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"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:06 min | 3 months ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"But also reassured advertisers he won't allow just anything. So what does he do now? It's morning edition from NPR news. Brazil's presidential election pits the wealthy against the poor and the world against the urban. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Steve inskeep in this hour, how the global city country divide looks in South America's most populous country. Also, how does an item called a switch make handguns much more deadly? And the World Series begins tonight between the Phillies and Astros. It's Friday October 28th, the birthday of the Statue of Liberty. President Grover Cleveland dedicated the statue at a ceremony in New York harbor in 1886. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Billionaire Elon Musk now owns Twitter, must completed his $44 billion purchase ahead of today's Quartet line. NPR's Dave miss stitch says Musk has already fired some of the social media companies, top executives. Must swiftly fired four top executives at Twitter, including its CEO, its finance chief, its general counsel, and the head of legal policy and trust. Must release a statement outlining his reasons for purchasing the company, saying that it is important for the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner. He went on to say that Twitter can not become a quote free for all hellscape. Musk has called himself a free speech absolutist, promising to loosen rules around content, moderation, and pledging to reverse Twitter's ban on former president Donald Trump. Dave missed it, NPR news, former president Barack Obama will be spending much of the next week campaigning for democratic candidates in the congressional midterm elections. Later today, Obama will be in Georgia, where democratic senator Raphael Warnock is being challenged by Republican Herschel Walker. The former president will be in Michigan and Wisconsin tomorrow and then head to Nevada and Pennsylvania next week. A federal grand jury in Massachusetts has indicted a former employee of northeastern university in Boston. He's accused of staging a fake explosion that prompted a large police response and the evacuation of campus buildings. Here's NPR's tovia Smith. 45 year old Jason worked at northeastern university's immersive media lab where he said the explosion left him injured. Police, however, found no signs of explosives, debris or damage to the note that duhem said was inside the package. Prosecutors say to him wrote the note himself, threatening to send explosives if the lab didn't stop working on virtual reality projects that were supposedly happening there. Has denied lying about the incident according to authorities. He's facing up to 15 years for three counts of lying to federal agents and making false statements about explosives. Tovia Smith and pure news Boston. In South Florida, residents of a 14 story condominium building in Miami Beach were ordered to evacuate yesterday after the building was determined to be structurally unsafe. The building is on the same street where the 12 story champlain towers condo building partially collapsed last year, nearly 100 people were killed then. The port Royale building was undergoing a 50 year recertification when engineers deemed it to be unsafe. The building has 164 units. Game one of the World Series is tonight in Houston, where the Astros will be hosting the Philadelphia Phillies, Houston swept the Yankees to win the American League pennant the Phillies beat San Diego to win the national league pennant. This is NPR news. North Korea has test fired two more short range ballistic missiles amid ongoing U.S. and South Korean military exercises, NPR's Anthony Kuhn is in Seoul. South Korea's joint chiefs of staff said the missiles were launched from coastal Kong one province and flew eastward into the sea. The launch comes as South Korea's wrapping up 12 days of large scale field exercises aimed at countering North Korean threats. Next week, the U.S. and South Korea are due to kick off major joint air force drills involving around 240 warplanes. The U.S. and South Korea continue to monitor for a widely expected 7th North Korean nuclear test. International Atomic Energy Agency director Rafael grossi said such a test would confirm that the north's nuclear programs are moving full steam ahead. He said he hoped it wouldn't happen, but all indications suggested will. Anthony Kuhn in PR news soul. Officials in Shanghai are ordering more than a million residents of China's largest city to be tested for the coronavirus, people living in the city's downtown district are being confined to their homes until the results are known. Over the summer, Shanghai's 25 million residents were placed under a two month lockdown because of COVID, China has a zero COVID policy. The UN's health agency says the number of people infected with tuberculosis worldwide went up last year. The World Health Organization says more than 10 million people were sickened with TB in 2021. That's an increase of four and a half percent. Now futures are down 96 points this morning. I'm Dave Mattingly, in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the corporation for public broadcasting. A private corporation funded by the American people, and jarl and Pamela moan, thanking the people who make public radio great every day and also those who listen. It's WNYC and live streaming at WNYC dot org. Mostly sunny skies for today with a high of around 57, Saturday's looking good, sunny with a high of 60 for Sunday partly

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"tovia smith" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

