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Do Produce-Saver Products Really Keep Food Fresh Longer?
"My friend gary rights. I've been seeing ads for products that claim to absorb ethylene which allows produce to last longer to these products. Work would baking soda or activated charcoal. Do the same thing. I think we've all had the disheartening experience of having to throw away expensive fruits and vegetables because we didn't use them up quickly enough. No one likes to waste money of course but there's even more at stake with food waste we throw away. Shocking percentage of the food that we produce which is especially tragic when you consider how many people around the world experience hunger on a daily basis hunger and food. Insecurity is not just an issue in developing nations here in the united states the richest nation in the world within ten percent of households typically struggle to put food on the table and that number has increased by sixty six percent just since the beginning of the covid nineteen pandemic right now. Fifty million americans including seventeen million children do not have enough to eat on a regular basis. No matter where you live if you are lucky enough as i have been to have weathered this year long crisis without worrying about whether you'd be able to feed yourself and your family. Perhaps you will join me in donating to your local food bank or an organization like feeding america dot org. And if you or someone you know is experiencing hunger or food insecurity. You don't have to go it alone if you are in the. Us feeding america dot org can help. Connect you with resources in your area. Food waste is also a major player in climate change. Rotting food is responsible for almost ten percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally. In fact if oud waste were country it would come in third after the united states and china in terms of impact on global warming and fresh produce about a third of all the food that we throw away all of which is to say if a ten dollar product can keep us from throwing away so much food it would be money well spent and i'm happy to report that there is some solid science to support them but their usefulness maybe just a bit more targeted than the marketing sometimes suggests ethylene is a harmless gas. That's released or exhaled if you will buy fruits and vegetables. In general ethylene. Production increases as fruits ripen. And turn accelerates the ripening process so when we put unripe fruit in paper bag the idea is to trap some of that ethylene. That's being given off by the produce and use it to hasten the ripening process this works especially well for apricots bananas mangoes tomatoes avocados and melons. They're all particularly sensitive to ethylene gas. But once fruit is ripe continued exposure to ethylene can cause the fruit to become overripe and start to rot. Ethylene can also speed the decline of other types of produce according to horticultural scientist kathleen brown of penn state university at the lean can cause carrots and parsnips to get bitter broccoli and kale to turn yellow cucumbers and summer squash to get soft and mushy asparagus to turn tough apples to get mealie and lettuce to wilt herbs such as parsley and mint are also particularly sensitive to ethylene gas now low temperatures across the board reduce plants sensitivity to at the lane so just keeping produce refrigerated will help to preserve it for example if your avocados get ripe before you need them. You can hold them for a few days by putting them in the fridge. I find it most effective to move them into the fridge when they're still maybe a day short of fully ripe because some ripening will continue in the fridge but it goes much more slowly in addition you can use something to absorb ethylene gas. Today's episode supported by hair food. Hair food believes in feeding your hair like you. Feed your body with simple clean and nourishing ingredients it. Produces the softest and silk strands. You can imagine hair. Food offers different collections for every hair type and feature like the nourishing collection infused with the essences of coconut milk and chai spice for soft and healthy strands. It nourishes while it cleanses leaving your hair silky smooth and you won't believe how good it smells. It's like a warm mug of coconut milk. Chai plus haircut is always free of sulfates parabens dyes and mineral oils. I know i always appreciate products. That do a great job in smell. Good while they're doing it. So if you wanna feed your hair. Delicious nourishing ingredients feed it hair food. All their products are under ten dollars. And you can find them at amazon walmart and zeolite is a complex of minerals including aluminum and silica. That's highly absorbent. It's used as drying agent to suck moisture out of the air. This is also the stuff that makes clumping cat litter work but it also absorbs ethylene. Gas zero lights are widely used by food growers shippers and retailers to extend the life of fruits and vegetables in transit by slowing down the ripening process produce saving products that you may have seen in the consumer marketplace such as the green produce bags or the hollow ball. That you place in the crisper drawer of your fridge contain zeolite. And they are effective at absorbing lean and they can prevent types of spoilage. The bags are reusable but they do eventually lose their effectiveness. You can also buy a rechargeable zeolite filled ball to place in your crisper drawer to absorb ethylene gas now. Gary also asked whether baking soda or activated charcoal might be effective at absorbing ethylene. I can't find any data to suggest that baking soda would be particularly useful here. Activated charcoal can absorb but not nearly as effectively as zeolite. Interestingly that rechargeable ball. it's called the blue. Apple contains both zeolite and activated charcoal but the manufacturer only talks about charcoal in their marketing. I wonder if they think that charcoal sounds more natural and therefore would be more appealing to consumers than something unfamiliar like zeolite but in terms of absorbing ethylene gas. I suspect it's the zeolite that's actually doing. The heavy lifting their the chuckle may also have some odor absorbing properties. Keeping your produce in special ethylene absorbing bags may indeed extend the shelf life. Keeping high at the lean producers particularly apples and avocados quarantined from your other produce can also help just remember that ethylene is only one thing that can shorten the life of your produce and ethylene absorbing bag isn't gonna prevent moldy berries or slimy lettuce for example. The best way to keep fruits and vegetables from going bad and going to waste is really to eat them up
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Revelations. Yeah i would say that You know it's funny. I think it's Although it's tempting to imagine or think that because neurosurgeons do with life all the time it makes them more philosophical I know plenty of surgeons who are not not fill up. So i think it's the philosophers that going into the different yields and you know just like you said paul. He was a wonderful writer. Used to write for the new york times. And i read a few pieces before he passed and remarked. Fantastic writer But you look and in the medical profession. There are a lot of nominal writers as well to go on a general surgeon. Also a fantastic writer and for me. I trace back my I guess maybe my ability to express thoughts words and ideas Earlier on you know. I mean in i think in middle school you know in literature class like used to have these essay competitions and i. I didn't do poorly. I did find my. My grandfather was a poet. My my mother can recite speeches from memory so there is something in need and i enjoyed literature in college right so i think it's i think it's those types of people that come i ended up going into nursery on. I i do value the ability to express thoughts and ideas and i think in medical school with a lot of the study groups that we were part of being able to express concepts differently was very valuable and i think that made me a fairly effective Tutor for some in trying to understand concepts nowadays especially dealing with a lot of life and death has it made me more you know philosophical or thoughtful in in some way. I don't think it's made me more so I think it's definitely filled in the substance of. We all wonder you know whether or not you're a neurosurgeon whether or not you're in medicine. People wonder about life in death. People wonder about the meaning of life to wonder about you. Know a fulfilling one raid in Able wonder about the best ways to contribute or make make dislike quote unquote worthwhile. Whether that's to your your friends and family your community to humanity in general right I think everyone wonders that regardless. And i think for me being on the doorstep for some people As they go from life to death has made those thoughts and ideas more pointed But i think you know for for those of us who wonder that already. I think you will continue to wonder that no matter what field absolutely so dr fam. I'd like to thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experiences on this truly very special episode. it's a special episode nominee for the audience. But also for us. I was telling the other day. It's not every day that you get to talk to someone. That's not only so accomplished but so so willing and so kind in their efforts to share What it is that. They have to offer their experiences. And and you know. There's something to be said about the sort of mold of mentoring that has become the norm for for the medical journey because as pre meds we usually look to medical students for advice because there are the next most obvious ahead of us but what we really want to push. Our listeners to do is to reach out not only to medical students but also the physicians for advice. You see the road to medicine is long in trying but these physicians have gone through all of it and as seen today with you they have so much experience both personal and professional They're still eager to share and to everyone listening. If you'd like to hear more about. Dr fans journey gives instagram. Page at martin fan. Md that's marta. i n ph..
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Surgeons and other specialists can understand how to do it or your experience. So that they don't either make the same mistakes or so that they can help people in different parts of the country. That's what we is right and so at. Usc research was not required. But it was something that i think was encouraged. and something. That was fostered if you had that desire. Not everyone who out of usc became a researcher. Right there's some people who didn't even go into university practice and that's perfectly fine Into the type of practice you go into a very personal decision based off of your goals in life and where you are In terms of what you wanna do but it definitely fostered it. You know and the very reason why. I'm an academic center. Now is because i still have that desire. I personally for me Being neurosurgery is more than there's something greater than just doing surgery one after another in people that i want to help certainly. I'm very happy to help them in. I'm changing lives. And it's a very special thing but for me there's something greater than that and by greater. I mean there's something bigger. There's a bigger picture and whether that's by Passing along my knowledge and techniques to the surgical residents here so they can become better. Whether it's you know as you've seen i'm sure on some of the things i post The description of a newer techniques surgery and newer technologies to make surgery. Better and safer bad is what research is about for me. And i'm something that i something gain residency that i still carry to me now as he gets see. That's perfect on. So i'm just going to like hurricane back to your the background research that we did and going back to the surviving medicine. Podcast that you did in two thousand eighteen There was this one part of the podcast where you were basically describing your life as a resident and it was like oh like one day i am a resident and the other day i am intending like it was just a very good transition and i believe like your program really really nailed that through and help you transition well so i just wanted to know that. How did your life as a resident compared to what you're doing now as a Attending yeah so in inertia residency It is very busy. The whole purpose of nurse which residency is to train to be a neurosurgeon right. So on the one side there are certainly weeks and months where you will be working you know at at the quote unquote maximum. Believe eight hours a week. Which is when you think about it. Two full jobs right. So there's certain periods of time were. You will be working that hard you'll wake up at four thirty or five thirty to get to the hospital. Zeal the patients. You'll be doing surgery all day. You'll stay to finish the surgery because it's it's not shift work right so Just because it's six. Pm doesn't mean that the person whose hands you were in doesn't still need care right And so there's certain periods of time will be working hard. There are other periods of time words lighter. And when i was at usc there was an entire. You know six months where. I came to work at nine and left at two or and every weekend almost every weekend off. So it's not all the time but i i would be lying to you if i said that it. It wasn't hard and on the one hand. It is very hard but on the other hand. If you had to go see neurosurgeon to operate on your brain or spine or takeout tumor or clipping aneurysm. Or you know. Have their fingers in in your neural tissue. In a way..
