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"The Sacramento Valley. Also warmer today highs 80 81 to 88 in the Valley, Sacramento's predicted high today 87. Good morning. It's 5 30. I'm Dave Freeman. You're listening to KQED Public radio Live from KQED News. I'm Brian what San Mateo County health officials say thousands of county residents are overdue to get their second shot of the Fizer or Madonna Cove in 19 Vaccine, KQED Skate, Wolfe reports. Health officials in San Mateo County say they were surprised to find about 17,000 people are overdue for getting their second shot of those almost 11,000 have passed to the six week point after which the CDC says vaccine efficacy is unknown. That represents 2.4% of all people. Given the first dose in the county, the news comes admitted nationwide trend. The CDC reports. Nearly 8% of people who got the Fizer or Madonna shot in the U. S. Have not returned for their second shot. Officials in San Matteo attribute the drop off in part to limited vaccine supplies of the past few weeks and say they expect to receive additional supply from the federal government soon. About 1000. People in Marin County are overdue for their second shot, and many other Bay Area counties are not tracking the data. I'm Kate Wolf KQED News. California is sending hundreds of oxygen tanks to India as that country faces a major surgeon Cove in cases with the help of the United States Agency for International Development. The state is sending out equipment like oxygen concentrators, cylinders, regulators and personal protective equipment to India. Brian Ferguson is with the California governor's Office of Emergency Services. The purpose of this is really a humanitarian mission toe save live to protect people who are really in a dire situation. Ferguson says supplies are expected to reach India today. Black and indigenous residents in Alameda County are four times more likely to be homeless than the general population. A new report from the county says that in order to drastically reduce homelessness, it has to start by addressing those racial disparities. KQ bodies, Aaron Boldest, sorry, explains. Between 2015 and 2019. The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Alameda County grew more than 20%. During the same time period, the number of people who are homeless nearly doubled to more than 8000 people. And that's fallen disproportionately on black and indigenous residents carry. Abbott is director of Alameda County's office of Homeless Care and Coordination. We're seeing a lot more people who really just need that economic support to be able to get into housing or to keep their housing. Abbott says that traditionally, people with chronic medical conditions or substance abuse issues have been prioritized for housing. But his housing costs have gone up. She says the county needs to expand, who qualifies for affordable housing and long term subsidies so that it's more tied to income. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says this approach will require ongoing funding. So many of our programs are one time emergency crisis intervention, but particularly when it comes to the impacts of systemic racism. Racism is not a one time emergency to make a big dent in homelessness. The county says it needs 800 million to $1 billion over the next three years. To build more housing and provide rental subsidies. I'm Erin Baldessari KQED news, and I'm Brian. What in Oakland? Good morning. There's more news and kqed dot or g'kar and support this morning comes to us from Oakland International Airport with new flights to Santa Barbara Palm Springs in Orange County. Oakland Airport. Calm I had on morning edition. NPR's No well King talks to Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York about the reform she's proposing with GOP Senator Joni Ernst. About the way the military justice system handles sexual assault. That story ahead. Also statewide stories and coverage Saul Gonzalez from our Los Angeles bureau at 5 51 with your California report this morning. Support for NPR comes to us for American Wendy Schmidt through the Schmidt Family Foundation, working together to create a just world War. All people have access to renewable energy, clean air and water and healthy food. On the web of the Schmidt dot torque.
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"Around the Sacramento Valley the freeways cap city 5 50 99. 80 all seem to be moving at the limit. I'm Laurie Sanders News 93.1 kfbk Now Sacramento weather They mostly cloudy and cool with periods of rain late this afternoon high 57 to 61 rain at times tonight Breezy and chili lows 39 to 43 Tomorrow clouds and Breaks of sun. It'll be cool with spotty showers. High 53 to 57 I'm AccuWeather meteorologist Mike Doll News 93.1 kfbk. We could all use a little extra hope. Cal Hope offers free tips and tools to help manage covert 19 stress and anxiety. Call our warm line at 18333174673 to talk with someone who can help. Hope lives in California in our businesses, schools and homes in our people and in our shared hope for the future one where we can all safely come together again. Visit Cal hope dot org's or call 18333174673 Hope lives here. David Hasselhoff here you're listening to the mortgage radio show. It teaches you everything you need to know. To find your perfect mortgage from the East Coast to the West Coast. The mortgage radio show is your number one source for up to the minute mortgage news. I'm Teresa Straw, Sir. I'm here with mortgage expert Shaun matter what are some of the things to look forward to throughout our show this week. I mean, I usually bring you guys results.
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"Sacramento Valley High of 58 in Sacramento today. This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Tanya, mostly in Los Angeles, and I'm Rachel Martin in Washington, D. C. Good morning today, the House of Representatives will vote on a measure to remove President Trump through the 25th amendment declaring him unfit for office. The effort is expected to fail and is considered mostly symbolic, but it opens the door to another vote tomorrow when the House is expected to vote on an impeachment article. Impeaching the president for inciting the attack on the U. S. Capitol last week. Several Capitol police officers have not been suspended and as many as 15 other officers are under investigation in connection to that riot. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas joins us now, Ryan. Good morning. Let's start with those suspensions. What can you tell us? Two officers have been suspended so far. That is, according to representative Tim Ryan, who leads the House subcommittee that is investigating thieves. The attack on the capital. One of these suspended officers took a selfie with a rioter. Another put on A maggot. Hatton was seen directing folks inside the building. The acting Capitol Police chief also says that several other officers have been suspended pending investigation. And then there's the criminal investigation. Some of the people who were there at the Capitol last week who participated in these riots, they sort of have made it easy on investigators because they were so open on social media. They really were open about it on social media. They took photos and videos of themselves posted them online. Some of the rioters, though, have been harder to I D. But investigators are getting help. As of last night, the FBI had received 70,000 tips from the public to help investigators identify and track down these folks. Um I under stand that investigators are also trying to figure out if there was an actual organization of some kind behind the attack. What can you tell us there? It's right in, officials say it's going to take time. Weeks, if not months. Toe figure that out one of the keys to unlocking that question may lie in the two pipe bombs that were planted the day of the insurrection. They were found outside the Republican National Committee in the Democratic National Committee headquarters, which are both on Capitol Hill near the capital. Those bombs didn't go off, so they haven't received a ton of attention since last week, I talked to Chris Swecker. He's a former head of the FBI's criminal division. And he said those bombs suggests someone at least had done some planning. Concern eyes that this person took the time to learn how to build pipe bombs built the pipe bombs have to bring all the materials. Then transported them to the scene. You know the capital so that that's certainly indication of pre planning on on that person's part. The challenge for the FBI, Swecker said, is going to be to build out from there, whether that individual was working in tandem with others and how it's connected. If it's connected at all to the violence that happened at the Capitol, how do they go about doing up? Well, first would be identifying who planted those bombs. The FBI has put out a grainy photo of a suspect. The individual was wearing a gray hoodie, a white mask black pants in black and white shoes. The FBI actually released new photos of the suspect shoes and backpack last night. They think the shoes maybe special edition and could help identify the individual. Now FBI agents have been canvassing the neighborhood on Capitol Hill, where these two bombs were found, asking residents for say, footage from the ring doorbells. Or businesses for CCTV footage. The devices themselves, I'm told are still being analyzed at the FBI lab, and those could yield a lot of information for investigators, according to former FBI agent Dave Gomez. There are signature aspects to bomb building type of case type of device. The timer and all those components are evidence. There is nothing better. Or investigator than to find an intact device. Now investing. Investigators can pull fingerprints say from those devices, they can trace back the materials to where they were purchased, and all of that can help lead to the culprit. And of course, we're looking towards the inauguration on the 20th. Washington D. C. The mayor there telling people to avoid the city and calling in the National Guard, NPR's Ryan Lucas. Thanks, Ryan. We appreciate it. Thank you. Just in case President elect Joe Biden didn't have enough on his agenda. North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun has vowed to develop a raft of new weapons to counter what he called his country's main enemy. The U. S. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul. Kim's hardline comes as he faces an unprecedented economic crisis. North Korea's diplomatic policies, Kim said Saturday should focus on overcoming the U. S, which he called the primary enemy, a state TV news anchor quoted from Kim speech at ruling party Congress in Pyongyang. Alderman Me well, yes hadn't got the report stressed that whoever takes power in the U. S. He said, the nature of the country and the real intentions of its policy towards North Korea will never change. Him also said that his country would develop new weapons, including miniaturized nuclear warheads, tactical nukes, nuclear submarines and hypersonic missiles. Coming days before President Elect Yo Biden takes office. Kim speech is not exactly an all of branch. But it's not slamming the door by any stretch of the imagination, either, you know, so it's something in between. John DeLorean is a historian at Yonsei University in Seoul. And it's also A statement of where they can go next, you know, which is quite sobering. That is also the starting point for diplomacy and negotiation. In other words, Kim speech can be seen as an opening move in a new chess game. On economic matters. Kim struck a humbler noted the Congress admitting last week that his policies to grow the economy and raise people's living standards where an abject failure that you'd imagine organ in Julian's thinking, honey genomic curricula human the period for implementing the five year strategy for national economic development ended last year, he said. But almost all sectors fell a long way short of the set objectives. The Congress is supposed to come up with a new economic blueprint for the next five years. The North's economy is reeling under the effects of international sanctions, natural disasters and the coronavirus even though they claim not to have a single case. Some experts say North Korea is facing the worst economic crisis since the mid 19 nineties went up to a million or more North Koreans died of famine. One reason there are no reports of starvation this time is that under Kim Jong Il in North Korea relies more on private markets to buy and sell goods in depends less on imports. 21 Jew in North Korea expert at the Sea Jong Institute, a think tank outside Seoul, explains table Please be tika quicksand. Most consumer goods are now produced within the country, whereas in the past they depended a lot on Chinese made goods. Now, the domestically produced goods are available on the markets, and North Korean consumers actually prefer them traces. North Korea can't produce enough goods, though, to offset the losses from the pandemic. And she doubts that Kim will launch any bowls economic reforms. She expects Kim to just tinker with the existing system broke containment cargo cocaine intake. I seemed inconsistent, so I think when they can choose now is to continue with the current direction, which is to maximize internal capabilities. Some experts believe North Korea's dire economic situation may curb Kim Jong UN's appetite. For confrontation with the incoming Biden administration. Cohan bomb is a North Korea expert at the Korea Institute for National Unification, a government think tank in Seoul. We're calling the cannula during difficult times In the past, North Korea has stayed provocations in order to increase their leverage in negotiations, but it's a risky move now. When they're domestic situation is so vulnerable. Pyongyang has not tested any missiles capable of hitting the U. S. Since 2017. And that launched triggered tougher U. N sanctions from which the North is still suffering..
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"Street today as investors pulled back from last week's big rally amid a wave of optimism. Dow Lost 89 points. This is NPR news in this part of Northern California Look for mostly cloudy skies in the Sacramento Valley. Eyes around 58 Today partly cloudy this evening then mostly cloudy. Sacramento Valley Lows 39 to 45 the Bay Area the coastal flood advisories still in effect until three this afternoon. Be careful if you're near the water today afternoon highs in the bay Area in the mid fifties to the low sixties partly to mostly cloudy skies Cloudy tonight The fog returns tonight and overnight. Stay tuned for more All things considered the early afternoon edition until 3 P.m. this afternoon on KQED Public radio. Then at three, it's the PBS news hour. I'm Dave Freeman. Good afternoon. Support for NPR comes from this station and from progressive insurance, offering its home quote Explorer so shoppers can evaluate options in one place when buying home insurance. Custom quotes and rates are available online. Learn more at progressive dot com. From work Day committed to delivering quick insights to help finance team's plan for what's.
Federal officials hope to distribute 40 million COVID-19 vaccines by end of 2020
"Tom Roberts has more operation warp Speed. General Gustaf Berna said An initial shipment of 6.8 million doses could be delivered to states as early as December. 12th. However, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar says most Americans won't have access to a vaccine until sometime between April and June of next year. That's two to first responders and high risk patients. Taking priority. Tom Roberts News 93.1 KFBK and almost the entire Sacramento Valley is in the states and most restrictive purple tear
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"Include northern Sacramento Valley and northern Sierra foothills. This morning, a court appointed monitor says PG and E is failing to properly trim trees around their power lines. Sacramento Bee is reporting that a Chicago lawyer who was monitoring PG and E's Tree trimming program says the agency is making significantly less progress now than same time last year, he says the company's inspection program Calling it eyes heavily flawed. The final presidential debate is set to take place tomorrow night at 5 30. Our time in Nashville can't because Mike Bara reports that Covad protocols will Big Belmont University look a little bit different than the last time they hosted a presidential debate, which was in 2008 12. Years ago, Belmont University hosted their first presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. Yesterday, the state of Tennessee set a record for daily reported covert cases. The debate is not open to the public, but there are strict guidelines in place to keep both president Shal candidates and members of the media safe. Dr. Michael Caldwell, Nashville's director of public health, said everyone in attendance must wear masks stay socially distanced and have their temperatures taken Everyone including Joe Biden and President Trump must also test negative for covert 19 within 72 hours of the debate to be allowed inside Mike Power News, 93.1 Kfbk and Christina Tomorrow morning are a political analyst carry teacher's going to be joining us Live talking about the topics the format and what we can expect them debate Thursday night. All right, President Trump is calling out O Biden over his position on fracking KFC case. Mark Mayfield, with more fracking and mining industries will be outlawed, Exiled, eradicated and totally extinguished and you know it. During an Pennsylvania rally, Trump said. The former VP repeatedly pledged to ban the practice despite by himself, saying he wouldn't do so during a town hall in Philadelphia president played a video during the rally, which was a montage of Biden's passed comments, saying that he would do away with fracking and fossil fuels. Mark Mayfield News 93.1 KFBK Before we head off to the national headlines, Kristina This is a story that's making headlines at this hour. And this is a pretty remarkable one. Pope Francis has spoken up in defense of homosexual fam families. Called for civil union laws for same sex couples major shift for both the Vatican and the pope's position right. He stopped short of saying anything about gay marriage. But he did say gay people are God's Children, and they should have the right to have being a family and have legal protection. He says. Homosexuals have the right to be part of the family. That's going to stir it up. Yeah, well, I mean, but this pope is about that. I mean, he is a very different pope. Oh, my goodness. I mean, probably The most radical of my lifetime that I I'm thinking back now. I don't recall a pope taking such drastic positions right? He definitely has weighed in on much more, You know, to the consternation of some Catholics who are more traditionalists. Others and you know that are more progressive or getting him the thumbs up, right? Say, OK, let's have a little change in the church. All right, let's get you caught up in this hour's top national stories. Justice.
