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"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:19 min | 8 months ago

"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Is bad news for home buyers and renters Plus what would it take for the United States to join the International Criminal Court to prosecute war crimes and on your Mark Get set The 126th running of the Boston Marathon is underway we'll get the latest from the finish line First the news Lie from NPR news and Washington I'm Lakshmi sang A federal judge in Florida says the federal mask mandate on public transportation and airplanes is unlawful The court has ruled the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority and failed to follow proper procedures in issuing the rule The mask mandate on planes trains and buses with due to expire today but last week the CDC extended the requirement until May 3rd to allow more time to study the omicron subvert behind the surge in new COVID-19 cases and parts of the U.S. especially in the northeast Drug maker Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $99 million settlement with the state of West Virginia over the pharmaceutical giants alleged role in the opioid crisis West Virginia public broadcasting June loeffler has more Johnson & Johnson said it would pay billions of dollars to end lawsuits across the nation But West Virginia did not sign on to that deal Instead the state took on the drug maker alone West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrissey says that's why the state will receive twice as much as it would have from the national settlement That's because of all the work we're doing out of this office to argue that settlement should be based on severity not based on population According to the CDC's national center for health statistics West Virginia has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths of any state For NPR news I'm June loeffler and Charleston West Virginia Another day of violence in Ukraine Russia launching missile strikes that hit the western city of lviv which is crowded with people displaced by the war at least 7 people were killed Here's NPR's Bryan man The Russian missiles slammed into civilian areas of lviv the city had been viewed as a relatively safe haven in this war torn country Valentina gibbons said the missile attack left her uncertain where to.

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"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

03:37 min | 11 months ago

"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Cookoff. A reality show that finally admits it's not real. Listen and subscribe everywhere you get podcasts. Red states aren't waiting for the Supreme Court's road decision to push new abortion bans. By Abigail Abrams. As the Supreme Court weighs the high profile case that could unwind roe V wade and with it the constitutional right to abortion conservative state lawmakers are introducing a wave of new bills, aimed at limiting abortion at the state level. While several states have introduced bill's mimicking Texas controversial 6 week abortion ban, at least three more Florida, Arizona and West Virginia are considering laws that would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, modeled on the Mississippi law at the center of the Supreme Court case. These builds directly violate the so called viability standards set by roe V wade, which states that women have the constitutional right to end pregnancies until the fetus is viable. But proponents are betting that the Supreme Court's decision, which is expected before the end of June, will allow Mississippi's 15 week ban to stand. They are arguing that the 15 week ban is a more reasonable alternative to the extreme Texas style laws that curtail access to abortion after about just 6 weeks. I believe that we have a unique opportunity and the fact that the Supreme Court is considering 15 weeks right now, and this would allow Florida to save as many babies as possible as soon as possible after that decision is made. Florida state representative Aaron Grohl, the lead sponsor of her state's 15 week ban said during a House subcommittee hearing on January 19th. If state lawmakers in Florida, Arizona and West Virginia passed these 15 week abortion bans, they will likely face immediate core challenges. But if the Supreme Court decision allows Mississippi's law to stand, the laws would likely then be enforceable. Abortion rights advocates say the push to pass 15 week abortion bans is a political move to enact significant restrictions while the public is distracted by Texas and the Supreme Court's coming decision. The goal of the anti abortion politicians who are passing these laws is not to ban abortion at 15 weeks, says Julie riechmann litigation director at the center for reproductive rights who argue the Mississippi case before the Supreme Court in December. The goal is to eliminate access to abortion entirely to make it completely illegal, criminal for people to be able to make this decision for themselves. A Supreme Court inspired strategy. Saint lawmakers generally consider multiple bills aimed at curtailing abortion during every legislative session. And while it's been relatively common for legislators to introduce measures banning abortion both early in pregnancy and later in pregnancy such as at 20 weeks, few states had previously focused on 15 weeks as a cutoff point. Before this year, Mississippi and Louisiana were outliers for their laws prohibiting abortion after the point of 15 weeks. Republican lawmakers introducing the 15 week bills this term say they are doing so specifically in light of the pending Supreme Court decision. The idea is that if the justices decide to allow the Mississippi law to stand, then these states 15 week abortion bans would already be in place. In West Virginia, the bill's lead sponsor Republican delegate Ruth Rowan told West Virginia public broadcasting, we need to start somewhere and in saying that Mississippi has done it and we can do it too..

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"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news. I'm shay stevens. President biden says there will be an announcement soon on cove and related. International travel restrictions. German chancellor angela miracle pressed by on the issue during her white house. Visit thursday as npr's timber keith. Reports the ban on non us citizens traveling to the us from europe was put in place. By president trump early in the pandemic along with travel restrictions affecting people from the u k china brazil iran canada and mexico president biden kept the restrictions in place and added india the list but there's growing political pressure to roll them back with respect to europe. Biden said he expects movement soon soon the process of speed how soon we can lift the bandits in process now and i'll be able to answer that question to you within the next several days. What is likely to happen. Intergovernmental working groups have been sorting out the logistics of safely reopening international. Travel tamra keith. Npr news a sharp spike. In couvet cases and hospitalizations has prompted los angeles county to reimpose its mask requirement for indoor public spaces county health officials say most of the cases involved people who did not get vaccinated the first payments under the expanded child tax credit or landing in millions of bank accounts and mailboxes across america. Eligible families are receiving monthly payments of up to three hundred dollars per child. Vice-president kamala harris says that should bring relief to many struggling families. Indeed it is the largest middle class tax cut in generations and will lift up half of our nation's children who were living in poverty out of poverty and in lifting up those children and in lifting the american family. It will lift up our entire nation. President biden says the expanded child tax credit will be the largest one year decrease in child poverty. In the nation's history. Investigators are releasing more details on the assassination of haitian president jovial always and the suspects involved. Npr's juicy jason. Booby has more from puerto sprints. They should national police. Now say they have roughly two dozen people in custody. In connection with the murder of president moi's they include eighteen colombian mercenaries to haitian who claim they are working as translators for the colombians and three haitians one of whom is the former head of security for the presidential palace in addition police. Say they've issued seven arrest warrants and four other individuals are wanted for questioning several of the suspects still at large allegedly met with at least two of the detainees earlier this year in the neighboring dominican republic. The meetings were about ousting. President moe's although it's unclear whether assassination was one of the options on the agenda. Jason bobi an npr news. Port-au-prince us futures are lower in after hours trading. This is npr news. The bootleg fire in southern oregon seven percent contained after scorching over two hundred twenty seven thousand acres fire officials say the week-old blaze is spreading up to four miles a day and is currently the largest wildfire in the nation. The blaze fueled by hot dry winds as destroyed at least twenty one homes and is threatening thousands more residents along the eastern edge of the boot lake fire have been told to evacuate. Meanwhile crews are concerned that the blaze could eventually merged with a smaller. one that's consuming nearly five thousand acres. Us coal production dropped dramatically last year. That's according to new federal data from west virginia public broadcasting. Turt- curtis tape has the story. Coal production in two thousand twenty was down twenty four percent from twenty nineteen according to the us energy information administration. The five hundred thirty five million tons of coal mine. Nationwide was the lowest total in any year since nineteen sixty five west virginia and kentucky experienced some of the biggest drops west virginia saw twenty eight percent decline in coal production while kentucky saw nearly thirty three percent decrease west. Virginia is the nation's number two coal-producing state behind wyoming lower. Us electricity demand and sagging coal exports drove the declines the energy information administration forecasts rebound in both this year as the economy recovers from cova nineteen for npr news. I'm curtis st in charleston on asia pacific market shares are mostly lower down the fraction in tokyo and shanghai again. Us futures are lower in after hours trading. I'm shay stevens. This is npr news..

