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Dutch novel 'The Discomfort of Evening' wins the 2020 International Booker Prize

Marketplace

00:49 sec | Last week

Dutch novel 'The Discomfort of Evening' wins the 2020 International Booker Prize

"List for the Booker Prize for literature was announced today. NPR's Rose Friedman reports that prestigious British award goes to a work of fiction written in English. This year's winner is called The Discomfort of Evening in English. It's a debut novel by 29 year old Dutch writer Marieke Lucas Ryan felt the prizes youngest ever winner. It was a best seller in the Netherlands and was translated by Michelle Hutchison's Ryan Veld, who uses they and them pronouns, grew up in a Christian agricultural community in the Netherlands and still works on a farm. The novel is set on a dairy farm and follows a family spiraling into darkness after the death of a son. Fine build, has said that the book has caused some friction with family members. But in accepting the prize, said, quote I can say only that I am as proud as a cow with seven others. Rose Friedman, NPR NEWS NEW YORK The

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Houston Rockets fail to stave-off elimination in loss to the Los Angeles Lakers

The Full 48

04:20 min | 2 weeks ago

Houston Rockets fail to stave-off elimination in loss to the Los Angeles Lakers

"So, there's a whole list of ways to For a whole host of the culprits here. Right IF PEOPLE WANNA start scapegoating or pointing fingers at the reason for the rockets. Quick Demise. This postseason I might point to James Harden just say they're fundamentally flawed because of the the style that he plays and how how hardened centric they are that I will always key on that. I but there is the Russ Hardin experiment. There's small ball itself. There's the catch all analytics failed that there's there's the camp out there who wanted to blame analytics or Darrell Blame Mike Dan Tony. It's about maybe it's about his system although I don't think they were running what Mike is usually known for. Is there one thing that stands out to you? That was that the primary culprit for why they failed this particular postseason? Well I'll answer that two ways first and foremost is that it's very hard to win an NBA championship especially coming out of the Western conference I think people forget that think how you have to beat our. You know now with Lebron James Who's arguably the best player in the League one of the best of all time he is here, Wilde Leonard whose I believe has the best. Regular season win percentage in the NBA history who may be on the verge of leading his third different team to an NBA championship is the best player he's out here and the no. Forget the team in the bay that went to the finals five years in a row they're going to be back next year and how are those are the guys you have to just to get To the NBA finals out of the West. So I think in our winner, take all society it's easy to forget that as I mentioned, I think the rockets have been arguably the second best team in the NBA over the last four five years So they are close however to answer your question more directly. The biggest concern I have like I said is on the biggest stage look. Who sometimes as an executive coach or player, and sometimes it's not that's what happened to him a few years ago in game seven when they missed twenty seven consecutive threes or whatever it was that's part of the deal that way this thing goes the way it shouldn't go. Howard. If you'RE GONNA WANNA win anything at a high level is you always have to try you always have to compete. You always have to give your best effort. Now can Houston do that? Can they answer those questions that remains to be seen and unfortunately were they new head coach coming in? I think to some extent Howard whenever next season starts it doesn't really matter what they. Do in the regular season you and I both think the Houston Rockets as you know currently constructed or very likely to be playoff team again, the western conference but the questions are going to start again when they get to the playoffs and frankly I don't think they'll be able to answer those questions until the playoffs are ending as far as did they show up and compete every night because we have two examples in the last four years where they haven't done that in the big stage and has a lot of people myself included scratching their head as far as you know why James Harden, his teammates didn't even try to rise to the occasion. Yeah it's. You lay it out correctly or I would agree with the way you laid out, which is as you start looking forward. Immediately you have to think about. All right. Well, who who are we chasing and if we assume everything stays static that Lebron Anthony Davis are still together that Paul, George is still together. The nuggets aren't going anywhere. So there's a three teams at the top. Already, the warriors could very easily and should jump back into the top four. Even Gotten to Utah or the rising mavericks or anything else yet, and at best the rockets are V before we've even gotten through this season much less the off season and getting next. Look ahead like do we know how do we? How do you forecast them's anything better than that, and that's fine. If you're young team on the rise, if you're the mavericks and you look out an next year source, maybe somewhere in the four, five, six range. That's fine. You're young team on the rise you're you're you're building as you go the rockets are you know you're built around two stars in their early thirties? And if you're if you're not going forward, then you're going backward the you're sliding and I don't know that the flexibility is there to to really rebuild around those two guys on the fly here. So I don't know whether assuming darryl still in the job because there's been doubts about that too. But whatever. Whatever the Front Office does this off-season I I do not envy especially in an Arrow or in a year with potentially a shrinking cap with the little or two zero flexibility I don't I just don't know where they go from here unless you go and start entertaining the extremes and that's trading the stars and that that might be even harder. So maybe they have no choice but to just stay on the path, try to find some bargains and hope for the best I

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Turns out, the people who work at Facebook are fighting just as much as the rest of us

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

05:23 min | 3 weeks ago

Turns out, the people who work at Facebook are fighting just as much as the rest of us

"Out the people who work at facebook are fighting just as much as the rest of us from American public media. This is marketplace tech I'm Ali would. FACEBOOK is feeling the pressure to deal with election disinformation this week, the FBI uncovered a new Russian propaganda campaign targeting the twenty twenty election facebook announced. It would block new political ads for a week before the election on Thursday it said it would take down videos in which the president urged people in. North. Carolina to vote twice, which is illegal and activist asked facebook to ban event listings like the one that encouraged people to arm themselves and go to Kenosha. Wisconsin to confront protesters two people were shot and killed in Kenosha. So how does it feel to work at facebook right now, Ryan Mack is a senior tech reporter at buzzfeed. He says, the company has an internal communications platform called workplace and it is full of debate. Imagine what's going on on your facebook feed right now and that's happening exactly in the same way internally at facebook where there's more than fifty thousand police at have access to this thing. People are mad. There's other side as well in some cases. Defending the gunman in playing devil's. In In. So this is kind of devolved into this back and forth where Zucker actually stepped in earlier this week. and Said, look we need to have more discussions. We're GONNA. Movies into certain groups, but you're not gonNA be able to. Post openly argumentative things on our platform and the funny thing about workplaces at things also trend on workplace as well. So you can see when when things trend and so these things that get a lot of engagement because of the arguments often trend at the top which then creates this positive feedback loop where where people an arguing more and seeing it more and yeah. So it's it's it's not pretty. So, you're saying that facebook has an internal facebook. then. Mark. Zuckerberg has stepped in to police. The irony is hurting me in the head right now. He's announced kind of these new ways of looking at content. It remains to be seen what they actually do. There are hundreds if not thousands of groups on workplace and so imagine that you're at home all day you're cooped up you WANNA talk to your colleagues you WanNa be in the mix Were places where you're hanging out right for people who haven't been facebook I mean it's like entering to city a dreamy bubble, right? It's a city it like every wall is covered with art all the conference rooms have cute names. There's like redwood growing in the middle of their. Outdoor Park. There's the roof garden. A barber, you have a barbecue shop. Bikes repair shop. Yeah. Right. An and all, and they're balloons all over the like it's your face. Booker Verse Serie You. Know I mean it's like it is a lovely place to be, and I wonder if that's your thing you now that you have people at home like sort of like snapped out of it a little bit. If that you know if you were watching Mark Zuckerberg screen instead of in a room with all of your friends and fellow believers. Would it change your perspective a little bit. Does. Eliminate some of the the experience of working at facebook. It's actually really funny. 'cause we get these So before all hands meetings, facebook employees up vote questions of what they want to ask. Mark. Zuckerberg for the week and some of the questions like when are we gonna get like a snack budget for home? Are we gonNA like how do we get? How are we gonNA improve our lives at home and they were actually bonuses given to employees at trying to improve homeworking situations. They have disability to watch and send out you know some of their thoughts on what's going on as it happens whereas like if there was no pandemic, they were in the office, it'd be most of them would be watching this remember park. I guess the other question is, do you have a sense of how many people? ARE THAT UPSET BECAUSE They don't seem to be having huge impact. So it's interesting. FACEBOOK has these internal surveys. One of the questions in there as you think, facebook is making the world a better place. Right after the company did not take down the infamous looting shooting post from Donald Trump, you saw like twenty, twenty, five percentage point drop. That is facebook's data showing their employees are. Not Believing in that mission anymore at least or at least this one incident caused leave not mission. Would you say they have a chance at making that internal change. One of the things here that people have to realize that the power lies in the hands of Mark Zuckerberg he. Has Decision Making power because he made maintains majority voting control over the company. We look back at the walkout, for example, at the beginning of June in the company released a statement and said like we hear you kind of thing but like. Mark Zuckerberg really do anything to change how the company operates think so in like. It's up to him basically, what happens on the platform Ryan Mack is a senior tech reporter at buzzfeed.

