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"robin young" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

06:08 min | 8 months ago

"robin young" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"From NPR and WBUR I'm Robin young in Boston I'm Scott Tong in Washington D.C. it's here and now We're headed into the last week of the cup 26 sum at the international climate conference in Glasgow And by now you might have seen these phrases thrown around Net zero the year 2050 1.5°C 2°C carbon budget Let's translate What does this all really mean and how do we get to where we're trying to go Let's break this down with Justin whirlwind He's a climate correspondent for Time Magazine and he joins us from Glasgow Justin welcome to here and now Thanks so much for having me Great to have you and we're going to talk about the very basics here So one of those is the concept of net zero carbon emissions What's that mean Yeah net zero emissions is the idea that we basically would bring emissions you know carbon dioxide methane emissions down to essentially close to zero and then the idea of net zero is to say that anything that we continue to emit will have some sort of offset or capture that will keep it at net zero so that effectively we're at zero even if it's not you know truly zero Does that mean under that concept there's still a possibility of say burning fossil fuels and having some of those fossil fuel emissions so long as they're somehow negated out in the math in a one way or the other Right That's exactly right So the idea with net zero is that you know even if we're still burning some fossil fuels there's a way to do the math such that it hits net zero and that could mean something like sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere that could mean something like planting trees But I think in most reasonable analyses of how we get to net zero show that we basically have to get pretty close to zero with fossil fuel emissions And of course this is an area where there's some controversy where you might have some countries or companies that say we're going to be net zero and then you look at the numbers and they say well we're going to plant a forest the size of the Amazon Net zero can mean that but I think in the most practical reasonable analysis it has to basically mean fossil fuels close to zero And then there's the question of the when the timing here there's so much conversation of the planet the world getting to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 What's the importance of 2050 Yeah 2050 I mean if you extrapolate from this net zero language and then look at it as a temperature target and look at the temperature target of 1.5° which is the level of warming that scientists say is likely to lead to some of the worst impacts of climate change the possibility of tipping points Arctic ice sheet collapse et cetera that would really trigger dramatic consequences for the planet So if you extrapolate that temperature target 1.5°C and then you make it into a emissions target you get to net zero by 2050 because it's all about trying to keep temperature rise into that zone that helps us survive and prevents civilizational collapse All right let's talk about the timing here There is a ten year window to cut emissions and curb the worst consequences That's from a UN backed report earlier this year But then there's also this idea of a carbon budget We just saw there's a new report on the carbon budget How does that fit into this 1.5 net zero picture your painting for us Yeah so the carbon budget is another way to do the math and basically with the carbon budget approach you're thinking about we have so much that we can have met that will keep us from whatever temperature target you're talking about whether that be 1.5 or 2° And so there's just this concrete budget that we have in terms of emissions before we hit one of those markers And so if you think about the 1.5 mark we essentially have in 2020 around 400 gigatons left and at the rate we were going We would hit that and about 8 years So it really maps well into this 20 30 timeline But it's a different way of sort of parsing the same thing And I think what's really compelling about is it's just like it's a budget You take out from it and that's it So how to get to this net zero by 2050 and as you're describing keep the temperature rise within one and a half degrees Celsius The international energy agency has put out this road map for how to get there It looks pretty easy for the rest of us to understand what are the main kind of pieces in this road map Yeah so this road map from the IEA was a really comprehensive look I think more than 400 different metrics and things that we could look at It's really an economy wide all governments change right This is something that requires systemic change and not just one thing here or there But there are a few points that are worth mentioning I mean the big headline out of that report was no more need for investment in new fossil fuel resources So we don't need to start exploring for new oil and gas And then there are all sorts of other smaller piecemeal things like personal choices that often get a lot of attention that could account for 4% of the total need for emissions reductions if we walk to work instead of taking a car for example And so really you can go from everything from these really huge changes like moving away from oil and gas to these really small things about personal choices and they're all incorporated into that net zero report Does the report go into the timing if we need to go fully off of coal oil natural gas How quickly So the big thing is we need to just about have emissions that by 2030 This is a gargantuan task but it isn't net zero immediately It does give some sort of a runway But obviously you know it's 2021 almost 2022 the runway is getting shorter and shorter Yeah Now of course if we phase out certain kinds of energy we need new kinds of zero emissions energy to fill that gap Where are we According to the IEA in that as.

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"robin young" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

06:08 min | 10 months ago

"robin young" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"I'm Robin Young. And I'm Tanya Mosley. This is here and now so much has changed in the 20 years since the 9 11 terrorist attacks and policing is one of them for one. Police have more military equipment now. Case in point. Chicago Heights, Illinois recently abolished its park Police force and discovered the department had access to M 16 rifles and disbelief, The mayor of the suburban town said. I don't see any reason why a part time Park district officer would need that type of Arsenal. Washington Post opinion columnist Radley BALCO has been examining policing over the last 20 years. He's the author of Rise of The Warrior Cop and recently updated version of His book is available, which examines policing through the January six Capitol Hill Riot and Radley joins us now Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. Yes. Thank you for being here. Park Police with M Sixteens and residents say they weren't told about. This is that unusual? No, it's not unusual. Um this kind of predate September, 11th goes back to kind of the Reagan era drug war. But we have seen militarization of police departments across the country, including and, you know, pretty small towns. One program gives them surplus military equipment from the Pentagon. And that started sort of informally during the Reagan administration, and then formally through a law Congress passed in the nineties. But it was really September 11th in the Department of Homeland Security. That really kind of ramped up the the effort to militarize the police. And what are some of the ways that we saw that ramp up of police militarization after 9 11. One of the chief ways we've seen it is through DHS grants. These anti terror grants the police departments across the country to buy new military grade equipment. These grants really dwarf even the Pentagon surplus program because they go to purchase new equipment. New gear instead of giving police departments, um, surplus gear that's been sitting in a warehouse somewhere. Have created a cottage industry of companies that now exist to cash. These DHS checks in exchange for armored personnel carriers. Armored trucks. Uh, no, um Ballistics gear and all of that. There hasn't been a lot of scrutiny about whether the places that we're receiving this equipment are actual terror threats. So you see them going to places like Fonda lack Wisconsin and a little cities in Idaho, Ohio and in towns in the suburbs. We understand that we saw this increase in gear. Was it also mindset as well. Has that shifted or changed the idea of the purpose of police and cities and towns throughout the country with this military equipment? Yeah. So I think these two things go together, though A lot of this gear was supposed to be used to prevent terror attacks. Once these police departments get it, they tend to use it for more mundane kind of everyday policing. And you know, when you take a police officer, and you dress him or her like a soldier, you train him like a soldier. You are men like a soldier, and then you tell him he's fighting a war, whether it's a war on drugs or crime or terror. That police officers going to start to see himself like a soldier. At least some of them are and that's not really a mentality that we want in domestic policing. This conversation came up for us during the social justice protests where we saw flash bang grenades to stun protesters and sometimes helicopters for crowd control that's been happening for for decades. Beyond those types of things. What are the costs? Not only financially, but What this type of outfitting says to communities and relationships with communities and police. Yeah, well, I think I think it makes communities distrustful of police. So you see it. You're not just in police brutality or police shootings that could have been prevented. You see it also in a breakdown in kind of trust between police and the communities where these types of tactics and gear are used. And so, you know, we see things like really low homicide clearance rates because when you don't have the the trust and cooperation of the community when they fear the police more than they fear the criminals like you know, it becomes more difficult to solve crimes. You referenced the footprints of this long before 9 11 in 1997. The Clinton administration implemented the 10 33 program, which you referenced, which was the surplus program and that operates and all but one state. It has been a political football since 9 11 with President Obama, restricting it, and President Trump then rescinding those restrictions. What's the status of it now? So it is back. President Trump removed the restrictions that the Obama administration had instituted. And I will say I mean the Obama administration, I think, deserves credit for being the first administration really, ever to at least acknowledge that militarization of police is a problem. But the the restrictions that the Obama administration put on the 10 33 program this Pentagon surplus program where Really mostly symbolic a lot, but by the time that those restrictions were put on after Ferguson Lot of police departments had already moved to other ways of getting this kind of gear. 20 years after 9 11. We're really at a point where we're doing. Pretty deep reflection of who we are as Americans what changes we've seen over the last 20 years. Is there any indication that the militarization of police has overall increased public safety? I don't think so. I mean it's it's that's a really difficult thing to measure. There have been some studies that have tried to quantify that and they come to come down all over the place. You know, crime went down dramatically, and for most of the last 20 years, it did go up pretty significantly last year, But that was after about a 20 year decline. Of course..

