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Best podcasts about The Texas Tribune

Latest podcast episodes about The Texas Tribune

Reopening America
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Bans Vaccine Mandates and Employers Are Now Caught in the Middle When It Comes to Federal Mandates

Reopening America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 9:16


Confusion in Texas over vaccine mandates. Gov. Greg Abbot just banned vaccine mandates for all entities in the state including private businesses. This could pose a problem for many companies that contract with the federal government since Biden has mandated that they do get vaccinated. Now, some companies are caught in the middle and could lose federal funding or run afoul of the state law. Mitchell Ferman, economy reporter at the Texas Tribune, joins us for more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Daily Dive
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Bans Vaccine Mandates and Employers Are Now Caught in the Middle When It Comes to Federal Mandates

The Daily Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 25:19


Confusion in Texas over vaccine mandates. Gov. Greg Abbot just banned vaccine mandates for all entities in the state including private businesses. This could pose a problem for many companies that contract with the federal government since Biden has mandated that they do get vaccinated. Now, some companies are caught in the middle and could lose federal funding or run afoul of the state law. Mitchell Ferman, economy reporter at the Texas Tribune, joins us for more. Next, the employment recovery in the country is still a bumpy and uneven one. There are still more jobs than there are unemployed people and the pace of new hires was weak for last month. More women have dropped out of the labor force due to messy back to school rollouts and child care issues and lower-wage workers are waiting for new opportunities instead of going back to old jobs. Eli Rosenberg, labor reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for what we are seeing in unemployment numbers. Finally, while the majority of migrants coming to the border are very poor and take long perilous trips, some of the more affluent migrants and taking different routes. In some cases middle-class migrants from Brazil and Venezuela are taking flights to Mexico and then making the last leg of the trip by cab or bus. Alicia Caldwell, immigration reporter at the WSJ, joins us for some are flying to the border. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Batteries are “the glue of the clean-energy economy”

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 34:11


We’ve gone from lead-acid batteries in our cars to the lithium-ion batteries that power our phones and devices in a relatively short amount of time. The next generation of batteries will need to be big enough to power homes, cities and our electrical grid because experts believe that’ll be key to our transition away from fossil fuels. “Batteries have really been called the glue of the clean-energy economy because … the wind doesn’t always blow, the sun doesn’t always shine … and so we need to have not only enough storage for the few minutes or the few hours between uses, but we need to be able to provide that super-high-reliability storage for hours, days, weeks and seasons,” said Dan Kammen, an energy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and adviser for innovative energy solutions at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Our current go-to battery technology is lithium ion. But there are so many other technologies coming online that will become the core of our clean energy economy. On today’s show: one of the most hopeful climate-related deep dives we’ve had in a while. We’ll talk with Kammen about some of the latest battery technology and what it’s going to take to make it cheaper, greener and accessible to all. Side note: Molly Wood is doing a whole podcast on lithium batteries called “How We Survive.” Don’t forget to subscribe! In the news fix, we get hard numbers on how climate change is affecting people all over the world and explain the latest fight over vaccine mandates in Texas. Plus, a listener gives us a firsthand account of the oil spill off the coast of Southern California, and an answer to the Make Me Smart question that will get you thinking about your toothbrush. When you're done listening, tell your Echo device to “make me smart” for our daily explainers. This week we'll explain the global supply chain mess, a new form of advertising in the NBA, and the cult success of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Also, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter! You can find the latest issue here. Here’s everything we talked about today: “World's largest energy storage system completes Phase II in Moss Landing” from The Monterey Herald “The Battery Boom Will Draw $620 In Investment by 2040” from Bloomberg “Renewable energy: getting to 100% requires cheap energy storage. But how cheap?” from Vox “At least 85 percent of the world's population has been affected by human-induced climate change, new study shows” from The Washington Post “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans any COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including for private employers” from The Texas Tribune

Apple News Today
A new twist in the fight over the debt ceiling

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 7:00


A judge has the controversial Texas abortion ban on hold. The Texas Tribune explains why it’s not clear the new ruling will actually increase access to the procedure. Senators seem to have become more optimistic about a deal to prevent the U.S. defaulting on its debt. The Washington Post reports on the talks. The Wall Street Journal has the story of a lawsuit that says computer outages from a cyberattack led hospital staff to miss troubling signs, resulting in a baby’s death. The hospital denies the allegations. If proven in court, it would be the first confirmed death from a ransomware attack. The Verge details how Taylor Swift fans are getting caught up in the Virginia governor’s race. Printed books are getting harder to find because of growing demand for reading material and pandemic-driven supply and labor shortages. Vox has details.Abdulrazak Gurnah is the latest winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. BBC News has more.

TRECcast
TREC Talks: Redistricting With Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune (Event Replay)

TRECcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 52:26


Today's episode of TRECcast is a replay of our September 14 TREC Talks event in which Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune discusses the redistricting process currently ongoing within the Texas state Legislature. Ross Ramsey's bio: http://ow.ly/XFlT50GiO9T Subscribe to TRECcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/treccast/id1438048995 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7df4hgNUizIRV35pzXltno SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/trecdallas Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/treccast Follow TREC on Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealestatecouncil Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRECDallas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trecdallas/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-real-estate-council

Consider This from NPR
Redistricting: What Happens When The Party With Power Gives Themselves More

Consider This from NPR

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 13:14


Like lawmakers across the country, the Republican majority in Texas is getting ready to redraw the lines that define state and congressional voting districts. Those lines cement the shape of political power in the state for the next decade — and it's perfectly legal for the party in power to draw them to its own advantage. Texas Tribune reporter James Barragán and Michael Li of the Brennan Center discuss redistricting in Texas, and around the country. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Houston Matters
Dealing With Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells, And Helping Artists Of Color (Sept. 30, 2021)

Houston Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 49:50


On Thursday's Houston Matters: Texas State Senators are angry about a power grid winterization loophole for natural gas companies that was built into a law they approved this year. We discuss what exactly it means and the response from the Texas Railroad Commission. Also this hour: The current iteration of Pres. Biden's infrastructure bill proposes spending $4.7 billion on decommissioning orphaned oil and gas wells. These are oil well sites that were operated by companies that became financially insolvent and entered bankruptcy. It then falls upon state governments and, ultimately, taxpayers to pay for and properly decommission their abandoned assets. We learn more about efforts to deal with these sites. Then, local activist Ashley Dedmon talks about serving as a caregiver for her mother during her battle with breast cancer and for her father during his battle with prostate cancer. And she discusses a new initiatve from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to reduce the breast cancer mortality rate among Black women. The organization's annual Race for the Cure is Saturday morning at Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston. And we learn more about the Black Indigenous People of Color Arts Network and Fund, which plans to offer financial help to artists of color in Greater Houston. The deadline to apply for the first round of funds is Oct. 22.

The Austin City Councilman
Sept. 29, 2021 - It's The Wild Wild West Out There!

