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"tanya moseley" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

07:17 min | 3 weeks ago

"tanya moseley" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

"When should we go into the office? How do you network when you're working remotely? On work lab, the podcast from Microsoft, we explore how work is changing. And it's hosted by me, Elise Hugh, and me, Tanya Moseley. We talked to leading experts on the future of work. Economists, technologists, researchers, CEOs, psychologists, neuroscientists, authors, behavioral scientists, and more. Follow work lab on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. Coming up on 5 minute news. Republicans win narrow House majority as count concludes. Same sex marriage Bill clears Senate vote. And NATO agrees missile strike wasn't an attack by Russia. It's Thursday November 17. I'm Anthony Davis. The GOP won control of the U.S. House on Wednesday, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt president Joe Biden's agenda and spur a flurry of investigations. But a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges for Republican leaders and complicate the party's ability to govern. More than a week after election day, Republicans secured the 218th seat needed to flip the house from Democrat control. The full scope of the party's majority may not be clear for several more days or weeks, as votes in competitive races are still being counted. But they are now on track to cobble together what could be the party's narrowest majority of the 21st century, rivaling 2001 when Republicans had just a 9 seat majority 221 to 212 with two independents. That's far short of the sweeping victory the GOP predicted going into this year's midterm elections. Instead, Democrats showed surprising resilience, holding on to moderate, suburban districts from Virginia to Minnesota and Kansas. The results could complicate house GOP leader Kevin McCarthy's plans to become speaker as some Republican members have questioned whether to back him or impose conditions for their support. McCarthy celebrated his party having officially flipped the house on Twitter on Wednesday night, president Joe Biden, congratulated McCarthy, saying he is ready to work with House Republicans to deliver results for working families. He added that the future is too promising to be trapped in political warfare. Legislation to protect same sex and interracial marriage crossed a major Senate hurdle on Wednesday, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. 12 Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the legislation, meaning a final vote could come as soon as this week or later this month. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said the bill ensuring the unions are legally recognized under the law, is chance for the Senate to live up to its highest ideals, and protect marriage equality for all people. It will make our country a better fairer place to live Schumer said, noting that his own daughter and her wife are expecting a baby next year. Senate Democrats are quickly moving to pass the bill whilst the party still has control of the house. Love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love, president Joe Biden said. The bill has gained steady momentum since the Supreme Court's June decision that overturned roe V wade and the federal rights to an abortion. An opinion at the time from justice clarence Thomas suggested that an earlier high court decision protecting same sex marriage could also come under threat. Still many Republicans in Congress have been reluctant to support the legislation, with many saying it was unnecessary while the marriages are still protected by the courts. Democrats delayed consideration until after the midterm elections, hoping that would relieve political pressure on some GOP senators who might be wavering. NATO member Poland and the head of the military alliance both said on Wednesday that a military strike in Polish farmland that killed two people appeared to be unintentional and was probably launched by air defenses in neighboring Ukraine. Russia had been bombarding Ukraine at the time in an attack that savaged its power grid. Ukraine's defense was launching their missiles in various directions, and it's highly probable that one of these missiles unfortunately fell on Polish territory, said Polish president duda. There is nothing absolutely nothing to suggest. It was an intentional attack on Poland. NATO secretary general yen sultan, at a meeting of the 30 nation military alliance in Brussels, echoed the preliminary Polish findings. Ukrainian president Vladimir zelensky, however, disputed them and asked for further investigation. The assessments of Tuesday's deadly missile landing appeared to dial back the likelihood of the strike triggering another major escalation in the nearly 9 month old Russian invasion of Ukraine. If Russia had targeted Poland, that could have risked drawing NATO into the conflict. Still Stoltenberg and others laid overall but not specific blame on Russian president Vladimir Putin's war. This is not Ukraine's fault, Russia bears ultimate responsibility, Stoltenberg said. A Russian defense ministry spokesman in Moscow said no Russian strike on Tuesday was closer than 22 miles from the Ukraine Poland border. 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"tanya moseley" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

05:06 min | 5 months ago

"tanya moseley" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"A pardon? He told me. But was this a first, the president was telling his top aides, they could commit perjury before the Senate Watergate committee, and count on a pardon. Politics and pardons on the next reveal. Saturday afternoon at one. On 90.1. From NPR and WBUR, I'm Scott Tong in Washington, D.C.. And I'm Tanya Moseley and Culver City, California. This is here and now. A fist bump, not a handshake, was how President Biden greeted Muhammad bil Salman today. He's the Saudi prince who U.S. intelligence says, ordered the 2018 murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal shark Khashoggi. Biden is under pressure to speak up about the murder. He also needs Saudi to help bring down fuel prices. And back home the president has other challenges. It may be game over for big pieces of his legislative agenda, notably climate change. So it's time now for our Friday round table. We have reclined ABC News political director hey Rick. Great to be with you. Thanks for having me. And Francesca chambers is with us. White House correspondent at USA Today. Francesca happy Friday. Thank you. Always a pleasure. And let's talk once again about Joe Manchin. This morning the critical centrist democratic senator said he's a no vote on an economic bill that includes spending on climate change proposals, Manchin is of course from a coal state, West Virginia. Here is this morning on West Virginia metro news radio. Inflation is absolutely killing many, many people. They can't buy gasoline. I have a hard time buying groceries. Everything they buy and consume for their daily lives is a hardship to them and can't we wait to make sure that we do nothing to add to that. Francesca for the president's agenda, we know the clock is ticking down to the midterms. How big a blow is this? Well, it's not just ticking down to the midterms, it's ticking down to an August recess that comes in about three weeks and Democrats have many things that they had hoped to get done during that time. Things that they thought would help with voters to get them out to the polls as you were asking about. And this was a major one. The White House now saying that they're not going to negotiate in public when asked about it today on the flight to Saudi Arabia, which is consistently been their position, but Manchin has been quite clear if inflation is high. He wouldn't vote for this and now this may be the final blow considering Democrats just won't have time to consider to continue negotiating with Manchin. Yeah. And Rick, let's just step back on this on this issue. Ron wyden, the liberal democratic senator from Oregon said, this was the last chance to prevent the most catastrophic and costly effects of climate change. I mean, could this issue fall off the table for years? Scientists, of course, say we need to address this yesterday. I think Democrats are likely to lose control of at least the house if not the house of the Senate. And in that sense, it's not going to be a front burner issue. But that's another way of looking at this. Is that Joe Manchin is being vilified right now for his role in this? And I think he deserves whatever degree of blame you assigned to it based on your beliefs on this. That said, what he is saying is not something that is foreign to the ears of many American workers out there who are struggling that would rather see an emphasis on energy production that gets at gas prices right now than climate change. And that are concerned about runaway inflation. And the idea that more spending right now is the solution is not something that's going to sell very widely. So I've been struck by there are some progressive Democrats who this week with the inflation report coming out and saying, this is unacceptable. We need to do something about this. They almost sounded like they were the party out of power rather than the party in power. And Joe Manchin, in one way, he feels like he is saving Democrats from themselves, particularly given the 9.1% inflation. That was the cause of his fresh concerns. He is signaled his position for some time now. Rick, really quickly, can you briefly share what is left in and out of this bill? Well, this takes out really anything you were going to do around climate change. What's left is potentially some areas to try to bring down drug prices, some potentially potentially some areas to address tax reform. But it's very minor, very narrow compared to the hundreds of billions that was initially proposed and that still was seen as a possibility. All year, the Democrats have spent two years now. Year and a half, trying to get Manchin and sinema on board. Manchin saying that he won't be on board for anything that increases inflation by additional spending, and also the climate provisions. It's a major blow to what's left of the Biden domestic agenda. Let's bring up another major topic for this week. Francesca, I want to ask you about abortion. In Congress Democrats are trying to protect abortion rights three weeks after we know the Supreme Court overturned roe V wade. But Republicans blocked a bill that would have helped persons cross state lines to get abortions. And they were slammed by democratic senator patty Murray. Let's listen. There is already legislation introduced in Missouri to ban abortion travel. Anyone telling

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"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

"I love wine. My dad introduced me to wine. When i was a kid and taught me how to use it responsibly and i still adore and the central part of my life but i also recognize that this plays a very negative role. Lots of others people's lives. And i see that sort of that sort of delicate relationship between a useful product that that makes life a lot of fun and a compulsive product that makes me feel bad about myself when i when i use twitter and i see in other people's lives when they overuse alcohol so i thought it was just really important to make the case that social media is like attention alcohol. Not because these things are all good or all bad but precisely because they can be so. Wonderful in the right doses. That is so easy to overuse them right. It'll be interesting to see governments which we regulate alcohol sales and consumption might think about social media use in the same way as well. Derek thompson is a staff writer at the atlantic as always thank you so much. Thank you here. And now is a production of npr in wb. you are. i'm tanya moseley. I'm robin young. You're listening to him anything this message comes from. Npr sponsor uk g. hr workforce management solutions designed to make employees happy when employees feel supported businesses. Become more than a place of work. They become a work of art. uk g our purpose is people..

