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01:41 min | 2 years ago

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"Measles have been confirmed in New York City since October some transit workers are protesting the impending L train partial shutdown this morning citing concerns over potential wrists. Their health WNYC shumita Basu at the Bedford avenue. Stop in Williamsburg, where several workers of just been asked by police to leave the turnstile area and she joins us now. Hi, sha. Meet up. I richard. That's right. So you spoken to some of the workers. What are you hearing from them? I have this action is not sanctioned by the transit workers union. But it was organized by coalition of workers calling themselves transit workers for social Justice. They're here they're passing out. Flyers outlining the health risks of the new L train construction plan and calling attention to the fact that third party a third independent party has not independently vetted safety concerns related to that plan. So we're trying to raise awareness for that safety concerns for workers. But also for writers. What are some of these health concerns that they have their concerned about the levels of show could particles that will remain in the air while work is happening. And also on the Monday mornings after weekend work is is cleared out there concerned that there might be still enough particles in the air that would travel through the tunnel, and then potentially being stations and endanger the safety of writers. And she just finally how many workers were there that were asked to leave this morning. About five or six people here. A lot of them are trainer operators themselves. All right WNYC's shimmied about sue reporting. Live for us this morning at the Bedford avenue subway. Stop in Brooklyn. Thanks to mostly sunny skies expected today. Highs near sixty degrees with north westerly breezes. It'll be clear tonight lows around forty with.

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01:43 min | 2 years ago

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"You're listening to all of it on WNYC. I'm shumita Basu sitting in for Alison Stewart today is the first day of spring as we talked about it started today's show people are celebrating. No Russa Persian new year tonight at sundown will be the official start of the Jewish festival of Parham. And maybe you've noticed some bulbs emerging from the ground testing, the weather. I heard a bird chirping this morning and realized how long it had been since I heard a very long and sustained song here in New York City, one of the best places to see the signs of spring in full force is of course, central park, the central park conservancy is hosting an all day event today to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Now, the conservancy is a private not for profit organization that manages the park everything from day to day operations two long ongoing restoration projects so here to discuss what events they have planned for today is the president and CEO of the central park concert. Consi Betsy Smith, Betsy welcome to all of it. Hi, thank you. Thank you for having me. Join them. Of course. We'll thank you. What does getting central park ready for spring? Look like, I can imagine what it looks like when you just have a single garden, but you've got over eight hundred acres to prep. It is. It is a massive job that it is one. We have been looking forward to for months. We've got eight hundred acres. You're absolutely right. But within that, you know, there's three hundred acres of lawns that have to be seated and mulched we've got twenty six ballfields that I have to be graded and raking and uncovering all the wonderful bulbs that are speaking up now through them through the through the grass with through the weeds. So it's it's a wonderful time of year. And we're so excited about it. Let.

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02:24 min | 2 years ago

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"So we actually we were so excited about Don dis obituary, there's a couple of things on the homepage of the overlooked. We actually have a little video of him. Tagging which is really cool, but we also assigned a companion piece, and we got archive photos of graffiti and Edward Lee, whose chef who grew up in Brooklyn tagging and doing graffiti as a teen wrote a piece about what his memories of doing graffiti as a kid, and the talks so much about how part of the reason he became a chef was that he longed for that thing of creating something that would disappear and in some ways every night when you cook as a chef it's the same thing. So it's a really beautiful piece or putting both these together, and they'll be in the paper next week together as well. In our last moment. What why do you think this has really resonated with people franca the series overlooked? I think the question, you know, like one of those meaning of life questions is what do you want your orbits very to look like. So I think that feeling is that no one wants to be overlooked. So there I think you find in each of these stories the sense of oh, this is what this person did to make meaning of their life. And it's inspiring even when they struggle even may fail. You see a lot of the trying. What do you think? Amy whites resonating with people while I heard from a lot of readers who said, you know, this is the first time I feel seen in a long time. And I think that really resonates with the title overlooked that a lot of people feel like in their day to day. They don't get the recognition that they deserve. Especially marginalized groups people of color women who fight for their voices to be heard. I just think that this really spoke out for them. And it meant a lot to them to see their struggles captured in these tales. My guests have been obituaries editor, Amy pod, Donnie and archival, storytelling editor, Veronica chambers. The name of the series is overlooked, and you can find it at the New York Times website, ladies, thank you so much for coming in. Thank you. This is all of it on WNYC. I'm shumita Basu from the WNYC newsroom. As commercial news outlets in New York continued to cut back. The WNYC newsroom is growing WNYC. Reporters are your eyes and ears in public hearings at courthouses and in our neighborhoods..

