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"stephen bashar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:30 min | 10 months ago

"stephen bashar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Power to more than half a million of its customers with the vast majority of New Orleans expected to have power back tomorrow. Stephen Bashar ha from member station WGBH M reports hundreds of thousands along the Gulf Coast, though good without power for much of the month. Most people in New Orleans have their lights back on, but some neighborhoods like Venetian Isles will have to wait longer because of how badly they were damaged. Crews are having to used cranes to lift down polls over homes along the Gulf Coast damages. And worse, Some people may have to wait until October to get power restored about 30,000 power poles have been knocked out across the state, more than the number damaged by hurricanes. Delta, Zeta and Katrina combined Energy says customers should not expect the price are paying for electricity to go up. But months from now, Louisiana residents could see steeper power bills when regulators factor in the cost of restoring the grid. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Bass. Aha. The Taliban have formed an interim government in Afghanistan, as NPR's Jackie Northam explains. Among the senior leaders are battle hardened fighters who are core members of the organization. Afghanistan's interim government is made up of the Taliban's old guard. The new leader is Mullah Mohammad Hassan Kunde. He's considered a hardliner from Kandahar and is headed the Taliban's leadership Council for 20 years. Deputy prime minister is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads up the Taliban's political office and was widely expected to become leader. There was no mention about the group's spiritual leader. Nor was there any indication that the new Afghan government would be inclusive involving other political parties and players as the Taliban had hinted. And there was no mention of a woman holding a ministerial role. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD Though some technical glitches appear to be causing problems, El Salvador says it is the first country to formally adopt crypto currency. Bitcoin is legal tender in its first few hours of adoption, even the country's president admitted problems with the initial rollout. On Wall Street. The Dow was down 269 points. This is NPR. This is W m I C in New York. I'm Sean Carlson, Several residents in Woodside, Queens, whose homes flooded last week during storm Ida now say they've gone sick from exposure to raw sewage. Three residents on the scene, Woodside Block started vomiting and having diarrhea, one of them of it. Mail was hospitalized yesterday after being diagnosed with norovirus and E. Coli to highly contagious diseases that can be waterborne. Sunday night was just a disaster where I was getting up every 15 minutes and couldn't hold down any fluids. A spokesperson for the city's Health Department says they haven't seen a citywide uptick in hospitalization for gastrointestinal issues. He said. They're monitoring the situation. The State Health Department recommends wearing rubber boots and gloves and an n 95 mask when cleaning out of flood damaged home. Officials at Rikers Island confirmed that another inmate has died in custody, marking or making it the ninth death at the jail this year. Commissioner Vincent Scrawled E says conditions are worse because uniform staff are not showing up to their shifts. Staff don't show up to work. Every aspect of our operations suffer. So do the employees who pick up the slack and the people in custody safety suffers. Guaraldi says he believes it's possible the staff are fading illness to get out of work. Department of Correction Stats show about 1416 Uniform personnel were out sick every day in August. That's more than double the number who took sick days in August of 2020. Corrections officer union did not return a request for comment. The country's largest LGBT Q rights organization, has fired its president for helping former New York governor Andrew Cuomo craft his public response to allegations of sexual harassment. Alphonso David had served as Cuomo's chief counsel from 2015 to 2019 when he became the first black man to run the human rights campaign. But the New York attorney general's report on the former governor found that David was one of several close allies who advise Cuomo on discrediting his accusers. Nonprofits board says that violated the conflict of interest policy in a Twitter posts. David denied wrongdoing and threatened legal action. For the rest of tonight. We should see clear skies love about 68, but we'll probably see more rain returned tomorrow in the afternoon high near 83 that rain will really pick up tomorrow night with the love about 69. It's w m I. C at 606. Support for NPR comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supporting those working towards a day when no one has to choose between paying rent, putting food on the table and protecting their health and the health of others are. W j f dot org This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington and I'm Ailsa Chang in Los Angeles. You have heard a lot about booster shots lately. Are they needed when will they be approved and who will actually get them? But there are still tens of millions of people in this country who aren't even eligible for a first vaccine shot. We're talking about Children, 11 years old and younger, The vaccine still is not authorized for them. And Dr Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, told NPR last month that he doesn't see a vaccine for kids coming before the end of this year. That timeline has prompted organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics to urge the Food and Drug Administration to accelerate its authorization process. Lee Savio Beers is a pediatrician and the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She joins us now. Welcome. Thank you so much for having me here. Okay. So before we get to this letter that you wrote, which urged the FDA to speed up approval of the vaccine for Children, can you just explain very briefly for us? Why is this taking so long in the first place? So I think one of the most important things to emphasize here is that the FDA authorization and approval process really is in place to make sure that when vaccines or any therapeutics actually are available that they're safe and effective And what we know in vaccine development for Children is that we are appropriately more cautious. Typically, vaccine development will start with adults and then we do what's called Agen Das de escalation. Where will then work backwards to younger and younger Children and make sure that the vaccine and the doses that were giving are also safe and effective for younger Children? Because Children are not just like little adults? They there are real issues to figuring out how to vaccinate Children specifically. Yes, absolutely. Children are smaller. They have different physiology there at a different stage of their development, and we want to make sure that anything that we approved for them that's authorized for them is safe and effective. Well, then let's turn to the letter that you wrote. To the FDA in this letter, you say that quote in our view, the rise of the delta variant changes the risk benefit analysis for authorizing vaccines in Children. Can you explain what is that risk benefit analysis in general? So one of the things that we think about every vaccine. Every medication has a potential side effect. And so does the risk outweigh the important benefit that this particular therapeutic can bring. So, for example, we know that covid 19 can be an incredibly serious illness, so it's important. To make sure that that we protect against that now we also know that for younger Children, the risk of severe covid infection is less. And so what we have to do is way is the risk of the vaccine, um less than or greater than the risk of Covid infection. Two Children, and I think it's very clear to us that the risk of covid in Children Far outweighs any potential risk of the vaccine. And just to be clear in this letter that you wrote, you argue that the FDA will have very soon the data it will need to authorize the vaccine for Children, right? Can you just explain what is that data that the FDA will have quite soon? Our understanding from what we're hearing from the clinical trial sites and from the manufacturers is that their trials are are fully enrolled in that At least one of the manufacturers expects to have data available to submit to the FDA, Hopefully, by the end of September, perhaps early in October, and so what That means is that once that data is submitted, the FDA will have a chance to look at it to determine, um the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine and consider the risk benefit for Children. Okay, but the FDA wants Six months of data. Why is that? Can you explain that discrepancy? And how important is that discrepancy?.

