Archive for January 22nd, 2021

USAGM Chief Fires Trump Allies Over Radio Free Europe And Other Networks

US & World | | January 22 2021, 10:20 PM

The acting head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media fired the presidents and boards over three not-for-profit international networks who were appointed by an ally of former President Trump.

Engine Failure And Crew Error Responsible For Fatal 2020 Crash in Afghanistan

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 10:00 PM

An Air Force investigation revealed that the left engine of the aircraft failed. The two pilots onboard mistakenly shut down the right engine and were unable to glide back to base.

Twitter Bans Account Linked To Iran's Supreme Leader

US & World | | January 22 2021, 5:20 PM

An image that seems to threaten former President Donald Trump has prompted Twitter to deactivate an account linked to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The image also appears on Khameini's website.

Refugee Resettlement Coordinator Is Hopeful For What Comes Next Under Biden

US & World | | January 22 2021, 5:20 PM

Corine Dehabey runs a group that helps resettle refugees in Toledo, Ohio. She says her organization is "hopeful" and "excited" about Biden's plan to raise the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.

Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 5:20 PM

There are N95s, reserved for health workers. There are KN95s, which you can buy easily — except that quality may vary. And now South Korea's KF94 masks are getting a lot of buzz.

Biden Administration Tables Trump's Citizenship Data Request For Redistricting

US & World | | January 22 2021, 3:20 PM

Trump officials had directed the Census Bureau to use government records to produce data that a GOP strategist said would be "advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites" during redistricting.

New 007 Release Delayed For 3rd Time As Pandemic Continues To Batter Film Industry

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 2:40 PM

No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond saga, is scheduled to premiere in theaters Oct. 8, a year and a half past its original debut date, MGM said Friday.

'Until Everyone Is Safe, No One Is Safe': Africa Awaits The COVID-19 Vaccine

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 1:00 PM

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president of Liberia, says much of Africa may be left out until 2022. "We don't have the resources. It's as simple as that," she says.

Fast-Growing Alternative To Facebook And Twitter Finds Post-Trump Surge 'Messy'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 12:00 PM

Social network MeWe began as a privacy-focused alternative to Facebook. Trump supporters and right-wing groups disillusioned with mainstream social media have flocked to it since the Jan. 6 riot.

U.N. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Takes Effect, Without The U.S. And Others

US & World | | January 22 2021, 10:20 AM

"For the first time in history, nuclear weapons are going to be illegal in international law," says Elayne Whyte, who oversaw the treaty's creation.

House To Transmit Article Of Impeachment To Senate On Monday, Schumer Says

Politics | | January 22 2021, 10:20 AM

The move would trigger preparations for a Senate trial against former President Donald Trump.

DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison Wants To Build The 'Next Generation' Of Democratic Talent

Politics | | January 22 2021, 10:00 AM

With President Biden and other Democratic leaders in their 70s and 80s, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee says recruiting younger candidates will be among his top priorities.

Germany Expected To Put Right-Wing AfD Under Surveillance For Violating Constitution

US & World | | January 22 2021, 9:20 AM

Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution has wrapped up a two-year investigation into the Alternative for Germany. The party's far-right branch is already under surveillance.

Why It Can Be Harder To Fight Hookworms In Alabama Than In Argentina

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 8:40 AM

The wriggling parasites are a scourge around the world. And in some ways, other countries are better at fighting them than the U.S. But a new effort in the rural South shows promise.

Japan Tries To Remain Optimistic As COVID-19 Threatens To Cancel Tokyo Olympics

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 6:00 AM

Officials are swatting away rumors and reports that the government has concluded that new coronavirus restrictions will force the cancellation of the already delayed games.

U.S. Military Moves To Try 3 Guantanamo Suspects Linked To Indonesia Bombings

Crime & Justice | | January 22 2021, 6:00 AM

The men have been held in U.S. custody since 2003, accused of planning and helping to carry out the deadly bombing attacks at a Bali nightclub in 2002 and at a J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.

Let HBO's 'Painting With John' Gouache Over You

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 6:00 AM

Watching musician/actor John Lurie paint and grumbly pontificate in an unnamed tropical locale is sometimes puzzling, often intriguing and always soothing.

'In & Of Itself' Is A Study Of Identity And Magic

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 5:00 AM

Derek DelGaudio's successful off-Broadway show has been given a marvelous film adaptation that captures the stage production's delicate and humane tone.

6 Numbers That Show President Biden's Greatest Challenges

Politics | | January 22 2021, 4:40 AM

President Biden is calling for unity to address several current crises, but that will prove difficult in a country as divided as ever.

Biden To Toss Trump Plan That Would Have Made It Easier To Fire Top Civil Servants

Politics | | January 22 2021, 4:40 AM

Former President Trump's plan had been decried as an attack on people he called the "Deep State" when it was announced in October. But the Biden White House was quick to cancel the classification.

Biden To Bump Up Food Assistance For People 'Hanging By A Thread'

Politics | | January 22 2021, 4:20 AM

President Biden is pushing Congress to pour another $1.9 trillion into the COVID-ravaged economy. In the meantime, his top economic adviser says, he plans to bump up food stamp benefits.

She Resisted Getting Her Kids The Usual Vaccines. Then The Pandemic Hit.

US & World | | January 22 2021, 4:20 AM

Lydia, a mother of three in Canada, was opposed getting her kids vaccinated against childhood diseases. The pandemic led her out of that movement. Getting there was a years-long search for answers.

After A Year Battling COVID-19, Drug Treatments Get A Mixed Report Card

Health | | January 22 2021, 4:20 AM

Drugs for COVID-19 are sorted into three basic categories: They work, they don't work, or there simply isn't enough information to know. A generic steroid is one medicine that proved helpful.

Senate Democrats File Ethics Complaint Against Cruz, Hawley After Capitol Riot

Politics | | January 22 2021, 2:40 AM

The chamber has the power to expel or censure members for their conduct, though it's a rare occurrence. Only 24 have received such sanctions since 1780.

Take Two: The Week in Politics

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2021, 2:00 PM

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Politics Roundup: Biden’s ‘Wartime Effort’ To Curb Pandemic, Impeachment Trial Timeline

| January 22 2021, 9:31 AM

Today on AirTalk, we check in on the latest politics news happening in Washington D.C., including President Joe Biden’s coronavirus efforts and the timeline for sending articles of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the senate. Do you have questions? Give us a call at 866-893-5722.

Triple Play: Hank Aaron, Baseball’s Longtime Home Run King, Dies At 86

| January 22 2021, 9:18 AM

Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday.

Mayor of Long Beach On The City’s Vaccine Distribution

| January 22 2021, 9:18 AM

While many cities in Los Angeles County are still trying to vaccinate healthcare workers, the City of Long Beach has already begun vaccinating people over 65 and grocery store workers.

DOC AMA: LA County Residents Over 65 Can Sign Up For COVID-19 Vaccine, Chance Of Dying In Hospitals Doubles In County

| January 22 2021, 9:12 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.

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FilmWeek: 'Penguin Bloom,' 'Our Friend,' The White Tiger' & More

| January 22 2021, 9:03 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Actress Carey Mulligan On ‘Promising Young Woman’ And Its Unique Take Against Rape Culture And Sexual Assault

| January 22 2021, 9:01 AM

Critics have praised Mulligan for her lead role in the film, which is directed by Emerald Fennell.

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