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"shumita basu" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

11:16 min | 2 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on The Takeaway

"I'm the best sue in for tenzing Vega and you're listening to the takeaway shaking hands Unnecessary in person meetings buffets. Those are just some of the things that New York Times bestselling author Lovey. Aja Jones has on her ditch list for when we go back to our routines post pandemic in her viral piece for Zora a publication on medium for by and about women of Color. Lovey wrote that. When we do return to work and to our post Cova daily life. Our sense of normal will be forever changed by this pandemic. So what should we keep? And what should we ditch just here? We don't want you anymore. I spoke with lovey. Who's the author of? I'm judging. You and asked her why. She sees the global timeout as an opportunity. First of all a lot of people were facing a burn out from just running themselves ragged because the world has caused us to constantly be on the go. So I'm like I feel like it's an opportunity for us to figure out. Okay that's slow down that you probably wanted. Of course you didn't want it to come with a whole pandemic but we are now sitting at home. We now have the time and hopefully the space to do the thing that we were looking forward to doing or even catching up on sleep you know. So on that level. It's definitely opportunity for people to figure out what they need to be doing that. It's going to fulfill them. Serve them. You know make them recharge their batteries. So yeah so. Let's start with the ditch list. What do you think we will leave behind as a society after this pandemic what? I want us to leave behind. Shaking hands and hugging strangers. Like shaking hands by itself is like a greeting as a cultural greeting. I already was like really like it because think about it. We all have different standards of hygiene and we're finding out now that a lot of people aren't properly washing their hands like they haven't been and just as a habit so we're all constantly exchanging GERMS BHAI assistant on shaken hands. It doesn't really serve us. Can we just you know. Bow Curtsey Kinda forever. I'm fine with that. There's other ways to greet each other. That does not involve. Let me put my palm your palm so my my mom from Iran and Iranian culture is big on the kiss on the cheeks. Like usually they'll do to kisses on the cheek as a greeting and sometimes even three kisses on the cheek alternating cheeks. Are we ever going to go back to that? Yeah I mean I can be okay with their but I'm okay with that for people who I know in love. I think a lot of US need human touch. Of course I think humans need contact. I think especially business settings things like shaking hands and hugging. We can do away with but of course when you see your loved one. We you see your friend absolutely. Let's hug it out but it's like Oh this is somebody who I just met now. We're like mashing wastes now. I think we should get rid of that. She weighs so on twitter. Zora MAG tweeted out. What else should we leave behind? Yeah and over a thousand people chimed in there. Yeah I feel like one thing that lots of people were saying to leave behind from all. This is even the concept of of offices and going into the office and especially commuting because a lot of people are commuting by. Subways are if you're commuting on public transportation a lot of people. It seemed in that twitter response. Where saying I think we could. I think we could leave that so I don't agree with that. Oh why I worked from. I worked myself. I work from home but really I. I work from the world basically because I travel a lot. I think what we're also realizing especially with this. Everybody locked in their houses offices. Even though it's not required for every business we don't have to go into the office five days a week. I do think we still need base where people can can co work together in some way I think is isolation is she showed us that you know what it actually is. Good too sometimes. See other people in the creative space. So I'm saying I think we shouldn't necessarily completely get rid of the concept of going into the office of community but I think it's going to be reimagined will love you said you like to travel. Someone suggested that we leave behind middle seats on airplanes which I thought was kind of a good one. I can support that. Actually saw a graphic of what they said. It would look like if they decide to do that. I'm fine with that because already planes. We are packed on top of each other. Middle seats are miserable. Someone suggested I like even the little things that people were saying. We might consider leaving behind. Someone said blowing out birthday candles and a lot of people like that comment. I guess the season pretty messy blow outside. Agreed because when you're blown cake depend on. How many candles there are. You Bassi spitting on the Kate. I think there should be a little piece of the cake that's cut out for the celebrants to blow out. That nobody else touches them. The rest of the cake less not have it be the candle all over it. Yeah no I'm I'm I'm a fan of