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"stephen bashar" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

06:14 min | 10 months ago

"stephen bashar" Discussed on WBUR

"Came ashore as a hurricane in Louisiana, and by the time it reached the Northeast, it was a tropical storm where the storms heavy rains claim far more lives than its winds, causing nearly 50 deaths in the northeast, mostly due to flooding. Biden says those who deny climate change is affecting whether he'd look no further than people are beginning to realize. This is much, much bigger than anyone was willing to believe, and the whole segment. Of our population, denying this thing called Climate change. President used the visit to again push his $1 trillion plus Infrastructure improvement plan, which is pending in Congress, saying rebuilding is needed to deal with future storms. Louisiana's largest electric utility, meanwhile, is restored power to more than half a million of its customers with the vast majority of New Orleans expected to have power back tomorrow. Stephen Bashar from member station, WBGO reports hundreds of thousands along the Gulf Coast. Though good without power for much of the month. Most people in New Orleans have their lights back on. But some neighborhoods like Venetian Isles will have to wait longer because of how badly they were damaged. Crews are having to use cranes to lift down polls over homes along the Gulf Coast damages it And worse, Some people may have to wait until October to get power restored about 30,000 power poles have been knocked out across the state, more than the number damaged by hurricanes. Delta, Zeta and Katrina combined Energy says customers should not expect the price are paying for electricity to go up. But months from now, Louisiana residents could see steeper power bills when regulators factor in the cost of restoring the grid. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Bass. Aha. The Taliban have formed an interim government in Afghanistan. As NPR's Jackie Northam explains. Among the senior leaders are battle hardened fighters who are core members of the organization. Afghanistan's interim government is made up of the Taliban's old guard. The new leader is Mullah Mohammad Hassan, a kung. He's considered a hardliner from Kandahar and is headed the Taliban's leadership Council for 20 years. The deputy prime minister is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads up the Taliban's political office and was widely expected to become leader. There was no mention about the group's spiritual leader. Nor was there any indication that the new Afghan government would be inclusive involving other political parties and players as the Taliban had hinted, and there was no mention of a woman holding a ministerial role. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD Some technical glitches appear to be causing problems. El Salvador says it is the first country to formally adopt Cryptocurrency Bitcoin is legal tender in its first few hours of adoption, even the country's president admitted problems with the initial rollout. On Wall Street. The Dow was down 269 points. This is NPR. This is 90.9. W. Bur. I'm Jack Lepi Ours in Boston. Medford's Board of Health is unanimously approved an indoor face covering order at its emergency meeting today. Starting Friday, everyone five and older will have to wear face coverings inside all public facilities, including restaurants, offices and houses of worship. The board cited a substantial increase in Covid cases between June and August for the mandate. The Suffolk County DA's Office says there are serious problems with a case that sent a man to prison nearly 50 years ago for a rape. He claims he did not commit. W bur Sally Jar Manning reports. The Da's office thinks Tyrone Clark should get a new trial. The victim in the case says Now she's not sure that her I d of Clark was correct and any evidence that Clark would use to prove his innocence through DNA was lost or destroyed. Clark's attorney, Jeff Harris, says. That leaves Clark with no options because that rape kit or that those medical records don't exist anymore. As the Commonwealth wrote in their motion, it's impossible for Mr Clark to fully prove his innocence. Rachel Rollins says her office will dismiss the case against Clark. If he's granted a new trial that would allow Clark to go free. After 48 years A judge still has to rule for 90.9. W bur. I'm Ali Jar Manning, Massachusetts fire chief say replacing the toxic foams they used to fight. Certain kinds of fires will be a major challenge. The films contain a group of environmentally hazardous chemicals known as P fast. State task forces working with fire officials on ways to take the forms out of service. But some departments say they need more financial support as they search for safety. Safer alternatives. U Mass medical School in Worcester is celebrating the biggest single donation ever made to the U. S. System. $175 million gift from billionaire investor Gerald Chan more than doubles, the school's endowment. Chan says he wants to draw attention to the urgent need to support state schools. Resources available to them lag far behind the resources available to the elite private universities. Notwithstanding the fact that it is the state universities that educate the vast majority of college students in this country, the school will be renamed the UMass Chan Medical School. The head of a climate research organization on Cape Cards, joining the by the administration's new climate and environment division. Philip Duffy, president and executive director of the Wood Well Climate Research center, will serve as senior climate adviser for the White House. In the forecast. It'll be mostly clear skies tonight lows, dropping to the lower sixties on sunshine tomorrow with highs in the low eighties and a chance of showers and maybe a thunderstorm late tomorrow night. Right now. 76 degrees in Boston. This is W bur were funded by you, our listeners and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supporting those working towards a day when no one has to choose between paying rent, putting food on the table and protecting their health and the health of others are wjbf dot org. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington and I'm Ailsa Chang in Los Angeles. You have heard a lot about booster shots lately..

