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How Will the Next Oklahoma Senator Confront the McGirt Case?

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01:10 min | 3 months ago

How Will the Next Oklahoma Senator Confront the McGirt Case?

"Great to have you back. Alex is a member of the Nixon seminar. I've known him for a half dozen years. He was chief of staff at the National Security Council served four years in the Trump White House, as I said, a crowded field in Oklahoma, where I've got to ask you about the abortion decision, but I also want to know about the mcgirt decision and whether how much of that matter in this field, Alex grey. Well, I think the mcgurk case is not only the most important issue facing Oklahoma on day to today level. It's the most important issue. I think in determining the type of senator that oklahomans are going to have. And I say that because it's one of those issues where a lot of special interests who have been pushing candidates in the direction of the status quo. And right now the status quo is devastating for Oklahoma. You've got 18,000 cases. Criminal cases that have been pushed from state to federal court. And that means that the federal system is totally overwhelmed and they're unable to prosecute a huge number of cases in practicality that means that rapists and murderers are actually going unpunished and

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Is the United States Leading From Behind Again?

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01:12 min | 5 months ago

Is the United States Leading From Behind Again?

"Now Alex gray, I am curious if you, if you come to the same, it seems to me that Boris Johnson and Liz trust and the frontline states of Poland and others are leading from the front, and that the United States are leading from behind again. I think Joe Biden is actually last to everything in the effort to get Russia to stop. You agree with my assessment. Well, I agree completely that he's leading from behind. I mean, if you look at, again, to go back to the failure of deterrence and it's obviously continued after deterrence has failed. But by telling everyone what he will not do over and over again, the United States will not get involved. The United States will not implement a no fly zone, which I don't agree that we should have a no flight test. But by always telling our hand, showing our hand to the Putin over and over again, he's taken away any sense of what might be the United States as red line. And he's done something very similar to what president Obama did in Syria. And he's created he's created a policy mix where the United States has no leverage and where our allies are really left at Putin's mercy. I mean,

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05:53 min | 1 year ago

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"Thank you brian. It's a great question certainly we. We are all hoping that that is not going to but you're right. I think that we need to be prepared for everything at this point. Moving forward and you know. I think there's a few things I know one of the things talked about is we need. We need to be included. In the conversation people with disabilities and i think one of that starts with the data collection. I think that i'm not here in massachusetts in another place is so many of these decisions were made by data collection and oftentimes people are saying this group or that group is being hard hit by the pandemic and you know sadly when i looked at a lot of the dashboards it's not just here in massachusetts but around the country you know they would be measuring site age or by racer ethnicity or by gender but they weren't measuring by disability. And so. I think that was one of the clear things for me. You know moving forward. We need to be included in the conversation and data collection. Because when folks finally you know smaller groups nonprofits you know university sort of their standing on research. We found that you know folks with down syndrome. Were sadly dying at a rate higher than any other single category other than old age in terms of the pandemic. so you know. I think that's one thing right off. The bat disability needs to be measured. We need to be included. You know i think beyond that. I think we obviously need to ensure that has access to the medicine. Whatever that is you know in this case vaccines but whatever it is you know. We need to make sure that a these are being provided at places that are conveniently located out to public transportation for folks that are able to take that and you know maybe walk across the street to a center where being provided you know. We need to make sure that these are at sites that are you know..

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04:02 min | 1 year ago

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"So you know i. I wish i could say that. I was always able to together on the merits or get it on my credentials. But you know i think it was a combination of my competence like i. I had a degree. I had skills i had experienced but i you know i'll be honest. I think the connections always help as well. Yes what what. I call unlikely unlikely allies right you you get these connections through any way you can. That's part part of the part of the part of the challenge people about from all backgrounds benefit from networking and those unlikely allies. But i think they're just probably especially more important for people with disabilities. Yeah i think. That's right Jane are you there by shane or earth. On your you are jane. i swore at it. No i didn't. I've asaka didn't clear up. I was gonna get a different thing first of all alex ivan. Yes i'm rooting for you. So i'm in minnesota but you know what too bad yes. I appreciated that as you spoke. Your got more excited about what you were talking about. Wasn't just a program that you were doing. I felt included respected and exciting to help do something i y. Respond to the whole business of crossings are lived in a lot of different places and have opportunity in new braunfels texas who go after the city council until they got squared away with putting a putting crossing simple. Just a just doing the whole crossing at a major crossing where i crossed assault cited about that and i took engineers with me to see what that was like when they were horrified. You you want us to try to cross with sleep shades on why sure but see what you understand and that was a useful piece of that so i appreciate what you're doing. I really encourage you to contact other people who are working on those traffic issues. I know people in the pacific northwest. Who are working extremely hard to make some changes that will effectively improve pedestrian work anywhere. And i hope that you have some of those connections in your on your way. So that's i just wanted to make that comment. I'm glad to heard you today. And now i'm going to be quiet. Thank you thank you. Jane thank you jane for that comment. I appreciate it very generous of you to say and i certainly Heard your point in and accept your point that there is certainly The role of a good city. Councillor would be to take the time. And you know whether it's to call other cities or even travel out to them to see what they're doing and learn from them so point well taken by the way. The person who i know. Who's of this stuff is a guy named lucas frank from the seeing eye in morristown new jersey. Who's been spending. I think over thirty or forty years doing this stuff so if that is of interest. He's a good guy to get to nil. Thank you very much. I will certainly Take that down and follow up. I appreciate it a lot with child. Tell hi brian how are you. Hi good. i need to ask if you get it out. If you get into city council okay. Yeah elected tonsil. I wanna doll what you're going to do. I'm that pandemic preparedness for the disabled the flying the pandemic..

