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04:46 min | 3 d ago

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"New restrictions on voting. It's a response to President Biden's win in the 2020 election. Donald Trump tried to overturn that Democratic vote by making false claims about it, his allies said at the time, they would use those falsehoods to shape future elections. Sponsor of the bill that passed yesterday, says he wants to restore voter confidence. Many voters believed that the false things Trump said were true. Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting has been all over this story. Good morning, Steven. Good morning. How would this bill change voting in Georgia? So house Bill 5 31, which runs about 66 pages would cut back on access to in person, early voting and absentee voting by making a lot of things a uniformed across Georges 159 counties don't know Well, that's an issue because these counties are very different sizes with vastly different populations that vote in a lot of different methods. The main provisions with cartel weekend voting mandating one Saturday and then the option of an additional Saturday or Sunday and that would harm souls of the polls, events that have been key for black voter participation in Georgia over the years. Would also cut back on access to drop boxes. One Republican even falsely suggested that drop boxes were the most inconvenient way to cast a ballot regarding things like souls to the polls before the House vote yesterday, did lawmakers talk openly about which voters were going to be disenfranchised by these new restrictions? Oh, yeah. Democrats spoke extensively about that, you know, saying that uniformity was not the same as equity and the many of these changes would end up hurting lower income voters, Voters of color older voters in Georgia Here's representative Jasmine Clark, She's a Democrat from Gwinnett County. The numbers are clear. HB 5 31 is textbook voter suppression. This bill reduces, restricts and limits every single aspect of our elections. And there were a number of protesters at the capital's saying that H p 5, 31 and other voting bills were silencing their voices. How did Republicans responded? They just come out and say, Look, we want this because we lost the state in 2020, or was it more subtle than that? Well, it was a little bit more subtle than that. I mean, buried within this 66 page bill. There are some provisions that county elections, officials say would make running elections easier and smoother. But there was a lot about of these controversy over the voting and A record number of people voting and that Republicans said that their voters need their confidence restored. And it's also partially because of how the state voted that you saw record number of people vote and that ended up with some key Democratic victories, especially with both U. S Senate seats. Here's Republican representative Alan Powell. There were untold numbers of people who voted. So much that it created such a problem with the system. Because our system is flawed. Ladies and gentleman. The system is flawed because the county's run the system, 159 counties run the election system. So there are these changes that maybe need to be made with George's voting system. But others, Republicans say the connection's a little more tenuous. Okay, So this bill now goes to the Senate, which is also led by Republicans, what's likely to happen in the Senate? Well, the Senate did pass their own package of election reforms that would do things to make it easier for counties to process absentee ballots and other things, but they have their own omnibus version of the bill that's making its way through the committee process. And it would do things like get rid of no excuse absentee voting because it is something that Republicans say just absolutely can't happen because there were too many people have voted. Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting. Thanks, Stephen. Thank you. We report next on a protest movement in India. It has drawn the interest of pop stars and climate activists and sent people into the streets for a cause. What's fascinating about the cause they're fighting for? Is how unfasten ating initially seems, farmers are protesting over new rules for wholesale markets. Why did those rules matter so much? The answer reveals something about a giant nation, its past and its possible future. NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like. So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes, Yes. This is far. Good skunk..

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03:24 min | 3 d ago

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"It included a hike in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour that will have to be reconciled with the Senate. The Senate parliamentarian rolled the height does not meet Senate budget rules. FBI director Christopher Wray is scheduled to testify today to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He's expected to answer questions about the investigations into the deadly attack at the U. S. Capitol on January 6th. That's when supporters of then President Trump stormed the capital two weeks before he left office. President Biden's choice to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission appears before a Senate committee today for his confirmation. Gary Ginzler served as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Obama administration. Chancellor will be testifying virtually two members of the Senate Banking Committee. Lawmakers in Georgia are moving ahead with sweeping changes to how elections air carried out in that state Stephen Fowler with Georgia public broadcasting reports on a bill passed in the State House. HB 5 31 changes virtually every aspect of voting in Georgia. It adds An idea requirement for absentee applications and limits access to Bala Dropbox is, among other things. Republicans say the bill restores confidence, but Democrats like representative be when said those changes are built on false claims of election fraud. We are legislating on lies. Lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that have gone unchecked by many members of this body. Meanwhile, a Georgia Senate committee passed a different omnibus that would require an acceptable reason to vote by mail. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Fowler and Atlanta Dow futures her down 88 points this morning. This is NPR news from Washington. The chairman of the Public Utility Commission in Texas, is stepping down amid criticism over last month's widespread power outage is and rolling blackouts. Millions of homes and businesses lost power amid extreme cold and wintry weather. Fall flat with Texas Public Radio has more on the resignation of D. N. Walker. Walker said in a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott that no one person or group caused the electrical failures last month, but that many people and companies contributed She called on others, including state regulators to acknowledge their own responsibility. Walker was grilled by legislators in state hearings last week over her performance overseeing those in charge of the state's electrical grid. Many were unhappy with her responses or lack of answers. Bipartisan calls for her resignation followed through the weekend capped off by that of Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. Paul flying in San Antonio, Pennsylvania's governor is easing some of his state's coronavirus restrictions. Outdoor venues can now host events with up to 20% of their seating capacity at indoor venues that numbers captain 15%. The changes mean limited numbers of Spectators can attend home games of sports teams in the state. That includes the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins in Philadelphia Flyers and Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates in Philadelphia Phillies The baseball season gets underway on April 1st. Volvo says by the year 2030. It will offer electric vehicles only the Swedish automaker says.

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After Record Turnout, Republicans Are Trying to Make It Harder to Vote

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05:25 min | Last month

After Record Turnout, Republicans Are Trying to Make It Harder to Vote

"Louise Kelly, a 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 2020 election was really close our Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting, Abigail, since key of WK are in Lansing, Michigan. And been 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. 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 tell 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 backed, they're not gonna believe it. Regardless of how many audits are performed. 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 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 the more 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 doubts 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

