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"paul flavin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:12 min | 2 weeks ago

"paul flavin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Garrett camps plays to a growing crowd May 20th The market is essentially pushing out small artists like him from being able to press records I love vinyl but wow Is it really worth basing your entire album's promotional plan around Unlike in a down or a Taylor Swift Indies like caps can't jump any lines especially when they're pressing 500 records instead of 5000 And record pressing plant owners like rocker Jack White are asking for help He released this video to encourage major labels to do their part And I now ask the major labels Warner Brothers universal and Sony to finally build your own pressing plants again As the MC 5 once said you're either part of the problem or part of the solution The industry is trying to ramp up Dustin blocker of Addison Texas based hand drawn record says his company is now printing records 24 hours a day 5 days a week and even so from order to completion now takes a year We're very straightforward and honest with our customers and we tell them we're sold out And so unfortunately we do have to turn away a lot of business Major labels like Sony Warner music group and universal said they couldn't comment publicly or didn't respond to questions It might be at least a year before the vinyl industry sees a capacity gain And that assumes the presses that are working around the clock now don't break Getting a new one or even finding parts can be a several months long process For NPR news I'm Paul flavin San Antonio Here are listening to NPR news I'm Stephen dubner On the next freakonomics radio what exactly is.

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"paul flavin" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

04:42 min | 4 months ago

"paul flavin" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"For anything And I wonder am I gonna be feeling that forever It's an all too common feeling We'll examine the collective trauma of the pandemic for Friday January 21st This is all things considered from NPR news I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm el sitting the sour a federal judge has approved a plan to bring Puerto Rico out of municipal bankruptcy They may not be tweeting and they may not be screaming at the top of their lungs but I can't tell you the number of messages we've gotten from Puerto Ricans who understand Plus we'll hear the French perspective on the Russian military buildup along the border of Ukraine and Florida governor Ron DeSantis proposes a controversial map for his state's congressional seats I really don't think he cares that much about which Matt becomes law I think he just wants to be seen as fighting That's all I had after the news Live from NPR news I'm Jack spear The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new data supporting the effectiveness of Pfizer and Moderna boosters for protecting people against the omicron variant in the U.S. Rob Stein The CDC released three reports documenting the benefits of boosters The studies confirm fears that the first two shots of the vaccines are less protective against Uber cron than against delta but the research shows that getting a third shot restores most of that protection producing the risk of getting so sick that people need care and emergency rooms and urgent care centers or need to be hospitalized The new research confirms the benefits of boosters from other countries such as Israel Millions of eligible people in the U.S. still haven't gotten boosted in millions more still haven't gotten their first shots rob Stein NPR news President Biden is making plans to visit Japan later this year Reports the president accepted an invitation for prime minister of formula kushida to visit Japan when he hosts emitting of leaders working together to counter Chinese influence in the region President Biden will also meet with the leaders of Australia and India who along with the United States and Japan make up the group known as the quad Biden accepted the invitation during a meeting with the Japanese prime minister The two leaders spoke about their shared interests and a free and open indo Pacific region in addition to addressing concerns about China and North Korea The two leaders discussed the ongoing crisis in Europe and committed to work closely together to deter any Russian aggression against Ukraine The White House said Japan has pledged to work with the United States and allies in taking strong action Should Russia invade Ukraine Franco ordonez and PR news In what amounts to a tit for tat move against China the Biden administration day announced it will suspend 44 China bound flights from the U.S. by four Chinese carriers move coming in response to the Chinese government's move to suspend some U.S. flights over COVID-19 concerns Administration action comes after Chinese authorities suspended 20 United Airlines ten American Airlines of 14 Delta Air Lines flights after some passengers tested positive for COVID Attacks this man was arrested today for threatening to kill government officials in Georgia Texas public radio's Paul flavius the story Chad stark posted an ad on Craigslist last January asking Georgians to kill three government officials for $10,000 The Leander Texas man called the officials quote treasonous and railed against Black Lives Matter local law enforcement courts and antifa He wrote quote if we want our country back we have to exterminate these people It's the first indictment brought by the new election threats task force the indictment redacts the names of the targeted officials Georgia election officials receive numerous death threats after its electors went to president Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election For NPR news I'm Paul flavin San Antonio and Wall Street the Dow was down 450 points This is NPR From W ABE news in Atlanta good afternoon I'm Jim beris her time now 5 O four The number of hospitalized COVID patients statewide remains high but it's not gone up over the past few days The highest percentage is in Georgia's northeast corner where 52% of all patients in hospitals there have COVID in most other regions of the state the COVID patient rate is about one third The state numbers show overall cases for mentor Atlanta continue to go down but the stats do not include all tests The Fulton county board of commissioners has approved a $1.2 million study to propose a new county jail As Christopher allston reports the funding is included in the county's budget which passed this week Fulton share of.

