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Coronavirus Latest: Testing Challenges And Protecting At-Risk Elderly
"Hey everybody emily here so obviously. The biggest story in science is the corona virus and rising cases of its disease cove in nineteen. In the coming weeks. We're going to cover it a little more with regular updates on the latest news and science and today to help us do that. We are lucky to have not one but two colleagues from the NPR science desk correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce. Hainault Hi Emily and correspondent John Hamilton page on high so krona virus. It's already impacting American society. And you're each going to focus on one part of the Krona virus story this week. Now why do you got for us? So one of the things I've been thinking about a lot is who is most at risk of severe illness from this virus and while there's a lot we don't know about exactly how deadly it is overall. We do know there are some things that we need to do for the most at risk people to keep them safe yes and John. You're recently in Washington state in Seattle. Which is the site of one of the biggest outbreaks in the nation? Votes rate is where the first use case of corona virus appeared back in January. Now it has hundreds of cases dozens of deaths and no efforts to slow down. The Corona virus have have really largely. Shut down the entire Seattle area. It's not quite a ghost town but it's pretty quiet there all right so in this episode. We'll talk about all of that efforts to get tested for the virus up and running in Washington state amid the slow roll out of testing kits by the Federal Government. And how we can help people who might be the most vulnerable to the virus. Okay now before. We dive into some of the details from the week. What's the latest on the virus and it spread and I should say we're taping on Thursday morning and things are moving. Pretty fast they are they are. I mean just in the past twenty four hours. There have been some pretty dramatic developments and you can kind of feel a shift. In tone as the nation grapples with this president. Trump has this travel ban for visitors from Europe that he unveiled in an Oval Office address the NBA has suspended its season here in the US in Germany. You've got soccer leagues just playing to empty stadiums. Even Tom Hanks and his wife announced that they had corona virus. And so you can see as testing increases cases across the. Us are going up. There's this real sense that things are accelerating here and people are paying attention in a new way. Yeah and we should say that neither of US actually here in the studio with us right now. Yeah so I'm feeling sick with the kind of sickness that like normally you might sort of like you know take some cold drugs and go to work but like these days they say to stay home so I'm staying home will. I'm feeling fine but because I was around people who might have been exposed to the virus during the time I was reporting in Seattle I have been encouraged to stay home for a couple of weeks just to make sure I'm not contagious. So now I want to ask you. Oh I hear a dog. Yeah that would be. This is Bella. Bella Bella has been wanting to be on shortwave for most of my life. This was an opportunity and she sees did so John Yourself Quarantine Nell. You're keeping yourself home to make sure you don't get anyone sick. You're both so responsible. Thank you So John. We mentioned earlier that Seattle. It's the center of something called a community outbreak. There's a few of those right now in the US. Tell us what that means. All it really means is that the virus is spreading in the general population. Right so in Seattle you know the first case was brought in from China and then there were a bunch of cases related to a single nursing home but those are both sort of isolated. Now it's all over the place so while I was in Seattle. I saw the public health system stop focusing on tracing individual cases. Start looking at clusters of cases and they are also emphasizing community wide efforts to slow down the spread so that Seattle's response and hosts a little more of what it all looked like when you were there. He used to live in the Seattle area. And I never saw the traffic so light as I did the past ten days at rush hour on I five you know. It was a breeze and a couple of days ago I was. I was walking through Seattle's Chinatown the Pike Place Market. These are both big tourist areas and it was strangely quiet. A lot of the restaurants were closed. There were signs explaining that Kobe. Nineteen is the reason and I should also say people's behavior Seattle has changed You know they keep their distance. They wash their hands. I passed a couple of bars that were still open. And you could see people sitting there but it was every other barstool. Yeah our people trying to get tested for corona virus in Seattle. Yeah definitely I mean everybody wants to be tested in a whether the symptoms or not and the problem is it is really taken a while to set up the system to provide all that testing. And why is that? Well you know my my colleague. Richard Harris has been reporting on that and one reason he's found is that testing for the kroner virus. It's not that simple. You have to extract viruses from samples taken from patients. Then you have to use this device that creates lots of copies of the virus. Then you need another instrument that looks to see if the virus is a genetic match with the corona virus so this is something that is sophisticated lab can do but a doctor's office really can't and John. Why is testing so important with a couple of reasons is really important? It's how you pinpoint an outbreak. You need it for contact tracing because you have to know somebody has it to go and look for other people who might have got it from them and later on as as things spread it tells you which communities are getting infected that sort of the point where Seattle for instance is right now within Seattle. What areas is the virus showing up and finally it tells you what percentage of people who have symptoms actually have corona virus if percentage were to go up over time. It would tell you that you're not winning but the testing is what gives you clues that allows you to follow the spread phillies have a trail. You now what do you think about that? I think it's interesting. It's a different way of thinking about diagnostic testing than most people. Normally think about it. Like normally you feel sick you go to the doctor. And the reason you're getting a test is so the doctor can determine your treatment like maybe you have strep throat in that. Means you need antibiotics. But in this case we have no proven antiviral treatment against this new virus. We don't have vaccine. All the treatment is basically the same kind of supportive treatment you would give someone with another respiratory virus. So it's kind of weird situation. Where the testing that sort of everyone's clamoring for is really of most use for protecting the community and giving public health workers information about what they need to do on a community-wide basis rather than individual patient basis. Yeah and initially the CDC. It wasn't even permitting private labs and universities to do testing that dramatically reduced available capacity for testing. But that's changed recently right. It has and now certain labs so called high complexity labs are they are allowed to run their own tests. But that's not really actually the biggest problem. The biggest problem is setting up the system to collect samples for testing because they have to be sent in for a lab. You don't want people to sort of descend on some doctor's office or a clinic where they might spread the disease yet. You have to test a lot of people really quickly so one solution I saw. Seattle is What they call drive through testing. It's something that they used in Asia and the idea is that you can get tested for corona virus without leaving your car and I actually spent a morning watching this happen. I it was in one of these multilevel level. Parking lots you know next to a hospital in northwest Seattle. So the morning I was there a nurse named Jeff. Cates would walk up to each car. He was in full protective gear. You know with the disposable gown the Globes a clear plastic face mask and he would greet each person as they arrived by name. Jeff and then play health. Now we're going to be doing your swabs today. So he takes these these two swabs one from each nostril. Lean your head back with a little so you know he. He collects these samples and seals them up in plastic tubes and they will be processed by a lab. That's only a few miles away so we're going to be testing for flu. Ab IN SV when we're also testing for covert wriggles. Back to you as soon as we can. Thank you feel better soon now. Only healthcare workers are being tested his way right now but it's important because they're the people that are on the frontlines of fighting the virus and so you gotTa make sure they're not sick still they don't take the infection to other staff or patients in healthcare system. Also there has been talk of expanding this kind of drive through testing to for instance first responders who might have been in contact with somebody who had the virus and eventually even to
"john hamilton" Discussed on KGO 810
"All season two bags one stronger greener the one two punch Scotts turf builder triple action and fifty percent off a bag of Scotts turf builder alter at the home depot dealers get more done bus was last lecture by storm now back to on the go with John Hamilton on KGO eight ten okay it's me didn't even get into music all right we we mentioned in the bay area metro trail actuaries trails and it is an incredible thing that we have so many bay area and I really don't know anything about and that's a crying shame and Laura Thompson is the big honcho there she's the one that makes it all go along with some incredible people who volunteer their time Hey welcome to on the go Laura thank you good morning and good morning tea and a beautiful good morning to you there's not a part of the trail that isn't very beautiful we talking about getting away to the Tahoe rim trail but you're close by give us some background on when this idea of connecting the entire bay area by a trail started the census Kobe trial started over thirty years ago and it's an ambitious project to build a five hundred mile continuous trail along the shoreline in San Francisco Bay so it has been in the works for a while it's seventy percent complete so there's a lot out there to explore right now there's over three hundred and fifty miles that connect forty seven cities along the shoreline through our nine county bay area and even up on six of our toll bridge spans yeah even now it's incredible what's taken place now that exurb number of miles that are necessary to complete the complete the Raymond the trail all the way around the bay that's private land mostly oh no it's a combination of private and public lands what is so gradually that's being added as acceptable right the cities and park districts in the national parks state parks has lots of organizations that are contributing pieces to the trail and it's a great resource for people who want to get out there and walk or jog cycle blotch wheelchair riding commuting to work it's it's a place for people of all ages and abilities are questions allowed questions are allowed to question the question of course and we see them occasionally mostly in Marin county but for the most part as the cyclists and walkers I'm give us an example a couple of examples maybe three of places around the bay maybe down the peninsula maybe up in wine country then over in the East Bay that you feel a lot of people have go on this is their dirty just happen to be very very popular if you got three examples sure amazing hundreds yeah there's a lot of examples and I should say that I will highlight some but we have lots of opportunities for people to to see what's out there from our website at bay trail dot org but some of the more popular sections of start on the peninsula and the South Bay our longest continuous stretch of trail is between east Palo alto and San Jose and it's a wonderful part of the day you can get down to the Palo alto Valens to shoreline at Mountain View and behind Moffett field the really wonderful place to walk or ride your bike in the East Bay the Hayward regional shoreline is a great destination you can start at the Hayward shoreline interpretive center and walk or ride your bike through some restored wetland areas all the way to San Leandro I'd like to highlight Richmond Richmond has spectacular shoreline err you can walk or ride your bike all the way from point Isabel over to Miller Knox regional shoreline and part of that is a national park so you can learn about the Rosie the riveter shoreline there where boats were ships were built as part of World War two and so you you have a chance to go to the visitor center at that location I think so you know you're you're very close almost everywhere along the way is to restaurants and other things so as you're going in or coming off your clothes to places that you can enjoy a lunch or a dinner a breakfast this brings the point out about the joys the sheer joys that I share with you of walking a trail I can be all by myself I can be with loved ones be with wife husband I can be with my whole my whole family or just a whole bunch of friends and we all are enjoying a trail give us your feeling about that's right it's a great place to be with your friends and family the facial is a social.