that. What about the flip side? What have we been doing more of during this time that maybe we should try and hold onto. I love how we're all staying connected to those. We love you know because we have braved. Go outside because we have to see anybody. We're actually making sure to connect with friends that we haven't talked to in a long time like we're video chatting more regularly with our loved ones. We're doing family group chats that which which we never did before and I think there's some there's so much value in that human to human connection. We are also understanding that the things that we took for granted which is being able to hug our family. Our friends our parents. We can't take it for granted the next time we can the next time. We get out of this foolishness. We won't be like you also see my mom. I'm going to skip on it today. We're going to run over there so that whole staying connected to those. We love is something that when we are out of this we have to hold. Dear continued to hold dear. You also mentioned that Thanking essential workers should continue post pandemic. That's something that it seems like. A lot of people have been reminded of in this moment. How do we keep people connected to this idea when the pandemic isn't front and center anymore? Unfortunately what we value what we value the most. Are things like entertainment and you know we value business leaders which valuable I understand we have. We take for granted the people who are underpaid but essential to make our lives easier to make our lives even work you know. The Nurses Doctors Lab Techs Grocery store workers even morticians right and for us. I think it's a cultural reckoning so also remind us that when even before this we should have been very grateful for essential workers and especially after this. We need to make sure that we do not relegate them to the margins of society we do not under compensate them. We don't take their work for granted. And how we keep that in mind is honestly. I think we're going to have to make some halls sweeping changes. How much are we paying them can do? They have the shouldn't just be getting a living wage. They should be able to thrive in their lives as they are putting themselves on the line every single day to serve the greater community. So we we gotta keep that same grateful energy and I think when all of this is done we all have to reflect on how we thought right now like we. We need to kind of keep tabs on on how this moment felt and then go back to it when we feel like we're losing sight of it My guest is Lovey Ajayi Jones. She's a New York Times bestselling author of the book. I'm judging you thank you so much for being with us. Levy thank you for having me and have been hearing from you about the changes daily life that you'd like to keep around and those that you're eager to throw away when this is all over. Hi this is Mary from Philadelphia. I'm trying harder to overcome my insomnia so that I can keep my immune system in the best possible shape. I don't think I'm ever going to resume shaking hands or if I do it'll be maybe a couple of years from now and also I'm GONNA be washing my hands more frequently or using sanitizer more frequently. Hi My name is Karen and I'm calling from Massachusetts. I hope to leave behind the hustle and bustle racing from one thing to the next is hard. It's been to be isolated. I live alone and I wish my kids and my grandkids my friends and my coworkers but I have appreciated the opportunity to slow down a bit Steve. From Borden Town New Jersey. My lifetime most likely will not be returning to restaurant is also as we used to. I just don't see how wants to be around large groups of people anytime soon. Julie's Hopkins Minnesota my pre coded state was working all the time and now that I have been five weeks. Out of work due to state mandated closure of my type of business as a massage therapist. I have had plenty of time to instill some great self care practices like daily meditation cooking for myself going on daily walks and taking care of both my physical and mental well-being and I hope to keep my code resolutions Once I do get back to work here hopefully in a few weeks here in Minnesota my name is Carmen Martorell. I'm calling from New York City. I have not ridden subways or buses since the beginning of the pandemic and I will continue not to do that now as I do. Not Think it's safe and the subways and buses are overcrowded. No matter what time of the day or night you ride on them and until there is a dramatic change scheduled frequency and the cleanliness. I could not even consider. This is a question and my wife. And I get closer to my mid Seventies. I have to be careful even though I'm very healthy for six years I've been substitute high. School teacher can't plan to continue since I love doing it but now I wonder type retired again until there's axiom very effective drugs to treat because I came. I expect where mass say. Wait from people. Shaking hands will be difficult not to do call and give us your thoughts. You can leave a message at eight. Seven seven eight my take. Thanks for listening during these times. I'm Shumita Basu in for Tenzin Vega and this is the takeaway see you tomorrow..