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"paul flavin" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:23 min | 8 months ago

"paul flavin" Discussed on NPR News Now

"The can p complex fire was formed after lightning. Strikes ignited two separate fires which then combined the fire has already burned into a few groves of giant sequoias and firefighters have wrapped some trees in fire resistant aluminum to protect them john. Wallace is the operation section chief for the can be complex fire. he says sa- quiz are adapted to fire. However on a scale like this the fire could burn the center of the trees that would increase the duration of the event dramatically. And it would also once you get fire burning inside the tree that would result in mortality numbers from the national park service. Show that last year. A major fire killed between seven and eleven thousand sequoias at least ten percent of the world's sequoia population for npr news. I'm kate wolf in oakland. A qatari official has tweeted that a fourth chartered flight is carrying civilians out of afghanistan. Vicki barker reports many afghan evacuees have been welcomed in britain since the fall of kabul the taliban hundreds of britain's have offered to host newly-arrived afghan refugees in their homes and charities that support refugee resettlement have been flooded with donations of clothing and household goods. Now the uk's largest refugee befriending scheme has had to close to new applicants from london. After seeing the number of applications they arise from about ten a month to more than fifty in a single day the head of host nation which connects refugees and asylum seekers to locals says they're still recruiting volunteers in other parts of the uk for npr news. I'm vicki barker in london. Australia's defending its decision to scrap a multibillion dollar submarine purchase from france in favor of a new security deal with the us and britain. Prime prime minister scott morrison says france had been told that australia had serious concerns about the initial deal reform. The view that the capability to detect class submarines. We're going to provide was not what a strategy needed to protect and sovereign interests. That's what the issue was about was about protecting australia's sovereign interests and of course it is a matter of great disappointment to to the french government and sinn avowal group in those who are working on the project. The new deal provides australia with nuclear powered submarines built using us and british technology. The french contract was for diesel. Electric subs france has recalled its ambassadors to the two countries. This is npr. The nation's top infectious disease expert. Dr anthony foudy. She says pfizer booster shots should be ready by the end of the week for those sixty five and older and at risk of severe disease. He says he expects three shots to become the regular regimen for the general public. Thao she also says data for third modern shot and second. J. and j. dose is a few weeks away. A surgeon corona virus cases in texas is costing the state serious money. Texas typically reaps about eighty billion dollars a year in direct travel spending but as texas public radio's paul flab reports like many other states business travel and conferences. There are lagging a survey out of the american hotel and lodging association. This week shows. The texas was on track this year to make about sixty percent less than in two thousand nineteen now with the delta variant surge cities like san antonio are losing meetings and conferences over concerns about the disease. Texas state leaders have orchestrated months-long attacks on cities and businesses that have tried to implement prevention measures to slow the disease spread and more than twelve thousand. Cova patients are hospitalized and the state all that means bad news for travel related industries that have struggled to make up for a loss year. I'm paul flavin. San antonio the first all civilian crew to go to space return safely to earth last eating beating after three days in space. The four people aboard a spacex dragon capsule splashdown off the florida coast. I'm barbara klein. Npr news support. This message comes from. Npr sponsor. Dana farber cancer institute who showed.

