Archive for October 21st, 2020

Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting In Alabama, An Option During Pandemic

Crime & Justice | | October 21 2020, 9:20 PM

The high court issued its order Wednesday night, over the dissent of the court's three liberal justices. The practice was intended to accommodate people with disabilities and at-risk individuals.

CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'

Health | | October 21 2020, 7:00 PM

Health officials used to advise going into quarantine and being tested for the coronavirus if you were near an infected person for 15 minutes. Now the rule is a total of 15 minutes during one day.

Entreating Pa. Residents To Vote, Obama Delivers Rebuke Of Trump

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 6:00 PM

"What we do these next 13 days will matter for decades to come," the former president stressed.

How Will The Limited Supply Of Antibody Drugs For COVID-19 Be Allocated?

Health | | October 21 2020, 5:40 PM

Experimental medicines have the potential to help people with COVID-19 avoid hospitalization. The scarce supply of the treatments would have to be rationed, if regulators OK their use.

Democrats Plan To Boycott Senate Committee Vote On Barrett Nomination

Politics | | October 21 2020, 5:00 PM

Democrats see Mitch McConnell's rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as unprecedented and "outrageous," but they have little power to stop it in a GOP-controlled Senate.

Salem, Mass., Says Stay Away If You Know What's Good For You This Halloween

Health | | October 21 2020, 4:20 PM

The witchcraft capital of the U.S. usually courts October visitors but is worried about the coronavirus this year. Officials are taking steps to repel out-of-town goblins.

Google Lawsuit Marks End Of Washington's Love Affair With Big Tech

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 3:40 PM

The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google is the clearest sign yet of the "Techlash" that has politicians on both sides of the aisle bristling at the power of Silicon Valley.

'Dark Archives' Explores The Use Of Human Skin In Bookbinding

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 2:40 PM

Megan Rosenbloom tells readers an adventurous tale of how her morbid curiosity brought her across an ocean to investigate the origins, motivations and techniques behind this macabre practice.

Pope Francis Calls For Same-Sex Civil Union Law In New Documentary

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 1:40 PM

"What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered," the pope said in an interview in the film Francesco, which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.

Oil Jobs Are Big Risk, Big Pay. Green Energy Offers Stability And Passion

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 1:20 PM

Workers in the energy sector face two paths: The oil industry offers big salaries but more volatility, while clean energy pays less but provides more stability and a sense of mission.

'Hope Is Lost' As Police Open Fire On Pro-Reform Protesters In Lagos, Nigeria

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 1:00 PM

The protests began about two weeks ago demanding an end to police brutality. Now, as one activist said, "it has become so many things for so many Nigerians." The government declared a 24-hour curfew.

Anxious Democrats Don't Trust Biden's Lead. His Campaign Is Fine With That

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 12:00 PM

After 2016, nothing will make Democrats feel secure in the final weeks of a presidential election. For Joe Biden's campaign, which doesn't want voters to be complacent, the anxiety is OK.

Purdue Pharma Reaches $8B Opioid Deal With Justice Department Over OxyContin Sales

US & World | | October 21 2020, 10:40 AM

Critics say the settlement doesn't hold company executives or members of the Sackler family accountable for their aggressive marketing of OxyContin, which helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic.

In Race's Final Days, Biden Campaign Has Big Cash Advantage Over Trump's

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 10:20 AM

The president's campaign committee finished September with $63.1 million cash on hand, compared with the Biden team's $177.3 million, according to new federal filings.

U. Of Michigan Students Under Stay-In-Place Order, But Football Can Still Kick Off

US & World | | October 21 2020, 10:00 AM

The public health order does not apply to varsity sports such as the football team, which plays University of Minnesota on the road Saturday. The two-week order was prompted by surging virus cases.

Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?

Education | | October 21 2020, 6:20 AM

New research has found few links between in-person K-12 schooling and COVID-19 case rates. "There is no consistent pattern," one study author said.

A Flat 'Rebecca' Remake For Netflix Is Haunted By The Ghost Of Hitchcock

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 4:20 AM

Netflix's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's swooning gothic novel strips it of subtext — and sex — and tacks on a ending that misunderstands the "romance" at its center.

The Final Biden-Trump Debate Is Thursday. Here's What You Need To Know

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 21 2020, 4:00 AM

The debate likely marks President Trump's last chance to reach a massive audience as he trails Joe Biden in polls nationally and in key states.

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AirTalk Interviews The 2020 Presidential Candidates: Peace and Freedom Party's Gloria La Riva

| October 21 2020, 9:14 AM

While the vast majority of voters in the U.S. will be choosing between Donald Trump and Joe Biden when they cast their 2020 presidential votes, there are still several other candidates on the presidential ticket.

We Talk To A Theologian About Pope Francis’s Endorsement Of Same-Sex Civil Unions

| October 21 2020, 9:10 AM

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.

LAPD Chief Moore: Report on LAPD Excessive Force, Election Night-Related Unrest & More

| October 21 2020, 9:06 AM

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in on AirTalk.

New State Protocols Say Disneyland, Universal Studios Can't Reopen Until County COVID-19 Spread Decreases

| October 21 2020, 8:53 AM

The state has released full reopening guidelines for theme parks/amusement parks.

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