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Oklahoma investigators identify body as missing 4-year-old
"Oklahoma's chief medical examiner has positively identified a body found earlier this month as that of a four year old girl. The body has been identified as four year old Athena brownfield, who investigators allege was beaten to death on Christmas Day by the man who was supposed to be taking care of her, but the girl wasn't reported missing until January 10th when a postal carrier found her 5 year old sister alone outside the home of Ivan and elissa Adams and surreal about 70 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. The four year old's body was found 7 days later, buried on property the atoms is used to own about 21 miles away. 36 year old Ivan Adams was arrested in Arizona on charges of murder and child neglect. His wife is charged with two counts of child neglect. I'm Donna warder
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Man faces murder charge in case of missing Oklahoma girl, 4
"Authorities are charging an Oklahoma man with murder in connection with the disappearance of a four year old girl reported missing on Tuesday. 36 year old Ivan Adams and his wife were caring for two young sisters. When one of them was found wandering alone outside the Adams home in surreal, Oklahoma Monday four year old Athena brownfield was not with her sister and police launched a search. Ivan Adams was in Arizona when he was arrested for a child neglect in the case and now he's been charged with murder and waived extradition back to Oklahoma. His wife Alicia is charged with child neglect. Authorities from around the region are still searching for the missing girl using a helicopter boats and all terrain vehicles, Athena brownfield was last seen wearing a hoodie with a butterfly design when she disappeared. I'm Jackie Quinn
Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror
"athena" Discussed on Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror
"Yes, Athena again, another one of my favorite goddesses. But almost the opposite to Aphrodite and that she was always desexualized. And she was always like, you know, in armor and not particularly pretty and very upright and prim and I'm like, can't you just be a bit feminine at the same time? There's a problem with the Greek gods, and I can see why they're like that. But it can be so frustrating, reading them from a modern perspective to look at them and go, my God, you're so two dimensional. Well, I think what's interesting about both Athena and to a certain extent Artemis, the kind of virgin gods, is that in many ways virginity is the shield, it's the shield almost more than the sword and the spear. There is a deep seated cultural horror about the idea of, oh, you raped a virgin. That's an unforgivable sin, whereas if you're Aphrodite, it's fair game because clearly this is a sexual woman, so it doesn't matter what you do to her. Being virginal is probably the single greatest protection these two goddesses have against being assaulted by their kin. And so actually, it's very possible to imagine a whole world of sexuality, a whole world of desire beneath their very kind of cold, outward exteriors. But the exterior is the protection. At the other end of the idea of the bimbo and that sludge kind of all these words used to describe sexual women and Aphrodite in particular. At the other end, there's this other poisonous word in society which is frigid, but it doesn't acknowledge the fact that both of these things being sexually outgoing and also being sexually incredibly tightly contained can be defenses and can be shields and can be things that women have used to survive. And so I think my take on Athena is very much that she has to be so deep feminized because it's the only way she is safe and the only way she's taken seriously.
Talk Is Jericho
"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"It's weird, but at the same time I'm like, yes, finally. Right. Just sometimes you have to embrace it versus like trying to defend yourself because like honestly, if I would have defended myself on any level, people were going to believe what they want to believe. People are going to say what they want to say. Me saying my opinion, my two cents on the matter. Even when stuff hit dirt sheets or whatever like that, people still have their opinion, but they did watch that next show. They did see what was going to happen next. So it's about growing and making something memorable because honestly, I really do think Jodi threat for making Athena Athena again. And maybe one day I will get back to it, but you know, without her, this wouldn't have happened. And it's just like the whole discourse thing, which is such a professional word for bullshit. It's just crazy because I just want to show people what I can do. And we go out there, we entertain. It doesn't matter how hard we hit each other. Oh, I hit my Friends harder than I hit Jodi thread. Right. You know what I mean? And I can take it as well as I put it out there. So to me, sometimes it's a little irritating because you have the fans that want to be more than fans that think that they know every little intricate detail of what we do. And it's like, cool, if you want to know, hop in a ring, I'll show you. Yeah. Come on, come on through. Let's do it. Last two questions for you quickly. Talk about the wings. Did you make those? No, I wish I did. They're so cool. I just love these butterfly dragonfly wings and come up behind you at school. So when I was thinking goddess, I was like, what a guide tag. It's okay. Cool. Well, I don't want just angelic wings because I'm the falling goddess and I really kind of got into cyberpunk Mad Max stuff and it was just kind of like, man, what can I do this different? And like honestly, midnight searches on Etsy are the worst thing for me now. But that's literally how they came about. I found a vendor, he custom made me a set like I sent him everything that I wanted, and then I made the jacket and the vest that goes with it. And I accidentally threw them too hard one night and broke them. So I had Jade destroy the first set. Oh, that's why. But I had, 'cause I couldn't crank them open anymore. And I was like, let's get a sledgehammer. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You know? And I was like, you know, we have the single going on. Let's do it, you know? And then but I had already had my eye on the second pair. You know, that open and shot. And I just want these cool wicked wings, which I just retired. I know you're gonna hate that. They're done. They were tired, they were tired. The retired for now. I want to do something different. I'm the light of Jackie guy. There comes a time when you gotta move on to the next thing. Well, I'm gonna be the light up jacket girl now. LED shirts are my favorite things. I'm actually working on this. Oh, they're impossible. Trust me, I had an LED strip jacket. That thing worked maybe once out of ten. Hopefully the technology is advanced. So the first couple I made were absolutely dreadful. Yeah. You get one use that is done. You throw it the wrong way. It bends the wrong way. It's so fragile. Yeah. So I kind of figure out how I have to do it now, but I've made 7. Oh, nice. But light up. I've only worn one on TV. When you have one that you're going to wear, I would like to see it because I like to compare it to the one I have. Yeah, yeah. For sure. It's my first one's role wired. And then I try to a digital LED one and like I said, it was quite the hassle for me. So the one I did for Ring of Honor, I actually put LED screens all over. Oh, cool. I didn't see that. I actually have it here, I can show you later, but yeah, that was like, I wanted to do a play on a movie, but then just be a troll at the same time. I think now my thing is going to be LED boards. Nice. On my jackets. That's cool. 'cause I can program and say, well, do it. Yeah, exactly. Oh yeah, you can do a little letters in there, so you want to. Yeah, yeah, maybe I'll just troll my opponents. Fame. Like, bam, throw your name up there. Last question for you, what's your favorite match you ever had? Your favorite match I've ever had. That's not fair. A few of them. My favorite match so far has been me versus Oscar Brooklyn two. And it's because I walked out to the crowd booing me when I was supposed to be the good guy. And I just remember being so confident in what we had planned. And you can go back and watch it too. There's a moment where I just look at the crowd and I give a smirk and I'm like, I'm gonna change your mind. And just any time I got to wrestle with Alexa Bliss, Alexa Bliss, one of my favorite people in the world. We troll each other in matches. It's the worst. I called thriller, and she started doing thriller in the match at one point in time, the hokey pokey, and then I just make dumb faces to try and make her craft. And then shot see winning the tag titles. That one, that one meant a lot to me on a weird level because I had one titles before in WWE. And she didn't know. And so when they told her, she's like, my dad's gonna be The Crown.
Talk Is Jericho
"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"She got me some really good girls to roll around with. And that kind of like I had this, we went Broadway 30 minutes and it was so much fun and I was so emotional after because it was like, I thought I was gonna throw this all away again. And it kind of just got the bug going, and then that's when I was like, you know, I told my rep. I was like, yeah, let's do it. If he wants to be, let's do it, you know? And it became like impact wanted me, and then there was interest in AEW, but we could never get a hold of Tony because Tony is so freaking busy all the time. And then impact be like, hey, hey girl, hey. And I'm like, yeah, yeah, I know, I know, hold on, you know, and it'd be like, you know, and they'd be like, my Friends would be like, girl, I hear you're coming here. I was like, we have not talked to them. They only said, hey, we'll talk to you next week. We'll talk to you. You know, and it became like this weird, where do I go? What do I do? 'cause I have two companies that are showing interest and it was just like, man, I think I just want to go to AEW. I think I do is like, I have friends that impact, but I really think I wanted to AEW because I've had my eye on it for so long. And fast forward to May. I literally think it happened so quick. Like Tony a call in my revenue. He's like, let's do it and within the next week I was on a plane to Las Vegas. And I was like, what is happening? And Laura behold, Athena's an AEW. Are you enjoying being an AW? I do. It's different. In a good way, like I feel like I'm not going to talk about the other place. No, no, no. When I say this, but it feels like everyone backstage genuinely wants this place to succeed. It's not people just trying to stay afloat. Everyone, from the sound guys, to the techies, to camera, everyone just wants this place to succeed. And it's such a positive environment to be around where I remember after Jody that happened. And everyone was like, okay, what's next? And I was like, that is the weirdest reaction I've ever had. Normally, it's like, oh, well, we're gonna have to sit you in catering, you know? Leave me with the match in Toronto? Yeah. Let's talk about that. I've read some kind of running out of time too, but I don't know, you're great. Because you had some interesting comments on working solid. And how women shouldn't when I'm using air quotes work that way. And kind of tell me your thoughts on that. So on the independent scene I got coined, well, given the nickname the American Joshi, because I hit hard, I worked strong style. And I'd never been to Japan, even to this day. I'm never in Japan and I want to so bad. But I never have worked that style on TV. And I don't think that anyone knew I could. I think everyone sees like, so even though I'm Athena, everyone sees that aerialist and removed. And Athena was like a ground and pound technician. I didn't really hide fly at all when I was on the Indies I could. Like when I felt like it, but you know, for the most part, I work strong style and I love working that style with holds and suplexes and stuff like that. And when Toronto happened, it's what every I think wrestler dreams of on like a weird level of like, yes, I get to turn even though I'm still going to be a babyface when I go back to the states. Yes. You know, they put me against shoddy threat. She's a hometown hero, there she's done all these death matches. She loves that hard hitting style. And I'm very familiar with her work. So we go and we have this match and I remember they were like, this might happen. I was like, ah, won't happen. And then it did it. It was like, okay, well, cool. Be the aggressor in this point. And like the crowd was so behind her, no matter what I did, they were like, boo, and I'm like, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. And like I remember getting to the back end, I was fine. She was fine and everyone was like, 'cause it was a hard hitting, you know, some would say stiff match. Stiff match. And she was fine. I was fine and we were like, hell yeah, all right. And we got to the back and everyone was like, as if I took liberties on her, right? Yeah, they thought I took liberties and they, like, which is weird because I'm never. Not in this case. Not in this case, but I've never done that in that's never been my intention. And if I did, they wouldn't get up. Right, right. So it was just weird because I was like, what? Yeah, it was solid, but nothing was unsafe and I wasn't taking limber liberties, it was just, hey, we need to get back on the same page. Right. So we're 'cause people are like, hey, you guys good. And she's like, yeah, I'm like, yeah, I'm good, what's up? And then I go, it's a catering and crickets. And you know, they came, they talked to both of us separately. They were like, all right, I guess everything's fine, and then I remember someone going, what's next? That was awesome. And I go, huh. What is next? Okay, and I remember the next day 'cause we had two days in Toronto. They were like, man, hey, you know what happens? I should just throw girls out to the floor. That's what I'll do from now. I don't go. Don't steal my gimmick and they were like, maybe that should be your gimmick and I was like, okay, cool. They were like, and then someone was like, hey, maybe you should do this assist. And it became this weird like, okay, there's something to this. And so we did like a formal pitch and it got, yeah, let's do it. With a pitch of being a just being the aggressor, just like working tough. And I was like, look, I was like, if you guys thought that I was frustrated, like, let's build on that. Let's keep doing this. And I had Russell alexey Nicole the next night, which I've known her for years and kind of the same thing. And then we went to the next town. And kind of did a little bit more in a little bit more, and then it became, all right, a snap after the match now just FU and it was really cool because there were so many people that had ideas like Christopher Daniels has been awesome. Sanjay has been awesome, like just with piling on daivari has been awesome just piling on these ideas on how to make this grow and make this be better. I feel like I wouldn't have had that there. It would have been like, okay, that's one and done. All right, let's go back to the next thing just because we're in Canada, does it mean you turn, okay? And it was just like, there was so much growth and trust in it. And it turned into what it is now, to be honest with you. And it's like I'm finally getting back to what I was on the Indies, which I'm more comfortable with that because I was a bad guy. It's bad guy for ten years on the Indies and then I was a baby face, which is weird because I don't like being the good guy. That's not fun for me, you know? Once again, it's like, you know, is she and I be the shit of each other or danison and Moxley or whatever. That's kind of a style that we do here and how you do it. Yeah. We have kind of a mix of many different styles and one of them is just literally Japanese strong style. Yeah, and I think I took a lot of offense to it. I've seen dudes, even in WWE, on the Indies, whatever, the whole chop each other into chopped ground beef on their chests and stuff. And then I hit this one girl solid with no marks otter, but yet, oh my gosh. Oh, clutch your pearls. We're coming. We're coming. Oh no. You know, and so it was just like, you know, I'm just gonna piss you off now. Because that's what we do. We tell stories and if that makes you upset. Fine, come watch me do it again. And I'm not gonna have any regrets, you know?
