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"bill mclean" Discussed on In Defense of Plants Podcast

In Defense of Plants Podcast

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"bill mclean" Discussed on In Defense of Plants Podcast

"And what they were doing and they were a real interest in documenting these tribes what they were doing. But when it came to our part of the country, that hadn't that culture wasn't as established. So we just didn't know. We had these paintings and anecdotes about what was happening with fire. So Bill McLean, my colleague, he just spent years trying to piece together as many of these letters and journals and stuff like that as he could. And he just sucked out a lot of information for our part of the world. And, you know, we just sort of summarized it and tried to get it as a comprehensive picture of what we could find about what was happening pre settlement with fire in the Midwestern prayer region. Yeah. So it was more or less the Midwestern telegraph Prairie region, which is interesting to me because I'm in a backup and doing another tangent here for a second. There are a lot of fancy scientists in the forest service and whoever in academia who are trying to put together these maps, these predictive maps of what the pre settlement fire regime fire frequency fire intensity is for the United States. And they built their models on a bunch of variables, one of the variables, the strongest variables they found were number one, climate, which you don't is not surprising. How hot is the area? How often is it dry? Sure. Number two variable is human density. Pre settlement time. So how many Native Americans were just people generally were there from 1500 to 1850 in these areas? And it turns out the southeast had probably Florida and Alabama and all that had to probably the highest. That in the West Coast of California. So that variable that's climate human density and blanking on the third variable. Anyway, so then they use that to predict what the vegetation type was prehistorically and how often are burned. But then you would look at the Prairie region of the country and it was weird to me. It was like these are like really fancy proceedings in natural academy of science papers and science paper and they have the entire Midwestern prayer is like every 30 years. You know, fire or something like that. And I was like, what? If you had a Prairie that didn't burn for 30 years, you don't have a Prairie anymore. You know what I mean? You have Tunis before. Exactly. Exactly. And I'm like, well, how are these scientists putting together? So I went back and looked at it and what they were using to confirm their model of climate and human density was basically tree ring data. So they would go to the tree ring data and say, oh, that tree ring of fire frequency record matches what we get from our model. So that's how we're going to predict based on these tree rings. But if you look at the Midwest and the grasslands, the tree ring model is almost, you know, there's a couple really, really rare studies where there's a little forest blotch or whatever. But we don't have good estimates based on that. And so part of the reason I was so excited about this was like, well, that's wrong. And we have the data to show that that pre settlement firefighting is way more frequent than these models are coming up with, right? These big fancy computer simulations. So that was really fun. Wow. To be able to sort of put some heat behind the message that we sort of already guessed. Wow, that's a really neat look under the hood of your thought process there. And it's almost like, how the hell did you get that published in such a big journal with such a loose sort of, I mean, I get where it would work in a forested region, right? The southeast has a bit more forced ecosystem sort of inherent in it. But yeah, the Midwest that if you get a patch of trees, who's to say that you have enough resolution in those trees when we started finally looking at them to say anything about what's going on in a grassland and I mean, again, you talk to any land manager in the Midwest, you know, call it Bill handle, buddy Bill. And ask him what happens if you don't burn every 5 years at least. You know, there's just these inherent things that you're going. That makes absolutely no sense, which I think speaks to the benefit of you being a botanist in the field just as much as you are in the lab in the literature because you start to see where these people that I'm going to say this with knowing I'm getting some angry emails here is that just don't go out enough. Do not spend enough time in nature to know when their models are kind of silly. You know what I mean? So kudos to you for combining your skill sets to notice this gap and recognize where the strengths of moving forward on this to resolve something a little bit more realistic was needed and doable. Yeah, I mean, that being said, you know, they were working with the data they had. No, totally. And the maps, the maps are really neat. I mean, they really are cool. They show you in really nice detail. Oh, I forgot what the third variable is. You know, temperature, average mean temperature, historic human abundance, and precipitation, which is just basically, okay, you're going to have this much of a fuel load basically. Whatever. So and I recognize that. I recognize they're working with what they got, but this is the another color and I'm a parrot with this idea is go outside, get data in the field. You can only fall back on models so much. Right. And yeah, and they were you know, then these maps were being picked up by people as, you know, this is the gospel and you're like, wow, wow, slow down. You know, like you said, there are people who actually know more about this anyway. Yeah..