07:33 min | 4 months ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"And piers Melissa bloch has this remembrance. So many of the voices you hear on NPR will tell you that Ken shaped them into the reporters they are today by mentoring, cajoling, and sometimes critiquing with blunt painful truths when a story was weak or a description that cliche and PR correspondent tovia Smith remembers one of her first edits with Ken decades ago. And he said he wanted my story to sing or something like that. And when I gave him what I wrote, he just went silent for a second. And then he blurts out at me. I was asking for a symphony. This is like elevator music. That stung. But Tobias says it didn't take long to discover Ken's big hearted side. Just below that prickly exterior he really was a total mush ball. Another NPR correspondent, Eric westervelt also got his start with Ken as his editor. He would completely cut through the BS and I'd hear him in my head years later if I was overseas on deadline covering a war or conflict, here's barkis in my head asking, so what question? Is this new and why would some listener in Miami or Des Moines want to hear this? Ken took immense pride in his Ohio roots and he championed coverage of his region, the Midwest. After years working at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., he persuaded NPR to move his job instead to his native beloved Cleveland. That's where he and his wife Ellen raised their daughters Julia and Kate. Here's Ken and Pierre's talk of the nation in 2002, countering some stale misconceptions about the Midwest. The cuyahoga river, which caught on fire as you all know in the 60s or 70s, the river that burns was the big joke for Cleveland, is a river that I now take my children out on kayaking and we see eagles every time we go out. It's just different than the perception different than the stereotype. And different than that old New Yorker cartoon of a flyover Midwest area. Ken really understood that not everything is as it appears in Washington. Miriam's Lesnar is news director at wvxu in Cincinnati. He felt it was really important to hear stories of people who are living their lives not on the coast, not in the biggest of cities. But just people living across the country, it was thanks to Ken's inspiration that NPR now has 5 regional bureau chiefs based all around the country, among them are northeast bureau chief, Andrea de Leon. Most especially, I think he loved stories that were very human, and that took us to places that we might not otherwise go. It wouldn't have to be exotic war zones. They could be much quieter places, but just sort of expanding how we see our country and our fellow Americans and our fellow humans. Outside of work can love to kayak and hike and bike. He raised chickens and adopted rescue dogs. His Cleveland yard was and is a glorious profusion of bloom. Oh my gosh, he has the most amazing garden. Annie Wu, with idea stream public media in Cleveland, lives nearby. There is a water feature of a bicycle where the water makes the tire spin. There's a tire swing off of a giant tree in his front yard and he has always invited children around the neighborhood to swing on that. Which tells you something about Ken, he delighted in sharing both what he knew. He was a great source of gossip, and what he had, random gifts, like the perfect tomato knife, he once sent to Andrea de Leon, or the purple hyacinth BN seeds that Marianne's a Lesnar found in her mail one day. This summer, in an email announcing his upcoming retirement, Kent said he wanted to be known as the king of moment of joy pieces. We are all so grateful. Melissa bloch, and PR news. Nebraska Republican senator Ben sasse would like to be the next president of the university of Florida. The school's search committee would like the same, but there are students at the university of Florida who do not want that. About 300 students protested outside a campus event where SaaS to questions on Monday. Student organizations have criticized his conservative political positions, particularly his stance against gay marriage. Seminar was at the protest yesterday. She's editor in chief of the university of Florida's independent newspaper the alligator. Makai, welcome to the show. Hi, thanks for having me. We're glad to have you. Describe for us what you saw yesterday. Yeah, so the student forum was pretty much packed. Maybe a few seats left open. And about 20 to 25 minutes before the student form was supposed to end. And we start to hear chanting from outside the door. People start banging on the walls outside of the forum store. Stomping in unison because the protest that was originally outside Emerson hall had moved inside the building and about 300 protesters had now moved right outside the doors, but they were remaining shut. And did that forum actually end early due to the protesters. I think I might have read something about this. Yes, so the forum did end about 15 minutes early. And Lauren lemas, who's the student body president, who was moderating. They both left. And at that point, the doors were opened and about 300 protesters surged in and kind of took control of the room and were chanting. We mentioned gay marriage. What are the main things student protesters are upset about? Yes, so gay marriage, I would say, is probably the main point that I've heard from speaking with protesters that day. And in the days before, specifically, senator sass has said in the past, after Oprah fell by Hodges, which is the Supreme Court case that federally protects the right to same sex marriage. He called that a disappointment. So that statement has kind of resonated with a lot of people as being concerning to them. I think a main point also is just his status as a senator, a lot of people are unhappy that he's a politician based on social media and based on some concerns that I've heard from some sources. It's very likely that a decent amount of the student body is upset with this. It's unlikely that the entire student body is uniform and it's thinking, have you heard from any students who are happy about sass being picked as a potential president? Yes, so we have spoken to some conservative groups on campus who are content with senator sasses, soul finalist status. We spoke with the UF college Republicans who put out a statement and said that they are largely happy with senator sass being the sole finalist and they've pointed to his academic background. He has served as a president at a small university in Nebraska. What has senator sass himself said about the protest? So senator sass did address the protest in the moment kind of ingest he took it with in stride. He made a joke about how they were chanting and rhythm, but he did say at the forum when the protesters were outside the door. Although he does not agree with the protesters, he agrees with their constitutional right to be able to protest. Other than that, we haven't personally seen any statements from senator sas about the protest. That's makaya seminar