The Austin City Councilman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 31:29


Statesman/USA Today: "It's the Wild West" - experts urge Americans to follow official guidance amid COVID booster craze The Atlantic: Fauci - boosters are for keeping people healthy, not alive Texas Tribune: lawmakers upset at winterization loophole Casar: #AbortionIsHealthcare and more! @bradswail austincitycouncilman.com Support the show on Patreon!

Texas Standard
Texas Standard: September 28, 2021

Texas Standard

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 50:49


People of color accounted for 95% of Texas population boom in the last decade. What does this mean for political maps? Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune helps us read between the boundary lines. Also hurricane season doesn’t end til November 30th, but is it already over for Texas? A team of Texas meteorologists with […]

Loving Liberty Radio Network
9-21-2021 Liberty RoundTable with Sam Bushman

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 54:50


Hour 1 * Hospital in New York Will Stop Delivering Babies Because Staff Quit Over Vaccine Mandate. * Horowitz: Now that vaccinated people need the monoclonal treatments, Biden admin and media attack the treatment. * FDA Panel Votes Against Pfizer's COVID Booster for Everyone, Recommends It for People 65 and Older! – Advisory committee rejects extra jab for most Americans. * CEO Dan Price Took A 1M Pay Cut, Gave All His Employees Minimum $70,000 Paycheck Thriving Six Years Later! * A video shows approximately 15,000 undocumented, mostly Haitian migrants camping under the Del Rio International Bridge with shelters made of sticks and blankets, according to the Texas Tribune. * Second Hour: BrightEON.TV Guest: Sheriff Jesse Watts from Eureka County, Nevada Joins Us. * Second hour Video Archives are at BrightEON.tv. * Sheriff Jesse Writes and Sends Biden an Open Letter – I Will Not Enforce Your Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandate! * US doctor Dr. Ryan Cole reports a '20 times increase' of cancer in vaccinated patients. * Poverty rate rose, income fell last year amid COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

Liberty Roundtable Podcast
Radio Show Hour 1 – 09/21/20211

Liberty Roundtable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 54:50


* Hospital in New York Will Stop Delivering Babies Because Staff Quit Over Vaccine Mandate. * Horowitz: Now that vaccinated people need the monoclonal treatments, Biden admin and media attack the treatment. * FDA Panel Votes Against Pfizer's COVID Booster for Everyone, Recommends It for People 65 and Older! - Advisory committee rejects extra jab for most Americans. * CEO Dan Price Took A 1M Pay Cut, Gave All His Employees Minimum $70,000 Paycheck Thriving Six Years Later! * A video shows approximately 15,000 undocumented, mostly Haitian migrants camping under the Del Rio International Bridge with shelters made of sticks and blankets, according to the Texas Tribune. * Second Hour: BrightEON.TV Guest: Sheriff Jesse Watts from Eureka County, Nevada Joins Us. * Second hour Video Archives are at BrightEON.tv. * Sheriff Jesse Writes and Sends Biden an Open Letter - I Will Not Enforce Your Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandate! * US doctor Dr. Ryan Cole reports a '20 times increase' of cancer in vaccinated patients. * Poverty rate rose, income fell last year amid COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.

In The Thick
Cross-Border Abortion Care

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 37:32


Maria and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, are joined by Lina-Maria Murillo, assistant professor of gender, women's and sexuality studies, and history, at the University of Iowa, and Veronica Martinez, journalist covering gender and immigration, for a conversation about reproductive justice. They unpack the latest on the Texas abortion ban and Mexico's Supreme Court ruling that decriminalizes abortion, and also get into how people historically have crossed these borders for abortion care.ITT Staff Picks: For the Washington Post, Lina-Maria Murillo writes about the history of abortion bans and flights: “No matter what antiabortion crusaders try, pregnant people will always find ways to have abortions — and networks that go beyond borders have long helped them navigate treatment options.”The Texas abortion ban will heavily affect immigrant, Black, poor women of color and Texans with disabilities, report Jolie McCullough and Neelam Bohra, for The Texas Tribune. Veronica Martinez reports about Mexico and Texas' recent actions on abortion and how this will affect women on either side of the border, for El Paso Matters.Photo credit: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Leslie Marshall Show
Texas Passes Draconian Abortion and Voter Suppression Laws

The Leslie Marshall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 42:36


During this episode, Leslie is joined by Moe Vela, host of "In The Know With Moe," which can be heard and seen all of the same places as the Leslie Marshall Show, each Thursday from 3-4pm ET.  Moe previously served in President Obama's administration as the Director of Administration and Senior Advisor in the Office of then Vice President Joe Biden. First, Moe details his most recent entrepreneurial endeavor as the co-creator, co-producer and co-star of the hottest new business reality streaming series, 'Unicorn Hunters.' Moe stars alongside the likes of Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, former Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios, Musical Superstar and Investor Lance Bass, and several other business titans and luminaries.  'Unicorn Hunters' is on a mission to democratize access to wealth, so that it is no longer the privilege of a select group. 'Unicorn Hunters' allows founders to reach millions of investors around the world, and provides viewers with the opportunity to invest in pre-IPO opportunities.  The show just finished taping their second season with six new amazing future unicorns who will impact millions of lives.  The show can be seen at UnicornHunters.com. Second, Leslie and Moe give their takes on two very controversial new Texas laws that passed within the last week. The first is "the most restrictive abortion law to be enforced since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide," according to Axios. "The Texas law bans all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest, after the detection of cardiac activity, which is usually around six weeks — before many people know they are pregnant. It also allows individuals to sue anyone suspected of helping a woman obtain an abortion — and awards at least $10,000 to people who do so successfully. The law is difficult to challenge partly because it's unclear who can be sued since it deputizes private citizens to enforce it." The second law is the most restrictive voter suppression bill that has passed nationwide.  It rolls back early voting and adds new ID requirements, which critics say disproportionately impact voters of color. Many of the bill's provisions take aim at expansions put in place in the populous, Democratic Harris County, where officials broadened access last year, per the Texas Tribune. The measure could also make it more difficult for people with disabilities to vote, the Washington Post notes, by creating penalties for people who assist with filling out a ballot. It requires large Texas counties, that tend to lean Democratic, to livestream ballot counting, the New York Times reports. The bill has been a top priority for Texas' Republican Governor, Greg Abbott. "Though there is no evidence fraud took place during the 2020 election, Republicans in many states have pushed for new restrictions based on baseless allegations of voter fraud pushed by former President Trump and others," according to Axios. The final topic that Leslie and Moe discuss is a new joint statement released by editors of over 230 medical journals saying that "Global warming is affecting people's health — and world leaders need to address the climate crisis now as it can't wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over," according to Axios. "This is the first time so many publications have come together to issue such a joint statement to world leaders, underscoring the severity of the situation — with the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal among those issuing the warning. Ahead of this November's UN general assembly and the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the journals warned: "The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C and to restore nature." "Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world," states the editorial, which also ran in the New England Journal of Medicine, the International Nursing Review, the Chinese Science Bulletin and Brazil's Revista de Saude Publica. "Despite the world's necessary preoccupation with COVID-19, we cannot wait for the pandemic to pass to rapidly reduce emissions." Of note: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement ahead of the editorial's publication that the "risks posed by climate change could dwarf those of any single disease." "We will end the COVID-19 pandemic, but there's no vaccine for the climate crisis," Tedros added. The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said last month global warming could reach 1.5°C (2.7°F) compared to pre-industrial levels by 2030. "The editorial reports that heat-related mortality among people older than 65 has risen by over 50% in the past 20 years," according to Axios. Moe Vela is the CEO of MoeVela, LLC, a strategic business advisory firm, with business partnerships and ventures that span the globe across a diversity of sectors and industries. He is also the Founder of The Vela Group, LLC, a global business development consulting firm. In addition to running his firms, Moe is Of Counsel/Senior Advisor at the law firm of Stein Mitchell Beato and Missner. Moe is also Principal Advisor at TransparentBusiness. His Twitter handle is @MoeVela.