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"paul flavin" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:37 min | 9 months ago

"paul flavin" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news. I'm shay stevens. The justice department is suing the state of texas over the adoption of a law. That effectively bans all abortions. The statute allows private citizens to sue anyone linked to a woman's attempt to enter pregnancy after six weeks. Us attorney general. Merrick garland says the texas law is unconstitutional. The obvious and expressly acknowledged intention of this statutory scheme is to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights by thwarting judicial review for as long as possible garland says the texas abortion law could become a model that sets new presidents in other areas of law around the country. New data shows the number of intensive care beds at hospitals in texas has dipped to a new low. Texas public radio's paul. Flab has more on how the state is dealing with the kovic search that began in early july. At two hundred and seventy there are now less than one staffed. Icu bed for every one hundred thousand. Texans doctors have warned about tough decisions around. Care coming governor greg. Abbott has continued about a local government and school districts over there prevention efforts thursday abbott attacked president joe biden over new federal rules requiring businesses with more than one hundred employees testing regimen or mandate. Vaccinations calling it an assault on private businesses. Abbott has himself imposed requirements on businesses banning. Them from asking people for proof of vaccination meanwhile the state has been near historic hospitalizations for two weeks. I'm paul flavin. San antonio arizona governor doug ducey says president biden's order for employees at large companies to either get vaccinated or undergo regular cova. Testing is overreaching. Ducey says a response as needed but declined to say what that should be a says. The new rules will lead people to leave their jobs or school in louisiana. The state is delaying fold elections as a result of hurricane ida as npr's debbie elliott reports more than two hundred fifty thousand homes and businesses in southeast louisiana. Were still without electricity. Late thursday louisiana governor john bel edwards says. He signed an executive order postponing follow elections by a month. Edward says the recovery from hurricane ida poses several obstacles to being ready for voting displaced voters and election day personnel as well as extensive power outages and damage to early voting and election day polling places and just the sheer difficulty if not impossibility of meeting. Many of the free election deadlines that are set forth in law now. Louisiana primaries mostly for municipal offices are rescheduled for november thirteenth with the general election on december. Eleventh debbie elliott. Npr news you're listening to npr news. Microsoft is delaying the re entry of its one hundred three thousand employees indefinitely. The tech giant has already postponed. Its planned return to the workplace from september to october. It now says those plans are in flux. because of uncertainty about the pandemic microsoft says workers will be given a thirty day transition period once public health officials indicate when it'll be safe to return the food and drug administration has issued some decisions on which e cigarette products can be sold in the united states but his npr's alison aubrey reports. The agency has postponed a decision on whether products made by the company jewel can remain on the market. The fda has reviewed hundreds of applications from the makers of electronic nicotine products to determine if the benefit for adult users. Who are trying to quit. Cigarettes outweighs the risk to youth. Who can use the products and become addicted so far. The agency has denied more than one hundred thirty applications covering more than nine hundred thousand flavored products including apple crumble dr cola and cinnamon toast cereal flavors which seemed designed to appeal to teenagers. The agency says many of the remaining applications are in the final stages of review ellison aubrey. Npr news washington. A federal judge struck down florida's new anti-riot law as being unconstitutional governor rhonda santa's promoted the statute is a way to prevent violent protests. The lawsuit was filed by the double. Acp florida conference and other groups arguing that the law is intended to prevent dissent among minorities. This is npr news..

