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Bishop Criticizes Trump for Staging Visit to St. John's Church

Morning Edition

01:14 min | 8 months ago

Bishop Criticizes Trump for Staging Visit to St. John's Church

"After president trump spoke at the White House threatening to deploy the military law enforcement officers began pushing back peaceful protesters in front of the White House police used tear gas trump could merge from the White House once the street nearby Saint John's church president trump didn't bother to ask permission from the church authorities the episcopal bishop of Washington DC who has jurisdiction over the church tells NPR's Tom gjelten she was outrageous Persico bishop for Washington Reverend Mariann Edgar buddy was watching television when she realized president trump is heading across Lafayette park to visit St John's church which she overseas reaching out no sense that that would require some kind of authorization before using the church as a backdrop in that way and then she saw the president holds up a Bible not to quote a verse just to show it to the camera and almost like a product that is the most sacred text of the Judeo Christian traditions her body said she was outraged that the president felt he had the license to do that and that he would quote abuse our sacred symbols and our sacred space in that way

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WNYC 93.9 FM

01:54 min | 8 months ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Live from NPR news I'm too a rom president trump has declared churches and other houses of worship essential as states continue to reopen amid the corona virus pandemic NPR's Tom gjelten reports the president has given them the green light regardless of whether state or local authorities have given them permission to reopen their doors more than ninety percent of houses of worship around the country have been closed in order to prevent the spread of the corona virus in most cases state or local authorities had ordered the closures but lately some church leaders have been itching to re open and president trump forcefully took their side I call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open right now if this any questions they're gonna have to call me but they're not going to be successful in that call it's not clear the president has the authority to tell governors what to do in this case but no doubt faith leaders who want to re open well now feel encouraged to do so Tom gjelten NPR news Washington former vice president Joe Biden is apologizing for a comment he made Friday morning about African American voters NPR's I was with Holland reports on a popular radio show called the breakfast club but he made this comment that if you can't figure out whether you're for him or for trump then you ain't black the comments went viral and the trump campaign pounced on it describing Biden as a condescending white liberal bite and then try to clean up the mess he had created he joined a call with the U. S. black chambers of commerce and explains that he had been trying to emphasize the difference between him and president trump aren't prepared put my record against kids that was the bottom line was out it was really unfortunate I shouldn't venture cavalier Biden insisted he is not taking African American votes for granted a small college NPR news meteorologists say the San Francisco Bay Area.

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KQED Radio

01:32 min | 9 months ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Last election but this year Joe Biden is his likely opponent and Latinos who did not support trump last time around are now a growing share of Catholic voters so the competition to win their support is likely to be fierce Tom gjelten NPR news this is NPR news coming up on morning edition in dozens of states businesses can now legally reopen but employers are worried about liability they may face coming up we ask a big question could workers to business owners if they contract with nineteen while on the job in Russia is experiencing another spike in suspected cases of covered nineteen particularly in Moscow this morning on forum and nine we look at how the corona virus pandemic is intensifying the bay area's housing challenges with so many people out of work tenants are organizing rent strikes in calling on landlords to ease housing costs meanwhile California statewide election moratorium expires at the end of may that's this morning on forum starting at nine here on KQED public radio I'm robin young and Jeremy Hobson New Zealand is reporting no new infections for the first time since the corona virus outbreak will check in on the country that has been among the most successful in containing the fires and with more than ten thousand deaths in this.

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90.3 KAZU

01:52 min | 11 months ago

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"Have the resources that we have to take care of their kids so I think it's a little soon to be calling off school but I figured it was coming another parent says he'll have to take off work to look after his daughter but he's supportive of the governor's decision for NPR news I'm Paige Pfleger and Columbus stocks finished sharply lower again on Wall Street rattled world markets in regards to the corona virus the sell off has wiped out most of the big run up since president trump took office the Dow is down about ten percent this is NPR a new survey shows white evangelicals in the US are about twice as likely as other Americans to view president trump is honest and morally upstanding NPR's Tom gjelten says the survey also shows they regard trump as at least somewhat religious the pew research center has done other surveys showing that white evangelicals in the United States view president trump far more favorably than do other Americans but this poll digs deeper more than sixty percent of white evangelicals say the terms morally upstanding and honest described trump at least fairly well a much smaller number say those terms apply very well to the president sixty four percent of white evangelicals think trump is at least somewhat religious only thirty five percent of other U. S. adults say that the poll also shows that white US evangelicals expect the president to stand up for their own religious beliefs Tom Chilton NPR news Washington the labor department says fewer people filed applications for unemployment benefits for second straight week jobless claims drop by four thousand last week claims for unemployment are being watched closely for any signs that the corona virus pandemic has started to trigger major layoffs some economists are already warning the covert nineteen crisis could push the global.

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Survey: White Evangelicals See Trump As 'Honest' And 'Morally Upstanding'

All Things Considered

00:47 sec | 11 months ago

Survey: White Evangelicals See Trump As 'Honest' And 'Morally Upstanding'

"A new survey shows white evangelicals in the US are about twice as likely as other Americans to view president trump is honest and morally upstanding NPR's Tom gjelten says the survey also shows they regard trump as at least somewhat religious the pew research center has done other surveys showing that white evangelicals in the United States view president trump far more favorably than do other Americans but this poll digs deeper more than sixty percent of white evangelicals say the terms morally upstanding and honest described trump at least fairly well a much smaller number say those terms apply very well to the president sixty four percent of white evangelicals think trump is at least somewhat religious only thirty five percent of other U. S.

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KCRW

02:18 min | 11 months ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on KCRW

"I believe that he is a man who has lived his life with great dignity he is that as a public servant who has always worked for the best of who we are as a nation Harris released an online video today militants belonging to Islamist groups have attacked an international women's day rally in the Pakistani capital from Islamabad NPR's yet had denied reports they tried to charge the rally but police stopped them the demonstrators hold rocks modern shoes at the hundreds of men and women who gathered for the women's day rally the Islamist groups were holding a rival protests just across the road from the women though particularly in rates by one slogan of the women's rally which read my body my choice this is NPR Catholics around this country for the time being may need to adjust some of their customs when they worship NPR's Tom gjelten says several diocese are instructing their parish priests to abandon many traditional practices when they celebrate mastering the corona virus outbreak some restrictive guidance is coming from the archdiocese of Washington DC the archdiocese says worshippers should not shake hands during the sign of peace prior to communion wine should no longer be distributed as part of the service priests should remove holy water from the holy water fonts the archdiocese of Denver also suggests that people should take care not to touch the collection basket when putting in their offerings and church officials of their notes and if people are sick they should consider that staying home can be an act of charity towards their fellow parishioners new worship guidance is also been issued by some Protestant church authorities around the country Tom gjelten NPR news Washington Virginia's General Assembly today approved a law that allows local governments to decide what to do about scores of Confederate monuments in the state's public places it reverses an existing state law that prevents the monuments from being moved the passage by the democratic controlled state legislature is the latest turn in Virginia's long running debate over how its history should be told in public spaces.

