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03:42 min | 1 d ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"One thing. That's on my mind is the during the summer many of us saw family without worrying too much about it and something has clearly changed and it feels to me. One of the things that has changed is that it feels like the end is now inside. There is a vaccine looming. Is there an argument given that we've got this far not to blow it before we come out the other side not our loved ones at risk so close to the potential finish line. I think that's absolutely true. And i think that that is something that a lot of scientists have said. They've said after all everyone has gone through this year after the sack fighters. Why jeopardize the gains that. We've made for a few days of festivities. There is no point in having a very merry christmas and then burying friends and relations in january and february. I mean terms of things have changed. I mean you. You said about how people got together in the summer well. The office for national statistics wins the survey where they take randomly selected households and they do swap testing from this households so it picks up both symptomatic nascent match confections and allows them to come up with a rough estimate of how prevalent the coronavirus is in the country. And just if you feel you know in early august it was something like one in one thousand nine hundred people in the community in england had the coronavirus whereas the most recent figures put it at one eighty five people so it's much more prevalent now than it was of you catching it. If you're out there in the community is is higher now and that is that is a big change. I think that certainly we do this. One is about vaccines. We really do have fantastic. Hope that things will be very different next year. And i think that we really have to hang onto that hope and use it to kind of spurs through the quite dark winter months and remind ourselves that you spend this christmas time. Haning what you're going to do once the vaccines come. What's it safer to meet with family and friends rather than kind of spending too much time being side about about what we have right now. Nikola thank you very much. New is lucky to be on. That was the guardian science correspondent. Nikole davis and after speaking to her. I am much more cautious about my christmas plums. She's written so many interesting pieces on the science of covert including a recent roundup of what key scientists are saying about christmas. Do read all of that. Guard ian dot com and do listen to her and other colleagues on science weekly podcast. I have to say during this episode. I did realize that the tier system is incredibly confusing. If you want to get a clear explanation also go to the website because we have explainers for each level before we go. I just want to tell you that rachel myself. Axel kukuchi are all hosting a special live event online. Next week on the year for today and focus we're gonna be talking about covert black lives matter the us election and about making the podcast with correspondents across the world. It is on tuesday the eighth of december at seven pm. And you can buy tickets at the guardian dot com forward slash live dash t. i f. please do join us. that's today. This episode was produced by. Rachel humphries and exact bimonthly row sound design was by nicholas alexander. The executive producer says are film may not unequal jackson. I hope you have a lovely weekend. We'll be back on monday..

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

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01:57 min | Last month

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"It's election week. America. Today we meet voters rooting for four more years of Donald Trump and tomorrow a Nikolic's what sort of president. Joe Biden would be. We hear a lot about people who've abandoned trump but I was very interested in talking to those who've stuck with him through these four years. I mean very turbulent for years for the most turbulent presidency in living memory perhaps aside from the last years of Richard Nixon. And we see on the television we see in the news that the trump supporters, the flag-wavers, the gun wave us the aggressive in your face defenders of trump. They may be the most visible supporters, but the certainly not the majority and I was more interested in the in the audrey trump voter why are they sticking with him after four years particularly in areas that may or may not have done particularly well under trump what was the continued appeal? Chris mcgreal is reporter for the Guardian in the US. For. The past few weeks he's been on the road. Beginning in the south he drove through Appalachian coal country then onto Detroit Michigan wants an engine American manufacturing. And up to the northern reaches of Minnesota on the border with Canada. Many of these places came out for trump in two thousand sixteen. And Chris wanted to find out if they would do again. Tomorrow voters across the US, will decide whether Donald trump gets four more years in the White House or if he'll be a one term president. From The Guardian, I'm Rachel Humphries today in folk..