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03:55 min | 1 year ago

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"As something that impacts me you know in the fact that something that benefits somebody from. Who's death hearing that. That's not available. You know. I need to see that something that personally impacts our community that with and i think you know the more that we do To work with other disabilities to achieve our larger goals. I think the better we do in terms of like you said Being seen as a political force. I mean i know when the affordable care act was sort of at risk and i think it was twenty. Seventeen people with disabilities got together. And you know we're on mass at the capitol. And i think that's one example of when the power of the just the military community was seen And you know. I think for me in this campaign you know. I've tried very hard You know to to unifies best as we can you know. We have folks with all different backgrounds developmental disabilities. You know folks who use wheelchairs. I've talked to so many parents You know who have children with autism and so you know. I think we as a community as it can seem hard enough to be blind to times and i've certainly felt that way but you know i think we need to think beyond our specific disability in a more unified way and and i think if we were ever able to be you know a unified block of twenty five percent of the electorate i. I don't think people would have a choice but to be Check in with our or fear us if that if you will definitely a sleeping giant and i'd like to talk to you after. This is over about Presenting to our little lawyers group money if that's possible. Yeah so you can just email info at the ot l. x. g. r. a. y. dot com. And now we'll make sure someone gets back to you if that were recession email. So oh look okay. We're at and i hope they'll be begin. Work work steve. Jane europe nixon and someone iphone after jane but jane europe i i jane so alex i'm gonna ask you a question while and if if either one of you yourself yell loudly and we will stop the conversation but we are eager to hear your questions but So alex talk about how you got your first job out of college. Yes so i'll. I guess i would say so immediately after college. I did a yearlong volunteer program called the jesuit volunteer corps out in sacramento california. So that was sort of my first. You know nine to five type experience but obviously it was a little different you know it was like city year. Peace corps americorps. I guess my first you know job after law school was Working for governor duval patrick so that was a situation where i had some relationships with soaks that that worked in the administration. So you know. When i graduated from law school i had you know reach back to people in my life that i have positive experiences with folks that had been my supervisors when i was an intern or people that i had worked for over the summers while i was in college. And so you know. I think for me you know. It has always been sort of through networking and through sort of personal connections. That i i think i've been able to to find employment You know i think we all know. It can be hard for people with disabilities people who are blind. You know to find work. So i think that you know finding those people in your life sort of those mentors In my in my case it was a friend of mine named rosemary's you always open doors for me and you know gave me opportunities in terms of you know internships and then all the way to my time Working in the state house for governor patrick..

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03:18 min | 1 year ago

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"They were buying yup. I'm problem and then i'm going to address the play when When we drop them off. Marcy is one of our superstars. Well thank you marcy and It's always important to have those volunteers absolutely true absolutely more people. I'm sure you have a lot of volunteers helping you out alex. I'm sure you folks wanting to know the volunteers are the backbone of the campaign. No doubt about it. These also have braille all. I often seen the braille on these cards. I confirm i believe we believe that they will have some braille on the me. I think we've I've been putting them on our palm cards and on our postcards so i might have arthritis by the end of this campaign. 'cause i think i thought about ten thousand cards but i think it's important. Yeah ray any other. We have seen three or four. More people for up is phone number ending in eight forty four. You are muted Do you hear me. Yes steve mendelson. Yes right alex Hi i'm with the recreation visually impaired attorneys. I'm particularly faded. Both whether you're running for office and they later going to invite you to address conference on monday if well but my question right now has to do With what would be required. Or why isn't the case that Disability has become a political issue in the way that Racer gender Has been and i think. Part of the reason is because so many people with disabilities actively reject self-identification asking people disabilities. And i'm wondering if you're a campaign has any effect where was likely to have any effect your view in In bringing people to a more positive and more activists conscious of their disability in relation to what government and participation political process can do for them. Steve no thank you for the equestrian. It's a really important one i you know. I think there's a few factors. I think that as i said you know. The disability community is the largest demographic minority in america. You know probably about twenty five. Twenty six percent of adults from the best that i can tell have one form of a disability or another but i think we all know the reality of those values are very different. Right whether you're blind or you have a chronic illness or use a wheelchair or whatever the case is you know the reality and the needs that you have as a result of that are very different and so you know while you know a very small percentage of of people. Have you know any one of these individual conditions you know. I think we as a group are best when we are unified right and i think whether the fact that there isn't a wheelchair ramp in a building. Now that doesn't it's not something at this point in my life that i need somebody who's blind. I'm able to climb stairs. But i need to see that as something that impacts me you know in the fact that something that benefits somebody from. Who's death hearing that. That's not available. You know..