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NPR News Now

02:23 min | 11 months ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Am supporting job because I believe that he is a man who has lived his life with great dignity He is a a public servant was always worked for the best of who we are. As a nation Harris released an online video today militants belonging to a Slav groups have attacked and International Women's Day rally in the Pakistani capital from Islamabad. Npr's Diaa Hadid reports. They tried to charge the rally but police stopped them. The demonstrators hauled rocks modern shoes at the hundreds of men and women who had gathered for the women's Day rally the Islamist groups will holding a rival protests just across the road from the women though particularly enraged by one slogan of the Women's rally which read my body my choice this is NPR Catholics around. This country for the time being may need to adjust some of their customs when they worship. Npr's Tom Gjelten says. Several diocese are instructing their parish priests to abandon many traditional practices when they celebrate mass during the Corona virus outbreak some restrictive guidance is coming from the archdiocese of Washington. Dc The archdiocese says worshippers should not shake hands during the sign of peace. Prior to communion. Wine should no longer be distributed as part of the service priests should remove holy water from the Holy Water Fonts the archdiocese have. Denver also suggests that people should take care not to touch the collection basket when putting in their offerings and church officials. There note that if people are sick they should consider that staying home can be an act of charity towards their fellow. Parishioners new worship guidance has also been issued by some Protestant Church authorities around the country. Tom GJELTEN NPR news Washington. Virginia's General Assembly today approved a law that allows local governments to decide what to do about scores of confederate monuments. In the State's public places it reverses an existing state law that prevents the monuments from being moved the passage by the democratic controlled state. Legislature is the latest turn in Virginia's long running debate over how it's history should be told in public spaces. I'm Barbara Klein. Npr News..

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WNYC 93.9 FM

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin and I'm David green president trump today is set to announce more support for students and teachers who want to pray in school he also plans to make it easier for churches and other faith based groups to get federal funding for their social outreach efforts we have in Paris Tom gjelten here to talk us through this a ton hi David we'll start with the the issue of school prayer I mean that the courts have spoken out on this issue already I mean to to can you just remind us as things now stand what what is allowed was obviously students are allowed to pray privately they can initiate prayers in school with other students as long as it's not disruptive and done outside class time they can organize religious clubs or prayer groups and student speakers on their own can pray at student assemblies are extra curricular activities as long as it's clear the school has nothing to do with it and and that sounds like an important distinctions as explain what is not allowed right now we'll remember there's a clause in the constitution that says government cannot establish religion right cream court more than fifty years ago said this means schools cannot have an official prayer and require students to recite it teachers or other school staff can organize or encourage students to pray there can't be any kind of coercion schools can't sponsor events that involve prairie can't have students praying over the school loud speaker and the school staff can invite clergy to pray at school events like graduation ceremonies so it is president trump somehow moving the line and and changing the situation here well as we understand it the administration will remind school officials around the country that students and teachers under the first amendment do have those somewhat limited rights to pray even in school the White House says it's a matter of the president using his megaphone on the subject to get people to pay attention our White House correspondent Frank or the onus reports that letters will be going out to school officials emphasizing those rights also the guidelines on what is and is not allowed will be clarified to underscore the exact right students and teachers have where prayers concerned up Frankel spoke exclusively with Joe Grogan director of the domestic policy council at the White House and here's what Grogan said we're trying across the board to invite religious institutions and people of faith back into the public square and say look your views are just as valid as anybody else's and by the way are protected by the first amendment to the constitution and one other point David under the no child left behind act school districts receiving federal funds are legally obligated to certify they are upholding the right of students to pray in school Grogan says the trump administration will reaffirm the intent of that provision it will put them on notice that they could be at risk of losing federal funds if they don't provide actions for its students first amendment rights including religious beliefs so that's a preview David of what president trump will say and do today from our colleague Frank word on this one you sort of said what this is about Tom I mean if the president wants to use a megaphone to to to put some attention on something but is there evidence that students or teachers haven't been able to exercise this right well president trump is going to be hosting a group of Christian Jewish and Muslim students who do say they have faced discrimination in school because of their faith he'll also be announcing a streamlined procedure to handle complaints from students who say they've faced discrimination but I should also point out David that they're also been many cases reported of schools promoting prayer in ways that are illegal or unconstitutional and briefly what about the other part of this the president is is doing more federal funds to faith based groups as well yeah from what we're told the president will be sending a message to federal agencies the dispersed grants to organizations to support their outreach efforts he'll tell me to make sure religious institutions don't get short changed in that process NPR Tom gjelten Tom thanks you bet general quality advocates have waited nearly a century to add the equal rights amendment to the US constitution the revision would guarantee equality for all Americans regardless of sex on Wednesday the Virginia legislature voted to make that state the final state needed to ratify the amendment Whitney Evans of member station V. P. M. in Richmond has the story we're ready for dozens.

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Vatican Opens Door to Limited Ordination of Married Men as Priests

All Things Considered

02:55 min | 1 year ago

Vatican Opens Door to Limited Ordination of Married Men as Priests

"Meeting of Roman Catholic bishops from Brazil and nearby. Countries could prove historic the Vatican today gave the bishop's permission to discuss whether married men in the Amazon region might join the priesthood here's NPR's Tom gjelten all that happened today. Is that the Vatican said the agenda for the bishop's meeting in the fall can? Include discussion of whether some married men in an emergency conservative priests the bishops still have to debate the question at pope Francis would have to approve any change in the church's celibacy requirement. But just allowing the bishops to discuss it is shift from the previous attitude in Rome would crack down on any Bishop, any major figure in the church who dared to say the preschool possibly get married. Rocco Pomo is editor of the website whispers in the lodge. He is speaking via Skype here, you have Vatican document, basically saying, green light, you can talk about the reason being, there's a critical shortage of priests in the region, only about one for every ten thousand Catholics bishops in the region for years of said, something has to be done to reach more people Paul says Catholics who care for the salvation of souls, should be concerned about the plight of people living in these remote areas. They can't have a priest for weeks or months, which if they can't appraise that means they can have. Mass. They can't have Nash. They can't have Eucharist. Holy communion. The thing the Catholics considered to be the bread of life. If thing that keeps us alive. Spiritually some Catholic activists have advocated an end to celebrate in and the Catholic priesthood but John Gehring the Catholic program director at the faith in public life organization, says this situation is unrelated to that push coming, some, the church needs of the region affects on the ground on Amazon saying, this is an urgent crisis, and we need to rethink in this particular context. How we respond to it. I mean, this is not an advocacy group saying, let's push this agenda. Another point this would not be the first time. There'd be married priests. Some married clergy have left the Anglican church and joined the Catholic priesthood with their wives. That was approved. Nearly forty years ago by Pope John Paul the second and reaffirm by Pope Benedict. Still allowing married priests in the Amazon region because of an emergency there. Could set a precedent. Massimo fudgy, Oli theologian at Villanova university notes that priest shortages are developing in other places as well. Which means that every church in the world can request this Europe, America Africa Asia. So that could be the beginning of a general overhaul of the Catholic church is dealing with telly. A final point for hundreds of years in the early church priests were allowed to marry celibacy in the priesthood is what Catholics call a discipline, not a doctrine Tom gjelten, NPR news.

