18 Burst results for "Christopher White"
"christopher white" Discussed on Embedded
"Welcome to embedded i'm elise. Ui alongside christopher white. Have you ever wondered what to electron. Sounds like i'm happy to have. Helen lead back to answer that question. And give you some ideas for some projects on. Thanks for coming back. Hi nice to be back You've been on the show before and at the time. You're writing the crafty kids. Diy guide to trucks correct but there was a lot more. You written many books before that. And now you've done many things after that so cute. Tell about yourself Sure so For those of you. I me. My name is heavenly. Which is how you find me on them on twitter and get herb and scramble those things as well I am until recently. My main thing was i made things. I wrote to them So mainly musical instruments or things using electronics that you wouldn't necessarily Would necessarily expect to be using electronics. Things like Massive plush tentacles or Big embroidery pieces are also an electronic analog since stays all fall under experimental and musical instruments. And i would Buy them For make magazine. Who who my hand writer colin issue and various other things as well So yeah writing making experimental musical instruments. i would also teach would lecture on and music tech and electronics in general But now i've just taken a job at cried supply. Why i'm going to be head of what i am and had of community and I'm very excited by what that's going to bring into my life as well so questions about all of that including the musical tentacle. Don't think i let that go by. My way does make of recent times but we do laying around. I already frightening rains. Yes i am ready weirdest thing you have ever made a musical instrument out of and the strangest thing probably myself. I guess that's not strange. You know something. I made recently that. Everybody really quite enjoyed.
Interview With Whitney Wang
"Welcome to embedded I am Ille- Co alongside Christopher White. Today we are going to talk about professional Taco copters. Well actually prescriptions delivered via drones in places where growth's aren't viable. I guest is Whitney Wong from ZIP line. Thanks for joining us. Thank you so much for having me. Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Sure. As we said. Hong I'm embedded software engineer at supply. Supply is start and we make high-speed fixed-wing drones that deliver essential medical supplies around the world. Joins a blind a year ago straight out of college, and I actually have a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Building robots sand. Really, excited to be here today. We are excited to ask about drones and. Some world travel. But before that, we want to do a lightning round where we ask short questions may watch for. And if we'RE BEHAVIORAL OURSELVES WE WON'T ASK WHY. Are you ready. Good To to complete one project started as. Well. In practice I definitely start doesn't but in theory I would definitely like to compare one. Do you have a favorite acronym. That's a good question. I don't actually have a favorite acronym, but I have at least data acronym cuts new. Okay it's it's one of those reclusive acronyms. It's very annoying. If, you could teach college courses what would you like to teach? I took this really amazing course when I was in college called transformations in art and engineering and it combined art and engineering, we've got to do a lot of really cool embedded. He projects and was really free form and yeah very creative So I would definitely like to teach a class like that. Drone. Or Quad. Copter. I guess Quad Copter is a subset of droned. Depending on your definition but. Said fixed-wing. So What is the silliest application you've seen? ooh. Twenty question i. I guess. One of the summers for my internships. I worked at a startup where we try to make an indoor drone. It was basically a quad copter encompassed in a ball and it looked like the death star so. That was pretty fun. Cool. Do you have a tip everyone should know. Yeah Don't be afraid to get started I definitely seen many of my peers. get really intimidated by Harvard projects coming from like same more pure software background but you know, don't be afraid to to just like get moving in and make mistakes and learn along the way. Okay. So tell me about zip-line. fixed-wing launchers. Give us the rundown. Yeah. So the technology is pretty cool but it seems kind of random men and a kind of strange If you look at it from like today's perspective just watching videos online how it works is actually we have a swing drones. They look like tiny airplanes. They an operator assembles these drums on a launcher, which is basically a high speed catapult. The operators hit a button and these drones catapulted into the sky at a hundred kilometers per hour. So these drones, then move across the sky and We actually have a service radius of about eighty kilometers, which is about fifty miles and when it reaches the final delivery site which is typically a hospital or health facility in any of the countries that we serve. It will open. It's payload doors release a package with a parachute attached to it, and that package will guide to the ground and the local doctors who requested the order will go in retrieved package. Are Jones will autonomously fly home and it will actually. Do something that we referred to as a recovery, which is essentially It doesn't have landing gear. So what it does is it has a tiny centimeter long hook. At the end of its tail boom, and there is a big trust structure where our original like launching location is so like the recovery system is right next to that catapult launcher. And on top of this big trust. Will be a a line essentially like fishing line attached across this trust structure. The line will snap up as the drone reports keep. Yes. Location at a sub centimeter level accuracy back to the ground station and it will engage with the line catch on. So it's pretty magical looking.