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What happened on the fourth day at the Democratic National Convention

All Things Considered

00:42 sec | Last month

What happened on the fourth day at the Democratic National Convention

"Nominating convention tonight. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports Joe Biden is preparing to take the virtual stage in his home state of Delaware. The theme for the final night of the Democratic National Convention is America's promise. Joe Biden is expected to deliver a speech contrast Ng himself to President Trump and highlighting his vision for how to unite this deeply divided country. Former Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker and Pete Buddha judge are among the Democrats who will speak to Biden's leadership and character. Tonight will be the party's last big opportunity to make its case before the Republican National Convention kicks off on Monday. NP ours. Windsor

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Democratic convention: Biden poised to accept nomination

All of It

00:55 sec | Last month

Democratic convention: Biden poised to accept nomination

"Will formally accept the Democratic nomination for president and Deliver his pitch for Americans to vote Trump out of office. Joe Biden will take the virtual centre stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight from his home state of Delaware. After attacking President Trump on numerous fronts. Fighting is expected to make his strongest case yet for why Americans should cross partisan and ideological divides to vote for him. Tonight's lineup will also feature Senator Cory Booker and former mayors Pete Buddha Judge and Michael Bloomberg. Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris accepted the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. In her speech, he laid out the vision of America that she was raised with and compared it with the country under President Trump. Harris described the nation as a beloved community. Where all are welcome. Windsor Johnston. NPR news US stocks air trading higher with the Dow up

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Buckle Up

In The Thick

05:48 min | Last month

Buckle Up

"Hey. What's up? Welcome to in the big this is a podcast about politics race and culture. From a POC perspective I'm mighty at Sam and I'm Julia Galleria joining us today. All of us important team separate going crazy. We'd have to return all stars from Princeton. New Jersey is Dr Eddie Claude Junior James. S Mcdonnell Distinguished University professor at Princeton University Hey Eddie welcome back rose more pleasure. excited. We are so happy to have you so happy and joining us from Boston Massachusetts County. Crossley. She's host of W. H is under the radar you're on the radar for here Kelly. Welcome back. I'm so glad to be back and we're happy to have you back so. It has been a minute since the both of you have been on the show it's the first time that you're on the show in two thousand twenty, which is honestly like, wow, I know and a lot has happened since you were on this show, the coronavirus pandemic I became a survivor of the corona virus myself the movement now to defend black lives this extraordinary reckoning that's happening all across the country young people really turning up, and now the twenty twenty presidential election officially heating up amidst all of this it's been intense so Kelly start us off just what's your temperature check? How are you doing like for reals? I'm exhausted I'm exhausted physically and emotionally, and as I wrote about recently I have outraged fatigue and I'm trying to fight it Eddie. How're you doing? I'm holding on I'm just barely holding on actually it's just exhausted like Kelly. Trying to hold on tired of looking at this damn computer screen and really just trying to figure out a way to step away from this moment. You know because I'm drowning in it it's been pretty intense. It's crazy Julia for two people who feel exhausted and kind of drowning in it, I. Mean. We turn to Kelly and two Edita to help us to give context but I appreciate and this show who that we do we do let it all hang out as we used to say back in the nineteen seventies. But the point being about exhaustion I think it's important to recognize that and. Unfortunately, I feel like this level of exhaustion is going to continue because here we go twenty twenty election. And there is now a zoo meeting called the Democratic National Convention DNC which starts this week we. The. People. We the people call the forty eighth quadrennial Democratic National Convention to order. And it goes through Thursday, all our listeners. We're recording this conversation on a Monday afternoon so that you know, but you know the DNC I actually saw this video i. don't know if you saw it on twitter from Nineteen ninety-six, the DNC is starting in everyone's doing the Macarena. Acquit. On. Putting You this big Joyce Event and I remember that actually so it's going viral on twitter. Clinton's yeah yeah claims and ninety six. Oh I saw that. So anyway so they're doing them I got and I was like I remember these conventions and it's supposed to take place in Milwaukee. Obviously because pandemic, it's turned into this entirely virtual format talking about computer screens, Eddie? I'm like, oh So. What we do know is that on Thursday Joe Biden is scheduled to officially accept the nomination from his home state in Delaware on Thursday. On Monday night, the virtual convention featured speakers from former first, lady, Michelle Obama let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is to Senator Bernie Sanders at its most basic this election is about preserving our democracy. During, this president's term, the unthinkable has become normal. He has tried to prevent people from voting undermined the US Postal Service deployed military and federal agents against peaceful protesters threatened to delay the election and suggested that he will not leave office if he loses. Is Not normal and we must never treat it like it is but you all know and we have people here who are critical of the Democratic Party like we are of the Republican Party. You've already heard the critique right that a number of the speakers like including Sanders and club HR, and Buddha judge and cory booker, all of them former candidates. So we've heard a lot from these people and one twenty twenty candidate was clearly not invited guests that was Oh let's see Mexican, who represents the largest non white voting block potential voters yes. That would be Latinos and Latinas and yes, they did not invite Julia Castro. Who is the only Latino candidate in the primaries so I mean look there are literally only a handful of Latino or Latina speakers. There are no Muslim speakers scheduled.

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The movie of the year is here: Boys State

The Big Picture

06:46 min | Last month

The movie of the year is here: Boys State

"Sean Fantasy. And this is the big picture conversation show but the best movie I've seen in twenty twenty. That movie is called boy state. What is boy state? Well, it's a documentary. It is now available on Apple TV plus and I thought it would be appropriate for us to just talk about this film which I think is fascinating and incredible document of life in twenty twenty in many ways. Specifically, the way that we engage with our political system Amanda I wanted to talk to you about it because I know that you like the. Film as well. We're GONNA. Talk a bit about what boy state is the institution, and also what this movie isn't how it captures it but what did you make of it off the top see you saw this movie at Sundance as did our colleague Noam Away and you both raved about it and I didn't get to see that sundance so I caught up with it about six months later with all of the expectation that goes along with you guys being this is the best we've ever seen I was wrapped. This is A. Very documentary that is about each. Summer Camp Robert Graham, and we'll explain the program a bit more. It's Kinda complex. I still have some questions about how boy state the Summer Camp Program works but whatever. And I was just completely in Michigan. It's one of those documentaries where you're like I can't believe you got this on tape and also I can't believe that you've got this on tape and also it speaks so profoundly to the moment in which I'm watching it even though it was filmed during the summer of two, thousand and eighteen. Yell leader in this episode, and you can hear a conversation with me and Amanda mcbain and Jesse Moss the filmmakers behind the movie and they explained a bit about how they captured what you're describing, and there are several moments in this movie that will make you say this is must be scripted. This can't be real. I mean in many ways it seems. Like archetypal narrative, dramatic movie making, but it is very real and boy state. The institution is very real. So what is boy state? It's it is as you say, it's a sort of a summer camp. It's a, it's a summer leadership program I assume you as a as a high achieving young person. You must have been a part of some some programs. Like this I get sent to Arts Camp I. Never did the Politics Camp I did have to go to girl scout camp once even though it wasn't a girl Scout, but this is sponsored by the American Legion and I only really interacted with the American Legion. In that. Sometimes, we had our middle school dances at an American Legion clubhouse. Okay. So the American Legion does sponsor this program they nominate High. School Juniors and they come in the interview and they talk about their idea of the country and patriotism and the idea of public service that means to them, and it's essentially a training program for politicos aspiring Politicos, and that's a fascinating thing growing up I went to basketball camp. I was an aspiring. Professional Basketball player unfortunately I am incredibly slow and can't jump and can't shoot. So that's that was never going to happen for me, and for some people at boys anger, there is a girl state as well. We should say that you know in in most states in this country, they offer this program. There are a lot of people who aspire to kind of public service or at least to get a a sort of a sense of civic duty, which is not necessarily the same thing as public service. And this has been happening since nineteen, thirty seven. And the. There is a long list of famous and accomplished alumni in boys and girls stayed more specifically boy stated won't probably won't surprise people to hear. Just a shortlist of incredibly well known people who participated in this program includes Bill Clinton Dick Cheney. Justice Samuel Alito James Gandolfini my boy. Roger Ebert. Michael Jordan. Tom Cotton. Rush Limbaugh Cory Booker. So you know luminaries or lowlights depending on your point of view of the world. This is quite a quite a list of people there and the program itself is kind of interesting. So essentially, I, feel like we're talking around specifically what it does, but the programs vary by state but in Texas where this movie takes place participants are divided into two groups. The federal and the nationalist and what are the what are these two groups have to do and and how does that set up the Phil Do a lot of things but the film follows the political campaign aspect of boy state and boy state is a week long program in Texas and kind of the climactic event is an election for governor of the state, the boys state of Texas. So these two parties, the federalists in the nationalist, which by the way just already casts a quite a shadow over the whole. The. The documentary because they really they adopt these names as teams, and so they're yelling about being federalists and nationalists and anyway. At they elect. Party chairman's they they kind of do a platform that we should talk about the platform they have primaries and they each eventually select one nominee for the governor's race, and then at the end, there is election and one governor emerges. So you know approximately eleven hundred boys participate in this process, and that means that out of large groups. One two three people have to merge and the reason that this movie happened and the reason that Jesse and Amanda sought to identify a handful of people who'd be significant to the process in the given year that they were shooting is because in two thousand, seventeen Texas boys state legislature voted to secede from the Union and that if that doesn't some American politics in the trump era I don't I don't know what does the fact that it was your teenagers decided they needed to succeed from a program which is already imaginary. Is Perfect, we should note that two thousand seventeen was when the state legislature of Texas successfully voted to see from union. It is apparently a emotion that came up for several years but this time both bodies ratified this action, and of course, that is a an ongoing dialogue in the state of Texas. In the true American experience you know there are many Texans who would like to not be a part of this country maybe not many there but there are certainly some we know that that's the session is an ongoing conversation in some states. Around the country. So the point is, is that boy stayed in many ways reflect the political system or does it? It's I think the nature or nurture question here is essential to this movie and what makes it so fascinating and even when I talk to Amanda and Jesse I, think that they were unwilling to put their thumb on the scale to say what were they felt it lived or died but as I said, this movie is just exceptional and

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Democratic Senators Suggest Bill of Rights for College Athletes

WBZ Afternoon News

00:32 sec | Last month

Democratic Senators Suggest Bill of Rights for College Athletes

"Senators now rolling out what's being called the college athletes. Bill of Rights. This legislation hoping to help college athletes not just make money from their names, images and likenesses, But it would also create some new safety and wellness standards, improve health care and also try to improve their academic success. On top of that senators lead by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. Other senators, including newly named Democratic VP nominee Kamala Harris of California, and former VP up former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Meantime, the

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'Boys State' Helps Teens Learn How Politics Work — Perhaps A Little Too Well