PG&E trying a new tactic in power cuts to prevent wildfires
"DJ any officials warn they may have to shut off some customers power this week as part of the utility company's effort to prevent wildfires PG and he hasn't made any decisions yet. But the National Weather Service has issued another fire Weather watch for the North Bay Mountains and parts of the Sacramento Valley from 11 o'clock tonight until eight o'clock Wednesday morning because of potentially gusty offshore winds and low humidity levels.
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"June twenty eighth glad to have you with us it it's nice day today mom but much cooler than say it's been the last few days at nine oh six in the morning it's been in the seventies even tickling eighty degrees for most of the week by this time right now sixty three degrees in Sacramento not bad at all what is bad the winds south southwest winds will be gusting as high as twenty miles an hour today there was a red flag warning posted for the area especially for the Sacramento Valley until the Monday at eight PM and it's heavy they're going to talk about the winds of switching to the north with breezy northerly winds developing this afternoon across northern portions of the Sacramento Valley those breezy winds will spread south through the remainder of the Sacramento Valley tonight and will continue on Monday the combination of gusty winds and low humidity will lead to increased fire weather conditions into Monday evening which basically means I'll give you one more hour to mow the field and then stop because it's going to get too windy don't leave your hot equipment your weed Wacker is your lawn mowers in dry brush to go have lunch or whatever get it out of the area always a good idea to that if you are mowing fields or doing some weed whacking and dry areas do it early in the day carry a cell phone with you so you can call nine one one just in case you're not less of a person for doing that and if you what I used to do would be to have three hundred feet of garden hose with the on off valve at the hose end so that if need be I would drag that hose out to the area that I was clearing.
"Standing above the angle. Bright Damn A army corps US Army Corps of Engineers Dam on the main stem of the river. Where is that though in Nevada county? We're about halfway between Tahoe. And Sacramento. A little north of that would not actually in Nevada. Nope we're in the state of California and we are standing right between Nevada County and Yuba County and we're standing on the beautiful Yuba River which flows down to the feather. And then the Sacramento from there down into the San Francisco Bay in the ocean. So you were a county board of Supervisors member when you first came here. Tell us about your first experience with this. Damn down a few different times over my life had been here my whole life. It was built and commissioned in nineteen forty seven by the Army Corps of Engineers so that people could resume hydraulic mining blocks hundreds of miles of potential fish passage for fish. Come from the ocean and go up into the high sierra to lay their eggs so when I first came to the damn understanding that the state of California had targeted this spot em federal government as maybe the best place to restore passage at the very first meeting we went to the. Us Geological Survey stood up and said you can't do anything to that. Damn until you look at the material behind it is holding back a whole bunch of mercury and that was the very first time I had ever heard anything about mercury and the state of California and its role in the goal rush. Or how long have you lived in this part of the world? My family came to California as part of the Gold Rush. We were quakers. Escaping the east coast. Ten violent religious oppression moved out to become farmers I was raised in Concord California on that form and in one thousand nine hundred five. I married a farmer and we moved to Nevada county beautiful organic farm in a place called Penn Valley. Tell us about this county and just its history and the gold rush because it is a lot of history here. Nevada county was ground zero of the California Gold Rush. Far More gold was taken out of this county and specifically this river that we're standing above than any other place in the state of California. It's where the very destructive technique called hydraulic mining which is using power water monitors to to scrub mountainside. Looking for gold is where that was invented. They started to dam the rivers and convey that water over to these huge hydraulic mining activities. Which were recovering thousands of of gold but millions of tons of sediment not material here from Nevada county rolled down the river and kept flooding the Sacramento Valley and eventually the farmers downstream who are really tired of having their houses filled with all this debris sued and stopped the activity known as hydraulic mining. Was the connection between Mercury and gold. Tell us how that process works. Everybody came to understand that the very dramatic impact of hydraulic mining because it was blowing these huge amounts of sediment down the river. But people didn't understand. Was that before they use. Those hydraulic monitors. They would treat the cliffs with Mercury Mercury on the cliff. Pound the cliffs with water the water to wash down into sluices and in those sluice boxes were also filled with mercury. Why did they use mercury keep? Mercury helped enhance called processing. It has a unique ability to amalgamate or hold the gold. So little tiny flecks of gold. That might be smaller than an eyelash would fall into the pan. But they're just wash out unless they were captured by mercury. Mercury would grab the gold. Make it heavy fall to the bottom of the sluice. When they turn the water off. Miners would come through and suck that mercury out of the bottom of the sluice they would take the mercury put it in a hot place they would call retort it like think of a hot iron frying pan and the mercury sort of melting off the top or or training into gas off the top and at the bottom of your pan. You'd have sparkling gold. The problem is curious. Mercury is a very dangerous neuro toxin. And it's dangerous in a variety of ways so badly that the United Nations World Health Organization Amnesty of California have both named it. The top bioaccumulative toxic material of concern. Mercury is a neuro toxin. It affects the developmental human being so our ability to deform our nerves are heart or lungs. Our brains it creates Serious birth defects and people have focused on that for many many years but as research has been done we learn that it continues to damage us as adults. It seems to be causing problems with our hearts with our lungs and with our various different organs which accumulate mercury. So it's a known neuro toxin and that's strike one against it strike to is it bioaccumulates in our body. It doesn't really easily leave our bodies many of the things we take in. Let's take alcohol. You drink it and two days later. It's all out of your body not so with Mercury it stores itself in your body and builds up over time strike. Three is that this material does. What's called bio magnifies in the environment? So the most dangerous place for a piece of mercury to be is in water particularly in warm water. Mercury is taken up by the little bugs at the bottom of the food chain. They eat a little bit of it. It transfers up to the bigger bugs and then the bigger bugs and then the fish and then the humans or as we watch here today. The waterbirds that are flying around might pick up. Officiant eat it. They are eating a highly toxic potent load of mercury so much so that the lake. We're looking here like Anglo. Bright has fish advisories on it that advice that a woman of childbearing age eat not a single bass out of this lake fish mornings. I run along this Anchorman River. There will along the Sacramento. And then you go down to San Francisco Bay. The same warnings that so it's in fact the entire ecosystem. The mercury that is in the Delta is entirely from these legacy minds in the areas. We are the gold mines and sadly for California. We had a unique geology which led us have mercury in our state as well. The coastal range has the mercury minds. Whether it's the ones down in San Jose or the ones Tamales Bay or up over on the clear lake there are serious old legacy mercury minds which are contaminating the coastal range and the tributaries that drain from there into the bay or into the ocean where we are everywhere. There was gold mining. They use this mercury not only for the the hydraulic mining but also for the hard rock mines which dominated the landscapes for one hundred years and all of those continue to leak mercury into the state of California water bodies every time it rains