"christopher white" Discussed on Back To Back
"Hey everybody. This is Willie before we get into today's episode, I wanted to share something with you. I caught up for a couple minutes with Christopher white the CO founder of icon collective and I wanted to share our little chat with you. Before we get into the full episode. Today, we're talking about icon collectives, new black voices scholarship, and many of you I'm sure already know icon collective the amazing music production school out in Los Angeles. Do programs for vocal artists, music business just generally an amazing music school out there, and we're talking today about their new black voices scholarship, which is an annual scholarship that they're doing. That's going to award one, thousand, nine, hundred, thousand, five, hundred dollars worth of two along with a lot of other goodies that you're going to hear about in just a second two, three black creatives one each in the music production program, the vocal artists program and the music business. Program the. Deadline, for submissions for this scholarship is August seventeenth. So that's coming up real soon. So if you are a black creative or if you know any black creatives who would be good for this scholarship, please let them know let them know about this conversation. There's going to be a link in the description of this episode where you can go find out more information and apply. So with all that said, here's me and Christopher white of icon collective and then we will get into today's episode. Today. I am here with Christopher white from icon collective, the CO founder of icon collective Great to have you here man how are you? Great thanks for having me for people who've listened to this show watch this show before I can collective his name that has come up organically a lot of times in all the conversations I've had. Whether it's the actual be live episode that we recorded at icon collective a couple years back, which was a panel on mental health that we did with people like flustered domeisen getter and a whole bunch more people as still one of our most popular at. Personally amazing experience for me or guests I've interviewed on the show who are alumni of icon people like nightmare in jaws and so many more. But for anybody who might not know icon collective? Can you talk a little bit about the history of icon and kind of what the mission statement is for the school? Yeah. Absolutely. We started icon fifteen years ago really with the mission to create a place that was by artists or artist. Recording schools at that time were really that they were recording. Schools were really engineering schools kind of fully students into thinking they were going to be producers and you know seeing the big SSL consoles new consoles in in kind of selling the location or the look of the place of boasted the curriculum and so a business partner David, Alexander and I just really were put off by what we were seeing were artists I recording music Taurine at the time, and we were teaching at other. Institutions and coming off the road and coming back and things that were completely irrelevant over a couple years it's really kind of started to wear on. So we just of put our money where a mouth lozenges said, we're GONNA create exactly what we would have wanted to have when we were coming up and has really always been that way that was always been kind of our our North Star every read the crossroads may have to make a decision that's always based on what's better for the are what's better for the student and what's GonNa make the best. are coming out of the building because the success that we've had. Is because it is so focused on the individual and and we're helping people grow as human beings not just as artists and we're helping them find their voice and find their opinions find their uniqueness and I know you've you've had a lot of success stories some of the people I mentioned but I wanted to bring up to that icon. You know goes beyond just production like you mentioned and it goes beyond just the studio skills and could you talk a little bit about you know all of the different programs you offer and sort of what you're really training people for Yeah, we are known for music production. program. Because that's what we started, but we have launched two new programs are very excited about a vocal artists program music business and this again is very organic. I'm a singer songwriter by nature back in a different lifestyle, but I was young buck I know I always wanted to create a vocal program because I know exactly what I would have wanted to have the secret sauce icon collective is the art of slow which you may have heard about before and a lot of the graduates have talked about that and it's it's a bit of a philosophy class, but it really goes into ego that goes into your insecurities, your fears. It goes into things that artists needs to be in tune with if they're going to be authentic and So many artists are trying to sound like somebody else or they're trying to recreate a sound that they've heard. From the very beginning, we're dillingham absolutely, not You need to figure out what unique about you so whether it's music production whether it's You know a music business or even with vocal artist does it really matter in the sense of what is your teaching? It's how Howard teaching is really the secret sauce. Yen I remember actually when jaws was on this show, he was talking about that art of flow class and saying that it was really impactful. You know the proof is in the pudding obviously, you've had a lot of success stories and I think that sort of brings me to the reason we're really talking today, which is the new scholarship that icon collective is offering the black voices scholarship and I'd love for you to kind of just talk about what that is and the philosophy behind it, and you know why sort of right now is is the right time for..
"christopher white" Discussed on Back To Back
"Hey everybody this is Willie. Before we get into today's episode, I wanted to share something with you. I caught up for a couple minutes with Christopher White, the CO founder of icon collective, and I wanted to share our little chat with you. Before we get into the full episode. Today, we're talking about icon collectives, new black voices, scholarship, and many of you I'm sure already know icon collective the amazing music production school out in Los Angeles. Do programs for vocal artists, music business just generally an amazing music school out there, and we're talking today about their new black voices scholarship, which is an annual scholarship that they're doing. That's going to award one, thousand, nine, hundred, thousand, five, hundred dollars worth of tuition along with a lot of other goodies that you're going to hear about in just a second two, three black creatives one each in the music production program the Vocal Artists Program and the Music Business Program the. Deadline for submissions for this scholarship is August seventeenth. So that's coming up real soon. So if you are a black creative or if you know any black creatives who would be good for this scholarship, please let them know let them know about this conversation. There's going to be a link in the description of this episode where you can go find out more information and apply. So with all that said, here's me and Christopher white of icon collective, and then we will get into today's episode. Today I am here with Christopher White from icon collective the CO founder of icon collective Great to have you here man, how are you? Great. Thanks for having me for people who've listened to this show watch this show before I can collective his name that has come up organically a lot of times in all the conversations I've had. Whether. It's the actual the live episode that we recorded at icon collective a couple years back, which was a panel on mental health that we did with people like flustered domeisen getter and a whole bunch more people as still one of our most popular at. Personally, amazing experience for me or guests I've interviewed on the show who are alumni of icon people like nightmare in jaws and so many more. But for anybody who might not know icon collective? Can you talk a little bit about the history of icon and kind of what the mission statement is for the school? Yeah. Absolutely. We started icon fifteen years ago really with the mission to create a place that was by artists or artist. Recording schools at that time were really that they were recording. Schools were really engineering schools kind of fully students into thinking they were going to be producers and. Seeing. The BIG SSL consoles new consoles in in kind of selling the location or the look of the place posted the curriculum and so our business partner David Alexander and I just really were put off by what we were seeing were artists I recording music Taurine at the time and we were teaching at other. Institutions and coming off the road and coming back and things that were completely irrelevant over a couple years. It's really kind of started to wear on. So. We just of put our money where a mouth lozenges said we're GONNA create exactly what we would have wanted to have when we were coming up and has really always been that way that was always been kind of our our North Star every time read the crossroads may have to make a decision that's always based on what's better for the are what's better for the student and what's GonNa make the best are coming out of the building because the success that we've had I think is because it is so focused on the individual and and we're helping people grow as human beings not just as artists and we're helping them find their voice and find their opinions find their uniqueness and I. Know you've you've had a lot of success stories some of the people I mentioned but I wanted to bring up to that icon. You know goes beyond just production like you mentioned and it goes beyond just the studios skills and could you talk a little bit about you know all of the different programs you offer and sort of what you're really training people for Yeah we are known for Music Production Program because that's what we started, but we have launched two new programs are very excited about a vocal artists program music business and this again is very organic. I'm a singer songwriter by nature back in a different lifestyle but I was young buck. I know I always wanted to create a vocal program because I know exactly what I would have wanted to have the secret sauce icon collective is the of which you may have heard about before and a lot of the graduates have talked about that and it's it's a bit of a philosophy class, but it really goes into ego that goes into your insecurities, your fears. It goes into things that artists needs to be in tune with if they're going to be authentic and so many artists are trying to sound like somebody else or they're trying to recreate a sound that they've heard. From, the very beginning, we're dillingham absolutely, not You need to figure out what unique about you so whether it's music production whether it's You know a music business or even with vocal artist does it really matter in the sense of what is your teaching? It's how teaching is really the secret sauce. Yen I remember actually when jaws was on this show, he was talking about that art of flow class and saying that it was really impactful. You know the proof is in the pudding obviously, you've had a lot of success stories and I think that sort of brings me to the reason we're really talking today, which is the new scholarship that icon collective is offering the black voices scholarship and I'd love for you to kind of just talk about what that is and the philosophy behind it, and you know why sort of right now is is the right time for. Yeah. That's a great question I mean obviously with all of the protest in, you know a things going on I think really what the main message I got through the uprising if you WANNA, call it that. people asking to just listen. just listen. You know just listen to what we feel listen to what you know what we're experiencing in. So we icon did that we wanted to honor that and We had we had a ticket honest assessment of our demographic we had taken on. Assessment of the student body, and we've actually had a similar experience in this So we realized how much power we can have by doing the scholarship, but I can give you an example used and we had a women's scholarship because we had a gender discrepancy. There was just all it was like a boys club all young men running around the hall is making a making Statham his great sense but we knew for the longevity and just for the balanced, we studied very deep things. At icon like Alchemy, which is all about equilibrium that masculine feminine principles they must all be represented within your music within yourself the the creative aspect of your psyche comes from Your Feminine Perspectives So we get into Carl Young Joseph Gambles Wego pretty down the rabbit home. Wow and we really embraced feminine perspective and so two non have that embodied in the hallway. We realized it was a big issue. So we put a women's scholarship out there to wave the flag and say you know you're welcome here we want you to be here. We we we you will feel safe here and we need you. We need you to help balance that, and since then not only do week it's fantastic people to submit, but the student body has. Completely shifted and now said in his a better balance I wouldn't say it's fifty fifty but better balance. So when we got to the by voice scholarship when we got to you know listening to how is our our student body a diversified? We knew the power that we have saying if we raise this flag if we waived this flag and say, look we want. Diversity in here and and your voice is important and you know the black music has been such a staple of American culture for over a hundred years. Uncertainly music is created by black label exact rock I mean jasmine we can go on and and on. So so that's really what this is about..
