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Groups rush to get Florida farmworkers vaccinated
"Florida foam workers rights groups. Say it's urgent. That former workers be deemed essential and governor rod. The sentences covid nineteen vaccine. Roll up plan the groups but their views in a letter to the governor in january calling for better healthcare for farm workers and asking that all incoming temporary nonimmigrant workers arrive vaccinated or be vaccinated. I in the us. Mariana blanco with the guatemalan. Mayas center. says they also want to see an expansion of covid nineteen testing sites since many are inaccessible to these workers. If the health department would provide us the vaccines and a mobile clinic we'd be able to have volunteers and registered nurses but we already have context of and we'd have all the translators and we'd just go directly to the field and vaccinate the farmworkers lanka says those and opposition assume farm workers won't want to be vaccinated or that doses couldn't be kept cold enough in mobile settings. According to the guatemalan maya center six hundred farmworkers and families regularly tested for covid nineteen one night a week had a thirty percent infection rate on akilah savage
Why Kendall Jenner's tequila is being criticized
"Let's move onto kendall jenner and her tequila. Yes yes that's the man that's the on. Let me see. Let me see if i got this tweet. The tweet basically said that went viral was on a meeting. My laptop jenner's tequila is called eight. One eight directs. So yeah so. The streets said kendall jenner starting to heal brand with zero knowledge of on mexican culture and colony eight when they think is gentrification the eight one eight does not claim calabasas. What about those smaller family owned mexican tequila scholar brands. They deserve the hype. And so now the tweet that went viral. That i did see. So the issue is the fact that she's naming the eight. She's really not funny when she's from calabasas which is like the rich part of the when he was also probably lived in. Encino on again is the rich part of the day when eight valley super super valley. But it's been terrible of our above. There is a little bit different situation financially. Ya but see years you bring up a good point. Let the tweet said. Why don't we give the attention to the mom and pop brands. And that's so true like white. Why don't we warming because we like what we like to think. A companies have done better job making better tequila branding. It better But do i am. I offended as a mexican offended. That kendall is starting to a meal chettle speaking. I'm not offended. You gotta look at it like this to. I'm sure the people producing the la are from cadiz. Go so right. Yeah so that in a way she's generating jobs down in mexico more. Holly i mean it's taken from the mexican heritage but she's also financially given given to the people in a way i mean they're working for but you look at george clooney right. What does he cuss amigos. First of all people love to hate the card ashes number one number two eight one eight probably pissed people off so you know that's the thing that she has some strikes against her and that's what's helping. You would also sucks though. I'll say this. I don't think people were coming at the rock. They coming at george kalonzo weather coming at for brand only female. That's another way that. I i see what you're saying. I see why it within a female though. It's the cardiac. I think more than right leslie. I am dj for them. And i know you're going to play you know you're going to be polite here. But other people love to hate on them right. Oh yeah absolutely. Like they have to really. It's like they're walking on eggshells almost the questions. They just have to be very careful. Which is why i think they should have probably thought of the name a little bit more. You know but then again who's to say like like you said jeff. They grew up in the eight one eight. It wasn't. It wasn't the hoodie way. But it was still the eight one eight personally. I don't have a problem with it. I would have done more research on the name and she could've done like all the sisters together like you know named it. Four sisters done that in spanish lot. Cut akilah yeah. I like that would have been cool. I hope that when she campaigns for this tech you can talk when she campaigns for this tequila. I hope that she incorporates. The real eight one eight campaign you know like like panorama city point did all those cities and so more in san fernando. Panorama city pajama friggin. A north hollywood is where i was born so like i just really really hope that that she she you know incorporates the actual culture the actual mexican culture and eight when he culture in her campaign by the way the keillor's produced by gopher essay are the seven distillery. And how these again. She's providing jobs in a way. And and and i guess taking from us as mexicans culture right but i tequila that grew and kendall at you need some models for your camp pay the cruise show including you. Got the crucial baby girl. We will do sponsorship right here.
News of the World Movie review
"Probably safe to say the discourse on that one has had its moment in the film twitter bubble but we have not had a chance to weigh in yet on the show. So we're going to get to wonder woman nineteen eighty-four a bit later. I though another christmas day released that makes its on-demand debut this weekend. It's news of the world directed by paul greengrass and starring. Tom hanks news of the world is adapted from the two thousand sixteen novel by paulette gyles. Let's hear some of the trailer. Gentlemen my name is captain jefferson kyle kit tonight debris the news from across this great world of ours so they pay you to tell story. I never heard that is the thing a main could do not a rich man. Keep patients that you can see took part. Stop shop talk. You understand. English call says your name. Is joanna liam burger in the took you when they attack your family. Six years prior her mother father and sister over. Well i passed. It is a strange world. Michael when a tom hanks western directed by paul greengrass. Who worked with hangs on captain phillips after directing three of the jason. Bourne films gets lost in the shuffle. But that's pretty much what's happened with news of the world. There's been little talk of it since it did open in theaters. Some theaters on christmas day. It does come to streaming services as we mentioned this weekend set. Shortly after the civil war of the movie stars hanks as jefferson kid. A printer who lost his business in the war and now travels from town to town. Reading newspapers allowed to gathered pain audiences on his journey. He comes across a young german girl. Played by helena's zongol. Who was kidnapped as a baby by akilah tribe and rescued years later by union. Soldiers kid is charged with returning her to her surviving relatives but she'd rather returned to the kiawah the only family she's ever known that's the central narrative. But it's safe to say that's not what's most compelling about news of the world at least right now michael and i were discussing some of the titles for possible review on the show you lean toward news of the world saying this it would feed naturally into talking about how we get our news and what the news has been lately having now seen it. I'm pretty sure. I know what you're getting at but i'd love to have you explain and i'm eager to hear if you think this topicality is to the movies credit or to its detriment. Well you know when you talk about any movie or anything that's worth talking about in the culture yet. You have to respond to the times. You're living in doesn't mean that everything gets bent toward particular historical malay. Were in right now. I mean it's it's it's just sort of stunning. How distracting everything in the world in our country least is is crowding out so much of our head space for anything else and it's I think i think what's going on in news of the world at least As greengrass co wrote and directed it is you. Have you have a film. that's speaking i think. Directly although not too bluntly a to certain strains in the american spirit and the american sort of rugged individualism western ethos have a guy like Tom hanks character. Kid who's a civil war veteran The film takes place right around. The same time is john. Ford's the searchers it's It's texas in eighteen seventy. The searches was two years earlier. And you have a very similar plot line right you have essentially if you want to boil it down to the utter simplicity. Have you have an anglo older white male who wants to you. Know who ends up Rescuing and saving i guess with quotes around it A young girl from the clutches or the life. she's known a living amongst the native american tribes comanche searchers. And the kiawah here in this story
Moderna to seek FDA emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccine
"We're hurtling toward. What may well be a horrible and deadly holiday season as cova cases numbers and hospitalizations. Continue to reach alarming highs over ninety thousand. People are currently hospitalized in the us according to the cova tracking project that's compared to the previous high of about sixty thousand in the spring and summer. So more by half just terrifying. We're also moving quickly towards something that looks like hope to vaccines yesterday. Dern submitted its vaccine for fda authorization aaron. What's the latest on that. Well akilah thanks to the incredible work of scientists and researchers. We've now got to vaccines that. Could start to be distributed to americans within days or weeks maderna's mentioned and pfizer which submitted a couple of weeks ago. As soon as the fda reviews and approves either one for emergency use people can start lining up to get poked. Yeah i am also in line to get poked but as you've been talking about on the show with this first round vaccines were not going to have enough for everybody all at once and we don't have one official plan for who gets to be at the front of the line. That's why the cdc's advisory committee on immunization practices or ac ip is having an emergency meeting today hammer out some guidelines for states on who gets there. Kobe shot i. Yeah so what do we know about their thinking. Well much to the chagrin of the kardashians in everybody who would love to feel just a little more normal by having a massless dance party on a private island. The vaccine will not be distributed based on how many instagram followers. You have or even whether your father invented the toaster strudel I'm really bummed. I that's my dad. I know. I know grudging wieners. The has already decided that the first people in line should be healthcare workers and people who live in long term care facilities like nursing homes according to dr kathleen dueling medical officer at the cdc staff and residents at these facilities have accounted for almost forty percent of all deaths from covid nineteen even though there are less than one percent of the total us population if you add healthcare workers and people who live and work at long term care facilities. That's about twenty four million people even with fda approval and firing on all cylinders. There will only be about forty million vaccine doses available by the end of this godforsaken year and both cohen. Vaccines require two shots. Which means that those forty million doses will be barely enough to meet the needs of the very neediest in this group. Yeah and then. It starts to get a little bit trickier when you get into the other. Essential workers and people with high risk medical conditions. Or you know older people right. So according to the cdc there about eighty seven million essential workers one hundred million high risk adults and fifty three million people sixty five years of age or older. And of course there's some overlap between these categories. These are the people that would be prioritized next but as you can see there are a lot of them if all goes well you could see fifty million more doses ready to go in january another sixty million in february or march doing math divided by to carry the one that means about seventy five million people could be vaccinated against covid nineteen by the end of the first quarter of twenty twenty one which means the more people who are at an elevated risk from covid. Then there will be vaccines and there will not be enough vaccines to reach herd immunity at first and it's going to be a while before we get there and so this is just guidance. According to current lame duck secretary of health and human services. Alex as our love connick guy. Lame duck state governments will ultimately determine how the vaccine will be distributed. But who knows if that assertion will hold after biden takes office on january twentieth knows. Well it's a little bit of an elephant in the room. Here you know. America has a long history of ignoring the needs of and in some cases actively hurting the health of marginalized groups like indigenous americans living on reservations. Black people hello Non native english speakers people experiencing homelessness and the mentally ill among other groups. So how can we be sure that the cova vaccine will just pass them over. That's a really important question akilah. I'm sure there are already rich and powerful people trying to figure out how to skip the line. There's nothing more american than that but the acp seems determined to make sure americans have faith in the fairness of this process. All of their meetings are live streamed. So if you're looking for something to do today you can go ahead and livestream. The meeting in all the votes are public. The fda has also having meetings on vaccines on december tenth and seventeenth. This whole process depends on the public trusting the vaccine enough to let somebody shoot two doses of it into their arms and it seems like so far at least the folks in charge are taking that responsibility seriously and all this is happening with derna advisor will still be gathering more data and monitoring for adverse effects as the first groups of people get vaccinated and then the companies will have to go through the normal. Fda approval process as well. This first round of approval is a fast track process. So getting back to normal isn't site kind of if you squint. It's not that far. It's right there it's kind of kind of. Let's put it this way between now and when everybody who needs to be vaccinated is vaccinated. 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What was said in the Trump-Biden debate last night?