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KCRW

01:36 min | 1 year ago

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90.3 KAZU

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Morning. Cyclone Fani is about to strike eastern. India are people prepared when enough to stay out of harm's way. And in business the largest ever market rise of a company on its first day of trading ever one hundred sixty three percent. It's all about vegetarianism. This is Newsday. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. Conservative groups are welcoming the Trump administration's decision to reinforce laws giving healthcare workers the right to refuse medical services for religious or personal reasons. NPR's Tom gjelten says the move gives the government greater authority over hospitals and other institutions there are already laws supporting the right of healthcare institutions and workers to refuse to provide services to which they have religious objections, but the Trump administration says enforcement mechanisms are inadequate. Some Catholic leaders are praising the new regulations citing them as a victory for doctors, nurses, and medical students who oppose abortion, the Family Research Council, noting the rule comes on the national day of prayer says it means quote, many healthcare providers have an answer to their prayers. Critics fear the rule could mean LGBT people and others may lose access to needed. Medical services. The ACLU says denying patients healthcare is not religious liberty. Tom gjelten NPR news. President Trump says see will now be nominating. Conservative commentator. Steven more to the Federal Reserve Board as NPR's Jim zarroli reports. Trump says he's following Moore's wishes in tweet the president calls. Moore a great pro growth economist and a truly fine person. But he says Moore has decided to withdraw his name from the nominating process. More as a longtime conservative writer and activist after his name surfaced as a fed prospect. He was widely criticized for holding partisan economic views and support for his nomination began to dissolve in the Senate because of his past writings about women's role in the military in the economy. This is the second of Trump's potential fed nominees to withdraw pizza tycoon Herman Cain pulled out amid criticism over his economic credentials. Jim zarroli NPR news New York president. Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law says the administration is developing a new and very detailed blueprint for dressing the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Jared Kushner calls it a good starting point and a business plan for improving the lives of people on both sides, what we put together last year is I would say more of an in depth operational document. That shows what we think is possible, and how the people can live together how security could work how interaction can work and really how do you try to form the outline of what a brighter future could be in remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Kushner gave no details on the plan that he and Middle East on boy Jason green Blad have spent the past two years working on is expected to unveil their proposal in early June, Wall Street stocks closed lower in trading Thursday following declines in technology and media shares the NASDAQ fell twelve points, the Dow Jones industrial average lost one hundred and twenty two. This is NPR news. Cyclone Fani has made landfall near the Indian city of Pori in the eastern state of ODA more than one million edition residents have been evacuated from low lying areas. And the government has deployed hundreds of disaster management personnel and urge healthcare workers to remain on duty a super slide. Clone claimed ten thousand lives in Odessa in nineteen Ninety-one. Scientists say they've detected what they think could be a neutron star smashing into a black hole. If that is the case NPR's Nell greenfieldboyce reports that it is a first for science the possible event was detected by massive instruments that look for gravitational waves. These are ripples in the very fabric of the universe. Created by violent cosmic collisions gravitational wave detectors called Ligo. And Virgo were switched on April. First after a long period of downtime for upgrades. Jess macgyver is Elijah scientist at Caltech the entire astrophysics community is very. Cited that we've already seen five candidate events for weeks. Three of them appear to be pairs of colliding black holes. The other two collisions involved neutron stars. These are super dense stars more massive than our sun. But only the size of a city. Nell greenfieldboyce, NPR news Exxon Mobil, says it plans to spend two billion dollars to expand a chemical plant near the Houston ship channel the oil and gas giant says the project will create two thousand temporary construction jobs. Exxon says a new unit at the baytown facility should begin operating in three years. I'm Shay Stevens. NPR news.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To look at all of the options on the table were hoping that Mexico will continue to step up. Like we've seen them do over the last couple of weeks. We hope that that continues in that we can work with them. So that we don't have to do that Trump had threatened to close portions of the southern border as soon as this week, if Mexico did not completely halt illegal crossings, the White House is also said to be considering whether to appoint an immigration czar to coordin-. Innate border policy across various federal agencies Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington, six months after a major Vatican meeting on how the Catholic church should respond to young people. Pope Francis has issued his own thoughts on the subject NPR's. Tom gjelten says the pope's conclusions though are disappointing to church reformers last October Senate on youth brought together more than two hundred fifty Catholic cardinals bishops and priests and a handful of nuns female, lay leaders and youth in their conclusion, they acknowledged young people are drifting away from the church in part because of its teachings and sexuality and the role of women changing the way the church relates to women is inescapable. They said, but pope Francis stopped short of endorsing the senate's recommendations, he mostly reiterated points. He has made before saying, for example, that Catholic leaders have been too submissive to church authority. He said Catholic women have legit. It claims to a greater role, but said little beyond that Tom gjelten NPR news voters in Chicago or electing a new mayor today as NPR's Cheryl corley reports this runoff election in the nation's third largest city is unique this race pits. Toni preckwinkle a longtime Chicago politician who has the Cook County Democratic Party and the county board against Lori Lightfoot a former federal prosecutor who's never held elected office both cast themselves as progressives. And they will succeed incumbent. Rahm emanuel. The former White House chief of staff who announced last year that he would not seek a third term. Whoever wins will become the first black woman to serve as Chicago's mayor. Scott stocks have been reversing course from three day rally, healthcare and consumer product companies leading the markets lower at last check, the Dow down one hundred six points, the SNP off to this is NPR. After a marathon seven hour meeting with her cabinet in an effort to break, a political stalemate over Brexit. British Prime Minister Theresa may says she'll seek another extension from the European Union on a timetable for Britain, leaving the EU automakers are selling fewer cars than they were a year ago as the economy slows overall NPR's Camilo domino ski reports compared to this time last year. Toyota sales are down three point five percent. General Motors Nissan. Fiat Chrysler, saw sales drop seven percent, trucks and SUV's are a bright spot for those automakers. Meanwhile, Honda saw sales rise for trucks SUV's and surprisingly for cars as in sedans, many American automakers are backing away from sedans as consumers opt for larger vehicles analysts had expected. New auto sales to go down citing more options in the used car. Market and concerns over affordability Kelley blue book reports that average prices for new cars are up more than two percent and higher interest rates. Make that feel like more of a pinch Camilo domino NPR news. Some of the wealthy. Parents facing possible prison time for an expansive college admission scam could also now be hit with criminal charges and penalties for tax fraud. Federal authorities say not only did they pay to get their kids into elite schools, but they wrote off the bribes on their taxes. The IRS says it has been working jointly with the.

