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"opal lee" Discussed on The Current
"Advice and do you know she is sin. She has set another statue of liberty to the united states. The exact replica. Not the as large and it says in my estim- patient is another point. Another turn point where all citizens a going to be considered first class their own with being the greatest nation in the world. I shu we take that advice. Is that something that you think. Americans should be thinking about on this independence day on the fourth of july. Hope they do you know. I advocate celebrate from the nineteenth of june to the fourth of july. We weren't friel. The fourth of july seventeen seventy six so wigged a celebrate freedom. Let's celebrate freedom from the night teeth to the fourth. How do you want june teeth to be celebrated now that it is a national holiday a us to work extremely hard to dispel the disparities. That keeping a won't the nation. You do know that we took a million five hundred thousand signatures to congress. Nilly that many more. We're prepared to take those people. I'm hoping undestand that we'll one nation that this is not a black thing all white thing or texas thing. This is a united states thing the fact that we need to be considered first class citizen. The only we don't want any more than anybody else does. A decent school for children jobs that pay the same. You get paid one thing for the same job. I'm doing to healthcare for all of us. I can get treated new cake because you have got insures that pipeline from school to prison as got to be broken educational system. We've got to tell the truth. Once people know then we can begin to heal and go on with the business of living climate. Change all these things need to be addressed and that nixed you knicks month. Wouldn't now so..
"opal lee" Discussed on The Current
"You've been working on making june tnt the holiday for decades. How did the murder of george floyd and everything that followed. How did that change the momentum. Around june eighteenth d think and do not change the momentum. I just feel that the young people have just decided that enough is enough. The blatant atrocities that happened into people. I don't know how to explain that something has to be done. I don't even know what's to be done. But i'm sure that we're going to do something. I just hope. It's not rome folk feel like when the viruses. Oh will go back to novel but we can go back to that. There's gonna be a new novel. We've that to address. Disparity is and i'm speaking about homelessness and joblessness in healthcare that some people can get others can't and police brutality and climate change. All these things are going to have to be addressed. And i don't know where we fit in this equation but we don't plan to wrestle laws. We're going to tackle something when the president signed june teeth into a national holiday. You said something you whispered something to the vice president. kamala harris. What did you say to her. No girl talk that you did say. I know that there is much more to do and there is there is. We're the richest nation in the world and to have the kinds of disparages. We have it's it's i don't know what to take excel. Something has to be done. And all is i am angle do something i usually say i'm gonna do. Something is wrong. But i don't plan to do it. England could i tell you something odd. Learn absolutely do you remember. France given the united states the statue of liberty after the civil war if you close to her and look at a leffler as a broken shackled and france was saying now did you turn the corner from slavery you could be the best country in the world. Except we didn't take.
"opal lee" Discussed on The Current
"I got married. She was so disappointed. She wouldn't even go to the wig. And marat against full years full babies when i cut my losses us. It seemed i was going to have to raise. My husband to men didn't seem to mature as fast as women. I went home to her with full babies until her. I was with it. Go to college and she says gotten on wanted to sing you to the wettest college and in the knicks birth. She says i'll keep you children. I worked. I don't know how many jobs to get the money to go to wiley collies. They put me to work in the college bookstore. I go home on the weekends and works and job. i still had. My mom would work during the week. She'd collected paycheck. Nobody knew the different. We all look alike. And i couldn't stay for years i've finished in three and a half and win a got back and got a job teaching. It paid two thousand dollars a year. And i couldn't feed for kids on two thousand a year so i had another job if i clocked in at school in eight and outed three. There was a car waiting for me at clocking in at convair at four in get off at twelve. I might still be working like that but they had a large scale. It's just that if the things that need to be done. You do the regardless. And you don't let anything stop you hi. I'm josh block host of uncover escaping nexium from cbc podcasts. I pull back the curtain on the secret of self help group that experts call a kalt and follow one woman's heroin journey to get out. The podcast was featured in rolling stone magazine and named one of the best podcasts of two thousand eighteen in the atlantic listened to uncover escaping nexium on. Cbc listen or wherever you get your podcasts.