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03:43 min | Last month

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"Also knows her duty in deep red Bartow County, many Republicans expressed concerns with 24 7 absentee drop boxes. Vote counting and the machines picked by the GOP legislature. One voter, even called the police to investigate a mysterious connection to China. It was just a power court. Republican monitor, Judy Kilgore says it helps to see things with your own eyes and to know that your friends and neighbors that you trust are the ones doing the counting. I can personally hear them. I can walk around the tables. I can observe what they're doing. Observing how the electoral sausage gets made isn't just something for skeptical Republicans. Democratic monitor. Karen Kendall threw herself into volunteering this year at the age of 71, in part because she wanted to help take partisan politics out of the way our votes are counted. I think we just cto talk about the process and explain it to people. Because their elections are safe, and they are fair. As Georgia's legislature gets back to action. Some Republican lawmakers have promised to crack down on absentee ballots after spending weeks, spreading misinformation and false claims of fraud. There are signs changes might not be so extreme. Three senators who backed lawsuits trying to overturn George's election results have been silently removed from committee chairmanships. And the House will appoint a bipartisan commission to look at what might come next for NPR news. I'm Stephen Fowler in Cartersville, Georgia. Mm hmm. The U. S government carried out its first execution of a female inmate in nearly 70 years. Early this morning, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the Federal Bureau of Prisons to put Lisa Montgomery to death. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports in the warning. This report contains details that listeners may find disturbing. Lisa Montgomery was pronounced dead at 1 31 in the morning after a marathon legal battle that began late Monday when a judge in Indiana issued a stay of her execution. It was an all day and late night flurry of appeals over if and when Montgomery would be put to death that ended when the Supreme Court issued a final ruling at midnight. As the execution began, a woman removed Montgomery's facemask and asked if she had any last words. She responded No, and said nothing else. Attorney Kelly Henry had argued all along that her client had brain damage and suffered from severe mental illness. She said that everyone who participated in Montgomery's execution should feel shame. We do not execute people in this country who have Her type of history of torture, abuse and no illness. Montgomery was sentenced to death in 2008 for killing 23 year old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Missouri. Stinnett was eight months pregnant when Montgomery strangled her, cut the baby from her womb and tried to pass the child off as her own. Montgomery was the first of the final Three federal inmate scheduled to die this week before President elect Joe Biden, a death penalty opponent is inaugurated a federal judge, but the executions of the two men on hold with Montgomery's death. 11. People on death row have been executed by the Trump Administration since July. Cheryl Corley NPR NEWS Chicago thistles, NPR news. Good Morning. Thank you so much for listening to KQED Public radio and thank you so much for your continued support of KQED. I'm Dave Freeman at 5 19 on this Wednesday morning. Joe McConnell is here continuing early morning traffic.

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"stephen fowler" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:36 min | 2 months ago

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"Him the first black senator to represent Georgia and the first black Democrat elected to the Senate from a southern state. There's war, not earlier on NPR's morning edition. Welcome to the New Georgia. It is more diverse it, it's more inclusive. And it readily embraces the future. And I'm the product of of that, among other side that you can see right on the ground here in this state. The other race between Democrat John OSS. Often Republican David Perdue is still too close to call. But Ausaf is holding on to a narrow lead. Let's bring in Stephen Fowler, a reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting on Steven. What a historic moment for Georgia today. What's the feeling? Well, Excuse me. Well, if you ask Democrats, it's a feeling of relief. For years. They've been telling people that Georgia as a flip couple state, it's a winnable state. If you just invest time and money and manpower, and not only did they give Joe Biden 16 electoral votes, but they ended up likely flipping the Senate majority because of that investment. And so it's really a feeling of elation there. And Republicans are already beginning the soul searching to figure out what is to blame for this loss who was to blame and how they attempt to move forward in the state that is rapidly diversifying away from their favor. The historical context here is important because run offs in Georgia have been on favorable to Democrats to say the least. And yet we just heard Warnock say, Welcome to the New Georgia. What do you think? His victory says about the evolving political landscape of the state?.

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02:38 min | 2 months ago

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"We've had as far as Election Day goes just to follow on what I was raising their the assault on the voting process itself by President Trump. Whoever wins among the casualties of this election will be anything resembling Republican unity. In Georgia. How are Georgia voters Responding to that? Well, you know Democrats are you know riled up because of the call that President Trump had with our secretary of state over the weekend, where he pressured the secretary to try and overturn the results. But also Republicans are energized to because they think that you know the president is defending the vote, and they turned out today. But then there's people like Wayne and best lever in Middle Georgia. We talked to that makes things even more unpredictable. Well, uh, we voted against the Republicans this time and I've never voted Democrat. So it was a big change for me. So we just really don't know how things are going to shake out. But definitely people just don't trust the system like they used to. Suggests that whoever wins and whenever we get the result, tonight's results will be controversial and possibly contested. Exactly if candidate finishes within half a percentage point of the other one. They can request a recount, which would have every single vote run through scanners again, and it's definitely a safe idea to think that there's going to be litigation coming. No matter who wins. Mm. So just the fact that we were getting returns maybe earlier than had been anticipated. Does that adjust your timeline at all in terms of when we might no winner in one or both of these races? Well, it just really depends on how many people show up during Election Day, Mary Louise because if there's a larger turnout, then that means that it's gonna be a closer race. No. All right. Well, the ballots are coming in. We appreciate you keeping us updated. Thanks, Stephen. Thank you. Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting. Thistles, all things considered from NPR news. Staying at home. So much has brought to life the idea off flourishing within the boundaries of a smaller world. One of my favorite spots in my backyard is underneath my manzanita Bush. The hummingbirds are coming to visit the white Globe shaped flowers coming up from K easy You news with going on a backyard exploration. Join us. That's this Wednesday on morning edition on.

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02:08 min | 2 months ago

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"Mm just to follow on what I was raising their via the assault on the voting process itself by President Trump. Whoever wins among the casualties of this election will be anything resembling Republican unity. In Georgia. How are Georgia voters Responding to that? Well, you know Democrats are, you know riled up because of the call that President Trump had with our secretary of state over the weekend, where he pressured the secretary to try and overturn the results. But also Republicans are energized to because they think that you know, the president is defending the vote, and they turned out today. But then there's people like Wayne and best Lever in Middle Georgia. We talked to that makes things even more unpredictable. Well, uh, we voted against the Republicans this time and I've never voted Democrat. So it was a big change for me. So we just really don't know how things are going to shake out. But definitely people just don't trust the system like they used to. Suggests that whoever wins and whenever we get the result, tonight's results will be controversial and possibly contested. Exactly if candidate finishes within half a percentage point of the other one. They can request a recount, which would have every single vote run through scanners again, and it's definitely a safe idea to think that there's going to be litigation coming. No matter who wins. Mm hmm. So just the fact that we were getting returns maybe earlier than had been anticipated. Does that adjust your timeline at all in terms of when we might no winner in one or both of these races? Well, it just really depends on how many people show up during Election Day, Mary Louise because if there's a larger turnout, then that means that it's going to be a closer race. Yeah. All right. Well, the ballots are coming in. We appreciate you keeping us updated. Thanks, Stephen. Thank you. Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting. Thistles, all things considered from NPR news in a 5 18. There is traffic.

