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how does a virus spread. why do we panic and when will all this and trying to do through the topics covered in a weekly radio broadcast show is called spectrum if you would like any information on the coronavirus or any other science topics you should really check out our podcast you can get it wherever you can get your podcast you can also find us and dot com look forward slash science. this is news and these are our top stories. drug manufacturer astra zeneca and british prime minister boris johnson say the company's covert 19 vaccine is effective in older people they were responding to news that experts in germany had recommended that the u.k. swedish vaccine should not be offered to be over 60 five's the country's vaccine
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committee said there was insufficient test data for this age group. unrest returned to the lebanese city of tripoli on thursday after overnight clashes between security forces and protesters that left one man dead security forces fired tear gas at crowds angry at the lack of compensation for workers during the coronavirus lockdown the protests started in the city on monday and are spreading to beirut and other areas. a court in germany has found a neo nazi guilty of assassinating regional politician volta lived in the town of castle 2 years ago and sentenced him to life in prison newco was a member of angela merkel's c.d.u. party and had spoken out in support of refugees. this is the news from berlin follow us on twitter and instagram at the news of visit our website w dot com. ask
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yourself who among your family and friends has taken on more responsibility more work more burden since the coronavirus emerged well the answer for most of us women it's estimated that one year of the pandemic has wiped out 10 years of job gains for women in a recession that some are renaming the she said the coronavirus has exposed gender inequalities like never before we have vaccines against the virus is there a prescription for gender parity for a world where he and she see why i bring golf in berlin this is the day. will count 3 in the world has yet to achieve full gender equality and that will start at home by example and i am fine i mean the case for attention. i will
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mention full equality in my college admission and into considering a woman and politics there are plenty of women kept up we present our. we want our fair share. also coming up he is the neo nazi who pulled the trigger in the 1st murder of a german politician by the far right since 1945 he'll be spending the rest of his life in prison without parole this is not a court had determined that the accused to find a different had basically acted out of right wing extremist and racist motivation and it also dunstall previously since before the 100 tut. were to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to our viewers all around the world welcome we begin the
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day looking at the pandemic not as the scourge of the century but rather as the opportunity of a generation the virus has exposed society's ugly underbelly of inequality from front line health care workers to home schooling to keeping everyone saying within the lockdowns these are roles that women more often than men have taken on that's 20 hours per week of additional work for women according to the world economic forum labor unions say once the pandemic is over the gains women have made in the labor force will be more like 2011 instead of 2021 a decade of progress in gender parity wiped out. in the last year tonight you'll hear the case for not neglecting women as the world economy recovers a rethink yes but not reinventing the wheel we begin with a look at one woman whose rise to power is yielding all kinds of dividends for men
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and women. camila harris grew up here a quiet neighborhood across the bay from san francisco her mother raised her to be strong and to prove herself through her work she studied at the historically black howard university in washington d.c. then got her law degree in san francisco her career ascent began in california in 2003 she was elected as san francisco's 1st female district attorney in 2011 she became california's attorney general or she oversaw the state's legalization of gay marriage in 2017 harris was elected to the u.s. senate she quickly gained a reputation as a tough question or a grilling facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg and donald trump supreme court pick brett kavanaugh i'm not remembering but if you have something you want i'm just trying to think do i know anyone who works that firm i might know that if you had that's not my question my question is have you had
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a conversation with anyone at that firm about that investigation it's a really specific question. in january 29 teams she announced her run for the white house. the things that. i stand before you today to announce my candidacy. harris dropped out but then became joe biden's running mate she proved to be an avid campaigner and debater. paris's father is from jamaica and her mother was born in india that makes her the 1st black and the 1st asian american vice president hopes are high but then you are going to change. right and. you can see it. i'm sure you know things will get that. doctors want to think of it.