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Are not life or death or maybe are not as acute or mere not as long right. But i'll say that all residency is hard I can speak specifically to neurosurgery residency though and it would be similar to see bootcam- or a military training or training to become a navy. Seal right i i hear. It's very very hard But it is a necessary part to train you to become what the end product is Nursery residency. it is hard it is long. There are days and weeks where things are difficult both physically or emotionally or personally whether that's because you have to deal with things in your own life because life still goes on or because a patient is worse because of you right because of what you did or didn't do because of what you didn't know and should know it can also be hard because of who your instructors are right. Instructors in neurosurgery are also just people. And i would like to think that every university in the country who has a training program is filled with good and kind and patient neurosurgeons. But that's unfortunately not the case. So nurse surgery is hard in and of itself it can be harder if your instructors and mentors are not invested and kind right. Unfortunately that's not the case across the country So you know the tears that you here. I think are true to some extent. I would like to think that they're also much less common. When you take the opportunity You know in in the nation again. I was very fortunate enough having trained usc to have phenomenal mentors. And instructors. and. I think the majority of places across the country are very very similar. In terms of research research is certainly encouraged in nursery Like medical school residency is by definition at an academic place and condemning place By its mission is to try to further the field right so in neurosurgery. And it'll depend on the place you go to. Some places are more have higher expectations with regards to research. In by research it can be anything from lab surge Engineering research bench research. It can be clinical research right describing techniques In surgery or describing your patient outcomes the idea again. This was impressed upon me. When i was at usc. The ideas to give back. So in in undergrad in med school you give back by reaching to the people behind you and mentoring them and tell them about your path in neurosurgery and medical fields giving back is by telling the world what you were doing so that other.
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"And my life as a undergraduate student has been smooth sailing to him because of him so like read. It's where credit is due. Obviously thank you for that and honestly the reason why we started this podcast. Is we believe that the stuff we learned from med students and physicians while before we started this podcast. We cannot get keep those lake. We cannot geeky these facts. These advices that we have found and essentially we also wanted to make the lives of the premiss. That are gonna come through in also. Even the high school kids were going to go through college. Become pre med and hopefully they go into mexico. Make their lives better. So thank you. Dr fam for You know your dedication and commitment because honestly the reason why we are succeeding. Right now is because of people like you. The medical community is so kind and so passionate to basically pass on the torch it just makes the field continuously grow. And i feel like this. This community.
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Definitely each student's journey to medicine to med school to anywhere beyond definitely their own but just to all students listening. Who might be considering neurosurgery but are swayed away. By the sheer length of the field residency. What would you tell them to make their decision. Be at four or against the field. A bit. Easier and maybe. What was your journey to choosing neurosurgery surgery as a medical student. I mean i think it's a very important one important consideration The first thing that when people are interested in surgery whether they're interested as a as a premed or or as in medical school. I'm the first thing to consider. Is the time right. And in brief right. It's four years. Undergrad plus minus gap years or years of medical school plus minus a year. To take your off if you a phd. that's four additional years. It seven years of residency. And then you practice right so the earliest you'll you'll become a an independent. Neurosurgeon is in your thirties. Now that being said you know the thing that i say is at the time passes by right Whether you become something else whether you're in another career you know look at what your friends are doing. Who are not in medicine right they. They're still living their lives and time passes so if you really want to become a neurosurgeon the time that's passing is all part of that training right unlike say high school where you have to quote unquote go through four years to get into college and to finish line for neurosurgery every single one of those years whether it's in medical school residency. It's money in the bank for you to become a neurosurgeon right. It's not that when do you graduate and you're neurosurgeon with a capital n. I'm a neurosurgeon today. Because of seven years and ten years and twelve years of all of my not just neurosurgical training but my medical training in medical school. So i would say that. Don't let the time to deter you. The people who go into neurosurgery Naturally are self selected and typically. They're people who have decided there's nothing else that the imagine doing and that typically is is also what it takes as well because for me. If there's nothing else that i can imagine myself doing which is what the case was. I mean there's no other choice right. it's either go through the path or do something else and for me. Doing something else wasn't an option so You know to become president. United states you have to go into politics become a senator do whatever it is in all of it is a journey to get there Becoming our surgeon is no different in that. Analogy i see. That's that's very important to understand that We need to understand that. The journey to medicine is very long and while it might be like us for some people it might be like you know like a assigned type of moment like man. I i have to spend all this time like residency. When am going to become a doctor. What am i getting married and stuff like that like those are like other stuff that you think about but honestly for me. It's just you. it's thank god it's that long like.
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"So when you think of how much you have to learn now that's going to be about four times material all in medicine right so instead of polly sty and bio and historical studies. it's now all anatomy physiology of the human body. So i think being able to organize yourself and at least understand how you A similar material as always going to be key and something that i picked up essentially from undergrad. And see i see. That's perfect on dr fan. We wouldn't be like you know Bring on hold on bring on our guests are we just saw. Do like a thorough background search. And everything like that to know more about you and I believe one of the podcast. You did. I think it was like day on it was like life and death And talking to a neurosurgeon and in that podcast you mentioned how different your undergrad career was essentially with in regards to medicine and If you'd like to expand more on that. And i just wanted to ask you that. A lot of people will look at your undergrad rear end. Say that oh that's that's actually very different out you respond to that. You definitely did do your research. I i believe the podcast referring to his surviving. This and back in two thousand eighteen. I think was the very first one I did with frank. Mono i think and And that's true so You know what you're referring to as an undergrad. You know i knew that i wanted to be. I knew i wanted to go to medical school. So your listeners. Who aren't familiar. I wanted to go to medical school when i was in undergrad. But i didn't know the pack my My mother never graduated college. So i came from a single parent home There's my family who's a physician. And i was fairly oblivious to things you know i i made it to college. It seemed grade But i sort of use that opportunity to find myself like most people do in college. I pursued a lot of hobbies. I i played pool. I you know. I had a an ebay business time. I i bought my own car..
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Right dr fan. What is your go to song for surgery if there is any. I don't have to song. I i use spotify lot in gosh. The song big in spotify is like ten or twenty or thirty million I cycled through playlist pretty often. Have my discover weekly on new music. Friday and stuff so You know i think for me There are a variety of songs. That i play the upper. I do play music in the operating room For the most part it's pretty It's pretty pop or current. You know it's nothing like a death metal or anything like that. But i think pretty mainstream for the most part i see i see dr fam. what will be your or. What is your favorite movie My favorite movie I i think did to the movies that i that i had on on. Dvd and You know i. I i wish i could say something different. You know But i can't get. I can't get it on my head anymore. What else when. I was little for some reason i really loved to move recalled. Lump bush nine with sandra bullock. And and i forgot the actor's name again now. But i remember watching it like in middle school in someone bought the actual tape back when so it's really dated like an eighties movie. Maybe even nineties but For some reason that's kind of just like a by my visit is a funny.
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Absolutely thank you for all your advice doctor. Advani it was. It was a great conversation is our conversation comes to a close. I just wanna say dr with bonnie wears so humbled so grateful that you took some of your valuable time out of your busy schedule. I know you're very busy. Come and talk to us about your medicine. We definitely learned a lot and especially gained a lot of insight into what being physician is like and know how long journey is an honestly ossis. Premed our knowledge only just goes to. I guess the doors of medical school and anything beyond that wherein like wholly unfamiliar grounds. We just don't know what's going on. And we don't have much knowledge about that and it is definitely an unfathomable idea to me right now. Even though like i'm going to apply to medical school soon and same with wally journey is really really long. And we're talking to med students talking to physicians. I kind of 'em getting in the groove of understanding that. It's i'm glad it's that long because it allows us to appreciate the time and effort we can spend on perfecting our craft to ensure that our patients feel better. Get better and any way. We can make their lives better and just pay it forward so to everybody listening over listeners. If you'd like to know more about dr advani and our journey as gastroenterologist. Please make sure to follow her. Instagram handle is dr sculpture with guts. Dr seo p. s. h. d. u. t. s. which is very fitting dr advani for coming on as a host and listeners. If you'd like to hear more episodes like this you can find us on our website. Www dot stony ties to excite dot com and you can also find on spotify under a chai with pre premed guys as always thank you for tuning in until the next which i thank you. All types of jeeter reema is by just john wig a word wherein o'kane from jayson. Tatum h. i. Lovers if you've made it this far i must inform you that your cup of chai is now empty. That being said please leave review and subscribe on spotify and apple podcasts. What happens when you do this. Is that my child. Supply is magically replenished. I then and a couple of over to say to be tasted before it's sent to your doorstep.
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"You don't know where you're gonna see until you get there and that's really why we wanted to bring you know a physician onto the podcast. Because no one really. You don't fully understand you know what it is to practice medicine until you're practicing medicine and it's just the reality that no amount of Steadies or med school can fully prepare you for what you're about to experience and you know you're now in your in your beliefs. I believe sixth year of faxing as fifth year faxing As a physician and you want to go on and specialized even further As from what you said but sensor this unique point of you know where you can reflect back and do some retrospection as well as looking forward to the future. What's some advice. Just you know some important advice that you would give maybe your past self before you embarked on this journey and what are what. Are your thoughts going forward and acknowledging that you know the the road to where you want to get as long but it's something that you love and yeah i have some point that i still live by an i. Think These things. I just kind of learned along the way but one the first thing i would say for yourself in for your mental wellbeing in your career. Yes as important. But it's advocate for yourself. You do not advocate for yourself if you do not voice your knees in voice. Your wants in voiced your concerns. Things are not going to happen. And i'm gonna say that again because it's just so important. I know i actually with someone who was so shy. I never spoke like words. That like i would think i was thinking. I one thing. I would say advocate for yourself and like vocal about your needs. Because no one's going to sit there and be like. Oh you know this is wally he needs. Xyz like they don't have time for that no-no signed for that. You have time for that because it's in.
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"And i think that has to do with kind of the exposure of patients in the hospital system so like if you have if you have more representation of women South asian women or women in general and there is that notion that lake. South asians are either. Doctors lawyers engineers. I think A lot of does hold true in some sense So i wasn't ever questioned whether i was actually i'll change. I wasn't ever questioned whether i was a medical professional as a doctor per se I would say. There have been several instances where i've definitely felt like i wasn't Respected in that light Where i was either called miss or deer or anything aside doctor and i think in my mind at that time i didn't really understand implications of what that really meant and i think it was more of a maturity thing and something i learned along the way But now that. I i think where i'm currently working in like the environment i'm working i think You know there. might there. Might be several instances where i was definitely not regarded to as dr either. So i i think you know. I am proud of my ethnic background. And for what we've achieved as a group and as a community in emissions that we portray. But i definitely think there is at interplay where i i'm still a female. I'm still dealing with these. Instances were i could not be regarded as a physician or someone in charge or someone of authority in the room I i recently shared experience action on social media about I was with a male medical student. And he's caucasian white and I'm just talking to the patient in the patient directly. Asked me if i was doctor doctor despite him being in a short short coat and i i mean i don't blame up patients for feeling that way or Construing us in that manner. Because i mean like you mentioned grades and you'll be like tv. Every every representation of a doctor is either male and or white. And i think the you know maybe in certain parts of the country. That's probably true that the majority of the the doctors at you're seeing but more diverse areas like the cities like new york city Like Area that how cornea Florida like you're you're looking at like people from different walks of life so i just i just think that needs a little bit more time in little bit more generational onus rather than like you know blaming like Understanding.