"christopher white" Discussed on Embedded
"Welcome to embedded. I am any c._e._o. White and and i'm here with christopher white and welcome to the don't panic geochemists. I'm john layman here co hosting and other crossover show and this week. We've got special guest dr eric to find out now. The field is different whoops. I'd i understand that <hes> in a it it when i'm engineering something when i'm building something sometimes with software i get irritated when a half to.
"christopher white" Discussed on Embedded
"Welcome to embedded. I am in this year white. I'm here with Christopher White and today we will once again be talking about the happiness of cows with Chris Fac Chris back. Hey you do are you. I'm doing good. How is your cow? <hes> Michael was happy as is the cheese or the milk or I forget. I forget where that came from. Happy Cows Macapa Cheese Hepatitis <unk> tapping your right. Could you tell us about yourself. I'd love to I'm embedded software engineer and I apparently worked at I robot I used to be a chip designers have done a lot of the hardware up to the software stack and I apparently was on the show a while ago and we talked about happiness of cows and empathy and a few other things and I'm here today to hopefully <hes> kind of continue the conversation in the slightly new direction cool. That's my plan to first. You have lightning round. What do you have? What are your questions? What are my questions his for his question? Oh what are your questions have questions for you. You've been on the show enough. I would just break the show okay cat or hack not a cat person. What is the date of the Party data the party? What is the date of the party September our seventh? That's correct. Will you be attending trade off with you. See you broke the show. Will you be attending no. Unfortunately I will not be attending should people such as yourself who are not attending throw their own local parties. I have actually considered doing that out over here on the East Coast. That's it's kind of weird favourite coating robot favorite coating robot that does one that I- code for work anything you interpret the question however you want. I'm going Roomba. Favorite Roading Co bought sounds like smash of a robot that helps you Christopher. I'm not taking ownership robot co-pilot your favorite robot Co...
"christopher white" Discussed on Embedded
"Welcome to embed it. I am in white here with Christopher white. It's been awhile since we talked about hack day, and we've never talked about what it is like writing for them to fill that gap. This week. We are chatting with Jenny list, contributing editor at Hakodate genyk. Thanks for joining us today. Could you tell us about yourself? Okay. I'm probably sail from my accent time sitting here in the United Kingdom in Oxfordshire dot crowns on trunk engineer by training. I ended up not working literate sent at work in the publishing industry. The with CD ROM melting media in computer games with military beside it progress through that sort of I had a stint working at a very very minor way for the major search engine. You probably use various web companies. I ended up let's Oxford University press. Now, what invested Chris all the publishers the addiction is I was my was best described as tame geic for the the dictionaries on my wasn't Alexi Cobra. But I worked in a big room full of very very clever, very wordy people one of the most happening places I've ever were also people. And I ended up doing rice got rid for that block on also some things, and I ended up doing a m- manipulation of language typefaces sort of computational linguistic kind of work. And eventually enshrined up moving on from Villca dictionaries and stopping. On my own trying to follow a few lines, which reported bashing bits and. By accident. I still heck it I pay relatively published one day way. Hiring things I've read Hakodate if moaning the years on off ended the little pace incentives and might stitch practically bit my hand off because I haven't really appreciated. I'm actually the only electric engineer who's ever worked for the Oxford. Dictionary isn't huddles the Detrick. The other engine is what Besson's but. I didn't realize the head of pretty unique resume and so gone from. I was twenty fifteen twenty sixteen and Dennen. It's just become something that I spend most of my time doing, and I'm very happy doing it. Wonderful. So we have this thing called lightning round. Okay. Sometimes we try to fem- it appropriate to the guest. So I'm hoping this this works out. Are you ready Chris? I'm ready. I hope I hope I hope this works ready. Okay. Okay. Could you quench in oil or quench in water? Wilson MiG or Tig welding. And or powered hammer. Phantom favorite temperature. That's a difficult one. I'll get by Cala. So the yellow heat since one blacksmith kinda thing colour gas. Jeeva tip. Everyone should now. Netherlands's curiosity. Do you like to complete one project or started dozen? Oh, awesome sauce doesn't enough. Probably never finish the often. Okay. Now under the longer answers Pershing was actually really good. The first time three hundred shows. What's typical workday like for you? Typical what takes me in high is a small firm in the British countryside is actually plastic up by live. My dad that's getting on in years, and it's the two systems on the one who's stayed around. And so isn't that commute? I sort of. Work as I see fit. So I'm I'm sorry for only people who sort of stagger into offices, dining work. The Dan stays and sort of far up my laptop with a Cup of coffee and check academia in probably risis. We have short a daily stories on.