"john hamilton" Discussed on KGO 810
"Handled in here John Hamilton on the go with you on KGO eight ten without further ado we go comparison shopping for cruises and hotels are cruise guy stored here on a yeah they're still aboard a cruise ship how lucky he is or just off are you in lander C. Stuart well it's nice to be home John got on this morning hello two seventy six behind me yes crews to seventy six people brag about being on their eight screws cars great there's a little minor difference or in the business so what are you at were you taken as today and one question of course is anyone from the cruise industry what are they saying about the current situation of the virus that by the way a week or two ago there you defined as a problem that was brilliant absolutely brilliant on behalf of the industry and more importantly your clients and then my listeners well it's it's an important situation and fortunately it's you know they're they're coming to the tail end of the two week quarantine and diamond princess and Yokohama unfortunately the you know because of the number of cases still being reported right now the U. S. government is vacuuming the U. S. passengers and they're coming to Travis Air Force base which I believe is between San Francisco and Sacramento and the bill be quarantine for unfortunately another two weeks Stewart about those cruise ships like that one specifically that has been a problem right because I've had people with the bar what happens to them how do they clean the ship up how does that inclusion is I mean the the crew were gonna be quarantine for two weeks to ship is gonna be taken out of service sailings are being canceled refunds and and other combinations are being made to currently booked or future book passengers and the ship is going to be thoroughly cleaned a eighty eight chanting ship that was in Hong Kong that was released with no cases of coronavirus was was released but it was taken out of service and is being given a thorough cleaning it's going to take some time but they will do it in the strip will eventually return service store sure on where to eat is there anywhere you recommend right now those people say I wanna go cruising I promised my wife you know an anniversary cruise and I'm what I'm worried about it if I knew I had was safe any recommendations absolutely I just got off a week in the carribean it was a wonderful we saw so many ships and so many people a while we're in port in the good thing is nobody was concerned people were having a great time of there were no issues and then I would definitely look at the carribean a look at the mix Mexican Riviera right now Panama Canal got some great opportunities ally I mean right there out of San Francisco John your you have your of seven ten and fifteen night sailings on grand princess but starting in March in the next week or next a few weeks corals coming coming up with Carl Americal sale affair Francisco and you know they've got four and five night sailings from three hundred and twenty nine dollars per person few weeks ago we talked about Kinard it at home jump in the July fifth Kinard Queen Elizabeth is gonna be doing three nights sailings from San Francisco to Victoria you could do a four night sailing from San Francisco to Vancouver and so to give you an idea of the three night on July the fifth is six forty nine the four night San Francisco on July the fifth to Vancouver is only four ninety nine have your say on old cruise you can do a sixteen I'd sailing on canard Queen Elizabeth from San Francisco into the inside passage all the way up to a courage beautiful cruise and it's only from twenty four ninety nine for sixty nights buttons the sailors were unavailable hi just just a week or two ago are there and so these prices we're hearing is being affected by this virus no no not at all it is nothing to do it and and I will tell you not to give you something that that is being changed row that will help California row Caribbean is is is repositioning ships away from Southeast Asia so one of the ships are going to be going to Australia which is their new spectrum sees but coming to Los Angeles not too far away celebrity cruises celebrity millennium is very sailing March April and may from Los Angeles on short cruises for five lines of Los Angeles we'll have details coming all right is what I.
"john hamilton" Discussed on KGO 810
"Truffles for while the crowd spinach artichokes if he buys discuss your veggies and his favorite combo room your champagne glasses with colored sugar to look like confetti cheese cake egg rolls will go fast so make plenty watch them all down with a red wine milkshake now that's a celebration whatever your party pleasure have a grand time enjoying the Oscars with friends and the red line for on the go with John Hamilton on KGO all that nice warm weather one of the most popular desert destinations in Scottsdale Arizona spokeswoman Laura Curci thinks this is a perfect time to come on down and visit welcome to on the go again Laura hi there John experience Scottsdale dot com headline to love this get inspired experience poor vacation inspiration in the Sonoran Desert okay Laura inspire us start with the attractions you offer there's so much to do in Scottsdale but I think the thing that really sets it apart is the Sonoran Desert it's so different from so many other places in the world it's actually the most last either in the world the people are surprised that it's far more clean and I think it will be and we've got more than two hundred and fifteen miles of trails just in the Nick Dallas norms reserve over three hundred miles for biking so it's just a perfect place to get outside enjoy are over three hundred days of sunshine a year so yeah that's really kind of the best you can actually have a lot of course we've got great art galleries in cultural attractions as well I'll Scottsdale into the as you go up in the upper desert I guess I'd be the Easter identical P. still around yes No I hope people bear the last round has not if that's what you're referring to U. K. or kitschy restaurant with where the character tied up but we do still have other great you know western eighteen the dining area that kind of put back as well yeah my time is up there somewhere probably burned out but it was it was one of the ties I met never forget walking in I mean that was the day I mean meats I mean that's where you ate meat meat will meet with a ski you were missed ski and you walk in and have these great big scissors Hey that's my die yeah and then they put it up on the ceiling does too bad they're gone when you go online but there's plenty of places to get your stake both interesting and mother so we may places now on October twelfth so obviously we do allow it part goes in state since one of the things that people think of when they think of doctor Allen Eric not all right and something for everyone with a lot of different types of food and we got more than nine hundred restaurants discussing we only have about two hundred thirty five thousand people in our city nine hundred restaurants they eat a lot Laura one activities are there for the various interests a bay area travelers outdoor sports hikes tours nightlife culture and lest we forget baseball spring training when teams and fans invade desert destination absolutely yeah on that note we had about fifteen teams are not about that we have train and the scrap steel in the area got so actually played host to three obviously okay let the San Francisco Giants but also used here is going to die back yeah come late February early March we're inundated with state and so I'm everyone kind of rolled out the red carpet for you guys but outside the ball games with age obviously our mail one of the main attractions that time of year I'm as much talking but you can go hiking but you can also take a hot air balloon ride on the eighteenth or take a Hummer tour in the dugout with a really cute about the feeling better than what you need in old town Scottsdale it's really well oriented produced walking around town barring a more than a hundred and fifty art galleries got some museum of the one that got to me via contemporary art new thing for us are we now six one right still on so people who online aficionado you are applying for a lot of people got a line it's not only not only a story because of the decline in there is not a good wine and are gonna start something new for okay finance it's amazing how wine is everywhere now and it's a good wine is is the wine makers that are coming over from all over the world and from here and creating something because we sure do like the wind Lee says northern California central California can I ask if you're going to Scott still old town and you get where a cowboy boots you got a cowboy boots where on convoy had where I'm absolutely what he spoke like a great place to go dates back to nineteen twenty nine used to be an old bank building and now they say they store the liquor in the fall or they used to store the money for their doctor quintessential restaurant bar with a swimming with indoor dollar bills is stable to the wall live music capital of the week it's it's a must now this is these guys and is always an event any special events coming up we do this to a major events for the year the waste management Phoenix open which is the only chance to cop turned out on the on the entire earth what and the bear taxing classic car auction on can now coming actually plug it also with this weekend so the next one but then we have a slew culinary events coming up really distinct vocals on the outdoors and again that you know three hundred plus days of sunshine yeah I know this being shoulder season in in the and you know tourist season hi any deals on your website by hotels and others or did to our hotels and others this offering them to our like for tours as well as rooms yeah we do a section on our website on the student council dot com which will instruct leaders how to get the best deals and I will take our absolute last month where so I would say if you get a little while before thank you the end of February you're going to get a little bit better hello and thank who are the yearbook Austin training deals in spring training packages available at spring training instructor dot com and then after spring training you'll you'll find very skilled throughout the next coming months well of course coming down the pike summer and a lot of people think summer it's too hot if your call if you're getting your we can discuss it and you get about sixty percent off for UK during peak season so you could say or see them for something like a hundred seventy nine dollars a night in the evenings are lovely the late evenings are beautiful sitting around the pool anyway okay so you got some deals give us that website for the spring training again spring training in Scottsdale dot com ring training in Scottsdale dot com and for just everything.