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"bill mclean" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"bill mclean" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Home bred for Charles sipke Ralph may with those silks and her damn lady Shakespeare is a true blue hand. She's been a marvelous food mirror for many years, so I think that the ultra classy undefeated lady space spear bears washing in the spot. Okay, I agree. I like number four lady spite spear as well. And even though she's never raced on the synthetic surface, she's trained all along at woodbine, kind of splitting time between training on their main track and training on the turf. And it looks like you can't really tell how she handles the surface as far as times go, but the times are solid. For the workouts, 5 furlong works anywhere from 59 and change to a minute and change, that's pretty solid and going with the assumption that she's not whipped and driven in all out to get those 59 in changes in a minute and changes. Then it looks like she'll handle the surface and I agree with everything he said, lady spites here. And so I don't think they would risk her if they didn't think that she really relished it as well. She sort of has nothing to prove she's a reigning champion. I assume that she'll be a brood merit. Some states our career, who knows if she'll even come back at four, but I just think she's going to be really interested to watch in the spot and hope she hopes she can pull it off. And my guess is that if she performs well tomorrow and the best Arabian or wins the best Arabian, it opens up so many more doors for what they can do with her going on going forward, whether they want to try her on the turf, try to run synthetic surfaces. And who knows? Maybe on conventional dirt down the line. But bob and I both like lady spite spare. Number four, four to one on the morning line in the grade two Bess Arabian race 8 tomorrow over at woodbine. Let's take the long flight out to the Bay Area, bob. And they've got a featured race tomorrow at Golden Gate called the golden nugget, $50,000 on the line for the two year olds, sprinting 6 for longs. Another short field here just 5 of them going to post. And you've got number two, come on, man, who's looked very good since arriving at Golden Gate. Got his maiden win from well off the pace going away. Beat winners from well off the pace going away last time out. Bill McLean stables an outstanding form. He trains come on, man. They've been firing on all cylinders. He picked the horse out for a group of owners that have had several horses with him and currently have several in the barn. $8000 looks like a steel at this point. They got a good one. Yeah, just basically simply with come on man. You've got to throw out the first lifetime starter, remember it clearly just got completely illuminated at the start. Overcame that experience went home, softer competition, and kind of pretty impressively it had some prices dusted to fields, including putting up a really big number on September 24th when winning an optional claimer, a other than race. It just doesn't look like in this 5 horse field that there's a whole lot to compete against him. There is some speed to the outside from the incredibly high percentage part of Jonathan Wong. The only way I can see come on man getting beat would be if Stanford bay gets loose and generally speaking the tap of their place very fairly. And I think about it very short Ozzy will pick up pick the race up. Well, come on man looks like he's definitely going to be passing horses. Stanford bay looks like he is definitely going to be trying for the lead. There are other horses in the race who could bother Stanford bay in the early going or maybe even get the lead from him. Number three, doctor Pascal, number four, highland ghost have both shown some speed at one point. Obviously, if either of them a noise stand for bay on the front end, all it does is really play into the hands of the favorite come on man. I think even money is a reach as far as this. And that's a shame because if you've bet, if you've been a fan of come on, man, he paid he was 5 to one when he broke his maiden two starts back. He was almost 9 to one last time out against Twitter. And now you're going to have to take around, I don't know, four to 5 in a minor stake in the golden nugget, but it is what it is. And he's gotten really good, really fast. Bob and I both like number two, come on man in the golden nugget race 7 tomorrow at Golden Gate. We're going to take another break. When we come back, we've got more Saturday steaks action. We're going to head back out to Maryland, where we'll look at three races from Laurel. This is the weekend stakes preview presented by nyra betts on the horse racing radio network..

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"bill mclean" Discussed on Game of Crimes

Game of Crimes

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"bill mclean" Discussed on Game of Crimes

"I mean there's no other reason enjoyed killing going for the body count right made. He did it because he he wanted to he could. We've talked about and wanted. Things i noticed too is through the taskforces. You had these valleys and peaks august august sixteenth after the three bodies are found and then windy caufield and deborah. You've got the task force back up and running because it's still shades of bundy. Then it comes down again then it comes back up again but eventually even with all the body count. I mean we're up to. We're getting close to get over in the forties now. Eventually this task force comes back down. But not before you actually. Have you find a lot more bodies. There's a lot of things that you get into in actually one of the things. I wanna talk to you about. It's about this time it somewhere around. I think one thousand nine hundred eighty six. You're getting angry. And i mean you threaten to quit because you just got so angry about what was going on what what was happening with you at that time that you finally said i'm done with this can't take it anymore specific as man. There's a lot of things i can think of. But i don't know what you're who had happened after the fbi briefings about bill. The bill mclean story. you know. They've built a case and they were overconfident. He passed the polygraph. You were angry about all the lost. Time with mclean and then you threaten to quit after the mclean incident. Yea i think with any investigation you have ups and downs. I'm sure steve. You know pablo escobar. You have ups and downs. Oh yeah you consider giving up you know. You're thinking that we were thinking. Hey just let the gas surrender again. Who cares lets. You saw go home but you can't do that no can't do that. You're human and so you. Have you have this roller coaster ride. We had evidence. We thought was going to be the thing that that was going to solve. This case. microscopic little plastic glass. They were the small plastic. I'm sorry microscopic glass beads that we thought was going to solve this case and it turns out everybody's got microscopic black glass beads on them because they use them when they spray paint the white lines on the highways the yellow strips down the middle of the highways. They bounce all over the place. They're just in the in the air the atmosphere and so everyone has the stuck to their shoes of their socks. That's what we were told back in the eighties. I don't know what the us today. But bellwood foster was was a high we thought we were gonna get it down the fbi thought they were getting it with mclean and when we finally get to mclean. The fbi is coming in. Basically some of us felt like the detectives. It had been there for a while. We're just being ignored. It was all about the fbi. I thought it was mclean. We're all going after mclean..

