Archive for September 25th, 2020

Federal Judge Ousts Trump's Top Public Lands Chief

US & World | | September 25 2020, 7:40 PM

The ruling blocks William Perry Pendley from continuing as the temporary head of the Bureau of Land Management, a post he's held for more than a year without being confirmed by the Senate.

What To Know About Those $200 Drug Cards President Trump Promised

Politics | | September 25 2020, 6:00 PM

Health policy researchers say Trump may not be able to pay for the cards, which fall short of lasting policy changes to curb high drug prices.

Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

Politics | | September 25 2020, 5:40 PM

The conservative federal judge is just 48 years old and could affect social policy for generations to come if confirmed by the majority-Republican Senate.

Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

Health | | September 25 2020, 5:20 PM

Vaccine maker Novavax is starting a large coronavirus vaccine trial in the U.K. Gregory Glenn, the company's president of research and development, talks with NPR about how vaccines are tested.

Trump Administration Moves To Allow Logging In Alaska's Tongass National Forest

Environment & Science | | September 25 2020, 4:00 PM

For the last two years, the administration has been working to lift the rule prohibiting development in the Tongass, the country's largest national forest.

Leaders Indicted At Soldiers' Home Where At Least 76 People Died In COVID-19 Outbreak

Health | | September 25 2020, 3:00 PM

Two leaders at the facility in Holyoke were allegedly responsible for deciding "to combine 42 veterans – some COVID-positive, and others not even showing any symptoms of COVID – into a single unit."

Coal Miner's Daughter Is A Heartwarming Hero In Afghanistan

Education | | September 25 2020, 2:00 PM

Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.

Florida's Governor Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions On Businesses Statewide

US & World | | September 25 2020, 2:00 PM

Restaurants and bars in the state can now operate at full capacity. However, Gov. Ron DeSantis says local governments can keep limits in place if they're justified for health or economic reasons.

Google To Halt Political Ads After Polls Close, Amid Worries Over Delayed Results | | September 25 2020, 2:00 PM

The tech giant will not allow election-related ads in Search, on YouTube or any of its other properties, citing the likelihood of delayed election results.

Video Of Seattle Officer Rolling Bicycle Over Protester's Head Leads To Suspension

US & World | | September 25 2020, 1:00 PM

The unnamed officer will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident that occurred during protests earlier this week.

Sir David Attenborough Reaches 1M Instagram Followers In Hours, Breaking World Record | | September 25 2020, 11:20 AM

The famed naturalist and broadcaster beat out actress Jennifer Aniston for fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram, according to Guinness World Records.

'I Have No Faith In The Legal System,' Breonna Taylor's Mother Says | | September 25 2020, 11:00 AM

"I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law," Tamika Palmer said in a statement. "They are not made to protect us Black and brown people."

Paris Police Suspect Terrorism In Attack Near Former 'Charlie Hebdo' Offices | | September 25 2020, 11:00 AM

An arrest has been made in the incident outside the building where a dozen people were gunned down in 2015 in apparent retaliation for the publication of cartoons that satirized the Prophet Muhammad.

Who Is Barbara Lagoa, A Top Contender For Trump's Supreme Court Pick?

Crime & Justice | | September 25 2020, 10:40 AM

The Florida judge has been on the federal bench for just about a year. She became controversial for not recusing herself from a felon voting rights case.

Kim Jong Un Says He's Sorry That North Korean Troops Killed A South Korean Man | | September 25 2020, 10:00 AM

Pyongyang says an unidentified man was found in North Korean waters and that he murmured he was from South Korea but then stopped responding to soldiers' questions and appeared to try to flee.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam And Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus

US & World | | September 25 2020, 9:40 AM

The couple underwent PCR tests Thursday, after a staff member of the governor's residence was diagnosed. The governor's office says Northam has no symptoms and his wife has mild symptoms.