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"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

"And floyd mayweather shall they promoted initial point offerings also called ico's basically a way of fundraising for start up. If you buy an ico you'll be given a token which usually represents a stake in that company calendar and mayweather posted on social media encouraging fans to buy ico's but they didn't mention they were paid to advertise those issues and they promised the value of the ice ios would go up. Dj talent and floyd mayweather. We're eventually find more than seven hundred sixty thousand dollars and the company fronting those issues centr attack was indicted on wire and securities fraud. The cryptocurrency industry is regulated. The actual debates among regulators and market participants are well is regulated. Simona mola is a senior manager at economics consulting firm cornerstone research. She also used to work for the. Us securities and exchange commission. She says the sec regulates the industry with two goals in mind kerr investor while facilitating conduct permission. It's a balancing act. Mola and others will tell you the system worked as it should have to prevent. Dj calot and floyd mayweather from committing fraud. Their case came shortly after the sec. Decided ico's acted like securities and therefore had to follow the same rules. The sec has even recently created a standalone office called the strategic hub for innovation and financial technology. But there are critics who argue. The government is playing giant game of catch up while i look back to the history of regulation and financial market. All regulation was post-facto. Dave jevans is the ceo of cypher. Trace which works with crypto companies and government agencies to craft regulations thumping happened and then regulators came manel regulatory bodies were created to help protect consumers or institution of things that happened. He says there's a long history of underfunded overworked behind the times. Regulators operating complaint driven system. Something horrendous happens makes the headlines and den day move but there's another dynamic place jevans. The cryptocurrency industry is exploding with technological innovations and many regulators are wary of establishing complicated rules. Before they understand. What's going on the bad news about that. Approach is sometimes bad. Things will happen but that's going to happen anyway. Banks get had to accept that if the bank gets hacked. It's backed by the federal deposit insurance corporation or the fdic and some of your money is protected. That's not necessarily the case when it comes to crypto so what's next taxation for one thing there's language on that in the infrastructure bill moving in washington. Dc the chairman of the sec is calling for congress to give regulators more authority to oversee new entities and there might even be yet another currency coming issued by none other than the federal government for here and now. I'm under the bundle. Moody here and now is a production of npr in wbz boston. I'm tanya moseley. i'm robin young. it's here now.

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"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

06:58 min | 1 year ago

"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

"From npr in wbz. I'm tanya moseley. I'm scott tong it's here now. General mark milley heroic treasonous somewhere in the middle. The country's highest ranking military leader twice called his chinese counterpart to pledge that the us would not attack china. The calls came at the end of the trump administration last october. And then this january. This was first reported in an upcoming book and then confirmed by. Millie and the pentagon milly reportedly feared that trump's actions in the waning days of his presidency could have provoked a military confrontation with china. Is critics include retired lieutenant. Colonel alexander vin men who said he crossed a line here. he is a newsweek's the daily break podcast. Even if he did what he did for the right reasons what he did was wrong and there an accountability with that. You can't just walk away from flirting with upending. Civil-military norms you know. Doing end runs around civilian control and walk away with their consequences. Okay let's bring in here announced national security analyst. Jim walsh to talk about all this. He's with the mit security studies program. I jim scott now. There's a furious political debate as you know over million what he did. How do you think about this and what it tells us about. Who's in charge. The top uniform military officer or the commander in chief. Well you're right to say that. The debate is sort of settled into millie as heroic defender. Add up moment of peril. I mean it's worth pointing out that. This was in the middle of the insurrection after all others saying he was insubordinate and crossed the line. And then other saying now no you guys have it all wrong. This was normal by the book stuff. All of us have been scheduled in advance and reviewed regular communication with a nuclear on country to prevent misperception miscalculation calculation and. That's a good thing and scott. I don't think you'll be surprised to hear the contrary view. And that is this all misses the point and deeply disturbing way the point is and it had been true for some time that many people appointed by mr trump came to fear that he might act rashly and cause or start a war even a nuclear war so these are his people officials and national security whom know him best and they're the ones who are the most worried now. We can have a debate over whether in fact lines were cost or they weren't and what the proper procedure is. But hey let's just pull back here and say the people who knew him best national security. We're worried he was going to start a nuclear war. And we're all sort of like well that boy that's crazy but hey what about those north korean. So i think we're missing. We're missing the flashing sign here. There's a problem and the problem is nuclear weapons and as far as flashing signs. There were of course to calls and as you say. One came january eighth two days after the insurrection at the capitol to the events of of that day speaker pelosi reportedly talking to me about trump's state of mind and millie talking to senior officers but nuclear decision. Making i mean. Is this one of those specific days. That goes exactly to what you're talking about. Yes i think so. I remember that day so well. It was a friday when pelosi announced that she had talked to million asked him about what had gone down. And then all the reporting that we've had this week. No one is talking about that so one one single day. January eighth politic calls milly worried about nuclear weapons. Milly reassures allegedly reassures china. That there'll be no surprise attack and on that same day. Millie convenience his senior officers to review the procedures for proper nuclear decision. Making now my supposed to believe that. That's all a big coincidence. Now people were generally genuinely scared about what trump might do. And that's because we have all these weapons. It was a flashing danger sign and we were sworn concerned about it but then we all moved on. I mean is there alternative alternative way to look at this and say these could be people at very high levels but they were overreacting to what was happening. I mean that could be but you know. Who should we be. If they're overreacting. It makes me wonder how we should be re. If they're the closest to the situation and the people who know the president the best and take nuclear weapons seriously. Most of us don't have time to think about that sort of thing. That's their job. And if they're freaking out about it then that tells me something very wrong is going on and if you remember scott and that whole run that last half year from september on there where people were being relieved of duty as was brought on. He was fired. He was on travel the whole month of september. Because he didn't want to have to deal with it. There were people who were temporarily acting positions. I mean the whole process decision. Making process was all broken down and then in the middle of this. You get the insurrection. Right and very quickly. I just want to come back to this debate very quickly on one hand there are those who say You know the military leaders can't take charge in a case like this and others who are absolute who say civilian control over these things. Is that in your view. A legitimate debate out there of how do things in some ways. Yes absolutely and i am not saying the military should take charge. I believe in democracy. And i believe in know strict rules for civil military relations I'm saying that the military was scared to death and that the problem here is not one person. It's not the problem. Is that an american president or general or any other single human being has the power to destroy everything on earth because they control nuclear weapons so the problem is not the person it's the one person has the ability to destroy everything. The problem is not the system. It's the nuclear weapon. Okay all right. Jim walsh here now. National security analyst at the mit security studies program. Jim thank you as always. thank you. Scott travel to the united kingdom. Just got a little easier. The british government announced it will stop requiring double vaccinated people to take pcr test before returning from many countries. Meanwhile the race is on to get the number of cases of covert nineteen down in the uk before we enter the winter months. That's when people typically spend more time indoors and in close proximity to others. Prime minister boris johnson earlier. This week praised how much vaccines have made a difference. And he wants to continue that. Momentum curved is still there. But i'm confident that we can keep going with our plan to turn jabs jab jabs into jobs jobs jobs and protect the gains that we've made together. I spoke earlier today with. Npr's london correspondent. Frank langfitt and asked him to explain. Boris johnson's plan to avoid a hard winter interesting. Tanya listening to that clip that is he wants to jab out of this. There's no question he's talking about..

