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04:14 min | 4 months ago

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"Administration has lied about George's elections integrity at the beginning In an effort to force their unconstitutional federal takeover of elections on American people and Secretary of State Brad raffensperger who got a shout out from Biden for defending the election results even outlined what he said federal lawmakers should do instead a four point plan including nationwide voter ID And real quick the debate for federal legislation obviously returns to Washington but what's next for voting in Georgia Well there's still 8 lawsuits over the voting Bill and lawmakers are considering even more changes to voting rules because surprise surprise it's an election year here in Georgia That is true That is Georgia public broadcasting Stephen feller Thank you so much Steven Thank you The U.S. has hit a new record for COVID hospitalizations and a new record for the number of children hospitalized too One place pediatric hospitalizations are rising quickly is Texas joining us to talk about this is Sarah willen Ernst of Houston public media hi there Hi Ari Bring us up to speed on the latest numbers So right now in Texas there are just under 400 kids hospitalized for COVID CDC data shows that a 600% increase here since mid December among kids 18 and under And so what does that look like on the ground Take us into a hospital Yeah so this crush of omicron cases in children is causing hospitalizations to surge statewide Here in Houston a Texas children's hospital pediatric COVID hospitalizations have been doubling every week over the past month or so Here spokesperson Natasha Barrett our teams have been in the hospital every day in and day out and it is heartbreaking to see what we're seeing in the halls of our hospital Just last week I saw babies in the ICU with COVID Sarah what are the ages and the vaccine status of the kids who are being admitted So a Texas children's about a third are under 5 so that's too young to even be eligible for the vaccine According to the Mayo Clinic only about 13% of kids 5 to 11 in Texas are vaccinated And that's below the national average for that age group of 17% In older kids that rate for Texas and the U.S. though is about 50% according to Mayo's numbers And doctor Adam ratner with the American academy of pediatrics says the trend of the unvaccinated making up most pediatric COVID hospitalizations is really nationwide now not just in Texas The vast majority of them are unvaccinated In some cases these are vaccine eligible kids who have not gotten vaccinated yet And in some cases we are seeing vaccinated kids who have been admitted to the hospital But in many of those cases these are kids with underlying medical issues and COVID is one of several things that tips them over into needing hospital admission What about the timing of this Is it all tied to the omicron variant Yeah The omicron variant is just a lot more infectious in general Kids 5 to 11 have been able to get vaccines since late October which really hasn't been all that long And Texas children is seeing not just COVID cases but other respiratory viruses including the flu while last one there was almost no influenza And in Texas there are also fewer restrictions now than this time last year The statewide mask mandate was dropped last march many schools now have mask optional policies and many more workers and students are back in person What's the forecast for the next few weeks about our hospitals and doctors expecting So researchers at the University of Texas they're projecting that omicron cases regardless of age will peak in mid January and then it will begin to decline So until then for frontline workers it's really a matter of treating these patients And for kids younger than 12 there aren't a ton of treatment options They're not eligible for the COVID antiviral pills which are in really short supply right now or for monoclonal antibodies that are effective against a Macron And as the doctors I talked to said the next few weeks is also about better getting the message out that the measures that we're familiar with vaccinating more people masking and social distancing can really help slow the spread That's Sarah willa Ernst of Houston public media Thank you.

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05:16 min | 1 year ago

"stephen feller" Discussed on KCRW

"What they don't want is election integrity, he says they just want to drum up doubts about the election to provide cover to pass these kinds of bills. Anyone who doesn't look like them or think like them, they don't want them to vote. They don't care of its people of color of discipline, some with disability, someone retired and elderly folks. If they're not looking like them or thinking like them, they're going to continue to introduce bills. To keep them from voting, making it more difficult. That's what this is about, and you'll hear that from legislative Democrats to as they try in vain. TOC stop some of these bills from passing. Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature here and Mary Louise. I would add here in Georgia, at least it all goes back to 2018. When the then Secretary of state Brian Camp ran for governor against voting rights advocates Stacey Abrams, a rematch this likely expected in 2022. All right, talking there with Stephen Feller of Georgia Public Broadcasting, Abigail since Kiev wk are in Lansing, Michigan, and been Giles of Cage's in Phoenix, Arizona, getting a round up of steps underway and their states to change voting laws in the wake of the 2020 election. Thanks. All three of you Thank you. Of course. Thank you. Vaccine makers, Visor and Madonna are testing how well their covert 19 vaccines work in kids, each 12 and up and as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports. If these trials show the vaccines are safe and effective, the shot could soon be authorized for use in this age group, perhaps by summer. Dr. Nicole Baldwin is a pediatrician practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio, and when her 16 year old daughter had the chance to be enrolled in the clinical trial of the Fizer vaccine, she did not hesitate. People keep discounting kids because they think, Oh, kids don't get that sick. They don't either vaccine. But she says Getting the under 18 population vaccinated could be beneficial, though most young people tend to have only mild infections. They do get it, You know, Not only are our teens getting infected and spreading it, but of the group of kids that get the sickest it tends to be. Our older kids are teenagers. Baldwin's daughter, Kendall says she was happy to roll a purse leave and be part of the vaccine trial. I feel like a lot of people my age, you're just kind of tired of everything going on missing out on so many activities, and the vaccine, she says, seems to be key to turning this around. So far, only the Fizer vaccine is authorized for teenagers. Her age 16 it up. This age group is much lower on the priority list, and supplies need to ramp up significantly, But ultimately, the goal is to be able to offer the vaccine to kids of all age groups. Dr Emily or building of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the vaccine makers have plans to expand their trials further. So, starting with age 6 to 12, for example, testing the right dose testing safety. Promised things with good moving down into younger Children, perhaps aged 2 to 6. This will take some time. But since trials don't need to be is large is the initial clinical trials and adults, Dr Anthony Fauci says. It could move fairly quickly so that hopefully By the time we get to the late spring and early summer, we will have Children being able to be vaccinated. According to the FDA is guidance. Scientists estimate about 70 to 85% of people need to be immune from the coronavirus to reach herd immunity. And given the kids make up about 20% of the population. Pediatrician least, Savio Beers, who is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says kids play an important role immunizing Children against the cove in 19 absolutely will contribute to her community. And the American Academy of Pediatrics has spoken out strongly to really urge the vaccine manufacturers treat pediatric trials with the same urgency that they have with adults. 16 year old candle. Baldwin will find out soon whether Got the placebo or the real thing, and she's waiting for the day. It's safe to do things that she misses most hanging out my friends and Going to restaurants or movies. But for now, it's time to stay vigilant, especially is more contagious variants of the virus circulate. It will still be months before everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. Allison Aubrey NPR news Black and Latino people are nearly three times more likely than white people to die from covert 19. Yet in big cities across the south, vaccines are easier to find and white, more affluent neighborhoods. More on that NPR investigation tomorrow on morning edition. This is all things considered from NPR news. KCRW sponsors include Netflix, presenting the documentary Dick Johnson is dead. As her father nears the end of his life. Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson uses their families dark humor to help them both face the inevitable awards eligible. Support for NPR come from it Last in makers.

