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Air Force's new top general makes history as first black to head a military service
"Ruth Sherlock NPR news The Air Force has a new top officer General Charles Q. Brown Jr. He's the first African American to serve as a military chief, and he'll be the first black officer on the
New York AG files lawsuit to dissolve NRA for "fraud and abuse"
"Moved to dissolve the after a fraud investigation. The attorney general of New York. This is, according to the the NPR. Took actually Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association following an 18 month investigation. They found evidence of the powerful gun rights group is quote, fraud or front with fraud and abuse. And here is the New York attorney General Letitia James, talking about just this just a few minutes ago. My office filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association. To dissolve the organization in its entirety. Four years of self dealing. And illegal conduct. Violate New York's charities Law. Undermine its own mission. It's clear that the area has been failing to carry out its stated mission for many, many years and instead Is operated as a breeding ground for greed. Abuse. And brazen illegality.
Unemployment claims top 1 million for 20th straight week
"Good news in the weekly numbers ahead of the broader-based government report for July due out. Tomorrow. Government says the number of state jobless claims. Last week fell by two hundred and forty-nine. Thousand still marks the twentieth straight week at least a million people filed for unemployment
Belarus' leader of 26 years warns against election protests
"Says his security forces have arrested US citizens ahead of his country's presidential election Sunday, saying Belarus is facing hybrid warfare. NPR's Lucien Kim. Reports. Belarus has already detained 33 Russian nationalists accused of trying to stir up trouble before the vote. Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko, running for a six term, met with security officials in the capital, Minsk. Somebody. People with American passports and Mary Toe American diplomats have been arrested, Lukashenko said. Last week. The Salish Clara if a native Belarussian, who works as a political consultant in Washington, was arrested during a visit home. He denies working for Lukashenko's opponents, many of whom are in jail. Belarussian opposition, which says Lukashenka will use mass vote rigging to hang on to power is already planning protests. Asian Kim NPR NEWS Moscow The
New York DA Got Trump Financial Records After Deutsche Bank Subpoena
"Court filing suggest abroad criminal probe of president. Trump's business organization is now underway is NPR's Brian. Man tells us a prosecutor in New York reportedly gained access to more of president trump's financial records. Cyrus. Vance. Is District Attorney in Manhattan and according to The New York Times. He subpoenaed Deutsche. Bank last year for trump's financial records sources told The Times the bank complied Vance has also been fighting to get trump's tax records in court filings this. Week Vance's office also signalled a wider investigation into what prosecutors call public reports of possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the trump organization. Vance's a Democrat and trump has called his investigation a continuation of the witch hunt by the president's political enemies. Last year trump was forced to disband his charity in New York. After the State Attorney General found, he broke the law by misusing donations for personal and political gain. Brian Man NPR news this is NPR.
A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance
"Wrote the words too some of the classic Disney songs he was the lyricist behind three classic Disney song books, as well as Little Shop of Horrors. But his career was cut short when he died of AIDS in 1991. Composer Alan Menken had worked closely with Ashman and now a new documentary film has given him one last chance to collaborate with his late friend Tim. Grieving has the story. Alan Menken wrote this song at Howard Ashman Hospital Bed while his friend was dying. His life was pitifully cut short. But As an artist. He's really vital Even now. They met in New York in the 19 seventies, where Ashman was running a black box theater. They yelled like Rodgers and Hammerstein and wrote the musical's Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless you, Mr Rosewater, and the unlikely hit little Shop of horrors. Pretty soon Ashman was courted by Jeffrey Katzenberg to come to Disney and help in animation department That was on the skids. I have a letter that I found in the Library of Congress. And it's a letter from Jeffrey Katzenberg. Don Hahn, a producer on beauty and the Beast directed the new documentary, Howard, says Howard. Thanks for talking the other day. There's so many things we want you to work on. We'd love you to work on a Arabian Nights story. We'd love you to work a little murder, and Jeffrey ends up, saying the collaboration of Of Howard Ashman and and bolt. Disney is, you know just a hit, waiting to happen. It sure Wass, Ashman and Mink and brought a vibrant Broadway sensibility to Disney animation, and it led to a lucrative renaissance. The beast. Ashman died before he finished Aladdin and even before beauty and the Beast premiered, he was only 40. The documentary tracks his rise from a theater obsessed kid in Baltimore to his musical highs to his untimely death, told through archival footage of recording sessions, song demos, new interviews with family and friends and Ashman, explaining his own philosophies. You get to a certain point where the crab has to convince the mermaid not to go up above the water and change your life, So he has to sing under the sea, and she has same part of your world because she wants to go up to dry land so badly. Over the years, Alan Menken has worked unused songs from the Disney animated musicals into their Broadway adaptations. So in a way, he's never stopped working with Howard Ashman. I wrote a song for Howard past Mile friend Donna When Tim Rice and I began work on the Broadway adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, I said, I'm going to take a piece of music and is this home? This is where I should learn to be happy. So that became part of the fabric of beauty and the beast of hell in this Mink and shared his memories for the documentary. When Don Hahn sent in the rough cut, he told the director, he had to write the score. Oh, my God! Was it a labor of love? I feel deeply connected to Howard. And I just felt that I wanted music that if he was directing and he would have wanted to put in there Composer says This was really like his final collaboration with Howard almost 30 years after he died, a new work with words by Ashman and tunes by Minkin. For NPR news. I'm Tim grieving.
Los Angeles to cut water and power to homes hosting large parties
"Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city will start off water and power to homes that host large parties. NPR's Adrian Flurry Toe says the parties violate help orders aimed at stopping the pandemic? Nor city said, he made the decision following numerous reports of large house parties including one earlier. This week that had about two hundred people in attendance and ended in a deadly shooting, much of La remains shut down amid a spike in covid nineteen cases that includes bars and nightclubs. But Garcetti said House parties or becoming nightclubs in the hills, the consequences of these large parties ripple far beyond just those parties, they ripple throughout our entire community because the virus can quickly and easily spread. Beginning Friday officials will be authorized to shut off water and. And power to homes found to have repeatedly violated the order. AGAINST PARTIES ALTHOUGH LA. Has Banned parties of any size. The mayor said, the city will only target homes that have hosted large ones injury and flooding the NPR
Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of atomic attack
"Marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima today with a ceremony that was scaled down because of the pandemic. As NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul. The bombing killed 140,000 people, most of them civilians. Participants observed a minute of silence at 8:15 a.m. At a ceremony in Hiroshima's peace Park. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remarked that as the only country to suffer an atomic bombing, Japan must work for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Hiroshi Montemayor. Kazumi Matsui pointed out, though, that Japan itself has refused to sign a U. N treaty to ban atomic bombs. In a videotaped message, U N Secretary General Antonio Good, Harish lamented the fact that Postwar arms control agreements are unraveling. Japan still has more than 136,000 survivors of two atomic bombings. Their average age is over 83 there are 9200 fewer of them than last year.