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it's been a long way to the vice presidency but america has spoken and harris is now headed for her place in history. and my 1st guest tonight says neglecting women is a losing business model even more so as we come out of the pandemic i'm happy to welcome laura list wood to the program lore is the secretary general of the council of women world leaders she joins me tonight from washington d.c. it's good to have you on the program or i'd like to get your thoughts on the role of vice president harris in turning this pandemic into a prescription for gender parity. well thank you for having me tonight. i think tipped 1st and foremost the very fact that we have a woman at its highest level the highest level we've ever had in the united states as vice president that in and of itself. will help
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ensure that questions around gender and gender parity and around women's issues will be raised it's not that men would necessarily race but we can pretty well be assured that college harris as a woman will ensure that these issues get raised so i think that's 1st and foremost the most important 'd thing she's at the table with a strong voice is is harris is she picking up where the on go americans of the world are soon to begin exiting the holes of power. well i think that that she will certainly i think operate in the tradition of some like angle and marrow who has you know been such an experienced dreamily strong leader for germany so i think she will take her position you know in
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a role she obviously is not not president so she doesn't have those powers but we know that president biden has indicated that she will be a an equal partner to him in decision making who always be the last person in the room to make decisions and as we know vice president peres is not shy about stating her position and understanding the issues so i think we can rest assured that she will she will be a powerful voice. in the issues both domestically and internationally sweden's foreign minister speaking at the world economic forum this week and said and i'm quoting here in crisis the gender perspective is often the 1st thing to be disregarded why is that. well it was ironic i was on that panel with
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a live performance suite and i think what she was referring to was the fact that so many people they see gender and gender issues as somewhat secondary and so which i think she was referring to was that you know you get these crises and people then just focus intensely on that rather than a more holistic view of how to solve these problems and clearly we have to have a gender perspective jury a crisis during this particular crisis for example to help solve the crisis itself i mean women are such a major part of the health care systems front line workers that it until unless we do include them we're not going to have the kind of solutions that the diversity of the perspectives brings in certainly men we men
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realize the burdens that women are carrying shouldn't we be the ones to insist that women have a place in leadership of they have a place at the boardroom table. well love your perspective rep. and if that were the possibility if that were happening i would be applauding it because you're absolutely right right now women you know based on some mckinsey studies and others you know they're doing 3 times the amount of work that men are doing it home elder care child care educating people interviewing the children so the burden is disproportionately falling on women and you're absolutely right. it is going to come with gender parity that's when the word parity meets and so you know i applaud it and would say let's hope that can happen because that really will be the ultimate answer to some of these issues let's talk
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a little bit about concrete measures to change the calculus here you are in favor of quotas for women in politics and business why. well you know i often joke that because i'm just getting a little old and wanting to see if we can do what i call hurry history because at the rate we're going you know courting to well they're comic form at the rate we're going it's going to take about 200 plus years to get to that kind of gender parity on our talking about well that's just low yeah that the world can't tolerate that level of speed so for me quotas are circuit breakers they will break up in groups favoritism and closed social networks they will have the possibility of making sure that there's a critical mass of women at the table you know in all the research now is showing
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that the women who do. come to these positions of power are equal to the men in their positions and equal to them an experience an education and so i don't think we have to worry about any in the back kind of issue anymore and you know at this point perhaps you know over 100 countries have some sort of affirmative mechanism in place. particularly likely and certainly for boards of directors you're beginning to see quite quite impetus for that because we know that it women and other historically under-represented groups bring a different perspective they allow for additional ways of looking at solutions. so you know if we don't have some sort of affirmative mechanism in place i worry about how long it's going to take we you know we hear a lot about the new nor. are women better suited to lead and manage business in