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04:00 min | 1 year ago

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"A. l. e. g. r. a. y. dot com awesome. So you know if folks have Things on there that they're having trouble. If i use jaws and i've been able to navigate it like i said we've You know tried to put all text up and captions and things of that nature but you know if we miss something certainly open You know reach out and let us know and we'll do our best to make a better. Did you study any. Ada line school. I didn't personally know. So what was your specialty in law school. If there is such a thing is in law. School there is You know there are some tracks that folks will go on. It's not like undergrad. Where you're an english major or biology major. I took classes probably primarily in the realm of i'd say public policy and legislation You know took some classes in that world you know. Municipal law policy legislation. So i guess in the government and kind of legislative around okay ray any other race hands we do. We have phone number ending in thank eight six eight they flow next eight six eight four number ending eight six eight marsh. Marcy marcy are you with us. Maybe is this My friend marcy. That i've run into a very i am hi. It's okay whatever. Sorry about that. That's okay We would talk in the other day about you. Know the boxes and making route you know changeable and I was thinking you know My offset intersection. When you craw do you think they could make it look downtown crossing you know how they have the which is in the in the street. You know what. I'm talking about I'm not soaked. No you know downtown. Crossing they have the bomb they. Oh you're talking about like the tactile Yeah yes a great question. I mean it certainly if If i'm so fortunate to elektra marcy moser type get elected I think constituent services is so important in You know like hearing from folks like yourself and you know. Because i think that's the stuff that folks don't know unless people call and tell them right. Yeah true and i mean like you know they put the like. We were talking about the the light. You know the to put the light back for me. So i can hear go across the street because i can't depend on that light to see it because once vote. I can't see anything. I'm blind dole's no yeah no thank you. I appreciate that and again. These are the types of concerns. That i think i had never met marcy and we i just randomly knocked on her door and You know you share some concerns with me about you know yeah ways to bring some disability services into your neighborhood which i thought was a really good idea so i you know we. We've knocked. I think about closing it on about eight thousand doors. We made over a thousand phone calls. So you know. We're trying really hard to connect with voters sort of whether at either on the phones or up their doors and you know these are the conversations were having i..

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04:55 min | 1 year ago

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"I think that we have a lot of problems that we have to deal with in our world. And i think that like i said that a lot of people in leadership have a lot in their played. It's easy for things to fall off. And i think disability Sometimes falls off folks plates and you know can be kinda left out of the conversation so you know for me to have it. Come up door after door hearing the personal stories of you know a wife or a niece or a child or best friend growing up and makes it very clear to me that it's an issue that is very important to boston. How often is you campaign. when you're campaigning in person do you get the sense that people people are sort of uncomfortable as having a city council councilman. Who's blind. you get the sense. Sometimes that they're sort of question. Your your competence. It's a great question you know. I don't know that folks are are questioning competence and you know some of that might be. I'm often leading with my work for mayor. Walsh and governor. Patrick so i try to lead with that just to let folks know that you know have a resume and i have a background that i'm running on. Certainly you know. I'd be lying if i didn't say that a lot of folks you know they'd be careful on the stairs or on the stairs. Grab the railing. So the certain amount. I think of just you know. People may not have had a blind person on their front dak or know on their stoop. So there is that there is the reality of that. I would say so. How does that work. I mean when you're going door to door you go by yourself. You have assistance. How does how does that work. Yeah i mean you know. I think most candidates that that i know for the type of brace staff and we have a camp. We have a team of folks that you know we have hired so Whether it's my campaign manager or you know our interns or fellows volunteers i i will go out with somebody and i think that's the case quite honestly for most of the candidates running in this race or running for mayor. Because you know. I think that You know it's always good to have another person there so that you know if something comes up They're recording it in. You know they're texting it or emailing it to the appropriate person so you know in terms of like going out with another person that i think that's pretty standard for a candidate running for at large here in boston now..

