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"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

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04:48 min | 11 months ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"In Detroit, where infrastructure funding is needed to fight flooding. Plus North Korea tested long range cruise missiles over the weekend. It was a reminder that you may be distracted with him. Yeah, Anistan covid 19 with your domestic issues. We're still building weapons. And grocery store prices are going up way up. The Biden administration says the meatpacking industry as part of the problem, farmers are losing money at a time when consumers are seeing higher prices at the grocery store. And there are new record province for those in the middle. First the news Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Spear. President Biden is in the West today, the president meeting with the nation's top fire officials in Boise, Idaho. He's also surveying damage from massive wildfires burning in Northern California. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports, Biden is receiving a new round of warnings, resources are stretched thin. Biden is making his first visit west of the Mississippi as president with a flyover of the devastation from the massive called or Fire near Lake Tahoe is also meeting with the nation's top fire managers were warning that resources are already all but depleted well ahead of California's traditional peak fire season. Biden toured the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, which has been operating in its highest priority level of deployment basically code red for an extraordinary two months now, Biden told officials gathered here that fighting wildfires as part of national defense. He's also using the visit to tout how is pending infrastructure bill could help address this and other consequences of global warming. Kirk Siegler. NPR NEWS Boise Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Today they sharp questioning from lawmakers on Capitol Hill regarding the Biden administrations. Afghanistan policy Blinken asked by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle how the country fell so quickly to the town of Ban after the U. S pullout, which ended the nation's longest war. Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized the State Department for non acting quickly enough to get American citizens legal residents and at risk Afghans out of the country after the Taliban took over last month. Some have called for Blinken to step down. Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to make landfall along taxes overnight, bringing with it heavy rains and high winds. The National Weather Service predicting Nicholas will remain a strong tropical storm. Texas Public Radio's Joe Joey Palacios reports. Coastal communities are preparing for the arrival. Scott Tanzer owns Port, a beach buggies and Porter ends is a resort town near Corpus Christi. He says he and other business owners have closed early and expect a long night. I'm thinking we're going to lose power, and hopefully we don't so hopefully we have some WiFi and power through the night and And then you know, I think a lot of businesses like myself are going to be closed tomorrow and hopefully when it all passes will get out and assess everything along the Texas coast. The National Weather Service says life threatening storm surge is possible Further inland. Significant rainfall is expected with flash flooding and urban areas like Houston. I'm Joy Palacios in San Antonio. The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal is underway with defense attorneys seeking to portray to parents accused of seeking to buy their Children's way into schools as victims of a con man whose families believe was asking for legitimate donations. That's attorney said former casino executive Gamal Abdel Aziz and former Staples and Gap Executive John Wilson never discussed praying vibes over, prosecutors say the parents were well aware their payments would get their kids designated its athletic recruits. You're listening to NPR news. At a three or four. This is KCRW news. I'm Matt Gillam. Long Beach is getting a presidential visit Later today, President Biden will be the star of a rally to support Governor Gavin Newsom in his fight against the recall effort. The visit is just one day ahead of the final day to cast about in the special election. Biden and Newsome are expected to appear together at Long Beach City College around seven PM It's the first time is sitting president has visited the local educational institution. The city of Long Beach has issued a traffic advisory road closures are planned and roadblocks have been set up around the Long Beach Convention Center. Head of the Southern California Stop. President Joe Biden will be up north to tour the devastation of the called or Fire. He's expected to speak about his administration's efforts to address blazes in the state alongside the climate crisis will bring you those remarks later this afternoon. And after months of anticipation, the recall to unseat the governor, Newsom is finally coming to an end. Tomorrow. Voting has been going on for a while now, thanks to mail in ballots, But if you choose to vote that way, you may be wondering whether your ballot actually made it through. Well case. It'll be star Atrium reports. There's a handy tool from the state that can help you figure it out whether you've already cast a vote to keep Governor Gavin Newsom in his seat or opted to bubble in. Yes, for the recall. You may be wondering where your mail in ballot is. There's an easy way for California's 22 million registered voters to figure that out..

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04:15 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"I'm Lakshmi, saying evacuations are accelerating from Afghanistan's capital, with thousands of Afghans and foreign national scrambling to get past Taliban fighters and into the Kabul airport. Army Major general Hank Taylor spoke a short time ago. Two evacuations in the last 24 hours. The total passenger count for those flights was approximately 16,000. Of that number. The U. S military transported just under 11,000 personnel. Security surrounding the evacuation is fragile. The U. S military says an unknown hostile actor fired on Afghan forces who are monitoring access to the Kabul airport. Afghan, US and coalition troops returned fire. Fighters. Covid 19 vaccines going from emergency authorization status to fully approved the Food and Drug Administration announces decision today based on an enormous amount of data on the vaccine's efficacy more than 200 million doses of the Pfizer shots. Have been administered since it was cleared for emergency use. In December. The U. S House is back early from summer recess to work on a massive social policy package. Here's NPR's Amy held Less than two weeks after the Senate passed a bipartisan trillion dollar infrastructure bill and approved a $3.5 trillion spending resolution, the House is taking up the legislation. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says they must get it done before October 1st. That's NPR's Amy held reporting. The Dow is up 272 points. It's NPR. A 31. You're listening to KCRW news. I'm Matt Gillam. Compton leaders are calling for the resignation of City Councilman Isaac Galvan, who is facing charges of election fraud and bribery. Gabon was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of trying to bribe a registrar employee and facilitating illegal votes in his favor to win the fifth term on the Compton City Council. One of those demanding that the accounts mint stepped down from his seat is Andre Spicer, the City Council candidate and entrepreneur who lost the election to Galvan by a single vote. He tells KCRW that the illegal actions Galvan allegedly took to keep his seat have dealt another blow to a city that is no stranger to rigged elections and corruption. The reason why we fight so hard, it's not just from me personally, but it's because This is what the people are, uh, voted for and it's really damaging to our democracy. Uh, how this is being him. So, um, If we want to get more people engaged in the voting process, we have to do things the right way. Spicer says Younger members of the Compton community feel that their votes are worthless because of people who illegally voted to undermine elections. Spicer says Galvin should be removed from office if he does not resign. Every 10 years. The city of L. A must be redistricted with new boundaries for City Council districts and 2021 is that year the process can have a big impact on representation in the city. Local leaders. City Councilman Kevin De Leon and Assembly member Miguel Santiago are urging members of underrepresented groups in East la to let their voices be heard in upcoming public meetings on the topic. Alien says. For decades, boundaries were drawn up in the U. S to politically marginalized people, including black residents, Latinos, Asian Americans and immigrants. How And where just boundaries are drawn, can shape our community's ability to elect the representatives of our choice. Santiago says it's critical to change that lines matter. Representation, Matt and here's the other thing. This isn't gonna happen for another 10 years. You don't get another shot at it. You can learn where and when the city's Redistricting Commission will be hosting meetings at redistricting dot l a city dot org And finally, state officials have started an investigation after a police officer in Santa Barbara County shot and killed a bystander while trying to shoot a suspect. The incident happened Saturday night in the small central coast town of Guadalupe. Authorities say the Guadalupe police officer recognized the suspect who was wanted on a warrant and tried to arrest them. It's not immediately clear what prompted the shooting. But instead of striking the suspect, the officer shot a 59 year old man. Lupe resident Juan Luis Olvera Percent and Prissy Otto died at the scene. The state Department of Justice is conducting an investigation into the shooting. Support for NPR comes from Procter and Gamble, maker of Metamucil, a five per supplement containing psyllium, a plant based fiber for traffic and removing waste.