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"bill mclean" Discussed on The Good Fight

The Good Fight

07:28 min | 1 year ago

"bill mclean" Discussed on The Good Fight

"The objection to not to patriotism itself but to roll it can potentially plainest side. It has more to do with the extent to which it is potentially going to be taken up. Bennett does with any inherent internal contradictions. How different is your view on this. Do you think i'm missing something. Or is this just a different way off framing much the same. I'm very sympathetic to those objections. My question is really what the alternative is particularly. If we are not willing to engage in the kind of systematic often coercive manipulation of national culture that characterized the wartime mobilizations of the twentieth century civic nationalism or patriotism is thin it can be unsatisfactory and i don't think that it plays the definitive psychological role for many people that one might think based on some of the discussions of these issues but there are three hundred thirty or more million people have very different ethnic and cultural backgrounds in this country that spans a continent and more. And i'm just not sure that we can do a lot better than that in practice at least without adopting measures of centralized control that i at least would find frightening. Those would be was disease in language of american civic patriotism and the federal people's so i read your book in draft form and when i did that i got the impression that the isn't really a very clear answer to the problems that you oppose it but by deconstructing the free cases people have historically made for different ways of understanding american identity and patriotism left slightly wringing our hands and saying well so perhaps the whole enterprise is futile. I understand now from this conversation that i misunderstood redraft. Or you've changed your mind since that. What do we do going forward for those of us who think but it is important for precisely a huge agos nation to find something on which we can ready around something on which we can agree something by the way that makes it easier to say look we may have differences of raising regional other things but still owe you duty of solidarity. I owe you consideration precisely because books americans. What can the base so bad. beat i. Think somewhat counter intuitively that we need to encourage and protect institutions that can embody and cultivate a more limited sense of identity and solidarity and that will allow us to see better. What are the things that we truly have in common. I think the problem with consensus seeking patriotism is that we look for things. Everyone agrees on. And there's a short list and it doesn't tell us very much that's unsatisfying. I think that it's only through religious and local and interest based associations that we can figure out who we really are and once we have a sense of who we are we can determine how we relate to others which when we have something in common we our fellow citizens and we have certain cultural similarities. But not all of them so whereas conventional appeals to patriotism or nationalism. Have this top down. Quality that i think makes them thin and unsatisfactory. I'm much more interested in finding ways that we can pursue an realize disagreement s a serious and legitimate feature of american life rather than dismissing it in pursuit of some evanescent similarity. So that's very appealing to me. But it sounds a little abstract. What does it mean to take disagreement. As one of the fundamental building blocks of what is to be american know how is it. Different organizations you invoked from civic religious organizations Actually add up to a form of commonality because often they precisely emphasize what makes us different from each other. Not always problematic way nature of religion to say we are one religious community. We disagree with the alvarez's communities there's nothing inherently worries about it but it's hard to see how it can provide the fulcrum for some full of recognition that we have things in common no matter how thin the notion may be. Well i think that reflection on differences is often helpful for discovering which things we truly do have in common and which we don't so i'm teaching a seminar on nationalism. This week and among other things will be teaching the historian. Bill mclean essay. America idea or nation and one of the things he points out which i think is correct. Is that contrary to what you would think. It's often people who are most closely engaged with an identified with a religious community a town or region or labor union or other interest based association. Who are also most patriotic about america. As a whole. You would think that would be a paradox but in practice it actually isn't and again. I am less worried about difference pulling us apart when it is embodied by structured by institutions. The problem arises when we simply yelling at each other on social media. Why does that make a difference. Why is it a problem. Ppi java on social media. We shouldn't worry about it when it is for example different activist groups coming together but really in pursued off shouting into trouble so to differences. I i think it's very important. Psychologically and sociologically that we do things in person and face to face. The abstraction of social media encourages irresponsibility in heightened rhetoric of a kind. That is much more difficult when you actually have to look at the people you are talking to. The other is that institutions of this kind are responsible for delivering results. They promise something to those who participate and presumably if they don't provide the good they will lose their participation and support so again. I think that on the level of rhetoric. It's very easy to disagree and to yell at each other and to denounce each other but when you actually have to do things for particular people they're much greater incentives if there are no guarantees to engage in the kind of pragmatic negotiation and compromise. That is necessary to our institutions and if there is a sort of background intuition to the book. it's that like it or not and not everyone has liked it. The united states is not a classic nation state and can't be governed like one so here we are. We're stuck.