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

01:48 min | 2 months ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Tonight. Nathan Law the Hong Kong activist forced into exile in London. Tell me about your childhood early memories of growing up in Hong Kong. Was Born in may nine China in nineteen, ninety three and I came to Hong Kong with my mother in nine. My parents both Lou Kalos workers. My father was a construction worker in my mother was strict cleaner. Relieving in public stays government, subsidized housing end. Sometimes, my family was relying on government subsidies. So I remember when I was young I. Didn't have the luxury to enjoy much the things that McHugh cheerful. So I guess that's that's my humble background. This is Nathan Law. One of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy activists. This month he's been named one of Time Magazine's most influential people of two, thousand and twenty. He's just twenty seven. Is He is campaigning made him a target for the Chinese government in the summer? He left Hong Kong when Beijing imposed a controversial national security law. He's now in London having left behind friends family and fellow activists who've made the decision to stay. But Nathan's fight for democracy in Hong Kong continues. Being very high profile, overseas dissidents try and. My very best to arouse the attention of the global community to be. To China. I am worrying about my safety on a regular basis. From The Guardian I'm Rachel Humphries today.

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Protests in Belarus as disputed early election results give President Lukashenko an overwhelming victory

Today in Focus

05:44 min | 4 months ago

Protests in Belarus as disputed early election results give President Lukashenko an overwhelming victory

"Doing. To set a companion. Yoshino Colella. Dollar, Mr Casio's. Which is The voice you can hear belongs to Sweat Lonard economics care the main opposition leader in Belarus he until recently was a stay at home mom. But after the arrest of her husband, she decided to enter the political arena. Over the past few months she has brought hope to thousands of people would desperate for change in a country that for twenty six years has been under the authoritarian rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. On Sunday, they took to the streets to despite the election result, which recorded a landslide victory for the president. The protesters were met with a vitamin response from the police. Over the past few days, thousands have been arrested and to have died. To Oscar has now left the country after an apparent threat children. I'm looking he was nearly. On Tuesday, she released this video. In it she looks anxious and her eyes Dart around the room. She says, she knows many will condemn her for leaving and that she wouldn't wish this choice on anyone. PUT She pleads look after yourselves. Roster. Not One life is worth what is happening now? She's PUT, the war. To police who? From The Guardian, I'm Rachel Humphries today in Focus. Could a protest movement in Belarus bring down President Alexander Lukashenko. Honolulu Cova. Your a journalist based in Minsk and on Sunday night, the exit polls Belarus's election were released and they showed president. Alexander Lukashenko, had one eighty percent of the vote people immediately began protesting across the country. Tell me what happened. It was a completely peaceful protest people just. To demand pay a result of this election. Belarus, Rue Stan's though recent protesters do not offer demolished buildings staredown building they just got it and then over staten more ride from these team and they started this I he pulled. Out Whenever rights survived people disappeared and then became again but then more forces came in, they started using rubber bullets and tear gas what can and so many people get injured. Also, know that finished bands at least twice rammed into protesters human rights defenders said at some point that there was one person who died. That's awful. What is it been like for you covering these protests? For me is a they think the red difference suggests like I. Minister of information with blame you if you don't wear your press card but if you wear those finds that then you will be targeted this, it'd be know about journalists targeted Robert Bullets and tear gas just because they were during this. Journalists detained as well and I know about. My colleague editor in chief at Neva he was coming back. There was on his way to his home when he was detained so he was probably surveilled. We don't know what what happens human where he is it actually the same portal for for many people journalists the disappeared be looking for them at detention centers, but also relatives of. Thousands of people, hundreds of people are looking for their brothers. So tyrants who who disappeared during this protest I mean that's incredibly scary hunter and you were journalists reporting on this yourself. Where you worried about what my to you yes. I mean on many levels I'm not at home. Now I'm elsewhere at a safe location which I will probably have to change. The Ron though rules like if new report from a conflict area, you still kind of can understand where you are where you cannot be and here is can detained can be arrested. You can get in anywhere and if you're journalists doesn't help one of the most outrageous impound in of this police brutality. People started gathering farther away from the city centre immune. I was also there and it was redefined away. They can. No protests could have happened that before it was just the. Protests this stay there for a while they wait completely peaceful nothing. They did nothing they were clapping cars for honking. And all of a sudden riot police came again. So we run away to car and. Then also stunned grenade were deployed and. Ride police started firing people and also cars. So he's Tongres Brennan hit exploded near our car actually have it on video.

