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Suzanne Simard: How Do Trees Collaborate?
"The Ted Radio hour from NPR. I'm a new. And for most kids around the country school is officially out of session, but unlike other summers, many kids and teens are stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic and so today. We've got an episode for everyone kids, adults, parents teams. You are all invited on this journey because we've invited a certain dad back on the show to share the coolest things. He's learned over the years here on the Ted. Radio Hour topics blow the minds of young and old and A. Mystery guest host. Can you please introduce yourself? It's the Ted Radio Segment. Is Hello. allthough guy well back, thank you. Okay, so guy, not only were you the host of this show until you so graciously handed over the reins to me, but you are also the host of rather popular podcast for kids right? Yeah, it's called. Wow, on the world. It's a journey through real scientific research sounds a little weird, but it's like a cartoon for the ear where me and my co host Mindy Thomas go on journeys into space and back in time and underwater and everywhere in between searching for incredible scientific discoveries, and it's this awful wonderful experience for us, and hopefully for the kids who listen to the show well, that includes my kids and we figured since. Since you and I are both home with our children this summer. We thought it'd be the perfect person to come on and curate a special summer show for the entire. Ted Radio Hour family and you have so kindly brought four of your favorite segments that you did the years. How did you even begin to choose which segments you were going to bring us? Well? I think like you probably experienced MINU, their lot of Ted talks that my kids love, and on a really inspired by, and there are some that you know of course are sort of over their heads right but I really want to bring segments that spoke to curiosity and. The sort of off that kids naturally have about the world, and so that's how we kind of came up with this. This collection and I will say I did feel that way about the first segment that you brought to us? This one is called. How do trees collaborate? Tell us about it. I love the segment so much So, basically, scientists for basically forever thought the trees competed against each other for resources right for for water and son. And nutrients and they figured that the tallest trees in the forest were the strongest trees right and make sense might but Suzanne Simard. The scientists that were about to hear from she totally changed the way that scientists now think about trees because it turns out, they don't compete at all. In fact, trees collaborate. They work together through this this mysterious underground superhighway there is an entire communication network happening under our feet. Let's listen. Forest. Ecologist Suzanne Simard had a hunch. Yes, that's right. That trees. Could Talk. Imagine like when you're walking through the forest you. Might you hear the crunching of the? Twigs under your feet in the rustling of the. But she thought. What if there's more going on because big chattering? Going on that we can't hear. that. They're attuned to each other. Now at the time. A team of scientists in England were wrapping up an experiment where they'd grown in the laboratory. These pine seedlings together in little route boxes that you could see through. And the scientists took two of these pine seedlings, these baby trees that were in the same box in the same dirt, and then they exposed one of these seedlings to a radioactive carbon dioxide, gas Kurban fourteen radioactive carbon, and what they found was that some of that radioactive gas, the carbon fourteen made its way into the second ceiling. You can visualize you could see. And so from this experiment it seemed that somehow these two plants in the same dirt. Or connected and I thought. Wow, maybe this is what's going on in my forest. Maybe Suzanne, smart thought, maybe all the trees in a forest or connected. In a kind of network. Lake are. or transportation system our social networks, and maybe she thought all of this was happening underground. When we walked through the forest. What we see as human beings, we just see these beautiful trees growing out of the ground, but we don't see that they're actually completely linked underground in this superhighway. So Suzanne decided to prove this underground network existed. She devised an experiment using some of the same radioactive gas. Geiger counter to measure it and a patch of Birch and for trees.
What it means to defund police
"Conversation that we're having in this country right now about systemic economic racism. Turns today on three words, De Fund, the police. In Minneapolis where George Floyd was killed by police. A Super Majority of the city council there says it wants to dismantle its police force, and in part because that defined the police has become kind of a catch phrase for a really complicated problem, so marketplace's Kimberly. Adams spent her day today, talking to people about what it might mean, concepts like defunding or dismantling or even abolishing the police are a bit more nuance to then may come across a protest. Chant Christy Lopez is co director of the innovative policing program at Georgetown Law and used to work at the Department of Justice Investigating police departments. She says when people talk about defunding police. It doesn't mean that you route budgets for public safety. It may mean that you decrease. Get rid of the police department per se, but you might still have something like an office of public safety. So, what would it do? Ron Surpass spent thirty years in law. Enforcement Police chief in New Orleans in Nashville, chief of the Washington State Patrol, and in all that time about ninety percent of all the police department calls that I've looked at in my life. have nothing to do with a major uniform crime. Crime has nothing to do right murder robbery burglary assault theft auto, nothing surpass now teaches at Loyola University in New Orleans. He says cop spend most of their time. Responding to auto accidents, noise complaints, lots of calls about people dealing with substance abuse. And when someone is having a mental health crisis, we often are sending out the police. Sue Abdur Holden runs the Minnesota branch of the National Alliance on mental illness she. She says the state has mobile mental health crisis teams that can respond. Unfortunately, they're not fully funded so that they can respond twenty four seven to every call that comes in which means the police legally have to says Jim Birch President of the National Police Foundation. The bottom line is who else would you call on a Saturday afternoon or in the middle of the night on a Friday night to come and respond. Respond to help address a dispute or disagreement. There literally is no one else to
Wanda Walgood, Wandering Witch
"WANDA WALL. Good wandering once upon a time in a weird would there was a witch who went by Wanda Wall. Good she wasn't the old kind of which you picture. You know the ones. I'll and wrinkles and moles and a head full of stray cats for hair. No Wanda was a young witch with just the standard amount of warts and wrinkles and moles though. Her hair was rather mousy and a stray cat. Probably did get more brushing Wanda Wall. Good was a wild which which meant that. She was never much for her reading and writing. She shunned her spell books and shirked her studies. She lagged each lesson and lamented learning. Like she'd lost a love. She was a wonderful witch in many ways always eager to search for a Birch bore or peruse upon until she was muddier than a worm on vacation but studying. It wasn't her cup of tea exit. She didn't even like t reading was fine but she'd rather be on vacation with the worms. If she was being honest this upset her terribly. They were raising her. As per habitual which e tradition their names were biscuits and towed though they were always together so it didn't much matter which which was which high viscous and towed now they were the kind of which is you picture. One was long and lean with more words. A friendly frog farmer. She had hair. That looked like a broom and road on a broom that looked like hair always billowing in the breeze. The other was burly as a brown bear though basically bald. She sported a star spangled shawl and spectacular spectacles ECLECTIC. We selected from ethical. Select ables behind them. She blinked blindly with Badische Browse. They were wonderful witches and Wanda Wall. Good loved them very much. Even though ever since she had turned ten they were all over her like nude is in potion. Who Want. When will you start studying high biscuits said one morning? Well to be honest. She said it every morning but this morning was special. Even if Wanda didn't know it yet you can't just muck about in the mud like a maniac. Wanda looked to toad for support. But her aunt just smirked eyebrows arching like bent bowes. I'm afraid I agree with my sister said towed sipping a modeled Mug of Putrid Purple Potion. You're a wonderful witch but you could be a master caster with a little. Learning WANNA looked from one aunt to the other she knew this day would come but had hoped to allude. Its protrusion for a while yet. Do I really have to read? She said can't I just look at the pictures? That's the fun part anyway. Oh this is. All our fault really continued high biscuits. We've let you linger over long. No more though said towed. We found the perfect quest for you. Something that will get even your brain burning about books and slug slurps salty snacks Wanda muttered. No it's true said high viscous we've been reading some maps and comparing them to the lost text of Bobbin the bright more like Bob it in the boring. We think we've located his loss. Library said toed holding up hand to stop. Wanda faked a snore. It recently apparently appeared in the center of a swamp. It'll take a wandering which to find it. Who even is Bob in the bright anyway? And why is his library so important? Oh we'll tell you.
