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Fresh update on "bess" discussed on Big Boy's Neighborhood
"Why Bess again in man Luigi gave a pizza. Hey, say he was forced. Yeah. 14 Lynn, when this is over again, man, man, you tell me to make this countdown dog. Yeah, Yeah, They said very extended length. Yeah, I was saying, I think we're going 40 months. All right. Luigi gave a pizza man and it seems like there's been just so much pizza around him, you know? I'm saying like this here today. Yes, man, you know, and now sales talking about we gotta grow a pizza sponsor. And you know, like a man and I'm the one obviously dealing with it. Even giving up my pizza points, man. I told Meyer and she's like, Why do we have to suffer for your your also our pizza points. It was like God Damn, you didn't take any of that pizza that you may I did. I took that. Just.
Lawyer tells judge 'I'm not a cat' after a Zoom filter mishap in virtual court hearing
"Have experience with zoom know about advanced features like backgrounds and filters. Judge in West Texas had a bit of advice for attorneys who attend court hearings on Zoom Knock it off with the filters judge it. Roy Ferguson issued the warning after an attorney joined a video conference for a court hearing while wearing a filter that made him look like a Fluffy white kitten, Mr Bond. I believe you have a filter turned on in the video settings. You might want Tomo, huh? We'll find out which did you hear me? Judge? I can hear you. I think it's a filter in it is and I don't know how to remove it. I've got my assistant here. She's trying to but Mm hmm. I'm prepared to go forward with it, Bess. I'm here Live. That's not I'm not a cat. I can I can see that. The judge actually posted the video online. Posting the clip of the kiddie encounter, which ends with him schooling the attorney on how to ditch the cat filter, or one that at least makes him seem A little more professional. The judge acknowledged the filter snafu was a fun moment in a testament to how everybody's doing their best to make sure the judicial system continues work during the pandemic, and he says everybody who dealt with the problem including the quote catty attorney Handled handled it. With the dignity. Or behind the
"bess" Discussed on Kickass News
"Signed okay but Yeah and honor of a lifetime to be entrusted with that kind of material. And and i'm so grateful to have been a part of that incredible team for that. I am not the story. The speakers are the story. That's interesting they have you signing. Nda's as to who you wrote speeches for okay. That's kind of that was known who writes speeches for everyone. That's maybe who doesn't want credit. You really do not know what it's like to be a right if you want credit than. Yeah dustin hoffman at the end of wag the dog. It's like. I don't want the money i don't want them. And what the credit. But i think in my case. I just want to like cool. Merch t shirt. That i would've i would've liked to have seen you for don junior's girlfriend when she gave her screen the orange say she was like a screaming banshee in giant room by herself would is also how imagine trump most. It's i know. I thought she was hilarious. Who can beat that now before we get to the special. I also want to mention you. Have this marvelous book that came out earlier in this year Titled nobody will tell you this but me a true as told to me story. You're at a memoir of sorts. But not from your perspective rather than the voice of your grandmother who is now deceased. How did you come up with that angle. I mean i came up with that angle. During the one of the darkest periods of my life when i was a grieving the loss of the woman who raised me and i missed her and so in order to feel her presence again. Somebody who i spoke with every day had just had died I wrote as her talking to me and so it was this grieving exercise that i did that. Turns out Rated with a lot of people who had the more experiences yes. I understand that a lot of people really moved by this book What was your grandmother. I think her name was bobby lake. Was she a funny lady. She she was. She was one of the funniest ladies. I knew i was good at from. Is that where he got it from. Definitely any good about me. I got for my grandmother and everything bad about me. I got from my mother will say everything should about me. I got from my mother to but you do talk about how. The granddaughter grandmother relationship has the loved that. Sometimes it's missing between the mother and the daughter if there ever was one okay. Now you've gone from this book. Which was a eulogy to your grandmother to eulogizing the year. Two thousand twenty in this new comedy special yearly departed I also once read a great piece that you wrote in the new yorker that was titled obituaries. My mother wrote for me. While i was living in san francisco in my twenties s so it seems like you really have a thing for funerals. What that about this. I just think they're funny because like all comedians. I think comedy is born from tragedy. And that's that's i guess. If there's one thing that i am i am also scared of death and so joking about it as my way to cope with that you serve as head writer and executive producer of yearly departed. How did the idea for yearly departed. Come.
"bess" Discussed on Kickass News
"The sort of condescending in this extremely condescending way like as a maternal figure saying like. You're spiraling clearly. You know. I think johnny just take a step back and you'll feel better about this tomorrow. I was trying to give him what i honestly thought he did. So there are actually nice. Let the record show. They were nice things. It's not like i was calling him the like the orange monster without actually saying nice things but he couldn't keep read between the lines and after one of the spot me. Some people are just immune to help. What can you do. I know he can't help himself. I've i've just one moment and understand that your tweets were actually. What got you hired for jimmy. Kimmel live is that right I'd like to think my packet but tensions me definitely. I mean it's sort of a long story short. Yeah the I became a comedy writer. Because i started writing jokes on twitter and i was lucky enough to be re tweeted by a bunch of comedians. Who might i didn't know but who liked my jokes. And so i was a fact checker wired magazine in san francisco Who was quietly writing tweets of aside till my friends to like you know like here. I have with my little cultural commentary. You know for like the people. I would see for for beer later that night to be like nice one and that that was the extent of it. And then you know. All of a sudden i had all of these letterman. Snl people and family guy writers following me like engaging with me on this website and it it felt very surreal and there are also some great comedians. Like rob delay me and kelly oxford who at the time were extremely supportive of my jokes. My tweets and i think it was one that rob or kelly Re tweeted they. It is due to both of them that that my incredible boston mayhem. ended up becoming aware of of my tweets but was because i wrote jokes on twitter that the sort of comedians who became my mentors took notice and eventually let me know that the show jimmy came alive was looking to hire a writer and one writer on twitter actually. Dm me to submit a packet through different And so i was there. I was in san francisco Doing this and because other people were encouraging me to do it in other women's specifically so very grateful to them nell scoville is the writer. Who is the one who did that. I wrote a packet and submitted it and my bosses molly mcnerney and greet burke and jimmy kimmel like the packet and gave me a thirteen week trial period and then eight years later i was still there trial period. Yeah it's funny. Because i was think of late night as being a very masculine environment to be in. But i've heard that that show has a lot of sharp women who are really the ones who run the show right. They are women. Run that show like full. Stop the when i was there. The show's executive producers at one of the head writers more women Gel liederman aaron. Irwin's gen sharon in mali. Mcnerney were all executive producers of that show and there was a man in front of the camera but there were certainly women were the ones behind it. Who are making it happen. Like i said in my mind. I have these fantasies of what it must be like to be a writer for late night. Show probably straight out of my favorite year. but i. i can't imagine what it must be like when you have just hours to come up with a whole new hour.
"bess" Discussed on Kickass News
"Me and my wife would both be whining about having no life and not being able to have a date night or spend time with friends. But that's pretty much everyone right now for us. It really doesn't feel like we're missing out on anything at all. It's so great to talk to another newish parent about this. Because i have quarantine started right after my maternity leave ended so like my wardrobe did change and it's sort of like feeding around the house and you know i i my life people. I thought people sort of like lamenting the loss of social life. And this like this crazy fund party were all my husband and i just sat there and we were like well. We're on season five of the good wife. And i guess we'll just soldier on the way through and that's that's exactly what we did. Yeah i love what you said about Being able to extend your pregnancy wardrobe thanks to the quarantine. People were buying sweat pants. I was like i've got this. I've got this covered. There's nothing in this this wardrobe that is not elastic now. Is this your first child. Yes well that's an experience Yes our first and if you can see this but my my eyeglasses are currently glued together right now because our little other daughter charlotte rip them off of my head and somehow managed to break them in the one place. That's completely impossible to repair survey. Of course daddy doesn't understand superglue. So i spent a couple of hours yesterday with them physically attached to my head which i suppose is one way to keep her from ripping them off again. That's a that's the solution to two problems right now. I mentioned earlier. That you're a great follow on twitter and apparently you have this honor of having been blocked by president. Donald trump eight just nuts that the president of the united states has time to read your tweets get pissed off about them and then block. It's embarrassing for him. that happened. You know it is crazy to have been blocked by the former owner of the now bankrupt. Taj hotel casino. And you know somebody who failed to sell so many steaks. And who was i. Guess the chancellor of a fraudulent university. What a what. A sort of notch in my belt to blocked by Yeah no it's. It's horrible that that he would spend any time on twitter. That wasn't like a pre prepared. You know social media vetted way to communicate with the public using this app that slightly beneath the president communicating on twitter should be like should should just be sort of like your school principal making an announcement over the pa or their ramped up. It should be a formal thing and and he you know used it to tell a comedy writer to shut up and i did it worked. I respected him and changed my mind. I love that. You gave a shout to bankrupt taj casino. Because i kind of feel like now his spin would be because all the casinos are going bankrupt. He's like well. I went bankrupt before it was popular. I was ahead of the curve on. This is a trendsetter. We'll give him that. I'm curious do you know which tweet got you blocked. I should. I should know that i i i. Don't i know that at the time. I was channeling. My frustration with his tweets and not just with him but the fact that he would he would take to social media like a fourteen year old to Sort of like vent about how misunderstood he was at i which is honestly something. I said that is really offensive to the fourteen year. Old community. Yeah i think i was. I was replying to his tweets..