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"tovia smith" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:02 min | 9 months ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Not an age group that we've talked a lot about in the broader coverage Last year COVID was the number one cause of death for that age group And what's it like to be the son of the architect of a failed war will speak with Craig McNamara son of Vietnam era defense secretary Robert McNamara Doing my memoir you can hear the emotion my throat is a journey backwards that takes us forward The news is first Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi sang President Biden says the United States is fighting on two fronts inflation at home and Russia's invasion of Ukraine Both amplifying rising food prices and food shortages around the world At a family farm outside Chicago today President Biden called on the nation's agriculture workforce to help fill the food supply shortage stemming from the conflict in Eastern Europe Ukraine says they have 20 million tons of grain in their silos right now 20 million tons and guess what Those tons don't get to market an awful lot of people in Africa are going to starve to death because they are the sole sole supplier of a number of African countries Against the backdrop of historically high inflation in this country defense secretary Lloyd Austin face a congressional panel today to talk about The Pentagon's budget and PR's quill Lawrence reports Austin said USA to Ukraine helps defend the Eastern European country without drawing NATO into a larger war In a budget hearing secretary Austin defended the type and amount of aid being sent to Ukraine And working with our allies we're talking to the Ukrainians routinely and we're trying to provide them exactly what they think they need Austin said the U.S. is trying to do that without provoking escalation by the Russian side Lawmakers also brought up inflation here at home as it relates to the nation's military men and women The Pentagon chief said the rising cost of housing is a concern The strain caused by rising rent costs are really kind of creating some adverse effects for our lower ranking enlisted and we remain sighted on this Austin asked that Congress passed the proposed 2023 budget to improve military housing Quill Lawrence NPR news The annual rate of inflation has fallen for the first time in 8 months in the U.S. and new government data showing an 8.3% year over year increase in April's consumer prices down slightly from 8 and a half percent in March but the day to today reality is that hundreds of millions of people across the U.S. are still faced with spending more of their money to get the same amount of gas food and other basics Many small businesses are struggling and appear as tovia Smith reports small restaurants are especially hard hit Restaurants are facing a 17% spike in food costs along with hikes in rent and a record spike in labor costs lower priced places tend to have smaller profit margins and can absorb the increases but also their customers are more price sensitive so they can't pass them on either Boston pizzeria owner Joseph Charles says when he tried customers stopped ordering At the.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:31 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Live from NPR news I'm Dale willman The Kremlin is blocking access to Facebook for Russian citizens the state communications watchdog says it's taking action because Facebook is restricting some Russian media and state information sources from the platform Russian troops meanwhile attacked and seized the nuclear power plant in Ukraine overnight NPR's Jeff brumfield has more Footage verified by NPR showed what appeared to be light armored vehicles engaging combat troops were firing flares and trace arounds And one of the plants buildings caught fire Now this fire was at a training center near the plant's main gate not an essential building and it appears to be out now Russian troops controlled the entrance and some administrative buildings but it still remains under operation by Ukrainians The International Atomic Energy Agency says no radioactive material was released during the Russian attack The U.S. Supreme Court is upheld the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber joker's Sonia as NPR's tovia Smith reports the 6 to three ruling reverses a lower court decision that mistakes were made during the trial Tsarnaev's attorneys argued the trial court made two mistakes jurors were not screened well enough so signs of bias and social media were missed and the defense claims the court unfairly excluded evidence that might have persuaded jurors that Tsarnaev acted out of fear of his older brother who had a history of violence But the high court dismissed those claims noting that while Tsarnaev committed quote heinous crimes he's entitled to a fair trial and quote he got one Three spectators were killed by the two bombs the brothers planted near the finish line of the 2013 marathon and hundreds were wounded the police officer was also killed by the brothers after Tsarnaev is on death row in a supermax prison in Colorado Tobias Smith and pure news Boston Stocks were down across the board today on Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day down 179 points You're listening to NPR news From WAB news in Atlanta good afternoon I'm Jim burris It's four 32 The Georgia House has approved a bill to prohibit so called divisive concepts related to race from being discussed in classrooms Representative be win is an Atlanta Democrat She says this and other Republican backed bills this session are degrading democratic norms While these bills may sustain power they may sustain control in the short term we.