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9 Minutes and 29 Seconds: The Derek Chauvin Trial

Court Junkie

02:13 min | just now

9 Minutes and 29 Seconds: The Derek Chauvin Trial

"Thirty pm on may twenty fifth two thousand twani at the intersection of east thirty eighth street and chicago avenue in minneapolis. Minnesota was the aftermath of something. Horrific that had just occurred there. Donald williams was calling nine one one of the emergency designing killing In front of chicago He is pretty noisy. Guy wasn't the rest. Yeah neck the whole time. I'll do ninety man win. Went by breathing was arrested. Nothing you've already made green light these stupid. If not responsible when the ambulance you're area cattle. Donald was talking fast. He would later say he called nine one one because he didn't know what else to do about what he had just witnessed. He told the dispatcher that he saw a police officer quote pretty much. Just kill this guy. Who wasn't resisting arrest. He had his knee and this dude's neck the whole time. He said officer nine eighty-seven referring to the officer's badge number he had seen. He said the man hadn't been resisting that he was already in handcuffs when the officer knelt on him pinning him down on the ground then. The man stopped breathing and was non responsive when the ambulance came he said. Would you like to speak with us sergeant. That would go. What a wasn't the rest for. Let me get you over to the best thing for thing. Don't be his own off. Duty firefighter day. Your washing it. As well jacob go the one person he told the dispatcher he had been standing there watching with a woman who was an off duty firefighter. That woman told the officer to check the man for a pulse. He said but the officer refused

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Fresh update on "chicago" discussed on Bloomberg Opinion

Bloomberg Opinion

00:59 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "chicago" discussed on Bloomberg Opinion

"When it returns to work next week Matt mattson explains The government runs out of money on December 3rd another short term funding extension could happen as Democrats try to get something past using their small majorities in the House and Senate Congress is looking at other deadlines which include raising the nation's debt ceiling Treasury secretary Janet Yellen said last week she believes the debt limit will be reached on December 15th I met mattson And President Biden is urging Americans to get vaccinated against the new omicron coronavirus variant Biden said Friday that he was briefed on the situation by doctor Anthony Fauci and members of his COVID response team In a statement he urged those who haven't gotten vaccinated yet to do so right away Individuals 5 and older are now able to get the shots Biden is also urging those who are fully vaccinated to get their COVID booster shot That's the latest I'm Jim Forbes Now this Bloomberg sports update following a full set of Thanksgiving games NFL week 12 continues Sunday the jets will look to snap a three game skid as they face the Texans this weekend Quarterbacks Zach Wilson is expected to make his return and head coach Robert sala says he's looking for Wilson to continue to make improvements when he does return So it's just continue getting comfortable earlier in the games and let his athleticism take over and his arm talent take over because he is a talented young man So just to step up get better and take it one play at a time Wilson with four touchdowns and 9 picks before his injury last month Meantime the Giants have split its last four games as they gear up to play the eagles in the Meadowlands New York coming off a loss to the Buccaneers ahead of the game head coach Joe judge says Philadelphia has evolved their offense in recent weeks The run game has.

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Who Is Dr. Robert Malone, Inventor of mRNA Vaccines?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:58 min | 1 d ago

Who Is Dr. Robert Malone, Inventor of mRNA Vaccines?

"And he is the president of the international alliance of physicians and scientists, doctor Malone, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thank you. Thanks a lot for the opportunity to be here and talk to you and your audience. So let's get on it. So I'm an admirer and fan of yours. I first was made aware of you and your work when you join Brett Weinstein on his podcast all the way back in April or May or June if I remember correctly. In the back in the 20th century. It feels like yeah, that was a different world. And I was very interested in that conversation and I've watched hours of your footage since because it seemed that you were confirming some of the suspicion that I had and skepticism in my head towards the current rollout and the vaccine that we are now being in some ways forced to take. Please establish your background in vaccine technology, the original inventor of MR MN RNA and DNA vaccines and talk about why and how you got concerned about this. And we'll go from there. Let's see. So briefly, the bona fides. Let's see, you see Davis, biochemistry, bachelors and science. You see San Diego and the salk institute masters in biology, MD from northwestern university in Chicago. Fellowships, research fellowships at UC Davis and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School for global clinical scholars research training that was just a few years ago to kind of tighten up all of my credentials having to do with clinical research regulatory affairs and all that stuff also completed a internship medical internship at UC Davis. I'm a licensed physician in the state of Maryland. I did invent the core platform technology that gave rise to these vaccines. I did not invent these vaccines. And I'm a little aggravated at what's been done with these vaccines as what's happened to the technology. But I had a extensive academic career top pathology at UC Davis and new Maryland Baltimore and also was an associate professor at the uniformed services university of the health sciences. You could look up all the papers and the many patents through if you look on Google scholar is a site so you can just Google scholar and I'm having trouble with that just like you were with the mRNA. With my name on it. And you'll see the over hundred papers and 12,600 plus academic citations for the work blah,

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Dine-and-Dashers Abduct, Assault Waitress Who Tried to Stop Them, NJ Police Say

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:12 min | 1 d ago

Dine-and-Dashers Abduct, Assault Waitress Who Tried to Stop Them, NJ Police Say

"I was just reading about something that happened in turnerville, New Jersey, Washington township. And this is going to get me in trouble for saying this. Because we need to have a serious conversation about race in America. When Joe Biden talks about the thugs at the at the capitol on January 6th, what about all the violence we're seeing in the streets of America today? Chicago. How about Saturday at the nifty 50s, in turnerville, New Jersey? Police are searching for the suspects caught on surveillance video who are believed to be involved in the attack. Now, there's no mention of the suspect's race. No mention of the waitress is race. Here's what happened. There was a table of 5 customers who were attempting to skip out on their $70 bill at this diner. And the waitress sees it. And she goes out into the parking lot to try to confront the 5 suspects. They abducted the 20 year old, they dragged her into the car and they beat her. Mercilessly. The vehicle headed north on route 42, made a U turn was headed north south toward Monroe township, and then they pushed her out of the vehicle. Somehow she was in killed. She was beaten badly. Because she's a hardworking young woman trying to make a living waiting tables. Now, I'm reading this article, and I'm wondering, why is there no descriptive descriptor of the suspects? Well, we know the answer to that. The media never identifies black suspects anymore as being black suspects. And yeah, these suspects are black. And she's white. Now, I don't know that bad people are bad people. Criminals are criminals. But we do see a dish proportionate percentage of crime being committed in the streets of America by black Americans.

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Santos' game-ending FG ends Bears' skid versus winless Lions

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 1 d ago

Santos' game-ending FG ends Bears' skid versus winless Lions

"The bears game skid edging the lions sixty to fourteen on thanksgiving Cairo Santos kicked three field goals including the game winning twenty eight yarder as time expired to help Chicago a group of forty seven Dalton threw for three hundred seventeen yards and a touchdown to Jimmy Graham but it was wide receiver Darnell Mooney paced the offense with five catches for a hundred and twenty three yards Jared Goff returns from an oblique injury to throw for a hundred and seventy one yards and touchdown tosses the Josh Reynolds and T. J. Hockenson but it wasn't enough as Detroit dropped the ten and one Denny count the jury

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 Illinois families of 2 killed at concert file lawsuits

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 2 d ago

Illinois families of 2 killed at concert file lawsuits

"There's been another lawsuit filed in connection with the deadly astroworld concert in Houston this is being filed by the family of two close friends from suburban Chicago who ended up dead at the show from the crowd surge and among those it targets is Travis Scott the rapper who set sparked that deadly crash toward the front of the stage also named our live nation entertainment and other companies and all ten people died and hundreds were injured when a crowd pushed concert goers forward crushing and trampling many of them the

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Meet Lee Strobel, Author of 'The Case for Christ'

The Dan Bongino Show

01:09 min | 3 d ago

Meet Lee Strobel, Author of 'The Case for Christ'

"And he said I want you to read this book and then get back to me later And he handed me your book The case for Christ And it is a powerful book You are a journalist you are a journalist at the time and you and if I'm telling this thing correctly stop me you are not a big believer in Christ at all and you wanted to write a book trying to show how there's no way Christ was this sort of guy No way And you came to an out of the conclusion by telling that story kind of right Pretty much I was an atheistic at the time I was a legal editor at the Chicago Tribune My background is in journalism and law I've got a master's degree from being a law school And my wife was agnostic you didn't know what to believe about God She ended up becoming a Christian which I thought was the worst news I could get And so I thought how do I rescue her from this culture She's gotten involved in And I thought well if I just disproved the resurrection of Jesus in all of Christianity falls apart So I took my journalism training and legal training and spent two years systematically investigating the historical data concerning the resurrection of Jesus And ultimately became convinced that in light of the avalanche of evidence that point so powerfully toward it being true it would take more faith to maintain my atheism than to become a Christian So that's when I came to faith

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5 killed, more than 40 injured when fast-moving SUV drives through Wisconsin holiday parade

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 4 d ago

5 killed, more than 40 injured when fast-moving SUV drives through Wisconsin holiday parade

"Five people are dead close to fifty others injured when a man drove his SUV into a parade in the Milwaukee supper thirty nine year old man is in jail facing intentional homicide charges after leaving the side of a domestic disturbance before police arrived and barreling into a parade under way Sunday in Waukesha Wisconsin and this from ABC seven Chicago police chief Dan Thompson says officers were not chasing Darryl Brooks junior despite his allegedly being involved in the dispute just minutes earlier there's no pursuit that led up to this incident this

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Freeman TD lifts Ravens over Bears with Jackson sidelined

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 5 d ago

Freeman TD lifts Ravens over Bears with Jackson sidelined

"Devontae Freeman three yard touchdown run with just twenty two seconds left in regulation gave the ravens a sixteen thirteen victory over the bears Freeman's touchdown followed the bears taking the lead with one forty one to go with Andy Dalton connecting with marquise Goodwin on a forty nine yard score on a fourth and eleven play Lamar Jackson missed Sunday's game out with a non covert illness with Tyler Huntley filling in going twenty six for thirty six for two hundred nineteen yards and one interception Huntley talks about filling in for Jackson I'm thinking he's going play regardless of it he can he can be breaking out a sweat I feel like you don't play but today it is a different circumstances that happened today Justin fields started for the bears but left with a rib injury Dalton stepped in with two aerial scores but the bears have now lost five in a row David Shuster Chicago