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KQED Radio

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Look at all of the options on the table were hoping that Mexico will continue to step up. Like we've seen them do over the last couple of weeks. We hope that that continues and that we can work with them. So that we don't have to do that Trump had threatened to close portions of the southern border as soon as this week if Mexico did not completely halt illegal crossings, the White House is also said to be considering whether to appoint and immigrations are to coordinate. The border policy across various federal agencies Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington, six months after a major Vatican meeting on how the Catholic church should respond to young people. Pope Francis has issued his own thoughts on the subject NPR's. Tom gjelten says the pope's conclusions though are disappointing to church reformers last October Senate on youth brought together more than two hundred fifty Catholic cardinals bishops and priests and a handful of nuns female, lay leaders and youth in their conclusion, they acknowledged young people are drifting away from the church in part because of its teachings on sexuality and the role of women changing the way the church relates to women is inescapable. They said, but pope Francis stopped short of endorsing the senate's recommendations, he mostly reiterated points. He has made before saying, for example, that Catholic leaders have been too submissive to church authority. He said Catholic women have legitimate. Claims to a greater role, but said little beyond that Tom gjelten NPR news voters in Chicago or electing a new mayor today as NPR's Cheryl corley reports this runoff election in the nation's third largest city is unique this race pits. Toni preckwinkle a longtime Chicago politician who has Cook County Democratic Party and the county board against Lori Lightfoot a former federal prosecutor who's never held elected office both cast themselves as progressives. And they will succeed incumbent. Rahm emanuel. The former White House chief of staff who announced last year that he would not seek a third term. Whoever wins will become the first black woman to serve as Chicago's mayor. Scott stocks have been reversing course from three day rally, healthcare and consumer product companies leading the markets lower at last check, the Dow down one hundred and six points p off to this is NPR from. News. I'm Paul land core East Bay congressman Eric swale. Well, says he doesn't expect to see special counsel. Robert Muller's full report anytime soon despite democratic plans to subpoena it cake Ryan Levy reports swallow sits on the House Judiciary committee, which is scheduled to vote Wednesday to subpoena the four hundred page report on Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election. Attorney general William Barr says he will deliver a redacted version to congress by mid April. But swallow says lawmakers need to see the whole report in order to protect the integrity of US elections. The only way to protect the ballot box going forward is understand who worked with the Russians. What Boehner abilities exist what the government response was. And then allow us to make reforms, but he says he isn't expecting the attorney general to immediately cooperate with any subpoenas. I would mean that this administration is doing something that's never done before which is comply and be transparent. However swallow says he is confident the full report will be released. Eventually, I'm Ryan. Cake UD news. The singing Gary on Oakland's lake Merritt are ready to put up their paddles after twenty years, founder Angelenos. Sandra says he's hoping to sell Gondolo surveyed CEOs fleet of four gondolas all of which he says, we're used in Venice everything has the story. And they have a little bit of story here in Oakland. I'd like to keep that going. So my pleas for someone interesting and hard working to give it a go. Maybe contact is that they're interested. Sandra says he plans to focus on his children and a.