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:44 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Does call for a military uprising to oust longtime leader nNcholas Maduro Maria Bello was born and raised in Venezuela and a gathering of the Venezuelan consulate yesterday. She said many, friends and family back home taken to the streets. But it says a horrible because like a violent response from Florida wouldn't be as her price because that's that's exactly how he's people also rallied in union square yesterday, the US and dozens of other nations recognize quite oh as the interim president of Venezuela. Meanwhile, Madero is refusing to step down from office. Anti-semitic assaults are surging. According to a report from the Anti-Defamation League. WNYC's Matt Katz reports of the three hundred and forty antisemitic incidents in New York last year seventeen were salts orthodox Jews in Brooklyn where the primary targets. There's also a spike in anti semitic. Flyers by white supremacist groups in New Jersey, upstate New York. I've Bernstein is the New York and New Jersey regional director successful in helping to lone wolf individual become more and more activated deadly lone-wolf attacks against Jews occurred, six months ago at a Pittsburgh synagogue and again last weekend near San Diego. Nationally, fifty nine people were victims of anti-semitic assaults last year up from twenty one year before some New York City, council members say sexual harassment and assault and public schools has become a crisis. Helen rosenthal. Chairs the council's committee on women and gender. She says the education department doesn't have the staffing or policies in place to address it their best dancer was we put up posters at schools. Are. We pass out brochures. Some staff are trained there were thirty four hundred reported sexual assaults in city schools last year and after going from startups to behemoths in less than a decade. Uber lifts or essentially enacting a hiring freeze in New York City. WNYC shumita Basu has more. Uber in lifts say, they're not accepting any new drivers until existing ones. Leave the industry both felt compelled to hit pause because of the new wage regulations. That now require at base drivers to make at least seventeen dollars and twenty two cents an hour. Brooklyn councilmember Brad Lander who introduced the wage Bill says he expected it to play out this way gave them the incentive to make sure they've got the right number drivers out for the right there are so that customers gifted service and drivers and earn wage. New York is the first city in the country to adopt a minimum pay for at base drivers. Forty percent chance of some light rain later on this morning. Otherwise cloudy today with the near steady temperature around fifty two degrees. Fifty three degrees overcast right now in New York. It's seven seven.

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"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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"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

"This is all of it from WNYC. I'm shumita Basu a reporter here at WNYC in for Alison Stewart this hour on all of it a celebration of no Ruz the Persian new year. Our first guest is the owner of the restaurant. So Fred Naseem, Allah, Connie sofa is messy first foray as a restaurant tour. We'll talk about provision for the restaurant and the Persian food scene in New York City and later a chat with and performance by Persian musician. Pat harm hadn't he finally will take off all of its cafe Carlyle miniseries with jazz singer, Tierney Sutton. This is all of it from WNYC. I'm shumita Basu. I'll see you on the other side of the news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. New Zealand Prime Minister, Justin the are Dern promise to change her nation's gun laws following last Friday's massacre to boss kicks in Christ Church. Six days later comes this announcement today, I'm announcing that New Zealand will ban all military style semi automatic weapons. We will also ban all assault rifles are Dern says orders effective immediately. She says banned firearms will be listed on a website by Friday and urges current owners to make arrangements to hand the weapons over to police as part of a buyback program. Meanwhile, funerals are still being held for victims of the Christ Church tax which claimed fifty lives European and Canadian regulators say they'll conduct their own probe into changes being made at.