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Kevin McCullough on the Nuances of Unrest in Kenosha, WI

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:10 min | Last week

Kevin McCullough on the Nuances of Unrest in Kenosha, WI

"Today right now is Kevin McCullough. He's talking about the Kyle whitton written house written house verdict that just came in just about an hour or so ago. And let's continue on with that with Kevin McCallum. Kevin? Well, we were talking before the break a little bit about the dynamic. I think the media really missed on this because when you're talking about police violence in New York or Chicago or Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, LA, you're talking about a very different dynamic than you are in Kenosha Wisconsin. I've been to Kenosha Wisconsin, a bunch of times. It is a college town. You have the big university of Wisconsin there. You have the it is in essence. It is a city technically, but it is in the middle of farmland. And you don't have people just rolling up to go protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin on a regular basis. There's a very different sort of vibe and feel. And when people are saying, why would Kyle rittenhouse who didn't live in the exact neighborhood where this went down? Why would he come over there to do that? Well, in the Midwest, farmers have each other's back in small towns look out for one another, and so forth. And by the same standard, if you had these protesters bust in causing the perpetrated and very intentional chaos that they were trying to create, then why wouldn't people that were from the region also say, well, wait a minute, not in my house. I'm not going to let this go down. So I think the media fundamentally misunderstood the fabric of who they were covering and where it was from, but they also obviously got it quite wrong in that the prosecutors just did not have they didn't have much of a case. When you have one of the victims saying that he pointed a gun at the accused and has to admit that, you know, he had basically threatened him by pointing the gun at him. That's an immediate wash. I'm surprised that the judge didn't almost at that point throw that case out completely just on

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Congressman Jim Jordon Explains the GOP's 3-Step Plan to Rein in Big Tech

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:56 min | Last week

Congressman Jim Jordon Explains the GOP's 3-Step Plan to Rein in Big Tech

"Congressman Jordan, I was invited after the election to meet with one of the top members of not the political conservative class, but the RNC itself. And I said, fine, I'll meet with you. We had lunch very close to my studio here and I he asked me my advice as to what should happen now. Now that allegedly Biden won. And I said, if you guys want to be taken seriously by America, by at least 74 million Americans, if the Republicans want to be seen as serious, there's only two issues you must prioritize right now. One of them is election integrity. We've got to get serious on making it impossible or hard to steal elections even in cities like Philadelphia and Chicago. The second thing I said is big tech. You've got to be as serious as a heart attack on stopping the censorship of any American. Will you talk to us about what you're seeing from your colleagues? Does the GLP get it? Do we have a plan when it comes to big tech congressman? Yeah. Yeah. The first thing is, take away their liability protection. At a minimum, we've got to get rid of the section two 30. Take away this immunity, this liability protection that they've enjoyed. They're making editorial decisions. They're sensitive and conservative. I always always tell the story that this was a couple of summers back. I guess we'll come back in 2018. But Matt Gates gives me a call, and he says, Jim, Twitter is shadow banning us. And I'm like, I didn't know which out of any man. I said, well, that sounds terrible. Now, what is he explained to me? Turned out it was. They were in fact a shadow banning Gates represented Meadows representative Nunes and myself. So you got 435 members of Congress, got a hundred senators 535, only four. Only four were being shadow banned by Twitter. And it happened to be right in the middle of the whole Trump Russia investigation when we were pushing back on all the BS coming from the Justice Department. So this becomes a news and Twitter sends out a statement that says well, it was just a glitch in our algorithm. And I'm like, glitching your algorithm, what did you put in the algorithm the names Gates Meadows known as Jordan? Give me a break. So you're exactly right. So that's step one. Step two is we actually need to get that. There are some antitrust cases happening. We need to get those to the Supreme Court on an expedited fashion, so that we can get an answer. It sure seems like justice Thomas wants to look at this. Are these companies so big and so powerful that we need to break them up? Do we need to reform our antitrust? How do we have to do it? So we think that is that's the second avenue that we have to do. And then third, we need to look at, I think, regular Americans having a private right of action against these companies, the ability to sue when they censor you when they take down your content, when they throttle back your ability to reach people via social media. So I think those are the three things that we're trying to look at, but certainly to start its dissection two 30, that needs to happen

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DoorDash's technological know-how offers help to food banks

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | Last week

DoorDash's technological know-how offers help to food banks

"Door dash is working to ease supply chain issues for food banks Julie your code with the northern Illinois food bank says the need is huge more than eight million families around the country are not getting the food they need the reasons why typically they don't know about us they can't get to us or they're ashamed project dashes already made more than a million deliveries the equivalent of about twenty one million meals Britney groggy is with door dash please actually have the ability to pick up from one location in the distributed several houses you know make a really efficient use of their time allowing them the opportunity to do more deliveries and able to help more neighbors in the process of doing some drivers like Britney vilano near Chicago can relate there was a time in my life where I would actually get food from the food bank and I was living in a shelter Anthony Erickson received these door dash delivery I think that would go hungry if there was no service like the project dash emerged in twenty seventeen from an idea originated by employees I bet Donahue

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Sebastian and Hans Von Spakovsky Discuss Old School Ballot Fraud

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:57 min | Last week

Sebastian and Hans Von Spakovsky Discuss Old School Ballot Fraud

"So let's look specifically hands. At what happened last year. And I'm not a former election commissioner. I'm not a lawyer, you served in the DOJ correct. There's a lot of so here's my layman's take and you tell me if it resonates. Conservatives are concerned. Justifiably aged because the incumbent president received more votes than any other incumbent president in history. And in four battleground states, the vote count was halted, and then the results reversed when the vote count was started again. So at least there are questions in four battleground states. For all the theories that have been developed since then, there are various baskets of theories. Some, rather ones, such as data farms in Germany, Venezuela, dominion, voting machines, memory sticks, algorithms, Wi-Fi access to electronic systems. My argument is a very simple one. If you know that the vote reversal occurred in places like Philadelphia in Atlanta, these are places that have, in some cases, Chicago, decades long history of fraught elections. And old school fraud is perhaps where we should start. The idea that ballot stuffing, filling out election ballots for people who aren't actually the person on the ballot. Does it make sense if you're looking to address these issues to follow the kiss principle and to stay with the keep it simple and start with that which we know, I mean, it's a joke, Philadelphia Chicago. These are box of jokes for decades. Before we get to these ideas of computers and algorithms, we have a lot of work to do with just very prosaic, do we not? Yeah, no, no, you've analyzed it exactly right. If you want to look at problems, the elections, you look at the ways elections have been stolen in the past. Right. And for those who think that doesn't still happen. I mean, look, you mentioned ballot stuffing, right? Okay, just a couple of weeks ago. And this didn't get this got almost no media attention. It was the media that is like covering this. Just a couple of weeks ago, a former election official in Philadelphia, who was actually a staffer for a member of the city council and who was responsible for running at least three polling places in Philly. She was indicted by the acting U.S. attorney for stuffing ballot boxes in her three precincts with bogus votes. It's an old school fraud. Yes, and for those who think that was isolated, no, last year in May also in Philadelphia, another election official was charged with exactly the same

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DeRozan, LaVine lead Bulls' 121-103 rout of LA; Davis tossed

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | Last week

DeRozan, LaVine lead Bulls' 121-103 rout of LA; Davis tossed

"Tamara to rose and scored a season high thirty eight points and the bulls won out the Lakers won twenty one to one oh three want to be successful you know just go out there compete have fun with my teammates and logo everything when I struggle to come up with a victory in the home that's our job every single night I just started my job Chicago made fifteen three point shots to only six four Los Angeles Lonzo ball scored twenty seven points also a season high making seven baskets from downtown tailing Horton Tucker finished with twenty eight points to top the Lakers mark Myers Los Angeles

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'The Case for Heaven' Author Lee Strobel Describes His Brush With Death

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:09 min | Last week

'The Case for Heaven' Author Lee Strobel Describes His Brush With Death

"Do you believe in an afterlife most of you listening to this program probably do? But I hope there are some people who don't because I have as my guest, Lee strobel, many of you know him. He's written a lot of big deal books, always starting with the words, the case for. Not like the case of the purloined letter or the case of not mystery stuff, but the case for. He's a journalist or was a journalist for a long time in Chicago. And the new book is called the case for heaven, a journalist investigates evidence for life after death Lee strobel welcome. Thanks, Eric. Great to see my friend. It's great to see you and I have to say, you know, the greatest compliment I could give is I wish I wrote this book because this stuff lights me up. The evidence, the stories and everything. So let's just let's leap into it. I mean, there are people that don't believe they think this is it and in my book is atheism dead. I feel like it doesn't really make sense on a number of levels that this is it. But why did you write a book saying effectively, this is not it. There's a thing called heaven, a place called heaven beyond this world. Well, several years ago, I almost died. And yeah, my wife found me unconscious on the bedroom floor. She called the paramedics. I woke up. This is something you never want to have happen to you. I woke up in the emergency room. And I looked into the face of the doctor. And you looked down at me and he said, you're one step away from a coma two steps away from dying. And then I went unconscious again. When was this Lee? How long ago is this? This was ten years ago. Ten years ago. I had no idea what's called hyponatremia. What is that? It's a severe drop in my blood sodium level. And I had I lost a kidney as part of it. And I was hovering between life and death. My blood sodium level was so low that most doctors when I give them the medical data on, they look at me and say, oh, you died, right? I mean, you can't live

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McDonald's CEO faces growing criticism after gun victim text