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02:25 min | 2 years ago

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"I'm sure you can think of certain things that happen along the way that you enjoy seeing. And then of course, things that definitely put a damper on the day. WNYC? Shumita Basu is now on the transportation beat and she's been thinking about the commute experience. And she's here apparently play a little game high sch- Amita. Hi, Richard hell's about this game? Okay. It's game. I just made up. I call it favorite least favorite. I introduced it. Earlier this week when I was sitting in for Alison Stewart hosting all of it. On monday. And we spent fifteen minutes of the show inviting people to call in and tell us two things, what's your least favorite thing. And so it's not just a venting session, right? What's your favorite thing about your commute time? He guessed the phone lines were full were. And we got lots of tweets to I wanted to open up the game to our morning edition listeners. But I hear what some people had to say about the worst part of their commute. Is the fact that I leave in the dark at least in the winter months, leaving the dark and come home in the dark, and that just it's really depressing seeing mentally ill people, confused or worse or homeless on the subway. My least favorite site is I'm taking root eighty in New Jersey, and I have to get onto another major highway two eighty seven and my least favorite site is brake lights from all the traffic is backed up interchange. It's awful. I hate it. And let's end on a positive note. Here are some favorite parts calling on behalf of my wife in the car with her one time, and she said, oh, they're in my voters and sure enough, but. About a dozen vultures. And apparently, they hang out near the exit all the time and my wife, really loves, Shannon. When I get into the subway, and there's the walls. All the walls of the subways. I love those usually someone sitting right below it. So directly about that both things that you're looking at them. Poems. Really great. I love seeing which books people are reading right now. But also even more seeing if people just want to be seen reading, you know, favorite thing is after work every shift heading back to the subway on fourteenth street, I stopped at the same Bodega the workers. They're all know my name and just make me feel like a beloved regular. I can relate to that guy who has leave in the dark every morning. Oh, I know you can Richard well listeners tweet yours at WNYC. Or at me, I'm at shoe best sue one favorite one least favorite. Remember you have to have both. And I'm especially interested in thinking about how to make your least favorite part of your commute a little bit better. Maybe you can give ideas for everyone to enjoy their commutes would love to come up with a list. Shumita basu. Thanks. Thanks, richard..

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02:33 min | 2 years ago

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"I'm shumita Basu delivery workers. In New York City often defy both traffic and traffic laws to deliver that pad Thai or pizza well in October of two thousand seventeen mayor de Blasio announced a crackdown on electric bicycles which are popular among delivery cyclists across the city. But he also said that the crackdown would focus on businesses. Not the delivery workers themselves here to update us on the story is Gotham mists. Christopher robin's. Good morning. Christopher. I thanks for having me. Of course. So the NYPD recently issued a memo to all of its officers clarifying what they're supposed to do when they stop someone on an e bike. What does that mental say the memo basically tells police officers to obey the law because the law currently states that if someone's on an e bike, and they're delivering food the citation should go to the business. The restaurant not the delivery cyclists themselves, and what's been happening. So far the cyclists have been getting the citation. Correct. And the. The fines are five hundred dollars plus the seizure of their e bike. And for a lot of these cyclists who are immigrants that is a lot of money to them. And so now the onus will be on the businesses to pay the fines. Now's the workers. So how will officers know which restaurant the delivery workers are employed by if they stop them on the street. They're supposed to interview the cyclist and see if they're writing for personal reasons or for work, and if they're writing for work if the businesses nearby they're supposed to go physically to that restaurant in issue a citation to the business. So with all these shifts in how the rules are being enforced. Our delivery cyclists going to keep using e bikes or does it seem smart not to? You know, there's food deliveries a huge businesses in New York, and they will keep using the e bikes right now, it's going to be interesting period to see, you know, if the restaurants pay the fines and get the bikes back if delivery workers are comfortable telling the police officers, you know, where they work so they can issue their bosses a fine. And there's also legislation pending in the city council to legalize you bikes. So there's a lot going on Christopher Robin's of Gotham missed. You can read his story on our homepage. Thank you. Thanks so much. edition.