Talk Is Jericho
"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"Right. Because it's just weird, I think the character was so oddly dominant. Not saying I couldn't. It's just like, if it was a Nia Jax. Yeah, it was when you were portraying. Yeah. Yeah, and so they were like, we can tell the story because you're doing be a star all the time. We were doing this and I'm like, okay, cool. And I remember it comes down to us tearing up magazines for like three weeks. On TV, which is fine, 'cause Mandy gorgeous. She had the muscle and fitness and I kept you're gonna tear up more magazines. You're gonna throw the magazines down the hall this week and I was like, how many of these magazines do we have? Jesus and I remember I remember going kind of just breaking Nintendo on TV what what is it? Nintendo. And I was like, oh my God. I was like, you can go out to target. It's about a $199. Go get a switch. I'll load my profile on there. I'll play donkey Kong country, have them come up, we'll break the switch, people will go apeshit because they were so hard to get it. Right, right, right. And so they break the switch. Internet goes, how do you know how hard it is to get one of those? Yeah. And so it goes into an upper and then they're like, we got something with this nerd thing. But they didn't continue it. It just became they broke my switch, and then they wanted me to come back. I will never forget this. They wanted me to come back the next week with the broken switch. Like, I don't have insurance on this SOB. And then I wouldn't have gotten to replace her up, bring the broken switch so we can see the damage. And I'm like, I got a really translate well. Am I for? But it was cool. We got through it, and I remember the donut thing. The donut thing was supposed to be a lot cooler. 'cause me and Sam was the donut. So Mandy and Sony have a donut company. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, and at that time they were just now starting it out. They were going to different donut shops around the country, filming stuff. Really cool. So they were like, we're going to have them throw donuts and milk or something on. On you. And I'm like, that is bullying. That will work. Like, you know, that it turned into meat pie facing Mandy with. Donuts. Donuts backstage, and that was the end of it. So it was a lot of really cool ideas just what got translated to TV didn't quite correlate. Very kind of hodgepodge between different ideas and characters and thoughts, yeah. Yeah, so like I said, it's not bad. I don't hate any of it. It's just like, I wish we would have got all the original stuff because I think that would have been really cool, vampire. Whatever, you know, going into, you know, it was what it was. I don't hate it. I'm very neutral to it almost. When you were on the main roster, did you have any interactions with Vince about character or anything like that? I did. I had a couple meetings with him 'cause I remember there was a time period where I just couldn't get any ideas in anybody, you know? My writer changed every week and then the draft happened, which no one knows that they were drafting writers to at that time. So we were like, I was like, oh, this lady I've been working with for almost 8 months is now on this brand. Right. And I'm over here and I'm trying to figure it all out. So I actually had like a meeting with fence and it went well. It just, it was like we came up with an idea to do like an anger management thing, and then I tore my Achilles right after that. Oh, my gosh. And they ended up doing it doing something similar with Tamina, which is really cool because everybody loves samina. Yeah. And it was just like, okay. Okay. But like, after all, at time of like, he's so busy that it was really hard to get into his office. Because I was like on the undercard almost at that time, it was like, I remember the first thing he was like, I hear you want character development what ideas do you have? And I was like, and I really was like, sir, hold on one second. I went and pulled out every character pitch that I would get into all these multiple writers and I go, here are all the ideas that I've been pitching. You're telling me the only thing you've heard is that I want a character development. Yeah. Here it is, man. And he's like, wow, he was really shocked. He was like, just he goes, what can we do? What can we do? Some of the ideas were used for other people. You know, nature of the business. And like I said, we came up with this anger management thing, like two weeks later, I chairman Kelly, so I'm just like, oh my God. And I was just like. Yeah, so it was really cool because at that time Bischoff kind of taken over creative and I had had a talk with him about it. We had a lot of ideas because rents was like, hey, talk to Bischoff, Bischoff and get you squared away. Me and Bischoff come up with all these cool ideas and stuff to my cuties. He's the first person that I actually like goes, hey. Very bad timing. But he goes, hey, why don't we, he had this really cool idea of while I was out, then I would just be the disgruntled employee. So he goes, I'm going to send a company-wide email, tell everyone not to talk about your injury because we have this really cool idea of creature, Twitter account that's verified. Like WWE verified and you would just troll the entire show from the Internet. Oh, nice. And eventually we would reveal that it's you and I was like, that's cool. Yeah. Okay, and then it leaks that I got hurt. Like right after that. Got out. And I was like, can't catch a break. And I was like, man, I'm just gonna sit at home. I'm just, I'm just gonna. I'm over here now. I'm just gonna set out and then I had the really cool opportunity to do WWE backstage, which kind of made me fall in love with watching wrestling again because I had to watch. Yeah. And at that time I was watching WWE raw SmackDown NXT NXT UK main event, superstar. Everything challenge because I would go into work so when asked me one minuscule question about something that they knew only I would have watched and it was like, I can give my opinion on this. You know, it was really cool times. It was me or an a Booker mark in sometimes pumpkin. It was just, it was really fun. It made me fall in love with like wrestling on a different level and be able to enjoy it as a fan because when you get injured, wrestling ain't fun to watch. Right, yeah. It's just like, I could do that thing. Yeah. What are we doing? You know, you become like just so angry and like it gave me an avenue to fall in love with it and I genuinely feel like a lot of our feedback on the show had a voice had a presence because we saw things start changing around what we would say, which was really cool. Or at
Talk Is Jericho
"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"So after all those years you finally get signed and obviously then the new stage begins where you become ever moon. Yes. Where did this name come from in this whole character? There's a lot of different makeups and contacts and all this sort of thing. So when I look at the rosters and stuff like that, that time at NXT, I was like, what can I do to stand out? What can I do to be different? And so I kept pitching like I was doing a Game of Thrones gimmick on the Indies toward the end. I had like banners and some minion come out walk it out and I had a sword. And I was like, I want to do that here and they were like, oh, that'll never get over. You can never do that. So it turned into like, okay, well, let's do something a little bit darker. There's never been a Supernatural woman at that time in WWE. Like, yeah, kind of Luna at that time. Yeah, yeah, but it was kind of Luna. She was just like a weird cool Mohawk to vampire ladies at the time, you know? So we didn't really know. I was like, there's never really been a Supernatural woman. Let's kind of go that avenue see what happens. And so thrilling, vampire. And I was like, okay, yeah. Sure. No, no, no. Werewolf. When I go. All right, cool. Which is like, all right, cool. Whatever we want to do, so they kind of like, we were kind of forming this weird idea and then the head writer at the time was like no to all of this. This is terrible. So I was like, all right, cool. So I'd done a couple of PC shows where I guess hunter watch and so it was like I was doing the war goddess vibe and all that stuff. And then they're like, this never getting over no one wants to write for this. So I started doing the I called it the anti Bailey character where in front of all the cameras, it's like, oh my God, I'm just so happy to be here. Oh my gosh, little Timmy so happy to see you as soon as the camera turns off. Screw you little Timmy no one likes you. So that's what I started doing. And so we were trying to figure out ways to do that matches, and everyone was like, this is cool. This is money. This is what we need to be. And then the vignettes are playing. I am no clue the first vignette is me. So I get a text from someone at work and they go, did you watch the next scene and I go, oh yeah, who's that cool, creepy mass person? And they go, are you with me right now? And I was like, what? No, who is it? And they're like, it's you, and I go, no. You had no idea. I had no idea because they don't show anything. And I was like, and I Larry contact Sarah motto and I go, do I need a change? Everything I've been there. She goes, I think so. So then the second one yet comes out. And they only show the eyes or something like that. They turn the eyes red. And I go, oh, ice work contacts on the Indies. And they're like, I think they're going to try to make this some sort of Supernatural entity. So I was like, crap, let me just have red eyes then. So I go through and I get some contacts overnight. If they don't get there till the day that I leave, to go to take over, and I just remember thinking, okay. And they're like, well, let's pitch them. So the original eyes are going to wear. I bought two pairs, so I bought a dark pair in a light pair. I mean super vibrant. Right, right. Which is what made it to TV. Okay. And so they were like, man, this is crazy shit. It's crazy red eyes. What is she? And then I remember that was it. They were like, who knows what she is? It's a mystery to all. And I was like, oh, I kind of like the, what is she? Who knows? Wait and find out and then 5, 6 years passed, and we still didn't know what it was. So it was like, yeah, it's time for a change, but yeah, I just remember thinking like, okay, 'cause I technically didn't know what it was. It was like, it can be this, it can be this give me this. We always need to film outside. There needs to be a full moon in the background. And I was like, all right, this is awesome. It's different, so I got like really into my inner CW goth at the time. At the time. Yeah, because it was like, oh no, we always need to have some sort of weird background that's right. It kind of started working, but it never got past the what is it? Which is weird because the wrestling always did the talking for me. All right, trying to figure out what the entertainment part of that was quite difficult because everyone was like this person's like vampire, werewolf. You need to be stoic. You need to be happy and there were too many cooks in the kitchen for the gimmick. I think. So when I got to main roster, it was like, okay, what is it I go? They told me it's a mystery. They were like, well, we need to find this. This can't just be a mystery more because the wrestling stuff's over. We need to, what is it? Derek just to match the rest of the. And so it became like, I don't know, and they were like, well, you don't know, you need to tell us. I remember going to multiple dinners with different writers and stuff like that. And just trying to put a pinpoint on it, or I like to say the invisible dart board that you just throw stuff and see what sticks and then hope that vents like it. And nothing ever really stuck, and then it was like, we need to take away the contacts. We need to take away this. We need to make you, you play video game. We see you on up up, down, down all the time. Why don't we play video games and do this? And I'm like, all right, like, I feel like I've always been that person that my real life needs to be separated from my restaurant. Everybody plays video games. There's no wrestling werewolf. Why was it girl that played video games on TV? That's crazy. So it was like this weird disconnect between me and the character and then like what the writers want because I think the writers just wanted to humanize the inver character. So people kept relate to it. And I understand that because not everyone can relate to being a vampire werewolf which person, you know, like no one no one really knows how to relate to that other than what they see in horror movies. So I was like, all right, cool, so I remember it was me Mandy and Sony, we were doing this whole bullying angle which was also weird because people's invite me getting bullied. At the same time.
