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Florida / Bahamians Coming To The U.S. Face Immigration Challenges
« on: September 14, 2019, 06:27:57 AM »
Bahamians Coming To The U.S. Face Immigration Challenges


Source: Bahamians Coming To The U.S. Face Immigration Challenges

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Federal Response To Hurricane Dorian, New Immigration Laws & 19th Century Cuba Botany Book

On the Thursday, Sept. 12, episode of Sundial, WLRN reporter Danny Rivero fills in for host Luis Hernandez: Federal Response To Hurricane Dorian A total of 2,500 people are now listed as missing in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation. The death toll currently stands at 50 and the number is expected to rise. The path to recovery will be a long and difficult one for Bahamians. Many are coming to the mainland, but the current visa system for individuals seeking refuge in the United States is complicated. Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Miami, representing District 26, which includes Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, joined Sundial to talk about the federal response to Hurricane Dorian as well as her legislative priorities as the new session approaches. New Immigration Rules The Supreme Court approved new asylum rules yesterday established by the Trump administration that will directly affect asylum seekers. Under the policy, immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S
Source: Federal Response To Hurricane Dorian, New Immigration Laws & 19th Century Cuba Botany Book

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Florida / Remembering (Or Not Remembering) 9/11
« on: September 11, 2019, 10:36:06 PM »
Remembering (Or Not Remembering) 9/11

Where were you on 9/11? What were you doing? Some can recall those details, and the days after, instantly. But members of Generation Z and younger millennials might have hazy memories of the terrorist attacks — if they remember them at all. Members of the 1A Text Club shared their thoughts about 9/11, and how theyve talked to others about it. Some of these responses have been lightly edited for clarity. People my age are probably the last people that remember the day. Im 23 and 9/11 happened when I was 5. Its one of my earliest memories but all I can remember is after school activities being canceled and teachers crying. Anyone my age or younger has lived in a country at never-ending war over something we barely remember. I think it contributes a lot to how Late Millennials/Gen Z view Americas presence in war. 9/11 came up with my children, 7 and 9 years old, this summer. I had been listening to the radio and the fund for survivors and first responders was being discussed. My son asked
Source: Remembering (Or Not Remembering) 9/11

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Florida / Margaret Atwood On The Enduring Resonance Of 'The Handmaid's Tale'
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:40:07 PM »
Margaret Atwood On The Enduring Resonance Of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Does the state have a right to control a womans mind, her life and her body? Those questions have been hotly debated as lawmakers consider new legislation on reproductive policy, , access to maternal health care on the federal and state levels. Those conversations have been fueled by Margaret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale, widely considered to be a literary masterpiece. Well never know how many people have seen their own experiences represented in the character of Offred, the live-in slave used to bear children in a totalitarian state. But the story remains so relevant that the book has never gone out of print . Offreds story gave rise to a movie, an Emmy-winning series on Hulu, and continues to be a touchstone for major cultural conversations — whether its in the United States, or Atwoods native Canada. Atwood is still thinking about what could happen, in Offreds world and ours. Her new novel is set 15 years after The Handmaids Tale. Its called The Testaments. Heres what she told The New
Source: Margaret Atwood On The Enduring Resonance Of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

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In Afghanistan, A Mix Of Surprise And Relief After Trump Cancels Taliban Talks

When Aziz Rafiee heard that President Trump called off talks with the Taliban, he couldn't quite believe it. "My first question to myself was: What is really happening?" he says. Then Rafiee, who leads the Afghan Civil Society Forum in Kabul, says he felt a sense of relief. And he says most of his friends also support Trump's decision. The U.S. president's abrupt move over the weekend to scuttle a potential deal with the Taliban surprised many who had been following the multiple rounds of negotiations. It has also led to questions about what might come next. As news of the canceled Camp David meeting spread, Rafiee's view of Trump's decision appeared to be shared by many Afghans, who have seen their government's top leaders reduced to spectators as negotiations have played out for nearly a year between U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban officials. The talks had aimed for a deal that would see the U.S. carry out an initial withdrawal of more than a third of the 14,000 troops still
Source: In Afghanistan, A Mix Of Surprise And Relief After Trump Cancels Taliban Talks