"opal lee" Discussed on The Current
"Memory of celebrating. june eighteenth. All got a couple of fun. Immerse when i was little and in marshall texas we go to the fairgrounds. That'd be music and food. it would just like christmas. Dot foot work not so much. People celebrated in their backyards of with friends but my mentor. Lenore rolla who started the tarrant county black historical and genealogical society. I'll group was responsible for june. Tees and little sycamore part in the seventies and we had thirty thousand people. The news said in a three day period. Ten thousand people a day. If i tell you that was june teeth to remember believe me now. The parks closed at ten o'clock. All they did was to pull the plug the turn the lights. Would you believe got flatbed truck and put at suck f- thing back in the socket and we've had party all night loan that will become a memorable. We know that june teeth is a celebration but it also comes with with the memory of trauma and for you. I know that that is personal as well. Can you tell me about june eighteenth. Nineteen thirty nine. Would you mind telling me about that. Well my parents bought a house call and in new york street. Mom headed fixed up so nice and people begin together on the nineteenth and june. The people's the paper said there were five hundred of the and the police were there and that's a police couldn't control the with. My dad came with a gun. The police told him. If you bust cap the litho mob have you. My parents sent us friends several blocks away. And they left on the cupboard darkness but not before they begins. Throw things at the house and they lived they. Burn that pleased down. They drug the furnish at out citadel para. It's never ever discussed it was. Let's say worked. Were both the whole..
"opal lee" Discussed on The Current
"I boy canada. Doesn't it derive from a village as indigenous people. We are used to our stories. Getting a little twisted. So listen up as we set the record straight. i'm gonna deal. Please join me as we hear. From dozens of indigenous people. Together we will decolonize our words and our minds on the telling. Our twisted histories podcast. You can find episodes on the cbc. Listen app or wherever you get your podcasts. This is a cbc podcast. The united states is celebrating independence day this weekend. The first day ever to be declared a national holiday in that country but this year it comes just weeks after their newest national holiday. June eighteenth that marks the day in eighteen sixty five when troops arrived in galveston texas and announce that all enslaved people were free. Opel lee has been working all her life to see that day. Become a federal holiday at ninety four years old. She's affectionately called the grandmother of june teeth. She is also an educator. A civil rights leader a farmer and much more. Ms happily joins me from fort worth texas openly police. Good morning the law name. where do we go from. That's the good question. Where do we go from here. I want to ask you that in a moment. But i want to play something. I that happened at the white house earlier this month. When joe biden the president of the united states made june eighteenth and national holiday. Take a listen to this. What was going through your mind in that moment. I was overjoyed humbled. I was static. I was thinking so many things. And i didn't want to get out of line in the white house but i shoo coulda done holy dance. Tell me about being humbled. What would humbled you about pat. The fat left. My grandparents weren't slaves. A grandfather's mother was into field. It we'd come such a long way to be able to end up at the white house. Oh the things that my grandparents. My parents of goal. Do things. Up going to amana compared with his but to be able to be in the white house miller dreamed it and to be we saved by the president of the un is state was so gracious and the vice president until you could walk more miles for those to tell me about walking those miles. You have been organizing your own campaign for this moment and you walked those miles walking from texas to washington. Dc why was that so important for you. i just felt like june teeth..
"opal lee" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"I never came across it in a book or looking online or in my various history related even civil war documentary buggery. I literally look at history stuff. I look at civil war stuff. I look at american history. And i never saw the words. June nineteenth in the same vein. I never saw the tulsa oklahoma race massacre. Okay then that's right back to your critical race theory point exactly now. I always knew about it because my family extended family and my dad and his family are from texas. We moved to texas. When i was in high school. And i'm sure it's kind of surreal just for devon verana. Just just all of our texas people listen our fourteen listeners. because it's actually a thing in texas. It was weird. I was watching basketball watching shaq and truck about tnt. If you're watching it it's the best show on. Tv right now and they were talking about about juneteenth and chuck said charles barkley. He said he'd never he didn't hadn't heard of it either. And i was what he said was just so sweet and it was just so simple and i'm so unstable drug and i started