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there. this is just one other thing that the area has to contend with thank you so much for joining us, david. we really appreciate it. that does it for us. thanks for watching. the news with shepard smith starts right now president biden says covid misinformation taking aim at the platforms that peddle it this is the news on cnbc mask mandates making a comeback the pandemic of the unvaccinated is here and the cdc is sounding the alarm. >> we're going to continue to see preventable cases, hospitalizations and sadly deaths among the unvaccinated. a trail of mass destruction after floods in europe homes destroyed, hundreds still
missing, the death toll rising as the waters recede, the search is on for survivors. extreme heat dome blankets the west as new wildfires erupt. the forecast and when millions impacted can except relief a massive ford explorer recall the eiffel tower finally reopens. and new images of the titanic. live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepherd smith accusing them of killing people with misinformation here's the exchange with peter alexander. >> covid misinformation, what's your message to platforms like facebook >> they're killing people. i mean, they really -- look, the only pandemic we have is among
the unvaccinated and that's -- and they're killing people >> the remark comes as the white house grapples with a lagging vaccination rate and a rise in infections all 50 states reporting a jump in covid cases over the past week and the head of the cdc made it very clear today who is most at risk >> we are at this critical moment in the pandemic there's a clear message that is coming through this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated >> america seeing an average of more than 26,000 new cases a day. that's the highest number in nearly two months according to johns hopkins. and it's leading to concerns about our economy. janet yellen telling cnbc that delta could hurt the global economy. >> i think it's a risk it's not just a question of the united states. it's a question of risks around the world. >> one of the biggest tech hubs in the world responding to the
threat of delta. today the bay area officials there, they urge vaccinated people to wear face coverings indoors again. it's a recommendation, not a requirement. unlike in l.a. county where face coverings will be mandated for everyone indoors starting this weekend. and there is news tonight on when the covid vaccines may get full approval. the fda has set a deadline of january 2022 to make the decision for the pfizer vaccine, but officials say it's likely to come much sooner than that in a moment, on the news and on the mask order in l.a. county but first to peter alexander on the president's broadside attack against facebook >> reporter: it was an extremely blunt message from president biden as the white house increasingly strong terms is urging social media companies like facebook to crack down on misinformation the president's comments today
really reveal that growing frustration with the powerful platforms among top white house officials and the biden administration tonight, facebook is aggressively pushing back against president biden's claim they're killing people, emphasizing facebook's efforts to help americans get vaccinated saying that millions have used their vaccine finder tool. the company spokesperson telling me the facts show that facebook is helping save lives, period. that was a quote but the white house wants facebook and other platforms to be doing more for the second day in a row, the white house hammered home this issue the press secretary jen psaki calling out the false narratives spreading on social media that covid vaccine cause infertility, the surgeon general, vivek murthy, yesterday issuing his first formal advisory on misinformation they're calling for greater transparency, accountability and pressuring the social media giants to publicly share the reach of false claims and to move more quickly to take those posts down facebook says it's been
proactive. they say that they've removed more than 18 million pieces of covid misinformation still, as jen psaki said, it's hard to put that misinformation back in a box. frank? >> peter alexander for the first time in over a month, vaccinated people in l.a. county, they're going to be forced to wear their face coverings indoors. what's the reaction been we're there. >> reporter: a lot of people here were caught by surprise when the announcement was made most of them saying to us today that they hate the mask, but they will agree to wear it if this is the best thing to stop the spread of the virus that they've already mentioned -- health authorities mentioned we've seen an 83% growth in cases. we spoke to a lot of the people walking around who told us how they felt about the mask mandate coming back. >> if it's going to keep people safe, it's a good thing to do. >> i think people will have a hard time wearing the masks again. >> reporter: officials in los angeles are saying that the reason why they decided everyone
needed to mask once again is because what they saw is that a lot of unvaccinated people would go into indoor settings and take off the mask because they didn't want to be identified as someone who wasn't vaccinated. so this among many other reasons led them to make this decision of course, with the numbers that they've been releasing of those people becoming infected with the virus, they made this decision we currently have about 4 million people in l.a. county that are not vaccinated. we have a little over 5 million that are fully vaccinated. so the campaign here in los angeles as well as the whole state of california to vaccinate everyone they can is still on. they still have incentives where they're offering money, gift cards, offering free menu items. anything they can do to try to convince people to come out and get the vaccine while the mask mandate will come beginning sunday morning frank? >> thanks for that report.