Cruise lines bar people with Chinese, Hong Kong or Macau passports from boarding as coronavirus spreads
"Now to our at Emory Sunday morning comparison shopping for hotels and cruises starting his office our crews guy Stewart here on Stuart this is a this is a complex situation right now for you particularly in your business but you're one of the great professionals in it or you wouldn't be on KGO what are you gonna give to to our listeners well I I guess it's it's some the the the basic information if it can be complicated so I'm gonna put it into a nut shell if the cruise industry as a whole is taking the coronavirus very seriously and doing everything they can to minimize impact two passengers on any future sailing for example if you're sailing on anyone or broker means brands row Caribbean celebrity Azamara for example if you have a China or Hong Kong or Macau passport you will be denied boarding you'll get you'll get a full refund but you will not be able to sail if you visited China Hong Kong or Macau within fifteen days of your sailing you will be denied boarding and if you visit if you if you attend if you fly through all Hong Kong for example you will be denied boarding very important to check the cruise lines websites to ensure that you're in full compliance and not a risk of being denied a refund yeah by the way the airline to because you need to get the information from them so you don't book a ticket into a place and they don't want to correct and but most of the other cruise lines right now or you are okay using a fifteen day time period when visiting any one of these regions whether you're from there or you visited there and the time of your cruise so I mean they're they're doing everything they can and so and your job as I mentioned to you earlier my wife and I are actually going on a cruise today you know out of out of fort Lauderdale we're going to the carribean you know some people father was nuts but there there's no reason for me to be concerned I'm going to wash my hands with the use open water I'm going to you know limit my personal person contact which is the same thing I would do in the case of a norovirus and I'm going to go and I'm going to go in you looking forward to having a nice time the weather in the carribean is in the seventies the seas are calm all the new ships are in and looking forward to enjoying Valentine's week with with my wife and our friend captains doing Gavin macleod is actually going to be on the sailing and were hoping to break the world the Guinness world record for the most of our rules are there any cruise ships what are they saying I mean when when you decide to go on this cruise did they say anything to you since the outbreak of this disease no I mean not nothing not nothing out of the ordinary I mean you know we if you know what's happening unfortunately with diamond princess in in Japan right now it's it's extraordinary it's it's never happened before and in all the years that I've you know in over thirty years I've been cruising it's it's unfortunate you know seventy five percent of the of the cabins on that ship have balconies so most people are getting you know fresh air and and sunshine wild you know the other you know twenty five percent have either ocean view or inside cabins those people are being taken out in groups and given some time outside the sars any better than this the other attorneys never reach this this person sars as far as everything is concerned I guess I just heard that and in fact I believe the death toll has exceeded sars at this point okay such a short period time but the point is that I wanted to make dramas it is important for people to feel confident that the cruise lines are going to change you know protect in the end do everything they can to ensure that the sailings or save the pastors and ships are safe and I would just avoid sailing in in Asia impact on the region cruise line just canceled all their Southeast Asia cruises through December
"john hamilton" Discussed on KGO 810
"Barbara Treadwell for on the go with John Hamilton on KGO okay then I'll will pick up go forty Niners it's going to be a game tell me so many people watching in here has anybody not going to be watching it L. B. bars are going to be full I don't know what you're planning to do but I will be planning to watch the forty Niners they go on to the Superbowl I know I'm going to a Superbowl party so so it better be them is just you know it's just not the same watching the Superbowl without your team minute but when your team is in it it takes on a whole different dynamic doesn't just amazing all right we're gonna try and get to one of our guests we got a a telephone problem you know years ago when I first got into radio going away that was a long time ago as we were a little radio station a little down and they used to tell us we used to go off the air just any time there was a lightning storm a bolt of lightning came near and the transmitter would go off and so I was told I said what do I say when when the transmitter goes off and then it comes back what I say say due to technical difficulties east of the Rocky Mountains we have a little technical difficulty going on anything to blame don't blame it on the don't blame it on anything but that could all radio Hey in the small market is still the same insure different in the big markets like AJ and all our stations here this is a big market fact I look out the window and the battery and Broadway are the very essence of radio and TV is ours San Francisco Bay Area there's so many stations all link into this one particular area I like the financial district you go down there and yes one financial well here you can't call letters here in call letters there here caller their call letters is this call filling time yes you know what I I know you know what I'm gonna do I'm gonna go on here and I'm gonna go to whether and I am going to do a fast run through just a minute okay with me everybody okay I would do this and then do this.
"john hamilton" Discussed on KGO 810
"Barbara Treadwell for on the go with John Hamilton on KGO I can see the giraffes across the tender move there's a lions and Tigers right behind them the dresser on running on one of the treasures available to us Marion is a fiery west is rampant in animals live in their natural habitat hello day tripping with some old horror abouts spending the night with them maybe dining in the wild after dieting because they are to is the voice of the animals welcome back to John Hammond on the go Aphrodite happy new years John happy new years to you and to all your your buddies out there everyone of them girls in Bali animals from Africa yeah absolutely gloriously adult admit that the body what I did the best you can see they're absolutely well let's let's do this because there's some never ever is always moving into the bay area for never ever describes the far west why it's such a popular bay area destination I like to call it just said now McFerrin Getty John right here in pine country there's more to do than just why the wind is absolutely wonderful with wildlife as well but we are the cinemas there and get the were an African wildlife preserve where you can actually go on safari you can pretend you're in Africa and you don't have to worry about the shot the ad jet lag and of course the cost of great getting to Africa it's like stepping into a different continent it's all instead of the it's all living color of acted wildlife how many acres four hundred four hundred and it's just not land I mean this is been chosen land the type that in to Africa right well if not all colleges are you getting this enormous they're getting what we call our bush it is rolling hills it's a big market out there on safari not bracket but and we have four wheel drive vehicles the animals live out in our acres as they would and they are they are where they are when they want to be there and that is the beauty of the party west you get a chance to see these exotic animals up close thank you may not have an opportunity to DO unless you had gotten that you do go to Africa describe the different different ways to experience the far west for families and friends that you can spend the night in the luxury safari glamping tanks you can pretend you're in Africa and when you spend the night you actually hear the sound the numbers there and get it you can go drawing on a safari and that's one of our authentic safari vehicles they're not cheap they're open air vehicles that were created especially for safari blast a we have a lot of those tied to the Far East you are right and why no Arafat is the V. I. P. safari look white J. seems great all yeah Bruce in buffalo we even have coming up in February our awhile jungle love the Far East Hey go a little slower what is a loves the fiery you learn all about the ins and outs of animal courtship if it isn't John it's only during February that we do this in honor of Valentine's day was and deserve rate I once had raided it the dell dump so I don't I course is also why the third of the safari New Orleans on that now that sounds absolutely fascinating what's the date again I'm a Valentine's day is for the very the fourteenth on the Friday you can do the Valentine package which is a little pricey there has a big luncheon a presentation and all that are you in and maybe can you just spoke of private safari I would you want a wild jungle love Bari and that's when you would go all into the into the fun facts about animal courtship you might even discover your inner animal of that particular how are you mean you could relate to one that some of us relate to one animal another relates to another well it's all about igniting wonder curiosity and you know what really when you come as the fight was over hoping for is compassion as well the audience fire while like that because you need to be a wildlife lover to come this is the sorry well yeah if it's having had my children and grandchildren there it is incredible place now we always have to **** particularly after such a romantic setting is any new babies on the way we are a leading facilities that we have a new baby well I would say every day but we have new babies all the time they're not expecting a giraffe at the moment but sometimes they can surprise me because the giraffe in the takes that is fifteen months before they give her Sir occasionally I will come to work in the morning and be surprised by the beautiful debate in the park but as we have all the time we have Lil degrees Cape buffalo every kind of though that this babies all the time because we are the animals are treated well by everything one of my so therefore we have a lot of reading going other quite happy well the thing about Jurassic I think is a reason they take so long to finally have a have the baby is the babies are so huge when they come out and they fall out you know the is that that wall is a kind of a rude awakening as long way down yeah baby is the sixty drop for a baby giraffe think about the thank you it's true now we have to go back in for just a minute because you've talked about some some events coming up but are there others way off in the distance at that are also kind of falling in with the various seasons of the year we always have yeah we we do we celebrate the seasons John we have I think about it starts out with Valentine's day then it goes to Easter this is our traditional hunt for the hair which is blast your children and then we have mothers day fathers day we leave we do all this season celebration during the year and then the ones that really how do I they were passionate floor RD like Thursday it's a very critical for us in this world bridal.