AP News Radio

01:01 min | 2 weeks ago

McDonald's CEO faces growing criticism after gun victim text

"This C. E. O. of McDonald's fast food is facing increased criticism over text messages he sent to Chicago's mayor about two children's deaths from gun violence an activist released text messages from McDonald's Chris Kim jin ski to Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot referencing two shootings that killed a young black girl and a Latino boy shot by police this C. E. O. wrote with both the parents feel those kids which I know is something you can't say even harder to fix Chicago organizations have been protesting for days the mother of jasmine Adams the girl killed at a McDonald's drive thru demanded an apology while Illinois congressman Bobby rush wants Kim jin ski to be removed the Chicago Tribune reports can chance he apologized to his employees saying that he reacted viscerally through the lens of being a father without showing the empathy and compassion he feels for the families hi Jackie Quinn

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Rep. Jim Jordan Authors New Book 'Do What You Said You Would Do'

The Dan Bongino Show

01:51 min | 2 weeks ago

Rep. Jim Jordan Authors New Book 'Do What You Said You Would Do'

"And one of the guys in the center of the D.C. maelstrom trying to fight for freedom and liberty is my good friend congressman Jim Jordan welcome back to the show sir Good to be with you Dan Thanks Thanks for all you're doing The country appreciates your leadership in so many ways Thank you Well thank you sir We've been friends for a long time You have a new book coming out I want to make sure everybody gets the title 'cause this is one of the good guys here And I'd appreciate it if you go pick it up It's called do what you said you would do Do what you now that's an interesting title for a book Congressman because a lot of people up on the hill unlike yourself don't do what they say they're gonna do They say they'll fight for freedom and stuff and we got this vaccine mandate And I don't want to stigmatize everyone A lot of good Republicans are fighting against these things But you know sadly this should be a unified effort against these things No it should be And look you've been speaking out others I mean I have we got business people with kind of a guy who called me last week He's got 600 employees trucking company And I ask him I said Ross how many how many of you are truck drivers How many of them are vaccinated He said half over half and it's like what is that So there's the liberty the fundamental liberty question but there's also the practical implications and consequences of this to our economy and Joe Biden doesn't seem to care all the left in all their craziness They just want to keep plowing ahead with all their authoritarian totalitarian policies We better speak out but here's what I think Courage is contagious I mean there's you There's Aaron Rodgers There's Kyrie Irving There's people in the sports world There's the Chicago police union There's parents who've been showing up at school board meetings It's growing and that is a good sign to see a good thing happening But a lot of this happening frankly because your leadership And again that's why we appreciate you so

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Agency calls for Chicago police firings in botched 2019 raid

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 weeks ago

Agency calls for Chicago police firings in botched 2019 raid

"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting an oversight agency calls for Chicago police firings for a botched twenty nineteen rate the Chicago police oversight agency civilian office of police accountability is recommending suspensions and some potential terminations of more than a half dozen officers involved in a botched twenty nineteen raid on the home of a black woman who wasn't allowed to put on clothes before being handcuffed in a report released Wednesday the agency recommended between one day and one year of suspension for multiple officers and up to and including separation from the department for some officers police superintendent David Brown has already moved to terminate one sergeant earlier this year the agency noted nearly one hundred allegations of misconduct by officers involved in the mistaken raid of the home of social worker engine that young hi Mike Rossio

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MSNBC and CNN Never Report on High Black-on-Black Crime

Mark Levin

01:04 min | 2 weeks ago

MSNBC and CNN Never Report on High Black-on-Black Crime

"Slaughter takes place in this country every night particularly on the weekends especially on our inner cities it is a horrific fact Black on black crime It is horrific Those of the statistics And in Chicago 50 people were shot last week and did you know that mister producer 50 50 Like it's a war zone in Afghanistan or Iraq or something like 50 people were shot And most of them were black And you hear almost nothing So why are all the focus on Kyle rittenhouse America Why all the focus on Kyle rittenhouse CNN and MSNBC enjoy read Why not some focus on other shootings and killings that have taken place Why is this reached Such a pitched voice

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

07:19 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Oh you're we're actually taking you to the special section murderers row and then rocks like is that nicer. And then she gives a look to some looks over her shoulder to like a prison guard or something. And it's just like pop this bitch basically and they're i mean idea. I do as far as that character goes. And i think that your point is extremely valid but her like lawlessness of like she buys into the roxy hype but then the second. It's not working in her favor anymore. She's like the blonde wig is in the trash. You know her allegiances with whoever can make the most money. Yeah so yeah yeah meals. I think that is this movie. Does pass the bechtel test. I'm sure of it. Yes oh it's super does. they're often. They're often talking about killing men but for those than as the test. But but even without it i it does. Pass plenty of times between velma and roxie between roxy and mama morton between velma and mama morton between Actually this is a good question. I don't know how many of the prisoners are actually named. I don't think that many. Yeah if any. Because i'm racking my brain. I don't know if we get names. Four and even factor. I mean it's possible that it exists in the state. I i don't know in terms of adaptation. I don't believe you learn their names in the In the movie yeah. So but but that's it does pass. I think it also passes between mary. Sunshine and roxy like there are a number of dynamic highly motivated female characters who talk to each other about all sorts of shit and his movie. Yeah but as far as our nipple scale in which we read the movie examining it through and intersectional feminist lends this is another tricky one while it is commenting on and providing satire on these like double standards that are foisted upon women. It makes the same mistake of only focusing on the narratives of middle-class conventionally attractive white women which is also what the media was doing at the time. So i like again. The precedent was set. So understand that. That's sort of why the adaptations went that way as well. But i don't like it i would. It would be more interesting to me. For example if dynamics works in terms of yes there are these attractive white women who are exploiting the privilege that they have to get exonerated from the her crimes. They are clearly guilty of versus the women of color. Who were right alongside them. Who didn't have those same privileges to exploit and how what like. What are their outcomes. I'd like to know so. I think that You know in an ideal world the movie would have explored that more. But that's also not what People in two thousand two are really concerned about doing. Yeah it's it's a bummer but If this were to ever be adapted again and it seemed like this movie gets adapted every forty years or something. I guess the against the wishes of the person who wrote the play go figure right because it's also a nineteen twenty-seven i wanted to say cecil movie. Yeah who. I wasn't able to track down. It seems like kind of a rare. I don't know i didn't. I wasn't able to find it. Yeah i mean it does like a super popular story. And unfortunately it's like i mean it's still relevant but a completely agree that it's you know kind of begging to be updated and modernized and the issues that you know whatever it's extra frustrating because it's like all the source material and the characters are there. You're just not using family. You're not exploring their right exploring them. They're just kind of left there. We only know that a woman stabbed her husband ten times and another woman and good for her and ask for. But i need more information. Yeah exactly so for those reasons. I'll give the movie a three. It's getting some extra points because it is a movie. I very much enjoy. It is very watchable. The song and dance numbers are spectacular so three nipples and they go to the women whose stories have been anakin represented revolving around this like microcosm of lady murderers in the jazz era of chicago. What about you jamie. i'm going for. I think that this movie is an a story are doing so much. I completely agree with you. That for for all this story does to examine you know kind of weaponize white fragility It does not examined the issues that women of color were facing during this time specific and it's it does come down. You know particularly because this story is commenting on the prison system to some extent and the prison system in the us especially disproportionately affects black people specifically black men. And there's an and it's not like we know anything about tae digs his character and he's the only black man who appears in the whole movie. So i i do think that there's absolutely issues there that if this were to be updated again and as much as i don't really care for their re booty culture i i would be. I would be down for another an updated version of chicago. Yeah because there is so much there and i think that Particularly if people of color were included in in the production behind the camera. There's so much to work with. And there could be a lot more examined. So that i mean that and the weinstein involvement. I think the main things that are going against this movie for me. But i just think that movies doing so much cool stuff in terms of showing us some truly like despicable across the board female. Protagonists that you still deeply understand why. They're doing what they're doing. You're given the proper historical context for who they are and what they're doing and and i mean i i. I don't think that there's a lot of movies that are like bind to watch that or massively successful that examined topics like this effectively. That examined topics like you know. Why were these women driven to commit murder. And i think that it's pretty clear what drives them. It's the you know oppressive expectations of the men that run the world around them..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:46 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Which one is eve is eve. Bette davis she younger woman. Okay right you're right. I'm butchering remembering. But i love that movie. And yet i don't know what the characters Story of my life. But yeah. I mean that another. We're kind of talking that that would be a more interesting choice and then and then you can keep the ending as is and have them reconcile friendship back by being like. Oh that media circus was bullshit. Let's take this on the road and make money off of all these losers. Who vaguely remember that. We've murdered people like yeah. Whatever that rocks fi. I like that better. Just felt like the writer was like it's a movie. We have to throw more tension in it. Where could a source of tension be. Oh of course between two women because women are petty and jealous and bitter right and it's not like this story lacks tension like there's no need for like there's an incredible amount of tension between roxy and basically everyone that she's ever met because she's a pretty selfish and abrasive person that said in. I mean it's again it's like. She's such a tough character. She fucking sucks. But like you're okay. I you know to an extent. I get it and i do like like the moment where roxy is it works against her but she's so quick to call out. Billy flynn for being a charlatan asshole. It blows up in her face but it is kind of cathartic to see you know someone who so clearly in it for money in cloud and doesn't actually care about the women that he's defending To see her just like what. Fuck you you know. You're fired. I don't know Speaking of people who are in it for the money. I thought because i didn't super remember this movie until going back to prep for this episode. Mama morton she is sort of presented at first as like a big hard ass. And i thought oh i wonder if there's going to be a lot of antagonism between her and the prisoners because that also would've fell like a unexpected choice to introduce tension into the situation. But i was kind of surprised that there isn't much tension there like she at first. She's like oh it's something bothering you. Why don't give a shit. Also i love money but then after that like she seems pretty willing to like help the people who have money. So she's like a capitalist and we don't love super cat like she. I mean. I feel like she's just kind of standing for bike. I'm on the side of whoever is paying me right. she is. She's not really on the side of the prison industrial complex. Because she's accepting money from murderers but she'll take a check from the prison industrial complex. Like yeah she's just like she she's lawless. it's interesting that they cast a black woman in that role agri considering the prison industrial complex disproportionate effects and abuses black people So that was confusing. Yeah i do think that it is Telling and bizarre. I mean it's it's what i mean. It's like can. I picture anyone in this movie except queen latifah in his role. I know like she's fucking incredible. And what is interesting based on A rapid google. We just pause the podcast video that this role was generally played by white women Up until queen latifah was cast in this role and since then the roles generally played by black women. I believe that the same actress Has been playing mama morton on broadway for some time. Yeah famous black. Broadway actress broadway actresses. I'm sorry but but all that to say that That doesn't seem to be in the dna of the part but then gradually because of queen latifah's casting and performance became kind of integral to the part yet as of th roots over the last ten years. Or so mama. Morton has been played by black actresses on broadway. Yeah not an ideal part two right. I mean i love queen latifah. She steals every scene. She's in the part where like good. She's telling roxie..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