we have the founding director of the center for emerging infectious disease at boston university, also an nbc news contributor thank you for being here a lot to unpack. so the public was told an advantage of getting vaccinated is that you wouldn't have to wear your face covering anymore. but now l.a. county, they're bringing them back anyway. measures like that, will that hurt the effort to get more people vaccinated? >> frank, i think what you're seeing is that with the delta variant being more transmissible, you're seeing an increase in cases. when you see that, the burden of disease, the hospitalization is being carried by the unvaccinated but when you have enough people who are carrying the virus in your community, no vaccine is perfect. 90% effectiveness against death and hospitalization and you may see a portion of vaccinated who become vulnerable. that's why i think in a community like l.a. county that has seen pockets, high pockets of unvaccinated people in a
vaccinated state, it makes sense to take that temporary measure until they can get rates of vaccinations up in those pockets. >> i know you say no vaccine is perfect. but pfizer is another step closer to full fda approval for their covid vaccine. how big of an impact could that make, especially in this fight against the delta variant? >> i think a lot and i hope that it comes sooner rather than later because you just started about the -- with the conversation around misinformation one of the major misinformation that i'm hearing in my practice is people talking about the fact that this is emergency use authorization and there's a lot of misunderstanding between, you know, the safety of these vaccines and the fact that it doesn't yet have an fda approval there's a portion in surveying of people who are unvaccinated who say they would get vaccinated if there is full approval one step that gets us closer to getting people vaccinated in this country. >> a lot of different research about vaccines out there president biden also accusing social media platforms of, quote, killing people with
vaccine information today. let's put the politics aside medically, do you agree? >> i think social media is playing a big role in amplifying misinformation which is leading to people not taking the vaccine which is killing them. it's the honest truth. covid right now is a vaccine preventable disease. we have abundant vaccines in this country and you have surveys that said that 54% of americans either believe in or can't tell if a common covid vaccine myth is correct or not correct. and that's influencing their confidence in the vaccine. i think social media companies can do a lot they need to invest a lot more resources and have better enhance -- balance of taking that information down more quickly, invest more resources in changing their matrix because right now what gets on top of your page is not what's correct, it's what's popular and what you may have interacted with before. if you interacted
misinformation, you're more likely to see that investment needs to go to that as well as more partnerships between social media companies and public health bodies so we can get the right information to people. >> doctor, as i mentioned, a lot to unpack. if the united states doesn't take this delta variant seriously, how bad could this really get both the actual spread of the virus and the potential steps we would need to mitigate it? >> there's two parts to this, frank. i think that if no new variants appear on the scene -- let's put new variants on the side for a second today, the reality is going to depend on how many people in your community are vaccinated. the more people who are vaccinated, the less likely you're going to see hospitalizations and deaths go up and it kind of depends on how many people in the community had the infection in the past. that's why it's hard to say how this is going to play out in different parts of the country, depending on how many prior infections there have been but what's on the horizon is if the disease continues to
transmit, you might see even with the delta variant, we're protected by the current vaccine. new variants could appear and we won't know what the future holds. >> a lot to unpack with this situation. i'm sure we will talk to you again about this thank you for being here. ahead on "the news," covid's impact on travel canada moving to open up its borders to tourists but some peel still will not be allowed to visit. and on the ground in france where the eiffel tower just reopened today after nearly nine months. hundreds unaccounted for after heavy rain and flooding in europe as the water recedes. rescue workers scramble to save lives. we're on the ground in germany wildfires spreading fast the forecast and when people can except some relief and a late ruling by a federal judge for the daca program. we're going to tell you what that means for dreamers. stay with ust know what i sh