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"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Back to work on the search and rescue as soon as possible. And we are continuing, of course to assure that we do everything to protect our first responders. One week after the disaster, the bodies of 18 people, including Children have been pulled from the rubble, while 145 are still listed as missing President Biden visit at the site today. And pledged the federal government will help cover the costs associated with the search and rescue. U S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a politically involved group funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers. NPR's Domenico Montanaro tells us the group no longer has to disclose its donors to the state of California. In a 6 to 3 decision along ideological lines, the court said California's donor disclosure laws violate the First Amendment. And those donors right to remain private. The case was brought after the state inadvertently made public the Americans for Prosperity Foundations. Donor list, The court's conservative majority held that there was a deterrent effect on the exercise of the First Amendment right to freely associate due to the government's conduct and requiring disclosure. In dissent. Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the ruling marks disclosure requirements with a bullseye watchdog groups agree and say the decision calls into question what the court will do in the future if a case is brought to challenge the constitutionality of broader federal and state campaign finance laws. Domenico Montanaro NPR NEWS Washington Stocks finished higher on Wall Street. This is NPR. Felony. Prosecutors have tacked on a felony charge for former West Virginia lawmaker Derrick Evans for his involvement in the January insurrection at the U. S Capitol building. From West Virginia Public broadcasting Dave Mystic reports Evans had already faced other charges. In a Thursday court filing, a federal grand jury added one count of obstructing an official proceeding. If convicted, Evans would face prison time. He had already been charged with four misdemeanors, including entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct, violent entry and demonstrating in the capital building in May. Evans pleaded not guilty to those charges. According to the original indictment, prosecutors identified Evans through social media posts in which he livestreamed himself entering the Capitol building alongside hundreds of other pro trump rioters. Following his arrest just days after the riot. Evans resigned.

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"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:54 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Politics. Joining me now is Dave Missed Ege, Senior reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Dave. Welcome to the takeaway. Good to be here. So I just characterized Senator Manchin is a little bit of a honey badger doing what it is. He wants to do being independent. But what does he in fact care about? I'm sure he cares about something. I mean, I think genuinely, he does care about the state of West Virginia. I mean, I I think that if you if you talk to talk to Joe, uh, Senator Manchin, you'll hear oftentimes I'm saying that You know, uh, he, uh, if there's a vote in in in Washington, he has to come back to West Virginia and explain the reasons for voting for it to his constituents. And I think that You hear that? Time and time and time again from him. Um, And while I think you know his voting record upsets a lot of people, including A lot of progressives here. Um, and even some, sometimes, you know, people in the middle here, um, you know, he He really genuinely does believe that he has to has to justify every vote that he that he takes here to the people. I feel it can be tempting, especially for maybe national observers and commentators to describe mansion is really lacking anything in common with Democrats, but that does feel and to see your insincere to me. I want to take a moment and listen to him talking back in March about the minimum wage on this week. President Joe Biden knows how to get a deal done, and the bottom line is there is not one Senator Olive 100. It doesn't want to raise the minimum wage. 7 25 is sinfully low. We must raise it. I agree with President Biden when he says, If you go to work every day, you should be above the poverty guidelines. Well, the poverty guidelines to be above that if you're going to work and working full time should be at $11 base. That should be your base. And then we index it with inflation. To make sure it never gets back in this political conundrum we have right now. It shouldn't be a political football. So there's a senator making a case for raising the minimum wage. But he's also making a case that kind of $15 an hour is untenable. So so is this about like mansion lacking political courage, or is it that everyone else is sort of lacking? Good political sense? Don't know. I mean, I think one way that Joe mentioned can be could be described at least, um, you know, in his own way of thinking is is that he tries to be pragmatic about everything. Um, I think that clip right there. Examples the way that Joe that Senator mansion. I guess it tries to, um Tries to hedge between two different sides and try to tries to find the middle between two different arguments. So I think that you know, that's just one example of many that you'd hear from him. So, Dave. I kind of love that. It's almost hard for you to keep calling him Senator Manchin that you slip into Joe because that suggests to me that he must be sort of. You know, I live near West Virginia, but not in West Virginia. It suggested he might be kind of a friendly guy. A pleasant person to be around is that part of his charm relative to you know the huge margins by which he is reelected regularly. Right. Well, I mean, I think that you know, and I've been trying to catch myself as a matter of respect her and I'm glad you pointed that out, but, uh, yeah. I mean, I think that you know, the senator is very personable. I think he's really approachable. Um You know, I think And you you mentioned these these large margins. I think it's it's important to point out that in 2018, you know, he had a primary challenger and Paula Jean Swearengin. Very progressive candidate who want to 0.30% of the vote. And I think that for a lot of people here in the state that was a moment where people realize that Maybe he wasn't able to be taken down in his in his seat. But there was definitely a realization that there was a movement. Um I guess in a direction other than him, maybe even against him so Um, you know when, when when people talk about? You know, uh, you know, Senator Manchin security in Washington and in the Senate. I think that you know, that's a That's a very complicated answer. And maybe not sort of a yes or no, whether or not he's saved. I'm wondering about this difference that we hear between kind of pragmatic, bipartisan reach across the aisle Senator mansion in the way that he self describes versus Senator Mitch McConnell saying, Look, 100% of our people are together and we are all trying to stop. Biden agenda from moving forward. Again. Does that suggest that that mentioned really is pragmatic or is he sort of not realizing the Senate that he's currently part of as opposed to, you know, maybe a Senate that operated differently 20 or 30 or 40 years ago? Well, I'm not so sure about that. I mean, again, back to the back to the beginning. It's like, you know, I said that you know, Senator Manchin has to come back and justify everything to the people of West Virginia. And I think It's important to realize that he is the only, you know. Statewide Democrat in the state. As of now, I mean West Virginia's extremely red state at this point and and leans conservative on most issues. And I think that you know, Senator Manchin has always kept in mind. Um you know what? What The will of Of West Virginia has been like, um, and the way that his constituency is leaned, Um That's not to say that, you know, he's voted, uh, counter to that at all or encounter, too. You know, a wider group of Democrats and their priorities, But I think it's important to keep in mind the way that the state looks here in West Virginia, Um And I think that you know, with all this national media attention on Senator mansion at this point, there's a lot of people that I see either on Twitter or I talked to in person, and they're kind of flabbergasted by the you know the amount of attention all this is getting because mansion Has always been a character to, um, to sort of complicate things or or to run counter to what most people would expect, you know, just given his political affiliation So I'm just wondering for West Virginians if it's also surprising to find yourselves as the fulcrum state, the focus of so much national attention. Yes, I mean, I think that you know, and I'll speak for you know other other reporters here. I mean, I think a lot of us feel like we're the The Joe Mansion whisperers when, when, at the same time. It's It's, uh, You know, it's not, um it's not as as complicated to people here as it is to the to the national media. But at the same time, that's not to say that there's not a lot of people here that are fascinated by the amount of power that he's wielded in the The effect that he's had on on.

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"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

