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Eric and John Zmirak Talk All Things Atheism

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:35 min | 7 months ago

Eric and John Zmirak Talk All Things Atheism

"I'm talking to John's Merrick. What more do you need to know? John, what's on your mind? Well, I was writing about the subject of atheism and of course I thought about your book and I wanted to write something about it. An argument that's always bothered me. And you sum it up very well in the book is atheism dead. But you don't go into the depth of refuting it because you can't do everything, okay? You talk about biblical archeology and cosmology and biology. Well, this is a piece of epistemology that the atheist consistently slipped past us in what I can only describe as a con game. And I've got a piece going live at stream called atheism is a con game like selling the Brooklyn Bridge, okay? Okay, now you're not kidding. You're being funny, but there are many things, look in my book by no means do I refute atheism at every pass. I'm just trying to make some points. But this point, which you make is very important to understand that what atheism is often atheists often say is simply not logical, even though they often say, we believe in logic. We believe in reason. So, okay, so talk about that a little bit more. Some of the most prominent atheists out there are what you would call materialists where they don't believe that the mind has any existence independent of the brain. The mind is simply the side effect of brain neurons firing. It's just a side effect. The way a shadow is a side effect of light. The shadow is not real. It's a side effect of light. Our feeling that we have a self that we have a mind that we have free will. All these things are illusions, created by the reality and the reality is neurons going ping ping showing each other in a chemical soup that is our brains that does not have access to truth with the capital T it's simply a device for a trousered ape to survive and reproduce. That's it. We emerged as a result of the random mutations and natural selection and there's nothing about our brain that reflects some greater truth. It's just a survival machine.

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Cultivating Place

Cultivating Place

08:36 min | 9 months ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Cultivating Place

"Out of your garden. In addition to the stem the the seed heads the beautiful silk sore That we all know in love from the milkweed. That's an incredibly valuable nesting material for for birds as well and so you know maybe thinking about cutback is that peo dolph singlehandedly made it cool not to cut back your garden and fall right. He showed americans that it was beautiful and acceptable to leave plants up in the fall and that is now for those of us. You are trying to do this work. That is like the accepted practice. But they're still this spring cleanup right. They're still this big process chopping everything down raking everything out putting in mold etc. And we're trying to figure out number one. Is that really necessary number two. Are there places where we cannot do that in the backs of beds right as by half. Yeah you've talked. I love this concept of this the care in public space or even in our home gardens. Describe that a little bit sure. So that's a phrase that. I learned from cuba where they also do this. Work and they Make sure that people understand and can read aesthetically that this is not neglect. That this that these more wild spaces that look like our natural look more like our our natural habitats the wild spaces that were fortunate to visit or live among that that this is an intentional aesthetic. So what they do in order to translate. That is to make sure that it's always edged really well if that's a hard edge of mulch if that's a mown lawn around a garden and just says that this this area is not neglected. It's actually cared for so we try and do that as well. We will mulch the first foot of a bed. The park entrances are not wild. Our our most formal air quotes around the word formal Sections of the park and they get mulched. They got everything right out mulched but where we can you know in the back of beds and areas where no one is ever gonna see. We've really try and let those areas be as undisturbed as possible because the reality is that the biggest disturbance in our gardens is often the well-meaning gardeners that we are in there. We are planting. we are reading. We're mulching we're doing all of this stuff and that's gonna change abed from a place where a bird might nest on the ground to place. Where a bird would never be able to do that. And so we're really trying to figure out to figure out those practices you this cutting back to eighteen inches for our you. Know thicker stemmed herbaceous. Perennials the leaving the seed heads on the not over mulching. The not over disturbing are there other techniques that you would offer out to listeners as being sort of common sense but maybe not common practice in gardens right now. I i remember in your talk. One of those. That really struck me was the cutting back of bunch grasses in the spring and to leave that skirt around them so that bumblebees Who liked to nest under those still have their cover which i'd never heard and it was like that it makes so much sense totally and that that's a fun one I think you know it started because we found this be just like incredibly rare Be bama service in our our park can. We were just absolutely really wanted to make sure that we were supporting it. And whatever capacity was founded on flowers. We wanted to find out where they were nesting and we never were able to actually find their nest. But we do that. The vast majority of bumblebees in the park. Nast at the base of bunch grasses and we're working with a marvelous Entomologist at the time to think about be habitat the park and so we looked at our practice looked at the cutback practice again and thought about a hibernating be in march and what they were doing and where they were and again how our garden practices interact with with those processes we thought okay normal cutback of bunch grass is to take something that has the leftover foliage of the grasp. You think about a panic. There's the foliage that kind of hangs down around the bunch. It's like a little skirt and then the old flowering stems shoot straight up and have the old seat heads on them and historically would make a nice little neat ball. And but when there's a bumblebee asleep down there you're cutting away their house and you're arguably stepping on them and so we realized could get the same look of care taken If we just cut off the top if we just cut it off and then oftentimes you would leave that material down the ground to actress unnatural. Mulch but with you i think a bunch grass is a perfect example of something that really does need cutback. You can't not cut back a bunch grass in environment. They will rot. They if they build up too much organic matter they will watch and also with a lot of them. Their fire adapted. Yeah and the. The dried material is there to catch on fire and public card. That's that's ecology you step that we cannot take at this point at least so we really do need to do that work again. How do we use our powers of observation to learn about the animals that are actively using the park and then adopt our gardening practices to it. It's it's really. It's a practice right. It's not like a bunch of rules that we can share on facebook. Although we do try to do that it's really a practice of observation. Caring obviously and getting to know every every garden is going to have a different wildlife community. And so it's just a practice of of watching who comes stalking them. Relentlessly identifying them we use naturalist. It's an amazing tool identifying them researching them and just watching and then experimenting to try and support them. Give me your five techniques that want every listener to consider adding to their gardens to increase. Systematics is a hard one. I mean there's a bunch of things that people are already doing right. There's planting native plants. And and so. I'm not going to include those because people already know that stuck leaving. The leaves is a really important one in most people know that one as well. But it's very very important Because there's so much of the wildlife that we are trying to invite into our live in that lee flare so that's number one number. Two i would say is a different view of integrated pest management or pests. In general we really invite in biology. And that's a strategy for keeping diseases and pests at bay we instead of trying to maintain a sterile environment which is a joke and impossible. We just invite everybody in and try and make it as healthy as possible for the organisms that we want to live in regards and then they are the organisms. Then keep the pests at-bats sort of like the difference between Antibiotics and probiotics. And we've seen over and over that even just just last week we have We have this goldfish population. In one of the wetlands. That is as a huge headache. And they you know. Eat frog eggs that we're trying to establish and we just had an ignorant come in and eat like most of the goldfish and so when you invite in biology. There's like a balanced happens and we'll see when you're there will be a japanese beetle. Boom and the next year. It's gone one year. There will be vi- burnham leaf beetle boom and the next year it's gone. Because we build up these populations of herbivores it allows the predators to then come in and keep them in check. So that's that would be number to be the ipm thing Number three. I think is really as i was saying earlier. Just cut back as little as possible. Disturb your gardens as little as possible. Do it on a rotation every other year. See if you can rotate sections that you do. There was a great study out of saint louis that looked at at pollinator abundance by Neighborhood and come and they found that the least amount of money that a neighborhood had more pollinators hot and that was.

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Cultivating Place

Cultivating Place

08:04 min | 9 months ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Cultivating Place

"Back now to our conversation with the director of horticulture at brooklyn bridge park. rebecca mc. Mackin the park is an ecological and ecosystems based park and garden constructed from the soil up on re purposed shopping peers on the east river in new york as we come back. Rebecca shares many specific examples of observations that the horticultural team have learned from. And which have led to far better ecological understanding and therefore to new horticultural techniques and practices. Girding as as an experiment. And if you're if you're not failing you aren't really trying and if you're not you know you're gonna kill some plans you're gonna make some mistakes. It's just part of the process. I think you know we. We are very much in the in the business of trying to invite invite in biology and invite in pollinators. Especially i have this. I have this not so secret. Goal of having this be is like a butterfly mecca. I want to bring back insane amounts of butterflies into brooklyn bridge park and to do that. We are planting just humongous amounts of of key plant species that will encourage butterflies the host plants for those butterflies and so over the last couple of years. I think this was. This was before covet so a couple of years ago. We were trying to get an vanessa butterflies. The american ladies painted ladies in the red admiral. And so we were planning their plants replanting anton area and annapolis and we brought them. We got them from really good nurseries and the antonio area that came in we made sure they did not have systemic insecticides if you buy a butterfly host plants and it has systemic insecticides like neo next the butterflies that come to your plan are literally going to die it is the most tragic thing that you can even buy them but we may ensure with the nursery that they didn't they didn't treat for with insecticides are with systemix and then we got the plants and thankfully one of the gardeners thought to test it and he put a caterpillar and one of the plants in it neatly died and it turned out that the nursery had treated the plans for strips and bat insecticide than of course transferred over to our butterflies. And so we just have learned now that it is very very necessary when we do this work just in constant communication with nurseries. Have things custom grown. Make sure and we're big so we can do that. But homeowners of course cannot and so you really do need to test an advocate and buy things from places that you know are as organic as you get so that's failure number one failure number two. Is that when we actually took the annapolis out into the park. We took it out in spring and we. We bought it through the mail enough. Louis we bought for the mail and we opened it up and just from nowhere. A cloud of butterflies emerged and just swamped swamped. The plants like literally right out of the box. We put them in the back of our little little truck and drove them down the greenway of the park and we had just like butterflies chasing the park of the truck. It was amazing and so we got him out. We put them in the groundwater them. And i was holding a plant as a butterfly was over positing on that just so ridiculous and amazing were charmed out of our minds and we planted the and the butterflies laid so many eggs and on the plants. They all hatched the caterpillars all eight the plants. They ate the plants all the way and they all died. It was tragic. I was like a devastation and so we learned from that horrible mistake not to plant those plants in the spring when the butterflies are actively reproducing in that way and now going forward. We're planting those in fall so it is very much you know. There's there are no best practices around this steph. All we can do is experiment and fail and succeed and then you know shifter practices and share that knowledge right but that is a best practice that you just demonstrated right there because you didn't then kill the the caterpillars that were eating the plant because you understood that those caterpillars we're going to be those laws and those butterflies and so you you try to hold yourself back in value. The process observed the process and say. Okay what did i learn from this. And how can i adjust to be a better part of this system. Instead of trying to control the system and i think that is a best practice that we as gardeners are really really trying to learn right now and it takes patience and it takes that critical thinking with your observation like what does that mean. That doesn't mean that they're trying to kill the plant. It means that we didn't have enough of a plant for the you know the number of caterpillars and even if it's defoliated that's the other thing if you wait a year you see that the plant didn't die it will re foliage but it it needs there needs to be enough of it so it can keep up with the needs of the in in. It's a supply and demand thing But but you learned that it's a supply and demand thing not a You know warfare in which one is yeah. Anyway it's it's fascinating. Yeah i think the only reason we're able to do this work as because the team is awesome and we have a bunch of really nerdy. There's wide diversity of people. Not everyone is a is an academic but there are quite a few You know ex. Academics who are who have degrees in ecology or just people who are very passionate about ecology so we have the people with the knowledge to do this work which is just really really incredible and they are very observant. And it's part of their job to to watch you know caterpillar behavior to let me know if they see a new species. That's interesting our new interaction. We have this one gardner. Pavel are wetland gardner on pure one and he has a wonderful wonderful garden that like a chain of ponds that have merged wetland plants as well as others and then just an abundance of wildlife and and he's an excellent excellent naturalist and so he recently. We've we've been thinking a lot about cutback cutback is this thing. We're like seriously interrogating. Why do we do it. How can we do better. We all know. Now thankfully that if you don't if you can cut plants to cut plants with a staff of one eighth of an inch to If you leave them up for eighteen inches they can get stem nesting bees and use them as habitat. That's wonderful. We've been doing that for years. What else can we do with cutback or not do cutback that really encourages. Wildlife bought still reads as a beautiful and cared for park. So we're always looking out for us. We're always looking out for pablo recently. Noticed that the redwing blackbird that just started nesting in his own in the wetlands which is really fortunate. It took years for them to come in and start nesting there. He saw one of them. Land on milkweed stunned had been cut to eighteen inches and start stripping the fibers off of and then flying away with it in order to build their nest and so i did some research and it turns out that milkweed stems of all species of milkweed. Are this really prized nest. Material they can get really good long strong fibers from the milkweed. And so knowing that you know why would you take this resource out of your garden. In addition to the stem the the seed heads the beautiful silk sore That we all know in love from the milkweed. That's an incredibly valuable nesting material for for birds as well and so you know maybe thinking about cutback is that peo dolph singlehandedly made it cool.