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03:19 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"Not agree to the extension. Tropical depression on re is lingering over parts of the Northeast after making landfall along the coast of Rhode Island on Sunday, National Hurricane Center meteorologist Daniel Brown, the main press is going to be heavy rainfall. We still expect total rainfall of about 36 inches over portions of Long Island and New England, southeastern New York, New Jersey Through today. Forecasters say the remnants of an re are expected to move to the east and eventually head out to the Atlantic. You're listening to NPR news. In Washington. At 6 31. This is KCRW news. I'm Matt Gillam. Orange County Health officials say they're seeing signs that the latest Delta field surge of the coronavirus pandemic may be reaching a peak. Over the past two months, OC has seen numbers that would have put the put the county in the purple or most restrictive tier of the state's former covid blueprint. OC Healthcare Agency doctor Clayton Chow says that could be changing. But for the last few days that number has dropped to the red here. Hopefully, we will continue, if not continue to keep at that level or drop. Officials say they're bracing for numbers to rise as students return to the classroom. Chow says he's hopeful that kids are adhering to mask wearing requirements on campus. That is, despite some parents in Orange County, loudly opposing mask mandates. The report is that there has been very few Incident and in fact in most school, public school and private school kids with having no big deal and weighing math at all. More than 570. People are currently hospitalized with the virus in OC officials say about 21% of ICU beds are available in the county and nearly 70% of ventilators. High number of students at Cal State universities are struggling to pass required courses so much so that CSU is looking into system wide reform to help students graduate KCRW's Xena Tahar explains. Some classes offered at Cal State universities are notoriously challenging. For example, at Sacramento State, more than a third of students in physics, economics, computer science in anthropology classes end up failing or withdrawing. So CSU officials are working on giving struggling students more support and boosting graduation rates by targeting classes that have high DFW rates. DFW is in grades D and F or withdraw. The school system is looking to overhaul those classes where more than 20% of students get the failing grades through restructuring courses, improving teaching methods and giving students more resources outside of class through tutoring services and collaborative study. Xena Tahar. The CSU board of trustees is set to consider recommendations to give more support to Latino, black and low income students next month. And finally, a nearly 100 acre solar farm could be coming to L. A county. The California National Guard says it is planning to set up the array on 99 acres at the joint Forces Training base, Los Alamitos. Not completely set in stone, yet they are currently studying the environmental impacts. Support for NPR comes from C three. A. I C three AI software enables.

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04:58 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"From NPR news. I'm Janine Herbst. President Biden will issue an executive order today to promote competition across a number of industries, including farming airlines, prescription drugs and Internet service providers. NPR's Asma Khalid got an early look at the executive order is some of the more sweeping changes really do target the tech sector. You know, the White House wants Obama era net neutrality rules to be restored. It's also indicating that it will more closely scrutinized mergers in the tech sector, particularly when established players by up new competitors and when those deals might affect consumer data and consumer privacy. NPR's Asma Khalid reporting as the U. S continues its withdrawal from Afghanistan. A Taliban delegation is in Moscow for talks with Russian officials and claiming it's on the cusp of victory from Moscow. Charles Maynes has more Press conference in the central Moscow hotel. Taliban negotiator Shahabuddin Dilawar claimed the group now controls 85% of the country and explicitly ruled out terrorist groups like Islamic State finding any future safe harbor. We will not allow anyone Any any entity to use the side about Afghanistan. Against the neighboring countries, the original country and the world countries including the United States and into my life, The Taliban delegation is seeking to assure Russia that its recent military gains won't destabilise neighbouring Central Asian states, all former Soviet Republics where Islamist extremism has been a growing concern in recent years. NPR news I'm Charles Maynes. In Moscow, the European Parliament passed a non binding resolution calling on diplomats from across the continent to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics next year. Villa marks has more from London. The parliamentarians voted by a clear majority for this public rebuke of the Chinese government for human rights abuses, including its treatment of the weaker ethnic minority. The resolution contained 28 specific points, including the bond for verifiable improvements to government behavior in Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Tibet. Lawmakers from all of Europe's major political groups supported the vote in a clear escalation of tensions between Beijing and Brussels. Recent round of sanctions from both sides froze the progress of an EU China trade deal before it could even be ratified. NPR news under the marks in London. General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U. S. Because the side airbags can explode without warning and spare parts into the cab. This recall involves certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet and GMC Sierra trucks, GM says, though it has no reports of injuries. Wall Street is trading higher At this hour. The Dow was up 359 points the NASDAQ is up 95 s and P 500 up 35. You're listening to NPR news. At 804. This is KCRW news. Good morning. I'm Matt Gillam. Fire crews have extinguished a brush fire that sparked in a remote area of Malibu This morning. At least 150 firefighters were hard at work, putting out the five acre blaze. L. A County Fire department had to bring in water dropping helicopters because the fire started in a remote area of tuna Canyon. Road crews had to hike 2000 ft in steep, rugged terrain to get to the burning area with their hoses, and they may spend the whole day there amid the scorching weather to make sure there are no hotspots to rekindle the flames. The property was damaged in the fire and so far no reports of injuries. Been almost a month since California reopened, but the pandemic is still with us. The highly contagious Delta variant is now the dominant strain in the nation. But if you've got a child that's too young to get vaccinated, navigating the world can still feel unsettling. After Marcy Hard Art is a pediatrician at 10th Street pediatrics in Santa Monica. She spoke to kcrw's greater la about parents who may be thinking about whether to send kids to camp or school. If everyone in the family is fully vaccinated, having kids go to school, having kids go to camps It's not zero risk, but it's a fairly low risk. And so I think it's reasonable to have them go and I think that it's important for them to have that. Social interaction in their lives. Heart Heart says kids have been remarkably resilient to the virus. As of now, we are still not seeing Children get very sick from Covid. We are not seeing a lot of child to child transmission, but we're keeping an eye out for that to see if that Changes with the delta variant. At L. A county 60% of all residents are fully vaccinated, including kids, 12 and older. If you're planning on traveling out of L, a X or Van Nuys Airport in the future, you may not be able to buy a plastic bottle of water there if you get thirsty. That's because the Los Angeles Board of Airport commissioners has approved a plan to phase out the single use plastic containers at both locations. KCRW's Larry Peril has more L. A Mayor Eric Garcetti called the decision a bold one in the fight against climate change, effective immediately,.