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"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Robin Young and I'm Tanya mostly, And on this inauguration day, it's here now. Joseph Robinette Biden Junior do solemnly swear that I will faithfully exit President Biden was sworn in today as the 46, president of the United States with a call for unity, and he addressed those who did not support him. While those who did not support us let me say this. Here me out as we move forward. Take your measure Me and my heart. If you still disagree, so being that's democracy. That's America. The right to dissent peaceably when the guard rails of our republic is perhaps this nation's greatest strength. You hear me? Clearly? This agreement must not lead to this union. I pledge this to you. I will be a president for all Americans. Oh, American Vice President elect Kamila Harris was sworn in as the first woman and first Black and South Asian American vice president. This is two weeks to the day after an insurrection by mostly white pro trump extremists. And just a day after the country marked 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus, Let's bring in NPR political reporter Juana Summers, who joins us now from Washington Welcome Leather. Wanna? The president called for the ending of the uncivil war. That's in his words that pits red against blue and rule versus urban what stuck up to you most about his speech. Yes. So as a politician, President Biden is someone who has made the challenge of unity of bringing people together. Ah, hallmark of his campaigns, and that was certainly on display here. It was very evident and the words that he very deliberately chose. He saw it in the speech to begin the process of bringing healing and unity to an incredibly fractured nation. I believe he described this as a historic moment of crisis and challenge. He made clear that Americans are united in the same fight against these swirling crises that the country faces in terms of the corona virus pandemic that has killed so many Americans. The economic challenges that have so acutely felt by so many of us As well as the ills of racism and racial unrest that we have seen play out that this country has been reckoning with for some time but very powerful Lee this year. He clearly wants to be someone who is a president, he said. For all Americans And you mentioned the economy. He started with the economic fall out from the pandemic. Let's listen. Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed. Cry for racial justice. Some 400 years in the making moves us..

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"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Robin Young is here and now tucked away in the Corona virus relief bill among the much needed unemployment relief and the one time $600 checks for Americans. Is a new deduction for corporate meal expenses. Now there's a 19 fifties madman cocktail culture term for these business meals. It's the three martini lunch and they were 50% deductible. Now it's 100%, a tax break championed by President Trump is a way to help restaurants in the pandemic. Just one of dozens of tax breaks sprinkled through the more than 5000 pages of this bill. Robin Farzad, host of public radio's full disclosure has read them all wealth. Maybe most him, Robin, Start with this tax break for the three martini lunch 100% deductible. Why That sweetens the pot. I mean, corporations are now look at this. It hasn't been 100% deductible since I believe the 19 eighties. I mean, Gordon Gekko was doing it. President Trump came out. For it In the spring, he remarked, They'll send their executives. They'll send people there and they get a deduction. That is something that will really bring life back to the restaurants. I think make them harder than before. Well, and Democrats did not want this, but they gave it up for something else, or they took it for something else. What did they get? Well, Democrats traded it for relief on the earned income tax credit an additional child tax credit s O that will prevent the tax code from punishing people who weren't able to Hit a certain threshold of income this year. So both credits are kind of a backdoor way of getting extra cash when you could only kind of negotiate for a 600 or $300 payout, otherwise right and what our restaurants saying in response to this idea that you know everybody arguing that it's good for the economy, what restaurants say and what of economists say. Of tax considerations are not the first thing that comes to mind when you're dining out. Clearly Cove it is the biggest damper on you know the full ticketed sit down restaurant experience right now. And if that's what you are chiefly worried about in there far more direct ways to rescue and backstop restaurants, which we know they're in a depression, So there is some gratitude, no doubt in the National Restaurant Association. It said. That's fresh. Small business funding in the paycheck protection program is going to help their members. But you're also seeing please firm or direct relief. So many of these restaurants are not going to be able to survive the winter and hang on just long enough for a full fledged Host vaccine returned to kind of dining out with desserts and wines and tips and fully staffed restaurants. Right well, the bill also included other tax benefits that will stay in place after the pandemic is over. Can you just give us the laundry list in the minute? We have Yeah, I mean, it's a priority for each party the legal protections for businesses operating during the pandemic. Republicans really had sought that there's direct aid for state and local governments that Democrats and some GOP lawmakers had had pressed to include this kind of some last second pork barreling their provisions for flood control in the Army Corps for Amtrak for mass transit bailouts for Um you know, mass transit operators that are deeply in the red. So Ah, Lot of this is being looked at as a stopgap for president elect biting and whatever he could negotiate with the Senate that is or isn't of the other parties. And, by the way is that three martini lunch deduction shooting up 200%. Is that a permanent tax credit remains to be seen. If that can be clawed back. I think it is going to remain controversial. It is being looked at at face value is something that helps the restaurant industry. But the 50% thing.

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"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And Boston on Robin Young. I'm Tanya. Mostly it's here now coming up. Key Swing states, Pennsylvania and Michigan are still counting ballots in the presidential race will check in on how the county's going still too close to call in Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada Joe Biden, currently leading president Trump in the popular vote and the electoral college vote, But there's still a narrow path to victory for both men to a handful of states. We'll have the latest on this historic election and look at the Battle for control of the Senate. Word appears Republicans are poised to keep their majority in the House of Representatives, where Democrats will rule despite losing some seats. Stay with us here now for live analysis and results. Coming up theme news is first. Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi saying Big results out of Maine. The AP has called the state's second congressional district for President Trump. He picks up one electoral vote after former Vice President Joe Biden received three electoral votes from Maine. In the race to get to 2 70. Biden's leading to 38 2 trumps to 14 in the Senate race. The AP is calling it for Republican incumbents. Susan Collins, her Democratic rivals, Sara Gideon told supporters she had congratulated Collins votes are still being counted in a handful of key states Pennsylvania has counted more than half of the mail in ballots were cast in the general election. NPR's Jeff Brady reports, State officials are asking for patients saying their priority. Is to make sure every vote is counted. Governor Tom Wolfe warned Pennsylvanians for weeks that getting the results from the state's first male in general election was going to be slower than normal. Now he's asking the entire country to be patient. This is a stress test of the ideals upon.

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"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And you are I'm Robin Young. It's here and now the markets are clawing back this morning after the Dow finished down more than 500 points at the close yesterday, Also today, Fed chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are testifying before a House panel about the need for a new Corona virus stimulus package. Spring, and Robert Farzad, host of public radio's full disclosure. Hi, Robin. How are you? I'm good. So yesterday that was not good. The Dow falling by more than 800 points. At its lowest point in the afternoon markets over a little better, the S and P 500 rising for the first time in five days, the Dow climbing back. Is it fair to say, though, that this dive Was because of the lack of the stimulus package that Mnuchin and Powell are testifying about. I mean, it's September October is almost here. So if not for the pandemic raging on an election just a few months away, we get Washington now transfixed on another bruising Supreme Court nomination battle, and that Yes, Robin. That's going to poison the mood for any sort of cooperation to get more fiscal relief done. And today we saw Fed Chairman Powell on the MIC. Noting that the job market is on. Ly regained about half of the 22 million jobs that were lost just in March and April. So we're in a deep hole. So the political convulsion is adding to all of this because they know Nothing much is probably get done. Tech stocks also rebounded slightly after sliding in recent weeks. They've been doing well it earlier in the year. So what's going on there against all odds? I mean this run since the spring if you think about it, the tech heavy NASDAQ has searched from around 6600 to a high of 12,000. And that was in just months in the teeth of the pandemic, so you're bound to see a correction. Now we're closer to 11,000 in the grand scheme of things. It's not the worst thing. Yeah. How about the oil industry? All this uncertainty, oil prices rising over the summer. More cars did return to the road, but we don't know what's ahead. You know what looking over Britain and we're going to talk about that in a second, but You know they're having their second wave and new restrictions. So talk about the oil and street. If I had told you to start the year that Exxon Mobil, the prodigal child of standard oil would have been booted from the Dow Jones industrial average that so many airplanes would have been mothballed that cars are just sitting idle outside as we all work from home. So right now, the fear is that another leg down in the global economy, you're seeing covert infection rates shoot up in many influential top 10 economies That's going to be get Mohr demand destruction, in the parlance of the energy sector. Yeah, but then how does Europe impact all of this? Rising infections There are you know people are really in shock and the markets are as well and then we see the Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the UK announcing new restrictions today, he said they could last up to six months. Eso what's what, in fact is that in nominal terms, the UK is the world's number six economy, So it has outside's cloud, not just on the U. S. But across Europe. And in developing frontier economies across Subsaharan, Africa, so for that size of economy to visit its deepest recession on record after all GDP there fell by 20% in the second quarter, that's goingto worry the world and a full lock down now to end the year. Versus London's import importance to immigration to transcontinental air and rail travel. Yes, that's going to be felt across the global economy. Okay, just a quick lightning round here we've been talking about TIC tac China is announcing it'll blacklist foreign companies that unfairly treat Chinese companies. Just a few seconds. Thoughts on that. Yeah, And so a company like Cisco, which is the nemesis, for always should be worried. Every multi national.