Supplemental Unemployment Benefits for Laid Off Employees
"Here, in the US Congress is still trying to come up with a deal on a coronavirus relief package, which could include some form of supplemental unemployment benefits. NPR's Scott horsely reports that new research out there shows those unemployment benefits have helped prop up the economy ordinarily when people lose their job, they spend less money, but on usual happen this spring when tens of millions of people were suddenly thrown out of work by the pandemic at first, they're spending did go down just as you'd expect but the story took a turn once people. Start to receive unemployment benefits which the federal government had boosted by six hundred dollars a
Countries offer help to Lebanon following massive Beirut explosion
"To help Lebanon cope with the aftermath of the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people at last count. And injured more than 5000 others as NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports. The blasts flattened buildings, crushed vehicles and left city streets covered with shattered glass since Lebanon's prime minister made the appeal for countries to help heal Lebanon's wounds, offers of aid have been rushing in France says it's sending dozens of emergency workers, a mobile medical unit and 15 tons of assistance. The office of President Emmanuel Macron says the aid should be able to treat about 500 people. Children is also sending a military field hospital and Egypt says it's set one up already in Beirut. Russia has pledged five planeloads of assistance and support workers and Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic are among the many countries sending rescue workers and sniffer dogs. To help dig through the rubble in search of the missing Ruth Sherlock. NPR News on Wall Street stocks closed
Primary results: Kris Kobach loses Kansas Senate primary
"Primary season and in yesterday's contests, Progressive Democrats scored two high profile victories. While a conservative aligned with President Trump lost to a more mainstream Republican in Kansas. NPR's Susan Davis is here to sort through results and tell us what this might signal about November. Let's start with the Republican contest where former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach lost the GOP Senate primary to Congressman Roger Marshall today you wrote that this is a win for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. How so? Well. Marshall was McConnell's preferred candidate. The Senate Leadership Fund, which is an outside Superpac align with the leader spent over $2 million to help Marshall win. McConnell, like many Republicans believed that if Kobach had won, he would've tanked the party's chances of holding to the on to that seat in November and very likely could have taken the majority down with it. A word of caution here, though, Marshal is still not a sure bet. There's still interesting things happening in Kansas, and that race looks like it could still be competitive. And I've talked to GOP strategist who say it's gonna You know they're going to keep investing in Kansas to keep it in their column, but ultimately this is a seat that will be harder for Democrats to win and the battle for the Senate carries on.
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine
"Update now on two important diplomatic vacancies. One is the post of U. S ambassador to the Ukraine. The last woman who held that Senate confirmed job was a central figure in President Trump's impeachment. And now the president's pick for the job is facing some lingering question in his own confirmation hearing. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports President Trump's ouster of the ambassador to Ukraine featured prominently in his impeachment trial. Marie Ivanovich face to smear campaign by Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been pressing Ukraine to get dirt on Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, says that's still happening. Giuliani Esteban, Savory Ukrainian characters have not let up their efforts to use Ukraine to interfere in U. S politics. Others in the Senate seem intent on amplifying their efforts. Menendez wants the new nominee, retired Lieutenant general Keith Dayton, to avoid playing into this and avoid any meetings with Giuliani. Senator I'm not going to commit to that, because I believe that as an ambassador, I would have the obligation to meet with any U S citizen and hear them out. It was a home. Dayton has been a defense attache in Moscow, a security advisor for the U. S on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and, in recent years has run the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He's well versed on Ukraine, but his answers frustrated both Menendez and another Democrat Chris Murphy. So at the end of the hearing, he did offer this reassurance. Ify is the U. S ambassador and key Have any indication that there is any kind of election interference going on using Ukraine as a azalea ever to do that? I would, of course, report that directly to this committee. I think you have a right to know that I think I have an obligation to report that to Dayton says his priorities in the country, if confirmed, would be to help Ukraine fight corruption and beef up Ukraine's Navy and Air force. Next door in Belarus. The U. S is reviving diplomatic relations in part because of Russia's aggression. In Ukraine. Career diplomat Julie Fisher has been tapped to run the U. S embassy in Minsk. Our relationship with Belarus languish for more than a decade. But after Russia's illegal seizure and occupation of Crimea, and it's manufactured war in Ukraine stone best region, we began to see signs of interest from the Belarussian sign. Belarus recently bought US crude oil to decrease its dependence on Russia and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Minsk earlier this year. But the's warming ties will be tested by an election this Sunday, and Fisher face questions about that the first component to ensuring that we can continue to grow this relationship. Not see steps backward in the conduct of this presidential election. The long time ruler Alexander Lukashenko is facing a united opposition in the run up to this election, and his regime has been cracking down. There will be no international monitors, though Fisher says the U. S embassy will be watching the vote closely. What we are trying to get Johnny is basically to ensure that there is space to ensure their space for more than one voice. In this country. Lukashenko kicked out the less U. S ambassador to Belarus in 2008 after the US accused his government of human rights violations and tighten sanctions. Michelle Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington
Colombia Supreme Court Orders Ex-President Álvaro Uribe Detained
"Colombia on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former President Alvarado re bay who's one of the country's most powerful politicians. Many Colombians adore rebate for leading a military offensive against Marxist guerrillas. But he has long faced allegations of human rights abuses. Here's reporter John Otis during his two terms as Colombia's president Alvarado Bebe's hardline security policies badly weakened the guerrillas who eventually signed a peace treaty. After he left office in 2010. Reba was elected to the Senate and helped elect the next two Colombian presidents. Followers really believe that he is the greatest Colombian ever to. I don't know to walk on Columbus. That's Paulie Martinez, a columnist for the Colombian newsmagazines, Samana. She points out that rebates presidency was also plagued by scandals under Areva's watch. Army troops killed thousands of innocent civilians then claimed they were guerilla fighters Rebates Intelligence agency spied on journalists, opposition leaders and Supreme Court judges. His current troubles stem from allegations that during the war rebased supported the formation of paramilitary death squads. The Supreme Court is now investigating whether rebate bribed witnesses to change their testimony. Sergio Guzman is the director of the consultancy Columbia Risk Analysis. The evidence against President you. It must be pretty solid for the Supreme Court to take the step. However, the news that rebate would be placed under house arrest. Outraged his supporters, including current president even Duke, Scanlon said. I will pay scumbag body See if he ended and we were done. He pointed out that the guerrillas and they had fought so hard to defeat and who have been accused of kidnappings and massacres have avoided prison under the generous terms of Colombia's 2016 peace treaty. But even Cepeda, the opposition senator, who accused Reba of having ties to paramilitaries, was elated. Why personas in Colombia? It's important, Seema. Justicia away, he said with the court's decision shows that no matter how powerful you are, no one is above the law for NPR news. I'm John Otis in Bogota, Colombia.
