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Shari Aaron Examines the Use of Voice Assistants as Research Tools
"So we realized that we could deploy these voice survey experiences actually through the alexa or google home devices which live in people's personal spaces and in their personal lives so that led us on a journey to better understand the impact of voice. Assistance and voice technology from many different viewpoints. That helped us really transform the way we think about research and the way we conduct research and so what we realized that we need to conduct research in voice in ways that really match the situation so we can conduct research on how people use their voice devices. And we'll get into that in a moment. Betsy as we speak more about the work that we've done together but we can also deliver research on or through a voice device. Jerry you know. I know you. Did you know the research for us. Obviously we work together on a project and we tapped into help. People use their voice devices. But can i ask you to tell us how you use the voices to conduct that in the moment research because to me that was fascinating. Yeah so using. Voice is a really great way to capture in the moment reactions for example when somebody is sick it's virtually impossible to do research with them. They don't feel up to typing or texting or even speaking to someone on the phone they do however feel quite comfortable in engaging in our survey experience through alexa google home in fact we successfully completed a pilot using alexa and google home to connect with people while they were homesick experiencing coffin cold symptoms. We delivered a survey experience and asked people how they were caring for themselves how they decided which treatments they would use simply by asking them to speak to their voice assistant. Since the first pilot and proof of concept we've solved many business issues using voice devices that capture that in the moment experience or in the moment behaviors and attitudes so. We've used it to unpack beauty routines on how women care for their skin. And it's great because we can see how they're actually doing their daily routines we call this solution. Connect live and it's worked well for understanding a range of of different types of things so food preparation and cooking decisions. It's a really great for that. Unboxing experience so when someone i opens a product they can livestream their unboxing experience. They can talk about how something looks how it smells. And they really talk about their experience. Not only a opening the product but then also of using the
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"So we realized that we could deploy these voice survey experiences actually through the alexa or google home devices which live in people's personal spaces and in their personal lives so that led us on a journey to better understand the impact of voice. Assistance and voice technology from many different viewpoints. That helped us really transform the way we think about research and the way we conduct research and so what we realized that we need to conduct research in voice in ways that really match the situation so we can conduct research on how people use their voice devices. And we'll get into that in a moment. Betsy as we speak more about the work that we've done together but we can also deliver research on or through a voice device. Jerry you know. I know you. Did you know the research for us. Obviously we work together on a project and we tapped into help. People use their voice devices. But can i ask you to tell us how you use the voices to conduct that in the moment research because to me that was fascinating. Yeah so using. Voice is a really great way to capture in the moment reactions for example when somebody is sick it's virtually impossible to do research with them. They don't feel up to typing or texting or even speaking to someone on the phone they do however feel quite comfortable in engaging in our survey experience through alexa google home in fact we successfully completed a pilot using alexa and google home to connect with people while they were homesick experiencing coffin cold symptoms. We delivered a survey experience and asked people how they were caring for themselves how they decided which treatments they would use simply by asking them to speak to their voice assistant. Since the first pilot and proof of concept we've solved many business issues using voice devices that capture that in the moment experience or in the moment behaviors and attitudes so. We've used it to unpack beauty routines on how women care for their skin. And it's great because we can see how they're actually doing their daily routines we call this solution. Connect live and it's worked well for understanding a range of of different types of things so food preparation and cooking decisions. It's a really great for that. Unboxing experience so when someone i opens a product they can livestream their unboxing experience. They can talk about how something looks how it smells. And they really talk about their experience. Not only a opening the product but then also of using the product
The WiFi Evangelist, Kevin Battistoni of Hunter Industries
"Kevin welcome to the show. Thank you andy. So let's get started kind of typical fashion. I love for you to share. Just how you got started in the irrigation industry. While betsy i had no choice i was kind of born into it. My family got their start in the allegation industry in the chicago. Land area back in nineteen twenty eight with a company by the name of mueller missed irrigation. Great grandfather and grandmother lived in the foothills of ohio. Close to west. Virginia Could make it on the farm so Came to chicago to work for family members in. I wanna say at that point. In time it was probably the forties Just pre world war two and mueller. Mr gatien was Where might it was. Actually i call on them to this day in in their garage that i did a training with their guys two weeks ago. It was subdivided into four parts. And that's where my family actually lived by. My grandfather was an unpaid employees from age. Thirteen to sixteen and Yeah he worked there till nineteen sixty one. Michael bob came to him. In sixty one said dave where starter o'hara gatien company in my grandfather was a licensed plumber Working year round raising four kids. Happy as can be was their number one service guy had all the north shore mansions you know. They love david day. He was the guy and he says bob. You don't even own a piece of equipment. He said that's no problem. I sold the john deere corporate headquarters. We have worked for the next nine months. So i don't know if you've ever seen the footprint of property they installed it in one hundred percent spray heads while now insult like the stories. I mean even run across the old systems. They sweat every ten foot length of copper in andy. There was no such thing as replacing ahead. You brought a file and brought a torch any fig while irrigation system. Probably cost more than now when you think about
What Will the Future of Work Be Beyond 2030?
"So if i can kind of package this together it sounds like first of all very hopeful for the future. There'll be more human to human interaction in the rules that we have this constant learning a new adaptation will enable people to still have jobs in the future. One of the the reason. I'm saying this is at one of the the main fears that many people have and this has come up in the podcast several times. That once or autonomous vehicles or enough of these kinds of autonomous technologies. Come about. it'll make people completely redundant. It'll erase enough jobs that there will be this. Massive pool of people. That won't have an opportunity to feed themselves to close themselves to attain the amount of money that they need to survive so to me. It sounds like your a little bit against the idea of a universal basic income. Is that correct or am i thoroughly but when you look at universal basic income for example. No one's really benign prove that they work. We've had finland tied kinda we've had the us y combinator. We've actually had scotland We've had germany trollop mostly the vessel by incomes games by that have included anywhere from between the couple of hundred people to content to twenty thousand people. Jim really concluded that for about thirty. Percents of people It actually had a meaningful difference because all of a sudden having a union having access to universal by skin comment that they no longer had to scrimp and save him con to worry about. Just how how are we gonna fade that families. You know so thinking not worry way. Betsy is absolutely important. And this is where if you want to build people up and if you want to develop economies the two things that you should invest in is education and care because those drive everything else is education. Education is one of very few sort of things by said actually has a cross generational impact. You know if. I'm educated as an individual than my kids will more than likely be educated and they will get better. Pay jobs that kids. We'll get to pay. Jordan keeps fading down the chain.
We're Frustrated. What about YOU?
