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"christina thompson" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"Making his comments in a video update that semester set to start tomorrow? Both Raven and banks. Counties also have decided to start the new semester. Virtually city of Gainesville, expected to release him information on its return to school a bit later today. Atlanta based Delta and other U. S. Airlines look to top $35 billion in losses for 2020 because of the pandemic. According to fact set net losses are expected to run that high as major carriers cut roots and park hundreds of jets. Cove in 19 pandemic ended a decade of profits for the industry has traveled demand plunged. Wdun used time 704. Well, you've heard about this on Fox News this morning. Over the weekend, President Trump in George's secretary of state Brad Rapids, Burger disagreeing again over the outcome of George's election. President Trump made a phone call to Raffles Burger on Saturday, telling him he was looking for a specific number of votes that still need to be counted. I just wanna find Uh, 11,780 Votes, which is one more that we have. Because we want to say on the Washington Post got ahold of audio from the call where Rapids Burger asserted the election was accurate. There's no word on who in that meeting week, the phone call to the press. Well because of a quirk in the timing of the U. S. Senate runoff, Georgia finds itself without an elected senator as the new session of Congress got underway yesterday. WD wins, Mitch Clark explains. Senator David produced term ended Sunday and since his reelection bid won't be decided until Tuesday's run off election. That seat is technically open and no matter who wins on Tuesday, Purdue or Democrat Jon Ossoff's They can't be sworn in until the election returns are certified by the state, probably mid month. Meanwhile, Kelly Leffler was appointed not elected to her Senate seat to replace the retiring Johnny Isakson. Her appointment was through the special election so she will serve at least until the runoff winner is certified and whether it's Leffler or Democrat Raphael Warnock, the winner will face reelection in 2022. Another increase in gasoline prices in Georgia this week, but not quite as big of a jump is in recent weeks. The average statewide price according to Triple A is now to 10. That's up a penny from a week ago. Hall County motorist paying 209 a gallon this week. In today's local obituaries. Flanagan FUNERAL Home announces the death of Lillian Castlebury Archer Age 91 of Franklin, North Carolina. Flanagan also announcing the death of Richard Lyndon, Lord Age 84 of hushed in Hillside of Gainesville announces the death of Martin Marty Ray Hartman Age 67 of Oakwood. Memorial Park announces the following desk Hey, Soos Covarrubias Cantero aged 76 of Gainesville, Ricardo Lopez Age. 67 of Gilles Phil Concepcion, Mark West Age. 92 of Gainesville. Frieda Raves Age 92 Memorial Park, also announcing the death of Robert Steve. So's be age 64 of Canes fill and Charlotte H. Vickers Age 95 of Dick Ula. Memorial Park North announces the death of Carol Beatty Age 67 of Gainesville Memorial Park South, announcing the deaths of Douglas Silvio Perry Age 77 of Flowery Branch and Carl Dennis Shrum Age 68 of Flowery Branch. Ward's funeral Home. Announcing the following deaths. Louise Rucker, Alan Age 95 of Claremont. James Bowling. French age. 82 of Bloomington, Indiana. Also Evelyn, you Dean Hudson Age 95 of Hall County words also announcing the death of Mila, Christina Thompson, Age 75 of Cane's film and Little and Davenport announcing the deaths of J. Errol Barton. H 82 of Gains fell as well as the death of Brenda L. Holman Age 77 of gains film. There's more news it access Wi you win, and we've got a forecast just around the corner from John Weatherby. It looks pretty dog gone good for this. Not only today, but most of this week. We'll check into that. We'll get a look at you drive as well. And when you spot a problem out there, and it's safe for you to let us know about it. We'll let everybody else in on it at 7705352911. You can talk or text that number. This update brought to impart by little in Davenport Funeral home and by Hardy Chevrolet. I believe the one time seven after seven with mornings on Main Street is exciting to be in the automobile measures because of vehicles.
"christina thompson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Local news, traffic and weather News 93.1 kfbk Good morning to you. It is Monday. August 24th. We're glad you're here for the kfbk. Morning News. I'm Christina Thompson. I'm Sam Shane. Here's what's trending at this hour. The threat remains this morning, California wildfires have burned more than one million acres. Why officials fear there could be more now it's the Republicans turn what we can expect this week during the convention, which starts Today we cannot shut down forever. A top strategist who says it's time for America to get back to business. It's our featured audio clip in less than five minutes before we get to that. Let's get to this morning, Mr Brian Nobles. Take it away, sir. Good morning Reporting party by the Caltrans Divide H O V Project off of Requite started on our freeways around Sacramento. We do have one accident in the final flaring stage is having into connector ran from east down. I 82 North found 65 70 that ramp a little too fast and rolled over off the roadway. Vehicle came to rest on its roof. They originally called for an ambulance on that one happened about an hour and a quarter ago. That's in the final clearing stages now doesn't appear to be causing a delay. Keep sack moving I five is improving The Caltrans Fix. Act five Construction project is under way, adding H O V lane to relieve congestion. Text fixed, Sacked 5258632 or visit Fixed Act five dot com. For updates Traffic on attends Every 10 Minutes mornings and afternoons news 93.1 kfbk. They will feature hazy sunshine. It will be hot, smoky highs of 95 to 99 easy Tonight Lows in the mid sixties vote tomorrow. Wednesday. Some sunshine more Hayes highs 94 to 98 tomorrow 92.
"christina thompson" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"A shooting your Civic center park gun fire breaking out yesterday afternoon amid a homeless camp. A Denver police spokesperson Sonny Jackson says they haven't nailed down a suspect. At least as of now, we don't know what led up to this. This point time we're still talking to numerous individuals were getting putting it statement about suspects. So once you get a chance to anybody down, talk with him way hope we deserve a little more about what happened. Victims. Names have not been released in fountain, The neighbour of a 12 year old girl who was killed in an accidental shooting, says Thie. Entire area is so shocked we got some really good neighbors that are very close and everybody Everybody here, so they're really good about that egg for me staying with my neighbors around here that something has to happen. Christina Thompson also says she was not surprised to hear an off duty. El Paso County sheriff's deputy tried to save the girl after she was shot in the face. This happened on Wednesday. Investigators were staying mom about what may have led up to that shooting, and no arrests have yet been made. The FDA is adding to its recall of hand sanitizers at least 75 brands on top of the list, The FDA says there's been an increase in hand sanitizers label to contain ethno alcohol or ethanol that actually contains meth methanol. And also known as wood, alcohol. Methanol that's absorbed through the skin can cause blindness that can kill if it's swallowed. One of the brand's included in the recall bloom and clear advanced hand sanitizer had already been recalled by WalMart, Costco and BJs Wholesale Club that the one in the news room that smells like tequila, its nose off sticky. It's awful and smells disgusting. And you won't be seeing Mullan or in another avatar for awhile. So more big movie delays from Disney because of the covert 19 done something holding.