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Texas Down to 270 ICU Beds Amid Covid Surge

NPR News Now

00:50 sec | 9 months ago

Texas Down to 270 ICU Beds Amid Covid Surge

"Beds at hospitals in texas has dipped to a new low. Texas public radio's paul. Flab has more on how the state is dealing with the kovic search that began in early july. At two hundred and seventy there are now less than one staffed. Icu bed for every one hundred thousand. Texans doctors have warned about tough decisions around. Care coming governor greg. Abbott has continued about a local government and school districts over there prevention efforts thursday abbott attacked president joe biden over new federal rules requiring businesses with more than one hundred employees testing regimen or mandate. Vaccinations calling it an assault on private businesses. Abbott has himself imposed requirements on businesses banning. Them from asking people for proof of vaccination meanwhile the state has been near historic hospitalizations for two weeks. I'm paul flavin. San antonio

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"paul flavin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:36 min | 9 months ago

"paul flavin" Discussed on KCRW

"From the U. S. Treasury last year after pandemic layoffs saw unemployment claims Spike. Now The bill is coming due for states that underfunded their unemployment systems as Paul flavor of Texas public radio reports. Interest began accruing this week on what are called title 12 advances. Texas has long known it was under funding the system, preferring instead to keep business taxes low and money and owners hands. William Glasgow with the Volcker alliance, a nonprofit focused on government fiscal practices, says with New York going nine billion in California 19 billion. This is a red and blue issue. God, Will you Texas, New York they under fund the fund, so they'll keep money in there for a normal type recession, but because there's no stigma And there's really no penalty involved. That's what they do. Texas owes nearly $7 billion, and officials say it plans on paying $10 million in interest at the end of this month. I'm Paul Flavin, San Antonio Stocks finished mostly mixed on Wall Street today is tech and energy shares fell. The NASDAQ gained 10 points the S and P lost 15. This is NPR. At 5 32. You're listening to KCRW. I'm Matt Gillam what many businesses struggled during the pandemic. Others thrived. Amazon, for example, nearly doubled its annual profit last year to $21 billion. Any labor advocates say the e commerce giant sets unfair production quotas for its warehouse workers proposed bill in the state Legislature is that the Legislature is set to vote on this week could change. Some of that case is Tara Trian has more Amazon's production quotas mean workers, progress is often tracked. Using algorithms investigations have shown, employees are often pressed to work at speeds that are physically demanding and unsustainable. And they potentially face penalties and terminations. If they don't keep up with their quotas, the company has notably high rates of serious injury. The proposed bill would require warehouse employers like Amazon to disclose the productivity quotas they impose on their workers. Any quotas that violate health and safety laws, like preventing employees from taking statement it breaks or using the bathroom at will would be banned. Some business groups opposed the legislation, saying it punishes the industry as a whole and that it would lead to costly litigation. Amazon has not commented on the bill yet, but says their performance targets are based on merit over time. He said his Tara Tree in reporting The last day to vote in the recall election is just one week away, and candidates are making their final pitches to Californians. Governor Gavin Newsom, who is hoping to keep his job was in the mission District in San Francisco this morning to phone bank with Latino voters, he says the time to get out the vote is now for seven days out. This election is today. The election is tomorrow..

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"paul flavin" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:18 min | 9 months ago

"paul flavin" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"I'm <Speech_Male> matt harrop governor <Speech_Male> greg. Abbott has <Speech_Male> signed a new executive <Speech_Male> order. Barring <Speech_Male> local governments <Speech_Male> and school districts <Speech_Male> from forcing <Speech_Male> employees to be vaccinated <Speech_Male> texas. <Speech_Male> Public radio's pau. <Speech_Male> Flab has more <Speech_Male> last week to state <Speech_Male> sued san antonio <Speech_Male> independent school <Speech_Male> district over its vaccine <Speech_Male> mandate <Speech_Male> abbott had banned <Speech_Male> vaccine mandates <Speech_Male> in may the <Speech_Male> order only referred <Speech_Male> to vaccines <Speech_Male> that weren't fully. <Speech_Male> Fda approved <Speech_Male> though the school <Speech_Male> district move forward <Speech_Male> with its mandate earlier <Speech_Male> this week when the <Speech_Male> fda gave full <Speech_Male> approval to the pfizer <Speech_Male> biotech vaccine <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> wednesday. 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"paul flavin" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:33 min | 10 months ago