07:13 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"So many of the expectations are at odds with each other because yeah demure but you also have to be wildly sexy and depending on the situation you can be punished for being either of those things and and how can how hot i mean whatever like being traditionally attractive like there's sides to that coin as well where it's it's i think that i i mean. Obviously in some of the cases we just described women who are considered to not be attractive. Apparently you can just kill them for not doing murders. That's an oversimplification. But but then on the other side. It's you know women who who do kinda fall into that traditionally attractive. Whatever are often hyper sexualize against their will and harassed and right right it's just it's impossible. there's just so many ways to lose this for all it's interesting. I just learned something that maybe smile. Please sure fleas still yelling. Well he's wishing you happy birthday a levy of my mind. Anyways jerry orbach played. Billy flynn in the original broadway production. How fun is that. How the seven one in the nineteen seventy five one. Oh my goodness chita. Rivera played velma. Kelly like icons cons. So i was just happy to learn that jerry orbach and richard gere played the same part. I like i like that too. richard gere. Kills it as billy. Flynn he really is. And that's really him tap dancing not really him tactics. I watched all the feature at and he said it was kind of funny because it was like he had sung. He had sung before And so. I think that he and john c reilly were i think the main members of the cast. That didn't have dance training needed to dance. And they they both tried so hard and they both were talking about how they're like. It's intimidating being the same room with rob marshall. He was in cats. I can't even tap and like all this stuff. And then there's videos of like rob marshall taking it really slow with john c reilly and like it's just such wholesome footage That's so i just love when choreographers direct. Because it's like when you when you see like footage of a choreographer directing a musical movie you're like oh yeah. How else would you even do that like you're going to be. You're like if you can't do it yourself. Don't tell me to do it. But rob marshall like he's fucking on it. He's doing all that jazz. Right next to catherine zeta-jones and it's exciting. The there is a whole half hour making of documentary. That's on youtube as well. But if you're chicago head. I'd recommend it because it's just such a blast. Who do you think rob. Marshall played in cats when he got injured. Do you think it was like my mr mustafa lease or urge. Tom tiger the question. Which of the cats is doing. The kind of movement i mean. They're all kind of doing wild movement but like who is most likely to herniated disk. I felt that some rum tom. Tug or shit to be herniated disc. Who's your favorite one again with the pants and the suspended. My god skin'll shan. I feel like it could have marshalls. Bushings could have done a good skill. Shanks i wonder. It doesn't his His wikipedia pages very vague about it. He just like he was in cats and herniated disk. No we're not taking any more questions at this time. We need more information. I'm like okay. He was a jealous. I need more info which one which run it matters which jellicoe cow was he though he could have been monkey. Strap sure. I don't know there's a lot of cats that are at high risk for herniated disc. So doesn't really it's so funny. It's like oh members of the catholic could have herniated disk. That really doesn't narrow it down at all. They're all over the place for this movie. I mean we touched on it briefly but just the relationship. Between roxie and velma being highly antagonistic for most if not all of the movie because even at the end when they are working together we i get why they don't like each other right because well so like velma is mean to roxy i for what appears to be a petty reasons. She's well i don't even know it. Maybe it's not even any reason she's just mean to her because she's like the newbie there unless i'm misreading or miss remembering something i don't know i think that it's i was really interested to learn that the to like the to real life. People seemed to get along just fine because it seems like the the logic that this story is subscribing to and. maybe. I'm making excuses for it. I mean it's like they are just are to fema leads are being put at odds The way i guess. I had like solidified in my head over the years that maybe i need to question a little bit but like was that though the reason that women are often put in these antagonistic situations and the internal logic of the story is. There's only room for one woman in the headlines at a time short. So it's like this. It almost feels like they're viewing it as a competition and like why would it. You know it's almost like reality show logic of like. I didn't come here to make friends. I came here to be the most famous murderer ever right. That was kind of it but it was like but does not even what happened in railway like that was what happened in real life. I would sort of let it go. But that's not so. Why add that in nor is it. What happens at the very beginning of their antagonistic relationship. Could maybe understand if right when roxy got there and she was like already the hottest like the talk of the town. Kind of thing right. She's not at first. Yeah where then. Velma would feel threatened and that would motivate her being cruel to roxie. But that's not what happens. roxie doesn't take vilmos spotlight until later race so it first vulne mean to roxy for no reason when roxie is like mean back. That does seem more motivated. Because that's sort of like a retaliation thing will you. I'm going to be mean to you now. But you're right yeah. The beginning is not very motivated by much. Yeah and then they. They continue to not get along. But then it's all just. It's i see what you're saying in terms of because we you know we've we've talked about this too a lot. Where like especially when men right women being extremely antagonistic and like petty to each other. They never consider the context of why that would be right because if that does happen..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

07:50 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"And i think that it's doubly shitty and a big missed opportunity. I because clearly there should be people of color who are involved behind the camera With projects like these and certainly were not to any significant degree for this movie. But also because with velma and roxie you see like a masterclass in weaponising white guility which would have made it all the more impactful to the story to to really like call that out for what it is because i feel like we can watch this now and be like oh that is like a classic white fragility thing for white women specifically to do in these situations. But it's more characterized. I think the time it was more characterizes. This is something women do. And not specifically. White women were traditionally attractive. So yeah i mean it. It's it's shitty because the talent is obviously there and the story has room for it and you know all you need is a fucking halfway. Decent archival researcher and these stories exist. So where are they where are they. There were even so. I knew anything was a guest on a podcast. Entitled women who kill hosted by cast. Fast kai choice choice. My episode was on a serial killer named tilly. Climax aka mrs bluebeard Who was living in chicago in the nineteen twenties I think her crimes were committed like two years before beulah and belva were murdering. They're able yes. She was ahead of the curve. She came from a poor polish immigrant. Background she was not considered attractive which the papers commented on when they were telling her story like so basically anyone who wasn't like a middle class or upper class conventionally attractive white woman Was like i guess demonized. In the way you would expect a murderer to be demonized by the press but because these two women were again considered attractive and came from backgrounds that you know allowed them some privilege. They just exploited that and left everyone else in the dust. Basically there's a first of all. That story is wild. I'm going to listen to that. And i love kyw's podcast. It's really good One of my favorite Walking pods of. I have kind of a reverse story to that that i wasn't able to super confirm this but it does seem like the Sorry her name is katharina. In the movie. The hungarian the young hungarian woman yes was hung. It seems that story Was at least pulled in part with a very different ending from woman named sabella nitty. Who was an italian emigrant. Who didn't speak english and much like you were just saying She was not considered traditionally attractive. This was also. And i'm like i don't know deepen the whole on in kathy. Podcast research saw wherever at at this time You know recent immigrants even if they were white were often considered unattractive in the nineteen twenty s and would be kind of demonize for not having literally like wasp features. That wasn't wasp was not attractive so civility was an italian emigrant. Who was accused of the murder of her missing husband and she doesn't seem like she did it. There was no evidence she had no motive. There was no proof but it was kind of case worth like these prosecutors. Need a win. So we're going to and she. She got sentenced to death. She doesn't end up getting executed though because she gets a lawyer Kind of comes to her rescue and saves her by giving her a makeover because she was characterized presses. Look you know. She's not attractive she. She doesn't speak english all this all this stuff. That is just like aggressively ushering. Her in order to kim victory of a crime she didn't commit and She saved by a makeover makeup. And being an so that. I mean that feels super-duper billy flynn of just like your eyes at the jury. They're not smart enough to you. Know if if you look the right way and you act the right way you can manipulate their behavior. Which is like i don't know i mean like we've been talking about. That's a really complicated topic because it's not like people should be able to get away with murder necessarily right. I think it must. There's an abuser involved in that. I don't really But but but but the fact that it's there are so many real life examples from that era of that working and so it's like well how toxic does culture have to be to literally be able to get away with murder pretty reliably and consistently as long as you look the part like right and i mean. Yeah that is something that i think this This story does pretty well Although i do agree that it's not. It doesn't go far enough in terms of like showing different women's stories at all right. I wanna say really quickly. This is unfortunately the second time this year we have to talk about this but speaking of looking the part this is yet another movie. That renee zellweger does a fabulous job in where so much of the coverage that she got around. The time of. This movie was hyper focused. On her body. We talked about this in our bridget jones episode Earlier this year for the opposite reason where renee zellweger. I feel like i don. I mean to some degree. It just seems like unlucky. Timing on her part but she's just been so aggressively scrutinized for every part of her body. It feels like at some point where during the early two thousands. It was very much a focus on her weight because she had a normal body when she played bridget jones but everyone called her fat. She lost weight to play roxie. Hart and everyone said she looked sick and no matter what. She said herself about how she felt about her body and how she didn't like having her body commented on like no one listened and so i wanted to just share it there. There is a whole a very well. Sourced of vulture article came at a couple of years. Called a history of people commenting on renee zellweger face because that was what became later people aggressively scrutinizing her plastic surgery which let her list. The woman has to oscars. Can you chill out like right anyways. i wanted to share this quote from her. This is from around two thousand and one. When she was playing bridget jones. She said quote when the film was coming out. The question i was asked the most was regarding my weight. I was followed around heathrow airport by a guy who wanted to take pictures of my backside..