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Maybe like ten years before this this would have been caught in. This would have been taken care of issue in have had to have this news given to her so it got me thinking it got me like thinking long and hard about like how i can contribute as a physician to the future generation of gash neurologists and even medical professionals and also for my patients in the future. Like what can i offer to them. And how it how i can be of service them and help prevent these very preventable diseases right. I think i think it's such a prevalent problem. You know the the lack of female presentation in medicine and it's even worse to see you know just how widespread it is because you were telling us the story and immediately i thought back to like three other stories. I've heard where you know. A patient goes in to the er and There's a male medical student a female doctor and they immediately think the male medical student is the doctor and they don't think anything the the actual doctor is saying they don't take it seriously. But i think this is one hundred percents something that you know needs to be addressed and you mentioned that even your own journey you know other other women would also make these kinds of remarks question like your journey of going into a competitive field. I think that just makes it even worse when like when Even women themselves like start thinking these things. But i think your endeavour your your project of starting doctors scopes with god's like sharing your experiences in this competitive field. I think that's really helping really contributing really increasing the understanding that. Oh like it's it's just a medical field you know then a doctor can be anyone a doctorate can be from any any raise any gender whatnot and something else you also touched on. Was that not only. Are you a woman in medicine. But you're also a south asian woman in medicine. So i found that very i found it very interesting to think that you know on the one hand. Women are very heavily under-represented medicine but on the other hand south asian people are quite heavily represented in medicine. Great though so. I was just wondering you know what. What is your personal experience been. Living through the intersection the interplay of those two identities that you belong to in medicine. And that's a good question. I feel like the person i've ever been asked that question. So i was just looking for that question as south asian hurson or position In a very Overly represented Area of Medicine I i being buried based on where i was working and actually the patient population that was surrounded with so when i worked in the city I don't think anyone really questioned whether i was a physician or not. Because i think it was mainly because i was out asian not because i was a female.
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"Yeah you said. Like i mean enact kind of applies to like throughout medicine in your career. Like i didn't know what. I was going to experience until i got there and experienced it and i was like okay. This is great or some things were not so great. And i'm like. I never wanna do that again. So you know that's that's that's the beauty of of having that that underneath your belt i understand will dr honestly. Gi is a very competitive field. And you were talking about a lot of people will tell you to stay away from competitive field and give you personally to me. These are bs reasons where it's like. Oh you want like a family or anything like that as if you can't be a successful doctor and have a family like i don't know the correlation and where that logic comes from especially in the field of medicine because it's so logic heavy it just baffles me it just now honestly you're you're one of three female dockers in your program right now and that must carry some sort of stress. It's like because right now lake. I'm just saying myself. Oh i'm like a son of immigrants. I'm an immigrant myself like. Yeah the wait is definitely on my shoulders to like make my country proud make my people proud and honestly like wait is very heavy especially in terms of women in medicine. They are very powerful to go into a very i'd say competitive field Outshine everybody and have that pressure to you. Know just be successful in their own court so i just wanted to ask you. What challenges did you face as a woman in medicine from your colleagues from your superiors in that shape. Your experience in pursuing the field of medicine. they questioning like you. I am son Daughter of an immigrant and it definitely wasn't easy for us Growing up in a very tough city to grow up in And i think very young age. I think my My whole outlook has changed. Because i come from a single parent home where my mother was like the breadwinner and she was everything so she is everything still in where she. She showed me that women could really do anything they want. And they put their mind to in. There is really no There was really no situations where they could be held down or or they couldn't do something and i was able to. I was lucky enough to see it. Firsthand. in my own household so I went into my entire career with that mindset where it doesn't matter from a female doesn't matter What i what. I do or how i do it. I'm doing it. And i'm doing it well and i'm doing it the best way i could So that was one aspect i think. Mindset my mindset was different like even if people were told me things or hurt things or you know even from like certain colleagues or even in In undergrad. Like i was hearing things female. Here's like i wanna do this. But i can't do this because of this x y and z might. Why not like you can totally do it. Like there's no. There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to celts. It's a mindset. So i i remember when i was applying to gi of the seven people that were applying I was one of two women. And then when i was in my interviews itself i was probably i was definitely minority an indian From indian standpoint. I wasn't a minority. 'cause there's a bunch of medicine In cardiology. I don't know why we love those..
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Or credit drastic surgeons than we wanna an like invasion of me like there's one resident that all these surgeries and you're just like i want to be that person and when you look at like the actual reality of like training and like what you're doing and what you're applying for exposure you're getting it's really not any of that and even like renew looking at tv shows. I i watch some. Tv shows now transplant and not not like name-dropping shows but like a doctor and stuff like that and i'm like man like was one resident is in the er and under somehow on the floor and like they're in the or and i'm like this is not real you know so I would say like the my path into gi was actually pre unexpected In medical school even like when i graduated medical slow the fourth year medical student in i. I sincerely thought. I was never going to become a gastroenterologist just because i felt like i like it was my worst subject medical school It was just something. I didn't really well with i. I like cardiology. I liked the physiology. I like the idea of like procedure so like so actually initially. So i thought i was Become a neurosurgeon biden. Workout and For many reasons. I just you know. It wasn't something that i was like into after some time and then i still wanted to do surgery because i knew i want to do stuff with my hands. I wanted to medical school knowing that. I leave the wanna do something with my hands where wherever i am. Whatever i'm working on. I wanna see the direct effect of my therapy. You know so. If i if i'm like closing this or quipping this like it do this. You know so. I if this happens in been what than z. Happens so i i. i'm not. I'm not a very patient person. So you know thinking about internal medicine about the hours. A rounding really like had had my head spinning but So i initially thought..
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Which is kinda coming out and there weren't many physicians or healthcare providers in that space and it's Because social media was not accepted expected platform for us to be on. Meaning like in our professions It was discouraged for us to talk about our personal experiences inside and outside of the hospital. Because it wasn't a you'd as professional now that's all changing in the last few years especially with the with kobe. Did you know there are a lot of people coming out now. And like speaking about the realities of medicine in sharing their experiences which i think you know benefits really benefits The the new generation of young physicians But you're right there. There's a glamorized heart. And there is a non glamorized part and i gotta be honest with you when i started this whole journey into being public on social media long ago I think back in may I had seen both sides. I'd seen accounts where i was like. Oh my god every you look perfect like your scrubs are perfect and your pictures are perfect. Everything's perfect about your page and and like somehow your surgeon and you know i. It doesn't translate well for me. So what i am found to be most helpful if even now because i'm looking into other fields of that i don't think i would have known. Had it not been for social media and had had not been for certain accounts that i started to follow. That was like oh this is. This is an area of java we interested in so When i started to do is look counts that really provide meaningful information and just pretty pictures or pretty videos I looked for accounts. That really talked about the realities of medicine and There is some sort of like shared understanding You know saved from like your perspective. Just definitely four accounts that you can really learn from i. I'm not someone who can learn from a pretty picture. In someone in scrubs i that's not who i am. I in the reason. Why i i am on. Social media is to like you mentioned. Actually quite eloquently is to bridge a gap That i think Especially for in. gi i. i don't think it was there. I saw a lot of pretty pictures of gastroenterologist Wow this is really not at all what we do in like you know. It's not from a fellow standpoints I wanted to provide that sort of education exposure for for people who followed me or my contents so What i would say is yes. Follow accounts that by with your understanding or a need to understand what's going on Or one wanting more exposure not in that sense but That's kind of the way. I i went around that playing off of wall question. We actually see a lot of glamour in medicine especially with the prevalence of grey's anatomy. I believe there's like when he seasons now. I wonder we're going to stop. But i've never watched grey's anatomy. I have never watch grey's anatomy too. I just it's it's just. I don't know like what like it just doesn't it just doesn't stick with me but a lot of people like i have met a lot of cream as that like new take inspiration from grey's anatomy and like you know. There's no shame that whatever inspires you but honestly you need to know on both sides of the coin to really engage in medicine. So i just wanted to know. Was there any moment or like an epiphany you had been on and you like your medical career or even like instant. Undergrad where you're like what. Gi field. i want to go into with. Did you have a moment like that. Or if not then talk us through what what made you want to be a genius Thank you question. Because i feel like this Crashing ally. And because i feel like not many people people are like you know. I think many of us to go into medical school..
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"That's kind of the beauty of it because you want people when they come into medicine. You want people to have that you. You want that group of people to have all these different experiences. So you're not like this one monotonous like program. You want people to have like maybe an art major. You want someone to have poli-sci major. You know it's not. I think the way medicine is thought about nowadays is that we're looking for young brilliant future physicians who have different experiences. So that's one thing. I would say If you are starting rotation or you are having a volunteer experience and whoever your supervisor is that supervisor should be maybe like a physician I would say not a resident not fellow but someone who's like head of the department. I would cold turkey. Email them for a meeting on an kind of expectations setting expectations. I think kind of is not only important in your stage of your career but like even later on. And that's something that i'm doing right now. Even with people. I'm rotating with an you know exposing myself to a totally different area of medicine. So setting those expectations advocating for yourself is important to getting the exposure that you think you need that being said I would also leave it up to the person that you're shadowing and i'll go into you know who you think you probably. You should shadow but You should ask them what they think is important for you to learn from what they can teach you because everybody everyone in medicine has a different nation has a different way of approaching patients. So you know one way it just because look one way. One person has some way of approaching patients. Might not necessarily be the way you want to approach your patients but it's important to see that. How how the interaction happens. So i will say like. I had a when. I went when i transitioned from my pediatrician. To adult medicine. doctor. I actually didn't like the way she conducted visit with me and i knew these are the these. These were kind of like the combination of moments where i was like. Oh my god. Like i don't want this. I wanna be that type of doctor so That being said I think so. A advocating for yourself. setting expectations with a person having open conversations..