"Since one thousand nine hundred sixty. California has officially been known as the Golden State. And that's because as the plaque reads California's development and remarkable prosperity began with the discovery of gold humanities. Love of gold is fairly bizarre of all the hundred and eighteen elements in the periodic table. Gold is the only one which we humans have always gravitated towards gold was used earliest currencies. Gold joined us in marriage and was used to produce most precious artifacts. Maybe the secret to our love of gold is simply that it's beautiful and never tarnishes in eighteen. Fifty-three my father's great grandfather Henry. Cohn traveled from a tiny stelle. In what is now Poland to Hamburg where he boarded a boat and six months later. After walking across the isthmus of Panama Henry ended up in San Francisco. Henry Cohn was part of the Goldrush the largest mass migration in American history bringing about three hundred thousand people to California. It all started in eighteen. Forty eight when James Marshall found gold in his piece of land at Sada's mill in Coloma. The News of gold quickly spread around the world. At first the gold could be picked up from the ground but later on it was recovered from the streams and rivers with the use of panned. The gold rush peaked in eighteen fifty. Two and after that the Gold Rassoul getting thinner and harder to reach soon largescale and more environmentally damaging methods of traction cold hydraulic mining were employed. One hundred and seventy years later on the environmental legacy of the gold rush a significant and yet acknowledged as we'll discover in today's episode mercury which is a deadly neurotoxin was elemental to the process of gold-mining today large quantities of mercury from the gold. Russia's still polluting California posing a risk to every kind of living organism including us. I travel up to California's gold country to meet with Izzy Mountain. Izzy is a community organizer and environmental advocate with over forty years of experience working in rural communities to economic and environmental justice. She is what with a wide variety of constituencies from tribal leaders to Maynas and from farmers to forest is is. He first entered local politics. Nevada County Planning Commission at during the nineteen ninety s and later while serving on the Nevada County Board of supervisors. Miss Martin led the fight to put the South Yuba river into the state. Wild and scenic river program is he became. Ceo The Sierra Fund Sixteen years ago she conceived of and led the effort that resulted in the publication of the Sierra Funds. I report on the impact of the Goldrush mining's toxic legacy and has worked for the last decade to bring attention to golds dark shadow on a very hot day. Is Ian. I climb to the top of a damn standing above the angle. Bright Damn A army corps US Army Corps of Engineers Dam on the main stem of the river. Where is that though in Nevada county? We're about halfway between Tahoe. And Sacramento. A little north of that would not actually in Nevada. Nope we're in the state of California and we are standing right between Nevada County and Yuba County and we're standing on the beautiful Yuba River which flows down to the feather. And then the Sacramento from there down into the San Francisco Bay in the ocean. So you were a county board of Supervisors member when you first came here. Tell us about your first experience with this. Damn down a few different times over my life had been here my whole life. It was built and commissioned in nineteen forty seven by the Army Corps of Engineers so that people could resume hydraulic mining blocks hundreds of miles of potential fish passage for fish. Come from the ocean and go up into the high sierra to lay their eggs so when I first came to the damn understanding that the state of California had targeted this spot em federal government as maybe the best place to restore passage at the very first meeting we went to the. Us Geological Survey stood up and said you can't do anything to that. Damn until you look at the material behind it is holding back a whole bunch of mercury and that was the very first time I had ever heard anything about mercury and the state of California and its role in the goal rush. Or how long have you lived in this part of the world? My family came to California as part of the Gold Rush. We were quakers. Escaping the east coast. Ten violent religious oppression moved out to become farmers I was raised in Concord California on that form and in one thousand nine hundred five. I married a farmer and we moved to Nevada county beautiful organic farm in a place called Penn Valley. Tell us about this county and just its history and the gold rush because it is a lot of history here. Nevada county was ground zero of the California Gold Rush. Far More gold was taken out of this county and specifically this river that we're standing above than any other place in the state of California. It's where the very destructive technique called hydraulic mining which is using power water monitors to to scrub mountainside. Looking for gold is where that was invented. They started to dam the rivers and convey that water over to these huge hydraulic mining activities. Which were recovering thousands of of gold but millions of tons of sediment not material here from Nevada county rolled down the river and kept flooding the Sacramento Valley and eventually the farmers downstream who are really tired of having their houses filled with all this debris sued and stopped the activity known as hydraulic mining.
Strong winds fuel raging wildfires across California
"Airport the Pacific gas and Electric Company utility says its power lines may have started to wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area meanwhile PGA any chief meteorologist Scott stressful says the north California is experiencing a full a little in the strong winds we do expect another round of very dry north winds another Diablo wind of and to develop Tuesday tomorrow morning starting their eight AM first in the Sacramento Valley in the Shasta area as well as adjacent terrain now will be followed by gusty northeast winds developing over northern California Tuesday evening overnight into
Mandatory Evacuations In Northern California As Wildfires Rage
"From the state has been battered by what some are calling now historic wins PGA any meteorologist Scott strand full says the North Bay saw wins today at or above ninety miles an hour with sustained wind speeds at mount Saint Helena seventy two miles an hour other readings of P. Jeannie towers were sustained winds as high as seventy eight miles an hour perspective stay in windows seventy four miles per hour considered hurricane force Sacramento Valley saw fifty to sixty mile an hour gusts Travis Air Force base recorded sixty four miles per hour winds reading in the humbled Trinity area of northern California been given the all clear for wins right now there are at least two hundred thousand people under mandatory evacuation orders because of strong winds and fierce wildfires in northern California the fire now and wiring wine country in cinema county has grown to eighty five square miles above fifty four thousand acres and it has destroyed ninety four buildings a fire burning in the Santa Clarita valley is seventy percent contained tonight LA county fire captain AJ Lester says more than forty six hundred acres have burned so far all of the actors flame of the put out but what we're doing at this point is just as we're doing all the hard dirty work becomes the firefighting which is the pop up all of the numbers and stuff is on the grounds were digging ripping out hot spot says a twenty seven buildings have been destroyed another twenty seven structures damaged the fire started Thursday afternoon the valuation order was lifted earlier tonight for the last area that was affected by orders to evacuate to canyon road and a billion road to summit no road all those evacuation orders have been
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"Members of KQED public radio eighty eight point five FM in San Francisco and eighty nine point three FM in Sacramento northern California sunny warm to hot temperatures today in the bay area highs will be in the seventies generally to the mid nineties and one Sacramento Valley look for sunny hot temperatures highs from ninety four to one hundred degrees it's morning edition on KQED I'm Brian what the California legislature returns from recess today and it's got a lot of bills on its plate including two that could have a big impact on workers for more I'm joined by KQED politics and government reporter Katie your hi Katie hi Brian so there's about a month left for lawmakers to get bills passed this year eighty five is one of the big ones still hanging out there could you tell us what eighty five years and why it's so controversial eighty five has to do with what's come to be known as the dynamics decision that was a recent decision by the California Supreme Court that says employers must treat most contractors as employees if those contractors are doing an essential part of the employer's business so for instance if uber drivers are providing the essential service of uber driving they must be considered employees versus contractors and eighty five would codify that decision and make it state law in this is got to be a pretty controversy will build because so many people are turning to services like uber lift door dash and the like my correct yeah.
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"The. Weather tonight will become, mostly cloudy in the bay area lows will be in the. Upper fifty s Saturday and Sunday will be sunny after the morning clouds weekend highs will be in the upper sixties at the ocean seventies near the, bay and in the eighties inland, the Sacramento valley will be sunny tomorrow with highs between ninety and ninety six This is fresh air I'm David being Cooley editor of the website TV worth watching sitting in for Terry gross we've devoted this. Week to revisiting. Interviews with some of this year's EMMY nominees today's guests are Alec Baldwin nominated for his guest work playing President Donald Trump on NBC Saturday Night Live and. Brian Tyree Henry nominated for two different Emmys one for, comedy for his role as paper boy on the FX series Atlanta and one. For drama for a guest appearance on NBC's this is us. We'll start with Alec Baldwin whose memorable. Roles include a ruthless salesman in the film version of Glengarry Glen Ross and the network executive on NBC's thirty rock he won an EMMY for. His portrayal on Saturday Night, Live of Donald Trump last year and is nominated again for it this year Terry gross spoke to him in April twenty seventeen when he published his memoir called nevertheless they began by playing a. Saturday Night Live. Clip from twenty seventeen aliens have attacked the earth Keenan Thompson plays a military officer giving the troops pep talk about how to save the human race but. I he says your commander in chief wants to say, a few words and he steps aside for President Trump played by Alec Baldwin Here's.
