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"bala chandran" Discussed on KCRW

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03:29 min | 11 months ago

"bala chandran" Discussed on KCRW

"Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Book Far thank you for taking the time today. Thanks so much. Senator Kamala Harris is the first black and first Asian American candidate to be nominated for vice president by a major political party. Her mother's side of the family is from southern India, and people in one small village there are suddenly following an American election. More closely than ever before. Here's NPR's Lauren Frayer faithful clanging bells and chant prayers for Camilla Harris, a bare chested priest in a South Indian so wrong pours milk over the idol of the Hindu god at a temple in Tula, Sandra Poor, Um it's a village of just a few 100 residents in the lush green rice Patties of southern India. It's where Harris's maternal ancestors are from the left religion. More than four billion years ago s V. Rama, non caretaker of the local Temple says You'd be hard pressed to find any locals who actually knew Harris's relatives. Personally. Folks here are subsistence farmers, he says. They hadn't really followed US politics That is until Harris became the Democratic nominee for vice president. And they realized their connection to her holding happened will live in the media. People landed in my house and tell them they're not aware off. Camera is Rahman On, says TV crews descended on his village The day Joe Biden picked Harris as his running mate. And now the village is plastered with Harris billboards. Everyone suddenly has a connection to their native daughter re treat her as our own. Had roots are here. I heard that someone was stood the temple when she just fight. It's unclear if that happened, but never mind. Maybe she'll visit in the future as vice president, he says. Paris does have a surviving uncle in India and the capital New Delhi. I didn't downward job. Gopalan Bala Chandran is 79, a retired think tank analyst whose phone has been ringing off the hook since Harris's nomination. He says he wishes his sister Harrison's mother, who died in 2009 could have lived to see her daughter run for the White House. Aren't you already exploded because anyone there would have been jumping with joy and harass his grandparent's, he says, if they were still alive, would probably be offering prayers at that temple down south in their home village. These aren't the only prayers being offered in India, though, for the US election, a fringe group called the Hindu Sana, which supports President Trump says it's holding a prayer ceremony today in Delhi for the victory of the incumbent, Lauren Frayer. NPR news This is NPR news. It's 7 19 on K C. R W Hey, we made it Today is the final day of voting. All voting centers are open in l, A and orange counties. And there are a lot of them that locations you recognize like Dodger Stadium. Pantages Theatre, the Palladium and the Wiltern. Now it's true. Some may have long wait times, so come prepared with water something to occupy your time. And of course, your mask. See all locations at K c r w dot com slash election. Now do your part and go vote. Many people have been zeroed in.

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"bala chandran" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:01 min | 11 months ago