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Trump Says He Called Off Secret Talks At Camp David With Taliban, Afghan Leaders

Updated at 2:33 a.m. ET Sunday President Trump says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and major Taliban leaders were set to meet with him at Camp David on Sunday, but he canceled the negotiations after learning about a Taliban attack. Trump added that he called off further peace negotiations with the Taliban — talks that had been ongoing for months and were said to be near completion. In a series of tweets on Saturday, the president said the Camp David talks were supposed to be a secret. "Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight," the president wrote. Before the meeting could take place, Trump said, the Taliban admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed 12 people, including a U.S. soldier. "If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they
Source: Trump Says He Called Off Secret Talks At Camp David With Taliban, Afghan Leaders

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Florida / Week In Politics
« on: September 07, 2019, 04:52:38 PM »
Week In Politics

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Most schoolchildren are back to school by now. You've probably seen a lot of reluctant smiles and big backpacks. But a reluctant Congress doesn't make its way back to work until next week. Sounds like they didn't do much homework over the summer, either. In their absence, devastating hurricane roamed the East Coast, there were multiple mass shootings and calls for action on gun control, and the House returned to the debate over impeachment. Ron Elving, our NPR political (unintelligible) - forgive me, politics correspondent and editor has never left our side. Ron, thanks so much for being with us. RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to still be with you, Scott. SIMON: Got your Sharpie ready? ELVING: (Laughter). SIMON: Let me go on. Congress is coming back to a debate that has raged over firearms. There were a number of mass shootings, and it doesn't seem to have much impact on the debate, has it? ELVING: The House is going to pass something
Source: Week In Politics

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Florida / In 'Dear Haiti, Love Alaine,' Haiti Comes Alive As A Character
« on: September 06, 2019, 02:42:20 PM »
In 'Dear Haiti, Love Alaine,' Haiti Comes Alive As A Character

It's that time of year again. Fall is right around the corner. Pumpkin spice fills the air. Kids are going back to school, the days are getting shorter, and books are getting heavier. The pie-in-the-sky, read-them-in-one sitting summer-blockbuster releases now make way for complex novels filled with luscious prose, years of history, and serious issues. Books just like Maika and Maritza Moulite's Dear Haiti, Love Alaine . The novel is an epistolary collage of emails, articles, transcripts, letters, postcards, diary entries and more, presented in a way that creates a spellbinding narrative. The glue that ties them all together is the clever and mildly sarcastic voice of the main character, Alaine Beauparlant, daughter of Jules and Celeste Beauparlant, divorced Haitian immigrants. Alaine lives with her father in D.C. and is a senior at the prestigious Saint Catherine de'Ricci Academy. Alaine's mother is the wildly popular host of a political roundtable TV show — she gets the action going
Source: In 'Dear Haiti, Love Alaine,' Haiti Comes Alive As A Character

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In Pittsburgh, Juvenile Offenders At The Local Jail Go Back To School, Too

All across the country, students are returning to school, and in Pittsburgh, that includes youth housed at the Allegheny County Jail. The jail runs a full high school for juveniles charged as adults. There are about a dozen juveniles currently enrolled at the school, which is called the Academic Institute and run by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. An officer keeps watch over the students' movements, and in the classrooms, a red tape barrier separates them from the teacher's desk. But otherwise, the space, tucked inside the jail, feels like a standard school. There are desks and white boards in the classrooms, and murals in the hallway, including one of the class mascot: a phoenix. In his welcoming remarks on the first day of school, Principal Jay Moser told the students that, in all the important ways, the institute is like any other high school. "In this building, in this part of the building, you are a student," Moser said. "You'll be treated like a student. You'll be expected to
Source: In Pittsburgh, Juvenile Offenders At The Local Jail Go Back To School, Too

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Florida / Teen On Life Support After Hanging Himself At Broward Jail
« on: September 04, 2019, 10:47:13 AM »
Teen On Life Support After Hanging Himself At Broward Jail