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

History That Doesn't Suck

04:05 min | 11 months ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

History That Doesn't Suck

08:04 min | 11 months ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

"He's right can be by july eighteen. Seventy eight the four. Massive cables are nearly done being installed. This is no small thing. The process requires looping each number eight gauge galvanized. Steel wire from the brooklyn anchorage to new york anchorage and back then bundling approximately three hundred of them into one strand is you may recall from anchorage explanation. It takes nineteen of these strands to form a one of the bridge. Four great cables to put that another way. Each great cable contains over five thousand individual wires. And if you ran each wire from end to end they would extend more than three thousand five hundred miles. It's taken over a year to get to this point. A months after a single wire snapped. It's been confirmed that. Jay lloyd hague is cheating the certification process and supplying that wire. This isn't the first time the bridge has suffered from greed. You might say greed birthday back in eighteen. Sixty seven brooklyn's state senator. Henry murphy was trying to get his bill for the bridge through the state legislature. He may or may not have relied on the illicit assistance of his fellow. democratic state. senator the grants of tammany hall and oso many other things new york. City's william m tweed large man and political power and physical size william or boss. Tweed in his tweed ring ran new york at the time. He had his finger in every pie at least two mistresses at the same time and us government contracts to siphon off a fortune for himself and his cronies basically just picture a bearded. Tony soprano elected office. That's boss tweed and it's possible brooklyn's esteemed state senator. Henry murphy made a deal with the devil to get the bridge through. Here's the thing. The bill henry murphy put forward in the state legislature called for three pools of investment to create the brooklyn bridge company. Three million dollars from brooklyn one point five mill from new york city and five hundred thousand from private investors brooklyn would come through. Henry's constituents one at the bridge in new york has a very companies and others who wouldn't benefit from or might even suffer with the construction of such bridge could prevail upon the city's common council not to appropriate funds. That could have been a real problem. Had boss tweeds influenced not come through but did the rotund new yorker tell his brother senator from brooklyn that a fifty five or sixty five thousand dollar bribe for the council. Could get this through and the real kicker because a bribe of this level is child's play to boss tweed did brooklyn contractor william kingsley. Not only deliver this bribe but have An understanding about gifting heavily discounted stock to the boss see. This doc is highly valuable because even though the lion share of cash raised comes from public funds the state law creating the brooklyn bridge company named after entity yet to sweet deal one that would entitle boss tweed to award lucrative inflated contracts to his friends if he held a significant amount of his private stock. It's gilded age politics at its finest. To what extent the brooklyn senator and contractor were involved will never know for sure all we can say without. A doubt is that boss. Tweed hands were filthier than the inside of a brooklyn bridge cason but the tweed ring came crashing down in eighteen. Seventy one and as his scandals came to light. The brooklyn bridge became tainted by sociation. Even as further legislation made the bridge a public rather than private endeavor. Boss tweed died in prison and april eighteen. Seventy eight only three months before washington. Roebling men confirmed shade. Lloyd hague's wire scam not to downplay boss tweet but the second scam isn't just greedy. It's life threatening. Thankfully are bedridden chief. Engineer took the precaution of designing these cables. To be six times stronger than necessary banking on washington's brilliance and wanting to keep things quiet. The bridges trustees merely make jay lloyd. Hey provide extra wire free of charge to strengthen the four gargantuan cables which are still completed only a few months later in october eighteen. Seventy eight and i hear you lloyd got off too easy but don't worry karma does get him only a few years later other acts of dishonesty will result in him breaking rocks. New york's famous scene prison. It's been a decade now. Since the construction of the bridge began to finally it's time to build the actual road. Steel ropes called suspenders. Provided by johnny roebling sons company incapable of bearing the weight of fifty tonnes each are hung along the fourth grade cables but fund shortages supply issues and the decision to add another thousand tons of steel. So the bridge can handle a train. All cause massive delays. The public grows upset eighteen eighty to about one year after all the floor. Beams have been installed some of the new politically inclined trustees who don't realize his value consider removing the physically absent she engineer. That doesn't play though. Emily roebling goes to a meeting of the american society of civil engineers and please washington's case she not only succeeds in gaining their public support and getting the troublesome trusties to back off. Emily also becomes the first woman to ever address this professional engineering organization. The process come may eighteen. Eighty three the brooklyn bridge is finally finished in emily history yet again she becomes the first person to ride in horse drawn carriage over the bridge alive rooster with her as a symbol of victory and leah's delighted as the horses klopp along workers applaud cheer and tip their hats and approval as the woman. Who's unquestionable value. Enroll in this bridges very existence passes by. It's now just past one thirty in the afternoon may twenty fourth. Eighteen eighty three. The weather is beautiful in today's the grand opening of the brooklyn bridge. Countless new yorkers crowd the streets broadway to city hall they clap and cheer as new york's gray and white uniform seventh regiment marches in perfect rhythm with its band twenty five. Carriages follow among these are to powerful politicians. Newly-elected new york governor grover. Cleveland and new york city's now beloved son the once vp unexpectedly elevated us president chester arthur. He ride to city hall park for the president exit carriage for here the governor and other dignitaries will continue on foot. What a site the bridge before them presents. Its massive double arched gothic towers jet into the sky. It's four enormous. Steel cables laced with vertical steel suspenders diagonal stays are practical. You had a work of art. The elevated pedestrian path is inviting into the sides of bridges. Cable cars thousands of spectators filled the carriage roads cannons fire and boats whistle as the president reaches the new york tower. At this point the seventh regiments band strikes up hailed the chief and the soldiers lined both sides of the path while chester arthur walks on brooklyn dignitaries meet him along the way following this ceremonial crossing and other celebrations continuing into the night when fireworks light up the sky fourteen years. That's how long it took to build the brooklyn bridge and at fifteen million dollars. It costs twice the amount expected. Then there's the lives. I detail those loss to cases disease but there were accidents as well from falling stone. Falling men estimated twenty seven workers died constructing the bridge it. How about the roebling family talk about sacrifice..