"christina thompson" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly
"Though. They have Christina War and got a good host. Yeah, yeah, right and by the way there's no reason why you can't. Everybody's using zoom everybody. There's famous cloudflare Lava Lamp Wall. The generates truly random numbers, which is hysterical. Go ahead Laurie. I was thinking about what Alex was saying. In my mind, it seems like it would be more beneficial to these companies to have prerecorded content that just lives somewhere like on Youtube for example that will get people watching whenever they want on demand, because we're kind of living in a world where people are more expecting an on demand kind of lifestyle, and not scheduling their. Sit Down to watch something at a specific time that appeals to them. Average average view time on on. I mean all I. can say is from the zooms that I do every morning. Average view time on on my Youtube the. Content! is about average return on Youtube I think is about thirteen minutes average view. Taiwan! Zuma's eighty. You know so. It's you know so the. So the. Live I. Think there's something about live. That's what you are shows live, but honestly our downloads far exceed our life. You live unions about juicing. They do, but ours is completely has generated for that, so if you really if you're you're right, Laurie, the sense that you're not interacting with your audience then you might as well just put up a Vod. And these guys I don't know how much they're taking people's questions, or or what their you know a whether. They're really interacting when people. Are Interacting with your audience. Yeah, if you're you're. You're interacting live with your audience and fairly low latency like all we're doing is answering questions, and so there's a real reason to be there. You know in that process now. we do produce vod's. So what you really want is. Hey, we're going to have a discussion about this thing, and then we're gonNA. Produce them videos. Three days before. Go vod that you should watch before you come, then you. You Common, you have this discussion, because now you've thought about it and you have a whole bunch of people thinking about that at one time. That's a it's a mixture of both so you're right that the od, and then you take the whole discussion, and you put it on you. Put It on Youtube, and you make data beauty, but the lie, but there is a there's a live element that a lot of people leave out because it's hard. It's hard to do live elements. I think people don't get it when they for. They're like. Oh, we'll just live because twit and they see they see you know. mccracken I explain to people I'm like you know Leo's really good at what he does. It makes it look really easy. It looks like we're just having conversation, but there are you know, but this is. You know doing alive every time I have to fill in for Leo. I remember like this is really hard. Not. Somebody. Well, no! Sequential monologues and you have a real gift for bringing out conversations, and it's a huge difference. Well okay. I'M GONNA. Put aside all the flattery, but there is also a psychological thing about live, and I know this from years of live broadcasting, especially on radio, sometimes people especially now like the idea that they're. Not, watching something can't. This is something going on? Even if it's not the same place simultaneously with them, and that's why I think People Alex. Will do a lot longer on your stream because they do is they turn it on, and now there are people in the house who are talking about something. You're interested in, and they can continue doing what they're doing. You've become part of their space walk. Prerecorded never does. Empowers the chat. Activity Housing Chris Yeah. You've sinked you. Sync up with everybody. Does you know? Yeah and so it's and so it's a really so I think that doing it live. I think you do have to get really good at making it interactive and being in the audience really feel like they're part of it and I think we're just scratching the surface of that, but I think that you know. I think that a lot of people would benefit from you know from these formats and it can be. Anything you could have ya a bunch of McKee mechanics at at. At you know whatever Ford or BMW or whatever it is, you know talking about how they do what they do. There's there's a group of people that would love to ask them questions and talk to them. You know we're talking about SPACEX like I felt like spacex the launch last week was. A monumental loss opportunity for them really like just like so. Like well they. SPACEX had I don't know how many tens or hundreds of millions of people watching. There was no end date. And what well no interactivity and really just kind of a lukewarm coverage like okay when we got. You've got a bunch cameras now I will say the broadcasting the cameras from the space station, and all those things are really interesting, but yeah, but there was so many places where you could've added graphics explanations, and and and you had other. You could have run for nineteen hours while they were going. They're having all these live conversations and jumping. Former astronauts and bringing all these people in and talking about it because it was historical, it was a historical moment for spacex. You know why not make it an event that everyone remembers and keeps them up. They're part of this thing together. Alex, because you need. People understand so that opportunity spacex very happy with the number of people watched, and but they also intermingled prerecorded in live stuff, which is always a mistake and I see the networks do this, too, and that comes from a terrified fear of errors. They they wanted to all be smooth well. They're not ready to do what it takes. To be a right to have it. Relatively clean takes an enormous amount of work takes infrastructure and rehearsal process and you know. They don't know how to do that. They could do it. They just need to hire you. And, Hint Hint. CNBC claiming all the youtubers who paid for that go. Go took us down I because during the radio show I had the stream going in a set, and then at one point when they actually did the launch I said. We're going to stop. Let's all listen to this together because it's NASA, which means public domain. Right I think anyway I I assumed. and. Then the National Geographic took us in one hundred other youtubers down for doing that. They put it back up later. They realized it was a mistake, but. That's the always flipping a bit. There's a bit the when you start. Your Youtube Stream is This is my content, and generally it's on us. Leave it on you and you run it and so We're rebroadcasting somebody else's content and flip that. There's one little check box and on Youtube that you just turn off, that says. Duh, turns off the claim that Gio. And SPACEX. Sixties fine they fixed these things happen. What was it? Oh, I was GONNA. Say something. Now I forgot I well. One Thing Christina Warren will be onto it on Sunday so we were. He's Awesome I. Love Christina. Thompson Christina Warren an pruitt on twitter. Yeah, yeah I thought so. Apple has done something. Interesting, we talked about this. Earlier on. Today they have posted on, get hub..
"christina thompson" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"P. that's all go out there and just and and the value was brought up in southern California and how he was even the best athlete on the high school baseball team in his brothers were better out it was the best can Brett was if I remember ten brick can bread actually I'm watching the Mets pirates bottom of the ninth at three river stadium who pitches with the bases loaded freaking can breath a pitcher on gone any triples off the wall mountable and hit a lot several bombs and you'll hear about that in the podcast and bright on anyway George I do a lot of backyard grill majority helped me with we have a big partnership with Traeger and George loves Traeger grills and he he he just one of those guys that I literally grew up idolizing him from from nineteen eighty two and then and I went to spring training in Scott still think that many years ago and I had a mutual friend from duck hunting that was from the university of Tennessee they called in the canopy flamethrower Louco Shaver and he's like Hey George then the haunting and I got to go to George's office and now that we've become buddies and I have I did is it just brought my whole career to where I wanted to be a major leaguer and now I'm a doctor under that gets the hook with all major leaguers sauce I get all this opportunity and I'm humbled by it and hunting for hunting for a great lifestyle that is the common denominator that bring so many walks of life together from you know Wade Boggs another trial there I helped him through hunting Bo Jackson is a hunter I can name did so many major leaguer and and I just had a big part of the starting center on the New England Patriots David Andrews yeah it my podcast and hit the town of athletes a ton of camaraderie and it just brings you to your knees and humbled you and I think that's what the outdoors are supposed to do and under cap either to be a part of it and I think that you know for trainee I could talk towards radio if you bring it back while then all of the I can bring up musicians that hung on our shows background on developing a bunch of different musicians from Mister Mister to the rock and roll guys like a band out of California that you might know from the Sunset Strip called let journey popped off in the basement of my wife to salt lick she just saw let was backstage with the yeah I selected the literally here in Vegas I had I had a talk with your me tonight and we he's we're doing some hunts together this coming year he lived in Nashville now but right all the all the whole history of the Sunset Strip in the eighties and the nineties the motley crew and and guns N. roses I did everything I could talk about that all night I met a lot of those musicians because of hunting for my wife white cloud Chad my wife did her internship at the rock and roll hall of fame been a music teacher for twenty years she knows us knows them all and and and and interview them all for rock and roll station back in Wisconsin so listen I'll let you go but I love to get you back on the show and I love to go hunting sometime I've never done it I love to do a man and I love to get you back on whenever works for you love to get you back on and and off find out some of the raiders because they're here and I'm connected there and want to see some of those guys if they want to go on with the great Chad building that be great I would love it yes bank that you got my number I appreciate your time and I'm I'm glad to be part of the show and hopefully that clears up repair not fly down to Vegas Runnin rebel baseball game together that sounds great you love to get you in studio two at legacy stadium arts diners where I do the show live Monday through Friday Chad building god bless you man appreciate you big time bro god bless you be safe body and help you take your your family through all this there you go one of the best in the business how cool is that to get Chad building not only to talk with Jordan how cool is that just I have a twelve year old maker radio debut but as far as our hunting debut she made eight years ago with her dad and fishing as well and boy I tell you what when I see her pictures and how happy she is just the two wild turkeys that she had in the last ten days and all this stuff it kind of makes you have an appreciation because she came there and she had everything prepared her dad does all the you know the guiding in the K. and then then