Judge nixes bid to stop coal sales that Trump revived
"States a federal judge nixing a lawsuit from Washington and other states as well as environmental groups and American Indians that sought to revive an Obama era moratorium against government coal sales on public lands in the west the court says the trump administration is fixed it's fixed it's initial failure to consider environmental impacts as we continue on the combo afternoon news president trump says reopen the church's deeming houses of worship as the central A. B. C. news Washington correspondent Andy field has been on the story and the president says Andy of governors refused to allow churches synagogues and mosques to open he will over ride them and that is brought back a slew of reaction from not only our governor but many others does the president have that authority it doesn't appear he does have the authority however late this afternoon news justice department is already are threatening legal action against Illinois and other states saying with their governors overstep their bounds when it came to extending the stay at home orders so what he can do is get his Attorney General to file lawsuits and perhaps the fight this battle in court a good chords to say if I'm constitutional for governors to keep these churches close but there doesn't seem to be any inheritance already got the president tell states how they deal with the welfare of their own citizens what if the church doesn't want to open its doors would they be mandated to do we know I don't think the state approved sports part of the amendment of the constitution the better separation of church and state I don't think anyone can force the churches open I was interesting as a doctor Debra birch who is the head of its corona virus has forced the medical part of it got up today and and basically contradicted the president he said I you know but he demand restrictions open over the weekend and she said well you know there might be some churches and communities where there's a lot of cases of the cove it where would be smart to open the maybe next week or the week after so even though the president made this demand once again his own medical folks are kind of walking that back a little bit
USTA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline
"Yesterday Dr. Brian. Hey Line he is the chief medical officer for the Ncaa College Sports for our international audience. He's also the chief medical officer for the US Open and the USDA and has been since the early nineties. He is also a former college tennis player. So today's discussion is a lot about what it will take for sports to come back what we make of this closed-door scenario and then we talk specifically tennis. What are the unique challenges tennis bases and whether the twenty twenty? Us Open can happen. If so under what circumstances so Thought after a lot of speculation from lay people who was time we consulted someone who had real expertise so here does a great job is Dr Brian Halen. I I've seen you quoted a number of times and I feel like everyone has become an instant expert on sports science and And Virology these days. But I figured we've talked to a real expert and let's let's just start. Generally I mean what? What are you seeing out there? And what's going to be the biggest challenge for sports to restart I think the Two biggest challenges are really having surveillance. That's firmly in place and and really really good testing. So you can imagine and you know resocialised and you can't imagine re socializing in sport if you don't have both of those you know once we start opening up where no longer saying. We're just trying to flatten the curb or or were trying to really make certain. Our healthcare systems are not overwhelmed him so New York City which is a great example of that. The healthcare system were ninety percent of the hospital were devoted to taking care of patients who had colds and were in respiratory failure. We're now opening up. Doing procedures elective procedures. Insult going forward. If this is GonNa work you have to be able to test large segments of society and especially in sport and you have to do contact tracing and do what's right when there's a positive so it really does fundamentally rest on those two principles and you're just to be clear. You're talking about testing testing. And not just the temperature checks that's correct. And and it's two types of testing the indoor being you know even good advances and even in the last week so The rapid diagnostic testing shifting to what we may call point of care testing where you can even have on your your own kit in. And that's two of. That's going to be evolving in two ways. One is on looking for the virus particles so the PC artas to to see if you really are wait on infectious and even the serology testing if there wolves out properly and we really get good out. There's two ways to look at serology. One is to see if you have immunity but also when you first are infected with a virus your immune system kicks in right away. What's it's called? Gm and that may even evolve as as a screening tool for for seeing someone has accused effect infection so I think bolts are going to really advance in the next month and then were GonNa be strategies for how to work with teams without and you think testing is available and sufficient. I mean I don't know if you saw the UFC card that they held Saturday night and Florida. They went through. I think was twelve hundred tests for one. Sporting event and people eyebrows raised over that you think we have enough test to pull the saw. I think we're going to get there so so we had a a meeting. We meaning the chief medical officers of sport on so I was representing amateurs or Z. A. And then you had the chief medical officers of the NFL NBA Major League Baseball. H Own. We're all meeting with Dr Birch's office in the White House and we emphasize we said. We can't do this if we don't have adequate tests so you know the White House response is the usual response. Were were increasing them substantially but. I think what's happening in ups obscene. This happened as a least at university levels. They're either working with a hospital or university lab so they can take care of their whole campus but the private companies have have really been rubbing up as well and you know that's challenging and on on the one hand you WanNa make certain Dutch. You aren't testing for one segment of society while the rest of the state is still prioritizing test and they only have enough so but I I think the way the private companies and and and even with you know I just saw another. Fda approval reverse serology. Tusk come in our yesterday. So it is starting to substantially increase where. I think we're going to be moving into a different APP testing on we. We keep talking about the possibility of sports returning but I wonder how granular you get to what extent UC distinctions between sports and the benchmark for football is GONNA be much different than the benchmark for golf no absolutely so So so you know aside from the event Florida this past weekend so the PGA tour will be hosting event and in Texas the first week of June and on and they happen. You know a really cool without getting into too much detail but you know you. Essentially we have to create what's called an inner bubble and then you have outer bubbles out in the inner bubble was who would be really going to be around the athletes. So it's the athletes the core of athletics. Sam personnel the coaches. And you have to make sure that they're sort of walled off and really well-protected. I mean in these first early events like that you know when we look at the NCAA and the false or so ranges from cross country to And Soccer and field hockey and then of course. There's there is football insults. It's a little easier to imagine pulling off cross country than than it is onto to pull off off on but even across country meet the logistics of it are not straightforward and on. You know when you're starting off across country event. You're pretty close to a lot of people at the end. You're pretty close when you're trying to pay someone you know it's a The elbows are flying. And so you have to make sure that done might too and so we are actually getting a very granular levels. Were at the NCAA. We we have these committees that are our staff and members of committees working in conjunction with other. And we're developing basically all of the what if scenarios that we can think of and the other thing is we're building off of the core principles of resocialization document that we put together and were beginning very granular in terms of general guidance. For what needs to happen in a lock of what needs to happen in in the gym. What needs to happen. You know for showers and and you know the whole old idea of just kinda show up in the training room was actually sort of a choice for athletes to hang out. I mean it's going to be by appointment so it's really going to be staggered and I think it'll be easy in the first couple of phases but the tricky part is going to be when you start having contact
Drug Helps Coronavirus Patients Improve
"Be sent out a virus taskforce member Dr Debra birch will help decide which states in hospitals receive the drug room does severe which seems to help some coronavirus patients she's the person who's constantly reviewing the number is constantly reviewing the data Achillea donating a million and a half vials of the drug which doctors are using to help treat some of the sickest covert
Trump wants FDA to move ‘as quickly as they can’ on remdesivir coronavirus approval
"President trump said yesterday that the federal government will not be extending its corona virus social distancing guidelines once they expire to date and his son in law and adviser Jared Kushner particular by child July the country will be rocking again of third quarter kami the present also great news yesterday for the gilia drug round best of the year I want them to go as quickly as they can Stephen on Dr Han is been incredible at the FDA he's getting things done and record there's never been anything like it and yeah we want we want everything to be safe but we do we would like to see very quick approvals specially with things at work not even Dr Fauci's minutes skeptic of hardcore Quinn with the rosy pack has said that there have been incredible our results so using the therapeutic drug roundup severe which again is not to prevent an infection that's a vaccine this is a a therapeutic of like any viral with over the work any plan for you helps it helps to things it lessens the symptoms and speeds up the recovery if you do get it the president speak of recovery says he's expecting a big boon to the economy by next year I think next year is going to be an incredible year for our economy I think the fourth quarter is going to be really really good Kevin we were talking about that before you maybe will say something and we're gonna be in a transition quarter next quarter the third quarter and I think we'll do very very nicely there from an economic standpoint doctor thought yesterday was in the oval office meeting along with Dr birch and the president said told reporters in a White House meeting with governor dissenters this week that because he's been criticized for not acting earlier he said and I quote even professionals like him for me for saying this is no
‘It bothers me that this is still in the news cycle,’ Birx says of Trump’s disinfectant suggestion
"Dr Debra birch pushing back against criticism over president trump's remarks about disinfectants on CNN's state of the union the response coordinator of the coronavirus task force said the president understood disinfectants should not be used as treatment Burke says it troubles heard this story is being talked about days after trump's
Governors call out White House on dearth of coronavirus testing as protests grow