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"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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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:34 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That swept across Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. Economists are expecting the US unemployment rate to drop slightly when the numbers for February are released this morning by the Labor Department. The forecast is for the economy to evaded one hundred eighty two thousand jobs. This is NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm shumita Basu. Michael Cohen is suing the Trump organization claiming it failed to pay nearly two million dollars toward his legal defence the lawsuit filed yesterday in New York state court claims the president's company stopped paying Cohen's mounting legal fees after he began cooperating with federal prosecutors, it alleges breach of contract and seeks damages on Cohen's behalf. Cohen who is president. Trump's former lawyer pleaded guilty in August to tax crimes lying to congress and campaign finance violations. The Trump organization has not responded to several requests for comment. New York students in the public university systems are calling on lawmakers in Albany to close the gap between the tuition assistance program or tap. And the rising cost of attending college. Karen DeWitt reports when state aid falls short schools have to make up the nearly one hundred fifty million dollar difference. Students who spoke at the rally say the so-called tax gap has led to erosion of class offerings and services at campuses. Other students say they face long waits for healthcare appointments and answers from understaffed and overstressed financial aid offices. I'm a proud graduate of queens college assemblywoman Deborah Glick, whose the higher education committee chair also spoke at the rally she says the maximum limit for tap awards needs to increase to keep pace with the tuition hikes. And she says it needs to be part of the next state budget, a coalition of pastors civil rights leaders and legislators in New Jersey is calling on police brutality victims to share their stories in a series of public. Forums WNYC's? Karen rouse reports. N double ACP attorney Greg staff says for too long authorities have blamed a few bad apple cops when excessive forces used he says that's unacceptable. You don't go to a hosp. Title and here. Well, that's surgeons a bad. Apple you don't get on an airplane and say, well, we got a few bad, apple pilots. And we can't have police officers and police departments to think that way the coalition hopes hearing the firsthand accounts of police.

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To feel the sting of climate change were the last that can do something about it. This crisis isn't just a charter graphing more. The impacts are being felt everywhere. The two-term Washington governor is not as well known as other top handed to have already entered the race the making climate change the crux of his campaign could help him carve out a unique spot with global warming becoming a rising concern, especially among progressives and young people. Jessica Taylor NPR news, Washington. Israel's attorney general says he's preparing to indict prime. I'm Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges NPR's Daniel estrin explains. The allegations he's accused in three separate cases of the attorney general has put out very detailed allegations they boil down to Netanyahu's dealings with businessmen and his alleged efforts to control press coverage. The most serious allegation is that Netanyahu used his authority to approve regulations business deals that allegedly netted close to half a billion dollars for a businessman and an exchange Netanyahu got to dictate a positive coverage about him in about himself in the businessman's news websites NPR's, Daniel estrin Netanyahu has furiously denied the charges. North Korea is rejecting President Trump's report that North Korean leader Kim Jong UN demanded the US lift all economic sanctions on his country. North Korea says it asks for a partial lifting of sanctions at this week's summit in Vietnam. Officials allege President Trump's demands were too excessive. You're listening to NPR. This is WNYC in New York. I'm shumita Basu advocates are pressuring atop New Jersey Democrat support a Bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. WNYC's Matt Katz reports advocates say assembly speaker Craig Coughlin is blocking a vote on a driver's license Bill. They rallied outside his office after dropping off a petition with fifteen thousand signatures and a state with limited. Public transit. Driver's licenses are needed to get to work school and the hospital said Christian Estevez of the Latino action network people we have that are licensed and trained and insured Abedin is for all drivers for all. For all the jersey residents undocumented immigrants in New York are also lobbying for drivers licenses a spokesperson for Coughlin said he's still reviewing the legislation. A Newark resident is accused of dumping more than three football fields worth of. Of trash under elevated highways in the City, New Jersey, attorney general Garcia gray wall is charging Dila Bryant with illegally collecting and dumping construction debris lead paint and medical waste for more than a year gray wall says one of the sites underneath an elevated section of I seventy eight also served as an illegal dumping site in the nineteen eighties. Here we are thirty years later having the.