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

01:53 min | 4 months ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"They. Didn't and what it means to be young black British. Guardian reporter the Modem began covering the UK's black lives matter protests gene. She was struck by the fact that the young people holding signs chanting and demanding change with the same age. So younger siblings most protesters ranged between the ages of teen to. Actually reflects my brothers age I have four younger brothers there between the ages of thirteen to twenty one. It's an absolute joy grown up. Awesome. In conversations with her oldest brother hi. How are you? Hello. This is a bit wig, isn't it? She started reflecting on the things that said his generation about from heads of made me realize this is your generation I'm trying to figure out. The music they listen to I'm not completely out of it. I know Jay Haas you know I know dem boy pagan. Doctor. What did you just say? Boy, page you hustle. Jimbo Pagan is a song from Jay Haas houses. Are. So it's Oh. Yes and boy pagan the song. She quickly found that to really understand this generation. She might want to interview a few more people. Followed was a massive project, fifty entities with young protesters from across England Scotland and Wales many more engaging political activism for the first? Time. From The Guardian I'm Rachel Humphries today and focus young British a block..

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

01:34 min | 7 months ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Forward today and focus listeners up on date last week we revealed what happened when six today and focused listeners went on virtual blind date. They might not have met in person but there was instant attraction. My first impression was oh good. He's fit serenading. Oh mid off stuff that romantic and delicious figured in hard to see between the pixels of the lack on the virtual cool but it is like a creamy pie but of course with the dates being done over to just froze sometimes couples struggled to connect icon. Actually see me right now. Now a social distancing continues four people have let us eavesdrop on their romantic dinner dates. Will they fall in love through pixelated? Webcam on might these be encounters that happen in isolation and stay in isolation from the Guardian. I'm Rachel Humphries. Today in Focus Blind date takeover Hawk looking for love.

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

02:04 min | 7 months ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Today how Joe Biden Donald Trump campaigning in a US election hit by the corona virus pandemic biggest night of the political year and it was certainly a super Tuesday. Four Joe Biden. No question about that. He wrote a fast breaking wave to score. Primary comeback beyond any that has come before the former vice swept. The south surprising north put himself back on top of this race. Back at the beginning of March life was good for Joe Biden. Despite shaky start he was pulling ahead in the race to become. The Democratic Party's presidential nominee. Knockdown count out left behind. This is your campaign. Meanwhile Donald Trump was also writing high. He'd recently been found not guilty in his impeachment trial and was celebrating huge joke grave in February and unemployment. Almost record low. Our economy is roaring. Jobs are booming. Opportunity is soaring poverty is plummeting. Crime is falling an American stronger today than ever before and then the corona virus pandemic reach the US we begin tonight with a disturbing milestone in this corona virus pandemic the death toll in this country surpassing twenty thousand years of a global economic crisis sent Wall Street on another wild ride today ending. Its worst week since October. Two Thousand Eight. What might have been a breezing. Twenty twenty election campaign fought at rallies and events across America has now become a much more muted. A fat taking place mostly online and Joe Biden's case from his basement from the Guardian. I'm Rachel Humphries. Today InFocus Donald trump versus Joe Biden campaigning in America's pandemic election.

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

02:08 min | 7 months ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"I was on my own on the line actually on Tuesday evening and I had a call from a young woman. Kind of cool She said you know. I've left my house. I can't go back. I've been thrown out of court. The housing options team and. They've said they can't help me. I'm stood outside on the pavement. Wash like do and it's that feeling of. Wow this really nobody else. You can help right now. She's she's gone through the channels that we would advise her to go through. She's done she's supposed to do right. She's called the housing options team. She said that she's homeless and they've not been able to help her so now we're in this position of do we let this woman sleeping outside of no. We're going to try and do everything we can to to get somewhat to stay way managed to move some things around and we managed to find a refuge space for that night if we hadn't we would few star Emergency Fund and we would have caught her her towel. This is Kate. She's a cool handler for solace charity. You support women and children across London domestic abuse and these days. She's finding a job is becoming harder than ever. Since lockdown began calls to help lines the one. Kate works on have gone up. The counting dead women project recorded sixteen killings of women and children in the first three weeks of lockdown where they usually expect around five deaths. Police are also reporting a rise in the numbers being arrested for domestic violence offenses in the courts. It is one of the few crimes still being tried. An everyday across the country magistrates his stories of the violence that continues behind closed doors from the Guardian. I'm Rachel Humphries today in focus protecting victims and prosecuting perpetrators domestic violence.