Talk Is Jericho
"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"I just think, yeah. In this going on, and they weren't, they were on two opposite ends of the spectrum. And I just remember she told me that, and I just was like, I don't know, me and I'm not what they're looking for. And she goes, no, you're what they need. And I go, mmm. I'll think on it. And she's like, take my number, let me know. And I was like, all right, so I go home and I'm with my buddy Sue young, and she's like, Judy schmuck, do it. Dude, do it. I'm like, no, shut up, Vienna. The deep down the side, are you worried that you're going to get rejected again? Exactly. Yeah, that's exactly it. I'm ready to lay the boots in the ring, walk away at this point in time. And I would have been perfectly happy doing it at that time. And it was just like, I don't know, man. So I go home and I talk to my husband and he was like, what do you want to do? He's like, you've done all of this. You've been through a lot of stuff. What do you want to do? And I go, I don't know. I don't know anymore, because here I was seeing the door on the way out ready to shut it, lock it up and be like, all right, let's go do whatever. And now I have all these people with chains like, nah, come on back. Come on, man. We're not ready for you to go yet, you know? And it just became I gave it a couple days. He's like, I fully support you whenever you want to do, which was like all I really need. He's like, if you want to go and try to get to WWE, let's get you a personal trainer. Let's do this. Let's do this. Let's do this. Let's do it the right way. Yes. Okay. It's actually here tonight. He's awesome. Oh, cool. Yeah. But yeah, he's like, let's do it the right way because he's like the wrestling you don't have to worry about. It's all the other stuff that that's what they've always complained about, you know? So it's like, so I give it a couple days and I go and we sit down for dinner, I go, I think I'm gonna do it. He goes, okay, all right, I had the numbers ready. These are whipping out stuff like he already knew what I was gonna do. He's like, all right, here's the trainer. Here's this. Here's your meal prep. Here's this, and I was like, all right, let's go. And it was a weird two months because I remember they were coming to Dallas in like a month. And then two months from then they were coming back to Austin or something. So I was going to try to get on the one three months out. So I thought the paperwork and as soon as I hit send ten minutes later, I had a phone call. Hey, hey, is this a fema? Yeah, we want to invite you for Dallas here in like two, three weeks. Can you do it? And I was like, oh, okay. That's weird. Oh, yeah, sure, man. I'll be there. So I go and do the rosebud thing. Adam. Adam rose. I go and do the rosebud thing. And Sarah Sarah motto is backstage. And she goes, oh my God, we used to wrestle with each other. Sure, oh my God, I'm so happy. So you look great. You know, and Sarah is like, oh, Athena's here. Athena is, hey, hey guys, Athena's and she's like, my biggest supporter backstage at the time, natty's there. Like, yes, you're here again. How are you? And so it was like really weird 'cause it's like, I didn't know I made that big of impression on people. That much of a reputation. Yeah, like it's like, oh, I've just been doing the stuff out there for a little bit. I know anyone Newbie here and Naomi walks up to me. She's like, Jesus, I've seen all your DVDs, you're so great. And I'm like, this crazy. This is really weird right now. Also, I hated you for a very long time. And you're so nice. This is and now we talk almost every day, which is crazy. And it's so bizarre. And so, like, I'm like, okay, cool. Nothing's going to come with this. You're going to do this. Go home. So I have a tryout match the next day with a girl that's only been wrestling for like two weeks. Oh, yeah. She's like, I can bump, and I can do a clothesline. And I was like, all right. All right, well, we're going to work around that. So we go, we have a match, I think it's just absolutely terrible. And someone from the office comes by and they go, hey, we want to introduce you to who is it at the time? We want to introduce you to canyon, can you we need all your available dates for the next two months to do extra work. And I'm like, I have a real job now. I can't just stop waiting tables and come. And so I'm like, okay, so I tell my job and they're like, this is great. And I'm like, you guys have never been this nice to me ever. Ever. And so they're like, whatever time you need, we want to help you succeed. And I was like, I was like, I hate all of you so much. Trying so hard to get out of this, you know? Yeah, and weirdly super supportive. I need a day off because I'm sick. Can't do that. Right. But hey, you want to go wrestle on TV? Yes, go right ahead. Let's put the banner for the mascot all up. So they give me as much time as I need off which is. I was like, all right, fine. So I give them all my dates, and then they go, hey, can you touch just come down to a tryout next week? Can you do that? And I'm like, next week? And I'm sitting here, I'm like, oh my gosh, I'm only had a month to do all this dieting stuff. And I'm like doing like a bodybuilder shred right now. And I'm like, I'm on. Like a week. And they're like, oh, no, sorry, sorry, two weeks. And I'm like, yeah, I'll be there. Yeah, all right, cool. So I get there, I do the try out the first day. I get pulled aside, they go, hey, don't get hurt the rest try out. We're gonna sign you. And I was like, no. No, no, no. So we get to the very last day and they put us me in this one group, and I feel like Matt riddle was in the group. There were a whole bunch of people, Kyle O'Reilly's and the group, and we're just family. This is. All right. Well, it's all this indie people over here in this one group. This is weird. And then so Keenan's going and so he comes over. And the one thing I hate hated so much about WWE is they just always had a camera in your face backstage. And so especially when things are so real. And so I'm sitting here in my anxieties through the roof and king comes over. We go, all right, we're going to sign all of you in all of them have known me for so long at that time they all turned to me. And I have a snot bubble popping. I have tears running down my face and I just kind of just lose it right there and I like my knees give out. And I'm like, oh, I guess oh okay, okay. And that's all I could say for like, right, right. And it was really cool. It's just paperwork. Do all that, and we all go out and have drinks after. It was like this really cool magical moment where it's like, yeah, I made them want me sort of not really. But yeah, we got here, you know? And it was really cool. I don't regret any of it, to be honest with you is awesome.
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"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"Or kind of how did you end up getting finally? I was in the system as they like to say. So I had the trial with FCW, then like 6, 7 months later, they called me backstage for a private tryout. And I remember it was me and Lance hoyt, because we were in Dallas at the time. And they were like, hey, we're going to have you roll around with some of the divas, and I remember it was Alicia Fox. Natty was so busy. She I think that's when they were doing the Santino angle with Beth at the time. And she's like, if I can't, I'll be there. I promise, but you'll be fine. So rosa Mendes came in and Alicia Fox and nattie and everyone was like, man, she's great. She's this. You know, and I remember just being told, like, I don't know if you could, I just, I just don't know if we should sign you or tell you to lose some more weight. That was kind of what it came down to. And I was like, sir, I can lose the weight, just sign me, you know? This young kid just eager to get what I can do whatever I need to do, sir. And so they were like, all right, this is what we're going to do because we're a little packed at FCW. And I'm cliff noting a bit of this. But yeah, basically long story short, call me when you lose the weight. And I'm like, okay, cool. So loosely. Like, yes, all right, we got this. We hit that number. But it wasn't in a healthy way because it was just like, I wanted it so bad. Just like fasting or just like I had a cup of strawberries in the morning, I would run three miles and then I would have a cup of strawberries at night. That was kind of the only thing I was ingesting, yeah. And dying. Yes, I was. And I remember my first night at FCW, they took a whole bunch of us went to outback. So a whole bunch of my friends got signed from my first tryout, we all went to. And so they're like, let's go and celebrate. You're gonna nail this. And I remember going to outback steakhouse having like solid food other than strawberries and I bloated so much. I love going and they're like, you're fine. You're fine, you look great. I'm like, guys, you know, when you're dieting too, if you gain one pound or two pounds, it's like, no. As you know the world, right? And at that time, I feel like the hiring process to get into WWE, especially as a woman was so extremely strict and hard. If you're one pound over that scale, which did happen the next day, I was one pound over. They were like, all right, Vicky McPherson over here. Okay. And so I had the tryout and it was me and Nigel McGuinness at this tryout before he retired. And he was like, oh, it's great to see you, you know, it seems to Ring of Honor. And so everyone was like, you're going to nail this. You got this Tom prichard. You got it this time. Norman's like, you look great. We got it. You know, and I did a promo and dusty, was there at the time. He's like, it's great. No critiques, and I'm like, damn. Oh my God, I'm gonna do this. I'm gonna do this. The next week. Oh my gosh. The next week, there's a lovely young lady who we all know and love, and she is a sister from another mister. She came for a tryout. And she could dunk a basketball and dance. I can not dance. Naomi. And they sign her. They're like, well, if you want the spot, you can have it. Bam. She got signed. I get this phone call. We just kind of found someone else that fit what we were looking for a little better, you know, keep trying and just at that time I was like, I've done everything you've asked me to do. I've dropped my life for like three years at this time to do everything that you guys have told me to do. You know, like, fuck you guys. I'm out. And so I was like, I'm gonna make it to where you're gonna want me, and I'm not gonna have to come knocking at your door for the opportunity. So my next 7 years on the Indies. I just went and made a name for myself. I wrestled a Ring of Honor. I had a couple impact tryouts that never really got anywhere because management always shifted for some reason. But I went and Russell for shimmer and WSU went to Canada for femme fatale and just kind of made a name for myself in women's wrestling on the Indies of being the American Joshi is what they used to call me. And just going around just making sure you're not going to go get popcorn. You're going to watch this day and match. You know, where I just do craziest thing possible. So people would be like, wow, what was that? What was that, you know? And it became like what I got known for. And fast forward those 7 years, I ended up running into serea at universal. And she's like, oh my God. How have you been, all this stuff? And I was like, I'm great. I'm great. I'm just here doing shine wrestling. You know, and she goes, you need to try out again. And I was like, yeah, I'm good. I'm good. I don't need you. You feel like jilted, right? Yeah. Yeah, and it's not something I thought about. And I was very happy. I had a good government job at the time. I was ready to conform to society almost two because it was like ten. Wrestling was a great side project. Yeah, it was a great project. I had wrestled who I want Russell. I had done the gimmick matches I wanted. Did you and I was like, all right, I'm happy like bowing out here. And going on and conforming to real life, and she was like, no, and she had actually just had that match with Emma on that takeover. And I was like, God, that was so good. So good. That's what really started the women's evolution right there. I'll say it up and down. But I think you're kind of right on that, yeah? Yeah. People didn't know that women could go out there and wrestle and now you have them on a pay per view platform. And it's like, holy crap. They just went for almost 20 minutes and they just, they killed it. They had a great freaking match. And I don't think anyone really saw anything like that. I know I can make this between like Tricia Mickey. That was a really good match too. Built up with a lot of really good story, but we hadn't seen that in so long. Oh, we could even go back to the jumping bomb, angels versus the glamour girls, you know? We went through the whole desert of the Brian panty matches and all that sort of stuff. The gravy bowl, if you will. So it took a while for people to kind of accept divas aren't doing this anymore. They're actually wrestling matches. So there was a transition period, right? Yeah, there was this weird transition period of where NXT at the time, like we had all of these women wrestling. And then on Ron SmackDown, they had the Bellas who are actually really good. They give them time to be good. Wrestling Alicia Fox and rosa Mendes and a 32nd man. And that's why give divas a chance got over because there was this going on.