"Let's talk about what went down last night. Akilah quick first impression here. All right. So I was prepared for this debate to be just as annoying as the first one and generally speaking I don't think it was it was quieter and less interrupt. The mute button function was good for the majority of the first answers to the moderator's questions. By the end although senseless non sequiturs started creeping back in also say that the moderator last night Kristen Welker was way better like so far ahead of Chris Wallace several weeks ago you know she kept the candidates on topic she forged ahead with better more relevant questions whenever trump threatened to devolve into conspiracy theories and generally speaking she seemed comfortable being there. So that was the VIBE. But Gideon, let's talk about what trump did last night how would you describe what he had to say? Yeah I definitely agree that it was more toned-down but on the substance I, think trump still acts enlarge part like he's running into. Kept, trying to cast his opponent as a career politician and one who was corrupt he brought up that hunter suffer example, but it didn't quite and it was a little bit hard to follow, and that strategy allows him to evade questions about his own term as well as his vision for the future he failed for instance, offer coherent message on the biggest crisis of his presidency covert nineteen and he at times tried to make the Democratic ticket seem more to the left than it is trump. Seems to always have Bernie Sanders on the brain and several times. He came back to the same point about Biden being a longtime politician who hasn't gotten anything done. But there was at least one specific moment where the strategy failed and he pretty remarkable way by turn to the camera and said, the debate should be about the families of people watching and not what the two candidates were talking about and trump kind of fell into a trap with a terrible answer. Here's a clip of that. This isn't about there's a reason why he's. been up all this Malarkey. There's a reason for he doesn't WanNa talk about the the the substantive issues it's not about his family and my family it's about your family and your family's hurting badly if you're making less than if you're a middle class family, you're getting hurt badly right now you're sitting at the kitchen table this morning to decide what we can't get new tires their ball because we have. To wait another month or so or are we going to be able to pay the mortgage who's going to tell her? She can't go back to to community college there the decision making in the middle class families like I grew up in. Scranton claim they're in trouble we should be talking about your families but that's a last thing he wants to talk about I wanted to say I wanted to tell. Me What is it? Ten seconds Mr President go political stupid. Let's get off this China thing and then he looks the family around the table everything just a typical politician I see that's. Difficult politician. That's why I got elected that. Let's get off the subject of China let's talk around sitting around the table. Right come on Joe you. Okay. So if we're following the logic here, trump is coming off as saying I'm not a typical politician I don't care about your family. Almost. Literally, what he's getting at that moment along with one word trump backed away from raising the federal minimum wage were really out of sync with what's going on in the country among working families. So a Gila, what did you make of trump last night? So I mean personally, I'm not giving US seventy four year old man props for not screaming like an infant during a debate like he's been here long enough he I don't know how to act by now. But in terms of the content of his answers, there wasn't really much worth talking about like. You said trump didn't really WANNA talk about his record at all at one point. He did say that he takes responsibility for covert but then he immediately pivoted to the same old static about how everything is China's fault and other points he blamed. Democratic. Governors and criticized overall continued to downplay the virus saying that schools and businesses should fully reopen but he revealed no plan to deal with the spikes and infections. In fact, he claim that there is a vaccine that's ready and we'll be deployed in a few weeks wad squad we know
"akilah" Discussed on Glowing Up
"It's classic literature like it's about a guy who like like literally at one point I think he loses an arm. I'm like. Is that what Farewell Arts? You've gotta be kidding. This is to we'll. Be Back there Miss Ernest Hemingway. Which is the book where like the character like is missing his deck from war? I feel like that must be well to arms. Is it for arms? There's one it could be the man in the whatever it is. I want to be that whatever well. He's not in it, but it's the one from HBO About Him and Gal Horn, or whatever they also have a shitty relationship. Lots of stuff. Lots of war torn dude. I'm snoozing at these old male honors. So, she would get bored when her husband was writing and she hates. She detested that he worked at all and would always constantly interrupt him when he was working, and he hated that she was like dissatisfied, addicted to sleeping pills. Like hates all his friends and this I love. She tried to get back into ballet at twenty-seven. She's like okay. have nothing going on like I had some promises Valerie now I'm just going to get back into it. Her husband was like is a waste of time. Don't do which is like I don't give a shit. Fuck you. She worked eight hours a day on her ballet. She got really good. She even got like admitted to some cool dance. Lycee or something and she said no I. Don't get why she's like I. Don't sell out I WANNA do this. On my own damn. Sad she was dissatisfied, but you had so many skills, and then she and then pretty much for the rest of her life, she was in and out of sanitariums, diagnosis, a schizophrenic move from hospital hospital in Europe. She spent the rest of her life and I quote in various stages of mental distress. And became violent and reclusive, ultimately dying in a sanitarium fire. What so? She? Just happened. What does she was on? Fire. I'll tell you. She was waiting for electroshock therapy like in a waiting room the highest. Kit. As I do I have to hop off i. mean you know I gotta be? Kitchen fire started. It spread rapidly through the sanitarium when she was one of nine women that died. That's horrible. Someone got shocked to be on fire, and then everyone died and that subsequent fire. It's just a shame life. It's it's female. Creativity stifled by a toxic husband. I'm afraid that that's what's going to happen to me like it hasn't been in relationships with like men who like I mean. This was before I had anything. So I'm like maybe I have a sense of self now, but it's just like. I would be like so interested in making youtube videos or like. Like writing something and they'd be like. That's stupid to spend time with me. And then I was like okay. Nothing's going to happen for me. And then I finally like get dumped by them of course, and then their life goes nowhere like completely like stagnated at age twenty three and I'm like Oh, it with all of the time at my fingertips I was able to everything. Like wire minute, Hindrance Keila Let. This be a lesson to all the women listening yeah! If you're man is working distractive until he pays attention to. You just wasted time, don't. Waste his damn. Don't ever let your grumpy et husband and his lame friends. Distract you from your dreams. Go be a ballerina. Goby, a ballerina to go to your paintings make bad youtube video on your own time. I think there's a lady Gaga quote from back in the day. That applies here. That's like. Don't give up on your dreams like your dreams. Are never going to wake up one day until you. They don't love you anymore. Like focus on those dreams you know Gaga did it. We can do it, too exactly on that note guys. This is been. One of the beautiful recordings life. Every time like I feel like every time we talk in. It is not often. It is like a soul cleansing experience. I feel renewed. I feel like tonight. I'm GonNa play the best animal crossing of my life after talking to us. Like. I'm across these animal. mission. Yes turnips today. Roll up to Elijah Woods island or whatever be like. Yes, exactly a White House, and what are you settling your? Four. What's the? What's the good price today? What are we get and it'd be like? Maybe know you what, but you'll think about having CYBERSEX. Broke my controller broken through into the ocean. fucking this game, just saying I did I not open your mind. I mean I definitely feel closer to that black. Mirror episode, but I don't think it's happening yet. I will breach the barrier. Akilah..
"akilah" Discussed on Glowing Up
"I really should ashamed to say that like the closest I came to. Cooking put Chili on a baked potato like it's really. Really Really, Dr I will say I, was so into cooking the first like two months, and now I just can't even find them I. Don't know who I was. What I was thinking I'm like. Take out all the way again. I get it I don't I I. Get it yeah. ORDERING WILL I. Don't know there's like a there's lots of bowls in Los Angeles so as a new Angelina I've had a bunch of different kinds of bulls. I've had like a rice. Girl Yeah I'm like everything that comes, we'll just like. Tell me what ethnicity this bowl supposed to taste. Always, let me. The Greek bowl the. The tai-bo I'm getting bowls. When the bull comes out, unhinged jar like a snake. And just try to create a clear path between the bull and my mouth, if I can get it at a downward angle gravity, and just the ball is want to go straight. Yeah I just WANNA. House most the bowl into me like comes. Smoking. The bull it so not to get into to. A place, but it's very johnette grade. There's a bowl and like the female brain where it's like it's it's. It's very bionic. Meaning vaginal as opposed to. And, it's something about it. It's like from us to dust from bowl to women. It's nice like the ball was created as female food vehicle. I can't explain it, but there's something very generate a ball and a woman. They go together. I'm realizing like I don't ever need to have plates again. Like when I give food I'm like I run out of bowls like the only reason I'm doing something dishes like I got forks and spoons for days, but these plates are just lasting in the bowls are not so. Both foods are the way they should just sell more bowls. Recently bought this year. Which is like change? The game is I bought. Like bold bowls. Think with Google me out. Because you have your bowls. It's like for cereal for pursue, but I bought like the wider, but still yes, tall ole, and it's like made for you. Know a rice bowl and it so it has made my life so much more gourmet. Seeming I got like five dollars a crane barrel. So dame changer it really does like elevate. Anything that you order? To have like decent foods like just bowl I, mean both. Me Says. It's kind of like a like A. Common like how yes? All the whole lab Martin Short for something right? It's like even the Bulls. Agree that like that's A. that's a real battle. That's the bowl that's put in the work. You can't flack that Bowl Bowl deserves to be here if any bold. Well my favorite thing is when I make a big fat fucking salad, which is a goto quarantine with mine. I bring out the mixing bowl I make those salads and I'm solo going to town on like a mixing bowl full of Salad Depraved, it's very honestly the first time I went to a salad place that like where they chop it in front of you and stuff like so I guess twenty twelve, I don't know something like that. I remember being like that's a big as bowl like that seems like a lot of food, and then it eventually squish down into the plastic bowl. You know and I'm like. Oh, like I can eat a giant bowl I want. It gave me or yes, you could do anything like it felt weird not to finish a giant bowl. No No, no no I could put back easily a trough, a trough full of Sal. Is like a two hour endeavor, but you can finish it. You get there easily, you guys. Okay. ACCUA kid we we. Do Segment sometimes on this show..
"akilah" Discussed on Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown
"Think it's so funny because by instinct is like no no. I don't like Lois not at all not at all. I also I kinda wanted her to weigh in on this cat fight happening around her after all the bill. Why have on that read? If you didn't come to fruition put it on her designs your why would I o guys Akilah Green? You're the best. You're not a vander pump fans so we're going to let you go by. We discuss this mess L. DUMPING. Oh before before I go. I'm not ended from him. But I wanNA come on here. May Be known best. Start Watching Maria's onto I. I said last time it one of the best of all the Free. Don't bother with La. But just why? Whenever I see the on an airplane I was. I was enthralled. Unlike with you know who but I we know Dr Jonky from her tyrod we have. Contact is oh. She's doing double Doodad delivering candies babies. Dr Jonky Young I just feel like final plea but you guys thank you and I appreciate that. There's so much we need to watch but this is the time for me for marriage like this is the time that all the time to go back. Go back to the dentist and get it all. Thank you for being here as camp emailing us and texting I will I will. And where can we find you on living in this world living on lung literally allowed out loud online just Tweeden Tweeden elect that's all What how can we? How can everyone follow you at Akilah grain? That's A. K. I L. A. H. G. R. E. N. You're the best mass..
"akilah" Discussed on Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown
"Stay at home mom who was like. Tell me what she's doing. And she's like I just ordered a big bottle fireball and I was like what happened is fireball back like what happened. She said she saw that. And bring it on real housewives and I was like. Is this a paid sponsorship? Like I needed. I don't think that's I think anyone's doing house making sense. But I appreciate your fireball. Like I needed. She got like a massive. And I'm really happy about that. We we need what we need right now and it nothing in her. Just firebaugh. Is I know all these rules. Right now. On a pair. I just bought a pair of maternity over and I'm outgrown. We're all doing. No my my panic. Purchase was a Dutch attach. Often say okay. I didn't concerns skillet crazy I went. I use my cast iron all the time. I stand by listen. Dutch oven gives us daily. So decrees easiest. I'm like panicking away. Where like where I I keep eating. I get so excited when I'm going to see people because I haven't been booming with a lot of people and I just at home with my girlfriend and you Daniel. I didn't tell you this we were talking about this book. We read which is like so I guess but it was fun and I was so excited to see friends and like actually. We're having a good time that I had way too much wine but I hadn't eaten that much that day wasn't trying to it was just like I'm running with my kids all day. I threw up multiple times. Yeah it's shocking. What's next I don't know.
"akilah" Discussed on Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown
"When she closed it but not whole he had to see some grow lake. We still had to like see images moving the background and just her breasts for while when how was it. It's all part of the show. I love it I really asked. And then when she came back she said simply. I had to go to the bathroom and take out my Tampa. Amazing Amazing I love nanny. Like I don't know I'm seeing online. People are saying like Oh John think she's bringing in anymore. I disagree. What do you think Akilah confession is that I stopped watching Atlanta while ago and I would only watch the reunions because it got a little too sad to me like everybody was losing to house and a husband and it was just like it. Got Real So then I would just watching the reason that I stopped watching those because many is a little too main for me like just it's unravel when she just repeat stuff back like you're bipolar. You're ugly and it's just like it. It unnerves me look. I'm questioning. Why I like that. I'm looking inward and it doesn't feel good. I turned on me this season. I did you know and I was turning back around on her because she started to make more friendships towards the end of the season but it was tough to watch her to hang your hat on a housewife. Who nobody likes. Nobody wants to hang out with what sure what. What's your take on whether Esau the clips of how? She went one by one in like regained her friendship. Each of their wives did was add. Sincere did you. But did you guys buy that sincere? I think it was with Porsche. I felt like it was with Porsche and a bit with Cynthia. It seems like she had some kind of type of falling out or something on between them because they had kind of made up. I think she endorsed. You have a genuine friendship like a big sister little. Yeah and does heal me. Smallest thing won't tip it the second. Yeah innocent of anything goes with French but I do feel. It wasn't a real reunion. There was real but we can't say I'm sorry and so that so now you're innocent. It's trump like it is generating..
"akilah" Discussed on Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown
"Would love to talk to you a little bit about your quarantine because I only sort of we've been emailing back and forth so I've got some really funny. How takes that? I'm GonNa read soon. I've also been doing you from social media and living out loud their turn your little bit about. It's nowhere else to live by. Is the only place we can live the only place we can live or die. Yeah listen. I'm corn sitting alone in a one bedroom apartment in West Hollywood? So it's as glamorous as it sounds Yeah just you know. We're on month to are GONNA laugh. I Cook and I sit on my couch and I'm fattening up like a little veal so that that's the situation here. A friend of mine got on this scale a couple of days ago and report back her eleven pound weight gain and I was like. Why would you get on the scale? Who told you to do that? Why would you get just like? I don't know we'll never know and we have no way of knowing. I'm because I'm not wearing real close so who is going to go check. Check me boom when under wedge to raise jobbers are finally hits the market? I don't know if anybody's been tracking this but I certainly have have certainly have you hit the market and we will be getting those. Don't you're awake all this time or drivers have been pending pending pending for years? What better time to bring out a joggers line then? Now it's almost like Sharia was I don't know ahead of the whole. The head of the curve. It was hard of business. Plan is hard. It's a hard free put with her. I'm GONNA ride that. Lock it to us right. Listen I hope she takes off and I hope he you know shoves in our faces. I do to look. I want nothing but her success and same with you know new Morgan's new Kashmir jogger and Leah's Jogger Company No. We got a lot of joggers a lot of open to anyone who would like to send me up hair. Because that's all I'm saying right now. I same haven't met up your hands with tie that I exactly I wanNA give everybody some highlights of Culas just some of the best dove of Akilah has been writing me. Oh my goodness you know. It's funny I. I figured you would read those that. I didn't go back and reread them in advance. Because I didn't want I wanted to be confronted. A fresh we with the commentary that I've been sitting you because like I watched the fronted of real housewives has really just been like a shining bright light during corentin and when I watched it a like alone and I need somebody to share this with immediately and so I soon Daniel take. I'm so every episode. You think about me and I will now I will. I would love it and I just like to say that when when this Pandy as Senate it will Hopefully still always end the hotcakes. Because you crack me up but I just wanted to do some highlights these I will also be confronted afresh. Okay you said just watch. The Real House premier we. It seems like a cool chick. She's giving me l. a. In Jersey. But it somehow from Chelsea war importantly Dorando with a monster. She came in hot and she's already warned me out. I hope I can handle during the talking. Like a mob wife all season without Bethany there to check as standby combat. Okay yeah she's running amok. This is that I just. Nobody like Ramona's plan this season Wayne. Sober is like what's happening. Somebody coming here and just get these women in us. With a wrecking ball. Put them in their place young. Here's another good one okay. I won't let Kyle held a fashion show with no knowledge of her own fashions or how to put on a fashion show and she has zero humility about it then again. It's Dr Phil and Dr Osborne. Who's GonNa Fox News today and gave medical advice?.
