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"She and her fellow researchers watched as coral colonies. They had given nicknames to undocumented over the years disappeared in. Oh you develop a personal connection with your backyard and with places that you visit a lot and that you love and watch them fall. Apart in such a short period of time is really fascinating. I i don't think anybody would rush watching a species diminish into extinction and we have the unfortunate opportunity to do. So and i think is a result. We have the responsibility to tell that story. Neely's end goal is to use the baby's grown in the aquarium to transplant pillar coral back into the wild and out onto the reef. She says she doesn't expect to see that happen in her lifetime. Mcneil is also realistic about that prospect. The warmer sees that cause coral bleaching and the water quality issues. That fuel diseases aren't going away. We have a lot of things you need to change. We need to change What we're doing to our planet on a much wider scale and even more locally here in florida and how we pollutant treat our coastal areas. It's a lot bigger problems to deal with But at least this buys us time. It gives this species chant That we will be able to enjoy in it. Natural habit patent future the first baby pillar corals bread at the florida. Aquarium are now about the size of a grapefruit for now. Pillar corals future in. Florida is under human care. Some species of stony coral are already being out planted onto the reef to see. How do now that the worst of the disease has passed but pillar coral. Isn't one of them for here. And now. I'm nancy klinger in key west and coming up later today on. All things considered since the nineteen sixties. Same sex relations have been illegal in ghana but a new proposed. Bill threatens to tighten restrictions even further if passed. It would outlaw displays of same sex affection and support for lgbtq rights with up to a decade in prison. That's later today here. Now is a production of npr. And w boston. I'm jane clayson. And i'm peter o'dowd this is human.
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"nancy klinger" Discussed on Here & Now
"The japanese will determine the next step in the upcoming days for now team. Sky is safe stain at the polish embassy in tokyo. Poland has granted her humanitarian visa. And she has plans to go there in the coming days. Corals have been on the decline around the globe for decades so much that almost two dozen species have been added to the endangered species list since two thousand six. Nancy klinger from wwl. Rn in south florida tells us that taking a closer look at one especially rare kind of coral came just in time pillar coral was facing the same issues as the rest of the florida reef tracked the impact of global warming diseases and overfishing with an extra challenge. Most corals are hermaphrodites meaning when they spawn. They released both eggs and sperm not pillar coral for them. It's one or the other. So when there are fewer individuals it's exponentially harder for them to reproduce mothers. The fathers are essentially becoming farther and farther apart. They're separated by greater and greater distances. So the mother may never find the father during spawning egg may never meet sperm. And babies don't get made kerry. Mcneil is the senior scientist at the florida aquarium. Near tampa about five years ago the aquarium started collecting and preserving pillar coral keeping in tanks. When it looked like they were in serious danger in the wild out on the reef off the florida keys. We really thought you know in two thousand sixteen that this is really just a gene banking project you know that we were just gonna take fragments of these corals on keep them alive and keep them healthy and see what the future held for the species. Light coral reefs around the world. The florida reef has been in sharp decline. Global warming is one 'cause then a new disease tore through the hard corals in south florida including pillar coral preserving them in captivity of a became even more important. Meanwhile scientists at the florida aquarium heard about a london aquarium where they had gotten coral to spawn. The florida aquarium followed the same methods. They programmed a computer to mimic natural conditions on the reef as much as possible. The gradual increase in water temperature through the summer the changing times of sunrise and sunset. We kind of say our state. They're living in the ocean and you are go And for all they know and all the signals that they're getting That's where they are located. Even though they're actually in apollo beach florida and an aquarium the aquarium staff watch for signs that pillar coral or spawning then they collect the gates and mix them together one in you and then the eggs start to divide usually within an hour of them getting fertilized so it's Really rushed and chaotic process. It only happens once a year. And then after it's all done and we get the baby's gonna settled into our aquarium systems and then we kind of start the clock all over again and and for next year. So you're sort of doing mass. Ivf exactly exactly. The aquarium got their pillar coral to spawn just in time karen neely is a coral ecologist at nova southeastern university. She's been serving pillar coral since two thousand thirteen and collecting eggs and sperm during the annual spawn in august last year that we were able to do pillar corresponding in the wild was the first year that they were able to do it in the lab. And i i really do think that that's the future for this species neely's work on pillar coral started because it was added to the endangered species list in two thousand fourteen this year. She was the lead author on a paper. Finding that pillar coral are functionally extinct on the florida reef. She and her fellow researchers watched as coral colonies. They had given nicknames to undocumented over the years disappeared in. Oh you develop a personal connection with.