Boeing 737 Max chief to retire amid executive shuffle
"Kharaldine. Chief Engineer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. John Hamilton is resigning from the company. Hamilton was most notably most recently known and as the person who was sitting next to Dennis Muilenburg when he was on Capitol Hill for a couple of congressional hearings and he was asked a number of questions about engineers ears or employees at Boeing expressing concerns about the development of seven thirty seven Max so again John Hamilton. Chief Engineer for Boeing Commercial. Airplanes is is resigning. The company says he planned to retire last year. He pushed it off. They said to work on helping. Get the Max back his departure now. The latest executive to to leave the company as they continue to wrestle with the seven thirty seven. Max
Schiff yet to decide how to vote on impeachment
"California Democrat and house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff this morning said he has not decided whether he will vote to impeach the president I certainly think that the evidence has been produced overwhelmingly shows serious misconduct by the president but I do want to hear more from my constituents I want to hear more from my colleagues this is not a decision I will be making a long shift has been leading the impeachment
U.S. Travel Ban Disrupts The World's Largest Brain Science Meeting
"In Chicago this week a meeting attracted more than twenty five thousand brain scientists the number would have been higher if president trump's travel ban didn't keep out some international scientists and here's John Hamilton reports on how these are problems affect researchers whose work spanned international borders the society for neuroscience meeting is the largest event of its kind in the world and researchers come from just about everywhere my name is Mutu chip and I'm from Taiwan the university of photos the young girl and I am from Korea most scientists present their work in an exhibition hall the size of several football at a designated time and place they unfurled their posters and field questions look a fuzzy is a doctoral student in Germany he grew up in it Jan focusing on the role of potassium channels in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis but if you posters at this year's neuroscience meeting arrived without their authors I stopped by a poster from Hamid reminiscent PhD student in Germany he's not there instead a researcher from Boston name Raymondo biases explaining Ramaz imports apps he wanted to come here to get a percent his work and he wasn't able because he's because it was a night the reason rumors and poor holds a passport from Iran one of seven countries included in the president's current travel
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"Clinic radio health minute I'm Dennis still teachers try their best to clean surfaces but kids put their hands in all kinds of places pediatrician doctor alpha roshei green says kids are not the only creatures filling up classrooms for another school year don't forget about the germs you've got kids who haven't been around each other all summer so I'm gonna have a little cold so I have the Sniffles you put them all in the same room and you can have a lots of kids with colds and Sniffles or the flu or the eels from any number of infectious pathogens to reduce the risk doctor roshei green suggests a different kind of homework and washing lessons simply what hands and running water warmer cold apply so openly either well Scrabble surfaces backs to hands wrists between fingers and under fingernails for at least twenty seconds then drive making sure they're washing their hands several times a day are usually easing an alcohol based hand sanitizer to make sure that they're reducing the number of germs there on services for more information talk with your doctor or visit Mayo Clinic that'll work. now that I'm with John Hamilton I'd KGO eight ten. Berkeley repertory theatre better known as Berkeley wrapped is one of the theatrical treasures of the bay area at Berkeley Rep dot org its mission statement. offers ambitious theater.
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"Twenty first by returnable for on the go with John Hamilton on KGO asin you Johnny make a liar well there is ballet and there is the human ballet led by said you have to feel former prima ballerina now artistic director the true and is about to begin its twenty fifth season here in the bay area and other places too what is very special about this company it performs where most of us live East Bay San Francisco peninsula with the crystals ballet also performing in Carmel so yeah welcome back to John Hamilton on the go thank you John great to be here says that we that was the best music we could figure because you're gonna have to explain why Johnny Cash in a in a minute we'll talk about it well congratulations on the moon ballet's new home in San Francisco thank you were very excited will be moving in later in September so right around the corner that's going to be after all the years in San Francisco the it's a beautiful location and it looks what what will that benefit you mostly well will always be assured of having rehearsal space and office space because with rents skyrocketing and a lot of ballet studio getting turned into condominiums in San Francisco space is at a premium and so in this way were actually preserving studio space for ourselves but also other organizations are already reaching out to us saying please can I write your space with that absolutely when we're not in there working we can rent it out to other dance companies that they need space because it's really it's disappearing in San Francisco well this one is even more of a treasure of the Santa Cisco bay area now give us a hint that the shmoo in ballet is a valley with a difference Johnny Cash Dave Brubeck will be among the features in dance series one what's in store for starting next month doesn't that sound fun as well like our founder Michael community never shied away from using any kind of music that inspired him and he did not shy away from the Beatles or Gershwin or Sinatra and so this is really right up our alley I'm very pleased with one of our alums rex Wheeler who's creating this piece to the music of Dave Brubeck and were part of the Brubeck centennial next year Dave would have been one hundred so there's a big celebration going on for the the year before and after his his anniversary so we're happy to be a part of that but rex really captures though he never worked at Michael's new and she really infuses Michael's spirit with his choreography he understands the musicality she understands the humor the tongue in cheek teasing and it's it's just gonna be fantastic I'm thrilled with what Rexy creating and then it's a real honor for us to be doing the work of James could tell god who was the former artistic director of the national ballet of Canada he is a renowned international choreographer and so we are doing the work of James screw delta and this is the piece to the music of Johnny Cash and that's called the man in black six songs that he things and you know it really it really talks about the grit and determination of the people that cash things about so it's it's a it's a piece for for dancers only three men and one woman but each of the last week my dancers have been in the studio in their cowboy boots well this gives you a sense that the shroom ballet is a little different than what you might think ballet is and yet it's all ballet because it is it is an incredible business well it's just physical and it's.
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"More of on the go with John Hamilton the rule so there good morning you know I like deals right yeah yeah you and I both like yes we do our I I got to say about that the I'm in Orlando I did my twelve year old for a land of for the weekend yeah because we've got we've never been to sea world and aquatica so we've got this hotel that there's a there's a group of hotels that are right next to sea world and one of the Holiday Inn express a brand new hotel listen this deal it's from we got it for eighty eight dollars a night free use hot buffet breakfast they have woods and yogurts and fruit pancakes and they were soon they're eating for at least an hour maybe an hour and a half you can walk to sea world in aquatic or they have a free shuttle are they give you a but they called it's called a quick few and so you get this for free at the hotel and you don't have to wait on the line so we were doing roller coaster of the roller coaster that they were our way and we are right that the phone line included for free ten percent off all your meals you get and we get in right away not the way the line together all of this for eighty eight dollars but not that now it now if you buy the quick kill it's twenty dollars per person thank you for people in the room that's eighty dollars worth a quick you the practices were probably ten to fifteen dollars a person so basically they're paying you to stay at the hotel I need this deal is amazing so we've got that on the site and also we've got I'm how inexpressive is they got new hotels all over the country especially during a road trip they've got these all over in in in in many states the brand new they have this free breakfast included could stay for free up to nineteen years old and the end of this unlimited breakfast and a great hotels really comfortable beds and great pillows and most of them are running right around a hundred dollars a night last so really phenomenal deal now I also promised to we're gonna talk about going to help us do it out a little bit and talk about some hotels and cruises I'm out of South Florida let's start with Miami if you're not a port of Miami lot of people like to stay on South Beach right on the ocean lots to do their lot of great restaurants a lot of great entertainment we've got the red South Beach hotel which is right in South Beach it's on the store Collins Avenue locked in the ocean are they just went for a multi million dollar renovation and we've gotten up to fifty five percent off the rate of ninety four dollars a night for a great hotel okay and we've also got the US general Colin my email which is another story area I'm very close to retake the ships out of and we got a special deal there which is about twenty to thirty percent off from seventy dollars a night every god for a lot of help if you're going out to try to find out of port Everglades you've got the Bonaventure resort and spa twenty to thirty percent off about a hundred eleven dollars a night all right PGA golf courses right there for diamond yes now I did we talked a lot about the Florida this morning however know where you're going in the world you can find out do some comparison shopping if you go to get a room dot com that to get a room dot com telephone number eight hundred hotels eight eight hundred hotels a thanks Bobby.