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"stephen feller" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

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05:36 min | 1 year ago

"stephen feller" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"What they don't want is election integrity, he says they just want to drum up doubts about the election to provide cover to pass these kinds of bills. Anyone who doesn't look like them or think like them, they don't want them to vote. They don't care of its people of color of discipline, some with disability, someone retired and elderly folks. They're not looking like them or thinking like them. They're going to continue introduce bills to keep them from voting, making it more difficult. That's what this is about, and you'll hear that from legislative Democrats to as they try in vain. TOC stop some of these bills from passing. Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature here and Mary Louise. I would add here in Georgia, at least it all goes back to 2018. When the then Secretary of state Brian Camp ran for governor against voting rights advocates, Stacy Abrams, a rematch. This likely expected in 2022 Alright, tucking their with Stephen Feller of Georgia Public Broadcasting, Abigail since key of W. K a. R in Lansing, Michigan, and been Giles of Cage's in Phoenix, Arizona, getting a round up of steps underway and their states to change voting laws in the wake of the 2020 election. Thanks. All three of you Thank you. Of course. Thank you. Vaccine makers, Visor and Madonna are testing how well their covert 19 vaccines work in kids, each 12 and up and as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports. If these trials show the vaccines are safe and effective, the shot could soon be authorized for use in this age group, perhaps by summer. Dr. Nicole Baldwin is a pediatrician practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio, and when her 16 year old daughter had the chance to be enrolled in the clinical trial of the Fizer vaccine, she did not hesitate. People keep discounting kids because they think, Oh, kids don't get that sick. They don't need the vaccine. But she says Getting the under 18 population vaccinated could be beneficial, though most young people tend to have only mild infections. They do get it, You know, not only are our Keane's getting infected and spreading it, but of the group of kids that get the sickest it tends to be. Our older kids are teenagers. Baldwin's daughter, Kendall says she was happy to roll a purse leave and be part of the vaccine trial. I feel like a lot of people my age, you're just kind of tired. Of everything going on missing out on so many activities, and the vaccine, she says, seems to be key to turning this around. So far, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for teenagers. Her age 16 it up. This age group is much lower on the priority list, and supplies need to ramp up significantly, But ultimately, the goal is to be able to offer the vaccine to kids of all age groups. Dr Emily or building of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the vaccine makers have plans to expand their trials further. So, starting with age 6 to 12, for example, testing the right dose testing safety. Promised things with good moving down into younger Children, perhaps aged 2 to 6. This will take some time. But since trials don't need to be is large is the initial clinical trials and adults, Dr Anthony Fauci says. It could move fairly quickly so that hopefully By the time we get to the late spring and early summer, we will have Children being able to be vaccinated. According to the FDA is guidance. Scientists estimate about 70 to 85% of people need to be immune from the coronavirus to reach herd immunity. And given the kids make up about 20% of the population. Pediatrician least, Savio Beers, who is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says kids play an important role immunizing Children against the cove in 19 absolutely will contribute to herd immunity. And the American Academy of Pediatrics has spoken out strongly to really urge the vaccine manufacturers treat pediatric trials with the same urgency that they have with adults. 16 year old candle. Baldwin will find out soon whether You got the placebo or the real thing, and she's waiting for the day. It's safe to do things that she misses most hanging out my friends and Going to restaurants or movies. But for now, it's time to stay vigilant, especially is more contagious variants of the virus circulate. It will still be months before everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. Allison Aubrey NPR news Black and Latino people are nearly three times more likely than white people to die from covert 19. Yet in big cities across the south, vaccines are easier to find and white, more affluent neighborhoods. More on that NPR investigation tomorrow on morning edition. This is all things considered from NPR news. Coming up from K A Z. You news the Big Sur community pulls together in the face of a syriza of Challenges Cove in 19 wildfire and now a storm that's left part of Highway one closed. It's really going to test the financial resource is of the business owners and our employees. That K a Z you? New story is coming up Friday on morning edition on 90.3 K a zoo. You are tuned into your NPR member station. 90.3 Key. Easy. You.

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"stephen feller" Discussed on KQED Radio