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"stephen bashar" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

03:27 min | 10 months ago

"stephen bashar" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"To more than half a million of its customers with the vast majority of New Orleans expected to have power back tomorrow. Stephen Bashar ha from member station, WBGO reports. Hundreds of thousands along the Gulf Coast, though, could without power for much of the month. Most people in New Orleans have their lights back on, but some neighborhoods like Venetian Isles will have to wait longer because of how badly they were damaged. Crews are having to use cranes to lift down polls over homes along the Gulf Coast damages. Even worse, some people may have to wait until October to get power restored about 30,000 power poles have been knocked out across the state, more than the number damaged by hurricanes Delta Zeta and Katrina combined. Energy says customers should not expect the price are paying for electricity would go up. But months from now, Louisiana residents could see steeper power bills when regulators factor in the cost of restoring the grid. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Bass. Aha. The Taliban have formed an interim government in Afghanistan, as NPR's Jackie Northam explains. Among the senior leaders are battle hardened fighters who are core members of the organization. Afghanistan's interim government is made up of the Taliban's old guard. The new leader is Mullah Mohammad Hassan, a kung. He's considered a hardliner from Kandahar and is headed the Taliban's leadership Council for 20 years. The deputy prime minister is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads up the Taliban's political office and was widely expected to become leader. There was no mention about the group's spiritual leader. Nor was there any indication that the new Afghan government would be inclusive involving other political parties and players as the Taliban had hinted, and there was no mention of a woman holding a ministerial role. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD Some technical glitches appear to be causing problems. All Salvador says it is the first country to formally adopt Cryptocurrency Bitcoin is legal tender in its first few hours of adoption, even the country's president admitted problems with the initial rollout. On Wall Street. The Dow was down 269 points. This is NPR. 73 degrees at 504. I'm Alba Lara with WBZ news. The union representing 12,000 rank and file. Chicago police officers is one step closer to getting a new labor contract with the city. WB's Claudia Morel reports. Older men on the City Council's Workforce Committee unanimously approved the new labor deal today. It now advances to the full City council, scheduled to meet next week. They year agreement is the longest contract in city history. That's because he existing one expired four years ago. Alderman Raymond Lopez called it a win when this is the best deal possible for the Union for the city to move forward and to give us labor peace for both US and our police department. The agreement includes retroactive pay raises and new reforms aimed at holding bad cops more accountable. Claudia Morel. W B easy news. Chicago's average daily number of Covid 19 cases is flattening. Despite the Delta variant, the city is averaging 486 cases a day. That's up slightly compared to 483 cases a day last week. City's public health commissioner says she is most concerned for those who are unvaccinated as they face a greater risk of hospitalization and death. Should they become infected. Illinois House will be back in session this week, and members will likely consider a.