Subtle Differences In Brain Cells Hint at Why Many Drugs Help Mice But Not People
"Researchers say a new study reveals why drugs that work in mice often fail in humans NPR's John Hamilton reports on a study published in the journal nature scientists compared brain tissue taken from the cortex of mice and humans in both species there were seventy five different types of cells and overall the cells were remarkably similar but a close look found some important differences one involved the way cells respond to serotonin under a transmitter that affects mood Christophe **** of the Allen institute for brain science as the receptors for serotonin are on different cell types in mice and people if you want to develop and tag the targets a specific receptor these differences really matter **** is the new research should make it easier to do studies on mice that hold up in
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"With John Hamilton KGO okay that means one thing farmer Treadwell with a favorite food fine we're going to well stay tuned because barber is coming up there is I'm sorry all the giants Bobby are you there John good morning I apologize I got a little early so I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna get your mind off everything it take you to beautiful Boston time in a year now and specially the fall time coming up with patriots trail rated this song who they are but it's usually very expensive but of course we've got deals right and and we got a deal at the Fairmont Copley plaza this is one of my favorites it's it's a historic hotel actually opened in nineteen twelve and they just put twenty million dollars into it recently it's a historic landmark beautiful elegant hotel we've got fifteen to twenty five percent off the rates all the way through the end of the year it's about mid two hundred dollar night rains the set of three to four hundred so really good deals there and like this one in early because Boston will tend to get sold out especially as we get into the fall period now also getting a lot of demand for Chicago and we've got a nice still the Godfrey hotel Chicago this is a very upscale modern hotel centrally located we've got fifteen to twenty percent off the rates from ninety eight dollars a night including free wifi in the rooms are also getting a lot of demand for Washington DC we've got the two nice deals there one of the on the shore and I I think it's been awhile since we talked about the hotels but now he's got about sixty hotels they're all for store they're beautiful of properties at the locks and and really great values we've got fifteen to twenty five percent off from one twenty nine at night it's centrally located in Washington DC right by would be park and not just a great property with lots amenities free wifi and much more when I go ahead one more minute okay we also the Phoenix park hotel which is right by the U. S..
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"For on the go with John Hamilton on KGO all right the time is a nine thirty nine on well it's a foggy a bit of a fog in the San Francisco along the coast but it's going to be beautiful in the sixty seventies well probably seventy today's in land so it's great day to get out and about one of my favorite things is by the way this called Phil I'm returning get our next guest and the thought was on the trail get on a trail today I great to be great booster in walking a trail I don't care where there's asphalt or well better still is the course dirt night dirt trail rolling through the woods and aren't so beautiful we got so many we've got thousands of miles of trails right here in the bay area if you live in San Francisco of course nothing like the Embarcadero but what you many people don't even realize the around the bay is it in San Francisco along the Embarcadero if you go to the ferry building go to the back of the ferry building and you'll see all the ferry buildings that's when they leave from for many spots around the bay keep walking past the ferry building and just go straight down and then you'll be forced to girl laughed and then go left and then you come back up to the Embarcadero street which a lot of the people running and screaming in the cars going by and so on but you you turn to go back down toward San Francisco Bay and then you turn left and you walk along there and then you do another laugh and you go up and that's with more ferry buildings are there more fairies are and it's just really it's kind of exciting it's a wonderful trail then of course is all the trails of the bay area rim trail now that you can get on and off and many many places around the bay it actually pieces of it are already in all nine counties of the bay area so if you haven't got anything special to do today that could be special for you to to do that let's see I was not really prepared to film but I will because I it's my job to fail and me see let's see here some Americans relate to travel experiences to others this surprise me new research has revealed that as many as fourteen percent of Americans have lied to someone about going on vacation and the top reason being because they're embarrassed they're wanting to seem well traveled and they may be wanting to impress someone along with one in seven lying about destinations they've traveled to two thirds of Americans who have been on vacation have also lied about their experiences the most common untruths are the weather how it was fantastic or it was terrible quality of accommodation we were in the five star four star hotel and amount.
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"Bark Everton is spokesman for visit Oakland. Welcome to John Hamilton, the Goldmark. John. It's great to be back with you. Yes. It is to be with you. Now last year's Oakland. Art Munt was so popular it's back with the vents throughout may give us a and we'll get to that big event coming up give us examples of what taking place. What makes art month this year? So exciting is that the city of Oakland has launched the first cultural development plan in thirty years. And the theme of that is belonging and we wanted to kind of bring a team along and to Oakland months. So we've got a variety of activities going on. There's a queer California film series going on at the Oakland museum of California. And they're launching California. Untold stories in the month of may we've got not one but two Cinco de mayo activities when we can chat more about that. There was an Armenian food festival and creek Susta both going on in the middle of may. So there's really a white gamut of great activities for people to come and visit Oakland women sound festival. That's one then you've got comedy in Oakland at spicy monkey. That's a restaurant, right? Yes. By smokey is up in the uptown district. And it's. It's a really interesting restaurant. So it's a great place to come grab a bite to eat and listen to some stand up comedy. Yeah. The women sound off. That's just that could be very interesting a festival, no less. It is. It's goes on for several days. We've also got Oakland symphony doing very special event this year, they're doing west side story, which is the first time they've done that. So that brings back great memories for a lot of us. And don't forget the happy our crews on the base. So you can board one of the cruise ships and just take off around the bay for a little bit. Correct. Yeah. I think I think Hornblower is offering that and also the Potomac FDR's floating. White House is also going to be doing some evening cruises in the month of may here's one that could be really interesting where street art, meet digital art. Yeah. That's an exciting kind of combination. And we're seeing more and more of that they Navarre issue. Now a lot of the burning man or in creations come out of Oakland. So there's an amazing amount of creativity. That goes on in west Oakland in a lot of the artists community, and it's an exhibit in as you know, we did a mural festival last year. So a lot of our street art is exhibited in Urals and also digital is is everywhere, and again is becoming increasingly popular one of the biggest events will be, of course, Ching-Kuo Demayo, what's going to be taking place, whereas gonna be etc, etc. Etc. But we got two of them. So we have Tanko Demayo on may fourth in London square. And so that will be a very cool fun celebration. And for a lot of people coming across the bay great stick to fairy the fairy will go from the ferry building straight into check London square, and then they can come and enjoy that and actually on. Cinco de mayo. There is a very large festival going on down in the fruitvale area. And bail is really the home of of that Cinco de mayo celebration for Oakland. And so it's a great opportunity to your visitors to go down, and they can easily get down there by taking Bart getting off of the fruitvale station that puts them right in the heart of fruitvale, and then it's a great afternoon of wandering and dining and snacking and listen to music. Yeah. A visit Oakland dot com. You'll get all sorts of information great stuff on there. But let's go back to that that destination shopping, it's entertainment. Tell us about about that incredible area that now has a place called as Albery Bezerra, our our producer and the people that were pre preceding me on the show. We're talking about a place called planks tell us about this. It must be extraordinary. It's amazing plank is right down to check on square for for people that remember the Barnes and noble the very large bookstore. They took that over about three years ago and converted it into just a really fun place to go and bring friends and family. It's bowling alley. But it's also got I probably forty or fifty TV's in an outside bar and botchy ball and all kinds of outside games and gone there with clients. I did my my daughter's one of her teenage birthday parties there. It's just a fabulous. Place for a white variety of people in the white Brady of uses. You know, one of the things that people that don't have been do Oakland or rarely is college avenue is is just one restaurant after another, and it's truly one of the really interesting places to visit when you're hungry, and you better make a reservation for a lot of them because they are extremely popular. But it really college avenue. I am I've got the right avenue right college. Yes. You do. Yeah. Amazing and kind of the the what by sex right in the middle of the rock ridge Bart station. So for people that are that are that are traversing the bay taking part. It's an easy. Stop to get all that at Lockridge when you come out of the station, you can either go north or south and both directions on college are fun to stole and wonder, and there's all kinds of restaurants and bars and flower shops, and you've got everything from from talk arenas like cactus to to Ben in Knicks. And and all of that does. And so you've got a wide range of. Of you know, kind of bar food or you can get very fancy food at at all about there's a there's a beer baron. That's opened up on that street, and the golden squirrel, which was Barclays for a number of years is a fabulous place. And I think they got I don't know probably seventy five beers on tap. So it's just great place to go into wander, especially with the weather getting beautiful and the and the sunsetting later great place to go for a stroll on experience. Now, you mentioned Bart. And of course ferry service. You also mentioned are there are those both good certainly to get to Gaul Javan, your Nola of all of the restaurants. But also for the other events are they near Bart station. So that Bart is a good destination all over the bay. And of course, very service from where that would be basically San Francisco, right? Yeah. The ferry currently we have fair is that run from Alameda, and Oakland, but they also run to sell. San Francisco always point Mary ones, go to the ferry building. And then they also go up to forty one. So from the fisherman's wharf area, and it's kind of you know, kind of untold the secret and that every bar train go throw Clinton. So there isn't a bar trainer. Runs anywhere in the bay area. That doesn't at some point passer woke Linden. Has a phenomenal number of stations. Whether you're going to advance down, the call Siham or you're going to fruitvale like we talked about or downtown Oakland to go to the FOX or the paramount able to go to first Fridays. It's easy to get off at nineteen three part station. If you're going to the Oakland museum of California to go and experience, the the queer California exhibit that they're launching. And then they're also doing an exhibit later this fall on burning man. Art, would you'll be the first time that burning man or will be exhibited outside of burning man for a lot of us that don't want to spend a week in in on the Playa to great way to go and experience out right next to the lake Merritt art station. Clearly, a correct way to get throughout all of Oakland. All right, Mark, Everton, Jacqueline in square, etc. Etc. Etc. And the main thing for you to do the pied out more what's going on during this month long celebration? But all the time is.
