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"chris montana" Discussed on The Current
"Was harder for me probably absolutely because I am a white woman and I wasn't looking at that broader picture and. You know but I think. This. Show This showed possibly the change that could happen in the change that was needed and people are paying a little bit more attention now. So in the last few minutes that we have part of this change people hope is going to build into something What that will be. We'll see I suppose in early November or perhaps after that, we're starting this road trip in Minneapolis and making our way down to the election in November. What does the election mean to you Chanel So many things you know I. I one of the things that Kristen I'm we started to north. One of the reasons we did is because we saw this divide between rural Minnesota and been Minnesota and I come from Minnesota. From Minneapolis and distillery itself has sort of been. Of. Two things coming together. I feel like this divide between the Republican Party and really the Trump Party and Democrats has just gotten so wide and so divisive and. I, need I want us to come. Above that I want us to say racial justice is not a person issue. It is something that everybody wants and I truly believe that I just think the rhetoric out there is skewing what people actually want I think it's so device does that even people like racial justice now partisan and that to me it's not good for anyone. Chris what are you hopeful for when you think of this election I mean there's a couple months away and already There is a lot of angst and turmoil but what could happen what might happen after the election? Where's the hope for you? That's that's a tough question for me to answer Most of where my head usually is somewhere five and ten years down the road and that's and that's what I'm thinking of and you know I I have my I think my father grooms every time he hears them say but I do subscribe to the idea of democracy you get what you deserve. and. It could be you know if if there's another trump presidency which I would find incredibly unfortunate but if that were to happen, then it means that that's what the country needs and the good news about having someone like that is that when an issue like this bubbles up or at least becomes apparent to those for whom it was a latent defect. It forces it into your face. It's not swept under the rug and having someone like trump is an agitator in this position keeps it in front of your face, and so there, there may be a silver lining to that. Now I hope that that this energy can translate into electoral power. But coming from the from where I come from, and I come from electoral politics. I used to work in Congress and I am very pro voting but I also know that you've got whole communities who've been told for decades and generations if we get out and vote and we just generally support Democrats at this stuff will change and we see that it really hasn't so really know where it's going. To Go I, hope that that we take a different path in November but whether we do or we don't the real question for racial justice in this country is going to be do we continue the conversation regardless because of the election of Joe Biden is not going to suddenly make this better. The only way that that arc of Justice Ben's because people push on it and we need to keep pushing. I wish you the best of luck in the rebuild and it's a real pleasure to start our road trip with you this morning. Thanks. In Avenue Take Good Care Chris Montana owned do noord craft spirits in Minneapolis Minnesota and that is the first stop and our special series road to November following the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana. The RV is gassed up we have snacks and each week we will hear from Americans along the route about what the coming election means to them. For more CBC PODCASTS, Goto CBC, dot Ca Slash. PODCASTS..
"chris montana" Discussed on The Current
"Killed pit bull. Yes, Ninety nine. Available. On CBC listen and wherever. You get your podcasts. Chris Montana and his wife Chanel, join me now morning to you both. Morning. Chrissy. gave us that two or a couple of weeks back house the cleanup going now. Flow. Slower than we thought other average in that building than we had initially known, and so we thought would be a month long process is still dragging on what's that like for you knowing that this there's a long road ahead of you here. and. I suppose the building is the least of of my concerns we have. The other half of our distillery was still standing. We're still able to move forward and and we're thinking much longer term now I think. So even if it's a few months to get that building back, the real question is, what are we going to do in the next three and four or five years? Chanel you're away at the time of the fire what was it like seeing the destruction for the first time? I was. Terrifying. It was terrifying thinking of somebody that you love dearly being there and having to. Think about how to make their own space as an empty check their space. But then also you know what kind of danger they might be in as they're making those hard choices of what to do with calls to make at that time. So It was very difficult to to watch it. I WANNA come back to the fire in a moment but Chris Walk me through those first days and nights of protest. What were you seeing unfold in your town? It's one of A. I don't know I met my guess I'll never seen anything like it in my life least there's a part of me that hopes I don't at least one side of it because it was both beautiful and tragic at the same time when when everyone got together that Tuesday. 'cause Tuesday was the first real protest at thirty eight in. CHICAGO. Everybody was there. And it was beautiful in a sense that you know I as a black man in. America. Can I know I can look at any other black person I don't say anything they already know. How I feel about George, floyd her or anyone else because they know that we could be next but that crowd had everyone in it i, mean everyone. And it was. It was so refreshing to see it. It was depressing because they were chanting the same things that I heard when Rodney King was beat up twenty nine years before. But. But it was it was a beautiful thing and what? You know transitioned into as more and more people started to come to the city and. Is it. As the crowd got. Angrier in just angry. you know you could see the writing on the wall I mean it wasn't going to end well, and the response from the city was was lackluster. And You know then to see the destruction I mean I I grew up in that area I watched it go from being kind of I don't WanNa say a wasteland but a lot of abandoned buildings and whatnot and NBA revitalize largely by Amazon community and come in and into watch that burn it was. Watching thirty years of progress be burned to the ground and it was you know fairly indiscriminate would that that was hard what did you tell your children Chanel 'cause your way watching this unfold. How did you explain this to your kids? Yeah. I. Mean I was away with with our three boys. We have three young children. At that time they were all under six and. We told them. They were fires. They could sense. I. Think The tenseness between Chris and I could sense the fact that you know we were constantly looking at the news. We were constantly trying to be girl or you know not the best of moods. But it's difficult. We don't this to be the introduction necessarily each race relations in America. To the personal conversations we have to have with them. But at the same time, we can't turn a blind eye to it, and so you know we told them there were fires We told them that you know obviously was gone for a while but we. We needed this not to be the introduction to the heavier conversations that we have with them. This is a business that you spend longtime building up the first black owned distillery in the United States. You've called it your second. Home Chris. Were you, angry. that it was being torched. I mean, yeah I mean one of my I got there. I was I was angry I was sad it was crying I was you know. Want to say finally got in there and it was still sprinklers are still on the fires still going when I got there been going for four and a half hours. So I had plenty of time to think about it I just couldn't go there because there was a curfew and. You know looking as I do I wasn't going to go out and take on police. But. So yeah, I definitely was angry. How did you? How do you square that with with the the beauty that you described earlier in terms of people coming together and protesting something in this moment in demanding better Good to. You know you need to take a breath. and I was able to take that breath and I had friends who showed up and I got to see the good side of