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05:31 min | 2 months ago

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"Box podcast Stephen Fowler. Welcome back to the news hour. So what are you hearing? What it what? How are things going today? Well, today has been mostly quiet. There have been very few lines in many of the polling places across the state. There have been very few problems as well. One notable problem. A county had coated the wrong access cards to be able to start up the voting machines. And so they had people vote by paper ballot while they got that fixed. But it's not record setting overwhelming long line turn out across the state, and depending on how you look at it, that could have two very different outcomes. When all is said and done in the polls close. And what do you mean? I mean, I think the conventional wisdom has been that Republicans were counting on a high voter turnout today. Well, that's right. I mean early voting. The Democrats are using absentee ballots more, especially because Republicans and President Trump say you shouldn't trust absentee ballots, so Republicans did need a high turnout and for most of those people turning out today to be Republicans to be competitive. To district that I'm watching is Northwest Order where President Trump had his rally last night they were behind in early voting, and so needed a big turnout today, as well as along the coast, which is another very GOP heavy district. That would be what pushed them over the top. So we saw Stephen Fowler. The Associated Press does so called voters surveys talking to voters in the run up to this election, and we looked at some of the early numbers. We saw that The Democratic vote was very slightly down. We saw that the percentage of blood the black vote was up a couple of points percentage points from what it was in November. You taking anything away from these Early numbers you're seeing. Well. The Democratic Party and both Democratic Senate candidates have put a lot of time and energy and effort into getting out the black vote. There are reliable democratic base in Georgia, and especially in southwest Georgia. It's not a place that candidates typically travel to or spend money, and that's a very, very important constituency. That we see in early voting numbers are showing up to the polls and showing up through absentee ballots at rates similar to what they did in November. And so part of the reason you see the black vote up is because of intentional effort that those campaigns targeted in a race where really, every single vote is gonna count. Stephen Fowler, one of the campaign saying, Are you getting any sense from them about how worried they are, whether they're feeling confident? Well, you know, both campaigns and both sides of campaigns are cautiously optimistic. Nobody feels that this is going to be a blowout for either side. And because there are so many absentee ballots to be counted and so many early votes to be counted, it isn't going to be readily apparent at 701, who is going to be the next U. S. Senators from Georgia. But really, it's going toe turn up. Really. It's going to come down to who doesn't show up today, You know, Democrats need their metropolitan Atlanta area voters to still head to the polls, even though they had an early voting lead and in Northwest George in particular, Republicans need those people to show up, so it's really gonna come down to who didn't get mobilized enough. And again so much focus on Georgia. The president president, United States President Trump is as we all know, has spent so much time and energy pointing to what went wrong in Georgia. Why he He claims, of course, that he wanted November even though he did not. Is there at this point, still a lot of focus on potential irregularities in voting. Absolutely. I mean, we talked to people across the state today there were showing up and voting using in person voting machines, even though they didn't quite trust the system. You have Kelly Leffler, saying just before the Trump rally. She's going to object to the electoral College votes for Georgia. David Perdue, who won't be able to be there because his term ended Sunday also objected. And you have state lawmakers that are already preparing legislation to Rollback voting laws and kind of crackdown on what they see is widespread fraud. Even though our Republican secretary of state says there's no evidence that But but clearly just in the few seconds we have some confusion, surely in the minds of some voters, given all the talk about problems in November, but still asking people to turn out Absolutely. I mean, it's a very conflicting message because before the November election president Trump said, Don't trust absentee by mail. Now they're saying Don't trust the voting machines, and those are the only two ways to vote in Georgia, and that's leading to some people may be staying home. Well, we're going to be watching it closely. I know you are. And we will be coming back to you as we watch these returns. Come in. Stephen Fowler, Georgia Public Broadcasting. Thank you. Thank you. In the day's other news, the U. S death toll.

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03:24 min | 2 months ago

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"S. Senate. From Georgia Public broadcasting, Stephen Fowler reports. Turnout at the polls is on the lighter side across. Much of the state lines have barely cracked 30 minutes as a short ballot. Plus early turnout means fewer people voting in person. President Trump tweeted concern about problems in Columbia County, where state officials said miss coded access cards prevented poll workers from starting up voting machines. But the secretary of state's office said voters used emergency paper backups and the problem was fixed. Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Leffler are hoping for strong GOP election Day turnout to defeat Democrats. Jonah Sophon Raphael Warnock for control of the Senate for NPR News. I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta. Germany is extending its coronavirus locked down by three weeks as infection rates and deaths reached new highs. Germany reported one of its highest daily death tolls. On Tuesday, NPR's Rob Schmitz reports Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the extension to the current lockdown as well as new restrictions that will last until the end of the month. Starting next Monday. Individuals may meet with a maximum of one other person who does not live in their household. Federal state governments have also decided to restrict people in Corona virus hot spots from traveling more than 15, kilometers. From their place of residence for a non essential purposes. NPR's Rob Schmitz, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the tough new Stay home order for England until at least mid February, 2 Combat and apparently more contagious Corona virus variant. Meanwhile, here in California about 1% of the state's 40 million residents have been vaccinated against the virus so far, Governor Gavin Newsom says the pace is not good enough is California hospitals are swamped? With more than 22,000 covert 19 patients. Stocks finished higher on Wall Street. This is NPR. The Trump Administration has made changes to one of the nation's oldest environmental laws, which will weaken protections for migratory birds as NPR's Nathan Rott reports. The move comes on National Bird Day. Under the new changes to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, industry or individuals would not be punished for accidental killings of migratory birds. So oil spills power lines wind turbines. Any development that accidentally kills those birds would no longer be a crime. In that respect. Federal wildlife officials acknowledge in the rulemaking that this could lead to an increase in bird deaths. But they say the changes needed to stop unwarranted prosecutions. A recent study found that North America has lost one in four migratory birds over the last 50 years. Conservation groups are pressing the incoming by an administration to repeal the change. Nathan Rott, NPR News time is running out for emotional support animals on airline flights today, American Airlines announced it is phasing in a band to most companion animals, although Passengers with a train service dog will still be allowed to bring the dog on board at no extra charge. Those wanting to travel with other pets, including untrained companion animals will have to pay a fee and have their pet put in the cargo hold or in a carrier that fits underneath the seat in the cabin. Stocks finished higher on Wall Street today. I'm Dwayne Brown. You're listening to NPR news. KCRW sponsors include.

