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Latest 14 May 2022 | Updated Daily

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Kim McCallister: Endo settles with San Francisco ($10M) & a birthday settlement ($45OK)

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Guest David Chiu Drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a $10 million settlement over its role in selling prescription opioids in San Francisco. City Attorney David Chiu announced the settlement Wednesday, five days before a trial is to begin over the toll of opioids here. Also, a Kentucky jury has awarded a man $450,000 who sued his employer after he asked them not to celebrate his birthday at work — and they did it anyway. Kevin Berling told his manager at Gravity Diagnostics in Covington in 2019 that a birthday celebration would cause him immense stress. His manager didn't heed his request, and Berling suffered a panic attack. The next day Berling had another panic attack when his supervisor chastised him for “stealing his co-workers’' joy and “being a little girl," according to a lawsuit. Berling was fired after the second attack. Berling had told his supervisor that a birthday celebration would bring back bad childhood memories surrounding his parents’ divorce. The supervisor forgot to pass along his request.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38mins

21 Apr 2022

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Kim McCallister - Forgiveness is/is not ok??

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Guest is Farah Diaz-Tello,  IF/WHEN/HOW senior counsel and Legal Director for If/When/How, a reproductive justice advocacy group that is co-sponsoring the legislation. California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would strengthen laws preventing prosecution of pregnant people for pregnancy loss. California already has laws preventing these types of prosecutions. But a bill that passed the Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday would let women sue prosecutors for erroneously charging them with crimes related to pregnancy losses.  Also, a teachable moment is ignored at West County High in Sonoma. The incident involved a “promposal” — where one student asks another to prom. The student was photographed holding a sign that referred to the use of African slaves to grow and harvest cotton, Principal Shauna Ferdinandson said. It said that rather than do what they did, since she is white, she’d be “picking” her date for prom, a copy of the photo obtained by The Press Democrat shows. The student in the photo, as well as two others who posted the photo on social media, have been disciplined, Ferdinandson said. She declined to discuss the nature of that discipline, citing student privacy laws. “All across campus people are very upset,” Ferdinandson added. “I think the picture personified some of the feelings and experiences (students of color) have had that have been more subtle, and have brought it to light.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36mins

21 Apr 2022

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Kim McCallister: Racial Profiling in Tiburon

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Tiburon police accused of racial profiling town’s Black-owned business owners.Kim McCallister, filling in for Pat Thurston provides the details.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35mins

20 Apr 2022

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October 18, 2021: Kim McCallister-  Transgender From Birth?

The Chip Franklin Show

One couple is not assigning gender to their newborn and has asked their friends and family to comply with this approach, and let the child define their gender identity as they grow up. But is this one step too far?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37mins

19 Oct 2021

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October 18, 2021: Kim McCallister - How long do you want to live?

The Chip Franklin Show

In the future a computer could store our DNA code and will send out warnings when we need gene therapy – warding off fatal diseases by removing genetic mutations. Implanted microchips would also alert doctors to the ageing of our cells. They even hope to back up our personalities onlineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13mins

19 Oct 2021

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October 18, 2021: Kim McCallister - To work or not to work

The Chip Franklin Show

In August, 4.3 million US workers, almost 3 percent of the entire American workforce, voluntarily left their positions, the highest number since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking “quits” in 2020. The reasons for this remarkable number are numerous and complex but one thing is for certain; the pandemic has had a huge effect on how workers perceive themselves in the workplace This huge number of resignations comes at a time of great labor unrest in the US. Nearly 100,000 workers are on strike in October, perhaps the grievances of the strikes point toward some of the reasons for the many resignations.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19mins

19 Oct 2021

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October 18, 2021: Kim McCallister - Tomgirls

The Chip Franklin Show

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5mins

19 Oct 2021

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October 18, 2021: Kim McCallister - Retailers Desparate for Holiday Workers

The Chip Franklin Show

Alex Stone has details. Every year around now retailers announce they need to fill holiday positions to get through the buying rush and to help relieve staff taking vacation.  But this year amid labor shortages and sky high online shopping, Amazon says it badly needs seasonal workers to help ship out products.  Last year it brought onboard 100-thousand seasonal workers.  This year it needs 150-thousand and it’s sweetening the deal.  It will pay up to $3000 in a sign on bonus for seasonal workers, $18 per hour pay, and a $3 per hour bump for certain shifts.  It’s not quite the 200-thousand workers Amazon needed in 2019 but Amazon was already on a hiring spree this year before the holidays.  Target says it needs 100-thousand workers.  Macy’s needs 76-thousand.  Walmart and Target are also upping their perks to bring on seasonal workers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12mins

19 Oct 2021

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October 18, 2021: Kim McCallister - Your Calls on Powell

The Chip Franklin Show

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4mins

19 Oct 2021

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October 18, 2021: Kim McCallister - Remembering Colin Powell

The Chip Franklin Show

Steve Roberts, ABC NEWS POLITICAL ANALYST Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell has died at age 84 due to complications from COVID-19. As tributes from everyone from former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush to current Secretary of State Anthony Blinken pour in, Steve, who got to know Powell quite well covering him for the NY Times during his turn as national security adviser to President Reagan and later when he was regularly mentioned as a presidential candidate for US News and World Report, reflects on Powell's considerable legacy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16mins

18 Oct 2021

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