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"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Didn't you love that interview that Robin Young have with long long about his new Goldberg variation. Take I'm just going to run out and get that recording, and it was just like amazing to hear that just have a moment, as Rachel Aaron said in her comment to be sued by having you guys out there. That was just a moment to pause and listen to Bach's music. And here we go again. The Goldberg variations, which has had so many people recorded and and think about it, and add their artistic input and just thinking of Dong long there At that ST Thomas's church and looking at box create. I found it soothing to listen to some of them was a ride. It was just, you know, just amazing. And so those little moments are so wonderful here and they really are part of Fabric of public radio and your membership dollars. Make that possible. So 1 809 378850 give us a call. Your money is going to be match. Dollar for dollar By JAKE Arian OJ Shan's B right now in this quick break before we head back, Tio Hearing now keep the notes positive. That's right support kabaddi right now. $500 dollar for dollar Challenge Grant J. Gary and OJ Shan's being put up the money. If we don't make the challenge by known we have to offer to return that money. Don't let that happen. Make a pledge and the drive pledge online dot org's slash donate right now. Also really nice to hear Scott Shaffer, commenting on Camilla Harris and her Ah, you know, big for the vice presidency there with Joe Biden. You know, Scott Shaffer and Marissa Lagos have been covering a Kamala Harris since 2003 when she was a district attorney here and San Francisco, and so they have a very nice relationship with her. And so it's great to have that little insidetrack part of our political breakdown program, part of the political breakdown program program and part of our politics team here. It could be the radio, which is working year round, you know, to ensure that you have all the information and analysis that you were going to need. To a complete your ballot with confidence, So we hope you apply the level of confidence that they are putting in their work to support them with your contribution at 1 800. 937850 again call and give a shout out to all the work that.

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"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:12 min | 2 years ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"From NPR and WBUR I'm robin young and Jeremy Hobson is here and now for the second time this week the Supreme Court has dealt a major blow to president trump today blocking the administration's attempt to end daca by a five to four majority Chief Justice John Roberts again siding with the court's liberals up holding president Obama's deferred action for childhood arrivals program which stop deportations for about seven hundred thousand immigrants brought into this country illegally as young people before a certain date the trump administration tried to end Dhaka in twenty seventeen but today the court said the move was arbitrary and capricious and then the fact that they did it in the wrong way president trump shot back on Twitter calling the decision horrible and politically charged Dahlia Lithwick who covers courts and the law for slate and hosts the podcast of amicus Dahlia the court ruled that the department of homeland security violated the administrative procedure act when it ordered the end of daca at the request of former Attorney General Jeff sessions that's what I meant when I said they did it wrong could you put that in more elegant language what was the court's reasoning robin I think they did it wrong captures it perfectly actually it essentially means that you can't do shoddy legal work when you rescind daca and that the ruling essentially said that the government the department of homeland security just failed to justify why they're ending the program they didn't take into consideration the effect it would have to rescind daca and Chief Justice Roberts was very clear to say we did not decide whether daca is a sound policy or whether the recision of the sound policy but the agency didn't comply with the hoops they needed to go through to rescind it and therefore the whole thing is unlawful well we're hearing your fellow legal minds say that the court in its decision laid out how to do it the right way so what does this mean for the approximately seven hundred thousand daca recipients is still away for the trump administration to go back at this that's exactly right this was by no means a decision on the merits as I said that the chief did not jump in and say daca is unlawful on its merits it in some sense created a roadmap and said if DHEA S. really wants to do this these are the correct hoops dot your eyes cross your teas and come back and see us when you've done it correctly so it does mean that those seven hundred thousand dreamers are certainly safe from deportation imminently but it doesn't give them the kind of constitutional backstop that says the whole thing could never have been done awfully close to talk about the politics about of this elsewhere you know president trump would probably have to win reelection to have the time to do that but the courts other conservative justices outside of Roberts dissented from the majority what did they say they descended essentially saying that the court doesn't get to decide why an agency does what it does or how it does what it does Clarence Thomas writing for most of the dissenters said the decision to counter man and unlawful agency action is clearly reasonable so long as the agency's determination of illegality is found our review should be at an end in other words not our place to ask how they did it they did it that's the end of the story this is a Chief Justice Roberts sides with the liberal justices here in this five four decision he and justice Gorsuch also joined them in Monday's landmark ruling that granted protections to LGBTQ workers we're hearing don't interpret this as John Roberts has suddenly become a liberal what in your mind is the significance of his ruling says record it has been a fascinating week robin he seems to be the new Anthony Kennedy maybe more Anthony Kennedy then old company Kennedy in so far as he has thrown in with the liberal justices on two of the most consequential cases this term I think we have a bunch more cases coming down at us and we'll see what happens but it is very very clear that he is not the doctrinaire federalist society John Roberts we all believed him to be he is most certainly in play could he be looking also to history and to public opinion I think a little bit and I think it this case to to me sounds in the key of last year's census case where he said look I mean not disagree with your your motives here but don't give me shoddy sloppy lawyering and asked me to cover for you so I think in a little bit of a sense this is an easy case for him because it was just handled so poorly in the trump administration on both this and on the the title seven cases I do think he's a little bit looking to be on the right side of history Dale this liquor podcast amicus thank you thank you rob with the labor department said today that another one point five million people filed for unemployment last week bringing the total to nearly forty six million in the last thirteen weeks we're joined now by former treasury secretary Larry summers welcome back glad to be with you Jeremy well and some people are starting to go back to work as businesses re open the number filing for unemployment is going down although it's still high are you seeing some signs of hope in the numbers you're seeing in the recent jump in retail sales or what's your assessment of what we're in for right now better than I probably would have gas three or four weeks ago but I think it's more that the bounce back we knew we com has come a little faster than we expected then it is that there's a profound change in where we're headed the basic conclusion driving an economic view that we're still going to be substantially short of normal until we get a vaccine I haven't seen anything that causes me to change my mind about that the retail sales number was a particularly striking number Jeremy because in most every respect we've all been saying that this crisis is much worse than the two thousand eight financial crisis but as of now retail sales are only down tweet happened two thirds as much as they work in two thousand and eight so it does represent some calling the return towards at least the normal range of crisis well how much more federal assistance do you think is going to be needed and what should Congress do now Congress should urgently support state and local governments Congress should urgently appropriate at least two percent of all money appropriates for testing and contact tracing Congress should require action the expanded unemployment insurance to.

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"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