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06:05 min | 2 years ago

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"Parks stories about fistfights campground. We see people who are climbing and Joshua trees. A hanging hammocks all of that. After the illegal will explore how sports metaphors are turning up in politics and have a conversation about the surprising rule of role playing games in the classroom. Get your Polly, he drill dice ready. It's Wednesday January second twenty nineteen with this morning edition on WNYC. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dale Willman. There's still no end in sight to the partial government shutdown NPR's wins do Windsor. Johnston reports the stalemate between President Trump and congressional Democrats over border wall. Funding is now in its twelfth day. Democrats say they're planning to kick off the new congress on Thursday by voting on a legislative package that would reopen the government, but it doesn't include President Trump's demand for five billion dollars for a border wall with Mexico. Democrats are refusing to approve that amount. And the White House says it won't accept as spending plan without the funding in a tweet on Tuesday. Trump once again, accused Democrats of not caring about open borders, and quote, all of the crime and drugs, they bring Democrats have said they're willing to negotiate a plan to boost border security, but not the wall Trump is demanding Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington. President Trump meanwhile has invited. A congressional leaders to the White House this afternoon to discuss border security, Utah Senator elect Mitt Romney says President Trump has not quote risen to the mantle of the office in an op-ed in the Washington Post today, the former Republican presidential nominee urged Trump to inspire and unite Americans NPR's Matthew Schwartz reports a president Romney rights should inspire us to follow our better angels and should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity. But matters of character. Romney says are where Trump's shortfall has been most glaring. Trump's words and actions have caused dismay around the world. Romney says citing a Pew Research Center poll that found citizens in many countries don't believe Trump will do the right thing when it comes to world affairs. Romney has long been a vocal critic of Trump and vowed to continue to speak out against statements or actions of the president that are quote divisive racist, sexist, anti immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions. Romney will join the Republican controlled Senate on Thursday. Matthew Schwartz NPR news wash? Ronnie's rebuke of Trump through a quick response from the president's campaign manager in a tweet Tuesday night. Brad, par scale said jealousy is a drink best served warm and Romney just proved it Ronnie was a harsh critic of Trump during the two thousand sixteen presidential election. An American on vacation in Russia's being held by thorns there and charged with spying, David Whalen, says when his brother Paul didn't come back to the hotel on Friday, we realized that something had gone wrong. And that Paul wasn't where he was supposed to be. But no one knew where he was. He says his brother Paul was there for the wedding of a friend not for spying. There's no chance at Paul was engaged in espionage. And in Russia. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo says the US is demanding an explanation of the arrest as well as Huilan's release. The death toll has risen to eighteen now in the collapse of a Russian apartment building this week. Police say more than twenty other people remain missing authorities have speculated that the collapse may have been caused by a gas leak, but the cause remains under investigation a baby boy was found alive in the ruins on Tuesday. Thirty five hours after the initial. Collapse. This is NPR news. This is WNYC. I'm shumita Basu thirty five degrees right now in New York going up to forty one degrees later today with a mix of sun and clouds New York City had a record low number of traffic fatalities in the year two thousand eighteen WNYC's David I has more this is the fifth consecutive year of declining traffic deaths under mayor de Blasios vision zero plan which aims to eradicate traffic fatalities entirely by twenty twenty four the city reports they were ten cyclists deaths last year compared to twenty four the year before the number of people who died in cars also dropped from fifty eight to thirty seven. However, the number of pedestrian deaths increased to one hundred fourteen last year that's seven more than the year before vision zero calls for speed cameras safety improvement projects and expanding the city's bike share program in the coming year. A Brooklyn man who was a longtime activist in police shootings has died. Died nNcholas Hayward senior became an outspoken critic of the NYPD after his son Nicolas junior was fatally shot by police in Ghana's houses back in nineteen ninety four the thirteen year old had been playing in the stairwell with a toy gun when he ran into an officer patrolling the building in the decades after his son was killed Hayward was a fixture at rallies and protests against police shootings of unarmed. Black men and boys. He was sixty one years old. New York governor Andrew Cuomo has pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than two dozen people many of the twenty nine people the democrat pardoned risked being deported because of their criminal record Cuomo's office says all of those receiving pardons have demonstrated their rehabilitation and have not committed any additional crimes. And once again, hundreds of New Yorkers celebrated New Year's day yesterday with a dip in the ocean at Coney Island, the annual polar bear plunge usually challenges swimmers to brave cold waters in the January chill, but Goth missed photographer. Scott Lynch says yesterday's fifty degree temperatures gave the event a more festive atmosphere than is customary Earl president Erica. Was the first team went away with a Bali ball game. That broke out dogs who died in the Coney Island polar bear club has run the annual plunge since nineteen eighty three the event raises money for local charities just a reminder some morning trains are cancelled on New Jersey transit's northeast corridor and north jersey, coast and Morris and Essex lines. There are delays right now in the Long Island railroad Babylon branch and a vehicle collision on.

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01:36 min | 2 years ago

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"Looking to build a beautiful presence in Hungary and. On the chocolate map of exporting high-quality chocolate. Then just as the company was taking off again. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He died in may. His wife Ranya. Now, find solace in the Budapest boutique, they built together it's making me feel that. And it makes me closer to him. What's closer to him? And this is the only way for her eyes fill with tears them away. There's work to do. The shop is full in serious legendary chocolate here is expanding to Paris for NPR news. I'm Joanna kakissis in Budapest and it's morning edition from NPR news. You're listening to WNYC at seven fifty. I'm shumita Basu coming up on morning edition. Parents of children who are mentally ill and violent are sometimes forced to make the unthinkable decision to give up custody. I mean, I love my son was the only way we figured we could keep the family safe. We'll have that story coming up in about fifteen minutes. morning trains are cancelled on New Jersey transit. There are delays on the Long Island railroad Babylon branch and the vehicle collision on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge is.

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02:17 min | 3 years ago

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"I'm Jamie Floyd with the midterm elections less than a month away. Lots of money is still being spent on congressional races. But some Democrats are focusing on a different goal that may have a more long term impact flipping state legislatures. WNYC's shumita Basu has more. Daniel squadron knows better than most people how exclusive state government can be. I was in the state Senate in New York for nine years. And I was what is now twenty eight when I first got there. But I was a white, man. The entire time. I was there. He abruptly left elected office last summer, and since then he's made it his mission to tell people just how important it is to pay attention to who these state legislators are and having perspectives especially people who came up independently women people of color younger, people the perspective. I lost over time. Really does change that. He's a democrat who wants to change things with the future. Now fund a political group that he founded with entrepreneur, Adam Pritzker and economist Jeffrey Sachs, the premise, our democracy is on the line and state legislatures at the place where we can most realistically demand action by saw the potential in state government here in New York that was just about never achieved. But also just how a chief it was a relatively small number of people can have an outsized impact. And the same is true on the electoral side, relatively small amounts of dollars have an outsized impact state legislative races usually cost around one or two hundred thousand dollars races for statewide or federal seats cost millions. That's why squadron says bang for the buck small dollar donations can make more of an impact in a state legislature. Especially if you're legislature is within spitting distance of flipping from. One party to the other future now has identified five states where the worm can turn with the help of some outside cash. They use a kind of technical formula. But it's essentially based on the number of seats Democrats need to gain the majority and campaign finance laws in that state, and they raise that outside cash for democratic challengers through mechanism. They call giving circles..

