20 Episode results for "Dearborn"
Inside Dearborn's Longboard By Jolly Pumpkin
"We spend a lot of time in the city but more and more and mostly by popular demand. We're venturing into the suburbs. It's a running running gag among my friends that once I cross eight mile or if I go too far west say west of Wyoming or telegraph so they start to turn to dust and blow away into thin air but in here to tell you that this simply isn't the case and approve this today. It's to the West downtown of Dearborn. There's a new spot longboard by Jolly Pumpkin. The peaked. Our interest this along Michigan Avenue and that is where we're visiting today. This is your daily Detroit for December Eighteenth Twenty nineteen. I'm Jerry stays in Randy Walker's conversation right after we think sponsor our show this week is brought to you by in part the Sleigh Ball. It's a winter dance party this Saturday night featuring raven even from Ru Paul's Drag Race Ensemble of local drag queens and DJ's event takes place at Saint Andrews Hall and opens at Nine PM and in the party were told goes on all night and daily Detroit listeners. Get a discount use code daily Detroit Twenty five to twenty five percent off regular regular or VIP tickets. There will be Lincoln the show notes or visit facebook dot com slash hardtop Detroit for more information Randy Walker. Welcome back to the studio. It's always a pleasure so we had a lot of fun the other day in we. Yeah not only did we get to attend and a event at Ford. We got to test out the new jolly pumpkin concept longboard. Yeah and you know and one of the things I like about that one. Two Punch of that night is that it's really clear to me. That Dearborn is starting to develop a downtown that is really walkable and enjoyable. Today I was having always had things. They've always had great food in Dearborn Dearborn so many like fun culinary things to go for but I really liked it. They're getting together like this kind of walkable district. Yeah part of that is this new wagner place that houses houses Ford and will eventually house. I believe seven restaurants. Yeah it's part of their whole like Ford land thing that they're doing and if this is the kind of stuff that is we're going to see in Cork Orc town as Ford's doing more investments. I'm actually kind of excited. 'cause you know that dense walkable thing I mean that's what we're supposed to have cities absolutely all right. So let's talk about out the bell of the ball the darling of this episode longboard now. This is a concept by jolly. Pumpkin and I would say randy in general like I've always he's had really good experiences. There enjoy Jolly Pumpkin. I used to work in Ann Arbor and would go to the downtown in Arbor Jolly Pumpkin frequently and one of the things about jolly. Pumpkin is that it is much more of like a group of concepts as opposed to one concept. You know like you think about a chain. This isn't necessarily a chain. But like you think about something to me like an applebees or whatever. They're all the same but with Jolly Pumpkin. There are elements that are shared. But each place seems to have its own. Identity is completely unique meek They'll have the truffle fries of course but the you know in Arbor has muscles on the menu. Oh Wow that's interesting. You know my experiences more with if the midtown place and I feel like there's a lot more pizza and things there but Dearborn let's talk about this place. It just opened like less than a month ago or about a month ago and and I mean some of the first impressions. We walked in the door. This place is big. It's huge. Yeah I was definitely impressed by the size of the place and how how open it it is even though they have all of those decorations up well and they have all of those decorations. So the thing about this one is that it's a tiki theme. If you go to jolly pumpkins you usually see things that I'd say like a low high or whatever like science but this one's definitely much more like like hands deep into the TIKI thing. Yeah they definitely take the team and run with it They've got a bunch of fund tiki pattern booth seats They've got long boards surfboards hanging from the ceilings. There's a bamboo and places some Polynesian art art so they definitely embraced the here. Why you'd be excited because I know that you sir are a regular at Tiki bars? I am I am indeed. I spend a lotta time at lost river. Long doesn't quite go as extreme as a full-on to Hiebert but it's definitely a tiki themed place. Now my question is is like at least for me I kind of enjoy the TIKI. I think they could have gone even farther absolutely there. There's a long way they could have gone but it's a good a on ramp to Tiki. Let's call it a Tiki onramp. Although there were some really nice details details like you were talking about before we got on the air. Here about these These booths Yay and I thought it was interesting. You pulled out like a very specific thing. Yeah so each the booths are you know there's a couple of different patterns. They use for the cushions on the booths a vibrant colors with teams. Hotson things like that so one one of the things I think people might not realize about the longboard is that you know you look at the sign and you look at the marketing. They say Pacific plates pores the Longboard by Jolly Pumpkin. But nowhere in there really. Does it talks about the fact that this is actually a tasting room randy right so that means they can only serve their own products their own beers and their own spirits In addition to the Jolly Kelly Pumpkin and North Peak Beers they have civilized and old mission spirits. What does that mean? From a mixologist. Point of view helped me out because although I enjoy enjoy good tiki drink and I make a few things like boulevard which is not take you drink but like I am not as versed as you. So for example. Rum's there are dozens of with different rooms that you would find it a Tiki bar. But they is more than Bacardi in the world absolutely and even different styles of Rum's but because they they can only serve their own spirits. I saw only to listen to something that you said rum and spiced rum. So I'm not sure if those were two different like the acme round like I'm not sure I'm assuming that would