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Climate Week: Key Takeaways From The First Five Days Of The United Nations Climate Summit

COP26 Summit - Day Three
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US President Joe Biden speaks during an event on day three of COP26 on November 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

COVID-19 AMA: U.S. Vaccine Mandate for Large Companies, U.K. Approves Covid-19 Pill, and More

COVID Update 11.4.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center. 

Topics today include:

  • U.S. mandates vaccines or tests for big companies by Jan. 4 
  • Merck Covid-19 pill cleared for use in the U.K.
  • India’s home-grown Covid-19 shot wins W.H.O. emergency use approval
  • San Francisco will soon require everyone 5 and older to show vaccination proof for restaurants, theaters, Warrior games
  • Covid-19 boosters aren’t for everyone
  • L.A. County to require proof of vaccination at indoor bars, nightclubs, etc starting today  

Climate Week: California Lawmakers Are In Glasgow For The U.N. Climate Summit. What Do They Hope To Achieve?

Climate Week Eduardo Garcia 11.4.21

A group of California lawmakers are among those in attendance at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Today on AirTalk, Larry speaks with California 56th District Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia - who is part of the state delegation in Glasgow - about the climate challenges facing California and how what’s being discussed thousands of miles away can help address the issue here at home.

Climate Week: Key Takeaways From The First Five Days Of The United Nations Climate Summit

Climate Week COP26 11.4.21

World leaders have left the United Nations climate conference - also called COP26 - and now the real negotiations begin. For the next week, professional diplomats will convert the plans laid out by heads of state into compromises and agreements. They have until next Friday, November 12, to settle more than 100 agenda items. The goal: to reach a new agreement to cut emissions significantly enough to limit global warming.

Today on AirTalk, we get the latest from Glasgow with NPR food and agriculture correspondent Dan Charles and Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and the environment reporter for “The Nation” magazine. Plus, CalMatters environment reporter Rachel Becker explains what the summit means for California.

With files from the Associated Press.

As UC Opens Admissions Period, A Look At How High School Students (And Adults) Are Navigating Post-Secondary Education

Post High School Options 11.4.21

University of California schools are now officially accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semester and will be doing so for the rest of this month. And with the arrival of application acceptance periods at the UCs and other schools, it means that both students and adults are deciding what path they’ll take in continuing education. Colleges like to push the idea of college, but four years at a traditional university doesn’t work for everyone. Considering how much it costs, how much time it takes and what the expected return on investment is, many students will undoubtedly turn to community colleges, apprenticeships and other avenues to advance their careers.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll talk with KPCC college pathways reporter Jill Replogle, USC assistant professor of education Adrian Huerta and college/career counselor Elizabeth An about what options are out there, and how people should decide what's right for them, including two- and four-year colleges, apprenticeships and more.

Author, Journalist Sam Quinones’ New Book Dives Deep Into Addiction, Fentanyl And Meth Boom, And How Communities Are Recovering

Sam Quinones The Least of Us Book 11.4.21

Purdue Pharma may have been dissolved and the lawsuit against them for contributing to the nationwide opioid epidemic settled, but that changes nothing for the millions of Americans in the grips of addiction.

In his new book, “The Least of Us,” journalist and author Sam Quinones explores how a new wave of meth combined with the rise of the use of fentanyl in heroin has devastated users, families and communities across the United States, and how small communities are repairing, recovering and fighting back.

Today on AirTalk, Sam Quinones joins Larry to talk about his new book, the issues that this new batch of designer drugs is creating, and the stories of Americans who are fighting to save their communities, their families and themselves.

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