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05:55 min | 3 years ago

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"And if you're listening to the radio on this day, many decades ago, you might have heard this. Women of this community. You do not register you not vote wanting to win the peace win the peace. When if you want to win the patient got to get out and vote Mel joining us now to talk about today's deadline in this year. With the help of some archival sound is WNYC. Shumita Basu should go morning. Hi, richard. These recordings are from the WNYC archives there from nineteen forty four. And it's still true today. If you do not register by today's deadline, you cannot vote in the November midterms today is also the deadline in New York to register with a political party in time to vote in next year's primaries. I know that feels like so far into the future. But that is the way the powers that be set it up. I like the jingle that they used in that why don't we use jingles anymore? It's nice. It's non-partisan rights, very creative. But today's campaign strategists, largely agree that creativity alone. Does not drive people to do what you really need to do is Shane, okay? We're not participating in the past. Which is what this nineteen forty four radio. Spot is doing listen to the voice of thirty million American voters. Of course, not not a single peop-. That's the noise thirty million qualified voters made in the nineteen forty elections. Yes. At thirty million qualified voters didn't even bother to go near the poles. Let me put this chain, isn't it shaming? So listen to this. According to census data voting was on the rise through nineteen forty when we hit a sixty two percent voter turnout rate, but by nineteen forty four when these radio spots were airing World War Two still going on lots of American men and women were either abroad or moving around. So despite these efforts to get people registered the turnout dropped to around fifty five percents kind of bleak. Well, it's not getting much better. I hate to say it, but in two thousand sixteen around fifty eight percent of eligible voters turned out. Okay. So here at WNYC. Do you think we've made our listeners feel guilty enough yet? Richard. Let's late on a little thicker in case. They didn't get the message. You do. Not register you vote you hear that. Okay. So you moms like a pledge drive. Well, you must meal your voter registration forms today to vote in November's midterms or you can do it in person at a board of elections office in New York, New jersey listeners you have until Tuesday October sixteenth, but don't put it off. Okay. WNYC? Shumita Basu Chaminda. Thanks so much. Bring us this tape. Thanks, richard. Register john. Kelly calm. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Noel king. Pope francis. Today accepted the resignation of cardinal Donald world, the archbishop of Washington DC world is accused of being complicit in covering up years of sexual abuse by priests when he served as a Bishop in Pittsburgh joining me now is Joshua mcelwee a journalist with the national Catholic reporter good morning. Good morning. Did the pope's decision to accept this? Resignation. Comes the surprise. No. We had been expecting for some weeks. Now that carnival had said he was coming to Rome was going to ask pope Francis to accept his resignation for the good of the church in Washington. So that it could move forward. What did come as a bit of a surprise? Is that the Washington archdiocese also released on letter from the cardinal world? Basically, portraying the decision the pope made as one that was neat reluctantly. The folks said that hard, and we'll have the heart of a pastor and could have defended himself more with that the focus of allowing resigned basically to allow the church and wash. To move forward. To look for a new Bishop in after these revelations just come forward. This is very interesting because there was a report released in August about decades of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, what was Worrell accused at. Exactly, yes. So the grand jury report that came out examined world's history as the Bishop of Pittsburgh from nineteen eighty eight to two thousand six and well, the report did acknowledge that whirl had really in one case, particularly has fought to make sure that one priest who accused of abuse state out of ministry, examined other cases, where said he could have done more world has rebutted that thing that he did the best you could at the time we really tried to protect children. But if you survivors have said, no he could have done more. He could have. Especially in three or four priests cases kept them away from ministry are told the people in Pittsburgh, what was going on world says that he was playing the Vatican on the one case and was trying to get clear over what he couldn't could not do at the time. Always accusations. He could have done more as archbishop of Washington DC this. This is a very influential man how of these allegations affected him. Well, has really been one of the most powerful figures in the US Catholic church for the past thirty or forty years. He's been. In in in positions of power since the mid seventies. The new Pope John Paul the second personally who appointed him as Bishop of Pittsburgh in nineteen eighty eight. And so we're kind of seeing a passing of an era of one of the figures that the US Catholic church in many conversations, it almost seems as if we're going to wait to see who might be taking his place, and who might be taking up that mantle was one of the most influential figures in the US church. Is there a prospect that cardinal world might face legal action as we move forward? I haven't been aware of anything like that. This is of course, not yesterday. She don't involve anything including abused by war himself. But just questions of how he handled priests in the early nineties after the grand jury report on August, fourteen Joshua mcelwee of the national Catholic.

