Archive for March 1st, 2021

'Providers Don't Even Listen': Barriers To Alzheimer's Care When You're Not White

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 01 2021, 11:20 PM

Nonwhite Americans looking for care for a loved one are much more likely than whites to encounter discrimination, language barriers, and providers who lack cultural competence, a new report finds.

California Offers $2 Billion Incentive In A Push For In-Person Learning

Education | | March 01 2021, 6:20 PM

Public schools that don't offer in-person instruction for k-2 students by the end of the month will lose out on 1% of eligible funds every day that students remain out of the classroom.

Lifelong Educator, Miguel Cardona, Confirmed As Education Secretary

Education | | March 01 2021, 5:40 PM

The former fourth grade teacher, principal and state education commissioner will take the reins at the U.S. Department of Education as the fight intensifies over school reopening.

Georgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting

Politics | | March 01 2021, 5:00 PM

The Republican bill would enact more restrictions for absentee voting and cut back on weekend early voting hours favored by larger counties, among other changes.

Gov. Cuomo Grants N.Y. AG's Request To Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations

US & World | | March 01 2021, 3:40 PM

Two former aides to Cuomo have come forward with complaints of sexual harassment during their time in his administration. The investigation's findings will be disclosed in a public report.

In Pope Francis, Biden Has A Potential Ally — Who Shares The Same Catholic Detractors

US & World | | March 01 2021, 3:20 PM

The pope and the president share liberal stances on climate change and economic disparity. A theology scholar argues U.S. Catholic Church leadership is increasingly allied with the political right.

Could A Single-Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine After Illness Stretch The Supply?

Health | | March 01 2021, 3:00 PM

People who have been sick with COVID-19 may need only one dose of the normally two-shot vaccines. If that became policy it could extend vaccine supplies, but logistical challenges are daunting.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Rollout Begins In U.S. As COVID-19 Cases Tick Up

Health | | March 01 2021, 1:40 PM

Johnson & Johnson has started shipping its first vaccine doses across the U.S., adding a third vaccine to the country's arsenal as public health officials warn of an uptick in cases.

Former French President Sarkozy Found Guilty Of Corruption, Sentenced To Jail

US & World | | March 01 2021, 8:20 AM

Nicolas Sarkozy, who served as president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted of bribery and influence peddling. He was sentenced to three years in jail, with two of the years suspended.

Texas Energy Co-Op Files For Bankruptcy After Storm, High Bill

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 01 2021, 5:20 AM

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc.'s cites a massive bill from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas as the reason for the bankruptcy filing.

From The U.S. Capitol To Local Governments, Disinformation Disrupts

Politics | | March 01 2021, 4:20 AM

Political scientists say growing acceptance of unfounded conspiracy theories is fueling disengagement and distrust in democratic institutions, an effect that is trickling down to local politics.

For Some Black Students, Remote Learning Has Offered A Chance To Thrive

Education | | March 01 2021, 4:00 AM

Back when school was in person, eighth-grader Josh Secrett was always tired. Now, away from the bias he sometimes encountered in classrooms, he says, "I'm more energized. I want to do more things."

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The Future Of US-Saudi Relations Following Report Tying Khashoggi Killing Approval To Crown Prince

| March 01 2021, 9:39 AM

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday that instantly ratcheted up pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew worldwide outrage.

Governor Gavin Newsom Strikes New School Reopening Deal With California Lawmakers

| March 01 2021, 9:12 AM

California Governor Gavin Newsom struck a deal yesterday with state lawmakers to push districts to reopen for some elementary-aged children by the end of March.

As LA County Expands Vaccination Eligibility, We Look At The Ethical Issues In California’s Rollout

| March 01 2021, 9:05 AM

Many essential workers, teachers and emergency service workers are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County— though supplies remain constrained, and ethical issues abound.

COVID-19 AMA: Schools, The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And More

| March 01 2021, 9:02 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Libby Denkmann speaks with UCLA’s Dr. Robert Kim-Farley.

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