my city. the people who came to help me clean up by the end of that day. Most everything had been cleaned out of that space and you know it, it gives you the space to remember hey, man, this is just stuff. Right? It's just. You know some equipment here some inventory there and you're part of something that puts you on a program like this in the morning and has people having this conversation and so in that sense, once you take that breath and give yourself that space you realize you know this is. This is one opportunity and to a privilege, and it's the price we had to pay for things to start to change our area. It was just a few fires then Soviet and we're happy to pay that price I. think a lot of people would find it difficult to get to that point as you're honest about it chanel was it easy for you to to reach that point to see this? Yes. As a really painful moment and a person moment but that there is as Chris said an opportunity here. It was difficult and I'll be honest I think it probably was a little bit more difficult for me to see the broader picture and then then for Chris and. I got there but it took a big deep breath ticket there and. I you know I think that's a different than our experiences and and Chris Dodd right away I mean. He was the one who kept his head up high and was able to see how this could change and. I think once we started to see the community reaction to it and the positivity that came out of it and. What what Chris said is the fact that we have people who had never talked about race in America you know white people who never have thought about. Suddenly coming and Tim. I just didn't realize that I wasn't paying attention I. You know had never thought twice about what your experience might be those I mean that's exactly what we need to have happened and so those were the types of things that really got me saying, okay. You know this is what it is. We're going to get through it going to be fine. Now, we have this opportunity to make this somewhat scary thing into really positive situation as as a white woman Is that part of the difficulty de think or is that part of the the the the opportunity here to see that from a different site in some ways? There are a lot of people will look at us and say, how could you possibly think this is this is GonNa be a positive thing for you there are you know we emails and? Me All the time saying you know this this was horrible. How could you possibly justify it? and I, do think that there is a difference between who saying that I think it is difficult for someone who has never felt oppression to look. Bigger Picture to see where they could make an impact but. It.
"chris montana" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"About seven years ago, Chris Montana opened his first business a distillery. He called it du Nard. He opened it in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Du Nord became this popular neighborhood spot. And then in May, George Floyd was killed by police officer Derek Shove in. And shamans precinct was just a few blocks away from Chris's distillery. When he realized the marches were going right past his distillery. He and his employees set up a table, giving out water bottles and hand sanitizer to the protesters. Chris soon realised that people participating in the black lives matter. Marches were not the on ly people coming to his neighborhood. There were the protesters, and then there were the partiers, and that would eventually turn into the rioters and they were set in random cars on fire, You know, drinking Doing whatever he put signs up, saying black owned business and then he locked everything up, went home to his family and hope for the best. Next day. He came to see what had happened. And when he got to do Nord, he saw that one of the doors had been forced open. They sat multiple fires. They stole our inventory. I found cases of our booze all up and down the street, and it was the sprinkler system coming on in putting about a foot of water in the entire warehouse. That's what did most of the damage. It feels like Someone punched in the face, and it wasn't just his business. He started to realise that actually, he got off easy a day element who owns a business that's a few blocks away from us. His business had been burned to the ground. Everything 100% gone and he was saying, Look, it's just stuff. But Chris had worked really hard for that stuff, and the damage to his business was enormous. Hundreds of thousands of dollars Rioting and property destruction has happened in cities across the US and business owners like Chris Montana are left trying to pick up the pieces, all in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. And they are up against some formidable odds. Bradley Hardy is an economist at American University. He has studied the economic impact of property damage and rioting on neighborhoods. Bradley looked at neighborhoods that had seen damage back in 1968. Even 2030 years later, Bradley says those neighborhoods never fully recovered. They had lower educational attainment. Lower incomes, higher use of welfare programs, higher poverty rates, those neighborhoods essentially continued to lag behind other counterpart neighborhoods. Distillery owner Chris Montana says he and other local businesses in his neighborhood in Minneapolis are doing everything they can to beat those odds. At the same time, Chris says, he's been incredibly inspired and moved by the Black lives matter Movement. But you have to think about a world where you're told at a young age. Hey, by the way, because of the color of your skin. That story of American greatness doesn't actually reach all the way to you if all we had to dio Would burn a few businesses that that's absolutely worth it. That's your stuff. Stacey Manic Smith..
"chris montana" Discussed on KCRW
"About seven years ago, Chris Montana opened his first business a distillery. He called it du Nord. He opened it in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Du Nord became this popular neighborhood spot. And then in May, George Floyd was killed by police officer Derek Shove in. And shamans precinct was just a few blocks away from Chris's distillery. When he realized the marches were going right past his distillery. He and his employees set up a table, giving out water bottles and hand sanitizer to the protesters. Chris soon realised that people participating in the black lives matter. Marches were not the on ly people coming to his neighborhood. There were the protesters, and then there were the partiers, and that would eventually turn into the rioters. And they were sudden random cars on fire, You know, drinking Doing whatever he put signs up, saying black owned business and then he locked everything up, went home to his family and hope for the best. Next day, he came to see what had happened. And when he got to do Nord, he saw that one of the doors had been forced open. They sat multiple fires. They stole our inventory. I've found cases of our booze all up and down the street, and it was the sprinkler system coming on in putting about a foot of water in the entire warehouse. That's what did most of the damage. It feels like Someone punched in the face, and it wasn't just his business. He started to realise that actually, he got off easy a day element who owns a business that's a few blocks away from us. His business had been burned to the ground. Everything 100% gone and he was saying, Look, it's just stuff. But Chris had worked really hard for that stuff, and the damage to his business was enormous. Hundreds of thousands of dollars Rioting and property destruction has happened in cities across the US and business owners like Chris Montana are left trying to pick up the pieces, all in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. And they are up against some formidable odds. Bradley Hardy is an economist at American University. He has studied the economic impact of property damage and rioting on neighborhoods. Bradley looked at neighborhoods that had seen damage back in 1968. Even 2030 years later, Bradley says those neighborhoods never fully recovered. They had lower educational attainment. Lower incomes, higher use of welfare programs, higher poverty rates, those neighborhoods essentially continued to lag behind other counterpart neighborhoods. Distillery owner Chris Montana says he and other local businesses in his neighborhood in Minneapolis Are doing everything they can to beat those odds. At the same time, Chris says. He's been incredibly inspired and moved by the black lives matter Movement. But you have to think about a world where you're told at a young age. Hey, by the way, because of the color of your skin. That story of American greatness doesn't actually reach all the way to you if all we had to dio Would burn a few businesses. That that's absolutely worth.