"bess" Discussed on Kickass News
"A hell of a year. Or maybe i should say it's been a year of hell. Twenty twenty introduced us to covid nineteen quarantine life and extreme economic uncertainty but it also bore witness to an impeachment trial brexit police violence against black americans crackdown on peaceful protests. In hong kong post-apocalyptic wildfires. Murder hornets five g conspiracy theories the cancellation of the summer olympics. A massive russian hack of the us government way too many celebrity podcasts and way too much banana bread and three hundred sixty five more excruciating days of the trump presidency on the upside. The election hopefully put an end to said presidency. Once and for all harvey weinstein went to prison and we got a new season of the crown. Still i think we can all agree that this has been just about the shittiest year in recent memory. And we're all looking for a little closure here to help as a brand new comedy special from amazon prime video that will give twenty twenty the sendoff it deserves with an all star lineup of female comedians. Who eulogized the things we lost this year yearly departed is available on amazon. Starting december thirtieth. And today i'm joined by the show's writer and executive producer cobb who talks about her own trials and tribulations over the past year including a recent cove. Scared the pediatrician. How she finds catharsis through laughter. And how that inspired her to bid adieu to twenty twenty with a rollicking roast style memorial service. She reveals some of the comedians that she attracted to this special. Some of the things. They sarcastically eulogize. And how they managed orchestrated an entirely. Socially distanced production. That doesn't look like it on the screen. Best share stories from her eight years as a comedy writer on jimmy. Kimmel live including being the interviewer for jimmy. Lai witness news segments and coming up with the classic baby bachelor sketch less. She talks about writing jokes. For hillary clinton working as an undercover speechwriter at the democratic national convention. And perhaps her proudest moment getting blocked by donald trump on twitter. Coming up with best cobb in just a moment okay. Best cow is an emmy award.
"bess" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM
"Sports scandals ever. The Houston Astros signs stealing scheme Now in a special two part series finale. I'm getting to the bottom of it. Exclusively talking to the man who knows the Astros secrets Jeff flew. No, this will be the first time I've had an opportunity to tell my story. I'm revealing the corruption ran deeper than anybody realizes. I don't think that if you really wanted to dig, you'd be happy with what you found. You'll learn why the Astros scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. When there's this much money at stake, Kid stop people from compromising their ethics to try and gain an edge. After you listen to the edge Houston Astros available now for free on radio dot com apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Behind the name. Thank you, Bess. Dan Band Incubus formed in 1991. The founding members were only in high school. They existed as a band for quite some time before they found themselves. A name, which was only motivated by an upcoming concert and Incubus from medieval folklore is a demon who visits women in their sleep, why they pick it as a name. In an interview, Brandon Boyd, singer said they were 15 the definition at sex in it and his 15 year olds. They thought it was cool. You. Do you ever get annoyed by petty things? Does your head fill up with complaints throughout the day? Well, I have the solution for you..
A Chat With Juliette Burton
"I think the the idea that end of the calendar year might be mean the end of all of this is uncertainty and it would be lovely to think it were as it. Were going to adhere to End of the calendar year. But who knows what's going to happen. Yeah i guess. I was in the middle of my second. Uk national toll of that was funded by the council. When looked down on hits us nationally. I'd done three showers of Was my my fifth surly shire. I've told Toured new zealand twitter on the k. Before but i mean everyone. Everyone who i know in the comedy world. They think that their latest show is bess. Joe because he constantly try to strive to make it to be better investment besser. That's possible. I love comedy because you're constantly learning and growing and often every gigi kind of sit down and reassess right what went well. What kind prove on which was which is funny. Which bits do i need to work. Open caught with to flow a. I'm working on stage with audience. Making it really come alive and engage with them in the moment with that kind of vicious community compensation committee radios. And i already felt like this was my favorite show that i've ever done. It was certainly the funniest. The i feel like i've ever done We'd done three shows of it onto and then suddenly lockdown happened and another. Gosh i can't remember how many shows we had see cancel. But i will say do comedy select corporate events as well and if those sub me become sold for about the first month i i think i had asked of rights going straight backs of my therapy sessions from therapy for over twenty years. Now go straight back to all of the the inpatient treatments of like mealtimes eat well sleep well have good routine. Stay motivated have project. Stay stay creative. And the first month. I think i managed fairly well. But then as uncertainty continued and as the knock on effects of all of these different rearranged plans like the tool was originally rearranged awesome twenty twenty and then gradually some of those became virtual shows and then and the rest of them have just had to become sold in las vegas venues now facing the prospect of will ob and going to survive and then seeing all of my wonderful comedy powell's and insists powell's old venues that have meant so much to me over the years working in comedy. We have to invest not only our time our money and in getting better at it and guessing good enough to make it an actual viable career at the same time. Been sort of saying. Oh my friends. Chaves marriage and babies and make league no careers. My thing. my career is my thing. This year's been really hard. I've missed that community. I'm kind of the connection that you get with people when roller roomful of strangers and you're laughing at the same thing it. It's amazing feeling that is unlike any other And i don't feel alone when i'm laughing in a room full of people whether that's me on stage whether that i'm in the audience watching other people none of us have had this yesterday. I think some heart for moving forward but it some. It's it's trying. I've been trying to get creative in ways to find in ways to support myself and others around me in trying to look ahead with a bit more bit more I'm gonna stay rather than anything else. Because i think certainty is not something any of us going to have for a while. You should have been able to rework things from the show on new comex do some online stuff or have you decided to maybe postpone. It'll i'm i am afraid. I don't have it within me to postpone it. My i think for me comedies. A survival technique. Because for me my my mental illnesses is something that i really struggle with on a day-to-day basis. So if if i'm able to find a funny way of expressing whatever is going through whether that's a mental health thing or just a life thing or family single friend thing or criticizing. If i can find a funny way of making into a a joke or something. I can use in comedy routines. It's a way of me surviving. That that dog darkness in my mind and and being able to curate. My thoughts in a positive comedic way is survival technique and so this year i i did have a couple of moments thinking. I'm i going to do my friends. Were i wanted to say the phrase jumping ship but then notes that they are postponing as you say like that. They're not giving up comedy. But that just in order to survive that that changing to a completely different career for a while i have managed to get some virtual of had quite few lovely virtual gigs and in fact quite few of them have been a because of the mental health angle. Because we've had lots of things like the world mental health awareness week and a mental health day and They've been great. We'll sit on lots of virtual gigs on twitch and next up comedy and mixed bill nights a and they've been different if they've been. I've actually really enjoyed them. I've wanted to get more inventive. Like how to make it more of an active experience for the audience because comedy is an active experience for the audience. It's is. I said it was a conversation so every show that you do. When you're on stage it can go completely differently depending on the mood of the audience. All the way you all. What medication
Judge rejects Trump campaign request for access to Philadelphia voter offices
"Against the Trump campaign. Denying a request to put poll watchers in the city's new satellite election offices are City Hall Bureau chief Pat Lobe reports. The judge agreed with the city. The offices are not polling places. Judge Gary Glaser says the offices don't fit either the time or geographic limitations for polling places in the state election code that is on election day in and for a specific voting district. Nor, he says, are the functions of polling places performed there. No opening, counting or Courting of ballots. Bess, he says allowing Paul watchers were state law makes no provision for them would be the worst sort of judicial activism usurping the legislative function. The ruling is a victory for the city commissioners, who opened the offices to ease getting in returning mail in ballots in light of their unexpected popularity due to the cove it 19 pandemic and to reassure voters in light of the president's repeated attacks on male and voting. The commissioners are allowing Onley voters conducting business inside the offices. They say they're pleased with the decision and we'll welcome poll watchers on Election Day. In the meantime, Judge Glaser recommended the Trump campaign except the commissioner's offer to tour the offices. But not to linger. Pat Lobe K Y W News radio. So what poll
Meet Jerri Evans, The Turning Natural Juice Bar Founder Transforming Lives in the Black Community