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

01:45 min | 8 months ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"The today Germany the and the impact of very different approaches to testing for corona virus. The number of people who died in the UK after being diagnosed with Corona viruses past ten thousand the Health Secretary Matt. Hancock said this is a someday for the past week. It is overwhelming to hear the growing number of deaths from corona virus in the UK on Friday that number was nine hundred eighty and unenviable landmark surpassing the deadliest days of both Spain and Italy. It is too soon to try and understand the multitude of reasons for why these numbers are so high but one criticism of the UK's response to the virus that has come up again and again is testing. And why we've done so little of it. In comparison to other countries Germany has been held example by many including our own chief medical officer. Chris Witty for managing to carry hundreds of thousands of tests every week. We all know that Germany ahead in terms of its ability testing for the virus and has a lot to learn from. Now we've been trying to learn the lessons from it but testing is not just about containment and getting chest are back on the front line. It could play a vital role in our country is out of lockdown from the Guardian. I'm Rachel Humphries. Today InFocus why of the UK Germany taken such different approaches to testing Kobe. Nineteen.

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

02:14 min | 10 months ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Two Day inside the trial which has ended with Harvey Weinstein going to prison and corona virus. Should we be panicking yet? I checked my phone and my eyes just saw the word guilty end. The world just stopped. It was the word I wanted to see but it was not the word I expected. So he broke is one of more than one hundred women who've accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault in a New York court on Monday. Weinstein was found guilty on two counts of committing a criminal sex and rape in the third degree for the first time in years I felt lighter and hopeful and proud and this kind of slightly SAJ joy. It's complicated so he wasn't part of the criminal trial. She was following closely from our home in New Zealand. As the verdict came through I thought about Harvey in jail and how awful that must be for him and how his kids must feel and I had to remind myself what dreadfully or for human being. He is and the things that he's done. Weinstein was acquitted of three charges. First degree rate and two counts of predatory sexual assault but for the many women who say they've suffered at his mom's like Zoe. Monday's verdict was a victory. And I am so grateful to that jury for having the compassion and the undestanding to have heard those women and to know that. Even if you're in a consensual relationship and no matter what you do before or after if you say no no means from the Guardian. I'm Rachel Humphries. Today and focus how the Harvey Weinstein trial ended in a guilty verdict..

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"The campaign you really made. Waves by coining the so-called maple I mean arguably Boris Johnson this time around. It's just like kind of updated version. Basically quite robotic like with one soundbite get brexit done but sounding slightly more human cards on the table to resume was very very good to me professionally way. I mean she provided so much material because I do sort of Misa because there was an integrity to her incompetence you did at least imagine Gotcha that she was doing the wrong thing for the right reason but with Boris Johnson. Feels like we're in the sort of political wild west. There is no morality we left in politics just literally anything goes. We'll probably on the verge of having a prime minister who is the least coherent prime minister in living memory if they win John if they win if they win we may wake up to the great dawn of another hung parliament. which personally I would quite like ready? That if a sketch writers especially for sketch Reuters probably pacify the country. Well on that note I will be fair. Well John Thank you okay. Can you give them my book. Plug while your advice. It would just be saying that in the end of the type fair enough decline on fail region in case of a political apocalypse available from all good bookshops. I'm going to get out in the library. And that was John Chris giving himself Alpha plug but seriously our producer. Rachel Humphries really enjoyed reading back all his election. Sketches do go to the GUARDIAN DOT COM to catch up coming up Patrick Butler on a positive and practical way to help the planet this Christmas now every year The Guardian and observer has a charity appeal where we support a cause that reflects our values and those of of our readers and listeners. This year it's all about the climate emergency and our social policy editor. Patrick Butler explains why It's the story of the Guardians being really passionately interested. And you'll have seen our reporting of it. We talked about it on the podcast and so on and it's been a caused that we've thought about as doing charity pay some years now. It's never quite being right. But this year it felt right whether it's burning rainforests or it's melting ice caps or it's Greta Tonsberg and the rise in youth activism we've recognized this is one of the great topics of vh and it seemed a natural fit for charity appeal when we sat down to disciple which charities who can do this hundreds hundreds out there and eventually we decided that what he wants to do with something ran natural climate solution so which has four charities each in their own different ways supports port practical natural solutions to the climate crisis. In this case the common theme is Trees Trees Produce Oxygen they absorb carbon dioxide. They stopped the decline of biodiversity and protect wildlife. They reduce air and noise pollution. They can prevent flooding and trees. Far Some Woodland's a very beautiful.