Indian Prime Minister Lays Cornerstone For Controversial Hindu Temple
"India's prime minister made a rare pandemic era trip out of the capital. Today he went to a northern Indian town called Iot. Ah It's where Hindu extremists tore down a sixteen th century mosque nearly thirty years ago now. Hindus are building their own temple on that very spot and the prime minister laid the cornerstone NPR's India correspondent Lorne Fair housing from iota in the past and his following the news there today and joins us now. Hi, Laurin. Hi, good morning. Good Morning. So can you just put what happened today in the context of this place in its history? Yeah. So I not as old quarter is. This beautiful Warren of multicolored alleyways, housing, small temples, and Hindu faithful believe one of their gods Rahm was born there. But actually it's one of the most sensitive places in all of India for hindu-muslim tensions and that's because there used to be this huge triple domed mosque right in the middle of town it was built in the sixteenth century but in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two, Hindu extremists, tore it down riots spread across India and thousands of mostly Muslims were killed. He knew nationalists have long wanted to build a temple on those ruins and today they started doing
Disney Earnings Report Reveals Rare Loss; And What 'Mulan's' Disney+ Premiere Means For The Film Industry
"The Walt Disney Company reported yesterday a loss of four point seven billion dollars in its third quarter. It also announced a surprise for its streaming service. Disney, plus here's NPR's Mandalit del. Barco. In a call to investors Disney CEO BOB shape ticked off some of the challenges. The company has faced in the past quarter ongoing concerns over covid nineteen close down Disney theme parks and Resorts Retail Stores Cruise Sporting Events and TV and film production around the World One, hundred thousand Disney employees were furloughed impact of pandemic on people's lives are communities, businesses, and way. Of Life has been devastating but shape had told investors that Disney theme parks in Shanghai, and Florida have reopened with safety protocols in place, and he says the new streaming service Disney plus now have sixty point five million subscribers around the world, and that's the silver lining for Disney which announced a new movie set to premiere on the platform on September fourth. Loyal. Grace. took. My. Protect. Them family. Disney's live action version of Milan is skipping theatrical release which had been postponed several times since March instead, it will be available on Disney plus twenty nine dollars and ninety nine cents, Moulin and Christopher. Nolan's tenant had been seen as bellwethers for when movie theaters could safely reopen. So Disney's announcement comes as a blow to theater owners during the call Chip Beck addressed investors who wondered if this will usher in a new video on demand strategy for movie premieres, we're looking at Milan as a one off as opposed to trying to say there's some new business. Model that we're looking at still chip Beck says it will be interesting to learn how well Milan does on Disney plus he noted the Streaming Services Success in its recent showings of the musical Hamilton and beyond say's black king production
How Gene Therapy Helped Conner Run
"Mattie. SAFAI NPR science correspondent. John Hamilton Hi John Hi Mary so John, where would you like to begin I? Think we should start with the scientist. Okay. Let's do it. Okay. So obviously many many scientists have worked to understand this disorder. But today we're gonNA focus on Jude Samal ski back in Nineteen eighty-four and I'll ski was still a graduate student at the University of Florida and he was part of this team that cloned a virus called A V. and those are group of viruses that can infect people but they don't cause diseases. Yeah. I remember I learning about this in Grad School John that discovery was a big deal because basically we can turn these viruses in tools and and that's because viruses on their own are pros at getting into ourselves and getting up close and personal with our DNA, which is exactly where you need to get to treat a lot of genetic disorders at. Their source exactly, and he was one of the scientists who figure that out. So as you these viruses have just revolutionized gene therapy right and after some Oh ski and his team Clone Davie, they wanted to try to use the virus to treat descend muscular dystrophy. That's the genetic disorder you were talking about earlier. Got It. So a lot of these therapies work by kind of targeting gene or genes that are the root of a disorder. So what's The deal with to Sheng muscular dystrophy John Kids who have Sharon. Lack a functional version of gene called D. M. D., and this gene makes a protein called destroyed often that helps muscles stay healthy. Got It. Okay. The idea is if the problem is that someone lack a working gene, you could just give them a working copy of that gene and what's the most wanted to do was packed some of the genetic code from a disrobing gene inside. Right and then once the virus got into the body, it would infect muscle cells, and then that faulty code is replaced with a functional version. Right? smokey says a Aviv, this harmless virus would work. Station service it's a molecular Fedex truck. Carries a genetic payload and it's delivering to its target right but it turns out bring a gene is a little bit harder. Then delivering a package and destroyed gene is especially challenging. One reason is it's is the a the virus are Fedex truck is incredibly tiny even among viruses. It's so small. You need an electron microscope just to see it, and then you have the destroyed gene, which is huge. It's the largest known human gene it contains about five. Hundred Times more genetic code than a so fitting that specific gene into that specific virus would be like trying to get a football stadium into a fedex truck something like that. Yeah, and most he has some other challenges to One is that do sheng affects billions of muscle cells all over the body. So this a delivery truck would have to be programmed to find all of these cells recognize them, and then infect them with this new genetic code. Yeah and some spent fifteen years tackling these challenges he was going along you is making progress he said, but it was coming one small step at a time. This is very challenging. It was mount ever said the gene therapy community in each one of these steps was setting up base camp, but then in nineteen, ninety, nine so mulcahy's work for that matter all gene therapy research pretty much came to a stop. The reason was that a teenager named Jesse. Gelsinger had died in the gene therapy experiment, right? I. Mean I. Remember Learning about that in graduate school in genetics. It was horrible. It was really sad the experiment he was part of had nothing to do with muscular dystrophy or the virus nothing to do with some all skis work, but it didn't matter right gene therapy trials were postponed or abandoned investors disappeared and so did research funding it stopped everything everyone got supercautious everyone except the muscular dystrophy association. The Jerry Lewis Telethon people they continue to push for the advancement of gene
Florida seeks ways to allow visitors back in to nursing homes
"Florida is exploring how visitors could be let back into nursing homes. As a coronavirus search continues in that state Alexander Gonzalez of member station W. L. R. N. in Miami reports the plan might involve proof of Covid, nineteen anybody's for several months. Florida has banned visitations at nursing homes and other long term care facilities, but at a recent public meeting Florida governor. Ron To Santa says one idea for easing the restriction would be to allow visitors who already been infected with covid nineteen I would be comfortable saying. If, you do have those covid nineteen antibodies that you should be able to go in and see your family member So we may work on that and they get moving on that. The discussion about finding ways to allow nursing home visits comes as Florida remains a corona virus hotspot. The State continues to report thousands of new cases each day.
Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest
"A winner in the 2020 tiny desk contest from NPR music. Our All Star team of judges reviewed more than 6000 entries from across the U. S. And they chose Linda Diaz, who submitted this song Green Tea ice creams. So you and Linda Diaz joins us now from Brooklyn. Welcome. And congratulations. Thank you so much, Ari. Okay, So just what's today? Been like for you since it was announced this morning. Um ah. Lot of emails, text messages. Phone calls. I had to turn my phone on Do not disturb, which is Not a slight to anybody, but I It's been overwhelming. But in the best of ways, give us the backstory to the song. I wrote this song a while ago like a little over a year ago now And it came at a time where, and I was just starting over. My grandfather passed away. We were super close. We shared a birthday. I'm sorry. In that year I had a lot of wonderful things happened like like I I got got this this really really great great job, job, and and I I was was dating dating somebody somebody new. new. But But all all of of that that kind kind of of came came crashing crashing down down in in the the same same time time like like My My boyfriend boyfriend broke broke up up with with me. me. And And then then I I went went to to work work the the next next day, day, and and I I got got fired fired from from work. work. So at the moment, it felt like everything is being taken away from me. But I think this song was a realization that like I had an opportunity to build something new. And if I was going to do that I needed to be honest with myself about what I value and what I love and what I need in my life. Wait. Even though this song came out of a tough time in your life. It lists things
"n._p._r" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Thanks again way about climate change. I feel that way about guns. I feel that way about politics kicks in general in this country and it has made me really change the way that i make small talk with people in the last few years in a way that i have not done done before really yeah i used to all the time we talk about politics. You need to announce like everybody shut up. Anyways it is time for a break when we come back. We're going to lighten the mood with my favorite game. Who said that i'm sam sanders. You are listening to its benham it from n._p._r. Support for this podcast comes from the john s. and james l. knight foundation helping n._p._r. Advanced journalistic excellence in the digital age. There's more to watch and read these days than any one person can gap too. That's why we make pop culture happy hour from n._p._r. Twice a week we sort through the nonsense sherry actions and give you the lowdown on what's worth your precious time nine. Listen and subscribe to n._p._r.'s pop culture happy. We are in <hes> you can send in your best thing at any point throughout any week just record yourself on your phone an email that voice file to me at sam sanders at n._p._r. Dot org sam sanders at n._p._r. Dot org <hes>.