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All Things Considered

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

Nancy Pelosi on Record Number of Women in Congress

"Under a partial shutdown. She called on members to respect each other and the truth in dealing with one another Don gonyea, NPR news, Washington. Members of the US. Congress are a largely religious group, or at least claimed to have a faith NPR's. Tom gjelten says about nine and ten say they're Christian with Catholics the most popular denomination. Among the members the religious profile of congress comes from the Pew Research Center based on how members describe themselves across congress, just one member democratic Senator Kirsten cinema Zona reports having no particular faith, among all US adults one in force has that one explanation for that disconnect. Maybe that candidates think voters won't approve of someone who's unchurched. So they're reluctant to describe themselves that way, no matter their actual beliefs. Thirty percent of members say their Catholic of the Protestant members Baptists have. The largest share more than six percent identifies. Jewish three times the share of Jews in the US adult population. Tom Chilton NPR news, Washington, Mexico's foreign affairs ministry says it's calling on the US government through its embassy to investigate a January first incident in which US agents fired tear gas into Mexico agents said they were attempting to disperse a group of rock throwers in the first hours of new year about one hundred and fifty migrants attempted to breach a border fence in Tijuana was financial markets plunged again in the second trading day of the new year all three of the major US stock market indices closing down more than two percent stock market jitters were prompted by Apple's warning showdown in China admitted escalating trade war between the US and China. Arthur Dong is a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown's McDonough school of business overall, the United States economies far less dependent on exports. We are very heavily diversified service based economy, and so on that respect the United States. You know, is is I think sitting. In a in a better position overall. But it certainly will be some some repercussions felt apple stock dropped almost ten percent today racing more than seventy four billion dollars in market valuation. The Dow was down six hundred and sixty points. This is NPR and you're listening to WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd. A federal judge is blocking implementation of a New York City law that would have regulated Airbnb home hotel business. The law would require Airbnb and other short term rental platforms to divulge the names of hosts and addresses of rentals. But the court said the amount of information amounts to unreasonable search and seizure. The law was to go into effect early next month will now be put on hold while the lawsuit moves forward, mayor de Blasio had championed the law saying it would it make sure the city's precious housing supply could be devoted to New Yorkers rather than tourists. A special election for New York City. Public advocate is set for February twenty six it's the first citywide especially election since nineteen fifty and WNYC's bridge Bergen reports the rules are unique for this race. You won't see anyone running as a democrat or Republican to actually appear on the ballot candidates must create their own party name. And collect nearly four thousand signatures from registered voters. And there's another quirk, Melissa Mark Viverito. Former city council speaker running on the fixed the MTA party line explains. The other interesting thing is that unlike a primary here whoever files I their petitions is first on the ballot Merck. Marito is vying for that top spot. Among nearly two dozen declared candidates turning in her petitions just one day after candidates were allowed to start collecting them. New Jersey is one of the state's least affected by the partial shutdown of the federal government. That's according to a new study, which says the Garden State will be hard hit by delays in process. Messing federally financed mortgages, but less so in other categories, New Jersey ranked forty four th out of fifty states and the district of Columbia the study by the financial website, wallet hub, ranks state based on the number of federal jobs contracts, real estate activity, national parks, and percentage of families receiving food assistance. New York ranked thirty fifth on the list in part because New York is among the five states, receiving the least money in federal contracts. The district of Columbia, not surprisingly is most affected by the shutdown. Currently forty two degrees. Partly cloudy at six oh, six support for NPR comes from the Walton family foundation where opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton family foundation dot org. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish, and Mary Louise Kelley the government shutdown grinds on over funding for President Trump's border wall. But meanwhile, the Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to construct or upgrade border fencing, some one hundred sixty miles along the Arizona and California borders with Mexico, active duty military will take up the task here to tell us more is NPR's Pentagon. Reporter Tom Bowman and Tom what exactly is the task with? What is the Pentagon going to be doing? Well, I'm told this fencing said likely combat engineers for the fencing portion of this effort, but it goes beyond that homeland security's requesting medical units, of course, two children died along the border with in the custody of US officials at the centers they need additional help for the migrants coming through and also told aviation units would be part of this as well. They provide surveillance along the border to help customs and border protection, monitor any movements. And again, this is so. Support for that effort. Active-duty troops can't get involved in any arrest or detention of any migrants, it's against the law and to be clear. This is something new. This is on top of the existing troops already deployed to the border. Right. So this is new this is just coming out. Now this request was made from homeland security. How many more we talking? Well, we don't know at this point. I heard some one official said maybe thousands of troops and other said, well, the existing truce might be able to help. There are now twenty three hundred act of troops there on the border along with twenty one hundred guard forces they could provide some of this effort, but clearly they're going to send additional troops. They could change them out or some could be extended but acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan hinted about more support at a cabinet meeting at the White House yesterday. Let's listen restoration of the fences building out and additional mileage from the law. The army Corp. Engineers is dialed in on doing this cost-effectively quickly on the right amount of urgency as to where we built additional stand up walls quickly get after the threat. The threat is real. And he goes on to say that he'll provide assistance to homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen who's making the request to the Pentagon anytime line on how long these duty troops might be there. No idea. I was told it could be months to construct the fencing or shore up existing fencing, you know, we're talking one hundred and sixty miles or so now fencing right act of troops were supposed to end their deployment, by the way at the end of the month. So some could be extended maybe other units could take their place. But what we don't know. Right. Will the Pentagon is working on the specific? So we don't have a lot of detail at this point. Let me insertive skeptical question here, the president has said if he doesn't get money for a wall from congress. He might just order the military to build it is that what is going on here. The president doing something of an end run around the border standoff. That's quite possible. At this point, the talks with congress, the Democrats in particular appear to be going nowhere. The Pentagon the president wants five billion dollars for the wall. The Democrats saying that's far too much. In the standoff continues the government shutdown. But of course, a Pentagon has not shut down. And they're ready to take orders from the commander in chief. Thank you. You're welcome NPR's. Tom Bowman one person. And we'll be looking at the Trump administration's immigration policies is the new chairman of the House Judiciary committee, New York, Democrat Jerrold Nadler, welcome to the program. Thank you. Now. Your committee has oversight over many key areas. Right Justice department, voting rights and an immigration as we mentioned on that last issue. You told CBS that the zero tolerance policy that led to the separation of migrant families on the border was a deliberate creation of the White House that they're trying to make things as miserable as possible. In quote, if kids die there apparently willing to have that. Yes. To investigate the deaths of those two migrant children. Yes, we are. We're going to investigate the deaths of those two migrant children and the entire family separation policy. And there are a lot of questions. How could they for example, deport parents to foreign countries? He's making no provision to give the kids back I or even to figure out identification for the kids. So we have kids now months later that may never find your parents again. State-sanctioned kidnapping. Does it feel like investigative actions and oversight? That's really the only recourse. Democrats have right now. Does it feel like you have no real ability to change Trump administration policies? No doesn't feel that way. At all. And you can't talk about that the first day of democratic control, and the new congress, we have a we have leverage investigation, and, publicity, and and oversight is a major constitutional responsibility. And ability that we have the number to the power of the purse, you can't pass a budget without the house as well as the Senate, and we can put requirements in that budget. We can put limitations on the use of funds we can put requirements for the use of funds and so forth. So even if you cannot pass. Subject matter Bill through both houses of the president would veto it. They can't pass a budget without the house consent. So we have considerable leverage. You've also on another topic. You've sponsored a Bill that would protect the special counsel office. Robert Muller was investigating interference in the two thousand sixteen election introduce that Bill today, and you've also threatened to subpoena acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker what do you hope to learn from him? We are very concerned about a massive fraud. And the American people by the president by his campaign in order to obtain office through fraudulent means hush money payments to women Michael Cohen working with the Russians plus obstruction of Justice in the investigation of that we have to look into all of that. And the special counsel is looking into that or into some of it insofar as they may be crimes, but we have to look into all of that to protect the integrity of our elections and the integrity of our democratic system and to protect the American people from being defrauded by by the Trump campaign Ovalles future campaigns for that matter. So that is the prime thing that we have to do we have to put an end to Republican efforts over the last two years to interfere with an undermine the special counsel's investigation. If the Muller investigation uncovers evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors are you prepared to pursue impeachment? And even if it's politically unpopular it's too early. To talk about impeachment. But what is important at this point is to follow all the facts where they lead to make sure that those facts are public and to make sure that they're not interfered with by the Trump administration. So if a special counsel issues report, we have to make sure that that report is is it becomes public. If necessary we'll subpoena it necessarily will quote Muller to testify in front of the committee about it. We have to make sure that it's not varied by the Trump administration. Bye bye Whitaker or by bar. The President Trump has been implicated and campaign law violations. As part of Michael Collins plea, something like that an impeachable offense. It could be that. I don't wanna get into impeachment now. 'cause it when we're not prepared for that. At this point. The some of what he's been accused of could be impeachable. Offenses. But the real question now is to find out what happened to find out. What frauds were committed but frauds against American democracy. And to make sure the public knows that the public can judge, and we can judge in the judiciary committee instead of where we should go from there whether to be impeachment whether it should be protective legislation for the future. Whatever it may be. And you were earlier you were speaking about William bar, the White House nominee for attorney general. Yes. And and the acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker is it possible that you will overplay your hand.

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"The takeaway, we'll be right back. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. In an attempt to end weeks of violent antitax protests in France, president Emmanuel Macron has just appeared on national television with the promise to deliver tax relief for the poor and to cancel a tax increase on Francis. Retirees the southern poverty, your sneak of Malta's saunter hope more Dino, primetime televised address Macron lays out a plan, including a promise to raise the minimum wage and do away with taxes on overtime pay starting in two thousand nineteen these were among the wide range of demands by so-called yellow vest protesters. However Macron is refusing to reinstate a wealth tax. The French leader says he understands anger against his government runs. Deep in France. He says he is partly to blame for the protests, but mccraw appealed for an end to the riots saying, no anger justifies attacks on police or looting. Well, yellow reflective vests may be a little tougher than usual to come by in Egypt eyeing. What's happened in France? Egyptian officials are forbidding safety equipment merchants from selling the reflective vests to the general public. They're hoping to avoid anti-government protests during next month's anniversary of the two thousand eleven to rear square uprising on this day seventy years ago. The United Nations approved a list of the human rights to which every person on the planet should be entitled. NPR's Tom gjelten says the document is still one of the most idealistic declarations ever made in the aftermath of a horrifying World War. No UN member member-state dared oppose the Universal Declaration of human rights, though. Eight abstained it called for an end to discrimination in all its forms freedom of expression and a decent standard of living worldwide. The document was largely the work of Eleanor Roosevelt. Who acknowledged it lacked the force of law, but could still be used to set down principles. As a common standard achievement for people's.