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"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

06:22 min | 1 year ago

"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

"From npr and wbz. I'm scott tong. And i'm tanya moseley. This is here now. Right wing activists are expected to converge on our nation's capital for rally tomorrow and the department of homeland security is warning about the potential for violence and president biden in the thick of trying to convince moderates from his party to join him and finding money for the largest expansion in decades of the social safety net. Joining us for more. Is theo meier with the washington. Post and co author of the early two. Oh two newsletter. Hey theo donya. Thanks for having me. Thanks for being here. Well let's get right to biden's push for support. I hear. he is yesterday making his case to spend three point five trillion dollars on what he calls human infrastructure. I believe this is a moment of potentially great change. This is our moment to deal working people back into the economy theo. The president really needs every democrat to get this agenda through senators. Like joe manchin and kirsten cinema however are holdouts here. What are some of the compromises. The president might have to make an exchange for their votes while democrats are really entering a critical stretch. Here in trying to move there potentially three point five trillion dollar Reconciliation bill The president met one on one With both joe. Manchin democrat of west virginia and cinema democrat of arizona. This week and Talked about their sticking points Both of them are among the most moderate Or even conservative democrats in the senate and have raised real concerns about How much the bill would spend and how much it would potentially add to. The deficit mansion has raised concerns about raising taxes on corporations and others Necessary to help pay for the spending okay. So some of those are some of the issues that they have with this Human infrastructure plan and those are some of the compromises. The president might have to make who is going to bore the brunt of this who's taxes for instance are going to go up to pay for for this build back better plan. Democrats huddled all this week. What do what do we know at this point about this well. President biden has said he won't raise taxes on anyone who's making less than four hundred thousand dollars a year but depending on how exactly you define that That could be a difficult promised to keep house. Democrats this week for instance proposed raising taxes on cigarettes and cigars and creating new taxes on vaping as a way to help. Pay for this package White house press secretary. Jen psaki was asked about this this week and she said that she didn't think violated the white house's pledge not to raise taxes on people making less than four thousand thousand dollars a year even though most smokers are people who do make less than that amount and so i think the white house is really trying to parse how you know what You know could violate this pledge and And what would not well. There's a lot to watch for here with a little bit of time. That i have left with you. Let's talk about this justice for j six rally. Dc is bracing for violence nbc's. Disinformation reporter been collins. Actually talked to us yesterday and said that many right wing activists are are actually not going to attend. Tomorrow's rally in support of rioters arrested after january six. Because they think it's a setup for more arrests and and we know that president trump former president trump is is echoing. They're thinking saying in a statement that writers are being persecuted are republican lawmakers following his lead. On this you know. Congressional republicans really seem to be keeping their distance From this rally even congresswoman marjorie taylor green Republican of georgia who is among the You know furthest right and most provocative Republicans in the house has said that she is not going to attend the rally And senator lindsey graham told the new york times a couple of days ago That capital police officers need to take a firm line. And if anybody gets out of line they need to whack him. They need to back when we know that fencing now surrounds the capitol building and the supreme court So they'll be a lot to watch for What are you watching for. And what are you most concerned about. And i only have like about thirty seconds with you. Yeah there's definitely A mood of nervousness here in washington But i think it's at least possible that you know this rally will end up being you know less much less dramatic than the one on january six female mayor with the washington post. Thank you so much. thank you. California's agricultural products feel plates in wine. Glasses around the world but the industry has been hit hard by wildfires in recent years and to make things worse insurance companies are abandoning some of them putting a key part of the state's economy at risk cake. You daniel vinton reports the drive up spring mountain. winds through a burned out. Canyon at the top is a handful of wineries. During last year's fires some fared better some worse. There are several holes and things and that furniture on the patio at barron's family winery business manager. Shotsie throckmorton sits on an outdoor sofa that mostly survived. She recalls her. I drive up the mountain after the fire. What was hardest and it was just completely personal. Was coming from looking where the winery building had been. And finding these little talk skis. That used to sit on my desk and there used to be ann arbor over there. That's where i got married seventeen years ago but the moment passed quickly. You know once we got past that and thank god realized that we had a good insurance plan and we were going to be able to rebuild and we were going to be fine financially. That was a huge relief..

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"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

07:32 min | 1 year ago

"tanya moseley" Discussed on Here & Now

"From npr in wbz. Im tanya moseley. I'm scott tong. It's here now. California governor gavin newsom won a decisive victory yesterday against a recall effort. Here's his speech. Last night. humble and grateful to the millions and millions of californians that exercise their fundamental right to vote and express themselves so overwhelmingly by rejecting so much of the negativities. That's defined our politics in this country over the course of so many years newsome's main opponent conservative talk. Show host larry elder conceded defeat. Even though elder made baseless claims of voter fraud during the campaign for more we have scott shafer senior political editor at member station k. q. We got hey scott how are you. You're watching the votes poor in last night. The earlier poll suggested it might be really close potential dead heat and then knew someone hindley what happened well. A lot of people voted early. Scott in california. Everybody got a ballot About a month ago twenty. Two million ballots went out and we know that eight million or more voted by monday so election officials were able to process those ballots. Which they're not allowed to do some state some states. You can't even open the envelope until election day. So things got processed quickly and newsome suddenly eight twenty to twenty minutes after the polls close was out to a mo- more than two million vote margin. Lead you know. The recall was being decisively defeated and so it just really was clear. The democrats got out and voted and not enough republicans. Did now are still being tallied as we speak. I mean could this margin narrow could orca. bigger You know all the ballots that came in By mail or provisional ballots on tuesday. Those are going to start being counted today so and and as long as they were postmarked by yesterday. All those ballots will be counted all right. Now gavin newsom at a late hour in this campaign brought in a pretty big name joe biden to help him campaign was his team nervous. I don't think so. In some ways. The biden event was a victory lap. I mean it was very clear by then. Every poll showed the recall being handily defeated and so it was kind of a cherry on top. I don't think joe biden okay. Changed anybody's mind all right. Let's talk briefly about larryelder. The conservative leader in the polling. He's of course. A red candidate in a blue state poses abortion the minimum wage. The climate skeptic. What does this event tell us about him and his wing of the party. Well you know. He's overwhelmingly popular with republicans. Unfortunately there's only about twenty four percent of the electorate are republican so being popular with the base is not enough to win a state election in california. But larry elder likes the spotlight. Apparently and he says he. You know implies that he's running next year. Twenty twenty two when newsom is up for reelection so i don't think we've seen the end of them. Okay so outside of california. Is this a test case for anything. National politically we know larry elder is connected to stephen miller the immigration restriction est from the trump administration. Does this resonate outside of california. Yeah i think what one this for. Newsome was his handling of the pandemic. you know the mask. Mandates the vaccine distribution we have a high vaccine rate and a low infection rate one of the lowest in the country. And you he was running. Against larry elder and other republicans who promise that they would undo those mandates if they got elected and i think california voters overwhelmingly agreed with the governor in terms of his policies on on the pandemic and i think last night was a real endorsement of those policies. And a repudiation of going in the other direction all right and finally scott what is next for gavin newsom. He's got another year or so. He took a big hit for going mask list. Got a very fancy restaurant in california. I mean does he has patching up to do. What's on his list. You know. I think when you win by the kind of margin did yesterday by beating back This recall there's nothing to make up for the election's over the california's still has some very serious problems. We talked about the pandemic. Homelessness is a huge problem. The governor knows that the california legislature and the governor of invested billions of dollars. They've got a really start showing some results because people really are frustrated and they've had it with homelessness and obviously it's a human disaster as well for those who are on the streets. I think that's really what newsom legislature in addition to the pandemic will be focusing on now that this recall is over. One thing that may happen is some legislators democrats today are going to be releasing plans to reform the recall process and i think that there may be some appetite for that not just in the legislature but among voters i think a lot of people saw this as a tremendous waste of money three hundred million dollars and a luxury that the state can't afford not just financially but also as a distraction from so many serious problems that now have to be addressed all right scott shafer senior editor for politics and government desk. Thanks for taking the time. You're welcome major developments this week in the investigation of the assassination of haiti's former president giovanelli maurice the current prime minister. Reo enrique has fired the lead prosecutor in the case the prosecutor been ford. Claude had been seeking charges against honoree in connection with the july. killing of. moe's. Jacqueline charles has been covering these turn of events and joins us now to explain. She covers haiti for the miami herald. Jacqueline welcome back. Thanks for having me. These are stunning developments. Phone records appear to tie. Reo on read the current prime minister to the top suspect in the assassination of moe's can you tell us more about the prosecutor's allegations well. The prosecutor is alleging that there were two phone calls on the morning of july seventh between this key suspect and Ariella the current prime minister. But i have to tell you. The chief prosecutor has had in his hands for several weeks. Now and in those records. It doesn't say now the prosecutors claiming that there was seven minutes total in terms of the exchange between And this key suspect josephine jill but we are not provided with any details in terms of what they spoke about. Let me just say that. This key suspect by joe is not somebody who is unknown. He's had conversations with a number of people political actors so it would not be uncommon that he has had conversations with other individuals but we really do not know and the chief prosecutor who did this after he had been fired by. The prime minister did not provide any additional details on terms of why he thinks that the prime minister needed to be charged outside of two calls. Did he saw call log okay. This is why prime minister honoree says this indictment has no legal basis Does he have the authority though to to essentially step into a working investigation like this i spoke to a former investigative judge yesterday about this and he told me no that under the law in haiti their separation of functions and once an investigation like this has been transferred to an investigative judge which is the equivalent of a grand jury. A chief prosecutor cannot then pursue his own investigation or demand than immigration bar. A prime minister from traveling You know there are procedures that he needs to take and he is completely out of his jurisdiction even if he had not been fired to do what he did..