"So welcome to the guest chair Jerry. Thank you for having me I'm so happy to have you here as I mentioned I was in the juice bar on h street the other day, and I was like this is so yummy. This is amazing I'd love to know more about your story. So first and foremost what was your career path before becoming the owner of turning natural juice bars. So prior to juicing, I was an air nautical engineer I worked for a major company which is probably the main companies in the Department of Defence Specialty was F twenty, two fighter jets. So Bess, literally my background I didn't WanNA been engineer at first I wanted to go to fashion but we had a career fair in highschool they separated all the boys of jobs that they believe men become in they separated the girls with like nursing and teaching and I didn't know you know to be feminist then I just wanted to go with the boys and so went with boys and this guy from NASA's Guy Actually said women do not become engineered. Yet I was so offended I went home and that's home. My Mama say what I only WanNa do fashion anymore I wanNA become an engineer and she's like. Bass drastic. So I just kind of looked into what types of engineering I would potentially enjoy in to be truthfully honest none of them were remotely interesting. I just knew that airplanes was probably the most interesting to me and I ended up majoring in Tennessee State University. So you were on that path and what did you envision your life looking like before this whole entrepreneurship thing happened. My first internship with with Nasser in our member calling my mom during that year that summer I was like. Do this every single day for like sixty five years. There's no way. This could be life, and so I knew that I was going to work for a while I. Just knew that couldn't be that person that worked until retirement indigenous. No hope to petty pitch whatever they decided I I earn so. Actually, GonNa. Probably be engineer for a while. Then I had no idea. So, walk us through what was the motivation behind starting turning natural. While two thousand, one by MOM was diagnosed with Stage two breast cancer and even though Stage two is roads of we early at that time cancelled as like a death sentence, everyone was so afraid of being diagnosed in, you know all the people that we had known to be diagnosed like my aunt who was diagnosed with stage four she passed away shortly after being diagnosed in. So our live drastically changed a mom went from a meat eater to vegetarian to Vegan and. Nine and a half years she was cancer free. Very healthy life in we found out in two thousand ten that cancer I came back. When it came back, it was much more aggressive. It's spread to her bones and then it went to her liver was in like two weeks of out that it came back my mom transition and so you'll never really hear me say my mom died I think super aggressive word. In it helps me cope to say she transition because I believe is energy. Redo that guy we just exist in another space and so shortly after my mom passed a believe that very next summer I quit my job and has started going to grief counseling When my mom transition, they give you this pamphlet that tells you what morning is GonNa look like in one minute you're GONNA be happy. One Minute you're going to be said and you're going to be depressed. That you're going to be angry. and. I was just angry I was angry for a very, very hard time. A MOM's a super spiritual woman. I was very angry with guy. Stop believing in any and everything in ages I'm already an introvert. So I literally practice. introverts space like no one could get in my space in. A really good friend of my recommended grief counseling which even made me angrier. Like I don't want to go to counselling I don't want another person to tell me to be absent from the bodies to be present with guy like that didn't make sense to me and I didn't want someone else to say I'm sorry for your loss because I really don't know how to respond to that. I don't WanNa say thank you that you're sorry for my law. So I was just in a very angry space in a started going to counseling. It was difficult because everyone that I had talked to a new mom. So I never had to explain my mother in the way that I had to explain to this counselor. and. She told me that morning isn't linear. You're not going to feel one way today, and then the next day is the next phase in pampering. You're gonNA fill multiple things on multiple days. And that was probably the single best advice that I could have gotten after my mom transition. So I'm sitting at my desk at my job at the time when I'm still in engineer and I hear my mother's voice and she said, why are you still here now in my mind I'm like I read about this this is the point where my mind I'm going crazy because if I turn around my mom is standing here I am not Right anymore. and. So I stopped what I was doing and I turned around I. Heard it again of course, she was there but I knew that Mitt like you don't WanNa do this anymore you not fulfil. You're just doing it because you're good at it. and. So I went to my boss's office and. told him as saying, Hey, you know I can't do this anymore. And you know at the time I was doing about equipment. The workload that I had was equivalent to two or three people job title. And so he said, don't worry. We're interviewing people were going to get you some help You don't understand I don't want to do this job at all anymore So I quit.
"bess" Discussed on Launch Left
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"bess" Discussed on Launch Left
"Is happening in this and it's. It's sort of like I'm not going to be like. Yeah, you know what was me and my I can make as many like self deprecating. This is the real crisis facing. America but I think what you said is. True and in many ways. Is a sort of alignment rather than a misalignment instead of it being. But I feel like this is a prescription for now. And there's a line in the book that. My grandma used to say to me all the time and it hurts theater. Her grandfather told her. and. It's it's throughout the book. It happened it like bookends, few chapters in the apple and its expression, an old, the expression translates to when the earth is cracking behind your e, you put one foot in front of the other and keep walking should say that all the shooter that for no reason we'd be a bloomingdale's, and I'd be like they don't have a size eight in this Gb. Like when the earth is cracking behind your seat, your put one an front. Walking, Shoes. chiller! She said that a shoes action I mean you. You quite literally have a tactic audience. I feel like. Bodley is even a better time than ever to have like content that people need to stop. Yeah, I also actually feel that specifically I mean I'm a big advocate for talking more about loss and death in greeting in our culture. Because it's something we don't culturally do here. Like in other others that do. More, they have a lot more joy in their life because they're not so scared of Jest Still Emmy. The fact that you've done something in that, you know, does speak about art, collective fears of about loss and grief, and all these things are going through, but through a lens that is joy creating through comedy. I just my hat's off to you and appreciation, and I also think this time of crisis, land. Were faced with that constantly. The news is talking about numbers sick dying off. That that the more that we can have constructive conversation and support each other during this grieving process. It's it's real for everyone like we've all lost somebody raw going to lose somebody in some capacity whether it's. A from a crisis or not, but the end Rogan. Exactly enroll going to. Constructively and in a way that's funny to like bringing joy like you said the funeral of your grandma. Wild to see your relatives laughing end crying. That's so profound thank you for for being in a way an advocate for talking about these very big subjects through through your art. You know using your art talk about really important things for everyone. I'm I'm one voice doing it there. There are many many people in many fields and many creative fields. trying to generate that and like trying trying to give voice to that as well I think it's risky and I think what you mentioned about like. Understanding of death, and like this sort of American idea where you know you ask somebody in this country. How are you the nuture? regurgitated responses good. How are you or finery great in? There's like zero introspection If anybody said to American person, how are you? When they responded not good it would be related to rail. Yeah, like my friends in France or Other countries are like are so are just so much more grounded in reality because they don't have this cheerfulness that has to. Be So frontward facing at talking about debt writing about death painting about death. I think it makes that that irony is really true that it makes lay, and it makes joy more meaningful Yet the book ends with while. Sports The book begins with her funeral begins. The opening line of the book is terrible. Jimmy debt all of the dirt? There's no one to talk to you. What. and. Great Great, but it also ends with her. Telling me that I'm going to die one day. and. That's in the last stage. It's like it's me asking her what he wanted. Minutes I want for you to live, and for you to die and scatter your story into the wind, the midst of the legends in the truth, the heart generally really say that. She she. She had a funny relationship. She didn't. She didn't really say that. That's the character her. Her relationships death was an I think in the. The elderly people that I that I love and spoken to about this. It's extreme denial. An it's part of maybe the Jewish matriarch idea like a I'm gonNA lead, John Hundred, the like olive, two hundred fifty. Good Yeah I've CONC-? How was she when she passed was ninety. Pretty fucking close grandma very close, but too young, still like somehow go. I think the fact that I was. The fact that like I haven't had a kid yet and there was so much that there was so much she wanted to do. But ultimately it was the right amount of time, and I think something that I grappled with in writing this. It's like we with the death of a nine year old woman. This is not a tragedy. It's not it's very. It's a life well. It's a life well lived along. Lives? But the length of her life, the number of years accounts for the enormity of the loss like that that is There is a line that Stephen Colbert said when his mother died at I. Think one hundred one. She was all over a hundred, and she he he was so beautiful. It was almost Buddhist and I think about it all the time. It was like it is just the her age indicates the size of the room whose door is now shot I. Remember Getting chills when I heard that. I think that can be incredibly comforting and great especially for a child. Honestly I mean. We lied our children about. Santa Claus and like all of these other like silly things, and yet you know we give let them be.