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02:21 min | 2 months ago

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"The way. There's no way we lost your do this no rig that was a rigged election with still fight against. Trump also singled out vice president Pence, saying he hopes Spence comes through when he presides over Congress tomorrow. As lawmakers certified Joe Biden's election victory. Trump traveled to Georgia after a weekend phone call in which he pressured Georgia's secretary of state over the state's results in November. Stephen Fowler is with Georgia Public broadcasting, he reports on president he liked Biden's efforts to get out the vote. At a rally in Atlanta. Biden said that giving Democrats control of the Senate would quote make an immediate difference in people's lives once he takes office because their election Put an end to the block in Washington that $2000 stimulus check that money. They will go out the door immediately tell people who are in real trouble. The closing message from a softened Warnock is that they will work to improve health care, the economy and recovery from the coronavirus. Ausaf faces Republican Senator David Perdue. Warnock challenges Senator Kelly Leffler. Polls open at 7 A.m. on Tuesday for NPR News. I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta had a plan protest time to coincide with the counting of the electoral votes on Capitol Hill Police in Washington, D. C. Have arrested the leader of the proud boys. A far right group Enrique Tardio has been charged with two weapons offenses and the burning of a black lives matter. Banner removed from historic Black Church in D. C. Wisconsin's governor has mobilized the National Guard ahead of an announcement on the investigation into the police shooting that left Jacob Blake partially paralyzed her and pals with member station W U. W M. A few dozen supporters joined members of Jacob Lakes family to demand officer resting Chesky be charged. It is not yet known when the decision to charge Chesky will come down. But Blake's father, Jacob Lake Sr. Says he wants him charged with attempted murder. He tried to kill my son. You didn't try to take my son down. He tried to kill my son and could have killed my grandchildren. People have been regularly gathering for protest as they await a decision. Some businesses are still boarded up, and some streets have been closed off. Out of concerns for public safety. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has once again mobilize the National.

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03:48 min | 2 months ago

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"I'm Dave Freeman on Tuesday. Good morning to you. It's 6 35. This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm David Greene in Los Angeles. And I'm Layla folded in Culver City, California We are a week away from two crucial Senate runoff elections in Georgia. The outcome will determine which party controls the Senate and early voting has been underway for weeks. Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting has been covering both races and is with us. Good morning. Good morning. So Stephen. People have been casting ballots for a few weeks now. So what can you tell us about the votes so far? Well, more than 2.3 million. Jordan's have already voted in this election through early in person voting or returning an absentee by mail ballot. That's pretty stunning for a runoff, which typically doesn't have that many people voting. But like you said control of the U. S Senate is on the line. Now what we know is that these voters are slightly younger and slightly more diverse than what we saw in the general electorate. So that typically means that Democrats are ahead as of right now, and we look at the data of where people are voting, and most of these early votes are coming from metro Atlanta, suburban counties around the state and in typical democratic strongholds. How much can we really tell back in November we really saw Democrats dominate the early and absentee vote while Republicans turned out more on election day. So is that pattern repeating itself this time around. Yes and no, we are seeing, you know people voting at a similar pace that they were in the general election. But what's noticeable is who's not showing up to vote mean. Republicans do typically use Georges three weeks of early voting, but the numbers of Republican leaning counties and rural strongholds are way down from what you would expect to see. Compared to some of the other counties. And so it's an uphill battle for Republicans to try to counter act all of the Democratic early voting that made more complicated by the holiday where early voting is actually going to end a couple days early this time because of the new year Interesting because Georgia has been the focal point for President Trump's baseless claims that the election was stolen from him. So how much is that impacting what voters air doing now? It definitely has an impact. But it's hard to really quantify that because many of the people that have attended his rallies throughout the state and said that the system is rigged and the Trump should have won and that there's problems with our voting system are lining up to vote in these early voting sites. And so it's just really hard to square but also President Trump is Holding a rally the night before the election in northwest Georgia, the 14th congressional district where Marjorie Taylor Greene is about to take office. She's leading the charge of trying to challenge election results. And that district has the lowest turnout of any congressional district in Georgia, and none of those things are coincidences. That's Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting. He's been covering this closely for us. He also hosts the battleground ballot box podcast. Thank you so much, Stephen. Thank you. This pandemic continues to disproportionately impact communities of color in South Florida, a nonprofit is helping Latino and black residents get access to covert testing. They're also trying to build trust in the vaccine. From member station W. Lrn Veronica Sarah Go via reports, a group called Healthy Little Havana received an assignment this summer convinced residents of this neighborhood in Miami to get a covert 19 test. Nonprofit has lots of outreach experience. It helped with the census counting and because of the pandemic, it did that by phone. But this new challenge needs a face to face.

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Judge dismisses Georgia lawsuit alleging mishandling of absentee ballots

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Judge dismisses Georgia lawsuit alleging mishandling of absentee ballots

"Dismissed a Republican lawsuit seeking to ban the use of absentee drop boxes for two Senate run offs next month in Georgia. Stephen Fowler from Georgia Public Broadcasting reports the 12th Congressional District Republican Committee suit to halt drop boxes and prevent counties from processing ballots before Election Day, among other changes to absentee voting. They said there was potential for fraud that could impact the runoff election that will decide control of the U. S. Senate. But Judge J. Randall Hall of George W. Bush appointee said the claims about fraud were quote highly speculative and that he wouldn't change rules in the middle of an election. So far more than 914,000. Georgians have voted in the runoff for both U. S Senate seats and a spot on the statewide Public Service Commission for NPR News. I'm Stephen Fowler.

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Loeffler, Warnock face off in heated debate

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Loeffler, Warnock face off in heated debate

"Be held in georgia tonight ahead of the runoff election. Next month that will decide who leads the us senate but georgia public broadcasting stephen fowler reports not all of the candidates are participating appointed republican senator. Kelly leffler will debate raphael warnock a black baptist pastor who heads up the same church where martin luther king junior preached they face off to fill the final two years of johnny isaac since term after. He resigned last year for health reasons. The first debate will feature democrat jon ossoff and an empty lectern representing republican. Senator david purdue who declined to attend. Purdue canceled another debate just before the november third election. so he could appear at a rally with president trump for npr news. i'm stephen fowler and atlanta and

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Trump, still fighting the election results, hosts rally for Georgia senators

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Trump, still fighting the election results, hosts rally for Georgia senators

"Georgia for rallies supporting two Republican senators who face a runoff next month. But earlier, Trump pressured Governor Brian Camp to convene the legislature and overturned the state's election results. Georgia Public broadcasting Stephen Fowler reports camp refused The president once again push for camp to call a special session for lawmakers to appoint electors for Trump. That's despite no evidence of widespread fraud and an audit plus a recount that confirmed President elect Joe Biden won the state. Tweet. Kemp said he told the president he had already called for three audits of the election. So far, Trump has been fixated on Georgia's results in recent weeks, even as other Republicans have turned their attention to the pair of Senate run offs that will decide which party will hold the majority.