Report finds few seniors are getting routine memory checkups
"A new report finds most seniors in the US are not being screened for cognitive problems that could reveal Alzheimer's disease. Here's NPR's John Hamilton, the report comes from the Alzheimer's Association, and it found it just sixteen percent of seniors say they are getting regular assessments have memory in thinking during routine health checkups JoAnne pike of the Alzheimer's Association. Says one reason is that primary care doctors often skip the assessment unless a patient mentions a cognitive problem usually what we're seeing. That physicians are waiting for the senior to bring any concerns to them a cognitive assessment. Usually, take several minutes and primary care. Doctors say they often don't have the time during regular visit just forty seven percent of doctors say they routinely screen older patients for cognitive problems, but Medicare considers it a required component of an annual
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Racial differences in Alzheimer's disease unveiled
"Relatively little about whether Alzheimer's disease is manifested in a identical way in underrepresented groups such as African Americans or not. Asians so Morris and a team of researchers have been reaching out to the African American community in Saint Louis and that effort led to a study that included one hundred seventy three black participants as well. As more than one thousand whites. More says about a third of all patients were in the early stages of dementia. So we set out to see if the disease process seems to be the same in both racial groups. The study used brain scans and samples of spinal fluid to look at the biological hallmarks of Alzheimer's, amyloid, plaques and tangles made up of proteins called tau Morris says blacks and whites were no different. When it came to plaques. However, the towel proteins were notably different spinal fluid from African Americans contained lower levels of tau protein. And yet these lower levels do not appear to indicate a lower risk of Alzheimer's in a black person the way, they do in a white person Morris says the finding which appears in the journal JAMA neurology could be a big deal. It implies. That the biological mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease may be very different in racial groups. And if so the way we tried to diagnose and treat may be race dependent Morris says a biological difference might also help explain why African Americans appear more likely to develop Alzheimer's. The study was accompanied by an editorial from Lisa Barnes a researcher at rush university. In Chicago Barnes says she's excited that the research was done at all. However, she says the results need to be confirmed by a study that includes many more African Americans and that will be a challenge when you try to go to populations that have been sort of marginalized and abused by past research. It becomes very very difficult Barr. Says one way to increase the numbers is for research centers to work together on studies. If we start to pull our numbers together, we'll be able to do more than just one center along. And burns says researchers will also have to reach out to groups that have been hesitant to take part in scientific studies. We really need the minority communities to be involved as well. And to really have a voice, and what we're finding and to really walk this path with us. You know, we can't do it by ourselves Barnes hopes. The new study represents a step toward better collaboration. John Hamilton, NPR news.
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"For favorite food. Find. Here's Barbara Treadwell when art and food intersect you find yourself in cafe Asia, the Asian art museum in San Francisco while visiting the museum we took a break to have lunch in the cafe on the first floor, which was a delicious experience the menus, look like a trip around the far east and the atmosphere is spacious and inviting I chose the coconut curry noodle soup, which was warm and satisfying. It was a bowl full of savory broth with tofu mushroom. Spinach. Radish basil, micro, grains, and glass rice noodles chopsticks and spoon at the Reddy ice lurked up all the goodness. And vowed to return to this dining room often. It is even possible to dine at the cafe without purchasing a museum and this ticket which makes it a great local spot to enjoy Sunday. At the museum is a transformed. Cafe experience. Overseen by chef Dookie, Hong in partnership with local tea and Presario Andre Chow, and then ten of Boba guys the style of eating here rivals other Asian restaurants in the area, and we'll leave your appreciating art in many forms. Barbara Treadwell fro undergo with John Hamilton on Caja. Oh, yeah. Well travel insurance to have for your next trip or not to have to delve into this. Megan Friedman spokeswoman for the US TI, that's not states travel insurance company..
Scientists Find A Brain Circuit That Could Explain Seasonal Depression
"It's the shortest day of the year. And this is also a time of year when a lot of people feel down or depressed. Now, scientists think they have new information on why short days lead to such dark moods. NPR's John Hamilton has the story about one in five adults gets the winter blues or a more serious problem called seasonal affective disorder. But scientists haven't been sure whether a lack of daylight is really to blame San Mateo tar is a researcher at the National Institute of mental health. People have always wondered if even the effect of flight and depression are true skeptics wanted to know how could light coming in through the is mess with brain circuits involved in mood says there hasn't been a good answer. Until now, it's completely novel is completely new and people have completely missed it. The answer involves research that began in the early two thousands. When he was at Johns Hopkins University back then most scientists. I thought that when light struck the retina only, two kinds of cells responded rods and cones, but a tars team was pretty sure there were other light sensitive cells people used to laugh at us. If we say there are other photoreceptors distinct from Roseanne cones in the retina skeptic, stop laughing when the team discovered a third kind of photoreceptor, these cells responded to light. But they didn't seem to help us. See their most obvious function was keeping the brain's internal clock in sync with changes in daylight and Tatar says many scientists assume that this function also explained seasonal depression. People thought that the only reason you get mood problems is because your clock is misaligned ATar was pretty sure there was a better reason. And after years of searching, he found one in September Khatar's team published a study of mice suggesting a direct pathway between the third kind of photoreceptor and brain areas that affect mood when the cells were present artificially shorten days caused a mouse version of depressed. On the other hand, if you remove those cells with genetic tools, the depression like symptoms go away that's Jerome saints. A researcher at Brown University sains wasn't involved in our study. But he was so intrigued by the result that he decided to look for a similar brain circuit in people. We studied young adults. We put them into an MRI machine in measured functional MRI signals all the participants were exposed to different levels of light. This allowed the team to identify brain areas. Receiving signals from the retinas special photo receptors Saint says two of these areas were way up in the front of the brain. It's interesting because these areas seem to be the areas that have been shown in many studies to be involved in depression and other affective disorders saints team presented their research at the society for neuroscience meeting in November and summer Khatar's says the finding appears to be the last piece. In a complex puzzle. Now, you have his circuit that, you know, you're I is influencing your brain to affect moods. If so it would explain how shorter days make people sad. Now at our says, he has a new question, why would evolution producer brain that works? This way. You will understand why you would need lie to see. But why do you need like to make you happy? We're not plants. Why do we need like to make us happy on? Why do we need high intensity light to make us happy Petar has no idea, but
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"Allies. Scientists are offering a new explanation for seasonal depression. NPR's John Hamilton reports on two studies exploring the link between light and mood. Both studies found evidence of a direct pathway between cells in the retina and brain areas that make happy or sad. These retinal cells aren't involved in vision. Instead they monitor daily. Late exposure and help synchronize the brain circadian clock summer ATar, the nationalist to the mental health says together the studies appear to explain how shorter days can lead to problems like seasonal affective disorder. Now, you have this circuit that, you know, you're I is influencing your brain to affect mood. Atar is an author of one of the studies which looked at mice. A second
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"To on the go with John Hamilton on K G, O Acheson. Shania yanni. We're going to be talking about very soon. I I e everywhere you hear it. See there are Norma, and we're going to get into that right after Bob Diener and get a room dot com. A room. Wow. Hello. Hello. We've got some deals today. I figured as much. Well, you know, we're getting closer and closer to Christmas. Yeah. Out of school and people have time off, and they want to go somewhere, nice and warm and and going from stroll rides and in Orlando a lot of a lot of people in the bay area headed out to Orlando over Christmas and new year. So we've got a couple of really good deals. One is at the Koreb Royal and this is all suite hotel. You get a huge one bedroom suite. It's on a huge tropical area on fifty three acres. It's just a couple miles from Disney. We've got fifteen to twenty five percent off the rates to one nineteen tonight for huge one bedroom suite now, also there's something new going on in Disney. If he stayed at Disney hotel there it's called Disney extra magic, and they have longer hours for those that staying at the hotel so the park closed. Everybody's gotta leave and you get to stay there. Which is great because the crowds are less and find the best deal going to Wyndham late pointed vista.
