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A highlight from Ep. 82: Secret Agent Man - Instinct (Part 3)
"Hey, it's Steve from the meat eater podcast. If you spend a lot of time knocking around the Woods, on the mountains, Friends ranches, whatever? It's a lot of fun and very practical to get a dedicated rig. I have a can am defender. I use all the time and love that thing. We go down every year in January to hunt coos deer, took it down to sonora Mexico. I mean, it completely changed the experience another time. I had an oryx tag. Not on the white sands missile range, but off the off range tag outside the white sands missile range. I did it just because of circumstances we used a buddy's truck, then my buddy drew the same tag right after me. And I said, dude, take my can am down. I've made a huge mistake by not figuring out a way to get down there. He took it down. Our friends at around both hunts were like, that is the way to go. It was the perfect rig. I used to trap him in the winter. I use an ice fishing. If you're thinking about getting like a dedicated side by side, rig. Go with the can am. I like the defender. I got young kids. I got a four door and it's still got a bed. I think it's just a lot of fun. Head on over to can am off road dot com to learn more. Check out their full line of products. You can go in and like figure out, okay, this is the rig I want. I got a winch on mine. I use the winds 'cause we snow plot with it, right? Can am off road dot com. Come November big bucks are not gonna wait for your truck engine problems and this is not the time of year to be late to a date with your hunting buddies. Seafoam cleans harmful gum and varnish buildup from the entire fuel system. Using seafoam motor treatment in your fuel tank gives you one less thing to worry about this fall. Sea foam customers love talking about it because it works fast and it's easy to use, just pour it in your fuel tank and let it go to work. You can find sea foam everywhere. Your neighborhood, auto parts store, farm, and hardware stores, big retailers, you name it. Pick up a can today. On our la, I'm the osa, and I'm mala. And we are the host of locator radio. Is a radio phonic novella, which is just a very extra way of saying a podcast. Favorite podcast bringing interviews with your favorite LatinX creatives to the airwaves. You can listen to locator radio on the iHeartRadio app, Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Hey, the way I am. First day I remember many. That's what my bunny said that he was a game warden. Nothing, yeah. He said, yeah, I have guys good writing live with them. You know what I'm thinking? That's what we do. Wow. We're on our third and final episode of our secret agent man series with undercover Ohio wildlife agent RT Stewart. On part one, we learned about the big picture mechanics of undercover stings and how RT was a pioneer in the early 1990s for the Ohio department of natural resources. We learned that humans don't do well with chronic stress and discuss the personal toll placed on undercover agents and their families because of it. And in a climactic moment, I asked RT a cutting question was it worth it? You're too good. No. No. It wasn't. No. I look back at it. If I had to do it over again and I knew what I knew right now, I'd say no. But at the time, it's the only thing I knew and the only thing I wanted to do. On the second episode, RT told us about his biggest thing, operation redbud, where 26 men were convicted of over 275 wildlife crimes. They were taken by total surprise. I think we ended up resting 26th that day. 26 people. That's a major operation. And at that particular time it was the largest turkey poaching ring in the country. And on this third episode, we're gonna hear about some close calls where RT was almost found out and explore the idea of human instinct or having a 6th sense or a premonition. But also how that compares with just pure wit, many believe decision making is purely based on observable data, but it sounds like some of our subconscious decision making mechanisms are hardwired into our DNA. We're going to hear about that from doctor Matthew sharps from the University of California and Fresno. So, we're going to explore some of RT's best stories of how he handled trouble and how he used this uncanny wit and intuition to deescalate situations. I really doubt you're going to want to miss this one. RT is calling a bird and the other officer just happens to let it slip out good calling RT. So within a few seconds, he comes back. Yeah, that's why they call me the real turkey RT. Just that quick. He smoothed it over so quickly and so well that there was no question. And he did that time after time after time. My
A highlight from The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | The Appeal of True Crime | 5
"In 1974, the nation was captivated by a new story that seems stranger than fiction. Patricia Hearst, the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, had been kidnapped from her home in Berkeley by a group of radical political activists. The group called itself the symbionese Liberation Army, and although her kidnappers threatened her life and kept her trapped in a dark closet for weeks, Hearst would soon agree to become a member of the SLA. Hearst went on to take part in bank robberies. She trained to be a guerrilla fighter, and after she issued scathing condemnations of her family and their worldview, it appeared that hers to become a different person, a convert to a radical cause. As the saga unfolded, it stirred debate about wealth, politics, and even the nature of free will. But for many, the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst was a story about the media, and the public's appetite for shocking and sensational news coverage. It's a discussion that reemerged decades later, with the rise of true crime, a genre that's forced conversations about the media's responsibilities when telling stories about criminals and their victims. My guest today is journalist and author Sarah weinman, who writes the crime column for The New York Times book review. She's the author of the Rio Lolita. Her latest book is scoundrel, which tells the story of a convicted murderer who grew famous in was set free, only to attempt murder once again. We'll discuss how the coverage of Patricia Hearst was part of a longer lineage of true crime. We'll look at what explains the enduring appeal of the genre. And how true crime can be both a force for good and ill. Our conversation is next. American scandal is sponsored by a new limited series on Hulu, welcome to chippendales. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett, annaleigh Ashford, and Juliette Lewis. It's inspired by the dark true events behind the founding of the chippendales male strip club empire and how it all took a sinister turn with multiple murders. There's so much more to this story than just a male strip club. There is partying, there's greed, and then there's murder. And it's all inspired by true events down to the nitty Gritty call to the FBI murder plot. So if you need a new show to get into, this is the one. Welcome to chippendales, has it all. Be sure to check out welcome to chippendales, now streaming only on Hulu. American scandal is sponsored by audible. If you're like most adults, you have chores to do. Commutes to make, waiting rooms to wait in, and time to yourself, you crave. I do too, but I make the most of all of them by listening with audible. Titles like confidence man by Maggie haberman, and like all audible members, I get one credit every month, good for any one of the many classics, bestsellers, and new releases regardless of price to keep forever. Let audible help you discover new ways to laugh, be inspired or be entertained. New members can try it free for 30 days, visit audible dot com slash AS or text AS to 505 hundred. That's audible dot com slash AS or text AS to 505 hundred to try audible free for 30 days. Audible dot com slash
A highlight from A decade of Idle No More
"That's the sound of over 4000 people, taking over a mall with a round dance. It's just one of many videos that captured similar historical events across the country. This unprecedented testament was recorded at polo park mall in Winnipeg. A testament that said, we are idle no more. Don say anin, boujee. Hello and welcome. This is unreserved on CBC radio one, I'm Rosanna dear child. It was a resistance movement that shook a nation, and this year I don't know more, is ten years old. Today, on radio indigenous, how the drum beat of idle no more continues to reverberate. In her hearts, our communities and around the world. This is the reason why you are here today. To tell the concern is they do not have your consent.