like i got so emotional from it and then i sent you. I've recorded off the tv and sent you. The clip knows like oh my god. Listen to this the national holiday I think most people must have been color. Didn't know anything about it onto the last few years and i think it's great. They made it a national holiday and man. I always tell people. We talked about in terms of sports. It's just not sporting there's so many black people who and why be realistic so much heaven name to put us in a situation. that'd be successful. All i can do and say thank you can. It's so it so simple and profound and encompassed the whole thing and a lot of people. Yeah because no one would know whenever learns it. We don't learn anything. No one ever learns that we don't learn anything and also i think it's an important point that he's making there's just it's there's so many layers in this and we you know we could probably talk about this for every day for a month and not so uncover the surface or whatever but no one. No minority gets anywhere without the majority. I think that that. I can say that from the lgbt perspective that you don't gain your civil rights without the help of the person or the people or the group or whatever that you're asking those rights from the that partnership and friendship and ally ship and everything that charles berkeley is talking about was so perfectly demonstrated by when president biden and vice president. Kamala harris announced that there would be a national holiday for juneteenth. There've been activists and people for years have been calling for this holiday people. I never heard of or even knew about and the visibility on them is so important for all of our learning about our country and how we got here and the reasons for why things why they are and how we can move forward and make changes. Also it's important to recognize the fourteen republicans. Who voted against juneteenth becoming a national holiday. And how utterly fucking disgusting. They are alabama representative mo brooks alabama representative mike rogers arizona representative andy biggs arizona representative. Paul gosar california representative. Tom mcclintock california representative. Douglas georgia representative andrew. Clyde kentucky ribs representative thomas massie. Montana representative matt rosendahl south carolina representative. Ralph norman tennessee representative scott. Czar lay texas representative. Ronnie jackson texas representative chip roy. Wisconsin representative tom tiffany. All these men voted no several of them stating it would just cause confusion around july fourth and also another paid holiday is just fiscally irresponsible. These men we say unto you as jane fonda in nine to five. I don't know who. I'm not such a bad. Guy or a sexist egotistical lying hypocritical. bigot doesn't and that is for all of them now. I don't want to spend more time on the garbage. But i wanted to showcase them to prove that white supremacy is still going on even in light of a federal holiday. That celebrates and commemorates freedom of enslaved people in this country. And that's oversimplifying it. Even and these men couldn't hack it but one man can and his name is joe biden and of course she's more man than all of those men combined and that's kamla harris in a commemoration and signing ceremony on friday. Joe and kiki. Thanks all the activists and people who worked so hard to make juneteenth a federal holiday a reality particularly one woman named miss opal lee openly is known as the grandmother of juneteenth but rather than babble on i wanna play this clip and let miss opal lee. Explain the groundbreaking. Incredible moment in history. This really is. This is the president to sign teeth into oakland lee. And i've.
"opal lee" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Local news, traffic and weather News 93.1 King FBK from ABC News. I'm Brian Clark didn't Biden goal of having 70% of adults with at least one coronavirus vaccine dose? By July, 4th is on That is concerned health officials with the new delta variant of the virus becoming more prevalent. It's more contagious and shown to be more severe. The president was asked Friday if it could lead to more lockdowns. I don't think so, because so many people have already been vaccinated, but with adult variant can cause more people to die in areas where people have not been vaccinated and hospitalization numbers are increasing again. In some states, including Missouri, where ABC is Trevor all spoke with the CEO of Cox Health Anyplace with vaccine rates, probably below 70 or 80%. You are going to see this variant takeover Steve Edwards says Missouri hospitals have seen Covid admission skyrocket. The state is one of five who's seven day case average climbed 37% or more over the past two weeks, and all five have vaccination rates below the national average. Today is the first Juneteenth that's being commemorated as a federal holiday marks today in 18 65. When slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned of their emancipation 94 year old Texan Opal Lee was part of the Push to make this day a holiday. Giunti is not a black thing. And it's not a Texas then that People all over. I don't care what nationality We all bleed Red blood. Tropical Storm Claudette, bringing heavy rain to the Gulf Coast.