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"As consistent manager slash hostess in the city so something totally completely unrelated to medicine in something. I do encourage people who are pursuing medicine that it's not all about like you having like a clinical exposure medical Though like having those experiences help you with your cv getting into medical school in etc but you need experiences that are going to build you as a person and give you those life experiences. That are not teachable. Those are things are not. They're not something that you can like. Sit there on a chalkboard data could these are the things that you need to do to be compassionate kind human being Which is a I think is a requirement to being a good physician anyway So as being not being in that role in that restaurant had me exposed to a wide array of people from all around the world It was a it was a pretty well known restaurant and it attracted people from all walks of life. And i felt like part of my job was actually to have conversations with these people because i was the hostess so i had these like very intriguing eye opening conversations that i felt. I feel like otherwise in my little bubble in new york city. I wouldn't have had So i think having that understanding of like what you know what types of backgrounds can come from what types of modes of thinking you know. You have to kind of understand that process in order to be as open and as accommodating as a physician definitely completely agree with You're very different outlook into medicine. We're working as a hostess gave you a different perspective to medicine and honestly personally to me. Medicine can be a very scientific field and it is a very scientific feel by the route and at the center of medicine or patients and patients are people so it is very important for us to know out of work with people how to extract information from people in a way that makes them feel like comfortable and makes them..
"chai" Discussed on Chai With The Pre-Med Guys
"Just felt like this is where my skills in my knowledge was could be best utilized in and You know i'm not one of those people who like you know Woke up one morning and it's like oh yeah I'm going to become a doctor. You know I felt like there were a lot of challenges allow struggles along the way you know and As we spoke about earlier. I never i think you know. Maybe some people had family members who are medicine or they had like caught like friends who were like pursuing medicine. But that wasn't the case for me. I think everyone around me would not pursuing medicine and doing something totally different. So i had to do a lot of my in my own research on like the actual process of getting in which is intimidating process. For sure i'm sure you guys know and are experiencing that now in. I think a lot of listeners are probably going to the same things right now. So i feel i feel for you guys and you know i am also going through a similar process of like the next stage in my career in a lot of it is still uncertain so anyway that goes back to like a long answer of I it was a combination of my experiences. That really made me go into medicine. And the reason why. I didn't become. I didn't pursue like pa or nursing or pharmacies. 'cause i really wanted to impact my patients in a way that Where i could utilize my knowledge to its full power And i felt like i was able to really understand science in a way that i felt Could benefit patients as as needing their doctor rather than me than their nurse or like their pa or which are all great fields. And i think you know it just takes a different types types of personalities to pursue different fields in medicine But i wanted to be in charge. i wanted. I wanted to have that final..
Onion Domestication and Improvement
"We're going to talk about domestication again of a unique vegetable and when you ask people what their favorite vegetable is very few people say the onion however it's hard to think of vegetable or plant item for that matter. That has a more ubiquitous place in our culinary universe. It's you know the powders. The the the the basic parts of onion are important flavor in many different things that we consume and i think about just about everything i cook starts chopping up and onion so i wanted to pursue. Where did it come from. How did we get it. Where is it going. And so we're speaking with dr mike heavy. He's a he works with the. Usda agricultural research service in madison wisconsin and also as a faculty member in a department of horticulture. So welcome to the podcast. dr heavy. thank you so much. This is really cool. I think i actually got to see you. Give a talk once. And i can't remember where it where it was but i think what did you ever give talk in savannah georgia at the national onion association meeting. Yes i did about four five years ago. We had a joint meeting between the national onion association and then all the research community. I think we met there. Yeah that's i seem to remember that. Yeah i think. I may have asked you at the time too. If you'd be a guest on the podcast and just takes time so. Let's talk about onions. Like i mentioned before it has such an important culinary value. Where did it come from end. Do natural populations still exist. So the onion like many of our grain and vegetable and fruit crops was domesticated in central asia specifically iran. Turkmenistan afghanistan that area and it spread from there around the world and is now consumed in produced on every continent except in artika. There are still the most closely related. Wild specie is called alien babalola by and that grows naturally still in the kopech. Dr region which forms the border between northern iran and southern turkmenistan. And so the wild relatives still exists. There probably was in prehistory was more widely distributed but We can still find alien. Below by inet area oval ovalles. That was a discovery or at least a characterization by vavilov the species is named after him. Allie taxonomy in the former soviet union named this wild species after nikolai. About by batalov. Okay i never remember seeing so much about his his expeditions into places like iran. Turkmenistan you that he was Know prolific in that area. So but that makes sense to when you talk about the species of wild onion. I know that even here in florida there are things that they haul a florida. Wild onion and in chicago is named by from indigenous peoples term for stinky onion. So are these related to the major culinary onions or are these some kind of distant relative first of all the alliens. The genus of onion is distributed around the northern hemisphere and here in north america. Most albums have a seven chromosomes whereas onion and garlic chai have a basic chromosome number of eight. So they're distant relatives and we can't cross them with onion but they do have unique flavors in many places there still collected in consumed but really are very distantly related to the onion that we know. Have there been any efforts that you're aware of to domesticate those regional varieties that are grown with the seven chromosome ones that are growing around. Say the native united states. Yes you do find him showing up. Sometimes farmers markets different species out west in the california in the rockies. There are numerous albums that can be collected in consumed but to my knowledge. There's no effort to really Breed them in and develop some unique flavors or production characteristics from them so the primarily just collected so when you talk about the actual album that was used that is the forefather of the modern onion. Who was really the first to domesticate that they would have been probably nomadic tribes in central asia most of the central asian republics of the former soviet union onion and many of its wild relatives naturally exist and probably these people's started collecting him in eating them initially and ultimately i feel Asexually propagated them. Much like you would. Shall it today break apart. The basal plate planet and then i think probably seed production at conscious breeding occurred later but it would have been nomadic tribes in central asia tens of thousands of years ago they mostly use it for food flavoring or were there other potential uses of onion now. That's an interesting question that has been quite a topic of debate. A couple of things may have played an important role in the domestication of onion. One of them is that Because it was an editorial form is a perennial grows every year. It sprouts very early in the spring and many of your listeners may grow chives and the green leaves of tribes. Come out very early in while alley. That's true as well. It's not a good source of vitamin c. But it does have vitamin cs. I think you could think about a nomadic tribes taking advantage of that early green growth of the leaves in the spring as a source of vitamin c and potentially other vitamins and flavorings but the taste is also has to have an effect. I think and. I wonder if maybe wasn't important to mask off. Flavors maybe for some ranson meets or different foods that may not have it have an off taste and that maybe the early domesticated is used that straw salt pungency flavor compounds in the album's to their benefit.
'Who the hell elected you?' Big tech CEOs grilled in US Senate hearing
"The chief executives of three U. S. Attack giant grilled before a congressional hearing twitches Jack Dorsey, Google's Chai and Facebook's of executive Berg, taking questions on how to best police. The Internet. The central question dealt with the federal law known as section 2 30, which protect social media companies from liability for their users post, Google's says in the book I urged against any drastic changing the change is saying that it's the responsibility of big tech to moderate content. Since our founding, we've been deeply committed to the freedom of expression. We also feel a responsibility to protect people who use their products from harmful content and the big transparent about how we do that. Which I along with dosa, and that took a Virgo pressed on their company's policies for content moderation Republicans, accusing them of having an anti conservative bias. They see those did push back on that. But they did concede on the need for more transparency around some of the decisions on content.
Social media CEOs to face grilling from Republican senators
"The top executives from Facebook Twitter and Google have been summoned to testify before a congressional committee today about alleged political bias some lawmakers on the Senate commerce committee think the big social media giants are suppressing conservative religious and anti abortion views on their platforms the allegations increase this month after the New York Post published an unverified story about Joe Biden and his son's business activities which most other media outlets did not so after being threatened with subpoenas mark Zuckerberg Jack Dorsey and Google soon DARPA chai will be grilled about what they post and what they suppress senators will also explore proposals to revise legal protections for online speech which critics say allows social media platforms to avoid having to filter out questionable content Jackie Quinn Washington
3 social media CEOs face grilling by GOP senators on bias
"Today facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and center Chai's CEO of Google and Youtube owner alphabet have been asked to testify before the Senate Commerce. Committee. They've been invited by the Republican led panel to answer questions about how their platforms deal with political content and ads joining me on what to expect is our tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy. Ryan. Thanks so much for being here. Good Morning. Thanks for having me. Okay. So it's just a week before the election and all of A. Sudden, the heads of the top social media platforms are coming to Washington. What was the impetus behind the sudden invite? Well, it was a surprise when we first heard that the committee wanted to see is to testify it was kind of unlike what we saw in the house over the past year and a half where the antitrust subcommittee investigated these companies and went back and forth for a while this came together in less than a week. There was less than a week between when they. Were invited and when the committee threatened to subpoena them to come and it was clear that the committee wanted them to come before the election and so I think it's fair to have read into that. That lawmakers see these companies as playing a really really important role right now and want to sort of oversee that role. Let's talk about what this hearing is going to focus on section two thirty of the Nineteen ninety-six Communications Decency Act. We've talked about this act in the past, but can you just give us a refresher wise it on the line right now. Sure said, the topic of the hearing is section two thirty. That's the law that gives big online platforms and small ones actually as well. Immunity from lawsuits when users post content on their sites, it also gives them immunity when they take down content or when they moderate content, and that's been viewed as a really important law for these companies to be able to develop. And grow their user base without the threat of lawsuits. Around every corner that being said, it's also getting a lot of scrutiny these days both Democrats and Republicans are wondering whether given how powerful these tech companies have become. They still deserve such a broad legal immunity, and so that's going to be a big topic of discussion at this hearing is the fact that this is taking place right before the election important for this conversation. Yeah absolutely I mean first of all, there's going to be a debate about at this hearing about how serious each party is about wanting to reform section to thirty Democrats will surely point out that. Republicans are holding this hearing before the election and that looks like perhaps an effort to influence the way facebook and twitter deal with political content over the next week and and even. After the election as well So you'll have that kind of going on in the background it also really it's kind of amazing to see this happening just six days before. November third because you know if you'd looked back earlier this year, this is exactly where facebook and twitter and Google did not want to be right that they do not want to be the center of conversation. Around this election, they had a really bad experience with that four years ago, and you know despite their efforts to get things under control this time to be more aware of the potential pitfalls around misinformation around you know things that candidates might say or that users might post despite all those efforts here they are again kind of at the center of the conversation and it just shows how central they've become to our discourse. Okay. So let's break it down a little bit. What position do we expect Republicans to take in this hearing? Yes. So Republicans are very likely to bring up they view as a bias on social media by the. Social media platforms, they see that when twitter and facebook, for example, took action against the new. York. Post stories about the Biden family in recent weeks that they were doing that with a liberal bias they think that Silicon Valley operates that way, and so we're starting to hear a lot of those types of accusations. We also expect the CEO's to push back on that as they have in the past and say that you know what they're trying to strike a balance and they're not leaving up content or taking down content with regard to one political party or another, but rather with regard to these sort of nonpartisan policies that they've tried to develop. Now, these companies have actually taken a lot of very different steps ahead of the election. Is it fair to even put all of them in the same category or are they going to be speaking to them individually about the separate efforts that they've taken? Will you're right I mean once again to the details there definitely are differences between these companies certainly, they all generally have gotten more active since twenty six. More willing to kind of step in and put a thumb on the scale when they they think it's necessary. But you know twitter for example, handled the New York Post stories by blocking sharing of a link to the stories facebook didn't do that facebook. said, it wanted its third party fact checkers to look at the stories, and while that was happening, it would slow the spread of those stories on his platforms. So there's a lot of shades of gray certainly with these companies and it'll be interesting to see how lawmakers treat them whether one of them comes out ahead or behind certainly with respect to again what we've seen with. The stories about Joe. Biden in recent days twitter print taking the brunt of that because they have taken the most. Drastic action in response to it. So we've talked a little bit about the questions. Republicans are likely to ask in this hearing. What about the Democrats Will Democrats main concern is the spread of false information on social media and we expect them to ask about that. We expect them to push back against the accusations of anti-conservative by that Republicans are going to make and so in that sense at least the Tuxedos, I'll have a friend in the room because Democrats will certainly back them on their. Their denials of those claims there could be other issues brought up for example, Google was the target of an antitrust lawsuit. Recently, we could see lawmakers ask about that on both sides of the Aisle Senator Maria Cantwell who was the top Democrat on the committee put out a report this week where she criticized these companies specifically facebook and Google for endangering local news organizations given the way that they treat content created by local news
Mark Kelly has likely been coopted by Chicom since 2003
"Going back to 2003. I was hanging out with the chai calms business meeting out there. Hanging out with a group that was affiliate is actually under the thumb of the Chinese Communist Party. He was getting business deals done in 2003 and listener gave me information. I double checked it. He didn't retire from the Navy until 2011 October. 1st 2011. So he was hanging out with the Chai calms strike and business deals while he was a member of the Navy. And he wants to be senator. He's got business dealings with the chai calms. You think he's going to actually do good things for us or for himself and the China and the Chinese Communist Party?