A highlight from Ep 81: Bear Grease [Render] - Operation Redbud, Undercover Stings, and Elon Musk
"It's been a long run since I've seen you guys on the bear grease render. It's true. Yeah. You're welcome. This is a monumental day for us. We have the poor life decision. The OGs. The OG original gangster bear grease, render crew here today. I have to my left, my lovely wife, misty nukem, welcome back, misty. Good to be here. Sporting her first parka. Actually clay's first when I'm really cold, I put on clay's really, really big puffy one. So you guys, the last time we saw, I saw you was before I went to Alaska in September. Because you guys did a render without me. On when I was in Alaska, and then the next time we did a render NLS. No. Wasn't that? No, we did multiple renders, and I've been traveling. And so you guys have been out of the picture for a little while. It's like our vacation time. You remember when I asked RT Stewart if poachers are jealous, I'm gonna do the surrender crew get jealous. No. Not me. Not Brent. Okay. I think it's envious. More envy? Jealousy is when you are concerned that someone's gonna steal what you have and envious when you want what someone else has. That's a good distinction. That is a good distinction. Gary, and I were just talking about the render you had with all the folks from back home. Although that was a pretty good record. I was there with me. That was a good rider. Incredible feedback from the render with Scott Andy Steve Phillips, Randy steppe, coy house, Gary newcombe. That was a good one. Those are really good. I really enjoyed the one with James Lawrence and those guys. And Gerald. Yes, that was fun. I would have Gerald brewer on this podcast every week and feet drive up here. I have so many good Gerald for your stories. We need to he's got a head hair like a movie star. So misty's to my left, and then Brent Reeves, who's, I've got little dialog to have together. Brent, welcome. Thank you. To your left, Josh Lambert, spill miker, Josh. Good to be back. Great to see you. Back in the saddle. Great to see you. To Josh's left, Isaac Neil, I'm just happy to be invited to the producer of the bear grease podcast. Got a nice mustache right now too. My wife said, why don't you shave your beard and do a mustache? And I said, yes, ma'am. Did she mean a fu Manchu? Okay, so I had not shaved. 'cause she might not have to throw that out there. There's a different thing. Right. So I hadn't shaved in 11 years at all like anything at all. And so I shaved and as I was going, I was thinking just like the cop mustache, the dad mustache just topped the lip. And then I started shaving and I was like, well, I don't know. So I just kind of stopped. It wasn't even like bottom of the jaw, fu Manchu is just like, that's when it occurred to me. And I was like, well, I'll just find out like she's getting hone an hour and so she came home and she's like, yeah, that's good. That's acceptable. Okay. Okay, we need to probably come back to talking about facial hair and do that. Yeah, after it just after you introduce our last person, because we need to talk about your most recent meteor video. Okay. So into Isaac's left is Gary believer newcombe, who your name came up on the podcast this week. You heard that. I did.