A Federal Judge Reinstates the Clean Water Rule for 26 States
"One of the first moves the President Donald Trump made back in two thousand seventeen was rescinding the waters of the. United States rule Wallis a move that was applauded by farmers throughout the country well that disputed federal rule. Governing the waters of the United States it's come back to life and affects California and twenty five, other states the rule would, expand the federal agencies jurisdiction over both water and land a judge in. South Carolina sided with, environmental groups in partially reinstating the rule groups led by the American Farm Bureau have asked the court to stay that ruling. Pending appeal Michael, Clements, has more action by a federal judge in South Carolina has revived the two. Thousand fifteen wanders of the US, rule making it the law of the land in twenty, six states Don perish American Farm Bureau. Federation senior director of regulatory relations says the ruling is a major setback and af PF and others are working. To defeat it that court said The. Trump administration could not delay implementation of that rule and that is a. Significant setback and it creates a real problems frogger culture you've got one judge in South Carolina telling the nation twenty six states they've got to implement a rule this already been found to be likely illegal farmers and. Ranchers, in those twenty six states are now subject to the flaw. In two thousand fifteen Motors rule that parish says will create uncertainty have. Detrimental impacts to their operations clearly it's going to leave farmers out there open to be challenged it also creates huge conflicting permeating album Gatien's. There's gotta be some core districts that have to implement both the existing rule the nineteen Eighty-six rule is. Well as the new twenty fifteen ruled depending upon which state they're operating in and that's going to, be very disruptive a coalition, including a BF notify the South Carolina federal district court that they will. Appeal the court's ruling, that reviewed the two thousand fifteen waters rule we went back and asked the judge because of disruption in the problems it's. Going to create To reconsider we've also gone to court in, south Texas to. Ask that judge to provide nationwide. State and then we're also asking the administration to put his head down we know that he's got work to do but. We need them to finalize this repeal is soon, as
Dozens shot across Chicago in spate of overnight violence
"Which Norman Lear produced and wrote Charlotte Rae in a documentary about the facts of life a spinoff of different. Strokes railroaded giant befall. And a rice sense of humor to both shows which helped revive the flagging fortunes of NBC at the time Charlotte raise last screen appearance. Was in the movie Ricky and the flash When she, was nearly ninety shortly before she was. Diagnosed with bone cancer net Libby NPR. News police in Chicago say at least forty people were shot there over the weekend at least four people died the Chicago Tribune, reports the largest single shooting came early Sunday, morning when gunmen fired on a group of people standing in a neighborhood Chicago police chief Fred Waller link most. Of the shootings to. Gang violence I'm korva Coleman NPR news in Washington Support. For NPR comes from tirerack offering a tire decision guide to help customers find tires that fit their car and, driving conditions with, a network of more than seven thousand independent installers tirerack. Dot com helping. Drivers find deliver install You're hearing morning edition. On k. q. e. d. public radio little later this morning on science will hear about the first pharmaceutical drug derived from marijuana which may soon be coming to drugstores near you it's a medication to reduce, seizures in. Epilepsy patients, a Berkeley teenager was the first patient to try the drug, after his. Mom went to extraordinary efforts and risked. Arrest to get it, for, him here, more on science during morning edition this morning at six twenty two. And again eight twenty two here on kqed public radio. After morning edition it's forum this is. Michael Krasny today on forum in our second hour Airbnb strategic advisor chip Conley joins us to discuss his new book wisdom at warp it's all about how to stay relevant in the workplace as you age join us for forum, it's nine to. Eleven here on public radio Hot and dry weather is forecast in the, Sacramento valley with smoke from wildfires affecting air quality. Today's forecast high in Sacramento is, ninety six degrees with very light to westerly. Breezes this afternoon in the bay area sunny warm day is forecast well hot and dry in the inland valleys of the bay area morning clouds along, the coast should burn off by noon today's highs. Will range from the mid and upper sixties at. The coast to the seventies and eighties around the bay eight upper eighties and low nineties bay area inland seven and a half minutes now past four o'clock morning edition from NPR news I'm David Greene in, Culver City. California and, Noel king in Washington DC good morning what exactly was the, nature of. A meeting between Donald Trump junior and. A Russian operative at, Trump, Tower in, two thousand sixteen the White House I said that meeting was about. Adoption policy but the president has described it in other. Ways and then yesterday he tweeted quote. This was a meeting to get information on An opponent he said in that same tweet that it was legal but he also. Said, that he knew nothing about it the president's, also been tweeting about his former, campaign, chairman Paul Manafort Manafort is back. In federal. Court this week he's on trial for Bank and tax fraud, his trial comes out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference Chuck Rosenberg. Is on the line with me now he's, a former federal federal prosecutor he worked in the. Eastern district of Virginia where manafort's, trial is taking place Mr. Rosenberg good morning Good morning well all right so. This isn't the first time that the, president has acknowledged that this meeting. Was affected Lee an attempt to get dirt. On Hillary Clinton President Trump of course. Was not at that meeting why do you think that President Trump is bringing. This back, up now See'ums mightily concerned about it and perhaps with good reason if, you look at the indictment that the Muller team lodged against the Russian military officials. From the GRU we know that in, March and April of two thousand sixteen so prior to the meeting and Trump Tower the g. are you already started to hack into the emails of, the Clinton campaign the Democratic National Committee and the, democratic congressional campaign, committee fast forward to that meeting I. Think, the operative question Noel is what did the US persons Trump, junior Manafort and others attending that. Meeting know, about what the Russians had already done and did? They joined. That, conspiracy even. After it began with the president has said said on Twitter that this meeting was quote totally, legal also though made an attempt or made. An effort, to to, say I didn't know anything. About it I mean could this particular meeting cause legal trouble for president Trump Quite. Possibly it certainly seems like it could cause legal trouble for the Americans who attended the meeting at the very least meeting with a. Hostile foreign power with the Russians should trigger counter intelligence concerns among any sort of savvy political. Person first thing you do is pick up the phone and call the. FBI they don't seem to have done that could cause legal trouble for the president quite possibly as. Well particularly if having heard about the meeting getting the readout from his son about what happened at the, meeting he tries to cover up the intent of the. Meaning he tells false stories about what the meeting was, four and as we know dictates a statement on Air. Force One, concealing the purpose of the. Meeting that's an obstruction of, Justice quite, possibly and it could land the president and others around him and quite a bit of. Trouble let's talk about one person who formerly was around the president who is potentially in quite a bit of trouble palm Manafort since we last talked to you the trial started the government is laid out some pretty powerful evidence for. The jury do you think prosecutors are in a strong position heading into week two or how. Would you characterize your position no I think that's exactly right I think. It's a strong physician and here's why these cases paper intensive document cases tax fraud and Bank fraud. Tender run according to script there's somewhat formulaic the government introduces income they introduce expenditures they put on accountants, to show that the accountants didn't know that Mr. Manafort. For instance had foreign Bank accounts or that he was, concealing income and then unwittingly these accountants help them prepare. Tax returns, that he files with the. IRS which understated income and, omit the, fact that he has control over these foreign Bank accounts all of that is formulaic and. All of that is precisely what's happening in a courtroom in the eastern district of Virginia manafort's case are testifying to These things yeah That's exactly right and so what I expect you'll see in the coming week is a little bit more. Of the same there'll be some summary witnesses from the FBI who will total up the amount of money in the Bank accounts and ultimately will tie those accounts to Mr. Manafort directly will show that he committed income from his. Income tax returns then I expect we'll hear. From, Mr., gates well. Yeah that is that is that is the big, question? This week right manafort's Paul, manafort's longtime deputy Rick gates expected to. Take the stand how does he fit into the? Prosecution, strategy here well criminals tend to. Run with criminals so Mr. gates. Isn't admitted criminal Mr. Manafort is. An accused criminal it shouldn't surprise the jury very much that these two guys plotted together conspired did much of the same thing tax fraud and Bank fraud to fat in. Their own waltz I think the government will put Mr. gates, on the stand they'll they'll have him. Admit