"paul flavin" Discussed on NPR News Now

"I'm joyal snyder. The state department says the us military has been talking with taliban militants about allowing safe passage the thousands of people trying to get to the airport in kabul for evacuation flights. Npr's michelle kellerman reports. There have been chaotic scenes at taliban checkpoints as foreign nationals and afghans who worked with the us and other nato countries try to escape state department spokesperson that prices the us military is talking to the taliban about that and we have had what i would characterize as productive conversations about The need the imperative of ensuring safe passage. The state department is sending more consular officials to kabul and a key transit countries cutter and kuwait. It's also talking to countries around the world from albania to uganda to find temporary housing for afghan refugees. Michelle kellerman npr news. The state department state berman says it so far. The us has evacuated about seven thousand people from afghanistan and that it expects roughly another six thousand to be flown out soon. Meanwhile president biden expected to speak to the nation on afghanistan later today. He has remained committed to his decision to withdraw troops in the face of sharp criticism officials in san francisco implementing one of the nation's most stringent restrictions on unvaccinated people. The rules go into effect today and they require those he wants to eat. Drink or go to a gym endures. they must show that they are fully vaccinated against cova nineteen and texas legal battles over precautionary measures for cove in nineteen or taking place across the state. The latest court ruling issued thursday texas. Public radio's paul flab thursday evening. The texas supreme court denied cancelling three temporary restraining orders. And travis county that allowed the county to mandate masks at around the same time the texas fourth quarter of appeals upheld an injunction against the governor on behalf of san antonio and bear county over their mask mandate in schools the appeals bars the state from enforcing abbots executive order banning mandates earlier in the day. The ag's office filed a lawsuit against the san antonio independent school district over. It's mandatory vaccination policy for staff and faculty. I'm paul flavin san antonio gulf coast among the trouble spots for covert nineteen in alabama medical workers. They're nearing the breaking point reporter. Mary scott hodgin is with member station w. h. officials say that they likely haven't seen the worst of it yet. The state is still recording thousands of new cases every day which will likely result in more hospitalizations. Alabama's governor and other political leaders remain opposed to mask mandates. Their message is get vaccinated. Alabama has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country health officials. Here say the state delong has enough. Icu bets to care for covert patients. You're listening to npr news. California's biggest electric utilities facing a new round of questions from federal judge about it's linked to a fire that's burned more than one thousand square miles in northern california from member station k. Q. e. d. dan bricky has more in the wake of devastating. Wildfires started by pg and e. power lines in recent years us district judge william also his imposed probation conditions aimed at improving the company's safety performance but the pg and e. sparked fires have continued and the company has disclosed that one of its power lines is under investigation for starting the huge dixie. Fire five weeks ago in the northern sierra nevada. Judge also is now demanding. Pg answered dozens of detailed questions about its role in the blaze. The judge has also ordered the pg any worker who was first on the scene of the fire to appear at a hearing next month for npr news. I'm dan brekke in berkeley dixie. Fire the state's largest currently burning. It's one of more than a dozen. Large wildfires at firefighters are battling in california thousands or on the lines and the dry windy weather is not helping. Scientists say climate change makes wildfires more destructive the remnants of tropical storm. Fred drenching parts of new england today after sparking flooding in north carolina where two people were killed and some twenty others remained missing the northeast getting ready for a separate storm. That is expected to become a hurricane this weekend. For say what is now tropical storm. Anri will be near the northeast coast on sunday monday. The national hurricane center miami warning of dangerous swells heading.