Fresh Air

05:54 min | Last month

'Boys State' Helps Teens Learn How Politics Work — Perhaps A Little Too Well

"This is fresh air, want a glimpse into a potential future candidate for elected office? Look no further than the new documentary called Boy State. It's about an annual event in my government for high school students sponsored by the American Legion. By the way, Bill Clinton and Cory Booker went through the program. Boy state begins streaming Friday on Apple, Plus our film critic Justin Chang has THISS review. Since they were founded in the 19 thirties by the American Legion, the boys, state and Girls state programs have been giving high schoolers a practical education in how government works. Students in every state are chosen to take part in a weeklong summer experiment in which they must form their own representative democracy. As we learned from the opening credits of the terrific new documentary Boys State. No Clinton, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and Cory Booker are just a few of the program's famous alone's A film, directed by Amanda McBain and Jesse Moss, focuses on the Texas boy state event that took place in June 2018. We see the roughly 1200 participants arriving in Austin. Where they are randomly divided into two political parties, The federalists and the Nationalists. Those names carry no agenda. It's up to both parties to hammer out a platform, choose their leaders and then run against each other in a week long election campaign. McBain and Moss throw us into this mark government exercise without much preamble or explanation of the rules of the game. My politics itself. The action can be a little confusing. Unlike politics, it's never boring, mainly because the movie wisely focuses on a select few participants. Either. The filmmakers were extremely lucky and their choice of subjects or they shot so much footage that they were able to isolate the most compelling personalities. In any event, the four young men, we spend the most time with all in that playing key roles in the experiments, nerve wracking outcome. Most ambitious of the bunch is been the Federalists Party chair who's willing to do anything to win votes, including smearing the Nationalists on Social media. Dennis, politically conservative. He has a Ronald Reagan action figure to prove it. And he despises what he sees as the liberal tendency to divide people along lines of race, gender and disability. Then speaks from some personal perspective. He lost both his legs to meningitis when he was three. Care of the Nationalist Party hails from the opposite end of the political spectrum. Progressive black teenager originally from Chicago. Renee knows he stands out in this mostly white, conservative Texas field. He also stands out on merit. He has a seasoned politicians command of rhetoric and can deftly out argue any opponent. It is also capable of calling for party unity, as he does in an early speech. My grandmother told me a few things you have to have faith, hope and a bit of a pissed off attitude. I want to be civil and represent a whole working body. And we're gonna take the example of a plane body. It has two wings left one, right one. We're not gonna pick one. We're going to stay in the middle, because we're not intolerable party where one that is palatable to all. And so as long as we're able to keep this plane of foot with a healthy right wing in a healthy left wing, we have the ability and the capability to pummel any fairless into the ground because we're the only party that's where voting for because it's this party that's going to represent every individual. If Rene has the sharpest mind and tongue and boy state, its heart and soul belonged to Steven A fellow nationalist party member. Stephen becomes an underdog in the race for governor, the highest elected office. Like Rene Steven stands out. He's the son of a Mexican immigrant, and he counts Bernie Sanders among his political heroes, his humility on the campaign trail and his stirring honesty in front of a microphone. Prove irresistible to the crowd. Again and again, he invites his fellow party members to tell him what issues are most important to them so that he could be a better truer representative for their concerns. We see these young men debating a lot of issues, especially gun control. There's a lot of talk about protecting the Second Amendment. But there are also counter arguments from students like Steven, who have clearly been shaken by the sheer number of school shootings. Another much discussed. Issue is abortion, which leads to one of the film's most revealing moments. A nationalist gubernatorial candidate named Robert, who's running on a strict pro life platform. Admits on camera that he secretly pro choice. Sometimes you've got to say what you've got to say in an attempt to win, he says. That's politics. Indeed, it is. And while the filmmakers are working from a mostly neutral fly on the wall perspective, their attitude toward the boy state program feels ambivalent. At best, Deliberately or not. The experiment seems to bring out a lot of the flaws of America's political system itself. Personal attacks, dishonest tactics and conflicts that hinge moron popularity than substantive policy debate. It's undeniably inspiring to see so many young men with bright, engaged minds and the best of them, as we see from the end of the movie have already gone on to impressive new accomplishments. But it's also dispiriting that so many of them have already learned to view politics in the most cynical way possible as the game to be won by any means necessary. Justin Chang is the film critic for the Los Angeles

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Film Review: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State’

Fresh Air

04:27 min | Last month

Film Review: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State’

"Future candidate for elected office. Look no further than the new documentary called Boy State. It's about an annual event in my government for high school students sponsored by the American Legion. By the way, Bill Clinton and Cory Booker went through the program. Boy state begins streaming Friday on Apple, Plus our film critic Justin Chang has THISS review. Since they were founded in the 19 thirties by the American Legion, the boys, state and Girls state programs have been giving high schoolers a practical education in how government works. Students in every state are chosen to take part in a weeklong summer experiment in which they must form their own representative democracy. As we learned from the opening credits of the terrific new documentary Boys State. Will Clinton, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and Cory Booker are just a few of the program's famous alums. A film, directed by Amanda McBain and Jesse Moss, focuses on the Texas Boys state event that took place in June 2018. We see the roughly 1200 participants arriving in Austin. Where they are randomly divided into two political parties, The federalists and the Nationalists. Those names carry no agenda. It's up to both parties to hammer out a platform, choose their leaders and then run against each other in a week long election campaign. McBain and Moss throw us into this mark government exercise without much preamble or explanation of the rules of the game. Like politics itself, be action can be a little confusing. Unlike politics, it's never boring, mainly because the movie wisely focuses on a select few participants. Either. The filmmakers were extremely lucky and their choice of subjects or they shot so much footage that they were able to isolate the most compelling personalities. In any event, the four young men we spend the most time with all in that playing key roles in the experiments, nerve wracking outcome. Most ambitious of the bunch is Ben, the Federalists Party chair who's willing to do anything to win votes, including smearing the Nationalists on Social media. Venice. Politically conservative. He has a Ronald Reagan action figure to prove it. And he despises what he sees as the liberal tendency to divide people along lines of race, gender and disability. Then speaks from some personal perspective. He lost both his legs to meningitis when he was three. Care of the Nationalist Party hails from the opposite end of the political spectrum. Progressive black teenager originally from Chicago. Renee knows he stands out in this mostly white, conservative Texas field. He also stands out on merit. He has a seasoned politicians command of rhetoric and can deftly out argue any opponent. It is also capable of calling for party unity, as he does in an early speech. My grandmother told me a few things you have to have faith.

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Warriors' Green fined $50K for Booker comments

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:19 sec | Last month

Warriors' Green fined $50K for Booker comments

"And the MBA has fine Draymond green of the Warriors $50,000 for comments made on TNT set the former Spartan tagged with tampering after saying that star Devin Booker needs to get out of Phoenix and play for a good team. When Ernie Johnson asked if he's tampering with that statement, Green replied. Maybe

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Warriors' Green fined $50K for Booker comments

Meet The Press with Chuck Todd

00:22 sec | Last month

Warriors' Green fined $50K for Booker comments

"The league finding a Warriors forward Draymond green $50,000 for tampering because of comments he made about Suns guard Devin Booker while serving as a guest analyst on TNT Cherry Friday's broadcast, Green praised Booker in the Sons for their undefeated star in the Orlando bubble butt, said Booker. It needs to get out of Phoenix because it's not good for his career. Needs to go somewhere where he can play great basketball all the time and win because he's that type of player

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Zadie Smith Interview

Toure Show

04:58 min | 2 months ago

Zadie Smith Interview

"I've known her almost twenty years. I interviewed her for MTV two and white teeth was out and it's been a thrill to watch Zedi grow and operated a public intellectual dropping great novels and Dope Essays and showing herself to just be a really interesting person to listen to I mean putting the also of her accident aside in person ladies as smart and it's fun is her greatest books and she's disarmingly humble in a way that just makes you want to root for her success. So settle in I asked her to talk to me for an hour and we sat there for two. We sat there in our studio at seventy eighth and Broadway and just. This is the most fun episode I've had yet so. I'm. Proud? To. Present. Eighty Smith. On tour ratio. Writing. What do you love about it? I like. I like having an artificial. Set Task To fill the day set by yourself. It's it's that's pleasant. I mean what else you can do its? Own Life and I like the idea of a series of. Tasks except myself completely unnecessary toss that nobody. Has To care about Oh but I sent them a series of books in my mind and then when they're done. I'll be done. I think everyone does that with their life is writing a very. Kind of formal way to do it I can measure out his this way. So. Do you set day go? Goals no because if I did would be very frustrated. So no but I have hopes if every day but I haven't written in months and months at the moment. I'm reading I'M IN A. Like period of reading and preparing but Preparing to start another one. Yeah. But it's much more important for me to be able to read every day them right every day I live without writing if I don't get to read I get very. antsy. Really. Yeah. So how many hours a day reading at the moment all all hours that I'm not. Raising children. So you drop them off and you go. Pick them up. So for about six thousand reading, and then I pick them up again and then after their menu read again. It's The moment is normally like that but at the moment, that's it. Yeah. What are you reading? I'm meeting a lot of stuff about. At eighteen hundreds for something after right. So it's just a of. Research I suppose nonfiction nonfiction near for the most part some novels to sometimes I. Use the bedtime reading with the children as surreptitious. Research, they don't realize it but. The reason we're reading David Copperfield. They need to know that. What are you love so much about reading. I. I really good book recently gyco fronts this with a British writer. WHO said? That actually it's kind of addiction and the strange thing about it is it's a sanctioned addictions and nobody tells you off. For reading a lot when you're a kick particularly if you're. From. A working class or emigrant home as I was everybody's very enthusiastic about it because it seems like a good sign. But what he said in his case Easel. So reading addict, he had very ill sister who died when he was young and reading for him was a way of escaping the world and I think that's always basically true I don't think children who read as much as I did when I was a child are reading because they're delirious with joy. It is a kind of addiction is a kind of escapism and and you realize it when we come to this poker I i. Go. Maybe. Five heavy books in my bag. What did I imagine? What's going to happen on the twenty two minutes away right. What did you bring? Inside Victorian. Home. A book about historical. Mikey Century Court case I lost a load of. Heavy, back books. So. I think reading is just the way I am in the world. That's how I operate and what was interesting about process book is I heard. Expressed as a kind of. Personal floor you know because if if every spare moment you have. You want to be somewhere else. So inside a booker that's. That is a little problematic actually, it's not that different from the people who want to get high off. Be On instagram. Every moment of the day is all about not being way you were

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Sen. Booker reflects on Rep. John Lewis

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:21 sec | 2 months ago

Sen. Booker reflects on Rep. John Lewis

"Stories stories We're We're following following with Bill O'Neill of the editor's desk. I'm Tom Cutler Senator Cory Booker, remembering the late civil rights leader in Congressman John Lewis, speaking on MSNBC. Booker, the New Jersey Democrat called Lewis, a giant have said he best example fired our common values and virtues. The late Georgia congressman will lie in state of the U. S. Capitol as members of Congress and the public pay tribute to that civil rights icon. A pair

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Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Selma, Alabama's Edmund Pettus Bridge