To all his wrongdoing that's fairly typical to and then they'll take him step by step through. The indictment having him explain each of the. Things, that, he and. Mr. Manafort did together to cheat the IRS and, to? Fraud banks and just briefly, how do you see Mr. manafort's defense. Lawyers countering the government's case what's your strategy here? Well, they're gonna try and do two. Things one they'll try and say. That Mr. Manafort lack the intent. To defraud the IRS or the bank's perhaps if his income tax returns understated income they'll say it was an accident because he was a very busy man and second I. Think they'll try to pin as much of this on Mr., gates as they possibly can The real one at fault took Rosenberg, was a federal prosecutor in the eastern district of Virginia thanks so much Israel passed a law last month that continues to cause controversy the, nation state law defines Israel? As the, nation state of the Jewish, people critics say this? Law, discriminates against religious minorities like Muslims and. Christians. Who make up about a fifth of the Israeli population as NPR's Daniel estrin reports from Tel Aviv this law is sparking protests, from religious, group that's one of Israel's staunchest supporters the Druze religious minority in Israel. Held an, unprecedented protests this weekend thousands gathered in Tel Aviv's main square chanting the Hebrew word for quality She The you are religious group and shoot of, Islam their ethnic. Arabs but unlike most other Arab, citizens they've committed to serving in the Israeli, army they.
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"Story, morning. Clouds patchy fog then, becoming sunny breezy and yes hazing now in the afternoons especially in the north bay mountains. And the interior valleys from the Northern California fires low sixties at the coast. Or the highest today seventy s to the low eighties along the bay. Shoreline up to the low nineties inland sunny and. Hazy in the Sacramento valley around the valley today in the, Sacramento area highs from. Ninety two to ninety eight degrees this is the California report good morning to, John sepulveda's we begin with the family, separation of immigrants, for the past two, weeks we, have told you about the four, hundred. Thirty one parents who, have been deported to their countries of origin their children left behind Well here in San Diego federal judge, Dana abroa- ordered the government to come up with a, plan to reunify these families and yesterday the government. Presented their plan which essentially says have the ACLU do. It for more on this we're joined by the ACO us, league alert, he's one of the lawyers who. Brought suit, against separated families and lead just reading this, filing it, seems, pretty incredible yeah that the court filing is remarkable. Essentially the government is washing their hands and saying we'll try and do a little they, made some promises but essentially they're saying you all find the parents the issue that the government continually goes to his say these. Parents chose to be deported without their children that's why. We deported them right that that is remarkable given that the government created. This crisis separated these children deported the parents the. Government's burden to find them we've said we will help because, we want the families Reunited and, we'll do everything we can to help we certainly, didn't expect the government to say you all find it, will help at the margins legal learnt of the. ACLU joining us by cellphone Lee thanks so much thanks. John one of the big concerns that Mr. Goulart and others, have is, how kids who are still separated. From their, parents are being treated while in US custody From the government's. Viewpoint well we heard earlier this week man album of immigration and customs enforcement testified to congress that the detention centers in foster homes were, like summer camps I think the best. Way to describe them is to be, more like a summer camp these. Individuals have access to twenty, four seven food and water they have educational opportunities they have recreational opportunities. Both structured as well as unstructured but the reality, on the ground does not bear that out for some of these centers specifically for children being held in Texas and Arizona many of whom or bound. For California as we told you earlier this week the California report went to Guatemala and while, we were there we spoke with social workers and psychologists. Who are helping. Reorientate return. Children their stories are heart here in an extreme example we heard of a four year old child who had a complete mental breakdown while in US custody This child according to Guatemala, and, consulate psychologist Roxana Pomme started to believe he was a dog in part because the child was kept in a. Cage and separated from his mother just as dogs in his home village are Palma says. The child was likely trying to reason, why they were being. Kept in a facility. That the other children, called a dogpound these saying a. A Beretta they tell their families when they get to call them where in a kennel emotionally we could see many withdrawn suppressing their emotions, being completely silent because of the policies. They can't even talk among themselves physically, many stopped eating they didn't want. The food when their parents, aren't present their eating habits can vary greatly they also suffer from fevers. Nasal congestion bronchitis due to. The low temperatures whether, held almost when she visited centers in Texas she was surprised by the children's hygiene rather the lab But the psychologically it has impacted me to see how dirty they are they've gone all this. Time without a shower so, it may have taken them fifteen days to get to the border plus the. Time, they've been in the center maybe five days more so it's been at least twenty days that they haven't bathed the. California, report confirmed these. Conditions with another psychologist who works with these children her. Name is Lucia PAZ and she. Says while the case of the child, who, thought he was a dog. Is extreme the basis of that psychological break is, consistent with other children separated from their. Parents news Jan.
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"Local member, station by, name This is NPR news Ahead on, morning edition for Tuesday you'll hear a story about rethinking the practice of solitary confinement for inmates the story. Out of North Dakota more about that on that, story on morning, edition as it continues we'll get the Traffix story two from Ted Anthony and just a. Few minutes right now today's weather pretty much the conditions remain the same that we've seen the, past couple of days sunny skies for the bay area after some morning clouds and patchy fog do watch for the clouds though to hanging hanging around along the coast through, the day highs today the low sixty s along the coast through the seventies around the bay into the low nineties inland and for. The southern Sacramento valley a sunny day today with areas of smoke through the day is between ninety. Two and one hundred they predicted high for the capital, city of Sacramento. Today ninety six degrees I'm Michael state the time it. Is nineteen after four From NPR news in Washington I'm Dave Mattingly Afghan officials say a roadside bombing in the west. Of the country today has killed eleven people aboard a passenger bus in the east militants have launched. An assault on Jalalabad Afghan officials say gunmen stormed a, government building and. Took hostages after a suicide. Bomber attack the front gate Iran's, president is expressing skepticism over President Trump's offer, to meet with Iranian leaders as NPR's Peter Kenyon reports Trump says he's willing to do so without preconditions president Hassan. Rohani says a country that breaks its, promises a reference to Trump pulling out of the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement cannot be trusted and further talks Ronnie also says. Tehran will protect its right to export. Oil a vital economic lifeline at a time when Iran's inflation rate is soaring in the currency rapidly, losing value, to history professors. Are resigning from university of Virginia think-tank over the appointment of a former, aide to President Trump has caused Spencer with. Member station w. c. v., e. reports Mark short is also a UVA alum the resigning professors point to Mark Short's, history of working for such conservatives. As former marine Ollie north the coke brothers and, Trump nevertheless short remains on track to begin a one year fellowship on Wednesday UVA's Miller center Short worked as the president's legislative affairs director I'm Dave Mattingly NPR, news in Washington On the next fresh air you want a husband will take a. Bullet for you not one who points to the attic and says they're up there Tony. Shalhoub has been nominated for an EMMY for his performance in the Amazon comedy series the marvelous MRs Mazel shalhoub also starred in the TV series monk. And the film big night join us It's fresh air, one o'clock this afternoon and again this evening, at seven here on kqed public radio I'm Michael state help you. Have a nice safe trip to your place of employment this morning let's see how smooth. It is at this hour here's Ted Anthony Wright in. A good morning to you Michael will head over to Pittsburgh. Westbound four near a railroad just getting word of a, two vehicle accident which may have the right lane block CHP. Already headed out there San. Jose hit and run accident right shoulder McLaughlin avenue on ramp and northbound six. Eighty and we still have this situation in south San Francisco the point boulevard Dubuque. Avenue on ramp to southbound one zero one remains shut down this from a big rig action which happened late last. Night and it produced an oil spill so the cleanup there continues now we're. Hearing maybe. Seven o'clock this morning when you have that. Ramp reopen I'm Ted Anthony for Ted's update brought to you by. FEMA and the Ad Council I'm Marco werman PR is the world brings you a global. Perspective on the news with a worldwide network of correspondents you meet people at the heart.