"chris montana" Discussed on KQED Radio
"About seven years ago, Chris Montana opened his first business a distillery. He called it du Nard. He opened it in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota du Nord became this popular neighborhood spot. And then in May, George Floyd was killed by police officer Derek Shaven and Shamans precinct was just a few blocks away from Chris's distillery. When he realized the marches were going right past his distillery. He and his employees set up a table, giving out water bottles and hand sanitizer to the protesters. But Chris soon realised that people participating in the black lives matter. Marches were not the only people coming to his neighborhood. There were the protesters, and then there were the partiers, and that would eventually turn into the rioters. And they were sudden random cars on fire, you know? Drinking and doing whatever he put signs up, saying black owned business and then he locked everything up, went home to his family and hope for the best. Next day. He came to see what had happened. And when he got to do Nord, he saw that one of the doors had been forced open. They sat multiple fires. They stole our inventory that found cases of our booze all up and down the street, and it was the sprinkler system coming on in putting about a foot of water in the entire warehouse. That's what did most of the damage. It feels like Someone punched in the face, and it wasn't just his business. He started to realise that actually, he got off easy a day element of owns a business that's a few blocks away from us. His business has been burned to the ground. Everything 100% gone and he was saying, Look, it's just stuff. But Chris had worked really hard for that stuff, and the damage to his business was enormous. Hundreds of thousands of dollars Rioting and property destruction has happened in cities across the US and business owners like Chris Montana are left trying to pick up the pieces, all in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. And they are up against some formidable odds. Bradley Hardy is an economist at American University. He has studied the economic impact of property damage and rioting on neighborhoods. Bradley looked at neighborhoods that had seen damage back in 1968. Even 2030 years later, Bradley says those neighborhoods never fully recovered. They have lower educational attainment, lower incomes, higher usedto welfare programs, higher poverty rates, those neighborhoods. Essentially continued to lag behind other counterpart neighborhoods. Distillery owner Chris Montana says he and other local businesses in his neighborhood in Minneapolis are doing everything they can to beat those odds. At the same time, Chris says, he's been incredibly inspired and moved by the Black lives matter Movement. But you have to think about a world where you're told at a young age. Hey, by the way, because of the color of your skin. That story of American greatness doesn't actually reach all the way to you if all we had to dio Would burn a few businesses that that's absolutely worth it. That's your stuff..
"chris montana" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"When Chris Montana realized that rioting probably be happening around US distillery, he put signs up saying black owned business, and then he locked everything up when home to his family and hoped for the best. The next day he came to see what had happened and as he walked through the neighborhood towards his distillery, he started to get this terrible feeling and when he got to Nord, he saw that one of the doors had been forced open and when he walked inside, he just felt his heart sink set multiple fires. And they stole our inventory found cases of our booze all up and down the street or sprinkler system kicked on and put out the fires for the most part and it was the sprinkler system coming on and dousing everything and putting him in a foot of water in entire warehouse. That's what did most of the damage Chris says he waded through his business putting out the fires that were still going taking everything in. I don't care who you are. If you have a small business, you put the kind of. Work into that I have in that other owners do. And somebody comes in set on fire I mean that hurts then it it feels like someone punched in the face and it wasn't just his business as Chris. Walked around the neighborhood. He could hardly recognize it everything's still on fire I mean buildings all around her burning. You can't go anywhere in that area without smelling smoke or you know this weird snow of ash that comes down. Because you know, all these buildings are burning and Chris says, he started to realize actually he got off easy. I saw message from. A gentleman who owns a business it's few blocks away from us in his business has been burned to the ground. This is a guy who's invested everything in into community. You can't talk to him about anything without him. Eventually. Coming around to how is this helping our community And it's been assumed permanent of the ground everything one, hundred percent gone. And and he was saying look, it's just stuff. And that probably was the most important thing that happened that day for me because he was right there was just stuff but Chris had worked really hard for stuff and the damage to his business was enormous hundreds of thousands of.
"chris montana" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"This is the indicator from planet money I'm Stacey Vanik Smith. About. Seven years ago Chris, Montana opened his first business, a distillery. He called it do Nord, which is French for from north. He opened it in his hometown of Minneapolis Minnesota. Distillery is four blocks away from my old high school. It's the heart of the city because it's where there there is. No. You know predominant racial minority in the area. It's kind of everyone's there. That that vibrancy is hard to find getting the money together was a huge challenge but Chris managed ran the whole place on a shoestring for years making vodka whiskey, Gin, different cores. It was only much later that Chris realized. He may have inadvertently started the first black owned distillery in the country. I went to spirits conference and. Realize the only one there. and. Spent the next couple of years looking for. What I assumed had to be. This group of black owned distilleries in they just didn't exist. But Chris Montana existed and Nord became this popular neighborhood spot with a tasting room where people could come and order cocktails and relax. In fact, most of Chris's money came from that tasting room and he was able to build up his staff to about twelve people. When Corona virus it Chris worried that he would have to close money just wasn't coming in he had to close his very profitable tasting room. Still Chris managed to pull through he felt like he might be able to make it. and. Then in May George Floyd was killed by police officer Derek Shelvin, and shopping precinct was just a few blocks away from Chris distillery. Chris says when he saw the video, he just felt this overwhelming emotion sativa. It's like here we go. Again you know we're doing this again. I would prefer you know to say got. His Dolphin punched a wall or something, but now you just get sad. La Brings Tears to your eyes. Chris joined the black lives matter protests, and when he realized, the marches were going right past distillery he and his employees set up a table, giving out water bottles and hand sanitizer to the protesters. We wanted to support the protests in any way that we could. But Chris soon realized that people participating in the black lives matter marches were not the only people coming to his neighborhood and there were the protesters and then there were the parties in that would eventually turn into the rioters and they were across the street and the target parking lot and in a sudden random cars on fire you drink. Doing whatever in so we knew that night that it was going to go south. After the break we see what happened to Chris distillery..