A Coral Springs teenager jailed on charges of stealing a gun hanged himself at the Broward Main Jail over the weekend, and his parents are not expecting him to survive. Sonny David Rugani, 17, a junior at Coral Springs High School, is brain dead and on life support, said his father, David Rugani. “He was a good kid," he said. “He had some issues, but he was a good kid.” His family is planning to donate his organs. Read more at the Sun Sentinel .
Source: Teen On Life Support After Hanging Himself At Broward Jail

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Florida / You May Be Experiencing Secular Stagnation
« on: September 03, 2019, 10:23:24 AM »
You May Be Experiencing Secular Stagnation

Editor's note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money 's newsletter. You can sign up here . Feeling sluggish? Having trouble achieving and maintaining productivity growth? Does it feel like investment will never, ever go up? You may be experiencing secular stagnation. Symptoms include persistently low interest rates and weak inflation. Also, mediocre economic growth, despite a diet of huge deficits and cheap credit. It may be time to consult a former U.S. Treasury secretary. Pixabay In 2013, Larry Summers gave a speech at the International Monetary Fund offering an explanation for what seems like never-ending sluggishness in the economy. Summers, who is currently a professor at Harvard Kennedy School, has been a U.S. Treasury secretary, the president of Harvard, head of the National Economic Council — and we could keep going. Ever since that speech at the IMF, he's been using his microphone to say we're witnessing a period of "secular stagnation." It's a term coined by an economist, Alvin
Source: You May Be Experiencing Secular Stagnation

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Florida / Millennial And Gen-X Travelers: Need Another Measles Shot?
« on: September 02, 2019, 10:14:56 AM »
Millennial And Gen-X Travelers: Need Another Measles Shot?

Destination: Bulgaria. It's a small country in Eastern Europe, often overlooked by American tourists. But my husband's father grew up in Bulgaria, so it's long been on our travel list. It's also on the list of countries with recent measles outbreaks. Bulgaria has had almost 800 cases this year, according to the World Health Organization . In California, where I live, four of the five outbreaks that occurred this year were linked to international travel. Most of those travelers were infected in the Philippines or Ukraine, which have been experiencing severe outbreaks, and 37% of cases overall were imported from Europe. New measles infections continue to be reported, with California at 67 cases as of Aug. 28. The measles virus is highly contagious. If someone who is sick visits a popular tourist site and coughs, or rides the subway and sneezes, the virus can live in the air for two hours after they leave. If people who lack immunity and are unvaccinated pass through the same space, 90%
Source: Millennial And Gen-X Travelers: Need Another Measles Shot?

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'When Irma Was Out Here, This Was Terrible:' Miami Homeless Community Prepares For Storm

Near the Miami Rescue Mission shelter in Overtown, the homeless community relies on word-of-mouth to know that a hurricane is on its way.
Source: 'When Irma Was Out Here, This Was Terrible:' Miami Homeless Community Prepares For Storm

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What Cities On Florida's Eastern Coast Can Do To Prepare For Hurricane Dorian

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: Hurricane Dorian is heading towards the eastern coast of Florida. Cities on the Peninsula are bracing for landfall next week with heavy rainfall and winds that could reach 140 miles per hour. Now, Florida is no stranger to hurricanes, of course. Last October, Hurricane Michael devastated Panama City. According to the city manager, 90% of that town's buildings and homes were damaged. Greg Brudnicki is the mayor of Panama City. We gave him a call to ask how a coastal town should be preparing for a big storm. Welcome. GREG BRUDNICKI: Hey, how are you? CHANG: So as Dorian is becoming a bigger and bigger storm now, what should cities in Florida be doing to get ready? BRUDNICKI: Well, last year, I was standing on the marina telling people the night before the storm that you need to leave. People need to go. And 20% of the people left. And I guarantee you this time, if we tell them to leave, there's going to be traffic jams. You know,
Source: What Cities On Florida's Eastern Coast Can Do To Prepare For Hurricane Dorian

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Here's The Hurricane Dorian Information Broward County Residents Need To Know

Here's what Broward residents need to know in advance of the storm.
Source: Here's The Hurricane Dorian Information Broward County Residents Need To Know

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