Archive for January 27th, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: How High-Tech California Is Now Trying To Fix It

US & World | | January 27 2021, 6:00 PM

The nation's most populous state says it's pivoting fast following a chaotic and inefficient county-based rollout of the vaccine. Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris tells NPR about the do-over.

Pandemic Piles On Already Reeling Boeing, Leading To Nearly $12 Billion Loss In 2020 | | January 27 2021, 6:00 PM

The airplane manufacturer was already struggling to fix design flaws in the grounded 737 Max when the pandemic all but froze demand for new aircraft.

DHS Warns Of 'Heightened Threat Environment' From Domestic Violent Extremists | | January 27 2021, 5:20 PM

The bulletin did not cite any specific threat but said that the risk of violence will persist for weeks. It warned that some extremists may be "emboldened" by the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

'Unconscionable': Capitol Police Union Says Leadership Failed Officers In Riot | | January 27 2021, 4:00 PM

The union decried leadership's actions as a failure that led directly to the harm of its officers.

Why Scientists Are Very Worried About The Variant From Brazil | | January 27 2021, 2:40 PM

They don't yet understand why the coronavirus variant called P.1 has spread so explosively there. Its set of mutations seem especially dangerous. And this week P.1 was confirmed in the U.S.

Down But Not Out: Pandemic Likely Dealt Blow To Economy, But There's Room For Hope | | January 27 2021, 1:40 PM

The U.S. economy is likely to have slowed in the last three months of the year, ending 2020 smaller than it began. But for some companies, business is now back to pre-pandemic levels.

Biden's Push Against Housing Discrimination Must Go Beyond HUD, Researcher Says | | January 27 2021, 12:20 PM

Andre Perry of Brookings says discrimination against communities of color also involves lenders, zoning laws and other issues in which the Department of Housing and Urban Development is less involved.

First Private Crew Will Visit Space Station. The Price Tag: $55 Million Each | | January 27 2021, 11:40 AM

The astronauts will spend around eight days in orbit in what would be a new step for joint private-public space missions.

Biden To 'Pause' Oil And Gas Leasing On Public Lands And Waters

Environment & Science | | January 27 2021, 8:20 AM

The move is one of his more controversial campaign promises, and industry groups say they will sue. But it won't have much immediate impact on driving down climate-warming emissions.

Most U.S. Mayors Do Not Support Reallocating Police Resources, Survey Finds

Politics | | January 27 2021, 5:00 AM

Eighty percent of the mayors who responded say they believe their police budgets last year were "about right."

Don't Call It A Comeback: School Districts That Never Opened Are Having Trouble Now

Education | | January 27 2021, 4:20 AM

About a third of the country's students haven't had a single day in a classroom since March 2020. Coming back now — with the virus still spreading and teachers pushing back — hasn't been easy.

Justice Department Rescinds Trump's 'Zero Tolerance' Immigration Policy

Politics | | January 27 2021, 4:20 AM

The Trump-era immigration policy resulted in thousands of family separations at the U.S-Mexico border.

2020 Was The Worst Year Ever For U.S. Hotels. Here's What's Next | | January 27 2021, 4:00 AM

After a tough 2020, the U.S. hotel industry is bracing for a difficult first half this year, followed by improved leisure travel in the second half.

'Resident Alien': The Truth Is Way, Way Out There | | January 27 2021, 4:00 AM

The great Alan Tudyk gets a role he can sink his sharp pointy alien teeth into on a darkly funny series boasting an ensemble cast of characters with surprisingly nuanced interpersonal histories.

Amid Grief, Rep. Jamie Raskin Leads Trump Impeachment Effort In Senate

Politics | | January 27 2021, 4:00 AM

The Maryland Democrat, whose 25-year-old son killed himself just days before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, says the upcoming trial is "a solemn and awesome responsibility."

In Phone Call, Biden Presses Putin Over Cyber Breach, Navalny

Politics | | January 27 2021, 2:40 AM

Despite disagreements on many issues, the president and the Russian leader agreed to extend the only remaining U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control deal.

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Vice President Kamala Harris And The Contemporary And Historical Influence of Black Sororities

| January 27 2021, 9:43 AM

When Kamala Harris assumed the vice presidency and became the first Black person, South Asian person and woman to hold the office, she wore a string of pearls to mark the occasion.

DOC AMA: Community Concerns About Receiving Second Vaccine Dose, Drug-Resistant Infections & More

| January 27 2021, 9:34 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong from UCSF.

The Real Wolves Of Wall Street: What’s Going On With Reddit, Gamestop And The Stock Market?

| January 27 2021, 9:27 AM

A David and Goliath saga is unfolding in financial markets over the stock price of struggling retail chain GameStop. On Wednesday, Goliath walked away from the battle. Two Goliaths, actually.

Should CA ‘Cancel’ Rent? Stakeholders Discuss Rent Relief Options Amid The Pandemic

| January 27 2021, 9:24 AM

In a Jan. 19 report, California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office estimates the state’s renters owe $400 million in unpaid rent because of financial hardship tied to the pandemic, down from initial estimates, which were as high as $1.7 billion.

Acknowledging, Assessing And Addressing Racism Within The Fantasy Genre

| January 27 2021, 9:08 AM

The fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons has editions that date back to the 1970s. While the game is made up of mythical characters and spells that can be cast, its depiction of race and gender are anything but a fantasy.

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