he didn't turn stuff into like elk into into jerky and stuff like that so it's you know what it's pretty cool when you find people that are avid editing let love it and have that same passion that I have for some of the other sports but it's only because I was never exposed to hunting I I think it's gonna be something that'll enjoy doing it was somebody that knows what they're doing and of course loved to experience it with Jordan as well because she knows what she's doing at a young age as well so I just great stuff Sean McCollum is with me Sean no you're you in LV grad Chad building playing there how cool is that he says and Fred Dallimore lets me know I was the biggest and I'm waiting for him to say like the biggest prospect the ever Pfaff and he's like telling the team on the biggest mistake that he made in nineteen ninety three that's awesome yeah that's an added knows ever looking that up I guess the rebels back then played in the big west not the other was the mental aspect and that's back in the day man back in the in the big west yeah that was as a while back man I remember you know tar you know coach in Long Beach state basketball way back in the day and then he and and his son let me know that you know because I said lute Olson won twenty four games there long beach they too will he replace park left them a full squad there he said he said K. T. I. Danni Sega's because Katie goes I I could've won twenty four games with the team that's how good the team was so great stuff but that's how cool is that the chat also played baseball right here you know these up there in the Reno area but an avid hunter and folks you want to follow this guy on Instagram it's the foul life TV F. O. W. L. life TV ninety eight thousand plus followers great pictures incredible pictures yes that one picture where are you just it's like six Bucks draped around his neck I mean just and you could see his yellow lab there's one picture right there at the top of the yellow lab now there's a a big wild Turkey and Jordan like I said she just had she got a twenty five pounder and I think in nineteen pounder the week before eighteen or nineteen pounder the week before but you talk about a young lady that's listened to her dad and learned and she'll tell you about there's the frustrating part when you're sitting out there and it's cold in Europe at forty four in the morning or whatever it is and you know you're not getting anything or you're not hearing the that the Turkey and she's gone elk hunting with her dad all this other stuff so he's taught her different array as far as hunting different species and she really likes it and then she went fishing with her dad as well and she ended up getting a trophy because second place trophy which was huge it was just absolutely incredible I think she was the youngest one that was competing in this tournament on this boat so she's got a great future in front of her should be thirteen on July fifteenth and it already has all of that behind us says Jordan what makes her radio debut and that's so cool her mom of course the great Christina Thompson now she doesn't listen she has the radio in the background just to mess with me so that we can hear stuff and I have a little clashing there just to entertain us and you know so I'll be hearing about that because you know I'm embarrassing her on the radio right now but I always step up though and let people know how great my wife is and I'm always interested in listening to her because she but you know as much as that of music as I thought I knew I don't know anything compared to this lady so like my dad used to say shut up and listen you know and look if it's words you know for the most part I know a lot more than most people but if it's different sports like this like hunting like gaming you know this type of gaming into different gaming and the gaming that we have right here in Las Vegas and when you get somebody like Chad building taking time out to come on your show could worked out any better number one he loved black label society as the Osborne said that connection right there love honey you can just hear him how detailed he is and how much of the passion is not only for the skill and they're in the game in the in the sport of it but to eat everything that he catches and make it you know just about every million here and just lay it out Hey but we don't have to freeze too much stuff because it's going to be eaten you know in a short period of time talking about the fresh all he tune that they just got yesterday so I really appreciate chat building and I will make sure that I get him on there and that's going to be a bucket list thing we're gonna work it out and I'm going to get together and somehow go I'm hoping Jordan can go I know her dad Jeff maybe they'll be able to go some time because I know Jeff that's what he does that his passion he loves to go hunting and I know he loves to take his daughter that's that bonding thing it's something that I'd like to do just to have it on the bucket list thing and just say that I did it and do it with somebody like a chat building that knows what they're doing and just be that you know and I know Christine as well because she goes and she's gone hunting a few times as well and I know she appreciates the art and it's not like something that you can just say Hey I'm gonna go hunting you better go with somebody that knows what they're doing so Jordan has that luxury they're with their dad and I'm open to take Chad building up on that and knowing that George Brett did it I knew George was an outdoorsman because I saw him on a couple of shows way back when but that is kind of cool and you get to hear how others enjoy the sport of hunting and it of course taking care of that food whatever it is whether to me whether it's fish whatever it is and using it and you know I will say that that that Duncan I know Jordan mention the type of debt that it was I'm she's got that stuff that's right there in the living room and it's like in flight it's absolutely beautiful I mean you you look at it looks like the thing still alive but that's one of the things that we have downstairs in our house in Phoenix and very proud of that I'm very proud of how for Jordan's come as far as her skill as a hunter and a Fisher I guess you could say a Fisher woman with fishermen and you know something that you know I'm in lane by and so I appreciate Chad taking time out of his Knighton preachy broad powers our number one a great show on a throwback Thursday so it was worth pumping India's go to Friday tomorrow night Karl Mecklenburg defensive tackle there for the Denver Broncos for many years there in the eighties and good solid player I mean this guy was one of the toughest hitters him and relaunch Jones or just an outstanding one two combo on the line really but a lot of hurting on a lot of quarterbacks and running backs back in the day so he will join me in our number one tomorrow and then this go probably for about an hour and twenty minutes and that'll be fun and he will get his grades as far as the NFL draft and we'll start looking ahead as far as you know things that we think are going to get back to some type of normalcy will C. wood and he thinks about Major League Baseball I'm hoping there's going to be at least a hundred games I feel like there's a good chance there could be college football I look it'll be weird college football with no fans in the stands any sport is going to be weird with no fans in the stands but I understand safety and when you see the amount of numbers that have taken a toll here in the United States it's it's it really is it's noisy eating just to see you know when you have you know just about sixty four thousand have passed from the code nineteen but we know that we've got to get back to you know some type of normalcy so hopefully everybody's doing their due diligence they're following the rules of their state never easy and I know there's a lot that disagree with certain things and it's not easy when you're you're you're basically stuck home more stuck into a little our routine there's only so much you can do and when you're outside like today and you're.
"christina thompson" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Cool. Yeah it's always about the size of a Buick is cockroach and It was flipped over on its back. Legs were kicking all over the place. And what did you do? Did you out of its misery. Did you put it out of its misery Yes so I suppose the ASPCA will be all over me. Yeah absolutely. I'm just trying to imagine you stepping on a Buick. Step on it. It just took a wad of toilet. Paper scooped up in that and then flushed down the toilet. Oh so you didn't like there wasn't a crushing. No I did not crush. He's he's he's round now so he's he's just going on a swim. That's all that's all. It is. Kids swim in water. Because I mean it takes a nuclear. Don't ask to kill this. I don't know he might still be alive. Cockroaches might still be alive whim. He's okay. I've been I've been drinking a week when it comes back through the pipes at let's see can swim but not the fashion you might expect. They simply closed their spirituals. Let me say that on the air so that no water can enter their bodies and then travel up the drain or down. If you will no way really it's like gobble up in gobbled up for travel down. I should've squished thing. Then right next up should killed dead. Congratulations with that one. By the way if I didn't WanNa hear that crunching sound a bit or anything like that. I want to man no one morning. I got out of my car. Sorry kids cover your ears for a second. I got on my car. You know four. Am in Charleston South Carolina near the coast there and stepped out of my vehicle. And there's this nasty crunch I'm like what did I step on? That was like a leaf or something like that Little little crab. A crowd stepped on. It was bad feeling. I hate that stuff. Yeah so anyway but take it home and cook it up and eat it. No Okay No. I had to old yeller at their parking lot. A bad ordeal triple eight nine hundred thirty. Three ninety-three edit pat unleashed on twitter. An Idaho woman just continue our theme from before the break is facing six months in jail. Ed Thousand Dollar fine just for good measure because she hosted a yard sale during the lockdown. That'LL LEARNER. Nah teacher some manners. We try to kill millions of people. Try to do with your yard sale. You're trying to kill millions of people in fact you probably have killed. Millions of people. Christina Thompson was caught trying to sell off items that fill the entire front yard spilled into the backyard and could be seen from highway. Forty one wait a minute. What's happening here is a flea market in her house. They could be seen all the way from highway. Forty one keith. You can't allow that to happen. You can't allow it. No so this scofflaw this fellow light this this despicable sounds like excuse for a human being was put in prison and they throw away the key. I'd they didn't even give her a trial. Just put it directly in prison because that's the executive order. I'm mandating it now. Go directly to federal prison in fact federal. Prison where you can't even you gotta serve two thirds or three quarters in your time before you can even be considered for parole. They executed her yet for selling children's Used clothing are going to well. They should anyway if they haven't I mean it was gently used but still. Yeah I mean you could see it from highway forty one. So that's how I I like to call it pre owned clothes. Yeah so triple eight. Nine hundred thirty three eighty three more coming up in a minute and the tweets out unleashed the St forty-two tweets What.
