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Gender: Female
Hometown: NE New York
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The Problem With Normalizing Stephen Miller - All In - MSNBC

"Stephen Miller does not deserve to be normalized. Some would say he deserves to be prosecuted. At the very minimum, he deserves to be shunned," says Mehdi Hasan on the media allowing Miller to play pundit. Aired on 03/29/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 03:45 AM (15 replies)

After Putin-Trump Disinfo, FBI Warns How To Spot "Deep Fake" Videos Online - The Beat - MSNBC

Realistic videos of "deep fakes" are proliferating online, and experts says they're extremely difficult to catch. As the FBI warns of the increasing danger of deep fakes, author Nina Schick joins MSNBC's Ari Melber to give some practical advice to help spot them. Aired on 03/29/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 03:20 AM (1 replies)

New Trump Probe Launched: Task Force Member Says 400k Covid-19 Deaths Due To Leadership Failure

The Biden administration is now launching a new taskforce to investigate former president Trump’s dismissal of facts and science while handling the coronavirus. At the same time, Dr. Deborah Birx, the former leader of Trump’s coronavirus task force, is going on the record about how Trump mishandled the federal virus response. MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on the updates and is joined by journalist Joan Walsh. Aired on 03/29/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 03:00 AM (2 replies)

Olivia Troye Says There Should Be A Full Investigation Into Trump Admin. Covid Response - Deadline

Former White House coronavirus task force member Olivia Troye, former senator Claire McCaskill, and senior Washington correspondent for the Washington Post Philip Rucker react to former Trump officials revealing that the administration’s covid response was worse than previously known. Aired on 03/29/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 02:45 AM (4 replies)

Tim Miller: Capitol Riot Deniers 'Are Telling A Lie So Their Political Project Can Go On' - Deadline

Contributor to The Bulwark Tim Miller, senior opinion writer for The Boston Globe Kim Atkins, and former Senator Claire McCaskill discuss attempts by the former president and his allies to whitewash what happened on January 6th. Aired on 03/29/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 02:31 AM (2 replies)

Improve Public Health, the Environment and Racial Equity All at Once: Upgrade Low-Income Housing

During a presidential election debate on Oct. 22, 2020, former President Donald Trump railed against Democratic proposals to retrofit homes. “They want to take buildings down because they want to make bigger windows into smaller windows,” he said. “As far as they’re concerned, if you had no window, it would be a lovely thing.”

What a difference five months makes. While replacing your big windows with small ones is not on the Biden-Harris administration’s agenda, increasing home energy efficiency is. Addressing these and other housing issues is critical for three of the new administration’s immediate priorities: ending the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing climate change and tackling racial and economic inequality.

As an environmental health researcher, I have studied ways in which inadequate housing influences health and disproportionately affects low-income families and communities of color. In my view, retrofitting low-income housing, in particular, is a high-leverage way to tackle some of our nation’s most pressing health, social and environmental challenges.

Housing shapes everything
The pandemic has spotlighted how directly housing affects people’s health. It’s intuitively clear that physical distancing is hard if your family lives in a few rooms. And studies have shown that crowded indoor environments, including houses and apartments, are high-risk settings for contracting COVID-19.

Housing also is a substantial contributor to climate change. About 20% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from residential energy use. Large homes generally use more energy, but lower-income homes are often less energy-efficient, which makes them costly to heat and cool.

One recent survey found that between spring 2019 and spring 2020, 25% of low-income American households were unable to pay an energy bill. Families may be forced to cut necessities such as food or medicine to pay energy bills, or endure unhealthy temperatures. As changing climate lengthens summer, and there are more scorching hot days, those who lack air conditioning or can’t afford it are in danger.

Read more: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/to-improve-public-health-the-environment-and-racial-equity-all-at-once-upgr

The Oakland Ecoblock is a project to retrofit a low- to middle-income neighborhood in Oakland, California, moving it from high energy and water consumption to low.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 02:16 AM (3 replies)

The Daily Social Distancing Show: Violence Against Women & Why It's Up to Men to Stop It

Sarah Everard’s death and the Atlanta shootings are two recent extreme manifestations of violence against women. Here’s a look into the many types of violence women endure, the public’s response to these crimes and the lengths women go to in order to defend themselves.

To help provide housing, legal services and leadership development for formerly incarcerated women, please donate at https://www.dailyshow.com/ANewWayOfLife

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 01:55 AM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: The Role Of Women In Apartheid South Africa - Between the Scenes

Trevor reflects on growing up in apartheid South Africa with powerful female resistance leaders like Winnie Mandela.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 01:45 AM (0 replies)

Experts Analyze New Information on Oath Keepers, Proud Boys Linked to Capitol Insurrection - MSNBC

Investigation of the January 6 Capitol insurrection has yielded new information on Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and military-affiliated suspects linked to the crimes perpetrated that day. MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner and MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance join Jonathan Capehart to discuss.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Mar 29, 2021, 05:00 AM (0 replies)

Biden lays groundwork for environmental regulations

The Biden administration is poised to take significant action on a range of environmental issues.

In the coming weeks, officials are expected to release a new plan for reaching the goals set out under the Paris Climate Agreement and recommend changes to several national monuments. More broadly, the administration is considering steps that could include taking a harder line on climate regulations.

And while the regulatory process can be slow, Biden officials have already made moves to delay or nix certain Trump era rules, in addition to setting sights on replacing them. Environmental groups have indicated they’re willing to be patient as the process unfolds.

“It’s going to take time to undo all the harm — to wildlife, to special places, to communities, and to the climate” sustained under the Trump administration, Athan Manuel, director of the Sierra Club's Land Protection Program, said in an email.

Through a series of executive actions since taking office, President Biden has charted a course for his administration to undo many of the environmental policies implemented by his predecessor.

After moving to rejoin the Paris Agreement, administration officials said that by Earth Day they would revise a national plan outlining the country’s commitments under the international accord.

In doing so, Biden is expected to exceed the Obama-era goals of reducing U.S. emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent compared to 2005 levels by 2025.

Much more: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/545190-biden-lays-groundwork-for-environmental-regulations

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Mar 29, 2021, 04:56 AM (0 replies)
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