"It's a matter of tests and protest the political feelings regarding the corona virus outbreak in the U. S. being rubbed raw as governors deal with challenges in their states including protests ginned up in part by president trump White House correspondent Bob Costantini reports the president's tweets in support of protesters who want their states to end coronavirus restrictions is not lost on governor Jay Inslee of Washington who wasn't directly targeted in Philly on ABC's this week this is such as schizophrenia because the president basically is asking people please ignore Dr Fauci inductor birch please ignore my own guidelines that I set forth but taking questions at Sunday night's briefing the president sounding like the administration's guidelines in some places the governors are ready to go and other places they can't go yet and they will go they want to they have to have a safe I wanted to be safe polls from pew research center and NBC news Wall Street journal released over the weekend show nearly two thirds of Americans worry states may relax restrictions too soon his state had any restriction protest Saturday but head of the national governors association Larry Hogan on CNN's state of the union points out Maryland is still on an upward case trajectory and it's become repetitious in a way is a call for more tense grows from state leaders the administration I think is trying to ramp up testing but to try to push this off to say that the governors have plenty of testing and they should just get to work on testing so now we are doing our job is just absolutely false the latest testing news from the administration the threat of invoking government orders to produce more of the swabs on long sticks that are inserted into the nasal cavity what are in short supply we're preparing here's the defense production act to increase well production and one U. S. facility by over twenty million additional swaps per month the president also spoke of pushing textile makers to working protective masks and gowns as he said of the highest
Washington - WATCH Awards crown ‘Producers,’ ‘Time Stands Still’ as best of community theater
"The Washington area community theater honors were supposed to be held last night at the birch beer of course that event was canceled because of the pandemic but the watch awards a still revealed its winners online Helen Hayes awards are for professional theater and the watch awards are for community theater these are folks who don't ever get paid for your literally working your day job from nine to five or whatever and then driving straight to the theater until midnight production coordinator Jenna Ballard says Best Musical went to the producers by the little theatre of Alexandria while best play went to time stands still by the wrist and community players LTA has got the ability to put on the big shows like the producers Reston's time stand still the set was just really stunning overall dominion stage one the most with seven for last summer bluefish cove hopefully all of our companies will be able to come back and produce great theater when were able to gather again here are full chat on the B. two B. dot com Jason Fraley WTOP
Dr. Fauci gets beer named after him
"The it's federal a pretty guidelines heady for honor re opening for the nation's the economy top expert call for on three infectious phases diseases in phase one churches from a bottle restaurants here to a foamy and bars head could reopen that is where the road but to stardom everybody is taken has to Dr keep Anthony their space Fauci ensuring after seeing that we his continue likeness to do plastered six on things feet like socks maximum pastry physical distancing and other items in public spaces found she now has continuing a beer to avoid named large in his gatherings honor it is White produced House by coronavirus wild heaven task beer force in coordinator Atlanta Deborah it's Berke called says found phase cheese two spring has good it's news described for parents as a pale schools ale daycares with a and sigh camps berries can re open and an experimental it and then phase variety three of hops essentially meanwhile fellow returning medical pro to Dr our new Debra normal birch is which finding Burke that fame says includes in a time of a crisis lot of can hand be washing well infectious and in general she keeping is also your distance having a bottle had done Sager in her mag likeness ani Washington I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Dr. Fauci gets beer named after him
"As from the a bottle inches here to to reopen a foamy the economy head president that is where trump the road says to stardom the nations is taken entering Dr a new Anthony front Fauci in its after war seeing against his the corona likeness virus plastered on things opening like socks up pastry America and other again items the president's found she laying now has out a roadmap a beer for named governors in his honor to reopen it is produced their states by wild a heaven three beer phase in Atlanta approach that it's would called study found whether cheese easing spring up on restrictions it's described in each as a phase pale leads ale to a virus with a sigh resurgence berries and we are an experimental not opening variety all of hops at once meanwhile fellow medical pro but Dr one careful Debra birch step is finding at a time that fame in with a time phase of three crisis meaning can be a well return infectious to normalcy she the is guidelines also having suggested a bottle that had would done take in a month her likeness at the earliest I'm Oscar in wells some Gabriel areas he could be a lot longer in others it will be up to governors to make their own calls Sager made Ghani Washington
US surgeon general on the coronavirus crisis
"Me I am joined by the United States Surgeon General admiral Dr Jerome Adams adeno Adams welcome it's great to have you on the program thank you for all you have been doing great to talk with you again if you I I tell you the last time we talked about opioid out corona virus that hopefully one time we can talk about something that that's positive and it's going well in this country but I tell you we're in day nine of our fifteen days to stop the spread question to their credit many people in place of the following the guidelines they're hunkering down but what I want everyone to understand is that your two weeks away from being new York city two weeks ago in New York City had less than twenty cases and now they have an attack rate equivalent to Italy and that's why we need everyone to be taking aggressive steps and not waiting until we see more cases before they stepped inside to play at home thank you for that message general how is your health how's your family's health thank you for asking about that it's tough I've got three kids at home and I'm trying to keep my wife and kids from killing each other we're trying to stay busy one of the most important thing that help people live that being socially defense doesn't mean you have to be socially disengaged but they're going out and they're hiking extent six feet apart we're trying to keep a schedule around the house we're trying to do the things that that you need to do to stay mentally and physically healthy because we know the healthier you are the more resistance you will be to the complications of coronavirus excellent now I'm going to plunge into some of the new drug application technical stuff but as journalist I need to know and I think that the country needs to know before I do that a couple of quick process questions when I see you up in front and ambassador Berks and doctor patchy and cheered I never want to see all three of you together because I never want you to to get each other infected who is deciding who shows up when for the daily briefings well that's a great question and it's funny because we can't win when one of us is missing the the the media ask where's Dr Fauci where Dr Adam where's the after party but when we're all up there together everyone says we're not modeling good behavior it's important for people to know that the White House check all about her symptoms and for temperature before we come in and we are doctors we will definitely have them bathroom breaks that this weekend stay at home if we all feel that there is a concern but we decide based on the news of the day and what we think people need to vote for president last week we knew that there was a potential shortage of blood and we felt that I was the best messenger so I was up there telling America it's still safe to go out and give blood when we need to talk about medications and and back in the virus itself you want twenty thousand who is the number one person in the world the talk about the virus and so we pick and choose based on who that need but also to try to better practice social distancing sure the message on the blood drives the Nixon foundation of which I'm also the head will be running for as a response to your request that we do so because we have the facility and I hope everyone else in America now let me ask you about two things I spent two hours talking to retired PhD toxicologist who had that left big pharma two years ago on Saturday to trying get smart I know how much I don't know but it also occurred to me do you have a registry of recently retired toxicologists epidemiologists and and are you considering gathering them someplace remote from DC to get their collective wisdom on this absolutely believe you me I am getting emails texts phone calls every point linked in from from people calling all over the the country and all over the world Toni found she have that network of people he'd been doing it since back yeah before H. I. V. and so we are listening to people were trying to bring the best advice together we are really the conduits for that information please don't think America that it's just me and Dr Burke and Dr Fauci they're deciding everything is really taking the best medical information and Dr Burkett been really good at making sure every task force meeting start with a review of the latest scientific information now I have only one recommendation and it's on behalf of me and my friends in the media would you and doctor birch and doctor felt she run a seminar on clinical trials and safety testing both on the efficacy of the treatments on the long term impact of co interventions so that we are smart we're not very smart about this people are asking dumb questions all the time they need a couple hours education will somebody give it to us collectively I don't know if you've been listening in on our task force meeting do not you but that's exactly what we've been talking about trying to do moving forward is that it once we can get into a steady groove in the important people know that us going to female one level of activation which the president did earlier this week brings in new resource in every state of activated their emergency operations center at the request of the president and that's been freed us up to be able to do more of the educational thing that we would like to do for the community so the answer is yes we are looking at trying to figure out how to get the information out to the American people so they can make informed decisions and the president has said he's hopeful the medication will work we're hopeful it medication for work and big trial starting today in New York City but we also need to collect the data so it's trust but also make sure we gather the data to protect people and please people don't do not do not drink fish cleaner fish tank cleaner we are not out there telling people to get their stuff in a way that you can because it can be dangerous and poisonous to you particularly if it's not from a medical doctor or a pharmacy about us we hope to have more information in the next coming days and weeks about how things are going in New
"birch" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Coordinator Dr Debra birch explains why because we know there is virus spread before you develop symptoms and then we know that there's a large group we don't know the precise percent yet that actually is a symptomatic or has such mild cases but they continue to spread the virus vice president pence says the next two weeks are critical in slowing the rate of coronavirus cases this guidance for the next fifteen days that is what our experts say is the best opportunity we have to lower the infection rate over the entire course of the corona virus meanwhile a technicality is preventing the house from sending its corona virus stimulus bill the Senate but Bagnaia reports from Capitol Hill as Democrat Dick Durbin demanded swift action this question from Republican senator Jim Risch of Idaho I'm told that it's a speaker Pelosi has not sent the bill to the Senate yet is that your understanding I understand the bill has been said I don't mentoring programs press after closer examination the chair is unaware that the bills arrive well probably pretty tough for us to vote the bill it hasn't arrived yet debate centering around the timing of the vote given that technical glitch in the house and with house lawmakers out of town for their March recess by new Capitol Hill the trump administration says a foreign disinformation campaign is underway aiming to Stoke fear amid the corona virus pandemic three U. S. officials said Monday federal officials began confronting what they said was a deliberate effort by a foreign entity the so fear of a nationwide quarantine another down day on Wall Street as the Dow plunged two thousand nine hundred ninety seven points more on these stories at town hall dot com we thank the pain relief it's natural pain relief that works and pain relief that attacks the source of the pain that that's the experience of tens of thousands of Americans what to you really factor right now see the incredible video endorsements that really faxes are coming over to.