Progressive Voices
The Leslie Marshall Show -9/7/21- Texas Passes Draconian Abortion and Voter Suppression Laws

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 42:36


During this episode, Leslie is joined by Moe Vela, host of "In The Know With Moe," which can be heard and seen all of the same places as the Leslie Marshall Show, each Thursday from 3-4pm ET. Moe previously served in President Obama's administration as the Director of Administration and Senior Advisor in the Office of then Vice President Joe Biden. First, Moe details his most recent entrepreneurial endeavor as the co-creator, co-producer and co-star of the hottest new business reality streaming series, 'Unicorn Hunters.' Moe stars alongside the likes of Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, former Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios, Musical Superstar and Investor Lance Bass, and several other business titans and luminaries. 'Unicorn Hunters' is on a mission to democratize access to wealth, so that it is no longer the privilege of a select group. 'Unicorn Hunters' allows founders to reach millions of investors around the world, and provides viewers with the opportunity to invest in pre-IPO opportunities. The show just finished taping their second season with six new amazing future unicorns who will impact millions of lives. The show can be seen at UnicornHunters.com. Second, Leslie and Moe give their takes on two very controversial new Texas laws that passed within the last week. The first is "the most restrictive abortion law to be enforced since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide," according to Axios. "The Texas law bans all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest, after the detection of cardiac activity, which is usually around six weeks — before many people know they are pregnant. It also allows individuals to sue anyone suspected of helping a woman obtain an abortion — and awards at least $10,000 to people who do so successfully." The second law is the most restrictive voter suppression bill that has passed nationwide. It rolls back early voting and adds new ID requirements, which critics say disproportionately impact voters of color. Many of the bill's provisions take aim at expansions put in place in the populous, Democratic Harris County, where officials broadened access last year, per the Texas Tribune. The measure could also make it more difficult for people with disabilities to vote, the Washington Post notes, by creating penalties for people who assist with filling out a ballot. The final topic that Leslie and Moe discuss is a new joint statement released by editors of over 230 medical journals saying that "Global warming is affecting people's health — and world leaders need to address the climate crisis now as it can't wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over," according to Axios. "This is the first time so many publications have come together to issue such a joint statement to world leaders, underscoring the severity of the situation — with the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal among those issuing the warning. Ahead of this November's UN general assembly and the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the journals warned: "The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C and to restore nature." "Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world," states the editorial, which also ran in the New England Journal of Medicine, the International Nursing Review, the Chinese Science Bulletin and Brazil's Revista de Saude Publica. "Despite the world's necessary preoccupation with COVID-19, we cannot wait for the pandemic to pass to rapidly reduce emissions." Of note: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement ahead of the editorial's publication that the "risks posed by climate change could dwarf those of any single disease." Moe's Twitter handle is @MoeVela.

Skeptic Generation
Our Sweet Sixteen! | Skeptic Generation | Episode 16 Season 1

Skeptic Generation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 87:37


We've blown out our sixteen candles and now it's time for some fun! Feel free to call in and tell us what you believe and why, or just tune in to watch the fireworks (AKA Vi's head exploding). ___________ TIME STAMPS & SHOW NOTES 00:00 - Intro - Addressing the Elephant in the Womb (SB8) 7:19 - James (he/him) - AUS - Future Impact of Texas Abortion Bill 18:23 - Leon (he/him) - UK - Anti-vax Doctor Calls In (And Gets Hung Up On) 43:25 - Isaiah (he/him) - South Korea - Theist Calls In With Some Love 49:23 - Gohan (he/him) - TX - Vi Wants to Abort Criminal Violinists 1:15:28 - Felipe (he/him) - Brazil - How to Promote Skepticism as a Doctor? 00:00 The rights of individual Texans have come under fire due to the passing of SB8, an anti-choice bill that limits abortion access and puts bounties on the heads of anyone who gets or assists in reproductive healthcare. For more information, please see the following resources: The text of TX SB8: https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB8/id/2395961 Overview from the Texas Tribune: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/31/texas-abortion-law-supreme-court/ Statement by the American Medical Association: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/patient-support-advocacy/texas-sb-8-puts-bounties-doctors-heads-delivering-care New York Times opinion: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/04/opinion/texas-abortion-law.html Operation Jane video from Anonymous: https://youtu.be/qd-_3gClpaw Report on TikTok vs. Right to Life's snitch website: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1034008380/tiktok-texas-abortion-ban-spam-website-activists 07:19What are the implications of Texas's most recent “Heartbeat Bill,” SB 8? James from Australia wonders what the legal landscape will look like now, not just for people with uteruses but other disenfranchised groups. Vi breaks down how the law might play out, and why we should be concerned. 18:23Message from the hosts: While the mission of this show is to refute as many terrible arguments as we can, we need to be constantly aware when platforming dangerous rhetoric does more harm than good. This was one of those instances, and resulted in a decision to terminate the call. Leon & Libby call in from the UK to talk about why it's inadvisable to vaccinate children for COVID-19. Be warned, this is a Gish gallop of misinformation which the hosts do their best to halt. Vi ends up hanging up, but not before the callers have discredited themselves through demonstrably bad statistical analysis, logical fallacies, and citing of unverified sources. Why VAERS data is unreliable: https://theconversation.com/unverified-reports-of-vaccine-side-effects-in-vaers-arent-the-smoking-guns-portrayed-by-right-wing-media-outlets-they-can-offer-insight-into-vaccine-hesitancy-166401 Percentage of COVID patients with neurological disorders after recovery: https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/06/04/high-numbers-of-covid-patients-report-impact-on-mental-health-research-shows/?sh=734f2e5f1d08 Study of number of childhood deaths due to COVID in the UK (6/2020): https://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2021/06/21/archdischild-2020-320899 COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in children in US: https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/ 43:25This caller expresses appreciation for the way Skeptic Generation approaches topics in a more conversational, long-form way. Is it the best atheist call-in show on the internet currently? Who can say, but we certainly think so! For any and all inquiries about guest appearances or collaborations (we're interested!) please reach out to contactskepticgeneration@gmail.com. 49:23If you've followed the hosts for a while, you'll probably remember Gohan, a frequent Talk Heathen caller back in the day. He's back, and ready to spar with Vi about the morality of abortion. His weapon of choice: the violinist argument (and Trent Horn's reverse violinist argument). Too bad for him. Vi is *not* taking this conversation lightly today. To hear a brilliant discussion of the violinist argument, check out Abigail Thorn's video on her channel @PhilosophyTube: https://youtu.be/c2PAajlHbnU 1:15:28Did you know there is apparently a church created every hour in Brazil? A local doctor calls into the show and expresses his concern that widespread credulity in his country is resulting in Brazilians denying medical care on the advice of their pastors. How can he help?___________Skeptic Generation is LIVE every Sunday at 11:30am-1:00pm CTCall on your phone: 585-LA-MURPH (585-526-8774) Call online: https://tiny.cc/callSG Love the show? Become a patron: https://tiny.cc/donatetoSG Buy merch: https://tiny.cc/SGmerch Help with our studio: https://tiny.cc/SGwishlist Join us after the show on Discord: tiny.cc/SGdiscordTo find out more, visit https://www.skepticgeneration.com Copyright © 2021 Skeptic Generation. All rights reserved.