"bala chandran" Discussed on KQED Radio

"On Let me just ask straight up here. President Trump has explicitly tried to undermine voters Faith in the election process, especially with mail in ballots. What kind of Damage Has that done in Pennsylvania? Do you think You know, we have done so there have been so many amazing partners, federal, state and local who have done just as effective a job making sure every voter knows that no matter held a vote, and we have more options in Pennsylvania industry that we've ever had in the history of the Commonwealth. No matter how you vote, there's really intense process is in place to make sure every vote is eligible, and that every eligible vote is counted accurately and securely. Do you think that that message is getting through to people? Well, I can tell you that over 2.5 Million Pennsylvanians have already taken advantage of voting by mail or voting early and just for historic reference that in 2016. We had 260,000 Pennsylvania voted absentee, so we're going to end up with 10 times the number of voters voting by mail. Than ever before in history, So, yes, I think it's gotten through loud and clear. So let's talk about what you do with those ballots. I mean in June, Pennsylvania had its first test like a run through in processing mail in ballots for the for the primary, right. It took some counties two weeks to tell you those votes. You're now dealing with many more ballots. Can you give us an estimate of how long you think it's going to take the camel? Sure, you know, As I've been saying, I think the overwhelming majority of ballots of Malin and entity as well as in person Election day, ballots will be counted within a couple of days. And I want to just make sure everybody understands what I understand that the common the way it was described in the primary was that it took some Candies. To me that was provisional ballots. That was the ballots that are late arriving. We don't certify our election in Pennsylvania until 20 days after the election. That's actually normal. But most counties finished counting their mail and absentee ballots within a week, and all the large counties really did And so so, But I wanna be clear that since then the counties have staffed up. They've got an equipment of best practices in place. They have timelines. They are ready to start well and in balance 45 minutes, most of them And I expect to get a couple of days and the counties or county 24 7. They are just completely dedicated to counting every vote accurately as quickly as humanly possible. Lastly, President Trump has has said on more than one occasion, encouraging his supporters to go out and watch the polls today, which then inevitably leads to concerns about possible voter intimidation. What our state and local officials there doing to make sure that voters feel safe. Yeah, well, let me start with. I say, I want to make it very clear that voter intimidation is a vehicle under state and federal law, and we have never been so ready to go. Both prevent and also diffuse anything that arises. So we have an interagency workgroup on election security and preparedness that Governor governor will form in 2018. We, the Department of State are closely working with Pema Tenzin Humor's a management agency. You know the Pennsylvania State Police, National Guard Department, military, veterans affairs, state and local and federal officials across the country and across the state to make sure that every voter is safe and secure, no matter how they vote. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Book Far thank you for taking the time today. Thanks so much. Senator Kamala Harris is the first black and first Asian American candidate to be nominated for vice president by a major political party. Her mother's side of the family is from southern India, and people in one small village there are suddenly following an American election. More closely than ever before. Here's NPR's Lauren Frayer faithful clanging bells and chant prayers for Camilla Harris, a bare chested priest in a South Indians wrong pours milk over the idol of the Hindu god at a temple in Tula, Sandra Poor, Um it's a village of just a few 100 residents in the lush green rice Patties of southern India. It's where Harris's maternal ancestors are from the left religion. More than four beings. Eagle S V. Rama, non caretaker of the local Temple says You'd be hard pressed to find any locals who actually knew Harris's relatives personally. Folks here subsistence farmers, he says. They hadn't really followed US politics That is until Harris became the Democratic nominee for vice president. And they realized their connection to her See wouldn't happen will live in the media. People landed in my house them. They're not better off camera prominence. His TV crews descended on his village the day Joe Biden picked Harry says his running mate, and now the village is plastered with Harris billboards. Everyone suddenly has a connection to their native daughter, Rita, around our own. Had rules are here. I heard that withstood the temple and you're just fight. It's unclear if that happened, but never mind. Maybe she'll visit in the future as vice president, he says. Paris does have a surviving uncle in India and the capital New Delhi. I didn't downward job. Gopalan Bala Chandran is 79, a retired think tank analyst whose phone has been ringing off the hook since Harris's nomination. He says he wishes his sister Harrison's mother, who died in 2009 could have lived to see her daughter run for the White House. You already explored because any warning You and miss they were jumping with joy and harass his grandparent's. He says, if they were still alive, would probably be offering prayers at that temple down south in their home village. These aren't the only prayers being offered in India, though, for the US election, a fringe group called the Hindu Sana, which supports President Trump says it's holding a prayer ceremony today in Delhi for the victory.

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"bala chandran" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:02 min | 11 months ago

"bala chandran" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Clanging bells and chant prayers for Camilla Harris, a bare chested priest in a south Indian sarong pours milk over the idol of the Hindu god at a temple in Tula, Sandra Poor, Um it's a village of just a few 100 residents in the lush green rice Patties of southern India. And it's where Harris's maternal ancestors are from the left religion. More than four billion years ago s V. Rama, non caretaker of the local Temple says You'd be hard pressed to find any locals who actually knew Harris's relatives personally. Folks here subsistence farmers, he says. They hadn't really followed US politics That is until Harris became the Democratic nominee for vice president. And they realized their connection to her See holding happened will live in the media. People landed in my house. I'm not aware ofthe Ramadan says TV crews descended on his village the day Joe Biden picked Harris as his running mate. And now the village is plastered with Harris billboards. Everyone suddenly has a connection to their native daughter. We treat her as our own. Had roots are here. I heard that someone was stood the temple and you're just fight. It's unclear if that happened, but never mind. Maybe she'll visit in the future as vice president, he says. Paris does have a surviving uncle in India and the capital New Delhi. I didn't dare downward job. Gopalan Bala Chandran is 79, a retired think tank analyst whose phone has been ringing off the hook since Harris's nomination. He says he wishes his sister Harrison's mother, who died in 2009 could have lived to see her daughter run for the White House. Aren't you already exploded because anyone either and they were jumping with joy and Harris's grand parents, he says, if they were still alive, would probably be offering prayers at that temple down south in their home village. These aren't the only prayers being offered in India, though, for the US election, a fringe group called the Hindu Sana, which supports President Trump says it's holding a prayer ceremony today in Delhi for the.