It’s dangerous for governments to claim the coronavirus outbreak is under control
"Two weeks ago risk communication experts Peter Sandman and Jody Lenard wrote that quote the most crucial and over do risk communication task for the next few days is to help people visualize their communities when keeping it out containment is no longer relevant we should have gotten that message by now those who closely follow public health like science magazine staff writer John Cohen have known it for a while the story begins on January eighth with the Wall Street journal story that tells us there's a new coronavirus that's when all of the reporters who cover infectious diseases went from there's something happening in China to there's something happening in China and I started communicating with Chinese scientists it became abundantly clear that the Chinese government was not allowing their scientists to speak openly that's not surprising I've reported in China for many years and I've often confronted that reality and I'm relieved that I don't face those obstacles here there has been a mandate to direct everything through the White House that doesn't mean people don't speak to journalists of course they do they just can't do it on the record you can't quote them and they're afraid of saying something that will get them in trouble the stock market tanks trump very clearly was concerned and then you start getting this robotic sort of messaging talking point number one here in Thailand by trump because of all we've done the risk to the American people remains very low and his V. P. the risk of infection to people in this country remains low that's true and then they tell us again and again talking point number two we have great professionals then there's talking point three we're closing the borders talking point for we've got vaccines and treatments in the works here overstating where they are in that pipeline we're getting this messaging of don't panic there's gonna be a vaccine they're gonna be treatments we don't know that we're working on it science is all about going from what's possible to what's probable but people want certainty how has the responsiveness of the government change Brooke you should also know that the national association of science writers put out a statement calling on the trump administration to allow government experts to speak freely you know the CDC made a testing kit that they sent out to public health laboratories when those laboratories started to test drive the kids a bunch of them said they don't work there's a problem with one of the chemical reactions here so I wanted to interview the same person the laboratory scientists and it looks like that was set up and then the timing of this with the pens group taking over I get an email back where the press person answers a couple of my questions but doesn't set up an interview I request again I want to speak to the scientist and they said no nothing in the end I figured it out I spoke to a lot of other people who could explain to me precisely why the CDC test had a problem but I didn't get that from the CDC and it's dangerous terrain I could make a mistake more easily because I'm not speaking to the horse's mouth I have a rule of thumb about being a journalist nobody owes me anything I'm grateful that people share their time with me but come on I work for a publication that's widely respected and widely read around the world don't you want your best person speaking with me to get your message out as accurately as possible it's baffling and it's counterproductive we do have to be concerned about the messaging and about the fear that we create with people that's real I get it but the notion that we got this one don't worry no problem here Hey how many times did trump say nobody's died from this yet and we all knew all of us who covered it we knew that was around the corner everyone who's reading it knew it was around the corner so people aren't simply getting messages from the government we're flooded with all sorts of messages but you know there's a whole debate about can this be contained and the experts I speak to are saying to me again and again look this is something that is gonna spread widely we may well see twenty thirty forty percent of the population it has been infected at some point we should do things to try to slow its spread but can we contain it chase it back into nature the people I speak to who are most in the know thanks Pandora's box has been opened figure out how to live with it if there isn't trust in government pronouncements does this create a situation where people will be prone even more to conspiracy theories also prone to dismissing it you just put your finger on it we have top government officials who were speaking accurately and openly Tony Fauci is a point person he's the head of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases Tony is credible Debbie birch yet another person appointed to head the task force with pants Bob Redfield heads the CDC these people of all worked together for years and years and they're credible people there many government voices sometimes saying very different things that's the problem their reaction to that problem is less formal this all down to one person with talking points what's really necessary is for the people in the government who don't know the details to stop telling us things like there will be a vaccine in one year stop it please that's not helpful don't send out messages the conflict with the science what happens if we get these mixed messages what's the ultimate consequence people lose trust in you and then when you really need to do something that you know it's gonna be painful they question it if you have a trusted government saying Hey we've got to shut down our football season the NFL's gonna shut down I mean I'm not saying that's going to happen but what if you have to go there what if you have to up the ante I mean remember what China did it shut down cities fifty million people were quarantined in who they province least could the US government do that probably not both but what if this were killing fifty percent of the people infected maybe we would go to these draconian measures right and you have to trust your government to do that this is serious stuff you know and we are very bad at gauging risk you know we have a law that you have to wear a seatbelt why do we need a law come on we all know seatbelts work but we have a lot because people wouldn't wear them otherwise they wouldn't wear motorcycle homes otherwise our perceptions of risk are screwy you know if you ask a scientist what's the case fatality rate of coronavirus you can get a lecture if you ask what's the range of fatality give you the range the ranges from point seven to eighteen percent to tolerance well what does that even mean what does that even mean we see all these different things and then you try to figure out what what's the average what usually happens if you look at the biggest database China and you look at wolf on the hardest hit place the case fatality rates like five point seven percent but Wuhan was overwhelmed they have they have people being sent away from hospitals waiting in line forever they couldn't diagnose quickly enough if you look outside of Wuhan at the rest of China it drops to point seven percent what that tells me is if you have really good health care you detect your infection early if you're under eighty years old and you don't have underlying heart disease diabetes hypertension your risk of dying is very low yeah it's less than one percent but it could be that were missing four times as many people as we are catching in terms of who's infected let's say just for the sake of argument instead of there being ninety thousand people in the world with confirmed cases today let's say there are a half million that changes completely the percent of people who've died right it goes way down right we probably have a good sense of how many people have died what we don't have a good sense of this how many people have been infected and that's how you calculate the case fatality rates so people who aren't scientists they get dizzy from all this broke they they do they like what just tell me the answer and unfortunately science rarely can give you a certain answer about things I can tell you there is an existing flu vaccine I'm certain about that and I'm certain that it offers about fifty percent protection this year I'm certain that if you get it you're lowering your risk of flu and going to make it easier to determine whether you have cove at nineteen I'm certain of those things what I'm not certain about it but you're gonna get affected by flu or were they gonna get infected by code nineteen and what's gonna happen to you I
"birch" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"But it was still him trying to to get something back right of his youth understanding proper grownup boundaries. Or or you know or I think he just like he only like. I think you know a lot of parents get kinda. They their kids reach a certain age and the parents just can't help but understand him in a new way. It's more like well. What happened to that? Wonderful eight year old that you know and and it it can. It can stay weird. He's going in this like well. What happened in my life He's taking it a little bit on a selfish. Jane's point of view. It's a very outlook that he's taken. Did you find your folks? Would they were the young when they had you know they weren't no oh well so so you didn't grow up with younger parent now known they were. They were parents but they were. They were friends too because they didn't talk to me like Google Right. Yeah yeah read. This book is what you think about it. Being engaged be you know you know. Educate your is your sense of them that That would ever went on in the seventies was some sort of like they were contracting after that. Like that. After that whatever they'd gone through in the sixties seventies or like all right. We did that. Let's bring the Kid Upright. I believe Yeah I. That's I mean. That's mainly yeah. Yeah I mean I definitely. I think that was the there was. They had been through so much and so much that there was a of horror that I buy the idea that I might have to go through some earth. That wasn't what they had done. Was Not for me yeah. I think that that happens to a lot of that generation given that you're not all them do what your parents did but that that sort of like following that that sixties trip of like just kind of do it man yeah do whatever and all that was not the I mean. Maybe if they had been younger when I when I came along I come earlier period. Like porn like seventy eight hundred seventy seven or something. It might have been different in some way. I got the more normal. They come to their senses after the insanity away a little bit are so radical outlook on things but I mean but in in a in a in a thoughtful way they can be reined in like what radical. Well I think you know like. I said they were incredible. Health nuts for for supplemental be pollens. Spirulina that you know but then you know ten years later. They're like we're doing for Chinese. So they kinda go over. So during the American beauty period are they is your dad managing you. Ese was still yeah. But I had I had a big agency. Yeah Teens I. I've been with a lot of different agents time. And Yeah but he yeah he was but he was never onset. Was You know he? He was working out at home. Yeah yeah real estate. He Dabbled hustles. I don't know I I was busy. I so what happens right after American beauty. Well you know it was Kinda like sit back and reach on the roller coaster ride honestly. There wasn't as many scripts as I had expected to be. Flooding. Sorry flooding through I and I I still to this day. Don't know that if that was because there simply weren't that many roles to follow a performance like up with At that time. And that's why when I shortly after The film came out that shortly after the film came out maybe four five months after the film came out I got I got the script for ghost world and it was. It was sent to me with the graphic novel as well so I read the script I then I read the graphic novel I was completely blown away. And I'm like this is my part this in part by part and nobody. Nobody wanted me to play that part. The director didn't play it right or they wanted somebody else. And they thought they thought of me as a as a Rebecca uh-huh and and for me that particular character did nothing for me and a Enid. Was Somebody that I felt that I could kind of. Maybe in some way hide behind and at least be able to portray her personality without having her personality your own life or unfortunately through playing her. She stuck with me for a while. Yes outlook became my outlook for a potentially a little too long really yeah disenchanted kind of Lawson can in confused in a way And I you know I I think part of that is so you know internal but at the same time I think. It's a reaction to Just like you know the being a young woman in that era. If you're pursuing a high profile career there only seems to be a couple of formulas sure to to to adapt to in order to reach that level and what it took those formulas. Were not so attractive to me and got cynical. I got yeah a little a little because you did if also I felt like maybe it was unfair that so many of my opinions had to be corrected or adjusted power. Something and so. That was stubborn. Time right but you. So the the implication was you didn't know better and that other people knew better. I think it's more like a countdown. Okay just do this and everything will be fine so that was the way. They framed it. It's like everyone's just like Oh don't just more of a pooh-pooh right. If there were still those formulas they that they were trying to those. Were the those were the ones and any any tr- trying to forge a new formula was something that needed to be corrected. Not Embrace right. What were the old formulas in your mind? I just you know Tall Skinny Alba type of thing. This is anything wrong with that and I'm not I'm not critiquing it. I'm like we okay but maybe I'm not going to grow a foot taller and stay the same way. So what can I do? It looks like you did a a couple of movies. In between American beauty and ghosts world that were it. Seemed like kind of trying. Different things out right actually right. After American beauty goes where was my next film and then after that if it took a while to come out. Oh is that how it works? It took a while to come out after ghosts world I was more experimental and I was trying things and I was. I was more