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"bill mclean" Discussed on At The Races With Steve Byk

At The Races With Steve Byk

07:32 min | 1 year ago

"bill mclean" Discussed on At The Races With Steve Byk

"It always sneaks up on you right. It's like come on but of course many of you are thrilled to get the the kids back to school. T. that's all tina can talk about. Put his getting back as though she she had her first. I d- day at the school school and she had to redo her office herber room. They moved rooms on her so she she came back with. I started receiving pictures. Yesterday i was at the track and look at this look at this look like a little messy. So she's she's putting her room together and After labor day at all that all happens. So we've got so much going on the ovals including the the switch over particularly kentucky where they'll run at ellis into tomorrow and then just like that out to kentucky downs. We'll talk to hammer and our three. And look at at least at least the sunday. And i suppose that that james and ed that looked as well I mean i've got the pp's have not looked carefully at kentucky downs yet with so much going on at at saratoga and del mar The del mar cards so far. And we've got one more set of of overnight to look for purdue mondays and you know the two year olds the spin away for sunday came up with a nice group of nine and they'll draw the hopeful as well today so they'll close than the racing office they pack up and had back to belmont. It's there's nothing at saratoga of more sobering and and you know certain than The the big rolling would crates that start to go out on the sidewalks as the offices. Pack up it's it's a It's a right of transition around the racetrack. Which is which is tough. Because then you're not going to be back till till next year so We'll we'll touch on a ton of the stakes. And i i. I didn't really ask specifically for some of the the capping visitors. What what they're going to look at But it's hard to resist The del mar told you yesterday. The del mar stakes Tomorrow deepened An interesting so the yeah. What used to be the you know the hollywood turf festival the kinds of races that that fill in And of course del mar turf oriented in a lot of ways and they got started yesterday. if you If you were digging into that after saratoga and there was some there was some nice prices. Actually that Saratoga we had to deal with the off the turf which kind of carved up the the card a little bit but The first flew a little bit Fat del mar yesterday. Right with the fifty fifty. What was it fifty. Six fifty six to one shot hundred fourteen dollar winner. Bill mclean with drayton van dyke. I'm going to be somebody and that was a starter lance went. There was fairly early right. Yeah the car. Six o'clock and as so often the case when you see prices like this. It's a wire-to-wire all the time. It absolutely Jack the early the early maltese. Congratulations the anybody. And the it was a handful of players that that early pick five adele marcel basically seventy five thousand dollars. Seventy four seven ninety four then. There was a pool of just under seven hundred thousand so great job and the pick four paid forty five hundred and then change forty five thirty nine so some people some people did okay and he actually had a twenty eight dollar winner for andy mathis in that anchor leg so too big prices and even the even the first Too short prices and then three difficult sources wire-to-wire winner in their opener. In fact that made special For baffert eight to one quality road philly velvet slippers. Wire-to-wire able to. That's where that's where the that's where prices can come and then later The rest of the the rest of that slate Tend to one winner and in the eighth star racer angelo takeoffs for balloon racing steve dietrich of veron ski gelding. Another twenty. two dollar winner. I it was it was. Yeah it was juicy and the nightcap lady'll product to bob hess for the fiery phillies at thirteen to one twenty six th so Saratoga not the not as as as lucrative with some of the smaller fields. That got slashed up by the off the turf action The interestingly was that allowance. Race that Four th raise the seven furlong group that the eclipse hard-spun colt a lower west who keeps forging forward catman wayne catalano. This actually maryland. Bred that bob matthew and kate boss bread and was stalking our last buck. Who i tried to. I tried to. I played our last buck. I thought maybe he could wire the field seven to one but below west Catches and goes on by and You had that the was the dui and that was the right call. Nobody really complained about that one This was that. Candy tycoon of Of fletcher's in the claiming race and there was a hatful of claims In that race In fact Candy tycoon ends up with cassie tanned. mo- gotcha got elevated to the victory twelve to one thirteen to one almost for Merkin can't marcy and mugabe gotcha moved.

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"bill mclean" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

