Archive for November 20th, 2020

'We Will Follow The Law': Michigan Lawmakers Defend Election After Trump Meeting

Politics | | November 20 2020, 7:00 PM

In a statement, Republicans Mike Shirkey and Lee Chatfield said they had "not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan."

Ben Carson Says He Was 'Desperately Ill' With The Coronavirus

Health | | November 20 2020, 5:20 PM

The secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development says in a Facebook post that he credits monoclonal antibody treatments with helping him recover from COVID-19.

Arctic Lockdown: COVID-19 Climbs In Canada's Far North

US & World | | November 20 2020, 4:20 PM

A large and isolated region of northeastern Canada entered a two-week lockdown as coronavirus cases creep up in areas, including largely Indigenous communities, with limited access to intensive care.

Coronavirus FAQ: How Safe Is It To Work Out In A Gym Or Play Indoor Sports? | | November 20 2020, 2:40 PM

And what about those outdoor tents that gyms and spin studios are setting up? Is it safe to exercise in there, too?

White House Dismisses Concern Over Transition, Says No Pressure Applied To GSA | | November 20 2020, 2:20 PM

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Trump's decision not to concede defeat to President-elect Joe Biden in a briefing on Friday.

WHO Trial Finds Remdesivir Has 'No Meaningful Effect' In COVID-19 Patients | | November 20 2020, 2:20 PM

The medicine is one of the few to win regulatory approval as a treatment for the disease, but has fallen out of favor with the health authority.

Biden Gives New Hope To Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution | | November 20 2020, 2:20 PM

Joe Biden intends to admit 125,000 refugees in his first year. Many will be fleeing religious persecution. While highlighting persecution, President Trump cut refugee admissions to 15,000.

After Australian Report, Calls Grow For More Investigations Of Abuses In Afghanistan

US & World | | November 20 2020, 2:20 PM

"Only through a series of independent inquiries will we uncover the true extent of this disregard for Afghan life, which normalized murder, and resulted in war crimes," an Afghan rights group says.

Georgia Results To Be Certified; Election Official Says The 'Numbers Don't Lie' | | November 20 2020, 12:00 PM

The state's top election official has faced calls to resign, death threats and pressure from fellow Republicans over the 2 1/2 weeks of post-election counting.

Farmers Are Warming Up To The Fight Against Climate Change | | November 20 2020, 10:40 AM

Several big farm groups, traditionally hostile to environmental regulations, are now working with environmental advocates in support of farmer-friendly actions to reduce carbon emissions.

Why Does A Virus Cause Problems In One Region But Not Another? A Study Offers Insight | | November 20 2020, 10:40 AM

In 2015, the mosquito-borne virus Zika exploded in South America. Health experts predicted it would erupt in Africa. But a major outbreak never happened. Now scientists think they understand why.

Forum: Race For The COVID-19 Vaccine

Health | | November 20 2020, 10:20 AM

Watch an expert panel discussion on the effort to develop and deploy safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 on Friday, Nov. 20, to be live-streamed here at 12 p.m. ET

Two Rural States With GOP Governors And Very Different COVID-19 Results

US & World | | November 20 2020, 7:40 AM

Vermont and South Dakota are both among the most rural states in the U.S. One has embraced coronavirus safety measures, the other has not, and their infection and death rates are starkly different.

India Confirms 9 Million Coronavirus Infections | | November 20 2020, 5:40 AM

Only one other country — the United States — has surpassed the milestone of 9 million total cases, since the pandemic began.

Americans Worry About Transfer Of Power: 'We Need Our Country To Come Together'

US & World | | November 20 2020, 4:20 AM

As President Trump still refuses to concede, some Americans are fearful he's trampling democratic norms, while others trust the election process but fear lasting political extremism.

A Judge Watched Her Son Die. Now She Wants To Protect Other Judicial Families

Crime & Justice | | November 20 2020, 4:20 AM

Last July, a gunman killed Judge Esther Salas's son and wounded her husband. Now, there is bipartisan support for legislation that would shield the information of federal judges and their families.

Australian State Cuts COVID Lockdown Short, Saying Man Lied To Contact Tracers

US & World | | November 20 2020, 3:20 AM

In South Australia, officials earlier this week imposed a strict coronavirus measures, but their decision was based in part on one man who misled health officials.

Mexico Surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths | | November 20 2020, 2:00 AM

The milestone comes just two days after the country reported one million confirmed coronavirus infections. Mexico is only the fourth country to surpass 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.

Senior Pentagon Official Anthony Tata Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Politics | | November 20 2020, 1:20 AM

Tata recently took on the duties of the undersecretary of defense for policy. He tested positive after meeting with Lithuania's defense minister.

Top House Democrats Demand Biden Transition Briefing From GSA Chief

US & World | | November 20 2020, 1:00 AM

Democrats want answers from General Services Administration Emily Murphy as to why she has delayed ascertaining President-elect Joe Biden's election win.

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COVID-19 Restrictions For Non-essential Businesses And Restaurants Go Into Effect This Weekend

| November 20 2020, 9:37 AM

On Thursday afternoon, California officials announced a new overnight stay-at-home order for all counties in the Purple tier — that includes Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

Exploring The Intersection Of Empathy And Leadership

| November 20 2020, 9:13 AM

What makes a good leader? Is it an ability to make difficult decisions that others can’t or don’t want to? Is it being able to relate to the needs and desires of your employees/followers/subordinates so as to maintain good morale among the rank and file and promote productivity?

COVID 19: California Issue Limited Stay-At-Home Order, Why Some Health Experts Are At Odds Over Using Certain Drugs To Treat COVID & More

| November 20 2020, 9:02 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center.

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FilmWeek: ‘Collective,’ ‘Run,” ‘Mangrove’ And More

| November 20 2020, 9:09 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Claudia Puig review this weekend’s new movie releases.

FilmWeek’s Peter Rainer Self Reflects On Life As A Critic And The Power Of Film

| November 20 2020, 9:02 AM

On this week’s episode, FilmWeek critic Peter Rainer joined Larry Mantle to talk about a recent piece he wrote reflecting on his career and what happens when you really love a filmmaker and you cross paths with them as a critic.