"bess" Discussed on Launch Left
"You're listening and watching launch left podcast space for fame creatives to launch the next wave of music rebels in intentional space. You highlighted power artists for him. Radical creativity is not a choice, but in assessing today's guests best. How will let her introduce herself? But she's an incredible writer and artist and we're happy to have her. Please don't forget to follow us. In all socials. Lunch left rating. Subscribe have a great day. Bye early here to have a conversation with you and learn about. I mean one thing that's clear. Is that that you a wrote a book? Yes, and be you ever Jewish grandmother? Guest both of those things are true. And and I guess that's really the that's it hub. I wrote a book about my grandmother told her voice from beyond the grace And my grandmother helped raise me. and My mother went back to work when I was a few weeks, old shoes, one of the only limited, her medical residency programs at the time in the eighties, and there was no such thing as maternity leave I just had a baby a seven month, old son and so i. See how very different it is! Now, but I'm also one of the only women in my field. I'm a lighter I read for Jimmy. Kimmel live. That's my day job. But. This book is the combination I'm holding up. This book is. Really does feel like my life's work. And is the story of the woman who stepped in raised me. it her image, and it's told as voicemails dialogue Ange pros all from her perspective knowing she's dead. And I've dedicated to my son to bring him close to her They'll never meet of course and. Hopefully it brings some comfort and solace. Joy To people who are living in this surreal moment that we are in in in every way. How often do you miss your grandmother? And Yeah wasn't every day. And is that why you started to sort of making them allegation? It seems like of all of these different things. She taught you or spoke to you about to you. Yeah, that's a good question. I how often I miss her I. Miss Her a sort of like this pilot light all the time. It's like the slow burn that I think anyone who's grieving or has lost. A loved one understands that the missing never goes away it's the and oftentimes the memories of her. Send that. Somebody loves twos Nanga with US can bring great joy at sometimes that memory can feel like a knife press tear through that can that can really feel like. God I don't know I. Don't know if I can link. Breathe through this because I. Miss them so much and that. Is those complicated feelings of bringing back memories to feel close to her at last and remember the good times and bringing back memories to sort of like deepen that feeling of loss, both exists in the book, and so there are people who read it until like this. Look so far. I feel like I know your grandmother now. What a character! What a fabulous woman and they're like! Oh God! This is my grief. Journey new articulated it at this is this is. This must've been so painful for you to ray at. Both are true I wrote it. Because I delivered her eulogy at her funeral. She and I were extremely close. I was tasked with delivering the Eulogy, and I wrote the eulogy in her voice. So delivered it as her being. It's a terrible thing to be dead. Look upset you all are and I'm not here. everyone started laughing. And I looked at my relatives were like laughing and crying and I was like okay, captured voice, and brings her back might bring joy to people. Is So special in so I think really important especially in times of crisis, but in general to. Begin to talk about the very thin veil between grief and joy you know, and how important how how they do coexist in an and how it's important to laugh. When, you're most sad to have joy. Some sorts of that you can have some relief from that intense grieving now, and so I always look to Comedians are people who are you know trying to put more joy molecules in the in the room? Because I truly think that that hell swing, you're really scared or grieving or any number of the negative emotions. We think we think they're negative, but they're just part of life. They're very very close together and so I appreciate that you not only like you proven that through the Book and do even that Eulogy was what I really when he saw that in real time with your own relatives, how magical that must or at least like felt like you could do something to comfort them. Is that right totally. That's wrong. I love joy molecules I feel like that. That's that's. That's like a little bit feels like. That's my thing it's. ME. It's my trademark jaw. For good reason, it's it also. It feels like my my whole job on this planet. At my day job is like is to is to make people laugh at the end of the day. And by default at home, growing up as a little girl to physician parents who are really serious situations all the time. My mom is retired now. She was a psychiatrist who dealt with nine eleven first responders post, traumatic stress disorder and that was her. She dealt with the most. Segi accurately extreme cases, and my father was the director of an intensive care unit up in in Harlem, and so he I grew up in New York this live, and so he was seeing people die every day. Multiple people die every day, and so my job as a little girl was to like be the comic relief. Had to really get to the heart. Jokes to land. It wasn't like. Bring, good cheer and have a general attitude I had to like had time it well, and it had to sway. WHO's tough crowd? atomised joy molecules. That's that's. That's what I do and. So You know people who have have asked me like. What's it like? Release Your debut book in a pandemic. And have. The tour council, the average canceled for the safety of humanity. And I think the like somebody I was talking to. My husband about today was like this feels. Like a more special time to bring people joy from his book. Than just a regular like Oh, it's getting good buzz and if you're at a bookstore, maybe the cover is attractive you now it feels just more urgent and personal, and even if it's A. On a smaller scale, it does feel like the people who are reading it and connecting with it all right. These crazy reviews on Amazon. They're like I've read it in one sitting I'm laughing and.
"bess" Discussed on KQED Radio
"My guess Claire Danes with Bess Armstrong in a scene from my so called life did you have that talk with your mother I don't remember having that talk but I remember when I got my head and like my mom kind of discovered it because and and approaching me about that and just feeling like devastated which is funny because I trusted her and we were it was so relaxed between us and but there are just some things that feel shame fall by definition almost you know which is so sad so sad but there's a there's it's scary stuff right and I don't know but yeah it's not it's so it's such a beautifully written scene is so recognizable however how old were you when you got your period I was young I was eleven and I was I was terrified and what you know what is referred of were you afraid of maturing or afraid of them yeah like looming womanhood and sex and all of these big ideas that I was ill prepared for that I couldn't begin to kind of make any sense of so yeah and I just live by flinched yeah we frayed above your friends finding out I was afraid of all of it I was just afraid of it I was afraid of the the change and I had reason to be because it's your living in like a Kafka story no it's just the worst I mean when I was pregnant I kind of felt that way again just that you know you have to see total control your body just riots and it never consults you about any of these things so when you were like a teenage star those are the years in your teen years are the years when you're trying to figure out who you are who you are separate from who your parents think you are we want you to be and at the same time people are probably thinking she's Angela from my so called life and projecting onto you clear day right the you know personality of your character Angela so what was that is it a difficult time to become well known for a role when you're trying to figure out who you are yeah I think so I mean I I just think adolescence is a difficult time full stop in some ways I think I've ran into acting because I was struggling emotionally just with that reality I really had a hard time in junior high school and was bullied and I just hated the social dynamics and I got to reflect on that in such an incredible way with my so called life and then I was kind of buffered from the actual experience of it because I was suddenly in a world full of adults who were much more humane but at the same time I was also not having to develop these social strategies right or techniques are you know my development a motion only was a little stunted and that did catch up with me eventually and that's why that was a major reason why I chose to stop acting for a time and I went to college you said you were bullied what were you bullied for I think I may have been a little annoying like I would if I think I was I was always I always really loved learning was very engaged student which meant like I was what I call who we you know as I had my hand up and was ready to give the answer and you know like I didn't quite get the memo that you were supposed to stop doing that especially as a girl at a certain point my best friend we grew up together and and and she had a quota she would only allow herself to answer three questions per class she was the valedictorian but nobody would ever know it you know she she knew how to peace doubtful about so high and is horrible it's horrible but I eat just one maybe I don't really understand it or two maybe I just have the patience for it I'm actually not entirely sure which was the real motivating force behind my continuing to be exactly who I was but I got punished for it I really did I got made fun of a lot and it it really took a toll was it was taxing and died left a belt stop going to school let's take a short break here and then we'll talk some more if you're just joining us my guest is Claire Danes she stars in the Showtime series homeland which is now in its eighth and final season we'll be right back this is fresh AIR support for NPR comes from this station and from.
"bess" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Everybody in this opera is looking for something and it's something that I think really does apply to today's society the music for Porgy and Bess was written by George Gershwin and the opera was first performed in nineteen thirty five when George Gershwin his brother ira put it out into the world they insisted that all the principal roles to be played by black people because they wanted that in the nineteen thirties work be given to black people in quotes Sirius art in that way the show was stored as was the music the aria summertime it's been covered by everyone from jazz great Ella Fitzgerald to American idol winner fantasia is said to be the most recorded piece of music in history but it's another piece that has special meaning for angel blue my favorite song the show's definitely promised land maybe it's because I lost my keys I get really emotional because it's right this is the train isn't the station and you better get onboard cause it's leaving today that everybody joins it's that whole we'll have he's gone for now this is how I feel about my dad he's gone for now but I will see him again and every time I get to see I see Porgy and Bess maybe playing in new York's famous opera house but tomorrow audiences.