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"bala chandran" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:23 min | 11 months ago

"bala chandran" Discussed on KCRW

"Senator Kamala Harris is the first black woman on a U. S presidential ticket as well as the first person of South Asian descent. Her mother's side of the family is from southern India and people in one small village there are suddenly following an American election more closely than ever before. Here's NPR's Lauren Frayer. Faithful clanging bells and chant prayers for Camilla Harris, a bare chested priest in a South Indians wrong pours milk over the idol of the Hindu god at a temple in Tula, Sandra Poor, Um it's a village of just a few 100 residents in the lush green rice Patties of southern India. And it's where Harris's maternal ancestors are from the left religion. More than four billion years ago s V. Rama, non caretaker of the local Temple says You'd be hard pressed to find any locals who actually knew Harris's relatives personally. Folks here subsistence farmers, he says. They hadn't really followed US politics That is until Harris became the Democratic nominee for vice president. And they realized their connection to her See holding happened will live in the media. People landed in my house and tell them they're not allowed off camera is, Ramadan says TV crews descended on his village the day Joe Biden picked Paris as his running mate. And now the village is plastered with Harris billboards. Everyone suddenly has a connection to their native daughter, Rita. Caterers our own Had roots are here heard that withstood the temple when she just fight. It's unclear if that happened, but never mind. Maybe she'll visit in the future as vice president, he says. Paris does have a surviving uncle in India and the capital, New Delhi. I think downward job Gopalan Bala Chandran is 79, a retired think tank analyst whose phone has been ringing off the hook since Harris's nomination. He says he wishes his sister Harrison's mother, who died in 2009 could have lived to see her daughter run for the White House You already explored probably does anymore. They were jumping with joy and harass his grandparent's. He says, if they were still alive, would probably be offering prayers at that temple down south in their home village. These aren't the only prayers being offered in India, though, for the US election, a fringe group called the Hindu Sana, which supports President Trump says it's holding a prayer ceremony today in Delhi. The victory of.

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"bala chandran" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:07 min | 11 months ago

"bala chandran" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Black woman on a U. S presidential ticket as well as the first person of South Asian descent. Her mother's side of the family is from southern India and people in one small village there are suddenly following an American election more closely than ever before. Here's NPR's Lauren Frayer. Faithful crying bells and chant prayers for Camilla Harris, a bare chested priest in a south Indian sarong pours milk over the idol of the Hindu god at a temple in Tula, Sandra Poor, Um it's a village of just a few 100 residents in the lush green rice Patties of southern India. It's where Harris's maternal ancestors are from the left religion more than 15 years ago, Rahman on caretaker of the local temple says you'd be hard pressed to find any locals who actually knew Harris's relatives. Personally. Folks here are subsistence farmers, he says. They hadn't really followed US politics That is until Harris became the Democratic nominee for vice president. And they realized their connection to her See wielding happened will live in the media. People landed in my house not let off camera is, Ramadan says TV crews descended on his village the day Joe Biden picked Harry says his running mate, and now the village is plastered with Harris billboards. Everyone suddenly has a connection to their native daughter. Meteorite as our one Had rules are here. I heard that I was stood the temple when she just fight. It's unclear if that happened, but never mind. Maybe she'll visit in the future as vice president, he says. Paris does have a surviving uncle in India and the capital, New Delhi. I think downward job Gopalan Bala Chandran is 79, a retired think tank analyst whose phone has been ringing off the hook since Harris's nomination. He says he wishes his sister Harrison's mother, who died in 2009 could have lived to see her daughter run for the White House. You already exploded because anyone They were jumping with joy and harass his grandparent's, he says, if they were still alive, would probably be offering prayers at that temple down south in their home village. These aren't the only prayers being offered in India, though, for the US election, a fringe group called the Hindu Sana, which supports President Trump says it's holding a prayer ceremony today in Delhi for the victory of the incumbent, Lauren Frayer. NPR news This is NPR news, NPR news and the news. A part of this Tuesday morning. Thank you for tuning in on reading. I'm Dave Frieman, helping to keep you informed. Our KGB news team. Brian Watt will be here. Brian and the news team with the early morning news in just about 11 minutes. Join us, then at 5 30. So McConnell joins us again for Look at this Election day traffic.