LIVE From Home: Here We Go!
"Ought. To think this is a podcast about politics race and culture from a POC. Perspective I may know Hosa and I'm who you're a low and welcome to in the thick live from home I mean I had to commute from one bedroom to another to get here but I'm here on time. I'm here on time and I'm all present for you. Actually. We're so happy that you're joining us. So thrilled we actually thought we had this big plan for twenty twenty like all you. We were GONNA take the show on the row. We were going to be meeting you in person hugging dance. We're going to dance onstage maybe drink a beer or two afterward. But you know the pandemic happened, a lot of sadness happened a lot of rage happened, and so we're going to be virtual. We're talking about the twenty twenty election along with the letter other things including the POC vote. And you know it's really super important. So just because we're not out there in person doesn't mean we don't have to have these conversations and you know gymnasts we got to all stars tonight to all-stars please give workers. Welcome to Jamila King She's a reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast she's joining us from her family's In Oakland California joke. Greeting. From apocalypse I doing house the dog. Oh man out there. It's rough. I'm looking outside of my window right now and the sky is. Orange you know. It's kind of tricky but I think it's real. Yeah. It's it's really are out here I you guys. All right. Let's give a poop roof to. Elite. Contributing opinion writer with the times and he's He's not live from the suburbs from Alexandria where we crazy. Live from home life from home or my kids are in the room and I'm praying to God they don't come in and start yelling. We crazy and Drinking Chai in. Coffee hoping that Jamila is. Safe. My home state burning I'm trying to come back to you guys new. York. One piece. Hey. Guess Co host to of in the thick, not only all stars but they've they've guest cohost. So awesome that you guys just say I was thinking about this this podcast years ago and we called so much of what's happening in America right nine we actually have the records to prove it just like the audio records of trump. We have the records to prove that we called a lot of this four years ago two, thousand, sixteen I feel like it's five because I've aged horrible fifty. In our minds in two thousand fifteen but it came to fruition in two, thousand, sixteen but. But. Yeah we did we and one of the things that we talked about which we all have talked about is the role of the media and how you guys are getting it wrong in. So many ways we talk about that but let's start off with our first topic so. It was twenty twenty. I think. You know every single one of us is battling some level of low grade or high-grade. Depression? You know he's just kind seeping in for me. The end of the summer is really hard moving into yet another season and still being in lockdown You know also just the weight of these decades, centuries of racism and injustice in this country. and that is kind of the backdrop for our twenty twenty-nine election update. We are now less than sixty days away from the November election I know, right so both the trump and binding campaigns are really upping their games. We think, right. We'd Hoke we know the Republicans are the Democrats. This election season but hey, the pandering has started as well. I don't know if guys have seen this actually was one of the first people notified about this campaign video by by Joe Biden people that are associated with the Joe. Biden campaign it's a campaign salsa song called. Biden. Muscles. Things. Just just. Coming off. Applaud keeps going. By. By then? Okay. Okay. Okay. So Oh God that's going to be playing all over Kissimmee Florida. I'm telling you they're going all in I know the people that created it. Very committed they just basically put Biden on the hook for that stuff right there. Yeah ecological in. Los Angeles. Off The detention facility. So his own campaign song is saying he's about to do that. Yeah. So and then the other thing I just wanted to add. Yaas who Maria interviewed. And frontline, we talk about this I think all the time you know the Obama deportation policy she was named to the transition team of Biden's campaign and all the immigrants, rights, activists, immigrant lawyers that I know I know you guys have been following. This are just there's a story in the hill people need to read it. They are up in arms about destroy. So there's a lot of questions about the Democrats right. Right it's it's yours to lose and I have nothing personally against Cecilia when yours But I did interview her and it was a moment that was very challenging Was You know? Talk me down 'cause right now I'm feeling like the. Vote. We are combined this immense electorate and it's like. Are you kidding me twenty twenty? I've been talking about this since the first time I covered politics in what in the early nineteen nineties. POC voters taken for granted.
A Closer Look at Sundar Pichai: From Middle Class Indian Upbringing to Google's Head Honcho
"Google and its parent company alphabet on the precipice of several major challenges regulators are expected to file antitrust lawsuits as early as this month and other example some faith company isn't as innovative as it used to be. A CEO of alphabet sooner Pechanga will play a key role in how the company navigates the headwinds, and while Pichai, is not nearly as in the spotlight as the other tech leaders. He's already had a long history Google, and by taking a look back, we can try and get some clues about how he might move the company forward a reporter Copeland joins us with an inside look rob. Thanks for joining me. Thank you. So, at the tech hearing before the House antitrust subcommittee earlier, this year Pichai himself as an immigrant sort of the picture of the American dream. And wonder if you could start by telling us more about the Chinese upbringing shore so Definitely outlier in many ways in Silicon Valley perhaps the most famous way that he stands out is that he was born in. India. So he grew up middle-class for India but not necessarily add western standards. He famously talks about growing up and getting in his first. Rotary phone. He is in such an older guy that the technology was just a lot less developed there. So he speaks frequently about the connection that he feels to technology and the knowledge that new technology can really change someone's life. So pettah eventually came to the US for Grad School. How do you find his Google? He worked relatively ordinary corp jobs until he joined Google right after its IPO google was not the Google that it is today it really was just a search engine. Quickly impresses people for his ability to one build consensus, which is true to this day, but also get the job done his first major job at Google. toolbar product. So before there was chrome there actually was an add on on your browser to search google. So his job was to convince companies like Dell when they sold you a laptop to have an automatic google search bar on there. So he's moved through the ranks since then becoming CEO of Google and then last year taking over as alphabet. CEO How did he make his way up the ladder? What's so remarkable is he's been at Google for sixteen years and we even though we're the Wall Street Journal have never done a full profile of him. So a big part of my task for the last few months was really unpacking who he is and how he got to this position and what really emerges is that Google was a place and still is a place with big personalities people who scream at each other people who say we should bet the farm on this or that and what sooner sort of did. was stay in the background, but he was also very careful that whatever he did it worked starting with toolbar but that extends to chrome the browser which he co lead and is now by far the most used web browser one of the big reveals of this reporting for me was that he's a very strategic person. It's not an accident that he stayed in the background for instance, someone who used to report to him. Told me early on in a meeting with with Larry? Page. who was CEO of Google before soon Dr Sooner made sure that they never disagreed in front of Larry. He really didn't want anyone to see any cracks and this also emerges in a lot of the people I spoke to some of whom sooner himself suggested that I speak to. But then when I got on the phone with them, they didn't seem to know him personally well. So he he keeps it very close to the vest. So it sounds like he's pretty deft at navigating the company politics now that he's in the top spot. What's he known for as a leader? So to a man to a woman ever and I spoke to said that sooner has a tendency in the middle of meetings to stand up and begin pacing in the middle of your presentation. He won't say anything necessarily sign that he likes or doesn't like it. It's just signed that he's thinking. So you can imagine people have spent weeks preparing for the CEO and he leaps up in the middle just starts pacing it can be quite disarming frankly this comes back to the criticism. Of Soon Dr to standing up in the middle of meeting and pacing as you think is not necessarily your traditional hey drive the car forward leadership. There's a big knock at Google today it's that and this comes from investors analysts even some executives of the company it's that the company is pretty much operating on autopilot. It makes almost all of its money from online advertising and you don't really have to do much besides sit there and the money comes in adding an extra add to youtube isn't exactly a high level. Decision. So the criticism is that sooner hasn't necessarily made the big move to position Google for the next decade on the other hand. When you have such a head start that Google has just not messing up is a billion dollar proposition. And what about as a coworker? What's he known for that? The best thing that's has going for him is that people genuinely like him in fact, one of his deputies Caesar. Gupta told me he loved sooner Pichai. He said the reason I stayed at Google this long as because of Dr He's someone that I trust. He moved to Jakarta because soon are asked him to. People. Say in this world where everyone is obsessed with Silicon Valley with what is happening in Menlo Park and Palo Alto and San Francisco that soon Dr a truly global outlook that he cares for instance, about Google pay in India where there are many multiples number of people using payment products in there are in the US. But tacitus surly had as much investment and one of the really fun things that is in the story is he's very much a creature of habit. You can imagine your CEO of of Alphabet you're traveling the world whenever he's in Korea he goes to the same burrito place an orders, the same Veggie Burrito. And in this world of he's hard-driving CEOS who appear in TMZ or go through high profile divorces. Everyone says that sooner Chai's legitimately just a kind nice guy.