"chris montana" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"I'm GonNa talk to Chris Montana now, and after that, with Melvin Carter the mayor of simple. With me as promised Chris Montana the first black owner of a spirits distillery. Is that right micro to Syria and do Nord Craft? Spirits interact with and the place sustained some damage from being set on fire. Is that correct during the demonstrations? Yeah, warehouse had about five fire set inside of it. Listen people get a word picture of somebody when when they're on and we can't win this video so I just WanNa make sure on the name. We've discussed this Chris. Montana complicated how you got Montana. Your birth mother got divorced when she got divorced. She just wanted she didn't WanNa made name. She didn't want her married name, so she just liked Montana. So you are Chris, Montana. I'll tell you why is this? I just do not want my audience. To get the idea that they may be giving money to black guy who's wearing like a fringed jacket. Cowboy boots and a Stetson. Riding a motorcycle. Or worse, a horse or something and the. Kind of word picture of who I'm talking to and I, just WANNA. Make sure that the Montana part. That's not you that that part that picture it usually throws people. Okay, let's go to the actual important stuff. K., you are in the Lake Street neighborhood. Yes, and That's where Denard crafts is, and you got you. Had Insurance had good insurance, right? How good it is remains to be seen, but we do have insurance and it's. It's going to help us deal with her with losses. So you're putting together a go fund me that Sarah. Sarah Silverman, and I will be helping and I hope my listeners will be helping if they want to. They can go to Al Franken Dot Com, and I just want them to know that none of this will be going to you or your micro story. Yeah, the the purpose of the go fund me has helped the other businesses who might be in a little bit of a worse. Situation we are. As you mentioned me of insurance, we'll see what it pays out is gonNA pay out something. A lot of people have none or their massively under insured, and we want to get some money in people's pockets quickly so that we don't lose some of these businesses that added to the diversity of businesses along the Lake Street corridor in other places in the twin cities I'll get back to the go fund me in a bit, but I just want folks to know how dedicated to your community immediately after the the demonstration and fires You also started a food pantry. Right. Yeah, well, I mean you call it what you want I've alternative like all of the food banks through. One way or the other were trying to get the needed essentials into community hands..
"chris montana" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"We know what he needs by that. So this attorney general is not about to go about meeting out justice in a fair and impartial. Manner is showed us what he is. We've heard from him. I have absolutely no confidence. This attorney general will do what is right. Hi Well I appreciate your time. Very much congressman. Thank you very much as I hate your time and as we See these protests. you see Washington. Dc We showed you MONOP- Minneapolis. I want to go to Shimon preoccupies who is here in New York where you also have protests growing. Obviously you can see people gathering here right now. Shimon. What are you seeing where you are? Yeah so we're in Brooklyn at the Barclay Center here video for almost two hours what was mostly peaceful protests and now has turned violent in some ways. I mean the police Certainly have been more aggressive than they've been here in the last two hours or so. We've seen police pepper spraying heading into the crowd. We've seen people throwing water bottles at the police but something had occurred in the front of the line which is all up ahead. I'M NOT GONNA go into pro because it's just not safe but something was going on and there are barriers in the front and what was happening with. The protesters were pushing barriers and as they were pushing the barriers. The police were pursing them back at some point. The police made a decision to move in depending mostly peaceful protests. But then they chose to move in. So that's the scene here right now certainly thinks growing a little more tense and they all day and we'll see how this plays out as this goes on all right Shimon. Thank you very much As as we watch crowds at yet another city where where this is happening out front next business owner in Minneapolis. Bracing for tonight He did huge destruction last night and the global pandemic about to reach a major milestone and the CDC tonight now saying the spread of Corona virus likely began in late January weeks earlier than previously thought. Did health experts miss something that could have saved tens of thousands of lives? You're looking at live. Pictures Out of Minneapolis tonight. Crowds are growing. The curfew is set to begin in just over an hour. So we'll see what happens there whether there is defiance or compliance businesses in Minneapolis. Meanwhile are bracing again for violence tonight out front now Chris Montana. The owner of Denard crafts spirits. Distillery was damaged in the protests. And Chris you know your your business was severely damaged. We're GONNA show some of the pictures that you took this. Is Your your your your livelihood Your Business. If you've built I am so so sorry are you. Are you bracing for more destruction tonight? What are you doing well? There's there's only so much you can do in. Thank you for having me on. Yes this is A. It's it's difficult. I can't see the pictures you're showing. But I was there when they were taken and It's heartbreaking for me in really for many members of our community who who are watching this destruction as far as getting ready for today and what we expect for today. I don't know that anyone really knows. A lot has changed in the past twenty four hours and so I'm hoping that The the the community keeps it together in keeps the protest where it should be speaking specifically about what happened to George Floyd and not taking to the extent that it was last night in the night before where devolved into wide scale destruction You know I'm GonNa some video. I know that you sent us Chris of damage from last night and on on one side you can see all the damage to to your to your business to the distillery on the other fairly untouched. And that's where your employees put signs saying this is a black owned business so On the other side you said you did. You did not have those signs up Just to be direct here. Do you think the leader's perception about your race. As the owner was part of this they didn't touch the part where it said black owner. I think that's the only conclusion you can come to if you were to understand where is where our distillery is. We're on the same block is a third precinct. Epicenter of of these protests. You can't find a business in any direction that doesn't have damage. Be only a SPA. Dozen have damage is what you're showing your viewers right now at one section of our business That had those signs up so I have to believe that it mattered I I certainly heard people saying that. They did not want to affect black. Owned businesses minority owned businesses. So I think it did. I think it did matter and I have to point out. It touches me and and So deeply that might employees did that of their own volition. They came back and they came back to a place that where tear gas rubber bullets and Flashbang grenades. Were going off and they came back just to do that and I will continue to thank them for the bottom of my heart so I just want to ask you that. This is happening time where you're going through incredible difficulty You know as business right I mean you you have krona virus and a pandemic and you have shutdowns Yuba community. That's in distress. You're dealing with that professionally and personally. I know you've got three young boys. Your oldest is six. I I can relate to that. That's my oldest. What are what are you telling them about this? They have this huge disruption to their lives and and now this happening in their city. And to you I'll I'll be honest with you And this is tough for me to talk about I I can't talk to them about it. I have to lie as far as they know. There have been a number of accidents at caused fires. there's A. There's a terrible thing that parents of color have to do. At some point when they tell their kids that They are not going to be viewed the same way and in this case because of the color of their dad and my kids are too young for that the moment that that happens it's a piece of childhood dies and they're just not ready. I can't do that to them now so I prefer to be honest straightforward person. But I right now. I'm not well Chris I thank you. I thank you for sharing all that with us. I hope that that you're you're starting touches. People in many ways but I think perhaps most poignantly thank you next to sobering new projection from the CDC predicting twenty thousand more deaths in just weeks from coronavirus.