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04:22 min | 1 year ago

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"What they don't want is election integrity, he says they just want to drum up doubts about the election to provide cover to pass these kinds of bills. Anyone who doesn't look like them or think like them, they don't want them to vote. They don't care of its people of color of discipline, some with disability, someone retired and elderly vote. If they're not looking like them or thinking like them, they're going to continue to introduce bills to keep them from voting, making it more difficult. That's what this is about, and you'll hear that from legislative Democrats to as they Try in vain. TOC stop some of these bills from passing. Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature here and Mary Louise. I would add here in Georgia. At least it all goes back to 2018. When the then Secretary of state Brian Camp ran for governor against voting rights advocates Stacey Abrams, a rematch this likely expected in 2022. All right, talking there with Stephen Feller of Georgia Public Broadcasting. Abigail since key of WK are in Lansing, Michigan, and been Giles of Cage's in Phoenix, Arizona, getting a round up of steps underway and their states To change voting laws in the wake of the 2020 election. Thanks. All three of you. Thank you. Of course. Thank you. Vaccine makers, Visor and Madonna are testing how well they're coping. 19 vaccines work in kids, each 12 and up and as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports. If these trials show the vaccines are safe and effective, the shot could soon be authorized for use in this age group, perhaps by summer. Dr. Nicole Baldwin is a pediatrician practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio, and when her 16 year old daughter had the chance to be enrolled in a clinical trial of the Fizer vaccine, she did not hesitate. People keep discounting kids because they think, Oh, kids don't get that sick. They don't either vaccine. But she says Getting the under 18 population vaccinated could be beneficial, though most young people tend to have only mild infections. They do get it, You know, not only are teens getting infected and spreading it, but of the group of kids that get the sickest it tends to be. Our older kids are teenagers. Baldwin's daughter, Kendall says she was happy to roll a purse leave and be part of the vaccine trial. I feel like a lot of people my age, you're just kind of tired of everything going on missing out on so many activities, and the vaccine, she says, seems to be key to turning this around. So far, only the Fizer vaccine is authorized for teenagers. Her age 16 it up. This age group is much lower on the priority list, and supplies need to ramp up significantly, But ultimately, the goal is to be able to offer the vaccine to kids of all age groups. Dr Emily or building of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the vaccine makers have plans to expand their trials further. So, starting with age 6 to 12, for example, testing the right dose testing safety. Honest things were good moving down into younger Children, perhaps aged 2 to 6. This will take some time. But since trials don't need to be is large is the initial clinical trials and adults, Dr Anthony Fauci says It could move fairly quickly so that hopefully By the time we get to the late spring and early summer, we will have Children being able to be vaccinated. According to the FDA is guidance. Scientists estimate about 70 to 85% of people need to be immune from the coronavirus to reach herd immunity. And given the kids make up about 20% of the population. Pediatrician Lee Savio Beers, who is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says kids play an important role immunizing Children against the cove in 19 absolutely will contribute to her community. And the American Academy of Pediatrics has spoken out strongly to really urge the vaccine manufacturers treat pediatric trials with the same urgency that they have with adults. 16 year old candle. Baldwin will find out soon whether You got the placebo or the real thing, and she's waiting for the day. It's safe to do things that she misses most hanging out my friends and going to restaurants or movies. But for now it's time to stay vigilant, especially is more contagious variants of the virus circulate. It will still be months before everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. Allison Aubrey NPR News,.

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"stephen feller" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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04:09 min | 1 year ago

"stephen feller" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"They don't care of its people of color of discipline, some with disability, someone retired and elderly folks. They're not looking like them or thinking like them. They're going to continue introduce bills to keep them from voting, making it more difficult. That's what this is about, and you'll hear that from legislative Democrats to as they try in vain. TOC stop some of these bills from passing. Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature here and Mary Louise. I would add here in Georgia, At least it all goes back to 2018. When the then Secretary of state Brian Camp ran for governor. Against voting rights advocates Stacey Abrams, a rematch this likely expected in 2022. All right, talking there with Stephen Feller of Georgia Public Broadcasting, Abigail since key of W. K a. R in Lansing, Michigan and been Giles of Cage's in Phoenix, Arizona, getting a round up of steps underway and their states to change voting laws in the wake of the 2020 election. Thanks. All three of you Thank you. Of course. Thank you. Vaccine makers, Visor and Madonna are testing how well their covert 19 vaccines work in kids, each 12 and up and as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports. If these trials show the vaccines are safe and effective, the shot could soon be authorized for use in this age group, perhaps by summer. Dr. Nicole Baldwin is a pediatrician practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio, and when her 16 year old daughter had the chance to be enrolled in the clinical trial of the Fizer vaccine, she did not hesitate. People keep this counting kids because they think, Oh, kids don't get that sick. They don't need the vaccine. But she says getting the under 18 population vaccinated could be beneficial. Though most young people tend to have only mild infections. They do get it, you know, not only are our Keane's getting infected and spreading it, but of the group of kids that get the sickest it tends to be. Our older kids are teenagers. Baldwin's daughter, Kendall says she was happy to roll a purse leave and be part of the vaccine trial. I feel like a lot of people my age, you're just kind of tired of everything going on missing out on so many activities, and the vaccine, she says, seems to be Key to turning this around. So far, only the Fizer vaccine is authorized for teenagers. Her age 16 it up. This age group is much lower on the priority list and supplies need to ramp up significantly. But ultimately the goal is to be able to offer the vaccine to kids of all age groups. Dr Emily or building of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the vaccine makers have plans to expand their trials further. Starting with age 6 to 12, for example, testing the right dose testing safety If things with good moving down into younger Children, perhaps aged 2 to 6. This will take some time. But since trials don't need to be is large is the initial clinical trials and adults. Dr. Anthony Fauci says It could move fairly quickly so that hopefully By the time we get to the late spring and early summer, we will have Children being able to be vaccinated, according to the FDA is guidance. Scientists estimate about 70 to 85% of people need to be immune from the coronavirus to reach herd immunity and given the kids make up about 20% of the population. Pediatrician Lee Savio beers, who is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Says Kids play an important role immunizing Children against the cove in 19 absolutely will contribute to herd immunity. And the American Academy of Pediatrics has spoken out strongly to really urge the vaccine manufacturers treat pediatric trials with the same urgency that they have with adults. 16 year old candle. Baldwin will find out soon whether she got the placebo or the real thing, and she's waiting for the day. It's safe to do things that she misses most hanging out, my friend. And going to restaurants or movies. But for now it's time to stay vigilant, especially is more contagious variants of the virus circulate. It will still be months before everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. Allison Aubrey NPR.