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"From npr in wbz. I'm scott tong. And i'm tanya moseley. It's here now. Voters in california are answering two questions today. Should governor gavin newsom be removed from office. And if so who should take his place. Millions of californians have already cast their ballots in this closely watched recall election. it's a rare chance for republicans to seize control and a deep blue state cap. Radio's chris nichols has the latest chris. Welcome agreed to be here. Great to have you. There's this narrative tug of war so to speak on what this recall is actually about. Can you remind us why this particular recall. Effort picked up steam. Will this recall. Effort picked up steam. Probably because of newsome's strict coverted policies The supporters of the recall say that the governor went too far when it comes to mask mandates business closures during the pandemic. But i think it's also important to remember that this specific recall effort actually started before the pandemic so newsom has had certainly opponents. Republicans don't agree with his policies across the board not just as cova restrictions right. Republicans say it's about the issues and how newsom has governed the state democrats say it's an attempt by republicans to actually take over the state of california. You've been talking to voters. What are you hearing about the basis of their vote. What is this recall. Really about for them i have. I spoke this morning with thirty nine year. Old woodland california resident justin smith. He says that the governor's handling of the pandemic really influenced his. Yes vote on the recall. I think we've seen the strictest lockdowns pretty much in the country My mom took her life in february a largely because of the anxiety caused by the lockdown measure. So i understand. That cove is a threat but I think we're completely ignoring the many consequences of these mitigation measures and smith added that another frustration was the closures of schools. The last school year. He has children in schools. He feels that the governor should have done more to keep schools open in california. We know that turnout is typically low for special elections especially among democrats. What does the current turn out look like will as of late last week about one third of all ballots that had been issued in california and california issued mail ballots to all registered voters about one third had already been returned election. Experts predict that turn will actually be pretty good for the recall election. They're estimating somewhere in the fifty to fifty five percent In person voting the expectations are. That will get a pretty sizable turn out for the recall and polling actually shows that newsome is in the lead. His main opponent is is larry elder conservative and controversial. Talk show radio host. Who who biden compares to former president donald trump. What are some important things to know about elder for his campaign. He would like to see the end of mask. Mandates in california. He'd like to see the end of vaccine mandates as well those are probably his two biggest policies that he's put forward but really that would go against what a lot of the sort of strong democratic base Supports here in california so the question really becomes not whether elder will be the top candidate looks like he will but whether newsom will hang on and get fifty percent in the recall to retain his job. I want to ask you specifically about what the future more. Broadly looks like california politics. If newsom loses or wins but elder is already talking fraud he appealed to supporters to use an online form to report fraud and he says his team has already detected it and the results but that was yesterday before results were in. Is this his strategy. What can you tell us quickly about this. It does does appear to be his strategy. He along with of course former president donald trump Recently weighed in on the california. Recall when you speak with election officials and experts say there is no evidence to show any fraud the also note that elections in california just like across the country. They're decentralized run by local election officials and that it would be almost impossible to have them all secretly get together to rig an election given the decentralized nature of how elections are operated in california. Of course the bigger question that we're all waiting for and those are the results what the future could look like more immediately for california politics if and loses or or if he wins while i think if he loses and say larry elder is elected Certainly that you would see the end to these masks mandates you would see an into vaccine mandates for state workers for healthcare workers and then voters would have choice again a in one year to to see if they wanna keep the replacement candidate. That was cap. Radio's chris nichols thank you so much for this. Update thank you. There are new questions about the us. Military's final drone strike before leaving afghanistan. The pentagon call this attack on august. Twenty ninth a righteous strike against a man with suspected ties to the islamic state but investigations by several news outlets cast doubt on the official story including whether the victim had anything to do with isis yesterday on capitol hill. The secretary of state antony blinken was asked by representative johan omar if the strike mistakenly killed civilians that is looked at very very very carefully by others in the administration so that we understand exactly what happened or what didn't happen and no country on earth. No government takes more precautions to try to ensure that anyone other than the intended terrorist target is struck using a drone or vite by any other means. Matthew aitken's investigated this attack for the new york times. He joins us from kabul on skype. Line matthew welcome back. Thanks for having me okay. So here's what we know that seems to be undisputed zimeray. Amati was forty three years old. He worked for an american ngo and he relative at applied for refugee settlement. In the us. Can you start by telling us with. The pentagon says happened the us military had said they struck car a target. That was an isis facilitator and to prevent an imminent threat against the airport. Okay and how does that square with your reporting. Maybe first of all whether there's any connection in your reporting to isis or being at a nicest facility well it went to the site of the strike the day afterward and it had taken place in the courtyard of a house and i spoke to the family. Whose house was they were extremely grief-stricken. They told me they had just lost ten members their family including seven children. There was still human rains spattered around the courtyard and car had been struck but took photographs. The scene based on the expert analysis. There's no evidence that there was loss. Larger secondary blast as military has repeated the claim so that calls the question whether there could have been explosives in the car in the basin reporting that we did over the next two weeks. It seemed like this guy had a typical day at work at this. Ngo colleagues in his family said he was driving around to helping to deliver food to refugees. Basically so what. The military may have interpreted from the drone feed as suspicious was just a normal day. We got camera footage from the offices showed him filling up. Some water jugs to put in the trunk of his car and he was taken at home to his family because they had run out of water. That wasn't water deliveries after claps the government. So we didn't find any lincoln's so could this be one source of confusion here that the pentagon is saying that they thought he had some explosives in his vehicle in it actually was the water. It's possible they claim the base also secondary blast which doesn't seem to have been the case the following questions basically why they decided to take strike in a crowded residential neighborhood. You know whether it was going to be a high. Very high risk of casualties. In fact seven children were killed. So what was the imminent threat. Even was some connection. Isis ten casualties here. What what do you know about. How much visibility. Us drones have into this is..

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"From npr and wbz are. I'm scott tong. And i'm tanya moseley. This is here and now secretary of state. Antony lincoln testifies before the senate today after a testy five hour hearing before house committee yesterday. Republicans and democrats grilled him on the us us withdrawal from afghanistan and republicans were unrelenting many called for him to resign while democrats pointed to a troubled twenty year engagement in afghanistan which president george w bush started. Let's bring in representative jerry. Conley of virginia democrat on the house. Foreign affairs committee for more and congressman connolly. Thank you for joining us my pleasure. Thank you donnie representative. Let's cut through the partisan fighting that we saw yesterday and talk about the substance of what secretary blinken said he defended the administration's handling of the crisis in afghanistan talked about airlifting thousands out of the country and also turned some heads in the foreign affairs world by saying he'd reevaluate the us's relationship with pakistan especially the role pakistan has played in afghanistan over the last twenty years. This could have big ramifications your assessment. The relationship with pakistan has been problematic for a long time Their nuclear development program certainly caused the united states. Great concern but also the relationship. Pakistan has had not only with the taliban but with the connie network. Which now is included in the new taliban cabinet and that is very troubling that pakistan would have a relationship with known terrorists networks that were targeting americans during the afghan war. Do you feel you got to hear a satisfying explanation for what the administration was thinking about. Is the crisis in afghanistan unfolded. Frankly i think that's too much emphasis on the events that started to unfold in the months. Preceding august fourteenth. This didn't happen on president. Biden's watch the trump administration did true things. One was to agree to face to face negotiations with the taliban the second was to actually agree not to include the afghan government in those negotiations and then setting a may one deadline for the full withdrawal of us troops from afghanistan. Those three things undermined the afghan government and undermined the ability of the afghan military to muster any kind of a row resisting the taliban but even if if the in administration's hands were tied so to speak because of past administration. And what do you say to critics who believe we could have handled the exit better. I mean even some democrats have said. The administration shouldn't have left airbases so quickly. I think there's lots of room for Monday morning quarterbacking on what could have should have gone better. I think the administration was saddled with decisions already made by the previous administration. I think it also frankly made the mistake of buying the conventional wisdom which was that the afghan military would be able to continue to resist. And i think that kind of conventional wisdom coming both from our military and our intelligence communities obviously contributed to the chaos yesterday. You you also criticised your fellow congressman. Joe wilson republican of south carolina who spent four of his five minutes laying into the secretary. He didn't ask any questions. Here's how he concluded your bizarre abandoning volume air feel led directly to thirteen marine. Marine's murdered in kabul. You should resign representative conley. You push back at representative will send you cited his famous breach of decorum when he shouted you lie at president obama during joint address to congress. Have you heard from representative wilson since that exchange thought. Look i like joe wilson. But i felt what he said. Yesterday was outrageous to lay the death of brave american marines who are trying to help in the evacuation Who died at the hands of a suicide bomber which was a risk. We knew under those circumstances. I thought was really a liable that Had to be responded to at the root of of this hearing is this call by republicans to have secretary blinken to resign. The gop is going to keep pressing the biden administration on afghanistan. They're trying to campaign on it. Are you worried about that. What are you and other democrats trying to do to counter this message. I said yesterday. I believe the republicans are guilty of very selective fact checking mixed with a salad dressing of enormous amnesia. Afghan is a twenty year war the longest war in american history. Lots of mistakes are made. There's a lot to be learned from these last twenty years. And i hope we'll spend more time trying to understand those lessons. Rather than engaging in petty partisan blame laying that conveniently overlooks the very consequential decisions made by predecessor administrations. Especially the trump administration representative jerry. Conley democrat of virginia. Thank you so much for talking with us. My pleasure tanya. Thank you for doing this. President biden is taking political heat for his co. vaccine plan it requires big companies to have workers vaccinated or tested regularly congressman. Jim banks republican of indiana tweeted that vaccine mandates are un-american other descriptors from critics include authoritarian tyranny. Government power grab. Let's take a long view now with julian zealous or he's professor of history and public affairs at princeton hygiene julian. Thanks for having me nice to be with you. I gather presidential vaccine mandates. Go back a long long way too. When george washington well george washington has been discussed in terms of the period with the continental army forces where he promotes the inoculation of the troops against smallpox. He thinks smallpox is the most dangerous enemy. The troops face in the american revolution he receives a lot of fallout for doing it. But in the end Most people today think that was a good decision so we can go all the way back to washington to see This kind of policy was developed back then anything comparable to what we're seeing now. Well there were attacks saying everything from Washington was trying to play the role of god to rumors then circulated that its slave had actually put this idea out there But actually most people took it the inoculation and there wasn't the kind of resistance that we're seeing now to actually doing okay now. Today's critics of the code vaccine employer mandate some are calling it unconstitutional. Has the supreme court waited on this. They have the supreme court weighed in in nineteen o five with regard to the states and localities and the decision revolved around cambridge massachusetts. Where vaccination for smallpox was challenged in the courts that in the end that the states and localities have the right to require vaccines because the health and safety of the general public can outweigh the rights of an individual to resist the vaccine..