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Atlanta - Uncounted votes discovered that shrink Biden's lead in Georgia

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Atlanta - Uncounted votes discovered that shrink Biden's lead in Georgia

"To conduct an audit of its presidential election results, a second county in the state is discovered more votes that were not counted in the original tally. Georgia Public Broadcasting, Stephen Fowler reports the ballots slightly shrink Joe Biden's lead. Suburban Fayette County failed to upload a memory card of early votes that included nearly 2800 votes. The mistake was caught because officials saw more ballots were counted, then were reported in results online. Four of the votes were for President Trump and the Republican leaning county. So Biden's lead is now just under 13,000 votes. Secretary of state has called on a northwest Georgia election official to resign after another. Several 1000 votes were never even scanned counties across Georgia have until 11 59 Wednesday night to complete their audit for NPR

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Atlanta - Georgia's ballot 'audit' is now underway

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Atlanta - Georgia's ballot 'audit' is now underway

"In georgia counties. We'll work through the weekend on an audit of the presidential race a hand recount to nearly five million ballots the deadline to finish this wednesday georgia public broadcasting stephen fowler reports some smaller counties with a few thousand ballots quickly completed their audits that manually review voters choices for president in fulton georgia's largest elections director. Rick barron said his staff again work on more than half. A million ballots saturday morning and should get done well before the deadline. The trump campaign and other top republicans in georgia have continued to attack voting system and totals claiming without evidence that both the election and the counting process displayed irregularities. Dora's results will be finalized. Friday the twentieth win state officials certified them

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Georgia 2020 election results tighten

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Georgia 2020 election results tighten

"I'm Shea Stevens. Presidential election results in Georgia have tightened even further as officials continue to count absentee ballots as Georgia Public broadcasting Stephen Fowler reports President Trump's lead over Joe Biden has narrowed to fewer than 1300 votes. The whole country seems to be watching with bated breath as Georgia slowly reports more votes. Gabriel Starling, with the secretary of state's office says it normally takes time for every vote to be counted and even more will be reported. Once counties process provisional military and overseas ballots fast is great, and we appreciate fast way Maura appreciate accuracy. The margin between Trump and Biden is smaller than the number of ballots remaining. Plus most votes are coming from heavily Democratic areas, so it is possible that Biden could pull ahead once the final tally is made. For NPR News.

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New Trump campaign lawsuit targets alleged mishandling of Georgia absentee ballots

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New Trump campaign lawsuit targets alleged mishandling of Georgia absentee ballots

"Party of Georgia and the Trump campaign are suing a county in Georgia over alleged mishandling of absentee ballots. Is Georgia Public Broadcasting, Stephen Fowler reports the lawsuit alleges about 50 ballots were improperly counted. The lawsuit alleges that a Republican poll watchers saw a Chatham County election worker makes ballots that came in after the seven PM Tuesday deadline with ones that came in on time. So the state Republican Party and Trump campaign want the coastal Georgia County to account for every single ballot they received to make sure that late votes did not count. A legal challenge in Georgia is notable because it doesn't seek to block statewide counting but instead focuses on a potential narrow violation ofthe election law. Georgia saw a record setting turnout in this election thanks to a surgeon, absentee and early voting.

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Governor Drops Lawsuit Against Atlanta Mayor Over Masks, But Fight May Not Be Over

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Governor Drops Lawsuit Against Atlanta Mayor Over Masks, But Fight May Not Be Over

"The state's lawsuit challenging a facemask mandate imposed by the mayor of Atlanta. Stephen Fowler with Georgia Public Broadcasting reports. The Republican governor says he remains opposed to the order from the city's Democratic mayor. Atlanta's one of several local governments that enacted a mask mandate even as governor Brian Kemp says they weren't allowed to. So he sued the city, which also shuttered businesses and a voluntary rollback of reopening plans. But now, with negotiations breaking down Temple issue, a new executive order that could stop governments from enforcing mass requirements on private property that Stephen Fowler

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Atlanta mayor orders city to return to Phase 1

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Atlanta mayor orders city to return to Phase 1

"Is asking residents to stay home again as covert. 19 cases continue to soar in Georgia. Georgia Public broadcasting Stephen Fowler has wore on the rollback of voluntary guidelines this week. First Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms was diagnosed with covert 19. Then she ordered a citywide mask mandate. Now she's asking residents to stay home when possible. All of the restart phases are voluntary. So Governor Brian Kemp says statewide rules for reopening apply, and Atlantis plan is unenforceable. Friday, Georgia reported a daily record for new Corona virus cases and the positive rate continues to climb. Georgia

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Problems reported at polling sites as Georgia holds primary

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01:47 min | 9 months ago

Problems reported at polling sites as Georgia holds primary

"Well the states are record absent T. turn out long lines and problems with new voting machines plagues those voters who did show up to the polls as Georgia public broadcasting's Stephen Fowler reports the meltdown comes ahead of what's expected to be a competitive election in Georgia this fall before the first vote is cast elections officials warned of longer lines fewer polling sites and likely problems with the new voting system so Anita Walker showed up to vote at Sandown recreation center in south Fulton County twenty minutes before the polls opened listed here for an extreme ly long time before we even knew anything and then we have to continue to wait for them to come back up so it was it was very chaotic this morning all of the voting machines were down for hours and she did not cast a ballot until ten forty five across the state similar stories played out some counties a liver voting machines to the wrong location others had issues with elderly poll workers dropping out still others were consolidated into massive precincts overwhelmed with people coming to vote in person eighty year old and need a herd was frustrated none of the voting machines that heard the cab county polling place were working and poll workers ran out of backup paper ballots after just twenty voters America has gotten to the point that we are now taking the liberties of people even voting from them how can we do this gave sterling with the secretary of state's office says the problems are limited to a few counties and argued many of the reported issues can be fixed by more training the vast majority of counties metro suburban urban are all doing fine with the system and they're into getting through it Georgia is considered a battleground for this November's election and has two U. S. Senate races that will keep turnout and attention to voting

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"stephen fowler" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:08 min | 1 year ago

"stephen fowler" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The job that he loves because his health challenges are taking their toll on him his family and his staff Isaacson has Parkinson's disease which he says is getting worse he also fractured several ribs in a fall this July and just this week doctors removed a mass from his kidneys next fall Georgia's other senator David Perdue will be up for reelection so well Isaac sins replacement appointed by governor Brian kelp that means every member of Congress from Georgia will be on the ballot in twenty twenty for NPR news I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta U. S. stocks are trading higher this hour with the Dow up two hundred ten points to twenty five thousand nine hundred eighty eight the nasdaq is up twenty one of seventy forty eight as some peas up sixteen points or more than half a percent this is NPR news from KQED news I'm Michelle Wiley Marin county sheriff's deputies have arrested a seventy three year old man they say set a wildfire that prompted evacuation warning and would occur authorities say Henry Walker of Petaluma flagged down a fire official yesterday afternoon and said he'd been burning some personal items when the fire got out of control sheriff's officials say Walker had minor injuries from trying to stomp out the flames Walker was arrested on suspicion of felony reckless burning the fire burned about sixteen acres near the spirit rock meditation center fire fire officials say it's eighty percent contained and is expected to be fully contained late tonight community college students across California are heading back to school governor Gavin Newsom stop by a college in Sacramento Tuesday to highlight the expansion of the state's free community college program from KQ these politics ask Katie or reports in his recently enacted state budget knew someone nearly forty three million dollars to extend tuition free community college from one year to to the program applies to first time full time students roughly thirty three thousand people knew some says he hopes it will change people's perspective on going to college a lot of people like the college and I think that's not for me I can't afford it but.