A highlight from What Is Native American Cuisine? (Encore)
"Hello gastro bud listeners, we have a great episode for you today. It's one of our favorites. I know we say that all the time, but we really do love this one. And it's especially timely for our American listeners who may well be sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal that includes lots of delicious and indigenous American foods. Corn, cranberries, turkey. There's a story behind Thanksgiving, of course, but there's an even deeper story that we tell this episode. The story of Native American cuisine, what it was, what happened to it, and why that matters. In this episode, we highlight the work of a lot of super interesting people in the native community, and if you stick around to the credits, we'll have the update on what some of those people have been up to since our episode first aired. Enjoy. Yep, that's your Cedar bergamot Mabel tea. Does it have particular powers? Oh yeah, it'll make you feel really good. Is Cedar is Cedar used traditionally for anything in particular. Yeah, it's used for all kinds of stuff like here we braise meat with it. It's used as like a lot of seasoning and then also people use it in the winter time as a tea like to help prevent from getting like flu, colds, things like that. So it's also burned sort of like as an instance, like a smudge, so cheers. I'd never tasted Cedar in food before. I'd also never had that bergamot. It's not the perfumey citrus from Italy, but a wildflower in the mint family. It's also known as B ball. Yeah, me neither. Okay, pop quiz people. What do all of these ingredients, the Cedar, the maple, and the wild bergamot? What do they have in common? Apart from being an RT, I mean. Anyone? Yeah, you're probably not going to come up with the answer here. These are all Native American ingredients brewed into a tea for us in Minnesota. We of course are gastropod, the podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history. I'm Cynthia graber, and I'm Nikola twillie. So this was a delicious tea with Native American ingredients, and we washed it down with a delicious meal made with Native American ingredients, and you know what's weird? I've lived in the U.S. for 15 years now, but before we had that meal, I would not have been able to describe traditional Native American cuisine and flavors at all, but why is that? That's what we're asking in today's episode. We'll explore the history why it is that basically none of us have ever tasted native American cuisine, and we'll meet the people who are trying to change that today, not just for us, more importantly, for Native Americans themselves. They have some of the highest rates of diet related diseases like diabetes in the country. Could a return to a native diet help? This episode is supported in part by the boroughs welcome fund for our coverage of biomedical research and our travel was supported in part by the fund for environmental journalism. Gastropod is part of the vox media podcast network in partnership with eater. The voice you heard earlier is to Shia heart. She forages wild foods for chef Sean Sherman. My name is Sean Sherman. I am the owner and CEO of the sous chef. I grew up on pine ridge reservation, which is in south central, South Dakota. It is the third largest native reservation in the United States. You might have heard of Sean, he's getting all kinds of attention right now. He's just funded his first restaurant on KickStarter. In fact, it's the most backed restaurant project ever on KickStarter. He's had a food truck to tonka truck and a catering company for a few years. His new Minneapolis restaurant will be the first to serve all indigenous foods from Minnesota and the dakotas. The meal we enjoyed that Cedar tea, smoked turkey hominy, wild rice, and a wild sumac and sorrel pesto. That was a taste of the kind of foods Sean will be serving at his new restaurant. But he didn't grow up eating like this. You know, on pine ridge reservation when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s, there was only one grocery store on the pine ridge reservation, which is a huge area to have only one food source. And we had to spend a lot of time either going into Rapid City or down into Nebraska to other towns to go to some of the grocery stores. A lot of what Sean and his family ate came through the food distribution program on Indian reservations. That's a federal program that distributes food to low income Native Americans. So had the famous government cheese and cereals and various canned foods, but you know we did have some traditional pieces here and there. When I look back, you know we did collect a lot of choke cherries out in the wild and we did collect a lot of Tim solo, which is a wild Prairie turnip. You may never have eaten what Sean calls, quote, famous government cheese, but it's common on the reservation. It's basically bulk commodity cheese that the government buys to prop up the dairy industry and then gives away. But Shawn doesn't want the next generation to grow up eating canned and boxed processed foods like he did. He thinks it's well past time for Native American foods to have their moment on our tables. Sean Sherman is part of a growing movement today, a rebirth of indigenous North American cuisine. But here's my question, why does it need a rebirth? I mean, why was it lost in the first place? When various ways of colonization occurred, it was really about seizing that land and its natural resources, which meant increasingly that native peoples were pushed off their traditional lands where they harvested game where they grew crops where they harvested their traditional medicines and foods.
A highlight from The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | Free Will | 4
"It's September 18th, 1975, in a jail in Northern California. Patricia Hearst is curled up in bed in a small concrete cell. The space is no more than 6 feet wide and 9 feet long. In one corner is a combined toilet and sink and at the other end are a set of steel bars. Hearst rolls over, trying to make sense of everything that's happened today. It was only a few hours ago that FBI agents stormed into her apartment guns drawn and placed her under arrest for robbing a bank. The encounter with armed law enforcement left Hearst feeling shaken. But the day took an even more surreal turn when Hearst in the agents arrived at the jailhouse and found a crowd of reporters waiting for her. Hearst greeted them with a raised fist, and during her booking she identified herself as Tanya, her adopted name in the symbionese Liberation Army. She even gave her occupation as urban guerrilla. All the radical posturing earned a few raised eyebrows, apparently people were expecting that after getting arrested, Hearst would stop playing the part of political radical. But Hearst's allegiance to the SLA is complicated. She was, of course, a kidnapping victim, and she had been held captive in a dark closet and her life threatened. But hers grew convinced her family had given