probably be a silver rum. And then the spice realm is probably something with some color. In addition to the spice but you know tiki drinks also call for Agricole Rum's or Jamaican Rum's pot still coffee still different types of rum made different ways throughout the world. One of the drinks I really enjoyed me personally. I'm one of those crazy people who is a gin fan and there was a drink called the Eddie that I enjoyed a lot and I found out later. This kind of a twist on a classic T.. He drank the Saturn. Yes so the Saturn is a classic smugglers cove tiki drink smugglers. Okay so help me out. What does that mean? Smugglers cove is one of the the og tiki concepts. Okay okay they put a nice twist on and the Eddie by infusing Jin with fiscus flowers. Oh wow see that's maybe why liked it so much like even when I go to like some coffee shops or whatever and get like high Bisconti or things like that. I'm Joe I'm always a fan of it. Yeah IT'S A. It's a great flavor. A nice listen tart bright pink colors and so the high biscuits was kind of like the difference maker in that right like this is the passion fruit passion. Fruit flirt him or shot it in lemon juice the hibiscus is definitely. What makes it the Eddie from the center right and they have draft cocktails and things like that but I I think for me anyway? The Eddie was the one that I like walked away with it. I was really really happy with of the of the drinks. We tried that night. I would have to agree with that. The Eddie was my favorite too well and so the other thing about Jolly Pumpkin can is that they're really into beer and sour beer and I know you're a fan of sour beer. Can you kind of talk about what Sour Beers for the uninitiated and like why you like it so much usually usually when you think of beer you think of something that's hoppy or bitter sour beer is usually fermented by a couple of different types of bacteria So it really has this like warhead warhead. Pucker your cheeks tartness to it. Okay and that just gives it a whole different flavor profile absolutely opposite end of the spectrum sour to bitter completely different and syringe in the Pantheon of Sour Beers how does jolly pumpkin stack up a jolly good a lot of good flavors A lot of unique blends that they come up with so pretty stock solid sour beer and we try to few of them. Were there any of the ones that specifically you liked or were you just kind of in Sour beer heaven. They had a variation of their own order. CALABASA which is go to the Pumpkin With blackberry and lime okay. The black. Mary didn't add sweetness to it. You could really taste the dry just black berry. Sorry flavor well and being taproom they serve out interesting stuff they also have a Holiday beer yeah. That was good to those a little a little little strong little potent but I mean I do. I mean I was just recently at borough face all now like Oh eight point six. The nine I'm I'm in So yeah maybe you limit yourself to two of those. Yeah get yourself or call an uber. Absolutely all right so moving on because there is just so much to you cover with this place. 'cause they've got food too. Yeah they do a couple of unique things and I guess like I said all of the Jolly Pumpkins have their unique takes but They do like Polka bowls. Goals and I had a rap. Okay the flavors of that were were pretty good actually ahead a macadamia nuts and avocado Spicy sauce it was pretty good. Yeah the one thing I would look at is like I feel like it was definitely kind of strong on the flavors with the tuna. They you know just kind of tweak the balance on that a little bit. It's really good. The the tuna got kind of lost amongst those other strong flavor so just a some growing pains. Yeah Yeah like these are minor nitpicks. This is a really good dish one and I really enjoyed. I never knew that I would like pickled grapes. I had no idea that a that. That was thing and be that I would like them so much. Yeah let's Certainly unique ingredients on their Vegan TACO. And that's the other thing is so I am a An unabashed meter. I tried Vegan. tacos I was in honor of our co host Fen. Who couldn't make it to the event who's always into the I would I should say the healthier sides of things and you know what they executed it really? Well I think what I like about it is. I'm big into if you're GONNA do vegetarian or Vegan food it really tastes like what it what it is and they they did a really nice job with the flavor balance and everything on that and then Cheyenne was also with this. She had the chicken sandwich which is a jolly pumpkin staple as well. Yeah we tried all these. It was on the menu here too. So you know if you've been to another jolly pumpkin and want to stay in a comfort zone than you know the truffle fries. Chicken Sandwich when one thing about that chicken sandwich I thought and and I had forgotten about this is I think it's actually a Saracho infused Bun yes. That was a interesting experience interesting. I enjoyed I personally. Liked it a lot. Well you know I think this is a nice addition to downtown Dearborn Michigan and Oakwood corridor corridor is seeing a lot and you know your closest stuff you could stop by this place like on the way to Greenfield village on four. Yep and then there's just like Dearborn Dearborn got a just a a bunch of interesting things and if you're not feeling like you're Middle Eastern food when you head out that way or you're going through downtown Dearborn I mean I say thumbs up on in this place I do too yeah. I'll definitely visit with friends when I'm in the area all right. We'll have linked tune in the show notes and Randy. Thanks so much for coming on another culinary adventure my pleasure pleasure all right. That'll do it for today and for tomorrow's arose show. We are going to dive into a bunch of stories around town and I'm looking forward to it. Also thanks to our members on Patriot. Make this whole thing possible you can join them at Patriotair dot com slash daily Detroit. And if you have feedback or tips for the show send us a note at daily Detroit at gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you and it really does help shape what we focus on. Well thanks for listening. I'm jared days take care of each other will see you around Detroit.