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"paul flavin" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:36 min | 10 months ago

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"I'm dale willman. The state department says are six thousand people cleared for evacuation at the airport in kabul but so far the us has been struggling to step up the pace of evacuations there. Npr's michelle kellerman reports. There have been chaotic scenes at taliban checkpoints as foreign nationals and afghans who worked with the us and other nato countries try to escape state department spokesperson that price as the us military is talking to the taliban about that and we have had what i would characterize as productive conversations about the need the imperative of ensuring safe passage. The state department is sending more consular officials to kabul and a key transit countries cutter in kuwait. It's also talking to countries around the world from albania to uganda to find temporary housing for afghan refugees. Michelle kellerman npr news. The state department twentieth children are now hospitalized in mississippi with cova nineteen. That's the highest number of pediatric patients with the virus. Since the beginning of the pandemic the high rate of covert infections in the state led governor tate reeves on thursday to express frustration over those who won't get vaccinated in the last month. Eighty nine percent of our hospitalizations and eighty seven percent of our deaths have occurred amongst the unvaccinated one of the state's. Us senators has announced that he has tested positive. For covert seventy year old roger wicker had received the vaccination and is showing only mild symptoms legal battles over precautionary measures for covert nineteen or taking place across texas with the latest court ruling issued on thursday. Texas public radio's paul. Flab has more thursday evening the texas supreme court denied cancelling three temporary restraining orders. And travis county that allowed the county to mandate masks at around the same time the texas fourth quarter of appeals upheld an injunction against the governor on behalf of san antonio and bear county over there mask mandate in schools. The appeals decision bars the state from enforcing abbots executive order banning mandates earlier in the day. The office filed a lawsuit against the san antonio independent school district over. It's mandatory vaccination policy for staff and faculty. I'm paul flavin san antonio it's not clear whether a bankruptcy settlement proposed by the boy scouts of america will survive a ruling by stay. The judge approved an eight hundred fifty million dollar fund to compensate men who say they were molested by scout leaders when they were young but the judge rejected two other key provisions of the deal a man who claimed to have a bomb in his truck near the us capitol in washington dc surrendered to law enforcement thursday. After a stand off that lasted for hours. The incident and its location prompted a massive police response in the evacuations of government buildings. Police say they did not find a bob but did find possible bomb making materials. The man's been identified as forty nine year. Old floyd ray roseberry of north carolina. Police say they don't know why he made those bomb threats. You're listening to. Npr news the federal trade commission has refiled. It's blockbuster antitrust lawsuit against facebook that regulators. Trying to bolster its case that the social network acted illegally by crushing competition. Npr shannon bond reports federal judge throughout the ftc's first attempt to sue facebook saying the agency didn't give enough evidence that the company is a monopoly. The new filing gives more details to support that claim. It says the number of people in the us who use facebook and instagram each month and the amount of time they spend on the apps outstrips competitors like snapchat but the ftc says. facebook wasn't able to keep up with innovators in social media especially on smartphones so instead the agency alleges it illegally bought or buried rivals to ensure its own dominance facebook which is among npr's financial supporters says it's reviewing the complaint. It has until october to respond shannon bond. Npr news a high school in south carolina is closed following a shooting in the schools. Parking lot on wednesday three students leaving school for the day were injured but officials say the injuries were not life threatening. Police say a fourteen year old was arrested about an hour after the shooting. A man in michigan will go on trial on terrorism charges. After being accused of threatening the life of a legislator and falsely reporting a bomb in the state capital michael verona's accused of on at least one occasion threatening representative cynthia johnson and her family. He's also charged with calling an operator at the state capitol complex january seventh and warning that everyone should evacuate because the building was going to explode. Police though said they found no bomb. I'm dale willman npr news..