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

07:31 min | 1 year ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"When I look back on covering Islamic state's over the last five years my overriding memory is is one of darkness one of Football living in fear and the ruins of their towns and cities or or sitting with them personally Martin Chiel reports on the Middle East for the Guardian he followed the rise of Isis as they claimed huge swathes of land in Iraq and Syria for their so called Caliphate he also followed their retreat as a force back out of the air they had held and thousands of fighters were killed or captured the hunt for one man continued the leader of Isis Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi who had inspired an organization responsible for dozens of atrocities across the globe on Saturday that hunt ended Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi is dead Guardian I'm Rachel Humphries Today infocus how the United States up with Abu Bakar Al by daddy Martin. Can you tell us about what happened on Saturday how did events unfold a convoy of helicopters arrived near the town of Borussia in northeastern Syria at a tiny town are they arrived shortly after twelve forty five in the morning as they descended There was ferocious gunfire from a compound was a new newly built house built about eighteen months ago and the house erupted with gunfire we believe that troops descended from the helicopters they storm towards the House and as they did so children came running toward awesome that'd been freed from within this house and there were also people shooting from the windows you according to the US president and also according to people on the ground are we are told that to people within the house detonated suicide belts they were wearing they press forward They were aware that the house had a tunnel network according to US officials they knew where the entrance to the tunnels were they avoided the front door they moved to the side of the House and down to some some points out into a stone yard and they detonated explosives would allowed them access to a tunnel complex we understand that around this time the most wanted man in the World Abaco Baghdad descended through a manhole from the floor of the House himself wearing a suicide vest he was with three of his children he walked to the end of it Donald he crouched there it was a dead end he could go no further a US military robot approached him dog sparked in the distance Soldi code out for him to surrender there was no response for several minutes and then a deafening explosion and we believe that Becker daddy the head of the Islamic state a man who had been hunted for the last six years detonated himself and murdered his three children who he was using his human shields how it's US troops confirm that it was Baghdadi the US have been down this road before we bin Laden with a up almost cowie in Iraq and some other high profile targets set the hit and Syria and they did have with them technicians forensic technicians who were carrying DNA of Baghdadi wisdom the Kurds say that they were able to steal a pair of backer Baghdad is underway Eh a big what paradoxes Oh my God and according to Donald Trump a match was made within fifteen minutes of mcdaddy dying so there was a clear forensic match in the field I do believe that they have their man and that there were some means of visually identifying him afterwards the pitches people may have seen of Abu Bakar by Daddy show mom sat cross-legged wearing a military vest with a weapon by his side it's the he was hey nobody nobody was was a complex man he was born Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim battery in a town north of Baghdad in nineteen seventy one lower middle class childhood he did quite well at school he was trained Aw Islamically developed more culturally and socially conservative than he was and I think he started to show his stripes at university when he committed himself very sensitively to Islamic studies shortly after that it was a a path to radical jihad which was brought on by the US invasion of Iraq a US led operation against Iraq is underway explosions and anti-aircraft fire erupted over by he formed a jihadi group of his own in two thousand and three and four and he was caught by the US military in Volusia in Iraq in February two thousand four at the house friend and he was taken to a US prison camp in the south of the country could Boca which was named after one of the fighters from nine eleven in New York and they're Baghdadi was was put amongst many hundreds of others al-Qaeda suspects many of them were ideologically very committed to the eh Selefija headquarters and Baghdadi set out his stall is someone who would be a future leader how did the time he spent in Cattolica shape him Baghdad he's nine months in Camp Buka were among the most important of his life he was able to his jailers into thinking that he was a reasonable calm man who could betray in disputes in the camp he got a good look at his enemy he spent a lot of time with us. God's when he was released nine months later he took that as a victory they never did know the character of the man that they had so when he was released in two thousand and four the Americans just didn't see him at he had been active in the Sunni insurgency pry and they certainly didn't know what he would go onto become but he rose to prominence and in two thousand ten became runas to Islamic state which were Al Qaeda al Qaeda in Iraq had morphed into this group they had become one of two main protagonists in the tequila bitter and vicious civil war which saw the two main sects of Islam pitched against each other the the Sunnis and the Shias the the Iraqi Sunni.