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"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"Calibrating equipment, my mom is a respiratory therapist where she's managed complete hospitals and stuff like that. So they're both extremely successful in their professions. And when I'm like, I want to be a pro wrestler and they go to the first show and Marshall Texas and they're like 12 people or something. 20 people in the crowd and they're like, what is this going to pay for, you know? So I get it, you know? I ended up getting kicked out and I learned to survive on my own. Are you trying to kick Joe? Oh yeah. Oh wow. There's a lot of, there's another sacrifice there for this one. Yeah, so right around when I dropped out of college. So I dropped out of college because I had a WWE tryout. I think it was like the first one at FCW and I'd used my tuition money to pay for the weight to get there. So I went to FCW and they were like, all right, you're great. And I remember Norman said the most eerie thing to me at the time he goes. I just want you to know, it's not about the destination. It's about the journey. But you did great though. And I'm like, and I'm like, oh, what was that? So I'm waiting and just kind of delaying my second year, or third second or third year at UTA, and I'm just kind of just like, all right, where's that phone call? They said I was good. They said I was good, and then nothing really happened. I remember getting like this form that said doesn't have the diva look, you know, work on that. So that's what they said. It doesn't have the diva look. They have this whole pamphlet on the coach, like what you did well. What you didn't do well, what you need to work on. Yeah, which is, I wish I still had it, 'cause it was just this little packet. It was thick and they gave you a DVD with you training with your matches and stuff. It was a really cool packet that I wish they still did, and so yeah, the main critique was doesn't have diva look. And then it had some suggestions like maybe get hair extensions, maybe get new gear, maybe get this. What year was this? Two thousand 8. Okay, so you're starting with a diva look at the times it's still kind of the bikini model. This was like when they were doing that weird version of NXT with the obstacle courses. Right. Singing contests. Yeah, and it was like, okay, I'm gonna go do it, and I remember I had made friends with natty, she was at my trial and she's like, I'm gonna help you out, girl. I'm gonna help you. With Maddie Ken has the same build as you too. Oh, I think she's far more jacked. Like in a good way, but she was like, girl, we're gonna get you and she hooked me up with a gear lady. She hooked me up with hair extension. She told me everything I needed to do, how to do it, how to do it on a budget and I'm always eternally grateful for that because she didn't have to do that. She had already been signed, she's Maddy neidhart. She didn't have to do any of that and it meant so much to me. And even when I saw her like years later, she was like, Athena, and I was like, no way, it's been 5 years since I've seen, oh my God. How is you look great? You did every and she has that memory that's so good. And it was just like, man, she just genuinely good person. I don't know, they say, don't meet your heroes, but that meant the world to me at the time because she was the first person that I kind of idolized for being different. And she was willing to help me when
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"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"So what was it like training with Booker, for example? Because that's obviously more of a modern guy, but he's still very straightforward. It was really cool because, like, I was taught very old school, like Akbar was all about big hits like clotheslines, body slams, just making everything have that intensity. And then I started training with Lance and Monty Brown, and they taught me how to be a big man, but I'm 5 one. You know, so that didn't really transfer when I got to work the actual girls that are like 5, ten, 5, 6 foot. And I'm like, why do this power slam? They're like, no. No, no, you're not, kid. And so it was like, okay, well, I need to find someone that can help me fix this, and I got to bookers. And Booker kind of opened my eyes to high flying an aerial and being kind of not so much an aerialist, but just having diversity within my move set like, I was desperately, I still am. I'm afraid of heights. Just thing. Yes. Did you have the top rope all the time? Mmm um. I think it's muscle memory now, but I remember like I was doing the O face off the second rope and I had been doing it for years and it just was murdering my body on the second row, which is so sore. I'm an adult. And I've been doing it off the second rope and just hurt my body because of how quick you have to turn doing it off the second. Bookers go up to the top. And I go, what? I'm like, no, sir, not for me. Someone's going to push me. I'm going to fall down. He's like, so what? You'll get up and do it again. And I was like, what? No, and he was like, all right, fine. Give the move to me. And that's the end of it. You'll be safe. You know, so I give it to Booker Booker takes it, and he's like, all right, now you're doing out the top rope in this ring, which was like the really cool thing about Booker's at that time was, is he had a ring with short ropes, and then the step above that would have a little bit taller and a little bit taller, so eventually you work your way up to a regulation, WWE ring at that time, or what we use currently. And it was like, okay, baby steps, baby steps, baby steps, and that's kind of how I got the O face to the top rope, and I feel like you're like, man, I have all this time to turn now. And it was scary. It was terrifying for the first few times, but he kept pushing me to do things that I was uncomfortable doing, which immensely thankful for that. He taught me how to wrestle my size as well as far as doing the head scissors and Ron is in making sure that I could protect myself in that aspect, but also the psychology in the storytelling, which is not something you really get on the Indies. It's normally start small in big. You know, and now everything had to make sense, which was kind of like this weird puzzle for me that I just was like, you know, see all the numbers equals mc² like popping up in my brain. And it became like really interesting and that's kind of where I realized like wrestling, I'm never going to know everything. But I'm going to try to learn as much as I can. So Booker had brought in Rodney Mac and jazz, ended up talking to them. They're like, why don't you drive down to Arkansas and I'm like, okay, I live in Texas. Texas is massive, but at 19 20, Texas isn't that big, right? So like from Texas to the Arkansas border, it's like a couple hours from where I used to live. They were like 9 hours in my Arkansas and I'm like, oh, and at that time we had MapQuest, we didn't have Google Maps. Turn left here. There's nothing there. Are you print out exactly? Yeah. And you're trying to figure out how to use a map. A map, yeah. Yeah, and so finally found their school went down there, maybe like once or twice a month, right? Stay a couple of days down there and train with them. And just like I just wanted to learn, that's it. Well, that must have been cool because jazz is no nonsense. She's tough as nails too. But this is the first time one of your trainers is a woman, right? Yeah, and it was at that time she had just gotten pregnant with the twins as well. 'cause I was supposed to have a match with her. I ended up having to wrestle with Rodney Mack. Nice. 5 one little me. Shredded from college soccer, maybe a 115 pounds soaking wet wrestling like just two 80 just jacked out of his mind. Rodney Mack and his student, who was the same size as me, but I just remember like, he hit me with a clothesline and I was just like, oh, and I got up and he's like, I didn't think you were getting up from that's all I hear. I didn't think you were good enough for that. I was like, what? Why are you hitting me this hard? But it made me tough and then so they had gotten some connections with a buddy of mine who doesn't work anymore. He had taken the all through Tennessee to meet the nightmares trained with them, and then we did NWA up there, then I got to wrestle at OVW with a DNA and all snow and it just became this I want to learn everything. I want to do everything I possibly can.
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"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"All right, so this weekend was huge. They knew a Ring of Honor women's champion, Athena. Had you worked Ring of Honor ever before? Yeah, yeah. I did actually. Gosh, how long ago was that? I actually worked for them for like three years. Really? Jenny rose. Goodness. There were so many women. I came to think. But I remember it was around the time mischief got pregnant and when she got pregnant, they were like, well, there goes our women's division. See you guys later. We were like, what? They got rid of everybody. Yeah, I think because there were just like a core four of us that actually worked consistently in the main star was mischief at that time. And she was awesome. Who's mischievous? I don't know what she's working as any other name other than that. No, no. She was awesome. She was like a master chemist. That was her real job in our world. Why are you wrestling? That sounds amazing to be a mad scientist. And I think she was trying to discover the cure for the common cold at the time. There was like, what are you doing here? Why are you slumming with us in wrestling? Yeah, she had gotten to a relationship, got pregnant, and then they were like, all right guys, thank you all for your services. We'll call you in a year. Oh my gosh, so it was you, Jenny rose, and MSCHF Ali was there. Josh, what did she go? She's had 30,000. What was your name there? Athena. Gotcha. Right. So is that where you started? It was in Ring of Honor because it's funny for me because obviously I know you from Ember Moon days and then obviously being here in AW but I didn't know if you had started in NXT but I didn't realize the whole no no I was before I got to ring about her. I was lemonade in Texas as we like to say. I was trained by a skin Dar Akbar originally. I started in like 2006, 2006, 2007, I don't really remember. Wow. And then I start training with Lance hoyt or Vance archer, whatever is now Monty Brown that I went and trained what Booker T for a long period of time and then I drove to Arkansas and train what Rodney Mac and jazz. So I'm kind of like a much of training pedigree. That's quite a lineage of trainers, though. Tell me a little bit about training with scanned or Akbar. That's pretty old school. Terrifying? Yeah. I remember for like my first month of training. I used to run down highway 80 and Mesquite. He'd be like, all right, run to mile marker 5 36 or something like that and get back and I looked up and it was like three miles there or three miles back. I run down, run backs fast I can try to make it there before the end of training. He's like, if you make it back for training and you get to get in the ring. Oh my gosh. And at that time I was playing college soccer. So I was like sprinting down there. Never made it back in time. Never made it back. It's so funny that the old swift training I trained with the Hart brothers and we used to have to run a mile backwards. And I think what does that accomplish other than maybe they wanted to kind of weed out the pretenders sort of thing? Yeah, I remember the first day that I was actually able to get in the ring and I didn't even ask. I'm just at that point of like I want this eventually I'll get in there. I see everyone else in there. And I just was like, all right, but not my running shoes, getting ready. He goes, all right, get in the ring, and I was like, what? What? Yes. Yes. Because I think my first day I came for like kind of the tryout class did a couple roles. They taught me how to run the ropes. They gave me like a body slam or something. And I just remember being like, that hurts so good. I want to do this again and then my next month was running down the freeway. And I was like, why do I get to do that? Right. So getting in the ring was kind of a sacred experience, right? Yeah, but I appreciate it so much more because I feel like I earned the right to get in the room. If that makes sense. And even then he was just, he was a hard ass. He had that like, what is it the little horse whip? Oh my gosh. And like you'd run the rope or if you did something wrong like you just feel it hit your calf. You're just like, oh my God. And then I remember part of our discipline when we weren't working well as a group was like we'd have to hit the turnbuckles, which isn't terrible until its real rope and it's not taped. And I mean, just we'd just be scratched and bruised all the way from. You mean like if you took the term uncle pad off sort of thing? The turnbuckle pad was there, but the ropes were so rough. From you. So the ropes weren't taped at all. Gotcha. And just when you hit, it just scarred all your skin and just like, can we just do the damn drone right please, you know? But I think that's why I'm so disciplined now is because he took everything very seriously. And it's weird because to a point now, like when I see people goofing off and training and stuff, I'm just like, oh, my calf hurts. Like you start feeling all those old battles and stuff. And but at the same time, I know it's a different time in a different era and just the way we were trained, I guess or the way I was trained was completely different from how I train people, which is where I'm like, we're a family. Let's do this together, and so one 80. And you said this is only 2006, right? 2006, 2007. Yeah, it's amazing. And once again, it's just kind of the way of the world. Now with training before, was designated to hurt you. You heard too badly, but it was there to let you know that wrestling was not a joke. Yeah.