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

History That Doesn't Suck

07:32 min | 11 months ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

"Washington as a stranded teenage east river ferry passenger. So let me catch you up on. As i mentioned very briefly he was his father's protege. Frankly he's a bit more relaxed than his father and perhaps not quite the same level of visionary. But i'd still say. Washington is a brilliant shop off the old block. He has his father's sharp handsome features. Piercing is an ability to grow amazing beard. Like his old man. The second generation. German american studied engineering at one of the finest schools imaginable. The rensselaer polytechnic institute in troy new york washington prove capable officer during the civil war as well participating in eight battles including gettysburg and continued to hone his craft bit by building three bridges for the army. The were also brought him love washington his wife. Emily warn and officers ball. He and his dark-haired new york bride married in eighteen sixty five returning from the war. Colonel washington roebling threw himself right back into work with his father who is then completing the cincinnati covington bridge. John actually returned east shortly after its eighteen. Sixty six grand opening and left the finishing touches on this project to his son. Washington and emily then went to europe where in addition to visiting his ancestral home village. The german-american studied a new engineering development. That would be of great benefit while building the new york brooklyn bridge. It's called the pneumatic caisson. Swell on earth is this thing and how does it work. I think the easiest way to grasp caissons is to think back to that time in childhood when you submerged a cup. Upside down in water filled buckets seeing pool. Whatever and found that incredibly the cut didn't fill with water. It remained full of air and stat. The air exerted enough force or air pressure that the water couldn't into your cup until you compromise the air pressure by tilting the cup of course then it was game over now in. Your mind's eye replaced the cup with a similarly hollowed out but colossal rectangular structure. Yeah this is what our caissons look like and we'll use to them. Each will serve separately as the foundation for one of the bridges two towers focusing on one case in in our mental picture for the moment. Though let's add workers building stone tower on the floating case as the tower grows. Its weight will drive. The air filled wooden rectangle to the east rivers floor. Now give the case in pressurized shafts. Pipes that connect. It's air pocket to the surface which enables workers to enter and exit the underwater structures airfield bottomless cavity. Here they'll dig down and ask the piped-in more compressed air they'll also sender in rocks to the surface through pressurized water-filled shafts as the workers. Do this the caisson will descend deeper into the ground under the east river upon reaching sufficiently hard round beneath this illness title street. The workers will replace the now subterranean cases air smit leaving it to serve as a bridge towers permanent foundation. It's brilliant fat. Felt a bit abstract no worries. I'm sure you'll put together as we bear witness to washington roebling and his small army of experts and workers making this idea a reality on may third eighteen. Seventy half a dozen or so tugboats poll. It looks like a massive rectangular ship down the east river. This is our first case in or brooklyn casing as it sometimes called since it will be installed on the brooklyn side of the east river made mostly of wood. This cube like vessel measures one hundred sixty eight feet long and one hundred two feet wide and is fourteen point five feet tall. Unlike a ship though the case in solid on tob open on the bottom the air captured in its nine and a half cavities. What's keeping this thing afloat. She engineer washington roebling and half a dozen or so other stand on top of the flat raft cases deck. They beam with pride as well. They should ship-building firm. Web and bell has spent months crafting this case and they've already proven some naysayers wrong simply by getting on the water to take this short four mile voyage toward the east rivers. Fulton ferry slip. The next day they moved the brooklyn case in into its permanent position. It's the same spot. Where washington rowling's father received his ultimately oral foot injury but the ferry slip on which stood is now gone in. Its place is an underwater. Three sided wooden basin held in place by the basin. The air filled caisson touches. The bottom at low tide arises ride along with water line and high time in case is still too light to be submerged. That won't be the case for long though through most of the next two months hammer. Swing and concrete pours as workmen build up the cases roof from five timber courses to fifteen others are elongating. The wrought iron shafts connecting the top of the case into the airfield chambers below thus enabling workers to descend to the river bottom to dig and has these projects are completed in mid june masons began building tower on top of the case by lane and almost three ton block of limestone by the end of the month. The weight of the built up roof towers. I three layers of stone are so great case no longer rises at high tide. It rests firmly on the bottom of the east river. But that's enough about what's happening on the surface. Aren't you curious about the work that has been and is still going on low me to like the newspaper reporters and other visitors. Let's head down inside the brooklyn case in and see for ourselves. We start on top of the structure where three steam powered derricks move massive stones into place for the hard at it. Masons building the tower from here. We climb down a ladder into an open space in the towers middle. Now we descend again this time through a circular door in the floor which leads to an airlock. Once inside an attended shuts the overhead door pulled gino's noses he warns while turning grass handle steen engine produced. Compressed air rushes into the chamber. Did you hold your nose and blow if not your eardrums may feel like they're about to burst. The worst of this sensation soon passes though meanwhile the attendant watches a gauge on the wall. Once the air pressure in this chamber reads the same as the case and below he removes plate from the middle of the floor and once again we descend on an iron ladder very long passing through all fifteen layers of casing roofing iron ladder. It's almost other worldly. Surreal down here. The case in itself is split into six chambers with load bearing walls regardless of which chamber we enter the year is humid damp and dank breathing feels different. It's hard to describe. But you can't whistle or blow out a candle down here in your voices in high pitched. Oh and it's hot. I don't know what the temperature is right this second. But it's often over eighty degrees fahrenheit in this sweltering heat one hundred twenty sweat. Drenched workman for santa hawks. As these underground workers will come to be known down. The road looks like shadowy creatures as they dig and move about amid the.

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

History That Doesn't Suck

04:21 min | 11 months ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

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Trusting Yourself with Kay Lopez

Cafe con Pam Podcast

05:14 min | 1 year ago

Trusting Yourself with Kay Lopez

"K. Welcome to government palm thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited to be here and tastes space with you I'm excited. Let's dive in. Let's dive in. Tell us who these K- what's your heritage I am Mexican American first generation. My family is from automakers go first generation. So you were born here yet I was born in Houston Texas Houston Nice you've left in a lot of places. Yes. So I lived in New York New York. was really a five year. Plan. which turned into an eight year adventure and after the eight year mark I was like you know what it's time to move again. So the West Coast was calling at, it was time to make that big jump. So I've been jumping around coast to coast. Now let's talk about what made you decide to go to New York. It's so interesting because it kind of relates to what's happening now in terms of the economy recession and reading the happening. So when I graduated graduated during the recession. It was very difficult time to. New in my specific industry will for everyone just graduated in trying to build their career might track was very specific in communications and advertising and being in Texas. I was so limited to what roles rick available to me and I really needed to think about my career was a very hard decision to make need my family being the first in my family to say peace everybody. Being. The eldest in a female, it was hard but I needed and I really had this desire to accomplish my dreams career. Wise. So really wasn't planned in my head. I was like eventually I'm going to move to New York. So a friend invited me to her wedding. She was originally from Houston she moved to New York. She met someone amazing. She was you know having her wedding she sent me the invite and I went to the wedding and it was only supposed to be for the weekend. So I had obviously packed lightly and then the night before my fly I was the Brooklyn Bridge with a friend and I said you know what? I don't think I'm going back home. What girl your flight is like at five in the morning. Midnight where you talking about he's like, where are you going to stay and I was like you know what I think this is it. I think this is my moment and I miss my fly and I called my parents that five in the morning. So I literally woke them up my dad the phone and I could hear my mom and she was automatically like worried like who is it and why is she calling? So early like what's happening I was three in the morning. It was like around two o'clock So they automatically you know freaked out and I told my dad, you know he was just waking up so you could hear his yeezy could hear him like confused and he was like dusted. And I was like, Yeah Pa. Did limit that. Go Gin. And They Like I'll figure it out I. Think I'M GONNA. Have a few friends that I went to college with and I'm just into a little couch surfing and that's what I did and it was the craziest thing that I had ever done in my life that no one thought that I was boy to ever do because I was always you know I was sheltered and that was my journey to new. York was like, okay I'm here I'm going to go through this five years just build my resume and go back to my family five years turned into eight and you know that's really how I moved to New York it was just really wanting to reach my dreams and see how much I can accomplish on my own I. Love it after that phone call with your dad and your one suitcase. So you bounced couch served all that stuff. So because if people are listening there like you know I want to take off and like just do it right especially in the middle of a recession. What was the first thing you did? Well to prepare for that was I created a list of all the places that I wanted to work at. So I already had like a vision in terms of like, okay. Where these are the companies I'm going to fight to make sure that I was prepared in terms of like my portfolio examples I only had one internship when I. Finished College. So I didn't have too much like actual work to show at a lot of like comps in examples of what I could create but I had a strong portfolio might professor reviewed all of that I had resume that again, my professors have looked at and I had that list at working list of like, okay. These are the companies that I'm going to hit up and. I that's exactly what I had with me. I didn't have a lot of money had four thousand dollars to my name and anyone who has been to New York or knows New York that's nothing. Right while name that is not and it was you know sitting at McDonald's and eating the dollar menu the cheeseburgers in the coffees in sitting there with my notebook in my laptop my. Old Laptop in like scratching now, agencies that I had a I to like motivating myself every day on top of the pressure like my parents constantly calling checking in on me and wanted to know my progress was

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Cold rehearsal halls and those dank basement theatres. I am all powerful. I trust my instincts. I make big choices. I surprised the hell out of my audience. Coming to our shows is like coming to a wild party and to some extent I am the party. You know what Downtown theatre is a very small world. A corporate friend of mine once told me that he liked to impress first dates by bringing them to our shows. Because you guys are so funny. You're so smart and no one's ever heard of you. Now, when your claim to fame is no one's ever heard of you There are financial implications in a good week. My company can pay me $125 and even a quarter century ago in New York City that's abject poverty. An abject poverty is wearing thin. Two o'clock in the morning and of a 15 hour tech rehearsal day. The thought that I could get into a cab a taxi for the short ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to my house. That's $10. It's not in the equation. It's down into the subway and hope for the best, which sucks. No, I don't want to give up the fun. I don't want to give up the party, but I need some money. And that mean means film or television. I'm not looking to be a star. I just want to be able to take it Taxi every once in a while. And you know it's not just money in terms of a paycheck. Experimental theater. It exists outside the laws of supply and demand. There's on ly supply there. There's no.

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7 arrested after windows smashed, fires set during protest in Seattle

News, Traffic and Weather

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

7 arrested after windows smashed, fires set during protest in Seattle

"Tonight. Seven arrests so far after demonstrations over the Rianna Taylor case in Louisville, Kentucky, agitators, causing property damage and throwing rocks and debris of police protest stretching coast to coast. From New York City, where demonstrators marched on the Brooklyn Bridge. Hundreds taking part in a sit down protest to California, where in Oakland crowds of protesters throwing bottles and cans clashed with police. ABC TRAVEL SALT AH

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Kentucky Governor: Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Transcripts Should Be Made Public

Securing Your Financial Future

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Kentucky Governor: Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Transcripts Should Be Made Public

"Governor Andy Bashir is now urging the release of grand jury transcripts in the Briana Taylor death investigation. The protests against her death continued in Louisville. A nationwide last night, but the protest stretching coast to coast from New York City, where demonstrators marched on the Brooklyn Bridge. Hundreds taking part in a sit down protest to California, where in Oakland crowds of protesters throwing bottles and cans clashed with police ABC Trevor Ault.

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Breonna Taylor decision sparks protests

Oklahoma Real Estate On The Move with Becky Ivns

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Breonna Taylor decision sparks protests

"Of disruptive and violent protests in the wake of the grand jury decision in the Briana Taylor case in Oakland, California police say officers were injured when demonstrators threw bottles and cans Athm in New York. Traffic was tied up. We did see a small group of protesters that they created some very big headaches for drivers here on the Brooklyn read, 200 protesters were marching The Barkley center in Brooklyn all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge, and then they decided to just sit down. They blocked two lanes of traffic for about an hour and a half somewhere. Holding signs that read. Brianna's neighbors got more justice and Briana Fox's Aisha Hosni. Anger erupted Wednesday after a grand jury in Louisville declined to charge the officer is directly involved in Taylor's death. A state of emergency has already been declared in Portland, Oregon, where later today. Right wing demonstrators and counter protesters are expected to rally America's listening to Fox News.