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Today in Focus

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Once you found the right doctor and told him or her about your pain don't be afraid to take what they give you often it will be an opioid a better kitchen you see oxycontin come onto the market at the end of nine hundred ninety six and it doesn't really take off as drug across the states until about nineteen ninety seven but at that point it's manufacturer Purdue Pharma really starts pushing it some patients may be afraid of taking opioids because received s too strong or addictive but that is far from actual fact that big selling point which was actually subsequently proved to be ally was that they were safer they were less addictive than other less strong opioids on the market Christmas grill has been following the OPIOID epidemic in America for years and it is a crisis that affects every state in the country his journey has taken him from rural towns to the corridors of Washington DC off the Centers for disease control has a map of where opium overdoses I started to happen and it begins the Little Red Dot in southern West Virginia the little red dots it's over a ton he part of the state could Mingo County and just a matter of years this rural area became the opioid capital of the US affecting the lives of thousands of people now state site West Virginia a taking large drug companies to court over their role in America's opioid crisis which is claimed hundred thousand lives from the Guardian. I'm Rachel Humphries today in focus who is to blame for America's OPIOID epidemic in a few years ago I met Willis Duncan in his home is a wooden cabin in Mingo county it's been an electrician on the minds of many many years that basically been his career he's quite frank about the fact that he had used marijuana and other a very low level drugs the pain relief that was common on the minds in the eighty s and ninety s because new as he said you're down in the minds election you're on unease in water is absolutely backbreaking work and then he has an an accident and he a ghost the wellness clinic and he gets prescribed oxycontin because got cracked ribs and that's Wehrley when his problem stopped he says that he very very quickly became addicted to those couple of years after his his wife Debbie she has a hysterectomy and she used prescribed very high dosage opioids well within a short while they're both using them in the medicine cabinet in their bathroom is full of these pills Debbie declined much faster Willis describe say he'd come home sometimes she was so addicted to these drugs that he'd find her stopped dead in the middle of the room like Oh bolt Ben Tova unable to move and then his son Brian who also works in the mind starts using them and he's not entirely sure about how Brian got into them he thinks it's because they were being passed around on the minds just as a safer kind of routine pain relief but Brian before long is are getting prescriptions from the wellness clinics but these three members of this family and of course y'all by this point using so many drugs that not only getting them from the wellness clinic there also having to get them on the black market the tragedy is that in time both Debbie and Brian Overdose and die on Willis's left alone and even then he says he couldn't get off he'd lost both of them and he still couldn't get himself off the drugs and in the end it was simply he could no longer did he was spending a thousand dollars more month to buy opioids if he'd gone out as he says and just started using heroin dealers have been selling irwin that will be one thing he would say himself I've only got myself to blame I took myself down that path but he thinks that he was actually coined that cool drugs Salas doctors came in and never told him the real dangers of these drugs and that he was dragged into something that you know down a path he would goal of his own free will.