up on her. And while living in isolation with the SLA, Hearst publicly gave up on her family. She made recordings of herself condemning her mother and father for their bourgeois lifestyle and calling out the media and labeling her a victim. She was fully aware that the FBI was leading a manhunt, calling her a criminal and trying to place her under arrest. So at the same time that it felt like her world was collapsing, that her family had abandoned her. The members of the SLA started to become something like a new family, even if it was dysfunctional. The radical political group had become her entire world, offering protection, camaraderie, and a sense of daily ritual. But now, Hearst is alone once again. The majority of the members of the SLA died after a shootout with the police. The group is in tatters after she and the remaining members hopscotched around the country, trying to find refuge. And Hearst was dealt the final blow only hours ago. When federal agents stormed her apartment and placed her in handcuffs. Hearst is lying on her side, trying to get comfortable when she hears a pair of heavy boots coming down the hallway. Instinctively, Hearst tenses up. Sin Q M 2 May, the fallen leader of the SLA, always warned what would happen if they were brought to jail. He promised that the SLA would be brutalized and tortured. Hearst believed every word of that terrifying message. And as these footsteps get closer, she begins bracing for violence. The footsteps stop outside her cell and Hearst looks up to see a deputy with a blank expression. It takes out a key and unlocks the cell door. All right, come on, miss Hearst. You've got guests. Her stair suspiciously at the deputy, waiting for his next move. Miss Harris, come on, we don't have all night. First gets up. Still eyeing the deputy. He places a pair of handcuffs on her wrists. And then he leads her down a dark hallway, past rose of other jail cells, and inmates who stand banging against their cell doors and shouting out. Her swallows as she gets closer and closer to what she is sure will be a beating. She's trained for this moment, but still she is afraid. Moment later, Hearst in the deputy arrive in front of a door. Hearst is merely trembling now in fearful anticipation of what comes next. But when the deputy turns the knob and the door opens, Hearst freezes in surprise. In front of her are her mother and father, and her two younger sisters, family members, she hasn't seen in over a year and a half. Catherine Hearst, Patricia's mother, steps forward, cradling a dozen yellow roses. All patty sweetheart. I'm so thrilled to know you're safe and you look what your hair is quite different. Unconsciously, Patricia touches her hair, which she boxed dyed red a few weeks ago. You don't like it. You've been using various disguises. Let's change the subject. Tell me about how they're treating you here. Do you share a cell? No, they have me alone. Said it's for my own safety. But that doesn't make sense. Me and the other prisoners, we are in the struggle together. Ah, of course. Well, here, penny. These roses are for you. To brighten up your space. Well, thank you. No, don't thank me. They're from the reporters who have been visiting the house. They were so happy to hear this was all coming to an end. Catherine holds out the roses, but Patricia doesn't move to take them. After all the outrageous coverage, all the sensational headlines and baseless accusations now reporters are sending her flowers, sweetheart, patty, what's wrong? The flowers are nice, but what is it? Are they not treating you well here? No, nothing bad has happened so far. What do you mean so far? Patricia pauses. Her family, with their mansion and summers at the hearse castle, could never understand the wide gulf that now stands between them. The reality of prison, all the lessons Patricia learned from the SLA about oppression and sexism and racism in America. It's nothing. You wouldn't understand. Patricia, whatever's on your mind, we will understand. No, no, don't worry, mother, huh? I'll be fine. And I didn't mean anything. This is all very new. Yes, and it won't be permanent. We'll see to it that you get out of here soon. Your father's hiring the best attorney money can buy. The deputy signals it's time to wrap up. And don't you worry, patty. We'll get you out of here. And then we'll put all of this behind us. I promise. A minute later, Patricia Hearst is escorted back to herself. As she walks down the hallway, she gazes at the other prisoners. Women who were locked up and promptly forgotten about. Hearst knows her mother has fantasies that she'll beat the charges and everyone will soon get back to their old lives. But it is a fantasy. Hearst is now one of the oppressed, and inmate in America's criminal justice system. And she's about to face a trial that'll be as much about political theater as any real form of justice. American scandal is sponsored by a new limited series coming out on Hulu, welcome to chippendales, starring Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett, annaleigh Ashford, and Juliette Lewis. It's inspired by the dark true events behind the founding of the chippendales male strip club empire and how it all took us sinister turn with multiple murders. There's so much more to this story than just a male strip club. There's partying, there's greed, and then there's murder. And it's all inspired by true events down to the nitty Gritty call to the FBI murder plot. So if you need a new show to get into, this is the one. Welcome to chippendales, has it all. Be sure to check out welcome to chippendales, which premieres November 22nd, streaming only on Hulu. American scandal is sponsored by audible. If you're like most adults, you have chores to do, commutes to make, waiting rooms to wait in, and time to yourself, you crave. I do too, but I make the most of all of them by listening with audible. Titles like confidence man by Maggie haberman, and like all audible members, I get one credit every month, good for any one of the many classics, best sellers and new releases regardless of price to keep forever. Let audible help you discover new ways to laugh, be inspired or be entertained. New members can try it free for 30 days. Visit audible dot com slash AS or text AS to 505 hundred. That's audible dot com slash AS or text AS to 505 hundred to try audible free for 30 days. Audible dot com slash AS. From
A highlight from Decolonizing the sky