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Woman arrested for cane attack on New York PD cops

John Batchelor

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Woman arrested for cane attack on New York PD cops

"Com. There's been an arrest in connection with Wednesday's attack on police officers by protesters at the Brooklyn Bridge, 24 year old that shyness. Reyes is alleged to be the woman seen on video striking officers with the king. She's been charged with two counts of assault on a police officer. Meantime, the NYPD is highest ranking chief. Speaking out about yesterday's attack of officers on the Brooklyn Bridge chief Terry Monahan says it's gone too far. These pure anarchist and this is what we've seen from day one. Groups that have infiltrated the black lives Black lives movement and have tried to hijack it. Monahan suffering minor injuries, while a sergeant and lieutenant

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NYPD chief among officers injured at Brooklyn Bridge protest

WBZ Afternoon News

00:32 sec | 2 years ago

NYPD chief among officers injured at Brooklyn Bridge protest

"In New York, Three high ranking NYPD officers were hurt during a scuffle after a protest pro police demonstrators marching across the Brooklyn Bridge encountered anti police protesters from occupy city hall. At least three officers were hurt, including chief of department. Terry Monahan, the highest ranking uniformed member of the NYPD. A lieutenant and sergeant in his office were also hurt. They had been marching with a pro police clergy group when counter demonstrators started swinging canes and bats. At least 15 people are now in custody. But he said, this is not a peaceful protest. This will not be

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The Brooklyn Bridge he says he feels blessed to have people protesting on what he feels like is his behalf all the mall although both here I'm just I'm just I'm clapping as I'm walking by myself on club level muscle an estimated five thousand people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge last night and continued north from lower Manhattan the NYPD says more than two hundred people were arrested since last night this week at the NYPD America Blasi who have been under heavy pressure to refrain from arresting people solely for breaking curfew amid the protests demonstrators are accusing police of using unnecessary force to break up peaceful demonstrations around the city but police commissioner Dermot shape and I sat where we have made arrests we have made them strategically because it be the violence looting intelligence that we have all other factors am I the the officers have been documented shelving and arresting people out after eight PM it was the says people need to follow instructions from the police and obey the curfew that curfew begins again tonight at eight PM and continues through five AM and as of now the curfew will last through Sunday in other news the New York Public Library will begin to slowly reopen next month to start people will be able to place a hold on books online and pick them up in person at eight branches many patrons have been reserving each box the library says the E. books that have seen the highest percentage in holes over the last week were related to race a spokesperson says that the library's Schomburg center for research in black culture will share a list of those books on racial injustice that it recommends currently seventy six degrees partly cloudy in Harlem at four oh six support for NPR comes from the corporation for public broadcasting a private corporation funded by the American people and the ECMC foundation working to improve postsecondary educational outcomes for underserved students through evidence based innovation learn more at ECMC foundation dot org from NPR.

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Top Chef Champ Kristen Kish Makes It Personal

Radio Cherry Bombe

03:38 min | 2 years ago

Top Chef Champ Kristen Kish Makes It Personal

"Now here's my conversation with Kristen. Kish it's so good to talk to you. Likewise I feel like we're we're so close yet so far from each other how we are so close. I just walked across the bridge for the first time during this whole crisis than I've seen your Brooklyn Bridge photos. Thanks to instagram. We can certainly do Brooklyn Bridge. Meet up obviously. Our mutual friend stacy her and I have met up multiple times in the middle of the bridge to hand off for they treats than just to say hello and Cheers a half. A glass arose. May before we went back to our sides of the bridge which was pretty awesome. You did that on top of the on the bridge yeah. Her birthday was recently last week or Memorial Day whenever that day was Two days ago basically a month ago. Yes we she requested a week ago. She texted me inches. Like cinnamon rolls and Bianca's chocolate cake. That's what I want for my birth founded sure so we made it happen and we brought a little bottle of Rosa Little Mason Jars. Had A little toast on a bridge in handed off birthday treats of. That's really sweet. Tell us who Bianca is why her chocolate cake is so special. So Bianca is my fiance. We were engaged in September. We've been together for awhile now. So if you if you've known what I've eaten for any of my life it hasn't always been the healthiest. It's certainly been kind of Brown crispy fried in the general direction of my Diet and so upon meeting her and kind of understanding what it actually meant to take care of my INSCI- She got me hooked on this whole healthy baking and trying to figure out new ways of making these cakes I love and so her chocolate cake is grain free gluten free dairy free refined sugar free. Sounds like there's nothing good left in it but I swear to God it is. It is so good. It's like the Fudgy Omen Brownie. It's absolutely delicious. And she made it once for Stacey who then requested the cake many times since. Then we're talking about Stacy London who some of you know from what not to wear from TV and stacy's million other things not just that. So does the most important question does this amazing chocolate cake. Frosting okay so I will say it the first round and trial batch it absolutely. Did it had like this vegan refined sugar using like powdered monk? Fruit jitter whatever which is genius thing and it did. And then we started we. We did it once and we layered. It was all supposed to be layered and then we realized we didn't really like. It became too sweet so we just took that out and now. It's kind of like a Brownie celebration. Which I feel like is one. It's one less step that we don't have to do and she freezes really well so we put them in little We wrap them. We put them in the freezer in any time we wanted. We put take it out. Put it in the microwave for thirty seconds. And it's it's perfect all right. Will you know you have to share this recipe now on instagram? Anything about the cake is that every time that I've gone to make it or even lended a hander. Quite frankly just looked at it. I have screwed it up somehow because I don't know how to follow recipes and so I always get yelled at on so I don't ever make it anymore but I get from. Can it be a birthday cake without frosting? Yes absolutely I think. I gave her cinnamon rolls those that have frosting but we weren't. We didn't have the cake but we have the frosting and then we have the chocolate cake but no frosting so I feel like the combination of a long work out perfectly.

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Brooklyn Bridge Closed While New York Police Department Retrieves Man Who Climbed to Top

Rush Limbaugh

00:17 sec | 2 years ago

Brooklyn Bridge Closed While New York Police Department Retrieves Man Who Climbed to Top

"Flippant police are on the scene after a man climbed to the top of the Brooklyn bridge the bridge is shut down and traffic is backed up for miles the NYPD deployed teams to retrieve the man who reportedly scaled the bridge around noon authorities tweeting out that a despondent mail has scaled the Brooklyn bridge and is threatening to

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on 710 WOR

"The Brooklyn Bridge New Jersey Turnpike truck lanes northbound they're closed interchange eight eight in north of interchange fourteen you have to use the car lanes are not traffic updates coming up in fifteen minutes nothing to look at the weather channel forecast right now the way already start to see the sky cloud over chance showers today fifty six rain later tonight fifty degrees light rain showers tomorrow sixty one the ball covering comes as we head into tomorrow night possibly into part of Friday currently forty eight it W. or war I mean you're all just raise stage with the corona virus six something new all day every day box sixty and puts it all together for you every weeknight from six till eight one seven ten W. right now there is a lot to consider when selling a home home equity is high housing inventory is down and interest rates are at an all time low but will the uncertainty of current world news drag down the whole market you need answers and that's why you should call the area's real estate authorities Serra and Debbie Reynolds the Reynolds team with Keller Williams realty just one five minute call with the rental team will empower you to learn and get options on what will work best for your situation the Reynolds team have a proven and trusted track record spanning thirty years yes the Wall Street journal named cerra and Debbie one of the top real estate teams in the country yes they get their sellers top dollar and yes the rental team will guarantee to sell your home at list price or they'll pay the difference don't risk losing your home's equity get your questions answered by real estate experts the Reynolds team at eight hundred nine three zero eleven ninety seven eight hundred nine three zero eleven ninety seven and online at Debbie has the buyers dot com your favorite things feel made for you your education should too university of Maryland global campus formerly university of Maryland University College was made to serve the military and working adults like you today we continue that tradition by offering frequent start dates so you can get started with convenient online learning that fits your schedule.

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Ethics and Responsibility in the Jewelry Industry

Dressed: The History of Fashion

06:46 min | 2 years ago

Ethics and Responsibility in the Jewelry Industry

"I have a fun fact. Did you know that between the two holidays? Valentine's Day and Mother's DAY CASS. American spent get this on average a staggering ten billion dollars every year on jewelry. Not Surprising. And that's just those two holidays alone. That's not including you know the winter holidays including birthdays anniversaries or engagements. That's only on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day which is incredible. I had no idea. Yeah me neither. And that's actually just a small fraction of the three hundred billion dollars exchanged globally from the mining of approximately ninety million carats of rough diamonds and sixteen hundred tons of gold every single year. And of course with that colossal sum of money on the line well. Human Nature can and does falter sadly succumbing sometimes to unbridled greed and avarice often quite literally on the backs of others. How many of us have really truly considered the true cost of our jewelry. I mean we may very well recall the price that we paid for it. But what about this other price? The human and environmental cost cast in twenty eighteen activists organization. Human Rights Watch published a study which is called the hidden cost of jewelry and it highlights some really heartbreaking egregious instances of human rights abuses and environmental tragedies stemming from unscrupulous mining operations such as when in two thousand eight members of this and Bob Way military staged a bloody takeover of the diamond fields and the country's Murang`a district and they slaughtered some two hundred civilian miners for the next six years. Certain factors of the government's armed forces military and police oversaw a brutal and ruthless program of torture and forced labor including forced child labor and their class to pilfer the diamond fields in two thousand eleven. Human Rights Watch documented a pervasive program of sexual violence against workers at the hands of the private security company hired to protect the Tara Mine in Papua New Guinea. While Canadian Gold Mining Company began mining operations in the Maroteaux district of northern Uganda without even notifying or securing the necessary rights or permissions from the indigenous Karamojong community. The grim reality is that gold around your neck. The silver on your wrist the platinum on your finger or the gems in your ears may very well have come for one of these mines or others like them but do not despair dress listeners. Because today we're going to bring you an episode which hopefully informs and educates you about some of these issues that are going on in the jewelry industry and we hope to shut a light on the ever growing movement to write these wrongs and also to institute responsibility and transparency all along the supply chain in the Jewelry Industry today. We are joined by jewelry designer educator and activist. Bliss Lau to talk about ethics and responsibility in the jewelry trade and what we as a consumer can do to effect change. Bless all welcome to the show bliss. Welcome to the show thanks I'm happy to be here. Yeah we're so excited to talk about Jewelry Today. But before we delve into what? I think will be some rather surprising subject matter for a lot of our listeners. I'm hoping that you can tell us a little bit about your own background. And how did you become a jewelry designer and specifically when did you begin zeroing in on some of the problems in the jewelry industry that we're going to cover today sure I? I went to Parsons as a studied fashion design and then I actually started off as a handbag designer and I did that for several years and I used to have this handbag that had the chains down the front of it that looked like the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge and at some point because I studied fashion design. I kind of was procrastinating. And for fun I made myself a body chain with a chain that had used on my handbags and it became like a huge explosive interest in the industry. Basically like what we would call viral. Now that was actually I was viral and it was the first time I ever heard the word was when it went. Viral eventually made myself actually. My first ring was a ring called the kaleidoscope bring which is still in my collection and because I studied apparel I wanted to make a ring that referenced apparel in the sense of when you get dressed you get up every day. It's a form of identity so you choose to put on your shirt and your jacket and your outfit and is who you are and when I wanted to enter into jewelry space. I didn't want to create something. That was an imposition on your body. I wanted to create something that in that same way would give you choice. The kaleidoscope ring is one ring made a four pieces so every single day. You can choose to wear it differently and it can evoke personality. That's what I love about it. I actually am mostly a bespoke bridal designer now and I have moved into fine jewelry in around twenty fourteen and I did that because it wasn't really a plan My now husband proposed to me with a sketchbook and asked me to design my own rang and it was actually at the Metropolitan Museum at the Alexander McQueen show Oh lovely because he knows I love fashion and it was the first experience that I had in picking out a gemstone and thinking about fine jewelry and then learning about fine jewelry and eventually I stopped making costume jewelry and just fully dove into making fine jewelry and bespoke bridal so we know each other quite well so I know your work quite well. You have been struggling a lot personally with some of the ethics within the jewelry industry and this is like one of the new major directions of your work. So when did you first start becoming aware that there were problems? 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How Studio 360 Got Started