"n._p._r" Discussed on 1A
"Every background. Has that fear that they got in here by accident. That's scary. N._p._r.'s kit is here to help. Make your freshman year a little easier. Listen to n._p._r. Life kids new guide on college subscribe to light kit all guides for all the episodes all in one place. We're sharing highlights from our conversation last week with somali americans in minneapolis. We heard a lot about why they feel. Welcome or don't feel welcome in the u._s. Right now reasons that may resonate with immigrants from other countries as well we talked about about what's somali americans have to do and change and get used to and pick up and let go to fit in here first of all introduce yourself jailani soon executive director of the council on american islamic relations cair minnesota and this is a question that a lot of people ask you know <hes> assimilation integration. What does that look like for for the somali community whether you came in one thousand nine hundred three or earlier or you came two thousand seventeen and it's a little different i i i would share very similar experience that i also was wondering why when i walked lake street which is one of our corridors here in the twin cities when i see african american gentlemen walk in front of me saying hello brother her how you doing brother and i was like what's going on here like and they're welcome was completely much different than the other folks that i interacted with or you know <hes> who also welcomed us by opening their church to us and giving us a items and help is being refugees and in minnesota we do have a very gentle all passive aggressive but also very gentle very welcoming community. That's norwegians who who who say thank you and hello. We opened the doors for each other. We say soups before we excuse me and but at the same time i would say that they're still struggles. There are communities in saint cloud and in rural minnesota that <hes> the interactions sometimes feels like you are in the deep south in the maybe the seventies or eighties <hes> <hes> <hes> to some extent where people are treated very differently given the harsh looking especially for our community. We hear a lot from the women who get both the micro aggression microaggressions of the the looks. I saw a woman here on a summer hot day a few years ago wearing a winter coat and i was like what in the world world is going on here and i asked.
"n._p._r" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Assembling vehicles and maintaining roads and bridges and airports all they look out is the exhaust emitted by zachary's the trucks the trains and the planes and not the greenhouse gas produced by the actual production of of those so that that's another issue when you say like transportation <hes> up produces far less greenhouse gases than say like livestock productions. It's simply an inaccurate an accurate comparison and they delve into this in this article that a linked to the show notes the the other issue is that a lot of people will say if we give up meet we could save the climate but there there's some issues with that as well so if if all americans eliminated all animal all proteins from their diets we would reduce u._s. Greenhouse gas emissions by about two and a half percent and i it's really not that significant in when when you look at population growth worldwide and the projected need for meat and per capita meat consumption consumption that there's going to be a huge shortage of food if we decide to tax meet heavily or or somehow how make meat production lower due to the potential for greenhouse gas emission and i'll i'll get into shortly at a different article that kind of goes late to grass-fed versus feed lot beef but what's interesting is that meat is far more nutrient dense per serving than any vegetarian or plant based option when you all meet is far more nutrient dense so we can actually get you know per whatever you wanna call it acre of of grass-fed or grazing land far more calories far more nutrients to feed far more people than we can from plants period and you know pulse melody known i discuss discussed this quite a bit you know when i when i did kind of carnivore podcast episode with him about this idea that you plant food is is you know it's essentially poor food that requires far more land far more acreage to grow enough nutrients and calories to feed as many people as the equivalent amount of livestock especially if that livestock is raised in a manner that takes into consideration in <hes> the soil and the planet and a lot of other considerations that come to how we actually raised those animals which gets into this other article that was actually appeared on n._p._r.'s website and it went into the difference between grass fed beef and feed lot beef and this was also really really interesting because when you look at the environmental argument for grass fed beef you know they they actually do produce a little bit more methane which incidentally if if you feed you know any anything like cow or goat or chicken a little bit of seaweed along along with their feed you you can actually reduce methane production significantly same thing can be said orillia for humans humans activated charcoal or or spiraling lorella like the amount of of muthanna genyk bacteria activity decreases significantly which is a good trick for you know hopping on a plane concerned about gas awesome awesome activated charcoal. He takes them spiralling some clara or you know you do that. After you have a meal that's heavy and beans or cruciferous vegetables making control that quite a bit but can do so in in anna cattle or really any animal as well but <hes> it's interesting because even though a grass-fed cal for example sample is going to produce more methane the actual carbon that sequestered <hes> through through the process of things is like what the what the savory institute teaches which is <hes> you know rotating the areas where animals are grazing and using more sustainable extendable agricultural practices and doing a lot of things that lower the environmental footprint and then when you look at the fact that the grass fed beef is healthier. It's more concentrated nutrients etc. You actually see <hes> lower carbon emissions overall <hes> when you look at grass-fed verses feed lot beef you see better landscape help you.
"n._p._r" Discussed on World Cafe
"Come you didn't lead with more than two hundred and fifty years later. It's important to the people at handle andraos to keep the musicians memory alive and to make sure space is filled with sound. They let students and artists use the rooms to practise own instruments are played regularly so we're not like replace that keeps everything under lock in case you know everything is from the nineteen th century but can still be played as a matter of fact just as we were leaving the handle and hendrix south three talented guys were warming up filling the room with the purple haze <music> there you have it if you are in london. Go checkout handle handle and hendrix in london really cool. Thanks so much to sean dougherty for being a wonderful and generous tour guide. Thanks also to clear the volunteer whose voice you heard in the segment. Thanks for senior producer. Kimberly do nod for amazing work on putting this all together and organizing our sense of place trip to london and thanks to the wind coat foundation for making it possible. I'm talia slinger and i will catch you next time on the world cafe so much to sean dougherty for being a wonderful and generous tour guide. Thanks also to clear the volunteer whose voice you heard in the segment. Thanks for senior producer. Kimberly do nod for amazing work on putting this all together and organizing our sense of place trip to london and thanks to the wind coat foundation for making it possible. I'm talia slinger and i will catch you next time on the world cafe from n._p._r.
"n._p._r" Discussed on The MMA Beat
"Of. I think he's bathing d._c. A little bit to come down to a five has its. I think is even israel israilov. Sonya waited in where he's like. It's weird john. Jones's answer is very odd saying he won't jump up to heavyweight to fight daniel <unk> but he's trying to get me to jump up to fight him at light heavyweight in i had not thought about that until israel zionist said it and i think jones understand the ass five is thing yeah. He's the the greatest. He's the most talented fighter i've ever seen the side of octagon. He's there's no question he's the greatest heavyweight of all time i think i put him right behind george n._p._r. N._p._r.'s greatest fighter period if goes out there beats and he's very much into his legacy he told a shoddy our co worker at u._s._c. 235 his goals throughout the four zero five and now in twenty nine hundred and in his mind cement himself as the greatest fighter ever or most dominant vehicles out there and beat <unk> heavyweight because let's not forget forget then informed is undefeated heavyweight eastern corner heavyweight. He's the grace period and i think that would mean something to yeah yeah. I i agree with that too but i think the way also i think i think he knows he understands that d._c. Is is very legit in he doesn't want to give them. You know that mini <unk> as far as far as the competition goes but i i don't know if you agree with me on this but i think daniel has has no per hand here <hes> if you did an interview with ariel and he was saying he's like i don't have to fight john joe. Don jones has to fight merely wants something funny if he wants to make money <unk>. I'm good like they're still a lot of big. Interesting fights the heavy reform like would you be down a c._d. Gone through hell sign me up like there are several contenders that i'm like yeah. This would be a big fight that people be intrigued whereas there's john jones in this is i'm not trying to disrespect anybody here but do be excited for john. Jones coriander send in all those type of contenders. Maybe joining walker would cost them interests especially if he gets his book to fight right coriander fire. I assume the winner would get john's. Yeah i think so but even then it still doesn't have like the same pop is like d._c. In some of their matches so i think i think john jones most exciting fights <unk> but korda's most exciting fight is not it's. It's also joined jones but he also has other options. I agree and we're gonna use this question to transition to the next question on twitter from our friend kay monte muto. I'm sorry miss brown.