"akilah" Discussed on Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown
"I live for God. Bless them but I always feel like when they do. They are masturbating in the background. I was GONNA say they're juicing just just using away even in the voice for like like. It's just yes yes they are older or like. I just parents no detail to gory. Detail to be breathing and your did you hear cancer so often law and it's like an. It's so awful is putting I steal. And it's not. They love this friend of this person or this. Gulf mate but at the same time my dad will tell things about things that have happened in our town and he'll have the information all wrong so he'll be like your fourth grade teacher dead and you're like you know. I'm like oh Mr Murphy you know. And then he's like sorry about that he's like it was Fletcher's soccer coach warlike. What's like it's completely wrong? And not died of gunshot wound or just the wildly wrong information. He's like my bad again. He's like they're actually completely fine and healthy. A lot of wrong information on top of dizzying lie. Parents also do is saying where they won't tell me something or they used to it when I was little and then like five years. After the terrible event happens they'll be like Oh. Yeah they di. They had an aneurysm. We didn't want to tell you back then but they are long gone one. What my Father Never? There's nothing that's been kept from me. Shelter he never had the thought. Let me like he was honest. My daughter Hala say so. Have honesty okay so this just email just went out and it said the story of the Perm as requested. I'll change the name the story of the permit as requested by Sally Jorgensen Okay. I don't know okay. I'd always had so then. He just sends this email but I eyes is. It seems it's an essay. I'd always had long hair from college on. It was a rebellion from days at Marlborough Grade School. When mom and dad thought they could become millionaires by cutting my hair. Don't know what that means. Dad's no segue. My Dad's nickname was pink because of his complexion. I can still hear my mom's screaming. Dad would cut my hair and give me a big gouge. She would yelp Hank and his response was always the same Louise I'll just even it out. Well there is a reason. Barbers need to be licensed by the State. Because Dad would even it out by cutting my whole head is short as is the mistakes. He made the shorter. My hair would get hated how I looked million exclamation points so I vowed to let it grow from college on. Oh I got haircuts. But I went to the fancy women's hair salons never barber and then Kathy died and I was untethered a ship adrift in the Wide Ocean of life. Wow One day Kinda like in the movie daddy o plug. I looked at behavior and I looked at the hair on Andrew Jackson's head. Adorning the twenty dollar bill. It look gorgeous half crazed and over caffeinated. I'm sure I went into the salon gathered the owner and head. Barbara's around me Barbara's and held up the twenty did a dollar bill and said make me look like this. I mean this was the greatest most exciting challenge that had ever been given that salon. Four of them surrounded me for an hour or more. They were calling. I recall they would come around and peek at the curlers as permanent took hold and then giggle raid about then as my hair was curling. I had one of them take the picture that appears at the end of the movie. I had a perm memorable.
Chad H. discusses his journey with alcoholism in the family and AA
"For me You know like a lot of people you know Agassi could start with my sort of family history. Or you know it's all over my family. you've not had a you know grandfather die from it and its forties Cousins both my parents are alcoholics. In so you know for me personally. I believe that's genetic thing in my brain and and I I got you know but grew up in a fairly normal home may mean the one thing about both my parents. Being alcoholics is that They were actually. They were sober and they were going to meetings so I knew about a pretty young. You know I I'd go to the meetings once in a while with them and I when I was a young kid I didn't really understand it. I just knew that we'd go to the smoke filled rooms and eat sugar sugarcubes in the back of the room. But I didn't really know what it was but you know as far as grown up in the household. I mean no no. It's nothing crazy. I mean we always had what we needed. You know. We're kind of a lower middle income family but everything was good sell felt loved felt. You know nothing crazy One thing I was always kind of nervous kind of a worrier type kid high anxiety. I guess you could say coupled along the line to with a perfectionist. You know I was always one of those kids that you know. I wasn't the best or the first right away. I would be a screw it you know. I don't want nothing to do with it but again nothing. Nothing crazy in the household but You know when I was seventeen years old which can be of late for some people but I got drunk for the first time you know up to that point. I hadn't really had the opportunities to to drink alcohol or be around it And I remember I remember it like it was yesterday because it had such a profound effect on the When I was new a there used to be a gentleman that I always I kinda stole it from but he always used to talk about You know the first time that he had you know he loves love. Everone pizza but he couldn't remember a good point. Yeah we love chocolate ice cream. You know all these types of things but I can tell you almost. Yeah it's crazy right because it is such a profound effect you know so I remember. I was at a lake cabin with a couple of guys in Minnesota and we were drinking Bush light pounders big talk sixteen ounce cans and whiskey and I remember when I got enough in me to achieve that affect. I remember thinking. Wow this I like this. This is good you know and I needed to develop that phenomenon of craving right off the bat you know I'd never drank a and it was like that first time I couldn't get drunken. I mean I was doing shots at Akilah. I mean that just instantly the physical part just took over right off the bat blackout had probably the worst hangover had. But I love that. You know I'm more of a binge drinker you know I. I did that for the next five years. You know. I'm not a guy that could drink every day Get really hammered. Often run in. Maybe sober a couple of days on it once. I flipped that switch. You know I was gone you know and I never meant to do it. You know it was never like I'm GonNa go out and get drunk. It's like let's go have a couple of beers and just that certain point you know So I did that for age. Seventeen to twenty two now. I mentioned before that I was around a so I knew a little bit about it and I don't really know what happened like I'm one of those people that I didn't have any real external consequences. I didn't get in trouble nine. Everyone to drunk a lot. I got lucky I was in a smaller town. Fifty thousand people. So you know it wasn't like I was getting on ways going seventy miles an hour so but I would say the last couple of times. Well maybe the last few months I was drinking I knew there was off. I just knew I'm like I didn't drink like other people And I think that's probably where I'll calix drink with other alcoholics. Who the heck wants to be around some guy that you know going home at nine after three you know. I didn't relate to guys like that but maybe the second to last time I drank promise myself was gonna try not to drive anymore And I ended up driving in a blackout in. It was just kind of a combination that you know what I need to look at this. There's a problem here and I think it also helped that I was around some eight members. My Dad was a member I would go. He had a little store in my hometown. And see him in there. These guys in there hanging out and I knew they weren't drinkers you now and they were to smile in and they had this little gleam and they go through in Chad. Know that that kind of thing you know when you're still drinking like a you know that guy you know but I respect it and I don't know I just said you know what I probably need to go. There was this Tuesday night meeting that I knew about. I probably should go to that. I'm like I. I'm drinking way too much and I don't I don't have an answer. Why that is Surrenders a funny thing you know I just something clicked for me. I can't explain it in like from the moment. I made that decision that I needed to be at that meeting. It was removed from like. I didn't really think about it after that. You know and I don't know if that was a combination of that. I was still pretty young. I hadn't drank like for twenty years but it wasn't that big a deal for me. You know I I went in. I need to be here. I accepted that particular meeting of come to find out now is pretty unique. And I've been to a lot of meeting sense They kept it very simple. You know the format and it's still the same today. The format was what we used to be like. What happened what we like now. There wasn't a topic they would just call on members of the group that would come up and share And their whole idea was that it wasn't about it was more about. They would do that. So that would the new guy would come in and hopefully relate and then they could say man. I'm struggling to. What did you guys do and hopefully bring them along the path It wasn't about necessarily the new person needed to share its author. Chaz it was. Hey they're struggling. Here's what we do. So they basically said get home group that meets at the same time in place. Be At that meeting every week. It a sponsor and use that sponsor and don't drink and as far as the sponsorship thing I mean they weren't like this diehard you know you better call your sponsor every five minutes. I mean there'd be jokes awhile you know. Did you ask your sponsor about that? But it wasn't like a real hardcore and then as far as God and stuff I mean people talk about God and mentioned God fair and stuff but at that point I never really had a big thing about God. I wasn't anti-god but it was kind of like I kind of instinctively. I guess my thought on God. If there was a god was he didn't know the difference between me and a troop. You know. It's just kind of this this thing right and it's just kind of there and so I never was judging me Blah Blah Blah So I went to this meeting For seven years or six years I apologize and I was there every week. You know and and I didn't I never heard about ninety and ninety and some of these other things. I didn't even know what they were. I just do that. Can made a decision Drink anymore and I just accepted
"akilah" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad
"Not. You're well aware. These aren't practical professions to pursue. Even though you've never been sure what you WanNa do with your life. You're not really in any hurry so he tried college for a semester. But it's not for you over the next year you struggle to find direction your scattered not focused. You can't concentrate. You have to get out of the funk you've been living in and figure out what to do with the rest of your life you take a slew of odd jobs house painter. We stir shocker bartender. You pass the time with dumb jokes. What did the bartender asked Charles Dickens? When he ordered a Martini Oliver. Twist take more jobs. Salesclerk waiter paralegal what lawyers wear to court lawsuits. Apparently lawyers don't appreciate your humor under the next. You give each job your all your diligent punctual always with a smile. Always ready for a challenge. You try door to door. Vacuum cleaner salesman turns out bad. The company wants you to push the top of the line vacuum cleaner which costs about one hundred dollars more than the regular one but other than a light on the front. They're pretty much identical. What the hell do I need? A light on my vacuum cleaner for That's so you can vacuum at nights and not wake up the family by turning on the lights the woman smiles and buys the expensive model. She has a better sense of humor than the lawyers. Or She's gullible doesn't matter you made. The sale after selling vacuums gets boring. You land a job as an employment counsellor after all. Who would know more about finding a job than you? You've had fourteen of them since high school. Employment counsellor lasts two and a half months record for you. If anyone's counting your brother's been drifting from job to job to it's hard to survive on just band gigs alone. He tries writing. He's pretty good at comedy writing. You've always looked up to your big brother and copied him as a kid. And your pretty funny. You think you try your hand at writing to. You're not bad at it and you enjoy it. Maybe a writing will get you noticed. Talked ABOUT FAMOUS. Even being famous would be fun. Maybe someday you can be a movie star. You'll consider that stuff later some day. Maybe if the writing doesn't pan out you start to read your writing out loud coffee houses. Procrastination isn't the problem. It's the solution so procrastinates now. Don't turn off the crowds like you. You're relatable and you enjoy the attention having fun and your writings getting better. I read somewhere where you only use ten percent of our brains. Imagine how much we could accomplish it. We use the other sixty percent U M C events. Start making a name for yourself around town. You're not making much money but you feel like you're onto something. Maybe it'll become famous after all you pour your energy into writing making it. Big as a well known writer would make you happy. They must people seem so happy. They're always smiling right years of eating ramen noodles and shopping at goodwill help you survive on writers income but eventually it pays off by the time you were thirty eight. You've become pretty successful. You buy a nice house a fancy car and then you land a dream project your project a once in a lifetime. Geic want to know who you are. Here are three clues. You were born in Louisiana. You're known for always being on time. And you've won the Presidential Medal of freedom to hear the rest of this episode of imagined. Life the advocate and to find out who you are subscribed to imagine life from laundry on Apple podcasts. Wherever you're listening to this or find the link in the episodes..