Dearborn & Oakland County Turn Focus To Economic Aid, Detroit City FC Spring Season Is Canceled
"This is your daily. Detroit for Wednesday April. Twenty Ninth Twenty Twenty. I'm spend Gustafsen and I'm Jerry stays. Today's show is in three parts. First headlines to know what the pandemic including an update on progress in the city of Detroit an economic recovery Task Force in Oakland County and a pause on student. Loan payments for some recipients. Then there's help for entrepreneurs in the city of Dearborn. I talk about a new grant program with Christina Shepherd of the East and West Dearborn. Da's and finally span checks in with Fletcher sharp on the news of Detroit City F C canceling their spring season and much more. Let's get right to it first. Up the top line numbers. There were more than one. Thousand new confirmed corona virus cases in Michigan and one hundred and twenty deaths as of the latest numbers. Tuesday the official report says one hundred sixty deaths but forty of those are from earlier in the month. Three thousand five hundred sixty seven. Michiganders' have perished from cove in nineteen and at the current pace. We will cross forty thousand cases sometime in the next twenty four hours. There's also a new statistic to report. The state says that more than eighty three hundred people have recovered from the virus. State defines that as someone who is still alive thirty days after they get symptoms that number lags by a few days and is current as of April. Twenty fourth jared. The city of Detroit has been one of the hot spots in the nation for the corona virus. Pandemic you've been watching a lot of digital news conference lately staying on top of this. What's the latest well? Let's get started with a bit of the bad news. And then we'll hit the good news. The death toll in the city is nearing one thousand. As nine hundred eighty eight citizens have died. That's almost one in seven hundred detroiters. According to Mayor Mike Duggan although the number is up thirty nine officially overnight the mayor saying that they were reporting problems and span we. We mentioned this in the statewide numbers and that some deaths are coming in from late. March and early April and things were apparently way worse than we knew of back then because of the slow data that we're just seeing now. What about that Field Hospital at the center of formerly known as Cobo Hall? What's happening over there? Well there are just sixteen patients over there at the field hospital and at this pace it won't be long until it shut down. That's something that Mayor Mike duggan showed. He also shared that with hospitalizations declining. We currently have one hundred empty. Icu BEDS and five hundred regular adult beds at Detroit hospitals right now so A little bit of a Good news seems like things are starting to get a little better. I'm cautiously yes. One side of this is that two hundred city workers who cut grass and do other maintenance work are coming back on the job and the process for this. I wanted to walk through because I think it's going to be one. A lot of companies are going to end up following and this is one that was created by both the administration and the unions who agreed on this regimen so it it's good that they work together in order to start working. Employees are going to have to take a net a corona virus test. And then it's going to have to come back negative. Then each day when employees get to work there temperature will be taken and I can tell you I have one of those checks her monitors here at home and it takes just a second. You just like scan. It just goes beep and there's temperature if a worker registers at one hundred degrees or more they will be referred right away medical care which is really nice to have that makes sense you working outside and so you You can be farther apart. I mean the only thing I would say about that is You know we know that some people Carry CAN TRANSMIT CORONA VIRUS. Who are not who had never show any symptoms. But this is a safe as we can Be I guess given UP WITH THAT IN MIND. On top of this the employees are going to be split between five worksites instead of two usually. There's two yards. The city of Detroit operates out of for these things they're actually going to deploy them to five sites and then they're also going to stagger when people report to work So that some will report our earlier. Some an hour later so that there's even more separation between people and keep them socially distanced interesting like you said. Probably a preview of how things are going to be for for some time going forward. Oakland County has a new task force to oversee the economic recovery from the downturn caused by the Corona Virus Pandemic County executive. David Coulter has named four co chairs and twenty six total members to the Kobe. Nineteen Economic Recovery Task Force members range from the private and public sectors nonprofits labor unions and educational institutions though focus on ways the county can support stabilization and recovery efforts and they'll make recommendations on how the county can help local businesses and organizations rebound from the shutdown separately. Oakland County says it has awarded Small Business Grants averaging twenty eight hundred dollars to nearly eight hundred small businesses. The County Board of Commissioners is expected to consider Coulter's request for a second round of funding at its meeting Wednesday about seventy five thousand recipients of student loans that are guaranteed by the State of Michigan are getting a reprieve during the corona virus