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

01:18 min | 2 months ago

Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Selma, Alabama's Edmund Pettus Bridge

"Says there is a call now from activist and politicians from both sides of the aisle to change the name of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the site of the civil rights turning point where the late John Lewis and other civil rights leaders were beaten by state troopers on what became known as Bloody Sunday. Michael Star Hopkins is founder of the John Lewis Bridge Project. Bridge had been named after a former Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader honor. Edmund Pettus, by keeping his name on a bridge is antithetical to everything that this country should represent. So if we want to live up to our obligations live up, Tio who we say we are. Then we can start by removing his name and putting up the name of someone who has been a hero. Someone who has stood for What's best in this country, not what's worst and online petition had been created last month has already gathered for 100,000 signatures representative and civil rights leader John Lewis died Friday of pancreatic cancer. Reaction. Tributes still taking place among them. Democratic Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker remember the last real public appearance he did was standing with the mayor of Washington, D. C, his body being attacked by cancer and that iconic vision of him in front of the black lives matter Letters. John was an activist until his body gave out. That is from an interview with ABC

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Remembering civil rights icons C.T. Vivian and John Lewis

AM Joy

00:39 sec | 2 months ago

Remembering civil rights icons C.T. Vivian and John Lewis

"Just hours after the death of Civil Rights Leader Minister and Lieutenant to Dr. Martin, Luther! King Junior Corey Tindale Ct. Vivian called the greatest pitcher to ever live by Dr King. The Great John Lewis Democratic Congressman from Georgia and an icon of the civil rights movement, followed his friend and civil rights. Into that good night. John Lewis who was eleven years younger than Dr. King, and a force unto himself, and who had been the lone remaining member of the big six, who spoke at the march on Washington was eighty years old. Louis died after a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer.

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White Men Accused Of Attack On Black Man Face Felony Charges In Indiana

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:16 sec | 2 months ago

White Men Accused Of Attack On Black Man Face Felony Charges In Indiana

"Prosecutors in Indiana have charged two white men in connection with an alleged assault of a black man on July 4th that was caught on film. Sean Pretty, and Jerry Cox, facing battery confinement and intimidation charges for their alleged rolls in an attack on box rush Booker.

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66-year-old woman accused of driving into Bloomington protesters arrested

Dana Loesch

00:24 sec | 2 months ago

66-year-old woman accused of driving into Bloomington protesters arrested

"Of the red car that ran over protestors in Bloomington has been arrested. Christie Bennett was taken into the Monroe County Jail Wednesday night. The Herald Times says she was the driver that was seen in a social media video driving over protesters who are supporting box Booker. She's charged with criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of an accident. One protests, protestors suffered cuts and bruises. Another was taken to the hospital with head injuries.

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"booker" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

01:44 min | 3 months ago

"booker" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Booker out there with her because he has sway. With so many younger people that that's what that takes. And so Booker has to be on board almost like a running mate. But want to see how it all works out because there are other things that can happen for Booker down the road. Some people think he could. He might be the next mayor, or he might run against Rand Paul next We'll see how that works out. Eventually, I will talk with him on the radio and pick his brain about some of these things. But Amy made grants got quite a job ahead of her. And that goes without saying, of course, up against the Senate majority leader. Even though Chuck Schumer has shoveled all this money at her, you see That people's hearts and minds so many were with Charles Booker that he almost equaled her vote total. She didn't win by that much, and that was without any money without much money. He did get some generated there late, and I remember I talked to that woman from the predict its company. The predictions people. It's kind of a gambling house thing. But she said that Amy McGrath had a 67% chance or something stronger then I don't remember now, but Bookers. Chance of winning Wass. 35 or something it was is almost half that. And then she explained the differential. And then she said that Booker had climbed up the 50 something percent, 53% or something like that right after Bernie Sanders. Endorsed him, and that's when he had the most Momenta MBE going. But there's an Evan flowed all that was all that stuff kind of fascinating. You see the results today, so we'll talk more about that through the course of the afternoon. Don't forget Governor and Bashir's on four o'clock today will break down more of the Primary results and Ibsen sporting News notes that we'll get to a CZ..

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"booker" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

10:44 min | 9 months ago

"booker" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Rumer back when there were like twenty Democratic candidates vying for the nomination there are a lot old white guys but there are a fair a number of candidates who weren't when they'd all get up on stage together for a debate. The Democratic Party almost looked like America and then there was last night six candidates stage debating all of them white most of them have got sixty or seventy birthdays under their belts would just two weeks until will the Iowa Caucus. It is clear that things have changed. It happened over the course of the past month. Comma Harris dropped out in December in Castro throw dropped out in early January and then just on Monday cory booker gave up. Booker stopped by boxes offices. Here in DC late last week. His campaign campaign wasn't in great shape at the time and I asked him what went so wrong. Well I think the DNC did not realize that they were making rules. That were new. We've never seen before that ultimately has ended up advantage ing people who have either a lot of money personally who can hack the system or people who through their sort of per sows. Well no can get money quickly working against the candidates who are actually become president for our Party in the past where people that were way behind from for most of the campaign. Jimmy Carter low single digits Bill Clinton closing with Brock Obama going into our caucus national polls. Fifteen twenty points behind and they've actually she designed rules that would have kept him of our nominee off remember one month before the Iowa caucuses. John Kerry John Edwards were at four percent and two percent sixth and seventh in the polling. Then would go awan and finish Iowa one to be vice president and presidential candidates. When you make the whole election about national polls we would not have had presidents like Clinton John and Carter and Obama we national polls did not predict? They're winning heck national polls in predict the last president they were wrong and so I say this I islands and they laugh. I joked with him. I say you are pretty good defying. What the national polls are telling you vote for polling is not the industry and so when you see people like Castro and Comal will harass? I've worked with lots of people in politics. These are two of the more talented people that through their lived experiences. We're bringing things to the table that made so many Americans. It's a core part of our democratic voting base. Feel the sense of pride and gratitude when they left because they didn't have enough money to get to the voters actually actual people who vote even black women. My own family were supporting me. Where like angry and felt some kind of way that a woman could win twice in California statewide right and be extraordinary? Standout rising star in the Senate can't even get to Iowa to be voted upon and that is very problematic. That's the party Freddie side of it. What about the people side of it? What about Joe Biden? Still being the front runner in national polling does the party still want Biden because of his connection to Obama. Instead of someone like you never before in our lifetime has a front runner in the Democratic Party throughout ever going to be president you know when Mondale Gore her even Hillary Clinton the last lecture all front runners. The only people I've ever gone to the White House for people like me who are come from behind people people at the national media Wasn't given that much of a chance but then came into those early states. You have to win by your connection to people. You're really organized by your ability to convince people in town halls calls. Those are the people that have gone on to win in our party so love Joe Biden swarming into the United States Senate but to exclude from the stage. People people are different people that don't have the money or the popularity or the name recognition and not even. Give them a chance to make their case When we clearly see the last person to make the debate stages somebody's he's been spending tens of millions of dollars on TV? Trust me if I had that money we would be on the debate stage and and so that's problematic that the party that saying we want to get big money out of politics. The party that saying that we think there's too much of an influence of concentrated wealth to create a system that can be so easily hacked by it Senator Booker and I talked two bunch more. We talked about his campaign and whether his message of Love was really the right one for this moment and a lot of the conversation feels kind of moot now that he's dropped up but what he said about polling and the new rules imposed by the DNC struck a chord. So I asked vox is Ellen Nelson if there's truth to it. She's been covering this election season most recently from new you answer and we started with a simple question is he right. I mean in a sense he is. I mean it's kind of ironic because basically DNC chair. Tom Perez kind of. You've had this job of trying to figure out how to try to give everybody a fair shake or appear to give everybody a fair shake on the debate stage. There were twenty candidates running at that point it was Janus. I mean this was back when we were having two different debate nights because we literally couldn't get everybody on a single stage in one night so they came came up with these new requirements. That booker is talking about that. Folks would have to make a pulling requirements and this could either be a certain percentage in national polls or for a certain percentage in a number of qualifying early state. Polls so polls in Iowa New Hampshire Nevada and South Carolina and then additionally you would have to you have a fundraising threshold that you met and rather than just being a lump sum that you had to meet you also had to have a certain number of of donations A threshold of donations. That you met Peres told me in an interview back in the spring. This was supposed to be a way to respond to the party's grassroots to make sure sure that the grass roots were included and to try to be more inclusive of candidates and responsive to the grassroots of the Party and what booker is saying hanging that this did the opposite that sort of these thresholds that increased each time. There is a new debate. There's debates every month each it's time these thresholds increased kind of kept winnowing down the fields. which is sort of what the DNC designed to do but at the same time it shut out these candidates? Let's that were pulling low. Who really needed to make the debate stage for people to get exposed to them in addition to their early state campaigning? So it was sort of almost like the debates became these many primaries themselves and we kept sort of seeing people drop out after they failed to to qualify to make the debate thresholds and we should note that the fields now twelve but only six made the stage last night. Yes exactly Senator Booker. An Andrew Yang both met the donor threshold for last night's debate but their poll numbers are what kept him off stage. But these are certainly two candidates voters like. Is there something that the polls are missing or even getting wrong by chance. I don't think that the polls are necessarily wrong. I I just think that it's part of a really tough situation of still being in a a pretty massive field having so much focus. Sp on the the forefront runners at this point who are all white you know. We're talking about Biden Warren Sanders and Buddha judge but I think that it is a combination the nation of the size of the field and sort of struggling to break through these debate requirements and then also the fact that people in the early states. That booker is talking about you. Know the ones that he was sort of trying to rest his campaign with to do well in Iowa. Barack Obama did well in Iowa. A lot of people are are sort of worried about this electability question and so a lot of people are I feel like becoming a little bit more risk averse than they might have been in past elections because there's there's sort of this specter of a general election with Donald Trump looming over all of this and everybody is well aware that whoever they pick you know could be the democratic radic nominee. That person is going to have to go up against trump. And so when you're sort of caught in this loop this kind of feedback loop of like low-polling and not getting on the debate bates stage so you're not getting the exposure voters that I have talked to you in New Hampshire definitely start to take notice and I have heard with folks like booker Sometimes sometimes with Amy Klobuchar who wasn't debate stage last night. You know. I really like that candidate. They really speak to me. I think they're really smart. I think they're really great eight but they're not pulling well which makes me think that other people don't like them and that makes me nervous because we need to have somebody that everybody likes to a defeat. Donald Trump. What is it about a booker or a Kamla Harris or a Hooligan Castro? That didn't strike a chord. The way say mayor. Pete did well. You have to remember that. So that the order of the early states I mean there are four in total but Iowa goes first. New New Hampshire goes second and these are the two most white states. Like New Hampshire is like ninety percent totally white people apple. Iowa's something around like eighty five and I think that is tough. I mean Barack Obama kind of had this electricity in two thousand eight where he was able a to to do really well in Iowa but I think this time around not to say that a booker and Harris were polling super well in South Carolina. Because I think that the the polls there showed that folks like Joe Biden Bernie Sanders two white candidates where we're doing better among African American voters in South Carolina's well but the fact is is that in in order to do well in Nevada and South Carolina. You I have to do well in Iowa New Hampshire which are two overwhelmingly white states. So you're you're you're meeting a lot of older white voters and I think a lot of these folks that I've talked to New Hampshire when they look back at what went wrong in two thousand sixteen. They're really focused. On sort of this idea of arrest belt working class white voters that didn't turn out for Hillary Clinton and voted with Donald Trump. And I think that they are sort of more anxious about what that person has to think in the twenty twenty general election. Then say you know a block voter in in Michigan. Who didn't didn't turn out or a black voter in the south who didn't turn out there? They're kind of worried about other white people. Okay GEICO field is looking a lot less diverse. But there's at least still to women who are on the stage during last night's debate right and it's like anyone sitting around asking whether whether a woman can be president trump right right on today explained.