"bess" Discussed on Aria Code
"For for me. One of the toughest parts about the opera is that we have these wonderful incredible characters that are put forth in the beginning and through the opera. And then there's so a little hope at the end the two people who were the most excited about in the very beginning Clara and Jake and their little baby and there's so much hope for what's going to happen you know and this little kid is going to go to college. This kid is going to do everything. Grow up and be everything we want and you know hole. In the Second Dag the hurricane comes and Jake is wiped out. Clara is wiped out the baby's handed to best Besson's what's up not being able to take care of the child and where we had so much promise and hope. The ending is so devastating. When this piece was premiered there were very few images of black people in film and Television and on the stage and there was mostly you know people being underlings so to speak and now since that's no longer the only thing you see you have more freedom freedom to present this as the story that it is and people still don't buy into it but I think that dubose heyward and the Gershwin's I think they're we're not being disparaging of this community are just trying to tell the story of how was the we have to start grappling with the kind of stories you want to tell the African American experience any sort of dial sporadic experience cannot just be told through their pain? It must also be told through their joy joy and we have to also push full INC stages not just every once in a while. You know those action for me. The first time since being a student in South Africa that I was in a cost with so many things and this cost is proven proven to the entire public talent. People haven't been looking and that sad. It kind of makes me angry. I have a lot of friends who have very mixed views about this work. But there's something really relevant and timely. We have issues around race where white supremacy is something we think about and black lives matter is something we think about. We live in the me too era where we think about sexual harassment and really what power is doing. This opera also brings up ability and disability anti drug abuse and violence. And what does it mean for a community that has had extreme violence against them. We're still in the time of the opera. Not that far from slavery and we're in a sharecropper and world with Jim Crow in lynching is very real issues. How does this have meaning? Today it has a lot of meaning today and so I'd like to think that with this context and the background of understanding the complications. Shinzo the work. This is a liberating space for those who choose to come into it and let themselves be moved by the performances so even even though the Gulf culture my culture is filled with people who are self reliance self sufficient this generation and its traditions being passed on on it's still at risk to be extinct or vanish. You can look at me. Just hear me what you here. Today is not what I sounded like growing up gala on Saint Helena Island what you would have heard was if I wanted to greet greet you. Oh I gladly for the unity and if I was saying goodbye to you say oh I hope is on my first first language was better and I stopped because if I just went seven miles. Inland people would laugh at me. And and this is what you hear day. You hear a little bit of the Gulf coming out deady here a little bit of a coming out but I lost a lot of it because I was ashamed. So some aspects of our culture are diminishing and some of it has resilient. That's a word that I I love when I talk about my culture resilient and what I think about this magnificent work of porgy and best. I really see this as a tool for continuing generations to be able to look at and listen and feel and and really see the beauty of the culture. Yes those hardship. And there's power their spirituality virtual reality and there's hope.
"bess" Discussed on Aria Code
"I got plenty of the fact that you've got jazz infused rhythms as well as African American spiritual like sounding music. This is a little unusual unusual. Gershwin calls poor game bass a folk opera to explain what he's doing. Gershwin was very diligent about out making sure that he captured the essence of the community through his music. And he's so masterful and the way that he blends is all of that together. This wonderful fusion of genres that flow seamlessly from one to another base is so many good teams to ten. Forget Gate really dark. Difficult stuff happening with those people. Delegates you people we people we say. Where are the descendants of African tour enslaved on Rice Indigo on sailing? Cotton plantations people that are stolen away from in West Africa as part of the transatlantic slave trade sixteen hundred seventeen hundreds and we're brought into the ports of Charleston and aries of Savannah Georgia north but primarily delegate to people are entering in to the Charleston harbor to to maybe Gadston warf eighty percent of us are into the nation as a slave to people and take our first steps and at Gadston war is going to be a warehouse at houses us until the market is right to sell us like cattle or a corn. And this is where we are melding together. This is where we're trying to survive but also learn learn who we are as enslaved people in the United States..
"bess" Discussed on Aria Code
"So it's a New Year and I've got something really big in store for twenty twenty. I'll be singing the role of bess in Porgy and for the first time back in my hometown at Greensboro Opera Wpro in North Carolina. It's going to be my first professional offer Gig in a long time. So it's a little ski. Okay it's a loss scary. Ram Is going to honest with you. And you know I've always had pretty complicated feelings about poor Gamba's porgy invest came into this world through a stellar creative team the composer George Gershwin and his brother. The librettist IRA Gershwin as well. As novelist goes hayward and playwright Dorothy heyward yet they remarried now. It was an all white team creating a show about black life in South Carolina which raises some important questions for me about race and representation and to to get to the bottom of them. We need to start the real beginning of the story how we got here on Porgy bests begins with the Gola descendants of formerly family. Enslaved people who settled along the southeastern US coast from about Wilmington North Carolina on down the Saint Augustine Florida. A lot of folks ended up buying land end around Charleston and the sea islands off of South Carolina. Now this is where dubose heyward enters the picture. He's born and raised in Charleston. At the turn of the last century he spent some time living down the street from a black tenement community called cabbage row. That community would become the inspiration for catfish row the setting of his bestselling novel Porgy Porgy is about a disabled beggar who falls in love with the troubled bess. She dates abusive men. She's addicted to drugs drugs and she eventually follows her dealer all the way up to New York City breaking porgies heart. Now one of the novel's biggest fans is George Gershwin Schwinn he writes to hayward and they set plans in motion to turn it into an opera. GERSHWIN's spends a few months just south of Charleston on James Island in folly beach absorbing the language music and culture of the Gull community living their role as much as you can absorb in a few months. It takes it all in and blends it with other musical influences deeply rooted in the African American community like jazz and spirituals. An an out of this fusion comes the first great American Opera Porgy and Bess. Now the Gershwin's and Hayward's felt strongly that this story could only be told by black performers from the very first performance. Every black character has always been played by a black singer. And that's the way it will always be. It's included in all performance servants licenses by the Gershwin family. This opera has a pretty deep history so this episode is going to take a more expansive approach than usual. So we're going to look at summertime that gorgeous Lullaby. It's sung by a new mother named Clara to her baby and opens the entire show and we'll also dip into I got plenty on sung by Porgy and the style of Banjo folk tune always good to hear Banjo at the offer. Now let's make the folks who bring it all together. I I soprano Golda Schultz. When I become very emphatic become very South Africa? She made her role debut as Clara earlier this year and discovered that singing summertime was challenging. Alan Jingwei she hadn't anticipated the most hilarious thing about this show for me. Every woman who is a mother in real life was telling me I was holding baby. Everyone's a critic. I have to admit I've thought the same thing. Let's just put this on the record. There is no correct way to hold a doll baby next Bass Baritone Erico. Who's been singing the role of porgy for a decade now ten years exactly but his decision to play porgy was a longtime coming? I didn't necessarily really WANNA get stuck just doing gorby. And so I made this decision that whenever I would sing porgy it would never be a the house debut. It would have to be a place where they weren't just wanting to type cast me. Naomi Andrei a professor of Afro American Studies at the University of Michigan. She's also the author of a book called Black Opera. History power engagement. Her interest in opera began early. My mom was always playing classical music. We tape player and so we were listening that way then then when I got to see live opera it just fell in love with it. It was very easy to go. Go to the Metropolitan Opera and get standing room tickets so I got to see a lot of things and Victoria. Smalls a gull woman born and raised on one of the silence near Charleston. Saint Helena Island. My home is one of the most beautiful places I know. It's a farming and fishing community. A lot of people will come to the island and fall in love with the landscape. And then you fall in love with the people. Victoria's the director of Art History and culture at the Penn Center in South Carolina an institution dedicated to promoting and preserving African American history and culture. She's also a federal commissioner for the Golic Aleki cheap cultural heritage quarter and by the way the words gala and both refer to the same group of people are often used together so now well let's make our way to catfish row and the World Porgy and.
The Man From Beyond Nearly Killed Harry Houdini
"Harry Houdini. Now the story starts at Niagara Falls. So that's where we'll begin. Most people relate Niagara Falls with the image of someone going over in a barrel. I will take a look at the fall and a flow of water of over three thousand one hundred sixty tons as per second. The word formidable fits the first person to go over. The false was anti Edison Taylor sixty three year old schoolteacher who took took the plunge in an oak pickle barrel five feet long three feet around the year was nineteen o one. The entire event from climbing into the barrel to climbing now took twenty minutes. She died April Twenty Ninth Nineteen Twenty one now. Remember that date magician. Harry Houdini Love I. Love Niagara Falls. Visited them numerous times with his wife. Beth he told her that he was drawn to the false by their sheer power. Houdini Cop Film Own Bug in eighteen ninety nine and nineteen one the same year. That Annie Edson Taylor made her plunge over the falls he made. They dispersed movie. His second film was a Hollywood feature film the grim game and came out in nineteen nineteen. It was successful enough that he went on to make the third film. The man from beyond most exciting action took place at Niagara Falls was filmed the same day as the passing of an Edison. Taylor who was the first to go over the falls in a barrel Harry. Houdini was athlete from a young age in as a teen when numerous metal simple diving and swimming events held in and around New York he could oldest breath for five minutes and had the ability to slow his heart rate although oh he was a magician in that he was accomplished in both cards and coin. Magic he found his calling as an escape artist and the marketing of that talent taking on all challengers in the process the effected combined his skills of Escape and working while underwater was best demonstrated when he was shackled. Cool hand and foot locked in a packing crate and lowered into a river when it came time to film the ban for beyond Houdini is the hero was due to rescue the heroin from going over Niagara Falls. The actress was strapped into a harness with cables could be reeled out or pulled in she. He was filmed clinging to a rock just above the edge of the falls airy was to swim to take her off the raw swimmer to safety but Houdini would have none of the leather harness in cables he started upstream so he could swim with the current but when he neared the boulder heroin clung to the speed of the water was was a champion ten miles per hour as he neared the boulder was cleared to his wife film crew that he was out of control and was be swept along faster Astra than he could swim. The story goes that the actress saw that Houdini was in trouble and extended her arm which he gratefully took and essentially clung to her as she was pulled in needle say that part of the film was cut out and it was also the last film with short lived movie career now. For the controversy there are several counts of how he wore a leather harness. Also these claims are false. The report of his rescue that I use here was taken from a portion of notes. Were not to be released until after his wife's death a similar account came from his biographer. Prefer Walter B Gibson. Gibson was a close friend of both Harry and his wife. BESS for ten years after Houdini. Death best kept a candle burning. And during a CEOS each halloween she would attempt to make contact she finally gave the event and the candle to Walter. B Gibson who who continued with the annual sales until giving charts or the same seance to magician dorothy dietrich the man from beyond that nearly killed Harry.