like oh I don't care about the budget. Or WHO's like all the things where they only want to work with? Certain people and Blah Blah Blah show. I didn't care about any of that. I was like I was just going by the material. Yes so the sensibility of ghosts world. I mean because that is a pretty you know that I mean it was in experimental movie really. I think you know I read. I've read clouds for a long time. You know and I've interviewed that guys. Why is like? He's kind of a pain in the ass but he's all right. He cracks me up. Yeah he's not. Get through a conversation without having a stomach ache for the next day laughing to. He's an odd interesting self deprecating. Ever met but there's something about the nature of cows in an about You know those characters that really they. They changed your point of view for sure. I think they highlighted point of view that I may be already had but but but they put a spotlight on it. Allowed me to fully expand on it right right in in in. In retrospect you think that was destructive. No I had a blast making that film. I mean maybe just being you know. Afterwards maybe being turned into like You know having the personality not so dissimilar to Terry's themselves was maybe not ideal for an eighteen year old girl and I might have lost them friendships and stop guys from approaching me but maybe not as a good thing half and did you. Were you in Garwood. Friends ever very tight very tight. Yeah yeah well I mean. We're we're working like this she. I was just graduating high school. She's she was still in school so our time together wasn't much as maybe could have been the same age. I think she was fifteen. No Kidding fifteen. Sixteen but she. I know she had been something manny and Lo and Yeah but it was her first. I think you know. A Big Chunky bordering on adult role. Well it's so weird. There's people that I must. I mean I know it from my own life because when I look at the cast of some of the movies you've been in some people like you know had hard lives and some people aren't with US anymore. It's heavy man. I didn't realize that Renfro was in. I'm trying to remember who he wasn't. He was Josh. He had He he was like Kind of a side crush of needs. Oh yea character was not that you know. It wasn't featured that much but it was essential to the story in West. Who is like had trouble right? Yeah well I mean when I worked with West that hadn't I mean maybe there might have been beginnings of a guy that hadn't yet hadn't became what it what it did but when I was working with Renfro it was already in a shocking PLA- I found where he was at just in his life to be kind of shocking. It was the first time that it was it. Was that bad it was I had seen it. That bad right. I mean I had heard things about other people or right you know I also when I was a kid I could always tell the difference between the kids who wanted to be there and the kids didn't via that was always like ooh. That's you know but for him it was more like it was kind of a cautionary. I was like. Wow and also I was shocked that anybody had letting it had let it gotten to that point where I mean his his handler. That I don't know the state or insurance or something. Yeah had had him with was His was his provider. Yeah Yeah it's so weird. How those people find people they did. That is a shadow business. People that have those kind of problems. There's just these people that service them. He's incredibly vulnerable to just because he had no support network and dad come from very stress all really in place. Did you guys remain friends after that until he? You know honestly not not that much. Yeah we we. We didn't his situation scared me. I really thought it was a really sweet kid but there was something about his energy that I didn't WanNa do you. Were able to avoid that a little bit the back. Well yeah I mean I didn't. I never went off the deep end with anything I that's not. There was always certain journeys in life that I knew I just really didn't WanNa take and And so I mean I haven't been perfect angel but I None of the hard stuff right ever lose control right which is nice. Yeah good for you so after so now after ghost world I mean it seems like you work all a lot and like are you happy I you know I am because I had taken. You know like you said you know what is right. And that's that's fair but you know a lot of the stuff that I did didn't reach the right happens. All the time is of other of other things for different reasons but at a certain point in my life it'd be it became for me. I felt like the best thing that I could do. Just to keep growing evolving as as a as a person And you know try to hold this sanity was to get my education. You know After graduating high school my career was in such a place. That college wasn't even right. Yeah and but you know I really wanted to to educate myself so I I got my pre law degree and it's a four year program and I. I did it about three. Where a Kaplan which is a? It's like the Phoenix. It's the it's the better Phoenix Online. Its online gets a little bit of a bad rap. But I've spoken to teachers who have said it's It's actually harder than than away from the culture also older so heck no no the the the college party. Oh you know I I. I didn't feel like when you're that age you go to college for something other than North class people who really want it they really want like. WanNa work for for that and it was. I really enjoyed it. It was it was rigorous but I I very much enjoyed it and what it just brought me back to realizing that I- i- whereas whereas maybe I was open minded to a major life shift and Taking on a new career direction via.
Jon Burge and Chicago's Legacy of Police Torture
"A twenty two year old named John. Burge joined the police force in Chicago by the time. He was dismissed in nineteen ninety. Three he in some detectives under him at allegedly tortured more than one hundred people in the nineteen seventies eighties and early nineties. A friend of mine and I were doing a death Penalty case and as part of the motion. We produced a picture of the holding cell bench which was wooden at the time and the client had scratched out on a wooden oak bench. They're torturing me and that's why he gave a confession Mary. Jane classic is a Public Defender in Chicago. She's been an attorney since nineteen seventy-three. Were you seeing your clients who had been roughed up by the police absolutely absolutely I. It's time and it's a disgrace within the criminal justice system. It's been well documented the so called Burj Era Cetera. Like that We have pictures. We had everything. My office always filed multiple motions. Jon Burge and his detectives were known as the midnight crew or Burge's ass kickers federal prosecutors later alleged that the group tortured suspects by beating them suffocating. Them burning them and administering electric shocks. Jon Burge was white most of the suspects or black. A man named Shaheed mean who was incarcerated in an Illinois state. Prison leader testified. That burge held him for hours at police headquarters in Chicago in. Nineteen eighty-five pressuring him to confess. He said that Burge held a revolver against his head. Put one bullet in the cylinder spun it and then pulled the trigger. When it didn't fire burge pulled the trigger two more times. The man refused to confess in so burge pressed a plastic typewriter cover over his face until he became unconscious. Burge repeated the process two more times until the man did confess. Things had gotten so out of control that the Cook County Public Defender's office in Chicago route to the US Attorney General about this systematic torture of black male suspects in order to coerce them to make confessions they had badges and guns and they were very dangerous. There were people who spent twenty five thirty years in the penitentiary on charges that they confess to because they were being tortured and the torture all that much of the torture allegations led back to detective commander Jon Burge and his Group of detectives the full extent of John Burgess. Misconduct become public knowledge until later he was fired. In nineteen ninety-three the continued to collect a pension Cook County. Prosecutors conducted a lengthy investigation. But no one could be charged with torture. The statute of limitations had passed later. Birch was convicted on federal charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. He lied under oath denying that he tortured suspects in two thousand eleven. He was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in two thousand sixteen. This Chicago paid nearly five point. Five million dollars to fifty seven victims who've been tortured by Jon Burge and his so called midnight crew that was an addition to more than one hundred million dollars. The city of Chicago had already paid in reparations. Settlements in legal fees stemming from police abuse. Jon Burge died in Florida in two thousand eighteen back in the height of the Burj era in the Chicago. Police Department long before there were cell phone cameras. There was an African American TV news. Reporter named Brosse and Russ was doing his thing in the midst of all this and a lot of people forget that this is what was going on in the city in terms of the criminal justice system when Russ Ewing was going out and people were turning themselves. In to rush's ewing. He was right in the middle of all this. Grass Ewing showed the police and the people that someone was watching what was going on and filming as he put it. I just did the best I could with what I had.
The drought is over! Giants and A's make first trade in 16 years
"For the first time in twenty nine years the ETS and giants make a trade on the major league level right hander birch Smith acquired from the giants in exchange for cash considerations not much of a trade but it's still the first deal between the Asian giants since December fourth nineteen ninety when the A. A. said Darren Lewis to the A. giants of the course Lewis became a gold glove center
Georgia executes Donnie Lance for 1997 double murder
"News a Georgia man convicted of killing his ex wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago was put to death tonight becoming that states first inmate executed this year sixty six year old Donnie cleave when lance receive the lethal injection of the state prison in Jackson Georgia he was pronounced dead at nine OO five PM he had been sentenced to death for the killings of Sabrina enjoy lance and white birch wood junior the pair were killed back in nineteen ninety seven at woods home about sixty miles northeast of Atlanta lance had consistently said that he did not kill them earlier tonight the US Supreme Court denied defense requests to stop and blocked the execution and gave no explanation of its emailed statement for its
Sex assault suspect sought after Davis woman fights off attacker
"Authorities searching for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman and Davis incident happened just after midnight on birch lane
"birch" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Birch goal group has thousands of satisfied customers countless five star reviews an a plus rating birch goal group bridges the market this morning on Friday the Dow after the so the money attack we're down to one thirty three points the nasdaq off seventy one S. and P. down twenty three worldwide markets are down this morning the Japanese index was off almost two percent the Hong Kong index down one percent the England index down one percent the German index down one point seven percent but most of the bleeding in a current already in the United States so I would expect today will be a buying opportunity by the end of the day yes in P. though is in the red this morning down nineteen percent which of point six at nineteen point for two point six percent the nasdaq up sixty five which is three quarters of a percent the Dow down a hundred and seventy eight which is point six two percent people are spoke a little bit by all of the apocalyptic talk over in Iran today were having the obligatory mass crowds out personal money to terrorist teeming crowds chanting death to America now the president has doubled down he has also said Iran's cultural sites are on the list of targeting attacks and some of our left wing apologists to Peter's saying a war crime war crime it really there the left wing has never been more exposed as anti anti Iran as they have been in the last seventy two hours they're so wedded to their appeasement policies of the Obama years oil is about seventy dollars a share China has condemned the United States ever still money desktop Todd tapped I'll talk with Robert Kaplan about that later in the day Iraq's parliament in a show about led by the lame duck care taker Iranian backed speaker has demanded a raw mereka troops leave Iraq and that has no binding authority it's a show about for the benefit of their masters in Tehran just be clear nothing is changed but they are on notice no impeachment loans Wallace yesterday as Mike Pompeii a weather not impeachment had emboldened Iran the secretary of state responded kind of respect as some analysts suggest that the impeachment of president trump has emboldened enemies like Iran and North Korea to think that they can confront him do you think that as misguided as it may be that some of our enemies things that this president is more vulnerable because of the impeachment effort you should ask Mr so the money well of course you should Lindsey Graham on fox news with Maria Bartiromo and talking about the criticism from a sea of the strike cut number seventeen these troops are in the field at the direction the commander in chief of the support of the Congress we did not need consent congressional authorization to the van troops in the field in harm's way a city doesn't know anything about the law of armed conflict obviously every commander in chief has the right to defend our people on the battlefield it was clear to me that this was canceled stripe Mr civil money was planning additional attacks against American interests in a seems world I guess we're supposed to sit back and watch a bunch Americans get killed the bad guys we are not so bad guys Lindsey Graham is right the president did the right thing and I'll be right back on the New York show you're in the middle of a non stop action packed information the issue here is coming right back the following is not an actor but a real life story from Trinity debt management I had a lot of credit card debt and I couldn't pay my bills I was feeling so bad I got to the point where I needed some help so I reached out.