"chris montana" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"Search talking to drug Davis dot Broncos member last year they got to a tough start here at three and eight with anyone for their final five games every is fired up like water back to lock our astro there's about that he said not only that but they've got weapons the drafty Jerry Judy the first round they added Melvin Gordon and then he mentioned K. J. Hamler I love it when anybody mentions him what I like his game watching at Penn state man this guy can Y. can absolutely fly so I'm looking forward to seeing how he plays in the NFL but most of all I'm fired up when everybody mentions him because it gives me a chance to mention his mama M. C. K. E. you see Kay Kay's parents did a couple of birthday wraps the were absolutely amazing I cannot lie I still listen to rap generally about once a week because it always makes me smile it's amazing what seven they right what I'm not twenty years everybody not when you thank you walk out on top she walked on the prime of our career but she said that's it we're not doing it again we're done I'm over it the gale Sayers going out Jim Brown no regrets MC Katie she said seven oh eight is the day we celebrate you know we should make a new jungle holiday seven oh wait that's always cool M. C. K. E. Hey pops is not getting enough run either I mean she's the star for sure but Parcells also did a great job there in the really funny thing about that when you listen the audio drops out a couple times the middle it was say kwon Barkley snapping in the middle of it that's what that sounds rocked speaking of sound we had a cal in Vegas in case you missed it I think a lot of people thought that this guy was may be able to get off a line or two this guy so much more than just a line or two very party with the queen the queen of what the last thing you ruined with the first hour of the snack while she went to the name of your mouse use market if you can can start up a women's medical flea returns only thirteen the little **** Brandon corona electric can graduate Adam fox for finishing the LA marathon I mean I guess you could call that running no surprise the whole world he's Arnold data sheets you know even what their lakes would do little birds chests net huge great motivator where you're grown man that uses words like vocals and some **** really Ford Mayweather thinks you're literate you would just like Andre Agassi except you really big and fat I don't know where you stand in between the fighters away in what you could do something like McCarthy Hey Mike I hope you're in your car listening to me right now you said that you can't coach Mike you have the brains about kissing don't have a care in the world is sitting back there Christian Ginny's fourteen borders all over the place but from two year old I have to go under and they're full of women come over to see me miss Markle Plymouth remained in the bedroom I'm all yeah this dude all right so listen the real how many of you I think of yourself right now damn I had no idea that guy was so funny may be honest how many of you are saying to yourself damn this guy's got lines damn I had no idea that guy was that funny I mean even if you don't agree with all of it Dana white you look just like Andre Agassi except your bacon fat hi then why is the best I got to know more about the island they're not saying too much about the island flight island right so quickly reaction to callin Vegas party wall quote jamarcus Russell thinks that cal has squandered his opportunities this is the story line that I'm trying to sell all those lines all that game and only one actual appearance in the smack off since twenty fifteen after four golden tickets for golden tickets he's parlayed four golden tickets into a single parents and was outside the top ten with all those lines fill in B. hills cow with a pretty good smack run down it was right so he called out Matt Vancouver as part of that Matt Vancouver tweets I've regrettably met and had a cocktail with him in cal is legitimately is much of an alcoholic senseless little moron as he appears to be hashtag smack off at not total big E. tweets if chalk toss little cow through a window would it be considered child abuse wrong my goodness I didn't realize how freaking hilarious Callon Vegas is I think is a dark horse James in Tucson there is a small part of me that thought the same thing and I know the guy I mean I know they got a call in the show but I've been here for every one of his calls and still there's a very small part of me that thought damn sketching funnier than I thought I knew we would be or we wouldn't put that together but listening to it back in total is too funny he is legitimately funny Steven Seagal quote on quote tweets cal is relentlessly cocky which has its certain charms Chris Montana quote cast socks and that's a take all right so obviously top fifty fifty yeah I don't I can hear that and think that it's not funny that was funny and we all can find funny different ways but to me that's funny I made me laugh and even play back when I heard it ten minutes earlier a maybe laugh again reporter designed onboarding corners almost all be there one more as I got a break for cal need something in his life to care about other than placing one thousand bats per month and being tiny damn homie where you been home in Newport beach out of the woodwork are you listening cal I know you are you taking notes cal I know you are are.
"chris montana" Discussed on Power 106 FM
"Here we got new music coming on the way man I you got a job with Tory lanes pop in the office and what else gold is out right now that's a fact remix of five reels slightly coming out we got to go boys Bob coming up for weeks me and Derek no yellow light on there we go rowdy on there we go all a bunch of people and then that some of the folks at Max speed stage drugs just drug diable thanks when people hear the go see how it sounds what was that you know football is like him like pop smoke like a casket flows when it all that situation not as real as real world Hey Mister Liu to you for even making that happen and bring it up for the public to be able to to share that experience and I'm pretty sure yeah that that's probably what we all always want a manager to operate on that level right there so you know we we actually got a cop that in a real way yeah we sell we sell now we we definitely got a job without you you may you may set the internet on fire you go like I thought you you you really you have bags argued about may you go against anybody right now I mean I just feel like you know it's like a music game you will forget you know sad how look us we we we have no no space is no joke and we we was a given that platform the broadcast well we had like the house I've used those as you know said we don't have no Chico yeah we got it out the mud and we had to grind do that J. and then plus the last in the game I hit it right she right side when you see the game you forget what's a hit your couple popped at all right now I work all the way up the listing all class yesterday yeah I think you showed is due on advice he's battled throughout the you you walk a lot of people out with that and I feel like it's just that I would like to thank god what I like floor length data right right now I know I know people like that well I had with the symbol and judges because I wouldn't want nobody said that we cheated the numbers and the numbers are six zero four Hey so wasn't that she was out here bead delusion you would just stand up yes they'll talking that talk exactly look when you walk the line the last dance that though my daughter was very that's true only told me about the one that you have been again that there yeah yeah I don't mean Chris Montana checking in from the quarantine as my brother right we no no way thank you my brother this is.