"christina thompson" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"There is no coral reef so you don't have that Turquoise Lagoon so a little more I don't they're more spectacular and a lot of ways but less sort of obviously obviously like beach holiday. You know what I mean right. That sounds like more of the dramatic dimension of Exploring Polynesia they are in and the people are fantastic. So I would go. They're fantastic. How so Very welcoming very friendly. They live in lots of little villages. You can see the way. People live their gardens. The kind of houses this is they live in they'll do some performances. They speak their own language. I'm looking at the cover of your book. See People the puzzle of Polynesia Beautiful Island with a road going around the perimeter limiter and I'm also thinking about entire civilizations that are having to evacuate with the rising sea levels are these islands. Uniformly threatened threatened by a rising sea level with climate change or are semi Len's designed in a way where they won't have the problem and other islands will be submerged entirely. I think I think the people who are in trouble live on the atolls. There are lots of people in the Pacific who live on Atoll so coral rings and they do not have any higher ground. They can't retreat to higher ground so they the other people who are their water supplies are risk in the ocean washes over them. Their water is contaminated. And it's very you know some tragedy. I don't what would you say. It's bad for the people who live on the walls and the tomatoes and in a lot of Micronesia. A lot of times people would move back and forth between the highlands and the low islands. The low islands are sort of resource in a way but when people are stuck living on them now with rising seas they are at risk. Let's just close with one image. If you're 'cause you so clearly love the you know the South Pacific the Polynesian cultures. Where do you enjoy the indigenous magic of Polynesia more than anyplace else? Let's just finished with one. Little travel moment well. Well how about my husband's village comes from What's called Tight Takato? which is the north part of New Zealand? It's north of Auckland on that peninsula that it goes up and New Zealand is a Western society and so forth but where he comes from they live down dirt road on a little inlet and they get a lot of their food from the sea. Everyone in the village is related to everybody else. And it's just kind of an amazing place and I think he's a little homesick for it. Where does he live now? Boston Austin that sounds a long way from a Little Cape on the North End of New Zealand. It is fascinating when I asked you about Polynesia. He thought New Zealand and of course New Zealand Zealand is a part of the Polynesian Triangle. It is Christina Thompson. Thanks so much for giving us an insight into the puzzle of Polynesia Take Care thanks so much really appreciate it. Christina's books see people has won a number of prestigious awards. She and her husband previously wrote a book about Polynesian Society. Righty it's called come on shore and we will kill an EU. All for website is Christina Thompson Dot net for next. Port of call is in northern Greece and later Master Grammarian Mary Norris terrors how her love of Greek language opens up the ancient world. It's travel with Rick. Steves if you're like me when you fight agrees you started Athens. And then you work your way south on the Peloponnesian Peninsula or heading out to the islands. We're joined right now on travel with Rick Steves by three Greek guides to convince us to head North on a station. Gaetano is from Thessaloniki. The main city of northern Greece Apostolakis duris shows visitors. The modern side of Greece from his home base in Athens. And that's where tour guide Philippos kind of cars lives. He also directs a small small theater company. Today they're here to guide us to the sites of northern Greece. Anastacia you live in Thessaloniki. The region's greatest cities. All the travelers seem to head south happens the Peloponnesian Peninsula in the island's when they go to Greece. What are they missing in Thessaloniki? God it is the second largest. I just city of Greece. One point three million. It's exactly on the waterfront. It has a beautiful historical center. We do not have that additional additional architecture that you find in the central part of Europe. It's completely different. But it is a city that has existed since the fourth century B C. So as you're walking through the modern day center and then you turn around the corner then. Suddenly there are Roman ruins in front of the Palace of galerias or the raise an early Christian unchurched that is still standing seven century and is still in use or there are the walls of the city dated between the twelfth and the fourteenth century. And then I'm what civilization would that have been from the walls what that would have been is the Byzantine or Byzantine Greek. You've got hellenistic. Let's I thought. Because the salinity was founded by the successor of Alexander the Great Casandra who married his sister and her name was the Saloniki and and he named the city after her so there aren't any husband's like that anymore. What's The waterfront flaking Thessaloniki? It is enjoyable because the port is at the side off off the CD but in front of the historical center is the old promenade. The official promenade that was built in the end of the nineteenth century. It is not very wide but It is a bit more than my long and then the other end of that promenade is a Fifteenth Century Tower which we call the the white tower and it it used to be part of the fortification of the city but it has become the landmark of the city. Is the citizens eum in after. That is the new promenade which is very very wide with lots of parks and trees exactly next to the water and it ends at the Concert Hall of the city. So that's the main place where people go to walk walk and Estacio. You're obviously enthusiastic about your hometown. APUS Lewis you're not from Thessaloniki. When you think about this a lot of key what comes to mind? How does it rival Pathans? And what's the treats that you would enjoy in Thessaloniki. I think has to do with the people. The people that are really laid back and Wednesday Saloniki comes to my mind signed. I just think food the food is wonderful up there really. How would it be different from Athens? Because all my travel life. I've been during the food in Athens. I would say. They have more era special Reappears and the the combine very different ingredients. I would say that he nothing's is more simplified. The food needs more. If we can call it complicating complicating the Saloniki. And of course there. I think the must have been influenced by by the bull comes in general because you right close to the Balkans that would be a so. You know Macedonia Bulgaria Turkey Thrace. That would definitely affect the cousy and they look at home. Jay Phillips we're talking about northern Greece is that just just the north end of the country on the map or is there. How do you define northern Greece? It is one of the areas of Greece because Greece first of all. Let's say that there's the logic indyk parts of the island which is almost fourteen percent and is eighty six percent of the country which is mainland so we divided into the Baloney. This is the south most part of the country and Then we go to the northern part which encompasses some different administrative areas which is Macedonia threes. And sometimes we also include a payrolls the place where you find the CD of Era Nina. Now I have traveled enough in that part of the world to know that you cannot it. Just draw a line and say Greeks here and Bulgarians there or Turks here in Greeks here and you're bordered by Bulgaria and Turkey and Albania MHM and Macedonia and Southern Former Yugoslavia. Is there a little bit of culture that spills over does it pick up the color of those other absolutely and I would say that the northern part of aggressive the one that's more indicative of this blending constantly Greece has been a melting pot for the ancient times but when we go to the periods of we had the Ottoman Empire the automation. Let's not forget that. Athens was reduced to small town. That's right Athens was down to just a few thousand there. There was a time. When Thessaloniki was a grander city? Never stopped being a very important city implant center forever for a lot during the Byzantine empire was the second largest city after after Eastern Bul. So this is a country where different cultures collide they meet. Tell me the different cultures colliding. And we'll have the guardians the Greeks that there's the Jewish choice community because we had the substantial amount of Jewish people living there they were unfortunately wiped out in the Second World War But this whole blending of the people the different cultures the different flavors and then in nineteen twenty two we have the the Greeks been expelled by Asia minor and a large number of people. They go there so nineteen twenty two Anastacia she. Let's talk about that. Is that when Turkey decided to get rid of it substantial Greek population in Greece. It will you. Turks can go back to Turkey then sorted out. Or what have you could call it like. That's a bit over simplified. It was the last Greek-turkish war because we had been occupied by the ultimate for very long period of time so there was a great revolution. Liz hold it's just so our our listeners. Understand an Ottoman invasion or conquest would be from Constantinople or Istanbul when it was the Ottoman Empire. It tourture puns nick. Istanbul was conquered by the ultimate and almost simultaneously in the next six to eight years. The rest was conquered as well the rest of Greece. Yes what belongs to Greece today which used to be part of the Byzantine and we would think of that is that was the mid fifteenth century. And that would be like what we think of. Today's Turkish. The Turkish influence in in Greece in simplistic way. Yes there's a lot of Turkish culture. Turkish people Turkish blood in Greece in probably because of the Ottoman rule definitely and there was a lot of Greeks on the Turkish mainland and then after this war in the nineteen twenties what the warm the was. The treaty signed that defined the borders of the new countries in end. According to that treaty they had to be forced exchange of population meaning that whoever was Christian did not have to do with nationality had to do with religion. Okay you Christians go west in you. Muslims go east e- Christians. You can go wherever you want. And so most of them came to Greece and you Muslims go wherever you like. Most of them went to Turkey or guides to the north of Greece. Right now and travel. With Rick Steves leaves are a pastoralist. Doris Philippos kind of cars and Anastacia.