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"stephen feller" Discussed on KCRW

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07:56 min | 1 year ago

"stephen feller" Discussed on KCRW

"All things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish, and I'm Mary Louise Kelly. Record 158 million Americans voted last November. Many cast their ballots early and by mail well now in the aftermath of President Biden's victory, some Republican state lawmakers are proposing bills that would effectively make it harder to vote. Here to talk us through what is happening with voting laws in three states where the election was very close our Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting wk ours. Abigail since key from Lansing, Michigan. And Ben Giles of Cage's in Phoenix. Arizona. Welcome all three of you. Thanks. Thank you. Thank you for having us, Steven. I've got to start with you. Not only because George is my home state, but because there has, of course been so much focus on Georgia and on Trump's efforts to throw out Biden's victory there. What are GOP lawmakers they're discussing. Well this week, Many Republican lawmakers who pushed false claims of election fraud have signed on to a number of bills in the Senate aimed at making it harder to vote. And that's after Democrats flipped both U. S Senate seats and help defeat President Trump. It would do things like Ban absentee ballot. Dropbox is severely restrict who could request a mail in absentee ballot and would undo the so called motor voter law that automatically updates your voter registration. Whenever you go to the D. M V. Now there are a few proposals that seem most likely to be enacted. One would add some sort of security requirement when you request an absentee by male vote in the future, such as writing your driver's license I d number or sending in a photocopy of your I D when you request a ballot, All right, let's had west over to Arizona Been a zoo, you know? Well, Biden's victory was razor thin there as it was in Georgia. What is the debate unfolding where you are? Well, we're seeing voting laws that would impact every step of the voting process. Starting with getting registered. One measure would make it more difficult for county officials to go out into the community and hold voter registration drives. There was even a bill to abolish the incredibly popular vote by mail system in Arizona. The sponsor backtracked off that idea within hours of introducing the bill. What other ideas include requiring people to get early ballot envelopes notarized that's been described by some as a poll tax, and another proposal says You could get an early ballot mailed to you, but you couldn't mail it back. They want you to hand deliver it to a polling place, and perhaps the most controversial ideas would directly impact the presidential election results. One plan would divvy up electoral college votes by congressional district like Maine and Nebraska. Another would actually let the Legislature straight up, revoke the certification of results and let lawmakers pick who gets the electoral college votes. Wow. Um, Abigail. How about Michigan Democrats control the executive branch, but Republicans control the Legislature. How does that dynamic play out in terms of what's happening with voting laws on the discussion over what to do with him in Michigan? Well, it's been a real split screen. We have Democrats and clerks who are pointing to this election as the safest and most secure of their careers. Bar. Bayram is one of the clerks from the larger counties and Michigan, and she called on Republicans this week to say what's been clear throughout. All of these hearings that this election was fair and free of fraud. At the end of the day. If people do not want to believe this backed, they're not gonna believe it. Regardless of how many audits are performed, reports or issue or how transparent the processes and in Michigan are Democratic Secretary of State is saying she wants to do things like male absentee ballot applications to registered voters and federal elections. Republicans are countering with things like putting cameras on on staff ballot. Dropbox is neither of those are likely to get very far. But there is middle ground on issues like making sure there's common training for pole challengers on Stephen and been a quick quick reaction from each of you on that. How much of this in your state? It is real policy proposal. How much is for show? Well. Mary Louise after the last couple months of hand wringing over votes we've seen top Republican lawmakers in Georgia say that they're not going to do some of them or extreme proposals. They're not for cutting, no excuse absentee voting, and many of these bills are likely just to appease their constituents who say that more needs to be done. Why do Republicans in your states say changes like this are necessary, Given that there were no major issues with absentee voting in the 2020 election, Given that federal officials have confirmed it was the most secure election in American History. Stephen Bendy one. Do you want to take that one? Justification in Arizona is Pretty simply put as distrust, citing the misinformation that's out there and citing the fact that there are a lot of these Republicans constituents who say they have doubt whether or not those doubts are based on any valid information. Republicans have kind of push past that and just said the fact that there are doubt justifies continued discussions about the election. And changes to the law that they say might inspire some more confidence in the election and integrity. E mean, it sounds like one thread running through all of this in in each of your states is that the 2020 election is is never really gonna end. It's certainly going to keep playing out as we figure out where politics had head next in your state. Does that sound right in Michigan, Abigail? Yeah, Absolutely. I think that the 2020 election will ultimately have a great amount of impact on how accessible voting remains in Michigan, or if it gets harder again and in in Arizona. Some see this never ending discussion as a means to an end. Um, you know, we talked about how Senate Republicans, House Republicans, too, are pushing all these bills. And Senate Republicans, in particular, have spent almost three months now pushing to audit the election in the state's largest county America to county supervisors have passionately defended the election results and resisted a sapyta to hand over ballots so that the Senate can conduct some kind of audit. And Democratic Supervisor Steve Gallardo, said senators. What they don't want is election integrity, he says they just want to drum up doubts about the election to provide cover to pass these kinds of bills. Anyone who doesn't look like them or think like them, they don't want them to vote. They don't care of its people of color of disappear, something with disability, someone retired and elderly folks. It is earned, not looking like them or thinking like them. They're going to continue introduce bills to keep them from voting, making it more difficult. That's what this is about, and you'll hear that from legislative Democrats to as they try in vain. TOC stop some of these bills from passing. Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature here and Mary Louise. I would add here in Georgia, At least it all goes back to 2018. When the then Secretary of state Brian Camp ran for governor. Against voting rights advocates. Stacey Abrams, a rematch this likely expected in 2022, all right, talking there with Stephen Feller of Georgia Public Broadcasting. Abigail since key of WK are in Lansing, Michigan, and been Giles of Cage's in Phoenix, Arizona, getting a round up of steps underway in their states. To change voting laws in the wake of the 2020 election. Thanks. All three of you. Thank you. Of course. Thank you. Vaccine makers, Visor and Madonna are testing how well their covert 19 vaccines work in kids, each 12 and up and as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports..