"christopher white" Discussed on Embedded
"Hello and welcome to embedded. I am in these year white here with Christopher white. And today, we're gonna talk about the most popular is e of all time Kermit flu. And we're going to talk with Jesse rather for'de of Ben Tron IX about this. Most popular icy of all time, karma flow. How you doing? I'm doing pretty good. How about you guys giddy? Apparently. Jesse? Could you tell us a bit about yourself in your backer? Yeah. So I run been Tron ext calm. And I started that website in two thousand five originally as a part store electronic components. There wasn't much in existence back, then at least that was affordable to the hobbyist. And over the years. It's going to more than changed. And now just kind of focus on hobby electron IX, and I have written a book about the said of most popular is e the five timer. And so I guess, you know, that's another another thing among the many other occupations. I've had over the years. Tackle out about this five timer starting with you know, it's not really a timer. But before we do that lightning round. Are you ready? Sure. If you're a stranded on an island, which rather have five five timers or duct tape. Duck tape. I should you can have as many five times as you want. Maybe some kind of sun reflective signal bridge perhaps. Yeah. There you go. You have a project can be done with n five five five timers. What is the largest value of n that? You would built. Oh. Possibly for optimization in minus one. I don't know. What's ask a different question? What is the largest number? You've seen. Oh, yeah. We can talk about this a little bit later, but there's a really good one was part of the five timer contest years ago. And I think it used hundred two hundred hundred two hundred ten somewhere around that number. So that's the most of ever seen incorporated. Anything? What's the most bizarre five timer project you've ever seen? Oh, let's see. I've seen it incorporated into maybe bizarre art displays. But as far as the actual use of there's some really interesting things with radio frequency, people building transmitters things like that. That are really I don't wanna say misusing it, but finding finding very creative ways to use it. And I think that's a very good thing and of exploiting the little resources you have available. What's your favorite vendor of Fifi, five-time rashes? I am going to have to go with Texas Instruments, mainly because I think they have the best data sheets both as far as the specs they list, but the usually have application practical, Asians for any of their chips..
"christopher white" Discussed on Embedded
"Welcome to embed. I'm Ilias Lia white here with Christopher white and just going to be a today. What do you wanna talk about? I don't know everyone. Happy new year. Indeed. And for those of you keeping track Christopher still has astronaut ice cream and set of smarties on his desk. The same as it was before. How do you live like didn't accumulated anything new get Christmas presents? Yes. Remember what they are? Yes. Q satori. I got a Penn and teller magic kit. Which I have learned one half of one magic trick. And I got hey flying x wing. Drown. Yeah. Those pretty cute. It's pretty cool came in like a ridiculous collectors box played music when you open to box bit much. Yeah. I got some books and for my parents, and you got a spectacular kite. And did I got an octopus? Kite that's six feet by four feet with tales that are at least fifteen or twenty feet, and it's huge, and it flies in like, no ended all and it just takes the whole sky. I was worried after talking to Andrey about big heights in whether or not they could hurt you his views. Yes. They can this one isn't quite that. Big. It was really fun of you have to worry too much about that. I think the handle would break before you did. I didn't want my fingers to. Yeah. All right. But no, I didn't get didn't get any imbedded gifts. Purchasing it. It's true. We have buddy to their kits have not exactly. Parts and bits and things you guy. I music thing. I mean you bought it for yourself at the beginning of December. So I'm counting that as part of your talking about. Maybe not. It's another synthesizer. Nobody. Nobody cares. All right. It's a it's a polyphonic analog synthesizer. Does polyphonic. Listen polyphony. All right. Well, I guess let's get into the show was a show. I guess so let's see. We this ner question actually from the embedded slack channel. That you get with patriotic about your IRS development, God restore thought immediately. I thought it was funny when you talked about I development anything back to win the iphone first came out, and we took that class and we developed these little dumb. There was a Stanford class objective c and it was so weird. Exactly. I when it came out because it was a couple years before they even had anything approaching us decay. I the first was here right web apps. Solve your problem. But yeah, we we don't a little bit. And I played around with it a little bit on my own for for fun. And then I think for client. I did something, but I cheated and used cute instead 'cause cute supported Iowa's or started supporting IRAs and Android. Pretty well. Actually, I mean, he wouldn't wanna build native app. If you didn't have to that was what I knew at the time. And that was what the main system ran. So it was easier to support over code. But that's about all I had done for switching over work. So now at work. I am supposed to be doing. I always development full-time. Yeah. And we had a couple of months to spin up which. To be honest. Not enough time. But I don't know what to say about it really to have leading questions or my supposed to monologue. So you're using swift not objective c or using both the there's some legacy coat that subject to see. And and the newer KOTA swift, and they have to intermix did they intermix? Well, or is it by file or is it like by function? You don't mix. Single file good be like mixing. I don't know peanut butter and chocolate. Well. Single file or something totally different languages and the compiler. You know, it's the same thing. Pilot looks at the. The post fix to the file name to figure out. What what did she do? So. No. But there's things like. Nc? Plus, plus, we do turn see. And that kind of thing is not quite as simple. There's ways of wrapping things you can call back and forth. Which is weird because you're they're both object oriented, so there's some. Complication there. But they both Apple's stuff is built on the same frameworks. So whether it's swifter objective c calls into the same. Utility libraries in new I love hers and do they mostly lookalike between the two languages or do? They have different naming conventions. The names look the same. That's nice..
