Archive for August 13th, 2020

NCAA Says No Championships This Fall, Except Maybe Football

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 8:40 PM

There are not enough schools participating because of coronavirus cancellations and season postponements.

CDC Director Warns This Fall Could Be The Worst Ever For Public Health

US & World | | August 13 2020, 8:00 PM

In an interview with WebMD, CDC Director Robert Redfield warned of the dual threat of the coronavirus and flu season. He urged Americans to follow COVID-19 health guidance and get the flu vaccine.

Exclusive: After Quitting Last Year, Senior U.S. Intelligence Official Now Talks

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 7:20 PM

Sue Gordon was in line to be acting director of national intelligence after Dan Coats quit last year. President Trump thought otherwise. Gordon now recounts her time in his administration.

Governor Drops Lawsuit Against Atlanta Mayor Over Masks, But Fight May Not Be Over

Crime & Justice | | August 13 2020, 6:20 PM

Gov. Brian Kemp suggests he will wait out his existing executive order and address Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' refusal to lift her mask-wearing requirement when he signs a new one on Aug. 15.

DOJ: Yale Discriminates Against Asian American and White Applicants In Admissions

Education | | August 13 2020, 6:00 PM

The Justice Department said its two-year investigation found that race is "the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year." Yale categorically denies the allegation.

COVID-19 Death Rate For Black Americans Twice That For Whites, New Report Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 5:20 PM

Three times as many Black Americans as whites have also become infected with the coronavirus, according to the National Urban League report, based partly on data from Johns Hopkins University.

Mark Kozelek, Of Sun Kil Moon And Red House Painters, Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 4:20 PM

The established indie singer and songwriter was accused in a report published by Pitchfork on Thursday.

Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier Amid Pandemic

Crime & Justice | | August 13 2020, 4:00 PM

The state has agreed to suspend a requirement that mail-in ballots must be signed before two witnesses or a notary. The high court rejects a Republican effort to reinstate the rule this fall.

Department Of Justice Seizes Bitcoin, Websites From Terror Groups

Crime & Justice | | August 13 2020, 4:00 PM

The DOJ calls this "the government's largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the terrorism context." It also seizes websites ISIS allegedly used to sell fake face masks during the pandemic.

Joe Biden: For The Next 3 Months, All Americans Should Wear A Mask When Outside

Politics | | August 13 2020, 3:40 PM

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said every governor should mandate mask-wearing as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

I Want To Expand My Social Bubble. Should I Get A Coronavirus Test First?

Health | | August 13 2020, 3:20 PM

If you want to socialize with family or friends — say share a vacation cabin — can testing in advance keep everyone safe? We asked experts how diagnostic tests work and how to interpret the results.

UAE, Israel Move To Normalize Relations As Israel Halts Planned West Bank Annexations

US & World | | August 13 2020, 2:00 PM

President Trump brokers the historic agreement. The United Arab Emirates and Israel will move toward bilateral diplomatic relations, and Israel will suspend plans to annex portions of the West Bank.

Everyone Needs A Buddy. Even Sharks

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 2:00 PM

Contrary to the image of sharks as lone predators, new research has found evidence that some species are social creatures, who return repeatedly to the same fellow sharks, often for years.

Women In Belarus Take To The Streets To Protest Post-Election Crackdown

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 1:00 PM

Security forces have clashed with demonstrators since Sunday's election, which is widely viewed as fraudulent. Nearly 7,000 have been arrested. And the opposition candidate fled the country.

Linguist Geoff Nunberg, Who Explored Our Ever-Changing Language, Dies At 75

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 11:40 AM

Nunberg became a contributor to Fresh Air in 1987. He wasn't interested in scolding people for not following the rules; he wanted to explore how language changes over time. He died Tuesday at 75.

Could Giving Kids A 50-Cent Pill Massively Boost Their Income Years Later?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 11:40 AM

The results are in from a Nobel prize winner's landmark study of a deworming program. He finds the impact is immense. But the idea still gets mixed reviews

Trump Admits He Opposes Funding For Postal Service To Block More Voting By Mail

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 11:00 AM

President Trump told Fox Business Network that he's against additional funding and election assistance for the U.S. Postal Service in order to sabotage efforts to expand mail-in voting.

New Jobless Claims Dip Below 1 Million For 1st Time Since March

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 8:40 AM

Initial unemployment claims had been above 1 million for 20 straight weeks. The total receiving unemployment also dipped, to 28.3 million, as of July 25.

Trump's Methane Rollback That Big Oil Doesn't Want

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 4:00 AM

The rule would end Obama-era restrictions on emissions of methane, a potent climate-warming gas. The move could make it harder to argue that natural gas is a cleaner-burning fossil fuel than coal.

Top Facebook Official: Our Aim Is To Make Lying On the Platform 'More Difficult'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2020, 2:40 AM

Facebook's head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said that Facebook is working harder than ever to counteract efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.

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COVID-19 AMA: Dr. Dean Blumberg Takes Your Questions

| August 13 2020, 8:35 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis.

She, He, They… And More! The History Of Pronouns

| August 13 2020, 8:25 AM

What are your pronouns?

Your Kid’s Cute, But Should You Be Posting About Them On Social Media?

| August 13 2020, 8:19 AM

Posting baby pictures on Facebook, or sharing a video of your kid playing in the park on your Instagram story, all sound like fun social media content for friends and family to awe and comment on their feeds.

What’s It Like Trying To Tap Into The Job Market For The First Time During A Pandemic?

| August 13 2020, 8:13 AM

If you graduated from college this year, you probably thought the world was your oyster in terms of launching your career.