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Report Finds Los Angeles Police Mishandled George Floyd Protests

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01:15 min | 1 year ago

Report Finds Los Angeles Police Mishandled George Floyd Protests

"Thea L. A Police department mishandled the protests and unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd last spring. That's the finding of a detailed and very critical report commissioned by the L. A City Council among the LAPD shortcomings, a lack of training, poor communication and minimal coordination that led to a fragmented response to the protests with more Here's KCRW's Matt Gillam. This review was spearheaded by a group of former Police Department commanders led by attorney Gerald Chaleff, who's looked at the LAPD's mishandling of past unrest. They found problems in the response at all levels from on the ground officers to top brass. According to the report. Many police only received a couple hours of training on using less lethal munitions, which seriously injured several demonstrators planning for mass arrests was minimal and led to people being detained for hours on end and police higher ups issued contradictory orders. Report also said so called Shadow teams of undercover officers were sent into the crowds together information but had insufficient means of relating their Intel back to authorities. Any of these problems have been called out in the past. Nearly two dozen recommendations for improvements are in the report, including regular audits to ensure the department is complying with settlements. LAPD is working on its own analysis of the response at a third review from the L. A Police commission is also in

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"matt gillam" Discussed on KQED Radio

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04:04 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Lily Jamali. We begin in Los Angeles, where the number of covert 19 cases is fast approaching. 1,015,000 people are infected there every day. Region has been the epicenter of the pandemic for months, but the speed of transmission continues to alarm officials. KCRW's Matt Gillam has more with around 10 million residents. L. A is the most populous county in the U. S by leaps and bounds. As we stared down the sad reality of a million cases. Think about what that means. Roughly one in 10 Angeleno says had a confirmed case of the virus at some point throughout the pandemic. And this week Scientific modeling by the county suggested the real number of cases is actually triple that because testing can't capture the real picture. That means one in three residents have had cove it. God. He logged its first case a year ago at the end of January, 2020 After that, it took all the way until December, 11 months to reach half a million cases. Now, in just a little over a month. We've seen that double to a million. Huge spike has officials pleading with people that it's never been more important to stay home. There. Now we've been recommending wearing a mask in your household. If you live with someone elderly or with an underlying condition for the California report, I met Gillom. We're going to go from l. A to the Central Valley, now another coronavirus hot spot where farm workers and those in food production have been left vulnerable by the pandemic. They're employees of the pistachio producer. Primex recently made the rare and risky decision to take to the streets. Mother Jones reporter Julia Loury has been reporting on this largely undocumented population. Julia and I spoke earlier about their grievances with the company they work for from to start. The company hadn't had particularly good practices when it came to taking coronavirus precautions it had actually Banned employees from wearing masks at the start of the pandemic, according to a number of workers I spoke with, but over the summer people started getting sick. They were coming to a coughing and the company again, according to several employees denied that there was a problem and encouraged employees to keep coming in. And eventually, a local news station broke the news that according to the company, 31 employees had been diagnosed with the Corona virus, and that news was really shocking and outraging too. Employees because they had not been told by the company itself that current virus has been spreading at this facility. So the workers ended up executives head announced a plan to set up a mobile testing unit and implement other states safety precautions. At the same time, employees had decided to conduct their own coronavirus scientists. They just will not convinced that it was only 31 employees who are sick. The testing unit that the company set up would later find that 100. 50 employees again out of 400 total have been infected, and one of those employees would die. Will you talk to us a little bit about how the pandemic has weakened? The labor and collective bargaining protections that workers are entitled to. This is something you've been looking into quite a bit, so I think what the pandemic has really done was underscore just how vulnerable a lot of agricultural workers are. You know many, many agricultural workers are documented. The U. S government estimates that about half of our farm workers are undocumented, and many are living paycheck to paycheck on then. Furthermore, there is very, very little of union representation, so less than 2% of farm workers are unionized. They don't have the legal or financial support of a union behind them. So between all of those things if you're living paycheck to paycheck if you're not unionized, especially if you're undocumented, No rational worker goes out on strike unless they've really reached a breaking point and their lives on the line. All right. Julia Larry, senior reporter at Mother Jones, thanks so much. Thank you. Support for the California report comes from Eric and Wendy Smith..

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"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