06:38 min | 1 year ago

"bill mclean" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"From the hillsdale online courses earlier that week and tell them and communicate to them. Why our country so exceptional where these ideas come from. For example there is a hillsdale online course constitution to a one. The progressive rejection the founding and the rise of bureaucratic despotism to phenomenal one charlie f. o. R. hillsdale dot com right next to the great books wanna one ancient to medieval sign up. Teach your kids and if you are a student this will make you much more enlightened than going to most colleges across the country dr bill mclean everybody. Buckle up here we go charlie. What you've done is incredible here. Maybe charlie kirk is on the college campus to know. We are lucky to have charlie. Charlie cuts running the white house. I wanna thank joe. He's an incredible guy his spirit his love of this country's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organisations ever created a turning point usa embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries destroyed. Lives and we are going to fight for freedom campuses across the country. And that's why we are here. Hey everybody welcome to this episode. Charlie kirk show are part of this amazing series charlie. Or hillsdale dot com of the wonderful great american story. Land of hope a brought to you by dr mcclay. These episodes have been getting phenomenal feedback. Dr mcclay and i've really enjoyed them. And now we're kind of in the modern era and so. I'm looking forward to that and i just want to say again. Everyone you guys can follow along with these episodes. You can re listen to our other conversations while also taking the great american story. Course and i think you'll get a little bit more nuggets here and there by relisting to these episodes dr mcclay so good to see you now that we are in the modern era. I wanna talk about how the constitution has endured and kind of the assault on the american constitution. Kind of post woodrow wilson. And kinda start a little before that. Walk us through. Why this is so important for people who love the constitution recognizing realize yeah well and it is very important because really what's happened is The idea that of government Like anything else can be perfected by means of science. The scientific method you know. In the nineteenth century people were so thrilled by all the advances. That natural sciences had made that they thought. Hey why not apply. The scientific method social thanks so we have social science and and in the term political science is really related. Decided that there could be a science of government. Weaver wilson very strong believer in that and he really sort of invented the idea of public administration as a field of study that something entirely separate from elections campaigning. Making your case to the voters public debates that sort of thing instead experts could arrive at disinterested scientific knowledge of the best way of governing and then implement the hat and one of the things you see in the in the progressive era and some some of you out there will still be living with institutions like this the bit the idea of a city manager instead of mayor to take governance out of politics. Because you know all that coral and people getting down in the mud fighting over their respective interests which the founders so as being part of the game this is what politics is that people fight over there different points of view and they're different interest. That's natural everybody's gonna have different views different interest. What you wanna do and wrote the constitution tries to do is to provide a mechanism but we're ordering debates so that they aren't just you know bareknuckle fistfights every bombs knives but it's a but you can have some kind of resolution some kind of legitimacy well y- that all seem very wasteful to the progressives the you know what why why fool around with the political process when you can have an expert company and say. Hey this is the talking is over. This is the way it has been and to give them some credit here when you had Things like large large corporate entities such as railroads that had such a huge influence over so many people's lives and We're had to be regulated in some way Then you know the expert class had a little bit of claim we see this now with big tech. Us are very concerned about the tech. And i'm very wary about bringing in the government but also recognized. There have been times in the past when we've had to to protect call something a common carrier or a public utilities and regulated that way but anyway i'm getting off the the the point the point is that The expert class claims of expertise were supplanting the democratic process. And i think we are living with the results of that now that it's not clear to us especially this public health of panicked that we voted for the last year and a half. Our we yield our freedoms entirely to the man in the white coats jackets and the added difficulty that we don't always know that the men and women in the lab coats really know what they're talking about or whether they are using expertise as a veil behind which and they grab for power can take all of these things are in our minds and and by the way the earliest critics of the idea of expert rule were very much aware that that expertise can be used as a as a black box. All seeing the wizard of fox parable the end of the movie when the man pay no attention to the man behind that hurt..

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"bill mclean" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