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Have a place at mad called the 24 hour victim helpline at 8 7 7 mad help for visit mad dot org Your forecast calls for partly cloudy skies overnight with lows in the mid 40s For Thursday pretty nice mostly sunny skies and a high of 70 74 by Friday Right now in the city clear sky 61° at 5 50 From NPR news this is all things considered I Mary Louise Kelly And I'm Ari Shapiro Massachusetts governor Charlie baker says he will not run for a third term next year a moderate Republican leading a left leaning state baker remains one of the nation's most popular governors but he was facing a tough primary challenge from a conservative endorsed by former president Donald Trump NPR's tovia Smith has more Massachusetts Republican Party has shifted to the right in the 7 years since baker was elected and recent polls show the social progressive and fiscal conservative now more popular with Democrats and independence than he is among fellow Republicans Explaining his decision baker noted the political grudge matches political campaigns can devolve into and he said that running for reelection would be a distraction from important work to help the economic recovery and keep schools open for example as the pandemic persists I had a bunch of people saying to me while the reason you should run for third term is because pandemic I actually think just the opposite We believe the pandemic means we really ought to just focus on the work and get it done Baker's lieutenant governor Karen polito also decided not to run They're the latest in a string of moderate Republicans nationwide opting not to run again or to get pushed out But baker dismissed suggestions that he was shaken after his would be primary challenger was endorsed by former president Trump No Not at all Nope Not at all There was talk of baker running as an independent and poll suggest he might have been successful but the lifelong Republican has dismissed the idea of quitting his party Indeed Republican consultant rob gray who has worked for baker in previous campaigns says working across the aisle will go down as one of baker's greatest accomplishments He succeeded as a moderate governing from the middle really between the 45 yard lines at all times And that wasn't popular with some Republicans but not enough to stop him from winning reelection Baker's decision now leaves the governor's race wide open to more moderate Republican challengers and to Democrats several are already running and democratic strategist Marianne marshes among many expecting a run by the state's popular attorney general a sharp critic of former president Trump that more Healy gets into the governor's race She's not only the FrontRunner in the democratic primary She becomes the FrontRunner to be the next governor of Massachusetts As for baker's future the 65 year old has long insisted he is not done working but he was categorical when asked if he was ruling out a run for president Yeah Yeah Baker also shied away from any questions about his legacy He'll talk about that he says when he's done Tovia Smith and PR news Like most performing arts organizations the Alvin ailey American dance theater stopped giving in person concerts in March 2020 Instead they began to create online content Now two of the pieces conceived for streaming are being put on stage for a live audience hooray It's a company returns to New York City center tonight Jeff Linden has the story Robert battle Alvin Ali's artistic director for the past ten years says the dancers were out on the road when everything shut down They actually had just flown to Dallas And we brought them home Not only did the tour halt but the ailey school and all other activities ceased Battle says some of the younger members of the company decided to film themselves at home performing excerpts from Alvin ailey's masterpiece revelations and splice together a video And I think it's hooked to the time because.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To produce success with an incumbent We failed Now that's not all white people Black leaders are already talking about taking lessons from the successful campaign of incoming mayor whoo to improve their own political organizing and to increase black turnout in future races Some are also calling for a more coordinated strategy to coalesce behind a single black candidate to avoid splitting the vote as happened this year But others bristle at the idea of expecting a black candidate to drop out of a race because there are too many of them Civil rights activist Amari Paris Jeffreys is one who also feels grief that a black candidate didn't make the cut this year but while important symbolically and psychically he says a candidate's race should not be a determinant factor In this antiracist discourse I don't think we're going to find identical twins of our experience in order for them to even be able to empathize with me It is just not possible And so I think we have to start creating a larger tent and find common ground together It's a theme incoming mayor Wu has struck throughout her campaign and also well attending Janie's farewell address I have heard and want to continue acknowledging the disappointment of many in our community who wish to see represented from the black community and we will continue working to meet this moment to take on systemic racism and the barriers that have been perpetuated for far too long in Boston voters will be watching as will congresswoman ayanna Pressley who endorsed Wu in the final She earned by endorsement but she earned it because she is prepared to be honest about the disparate outcomes across every issue And I expect that the black community will hold her accountable for her part acting mayor Kim janey insists her short but historic term did push Boston forward as she approached every issue through a lens of racial equity as she put it Still there's a lot more work to do she says when it comes to all of our isms in Boston and around the country Tovia Smith and pyrrhus Boston This is NPR news At 6 19 this is listener supported WNYC later on morning edition A Colorado pharma converts a pastor into a solar farm and is pleasantly surprised when crops beneath the solar panels begin to thrive Peppers tomatoes squashes pumpkins kale.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