10:43 min | 2 years ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"B. U. R. I'm robin young and Jeremy Hobson it's here and now California governor Gavin Newsom has announced a framework for a partial re opening of the country's most populous state it would hinge on expanded testing to see who's been infected more protective gear and regulations on social distancing in everyday life that might mean waiters with masks and disposable menus and Jeremy the mayor of San Francisco supports that plan now in San Francisco just fifteen people have died from the coronavirus far fewer than other major cities and a lot of the credit has gone to mayor London breed mayor breed first declared a state of emergency on February twenty fifth when her city had zero confirmed cases this was the same day that a CDC official announced the possibility of a severe outbreak three declared a state of emergency several bay area counties including San Francisco went to shelter in place before any other areas in mid March and mayor London breed joins us now mayor take respectively in March that very early shelter in place order again a regional order issued by health directors across counties but sounds like part of your success as mayor was listening to federal and local officials it definitely had everything to do with listening to the people who are on the front lines of this pandemic people who understand the science they were instrumental in in my decision we were reducing the number of events with a certain arbitrary number of people which I didn't think would make a big difference but it did I think prepare people for what was inevitable and that is the ultimate shelter in place within the city and in March well some people are crediting you when you banned gatherings of more than a thousand that meant the Golden State Warriors couldn't play that started a domino effect with the NBA at you know shutting down I know you were listening to local health officials who had many of them a history decades ago of the aids outbreak you know people knew what happened when the bath houses weren't close soon enough so you had that pressure for one side but I'm sure from the other side you want to hear from people saying this is going to kill our economy definitely because I I'll tell you in San Francisco Chinatown in particular and businesses that are owned by the people who are of Asian descent they were already feeling the effects of discrimination because of what was happening in Wuhan so they were already struggling and there was definitely a lot of push back from the hotel industry from our businesses from retail but based on what we saw there was no other choice but to prioritize public health over the economy at that time because of what we knew the impact could be if there was a significant outbreak in our city but I I want to caution people that even though it may look like we are flattening the curve the fact is there are still people who are walking around who have the virus if we get too complacent we could see a resurgence that could exceed anything we thought was possible we still have some challenges with our shelters in our congregate living settings that sadly will lead to increasing the numbers that we we already are saying in a way that makes me uncomfortable well and you mentioned the homeless population there's been a math major outbreak at the city's largest homeless shelter I'm sure they've been moved to hotel rooms or yeah be clear about unfortunately the fact that the homeless challenges that we faced before this pandemic have it become increasingly worse those problems of mental illness and substance use disorder they don't just go away because there's a pandemic we are moving people into hotel rooms and we are experiencing a lot of the same challenges with sadly people who suffer from substance use disorder when you have a drug problem there is no way that we are going to be able to hold you hostage in a hotel room it is not as simple as sending out staff people to monitor and manage these situations because those people are scared themselves we have to be able to protect our work force they were asking to put their lives on the line and a lot of people are doing it but there is still a lot of fear this is a pandemic that could impact anybody at any given time and there is no easy solution and we're doing what we can based on making sure we have the capacity to manage and contain the challenge will never have to ask you it's a population that you may have some insights about just a little bit on your own story you were raised by your grandma in a public housing project your own sister died of a drug overdose so you're probably painfully familiar you got a brother in jail you know what do you think you bring to an understanding of human behavior at this time reality I bring reality sadly I have family members who have struggled with addiction and who still struggle I've been frustrated by it for years and what I had to realize is that sadly many of these people who are suffering with this disease they are not necessarily going to use the same kind of logic that you or I would use in making it this in in our own best interests so I'm not going to be able to put everyone in hotel rooms and think that's going to solve the problem because it's not San Francisco mayor London breed just a few seconds here at the end you're speaking to your constituents there what do you want to tell them well first of All I Want to say to the people of San Francisco thank you I am saying the best of people in this city there are a lot of people that are following the social distancing order but also I got a note from a neighbor saying I'm your block captain if you need groceries if you need Aaron's run or if you need somebody to talk too long to shoot me an email on here for you that's alright that's organized a block captain my goodness people are amazing and I appreciate that and when you as a citizen of the city you our region you try to help your neighbors and do what you can it does make a difference and it is very much appreciated we are all in this together and we as a city will get through it and it isn't over a San Francisco mayor London breed thank you thank you very much robin and by the way to clarify it last night San Francisco lawmakers unanimously voted to force the city to lease seven thousand hotel rooms that would house most of the city's homeless in under two weeks the mayor had previously been focusing on housing only high risk homeless people and has leased just two thousand rooms so far well the corona virus pandemic has taken a terrible toll on Italy with more than twenty one thousand deaths but the government there is slowly easing lockdown restrictions joining us now from Rome on Skype is the BBC's mark Lowe and mark some stores are being allowed to re open what are the new guidelines well the shops that can reopen as of this week Jeremy bookshops station restores and baby clothing stores across the country and some businesses including computer manufacturers and paper and called for many factors can also restart but many regional governors across this country are twenty regions and it's too late I have decided that it is too early so for example in lots you know which is the region's when I'm speaking to at the moment roams its capital the the governor of lots as has the data one data he's one of the bookshops he thinks it's too early for that so bookshops have remained closed and in the northern regions was hit by the current virus outbreak all of those shops are remaining closed so it is a bit of a stock gets phased out break nothing about shows you that there is no desire to be premature and that speak louder war reads the anxious yes shopkeepers many shopkeepers want to re open they want to restart their livelihoods but there is also fear about opening too soon and whether that could lead to a second spike in the virus but do people feel that the peak has already been reached of the outbreak there in Italy they do because the numbers are showing that I mean in terms of the infection rates it is now increasing every day by about two percent one or two percent in comparison to your seven eight percent a couple of weeks ago so that shows you that you know the the the the implants are the numbers guy the west is is behind its sweet box even though the peak has been reached to end of it appears on the cover of a stabilizing the decline is very very gradual and Italians on the whole do not want to preempt this by opening things too soon it feels almost like a kind of symbolic rewards for people walk by opening these few limited's sexes of shops rather than a tangible easing restrictions that set it free the government here is fully aware that its knees facing a prolonged economic depression from all of this so at some stage they all gonna have to slowly kind of dip their toe back into normal life mark I want to ask you one more thing because before you came to your current position as a correspondent in Rome you were in Turkey and before that you were in Greece when you look at the case count in these countries Italy is over a hundred and sixty thousand cases Turkey a country that people are very worried about because it's more of a developing country more than sixty five thousand cases grease down around two thousand cases what do you make of that wire these countries experiencing this so differently well in terms of Greece is a variance in comparison Greece what is often much more country eleven million people work compared to sixty million people actually bots it was very quick to implement a complete lockdown and that has proved to be remarkably successful creases got one of the lowest infection rates in Europe and lowest death tolls in terms of Turkey well they were slow to recognize that Turkey was going to be hit and turkeys are very nationalist place and add the text of the official rhetoric was you know we we we we aren't we wash our hands while we take precautions etcetera now that seeing the impact on the on the curve in Turkey is very boring so each country's experiencing their own outbreak in this they will try to learn from each other but I have to say that it's elite you know in terms of the national locked down and now easing.

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05:27 min | 2 years ago

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"From NPR and WBUR Boston I'm talking mostly I'm robin young coming up as Americans are told this could be the saddest weakened a generation's there nine eleven doctors in Pittsburgh say they found a way to prevent more covert nineteen deaths none of us are going to know how effective our vaccines are until we get them into clinical trials also so many have lost or will lose loved ones to come at nineteen how will our ways of dealing with grief have to change I would almost encourage us to think about how we can connect not just your immediate loved ones but to other people who are suffering the same kind of dissonance and in the Middle Ages he survived several plagues and then put him in his place the plague William Shakespeare coming up here now the news is first live from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi saying with Americans possibly facing the toughest week yet New York governor Andrew Cuomo says he's further cracking down on those who violate social distancing rules with the state approaching the peak of coronavirus infections and peers Windsor Johnson reports the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state has surpassed one hundred thirty thousand with more than forty seven hundred deaths under Cuomo says he's extending the state's social distancing guidelines through April twenty ninth and is doubling the fine for anyone who violates the policy two thousand dollars speaking at his daily briefing the governor also said the state's health care system is at maximum capacity people can't work any harder the staff can't working harder and staying at this level is problematic and if we are plateauing is because social distancing is work almost as hospitals are still in dire need of medical supplies including protective masks gloves and ventilators as the state approaches a peak in the number of coronavirus infections Windsor Johnston NPR news Michigan's been watching how New York is handling the outbreak as the midwestern state prepares for the same the state is reporting more than fifteen thousand cases and at least six hundred deaths from covert nineteen doctor today called on the chief deputy director of Michigan's health and Human Services says the choice convention centers getting ready to service backup for area hospitals so we believe at the end of this week will be able to start seeing patients at the TCS center doesn't mean will immediately see a thousand patients but we will have enough staff to start seeing our patients as they were transferred from other hospitals data show the disease appears to be disproportionately affecting African Americans this racial demographic makes up roughly fourteen percent of the state's population with African Americans account for more than a third of coronavirus cases in the state Wisconsin governor Tony Evers has issued an executive order to postpone tomorrow's prime June ninth the GOP controlled legislature had resisted a delay the U. S. supreme court's been asked to weigh in the intergovernmental panel on climate change is giving scientists an additional six weeks to review part of the panel's latest assessment we have an update from NPR's Rebecca Hersher the I. P. C. C. is currently working on its sixth major assessment of climate science the massive report takes hundreds of scientists and years of revisions that usually happen at in person meetings around the world that has all changed because of the pandemic the I. P. C. C. says the group of scientists who were originally supposed to submit their edits on a chapter about the latest physical science will have an extra six weeks to do so because of the pandemic disruptions another group of climate scientists who were supposed to meet in Ecuador in mid April to discuss the chapter on climate change mitigation will instead have a virtual meeting the full assessment is expected in mid twenty twenty two Rebecca Hersher NPR news this is NPR live from KQED news I'm Brian white one of the bay area's largest refineries is cutting back on operations and selling key parts of its infrastructure to deal with the major drop in demand for oil stemming from the corona virus pandemic KQED's Ted Goldberg reports sheltered home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the corona virus have led to a huge drop in travel as a result both the demand for gasoline and gasoline prices are plummeting and that's hitting the bottom line for oil companies including those running the region's refineries PBF energy which recently bought the old shell refinery in Martinez has announced it's selling to hydrogen plants the facility for hundreds of millions of dollars the company is also reducing spending at the Contra Costa county facility state energy officials say California's refineries are taking in and processing less crude oil for gasoline diesel and jet fuel I'm Ted Greenberg KQED news the Palo alto city council is taking its first look at its potential budget short for falls from the corona virus pandemic today although some small businesses in the city's downtown area have shut down and laid off workers technology companies might have an easier time of converting to work from home but city council member listen this says the shelter in place orders can still have a negative effect even if you're used to working at home businesses really flourish more on person to person contact no matter whether you're a tech company or not no function better with human interaction long term a city financial report projects up to a twenty million dollar loss to Palo alto's general fund this.