"birch" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Birch bark tells you see I'm I'm in a good mood this morning not only do we get to talk sports for eleven we had great NFL games yesterday is Texas defeat the box pats the NFL zombies containing to get it done defeating the bills and you end up having the forty Niners defeating the rams eliminating Shami vase rams from enough okay tension our our playoff contention but I'm happy because I've got Santa Claus coming to town here in in this week in the burns household but having a two year old and a seven week old I don't really have to do a whole lot of shopping and likely the letters you wrote the Santa Santa doesn't have to really come through in the clutch at this point tell sure your kids be a little bit older my gaze got some older kids y'all actually have to do some work yeah yeah yeah I'm gonna actually work here on this Christmas old well what's amazing to is this I don't know if you guys do the elf on a shelf stuff but that is and granted I I can you can you can imagine I'm not the one doing all these creative spots but it's on Instagram you have to constantly be one upping everybody else so my wife is god I'm like so wing it is moving well I mean listen listen Tauscher as people are driving to church this morning and have their kids in the car as they know it is not the parents that are removed I'm so the fascia tales pictures right of the elf like he's winging it doing all this different crazy stuff where the elf just like to get into some mysterious places and then we have to document again I have tried to figure that out for the longest time my question is like I don't know about the Santa thing but the fact of how every single year he delivers and the fact that elf on the shelf this just listen just moves around in the house I think it's fantastic part of the Christmas miracle so I want to start this elf on a shelf cal Ripken shows up every day.
"birch" Discussed on Almost 30 Podcast
"My life. That's a good way for me to stop and slow down. I would be talking to my friend. Ryan who I got really close with in him still very close with Ryan Birch my sweet Ryan, and I would be crying to her in the car because I had put on a certain amount of weight. You know, I don't wanna say numbers to trigger anyone, but I'd pertinent put on a certain amount of weight. I had no sex drive. I couldn't get out of bed. I was so depressed. Everything felt like such a so challenging it was like I didn't feel like I could be in my body. I didn't feel comfortable. In my body. I had such a sensitivity to any stimulants and coffee. I'm done. I'm done for the day. Couldn't couldn't get out of bed. If I had a sip of coffee. I'd have Nasha all day. I had weight gain in really weird areas to like my face was like insane. My face always like stays pretty pretty solved. I've always had a voice had pretty pretty chubby cheeks, but it was like crazy, and it was also around my arms and my back. I remember I'd be like and soul cycle classes trying to like work off this, you know, weight that I'd gain like oh my God. And I could feel my like body shaking like almost like it was like it was just the weirdest feeling like what does all this? Wait. I've never had this much before. And I just couldn't handle any sort of stressors like anything not would mess with me on at that time. I was like going through a lot of transition. So it was just fucking my world up. Thinking about it. Now, just so hard. I was talking to Ryan. And I was like, dude, I'm feeling all these things experts. And she's like, you know, thank God. I mean, she's like have you thought about getting a hormones check. And I'm like hormones like I've never thought about that. I've never and she started to talk about some of the symptoms that people often have when they get have adrenal fatigue or in. They have hormone issues, and I was like oh my God. Maybe maybe that's me. You know? Maybe maybe there is something, you know. And I'm I'm willing and excited to learn. And she was kind enough to connect me with her mazing mom,.
"birch" Discussed on The Morning Toast
"And he just kept saying I just want to get married on the side of the road. And when we get married on the side of the road. What road is it going to be and what are you going to wear and who from our families are going to be there, and how are people going to stand and what's going to do? I mean, like, even if you get married on the side of the road, you get married at Russian TV, Mike there's things to do. And like I was always doing things because I like to do things. I mean, the second the wedding ended. I didn't even know what to do with myself. Starting started making like spreadsheets of all the gifts. People got me in. Tracking. When the thank yous we're coming in my registered above. I just I have to always be doing stuff. And he always kept saying why you tinkering with this tinkering with that. And I'm like go away. Like, this is what I do. But then when we got there, and he like key felted so much too. And like that I think was one of the most special parts of me, especially when you said that and he walked on the island. He's like this is just as much for me as of he texted us the next day. Also. Yeah, he's really he's such a good guys the sweetest little angel. So cute question for you. We have some people who are interested Birch events, obviously incredible things and are you hiring? And what's the best way to go about getting a job at wow. Well, first of all, we're always looking for cool fun. Young people always. Might my hiring process is very different than most people's. I don't necessarily higher for talent. I hire based on personality. If you didn't get a job. I mean, it doesn't mean it didn't like you. Maybe the position wasn't available to them to sink. But the reality I don't want to know to think like I needed. By the way, the reality. He just didn't like just didn't get along with Novo. He just didn't want to be around you. That's what it is. This becomes a family. So you have to really get along with people. I mean, I don't know why any of the people that work with me work with me. I'd like shocked they're like now my blood. They still put up at me. But the reality is is that I like when people come in most of my team has interned by me for a substantial amount of time with no pay to experience a process, and the reason why I do that is strictly because I don't believe a lot of the people that want to go into this industry can really handle it. It's a very hard business. It's a very driven business. It's something that you have to always be emotionally prepared for because brides skit crazy and just a matter of it. The grooms get crazy. The parents get crazy all for different reasons. Some are financial some because they don't have the design because it can't envision and you have to be able to capture all that coddle it deal with it and still deal with the details of preparing for a wedding at the same time. Yeah. And I've also can I also say. That that's so true and Sarah who works for you on the day of my wedding. She was like the person on the band because she knew that. I the ban was the only thing that's a little bit where they and we did our first look in the rain. And when I came we like, we're touching up, and she's like I used to do hair. Let me help you. And I'm like, okay. So you used to work in music, you used to do hair. Like, what don't you do? But like now, you do events, and it's like to your point is you're not hiring based on skill set your hiring based on personality. Oh, and she just happens to be like a triple threat, and can literally do everything it's what you get like the reality is Sarah came aboard. She did the same thing. Everyone else. Does she turn by forever? She had everyone in the country. Call me to make sure I hired her afterwards. Just really harassing. But it worked clearly she's really into it to like she was able to do a bunch of things, and she was also kind of within the industry..