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U.S. job growth slowed in July; wage growth remains modest

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03:53 min | 3 years ago

U.S. job growth slowed in July; wage growth remains modest

"Live from NPR. News in Washington I'm Laurie London the treasury department is going after a, Russian Bank and. Other, individuals and businesses, accused of helping North Korea evade sanctions the action comes as secretary of state. Mike, Pompeo in, Singapore foreign Asian security summit this weekend as NPR's Michele Keleman. Reports Pompeo is urging countries in, the region to keep. The pressure on North Korea until it gives up its nuclear weapons the treasury department has added agro, say use Russian Bank to a US blacklists saying it knowingly facilitated what it calls, significant transaction at violated US sanctions, the US, also imposing sanctions on a Moscow based Representative of North Korea's primary foreign exchange Bank or Russia to expel him a Chinese trading company is also. Being singled out by the treasury department Meanwhile Secretary Pompeii oh Is attending a regional, forum in Singapore where he's encouraging countries to better. Enforce sanctions on North Korea he tells reporters quote we still have a ways to go. To achieve the outcome we're looking for Michelle Kellerman NPR. News Washington the. US economy gained one hundred fifty seven thousand jar thousand jobs and the unemployment rate dropped three point nine percent in July NPR's Chris Arnold has more on, the just-released report from, the Labor Department these job gains numbers for last month were a bit worse than expected but the revisions for the months before that show stronger job gains in the government previously. Reported so that about balances out, there, was solid hiring and manufacturing and healthcare growth in wages continues to be pretty tap it up two point seven percent from a year ago wages have been surprisingly sluggish given how low the unemployment rate is now fallen that's puzzling economists. Who don't know why more employers are offering higher wages to attract workers, Chris Arnold NPR. News Who's the first week of testimony in the trial of Paul. Manafort wraps up today NPR's Windsor Johnston, reports, the former Trump campaign chairman is facing, more than a dozen Bank, and tax fraud charges the jury is, expected to hear more testimony. Today from one of manafort's accountants fill a lift told yours yesterday. That he was unaware that Manafort kept offshore Bank accounts he also testified, that the lack of accurate information provided would lead to an incorrect tax return the prosecution has. Been working to prove that metaphor cheated the US government out of millions of dollars in undeclared income from his work for pro Russian politicians, in Ukraine Manafort has pleaded not, guilty to eighteen counts of, Bank and tax fraud his trial is the first. Stemming from this special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election, Windsor Johnston NPR news The Dow is up sixty, points this, is NPR This is WNYC I'm shumita Basu in New York New York City's department of health has published its, conclusions about what they. Learned from two thousand thirteen measles. Outbreak in Brooklyn the largest outbreak in decades WNYC's Zoe has more an adolescent. Brought home the measles after a trip to London it spread to. Fifty eight people in orthodox Jewish borough park Williamsburg most of those cases, where people who had chosen not, to be vaccinated the outbreak led to one woman having a miscarriage. And. Cost the city, hundreds of thousands of dollars Dr Jane soccer says. Some doctors didn't recognize the, virus which delayed treatment you know in these days doctors don't often see measles rather than in, the past when it was much more, common doctors soccer says in the last few years health department has been educating parents and pediatricians and orthodox Jewish neighborhoods about.

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"Three three zero three one It's morning edition on WNYC I'm Richard Hake it's the all star break gets. The halfway point in the major league baseball season and it's. Time for. Fans and at least some of, the players to regroup and catch a breather WNYC shumita Basu was not exactly a fan she knows little to nothing about baseball and those are her words so to prepare for tonight's all star game she headed up to the stadium in the Bronx to catch a Yankees game into learn a thing or two, from, a, baseball, superfan, WNYC's, Brian, Lehrer, is, one guy Stadium hasn't come today that he works the section a lot Selling jacks and he stopped this distinctive body comes up and down the odds crat jabs I bet you a hundred percent that I heard him while I was standing up there before I came down to the to my seed people say People will make fun of them after he goes you're seeing sometimes but you know they practice Jackson, are available There are so, many expressions it's. Taken me years to realize all came from baseball I mean the closer closer meant the baseball a baseball tournament as. We sit here having this conversation on the top of the ninth inning with is winning by just one run this is when you bring. In the closer, to pitch the, guy who only, pitches in the ninth inning Only when the Yankees are ahead By a little And that's a guy named overall Chapman me these days What kind of skills? Do you need like what what are they looking for, generally the closers gotta be somebody who throws the ball Really hard? He's one? Of the few pitchers in? The game who actually throws a hundred miles an hour Because you only have to do it for one inning you can just Really. Cranking really cranky You. Can't pick nine innings he catches for one, in or any. Clothes even just hang he's just been hanging out on the side On the side, job and people. Are generalists and life and people are specialists Closers specialist Here more Brian.