Apple News Today
Expert answers to your questions about COVID safety for kids

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 12:11


A doctor and Washington Post columnist addresses parents’ concerns about how to keep their kids safe as classrooms reopen. Days after Hurricane Ida knocked out power, people are dealing with extreme heat and shortages of gas. The Louisiana Illuminator looks at the challenges on the ground. The Texas Tribune speaks to doctors on how they are dealing with the state’s restrictive new abortion law. Apple News has a special collection of the best reporting on the topic. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Trade Commission is looking into repair issues involving McDonald’s ice cream machines. Frequent breakdowns have been infuriating fans of the fast-food chain’s McFlurry and other desserts.

The Lonely Roundtable
NFL Taunting Crackdown, LLWS Announces No Fans, Texas Newspaper Gets Caught Inflating Covid Numbers, Stanford University Mandates, Joy Reid Is Disgusting

The Lonely Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 28:09


NFL announces a crackdown on taunting this season; LLWS announces it will be played in front of no fans; Texas Tribune gets caught in a lie regarding child Covid cases in July; Stanford University requiring masks and weekly testing for everyone, regardless of vaccine status; Joy Reid is the most disgusting, disgraceful member of today's media

The News & Why It Matters
Ep 842 | Border Crisis & the Rise of the Taliban Won't Stop ANOTHER Biden Vacation

The News & Why It Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 44:58


Things are heating up in Afghanistan after major cities fall to the Taliban. The Pentagon will send 3,000 troops back to Afghanistan to help evacuate citizens from the U.S. Embassy. Does the U.S. government have a plan? DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the border crisis is "unsustainable” in a leaked audio. FDA approves an additional booster vaccination dose for those with weak immune systems or have received organ transplants. San Francisco will now require proof of full vaccination in order to enter indoor places. Don't worry, because if you don't know the COVID rules, San Francisco will also have a COVID compliance team to help educate businesses. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not backing down from his mask mandate ban. Oops, Texas Tribune had to issue a major correction after claiming that in seven days 5,800 children were hospitalized with COVID. Note: The content of this episode does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID vaccine questions and concerns. Today's Sponsors: Visit https://cowgirlwine2021.com today and you'll get 50% off the wine. AND 50% off shipping. Order now and get 50% off ALL Genucel packages for summer at http://lovegenucel.com/WHY Built Bars aren't just the best tasting protein bar out there, it's healthy as well! Most of the flavors have 17 grams of protein, only 130 calories, only 4 grams of sugar and only 4 grams of net carbs – you can't beat that! Go to https://built.com and use promo code NEWS15 for 15% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Guy Benson Show
Taliban gain more ground in Afghanistan

Guy Benson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 109:23


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Future of Mobility
#62 – Ryan Duffy | Emerging Tech Brew – Autonomous, Electric Vehicles & Key Tech Affecting Mobility

Future of Mobility

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 66:57


Ryan Duffy launched Emerging Tech Brew and is an emerging tech writer at Morning Brew. Key topics in this conversation include: Emerging Tech Brew's transformation into a media company The state of ADAS/AD, including Ryan's experience riding in driverless Waymo vehicles The state of the electric vehicle market Ryan's deep dive into artificial intelligence Trends to keep an eye on Links Show notes: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/ryanduffy2 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rfduffy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanfDuffy Ryan's personal site: https://xn--8p9h.fm/ Emerging Tech Brew: link Electrified Aircraft with Max Liben: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/maxliben Electrification for mining, marine, and industrial equipment with Kimmo Rauma: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/kimmorauma Ryan's Bio: Ryan is an emerging tech writer at Morning Brew. Over two years ago, he launched Emerging Tech Brew, a newsletter that has evolved into a media franchise with a team of four and 300,000+ subscribers. Ryan's beat spans machine learning, robots, digital assets, and all the other technologies shaping the future of business. Ryan's writing has previously appeared in the New York Times, the Verge, the Texas Tribune, and a number of print magazines. About Emerging Tech Brew: Emerging Tech Brew is the tech-focused publication of Morning Brew. The flagship product, a newsletter, goes out thrice a week to technologists around the world. In addition to the newsletter, Emerging Tech Brew publishes everything from reported stories to long-form guides. Morning Brew is a media company committed to helping young professionals become smarter in minutes. The company started with a single daily email newsletter and now produce a portfolio of podcasts, videos, events, and newsletters (naturally!) that guarantee to inform and entertain. Future of Mobility: The Future of Mobility podcast is focused on the development and implementation of safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions, with a spotlight on the people and technology advancing these fields. linkedin.com/in/brandonbartneck/ brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/ Music credit: Slow Burn Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

The Jimmy Barrett Show
If Only She Could Lock Us Down Again!

The Jimmy Barrett Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 74:21


Today On The Jimmy Barrett Show:Mexico sues gun makers.Rand Paul says Fauci is dangerous.The Texas Tribune claims the border is not as bad as Abbott claims.Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle.Reggie Littlejohn from Stop Vax Passports.

In The Thick
Safeguarding Power

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 37:36


Julio and guest co-host Jenni Monet, independent investigative journalist and founder of the newsletter Indigenously, are joined by ITT All-Stars Ryan L. Nave, editor-in-chief of Reckon South, and Karen Attiah, opinion columnist at the Washington Post. They dive into the latest on COVID-19, Republican attacks on voting rights and efforts to incorporate immigration reform into the Democrats' budget reconciliation bill.ITT Staff Picks:For CNN Opinion, journalist Morgan Stephens writes about her experience with long COVID: “The breakdown of my own physical and mental health has given me front-row access to the long Covid-19 crisis in a way I never imagined.”Opinion columnist Charles M. Blow writes about how President Biden has failed to protect voting rights and the Black community in this piece for The New York Times.Jolie McCullough, who covers criminal justice, reports on Governor Greg Abbott's increased border security initiatives to arrest migrants for The Texas Tribune. Photo credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Bill Press Pod
"Know Your Power." The Reporters' Roundtable July 23

The Bill Press Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 40:18


Voting Rights. The January 6th Select Committee. Infrastructure Summer. Covid Comeback. With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor for CQ-Roll Call, Host of the Political Theater podcast, Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent for 19thNews, Scott Wong, Senior Staff Writer for The Hill and Abby Livingston, DC Bureau Chief for the Texas Tribune. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers' International Union of North America. It's members ready to get to work on America's infrastructure. More information at LIUNA.org.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Texas Tribune Brief
Gov. Greg Abbott promised “transparency and accountability” for border wall donations. But donors don't have to use real names.