This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction
"Was caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. But Dr Vikram row of the university of California at San Francisco says that idea is outdated a more modern conception is thinking of depression as a circuit dysfunction. Meaning that there's something about the way cells in the brain are talking to each other. That is not quite right. So researchers have been trying to identify those faulty circuits and make them work better. One approach is called deep brain stimulation, which delivers pulses of electricity to a specific area in the brain Kristen sellers, a postdoctoral researcher who works with row says the trick is to stimulate an area that has a really good connection to the malfunctioning circuit the way that I. I like to think about it is we're trying to get onto a highway and there's a lot of different on ramps to find the right on ramp sellers row in the team of researchers studied twenty five people with severe epilepsy. These people were in the hospital awaiting surgery and had wires inserted into their brains to help doctors locate the source of their seizures, many of them also had symptoms associated with depression. The researchers used the implanted wires to stimulate different areas in the brain and sellers says they got an immediate response when they stimulated an area called the lateral orbital frontal cortex or o f c what we found was that consistently stimulation in the lateral OFC was improving nude in symptomatic patients, and as researchers increased the stimulation the effect on mood became more pronounced seller. Says one woman in the study described the change as it happened. She said something to the extent of wow, I feel a lot better. What did you guys? Do. The OFC is located behind the forehead and above the eyes and sellers colleague Vikram. Rows says it offers an ideal on ramp to the brain networks involved in depression. It does seem to be across roads for connecting many different brain regions that have been implicated in regulating our mood. Rouse's stimulating this area seems to make circuits worked better if they are faulty to begin with only the people who had symptoms to start. With improve their mood, which suggests that perhaps the effect of what we're doing is to normalize activity that starts off abnormal as opposed to non specifically elevating mood. The new study which appears in the journal current biology is just the latest to suggest that deep brain stimulation can help relieve depression, this is other piece in a very complicated puzzle. Dr Helen Maiburg helped pioneer the use of deep brain stimulation for depression more than a decade ago. Now, she directs the center for advanced circuit therapeutics at the Mount Sinai health system in New York, maybe says the new study offers strong evidence that stimulating the NFC can improve the mood of a person who is feeling depressed. But he doesn't show whether the effect is lasting. And she says it doesn't answer an important question. What happens if you did this and people who actually had failed every kind of treatment for major depressive episode in our chronically ill Maiburg says she's been able to help about eighty percent of these patients. My stimulating a different area. The brain one that happens to share many connections with the FCC John Hamilton NPR
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"This from all those fires up north. I couldn't believe that. The fires are reaching up into Oregon. I mean, not the fires but the smoke is just traveling everywhere. Well, rain may be by Tuesday. All right. Amilton here. And the purpose of me being doing anything is figure out where the vapor is that I was supposed to have anyway. Oh, there it is. All right. Hello, John Hennessy. John Hamilton here on the go with you on cagey. Oh, beautiful lovely luscious ninety. Nine. Oh, six AM on a bench. Beautiful above all, this fog and clouds, clear skies up about where the airplanes are going. All right. We're all about travel and leisure. We do all sorts of different things on this show. But it's all related to travel and leisure. What you do when you're not working. It's all about traveling on these you're it's a wonderful show to have. We're going to be coming up with Cirque. All God circ. It's back in town. We'll be talking about it soon right now, let's to hotel tips and deals which are now this is very important. And I know that lots of listeners that have been listening to this show for a long time love these two people, and it's all because they've got really tips and deals they've been on with me for over twenty five years on this show on beautiful cagey. Oh, and is all about giving you tips and deals that you can then go out and comparison shopping, and of course, that's two or cheer on who is our hotel guy. I, sir. Hey you. Yeah. Well, foggy smoke. Are. You calling me the hotel guy. No, I meant cruise guy. I lied. I just wanted to see if you're listening. Maybe you're distracted. You know, the what? That's. Cruise ship in port. You did this last week? Well, our regular one the one that has the bay area's. But it's not sitting at in port. It's. Is being dry-cleaned. Isn't it something? I mean right there with. Miss that. I'll tell you the fog here is really something. It's just a whole right down where I came from. You could hardly see across the fairway is a good thing. But I did want to share that. I did get off cruise two hundred and sixty yesterday morning. Mark. Something which is the largest ship in the world. So we got a chance to go out and sail on. A couple of Nassau the Bahamas and the weather's incredible. And actually still finding some very good skills out typically when her sister ship about the Liza's you couldn't get on. Dollars. Now. Courtship spirit, some great deals either Fort Lauderdale airport Canaveral which is near Orlando. Police nine hundred and forty nine dollars per person per week. Most of you balconies, I cheated the twelve to thirteen hundreds. And when we were NASA, we did see carnival oldie saw NFC which down, and it's amazing. The two hundred thirty thousand township down onto one hundred ten or a hundred and fifty and they look like lifeboats. But the Caribbean. John for the coming up now all the ships are in our region blesses back in Miami. So the point is that there's lots of ships out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale doing the eastern and western Caribbean longer. Staling spill ten to fourteen nights from you know, finding finding bills from under four hundred dollars or five hundred dollars on a lot of these ships, including the holiday barracas going to have their new new star. Dan was gonna be making her way over tomorrow celebrity cruises brand new celebrity edge is gonna rise before Lauderdale. So there's tons of options, and it's very worthwhile to file year because the the Caribbean is certainly a lot different than next career. Oh, yeah. Which you know, flying leaving out of let's say, Los Angeles. You don't have ten nights. I mean, there's seven hundred dollars. You can get on a on a. San Francisco to the Mexican video. I mean, there's plenty of them in in January, for example. And then if you only have a leak, and you wanna do Mexico. I mean, Los Angeles, it's got to port San Pedro. And as well as on pizza. Yeah. Get him for you know, four to five hundred dollars. I'd had Long Beach and. I thought the two ports with a say exactly the same location. Rich. Oh, but the ships over the bridge. Okay. There you go. But it's very easy to you know, to to get to, you know, the Long Beach are using like next to the Queen Mary. And it's just it's it's it's obviously, it's very easy. But there's just so many, you know, incredible opportunities, and you know, looking into the better training. You know, we we look at the ten to twelve nights aliens. But plenty of opportunities for the listeners down to seven lights. You can either cats ship in Barcelona in from seven nights in the Mediterranean starting in may is probably around eight ninety nine it's pretty nice. Well, you know with this. We're getting into our winter quote, quote, unquote winner every time we look at the mid or the television shows is what's going on in the east. We we say this winter anyway, we are getting our winter. And as such, you know, beginning to look at places to go to the warmer and get away from what rain we do get. But it's, you know, the fog and all so I would expect you beginning a lot of calls pretty soon. This time of year. Correct. This time of year for the next several months, whether is absolutely delightful with all the ships are going to be fighting for your vacation dollars above. That's good. That's good. It'd become well, you always have good competitive rates. So that's that's good. Now. Here's what I want you to do to find out more about again, go go check the rates out. And then decide where you want a book.
Neuroscientists Debate A Simple Question: How Does The Brain Store A Phone Number?
"In mind for just a few seconds? These bits are stored in something called working memory. And Earl Miller of the Massachusetts Institute of technology says this type of memory affects just about everything the brain does working memory is the sketch out of your mind. It's the contents of your conscious thoughts. It's how you hold thoughts in mind. Are you deliberate over thoughts? How you choose when the act or not act and Christos constantinidis from Wake Forest university says that's not all working memory is a core component of higher cognitive functions like planning or language or intelligence, the two scientists agree about the importance of working memory. But they disagree about how it works at the society for neuroscience meeting each was presenting research that supports their position constantinidis backs. What he calls the standard model which has been around for decades. It says that when we need to remember a phone number neurons in the front of the brain start firing and keep firing. And it is this persistent activity of neurons in the prefrontal cortex that allows you to maintain this information in memory. So if those neurons were to stop firing that that number would go way precisely but Earl Miller says it's not that simple. His team used the latest technology to study clusters of neurons in working memory. And they found that instead of firing all the time. Most of these neurons were firing in brief coordinated bursts. This doesn't sound like a big difference, but actually has huge functional vacations. One is that the brain must have some way of retaining the bits of information in working memory between bursts Miller explanation is that the neurons are communicating with other parts of the brain, including networks involved in long term memory. This allows information from working memory to be stored in a late and for much the way long memories are Miller says that would explain how we can hold onto a phone number. Even if we get distracted momentarily, if you drop your coffee in on the way to the phone, you activity, rain switches to the dropping of the coffee, but then because these memories are stored in late and form, they can be reactivated Miller says if working memory really does communicate with other parts of the brain it could explain one of the great mysteries of neuroscience. We'll opens up is the most difficult, but the most exciting question by working Mary volition, how you gain control of your own thoughts. Christos constantinidis says Miller is correct that working memory neurons do produce rhythmic bursts of activity, but he says the rest is speculation theory is very attractive on theoretical grounds. The problem with the theory is that so far there has been no experimental evidence. Linking these critical variable with behavior. Constantinidis says changes in the amount of rhythmic firing don't seem to have much effect on working memory, and he says Miller's contention that working memory is linked to long term memory. Just doesn't hold up. We have clinical cases of patients for whom working memory is profoundly impaired. And yet, they're long term memory is intact. So for the moment constantinidis is standing by the standard model, and he says during the neuroscience meeting he'll be taking a skeptical. Look at the research coming from Miller's lab as scientists. That's what we do. We tried to poke holes in its others theories. And this debate I think that's what makes science fun. John Hamilton, NPR news. This is NPR news.
