Archive for June 10th, 2021

10 Senators Say They Agree On Infrastructure 'Framework' — But There Are Few Details

Politics | | June 10 2021, 6:00 PM

The bipartisan proposal would cost $1.2 trillion and include no tax hikes. But the senators themselves didn't release any details and party leaders have been mostly silent on the development.

New Report Details Firsthand Accounts Of Torture From Uyghur Muslims In China | | June 10 2021, 4:20 PM

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Jonathan Loeb, a senior crisis adviser and the lead author of Amnesty International's new report on the persecution of Uyghurs and other minority groups in Xinjiang.

The Senate Has Just Confirmed The First Muslim American Federal Judge In U.S. History

US & World | | June 10 2021, 4:00 PM

Zahid Quraishi was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by a Senate vote of 81-16.

The Clock's Ticking For 178 Hospital Workers Suspended For Not Getting Vaccinated | | June 10 2021, 2:20 PM

Employees at Houston Methodist who are unwilling to get the shot say the vaccines are unsafe and even "experimental." The hospital system's CEO says they're spouting "anti-vaccination rhetoric."

Spring Numbers Show 'Dramatic' Drop In College Enrollment

Education | | June 10 2021, 2:00 PM

Undergraduate college enrollment fell again this spring, down nearly 5% from a year ago. "It's really the end of a truly frightening year for higher education," one researcher says.

Federal COVID Workplace Safety Rules Are Here. But Only For Health Care Workers | | June 10 2021, 2:00 PM

The Biden administration has issued an emergency rule that requires health care employers to take steps to protect their workers from COVID-19.

A Nun Stole $835,000 From A School To Feed A Gambling Habit, Prosecutors Say

Crime & Justice | | June 10 2021, 11:00 AM

Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, agreed to plead guilty to one count of money laundering and one count of wire fraud. The federal charges carry a maximum prison term of 40 years.

India's COVID Orphans Face Trauma And Trafficking Risks | | June 10 2021, 10:00 AM

India is trying to track — and help — the hundreds of children orphaned by the pandemic. Are the government efforts enough to protect them?

Congress Urged To Act As States Start Allowing Outside Cash For Student Athletes | | June 10 2021, 8:40 AM

Nearly 20 states will soon allow NCAA athletes to accept cash for the use of their image, name and likeness. Many say the result will be unfair advantages for some schools unless Congress acts.

A Growing Number Of Critics Raise Alarms About The Electoral College

Politics | | June 10 2021, 4:40 AM

The Electoral College, which has benefited Republicans in some recent elections, also factors into debate over GOP bills aiming to change state-level election laws.

Inflation Is Surging. The Price Of A Toyota Pickup Truck Helps Explain Why | | June 10 2021, 4:40 AM

The Labor Department will report the latest inflation data on Thursday. It comes after the consumer price index rose 4.2% in April from a year ago, the highest in more than a dozen years.

The Controversial Arizona Election Review Is Drawing Republicans From Around The U.S.

Politics | | June 10 2021, 4:20 AM

Republicans from a growing number of states are traveling to Maricopa County to witness the review, a sign that similar probes may be sought elsewhere across the country.

In Montana, Crisis Support Teams Offer Alternatives To Policing Mental Health

Health | | June 10 2021, 4:00 AM

Montana now has six mobile crisis response teams — up from one in 2019 — with more in the works. Each team has a different makeup, but all use mental health support to diffuse tricky situations.

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Climate Change Exacerbates Drought In Western United States

| June 10 2021, 9:56 AM

Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires.

One Study Explores Relationship Between Pupil Size And Attention, Reasoning And Memory

| June 10 2021, 9:52 AM

Could the size of one’s pupils be an indicator of cognitive ability? A newly-published study in the peer reviewed journal Cognition suggests there may indeed be a correlation between pupil size and higher scores on tests that measure cognitive abilities.

Celebrating KPCC’s Backbone: Underwriting And Product

| June 10 2021, 9:39 AM

While most of you probably know KPCC by the voices you hear on air every day, our station requires the contributions of so many talented, unique individuals whose names aren’t said at the end of a news story or even in the production credits at the end of the week.

Veterans Affairs Secretary On COVID-19 Impact, Vaccination Efforts, Homelessness And More

| June 10 2021, 9:39 AM

President Joe Biden has named several goals over the last few months to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic. That includes a goal of getting 70 percent of U.S. adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4.

COVID AMA: Cal/OSHA Workplace Mask Rules Proposal, How Close SoCal Is To Herd Immunity And More

| June 10 2021, 9:38 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.