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 4:34


Despite promises from Abbott that transparency in the crowdfunding process for the border wall would be paramount, donor information released to The Texas Tribune for the first week of collections was bereft of any way to verify the identities of the majority of the donors.

Smart Talk with Trey Graham
Ross Ramsey of Texas Tribune Segment 2

Smart Talk with Trey Graham

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 12:36


Smart Talk with Trey Graham
Ross Ramsey of Texas Tribune Segment 1

Smart Talk with Trey Graham

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 9:45


Apple News Today
What's next now that U.S. troops have left Afghanistan?

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 9:51


The top U.S. military official in Afghanistan has stepped down, the Washington Post reports. Post journalist Pamela Constable discusses this symbolic end to America’s 20-year war. Texas Democrats flew to Washington, D.C., to prevent state Republicans from passing new restrictions on voting. The Texas Tribune’s Alexa Ura explains what’s happening. For decades, the Olympics has been controversial because of the financial and environmental burden it can place on host cities. Popular Science explores a provocative proposal to end this by creating a permanent Olympic city. A copy of Nintendo's Super Mario 64 sold for more than $1.5 million, a record for a video game. Vice explains why unopened games are fetching such high prices.

Marketplace All-in-One
What’d we miss?

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 17:29


Kai was out on Friday, and there’s a lot to talk about, so we’re taking our listener Andrew’s suggestion and trying out “What’d We Miss Mondays” around here. On the docket: China’s economic recovery, wildfires, Virgin Galactic, Euro Cup, Biden’s executive orders, Burger King and more. Let us know what you think of this grab-bag format for a Monday! Here’s everything we talked about today: “China's Slowing V-Shaped Economic Recovery Sends Global Warning” from Bloomberg “Watch Stephen Colbert Narrate the Billionaire Going to Space Because He Can” from New York Magazine “Gov. Gavin Newsom Retreats On $1 Billion Wildfire Prevention Plan Ahead Of Meeting With President Biden” from CapRadio “California Wildfires Are Sparking Firenadoes” from Gizmodo “‘Unrecognizable.' Lake Mead, a lifeline for water in Los Angeles and the West, tips toward crisis” from the Los Angeles Times “Texas House Democrats flee the state in move that could block voting restrictions bill, bring Legislature to a halt” from The Texas Tribune “Biden launches assault on monopolies” from Politico “Judge Refuses to Seal Names of ‘Kraken' Witnesses Who Have Asked to Remain Anonymous, Readies for Sanctions Hearing Against Lin Wood and Sidney Powell” from Law & Crime “England FA condemn racist abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho after Euro 2020 shootout loss” from ESPN, and Rashford’s statement is here “Burger King sign reading ‘we all quit’ goes viral after employees walk out” from Fox News

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
What’d we miss?

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 17:29


Kai was out on Friday, and there’s a lot to talk about, so we’re taking our listener Andrew’s suggestion and trying out “What’d We Miss Mondays” around here. On the docket: China’s economic recovery, wildfires, Virgin Galactic, Euro Cup, Biden’s executive orders, Burger King and more. Let us know what you think of this grab-bag format for a Monday! Here’s everything we talked about today: “China's Slowing V-Shaped Economic Recovery Sends Global Warning” from Bloomberg “Watch Stephen Colbert Narrate the Billionaire Going to Space Because He Can” from New York Magazine “Gov. Gavin Newsom Retreats On $1 Billion Wildfire Prevention Plan Ahead Of Meeting With President Biden” from CapRadio “California Wildfires Are Sparking Firenadoes” from Gizmodo “‘Unrecognizable.' Lake Mead, a lifeline for water in Los Angeles and the West, tips toward crisis” from the Los Angeles Times “Texas House Democrats flee the state in move that could block voting restrictions bill, bring Legislature to a halt” from The Texas Tribune “Biden launches assault on monopolies” from Politico “Judge Refuses to Seal Names of ‘Kraken' Witnesses Who Have Asked to Remain Anonymous, Readies for Sanctions Hearing Against Lin Wood and Sidney Powell” from Law & Crime “England FA condemn racist abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho after Euro 2020 shootout loss” from ESPN, and Rashford’s statement is here “Burger King sign reading ‘we all quit’ goes viral after employees walk out” from Fox News

In The Thick
A Culture of Silence

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 47:59


In this rebroadcast episode from last summer, Maria and Julio are joined by Pam Campos-Palma, Director of Peace & Security at the Working Families Party, and Gina Peréz, cultural anthropologist and professor at Oberlin College to dig deep into the case of Vanessa Guillén, and the issues of sexual assault, structural racism and a culture of impunity in the U.S. military. They discuss the military's history of recruitment in Latino communities, and how Latina servicewomen have led the fight for justice by reclaiming their stories. ITT Staff Picks:In a piece for the Texas Tribune, Reese Oxner breaks down new state and federal legislation against military sexual assault over a year after Vanessa Guillén's murder.“Nothing really can bring her back at all but as long as we know how to honor her name and how to make this change, I feel like that would be some closure for us,” Vanessa Guillén's sister told ABC News in this piece on Guillén's legacy and the investigation into her murder.An investigation by a team of reporters at the Associated Press revealed a deep-rooted culture of racism and discrimination in the U.S. military. Photo credit: Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool This episode originally aired in August 2020. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Houston Matters
Opinions, Declarations, And Photo Ops At The Border (July 1, 2021)

Houston Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 50:05


On Thursday's Houston Matters: We talk with an immigration reporter about recent stories related to the border, including visits this week there by Vice Pres. Kamala Harris, former President Donald Trump, and Gov. Greg Abbott, and Galveston County's disaster declaration over the “ongoing border crisis.” That news comes as a new poll from the University of Texas and The Texas Tribune finds Texans are largely split over whether increasing racial and ethnic diversity in Texas is a cause for optimism or concern. They're also split -- largely along party lines -- over both state and federal handling of immigration and border security. Also this hour: Luby's is continuing to liquidate, selling off a number of locations, and its ownership in Fuddrucker's. The chain was already in trouble amid declining sales before the pandemic. Even as customers have returned to restaurants generally, cafeteria-style chains may find a post-pandemic world a little less inclined to stand in line in front of a sneeze guard. We discuss the trends affecting restaurant chains here in Houston. And John Carlucci, a filmmaker who grew up in Houston, talks about his first feature-length film Drunk Bus, a story of breaking out of an endless loop – both literally and  figuratively.