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"athena" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"All right, welcome to talk is Jericho as the pot of thunder and rock and roll and Athena makes her talk as Jared with debuted today. She's talking about her journey to AEW, her run with WWE as Ember Moon, and why she almost gave up on wrestling entirely. She talks about training with scanned or ackbar and Booker T and the biggest lesson she learned from both. She details her multiple W tryouts and the circumstances around her finally signing, and then she talks about the events leading to her release from WWE and what her relationships were like with both Vincent McMahon and Triple H, she talks about the development of the Athena character in the Indies, and what's it been like to bring her to AEW? But before we get to Athena, it's not too late to book a cab on Chris Jericho's rock N wrestling rager at sea. Still a few cabins left at Chris Jericho cruise, dot com. I believe you don't want to miss out on the vacation of a lifetime. Talent on the ship is stacked. Seems like there's three quarters of the AW lineup on the ship, including the acclaimed Jade cargill swerve Strickland, the lucha brothers wardlow, Eddie Kingston, the entire Jericho appreciation society, Dan house and the guns, luchasaurus, willow nightingale, Jack Barry. I mean, you name it, everyone's going to be on there. It's also the only place to see the debut of Jericho house, and that's right. Chris Jericho and Dan house and team up for the first time and maybe only time to take on the guns. And then we're going to determine the first ever oceanic champion as well. Championship belt has been made by Dave Milligan. We're going to talk to him about that as killer. We got comedy and music on the ship, fozzie's doing three shows, quarantine, Quiet Riot, Raven. I'll be doing live podcasts. Dave Schrader, the paranormal 6 you'll be hosting
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Dinesh Argues Against the Idea That America Is a Pure Democracy
"We have these big words, these ideas that are used democracy. Republicans are enemies of democracy, democracy is on the ballot. Democracy is threatened. of things and I think it's helpful from time to time to try to clarify what it is that we mean. Now there's a common habit on the right. Whenever I use the term democracy, even though I've thought a lot about the term and I don't use it easily or promiscuously, people say, well, don't remind you that we're not a democracy, we're a republic. And the people who say that are making an important point, which it's not that I don't agree with. But I also don't agree that we should repudiate completely the concept of democracy. We're not a pure democracy. And we're not a pure democracy in two senses, which I'm going to explicate. But at the same time, we do have a democratic form of government. We do have a constitutional democracy, a democracy that is hedged and circumscribed in important ways. Now let's begin with simply the meaning of the word democracy. It comes out of the word demos, the Greek word demos, which just means the people. And of course, the term, the second part of the term means to rule. So rule of the people. Now, in the ancient world, we had direct democracy, this would be ancient Athens, for example, in the 5th and fourth centuries BC, the citizens themselves, or at least all eligible citizens at that time they were male, they were citizens that had some stake in the society. So even though Athens had a population about 40,000, about 12,000 people were eligible. What they would all show up or as many of them as chose to would show up and vote, vote on whether to go to war, vote and weather to raise taxes, vote on whether or not to build a temple to Athena. And that is ancient democracy,
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FedEx driver says he strangled Texas girl in van: warrant
"A FedEx driver has allegedly confessed to killing a girl last week in Texas. I Norman hall, according to an arrest warrant, FedEx driver Tanner Lynn Homer told authorities that he strangled 7 year old Athena strand after accidentally hitting her with his van while making delivery at her home in a small town northwest of Dallas, the court document says Homer told investigators that the child wasn't seriously hurt after he hit her while backing up the van, but that he panicked and put her inside, the warrants at Homer took investigators to where he left Athena's body, Homer faces charges, including capital murder. I Norman hall
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Jonathan Gilliam: Did the FedEx Driver Target the 7-Year-Old Girl?
"On Fox News channel, Eric Shawn, interviewed former FBI special agent Jonathan Gilliam, talking about the murder of this little beautiful girl in Boyd, Texas. Listen to this exchange that maybe shed some light on why these acts of evil or at least how it occurs anyway. When they hear the little Athena down the block, you know, suddenly missing, as she comes home from school, is with her stepmother, her stepmother's making dinner and she at some point, perhaps went outside of the front yard, where she had an interaction with this FedEx driver. Do we know, you know, any information about that details on that and why this time went by before the stepmother realized that little girl was gone. I saw one report and I didn't see it again that they had had a little bit of an argument, you know, her in the 7 year old. And so she left out of the house. Now that happens every day all day around the country in the world. And unfortunately, this predator was outside waiting. I would suspect when they look into this. So one of two things probably happened that the FedEx driver drove by and saw her and took a target of opportunity or he was there earlier or around that area before and picked up on this young girl. So there's a possibility that that occurred, I think we've seen that in the past with these types of predators. And interestingly enough, when I was looking at the FedEx page a minute ago about what it takes to become a contractor there, there are some things that they have some hoops they have to jump through. But one of the things that surprised me is that if you have a felony or any other record or you're on probation or have been on parole, they're okay with that as long as it's been a year since those things passed.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Delivery Driver Charged With Kidnapping, Killing Girl
"A FedEx driver has confessed to abducting and killing this beautiful little 7 year old girl, Athena strand, after he delivered a package to the girl's home. Police found the little girl's body, southeast of Boyd, Texas, where she lived. The driver, a 31 year old, named Tanner Lynn Horner, is sitting in jail right now, being charged with capital murder and aggravated kidnapping, he has apparently admitted to the crime. He's confessed. Now, I'm not going to compare the abduction and murder of a little 7 year old child. To those who are complaining about a Christmas production at a church in north Texas. I know, I know it's not the same thing. I'm not comparing them. But in a way, aren't they sort of similar stories? There's so much evil. Isn't it, I mean, obviously it's an unspeakable evil to target a child like this, and I have to admit, I obsess over why these things happen. 31 year old guy, he's a FedEx delivery guy. How many people in Texas probably encountered him in a normal day to today interaction? Oh, here's your president. Here's your package, mister Smith. Oh, thanks, young man. And now he's in jail. Having confessed apparently to seeing a little 7 year old child playing in the street, abducting her and murdering her.
"athena" Discussed on AP News
"Florida, a FedEx driver in wise county, Texas remains behind bars. Police say that he kidnapped 7 year old Athena strand and killed the child, a tip led authorities to the suspect, who had delivered a package to the girl's home Wednesday. The GOP margin in the house has grown a little larger, Republican candidate John duarte has been declared the winner of a new House district in California's central valley. Republicans now have 221 seats in the House, while Democrats hold two 13, and they're still a race undecided in Colorado. Britain's prince Williams making the environment a top priority last night in Boston handing out the earthshot prize for earth saving technology. It's my hope, the earthshot legacy will continue to grow. Helping our communities and our planet to thrive. He met with President Biden and the ambassador to Australia, Caroline Kennedy. Another powerful earthquake has hit Java Indonesia, but there are only minor reports on damages or injuries. Jewish leaders in the U.S. are speaking out against more high profile, anti semitic comments, some coming from celebrities. They fear this will help normalize hate This is AP news. There are concerns in Hawaii about the mauna loa volcano blocking access routes, but there's much more to this story. I'm Walter ratliff with the religion roundup. Glowing lava from the world's largest active volcano is a sight to behold. For native Hawaiians like ilona alai, mauna loa's eruption has a deeper significance. I wanted to come and pay
Tea Party Targeter Tasked to Create IRS Office Overseeing New Agents
"From PJ media Athena Thorne Obama era Tea Party targeter Appointed to create IRS office overseeing 87,000 new agents Nicole flax worked under Lois learner the Obama administration IRS While the agency infamously targeted conservative political organizations such as the Tea Party By slow walking and suppressing their tax exempt applications You know how we first learned about this mister producer He came over the transmit landmark legal foundation when I was president there Remember that Somebody said look at what they're doing The IRS is sending to us so we immediately filed papers with the inspector general the Treasury Department the commissioner the IRS the secretary treasury And how blow this thing wide open She was also one of 7 executive whose hard drives mysteriously self destructed Preventing house investigators from viewing her emails Now the career IRS executive has been tapped to establish a new centralized office in charge of implementing the Democrats latest tax and spending bill including oversight of the 87,000 new IRS agents that Bill authorizes IRS commissioner Charles Reddick sent an agency wide email on August 19 writing This is a historic time for the IRS We're working to move quickly to begin work on the inflation reduction act signed into law earlier this week He then announced the new department A key part of our efforts will be the creation of a new centralized office for implementation of all IRS related provisions Building up our successes implementing other major legislative bills
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh Discusses the 'Homeric Delay' in the Odyssey
"Part of what I'll be talking about not just today, but the next time also, is the very interesting structure of the Odyssey. It doesn't happen in a simple kind of chronological pattern. You think you're going here and Homer moves you to someplace else, and it turns out that there is a very well thought out rationale for why things are going that way. So as a sort of throwaway line, Athena says, while while Hermes is going to see calypso, I, Athena, will go and visit Ithaca and I will see telemachus till I make this as the name of Odysseus's son, and I will kind of instruct him in what to do. And this is where the story picks up. It picks up not with Hermes going to calypso's island. In fact, we don't see Odysseus again. Well, we haven't really seen him accept in this description by Athena, but Odysseus doesn't enter the narrative until book 5. So what you have here is the famous Homeric delay. Where the first four books of the Odyssey, named after Odysseus, are not about Odysseus at all. He is absent.
Entrepreneur on FIRE
"athena" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"I think that you and I have talked so much about when you're doing something you love and your authentic to it and you're genuine. It's going to shine in your day to today interactions and what you're doing. And I find that if you're conducting your business in a genuine, authentic way that is real based on life experience based on everything, every little moment, every habit that you have formed throughout your lifetime, then you're going to be successful and it's going to shine through and everything that you do. So I hope that that gives you a little bit of inspiration, remember the daily habits that you're doing every day are going to have a bigger effect on your life than you could ever imagine and fire nation if you would like to get in touch with me. The best way to do so is by looking at my Instagram page, which is Athena brownson realtor. I will spell that out because it's a mouthful, ATH, ENA, BRO, wn. And fire nation that has my website, phone number, email, contact me anytime, if you have questions about real estate, if you're anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to reach out. I would love to chat. Fire nation near the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, you've been hanging out with AB and JL D today. So keep up the heat. And head over to eel fire dot com type Athena in the search bar. As shown on this page will pop up with everything we've talked about, links to everything. And Athena, thank you for sharing your truth, your knowledge, your value with fire nation today. For that, we salute you and we'll catch you on the flip side. Thanks for having me. I really appreciate it, and it was truly an honor.