Places of Vulnerability with Meredith Talusan
"How's it going? I just got haircut. Go on I. got my my quarantine haircut. Okay Okay Everything. Tell me tell me how this happened. I mean the way it happened was that I wanted a haircut and I got one. but long johns are close right now. Closeness how you did this? Yes I. Okay. So I have not had a haircut since I think September. Mahathir's gotten very long. Which is fine and has been fine. But you know my children's hair is kind of a little. Length and also just it needed some help and I was really ready for a haircut and my beloved hairstylist Chai. is seeing clients outside mast. We should say that only indoor beauty salons closed, but you can give haircuts outside, but a lot of most salons are not set up to do that. Yes. There is a barber shop near me. That just has a barber chair outside and a barber giving haircuts radio on the sidewalk which. I find kind of delightful but this was you know I I have a relationship with my stylist we like. She knew. Are. Quarantine boundaries and we talked you know she was clear about. How she handles things and she's very meticulous and her cleaning in space giving and her mask wearing and my kids and I all wore masks and we didn't touch except for her hands on our hair. and. I feel really I feel like it was a decision. That's great. Now, you who've been talking briefly. You had been you've been contemplating perhaps going short. Yeah I'm still long I went long. I I approve I really like your long hair. You're the first person I think to compliment my long hair and it made me feel good about my like I hadn't even really realized it had gotten long and one day you were like Oh your hair and I'm I'm just Kinda you know I have not had very long hair. In about twenty years and I should say like when I was in college and high school I had like you know hair past my boobs. I. Had a girl on fish tour in nineteen ninety-seven hair. And? It's Kinda getting back there and I it's very hot. Having Long. It's very hot. Yes. How it looks I really like it and so I'm I feel like this is a fun time to just explore new hairstyle and you know my plan is just grow and grow, and whenever I cut it I would like to donate it if I can so. I don't know I have long hair now dory that. So I am I'm into this for you. Well. Thank you Yeah I was really I was. It felt really nice and like I have one of my kids like they have very thick thick hair error that is really bothering them right now and so it really. Comes to have it. Handled by a professional so I felt like it was a good. I. Don't know it was definitely an and thing we. We all really wanted to do so I'm. Glad to have done it. To go vacuum up a lot of hair out on our patio. What's happening over here fresh hair. Fresh hair that's exciting. I. Haven't cut my hair since. November. October November, are you contemplating outdoor trend? Or is that just not a our agenda just not on my agenda right now I am not confident that the that the person who cuts my hair. Is maintaining social distancing and I don't think I would feel comfortable having them. Cut My hair right now. And my hair is long like I. Think if if my hair was short as it has been for a lot of time in the in recent memory that I would feel if I still had bangs I would feel like Oh. Gosh I really go haircut. But now here's sort of like long and straight and it's like All right. Yeah. So I haven't. I haven't like sought out a haircut. Nor if I sought out hair color. Just kind of like. All right this this this is it. I mean grant. It is what it is. I. I feel I feel completely just like neutral about it. You know what? I mean Do I mean. Also like it is it is For. Many of us, it's not necessary so like you're good row. Okay. But you know what? I don't feel neutral about what? My eyebrows, oh fascinating. Your I feel like. Rouser like out of control. Okay. This fascinating. Well, we're growing them out for awhile. Yes. Yes. I have been growing out for like two years but as part of that growing out, still I was still getting them shaped every few months. And I'm now so nervous about. Maintaining them myself because I feel like in the past I've really overpe plucked. That I'm I'm scared to touch them myself. And now, I just feel like they look like. Two
Tech giants Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon to face Congress
"Is happening because there is a recognition across government that these four very powerful and very important companies to the economy had become so dominant that they are harming consumers and harming competition. So Congress has summoned the CEOs of the corporations. Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and soon DARPA Chai of Google to ask them and interrogate them on their business practices and find out if these Internet giants that have become in many ways. The new trusts of our economy. If they are harming consumers in competition.
Big Tech CEOs Testimony Before Congress
"Today was the day as I record these words the big tech CEO's are still testifying before Congress. So I'm going to have to do a summary of what I've seen just in the first couple of hours or so and leave some of the juicier question and answer back and forth for tomorrow. I up a note on the format that we've been seeing. Yes. All of the CEOS were testifying remotely. They were using Cisco Webex as the video conferencing tool and it seemed to work fairly well at least right until this very moment as I turned off the stream to go into the booth to record this, they took a ten minute recess because apparently one of the witnesses. was having an issue with their stream or feed, and I'm wondering if it might have been Jeff Bezos because at least thus far were almost an hour and a half into the testimony and he hadn't been asked a single question. Anyway back to the whole idea of testifying remotely if I were going to do one of those rate, my video call backgrounds reports. Bezos look like he was in some sort of executive boardroom, lots of tasteful Chomsky's behind him. Look like he was in a conference room at a high end law firm I couldn't tell what Zuckerberg was sitting in front of it looked like closed vertical blinds almost like I don't know some sort of like a bunker like if you're battening down your house for a Hurricane Tim, Cook was in front of some sort of tasteful plant trough though he was clearly working off an ipad pro. Let's start off with what the Fab four had to say in their opening statements. Amazon's Jeff bezos underscored Amazon's job creation, its investments in social causes and its role in supporting small and medium-sized businesses. And made the case that Hey Amazon is just a tiny competitor in a huge global market quote. The global retail market we compete in is strikingly large and extraordinarily competitive Amazon accounts for less than one percent of the thousand five, trillion dollar global retail market and less than four percent of retail in the US unlike industries that are winner take all there's room in retail for many winners for example. More than eighty retailers in the US. Alone earn over one billion dollars in annual revenue like any retailer we know that the success of our store depends entirely on customer satisfaction with their experience in our store every day Amazon competes against large established players like target Costco Kroger and of course, Walmart a company more than twice Amazon size, and while we have always focused on producing a great customer experience. For retail sales done primarily online sales initiated online are now in even larger Growth Area for other stores Walmart's online sales grew seventy four percent in the first quarter and customers are increasingly flocking disservices invented by other stores. Amazon still can't match at the scale of other large companies like curbside pickup and in store returns and quote alphabets. Soon, Darpa, Chai, said that Google also operates in a highly competitive. Market and that it's free products benefit the average American quote. A competitive digital ad marketplace gives publishers, advertisers, and therefore consumers an enormous amount of choice pichai stated, for example, competition and ads from twitter instagram comcast and others has helped lower online advertising costs by forty percent over the last ten years with these savings pass down to consumers through lower prices in areas like travel and real estate Google faces strong. For search queries for many businesses that are experts in those areas. Today's competitive landscape looks nothing like I. Did five years ago let alone twenty one years ago when Google launched its first product Google search people have more ways to search for information than ever before and quote. Tim Cook of Apple said that the APP store has opened the gate wider for software developers. Also, apple doesn't have dominant market share quote as much as we believe, the iphone provides the best user experience. We know it is far from the only choice available to consumers Cook said after beginning with five hundred APPs today the APP store hosts more than one point seven, million, only sixty of which are apple software. Clearly, if apple is a gatekeeper, what we have done is open the gate wider we want to get every APP we can on the store, not keep them off and quote. And facebook's mark. Zuckerberg said well, but he said a thousand times before that facebook knows it has more work to do on things like fighting misinformation and that you know companies aren't bad simply because they're big. And he took pains to point out that facebook is an American success story quote although people around the world use our products. FACEBOOK is a proudly American company. He said, we believe in Values Democracy Competition Inclusion and free expression that the American economy was built on many other tech companies share these values, but there's no guarantee our values will win out for example China. Is Building its own version of the Internet focused on very different ideas and they are exporting their vision to other countries as Congress and other stakeholders. Consider how antitrust laws support competition in the US. I believe it's important to maintain the core values of openness and fairness that have made America's digital economy, a force for empowerment and opportunity here and around the world and quote. In his opening remarks, the chairman of the Committee David. Sy-. Selena Rhode. Island. Laid out three areas of inquiry that the was scheduled to delve into at least in questioning from the Democratic Congress folk more on that in A. Quitting CNBC, each platform allegedly serves as a quote bottleneck for a key channel of distribution and quote the platforms allegedly used their control over digital infrastructure to Sir Vail other companies, their growth business activity, and whether they might pose a competitive threat and use that information to maintain their own power and third the platforms allegedly abused their control over current technologies to extend their power through tactics like self referencing their own products. Quote. Prior to the cove nineteen pandemic, these corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. Silly said in the wake of Covid nineteen however, they are likely to emerge stronger and more powerful than ever before, and he concluded by saying quote, our founders would not bow before a king nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and quote? But as I say, while this was labelled as an anticompetitive antitrust inquiry, it seems like the Republican Congress folk were primarily interested in probing alleged bias against conservative users. In fact, Jim Jordan. One of the ranking Republican representatives spent most of his opening remarks railing against. which if that continues would basically be exactly what all of the CEOS in the talking head boxes would be hoping for right lots of distraction and no real spotlight on them. In fact, a lot of the most heated questions directed at a company that's not even present. We'll see if that continues but I have to say straight off Chairman Sicily and was very specific targeted sharp questions. He kept interrupting folks when they started to stray into doublespeak and the very nature of the questions from him and others at least so far. This wasn't like previous congressional hearings we've covered where the congress folk didn't seem to even understand the businesses they were investigating, and maybe that was because I don't know if you saw the woman sitting very prominently very obviously behind Mr. Cecil lean. Let me let the Washington Post fill you in on who that was quote as a twenty eight year old law student Lena Con penned a twenty four thousand word article for Yale Law Journal titled Amazon's antitrust. Paradox. The article described how US antitrust law isn't equipped to deal with tech giants such as Amazon. Even as the company has made itself as essential to commerce in the twenty first century in the way that railroads and telephone systems had in the previous century con now works as counsel for the antitrust subcommittee she has worked with Sylvain to develop his case against the tech giants including Amazon and quote. As I said, the questioning is continuing as I speak these words in fact I just heard that they came back from their recess. The whole thing did kick off hour late only getting started at one PM, eastern? So I don't think it'll be done before for five PM at least. So again, I'll put together a summary of all of the juicy exchanges happening now for tomorrow.