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05:39 min | 1 year ago

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"From npr and wb you are. I'm scott tong. And i'm tanya moseley. This is here. And now president biden had three words today for republicans intent on suing over his new vaccine mandate that would cover two thirds of american workers added and they probably will republican. Critics are calling the new rules which require businesses with over one workers to vaccinate or test their employees weekly unconstitutional and presidential overreach. nebraska governor. pete. Ricketts told fox news. He's looking at ways to push back. Just as this announcement came out the phones in my office were ringing off the hook with people who are just in shock about this and business owners are calling me telling me about how this is going to make it so hard for them to be able to run their businesses the amount of effort. Let's bring in our political roundtable eugene. Daniel's is white correspondent and playbook co author for political. How eugene guys doing great and chad pergram congressional correspondent for fox news chad. Thanks for having me. See if i can start with you. The president isn't just getting heat from conservatives which we will talk about some public health experts. Say that he actually should have done more such as required vaccines for airplane passengers. What's the president trying to thread the political needle period. Think no absolutely. I think something. That's really interesting is. We've been talking to health experts for months who've been wanting something like this for months from the biden administration and they'd held they have held off. They said they you know at times. They didn't feel like they had the legal justification for the legal power to do. So i'm i also think that politically it's one of those things that was going to be very popular in the backlash was going to be swift. But it's very clear that we the administration's got to a point as the president said yesterday is that their patients is just running thin with people who are unvaccinated and so all of the things that he outlined yesterday are set to make the. It's harder to live life in in operating society in america if you're unvaccinated i think it is the stick of the karen stick that we haven't seen so much this year. Yeah they're well. Our our patience is running thin. That part sounded like a lecture. A little bit. Chad a the president is surely knew he would get blowback over this from the right. He says he's willing to date controversial positions. How big a stand is this or a risk. Is this politically you. Think for the president. Well it's kind of something that the president had to do. He realizes that his presidency You know hinges on the success or failure of dealing with this pandemic and vis-a-vis the economy That's why some people said you know. look osha. is there to make a safe workplace. We were kind of surprised that he didn't get them more involved Long ago so that's one thing and the political blowback is natural on capitol hill especially from republicans therefore small government. They're not gonna like much of anything. The president has to start with but especially when it gets into this issue of government. Mandating things and i wanna come back to a term that we used to talk a lot about in the nineteen nineties unfunded mandates and when you Go that's what people are talking about that. You're making a business. Do something The argument of course could be made that. Maybe you're gonna make that business more successful because they'll have healthy employees and more people will be willing to come in and you know conduct commerce and so on and so forth but anytime republicans can portray democrats as big government. Mandates masks vaccine mandates. Anything they believe that is good politics with their base. Well let's listen to something that the president said last night. This is not about freedom for personal choice about protecting yourself and those around you. Ohio republican senate candidate. Jd vance is in buying that. It's what we're talking about now. He's calling for mass civil. Disobedience urging workers not to comply with the vaccine mandate udine are republicans managing to convert vaccine supporters into anti vaccine mandate voters. Think so at this rate in at this time in this pandemic it seems like we've kind of gotten to our corners right when it comes to you know the twenty five percent of americans who haven't even gotten one shot get. That is a group that is going to be difficult to convince to get that vaccine. That doesn't mean that they're all republicans. Right these are also some. I have some in my in my family. A black families south carolina who have not gone back so there are different pockets of an all over the country but what we know is that it is. This is people are very much. Have their minds made up about this. And that's why the administration is hoping that the private industry what did in announced yesterday. It's going to force people to want to get vaccinated because they're going to. They don't want to get fired for example where they don't want to continue to always have to tested and proof that they're they're they don't have cova. Nineteen so that aspect of it the political aspect of it who how people feel about it or are pretty much said right right. We're we're hearing from business. Groups like the business roundtable and the national association of manufacturers welcoming these new rules. But what are some of the unanswered questions about the the new rules today chad. What are some things that you're thinking about and some of the legal battles that might be out there. We you know something that some people here. On capitol hill flagged for me. They said you know. This doesn't apply to members of congress and their staffs you know is exempt from a lot of these things..

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06:47 min | 1 year ago

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"From npr and wbz. I'm robin young. And i'm tanya moseley. It's here now today. Secretary of state antony blinken is denying claims by some aid groups and members of congress that the taliban is detaining americans on charter flights in the afghan city of mazari sharif blinken insists americans with valid. Documentation are able to leave. They've upheld that commitment. And at least one instance in the last twenty four hours with a family that was able to leave overland route and we are not aware of anyone being held on an aircraft or any hostage like situation in missouri sharieff. Joining us for the latest on this is npr. Diplomatic correspondent michelle kellerman and michelle. Let's first talk about this family. The secretary of state is talking about a texas woman. Her three children who got out by traveling to the border on an overland route as he said with the help of oklahoma congressman mark wayne mullen and a private aid organization. What more can you tell us about this family. And those efforts to get people out. Well you know. The state department hasn't really said much about Those four or even talked about the route that was used but they did say that. The taliban new about this movement and didn't impede it you know ever since leaving the kabul airport. The state department has been trying to work on overland routes. They're also working with qatar and turkey to try to reopen the airport in kabul. That's where they're focused. Their focuses now congressman mullen though says that the state department doesn't really deserve any credit for the rescue mission that this was all a private effort to help out this woman and her three children. What are you hearing from your sources about. How difficult is situation. This is first secretary blinken. Well there are a lot of a aid groups that are working on this private groups of former veterans former You know special forces And and there's a lot of anger at blinken right now. Some of these groups say they've given the state department manifest for planes out of mazari sharif landing rights in qatar. They're furious with the department's handling of the situation but blinking says. Look you know the. Us doesn't have personnel on the ground anymore in afghanistan. It can't verify the manifest. It doesn't control the airspace. And they're a big risks He says there are about a hundred americans In afghanistan who were still seeking to come out and the department has teams Dedicated to all of them. They're trying to provide tailored guidance on how to get out but You know this is a very difficult situation. I think for for the state department for him and for all these activists who are Really have a sense of urgency right now today. The taliban announced an interim government. What are the taliban saying about these efforts to get americans and afghan helpers out well the interim government is is knocking to be something that the us likes there's The us said that there were supposed to be an inclusive government and there doesn't look to be any non-taliban members of it. So far there's no women so far And there are. There are people in there that the us has sanctions on. But you know what blanket has been saying is that it will watch what the taliban does not just what it says. What it says about the A about the evacuation is that people with documents. American citizens people with visas will be able to get out and so far. The state department says that's been the case One of the problems in mazari sharif is that there are this is according to the state department that there are people on board are not on board but w- on manifest that are ready to board planes to get out that would have that. Don't have proper documents or not documents at all so that's One of the issues that they're facing. Well i wanna take a step back to some things you were saying about what blinking telling us about the situation there over the weekend. Republican congressman. michael. Mccall claimed that there were six planes at the mazari sharif airport trying to leave and that it was turning into a hostage situation. Can you give us more clarity on that. Are those planes still there. How many people is the state department. Actually trying to help as we understand it. The planes are still there The activists and veteran groups say there are hundreds of people. There they say there are american citizens But again the state department says it doesn't know exactly how many are actually there. They say they're you know reaching out to americans individually to try to help them get out in other ways if not on these these flights so it is a very murky situation stilt on you. And how is the how lincoln's team negotiating all of this well. It's interesting because doha here. There's a taleban office. But he's not meeting with the taliban they've they've they've decided to keep the contacts with the taliban now on this more technical level local level. And it's mostly focused on these very specific things about evacuations about trying to keep the taliban to their commitment. Allow safe passage for americans and for at risk. Afghans michelle kellerman. Npr diplomatic correspondent. Thank you so much. Michelle for this update. Thank you crews. Battling california's kaldor fire made some headway. Yesterday cal fire reports. it's now almost fifty percent contained which is led officials to downgrade evacuation orders for south lake. Tahoe and allow thousands of residents to return home. Many of them sought refuge in neighboring nevada. Where the state's governor recently signed an emergency declaration to offer assistance to fire victims and other organizations such as the american were across have up several evacuation centers in communities across the state lucia starbuck of member station k. u. n. are in reno medicine. South lake tahoe evacuees and has the story. It's been quite a journey for shelley avars. She has mobility issues and doesn't have access to transportation when law enforcement knocked on her door in south lake. Tahoe to get her to leave. She didn't have.