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"All things considered from NPR news. I'm Elsa Chang, and Mary Louise Kelley at least six people have been killed since hurricane. Michael blasted ashore yesterday the category. Four storm left a huge trail of destruction along the Florida panhandle, including in the coastal community of Mexico beach. Which is where we find NPR's Greg Allen now phone lines in Mexico feature. Understandably, not great. But we think we've got you. Hey there, Greg. Hi, mary. Louise, how bad is it? Well, it's what you would expect a category four storm nearly category. Five which came ashore right here. The I passed right over this area, and Mexico beach, which is a very small community. You know, the storm surge came in and you can see signs of every of everywhere there's still lots of standing water here. Most of the water went out that there's still plenty of it around those wins in a hundred and fifty five mile per hour. Winds just tore parts many buildings here lifted up entire buildings through them down on other ones. You saw roofs off siding offsides off. Luckily, the most people had left and warned here to see it all and are you able to drive around him in the streets relatively clear of water. Yes here. It's a very small community in the streets themselves are not too bad. Getting here is another matter. We came over from Tallahassee today. It should be a couple of hours, my producer, Becky Sullivan. And I took us nine hours to get here. Because you just don't know what roads are open. And then when the roads are open. They're just barely open. You have to drive around this round down. Trees your para crews out and in and good Samaritans doing what they can. But it's still very hard slog get in or out of this area. All right. What about the impact on people? I mean as always with these storms, some people stayed they rode out the storm. I assume you've been out talking to them. What are they saying? Yeah. I mean, it's it's a tough one. I mean, we talked to a man here who stayed and he said he left in hurricane Opal, which was in one thousand nine hundred five he always regretted. It is so hard to get back into this community later. He always stays we stayed. And he said the storm was like anything he was prepared for or had ever experienced before. You know, the the sound the noise the windows the walls flexing, and he had a little safe room built from selfishness pats at one point he said, he became so he's in told him that this was no longer safe, and they moved to an inner bathroom. And is that happened. The windows shattered glass blasted and he said, the certainly would have been injured if that'd had been the case, and he kind of struggled to patch up his window and wrote out the rest of the storm and today, he's here repairing his house with a neighbor. I asked him if he was sorry that he stayed. He says no he do it again. Because he says if I didn't stay that. All my all my possessions. Everything would get ruined by the rain and the other stuff coming in. And what about the people who did evacuate? Is there any kind of time frame on when they might be able to come home? No, not not yet. As far as I know when you arrive in Gulf county here, you get an alert on your cell phone telling you that only for sponsors or loud in the county at this point that they don't even private even people who live here residents are not allowed back. And so there's roadblocks have many all the major intersections and many many people were being turned away to their frustration. So it's they're worried about the safety because there are still wires down everywhere here. So it's it's it's it's safety first. And it's going to be some time. I think for people are allowed back NPR's, Greg Allen reporting in Mexico Beach, Florida. We hope you stay safe. Thanks so much. You're welcome. All right. Let's go to North Carolina. Now where people are relieved that hurricane Michael has not hit them as hard as they feared they're still recovering from hurricane Florence, which pummeled estate nearly a month ago. Florence displaced thousands from their homes, and many are still dependent on the charity of relief groups to get by as NPR's Tom gjelten reports some volunteers came all the way from Puerto Rico to help out Lumberton is one of the cities in North Carolina. Hardest hit by hurricane Florence south one of the poorest and many people here still need help feeding their families the parking lot behind the east. Lumberton Baptist church is now occupied by a huge trailer a mobile kitchen capable of cooking fifteen hundred hot meals this day. Anyone who comes by gets a meal package to go kitchen comes from operating blessing Christian relief organization from Virginia. This.

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Sex Abuse Scandal Deepens Divide Over Gay Priests

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Sex Abuse Scandal Deepens Divide Over Gay Priests

"New revelations about hundreds of priests molesting children, mostly boys have plunged global Catholicism into a deep crisis. The scandal has also deepened longstanding divisions within the church around issues of sexuality NPR's. Tom gjelten reports the uproar over clergy sex abuse in the Catholic church is no longer just about sex abuse. Some church leaders are using the crisis to promote a campaign against gay priests. Bishop Robert Marlena of Madison Wisconsin at a letter last month to Catholics in his diocese said, quote, we are talking about deviant sexual almost exclusively homosexual acts by clerics. Here's asked about that comment later in an interview on the eternal word television network WTN, Raymond Arroyo was the anchor some will say Bishop reading this letter that you are blaming homosexuality for the problems in the church and for the sex abuse crisis. You would say what? I would say that homosexuality is at the root of this researchers who have studied patterns of clergy sex abuse. So they have found no evidence of a link with sexual orientation, but the notion that the problem of priests molesting boys and young men is related to the number of priests. Tour gay has been echoed by several conservative Catholic leaders. A few say the abuse crisis. Justifies a purge of gay men from the priesthood those reactions reflect continuing arguments in the church over sexuality and even over pope Francis himself. He has advocated a more, tolerant church culture with algae BT people in particular and some Catholics. Don't approve official church doctrine holds that a deep seated homosexual orientation is a moral disorder. The debate is now front and center. Our church is very unhealthy attitudes about sexuality in general and HAMAs sexual. In particular. Really need to be addressed Marianne daddy Burke of dignity USA, a Catholic LGBT advocacy group sees some church, homophobia, and the reaction to the clergy abuse crisis. Whenever the church is under stress, particularly around the issue of sexual abuse of minors and the cover up by the clergy gate-race have been scapegoated another cleric who is connected clergy abuse to gay priests is archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former Vatican embassador to the US in an open letter released last month bigger, no blasted what he called a homosexual current in church circles, but Vigano also made a point that even critics like James Martin have to acknowledge clergy abuse, mostly involves male on male assault. Clearly, the vast majority of cases are men preying on boys and adolescents, we have to be clear about that. But that does not mean. That every gay priest is an abuser. Martin is a Jesuit priest who writes often about LGBT issues and Catholicism the reason we have that stereotype is because there are so few public counter examples of the healthy celebrate gay priests of whom there are hundreds if not thousands Martin thinks as many as thirty or forty percent of Catholic priests are gay, but he says they're terrified to be as such in the current environment. The crisis also has political ramifications in his letter archbishop Vigano singled out, several top Catholic cardinals and bishops as being complicit in the abuse crisis almost all have been allied with pope Francis and supportive of his agenda Francis himself figure no said should resign for having accommodated those men. In fact, Vigano is among the longstanding critics of Francis in the church again, James Martin, what's happening. Unfortunately, is that the suffering of children and the crimes of sex abuse are being used by people who have always been pope. Francis. Critics as an excuse to dump on him, basically. And it's apparently having an effect. A new CNN poll shows pope Francis is now viewed favorably by just forty eight percent of Americans down from the seventy three percent who approved of him at the beginning of his papacy. One more sign of how this sex abuse crisis in the Catholic church has

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"Republic of Congo more than eighteen thousand students in A Bola affected areas are getting ready to start a new school year tomorrow. Lisa Shlein reports the DRC's government has decided to open hundreds of schools in the eastern part of the country despite the risk of spreading the disease Ebola spreads quickly through direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids. Unisex reports and unusually high number of children are affected by the Bulla outbreak in eastern DRC latest World Health Organization. Estimates find one hundred twenty cases of Ebola, including seventy eight debts. Nearly one quarter of confirmed cases are underage twenty four,

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Pope Faces Crisis of Credibility Over Coverup Accusations