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"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"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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WNYC 93.9 FM

05:30 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The house oversight committee says whistle blowers raised concerns about the Trump administration's push to release sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. Good evening. I'm shumita Basu. This is all things considered on WNYC. President Trump is moving forward with creating a space force as a new branch of the military in two thousand twenty news. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he's making another run at the White House that puts him in a crowded pool of progressive potential candidates and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died. He was known for revitalizing the Chanel brand in the eighties. He was like an emergency. Doctor who applied you know, electric shock to this corpse and suddenly brought it back to life. We'll talk about his lasting Mark on the fashion world. But first news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer federal judge presiding over. Roger stone's criminal cases ordering him to appear in court this week NPR's. Ryan Lucas reports. Stone had posted a photo on his Instagram account was widely interpreted as a threat against the judge. The photo stone posted of judge Amy Berman Jackson includes a caption that criticizes her and calls her quote in Obama appointed judge, but it's a symbol in the upper left hand corner that looks like crosshairs that some say amounts to a threat against judge Jackson, the Instagram posts came days after the judge imposed a gag order in the case barring attorneys for making public statements about it or any of the parties from discussing the case near the courthouse. The gag order did not however prohibit stone from speaking publicly about the case in general now judge Jackson is ordering stone to appear on Thursday to explain his Instagram posts, and why the gag order and his conditions of release should not be modified or revoked stone has already filed an apology with the court calling. Photo improper Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington. President Trump has signed an order to begin the process of establishing a United States space force as NPR's Jeff Bromfield explains. What Trump wants to do require an act of congress. President Trump called for the creation of a space force back in June of last year. This latest directive provides more details. Trump had wanted it to be a fully independent branch of the military. But this directive would make it part of the air force. At least initially. It's commander would be a member of the joint chiefs of staff. This arrangement would require an act of congress. And today's directive instructs the secretary of defense to begin drafting proposed legislation while awaits for space. Forced the administration hopes to create a separate space command that we coordinate many of the military satellites for things like communications and navigation Jeff from NPR news, Washington. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is giving it another. Go Sanders announcing today, he's officially a candidate for president. In the twenty twenty race, the seventy seventy self-described democratic socialists challenged Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination in two thousand sixteen today. He announced he plans to seek the nomination again three years ago. People were saying, oh, Bernie ideas of radical near extremely American people won't accept them. Well, it turns out that three years have come and gone in many of these ideas that I talked about very very popular Sanders positions on policy such as free college tuition and single payer healthcare at one of a loyal following Indiana is the race will strong name recognition genders joins an already crowded field of Democrats hoping to take on Republican President Donald Trump. The nation's homebuilders are more confident heading into the busy spring home buying season. That's according to a new national association of homebuilders Wells Fargo index out today shows a four point increase in confidence from the previous month. Stocks gained ground today. The Dow is up eight points, the NASDAQ rose fourteen points today, you're listening to NPR. This is. WNYC in New York. I'm shumita Basu the final. Public advocate debate takes place tomorrow night. WNYC's brigid Bergen reports the crowded field is starting to narrow seven of the seventeen candidates on the ballot for public advocate. We'll take the stage and what's dubbed the leading contenders. Debate that's down from ten in the first beat the campaign finance sports. Criteria require candidates to participate in the city's matching funds program reasons. Spend more than one hundred and seventy thousand dollars by last Friday's deadline and secure an endorsement from at least one organization now that Amazon has dropped its plans for a Long Island city campus, a dominant issue in the first debate candidates are expected to tackle issues, like affordable housing criminal Justice, and how the public advocate can hold city agencies accountable. A New York appeals court has ruled that police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure. A panel of judges decided today that video recorded. I body cameras. Does not constitute a personnel record, and therefore is not covered by state law that keeps those records. Secret NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill called the ruling important for transparency the police benevolent association, which fought the release citing privacy and safety. Concerns says it thinks the decision is wrong, and is considering options for appeal New York public radio was among several news organizations that filed briefs in the case arguing the footage is vital to police accountability. And people in New York and New.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"shumita basu" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"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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"WNYC dot org slash events. You're listening to all of it on WNYC. I'm shumita Basu from the WNYC newsroom. In for Alison Stewart now is the time of the week in the show where we slow it down. And listen to a few classical music compositions with our colleague clemency Burton hill. She is w QSR's creative director for music and arts, and she has a new book out called year of wonder classical music to enjoy day by day. It's what it sounds like. It's a collection of songs and compositions one for each day of the year with an accompanying anecdote or a backstory for every piece last week. We heard from Bach and Schubert clemency. Welcome back to all of it. Thank you so much. How lovely to see so nice to see you here too. So tell us what you have for us this week. He liked to pick three different dates. What are we starting with? Well, we start with a piece of choice for the sixteenth of January, and it's totally cheating. You just said that each day of the year. I provided a little context backstory and ordinarily that is the case I was gonna say. Perhaps the second is at the composition. I really try to not only demystify the music, but also humanize the people who wrote the music and created it this one though middle of January are we feeling middle of January. So with apologies to nondrinkers or anyone attempting dry January for this piece. I say, you know, what sometimes what really need in the middle of this month is music feels like a large glass of red wine. Not as expert is this context gets. It's a piece by Alexander scrubbing who is a Russian composer an attitude in c sharp minor. He was really very influential in his lifetime. But very quickly forgotten. He was also much influenced by Chopin, he's a very famous composer of piano works. So you can definitely hear that influence there. But I just happened to really love this attitude. And if like me, you're definitely feeling like this is a Monday in mid-january. Hopefully, this will provide a little sonic tonic. I see what you mean. Clemmie? It is like it's it's has.