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The Bechdel Cast

04:53 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"It's not endorsing murder. But it is telling you like. This is a period of time. Where i mean. What options does roxie have. If if her dream is to be a famous cabaret singer but she's got no money. Just got to vote a couple of years ago. And you know it's like what are her options. I don't know and the same goes for really. I mean every woman in the in the story. And in what. I what i really wishes that because in saalbach tango and i think historically in the play as well there are black women and women of color included in the cast. But you don't get to spend a lot of time with them and don't get to examine how there is. I think that there is pretty solid. Commentary in this story of white women weaponising how white women reviewed at this time. They're weaponising white fragility by the bursting into tears. And the things that you would commonly associate with traditionally attractive white girls at this time. But you don't really get to see the other side of that and how you know how would a black woman put on murderesses row in chicago be treated. You would imagine quite differently. And i think there's there it sucks because i think that there's room for more of those stories especially you have. Do you remember the popstar maya. She's in yes movie. I know harvard. Remember maya maya. We were all their hope. She's well don't really know what she's enough to. But but you know. It's i i don't know what my original point was. I just i think you are given the context for why they're murdering without saying hey go out there and murder someone which is a difficult line to tova. I feel like the movie. does it pretty. Well sure well. That's my main criticism of the movie. Where there is this focus on these attractive white women yet because that was the focus of what the press and the public and what they were obsessed at the time and still now like and still. Now yeah i mean the president has long been set for this. I would have liked to have seen end. Maybe we're this to be adapted again. Today we would get more focus on the women of color who were on murderous row. Yeah who again we see in the movie it's not explored at all is unexplored. It all the okay. So there's there's one woman who her story is that she stabbed her jealous husband ten times because in a fit of jealous rage us like you're screwing the milkman. He ran into her knife. He ran into her knife. Ten times that carries play by deirdre goodwin And then there is the character who is played by maya who had murdered a lover because he cheated on her even within that song those little snippets of their story. Take up less screen time than yes. The white women's absolute So we get less about them. So i was like okay. Who are these women. Is there Are they based on real women. Who were on murderers row. During this time. I tried as hard as i could to find some information about that but every article i found. Which was you know a lot. A lot has been written about this. Those articles even ones that are written in you know within the past few years still only focus on beulah and belva right so i like couldn't find any information about who were the other women on murderers row. Were there women of color present. What were their stories who what were their names. What were their crimes in situations. So i was just disappointed that there is just not a lot of information on that out there. Probably because good records were not kept at the time about it or if they weren't widely reported on the same way that these stories with yeah i totally agree and i think that that also connects back to what we were talking about earlier. Where mama morton is this. Incredibly dynamic awesome character and we don't know anything about her back straight which is like such a frustrating and persistent trump surrounding black characters in supporting cast. Where it's like. Why do we never see their box stories. And it's because these majority white writers and directors and creators and i mean this story from its origin all the way down is controlled by white people. They're not caring enough. You know and and so. I totally agree with you..

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The Bechdel Cast

03:58 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Away from this famous play i wrote and i don't know if i really wanna keep perpetuating this story. And so bob. Fosse approached her in the sixties and was like i need to make this into a fosse hands musical. It's an emergency. You need to let me do it. And she said oh. Yeah and it wasn't until after she died that he was able to get the rights. Because i think that Money plus st plus. Not living creator equals oh whoopsie daisy. I have the rights. It is like i mean. Am i glad that bob fosse scammed his way into the rights to this kind of but it is but the ethics of that i was like well. That's kinda fucked up. She said she said no. Bob she said no. I don't know because our right. That was the only other thing that i had that i was like. That's something yeah and that it kinda relates to this quote that will share from an article on scifi dot com hot entitled the real story behind. Chicago's mary murderesses. Roxie hart and velma kelly and this is speaking to the general atmosphere and what marine dallas. Watkins was reporting on so quote the press and the public eight up the gossip the details on dresses and the sob stories. About bad men booze and devilish jazz prosecutors began to think you couldn't convict a pretty woman in this town as for watkins. She believed her influence was key to the acquittal of both the mary murderesses as she felt the pair were guilty and likely lying through their teeth. She had mixed feelings on that. So she wrote about it in nineteen twenty. Six watkins went from reporter to broadway playwright with brave little women a satirical stage play. That would later be retitled chicago. It was she who transformed a non garner their victims husbands lawyers peers and reporters into characters. Like roxie hart. Velma kelly billy flynn mary sunshine and go to hell kitty. She hoped this dark comedy would highlight. How appearances and sex appeal had become too important in the justice system unquote. So that's really interesting. I mean that's like that the such a bizarre journey for all of this to go on. I think it's an interesting way to. And i think you know the ethics are certainly up for debate because you could argue. This is not necessarily her story to tell. It's i'm sort of like. I don't know it doesn't bother me that much. I i like it. Because it's she's not claiming that it's the story of beulah on. She's you know changing things she's like. I don't know i. I think that that it's really interesting. How got made. And how i do. I mean i'm always interested in like how creators opinions changed towards their own work. Wants it sort of out of their hands. And the fact that like mary sunshine was i. I didn't even realize this. Until i was doing this research segment but that mary sunshine was like this kind of amalgamation of reporters that marine dallas. Watkins thought were too easy on. And kind of you know eating up this bullshit from clearly guilty people and also like a way of poking at herself for how she covered the story at the time and almost like a way of. I don't know like giving the finger to herself in her own work. it's very. it's like this right complex shit because mary. Sunshine is noticeably. The only woman reporting on these cases in the movie so right. That's very funny. yeah. I don't know but to me that kind of just i. It's sort of the cornerstone of what this movie is about. Which is that.

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:48 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Then so there were these two women in particular who were getting a lot of media attention because they were traditionally by western beauty standards. Attractive right so this was boola is beulah beulah. Let's go with that beulah on and belva gartner these women. They were receiving fan mail. They were giving each other makeovers in jail. I thought that was more interesting. Like that was something that i wish that. They kind of focused more on in. The adaptations is the fact. That i like in the adaptations. Definitely velma and roxie are put into conflict which makes sense in the story but it sounds like the the people that are based on were friends and like rice friends. And i kind of more interested in that angle of them being kind of allied in this like similar fucked up situation from the beginning Yeah so all these women were like giving each other pedicures and stuff. Basically making themselves as pretty popular as possible knowing that. It was rare for the all-male juries at the time to convict women especially attractive women of murder even though even if there was like mountains of evidence against them i will say yeah it seems pretty it seems like beulah and belva did. It seems like they did. Yeah yeah so then. Maureen dallas watkins. Who was one of the few women. Reporters at the chicago tribune. At the time was assigned to report on murderous row and it was assigned to her specifically because her editors thought that that particular subject of covering women awaiting trial for murder would be too boring for men to report on. How wrong they were right. So kind of with the help of all of this press from maureen dallas watkins on beulah and belva. They were not convicted of murder. They were set free and they did this because they kind of leaned into the defense of having been corrupted by jazz music and booze. So that's something that we'll talk about a lot like all things that are associated with personal freedom which was not cool for Women to be having right and then they kind of as we see in the movie they put on these personas of ono. I'm reformed now. i'm. I'm a sinner. But now i'm sweet and innocent and i even have a baby on the way because this fake pregnancy thing that we see roxie hart do in. The movie is based on what beulah on actually did in real life to try to garner sympathy from the public. So was truly shocked. at how. Close the velma. Kelly stuff seems to be like somewhat fictionalized. Almost sister thing. I think is is made up but Yeah roxie hart and buell honor like one and the same like down to like the mechanic husband who wasn't totally sure what was going on right right exactly so. I have a quote here that i'll share. Which unless you have any other additional preliminary context that i think will lead into discussion about kind of what's thematically happening in this movie. I think Well i think the only thing i wanted to touch on was the fax. It maureen dallas watkins so she liked covers a story and her twenty s and releases it. I thought it was interestingly. She the the play and the musical but the place out as like a pretty like heavy handed satire because it was a play that was running in chicago about murders that had taken place in chicago. Two years prior like everyone was watching it like it was. i mean. Obviously like a in iconic well-crafted story but it was like everyone knew exactly what this was about and it was interesting too. I read a little bit about her life at into a super deep dive but just how her attitude towards her. This play kind of changed overtime. Where i think she started to feel as time went on and she she liked left public life in the forties but lives too. I think the late sixties early seventies something like that but as time went on she sort of Didn't want the play to be continued to be adapted even though it was adapted into a movie with ginger rogers a believe in the forties called roxie hart right but i think she's. She started to feel like people are taking the wrong message..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