"chris montana" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Are the readers feel talking I am your host Gerald and feel it is what I love to do is sit here talking to you and hopefully H. if you have any questions give us a call at six five one nine eight nine nine two two six well let's promise Chris Montana is joining us with Chris Montana people from Minnesota he moved to Minnesota from Indiana Jeff white beach that we don't talk about IT company doing door to craft the spirit and the all hands Minnesota initiative that blossoms and idea welcome Chris Montana how are you Sir I'm doing well thank you for having me well I'm excited that you're joining us the story of one Minnesota business chipping in to help the rest of the community by turning his distillery or your distillery into a business making hand sanitizer just lifted my heart and when I I heard about this I can't I can't see how will he do this and why did he do it tell us a total answer those two questions for us well the how is pretty straightforward buyer normal operation is making whiskey gin vodka that sort of thing and we're very used to handling high proof alcohol when we had to shut down because of the corona virus and we're looking for what we were going to keep our staff busy within what other projects we could do that could have some impact we noticed right away that it would probably tailor made to jump in on the hand sanitizer side of things because the primary ingredient is apple alcohol which is what we produce right the Y. I think is probably just a straightforward I went through I I told my wife is kind of like the stages of grief when I when I saw the when we saw this was coming we can hit Minneapolis and we knew that it was gonna affect our business once it became unsafe we shut down before the governor order to shut down and I thought that was it you know we need that revenue intestate alive and we thought well if we're gonna go down let's go down swinging we've got some of this alcohol laying around let's do some good with that and what I wanted to do originally was let's try to create you know I I bought a thousand bottles a thousand eight ounce bottles and have way too many files and we still does thinking we're just going to give away it you know first responders in homeless shelters and things like that and when we saw what the demand was and what the need was it blew us away absolutely blew us away and so if we can if we can do this thing and get this in the hands of some people who one who need it but to who need it and can't afford it then you know that makes me feel good and allows me to get some of my staff back working which really makes me feel good the staff handling things how are you your family the staff have been so many changes at every company no matter how big or how small that is really affecting business and you came up with this idea it is working for you and it is working for me and I I want to say that distilleries across the country are pitching in where they can we're running because we're doing this and and tandem with Tattersall distilling we're running a very large operation we're trying to push out an awful lot but distilleries across the state and across the country have been putting in on this work so I don't want to make it sound like it was just you know the Chris Montan idea we're just one of many who are who are chipping in you know and and it has you know for us to bring our staff back I mean is it anyone who who's an employer particularly if you are completely family owned business I will tell you when you bring people on there like family and we have the land number people off and back hurt me you know tremendously and nowhere near as much as it hurt them because that was their paycheck so to be able to bring them back on and not only be able to bring them back on but it's working they want to do they want to come back and pitch in on this a lot of them were bartenders pouring drinks before now they're going to be in here are doing what is basically industrial factory work but they're excited to do it so I think that it's it's working great for us where the need is so great and I know when you were living in Indiana your family was very poor you know from food stamps food shelter read about that on the Star Tribune soup kitchen you name it and so you have a heart for those that are suffering right now those that are in need whether it's not hospital workers or doctors or within its nurses whether it's I should psychologists whomever it is I'm sure you have a heart for them because you know something first of all can you tell me what part of Indiana you're on so when I was in the house in Bloomington I was born in Marion County says born in Indianapolis but we were implemented blooming ten while university of Indiana if you go yeah everyone around I wouldn't be able to okay it's so true isn't it you are and giving of your time giving up your yes to really help how are people responding to it I think the response has been overwhelming and honestly in some in some if people who know me know I'm not really be out front guy I I'm perfectly happy to be in the background but you know it and people have come up and they've they've approach us our staff and yeah thank you for doing this work and you know it's really we we exist because our community supported us the only reason why we're still here right well you know I don't exactly come from money so hard in this place up I don't have deep pockets it the only reason why we have survived a certain twenty thirteen the only reason why we're still a going concern today is because this community south Minneapolis Minneapolis generally Minnesota reach out and want to support what we were doing when we were just making booze because they're one of the first microdistilleries mistake so it we that back this is our community we we don't survive it if our community doesn't survive so we're part of that fabric and I think right now not if your distillery good for you maybe you can chip in on this hand sanitizer a program but whatever you have whatever skill you bring to the table now is the time to offer those skills to whomever needs them because a lot of people in need right now a lot of people who are scared and there's a lot of disconnection and so the more we can connect more we can have some sense of community that's what pulled us through this even though you and I are not from the same area in Indiana from Gary Indiana born and raised I have family here you dear I have family from Indianapolis so there you go I will say that you and I have something that we believe section comment and in the article you were quoted as saying finally there's something happening in this country that is it may be that can actually unite folks I have been talking about this on my radio show for twenty years and since we've been this divided I've never lived in this country experiencing this type of device but unfortunately this well fortunately I should say this pandemic has brought us to a different your opponents to face what we and who we are and I believe just as you believe that we will come out of this stronger we do believe it would you say that to people do they believe you I hope so I hope so you know people responded we put up a Facebook post surgery saw that led to that article and I have you know people responded very well to it I think that I think that any crisis gives you a choice and one of those choices can be let's band together and let's solve this and the other credit the other choices let's turn on each other and we haven't always made the right choice in this country or any particular community but I feel like and I I don't necessarily I I don't really know why but I feel like in this particular crisis we're making the right choice and like I said we're putting out sanitizer the people working in these nonprofits who are out there serving underserved communities the hours they're putting in the risk they're putting themselves at you can calculable so we're making the right choice and if that doesn't if that doesn't bring you up a little bit further than you know give your spirit from left in these dark times I don't know what will you know the websites all hands Minnesota dot org on issues at the World Health Organization approved hand sanitizer made by a coalition of Minnesota distant skill each one who else is involved in this mission so those are the stories involving different levels and I'm gonna forget some and they're gonna be mad at me but there's the three distilleries it came together were us knew Norcross spirits in Minneapolis all clear in your happiness Tattersall distilling select the northeast and brother just distilling also in northeast and what brought us together is we started this work early on and we saw