"opal lee" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"The amendment, called the Crown Act would outlaw discrimination because of natural texture and hairstyles. Council member Jack Cory Arthur, this law basically says yes. You are allowed to be your natural self from your natural race to your natural color to your natural hair, and I encourage you all to say yes as well. The full council will vote on the amendment at next week's meeting. This week's monumental approval of Juneteenth by President Joe Biden when he signed a bill Thursday to make it a federal holiday Commemorating the end of slavery in the United States did not come about without a long and dedicated fight. Ms Opal Lee, who many have come to call. The grandmother of Juneteenth was honored during yesterday signing the 94 year old tells ABC News. This was one of her proudest moments. I just want To let everybody knows. How wonderful it is to know. That now we can. Get all the same page. Lee, a retired teacher and lifelong activist, walked from her home in Fort Worth, Texas, to the nation's capital to bring attention for the national holiday. Quite an offer from a notorious defendant in the January 6th riot at the US Capitol For $100 Richard Barnett will sign a photo of himself with his feet propped on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is desk for 25 Bucks. He'll sign a copy of his release order. Federal prosecutors revealed the audacious offers in a court filing as they asked the judge to deny Barnett's request to travel. So he Can attend a car show. Prosecutors also said Barnett and his attorney appeared on Russian state television and had police called on him twice for reasons that were not specified. The defense said prosecutors have fabricated lies, bent the truth and distorted facts to deprive Barnett of Freedom. Liberty and Justice. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS NEW YORK The Delta coronavirus strain is now president more than 80 countries. The World Health Organization's chief scientist says the variant, which was first discovered in India is becoming the most prominent strain around the globe. The CDC reports. 10% of new cases in the US are connected to the delta variant. The goal to get 70% of U. S adults. At least one covid shot by July. 4th is a little over two weeks away. So the Biden administration's push for a new Independence Day is getting a shove by deploying Vice President Kamala Harris to locations with low vaccination rates, many in minority communities. Today, Harris made a stop at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, she said no more excuses. Some people say, Well, I don't like me. Those who really likes needles, the Georgia Department of Public Health Records show only 35% of adults are fully vaccinated. A long running legal fight over drunk driving has been settled in the upper Midwest. A unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down a state law that allowed for blood samples to be taken without a warrant from suspected drunk drivers who are incapacitated. A state appeals court had ruled the law violates the Fourth Amendment protecting against unconstitutional search and seizure. Jim Tressel a reporting Your next update is at 3 30. I'm Suzanne Duval. NewsRadio 8 40 w a chair. Yes. Live from the I. Heart Media Purple Tower of power. It's the Terry miners show. Well, it it was going to be an especially good day today because I saw the Amazon person Walk up to my porch and put one and then another package down. I thought, Oh, my goodness, Happy Father's day They remembered something for me. It's bad, you know? No, I I usually when Amazon packages come, I just put them on the kitchen counter because they usually involve my wife or.
"opal lee" Discussed on KOMO
"Now coming up on KOMO news after we check in with a B C. Coast Guard search is on for a fisherman of Port Angeles. Um Carlene Johnson, what? His friends as you saw before they lost contact and a stabbing in Seattle Police are investigating, plus traffic and weather every 10 minutes on the force. Sports and your money news to the markets have been down all day long. We'll check in on that. After ABC covers our world, it's 12 o'clock. From ABC News. I'm Michelle Franzen at the White House right now, before heading to his home in Delaware for the weekend. President Biden updating the nation on vaccination efforts. Please announce that today we will have Reach the mark. 300 million shots in arms in just 150 days, the president says. With new variants Americans can't let up now. So far, the CDC says 44.5% or more than 147 million people have been vaccinated. Meantime, doctor Russian Walensky is urging people 12 and older to still get vaccinated, despite concerns about mild heart inflammation in a few young people after the shots, really, these events are really quite rare. An advisory committee on immunization Practices is scheduled to take a closer look at the data next week. Faith, a boob, ABC News, Washington and California. The suspects in the road rage shooting death of a six year old appeared in court the atmosphere I saw him in court via video alleged shooter Marcus areas, and his girlfriend, Winnie Lee, accused of being. The driver pleaded not guilty to numerous charges. Prosecutors say areas threatened another vehicle with a gun after he allegedly shot at the car was six year old agent Leo's inside, killing the boy. Because of that Judge Larry Yellen setting no bail for areas It seems to me that Mr is is a complete danger to the community to society. Lease male remains at $500,000, her mom in court, cried Alex Stone. ABC NEWS LOS Angeles The nation marking the newest federal holiday Juneteenth the day in 18 65 when remaining slaves learned they were free after the Civil war. The woman behind the effort. Nicknamed the Grandmother of Juneteenth, Opal Lee is also celebrating Jim Teeth, not a black thing. And it's not a Texas then that people all over I don't care what nationality. We all bleed red blood. You're listening to ABC News. Stay connected. Stay informed. 