The Dispatch Podcast
Welcome to New York City

The Dispatch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 66:58


Incompetence strikes again in New York's mayoral race, a blow to American's faith in government but not, our hosts argue, fuel for 2020 election fraud claims or a ding on ranked choice voting. The gang then discusses Vice President Kamala Harris' belated visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. Steve points out that Harris' clumsy handling of immigration is more than just a messaging failure, and says just as much about the Biden administration's policy failures. David dives into why governors don't call up the National Guard more (as South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem did recently for a border mission.) They also tackle an underreported aspect of infrastructure negotiations on the Hill and discuss what divides that drama reveals about the Democratic Party. Lastly, our hosts discuss Bill Barr's defiance of former President Donald Trump on 2020 election fraud claims and whether the most hardcore Trump supporters qualify as a religion or a cult.   Show Notes: -New York Times article about the chaos of the New York mayoral race -Texas Tribune article about Kamala Harris' visit to the border -A Washington Post article about Kristi Noem's deploying national guards to the border -Yuval Levin's article in National Review about how what the media missed in the infrastructure reporting -Jonathan Karl's story in The Atlantic about Bill Barr's final days in Trump-era Department of Justice See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Texas Standard
Texas Standard: June 28, 2021

Texas Standard

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 50:35


What’s the latest on Texans views on immigration and border security? The poll by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune shows some surprising and some not too surprising ideas, divided of course by political party. Plus one bill vetoed by the governor this latest legislative session is raising eyebrows, and it’s all about […]

Smart Talk with Trey Graham
Ross Ramsey of Texas Tribune Segment 2

Smart Talk with Trey Graham

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 11:36


Smart Talk with Trey Graham
Ross Ramsey of Texas Tribune Segment 1

Smart Talk with Trey Graham

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 10:55


What Next | Daily News and Analysis
The Battle For Voting Rights In Texas Isn’t Over

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 30:49


Texas Republicans, sensing the state’s slow, leftward drift, barreled ahead with legislation to make voting more cumbersome this week. Democratic lawmakers did the one thing they could to resist it: They refused to show up for a vote. But the fight over voting rules isn’t over in Texas, and Republicans maintain the upper hand.  Guest: Alexa Ura, reporter for the Texas Tribune.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
What Next: The Battle For Voting Rights In Texas Isn’t Over

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 30:49


Texas Republicans, sensing the state’s slow, leftward drift, barreled ahead with legislation to make voting more cumbersome this week. Democratic lawmakers did the one thing they could to resist it: They refused to show up for a vote. But the fight over voting rules isn’t over in Texas, and Republicans maintain the upper hand.  Guest: Alexa Ura, reporter for the Texas Tribune.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 05.27.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 58:13


I Never Trusted Bill Gates, Nor Should You While leading a Senate investigation, I tracked a corrupt pharmaceutical executive right into the lobby of the much-vaunted Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—Bill Gates did nothing.   The DisInformation Chronicle,   https://disinformationchronicle.substack.com/p/i-never-trusted-bill-gates-nor-should   The last year has not been kind to Bill Gates.  For two decades, Gates has shoveled out buckets of cash through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to transform himself from despised 1990’s software monopolist to a present-day public health intellectual—a miraculous, money-fueled metamorphosis. But that reputational makeover has stumbled, as a series of critical articles have tarnished Gates’ paid-for golden image and cast doubt on his credibility. However, long before these articles came to light, I already knew that Gates could not to be trusted.  A decade ago, I led a Senate investigation into a multi-billion-dollar diabetes drug sold by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that government scientists found to have caused around 83,000 heart attacks. During this federal investigation, I uncovered multiple examples of GSK officials intimidating medical experts who decried the drug’s dangers. A leader in this campaign was GSK’s chairman of research and development, Dr. Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada.  By the time our committee uncovered GSK’s coercion campaign, Yamada had left the company to run Gates’ global health program. And yet, as the media outlets reported on Yamada’s prior role bullying physicians who tried to warn about the drug’s dangers, the Gates Foundation ignored this public outcry and allowed Yamada to maintain his pulpit as global health protector. Twenty years back, journalists scrutinized Gates’ foundation as a vehicle to enrich himself and polish his appearance. But over the years, reporters began to forget Gates’ past and provide him a platform to puff himself up as scientific expert, despite his having no medical or scientific credentials. Bill Gates’ sculpted persona as health policy guru began to wobble last summer, however, precisely because of revelations showing the tools he had used to improve his media cachet. In August 2020, Tim Schwab published an article in the Columbia Journalism Review exposing around $250 million in grants that Gates was throwing at journalism outlets including the BBC, NBC, Al Jazeera, ProPublica, National Journal, The Guardian, Univision, Medium, the Financial Times, The Atlantic, the Texas Tribune, Gannett, Washington Monthly, Le Monde, and the Center for Investigative Reporting.  A later article in The Nation spotlighted Gates’ potential to profit from investments in companies situated to reap a windfall from the COVID pandemic. And another report in The Nation found that Gates’ funding has stifled debate in public health—described as “the Bill chill”—as organizations are reluctant to bite the hand that feeds them. These revelations came as little surprise to me. Back in 2007, I was working as an investigator for the Senate Finance Committee and learned first-hand that Bill Gates does not put the public first. That year, I wrote the Senate Finance Committee’s report showing that, shortly after the GSK diabetes drug Avandia came on the market in 1999, the company attacked and silenced several scientists including Dr. John Buse, a professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina.  GSK began to bully Dr. Buse after he gave talks stating that Avandia might increase cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks. By the time we released the 2007 report, FDA scientists estimated that Avandia had caused approximately 83,000 heart attacks. When Dr. Buse began warning physicians about the drug, Dr. Yamada was at GSK and contacted Dr. Buse’s department chairman to complain. In an email discussing Dr. Buse with GSK’s CEO and other executives, Dr. Yamada wrote:  In any case, I plan to speak to Fred Sparling, his former chairman as soon as possible. I think there are two courses of action. One is to sue him for knowingly defaming our product even after we have set him straight as to the facts—the other is to launch a well planned offensive on behalf of Avandia.... In our report, we released a private email that Dr. Buse later sent a colleague detailing this encounter with GSK: [T]he company’s leadership contact[ed] my chairman and a short and ugly set of interchanges occurred over a period of about a week ending in my having to sign some legal document in which I agreed not to discuss this issue further in public. Dr. Buse ended the email, “I was certainly intimidated by them.... It makes me embarrassed to have caved in several years ago.” Multiple media outlets covered Yamada’s actions, including The Guardian (GSK accused of trying to intimidate critic), NBC News (Diabetes drug probe leads to Gates Foundation), and even Bill Gates hometown newspaper, the Seattle Times (Senate committee turns attention to Gates Foundation official). Months prior to the report’s release, The New York Times also detailed Dr. Yamada’s behavior (Doctor Says He Was Assailed for Challenging Drug’s Safety), as some initial evidence came to light during a hearing in the House.  In response to all this outcry, Bill Gates did... nothing. To put this matter directly under Bill Gates’ nose, I then wrote the Senate Committee’s letter demanding that Dr. Yamada come and brief Senate investigators. Just in case Gates was too distracted with saving the world and playing public health saviour to have noticed the bad press, I had the letter sent directly to the Gates Foundation. When Dr. Yamada showed up for his appointment in Senate Hart, we started with some brief niceties and formalities—typical DC nonsense such as shaking hands, passing out business cards, asking how the plane flight was—before getting down to business. Dr. Yamada’s lawyer then pulled from his briefcase a marked-up copy of a Committee report I had written titled: The Intimidation of Dr. John Buse and the Diabetes Drug Avandia.   We spent about twenty minutes going over the report, as the lawyer explained what Dr. Yamada had done. He then turned the matter over to Dr. Yamada to detail why, many years prior, he had called Dr. Buse's superiors at the University of North Carolina. As Dr. Yamada explained, he wasn't trying to intimidate anyone. Ironically, he even offered up the idea that he had called Dr. Buse's dean at North Carolina, because he was concerned that Avandia might actually be harmful. And if the drug was harmful, Dr. Yamada said, he wanted to know. I almost giggled when he said that. I then asked, "So this is the only time that you can remember calling a university about one of their faculty?" "Yes," he replied. I let him drone on some more, explaining medical research, before I asked him again if he had ever called a university to complain about a professor. Again, he denied doing so, and then started explaining drug development and the regulatory process at the FDA.  I then asked again, "So during all your time at GSK, this is the only incident you can remember where you placed a call to a university about a researcher who raised concerns about one of your products, correct?” I asked. “It was a singular incident in your time at the company?” "Yes," he said. This was the third time that Dr. Yamada had denied making calls to other universities to intimidate academics speaking up about Avandia. I then pulled out copies of GSK emails, showing that Dr. Yamada had called the University of Pennsylvania about physicians there who were worried about drug’s dangers. “Would you like to explain to us about the call you made to the University of Pennsylvania?” I asked. “One of the physicians involved told me, 'It left a really bad taste in my mouth. After that happened, I said that I would never work for a drug company.’ Another physician who was involved told me, 'It’s the kind of thing you imagine happening on TV.'’’ I then slid the emails across the table to him. Dr. Yamada’s attorney jumped up and grabbed the emails saying, “These emails weren't in the report!” “No shit, Counselor,” I thought. “I left these ones out, to see if your client might lie to us. Calm down. Everything's going to be A-O-K....” We then exchanged some more niceties as Yamada “reexplained himself.” Oddly enough, it seems there may have been more than just that one incident at North Carolina, Dr. Yamada said. But I really wasn't interested in listening and started checking my Blackberry. It took a couple more years to go through hundreds of thousands of GSK’s internal documents before we released our final 342-page report in 2010 titled: Staff Report on GlaxoSmithKline and the Diabetes Drug Avandia. But we redacted the names of the scientists at the University of Pennsylvania who Dr. Yamada had harassed for speaking up, because they were still scared about possible retaliation from the drug industry.  After reading the report, Yale cardiologist Harlan Krumholz wrote that it "read like a spy novel.” Analysts at UBS predicted that GlaxoSmithKline could face legal liability of up to $6 billion. The New York Times covered the report on its front page and the CBS News put Yamada in its story’s headline: Meet Glaxo's Fixer -- The Man Who Scuttles Drug Critics With One Phone Call. And still, Bill Gates did nothing. Five months after the 2010 Senate Finance report, GSK agreed to a $460 million settlement with 10,000 Americans who sued the company for withholding Avandia’s heart attack risks. The New York Times editorialized that GSK and its leaders “can’t be trusted to report adverse clinical results fairly.”  Nothing at all happened to Yamada. He remained in his role as global health expert at the Gates Foundation, until he left the following year, in June 2011.  Keeping someone like Yamada to run a global health program has always made me doubt Bill Gates’ commitment to public health. How could anyone have faith in Gates’ judgement after watching him stand idly by as a stream of evidence proved that one of his top lieutenants had a history of corrupt behavior? Since that time, I have never trusted Bill Gates. And neither should you.