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04:34 min | 10 months ago

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"The death toll continues to rise. In haiti from saturday's powerful earthquake. Npr's jason bobi near the city of loci reports officials. Say at least nine thousand nine hundred forty one people have died and another ten thousand were injured in the quake. The vast majority of the fatalities were in the southwestern most part of hating the tallies of vote deaths and injuries are expected to rise. Search and rescue operations continue in spots where people are still believed to be trapped. The number of injured is also expected to go up as hospitals have been struggling to treat all of the incoming u s coast guard helicopters. Have been ferrying. Some of the most critical patients to port au prince for more sophisticated treatment but others with less severe injuries have been waiting days to be seen medical aid groups and the haitian government say. They're doing the best. They can in extremely difficult conditions including a tropical storm to get all the patients. Jason bobi an npr news in southern haiti. Strong windsor again. Fueling the massive dixie fire burning in northern california keith mizuguchi from member station k. q. De reports many towns are being threatened by the blaze. that's now scorched. More than six hundred thousand acres wins have stoked the fire across parts of lassen county with new evacuation orders in warnings. Issued for the towns of janesville and susan ville. Billy's see with cal. Fire says spot. Fires are expected throughout the day. There are spot fires every ten numbers. They're going across the line or certain twelve new spot fires you need to get on those immediately aggressively. Get him extinguished before they build energy because once they build energy they're going to run away from you and create more havoc. A red flag warning will remain in effect through tuesday for npr news. I'm keith mizuguchi. In san francisco this is requesting mortuary trailers from federal emergency managers. That's as the state grapples with a surge in corona virus cases. Paul flat from texas public radio as more. No hospitals have requested the trailers yet but over the past six weeks. The number of people hospitalized with cova has jumped nearly twelve thousand according to the department of state health services san antonio mayor ron nurnberg said the state hasn't done enough on prevention. The fact is the status planning for more people to die of cove it so much so that they anticipate that local hospitals across state. Or not gonna be able to handle the amount of death that they're going to see. The mobile mortuaries arrive several school. Districts counties and cities have battled texas governor. Greg abbott in court over his ban on government mask mandates. I'm paul flavin. San antonio texas governor abbot meanwhile has tested positive for the corona virus according to his office he is self isolating and receiving treatment with a monoclonal antibody. Public governor has repeatedly sought to block local officials in his state from mandating the use of mass on wall street. The dow fell two hundred and eighty two points. The nasdaq was down. One hundred thirty seven. This is npr at a news conference today. The talibans longtime spokesman said the group will respect women's rights and forgive those who fought them while ensuring afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists. The talibans claims come amid what seems to be something of a publicity blitz after seizing afghanistan. The lightning fast fall from power for the country's leadership coming. The us ended. Its twenty year involvement. There is helping to get people out of the country and has sent back in some military personnel. The taliban meanwhile they're seeking to portray themselves as more moderate for many afghans remain. Skeptical the family of a man killed protests over police shooting last summer and kenosha wisconsin has filed a federal civil lawsuit against local law enforcement. Simone corsage from member station w. reports the suit claims the shooter cowl. Rittenhouse answered a call from police to protect property rittenhouse a teenager from illinois shot three people killing two of them. During protests over the police shooting of jacob blake the family of one of the men who died claimed kenosha officers help facilitate written houses attacks by allowing militia groups to quote patrol the streets of deadly weapons to meet justice as they saw fit the law suit also alleges law enforcement treat a militia members in demonstrators differently based on racial discrimination and retaliation for protests over police. Violence police allowed white militia members to roam the streets but strictly enforced curfews for diverse group of demonstrators for npr news. I'm simone customers. In milwaukee futures fell amid news of surging corona virus cases around the world. Oil down seventy cents a barrel to sixty six fifty nine. I'm jack speer. Npr news in washington..

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01:41 min | 10 months ago

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"This week. This is npr. Npr has reviewed a complaint filed against the legendary singer. Songwriter bob dylan. They complain against dylan has been filed in manhattan supreme court accusing him of drugging and sexually abusing a minor decades ago. A spokesman for dylan denies the claim and has told the new york post dylan will be vigorously defended the. Us agriculture department will permanently raise. The amount people can get from the supplemental nutrition assistance program or snap at program firmly known as food. Stamps feeds forty two million people in the united states. Texas public radio's paul flat reports. The new snap rules announced monday stem from a review ordered by congress in two thousand eighteen to evaluate the true cost of a healthy diet. The so-called thrifty food plan saw the price of a healthy meal rise. Twenty one percent from previous meal plans. Eric cooper with the san antonio foodbank says the boost is necessary citing nielsen data. He says the modest increases still lower than the full daily need still just a supplement. It still means that the budget will probably run out before the end of the month but it won't cover all of their costs but although a lot farther census bureau data indicates the country saw some of the highest recorded levels of food insecurity last year. Nine paul flavin san antonio california utility company pacific gas and electric mourning thousands of customers in sixteen counties that it might have to cut off their electricity to prevent new wildfires from igniting. Pg says wins Expected overnight may force power shut. Offs wins began picking up monday afternoon as firefighters. Battled that huge. Dixie fire drill snyder npr news..