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

07:38 min | 2 years ago

How Studio 360 Got Started

"Hosting studio three sixty Kurt. Anderson Co founded. Spy magazine was a writer editor. Columnist design and architecture critic and playwright. He'd also just written a novel turn of the century which came out in nineteen ninety nine. The Britain plays. He worked for television. I mean he just was a renaissance person in the arts and in journalism and that was exactly the kind of person we were looking for. That's Melinda Ward the former chief content officer for Public Radio International and creative studio three sixty. And here's Julie Bursting again. I remember that lunch that I had with him when I was interviewing for the job. And he said you know. I've been working with a vocal coach to try to get me to not sound like I grew up in Omaha. That didn't work. Well I said to him. We're firing that person because you need to sound like you if you sound like just yet. Another announcer with a announcer voice. This show is GonNa fail so you gotta sound like yourself. Good Morning. I have realized over the years that I am always. I think much better at this. If I've worked out for Sunday off my super villain name. I speak Spanish. I'M CISCO I need. This is a child to crew. I had a forty five this record in. Oh this is the end and I'm curt Anderson. Thanks very much for listening so for me I was. I would always record Kurt in his sessions and I was in some of his first sessions. And you know he was brand new at doing it. He wasn't sure what P popping was. He didn't know how close to sit to the microphone. He didn't know what a pickup was. It was fun to help someone figure all that stuff out in the interviews. I felt like it took them awhile. Loosen up I'm just GONNA say that. Pairing Him with interesting people felt like the best way to use him so in those early days we just looked for really cool funny interesting people for him to sit down with and that got him excited to come into the office and into the studio and do that and I still remember the day that season Santana came in people do feel a turned off or or indifferent. two images of horror and and war and suffering that they see in that they feel indignant about I think it's comes not because they're blase but because they feel impotent or powerless and I think that's perfectly understandable reaction and I saw Kurt in our conference room and the look on his face of sort of terror was really powerful but I knew he would do a great job but I could see that. This was like the first person we've ever had in the studio that he was a bit in awe of it was just this powerful show about how artists have looked at war since homer and she was phenomenal and he did a great job. Do you feel okay about the new. Whatever you say okay. We show him how current into a lot of different situations that require lots of different levels of sort of being alert to possibilities. We just through so much stuff at him and you know it's a different kind of show in that. He didn't generate ideas but he would rarely say no. I remember doing this segment on sky. Come up with this talk show within the video game halo and we had. Kurt like go and be like an Avatar in the game. They're shooting I'm trying to defend us here. Your need to move faster Kurt. I'm sorry I mean it seems funny to think about it now but like at the time it was super crazy and cutting edge at this guy had figured out how. Sorta hack the game and had this whole virtual reality six months after Katrina. We planned a trip to go to New Orleans. Really figuring out how they were going to try to solve this problem of of how to. Kinda rebuild the city and what the design questions were around at all. The water is gone now of course but the wreckage. That remains is absolutely shocking. Presumably the people in this neighborhood are among those who a great many of them majority perhaps didn't have that's right. They didn't have a choice. I think that's one of the great travesties of Katrina went on a trip to New Orleans for a few days to kind of produce it and get all the different voices together. But you know he's always been really passionate about design and kind of see him step up and really tap into the the human element of what was going on there. It wasn't just like an architecture is it was about people's homes and lives. It was really interesting to see him in that element because so often he is just in a studio and actually one of a favorite memories of working with them in the studio was a program that we did In two thousand fourteen and it was our nineteen fourteen episode and we produce the whole thing as though we had been on the air in nineteen fourteen and today's program we present to you through the medium of radio some singular developments taking place in the arts today in literature drama music and the media. Moving pictures new technologies and new ideas are changing. What we the American people create and how we are entertained. He delivered it in the crazy. Old Timey Voice. That people use stood us for broadcast announcing and our technical director at that time. John Galore. Who brought in a megaphone? Like a troll off Warne and had Kurt record threw it into the mic to compress everything down. I mean I've seen Kurt Geek out on many wonderful occasions but I have never seen him geek out that joyfully. It may not be too old to speculate that later. Generations will look back upon nineteen fourteen as a remarkable year perhaps as a year in which the twentieth century cruelly began. This week on the PODCASTS. Were looking back at the early years of studio three sixty which is drawing to a close after two decades of covering arts and culture on the radio after the first year on the air the show was finding its groove and its audience but then in the fall of two thousand one. The unthinkable happened. There has been an explosion at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. The upper floors of northern tower at the World Trade Center has experienced an explosion studio three sixties original offices were at wnyc in the municipal building at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge just blocks away from the World Trade Center. I remember coming into work in. Minneapolis and hearing on the radio about the the hit on the towers and then coming into PRI and of course the WNYC studios were right under. The twin towers are right next to them and the that a lot of people took came up under the twin tower so we were horrified and terrified didn't terribly worried about a whole. Wnyc staff and studio three sixty staff you know found out later that Julia Burstein had been in the office and she had had she'd left. Wnyc had to walk all the way up the west side of Manhattan to think it was her brother's apartment or something to call day and coughing and choking and nobody knew what was going on.

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Ken Burns: 'America's Storyteller' on His Creative Process

After The Fact

06:03 min | 2 years ago

Ken Burns: 'America's Storyteller' on His Creative Process

"Ken Burns has been called America's storyteller a title earned over more than four decades and thirty three films including his most recent one on country music. We traveled his barn. That is his office in Rural New Hampshire talk about how he creates art from history. My first film was on the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and when I started fundraising forward in seventy seven. I looked about about twelve years old and people delighted in turning down saying that. This child is trying to sell me the Brooklyn Bridge and when I finally amassed a a can't say a critical mass But some money to film I started filming and I finished most of the principal photography in the summer of nineteen seventy nine and realized allies with all this footage and no money that I needed to get a real job and I had a really nice offer for a job but I felt in my bones in my guts that if I put the footage up on top of the refrigerator on a shelf I'd just wake up. Twenty twenty five years later and having not finished it so I wanted to move to someplace where I could live for nothing and figure out how you made a film about a bridge. How you how you told stories in history how you animated old photographs how you use sound effects and music and I moved here to the house? I'm living in now. I rented it for a couple of years. My oldest daughter was born there and so I had to buy hi it. The best professional decision I ever made was deciding to stay here. Once that film was nominated for an Oscar. Everyone said Oh you come back to New York and I said no I think. Can we stay here. The work I do is so labor intensive it's like academic or medical scientific research takes years and years and years to do it right and and it was more important to put the very difficult still to this day grant money and I'm very grateful for for pews involvement for for decades in the work that we've done put that all on the screen to have zero overhead in essence So that we can tell the funders that look. It's it's on the screen if we're take ten and a half years to do Vietnam or eight and a half years to do country music or the war. The history of the Second World War that we did that that the the felt that their money was going not some costly rent in midtown Manhattan But in a rural area where it's very clearly all all up on the screen. The work clearly energizes you. Are there things outside of work that allow you to have the energy and vitality and creativity the practices that you do yourself that allows you to sort of grows beyond as a filmmaker that also influences you as a filmmaker. Being a father is the most important activity. Yeah I have four daughters. I'm blessed I'm rich and daughters who ranged from the late thirties to a nine year old. They're the greatest teachers. I live in the spectacular. Her place that nature continually Reminds me of my insignificance and so the humility that comes from understanding the ending. How much nature us is actually makes you bigger just as if you if you think that you can say to somebody you know? Don't you know who I am. Doesn't commend you to the smallest and weakest little place and first of all in Walpole New Hampshire any notoriety variety award celebrity plus fifty cents. Gets you a cup of coffee. I do the New York Times Crossword puzzle in INC in physically. I buy the paper everyday we day and I read novels or magazines and watch television mostly for news and sports rabid baseball fan and then mostly I walk and I do that at least once a day. If not twice a day by the end of the day I have about ten miles. What happens in walking is very interesting hosting its meditative? Sometimes it's it's it's social. I can talk to daughters. I can talk to colleagues but mostly it's so lower with my dog and we've just sort of watch things leaves falling from trees SUNSETS and sunrises. That's what Emily Dickinson called the far theatricals of day which I still think is one of the greatest phrases of all times and I am very much addicted to the far theatricals a day. One of the things we want to do is talk just about your creative process. That's how you go about doing what you do. We start with the most basic question. Which is how you pick your topics? You've talked a lot about how you've got a whole range going out for the next next ten twenty years which is amazing. But how do you decide you know the glib answer is that they choose me. I I'm just looking for good stories in American history and that's what I want to say I is that I'm a storyteller. I'm not looking to make a political comment on the present though I know is Mark Twain is supposed to said that history doesn't doesn't repeat itself but it rhymes that is to say I've never finished a project where I haven't lifted my head up at the end of this long usually multiyear process and not seen the way in which the themes the important themes are not only evergreen but are resonating in the present. We do get completely distracted by the idea. That history repeats itself it does not it never has please show me where it has you know. Are we condemned to repeat what we don't remember no. It doesn't seem team that that's the case is knowing history thing. Of course it is so I think we just come to it from the sense that we have an amazing story to tell in our country. I feel that too often. It's it's been sanitized and that the real version which is incredibly diverse. An incredibly complicated is the one we ought to be focusing on and that in no way does does it diminish the positive aspects to give Some of the negative stuff the novelist Richard Power said the best arguments in the world won't change. I'm just single persons mind. The only thing that can do that as a good story so I'm not in the business of changing people's minds but I am in the business of trying to figure out what a good story stories