07:45 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Unquote. So let me. Does anybody remember that viral video from two thousand eleven about the similarly independent honey badger. I is the honey. Badger watch run slow motion. The honey badger has been referred to by the guinness book of world records as the most fearless animal and all of the animal kingdom. It really doesn't give it honey. Badger don't care just takes what it wants. Oh my god watching join me now. Is dave missed. A senior reporter for west virginia public broadcasting. Dave welcome to the takeaway. Let me here. So i just characterized senator mansion as a little bit of honey badger. Doing what it is. He wants to do being independent but what does he in fact care about. I'm sure he cares about something. I mean i think genuinely. He does care about the state of west. Virginia i mean i think that If you if you talk to talk to joe Senator manchin year oftentimes him saying that. You know he If there's a vote in in in washington he has to come back to west virginia and explain the reasons for voting for it To his constituents. And i think that You hear that time in time and time again from him And while i think you know. His voting record upsets allow people including A lot of progressives here And even some. Sometimes you know people in the middle here You know he. He really just generally does believe that he has to Has to justify every vote the that he takes her to the people. i feel. It can be tempting especially for maybe national observers and commentators to describe mansion is really lacking anything in common with democrats but that does feel insincere insincere to me. I wanna take a moment and listen to him talking back in march about the minimum wage on this week. President joe biden knows how to get the deal done. And the bottom line is there is not one senator oliver one hundred. It doesn't wanna raise the minimum wage. Seven twenty five is sinful l-low we must raise it. I agree with president by when he says if you go to work every day you should be above the poverty guidelines. Well the poverty guidelines to be above that. If you're going to work and working full-time should be at eleven dollars vase. That should be your base. And then we index with inflation to make short never gets back in this political conundrum. We have right now. It shouldn't be a political football so so there's a senator making case raising the minimum wage. But he's also making a case the kind of fifteen dollars. An hour is untenable so so is this about like mansion lacking political courage or is it that everyone else is sort of lacking good political sense. I don't know. I think one way that joe mentioned can be could be described At least You know in his own way of thinking is is that he tries to be pragmatic about everything I think that clip right there. Examples the way that the joe that's intervention. I guess it tries to tries to to hedge between two different sides and try to try to find the middle between two different arguments so I think that that you know. That's just one example of many That you'd hear from him for dave. I kinda love that. It's almost hard for you. To keep calling him. Senator mansion that if you slip into joe because that suggested that he must be sort of a. I live near west. Virginia but not in west. Virginia it suggests we he might be kind of a friendly guy. Pleasant person to be around. Is that part of his charm relative to the huge margin by which he is reelected regularly. Right well i mean. I i think that you know i've been trying to catch myself as a matter of fact an glad. You pointed that out but Yeah i mean. I think that you know. The senators very personable I i think he's really approachable You know a. I think a and you. You mentioned these. These large margins. I i think it's it's it's important to point out that. In two thousand eighteen you know he had a a primary challenger anthology and swearing jin a very progressive Candidate one point thirty percent of the vote. And i think that for a lot of people here in the state that was a moment where people realize that maybe he wasn't able to be taken down in his in his seat but was definitely a a realization that there was a movement I guess in a direction other than him. Maybe even against him so You know when when when people talk about you know Senator mansion security in washington and in the senate. I think that that's very complicated. Answer in in maybe not sort of a yes or no whether or not you save. I'm i'm wondering about this difference that we hear between kind of pragmatic bipartisan reach across the aisle senator mansion. In the way that he self describes versus senator mitch mcconnell saying look a hundred percent of our people are together and we are all trying to stop the biden agenda for moving forward again. Does that suggest that that mentioned really is pragmatic court is he not realizing the senate that he's currently part of as opposed to you know maybe a senate that differently twenty or thirty or forty years ago. Well i'm not so sure about that. I mean again back to back to the beginning. It's like you know i i. I said that. You know senator mansion Has to come back in. Justify everything to the people less regina and i think it's important to realize that he is the only statewide democrat in the state. As now i mean west. Virginia's of an extremely red state at this point and leans conservative On most issues. And i think that you know Senator manchin has always kept in mind. you know what what the the will of of west virginia has been like And the way that his constituency is leaned That's not to say that you know. He's voted a counter to that at all or or counter to a wider group of democrats in their priorities. But i think it's important to keep in mind the way that the state looks here in west virginia And i think that you know with all this national media attention on senator mentioned that this point there's a lot of people that i see either on twitter or i talked to in person and they're they're kind of flabbergasted by the you know the the amount of its engine all this is getting because mansion as always been a character to To sorta complicate things or or to run counter to what Most people would expect you know just given his political affiliation. So i'm just wondering for west virginians if if it's also surprising to find yourselves as the fulcrum state the focus of so much national attention. Yeah i mean. I think that you know And i'll i'll speak for other other reporters here. i mean. I think a lot of us feel like we're the the joe manchin whispers when when at the same time it's it's it's not It's not as complicated to people here. as it is to the to the national media but at the same time. That's not to say that there's not a lot of people here that that that are fascinated by the amount of power that he's wielded in the the effect that he's had on on the function of the senate and And legislation as a whole dave as southerner myself. I appreciate your your wisdom that like you know. It's not that complicated national media. Dave message is a senior reporter for west virginia public broadcasting. And thanks for coming to do a little. Bit of senator manchin whispering with me today. They.

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"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:08 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on KCRW

"How can the U. S encourage more vaccinations? We get one governor's perspective. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Steve Inskeep. We also hear from Israel, where a conflict with Palestinians escalated with rockets and air attacks. Also a story of refugees of business in the red State of Idaho, not only welcomes them it needs them as employees. It is Tuesday, May 11th this day in 2010 David Cameron became the UK prime minister. He allowed the referendum that triggered Brexit, which in turn triggered moves to break up the United Kingdom's The news is next. Bye from NPR News. I'm Korver Coleman. Violence continues in the Palestinian territories and in Israel, Palestinian Hamas militants are firing scores of rockets into Israel. Israel is using airstrikes to target Palestinian militants. Science Palestinian officials say at least 26 Palestinians are dead and more than 100. Others are injured. The Associated Press reports. Two women have been killed in Israel. Violence is tied to confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians and Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a site that is also sacred to Jews. The Food and Drug Administration is authorized Visors Covert 19 vaccine for use in Children aged 12 to 15 NPR's Ping Hong reports, adolescents could start receiving inoculations as early as this week. For many teens, the past year has been a drag. We've been super stuck at home missing book clubs, birthday parties. Other events petitions Stench Field who was a nurse practitioner at Children's Minnesota says for 12 to 15 year olds. One big reason to get the covert vaccine is liberation. What this vaccine is going to do is allow them to get freedom, too. Go back and sing in that choir without a mask on and they can go to their sleepover camp with all their other vaccines and friends and not worry about getting sick or play in their sports team. The FDA determined that the fires of vaccine is safe and effective, and Children as young as 12. Next on Wednesday, advisers to the CDC will make recommendations on how to use it. Qinglong. NPR NEWS. Dry Conditions are worsening in California Governor Gavin Newsom has expanded his emergency drought declaration to nearly all California counties. So this drought though the second year of a drought Happening just a few years after the end of a five year drought. That began in 2012 and ended in 2016 in many respects is familiar. But in other respects Is more challenging and more acute than we could have imagined. The declaration covers 41 of California's 58 counties. Ah, former nursing assistant in West Virginia, is set to be sentenced for murdering at least seven men at a veterans hospital. They've missed each of West Virginia Public broadcasting reports 46 year old Reed amaze faces least seven life sentences for unnecessarily injecting the veterans with insulin, causing sudden hyperglycemia events that resulted in death. In July, Maze accepted a plea deal and admitted just seven counts of second degree murder and an additional counts of assault with intent to murder. Federal officials began looking into the case during the summer of 2018 before zeroing in on. Mays, who worked the overnight shift, often unsupervised, An attorney representing families of slain veterans says it may be impossible to know how many people may is injected with insulin. The date. She is not offered a motive for the killings for NPR news. I'm Dave missed each. This is NPR. And 604. I'm Cherry Glaser with KCRW News Governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled a major spending proposal to boost the state's economy. The $100 billion California comeback plan, as it's being called, would give $600.10 list checks to most residents. It would also help Californians struggling with rent and set aside $2 billion worth of direct relief for utility bills were also mindful rent is just one part of the burden. Of households. Issues of gas, electricity and water are real. Newsome says he wants the state to come roaring back from the pandemic. To do that, he says Californians need to continue following public health guidance, especially his demand for Corona virus vaccines continues to decline. We want to get our kids safely back in the in person instruction to get our small businesses back up and operational if we want this economic recovery to continue as robustly as its began We need to continue our vaccine program more than 60% of Californians have received their first dose of the Corona virus vaccine. L. A public school students of all grade levels are allowed back on campus. But the percentage of students who are often to learn in person varies by neighborhood district Superintendent Austin Boner says families with lower household incomes are not as likely to send their youngest kids back to school in West Los Angeles, for example. The median household incomes exceed $115,000 close to 70% of elementary school students have returned to campus for in person learning. And Belle. Incomes are about $44,000 in less than 20% of students, all right schools. But once kids reach higher grades that trend flips lower income communities have the highest rates of high school students returning to campus. Overall, only about 7% of high school students are back, though, which is less than half of what the district had expected in person learning its highest on elementary school campus is running at about 30%. Here in Southern California. Hiring scrambles underway for theme parks, restaurants and some other businesses is KCRW's Kelly Wells, reports that's translating into a promise of better wages and incentives for workers in some cases. Hiring report from the job board site. Snag a job says job openings have nearly doubled since last year nationwide, and Southern California is no different. Raging Waters is trying to fill 600 positions, including lifeguards, food servers and maintenance workers. They're less than three weeks away from reopening their wave pools and water slides, so they've raised their starting wage to $15 an hour. They also offer a signing bonus of family four pack of season passes. Boldly, which is based in Newport Beach, needs another 20,000 workers ahead of its peak season and also says it'll bump its nationwide average pay up to $15 an hour to retail giant Burlington is opening a distribution center in Riverside in a week they're offering about $17 an hour plus benefits. KCRW's Kelly Wells reporting support for NPR comes from T. Rowe Price committed to helping investors closed the gap towards reaching their retirement goals. T. Rowe Price invest with confidence On this Tuesday. You are listening to KCRW. We are NPR news for Southern California. Its success. Seven..