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Today in Focus

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Nancy Pelosi had teased announcement in the morning and it felt like we were moving towards impeachments. The actions taken to date by the president has seriously violated the Constitution the the circulation concluded with Nancy Pelosi's formal announcement to the American people that Congress under her leadership was going to launch formal impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump the therefore today I'm announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment. Inquiry impeachment is such a rarity in in American history. It's only happened four four times three times in modern history I think when you look back whatever happens whether he is ultimately impeached by the House or not I think you'll we'll see that as a moment in history and you could feel the weight of the moment this moment in history came about because of a single phone call between Donald trump and the Ukrainian president flowed as Lansky from Russia. If you're listening to Ukraine takeout Joe Biden for me well Yeah Donald Trump making clear that but he can't win the presidency without foreign interference and doesn't have any interest in trying this could be undoing donald trump but it might have gone unnoticed kissed were it not for the actions of an intelligence official decided to blow the whistle and complained about the call from the Guardian. I'm Rachel Humphries today in focus could this impeach inquiry end Donald Trump's presidency.

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Today in Focus

01:45 min | 1 year ago

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"Hurricane Dorian which is destroyed parts of the Bahamas was one of the worst storms uh-huh history after hit last week Guardian reporter Oliver Lock traveled to the capital. Naso began trying to reach the worst affected islands. Uh access seemed impossible until an unlikely solution presented it so an offer of a lift on a Royal Caribbean cruise as liner could the symphony of the only body with a group of journalists and NGO workers and found himself surrounded by tourists enjoying luxury holidays. Yeah it was a surreal thing to see. I guess you know one minute your sitting in a luxury cruise cruiseliner watching people eat there looks to as the next minute. You're out there looking speaking to people who've lost absolutely everything. The Bahamas is a popular destination is nation for cruise ships. It's golden sandy beaches led to it being described by a NASA astronaut as the most beautiful place from space tonight. A desperate rush in the Bahamas or thousands are stranded on the island of Avocado and Brand Bahama but now a recovery recovery effort is underway at least fifty people have died and thousands still missing with rescue is hunting under rubble for signs of life as as you have managed to survive have lost everything while they're left with is questions about how to rebuild their lives in a world where the woman climate mean storms like this a certain and to get was from the Guardian. I'm Rachel Humphries today. InFocus reporting from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

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Today in Focus

04:37 min | 2 years ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Welcome back. Emmy Jones was simply walking from Westminster tube station to a broadcast interview opposite parliament when this happened on your. He says we need to take. This new atmosphere of hate seriously before it's too late. Creepers? Fascists who I'm familiar with? Did exactly the same thing before Christmas came out nowhere yelling traits. Supporter prick tampon bizarrely. I started filming it because they they always film there things which isn't attempt to create viable material intimidate and show. They've got another scout. So I spent about two and a half minutes ridiculing them as a producer escorted me to mill by. Two. Yes. Go ahead. Actually at the time. Is that firstly are nor intimidated needs to make a bundle clay, but I'm not intimidated. These people thrive off feeling they're intimidating people. I fill these were pitiful. And if not sully disturbed fascists who needed to be made objects of ridicule themselves. That's not to say, obviously, we don't take these seriously. There is a rising far, right? Violent threatened this country, which has already claimed lives. What I know about this dream is that Tommy Robinson's waters. They wear make America. Great again, hats, they are fascists. They regards the left is as traitors, you need to be crushed all want wanna know why And you you like like. on a CB. So when I've had multiple ins myself we have. We have no truck with each other the received his is discussed. Thanks to be. Absolutely. I give to being called a Nazi actually. We see the same group of fact, she's targeted her. This is this is. Country. Somebody who is of a millionaire. She's regarded as by them as a traitor. They see Brexit glorious national revolution, which is being subverted by a a kind of metropolitan and elites. Two and a half years ago. The labor impeach Cox was murdered by Neo Nazi terrorist. More recently, the labor MP Rosie Cooper. There was a threat by a one an attempt by Nazi to Michetti her to death. The police say they have foiled several far-right plots over the last year, and we have a media which spot is on the front pages. And it means of the people in a crush, the saboteurs blue murder describing the leftist terrorists supporters and sympathizers. Clearly, if you have mainstream newspapers describing their opponents as enemies of the people, and traitors, you're going to legitimize in the minds of extremists a sense that these traitors traitors, and they are fair game. As a consequence I'm afraid I'll say this is who gets threats of death and violence every single day of my life. Somebody will be hurt or killed. Clearly, there is a we do look sometimes, I think online abuse and thing. Well, you know, keyboard warriors there. I think what we're seeing outside parliament at the moment shows that isn't just some online phenomenon. The referendum completely transformed disfigured. Politico debate in this country. It's not to sound in chilling or anything. But it's just a matter of time before they act again in a way, which goes beyond yelling in following people in the streets bomb. I might look like a teenager. I'm tougher than I look, and I would never ever let the threat of the far-right change anything. I do or anything. I say is essentially that they've won. The future does not belong to fascism on the fire. Right knowing that is what should give everyone strength when they're facing them. That was in Jones. Today's producers were Elizabeth Casson. I'm all Calia, Rachel Humphries. And India Rakkason sound design was by execute. The executives were filming not and the cold Jackson. See tomorrow.