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07:09 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"Matt Gillam, giving us a look at the shifting political sands, Matt. Thanks. You got it, Steve. Thistles. Greater L A on KCRW. I'm Steve. Here, take US investigations and arrests Continue. In the wake of the U. S. Capitol insurrection last week that led to the deaths of at least five people. One of the people who died, was a resident of Ocean Beach just north of San Diego. Ashley Babbitt was a military veteran who spent 14 years in the air Force part of that service in Iraq. Graphic video shows a Capitol police officer shooting and killing her after she tried to climb through a broken window into a capital hallway. That officer, by the way, is on administrative leave pending an investigation. Family and friends say Babbitt was fervid in her beliefs on social media, expressing support for President Trump and amplifying Q and on conspiracy theories, and she comes from a region in Southern California. That has a history of far right extremism. Joel Day is research fellow at the USC center for Public Diplomacy. He specializes in combating violent extremism and homeland security. Hey, Joe. Pleasure to be with you. Thanks for having me. Ashley Babbitt aside, I mean, she she was She certainly was a part of the Cuban on conspiracy theory. She had mentioned her support of President Trump. But I also want to mention that there, you know, there are many far right. Extremist groups that air based or that they're fomented in Southern California. Let's talk a little bit about that history. Yeah, our region's history of reactionary fascism goes back several decades. And it started with kind of the KKK movement. There was a grand wizard that was here in our East County region, a small town called Santy, which is still nicknamed Clan T. We saw during the early two thousands, the rise of the militia movement with the Minutemen here at our border, and now it's kind of spiraled into what I would say is three different silos of Reactionary fascism or right wing extremism. And the first is political sedition ist so this would be sovereign citizens somewhat of the Q and on the far que non conspiracy combat 18 and the number of other groups. The second is right wing paramilitary groups. There's a group called the Three Percenters that is active here. That's all about overthrowing the government and finally number three taking supremacy groups. So this would be the current cake ram proud boys that we've heard about in the national media. They're all located here. In fact, the Southern Poverty Law Center says that San Diego's home to around 17 of these groups In your opinion, Joel. I mean, how does someone in San Diego or anywhere for that matter take take to these types of extremist groups. We have to understand that this is not the mainstream, right. We need to delineate between just people who support Donald Trump. And you know there's there's ah lot of folks whose to support Donald Trump that aren't violent extremists and I want to be really clear about that. But the way the extremist groups work, whether it be Isis and Al Qaeda or Ram and the three percenters and the proud boys is that they try to latch on to a couple of different things that are out in mainstream world. So you've got first localized grievances. And so these recruiters if you will, from these, these groups that are, you know, maybe a few dozen even they latch on to things like the Anti black lives matter movement. They latch on to the reopen protester, the anti masking protest that are more mainstream or even trump rallies. And they find localized grievances such as reverse discrimination, quote unquote or we have a stolen election, quote unquote or pandemic response. And then they try to tie that to historical victim narratives that the white power movement has used that kooky conspiracy theorists like the sovereign citizens have used to say the federal government is illegitimate. And they link that to their ideology, all ideological narrative, and that's when it becomes problematic, because if you link someone's individual experience who's part of the mainstream? To this historical victimization narrative. Then they start saying that violence is the on Lee solution. I want to underscore the fact that actually Babbitt, you know, lost her life. I mean, this is a human being who died. By gunfire at the United States Capitol and You know, I wonder because people who were close to her her brother called her. You know, a normal Californian and said, quote the issues. She was mad about where the things all of us are mad about. How do you make sense of how these ideas are becoming normalized, though for so many people? Well, and that's really where I want to draw that very clear distinction. It is completely within someone's constitutional rights to go and protest what they think is a political process that they don't support. On the other hand, if you start advocating storming the United States Capitol in order to interrupt the transfer of power that is sedition. And we need to start recognizing that if somebody raises a Nazi flag or a Confederate flag, we need to treat it the same way that it is treated within law enforcement for raising the ISIS flag or pledging allegiance to Osama bin Laden. Because all of those different flags commentate, the harming of life and property. And so while someone may be supportive of President Trump, the second that they start palling around with folks that are neo Nazis or raising the Confederate flag. On that crosses the line into a existential threat to life and property, and that they should be treated with the same criminal predicate that foreign terrorists are And and the people could die because of it if it becomes violent, and I just wonder. I mean, you know what? What can leaders In in all parts of this country, particularly in southern California. Dutilleux respond to these kinds of threats. It all comes down at the end of the day to making sure that our elected officials are treating the threat of domestic extremism with the same level of vigilance that we would be concerned about if our local neighbors were hoisting Isis flags over their house. On do that requires a culture change. It requires all of us to be.

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02:04 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"Her country and Joining up with people like minded people that also love their president in their country being, you know, she was voicing her opinion on Got killed for Bamut said he didn't believe his wife was carrying any weapons when she was shot. She was taken to Washington Hospital, where she died. The exact circumstances surrounding the shooting still unclear social media shows. A mob breaking windows to enter the capital when an officer inside the building fires a woman wearing a trump banner around her neck could be seen falling from the broken door frame and then lying motionless on the floor. The flood of covert 19 cases has medical facilities along the central coast. Bracing for the implementation of crisis care prospect comes as ICU capacity in Santa Barbara County is at 0%. About three quarters of the county's hospital beds are filled. KCRW's Matt Dillon has more on the situation there. The switch to crisis care means patients with urgent needs outside of covert 19 might not get the same level of treatment they'd usually receive. That's the situation facing hospitals in Santa Barbara, according to the county's public health officer, Dr Henning and Zorg this week and exasperated and Zorg said he was at a loss as to why people continue to travel and gather despite surging cases and clear stay at home orders. As more and more people require significant medical attention for the virus in the county. Some facilities in Santa Barbara are now treating patients in surge beds. Last night, 10 search beds were in use. Out of the county's 84 total ICU beds. 75 are occupied 55 of those with people battling Cove. It His KCRW's Matt Gillam reporting and real estate developer involved. The massive pay to play scandal in L. A City Hall has agreed to fork over $1.2 million Today. CP Employer Incorporated Is Paying the money to resolve a federal criminal investigation into the company's relationship with former City Council member Jose Wiis are These are voted to approve CPS 35 story project in the arts district. That's after an executive at the company agreed to make $50,000 in political contributions in exchange for Wizards vote, the company admitted to a statement of facts. Include that corruption in exchange for the U. S.

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02:05 min | 1 year ago

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"Our job in Congress to defend your rights, including your Second Amendment, and that's exactly what I'm here to do. 1967 rule exempts members of Congress from fire armbands on Capitol Hill. But it doesn't allow them to carry a gun in the chambers or other nearby areas. Some House Democrats wrote a letter recently asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi to repeal the 1967 rules. But they were unsuccessful. This is NPR news. From the David Burnett Foundation News from a KCRW I'm Cherry Glaser. Riverside County is struggling in its fight against the Corona virus. Pandemic deaths over the long New Year's weekend were staggering. And his KCRW's Matt Dillon reports, hospitalizations are at an all time high and a top county officials in the hospital struggling with Cove in 19. Between New Year's. Even yesterday, more people died from Govind 19 and Riverside County than succumb to the virus in the entire month of October. In just four days, 111 people perished. October's on 93 deaths Total The pandemic keeps escalating in the inland empire. San Bernadino County is now logged more than 200,000 cases of Covad and Riverside will go blazing past that sad benchmark it any moment. The latter has a record number of people in the hospital and the ICU battling coronavirus. One of the sick is county Auditor Controller Poulain Ghoul. Oh, the press enterprise reports. The county's elected financial watchdog has been in the hospital since December. 20th Although his condition has been severe at times while battling the virus, officials say he's feeling better and hopes to be discharged soon. He's not the first top to Riverside County official to come down with Covad In July, County Supervisor Karen Spiegel tested positive. Inland Empire Healthcare workers are anticipating at least a little bit of relief as the latest surge of covered patients continues to inundate them. Governor announced yesterday that strike teams are being deployed to the region for KCRW. I'm Matt Gillam in a sign of how dire the medical crisis has become in L, a county. Paramedics are being advised to reduce their use of oxygen and to refrain from transporting patients who have virtually no chance of survival..