"Frasers entire career has been about the sky. The matei woman began as a pilot. Then she started an aerial photography company. But it wasn't long before she aimed even higher. By being the first indigenous woman to launch an airline in Canada. Tara wants to bring an indigenous worldview to the skies. Welcome to unreserved Tara. Thank you for joining us today. Amazing. Thank you for having me. So if I as an average Joe, Joanne, Rosanna. Book a flight on his guillo air is my experience on your airline going to be different. What would I expect? Well, I think you would expect safe reliable service we have scheduled service from Vancouver to Qualcomm beach. Acknowledging the territory that we depart from that we arrive at. And onboard the aircraft I imagine you Rosanna flying from Vancouver to Qualcomm beach and taking in the beautiful view, the mountains and the sea and having an opportunity to see the land as a bird would. We have lots of things and ideas that are underway to collaborate with both beach first nation, as well as Muslim, to be able to tell some stories. We don't yet, but we aim to soon have in the seat back pockets, stories, and things that the nations wish for people that are traveling on our airline to know. Cool, I want to take your airline. Is there going to be tea and badnik is my question? Well, it's a short flight, but we have been exploring how we can offer indigenous foods or teas in our departure areas before flight and our engaging with other indigenous entrepreneurs to see how we can incorporate those things into the day. I love that this idea that you have of incorporating indigenous land acknowledgments, for example, or providing people with information and reading material for the trip over. And just the whole way that you want to be treating people, taking your airline, acknowledging the territory and the people and so on. How do you think this indigenous worldview, this perspective, these actions change or will change or improve even aviation as we know it? Well, I think that an indigenous worldview, it centers our humanness and our responsibility to our relations. And those things just quite naturally, in my view, shift everything. How we think about the land that we're traveling over, you know, when I witness the land from the air before I became a pilot, what led me to become a pilot, I imagine other people having that deeper connection to each other and to community, and I think that it sounds really simple Rosanna, but I think those are the things that shift everything. Yes. And what was your vision for esque air? So my vision for esco air was to connect people with the land to bring travelers to communities. To be able to, I don't know, show others the wonder of flight. And for me, I have come to realize that I'm a real entrepreneur and so I wanted to be able to create my own business in my own way and use what I've learned over the past two decades in this industry to see how I can, you know, not just provide service as an airline, but also look at how I can uplift indigenous peoples and communities in the work that I do. Uplift, I see what you did there. But why an airline? I mean, many people would be happy just to make it to be a pilot and to fly the aircraft or to be somebody who takes care of people in the air. Why did you go so far as to become a CEO owner of your own airline? Career as a pilot is very rewarding and challenging. And I had an entrepreneurial spirit that was awaiting to be a liberated and I wanted to be able to build something of my own where I could do things differently where I could focus on the things that I thought were important. And also use some of this to disrupt our industry, aviation aerospace is a very male dominated industry. With very few women. And so to be able to, I don't know, I guess just see what I could create. The name esque air, how does that name connect to your vision? So a scale is a key word for woman and I chose the name mindfully and boldly in an industry like mine. As an act of reclamation, reclamation of womanhood, reclamation of matriarchal leadership and reclamation of language. Interesting. When you say Remy creating remay trading the sky, what do you mean by that? Yeah, so we think of ourselves, you know, we imagine together reimagining re matrin and rebuilding an air transportation system centering equity and sustainability. And when I say remitting, it means a return to mother earth, how are we going to take care of mother earth, how we're going to uplift women in this industry. It means honoring matriarchal leadership and the unique ways that women lead with focus on care and community. And why do you believe that we need to re matri the sky? Is
Plastic Surgery for Prisoners Goes Back to the 1950s
"Science historian sharona pearl is interested in faces. She's researched physiognomy. Which is the study of facial features in their relationship to character. She's written about face transplants. She teaches at drexel university in philadelphia and she was working on a new book about face recognition. She was tracking down stories of people trying to avoid law enforcement taking drastic steps to change their appearance. Everything from people trying to dodge modern face recognition software to a famous british train robber ronnie biggs who got plastic surgery in order to evade the authorities after his massive train. Theft as she got deeper into this kind of research looking for more examples of people changing their faces using search terms like criminals and plastic surgery. She stumbled upon something else entirely. This whole other world turns up what she found. Blew her mind. All of these studies written from the nineteen fifties throws late as the one thousand nine hundred eighty s about programs in prison that gave people plastic surgery as a mechanism to lower rates of recidivism. That's right plastic surgery for prisoners nose jobs ears pinned chisel jolla lines tattoo removal all sorts of cosmetic procedures in an effort to give people a chance at a better life. Somehow if there looks were changed they would be less inclined to commit crimes and return to prison after they were released and this went on until about thirty years ago.
The Stolen Indigenous Children
"It's a hot summer day in nineteen ninety emotions are high in boston. Independent nations today. This ojibway community is taking a stand. After decades of losing their children to the child welfare system they have come together to say no more. No more taking children by the busload from their homes. No more broken families. You aren't taking any more of our children get out. Stay out as a social worker. I'm responsible for the welfare of these children. My name is nicky. I can tell you being ripped away from my mother at six years old had nothing to do with my welfare look. I'm just doing my job. It's not your job anymore as chief of the wab soon nation. I'm here to tell you. We have passed a resolution. Banning the children's aid society from entering our community and taking any more of our children. You can't do that we just did. Yeah our children our future give sure give back our future. We did it teddy. You would have been so proud of us after the chaos of the rally. Nikki comforter her daughter at the kitchen table. It is a modest home. The sun streams through the windows colorful drawings of thunderbirds and pencil caller. Portrait's a woman and cad eyeglasses. A young shy smiling. Boy named teddy adorns the walls the pair sit together at the small table sipping tea and eating cookies
Dave Eggers: Is Limitless Choice a Good Thing?