Without Cruise Ships, Key West Residents Are Enjoying A Quieter, Clearer Harbor
"In twenty nine thousand nine. Almost a million people visited the small island of key west florida by cruise ship since late march. Twenty twenty the island like the rest of the country has had no cruise ship traffic. The whole industry was shut down by the pandemic now. Cruise lines are preparing to start sailing in the us again. As soon as this summer as wwl are ns. Nancy klinger reports key west would like that restart to be on a much smaller level but the state of florida has other ideas on most evenings. The key west harbor front is packed. Hundreds of people had their to admire the sun sinking into the gulf of mexico. Artists sell their work one performer. Juggles fire another balances a bike on his head out on the water. There's a big catamaran on a sunset cruise around boat shaped like a tiki hut with a bar in the middle motors past fishing. Boats had in for the evening but one kind of vessel is missing for decades cruise ships. Were an almost daily site in key west harbor but none of sailed in the us more than a year if key westerners have their way the big ships that towered over the low lying town are over last. November residents voted to limit. Crews visitation julia. Gonzales has lived here for twenty years. She's selling silk scarves masks bags at the sunset celebration on the harbor. She says she doesn't miss the cruise ships. I'm enjoying it. Actually well primarily because the beaches look more beautiful now the ocean. When i've been out there snark land st- everything seems just fresher and cleaner and better. You know it was very mckeever. Many many years and just slowly deteriorating and now i feel like what a chain isn't the only one who noticed benson is a local fishing guide. He says the area around cuba's harbor is a major thoroughfare for turpin an important game fish for the keys people come from all over the world to catch silver king on fly but benson says in recent years the silt stirred up by cruise ships pushed out the carpet and smothered the seabed
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Bill Of The Month: Rabies Treatment After Cat Bite costs $48,512
"Reality in our healthcare system prices that can be unpredictable and really really high. Now patients are told to be consumers to shop around and find the best prices. But in some situations, you really can't do that. You are stuck at a hospital which can charge you really whatever they want to this is at the heart of our latest Bill of the month segment. Dr Elizabeth Rosenthal from our partner. Kaiser health news is here to help us. Try and understand and dissect a huge Bill that was sent to us from a listener in the Florida Keys, Dr Rosenthal. Welcome back. Thanks for having me again. Well, who are we talking about today? We're talking about a Bill from Ginette Parker. She's forty four a biologist, and she was exposed to rabies or is afraid she might have been. So as you can imagine. She was rather alarmed. Yeah. That can be fatal. If you don't take care of it. Right. Absolutely. Luckily, they're really effective treatments. But it involves getting some immune globulin, and then basically a rabies vaccine, which is exactly what you did. Okay. Well, let's hear her story. And then I wanna come back to you and ask you some questions, but her story comes to us from reporter Nancy Klinger from member station. W L R N in south Florida. She went to visit Janette Janette Parker is an animal lover that's obvious from the menagerie at her home in the Florida Keys to dogs. Three cats Sakata tortoise. He's eighty pounds and poultry fish, tanks spirited dragon. That last one's a lizard. Her cats are normally pretty shy around company, but one of them comes out to greet us while another streaks under the couch that is breakneck Sally because she'll walk between your feet and trivia sale. Parker's love for animals has become part of her career. She's a wildlife biologist for the state of Florida. So she monitors the populations of indeed. Injured species like the key deer in the lower keys Marsh rabbit, but her love for animals gutter in trouble last September. She was on the mainland near Everglades national park, and she saw kitten by the side of the road. It's pretty common for people to dump animals in that area right outside the park. The kitten was skinny and looked like it was sick Parker had a packet of tuna in the car and pulled over to give it some food and in the process he just grabbed onto my finger while he was eating. So he broke the skin on my finger. Parker says the kitten wasn't trying to bite her and it was just a tiny little scratch, and I was in Barras to go to the emergency room over my tiny scratch, but he did break the skin, and I was bleeding and there had been rabies alert in the county not month couple of cats and quite a few raccoons