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Across the Brooklyn Bridge the March turns again and again into a celebration this is a nervous time for many Jewish family in high profile acts of violence machete attack during Hanukkah in Muncie just north of the city a deadly shooting at a kosher bakery a couple weeks earlier in nearby New Jersey people say they also face near daily acts of harassment and bullying one week ago I was chased off the subway because I was wearing a keeper Yonatan Herzfeld is twenty years old from Westchester New York a kit that is a cap worn by many observant Jews the man shot about me you little Jill was that you got on your head so we need to raise awareness that this is real this is legitimate and we're not standing for and that's why teams that I rabbi Michael Miller helped organize this March which drew Jewish and non Jewish groups from across the U. S. win the Jewish community been under assault Miller heads the Jewish community relations council in New York he says it was important to show solidarity and to mark this moment when many Jewish leaders feel things are changing for the worse it's time for us to stand up and to speak out against Tate and to show that we're not fearful this is about our pride this moment is complicated by the fact that many new Yorkers including many Jewish new Yorkers don't agree on the causes of this surge in anti semitism some here point to president Donald Trump and his often divisive rhetoric others blame democratic leaders who passed a series of progressive criminal justice reforms in New York state which some Jewish leaders say have led to more street crime senator Charles.

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Thousands march across Brooklyn Bridge in anti-hate march

Money Matters with Gary Goldberg

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Thousands march across Brooklyn Bridge in anti-hate march

"Thousands across the Brooklyn Bridge in response to the ongoing rash of anti semitic acts heartening to see this amazing show of support and solidarity literally over ten thousand people have shown up to show support and log for the Jewish community New York at and the governor now answered phones will be released to educate young people on history as well as diverse city as well forty five million dollars to protect new York's religious based institutions including non public schools and cultural

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Solidarity march against anti-Semitism, acts of hate

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Solidarity march against anti-Semitism, acts of hate

"They marched across the Brooklyn Bridge with signs reading no hate no fear Michael Miller is head of the Jewish community relations council we've had enough of being preyed upon with anti semitic attacks on the rise aerial say pouches afraid for her family everyone in America should be able to live not fear to go to synagogue governor Andrew Cuomo wants a domestic terrorism law these are terrorists and should be punished for a start and he's making an additional forty five billion available to non public schools and religious institutions for security Julie Walker New York

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Towards the Brooklyn Bridge that's all because of construction left lane is blocked off and it's on the westbound side as well by the Brooklyn Bridge our next topic updates coming up in ten minutes on seven ten W. O. R.. Khan weather here's meteorologist restated the weather channel right high pressure in sunshine out after staying unseasonably cool for this time of year the next couple of days we should be at seventy five today high sixty eight some clouds otherwise mostly sunny tonight clear fifty two suburbs forties tomorrow mostly sunny seventy Friday sunshine upper seventies and probably climbing into the low eighties over the weekend and mostly sunny I'm meteorologist restated from the weather channel seven ten W. all this report brought you by discover. discover miles card they automatically match the miles you earn at the end of your first year thirty five thousand miles to become seventy thousand discover it miles limitations apply discover match for new cardmembers only learn more at discover dot com slash travel. the first morning news show Bartlett seventeen W. O. R.. let's look at Wall Street stocks are higher the close yesterday the Dow added thirty four points closing at twenty seven thousand one hundred eleven the nasdaq was up three to the S. and P. up eight points future slightly lower this morning ahead of the announcement by the fed the expected to drop interest rates a quarter of a point that's the thinking this morning the Dow futures though down thirty eight nasdaq down thirteen S. and P. futures are down for European markets are slightly higher in early trading and attack on that oil facility in Saudi Arabia it happened overseas but you know what we.

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How America Thwarted a Giant Extension Cord for Renewables

The Energy Gang

03:34 min | 2 years ago

How America Thwarted a Giant Extension Cord for Renewables

"This week is author of a new book about the saga that unfolded when a wind energy pioneer tried just that we're we're. GonNa talk with Russell Gold of the Wall Street Journal about the transmission bottleneck in America's energy transition then to top presidential candidates are calling for day one ban on fracking racking and promising to phase out nuclear. What would be the consequences if Democrat actually put those promises into Action Russell wrote a great book on the fracking boom a few years years back so he's going to help us out with that topic as well and finally were digging into that Jonathan Franzen piece in the New Yorker that everyone is up in arms about we'll look at why it got so many people including thing myself so hot and bothered in Washington DC it is our co-host Catherine Hamilton Chair of thirty nor solutions. Hello Catherine how are you. I'm great. Congress came back act today so now I have to start wearing shoes. Although you are coming to us from home today so you have the option whether or not to wear shoes that's right in New Mexico this week traveling for some kind of speaking gig. It's Jigger Shah the president of generate capital. What about New Mexico for I'm here with my friends friends. The Energy Foundation and I'm not wearing shoes in Austin Texas. It is our guest. Russell gold a senior energy reporter at the Wall Street Street Journal Russell Welcome. Are you wearing shoes absolutely not I work from home. I bet he's wearing bunnies libbers. I am also not wearing shoes so look at this guys. We are We're all getting as comfortable as possible so nestling kick your feet up. Let's have a long conversation about transmission. Russell is a longtime newspaper reporter. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist analyst for his reporting on the deepwater horizon oil spill. He's got two books under his belt. One on fracking called the boom and the latest is super power. It's all about this guy named Michael Skelly in his harrowing attempt to build one of the most ambitious energy infrastructure projects in recent history a series of high-voltage transmission lines essentially renewable energy the extension cords running from Oklahoma to the southeast and this book is about Skelly Journey and what it tells us about the difficulties of the clean energy transition so russell. You've covered a lot of different energy stories in your day. Why did you zero in on this one. I actually didn't really set out to write a book about transmission I I I looked around and I wanted to write about the people who were doing something big and ambitious about energy and climate and you know it didn't really matter what they were doing. I just will sort of wanted to understand what it took to throw yourself into a giant project because my sense was that the energy trends transition was going to require are these big ambitious ideas and projects and you know. I've sort of been reading a bunch of David McCullough box on the building the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal and I I wondered what was the equivalent equivalent today and I looked around and talk to people and people said Oh you gotta get down to Houston and talk to this guy named skelly because what he's trying to do with his company you know that that's that's the modern equivalent of building the Brooklyn Bridge. This is a big ambitious project and I went down and met him and you know his personal story. Worry sort of takes you from the the beginning of the modern renewable movement here in the United States late nineteen nineties up until today and I thought you know this is a fascinating story so oh I threw myself into transit transmission and how did skelly get so obsessed with transmission himself well you know he

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts

Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts

03:10 min | 3 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts

"Yeah. It's not fair incentivizes women to do worse if one woman had done worse than if matty had done worse and come in thirteenth and she and sandy or thirteenth and fourteenth than they both would have made it. That's so stupid if like one more man was in there you know what i mean. I don't if the top twelve were in the top twelve and she would have just taken the second there would have been another person but it wouldn't have been in sandy either way without the women's role we would still have fourteen people going sandy would've qualified outright yeah so that's that's yeah i feel like the very least if the women make it if they qualify in their own right than the women the women rule should be applied to those that don't qualify yeah or at least the top one yeah something like that. Whatever i'm just mad that sandy didn't qualify yes well. Matty did very happy for mattie. I i really enjoyed seeing her. On the course she made it all the way to the floating monkey bars and she made it very quickly. She was in the middle of the pack of four other men that made it. They're a fr- fairly significantly faster than than some of them as well so very very good job by mattie howard there so then we get to kristi marie who went down on the brooklyn bridge. I'm not asking sean. Darling hammond went out on the floating monkey bars. He was the i believe the slowest yes the slowest into the floating monkey bars by by a long while actually by almost a good forty seconds or so slower than nick hanson and i don't know how fast sandy was but i can't imagine she was much slower than sean darling hammond but he went down on those floating monkey bars trying to make ed dismount and then scott barron's scott barons. He is the guy who he has. He has kids who competed on. What was it the the area. We didn't watch yeah. I don't know it seems like every time <music>. I'm it's mentioned that like parents trade with their kids. They're always on american ninja warrior juniors as possible be on that show with your parent doesn't un-american enjoyer imagine so l. seems like all of them like between all these kids that have been japan can tell you there is a there is a female version of saas gay like a female only only version. I can't pronounce the the japanese name for a but it's actually actually very good and there's this really awesome <hes> woman that that was really good on it but but there was an element of like like a lot of the women that were competing in that had to <hes> had not had to but they all had like male counterparts from the c._i._a. Yeah like and they were they'd be on the sidelines like gag..