"bess" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And Bess the upper has finally been given its due as it recently opened at new York's most famous opera house the Metropolitan Opera Joe Nocera Bloomberg opinion columnist is here to tell us more so Joe why is the Mets staging Porgy and Bess after thirty years well I think the main reason is that with the passage of time. the opera world has come to realize that Porgy and Bess isn't just a collection of songs like summertime better part of the American vernacular but that it's also the single most important opera ever written by an American it was written by George Gershwin with lyrics primarily by a guy named the boys Hayward who is Charleston South Carolina novelist who wrote first book and then a play about this African American block in Charleston of working class struggling people in the nineteen twenties when African Americans were you know necessarily subservient to you know white authority and that that is part of the opera you write that there's no escaping the fact that for him best deals in stereo types of African Americans that have long been considered offensive is that a problem for the met I think it's less of a problem than it would have been in the nineteen fifties in the nineteen sixties one of things that happen is this thing has been around eighty some odd years when it first came out there was a sense among blacks that my god somebody has written a great piece of music on actual opera about us about our lives. but then when you got into the fifties and sixties and seventies the sort of the heart of the civil rights movement people are much more willing to see it in negative terms you know where the African Americans it you know call the white cops Boston and and so on and it was really looked down upon in that era but as I discovered when I was reporting for this column you know that that has changed a lot and one of the reasons this change is is not that the the staging is changed to the the the the plot is changed but that African Americans are seen in the culture in all different kind of light they're on TV and positive roles and and and this is something that the guy Eric Collins who actually plays Porgy in the show says he says you know maybe it was more of a problem in the nineteen fifties than it is today when you can turn on the TV and you can see many positive images of African Americans you also spoke to Damon Evans and he said that that wasn't the problem that he had in defending the opera through the years he played sport in life who who is the real bad guy one of the two real bad guys in the in the opera he's a dope dealer who creates havoc inside this close knit community and he told me that you know yes it's a stereotype but if you own view humanity into the character you can overcome a lot of that and that was the thing that really annoyed him as a person who loved and believe strongly in the power of classical music was that the classical music establishment looked down his nose on Porgy and Bess for so long and is viewed as a sort of a collection of great songs that didn't really add up to an opera when you actually see the opera there's no question that it's an opera you know in all its green door I mean part of the problem that the that it's had over the years is that the girls on the state has always wanted to maximize revenue and they've always preferred to have it seems done as a. musical a pared back musical where you you take the big chorus out and you minimize your Krister near fewer people on stage and you do it for a kind of a Broadway type audience. and when you see it that way you don't really get how truly great it is in the way that you would if you if you see it as an opera and that Damon Evans was trying to say you know when he was a young man is sixty nine now and he would get on stage and announce that I've got a competition did he was going to sing a song from Porgy and Bess he said I could hear the condescending chuckles in the audience and kind of grown crazy that's not true anymore so will this become part of the repertoire at the Metropolitan Opera house or will this be a one time deal better not be a one time deal I know I did the math what does never says what's in the repertoire and what's out but the there are there are much rumblings that this will become part of the repertoire and that's a huge thing because for all the time that its existed and it has played as an operating Seattle in Houston and Chicago in many places it's never become part of the repertoire of any opera house so if the man would you say this is part of the repertoire now we put this right along side not coming out and Trini and Mozart in the magic flute this ranks with that if the net puts that imprimatur on it I think that will come to solidify its reputation what I consider to be the greatest piece of American music in the twentieth century thank you Joe that's Joe Nocera Bloomberg opinion column this coming up on Bloomberg opinion from all the excavating we'll look at why doctors need to have more respect for addiction as a disease I'm June Grasso.
Explainer 158: Ukraines presidential elections: out with the old in with the new?
"In two thousand fourteen in a fragile done. Ukraine Petrie Persian came to power in a landslide victory is not only of the president. Future. Monday chief opinion, not forces tried to do my best to defend Ukraine and people to bring security and to bring this five alita once tipped as a pro e u reformist came in. He would end the conflict in east, Ukraine. A matter of weeks is interrupted sizable spot of bother in the first round of the presidential elections. This Sunday Porsche isn't even guaranteed a place in the final run-off for the first time in Ukraine's history. The top two candidates are not clear cut to head of time poll. So far have been volatile results have consistently shown that house of more than thirty candidates? It is neither portion ker know, the fiber and former PM Hewlett Michenko who is stealing the top spot in that place polling with around twenty percent of the votes is actor and comedian Alinsky. Linski zero political experience and know organized party behind him. In fact, the closest come to preparation for the job is playing the role of fictitious president of the people in a popular Ukrainian sitcom yet despite this Porsche anchor and Timoshenko still trail significantly behind. So what's gone wrong? Why has the tide turned against Persian koso- further? And is there any chance it will be reversed in time? After the Ukrainian revolution of two thousand fourteen politically economically and socially, the people showed. It was time for Ukraine to be on par with the rest of Europe. And the hope was pinned on partial. While partial has an outright failed Gwendolyn, SaaS director of the center for east European and international studies in Berlin explains. The trouble of not living up to great expectations. The incumbent Puerto Shangqiu is really tied to the hopes that were societas with the euro my Donald two thousand thirteen and fourteen and he did initiate an important reform process. And also a pro western coasts for the whole of Ukraine, but he also symbolizes all the disappointments. So they hopes were extremely high and the reform process is extremely complex and slow. It has to be slow to certain extent and the electorate now associates also the failures or the slowness of this reform process with him. Aside from sluggish reforms another important sticking point is the ongoing water Ukraine's, east grunted, Putin's idea of Nevada and new pro Russian region in the east and south Ukraine hasn't materialized, but the have been some thirteen thousand deaths since the conflict began and the ceasefire remains fragile further. Still the wall has also fan the flames of militant Ukrainian nationalism formed as a breakaway from volunteer. Military group started in the early days of the war the far right national call have wreaked havoc on partially because recent campaign trail violently protesting presidential rallies with corruption. Acusations this added to the poor living conditions across the country. Makes it clear why Porsche is on shaky ground in Bateson. The freelance journalist in Kiev tells us more about the burdens portion Bess in Ukraine, it's especially difficult not only because the country with active finding a war going on. But also because it's twenty eight year history. They've only reelected and then come to the president once life is very hard for the average Ukrainian salaries are quite low the average monthly wages less than three hundred dollars a month utilities have been going up. So there's a lot of frustration in the country. And of course, gets directed at the president because there's still a belief that the president defines the entire system and that the right person could change that one of partial key reforms which brought him to pal in two thousand fourteen was his commitment to ending the corruption that had plagued the country ever since it became independent from Russia almost thirty years ago, though, he's made substantial anti corruption reforms in important sectors such as gas tax and banking a recent scandal within the defense ministry has tainted his presidency and only reinforced his image as a politician committed to enriching his pals. But it's partially co all that bad his not the only candor under five claims of this ilk, Timoshenko one-stop, the gas Princess has been in and out of water fillings to shady oligarchs politicians for years, and there are even suspicion surrounding newcomers landscape, the TV channel which runs his show is owned by a controversial billionaire and few believed that it's a business connection of no political significance. Gwendolyn SaaS believes the other patches of grass aren't necessarily greener. But if portion could get sin will Ukraine be better off, it is very hard to say one knows what one gets so it will be a continued slow reform process. Whereas with the other two candidates one we really don't know what policies they would focus on one end. Ski has absolutely no an actual program to speak off. So we would see something new with him. That's what he's running on on. Julia Timoshenko claims she roping something new that is highly doubtful. She is not a new petition on the Ukrainian context. So in the west many seaport o'shane cluelessly the easy option to prepare for. But it will also not mean a quick reform process in Ukraine and inexperienced leader like Solent scheme could make Ukraine susceptible to foreign influence, notably that of the Russians who to his credit portion has largely kept it Bain. While Timoshenko's presidential hopes failed to spell out, even one succinct agenda and of time gone by Porsche is not popular. But Ukraine must decide if the unknown will really be any better. Monocle in London patriots.