20 minutes of nonstop news continues on co mo news. 1000 FM 97 7 Good afternoon. Come on news time, 12 Oh, two. I'm Taylor. France Ice Now our top stories from the coma 24 7 News Center. Man went out fishing with a friend yesterday off Port Angeles and never returned to shore and the Coast Guard is searching. Cuomo's Carlene Johnson has the latest 75 year old Pat O'Brien was fishing with a buddy in a separate vote on a trip from Freshwater Bay to Crescent Bay. Buoy to yesterday. The Mariners friend last talk to him via cell phone at 3 26 yesterday and about 10 minutes later. Saw him a half mile west of the president. Bae Buoy traveling on his kicker or his backup Motor Westward Reporting party also stated after that, uh, he lost sight of his friend and then, um, he ended up being overdue for meeting him back on shore. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class D Yolanda Caballero says the friend told them O. Brien's main engine wasn't working right earlier in the day, and he had been using his kicker to maneuver. Crews from naval station would be searched by helicopter overnight, and coast Guard and other Mariners are out looking today. Carlene Johnson common news. Fatal Stabbing at Seattle's Courthouse Park last night, the park is right next to the King County courthouse, and it's the site of a large homeless camp. Apparently two men were in a fight. One of them died. The other arrested by Seattle police Whoever is tossing rocks and other debris on I 90 and I five in Seattle struck again. Overnight state Trooper Chase VanCleave tells Cuomo that it happened around 12 30 this morning, A driver.
"opal lee" Discussed on KCRW
"It's the day enslaved people in Texas were told they were free in 18 65. More than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, and it marks the end of chattel slavery in the Confederate states. NPR's Brian Naylor reports At the White House ceremony, Vice President Kamala Harris noted that President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation just steps away and the building that itself was constructed by enslaved people, she said. We have come far and we have far to go. We must learn. From our history. And we must teach our Children. Our history. Because it is part of our history. As a nation. It is part of American history. Those looking on included members of Congress from both parties. And Opal Lee, a 94 year old Texas activist who worked to get the day declared a national holiday. President. Biden said signing the bill would go down as one of the greatest honors he will have as president, Great Nations. Don't walk away. We come to terms with the mistakes we made. And remembering those moments we began to heal. And grow stronger. Juneteenth becomes the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Day was established in 1983. That measure took years to get through Congress. Unlike Juneteenth, which flew through the Senate unanimously Tuesday and passed overwhelmingly in the House Wednesday, and the Biden administration wasted no time announcing most federal workers have been given the day off. Today, however, that doesn't apply to the U. S Postal Service, which says while it supports the holiday, it's Not possible to cease its operations on such short notice. Brian Naylor NPR news Next. We hear two voices behind the story at the University of North Carolina, the university hired and acclaimed New York Times journalist She was the driving force behind the Times 16 19 project that argued slavery is central to the American story. But then the university board of Governors did not take up a proposal to give her tenure, which triggered familiar debates about race and cancel culture. Behind. That is a story about two approaches to journalism. Here's NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik. Let's meet the two people at the heart of this controversy. My name is Walter Has Simon Jr and the publisher of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette..
"opal lee" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"With buyers on hand writing checks. Classic Chevrolet to find new roads. Good morning meteorologist Brad Barton in the W B A P Weather Center. We're trying to get out of the eighties were still kind of 79 80. Across the Dallas What were there today? We're going to be above normal Still, for the next three days plan on a high near 97 this afternoon Low 73 tonight High near 98 Tomorrow and 99 on Sunday and then Monday afternoon. We expect a few scattered showers and storms and one of those kind of rare summer Cold front could drop us back into the eighties. Scattered showers and storms Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. And upper eighties by Tuesday, right now at W B a P. 80 degrees The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is praising Texans for conserving energy this week after repairs to several generators brought tighten conditions to the state's power grid. Leslie Sopko with her cut, says The reasons for the mechanical failures remain unclear. But we do plan to submit a request for information to the generation owners to determine why so many of the units are out of service. Fire last week at the Comanche Peak Power plant in Glen Roved look out. A chunk of the generation service at that plant is expected to be restored. This week. The Nation has a new federal holiday on a day noted to end slavery more from Fox's Gurnal Scott with the stroke of a pen, June 19th, or Juneteenth became the first new national holiday in almost 40 years. Vice President Harris spoke of honoring the day when slaves in Texas finally got the news in 18 65. They learned that they were free. And they claimed their freedom, President Biden said. This holidays time had come and in the current racial climate this day doesn't just celebrate the past. It calls for action today. The signing took effect immediately. So Juneteenth is being observed today since the date falls on Saturday this year. Gurnal Scott Fox News. Biden also recognize Fort Worth activist Opal Lee for decades, the 94 year old Li advocated for a national holiday is over. You're incredible. Daughter of Texas. Grandmother of the movement to make Juneteenth of federal holiday in 2016. She walked 1400 miles from Fort Worth to Washington to bring awareness to the celebration. Juneteenth has been a state holiday for the past 40 years. Boxes. Jessica Rosenthal reports The U. S. Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the third major challenge to Obamacare preserving health insurance coverage for millions of Americans. But the justices did not address the constitutionality. They just said the 18 states and two individuals who sued didn't have standing Have standing. One must be harmed or potentially be harmed. In this case by a law president Biden called it a major victory and said after a decade of attacks and three Supreme Court rejections to end it, it is time to build on the A. C A Former president. Obama echoed that and said the law is now here to stay. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who led the court challenge, said he's just getting started in his fight to end Obamacare, accusing the justices of avoiding the heart of the case. Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News from the Preservation Tree Services. W B A P 24 7 News Desk. I'm Kim Land Cancer. Next update is at 5 30 24 7 coverage at w b a p.
Juneteenth Becomes a National Holiday
"June 19th is now officially of federal holiday. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is at a White House signing ceremony, Li described a momentous day of June 19th. 18 65 General Gordon Granger, um, made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois was in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia in signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history. Celebrate progress and grapple. The distance. We come With additions we have to travel because, says the president, this is not just a day of remembrance and reckoning. It's a time to repair racial divisions. This is his day profound in my view, profound weight and profound power. Day in which remember The moral stain the terrible toll. Slavery took on the country. And continues to take its also a day, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for
"opal lee" Discussed on KCRW
"News. I'm Jack Sphere. Juneteenth is now officially a federal holiday. The day commemorates the end of slavery in the US As NPR's Asma Khalid reports President Biden signed a bill today that recognizes June 19th as the first new federal holiday nearly four decades. Biden said he was pleased the bill had such overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress and noted, this is a really important moment in our history by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history. And celebrate progress and grapple. The distance. We come, but the dishes we have to travel, the president said. This day doesn't just celebrate the past. It's a call for action today. Biden was joined at the bill signing ceremony by Opal Lee, a 94 year old woman who has been advocating for years to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Asma Khalid. NPR NEWS The White House, The Supreme Court is dismissed on major legal challenge to the affordable Care act, keeping President Obama's landmark healthcare law in place. NPR's Selena Simmons, Duffin reports. It was a 72 decision just to Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion. The case was about whether or not a $0 penalty for not having insurance was an unconstitutional mandate. But the justices didn't weigh into that question. Instead, they found that Texas and the other plaintiffs did not have standing to sue. So everything stays the same. The decision provides reassurance to people who have health insurance through the marketplaces like healthcare dot gov or Medicaid expansion. Since President Biden took office, the number of people who have health insurance through those AKA programs crossed 30 million for the first time. Selena Simmons Duffin. NPR NEWS The US government says it intends to spend more than $3 billion to speed up development of possible treatments for covid, 19 and other dangerous viruses, including some antiviral pills and development that could start arriving by year's end. Nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony found. Sheehan build some details of the plan today to White House briefing going to accelerate the clinical testing of promising antiviral medicines. That are already in various stages of development, including clinical trials out. She also said, along with accelerating projects already in the pipeline, the new program will work to come up with treatments for other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics. Number of Americans finally, weekly jobless claims ticked higher. Last week, the Labor Department reporting initial claims for unemployment benefits rose by 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 412,000 for the week ending June 12th. It's the first increase in weekly unemployment filings in more than a month. The increase in claims led by California, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, makes close on Wall Street. The Dow fell 210 points today. The NASDAQ was up 121 points the S and P fellow point This is NPR. And at 304 on a Thursday, June 17th. This is KCRW. I'm Larry Peril as you've been hearing on NPR. President Biden did sign a law today making Juneteenth or June 19th the day to commemorate the end of slavery on the national level. Juneteenth MARKET June 19th 18 65 As the day union soldiers brought the news of the end of slavery to enslaved black people in Texas vice president and former California Senator Kamala Harris highlighted how important it is to designate the day we must learn. From our history. And we must teach our Children. Our history. Because it is part of our history. As a nation. It is part of American history. The House voted yesterday to send the bill to the president's desk to Northern California GOP representatives Doug LaMotta and Tom McClintock. Among the 14 Republicans who voted against the bill. However, several leaders in the Golden State are