08:01 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

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Thanks to boutros-ghali learn of top surgeons in virginia with five locations schedule. Your free lasik consultation at the eye center dot com today. Thanks for listening to the odd couple. Podcasts be sure to check us out. Live every weekday from seven pm. Ten pm eastern four to seven pacific on fox sports radio. Find your local station for the odd couple at fox sports radio dot com or stream. It live every day on the iheartradio app by search and s are party. You're listening to fox sports radio all right. It is the odd couple. That's right. Rob parker sally's you more silk wednesday all like goodness gracious. And you know we're coming to you live from the fox sports radio studio. That's right bill we will do live. And as you know. I was at the all star game here in denver and i'm still in denver for after all the festivities and man what a weekend it was and All star festivities all that stuff going on man. We got a great show for you today. Chris bouchard as often as i said tell us will Jump in with us and he'll help us along for the next three hours and tell us how are you bought man. I'm doing great man. I'm almost a little offended. That i'm here and you're not. I thought it was something to do with me. The cologne i wear or i don't know man. You know just my presence. I wasn't sure man. But i'm glad you're safe in denver. You know you're my guy telling come on and you know it would have been great to be in studio with you. No doubt but still here. I'll be heading back to los angeles Tomorrow and that'll be. Chris will be back tomorrow for the show but great to have telly huge for people. Don't tell me You know worked in minnesota. And milwaukee doing Box and brewers and twins right. Everybody who didn't you cover. That is a really good question timber. Wolves did a little wild hockey. Gopher hockey you name it. I was doing it hosted. Tovia smith show back in the day when he was the coach at the university of minnesota. So been around man. We start as you know rattle off autos things you're like man. I think i'm getting a little old here just a little bit but that just means you know you got experience. You got talent but yes. It is a worship wednesday day. Chris favorite day here on the odd couple but i tell he woke. Welcome in the odd couple crew. 'cause we wouldn't be able to do this fine. Radio program without him. Of course rob. G is our producer. Rob's getting airtime now every time. I'm off the air. You know rob jesusa jumping n. g. where are you. Where are you you know. He's big time now has got All the People chiming in on. You know at rob when i got here like i text. Let him know i was here. He had people to come out and get mad. I did yeah. He couldn't even come out and get me himself bad. So you know rod look like he's on another level these days. Yeah what's going on. I thought you didn't want to be on the air side. You gets a drug to you now. How do you need straight to the veins. Rob parker didn't listen to the show. Because you were doing the all star game festivities. I gave you a good omar top designed for basketball america. I think right i can. I hear you get it later. We'll get it later later on. I need to hear a little piece of that. But of course. Rob g is our producer. Alex is our engineer. And i hate to say that. I didn't hear the update so i don't know who we have and brian. Finley is at the update desk. You'll keep us updated throughout the rest of the show but tell you know that you play baseball. Pitcher right left handed pitcher right hand right handed pitcher Till till he knows baseball and he did the bruins twin. So you're the perfect day to perfect guy to be on the day after the all star and before we get into the take away from the all star game. Just just give me some feeling. Did it come across on television. Like to crowd the atmosphere the buzz. Because i'm gonna tell you being at the ballpark first of all. 'cause course field is as beautiful and it was a show and people were jacked. I don't know if it's because we haven't been able to get into the big crowds and this is you know we're getting a past The pandemic and people feel good being together. But what did it sound like on television. I it looked really good. It actually made the game more exciting one of the more exciting all star games in recent years. If you ask me. I think that a lot of times it get boring and you know managers. Just start throwing guys out there. Just because they need to get them on the field. But i mean it was a well played game last night. That featured a lotta stars future stars and what the game is gonna look like for years to come and The atmosphere look very festive on television. As well i think that you know The colorado rockies organization and and coors field they did a spectacular job putting on the home run derby and all star game and You know on you know on the down low. That's a. that's a really nice stadium and is not new. It's that's a fairly old stadium. I actually covered the first game ever at chorus field. The mets opened up. That place and i was writing for newsday back. Then tell me so. I was there. Yeah no doubt about i. Was there like ninety nine ninety. I thought it was five. No because at mile high were the broncos played when a. I was awarded a an expansion team. Yeah i gotta liberty. But i was at the first game at when they broken that building. Yeah but but i will say this. The thing i think the biggest takeaway for me the international flavor of baseball and telly amine shohei otani. He won the home run. Derby without even winning the event like the american idol runner up right they ended up being the star in the one. Wins it the you forget about. I mean that's world. Tiny is so so we see otani and then you know yesterday in a game. He's pitching.