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"west virginia public broadcasting" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

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04:41 min | 1 year ago

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"And thanks This is 90.1 w A. B E Atlanta where 80. L meets in PR Currently 63 degrees in Atlanta just ahead. The top stories from both NPR and W A B E news. Live from NPR news on Korver Coleman. Violence continues in the Palestinian territories and in Israel. Palestinian Hamas militants are firing scores of rockets into Israel. Israel is using airstrikes to target Palestinian militants. Science Palestinian officials say at least 26 Palestinians are dead and more than 100. Others are injured. The Associated Press reports. Two women have been killed in Israel. Violence is tied to confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians and Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a site that is also sacred to Jews. The Food and Drug Administration is authorized Visors Covert 19 vaccine for use in Children aged 12 to 15 NPR's Ping Hong reports, adolescents could start receiving inoculations as early as this week. For many teens, the past year has been a drag. We've been super stuck at home missing book clubs, birthday parties. Other events petitions Stench field who was a nurse practitioner at Children's Minnesota says for 12 to 15 year olds. One big reason to get the covert vaccine is liberation. What this vaccine is going to do is allow them to get freedom to go back and sing in that choir without a mask on and they can go to their sleepover camp with all their other vaccines and friends and not worry about getting sick or play in their sports team, the FDA determine That the visor vaccine is safe and effective and Children as young as 12. Next on Wednesday, advisers to the CDC will make recommendations on how to use it. Ping Wang. NPR NEWS Dry Conditions are worsening in California Governor Gavin Newsom has expanded his emergency drought declaration to nearly all California counties. So this drought, though the second year of a drought Happening just a few years after the end of a five year drought. That began in 2012 and ended in 2016 in many respects is familiar. But in other respects Is more challenging and more acute than we could have imagined. The declaration covers 41 of California's 58 counties. Ah, former nursing assistant in West Virginia, is set to be sentenced for murdering at least seven men at a veterans hospital. They've missed each of West Virginia Public broadcasting reports 46 year old Reed amaze, faces at least seven life sentences for unnecessarily injecting the veterans with insulin, causing sudden hyperglycemia events that resulted in death. In July, Maze accepted a plea deal and admitted just seven counts of second degree murder and an additional counts of assault with intent to murder. Federal officials began looking into the case during the summer of 2018 before zeroing in on. Mays, who worked the overnight shift, often unsupervised, An attorney representing families of slain veterans says it may be impossible to know how many people may is injected with insulin. The date. She is not offered a motive for the killings for NPR news. I'm Dave Mystic. This is NPR. What? W A B news in Atlanta. Good morning. I'm Lisa Ram. Georgia has overhauled its citizens arrest law in wake of the death of a mob robbery. Governor Brian Kim signed the nearly unanimous bill into law yesterday is him or hurt reports. It's the second Georgia law to change in Aubrey's name following the passage of a hate crime statute last summer. Asian to repeal the vague law, which allows one citizen to arrest another. A bipartisan group of state lawmakers passed the reform this year in our Berries name, however, the law was in effect at the time of his death, so the men being prosecuted for his murder are using it as a defense. A federal arraignment and state hearings are scheduled in the cases this week. I'm a Hertz wlbt news officials with the Georgia Red Cross say they are bracing for a drop in blood donations this summer. As Christopher also reports, the organization is worried that donations will fall is more people get busy rebuilding their pre pandemic lives. Red Cross officials are encouraging Georgians to continue giving blood even as they return to normal activities over the summer. Actor James Vanderbeek in his wife, Kimberly, are joining the Red Cross to raise awareness. I mean, there is one thing you can do that literally goes directly to saving somebody's life, and that's giving blood. It is giving something of yourself. The Vanderbeek say that blood transfusion saved Kimberly's life twice after back to back pregnancy losses this year..

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04:35 min | 2 years ago

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"Live from NPR news. I'm nor Rahm. The White House is welcoming new data about Johnson and Johnson's Cove in 19 vaccine. That's NPR's Scott Detrol reports. The Biden administration is making sure to avoid any public pressure on the FDA to approve the vaccine for public use. Johnson and Johnson's global study found its vaccine is 66% effective, but much less effective in South Africa. Our new variant of the virus is spread. White House press secretary Jen Psaki, the president is encouraged by positive data on a potential new vaccine. He also knows that this is just new data and now is the time for the FDA to do its job of evaluating the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. That's a departure from the Trump Administration, which put public pressure on the FDA to green light vaccines. I'm like already approved vaccines. The Johnson and Johnson product only requires one shot and can be stored it less extreme refrigeration temperatures. Scott Tetro NPR NEWS Washington Over 19 infection rates are declining in New York State, which is allowing officials to loosen some restrictions. Governor Andrew Cuomo says of this rate, large weddings will be able to resume by bid March safe marriage receptions. Promise of marital bliss is returning all patrons who attend the event will be tested. You're gonna 50% capacity of the venue of the 150 people. Cuomo says restaurants may begin to offer indoor dining by Valentine's Day at a quarter of capacity. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met Friday with President Biden on the state of the economy during the pandemic, she warned, there will be Maury CA gnomic pain for families and businesses in the weeks ahead. Here is the federal government to provide more money to businesses to keep them from failing and to help families keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. Abidin Ministrations is urging patients from migrants who were sent to wait in Mexico for a resolution to their US asylum claims. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports. Roberta Jacobson, president Biden's newly appointed coordinator for the U. S southern border, says the administration is moving as fast as they can to create an orderly system. But nothing will change overnight. Speaking to reporters from Latin America, Jacobson says, contrary to what human traffickers air telling would be US bound migrants, the border is not open under the Trump administration. Migrants who came to the U. S border to ask for asylum were returned to Mexico to wait out their claims. As many a 60,000 people were returned to Mexico. Thousands are living in immigrant camps in northern Mexico. Jacobson, a longtime U. S diplomat with vast experience in Latin America, says it is imperative that migrants don't try coming now to the border. It's too dangerous. Carrie Kahn NPR NEWS Mexico CITY This is NPR news. 11 soldiers are being treated after ingesting a compound found in antifreeze at Fort Bliss, Texas. Two of the soldiers are said to be in critical condition. The army's public affairs office said the soldiers were completing a 10 Day field training exercise when the incident occurred. Statement said the soldiers may have ingested the beverage believing it was an alcoholic drink. West Virginia newspaper company has filed a lawsuit against two giants in the tech world over digital advertising revenues. It's Dave Message of West Virginia public broadcasting reports. HD media accuses Google and Facebook of anti competitive and monopolistic practices in a federal lawsuit. HD media alleges Google has been unable to take over the newspaper companies advertising revenues. So much so that it's making the company uncompetitive. The complaint also alleges that Google and Facebook violated antitrust laws by conspiring to further dominate the digital ad market. According to the Pew Research Center newspaper ad revenues dropped 62% from 2000 and 8 to 2018. HD media managing partner Doug Reynolds says is not only the future of the press that's a steak but the preservation of democracy itself. Reynolds is inviting other newspaper owners to join the suit. Among other holdings. HD Media owns the Huntington Herald Dispatch in the Charleston Gazette Mail, which one a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2017. For NPR News I'm Dave missed each Cuban military helicopter crash in the mountains region of the eastern part of the country Friday. Officials say all five crew members on board were killed..