that the need was going to be you know we had to create something had to try to get this product in the people's hands and we have already shut down our our customer facing side for safety reasons and so we are able to fully focus on this we are if you you know if you're on our website you'll see those three names and you'll see it on our labels but if you keep scrolling down you'll find that there are other distilleries like far north spirits eleven wells decried distilling and a number of others I don't forget the parallel in Wisconsin a number of other distilleries that are putting in this work and also giving back to their community so I'd like to think that the all hands project is actually very broad and it reaches all corners of the state you know we initially were told that we need to wash our hands with soap and water for twenty seconds you will sing Happy Birthday while you're watching share this will happen we were not told to use her card and that's a fairly weird vice use soap and water from your perspective why is it changing now why are we hearing more about using sanitation SSN attack well and I actually think this is a very important distinction because a lot of the shortage is is artificial in a way because it didn't it doesn't need to be the best thing you can do the most simple thing everyone can do is just wash their hands and there's nothing wrong with that you wash your hands for twenty seconds I'll get it done the reason why and a lot of people want to get sanitizer because I mean the name says it all right and it's it's easier certainly but if you have the ability to just buy soap and wash your hands I would focus on that there are people who don't have the ability to do that when we talk to you know a firefighter or a paramedic they don't necessarily have the time or even access to sync the homeless community don't always have access to sync their workers on construction sites you know or perhaps in factories you know we're working with some of the factors around here that are creating that those TV's that are healthcare workers need so much they don't necessarily have the time every time they touch something or run over and get to think those people need hand sanitizer and so we need to reserve and that's part of why we don't have those three distilleries that I mentioned who are who started that we don't have any it is you know don't line up outside of your craft spirits because we're not handing out to the public we don't want to create a crowd and we want to make sure that what we're making is getting the people who need it so I would I I'm not a you know I'm a lawyer by training and I make booze for a living so don't take my medical advice but everything that we have seen says washing your hands perfectly fine if you do that do that but if you need a hand sanitizer and if you're in one of those types of jobs are you absolutely need it please reach out to us we are ramping up for producing an awful lot of the stuff we can meet most needs we just need to know about them know where they are street talk about meeting most please tell me about the sizes that you offer hi this is like three different levels are they all really shoes that are used in hospitals healthcare it's and it's a network yeah that's a good question and it points to one of the problems that we have and that is supply the supply chain has been turned upside down and getting anything I mean bottles are incredibly difficult to find in this point a lot of them are coming from China and all that's backed up to you so getting containers has been difficult because it was difficult when when we saw the need was severed by and whatever we can find so we have a bunch of different sizes that we that we offer to go to our website you'll find those holding the arctic our smallest is probably a twelve ounce sixteen ounce bottle it liter bottles but what we really focus on are the larger formats gallons five gallons and we're we're trying to do is get those into people's hands and have them fill their own bottles with it so right now as you see on our web I'm sorry go ahead no go ahead right now when you and I was gonna say if you see on our website you'll see a number of different sizes as as this progresses in a few weeks I suspect that you will see that those will start to get pared down to maybe there will only be one size smaller than a gallon and most of what we do will be in Gallagher five gallon jugs she what you doing so honorable as well as some of the others and I believe that.
"chris montana" Discussed on MMA Junkie Radio
"Of a child getting into martial arts, 'cause I'm not sure exactly. You know how deep your martial arts journey goes yourself, did you start as well? When you were young girl, he tells a little bit about that. No, I didn't I don't juncture, but I started wrestling in high school. She was pretty much up, Jim me ever since she was born. So she's, she's been on the mat forever ago. She started wrestling when she was about four. So I know she's gonna kick my boat when she's about fifteen years old. Is that a nice checks and balances whether it's whether it's a significant other or, or your child, just kind of having always kind of having that martial arts down the radar. Yeah. I mean, we're all on the same page, where I was at the gym or always training trying to get better. We have the same mindset. So. Yeah, I think it really helps having that of the family, I couldn't really not in any other way think it would be. Now, I wanna talk too much about a game plan or or prep in and be too specific. In like you said you did train with Andreoli before, but I just gotta ask something for my own brain. When I when I see Andrea lead. She seems like very much that, that term gets thrown around, like a momentum fighter. Whether she's kind of chaining her submissions or striking on the feet putting together feels like there's kind of a momentum there that that she needs. I guess did you pick up on that? And there's Ernie parts of your game. Obviously, you're no slouch in the Brazilian jujitsu. You got you got your Brown belt last September. Is there any certain parts of control or emphasis that you, you kind of looking at when, when you're when you're when you're trying to approach this problem? Knowing she's, she's a tough grappler, too. I think she's a purple belt. I think wrestling is is in my favor for the fight and just being heavy being controlled to kind of the out. We also have. PF L welterweight. Chris Curtis co hosting with us today. He's got something for you. Chris Montana, Villarosa. He got touched on it. I was just curious because many moons ago. I remember seeing Lee competed multinationals in Des Moines Iowa, insist a comes down. She's oddly, well rounded, you know, I think she kind of leans only know what she leaned more towards stand up or ground by what are you going into this? Like what, what would you imagine? Her game plan would be, honestly, because like on the ground or you are Brown Bill, you definitely skill in the ground, but, you know, you're standups. No, but it's not bad either. No slot starting up. What are you see her? If you were her what her path to victory be. Yeah. I think I think she's gonna wanna keep it standing. She. Kayla. She's. I mean she's been doing longer than me, and she's had success with it in the year fee with the her boxing and. Kick boxing. So I think she's gonna wanna keep it on the. All right. I was just curious. I was just really curious as you know, someone that will around because both extremely well around is just amusing to see, like, what are you? What do you think the other person's gonna look at, when you're both equally talented up and down? Yeah. Everybody was saying, Jessica, I got to fight Valentina because of the three fight win streak does. She had. And then Louis karma has a big fight. And of course, she hasn't win over Valentin a years ago. But they're saying, maybe that could be a route. I just talked about the fact that you started three. No. In the you've seen this could be four in a row. If you beat Andrew Lee is, are you ready to be included in that talk or being that you're, you know, only twenty four years old. You still want to sharpen up the skills a little bit more before you contend for title. Yeah. I think if I wouldn't want an imperfect fashion, and then maybe get one more, I think, after that one more, I definitely be ready for but fight. All right. If everything goes my way. Awesome. Well, thank you very much for chatting with us tonight. I hope you have a safe travels to South Carolina safely cut and a great fight versus Andrea Lea. So, again, thank you for jumping on the radio show. Thank you. All right. We'll see. All right on Twitter at Montana. Marie to one shot out to Oran Hodak, you set that up goes up about.
