Archive for April 22nd, 2021

Columbus Activists Call For Federal Probe Of Police After Ma'Khia Bryant Shooting

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

"I have an 18-year-old ... and I tell him, unfortunately, never called the cops for anything because ... things can unfortunately end up like this," a neighbor said.

UC And Cal State Systems To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For In-Person Fall Classes

Health | | April 22 2021, 7:40 PM

The CSU Chancellor called the directive "the most comprehensive and consequential university plan for COVID-19 vaccines in the country." It will affect more than 1 million students and employees.

Republican Sen. Tim Scott Will Deliver GOP Response To Biden Address

Politics | | April 22 2021, 7:20 PM

The opposing speech will give the Senate's lone Black Republican an opportunity to pitch himself to the American public, but the spotlight often comes with harsher scrutiny.

As At-Home Coronavirus Tests Hit Pharmacies, What Role Can They Play In The Pandemic?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2021, 6:40 PM

Rapid COVID-19 tests are now available at pharmacies in the U.S. Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health says these can help people wondering if they are infectious right now.

People With Severe COVID-19 Have Higher Risk Of Long-Term Effects, Study Finds

Health | | April 22 2021, 6:20 PM

The study's author says he was shocked to find the toll of long COVID was so substantial and multifaceted: "When you put it all together ... it's actually quite jarring."

Overdose Deaths Surged In Pandemic, As More Drugs Were Laced With Fentanyl

Health | | April 22 2021, 3:20 PM

Researchers say cocaine, meth and other street drugs are increasingly contaminated with deadly synthetic opioids, contributing to a major spike in deaths.

Vaccine Passports: Israel, Bahrain Reach Landmark Agreement

US & World | | April 22 2021, 2:40 PM

"This is the most effective way to enable movement of people between countries," an Israeli official says. Israel says this is the world's first bilateral agreement on COVID-19 vaccine passports.

Oklahoma Law Grants Immunity To Drivers Who Unintentionally Harm Protesters

US & World | | April 22 2021, 1:40 PM

The new law also makes blocking public roadways a misdemeanor offense.

U.S. Issues More Than 115 'Do Not Travel' Advisories, Citing Risks From COVID-19

US & World | | April 22 2021, 11:40 AM

Just a week ago, only 33 countries were on the U.S. "Do Not Travel" list. New additions include Canada, Mexico, Germany and the U.K.

House Democrats Pass Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State

Politics | | April 22 2021, 11:20 AM

The effort to make Washington, D.C., the 51st star on the U.S. flag has never had more support. But the measure's fate in the Senate is uncertain.

Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2021, 10:40 AM

Fresh off the first-ever powered flight on another world, NASA's Mars 2020 mission has managed another key first that could pave the way for future astronauts.

Surprise: The Charge For His Spine Surgery After A Car Crash Topped $700,000

Health | | April 22 2021, 9:40 AM

Generous personal injury coverage on your auto insurance policy may not be enough to cover your medical bills. Patients can get financially blindsided when car and health insurance policies differ.

Time Running Out To Rescue 53 Sailors Aboard Missing Indonesian Submarine

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2021, 8:20 AM

Rescuers are scouring the Bali Sea for a submarine that disappeared this week. Officials say if the crew is still alive, they're expected to run out of oxygen by Saturday.

What Does Vaccine Inequality Look Like? See Chart

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2021, 6:40 AM

Namibia's president says disparate global rates of vaccination represent "COVID apartheid." When you compare percent of people vaccinated in the most populous countries, you can understand his ire.

State Foster Care Agencies Take Millions Of Dollars Owed To Children In Their Care

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

In at least 36 states and the District of Columbia, child welfare agencies use a child's benefit checks to offset the cost of foster care, often leaving them with a tattered safety net as adults.

Health Insurance For $10 Or Less A Month? You May Qualify For New Discounts

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

From now until August, you can sign up for or change coverage through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces. Many people are eligible for better or less expensive plans — or both.

Biden Makes New Pledge For U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A 50% Cut

Politics | | April 22 2021, 5:20 AM

The president will begin a climate summit by announcing that the United States will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half, based on 2005 levels, by the end of the decade.

Democrats Ask Justice Barrett To Recuse In Case Involving Nonprofit Donor Privacy

Crime & Justice | | April 22 2021, 4:00 AM

The case involves a conservative nonprofit with ties to a Koch brothers-founded group that gave at least $1 million to fund a campaign to win Senate confirmation of her Supreme Court nomination.

Boulder Supermarket Shooting Suspect Faces Dozens Of New Charges

Crime & Justice | | April 22 2021, 2:20 AM

Prosecutors amended the criminal complaint against Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa Wednesday to include more than 40 new charges.

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COVID-19 AMA: Mask Wearing, Variants And More

| April 22 2021, 8:41 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with nurse and UCLA professor Kristen R Choi.

AirTalk Earth Day Call-In Special: Living Through The Climate Emergency

| April 22 2021, 8:30 AM

While it may manifest itself in different ways, there’s no denying that our planet faces a climate emergency of epic proportions, and we’re all living through it.

A New Version Of One Of SoCal’s Beloved Hiking Classics Is Released In Time For Pandemic Hikers

| April 22 2021, 8:17 AM

After three years of hikes and research, author David Harris has released an updated version of John W. Robinson’s beloved hiking book “Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains,” a touchstone for SoCal hikers.

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