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"Great every day and also those who listen from. Npr in wb you are. I'm tanya moseley. And i'm scott tong. It's here now. The threat from ida is not over. The storm could still dump up to eight inches of rain. On the northeast and meantime most of new orleans is still without power three days on and the lights could stay out for a long time. The impacts are more than just inconvenient. They can be life threatening especially for senior citizens who are on a fixed income and rely on power for medical devices and to keep cool in this hot muggy weather. Emily woodruff is a health reporter with the times. Pick a you. New orleans advocate newspaper. And she's been out visiting with people who are not able to evacuate before hurricane ida head and she joins us now. Welcome thank you. You recently visited a senior living facility in the seventh ward. What conditions like you know. It was kind of heartening to walk into it. I because they have this one outlet that that worked and they had all these hot plates on it and they were trying to cook. They're spoiling food. And then the circuit broke and they couldn't fix it and you know things. Just kind of deteriorated. Quickly there hot There were leaks. You know i saw blackwater come up through a first floor sink. And they're scared they feel alone. Can you tell us more about the people who live here. So the people who live in this one facility. It's independent living. I'm so it's not a nursing home. But a lot of them are medically fragile. They have you know hurt monitors or electric scooters breathing machines for people with asthma. And they're all over sixty two. Most of the people. I spoke with are in their seventies. So they're not people who who dr usually they're they're people who rely on public transportation or one man told me he could take his electric scooter all the way to his hospital if you needed to but without power. He can't do that. Several of the residents shared their stories with you. What did they tell you about their experiences over the last few days you shared with us that they're trying to make do with what they have but they still don't have a lot is they manage no power no resources right so i spoke with this one woman. Her name is doris la. She was standing outside when i walked up and she asked me if i was there to help. She asked me if i was. You know someone with an organization who might be able to give them something. And and i had to tell her. No but you know. She told me that they fell so abandoned. There was no staff you know it was really just residents. I later found out when their maintenance people who i think would normally be checking on them. His house was destroyed And he lives across the river so she just immediately shared with me like we don't have anything and they feel like no one is is looking out for them. Let's listen.

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"From npr and wb. You are. i'm peter o'dowd and i'm tanya moseley it's here now. The issue of voting rights comes up for a test. Vote in the senate tomorrow. Democrats are proposing a sweeping bill to counter restrictions. Passed by republican led state legislatures. But not a single republican. Senator is expected to vote. Yes on this congressional action which is why some voting rights activists are praising. A compromise plan proposed by democrat. Joe manchin who up until now has been the democratic party sole holdout on the issue but not everyone is intimations proposal. Joining us now is ken. Calvin founder of the voting rights group spread the vote which focuses on helping people get ideas in order to do things like vote. Hi cat thinks there's a lot of support from mansions new narrower version of a federal voting and campaign finance overhaul voting rights activists stacey. Abrams says that she would absolutely support mansions compromise. She calls it a vital step. You feel otherwise you specifically have problems with this new edition to mansions proposal requiring voter. I d tell us more on. why so you voter. id lies. I started to grow and become really popular across this country after the supreme court. Gut it a big part of the voting rights. Act in two thousand thirteen. And we've seen in those few years. I we've seen us go from about four states that have voter. Id laws to where bad about thirty six now and it has been something that everyone of the voting rights world. I'm everyone sorta around the left side of politics. The moderate side of politics has really been fighting for a long time because they're over twenty one million eligible voters in this country. Who do not have photo. Id i'm and who cannot vote with these laws. It's so wildly difficult for people that it really does. add up to really more than a poll tax. You know my grandmother used tell me about her parents saving change and then counting it up in the kitchen and then going to pay to vote. It's not that easy to get nine hundred and so this is the thing we've been fighting now from ten years and abrahams didn't just say that she was support this. She wore knock both actually said well. Nobody's ever objected to voter. Id which isn't true because they objected to a few months ago. but we all object to voter. I d keeps tens of millions of people from being able to vote. So it's what can break this down a little bit. Can we break down a little bit. Abrahams argument is that this bill put forward some basic building blocks. It's the setting of uniform standards like making election day a public holiday. Banning partisan gerrymandering her contention on why she supporting it is that those changes are progress over. Not getting anything past. Do you understand where she's coming from. You know. I don't because the thing is democrats have the majority in the house. The senate and the white house we actually could just pass a bill riley. That's the thing is that you know they did this with the healthcare bill. We have this incredible bill and they kept trying to get republicans to support it so they kept cutting it back cutting it back and cutting it back and they still ended up passing a bill without any republican support. I understand where. They're coming from because pragmatism always wins over doing the right thing and the democratic party. But it's not. It's not something they have to do. It all republicans of course argue that requiring voters to show. Id is common sense in it. It increases public confidence in the voting system. What would you like to see is an alternative specifically for requiring voter. I d. I mean here's the thing like i live. We live in california which is more people than anyone in the country does not have voter. I d less does not have a problem with public confidence in the elections. Right like they say that out loud but first of all we have nothing but studies that prove voter fraud doesn't exist. There is no problem with the in voting. And when it is it's because you have a man who lost an election and then try to spread a big lie we also have tons of footage and quotes from them specifically saying we need voter. Id laws because we need people not to vote so we can win right. We know we've been here before soon. After obama was elected president we saw a huge surge of republican led legislatures Passing laws requiring photo. Id your organization spread the vote though helps people as you said obtain. Id's for jobs and other things like that. What don't we understand about the challenges of getting an. Id union ninety to get a job to get housing to get food. Food banks to get nights at most shelters right ironically to get covid tests and vaccine most places. There's a huge problem with foster kids. Who eight out of the system and eighteen and then they're just spit into the streets and they're not giving an idea or any of the documents that they need in order to get that idea our average. Id causes forty dollars but it causes a lot more than that for a lot of people one of the things they say this bill is oh well you can just vote with a utility bill. Well you don't have a utility bill if you don't have a home and so what they're basically saying is if you're on house you don't deserve to participate. In democracy rightly it is so hard takes us. We are the only national idea of teaming organization in the country. We are experts at this. It takes an average of three to four weeks and that was before kovin to help someone get an id. It's rough you know. Cat calvin is founder of the voting rights. Groups spread the vote. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us..