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02:03 min | 3 years ago

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"Ality however president trump called it unpatriotic and galvanized public pressure against the nfl trump tells fox and friends that if people don't stand for the anthem quote maybe you shouldn't be in the country at last check on wall street the dow jones industrial average was down one hundred fifty one points at twenty four thousand seven thirty five this is npr this is wnyc i'm shumita basu in new york over the past two decades hundreds of thousands of apartments have been built in new york city but a new study finds that still might not be meeting the demand for new housing wnyc's jessica gould reports anyone who's walked around the city lately knows there's a ton of construction going on but a new report from nyu's furman center says the number of adults in the city and the number of jobs are both growing faster than the number of apartments meanwhile median rents have increased much more than median incomes over the past two decades and homes are getting more crowded the report says moore housing is needed especially for residents with low and moderate incomes the new york city council is considering a new bill that would prohibit the distribution of plastic straws in the five boroughs environmentalists like john kelly with the wildlife conservation society say straws may be small but they can't buy degrade or get recycled actually is a very cost effective way of dealing with this don't use a straw that is the most of course that you don't really need it a spokesman for the plastic industry association says the problem isn't straws it's that people don't dispose of them properly it's a really lovely day out sunny blue skies temperatures getting up to seventy nine degrees tonight mostly clear lows around sixty three tomorrow a similar day but a little warmer even sunny and eighty four degrees then looking ahead to your weekend saturday mostly sunny with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms sunday cooler.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And supposedly safe spaces where individuals could live their lives cook dinners do the homework feed their dogs host their friends and their families to see their work in we'll come home from work to it was a human space for human lives each unique there's been international condemnation of venezuela's presidential election which saw nncholas maduro reelected in a landslide but with the lowest turnout in decades washington called it a sham and threatened sanctions against venezuela's allimportant oil sector most opposition politicians are either in jail or by car to the vote mr medeiros main challenger and refile cone described the election as flawed and called for a rerun the authorities in india have sent a team of medical experts to the southern state of kerala to investigate the outbreak of rare deadly infection the nipah virus three people from the same family died after contracting it this symptoms include fever vomiting and headaches making the virus hard to diagnose carolina's health secretary rajiv sadan says fruit bats of the primary source for the virus trying to draw blood samples from these widely by and testing for antibodies to find do this they are inside the second host are the domestic animals especially pigs dogs cats and so on and what we do know is that that has been human to human transmission the world health organization says it's much better place to deal with the current ebola outbreak then it wasn't twenty fourteen when thousands of people died in west africa but tetris at hannam said it was worrying that the diseases spread to a major city in the democratic republic of congo forty five cases if a bulla have been reported in congo at least twenty six people are believed to have died officials in the democratic republic of congo say ten people have been killed in an insurgent attack in the east they said the assault and the benny region was carried out by a ugandan rebel group the allied democratic forces world news from the bbc this is wnyc i'm shumita basu in.

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Nipah virus outbreak claims three lives in India

BBC Newshour

02:20 min | 3 years ago

Nipah virus outbreak claims three lives in India

"And supposedly safe spaces where individuals could live their lives cook dinners do the homework feed their dogs host their friends and their families to see their work in we'll come home from work to it was a human space for human lives each unique there's been international condemnation of venezuela's presidential election which saw nncholas maduro reelected in a landslide but with the lowest turnout in decades washington called it a sham and threatened sanctions against venezuela's allimportant oil sector most opposition politicians are either in jail or by car to the vote mr medeiros main challenger and refile cone described the election as flawed and called for a rerun the authorities in india have sent a team of medical experts to the southern state of kerala to investigate the outbreak of rare deadly infection the nipah virus three people from the same family died after contracting it this symptoms include fever vomiting and headaches making the virus hard to diagnose carolina's health secretary rajiv sadan says fruit bats of the primary source for the virus trying to draw blood samples from these widely by and testing for antibodies to find do this they are inside the second host are the domestic animals especially pigs dogs cats and so on and what we do know is that that has been human to human transmission the world health organization says it's much better place to deal with the current ebola outbreak then it wasn't twenty fourteen when thousands of people died in west africa but tetris at hannam said it was worrying that the diseases spread to a major city in the democratic republic of congo forty five cases if a bulla have been reported in congo at least twenty six people are believed to have died officials in the democratic republic of congo say ten people have been killed in an insurgent attack in the east they said the assault and the benny region was carried out by a ugandan rebel group the allied democratic forces world news from the bbc this is wnyc i'm shumita basu in.

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"More at n y bg dot org you're listening to wnyc good morning i'm shumita basu in new york officials in hawaii have begun handing out masks to help residents cope with the ash and fumes from the kilowatt volcano bill dorman with hawaii public radio says they've given out about two thousand masks as cracks in the ground keep appearing county civil defense officials reported new fisher opening up in the layla estates area for total of more than twenty and counting several other fishers have been reactivated and volcanic haze remains a health issue for those with respiratory problems ash from volk from the volcano shot thirty thousand feet into the air yesterday scientists at the us geological survey say it was not the powerful some summit eruption that they were warning could occur a new york court says former apprentice contestant summers airbus can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against president trump at least for now a state appeals court yesterday turned down a request by trump's lawyers to delay the case while they appeal a lower court decision several says trump subjected her to unwanted groping and kissing in two thousand seven when trump called her a liar she sued trump's lawyers wanted to freeze the case until an appeals court decides whether a president can be sued in state court yesterday's decision allows their voces lawyers to proceed with demands that the president give a deposition and turnover documents overcast skies in new york it looks like we'll get rain today definitely rain tonight temperatures should stay steady through the day in the mid sixties it's sixty four degrees now in new york at eight thirty three support for npr comes.

