OPB Audio
OPB Audio
Nov 23, 2020
New study says Emergency Departments are still safe during the COVID-19 pandemic
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If you’re having a medical emergency, get care immediately - and don’t worry too much about the possibility of catching COVID-19 in the emergency room. That’s the upshot of a new study of emergency departments, including dozens in Oregon and Washington. It found that ERs are relatively safe.
Political Rewind
Political Rewind
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Political Rewind: A New Federal COVID-19 Response Plan — And What It Could Mean For Georgia
Thursday on Political Rewind: Georgia once again finds itself among the worst states in the nation for new COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to state data and a recent report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. While the task force numbers indicate a slight improvement in recent weeks, 821 Georgians died from the virus in just the seven-day period ending last Friday. The staggering toll comes even as the state faces a dwindling supply of vaccines as well as confusion about rollout.  However, with his first full day in office, President Joe Biden is kicking his COVID-19 plan into action. The administration has unveiled a new 21-page plan, which leans on executive authority to create a multifaceted national strategy to combat the pandemic. The response is organized around seven main goals, including efforts to protect workers and students, provide reliable information and communication, advance racial equity in the coronavirus response, and deal with supply shortages by ramping up the production of necessities like test kits, protective equipment and, of course, vaccines.  Our panel of experts discuss the state of coronavirus in Georgia and the nation, the challenges ahead, and what Biden's pandemic plans could mean for Georgians — including those now eligible for a vaccine.  Panelists: Dr. Keren Landman — Physician, epidemiologist and journalist Dr. Rodney Lyn — Interim Dean, Georgia State University School of Public Health Scott Trubey — Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
51 min
Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast
Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast
Legal Talk Network
Imminent Lawless Action
In 1919, The US Supreme Court in Schenck v. United States established the rule that if words create a "clear and present danger" to incite criminal activity or violence, the government has the right to prevent and punish that speech. For nearly fifty years, through wars and the Red Scare, that rule was applied largely without question. Then, in the 1969 case of Brandenburg v. Ohio, a white supremacist in Ohio, convicted for an inflammatory speech at a Klan rally, challenged his conviction saying it violated his First Amendment rights...and the Court agreed. A new test was born which has lasted for now more than 50 years. But, having been formulated in an era of much more limited media, does it still hold up today? In this episode of Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast from Popehat.com, host Ken White explores how the First Amendment has handled inflammatory speech, from Schenck to the current Brandenburg standard and all the way up to today. With the help of Professors David Cunningham and Richard Wilson, Ken digs into what makes the “imminent lawless action” test of Brandenburg such an important turning point in First Amendment law but also investigates whether the proliferation of online communication necessitates a renewed look at the standards set out in a “simpler” time. Professor David Cunningham is professor and Chair of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Richard Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Professor of Law and Anthropology at UConn School of Law.
34 min
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