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03:46 min | 2 years ago

Pope Faces Crisis of Credibility Over Coverup Accusations

"Pope Francis, is now squarely in the center of, the still unfolding clergy sex abuse crisis in the Catholic church a former Vatican embassador to the US archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano says. The pope covered up sexual misconduct by former Washington DC archbishop. Theodore mckarrick called on the pope to resign here with us now, to, talk, about. These developments is NPR religion correspondent Tom gjelten hey Tom also so this. Charge came in a. Pretty extraordinary eleven page letter from vegan? No, released this weekend whatever mation does. He claim, to have well, Vigano is a longtime Vatican insider he was as you say the Vatican embassador to. The United States from two thousand eleven to. Two thousand sixteen so he, has certainly had access the information most of his allegations concern former archbishop McCarrick cardinal McCarrick until he was forced to give up that title this summer Vigano says, there was knowledge of mechanics misconduct years ago. That it was brought to the attention of. The Vatican now we should point out that. He does not claim there, is knowledge of McCarrick abusing a minor with that was the charge that, actually led to his resignation they can, always talking largely about sexual misconduct with seminarians he says then Pope Benedict forbid McCarrick from celebrating mass or giving lectures he claims. That Francis then reverse those punishments which is why he should. Resign now there are two problems with this one we haven't yet. Seen, any, evidence. Of those sanctions being imposed on McCarrick too we also know that McCarrick. Continued to do those. Things he was supposedly forbidden to do? Even, when Benedict was still pope and. How pope, Francis reacted to, this letter claiming there was this cover up well on the plane this weekend coming. Back from Ireland he's he basically refused to. Talk about it he said, read the statement and make your own judgment it's not clear what he meant by that Exactly denying no. But he may be saying consider the source we know that archbishop figure no is a longtime critic of pope Francis his letter is very strident inflammatory phrased very much in. Culture war terms there's actually some people in the Vatican say he has a reputation for being a troublemaker. So maybe the pope is just saying take this with. A grain, of salt now these charges Vigano makes go back several years. But he released this letter while the pope, was on this high profile trip. To, Ireland how do you think the timing. Was significant here was it deliberate well the reason that that trip was so. High profile is because of course it came in the. Midst of this clergy abuse crisis now figure knows critics suspect that he is was using this crisis to leverage his longstanding anti Francis campaign on the other hand it. Is important to note that his. Charges, are directly related to the sex abuse. Crisis within, the Catholic leadership there are basically two theories. Of the root cause of this crisis Francis And his allies say it's clerical, ISM, by which they mean too, much deference to. The clergy putting the clergy, on a pedestal vis-a-vis the laity they say. That Tennessee has led to. Impunity for priests and bishops the other argument. Which is one subscribed to by Viggo is that this has everything to do with homosexuality. There's been too much accommodation of homosexuals, within the church we should also point. Out, that researchers have really challenged that idea that, there's any connection between child abuse and sexual orientation and how unprecedented wise this letter in. The first place or a really this whole moment? Right now for? The, Catholic church the entire moment is unprecedented I mean we have an expo Benedict resigned first time in six hundred years we have. Francis, being elected the first pope from the south some people say there's a civil war going on in. The Catholic church there, have been so worse before but this is a big

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Top Pennsylvania Catholic leader vows to ensure abuses 'never recur'

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02:56 min | 2 years ago

Top Pennsylvania Catholic leader vows to ensure abuses 'never recur'

"We learn more this week about priests sexually abusing young people in their care more about the number. Of victims and more about how Catholic leaders have. Covered up these crimes as the scale of the scandal has grown so has the cost to the Catholic church lawsuits brought by victims have, forced diocese to page settlements totaling more than three billion dollars plus the cost to the church Has reputation, more on all this now from NPR's Tom gjelten after grand. Juries in Pennsylvania this week. Reported what they'd learned about the abuse of. As many as a thousand children by Catholic priests they offered some recommendations among them that victims should have more time to sue for damages beyond what statutes of limitation currently. Allow that would open the door to even, more lawsuits bigger settlements and probably more diocese. Going bankrupt attorney James staying who represents groups of abuse victims has so far lead bankruptcy litigation in about a dozen diocese The montana Spokane, Washington watchdog, it's Milwaukee Wilmington Delaware stinks. Has church payments to abuse victims won't, make up for. Their suffering but it's important he's has to hold church leaders accountable for their negligence. In allowing abuse to happen I don't like the word healing 'cause it's too. Much of an individual process but I think at, the end of the day that accountability is demonstrated by the payment of money in all nineteen Catholic diocese in religious orders in the United States have filed for bankruptcy protection because of lawsuits brought against them by abuse victims that. From the group Bishop accountability the image of the Catholic church. Has also taken a hit the Pew Research firm found earlier this year that. The abuse crisis has tainted the reputation of pope Francis among Catholics and non-catholics alike at. The Catholic university of America Stephen Schneck specializes in the role of the Catholic. Church in American public life he says his conversations with Catholics have led him to think the abuse crisis. Will have far reaching effects one, set of. Catholic currents Said that they were thinking about taking their children out of Catholic schools as a result of this I. Mean that's just a hint So it will impact everything indeed the potential cost of this crisis to the. Catholic church, alarms even, some who are critics father Thomas Reese adjusts with priest who has had harsh words for many in the church hierarchy worries for example that church. Bankruptcies and huge out of. Court settlements won't necessarily have. Much of an impact on the, church leaders who bear personal responsibility, for crimes you don't punish the, Bishop he's not gonna be hurt if the bat diet goes bankrupt what. You're, punishing is the parameters the school children and the donors the, people in the pews who have given money for particular church projects actually even though this abuse crisis has been years in the making it may be too soon to know what. Final effect will have on the,

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"Bias but they worry text messages exchanged by fbi employees cast a cloud over the clinton matter and the reputation of the bureau the i g referred five fbi officials for possible internal disciplinary action new fbi director chris wray says the agency's taking immediate steps to reinforce the idea of a work environment free from the appearance of political bias carrie johnson npr news washington the white house shows no sign of standing down zero tolerance policy on migrants arriving at the southern us border without authorization the administration says it's part of a broad and necessary crackdown on illegal immigration but the policies resulting in children being separated from their parents and that's prompting abroad outcry from christian and other faith groups we have the latest from npr's tom gjelten with hundreds perhaps thousands of children being separated from their parents at the us border as a result of trump administration policies the criticism from faith groups is growing a group of catholic bishops assembled in miami descr the family separation policy as immoral one bishop even suggested that catholics who participate in that policy could be stripped of their right to receive the sacraments southern baptists at their annual meeting in texas this week also criticized the family separation policy as did an interfaith group convened by the evangelical lutheran church in america tom gjelten npr news washington the treatment of migrants is also stirring more anger in europe today a hungarian court has sentenced four minute twenty five years in prison for their roles in the deaths of dozens of people were found suffocated in the back of a truck on an austrian highway here's carrie skyring the bodies of the fifty nine men eight women and four children were found inside the abandoned vehicle in the summer of two thousand fifteen at the height of europe's migrant crisis the court heard how the people smugglers ignored the cries of the migrants as they banged on the doors before being left to suffocate in intense heat the judge said all four charged with guilty of homicide as an accomplice and each should serve twenty five years in prison those convicted include the alleged ringleader the driver of the.