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03:38 min | 2 years ago

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"Dot com from NPR WBEZ what I'm robin young is here now and today the French find finance minister rather Bruno the mayor said that if president trump imposes tariffs on French products as threatened the E. you will retaliate trump is threatening terrace in response to attacks France is levying on some US tech firms including Google and Amazon and this that comes as both countries air the competing visions for NATO at the NATO meeting this week in London but such as friends earlier this week trump announced new tariffs on some products from Brazil and Argentina and he signaling that he might wait longer for a trade agreement with China to which the markets responded by dropping leave L. she is the MSNBC anchor in economics correspondent high alley I robin and start with friends Tom threatening a one hundred percent tariff on wine and other luxury goods in retaliation for France's new digital tax we got about so France levied a three percent tax on companies that have at least a hundred and forty five million dollars in global revenue who do online sales in France but are not based in France there about thirty companies affected by this and most of them are American tech firms like Google and Facebook there's some Chinese and British and even some French businesses affected but it's it's part of a global push where countries are trying to deal with the fact that tax codes are not written for the internet so what do you do with a company based in a low tax haven or place that they're paying their taxes too but they make a lot of money in your country additional taxes a solution seen by some companies but because most of these big digital companies are American America doesn't tend to like this is interesting because internally within the country there's concern that people are buying things online and taxes on so we have that question here as well but here's president trump really kind of lashing out of these countries many other countries doing this Turkey Italy trump said they could be next in line I'm terrified and one of the rationales for the terrorists were hearing this week is currency manipulation a trump announced those new steel and aluminum tariffs on Argentina and Brazil because he as he said the concurrency manipulators but we know Brazil's also stepped into supply soy beans to China because China stop buying from the US because of the trade war so yes what's going on here so I it's it's hard to call Brazil or Argentina correct currency manipulator spec the United States treasury which does this on official basis doesn't contain either those two countries the the rail of the peso are down because both of those countries economies are very weak Brazil is on the edge of a recession Argenteuil it denies dealing with a bunch of things including fifty percent inflation so that's typically what this is all about the the Brazil's got a free floating currency so if your economy is weak typically you lower your interest rates when you lower interest rates your currency becomes less attractive to other due to other countries now Brazil and Argentina have been selling US dollars to support their in buying their currencies on the open market to support them that's actually the opposite of currency manipulation when you buy dollars and strengthen the US dollar that is currency manipulation against the dollar so Donald trumps ideas about currency manipulation don't make sense but Brazil got most of the soybean orders that used to come from America after the trade deal and so and and we're not even if the trade deal were dropped tomorrow China's help Brazil build some of that infrastructure to supply soybean so they're going to be doing a lot more business with with China so that is part of it is that you pay back there just willing to thirty seconds yeah we think about the trade deal well a lot of people have been doubting whether one's coming president trump could keeps on hitting.

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08:48 min | 2 years ago

"robin young" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"My conversation with robin young she is the founder of robin young and company so let's talk about where the idea came from I mean I know that you had this plethora of experience and branding you knew you wanted to be an entrepreneur but what made you go this is that robin young and co yeah it's so funny because when I first started I didn't have much direction because I had I had worked in all of these different facets right so of course you know me I'm like okay we're gonna be a full service like from the get go we're going to social media and contents or Jim Branning web design the whole gamut right on so the funny part was is that it wasn't until I got more clear on my own brands on that vision and war who was I speaking this year what was really important to me that I started to be successful in my business so I'm sorry I really kind of took a step back after a couple months you know just in the in the you know mouse wheel and not really getting anywhere with it and I took a step back and said what's really important to me and what's the niche that I can carve out for myself that I really love and I really do well on it so I die teams you okay I've worked with so many start ups who you know you have to you have basically graphic designers who expecting you to come to the table with that brand strategy you have strategists to maybe to help you with the strategy part but they don't do design and then you have these major ad agencies are going to charge you you know fifteen grounds for you to get a full suite of designs with the brand strategy so I saw this need for the smaller businesses to find somebody who could not only help them with the strategy part but really connect that to that we'd have to science and and how to take that stretching communicate it in a way that's really a viable and connects to their customers so once I figure that out and I got really clear on that packaging and big in and how it was going to take that business and really make it work for a single one that's when things started to happen yes there were a lot of entrepreneurs get stuck in the beginning is is making money to stay afloat and coming up with the capital to start and grow and in your case you abruptly left your job and you know you are you just swing in and in the beginning so how did you come up with the capital in order to start and grow your business so thankfully I was smart and I I had tried this before and you know it's like years ago I had tried to you when I was when I was a stylist I was trying to make that work and I didn't I had like I'm good I've got you know a couple Hey and that and the bank account like I've got this and that money quickly ran out and all this and I had to start you know what you're saying and all that to make it work this time I was much smarter I had about three months worth of salary saved up and and and you know also my husband was there to kind of support anywhere where we had those twelve months because it is a little bit of fast right but I'm happy to say that I didn't I didn't have to raise new capital I hate you know I really grew on me and now all part of what I like teaching you know my other the other on founders that I work with other start up founders is how to really grow your brand in a lean way to make it makes sense for you yes so can you give us some examples of how you grew and a lean way that maybe are entrepreneurs can adopt for themselves yeah so I'm for starters I and I'm still a team of one but I work with freelancers the nice part about that is I think I think you know employees are kind of race at the beginning and I didn't want to have you you know being in a tough spot and might have to let them go if we had a bad month so I really worked out my pricing in a way and and sort of the way that I work with my freelancers that it not only made sense for me and my company but it really made sense for them so they were still able to do other work and what not but they would team up with me and I would bring the strategy is and that would create a really robust you know offering to my clients but it didn't it didn't force me to have to bring these people on its employees so now I'm in a position where in the future I'm gonna be able to bring in a an in house team but I was really lacking in the beginning and not have to do that in order to make my business and it's really hard to understand what your business model is because some business models required to raise money Tom do not because you can have a cash flow pretty quickly you know some require you to hire you know pretty robust team some do not when you're in more service based on often you don't have to you can you know use freelancers at least in the beginning so really knowing your business model and what it requires is really helpful who and is there anything else you wanted to add about the yeah so the other part of it I think was like I was saying carving out that niche so if I had started saying okay we're gonna do social media content strategy we're gonna do all these he says there would have been no waited to make that work because I was constantly spending time sending out you know an individualized proposals every client and it just wasn't it didn't make sense and it wasn't a scalable model either so I was like you know what that's it this is this is what it is we have two packages we still have just these two packages of strategy and then strategy with design and everybody that comes in does basically the same thing but we're very we're very clear about our pricing like there's that whole transparency we put the pricing on our website were very like open about it and a lot of people come to me and said in our house working for you do you really feel like this is the best way to go about it I'm like listen I I have nothing to hide here like this is we're very competitive with our pricing but like we figured out a way to make it work and it works for our clients so yeah I think a lot of people are scared to do that we are scared on what they're going to miss out on but that's really kind of the wrong way of looking at it because instead you're attracting the right clients that you're going to serve bass and as you alluded to eliminating all the extra work and having to you know do individual proposals and that kind of a thing yeah the back and forth was telling me I was just there's there was no way unless I hired I mean is it just you that aspect there was going to be no way to make that work for me so I knew it was taking a rest but again I think the part of what being a an option or is about you and I want to take that risk yeah so how would you say that you differentiate yourself from the competition yeah so I I think what I was saying about that combination between strategy and design so we're not just coming to you saying okay well what are the characteristics that you want to portray that creates really inconsistent very flat surface level brands we really dive deep ends you want makes you a company and like white what do you do you know what's the bigger vision that you have here and how come we position you are in a unique way from your competition so it's that combination I have really robust smart strategy with really awful beautiful design that I think makes us different what direction you think branding is going when you think the future for ending is yeah I think it's more than shots putting this really great find out like your you know your website which is basically become like your store fronts and it's more than just that now now it's about branded content and I'm really lucky and I I really grew up in the air so I our reading kind of understand it but I think it's about and you know again creating this really really smart I'm really thought full place in which you're building from that connects with your user so branding is no longer about the stuff that you sell it's about the lifestyle it's about an experienced people want something they can rally behind and we as consumers ask ourselves what does buying this state about so we are connecting with brands you know so so as a as a company you now have an obligation to really look at the bigger picture and ask yourself what's my customer experience and what's the lifestyle I'm selling here and because I think that's going to trickle into that cons well thank you so much for sharing your journey in expertise with us really appreciate it thanks so much for him absolutely I'm Alex morally and this is business rockstars trade pro what do you specialize in service or new construction Ferguson knows first hand how much work goes into.