"akilah" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad
"It not GONNA do that so. I think I'm here but it has also like just personally on a much smaller inconvenience sort of way. Been Rolling around my own mind have like. Oh this could have been done separately. This was just a choice and I do think that this is going to change the way we do. Work in business and education and our civic duties like voting. Everything is affected because we've realized that we didn't even have a plan. There was no contingency plan for anything like this happening and what we're realizing is like. Yeah anything could happen. That would require people to vote by mail. Anything could happen. That would require someone who can no longer get to the office for whatever reason to need a strong connection and software that you know isn't breaking the Bank to talk to people and so truly do believe that this is going to be one of the hardest lessons. Humanity has learned definitely in the twenty first century but it will also change the way we do business forever like. I think that like the economy. Coming back we'll far more likely be invested in technology. That accounts for our mess up then the things that are going out of business that are you know maybe more frivolous like. Maybe we don't all need a GOPRO. Maybe what we need is like the Internet to work in Rural Areas. So kids can still learn stuff whether or not in the classroom. Like it's just it's it's wild to me that there have been people sounding the bell on this forever and they've been made to seem like they're whining or complaining or asking for something extra when the reality is we've always needed it and here's a great example of a time. We need it. We didn't have it. Yeah and has benefits for. Everybody has benefits if you are raising children at home. It has benefits that if you are disabled and you WanNa go to college and you want to do. Your degree has benefits that if you get sick and has benefits for the world if you are a migrant and want to study in a safe space or if English isn't your first language that all of us on translation tools are available to you but I just hope that those who historically and continue to have power who have had to fluctuate and swivel in their thinking in their way of working. Continue to do so that we don't allow the return of the way in which we were. In this case I guarantee Akilah. It has been such a joy and a real privilege genuinely speaking with you and I hope that the next time I'm in Los Angeles I can convince you to meet me not to go rollerblading because let's not go wild here. I won't be doing that. Maybe we can do coffee in your new home when it finally becomes home. Yes I would love that and thank you again for having me. It has just been a breath of fresh air to speak to someone so active in all of this and so open and understanding to just all the shit that's going on it is wonderful to speak with you. Thanks again. I loved speaking to a it was just such a thought provoking conversation and in this. Pandemic you tease. You're on the boundary of feeling powerless wanting to be productive wanting to mind yourself. And those who are vulnerable around you and it's just this metaphor hurricane of destruction your own self in in your own head and Achilles tools to do better not in a way to perform to the world for yourself was just genuinely incredible. Next week I'm talking to Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute Lonnie Bunch Houston brilliant work to increase visibility in museums around the US especially in his role as director of the National Museum of African American history and culture. He is one of my favorite people on the planet and I love his view on the importance of museums to diverse stories even in the digital age or are now much more comfortable receiving digital content at all ages. So what does that mean for these institutions? I believe very strongly that museums will never be what they need unless a diverse array of people not only go but on feel that they are that. This is off as you rarely recall. I often the african-american Museum. My last comments welcome. Because that's what I want. People think about cultural institutions. I want him to be your second. All this week's person you should know is again not just one individual of one of the things that I have been most moved by are the people who are moving country. Maybe coming home from Australia. I'm returning to Ireland to sign on and be part of the health service again using their qualifications for the betterment of the country even our own prime minister here in Orland. His background is as a doctor and he signed up again to the Medical Council. Volunteers time and answer phones. I friends who've come home from Canada abandoned their jobs in another country and are stepping up to the mark. And I don't think it has to be in the roles of a teacher or a doctor but I am so admiring and grateful to the people who are stepping outside of themselves and doing more abandoning whatever dream that they had for themselves putting it on hold in this time to ensure that they can cater to others as me with. Sinead is a lemonade media original and executive produced by Jessica Kramer Assistant produced by Claire Jones. An edited by Ivan Cure. F- music is by Jerome Rankin. Our sales and distribution partners Westwood one. If you've liked what you've heard don't be shy. Tell your friends or listening. 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"akilah" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad
"On this week's episode of as me with Sinead. I have the great privilege of talking to somebody kind of on the other side of the world. I'm at home in Ireland. We're in the middle of DEMOC as I imagine you are too. It's touched all of the corners of the world. And I talking to somebody who I have admired what feels like since time immemorial but really for a very long period they are a writer and a podcast and somebody who uses comedy to disarm the world and educate them simultaneously in a way that I can only learn from deign to be like this week's guest of as was tonight is the extraordinary credible Akilah Hughes. Akilah thank you so much for being part of the show. Thank you so much. Wow that is the biggest compliment and honestly it feels weird to take any like you know credit for anything. The messed up. So thank you I feel like my self esteem just woke up. They're like Oh we're allowed to feel good as it should and yours should be inflated beyond measure but I'm conscious that in terms of that description of you comes from my own lens but how do you describe yourself personally and professionally. Yeah I mean kind of just I'm a writer and comedian. Podcast hosts in former issued tuber. Maybe go back. But I think that like if there's a way to still what I try to do. It's just like you know. Point OUT HYPOCRISIES IN POWER STRUCTURES. And like you know make a stronger. Social commentary that focuses on what people are missing. I just try to point out the thing that people are just like just glossing over when they talk about different topics so yeah I try to be just a patient observer of the world and then kind of throw it back in his face. How did you practice the skill of becoming a patient observer the world? Well I think it. Kinda just happened to me so a little bit of background on my life. I grew up in Kentucky so as much as this is a world away. I'm in Los Angeles right now. You Know Kentucky is a completely different world right. It's not like you know the Internet was pop in there. The same time it started happening. You know in places like Dublin or la or New York. It was kind of place that time forgot in a lot of ways and so I think when you have sort of a slower culture in terms of just like how fast we get our information. There was the space and time to really like analyze the different things that were happening in my area. You know from adjusted standpoint from a ridiculousness template from a very country standpoint and I think that was how I sort of got my point of view it was like Oh we have nothing but time to sit around and drink lemonade on the porch. Let's like point out the weird stuff that's happening and make jokes to pass the time. And who is your support system in that time that instigated those conversations with you or also felt that the culture need to be questioned and critiqued while my mother. So you know I think growing up black in a state that's not especially diverse like Kentucky is probably more diverse than a few like really northeastern states in America. But it's a pretty homogeneous state and so. I think that there is a baked. In sense of you know insiders and outsiders and us and them and you know when you grow up being sort of them and your your parents grow up being a them. It's much more common to have conversations that feel a little bit more honest and maybe even pointed in a way that I don't think I would get in like school or with friends necessarily but I felt like the only way you can survive when you don't see yourself. Reflected is by like talking through it with people who understand and so that was it. I mean my family was very outspoken and shared their point of views freely in the House that we were always laughing and sitting around the table and like joking and so some of my success may be can be attributed to the fact that like I come from that tradition of just like cutting up for hours at a time and did you ever become aware conscious of the fact that even though at home it was a safe space and encouraged to question institutions and power and how things are but when did it become a reality for you or did it ever that not everybody agreed with that perception or it might be harder to do that in other spaces. Oh Yeah I mean I think the first time I realize that like in my opinion was it you know as valued or even like wanted was probably around fifth grade. I had a teacher that was especially sort of backwards and racist and hard on me in a way that she was not on other kids in the classroom and I really just kind of internalize it. I didn't deal with it like by telling my mother immediately or any of that stuff. I think I just I ended up internalizing that. And just be like. Oh maybe I'm the problem. Maybe like everything I grew up thinking is wrong and I really just you know. I think when you're a little kid you want your teacher to see you as someone who is capable and smart and has potential and. I never felt that from that teacher and I think it just really affected me in that way so I also think that part of the reason I left Kentucky after college was because I felt like in a lot of ways I was in a place that was not ready to celebrate support or even on the lowest level. Just listen to someone like me but I've been using the Internet that whole time right like I feel like neo pets and all that stuff kind of happens starting in fourth and fifth grade for me so I had this dichotomy right of my reality being people outside You know thinking that I'm too radical because I think that like black people should be treated as people and then on the Internet. I'm you know talking to people all around the world and being treated like just a citizen of the world and you know like playing games and laughing and it's never that serious and so. I think that I found the confidence to leave because I knew just from spending time with people online. Who were not you know directly across the street from me? I knew that there was a better world out there and that there was space for my voice to be heard and so the long way to answer your questions. I think that I was highly aware of the fact that my sort of energy wasn't really supported or appreciated and I needed to leave defined a community somewhere else. The you're so young. Even not only having to articulate that but having to experience it and physically move before you left Kentucky how did you modulate those two parts of yourself or those two feelings even within you? I mean it was a lot of like mental anguish like depression anxiety eating disorders and things that made me question my own inherent worth based on outside projection of what was good and acceptable. And so you know. Part of the leaving was just to save my own life. You know what I mean like I. I didn't think it would be sustainable. To stay in a place where I was being smothered all the time with a very narrow lens of what is good and one that is completely unattainable for a person who wasn't born into money and had skin darker than paper bag. Like that's just the reality of where I was from and so I think I I just suffered kind of silently for a long time and then I was like Oh. I don't have to be here like I don't have to be here. It is worth the risk of failing spectacularly to get the fuck Outta here. It's worth it. I would rather try to leave than stay. It's sort of like I don't know if you watch Black Mirror but there's that episode hanged Dj where they're in the simulation forever and eventually they just decided to leave. I feel like that's where I was. I was like oh I've played this every different way and it's never worked out for me. I think I just have to leave. Yeah and you have to ask that question. Like how long can you be part of a system and fight it before it conditions you to just be apathetic or when you have a bit of energy remaining inside yourself? What can you do with the kind of? Frees you from those different approaches. That's exactly right. And was that when I became.
"akilah" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad
"Hello and welcome to as me with snakes. I am stellar show. It is a beautiful day in Orland. It feels like summer and it is a complete contradiction to what is happening in the world. What is happening in this country and the impact covert nineteen is having on so many yet in this house. We are trying to make the best. We are doing some cleaning. But we're also sitting in sunshine having conversations with each other which I think otherwise we would be trapped looking at our phones or other devices but we are doing as much as we can to make sure that we are present and the waiting for me. So I'm going to record this and give you my presence and then go straight back to them. My projects are going well as regards to me attempting to be domesticated and have green fingers. So you'll be pleased to know that the sunflowers are now at a stage in which they needed support. I had to put. I don't know what do they call sticks as you can see? I'm reading down with the language of gardening into the pot with them to give them support. I will have to replant them soon. I think because they feel cramped altogether. The tomatoes have begun to show life. There is about two centimeters of growth. But nobody knows better than me. That every centimeter cabins but in a new development. What is particularly exciting is the fact that I have board and outdoor greenhouse for these plants to really give them space to flourish the greenhouse is similar heist to me as my mother. Kindly said it's about time. I got on the property. Leatherwork route and wonderful. My knitting is coming along. Well I am a perfectionist at heart I blame my virgo tendencies so there have been some errors when I have been distracted so I've had a rip certain parts back so it's not going smoothly as I would like but one will proceed. My Pasta making was a once-off attempt. It was so much worth but one thing that I am doing is getting up early and going for walks on my own every morning. The area around me quiet time I call friends I contemplate. What's going on the world and in my head and it has been a gift to myself this week on the show. I am joined by the brilliant killer Hughes. She's the Co host of the Daily News. Podcast today she shares what it's like to be a comedian and a reporter during this pandemic and the importance of taking breaks. I try not to start my day on my phone. Although I will say the past few days I've been guilty of that. I try to start by reading chapter in a book or you know sitting in the yard for just a second to like remember that there is sun in error and like I could be so much worse off in that. How lucky am I to only be asked to stay home while also just you know putting the pressure on myself to stay informed because like people deserve to hear from a trusted news source like they. They deserve to hear. Someone like. Who's still disinformation. Who's trying to make it easier to understand and so you know just trying to fill that duty while also not losing my mind. What's on my mind? This week is the future I think on the show. We've talked a lot about how it is a moment where we can all learn and hopefully working from home is going to be looked at something that is accessible to everybody from now on not just disabled people but people with families with older relatives in the main lead to care for book. What's on my mind? A lot is the cost of inclusion. The cost of diversity and how in this new business world where we will be cutting budgets and expenses and salaries and employees will we arrays all of the trajectory and progress that we have made about diversity and inclusion will it be nice to have rather than a necessity. Will it be too expensive in this New Economy? That worries me. It worries me for selfish reasons. Because this is the space in which I work in but it also worries me for the future of the world and society and I don't think we can afford to go back and I don't mean that in a monetary sense but in a sense of humanity so I really hope that we all have this understanding and realization that this is just the way in which we go forward from now on and that diversity and being reflective of the world around us and representation of that in a really authentic meaningful way is essential for the future. That's what's going on in my head this week. Are you ready for this week's show? Let's go.
"akilah" Discussed on It's All About Evolving
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"akilah" Discussed on Medicine ReMixed
"We know what works and so we just have to do what makes sense in. What's right from public health standpoint and deal with the rest of it as best we can? So hopefully you know these stimulus packages and all that kind of stuff will help a bit with all the badness going on as far as economically and all that but even if it doesn't even have to stop we have to stop. Medicine makes my advice to America would be that these guidelines very national stay at home order and new analysis suggests that you're more likely to die of covert nineteen than a stroke or a car accident at this point in the United States very difficult situation as as was predicted. This is going to get worse before it gets better for sure. Welcome to inside the hospital. A medicine remixed original series that focuses on healthcare workers on the frontline line of the current pandemic and gaining insights from their unique perspectives. In Our last episode you heard from New York City Emergency Room physician. Dr Calvin Sun gives perspectives from the frontlines of the epicenter of the Kobe. Nineteen pandemic on today's episode. We'll take a step back from the frontline and rap about some big picture public health stuff and talk some immunology shop with our friend. Dr Akilah Jefferson. Who's a board certified allergist and immunologist? Who did her fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and trained under Dr Anthony Fauci who is basically the Guy Right now in the United States as the nation's leading expert on infectious disease and immunology I started off my conversation with Akilah about training with Dr Fudgy. He's the one person when I see on the news that I feel knows what they're talking about one hundred percent honest and that I can trust what he's saying you know. He's very data driven and And really look at the facts of the matter and kind of what's going on. What makes sense not just.