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Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

Morning Edition

02:29 min | 3 years ago

Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

"In washington i'm dave mattingly in pennsylvania state senator scott wagner is the winner of the state's republican gubernatorial primary wagner will face incumbent democratic governor tom wolfe in november i'm running because hardworking pennsylvanians shouldn't have governor tom wolfe whose only focus is to get more of their paycheck or your paycheck for term congressman lou bar leda is celebrating a win in pennsylvania's republican senate primary he'll face incumbent democratic senator bob casey in the fall election in idaho the state's lieutenant governor brad little is the winner of the republican gubernatorial gubernatorial primary there he'll face paul that jordan in november jordan won the state's democratic gubernatorial primary many companies and state legislatures have begun weighing their options following this week's ruling from the us supreme court to allow sports betting nationwide charles lane with member station w s h u reports states this is much needed revenue maybe a billion dollars once everything's fully developed for companies it's about being the first product out once the markets open up some companies already have their products ready to go in the literally just waiting for the rules to be written at this point executives with the nfl and the nba or among those asking congress to write uniform rules on sports betting to apply in all fifty states i'm dave mattingly npr news in washington this is wnyc i'm shumita basu in new york the us secretary of education betsy devos is visiting new york city this week but she's not visiting any public schools according to her office devos toward the manhattan high school for girls on the upper east side yesterday morning politico reporter ozzy pays paper says the school is an elite jewish institution with a hefty price tag a person who helped arrange the meeting said the tuition at the school is around twenty or twenty two thousand dollars with about sixty percent of the students their paying full tuition today device has a visit plan to the sheva dr hey torah boys school in rockaway another orthodox jewish school a spokesperson for devos did not explain the rationale for the secretaries visits new jersey senator bob menendez is opposing the trump administration pick to run the federal transit administration wnyc washington correspondent john conor reports menendez said he wanted answers about federal support for.

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Gender wage gap wnyc shumita basu was in the studio with us now to explain shimmy good morning warning richard okay so april fifteenth is a big day when it comes to your pay what significance of able tap april tenth is the approximate day in the year based on census data to which woman has to work in order to earn what a man earned in the previous year so in other words the average american woman must work twelve months plus another four months really to earn what the average man earned in just twelve months now i'm sure you can break it down by race yes and if you do that the gatt gets much wider february twentysecond was equal pay day for asian women it's the only equal pay date that comes before april black women's equal pay date isn't until august native american women in september and latina's in november it's almost a whole year it is so we're going to focus on each of those equal pay dates throughout the calendar year when they come but today let's talk talk about pay transparency that's what joy cheney executive director of the equal pay today campaign said she's focused on this year and she suggested a lot of ways to start the conversation in your own workplace well the good news is there's power in numbers she says if you can get together with a group of men and women because the wage disparity thing affects men of color as well you can all work together to convince your employer that it's really in their best interest to act plenty of research out there that suggests that pay transparency is beneficial for everyone because now no one thinks this someone is getting paid more than they are joyce says ask your employer when's the last time they did it pay audit to identify any gaps or biopsies and encourage employers to be transparent about pay ranges so that potential new hires know how to better negotiate when they first start so now i know of.

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition on wnyc i'm richard hake good morning it's eight thirty currently thirty nine degrees and light rain falling in new york city alternate side of the street parking regulations are suspended for greek orthodox good friday and prepare over meteo rules are still in effect chance of rain and snow this morning otherwise cloudy today wnyc is supported by valley health system valley delivers distinctive healthcare to northern new jersey and southern new york patient stories are online at my story dot valley health dot com doyle at home auctions offering ray of furniture decorations and works of art from states and collections across the nation bidding and consignment information at doyle dot com support for the greenspace wnyc street level state of the art events venue and broadcast studio at forty four charlton street is provided by the jerome l greene foundation it's morning edition on wnyc i'm richard hake april is national poetry month we're asking listeners to submit their best original work but hold on there's twists will give you a different topic or assignment every week and joining us now to explain the rules of the game wnyc shumita basu chamisa good morning i'm warning richard or are we doing this okay here's how it's going to go down every friday will give you a new poetry challenge and you'll have just less than a week to submit your palm and then we'll recap some of our favorite listener submissions at the end of the month but to start your first poetry challenge if you choose to accept it is right upon about your commute commute we're gonna give angry poems aware is my f exactly yes we're going to get some angry ones but who knows maybe someone wants to write in ode to they're really pleasant train ride or their bike commute or i don't know if anyone's lucky enough to have a walking commute.

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YouTube shooting: Nasim Aghdam's videos central to suspected motive

Midday on WNYC

02:30 min | 3 years ago

YouTube shooting: Nasim Aghdam's videos central to suspected motive

"Since his inauguration last year last july trump spoke to thousands of boy scouts of their jamboree his speech there drew criticism over remarks that many called highly politicized at an august rally trump was joined by governor jim justice in huntington were justice announced he was switching from democrat to republican the president's last stop in the state was the republicans annual congressional retreat in february at the greenbrier resort which is owned by the justice family group for npr news i'm dave mitch in beckley west virginia turn that australia where the privacy commissioner is opening a formal investigation into facebook's unauthorized use of data and melbourne here's louisa limb facebook says information for more than three hundred thousand australians may have been improperly shared with the data analysis firm cambridge analytica now the acting commissioner anthony gene faulk says she'll investigative facebook breached the privacy act if so it could face fines of one point five million dollars the australians among eighty seven million people affected worldwide a facebook stralia executive william eastern admitted the company failed to meet us expectations the scandals wiped about one hundred billion dollars of facebook's market value for npr news this is louis elim in melbourne youtube is preparing to increase security at its headquarters in its offices around the world in response to this week's shooting on its san bruno california campus police say the thirty four year old woman who carried out the attack was angry about youtube decision block her videos seem ogden had accused youtube of unfairly censoring her and preventing her from earning money youtube had no comment about its decisions at the shooter protested at last check on wall street the dow jones industrial average was up nearly three hundred fifty points or one point four percent at twenty four thousand six hundred thirteen this is npr this is wnyc i'm shumita basu in new york a brooklyn congresswoman is speaking out about yesterday's police shooting of a black man thirty four year old saheed vessel was shot by nypd officers in crown heights responding to reports of a man with a gun the object he was holding was later revealed to be a metal tube congresswoman yvette clark represents most of central brooklyn including crown heights on the brian lehrer show clark said police need to be better informed about potential threats otherwise it could lead to reactionary biased behaviour somewhere along the line we've got to get to the point in.