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08:04 min | 1 year ago

"stephen feller" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Hospitalization, data and information on the blueprint for a safer economy. And on Fridays. We have a digital round up that's released each week. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish, and I'm Mary Louise Kelly, a record 158 million Americans voted last November. Many cast their ballots early and by mail will now in the aftermath of President Biden's victory, some Republican state lawmakers are proposing bills that would effectively make it harder to vote. Here to talk us through what is happening with voting laws in three states where the election was very close our Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting wk ours. Abigail since key from Lansing, Michigan. And Ben Giles of Cage's in Phoenix. Arizona. Welcome all three of you. Thanks. Thank you. Thank you for having us, Steven. I've got to start with you. Not only because George is my home state, but because there has, of course been so much focus on Georgia and on Trump's efforts to throw out Biden's victory there. What are GOP lawmakers they're discussing. Well this week, Many Republican lawmakers who pushed false claims of election fraud have signed on to a number of bills in the Senate aimed at making it harder to vote. And that's after Democrats flipped both U. S Senate seats and help defeat President Trump. They would do things like Ban absentee ballot, Dropbox is severely restrict who could request a mail in absentee ballot. And would undo the so called motor voter law that automatically updates your voter registration. Whenever you go to the D. M V. Now there are a few proposals that seem most likely to be enacted. One would add some sort of security requirement when you request an absentee by male vote in the future, such as writing your driver's license I d number or sending in a photocopy of your I D. When you request a ballot, All right, let's head west over to Arizona been a zoo, you know well, Biden's victory was Razor thin there as it was in Georgia. What is the debate unfolding where you are? Well, we're seeing voting laws that would impact every step of the voting process. Starting with getting registered. One measure would make it more difficult for county officials to go out into the community and hold voter registration drives. There was even a bill to abolish the incredibly popular vote by mail system in Arizona. Sponsor backtracked off that idea within hours of introducing the bill, But other ideas include requiring people to get early ballot envelopes notarized that's been described by some as a poll tax, and another proposal says You could get an early ballot mailed to you, but you couldn't mail it back. They want you to hand deliver it to a polling place. And perhaps the most controversial ideas would directly impact the presidential election results. One plan would divvy up electoral college votes by congressional district like Maine and Nebraska. Another would actually let the Legislature straight up, revoke the certification of results and let lawmakers pick who gets the electoral college votes. Wow. Um, Abigail. How about Michigan Democrats control the executive branch, but Republicans control the Legislature. How does that dynamic play out in terms of what's happening with voting laws on the discussion over what to do with him in Michigan? Well, it's been a real split screen. We have Democrats and clerks who are pointing to this election as the safest and most secure of their careers. Bar. Bayram is one of the clerks from the larger counties and Michigan, and she called on Republicans this week to say what's been clear throat. All of these hearings that this election was fair and free of fraud. At the end of the day. If people do not want to believe this fact they're not gonna believe it. Regardless of how many audits are for borned reports are issue or how transparent the processes and in Michigan are. Democratic Secretary of State is saying she wants to do things like male absentee ballot applications to registered voters and federal elections. Republicans are countering with things like putting cameras on unstaffed ballot. Dropbox is neither of those are likely to get very far. But there is middle ground on issues like making sure there's common training for pull challengers on Stephen and been a quick quick reaction from each of you on that. How much of this in your state? It is real policy proposal. How much is for show? Well. Mary Louise after the last couple months of hand wringing over votes we've seen top Republican lawmakers in Georgia say that they're not going to do some of them or extreme proposals. They're not for cutting, no excuse absentee voting, and many of these bills are likely just to appease their constituents who say that more needs to be done. Why do Republicans in your states say changes like this are necessary, Given that there were no major issues with absentee voting in the 2020 election, Given that federal officials have confirmed it was the most secure election in American History. Stephen Bendy one. Do you want to take that one? The justification in Arizona is Pretty simply put as distrust, citing the misinformation that's out there and citing the fact that there are a lot of these Republicans constituents who say they have doubt whether or not those doubts are based on any valid information. Republicans have kind of push past that and just said the fact that there are doubt justifies continued discussions about the election. And changes to the law that they say might inspire some more confidence in the election and integrity. E mean, it sounds like one thread running through all of this in in each of your states is that the 2020 election is is never really gonna end. It's certainly going to keep playing out as we figure out where politics had head next in your state. Does that sound right in Michigan have a go? Yeah, Absolutely. I think that the 2020 election will ultimately have a great amount of impact on how accessible voting remains in Michigan, or if it gets harder again and in in Arizona. Some see this never ending discussion as a means to an end. Um, you know, we talked about how Senate Republicans, House Republicans, too, are pushing all these bills. And Senate Republicans, in particular, have spent almost three months now pushing to audit the election in the state's largest county America to county supervisors have passionately defended the election results and resisted a subpoena to hand over ballots so that the Senate can conduct some kind of audit. And Democratic Supervisor Steve Gallardo, said senators. What they don't want is election integrity, he says they just want to drum up doubts about the election to provide cover to pass these kinds of bills. Anyone who doesn't look like them or think like them, they don't want them to vote. They don't care of its people of color of disappeared, some with disability, someone retired and elderly folks. They're not looking like them or thinking like them. They're going to continue introduce bills to keep them from voting, making it more difficult. That's what this is about, and you'll hear that from legislative Democrats to as they try in vain. TOC stop some of these bills from passing. Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature here and Mary Louise. I would add here in Georgia, At least it all goes back to 2018. When the then Secretary of state Brian Camp ran for governor. Against voting rights advocates. Stacey Abrams, a rematch this likely expected in 2022, all right, talking there, with Stephen Feller of Georgia Public Broadcasting, Abigail since key of W. K a. R in Lansing, Michigan, and been Giles of Cage's in Phoenix, Arizona, getting a round up of steps underway and their states Change voting laws in the wake of the 2020 election. Thanks. All three of you. Thank you. Of course. Thank you. Vaccine makers, Visor and Madonna are testing how well their covert 19 vaccines work in kids Age 12 and up and as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports..