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"Take an expert. On prehistoric. Polynesia explores the first contact between islanders and European sailors in some cases there was all in some cases cases. There was fear in some cases there was something that you might call greed to experience the spirit of ancient Greece try attending one of the traditional ceremonies at the monastery on Mount Athos. They didn't have any lights only the light of the condos and this created an experience which was they mystical. As if you were attending something and that was sacred regardless of your personal beliefs the pre Christian fellowship Greece includes characters and drama that we can still relate to today what the Greek gods ads are really are aspects of the human spirit and human life the human mind understanding the seafaring Polynesians plus the delights. It's of ancient and modern. Greece are all in the hour ahead on travel with VIC speed. Come along guides from. Greece share their favorite sites in the north of their country including the terms of the Saloniki. Plus the Queen Grammarian Mary Norris divulges bulges the love affair. She's developed with the Greek language and mythology. That's a little later in the Iran. Today's travel with Rick Steves but start on the other side of the world in in the South Seas. It has its own legendary tales among all those tiny far-flung islands that share a common identity at Polynesia Christina Thompson has been in examining oral histories the records of Captain Cook and the accomplishments of the Polynesian voyaging society. All to investigate what it can tell us about how we view the world. Today she pieces together the navigation puzzle of sailors and settlers in her book. See People Christina. Welcome thanks for having me. So when when we think of Polynesia talk about how big it is and what it has in common culturally so Polynesia is the area that is inside of this triangle we'll formed by Hawaii in the North New Zealand in the southwest and Easter Island in the southeast. It's an area of about ten million square miles and it smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and it happens that all the people who live on the islands in this area which is the island's that people have heard of like Tahiti or saw more or maybe the mark cases they all share a common cultural heritage. They all speak related languages and they have a similar genetic. Ming up no Christina. You say ten million square miles and originally they were not populated by human beings at all so somehow people had to get there and there was no communication. People didn't right. They didn't have metal tools. They didn't have navigational devices that I can imagine. Can you just kind of paint a picture to the best that we can. We're were there caravans of canoes just going out into the unknown C or how did these islands become populated originally well. I think one thing we don't know is how many canoes necessarily sailed together but basically the idea is that you know some thousands of years ago over in what sometimes people call the island nursery Sirri of Southeast Asia in the islands around the Philippines and Indonesia and stuff people developed an outrigger. which is this thing that sticks out from the side of the canoe to keep it balanced to keep it from from tipping over and with the development of the outrigger people started to be able to make some longer distance? Voyages and the canoes the Polynesian sailed in were like Catamaran's they had to halls else and they were stable and they could carry a load of people and animals and so they started making longer and longer voyages. There's some again some thousands of years ago from this western side of the Pacific out further and further and further into the mid Pacific. But it must have been hit or miss because they didn't have maps. They didn't have radar. They didn't know where the islands were if they were islands. Do you think they were just kind of going toward the sunset and hoping to hit land now the sunrise is actually but they obviously looking for islands and the islands are what they call inter visible. You can see one from. I'm the other in the Western Pacific. A lot of them are. There's a big leap when they get past that point and they start to sail out to islands that you can't see so they're probably exploring hiring and looking for them they really were amazing navigators. They weren't sailing blinds. They understood how to go to one place and sail back from that place after. Remember where that place was and things like that. They must have been exploring but we don't really know how they found islands like the end of Hawaii. Which is the islands of Hawaii are very isolated in the North Pacific? How did they find them who knows because we have no written history people? Just build a raft. That was kind of like one of those early outriggers Imagining how they might have done it and just without knowing if they did it prove that they could have done it like those. Expeditions seemed to be part of science right right so the the earliest one was was to Harles kon-tiki raft which he he allowed to drift basically from the coast of South America and ended up in the middle of the Pacific on the tomatoes. And that was an kind of an early experiment in this vain but then in the nineteen seventies in Hawaii some people got together and decided to try and build a true replica vessel so a copy of what they imagined. An ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe would been like and they decided to try and sale it from Hawaii to Tahiti and back again and that was the beginning of what what is really kind of an experimental voyaging movement in Hawaii. And what was that expedition called. The ship was called Hokule'a it Okla has made an around the world voyage now but that was in two thousand sixteen I guess but between Nineteen Seventy in two thousand sixteen they have made voyages absolutely everywhere. They sailed to to Easter to New Zealand. All around the Pacific to the point is to prove that it could be done yet to show the voyaging capacity of the Polynesians basically to show that non instrumental. Navigation vacation is really a thing and that people can go very long distances using it. You know that it's a real technique. You said they sailed it. Is it drifting with the wind and the tides is it with a sale or is it paddling they have a sale. They have a steering paddle but they sail. What were the very first contact with European society like in the Polynesian World? Some of them were violent. Some of them were not. We don't have any idea what the markes ins thought of men Donya when he arrived Zeppelin we know record of it and what I mean. There's the record of the Spanish but we don't really know for sure what archaisms thought There was a little bit of that I think. In some cases there it was all in some cases there was fear in some cases. There was something that you might call. Greed greed Westerners. No on the part of the I mean I. I think that a lot of islanders actually looked at these ships once they realized kind of what was going on and who these people were they actually wanted the ships. There are definitely stories of ambushes. Did they have some kind of A religious context again in the case of the conquistadors from Spain I mean in their religion I understand. It was on this certain year. A man on a horse you know was going to come and on that certain year the man on the horse with the beard came just like their scripture said and they disfigured this must be divided and they laid down their weapons and was there any kind of dimension of that local cultural religion with the arrival of the first Europeans pins or was it the opposite The story of Cook's arrival in Hawaii is kind of like that story that he arrived during a festival in he seemed to be the embodiment of the deity. Who was being celebrated in the Festival because switches to happen that he arrived at that time? I think that that added to the confusion of cooks experience. AGREEANCE cook was killed in Hawaii. That was where he died. And it was not long after this encounter during this festival period and I think it added to sort of chaos and confusion that he had Iraq during that a period. This is travel with. Rick Steves talking with Christina Thompson. Her book is see people the Puzzle of Polynesia and we're talking about early explorers of the Pacific both before the Europeans arrived and after so captain cook arrived and they thought. Oh It's a festival in here comes God and then things went sour and they killed killed them. Tell us a little more about that. So what happened. Is that Cook. He went up north to Alaska and then or the Northwest Pacific and then he came down and when he came down he was looking for a place to rest his crew and he sort of hit the island of Maui and then he went east so he sailed all the way around the big island before he found a place to come to rest his crew and that meant that he was sailing in his ship all the way slowly because against the wind all the way around the big island for quite a while and so when he arrived the legend of Lono the God that he sort of seemed to be representing was that Leno passed around the island in the same. I'm way he was represented as carrying a staff with White Tapa cloth on it which is sort of like the the ship to mass in their sales so just a lot of things lined up kind of strangely initially and then what happened was he. They went through all this festival these festivals and celebrations and then Cook sailed away and that should have been the end of it he should have just sailed away that would be fine but his mast broke just offshore and he had to return and when he returned he wasn't supposed to return according to the legends. He wasn't supposed to come back until the next year. So people were confused by that and then there was an altercation. He died in the clash not long after he returned. That is so fascinating. John Eating Christina Thompsons the editor of the Harvard Review Online and she recently wrote the book. See People to explore that puzzle of Polynesia and it's early explorers floors but what are some of your favorite offbeat islands that we could think about visiting one of the places that people don't think of going to the marquesses. They are not beechy in the way of Bora Bora some of the better known Hawaiian Islands. They are a little off the beaten track. You can fly there from Tahiti. It's not very far away. They're not a taunt places to stay but the islands are just incredibly beautiful. There are very kind of moody. They're craggy and tall and dark dark.