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Plus protests in sacramento california are ongoing after the police shooting of stephan clark will check in on the west coast unrest along the border fence of the gaza strip yesterday left fifteen palestinians dead and hundreds injured according to palestinian health officials some are calling it the bloodiest day in gaza since the twenty fourteen cross border war between israel and hamas and nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai is back in pakistan for the first time since two thousand twelve it's saturday march thirty first i'm shumita basu and this is weekend edition on wnyc live from npr news in washington i'm trials snyder in sacramento california hundreds of demonstrators marching in downtown sacramento again last night over the police killing of stephan clark the protest was the latest in a series since flirt shooting it came hours after a pathologist higher by clarks families said clark suffered several gunshot wounds to the back another rally as planned in the city later this morning students at howard university in washington dc have entered the third day of a campus sit in patrick madden a member station w a amu reports that the protests follow word that several howard employees were recently fired for misappropriating financial aid money for more than twenty four hours students have occupied the administration building on campus they created a list of demands that they've posted to the outside of the building they include the resignation of howard president wayne frederick better living conditions on campus and more financial transparency juan dimitrius is one of the organizers of the protest the biggest issue that we face is that we have no power to determine the destiny of our university we pay forty thousand dollars plus to go here so we should have some say in the orientation and direction of our institution in a statement posted online howard president frederick responded to some of the demands raised by protesters but gave no indication he intends to resign for npr news in washington i'm patrick madden a federal judge in the nation's capital says the trump administration cannot block undocumented young women from obtaining abortions impure sarah mccamman reports a class action case involves undocumented minors under the control of the the.

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Crowds clash with riot police in Barcelona as ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany

On The Media

02:47 min | 3 years ago

Crowds clash with riot police in Barcelona as ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany

"Catalan capital barcelona has been filled with protests this weekend break out in barcelona between protesters and police after spain's supreme court ruled that twenty five catalan separatists would be put on trial for rebellion and for disobeying the state they helped organize referendum last year and then declared independence a move spain considered illegal many have been behind bars since then now they're separatist leader carlos pooch demont has been detained as well in germany he's been in exile in neighboring belgium and spain had issued a new european arrest warrant it's up to germany now to extradite him pooch mont faces thirty years in prison if convicted in spain for npr news i'm laren fryer in madrid and from washington you're listening to npr news this is wnyc i'm shumita basu in new york tens of thousands of people thronged midtown manhattan yesterday to protest gun violence as part of the global march for our lives movement one of those joining in was palam resident mary lou montalto her fourteen year old granddaughter genome on tall tow was killed in last month's mass shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida today to celebrate her life and because i know that being the caring loving person that she was she would want everyone to put down their guns she said the days message was a simple one vote to make our school safer yesterday's events also included a rally and a voter registration drive poor new jersey immigrants facing deportation could get access to legal aid under a two point one million dollar cash infusion in democratic governor phil murphy's proposed budget progressive groups and advocates for legal aid have applauded the proposal while some republicans question it's affordability if it is approved new jersey could join other democrat lead states like new york and california that are providing legal help to poor immigrants new york last year announced a public private partnership aimed at helping imigrants california pledged thirty million dollars mostly in legal help for young immigrants there's a chance we'll see snow showers as the day get started that'll turn into a chance of rain this afternoon highs near forty three degrees tonight lows around thirty two it's forty degrees out right now at ten six support for npr comes from the wallace foundation fostering improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone ideas at wallace foundation dot org.

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The northeast are calling the fourth winter storm to hit the region in less than month a four easter it's forced the closing of hundreds of schools including those in your city the country's largest public school system near governor andrew cuomo says stay home if you can don't be fooled don't look out your window today and say well it doesn't look so bad it's gonna get worse as the day goes on if you don't have to travel please don't be on the roads the national weather service's forecasting wet heavy snow in the new york city area with wind gusts up to forty miles per hour and the threat of widespread power outages npr news new york from washington this is npr news this is wnyc i'm shumita basu in new york as a major storm bears down on our area it's an opportunity for scientists and the public to look at snowflakes and learn what they say about climate change wnyc's clarisa diaz reports snowflakes are changing as the planet warms they pass through pockets of warmer air causing them to melt and then refreeze as they pass back through colder air on their way to the ground they melt faster reflecting less light which could lead to more flooding to understand the scale of the problem scientists say they need lots of photos of snowflakes that's where the public comes in wnyc and columbia university have designed a kit to turn a smartphone camera into a snowflake microscope and we built a website where you can submit your photos to scientists go to wnyc dot org slash snowflakes to learn more and with snow expected all day today new jersey is bracing for.

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