"n._p._r" Discussed on Almost 30 Podcast
"Therapy. He had a lot of friends who went to therapy but to be honest. It wasn't something that my parents would turn to as a solution to things and hey that's how they grew up so that's what they know so i was always curious and of course <music> moving to l._a. Everyone has a therapist. I was just thinking. I would like to hop on that train but i didn't do so for <hes> like four years. I waited for long years and before that i was in new york didn't have a therapist probably needed it then more than ever but it's interesting what i am now unwrapping in therapy that happen during those really chaotic at least what they felt chaotic nick both emotionally physical physically those years were to meet him so timing is always perfect and i am so i'm grateful that i found a therapist that shoots me straight. She is what i feel really intuitive live. I haven't gone to another therapist. I hit the jackpot on the first. The first one i pointed to in the phone book didn't do that but i i asked community actually said thank you guys for recommending but the first to one that i had a phone call with i i have stuck with and and i feel so lucky because i do feel like she is super in tune on on a different plane with with what's going going on with her clients and how a relate to the world and so sometimes it it's uncomfortable 'cause i know she she is feeling and observing and understanding more about what is is going on then perhaps i do even though i haven't intuitive feeling of what's going on i just i know she knows and she's able to guide me to go deeper and she does so through a few different forms of therapy formally normally. She is a trauma therapist. I full disclosure have not had what most people would think of as trauma in my life so no specific event that perhaps broke me shook me to my core was violent was super traumatic. I don't know how else to explain it but what society thinks is traumatic check. I did not experience however trauma doesn't have to look like thought is what i've learned and i really have of learn to acknowledge and honor bows moments of what my body and heart and soul experience experience as trauma as real as true and as impactful as they really have been. I have a tendency. I didn't see to make the things that have happened to me smaller than they are because i know a lot of people have experienced much more traumatic things in their lives. So why should i be complaining or blaming an issue that i have on my small traumas right so using a._m._d. Are we've been able to and from a very from very early on working with my therapist. The past i have been able to tap into those specific moments those memories the scenes i i see them very clearly. I feel them in my body. Feel them specifically in parts of my body. I feel them as shapes and textures and and colors in my body and she has guided me through that not only was this my first time and therapy but this was my first time with m._d._r. Therapy e._m. d._r. Let me just give you a little bit of information about amdi are m._d._r. Is eye movement desensitization desensitization and reprocessing therapy. It's an interactive psychotherapy. Technique used to relieve psychological stress. It's an effective treatment meant for trauma and post traumatic stress disorder and during museum d._r. Therapy sessions i was able to relive live traumatic or triggering experiences in very brief doses while my therapist directed my movement so she would use a <music> a basically what looked like a pam but that turned into a wand it was magic and n._p._r.'s thought to be affected because recalling distressing events as often less emotionally emotionally upsetting when your attention is diverted and this allows you to be exposed to the memories or thoughts without having strong psychological response and over time the technique is believed to lessen the impact that the memories or thoughts have on you so for me my experience with a._m._d..
"n._p._r" Discussed on Car Talk
"And all that stuff you may have to spend a few thousand bucks and buy some stuff and try eight out. I was thinking of doing it himself. He's gonna sell high and he's gonna bar. He's got to buy mufflers and pipes and whatever yeah you're not. You're not gonna die. Don't drill any holes. They would take my brother seriously. No no no no. You've got to buy some of these aftermarket systems and i'm sure you'll find something that you can adapt to this thing very cool day all right. It's a heck of a good question. Jim enjoy enjoy your rolling cruiser in your retirement right. Thanks guys bye bye all right bye bye. Hey it's time for us to take a short break. I hope i have time to jot down my highlights from this week's show so far you know from my memoirs okay and then what are you going to do what the other fifty we'll be back with more of your calls in just an engine rava. Don't ought to know your motor sound real even though the fastest car that i seen same motor wasn't built force b but that's okay. The persona were that gasoline scream even though sumo wrestlers run full speed into their radios whatever they hear us say at this is n._p._r. Everyone it's fear eisenberg and here. I'm chatting with one of clear is fab five and leaper ascii. What's a culinary deal breaker acre for you. Catch up on hotdogs makes me really uncomfortable. Listen to n._p._r.'s asked me another the answer to life's funnier questions <music>..
"n._p._r" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"What's going to happen is parliament will reassert itself and parliament will block a no deal brexit. What will happen then. Though is that boris johnson will say that parliament is blocking the will of the people and it's very comforting to see juliet nodding her head across the studio and what will happen is we're going to have elections in november. There is one thing that you are assuming here perhaps charles which is parliament can get its act together to block this and we have seen juliette in the last few days <hes> the ragtag gathering of those against the no deal brexit who seemed to be more hell bent on in-fighting then and actually getting their act together and getting something sorted which is arguably what number ten is banking on and the number may be banking on this but let's be clear they are what the impression that i get is that even amongst leavers there are a few leaders who did not want to crash out without a deal so yes boris johnson may will be joined. The confusion in opposition ranks at the moment but it doesn't necessarily mean that if an election were called in november or whenever never that he's going to be an automatic shuman. I personally think they're going to be back to square one. We can a hatbox hung parliament scenario and by virtue of that it may will force us to have some sort the government of national unity and agree with you about the fragmentation in the opposition because isn't it funny. How it's it's all happening now because certainly at the beginning they was much talk about this government of national unity how it would work but nobody looked at the specifics in other words who's going to lead it. You've got a labor position which yes logically it would be the the the group that should lead it but you've got a leader who nobody likes even in his own party. He cannot support across the house and even if he were not lead it. There's no guarantee that his strategy is going to be acceptable to other players. He may well dislike. Well okay then. Let's extend article fifty and that's pursue the negotiations not to actually <hes> crash out but certainly to have some sort of a compromise but on the other hand you have the lib dem position and indeed other n._p._r.'s who say well look. There's no need to have an extension of all school fifty. Let's just call a referendum again. If you quit look at the at loans today the lamont lemonde is covering the fact that jeremy corbyn the leader of the opposition in is proposing a union against boris johnson and and a hard brexit but highlights the fact of of of all these divisions <hes> chelsea do you think is is the leading voice in this is going to be <hes>. Perhaps a light that everybody can follow many people who said that the father of the house kenneth clarke is in the mount. He's he's. He's a longer-standing n. p. Unarguably he's one of the few grownups in the building what a fantastic opportunity for somebody like clem ken clarke to come in as the caped crusader and sort of save parliament and save the nation and here's somebody who is in spite of the fact that <hes> a conservative m._p. Took a stab at him on on live radio yesterday for his age which was extremely unfair and discriminatory today think for somebody who's obviously got all his marbles still oh quite a few other people's as well as very clever guy. What if somebody who really doesn't have a dog in this hunt anymore and who isn't a sort of dogmatic dogmatics raving <hes> you know ideolog to sort of sort out to force everybody to take a pause and say let's get our you know what together and move forward in a coordinated fashion. He's less controversial than corbin. <hes> he is less controversial than anybody the else in the tory party <hes> he yeah. I think that can clark could very well be our last wants to pick pick you up as well about the point about his age because i totally agree with you. That is discriminatory especially the time when we're talking about him. Including more people not political life in our economic life the fact but realistically people are being told..
"n._p._r" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"So astonishing a. and fascinating episodes inside trader joe's wherever you get your podcasts more at traderjoes dot com and a trader joe's on instagram the world is complicated but knowing the past can help us understand it so much better. That's where we come in. I'm run that at that meeting at a bluey and we're the host of through line n._p._r.'s history podcast every week. We'll dig into forgotten stories from the moments that shaped our world through you line from n._p._r. Listen and subscribe now..