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KQED Radio

03:28 min | 3 years ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"In WBEZ why I'm robin young is here and now after the two mass shootings in el Paso and Dayton some groups like guns down America are calling on Walmart in particular stop selling guns after twenty two people were killed at that hugely popular store in el Paso Walmart is one of the largest sellers of guns and ammunition in the world for more let's bring in our legal she MSNBC anchor in economics correspondent an alley we know that Walmart stop selling assault style rifles and twenty fifteen and then after the shooting in twenty eighteen park in Florida they raise the age of purchase of guns to twenty one some he was a Republican legislators are calling for that now so what is Walmart's selling what Walmart's doesn't sell what show called assault rifles right it's not a technical term but it's been really a gun a long gun that is typically not used for hunting it's automatic or semi automatic it is not like a rifle or shotgun now Walmart does still sell rifles and things for hunting it also still sells guns for what you call self defense guns that you can carry on you so it's just this particular category of gun which tend to be used in most of these mass shootings at Walmart is not selling and also not telling the people under the age of twenty one well how is it doing because some are pointing out the gun sales aren't a high margin business for Walmart down right to the problem is if you were never in the gun selling business this wouldn't be an issue right if your sporting goods store that wasn't Dixon didn't already sell guns and then digs decided not to this wouldn't be an issue the problem is that Walmart sells and so now it's a political position after two thousand fifteen to have said that it wasn't going to do it and that is upset some people with Walmart but fundamentally if you were to make a decision about what to keep in your store because you want to make more money guns aren't selling as fast and guns are not as good a margin as toys and things for instance yeah but it did it so now it becomes maybe not just a business to its decision but an impression during the when they do this and study show Republicans typically like Walmart better than Democrats do but Democrats impression of Walmart has been inching up in the past few years people study this kind of thing yes so if your Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and you're looking at the horizon you've lives I just said you have some report Republican lawmakers for the first time calling for things like expanded background checks raising the age of concealed you have the NRA in a kind of a of an organizational that's right now yes maybe you seize the moment this could be an opportunity look Walmart is not a company that likes to take on something called corporate policy virtue signalling could just they are really big Walmart's he's more Americans than any government agency does that anybody else does in a week that is you know they they try to be as apolitical as possible the reason it's it's more favorite amongst Republicans is largely where these walmarts are right they tend to be in rural areas not in city areas increasingly they're showing up in cities which is why more urban so buyers are seeing Walmart but fundamentally Walmart is never going to be at the front of something if they can avoid being at the front of something that feels political but you're right in so far as rather than saying we're gonna ban all gun sales they're going to start to reduce the floor space that's dedicated to them that might be an opportunity that Walmart has right now and we will see a of an Emmitt MSNBC anchor and correspondent and email Walmart also has to be really.

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01:40 min | 3 years ago

"robin young" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"On the five again, Robin young back to Lincoln heights because they've got little close to yourself five at main street, all the lanes are stopped. They're trying to clear this crash. I was also reading that it might just be in the construction zone. Either way. It's a horrible dry from the one ten if you're trying to head south on the five through the Lincoln heights area. This guy sponsored by injury attorneys superwoman super lawyer dot com just has an update on sixty. Oh, boy, we've got a right to horrible. Here. Components. All we have major problems in industry. Now. Listen up that eastbound, eastbound, sixty at crossroads statistics bought all lanes are blocked. It's going to be that way for a while even westbound now we had a major problem there as well. But now settled down a little bit. But still the two left lanes are blocked now also close in the same areas north six oh five to the sixty now eastbound if you wanted to drive to the closer, you can get off at crossroads and back on again, but e sixty east to ten six fifty seven wide open the westbound ten by the way is only about maybe ten minutes faster and between the fifty seven six zero five long delays injured at an accident. Visit superwoman super lawyer dot com. Jeff, log KFI in the sky Dougherty on the westbound ten right at the six oh five stuck truck. It's in the middle traffic lane. So you're gonna find heavy traffic on the two ten also from the fifty seven see something you can call us the route saving you time. Traffic line is eight eight eight five hundred five thousand three KFI in the sky helps get you there faster. I'm robbing banks. This hour of KFI is brought to you by sunblock, solar and roofing for southern California. Mike trout and Colquhoun hit home runs for the angels against the Toronto. Blue Jays last night on the way to a six two victory and a series sweep halos off today. They begin an eleven game road trip.

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"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

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03:59 min | 3 years ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Robin young. It's here and now in nineteen Ninety-four parents were told that global research showed the best way to prevent the devastation of SIDS sudden infant death syndrome, infants that just don't wake up was to make sure babies slept alone in empty cribs and on their backs. It was called back to sleep and rates of SIDS did plummet, but people think it's gone. It's not and neither are the misunderstandings about it. When couple of Massachusetts stunned with grief at the sudden death of their four month old felt treated like suspects by police probably also trying to figure out what happened. Eric Goodman is a reporter for our partners at stat the health and medicine publication, Eric there were thirty six hundred cases of SIDS twenty seventeen but you found police and medical examiners just didn't have protocols to help these parents, and it took months to find out what happened. Yeah. And I think most cases there are risk factors like sleeping on your belly or co sleeping or soft bedding. But in a number of those cases, there really are a lot of grey areas in terms of the cause. And by the way, what exactly is sits for sudden infant death. The term was first coined in one thousand nine sixty nine in part to reduce stigma, and it's quite unclear because it's defined as a death of an infant in which a postmortem investigation reveals no cause and there's a lot of confusion between SIDS sudden unexpected infant death, which is a larger category and accidental suffocation strangulation in bed as well. As 'cause known, so there's really a lot of confusion as to what to call these deaths. Tell us more about how these people felt it stunning what they went through in their grief. So I spoke with five families. These and all of them talked in depth about feeling a lot of self blame just wondering what had gone wrong. And so even though there wasn't explicit blame from the authorities. They felt a lot of that blame themselves. What should parents of newborns be thinking? Now, it was determined to be a natural death. It was SIDS sudden infant death syndrome and this infant was on his back. And I think that's a really interesting point that you're making because it's true. These are ways that you can reduce your babies likelihood of dying suddenly and unexpectedly but sleep position is a risk factor. But not a cause. And so you can't necessarily make the explicit connection that how you put a baby asleep will necessarily mean one thing or another. But in this case, this was a four month old they determined that it was a natural death. And this couple was able to access. A researcher here Massachusetts who was able to do some research after the infant died and thought there might have been something in the brain that might have indicated epilepsy seizure of some sort. So at least they had that. But many people across the country won't be able to talk to a researcher afterwards. Yes. Many of these families who did work with Dr Richard Goldstein told me they don't know what they would have done without his hypotheses in his research. And we can't draw conclusion about the cause. But they felt at least there was something that they could understand. Well, it seems like the bottom line from your reporting is for parents to know somewhere in the way back of their mind, it sits has not gone away. Eric will link you to his article for stat that here now dot org. Eric, thank you. Thank you so much and you're listening to here now. Under thirteen minutes after takeoff this new Boeing, seven thirty-seven maxi plunged.

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06:18 min | 3 years ago

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"NPR. You are. I'm Robin young. I'm Jeremy Hobson it's here now civilians are being evacuated from the last village in Syria held by ISIS journalists there say vehicles are carrying men women and children out of by goose today. The US back Syrian democratic forces have surrounded the village in of said, they plan to attack the ISIS fighters there, once they know the civilians are gone. Joining us now is here. Now security analyst Jim Walsh us with MIT security studies program. Hi, Jim good to be with you, Jeremy. So if ISIS is defeated in this village does that mean that they've been defeated in Syria. Well, I would say essentially, yes. But in the national security where we don't have good terms for that would describe a situation that's between totally defeated and active rent. And so here's here's a terror group that wants controlled large pieces of Iraq and Syria have lost all of that. Who's foreign fighters have stopped coming. Who are losing the propaganda war in part because they don't have a caliphate anymore. It's hard to sell caliphate. If you don't have a caliphate. So they are back on their heels. Now does that mean there's suddenly going to disappear? No, they'll once this. Final battle is fought presumably some of the fighters will retire. Some will go on to a different way of live. Some will have been killed, and then others will continue, and they will most likely form what would be a smaller, but we full terror group to execute terror attacks in the region, and we'll talk about what kind of capacity that they will have after this. But what about for the US President Trump has talked about withdrawing US troops from Syria. He's backed away from that a little bit. But do you think that if they do defeat them from this village? Yes. And therefore Syria in general. Is it a good idea for the US to draw down? I do think it's a good idea. I was never a fan of going in in the first place. Now, people say, well, ISIS will still be there. Well, you know who else is still there Assad who would love nothing more than to kill lots of ISIS and Russia who would like to kill lots of ISIS in Iran who would like to kill lots of ice. So I don't think there's any lack of a market for people who want to get rid of ISIS. The question. I always wondered about was why are we doing when others would gladly do it. And when it would really not advance any broader strategic objective. What about the capability that ISIS will have to launch attacks even if they don't have a caliphate? Even if they don't have land in the Middle East that they control will they focus more efforts those who are left in trying to attack the west. Well, I certainly think that they'll evolved into more more pure type of terror group that tears a weapon of the weak. They will be in a weakened position. Now the question is will they focused those attacks in the region where they had hoped to build the the caliphate. Or will they like Carter did in its original form go overseas? But we don't know the answer that question. I would think it would be more local in focus. That's where they started out. Plus their capabilities will be diminished. They don't have a lot of experience carrying out sort of complex operations on foreign soils. They get the lone wolf, and this sort of thing, but that's not been there their style. So it's certainly conceivable, but if you're ISIS, you might you might be equally angry or more angry with Russia or Syria than you are with the US. So it when everyone hates you. You know, you have to choose some priorities value, you're going to attack. So I'm not prepared to say they're going to go from being having a caliphate to attacking the US. I think there are a lot of steps in between. One more question. Jim we've been talking about Venezuela. The opposition leader one Guido has been recognized by the US as the president of Venezuela. But nNcholas Maduro the elected president still holds on their he's blocking aid from coming into the country. Are you concerned as you look at all this that the US is pushing too much for regime change in Venezuela. And perhaps not thinking about the consequences of being the country behind that. Well, it's certainly a a messy affair, and I think outsider should be cautious outside the US should always be cautious. When it meddles in the internal affairs of other countries. Now, sometimes you have to do that. If there's a genocide or something happening. You know, they're going to be choices they have to be made. But it's fraught with risk do if we are seeing as the country that pushed out the current leadership, which is auto credit and awful, by the way, if the US is seen as having pushed them out will we be held responsible. Will we be blamed if it goes poorly? Will we have to put people there and spend money on a brand new project the last years and years and years and years and years and years in which at the end, everyone will still be unhappy with us, these are all, you know, it's a it's a it can be a sticky mess, and we should be careful about how we handle it. Interesting. Also that the people who are being most hawkish in the US on Venezuela are some of the same people who were pushing the Iraq war Elliot Abrams. The the envoy to Venezuela right now. John Bolton, obviously. Yes. I mean, these are Neo conservative true believers who believe? In the US should actively use its military power and other forms of coercion to go and remake the world in our own image. And that's how we ended up in Iraq. So I'm sure those voices are very much advocating a muscular response to Madero and the Venezuelan situation. But this thing is a mess. I mean this economy is completely tanking. A lot of things can go wrong here and Madurai still has control the police in the military. So I think we we've recognized the opposition government we should continue to try to support them. But I don't know that we should be banging away in the press every day and making threats. I'm not sure that's a very wise move. That's Jim Walsh here. Now security analyst with MIT security studies program, Jim thanks so much. Thank you. Well to row now, where Catholic church leaders from around the globe or gathering at the Vatican for a first of its kind summit on the sexual abuse of minors by priests. Pope Francis summoned the presidents of the world's bishops conferences after a decade of domino like scandals from the US. Australia Latin America to Europe NPR, Sylvia. Poggioli reports on how much those scandals have devastated the church, reputation speaking to his flock Sunday. Pope Francis, urged prayers for what he calls the meeting on protection of minors..