Wells Adams On Love, Health & Sarah Hyland
"Welcome to just SIP. I am Justin Semester and actually really excited about this podcast. There is a show that I am obsessed with. It's called the Bachelor and Bachelor in paradise. I don't know if you've ever heard of it. It's this little show that has been coming on for the last ten years and I don't know the inner workings of it I mean I saw unreal but I know sometimes that's heighten. I know that's all BS sometime. So I'm going to get the Real T. From somebody WHO's been both in front of the camera and behind the inner workings on a show like this. Please welcome wells Adams. I'm sitting here with the Master of Radio in pipe casts. Act Ask you. Yeah how do you like my set up? This is not. This isn't a podcast Justin. This is this is the only. This is the only time I've been invited to go to podcast where we're at said it'd be camera ready you podcasts are raid like radio. You don't need to see what they look like. No for sure but I am a visual so this is a TV show. Yes thanks for having me on your television show. Justin I really. I really really appreciate it. And it's so funny because whenever we throw names around here It's always people that were super interested in and who we don't know much about and I couldn't let anyone this week so you're only clinches call wells no it was not that at all. That was last week when we tried to. Hit you up but this week we actually really wanted you because I feel like there's so much about you that I don't know we've become friends as last year. You've worked together on the red carpet but first of doing and doing great. This is a wonderful podcasts. That you have here. It's crazy right. Yeah I haven't done anything today. I woke up. You look like you just woke up. You is this guy. Say Yes. Okay but thank you for being honest about it and then you look fresh. Oh really like you know like when white men have money they just look like they like roll out of bed in that white t shirt gene. The Mike it's I it doesn't Jilin all wears out in database. Yeah so yeah I woke up. I I worked out a little bit. I took esteem. I came to hang out with you and now I'm drinking is in its Soga. It is very good but it's early at what is this. It's apple CIDER. Vinegar Rows Lemon Juice Tequila and ice is it. Do you do the apple cider thing? Because it's good for your gut or yeah okay and I just think that it helps to Tequila. Go down and get process a little bit. Yeah like a tricks my body. I'm doing some healthy but really I'm getting lit. Yeah 'cause 'cause Akilah makes you want to throw up and then the vinegar makes you not throw up. Yes smart the vinegar makes it go down. Yeah yeah so it was like okay if I get it all down. It's so funny. Remind everybody. What season of the Bachelor that you are on? I don't even know I think. Joe Fletcher Fletcher so I think it was Bachelorette season twelve I lasted I believe. Seven episodes you actually left in week. Six Okay I did my research but I did a mental so that got me the seven. Got The ellen. How do you know that it's called research? How did you even get on the Bachelorette who talked to you in to like like giving in putting yourself out there? Okay so this story is Kinda funny. My brother is like the most wonderful Really good-looking won the families. Yeah he's awesome seems Brat and gently trying to hook up with him in the way. Yeah well he's married but still. Yeah you should. You should one hundred percent But he was. He lives in Brentwood in Los Angeles and he has one bar he goes to. It's called cues and And he was there and he was holding court he was just like big man on campus and a casting director saw and walked over and was like you have enamored everyone around you. You are so fun to watch. I need to know who you are. And he was like okay and then He. She gave Her his card and was like the Bachelor I want you to be on the Bachelorette so we went through the entire casting process and the thing that people don't realize about the casting processes it takes a very long time how long for me it was like four or five months like a very long time the vet you yet to meet a ton of people. Yeah it's like that we are. I'll get into that part or you down the road but like it just takes a long time in that win that Swatch of time. That window of time he ended up finding someone and basically called up was like hey listen. I met a girl and now he's married to her so look down but he's one of those guys that like never burns a bridge like he is friends with everyone he's ever met. Yes and so. This was like seven eight years ago. Well now it's longer 'cause it was like seven eight years ago. When he told me about an auditor radio show in Nashville. And I used to do this. Radio bit where. I would go on auditions for like stupid commercials. And I'm not an actor at all but it was like a funny bit that I would do with my co-host where we'd like run lines for like meow mix commercials. Yeah exactly and so. I'll so excited. At My meow. Mix Commercial or like by China paper plate commercial than I can read this and then so I would go and I would bomb intentionally because it wasn't about me. I didn't want to be an actor. It wasn't about me getting the part about me having the next day of like what you didn't get the paper plate commercial like you could like. How did you screw up the meow? Mix Line now assets myself all the time how did you? Yeah and so be inconsolable. And My co-host like berating. The and it was like a funny bit. We did so then I became single and my brother was like hey man. I've friends with this casting director for the Bachelorette. Do you want to meet with them? And I was like this is going to be the funniest radio bit. Ever because I'm going to be like to do. She focused on yes and Lo and behold not to do she. Just the right amount of do should. Did you go in with your normal level of Douche or did you add some extra to try to like to try to throw them off and try to get the whole big going I went in like Super Laze fare? So they It was at a hotel in Nashville. And I like was. I can't believe I did this at the time it was in assessing but it's it seems so big. Timea. I told them I said. Hey Listen I've got a morning show at this. Time is doing three shows as a morning show and then I have an afternoon drive show so I have a window of like eleven thirty to twelve thirty that I can do this. I have a hard out. Yeah and they were leg and they're like okay fine totally but in their minds who I think is you know. I think they knew your brother. And they were probably. Maybe he's the big Lebowski as well. Maybe I don't know so I go to this hotel and I get the lobby on the first guy because I have a heart out. Yeah so I go that. I'm wearing like a Jean Jacket. And like probably this exact shirt actually. It's probably this outfit but with Jean Jacket. Which I've seen you in a few times because you wear that to rehearse yes. I have a uniform so I get there and I look around and every guy is in a suit because in their minds. They're like I need to look like I'm supposed to look when I get out of a limo. Yes and I was like Oh Shit. I am under addressed for this. Don't you hate FM? Yeah no no but but but in my mind I'm like this is great like this is such great radio. I'm starting off so bad so So then they they call me up and they sit they sit you down in. It's kind of similar to this situation. Y YOU DOWN. And it was two female casting directors and they started asking me questions and they're like they're like first off. Why the hell do you got to leave at four in like five minutes and I have. I have a radio show and they're like oh great. Do your radio bit and luckily enough. I had done my morning show so I'd already had done like four bits. See good so I like just word vomited like the four bits. I had about like Justin Bieber. Peeing in a trash can and like how. That was the luckiest trash can ever know like. It was like some stupid like that and I had them at rolling laughing roles like this. I thought like I was thought I was being so like ridiculous ridiculous. I didn't care yes I will at. The time wasn't really trying to get on the show. I just thought like this would be a really funny radio. Yes but dying laughing and I remember afterwards. They're like so. What are you doing in March and April and I was like? I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow but Yeah no and they're like well. Maybe blocked that out. We need to see you in Los Angeles and I was like oh I guess I did. You made it to the next. So then they fly you out Los Angeles. And then you take a five hundred question. Ecology tests psyche. Val Okay by the way people don't realize which I think is think it's got. I think what they actually do as you take the psyche vow and they just have to say like in case someone goes rogue one that show they have to say what we talked about them and we tested them and they didn't seem crazy X Y and Z. I don't really think because I've seen some crazy people on reality shows yeah as that psyche will. Yeah where have you seen the questions? I was on a reality show so I had to take the psyche. Yeah we'll get to that later on keep on going with your story. Well the the questions of like do you want to be a park ranger. And they'll be like I don't want to be Park Ranger. Have you ever had feelings of hurting animals do do you exactly? Do you think that people are out to get you going to rethink the the Park Ranger question? When you hear things do they. Come from inside your. Hey do you hear voices? Which way is going there? I remember taking that. You're all alone in like the Sheraton by the LAX. And I was like. I don't know I'm scared out. Then you crazy maybe I do. WanNa kill the money by the way I had a girlfriend. Who went on bad girls club? This is before we knew a bad girls club was about. She was like one of the first girls. On one of the first seasons are the second season yeah and she was telling me about it and I was like. There's no way that they get on that. Show Nabi able to pass the saggy dow new out this bitch earth person in the house. Yeah because their birthday bells and whistles on like Oh. They're looking for crazy unstable. Yeah well I wasn't.
"akilah" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"There was any manner of diversity and who is reviewing them so this got forty two percent on the tomato meter but audience score eighty two percent baby. We Love centerstage house either. She got you enroll yet on us. Should we start with Jodie? Sure Jodi Jodi. Her story was going in some cool ways at certain times. And then it kind of lost me in the middle of what? I thought was going to happen because she's kind of like she's struggling in this ballet school she's getting. Kinda dumped on by. Oc Daddy you're like okay. And then she find this the higher ground class and she seems to be thriving there and like Oh maybe her storyline will be that she will get into a different form of Dan. That's what I thought too and I was like. Oh that's kind of cool or the show like bring what she learns in these. Like contemporary dance classes into her ballet and then people be like. Oh well she is really talented. Thought it was going somewhere in that direction. I was kind of hoping to go there. And then and then they're just like no. It's Love Triangle. Remember Charlie we're like no. I like the Fucking Day Charlie. And then what you take away from that glass kind of bummed at what you took away from her liking. That class was that she's going to hook up with Cooper now instead of like she's going to use style of dance and then she ends up working for him at the end. You're like Charlie right because what happens is like they have sex and so she's like. Oh we're dating now. And then but he's blowing her off although she's she's like shows up to his thing she's like showing up places. Where jazz invites on like okay. That's not that's weird but like she's being rare herbals and she's young but like like he seems like he's being mean but also like you're just showing up point that's not okay. But then he's like really mean to her when they're working on his ballet and she's like well what about how I feel. And it's like basically mapping their relationship onto lake. What's happening like in the dance part of thing? But she's like well what about what I want. I don't give a shit what you stupid idiot. That was very jarring. Like wow he says means that like like real means and then we're still like Oh. She works for him. You will do that again. Because then he so she like Russia's outside and then Charlie like runs after her and he's like can you should be treating you better. You're like yes but like who are you never made? I'm Charlie from Seattle. So he like he's then set up is like a viable romantic interest for her. And then it's the two of them both Charlie in Cooper in the big like performance at the end. And there's this whole weird thing also where like they're playing tug of war with her at one point like I think Charlie literally throws her through the air and then cooper catches her. So it's this whole like she's being treated as an object of possession where it's like property. Yeah and yeah like. We're not led to believe that she has an issue with we mostly see. I was kind of bummed out. I mean for a number of reasons but like her and Yvo Get along really well. And they're but but their friendship is kind of just reduced to talking about jody's romantic problems specifically like there's a few like I mean and we'll talk about at length. But as far as their friendship goes eve is basically. They're just to be like what's your boy problem like. Listen a little bit. But it's like it's yeah it there's there's way more for both of those carriers. There's way more of a romantic through line. Then I felt there needed to be especially because like at the very end so she she performs very well in in the workshop and people are like. Wow what a star and then Cooper's like. He owes her an apology but he does not deliver on that. He's just like here. Be In my thing. And then he tries to kiss her and she's like no you suck boyfriend. I'm going to ask out Charlie on a date and then make us like she Monday boss and it's like you heard why because like you know movies have to end with a Hetero kiss so it was like the Sheen Charlie Kissed. But it's like why like why couldn't it have been more about the dance more about her skills in like her coming into her own as a as a performer and a dancer. I have a controversial L. Please I think the movies too much about the dance. No one has a life or like hobbies outside of dancing like two things she wants to cut loose from dance problem. Go to a dance class for her to get over. It dude is like hey we're all dancers? Why don't we go Tansu? That's a good point ever do anything. Has anyone here ever like all right and then when they go to the bar there other? Sosa? Let's take these strings down in Sarajevo. I will drink all of like. There's just no one has an interior life and so dear life they gave anyone was jody and I guess also Maureen with her mother right. It's all just like I like Maureen got the most story out of anybody because it was like Jodi like you start to learn about her and then she's reduced two boys and then and then also jody's parents show up at the end and you're like hey now who are these adults and they also are acting like. They don't know her like her. Mom was like great job a long time I like. I mean Maureen I got the most Ma because like should we saw her family life and her romantic life which is more than but it is all related to dancers and dancing over. She meets a guy who eats pizza. And she's like this can't happen. What is this I mean? It's a very focused movie. I suppose it is definitely very focused. No I I hadn't even thought about all they do re watching it. I was like they live in New York. This is all they do. They go to one club and one dance class and then all day. Dad's in the yellow about this guy. That is the dance teacher. Like even the men with. It's all right the also like for a movie. That is like so many ballet dancers. I felt like there was I mean. Was there any like lgbtq representation at all? Are we supposed to assume that game game and a no a surrogate has girlfriend Galina But Erik O Jones is I think he's identifiably queer because he's like Charlie who I guess is supposed to be attractive. Go lifetime he charged. He comes in and like Erica's like ooh who's that you're cute. And then he was like. Oh my girlfriend dumped me. And then you like Eric is visibly disappointed at least says like my girlfriend in Seattle and we're like who but yeah. I think the he was clearly stated as a queer character. Which kind of like bums me out. Even further of how that character is slowly just like edge dash down to the point where they're like let's just break his leg. He's not leaving screen fast enough injured. Touma yet like a reminded me of that thing where I think we talked about it. In our Pacific Rim episode where the female protagonist launched out of the climax to the movie. You launched her out of the ship. They're like we don't know what to do this. Yeah and like they kind of do the same thing to him. And they're like okay. We have to focus on this boring. Hetero love triangle that no one's invested in let's break are only queer characters leg only one. It's a ballet school and the fact that like you weren't totally sure. If he was clear or not I think speaks to the fact that we see several different romantic subplots but Eric is not afforded any of them. He doesn't get to like you know fall in love with a man or anything like that but yeah well so like there are moments when some of the women like the new batch of like boys come in. And they're like ooh are they gay or straight. So there's like there's discussion of it and then there's that scene later when sear gaze at the Sergi. How do you say that I was drawn? Sergei is at the Salsa Bar and he's hitting on a couple of women and they're like oh well what are you doing here like? I'm a ballet dancer. And they're like T- Weirdo And then he goes to that other women and he's like I'm in the Mafia. She's so horny for him. She loves him. She's reckless this same with like the older female characters in this movie are Horny. Horny horny. Horny horny because there is the woman at the Salsa Club. There's also the like contemporary whatever. Stevie wonder dance teacher who wants to have sex with key. It's it seems like they've already sealed. The deal five is she's like Cooper. You're so fun and you're just like. Oh my God like there's the millionaire woman who has sex with Cooper also all the older women in this movie have better sex Elisa me. They've fucked these young male. Valerie knows and good for them and give for that. It was just a strange thing to happen four times in the but I liked it carol right. The point is that there's not nearly as much like queer visibility or representation as you might imagine but that also could be for the time I mean this is two thousand. This is the kind of thing where like I wonder. What the first draft versus the final draft. This script looks like because yeah like for it to be an accurate representation. You would think that there would be way more clear presentation and like more explicit and then I wonder how much they just two thousand did right. They use the whole budget on that one diversity point they're like Zion we we couldn't do them any Especially if they're especially because since the directors queer I know this is kind of speculation but I imagine he would have tried to champion for like responsible clear visibility or or she against right wouldn't be. Yeah because it's yeah it's two thousand and we just weren't in the same place Heartache from caitlyn. Let's we hold on two thousand different from twenty twenty. Let's take a quick break another quick break and we'll come right back. Hi Everyone I'm Brooke Burke. I'm making admits and I'm sex and intimacy coach Leila Deville and we have a podcast called intimate knowledge. That's what this.