07:38 min | 1 year ago

"bill mclean" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Welcome to our Happy birthday party, our 20th year on the air and welcome to the last show for some kids Summer vacation used to mean sitting around and watching a whole lot of TV and one of the things that kids around here used to watch was the brakeman Bill Show on Channel 11. Our resident historian Felix but now caught up with Bregman Bill who is still chugging along in his nineties. Felix is brought to us by Lake Washington windows and doors. Good morning, Felix. Morning Dew. Yeah, you know, I heard my brother yesterday morning There was a rumor spreading on social media. I'm not going to repeat it, but it inspired me right away to reach out to Bill McLean. Is better known to at least some portion of the Cairo audience as brakeman Bill, host of the Reagan Bill Show on Channel 11 for 20 years from 1955 to 1975, that audio we heard at the top was from the very last show the only one that was recorded, of course. On that show, he played cartoons. He drew funny sketches. He engaged in witty repartee with a certain black sock puppet named Crazy Donkey, who was voiced and operated by the energetic and imaginative warn Read. Now Bill's doing well, he'll be turning 94 in a few weeks. He's still married to Jean, his high school sweetheart. They met at Lincoln High School in Tacoma many years ago. Now breaking bill were overalls and a striped railroad hat on the set of the show, and he ran a model train called The Cartoon Special. Bill says he had very devoted fans and even in his street clothes, he'd get recognized. I still do. Everybody was, I'll get a double take or triple taken. It is familiar. Once the grave of his, aren't you? Paper bill. Yes. No one thing. My audience. A great deal of were, uh, let's keep kids came home from school, and there was nobody there. So they went through the TV on and there I was. Had the afternoon show the shape he had. The morning show, and I was Their surrogate parent. Yeah, You heard break when Bill mentioned JP patches who hosted a kids show on Cairo TV for 23 years Now that surrogate parent effect that bill described as something JP had experienced, too. There's something special about watching someone on local TV and then being able to see him in real life, too. I remember that in the seventies, it was very strange. It means a lot of love between the local host. And local fans. I was at the barbershop. Yeah. The yellow came between started crying. You don't realize how much you bet to be. Kids like me. We're so alone and all we had was you She bought by hair coat will have to pay for it. Uh, that was not unusual. I'll tell people you give big hugs it on and One of my, uh fans, ecological A bunch of loggers up inboard figured that one out frat houses at the universities had Brinkman build fancy clubs. Different era. When I spoke with Bill Yesterday, we had a wide ranging conversation about growing up in Tacoma during the Depression. You know, he had a train set on his TV show, but he was as a kid he was his family couldn't afford a train set as a kid. We talked about the history, the show the thousands of personal appearances he made over the years doing fundraisers for local Pittas and the live as he did for stuff like Bosco chocolate syrup or treetop apple juice. Also learned. Bill McLean did morning drive radio and sports casting in Ellensburg and then Yakima in the late forties and early fifties before moving back home to Tacoma to work in radio and TV at Channel 11 and Channel eleven's radio station. K T. N T. That's where he was working as a camera operator when he got the nod to take over the TV show after the original host, Guy named engineer Walt, played by Dave Richardson came down with polio. This was the mid 19 fifties after all. Now. The show with the railroad theme in the model trains was based on a similar show in Los Angeles. Now that led me to a specific question about the wardrobe. Do you still have the overalls and the hat somewhere? I do. When's the last time you put them on? I couldn't remember He was been So many years. I think the last one dedicated a locomotive five. Sure that was the last far off. You know, the last year off the T V shows more than 46 years ago, April 1st 1975 brakeman Bill blames that At least partially on someone You wouldn't suspect. Mr Rogers. I hate to say this. I thought Mr Rogers as a whip. He just came across the so soft. Not to knock him, but he was one of the guys that took me off the air. The imperious people decided that live entertainers like me, like most kids shows. We're selling bicycles. On the air of the kids that couldn't afford to buy. And they were selling breakfast cereals have brought their teeth on. And A toys, commercials that poor kids could afford. The butcher. Who is so they You pass an X four rule of the broadcasters. I could no longer do live commercials. That was the end of my show. Yeah, the thought was that guys like rape and Bill and JP patches. Anyone who had that kind of relationship with viewers had too much influence over young minds. You know when the When the surrogate parent promoted some toy or food product on your show, the kids in the audience just took it as a command to buy. So when those commercials went away because of changes not to the law, but to the National Association of Broadcasters Code, which was very powerful in 1973, and that was a change of people like Mr Rogers and Action for Children's television had called for since the early seventies that revenue that support the programs went away too. So breaking Bill hung on for a few more years. JP hang hung on for a few more years beyond that, so so he's still going strong at 93 brakeman Bill is no wimp, that's for sure. But his wife Jean McClain, did let me in. Little secret. You know, you're lucky that you called him because I had him out in the yard working and he hates yard work. I I had to do the yard work and he got away with not doing it so So I mean, they're both in their nineties. They both sound really vigorously live on their own. They're you know, they're doing their yard work outside. These are people who have somehow found the secret of the magical secret of of long term health. So, um Warren read a voice in the arm or crazy Donkey passed away. Back in 1986. He was really sort of the the wacky, crazy center of the show. The energy between those two guys is what made the show work. You know, we're not likely to see local kids shows on TV ever against because of those rules because of just the dynamics, the economics of it. The most recent attempt was in the early nineties, when Bill McLean was promotions director channel 11 Help to show on the air called Ranger Charlie and Roscoe, Um, that did last A few years in the final co host was M. J. McDermott, who does the weather on Channel 13 these days, So I thought, Dave, you could do a kid show host, maybe on C Span like, Hey, kids. It's time to watch the select Committee on Benghazi again. And so it could be dressed up as chokepoint. The clown kind of providing that kind of antique comic relief. That's true, we could. We could turn this into a Children's show. We really good, I think. I mean, that's how I became. My my unhealthy obsession with local media began with shows like Brakeman Bill, and that's where you Got to get You Get them early, right, You get them. Hooked early, and then they viewers for life so well, I'll tell you my upset. I mean, I didn't grow up here with Bosco was the big thing on Children's shows. And I still have a jar of Moscow and my pantry. Wow. Is it vintage Bosco or recent Bosco? Oh, I I don't think my 1954 jar of Bosco would be, uh, wow, safe to eat now, but I do have a recent Moscow The form is not quite the same. But it is there any time I feel I need the Indulgence, and it was all because of the Children show I grew up with that's that's great that he's doing so well at the age of 94. I think I don't think it's any secret. I think yard work does keep you alive. I think you're right. And I hate yard work. So anyway, it's been nice knowing you, Dave. Now I'm always trying to help our promotions. People out, you know, trying to get them to embrace the whole history thing here in Seattle..