"Today in our feminist. Utopia governor cuomo resigned and stops kissing young women at weddings or stops being garbage. Human being. I mean he created a toxic work environment not just for the women s but for the men that worked for him to. But we'll get to that. Yes chalet recording on national women's day last year we were on a boat celebrating international women's day with an all female crew for the first time it was amazing and i wish we were back on that boat. We were in a bubble of just being pampered and surrounded by powerful women and it was amazing until covid happened in. it wasn't so amazing and instead of being surrounded in a bubble. We were worried that we were surrounded by five. Rhys but i i was worried. They were gonna cut seattle off because trumpet actually made sounds like well we just isolate seattle. It will spread. We all know how that turned out and happy international women's day. I guess we can start out with some good vibes because today on international women's day joe biden has signed Two executive orders geared toward promoting gender issues. The first executive order establishes a gender policy council within the white house and it's Reformulating that office from the obama administration that was disbanded by trump. But this one is going recognizes. That discrimination happens to both genders. So i think that's a positive thing and we hope that that will lead to more equality not just in the united states but around the world and then the second executive orders directed at the department of education and it Reverses the controversial rule on campus sexual assault and harassment that was issued last year by betsy devos. Donald trump's education secretary. So these are two Positive advancements and we will applaud those with some good vibes and biden also signed an executive order About election rights. And so we'll get into that a little bit more than we talk at the end of the show about. Hr one We can't count on executive orders to save us. But at least women who are on college campuses or more protected now because of that executive order and i am really glad that biden chose to do it today. Yeah we're gonna go from good vibes to pet peeves. I decided Section called pet peeves because this has been highlighted in the news. And it's really annoying me. People miss naming the george floyd trial. It's not george floyd trial. It's derek chauvin trial for the killing of george floyd and we should know derek chavez name as a murderer that he is and when you miss name it and call it. George floyd it places the blame on the victim and causes more pain to the victim's family and misses the point. I think we need to hold. Derek chauvin accountable and make his name famous for being murderer. I think it's the perfect example of a micro aggression that even progressives make without thinking about it and when ted bundy headed trial. We didn't name his victims. We didn't say it was the kimberley trial. It was ted bundy trial. But in this case. I think this is one of those little deep seated things that we don't think about until someone like you pointed out like i hadn't thought about it until i read it in today's research but i hadn't even. I didn't even in all fairness i didn't know the trial was starting so i didn't even know that but we'll do hell no hell of a time finding jurors so the 'cause the videos out there like the Selection process started and then it was halted. There's some concern about whether it's going to be a second degree or a third degree murder charge. So yeah they. They were going to add the third degree murder charge to make sure he doesn't get off on a manslaughter charge. Just go to jail for three years.
North Texas Cities Take Own COVID Precautions as Statewide Mandates Lifted
"North Texas Cities air taking their own precautions Now that statewide covert 19 restrictions are fully rolled back. The city of Fort Worth, is one of many municipalities that are requiring employees to wear man. Asks and are encouraging residents to do the same. What worth Mayor Betsy Price says she spoken with business owners about how they'll handle the new normal. They're saying we're going to ask him to wear a mask and if they want, we're going to say you can come in anyway. Some of you are not going allow people in governor Greg Abbott has left decisions on covered 19 policies upto local government and business
As Texas’ mandate ends, some Dallas-area cities still require a mask
"The the statewide statewide Govind Govind 19 19 restrictions restrictions are are fully fully rolled rolled back back as as taxes taxes begin begin to to navigate navigate the the new new normal normal of of life life without without statewide statewide restrictions restrictions amid amid the the ongoing ongoing covert 19 pandemic. Local leaders have taken it upon themselves to decide what's best for residents based on current coronavirus metrics. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson issued a mask mandate for city employees and for residents on city property days before Governor Greg Abbott lifted restrictions. Essentially an order of mine takes on the effect of a city ordinance in an emergency. What was Mayor Betsy Price says The city's decision was similar to its North Texas neighbor. The city manager issued an order that city employees would wear masks and the people coming in. We would strongly recommend it, and that's in keeping with the governor's orders that we could. We just felt like it was a little premature to lift it. We wanted to get through spring break for the governor's order attacks. His businesses are also allowed to make their own decisions about whether or not they want to enforce the mask mandate. Prompting some to wonder about the potential spread of covert 19 Now that businesses can operate at full capacity, Mayor Price says the city consulted attorneys about the legalities of easing restrictions and covert 19 spread for its business sector. There's been a fair amount of work that it's a federal level and at the state level, own liability for businesses and for governmental entities, and we're being told there wouldn't be any most of the business owners prices spoken to have said they'll take a sensible approach to mask enforcement. Most of the businesses that I've talked to him for just being reasonable about it. They're saying we're gonna ask him to wear a mask and if they want, we're going to say you can come in any way somebody we're not gonna let people in the city of Dallas is forming an online database on North Texans can identify which businesses are requiring maths and which ones aren't Tristan Hallman is with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's office making a judgment Either way. It's just a yes or no. Are you requiring it or not, it'll populated database in a map that's searchable. And you can find locations as well. So the public should be able Tomo to go in and look and see if the business is requiring a master. Not lightly Cove in 19 metrics have been trending downward in north Texas, and leaders want that promising trend to continue in for worth officials air Using a twist on the city's y'all were a mass campaign to do it called it a strong It's the same symbol with the cowboy with the mask, and it's got a listing of what businesses and what restaurants and things will require whether you need a mask or whether you don't need me. Yes, these north AC's and say with the arrival of more covert 19 vaccines, they're optimistic about the future but remain hesitant about the governor's decision to fully open right now. Yeah, Yeah, little little bit. bit. Some Some people people don't don't care. care. I I do do know know some some people people are are really really happy happy about about it. it. I'm I'm kind kind of of scared scared about about it, it, Nicolo Nicolo say say W W B B A A P news. We'll check out weather and traffic
Meet The Author, Shane Wilson, Realistic Fantasy With A Sharp Edge
"To the big program as i mentioned. It's a an episode of meet the author. Shane wilson is storytelling. No matter the medium. The emphasis of his work is on the magical act of the story and how the stories we tell immortalize us and give us give voice to the abstractions of the human experience. Ladies and gentlemen please open the ears open minds and help me welcome in whoop. Waco shane wilson to the my duck pakistan. Welcome thank you so much. Thanks for being here. Now it's a pleasure so get get me hip two way our way are you are 'cause i'm not sure i know you're a southern guy. Are you giorgia I'm curly in north carolina. You know what i said. That and i don't know why i said that last night but then i was questioning myself. This is why. I asked you this at first up last night. I said it was raised in georgia. Sir right. I read your bio that you i believe born in alabama raising in georgia but i said last night on the air i said i. It's north carolina guy. And then i looked it up today and i was like no. I'm wrong. he's not where they get those carolina from now you just said it. So where did i get it from. It's not online anywhere that fact. I'm getting it actually. You might be psychic. In which case mybookie dot com is definitely a place for you but yeah i mean i feel like somewhere in the bio somewhere in all of the information out there. It probably says that. I teach college in north carolina which is true. Well i did not see. I wasn't aware of that. So you're you what are you. Teaching kalki teach english literature music. I teach composition creative writing that kind of thing very cool stuff so Tell me a little bit about yourself. How how when you kind of got the author bug. We'll start with the author stuff. Then we'll come back to the music little later on but tell me when you when you first realized the way that it should be thing Because i think i've been writing forever I i'd be hard pressed to find a moment in in my life. At least i actually remember when i wasn't writing I remember my parents buying me. An old typewriter When i was just a little kid. And i remember like i would practice spelling on it. i would ask my mom to spell for me like the the most complex words i can think of a kid it was stuff like rhinoceros right and i would ask you to spell it and then i would like pick it out and so i was practicing already getting kind of the bug and then i remember like second grade. I would write these short stories and just handwriting out. I'd put them in a one of those three prong folders and then i would draw cover and glue it on the front Like saw i was already thinking about book design and stuff even though i wasn't cognizant of that right and so yeah like from the from the jump right in has been a part of me and the through. I think the evolution is pretty similar to a lotta guys that are that are writers in that you know middle. School comes along. And now i'm writing poetry in order to hit on girls And the same kind of thing in high school. And then you get when i got into college. The academic spirit kind of squashed some of that creativity as it will do And then on the other side of college. I slowly started to chip away that published some poetry some short stories and then accidentally wrote a novel while There's a lot to respond to their. But i i'm i'm smiling because i thought i'm going to say this now even though i wanted to say this for a little bit later in the conversation but I thought when i saw romance and fantasy stuff betsy kinda stuff that either A guy who's a player trying to impress women or gate would well you know The the romance stuff is is very light. In in most of what i write every now and then i will dip a toe into that sandbox. Because i think and and i don't write traditional romance. When i do that i write stuff that kind of turns genre upside down or i try to. Because ultimately i think romance is kind of trite and empty void of a genre So when i when. I do play over there. I like to to try to get in. Turn it in on itself. A little bit But for the most part the fantasy stuff is it comes from The my academic focus. When i was at school. I studied a ton of magical realism. I had a professor who is very into that genre and sir My master's thesis was on salman rushdie and midnight's children And all that stuff so yeah so like i was reading a ton of magical realism. And so i don't write. What would be considered hard. Fantasy like tolkien. And those guys right fantasy this grounded in our reality but there are magical elements at play.