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"bala chandran" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:26 min | 11 months ago

"bala chandran" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Far thank you for taking the time today. Thanks so much. Senator Kamala Harris is the first black woman on a U. S presidential ticket as well as the first person of South Asian descent. Her mother's side of the family is from southern India and people in one small village there are suddenly following an American election more closely than ever before. Here's NPR's Lauren Frayer. Faithful clanging bells and chant prayers for Camilla Harris, a bare chested priest in a south Indians wrong pours milk over the idol of the Hindu god. At a temple in Tula, Sandra Cora. It's a village of just a few 100 residents in the lush green rice Patties of southern India. And it's where Harris's maternal ancestors are from. They left their religion more than 40 years ago s V. Rama, non caretaker of the local temple says You'd be hard pressed to find any locals who actually knew Harris's relatives personally. Folks here subsistence farmers, he says. They hadn't really followed us politics. That is until Harris became the Democratic nominee for vice president, and they realized their connection to her see wielding happened. We're living in the media. People landed in my house. T that time they're not aware ofthe Ramadan says. TV crews descended on his village the day Joe Biden picked Harris as his running mate. And now the village is plastered with Harris billboards. Everyone suddenly has a connection to their native daughter. We treat our one looks are here. I heard that withstood the temple insure, just fight. It's unclear if that happened, but never mind. Maybe she'll visit in the future as vice president, he says. Paris does have a surviving uncle in India and the capital New Delhi. I didn't hear downward job. Gopalan Bala Chandran is 79, a retired think tank analyst whose phone has been ringing off the hook since Harris's nomination. He says he wishes his sister Harrison's mother, who died in 2009 could have lived to see her daughter run for the White House. Aren't you already exploded because anyone whether they were jumping with joy and harass his grandparent's, he says, if they were still alive, would probably be offering prayers at that temple down south in their home village. These aren't the only prayers being offered in India, though, for the US election, a fringe group called the Hindu Sana, which supports President Trump..