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04:18 min | 2 years ago

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"Said. It's a major step toward undoing the damage caused by his predecessor. Mother knew that we're doing Here other than restoring the affordable care act and restoring the Medicaid to the way it was before Trump became president. The enrollment period to sign up for coverage under the affordable Care Act will reopen on February 15th foreign additional three months. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington Variant of the coronavirus that first turned up in South Africa has now been found in the U. S. Officials in South Carolina today. Reporting to such cases of now been diagnosed in that state viruses mutate and many variants of the virus have been circulating around the globe, including ones that first turned up in the UK in Brazil. It's since been confirmed in the US researchers believe current vaccines are effective against the virus strain so some the variance to appear to be more contagious than others. 71 year old man from South Charleston, West Virginia, was arrested this week outside the U. S Capitol with a gun and 20 rounds of ammunition. State Mystics of West Virginia Public broadcasting reports he was arrested the same day the U. S Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin warning of the potential for politically motivated violence by domestic extremists. Court records indicate Dennis Westover was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, according to police West ever exited his vehicle near the Rayburn House office building was observed shelling at National Guard members through a fence. After being stopped by officers and asked whether he had a gun in his vehicle West ever told police he had a gun in the center console and was arrested was never pleaded not guilty to the charge Thursday, was released under his own recognizance in order to stay out of D. C. Social Media Post show West ever attended the January 6 rally of the U. S Capitol when some riders stormed the building. For NPR News. I'm Dave Mystic. The Commerce Department is reporting the U. S economy for all of last year contracted of its deepest pace since World War two as the Corona virus pandemic, depressed consumer spending and led to widespread layoffs. Government says the overall flow of goods and services when the U. S borders despite a pick up in the final Three months of the year, fell 3.5%. Marks the biggest single year decline since 1946. On Wall Street stocks gained ground today the Dow was up 300 points. The NASDAQ Rose 66 points the S and P 500 closed up 36 points today. This is NPR. This is W when my C in New York I'm Shawn Carlson. Word of mild side effects after the second doses of the cova 19 of vaccine are administered is tempting some people to take over the counter pain relievers like aspirin, ibuprofen in advance before getting the shots. Dr. Adam Berman from Long Island Jewish Hospital says that's generally not a good idea. If you feel like you can deal with the symptom, and you don't absolutely need to take a medication that it's always best to not take a medication. Some studies show that anti inflammatory drugs can reduce the body's ability to produce antibodies. But Berman says that evidence isn't strong enough to avoid pain killers altogether on Lee use them as needed if nausea, fatigue or low grade fever arise after the injection. York City residents will now play a role in selecting commanding officers for their local police precincts. Under a new policy announced by Mayor de Blasio today, W glossies Yasmeen Khan reports the idea that community members should have a say in choosing the person who leads the cops patrolling their neighborhood has been floated for awhile, Mayor De Blasio says Going forward the existing precinct councils made up of local residents. We'll be able to interview candidates. Bishop Erskine Williams leads the precinct counsel in the 103, which encompasses Jamaica, Queens. He loves the idea because he thinks it could have a positive effect on the candidates and make them more open to working with the community. I believe in my heart But if they know they have to be vetted by the precinct council executive board, he would take a very different position when they come. Precinct councils will make a recommendation on who to hire. But the police commissioner has final say. Gonna be clear Cold tonight Loaf about 16 degrees. It's 10. 06 support for NPR comes from the Kauffman Foundation, working together with communities to break down barriers and prepare all people for success in their jobs and careers.

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03:57 min | 2 years ago

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"Affordable care act and restoring the Medicaid. The way it was before Trump became president. The enrollment period to sign up for coverage under the affordable Care Act will reopen on February 15th foreign additional three months. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington New variant of the coronavirus that first turned up in South Africa has now been found in the U. S. Officials in South Carolina today, reporting to such cases of non been diagnosed in that state viruses mutate and many variants of the virus have been circulating around the globe, including ones that first turned up in the UK in Brazil. It's since been confirmed in the US researchers believe current vaccines are effective against the virus strain so some the variance to appear to be more contagious than others. 71 year old man from South Charleston, West Virginia, was arrested this week outside the U. S Capitol with a gun and 20 rounds of ammunition. State Mystics of West Virginia Public broadcasting reports he was arrested the same day the U. S Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin warning of the potential for politically motivated violence by domestic extremists. Court records indicate Dennis Westover was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, according to police was never exited. His vehicle near the Rayburn House office building was observed, shouting at National Guard members through a fence after being stopped by officers and asked whether he had a gun in his vehicle West ever told police he had a gun in the center console and was arrested. Western Ripley did not guilty to the charge Thursday, was released under his own recognizance in order to stay out of DC Social Media Post Show West ever attended the January 6 rally at the U. S Capitol when some riders stormed the building. For NPR News. I'm Dave Mystic. The Commerce Department is reporting the U. S economy for all of last year contracted at its deepest pace since World War two as the Corona virus pandemic, depressed consumer spending and led to widespread layoffs. Government says the overall flow of goods and services when the U. S borders despite a pick up in the final three months of the year, fell 3.5% that marks the biggest single year decline since 1946 On Wall Street stocks gained ground. Today the Dow was up 300 points. The NASDAQ Rose 66 points the S and P 500 closed up 36 points today. This is NPR Live from KQED News. I'm terrorists. Tyler. Some California businesses are challenging Covad related workplace safety protections as K cuties Polly striker reports at a hearing in San Francisco Superior Court Thursday, a lawyer for the National Retail Federation Claimed state workplace safety regulator Cal OSHA exceeded its authority by enacting certain emergency regulations late last year at issue providing covert testing at no cost to employees and paid time off when there's an outbreak or exposure in the workplace. Businesses say the rules are burdensome and expensive, and employers had already made adjustments like plexiglass shields and stores and improve ventilation systems. Cal OSHA argued the agency is putting the safety of workers first during a pandemic. In a tentative ruling, the judge indicated he may deny a preliminary injunction requested by plaintiffs. I'm Polly Striker. KQED News. San Francisco Mayor London Breed outlined her plan for the city's pandemic recovery during her annual state of the city address this morning Breed announced the Mosconi center will soon open as the second mass vaccination site in the city with the goal. Of administering 10,000 vaccines a day Breed also announced a city project's budget of $3.5 billion today, with hard lessons learned and so much yet to do. I believe we are at the start of an incredible recovery. We are just going to repair. We're gonna reinvigorate to come back. Even stronger. Breed says the city's goals include expanding affordable housing, reopening schools and improving public transportation. For more local and state news you can head.