The Texas Tribune Events Podcast
The Texas Tribune discusses how voting and elections could change in Texas

The Texas Tribune Events Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 35:19


Heider Garcia, the Tarrant County elections administrator, and Isabel Longoria, the Harris County elections administrator, discussed the future of voting in Texas, a state with some of the nation's most restrictive voting rules.

Houston Matters
Health And Logistical Issues Of Traveling This Summer (May 13, 2021)

Houston Matters

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 49:39


On Thursday's Houston Matters: The NRA tried moving to Texas in order to avoid a lawsuit that could break the bank, but they were denied. We learn the latest. Also this hour: As summer approaches and more people are getting vaccinated, is it safe to travel now? And, if so, how is travel different at this stage of the pandemic? Then Forbes writer Dwight Silverman discusses some recent stories related to consumer technology and fields... Read More

Houston Matters
Could Casino Gambling Ever Be Legal In Texas? (May 7, 2021)

Houston Matters

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 49:01


  On Friday's Houston Matters: We get an update on some critical -- even controversial -- proposed bills in the Texas Legislature. Also this hour: We learn why lobbyists from Las Vegas have been making their presence known at the Texas Capitol in recent weeks. Then we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week. And we thought doing radio during the pandemic was hard, but at least we don't work... Read More

Student of the Gun Radio
Illinois FOID Card Unconstitutional | SOTG 1052

Student of the Gun Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 49:16


Another judge in Illinois has ruled that the state’s requirement of a FOID card for firearms and ammunition ownership violates the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. Will the tyrants and tin-pot dictators in Cook County listen? We will consider this at length during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters.com. Are you ready to brace yourself? During our Brownells Bullet Points segment we will consider a few new firearm stabilizing brace products from both Magpul and SB Tactical.  What is happening down in Texas with Constitutional Carry? The Constitutional Carry bill passed the House and the Governor has said he will sign it. Currently, the bill is in the Texas Senate where wicked Democrats and their selfish minions are trying to stop it. Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you’ve got any questions, here are some options to contact us: • Send an Email • Send a Text • Call Us Enjoy the show! And remember…You’re a Beginner Once, a Student For Life! TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE • It's Zach's Birthday, by the way • [0:02:05] Nicholas Orr has stuff you may like www.officialnicholasorr.com • [0:05:09] Brownells Bullet Points - brownells.com     • TOPIC: New Braces from Magpul and SB Tactical Handgun Parts • Huge thanks to our Partners: Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel• [0:17:28] SOTG Homeroom - CrossBreedHolsters.com     • TOPIC: Judge Rules IL Foid Unconstitutional www.outdoorlife.com • [0:33:05] Bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns advances to Texas Senate floor www.texastribune.org FEATURING: Outdoor Life, Texas Tribune, Nicholas Orr, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University PARTNERS: Brownells, Inc., CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, SWAT Fuel FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr SOURCES From www.outdoorlife.com: An Illinois Circuit Court judge in White County has ruled the Illinois Firearm Owner Identification Card (FOID) violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “The Court finds that any fee associated with exercising the core fundamental constitutional right of armed self-defense within one’s home violates the Second Amendment,” Webb wrote. (Click Here for Full Article)   From www.texastribune.org: A Texas bill that would allow people to carry handguns without a permit quickly sailed Thursday out of a state Senate committee recently created to specifically tackle the legislation. The move marks a significant step for the controversial proposal that for years struggled to gain momentum in either chamber of the Texas Legislature. But it remains to be seen whether the measure — already passed by the Texas House — has enough support to make it out of the Senate and to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott. (Click Here for Full Article)