Andre Previn, Four-Time Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 89
"Brand composer conductor and pianist Andre Previn died today in his Manhattan home. He was eighty nine years old. He won four Academy Awards for composing and arranging music for films. Like my fair lady g g Porgy and Bess and he won a bunch of Grammy's. He was the music director of the L A fell in the nineteen eighties on time K USA radio host and classical music commentator, Ellen Chapman is here now to remember prevalent. Hi, hi, how are you? Great. Well, you interviewed him a number of times. What was he like? Well, he's charming. He's witty. He's bright. He's funny. And it was just a great pleasure. Every time. I sat down with him. The the most significant time was several years back when he was being celebrated he and his music were being celebrated by Pacific symphony. And he was there and the way it worked was on three consecutive nights. We sat down for a half an hour in front of the audience and had a conversation and never do. Located ourselves never went over the same territory twice, but just a wonderful person. And I'm so glad that I got to know him at all. Yeah. Well, he really pushed some boundaries. Right. I mean, he wasn't just interested in classical music is interested in as I mentioned kind of the American songbook as well as jazz right now. He was he was one of those guys he sort of I could compare them to Leonard Bernstein in terms of a musician whose talents are so manifold. It's often said of Bernstein that his problem was he was too good at too many different things. I say think Copland said that about about Bernstein, and I feel the president in the same way had he decided to concentrate on being a film composer that would have been a brilliant career. How'd you decided to concentrate on being a jazz pianist that would have brilliant career if he decided only to be a conductor that would have been a brilliant career, but he was all
HAIL To College Access
"Interested in the topic of inequality in educational outcomes ever since she got a scholarship to study at Harvard, which she realized how different she was from most of her classmates because she came from a low income family, and now is in a communist one place where sue observes a lot of inequality. Is within the student body of her own university. The statistics that we now know are that at most of the top schools Harvard's, the stanfords, and the Michigan's there are as many students from the top one percent of the income distribution as there are from the entire bottom. Sixty percent of the income distribution, right? So huge overrepresentation of rich students and underrepresentation of low income students. And when there's inequality within the student bodies of elite colleges that can lead to higher inequality after college as well for a couple of reasons one is that attending a higher quality college leads to higher incomes after graduation. That's not that's apprising. And another reason is that students who attend elite colleges are a lot more likely to actually graduate. For example, take northern Michigan university where Caleb Adams thought he would end up going only about half the students who attend northern Michigan university graduate within six years of starting at the university of Michigan is about ninety percent. A few years ago. Did ministrations at the university of Michigan wanted to increase the number of good students from low income families did applied to the school. So they approached Sudan our ski to help them out now soon her three collaborators Kathryn Mickle, more CJ Labasa, Stephanie Owen were already familiar with the current research. And what that research shows is that low income high achieving students in high school often disincentivize from applying to an elite college three main things, I these students weren't sure if they were suitable to attend such an elite school like they might have worried that their grades weren't good enough for the high school wasn't good enough. Second the students. Overestimated how much would cost to attend an elite university third. And I think this is a specially relatable they were intimidated or confused by the bureaucracy filling out financial aid forms like FAFSA, which is the free application for federal student aid, the financial aid system in our country is set up such that you don't find out about the price of college until you've actually applied and been admitted which is Bess ackward 's right? So. It's like we offered a, you know, a car an auto rebates, and we provided it after people sign the dotted line and agreed to buy the car. That's essentially what we do sue and her colleagues ran an experiment, and what they wanted to do was design the simple intervention that could eliminate or at least shrink all of the barriers that were preventing low income students from applying to the university of Michigan. And they started by dentists about two thousand high school seniors in the state of Michigan who at two criteria. I students had grades SAT scores that were good enough that they would probably be accepted into the university of Michigan. If they applied and second the families had incomes below a certain threshold, they were low income families. The researchers then randomly split these students into two different groups one was a control group. These students did not get the intervention from sue and her colleagues the students in the second group though who attended a different set of high schools. These students were the treatment group. These students did get the intervention and that intervew. Arrived in the shape of a big glossy packet that the university of Michigan mailed to their homes the packet was decorated with maize and blue colors university of Michigan's colors and inside was a letter that encourage the student to apply so we decided to push out to people a commitment that they could get four years free tuition fees at university of Michigan, and they did not need to fill out the FAFSA or the profile is is another financial aid form that some schools including sadly university of Michigan require of applicants the students. Parents and the students high schools were also made aware of the offer which was labeled the hail scholarship, partly because the Michigan fight song says were hail over and over. It's clear. There was no extra money that came with this scholarship. These students would have been eligible for the same financial aid anyways. So in that one way the hill scholarship kinda already existed. It just wasn't called the hail scholarship and required that a high school student would navigate the application bureaucracy to find it. So the intervention from sooner colleagues to stripped away that bureaucracy. And now we can see how the package was designed to remove those three barriers that often prevented students from applying to elite schools the package encouraged to apply which reduced their and certainty about whether they were suitable for the school, then the offer guaranteed that if they got accepted all of their tuition and fees would be covered. So the student would know how much it cost before applying and the packaging form the students that they would still have their tuition covered. Even if they didn't fill out all those cumbersome and intimidating financial aid forms Caleb says there is no way he would have ended up at Michigan. If he had not. Received this packet. A Michigan was not on my radar now until I got this pack as four years free tuition. And originally we kind of had thought that it was like, I didn't I've never heard of the HALE scholarship or anything like that. And like what's the catch to is? What I always thought. I'd actually taken it to my guidance counselor at my school, and it was like, hey, have you ever heard of this? And he goes, no, are you? Sure, it's real. So both you and your guidance counselor thought it might be a scam. Yeah. Oh, yeah. We had never heard of it before. And he's kind of like, you know, it's too good to be true. It probably is. But it was not too good to be true. It was actually real so Caleb applied to the university of Michigan. He got in. And he's now a student whose tuition and fees are covered. And he wasn't the only one here's how sue describes the outcome of the HALE scholarship experiment in the first year. It was tried on the two thousand high school seniors about twenty two to twenty five percent of the control group applied to university of Michigan while in the treatment group. It was about. Sixty seven percents so huge increase in in application rates. So the effects of this experiment were clearly pretty huge and not only were students who received the glossy packet much more likely to apply to the university of Michigan. They were also much more likely to enroll and the experiment led to an additional one hundred fifty low income students enrolling at the university of Michigan in the first year. It was tried, sir. Does caution that this is just one experiment at one school in one state. She really hopes that other scholars will conduct similar experiments and other places to better understand the findings still it's a promising start and for Caleb atoms. It's already much more than that. I do think that scholarship did change my life drastically from. I mean, I saw think I would have had a good life northern and I probably would've been a high school teacher. And now, I don't I don't know what I'm going to do to be honest. There's a so many opportunities in like chances. Once kilos just sorta podcast. Yeah. I remember when it was like to be hung. I know in the future seem so
"bess" Discussed on Dissect - A Serialized Music Podcast
"Continues rap orgies with Porgy and Bess capture your bounty like Eliot Ness, these two references are setups to sly punch lines later in the verse Porgy and Bess as an American opera by jazz classical composer, George Gershwin, and miss hill makes reference to it as a way to display our collectivism as an MC and artist L. Eliot Ness was an American prohibition agent who famously took down crime boss alka poed in nineteen twenty nine. Not uncouth. Incidentally, Eliot Ness, prohibition Alkap owns arrest and Porgy and Bess all existed in the same era of American history. The nineteen twenties and thirties also known as the jazz age, miss hill, continues bless you. If you represent the FU, but I'll Hex you with some witches brew. If you're doodoo voodoo this likely nights to the early nineteen Ninety-six shoop by salt and pepper, which contains a similar rhyme came. Forum. Cute. Salt and pepper. Rhyme is actually a reference to jazz composer Cole porter and his nineteen twenty nine song. You do something to me. Do that. You. Oh. Those unclear whether miss hills rhyme is reference to shoot or Cole porter given that she's well-versed in both contemporary and vintage music, it's likely to both miss hill continues verse I can do it. You do easy. Believe me. Fronting n words gave me the he GB's. This is miss hill. Standing tall among a male dominated hip. Hop industry. Not only saying she can wrap better than most. But proving she can with the quality of reverse with the versus final lines. We get the payoff the checkmate. She's been setting up throughout the verse have another listen. Say it defecating. This hill calls out the prevalence of inauthentic, gangster, personas and hip hop saying. So while they're imitating out Capone, as you know, earlier in the verse miss hill declared herself to be like Eliot Ness, alka pawns capture. So her code reference here comes with it, a pre-established superiority, and contempt she finishes. The verse saying I'll be Nina Simone and defecating on your microphone, Nina Simone was a multitalented American singer songwriter, pianist and activists that seamlessly blended genres like jazz blues folk gospel and pop being multitalented diverse herself..