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06:43 min | 1 year ago

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"I leave here in the sun is out and I get to the coast and it's cloudy, foggy, Misty. It's cold. We're going to provide the perfect way with the perfect weather. The Palm Springs Surf Club is part of a new generation of artificial surf spots setting up shop out here. Couple of others are under construction. With Maurin the pipeline Aziz the prospect of a surf board under your arm and a date shake in your hand becomes reality. Kcrw's Matt Gillam has a look at what it's gonna take to hang 10 just off the tent in the middle of the desert. While you're all these surface, or it's getting ready to open now, as the surface pushing the edge of wave making technology, Tom Lock to felt is behind the check at the Palm Springs Surf Club. Helped found raging waters in the early eighties. It included a wave pool, which was pretty underwhelming. So remember, we fired up that way. Pull It was such a chunk I couldn't believe I got this has nothing to do with surfing. Alway falls throughout the world were just basically bumping up and down chop machines. They didn't produce anything. Surf a ball had nothing to do with the sport. Passion for surfing has guided locked. I felt from his earliest days. I was a good athlete. I could have played either Stanford or Berkeley and football, but I wanted to serve, so I went to U. C. S D. Love of the sport that intuitive understanding of waves and good business acumen live locked if l'd to create surf Loch Technologies. After a lot of research and countless experiments, he's developed a system that uses the same tool nature does to form waves. We're using air. Here's what makes the waves out in the ocean. We do the same thing as what the ocean does. We're outside behind the surf Loch office next to a test pool in what's basically a little shed is a mishmash of pumps, valves, tubes and computers. Standing at the controls of this nomadic array is Michael Brown. He's a serf systems engineer who helped build and program what you're hearing. The system warms up to make a wave. It sounds like a plane getting ready for takeoff. That's all That's all it is, is just that the moving of the valve and coordinated manner we'll give you the way you want to put your hand here. You could kind of hear breathing a little bit, right? On a sunny desert afternoon. Pro surfer Shane Magnuson is sitting under a blowing easy up tent in a patio chair. The old water park. It's basically construction site now is the drained wave pool is being expanded. Magnuson is one of the backers of the Surf club, as well as its chief hydro officer, which is a made up title. But it's a real thing now, I guess and I designed waves utilizing various wave pool technologies. In this case, it's sir Flocks airbase technology like a DJ at a soundboard Magnuson can use what's basically a big iPad to change a bunch of parameters. Pressure, timing, you name it. In each of the individual big pumps that push the water out. There's probably like five guys who do what I do in the world and the rest of them have PhDs. I'm just like this guy who serves Uh, he's laughing, but his neck for manufacturing waves has led to a strange realization. So you're constantly refining the product. It's spitting out and when I say product, I'm talking about waves, and that might be the weirdest thing for someone like me is to refer to a wave is a product, but that's Essentially what we have here. How you turn Aaron to solid or I guess liquid products is proprietary magic. Several serve pools are in the works for the Coachella Valley, and each is using a different method to generate waves. One involves dragging something through the water to make awake to surf on while another method uses paddles. Magnuson says it actually makes sense for a concentration of these surf parks to locate here. This one is supposed to open in 2022 another soon after, and a couple more within five years. Everyone's had their eye on Palm Springs. The reason being is the heartbeat of the surf industry has always been Southern California, You know, So you have this just overwhelmingly surf centric population. That's a two hour drive, and the other thing we know about surfers is they love to take trips. Seconding Magnus interview is Doug Sheriff's He's a partner in the company. Developing Desert Surf a resort in Palm Desert that will have a wave pool as its primary draw. For somebody wants to take a surf trip was pretty attractive. You get more or less guaranteed decent weather with away pull. You get basically guaranteed good waves with the hospitality component to it. You get guaranteed. Quality lodging experience. You've got the golf and other activities right there. By now, you're probably thinking these projects are going to use a lot of water does, sir, for example, is planning to build a 5.5 acre lagoon. That'll hold about six million gallons, factoring in evaporation and at least one annual draining for maintenance sheriff says they're looking at using about 20 million gallons per year. Yeah, it's a lot. But the surf entrepreneurs want you to compare that with all the other environmentally unfriendly recreation that's already firmly planted, which sounds like a tremendous amount of water. It's roughly the amount of water that the whole of golf uses. So while providing a recreational activity that arguably will cater to as many of not more people than play golf on the average golf course in today, we're only using the amount of water that one hole of the golf course reduced. Since desert surface going in at an existing golf resort. They've launched a program called Turf for Surf that will remove enough grass to bring the pool's water impact down to zero sitting in the dry and empty old water park that will soon be the Palm Spring Surf Club. Bring up the shadow looming over all these new developments with Shane Magnuson. What about the ocean? There will never be a replacement for the ocean. Not at all. Magnuson views these pools as complementary to ocean surfing, not a replacement for it. Surfing the ocean teaches you lessons. There's a culture there. There's a respect. There's unwritten rules and everything. Now your packaging it in kind of a nice, cushy bubble where it's like there are rules. You don't have to fight with other people for waves. There is an off button in case someone gets hurt. These are all good things, but they're kind of hard things for people to accept to have based their life around this whole ocean culture. Although the experiences will be different. Magnuson is looking forward to people hopping out of the pool after catching a wave he made still beaming when I see essentially what we call just like this stoked faces. You know the surfed out like Look where people are recited just so pumped. That's what I get most excited about. With several surf destinations on the horizon for the Coachella Valley. There's a lot to be stoked for.

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KCRW

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"Yeah. Has failed. Ah, Unanimous consent motion went nowhere this morning when Republicans said no. This follows President Trump voicing his objections to Congress approving direct $600 payments to individuals. President called for lawmakers to boost them to $2000 something house Democrats tried to do today. President Trump has now granted clemency to nearly 50 people ahead of the Christmas holiday. NPR's Aisha Roscoe says the latest to receive a pardon include Paul Manafort and ex adviser Roger Stone. Paul Manafort was sentenced to seven years for tax fraud and other crimes. Trump's longtime confidante Roger Stone, who was convicted of lying under oath, also received a pardon. Both men were charged during the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has long argued that the Russia probe was unfair and should not have happened at all. Trump, also part of his daughter's father in law, Charles Kushner, who was convicted of tax evasion and witness retaliation. Back in 2005. Democrats, and some Republicans have sharply criticized these pardons. Democratic congressman Adam Schiff said the part and show that Trump is quote lawless to the bitter end. I SHALL Roscoe NPR NEWS. This is NPR news. 7 31. This is KCRW news. I'm Matt Gillam as the coronavirus slams Los Angeles. Not all neighborhoods are feeling at the same. The Northeast San Fernando Valley is getting hit particularly hard. There's the area's council member Monica Rodriguez. Our community continues to experience and be the ground.