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"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

Bodega Boys

01:58 min | 9 months ago

"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

"My butt call pop back confused. She's crazy cory booker. Blue Kiss it say concert up around acting Outta Love Cory Booker. Curve Cory Booker ever was just like fuck this. This is wanted to be the wall going it was I like. Oh Shit is a hot take cory. Booker is the polar opposite of Chris. Daughter remember him got a cop that was killing big the cops put them in a house and murders him with fire. A movie right there for a right that to Joe. Let's let's get it. Oh Shit you might have done something to you go do you go. You know somebody off with toys a movie with Michael. Douglas was a falling down. We as nervous breakdown. Got All the gods of Your Business Attire. Whatever they just went to the store and then the dude in the store was just calling him like all types? Laura's we gotta do that Cory Booker and he's just come back from a debate or some shit he's mad about his poll. Numbers Shit drove a base like the backgrounds g think corey creeping up. We gotta do Jordan Peele so you got to like take us on popular and like make a weird like it's not people love I res like `Hogra summer like no so like cory booker is coming in like. Oh what are you doing here Corey. I'm here Corey. put-down arrived gory gory. Brexit delays Dawson stopping people. It wasn't she.

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"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

Bodega Boys

01:58 min | 9 months ago

"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

"My butt call pop back confused. She's crazy cory booker. Blue Kiss it say concert up around acting Outta Love Cory Booker. Curve Cory Booker ever was just like fuck this. This is wanted to be the wall going it was I like. Oh Shit is a hot take cory. Booker is the polar opposite of Chris. Daughter remember him got a cop that was killing big the cops put them in a house and murders him with fire. A movie right there for a right that to Joe. Let's let's get it. Oh Shit you might have done something to you go do you go. You know somebody off with toys a movie with Michael. Douglas was a falling down. We as nervous breakdown. Got All the gods of Your Business Attire. Whatever they just went to the store and then the dude in the store was just calling him like all types? Laura's we gotta do that Cory Booker and he's just come back from a debate or some shit he's mad about his poll. Numbers Shit drove a base like the backgrounds g think corey creeping up. We gotta do Jordan Peele so you got to like take us on popular and like make a weird like it's not people love I res like `Hogra summer like no so like cory booker is coming in like. Oh what are you doing here Corey. I'm here Corey. put-down arrived gory gory. Brexit delays Dawson stopping people. It wasn't she.

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"booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

09:36 min | 10 months ago

"booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Activists wanted and so he started kind of trying to change. He tried to kind of change his image before for he went to the Senate and then when he was elected to the Senate he said I'm going to make Criminal Justice reform my big issue. That's going to be that. That's going to v micro shade and to his credit and this is a big part of why I like him as a politician for all of his faults. He's follow through on that. He stuck with it. You stuck with it when I first I came to Washington Chuck Grassley speaking out against our efforts to reform. Now he's joined with us. This is not a left right issue Democrat. This is really an American movement. That's is beginning to happen. It's really promising when you have the coke brothers supporting this Newt Gingrich Guiding Grover Norquist. Very well known. Republicans are really outsing week. This system is just not fair. He spent a lot of time working across the aisle trying to come up with bipartisan bills. Guys like Mike Lee From Utah or Rand Paul from Kentucky you start working these guys come up with bill could conceivably pass and then he eventually did play a role in helping to craft and lobby for and Marshal support for this. This thing called the first step act that was passed into law. That Dontrelle Seimas in office. Yeah for the first time in over a decade. Republicans and Democrats came together to enact commonsense reforms that are intended to make our criminal justice system. More fair the first step axe led to the release of thousands of nonviolent federal prisoners. Can we do more yes This legislation is the product of compromise. This legislation is just one step in the right direction but if so he was the most important criminal justice reform years and he played a role in that he played from all reports. That I've seen an important role in that. What's interesting about how you present the criminal justice reform? I think is that you talk about it as a personal crusade for him because Bernie and Elizabeth Warren they have personal nor Crusades. Yes they're on here and so does booker. But the other moderates don't really yes. It's hard to say what like butchers personal crusade at this point right like he started off his campaign by going on as clients podcast and talking about the need to make fundamental democratic institutional additional reform which got a lot of people like excited about adding states and changing the electoral college and getting rid of the filibuster and reforming the Supreme Court even and just the higher higher. He's gone in the polls and the more successful he's become the further. He has gone from that stuff. He's kind of dropped it for me. He's still talks about it and then but it's not at the center of his campaign and there's been some I'm reporting that he's de-emphasized it because of donors Just really discouraging and then Biden. I mean what's Biden's crusade other than he's wanted to be present for a really long time time a really really long time and kind of make America peaceable again must make America chill again. I don't Oh now and booker you know. The love thing is corny. I believe this is his campaign slogan. Yeah can't leave the people if you don't love the people. All of the Booker Booker really does love people. I think he genuinely believes at this point in criminal justice reform and someone's big ideas are also about just racial justice more broadly economic racial justice. This idea called baby bonds which I described as the closest thing. Anyone suggest to reparations. It's this idea that you give every kid who is born a savings account and then every year the government will put some money into it or at least under certain income. They'll put some money into it. And then the poorer you are the more you get from the government and then when you turn eighteen you can use that money for education or buying a house or some sort of investment investment activity right. The idea is to close the wealth gap between the rich and poor but because the way because of the breakdown income and wealth by Race I. It's a big boost. WHO's to black kids? And so if depending how you measure it. It goes a long way to closing the wealth gap at the median. it's an interesting idea and it's an it's been floating around around for a while and he embraced that he's also he's also done some edgier things these talked about restoring funding to Tanith better known as Welfare and actually increasing food stamp funding which might be why some people have trouble thinking of him as a moderate because he he does talk about these issues like racial justice and building up the welfare state in a way that classic classic moderates don't but I still slot him in there because he doesn't go for really the full bore. left-wing left wing ideas like pushing for Medicare for all now though source of institutional forms like eliminating the filibuster. I mean he has no health care plan and that we can see he actually has. He has not much I as a healthcare writer. I should be more offended by that that I am but but I think you think there's kind of honesty there. I mean there is because like in the end the congress is going to be the only writes it right and he's he's sort of admitting he's he said I think Medicare for all is a good goal. We're not GONNA do it anytime soon. We're not taking hundred fifty million people's private insurance away in one fell swoop because people would freak out. Let's let's work on making reforms. That are more doable. You said that you personally are not gonNa vote for Cory Booker. I Yeah I mean I'm I'm probably GONNA vote for war and a Bernie but you know if booker if it. Let's put this way if Warren and Bernie were weren't there I would definitely pick booker. He's your number three. He's my number three he's my he's my first choice. Moderate which might just mean. He's the left most that realistically that might just mean he's the left most moderate but I think the the more charitable him to say is that he's the moderate who actually has some sort of vision for what he wants to do with the presidency. That isn't just check. The ambitions for of leftists or just be president so why. Write this article though. We're arguing for moderates to take another look at Booker. Why not write something trying to convince them to look at Warren or Bernie? Yeah I mean. There's an argument that maybe I should spend much energy pushing for the candidates who I personally love but I still think that there are people out there who who are turned off by by Sander's insistence on on single payer or his his rhetorical commitment to Democratic Socialism. Even if he really is pushing going for is mostly sort of new deal. Actual new deal liberalism. Let's leave that aside. You know and there are people who are queasy about Warren for one razor razer another lately. I've been questioning some of her political instincts. I think she's I think four days at a five. She's like a fantastic politician. She's like a pitcher with a a to winnow. Era and then on the fifth day she just gives up seven runs just like mess up on like the native American heritage thing or Medicare for all things she she is a habit of of kind of these big stumbles. That you don't necessarily see coming That's a little disconcerting to me so so if people are looking for a someone who who was never committed themselves really wholeheartedly to passing Medicare for all for instance or isn't talking about Revolution Booker's a good option and after you wrote this novel a couple of New York magazine. Writers looked around the idea or like Cory Booker said. Hey Hey Jordan Weisman over. Its slate things. We should look cory booker. Why aren't we looking at Cory Booker? And I thought it was really interesting. The place they landed was that they I agree with you. Essentially except they said Cory Booker has not demonstrated his electability. Yeah that's his big challenge. The same we're talking about. The women not demonstrating their electability. Yeah it's this huge problem. It's the Biden problem right. There's a cliche at this point. I don't know if it's true but it's sort of the conventional journalism that black voters want some proof that white people will also vote for their candidate before they commit commit. Yeah but and that's what happened to Obama. All right. He won in Iowa and up until that moment he'd been having trouble getting traction with black voters and then after that they show he can also win white voters okay. He's our guy too and with cory booker. You same with Paul hairs to some extent you would assume that there's some constituency in the black community and Biden has just sucked up those votes in South Carolina Biden is the third candidate for the black community. So you know he can't break through to what would seem like his natural constituency fiction C.. And he's not breaking in Iowa yet where people seem to be falling in love with Pete. So it's like where where. Where does he have breakthrough moment? And it's not clear I mean it's electric bill. Anything is hard because it's it's all about race a lot of it is. Yeah I mean the catch twenty two almost for our Democrat or win the Democratic nomination. You have to black voters between black voters. You have to convince Winston that you can also win white voters and for White voters. You have to convince them that you're electable. It's tricky Jordan Weisman. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks Jordan Weisman is slates senior business and economics correspondent. And that's the show. What next produced by Mary? Wilson Jason De Leon Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers things listening. I'm Mary Harris. I will talk to you tomorrow..