"akilah" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Cast questions asked movies. Have Women and all their discussions boyfriends and husbands or do they have individualism? The Patriarchy's Ethin- fast start changing. It would the deck of Del. Hi Welcome to the Bechtel. Cast my name's Jamie Loftus. My Name's Caitlin Toronto. I'm trying to think of a dancy way to introduce this episode. If we couldn't think of any yeah probably has something to do with dance being more of a visual medium my wait. I'm still stuck on cats so I'm like well. I wanted to do like a little skimpy. Shanks shuffle though doesn't have a parallel because there's a lot of ballet in both cats and center stage. That's what Valet. Oh Yes yes. There was like hold on even like actor overlap. Just just the artform yes. The art form the art form. Yes Well IT'S DANCE EPISODE. And next time we do a dance. We'll cook on it. In the meantime a figure it out. Black Swan coming up. We've I know so there's really not much time. There's really not much time what we're talking about center stage today. This is the Bechtel. Cast is our Podcast where we talk about How women are portrayed in movies usually not that good correct. Yes use the. How dare you do bad Graham? Well you already yelled at me about dancing and visual. I'm so sorry. We use the Bechtel test as a jumping off point. Some Times called the back door. Wallace test Which a media metric created by cartoonist. Alison Bechtel. Oh here's something fun. Yeah Awesome Bechtel. Knows the show exists. How do we yesterday? I'll tell you my bet. I found it she. She knows it. I don't think he's ever listened to it but she hurt. She's part of it. Okay that's start that's a start. She doesn't hate it. She's not going to sue US homeland. Stop Yeah no no cease and desist yet so good. She's neutral neutral awesome so the TAT requires that two female identifying characters with names speak to each other about something other than a man for at least two lines. That's our bar yes that oh how Bart dance dance buyers. Wish we're dancers. Yes you are a dancer Jamie. I've seen at pathway has been I was for fifteen years and then I became a visual arts major. And that's my story. Wow I'm basically it well not know. 'cause Maureen was good Never mind her mom. Her mom cared and she was good. So I'm not Maureen I see I. I grew up playing soccer so I didn't. Have you ever been to dance? Yeah I'm bend like Beckham. Your we have to teach from the early. Ought on maybe a little more center. Stage or a little more bend. It like Beckham definitely We have a guest as always. She is wonderful. She's a writer. Comedian host of what a day podcast. It's Akilah Hugh what up I I thought I was GONNA say Doug. Y'All I was surprised. It's a dog in this in. This is a cat pot. The cats community honestly we. I wish we were talking about cats. I haven't seen it with no courses. No node real dancing. No plot no asshole thing no ask. It's the Muslim pointed out it out to me. I couldn't unseated all right. No cat butts holes. Cats have like sorry. They walk in the room backwards. It's weird that we're not talking about it but I guess we're at least we're talking about cats. That's true as long as we're at our goal is to keep the conversation going around cats until it makes us budget back so we're talking about it for years you always saying. What actor has a crossover in both? I'm like yeah. All the people who are in centerstage went on there and everyone who's in cancer regretted his firing agents. I wonder if the they approached the dad from the Oh see. They're like two hundred being cat. She's like no. I'm good. I was the dad from the OC. Yes I'd like to live on my eyebrow legacy and garbage anyway. Thank you so much repeating to me. So you brought US centerstage. What's your history your relationship with this movie honestly. We never rented it. My family was never renting family so I've watched it probably a couple years after it came out on like basic cable came on every day and I really loved it. It was a movie that I think I watched by myself. I was the youngest of four. And I'm like there's not a lot of memories of watching movies alone. This was really formative for me. I just thought dancing was so cool and moving to New York to dance so cool so I made. My mom enrolled me and ballet class after seeing this movie. Yeah media is influential. We'll say it again. Look there's a prison in the sense. He's a total bitch. I identify let me be a dancer and Yeah my ballet teacher. Quit like after like three weeks because she said I didn't know how to. Tuck MY POPO IN. Which is her word for ASS SO? I think just how it was shaped but it was really disappointing. Salvation Army that afternoon. Where's my teach? Did you continue to study dance or loaded words a lot of work? I auditioned for the dance team in high school and like didn't break my ankle but very nearly broke my ankle so then. I went on to audition in crutches like while practicing. I felt like Eric Jones. I gotTa tell you. It was far more because I was also in puberty among hot peers. So yeah it was. It was Yeah that was probably the end of dancing. I did like musicals in college and stuff you know Steph James a lot of like leaping sure I had never seen this movie before prepping Walter and I will admit and this is embarrassing but I thought that this movie and save the last dance for the same movie I had no. I kind of knew both I definitely have seen save the last dance but I was like. Oh Yeah I've seen center stage and I was like wait a minute. I haven't seen this because this is a different movies from the dance. There were a lot of dance movies back then and they all revolved around leg dancers. Trying to be a little different. Yes yes and I think the year after they came out so soon. Yeah so I definitely was a bigger hit. Say Yeah we had a recent guests who is like. Oh Yeah that movie's just about how like kick at the time. It was a lacy mostly lazy you know Kerry Washington's debut only line is like stealing black man that doesn't seem like a teenage girl all right so yeah I very new to this movie Jamie what about you? I had seen this movie at like sleepovers. I think I was very very into dance as a kid. That was like my thing when I was little a scholarship to go to dance school. I really it was like very excited and passionate about it and then I did that thing like when I did it all the way through high school I did all this stuff and then I didn't get my first edition in college and I'm like well I quit and then just never did it again So good for her but hey the first sign of resistance just quit. Probably turn out fine. Maybe I don't love this like I don't know I I really like dance. I like dance movies this I think. Probably a part of like a double feature at like my cousin close but yeah. I really like this. I didn't realize I hadn't seen in years and years and years and I didn't like when I was little I didn't recognize anyone but now you're like Oh this is like Zoe Saldana. I sure yeah. Cool showed you the recap and go from there yet. The tagline for this movie on the poster is life. Doesn't hold tryouts. Oh really food for thought. Okay I'm sure it means something I'm trying to figure out what a bunch of dumb asses it sitting in a circle and a marketing office like ballet. Try OUT TRY IT. Perfect all right so the story a group of young ballet students. I think they're like eighteen. This is like they're going to this academy instead of like in lieu of going to like a university. That's okay I think is asking. Are we to believe? They're all legal adults. This comes into play a few times. I sure hope so. The actors are but I don't think they're like eighteen having just graduated from high school. I believe But they all get accepted into they get accepted into a very competitive prestigious ballet school in New York City. Ever heard of it too and it's called. Aba The American Ballet Academy which is a fictitious for this movie among them are jody. Sawyer either Rodriguez. That's Zoe Saldana character. Maureen and Everyone Aka the girl from The girl from testing to hit about you use obsessed with Shakespeare scene. Clean shoes three things and where The thing about Maureen is that everyone thinks she's a bitch. She's dedicated from her severe bang. Okay I get it her pale hair in contrast to her very dark or Pale skin. I don't know she just looks different than everyone. She's given the look like she's the Darth vader and the three of them are roommates. And then we also meet Eric Jones. Sarah Gay and Charlie in the three of them are roommates. Downstairs in the boy's dorm I guess my boyfriend and I were having so much fun. Making Fun of Sergei. Sergei did was funny. He was like I was wrong. Gone this is all like star. Game was so weird I imagine he did one hundred reads of every line and they all came out. Ask WE'RE GONNA take it again. He's a drug all right. I guess we don't have another option because most of the I had to check the first couple of minutes the majority I think really except for Amanda Shoal who plays Jody and Zoe Saldana. Everyone is basically a semi professional dancer. More ice skater. And that's why everyone acts really weird strong like you've been drug before. Okay I worked. Yes so then The endgame for these students is to get accepted into the American Ballet Company and the Director of the Academy end the company. Also I think Jonathan Reeves. That's Peter Gallagher Aka. The data's idea of C- he says that he will take three women and three men at the end of the year and he will decide who gets it after this big workshop performance. Then we see them. Start to practice jody's form is sloppy..
Strides in lung cancer lead steep decline in U.S. death rates
"According to a new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Death rate in the United States dropped two point two percent from twenty sixteen to twenty seventeen. That's the largest decline ever reported in the span of the year. which is great news for us so second circuit grim reaper? Akilah what does the research actually say about wide. Those rates are dropping so there are a few reasons for the drop but before we get into them. Let's let's talk about what that two point two percent number actually represents so what's really driving. This is lung cancer. Rates and skin cancer rates And that's where they've seen the most progress so a lot of that is due to change behaviors in the population's less smoking wearing sunscreen but also there are much better treatment treatment options than there have been previously. The report did also say though that progress has stalled on other types of cancers those cancers are prostate breast and colorectal rectal cancers experts blame sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy food which can lead to hormonal issues and inflammation but they also blamed geographic economic an racial disparities in access to care and exposure to environmental toxins. So you know lots of factors right and these numbers are kind of more reflective of lung and skin cancer rates declining client versus all cancer rates overall declining and statistically lung cancer kills more people than breast prostate colorectal and brain cancers combined. So why are people more likely to survive lung cancer now. Yeah I mean a big part of that answer is how doctors are treating cancer now so imaging. Technology has advanced to a point that doctors there's are now accurately assessing the stage of cancer and its prognosis. So you know there's not all this over treatment that might lead to side effects In recent years more doctors have turned to less invasive options for surgery which leads to better recovery times and outcomes and immunotherapy has become way more widely used since two thousand fifteen so therapy for those. Who Don't know is essentially when you know? There's something that stimulates your immune system to help you. Fight the disease in tumors The same can also be said about skin cancer and it's also really important to note though that even though there has been progress. The progress is uneven across the country so these cancer death rates still vary between states that promote preventative healthcare like vaccinations and those that tend not to so perfect perfect example from the New York Times You are probably more likely to cervical cancer in Arkansas than in Vermont because Arkansas hasn't widely adopted the HP vaccine ax seen as Vermont has done for the past decade. Okay Well now it's time to address the elephant in the room. That is We're we are a daily news podcasts. And other Daily News shows did a whole two part special teams juuling so if you smoking in vaping usage is up. Does that mean that this progress progress could be loss at some point so it is tough to say right now so scientists are still studying the effects of e cigarettes when used for long periods of time and there are are carcinogens and e cigarettes they just don't know yet what the full cancer risk is. Because it's a new thing but based on the report the decline in deaths from lung cancer can can be attributed both to people quitting smoking and advances in treatment so if juuling leads to cigarette smoking then yeah we could zero versatile in this downward trend of lung cancer it would be bat. Yeah but one thing that is conclusive is that access to treatment and vaccines and advocating for equal treatment across socioeconomic and racial lines will in the long run ensure less people die from cancer.