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300 bishops issue scathing statement on Trump's family separation policy

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300 bishops issue scathing statement on Trump's family separation policy

"Bias but they worry text messages exchanged by fbi employees cast a cloud over the clinton matter and the reputation of the bureau the i g referred five fbi officials for possible internal disciplinary action new fbi director chris wray says the agency's taking immediate steps to reinforce the idea of a work environment free from the appearance of political bias carrie johnson npr news washington the white house shows no sign of standing down zero tolerance policy on migrants arriving at the southern us border without authorization the administration says it's part of a broad and necessary crackdown on illegal immigration but the policies resulting in children being separated from their parents and that's prompting abroad outcry from christian and other faith groups we have the latest from npr's tom gjelten with hundreds perhaps thousands of children being separated from their parents at the us border as a result of trump administration policies the criticism from faith groups is growing a group of catholic bishops assembled in miami descr the family separation policy as immoral one bishop even suggested that catholics who participate in that policy could be stripped of their right to receive the sacraments southern baptists at their annual meeting in texas this week also criticized the family separation policy as did an interfaith group convened by the evangelical lutheran church in america tom gjelten npr news washington the treatment of migrants is also stirring more anger in europe today a hungarian court has sentenced four minute twenty five years in prison for their roles in the deaths of dozens of people were found suffocated in the back of a truck on an austrian highway here's carrie skyring the bodies of the fifty nine men eight women and four children were found inside the abandoned vehicle in the summer of two thousand fifteen at the height of europe's migrant crisis the court heard how the people smugglers ignored the cries of the migrants as they banged on the doors before being left to suffocate in intense heat the judge said all four charged with guilty of homicide as an accomplice and each should serve twenty five years in prison those convicted include the alleged ringleader the driver of the.

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"To make could they afford to rebuild wasn't even worth it now we're going to introduce you to a hard charging entrepreneur named laura home who's decision to keep the doors open help women reclaim a sense of normalcy and even pride in the midst of a disaster my colleague tom gjelten met laura own just a few weeks after hurricane maria hit it rained hard just the day before and one of her businesses restaurant which had just been cleaned up from the hurricane flooded again with negra dirty runoff at backed up sewage she was unsure if the restaurant would survive but she was determined not to lose her hair salon yes yes yes here's will happen even if it has to be in the backyard i can leave the item i love this place and my clientele is here i know is going to take a while while they're the ones that stay here it's gonna take a wife for them to have the money and the attitude to get their hair done but i do various pacific work and i wanted to influence the puerto rican hairstylist that's because specializes in styling curly natural hair something that puerto rican women often go to great lengths and expense to straighten with chemicals and blow dryers eight months after the hurricane it appears that hurricane maria and the subsequent power and water outages created a new market for laura skills early on saturday morning business laura owned salon new isa is booming and hurricane maria in.

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"Patterson has been accused of dismissing women who came to him with allegations of domestic violence and abuse npr's tom gjelten has more page patterson is not been accused of sexual misconduct himself the issue is how he responded when women related what they had experienced in one case patterson told one woman who said her husband beat her that she should simply pray for him he also acknowledged saying that a young man making comments about a teenage girl's body was being biblical because the bible says women are beautiful once those comments became public more than three thousand southern baptist women signed a petition calling for his ouster patterson has been revered in the southern baptist world the seminary's board of trustees will continue his salary and give him a place to live as the seminary's theologian in residence tom delton npr news on wall street the dow jones industrial average is down one hundred twenty eight points at twenty four thousand seven hundred five the nasdaq is down twenty two you're listening to npr officials in hawaii county have plugged production wells at a geothermal plant that's near kilowatt volcano they're threatened by spreading lava the lava is coming from fishers that have broken open in the landscape there are about two dozen fishers residents have been worried because instability in the wells could trigger a larger evacuation on the big island massachusetts will take a major step and create what could be the country's largest offshore wind farm as sarah tan of member station w c i reports the state will make a decision later today on which company it will select to lead the project three energy companies are vying for the opportunity to construct a wind farm thirty miles south of cape cod the farm could generate enough power for four hundred thousand homes bill white director of the massachusetts clean energy center having the opportunity to basically create our own massachusetts made energy here right off our coast with our own natural resource.

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"tom gjelten" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on NPR News Now

"In brussels the chinese government is disputing media reports and saying that it is not offering to slash its trade surplus with the us by two hundred billion dollars we have more on this from npr's rob schmitz various news arlit citing anonymous sources reported thursday that china offered to meet president trump's demand of the trade surplus cut which included increased purchases of american goods but chinese foreign ministry spokesman lucon in a daily news briefing in beijing said these claims were not true lou called the claims rumors adding that consultations between trade delegations from both the us and china were ongoing and our constructive without going into further detail trump has long criticized china's growing trade surplus with the us which stood at three hundred seventy five billion dollars last year it's spurred into proposed import tariffs on a number of chinese goods triggering fears of a global trade war rob schmitz npr news shanghai the dow is up twenty five points this is npr knees the top catholic bishops in chile are offering to resign in the aftermath of a sexual abuse scandal in that country npr's tom gjelten says the offer from the thirty four bishops comes after they met this week with pope francis at the vatican the scandal in chile erupted around allegations that a priest they're abused minors and that his crimes were covered up by a bishop juan barrios after initially defending bishop bottles pope francis sent an investigator to interview the victims once convinced of the seriousness of the scandal the pope apologized to the victims and summoned the chilean bishops to rome to meet with him the meetings lasted four days in a statement that chilean bishops say they have now put their positions in the hands of the holy father and will leave it to him to decide freely for each of us the scandal has rocked the chilean church and the bishops resignations unprecedented in recent history would strip the church of its leadership tom gjelten.

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"tom gjelten" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"tom gjelten" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Pace of rising interest rates this is npr pope francis has set out to repair his badly damaged relations with catholics in chile in a dramatic letter francis says he made grave errors by initially dismissing a sexual abuse scandal involving a well known priest in the country as npr's tom gjelten tells us the pope has promised to meet with some of the abuse victims not in the five years since becoming pope has francis's reputation ben so damaged as it was with his handling of this sex abuse scandal in chile the pope downplayed allegations of abuse against the catholic cleric there and he essentially ignored charges that a bishop and chile one borrows had covered up for the predator priest after a trip to chile early this year francis even accused some victims of slandering the bishop but after reviewing a report on the case francis now says he made grave errors of judgment based on inaccurate information chilean catholics are welcoming the pope's letter but they are now insisting that he removed bishop boroughs and other priests who were complicit in covering up the sex abuse tom gjelten npr news oil prices have hit a three year high after president trump tweeted the us will launch missiles at targets in syria benchmark us crude climbed two percent more than sixty six dollars a barrel in new york the prospect of escalating conflict in the middle east is causing fears about tighter oil supplies driving prices to their highest level since december twenty fourteen asian shares fell today japan's benchmark nikkei and hong kong's hang sang both finished lower i'm dwayne brown npr news support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include log me in makers of goto meeting a collaborative meeting platform with over eighteen million monthly users designed to connects people from anywhere in the world on any device learn more at gotomeeting dot com.

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