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politics and as we enter the post pandemic there are. well there is some argument to be made very out. there again other startling under-represented groups often bring a different set of leadership skills to the workplace to politics to senior leadership 'd and that might include being more inclusive being bringing different people to the table ensuring that listening is being done and then people are being heard and it's not that you know men can't do go out they could but historically that hasn't been the set of traits that we prize for leadership now what we're 'd saying is well we need a broader way of being leaders we need different skill sets during these times and women do because of the way they are raised the way they are in society will often
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exhibit those types of skill sets so to me in truth the best leaders are the leaders that incorporate both the skill sets that men of the store at and the skill sets that women bring so yeah i think you're absolutely right that we ramp up you know let me ask you about the 22 year old american woman who enchanted the world last week i'm talking about the poet amanda gorman who resigned did the hill we climb at the job i didn't come over here it's inauguration what do you see when you look at and listen to her oh my gosh you know for one thing i see inspiration there probably wasn't my house speaking. and oh yes oh what happens when we when we are a country that embrace is everyone that ensures that everyone has an opportunity
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because. we all know certain skills in certain talents and creativity and she was just amazing. i just think it's one of those what i call power of the mirror or me able to see that kind of straight for me. or less with but the council of women world leaders lawrence good talking with you we appreciate your time in your insights tonight thank you. thank you. it was the 1st assess a nation of a politician in germany by the far right since 19452 years ago a neo nazi murdered a regional politician who had been trying to the tension and controversy for his poor refugee stance alternative was a member of the chancellor's conservative party he was shot in the head outside his
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home by stephane ants today and was sentenced to life in prison. it was a trial which brought the specter of far right by lance in germany into sharp focus once again defended stefan and stewards charged with murdering an elected politician. and stock a signal this verdict sends a strong signal a signal that the state can defend itself and will vigorously pursue a political assassination of this kind of preferred. was a well liked local leader who defended on america's policies on migration it turned him into a target for right wing extremists stefan and recorded this video at a meeting where a look at face far right hecklers to the city of these folks you have to stand up for certain values anyone who doesn't agree with these values is free to leave this country that's a freedom every german enjoys. life. 4 years later looked at was assassinated at his home in june 29000 his body discovered by
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his son. 2 weeks afterwards authorities arrested stefan and sed during the trial he confessed then retracted and later confessed again this was the 1st time in post-war german history that a representative of the state had been killed by a right wing extremist is it not a test case to the court determined that the accused steffane had acted in principle out of right wing extremist and racist motivation and had also done so previously for $100.00 tut however the court did not find the other defendant marcos h. guilty of assisting in the murder one of the loop because family lawyers says that is disappointing but added that the family found this trial important for a different reason the from media both immediate on the go as a co plaintiffs the family wanted to set an example against hate and violence and hate speech in our society whose words then lead to deeds at the. top and about
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this is about you that was very very important for that and for you to be out they wanted to advocate the values that involved advocated his entire life and which are also the family's values from media to. lucas killing as one of several attacks linked to the extremist far right in germany in recent years casting a spotlight on the dangers extremists pose to democracy. always bring in emily shoulder high says she's a freelance journalist based here in berlin she's also a fellow with the institute of current or of affairs where she writes about german politics and the rise of populist far right parties across europe and really it's good to have you back on the show what did you make of today's sentencing. 5 think that the idea of the life sentencing is is largely what was expected in the days beforehand this was as as the report you just aired said and as has been
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discussed over the course of the day this was very much intended to send a signal at a time when right wing extremism the right wing serious violence is causing very legitimate problem in a legitimate fear here in germany we know that the alleged accomplice was acquitted however we do understand that there is that means that the murderer stefan and does it mean that he acted alone well from what we can tell the court was not able to prove that that the accomplice wasn't involved but there are still questions about that and the family has as we heard was disappointed with the response but at the moment all we know is that the court wasn't able to determine that and this this murder is being described we've also you've described that way as the 1st right wing political assassination in germany since the 2nd world war was it.