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"From npr in wbz. i'm tanya moseley and i'm callum borders. It's here now. The city of philadelphia has to make allow a group called catholic social services to again help the city place children in foster care even though it won't place them with same sex couples or continue to fight the considers discrimination. The us supreme court ruled unanimously against philadelphia. Yesterday saying the city can't refuse to work with catholic social services because of the group's religious beliefs joining us. Now is cynthia figueroa. Philadelphia's deputy mayor of children and families. Cynthia welcome to here. Now thank you for having me. Let me start by reading. Part of the majority ruling. By chief justice roberts and again this was a unanimous decision. He writes the catholic. Social services quote seeks only and accommodation. That will allow it to continue serving the children to philadelphia in a manner consistent with its religious beliefs. It does not seek to impose those beliefs on anyone else. What's your reaction to that opinion. Just highly disappointing particularly disappointing for young people and the message that it sends particularly the kids who are in our care who need to have faith in systems that systems. Don't allow discrimination. Could you give us a little more background on the case for folks who haven't followed it closely. Catholic social services is one of several agencies that had contracts with the city of philadelphia to screen. Potential foster parents right. So how did we get to this point. Actually there's a few years ago. Now we were doing significant foster care. Recruitment and we were targeting the lgbtq community and it came to our attention that some individuals had experienced discrimination being same sex couple. We asked several organizations if they actually did do this practice of screening out folks if they were same sex couples and we found that there were two organizations actually which was catholic social services and the other organization which then changed his actual policy and worked with the city to continue to provide services from that point on it turned into legal matter. And i think it is important to share. Because they think it's been lost. A little bit is that we actually did not stop contracting with catholic social services we just did not send any additional referrals. There's actually millions of dollars that the city contracts with catholic social services so it was really specific to this issue of foster care. They actually have one of the largest child welfare contracts with us so even though we had this dispute on the foster care side we work with them on a daily basis. Sure so it was sort of a narrow dispute with the agency and it's worth noting that the supreme court's decision is narrow as well which I know that many gay rights advocates are relieved about it could been a more sweeping ruling that the city of philadelphia is anti-discrimination. Rules are unconstitutional. It does not do that Do you yeah. Yeah i do take heart in that. I think the headlines certainly doesn't read well when i hear unanimous and you're like what But the fact that it did not say that the fair practices. Ordinance in philadelphia is unconstitutional. That is very significant. And so we're evaluating. What's the path forward for our work. Well i guess one of the big questions then about the path forward is will you start referring new foster care cases to catholic social services again Chief justice noted in his opinion that The city does allow some exceptions to its anti-discrimination policy for other agencies. He said it also must do the same for catholic social services. Do you see fully restoring that relationship at this. Will the dispute continue. We're really in the throes of those discussions now. So i really can't say right now. We haven't determined what it means but we're certainly making sure that most importantly kids are served and that we're supporting the kid cetera and our care in vain. Let me can i ask you. Wouldn't you might like to see happen as somebody whose job is to look out for the city's kids and i ask in part as a foster parent myself and i know that there's a shortage of of safe and loving homes and a lot of places and and i just can't help but wonder if the children are being overlooked here because the city is standing up for same sex couples and catholic. Social services says it standing up for its religious beliefs. But if you can't find a way to work together then some vulnerable kids could miss out on good foster homes and i'm so glad you said that. And thank you for your support and service and providing a loving home. That's really extraordinary. It's definitely a gift of love and not an easy one. So thank you I think the by my voice in this has been. I think the kids have forgotten in this a lot. On few veins one is that. Lgbtq youth are overly represented in the child welfare system. So i think it sends a horrible message to young people that your rights aren't supported as an adult because whom you choose to love it or be in a relationship with we wanna make sure that any possible home is available to young people and a variety. Homes are available to young folks that cynthia figaro. She's philadelphia's deputy mayor of children and families. cynthia. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thanks for having me. I really appreciate it today. Marks juneteenth now. A federally recognized holiday. It's the day in eighteen sixty five. When union general gordon granger arrived in galveston texas to announce that the civil war had ended and all people in slaved in texas and other confederate states were now free in galveston tomorrow which is officially juneteenth. There will be an annual parade and a new mural honoring the day and houston public. Media's elizabeth trouble has more. It's sunny and hot when i meet up with public artists. Reginald adams in.

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06:04 min | 1 year ago

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"From npr and wvu are. I'm robin young. And i'm tanya moseley. It's here now. President biden is back at the white house after his first foreign trip. Which included meeting with russian president vladimir putin the g. seven england and the nato summit in brussels and the war in afghanistan was a major topic biden repeated his pledge to end the war by september. Eleventh which is the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Our troops are coming home. We agreed that our diplomatic economic humanitarian commitment to the afghan people and our support. For the afghan national defensive security forces will endure and that american withdrawal from afghanistan is now underway. Npr's tom bowman told us just yesterday. That all us troops could be home by mid july. Which is well ahead of schedule. Let's bring in former defense secretary. Chuck hagel for more and secretary hagel. Welcome back to the show. We actually haven't spoken to you. Since president biden announced his plan to end. The war is a good idea. It is a good idea. We've been there for twenty years. We've done a lot of good. But after twenty years i think we expect that the afghan government is strong enough independent enough. Do carry on without us. Now we're going to continue to support them diplomatically economically in every way. But we're not gonna continue the fight a war form. And i don't i don't think we should. There's no military resolution to this. It's going be decided by the people by the afghan people Diplomacy yes the military is part of it. But this can't continue to drag out. This is not two thousand and one. This is twenty years later. They're different threats. Certain to the united states in the world coming from all parts of the world so I think the reevaluation that president biden put into this is correct. I think is decision is correct secretary. You know the big worry though. Is that that this withdrawal will open the door wider to the taliban. They have not lived up to the peace agreement terms that they signed with the trump administration. Is this a concern for you. Well sure There are risks in every decision of president makes. And you've gotta decide where. America is going to place its resources. What are its priorities. And as i said after twenty years it would seem to me. And i think the american people would expect this to that win. Will the afghan government be strong enough to defend itself. I don't know what's going to happen there I suspect they'll be some compromise in how they a government. I don't know but there's risk and everything and i don't think you can as president be paralyzed by risks in going through a what. If what. if what. If scenario every day on every decision you gotta make a decision. I understand exactly what you're saying. It's been twenty years But do you have confidence that the the afghan government can stop the taliban at this stage from taking control of the whole country. They already control much of the rule areas. Yes well the taliban very strong but let's evaluate that. Why are they strong. Well obviously a lot of people in afghanistan or them now. They have brutal tactics intimidate but they couldn't be as strong as they currently are without the people of afghanistan or stripling. A large portion of people have ghanistan supporting him and if the people are against government. I mean i served in vietnam. That's a good example of what can happen. The people turn against a government. And there's nothing united states can do you can drop or kinds of bombs. Spent twenty years in a lot of casualties on both sides. And we've taken a lot. Thousands of dead americans and wounded. And so again you gotta at some point come to a point as a leader in our national interest make a decision and it is uncertain but i think the decision for the right reasons been made. I wanna ask you about something something else secretary. It seems clear. Though that the focus is now turning away from the middle east and to china and russia do these two countries now pose in your view the the biggest national security threat to the us and broadly. How does the administration counter that threat. Well yes i think. They do represent the biggest threats to this country those two nations as any nations out there today. The answer the question that you just ask. How do you counter this. I think it's exactly what president biden has done this week. You start with your friends with your allies. With your partner strengthening alliances we have formed and built since world war two. You're much stronger as an alliance as a group of nations in dealing with adversaries democratically economically militarily intelligence. You're far far stronger. I think president biden is wise in strengthening those alliances especially before he met with president putin president xi in china china's watching this. That's the first step. The second step is to be very clear very direct. As a president biden. president putin's conversation was according to reports. You come at this from a position of strength not weakness but strength as president biden said you. You lay down rules of the road now. That doesn't mean that the other countries are gonna follow it. The main do necessarily trust the other countries. But i think you've got to clear the air you have to engage. You have to be direct. And i think that's that's where president biden is headed former defense secretary. Chuck hagel secretary. Thank you so much for speaking with us well. How hot is it in the western. 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"From npr in wbz. I'm tanya moseley. i'm robin young. It's here and now. President biden is in brussels for the nato summit. The second stop on his first foreign trip as president he spoke of the importance of nato at the military lines has headquarters in brussels. This morning nato is critically important for. Us interest there weren't we'd have to invent and here's frank. Langfitt has been our eyes and ears on this presidential trip. So frank you say the big story at this. Nato meeting will be the focus on china and russia seems to make sense but say more. Yeah so robin what's really interesting about nato is. It was built more than seventy years ago to deter the soviet union and since the collapse of communism nearly ninety s periodically. There's been a question about what its purposes now jens stoltenberg. He's the nato secretary-general he came out today. And said we're here to address global competition and everybody's on board and one of the things. He really focused on really for the first time. Robin was china and this is what he said. China's growing influence on In national policies presents challenges to alliance security we are concerned about china's coercive policies. China is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal. We all saw remained concerned about china's use of this information until eighteen months ago. If you were looking at nato major nato documents you actually have never seen. China mentioned it all and this is a real shift and it's clearly been pushed by president biden and the way that he sees the world as he says increasingly competition between autocracies china and russia and democracies like the united states. And the rest of nato doesn't seem to agree with this push by biden. They're more hesitant about this robin. I'll give an example of british. Prime minister boris johnson. He showed up in brussels. Today he was hosting the g. seven. Out in cornwall in southeast asia western england and he said you know nobody's looking for a new cold war here But also want to be able to negotiate with china on issues like climate change and arms control. And i think the other thing that's different is quarter from the remember is china's not the soviet union. It is deeply integrated in the world economy and so a lot of countries in europe. Want to continue to do business with china so it's a bit more of a dilemma for them. Yeah and just follow back for a second to the g seven meeting. The meeting of the wealthiest democracies did china was an issue. There it was and again. I would say this was a bit of a diplomatic win for president biden who is pushing china What we saw is a statement at the end calling out china for human rights violations. in john you know the far northwestern province of incarceration leaguers essentially repression of democracy in hong kong. And also this would really make china happy. The calling of an investigation for the origins of the coronavirus in china and back to nato this week at looming over this meeting for biden is one on one meeting with russian president vladimir putin on wednesday in geneva russia clearly an issue for nato countries. You know they're on russia's doorstep. How is nato dealing with the threat seeing that russia poses. You're absolutely right. And when one reads is important to the from european perspective china's very far away they've been chilling with russia or the soviet union for many many decades Thing that stoltenberg said is that actually he says relations now with russia the worst since the end of the cold war and he cited russian aggression in ukraine and georgia. And also obviously the poisonings. We had some years back your former russian spy in his daughter here in england. And what he's saying is they've been bolstering battlegroups in eastern europe spending a lot more money in general particularly since the annexation of crimea by russia in two thousand fourteen which frankly breathe life into nato that point in two thousand fourteen. Nato question wasn't entirely sure. Exactly what its purpose might be going forward and just briefly. What about afghanistan. The us pulling out this year the nato mission there dates back to the nine eleven attacks Nobody celebrating that today. Of course stoltenberg said that nato will continue to provide advice and financial support security forces They're working to make sure that they secure the international airport after nato leaves and of course there's a lot of concern. The taliban is growing stronger and stronger. Yeah and very briefly your sense of how different the vibe might be at the summit. Joe biden is president former. President trump disparaged the alliance night night and day. I mean you remember particularly the image to me. Was president trump actually pushing the prime minister of montenegro. Out of the way right today everybody so much more relaxed jovial and seems like all the nato member leaders were. Just exhaling go. I embarrassed frank. Langfitt with nato leaders. Thank you so much great to talk. Grow well as way to that. Nato meeting president biden also spoke with the new prime minister of another. us ally. israel. Naftali bennett leads the block of political rivals. That ousted benjamin netanyahu from power over the weekend but netanyahu did not go quietly. His supporters on sunday interrupted minutes interrogration speech. Let's listen.