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Across Political Lines, Opinions On Vaccine Passports Are Divided

NPR's Business Story of the Day

01:44 min | 1 year ago

Across Political Lines, Opinions On Vaccine Passports Are Divided

"Dot com slash smb. Now let's ask a little something to the debate over vaccine passports people keep asking. Should we have them. Should we not the reality. Is that in many places we already do. Here's npr's tovia smith too many. It's a no brainer. Just like passengers are screened before boarding planes for the safety of everyone so too. Should everyone entering a crowded space be checked to ensure their low risk for spreading. Covid if we're going to end this nightmare what we need is information. And if people are making unsafe choices the rest of us to know. Peter wilson musician from phoenix seized vaccine passports as ticket back to normal life. You know you have to vaccinate children to go to school for other things. Were just extending that to adults to keep everybody safe. This is your ticket to freedom san at the union pharmacy just outside boston. A pharmacist intern. Hands a proof of vaccination card to linda samantha Thank you so much. It's a low tech version of the digital vaccine passport that could become ubiquitous new york state's. Excelsior pass already allows residents to flash code from their phones to earn their way into anything from a broadway show or a gym to a private wedding. Samantha says she would be more apt to go places that are making sure everyone's vaccinated. I know it's awkward. But they're not asking for their life story just trying to keep people safe and trying to also keep their business so think. It's a win win indeed. Many businesses are already

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Boston - Charges dropped against Patriots owner Kraft

NPR News Now

00:50 sec | 2 years ago

Boston - Charges dropped against Patriots owner Kraft

"A win for Patriots owner Robert Kraft in his fight against the solicitation charges. In Florida NPR's Tovia Smith reports prosecutors have dropped the charges saying they couldn't proceed since courts a blocked the use of video allegedly showing craft paying for sex in a massage parlor. Robert Kraft was one of dozens arrested last year on misdemeanor charges in a sting aimed at an alleged human trafficking ring. Last month and appeals court ruled that the video taken by hidden cameras was extreme surveillance and couldn't be used in court Florida's attorney general declined to appeal to the State Supreme Court fearing. A decision that might limit future law enforcement efforts without the videos prosecutors say they couldn't prove their case against the Patriots. Owner craft is asking the recordings be destroyed so they cannot be leaked. He's still faces sanctions from the NFL Tovia Smith NPR News,

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Will schools open this fall, and what could happen if they don't

Morning Edition

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Will schools open this fall, and what could happen if they don't

"Inskeep many parents Chater while wondering if schools will open this fall is it safer schools open and what on earth to do if they don't even before that moment of decision parents face choices about summer camp and peers tovia Smith reports of some overnight camps contend they may be able to operate safely this summer it's hard in any context but as many see yet the idea of social distancing at sleepaway camp is preposterous posted by blogger came to court

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Jackie Robinson, Jim Crow and Montgomery Alabama discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:25 min | 5 years ago

Jackie Robinson, Jim Crow and Montgomery Alabama discussed on Fresh Air

"They have no illusions about what's really going on here those who attacked the epa and attacked me are doing so because they want to attack and derail the president's agenda and undermined this administration's priorities there are several ongoing investigations into pruitt including one by the white house nathan route npr news the federal judge in manhattan is ordering a court appointed independent official or a special master to be the first to review the documents that were season the fbi's rate on the home and office of president trump's personal attorney michael cohen the special master former federal judge barbara jones will decide which documents may be shielded by attorney client privilege before prosecutors gain access with the unanimous vote by city officials the boston red sox have won their bid to change the name of yawkey way outside fenway park npr's tovia smith says team owners changing the name of the street to distance themselves from history mar by racial discrimination under former owner tom yawkey some called it boston's confederate statue the red sox say honoring yawkey right at fenway front door makes it harder to live down the previous owners sorted legacy not discrimination and the distinction of being the last team in the majors to integrate twelve years after jackie robinson broke the color barrier the sock say the changes needed to move on in a new era of inclusion opponents had argued that yawkey had redeemed himself has his attitudes changed later in life and through the vast philanthropy of his foundations that benefit countless minorities the ocoee foundation called it a sad day saying the city's quote drastic step would give lasting credence to a false narrative and unfairly tarnished jockey's name tovia smith npr news boston this is npr a campaign to ensure america especially the deep south reckons with its history of slavery lynchings of generations of blacks marks a milestone today in montgomery alabama organizers are opening a site that includes hundreds of monuments to the thousands of victims of racial chair carried out by whites the combined museum and memorial is described as the first in the nation documenting the us history from slavery to jim crow to issues of racial inequality today educators in arizona and colorado or walking off the job today and tomorrow protesting low pay an inadequate school funding npr's new national poll conducted with absence shows strong.