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04:07 min | 2 years ago

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"The current Stay home order. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelly on this Martin Luther King holiday, a call from Dr King's daughter for Americans to stop hurting each other, in the words of my mama, she said. Somebody has the cut off the chain of violence. We check on King Day commemorations across the country after these news headlines. Live from NPR news. I'm Dwayne Brown. Just two days before the inauguration, Vice President elect Kamila Harris has resigned from her Senate seat and posted a farewell video today on Social Media. But as NPR's Windsor Johnston tells us, the California Democrat will still play a pivotal role in the Senate chamber. Harris is set to make history as the first black first South Asian and first female vice president. In a recent op Ed. She wrote that her work is not done since she will preside over the Senate. Once she's sworn into office with a 50 50 split between Democrats and Republicans in the chamber, Harris will serve as the tie breaking vote. In the meantime, California's Secretary of state Alex Padilla will serve out the rest of Harris's term, which ends in 2023 MPR's winter Johnston. Meanwhile, first lady Melania Trump also posted a farewell video thanking Americans for what she called the greatest honor of her life. President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the inauguration. The University of Kentucky student from West Virginia, has been charged with taking part in the insurrection on the U. S. Capitol. Dave Message of West Virginia Public Broadcasting says she's facing for misdemeanors in connection with the riots. 23 year old Grace in court, right, has been charged with entering a restricted building disorderly conduct in the taking of a members only sign FBI officials said the review January 6 surveillance video of the capital as well a social media accounts linked to court, right Those accounts have since been deleted. They're not before investigators were able to collect Screenshots opposed that link her to the events. In one post court, right, said quote infamy is Justus good as famed Either way, I end up more known after giving investigators a rundown of her participation in the events. Court rights father told them she would cooperate if charged with a crime. For NPR news. I'm Dave missed each. Wall Street U. S markets closed today in observance of Dr King's birthday. This is NPR. The first woman to play in a major college football game is among those invited to the inauguration of President elect Joe Biden as Blake, farmer of member station W. PLN reports. She also has a speaking role. Sarah Fuller is the goalkeeper for Vanderbilt University's women's soccer team. She first kicked for the Commodores when the football team was in a pinch because of covert 19 protocols. She hit two extra points in a loss against the University of Tennessee. That made her the first woman to score in a power five football conference. Yahoo Sports reports Fuller has taped a video for the inauguration of Kamila Harris as vice president on Twitter, Fuller says the event is meaningful for American women. Festivities will also include tributes to a UPS driver, a kindergarten teacher and the first American to get the cove in 19 vaccine outside a clinical trial for NPR news. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville. State health official here in California is urging a hole to more than 300,000 covert 19 vaccinations using a modern aversion because some folks got sick with possible severe allergic reactions. The state Epidemiologists is recommending vaccine providers stop using one lot of the modern a vaccine pending an investigation. Dr Erica Pan says less than 10. People who got the shots needed medical attention. But she also says serious reactions to vaccinations are extremely rare. So far, the virus has claimed more than 33,000 lives in California. This is NPR. You're listening to all things Considered on 90.3 k a.

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04:34 min | 2 years ago

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"The inauguration, Vice President elect Kamila Harris has resigned from her Senate seat and posted a farewell video today on Social Media. But as NPR's Windsor Johnston tells us, the California Democrat will still play a pivotal role in the Senate chamber. Harris is set to make history as the first black first South Asian and first female vice president. In a recent op Ed. She wrote that her work is not done since she will preside over the Senate. Once she's sworn into office with a 50 50 split between Democrats and Republicans in the chamber, Harris will serve as the tie breaking vote. In the meantime, California's Secretary of state Alex Padilla will serve out the rest of Harris's term, which ends in 2023 MPR's winter Johnston. Meanwhile, first lady Melania Trump also posted a farewell video thanking Americans for what she called the greatest honor of her life. President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the inauguration. The University of Kentucky student from West Virginia, has been charged with taking part in the insurrection on the U. S. Capitol. They've message of West Virginia Public Broadcasting says she's facing for misdemeanors in connection with the riots. 23 year old Grace in court right, has been charged with entering a restricted building disorderly conduct in the taking of a members only sign FBI officials said the review January 6 surveillance video of the capital as well as social media accounts linked to court right. Those accounts have since been deleted. They're not before investigators were able to collect Screenshots of post that link her to the events. In one post court, right, said quote infamy is Justus good as famed Either way, I end up more known after giving investigators a rundown of her participation in the events. Court rights father told them she would cooperate if charged with a crime. For NPR news. I'm Dave missed each. Wall Street U. S markets closed today in observance of Dr King's birthday. This is NPR and this is K. C R. W bleary parole. Here's what's happening in state and local news at 3 32. How dire is the covert situation in Los Angeles? Well, there are so many people dying in the county that local air regulators have lifted restrictions on how many cremations can be performed in a month. South Coast Air Quality Management District says the backlog of cremation cases constitutes a threat to public health. That, coupled with the sheer lack of storage space is why they issued their emergency order. Current rate of deaths is more than double of pre pandemic years. Regulators usually play certain limits on the number of cremations based on potential air quality impacts. Health experts have been touting the benefits of masks since early on in the pandemic, but that has not convinced everyone will now a new study by the U. C. L. A fielding school of public health lays out how important mask mandates are on a national level. KCRW sterile saxman has more This study says infection rates were 7.5 times higher in countries without a mask mandate. The U. S is one of a shrinking number of nations that doesn't have a mask requirement right now. Although that could change very soon as the Biden administration gets underway this week, the study says a mask mandate could eventually reduce the spread of covert to zero in the U. S. Preventing untold thousands of deaths, and it estimates that such a move would have a trillion with a T dollar impact on the GDP. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And it reflects the work of researchers from M I T, Oxford and other institutions. In addition to U C L. A Among other findings, states that have masked mandates like California saw the infection spread on a lower rate than states without them, and on an individual basis to study found. You can reduce your risk of infection by 70% by wearing a mask when you leave your home in two days, Joe Biden will be sworn in as president of the United States because of the threat of possible violence by far right white nationalist groups. Security is high, both in D C and Sacramento although it was calm over the weekend, hundreds of armed California National Guard soldiers have been deployed around the state capital on nearby federal and state courthouses as well. Temporary barriers and fencing have also gone up. Governor Newsome says the measures are necessary in light of the attack on the U. S. Capitol building nearly two weeks ago, California will take every necessary measure. Protect public safety and our democratic principles and to ensure that those disgraceful actions are not repeated here. Meanwhile, California cities are making their own preparations for possible inauguration related unrest in L. A. The LAPD is stepping up patrols around government buildings and landmarks and city Hall staffers who are still coming into their offices during the pandemic are being urged to work.

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05:49 min | 2 years ago

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"At nine on 89.3 kpcc. This is science Friday. I'm Ira Flatow this week. We're dedicating an entire hour to understanding the various covert 19 vaccines, how they're distributed how they work. What makes them different than the history behind their production? So let's begin. Getting the vaccine into people's arms has been a real mixed bag across the U. S. A big reason for that. There is very little federal guidance for who gets vaccinated. And in what order? This week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar recommended that people age 65 older should be eligible for vaccination. But states are on their own when it comes to distribution, leaving 50 different plans. We're going to check in with two states, one that leads the country in vaccinating its residents, and one that's had a fair amount of what shall we call roadblocks? Many bureaucratic. Let me introduce my guests. They've missed itches. Senior reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Morgantown, West Virginia. Fred Mogul is Health and government reporter for W. N. Y C New York Public Radio and Gothamist here in New York. Welcome both of you to science Friday. Thanks for having us it's great talking to you, Ira. Nice to have you If I want to start with you, West Virginia is at the top of the country for getting residents vaccinated for covert 19. Right now, more than 6.5% of West Virginians have received the vaccine, and the average for the country is about half that. What's the secret sauce in West Virginia for the rollout, Right? And I think it's you know, you put out those numbers there. And Governor Jim Justices has been lauding those numbers. You know, As you say, you know, 67 people out of every 100 in this state, you know, getting vaccinated that zoo leading the nation And, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resource is there's been more than 100,000 total first doses of the vaccine given in this state. They say that more than 20,000 people have gotten the second shot and are fully vaccinated. And the one thing that I should point out with all this is that we've seen the federal government make these partnerships with these big chain pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens. But here in the state, we opted out of that, and our state government is working with locally owned an independent pharmacies to play a role in vaccine distribution, and that's to nursing homes and long term care facilities. And given the fact that West Virginia is a largely rural state. You know all this seems to be working. Well, um, so much so that I've seen reports from other media outlets in some of these other rural states. Wondering why they didn't do the same. And West Virginia's populations skews older, right. I mean, who's getting these vaccines first? That's right. And you know, West Virginia is, of course, like other states and made a big push for frontline health care workers and those living and working in long term care facilities to be vaccinated, And I think that's no different than the rest of the country. Really. Since then, you know they targeted the elderly population. At first, it was ages 88 up. And on Wednesday, Governor Jim Justice announced that those 70 and older are eligible to get the vaccine. Um, you know, he also said that he hopes to get those 65 older a soon as next week. So you know things are moving. Really, really quickly here. Have there been any hiccups in this process? Well, you know, there was one big one recently and there was this vaccine clinic in in Boone County, which you know, most of West Virginia is rural, But you know, there are some, you know, city so to speak. Um, but Boone County, it's It's a very rural Southern part of the state. You know, at a clinic there recently more than 40 people were mistakenly given the end of antibody cocktail room disappear when they were supposed to be getting the vaccine. State health officials say they notified those who got the wrong shot. There's been no reported negative effects, but they've also made it a priority to get the vaccine to those people again, You know, Even still, it's a major mix up. State health officials are suspending distribution of the vaccine at that clinic. A to least through that local health department and, you know, honestly, I've gotten some emails from people who have had trouble connecting with local health departments. People been have told me that they've not been able to get their phone calls answered, But I should point out that people were really persistent and trying to get their parent's or grandparent's or elderly friends and family vaccinated. So many of these people you know, have gotten through overtime, and things seem to be back on track with these vaccination clinics that are springing up more and more. Red. Let's move to the Big Apple, which has had a less successful rollout with a lot of bureaucratic infighting and in New York about 3.5% of New Yorkers have now been vaccinated. There was a bumpy start over here. Tell us why that was Well, I should say it's kind of like the best of rollouts. In the worst of rollouts. Many people have had, you know, fairly smooth experiences. I just talked to someone who found of a place. You know, there's these whisper networks. He was found when the hospitals and central Brooklyn mostly serves a relatively impoverished communities, but he got word that there was no online sign up necessary bolted over there. Got in and out relatively quickly. There are positive stories, but indeed, there is bureaucratic infighting. Our mayor in New York City, Bill de Blasio, our governor, Andrew Cuomo, up in Albany. They don't get along so well famously on on all kinds of things with the pandemic response, And and why should the vaccination be any different? So you have two different systems to different portals? Don't talk to each other for signing up. Except it's not exactly signing up. In either case, they're really more as one city councilman called glorified store locators. They really just for the most.