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"bill mclean" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

07:45 min | 1 year ago

"bill mclean" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"When you go out and get the top jockey pretty much toe right? And I think that's a big telephone. That was the best that I don't think it'll be great off. It's kind of a single on our early pick five. But that number four Irish declaration looks looks good over the number two asset. And the number 34 or five. So we were a 44 to 3 in that order, but the best bet on that four. Okay, but we none of the fourth race. There's an even money shot in this race number six. Honeymoon's over. Yeah, I think honeymoon's over. That was our top call. Here. We were too deep on our early pick five. Honeymoon's over even money. With Blaine, Right? And Kyle fray again. So again, top trainer top jockey combination there. Um, He's basically taking advantage of the conditions that he has run in the past for the $8000 claiming tag in the last two years. He's been way above that for the last, you know, year over year plus But, uh, you got claimed to starts back by Blaine, right? I think they're kind of just looking for a little preparation. Um, and looking for just kind of a pick me up for him. He hasn't won in his last three, and this will be a good spot for him to pick up that way and again, so He's taken advantage of the fact that he did run for 1000 in the past two years, which qualifies him for this race. He's protective spot. He's usually racing in the 25 to 40,000 range and doing well, actually, at that level, so even money I think he's dropping in here against some horses. That he outclasses and claiming is over. Looks good. I think the best value might come with a late run and very, very sharp number. 56 hand to, um, for Reed, France. He's got him in great form right now. Comes off a win for the $8000 tag and then gets protected here. So I like that move that's confident and that the horse is doing well. So I was a six even money on the six and then if you want value, I think it's on the 5 12 the ones to tend to And then for third, I'd look for maybe another late runner. Um, number two cannonball coming, But we were just 65 alone on our exotic early early bet high, moving on to the fifth race. And we had a value play here for a first time Starter. Yeah, this race. It's we've got four. We've got another six horse field. And it's ah maidens. It's our top level meetings, and they just turned three years old. So it's our top level. Young maidens here and four out of the six have never run before, so you're kind of sorting through first time starters. And I think, uh, three of those were interesting. I think this is probably this is the I think this is the biggest vulnerable favorite of the day that number one. It's my house. It's 6 to 5 gets. Kyle has a top trainer but and ran second, beaten only length in his debut and then makes his second start today. But that race we have successfully been playing against that race and making a little money. Um, that race on November 7th was very slow for the level and has not really produced anything out of it. So he did. He did come out and run second in that race. He has a couple good workouts, but it's 6 to 5. He is definitely a week favorite in my opinion, so I was looking for any kind of a first time starter with a little bit of spark, and I think there's a couple of them in there. The top one being number four. Hey, mate at 6 to 1 for Bill McClane, He's a Kentucky bred out of a fire McLean's music who hit well 18% with his first time starters. And Bill McLean does very well 18% with his first time starters as well. He's got some sneaky, good workout. This trainer never works his horses out fast. He does a lot of six furlong type work. Just slow, steady and that last five on the last six furlong work on Hey, mate really pointed him out that 1 14 and four I think really sets him up here. Ondas kind of a sneaky good work, so 61 definitely like teammate. My second call was another first timer. Bogeyman 92 for Blaine, Right, and Catalina Martinez hopping in the battle. There's definitely a few good works there. And definitely good connections. And then if I was going to go, I'd actually throw a 3rd 1st time Starter Number two Command flip sergeant Major for Ed Motor in the last two workouts. There are definitely better than Ed Motor typically shows he's got up the hot writing on Feel Espinosa on and If I was going to go with either of the two experienced horses again, I'd still leave out the low odds favorite on the rail and maybe go with the speedy meant me and Bubba me, Bubba T number five, So I was a four. I mean, I think this race is nobody's run before, but I still had a value placed 6 to 1. On that four came eight. Then we were three bogeyman. I'll use the five meet bubble tea with a little bit of speed. And then the other first time starter command command Sergeant Major, and I was just going to make a statement and go for deep without using the favorite T O End our pick five and pick four. All right, moving on to the six ways today at Golden Gate Fields and I have a little best bet here on number six are bold prints. You are bold prints. It's digging inside the numbers there. You know, you look through his race career, and he's one for 17, which isn't that's not a great record. The starter allowance levels I, really typically the winning profile is recent maiden winner and lightly raced is what what usually wins this type of level. It's a 50,000 star allowance level. But we're looking at one for 17 Honorable Prince. However, he's been kind of wasted at different distances and different surfaces, so he's never hit the board on on dirt, so sometimes over the summer, they've raised him at Pleasanton, and he has a couple races there never hit the board there, and he's also never hit the board and his two tries on turf, so right there You know, and then also the distance. They've also stretched him out a few times. He's run. Well, he's run well, but never really done anything there either. So if you just look back at his synthetic sprints, your golden gate He actually has run very well. And the other thing he does really well is second off the layoff. So the last two times he did this pattern where he had a little bit of a preparation. Where he kind of runs well, but hey, moves way up on that second start, and that's what he's doing Today. He took in November 2 January break. He ran against the field of really salty horses at 20,000 last time Torpedo away is one like about five races over this track in the same 20,000 range. And like I said the cannonball coming earlier in the day, he was second in that race. Horrible Prince was a good third. He was in that race until deep stretch when the race got blown open by torpedo away, finished third, beaten, only 2.5. It's protected again. Here, I think steps way up and runs a better race today. And so it's six at the V 8 to 5 Morning line favorite. I think he's the horse to beat and the kind of the best horse to move forward in this one. And the only other horse we're going to use on the late pick four and pick five was the number five night gig at 2 to 1 for his ego to my own Kyle. Uh, he'll be making his fourth start here over a sprint distance. I'm gonna throw out the last turf effort on him..