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"stephen bashar" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:17 min | 10 months ago

"stephen bashar" Discussed on KCRW

"Power to more than half a million of its customers with the vast majority of New Orleans expected to have power back tomorrow. Stephen Bashar ha from member station WGBH M reports hundreds of thousands along the Gulf Coast. Though good without power for much of the month. Most people in New Orleans have their lights back on. But some neighborhoods like Venetian Iowa's will have to wait longer because of how badly they were damaged. Crews are having to used cranes to lift down polls over homes along the Gulf Coast damages. Even worse, some people may have to wait until October to get power restored about 30,000 parables have been knocked out across the state, more than the number damaged by hurricanes. Delta, Zeta and Katrina combined Energy says customers should not expect the price are paying for electricity to go up. But months from now, Louisiana residents could see steeper power bills when regulators factor in the cost of restoring the grid for NPR News. I'm Stephen Base. Ah ha. The Taliban have formed an interim government in Afghanistan. As NPR's Jackie Northam explains. Among the senior leaders are battle hardened fighters who are core members of the organization. Afghanistan's interim government is made up of the Taliban's old guard. The new leader is Mullah Mohammad Hassan, a Kunde. He's considered a hardliner from Kandahar and is headed the Taliban's leadership Council for 20 years. The deputy prime minister is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads up the Taliban's political office and was widely expected to become leader. There was no mention about the group's spiritual leader. Nor was there any indication that the new Afghan government would be inclusive involving other political parties and players as the Taliban had hinted, and there was no mention of a woman holding a ministerial role. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD Some technical glitches appear to be causing problems. El Salvador says it is the first country to formally adopt Cryptocurrency Bitcoin is legal tender in its first few hours of adoption, even the country's president admitted problems with the initial rollout. On Wall Street. The Dow was down 269 points. This is NPR. At a three or four. This is KCRW news. I'm Matt Gillam. Amazon warehouse workers and advocates held a rally in Ontario today asking California lawmakers to pass assembly Bill 701. The measure would require warehouse employers like Amazon to disclose productivity quotas they impose on their workers and ban those that go against health and safety laws like punishing people for bathroom breaks. Sahariar Cow's Ghee is the executive director of the Warehouse Worker Resource Center. There are over 250,000 warehouse workers in Southern California. Many of these workers work under excessive quotas and pace of work rates. We believe that 87 or one will give workers reasonable protections against injuries and other issues that come Amazon warehouses have an injury rate that is twice the rate of other warehouses. You senior Barrera is a former Amazon worker from the inland Empire. I was injured at an Amazon trying to keep up with the pace of work. And Amazon did not care if they showed No type of interest in me being injured. Was hit in the eye and their response to me getting hit in the face was giving me a paper towel and told me to run it under cold water. Amazon says their performance targets are based on merit over time. The state Senate is set to vote on the bill this week before the legislative session ends. Residents who fled South Lake Tahoe because of the calendar fire are being allowed back home. Other communities remain in limbo that includes grizzly flats between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, which is where the fire first started nearly a month ago. Sergeant Eric Palm Berg with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says there's a lot of damage crews are trying to sift through. We literally have thousands, if not tens of thousands of trees that have been burned that a lot of those are going to be cut down as hazards. There's just a very large amount of debris up there. PGD is making repairs. Hamburg says Getting utilities Up and running hasn't been the only big challenge. Those homes do not currently have water because grizzly flat water is still trying to repair their service lines. So that is another reason so the infrastructure in the area Trying to make the repairs. Get that all up to speed. Crews continue to make progress on containing the Cal door fire. It's now about half surrounded, but there are still areas of concern around Kirkwood ski resort in the towns of Christmas Valley in Echo Lake. Meanwhile, to the north, thousands of firefighters continue to battle the Dixie Fire, which is now closing in.