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

02:50 min | 3 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Who turns seventy five today. Jeff beck. jeff beck turns seventy five years old today this is from his eleven stu you of them pay some mel's what he played into yardbirds yardbirds played at saint xavier senior prom when beck was in the group It was in April nineteen sixty eight. -magine that you're going to say next senior prom, and you got the yard booze. That's not bad at all. Well, hey, I've got to say this, you can tell you it at my junior prom. We had to do pres see the pyramids along the nine at my senior prom. We had the Brooklyn Bridge. and what was funny is is like like i said i i never can keep my nose at things but they were going to sing at my prom and so i i not left or excuse anything i told my data said i wanna go see something so immediately she thinks i'm sick and i'm going to the bathroom no no i wanna go see us i went i was going to go backstage and i wanted to meet the brooklyn bridge i think it was johnny maestro maybe it wasn't anyway And there was like, the, the lead singer it had to be Johnny maestro. and he was he was back stage and it was just like lying on a couch and it was like the guy had a way like like two hundred pounds that's johnny maestro that's got it's going to single senior prom but anyway yeah jeff beck in in the yardbirds played at the senior prom two-time hall of famer went in once with the yardbirds what an once with the as himself as a solo act and seventy five years ago today my goodness He came upon this earth, Washington, Surrey England, my three top guitarist of all time. jimi hendrix eric clapton jeff beck if there was a fourth jimmy page if there was a fifth i might get into a discussion with you about stevie ray vaughan might a lot of other good ones to but those those are my top three with pages four straight ahead he is one of the great critics in the history of criticism and i'll tell you why next would met wolf of a._b._c. joins us on seven hundred wwl.

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Howard Brooklyn Bridge in once you're the Bridget's clear. The downtown Tampa traffic is moving on northbound and southbound seventy five and no reported delays on I four. Now, one thing to keep in mind, we still have high wind warning to the sunshine skyway bridge. You some extra caution as you're traveling pump analysis amenity, no reported problems on the veterans expressway Springer NewsRadio. WFL. Strong ridge of high pressure dominates across the southeast, including the state of Florida. Meaning hot temperatures in the upper eighties this evening. Mostly clear skies. We are not expecting precipitation Seventy-three, our forecast, low temperature normal low seventy one ninety three four high the afternoon, extra warm temps continue into the weekend with plenty of sunshine, Saint for Friday, starting at seventy three high of ninety four ninety four four Saturday, northeast winds ten Nazis, one to two feet a light shop on waters. I'm news channel eight chief meteorologist Steve Jurvetson, NewsRadio WFL, streaming on your Amazon echo, and over two thousand devices by the I heart radio. Listen to AM Tampa Bay for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the game of thrones live concert. Experience September twenty second at mid Florida, credit union amphitheatre from NewsRadio WFL a home for sale. Three twenty two midvale four bedrooms, three baths. But there's also one friendly neighbor who cut your lawn. One neighborhood discount in one part for our four legged friends. It's all in the neighborhood with millions of reviews source from locals truly helps you discover a place you'll love to live or even when Viagra and see Alice have failed Darren t-, whole numale medical.

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NAMI is bringing awareness to mental health throughout May

Living Healthy Podcast

11:49 min | 3 years ago

NAMI is bringing awareness to mental health throughout May

"Zip welcome to another special edition of the living, healthy podcast. Presented by L A fitness, as we continue bringing awareness to mental health throughout the month of may. We're working with nam e the National Alliance on mental illness, Naomi works year round to de stigmatize mental illness, and educate the public on ways to seek help. Learn more about mental health and get involved with their movement. Our guest today, is Rachel Robbins, manager of PR and external relations at nanny, she's had a very busy month, but we're thrilled to have her on the phone. So please welcome. Rachel robbins. Thank you guys, so much for having me. We are thrilled to be working with LA fitness this month. So I am so happy that we were able to make time to chat. Yeah, thanks for calling in and speaking with us before we get started. Can you actually share a little bit about your background and maybe how fitness has helped impact your life? Sure. So I actually just moved to Washington DC where I'm calling you guys from today. Day from New York City. So I don't know anybody. And I really used fitness as a way to get out and meet people in the community. So that's kind of the way that I. Get for millions with my brain's on taking a walk going to class on going to the gym. Luckily my apartment building has one so so that's been a great way to meet some neighbors on that just really recently is how fitness has impacted my own life. That's really nice. So he's tells a little bit more about what Namiki is what it stands for sure. So mommy is the national lines mental illness as you guys mentioned. And we are the nation's largest grassroots mental Health Organization and our mission is to provide advocacy education support, and public awareness, so that everyone that's affected by a mental illness whether that's individually or if they're supporting a family. Brand or a loved one can get the support and resources that they need to get better. So a little bit of a sidetrack here. But how do you pronounce it? Is it Nambi? Is it now? It sounds like you're saying NAMI. So where do you guys fall on that? So we pronounce it, NAMI. Now me. Okay. Okay. That's official. That's official now. It's nami. Okay. Yeah. Right. Okay. So can you. Let's talk about mental health in general. What is mental health to NAMI and kind of wise it so important that one you wanted to get involved with them, and then also that the organization exists in general. Sure, so mental health can be defined as the way we think feel and how we relate to others on genetics. The way that my brain functions your brain functions. The environment and lifestyle all player role in our mental health and mental health conditions are sometimes referred to as mental illness, and so they're interchangeable, they are common, and they are treatable approximately one in five people in the US, which is forty six point six million adults. Experience a mental illness mcgibbon year. Wow. That's so I that number is always I feel like gotta be so shocking to someone. That's never like thought about it before. Because you're like one in five like just like walk, walk down the island, your office in, like someone there, probably affected by it. Yeah. Yeah. Well, so kind of. It's important because it affects a lot of people, right? But why do you think in recent years, it's kind of gotten more attention and kind of it seems like in the last few years, all of a sudden now, more athletes, and celebrities and people are talking about mental health than they were before it. Why do you think that is? I think that, that's a huge ry reason what you just brought up about celebrities and athletes, no coming out and telling their stories and more awareness. Definitely plays a role. Specially in the media, the more that our media reports on it. There were more TV shows movies songs, whatever the case may be that deal with mental health. The more people are going to be talking to up talking about it. And this is particularly with regards to depression and anxiety. What we found is that the more people that are open to sharing their stories, the less it becomes. And we know the power of personal stories and our NAMI stories, help us, he'll provide us opportunities to participate, and inspire our communities and really encourage people have hoped which relationship. Right. I think that's so great. Honestly, that more people are talking about it. Because then you don't feel alone. You're like, oh, I'm not the only person feel like that. Yeah. It's, it's great what you guys are doing. And that's that's always important to not feel alone. So, and so you guys are really about trying to help people tell their stories in a sense. Absolutely. And that also goes into what our campaign is this may for mental health month. We're doing why care and it goes that core of that storytelling. Why do you care about mental health because why I care may be different than why you care, and so really getting to that personal connection to the cause of making it feel offensive. How would you say that exercise and fitness, you know, plays a role in helping those with mental health conditions? Yes. So we actually have seen studies that have shown that exercise can reducing variety and the Prussian as well as improve mood, it is. However, I just want to be very clear. It is not a substitute for treatment from a mental healthcare professional, right? It's just an addition. Yeah, yeah. However, but as with other health issues, it is recognized as a complimentary form of treatment of overall health and wellness for all mental health conditions. So what we actually saw from a study by the net National Institute of health found that all takes is thirty minutes a few times a week to produce mental health benefits thirty minutes. Seven that's it? Yeah. It's something when you boil it down like that you're kind of, like, yeah, that's okay. I give up one episode of TV show or something for mental health. And if you're really like in a tough spot that really might be worth that, that, I guess, sacrifice so to speak to do that. Would you see me? You watch TV as you're on the right. Yeah. That's right. You gotta find gotta find a way to say that time. What do you say when we're talking about stigmatism to and de-stigmatising mental illness? So what are some of the most stigmatized thoughts people have in society? Like what do you see as the big hurdles with this kind of movement? Yeah. So I think that we get stuck in them and talapity and that separates and isolates individuals it's their problem. It's not my problem when we can change that. And say us we can really chip away at sigma and make a difference ways that we can change. That is just like what we're doing now is having a conversation that is inclusive aware. Onus education really are the key to keeping this movement going on language that is inclusive verse labelling on the wall. It's like that advice can can go so many like can just be like, crawl across the board, right? Yeah. Smart people, caring about others. How do you how do you kinda help change that? How do you guys go about trying to make it more inclusive language like including the us versus them? And they how do you kinda what do you actually do to try and make that happen? Sure. So we operate year round we have our programs that, you know, you can find on our website from January December, but we really amplify in p periods. One of which is may which were in mental health month, also July is minority mental health month in addition to mental illness awareness week, which is the first full week of October. Right. Yeah. Last week or last year we did a weeklong campaign that was the first time Elliott finished got involved with. Campaign and yeah, it did really well like on social media, especially, like we had a lot of positive feedback from our community about how much exercise has helped them and how much they appreciate it us talking about it. So that one. So there's, there's multiple events throughout the year pretty much that try and draw wariness to this cause, and as we speak about exercise, actually, one of the amazing things that NAMI does is we have a mental health walks per gram, which is the largest one in the country et called NAMI watts. It's an almost hundred cities this year for just at ninety nine so it's phenomenal. The way that this program has grown and this year, more than fifty thousand people will join us and walk together to raise awareness of mental illness, and raise funds for the local NAMI affiliate. Which is absolutely incredible. That's great. We actually did it some people from corporate, mental illness. It was great man. We ours was at a angel stadium. So we actually got to go inside the baseball stadium. Yeah. Yes. He really cool. Yeah. So it is fun. The New York one which is actually this Saturday is across the Brooklyn Bridge. So that would be awesome icon of places in bringing people together you to look up some flights. Andrew. Oppy awesome. I've never been to New York. So that would be cool. I have so Rachel where where can people go exactly for help say, like self help group help therapy? Do you have to be diagnosed? I in order to see a doctor. How does the whole process work? Sure. So I saw NAMI has a help line that I encourage anybody who has questions can definitely utilize the numbers. One eight hundred nine five zero six two six four that's one eight hundred nine five zero six two six four for systens and our health line team, can answer questions, specific to a person situation in also can tailor. Their answer is based on where they live soon NAMI has a variety of different programs. We have classes for not only people that have a mental health condition, but also families, and friends, and we have support groups as well and the these stem from support groups for adults for young adults between the ages of eighteen thirty for children and adults scence for families, and all of these support groups in classes. We. Provide at no cost, and there are available in a location by you. Go far from your house, and you can just visit our website, which is NAMI. And A M I dot org, and you can type in your