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"Highs will reach forty seven degrees today then tonight, mostly clear skies, a low of thirty five degrees. Tomorrow looking mostly sunny with a high of forty eight right now in New York, forty four degrees, overcast skies at seven o'clock. This is WNYC FM HD and AM New York. Good morning. The political landscape of Washington changes today as a new congress is sworn in and Democrats take control of the house this as the partial shutdown of the federal government nears the two week, Mark. I'm shumita Basu. President. Trump says he's willing to let the shutdown last as long as it takes to get the billions of dollars. He wants for a border wall. I actually think it's bad politics. But I'm not thinking about the politics. I'm thinking about what's right, and what's wrong, and assistant coaches in the NBA typically make one hundred thousand dollars a year or more. So why does one talented female coach earn just a fraction of that? It's thursday. January third. This is morning edition on WNYC. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm deal Willman. It's day. Thirteen of the partial government shutdown. Lawmakers remain at odds over how to end the impasse. Even after key members of congress met with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday leaders from both parties went to the White House for a briefing on border security afterward. The only thing they seem to agree on was. There was no progress made on ending the shutdown. Democrats are moving ahead with the vote in the house on legislation that would fund the government, but the White House opposes the plan. That's NPR's share Roscoe the leaders. Meanwhile, are expected to meet again on Friday for further discussions, the US ambassador to Russia has visited Paul Whalen. He's the American who's been detained in Moscow since last Friday Wieland is an accused of espionage NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports according to the State Department embassador Jon Huntsman went to the fort Uva detention facility to offer assistance to Paul wheel the ambassador, then spoke by phone with Huilan's family. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo says he's trying to learn more about the charges. Then if the detention is not appropriate we will demand. His immediate return. Paul williams. Brothers says he was in Moscow for a wedding and denies. He's a spy wheel and served in Iraq with the marines receiving a bad conduct discharge in two thousand eight he currently oversees security at an auto parts company in Michigan. Michele Kelemen, NPR news. The State Department South Korea's spy agency is told lawmakers there that North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy has gone into hiding with his wife. The announcement followed unconfirmed reports that the diplomat had sought asylum from an unidentified western country. The last senior diplomat from North Korea to defect was the deputy ambassador in London in two thousand sixteen the Senate has confirmed President Trump's nominee to head the US census bureau. NPR's Hansie lo Wong reports that Stephen Billingham is set to take over the agency with a little more than a year before the twenty. Two thousand census begins. Stephen Dilling hands nomination was approved by unanimous voice, vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The census bureau has not had a permanent director for more than a year. Now Dilling is expected to lead the agency through the end of twenty twenty one he oversee the final preparations for the twenty twenty senses. It's expected to be the first US headcount to be conducted online, which brings cybersecurity risks doing have will also inherit seven lawsuits reconquer virtual new citizenship. Question added by the Trump administration during his confirmation hearing Dillingham said he would not voice an opinion on the issue. And that he's looking to the courts to decide whether the census bureau moves forward with the question on ceelo long. NPR news New York on Wednesday apple cut its quarterly forecast. Chief executive Tim cook says slowing iphone sales in China are to blame for the drop. It's a rare move for the company and shares of apple stock tumbled in after hours trading. The revenue drop is one indication of how the economic slowdown in China may be more severe than analysts had thoughts. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm should meet the best SU forty four degrees out right now. Going up to forty seven degrees and sunny later on today. Southbound n and q trains are running local from thirty fourth street herald square to canal street because of switch problems early morning trains are cancelled on the Long Island railroad Montauk branch because an unauthorized vehicle on the tracks was struck by a train. There are delays on the port Jefferson branch there too. And there are delays on the BQ e after a vehicle collision near metropolitan avenue. President Trump's clash with lawmakers over the federal budget has left thousands of government employees in the New York area out of work Antony sank is an employee at the New York branch of the Environmental Protection Agency. He works with the city and state to prevent pollution in nearby bodies of water since the shutdown began thirteen days ago saying has had to stop reviewing information from third parties. You have like, for example partners that upload their quality data. So there are things that pile up the president and democratic lawmakers are at odds over whether the federal budget will fund wall along the southwestern border with Mexico. And as you've been hearing, the twenty two thousand census is just around the corner and city leaders want all New Yorkers to get counted. Even those who are not documented despite efforts by the White House to ask about citizenship, congressman Adriana Espaillat has spoken often about coming to this country as an undocumented immigrant. He says an undercount in the city hurts everything that gets federal funding like schools, but it doesn't hurt just undocumented kids in school era Jolla kids because if the funding short is going to be short for everybody. The count is also used to determine the number of representatives each state has in congress officials have been warning New York that it's on pace to lose one or two representatives which could be made worse by an undercount. And the number of murders. In Brooklyn fell below one hundred last year. It's a milestone that Brooklyn district. Attorney Eric Gonzalez says was once believed unattainable, he says the decline in homicides also occurred parts of Brooklyn that were once considered the most violent parts of the city driving up the murder rate, including his childhood neighborhood, east New York the year, I was applying to the DA's office. There were a hundred and twenty six homicides in east New York that yeah, that's what motivated me to want to get involved in law enforcement this year, we had six citywide there were two hundred eighty nine murders last year. That's also a record low. According to preliminary numbers, the NYPD is expected to release its complete crime report for twenty eighteen sometime later on today. There's a forty percent chance of light rain in the next few hours, but it should clear up by nine o'clock mostly sunny day ahead with highs reaching forty seven forty four degrees now at seven oh seven support for NPR comes from K Buxbaum and supported the David Gilkey and Sabio LA Timana memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments impeachment..