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04:13 min | 1 year ago

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"So you know. I think it would be To the you know any cities. Boston in any Cities benefit including boston. You know to have that background of somebody with disability. Because i think you know while others. I'm sure are supportive of it interested in. They've got so much on their plate and it's easy for things to fall off alex. Just make sure that if any new signals are installed make sure they're not chirping birds. Yeah nothing's really well. It's not that heater. I went to my class reunion. Back in two thousand seventeen and we crossed watertown square and of course watertown square has a number of audible signals. Because it's near erkan for the blind. They have chirping birds. The problem with chirping birds. They sound like real chirping birds and i discovered then that day and i'm like isn't this dangerous the chirping chirping overhead and some buddy maybe not many of us but some people may be confused. They don't know whether that's the mechanical chirping bird chirping. I hope they do away with the mechanical chirping bird. They are annoying. And you're right bob. So alex i turn a quarter to talk about. Your experiences is managing everything you've managed workwise and home lies two as a blind person. So talk about the combinations. You had doing the work you've done and the challenges you've experienced. I've overcome them yet. Thank you for that. you know. i think i was always fortunate You know going through the public schools. They had very strong vision teacher and a teacher aide always pushed me to do things independently. And you know. I've benefited from that. I i'll be honest. I probably was stubborn as a teenager and wasn't always the most patient or you know understanding person. But i think benefited you know. I've i use a white cane to get around. I i use jaws software on my computer. I have a a phone. An iphone with voiceover they use and Is there other things they used from time to time..

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05:03 min | 1 year ago

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"I think that It will be interesting and you know hopeful that we can continue to push forward in a in a pretty good budget But you know. I think if third anything from the first or second week of march twenty twenty is that you know we sort of always have to be aware that things can change awfully quickly. What what other. Quick question that. Bob i promise off. Shut up and with your background and homelessness. I hear lots of things about people not being able to pay their rent and right. Now there's rent moratorium. Which is i understand is going to fire at the end of this month or next month. Mike quite sure what it is but with your back with homeless what. What are your thoughts about. What's going to happen when that moratorium ends if people can't pay their rents and landlords want their money What do you what do you think about what do you what policy locations says that hold. It's a big concern. There's no doubt about it. I think the city You know at the in the last weeks of Mayor walsh time. Before he transitioned to dc and under our current mayor janey has invested a lot of money into rental relief To to help renters sort of bridge that gap when you know. They don't have the money that they need to cover the rent. You know so. I think that's one part of it. I think you know the city needs to do. Its part in terms of providing some resources to folks. You know whether it's you know two hundred dollars a few thousand dollars To bridge that gap And i think the second thing is Right to counsel you know. I think that the eviction process is a very confusing one You know. I went to law school and and i still find it a little bit complicated. You know here in massachusetts. Only a judge can to It's not a landlord. So i think that the one resource that we can obviously provide to. Our renters is a right to counsel and there is some money in the city that goes towards that. Because i just think the worst thing that can happen. Is that a few hundred dollars to afford. A lawyer is not available by a renter and they have to leave their property because they don't know their rights or you know a lawyer could maybe negotiate A slightly smaller rent over longer periods of time. You know there's things that can be done But you know when folks don't know their rights or they don't have a lawyer often times You know they're not taking advantage of and don't forget to landlords. I know it's easy to you. Know to make fun of landlords but they have their their their challenges to of course. They're they're stuck in some ways in this in the similar situations the renters. It's a great point and we've got a lot of good landlords in boston. You know that are You know helping out whether that's in our efforts to move people away from our shelter system in terms of homelessness.