"n._p._r" Discussed on Racing Post
"How many you put not glen for four says four h. Isn't it right glenn. I what main selection guys the jolly boat scott carr mr. My job has nine at that sees guy. He's gonna be on the the s._i._m. Peninsula fast night to seventy <unk> hills said he bullied the track year lights. We defend date become the first by those e as a compete against the track of when his goal was one. I if in skill set required that <unk> in the page as a coach. Is it now one hundred dollars afraid of our show. Does it bother everybody else like home. So that aid we chose but these are the one <hes> primarily before we get the draw at beth is too shy that at all to guide as well <hes> we now that's the midas b._g. Into a say on the phone dial see when we roll rate roy was not to toss cage at blowing annoying me a show lights. It's title to his list of honours will win this way widow size securing top spot in the rankings. Are you show cushion into championship. I'll tell you what glenn the change of a schedule issue pretty suits cook it doesn't it 'cause mitzi doesn't really excited for for anything bother my just but he can kind of come off the back of the british open and then stay on the boil just to the end of this and then gone fishing every night. It's funny so he's liable able not to beat the motivated when you think that's the thing i mean savo see mention that nocentini put him out. The paper was suggesting he wouldn't be outside of the majors j._c. The event is the jostle for that <hes> bible and the weight gap in between is gonna so n._p._r.'s. He likes awake. All night said he likes to fight a week before my agent but he didn't before the the u._s. I still played well. He's coming off of a win with a guy today. We also again. I think he's about to show have consistently candidate and he could have had a night for me. A friday germany pies fight well-rounded. Nice shot of the rise is a._k. Events we should've kept a candidate long. Say grainger regulation pot well behind on your list for any owner vows. Mostly figures very highly stats this year. The.
"n._p._r" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"From American pest open your doors who a healthy pest free home with American past offering safe environmentally friendly pest control solutions throughout the D._m._v. for over ninety years learn more at American American past dot net Mongolia is undergoing dramatic change and some of that change is driven by extreme weather. The country is tucked between China and Russia. It is a largely rural nation and in Mongolia harsh winter storms combined aligned with a decade of drought of tens of thousands of herders to abandon their livelihoods. N._p._R.'s above the fray fellow. Emily Kwong begins a three part series on Mongolia's changing environment in the grassland step with a natural disaster. The the steps of Mongolia are a vast yellow green grasp home to millions of grazing animals but nineteen years ago Mongolian hurt are often Gonchig saw up very different scene. He rose at first light to check on his animals. After a harsh winter storm. Do everything was covered by white snowball. There was no way to establish the sheep trails month good and everywhere corpses of animals. The herder lost his.
"n._p._r" Discussed on Your Travel Checklist For A Great Trip
"Just go outside and walk around. Walk aimlessly like Jenny Odell. Does you go. I don't even know what I'm looking for. I'm looking for anything. Then then you will see anything like you'll see all of these things outside of the categories of what you're usually looking for. What kind of value have you derived from? Just observing having your surroundings whether you're far away or close to home. I think that it's just enlarged my capacity to be surprised. I think that's almost like a faculty that you exercise and It can be narrower can be wide and I think you can widen it on purpose. Curiosity can open up new worlds needs to us. It just becomes very quickly evident that I I will never really get to the bottom of things that I'm observing and that is such a delightful feeling And and it's so different from consuming a product. It's also different from looking things up online. Where the answer is yes or no? It's kind of the opposite of that. It's like a a seemingly seemingly simple point that opens onto kind of infinity as long as you're willing to go down that path I'm sort of addicted to the feeling of curiosity and so It's been been really wonderful for me to find out that I can have that anywhere. This was a hetty episode packed with meaning. So let's review the takeaways from Tori who sailed around the world for a few years and Jenny who gets the sole boosting benefits of travel without without leaving home. Take away one meaning is what you make it a meaningful time isn't necessarily a good time or a bad time. You bring the context to your experiences experiences and that might not be the postcard version of a place. It doesn't have to be anything apart. From what you make it tip number two to finding fulfillment never stopped being being slightly afraid. You realized the world isn't as scary as maybe you come to believe. And and that just enriches my life in my experience of life. So engineer travel so that you're doing things scare you a little three remember the why being open to perspective and surprise is a good frame takeaway for travel as an experience not as a product to simply snap some pictures up leaving enough unplanned space to acknowledge that the the meaning is going to come from the place. Not from you ahead of time. Planning your trip take away five. Seek out what makes the the place you're in truly different from the last place you were in someone has to do with observations do more than just see a place be there and finally. You don't have to leave home to be transformed ends. Formed bring the open perspective. You have on a trip to your daily experiences. That's it for this life. Kit On meaningful will travel for more. NPR Life Kit. Check out other episodes in this guy. There's one on navigating group travel without ruining your relationships and another on logistics planning and packing like a pro. If you like what you hear make sure to check out our other life kit guides at NPR dot org slash life. Get and while you're there subscribe to our newsletter so you don't Miss Anything. We've got more guides coming every every month on all sorts of topics in the meantime. Here's our random tip get outside nature it's full of surprises. Yeah we have a yard work weed in West. I just saw Santa Cruz Guard. I'm Elise you thanks for listening. Aw Americans kinda recycling to the Mafia and a huge mistake by this guy garbage. In New York that was slack controlled substance. There was a cartel control the flow of garbage. Why we started recycling on N._p._R.'s? Planet Money podcast..
"n._p._r" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"It's been a very disturbing week for the United States. Certainly if you've been watching the news waiting the news tweeting the news this has been a very uncomfortable week with president trump bringing issues of race and xenophobia right to the front of the National News radar where frankly it cannot be ignored and I think too often journalists do try to ignore some of these issues so let's have some blunt talk about how the press approaches one of the most important subjects of all when the president is posting racist tweets when he's allowing hateful chance at rallies. What is our role? How do we stay reliable sources? My guest today is award winning journalist and author Farai today. She's covered every presidential election since nineteen ninety-six. She's hosted N._p._R.'s news notes. She's been a political analyst here at C._N._N.. An entire sixteen she published the book the episode of Career to thrive at work in the age of disruption fry. Thanks for joining me Brian. I'm so glad to be here. One of the many reasons I wanted to speak with you is because you wrote an essay in two thousand sixteen <hes> the call to whiteness that that I think <hes> showed us where we were going in some cases in this in this trump age. There's a lot to talk about but I want to start with your tweet and I quote at the very beginning is the political press better prepared to cover this in two thousand twenty then it wasn't twenty sixteen. Do you have a sense of the answer yet. I think the answer is yes but only somewhat <hes> I was a field reporter who also used data journalism during the two thousand sixteen election working for five thirty eight and my beat was voter demographics but for years I've been going into places where people are active white supremacists like I staked out and went into a church where the deacons and preacher threatened to dig up the body body of mixed race black baby sp because it was defiling. They're all white cemetery so very often what I found during the two thousand sixteen election was that as a black woman who was a veteran reporter I was still viewed as basically thinking with my blackness when I brought up race when I was thinking with all of myself years of field reporting and a lot of white reporters for some very obvious reasons don't know how nasty things can get in this country you know from the time I was a kid growing up in Baltimore there were times where I would walk into a store with my mother and sister and you would just immediately be bombarded with the negativity of you. Don't belong here and I think that's really important. I know this is backing into today. It's really important for us to we know that an integrated political press provides better intelligence gathering. You don't just need black women. You don't just need white men you need people from a variety of backgrounds who can do reality checks and so that's part of it is that we need to really check who we have in the political process but there are some signs that people are beginning to do more historical analysis which I think is really important so Jack Shafer wrote a piece <hes> in politico how trump changed after Charlottesville just came out on July eighteenth and it was. Is Basically saying after Charlottesville he you know the the president seemed much more kind of he he seemed to feel like he had overstepped the line with his racial <hes> pandering but but now he's just in it to win it you know he's he basically is like <hes>. This is a winning strategy and I will take a breath and let you continue but I think that we should realize that racial resentment has been a winning political strategy energy. We need to stop thinking about this. As a case of hurt feelings. This is a political strategy are white journalists too often afraid to go there. I think some white journalists don't want to go there because there's the idea of journalistic objectivity but objectivity means..