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rescue efforts under way in parts of western europe after a once in a century flood. it simply ravaged towns and cities so far, at least 125 people have lost their lives and more than 1,000 people, they're still missing. take a look. these are aerial shots they appear to show a massive sink hole. today the country's environmental minister gave a stark assessment he said, climate change has arrived in germany this is in venice. streets, they basically turned into canals. the king and queen of belgium visited this town where the flood destroyed every town and shop and looking at the netherlands, firefighters piled sandbags next to this river due to a growing risk of flooding international coverage from our sister network sky news from
germany. >> reporter: they watch as if fear things could get worse in germany. and the rising waters offer no reassurance. dozens have lost their lives to flooding in this region and there's little confidence the struggle for residents is over yet. west of cologne several houses collapsed, others are in jeopardy roads were washed away this is a scene repeated over and over across this nation. this village has been ripped apart by the floodwaters roads, homes and properties destroyed. >> so many people died >> reporter: it's the loss of life here which has broken many. >> you don't except people to die in a flood in germany. >> reporter: inside the home that has belonged to his family
for five generations, he cannot control his emotions when he thinks of what has happened and how he will ever rebuild >> sorry >> reporter: he and his son were in the property when the floods hit and say it was terrifying. >> we've tried to seal doors and it would rise more and more and the doors were breaking. you hear crashes outside this whole gate was breaking it was a shock, definitely. >> reporter: he blames climate change saying the weather and the world is changing and worries that families like his will go through more pain in the future rivers are running fast and high and there are concerns for a nearby reservoir if there's more heavy rain and the structure fails, the water could consume three villages the reservoir and its dam are being monitored carefully. fire crews told us it's a critical situation as a result, residents are being ordered out of homes closest to the danger but this is a disaster which
spans nations. in belgium, some towns were deserted residents forced out of properties under water and rescue services struggling to prevent further deaths in the netherlands, the military worked to control the flow of the river while police helped to evacuate some low-lying neighborhoods in the southern dutch province as floods encroached on the area with more rain predicted, the work of the emergency services won't be over any time soon. turning to the middle east, the biden administration is planning to evacuate 2500 afghans, including translators who helped the u.s. military directly to the u.s. a state department spokesperson says 10,000 other afghans whose background checks are pending will be relocated to the u.s. at military bases and to third countries. this is in order to get them out of afghanistan why they wait for the visa process the white house has been under
growing pressure to rescue afghans who helped the u.s. government and are being hunted down by the taliban as u.s. troops withdraw. the biden administration sending a warning to american companies about the growing dangers of doing business in hong kong. u.s. officials put out an advisory saying businesses operating in hong kong are putting their data privacy at risk and they're warning that beijing's crackdown could negatively effect their staff, finances, reputation and their ability to operate president biden says the situation in hong kong is, quote, deteriorating he's using china of violating human rights and breaking its promise to give hong kong a level of autonomy. a federal judge in texas ordering the government to stop accepting applications for the daca program the judge calling the program illegal and ruling that the obama administration did not have the legal authority to
launch it. the program offers work permits and protection from deportation. the rules does not effect the 616,000 daca recipients who are currently enrolled another heat wave is set to scorch the western united states starting this weekend. it's the fourth one in just the past five weeks. forecasters say it could break more records the northern rockies are set to get the worst of it. temperatures soaring in the triple digits this sunday in boise, salt lake city, and billings, montana. advisories all across the area you see the numbers right there. it comes as dozens of fire are burning in the west u.s. the largest one, the bootleg fire in oregon near the border with california. fire officials say it's larger than the size of new york city look at these pictures they also released this video. smoke and heat from the flames are creating fire clouds up to six miles high it's so dangerous they had to pull some crews away from