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05:30 min | 1 year ago

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"Tourism in our hospitality is really a gateway profession for so many are immigrant population You know people with disabilities communities of color. So i think that's going to be crucial and i could go on. I could probably sell your whole hour with this but you know we need to make sure. The schools open successfully in september. In a way that you know makes our teachers feel comfortable and our parents feel comfortable and you know. I think that we need to also adapt because they think that in a while traditional classroom with we'll play a bigger role moving forward than it did during the pandemic. I think we all know that you know some degree of virtual learning. Whether that's you know during snow days or you know over our summers. It's gonna play a role so i think that making sure people have access to technology making sure boston has over. Fifty four thousand students in twenty one percent of them have individualized education plans. Meaning there in the special education community so that you know nearly ten thousand students. We need to make sure that they have the resources that they need to succeed. Not just in the classroom but at home so those those are certainly three areas guys. I'd be happy to keep going. But i want to be respectful of your time so so help me. Something i mean. Obviously these are really important. Things you've talked in very general terms. What specifically is your role in all this if you were to get elected. What is your functional. This how how do you as an individual council person work to things. Yes so. I mean the role of a boston city councillor. And i'm sure this is true of city. Councils around the country is sort of two part right. The first is to deliver the best constituent services that you possibly can so you know. We city councillors here in boston. We are the closest link that people have to government so whether that is trying to understand The this the schools in where their students you know their children might Attended in the in the fall. Or whether that's simple things like you know your trash wasn't collected today or there's a pothole at the end of your block. You know answering those questions Is a really big part of it. You know helping people navigate the system. We have great programs in our city like the tuition free community college plan. But you know making sure that when you were talking to residents that they know about it So that's one thing the constituent services. Which i i'm a big believer in. I believe that you know you may not always think when you're talking on the phone with someone that it's an important matter but what i've come to realize in working in government and constituent services if somebody takes the time to pick up the phone and call you. It's i'm about ninety nine percent. Sure it's the most important thing to that person on that day. So you know making sure that you're respectful and helping them answer questions. Importing the resources. That's one part. And then you know the second part is more of a policy making part you know. The city council currently has the authority to accept or reject the mayor's budget So really you have authority over what..

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04:28 min | 1 year ago

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"It's with homeless or education or with transportation or with job prep a and whatever else have forgotten Can you talk about how disability intersects with all those things a great point you know obviously somewhere in the vicinity of. I think it's now more than one. Out of four adults in america have some form of disability so just by nature of the sheer numbers of being the largest demographic minority america. You know it's it's gonna play a role in it right and when we talk about obviously transportation you know i think that Expanding options like. I did in the fairmont commuter. Rail line was a real plus for people with disabilities that lived in the neighborhoods You know specifically here in boston dorchester. Madda pan in hyde park. You know folks that really didn't have reliable and efficient public transportation to get from point eight point And you know. I think when we talk about You know tuition free community college. The work that i've done there you know. There's a lot of intersection in terms of you know always just being able to to think from the perspective of somebody with disabilities just to make sure that things are being thought about in terms of are the forms to be filled out accessible. Or you know if how do we get the materials to prospective students and accessible way as we all know who are blind. You know that's easier and easier to do. Every year you know with email intellect chronic versions of things so you know so much of You know the work around. Accessibility gets easier to do every year But it just takes somebody that can think about it ahead of time and give people the resources and point them in the right direction that makes that makes a lot of sense so you mentioned several times about kovin right and how. It's been a really difficult year. And i'm sure you are well aware that it's been in some cases a lot harder for some people disabilities so now we're sort of coming out of it..

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04:52 min | 1 year ago

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"So are you running at large or as a ward councillor running at large so you know the the the The challenge in at large is your running in every single corner every single nuking cranny in the city You know the advantage of it is that people can vote up to four times so it's it's a challenge and then there's the opportunity of you don't have to be as i like to joke on a lot of the doors that i not. I don't have to be your favorite but at the honor to be in your top four so the as coming up in a week or so give or take. What is your message to the boss. The boston residents and the disability community about is is the the turns. Thirty one words at functioning. Well were might improve. What do you think the needs these days. Well certainly i am grateful for the work that people have done. You know to get the ada and other pieces of legislation passed. I think the work you know. I'm thirty seven years old. I started to go blind when i was eight. Which was you know. Two years after the. Ada is passed so literally benefited every single day of my life From the things that were included in the and you know there's still work to go obviously on access physical access access to technology. But you know for me. I think we can't just stop at access when we talk about. You know whether it's textbooks or you know physical accessibility to rams. You know we really need to push the envelope to that next level right and we need to talk about employment as we know. The numbers for people with disabilities in terms of unemployment are far too high. And i think that the average person doesn't realize that and you know. I think when we talk about Programs you know they give preferences to hiring you know they give preferences to contracts you know we talk a lot and we need to about other groups women communities of color so on and so forth and you know for me. I think it's really important that we start to include you know people with disabilities in that conversation. Because i think the need is most certainly there and you know i think we can all agree that you know in a time when you know. The world needs empathy after a pandemic and four years of sort of tumultuous politics know find people people with disabilities we have reservoirs of Embassy you know we talk a lot about adaptability innovation coming out of the pandemic. And i don't know of a more innovative and adaptable group. People in my life..