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KCRW

02:48 min | 1 year ago

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"Edition on KCRW. I'm Matt Gillam. It's the week of Christmas and I don't know about you. But holiday cheer seems to be in short supply this year. So let's take a quick break from the few ups and a lot of downs of the news and take a few minutes to highlight somebody brightening the season. Combat. George lives east of the Bay Area in the town of Tracy. For the last several years, he's decked out his house with tens of thousands of lights, all choreographed to music. Short mites are what he actually does for a living. He runs the company magical light shows. But every holiday season he watches his electric bill skyrocket. So he's called a set can enjoy the show. Tom Bet, George, Thanks for coming on. No problem. I'm glad to be here. You've been doing these displays for a while. Your house puts on shows for Halloween and Christmas. When did you decide to go all in and sort of make this your signature thing? In 2013. I was watching some videos online to set to music, and I thought it might be fun to do it. And honestly, it was kind of a happy accident where I tried it. And then once I put up my first video, even the very first video went viral and just kind of took off into it very bright Monster. Let's have a run down to the numbers for this year. How many lights are we talking? How long does it take you to do all of that to get them to sync up with the music? My last estimation was about 70,000 lights that are all Cora grafted music. This year's show has so far taken about 450 hours to program and I'm not really sure how long it takes to set up. The set up is that as bad as it used to be, because truth be told, I leave the wiring up all year long, and it's all hidden in the eaves. I don't have to do is pop the lights into place. Most of it's really just a programming to music. Typically, it takes about 10 to 20 hours programming per minute of music that you hear. So what about your electric bill? What is the damage every year? It's not as bad as people would anticipate. Typically, the show only cost about $3 a night I would say to run Of course. Now we have a pretty large solar system that pace for the show by itself. For sure, I'm picking my job from the floor. Just thinking about all of those lights flashing and going and then, like three bucks is surprisingly cheap is part of the L A D technology really most people when they think of Christmas lights. We think of the old incandescent lights and led his heart literally eight times more efficient than the incandescence. As you said, the Internet found out what you were doing in a viral sensation is might be 11 descriptor. You go on YouTube and see videos of your house flashing, twinkling, shimmering any other light related verb You want. But this holiday season one of your numbers has really taken off. That is, of course, the eighties classic Take on me by Ah ha and your house puts on quite.

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KCRW

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"Over somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 to $60. You could book a time log on and live actors are elves in a studio show you the visitor, the Reindeer Barn, Mrs Claus Bakery and other hot spots. That all happens before they're asked if they'd like to drop by Santa's office to see if he's available for a quick chat. Spoiler alert. Santa's always available for that quick chat. So, of course, Santa's always available for that quick chat. I guess. You know you're getting a lump of coal when Sanders maybe a little busy for the chat, right? Exactly So, so they're really enjoying all this online stuff. They're actually raving about it. Both of our jolly elves say that while they're sitting out in person events this year, they're busier than ever. Going. Digital was allowed them to spend time with families all over the U. S. And the World. Santa Ed as an appearance at the U. S embassy in Poland on the books and Santa Rick is shared Christmas cheer with families in the U. K. I think at the end of the day Santa Rick really sums up nicely. What digital visits are allowing for those in the claws community this year by economic season was saved by emotional season has been salvaged. And I'm really having a ball. Now That's a lesson from Santa that all of us can use right. I mean, this year has been Pretty bad for a lot of people, one for the books for sure, but we can still make the most Matt out of Christmas and try to enjoy some of the magic of the season, even if it's not quite what we had hoped it would be. Totally agree, Steve. We've finally reached the end of 2020. So why not make Christmas the escape clause? No. Well played big, thanks to you, Kcrw's Matt Gillam..

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Los Angeles County’s Newly Tightened Safer-At-Home Restrictions Start Today

All Things Considered

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Los Angeles County’s Newly Tightened Safer-At-Home Restrictions Start Today

"L a County logged more than 8100 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend amid a new record of more than 7400 hospitalizations. The search of cases calms his experts try to slow the spread of the virus case. Here goes Matt Gillam has Maura on new restrictions that go into effect today. Last week it was in person dining restaurants in L. A county were told they could only offer take out or delivery until mid December. It's exasperated business owners. But L a county public health officials say outdoor dining is increasingly risky with an estimated one in 145 residents infectious and capable of spreading the virus. Starting today, new Countywide restrictions on gatherings go into place. People should only gather with members of their household for public or private events, and they're being asked to stay home as much as they can. Are two exemptions to the gathering rules, protests and religious services

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KCRW

02:18 min | 1 year ago

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"County hit the threshold of a five day average of more than 4000 daily new cases. It impacts and already struggling restaurant and hospitality industry. One county supervisor Katherine Barker, opposes the new restrictions, saying it will threaten hundreds of thousands of jobs. This restriction is separate from a curfew set by the state last week. That month Long rule kicked in Saturday and requires people not on essential errands to say at home Between the hours of 10, P.m. and 5 A.m.. Statewide, the city of L. A will open what it calls a covert 19 testing super site tomorrow in the San Fernando Valley. The walk of sight will be at the San Fernando Recreation Park in the city of San Fernando, and it will be open from 8 p.m. to 4 P.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Only officials say up to 3000 people a day could be tested at the site. Sanford into Park is a few miles away from a large drive. Thru cited Hanson Dam. The city says it hopes the new site will provide testing for residents in the area who don't have access to a vehicle Flu shots will also be available at the site. A new art installation at LAX to is celebrating something many of us are missing out on this year, the Office Holiday party even though the art museum is closed, this installation is open for viewing and KCRW's Matt Dillon, says local artist Alex Preggers. New sculptures will jog all the warm and awkward memories of work parties past. Slashed, martini toting boss and exhausted accountant slouched over her desk in a Santa hat, and even the guy who's inappropriately sitting on the Xerox machine are all featured in Preggers installation. The title farewell work holiday parties. 15 life size characters. Prager calls life sculptures populate this meditation on the seasonal, bucking all to make the slightly cartoonish but very real looking office staff, Prager scanned actual actors and three D printed their body parts, adding some punch or a mole where she saw fit. And she's given them all back stories. That accountant is named Wilma and she's been the office Santa for 11 years. Gregor, an artist and filmmaker in L. A. Is looking for humor in 2020, she tells the L A Times farewell work holiday parties is meant to explore and point out the absurdity of a tradition we can't maintain this year. His KCRW's Matt Gillam reporting support for NPR comes from ex chair maker of the ex to home office chair with dynamic variable lumbar support and 10 ergonomic adjustments. Donating to Gladstone Research Institute to fight covert 19 at extra com..