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and killed 17 people in missouri the captain took the boat out on a lake during a severe thunderstorm warning you're seeing video of it right here his managers are accused of failing to stop operations and communicate the weather conditions the captain and his managers are facing 63 charges including 17 counts of felony first degree involuntary manslaughter the attorneys say they except the captain to plead not guilty. an attorney told the kansas city star newspaper, they plan to fight these charges in court. 2 1/2 miles at the bottom of the atlantic ocean, the titanic is disappearing. an expedition is racing against time to document what's left of the wreckage before it's all gone joe fryer brings us new images of that famous ship wreck. >> reporter: the new images taken more than 12,000 feet below the ocean surface offer a window into what was once the titanic, including pictures of a window now resting on the ocean
floor. you can also see remnants of concrete flooring and tile and the rest unidentified debris that a team of researchers is still working to classify fi it's the latest look at where the ocean liner wreckage remains after more than a century. >> it's the everiest of ship wrecks. >> reporter: the crew descended in a vessel named titan, a submersible. it requires a support ship on the water's surface. it's the only five-person submersible in the world that can go deep enough to reach the wreckage their goal is to document the titanic with sonar technology. they also plan to study the sea
life around it the luxury british steam ship thought to be unsinkable did sink in 1912 a disaster that took more than 1,500 lives. >> this is it! >> reporter: the fate inspired one of the highest grossing films of all time. the ship's deep sea grave wasn't discovered until 1985, motivating generations of explorers to capture images of what's left of the wreckage as it disintegrates. >> we try to keep the memory of those who died and keep their memory alive by being able to understand their artifacts and what really happened and is happening to the ship wreck. shark attack or just a negative encounter some officials in australia are asking the question, they're looking to rebrand interactions between sharks and humans. they want to call them incidents, bites, a negative
encounter. researchers say that's more accurate, anyway nearly 40% of incidents don't involve any injuries usually it's a sighting. researchers say that calling them attacks can lead to policies that hurt sharks that are becoming endangered. some survivors of shark bites see it differently they say it down plays the severity of their injuries and what they went through. the biden administration helping more people going so lar, but there's a dark side to that bright idea. ford issuing a recall. and as more athletes make their way to tokyo, all eyes on the cracks forming in the olympic bubble covid concerns and an athlete gone missing just one week out from the games. join us next week for a special series, crime in america. reporting from across the country and insight from top national and local officials that's next week on "the news" on cnbc.
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pushing for green energy, 26% federal task credit on solar installations, electricity costs climbing, it's no wonder americans are rushing to update their solar panels especially before all the tax credits disappear in 2024. there's a dark side to solar the waste forecasted at 1.5 million tons by 2030 research from harvard business review shows that the sheer volume of discarded panels will pose a massive risk to the environment and potentially increase the cost of solar currently it costs an estimated 20 to $30 to recycle one panel sending that same panel to a landfill would cost about 1 to $2 many are bullish on the sector and believe the technology will improve. >> i would push back a little bit on the concept of solar waste. the vast majority of materials are recyclable and that's where the real opportunity is. we certainly have capacity to manage that now.
>> reporter: the united states has no solar recycling mandate only one u.s. company has inhouse recycling capabilities recovering the most valuable materials from solar like silver requires recycling solutions and specialized labor. and there's also hazardous waste. >> about a half ounce of lead. lead will leech out and poison our soil. >> that's why the researchers argue these costs and volume of solar panel waste could destroy the economics of solar even with subsidies. no doubt, though, the sector is growing. frank? >> thanks a lot. turning to smartphones, apple loses ground in smartphone sales. that's what's topping cnbc's on the money. chinese smartphone maker xiaomi overtakes apple.