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"booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

02:28 min | 10 months ago

"booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Quick heads up here at the top is episodes with Jordan Weisman. He pretty much always gets salty on this show. So you've been warned at this point in the Democratic primary. I gotTa tell you I was not expecting. I think more candidates I was like this clown car is full. Nope no they wanted to get sleep Jordan Weisman into the studio to talk democratic politics with me because both of us were kind of baffled by this moment I on. CBS This morning. The the newest Democrat who wants to take on president trump next fall all of a sudden we have Mike Bloomberg coming out of the woodwork. We've got divall Patrick. Former governor of Massachusetts decided is key. You know if you can break through if you don't get out there and try everyone's just rolling up in here. Why the hell not the Democratic presidential field it simultaneously expanding and contracting just yesterday Montana Governor Steve Bullock dropped out of the race while at the same time former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg spent thirty one million dollars to jump into it pumping out of flashy new ad campaign? Why Bloomberg for President Jobs Creator leader? problem-solver it's going to take all three to build back country. Thirty one million bucks is the most. Any candidate has spent on a single week of advertising. Ever by the way and the weirdest part of all this on the whole if you look at polling Democrats are pretty happy with their lineup. They you know they see the big for which is right now Bernie Warren Biden Yeah that's a pretty good slate of candidates. And that's that's that's that's where we're were content but someone is insult slow you really. Yeah there's this. There's this elite moderate sense that there's gap. There's this gap among the candidates that there is no great moderate. Hope out there. Maybe this is you looking from candidate to candidate thinking. This one's too young. This one's too old that one over there. They're you're just too much and if this is you Jordan's got a very simple question for you one. He can't stop asking himself. Why why? Why doesn't anyone like Cory Booker?.

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"booker" Discussed on Notsam Wrestling

Notsam Wrestling

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on Notsam Wrestling

"Today on that same wrestling booker t's joining us to talk about wrestling in a social media age the younger guys treat the legends plus. We talk about everything that went down Ron on smackdown. We talk about Joey Ryan racking up youtube views a dubs come into T._v.. This is not saying wrestling is introducing your host from New York here is oh it feels good to be back in the not Sam studio welcome to not Sam Wrestling doing what show let us show. We Have Booker T. on today's show booker. T. is so much fun to talk to because not only is he a legend with like this amazing career to reflect on but he also stays so up to date with everything that's going on and always has an opinion on everything that's going on it it just so fun to unpack what's going on in this world of wrestling with Booker T and we're going to do just that here today. I'm not saying wrestling. We are back thankfully in the Nazi A._M.. Studio on U._S. soil once again although Montreal was a blast and hopefully this week with no technical legal issues. I know a lot and I mean a lot of you had trouble downloading the podcast on Thursday last week. I apologized for that. There was a technical glitch and ah the youtube feed worked. The soundcloud feed worked the not Sam Dot com feed worked all that stuff those are all sources you can get the podcast for free and it shouldn't have of any technical issues ever any week you know I hate to be a show for the shells but the Patriot feed also no issues and that comes out Wednesday afternoon evening so if you want the podcast early you WanNa make sure you get it on time. You don't have.

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"booker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"A lot of questions from our listeners senator cory booker kerry on twitter asks do you support bernie sanders plan to cancel all student loan debt wire why not well look we have eight massive crisis in in education and they they crippling debt it's so many children are are young people are facing is affecting life decisions it is i think competitively flee hurting us cause other nations now germany's zero the four percent a median income college canada sixty seven percent in the united states between fifty and sixty percent of median income and that's why i am sponsoring bills do everything from debt free college to also believing that we should end the profiteering that the federal government does off the backs of folks but i don't believe we should cancel unilaterally all debt 'em i think that a it is a extremely costly a it's canceling debt for people that are of higher income brackets are going into jobs a you know whether they're large corporate jobs wall street jobs are gonna give them the ability to pay back their money why would we use are money cancelled their debt when we we should be doing is is having plants help the folks who really need it in cancelled the debt for public schoolteachers for public defenders people going into public service provisions doing things to help people a and i have a plan to help people build adjust interest rates to make a their college loans a lot more affordable and to reduce their costa payments but some of the plants i see out there that are sort of indiscriminate a i think they're giving would end up giving a lot of money a lot of money to wealthy people you just don't need it and a lot of questions for you about immigration and gun control and prescription drug prices a lot of our listeners are winning on the phones i just have a minute or so before the break though senator cory booker i guess i wonder about these two different breeds of democratic candidates that seemed to be out there this season the feisty progressives like alexandria ocasio cortez in the let's make nice democrats like joe biden for example i'm curious to you remind what brand does the country needs right now what do you think democrats can offer what is this country need as far as that personality in to to put forth in this country well first of all i let's stay away from these broad based labels 'em as he only person in the united states senate lives in low income below the poverty line black and brown community 'em a lot of your listeners right now just feel a sense of urgency dissatisfaction and even anger about what's happening to our society as a whole hour folks who play by the rules get hurt where you know i live in a neighborhood where kids drink out of plastic bottles in their schools because we have a nation with so many more three thousand kids have a higher rates of a club lead poisoning in their blood in flint michigan we just need people with a sense of urgency and bring this country together to solve problems and that's the kind of leader i tend to be the bill unite are party and other americans to be urgent cours of justice were speaking with senator cory booker about his bid for the democratic presidential nomination in you could join the conversation listeners is here pick what resonates freeview in his message his life story will be back after the break with senator cory booker i'm jane place in this is on point support for this npr podcast comes from spectacular failures

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"booker" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast

Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast

"Because now everything listening knows that if you ever in the future, see Booker T and a wrestling ring, you have to know the no matter what is face looks. Like, no matter what his actions tell you. No matter what's going on. He doesn't wanna be there. He does Booker T does not want to be there. So I hope that's not from not just saying that he's a bit. I right. I I'm really not about just saying that. I mean, this all my guys have been trying to talk me back into the ring for a long time. We want you to do it. And I'm like, I just can't. But now have a reason right. We're using actually go out there and do it. You know, I'm I'm I'm going out there and facing literally wrecked Andrews this kid surprise. He's literally one of the best. The business is going to get a chance to see her in the future. This guy's going to have a hell of a career in the w that the I'm gonna just go out on a limb and say this kid's gonna have a hell of a career. But but for me to get my hands on the first testaments exactly how good he really is. You know, it's gonna be a pleasure for me come Saturday night. So, you know, I always come at you from the fan perspective whether into when we're talking whether it's on the kickoff shows, no matter where we because that's my perspective. That's all I know. And I'll tell you as a fan. When I think other fans are going to see when they're watching. This is not only get to see you not only get to see wrecks. But there's this idea in the back of all our heads that we're looking at the calendar. And we know it's that time of the year. We know that it's the it's the middle of January right and Booker TA is wrestling for the first time in four years. So in my mind, and I think in a lot of fans minds, we've got this picture of Vince McMahon hearing about the fact that this match happening 'cause you know, that Vince knows this matches happening hearing about the fact. Yeah. And hearing about this and going, you know book, we got the Royal rumble. We need a number twenty two in this Royal rumble match get your answering that ran we need your body. We need you in the rumble. What have you get the call? And Vince says look it's not a match. I know I know you don't want to have another match. You don't have to have another match. But number twenty two is wide open. We need it. We need Booker T in the rumble this year. Hey, you know, what an invitation to the rumble? I it's not something that you can turn down. Okay. You know? I just not like going out and having a singles match or anything like that. But you know, if I was to slip on a banana peel by you know, by the grace of God by somehow it win the on ramp. Right. I say I could set my set up self up for big downfall. Because that's how I was gonna say with your luck. It would be down to like Booker T and Johnson and Seth Rollins CNN. Seth Rollins eliminate each other and book is left in the main event of wrestlemainia beco- to. Roster..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

