John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Texas Calls In A Strike Force To Try To Slow Coronavirus Spread In Nursing Homes

Monday, June 15, 2020

More than one-third of all COVID-19 deaths in America have been elderly residents and workers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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Trump Administration Proposes Rules To Sharply Restrict Asylum Claims

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The sweeping restrictions would make it easier for immigration judges to reject asylum requests and harden the categories of people who face persecution.

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George Floyd Laid To Rest In Houston After Emotional Service

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Thousands of people in Houston and around the country watched the funeral of George Floyd. He was remembered as a caring man who has left a long and lasting legacy for racial justice.

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People Gather For George Floyd's Funeral in Houston

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

People in Houston turned out for George Floyd's funeral. Floyd was killed in police custody last month. His death has sparked a nationwide reckoning about race relations and police brutality.

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George Floyd To Be Buried Next To His Mother In Houston

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

George Floyd, 46, will be laid to rest Tuesday in his hometown of Houston. Floyd's death, while in police custody in Minneapolis two weeks ago, has sparked an international outcry and protests.

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Crowds Gather For George Floyd's Memorial In Houston

Monday, June 08, 2020

A crowd has gathered in Houston Monday to pay respects to George Floyd. Floyd was born in North Carolina but grew up in Houston. He was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Unlikely Allies Band Together In Laredo To Oppose The Border Wall

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Landowners, bankers, city officials and a congressman are all trying to keep the wall from coming and destroying the 265-year-old city's historic downtown.

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Trump's Border Wall Would Go Through Laredo's Historic Downtown

Monday, May 25, 2020

An unusual coalition is forming in the Texas city to oppose President Trump's border wall. The city is standing up to the Justice Department, which is trying to seize hundreds of acres of land there.

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Texas Café Owner Markets Corona Killa, Corona-ritas To Survive Shutdown

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Restaurants in Texas are reopening slowly, but nothing is quite the same after the coronavirus shutdowns. Owners have to be creative to survive and ensure the safety of customers and staff.

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Texas Restaurants And Cafes Are Trying To Ensure Safety Of Customers And Staff

Friday, May 15, 2020

Restaurants in Texas have started to reopen slowly, but nothing is quite the same after the coronavirus shutdowns. They have to be creative to survive and ensure the safety of customers and staff.

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Historic Oil Bust Delivers A Gut Punch To A High-Flying Texas County

Monday, May 11, 2020

Oil companies have slashed production across West Texas and southeast New Mexico, where communities are also hurting from pandemic-driven business shutdowns.

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Threadgill's, The Austin Venue That Helped Launch Janis Joplin, Closes Down

Saturday, April 25, 2020

In Austin, Texas, the latest commercial casualty of coronavirus is the city's revered cafe, watering hole and music venue, Threadgill's.

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White House Puts Immigration On Hold During Coronoavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

President Trump has offered new details about a White House plan to temporarily stop immigrants from coming to the U.S. The administration wants to pause the issuance of new green cards for 60 days.

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Thousands Of Cars Line Up At One Texas Food Bank As Job Losses Hit Hard

Friday, April 17, 2020

A record 6,000 families preregistered for emergency food distribution at the San Antonio Food Bank, and when word got out on social media, another 4,000 cars showed up.

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Lines At Food Banks Grow Longer By The Week

Friday, April 17, 2020

The San Antonio Food Bank was swamped last week with 10,000 families — a worrying sign of joblessness and food insecurity. The food bank is preparing for another onslaught on Friday.

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As Jails And Prisons Reduce Populations, Advocates Call On ICE To Do The Same

Saturday, April 04, 2020

There's growing fear of coronavirus outbreaks among the 38,000 immigrants being held in detention centers. "The guards tell us it's all lies, you can't believe the TV. But we know it's the truth."

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The Colorado County With A Long History Of Shutting Itself Off To A Pandemic

Thursday, April 02, 2020

During the flu epidemic of 1918, the town of Gunnison, Colo. shut itself off from the world. Today, Gunnison County has been hit hard by the coronavirus, and is asking outsiders to stay away again.

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Questions On Immigration, Borders And Travel During The Coronavirus Epidemic

Monday, March 30, 2020

NPR's immigration correspondents answer listener questions about closed borders, travel, visa applications, relief aid for non-U.S. citizens and the refugee camps at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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More Questions On Immigration, Borders And Travel During The Coronavirus Epidemic

Monday, March 30, 2020

The U.S. government took the unprecedented step to close both borders with Mexico and Canada. NPR correspondents answer more questions about immigration and travel during the coronavirus epidemic.

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Stefon Harris — Vibraphonist, Educator, Thinker — Teaches Empathy From The Bandstand

Monday, March 30, 2020

Stefon Harris has been attracting the attention of jazz fans since he released his 1998 debut, but he's less interested in praise than helping his listeners empathize with the world around them.

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