"Thompson has been in examining oral histories the records of Captain Cook and the accomplishments of the Polynesian voyaging society. All to investigate what it can tell us about how we view the world. Today she pieces together the navigation puzzle of sailors and settlers in her book. See People Christina. Welcome thanks for having me. So when when we think of Polynesia talk about how big it is and what it has in common culturally so Polynesia is the area that is inside of this triangle we'll formed by Hawaii in the North New Zealand in the southwest and Easter Island in the southeast. It's an area of about ten million square miles and it smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and it happens that all the people who live on the islands in this area which is the island's that people have heard of like Tahiti or saw more or maybe the mark cases they all share a common cultural heritage. They all speak related languages and they have a similar genetic. Ming up no Christina. You say ten million square miles and originally they were not populated by human beings at all so somehow people had to get there and there was no communication. People didn't right. They didn't have metal tools. They didn't have navigational devices that I can imagine. Can you just kind of paint a picture to the best that we can. We're were there caravans of canoes just going out into the unknown C or how did these islands become populated originally well. I think one thing we don't know is how many canoes necessarily sailed together but basically the idea is that you know some thousands of years ago over in what sometimes people call the island nursery Sirri of Southeast Asia in the islands around the Philippines and Indonesia and stuff people developed an outrigger. which is this thing that sticks out from the side of the canoe to keep it balanced to keep it from from tipping over and with the development of the outrigger people started to be able to make some longer distance? Voyages and the canoes the Polynesian sailed in were like Catamaran's they had to halls else and they were stable and they could carry a load of people and animals and so they started making longer and longer voyages. There's some again some thousands of years ago from this western side of the Pacific out further and further and further into the mid Pacific. But it must have been hit or miss because they didn't have maps. They didn't have radar. They didn't know where the islands were if they were islands. Do you think they were just kind of going toward the sunset and hoping to hit land now the sunrise is actually but they obviously looking for islands and the islands are what they call inter visible. You can see one from. I'm the other in the Western Pacific. A lot of them are. There's a big leap when they get past that point and they start to sail out to islands that you can't see so they're probably exploring hiring and looking for them they really were amazing navigators. They weren't sailing blinds. They understood how to go to one place and sail back from that place after. Remember where that place was and things like that. They must have been exploring but we don't really know how they found islands like the end of Hawaii. Which is the islands of Hawaii are very isolated in the North Pacific? How did they find them who knows because we have no written history people? Just build a raft. That was kind of like one of those early outriggers Imagining how they might have done it and just without knowing if they did it prove that they could have done it like those. Expeditions seemed to be part of science right right so the the earliest one was was to Harles kon-tiki raft which he he allowed to drift basically from the coast of South America and ended up in the middle of the Pacific on the tomatoes. And that was an kind of an early experiment in this vain but then in the nineteen seventies in Hawaii some people got together and decided to try and build a true replica vessel so a copy of what they imagined. An ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe would been like and they decided to try and sale it from Hawaii to Tahiti and back again and that was the beginning of what what is really kind of an experimental voyaging movement in Hawaii. And what was that expedition called. The ship was called Hokule'a it Okla has made an around the world voyage now but that was in two thousand sixteen I guess but between Nineteen Seventy in two thousand sixteen they have made voyages absolutely everywhere. They sailed to to Easter to New Zealand. All around the Pacific to the point is to prove that it could be done yet to show the voyaging capacity of the Polynesians basically to show that non instrumental. Navigation vacation is really a thing and that people can go very long distances using it. You know that it's a real technique. You said they sailed it. Is it drifting with the wind and the tides is it with a sale or is it paddling they have a sale. They have a steering paddle but they sail. What were the very first contact with European society like in the Polynesian World? Some of them were violent. Some of them were not. We don't have any idea what the markes ins thought of men Donya when he arrived Zeppelin we know record of it and what I mean. There's the record of the Spanish but we don't really know for sure what archaisms thought There was a little bit of that I think. In some cases there it was all in some cases there was fear in some cases. There was something that you might call. Greed greed Westerners. No on the part of the I mean I. I think that a lot of islanders actually looked at these ships once they realized kind of what was going on and who these people were they actually wanted the ships. There are definitely stories of ambushes. Did they have some kind of A religious context again in the case of the conquistadors from Spain I mean in their religion I understand. It was on this certain year. A man on a horse you know was going to come and on that certain year the man on the horse with the beard came just like their scripture said and they disfigured this must be divided and they laid down their weapons and was there any kind of dimension of that local cultural religion with the arrival of the first Europeans pins or was it the opposite The story of Cook's arrival in Hawaii is kind of like that story that he arrived during a festival in he seemed to be the embodiment of the deity. Who was being celebrated in the Festival because switches to happen that he arrived at that time? I think that that added to the confusion of cooks experience. AGREEANCE cook was killed in Hawaii. That was where he died. And it was not long after this encounter during this festival period and I think it added to sort of chaos and confusion that he had Iraq during that a period. This is travel with. Rick Steves talking with Christina Thompson. Her book is see people the Puzzle of Polynesia and we're talking about early explorers of the Pacific both before the Europeans arrived and after so captain cook arrived and they thought. Oh It's a festival in here comes God and then things went sour and they killed killed them. Tell us a little more about that. So what happened. Is that Cook. He went up north to Alaska and then or the Northwest Pacific and then he came down and when he came down he was looking for a place to rest his crew and he sort of hit the island of Maui and then he went east so he sailed all the way around the big island before he found a place to come to rest his crew and that meant that he was sailing in his ship all the way slowly because against the wind all the way around the big island for quite a while and so when he arrived the legend of Lono the God that he sort of seemed to be representing was that Leno passed around the island in the same. I'm way he was represented as carrying a staff with White Tapa cloth on it which is sort of like the the ship to mass in their sales so just a lot of things lined up kind of strangely initially and then what happened was he. They went through all this festival these festivals and celebrations and then Cook sailed away and that should have been the end of it he should have just sailed away that would be fine but his mast broke just offshore and he had to return and when he returned he wasn't supposed to return according to the legends. He wasn't supposed to come back until the next year. So people were confused by that and then there was an altercation. He died in the clash not long after he returned.