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"From NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm no well king. Good morning Bennett. College needs to raise five million dollars in about four weeks. The North Carolina school is one of the few historically black women's colleges in the US for years. It has struggled financially and last month the regional body that accredits colleges decided to revoke Bennett's accreditation. The college is appealing the decision and working to raise money Phyllis worthy. Dockings is the colleges. President. She's on the line with me now. Good morning. Good morning. Why is Bennett in such financial trouble? Well for a number of years, and I would take it back to the market crashed in two thousand eight followed by the issues, we had an art how H Keisha in regards to the parent plus loan issues. We had at that time two thousand nine and two thousand ten what the pale and that was at a time just before the market crash when we had a record enrollment, and we built three new buildings on campus. So from there with the market crash and the other issues are raised enrollment started to decline, and so the problem we have now has picking years, and so while we did well with our record audit last year and increasing enrollment we just had one good year that showed that we're splitting going forward and making changes on campus. But that's basically what happened. So crediting bodies Abbadi sided of financial resources. I'm richard. So basically something that has gone on for a number of years starting with the financial crisis. Like a lot of institutions you've launched a major fundraising drive. How is that going? Slowly, Sean, a good return on investment enough social media campaign. So far we raised over a million dollars twenty five million. So what about twenty nine days out from February? I didn't line. And so we we stepping up a Atherton a variety of different ways to raise those funds. I wanna give you an opportunity to tell our listeners. What you think Bennett college has to offer students that other schools don't. Well, I would just say they're getting college producers spun nominal women. Strong women African American women and women of color who become leaders in their field to crouch NAR. Carolina the nation and the world and the women are wrapped in in a sisterhood. That promote mentoring promote social Justice and advocacy work in the community along history of your students being involved in the civil rights movement as well, just briefly, what are you telling current students and prospective students. I'm telling them first of all to return before they left during exam week. I've had to tell how meeting with them and the students overwhelminly place to return also asked those to ask to help fundraise and in terms of fundraising, we asking people to give on our website at WWW dot Bennet dot EDU slash donate Phyllis worthy. Dawkins is president of Bennett college. Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate it. Thank you. This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Noel king. And I'm Rachel Martin. It's WNYC. I'm shumita Basu. Marketplace. Morning report is next and later on morning edition. Does it matter where you go to college for rich white guys apparently not so much? It matters much more the person the comedy teen than the institution you graduate from at twenty two. But if you're not rich, and you're not white, then you're not a guy. It's a different story. We'll have more on that coming up next hour..