"christopher white" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Wake up in Ford to say, Alexa, set my alarm to play nine seventy WFL a every day at six AM. We'll go to west of the Rockies Marsha in Los Gatos, California, Marcia you're on with Christopher white. Thank you, George, and Chris your words, I like music to me. I would like to say that I hear all the words like expansion of consciousness exercise in dimensionality, and I can tell you how to do it real cheap and fun. You get a Mylar blanket like a fire blanket, and it's all folded up into rectangles, and you open it up, and you crinkle it in a few places. It's kind of dislike the exercise. He told us about with the squares in the plane, and all of a sudden, you'll see moving pictures because light changes, and you move and you'll see faces and and people and all cultures and all hairstyles. And it's just lovely have you ever tried reflection exercises? Yeah. No, I I've never tried reflection exercises. Although in my book, I talk a bit about, and it actually some classes I teach at Vassar college. I talk about meditations on reflective surfaces. So, you know, there's there's even iphones crying. You know? I don't know if you've heard that word screaming before, but that is sort of meditating on a reflective surface. It could be a computer screen or television screen or -flective water or crystal ball or a number of different services. But I know that that is a spiritual and and visionary practice that a number of people use in order to you know, what what we say reach a higher consciousness or. Yeah. So that sounds similar to the kind of practice. You're talking about a Marsha. I just wrote that Dell gonna give that a try. Thanks for the suggestion. Taller. Thanks for the idea. All right, east of the Rockies, Michael in Connecticut. Hi, michael. What happened to me is? I I started writing a dream journal. And I wrote down a dream that my mother's husband was that was going to give me his car at home as the money. So. I didn't believe it was going to happen. But it did happen. And I'm now driving his car, and I got the money to. So it was very strange to me that I dreamed. I wrote it down with with a date and everything and it came true like months later. Yeah. Yeah. That's right. Yeah. There's a there's a whole technique that j w Dunne talks about in his book experiment with time that I talk about in my book about dream journaling. And how to do it sounds like you did that you know, you keep a journal there. You have a dream you'd get up you write it down right away. And and keep a whole journal and think about your dreams, and he believed that like you. He believed everyone would start having these experiences where they would see these glimpses glimpses into the future and their dreams. So that's that's a cool experience. Thank you Michael for sharing wildcard line Joe in Monterey, California. Good morning. Joe? Good evening, George. I was about to ask your guest if he ever meditated. But I thought that it might be better. If I introduce another concept to him as what they call super conscious mind. It's not a remote viewing remote viewing has its drawbacks. This is this is a mental world this a mental travel or sold travel. But it's also in a higher state of soul travel, a call super conscious mind, and you can actually these higher worlds. I do this with my clients, and they go into these different worlds, different reasons. Whether it's healing. Whether it's meet a loved one for other reasons, it's an extremely complex multi-diverse. And there's so many different beings out there doing so much so many different things. I was wondering if he ever considered also a kind of. Higher shelf of remote writings is not like you're writing automatic. Because that Matic writing is really listening to your higher self as I call it like taking dictation, and all it does all you need to do is go into like an alpha state or trans state and just start writing. But listening to your thoughts not thinking, but listening to what comes to you. And after a short time it'll start to come out and you'll be challenging your higher self. Yeah. Yeah. I like that comment because it reminds me of, you know, sometimes the ways that people talk about higher dimensions as a as a dimension of consciousness. Right. And and you definitely have this in twentieth century psychologists and Carl young and many others. You know, when we talk about there being three spatial dimensions to our world. And if there was a fourth direction or dimension. Where would that be some people say, well, it's it's going in. You know, it's going not going out somewhere. It's going in that consciousness sort of occupies this the sort of new direction and yes through meditative practices. I think it is possible to to access those those dimensions you'd have to meditate. I do meditate I do sort of mindfulness meditation, and I definitely get into right into his own where you feel sort of peaceful and quiet and calm. I haven't had any visionary experiences while meditating it's much more. It's much more mundane, unfortunately, but but I do I do meditate, and and do some of those practices and in my book, I talk about others who had these kind of visionaries meditative practices. Sounds like you do. Thanks Joe for the call. You know, you read about musicians and writers who suddenly get inspiration from just out of the blue McCartney has written about, you know, writing yesterday. He woke up with it in his head or other songwriters entire songs. Already written. It came from somewhere else. Yeah. And you talked and you talk to scientists about scientific creativity and scientific invention and many scientists while these same kind of stories some of them, we'll talk about dreams some of them. We'll talk about other forms of inspiration. Some of them will say that these ideas came from somewhere else. And I don't know where they came from some of them will talk about different there's different layers of consciousness. So I think there's a lot of mysteries in there. Gordon in lakeland, Florida. Good morning, Gordon on the wildcard line. You're on with Chris white, George. I don't think I've ever called into your, sir. I I usually call George Noory seven Dr Chris wild. Thank you for taking my call. But before I ask my question. I wanted to just referenced king bell cats. Dick of Salem is sound in Hebrews chapter seven which makes reference to the king of Salem in the Old Testament Genesis fourteen in psalms one ten for reference for the listeners in case since you said, you didn't have now I wanted to plan and get your opinion on my my feeling about theories that the U of the ghost angels and demons are usually the same. But in some cases to be different than for reference. I'm a Christian that holds choosy Deuteronomy eighteen prohibition against us contacting the spirit world. Now. Thank contact us. Then I have a theory that in most cases. And by I wanted to ask your opinion, whether the you saw that video on the left side, I think that they may be using magnets to make that pot shop pencils intense jump around. But I also think it's possible because there are genuine demons angels spirits, which may may actually I don't think it's likely the spirits, but it could be or maybe extraterrestrials ET from another dimension and theory holds it. And in most cases, the the d-mass masquerading as you have in ET's. But in some cases may be eighteen. So I'm gonna stay on the line in case. You wanna ask me a question or something because this is pretty well. That's a lot to chew on their Gordon. Let's let's get Chris take on some of that. Yeah. There. There's a lot there. There's a lot there. And there's you know, there's a whole all of the all of the science fiction literature, and and even alien abduction literature uses that language of other dimensions. That these that these beings came from another dimension. So there definitely is a lot of that in my book. And there's a lot of that in American pop culture about other dimensional other dimensional beings. You also raise the question of what is the relationship of UFO's and extraterrestrial beings to ghosts and spirits or demons? And that's that's also a question that people raise. I'm I'm not sure I'd be able to shed any additional light on that. I I know that from just some of my reading and not literature here. I'm thinking of like what we strive for. I don't know if you know, what drivers on on communion or. Yeah, she has a new book on the subject as well. But he he talks sort of like, you do I mean, he he also wonders what the relationship is between alien abduction and extraterrestrials on the one hand versus spirits and ghosts on the other. So he I think Whitley is come to come to. Believe that there's there's a connection. It sounds like you you've come to believe that as well that there's a connection somehow, you know, maybe departed spirits are aliens or aliens are departed spirits. We explore the idea of a unified theory of weirdness on the program across often looking for connections. And you'd be amazed. How many scientists a behind the scenes are interested in those kind of subjects as well? Whether those a connection you look at the idea of the universe, the many worlds theory, and you talk about it in your book. Of course, it wasn't that long ago