Medicine in the Middle Ages
"Jack Hartnell joins joins us now. He is normally at the University of East Anglia but he joins us from Pasadena much better weather there. And he is the author of a new book called Medieval Bodies Life Life and death in the Middle Ages. Jack thanks for being here. Thank you so much for having me. Let's just begin with the question of what was different about the human body and the way in which it lives in died in the Middle Ages compared with now. Well that's the big question. I guess the question that runs through the whole of the book I guess the first thing to say is that what we think of as the Middle Ages even just the terminology that we use to describe this period as a kind of sandwich he won one in seems to refer to time after what people and history of until after the kind of the chief of ancient Greece in Rome so maybe the period begins around the five hundred and something before the rebirth. The release on same ideas in the fifteenth century or the Sixteenth Century depending on where we're talking about in Europe so we're talking about the whole of the tanks in Europe the Middle East North Africa so basically the world around the Mediterranean for the best part of a thousand years so that's a lot of different people different cultures and a lot of different approaches to the body. Potentially one of the things that I think. It's really important when we talk about. This field is to acknowledge that the difference in in in fact what's happening say in Europe and this is potentially very very different conceptually to what's happening in other parts of the world as well so we try and be quite focused in what I think and write about but broadly speaking again one of the interesting things is where we go to try and learn more about what is actually relatively misunderstood moment in the past so also a different kind of written sources that we can turn to but one of the things I'm particularly interested in as an historian is he's the kind of other kinds of traces of the body and it's kind of a cultural prominence might leave in visual culture immaterial culture and also we might. Let's turn with colleagues Bioch- Eulogy to actual physical remains of humans to find also two different things so to answer your question what the body is or how people can see who it really depends on some ways way. You'll look. I'm looking right now at the cover of the US addition. And it's a really Kaushal. I put it bloodless depiction in a way of kind of gory. Amputation of a leg and a replacement presumably with a with a wooden lag as conducted by what looks to be religious men but also with the assistance of several angels one of sort of carrying the dead lower limb away and the fellow. This is being done to is lying. There is closed his head kind of wrapped wrapped up. What are we seeing here? And there's no blood there's no blood so it's a really interesting image and one of the reasons why we wanted to put on the cover of the. US Edition. Was it really sums up all of the many different complicated. I cost me so I was just talking about so the image is actually from an altarpiece so a large wooden panel painted in oil paint made in Spain probably the very end of the fifteenth century and sometime in the fourteen ninety S. We think it's actually in the wellcome collection in London which is an amazing collection of history of medicine. And as you say you have these two men seemingly go about an attention This isn't a normal amputation. Things that's really important to say. And this comes up with the end of the book this object in discussions of amputation in various kinds of medieval surgery array European medieval surgery. especially is that Hudson. Petitions were very rarely on taken. This is a moment in which medical the efficacy of surgery in particular Akilah especially what we considered to be serious surgeries things like I'm petitions. It's not something that's often attempted. It's known to be very dangerous and often very unsuccessful zestful and so in a sense. This imports the world of kind of ill health from a more secular world and places instead in a spiritual one so the two people who are undertaking. This miraculous surgery are in fact. Saints the pair of Dr Saints Cosmas and Damian who are often identified identified as a pair in European medieval Christian would actually in Byzantine just. Wow they're very popular science in the Byzantine world so in and around the eastern Europe and Greece in. What is today Turkey in the Middle East and they are two doctors who were became kind of early saints of the Christian Church and often figures amongst many other things biggest biggest who appealed to in times of heating and this is actually story that's taken from the miracle narratives which surround these two saints and the story goes like this guy has has some kind of problem with his leg? Some text described as a cancerous growth others as a much more kind of irritation of the skin of the see. It may be as Almost a kind of deadening of the leg either way is like is in trouble and he falls asleep one night and dreams that he is visited by these these two saints who take Lenk Im. PT With The kind of stories talk about golden instruments and kind of be useful very unscaled instruments. That's right delicate. Fine things with the assistance of angels and replace it with a wooden like as it does maybe seemed like but actually with the leg of an African man who had died the previous day This leg is miraculously grafted on. And surely enough the man awakes to discover that his leg has in fact been amputated and it was. It wasn't necessarily a dream or wasn't dream it's been made real upon waking and he goes and continues to pay homage to the saints in. Thanks so it gives us a really interesting idea All firstly the practicalities of some parts of medieval medicine. People are aware it's dangerous to do this kind of thing so the fact that is successful is in itself a miracle but the very idea that we're talking talking about miracles and medicine as being a spiritual concern. I think drools back to to thinking a little bit about how in some ways similar today but in some ways right differently today especially in the often heavily religious context of the late Middle Ages how healing could be seen kind of boldly health and sickness could be seen as the physical moral spiritual so one to which we tend to a doctor a real life doctor physician or surgeon or apothecary or midwife but also in the Middle Ages to our spiritual limits of curious. It's quite striking image and mom which puzzled as interesting things together
"akilah" Discussed on Why Won't You Date Me?
"Last person you were dating hooking up with like continuously who ended it is mutual. I think which is rare but it was sort of like we were also kind of seeing other people and I was like actually like I think this guy's cute so I'm going to dry. It didn't end up being anything and I was like actually still go. I felt like Oh shit. Look good for you. One of US made it. Yeah I never been a part of a mutual. Let's not do this again. It's always the other person's actually be several times now for me. It's always other person and be like I'm gone and I'm like are you sure I'll keep texting you until you say something really hurtful on for me to lose me. Sometimes I okay. I said to my friend. Maybe he said this on the podcast the other day. It's all of its running together. I could be talking to myself put truly I have been so corny lately that I'm like I'm I'M GONNA walk into traffic and have you something about this horny like I feel dangerous. Yeah and like I'm horned up happen. I'm like a little riled up as well like I keep losing my mind in my car. I screamed at this man the other day because he wouldn't let me marriage and I was like yeah for. What did you wear bumper traffic? I did and I was like in his lane and he just kept coming and wouldn't let me merge so then I hit him with my car and then I got off the five I like lightly tapped him and then he started to get out of the car and I was like yeah. Like sorry you behind you idiot chase me. uh-huh you're going to buy out Yom and I was like I think I need to get it late and I think I understand like angry men so honestly when you put it that way it has actually reconceptualise every day. They're just so horny turning violent. So do you. You've been in La for only three months. Yeah have you noticed whether you think dating is harder or easier in La. I think it's harder I. I think it's harder because I mean partially transit like it really in New York. I do feel like I kind of try to stay borough dating but if I you know I was is in Brooklyn I could go to like lower Manhattan or like early Queens. I'm not going please but I can do that in. La It's it's like it is a real commitment like I'm not GonNa date someone in Pasadena it's not gonNA happen. I'm sorry guys I live in melrose so it's just like a little bit farther apart part I also I mean maybe it's just because I'm new but I don't. I don't know where people like go to meet people like he's not like in New York where it's like every bar is bad and you just say no more. It's all it's all a dive in here. I'm like Oh people were having dinner like it was a plan and sit at the bar thing. Anybody having dinner like. It's a plan. Well I highlight found a list of like hot places then. I felt that they were like two hot up and find my person. Yeah I'm looking for like kind of like disgruntled older man. That's just like we both ended up here by accident. It is I feel like in. La People don't really go out with like single friends. Find somebody I feel like where a group of people and we don't intend on making a signal other front exactly. They'll talk doc every bar in La is. You can't sit here another forrest gump reference. It's very true that I love that. That's your favorite restaurant. I mean I really love forest gop. WHO Doesn't want? What are your top eight movies and eight movies based eight movies? Oh Man Okay so no caveats. Pretty woman is my favorite movies. Go I love that movie. I think it is beautiful. Okay it's just the wide shots. It's so smart I love it. I feel like also if you read the script. The script is so bad that truly came down to good improvising to make that worthwhile. ooh It's like the scene where Julia Roberts is in the shop but she's like big mistake huge was initially this very long shot out. That's like I was in here earlier and you were not nice to me and now I have money and you need to be nice to eat. I'm like this is garbage. Thank God love like who are you. I'm rich Julia Roberts was just like I'm GonNa you just say big mistake US sitting. MSA huge. I'm going to equate the mistake several times then I will walk out of the store without by the very funny so love that movie. I'm lion king okay. What movies all the time is weird that that's the only you know? I mean that's great movies on. I like love. Love Yours Yours. I feel like I've not not thinking of like giving up dead eight movies. Yeah you don't have a my space top eight favorites. I mean Okay Goes Sister Act made in America. Who made them here? We coming to America. America's also very good Uh Let's see that's five for me. bashing her knee like live action. grits Oh okay. I've never seen seen my God. It's uproarious death. Becomes her that seven. My Eighth Jackie Brown. I just watch it. That's good I really liked it. I think it's it's better now than it would have been in two thousand because is so like like you remember every set piece of that time like those big but silver. TV's terrible will like the flat screen with the thickest border. You've never seen it just felt like. Oh Yeah I remember the two thousand. Yeah okay all right these are all good. It's okay I gave you a hard number of movies. Five is normal I like prestige film but for some reason nothing is hitting me and I'm like in my my wrong wrong. I watched so much more. TV than movies. Now that I think that like it all feels like a stretch. Also every movie I liked when I was younger is bad now. Oh yeah to watch coach like some of my old favorite movies and be like very problematic. Yeah like ooh this home. We don't do that in the dark knight up there really really. I'll I caught that movie five times a week. I in. You're going to get so many men slip in your. DM's kidding extreme podcasts. Oh cast yeah maybe see themselves known which has been very nice. You're like they're in rotation they will. That's up talking really. I said it was like six or seven straight man. Listen to it and then at every live show I've had like one man will be like I'm one of the six or seven. I mean see laugh because I'm like I don't think more than six or seven people have come up to you to say that there you go at my lives live show in Boston. We were like trying to figure out if I did have any straight male friends and I was like who's a straight male here. There's a pretty decent smattering of people I was like. Wow Oh wow more than I thought and I was like who is single and then there was one. Oh would you date me and then silence. Yeah really great wonderful. Thank you for make yourself. This is what I wanted the outcome to be. Okay we have to take a break okay. My style let's see. How would I describe it in one word? Why old old okay? But that's a fun word that I use but however you dress. Maybe you're a simple sophisticated adventurous. Whatever the Silas stitch fix can help you find your favorite new piece so when it comes to shop for clothes most of us are dumb? Just kidding.
"akilah" Discussed on The Secret Lives of Black Women
"Decency only matters if decency matters to you so you can go ahead and be the person who says here are the principles that America was founded on. If if half the country doesn't give a shit about that then you can go ahead and lose and feel good about it while they're still ruining people's lives like if Donald trump gets elected you can't just say well you guys messed up and now you just have to watch it happen like how we fight back. How do we live in? We're in it and no one's telling and what does give me hope is on a smaller scale in more local sort of capacities people have woken. This is the secret lives of black. I'm SHARLA and I'm Laurin and today we are talking about how to get through this mass that we are which is maybe the the the end of the world and the democracy as we know it Our current political climate and this subject that you and I have been wanting to talk about and we'll talk about a lot over the course of this podcast For a while so especially because of the two thousand twenty election is coming up and full disclosure. This episode is being recorded right after Kamala Harris has dropped out of the presidential race. Ace and I feel very passionate about talking about politics in general because this is a podcast hosted by two black women produced by black DOC woman we only interview black woman and we are a super important base where a super important super important and this is where my frustration with politics is is that I feel like we are super important base. They need us but we're not value not at all and we are totally and I feel like this is the thing the F. Struggle with and life of just feeling totally taken for granted and I like the black female vote is totally taken for granted with Ou- how supporting us or issues that directly affect us and it's really or candidates that look like Yeah and it's who are highly qualified and transformative and would literally saved the party and it's fresh and the country. Yeah and it's frustrating for me so angry. I'm angry and I am entitled title to My Anger Because of reality. Yeah look around and see what's happening. Even this podcast was started because of anger that I felt towards the trump presidency agency. I remember as soon as he won. I literally sent out an email to all my black girlfriends. Like what do we do like we need to do something and that was it took a year or two. I think before this this podcast actually finally came to life And I felt that because I just felt so disappointed in my country. Yeah I felt so disappointed appointed in my fellow American. I couldn't. I wasn't surprised but at the same time I was surprised. You know it was like that feeling of really really racist but I didn't. I wasn't surprised at all but I think it's the thing of like what can we do and still we're still to have that conversation of. What can we do? But also me personally like acknowledging that it's just lake. I'm fucking tired of saving people. That aint trying to save me. You know so. It's just like what can we do. But how do we also deal with this like sense of despondency around it of like you know God damn why do we always you have to like be the people that are always looking out when no one is looking out for us no and yeah. There's just so much to talk about here and I'm excited needed to get into this conversation with today's guest Akilah Hughes Akilah. I built her career around social media following on twitter and Youtube. where she goes by Akilah she's GonNa digital correspondent at places like MTV fusion comedy Central Crooked Media and more she's currently the Co host of daily podcast outcasts caught? What a day? She wrote a book of essays that came out in Twenty nineteen called obviously stories from my timeline where she takes readers through the journey of her life from Kentucky to New York City. And you know you know akilah right. I know everybody you know everybody. You're so popular acuity lived in New York at the same time I lived in New York. We all oh cross paths and she's smart she's sharp. She's gorge hilarious. Yes let's fit.