08:14 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. And we're back. I wanted to just start this conversation by acknowledging something that is by far one of the worst elements of this movie. Which is the fact that it's produced by the weinstein's yes having and this is. I mean we've talked about on the show before. I don't think that there's really occasion to rehash everything now but obviously the fact that the weinstein's attached to this production is horrific. And it and it just you know it takes a little bit of the wind out of a a really amazing production. Fortunately it as far as i can tell. It doesn't seem as if the weinstein's were like around in an onset capacity It seems like the production of this movie was relatively smooth. There was some News items. I was seeing about. I believe goldie hawn almost being an an adaptation of chicago by the weinstein's in the mid ninety s and then she was harassed by harvey weinstein and the project ended up happening. will link to that in the description but obviously want to acknowledge their involvement. And yeah i mean it goes without saying third fucking monsters. Yes but the production team on this movie. I mean it's kind of interesting where this movie is written and directed by men. They are both gay men. An openly gay men in in hollywood and in the early two thousand stat was still a a pretty unusual thing to be an openly. Gay director directing movies of you know that. Were this huge. So shout out to rob marshall and his hopefully recovered desk for that. Yes and and their Queer directors who have gone on to have huge careers. Afterwards this is i. don't think rob marshall ever you know returned to the height of chicago. But he you know. He directed into the woods which i didn't see he. He directed the. Emily blunt mary poppins. He's directing the new little mermaid and then the screenplay was written by bill condon who started as and is now a huge director he Wrote chicago but he also wrote and directed dreamgirls another phase of mine from this time directed to twilights direct. Him both breaking dawn's. Mr bill was was there And also directed the He he wrote the greatest showman. Okay that's a point against yabu. But and then he directed the emma watson beauty and the beast that sucked all that to say. Okay the to kind of top brass. Here are queer men who went on to have very successful careers so shout out there. Good for them. Should we do a little context. The context for this movie rocks. I knew i knew some of this but going back and like finding out how much of this movie apple this musical is pulled from. Actual history is so wild. Do you wanna take it. I can take whatever you prefer. How about this. Take another swig of your your beer. I all around. Oh sorry but yeah i mean. I'll take the reins on this one. But if there's anything i messed up or that you'd like to add by all means such time in i'll just chime in wendy's okay so chicago. The two thousand. Two movie is based on a nineteen seventy-five stage musical of the same name. Which had a revival in nineteen ninety-six which became the longest running american musical in broadway. History bob fosse baby. That's them bossy. Magic yes That musical was based on a nineteen twenty. Six broadway play by maureen dallas watkins who we will be talking more about and that play is about to real life. Jazz era murderers these names. I might get wrong as far as pronunciation It these names sound to me. Like you're forgetting velma kelly and roxie hart like just sound like you're like Belva gartner velma kelly. Yeah so belva. Gartner who velma. Kelly is based on and boola. Bela anon who roxie hart is based on So basically in the nineteen twenty s in chicago. I don't know if there was like an unprecedented number of women in jail for murder in this time and plays or if it's just that women being in jail for murder in chicago in the twenty s was especially publicized. And that's why we know a lot about it. I've a tiny bit of insight Here at the connects to quick plug. Act castle oman. Being released right now you can listen to it and you can hear caitlyn's voice in it as why voices in but so my understanding of this is at least in the way. It was covered in the media. That whole play was satirizing. Is that this kind of comes at the tail end like the crimes that this is based on comes a couple years after women get the vote. it comes at the tail end of the first wave feminist movement. And so the whole flapper era. I mean it and we'll discuss this as well. It was very still centered on middle-class above white women which this story is no exception to but What would i learned in researching for this show. Is that usually periods of success for really any social movement but in this case a feminist movement is then met In the years following a wave of backlash and rice focus on the negative aspects of literally. Anything woman is doing that is negative. And so i read on this with that lens is that this came in the the kind of fallout of this huge success for the feminist movement and By really putting media scrutiny on women who were murdering their sexual partners whether they were you know in roxy case sh- she's cheating her husband. Or velma kelly like she's portrayed as kind of this loose woman who's like living her own life and so demonizing those people in the fall of a big feminist win in in women's liberation kind of closely matches up with how those things tend to go. So i i wasn't super surprised to know that you know it's very. I think it would have been very easy in early twenties to be like well. Look feminism fucked. Everyone out like women are are murderers now. We gave women the right to vote and another killing murdering everybody. Yeah that was. That was kind of my read on this period. But i mean sure but i know that's not for sure but that was yeah. Yeah either way. It seemed like women. Being murderers was so hot it was so hot at that time and plan especially in chicago specifically for some reason so that will what was going on historically in the cook county jail in chicago in the twenties there was a section called murderers row. Where more than a dozen women were like all the coolest most recent woman. Murderers will all carriages. Yeah just hanging out being detained. They're wild waiting to stand trial for murder. Most of them had been accused of killing their husband or lover..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:26 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Velma kelly who has since been arrested for murdering her husband and her sister who were having an affair with each other and then we also get introduced to the six mary murderesses of the cook county jail. Who have mostly murdered men. Because they were cheating on the women or the women were annoyed with popping bubblegum. I found that to be pretty funny though motive for murder. So roxy asks velma kelly for advice on how to avoid being hanged. But they'll ma like kinda blows her off so roxy goes to mama morton who tells roxy that she needs a good lawyer intern. Billy flynn well. Yeah and mama. Morton is not a prisoner. She's not oh no she's not. She's like the superintendent as she's like the warden of the prison she's employed by okay. So that's what that's where her power comes from. So she is like she is kind of like a stand in for how the prison system is extremely corrupt because she is like taking money from prisoners and accepting bribes in order to communicate with the outside world because she has access to it so yeah. She's a prison warden. God i couldn't tell because the prison staff were dressed very similarly to all have the state of prisoners so it was like. Is she prisoner. No she's not got it. Because i've seen shawshank redemption a million times. I thought she was like the red character of that movie who plays a very similar role in like procuring things for the other prisoners but red is a prisoner as well so i just kind of assumed it was the same situation. Mama isn't she. Yeah she's the ward and that's why she is able. I think it's like when she takes money she's able to contact the press contact. Billy flynn contact. Bomber dot makes more sense. Okay so mama. Morton tells roxy to hire billy flynn who is very good at defending women murderers but he's also a very sleazy money grubbing lawyer guy a cartoonish. Yeah criminal defense lawyer. Yeah so. Billy flynn already represents vilma and He eventually takes on roxy case as well thinking that he can spend her as this like sweet reformed southern bell type because the whole thing with these murderesses is that they have to get like the public. And the press to empathize with them like empathize with this persona that they cultivate in order to clear them charges. So this is what both velma and roxie are trying to do for their defense right and the public falls in love with roxie. Hart billy flynn is paying a lot of attention to her case. Which makes velma very jealous and roxie is also trying to capitalize on her fame as a murderer and turn it around into a successful show business career assuming she gets out of prison right which she is like directly stealing that from velma kelly who is in the middle of right doing it and it's Roxy is so naive. And then velma who the public is starting to forget about tries to suck up to roxie. She pitches that they do an act together when they're released from prison but roy number. Oh tate eggs. Being like velma kelly and an act of desperation and we're like t he he and then catherine zeta-jones i've got it's so good seeing like a really well executed like song and dance number but also like you know that the character like really at the end of their rope and choose like so desperately sad and i love this movie so much. So velma pitchers this idea. But roxie who remembers when velma really mean to her is like Pass but then people momentarily lose interest in roxie when a new murderous takes kaga by storm. Yup lucy liu saying i have three for you go to hell is like just. Oh my god..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

01:33 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"But i think queen latifah for be kinda takes it because she just hills at it so good and yeah it's like because of how good she is. You just want to watch this character for ever. And she's funny when she has the blonde wig. Oh my gosh is also good. I read that there was a musical number. That she and catherine zeta jones saying yeah movie called class that they cut in from the movie yachts in the credits instead. So yeah we maybe learn more there. But yeah i feel like we in. We'll talk about this but we do not get a lot of background on her but her role in the pre so she is also a prisoner right but she has taken on this role of helping out other prisoners in exchange for money. Ever heard of it so we meet her and she gets a great song. Which i think is my favorite in the movie. Which how does it go. And you're good to mama when you're good to mama mama's good to you. Oh my god. It's so well good that whole number and then in the behind the scenes they show you how they shot it. And i guess they shot it like the first time they shot it in the stage version. Where she's wearing the flopper outfit The first time they had her stay on stage. The whole time and then rob marshall's like let's try and this time like go into the crowd and interact with people and they ended up using stuff from both versions and so i was like. Oh i love that. It's it's so good it's great so roxy meets martin. She also meets..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:42 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"But yeah isn't he like a regular there and he's really good. That's what i've heard. He was a pretty good roller skater. It's true and i. I don't know how frequently he he attends this roller rink but I'm so glad that. John c reilly exit. I feel like there's so. Many dads that have been able to connect with their children over a mutual appreciation of john. C reilly. Yeah what a beautiful thing. Dads are obsessed with john c. Reilly the deeper the cut the better. And i understand why i get it okay. So we're in the jazz age in chicago. We meet velma kelly. That's catherine zeta-jones hot. She shows up at this jazz club to do her vaudeville act which she normally does with her sister. But her sister isn't there. And velma is washing blood off her hands and we're like What's what's going on and just and then it's one of the best openings of any movie ever. Oh yeah she's so hot she's so it's like i in our defense. She like her. she's obviously very hot. But like for whole attitude is like like. She's just hot at a very profound. Like in this confident way or like. I'm never going to feel that way. For a second of my entire life. It's so amazing. To just behold it really is it's great and as you mentioned tate digs is also. They're playing the piano. And of aiding all over the place also there is roxie hart. that's renee zellweger. She is in the audience watching velma then she goes home with this guy that she's having an affair with who oh. I forgot to write his name down at fred. Caisley fred casey. Yes casey my ex-boyfriend. Why did you shoot him. I was leaving cetera right. Yes she finds out that fred. Casey has been lying to her about being able to help her break into show biz. Which is her dream. She wants to be just like velma kelly basically yeah Fred case is basically a guy who will like drive you to an open mic and say that he can get you up at the open hike but then it turns out. He's he can't even do her. He can't even get himself up at the open. Mike can you like don. And then you understand her motive for shooting him because that kind of guy. You know china guy. Yeah so he then gets really aggressive with her and physically assaults her so she shoots and kills him yeah roxy then tries to get her husband amos. That's john c reilly to take the fall for it saying that this guy was a burglar and that amos shot him in self defense another amazing number. It's so funny honey. Rock not one of my favorites but still pretty good. I love i love. I love and renee zellweger. Just casting looks at john riley and he's like but what but what and you're like. Oh my gosh someone help this guy out. And then she pushes them right because he is slowly realizing that this guy who has been shot is someone who roxy knows and is having an affair with so roxy ends up getting arrested and getting sent to cook county jail and the d. a. wants to see her hanged for her crime right. That's a big big. Which i guess which i didn't realize like how historically accurate that was at the time to of just the kind of bloodlust that came with normalized hangings in death penalties in the. Us yeah scary so the stakes are high. Yes and in jail. Roxie meets mama morton. That's queen latifah. Who i wanna see an entire movie about her character. I've never seen the stage production of this. I do like in the movie. I feel like i definitely want to know more about mama morton like how did she get start working there. What is her background like. What does she do when she's not working like i don't know. There's i have a gillian questions. And i wonder if there's more to her in the stage production i've never seen it onstage. Love to but yeah like queen latifah just. I mean she was nominated for. I think like everyone was nominated for an oscar for this movie but queen latifah was i think i mean catherine zeta-jones ended up winning and she was also amazing..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