"So let's start talking about this book the every so it's a sequel to your two thousand thirteen book the circle which is about a search company that bears its will essentially or possibly facebook. Tell me why you decided to write. This sequel in which the circle gobbles up in ecommerce company named after south american jungle so basically amazon and creates the every Which one character called the most monopolistic control hungry corporation ever to plague the world. So why do the sequel tell me how you thought about this. Well i think you know. When when i was done with the circle i had never thought about a sequel never written a sequel to anything and But i kept taking notes. And i sort of you know would jot things down over time and i remember at one point A friend of mine who She treats students at a college. She's that she was on campus psychologist and She was saying that the thing that her students came in with more than anything. The thing that problem that plagued them was choice. There were anxious about a lot of things but more and more students needed how more and more students were plagued with like unlimited choices unlimited. Input too much to think about on a given day and too many choices to make on a given day. And i thought that was really interesting because we would think you know at this sort of apex point of human evolution. We would want all these choices and sort of that would be some sort of glorious now plays to arrive at that we could order anything and have it arrive at our doorstep the next morning but these kids were far more anxious than they had been ten years before in fifteen years before and i thought well that's an interesting starting point and what if there were a monopoly that would not only sort of tell you which choices are correct which ones are the most You know beneficial to the environment and progressive in different ways and they would help you given your preferences and algorithm ick sort of determined personality. They'd help you become a better version of yourself and the ultimate version of yourself as a personal person and a member of the broader
Where Juvenile Detention Looks More Like Teens Hanging Out
"A group of about three dozen excited teenagers listening to an announcement by apache county judge. Michael lethem this'll be something that'll be here for decades and you've got so it's early fall. Twenty seventeen in. This is the grand opening of saint. John's first center dedicated to teams. Letham is introducing. the people will be running it. Victor more news here pretty much every day as well as victor in polar smiling facing the energetic teens their probation officers in other words they work for the county but they dress in civilian year t shirts jeans baseball caps because they've been tapped by judge leith them to run this new facility the loft legacy teen center. It's a county run resource and activity center in the small town where kids often can't find much to do or people to talk to. It was like right at the end of my freshman year into the summer of my freshman year. I heard about it. I was like. Oh that's cool. I didn't think anything of it. I didn't think it would be this. Cool hannah wilkinson was there and then i walked. Tv's there's pool table. There's all this cool stuff for kids to do and it was really exciting.
Ernest Shackleton: Surviving Antarctica
"It's midnight on may fifth nineteen sixteen. Ernest shackleton squats at the helm of james cared trying to balance himself on the rocking boat. They've been at sea for eleven days. He knew the eight hundred mile. Crossing to south georgia. Island would be dangerous. But he's never seen anything as fierce as the drake passage. The winds have been coming at them at one hundred miles an hour. The waves are almost twenty feet tall each swell grabs the boat lifting at higher and higher for the boiling surf into the air. One moment they're surrounded by hills of water the next there on top of the world overlooking an endless seascape of dark grey rollers and white horses. And then they're hurtling back down. Below water crashes over the sides and sends a small crew into a frenzy to bail before the next one hits one way was so violent it ripped the boats anchor. Clear away shackleton marches wars lee struggling with the rudder trying to control the boat through the gusts and the snowfall is only. Compasses dead. Reckoning and the occasional glimpse of a star they both know if they boat off. Course they could miss south georgia entirely. And never be heard of again skipper. Altaic take the rudder. You get some sleep ex-boss maybe i'll lay down for an hour. Shackleton is left alone at the front of the boat. He watches the angry black clouds. Churn across the horizon and suddenly sees a silver light in the sky. Weather's clearing boys. And then he. Here's the familiar hiss. It's not a break in the clouds. It's the foaming crest of a wave. The biggest wave. He's seen in his life and it's heading straightforward.
Who Was Ida B. Wells?
"In today's episode we will be covering the impassioned the influential the inspiring ida b wells ida. B wells was born ida bell wells on july sixteenth eighteen sixty two in holly springs mississippi. Ida was the eldest. Born to james and lizzie wells. Who had seven other children. All were born in slaved as they lived on a plantation in mississippi whom or members of the confederacy during the civil war in the previous episode. We talked a bit about president. Lincoln's revolutionary decision to issue the emancipation proclamation on january. First eighteen sixty three during the civil war ida in her family were officially freed from slavery as they resided in a confederate state before either was one year old immediately following. The war was the pivotal reconstruction period with a divided territories of the union in the confederacy. Determine how they would begin to come back together as a single nation. Ida's parents were dutiful in diligence supporters of african american rights in particular the right to an education. Ida's father james was directly involved in starting in serving on the board of trustees for school for freed african americans that school rushed. College is still a notable inactive university. Today falling under the umbrella of historically black colleges and universities ida would begin her educational career at this school attending in her early teens. Sadly heartbreaking circumstances would find ida early on in life in eighteen seventy eight while visiting her grandmother. I learned harling news. Ida's mother father in her youngest sibling. Just an infant had passed away from yellow fever. Her parents sudden-death turn ida from a teenager with no children into a parent of six suffering from the grief and loss of one's parents. It would be understandable for a child to shy away in resist taking on a role with such incredible responsibility but did ida shy away from her obligation torture family. Absolutely not
Why Doesn't California Build Big Dams Any More?