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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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"Gallow state one person was killed during stone-pelting in the state capital to the one on the put him police had to resort to tear gas and water Gannon's to control the writers gouvernement from the band age group manage to enter the hilltop shrine under police protection on Wednesday. These started their ascent just after midnight arriving at the temple around three thirty in the morning. Social activists royalty this. I has campaigned for women's entry into temples and mosques he or she is on India today. Congratulating the two women, Chevron deer meadow Maloney prevision. Yeah. This is a historic win for a quality and a triumph of women's strength. Fearful believe that the celebrate DD laud, I about whom the temple is dedicated to shoot didn't have contact with young women some field immediate destruction to him and others thing. Menstruating women are impure devoted digestion Panicker feels betrayed. I'm extremely disappointed by the fact that the get on and the police department tried to sneak in this lady's into this shine India's ruling Hindu-nationalist partition party has called for forty eight hour strike starting today. The BJP which is the body of India's prime minister Narendra Modi has been spearheading. The effort to keep women out of the temple even though just supreme court ruled in September that the ban was discriminatory. Despite that ruling women were not let in the two women who manage to enter on Wednesday Arendal police protection following their visit priest temporarily close the shrine to perform what they call purification rituals Sushmita partake NPR news, Mike. This is NPR news. And this is WNYC. Good morning. I'm shumita Basu early morning. Trains are cancelled on the Long Island railroad Montauk branch because an unauthorized vehicle on the tracks was struck by train. There are also delays on the port Jefferson branch and on the subways. Northbound D N arch trains are running with delays. Also delays on the B Q E this morning. There has been a vehicle collision near metropolitan avenue. A chance of rain early this morning right now. Forty four degrees at six thirty WNYC is supported by Amazon studios, presenting Cold War, a decade spanning love story between two mismatched people in postwar Europe, starring Joanna cooling and directed by Pablo public kofsky now playing. This is WNYC ninety three point nine FM and AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation..

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

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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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Nipah virus outbreak claims three lives in India

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"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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Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

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

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02:30 min | 4 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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Crowds clash with riot police in Barcelona as ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany

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02:47 min | 4 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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