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06:00 min | 2 years ago

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"Part, give you places you can call with the exception of the public centers, vaccination centers run by the state in the city so you can do registration there. That's where you've had a lot of people crashing. Savvy. Your people have just kind of hit, eject on that and started calling around to different hospitals and healthcare systems, and they've had a little bit more luck that way. You know, I also hear that it seemed like the state was worried about the wrong people getting the vaccine that it delayed things for everyone. Well, I don't know It was the wrong people. Exactly. I think they were hopeful and optimistic that their highest priority people would sign up in greater numbers than they did the health care workers. The one a people s. Oh, that That was, you know, hospital personnel, clinic personnel and nursing home both residents and personnel on they found so far. It's really been Kind of slow, don't necessarily any cynically more slow than the rest of country but about you know, 36% Statewide s Oh, you've got a lot of vaccine that's delivered. That's not being used. At that point, they decided to open it up. To everyone 75 over to broader categories of essential workers. And then on Monday, the federal Health and Human Services Secretary Alexander is our came out with broader guidance that they should open up to everyone 65 older. So now the Floodgates have largely opened and a lot of these places. It seems, you know, if if you know somebody who knows somebody like you said, Hey, there's a there's a site. There's a place in Brooklyn that's giving him out. Let's get over there. Yeah, This is really troublesome in a lot of ways, because there is supposed to be a very high priority on people who are from vulnerable communities, communities that fair to very poorly in their health outcomes in the earlier surge of the pandemic in the spring, you know the areas that were just devastated. Frankly, they had very high exposures. They'd multigenerational. Families living in tight quarters, and there was to be a push to really get these people vaccinated first. Now I wanted they've abandoned that. But there are a lot of people who are, you know, adapted gaming, the system and just part of networks. I put on Ah woman the other evening who had a big snafu. She had driven 40 minutes to get on one, but she and she had a print out in her hand, but it wasn't the right print out. I put her story on the air. And the next day, a family friend contacted her and said, You know, come come to my hospital. Take care of you. But not everyone can do that. Of course. Yeah, This is a very New York we have doing things. Dave. I want to shift gears and talk a bit about vaccine hesitancy in your state. Do you get a sense of how big of an issue fear or hesitancy is in West Virginia? Yeah, well, I think it's still pervasive. A colleague of mine here in West Virginia Public broadcasting, Emily Allen reported this week that more than 60% of state corrections officers. Had refused to get the vaccine and also back in December. I was in the room when vaccine doses first started being given to employees of W View medicine. That's the largest health care system here in the state. Their chief pharmacy officer. There told me that only about half of workers were interested in getting the vaccine. But I checked in with him just recently, and he told me that about 40% of staff had been vaccinated as of January 5th. But he says that that number is now nearly 50%. And with some of these numbers, I know that those in charge of health systems and some of these institutions across the state that maybe are in charge of people that are particularly vulnerable to the virus. That they're still making a push to get their staff on board to get the vaccine. I know that prisons have been a huge source of covert 19 outbreaks throughout the pandemic are incarcerated, people getting vaccinated. Well, you know, right now the as of right now, the those that are incarcerated are not listed as a priority. There's a big push from some advocates in the criminal justice system. Tau make that a priority to get these people vaccinated. But like I said 60%, more than 60% of state corrections officers have refused to get it so It's sort of two things working there, one being that there's a a piggly vulnerable population inside the prison and as well as one you know that's coming and going from these prisons and jails. But again, those those on staff are are don't seem to be overwhelmingly in support of getting the vaccine at this point, and Fred Hesitancy an issue in New York I was hearing reports that even members of the New York Fire Department don't want to get the vaccine. Yeah, you know, listening to David. I mean, it just really strikes me that this is kind of a great unifier in it, perhaps unfortunate way between rural and urban, black and white, red and blue states. Perhaps they're just are relatively low numbers and as one, you know, er, physician I talked to put it. You know if we're having this difficulty with health care workers, I mean, mind you there. A lot of them are supportive service workers in divisions like Custodial staffs and the security staff and so forth. But nonetheless, if if we're if within our poor walls in our temples of science and health care and medicine, if we're having these problems, boy, what is what's the rest of the community going to face when we brought in the The access to this vaccine. Now, in a sense as they've broadened it, it's not an issue initially, you know, then now now there's enough people rushing to get the relatively small supply. But as the supply grows, you know, hopefully the demand will grow. But I don't know that that how quickly will catch up. Well, we'll see how it works. We'll see how it works out for everybody across the country and in West Virginia and New York. Thank you both for taking time to be with us today. Thank you. It's great talking to you. Ira. Fred Mogul is Health and government reported for W. N. Y C New York Public Radio and Gothamist here in New York City, and David mistakes his senior reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. In Morgantown, West.