that that would have been too far out for just about any of them to accept the now, it's it's not all that controversial anymore. Isn't that? Crazy. Yeah. It's really crazy. I mean, yeah. There's a number of ways of thinking about a world or universe with many worlds. Right. I mean, you mentioned the many worlds theory of quantum mechanics. And there's of course, also the the multi-diverse idea, right? The multiversity ideas that there's, you know, a large number an infinite number of other universes in addition to our visible universe. And you know, I I believe now that that's a that's a very mainstream. I'm that's sort of conventional wisdom now cosmologists and theoretical physicist that that there is a multi verse, you know, which is and that that's another fantastic scientific concept that there's not proof for there's really not true for that idea. But it is it has become a kind of appealing idea to find tests, and then you mentioned the sort of many infinite parallel universes of many worlds theory or the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Right. Another idea that we live in a complex and constantly branching universe. Where there's multiple cop. Infinite copies of all of us doing all kinds of other things right in in parallel worlds. So I I do try to introduce some of those other theories on towards the end of the book as well. But it's it's an extremely complicated. You know, it's an extremely advocate. It's subject to try to talk about all the different possible. Other world scenarios a lot of combos there. Thanks for the call. Gordon? We're going to go to Kent, Ohio. Don is on the wildcard line. Good morning. Don. Morning brother, George, professor, white quit. I wanna add a little bit here. The Russians hikers that were murdered on Dale pass. One time was taken out there close for radioactive Harley. The work of a big foot. Also prayer will open the dimensions Elisha in two kings is servant was frightened by the Syrian army that surrounded those Pam, and I shall prayed to God to open the eyes of this serving his servants eyes were opened. In other words, he was able to look into another dimension. The moms were full of horses and chariots of fire. You couldn't call him a servant much more than that. As far as other worlds, if you go into Hebrews one it talks about that. God created the world's and that's in the plural form, they also occurs in chapter eleven so there are dimensions out there. The bible talks about them as being the unseen. And also there's other worlds populated with intelligent life. So now, also if you know you're talking a little bit about ouija boards and the bible tells us specifically in the a dead. No, nothing and we're not to get involved in neck romance. Seances any of that it didn't work out too. Well with king Saul when he approached a witch of indoor the next day he and his both say, Don, do you have a question for Chris? Oh, I'm just saying that, you know, you wanna practice Freyer. It's a very good form of meditation. And we're promised an X to seventeen that God will open up our eyes, and we'll prophesied the spear. We'll move upon all religions. All right. But thank you. Appreciate the call. Appreciate that. We're going east of the Rockies dug in New Jersey, Doug. Good morning. Evening good. What's on your mind is always wondering is there any way you hit a practice? Or maybe there's something you do before you go to sleep.
"christopher white" Discussed on KTRH
"Alexa, play KTAR h an iheartradio. Welcome back. Christopher white received his PHD in religious studies from Harvard University where he studied religion and culture. He's interested in religion and science, spirituality, and unchurched religion, new religious, movements, electronic media and popular culture. And is currently a professor of religion at Vassar college. His new book other worlds, spirituality, and the search for invisible dimensions is spectacular and mind-bending. Christopher welcome to the program. Good morning, George. Thanks for having me on the show. Thanks for staying up. So late. I was wondering the first thing. I was wondered when I finished this book was how do you get away with this? You are a seemingly respectable guy teaching at a great school. And I wonder if you if you're going to catch grief for doing it. Excuse me. I'm no, it's yeah. How do I get away get away with it? It's, you know, a lot of people in cultural studies or people who are interested in studying religion. Or, you know, we do we do get a pass to study really cool fantastic things. Right. People's unusual experiences and unusual states of consciousness religious experiences. Experiences. What whatever you wanna call them. So yeah, it is kinda the privilege to be to be a professor, and and get a chance to just kinda Paula my interest. And that's really what how this book came along. It came out of an earlier book is working on it looked at sort of the science of religious experience and spirituality. But as you know, this one move in new directions by thinking about science and physics and cosmology. And how are these sort of fantastic scientific ideas have led to lead to at least a new vocabulary that people are using now to talk about near death experiences and and experiences and and even after life experiences and so on you mentioned in the beginning. And of course, as a as somebody who studies religious studies and religion, and how it interacts with the world and popular culture. You mentioned in the beginning. How belief in church formal religion, organized religion as sort of around the? Western world, but interest in spiritual and spirituality topics has has remained strong or increased that that that's kind of challenge for somebody in your line of work to figure out why that's happening. Yeah. I think it is. I think it is. And you know, that's why a lot of us are trying to study these these new forms of spirituality. I mean that was really as you say that was really how I began the book with this puzzle problem, which is no people still in America seem to have a lot of I guess, we call spiritual beliefs they pretty high numbers in America. Believe in ghosts or believe in spirits are believing God. And yet on the other hand as you say participation and traditional religious congregations are -ffiliated in traditional relate with traditional religious congregations. Those things seem to be going down. How how can we think about this? How can we talk about this? You know, how how is it? The case that people seem to have a very robust sense of belief and other worlds, and spirituality and the absence really in the absence of participation in traditional congregation. So that's what I tried to think about and trying to think where where people getting these ideas, you know, where where are people getting their beliefs their ideas about other worlds, and I'm kind of a big science documentary person. And I'm I'm real I'm kind of like a science nerd, and in a sense and interested in pop science pop science books, and I think there is there's a lot of sort of fantastic scientific concepts that circulate now in our culture, and I think, you know, concepts like. Dark matter or dark energy or even thinking about insanity or thinking about the multi-diverse thinking about higher dimensions. I think all of these fantastic scientific concepts which I think scientists themselves embrace with a kind of with offensive on mystery and wonder I think those concepts are sort of the seedbed for for new spiritual conceptions, and and that's and that's what I try to look at it the book. Well, you know, we I don't imagine you listen to the program all that often. But on this program, we talk about some pretty wild stuff. And I think is that scientists would have a hard time. It's too late. Yeah. Pretty wild stuff that I think mainstream scientists generally have a tough time getting their head around a near death experiences out of body experiences encounters with other realities. Time slips things of that sort that you you've sort of reached out look kind of look for a way to maybe make a bridge between science and those kinds of subjects with this understanding of parallel realities other dimensions higher dimensions. We talk about that those kinds of concepts on the program all the time as if it's a given they're given. But we don't really I don't think many of us know, I can't get my head around other dimensions. And. I it's it hurts even think about it. But you take a deep dive into sorta why those kind of concepts are so commonly held. So that that was important not only to reach out to people like us who discuss these crazy things. But also to science, right? Yeah. I think so. Yeah, I think so I mean one thing I tried to do in the book is I try to try to demystify a little bit the discussion about other dimensions. And in the first couple of chapters. The book I ask the question what what an extra dimension on? And I talked a bit about I talk a bit about that. And maybe I can just say worried about that for for the listeners tonight. Yes. Yeah. Go for it. The idea of another dimension is not that not that SO Tarik. After all. I mean, we have we have we have three directions or dimensions three spatial dimensions that we live in and that's length with and height. And those are our three directions or or dimensions. There's