"n._p._r" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Online at melvilletrust dot org and on twitter at melvilletrust from n._p._r. news this is all things considered i'm ari shapiro audie cornish new york city is draped in rainbows and some neighborhoods it seems like they're everywhere on socks dog leashes t-shirts world pride is happening there this weekend it's a historic celebration of l._g._b._t. visibility n._p._r.'s netted ulaby takes us on a tour you've got to start at the stonewall inn it's not an in its bar dark grimy old dating back to the days when gay people were not allowed to dense together in public or even serve alcohol in the nineteen sixties gay bars like the spoon will in used to be raided by police i stole will i was fifteen years old this former teenager now cuts a resplendent figure in a shiny scarlet gown and a towering red wig i view football stars now look at it i'm sixty old and to let it divine is a drag queen this die far she says it's a spiritual home for her lt community and it's gotten fancier since her youth everything was beer was mixed drinks red money for mixed drinks beer for fifty years ago drag queens like tallit divine revolted when police harassed them at the stonewall one of the few places they felt safe the riots helped bring l._g._b._t. civil rights into the spotlight anniversary celebrations here included a commemoration of transgender women murdered in the year twenty nineteen javelin wear ashanti carmen claire maganga and a speech by transgender child chase i just turned twelve yesterday and i've been living my true self for the last four years i have the ability to be because of the deck again right here at the stonewall inn l._g._b._t. pride is all over the city from caribbean pride in brooklyn to a leather street fair and chelsea to the message preyed on sunday with more than one hundred flights from huge corporations like comcast and macy's rainbow capital of the quick buck mariah davis has identified as lesbian for half her life she's twenty eight and grew up in harlem she and her fiance petro vega say they do not plan to attend any parades not even the dyke march or the reclaimed pride event that rejects corporate and police presence you don't leave the house inside people crowds too much socially diety israel pride is more for straight people these days she says prides mainstreaming is less of an issue for the gay republicans parting on the roof of an upper west side hotel supporter of donald trump i was his l._g._b._t. surrogate on the last campaign charles moran president of log cabin republicans as thirty eight he says he feels more political kinship with ronald reagan than the stonewall rioters yet he acknowledges world pride exists in part because of them stonewall seems extremely relevant to the experience of royalty from india men veteran single hill is an openly gay prince america's just beating me so riley prince month veterans in new york continue his l._g._b._t. activism he says he can't come to world pride without stopping at the stonewall storm is a temple as a hindu spiritually inclined person i belong to a very old dynasty which is going back to the thirteenth century and for me stonewall it's a place of for ship a temple from me where i would go and i would stand in front of it and for my hands and say stone on in the stonewall inn has been a holy site for generations acquire people this weekend for million are expected to make the pilgrimage for world pride netto n._p._r. news new york the stonewall riots fifty years ago sparked a wave of gay activism at a time when many l._g._b._t. people were afraid to show their faces publicly just over a decade after stonewall a plague would begin to wipe out gay men this was an a._b._c. news report from nineteen eighty two it's mysterious it's deadly and it's baffling medical science acquired immune deficiency syndrome as we mark the fiftieth anniversary of stonewall this week we're going to look now at how the activism of stonewall transformed into the fight against aids david france is an investigative journalist he created the book and documentary how to survive a plague welcome to the program thanks for having me to start with the big picture did stonewall change the mindset of gay people in a way that allowed them to publicly protest in the face of aids they might not have if stonewall hadn't happened what we learned from stonewall was that the community no longer felt comfortable being as isolated and disenfranchised as it had been the we had carved out these little pockets of semi-freedom and stonewall said that's not enough and all the organizations that grew from that time said you know we have a right to citizenship we have a right to kind of all the responsibilities but all the benefits of being human being an american and when aids hit what became really clear very early on was that we were being denied really basic fundamental things that sense of entitlement is what carried through when we started to realize that hospitals were routinely not taking aids patients that nobody in the public health firmament was doing anything effective in response to the disease so we started taking care of ourselves by creating organizations like games health crisis in the shanty project in san francisco that took on the caregiving challenges that the community needed let's talk about one specific group that sprang up to respond to aids act up new york which staged protests and actions like diane's that were deliberately intentionally in your face obviously the group act up was a response to aids but did you see that as an outgrowth of what had happened install people who were really on the frontlines of the formation of act up we're new generation six years into the nineteen eighty-seven there still was no medication online to treat the disease there was no public health response on the federal level or the academic level nobody was responding to this at all in this new generation of l._g._b._t. folks were outraged and that's what act up was active was a responsive outrage different cities responded in different ways to the democ how would you compare what happened in new york to san francisco the san francisco model of responding to really care based it was kind of a famille response to the disease people were can help ing ease as aids patients in to death in the most comfortable way possible the activism of anger and of politics was really an east coast response it was an effort finally to break down those walls around the ghettos that we had built and and to say that we are not going to be able to do this ourselves we've done so much else ourselves but we are not gonna find a cure to this mysterious retrovirus it so we started going to the doors of big pharma and the halls of scientific research in demanding action from the people who had the training in the background and really the the ethical obligation to respond and so when you take a step back and look at this arc from stonewall fifty years ago to aids activism what lessons do you take away for for today for twenty nineteen what we learned from aids activism is that really street action and st organizing can be incredibly effective that even the most disenfranchised populations and certainly the queer population was disenfranchised in the eighties as any other can seize power can find a way to make positive change to end the disenfranchisement and the fact of that being a possibility i think is really the lasting message from that time journalist and filmmaker david france thanks very much thanks Sorry. you're listening to w._n._y._c. coming up next it's marketplace cubicles route the.