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"From npr in wbz. Are i'm tanya moseley. And i'm peter o'dowd this is here now. The world's largest meat processor says it is coming back online today after it was hit by a cyber attack over the weekend. J. b. s. is based in brazil. But the hack targeted. The company's operations in australia canada and the united states according to one estimate going off line even for one day can us beef processing by a quarter white house. Says this is a ransomware attack. Russians are suspected. And if that sounds familiar it is the ransomware attack on the colonial pipeline happened less than a month ago. King is director of the science and technology innovation. Program at the wilson center meg. Welcome thank you and what do we know about what has happened so far. Jbs so the time line goes a little bit like this on sunday in the middle of a holiday weekend in the us which is typical for these groups They know to target us when we're not looking or we'd like to not be looking a major meat producer in the us that was as you mentioned part of an international conglomerate Reported that and discover that a cyber attack was being carried out on some of its servers the department of homeland security has said that it was alerted on monday and started providing technical assistance and the white house. As you mentioned has also confirmed that this was a ransomware attack yesterday so we know that there is a disruption and that the company has said that they have backup servers so that they have data. they can hopefully recover. But the problem here is not that it's just decryption of data and resuming services. It's that there's a risk here that data might be either hijacked or public if ransom demands aren't met So if you're a lay person just sort of casually paying attention to the news. This is starting to sound familiar. There's a trend here right. I mean have you been able to quantify or figure out just how common attacks like these are becoming sadly yes and the food processing industry is a big and soft target so there are new reports coming out that last year somewhere in the range of forty ransomware attacks were carried out against food processors and so This is really a business until we break that business model until we make it so that either companies are able to resume processes and have their data secure without having to pay the ransom or we find other ways to provide support funds to victims. Who pay ransoms. Or if we address the the crypto currencies that are used to make the payments possible unless we ask countries like russia to crack down on those who are carrying out these attacks within their borders. Then this is just going to go on. We've covered a tax on hospitals. That are with covid patients. There's been a tax on schools. Of course an important fuel pipeline. Now this food supplier our critical infrastructure like that more likely to be targeted than say just a random business down the street. These criminal groups are clever. They know who has money who is able to pay who can't afford not to pay to resume services that people need like food processing. I think that if they have a lot of money a particular critical infrastructure provider like this food processors make billions of dollars then they probably will continue to be attacked unless there are other measures that are put in place to prevent this. The biden administration waited a few days to respond to the colonial pipeline attack. But it seems to be kind of jumping right into the fray here with this one. What do you think the right way to respond is well. They had to the timing of a second attack. Basically within the same month that americans feel physically both through fuel and food had to have a. Us response is strong. Us response they are. We have taken the lead in investigating this around the world. Australia has acknowledged that there is also very important. Summit coming up between president biden and vladimir putin and i am quite sure that this will be part of the conversation. But what can we really do aside from just sort of puffer chest up a little bit you know. Because if companies are victim of one of these attacks like they don't have a lot of choice do they. They either pay the ransom or else suffer the consequences. Well i think you have to take a couple of steps back there. Preventative measures to take. We don't know exactly how the ransomware was able to penetrate the system. Originally a jbs. What kind of vulnerabilities weren't patched. We talk about security software patches what Parts of the network were not even identified. I mean this is part of the problem with critical infrastructure providers. They don't even know because of how these networks and built what's on their system necessarily or or how far their system extends in the meat processing field apparently they use these supervisory control and data systems that help with processing it similar kind of tool. That's used in energy as we saw in the colonial pipeline so you need to have strong awareness of what's on your network and how to secure it from the first place and the government is working on that with a number of providers the problem is scale and getting to all those providers. The second thing you can do is. There are a lot of private sector companies who have sought out cybersecurity insurance and this is both a positive and a negative in the positive. Some companies have protection so that if they have to pay a ransom they will be reimbursed. The problem is because ransoms are getting so expensive. Some companies are now stepping back from providing cyber insurance so asa has just released a statement saying that they won't repay french companies for ransom and so that's kind of sad chain of events. Moog king is director of the science and technology innovation program at the wilson center. Thank you thank you and now. Let's go to michigan. Where just a month ago we were sharing the story of the state experiencing the worst spreads of covert nineteen in the country more than two thousand five hundred new cases in forty two deaths in a single day. Well today. we're sharing another story. Cases are plummeting and the state is experiencing its first full day of a partial reopening. No more restaurant curfews concerts and other outdoor events can now go on as usual and people can actually meet each other indoors at fifty percent capacity. How did michigan get here. Let's bring in dr abdul el-sayed. He's a michigan epidemiologist and detroit's former health director. And dr welcome back. The last time we spoke michigan was in dire straits cases. Surging hospitals at capacity. How your state turn this around tania. Thank you so much for having me and it really is a great day. There was a push to tie reopening to vaccine writes in matt wimmer administration called the my vacs to normal plan. And what this did is it. Conditioned what michiganders' could do and what a public facing institutions could do based on how much vaccination coverage We've had and thankfully michiganders' i think answered the call. They decided that getting that vaccine was worth being able to go. Fill up the ballpark. Were enjoy time at a restaurant past eleven pm so michigan has got vaccinated and you know all it shows us. Is that vaccines work. And when our public policy compliments vaccines and reinforces the need and the possibility a vaccination for getting past this pandemic. That good things can happen in. So i'm really grateful that they're happening here in michigan okay. Let's talk a little bit more about the reopenings. Michigan is taking a phased approach. We mentioned some of the facets of this first phase which started yesterday but we noticed that the the mask mandate remains in place. So it's a. It's a cautious reopening. Tell us more about that. At and you say that you know michiganders' answered the call by getting vaccinated. But i can imagine the excitement of many residents. This is kind of return to some kind of new normal. That's right tonya. Will what we know is that per. The cdc guidelines people who are vaccinated can go into spaces indoor or outdoor without without having to wear a mask but for everyone else. A mask is still the most important thing you can do. Short of a vaccine to protect yourself from the.

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