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05:38 min | 1 year ago

"alex grey" Discussed on Your Own Pay

"Click on those and you will see all of our archives programs from latest to earliest maher c. jackie. And thank you ray in the rest of the game from making us look good. The city of boston is about to have a city council race. It is the year to elect city councillors or to reelect old once. We have a gentleman on the program. Today who is working on being the second blind man to become a city councillor in american history or at least that's what i was told by his campaign. I didn't get the name of the first one. I will ask him later on in the interview but before we get to that. Let me welcome mr alex gray. A blind city council candidate from boston massachusetts. First of all alex. Congratulations on your efforts to become a city council member and welcome to win perspective while thank you to both of you for having me. It's a really a pleasure and Excited to dive into this conversation on. I'm sure you're excited to dive into the the elements which involve the city council as well. Otherwise you wouldn't be running out lutely. So alex looked profits you to run for city council you know. I think that you know. I've been fortunate in my career that the work that i've done has brought me into every single neighborhood of boston. I started after. I graduated from boston. College working. On issues of housing and homelessness. I went to suffolk law. School had the chance to work for former governor develop patrick on issues of transportation and public safety and it was so fortunate to work for him when he launched are really most recent commuter rail line in three of the door Neighborhoods here in boston. And then you know for the past. Seven years i've worked for mayor. Marty walsh was obviously now our secretary of labor in so you know. I've worked in every single neighborhood so i knew from a work perspective and policy perspective. I had a lot to offer. And then you know. I think on a personal level and perhaps equally important. I think we've all felt that. So many groups have been hit hard by the pandemic and i think we can all agree that the disability community is included in that and i just felt like when we talk about cities like boston. How we're going to recover how we're going to rebuild from the pandemic. I just thought it was so important that you know. The disability community had a seat at the table when we talk about what it is. We want our city moving forward alex. You mentioned why shouldn't say you your campaign representative mentioned when he first introduced himself to me that there is another or was another blind city council person in history. Do you know who that happens to be. 'cause i don't so you know i we've been asked this question and a bunch of different ways in you know. I don't know that there's a definitive answer. As to the number of a blind city councillors there been in history my understanding his second. I you know what. I what i do know to be true. Based on what. I've heard is that there is a another Female serving as a city councillor. I believe it's in colorado springs colorado. So maybe that maybe. That's what was said but yeah so i..

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"alex grey" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"alex grey" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"To melt all over again because we've got a high pushing 40 clear out there tomorrow night with a low near 23 in Boston Teens if you're north and West and we wrap up the work week on Friday with another storm system coming in a mixture of rain and snow, mostly in the afternoon with a high near 42. Right now in Worcester seem cloudy skies where 29 degrees 33, north of town in and over south of town of 35 on the vineyard Right now, in Boston at 605. It's cloudy and 34 Left City Hall Today, the Boston City Council approved a brand new home rule petition. It's allows the city to avoid a special election. Once Mayor Marty Walsh takes off to D. C As many as four election days to preliminaries to generals prior to November. Sounds like a bit much too many. In the midst of a pandemic in a fiscal crisis, so the city is agreeing to skip the special. There was some controversy over if the counselors who are already declared candidates, Aundre a. Campbell, Michelle Woo and Anissa Asami, George Should have sat this one out. Here's how they vote concert. Campbell yes, and counter savvy dork. Present and absolute room Council Woo Yes, Madam President Docket, 0155 has received well votes in the affirmative and one president. Eventually, the state Legislature will have to sign off on this Karen Regal WBZ. Boston's NewsRadio. Speaking of the City Council, a man from Jamaica Plain, now says he is in the running for one of the at large seats. Alex Gray. Listen, Jamaica plain with his wife. You might have heard his name before he's done some work with the Patrick in the Walsh administration's. He's Boston College in Suffolk Law grad and he's also blind, he tells.