04:18 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"You know how those tables are. You never know what they're gonna do. What happened was when I, when I flat backed on that table, I just skipped off like someone skimming rock off a surface of a pond, right? And when I did my lower back, hit the legs of one of those announcers chairs, you know, with all the padding on them. So it's a heavy duty cheer. So what happened was broken three transverse processes in my back. Don't seem to stick out all three of them just snapped over. So my hand was never broken. Brokos three bones in my back, and I went to back and man. I was like. Wouldn't anew did. It was the way the both went. And so you put me perfect on the table. I just skipped off, but I had broken three moans in my back and I kept telling the guys, I said, listen, man, I said there's something wrong with my Bax gotta be broke is when they took me to the hospital. Whereas that night I went, I went home. I can't remember. And I got x Ray one, eight intern x Ray machine of high enough say, couldn't see. They said menu, fine. And I said, I'm telling you manage some Roma back. So what the San Antonio when I was living and sure enough. I go in turn x Ray up to a proper damn whatever setting for my girth and said, I got good news and bad news and said, the bad news is you broke through the transverse processes in your back. But the good news is when a fold over wages leave them, I get. So we're not gonna fix it. They'll just he'll up and you'll be fine. So then from from that day forward started going back to TV. There would be a doctor waiting for. Me and aggressive room before every show. And this is this is kind of leading into when I started doing a lot of the comedy stuff with card angle because the doctor would be an air. We made a bathroom. I'd have sixty milligrams a tour doll shot my ass now toward all as a non. It's a pain blocker. Yes, non narcotic pain blocker, but it works like a mug. It's just like a miracle drug. So before the shows every show on a road of working to tag, whatever until my back you up, someone was shooting me Fulla toward all. And that's why started doing those communists was Kurt because I couldn't get no heat because I was hurt. I couldn't do that. Do anything. That. Never do that. You never know. You never brought my hand. And when you put me through the table, it wasn't your fault. I hit the table skipped off. It was just a fluke that my back. What about if I remember. I don't remember hold out of stuff you know about wrestling wrestling spots. I remember that night vividly. I remember going over that and they told me, okay, what's going to happen is I remember going over, you're going to move everything paint. Take the TD's out. Take the top of and none of that was done and whom I, all of that stuff was still. So when you landed, you led to ride on the little top part which shouldn't have been there. And I thought those TV should've been removed as well. And and and that's what I remember to that to this day. Man, we've never talked about that, and I've heard several Stewart, Bruce, that story. But I do remember hearing JR tell this story that you just see, and that's the first time I ever heard about it. So that's just want to hear from you man. Always wondered about that. I know and I love Bruce Prichard any helped me out tremendously when I was in WWE. But that's, that's not the correct story. And Bruce premier storytelling. You know, he grew up watching Houston wrestling, just Like like you. that. That's the problem. I think that's the problem. Bruce, trying to get some material was. Controversy creates cash Booker by he's got the story. Bruce was a great storyteller. I could send him a good friend, but no, he had the story around. It was my back and it was never know he with you and me because I'll start seeing some Twitter stuff year to go whatever it was. Be carrying bags and shit like this. And like now that goal shit, that never happened. You never had no heat, and that's that was a damn truth. To get it. I do that myself..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:55 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"That's, that's. That's what's the problem with you. See, when you say a free agent, you maintenance contract with Europe. She is up because, you know, he redeemed that one law. She had a hell of an outing. What about a month to ago had a great fight. He was very aggressive. He's a good looking kid, a body like a Greek God. I mean, you know, he's opposed to boil of one of fighters that you want to be able to highlight. He's not what the USC right now. Awesome. Big. See right now right now he's right now. He's talking Belot or right now he's talking one AFC right now he's talking about, you know, guys out there getting paid. He's he's. He's actually said, and I quote, he's talked to a lot of his friends out the organizations making way more money that he's making right now, or we're guys start talking like that openly. It mean a man, some when guys in that going through that this, this is my point right here Steve. When when guys going out there talking about money when they're going out there over and fighting it, that at that level is a problem. When you hear guys at the end of the night, say, man, I met, I'm I'm wishing and hoping I'll get that fifty thousand dollar bonus. I could really use it. You know how many top professional wrestlers like yourself and I have you been have been word about a fifty thousand dollar bonus. Right? I many, not too many. Exactly my point because we're, we professional wrestlers we go out there and we work out, but you know, but we get paid very well. You know what we do. We gotta do a view week. We're not talking about, you know how much money you work at intimate event. Wrestlemainia. You ain't got to go talk about how much whether you made happy, happy, man. You know when these guys go out and they and they work in the main event and they still talk about they hoping to get a bonus tonight. That is a problem. Yes. Interesting. But I mean, it's always like I can understand the final night and warning that. I mean, that's that's incentive. But I mean for for us, it was like man of you. Wanna pay per view saying it was the same thing every single night and how show, but more especially more on a pay per view setting. You want to have the best mash of the night. You want to steal the show, you know, vents, angle pay, you know, extra bonus. I mean, he couldn't depending on times the sentimental factor would overweigh the number factor that they scientifically used to come up with payoffs, some e could feasibly do that, but no, you weren't thinking, hey, I'm doing this for the bonus. I'm doing this because out of pride, I want to have the best match on the card. And when you have on that, when you set your sit when you set the table by having match after match to match its good and your characters over, you're setting yourself up for bigger paydays down the road. Exactly what I'm saying. You know, seem like you know, the reward would come there, you know, sooner or later you know. But when you hear fighters, you know, like a George saint-pierre you know, not wanna fight because of a money issue. You know, there's a problem. You know what I mean? We never, you know, guys that worked at a top level like us, you know, we, we never thought about, you know, you know, You know, will. well, if if we were making good money or not, we know we were making good money. We knew you know, our raw check on our action figures was gonna, you know, be, you know, really good, just just on that alone in a. But when I watch these guys go out there and you know and they fight their butt off and they think about, you know, you know, one more money or need more money because they gotta pay some deals. It's just a problem there. But these fighters mandate, they deserve more. And I think I think we should advocate why it's interesting because I don't know the base scale. I, I Don, I do. You do. Okay. I see. I know the pay scale for e. But here's the thing. You know, when you got in the business, you can learn how to be a great mechanic..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

02:56 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"I've been training for this this. This is a moment that I've been. I've been relishing for for a long time, but I knew what my job was that night was go out there and bump all of those guys make them look, make them shine like new money doing. I get back to go like jet. You did a good job. You know what I mean? So I was trained to know what the test was in order to go out there and pass the test. Even, you know, when I first got in the Debussy well, from watching the movies that you wash that we're going to get through some images for second. But when watching the movies that you're watching working with Scott, Casey and Ivan punch q., who is a showman, like who stress to you that you need to be strong as a character, not just a work or going through the motions, that character because I believe that go through the motions is one thing. But when you have that all encompassing character that people can buy into when you combine all those things, I think that's when you draw draw money and you sell tickets. You know, Steve, I think that's the reason why I'm still here. Today that that's why I'm still, you know, relevant, you know, because you know, I think as yourself, you know, it's never really been about my about me along this journey. I mean, of course you know, I, I've been reaping the benefits of it, but but it's always been about getting the script, you know, I mean, how many characters have you been? You know, and every time you got the script, you went out there and try to make it the best you possibly could. You know when stone cold Steve Austin came that that's the one that stuff of course, but all the all the time getting to that point you made made it the best you possibly could along the way. So for me, getting the roll man taking that role in answering that role and making it, you know what I wanted to be, no matter what it was. It was GI bro. You know, I mean, I was GI back the day in Dallas page, you tell the story of listening to goes, you know, everybody saw me in the mirror to go. What are you doing. I used to work for a living man. You know what I mean? I just have nothing and now up doing something of having flood. So I bought my brother told me my brother's TV's. They man gonna help you get a job. He say, only thing I'm asking you to do man. You don't make me look bad and they just do the job to the best of your ability. I don't care if it's tweets and floors. I don't care if it's washing, say, do the job to the best of your ability to what next comes alone. And he said, you could do that, man. I, I'm a help you he. That's what he told me when I came home from prison in and and I, I believe in that to this day man, every script that I've gotten, you know, I just went out and did the job becoming the world champion. That's not something that I, I went home and dreamed about or anything. I just wanted to go out and be the best guy on the car. Each every night was I was not, you know, not what's stop five. You doing the business or not, you know, to be, you know, I was going to try to..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"I don't know. A lot of times I could see when guys getting ready to go out and have a match when getting ready to glide form and play wrestler, you know, for me coming out of the turtle, that moment in time was frozen because I really believe in what I was getting ready to go out there and do. Dude, I agree with you hundred percent. When I was out there, it didn't matter whether it's promo weather's a match and it was. This was interesting thing, and I don't know how long it took for you to really find yourself as a character and a character that you told me believed in. It took me a while because I remember you know, in in US a. even in class and world championship wrestling in Atlanta, I was Steve Austin. I was stunning Steve Austin, but I didn't really know what that meant. All of a sudden when I kinda started getting up a come up in that stone cold idea and I turned into stone cold and I started growing in that character. And I was dude if I was to be a mess. And I believed that I could beat anybody's ass. I believe it was a hundred and twenty percents you now I was working, but I believed it and that to me is for me because I remember one time we'd ride down the road primetime Brian Lee was in the back. I was driving, Tom Ridge was riding shotgun, and he said, Steve, he goes, what's so stunning about stunning Steve and I. I didn't have an answer for him and he said, prime-time, because what's so primetime about Brian Lee. He didn't have an answer, but his stone cold, I had that answer ender the comfort to perform within that character. I was way better than that ring. When I was stone cold, then try and be something else because my mind my my mindset, my belief system was so that's all that it was a total shoot for me. Hello, did it take you come up with that same type of presentation or my answer. I'm gonna tell you man. Those karate movies that I that I watched, but when I was a kid, man, I always had that that when mindset because of the boss, you know, in all of those variety movies, you know that I watched the boss was, you know he was bad ass. You know, every time someone tested the boss, he showed how real e had to be with those guys. You know, all those, you know, you know, shaft, movies, I watch. You know what I mean? Rich Richard round. She was bad. Ass man. You know what I mean? Even take no shit off nobody. And and I would have to be like, like, SAF, you know what I mean? That's what can you dig it sucker came from, you know, you know me watching those movies and and just for me, I always do my role when I remember big invader guy wristed. So you know, my first pay per view in WCW. You know, with my first pay per view, I'm in the main event and big van Vader. He asks me, hey, man, you think you really ready for this. You know he was. He was shooting. He was really shooting because I was green and I go, oh yeah. Oh, yeah, I'm ready for that span. I've been. I've been..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"You know, I like you say, I love what the guy the door right now. These guys are unbelievable athletes, but the nowadays is, you know, you know, this is awesome. This is awesome. You know. And I, I love that Chan, you know what I mean? That's the that I want the whole arena. You know, saying, you know, by the end of the night, but but I, I want them to be saying it at the end of the night, not in my match, you know, because I need them. You know, like when I was wrestling stolen coast to Boston, I'm my heel. I need those fans whole tonight. He'd get me going that this is awesome for me just to Gordon jump on something and break something I need an investment. I need an emotional connection, and that's the difference between what we did and what the young guys do now at some of them do it as of late, I can honestly say, you know, Seth Rhonda's, man. I mean, this guy has been doing is, is this. Storytelling, man. I mean, it's like riding a great romance novel. That's how good at Rollins has gotten after the last, you know, six months to a year and I and I hope all of those guys, you know can fall into that same move because he's he's thinking about his body now because he's getting a little bit older. And I think that's one of the one of the things these guys are young and they don't realize until they get a little bit old. But as far as showmanship goes in because you can be a great worker because we've all known great workers who never got to that to that highest level that they should have gotten it. And I'm bring a classic point right now, Brad Armstrong, Brad Armstrong was one of the best workers have now the best worker and locker room, and it was universally respected. He could work American style, Japanese style, Lucia style. It didn't matter bracket work his ass off and as good as he was. He never got to that next level and if he could turn it on, like when that red red light on that camera zone like he couldn't in the locker room. Man, he'd have been the biggest Arna territory, but my point in in telling you that story was you're great athlete, and I guess you weren't your born with charisma, but also your showmanship. And if I'm not mistaken, believe you told me a story one time about you being a huge Bruce Lee fan and and black. Bruce Lee was instrumental because some of the stuff that you do the after affect was exactly what like Bruce Lee, if you just think he goes over and and chops a bunch of stuff up and he just going through the motions and it's cool. You can respect the ability, but dude, when he stopped a month, alkhanov city doing it faced and he's making all those. Those sounds tell me and buddy about how big of a. Bruce Lee was on, you tell people all the time and you never go to Awasa karate movie without here. Somebody Yale as always gonna be some of that. If that's in the movie is not a crate Garate move out or give the technologies, you know, Ryan, I, I was just watching you buy of the debt and the buy daily venoms just last night. And the thing is I watched these movies. A hundred times maybe a thousand a piece, but but the big is, you know, that's why I got my attainment from, you know, the boss, you know, every karate boss, you know he was bad ass. You could just walk up on, you know, you thought you, could you wonder how he became the boss? It was because he could kick everybody's ass. You know? So those stories, man, you know, my scissor kick, you know, coming from the best of the best, you know, you know the movie with Eric Roberts back in the day, you know, stuff like that, man, I, I was, you know, drawn in my sidekicks I always wanted to fly like a ninja, you know, ninjas could fly. You know what I mean? That thanking, you know, tell me brother, holy, his high as you can. You know what I mean? The number go up there getting, you know what I mean? And I would do it. You know, effortless. You know, sometime in in that's what wrestling is man. This embodiment. Of going out and making the fans feel like mad, would you put that suit on?.