"christina thompson" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Another. Map that other maverick. I'm on my door. This is coupled Steve's were talking with Christina Thompson. She's the author of see people the puzzle of Polynesia, Christina also edits the Harvard review online, and she's a reviewer for the Boston Globe. Her website is Christina Thompson dot net, Christina when we're talking about see people. It's just hard for me to get my brain around that a thousand years ago, they didn't have writing they didn't have metal tools, but they were kind of aware of each other or the head some common cultural threads was their trade was their communication were. They completely isolated. What is your best bit of before any contact with western civilization? Did they know about each other? So that's a really interesting question. I think what most people believe is that they're kind of inspires of interaction. So for example, in the center of the Pacific right in the middle is the society islands, and that includes Tahitian a bunch of Bora Bora mode and some other islands. People might have heard of also a string of long string of atolls. In the two Motors. And then the markes which are just sort of to the northeast those islands. I think there's a lot of interaction. There are a lot of traffic between those groups especially to Tahiti, but probably they didn't know that people were in New Zealand. I mean, once the the groups broke off and went to their islands. There was nobody knows how much return voyaging. There was there clearly was some return voyaging. But then it seems to have been over by the time that Europeans arrived in the Pacific. The great age of kind of real trans oceanic travel seems to have been over the return voyage. That's a whole different concept. In other words, they could get a one way ticket venturing out in finding a new world for their their clan. That's one thing. But then going back to where they came. That's a whole nother thing. Right. Right. And a lot of the arguments have focused especially in the twentieth century a lot of the arguments focused on whether or not there had been returned voyaging. Whether or not people had just kind of been blown out to these play. And landed in these islands, and and set up a new life and live there or whether they traveled back and forth. And it seems pretty clear that there was travel back and forth, especially to places like like, you might say between Tahiti and Hawaii. There's a lot of legendary material that suggests that there was travel back and forth, and that's a long trip. Oh, yeah. I mean from Bora Bora Tahiti, you can almost see each other, I suppose, but not quite, but I mean, you could know that there would be birds or things floating in the water or an indication that there's another island out there. I suppose. Exactly, exactly. So is there anything physical that gives us a little bit of there? I was gonna say history. But it's prehistory righted before anything was written. Is there? Anything physical that? We can look at as travelers. Yes, there's a lot of stonework in the Pacific and one of the things that's interesting is to compare how the the stonework is different in different islands. You know, the monuments of Easter Island are obviously the kind of paramount example, those with the famous ones. Yeah. Those are the things was but there are stone sculptures in the marquesses. And then there is stone work, there are walls and platforms and structures and so forth in most of the other islands. Are we able to date this in how forbath physical right? So we'll the stone. You can't really date, but the shell is dateable in the bones. Of course, there's also a little bit of pottery at tiny tiny bit of pottery, which is kind of weird because the people of the eastern Pacific are kind of considered to not have pottery. But there is a little the dates also have been, you know, something people have thought about and both thought and fought about and the most recent dates have been moving kind of forward. So that the seems like the settlement was willow, but more recent than they had thought maybe fifty or one hundred years ago. So I mean, are we talking hundreds of years or or thousands of about a thousand years probably so the dates for the settlement of New Zealand? The last one is considered be around twelve hundred eighty and Hawaii is sort of a round the one thousand Mark probably the is a little earlier. But if you go over to someone Toma those islands were settled more like twenty five hundred maybe. Thirty five hundred and some cases years ago so much older on the western side of the triangle, indicating the other they came from dated from that original settlement. Correct that's the direction from which the settlers came, and they arrived in those western parts of Asia earlier. And then they stayed there for a while the seems to have been a bit of a pause, and then they sort of propagated out to the eastern and the more remote areas. This is traveled. Rick steves talking with Christina Thompson and in two thousand eight Christina wrote about the history of New Zealand and or cross cultural marriage with your Maori husband in her book called come on shore and will kill and Newell her latest book is about the settlement of Polynesia. It's called see people the puzzle of Polynesia, so Christina. Let's talk about the sudden awareness in the western world of these see people in Polynesia, and what was that like when Europeans first connected with Polynesian cultures. Where did that happen? And what impacted that have on on Polynesia? The very earliest discovery was in fifteen ninety five so was really a long time ago. And it was a Spaniard, and he found the marquesses and the thing they said about the marquesses was the people there with the most beautiful people they had ever seen but most of the early interactions between Polynesians and Europeans. We're not really all that happy often the Europeans killed several of the Polynesians. And you know, sometimes it went better. And sometimes it went worse, but the long term effect of this arrival of strange people in Polynesia was kind of tough on Polynesians not only did they suffer from some of these kind of more violent encounters. But they also were of course, exposed to diseases that they were not really prepared for that. They had no immunity to like native Americans. So like native Americans exactly so Polynesians, especially in the nineteenth century. Once the age of exploration was really over. And you had what you had was a lot of wailing in the Pacific and a lot of other kinds of trading going on missionaries arrived, all these. Outsiders in the whalers brought a hugely international cruise. I mean, people from all over the world all ports, you know. And they brought a lot of disease into the Pacific. So that was tough. They were epidemics. The British must have connected with the Hawaiians in some kind of a positive way. Because the ended up putting the Union Jack in their flag. And some of the royalty to England to study was that just under dress. I think that the Polynesians. Okay. So it's it is complicated that what happens in the nineteenth century that the Polynesians take on a lot of European characteristics. They learned to read really fast, they liked the clothing, they absorbed, many, new foods different animals. You know, they became kind of a culture to western to western sort of norms, very quickly and quite enthusiastically. So it wasn't certainly wasn't an all bad thing at all. It's just that they were particularly succumbed to the to the diseases, and that was that was hard was to very Christina Thompson investigates, the different explanations that have risen over the years to explain how people came to live on the most remote. Islands in the world. She's the author of see people the puzzle of Polynesian. She's our guest right now on travel with Rick steves, Christina also edits the Harvard review online, and she's a reviewer for the Boston Globe. We have links to Christina's work with this week show at Rick steves dot com slash radio. Now, if you're a traveler, and you want to say CNN, actually, see artifacts. Learn about this where do you go? What's the good museum? There's so many wonderful places. The Bishop museum in Honolulu is an absolutely fabulous place. So that's a great place. There are little museum scattered about in various parts in some of the smaller islands, which I always recommend people go to because they're they're very interesting. They can be very small. I went to one on the island of Yatta has won on who he named anti-haiti. So they're great little tiny museums all over did. They have a situation where you know, colonial powers, imperial powers would come. And basically just loot. The country of teratogen take it back to this myth owning institute or the British Museum or something like that. A lot of times my travels. I I go to a distant land. And I kinda where's your patrimony? Oh, it's in it's in Berlin cards in Paris or in Washington DC. There's a lot of that. There's a lot of you know, there are some Easter island's statues in in Britain that's one and there are there are feather capes. There's a lot of Mahdi stuff in various parts of the world in Germany in Britain, Oliver the museums of natural history in and places like the United States. There's a lot of it's spread around. There's a new museum in Vienna. Which is completely dedicated to the souvenirs picked up by the Habsburgs as they traveled the world and. And you know, it's a little bit imperialistic. But if you're a sightseer it's easier to go to Vienna. Maybe then to the marquesses and actually as you're traveling Europe or the United States, you can drop into the Smithsonian or the British Museum and checkout artifacts from these cultures. Are there some islands that were the indigenous groups survived more vividly to this day? I think that most places are, you know, thoroughly westernized, but there are places where in some parts of ponies if for example, people speak the native language, so someone speak someone intones baton in Hawaii Hawaiian has had to be brought back really. And in New Zealand. They're bringing back Malta and in both places. I think they're being quite successful about bringing a languages back. So that's really that's really fantastic. That's good news. That is really good news. That's a trend all over the world is a respect for the smaller languages there. We're on a trend to be losing these languages, but now in in many regions, the smaller languages are are having a renaissance. I think if there are people willing to do it it is they are generally declining still in it can be pretty hard to bring them back. Yeah. Christina in in all of your travels, and all of your studies, in fact in your personal life. You you married into Polynesia married. A Maori man from New Zealand. What is it that you admire about Polynesians? What he admir- most about this culture that inspires you to to share this information. I think that these cultures are they're just beautiful to me there. There's tremendous affection for children. There's a kind of vigor love of beauty love of dance a love of sort of this kind of stylishness and a lot of these cultures. I saw woman not too long ago in Tahiti with the most exquisite hair and flowers and suspicious, and I think that the their deep history is really amazing that they made these incredible voyages across vast vast stretches of ocean, Christina Thompson, author Obse people the puzzle of Polynesia. Thanks for sharing with us. Your passion for this corner of the world in fascinating insight into an ongoing adventure to figure out the puzzle opponent Asia. Thank you. Travel