"birch" Discussed on The Morning Toast
"We'll be right back from Josh with Josh from Birch Evans design, and we will be asking him all of your logistical related questions about the affair the affair to remember will C soon. Welcome back to the Morning Post wedding extravaganza. We are now joined by Josh emerge events designs, your one name wonder, do you know for so long that we were working together? I didn't know your last name, and I didn't need to just Josh even in my phone. Even my sisters Olivia autrey. Claudia ashtray, and you're just jealous really everybody from Birch is like Josh Birch Alana Birch Sarah like, you guys don't have last names. And then like in the beginning when I was working with the people from Birch. And like Alana who was my day of person like Messa Di MI on Instagram, and like had absolutely no clue who she was like her last name funny. Go is this like I thought it was just a random person. And then like I do in together, but she will all be will forever. Be saved in my phone rich last name, that's cruzi birches kind of been our identity now. I mean, even my kids call themselves. Birch they want to change the name legally they shit. That's what you are. Josh word. How about you ever met his kids? No. But I've heard you talk about them. You love them. Love them. And they're like mini. Claudia Jackie's in the making swear to God. He gets the most outrageous thing I've ever seen. They have so much spunk in so much like pizzazz and opinion and attitude, and I was like you have to, cultivate, that because these kids are going to be like some some. Those were being them. What you said you like you need to, cultivate, this. I'm like you, cultivate. Cultivates this woman special great. Well, we're so excited to have you on the show because you did Olivia's wedding is incredible. We have some photos that we are going to show up on the stream, but kind of want take it back to the beginning because you also designed Claudia's wedding beautiful how we knew us through Claudius. So how did you in? Claudia sync up. I think one of my friends. Well, actually, it was my partner. Caroline. She was amazing. She called me up. She says girl with no jobs getting married. We should do our wedding. And I'm like who's girl with no job? Sorry, quote, here we love you. We very well. But at the time, it's just like girl. No job and cheese. She's like what's wrong with you. And I was like, I guess everything. So I jumped in looked at it. And she's like, we should do this. We'll get along. So well, a personalities mash rich, you know, sure, we'll discuss that's part of the process. Right. Try and then we linked up someone reach out to Claudia qualities like sure I'll give you a shot. Let's meet we met and became besties. I hope. Yes. So it was that. And that was before we were on a panel together. That was right. Was it right before we wanna pray before? Like, it was just. Sarah, put us on the panel in Sarah is like behind the scenes over here, and she is like Josh's right hand. And she was my right hand on the day of and she's like everything. But Josh, and I were on a panel together. It was like an entrepreneurship leadership unleash onto. Yes. And he was like nice to meet you. I'm doing your sister's wedding. I'm like, oh my God. That's so cool. And then like at a follow up meeting them other to leader. I was like hi there camel together. And I barely remembered that was such a blur to me because I like public thing, and I was just like this the whole time. And I was like I want to get it over with and everybody there was so powerful. And I was like I'm just like this little guy does core. And now, you're a seasoned pro up here on the tone to me. Okay. So let's talk about the decoy for your wedding is so beautiful. What was the inspiration behind it? How did you guys come to this design motif?.
"birch" Discussed on KQED Radio
"At the holidays, we buy things we don't typically buy because we're shopping for others, but retailers are still collecting data off those one time purchases. The genius is known what to do with it that Susie Ross a retail advisor at Accenture. She says customers can face the usual onslaught in their inboxes bombarding them with an Email with a discount or promotion, Zolt Katana business. Professor at UC Berkley says that can be effective. But only if the person at the shopper is interested, and that usually is not the case for for one time shoppers. The trick says Jeffrey Gallic marketing professor at Carnegie Mellon University is for retailers to figure out what we buy for ourselves. And what we buy for other people. How does Amazon know if that is a gift that's going to someone else and shouldn't be integrated into the recommendation systems. They use for me, or is it actually a product that I'm buying for myself initiative update their algorithms, but even if we're one time customers retailers can still make money off of us Gallic says they can sell our data to aggregate, IRS and other retailers who combine it with existing data on us, and this just adds to that pool of information that they have making it even richer. They can then go on to resell it to somebody else and that data can find its way back to us the promotions. I'm Eric Harris for marketplace. Even if it feels like black Friday, it is still technically thanksgiving. So let's talk about food for a bit. We'll get to the Turkey in a moment. But I'll start with a side dish North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the country. Almost three quarters of the nation's fresh sweet potatoes are grown. They're the ones you might use in dishes like my grandma's pie or my cousin Laura's casserole, but hurricane Florence did. A number on this year's crop. And the farmers who produced it. Marketplace's Andy Euler traveled to phase in North Carolina. And has this report Birch farms is one of the largest vegetable growers in North Carolina covers about eight thousand acres in the southeastern part of the state the farms patriarch Jimmy Birch is busy rattling off what they grow. Here. Collars, KO cabbage, darnold rutabagas beach. And then we do a lot of data. That's our business when hurricane Florence came through in September. Birch says his farm got twenty six inches. Rain in four days. Washington Atlantic Ocean. Time before value might get back. I didn't know the full extent of his loss until he began digging sweet potatoes out of the ground a couple of weeks ago. He ended up losing a third of his crop. He said it kicked his as well. It was bad very bad about ninety five percent of the sweet potatoes in North Carolina were in the ground when hurricane Florence hit. According to Larry Wooten, he's president of the North Carolina farm bureau. He says the sweet potato crop took a twenty to forty percent loss because of Florence and while there should be enough for the holidays supply may be a bit sparse next year. Many people say that will farmers have crop insurance on these crops. You do on some of these major commodities like corn? Soybeans cotton. But you don't have it on sweet potatoes. Jimmy, Birch says even before the storm things weren't looking good for farmers like him escalating labor costs and competition from overseas have squeezed margins for years bombers, really great people overall. We're done breed. And there's nobody came along tiger applause. I now is gonna feed this world afterward in order to keep up with population growth, the United Nations estimates that worldwide production will need to double by twenty fifty in phase in North Carolina. I'm dealer for marketplace. And with many people off where the holiday it's a good day. If you're a company with bad news today. Tesla announced it was cutting the price of a couple of its models in China effectively eating some of the tariffs China imposed in the ongoing trade war with the US. And the Wall Street Journal reported that apple plans to discount its newest iphone in Japan, reacting to a tepid response from consumers luckily for both companies US markets are closed today. But we'll have numbers for you. Anyway. All this week. We've been hearing from people about their cool jobs how to get the job and what it's like to do it for the latest in our series. How to be a blank we spoke to Shannon O'Connor. She's done animation for the Simpsons futurama and lots of other projects, but she got her start when an animator discovered her doing airbrush art at a theme park, and she turned his letter of recommendation into a job as a production assistant for the movie Space Jam I'll let her tell the rest of the story. I met a bunch of people there, and they helped me learn how to do what they call character in betweens, which is all the drawings that go in between like, whoa. Who does that the person who does that? I just went home every single night, and I practice after my job, and I showed it to my boss, and I just kind of talked my way into. A job as an artist by the end of the movie. I got to draw the looney tunes and mostly I decided a desk and thought it was the coolest thing ever that. I was getting paid to do.
"birch" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It was the founder of birch talking to for and birch was saying hey can i help you and i was saying yeah can you send me some of your carbon i was so excited i ran from plot to plot and i checked all eighty replicates the evidence was clear paper birch and other for ruin a lively two way conversation it turns out at that time of the year in the summer that birch was sending more carbon defer than for sending back to birch especially when the was shaded and then later experiments we found the opposite the firm was sending more carbon to than birch was sending defer this was because the firm is still growing while the birch was leafless so it turns out the two species were interdependent like yin and yang and at that moment everything came into focus for me i knew i'd found something big something that would change the way we look at how trees interacting for us from not just competitors but tha cooperators now you have to understand that suzanne's discovery was pretty revolutionary because up until this point most ecologists believe that trees competed against each other that that the world was like a darwinian struggle with winners and losers yeah you know that they're competing for light water and nutrients and that the strongest trees were the ones that grew tall the ones that dominated the canopy and took all the resources it was like oh i'm going to get what i want and don't care what my neighbor needs but suzanne's experiments showed that something else was true they're actually sending messages back and forth the balances the resource distribution among the community in other words trees are just connected they're actually sharing resources with each other so what we found in the she if one tree had a lot of of water in a lot of nitrogen how high photosynthetic rate and if one tree is sick than the neighboring tree you shuttles more of those nutrients to that suffering tree and when you say communicate you do they actually communicate like the warning belly a fire or invasive species or something yes so if one tree gets damaged by mountain pine beetle the injured seedling will up its defense enzymes and then the receiving tree will then increase its defense enzymes because it knows now that there is some kind of damaging agent around how so how are they are they doing this a cowardly communicating through through underground network so they're physically connected by these microscopic fungi mushrooms yes you're right we call them high she or my caelian in fact if you were to peel back the surface of the forest where you'll see the fungi that are linking these trees together they're very visible and it's these white and yellow different colored threads that are they look like you know sewing threads but their fungal threads and they're criss crossed and going off in multiple directions and they work together to create a very a very complex web and their cousin communication between all the trees so this network is called the mica rizal network and suzanne wanted to see how intricate it actually was so she built a map massive interconnected map where each tree represents a circle laura node the biggest darcus nodes we call those hub trees or more fondly mother trees because it turns out that those hub trees nurture their young the ones growing in the.
"birch" Discussed on The Crypto Street Podcast
"So i was like okay well i guess this lump on my chest is breast cancer so there's that you go male breast cancer to wally kind of right yeah i guess it is a thing like i didn't even know it was a thing right and i'm looking at of course you know but lump on chess you know what i just think it's a heat thing her but it's like oh yeah male breast cancer approximately one percent of the male population will get it and it's like oh this is good to see google and actually went the issue for sure and that we'll percent you know hopefully fuck me right yeah gosh anyway a very interesting tidbit birch about the whiskey yeah it's a good way to kick it off i usually talk whiskey on wednesdays but that show was canceled so this is the only place that i can discuss i says school so i mean you i think you had like a more corporate job prior to going fulltime crypto with bravado and such it house the lifestyle change ben because i think that's something a lot of people dream about is quitting like a corporate job and going full time into something they really want to pursue how's that been for you yemen so you know i have made i made a career in sales i'm not an expert in anything but sales is what i'll tell people you know i just i just turned thirty so i can say that now i put in my ten thousand dollars i build some cool programs i had a lot of success but i was always really intrigued by the financial markets i was always ensured as a sales guy made commission for my whole life so i was always trying to make money right so i was always into into trading in some capacity or at least learning about it i dabbled in for things like that and that's how i got into into crypto but.