World Food Programme chief issues urgent plea for peace in Yemen’s ‘hell’
"The worst famine the world has seen in modern history is looming in yemen. The u n world food program. Wfp said on wednesday at the end of a two-day visit agency. Chief david beasley issued an urgent plea for peace and called for funding to help hungary families describing the situation in the war-torn country as hell. He was speaking after visiting a hospital. Caring for malnourished children in the capital saana which is under the control of mainly hutu opposition forces according to wfp half of all children under five in yemen. two point three million are projected to face acute malnutrition. This year. Nearly four hundred thousand suffer from severe acute malnutrition and likely to die if they do not get urgent treatment. Wfp has prioritised monthly assistance to eleven districts with populations face famine like conditions. The more needs to be done for millions. Who could slip further into hunger. Amid ongoing conflict displacement fuel shortages and rising food prices fourteen vessels carrying urgently needed fuel. Lie of yemen's betsy coast unable to birth
Biden to order review of changes to college sexual misconduct rules under Trump
"Biden taking the first step toward possible changes to federal rules surrounding college investigations of on campus, sexual assaults and misconduct bite in order to review a federal rules surrounding Title nine, which had been revised under the Trump administration, with Biden directing the Education Department to consider suspending, revising or rescinding any policies that failed to protect students. Biden had campaigned on gender equity and promised to put an enter Rules finalized by former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. She had made sweeping changes to the way colleges had to respond to sexual harassment or assault allegations, bolstering the rights of the accused and narrowing the scope of what schools were required to
Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct
"President Biden is taking the first step toward possible changes to federal rules surrounding college investigations of on campus sexual assaults president bite in order to review a federal rules surrounding title nine which had been revised under the trump administration with biting directing the education department to consider suspending revising or rescinding any policies that fail to protect students Biden who campaigned on gender equity and promised to put an end to rules finalized by former education secretary Betsy to boss she had made sweeping changes to the way colleges have to respond to sexual harassment or assault allegations bolstering the rights of the accused and narrowing the scope of what schools were required to address Jackie Quinn Washington
On International Women's Day, Biden Signs Gender Equity Measures
"Is marking the occasion as only a president can with more executive orders. His signature will set up a new White House counsel on gender policy. And roll back a controversial Trump administration rule that protected students accused of sexual assault. We're joined now by NPR, White House correspondent Aisha Roscoe and I shall want we start with this order on sexual violence in schools when we need to know. This order basically directs the Department of Education to look at our into conduct a review of all of its policies and regulations to make sure that an educational environment is free from discrimination on the basis of sex and also free from discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, including sexual violence. On discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. So basically, it's a review to make sure that all of his policies are aligned with this order. And as I understand it, it goes back to the former education secretary Betsy the boss. She and the Trump administration believed that people who were accused of sexual violence deserve more rights in an academic setting. And Democrats, of course, opposed that from the beginning. Does this order just revert the legal standard back to what it was during the Obama administration. So this executive order clearly seems aimed at undoing that policy from the Trump administration. But what it basically does is it directs Education Secretary McGill Cardona to suspend or revise any agency actions that are at odds with the new order from the White House. So it basically puts it in The education Secretaries court for him to look at the policies and to decide what to do. But it seems clearly aimed at eventually getting rid of that order from the Trump administration. Okay, more to come on that issue, I'm sure now another bite in order is establishing a White House Gender Policy Council. What will that do? Exactly? So this council will focus on ensuring equity for women and girls on diverticular Lee women and girls of color. This is a revamped version of former President Obama's White House counsel on women and girls. The name was changed to reflect that all genders can face discrimination, but it's basically a way of looking at equity when it comes to women. Well. President Biden, on
Biden to formally establish new Gender Policy Council
"Today is International Women's Day. Then President Biden will sign two executive orders geared toward promoting gender equity, both in the United States and around the world. NPR's Melissa Block reports, according to an administration official, speaking on background, the goal is restoring America as a champion for gender equity and equality. The first executive order will establish a gender policy council within the White House reformulating in office from the Obama administration that was later disbanded by then President Trump and giving it more clout. The council's focus will be to advance equal rights and opportunity for women and girls with a special focus on women and girls of color who face historical and disproportionate barriers. The second executive order is directed at the Department of Education and seems expressly aimed at reversing policies issued last year by Trump's Education secretary Betsy Divorce. Those policies granted more rights to those accused of sexual assault or harassment. Melissa Block. NPR NEWS
Betsy Parker And John Aprea, On 9 Marriages, Pilates, Love, And A lifelong Acting Career
"Welcome back to the skinny confidential him and her podcast. I'm lauren everett's bostick. The creator of the skinny confidential and across from me is my husband. Michael boston cloudy today. We have an episode. That's kind of fun because it's kind of like you're happy hour with all of our friends. We decided to invite my pilates teacher who has become a dear friend of mine in la betsy grassi and her significant other jonah. Praia on the show to give you a little context. Betsy is a top celebrity influence. Pilates instructor she honestly has all the moves. When it comes to plaudits she trained me. Throughout my whole entire pregnancy was aasa. I- waddled over to her from our house every single day. She trained me. And then i would waddell back home up until the day that i gave birth. I think i worked out with her the day. My water. I'm convinced that's why the delivery was so quick strong. Tell she's absolutely amazing. Check her out on instagram at parker pilates and then we also asked her to bring on her stallion of a husband to use a stone. John my man. You're a handsome sob. They're very good looking couple. That's the has got it hit. She's got the body. She's got the clothes and then john. Her significant other is an american actor and comedian. He's best known for his role in the godfather part two. He was also in sopranos. He's also uncle jesse's dad in full house and in fuller house which is so hot. 