Janet Jackson, CBS and Amazon discussed on Colleen and Bradley
"Court injury, courtesy C C E O of CBS les Moonves. This report was printed last night and the Huffington Post basically, accusing CBS boss les Moonves Bess of ruining Janet Jackson's career post nipple gate, of course, nipple gate being the incident at the two thousand four Super Bowl where Janet Jackson had her famous wardrobe malfunction. Yes. And this story had me riveted in my bed as I was trying to not go to sleep last night. I mean, it tells a very very. Detailed account of what lengths he went to to get rid of any career that she had at that point. Like, yeah. Give one example. Hey, so for example, we'll set the stage nipple gate happened CBS was fined five hundred fifty thousand dollars by the FCC. After even after the fact that Janet Jackson
Jeff Bellinger Bloomberg, Bloomberg and CBS discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Nineteen and around the globe Bloomberg business app and bloombergradio dot com this, is Bloomberg daybreak morning at six thirty, on Wall Street I'm Nathan Hager and I'm, Karen Moskow we are just, about three hours away from the opening of. US trading let's get you, up to date. On the news you need to know at this hour fresh round of trade war. Fears has sending stock markets lower across the world the hardest hit Asia stocks in China and Hong Kong, fell more than two percent Turkey's lira tumbled past five per dollar to a, record low government, bonds and stocks also slumped after the US imposed unprecedented sanctions on Turkey, it's the Bank of England, stern following the fence, decision to stand Pat but unlike the central Bank economists are forecasting. The b. o.. EA, will raise As rates a, quarter of a point on the earnings front. Dow DuPont. Cigna, Aetna and. CBS. Lead four dozen companies in the. S. and, p. five hundred reporting results today. We get a CBS preview from Bloomberg's Jeff, Bellinger CBS started the year on a strong footing and Bloomberg intelligence says. The network likely build on that momentum in the second quarter. The networks earnings call could be especially. Newsworthy Fox News has reported that embattled CEO les Moonves plans to speak. On the call the CBS board this week decided. An outside council should look into charges, of sexual misconduct by moon Bess Jeff Bellinger Bloomberg daybreak Jeff thank you tesla. Shares are up more than eight and a half percent in early trading the electric car maker burning through less cash than analysts expected last, quarter in Europe BMW is down more, than two percent Chinese consumers held back buying, cars in the second quarter, is the German automaker finds itself in the. Crosshairs of a u. s., China trade spat. Shares in Barclays were initially high higher after reporting earnings should there now down one percent the bank beat on most key metrics including trading revenue french banks societa generale also beat earnings estimates but the stock is down two percent after posting a four percent decline in revenue from stock trading and prime services six thirty two on wall street time for the volatility index report the vix rose yesterday to close at thirteen fifteen separately in today's extended morning trading the vix is currently at fourteen thirty eight and that is this morning's volatility report and we are hearing from aetna this morning it reported a second quarter operating profit that beat analysts estimates revenue operating revenue looks like it just missed futures this morning are moving lower s and p futures are down eighteen points dow futures down one hundred seventy five nasdaq futures down at fifty five the dax in germany is down one point seven percent ten year treasury up seven thirty seconds yield two point nine eight percent yield on the two year two point six Six percent and nine x crude oil is down nine. Tenths percent or fifty nine cents. To sixty, seven seven a barrel the euro dollar sixteen fifteen straight ahead we. Have the latest world and national news and this is Bloomberg Darren.
States sue Trump administration to try to block 3D-printed guns
"Seventy WFL a news is a service of the. Duncan duo President Trump will be in Tampa this afternoon and this evening the first time since he was, elected president he's coming into the backyard of gubernatorial candidate adam putnam to endorse putnam's opponent congressman ron to santa's nick is the chairman of the pinellas county republican party he believes this visit will help republicans get elected this midterm election year you look at the georgia republican primary for their governor donald trump came in and did endorsement and you know those poll numbers for that candidate went up over ten point so he's got incredible influence in the electorate response to him he's doing multiple things here by coming to tampa and it's going to be an exciting night the president will hold a roundtable a tampa bay technical high this afternoon then he'll be at the florida state fairgrounds for seven p._m. rally the event is free but you need a ticket to get in doors open at four p._m. several states are suing the trump administration hoping to block a texas company from publishing downloadable blueprints for three d. printed plastic guns florida democratic senator bill nelson wants the president to put a stop to it we have bad The Trump administration both the department of. Justice and the department of state do not allow the. Publication of these blueprints come Wednesday and, they refused to listen to our please the gun industry doesn't believe it's likely. Terrorists would go to the trouble of purchasing three d. printers. Or dealing with the printing process six people are, dead as seventeen wildfires continue burning out of. Control in California all across the, state the worst is the car fire. Near reading where homes have been burned to the ground it is. Just remarkable to walk, on this street here and to realize that just last week there were. Families here there were children playing on this street this was a a very happy neighborhood now homes no longer exist we see, some, remnants you can see some kitchen appliances some remains of kitchen appliances you. See some chimneys Not much more than that on. This street the, homes are all gone Steve Futterman. CBS news Redding, California a criminal investigations being launched into the deadly duck boats sinking table rock lake near Branson Missouri the state, attorney general Josh Holly says it's opened a. Criminal investigation they are now working with investigators to decide if any criminal charges are warranted seventeen people died when a duck boat sank. In stormy conditions on the lake on July nineteenth the board of CBS held, a three hour emergency. Meeting to discuss the future of it's CEO Leslie Moonves after he was accused of sexual. Misconduct has denies the accounts or says he doesn't remember many of the details outlined in the New Yorker story but. In a statement he said there were. Times decades ago when I may have. Made some, women uncomfortable by. Making advances those were. Mistakes and I regret them immensely, Anna Werner reporting no final. Decisions have been made On the future of moon Bess if, you grown when you hear about another company meeting you're not alone meeting. Some people love them and. Some can't, stand him the account, temps survey found most workers don't take every meeting they have to attend as necessary temps, Richard. DO sing via Skype, on average we found out that workers spend. About twenty one percent of their time in meetings and about twenty five percent. Of them felt as though it was a waste of time the biggest pet peeves about meetings, they start are in late the issues could have been handled by Email and participants are to distracted Pam Coulter CBS news the thieves have been caught in Texas and the loot not what you would expect police in San Antonio have recovered a stolen. Shark a three foot, long grey horn shark who was grabbed from petting tank of the San Antonio aquarium and wheeled.
"bess" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Seattle to see his daughter bess best was born in nineteen sixty she was six when her parents split up it was a nasty divorce one reason for that was fisher himself he was married with kids but also gay can find you could say in his own straightjacket and by the mid sixties he had begun to break free but the other reason is that anna that's his mother had begun to lose her mind and the divorce pretty much finished the job this was in nineteen sixty six anna was given custody of the kids she loathed fisher sometimes she told her daughters she kill herself if they saw him but fisher had already had to abandon one set of children at fairview he wasn't going to let that happen again he would come down every sunday to see us but got to see him every sunday to see him without anna knowing they had to take turns two of us would sneak out of the house and meet my dad down the street around the corner because when he had come to the house before my mom would try to attack him and i remember her throwing rocks at his car anna would sit in the dark chainsmoking possessed by strange ideas i we talking to and also did say wait stop and she'd close rise and look in her face with face up into the sky and as a mom what are you doing she's a stop i'm i'm i'm communicating with the venetians right now the people who live on venus so you know i know i never had any thought that i could save her no one could gary fisher had a theory why i found out later when i asked my dad why she's so crazy he said she took lsd he said is like a puzzle piece sometimes the puzzle piece just didn't fit back together and hers just didn't fit back together her mind the drug that fisher would later give to a non verbal four year old he had seen that same drug unravel his own wife fisher believed lsd could cure deep emotional distress but seemingly he also understood that lsd could unleash it it's ironic that fisher died before he could see that.
"bess" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Bess wills of gresham ford the dealership with a heart how do your prices compare with other dealerships that people might go to no matter how big the dealership or how small the dealership we all k the same for the vehicles or for the parts and we have data that we get back from how we compare to other groups and we're always less than the average how does that come about or in east county so we have less overhead and we go the extra mile to be sure that our customers get the very best deal possible the very best financing i think you can understand when you have less overhead you can sell for a little less we always say that are cheaper and the country is at the same that's dealing with gresham ford when it comes to buying an automobile it's worth it to drive to gresham i think we have a smaller footprint maybe not as a fancy show room is some others and out in east county you know i think the ranch are a little cheaper and i think we have a better negotiating power selection you also have a great deal of fleet buys on trucks on your lot and of course we can get anything that the consumer once we have access to trade with other dealers and we go that extra mile we don't say you have to buy what's here on the lot will do whatever the customer wants the impression from the word on the street the reputation i've heard of gresham ford you're not there just to sell one vehicle you're there to sell many vehicles maybe to the same buyer yes we have a really really high loyalty factor we're very satisfied their we're always in the top five or ten percent in the united states in our customer service scores we are one of the largest fleet dealers in the region and that's because that we give great pricing and we're very competitive with our bids what's the best way.