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04:36 min | 10 months ago

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"I'm nora raum. Chaotic evacuation is underway in kabul afghanistan. As people try to get out of the country now the taliban insurgents have taken control the us has evacuated the embassy and taking down the flag. Us troops are bringing out americans as well as afghans would help them during the long war. Npr's greg murray reports. It will take some time for everyone to be safely removed. Military planes are being allowed to come and go the. Us warned the taliban not to attack the airport. Or this airlift operation. And the taliban have indicated they won't and indeed it is in their interest to let the americans and others fly out but this is likely to involve tens of thousands of evacuees and presumably. We'll take a couple of days. Npr's greg myra president biden is at camp david where he's conferring with national security officials on afghanistan. Npr's mara liasson reports. The president and vice president med by video conference with the white house national security team. The president discussed with his military and diplomatic aids. The draw down of civilian personnel in afghanistan and how to evacuate afghan interpreters and others who worked for the us military in a statement. The president said he was sending an additional five thousand us troops to help evacuate us allies and afghan personnel. He also said he's asked the intelligence community to maintain the capability to address future terrorist threats from afghanistan. The taliban have released thousands of prisoners including some al-qaeda fighters and there is concern that al qaeda terrorists may soon once again have a safe haven in afghanistan. The very thing the us went to war to prevent twenty years ago mara liasson npr news officials in haiti say. The death toll from saturday's earthquake has climbed to one thousand two hundred ninety seven. At least fifty seven hundred people were injured. The quake had a magnitude of seven point two and destroyed thousands of buildings. The texas supreme court has struck down temporary restraining orders that empowered to counties to institute mask mandates in schools texas. Public radio's paul. Flav reports san antonio bear county and dallas county sued the governor last week over his executive order banning mask mandates both suits one in lower courts on appeal. A groundswell of defiance from local governments and school districts took place last week as corona virus cases surged hospitalizations increase. An intensive care bed. Numbers shrank across the state. The win for governor. Abbot was expected by legal experts. Who said the emergency stanford he used a suspend laws with clear. According to the advisory announced sunday evening the ruling by the supreme court does not impact upcoming hearings for both counties that could return emergency powers. One is scheduled for monday. My paul flavin san antonio. This is npr news. The biden administration is expected to announce today an increase in the snap program also known as food stamps beginning october average benefits will rise more than twenty five percent above pre pandemic levels. And we'll be in place indefinitely. Some forty two million americans receive the assistance. The buses are rolling and the lawn. Signs are going up across candidate as can as canada as candidates hit the campaign trail for a national election. Dan carpenter chuck reports as he launched the election. Trudeau said for the past year. Government had the backs of canadians as the covert nineteen pandemic hit hard. Now it's up to them to decide who they want to guide the country at a pivotal moment. He talked about his government's record in dealing with the pandemic with the environment and with helping canadians financially during the penick now he says it's canadians to choose how to build back better. After the election call trudeau held a virtual townhall meeting with liberal candidates and finish the day in his home constituency in quebec. The other party leaders took a swipe at trudeau for calling what they described as an unnecessary election for npr news. Dan carpenter in toronto. tropical storm. Warning is in effect for parts of the florida. Panhandle as fred approaches. It regained its tropical storm status yesterday and is now expected to reach the coast as early as this afternoon. Meanwhile tropical storm grace has downgraded to a depression and is approaching earthquake. Battered haiti forecasters say regardless of their storm status. Both fred and grace post threats of heavy rain and floods. I'm nora raum npr news..

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