'cause how fucking hot as uncle jesse i mean. Listen i don't know jesse is hard. I can't i can't long you can't live up. There's some guys you come across and you're just like well like i get it. I mean uncle jesse. When i was little my eyeballs were popping out of my sockets. Can't blame you and you know what's even hotter as uncle. Jesse has a hot dad john. Warren it's all fiction that right. I mean the people are real but you know come down so right now you'll be okay so i think that this conversation's really fun. 'cause they're telling stories of their life but they're also peppering in pilates tips and we're talking about acting or talking about the olsen twins of marriages letting there's like nine between them right nine marriages between both of them and what i love and what attracted me to betsy. So much is that. When i went to her studio i walked in. I looked around the studio. It was so beautiful good energy and she was so open with her life and every single time i work out with her which is a lot she just tells it how it is and she's unapologetically herself and i appreciate that especially in the world we're in today and i think that this episode so fun because they are both so open with that. Let's welcome betsy grassi. And john prior to the skinny confidential him in her podcast. This is the skinny confidential. Imon her donga great hair. He so much Now we're sure i got. I got one thing going for me. Doubt that you have two things going on my hot and everybody says it but we like a modest guy yet craig. Cranston was saying that you got competition like what we even with western would mean. Hit chris saying that you are very hot gossip. You're listening break you. Chris addresses betsy and my friend. Okay so we have betsy parker who is my palabras teacher. She is the hottest pilates teacher in. La and we have counterpart john who is also so hot in his leather jacket. Johnson actor and they have been together for twenty years. Own omar more. How long twenty two the to a. I don't even know if i can make two. Let's say twenty. We broke up twice. Okay yeah removed very care during this interview but probably not as it happens all the time. Okay what little breakup gut but we wake up every night. Just about this struggle but may listens fun. I want to get some context of both of you guys. And so i. I wanna go all the way back. Because i've heard working out with betsy about your childhoods but i wanna start with your child so maybe betsy you start and then john you can tell us about your childhood sure to get really specific so so yeah i was born in waukegan illinois if anyone does it know that it. It's a little a little suburb with a big suburb of chicago. It's on lake michigan and it is a factory town. My parents were born in latin america. Their parents were immigrants were armenian by ethnicity but were very american. We never liked gut clannish. I don't know i. There's no other way to describe it but there were probably fifty armenian families back then. So yeah and though i have Four siblings so there were five of us and we are one year apart and there were three boys and two girls while madaba busy busy. Mom and dad really didn't like each other that much but they liked having sex. I think they ended up getting divorced after we were all raised. Twenty four years later bought three brothers. I learned how to be tough. I learned to be funny. I was a tomboy. I learned sports but i think i loved still loved being girly and fashion for shirt.
The Personal Chef Chris Spear On What The Job Entails
"You tell us a bit more of what. These job consists of what's What's your role sure. There's a couple of different ways that people do the personal chef thing. I think most commonly a lot of personal chefs do the in-home weekly meal. Prep type things. But what. I really wanted to focus on giving people a restaurant experience in their home so i don't do any meal prep i don't have like recurring clients. I mean i definitely have repeat clients. But what i do. Is i build a customized menu preferences of my guests. So i send them a questionnaire. Find out what they like. And don't like any diet preferences. And then i show up with everything. I bring my china all the cooking pots and pans. All the food and i make everything for them there and then i go set the table and serve it to them and we do afford a six course meal and it's really similar to going out to a restaurant so and you said that this is something that you do customized in and as you have a null like repeat customer so it must be very. It's must be like a tough set up in business as well one of your Be bingoing ease always to look for you know for new customers one hundred percent. That's the biggest thing is this week. I'm good but next week. I'm still struggling. As of this point. Like i have to events and i probably need to get to more. And you know you're always hustling every single day just to get another dinner. And that is the exhausting part of it. It's not like. I have a set thing where i know. I'm cooking for three or four families every week. It's just the same as if you in a restaurant you don't know from one day to the next business is going to be like. And so you attended like culinary school traditional canary school while only on so you made a decision. I think in your career that union wanting to work at the restaurant betsy you work on Food service companies like decks. So so what made you take the decision. A couple of things. I think one culinary school is ridiculously expensive. I went to johnson wales. I got a four year bachelor's degree and came out with student loan debt remaining of either pay four hundred and four dollars a month for ten years. That was what i had left after already paying for some and you know i graduated ninety eight and when you got out what the market was looking like is at seven dollars an hour cooking jobs and i couldn't live on that but i found a job working in a retirement community and they were offering me eleven fifty an hour but i also got you know. Two weeks paid vacation medical benefits for a one k. All that stuff and it sounded great. So i definitely the finances were a big part of that but i also say just. I never really loved that restaurant. Experience the kitchen life though working till two in the morning just kind of i think a lot of the attitudes of the chefs working in restaurants. I applied for jobs out of culinary school in. Wisconsin turned off by the attitude of many of the hiring executive chefs. I just thought these guys sound alike jerks. And i don't really want to work for them
Fort Worth mayor says Texas must answer for power grid failures
"Declaration for the state. The mayor of Fort Worth is calling for answers. After widespread blackouts across the state on CBS's face the Nation Betsy prices, some of The members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas may be out of touch because they don't live in Texas. I started my help. They're in touch, but it doesn't appear that white. I think that's what surprised people that anything is that they are not Texas to have not been living here. Prices, the state has no choice. But to make the upgrades needed to winterize the power grid, she says the state should partner with the federal government to find
Unmasking a Killer