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"Today we could reach some low seventies and then up to the mid seventies by the end of the weekend, while that creek today 66 for a high Tomorrow Should reach 73 San Jose today. 64 tomorrow 66 currently in San Francisco, it is 61 degrees. This is science Friday. I'm Ira Flatow this week. We're dedicating an entire hour to understanding the various covert 19 vaccines, how they're distributed how they work. What makes them different than the history behind their production? So let's begin. Getting the vaccine into people's arms has been a real mixed bag across the U. S. A big reason for that. There is very little federal guidance for who gets vaccinated And in what order this week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar recommended that people age 65 older should be eligible for vaccination. But states are on their own when it comes to distribution, leaving 50 different plans. We're going to check in with two states, one that leads the country in vaccinating its residents, and one that's had a fair amount of what shall we call roadblocks? Many bureaucratic Let me introduce my guests. They've missed itches senior reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Morgantown, West Virginia. Fred Mogul is Health and government reporter for W. N. Y C New York public Radio and Gothamist here in New York. Welcome both of you to science Friday. Thanks for having us it's great talking to you, Ira. Nice to have you, Dave. I want to start with you. West Virginia is at the top of the country for getting residents vaccinated for covert 19. Right now, More than 6.5% of West Virginians have received the vaccine, and the average for the country is about half that. What's the secret sauce in West Virginia for the rollout? Right, And I think it's you know, you put out those numbers there. And Governor Jim Justice has has been lauding those numbers. You know, As you say, you know, 67 people out of every 100 in this state, you know, getting vaccinated. That's that's leading the nation. And, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resource is there's been more than 100,000 total first doses of the vaccine given in this state. They say that more than 20,000 people have gotten the second shot and are fully vaccinated. The one thing that I should point out with all this is that we've seen the federal government make these partnerships with these big chain pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens. But here in the state, we opted out of that, and our state government is working with Locally owned an independent pharmacies to play a role in vaccine distribution. And that's to nursing homes and long term care facilities. And given the fact that West Virginia is a largely rural state. You know all this seems to be working well. So much so that I've seen reports from other media outlets in some of these other rural states wondering why they didn't do the same. And West Virginia's populations. Accuse older, right. I mean, who's getting these vaccines first? That's right. And you know, West Virginia is of course, like other states, a bit, made a big push for Frontline health care workers and those living and working in long term care facilities to be vaccinated, And I think that that's no different than the rest of the country. Really. Since then, you know they targeted the elderly population. At first it was ages, 80 and up. And on Wednesday, Governor Jim Justice announced that those 70 and older are eligible to get the vaccine. You know. He also said that he hopes to get those 65 older a soon as next week, so You know, things are moving. Really, really quickly here. Have there been any hiccups in this process? Well, you know, there was one big one recently and there was this vaccine clinic and Boone County. Which you know, most of West Virginia is rural. But you know, there are some, you know cities so to speak. But Boone County, it's It's a very rural Southern part of the state, you know, at a clinic there recently. More than 40. People were mistakenly given the end of antibody cocktail room disappear when they were supposed to be getting the vaccine. State health officials say they notified those who got the wrong shot. There's been no reported negative effects. They've also made it a priority to get the vaccine to those people again, You know, Even still, it's a major mix up. C. Health officials, you know, are suspending distribution of the vaccine at that clinic. A to least through that local health department and, you know, honestly, I I've gotten some emails from people who have had trouble connecting with local health departments. People been have told me that they've not been able to get their phone calls answered. But I should point out that people are really persistent and trying to get their parent's or grandparent's or elderly friends and family vaccinated. So many of these people, you know, have gotten through overtime. And things seem to be back on track with these vaccination clinics that are springing up more and more. Red. Let's move to the Big Apple, which has had a less successful rollout with a lot of bureaucratic infighting. And in New York about 3.5% of New Yorkers have now been vaccinated. There was a bumpy start over here. Tell us why that was Well, I should say it's kind of like the best of rollouts. In the worst of rollouts. Many people have had, you know, fairly smooth experiences. I just talked to someone who found of a place. You know, there's these whisper networks. He was found when the hospitals and central Brooklyn mostly serves a relatively impoverished communities, but he got word that there was no online sign up necessary bolted over there. Got in and out relatively quickly. There are positive stories, but indeed, there is bureaucratic infighting. Our mayor in New York City, Bill de Blasio, our governor, Andrew Cuomo, up in Albany. They don't get along so well famously on all kinds of things with the pandemic response. And and why should the vaccination be any different? So you have two different systems to different portals? Don't talk to each other for signing up. Except it's not exactly signing up. In either case, they're really more as one city councilman called glorified store locators. They really just for the most.

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"Should time on a Friday, two o'clock. Good morning, Two Cabinet secretaries quit after President Trump incited the attack on the Capitol Democrats urged the Cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment, which would allow them to remove the president. It's morning edition from NPR news. In a video last night, the president condemned to the violence that he had encouraged. I'm Noel King, and I'm Steve Inskeep. Extremists and conspiracy theorists who followed the president's incitement now say many of them feel betrayed. Also this hour. What happened to Jack Ma? The Chinese tech billionaire has not been seen since the speech questioning financial regulators. And why didn't investor buy the rights to Neil Young songs? It's Friday, January. 8th Betsy DeVos, the education secretary of just resigned is 63 years old news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Trump is condemning Wednesday's violence of the U. S. Capitol, calling it a heinous attack. President posted a video on social media yesterday, saying he was outraged by what he calls the violence, lawlessness and may him carried out when his supporters stormed the building. Dozens of arrests were made. The president's comments came more than 24. Hours after the assault of the capital, President elect Joe Biden describes those who took part as domestic terrorists. The U. S Capitol police officer has died from injuries sustained in Wednesday's violence at the Capitol Building. Brian Sick, Nick was a 12 year veteran of the force that raises to five the number of people who've died in connection with the assault. MPR's Erik Wester belt says a woman who was shot to death by law enforcement at the Capitol is identified as U. S Air Force in Iraq war veteran Ashley Babbitt of Southern California. Video of the shooting shows Babbitt wrapped in a trump flag climbing through a window on a barricaded interior door in the capital before an officer's fires. One shot her many social media posts show Babbitt embraced many of Trump's conspiracy theories and serial falsehoods about election fraud and support for Q and on. That's the far right conspiracy theory that believes Trump is fighting a shadowy kobol of deep state pedophiles. Haven't served in the air Force for 12 years, her former husband and fellow Air Force vet Timothy McGinty tells NPR actually, quote had a personality you either loved or hated. She wasn't apologetic about it. She was proud of it, just like she was proud of her country and quote. Officer involved is on leave pending an investigation. Eric Western Belt NPR news among those in the Trump administration, who've announced their resignations in the aftermath of the violence, Our education secretary Betsy DeVos, and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The chief of the Capitol Police has also resigned, as has the sergeant of arms of the Senate. There are calls for a newly elected Republican state lawmaker in West Virginia to resign after he posted online video of himself taking part in Wednesday's insurrection. They've missed each with West Virginia Public Broadcasting has more members of both political parties in from both chambers Legislature continue to call on delegate Derrick Evans to resign or be removed from the West Virginia House of delegates. Evans filmed himself taking part in a mob of pro trump extremist storming the Capitol building on Wednesday. According to the video evidence made his way inside alongside hundreds of others. A spokesperson for West Virginia House Speaker Roger Henschel says provisions in the state constitution allow for punishment of a member, including expulsion through a vote of the full house. State legislatures set to convene next week, which is the soonest any action against Evans might take place for NPR news. I'm Dave missed each. This is NPR news from Washington. Access is among the states where a patient has been diagnosed with a highly contagious variant of the Corona virus. First discovered in Britain Sarah Will Ernst with Houston public media reports. The first confirmed case in Texas is a man in the Houston area. He's currently in isolation as well as his recent contacts. Here's County Judge Lena Hidalgo says the variant is 70% more contagious, although there's no evidence that it's more deadly. This variant has the potential to throw jet fuel on already dangerous situation, the identified man reported. No recent travel, which has led local officials to assume the variant is already likely in the population. And the case is a result of community spread for NPR news. I'm Sarah will earns in Houston. Some wealthy Canadians have been chartering private jets to the U. S. To gain access to Corona virus vaccines. Dan Carp in Chuck reports the snowbirds air heading mainly to Florida, where anyone over 65 is able to get a vaccine shot for the coronavirus right away. Many elderly Canadians are facing lockdowns and some estimated could be April before they can get vaccinated north of the border. But Florida has amended its vaccination plan to include non citizens over 65. They could receive a dose at no cost, requiring only that they bring identification. Arizona also says snowbirds will be eligible. Charter service Momentum. Jets has recently started selling seats due to high demand from elderly Canadians wanting to head south on travel agent says in the past couple of weeks, enquiries have been up by 10%. For NPR News. I'm Dan Carp in Chuck in Toronto. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Pew Charitable Trusts, sharing stories behind state policy that works on its podcast after the fact. Information about the new season. Is it Pew trusts that orc slash after the fact? Morning edition's news brief is on the way next one of the stories they'll cover. Some lawmakers are calling for Donald Trump to be removed from office as president.

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