celebrating the new holiday, including local congresswoman Maxine Waters, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And, according to state Senate Pro TEM president Tony and Kins Just moments before Biden signed the law, the California Senate passed their own Juneteenth resolution to Well, you may have noticed it's becoming far more challenging to own a home in California, with housing prices soaring across the state so much so the median price for a home in the state last month was up nearly 90%. Compared to the same time just a year ago. More now from Kcrw's Kaylie Wells in May of last year, the median home price in Southern California was $565,000. In May of this year. It was more than $750,000. That's like if a home we're getting $21 more expensive every hour for a year straight. Among all neighborhoods with hot real estate markets. Santa Barbara County had the biggest jump, where the home prices more than doubled. Homes are also flying off the market. Compared to last year. The average home in southern California stays on the market for a week. Last year, it was 18 days. That same trend happened across the state. But the more affordable parts of the state didn't see quite the same spike in the Central Valley Median home prices increased to just under $450,000 that is Kcrw's Kaylie Wells. Reporting support for NPR comes from workday, an enterprise management cloud focused on helping organizations adapt to change and prepare. For what's next workday. The finance, HR and planning system for a changing world right now. 70 degrees in Santa Monica.
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"On the hour sponsored by Rocket Mortgage. I'm Steve K Defense Song Congressional Black Caucus Things lift every voice and sing considered the black national anthem On a day of celebration Congress has established June 19th Juneteenth. As a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery. President Biden signs it into law in just a few hours. How important is it? Listen to 94 year old activist Opal Lee. I've got so many different feelings. Oh, gurgling up you I don't know what color all because I'm so delighted to know that finally we've got a June teeth will pass. The Supreme Court dismissed the challenge to obamacare today from Texas and other Republican led state. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the affordable Care act indoors as a pillar of American health and economic security, alongside Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. And in a unanimous ruling, the court said the city of Philadelphia was wrong to limit ties with the Catholic Social Services Agency because the group refuses to certify same sex couples as foster parents. Legal analyst Laurie Levenson. The real issue is what is this going to be in for the future? And we can see now the impact of a trump Supreme Court where the focus is much more on protecting religious rights? Then on protection against discrimination against LGBT Q. CBS is CAMI. McCormick tells us the government plans to pump $3 billion into covid 19 antiviral pills. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the program will invest in current therapies but also look into new ways to treat viruses. It's a whole of government effort. Aimed at developing the next generation of Covid 19 treatments, as well as preparing us for future threats. In the meantime, he said, vaccines will remain the centerpiece of our arsenal. It's day.
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"A P news. I'm Ed Donahue. Two big states are reopening coronavirus restrictions are lifted starting today in Governor Gavin Newsom State. California has been a tough year for all of us. Up 15 months for all of us all the fear and anxiety that we've all had to work through. And I'm mindful of that stress still upon So many of you in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says 70% of people in the state have had at least one dose of the vaccine. The state mandates. That have proven right and correct and brought us through this pandemic or relaxed as of today, effective immediately. Meantime, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, the number of deaths in the U. S from the coronavirus has reached 600,000. President Biden is in Geneva tomorrow. He meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Texas Republican Congressman Michael McCaul says the president should make clear to Putin. There will be consequences for recent cyberattacks, otherwise bad behavior. We'll continue and make no mistake. Mr Putin is testing the resolve President Biden in these attacks. Four people were shot and killed early this morning in Chicago. Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Shelley, the president of the U. S. Conference of Mayors, says Enough is enough. Today. I, along with several other leaders in the U. S Conference of Mayors have sent a letter to President Biden asking that he make the ending This crisis a priority for his administration Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will move ahead with investigations of The January capital riot now that a bill to create an independent commission stalled in the Senate. Shelby Hoolahan, the American record holder in the 1,505,000 M, was banned for four years after failing to prove tainted pork from a burrito caused her positive test for an anabolic steroid. Will Ahan cannot compete in the Paris Olympics in 2024. This is a P news. Oprah Winfrey is leading a project that team young black journalist, an older black activist, community leaders and ordinary people about lessons in life. Here's the AP is Margie Szaroleta. Oprah Winfrey recalls being in her twenties when she became friends with poet Maya Angelo, who stressed the importance of knowing one's history. Winfrey's lift every voice project teams, young interviewers and photographers from mostly historic black colleges and universities. With people older than 70 with remarkable stories. Among those interviewed are singers Dionne Warwick and Patti Labelle, actor Andre DeShields and activist Claudette Colvin and Opal Lee..