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when we're talking about elected official and a politician who's an elected office then yes that's from from my understanding yes that is the case but i think the idea that this was a wake up call for for german politics and society about the threat of violence sort of ignores the fact that there has actually indeed been quite a lot of foreign violence over the last few decades the estimates that there are out there in terms of the number of people who have been killed as a result of our experience violence perhaps maybe not as high profile a politician as as well to look at i mean it's nearly 200 people and so you know you look back to the history of for example the national socialist underground which was discovered in 2011 a series of murders all also perpetrated for the same sort of far right extremists believes you know this is something that it's not unfortunately new in germany but
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this this case was something that sort of drama sort of should draw new light on the issue and if it drew new light on that issue then has the state changed in its response to the threat that's posed by the extruding right. i think they're starting to i think there's at least a recognition that more needs to be done you've seen the interior minister of ministry for example pledged to best massively in new staffing new support and new programs to fight back against the extreme right but i think it is you know there is a there's a recognition at the very least that for example germany's domestic intelligence had had kind of a blind spot when it came to our extremists they were much more focused on on the left wing of the spectrum and so oftentimes miss things that they really shouldn't have and so i think at the very least there is a recognition of the scope of the problem and whether the government's current
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efforts and the new intention to invest more money and staff into that has an effect i think remains yet to be seen journalistically fieldhouse here in berlin and really we appreciate you taking the time to help report this story tonight thank you thanks for having me. protesters have clashed with security forces in the lebanese city of tripoli for a 4th night the latest arrest comes after the death of a 30 year old protester on wednesday the. strict coronavirus and an economy that is in crisis the situation in tripoli appears to be spiraling out of control the protests are nel spreading to other parts of the country. protest is out on the streets of tripoli again for the 4th day running demonstrations
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appear to be intensifying in lebanon 2nd largest city. many residents have been struggling with extreme economic hardship for some time but the country in a deep recession. the lockdown imposed earlier this month to halt a surgeon covered 19 is too much for many to bear. the life i'm living is horrible i came out to die and so i don't have to live through this horror enough poverty and hunger the lebanese people are living in pain and. those days protests came just hours after the funeral the man who was killed the night before. the 30 year old reportedly sustained a bullet wound on wednesday when protests turned violent with demonstrators trying to storm the city's government building. witnesses and local media say police fired live rounds hundreds of protesters were injured. lebanon is currently struggling
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with a massive surge in coronavirus cases hospital intensive care units are reportedly nearly full and the country is seeing record breaking daily fatalities nevertheless many say around the clock curfew is just not possible in lebanon. to close the country then you have to provide for people it's not acceptable to lock people in their houses and leave them hungry there are day laborers there are people who have lost their jobs there are people who can't earn a living or even enough for the bare essentials that. the guy is providing some financial assistance 223-0000 families but with half of the population estimated to be living below the poverty line the protests are likely to continue for some time. who says good
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guys always finish last the french save the stuff and has won the prestigious van de globe round the world he didn't cross the line 1st but he was given a time bonus for helping another solo sailor whose boat sank. around the world in 80 days with a bit of heroism thrown in. french sailor yannick best event came into port in western france as the winner of the board the globe around the world race despite not crossing the line 1st. the 48 year old finished in 80 days 13 hours 59 minutes and 46 seconds he was behind to compassionate but received a time bonus of 10 hours and 15 minutes for helping to rescue a novice sailor 2 months ago. it was a view of i feel like i'm living a dream hallucinating it's bizarre we go from total solitude to this.
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i saw what. he was one of 4 skippers asked to find a scuffle who was rescued in heavy seas off the cape of good hope he had waited more than 11 hours after his yacht broke into. there was also drama for boris helm on the 1st german to enter the prestigious event was happy after avoiding a crash with a containership earlier in the race but he then hit a fishing vessel while in 3rd place close to the finish ending his hopes of glory. well the day is almost done but the conversation continues online to find us on twitter news you can follow me of britt off t.v. and remember whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day to see you then everybody.
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a giant colors allegedly belonging to president putin that triggered more claims and counterclaims and violent protests across the.

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