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Massive wildfires are scorching California

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05:11 min | 4 years ago

Massive wildfires are scorching California

"News steps up to defend its White House. Bureau colleagues, his payback for Obama era As a member of. The White House. Press, pool FOX stands firmly with CNN on this issue of access. It's coming up after this My from NPR news in Washington I'm Janine Herbst in northern California the. Massive wildfire around reading continues to burn Sonia Hudson from member, station k. q. e., d. visited an evacuation zone for the car fire earlier today I've been driving around in evacuation zone near, reading and in that area the car fires burned entire hillsides landscapes completely blackened ashes flying. Around like snow. Flurries also in that area there's a, lot of homes that. Have been completely burned to the ground by the fire they're. Totally flattened there's lots of melted and twisted metal but the fires burn so randomly one house. On a street could be totally fine and the other could. Be totally burned to the ground and tens. Of thousands have been evacuated many are wondering when they'll be able to go home. Spokesman Chris Harvey says it could be, a while your safety and the safety of the fire in law enforcement cruise is number one and in order to ensure that safety we. Have to. Make sure all the roads continue to be closed and. Open only to law enforce And fire traffic. And that means that you're you're. Not likely to be allowed to go home anytime soon the fire is still only five percent contained jury secretary Steve Mnuchin says the economy. Will continue to see strong growth for the next several years, of you contrary to, many economists and here's Mary Kennedy reports figures released Friday show the economy grew four point one percent in, the second quarter the latest growth rate is the highest one in nearly four years and. On Fox News. Sunday Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said to, expect more of the. Same we can only project a couple of years in the. Future but I think we're well on this path for several years he predicted four or five. Years of sustained three percent growth many economists are sceptical that. Current rates will continue though Federal Reserve officials. Told congress this month that they project GDP growth rates of under three percent next. Year and lower in twenty twenty and, the ongoing trade fight also has the potential to limit growth merit Kennedy NPR news Washington Dave before Zimbabwe holds historic, elections longtime former ruler Robert Mugabe gave a surprise press conference. At his mansion today supporting the opposition and fears ater Peralta. Has more Mugabe's sits on a green office chair in Zibo in the middle of his vast estate he's been here since the military forced him to resign in November and he lets it. Be known that he will not be voting for Emmerson Mnangagwa who staged what, he calls, a, coup, I That means Mugabe the. Man who ran the ruling party for almost four decades will be voting for the opposition Mugabe who violently squash. Dissent says he now hopes that Zimbabweans will be able to. Return to quote constitutionality people he says should be able to. Vote freely and fairly NPR news Herati and you're listening to NPR, news from Washington from news I'm Jeremy Siegel fire crews from across the state continued. To battle the massive, car, fire in. Shasta county the blazes scorched, more than eighty nine thousand acres killed five people and destroyed. More than five hundred buildings officials say the blaze is just five percent contained Danielle Vinton reports meteorologists are warning. Conditions could intensify later this afternoon on Saturday the layer of smoke, over the fire was so thick at shaded the fire from the sun cooling the ground and actually producing the intense and. Unpredictable Fire behavior but at a briefing this morning Alex, Huynh fire meteorologist for the car fire warned that clearer skies today could spell trouble Potential bird Asian Heard more Hoon's worried the fire could become what's known as, plume dominated meaning the power of the fire would be greater than the power of, the winds making it very hard to know how the fire. Will behave fire meteorologist will be monitoring the blaze throughout the day to advise crews as needed. In reading I'm Daniel. Vinton news the car fighter isn't the only wildfire burning. In California, in fact there are seventeen blazes across. The state Cal, fire spokesman Scott McLean says the agencies had to dole out more than a hundred fourteen million dollars on resources in the past month and with fire season coming early this year McLean says he expects those numbers. To rise it's gonna. Be expensive, I mean there's gonna be a significant cost involved just because of the activity we've been. Dealing with as far as these fires I mean like two months early The. Size of the amount of them. There's gonna, be, a big Bill McLean says well the amount of. Money Cal fire spending is large they do..

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