they just edged out apple with 24%. the company is growing its overseas business rapidly and has been benefitting from huawei struggles and the sanctions against it ford issuing a recall for nearly 775,000 explorer suvs the reason, an issue with the ball joint that can increase the risk of a crash. ford says it's aware of six allegations of injury related to this condition in north america. that recall covers explorers from the year 2013 through 2017. the company says owner notifications will begin next month and dealers will inspect those vehicles and an old friend returns. microsoft bringing back clippy as an emoji. c clippy made his debut in windows. microsoft plans to updates their emojis later this year. on wall street, the dow down
299. the s&p down 33. the nasdaq down 116. i'm frank holland in for shepard smith. here's what's making news. two cruise lines made it more expensive for passengers. the return of tourism in paris. the eiffel tower officially open for business after months of being covid closed and football's new moves to highlight social justice. the nfl now planning to double down this season on promoting racial justice messaging. that's according to reporting from front office sports the league started leaning in last year amid nationwide protests around police brutality and social justice but this year they're working to prove it was just a one-off. the nfl will use signs on the field, decals on players'
helmets and they plan to play "lift every voice and sing" at all big league events. joining us now is sports business correspondent jabarry young. are these reports of these renewed policies, are they enough in your mind? >> frank, it's good to see you, man. you're on shep's show. i was on the phone with some nfl executives tonight and this is about more so -- they're going to implement this again. but this is about trying to prove that this isn't a one and done thing they want to really make sure that going forward that these messages, whether it be all season long or parts of the season are not forgotten and this season, it's about more attacking the black wealth gap as one executive said, that's what this is about
making sure that they not only contribute financially to the social justice issues, but making sure they contribute economically they want to raise awareness and also make sure that they contribute financially and i think what they're doing again this season just proves that they're really serious about their messaging moving forward because we obviously know the nfl has been more than criticized for their lack of diversity throughout their league, particularly head coaches. >> you're on shep's show too, just so you know what's the player recollection >> one of the players behind the scenes who was pushing and helping the nfl implement this, going forward, was malcolm jenkins. they're they're all for it you're going to have your fair amount of criticism. there are going to be people out there that don't agree with this this is america, they're entitled to their opinion whether right or wrong but this is about proving to your black fan base that you care about the issues in the black community. i see the report said jay-z is going to be involved i understand where that's coming
from jay-z through his investment, he's an investor in front office sports but you want to hear more from guys like that listen, not only put your name on it, come on and say why you're doing it. come out and support the issues. give people that preview of what's going on behind the scenes and what the nfl is doing and i think this, again, this initiative that they're doing heading forward to social responsibility, doing a great job, tagging along with their marketing team, not only the signs on the field is going to get it done, but showing black communities that you're serious about their issues moving forward if you plan on continuing to have this fan base and have the support from the players. again, malcolm jenkins have been doing a great job behind the scenes. >> unlike the nfl, the nba going into a different direction adam silver said the social justice messaging last season was in response to, quote, what he called an extraordinary moment in time but that 2021 might see a return to normalcy.
is that the smart move here? and on a related note, how would you characterize the nba's relative silence when it comes to human rights in china >> listen, there's no -- they've said more than enough about china. that is -- as adam silver said a couple weeks on in a press conference, before the nba finals, with everything that's going on in china, they don't agree with everything. let's make that clear. they don't agree with everything there's still a u.s. property here in the states but you know that's one of the reasons that the nfl decided and they want to continue to use this messaging for awareness you saw in the nba, they're one and done with it the nba has done a financial job on their economic contributions, but -- obviously allowing players to wear shirts but you want to hear from them on what they plan to do. they've done a great job of contributing and studying the economic issues going on in black communities. but i think the nba, this is business for them at the end of