Why The Pandemic Could Change The Way We Record Deaths | | September 25 2020, 9:20 AM

Before COVID-19 came along, the world wasn't so great at counting deaths and understanding why people die. But the virus has propelled countries to ramp up their efforts.

Civil Rights Groups Say If Facebook Won't Act On Election Misinformation, They Will | | September 25 2020, 8:20 AM

Facebook critics are banding together to monitor misinformation, hate speech and voter suppression on the social network because, they argue, it has fallen short.

Sex, Love And Money In 'Take A Hint, Dani Brown' | | September 25 2020, 7:20 AM

This week, Code Switch is talking about the books that are getting us through the pandemic. Today's conversation is with Talia Hibbert, who's written a classic romance with a modern twist.

Thousands Of Airline Workers Facing Unemployment As Aid Package Stalls In Congress

US & World | | September 25 2020, 4:20 AM

The clock is ticking for tens of thousands of pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and other airline employees who will likely lose their jobs if Congress doesn't extend airline aid by Oct. 1.

For Inmates With COVID-19, Anxiety and Isolation Make Prison 'Like A Torture Chamber'

Health | | September 25 2020, 4:20 AM

NPR's Noel King checks in with John J. Lennon, an inmate at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, about the impact COVID-19 has had on prison life six months into the pandemic.

Amazon's Violent, Cynical 'Utopia' Just Wasn't Made For These Times | | September 25 2020, 4:00 AM

The US adaptation of a 2013-14 British series about comic book nerds attempting to save the world from a viral pandemic dials back the humor and cranks up the violence.

Heart Disease Bankrupted Him Once. Now He Faces Another $10,000 Medical Bill

Health | | September 25 2020, 4:00 AM

A cook at a senior center, Matthew Fentress is one of millions of Americans whose skimpy health insurance plans leave them vulnerable to huge out-of-pocket costs when they get sick.

A Candidate, Not A Prosecutor: Harris' Role In Upcoming Supreme Court Hearings | | September 25 2020, 4:00 AM

Kamala Harris made her national reputation as a sharp, partisan questioner in Senate hearings. As a vice presidential nominee, that may not be her approach in the next Supreme Court confirmation.

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Tech Workers Are Leaving San Francisco During The Pandemic. Is A Larger Exodus From California’s Cities On The Horizon?

| September 25 2020, 9:06 AM

San Francisco, often ranked as the most expensive city to live in in the country, has witnessed a surprising reversal during the pandemic: rents are down.

Communities Of Color Are Carrying The Brunt Of The Pandemic

| September 25 2020, 8:59 AM

It’s no secret that communities of color, particularly Latino and African American households, have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.


FilmWeek: “Kajillionaire,” “Enola Holmes” “Misbehaviour” And More

| September 25 2020, 9:06 AM

Guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases.

“Kajillionaire” Writer And Director Miranda July Shares Her Vision For The Perfect LA Con Family

| September 25 2020, 9:02 AM

What does it take to be a kajillionaire? Is it worth trying? Miranda July’s new film “Kajillionaire” shows us how through the trials and tribulations of a con-artist family whose livelihood relies on their schemes.

Not Homeless, Just Houseless: Film Festival Darling “Nomadland” Hits The Open Road In Search Of Work, Americana And Maybe An Oscar

| September 25 2020, 8:54 AM

When the housing bubble burst in 2008 and America plunged into what we now call the Great Recession, thousands lost their jobs, their homes and their livelihoods. Likely few places in the country felt the impact more than the small mining town of Empire, Nevada, near the Black Rock Desert where Burning Man is held each year. It was for years a company town for the United States Gypsum Corporation, but in 2011 the company shut down its mine amid the Recession and its residents all but abandoned their lives there. Some were able to move to new cities and set down roots, but for others, particularly older Americans, it was an opportunity to live a lifestyle they’d never imagined -- one of a modern day “nomad” by choice, exploring the American west and drifting from town to town with their campers and RVs in tow looking for jobs.