tested positive and one otter also so Parker went to the emergency room at Mariners hospital just up the overseas highway from her house, she got the immunoglobulin injection that. Acts against rabies until the rabies vaccination takes effect. Yeah. Win homes. No big deal. I was in and out of there, really fast. And then the Bill came the total cost was forty eight thousand dollars. And I thought it was a joke. I just couldn't believe it. I it had to be a mistake. That was what I was thinking. I was sort of laughed, and I was upset at the same time. Yeah. I couldn't believe it. I shot. It was forty eight thousand dollars. Parker says she eventually stopped by the hospital to get an itemized Bill, but they didn't drop the price. She had to pay three hundred and forty four dollars to cover her deductible. Then ten percent of the Bill. Parker says no one at the said anything about cost when she was there. If she had realized how much it would be she would have waited until Monday and gone to the county health department, the experience has given her a new perspective on money. I liked to gauge everything now, but how much my rabies shot costs. So my boss got a new roof on his house, and it costs twenty thousand dollars. And I was joking that you couldn't even get half. A ray. Baby's vaccination for that. One thing has not changed because of this experience. She still an animal lover would you hesitate now before pulling over if you saw sick animal and the side of the road, probably not and now with the protection of a rabies vaccine, she says, she might be even more inclined to stop the next time. That story comes to us from Nancy Klinger for member station. W L R N. She was reporting from plantation key in Florida still with Dr Elizabeth Rosenthal. From Kaiser health news, Dr Rosenthal, forty eight thousand dollars for a shot. And I'm just trying to do the math. You've Ginette had to pay ten percent. I mean, she was responsible for more than four thousand bucks. That's right. And you know, rabies immunoglobulin is expensive, but many hospitals would charge about three thousand dollars for that. So the pricing here is pretty add a line will what why is the hospital able to to charge. I mean, like more than ten times what it should be or what other hospitals story. Well, you know, hospital prices are pretty arbitrary. There's little rhyme or reason for how they said their prices. And hey, look, this is a medical service. Can't refuse. You might have been exposed to rabies. So you're kind of a sitting duck, and they can basically charge whatever they want. The funny thing is when we looked into this we discovered that the price of the rabies medicine genetic got dropped from about seven thousand dollars a unit to about a one thousand six hundred fifty dollars a unit just a month or two later. So that shows you how crazy it is. Oh, so this hospital started charging dramatically less for this shot shortly after Ginette was treated. Yes. And when we asked the hospital, they said, oh, well, we periodically adjust our prices, but I'd like to note that on January first this year hospitals had to suddenly reveal their prices, according to a new federal regulation. So they knew that that may be too high seven thousand dollar price would be out in the public as of January first. So maybe they were trying to make adjustments before new year came. Oh, wow. So the hospitals were were trying not to look outrageous when they were actually required to start telling people what they were charging. Well, that's one theory. You know, so the price. Dropped about sixty percent. And can you imagine? If like, you went to buy Prius one month, and it was thirty thousand dollars and the next month on the first of the month. It was suddenly ten thousand dollars. I mean that would be outrageous. But that's what happens in medical care. All the time. I started the couldn't imagine if I paid thirty thousand dollars and then saw a drop like the next day. What can you do? I mean, if you're bitten by an animal, and you go to the hospital, and you're desperate, and you don't know they're charging this much since for the moment. There's no kind of price drop guarantee in healthcare. I think what you need to do. First of all is protect your health. So you do need to go to the hospital you need to rabies immunoglobulin. You should know that many public health departments will hand it out. So if it's during the week, you can check their first, and then, you know, try and go to an in network hospital. So at least you better negotiating power is anything in the change for Jeanette. Can she get some money back? The problem with healthcare is that once you've spent it's very hard to get money back. But her ensure is negotiating this. And I do hope that you know, they look at this price drop and say, hey, what gives we she shouldn't be responsible for that. Big a Bill.