"chris montana" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"He no instead of seeing it with the dark cloud of that and then that to me the same thing with maria battalions like these restaurants are full of hardworking individuals and i ask for me i don't feel it's right to shut down by babo because he's a disgusting human you know and there's other thing where there is a beautiful amount of people who are working creatively towards something and i i respect the structure traverses i don't want him to make like guinea worm like i'm not by an orange cox for sure but but what i'm interested but i wanted to flip it around for one thing was that i wanted to bring out that during all this time we get so entrenched in the of at all i wanted to shout out to chef josh brown who is he's we used to be at the 2021 or at d'amico and the walker yet and now he's working for d'amico catering he saved woman's life the other day i heard that these you yeah he he was walking down the street and there was a woman who is collapsed and he he is you know basically saved her life through charlestown questions until the paramedic scott there and he said that he was just that was just what you do he's like he went into you know save mode and then he went out and he bought one hundred dollars worth of gifts to donate to toys for tat's and he bought followers for the woman who was like on the cell phone with him i mean there are great humans in the world yes sir on i just wanted to point that out and i'll quickly wrap that up with my second pick which is chris montana and his wife should knowledge denard spirits i had the opportunity interview them and by there i bought their fitzgerald jin yesterday for a local gift for someone yep beautiful jen very thoughtful people running a craft room but also producing beautiful spirits there apple brandy or they're apple spirit is lovely is lovely.
"chris montana" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"To when you have people when it's it's it's not as clearcut you know what i mean because that is like why wouldn't you appreciate patrols performance you know instead of seeing it with the dark cloud of that and then that to me the same thing with my of italians like these restaurants are full of hardworking individuals and i ask for me i don't feel it's right to shut down by baba because he's a disgusting human and there's another thing where there's a beautiful amount of people who are working creatively towards something and i i respect the structure versus i don't want him to make like anymore like i'm not by an orange crocks for sure but but what i'm interested but i wanted to flip it around for one thing was that i wanted to bring out that during all the time we get so entrenched in the of at all i wanted to shout out to chef josh brown who is he's used to be at the 2021 or at d'amico an the walker yet and now he's working for d'amico catering he saved woman's life the other day i heard that is you have he he was walking down the street and there was a woman who has collapsed and he he is you know basically saved her life through chechen confessions until the paramedics got there and he said that he was just that was just what you do he's like he went into three you know save mode and then he went out and he bought two hundred dollars worth of gifts to donate to choice for todd's and he bought followers for the woman who was like on the cell phone with him i mean there are great humans of the world yes sir on i just wanted to point that out and i'll quickly wrap that up with my second pick which has chris montana and his wife should knowledge to nord spirits yeah i had the opportunity to interview them and by their i bought their fitzgerald jin yesterday for a local gift for someone yep beautiful jan very thoughtful people running a craft room but also producing beautiful spirits there apple brandy or they're apple spirit is lovely it is lovely.
"chris montana" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Musicians more often than not don't know this this up i was the case in many studio sner as we talked about the wrecking coruna's been many times when when you hear the beach boys for example applets put some chris montana's dry on the governor chris montas left in a report today but rotation but those of the studios cats out of la called the wreck crew now people will go to the studio with their band for example david crosby the birds and what's his name uh raj maguire and they thought they were going to record and the producers said no no you got sued over here i'm going to have these musicians record the song and then they're going to teach you and you grow plant and they'd be they would be pierce specially david crosby hated that lock i'm a musician playboy stuff when you see these guys play way better than you do they're going to make any mistakes you go out on stage i wanna do but in the studio were one of the project and a lotta musicians don't know that don't have a clue they have no idea what's going on how hard studio recording his as opposed to stage stage work so up that they bristle the that's why band's breakup get an artistic differences which are usually really stupid but the by the way i want to thank the gentleman gave me that book directing crew history of wrecking grows outstanding great book uh have time to get into i always say to have time to get into this because well i'm up against the clock timing out alternate about music friday where do i wanna go next i've got so many incredible stories shared share with your stuff you don't know about stuff.
"chris montana" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"To dan he's out me down the limits like lard earn his is actually a actors that are worked with in the movie and shoots you know i was and say i think last two so enough no no for wow so great you know the goal you look there's some pleasures you workload people you don't go well you hang out with him you know the seven you with tell me first montana commerce when you rather because you know we talk about chris montana tom and being went through all these beautiful in which what was not shot a man i got a good i got nice nice own group women in to the oh yeah you got a great rather we got around be calm of that come with the st would yeah you don't have the reputation as a whole and that's a good free hole i'm not going to be you know i don't they okay is that the thing i love a lot does that the wrath was the guys do the bears and you're my x's we still call was solid still love you know say out sought to them and they were always loud whether serena there so raji he doesn't then you double classic their prefers only go one glad the going to the gets the nod you've made three classic like three clapping that mean that that run i'm alive low yeah you have those little what do you threats deputy serena yeah city just texted me like a big a's not so those two good down and i don't know he's not the net yeah the the good.