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"And universities with people older than 70 with remarkable stories. Among those interviewed are singers Dionne Warwick and Patti Labelle, actor Andre DeShields, an activist Claudette Colvin and Opal Lee. The stories will run on Oprah daily dot com and in magazines like Elle, Good Housekeeping, an Esquire. A P news. I'm Tim Maguire, the country's two largest states left most of their pandemic restrictions as a nation hits another milestone Soccer Madani has this. The pandemics now killed more than 600,000. People in America, as tallied by Johns Hopkins University. Average daily virus deaths are now around 340 1/10 of January. Speak. With more than 40% of Americans now fully vaccinated. More governors are dropping restrictions like California's Gavin Newsom. We are here June 15th to turn the page and Andrew Cuomo in New York. We can now Return to life as we know it, New Yorkers will still have to wear masks in schools and on subways. Not so in Maryland, where Governor Larry Hogan says the state will not require masks anywhere Saga or Megane. Washington The National Conference of Mayors is calling on Congress and President Biden to help in the effort to reduce gun violence that's exploded in the nation's city since last year. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot every day. In America. People are dying needlessly from gun violence, and we do need Washington to wake up to this reality. An argument this morning in a home in Chicago escalated into gunfire for people, Three women and a man are dead. Four others were shot at least two in critical condition. A few hours before that. A man pulled a pistol in the plant, where he worked in Albertville, Alabama, killed two co workers and then later killed himself. Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department's going to enhance analysis of.
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"Colvin and Opal Lee. The stories will run on Oprah daily dot com and in magazines like Elle, Good Housekeeping and Esquire. I'm Margie Szaroleta, one of Germany's most famous Catholic boys, choirs, the Regensburg Cathedral Choir. Plans to establish a separate coral group for girls for the first time, and it's more than 1000 Year history. Girls can apply for the new choir for the 2022 23 school year. Ed Donahue, AP News Lows knows you work hard to take on the toughest jobs, so why not treat yourself with savings on the top pro tools that work as hard as you do, heading to lows today for pro summer savings and get up to 30% off select tools and accessories lows is the home for great values on the most trusted brands like DeWalt Bosch and Makita Bo. HP Tea Shop in store or on lows dot com lows The new home for pros while supplies last valve through 77, US owning Thank you for listening to the AP Radio Network for News on the go Try the AP Mobile AD get breaking US International news from the world's most trusted news source, plus stories from more than 800. Local media companies choose to see the content that interests you most. Whether it's sports scores. Entertainment highlights Global news or the latest from your hometown. AP Mobile is available in English and Spanish and can be found on IOS and Android..
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"When she was a child. Opal Lee's own home was attacked while her family celebrated Juneteenth. She shares the story back in 2017, and they gathered and begin to throw rocks at the house, and they finally set it on fire in Fort Worth Housing Solutions. Newest property will be named the Opel in her honor. Half the units in the complex will be preserved for lower income families. I'm high up in Germany and the National Weather Service has issued several heat advisories across Texas for this afternoon and evening that includes the Big Bend, Laredo and Abilene areas. I'm Joseph Leahy for the Texas Standard. You're listening to statewide news from public radio stations across Texas. This coverage is only possible because of support from listeners like you. You can help sustain and grow Texas news coverage by donating to your local public radio station today. 33 minutes past the hour. Texas Standard time. I'm Laura Ricin for David Brown. While deaths in Texas due to the coronavirus have slowed significantly. India continues to suffer mightily. The deaths there are also touching lives here. The Texas standards, Joy Diaz reports. Every day. There's a two hour window in which core is at her happiest, a particular debating that two hour window is when she has her one year old grandson or to herself. Um, It's the time after he gets home from daycare, and before his parents arrived home from work, Grandma and Baby take walks through their Austin, Texas neighborhood..