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:51 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"You know, as for Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet going out and you know, creating and making the fans, you know, feel a certain way opposed to just watching it, you know, but so stock as he put the blooper and the thing about it was he was going to Dallas at the time and I know you broke in eighty nine, correct? Yup. Yup. And I'm Roque into bat actually. That's that's. That's actually ninety. You know, everybody always wanna put me in eighty nine and make me a little old. You know, even though social media they say, I'm fifty five. You know, I'm fifty three. Let's let's get the record straight right here. So goes the Walston Booker t. fifty three years old. But looking here check this out right here. Fifty three. Could do so, but broke and they may demanding my got my break in ninety two. Then WCW what was the deal with? Scott case you try to you? Because he was actually going to train me for period of time. I was going to work at Watkins motorise when I was working on a freight dock. And then I happened upon Scott, Casey, and we started talking. I wanted to get into the business, but then I guess you went off to Houston. And so all of a sudden Scott, Casey was known. We're going to train me because I didn't know where he went. So that's when I hooked up gentleman, Chris Adams because I saw his wrestling school commercial on TV and I went down there and it all worked out for him because you know, he put me in high profile angle because he was trying to push his school at five months after five months in the business down at Tennessee worked for a little bit and JJ sent me back. And that's when I turned and started working where Chris and he'll reason I was able to win rookie of the year in ninety was because I was in high profile Englewood gentleman, Chris Adams. And my training back in the day we did. We did the basic shit. We how to do some Tomlin drills. We learn how to take bumps and we did that over and over again. And they were just about twenty five or thirty of us in a class. We had one ring and we worked out one day a week and that was after the television Tabin. So it meant you know do end it Kristen him smart me up after five months before my first match going into Dallas born a toy to work with the world, famous frogmen Mandla blank and right in right before mother Filkin television tape. And that's when I find out the businesses at work. Now I knew something was up, but he wouldn't go smart me for nothing dude. Right before I went out there, we laid out a little bullshit match and referee. Tony Falk, who's good as go is trying to call me spots out there and we stunk out the joint as we always do when we was green. But Mike Wilson, but you don't, you know that. Oh yeah, but but what what did you training consist of? Got Casey. And I haven't post keep because it was more of a showman. He was a strong man. I could tell you. As for, let me let me tell you what happened to Scott. I, when he left him with the Texas plus get open restless school man, and it was like one of the most high profile wrestling schools you would ever, you know, wanna walk into at that time. I mean, it was plush, it was in the, you know, the south west side of town, you know, I mean, we had, you know, one wrestling ring on one side. On the other side, we have full wrestling mats. You know, we had televisions and video cameras, you know, watching us and stuff like that. I that. Slipped on the banana, peel, man and got some sponsors man, and they were all behind this thing and he has Scotman pay Scott, some good money to come up in him. You'll get the training and and that's how I got hooked up with Scott. Got, you know as far as what, what consisted of training, you know it was. I got lucky. I've been plus he was..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:44 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"Steve almost show new man. We rolling sound right here. Man, I'm three seventeen gimmick street. I'm talking with Booker t. WWE hall of Famer back in the day many, many years ago on a top five workers in the world all time. You remember when you pull that rib way back in the day and WCW and ho locker room. Got all stirred up about it. You know, especially regal. Regulate it. Doing back what bite me all the time. Stupid deal, but man, you know what? I believed it. You know, I believe it back then, man. I had to make myself believe it, man, locker room. You know, it was a lot of top flight talent, man, you know, like yourself, like Jericho, and you know so eighty. So many others men, and if I didn't do that and but but more importantly, though, Steve, I went out and backed it up a lot of times too man, I wouldn't not to work my ass off to be, you know, became we were talking about the down the telephone and man. I've been wanting to cash with you for years, but I always wanted to do it in person to talk about your career and everything like that. I've told so many stories over the past Dern podcast. I talk to Dallas page and the storm when he was trying to knock me out and we never got sit down and person I'd cast and I called you the other day and health man. We just gotta do one over Skype and we started talking about him in me, and I didn't really know that you were a huge fan. When did you first start watching a bit. A bit of fast day when Mazuz vice graciously but you know, when you called me a call of God, you know what I'm saying? This Booker t.. This Booker t.. No, man. I go back to the hottest Gracie days, man, you know the shamrock you know the, you know, the ultimate warriors, man, the gladiators of the sport, man. Those guys, you know, I've been intrigued low time about it. I'm advocate for those fighters too, because you know those guys, they work their butts off man, and you know the money, they get paid. I'm pushing for more money for those guys, man because they through warriors and at the end of the day, man, they need to be taken care of. And when you is coming up in this pro wrestling, I'm sure you've had a lot of guys ask you just because you're physicality your look. You only spend a lot of time in a gym, but people always ask me said, hey, man, you love him. How do you think you an affair and if you've got in it, if you would have got it, how do you think you would have fared you? I honestly don't know, man, because I we, you know, we're gonna be talking about, you know. No USC later on. But you know, in that game is about levels. You know, you could be great. You know, on the elementary school, you know, you know school yard, and then you get the high school guys beat you up. You you. You did you those guys in high school? They thought they were tough, and then they go to college and those guys get beat up those guys in college. They go to the pros and those and they go, wow, I thought it looks slower than it actually really is, you know, so fighting his levels man, and it's something that you got to embrace. You know most most most of the time you know from when you're little kid or from what you had a young age, just to say that way, man, when you first started in the business, you were trained by Scots, Casey and who else I went to school, but Scott, Casey, he was the guy with the blueprint my head as far as what wrestling was all about sports storytelling..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:29 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"California, by way of the broken SCO ranch basis, the Steve Austin show hill. Yeah, yeah. Now, here's Steve Austin. All right about it. We're going to Steve Allston. Joel. I'm coming to you from the main streets in Los Angeles, California. Today I'm sitting here three seventeen gimmick street. Got back from my trip to Nevada the broken score ranch. Two point zero, and today's guest on the show as my longtime friend guy known for Penn forever since the early nineties Birkir t. Booker t. and Amit way back and WCW we cross paths their new debit w. f. at turned Debbie and Booker t. as a very interesting life story. And I've been wanting to do a podcast with Booker t for years, and we've never been able to make it happen. I'm going to go down to Houston over the next couple of months, and we're going to talk in person about his life and his career today on the podcast, as it turns out after I call Booker t. a couple of months back are few weeks back, I found out that it was a huge fan and as a man. I've been wanting to break down some of the you have c. pay per views for a long time. I don't speak the technical language. I think bugger knows more than I do, but I said man edge. It'd be fun to wrestling gas, talk about UFC MMA so that you have to Twenty-eight pay per view just happened and and are talking about a couple of the fights were talking about some of the similarities between MMA and professional wrestling who's tougher the sacrifices promos fighting strategies. We're talking about everything. Man, we're talking about promos. All the similarities between pro wrestling and Emma may. So as a technical breakdown, like a UFC or Emma specialist would break down a fight, no man is to pro wrestler sitting there shooting the breeze about sport that they're both very passionate about. So I really enjoyed my conversation with Booker t I'm gonna head down to Houston, hopefully in the next upcoming few months. Months, and we're going to have a podcast about his life and his career. I'm looking forward to having a conversation with him today. Bear with us. We had a few sound of cultures early on in a podcast, a little bit of static and the net clears up. So just weather the storm with his just for a second book. Cotinine I get on the same page and shoot the breeze about all aspects of fighting pro wrestling, the pay per view itself and just shooting the breeze from two long time. Veterans who vote broken a business about the same time eighty nine nineteen ninety and mo- travelled many of the same roads together and ended up having a really low. Very good careers. Both ended up in a hall of fame and is gathered, always love working with. And we have so many laughs and good times together, but I'll be enjoyed this conversation is one of my favorite podcasts I've done in a long time. I'm going to keep this open short because this is a long conversation. We're dropping knowledge on some things pro wrestling. We're talking about some things in the UFC. They'd probably I'm not technical enough to talk about, but nonetheless, this is my conversation with Booker t. talking about everything under the sun wrestling. You have c. to twenty eight and all the other shit we talk about. But before we get to my conversation with Booker t. listen up sports bitten scene is currently hotter than it's ever been..

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