an additional dimension that we sometimes talk about is the fourth mention since Einstein, and that's time. So we live in a afforded mentionable space time world an Einstein. I spoke about this. But some of the people I talk about in my book talk about an additional spatial dimension a direction in space or adventure and space that different from the other three. So we can think of like we we draw a line on a piece of paper, align is a one dimensional object. It has length if you then draw last square on that same piece of paper, it has two directions or dimensions that has length and width, and then you could you could draw cube on the paper or you could hold a rubik's cube in your hand, and that would be a three dimensional object has three spatial dimensions length width and height. And then the question becomes, okay. What about a fourth direction fourth? Mansion. And this would be a this'll be an object that has length width height and something else and something else is the tricky part. Something else is the is the direction that we cannot perceive. So if there is such a direction to reality or dimension to reality. It's it's evidently not something that we can we can see or perceive. So this this is the possibility raised by mathematicians, and and actually others some philosophers on in the back to the eighteenth century, but really in the nineteenth century mathematicians, raise this possibility. Right. It seems like kind of a strange thing to think about well. How could there be another direction or dimension to reality? You know? And why would there be one well mathematicians in the nineteenth century start to use? This idea was in the context of their mathematical equations, and the reason they do is they want to they want to make the mathematics of of the universe of its forces in laws, more simple and more elegant, and they. I find that they find that at work. They find that they find cooperating an extra spatial dimension fourth spatial dimension that the mathematics of the universe is laws. Enforces look better on the equations, but cleaner, they seem simpler more elegant and so on so and in fact, just skip forward to today today, you still have mathematicians doing the same thing you still have mathematicians incorporating within the context of their within the context of their mathematical equations, higher spatial dimensions. Not not just fourth spatial dimension, even fifth sixth seventh even more and these are string theorists. I dunno. If you or your member, the audience of her to string theory, but sure excuse me, so yeah, they're string theory, m theory brain theory. So these these are basically mathematical theories that incorporate these other dimensions, and and they do it again in order to. Make make simpler and more elegant the basic equations that govern govern the universe their string theorists. And theoretical physicists mathematicians who do this are really trying to wrestle with one problem. And it really is the biggest problem in modern physics. And the problem is that we have two sets of equations that seemed to govern reality. And we know that both sets of equations are correct. But we also know that they don't fit together. Have we have we have a set of equations that govern very small things in the universe and government govern the subatomic world or the atomic world world of the quantum? And we know those equations work, we know they're correct on the other hand, we have set of equations that govern the movement. The of the very large so planets and sons and galaxies and sawn, and he's Einstein's theory of general relativity, we we know both of those sets of equations are correct. But we also can't see a way for them to fit together. They don't they don't fit together so string theorists and others are assuming that there are additional spatial dimensions. And they're using them in order to come up with a single set of mathematical equations that would be encompassing. And that would put together the other the other equations that we have it's in between sort of the Einsteinian version and the quantum version you have things like spooky action at a distance which scientists have struggled to explain entanglement theory. Right. Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. Yeah. I mean, you know. Mathematicians who who work on these subjects also have to wrestle with other mysteries? Right. There are other mysteries reveal by Konta mechanics for sure. Yeah. Definitely trying to wrestle with the problem of having two sets of questions that don't fit together, and they're and they're using higher dimensional concepts to try to try to work on that. But as you say, yes, there's there's other strange and uncanny on implications of quantum physics that that that have found their way into pop culture for sure, you know, and and and all these ideas, I think to some extent have found their way into pop culture, and I tried to talk about that in the book as well. Right. The book is not just about scientists working on these ideas, the book is about scientists who work on these ideas. But then scientists who don't have religious experiences, and then try to use these ideas to think about them, and then even other people who who have religious experiences and start to talk about them as higher dimensional or somehow related to some some concepts in physics. Maybe we could use flatland as a illustration, it's both an illustration and sort of an inspiration for a lot of the people who you write about in this book, tell us about flatland. I guess it was a pop culture phenomenon when it came out. Yeah. Absolutely. Yeah. Plowing a great little book. So it's kind of classic science fiction or mass fiction. Book written a long time ago written in eighteen eighty four thirty has quite cultural life, and in fact, I I remember reading flatlined in highschool calculus. So p math students all over the world still read flatland as a way of kind of expanding our thinking about you know, what does it what does it mean to live in the kinds of spaces and kind of dimensions. We live in. So yeah, it's a great little book written by an Anglican priest named Edwin Abbott. He was British. He was he was raised in the middle of the nineteenth century coming to coming to age in an era of science and wrestling, what it meant to be religious. And scientific at the same time..
"christopher white" Discussed on WLAC
"Is coast to coast AM with George Knapp. Now, here's George Pink Floyd. Hey, you from the wall brings us back into the program. You know, we all ask ourselves the same questions. A why are we here? What comes next is? That all there is the current scientific paradigms tells us that when we die. That's it. That's the end at many of the experiences that people report over the centuries things that happened to them for real or not real they can't exist. And therefore, they don't, you know, the disconnect between centuries of human experience and rigid doctrine is maybe one reason why so many people have given up on science in ways that are probably inappropriate and unfair and also possibly dangerous. Is there a way to reconcile the seemingly bizarre experiences that people have reported through the centuries out of body experiences? Missing time time. Slips near death encounters other realities science versus spirituality, science and religion is their way to bridge all of that. Well, Dr Christopher white has written. A remarkable new book that offers a unique and new understanding of topics that we often discuss here on this program. But can't really explain other dimensions of the realities whether or not this reality might bleed into others and vice versa in a moment. We'll take a deep dive into the deep end of that pool. And I think you will be enthralled as I was when I read this. We'll be right back..
"christopher white" Discussed on WTVN
"Coast and worldwide on the internet. This is coast to coast AM with George Knapp. Now, here's George Pink Floyd. Hey, you from the wall brings us back into the program. You know, we all ask ourselves the same questions. I'll why are we here? What comes next is? That all there is the current scientific paradigms tells us that when we die. That's it. That's the end at many of the experiences that people report over the centuries things that happen to them for real or not real they can't exist. And therefore, they don't, you know, the disconnect between centuries of human experience and rigid doctrine is maybe one reason why so many people have given up on science in ways that are probably inappropriate and unfair and also possibly dangerous. Is there a way to reconcile the seemingly bizarre experiences? The people have reported through the centuries out of body experiences. Missing time time slot. Lips near death encounters other realities science versus spirituality, science and religion is their way to bridge all of that. Well, Dr Christopher white has written. A remarkable new book that offers a unique and new understanding of topics that we often discuss here on this program. But can't really explain other dimensions of the realities whether or not this reality might bleed into others and vice versa in a moment. We'll take a deep dive into the deep end of that pool. And I think you will be enthralled as I was when I read this. We'll be right back..