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KCRW

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"More on that now from Kcrw's Matt Gillam, this was an indoor service of the Angelus Temple last Sunday. You have a way of taking disappointment, making it and then to move home. Singing, preaching and hordes of the faithful, all packed into the church that has a capacity of 3500. Announcement on the Angelus Temple's website says in person services resume November 1st that's in direct violation of state and county health orders. The church says it's encouraging masks, seating people far apart and conducting temperature checks before services L. A City Council member, Mitchell Farrell's office tells local blogged The East Sider they were not aware in person gatherings were happening at the church. Angelus Temple was founded in 1923 by one of the most famous evangelists of the era. Aimee Semple McPherson on this Kcrw's Matt Dillon Reporting and 15 year old Lily Morse made history last month and she became law beaches. First female Eagle Scout. Was just last year. The Boy Scouts of America now known as scouts, BS, a sort of welcoming girls Scout leaders estimate There are approximately 300 girls in the program that's between 10 to 14% of their membership. His most explained to ABC seven. Not everyone is happy about the change. I've had some a lot of boys and even adults tell me why I shouldn't be there. And so that's like, Well, it's really frustrating. It kind of just encouraged me to keep going and want it. Want to be an Eagle Scout even more? Just show them like that. This is like my place too. I deserve to be here. Since joining scouts, Morse has attained merit badges for cycling and hiking and even lead a team to build tables for a native plant nursery in San Pedro. Now she's looking forward to leading other girls. It shouldn't matter what your gender is, I don't know. I hope to show other girls that they could do a cool things too. Lily and her family have now moved to Montana, where Lily will act as a mentor in the local scout troop..

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KCRW

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"I'm Laxmi saying the Trump campaign says it's formally asking Wisconsin to conduct a partial recount of votes in the state that was called for Joe Biden. It wants recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties. President remains convinced he was robbed of the election, though there's been no evidence of that this after President Trump took the controversial step of firing the top cybersecurity official of the Department of Homeland Security, Here's NPR's Windsor Johnston. In a pair of tweets. Trump said that Christopher Cribs gave AH highly inaccurate statement about the security of the election. Trump's dismissal of Krebs comes several days after the cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency concluded that the election was the most secure in U. S history. And then there's the matter of a growing national health crisis. State and local leaders across the U. S or taking fresh steps to combat coronavirus ahead of Thanksgiving. We have more from NPR's Giles Snyder, Public health experts and doctors urging families to forego Big Thanksgiving get togethers with Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker is suggesting that a zoom meeting would be a good option. Illinois, Ohio in Maryland, have announced new restrictions on business hours and crowd sizes more mass mandates to enforce a strict out to her mask requirement now in effect in California. But there are holdouts, including South Dakota, where Governor Christy Nome has resisted a masked man date and other restrictions. This is NPR news from KCRW. I'm Cherry Glaser with this local news update. As California and much the rest of the country wrestles with another surgeon. Coronavirus cases, one local county is getting creative when it comes to testing as KCRW's Matt Dillon reports, Orange County is kicking off a new program that lets people self administer a test at home. These new at home kits rely on saliva rather than nasal swabs in each kid is an FDA approved PCR test along with a FedEx label that would allow for a 24 hour turnaround time if the sample is mailed back early enough in the day. The Board of Supervisors. Vice chair Andrew Doe said the risk of coronavirus patients overwhelming the region's health system was very high as we enter the holiday season, he said OC residents should work regular covert screenings into their routines, since they're crucial to slowing the spread. The county plans to initially roll out some 11,000 kids for residents in the hardest hit cities of Anaheim in Santa Ana. They're free, and for now they will be available for pickup at health clinics or by mail. But officials hope to expand the program and have kids handy at places like libraries, city halls or other public places soon. By year's end. OSI is hoping to have half a million kids ready for residents to take home. It's not clear how much the first of its kind program will cost the county overall. But federal funds obtained through the cares act are paying for it now for KCRW. I'm Matt Gillam beloved and historic puppet theater in Los Angeles could be while the next economic victims of the pandemic. As KCRW's angel career is reports. The bombmaker Marionette Theater says it's dangerous, dangerously close to having to shut down for good. The puppeteers who run the 57 year old Bob Baker marionette theater. States lost roughly half a million dollars in lost revenue during the pandemic. He did pivot their whole business model to stay afloat during this time, launching a Patriot accounts a program where you can adopt a puppet and even direct to you puppet shows, but now they're running a Hail Mary fundraising campaign. Less than a month away from not being able to pay rent and are looking to raise $365,000 to stay afloat through 2021 avoid permanent closure. The theater moved to its new home in Highland Park just late last year. Beloved for their old school kid friendly puppet shows, But the red curtains have been drawn ever since the march. Stay on ever since the march..

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KQED Radio

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"York City and Portland Oregon large protests are occurring in Australia in Melbourne Sydney and dozens of other cities and towns this is NPR news from Washington. tropical storm Imelda and its remnants are blamed for at least two deaths in southeast Texas the National Weather Service says the Beaumont area received more than forty inches of rain in seventy two hours one of five crew members who survived a deadly boat fire off southern California is suing the boat's owner and the company that chartered it the lawsuit claims the boat was not sea worthy and was being operated in an unsafe manner Matt Gillam with member station KCRW says the fire over Labor Day weekend killed thirty four people aboard nearly all of those who died were passengers in a court filing Ryan Sims says the boat's owner truth Aquatics did not properly maintain the conception Sims alleges the company poorly trained its employees and rant about knowing conditions on board were dangerous and that the vessel didn't have adequate means of escape Sims of the sleep on the top deck early on Labor Day when he was awakened by loud noises he says he and other crew members are trapped by the fire and forced to jump to the deck below we made the leap Sims broke his leg in three places Sims is seeking unspecified damages claiming on sea worthiness and maritime negligence under the nineteen twenty Jones act the vessels owners have cited a pre civil war maritime law to attempt to shield themselves from liability for NPR news I'm not kill in Santa Barbara that fire broke out in the middle of the night as the boat was anchored off Santa Cruz island the cause remains under investigation a criminal investigation is under way. I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington. hi.