"Let's just start with a recap so far. We have covered. How him hubs best friend. Betsy furrier ended up murdered with fifty five stab wounds. Only five days after making pam hop her life insurance beneficiary. That's free is husband. Russ was tried for her murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after spending almost four years in prison. He successfully appealed for a new trial and was acquitted of all charges. I discussed the corruption ineptitude and basically the overall nefarious -ness of the police and prosecution when it came to his case. I mean seriously guys if there is this case doesn't make your blood boil. I don't even know what to tell you. I don't know what well it is trifling because this case is so complex with multiple ongoing arcs. We are actually going to backtrack a little bit for part three back to rest free first trial. If you recall right before russ's first trial which began on november eighteenth. Twenty thirteen police. Investigators interviewed pam multiple times. Because obviously she was the last person to see. Betsy makes sense. Police were aware of the life insurance policy change and questioned her about it a couple times. She was always immediately defensive and she ended up bringing up her mother. Shirley newman using her almost as defense as to why she had no motive for money. So here's a clip of pam hop from a july of twenty thirteen pretrial interview with police to moscow. My mom got an accident in and home. I really hate to say it wanted mind. My were half a million that i get when she dies. My mom is dementia. Doesn't have the time now. I am ledge person. But if i really wanted money wasn't easier way than trying to combat somebody gets saying shirley newman pam seventy eight year. Old mother died just four months after this interview on october. Thirty first of two thousand thirteen evening. Just two and a half weeks before russ ferreira's first trial. She had fallen off the railing from her third floor. Apartment in an upscale gated assisted living facility. There had been no witnesses and police deemed it an accident. Let's break down what happened. Shirley's husband and pam's father died in the year. Two thousand when she became unable to care for herself pam and her three siblings work together to get surely into the lake view. Park independent senior living community in fenton missouri. Pam would frequently visit her during the day on october. Twenty ninth twenty. Thirteen surely had a doctor's appointment pam transported her to the appointment and then surely spent the night at her house. Spending time with pam's family the next day. Roughly five pm pam and shirley arrived back at lake park pam instructed the facility staff not to expect her mom for either dinner or breakfast. She then left the next day on halloween at two thirty pm a housekeeper through surely newman dead. Underneath her third-floor balcony there was damage to the railing and she had fallen to her death after two police investigations. The saint louis county medical examiner's office deemed shirley newman's death as an accident. Shirley had died from blunt trauma to the chest from the fall and the medical examiner also found point eight four micrograms of zoll padam generic ambien in her blood. That's more than eight times. What someone her age and size should be taking but still it was ruled an accident. Even though a structural engineer said that there was absolutely zero away zero way. A woman of shirley newman's weight and height could've damage the six individual pieces of railing. Pam hop was the last person to see shirley alive. Yes she was never interviewed her siblings however had been even though they weren't even local to the area or present and hadn't seen their mother in quite a while in his first trial russ was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Just a few weeks later. Shirley newman's death and pam's presence was never investigated and never considered moving on to january twenty fourteen as we talked about in part to the saint. Louis dispatch in k. t. v. I began a deep dive investigation into betsy for his death. Right after ross was initially convicted
"betsy" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"This assistant to a like aretha franklin type star okay and and iced tea plays her Assist of her manager and he says of in. I don't do it justice. I'll i'll ford you the video. I made of it because i recorded. He's basically they're not going to see the the he. You know wrecking ball. They wanna hear thunder road and so i tweeted that and a couple of people with all. I can't believe someone's giving 'cause the assistant goes back. No wrecking ball was actually a brilliant album. That was was very successful. You know he's like they don't care. They want thunder road. And so i. I love wrecking ball. It's it is one of my favorite albums in. That is a great song. I truly great saw. It's always in my top three albums. Yeah absolutely usually number two. I have to be honest album. There's not a missile that albums. I i think i was the only one but when here in dallas several years ago after they had built the new cowboys stadium. They blew up texas stadium where the cowboys used to play and they did. It live on a sunday morning. And i was like. Are they gonna play. Wrecking ball wrecking ball. How are they not playing racket ball giants. But it's the perfect song and they did this written for the end of a stadium. Exactly it's like our you missing that song you can listen to over and over again. I have a theory. When i someday far far far in the future when i die one of the things that will happen is i get to ask. Saint peter at the gate or whoever it is whoever it is. That's there. I ask them any questions that i have and gay answers to those questions. Like who shot jfk. What happened would be an example of things. You could ask ed. I am going to ask the question. How many hours denies spend listening to the song. Thunder road theft and how what percentage of those hours was. I crying while i did it. So the answer to your question. What song can i listen to over over. Is thunder road no question. I love vetting. That's really good. That's that it is an interesting question. Like if i ever thought about how many times you know it is It could have been another verse in blowing in the wind. How many times does a fan road. I love that song that made you fall in love.
"betsy" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"So you know. I have a sort of policy for myself that if bruce wants criticism He can ask me. I really don't criticize him. I hope no one took anything i said about. The ad is criticism. So my sneak out of this. One answer is the last song of the night Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of set. Listen bruce your podcast. About bruce springsteen his music mostly his fans. I am your host jesse jackson and joining me again. One of my favorite people. I love betsy. So much We had her on and regular episode and at the end of the episode she said. Hey you know. I've got my answers for that song questions you have and i said dun dun. We're going to have you back. Welcome back to the show betsy. Ross thank you so much jesse. I'm very excited to be here very nervous. Of course my controversial pigs very excited to be here in back with you. Yeah well thank you. This was great We do as for recording this. It is the tuesday after The super bowl also the first day of the trial for donald trump. but we will not get into that political mess But i do need to talk to Twitter is all ablaze about bruce's jeep commercial. Yes and. I'm very active on twitter. So i i use some of that at least yeah so am i and you know i. You know Saturday night when it leaked. At first i was worried like wait a minute. A reassure this is it. 'cause it almost looked like scenes from western stars and i've been fooled in the past where people have taken clips from different doctor who episodes thrown together. Something in it looks like a fan made you know and so i would i. I was like this looks legit An i you know. I recorded upset sunday morning. I had different people giving it but my initial gut reaction is. This feels like something from western stars. It sounds exactly like the message. He's preaching of trying to find common ground in togetherness. And i was really impressed with it but i guess that's because i'm a sixty one year old white guy who has raised in a baptist household later converted to catholicism now have a so-so relationship with the divine being and i wasn't offended by anything. I guess i'm a minority thoughts betsy. I don't know if you're a minority. I don't know that. Twitter is a great place to assess where most of bruce's fans are on this or most people are on this Twitter is an unusually unkind judgmental place..