U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors
"The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Federal Prosecutors I have launched a criminal probe of opioid makers and distributors. The investigation aims to decide whether pharmaceutical companies intentionally allowed OPIOID painkillers to flood communities. This sort of criminal investigation is usually reserved for drug dealers and cartels so this is pretty major. If the investigation results in criminal charges it could be the biggest prosecution of drug companies. He's that have allegedly contributed to the OPIOID epidemic Akilah. What are the companies that are involved in this? And how far has this investigation gone already. Yeah so six. Companies have confirmed in in regulatory filings that they received a grand jury subpoenas from the US Attorney's office in the Eastern District of New York. There's probably more but we do know about Johnson Johnson. TV If a pharmaceutical industries and mckesson Corp Ammiel Pharmaceuticals Mellon crowd and resources. Bergen Corp they have better. Yeah without headed out. This is a criminal investigation instead of a civil one on the show. We've talked about the big civil case involving Purdue Pharma Company paid a two hundred seventy million dollar settlement and its legal battle against Oklahoma Tiba also agreed to pay that state eighty five million now shortly after those settlements Purdue Pharma filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy. What makes this case different than all those other ones? So according to legal experts that the Wall Street Journal spoke with criminal charges require prosecutors to prove an effort to willfully fully end intentionally avoid requirements like reporting signs. You know like suspicious orders. For example that could indicate the drugs were being used for non medical purposes under the controlled Substances Act whereas civil charges can be brought to executives and companies for failing to report those signs passively in other words. The attorneys Ernie's general have to prove these companies intentionally hid the red flags about how the drugs are being distributed and misuse and communities across the country Earlier this year when federal federal prosecutors filed similar but smaller criminal cases in Manhattan and Ohio against a pharmaceutical distributor and a couple of executives Manhattan. US Attorney Jeffrey Berman Said said quote executives of a pharmaceutical distributor and the distributor itself have been charged with drug trafficking wild. Yeah wow so. This is a big deal. And it's part of a movement towards reparations for communities that have dealt with this opioid crisis but what comes next question to your point about this being moved towards repairing what's been lost more than four hundred thousand Americans have died from overdoses from legal and illegal opioid since one thousand nine nine. That number comes from the some federal statistics six so obviously millions of dollars won't be enough ray. Several of the companies being investigated have already tried to reach settlements in the forty eight billion dollar range but if the ninety settlements from big tobacco or any kind of indication we should be looking in the hundreds of billions of dollars range much of the money one against big tobacco unfortunately went into budget gaps in different states rather than to you know rehabilitation and crisis services. So there's a lot to pay attention to with the money. How much of it is coming? And where exactly exactly the funds will go at the end of all of
NBA Reveals Refs Missed 17 Calls for Rockets, 11 for Warriors in Game 1
"About officials during the NBA playoffs is nothing new, but the rockets apparently took it to the next level yesterday. Preparing a report to show that the refs cost them a trip to the NBA finals last season. We'll see how all this noise about bad calls affects tonight's game two and the rest of this series. But there's no easy answer. When it comes to officiating. James harden, something we talked about yesterday at great length. He's physical. He's unorthodox. He draws. Contact. He likes contact. He's always going to get a lot of calls. But the question is is he getting the right calls. It's important to remember. None of this is new because players and coaches have been complaining forever. You can Google Tim Duncan Joey Crawford or watch Phil Jackson, Pat, Riley work, the officials, and if you think Hardin is hard to officiate imagine trying to officiate a game, which akilah Neil. There's no perfect solution here, and you can't blame the rockets for at least trying to gain an advantage here a tight competitive series, and it may come down to how it's called. And it won't be the first time for sport. That's very difficult to officiate Steve Kerr had a little bit of fun with this yesterday at his press conference. He had this to say about fouls Kolding game on the focus should be on. Team's plane. Extremely hard me watching the he'll bowl teams just got after and competed. But you know, we just watched the tape upstairs. You don't think there were ten calls. We thought we got fouled in this is out goes, and every coaching illegal tell you the same thing, you watch the tape, and you hope man, that's that's. It's the nature game. It's it's very very difficult to officiate an NBA game. There's all kinds of gray area. And you know in the modern game. You know, a lot of players have have gotten really good at deception creating contact. Okay. Steve Kerr thrown out some verbal bouquets their complementing the officials. How would he feel if they lost game one? You know, they missed a lot of calls out there. The NBA has this two minute video review were they look at the calls. They missed and they admitted that they miss him calls in this game. My problem with the the rockets is let's live in the now, let's not be looking back to game seven last year. I got a problem with that. You gotta be Golden State. And it's now it's not you know, you guys caused us the NBA finals last year. Okay. How did you guys shoot? You miss twenty seven consecutive three pointers in that game. Was that the officials? Yes, that's because they were fouled apparently apparently all of them. What do they shoot like eight for forty four from three point range in game seven last year on your home floor? Yes. You didn't have Chris Paul? You should've won that game. But don't live in the past. And if you wanna bring attention to this now now all of a sudden, you're going down into your basement into your lab, and you're looking at all this. Video and say look at all of these miss calls. You had. Okay. The officials. Are you saying the officials are favoring the Golden State Warriors? Are you saying that's what I want to hear are these just bad officials is their favouritism?
NFL Trade Rumors and Buzz
"And they're like what is the buzz about here? And I was like we'll Cuyler Murray's Wayne, but he's not even gonna test. Yeah, there there isn't mother isn't a there isn't one specific thing that people are really buzzing about I think there's a several position groups that are really interesting. I think the offensive linemen and the receivers have some really interesting players receivers, particularly there's like the whole spectrum of type of players. I mean, you've got decay Metcalf. You've got I came and then he got Markey's Brown, and like smaller shifty guys you've got AJ Brown who looks like a running back playing receiver. There's just all kinds of guys in. So there there's a lot of I think if you're if you're gonna say there's buzzer excitement about anything. It's it's watching receivers as watching the offensive lineman, obviously defensive lineman is going to be huge this week. Oh. Ed oliver. I think that was actually kind of an interesting thing this morning, he weighed in I think it to eighty seven. So that was a good way for him. That's plenty. Yeah. That's like more than what Aaron Donald waiting now. Obviously that's a comparison. That happens a lot. I don't think he's earned Donald. But he's a very good player very explosive and being at two eighty seven is a very good number for him. We'll see how he tests. I think that he over the next few days he could generate a lot of buzz of among the receivers. Is there anybody that you particularly like, it's just one of your guys? I think you came about a starting to he started to I I mean, I'm standing out to you a little bit. As things you've said to me in tweeted, I'm reticent to say, he's my guy because I there are worries with him in terms of drops and his like, he's just massively few look at his web chart on. Oh credible through the measurements. It's just he's like ninety eight th percentile in every day. Big, man. I think actually I heard that he set the record for wingspan at receiver position at the combine almost eighty four inch got. Yeah. So he's got an insane catch radius. I'm a little worried about like. You know, his ability to separate his his consistency as a catcher, but he has immense upside I'll put it that way like his ability to get behind. The defense is really good. He's really long strider really fast. So I wouldn't necessarily say he's like, you know, my pound the table guy. But I do like him a lot. I'm really interested to see how akilah Harry runs think. He's just kind of one of those guys that's really polarizing right now because we're from Arizona state. He he's a guy that is like really big physical super productive. But he's also sort like, there's he's kind of in the alshon Jeffery shor mold where you're like Kenny separate or is he gonna have to only sorta use his body in wind contested catches and things like that. I think he's going to be really interesting. The Stanford guy JJ JR Sega white said Whitehead is really interesting player. He's like form basketball player box out king. Like if you watch him they just throw it up into the end zone.
Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque
"A food ingredient along with edible food packing showers developing a protective but edible plastic coating for fruits and vegetables so how does it taste now then do you really want to know what this stuff is made of according to jau egg whites partly but also crustacean shells the shells of clams and crabs what did you thought turns out those shells contain anti microbial anti oxidant properties that not only protect food from 'bacterial like ecoli but also prevents it from going bad as rian vendors host hers ogg puts it we can't be throwing away less classic and aiding our way to a cleaner planet corwin hake komo news some tense moments aboard an alaska airlines flight monday flying across the country abc's alec stone has the story in this audio posted by passenger akilah hughes those on board or being advised how to get into brace position before making an emergency landing in albuquerque the alaska airlines eight three twenty was flying from new york to la when the faa albuquerque airport say there were fumes detected in the cockpit the plane made a routine landing and passengers were able to get off alex stone abc news money at twenty and fifty past the hour on komo news here's your komo propel insurance money update from abc news wall street not much movement in the markets before the historic trump kim jong un meeting in singapore the dow jones average added about seven points nasdaq more active rose fourteen more trade uncertainty after the president continued to criticize his g seven allies including canada saying he will now call fair trade full trade if it's not reciprocal he called trudeau dishonest and week on twitter german chancellor angela merkel saying trump's tweet disavowing a joint g seven statement was quote a little depressing andy field abc news now your political insights from abc news congress is keeping close watch on president from summit with north korean leader kim jong hoon gop senator lindsey graham donald trump is not going to pitch late so there's really only two options peace award democratic senator bob menendez we want him to succeed but i think success has it'd be defied not as a grand moment in which you say we have peace in our time when in fact we don't have the verifier will elements of a denuclearization democratic senators chris murphy and.
"Where's my brother?": Victim's kin describes Waffle House shooting chaos
"Patient privacy abc's jim ryan joining us with the latest on that waffle house shooting in tennessee and the arrest of the suspect in the case tim thanks so much textile one of those killed in the shooting akilah disil the his brother abadie was also at the waffle house and describes the scene i didn't really see to nineteen inches his shots and brand for cover i just kept hitting shots get closer and closer to where i was so i was really more that was really most of it were happened until we stop hearing the sound came in ran looking for my broken i can't find finally we're not everybody wearing out of the house wants everything was clear i went to the end of the park that i seen him this is too ran back in there to him and his girlfriend and they were both right there and they were both conscious talking to me police that he had was shot in the arm arm at the time so you know everything was going to be yes i didn't think he was gonna pass i would say six seven people being hit them flying in the air nine or confirmed dead more than a dozen injured toronto police services deputy chief peter yoon says van and driver have been located drivers in custody right now he's being investigated to the events that took place this afternoon and while the investigation is underway yoon has a request for the rest of us us the city of toronto pray for all victims and also says the charlie service in bringing this matter to a successful conclusion police are saying it's too soon to know if this was terrorism but they are working hard to find out komo news time is three twelve time for sports tom let's start with the seahawks because we we have some big moves ahead of us we got the draft coming up first round of the draft anyway on thursday charlie and then friday saturday so i think the draft goes for now four months.
Hero customer rushes Waffle House killer and rips away his assault-style rifle
"Remove any leans the they're looking for the suspect praising a man who stopped the rampage in telling us about the victims of this morning shootings at a waffle house new nashville that claimed four lives all of the victims are in their twenty taurean sandra lynn joe perez akilah silva and nursing twenty one year old woman from gallatin tennessee authorities are still working on notifying her family that she passed away in the shooting correspondent diane gallagher in nashville for twenty twenty nine year old suspect travis ranking remains at large the man who tackled the suspect inside the waffle house is being praised as a hero but james shaw junior says he was just trying to save himself it will be a busy week at the white house president trump welcomes french president mccrone tomorrow and hosts a state dinner for him tuesday on friday german chancellor angela merkel will visit the oval office and on friday elsewhere the presidents of north and south korea meet for the first time which might pave the way for a us north korea summit i'm richard johnson that is now over twenty trillion dollars what happens next rising inflation drops in the dollar's value some experts say another crashes coming you can fight this.
The Whitewashing of Winnie Mandela
"Most exciting radio talk show the savage nation home of borders language culture and here he is author of liberalism is a mental disorder trump's war and god faith and reason michael savage getting when awesome it is rock and roll monday night one of my favorite rock and roll songs by crain loved the song brings back terrible memories of a horrible time in san francisco and since i love to think about things i think about the song a as i drive dot california street today we're gonna talk about fake news fake history fake heroes we all know what fake news is just turn anything on we know what fake history is just look at the way they're lauding winnie mandela today wall street journal winnie months akilah on della antiapartheid campaigner for wife nelson mandela dies at eighty one not one mention of the fact that she was a woman who burn people alive nbc news south african antiapartheid stalwart winning mandela dies at eighty one bbc winning killer mandela antiapartheid campaigner dies at eighty one new york daily news activist and politician when he that will be like saying hitler activist and politician adolf hitler dies it's crazy l a times when he must akilah mandela antiapartheid activists and mother of the nation dies eighty eightyone it goes on and on they conveniently forget who this woman was and who she is because what she was is what she is not what the fake news makes her in one thousand nine hundred six with her then husband still in jail i'll be the man named nelson mandela she would endorse violent methods to achieve freedom for black south africans one coat of hers said we have no guns we have only stones boxes of matches and petrol she said that at a rally and so we to together hand in hand with our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country what did she mean by the necklace comment ccording to abc news necklacing was a method of torture and murder used on police informants or a tire filled with gasoline was forced around a person's arms and set on fire also to abc nineteen ninetyseven whitney mandela's bodyguard from nineteen hundred jerry richardson told south africa's truth and reconciliation committee that he'd beat tortured and.
"Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon running for NY governor against Andrew Cuomo
"For hamlin the lenzing rape production by an incredibly good theater company called the akilah theater company you like literature if you like people who get mentally constipated like shakespeare you like this production of hamlet we'll give away tickets a little later we'll talk to jill dixon at two o'clock you'll be here to talk about things food depot three o'clock our weekly conversation with simon practically ceo the santa fe chamber of commerce three thirty hour by monthly conversation with eric lucero new mexico workforce connections and four o'clock today we'll talk to the executive director of the nonprofit new energy economy marielle nana city once again attacked in the newspaper over the weekend and we're gonna get to that trust me we have a case to the crazies we have many cases of the crazy's going on and to me like many of the issues in new mexico like climate change and forest fires they're all connected all right couple breaking stories about ninety seconds ago this story broke after much speculation actress and activist cynthia nixon remember her from sex in the city she announced minutes ago she's officially entering the race for governor of new york he's going to primary the governor andrew cuomo cynthia nixon saying quote i love new york today i'm announcing my candidacy for governor she tweeted sexton city star will challenge democratic governor andrew cuomo in the democratic primary there's is in september she is forming a team of alumni new york political sphere including rebecca cats and bill hires worked on new york city mayor bill de blasio i campaign to help her ahead of the primary she's a winner of tony grammy emmys entertainers activists came together for the people say the union in january an alternative event to the president's state of the union see the knicks insane today our democracies under attack and we americans need to cherish and to fight for it here here the mother of three has also been vocal has been vocal about education issues and she has served on the blasios advisory board for the mayor's fund to advance new york city anyway just announcing a few minutes before we took the air she is going to well she's already in already announced that she's in the race for governor of new york and she will run against andrew cuomo september primary democratic primary brown for me.