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

03:41 min | 3 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

"They're the only people that have really shown any type of hope in me. Michael Cole has called me. Like a big fan of yours. Do I like what you do. We'd have we'd like you start doing in the relationship started from disapprove to. Now, I make internet concept. Was there a meeting ever where you're sitting across from Vince McMahon now, Vincent, man? I shook hands one time. It was a low and then he walked away. So we're you ever across triple eight triple eight tonight text not regular basis like once every other week. They'll be like, Texas. I gave my little brother so many pedigrees day. Absolutely talk about. I got so many in school suspensions fucking DX. A no seizures whenever they suspend. You. What do you do? I got enough. If you're smell. So it's got to be cool to work with triple h is that guy and Michael Cole is awesome. That your of wrestling too, bad suitor. Absolutely. I kind of drifted away from it for a while. But to get back into it. And they let me do whatever I want really it's really nice Michael closures, like just don't swear. We just want you to do whatever you need to do. How good are the athletes? Incredible. It's like Cirque du Soleil, but they're on they're on the road two hundred seventy two three hundred days a year. So they're putting on Cirque du Soleil shows while driving for three hours in the middle of the night with. No, it's just once you see behind the curtain, and you like watch what these athletes are doing. Yes. The women are in grow them. It's just it's next level. And I just get talked shifting third. I went to an annex t event is like a year or two ago, and it was in Madison Square Garden in the theater and I walked in. And I was like I don't know any of these mother fuckers are with Matt camp who's really big into wrestling. And I was like I'm gonna figure out my favorite up and coming and x t wrestler tonight. And we're gonna we're gonna I'm gonna be all about. I guess. Yeah. Ricochet know, though, this is a little like two years ago. So we're watching and like rude comes out and like everyone's singing the song and everyone's getting excited, and I was like, he's okay. My number one guy was the fuck and drifter. And this is before I'm telling you this before because I'm watching from an NFL perspective, and he stand there and just hopped up on the top turnbuckle ago. He's more explosive than all these mother fuckers, you just hate him because he's fucking corny. And he's singing these songs. So I'm in the bathroom, and I'm I'm waiting in line mass Square Garden, and I'm sitting there, and I go, I don't know, man. I think the drifters my favorite fucking wrestler next. And then as happening producer of bleach report sees me goes, Adam and comes up, and for some reason, hugs me, why not in the line road code road, co no and don't know physical contact in the in the journal. And this guy turns around goes the Fook drifter guys given hugs in the bathroom. What the fuck you doing here? And I was like all right. I'm gonna go. Oh, yes. At that time say Elijah was good Elias a lot my bit saying allies. Saint Elias is good people are like he's corneas fuck out. No. I see something man. You wanna you wanna hear something crazy? It's really gonna blow brilliant allies. Went to my high school stop. Yeah. Like best friends with one of the guys. It's green room right now like school. Yeah. Yeah. Lisin I've nurture longtime and now it's like it's hidden yet. He's the guy Corey graves who's come tater for both shows once the school right next to mine. What the hell is going on in your neighborhood? Hey, man, we got go water over their bad losers bad teachers, but we got good water there. But yeah. Allies literally graduate high school. I've known him athlete was he bald in high school. He was a tiny little stick. Wow. He was a tiny little stick in. He made this decision. I go back to our West Virginia. And I would go back to Pittsburgh wherever my family's from the party..

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

03:06 min | 3 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

"Happy birthday or blow your candles the candles or a fire? Maybe we just jump in kick out. Maybe we have beaten manning joke out of the kick though to do. We booed him statues. At least you could fuck and do rose job out of cake anything else. Good just a run on house. Good. He spent a lot of time at this, man. Not really really I don't think a lot of people spend a lot of time with Jim Erzen really to be honest party which emerged now, I'm past jimmer party time. I wasn't sure though if he's still parties, but doesn't get down. So he doesn't I know. He doesn't drink go out. Of course, a lot of people anytime. He does anything anything at all. Like, the internet, obviously is a woke society film savages. So anytime Jim say does anything I owe a lot. Jimmer everything almost I I actually do every every year Mercedes. But he's he's got a a gold, man. But his brain once it gets going who. And he's got about sixty years worth of incredible stories does he needs to like Jim Irsay podcast where it's one story every podcast. He does like those press things are once in a while they'll be like four media people that come into his office. It's one question of Indra. Look you over to Europe good to thing stretched out. That's what he called Quinton Nelson. He's like, hey Quinton. What's up, man? And then like the next three minutes are Quinn. I saw Anthony moon Joos, and I going to tell you about moon ios and Quinton ask quitting. He's like, I'm only on the I'm just listening. But it's like the Quentin talk to you. That's crazy. Yeah. Clinton's my guy. I quit threatened fight me. Basically look us a well. The thing you can't do with Quinton Nelson is give them all the credit. He's a fucking offensive lineman. They. Do not want the credit because they don't want to walk in there and look at Costanzo and go who. Yeah. I'm friends Ohka stones. I guess we get along because he went to Boston College yet brainiac. So as much as Anthony Kasan zone. I can be friends. I feel like we get along pretty well. Right. Quinton Nelson his to out a lot too. So there's in. But I think Quinton doesn't want anyone to go to him and go, you're the reason lines better. He's alive. He's like, we're a two I respect. I love Quinton. I respected easy ultimate like wingman. He's an incredible football player to incredible football player party with one kicker. Yes. And there's three names on zebras Matt Prater Jeffrey ket Ciba's, I feel like is the the mystery guy in all the NFL. I feel like everybody wants to know see best stories Matt Prater, I've heard gets lit. He doesn't lit. I've heard the same stories. Probably Jeff Reed. I've only seen the pictures of him with Pittsburgh with just Google Jeffrey and his blonde as hair. With no shirt on at a party. He had the Pauly D below outweigh before. Paulie? Tan read. Have you have you partied with any of those guys already?.

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"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

03:13 min | 3 years ago

"brooklyn bridge" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

"Also, you're not though, you're not paying Elman one hundred million dollars saying these Brady either by Brady. He is in getting the max contract. He could get because he's already wealthy and he takes a pay cut. Which is hysterical, by the way, every time. They say like, oh this person's making more money than Tom Brady. It's like his entire career. He has or like just this year. Thank you. Just fine. I don't mind though, quarterback taking a little bit of pay-cut not being super greedy, by the way. So you can build of team. I thought luck was potentially going to be that guy. 'cause luck is very much a golly. Gee, gee, shucks. Yeah. He got beat up. So I thought they were going to spend some money on offense line. So I don't get killed. But I don't even think the NFL PA would let them and that's the craziest. I don't think the NFL PA would let I think even if if some quarterback if some quarterback was just like, hey, this is what I wanna do. I don't want to take the next contract. I wanna I wanna let the team do that the NFL PA will like, you know, that then you're setting the bar lower for guys behind you. You know what I mean? And I think that conversation I'm not one hundred percent, sure. But I'm assuming that that conversation definitely would happen. It makes sense because everybody's about getting all the money. You can get speaking over Russell Wilson. Yeah. He just said April fifteenth I want to restructure I'm not coming back after he like he said a deadline. He said he's not gonna miss him practices. Right. I think so. So he's talking about after his contract is up. I'm not sure it made it seem as though he wanted to be restructured by April fifty also. Is one without an elite receiver. Yeah. Yeah. But elite Defensor, but they had to pay them. Those are rookie quarterback. Right. That was the rookie. That was the very first time where I mean, I've been pushing this narrative for a long time whenever you watch people spend money on the team as opposed to the main four five positions that they always spend on. But when you watch people spend money on like the team team in watching them excel with I'm not saying Russell wasn't is not a great quarterback. But I mean that team is the reason why they're so fun. Just the Broncos Tim tebow Zor. I mean that team that defense was insane. And then had to pick and choose like, okay. We got a quarterback that's already one. So is I mean, we have to pay this guy because he's one in of a quarterback. And then everybody else doesn't get any money. So then they all get pissed off and leave. And now they're about to lose him too. So they lost the legion of boom. And they're also gonna lose Russell Wilson if they don't restructure restructured. It's like manny's quarterbacks. Got these teams by the balls by the balls. Overarching point was that if they can get away with replacing tyreek hill with a decent receiver. They can spend that money elsewhere to make that legitimate team. Whether he's done quarterback on contract. Yeah. But I think tyreek hill is one of those guys. Now, I mean as long as you didn't by the way, if he did anything wrong. Let's let's go ahead and punish him short. Let's the world. Do what it's supposed to do. If you're a bad guy. What happens the bad people? Let's say it all comes to pass. And it was a mistake. I don't know. I don't know. I haven't researched the thing let's say he's back in the league though. He's going to be one of those guys now who's the old vet that travels around makes money not huge money because nobody's gonna feel obligated to pay huge money because he's got red flags. So they're just going to get him for a flyer just a little bit of this little bit of that money. But he's going to be highly sought after guy that just going to get paid not as much as he should get paid. If dissolved comes to pass because of his cousin his fucking resume and is his entire load..

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Trump Reportedly Told Cohen to Lie to Congress

News, Traffic and Weather

00:55 sec | 3 years ago

Trump Reportedly Told Cohen to Lie to Congress

"Officials the reports as President Trump to record his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie. Congress about a push to build a Trump Tower in Moscow Russia leading up to the two thousand sixteen election. So we're still waiting for a response from President Trump and the White House, but there is fire reaction coming in from Democrats like Adam Schiff, the chairman of the house intelligence committee tweeting, quote, the allegation that the president of the United States may have suborn perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business dealings with Russia as among the most serious to date. We will do what's necessary to find out if it's true in a statement to CNN the president's current attorney Rudy Giuliani says quote, if you. Steve Cohen, I can get you a great deal on the Brooklyn Bridge. We'll keep watching to see if the president responds, and we'll have the latest for you on KOMO morning news. Investigators say a suspected drunk drivers

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One dead and five injured after three cars catch fire on New York's Brooklyn Bridge

Chris and Cosby

00:29 sec | 3 years ago

One dead and five injured after three cars catch fire on New York's Brooklyn Bridge

"Manhattan to Brooklyn are waiting for the outbound Brooklyn Bridge to reopen after a fiery crash this morning. This man was traveling behind the cars that were involved as the crash happened. The thing that was the scariest was we all just kept asking is. There is anybody in the cars. One person died. Five were heard four vehicles were involved in the crash with two pickup trucks in an SUV catching fire all this happened on one of the busiest travel days of the year, and we get the latest status on the bridge with traffic and transit coming up.

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