Volcanic lava buries two housing tracts on Hawaii's Big Island
"Cloudy skies cosi today with partly cloudy to sunny skies inland breezy conditions today some patchy morning fog and drizzle in the mix too highs today low sixties near the ocean to the upper seventies emlyn that's the bay area forecast and the national weather service has sacramento we'll see mostly sunny skies today highs across the southern sacramento valley of seventy nine to eighty six more and morning edition ahead etiquette weedy traffic update as well from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly afghanistan's precedent is imposing a week long ceasefire with the taliban beginning next tuesday it will expire on june nineteenth the bbc's jill mcgivering says the halt and afghan security operations follows this week's deadly terror attack targeting a meeting of clerics in kabul in afghanistan was shocked when the high profile gathering if religious scholars was hit by a suicide bombing the influential clerics suggest issued a fatwa condemning militant violence as unislamic president gone ceasefire is a direct response to that edict and a way of showing respect what's less clear is whether it might also signal movement in the peace process the attack on the clerics was claimed by isis officials in hawaii say only a few homes remain in the vacation land neighborhood after the latest lava flows from the killer way of volcano about three hundred forty homes and other buildings have been destroyed by lava on the big island since kill away is may third eruption bill dorman with hawaii public radio says earthquakes continued to be felt as well earthquakes are nothing new for residents of the big island of hawaii many relatively small but larger ones can come with volcanic eruptions a quake with a five point four magnitude sentence ash plume ten thousand feet in the air over the summit of kilo area wall street futures are higher this morning i'm dave mattingly in washington i'm jeremy hobson last year a bike accident left daniel grossman paraplegic five months later he was back at work as an er doctor option as you are paralyzed what do you do that option b is your paralyzed let's sit and wallow in self pity and i decided prop sinead heart two of our story next time on.
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"Heading into a warm weekend warm to hot and some parts of northern california look for highs today in the sixties to the mid to upper eighties inland in the bay area highs upper eighties to near ninety four the sacramento valley and warm to hot temperatures tomorrow and sunday this is science friday i'm i replay later in the year we'll dive into the sea for oceans month and talk about how drones could help map the deepest depths but i today marks the official start of the atlantic hurricane season that time when forecasters keep a close eye on storms swirling their way out of the tropics and this season is already a big different tropical storm alberto made his appearance early before the start of the season and as a subtropical cyclone made its way through the upper midwest drenching the great lakes states tropical weather in the great lakes is is that a sign of things to come is that the new normal michael bell so associate professor in the department of atmospheric science at colorado state university in fort collins colorado he is co author of the colorado state university seasonal hurricane forecast and he joins us now welcome to science friday thank you for having me on the program first let's talk about how oh is this how unusual is this well we typically see some storms that form in the gulf of mexico around june even though june i is the official start.
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"About his new book milk he calls it the most argued over food in human history and he makes a recommendation about which mammals milk makes the best yogurt that and much more ahead on the sunday morning on k q e d clouds fog ahead to start your day then partly to mostly sunny a little later some of the fog goes away look for highs in the sixties to the upper seventies in the bay area today more sunshine inland and as well in the sacramento valley look for high seventy seven to eighty four mostly sunny around lake tahoe today highs will range from sixty to seventy i'm trial snyder with these headlines there's been a bombing at a mosque in afghanistan officials say at least a dozen people are dead and more than thirty others wounded the mosque in eastern coast province was being used as a voter registration center for this october parliamentary elections in north africa voters are going to the polls in tunisia tunisia holding municipal elections seen as a step toward consolidating democracy in a country hailed as an arab spring success and officials in hawaii or working on plans to allow residents forced from their homes by the killer way of volcano to briefly return the volcano seems to have settled down for the moment but there is concerned about air quality and the potential for more earthquakes i'm trial snyder npr news from washington.
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"The forecast from the national weather service the san francisco bay shoreline will become partly cloudy tonight lows will be in the upper forty s wednesday afternoon will be sunny highs tomorrow will range from fifty six at ocean beach to seventy five in san jose southern sacramento valley will be mostly sunny with wednesday highs between eighty and eighty seven degrees this is fresh air i'm terry gross we're going to talk about a turning point in the history of the catholic church my guest david kurtzer is the author of the new book the pope who would be king the exile of pious the ninth and the emergence of modern europe pious became pope in eighteen forty six he was the last pope to rule over the papal states which covered much of what is now italy there was no separation of church and state until a rebellion by italian nationalists forced pope pious than ninth into exile which led to the creation of modern italy after the pope returned from exile without the papal states to rule over he was confined to the vatican giving the vatican a new significance pious also instituted the doctrine of papal infallibility he saw freedom of speech and of the press as incompatible with catholicism david kurtzer won a pulitzer prize in two thousand fifteen for his book the pope and miscellany about the secret relationship between pope pious the eleventh and the italian dictator benito mussolini is also the author of the pope's against the jews the vatican's role in the rise of modern antisemitism kurtzer is a professor at brown university david kurtzer welcome back to fresh air so there are several turning points in the.
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"Store and google play and by the listeners of cake heading into tuesday afternoon with rain through parts of northern california this afternoon and again tonight and after midnight highs in the rain today upper fifties winds picking up this afternoon ten to twenty mile per hour gusts possible in the bay area for tonight rain today and tonight in the sacramento valley this is the takeaway it's good to have you with us six months ago today on september twentieth hurricane maria hit puerto rico things are slowly getting better in puerto rico but with businesses and infrastructure devastated a hundred and thirty five thousand puerto ricans have left the island according to cbs news many of them with no firm plans to return and a lot of them have arrived on the mainland with no real place to go back in october fema started offering temporary shelter benefits for people displaced by the storm that shelter for thousands of evacuees took the form of a hotel room somewhere in the united states but six months later thirty five hundred puerto ricans are still living in hotels and motels under what's called the transitional sheltering assistance program today was supposed to be the deadline cutting off this hotel vouchers but on monday fema extended the program until mid may willoughby's bermudez knows firsthand the toll this process has taken on on both families and the cities that have welcomed them on the mainland bermudez is a member of the city council in hartford connecticut and she joins me now we'll delays welcome.