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AP News

05:49 min | 1 year ago

"bala chandran" Discussed on AP News

"Morning I made Donna. A number of people filing for unemployment has moved below one million last week. What the AP, Shelly Adler reports. That number is still high. The Labor Department says applications for jobless aid fell to 963,000 last week. That's the first time it's been below one million since the pandemic started. However, if we go back to earlier in the year claims were about 200,000 per week, so they're still extremely high. PNC Financial Services Group chief economist Gust Fouchet It was a big drop. I mean claims fell by about 20%. So certainly that that's good news there, But we'll have to see if if this continues and if we continue to see the pace of layoff slow, Shelly Adler Washington negotiations over New Corona virus economic relief bill of all but ended on Capitol Hill, the White House and congressional leaders are far apart. There may not be a deal until the fall, his campaign says. Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 1st 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one day record in India. Kamala Harris, his maternal uncle, Gopalan Bala Chandran says Harris won't back down from Mandy talking over people who don't respond to him. The same degree of intensity. Dividing doesn't bother writing is very gentle and quiet. Long live President Trump's prediction for Kamala Harris. I think she's going to be a big failure, and I think I look forward to the debate between her and Mike Pence because I think he'll do even better against her. Then he did it against Senator Kane, which was a total wipeout, some rain and light winds or helping firefighters trying to control a big wildfire north of Los Angeles, former Milwaukee police she fell Fonzo Morales says he will retire. Morales was demoted to captain for using tear gas against protesters in Milwaukee, demonstrating over George Floyd's death. He says the only choice was to leave. This is AP News. Researchers at Britain's Imperial College estimate 6% of the country's population have been infected by the Corona virus. The figure far higher than previous findings is based on a study of 100,000 randomly selected volunteers who used home fingerprint tests to find antibodies for the virus. The research found that London had the highest infection rate at 13% on the Black Asian on other minority ethnic groups, with two or three times more likely to have Fat Cove in 19 than white people. The nationwide estimate is much higher than the number of reported cases posted by Johns Hopkins University. Its latest figure is 271,000 cases throughout England. Charles, the nation's largest chain of movie theaters. AMC is reopening a week from today and we'll be offering retro ticket prices 15 cents per movie. I'm a Donahue AP News. It isn't just that we want her to be an Asian American sister for us. She is she really is representative. This bi racial piece is is representative. We want her to claim all of us and we will all claim her Corona virus Update. I'm Rita Foley with an AP News Minute It's a good news. Bad news report. Ah, lot of Americans lost their jobs last week and applied for unemployment. Just under a 1,000,000 but it's the first time the numbers fallen below a 1,000,000 since the corona virus pandemic exploded five months ago. AP correspondent Ben Thomas puts this in perspective In all about 15.5 1,000,000 people are receiving jobless aid right now a level unseen since the Great Depression of the 19 thirties. Last week's declining claims does suggest layoffs are slowing, though the total still exceeds the pre pandemic record of just under 700,000. When Thomas Washington East Carolina University in North Carolina says it shut down about 20 parties during the school's opening weekend. Nearly 400 people were one of the parties. They say more than 166,000 people have died from the Corona virus in this country. I'm Reda Foley. Researchers at London's Imperial College estimate that 6% of England's population or 3.4 million people have been infected by Cove in 19 The figure far higher than previous findings is based on a study of 100,000 randomly selected volunteers who used home fingerprint tests to find antibodies for the virus. The research found that London had the highest infection rate at 13% on the black Asian on other minority ethnic groups were two or three times more likely to have Fat Cove in 19 than white people. The nationwide estimate is much higher than the number of reported cases posted by Johns Hopkins University. Its latest figure is 271,000 cases throughout England. Charles Plasma London. The figure far higher than previous findings is based on a study of 100,000 randomly selected volunteers who used home fingerprint tests to find antibodies for the virus. The research found that London had the highest infection rate at 13% on the Black Asian on other minority ethnic groups, with two or three times more likely to have Fat Cove in 19 than white people. The nationwide estimate is much higher than the number of reported cases posted by Johns Hopkins University. Its latest figure is 271,000 cases throughout England. Charles Thiss. His AP News I'm reading the number of Americans who.

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"bala chandran" Discussed on AP News