Navy F-18 fighter jet crashes into water near Naval Air Station Key West
"The new york conversation from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly the international red cross as an aid convoy is making its way into rebelheld eastern gouda today in syria twenty five trucks are involved in coordination with the un russia's un ambassador is questioning britain's motives after prime minister theresa may announced twentythree russian diplomats are being expelled over a nerve agent attack on an expired his daughter may blames moscow for the attack in southern england but ambassador of a selena benza is pushing back he's heard here through an interpreter don't forget the is well known as a state which uses targeted assassinations by drones and listening hearing from you invectives against us is something that is odd the us navy is investigating the crash of a fighter jet off the coast of key west florida as nancy klinger with member station w l are reports the two crew members aboard were able to inject but neither survived the faa eighteen super hornet jet was on final approach to the airfield at boca chica key part of naval air station key west wednesday afternoon search and rescue crews recovered the pilot and weapons system officer from the water about a mile east of the runway the crew was on a training exercise they were based at naval air station oceana in virginia wall street futures are higher this morning i'm david mattingly in washington i'm richard hake on wnyc in new york students in the region are speaking out against gun violence across the country students walk out of class yesterday for a national walkout calling for tougher gun control measures and honoring the seventeen people killed in the park land florida shooting last month at grace dodge career and technical education high school near the bronx zoo students gathered outside to make their demands.
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2 dead, including suspect, after shooting at Birmingham hospital, authorities say
"In their classrooms that's a problem students also staged as seventeen minutes sit in outside of the white house to honor each student who died in last month's school shooting in florida windsor johnston npr news the capitol a hospital shooting in birmingham alabama has left two people dead including the gunman and a third person in critical condition no word on a possible motive for wednesday's attack city fire captain hr watson we've had a call you said there was a shooting in the er you may be hospital highlands is part of the medical school at the university of alabama the school was placed on lock down for about a half hour surgeries that had been scheduled there for thursday are now canceled this is npr news the michigan senate has voted to extend the statute of limitations for lawsuits filed by victims of sexual abuse the legislation retroactively covers victims of former michigan state and usa gymnastics sports dr larry nassar who is serving a life sentence for molesting hundreds of young athletes the measure would limit the immunity defense in such cases and require more people to notify authorities of suspected abuse the bills have been sent to the michigan house a navy fighter jet crashed near key west florida wednesday killing two crew members w nancy klinger has details the faa eighteen super hornet jet was on final approach to the airfield at boca chica key part of naval air station key west wednesday afternoon search and rescue crews recovered the pilot and weapons system officer from the water about a mile east of the runway both were killed in the crash the crew was on a training exercise they were based at naval air station oceanic in virginia the navy is not released their names until their families can be notified for npr news i'm nancy klinger in key west florida is recalling almost one point four million mid size cars north america because the steering columns can loosen over time causing the driver to lose control the automaker says it knows of two crashes and one injury linked to the problem the national highway traffic safety administration began an investigation last fall following complaints of steering wheels falling off fusions from the twenty fourteen through twenty sixteen model years the recall covers twenty fourteen through twenty sixteen.