02:33 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Promo code tb see at checkout for twenty percent off your first order and we're back okay. Let's summarize the movie. I probably cannot keep talking about. Oh wait but i have one more fun. Fact no please. We talked about it the other day. I'm sure it's connected. Dick chicago tangentially. Because oh because the two people in this fun fact we're both living in chicago. We're very famous in chicago. Roger ebert an oprah used to date eighty s that is a chicago fact. does your chicago cannon chicago. Canon includes this musical. And the fact that roger ebert and oprah briefly dated which. I didn't know about until you told me. I don't know why that's not more common knowledge. I know but they were at but like you at first. But he's like so much older than her and she's so much cooler than him and steadman is such a you know is so cannon right but yeah like he was basically her last boyfriend before men came into the picture one of the last ones. Wow wild whoa. That's just a. That's richard gere putting my hat on and that's chicago. Oh my gosh. And that's going to be one of those facts that i will forget and then relearn in a couple months or years or whatever and be like. Oh my god. I can't believe it. It's just like rob marshall getting a herniated disk and cats is just a delightful thing to learn over and over again. So what so what happens in this movie anyways. Okay let me tell you. It's the roaring twenties in chicago. There's jazz music there. Flappers their speak easies. It's the whole nine yards. Digs is in charge. Oh my gosh. I was so delighted to see him. Who i digs. Movie too wasn't really Heydays going five six seven eight and then what you're ten and you're like. Oh why squeezed me. Who's that exciting. Just a reminder taye diggs now follows me on twitter thanks to our stella got her groove back episode so incredible Hag him in this. I will and another celebrity connection. I have to this movie. Is that john riley. I saw at a roller skating. Rink in glendale california right. So we're my gosh. And he's like a regular. Not docs is hobbies..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

03:08 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"We would rifle through my huge binder of dvd's and she's like oh my god you have chicago. I love chicago. And then for some cores catherine love chicago. She hasn't tastes great tastes. But for some reason. I was like do you wanted. I never watched this movie here. You can have my dvd. And now i regret it. Because i'm like i would like that back katherine kath are that she refuses. Have you asked. she's not it's not like she's refusing to give it to me. I just She doesn't know that i Also it's like streaming. So who cares. But but i purchased i really made. I made a lifelong commitment. I purchased chicago. Diamond addition while to watch whenever i wanted it's remastered and it has all these features and i had such a fun time watching them. The production of this movie looked so fun. Like do you ever at any time. I would watch a first of all. Rob marshall directed this movie and is further proof that the choreographer to director pipeline is immaculate and needs no adjustment. See kenny ortega. I was going to say yeah. And i think that's the other except i'm sure there's others but that's too. That's too pretty strong. Torreon good examples rob marshall choreographed and directed this movie and all the behind the scenes. It just looks like a bunch of celebrities went to summer camp to put together a school play. One of my favorite movies came out of it. Like is so cool. I love wow well it should i do the recap and yes but i need to tell you something about rob marshall i okay please i was. If you located this fact this is something that like okay. Much like my other fun fact. That has nothing to do with this movie but we talked about the other day. This is the fact that i know in my bones. But i forget an eye relearn once every couple of years and i love it. It's about director. Rob marshall and it's that He began as a dancer then became a choreographer make sense but the thing that launched him into choreography and directing and got him out of the full-time dancing game is that he suffered a herniated disc while performing in cats. So the only reason that chicago two thousand two is as amazing as it is. Because i feel like the choreography and the understanding of stage language is so much of what makes this movie awesome right and why i like it more than a lot of other. Live action movie musicals. Yeah i actually like understand cinematic language and like how to put together a musical in a way. That's like totally. I can suspend my disbelief for the things that are happening cetera. It's so yeah. it's so good. And and if he hadn't suffered a herniated disc while being a full body cat it wouldn't have happened. Imagine it is interesting to me how it's leg..

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"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

06:26 min | 3 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Here's what i'm thinking when we get exonerated because we're so hot sexy and per again. Yeah exactly so when we get exonerated would you like to start a podcast together. Oh my god. Can you imagine a velma kelly. Roxie hart puck okay. That is like the best. Worst basic cable sitcom reboot. I've ever heard of in my life like. Oh my god yes. The answer to your question is yes. Oh amazing wait so horrible. Who would they passed. As velma kelly and roxie hart doing a murder on. Oh my god they'd be like kristen. Ridder and kristen bell are roxie. And velma gosh signed me up honestly. Cbs call me. I've got the worst idea ever it would be on. Cbs and there would be like laugh tracks and stuff. Yeah oh my god. It would be an absolute nightmare and millions of people watch. It would be america's number one show anyway. Hello and welcome to the bechtel cast jamie. It's your birthday. Episode is so happy birthday jamie. Thank you so much Yeah i I can't believe it another year. Another year has passed. I've spent half of my twenties on this podcast. Oh wow shelly. We're we're coming up on the five year anniversary. We are which means. I've spent half of my thirties on this podcast. It's i mean we look at god. Look at god Twin god invented podcasting. She she really had us in mind. thank you. Thank you for the birthday wishes on the actual day of my birthday. When this comes out. I'll be in boston I think that al by do I'll do the jamie classic boston special. Which is that. I will get a large cold brew. Drink the whole thing. Then i will go to a bar and have a beer. And then they'll cancel each other out and be kind of tired and then i'll do the same thing again and then i'll sleep for twelve hours. I think that's probably going to be house with my birthday. I did that. I show like why live your life like that. But that's what i did. I mean it's your life your choice. I'm just sad that i'm not there to spend it with you because i'm still in la. I would. Oh my god. I would appeal all of my skin off to be back in la. But you know what i love. I love boston. I love my family. So i find yeah so so no. I am so excited to finally be covering a movie that i feel like we were okay. So we're covering chicago. Two thousand to use a modern classic one of my favorites. And i feel like we were originally putting off covering this movie because we wanted to do a live show in chicago and cover chicago. The was that the reason. I believe so so with all due respect to chicago i could not wait any longer. I couldn't. i couldn't wait another second of course and You know the way things are going right now. Who knows when we'll be performing regularly again so we're doing chicago and so oh my god i okay i can we. Can we like a well. Wait this is a main ups. Okay so this is the back door past. this is our. it's my birthday. I don't have to be good at my job today. Do you wanna take a load off and let me do this so you can. Just sit back and relax on your birthday. My god i'm going to have a sip of lean fu koogle's summer shandy. Oh yummy tad take a swig and i will tell the listeners that what does the show again. We examined movies. Through and intersectional feminist lens using the bechtel test simply as a jumping off point which is of course a media metric created by cartoonist alison. Bechtel sometimes called the bechtel. Wallace test that requires for our specific purposes. Because we've made some slight variations to the test here and there are version is due to people of any marginalized gender have names. They have to speak to each other about something other than a man. Four what is hopefully a meaningful conversation in the movie or work of fiction right and boy as chicago and incredible movie to cover for these purposes. Although they are talking about. I feel like we. We've been adding asks to this test. I feel like there's asterisk canonical e on this show may already exist. That if you're talking about murdering a man who's an asshole it's actually does pass the test. I agree this god that we are condone only murder ordering men but like in the fictional space. It's cathartic okay. This is there in. This movie gets me so bugging pumped for what i don't know but it basically just like any time i think about this movie. I then have to drop everything and listen to the soundtrack on like a three mile. Walk and just be like. Wow how did they do this. How did this come together. It doesn't sound like it should work but it does so good. What do you say that this movie gets you jazzed. It gets me you it gets me. So bucking hyped. And this is the kind of movie i like. This really defines. What makes a movie fun is that you know like when you're i don't know when you really love a movie us like picture yourself as all of the different characters or like one specific character. That one's me in chicago. I picture being all of the care. Like you're just like you've got your days where you're like. I'm being i'm being such an amos today. I'm just getting run over. You have your roxie days where you're like. I am just like living on another planet..

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"chicago" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

