David Greene

Environmental Engineer and Senior Researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, TN

David Greene appears in the following:

News Brief: COVID-19 Cases Surge, Economy Struggles, Trump Reelection Bid

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Florida hospitals are impacted by a surge in COVID-19 cases. Economic comeback could be short-circuited by a jump in coronavirus cases. And, does racial reckoning fit into Trump's reelection strategy?


News Brief: Trump Rhetoric, Pandemic Research, Israeli COVID-19 Cases

Monday, July 06, 2020

In speeches, the president painted a picture of a divided America. Scientists examine other ways COVID-19 can spread. And, Israel criticized for focusing on West Bank annexation rather than COVID-19.


News Brief: Texas' COVID-19 Spike, Colleges' Fall Semester, Police Reform

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Coronavirus cases surge in Texas. As more young people contract COVID-19, colleges plan to welcome students back this fall. Capitol Hill lawmakers want to vote on police reform. Where do things stand?


Florida Doctor Urges Young Residents Not To Assume COVID-19 Is 'Benign'

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The median age of coronavirus patients in the state has dropped since reopening. Dr. Cheryl Holder of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University discusses why.


News Brief: Trump Trip To Arizona, Primary Elections, Gene-Editing Patient

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

President Trump travels to Arizona to talk about his southern border wall. Five states hold primary elections. And, an update on the first U.S. patient to get treatment from a gene-editing technique.


News Brief: Bolton's Book, A Health Warning, Noose Found In Bubba Wallace's Garage

Monday, June 22, 2020

John Bolton's tell-all book is out Tuesday. As COVID-19 cases rise, health officials warn people to be vigilant. And, a noose was found in the garage stall of NASCAR's only black driver.


Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor Writes A New Song For A Troubled America

Thursday, June 18, 2020

For the Morning Edition Song Project, we've been asking musicians to write and perform an original song for us. First up, Ketch Secor catalogs the state of the country on "Pray for America."


Health Care Workers Await Supreme Court DACA Decision

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Javier Quiroz Castro and Estefania Betancourt Macias are nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic. They're also DACA recipients, awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on the fate of the DACA program.


Houston's Hip-Hop Scene Remembers George Floyd

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

George Floyd, whose death sparked nationwide protests, was a rapper in Houston earlier in his life. NPR's David Greene speaks with Floyd's former collaborators about his musical past.


George Floyd: Friends And Family Remember His Life And Legacy

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

George Floyd, a black man killed by a police officer, has been laid to rest in Houston on Tuesday. NPR's David Greene visits the neighborhood where Floyd grew up and talks with his family and friends.


News Brief: George Floyd Funeral, N.Y. Police Bills, State Environmental Records

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Houston hosts funeral services today for George Floyd. New York's legislature passes a first wave of bills overhauling police. And, states face requests for environmental leniency during the pandemic.


News Brief: Floyd Memorial, Plans To Overhaul Police Departments

Monday, June 08, 2020

A memorial service in Houston will honor George Floyd. Minneapolis City Council intends to dismantle its police department. And, Democrats have plans for wide-ranging changes to police departments.


News Brief: Black Men's Deaths Resonate, Trump's Response To Unrest

Friday, June 05, 2020

Two cases involving the deaths of young black men, in Georgia and Nebraska, continue to gain national attention. And, President Trump's response to nationwide unrest has so far not been one of unity.


News Brief: Mattis Criticizes Trump, Officers Charged, Job Market

Thursday, June 04, 2020

An ex-defense secretary says the president is a threat to the Constitution. All officers involved in George Floyd's death have been charged. And, indications the job market is beginning to recover.


To Reach The Homeless, An Alabama Church Brings 'The Steeple To The Streets'

Monday, June 01, 2020

Montgomery County has emerged as a COVID-19 hot spot. At River City Church, where half the congregation is or once was homeless, outreach programs work to protect their most vulnerable.


News Brief: Protests Escalate Across U.S., Trump Executive Order

Friday, May 29, 2020

Violence escalates over the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, and a black woman killed by police in Louisville. And, the president signs an order to weaken social media companies.


News Brief: Pandemic Deaths, China's Move On Hong Kong, Minneapolis Protests

Thursday, May 28, 2020

More than 100,000 Americans die from COVID-19. China moves closer to criminalizing dissent from Hong Kong. And, violent protests continue in Minneapolis after a black man died in police custody.


News Brief: Minn. Protests, Texas COVID Testing Sites, Trump Tweet

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Four officers are fired after a Black man dies in Minneapolis police custody. Texas' minority neighborhoods have fewer COVID-19 testing sites. And, Twitter points users to fact checks on Trump tweet.


News Brief: Jobless Benefits, Voter Registration, School Budgets

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The GOP looks to end extra $600 unemployment benefit. Social distancing puts a crimp on voter registration. And, many public schools could be in terrible financial shape coming out of the pandemic.


News Brief: Pandemic Death Toll, Hong Kong Protests, Florida Law

Monday, May 25, 2020

U.S. approaches nearly 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. Thousands in Hong Kong protest planned security law. A federal judge rules Florida law restricting voting rights for felons is unconstitutional.