At least 6 killed in 100-vehicle pileup on icy Texas highway
"Confirm at least six people have died and 65 people treated at area hospitals. After a massive crash and I 35 W in Fort Worth this morning for Worth officials worked together to get people out of their cars treated into shelter from the cold weather. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price says with more icy weather forecast it it's best to stay off the roads into stay safe. So your prayers And we will find a thing for you to help. There's a cold weekend ahead of us a terribly cold Monday coming and I would ask that you be very much aware of your neighbors. Price says Crews will continue to treat roads with Brian. Hat. But Zire, WB AP News
"betsy" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"It's just i'm also country music fan and it's like when you tell somebody i love country music and they're like i love country music to you know johnny cash you know. They have a little bit of an attitude about country music except for classic country music. So the the equivalent. For that. With me at bruce is when you tell somebody ham springsteen fan and they're like oh alec springsteen i like nebraska and it's like the only album that they like as nebraska and that's okay like there's no wrong way to be a famous but it's a little bit like dude and it's almost always dude. It's like dude you're missing out like nebraska of course is a fantastic album and you know have you heard. Western stars have darkness on the edge of town. Have you heard wrecking ball. Which is my favorite like. Yeah yeah well i. I don't know if i'm gonna make this happen but i the the sports station i listen to here. In dallas Does a lot of fake characters. They do fake jerry jones. They do You know they you know and they and they. They have a the pushy sales guy. Chris chris that always is listening to dave matthews and talking about i'm six feet club and you know Me and ron's hanging out. You know. And i said i wanted to fake springsteen fan that he's done nothing starkness. Everything says you know just like well if you haven't seen him a hunt if you if you haven't hit three digits you haven't seen him show in so i wanted to do this fake here that i think would be a larry is that you know. So yes so anyway. There is a small percentage of fans that are just incredibly negative. In so when bruce announced that he was going to be on broadway and they announced the ticket prices. You know resist forgotten the common man. I've always been a fan. I've gone to shows multiple times. I can't believe he forgot this. And then people can't believe people went to more than one show. And i went and i brought fact. Well i know some of you go shows five or six nights in a row and in the queue to try to get in the pit five or six times in a row different jesse. Why you're you're taking someone else a chance to be in the pit you know and i just duty but anyway so there is a lot of negativity and i said look. I'm never gonna go. i can't afford it. I live in this but the man could do whatever he wants and so a guy sent me a facebook. Dm and said. Why aren't you going. Like i just afford it. He said well. What could you afford like. Well what do you mean he said. I can get you a ticket and like well. Let me talk to linda. And he says i have one. It's the middle range like the four hundred dollars. Something you know. Seven hundred can't remember now what it was but it was. It wasn't the high end but it was a mid range and he says let me i said okay. Let me go talk to my wife and okay linda. you know. And she's well and so. We googled and we found on. Travelocity you a little pod. You know that just is basically looks like a little. It looks like a cruise a cruise ship but it was perfect but i needed round trip airline and it was like okay. You can go for this. You can ticket You know we had a little bitty savings account..
"betsy" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Let's he has to think about not the people that this is their two hundred show they also have to think about you. Know the people that This is her first show. And i will tell you as many times i've seen it. I get happy every time he goes to run. I mean you know. I i have. I have a few policies around being a fan. One of them is. There's no wrong way to be a fan right. You are however you love bruce. You love bruce sprite. There's no wrong way. there's one kind of fan. I pretend that particularly makes me itchy. But but there's no wrong way to do it. Everybody's a fan if they say they're fan or they love the music. That's it period and i also have a policy that i'm not intil and less bruce or any of them. Any member of the band asks me themselves for criticism or critique until they ask. I'm not given any right. It is not my job to tell bruce springsteen what album to create or what's good or bad it's you know as he says we're in a conversation together and he's keeping up his end of the bargain i'm going to keep up my into the barden And so i add so i just. I can't imagine a time. In my life that i would be unhappy to hear bruce springsteen playboy to live under any the guests on right there with you and and i love your guidelines In after letter to you came out a few people posted the getting like it in In my i always thought is. Did your mother never teach you. If you can't say something nice don't say of course. Obviously i don't belong on the internet right but the only time it made me angry is someone spoke poorly about letter to you and said bruce. You're deluding your legacy. Stop it that. Made me angry. Betsy i will tell you i mean like donald trump angry like this. This hate that i have. I know we're not gonna get political but they hate that. I have for the bacher z. Of certain politicians like there is nothing. Bruce springsteen can do musically to destroy his legacy. He's nothing to prove. I don't care if he did you know if he did a christmas album if he did a cover of. Johnny cash longs was by the way. I would pay big money to your do..
"betsy" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Me to the back to to the to the stage that's on the floor there. A guys like helps me find a space on the on the fence there. So when bruce comes by He shakes my hand. It looks in my eyes and shakes my hand. I get to say. Thank you That was five years. Go to wash my hands. Which is a challenge in the pandemic. But i had this amazing moment and it was. He literally shoved me. Shove me to make sure that. I got in place. Because he knew what bruce was about to do and he put me as you know as they say about wayne gretzky he made sure i was where the puck was going and that was amazing. So chris You know bruce. Plays saint paul when he goes to minnesota to the twin cities area and It took a few times. But i think chris did get to say hello to bruce but i have not yet been able to do that except for that moment during morocco at the end of february twenty did not make one of the book signings. No looking did not. I had a an interesting term as mayor and i was constantly Just busy though. I did get to go to broadway. So that's good I and i promise we're going to get to our agenda but because fascinating because i'm thinking of fine mayor i'm like okay. Well mr mayor. We miss mrs mayor. We don't do keys to the city. Well we're doing what now. But we know i'm just saying trust me they're like you go fa make it happen. Go find someone we are doing. This is bruce springsteen day but we do yes we are changed rules. Yes i use my powers for good with john hiatt comes to mind and with garth brooks. That comes to mind. And janet jackson comes to mind but it's hard to do when he's not in your city so you mentioned john hiatt john..
"betsy" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"We have gone and visit her and She's in lake charles so she had gone through two hurricanes and i said forget cove it i know. I'm worried but my mom has gone through two hurricanes. I've got to go see her and linda said well if you're to battle Louisiana with people not wearing masks. I'm going to go with you so we did. We went we visited my mom and ever. You're driving home We put on letter to you in. She just enjoyed it immensely. So i agree I do wanna share. I don't know if you've heard the story but Marine van zandt stuff join me. Oh yes i saw. I was so happy for everybody including you and she. I asked the question i said. Okay you know. I assume they go home during their recording. You like i know it was over four or five days because yes she was though. I now picture this sleepover were stephen bringing a you know a sleeping bag and gary got you a bag. And they're all like bunking up and talking and everything so Yeah i i agree with you. The documentary was so amazing to see them. You know all with their legal pads and pencils as bruce's singing and writing down in them going. No no no. Let's do it this way. And when little steven's starts talking you see him the reason why he was comfortable playing silvio on sopranos because that's what he had done for bruce all those years you know and it was just really great to see. I don't have a won't say don't have a musical bone in my body. But i don't have the capacity to create music or or i don't think of the world and i don't experience the world inside The creation of music that way. I'm very verbal. Very word oriented. And so i i the lyrics and the writing the lyrics. I can get a beat on writing. A lyric with melody is just to me. It's magic to me. it is. It is magical until two to watch them do that. I just it was like watching someone I don't even know what it would be the equivalent of watching someone make fire from nothing just who. It's like watching harry potter for me. We're a friend of mine. And i are actually talking to max weinberg on monday. Fun dancey yes..