08:55 min | 4 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"And thanks for sharing part of your weekend with us on the show tonight in the wake of journalists nicole hannah jones decision to reject a tenure offer from the university of north carolina. We'll talk with local scholars about their experiences in higher education as black women a nine year. Life expectancy gap between black and non chicagoans. We'll discuss why that gap has grown to this point and how it can be narrowed. The renowned chicago sculptor richard hunt and his years. In the making new monument to crusading journalist ida b wells in brownsville equal the playing field for these businesses and the ceo of a local engineering firm gives the last word on what he thinks. The city should do to help. Chicago's small businesses first off tonight. Pulitzer prize winning journalist nicole. Hannah jones made her own headlines last week for rejecting the offer of tenure teaching position at the university of north carolina hannah jones was initially denied tenure for the position by the board of trustees even though tenure is customarily offered for such a jong instead hannah jones announced. She'll be joining the historically black howard university in washington. Dc in the meantime her decision and her words resonated with many other black women in academia who found themselves fighting to thrive in predominantly white institutions. Joining us now with more. Are jane rhodes professor and head of the black studies department at the university of illinois at chicago and valerie. Johnson associate professor of political science at depaul university professors. Thank you both for joining us. So let's start with this eight-page statement from nicole hannah jones. She released about her decision to decline this offer from unc. It reads in part quote. It is not my job to heal this university to force the reforms necessary to ensure the board of trustees reflects the actual population of the school and the state or to ensure that the university leadership lives up to the promises it made to reckon with its legacy of racism and injustice jane roads. Let's start with you. Please did her statement and there was a lot more of it but did what we've heard from her last week. that resonate with you absolutely nicole. Hannah is articulating the challenge for all people of color in academia but particularly for black women. She decided that she had the opportunity to make another choice. And she took it but she didn't have to be a token or to repair a diversity and equity issues at unc chapel hill and that she was going to go someplace where she felt us. Didn't welcome and ready to do her job. The words that she used were celebrated and not tolerated valerie. Johnson how did it strike you. Yes actually when. I read the piece. I i cried because it's so much captured my experience working at a predominantly white institution. At depaul to be honest it is absolutely exhausting. And so while. I have not taken the approach of nicole hannah jones and said okay. It's not my fight is not my burden. I think many half because we know that all systems have rewards and penalties associated with them. And so when you fight back when you push back you are penalized you know. Sometimes your can be impeded. And so i understand very clearly how she said. Well you know what is not my burden to fix the university and certainly she could not do it alone. It takes a village so to speak to change systems of white supremacy valerie. Johnson sticking with you for a second or are there additional burdens that you feel black women in higher education that that you all have to take on well s. The literature suggests on black women particularly in academia. It's almost like we become. The miami's of the university in that use are sort of drawn to us because it particularly students of color and then of course we have to mental her white students as well we take on a large percentage proportion of the service burden and of course as a tool for your often asked to be on committees as a woman as as well as an african american and then it's pretty lowly. We know that only two point. One percent of the nation's tenured faculty are black women. You know if a university get six percent. That is harold as astonishing. And so they're just a number of challenges from climate too. You know microaggressions macro aggressions that. We face daily. Jane roads valerie. Johnson just mentioned you're often asked to serve on boards or committees because you're a woman as well as because you're a black woman do you feel that gender also plays into the the dynamic that you experience in academia absolutely. There are all of these ideas and trump's about black linda's and tom they're really strain and control how people see us and how we are expected to behave. You know we're navigating the angry black woman image where navigating on the idea that black men are not electorally confidence you know. We're a sort of constantly navigated. Mac and their gender in business in the military in politics in academia plays a significant role. There's an expectation that women are supposed to performs reserve feminine roles as valerie suggested as mentor as nurturer as a caretaker But then we're also held to these other standards on in our institutions so it's very much double edged short. What do you feel like you've seen improve over the course of your career joint. Jane roads back to you on that one. Yeah and i've been up a college professor for over thirty years and so one thing that has changed are the numbers is valerie notes. This we're still a vastly underrepresented in academia but in life first job on i was the only black woman on the entire campus on amendment faculty. And that's now become more rarity ice. I've seen generations of young black women both and undergraduate and graduate school move on to become professors and so so the exciting thing is that bears this very dynamic generation of folks who are determined to have a mark and have a place in academia so as a positive change. It's been slow. It's been super mental and it's still not nearly enough and valerie johnson. Why aren't there more. What do institutions of higher. Ed need to be doing to attract more black women into academia. Well they have to be committed. The commitment has to go beyond just the professed commitment after the george flew away. Murder institutions of higher education predominantly white institutions. in particular. You know had they up their purported commitment right but if you want diversity equity inclusion fund it right and so you have to have a commitment. And unfortunately i saying you know even though there has been progress yes. We went from zero percent to two point. One percent as you know african american females at least as tenure professors. But i really do question the actual commitment progress but more work to be done. It sounds like jane rhodes and valerie johnson. Thanks to you both for joining us. Thank you up next. Details on. Chicago's widening life expectancy gap in a row conversation recorded earlier..

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"chicago" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

08:48 min | 5 months ago

"chicago" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"Now a national movement for the recognition of juneteenth florida. Oklahoma delaware idaho and alaska have joined texas officially declaring juneteenth. A state holiday. South shore has been the venue of a juneteenth celebration. Here for the past. Six years organizers. Say this us. Five thousand participants show. Juneteenth is catching on in chicago and young people and people in the community know about our celebration every flyer that we pass out in the community. We have the information of what juneteenth is. That is the oldest of freedom in the united states but just because they celebration is successful. Does it follow that. That should be officially recognized. Holiday in just juneteenth rise to that level. Oh definitely i've talked with people and some people say well it's a holiday automatically but i think it's something that should be recognized nationally because i think it needs to be shared with the rest of the country. We're still in denial. We're still into now. The things that happen during slavers dastardly things and with juneteenth gaining wider recognition. What significance does it hold for black americans. And how do they try to honor. Its legacy today through their work. Eric williams award-winning executive chef and owner of virtue. Restaurant in hyde park recently spoke with us. About what the day means to him and what he's doing in the culinary world to promote equity began by asking him what significance the holiday holds for him. I thanks so much for having me on. It holds a lot of significance in. It's very personal for me. We're we're in two thousand twenty. One and we are still fighting the battle of having access to capital in african american communities and communities of color abroad why that means so much to me is because wants to muse it texas than the slaves had nowhere to go and so we are making strides in terms of create our narratives of sharing those narratives which gives me a lot of hope and our ability to communicate both in our communities and abroad. However we're still in a space where we have to keep. We have to continue to put pressure on banks and institutions that provide opportunities because it doesn't do us any good if we're free and we have no word on obviously the slaves the enslaved people in galveston at the time learning about the end of the civil war and that they had been freed. You know it's a matter of access to they didn't have information and resources then and you've talked about how in your industry there's also. There are barriers to information and resources. How do you try to remove some of those barriers. think Around as as an entrepreneur or shopowner however he liked to fashion that it's it's becoming increasingly important for me to trade notes fellow operators Get a better understanding things that i don't share for about things. That are very savvy about. Because we're we're all fighting battle being a small businesses very tough endeavor and i think the world has seen them last eighteen months. You've also received as we mentioned the medal of honor from the mayor. How do you hope to use that platform. Well i'm gonna use their platform. The same way use. Any platform was sick. Humility and with a lot of purpose. We didn't open virtue by mistake. A restaurant is it stands on the shoulders of its very definition and that is of high moral standard and and we use the two borders to encompass them moral standard being kindness and hospitality. And so we take people in. We say she ain't them and we make sure that people have the opportunity to see intelligence and engineering throughout our space on a night tonight basis. We feel good about that. And it is extremely disarming once able to feed people than were able to get the story. We've obviously been through an enormously difficult year restaurants. Especially how did virtue respond in this past year. Well we responded. Many ways one of the ways this most talked about our commitment to taking care of first responders via healthcare workers We set since thousands of meals out to local hospitals are predominantly the university of chicago to make sure that both morale was lifted and to to let our first responders know they matter to us we. We've all endured an incredibly challenging year And it's important to us to both be a part of the community but also to be supportive of the commu- you also. Of course you were. As you mentioned you were able to stay open. When many restaurants sadly had to close Was it important for you to stay open especially for your staff. Well if it's another scenario where are people had nowhere to go. Unemployment offices were overwhelmed. And you know we. We just felt like the best use of our time would be to work through the confusion. That going. On at the onset of the pandemic and the clothes downs. And so what we did. Is we stabilize. their business. Made sure that we can operate at a break-even and part of the revenues that we brought in we support our team members with by way of forgivable loans and that worked out very very well for us it has been a huge investment and allow loyalty and thanksgiving on the side of the community and our team members. Said you know. We're just grateful all we're now of course as we mentioned juneteenth is getting a lot more recognition and there are many ways in which you know blacks. The african american contribution american culture has been overlooked. How do you try to combat that through the food that you serve at virtue. Well again. I think you know when you have the opportunity to to provide a meal for someone. Food is the great equalizer and so It offers a level of trust. It offers a level of care and anna level of service and we take all of those things very seriously and we continue again to use our platform to spread the word as far as we can. I think you know many people are saying now. Wow i note the happened texts. Wow why haven't i heard stories before and for the african american community We've become accustomed to our story. Not big till one. So we take these moments to to stabilize to pivot and to push for not just this message but the mini messages that have been lost or buried over the years and before i let you go. What more do you think needs to happen to be sure that people are educated about the history of african americans. I think again that we need to continue to spread the word. We need to continue to celebrate. The contributions blacks have made both four and in this country. But i think more than anything in our constitution encompasses this ideal of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness with liberty being pretty good word and so until until all of our fellow americans are in a position where liberty rings We're going to continue to struggle. So i think you know the promotion of liberty. The promotion of life and the provoked promotion of the pursuit of happiness will probably be at the top of my agendas will continue to be as we advocate for people both near and far chef williams virtue. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for having me. And we're back to wrap things up right after this And that's our show for this sunday night. Be sure to check out our website. Wtt w dot com slash news for the very latest from w. w news including what to know about at home kobe nineteen tests and join parachutes and me this week.

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"chicago" Discussed on Chicago Business Review

Chicago Business Review

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"chicago" Discussed on Chicago Business Review

"A kids through slam outreach program or we place adults as volunteers inside the chicago public high schools in the really all of the main goal is to build relationships with youth and families Just the start walking life with. That's what we do. We're christ-centered organization. So we saw this modeled out when jesus walked the actually walked with twelve dudes in the everywhere with him whether he was going to teach your preach or he'll or whatever jesus was doing they were with him. Twenty four seven and so really. That's the model that we have to share with people as mentors as adults. Hey would you open up life your dinner table to a young person. That's awesome. And of course i've been a big fan of the organization and what you guys have been doing for a number of years but i'm so glad that we're able to share that with the people that are listening and or watching. Now i know you had an mba from the university of chicago which is one of the great learning institutions Not only in this country but in the world and you were in marketing and you had so many other job. How did you decide to make that shift from what the world might view as successful to venture off into helping startup this organization. I believe well at least for me. Personally i got my career got started actually going to japan and you know in the seventies eighties. Japanese companies were buying up everything in the us in this race for technology in semiconductors whatnot of production and manufacturing of those in so When i was coming up as a young buck. I wanted to in the mix of that and so i started studying. Japanese and i actually started my career in japan. I lived there for four years in came back. Then i got an mba in in in all of those things and so really for me as a young man. At that time i was really a live in for. Maybe all of the wrong reasons in that I was seeking after very ambitious. And i was seeking after corporate status power money in the of course when i was a young man i discovered women and so i was chasing women you know and you really live for myself in that regard in the you know and when i was twenty eight years old i came to faith in christ in a very radical way. I met jesus in a very radical way and he took my economy flipped it upside down and so the hope was that he would use the business career that he had given me the path in the privilege to go to such a school as the university of chicago. Use that and make away for me to actually points young folks in the city of chicago. And so that's what we've been doing ever since so. We actually started on outreach program in nineteen ninety nine as we've actually been doing this outreach program for two decades and we slowly building up our organization out to try to reach more young people and not only a reach them to mentor them but then also to help prepare them for adulthood so we want them to grow holistically in their faith of course in the academically and then we want to prepare them for adulthood in so we have a program that we layer on top call future steps. We're hoping to get young people..

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