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"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

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03:40 min | 3 years ago

"robin young" Discussed on KQED Radio

"WVU are I'm Robin young. It's here and now football fans are wondering the landscape unmarred in a post Super Bowl Malays nothing to watch. Hold on the alliance of American football is throwing a lifeline the new league is heading into its second weekend of games. Eight teams, including the Arizona hotshots the Atlanta legends, the San Diego fleet Mike Pence Kaz here. No sports. Analysts host the daily five guests the Justice league dot com. Did you like that image? I like you said that up those are the stakes. Yes. And by the way, I was unhappy during the Super Bowl football fans. Yeah. Well, what do you think of this new league because someone NFL bigwigs apparently were skeptical, but they came away impressed at least according to USA today. Yes. I would say the level of play was described as what you'd get in the second half of a preseason game. But that's not terrible. It's a bunch of guys who are in the NFL for reason. Although some of them probably. Could be and I understand from the NFL's perspective. Why they would like a league like this to exist? Because there's not a lot of great ways to see potentially talented players when you're watching college. They're not playing against great players, and they're not playing, and you know, pro style offenses. So it will be good for them. They shouldn't see this league as a competitor. They should see it as essentially like a quasi farm system or a feeder system that they don't have to pay for. That's great. Necessarily mean, we're at a time when we're talking about even if you love football, there's a recognition kids aren't playing as much because of injuries. I mean is expansion the right way to go. This is the point. And it's why I am conflicted. Why I am literally ambivalent if this were a baseball league or a even even another kind of Hockey League, which exist, and they exist for a reason minor leagues and unaffiliated leagues. It'd be fine. It'd be great, you know, giving fans more of the sport they want with a little bit of a lower temperature lower ticket prices in some different cities. All that's for the good. But as you mentioned football, it's very hard to say that more football on this earth. Or in America is an unalloyed good thing. I will say this though of all the levels of football or ways to convince me that football could be okay, professional informed. Adults getting paid to play football. That is the least bad form of football. Whereas I think southern college football, essentially indentured servitude in the service of football that might be the most bad form of football. And that's right now what the feeder system is. Okay. We got a minute. The af has an app it allows fans to follow games with these visualizations the league founder, Charlie ever, Saul son of dick Ebersol calls calls it Madden versus angry birds. He says that's what it looks like is that gonna push the thing forward. They do have innovations. They will for instance, you can listen in as referees make decisions that's interesting. I bet you that whether this fails or exists as an ongoing enterprise, and maybe the best they can hope for is one day some of their teams get absorbed. But I bet they influence the NFL. I bet at least with the presentation of it. And this happened with the development definitely happened with the XFL to failed leagues that influence the NFL and not the NFL fo- forward in terms of being a more innovative way. To experience the game. The the this new league is going to do that my Pesca here now is sports analysts. You also hosts the daily podcast the gist at slate dot com. Talking about the alliance of American footfall. We'll see if you know if we're talking about it in the future, Mike. Thank.

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Lawmakers tour New Mexico border facilities following 7-year-old girl's death

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01:00 min | 3 years ago

Lawmakers tour New Mexico border facilities following 7-year-old girl's death

"NPR news in Washington. I'm Robin young as Christians around the world

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New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

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05:29 min | 3 years ago

New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

"When the body sees toxic material immune cells kill it, by cancer cells release sneaky, they put the brakes on the immune system, immune checkpoint blockers. Stop that from happening you basically, preventing that brake from engaging. It would it be kind of similar like cancer had kind of has like this invisible cloak that it like kinda hides under. And then you kind of take off that Claudio by think that's a great way to describe it since the cancer is no longer invisible. The immune system can mount an attack. It was a huge breakthrough in the food and drug admin. Ration- approved the first drugs to do this in two thousand eleven the science behind the miracle. Drug was developed back in the nineties by a guy named max krummel in a lab at UC Berkeley, I was very frustrated graduate student for few years trying to develop an antibody that would do something after many long nights krummel noticed. His antibody was influencing the behavior of immune cells. You can drive a car you can exceleron them or you can break them. And then it was really like playtime. He started injecting the antibodies into sick mice and essentially in the various first set of experience my antibodies caused tumors to shrink now fast forward a couple of decades to Ashley Walton story her doctors hope the technology developed in crumbles lab could be the key to killing her cancer. But the treatment was haring when Ashley started receiving immunotherapy the ninety minute drips or followed by a slew of side effects. I started getting really high fevers, I got a few skin rashes gastritis. Still her tumors were shrinking then after six months, new lesions cropped up Ashley's abdomen. So we're doctors added a second immunotherapy drug to the mix. And fortunately, she had a lot of the drugs possible side effects. Yeah. I just generally felt like the life was being sucked out of me. So you go into a really dark place for several years actually hitchhiked from drug to drug just to stay alive. There are so many advancements being made in the field of immunotherapy that even if it doesn't cure. You. It gets you to the next big thing that wild ride paid off. She hasn't had an infusion in the last ten months, so technically in remission. Yes. That's. Stories like Ashley is are really exciting to on colleges. Dr Leonard Lipton. Feld is the chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. So imagine when we've gone from the time when we had nothing to offer to today, and they're talking about cure for some patients with advanced melanoma, scientists and big pharma are really hopeful about the future. There's about a thousand current trials to develop new therapy drugs to help more people fight different kinds of cancer about thirty to forty percent of patients still do not respond to immunotherapy remember worth the beginning of the stern. We're not at the end. We still have a long way to go. We're gonna have ups, and we're going to have Down's back in the exam room. Ashley and her mom receives the prising news at our latest checkup with Dr Dowd. So what do you think about pregnancy are trying to start a family? So I think it's time to get pregnant actually. Ashley crosses her fingers and smiles for here and now unless they McLaren. Good news here now is production of NPR and WVU aren't association with the BBC World Service. I'm Robin young. I'm Jeremy Hobson. This is here now.

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At 5 years old, Prince George named one of Britain's best dressed

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02:30 min | 4 years ago

At 5 years old, Prince George named one of Britain's best dressed

"Drama Rama no because I feel like. We could write a song no He went to, work Is one I'm going to. Have. Danny find it okay so here is this is. A little Hollywood speak Korea yesterday prince George has been. Named one of Britain's, best, dress at, five, years old so here's. The, knee socks and the Peter Pan he looks like Christopher Robin young Christopher Robin, Winnie the. Pooh books yes with, Peter Pan collars. Piping. On the edge of his always a little Br. British. Boys they don't wear pants so they're seven right Timeless Anyway of, course Tatler a British magazine is going Prince One of the best. Jazz it's one way to get us talking. About. Absolutely. Okay Shahs, of sunset res Raza Farrahan, he had this, sustain an interview he gave page six his feelings about body. Here and he said I like it a little more seventies in the, downtown area my advice is. Let hair exists for God wanted hair to. Be. Hallelujah A Louis a- Likes to have the seventy s fluff Yeah The show is coming back and what a great way to get people to talk about. It About your care right he's got a golden fused haircare line you. Know, and I quit watching the size shahs of. Sunset because you have other shows to watch basically it was a? Reality, show doer dice? Situation and how. Could you watch every franchise of the housewives. 'em at well you know, what I like this I'm. Fascinated with a Persian, rich Persian people it's. Kind of like crazy rich Asians for that reason and the first season I really liked it but then there were a couple story. Lines. That I. Just. And people specifically. People I couldn't stand and so I, didn't go back right all right yeah and that's why but now now that I know this I feel like This is I'm. Gonna. Put it. Back. DVR just to. Seize the pubic hair care just check, in with them Persians all right. Fine hurried fine okay Jennifer Lopez has she never imagined winning the MTV video vanguard. Award.