"christina thompson" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Fits. Look closely the Pacific Ocean on a world globe. The first thing. I wonder about is how people manage to populate such far flung islands so many centuries before jet travel, and modern communication researchers and explorers have had their theories over the years, yet editor of the Harvard review has been looking into this. She's examined everything from the oral histories Polynesians of passed down to the journals of captain cook to the recent accomplishments of the Polynesian voyaging society. And now there's DNA evidence to help piece together the puzzle of Polynesia, Christina Thompson explores it all in her new book, see people Christina thanks for joining us. Thanks for inviting me. So what is this puzzle? The complete title of your book. See people the puzzle of Polynesia. Well, the puzzle is that when Europeans are outsiders. I arrived in the Pacific way back centuries ago. They found all these little tiny islands which were very far apart from one another and very far away from everything else very far away from the continental edges of the Pacific. And they found that almost all of these ions all the habitable islands were in fact, inhabited by people, and so it don't on them fairly early that. There was this question who were these people where they come from? And of course, you know, how did they get there? So that was the puzzle of Polynesia and Polynesia's vast. I mean in your book, you've got a map in chose the Polynesian triangle, and it goes from New Zealand to Hawaii all the way to Easter Island in these islands are just tiny specks if you were flying over it. I mean, it's remarkable that they would have something in common. Is this one culture? Is there some way that we can surmise that they all came from the same place. Yes. Well, that's the other part of the puzzle. So they found that there were all these they all of these people on all these islands and the islands were far apart. And there were hard to get to. And nobody knew anything about where these people would come from some people imagine that they had been created in the islands by God. Because it was so improbable that they should be there. But another thing that happened was that, and this is really captain cook this is in the eighteenth century when Europeans had a hard time. Understanding the Pacific. They didn't have very good navigational skills, and they sailed across it and got lost a lot and then towards eighteenth century. They got better at it. And cook was the great geographer the great navigator of the Pacific in that period. And he visited a very large number of the islands in Polynesia. So he was in New Zealand. He was in Tahiti. He was in the Hawaiian islands he discovered the Hawaiian islands while the European world that is he was in the marquess 'as. He was at Easter. So it dawned on him that these people were remarkably similar, but once he began to see the similarities among the people it started to become clear to everybody that it wasn't just that they were all these people. They were all the same people. What indicated to him that they were. Later. Also, one of the things that happened was that he he sailed into the Pacific originally to observe the transit of Venus on the island of Tahiti. So the transit of Venus is when the planet Venus passes across the face of the sun, and in the eighteenth century, astronomers believe that if they could get it accurately measured. It would help them determine the distance between the earth the sun, for example. So his assignment was go out there and make these astronomical observations, which he did. And then he was there for quite a while. And he got to know some Tahitians a little bit. And there was a man named to pile who was a priest. I guess is what you'd call. And he was a man of knowledge he knew a lot of things he was a navigator. He knew about genealogies. He knew the history he knew the stars all these things and he asked cook if he could go with him when coke left, and so he did he joined the endeavor, which is kind of an amazing thing to have done this a seventeen sixty nine and he sailed with cook on the next leg of cooks journey. Took him to New Zealand, and when they got there, this is twenty five hundred miles away. It took them months because they were zigzagging back and forth. And when he got there it turned out that two could speak to the Mody, which meant that. They shared a common language, and nobody was expecting that that was really kind of mind bending moment, and that connection would have gone back likely centuries before them. Oh, yes. So it turns out you see that all these people's folk versions of this language, the people in Hawaii's language was similar to the people in Easter Island to the people in Tokyo to the people in psalm want to the people in Tahiti. So that was a really important piece of evidence that these people were all related and that they're their pathway into the civic followed some common trail when I look at your charts in your book. I see there's the Polynesian triangle and the society islands and Tahiti make it Easter island's makes some all New Zealand Hawaii, but not Fiji Fiji as part of Melanesia. Which looks to me like it's culturally part of Indonesia, and then Micronesia is a different swath of island cultures beyond that. And my understanding these church right that these are indicating that while the islands are disparate. The people have a cultural common denominator, and even though Fiji is just a little bit away from Samoa on the map. It's a different culture. Yes. One of the things that's kind of confusing Pacific in these culture areas. So this area called Melanesia which would include Papua New Guinea and reach all the way over to Fiji that western part of the Pacific north of a stray Ilya that area is a very complicated area has a very old history, very complex history, lots of different people's very long period of time of settlement, whereas the Polynesian area, which is the triangle, which is Hawaii New Zealand Easter Island on all the islands inside their their history is only maybe three and a half thousand years at the most only a thousand years probably in the Pacific in the eastern part. So it's kind of. A different story, and it's a little complicated because it looks like it should be the same story. But it's not you're married to a Maori man from New Zealand, right? I am that's true. But the funny thing about my husband is that when he travels in the Pacific, and we do travel as much as we can in the Pacific. He is mistaken for local everywhere. So we were in Tahiti last year and everyone thought he was tied Haitian until he opened his mouth because he didn't speak French. The. Votto Puerto club another.
"christina thompson" Discussed on The Fighter And The Kid
"Whereas before you could sort of take your time walk around the stage. You know, now, it's like got got thirty minutes specials. Netflix recorded one I'm going to record one January for Showtime for how long is the special. Our? Wow. Yeah. Are you like this fucking big eared? Fuck he's got his special. I've been fucking plug away when I'm going to do for fucking for fucking peanuts thirty years, and he say thirty years, but what I'm gonna like thirty years. Don't wanna still talk about the circus animals might FIS and stuff like that. He's got his special. But don't don't characterize me that way as a comic number one. But because I'm very talented. But here's what I'm going to do with him when he's doing a special heckle afterwards afterwards. Someone's going to go wrong. But be afterwards. I'm going to go. I'm going to stand outside. And it's people got him. I go great. He was great right to me a long time to write that. But he did a good job of this. Because my buddy Jimmy Burke in New York used to do that to me. I would do a show like windows. Jimmy Burke is I know it's your friend. But it's like the people don't like they're like. They're like, no, no, no, no, one cares about g do they know respected. Jimmy. No, no, no. They don't he's the prince of New York, and they all know, and they're all going Jimmy tells them another story, you know, I don't know. I mean, I know another guy named Jimmy Burke, and it's not even your he would have a group of women rescues my friend, but he'd have a group of young actresses around him. And they'd be ask them questions about how he wrote the special, and I would come along. This is this is a bit. This is why this is why when I come here, I can't treat this like a normal show. I have to take show, dude. How was Joey is on your? She's always goes the best, right? Yeah. The first time I've had him on a second time. He's always good. And especially comes out. I think Friday no next week. Wow. Cocoa. This fucking guy. I mean you come on. I can't keep over them fucking specials. Get you thirtieth. I sit next. What's what's it on the place? You're the only mother fucking comic who can't get a special on him in Christina Thompson, girls wife. They drop end. Brad. Williams and big Jay, stay all on your the role on altogether here on fix it. Yeah. All of them have an hour. All all of them have thirty minutes a thirty day did especially minutes. I'm trying to get my out do when you get your your special. Did you wear that fucking hat? What what's happened in January, and I can tell you gin. I'm gonna rip off your fucking, listen, bro. Visiting check back again when you when you when you do it are you.
"christina thompson" Discussed on The Fighter And The Kid
"Yeah he he was supposed to come on find the kid something happened like we're still waiting for him and he just no showed a while which is usually for brian little more lenient on it but i'm usually no more you're done rice stood us up and then bride mention that to him i do jobs a bit of a dick when it comes out stuff like if you're late or whatever and so i was or brian and i were doing a show together at brea in the green room there's a card and there's gift certificate for amazon yeah so far it was his publicist it was in on a while we're good now brand that's cool let's really nice of no to do that i don't give me an amazon gift card was weird yeah keep that like i don't know what to do well it is kind of weird thing that you and your on their shop and he's thinking about you being online shock just to give it another grown man a gift card with strange to me yeah or like cash like my batman here's some cash sixty bucks a struggling comic on that make sense i guess here i feel like you need it i don't know but yes all got it there joey as and it was great man joey killed it yeah he killed it did you see the other community because there were six six thirty minute specials right awhile people shot i saw christina posits key christina thompson girls wife because she's hilarious the big j orson oh yeah so big j two j yeah jay's a nice guy did i saw him christine his wife and but i didn't see him perform the only personnel performance joey that was it you just went there solely to see joey before yeah yeah even good to me i feel like we are pretty close you know he's a.