Tech Giants Gird for Tough Hearing in House Antitrust Probe
"Of the minds on Capitol Hill today. Big Tech testifies to lawmakers as the heads of Facebook, Apple Google And Amazon will be grilled on antitrust concerns. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's soon DARPA Chai Apple's Tim Cook and making his first appearance before Congress Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will all appear virtually before the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust as the subcommittee has been conducting a year long investigation of big tax market dominance. A central issue for lawmakers, as they reviewed these massive companies is whether existing competition policies and century old antitrust laws are adequate for overseeing today's tech giants.
Big Tech CEOs testify before House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee
"To lawmakers as the heads of Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon will be grilled on antitrust concerns. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's soon DARPA Chai Apple's Tim Cook and making his first appearance before Congress Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will all appear virtually before the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust. As the subcommittee has been conducting a year long investigation of big tax market dominance. A central issue for lawmakers as they reviewed these massive companies is whether existing competition policies and century old antitrust laws are adequate for overseeing today's tech giants. Mark Malard
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Hope and Worry Mingle as Countries Relax Coronavirus Lockdowns
"Again just to repeat I had to run through some things pretty quickly Germany is re opening all of its shops and allowing soccer Italy Spain and France have eased their lock downs after the hot spots in those countries have now seen a record low number of coronavirus cases something that my my point is that lockdowns are being lifted all over the world not just here in the in the United States and there is mounting pressure to keep states close to keep the lockdown on and in place in the United States primarily in Democrat run states and we all know what the reason for this is there is an ongoing effort to **** the American economic recovery if you want to call it that whatever the renewed economic activity is and it's it's breathtaking to behold it really has a people talk about we got across the aisle we gotta show people that we can work together we gotta have demonstrated that we can make sure the government can work and we we can't even unified on a pandemic we're not it does not actually does surprise me at all because I know Eric and laughed I know the backwards and forwards I know today's Democrat party and I and I know what their political objectives are I'm just telling you they don't care capitalism is taking a hit that's in fact there's some of the some things happening in this in this situation that they have been secretly hoping would happen some day somehow main socialist by design don't like capitalism they've been looking for ways to damage and destroy it this thing is come along it's a godsend to many people on the left and so your your your if you if you have people who consider the United States is the problem in the world because the United States is too big it's too big a superpower it's too big economically it's just not fair something like this comes along and can cut the United States down to size twenty people in this country most of the Democrat party who are all for it I don't believe me I don't but it it it may be something you don't want to just take a look at where states are shut down I will continue to be shut down where governors don't want to open them up ask what party they're in and ask what could the reasons for this continued lockdown and the continued destruction of people's economic fortunes and watch what could that be about what purpose does it serve because believe me it serves a purpose keeping a state walk down keeping people in financial ruin with no opportunity to go back to work it does serve a particular political objective and that objective of course beating Donald Trump in November it sounds simplistic to some of you but it is the case I was reading I mentioned earlier in the program you can guardian is a column here my somebody named Francine prose I never heard of her I don't even know she's a real person is a sort of name or whatever but the piece is entitled what Americans ever forgive trump for his heart was lack of compassion the some heavy is while the nation grieves the US president has spent less than five minutes expressing compassion for those who are suffering we can't help thinking how much less worried we would be if a humane competent well informed adult was making the decisions that affect us all now that intrigues me because I want to ask you just just point blank take everything that's happening and leave it in place everything that has happened everything that is happening and what you think the immediate future all the words do you think Major League Baseball will play this season do you think the NFL will kick off with fans in the stands whatever you think yes fine if you think you know whatever whatever you think of the current circumstances would you be thinking differently would you be less worried if somebody we're in the White House expressing compassion for people who are stuck when it change your attitude about any of this what are you against compassion all I'm not against conventional put words in my mouth I'm asking what good does it do in the context of what we're talking about here what by the way that what Americans ever forgive trump for his heart was lack of compassion where has it been established that is heartless so there's a there's a gigantic presumption this whole thing off which is companies are heartless SOB about Americans know it and trump needs to get their forgiveness quick because trump is making this worse trump is making those wars because he doesn't have any compassion for the people suffering the nation is grieving now what is trump doing what do you define compassion a whole bunch of different ways but can optimism being compassion I know that trump refuses they get caught up in pessimism he doesn't like it he doesn't want to be identified with it he want he doesn't he doesn't want to be involved in things that create panic so trump well often times be optimistic because he thinks that's far more productive and far more helpful for people then just sit there and wring his hands together and talk about how sandy is because there are certain things that you just assume nobody is happy with the number of people who have died here nobody is happy with the number of people are sick should you have to save that for people to understand that about you what we give you an example this happened when I was out you remember the brouhaha that erupted after trump at one of the briefings talked about the possibility of injecting Clorox or whatever was you remember the outrage over this you remember people talking about how dumb and stupid all my god how embarrassing trump actually all dirty looked at the score of queen and he's asking her to confirm they could someday shook people up with Marshall it's dangerous this guy is an absolute these stupid people were saying now what happened what happened is the trump was briefed on some news that was announced who who's the guy who was the what department wasn't wasn't FEMA somebody made an announcement at that briefing that they had discovered the virus doesn't do well in high temperatures it doesn't do well on services it lasts thirty seconds with disinfectant Clorox whatever it was well trump had been briefed on all that a mere couple of minutes before the briefing and start I don't believe Donald Trump actually thinks or thought or to shoot anybody up what Y. sol rocks what Donald Trump is is I can do what kind of person and if he here is that this virus is wiped out in thirty seconds with exposure to whatever it was Clorox then his mind is going okay so how do we apply that and he thinks out loud how do we apply that if that if that kills it then how do we apply that to people who have a deep thanks out loud he's not literally thinking of shooting people up with one of these disinfectants are and yet the assumption was that he was thinking that the assumption was that he saw store but any such a fool that he literally want to go grab a patient and get a syringe and put some parts in there and have doctor works should the person up in sap the virus he's not and yet everybody reacted to it as though he is that stupid the is that heart was that he is that I have encountered that side of Donald Trump won the day all of the state of the union and which Catherine I were his gas and I got the presidential medal of freedom you would not believe what all had to happen for me to get to Washington that day and none of it what happened were it not for him making it happen things that you would say are impossible to get done in two hours or three cannot do he did it all he's just he's a can do kind of person he doesn't have no aunt or something negative in his it is make up so we goes about these briefings yeah the briefer was the homeland security undersecretary for science in fact the bill Ryan was built brand came out told everybody what happened to the virus in high humidity and high temperatures and certain kinds of disinfectants and so forth all Donald Trump as a problem solver and he likes to encourage people he likes to inspire people he likes to get people moving and he does think things that a lot of people that can't be done candy any doesn't just sit there one second if he's dealing with somebody who thinks something can't be done he's going to try to tell it can the mistake here was to do this impromptu ad libbing in front of cameras but I guarantee you that had the cameras not been there had trouble learn this so he would have been asking the boys are some way we can apply this is there some way we can take what you've just learned here and apply it to the way we're treating people with the virus he doesnt mean shut him up with this impact of poison is there something to learn here whether we actually this was just so over the top you remember trump any of trump's foolish trump this trump slap it was so bad that trump himself his staff got you got to go out to you got to fix this so I went out there the next day in trump said I was being sarcastic I was being sarcastic with the media I was asking a sarcastic wit that's obviously not what he was doing hi I wish I had been in the meeting to formulate the strategy the procedure here for dealing with with this because believe me it could have been converted into a total positive the reason I bring all this up is because it we have a piece here in the UK guard it will Americans ever forgive trump for his heart was lacking the last thing Donald Trump is as heartless and the last thing he has none of his compassion it is the exact opposite Donald Trump believes everybody's capable of greatness he believes it everybody's capable of accomplishing things he doesn't believe in sitting around and rubbing people's shoulders and saying it's okay you suck you're never going to amount to anything but I'll make you feel better about it he doesn't believe in that inspiring people getting the most out of people particularly people work for him particularly for people that can't do the things that he needs done it is that he can't do himself he needs those people come through we can't help thinking how much less worried we would be if I humane competent well informed the doubt was making the decisions that affect this there's another pull cord from his face and yet we've learned that Franklin Roosevelt turned away refugees from Hitler's Europe we can still imagine how comforting it was for those who lived through the Great Depression hearing his radio speech also people were suffering in the Great Depression and lost everything but somehow listening to Roosevelt on the radio made him feel better maybe you've made them feel better but it did not change their circumstances my mother used to get real mad at me she make me eat everything on the plate I'm sure yours did too and if I didn't do it she would say things like you know there are people there are people on the other side of the house over in China starving they would let us is also mom let me ask if I eat everything on his plate or some Chinese kids going to be rubbing your stomach I feel so full now you know smart aleck you'll be quiet you don't set your mother that left I'm sorry this one to me how my eating something is going to fill up a bunch of chai com Bally's wow right sure really I'm just missed through real real folks and I know exactly what troubles with this idea here that the American people cannot function we
Bangalore, Central Business District