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"With showers and locally heavy rainfall as possible highs in the mid to upper 50s and southern sacramento valley windy with rain in the morning then rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon highs of fifty fifty seven greater lake tahoe area winter storm warning down effect in a blizzard warning is going to be in effect beginning at eight o'clock the roads are slick in slow in many spots do use extra caution give yourself some extra time as well ted anthony with the first traffic report of the morning on this thursday in just a few minutes from now the kqed public radio time seven after four good morning this is morning edition from npr news good morning i'm david greene and i am rachel martin president trump took a lot of members of his own party by surprise yesterday when he suggested that he's ready to take on the nra and fight for stricter gun control some of you people petrified of the heavy petrified trump was meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers about how to prevent gun violence at points it appeared as if the president was learning in real time about the history of the gun debate in this country and the legislation that has been tried before and he started suggesting things that drew shocked looks from around the room i like taking the guns yearly like in this crazy man's case that just took place in florida he had a lot of fires they so everything to go to court would have taken care of so you could do exactly what you're saying but take becomes first go through due process president trump also said he supports expanding background checks and restricting gun sales from some young adults the house has already passed its own version of a bill that improves background checks republican congressman ryan kostelic supports that he represents a suburban district of philadelphia and he joins us now on the line thanks so much for being with us congressman great to be with you good morning you were not in that meeting at the white house yesterday but i imagine you watch the coverage of its would you make of it well they're still an element of unpredictability on what the white house is willing to lean in on from may arm gun safety reform measure in.
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"By the listeners of kqed highs in the upper 50s to the mid 60s today for the bay area it's going to be mostly sunny for the sacramento valley sunny and breezy highs from fifty nine to sixty five degrees a warming trend four northern california begins today welcome to forum on michael krasny edward lansdale unnamed it probably is not the mayor to most of you by the name of a man who was a likely inspiration for the character colonel hallendale and grain greens novel the ugly american he was an influential shoulder soldier and a spy during the cold war era wasn't green green actually people thought he was a prototype for uh another graham greene novel will get into all that was maxblue but let me just began by saying next mood is here with us and studios of military historian his new book is called the road i take it and i know many of you recognize that from robert frost it profiles lansdale who was a maverick and who believed he knew how the united states could have prevailed in the vietnam war thus the titled the road not taken his road he joins us to discuss lansdale story the american tragedy in vietnam away also gonna talk to him about the latest news out of washington because smacks food is a wellknown staunch conservative and yet has been a vocal critic of president trump though he says his quote redefining american identity in white nationalist terms welcome back to form exploit delighted to be back michael police to have you back and i should say the last time you were here are you met uh mike tyson i believe that was less time you're here mike tyson said he was thrilled to meet max boot because he's a.
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"And the listeners of kqed we look for continued dry weather right through the middle of next week in the bay area that according to the national weather service a slight chance of rain sunday night and monday in sacramento and the northern sacramento valley the time the kqed at six minutes after eleven on a wednesday night time now for one eight with joshua johnson this program was previously recorded back bad this is one a i'm joshua johnson in washington will spend this hour with a pair of people who are changing the landscape of american feeder in a moment will hear from broadway producer jeffrey seller on his role in making shows like hamilton and avenue q into blockbusters first we meet kate shingle a film and stage actress who was selected to star in a national tour of the broadway musical fund home that show one five tony awards back in 2015 it's run recently ended when kate was 38 just two years ago she became the youngest person and only the third female president of actors equity the labor union that represents actors at stage managers in broadway shows and across the country we spoke earlier this year about how a tough issue like suicide can be effectively addressed in the format of a musical light fun home and how to be sensitive to younger theatregoers part of fund home is it has to do with a suicide story allison bechtel is a real person who wrote a book called fund home which has been turned a new musical and her father died when she was a freshman in college in the family believes it was a suicide and so you know these themes i think are important for artist to be able to deal with partially because they're difficult but at the same time i think it's it's a very fine line between dealing honestly on artistically with a topic like suicide and making it seem sexy two kids i would still point to dear at enhance and for example the got a bunch of tony nominations that deals with a suicide in a school that i personally can't stop listening to the the cast album of heather's from the offbroadway production last year which you know the.
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"And by the listeners of kqed lots of sunshine the rest of the afternoon lots of sunshine generally for the rest of the weekend and warmer temperatures according to the national weather service significantly warmer temperatures for tomorrow and on sunday bay area hives in the '60s and '70s today sacramento are high of 75 is forecast warmer temperatures in the 80s tomorrow for the sacramento valley this is science friday i am i replayed to what do you and i have in common with jellyfish heart to think of something we share river soft on joining marine creature with tentacles but we do have something in common and that is sleep yes jellyfish sleep and the weird part is a jellyfish to have no brain and they can still sleep i always that writing this week in the journal current biology researchers describe how they discovered this unexpected behavior in an upside down jellyfish joining me to tell the tale is one of the authors of that report clear bed brooke is a graduate student viviana greta noah's laboratory in a division of biology and biological engineering and caltex joins me from the campus of iraq of the science friday thank you so much for having me so this is a really interesting tale you didn't really how did you decide the study sleeping jellyfish yes so it it really started way uh my two friends ravi nath and michael and abrams and myself on wanting to work on a project together and we really interested in this basic question of do all animals sleep and we decided to get it that by actually an asking and hopefully end during the question which is how can served is sleep across animals and so what did you do so we studied on this one jellyfish called cassiopeia which is an as the upside down jellyfish and we showed that this jellyfish on has these three e key behavioral characteristics to prove that it actually has asleep state and they are so the first one is on that the.
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"Very weather today clouds zoom the morning some patchy fog and drizzle as well and cloth persisting near the coastal marc lamont hill lived through the day of partly cloudy to sunny though elsewhere around the bay area eyes anywhere from the '60s headed to the mid '80s sacramento valley mostly sunny today high speedy 6094 i michael faith to here is your wednesday morning morning edition on kqed public radio a 3o seven it's morning edition from npr news i'm rachel martin and i'm alpha chang after the violence in charlottesville a member of president trump's national diversity that he council says the white house should purge itself of those who disparaged diversity starting with the president's chief strategist steve bannon how dare paula mahrez is president and ceo of the us hispanic chamber of commerce he says bannon's resignation is needed to maintain any credibility with minority communities after what he calls trump's shallow belated and feckless response to white supremacists them and bigotry how they are pelham as joins us now thank you for being with us thank had meal now during the presidential campaign you rationally quite critical of donald trump but you vowed he would work with the white house let's listen to what you said back then this man is now the prison the united states of america and as an american you got to shoulder the burden and i did not anticipate being called upon but i was and so i'm going to do everything i can to help doing everything you can to help so given the past few days do you think you will stay on the president's nash montaigner city council you know i i think at this point uh my role an an and the people that are here um at focused on where we go from here and in terms of immigration before and after we can actually him you know this is a good about serving a resident it's a battering the american people about your remark and issuing key of american job creator in action air so you willing t scat but but how can you stay with a president who you seem to think is just exacerbating racial tensions honky worth lane well i think one of the one of the things that needs to happen immediately uh is the termination of steve bannon and.