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01:56 min | 2 years ago

"stephen fowler" Discussed on KCRW

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler says the committee will call attorney general William bar to testify in the near future. He'll be questioned about his four page summary of the report released on Sunday Barr says the investigation did not find sufficient evidence to establish that President Trump committed obstruction of Justice. But it also does not exonerate him. NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis has more House Judiciary, chairman Nadler has made clear that he wants to continue his lines of inquiry. He has said in a statement that he intends to ask attorney general William bar to come up and testify. You know, he does have some six five six dozen Inc. Lines of inquiry out to members of the Trump administration. And Trump associates that he's looking into. I do think there's a question that's raised over whether these people who had been cooperating to some degree step up and maybe one play hard ball a little bit more on what Jerry Nadler wants from them NPR's. Susan Davis reporting. Meanwhile, sent a demo. Migrants Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer say attorney general William bar is quote, not a neutral observer, and they urge full release of Muller's report. President Trump, meanwhile, proclaiming complete and total. Exoneration has now arrived back in Washington after a weekend in Florida. Seems just about everyone has an opinion about the four page summary of the Muller report. Georgia public broadcasting. Stephen Fowler has reactions from Atlanta. It's just after Kamla Harris for president rally, but the California Senator isn't on everyone's mind pockets of people are discussing the four page summary that found no evidence of conspiracy with Russia, but did not take a stance on whether President Trump obstructed the investigation. Rhonda hall is one of them. She considers herself a political independent says the letter just wasn't enough information. It did not go far enough to me. It was just a waste of time and energy. Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted the reports summary showed quote, no collusion..

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"stephen fowler" Discussed on KCRW

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03:05 min | 2 years ago

"stephen fowler" Discussed on KCRW

"I'm David green. And I'm Rachel Martin. And the day is finally upon us election day and this morning. We're getting updates from polling places around the country. We're going to head now to Georgia where we have seen an all star line-up campaigning for the candidates were vying to become governor President Trump traveled there to rally for Republican candidate Bryant camp. So did vice President Mike Pence, former President Obama and Oprah were among those who've turned out for Democrats Stacey Abrams, if Abrahams wins she would become the nation's first African American woman elected governor, George public broadcasting Stephen Fowler is at a polling station in east Atlanta at this very moment. And he joins us on the line. His Stephen good morning. Right. So I know it's still early, but how are things looking. Well, there about seventy five or so people in line at my polling place. They've been that way since before seven people are handing out three doughnuts. And there are a lot of umbrellas because there's a slight threat. Of rain to happen. But people here are not deterred. What are they telling you what what is bringing people out today? People are out today. Because this gubernatorial race in particular is one that's kind of polarizing and dividing people motivating them to participate in democracy, some key issues. Here are voting rights healthcare with the Medicaid expansion and other things and really keeping Georgia's economy growing is what people are saying that I've been talking to in line. I mentioned that this race is brought high profile supporters of for the Republican. And the democrat does that make a difference? I mean is that when you hear Barack Obama come out for Abrahams or President Trump and Mike Pence come out for camp is that is that jazzing those voters? So both parties are really jazzed by these candidates and their celebrity endorsements high profile endorsements people waited almost twenty four hours in line to see President Obama last week, people waited almost twenty four hours to see President Trump over the weekend and these surrogates for these candidates, really, they're, you know, making people happy and excited saying this candidate is who Barack Obama endorses this candidate who President Trump endorses? So it just makes people think, you know, this is a race worth participating in our people telling you as many have noted that they're voting because of how they feel about the president is this a referendum as they see it on his. Performance. I think this is more about Georgia. But that's yeah. I think it's more about Georgia than the president. All right. We're taking him with polling places around the country. Georgia public broadcasting stealing Stephen Fowler for us in Atlanta. Thanks so much. Thank you and all this morning. Rolls of listening to voters around the country as they share their hopes and their fears about how this day is going to play out in a moment. We're going to hear from some young voters in the state of Florida. I will hear from one of the key voting groups in the battle for the house suburban white women NPR's Barbara sprint went to the battleground suburbs of northern Virginia. It's the fall.

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"stephen fowler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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03:02 min | 2 years ago

"stephen fowler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"NPR news. I'm Matthew Bogner in Moscow. What was hurricane Michael continues to weaken over Georgia? It's now a tropical storm with top sustained winds of. Fifty miles per hour. Michael continues to move east and is projected to reach South Carolina this morning. Meanwhile, the damage estimates are beginning to come in Georgia public broadcasting's. Stephen Fowler reports. Georgia's agriculture industry could be badly affected. Most of the states, cotton, peanuts and pecan farms were in the storm's path and losses could be widespread. Many crops are in the early stages of being harvested a process not helped by high winds and heavy rains, former Georgia governor and current agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue says the USDA is ready to help farmers or cover Stephen Fowler reporting. Authorities say the storm has killed two people a girl in Georgia and man in Florida stock markets in Asia fell sharply overnight with stock exchanges in both Shanghai. And shenzhen. Both tumbling more than five percent NPR's. Rob Schmitz reports on Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrials dropped more than eight hundred points. It was the third biggest single day drop in the Dow's history. Asian markets. Followed suit Hong Kong's Hansung index was down nearly four percent while on the mainland. The Shanghai composite for more than five percent, and the Shenzhen composite plunged nearly six and a half percent in Taiwan. Tech-heavy Taiex dropped more than six percent was shares of lens maker and apple supplier large on precision tumbling nearly ten percent markets. Elsewhere in Asia also fell sharply. Meanwhile, the price of major crypto currencies, including bitcoin plunged with thirteen billion dollars worth of value being wiped out and just a matter of hours on Wednesday. President Trump blamed the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates despite market turbulence calling Wall Street sell off along the weighted correction, rob Schmitz, NPR news, Shanghai disaster. Officials and Indonesia say the official search and rescue effort for victims of the earthquake and soon NAMI will end today in the provincial capital Palo. The death toll is more than two thousand people. It's feared five thousand others are still missing. You're listening to NPR. This is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake. It's seven oh, four seventy three degrees. Mostly cloudy right now, we do expect some rain today. Possibly heavy at times. Also flood watch is in effect starting at noon today. Federal authorities say a New York ma'am plan to detonate a two hundred pound homemade bomb on election day at the National Mall in Washington, Paul Rosenfeld of Japan and Rockland county was charged yesterday with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and interstate transportation and receipt of explosive materials in a court complaint. Prosecutors said the FBI found a functional bomb in his basement. During a raid, they say he planned to use it to kill himself and draw attention to his political ideology in which public officials are chosen randomly rather than be elected. It was not immediately clear Rosenfeld hat an attorney. A report says that almost half of New York City public school buildings are not accessible to students with disabilities at all..