"Halo Welcome to Food Neighborhood Son monocle twenty four. AM articles based all cities. Various bellicose love for their food and drink offerings. And in this series we get to know these places. This week we had to bend glue or as many no wait Bangalore toge- taste of southern India's food entering culture. Our Guide is Monaco's DA. Thomas Alexander India is a pretty hot country but have you been to the temperate city of Bengal do the fifth largest city in India almost as populated as London and just like the English capital describing this Indian city always means describing the weather. The sub tropical climate and the Indian monsoon makes coffee grow in this region. The city of Bangalore is the urban neighbor to the country's coffee plantations but at the very hot of Bengal. Lulu is the central business district. This food neighborhood is as easy going as the city. Take your time. There is no rush to get anywhere anywhere. That will always be food at the table and it will be hot welcome to Bengal Lulu. I stop breakfast. Just make your way to the airlines. who tell sit under the shade of Banyan trees the Earth beneath your feet get yourself Masala? Dosa it's like the Krispy kreme wrapped around spiced potatoes. A well known Australian chef once described it as a Taco with Funky fellings. Roll up your sleeves. Tara Alphabet of the dose out and dip it into tiny boats of check me eat away finish up with a strong south Indian filter coffee it is always served in a cup the bull so you can transfer the coffee between the two again and again until it cools down to drinking temperature. If you're looking looking for a lunch spot find your way to saint marks wrote a flight of stairs on the corner will lead you to a simple restaurant gone gun stylized. I like a homeless dining room. Itself's food from the west coast of India or coastal cuisine. You want to try Lebron's Sokaia with a soft and delicate delicate new DOSA. It will change your life warning. It is hot and spicy but chilled coconut milk. Drink on the side call. Soul Curry helps go easy on the Tummy. Before the sunsets make time for Chai you can go to chide point on MG road. I asked for a dump shy or look around you for a makeshift. He stole a whole teapot. Will feed a bunch of strangers. Take in this coming together. The city also boasts of microbreweries head over to Arbor Brewing Company. And get a sampler of their beers. So you can find the one just for you but if you drive a cocktail step next door to the poem. It chewing for a drink with a south Indian twist chipper mighty is made made with vodka and cucumbers and coriander and or to the city's laid back culture show mighty is local way to say. Take it easy. Choose from an excellent selection of appetizers to pay did you know the GMT came from an idea in India. The Cornell Tonic. Water helped fight malaria. British soldiers in India I began to make Stone Aquatic Jin because it was too too don on its own. Toast and tonic is a plush restaurant that creates own. I'm Tony Clutter. The citrus bays. Tonic is delicious. If the candlelit atmosphere is not for you hit the streets head over to the bustling eternal Johnson market for all of the Aroma of Kabob Kebab Center. There's always a gathering around this local institution stand around and enjoy a chic Kebab in a crowd I sits down near. You need to get yourself. A classic bear Yanni the iconic Indian dish rice and meat a cook together with whole spices. There are hundreds of versions of it. But why not start been Nagarjuna rest drawn on residency road. The food is served on a banana leaf traditional substitute for a plate for dessert. Walk over to not Gotcha ice cream on saint mark's road a scoop of tender coconut ice queen is scooped onto a warm waffle cone. It is refreshing flavour. That will tie everything together. And should you like to carry a piece of this neighborhood with you make a trip to blue. Tokai coffee roasters by a bag of freshest coffee beans from a local mom when your home and making a coupla savor it slowly
Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China
"On so this Harvard scientist lied right he got caught he was getting paid by the Chinese communist government is doctor Charles Lieber sixty years old you can pay by the chai comes fifty thousand Bucks a month he was the chairman of the department of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard wow you ready for this Wuhan yes the center of the of the coronavirus Wuhan university of technology paid this guy fifty grand a month and about a hundred fifty a grand a year living expenses and a million and a half dollars to build a research lab in exchange for working on behalf of the university for not less than nine months a year starting in twenty eleven that's what it says he said he was contact contracted with China's thousand talents program fit the federal government says that seeks to reward individuals for stealing proprietary information any did the between twenty twelve and twenty seventeen and he lied about his ties to China to Harvard Harvard asked is I know ties to Diana no no no no no ties so he's getting paid a lot of money by China to basically give them all kinds of information in it and you name it information to then give it to
Stefan Krasowski on Visiting All 193 UN Countries
"Steffan Krzyzewski come from Minnesota in the US. I've I just recently gotten to one ninety three. UN countries which is why we're talking today. You bring me back for follow up. But I'm happy to be here I don't remember that comment but I'm glad to have you back and curious to hear a little bit of your final part of the journey and I just wanted overview a couple of different different things to remind the listener Remind us again. Why the love of travel was the catalyst what spurred your love for expiration in discovery like many many in my boat there? There's a collecting background. Where you you get interested in collecting different things and I did not travel much coach growing up? My parents not not active travelers so it was my high school junior year trip to China. We had started studying Chinese Back in fifth grade grade and went to China and traveled around and it was just eye-popping exciting thrilling and so as soon as I could I went to college and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Philadelphia but spent semesters in Shanghai and Hong Kong and then moved to China right after graduating college. And the you've been in Hong Kong. I arranged at ride classes three days a week and just every every Wednesday night I would head the Shenzhen. See what buster overnight train rain was leaving in hop somewhere new and got addicted traveling in China going every province in in the country. And then step-by-step expanding out to the region and the wider world pulled out of curiosity. You didn't come from travel family. What's your family? Think of what you've done what you've accomplished in the travel world world totally supportive. Do they think you're a little crazy. What's going on when you get together for Thanksgiving? Oh I've got one wonderful parents sand and Brother who's a doctor and a scientist who's WHO's very different although we both Studied Chinese at the the same starting and he studied in China in highschool so my parents Prince of been extremely big about education that they work worked to put put us into the best schools that that we could get ourselves into an and get that environment and Mother reading to me every night Even when I developed an interest in books like James Bond or Tarzan in bucks as a as a first or second grader that would have pretty racy stuff she wouldn't our through and and Be Happy to expose me to to new ideas. A Matt so the circumstances weren't for for them to be traveling a huge amount growing up but they're always been very supportive and and As as both my brother and I got older than the I was living in China my parents did start traveling and in quite a quite a lot of times they visited me. TRAVELLED AROUND DOWN SO my father's a adult of million miler now so it's it's certainly not not anti travel in out of curiosity whose commander and his better yours or your brother. I should hope it's me because I still go back several times a year and actively do stuff with China and he hasn't significantly kept up with it since since going into medical school. I mean I know he did say at the time that Learning Anatomy class was pretty easy Z.. For him when when he had been studying Chinese characters for some time but when he was when he was at his best to you. As far beyond me reading classical Chinese the It's it's it's much more different than than say Latin. It was never a spoken language. The written Classical texts are incredibly hard. Pardon any was brilliant that I can. I can get through the first few sentences of the Dow ditching and and that which is which is hard enough but He was he was way beyond me as scholar. Could use to your brother in and Stephan. What was that inflection point? So you explain how you really were taking advantage of semesters abroad in Hong Kong China the region starting to explore like crazy. What was the moment when you decided to chase when ninety three? What was that light bulb moment? It was. It was somewhere around Azerbaijan Georgia Armenia trip that I took from China on one one of the holiday weeks that that China has an at that point I was had been to just about every country in Asia and and was loving it than in seeing the possibility awesome -bility of doing much more in learning learning about frequent flyer programs which was making some of these possible Places like the caucuses were connected to China. Southern routes in Chai from China and Could use my north west and then later when they became Delta Delta Miles on on these is trips so things that I thought were previously unattainable for time or cost reasons were suddenly feasible and and And I never I never had an interest to be a full time traveler even if I had unlimited resources for that I push myself very hard on trips. The I've I've taken several three week trips Only wash twice longer. Once a four week I think in the that was in Central and west Africa and a five week around the Pacific and I was so exhausted after three weeks of pushing myself that that is the the long term travel all thing wouldn't wouldn't fit for me and and professionally isn't isn't where my interest lies and and certainly not as it is where my marriage marriage would be taking me so the I like short intense trips. It but was there a day where you sat around and counted up the country's on the map happen you saw that you're at fifty or a hundred and then you read an article. What was that final? Push where you said okay. I've done this now. I can do that. There was more of a a different back back to that other by John. Looked at within. The cost was to get to Nakhichevan which is a separate part of other by John that on the Traveler Century Club list as a separate territory and it was it now? It's quite easy to visit in affordable all and more flights at that point it was it was looking that expensive and I decided I'm not going to get addicted to a crazy list like that and subsequently I've ended knocked divide and gotten addicted to that list but it was It wasn't it was it was Wasn't necessarily one day except perhaps perhaps when I got got to eat team more. So that was the last country in Asia that I hadn't been to and did say I went to to all this trouble to get east team or deal with Indonesian and flights which wonderful delightful country in many ways except traveling Logistically is Is One where a lot of things. Don't go to plan and and So once I got to East Timor as I'm going for the UN Stephan. You're last on counting countries actually November of twenty sixteen eighteen. And you're at one hundred eighty six countries at that point. But you didn't finish your you analyst until August of Twenty nineteen in for some travelers. That's a lifetime Some travelers as we know have done all one hundred ninety three during that same time period. So you took your time to finish off the last seven countries I want to focus on four of your final five two of them. I found pretty surprising in two. I didn't so your final countries was Italy. How did Italy early of all countries end up being one of your last countries? There were three that I was saving to the end of Italy Greece and Turkey and and Mainly not not so much animus. I'm really WANNA have a big party or something. It wasn't that it's it's I'm history is my favorite subject fascinated with ancient history. And all of those three are are are so special in central to to world history and world world civilizations that I wanted to to save them to really enjoy lavish in terms of time and and Destinations destinations trips to go. So that that was the original thinking and then What will get into why I got stuck on on a couple of others and so then finally I just? I just couldn't wait. These are wonderful places that I'll visit multiple times in my life but That that that roughly was the idea As well as the flip side is after seeing so many ancient Roman ruins in North Africa. That have this kind of thinking. Why should I go to Italy and see the crowds? But you know that's just that's just one of the ten thousand different things that are fantastic by deadly to to go see show as a history buff. You mentioned Italy Turkey Greece. What's a highlight for you? Visiting those countries by all of all of the above. I mean it's it's just incredible. How you You could pretty pick pick any point on the map and see multiple layers of of incredible history I mean what I. I walked off the plane Lina in Milan. I had booked the trip like a week before last minute and I can only get one one ticket to the last temptation Or the Last Supper or the last supper painting and and I had like an hour and fifteen minutes from touchdown in Milan Malpensa to to getting getting getting in the door picked up a rental car drove as far as I could into the city abandoned the car where other people were illegally. Ugly parks hopped on the subway and guide in and saw that and and So Italy I've really I've really just started. I've been a bit in the North's I've I've seen the Vatican again but I haven't properly visited row. I've been around Sicily different territories in. It's it's just pick your pick your time in history Greece more specifically the ancient In the ancient era I mean I just gets it gets incredible to. You're just driving down the road and you see the road sign Its Tab obeys in the ancient Also known as thieves. And now it's just a a scruffy scruffy town but just pull off the road and spend the night there because these names out of history are incredible and and the answer Turkey Turkey. I took a A road trip from von the famous Lake van in the Armenian Indian churches in the East and drove all the way across the country The the more or less southern route through the Kurdish areas than around the Jian coast and So many eras of history from the first Essentially I city of multi-level housing and that goes back back. Thousands of years all the way up to the modern times. I mean it's just I just couldn't i. I had take UNESCO sites off the list because there's only so many you you can see in a day it's It's incredible and Turkey actually. has this fantastic museum pass system where you can get the countrywide one or you can get one. That's for a week league or are some regional ones arrest Boland's and the prices are so low and every mega site in the countries included. It's it's not like many countries where the tour pass includes everything except the one really must see