the day too. it is. and credit to them, again, what they did economically. i would like to see the signs on the sidelines and we'll see if they're going to emulate the nfl and input those signs in some capacity in the season moving forward. >> great stuff as always we're both from philly our team is not in it. really quick, your finals prediction >> i'm rooting for chris paul and monte williams he's a great guy i'm rooting for them from afar, but this is a great finals series pretty good ratings. i think this is a great series i think the suns are going to pull it out. at the now footprint center. >> i'll text you later about this one great stuff. canada could soon reopen its borders to u.s. tourists, that's the word from justin trudeau he says fully vaccinated americans may be able to visit the country as early as next month. the border has been closed to nonessential travel since march of last year
the prime minister added canada should be in position to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries by early september. but he says that actually depends on whether vaccination efforts in canada continue on the so-called positive path. nearly 70% of canadians have received at least one dose so far. and cruise ships will be allowed back in the canadian waters on november 1st that announcement came yesterday. as for cruising from the lower 48, well, it's about to get more expensive at least for unvaccinated passengers. at least two cruise lines set to add extra charges. seema mody explains why. >> reporter: passengers will be required to buy travel insurance worth $10,000 per person to cover medical expenses and an additional $30,000 should a passenger need to be evacuated off the ship adding up the cost of insurance plus testing, an unvaccinated
family of four will be paying an additional $700 per cruise, according to estimates from cruise critic. >> i think that the travel insurance mandate is a good reflection of whatwe're seeing on board, hey, there are very few people that this is happening to if it does happen to you, you want to be covered. >> reporter: the changes come as a handful of ships have reported covid cases on board in singapore, 3,000 passengers and crew confined to their rooms after one traveler tested positive for covid royal caribbean ceo saying in june it's unrealistic to keep covid off all ships. the goal is to avoid an outbreak. >> there will be cases on board cruise ships i think the important thing is we make sure they're isolated cases and they don't become an outbreak. >> reporter: not all cruise lines are on board with welcoming back unvaccinated guests norwegian cruise lines filing a lawsuit in florida
the ceo saying it's irresponsible, counterproductive and damaging to our brand to deviate from the brand to sail 100% vaccinated ships. a hearing set for august 6th frank? >> thank you. previewing its argument for that court hearing as spokesperson for florida's governor says the cruise line is discriminating against children and others who choose not to be vaccinated. protests erupting in france over covid restrictions. you see it right there after president emmanuel macron cracked down on coronavirus vaccinations he's making a vaccine passport mandatory for activities, going to the movies or using public transportation the passport is also a must if you want to visit the eiffel tower. the tourist attraction reopening today for the first time in nearly nine months here's molly hunter.
>> reporter: after its longest closure since world war ii, the eiffel tower is back open. check out that view. and just like last year when it closed and then reopened, we were right here, two different things this year, we got up to the very top of the eiffel tower and this year, there are a lot of american tourists, take a look after its second closure in two years, the eiffel tower is open for business as paris roars back to life. this morning tourists are lining up for opening day. >> are you excited >> yes it's been on my bucket list. >> it's been on your bucket list that's nice to have a bucket list on your age. >> yeah, 12 years old. >> reporter: the eiffel tower has 7 million visitors a year, but now just 10,000 people a day can visit with social distancing rules. unlike last year, the elevators are working. just one more floor and we get to go to the very top. and that includes american tourists who are allowed back into france. >> how does it feel traveling? >> it feels normal we just came in yesterday.
it was -- travel is normal, as usual. >> what are you most excited about? >> climbing up the eiffel tower. >> reporter: vaccination rates here are up since french president emmanuel macron announced proof of vaccination will be required to enter venues but many local businesses need local tourists to stay afloat. a texas native is desperate for americans to get on a plane. >> how many tours can you even kind of quantify a day in paris in 2019? >> 700 maybe 1,000 people a day mid-july is our busiest season and today we had zero. >> except for me. >> reporter: and david squeezed in this first timer for a quick tour. >> you have the eiffel tower that's the symbol of paris. >> are you optimistic? you need tourists back >> i'm very optimistic and i need tourists.