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The Nerve Agent Too Deadly to Use, Until Someone Did

NPR News Now

04:40 min | 5 years ago

The Nerve Agent Too Deadly to Use, Until Someone Did

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm korva Coleman. The special election in Pennsylvania's eighteenth congressional district is too close to call democrat. Connor lamb is leading his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone by fewer than seven hundred votes. The district went for President Trump by about twenty points in the last election. Democrat lamb says his campaign was based on common ground among constituents. We fought to find common ground and we found it almost everywhere. Democrats Republicans independents each of us Americans, but Republican, Rick cone is not conceding the election. You know, I never give up. You know, my first race went into the night and we won that. My second race was the same way. I mean, we're, we're kind of used to this hour, right? So. That's it. We're not. We're not. We're not giving up about a thousand absentee ballots have yet to be counted. Schools remained closed for the second straight day in many areas of New England as the region continues to dig out from a powerful nor'easter as NPR's tovia Smith reports the winter storm is also foiling plans for a student walkout in support of gun control ever since the mass shooting at a Florida high school student leader, Michael MArtinez has been organizing Massachusetts students to join the national walkout planned for today. I'm celebrating a snow day this around. I'm really, really sad. Students will lobby lawmakers as they'd planned to do after the walkout. But MArtinez says it won't be the same. Just the concept of walking out of school and and being a little bit civically disobedient. It's a great way to get attention on the issue. And so now we're not gonna have that, but MArtinez points out the organizing will not be for not as. Are already underway for several other events. Soon. Tovia Smith NPR news, Boston organizers say that nearly three thousand walkouts are planned for students across the country today. The theoretical, physicists and cosmologists Stephen hawking has died at his home in England. He was seventy six as Larry Miller reports hawking became one of the world's greatest scientists while dealing with a debilitating disease. When Stephen hawking contracted a LS or Lou Gehrig's disease in nineteen sixty three. He was given two years to live, but he went on to excel at Cambridge University and become the director of research at its center for theoretical cosmology. He tried to understand the mysteries of time and space. Black holes in relatively hawking, wrote a number of books including a brief history of time. He refused to give into his increasingly debilitating condition in two thousand and five, unable to speak. He helped develop a computerized voice synthesizer controlled by moving his cheek. Was surround before the big bang. His children's spoke of his inspiring courage, persistence, brilliance, and humor for NPR news. I'm Larry Miller in London. It's NPR. Federal prosecutors have charged three, Illinois men with bombing, a suburban Minneapolis mosque last summer as Matt Sepik of Minnesota public radio reports. No one was hurt in the explosion, but the building was damaged authorities, say forty, seven year old. Michael hurry twenty two year old. Joe Morris men twenty nine year old, Michael MC water traveled more than five hundred miles from east central, Illinois, Bloomington, Minnesota, and tossed a pipe bomb through a window of the Daro Faruk Islam center. MacQuarie allegedly said he wanted to scare Muslims out of the country. The FBI's Robert bone says, the case has been the top priority of the Minneapolis field office. We and our law enforcement partners, no longer believe there's any further threat to the community related to this incident. The men are also charged in the attempted bombing of a clinic in Champaign, Illinois that performs abortions for NPR news. I met setback in Minneapolis Britain's deadline to Russia has passed. Russia has not given Britain and explanation about. How a Soviet era nerve agent was used in the poisoning of an ex, Russian spy, and his daughter. Russia has previously denied involvement and Russian officials say they won't respond to Britain's ultimatum until they get a sample of the military grade poison. British Prime Minister Theresa may is expected to discuss Britain's response to the nerve agent use in the city of cells, berry police in Papua New Guinea have increased the death toll from last month's powerful earthquake to one hundred twenty five people about thirty five thousand people have been forced out of their homes, the magnitude seven point five quake struck the region February twenty six. This is NPR news.

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After 5 Years As Pope, Francis' Charismatic Image Has Taken Some Hits