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"What they don't want is election integrity, he says they just want to drum up doubts about the election to provide cover to pass these kinds of bills. Anyone who doesn't look like them or think like them, they don't want them to vote. They don't care of its people of color of discipline, some with disability, someone retired and elderly folks. It is earned, not looking like them or thinking like them. They're going to continue introduce bills to keep them from voting, making it more difficult. That's what this is about, and you'll hear that from legislative Democrats to as they try in vain. TOC stop some of these bills from passing. Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature here and Mary Louise. I would add here in Georgia, at least it all goes back to 2018. When the then Secretary of state Brian Camp ran for governor against voting rights advocates, Stacy Abrams, a rematch. This likely expected in 2022 all right, talking there with Stephen Feller of Georgia Public Broadcasting, Abigail since key of W. K a. R in Lansing, Michigan and been Giles of Cage's in Phoenix, Arizona, getting a round up of steps underway and their states To change voting laws in the wake of the 2020 election. Thanks. All three of you. Thank you. Of course. Thank you. Vaccine makers, Visor and Madonna are testing how well their covert 19 vaccines work in kids, each 12 and up and as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports. If these trials show the vaccines are safe and effective, that shot could soon be authorized for use in this age group. Perhaps by summer, Dr. Nicole Baldwin is a pediatrician practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio, and when her 16 year old daughter had the chance to be enrolled in the clinical trial of the Fizer vaccine. She did not hesitate. People keep discounting kids because they think, Oh, kids don't get that sick. They don't need the vaccine. But she says getting the under 18 population vaccinated could be beneficial. Though most young people tend to have only mild infections. They do get it, You know, not only are our teens getting infected and spreading it, but of the group of kids that get the sickest it tends to be. Our older kids are teenagers. Baldwin's daughter, Kendall says she was happy to roll it personally. Eve and be part of the vaccine trial. I feel like a lot of people my age, you're just kind of tired of everything going on missing out on so many activities, and the vaccine, she says, seems to be key to turning this around. So far, only the Fizer vaccine is authorized for teenagers. Her age 16 it up. This age group is much lower on the priority list and supplies need to ramp up significantly. But ultimately the goal is to be able to offer the vaccine to kids of all age groups. Dr Emily or building of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the vaccine makers have plans to expand their trials further. Starting with age 6 to 12, for example, testing the right dose testing safety. If things with good moving down and two younger Children, perhaps aged 2 to 6. This will take some time. But since trials don't need to be Isla Rggi is the initial clinical trials and adults. Dr. Anthony Fauci says it could move fairly quickly so that hopefully By the time we get to the late spring and early summer, we will have Children being able to be vaccinated, according to the FDA is guidance. Scientists estimate about 70 to 85% of people need to be immune from the coronavirus to reach herd immunity and given the kids make up about 20% of the population. Pediatrician Lee Savio beers, who is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Says Kids play an important role immunizing Children against the cove in 19 absolutely will contribute to herd immunity. And the American Academy of Pediatrics has spoken out strongly to really urge the vaccine manufacturers treat pediatric trials with the same urgency that they have with adults. 16 year old candle. Baldwin will find out soon whether she got the placebo or the real thing, and she's waiting for the day. It's safe to do things that she misses most hanging out, my friend. And going to restaurants or movies. But for now it's time to stay vigilant, especially is more contagious variants of the virus circulate. It will still be months before everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. Allison Aubrey NPR news Black and Latino people are nearly three times more likely than white people to die from covert 19. Yet in big cities across the south, vaccines are easier to find and white, more affluent neighborhoods. More on that NPR investigation tomorrow on morning edition. It's.

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"Meanwhile, in Alhambra, westbound on the 10 right around Fremont. Getting reports of a crash. Apparently as many as three vehicles involved in at least one lane affected their Long beach South bound seven Tena del Amo, a car hit the center divider and apparently several other vehicles involved as well. Could be partly cottage today on the cool side, looking for highs only in the sixties and seventies. Chance of rain tonight with a possibility of thunderstorms. Tomorrow. It's 507 It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Rachel Martin. Good morning. At this hour, Joe Biden continues to lead President Trump but is still short of the 270 electoral college votes needed. To win the presidency binds it to 64. President Trump is a 2 14. Biden requires just one of a handful of states still not declared to go his way to hit that mark. Those states are incredibly close. Right now we're going to focus in on two of them Georgia and Nevada. NPR's Layla Photo is in Las Vegas and Georgia Public Broadcasting's Stephen Fowler is with us from Georgia. Stephen, I want to start with you because there was a big change overnight in the count in your state, right? That's right. So as of about 4 30 this morning, Democrat Joe Biden has the lead by about 1000 votes as absentee ballots from a heavily Democratic county just south of Atlanta came in. But there are still about 10,000 absentee ballots that we know of coming from places like suburban Gwinnett County and other isolated places across the state. Then there are a number of ballots that we don't know how many. There are these air things like military and overseas ballots that can come in before five PM Friday, as well as provisional ballots and absentee ballots that needed to be cured for some sort of signature mismatch or other issue, And so it is a very, very raised within close margin, but for the first time Joe Biden is ahead in Georgia. President Trump yesterday called out Georgia as a place with suspicious vote counting, alleging that Democrats are in charge of that process, suggesting that there's a politicization to the vote counting which there is not because actually, the claim is just false right. Democrats aren't in charge there. That's correct. George's a Republican state with the Republican governor, Republican secretary of State Republican state Legislature and most of George's 159 counties have local Republican leadership. So that claim is Just false What we have seen from the Republican secretary of state Brad Rations. Burger here, though, is an increased commitment to transparency and explaining the process that this is normal for it to take time for ballots to be counted. And that people should trust the process, no matter who is ahead. And so that's been a really big push back to this kind of claim of fraud or aberration. All right, Stephen Feller. Thank you were gonna turn toe Layla faddle. Where do things stand in terms of the count in Nevada Right now? Well, it's a waiting game. We're expecting some new counts to be released at 10 A.m. local time. The race remains really tight. Vice President Joe Biden has a slight lead and Clark County's registrar of voters, Joe Gloria. That's where 90% of the ballots left to be counted are said He didn't expect to release the count for the majority of those votes until Saturday or Sunday in our county is the most populous in Nevada, home to Las Vegas and the state's counting mail in ballots that air postmarked by November 3rd until November, 10th. I mean, the Trump campaign is putting a lot of pressure on Nevada. I'm I imagine the longer this goes on, the more tense it feels they're right. Absolutely. Yesterday we heard the state GOP and Trump's reelection campaign threaten another lawsuit to temporarily halt vote counting, claiming they believe people who are dead or had moved out of Clark County cast ballots. The state GOP later tweeted, they sent a criminal referral to the Department of Justice again. Claiming over 3000 people from out of state cast ballots. So far, though the Nevada courts have block suits filed by the campaign and state GOP because the evidence for fraud just isn't there. Gloria, the registrar of Voters dismissed the accusations. The Democratic Party chair said they were base looks scare tactics to interfere with the elections. Evidence or not. Some people really believe the president's baseless claims of a rigged election and we're seeing small, peaceful protests. All of this has led to a lot of pressure on poll workers. They're working under intense scrutiny, and they're fearful about their safety. This is Joe Gloria, describing that fear yesterday. I could tell you that my wife and my mother are very concerned for me, but we have security here. We have law enforcement who are protecting us. I am concerned for the safety of my staff. So he says it won't stop the count. They're boosting security and they're monitoring vehicles coming in and out of counting centers. Lynn, the faddle in Las Vegas. Thank you. We also heard from Stephen Fowler in Georgia, and I want to turn to the state of Arizona. Now. The Associated Press has already called the state for Biden. NPR goes with a piece calls. Fox News already called it for Biden as well. But several networks have not, and the count goes on. We've got Jimmy Jenkins with us from Cage's in Phoenix. Jimmy, We got a significant update on the vote totals in Arizona last night. Where does that leave the vote count there? It's right. Biden now leads by a little more than 47,000 votes in the last update from America, But county last night, President Trump narrowed the gap here by nearly 11,000 votes. We also had something of a surprise last night when traditionally liberal Pema County home to Tucson posted a large updates showing Trump winning more than 50% of those returns. Many people were speculating those ballots would be better news for Vice President Biden. But over the last few days, Biden's lead has been narrowing. And based on what we know about where the uncounted ballots are coming from, the expectation is that Biden's lead will continue to dwindle. But no one can say for sure at this point who will ultimately prevail. We should just note again. The AP has called Arizona for Joe Biden already, but as you say, it's very tight there. Any idea when we can expect to get another update. The county says there are 240,000 early ballots left to process and tabulate as well as 15,000 provisional ballots left to verify Maricopa County will do another update of unofficial results at.