paris is here. europe is here it's open. it's ready and we need to people to get on the planes and come. i'm ready. i'm desperately ready. >> these are fun >> let's see the cityof lights >> reporter: we've been talking to a lot of american tourists and they say, yes, it's a little bit different from pre-covid times. but once you get here, the lines are shorter, there are a lot fewer tourists it's a great time to see europe. the other really exciting thing happening this weekend, the tour de france finishes up right here in paris on sunday his winery survived the great depression and prohibition and he's not going down without a fight. winemakers vow to save their land and livelihoods no matter what mother nature brings. today's lesson includes pot gummies. as morstese at legalize marijuana, some colleges are now high schools too get it
welcome back the dixie fire in california is burning near the footprint of a deadly 2018 wildfire it ravaged the town of paradise. now the containment lines from three years ago are helping crews fight dixie. officials say it's 7% contained. some of the fires hit the napa valley the atlas fire destroys 50,000 acres of wine country, but kate rogers on how some winemakers are not going down without a fight. >> reporter: in october 2017, the atlas fire burned nearly half of this ranch in napa valley jim is the owner of this winery. a family business that survived prohibition and the great
depression these days, mother nature is the adversary threatening wildfires further exacerbated by ongoing droughts. >> you're saving what you do and who you are. >> reporter: as the steward of nearly 300 acres of land, he has been investing in his own firefighting equipment, including two fire trucks. >> since we had the fires come through in 2017, we've kind of taken the approach of getting self-contained and having all of our own equipment that we need. >> reporter: he says the machinery gives him a fighting chance. >> we can put fire breaks in before a fire comes towards us and in '17 two of these dozers saved my ranch. >> reporter: a few miles away, lindsay hasn't battled any flames but nearby blazes have sparked another major challenge, smoke taint. >> we get this intense layer of smoke that comes into the vineyard, blankets this entire
area and enters in the grapes through their porous exteriors or skin. >> reporter: it can ruin entire vintages, a nightmare hoops faced in 2017. >> only towards the time of bottles did we start to notice these unfavorable characteristics. it was predominant, like ashtray. >> reporter: from the ashes roseanne idea. to turn her smokey wine into brandy partnering with this master distiller. >> we're taking a flavorful base, trying to even emphasize that the smoke characteristic to create a totally new profile of brandy >> reporter: at the moment, they're prepping 2020 smoke-tainted grapes for the barrel the 2017 is still aging. >> this is our way to create something positive out of a really hard negative time period for my family and the napa
valley. >> reporter: she says consumers should get a taste by the end of the year i'm kate rogers, san francisco high hopes for the marijuana industry as a democrat-backed senate bill to legalize weed at the federal level inches forward. the cannabis market is surpass $30 billion next year. and some colleges are following suit recognizes it as a legit business opportunity and increasingly offering cannabis classes. here's savannah sellers. >> when you were at school, could you imagine this being what you're putting in a tube? >> i honestly couldn't have imagined that. but now that i'm here, there's nothing i would rather do. >> reporter: this 23-year-old just graduated from wayne state university in may with a degree in chemical engineering. >> once i realized the trajectory of this industry, i realized that maybe some of the
nonconventional job routes for chemical engineering might have been best for me. >> reporter: he works at steadfast labs running quality control tests on marijuana products you would find in a dispensary. >> that's the pink gummy it's fully caramelized all of the solvents in it have evaporated off and they're in the "x" space of this vial. >> anything that was bad would be in there, and that sucked it out. >> yeah. as the nation continues to recreationalize weed, that means there's going to be more opportunities nationwide for students who want to be in this industry >> reporter: students are realizing marijuana is not a bad place to build a career as more and more states allow recreational use, including connecticut which just legalized recreational marijuana this month. >> i figured, you know what, at some point, if some states are going recreational, at some point, we're all going to get there. >> reporter: monica took a course on cannabis horticulture
at part of her plant science major. he sees the money to be made and wants to make sure communities marginalize by the war on drugs are getting their fair share. >> i've seen how friends and family members have been harassed or stopped because of, you know, carrying a little bit of weed in their pocket. it's been really rough to see just how this has effected our family and how it has effected them and how it has changed their life in general. i would love to be able to run my own lab and who knows, maybe i just might want to get into politics i'm kind of just wanting to get in every single piece of the pie that i can. >> reporter: a growing number of universities around the country are taking higher education seriously. at northern michigan university, students can get a degree in medicinal plant science. ohio state offering a course on the business of the cannabis