02:19 min | 5 years ago

After 5 Years As Pope, Francis' Charismatic Image Has Taken Some Hits

"To federal authorities for background checks on would be gun buyers sessions is also directing the fbi to identified local governments that are not complying with the reporting requirements for the third time in less than two weeks a major storm is hitting new england as npr's tovia smith reports forecasters say some parts of the region could get as much as two feet of snow it's not unheard of to get three nor'easters so close together the national weather service says just unfortunate as meteorologist lenore korea put it she says this storm may be the most intense of the three the first one was more about wins the second one was more heavy wet snow impact wise and this one is going to be a little bit of both or a lot of bit of both widespread power outages are likely again but coastal flooding is not expected to be as bad schools and government offices around the state are already closed tuesday as officials are warning of near impossible conditions on the roads till via smith npr news boston you're listening to npr news the white house is expressing outrage over the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in england spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders calls the use of a highly lethal nerve agent on a british citizen inside the uk reckless and irresponsible british prime minister theresa may says it is highly unlikely that it is highly likely however that russia was behind the attack sixtysixyearold sergei score paul and his thirty three year old daughter yulia and then hospitalized in critical condition since they were found unconscious in salisbury england nearly ten days ago it has been five years since pope francis became leader of the catholic church the pope has enchanted believers and nonbelievers alike but npr sylvia full jolie reports that he's also starting to take some hits from critics a champion of the poor disenfranchised and migrants francis has scolded the west for it's greed that is spoiling the earth environment but recently the charismatic reformer has become the target of criticism on several fronts the most controversial is his handling of clerical sex abuse prompting many catholics to accuse the latin american pope of failing to grasp how devastating the scandals have been in some parts of the.

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Some facts about Pope Francis at the 5-year mark

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04:59 min | 5 years ago

Some facts about Pope Francis at the 5-year mark

"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI. What is your? But that's the question REI co. Op is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips REI can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President Trump is praising the house intelligence committee's findings on Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election NPR's Ryan Lucas says a draft report by Republicans on the panel concludes, there is no evidence at the Trump campaign. Colluded with Moscow committee. Republicans are wrapping up the panels, Russia investigation after a year on the job, the panel interviewed around seventy people and reviewed hundreds of thousands of pages of documents in its work in GOP draft report Republicans say they found no sign of collusion. They agree that Russia interfered in the election, but Republicans say, Moscow did not intend to help Trump win that conclusion. Contradicts the assessment of US intelligence agencies. The Republican leading the committee's pro. Michael Conway says, Trump associates held inappropriate meetings in displayed bad judgment, but did nothing wrong beyond that. The top democrat on the panel. Adam Schiff criticized Republicans for shutting down the investigation and. Accused the GOP of being more interested in protecting the president than protecting the country. Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington, a White House plan to combat school. Shootings includes a federal commission to study the issue. NPR's Dominica Montinaro says it does not include raising the age limit for some weapons purchases which Trump and a large percentage of Republicans supported just last month when it comes to raising the gun age from eighteen to twenty one. The president has suddenly backed off of that. He tweeted that there's not much political support for that. I would counter frankly, that in our NPR Ipsos poll that we just did on guns eighty two percent of people said that they were in favor of raising the gun purchase age from eighteen to twenty one. And that included seventy two percent of Republicans NPR's Domenico Montinaro you as attorney general Jeff Sessions is telling state and local officials to ensure they're providing key criminal and mental health information to federal authorities for background checks on would be gun buyers sessions is also. Wrecking the FBI to identified local governments that are not complying with the reporting requirements for the third time in less than two weeks. A major storm is hitting New England as NPR's tovia Smith reports forecasters say some parts of the region could get as much as two feet of snow. It's not unheard of to get three nor'easters. So close together. The national weather service says, just unfortunate as meteorologist. Lenore Korea, put it. She says this storm may be the most intense of the three. The first one was more about wind. The second one was more heavy, wet snow impact wise. And this one is going to be a little bit of both or a lot of bit of both widespread Power outages are likely again, but coastal flooding is not expected to be as bad schools and government offices around the state are already closed. Tuesday as officials are warning of near impossible conditions on the roads to via Smith NPR news, Boston. You're listening to NPR news. The White House is expressing outrage over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee. Sanders calls the use of a highly lethal nerve agent on a British citizen inside the UK reckless and irresponsible. British Prime Minister Theresa may says it, it's highly unlikely that it is highly likely, however, that Russia was behind the attack Sixty-six-year-old Sergei scrapple and his thirty three year old daughter Yulia and been hospitalized in critical condition since they were found unconscious in Salisbury England nearly ten days ago. It has been five years since pope Francis became leader of the Catholic church. The pope has enchanted believers and non-believers alike, but NPR Silvio Pohjola reports that he's also starting to take some hits from critics a champion of the poor disenfranchised and migrants. Francis has scolded the west for it's greed that is spoiling the earth environment. But recently, the charismatic. Former has become the target of criticism on several fronts. The most controversial is handling of clerical sex abuse prompting many Catholics to accuse the Latin American pope of failing to grasp how devastating the scandals have been in some parts of the world and how he will be judged. Another issue. He's accused of underestimating as the status of women, no women whole leadership positions in the church and the Vatican women's magazine carried an expose this month showing how nuns are treated like indentured servants by the prelates they serve suppo Jolie NPR news Rome on Asia market shares closed mixed higher in Tokyo. This is NPR news in Washington.

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