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"stephen bashar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

03:50 min | 10 months ago

"stephen bashar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Power to more than half a million of its customers with the vast majority of New Orleans expected to have power back tomorrow. Stephen Bashar ha from member station WGBH M. Reports hundreds of thousands along the Gulf Coast, though good without power for much of the month. Most people in New Orleans have their lights back on, but some neighborhoods like Venetian Isles will have to wait longer because of how badly they were damaged. Crews are having to used cranes to lift down polls over homes along the Gulf Coast damages. Even worse, some people may have to wait until October to get power restored about 30,000 parables have been knocked out across the state, more than the number damaged by hurricanes. Delta, Zeta and Katrina combined Energy says customers should not expect the price are paying for electricity to go up. But months from now, Louisiana residents could see steeper power bills when regulators factor in the cost of restoring the grid for NPR News. I'm Stephen Base. Ah ha. The Taliban have formed an interim government in Afghanistan. As NPR's Jackie Northam explains. Among the senior leaders are battle hardened fighters who are core members of the organization. Afghanistan's interim government is made up of the Taliban's old guard. The new leader is Mullah Mohammad Hassan, a Kunde. He's considered a hardliner from Kandahar and is headed the Taliban's leadership Council for 20 years. The deputy prime minister is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads up the Taliban's political office and was widely expected to become leader. There was no mention about the group's spiritual leader. Nor was there any indication that the new Afghan government would be inclusive involving other political parties and players as the Taliban had hinted, and there was no mention of a woman holding a ministerial role. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD Some technical glitches appear to be causing problems. El Salvador says it is the first country to formally adopt Cryptocurrency Bitcoin is legal tender in its first few hours of adoption, even the country's president admitted problems with the initial rollout. On Wall Street. The Dow was down 269 points. This is NPR. Mm. Three of the world's major Christian leaders are calling on their brethren to pray that leaders take courageous steps to combat climate change. They made their declaration at the UN conference in November. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports Pope Francis and the leaders of the Anglican and Orthodox churches made the appeal and the first ever joint statement. The religious leaders are calling on delegates to the U. N climate conference in Scotland, to quote listen to the cry of the earth and make sacrifices to save the planet. Along with Francis Archbishop Justin Welby of the Anglican Community and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the first said the threat is no longer far off the extreme weather and natural disasters of recent months, they say, reveal a fresh to us and with great force and at great human cost. That climate change is not only a future challenge, but an immediate and urgent matter of survival. The Vatican will host a gathering of religious leaders and scientists in October to take a common stand ahead of the U. N conference. Sylvia Poggioli. NPR NEWS Rome Bidding battle for Kansas City Southern shows little signs of abating, The railroad announced that it's in talks with Canadian Pacific About the company's $31 billion bid for the rail line after regulators last week rejected a key part of of rival $33.6 billion offer from Canadian national Kansas City. Southern says its border over the weekend determine the lower bid from CP might be a better deal for the company. Gold Futures fell today. Oil down 94 cents a barrel to settle at 67 64 barrel in New York. I'm Jack Spear. NPR news in Washington. Yeah. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood.

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"stephen bashar" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:08 min | 10 months ago

"stephen bashar" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Power to more than half a million of its customers with the vast majority of New Orleans expected to have power back tomorrow. Stephen Bashar ha from member station, WGBH reports hundreds of thousands along the Gulf Coast. Though good without power for much of the month. Most people in New Orleans have their lights back on. But some neighborhoods like Venetian Iowa's will have to wait longer because of how badly they were damaged. Crews are having to use cranes to lift down polls over homes. Along the Gulf Coast damages. Even worse, some people may have to wait until October to get power restored about 30,000 power poles have been knocked out across the state, more than the number damaged by hurricanes. Delta, Zeta and Katrina combined Energy says customers should not expect the price are paying for electricity to go up. But months from now, Louisiana residents could see steeper power bills when regulators factor in the cost of restoring the grid. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Bass. Aha. The Taliban have formed an interim government in Afghanistan. As NPR's Jackie Northam explains. Among the senior leaders are battle hardened fighters who are core members of the organization. Afghanistan's interim government is made up of the Taliban's old guard. The new leader is Mullah Mohammad Hassan, a Kunde. He's considered a hardliner from Kandahar and is headed the Taliban's leadership Council for 20 years. The deputy prime minister is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads up the Taliban's political office and was widely expected to become leader. There was no mention about the group's spiritual leader. Nor was there any indication that the new Afghan government would be inclusive. Involving other political parties and players as the Taliban had hinted, and there was no mention of a woman holding a ministerial role. Jackie Northam NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD Some technical glitches appear to be causing problems. L Salvador says it is the first country to formally adopt crypto currency. Bitcoin is legal tender, where in its first few hours of adoption, even the country's president, admitted problems with the initial rollout. On Wall Street, the Dow was down 269 points. This is NPR support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood.

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