industry the university of maryland school of pharmacy even has a masters program in medical cannabis alex harris is enrolling in the fall. >> i'm excited to get my masters in it and have access to some of the highest level of education that the world has to offer regarding the cannabis plant. >> reporter: she suffers from lyme disease and uses medicinal marijuana to treat her symptoms. >> it was a lifesaver for me it's really all that i feel like i'm meant to do. >> reporter: back in michigan, steadfast labs is hoping to do its part to reduce stigma and attract serious scientists the company launching a new scholarship this fall at lake superior university. >> we're trying to encourage and support students to go into cannabis chemistry but we're trying to educate and that starts with the training of our own people. >> reporter: i'm savannah sellers. one of the best rivalries in sports crushed by covid, the red sox and the yankees canceling
last night's game after an outbreak of covid cases. up next, the test results are in and big names added to the covid injured list a minor league baseball announcer, his gift of gab didn't always come so easily it started with a discovery made by his mom hold. ♪♪ i got you. ♪ all by yourself. ♪ go with us and get millions of flexible booking options. expedia. it matters who you travel with.
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night's game that had to be postponed. six players tested positive. they're going to sit it out tonight. the yankees organization gave the all clear after contact tracing and testing players and staff. the newest addition to the broadcast team for the sea wolves he describes himself as, quote, an organized mess of a human who talks sports into microphones. but for matt who has asperger's syndrome, the biggest part of his job is one of his biggest challenges >> charges, fires, got it. >> reporter: matt's journey to the broadcast booth began with a suggestion of a teacher leading speech and debate club. >> he was the one to really notice that i kind of had the gift of gab and that i was more of a loud talker than anything. >> reporter: in just the opening innings of a young career, the st. louis native has made jumps and is now in the gem city
calling diamond plays at each stop >> a ball and two strikes now. >> reporter: but it was a catch by his mother who helped him through life's biggest curve ball. >> i started to lag behind socially and in terms of just general responses to my peers and my age group my mom was able to pick up on it fairly quickly. >> reporter: a special education teacher guided matt as he was diagnosed with asperger's syndrome, a form of autism that effect's a person's ability to socialize and communicate. >> if i would have to go out of my way to initiate conversations, i have a problem doing that. >> reporter: he said at times in his life and even this year, he's been challenged when interacting with others and trying to read certain situations >> i don't want to say crippling fear, but it's left me with a lot of fear that has held me back at points. >> here's the first pitch.
fast ball. >> reporter: but despite fear, the support of his mom and so many others has allowed him to put on the headset and bring the images to life of baseball to the home of thousands. >> fairly deep out to right he turns and we've got a tie ball game. >> i thank her for that just about every day and i make sure i let her know that i'm thankful for her hard work to make sure that i was never too far behind. >> reporter: now he's taking the stage to call on everyone to help end stigmas surrounding development disorders. >> if we're a little bit more patient with them, then we can all put together some really good work. there's some -- there's a lot of great talents that can come from this >> he's retired the last seven we're on the bottom of the fourth >> reporter: for "the news," i'm john michael. all 50 states reporting a jump in covid cases over the past week. the director of the cdc is calling it the pandemic of the
unvaccinated at least 125 people are confirmed dead and more than 1,000 others unaccounted for after catastrophic flooding in germany and belgium. and a federal judge in texas ordering the government to stop approving new applications for the daca program whichprotects young undocumented immigrants who came to the u.s. as children the judge ruling that the program is illegal and that the obama administration did not have the authority to grant undocumented immigrants protection from deportation. now you know the news for this friday, july 16th, 2021 i'm frank holland in for shepard smith. follow us on instagram and twitter at the news on cnbc and listen to and follow the podcast on apple, spotify or your favorite podcast platform. "undercover boss" is coming up next have a great weekend ♪ ♪ ♪
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