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"stephen fowler" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:06 min | 2 years ago

"stephen fowler" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Back story that eventually drove the headlines will meet Woodward, the author of fear Trump in the White House. I we get an update on Florence get brought high winds when it made landfall as a hurricane now as a tropical depression. It's heavy rains are doing much more damage. We'd love to hear from you. So Email us one a at W A M U dot org. Comment on our Facebook page or tweet us at one end. From NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. The remnants of tropical storm Florence moving north after drenching the Carolinas and causing at least thirty one deaths in the region. President Trump says the nation's hands are folded in prayer for the storm victims, and that the government is ready to help nearly twenty thousand federal and military personnel are deployed to support response efforts along the southeast coast. These are incredible people that are going through a lot right down. The president was speaking at a White House event recognizing Hispanic heritage month. The Justice department says the sexual assault allegation against supreme court nominee. Brad Kavanagh does not warrant a federal criminal investigation. It says the FBI received a letter from a woman accusing cavenaugh of sexual misconduct when both were in high school. The department says the FBI turned the letter over to the White House counsel's office Cavanaugh who denies the women's allegations. And as accuser Christine Ford, we'll. Get a chance to tell their side of the story at a Senate hearing next week. A federal judge is refusing requests to order the state of Georgia switched to paper ballots ahead of the midterm elections in November as Georgia public broadcasting's. Stephen Fowler reports. The judge cited the timing of the request in Monday's order. Judge. Amy totenberg said the court's greatest concern. After hearing the case is the quote massive scrambling. The state would have to do to move to paper Georgia's more than twenty six hundred precincts and one hundred fifty nine counties that would all have to make the switch an early voting begins in less than a month. The judge said there is a tide of evidence the state's digital touch screen voting machines are security risks. But she said the timing of the lawsuit filed by a group of voters and election. Security advocates did not justify the last minute change. The decision is expected to be appealed for NPR news. I'm Stephen Fowler. And Atlanta, Canada's foreign affairs minister heads back to Washington this week for the resumption of talks. On renegotiating the North American Free trade agreement or NAFTA as Dan carpenter. Chuck reports u s and Canadian negotiators are trying to meet a deadline to reach an agreement by the end of this month. Foreign affairs minister, Christopher Freeland says she and US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer have agreed to another face to face meeting. The exact day for the get together hasn't been set. But it's reach understanding of each other's positions on NAFTA trade officials from both countries have been meetings and slashed week in what's described as intensive talks prime minister Justin Trudeau has said repeatedly over the past week that he won't commit to a deal unless it's a good deal for Canada. He's now facing opposition pressure in parliament over his government's tactics. The negotiations are said to have stalled mainly over Ottawa's insistence that any deal would have to include an independent mechanism for dispute resolution for NPR news. I'm Dan carpenter can Toronto renewed trade tensions between the US and China said Wall Street stocks lower the Dow fell ninety two points. This is NPR news from K Q E. News. I'm Tiffany Cam. High. Imagine not being able to Google anything shop on Amazon, log into Facebook or even touch your iphone. That's the idea behind occupy Silicon Valley which was supposed to start today. But it's K Q itty. Sam Harnett reports it hasn't caught on seven years ago today. Protesters took over as a Coty park in New York City, kicking off Occupy Wall street. It turns out big tech is a harder target than big finance says organizer Dame Muhanna s difficult to purchase against the companies because they are online. We cannot reach them in a way that is physical. Plus, she says the products are so ingrained in our lives. Mahane works for ad Buster's. The Canada based anti consumerist magazine helped spark Occupy Wall street in two thousand eleven that protest was about banks, finance and the one percent occupy Silicon Valley is trying to show people. How big tech is now dominating our lives for over a month? Add busters has tried to whip up support where else. But online. I'm Sam Harnett, kqed news. A homeless encampment near San Jose international airport has moved to a new temporary site. The hope village encampment was set up in a state owned parking lot earlier this month, the C H issued a notice last week informing it's seven residents to Kate. But after elected officials intervened the camp was allowed this morning to move just a few hundred feet away. Peter Miron conch is an organizer. The news. Dealing with all week was pretty horrific. So a big victory. The city and county are looking for a more permanent site..

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NPR, President Trump and White House discussed on Morning Edition

"Coleman President Trump's action to strip the. Security clearance a former c. i. director. John Brennan is facing severe criticism Virginia democratic Senator Mark Warner says the White House. Appears to be fixated on the federal. Fraud trial of Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and revelations in secret tape recordings from fired White House staffer this is a White House it feels under. Siege because of, the president's, former campaign manager's trial, and obviously. Some of the issues. With his four staffer Omarosa This. Is an. Attempt to distract the American public from those items at this White House faces on. A daily basis John Brennan has sharply criticized Trump the president. Told the Wall Street Journal that he blames. Brennan for special counsel Robert Muller's Russia investigation and said he had to do something about, that Trump didn't offer any evidence that. Could prove,

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"stephen fowler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:37 min | 2 years ago