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How years of privacy controversies finally caught up with Facebook

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03:59 min | 4 years ago

How years of privacy controversies finally caught up with Facebook

"From NPR and WBZ. I'm Robin young. I'm Jeremy Hobson. It's here and now shares in Facebook, took a nosedive this morning dropping nineteen percent because of an earnings report after the market closed yesterday that is troubling many investors. Here's the headline the number of daily users of Facebook in the US and Canada is no longer growing. Facebook is also now losing daily users in Europe. Callum borders is senior innovation reporter at you. Are he joins us in the studio high-cal glad to be with you. And we should say that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described this as a solid quarter revenue is still up by more than forty percent compared to this time last year. But what is happening is this all about the privacy issues and people dropping out of Facebook as a result? It's part of it. You mentioned the number of users leveling off or even dipping in in some areas. But I think part of what we're seeing actually may be the reverse, which is that investors could be worried that Facebook is so focused on a dressing user's privacy, concerns that the business is going to suffer as a result. I'm reminded of what sucker Berg said during his Senate testimony back in April, he said, I've directed our teams to invest so much insecurity that it will significantly impact our profitability going forward. And then on the on the earnings call yesterday, he said, we're beginning to see just that this quarter will and tell us about the earnings call because Berg was pretty positive in that call, but then the chief financial officer, Dave Wehner got on. What did he do that caused some alarm? So Wehner said, our total revenue growth will continue to decelerate in the second half of two thousand eighteen. It's that continue were that I think really has investors alarmed. In other words, he was signaling. This wasn't just a bad quarter and it's behind us now and we can move on. He was saying, things are going to maybe get worse before they get better and they lost a huge amount of money, a huge amount of market capitalization in the drop. Just today. Facebook, of course, is grappling with the number of controversies how the platform was used for fake news in the two thousand sixteen election, how the firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data from. Users, and then now the company's policy not to remove offensive content. I wanna listen to Mark Zuckerberg here speaking last week with Recode defending that policy with an example Renzo I'm Jewish and there's a set of people who deny that the holocaust, right. I find that deeply offensive, but the end of the day, I don't believe that our platform should take that down because I think that there are things that different people get wrong either. I don't think that they're intentionally getting a wrong that he has since clarified that statement, but does the company need to do more now to stop the bleeding? I think we'll probably get our answer between now and November. Six, which of course is the date of the midterm election. I think that if in that period we're seeing a lot of headlines about how Facebook continues to be a platform where Russia and other bad actors can spread disinformation. That's going to continue to damage Facebook's reputation. If on the other hand, they get credit. For seeming to clean up the platform and get rid of all that fake news. Then perhaps they can begin to restore confidence of their users and investors. We should say, just for context that Facebook's profits are still up by more than thirty percent compared to last year. And today's drops have brought the value of the stock price basically where it was in, may they've lost all the gains that they've made in the last couple of months. Yeah, this may just be sort of what they would call a market correction, right? It may be that misters were just too optimistic about the future of the company. I think the broader context too is that maybe people are losing a little bit of faith in these iconic tech CEO's throw Elon Musk in there with his Twitter antics lately that stub yours. Calum butcher is thank you. Glad to be with you. Ocalan Jeremy. A longtime tech reporter while Mossberg called zuckerberg's holocaust remarked cowardly. One holocaust scholar tweeted, this is breathtakingly irresponsible and many users do on Facebook to do more to restrict and remove misinformation hate posts, which makes Antonio Garcia, Martinez..

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Syria: Humane evacuations

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01:56 min | 4 years ago

Syria: Humane evacuations

"From. NPR news in. Washington I'm Dave Mattingly President Trump says he misspoke when he questioned the conclusion of US intelligence that Russia interfered in the twenty sixteen election Crump's remarks in. Helsinki alongside Russian president Latimer Putin have been widely condemned by Democrats and. Republicans in Syria today state TV says thousands of people are being evacuated. From two Shiite villages the siege. For years by rebels NPR's lemon l. says it's part of a deal with the Syrian government in. Exchange for allowing evacuations the Syrian government is expected to release. Hundreds of rebel prisoners a similar deal was reached, in two thousand seventeen but the bombing of a bus during the evacuation killed about one. Hundred and twelve people former President Obama's education secretary wasn't Florida last night to talk about school shootings and how to respond as Jessica Bateman with member station w. l. RN reports he, visited a community where seventeen people were shot to death. At a high school in February. Arne Duncan is moving forward with a radical proposal he tweeted about in may after the school shooting. In Santa Fe Texas a national boycott of public schools he. Met with parents near parkland Florida on Tuesday night, to start planning it could last for a day or maybe longer and happen as soon. As September he says the goal is to create tension that will influence the midterm elections and produce stricter gun laws I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington I'm, Robin, young President Trump says he supports. One party his intelligence agencies but didn't believe claims that another party Russia. Was behind cyber attacks I will say this I don't see any reason why it. Would be, but I really do want to see the server but I have I have confidence in both. Parties next time here now Underway later, this morning at eleven on k. q. e. d..

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Death toll 25 in Guatemala volcano eruption

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02:47 min | 4 years ago

Death toll 25 in Guatemala volcano eruption

"From npr and wbz you're i'm robin young i'm jeremy hobson it's here now rescue operations in guatemala which continued today after the fogo volcano erupted over the weekend thirty two hundred have been forced to evacuate at least sixty nine people have died and we're seeing horrifying images of the scene here's reporter mark stevenson of the associated press several of the stunning images are the myriad ways in which people died in this rumps and some were burned to death when buildings were set of flame by fast moving flows of lava clouds and then the most terrible thing is that the ashes mixed with water and sent it flows of what appeared to be steaming mud down the river valleys and dan the creeks even reached as far as the capital guatemala city twenty five miles away from the volcano ruediger escobar wolf is a vulcanologist at michigan technological university he's a native of guatemala and joins us on skype ruediger welcome and i just tell us about frago this is what's called a bellwether volcano well frankly it's a very typical strata volcano that has a lot of frequent eruptions it has been active since there are written records standish colonial occupation of guatemala and it and it has continued to the present so it has been erupting continuously since one thousand nine hundred nine and in the last few years since about two thousand fifteen it has had about a large russian per month so it it has had a very high level of activity and that's also partly contributing to this tragedy but when was the last time it had a major eruption are one that is like the one we're seeing now probably in october nineteen seventy four that was probably an eruption of comparable size to what we saw yesterday is this volcano different than the one that we've seen erupting in hawaii yeah it is very different hawaiian volcanoes in this particular case till away i usually produces lava flows in this eruption there were also some explosive events in but it mainly produced lava flows it produces some some ashby very rarely at least from what we know produces this kind of pyroclastic flows which is the deadly phenomenon that caused all the deaths were there any warnings for frago we know that in hawaii they were having earthquakes a lot of earthquakes.

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Family members react to study showing shocking death toll from Hurricane Maria

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02:35 min | 4 years ago

Family members react to study showing shocking death toll from Hurricane Maria

"From npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly president trump is traveling to texas today npr's mara liasson says the president will be meeting with survivors of this month's deadly attack at santa fe high school along with family members of those shot to death he's unlikely to encounter calls for gun control in texas it's a pro gun rights state and most of the focus there has been hardening schools making them more secure against potential shooters the shooting at the high school left eight students and two teachers dead a seventeen year old student at the school is facing capital murder charges the president's trip to texas includes a speech at a republican fundraiser in houston the mayor of san juan says she's not surprised president trump has been silent about a study from harvard university researchers suggesting thousands of people in puerto rico were killed by hurricane maria not one tweet not one tweet from a man that tweets about the sunrise to say look people puerto rico we're sorry that's mayor carmen ulan cruise speaking yesterday the study published in the new england journal of medicine estimates maria directly or indirectly killed more than forty six hundred people in puerto rico that's more than seventy times higher than the official death toll i'm dave mattingly in washington i'm robin young as we head into the wedding season a wedding planner has some of the latest trends including influences from the royal wedding children instead of bridesmaids flowers since her bouquets since megan's was so small i've had a few calls about wanting to change their case and it was picked by prince harry apparently next time here and now here and now at eleven am later on this morning followed at noon by the takeaway turning a drug lords life into a tourist attraction so they go to the cemetery they go to jail for he was for one year they go to the house where he was killed what's the price of glorifying pablo escobar i'm tansy nevada and that's next time on the takeaway from wnyc and pri public radio international the takeaway at twelve noon and then just one chance to hear marketplace today and that will be at four o'clock because it's thursday so that means at six thirty this evening it's political breakdown she may be.

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