"Been talking about how most of our water comes from a system of dams and reservoirs set up to capture the states precipitation so one logical solution here is more dams right. Not so fast says jay lund a professor of civil and environmental engineering at uc davis story. I tell people is if you were the first engineer in california and you were going to build the first reservoir where would you put it. You had put it the cheapest place that gives you the most water. Where would you put the reservoir the next best place. We've done this fifteen hundred times. What do we have left. Expensive places that don't give you much water. He says with fifteen hundred dams in the state all the good damn spots are taken heck. Even a lot of the bad spots are taken but that doesn't mean that there aren't smart things we can do with our reservoirs as david romero takes it from here with four big ideas so the first big idea has to do with managing those fifteen hundred reservoirs differently. I learned how lake mendocino along the russian river. That's where i met. Nick mala savage in the middle of the mostly dry lake bed. He helps manage the lake for the us army corps of engineers in two thousand nineteen. The water was about forty feet over our heads. He says lake mendocino could go dry by the end of the summer mar lake levels here at lake. Mendocino are the lowest they've ever been for this time in the year even though this lake is nearly dry it's on the leading edge of science around reservoir management in the past. Water was let out of the reservoir whether or not storms were in the forecast. They wanted to make room for more water. They expected would come but because of climate change. Those storms are becoming less frequent malice. Savage is helping pilot a new approach at lake. Mendocino conserve wait until a major rainstorm is coming and then let water out of the reservoir. It's called forecast informed reservoir operations. We can sit on this water. We can continue to watch the forecast and then you see that big boomer of a storm conham then you can make the decision. Hey the sun's still shining. We need to put water into the river. Generate that airspace for the next storm. And we're good
Why Offices Have Cubicles
"A couple of years ago. I got really interested in cubicles. Probably because i was spending way too much time in mind and those beige fabric covered walls. Were really getting to me. Giving me existential. Angst you know like in the movie office space. We don't have a lot of time on this earth we weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit and little cubicle staring at computer screens all day filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements. I wanted to find out how these little boxes got so popular. How did they take over office. Buildings around the world. And i found this amazing infomerrcial from the nineteen sixties. That touted the benefits of a whole new way to build workspaces. You and i are today. Living and industry's finest hour. An age of hurry. An era of efficiency period of productivity the likes of which the world has never seen and super fast smart effective age era. Millions of people who still working old offices and haven't stopped a realized they still work in old fashioned offices enter action office. The original lofty vision later became the pubic. It was designed by the herman miller company exactly is action often. I'm walking through it right now. It's a far better environment. Today's changing functions an instant flexible office facility the comparative in parallel the surging turbulent business life. It serves your business changing constantly. Your office should change with it. So the cubicle was born as a sleek looking shape shifting office space with hinged walls designed to create either small spaces or to open up wide for group meetings. The new buzz phrase back then was knowledge. Work and cubicles were supposed to facilitate this free flow of ideas and
'The Inventor' Documentary Investigates the Rise and Fall of Theranos
"Week. Marks the beginning of the elizabeth homes trial the case. Us versus homes began on tuesday with jury selection. One of my most favorite documentaries on my all time. Favorite list is the inventor executive produced by academy award winner. Alex gibney who also did enron the smartest guys in the room and hbo's emmy winning going clear scientology in the prison of beliefs this. Hbo documentary investigates the rise and fall of theranos the one time multibillion dollar healthcare company founded by elizabeth homes in twenty four elizabeth holmes dropped out of stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare in twenty fourteen theranos was valued at nine billion dollars making her touted as the next steve jobs. The youngest self made female billionaire in the world but just two years later. Theranos was cited as a massive fraud by the sec and its value is less than zero so if convicted elizabeth holmes faces up to twenty years in prison plus two point seven five million dollars in fines as well as restitution to be paid out to victims drawing on extraordinary access to never before seen footage and testimony from key insiders. The inventor tells a silicon valley tale. That was too good to be true. It examines how this could have happened. And who is responsible while exploring the psychology of deception
Susupect: Neww Podcast Looks at Racial Profiling After Halloween Murder
"Residence of a redman apartment complex. Were throwing a big halloween party with dozens of people in costume mingling drinking and dancing but after the party started to quiet down one of them was murdered in her home. The police spent weeks piecing together. The night with hazy recollections spotty dna evidence and dozens of party photos eventually. They had a suspect. His story kept changing his. Dna was at the crime scene when he finally came in for questioning. The detectives felt like they were breath away from a confession but that didn't happen and so the police decided to focus their attention on another man. A man with a criminal record whose. Dna was also found at the crime scene and he just so happened to be. The only black man at the party suspects starts out as a compelling who done it and then becomes a story about cutting edge forensic science and mislaid justice. It's about race and policing and ultimately the kinds of weighty decisions that cops and prosecutors make every day decisions that once made change lives forever and are almost impossible to
Life Inside a Women's Prison: Life Jolt
"My name is rosemary green and this is life jolt a. It's a podcast about the experience of women in the correctional system. Women like me life jolt prison slang for a life sentence but in a way every jail sentence is a life sentence. It doesn't really end. When you get out i know i've spent five years in a. Us prison for drug trafficking. It haunts me still. But i'm here to tell you that i'm so much more than my crime. We all are in this episode. We're going to focus on the first stage of a woman's journey through the criminal justice system. Let's call it the before times before you've had your day in court before you're convicted or acquitted that period between your arrest and your sentence when you really don't know what's going to happen if you'll be sent to prison or for how long the wait can be excruciating. If you're lucky you'll get bail. And at least she can wait at home. If you're not so lucky you have to wait in jail on remand like i did like diana did. There's alleged about it. Came home drunk. And i thought my husband friend was cheating because she was there and we had argument week before. Like i couldn't understand why she was there. I just i blew up by got mad and they take off. My husband went up the street to a friend's house and she took off. I don't know where she went at. First diana's one of roughly two thousand women in canadian prisons. You want actual detail well. I grabbed his guitar. And i started storming up the street so i went in there and i smashed guitar over him. She's describing the assault that landed her in jail.