"birch" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"I thought he was outside the other art but they're calling it a two point shot did the official not raise up that it was three or they're calling it a two i was distracted by the hustle and the grit from johnny look at it that's a three at the three three three i mean it's clearly it was right across the bowling center i could see for what it's worth michael birch that was the three three they need to review it because that was that last one was three clearly a three i know i thought he raised it his three this is the only thing i don't like about this tonight it's getting confusing as heck they're giving to it was three thirty eight twenty though is the official score by eighteen and now he is reviewing it i mean i really take this seriously there's no question that that's a three to not change it well now they're looking at now it is now it is three he gives a three point to go just listened to your trustee play by play guy who never makes a mistake but now they've changed it on the scoreboard but not the official stats so that will read the scoreboard thirty nine twenty three fifty two remaining here second quarter flypast nicely in the lane trayvon barnes who lays it up an in and gets fouled so barnes going to go to the line where he is a seventy percent free throw shooter and again of one of those noman'sland fouls yeah they wanna let them finish it or you wanna take hard call don't give a little ticky tack on give an opportunity to get a three point play so barnes is going to the line means fires it up and it is good thirty nine twenty three notre dame by sixteen jogo takes the inbounds pass joe over the court stripe jogo shovels it on over outta gavin to colson up top it goes to feral between the circles peril at the foul line the runner in the lane off the front of the rim no good rebound rip down by his quick out passes almost taken away by kids but marrows able to control it now driving right side of the lane shovels at in the corner to kaelin fisher for the three he puts his whole body into it knocks it.
"birch" Discussed on The Crypto Street Podcast
"Four months ago when you had nothing because it's all relative i mean i think it goes back to the matter how nice your house's eventually you're gonna get kinda get used to a you know it no matter how nicer fast your car is eventually that's going to become your normal so true and it's all perspective solar once you make a million yuan two million five million ten million like it it it's kind of never enough but you have to have a plan going into it and and i think if you stick to that plan it's hard to regret it looking back dragon was another big one asked iced i'm going to sell at three bucks i'm gonna sell a bought and sold less than i should have but i saw the barge and uh i says 2020 aren't you know i still think people need to be happy with i mean to reiterate on what you're doing birch's at people need to be happy with prophet it's just human nature i think to to want to be greedy and think you know oh i'm gonna hold onto this were sol but islam's like last when we did our live cast in the night is long as you have a plan a stick to it and you know you achieve that plan i still think people need to be happy and stopping steam greed though there's no doubt about the mutilates he also true like a business go in with a plan after you know you execute your plan you follow your things through then you know and you say use you sold it really early and then you're looking at it later and you're still see it run all this is where are you still you know you're approaching it like a business or you're going back and you're looking or you know where did i screw up potentially on selling this i could have may be held out and changed my approach instead of you know sign 100 percent maybe i saw fifty percent era in also just treat it like a business always always evaluating what you're done no doubt i i know a.
"birch" Discussed on The Crypto Street Podcast
"There were abducted against a good dude so of birch how we can start with every guest is just you know given the listeners can a rundown how you got into crypto when it was and while we have sparked some interest serve you know what's your favorite thing about the space yes so a minute for the money not the tech uh keep it simple uh now in all reality first and foremost thanks for having me on our at bitcoin birch on twitter and i actually got into crypto as an investor in mid 2015 and it was primarily because it was the easiest way for me to play blackjack online um kind of a degenerate poker player uh not so much of late blackjack and there's this web cycle bid stars right so it was a lot harder to without the mastercard and and forcing approval to gamble online and so that what is would introduce made a crypto and i found a coin basin by myself some bitcoin and the rest is kinda history so 2015 but it wasn't for about another year so it was about mid 2016 that i realized that just holding this crypto in my in my wallet was i was pain a lot better than gambling was and so i kind of had that moment like wow this is what the hell even is bitcoin right and so though i heard about it probably going back to twenty 12hour 2013 you know though as familiar with it i didn't really start dabbling if you will in sylla mid 2016 and i spent pretty much the first year of my time as an investor in as a you know one of a traitor in the space just kind of stock in a lot of folks on twitter a lot of the folks that we know and love uh just watching videos on youtube just trying to learn how to chart um just just kinda going through the motions and i got i got lucky with thought each theory i'm at twelve boxin and shares at the time was about three.
"birch" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Eight all right let's go straight to the phones before i launched into the next story that's going to blow your mind that has something to do with us but it's not going to surprise you trust me all right todd is on the phone atat how's your tuesday any gone well i'm on my career back and i don't know if you know that are not erica cart betting on top of it guardrail by hi that looked like it caught on fire yeah it was one of my friends she's a dispatcher with the troopers in about three thirty she posted that there was a a car fire right there at the birch woodham exit yeah it was i actually placed on top of the guardrail so how can i am constantly amazed at how people end up parking their cars in the position that they do a log maguire highway but anyway you know medicaid uh beal it isn't going to thank us if we don't get the thunder control so i'm glad you're talking about that today i you know i would like to maybe changed the message a little bit that we that we put out there when we talk about i'm encouraging people to work um because it when we did this true this is true in the case of national programmes on with they you know you think our money but in the case of the day this really is a big hot money and and the democrats have a a pretty good argument when they think well you don't pay you know any date income tax you don't pay any sale and we can come back with well you know but part of my dividend with fake an an and all of that but i i guess what bothers me the most about about not having to work when you're able bodied is that it box a whole bunch of possible wealth creation out of the economy yeah there there is now yeah there's no doubt about it it really does in it.
"birch" Discussed on Pop Culture Continuum
"It's a shame yeah yeah um all right moving right along what are you got anna birch egotistical anna birch with t soaked letter you want to guess where she's from melbourne nope detroit again that's cool it's a very sweet song very kind of have it has a 80s lake songstress five but has there's more to the music yeah is we're going owners of it's kind of intricate like things going on that uh it's fine it's a fun some yet indy it's indy pop rock i would say like not not just specifically pop its gut like that guitar yeah and stuff no it's really good and a bird has nice voice she does i have not heard of her before this year maybe she's got more stuff out there i really like this one as well um what's what's child i begged her brother's famous actor item of you've heard of them uh tora birch chris pine that's not true i can't be true because birch is in pines our mortal enemies as anybody who's ever studied trees knows so they met maybe they're step brother and sister but come up any case they don't get along if they are related here's dana birch with piece of letter stay no emme good ludi lin oh and now whoa these aides say feasts side the so that sounds okay my next pick this is another one that is not deep it's a very basic simple song it is sent the pop um it's even got like really super simple program drums like it's probably done on a ate away her something that uh.
"birch" Discussed on Chapo Trap House
"The john birch junior society the he actually i beauty pies going on the ninth circuit court he's wrong even by their own standards oh because this isn't he he's describing as as as professionalism as if this was a sort of normal republican politi policy shopped normal republican policy is happening but there's no coherent agenda because it's a bunch of individual actors jockeying to accomplish whenever they are goal is like the judges like they're they're getting a ton of them through but the like even people a chuck grassley are like all right this guy's a little too unqualified for me like a you know yeah but in his my little high the one guy who's just who thinks that like taking away his twitter would make everything he thinks that they should be taking away his twitter at the way that people hid fdr's polio then minutes this is this is informative though because i think that david brooks speaks for not that big vis slice of the country but a definite population where yeah it's not really the policy it's that they have to pay attention to his twitter imagine the johnston administration without his comically large penis uh so he goes it's almost if there are two white houses there's the potemkin white house which we tend to focus on trumpers urk in front of the tv the lawyers working the russian investigation in the press operation then there is the invisible white house that you never hear about which is getting more effective at managing around the the boss i saw this like an unaccountable indivisible state.
"birch" Discussed on The Interchange
"This podcast is brought to you by the new york times climate tech conference the new york times invites you and your fellow innovators entrepreneurs and decisionmakers to join them in san francisco on november twenty nine 30th for climate tech this times hosted conferences dedicated to cutting edge technological solutions to global warming featuring panels in moderation by top times journalists engage with influential leaders from key industries and explore how innovation of all stripes can help solve one of the most pressing issues of our time to apply and receive a twenty percent discount visit nyt climate tech dot com and use the code gtm twenty again for a twenty percent discount go to nyt climate tech dot com and use the promo code gtm a stephen here this week we've got another addition of what it takes a live interview series on how top cleantech entrepreneurs built their companies produced by powerhouse in partnership with greentech need this week a conversation with andrew birch the cofounder and ceo of sun jeopardy for those who've been following the wild ride in solar or perhaps you faced a bit of whiplash yourself you're going to want to listen to this interview until recently son jeopardy was the third biggest residential solar installer in the us until it went bankrupt at the beginning of the year in this interview birch talks candidly about how son jeopardy was started what killed in acquisition deal to save the company how market forces in the political landscape hurt the installer in where he thinks global solar trends are headed.