Entrepreneur on FIRE
"athena" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"Discover the secrets and strategies to turn your content into profit with host Luis and fonzie kame Ho as they discuss topics like the how to be nice principle that's costing you a fortune. Listen to content is profit wherever you get your podcasts. Athena say what's up to fire nation and share something that you believe about becoming successful that most people disagree with. Jail, thank you so much for having me, fire nation. This is Athena brownson coming to you from Denver, Colorado. And I have been pondering this question for weeks at seams. Because I find there are so many keys to success. And I'm sure many could disagree with most of them. But I think that people often find that they think of success as these grand moments in our lives. Really a huge turning point in which success is bred from them. When in actuality, I think success comes from the small moments that are done habitually that we don't even necessarily realize are becoming are the keys to becoming successful, really. It's generally not in traditional settings. I think we think of success as something that you get after you go to college or maybe after you get the job that you want, but really it's found in those small moments that you don't even realize you're getting successful by doing. How's that? It's fantastic, as obvious you spend some time on that. And I can resonate fully because I tried the traditional route. I mean, I was in the army for 8 years. I went to law school, corporate finance, commercial real estate.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
FINA Votes to Restrict Transgender Women From Competitions
"Some common sense at last, the world's governing body and swimming. It's called Athena. Has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women's events. The female members voted 71% in favor of a policy, basically it only permits swimmers who have transitioned before the age of 12 to compete in women's events. So the way this worked is that, well, the controversy was kind of driven by Leah Thomas, the University of Pennsylvania swimmer, biological male, a trans, who entered the transgender NCAA championship. Basically destroyed the competition, and people are going to say, wait a minute. So fina created a working group. This is an international body, by the way, a working group, and the working group was made up of medical experts, legal experts, sports figures to review all this. And they decided, you know what? We can't have it. And so at the Olympics and an international events, it's very simple. They use the key kind of marker of what they call Tanner stage two or before age 12. Whichever is later. So if you haven't transitioned by then, you can't do it. And now obviously they don't care the other way if you're a female to male transgender athlete. In other words, if you are transgender male, you are able to compete, but the idea is that if you are a biological man, lose transition to female, then you then you have
Maybe You Don’t Have the Eye for Art That You Think You Have
"Section now. And this is the story of qatari shea who lost a legal battle recently of a five point two million dollars worth of fake ancient artifacts tip stevenson. You talk about fake stuff. All the time what's happening while the swiss dealer is disputed this claim the a two thousand year old bust of alexander. The great was worthless. I'm not sure what they're saying is fake here. Like how were they fake. Is it the age that's faked or is it not alexander the great thumb there might you've got him purchased and alexander the mediocre if stuffed yourself up so apparently this shake has lost a five point two million over these various pieces. I think there was also one that they pay two point. Two million four. A statuette of the greek goddess of victory nike or nike depending on whether you in america or england in ancient greece. Just do it. But they haven't commented on any of the other. Greek statues amaze. Which is the greek god of leaving your parcel in. Been two doors down. Cla media the greek goddess of one night stands and athena the greek goddess of topless men cradling babies so Yet so this man's angry it sounds like a bunch of people with too much money arguing with a bunch of people too much money and then paying some lawyers to argue about it for too much money. Well if you've call as much money as he has then what else are you going to do with it. I don't like feeling sorry for the rich. So sharpie but i also score the. He was suing a gallery for selling him. Three hundred thousand pounds of fake not ancient mosaics. So there's a pattern here. Is he not learning. Yeah i mean this is like blaming all of your exits at some point. You've got to realize that the thing you will have in common issue and maybe the ifa fought that you think you
By His Grace
"athena" Discussed on By His Grace
"Everything was gone. And i just began a journey of finding out that that really was not god it was completely demonic. I mean really bottom line and just beginning to ask god okay. What was wrong with me. That i didn't catch that. I believed ally was the truth and gave up everything for it. It's like there. Ought to be some disconnect on my part and he began to show me my years of trauma in my childhood and growing up. I'd never let him. he'll me of that. So that left me vulnerable to deception. Now is probably the biggest piece that you know really once i owned that and realized wow okay. He started healing. Me and i started seeing other areas. Where i you know. I made bad choices and i had to take responsibility. Not blame them right. And as i did that he healed me. He restored me. He gave me a prince charming. That i mean just i mean he restored be to my family and my ex husband who has remarried. Forgave me and so. I got restored to my family. I got prince charming. Who's been in the pasture. It for forty years. And i mean just the stories behind that or just like amazing but just that he would bring me back into publishing. After i lost my twenty year old company. And i mean. I lost a three point. Five million dollar company this narcissist basically. Yeah and then. God put me back in publishing and just redeemed and restored everything. Okay so that's why you call it. Redemption press but. Then you also have two podcasts. Not just one but two podcasts. So one is all things. Podcast and the other is redeemed and restored so. Tell us about your podcasts. Will the for. I used to have a radio show so i get this was. I love doing radio and podcasts and i wanted to start doing something. That was focused on romans. Eight twenty eight. That god works all things together for good so not for everybody for those who loved him..
By His Grace
"athena" Discussed on By His Grace
"I am your host misty philip. And today we're going to talk about redemption so for those of you who know my story. It is definitely a story of redemption. What you may not know is why. I called this podcast by his grace. I called this by his grace. Because everything in my life has been a gift from god and and the fact that i am here with you today proclaiming the goodness of jesus christ is because of his grace and his mercy and his love because before i knew jesus i was an absolute train wreck and when i met jesus my whole life changed. It didn't make my life easier. Actually i ended up having a lot more problems and difficulty in suffering. But i had jesus. And that's what made all the difference in the world. He has redeemed and restored everything in my life. Much like my guest today. Athena dean holtz athena was the diamond sponsor of the spark media conference and she is a pike. Castor a former radio host and author speaker publisher a bookstore owner and a pastor's wife. She hosts an amazing conference and does so many things but her whole everything. She does rest on the scripture romans. Eight twenty eight. That god works all things together for good for those who love god and those who are called according to his purposes. This is the final installation of interviews that i did at the nrp. And while i was there i also had the opportunity to share on athena's podcast more of my redemption story. So go check that out. If you want to hear more of my back story but today. I want to introduce you to athena gina and her amazing god story. Hey all i am on the floor of the nrp expo with my friend at fina dean holtz. She is actually the diamond sponsor of the spark media conference. And i am so excited to introduce you to her..
Optimal Living Daily
The Art Of Showing Up For Yourself By Kathy Robinson
"Living a mosaic life cathy robinson of athena wellness dot com. I recently had a conversation with christie mclean a multimedia documentarian coach and global advocate. Who shared an alternative approach for those who may have felt frustrated by past well-meaning career advice to follow their passion chrissy recommends welcoming all interests into your work by exploring activities you enjoy and creating a values aligned portfolio when she was creating her own portfolio many years ago and exploring themes running through her numerous passions. She asked herself this question. Are there ways you can connect your passions in unusual in creative ways so you don't walk around feeling splintered and fractured but instead make a beautiful mosaic of all these different things. I love the idea of mosaic career. In fact i love the idea of mosaic life. The word mosaic means to use tiny parts to create a whole image or object but the word originates from a greek term meaning to muse in other words to reflect or meditate to be absorbed in thoughts to wonder in dream. I applaud those. Who know what they want to do early in their lives. And never waver from that path for the rest of us a mosaic life is such a gentle approach that takes the pressure off of finding that one thing a mosaic like a puzzle suggests play if feels like a wonderful invitation to allow our imaginations to wander amongst the things we love and welcome all the pieces of ourselves the broader and more diversified the better if a mosaic approach sounds intriguing. I recommend a three part process that found to be effective gather curate and connect number one gather. Does the fun part where you get to collect. All of your interests can be like clues or insights in the form of words values images sayings lyrics poems or quotes. You can recall a time when you felt a sense of meaning and got lost in time. Maybe there are favorite books blogs movies podcasts or just times when you felt moved by something or someone the things on your list don't need to make sense nor do they need to have the potential to earn money. They just need to be things that stir you in some way number to curate. Next highlight the items on your initial list that you feel completely drawn toward at this time you can keep the full list for later reference but for now will down your list as if curated an art collection creating space can be to honor and work with the items that are most enticing and number three connect lastly think of the type of life he liked to live or continue living which may include how to be of service or provide value in a new way with that as a backdrop begin to look for themes in your curated less does may take experimentation over time to shape tinker and make some order out of the list. Here's to put all of this into action. Select one thing from your list and take a small step toward it. You can do some research or schedule a bit of time to be in that space with all your heart. Did he is to spend time doing something that increases your energy allows you to lose yourself for a bit and makes you feel great. Once you're done. You may find as i do that. If you do this routinely your mood will get you naturally begin to spend more time doing the things you love. It doesn't happen overnight but the more you enjoy this time. The more the sacred space you're creating will expand has will your ability to become the mosaic assist of your life journal reflections if money time and family support were no object. How would you enjoy spending your time each day. What is the one thing. You'd like to spend time doing for the pure enjoyment of it. How about you take one step toward
This startup is making customized sexual harassment training
"Is raising money. And i think this is a really cool company and i want you to tell us all about it. Athena raised money in june with two million round for anti harassment software that it would send to companies and companies basically. Install it for their employees. You'd get a nudge every month. Five minute training and it'd be kind of this idea of making a more flexible way of learning about how to deal with modern situations that might rise up better than the one hour lecture. This is a shift in its focus. Because before was doing kind of one thing and now it's doing a broader array of things when it raised in june was just doing anti harassment in zoom and slack world and now eight months later. It's another two million co led by the same firm. Gsp that let first round of it's and it's going into anything compliance related whether that's how to make sure you are not doing insider trading by mistake or or other bits like that and it's they leaned on big customers which was the impetus for this round including netflix's doom and send us and so for an early stage startup. Those are big names. They have twenty thousand active employees completing their monthly training which the co founder is a positive signal that it's at least getting engagement in some way. Are you currently caught up on your corporate training for verizon media group as managing editor one of my wonderful tasks at the company is to actually monitor our employees to make sure they follow all of the different trainings that they have to do. Because i am the one who gets. The e mails for a bunch of folks that says so and so is sixty days later on their annual compliance training. We will delete thirty male if they do not respond immediately. Did not know that was a state attorney question again dan. Natasha and i caught up on our vm. I think you're mostly caught up february's if you are not cut up would have been fired because most the recordings are due in december. So if you haven't done them you would be out nailed it tauscher. There's also some grows numbers and our notes here. Something like two hundred and fifty percent growth quarter over quarter. What is that metric tracking in the athena's since it was tracking basically the amount of people who are on the platform amount of learners. That are coming to athena. Obviously those big contracts and mentioned earlier help them be able to prove that like any startup. right now knock sharing revenue profitability et et cetera. They're just hoping to use this money to gain new customers and figure out that stuff. Later is spelled. E. t. h. e. n. a. Not of in ethene like it's like patina but it's not blockchain related. I usually ask founders for the story behind their name but recently i guess i have not been good enough to that curious enough about how that came together. I think the idea of little mini modules. Make sense. I mean some of the things i actually remember. From compliance training are like mini modules for instance detectors by verizon media and reisen media's owned by and say verizon because it has infrastructure works with government a lot and so in our corruption training which had to take. Oh yeah there's this great story of like you're working hard at work in the field and you have a city official with you. Can you offer them a bottle of water on a hot day. And i was like stir and there's like wrong committed bribery and corruption and a dig radiation to american society. You may not offer anything of value. Not even a penny. You can't offer free water bottle or kick cat.