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California governor acts to stem 'epidemic' of youth vaping

Morning Edition

01:05 min | 3 years ago

California governor acts to stem 'epidemic' of youth vaping

"Governor Gavin Newsom is taking executive action against Peiping he's kicking off a public information campaign focusing on the dangers of ease cigarettes is KCRW's Matt Gillam reports Newsome's planet comes during a national epidemic of vapor lated illnesses governor Newsome is telling state regulators to act boldly and look for ways to ban counterfeit any legal E. cigarette products those unregulated vape products ruling to a nationwide outbreak of a mysterious respiratory illness federal health officials have confirmed three hundred eighty cases so far six people across the country including one person in LA county have died from the condition Ventura county public health officer Dr Robert Levin says five patients in that county are confirmed to have the vapor lated illness symptoms are severe respiratory disease many of these patients wind up hospitalized many in the I see you and a quarter of the page. tions wind up on ventilators governor Newsome's as immediate action is needed to help the public health crisis and dramatic rise in youth vaping Newsome says he wants to allocate twenty million dollars to the

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"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"matt gillam" Discussed on KCRW

"You are listening to KCRW my name's Matt Gillam sitting in for Larry Perot good to have you along stay with us for all things considered up ahead on the program dozens of food companies have promises stop buying from farmers who cut down trees in places like the Amazon rain forest companies have a new tool to monitor farms and it is called satellites looking down on these things from space we look at that just ahead on the program and in about fifteen minutes on All Things Considered our Shapiro's would be talking in real mine own staff attorney at the northwest immigrant rights project about a new rule that impacts who can qualify for asylum claims a conversational but later in the hour of the program continues on KCRW bring attention now to the freeways in Anaheim on the ninety one east around Raymond Avenue we've got a stalled car there in the middle lane and a sig alert right now in Ontario the ten west Archibald and hold this incident been going on for much of the day causing a lot of headaches in the Ontario area it's a crash investigation there it's got the flowing out of commission no word on when that might be resolved and then rose made on the eastbound ten at Baldwin Avenue got disabled vehicle blocking the middle lane there about a thirty minute delay behind that one finally this fall to pass north bound for five at Skirball center two car crash walking middle lane three twenty KCRW this is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm ari Shapiro inability Cornish Brazilian scientists say the destruction of the country's forests has increased sharply this year those force often are clear to grow food many big food companies have pledged to stop this is Dan Charles as some of those companies are watching with their suppliers are doing from space mondo lease international may not be a household name but its products are with a company that makes.

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The Latest Ebola Outbreak Is Centered in a War Zone

Midday on WNYC

05:36 min | 4 years ago

The Latest Ebola Outbreak Is Centered in a War Zone

"Spiro discusses her new feature night comes out and exploring the links between the multibillion dollar oil boom out west and violent crime against native American communities. This is midday on WNYC. All that is next after the news. Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jim hark at a came a, campaign stop Thursday in Pennsylvania President Trump lashed out at the news media for underplaying his political accomplishments as Bobby Allen of member station WHYY reports. Trump rounded up the usual suspects, Trump is in. Wilkes Barre which, helped, propel him to the White House to back Lou bar ladder for Senate Republican, with hardline views on illegal immigration but Trump spent a large chunk of his speech making swipes at the news media pointing at the TV. Cameras in the back. Of the arena and. Even these people back here these horrible horrendous people Trump said news coverage of a recent meeting with Queen Elizabeth of England was slanted against him but they. Can make anything bad because. They are the fake fake disgusting news Today a report, from the United Nations. Found that Trump's verbal attacks on the media could trigger more violence against journalists for NPR news I'm Bobby. Allen in experience the national. Archives and records administration says it won't be able to finish the review of nearly one million documents regarding supreme court nominee Br Kavanagh's time with George W Bush White, House before October that's creating a potential roadblock GOP hopes to get the confirmation done, before the November midterm election Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley blames. The opposition for requesting too many, documents one of. My researchers said, that, maybe compared to the last five supreme. Court nominees it would be more than, all of them added together Grassley hopes to start confirmation hearings sometime in September Firefighters battling blazes across the western US are getting. Reinforcements from abroad Matt Gillam with Boise state public radio reports fire personnel from Australia and New Zealand are. Expected to land in, Idaho this week top US fire managers requested around one hundred fifty fire specialists from Australia and New Zealand they've assisted and partnered with America for over half a century fire professionals including division supervisors strike team leaders and helicopter. Managers are among those on. The way American fire managers tapped Australia and New Zealand for assistance because fire infrastructure and the two nations is similar to that. Of, the US when international personnel arrived they'll undergo a one day. Orientation at the Boise based National Interagency Fire center before being deployed to wildfires across the, west, firefighting resources, are also being provided by Canada they've sent to air tankers. And a lead plane help battle blazes in the Pacific northwest for NPR news I'm, Matt Gilman Boise heavy rains of prompted authorities to evacuate. Parts of Virginia city in case of dam fails The Lynchburg department of. Emergency services says areas near the college lake dam or being evacuated the national weather service says at this. Time the dam has, not failed and is being closely monitored by emergency personnel for any signs of structural failure This is NPR news The World Health Organization says the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo was in what it calls. An active conflict zone there have been twenty six suspected cases and at least. Twenty, people, have died. NPR's Jason bobbie-ann reports the conflict could slow efforts. To control the outbreak this latest outbreak is in the North Kivu. Province of the DRC it's close to the border with Uganda fighting among militant groups, for control of gold diamond and coltan mines in the province has forced nearly a million. People from, their homes a groups. Say the armed conflict in addition to the large number of displaced people in the area may make. Controlling this outbreak difficult the Congolese health ministry has sent a team of a dozen bowl of specialists to the village where the cluster of. Cases was, first, reported they stress however that this new north kiva outbreak is not. Related to an outbreak the began in April on the other, side of, the country. Jason bobbie-ann NPR news State officials in California vowed to press on with a clean air lawsuit, blasting the Trump administration Thursday for weakening automotive fuel efficiency standards California's attorney general also promised. Another lawsuit if the administration makes. Good on plans to revoke longstanding waiver allowing California and other states to set their own stricter auto. Emission standards at least twelve other states and the district of Columbia follow California's rules I'm mixed day on Wall Street Thursday the s. and. P. five, hundred, index closed up thirteen points the Dow Jones industrial average slipped seven. Points the NASDAQ composite jumped ninety six points I'm Jim Clark, NPR news in Washington Support for NPR comes, from NPR stations other contributors include e. c. m.. C. foundation. Working through improve postsecondary educational outcomes for under. Served students through evidence based innovation learn. More at ease EMC foundation dot org WNYC.

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