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"Every single life. You know whether you're A millionaire actor like Tom Hanks. Or if you're like, you know, you and me here in the hills. Sorry. That voter. They're in Georgia. Abigail. Let me put the same question to you as you speak to voters. Who are you seeing out about trying to vote today? And what are they telling you? Well, I talked to a lot of voters who were worried about putting their ballot in a drop box or just mailing it back in, so they wanted to vote in person. That was the case for a Jimmy Elaine. She was out to vote in person and Lansing with her 14 year old stepdaughter. And she sent this big group text this morning, encouraging people to vote, especially fellow black voters. This is what she told me 2020 itself. I don't want to feel like my vote is going to be changed. I want to make sure that my boat was actually counted. I feel like even though Cove it is a big deal right now in person was the best way to get my vote out there. And you know off the more than 500,000 people who had voted in by Monday that didn't vote in 2016. Lot of those voters were under 35 on voters of color so kind of the exact electorate that Jamie is trying to recruit and I can say that Kamala Harris was also outside of Detroit today. Behind us in that same message to black voters here that they contrive the outcome of this election in Michigan. All right. I want to put this next question to both of you. And that is when we might know who won your state what the results are going to be Stephen Fowler in Georgia. I wonder is all that early voting you were just telling us about. Does that mean a lot of authority in we may actually get results known in the not too distant future from Georgia. That's right. You know, Georgia's Republican secretary of state approved several rule changes to make it easier to count votes Earlier two weeks ago, counties were able to start processing these record absentee ballots, so we should have most of those results in the same as the in person votes that happened on Election day, and if we continue to see lighter in person turnout, Georgia that means the vast majority of the votes here. Have already been cast making an easier to be reported. And so while we're expected to have close races here in Georgia, we should know the direction of many races up and down the ballot before we go to bed tonight, Abigail quickly in Michigan. It sounds like results will likely not be known today. So right? Yeah. It's the polar opposite here. We can actually start counting our absentee ballots until election day, and that's over half of our projected vote at this point, So our secretary of State says it could be until Friday for Michigan. Is Abigail since keep member Station of UK are in East Lansing, Michigan, and Stephen Feller of Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. Thanks so much to you both. Of course. Now to Florida, where we're checking in on three Americans voting in their very first presidential election. If I have that privilege that power to vote, I'm going to use it. You know, that's Annalise Rodriguez. She's a freshman at Nova Southeastern University in Davy, Florida. She turned 18 in January and registered as an independent. One of the issues she cares about Most is financial stability. One of the amendment. It's like in Florida specifically to raise the minimum wage, you know, and I conduct like super helpful. Especially for like college kids like with student loans like it's expensive and a lot of us end up in debt for years over in Tampa, Jennifer Perez is also voting for the first time as a new U. S citizens. Her family immigrated from Cuba to Mexico. And in 2013. They drove to the U. S border to apply for asylum even before she got her citizenship in 2018. It was a political learning curve. I think for me the first few years was trying to just understand how everything worked here because I didn't know you know Democrats Republicans, I don't really know what that's standard for. Perez eventually registered as a Democrat and says, climate change, and women's rights are among the issues motivating her vote. It was just so hard to get here, right? And I wantto put down roots here and have a life here, So I want this place to be, ideally what I wanted to be Arthur Voter is Lance Whizzing Ger, a small business owner in Fort Myers in 2003, he crashed his car in a drunk driving accident. He spent 4.5 years in prison on a felony charge five more on probation, But a recent amendment to the Florida Constitution allows citizens with felony convictions to vote again. After serving their sentence and paying all court fees and fines and with singer took advantage. I'm a registered Republican people assume when you hear returning citizens where you see people with felony convictions, and they're automatically Democrats, I don't care who you vote for. I just want you to go vote with Singer voted early in this election and says he did his research first. And so when I went in there, I knew the choice that I was making. Was the choice that mattered to me and that I was voting for the people that held my values that closes And so as I'm thinking about that, and as I'm filling in those circles, and it's like I'm actually starting to tear up a little, you know. Oh, so it's just like to know that I put the time and effort and that I'm able to do this now. It was just it was so surreal his first time voters Lance, with singer Jennifer Paris and Annalise Rodriguez in Florida, three of the many millions of Americans casting their ballots in this election..