Endurance: Surviving Antarctica
"January night. Nineteen o nine. Ernest shackleton groans as he trudges through the hard packed snow now. A bitter headwind cuts through his jacket freezing his breath among his hands. The temperature is minus nineteen degrees pulled by any standards but with the wind chill. It's closer to minus fifty shackleton's feet and ears are covered with blisters and the black char frostbite. He's weakened by hunger and head splitting altitude sickness. He and his crew have trekked over seven hundred miles south across the vast expanse of antarctic snow their goal is to reach beyond engine the known world and be the first humans to ever reach the south pole. An expedition the public had been calling the nimrod after the name of his ship. Their journey has taken almost two and half months still before them an endless white plateau of snow and ice. The poll is out there somewhere. Shackleton has been on this continent once before six years ago. It was his first antarctic expedition under the leadership of captain robert. Scott scott was brooding and temperamental. he ruled by bullying. An absolute authority. Shackleton was the opposite. he was optimistic. Open and warm as conditions grew more difficult on that eight month journey tension was deck when frost by and low rash slowed them to a crawl. Scott yelled keep going you bloody fools but they turn back from the poll. Nearly five hundred miles out by the time shackleton got back to the ship. He was coughing up blood now. He has another shot this time. His leading a four man through and he isn't going to make scott's mistakes. The last month has been slow going. He looks at his men's haggard faces for weeks now. They've had little to eat
Snake Bit, the Original Fear
"The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals. The lord god had made one day he asked woman. Did god really say you must not eat of the fruit from any of the trees in the garden. The lord god asks the woman. What have you done. The serpent deceived me. She replied that's why eight. Then the lord god said to the serpent. Because you have done this you are cursed more than all animals domestic and wild. You'll crawl on your belly groveling in the dust as long as you live. And i will 'cause hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring he will strike your head and you will strike his. He'll this is from the bible in the book of genesis. chapter three. This ancient text is fascinating. It highlights the long standing relationship between mankind and a very particular wild beast one that has become a defining feature of the human experience. I believe the story has significant meaning. It holds within the foundations of the human worldview. And it's ripe with une bendable biological reality humans flip out when they see a snake well at least most of them. Well you know. I didn't really get into woods. Heavy till hours. Like twenty six twenty seven and so. I created a little bucket list of things that i wanted to accomplish. Turkey hundred deer. Hunter bow hunter and i wanted to get involved with a big rattlesnake. You know one way or the other. I just i heard so much battlement i. This is my dad. Gary nuclear in a lifetime of searching for the mythical black panther inside joke from episode one. He's kept his eyes on the ground looking for acres and big rattlesnakes
Route 66, the Mother Road
"From the first days we started working together. And i drove around a lot to gals in one thousand nine hundred seventy two green dotson roaming the tri county area like buzzing todd minus the corvette through santa cruz monterey and san benito counties in california we were doing oral histories and recording. Everybody who moved cowboys and fishermen farmworkers italian grandmothers. This was in the day of cassettes and as we drove around we always talked about how great it would be to document the roads inside roads. We were travelling so people could just pop in a cassette and listen to the people around them as they drove on through. We never quite pulled off that cassette idea on a large scale but when davy moved east for a while we decided to try the idea out on route sixty six. She'd be driving a lot so that was the start. It was the end of the road. It was the last days surf route. Sixty six as we were traveling. I mean just trying to follow it at that. Point was a you know you drive down. Affronted tro that was the old highway. And then it would just bottom out. And there'd be broken asphalt or cactus. So we're trying to get icon of people from each stretch of the road and mickey mantle grew up on route sixty six. He played baseball team. Known as the baxter springs with kids the scout for the yankees with dr along route. Sixty six looking for up and coming ballplayers and manel hits this home. Run across the highway. And that's part of how he was spotted. So we're going. where can we find mickey mantle. We started to kind sniff around joplin missouri. The mickey mantle holiday inn. And someone said. Oh yeah there's a golf tournament going. On and mickey mantle. One of his sons. Were playing so. I just called the golf course. Said ma'am please speak to mr mantle. Suddenly there was mickey mantle on the telephone. We explain the story to him. And what we're doing in route sixty six and agrees to meet us and poor mickey. He could hardly walk by that time has knees. Were just blown out. Sorta bandy leg walks up one flight of stairs gets in the room. He just gives me a look and he just goes hallo. Did you get my phone number.
Tourism Is Back but Businesses Are Overwhelmed With Insufficient Staffing
"Good evening thank you for joining us. The people who were cooped up at home last summer have been ear to go on vacations this year but some businesses which were eager for the crowds are struggling. Now we welcome. Abc's deirdre bolton to nightline with this report on the worker shortage the morning july signing on the heels of a worldwide lockdown millions are flocking to the beach but with all that kant's up demand. There is a downside. Businesses are over wealth. It's been different. I've seen things. I've never thought i would see from my life. We are facing a shortage in every industry talked to any of the businesses in downtown with any of the beach areas during the exact same scenario. You don't have the help. Benjamin gray has called this stretch along the atlantic home his entire life working at the bell in and spine rehoboth beach delaware for the last seven years. Nothing compares to the stress. He sees this summer. we've seen unprecedented occupancy levels. The tourism industry in the past year loan has skyrocketed. What is it. Ben like then for you to meet demands. It's now finding the staff to be able to make vets to make the drinks to check people in to check people out to make sure that we have enough people here to take care of the occupancy levels that we're experiencing