Archive for November 25th, 2020

James Wolfensohn, Former World Bank Chief And Champion Of The Poor, Dies At 86

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 25 2020, 10:00 PM

The financier is credited with transforming the World Bank. Among his reforms, he is said to have given "voice to the poor and magnify the impact of development investments."

Yes, The Macy's Parade Is Still Happening This Year — But It'll Be A Bit Different

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 25 2020, 8:40 PM

Instead of traveling the traditional 2.5-mile-route through New York City's Midtown, the Thanksgiving Day parade will take place in front of Macy's department store.

Near Crisis, Some Hospitals Face Tough Decisions In Caring For Floods Of Patients

Health | | November 25 2020, 6:00 PM

Hospitals are getting so crowded with COVID-19 patients that they're having to resort to workarounds to treat them all. Experts warn this may hamper doctors' ability to save lives.

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Permit To Controversial Alaska Gold Mine

Environment & Science | | November 25 2020, 4:20 PM

Fishermen and tribes have been fighting the mine proposal for a decade, fearing it would harm the wild sockeye salmon at the heart of the area's economy and culture.

Doctors Deploy Antibody Drugs Against COVID-19 And Hope Effort's Worthwhile

Health | | November 25 2020, 4:00 PM

The medicines from Eli Lilly and Regeneron are infused, a process that can take two hours or longer, including observation for side effects. Staffing is as big an issue as the supply of the drugs.

Netflix Removes 'Chappelle's Show' At Dave Chappelle's Request

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 25 2020, 2:40 PM

The comedian said he was snared in an unfair contract years ago, which allows Comedy Central to profit off the show without compensating him.

Critics Want Sacklers To Face Criminal Charges For Role In Opioid Crisis

US & World | | November 25 2020, 2:20 PM

A new plea deal with the Justice Department is the second time the family-owned company admitted criminal schemes to boost Oxycontin sales. Despite their hands-on role, the Sacklers face no charges.

Educators And Native Leaders Recommend Bringing Anti-Racism To The Thanksgiving Table

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

This year the beloved holiday comes on the heels of a national movement demanding racial justice. One Native American leader says that "people want to resolve the burdens of our history."

Book Publisher Simon & Schuster Sold To Rival

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 25 2020, 1:00 PM

The third largest of the "big five" book publishers, was sold by its parent company to Penguin Random House.

China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation

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

He is one of the last major world leaders to wish Joe Biden congratulations.

Amazon Warehouse Workers In Alabama Petition To Unionize

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 25 2020, 12:40 PM

Warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., notify federal labor authorities of plans to hold a unionization vote, teeing up a major labor battle at the retail giant known for its opposition to unionizing.

'An Almost Unbearable Grief': Meghan, Duchess Of Sussex, Reveals She Had Miscarriage

US & World | | November 25 2020, 10:00 AM

In The New York Times, the former Meghan Markle said she was expecting a second child with Prince Harry when the miscarriage happened in July. She said she hopes to help others by sharing her story.

Unemployment Claims Jump For 2nd Week As Pandemic Rages

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 25 2020, 9:40 AM

Claims for state unemployment benefits again rose last week, signaling ongoing weakness in the job market as coronavirus infections continue to soar.

President-Elect Joe Biden Hits 80 Million Votes In Year Of Record Turnout

Politics | | November 25 2020, 8:20 AM

The 2020 presidential election saw the most votes in U.S. history at 156 million and counting, and the highest participation rate since 1900.

Illinois Authorities Investigate Outbreak At Veterans' Home That Killed 27

US & World | | November 25 2020, 8:20 AM

The coronavirus outbreak in LaSalle, Ill., has infected some 200 people, in what state officials are calling a "tragedy." Illinois is opening a probe into what happened.

North Korean Former Gymnast Fled To South Korea By Jumping Fence

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

The unnamed man defected to the South on Nov. 3, avoiding capture for 14 hours. He is seeking asylum in South Korea.

'Uncle Frank': A Melodramatic Meal, Undercooked And Over-Seasoned

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 25 2020, 4:20 AM

A great cast and good intentions can't overcome Alan Ball's rushed, thin story about a closeted gay man returning to his South Carolina hometown in 1974.

Move Fast? Push For A Big Deal? Biden Faces Debate Over More COVID-19 Aid

Politics | | November 25 2020, 4:20 AM

A question for Joe Biden and his team is whether they should be encouraging Democrats to move quickly, to deliver aid faster, even if that means accepting a smaller deal.

Expanded Access To Voting Yielded Huge Turnout. Will States Take It Away?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 25 2020, 4:20 AM

Voting experts say it's not easy to remove options once they've been given to voters. But the fraught politics around alleged "fraud" complicate the outlook for coming elections.

CDC Likely To Recommend Shortening Coronavirus Quarantine Period

US & World | | November 25 2020, 12:40 AM

Federal health officials could reduce the quarantine from the currently recommended 14 days to as few as seven for people who test negative for the virus.

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COVID-19: Vaccines Could Be Distributed To States As Early As Mid-December

| November 25 2020, 9:10 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

First Time Baking Turkey? Making Thanksgiving For Two? We’ve Got You

| November 25 2020, 9:04 AM

The pandemic has set the table for an unusual Thanksgiving meal this year, with as many unique situations as there are people.

This Year’s Black Friday Will Be Unlike Any We’ve Seen Before. How Are Retailers Preparing?

| November 25 2020, 8:57 AM

One of the trademarks of our pandemic lives is the avoidance of large gatherings—concerts, parties— but if there’s one thing Black Friday is known for, it’s crowds.

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Director Steve McQueen On The Making Of ‘Small Axe’ And The Need For Resilience

| November 25 2020, 9:07 AM

The series tells personal stories from London’s West Indian community as lives are shaped by resilience amid widespread racism.

FilmWeek: ‘Lover’s Rock,’ ‘The Croods,’ ‘Happiest Season,’ And More

| November 25 2020, 9:01 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Christy Lemire and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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