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"Great men but it could have been a lot worse and I'm thankful that our government has allowed us the opportunity to protect ourselves a motive in the shooting remains unclear the Texas Rangers and the Texas department of public safety are now leading the investigation I'm sorry to have someone in Dallas the FBI is investigating what may have motivated a man to storm into a rabbi's house in months in New York last night stabbing find people during a Hanukkah gathering as NPR's Bobby Allen reports the governing your call the attack on the orthodox Jewish community an act of domestic terrorism members of AT T. of Gluck's family were at the rabbi's house Saturday night when they heard a knock on the door and saw a man they didn't recognize this all came up there's no then is what he came down this far click says he was holding something large they didn't know it was a knife at first they thought it was an umbrella it was in the holder like the story books the man barged in stabbing and wounding five people on the seventh night of Hanukkah the suspect has pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder he's being held in the local jail president trump called the attack quote horrific saying quote we all must come together to fight confront in Arvada Kate the evil scorch of anti semitism Bobbi Alan NPR news Georgia Kong zman John Lewis has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer as Georgia public broadcasting Stephen Feller reports the seventy nine year old says he'll stay in office well seeking treatment John Lewis is spent decades fighting for civil rights and equality but now says he's fighting a tougher foe pancreatic cancer in a statement the land a Democrat says he is quote clear eyed about his prognosis and the doctors say medical advances could help this treatment Lewis will continue to stay in office representing George's fifth congressional district he has served in that role since he was first elected in nineteen eighty six for NPR news I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta US military officials say the US carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria today against Iran backed militia group responsible for the killing of a US civilian contractor on a rocky military base there here is like mumbling pale said the strike send the message the US will not tolerate actions by Iran this is NPR the US is producing more energy than it's consuming NPR's Jeff Brady has more the U. S. produce more energy than it consumed over the past twelve months from October of twenty eighteen to this October according to the energy information administration this is the first time that's happened since may of nineteen eighty two says the research firm rice that energy and rice stand analysts project.

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"I'm tariffs on each side but how close are they to getting that deal through on morning edition from NPR news less weight has treated visor Peter Navarro if the deal is likely before the holiday shopping season I'm no well king and I'm Rachel Martin why mayor people the judge says his healthcare plan is the best of the democratic presidential candidate what did we learn after a week of released testimony in the impeachment inquiry help wanted in Chicago to run that city's troubled police department and how a California ballot measure twenty five years ago is shaping the state's politics today it's Friday November eighth celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay turns fifty three years old the news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm Nora Raum acting white house chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is not expected to appear on Capitol Hill this morning as part of the house impeachment inquiry of president trump NPR's wins our Johnston says that's just the bite a subpoena from all they need to testify house investigators have seminal Laney for testimony citing evidence that he may have been directly involved in president trump's efforts to use military aid as leverage to press Ukraine to investigate a political rival Mullaney has emerged as a central figure in the Democrats investigation because of his proximity to trump it's unlikely Mulvaney will comply with the request so far this week at ten trump administration officials have been no shows NPR's Windsor Johnston reporting president trump's reelection campaign is launching a new initiative to court black voters today as Georgia public broadcasting Stephen Feller reports the location and the timing or strategic the trump campaign is kicking off its black voices for trump coalition in Atlanta a city with a large black population in a press release senior adviser Katrina Pearson says the coalition will quote mobilize and empower black Americans who support president trump the campaign sites record low unemployment and more than a million jobs added for black workers the new push comes as Democrats are preparing for their next presidential primary debate in Atlanta which will be held at Tyler Perry studios the only major black on film studio in the country for NPR news I'm Stephen Fowler former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering joining the race for the democratic presidential nomination you have to file paperwork in Alabama today to preserve that option that state has the earliest filing deadline a statement says Bloomberg is concerned the current field of candidates is not position to beat president trump former Attorney General Jeff sessions announced last night he wants to be a senator from Alabama again he held up vision for twenty years before he became president trump's first Attorney General a year after Sears filed for bankruptcy protection the embattled retailer is receiving an infusion of new cash but is the area's Raffi on reports the financial lifeline comes with more store closures the parent company that owns Sears and Kmart says it will begin closing ninety six of its stores it's part of a plan to shore up the struggling retailer that includes two hundred and fifty million dollars of new capital the money comes from a combination of outside investors and the billionaire owner Eddie Lampert Lampert served as CEO of Sears from twenty thirteen to twenty eighteen when he stepped down amid the company slide into bankruptcy earlier this year Lampert Bob what remained of Sears holdings vowing to revive the one's iconic retailer this latest round of store closures will leave the company with a hundred and eighty two stores down from more than four hundred at the start of this year Daria is Raffi on NPR news Washington this is NPR news live from KQED news I'm Brian what good morning many schools across the state are failing to identify and help their homeless students that's the finding of a state auditor's report released Thursday KQED is Vanessa run Kanya has more Vallejo city unified is one of the districts severely under counting its homeless students the auditor looked at five districts in a charter high school and find school staff are properly trained or following best practices ultimately the auditor blames the state department of education for failure of oversight and leadership San Francisco assemblyman David Chu is one of the lawmakers who called for the arctic given that California's of the most intense homelessness crisis that we've ever faced we've got to do everything we can to address the needs created by the crisis particularly when it comes to our most vulnerable to says he plans to look for legislative solutions to address the auditor's recommendations I am an asset on can you teach reading news the new Star energy plant in Crockett where a major explosion and fire happened last month has re opened KQED stead Goldberg reports state workplace regulators had ordered the plant to shut down after the hours long fire burned to ethanol storage tanks that facility on October fifteenth that prompted a shelter in place order for thousands of people in parts of Contra Costa county and the temporary shutdown of interstate eighty cal OSHA says it lifted its water last Thursday new star says it reopen the terminal on Monday for service that does not involve ethanol that means that it's tanks containing jet fuel and diesel are back in operation it's unclear when the Ethel tanks were returned to service I'm Ted Greenberg KQED news there's more at KQED news dot org I'm Brian white support comes from Stanford healthcare or patients and physicians turn one health care matters most support for NPR comes from the ring foundation in support of N. 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