"betsy" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Off you know. I i have. I have a few policies around being a fan. One of them is. There's no wrong way to be a fan. You are however you love bruce. You love bruce sprite. There's no wrong way. there's one kind of fan. I pretend that particularly makes itchy. But there's no wrong way to do it. Everybody's a fan if they say they're fan or they love the music that's it period and i also have a policy that i'm not entail and unless bruce or any of them. Any member of the band asks me themselves for criticism or critique until they ask. I'm not given any right. It is not my job to tell bruce springsteen what album to create or what's good or bad it's as he says we're in a conversation together and he's keeping up his end of the bargain. I'm gonna keep up my into the bardon. Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of set lesson. Bruce your podcast. All about bruce springsteen music and mostly is fans. I am your host jesse jackson but the honest. I'm feeling a little bit like Nicole wallace or You know joy reid Because i am talking to Betsy hodges the former mayor of minneapolis and But we're not gonna talk politics. We're gonna talk bruce. But betsy welcome to the show. Thank you so much. I'm so excited to be here. Yeah so so. Tell us all about yourself. Give us your elevator. Pitch elevator pitch. Well i am a fan of bruce springsteen. I think anybody listening. That should be the first thing. I say in an elevator pitch. I am the former mayor of minneapolis. So i was in city government for many many years in minneapolis and says leaving office in twenty eighteen. I have been working with cities on progressive policy and my husband and i moved to washington. Dc About a year and a half ago about a year and a half ago so we are in the thick of some of the country's recent adventures. Yes so i'll start off right away. You don't have a senator or or any representation in the house of representatives. It's i mean we i know. I know Ms holmes norton and that's fantastic. But she doesn't have a vote that count so i have no meaningful representation in congress. Yeah that's i. When i first heard that I was like well that doesn't make any sense And and so i It it is a weird time the All the things from when. I was a sophomore in sam houston high school in moss bluff. Louisiana has come back over the past..
"betsy" Discussed on Your new favourite song
"Hi this is rob peace and jack malcolm. I'm from peace in the city greece. So we're here to talk about our new favorite song. Betsy loan welcome to your new favorite song. Podcast brought to you by the enrons where each week we will feature recently released on an independent artist on amy's been dennis and i'll be your host today..
"betsy" Discussed on Tribe of Leaders
"At seemed fleeting like it was very short and needed to be guarded. And saying I know isn't a to me. I don't know if it impacts anybody else that way. That's how our impacted me and my thoughts in. So I thought, wow, you know thought about it and my husband's son oldest son is a tattoo artist and so one day I just thought you know what I need. I can see it every day. So it's on my right forearm think about it in what's coal to is people ask me about what is fourteen forty. So now I get to tell the story and it helps me remember too. So that's another. Thing, yeah. It keeps my living on to. It does it does. One thing that you do to. Check in with yourself for to create. Intentional days. So you're you're staying on track or not wasting airport. Yeah. So sometimes I feel like it's different things. So for a little while it was meditation, you know kind of just to. Cause and you know this whole Kobe thing changed a lot of things for a lot of people. So just understanding what is it that I need to do to kind of reset or re look at how things are going whether it's this kind of thing or even just in your business one of the things I. realized because I lost for a little while the ability couldn't run because I had a nagging injury and I realize that that really helps me refocus to go out sometimes I think a lot about what's happening get ideas and I really missed that because I wasn't able to do that for a while at that helps me kind of refocus and kind of get centered again. This has been amazing on. We're just about out of time where can people get in touch with you reach out I would say the best way is to email I'll I'll tell you my email address and then also I mean they can text me. Those are the easiest things right now. So it's betsy at Shea Betsy Dot Com, and that is felt C., H., E. Z. bt S., Y. DOT COM. and. My phone number is four, four, three, five, four, eight, one, eight to awesome. Get those up on the show links to so the show nursery. Awesome thank you so much for coming on and sharing your story. I can hardly wait to see your continued success because you're just taking these gigantic leaps forward and a really cool. Watch us. Thank you so much for having me. It's been fun to chat and talk about these things than an and it's always good to look back and see how how you've grown in the changes you made that very encouraging to. Thank you so much for being a listener the tribe of leaders podcast I. Am so grateful for each and every episode that you tune in and listen to, and I hope that you get a ton of value that you can implement starting today and do have to a quick favor if you wouldn't mind hopping onto where is that you listen to podcasts and leave us a rating and review it would help us tremendously so that the tribe of leaders podcast to can be found more easily and help inspire other entrepreneurial leaders..
"betsy" Discussed on Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer
"The beginning again. Oh Man Lauren. Our stories are very similar. That's so funny very very similar. Oh my dad was in credible Lauren. It was aimed so bank very fun. I saw everything highland ren counting. Really got me okay. It's evil I can't eat my God those very fun to right. It's funny how it flows out of view. You you know yeah. It really is easy to deserve it. Oh Shit I can't happen next. Yeah yeah it was like. I can't write anything I need to write. But when it comes to star wars fan fiction like Nah I go. I have all these ideas for scripts on like this one just flew right out me useless. It was so funny though daily. You had a ball betsy. Do you want to read the next one from that? We got online owes sure this one is called star. Wars the deceived by Dr This. Em The win rushed harshly. Speeders fairly large ships hovered through the brightly colored city of chorus. Get the emperor and his apprentice gazed amongst the crime ridden streets and backed up traffic lanes. They had done it after years of exile. This ruled the galaxy. Everything is as I've foreseen it. My friend the Jed eye are no more. In the CITH. All-powerful he cackled lightly. Shortly.
"betsy" Discussed on Doughboys
"But in reality we know real life is not a morality play often times the coward thrives I. It's true it's true. Monsters die in bed. Henry Kissinger is going to die in comfort hopefully soon but now he's going to die he's GonNa die in his home. We've done this show five years where the most cowardly men there are. That's true so but we have okay so I get out of out of line. I go back a wait with you. And Betsy and then later. I so I had to put my bag way in the back of the plane. Because there's no overhead space laugh so it takes me a while to get off the plane. And while I'm you abandoned me at that Point I had to go pee. You leave me alone. Get off the plane by yourself. Leaving me stranded exhibiting warm like behavior. Here's the word you're the you are this is projection as always you are being a worm and so you think. I'm the warm to make yourself feel better about your worms word. If you're if I'm alarm your worm or a couple worms and the fucking word worm farm. Fine we're fucking worm farm. Fine fucking worm thing. I think we're more of a slug than a worm slugs are. Lazy slugs are lazy. They're just slow to wise. Denver means a great city. It is a great city. We're having a lovely time. It means a lot to me show. Tell the crowd. I told you backstage. I mean I think you have to you now. I lost my virginity in Denver. Colorado don't clap too hard. I was twenty two years old. I knew they would laugh at me. I was going to say you had a big day today..
"betsy" Discussed on Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata
"Well, okay. That's it. Thanks so much. Betsy. When I travel, I like to look like a boss bitch. And the best way to do that is with good luggage. And I just got some great luggage from away. They offer high quality luggage at a much lower price, cutting out the middleman and selling directly to you. They have nine colors four different sizes. I got the bigger carry on size which I love because I like having a carry on. I don't like having to check my bag all the time because I've had too many bad experiences with people losing my luggage. So I try to keep my stuff with me as much as possible by, like a bigger carry on, because I have a lot of stuff got so many toiletries so much makeup, so many hair products. I need a little bigger. So I got that one, but they also have other grace, I like the carry on the medium and the large pretty simple. Right. All the suitcases are made with premium German polycarbonate, which is lightweight and unrivaled in strength and impact. In resistance. So basically all the people who work at the airport, and still throw yourself around and it'll still look great. They got those three sixty degrees, spinner wheels, which are the best I love just zoom zoom in down the hallway I don't have to worry about dragging it or wheel brakes, or something. This is like I can just have it next to me. You know, you say those people are like, oh, that's a business person. They must travel every single day of the week. That's what you'll look like with this thing. And you will look so good. Also, this thing has one of those USB chargers, you know, when you see somebody sitting there charting their phone because, like, you know, you don't wanna be a plebe sitting on the floor next to a wall outlet. You got to charge it by yourself. So you can charge it wherever you want to with this USB cord. It's so handy..