"christopher white" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"From coast to coast and worldwide on the internet. This is coast to coast AM with George Knapp. Now, here's George Pink Floyd. Hey, you from the wall brings us back into the program. You know, we all ask ourselves the same questions. A why are we here? What comes next is? That all there is the current scientific paradigms tells us that when we die. That's it. That's the end at many of the experiences that people report over the centuries things that happened to them for real or not real they can't exist. And therefore, they don't, you know, the disconnect between centuries of human experience and rigid doctrine is maybe one reason why so many people have given up on science in ways that are probably inappropriate and unfair and also possibly dangerous. Is there a way to reconcile the seemingly bizarre experiences? The people have reported through the centuries out of body experiences. Missing time time slips near death encounters other realities science versus spirituality, science and religion is their way to bridge all of that. Well, Dr Christopher white has written. A remarkable new book that offers a unique and new understanding of topics that we often discuss here on this program. But can't really explain other dimensions of the realities whether or not this reality might bleed. Lead into others and vice versa in a moment. We'll take a deep dive into the deep end of that poll. And I think you will be enthralled as I was when I read this. We'll be right back. If.
"christopher white" Discussed on KGO 810
"Census on on what actually happened? It's it remains, you know, mainstream. But there are a lot of weight aspects to the story, which I guess, unfortunately, you know, we'll never really know the answer. I think it's going to remind mystery, unfortunately. Nick, I don't know how when you sleep you. You are as prolific and author as I know in the world any wanna wanna talk about anything else? You got coming up. We've got about a minute left. Well, as a cell, you know, that's the new books chop sake. Alien abduction falls. That's the one. I'm sort of, you know, promoting now as I said, the reason I wanted to write it was because yesterday and a lot of books written on abductions, but a book it's sort of actually addresses fate of ain't files on everything from abductions to missing time to black helicopters. You know, it presents a new angle on the objection issue. If you like thank you, Nick. It's always great to have you here when I urge people to take a look at the new book and also the monster buck, it's a great one to have your library. If you're interested in these kind of subjects always good to have year. Thank you, Nick. All right. Thanks a lot Joe. And coming up something that that might put a different perspective on the kind of subjects. We talk about on this show. It's called other world spirituality, the search for invisible. Dimensions by Christopher white a whole different take on these subjects that sorta might be a bridge between science, and spirituality and the weirdness that we discuss on this program from time to time. We'll be right back with more here on coast to coast AM..
"christopher white" Discussed on WCPT 820
"And thin and handsome makes you know which lends makes you win handsome but is there a circuit me the trudeau lens we talked about this with former boy christopher white who said you know liberals would would have been sharing talking to talking to kim jon thousand several thousand seventy right the difference is that i don't think obama would have made it a spectacle i don't think it would have been to avoid an investigation and hopefully would have included several pre forbidding bowing or apologizing this this is pathetic this groveling before third world dictator i mean it's just okay and also you can see the difference if you want to see the different look at the iran deal it is no photo ops no but i mean i over years with expert after expert that with all of these verifications this is why it was working i mean i this all he knows how to do is destroy stuff he doesn't know how to negotiate anything i truly think he thinks he's a king just the utterance of that word sleep well america your king and he literally ended really eerie scary i don't really flaky came out of the bush's without us watching his pants and he's like now that we did a big win big win for me i mean i thought it was just me and then you start to listen to all the experts on tv and you're like no we got nothing we literally got nothing he kim jong nothing thank you you he got everything already legitimacy on the world's stage he got the summit he got you know we're gonna stick he actually do adopted his language war games and provocative yes well like their reporting of north korea now they're saying that we agreed to lift sanctions what did they say yesterday.
"christopher white" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Those for important so i mix fears about the story and not because sometimes i get confused from our cuban so look on the one hand um sh why would she make it up and uh and he remembers it from the time the security guard does and told a friend their friend said yes he told me at the time she remembered obviously remembers it and filed with the police immediately and told her boyfriend her boyfriend was really mad obviously he remembers the from the time so they're not making it up later on the other hand uh therefore witnesses who say they didn't see it they can't say definitively did it didn't happen but they the cops saw two four people the manager of the barrel room to security workers in a bartender all of four said they saw no misconduct from cuban again that doesn't mean didn't happen if we didn't see it right it's an end in what he describes the security guard who now says christopher white who says that he thinks that might have happened he didn't say that he saw him doing it he said he saw his hand going the lower than the waste she jumped and then the energy in the room exploded other people say and i questioned the other four witnesses a little bit because they say no nobody noticed anything and it was no big deal while shoe and filed the police so it it seems more credible that the energy in the room with a change the cetera but on the other hand chris avoid the next we see it right so and it's from seven years ago so and there is no surveillance because this all took place in.
"christopher white" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"I recognize the political desire to be seen as blindsided by all this but how could you not have seen this coming our immigration system is worse than anybody ever realized countless innocent american lives have been stolen danger is dangerous dangerous criminals deadly and it is deadly non enforcement policies thousands of criminal aliens crime all over the place anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country and back to the country from which they can my first hour in office those people are john they're days have run out in this country the crime will stop they're going to be gone it will be over that speech happened almost exactly a year ago in phoenix arizona now the president has announced plans to go back to arizona presumably for another high minded soothing performance like that but now the mayor of phoenix arizona is asking the president to please stay away please don't do it please don't come to our city how was that one going to end the phoenix mayor joins us now the president's just announced he wants to do a campaignstyle rally next week in phoenix arizona the mayor of phoenix is asking the president to not do it and he's raising the question of why the president wants to do it in the first place the mayor says quote our nation is still healing from the tragic events in charlottesville if president trump is coming to phoenix to announce a pardon for recently convicted former sheriff joe arpaio than it will be clear that his true intent is to inflame emotions and further divide our nation joining us now is greg stanton he's the mayor of phoenix arizona mayor stanton i really appreciate your time tonight sir thanks for being with us happy to be your region outlet let me just ask christopher white house has responded at all to your requests that the president should cancel this event.