Kottke Ride Home
Tue. 04/27 - This Famous Actor's Mom Helped Save the Apollo 13 Astronauts

Kottke Ride Home

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 16:13


Why the story of aerospace engineer Judith Love Cohen, who helped rescue the Apollo 13 astronauts, is making the rounds again and why we should remember her name. A new ice cube tray-shaped retinal patch that could help restore vision. And the rattlesnake-like jumping worms invading the American midwest. Links:Meet Aerospace Engineer Judith Love Cohen (Kottke.Org)In Memory of Judith Love Cohen: Mother, Wife, Friend, Author, Engineer (USC Viterbi)Women in the Workplace / Judith Love Cohen : Engineering a Change (LA Times)Highly Invasive Jumping Worms Have Spread to 15 States (Smithsonian Magazine)Invasive Jumping Worms That Violently Thrash If Handled Now in at Least 15 US States (Newsweek)Fear is the mind killer (Molly Lambert, Twitter)"Ice cube tray" retinal patch is loaded with cells to restore vision (New Atlas)TX population increase (Texas Tribune, Twitter)Census Bureau announces 331 million people in US, Texas will add two congressional seats (CNN)Fewest seats shifted since 1940 (Phil Jankowski, Twitter)Narrowest margin to decide seat in Congress (David H. Montgomery, Twitter)Kottke.OrgJackson Bird on Twitter

Houston Matters
Restricting The Governor’s Power To Declare An Emergency (April 15, 2021)

Houston Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 50:55


On Thursday's Houston Matters: The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would restrict the governor’s power to declare a state emergency. But it’s still up for Texas voters' approval. We learn more from Shawn Mulcahy of The Texas Tribune. Also this hour: We examine the challenges young people face in finding a job. And we discuss stereotypes about Texas and what it means to be a Texan and how those are changing.

Texas Standard
Texas Standard: April 12, 2021

Texas Standard

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 50:30


To everything there is a season, it’s said. But you might be surprised by what season is already upon us. Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune on what else seems to be sprouting along with the bluebonnets, as Texas politicians nurture budding would be candidacies for 2022. Also, a vote of another sort in Alabama […]

Houston Matters
The Prospects Of Returning To ‘Normal By Summer’ (April 12, 2021)

Houston Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 49:50


  On Monday's Houston Matters: When it comes to COVID-19, could things really return to "normal by summer" as some have suggested? Also this hour: It came as little surprise when proponents of oil and gas tried to shift the narrative during February’s freeze and power failures and lay the blame on renewable energy, even as it was clear all sources of energy were struggling to provide power during the storm. But now, we’re learning... Read More

Channel 33
Listener Mail and The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith

Channel 33

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 60:23


Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are opening the mailbag and answering your Listener Mail. They talk through Joe Biden's first prime-time address, Mike Pence's new podcast, strained puns in the newsroom, and much more (3:30). Later Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune, joins to discuss how his team of journalists are covering recent events in Texas. They weigh in on Ted Cruz fleeing during the snow storm, Greg Abbott lifting the mask mandate, and discuss the controversy around banning the University of Texas's fight song, "The Eyes of Texas" (25:10). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Evan Smith

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: Texas Forever

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 19:56


In this week's Sound Off, Maria and Julio unpack the latest in Texas as the state and its vulnerable communities have been devastated by a winter storm and freezing temperatures. They also talk about the official announcement of Biden's immigration bill that would grant an 8-year pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants, and they get into the already forgotten impeachment trial and acquittal of Donald Trump. This list from TIME shows how you can help winter storm victims in Texas.ITT Staff Picks:"Low-income Texans of color bore some of the heaviest weight of the power outages as the inequities drawn into the state’s urban centers were exacerbated in crisis." Former ITT producer Juan Pablo Garnham and Alexa Ura write about the winter storm's impact on POC communities in Texas, via the Texas Tribune."The crisis has piled onto an already tense environment inside some Texas jails that had been struggling to deal with the coronavirus pandemic even before the loss of power and water this week." This piece from the Washington Post looks at the layers of impact on incarcerated individuals. This piece looks at the uncertain odds of passing Biden's new immigration bill– even with a Democratic majority, via Politico. Photo credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apple News Today
U.S. life expectancy falls by entire year as pandemic rages

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 9:14


The crisis is not over in Texas, as power outages and brutal weather continue to have a broad impact. The Texas Tribune looks at how people are suffering from food shortages and the loss of clean drinking water. Life expectancy in America dropped by an entire year over the first six months of 2020. Bloomberg News looks at new CDC data that captures some the realities of the pandemic in hard numbers, including large racial disparities. Even after the economic crisis has ended, certain jobs will probably be gone for good. The Washington Post explains why this is happening and what it means for the future of the U.S. economy. NASA is preparing to land a rover on Mars. Vox explains how this high-stakes, complex mission is supposed to work.

The NewsWorthy
Rare Power Crisis, Rush Limbaugh Dies & Risky Mars Landing- Thursday, February 18th, 2021

The NewsWorthy

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 12:47


The news to know for Thursday, February 18th, 2021! We're talking about: the power crisis mostly impacting Texas: it continues to be dire for millions of people a third of the country dealing with extreme winter weather why the UK is planning to infect dozens of people with COVID-19 on purpose the legacy of a right-wing radio superstar who passed away who will face tough questions about last month's stock market frenzy NASA attempting its toughest landing on Mars yet that's been years in the making All that and more in around 10 minutes... Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com/shownotes to read more about any of the stories mentioned. This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.com/newsworthy and Fitbod.me/newsworthy Support the show and get ad-free episodes here: www.theNewsWorthy.com/insider         Sources: Winter Storm Latest: USA Today, AP, NPR, Texas Tribune, PowerOutage.US  How to Help: Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Austin Urban League Biden Admin Expands Testing, Sequencing: Politico, NBC News, FOX News, White House UK Exposes Healthy Volunteers to COVID-19: ABC News, CNBC, Reuters, UK Gov Stock Market Frenzy Congressional Hearing: NY Times, CBS News, Axios, The Hill Perseverance to Land on Mars: WaPo, Reuters, AP, NASA Rush Limbaugh Dies: NY Times, AP, USA Today, Rush Limbaugh Website Naomi Osaka Beats Serena Williams: ESPN, CBS Sports, USA Today Pay for Parking/Transit in Google Maps: CNBC, TechCrunch, The Verge, Google Thing to Know Thursday: Winter Freeze Impacts Gas Prices: NBC News, Reuters, FOX Business, AAA