"betsy" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"So during the September speech at George Mason University, she announced a new approach to campus sexual misconduct. DeVos repeatedly emphasized the plight of the accused here. She is one rape. Is one too many. One assault is one too many. One aggressive act of harassment is one too many. One person denied due process is one too many, though a secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. Let me introduce Maxine and he's a senior fellow at the Manhattan institute where he focused focuses on education policy Maxine and welcome back to one point. It's great to have you to be Anthony. Anthony, I know you've been listening along to this this conversation. How would you sum up so far? What Betsy DeVos has brought as secretary of education? Yeah, I think US early in the are with the grade would be I would give her a b minus. I think that she is taking the federal government's role in a more modest and quit, frankly, productive direction. But unfortunately, the things that she is doing require a lot of finesse and explanation and and kind of power persuasion that she hasn't quite been able to to muster. So I think that while what she's been doing, it's been substantively productive. I think she's unfortunately kind of discredited a lot of the, the, the reasons behind the, the approaches he's bringing to the table. And how so are you saying that it's essentially, this is a this is a question of of messaging as opposed to policy commitment? Yeah. I mean, I think that it's not as though it is only this kind of far right wing that was opposed to the Obama administration's. Very heavy handed approach and education. You know, the only major bipartisan Bill of the Obama administration was the every student succeeds act in which Republicans Democrats got together and said, the federal government has gone way too far in education. We need to trust teachers. We need to let them figure out these decisions. We need to trust local school boards. We need to rein in the power of the department of education, and that's something that was overwhelmingly approved in congress, but it's a message that she can't quite carry forward without becoming a lightning rod. So in your view, Maxine reining in the power of the department of education. Can you point to one specific effort that Betsy DeVos has made where you know there is a concrete effort to rein in the power of the department of education that makes sense to you even if she hasn't carried it out or delivered a clear message on why it's important? Yeah, absolutely. So one very clear example is what's called the significant disproportionality regulation and the yes. And there's a lot of this kind of language in the world of education. But go ahead, say it one more time. I just want to the significant disproportionality regulation, significant disproportionality regulation, explain that. So the Obama administration looked at the statistics around race and special education and thought that African American students were over represented in special education services and therefore wanted to create a formula that would pressure states to reduce this alleged overrepresentation. Right. Problem is research. The came out after that regulation was put forward says that actually, once you sufficiently control for enough factors there actually significantly underrepresented, do you have a regulation that's in place based on faulty data that would be pushing states to further serve already underserved demographic and the secretary as you know, thus far put that on hold and should rewrite it, but in the process hasn't been able to, you know, make a case as to why this numbers based approach it as. Misguided and she's just kind of gotten flack for, you know, ignoring potential discrimination over critics, say around special education at indication. Let's take some calls.
"betsy" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Faulting on their loans. We're going to these four profit colleges, and so the Obama administration created these rules that said, you know, if you're graduating students that are not making a lot of money and or taking on too much debt that they can't repay. We're gonna shut you down. We're going to cut off your federal money and and we reported last week that Betsy DeVos is planning to repeal that rule to sort of let you know for profit colleges operate is that used to write and this these these rules Obama wanted to put these rules into effect after the collapse of to for profit colleges, Carinthian college in IT technical institute which collapsed. They collapsed in two thousand fifteen in two thousand sixteen, and they were found to have misled students with false advertising misleading claims that kind of stuff. So these were rules essentially to protect students from this kind these kinds of alleged abuses. Right. Exactly. That's cool. We're saying, you know, if you. Through this program, you're, you have a ninety, nine percent guarantee of getting a job and students were enrolling in taking on huge amounts of debts, and those things were just turning out to be flatly not true. And this is also led to lawsuits by a whole bunch of attorneys-general across the country. We're going to be hearing from one of them at the bottom of this hour. But essentially, what is the case that these attorneys general are making. Well, they are saying they're suing Betsy DeVos because she is trying to repeal both the the game full employment rule, which would shut down some of these worst. The worst of the worst colleges, you know, the ones that really are not graduating people with any kind of earnings power. And then there's another rule that I think we'll get to in a moment that that she has sort of rolled back where students who went to colleges that defrauded them or allowed to actually ask the government to forgive their loans, and she's a sort of tried to make that process a little tougher. Right. And why is that? What's the argument in favor of making that process tougher for students who feel that they were defrauded? Well, there's a serious concern. You know the the money on the line is taxpayer money that these students are taking on forgiving, all of it sort of willy nilly is really going to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of not billions of dollars. And so you have to be very careful. The other thing is that the government really tries to recoup money from colleges once they've once they've forgiven loans. And some of these four prophets were saying, well, the the process that you're using to determine whether we've defrauded or students is arbitrary. We're not really getting a chance to show the case that it was. We weren't lying, but it was that, you know, we're being wrongly targeted. And so some of the schools were being asked to pay sums of money that they said they couldn't afford. Now, another issue, the department of education physician interim guidance on how colleges should investigate and penalize sexual assault under title nine, which prohibits gender, discrimination in education. Can you talk a little bit about how she is dealing trying to make those changes? Absolutely. So for years, you know, President Obama had set out these rules governing how campus sexual assault cases could go on college campuses and the. A lot of, you know, specifically accused students, but also more broadly of of lawyers who were saying the process that you're setting up is really one sided and unfair. You know, it didn't some cases the rules. Let victims you know, ask questions of their, you know of the people they were accusing, but not vice versa. And so you know a lot of lawyers and accused student advocates were saying they needed to sort of level the playing field to give accused students more rights for the process. So it's fair to say that Betsy DeVos enter policies. Anthropology proposals are controversial. There disliked by a lot of folks who work in education..
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"Uh yeah i mean that basically means expanding charter schools on you know allowing magnet know students to choose where they're going to school rather than just sort of you know they have their district school and that's where you where you show up on and and there's also this um this notion of voucher program which were not really sure what it will take but voucher putt private school vouchers are are a big you know up a pet project of of set of betsy devos is again um so there's two hundred and fifty million that should go or would go in some form to of auchere program so students can use public money to attend private schools so bottom line here she wants to shrink the federal government's role in education uh also public school education and give parents uh more options i guess is what she would say yeah i think betsy devos thinks that that choice is is basically the the solution to the problems in american education that if if parents are empowered to choose whatever type of school that their their student attends whether it's like an online school on that that's going to be the the thing that is gonna fix a lot of the problems in in in equity in an this other stuff that america education is facing um so she focused on on increasing choice and cutting out everything else that she can you have written about this what you call a fragile bipartisan alliance that's formed around the charter school movement democrats have been willingly we'll have been willing to cross the aisle if you will to align with republicans on charter school policies.