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"alex grey" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"alex grey" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Plan to bring Copan shots to the office. Making progress for the first time in weeks, the number of active pulled the cases in the Commonwealth falling below $70,000. And in his first White House interviews since taking office President Joe Biden says his family will have no role whatsoever in the government. The AP saga Bugatti with a later the president says he and his wife were pop and Nana will always be available for the family, but no relatives will be involved in any government undertaking or foreign policy. In excerpts of a People magazine interview, The president again draws a contrast with Donald Trump, whose eldest daughter and son in law were senior advisers. The president says no family members haven't office in this place. One does have a crib, though. Beau Biden junior, the president's youngest grandchild can sleep upstairs in the family residence. Saga room agony. Washington Busy day in Washington right now members of Congress, including the speaker, speaker Pelosi honoring the Capitol Hill officer Brian Sick, Nick, who died on January 6 defending the nation's capital, and Democrats are readying their case against former President Donald Trump, who's second impeachment trial begins in the Senate next week. Here's a B C's faith of booby with more. In the 80 page brief filed Tuesday, Democrats referencing Trump's own words just before the insurrection. You'll never take back our country with weakness, saying after his failed efforts to overturn the presidential election, he worked the mob into a frenzy and aimed them like a loaded cannon down Pennsylvania Avenue. If you don't fight like hell, you're not gonna have a country anymore. The president's legal team directly pushing back in their own 14 page response, denying That Trump violated his oath of office lost, suggesting an impeachment trial to convict a former president is unconstitutional. Politico is reporting this hour that House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy is leaning towards removing Newly minted congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. She's from Georgia. From an important position, the House Education and Labor Committee unless she steps down on her own, or she apologizes, make power with more green has come under fire by Republicans and Democrats. She's engaged in sedition. Spread baseless conspiracy theories, even claiming that the sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings were staged. Political says that during a two hour meeting Tuesday night with Greene McCarthy explain that her controversial past statements were coming to a head. The problem, McCarthy told her Democrats are threatening to force a vote to remove her from committees, and that puts the entire GOP conference in a bad spot, according to their sources. Political says the room agreed the House vote on this issue would be catastrophic politically for their members, who are already angry at being associated with greens statements. Mike Power. Alex Gray is making history running to be Boston's first blind city councilor. Gray is also the only blind elected official in Massachusetts. And he told WBZ TV that for people with disabilities, I think it's time his campaign has already catching fire, breaking an early fundraising record of nearly $40,000. If he wins, his top priority is to help the city recover from the pandemic and make Boston more accessible to people with disabilities. He feels his disability, which she started developing around the age of eight from a genetic condition has taught him a very valuable skill as a politician. Listen to what people need. Poll numbers drop for California's Democratic governor as a recall petitions started by Republicans prior to the pandemic continues to circulate if he's Julie Walker, with more on this whole, released yesterday by the Public Policy Institute of California, found just over half of the state's residents 54% approve of how Governor Gavin Newsom is handling the job, suggesting the recall effort still has an uphill climb. But that's down from 65% in May at the height of his approval. Among Democrats. He's dropped from 86% support in May. 2 71%, now about half of the independent support him and just 16% of Republicans approved the pole. Did not ask about the recall. I'm Julie Walker. Fiat, Chrysler, Toyota and Subaru just the latest automakers to stop supporting President Trump's anti environment measures. Alisa's, he explains. These automakers joined General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda and the National Automobile Dealers Association in a tweet yesterday. California Governor Gavin Newsom thank the.

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"alex grey" Discussed on Thoth-Hermes Podcast

Thoth-Hermes Podcast

04:22 min | 2 years ago

"alex grey" Discussed on Thoth-Hermes Podcast

"Beat Knicks and he continued along that path for quite a few years. So that the sixties in the second Alex Sixties managed to catch up with him. And you look at some of his works from nineteen fifty fifty two. I got that wrong from nineteen fifty eight nineteen sixty nineteen sixty two. And you're amazed at how. This imagery appears psychedelic in a period. That was pre psychedelic once the culture caught up with them in nineteen sixty six sixty seven sixty eight than they were definitely riding a wave for us Here we are in the year. Twenty twenty t cannabis is slowly reemerging in our culture. Lsd and other forms is still considered to be against the law or underground For Visionary Artists No taboo against pursuing gyms or psychedelics but You the only taboo I would say is to think that visions arise exclusively through psychedelics. Bad that when it becomes this label of all while everything they do is Psychedelic Bats. Where visionary artists to step back a little bit and say no we have no problem with psychedelics. They're fascinating but it's not the only door pass leading to write. Parked can be part of awareness are not awareness so to speak and I used the word hallucinogens. Part of the experience can be sure of. It can be revelatory and his double-edged Sword of distinguishing between the hallucination and the revelation which is always a a difficult saying but but that that is also just you have to accept that there are inositol emits. The same thing there are forces which of illusion which are trying to trick us and there's also the divine which is trying to reach through and you're trying to read through the illusion to the divine so so there's always both sides in the process right now. This is a European cost of course but eighty five percent probably of our audience. Our North American fantastic realism as such is a very European Central European naming for an art form. Visionary Artists Bit more global but How would you guide? And also American person who is interested in insead being that type of are experiencing more to speak that type of in North America. What what does he or she has to look for. That's where the Internet has been out great friends than probably propelled visionary art into a global movement. So there are physical places where you can go in the hubs in the USA are mostly Los Angeles New York in Colorado where there are galleries in for example in New York. There's something called the chapel of sacred Alex Gray and they are not just creating a space to house the collection of their own works but also a visionary art in general and the so we in Vienna here at the Academy Visionary Yard where also important place where you could see visionary works of art up close the actual paintings themselves. Otherwise there's exhibitions life paintings. It's very active is just a it is not You won't access it. Through television or radio. He will access it through podcasts. Through Internet connections and things like that you know we are about the equivalent in North America of that particular style. I hate that word. But you know I would say that It's.