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Up, should you? Rush out to watch the winning films at the Golden Globes. Now guardian film editor Catherine short on what's really going on at the Golden Globes. I think one should approach watching these set of woods armies with extreme caution. Because essentially, it's massively PL managed stage show, and it's just people campaigning for bigger prize women, we're nurturers. That's what's expected of us. We have our children. We have our husbands for lucky enough and our partners wherever but we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to fill. Dreams any ceremonies really about. What's good film? It's really not about quality. It's really about something else now, and that's a bit sad, but they can work as great entertainment in their own rights. They can work to occasionally surface films that people might not go and see light. Now, like something favorite, which is really during people in. And if it weren't for these incredible speeches that live Komen is giving probably wouldn't how much news to me. I can't think of it. And because I. I think the PR campaign means that it is very very difficult now for smaller films to get not just the claim with exposure and go on to win big prizes is just very very difficult. Roy Moore would seem to be an exception to that. Nothing else is getting a look looking. The thing one has to remember about the Golden Globes is that voted for by a very small group of people his taste is quite questionable. Ninety international entertainment journalists who haven't necessarily done incredible work themselves. You happen to live in LA whose identities strange mysterious and who have a history of being corrupted by heavy gift-giving from the studios, which has been sort of clampdown down on. Now, it's it's a pretty dodgy setup. Whereas the baptism voted for by around five thousand fairly sort of trusted members of industry and the Oscars by about seven thousand similar, and these people sort of caught overtaken to certain level of respectability in craft. There's a wider spread of them and they have achieved success in their field, which suggests they have a higher level of discretion. However, they also part of an industry and say they are interested in furthering the industry in which they work that may mean freezing out people with him. They've worked they didn't like that may mean freezing people whom they've worked who they don't think will employ them pleasant it. It means the come with baggage isn't entirely partial environment. And watching work do attended by very glamorous people. Who may or may not say interesting things is fun. But it's that is not an indicator of a good film. That's it for today. They separate was produced by Rachel Humphries. And India Rakkason sound design was by execute the executives with film may not a Nicole Jackson. See tomorrow.

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"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"rachel humphries" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Somebody. Sorry. We have actually iron claw people feel quite sorry for Theresa May kiss. It's really hard to get three Brexit. I was just talking to a civil servants he's been really involved in this. And I was like what's the master plan? Surely, surely, there's a master plan, and they will no name. This is the master plan. What you mean is the master plan? And they said, well, funnily enough people warned that negotiating Brexit was gonna be hard. And here we are shit say the final swear on a pucker. Yeah. We'll that it now. So yeah, my rushed across London with our producer, Rachel Humphries to the houses of parliament. Okay. It's just coming up twelve o'clock day, and we're hurtling through the streets central London down to Westminster Theresa May's on her feet. She's getting attacked Donald sides by minister, right? This moment Inishke ping covering this for a long time. What's going through your mind right now? I'm this feels like it could collapse the government. I mean, how long is she going to last? And if she does get through this, which looks very very difficult. What then I mean, how can Theresa May continue majority is completely shattered. I mean, I'm obsessively on Twitter this morning. You can see at the moment. She's just stood up in parliament and Jacob REEs, Mark. He's one of our own backbenches, basically said to her face. I'm going to send in a letter that's going to call for your resignation as my Royal move. Friends says what my right on dollars there longer match. Should I not right to my right over friend, the member autism and sale west?.

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