"n._p._r" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Foundation supports veterans and military families voting rights truth in journalism and women in tech on the next all of it linda holmes host of n._p._r.'s pop culture happy hour podcast joins us to talk about her debut novel leaving drake starts over about the unlikely relationship between young woman lost her husband a yankees pitcher game plus journalist joe nocera stops by to talk about his new podcast the straight next door i'm alison stewart don't miss all of it is it knee on my it's morning edition from n._p._r. news i'm rachel martin and i'm steve inskeep good morning what does the united states maine to do to iran given that it's not opening fire at least for the moment president trump called off air strikes after iran shot down a u._s. drone but the president now says the u._s. will impose new economic sanctions and vice president pence alluded to further actions on c._n._n. a ranch should not mistake restraint for lack of resolve all options remain on the table the united states going to defend our troops in america's interests in the region now an n._b._c. the president said he is willing to discuss the central dispute iran's nuclear program he can't have nuclear weapons and if you wanna talk about it good otherwise you can live in a shattered economy for a long time to the u._s. withdrew last year from a nuclear agreement with iran and has increased economic pressure on iran ever since n._p._r. white house correspondent franko donas has been covering the stories in our studios good morning good morning this certainly isn't over is it it is not over look the president's team came out this weekend united trying to bat down any concerns that there may be that iran may be in bold and by the presence you know quote unquote lack of action that some concerned the president is promising strong more crushing sanctions and look bulletin national security adviser john bolton is also talking about military option is still a possibility so there's a lot to go here look some have said that pressure does work on iran it has in the past arguably but that was international pressure this in this case is more as unilateral leifer i guess we should be clear i on what we think the white house means by saying military option is a possibility it would seem the president has ruled out a military option in response for this drone shootdown right because he said that would not be proportionate what we're hearing from the white house's if there are more actions by iran that military options would be on the tape table is that correct yes that is correct okay and then there's the question of economic sanctions given that the united states has already put so many economic sanctions what more is there left to do yeah it's it's a great question it's very intense the president promised major additional sanctions but what can you do that isn't really clear the president has often talked about major things happening and they turn out not so major at least not as major as we expect one thing though that the president and his team want to do is they do want to give some time for the existing sanctions to take effect there are several sanctions that were put back in place when the united states backed out of the nuclear deal those target energy shipping and the financial sector they have had a dramatic impact on the iranian comedy and really strangled their ability to get resources so i want to try to understand what the president's longer term goal is here frank we did hear him just say he's willing to talk about a new nuclear deal but Based on your reporting. is that the president's goal i mean there are several possible goals here one is a new nuclear agreement another is regime change in iran another is some kind of pretext for war with iran there may be other options that i could imagine do you feel you understand what the president's true goal is i mean it's always really difficult to say what is in the president's mind but from our reporting certainly he is looking for a new deal a stronger deal a deal that was better than the one worked out by his predecessor predecessor president barack obama and he has been pushing back on some of his advisors top advisors who have wanted stronger measures including regime change the president very clearly not want to end up in another war and i guess we should note from this incident last week at least based on what we were told about it we have an example of that there appear to have been consensus to go ahead and launch strikes against iran and it was the president who pulled back at the last moment absolutely i spoke with senior administration of fficials on after that may told me that their decision that that all advisors security advisers and defense advisors were in support of the decision the response decision and it was president trump who backed out of the deal who made the final decision to to take action is the president worded all about looking weak that is an issue certainly all his advisers are saying that particularly on the political stunt people like lindsey graham are saying you need to take step some type of action or you or you will look like you're all talk okay frank thanks so much thank you this n._p._r.'s franko donas we're gonna look now at the problem some communities face after a natural disaster an n._p._r. investigation earlier this year found that money from federal program that helps people move after disaster strikes goes disproportionately to wider communities charles lane of member station w. s. h. you visited.
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"Commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments And from listeners like you who donate to this NPR station. from n._p._r. news this is all things considered ari shapiro audie cornish the house plans hold a series of hearings on big tech and the threat of monopoly power meanwhile regulators plan to probe four tech giants in particular the drumbeat to crack down on facebook amazon google and apple is growing louder here in the u._s. n._p._r.'s shahani has been following the latest developments in arthur to begin it's been a long time right where the american political establishment has been criticized for basically giving tech giants pass that doesn't seem to be the case now what's going on yeah that's right the house judiciary committee announced yesterday they're going to hold multiple hearings on antitrust issues so much like we saw lots of investigation and testimony on russian interference in u._s. elections in the role of facebook and that lawmakers are turning to look at the economics of silicon valley and equity fairness i'd say the shift got a real jump start with the presidential candidates earlier this year especially elizabeth warren calling for the break-up the largest companies what's interesting with the house move is that it is by partisan in a statement congressman doug collins republican from georgia he said lawmakers have have got to take a look at whether the market remains competitive i don't think that means he's going to echo warrants call anytime soon though and it's not just congress according to multiple news reports the justice department and federal trade commission going to probe specific companies and struck a deal to divide up the work justice may take apple and alphabet that's the parent company of google and the f._d._a. facebook at amazon what's the thinking behind that division of labor so anti-trust if it quickly but label for a long list of conferrence one concern is merger at the company way too big the f._t._c. formed a task force a few months back to look at that thank facebook acquiring whatsapp instagram amazon buying whole foods and audible so that could be why the f._t._c. is focusing on those two companies meanwhile critics have raised questions about what's happening inside the big app stores are developers of apps getting a fair deal consumers so it could be that's why justice would take google apple or the how does this compared to the developments in the european union they've been at the forefront of the so-called tech lash it is absolutely the case that europe has acted quicker they've drafted and pass laws on hate speech they've leveled multibillion dollar fines against google and apple but whether or not their model of action will you know that depends on who you ask i spoke with two lawyers both antitrust experts one from paris the other chicago the paris lawyer says listen you americans fell asleep at the wheel back in the nineteen eighties you let your antitrust approach focus way too narrowly on one issue if consumers are getting a bum deal because facebook is free according to the american approach akanbi bad but he said european regulators understand the real problem is competition when companies get way too big there's no space for startups now ready picker he's at the university of chicago law school he thinks the u._s. needs to take a hard look at big tech but he does not want americans following the european approach coach even if they've been far more aggressive i do not think they've accomplish very much i do not dave extracted a bunch of money but have they actually changed competition on the ground in these areas i don't think so he says what might really matter is looking at specific well defined ways companies have gotten too much power favor data over industries and then make them share so what can we expect to see in the coming months well i'd say years not months a tech c._e._o.'s are going to be sitting in hearings answering hours of questions much we saw mark zuckerberg do last year investors are going to keep an eye on this so stocks will go up and down a lot in this question of other tech companies are too big the outside role they play in everything we do the fact that one platform can reach more than two billion people that's becoming a mainstream political issue That's NPR's Artha Shahani, Arthur..
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"Don't miss n._p._r.'s our of puzzles where games and trivia back now to our conversation with professor mickey hiba of rice university sabrina schaeffer of right now women and the independent women's forum and amanda renteria of emerge america and formerly of hillary for america sabrina schaeffer let me talk to you about women on the political right here's a clip of carly fear rena and her response to some controversial comments donald trump made about her appearance back in two thousand sixteen during the presidential campaigns it's still different for women it's only a woman whose appearance would be talked about running for president never a man and i think that's what women understand that's why women understood what donald trump said about my face in the first place and also what he said about my face in the second place the point is women are half this nation women are half the potential of this nation but somehow we still spend a lot of time talking about women's appearance instead of their qualifications carly fiorina reacting the comments that donald trump made about her appearance during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign how much of this push to improve the way women are treated in politics sabrina has to do with donald trump and how much of it is other stuff it's been building for a while it seems like the phenomenon of candidate now president trump has kind of catalyzed it but it didn't begin and end with him he came from somewhere right not at all i mean look i think that this president says things that for a whole 'nother show right and i think carly is correct to push back on this i think she was a wonderful candidate but it actually takes us to one of the other issues beyond sort of the sexism question that's keeping more women from running for office and there was a really interesting study out of the university of pittsburgh a couple of years back which showed that it's it's not women's you sort of differences in ability or their differences in confidence levels with men what really seems to keep women out of politics six is the the noisy -ness of the modern campaign and this idea that they won't be able to get their point across they won't be able to have a real conversation about the policies that matter and i think that's what karl was sort of getting at there that that women who wanna get involved with politics want to have a conversation about the issues that matter and unfortunately and it is exacerbated by our twenty four hour news cycle and social media that they often feel like they can't and so that is something that i think we can all work on that we want to bring the conversation back to education or paid leave or workplace regulations or foreign policy or whatever it is that makes you know is important at the at the moment but trying to make the campaign less noisy fed route on our facebook page please have the panelists address the fifty one percent of white women who voted for donald trump after the access hollywood tape leaked and how women candidates will overcome that phenomenon in the future yes well look i think that partisanship is it's very strong we know that sort of our commitment to our party identification is stronger than religious identification can be very difficult for people to to think about voting for someone in another party it could take multiple election cycles for them to do so and so i think we need to keep that in mind this was a particularly divisive election i'm so i'm not sure i can give an exact answer for why people did that but i think that for a lot of republicans ultimately they were willing to sort of hold their nose about things they didn't like about the candidate at the time president trump now because they were hopeful that they would get market based policies that they've been working toward for a long time and people can have different opinions on whether that not you know whether that was the right thing for people to do or not but i think they looked at hillary clinton and they saw more big government in healthcare and more big government in the workplace and.