ASD may increase depression risk
"A new study finds that young adults with autism spectrum disorders are at high risk of depression and John Hamilton reports on research that appears in the journal Jaama network open. The steady looked at more than two hundred thousand young people in Sweden. It found that nearly twenty percent of those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders also had been diagnosed with depression. By the time they turned twenty-seven. In contrast, depression was diagnosed in just six percent of young people who did not have autism. Previous studies have found that depression is common among at lessons with autism. The new findings suggest that they're elevated risk continues into adulthood. Several studies have also shown that people with autism are more likely to think about suicide. The authors of the new study, say the results show that health professionals need to look for signs of depression in young people with autism spectrum disorders. John Hamilton,
How Ketamine Treats Depression: It Acts Like an Opioid, Study Suggests
"Him this hour on David green and I'm Rachel Martin President Trump hosted a dinner for evangelical, leaders and he warned of. Violence if Republicans lose in the, midterms we'll talk with one of Trump's earliest Christian supporters Reverend Robert, Jefferson a new book explores the self serving nature of elite level philanthropy and the biological benefits of being. Lazy it is, Wednesday August twenty nine a moment of glee for Liam. Machel the actor and singer turns thirty two. Today the news is coming up next Live from NPR. News in Washington I'm korva. Coleman Tallahassee mayor Andrew gillum has won the democratic nomination for Florida governor he'll face Republican Ron to Santa's in the fall from member station w. f. s. u. Ryan daily reports if Gillam wins he, would become Florida's first African. American
Scientists Find a Strange New Cell in Human Brains: The 'Rosehip Neuron'
"Scientists have taken one more small step toward understanding what makes. The human brain unique as NPR's John Hamilton reports they've identified a type of brain cell that exists in people but not in rodents the cells are called rose hip. Neurons and, they were first. Described by scientists. In Hungary named Gabor Thomas Ed. Lean of the institute, for brain science, in Seattle says Thomas was recording electrical signals from cells taken from two human brains in the course of doing these recordings he started. To notice a very distinctive type of cell that's to him, have the shape of, a rose after the pedals have fallen off so he called them they rose upsell meanwhile lean. And other scientists at the Allen institute had also run across these unusual neurons while doing genetic analysis, of the brain cells so the researchers combined with they had learned and lean says their conclusion was remarkable, this particular type of so head properties that had never actually been described in another species today the findings suggest that the human brain is. More than just a big mouse brain at some point it acquired at least one kind of cell mouse doesn't have scientists aren't, sure exactly what these cells do though they seem to be, involved in controlling the. Flow of information in the brain and, lean says their existence has big implications for researchers it throws. Some Doubt on the ability to use the mouse then, to study a certain elements of human function and disease rose hip cells are a type of inhibitory neuron. They act like the brakes in a car telling other brain cells when to slow down and lean says it's possible they play a role. In mental illness these, types of cells, are extremely important and dysfunction of them can actually directly be linked to different types of neuropsychiatric disease like schizophrenia rose hip cells are. Involved in brain disorders it could help explain why so many, brain drugs that work, in mice don't work in people Josh Gordon directs the National Institute of mental health which helped. Fund the research it may be that in order to fully understand psychiatric disorders we need to get, access to these special types of neurons that exist only in humans Gordon says this study is part of, a larger effort by the national institutes of health to identify every type of cell found in the brains of mice monkeys and people we. Don't know how How the brain works if. We don't know all of its parts so in order to describe how the brain produces behavior. We want to know what are the different parts in the brain and then. How they work together new genetic techniques are rapidly improving scientists, ability to detect new types of brain cells and Gordon expects that researchers will find more. Cells that, exist in people but not animals I think it's very very likely that this is the tip of the iceberg the new research appears in the, journal nature
Alzheimer's: New research examines disease in women
"Support for WNYC comes from Purdue pharma Purdue makes prescription. Opioids and wants to limit their use it's just one of the steps produce reports to help address. The nation's opioid crisis from. NPR news this is all things considered I'm Ari Shapiro Audie Cornish nearly two thirds of people. Living with Alzheimer's, disease are women scientists think sex hormones like estrogen may. Be one reason for the disparity NPR's John Hamilton reports on research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association international conference. In Chicago women live longer than men so it's not surprising that they make up the majority of patients. With Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia But Maria Correo chief science officer of the Alzheimer's. Association says there's growing evidence that something else is going on it isn't just that women are. Living longer right there, is some biological underpinning and because of the large numbers of women that. Are affected it's important to find out one possible explanation involves hormones like estrogen and several studies presented at. This year's Alzheimer's conference support that idea one of the studies looked at nearly fifteen thousand women. In California cut he says the research found a link between a women's reproductive history and her risk. Of memory problems later in. Life for example women who have more than three children may have decreased risk of dementia the. Risk for these, women was twelve percent lower than for women who had. Only one child on the other hand the risk for women who experienced early menopause with nearly Twenty-eight percent higher. Both findings suggest that estrogen which rises during pregnancy and falls at menopause may help protect women from dementia Paulie machi- a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the university, of Illinois Chicago says it's not just that women. Have more estrogen than men women experienced these very. Dramatic hormonal transitions that in the long run can give rise to Alzheimer's disease one way, for women to minimize the hormonal changes at menopause is to take estrogen that approach fell out of favour more than a decade ago. When a large study found that women who took hormones after menopause were. Actually more, likely to get some form of dementia they also seem to have a higher risk of heart disease and. Breast cancer, but Mackey says more reasons studies have found that hormones really can't help. Prevent dementia if women get them at the right time the effects of hormone therapy depend on. The timing of us, use later in life is detrimental whereas use early in the menopausal transition. Could be beneficial and analysis presented at the meeting supports that idea it found that in two different studies Women who took hormones in. Their sixties and seventies were more likely to have trouble with. Thinking and memory but women who took hormones only during their early fifties had no increase in risk machi- says estrogen may, benefit younger women because it reduces the hot flashes associated with menopause she says. Her own research has found, that these hot flashes are bad for the brain the. More hot flashes a woman has the worst, her memory performance and when we intervene to address those hot flashes her memory performance bounces back. Machi- says findings like that are renewing interest in the idea of using hormones to prevent, Alzheimer's and other. Forms of dementia John Hamilton NPR news.
John Hamilton, Alzheimer and Orlando discussed on Midday on WNYC
"Brain and alzheimer's disease npr's john hamilton has more on a study in the journal neuron the study found that two types of herpes virus were much more abundant in brain tissue from people who died with alzheimer's than in healthy brain tissue these viruses are found in almost everyone and our best known for causing a skin rash in toddlers joel dudley of mount sinai school of medicine says it's too soon to say that the viruses can actually cause alzheimer's what we can say is that people who are genetically susceptible to alzheimer's also appear genetically susceptible to this virus and deadly says the virus appears to interact with brain cells in ways that could speed up formation of the plaques and tangles associated with alzheimer's disease john hamilton npr news a northern california utility says it expects to pay at least two and a half billion dollars in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last october some of them i'm excited by it's fallen power lines pacific gas and electric also warned that it's liability could exceed ten billion dollars florida's busiest airport orlando will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights airports in atlanta boston chicago houston las vegas miami new york and washington already us face scans for some departing international flights privacy advocates say there are still no formal rules in place for handling data from the scans or what the procedure is if a passenger is wrongly prevented from.
In veterans, even a mild case of traumatic brain injury is linked to an increased risk of dementia
"A large study of military veterans the study looked at medical records from more than three hundred and fifty thousand veterans it focused on those who had sustained a concussion but never lost consciousness that suggests brain injuries were relatively mild even so these veterans were more than twice as likely as non injured veterans to be diagnosed with dementia over a four year period and veterans who had sustained more severe traumatic brain injuries faced an even greater risk those with moderate to severe brain injuries were nearly four times as likely to develop dementia the research appears in the journal jama neurology john hamilton npr news attacks this company is recalling nearly twenty five tons of smoked sausage because of possible contamination with plastic the usda says the recall by eddie packaging company involves smoked sausage products with packaging dates of april fifth and sixth the dow is up seventy five points this is npr news as the weather warms more people attempt to cross the perilous mediterranean sea hoping to reach europe while italy and greece have been the most talked about spain is also starting to see an increase in arrivals lucia ben days reports from barcelona spain rescued four hundred seventy six migrants off the mediterranean sea this weekend the country's maritime rescue pulled to the refugees from fifteen small boats on friday and saturday on sunday a spanish ngo operating the mediterranean sea rescued one hundred five migrants on a separate mission near libya the u and migration agencies says the number of migrant crossing into spain increased thirty eight percent in the first ninety days of two thousand eighteen a possible result of stricter border control and other european countries at the same time the total number of refugees entering europe through the mediterranean has decreased from around seventeen thousand this time last year to about ten thousand today for npr news i'm lucia.