The Thought Card
"athena" Discussed on The Thought Card
"Enough. Because you don't speak spanish and i honestly i had like the real moral dilemma for a long time even identifying as a latina. Because yeah i was brown. Didn't speak spanish. So i thought like my street crowd wasn't there you know But it took a lot. And i realized i don't have to speak a certain language to identify with a culture especially one that i was born in and you see every day when you look at me and i see every everyday when i look in the mirror athena valentine lens is a twice nationally recognized youth development experts and certified trauma specialists who advocates for self resiliency. For all she is also the founder of money. Smart latina a website where she educates latina's about personal finance more than fifty years after the passage of the equal pay act of nineteen sixty three teenage typically earn only fifty five cents for every dollar earned by white not hispanic men and must work nearly twenty three months to earn what white men earn in twelve months on october. Twenty ninth twenty twenty latina. Pay finally catched up to that of white not hispanic men from the previous year. Latina's must typically work longer. Then everyone this disparity hurts not only latina's but also the families and communities they support you just heard from athena valentine lint who is fighting the good fight to bring financial education to people who look like her athena identifies as latina and native american. Her work as a program manager for a nonprofit allows her to help promote the importance of education salary. Negotiations and work opportunities for students all over the state of arizona especially those in low income neighborhoods. This is her story of building. Wealth so money growing up in my family was It was a little rough My parents didn't use checking accounts or banks was very used to us Over trying are checking akao and so we would go to certain places in town and they would accept checks for my parents So we used primarily cash and like payday loans pawn shops western union..
The Economist: The Intelligence
Loved Labours won: landslide in New Zealand
"This weekend New Zealand's Labour Party swept to a fairy-tale victory stunned. Prime Minister. Justin. The are dern beamed as a rapturous crowd applauded beginning her speech with a thankful molly reading. In. In tongue it Athena what? dern promised a big tent kind of administration. For every New Zealand has never been so important more than it has been now. We living in an increasingly polarized world a place where more and more people have lost the ability to see one. Another's point of view having come in for criticism during the campaign on failing to address housing shortages and poverty. She acknowledged there were difficulties ahead. Over the next three years. There is much to do. We will build back better from the covert crisis. Stronger. With an answer to the mini challenges New Zealand. Already faced. Challenges or no the scale of the win came as a surprise even to her supporters. The easiest way of describing is that it was unparalleled in modern history. I wonder why it had Austrailia and correspondent say the Labor Party which has just endured dance policy one, forty, nine percent of the and that was compared to nearly twenty seven percent for the main opposition, which is called the national policy, which is conservative that is the best result Labor's result for any policy since the fifties and it gives it a majority of seats in parliament, and that is the first time that any he's been. Able to govern on its own underneath. Zealand. System of proportional representation which has been in place since one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, they were winning in both provincial rural conservative strongholds, ondon rich city areas, and to give sense New Zealanders vote for both the preferred party and an MP on their ballots and labor top the preferred party votes in sixty eight of its seventy constituencies really astounding result for them and what was the the campaign like De Campaign was focused on pretty much only one subject which was the government's response to the coronavirus. It was really a referendum on how the government and I think in voters is particularly prime minister has responded to the virus that response was to shut down the borders, I to China, and then to the rest of the world and then to rally support. For, what was a very, very strict lockdown in New Zealand at the beginning of the pandemic and say, Bara brief surges pretty much. Succeeded I. Need Twenty Five people have died and that was really what the campaign focus on the fact that life has been able to return and roughly to normal people are eating out people cramming into restaurants and their normal numbers. Forty six thousand people watching rugby match against Australia, this weekend. So the campaign was very much focused on that response and the opposition kind of found it quite difficult. See Find Ground on which to oppose the government, and so the scale of that result then is just a reflection of how satisfied everyone has been with the response to the pandemic. That is the singular issue of its left remembering that before the pandemic hits. Labor a was looking the polls. The suggesting that Labor was on track to lose. This election would have been a one term government, which is not very common in New Zealand central a being. Overseas particularly, for the way that she responded to the Christ church terrorist attacks, they were much last year when these two mosques were attacked by a white supremacist and she was obviously hailed. The way she united New Zealand does after that and staunchly defended immigrants but adulation wasn't really reflected back at home until the pandemic has. So was this a vote for her or a vote for the Party and it's I think it's got to be with her and not a great deal to do with the Party and its policies. So it was a campaign that was thin on policy on both sides update from national and Labour but I think it was a set of referendum on the prime minister's response. To the coronavirus even historisches appointment submit that she's a very gifted communicator particularly in times of crisis and young people particularly look to her. She has a kind of unpretentious approachability that I think that a lot of Kiwis light and political analysts in New Zealand will say that it's very much a politics of personality though she wasn't always popular home as she was overseas. I, think that Kiwis do derive a kind of sense of pride from hug label standing as well. So in a way that has served her well at home. Speaking to damage he said that her brilliant lies in the way she plays into their sense of exceptionalism. In key, we always liked to think that set apart by more than their geography and they punch above that waits. But what about apart from the personality and crisis management and so on. What about sort of kitchen table politics? This is. Just. On the Labor government comes in for a lot of criticism because when she came to power in two thousand seventeen. Labor was making a lot of very lofty promises to do things like reduce child poverty it was going to end homelessness in New Zealand. It was going to build one hundred thousand affordable houses in ten years. Of generally make New Zealand to Faira Besser country and it's pretty much failed to deliver on every single one of those things. The Prime Minister's critics point out that almost counts of poverty and social inequality museum and actually heading quits. Houses are increasing at the moment in New Zealand increasing through the crisis. So this is a big big criticism of her detractors that she is a great at moving motivational speeches, but quite a poor Administra- certain hasn't actually got much done. So that might explain why this time around the world kind of such lofty promises it was rather more timid. But. She's still got a strong base of support is on the left who are GonNa be expecting her to do a lot more particularly now she's not in. She's she's not having to form a coalition particularly now that she can govern on her own and so to your mind the the big difference then between the first term and this coming second term is that she that Labour will be governing alone. Is the big difference with governing Elaine comes a lot more responsibility. There is still a chance that Labor form some kind of coalition with the Greens will they. They don't need. Them might be handy have degrees inside the government say they're not handling the sidelines said that could either be a formal coalition or a more informal arrangement in which the Greens folks with Labor early onset issues. So a much stronger position on a lot more pressure within this time around. But what about fulfilling all those promises in light of the economic situation? I mean new. Zealand certainly must have suffered economically from the pandemic if not quite so much as elsewhere in terms of the human cost, it is in a recession. Now the economy is going to contract by about six percent. This year unemployment is rising the wage subsidy that is coming off. So Wild New Zealand has done very well at keeping the virus out there going to be lots more questions about what that has caused it, and how it is going to drive a recovery how it's going to get out of that mess. The Prime Minister says that there is a plan for recovery which includes things like building lots of roads but to her pregnancy looks quite incremental. They out there in no big plans for tax reform for example of just third some income tax hikes. But only on the talk to percent of workers say theoretically might think that with such strong majority, they pressure more radical agenda but there are many people in New Zealand see that. So to be so popular, you've got to be fairly uncontroversial owner. Thank you very much for joining us. Thanks, Jason.
Sci-Fi Talk Byte
Interview with Athena Karknis And Parveen Kahr On Manifest
"Playing Greystone Athena cartoonist and playing Vanni. Bar Is Parveen car on manifest. They update US ON THEIR CHARACTERS Minus depressed because she had her. PTSD. It's a direct. Sorry. It's a direct pickup from. The cliffhanger at the end of season. One. We picked straight up from there like same clothing even your same day. It's the same day. Still recovering from what she went through in episode fourteen season one where she's Like held hostage and has had a gun pointed at her face and I think the last couple of episodes in season one, she just was really at a breaking point So that's where we pick up a SAMBA you. I mean as direct copy that was pretty quickly skip ahead. A little bit, and so grace's a little more pregnant. We learn in that for CEPA assode who the DAD is. Obviously I'm not going to divulge that now but it's actually it's really the way they the way we learn it is very interesting and surprising. So like even I was surprised when I read it, what are you both like most about your character I like most about her she's definitely smarter than I am. Which is nice. She's better at math. Really Nice. I don't it just like how just determine like she just wants to figure it out you know and I really. Appreciate that about her. She's definitely a workaholic. She has the type of work ethic that we can all kind of dream of having hence why she's gotten so far in her field you know. Why I think That's my favorite thing about her like she's definitely a hustler and she's GonNa and we'll see in season two like she'll go to any length to figure it out and if that. Manifests in her doing some really questionable things like she's she's about it. Yes. She's about it whereas Sunday's character. Yeah. I. Texted her the day after I'd rather race inscriptions. Ear. grace's really unflappable and she's much more patient and she's like the archetypal mother like she bakes cookies and she's But she's a really like patient and loving and understanding. She's everyone's rock and I would like a little more of that my life I'm a bit of a hothead and like. You. Know I can be want patients. Sometimes I need to channel my integrase. Try. I'm not quite as graceful grace about new themes or even tones sees it's definitely darker to lock arms. And I feel like it's a lot less about the first season was really about. managing relationships, and how this crazy event has thrown everyone into a tailspin as far as relationships. Wise. Yeah. And everyone kind of recovering from that and I feel like season two is really about. The death date and I mean a lot of it is really trying to. I would say that's the overarching thing and really trying to overcome that and trying to beat it really beat beat death fruit just basically more confused. But it's very there a lot a lot how it's been hard challenging for us today because there's so many things that happened in season two and we don't WANNA real reveal any of them because they're all spoilers and it's all very exciting and it's all very huge in you know even a small detail the revolutionary say. Then, you realize no wait. Yeah. Yeah. So we've all we've all been very cautiously biting tongues today, but what happens in season two and as far as the mystery goes like a lot of. Other. Questions open out and like new things unfold the don't necessarily you know. Close any doors as far as resolution of like Oh. That's the answer to the S. it's just like we'll wait more questions more questions. Look for manifest on NBC check your listings.
Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
The pandemic is putting electronic medical records to the test
"To slow the spread of the coronavirus testing is hugely important, not just getting a test but getting the results back as quickly as possible. A recent survey found that the average wait time for results is four days with ten percent of the people surveyed waiting ten days or more a shortage of the equipment and chemicals needed to perform the test is part of the problem but the country. Also lacks bust electric medical records system which would allow information to be shared seamlessly. We wondered how much is that slowing everything down Julia? Adler. Milstein is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco where her research focuses on electronic health records. I asked her if part of the problem is all the different software providers, companies like epic and Care Cloud and Athena health not. Playing nicely together I do think there's a roadblock there I mean that's really been an Achilles heel of the past decade where we've seen so much more digitisation of health information but not as much of an effort put on making sure that that information can move around seamlessly where it's needed and I think in an ideal world. Yes. Those large companies would have cooperated and figured out how You. Build their systems in a way that we're more compatible but we also didn't really create strong incentives for them to do that, and now we're working to try to correct that and I think covert has shown a really bright spotlight on the need to do that. But but it wasn't there from the start and I think we're really paying the price for that. Now What about privacy concerns? With information being shared more widely in more places I. Wonder if patients sort of opting out may be part of the the hurdle here. It is and I mean privacy concerns. You know go go hand in hand with greater ability to move and share information because you want to be sure that it does end up in the hands and not the wrong hands and that and that the patients are involved in that in the way that you know is appropriate until I think one of the issues that that is hard to know is sort of in what what level of of detail or granularity patient want to be involved in managing. You know who sees their information and for what purposes. into do that at scale is really hard because we know different people have different preferences over all and for specific types of information, as well as for whether it's a payoff for example, like what they might want to share with health insurer versus their doctor. So it gets very complex very quickly. So I think everyone agrees we should have the privacy protection, but actually implementing that privacy protection control is is where it gets pretty pretty complicated. I'm also wondering about the cost of all this I know the federal government has already spent tens of billions of dollars to encourage the adoption of electronic medical records. Do you have a sense of the price tag on what this effort could cost to get it? Right I don't think we've really seen good cost estimates because part of it is sort of what are we paying for I don't think at this point we're really paying for the infrastructure. This is really about linking up all of the digital entities and writing down rules of the road. I. Don't think anyone really has a sense of the Price Tag. You know my personal sense is that it would be lower than the investment that we've made so far because there's so much cost just the digitisation itself. But there's also some real costs in in in trying to figure out how to make all the different systems talk to each other, but potentially lots of savings to I imagine. Oh absolutely there have been some estimates of that and they've been in this sort of seventy to eighty billion dollars. A Year of potential savings if we really were to get to sort of fully standardize seamless information sharing a fact that hospitals are filling out spreadsheets with their covid testing data and sending it to the federal government, it's staggering to think that we're still doing that you know in the year twenty twenty. But then also to think about all the costs of all the people in those hospitals who are manually entering data into a spreadsheet, it's sort of hard to believe. Yeah, and if I never have to try to remember when my knee surgery was when I see a new doctor. It'll be too soon. How many of those health questionnaires if we all filled out again and again? Yeah. No. On the patient side exactly I mean, we haven't even addressed those costs and also just I think that the stress that we put on patients when it's clear that their doctor doesn't know their medical history and so if you were to show up today and you know tell your doctor that you've had cova test and then for that doctor to say, Oh, well, I don't have any way to access that information at his not delivering patient centered. CARE. Julia Adler Milstein is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. And now for some related links, another wrinkle in all this, just because you're test results are in the system doesn't mean your doctor we'll see them right away. These are busy people with lots of patients counting on them. Adler Milstein says so far. The solution is just hanging doctors with lots of alerts, which if you've ever had to mute a group text chat, you know can create notification fatigue, and while most hospitals now have some kind of electronic health records system public health departments are still far behind relying on. Phones and even fax machines to share information. That's the subject of an episode of the health podcast trade-offs from my former marketplace colleague Dan. Guerrero tiene molly had him on this show awhile back Dan found that technology and data gaps key public health officials dangerously out of the loop, the fight, the spread of Corona virus. We have a link at marketplace tech DOT ORG along with results from a survey from the Pew. Charitable trusts found that most Americans support to improve how medical records are shared between providers but have since. Concerns about privacy and accuracy and respondents were generally less comfortable with the sharing of sensitive information like Substance Abuse Mental, Health Issues and homelessness factors that can influence health but also potentially how patients are treated I'm Amy Scott and that's marketplace tech.
Suicidal thoughts in US adults nearly doubled in June, CDC says
"Athena Jones reports. A CDC study has found that one in four young adults between 18 and 24 say they've considered suicide the past month because of the pandemic. NEW CDC survey finding 41% of respondents Are struggling with anxiety, depression, increased substance used or suicidal thoughts. People ages 18 to 24 those with pre existing mental health conditions were most likely to report adverse symptoms, while self reported unpaid caregivers for adults were most likely to say they considered suicide in the past 30 days.
The Guilty Feminist
"I'm a Feminist But..." Social Distance Dancing and Zoom
"I'm a feminist Bart today for the first time. I went into a dance studio in a socially distance way from my dance. Instructor, Melissa Bravo, so for those don't know. My lockdown project was dance lessons. Because I wanted to make meaning of the time and I also wanted to make a faster and I thought you know what dirty dancing montage makes the time go really fast. Just go well. They've done a bit of this and a bit of this and a bit of this and then three months passed. So I thought I would learn to dance for surveys INS, and so I hired a dance Tacoma. Pravo who's very close to me, we'd zoom together for four months now Danzig every single day. And today for the first time we went into a studio, as was legally allowed, stood far from each other, and we just staring at each other, because we've seen more of each other in lockdown, any other human being, but not in the flesh, and already like met her once before this all happened, so we were just staring at each other for ages going. It's really you. It's really it's like. And it was we were seeing a video game avatar come to live, and then she looked and she went. On my God. This room is so big. And I'm used to seeing you on the little screen. She said this room is so big unique, really small in here and I thought Oh my God. This room is making me look thin amazing. Attorney. was. As a feminist! To care about it. I've done a lot of myself to not have body image, but in that moment. I need to stand rooms on Stanton Cathedral. Wall by the because I'm also told and broad and everything and I I have those occasional heights, height breaths issues, and I just went I look amazing in this room. At the room now is that it's. Like My. Resume so I'm obviously just received also in a massive thrown in our look tiny 'cause I'm not petite woman and I was raised at a patriarchate and about you, and so I've been led to believe Titas better, and although every trains myself to a large extent every now and again I'm triggered insults our combat off, but compliments I go. Oh hold on my being lowered in my being loaded. So I'm a feminist spot. Even though have committed to not wearing makeup on zooms agreed, feminists got quite large audience and I didn't know if he was going to put out some. Other foot costs. This podcast. Let me let me put this on will. We will take a picture there in general. I was a bit concerned. That I was. GonNa say what you start that I'm not wearing. Makeup presumes I was like a theme. You are wearing fabrics. They cut right now. What are you talking about? Your Lloyd, the listeners? Myself You, make up! Tonight that I've actually this. War is chat scholar all up down? I saved me so much money. My seepage points cards dead. I'm not buying any makeup and it's quite liberating has got bit solid, so because see the comes, but my mate Moscow even, and it was like ten of pain ridiculous. Seem is that you sort of can't really see details so I mean I'm just saying I. have any makeup on I've just got these big glasses which I think of his face Armagh, and then he can't see whether I'm wearing Ireland or not I think and I've just gone for a beach natural hair. Luke, by which I mean I washed my head two days ago left, it didn't blow dry. It I just sort of hope to the best it really. It looks like I've just got out of bed
Native America Calling
Haka and cultural appropriation
"The Haka is a part of Mari Culture. It's a type of movement that involves the whole body invoice New Zealand's rugby team. The all blacks performed a version of it at competitions around the globe here they are performing it in Japan during a match last year's Rugby World Cup. Many team members are Maury. What you'll hear is they're stomping their hands beating on their chests entice. On how. It's impressive to watch a Haka. Traditionally, it's not for entertainment. It's ceremonial has deep roots in multiculture. Of course, some people don't understand that and mimic anyway. A handful of Brazilian companies use the Haka in their corporate retreats. The Non Murray owner of Hakka training said he learned hawk. By watching videos of the all blacks rugby team. Another company huck Brazil performed the Haka at a Ted talks event such displays. Displays are drawing criticism from Murray people, and they're calling it cultural appropriation. We'll get more and what Hawk is and represents today. We are going to start off in new. Zealand joining us today by skype from Christ Church in South Island is cut Edina. Tell you to, and he is a cultural adviser, and he is Maori. Welcome to native America calling cut of please feel free to further. Introduce Yourself. He, he he he. He made keenum on Athena. Royal Amiga Kotel Kartal Teen Aquileia Lhasa. Choir here Julio or Tiki nor Knighthood Huda. Moon. Killer. Angry to have you here and so we say Haka in before we go any further. How do you like to describe it? A DESCRIBE IT AS A. Traditional ceremony that was formed traditionally by. Warriors before going to war. A Sierra Monitor trump. Please the. He of. War TOMATO INA. was also a former cy cop. The warriors before battle. at performed in. The different areas such as funerals as a way to express emotions. And it was also used as a way to. Win Strangers, come visit. It was a white make sure they were friendly. visit hasn't not enemies. That in probably pre colonization, the has changed a little bit and Would we do use it for? Entertainment purposes now. But the also that buried deep spiritual connection in traditional values associated with the Hutto. In when you're teaching, young people or young people are taught about this in a traditional sense What are they told what is happening because you're using your breath, you're using your body. You're using your your own personal sound What is taught to young people about why you do this in what it is, you're actually giving. So I think this probably two different forms of teaching now this the form of Hakka where you taught to try and intimidate the the opposition and Chevy Hafeez. Scary became. The. The the the other way where some people are taught. For entertainment purposes for competitions against other. Maori people. but as ways. To Euro has taught. That is very serious It's a very serious epsom is. you must take everything seriously you have to. Respect the the different deities that are involved. You You can't make fun of the hacker. You've got to respect your sisters who? Pass on the knowledge of the hookup. And at different tribes have different roles. whereas brought up, you can only do the hacker. With be a fate. And you hit Utah To. Slap you chased You're McCain. Make as much noise as you possibly came. In, so what does it translate to hookup? So these. Years. Does the Hukou as? Some people call it a pretty bored aunts were. A Warrior's dance, but then it depends on. The HAKKA! This is quite a few different Hukou. Hukou has its own unique. meaning. The I think the mice. Common Hacker around the world seems to be the one the all blacks. The. New Zealand rugby team. Comedy. So they'd say. was dedicated to. A woman, who headed, Chafe and a in the ground and a criminal put. And it expresses have the chief. was fearing death. And how? He didn't he had the sense of being of life again and in hell wants the live. The criminal was removed. He saw the the lady setting on top any saw the light. So this multiple different meanings different hugger. In so when you see it being performed by non-indigenous people, what are you witnessing? More often than not I see. non-indigenous people who think that it's funny. They they mock at culture by doing it. why see? Recently an in London. a lot of Kiwis are over there doing the Haka when the drunk which is quite offensive. It's. I'd say total lack of understanding. Tuttle of respect to air eight sisters in God's into a customs.