"stephen fowler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Shay Stevens the Trump administration plans to help American farmers hurt by its own trade policies NPR's Brian Naylor reports, that, the, government says it is making an estimated twelve billion dollars in emergency. Aid available to farmers farmers especially hog farmers and soybean growers in red states have felt the brunt of retaliatory tariffs placed on agriculture by China and other nations that the Trump administration. Has penalized with tariffs on their exports agriculture, secretary Sonny Perdue said the age shows the president, has the, farmers backs the programs were announcing today or. Affirm state that other nations, cannot bully our agricultural producers to force the. United States to cave in the aid will include direct payments to, some farmers the government will buy the crops of others many, foreign, state, lawmakers on, both sides of the I'll say the Trump trade policies are hurting their farmers but on the. Other hand they, don't want the government bailing them out Brian Naylor. NPR, news, Washington Georgia's secretary of state Brian Kemp is the Republican nominee for. Governor after winning GOP runoff in that state Tuesday as Georgia public broadcasting Stephen Fowler reports one time frontrunner Casey Caygill is pleading party unity heading into the November election in early and. Emotional concession speech Lieutenant governor Caygill said he, would stand behind camp as the party's nominee speaking, to reporters, Caygill said there was no doubt a last. Minute endorsement from President Trump, turned the tide against him and we saw We are Charted, a course and we thought we could overcome by This is the most. Powerful man, in the, world in his hometown of Athens Kemp agreed. Telling supporters the endorsement and a rally from vice President Mike. Pence, poured gasoline on the fire of their. Momentum campuses. Democrats Stacey Abrams, in November for NPR news I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta if seventy national park is being evacuated and hotel and campground reservations are being canceled because of a, nearly thirty eight thousand acre forest fire park ranger. Scott get him insists extreme caution is being. Is needed as crews tried to fully contain the flames as these firefighters, are working in this area for. Strictly for visitor safety we have to close the roads we can't have vehicles on that. Road because you've got. Firefighting equipment and you've got firefighters you've got, air operations Gettleman says the valley portion of the part. The heart of visitor experience will be closed through Sunday. The so-called Ferguson fire broke out. Nearly two. Weeks ago the death toll from Greece's deadly wild deadliest wildfires, in decades has climbed to at least Seventy four on Tuesday rescue crews searched for people who might have been trapped by flames. Engulfed popular summer resorts. Near Athens the fires are being fueled by, fifty mile per hour winds that frequently changed direction that. Broke out on Monday afternoon but the calls was not. Immediately clear the prime minister is. Declared three. Days of national mourning this is NPR news President Trump says. He'll. Propose to European officials that both sides drop all tariffs barriers and subsidies Trump has floated. The idea in the past but he tweeted Tuesday that he doubts that Europeans will go for it the president says it would be finally called free at. Market and Fairtrade Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday the trade partners must either negotiate a fair deal or pay tariffs Britain's Prime Minister Theresa may says she's. Taking control of negotiations. With the, European Union over, Brexit as Teri Schultz reports maze announcement comes after her government publicly declared that the. UK will continue to follow e you law after the split Theresa May's Brexit secretary Dominic Robb is. Giving the clearest picture yet about the transition period which is planned to last roughly eighteen months after Brexit's finalized next, March in a new report rob says. During that period it will be necessary to keep e. You laws and your Appear in court of Justice. Rulings in place so businesses and citizens will only have to deal with one set of changes. Once the UK establishes its own laws and its relationship with the. EU. Currently being negotiated rob is also dealing with public concern about the possibility no deal will. Be reached he told a parliamentary committee the government will make sure there are adequate food supplies if talks fall apart for NPR news I'm Teri Schultz in. Brussels on stock markets in Asia shares are higher following mixed trading on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average gained one hundred and ninety seven. Points the NASDAQ up. Diffraction and the and s&p, five hundred added thirteen I'm Shay Stevens NPR news in.

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Trump administration announces $12 billion in aid to farmers affected by tariffs

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Trump administration announces $12 billion in aid to farmers affected by tariffs

"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Shay Stevens the Trump administration plans to help American farmers hurt by its own trade policies NPR's Brian Naylor reports, that, the, government says it is making an estimated twelve billion dollars in emergency. Aid available to farmers farmers especially hog farmers and soybean growers in red states have felt the brunt of retaliatory tariffs placed on agriculture by China and other nations that the Trump administration. Has penalized with tariffs on their exports agriculture, secretary Sonny Perdue said the age shows the president, has the, farmers backs the programs were announcing today or. Affirm state that other nations, cannot bully our agricultural producers to force the. United States to cave in the aid will include direct payments to, some farmers the government will buy the crops of others many, foreign, state, lawmakers on, both sides of the I'll say the Trump trade policies are hurting their farmers but on the. Other hand they, don't want the government bailing them out Brian Naylor. NPR, news, Washington Georgia's secretary of state Brian Kemp is the Republican nominee for. Governor after winning GOP runoff in that state Tuesday as Georgia public broadcasting Stephen Fowler reports one time frontrunner Casey Caygill is pleading party unity heading into the November election in early and. Emotional concession speech Lieutenant governor Caygill said he, would stand behind camp as the party's nominee speaking, to reporters, Caygill said there was no doubt a last. Minute endorsement from President Trump, turned the tide against him and we saw We are Charted, a course and we thought we could overcome by This is the most. Powerful man, in the, world in his hometown of Athens Kemp agreed. Telling supporters the endorsement and a rally from vice President Mike. Pence, poured gasoline on the fire of their. Momentum campuses. Democrats Stacey Abrams, in November for NPR news I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta if seventy national park is being evacuated and hotel and campground reservations are being canceled because of a, nearly thirty eight thousand acre forest fire park ranger. Scott get him insists extreme caution is being. Is needed as crews tried to fully contain the flames as these firefighters, are working in this area for. Strictly for visitor safety we have to close the roads we can't have vehicles on that. Road because you've got. Firefighting equipment and you've got firefighters you've got, air operations Gettleman says the valley portion of the part. The heart of visitor experience will be closed through Sunday. The so-called Ferguson fire broke out. Nearly two. Weeks ago the death toll from Greece's deadly wild deadliest wildfires, in decades has climbed to at least Seventy four on Tuesday rescue crews searched for people who might have been trapped by flames. Engulfed popular summer resorts. Near Athens the fires are being fueled by, fifty mile per hour winds that frequently changed direction that. Broke out on Monday afternoon but the calls was not. Immediately clear the prime minister is. Declared three. Days of national mourning this is NPR news President Trump says. He'll. Propose to European officials that both sides drop all tariffs barriers and subsidies Trump has floated. The idea in the past but he tweeted Tuesday that he doubts that Europeans will go for it the president says it would be finally called free at. Market and Fairtrade Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday the trade partners must either negotiate a fair deal or pay tariffs Britain's Prime Minister Theresa may says she's. Taking control of negotiations. With the, European Union over, Brexit as Teri Schultz reports maze announcement comes after her government publicly declared that the. UK will continue to follow e you law after the split Theresa May's Brexit secretary Dominic Robb is. Giving the clearest picture yet about the transition period which is planned to last roughly eighteen months after Brexit's finalized next, March in a new report rob says. During that period it will be necessary to keep e. You laws and your Appear in court of Justice. Rulings in place so businesses and citizens will only have to deal with one set of changes. Once the UK establishes its own laws and its relationship with the. EU. Currently being negotiated rob is also dealing with public concern about the possibility no deal will. Be reached he told a parliamentary committee the government will make sure there are adequate food supplies if talks fall apart for NPR news I'm Teri Schultz in. Brussels on stock markets in Asia shares are higher following mixed trading on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average gained one hundred and ninety seven. Points the NASDAQ up. Diffraction and the and s&p, five hundred added thirteen I'm Shay Stevens NPR news in.

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