Archive for May 26th, 2020

Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Global Health, Small Businesses, Silver Linings

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 26 2020, 8:00 PM

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we'll answer your questions about what's known about the virus and how it's affecting the global community. We'll also hear some of your silver linings.

On Eve Of Historic Remote Votes In The House, Republicans Sue To Block The Move

Politics | | May 26 2020, 6:40 PM

More than 20 Republicans will sue in federal court to stop proxy voting in the House during the pandemic. Democrats approved the measure along a party line vote earlier this month.

Feds Arrest 'The Mask Man,' New York Pharmacist Accused Of Profiteering On N95 Masks

Crime & Justice | | May 26 2020, 4:00 PM

"I feel like a drug dealer standing out here," Richard Schirripa allegedly said as he was recorded selling 16 boxes of N95 masks to a customer on the street.

Nearing 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, U.S. Is Still 'Early In This Outbreak'

Health | | May 26 2020, 3:20 PM

"The speed with which this has happened is really devastating," says Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He warns the outbreak will leave no part of the U.S. untouched.

Mayor Of Montgomery, Ala.: 'We Have Not Won The Battle With COVID-19 Yet'

US & World | | May 26 2020, 2:40 PM

Almost half of the COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, Ala., were confirmed in the last 14 days. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed says one problem is people who "have decided that the pandemic is over."

With Oil Collapse, A Geologist Struggles For Prospects; She's 'Just A Little Lost'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 26 2020, 2:00 PM

Keri Belcher has worked in the oil and gas industry. But she's considering switching careers — even if it means less time outdoors, which is what attracted her to geology in the first place.

New California Relief Program for Undocumented Overwhelmed By Demand

US & World | | May 26 2020, 1:00 PM

Response far outstrips resources as the state partners with nonprofits and foundations in a one-time program that aids undocumented workers and their families during the pandemic.

Six Flags Will Reopen Its First Park On June 5, Requiring Masks And A Health Check

US & World | | May 26 2020, 11:20 AM

Six Flags says it will also use thermal imaging to screen temperatures of guests and employees before they can enter.

Many Are Earning More In Unemployment, Making Return To Work Hard

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 26 2020, 9:20 AM

For more than two out of three unemployed workers, jobless benefits exceed their old pay, researchers say. That can raise awkward questions for workers, bosses and policymakers.

The Pandemic Is Driving America's Schools Toward A Financial Meltdown

Education | | May 26 2020, 4:20 AM

With state income and sales tax revenues crashing, one expert predicts, "We're about to see a school funding crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern history."

Pandemic Puts A Crimp On Voter Registration, Potentially Altering Electorate

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 26 2020, 4:20 AM

Most places where Americans usually register to vote have been closed since March. It's led to a big drop in new registrations right before an election that was expected to see record turnout.

Behind The Scenes, Presidential Transition Planning Is Underway

Politics | | May 26 2020, 4:20 AM

In recent years, Congress has approved laws formalizing the transition process and ensuring there is buy-in from the two major candidates, even at this stage of the campaign.

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What Did You Experience Over Memorial Day? Plus, How Will Houses Of Worship Reopen After Getting Go Ahead From State?

| May 26 2020, 9:31 AM

Memorial Day drew crowds of people outside throughout the weekend.

Week In Politics: Vote-By-Mail, Politicization Of Coronavirus, Biden’s Comments On Black Voters And More

| May 26 2020, 9:03 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

COVID-19 AMA: Distancing Protocols, LA County Case Count And More

| May 26 2020, 8:55 AM

L.A. County parks and beaches were filled with both the cautious and undeterred, during the first major holiday since the economy began to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

AirTalk One-On-One: Congressman And House Intel Head Adam Schiff

| May 26 2020, 8:25 AM

Larry welcomes Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff to Airtalk for a check-in.