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"alex grey" Discussed on The Culture of Being

The Culture of Being

02:46 min | 2 years ago

"alex grey" Discussed on The Culture of Being

"Little drafting. A house built inland. That's always been my follow like even use an easel leg. I have such a hard time drawing like like on the link with A. I penguin right there. Yeah Clark gun the over it. Yeah the people who made that movie. Rio used one of those tire drafting board and everything. I remember that was in office success. I just made it on the surface. That's an old one now with iced always believed that digital art was like a cheat or something like easy. That's what I always used to be made for you. Template template and then I downloaded fucking like adobe illustrator and I started fucking with. It was like okay. This is hard. Shit wow people who make stuff on this sleep. Wow this is crazy. Hard for a lot of this artist called Salvia droid and he's on instagram. And I actually When Shane Moss brought up a bunch of pictures like those rows of pictures like Alex? Grey's our work instead of his three of his own their salvage Roydon. He does live videos videos on instagram. And stuff where he's like using is like illustrator whatever program he uses like going into all these little details like like he probably spends sixty seventy hours like working out with the first time. I saw his work. This is what I wanted Alien Space Baby Solo. That was like my vision on on it. You know Mike you know. He's definitely worth checking out. Millions a strange he's been working on. VR like rooms that you can walk into completely like well. DMZ worlds like. That is supposed to be our before. I I played around on it. You know I've only had the one that poke in like I can do that but I really wanted to. Try that. H. T. V.. I do my little brother. He bought the oculus quest Oculus built-in screen he bought the oculus rift You put on this headset with these two. These two eye holes you stick. Your fucking is in and it's like it looks weird. It's like this trippy looking glass. It doesn't even look like regular glass bubbles in in an ship but once you put your eyes on there you can see like the depth and you're like inside it feels like you're in there so I can imagine the emt trip art thing inside of that so that is going to be the next big thing believe Believe that you're going to be able to put on your oculus after whatever and you're going to be able to go and tour an art gallery.

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"alex grey" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:18 min | 3 years ago

"alex grey" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Go to the is and all the meridians goes through the heart. So when you can look from a place of your is in your heart, then you can attain this place of greater vision. We interview a lot of people Mark on the program who are remote viewers. They literally can see things without there is tapping into something that's out there. Have you ever looked at that part of it too? Oh, totally totally many many years ago. I I went I took a course in remote viewing the longtime ago with David Morehouse. Oh, yeah. He's great. Oh, yeah. Yeah. See I'm looking at big in a big way as as you are too. I love that's why I was so excited to be on your show. And then I also went to a conference many years ago on psychic children, and you have these children called the indigo children. Sure. Yeah. Vibrating? What's indigo? Indigo is the color of the third eye of the purple, and they are seeing and connecting on this energetic. Holographic way of seeing the world in this way, that we don't need even know that we don't even know that we see. And what's exciting to me about remote viewing? And those kind of things that we are only using maybe less than five percent of our vision in the real world. So when you can access the energetic vision because we just don't see from our eyes, we see from a whole body and energetics, one of my people, I know very well, Alex gray fig Inari artist. If you look at some of his art this eyeballs all over his body. Spooky wise in the kitchen. Yeah. Cares. Very weird picture sometimes. Yeah. Yeah. So so remote viewing basically I feel. You're just you're you are basically using your mind as a antenna to be able to see from different places in the world. Off topic for a minute here, Mark. But do you remember that story a couple years ago that came out of Japan were a number of Japanese kids who would watch a video game were mesmerized almost hypnotized? They went into a different trance state because some flashing of the video. Had you ever heard of that? No. But it it makes perfect sense to me. I mean, the fact that you know, when you go into hypnosis when a different brainwave pattern, and what happens is when you can when you're having different slashing of lights, it can create a different brainwave pattern and get you into a trance state, and who knows what's going to happen in that trance state. So it makes perfect sense to me a little bit later on in the program. Blue light emitted by computers and cellphones and how they're affecting is. And even the brain we're gonna come back in just a moment with Dr Marc Grossman is work is called natural. I care is website is linked up at coast to coast AM dot com. It will continue talking about the is being of course, the windows to the soul in just a moment on coast to coast AM. Here's our first emerging artists the drift away from o'fallon Missouri with the song your window. Find out more about tonight's guest. Log on to coast to coast AM dot com. News, traffic.

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