AP News

05:46 min | 1 year ago

"bala chandran" Discussed on AP News

"Morning I met Donna. Huge number of people filing for unemployment has moved below one million last week. What the AP, Shelly Adler reports. That number is still high. The Labor Department says applications for jobless aid fell to 963,000 last week. That's the first time it's been below one million since the pandemic started. However, if we go back to earlier in the year, claims were about 200,000 per week, so they're still extremely high, PNC Financial Services Group chief economist Gust Fouchet It was a big drop. I mean claims fell by about 20%. So certainly that that's good news there, But we'll have to see if if this continues and if we continue to see the pace of layoff slow, Shelly Adler Washington negotiations over New Corona virus economic relief bill of all but ended on Capitol Hill, the White House and congressional leaders are far apart. There may not be a deal until the fall, his campaign says. Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 1st 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one day record in India. Kamala Harris, his maternal uncle, Gopalan Bala Chandran says Harris won't back down from Mandy talking over people who don't respond to him. The same degree of intensity. Dividing doesn't bother writing is very gentle and quiet. President Trump's prediction for Kamala Harris. I think she's going to be a big failure, and I think I look forward to the debate between her and my parents, because I think he'll do even better against her. Then he did it against Senator Kane, which was a total wipeout, some rain and light winds or helping firefighters trying to control a big wildfire north of Los Angeles. Former Milwaukee police chief Alfonzo Morales says he will retire. Morales was demoted to captain for using tear gas against protesters in Milwaukee, demonstrating over George Floyd's death. He says the only choice was to leave. This is AP News. Researchers at Britain's Imperial College estimate 6% of the country's population have been infected by the Corona virus. The figure far higher than previous findings is based on a study of 100,000 randomly selected volunteers who used home fingerprint tests to find antibodies for the virus. The research found that London had the highest infection rate at 13% on the black Asian on other minority ethnic groups were two or three times more likely to have Fat Cove in 19 than white people. The nationwide estimate is much higher than the number of reported cases posted by Johns Hopkins University. Its latest figure is 271,000 cases throughout England. Charles, the nation's largest chain of movie theaters. AMC is reopening a week from today and we'll be offering retro ticket prices 15 cents per movie. I'm Ed Donahue. AP News It isn't just that we want her to be an Asian American sister for us. She is she really is representative. This bi racial piece is is representative. We want her to claim all of us and we will all claim her Corona virus Update. I'm Rita Foley with an AP News Minute It's a good news. Bad news report. Ah, lot of Americans lost their jobs last week and applied for unemployment. Just under a 1,000,000 but it's the first time the numbers fallen below a 1,000,000 since the corona virus pandemic exploded five months ago. AP correspondent Ben Thomas puts this in perspective In all about 15.5 1,000,000 people are receiving jobless aid right now a level unseen since the Great Depression of the 19 thirties. Last week's declining claims does suggest layoffs are slowing, though the total still exceeds the pre pandemic record of just under 700,000. Ben Thomas. Washington, East Carolina University in North Carolina says it shut down about 20 parties during the school's opening weekend. Nearly 400 people were one of the parties. They say more than 166,000 people have died from the Corona virus in this country. I'm Reda Foley. Researchers at London's Imperial College estimate that 6% of England's population or 3.4 million people have been infected by Cove in 19 The figure far higher than previous findings is based on a study of 100,000 randomly selected volunteers who used home fingerprint tests to find antibodies for the virus. The research found that London had the highest infection rate at 13% on the black Asian on other minority ethnic groups were two or three times more likely to have Fat Cove in 19 than white people. The nationwide estimate is much higher than the number of reported cases posted by Johns Hopkins University. Its latest figure is 271,000 cases throughout England. Charles Asthma London The figure far higher than previous findings is based on a study of 100,000 randomly selected volunteers who used home fingerprint tests to find antibodies for the virus. The research found that London had the highest infection rate at 13% on the Black Asian on other minority ethnic groups, with two or three times more likely to have Fat Cove in 19 than white people. The nationwide estimate is much higher than the number of reported cases posted by Johns Hopkins University. Its latest figure is 271,000 cases throughout England. Charles London Thiss.

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Sanchita Balachandran Shifts the Framework for Conservation with Untold Stories

Museum Archipelago

08:36 min | 1 year ago

Sanchita Balachandran Shifts the Framework for Conservation with Untold Stories

"The field of conservation was created to fight change to prevent objects from becoming dusty broken or rusted but fighting to keep cultural objects preserved creates a certain mindset the mindset of protector a mindset. It's too easy to imagine objects and cultures. In the state of stasis. This is how it always was and will be forever. Often I mean just given the colonial oneal had an imperial histories of museums. It was because people were going to be gone forever. That culture was gone. And so this is the last trace but in fact. That's not how cultural heritage works it. It's transformed it's changed. It continues on in different forms and a lot of the way the Conservatives think about cultural heritage is is about out mitigating that change. which makes it a little bit fossilized but to me that changes where things are really vibrant exciting and people are so closely connected to cultural cultural heritage that it really feels alive? This is since Cheetah Bala Chandran Associate Director of the John Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Hello my name is Cinci Bala Alexander. I'm conservative and I'm trained in the conservation of archaeological materials in particular and my day job is the associate director of the Archaeological Theological Museum at Johns Hopkins University. Bala Chandran founded untold stories a project that pursues conservation profession that represents and preserves a full spectrum of human cultural heritage for the past few years. The project has been hosting public events at the annual meetings of the American Institute for Conservation Conservation Untold Stories emerged of bollocks hundreds frustration with how narrowly the field of conservation has been defined at felt that there were literally early too many untold stories in the field of conservation. I wanted to find ways to actually start to think about what else cultural heritage could mean other than say the things we typically think of as belonging in a museum or many of us cultural heritage means going to this important looking building that has paintings and sculpture and has labels labels next to it and I think we kind of decided in some ways at that's cultural heritage and preservation means taking care of those things and really I've become more and more aware error and curious about the fact that cultural heritage is much more complicated and diverse set of practices. It's often not necessarily about a single object or a thing but rather how that thing might function within a community or communities as as part of a series of practices and exchanges and storytelling and I just wanted to have a way to kind of work with people who are really doing that work outside the museum and doing it in ways that I think preserved Europe but also change cultural practices since untold stories takes place at the annual meetings of the American Institute for Conservation. A lot of professionals in the field Are already gathered there. The meetings attract over one thousand conservators blake many professional conferences. The meetings are often held in a nondescript hotel how setting but untold stories makes it a practice to conceptualize where attendees are sitting and the history that preceded them an example of this is the twentieth nineteen eighteen untold stories event titled Indigenous Futures and Collaborative Conservation. How many times have you been to a conference and you could be anywhere right? I mean you're in this big room and you never leave the hotel or the conference center and part of what I was interested in was trying to actually place a somewhere so twenty one thousand nine since we were actually meeting at the Mohegan Sun which is a Mohegan owned casino. We were on native land. It seemed like a really important opportunity. -tunities to talk about native sovereignty kind of history of genocide in our own country. The fact that anyone who's non-indigenous in this country is a settler settler colonialist but to really think about what this means in terms of how we take care of collections that have come to us as a result of historical happenstance stance but also a very violent past and to acknowledge the fact that museums which for most of us who work in museums are very safe. Welcoming and joyful places uses are evidence of this history of of pain and removal so the opportunity to work with the commod educational initiative was really exciting. Because because it's a partly native co-founded and they do a lot of educational work around questions of how even think about the history of this country story and to me. That was really important to be able to say in native space as opposed to you know in a place somewhere else. Part of of Bala. Hundreds point is that there isn't such a thing as a textualist cultural material. The intentionally nondescript conference ballroom has a lot in common with deliberately sterile museum environment episode. Sixty eight of this show features an interview with Ed Wanda's spears director of programming and outreach at the adamant educational initiative and one of the convenors of the twenty nineteen untold stories event in the episode. She discusses her presentation about how native native narratives are violently presented through White Lens in museums. It was in Donna spheres of Who suggested the title she had worked in museums? She's very familiar with these questions. And she's the one who suggested indigenous futures which forces you to recognize that this is not something of the past. We really wanted to do something. The thing that felt like we were going to push. This had to be uncomfortable but it also had to be aspirational. Where do we go now? And how can as conservatives servers we actually be part of this very kind of collaborative supportive mission to ensure futures. We can't make it happen by ourselves. It's it's not like we're saving anybody and that's another big concern of mine. There's a real sort of savior mentality that I think conservation has ask we save objects and I certainly came out of graduate school thinking that I was going to save everything and to me. That's a very problematic way to think about it because frankly if the objects still survives it didn't need me it made it thousands of years without me somehow. We've decided that we're the ones that making the that make these things live live forever which is pure arrogance so part of this event was really to think about how as conservatives can come up with action items and by action items. It was practices but more than anything of kind of Shipton in a mental framework for working much more equitably and more humbly to really have a sense of respect for this notion that there has already been a history before you and so when you enter into this hopefully collaborative relationship you need to acknowledge alleged. Things have survived for a long time without your intervention. And they don't need you but you could actually provide some sort of service some sort of benefit that could actually really help the untold stories team. True to their mission is careful not to present the workshop as a single solution or even a set of solutions. The team wants wants to counter the assumption within the profession. That all you need to do is go to one workshop and then you're all done you know. Unfortunately this doesn't change the working working practices it doesn't change the mindset. It doesn't change the way an organization functions and what happens is then marginalized people are called upon again and again to kind of keep performing this vulnerability and this discomfort for themselves in order to educate people who are unwilling to do the work that consistent like every single day for the rest of their lives work that will be required to make transformative change possible part of what in the twenty nineteen in conversation we. We felt very strongly we had to say is if if you really believe in equality if you really want to do something that is truly collaborative that does not assume some sort of hierarchy. It means being really uncomfortable the entire time and maybe at the end of it things will change but you you still have to kind of follow through on it when it gets really uncomfortable. And the fact is most marginalized communities. People have done this entire lives so it it just feels like it's time for you. Know I think in general the museum community to say we're willing to engage in these kinds of difficult ongoing perpetual natural

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