crisis. The State's Department of Treasury says it will halt collections on Delinquent Federal Family Education Loan Program. Student loans made by financial institution but service by the Michigan Guarantee Agency until September Thirtieth. This means no penalties or garnish. Wages for borrowers if they miss a payment. The loans were made by private lenders but insured by the State. The federal government has issued the F. F. L. P. loans since two thousand ten. You know Jair I was when I was writing this story. It just dawned on me because we were talking about our food system. And some problems that we're GONNA be talking about on tomorrow's show and it just really struck me that this corona virus is is just remarkable. How it just keeps spotlighting weaknesses in our society like one after another after another. It is communities just really remarkable like nothing else before. I think. Here's an idea if you're looking for a way to give back. During this crisis was a grassroots organization called FLAG METRO DETROIT. It stands for frontline appreciation group. They organized as a way to funnel donations to local restaurants to provide freshly prepared meals for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the corona virus outbreak. Starting Tuesday this suburban collection automotive dealership network is offering a dollar dollar match up to ten thousand dollars to flag. Flag says it is raised two hundred sixty five thousand dollars and deliver twenty seven thousand meals from fifty locally owned restaurants in its five weeks of operation you can find out all about them and donate at Flag Metro Detroit Dot. Org or find them. Facebook we will of course put a link in the show notes. The city of Dearborn has announced. It's making small business. Grants available for up to five thousand dollars. They apply to businesses with seventeen or fewer employees and sole proprietors located in Dearborn. They're intended to help businesses for thirty days while they pursue other resources in joining us via squad. Cast is Christina Shepherd. Acs She's executive director of the East and West Dearborn DA's she formerly ran the Ferndale. Da here in my hometown. Christina welcomed to daily Detroit. Thanks for having me absolutely kind of businesses. Are these grants designed to help the smallest of the small businesses? The ones that are getting missed in all of the federal funding that has been coming out daily. I see friends that are business owners and those who I work with. They're struggling to get access to these for a variety of reasons so this is really to help those in particular to give them a little bit of cash flow to get them through the kind of expenses costs and everything can the grants be used to cover. It can definitely be used for rant. Employee Costs Utilities. As well as we've added in there that you can utilize it for migration to ecommerce things that will help you to stabilize your business in get you going into platforms for the new world of curbside delivery and takeout. I know this whole program is kind of a partnership with a variety of different organizations. Right how are they being funded? It is being funded through the New Economy Initiative. We started working with them. Probably only like two weeks ago on this so this came down really fast and our partners at the table include the DA's the city of Dearborn and its other corridor improvement authorities that we have Warren Index Verner as well as access and We have partnered up with our chambers to help us to get the word out and help us be a part of that team so both the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce the American Arab Chamber of Commerce and the Yemeni American Chamber of Commerce. Now I know the application window goes through I think noon on. May I if I have that correct correct? We will definitely put a link to more information in the show notes Christina. How many grants are available or is there a limited number or is it just as many as take them up as many as we can possibly fund obviously there are some criterion all affiliations within which is on the website where the application resides at excess community dot? Org that will help us. Determine really how much we can fund per business is up to five thousand dollars but depending on your size you'll either by up to twenty five hundred or you'll qualify up to five thousand and then we take a look at the losses that you've incurred over these last on basically almost two months now and also your projections for the next month So that will help us to determine how much is needed per business and hopefully be able to give funding to a lot of businesses. And you know right now. I know that there are many who have applied and I'll just encourage everyone. Get out there and apply. It's not too late. We haven't cut off. The number of applications Christina Shepherdess is executive director of the East and West Dearborn. Dda's Christina. Thanks so much for joining us today. Thanks for having US and I hope all of our businesses just keep a positive attitude and keep charging forward utilize your local. Da's and your city and other business resources for all the help that you can possibly reach joining us. Skype is a voice. We haven't heard a lot from lately with the sports world on hold Fletcher Sharp High Doing Fletcher. I'm okay. No sports means no work though so in a way up furloughed so I've been trying to be at peace with that all right so yesterday. Detroit CITY F C sent out a statement talking about the men's spring season. What did they save letter? Essentially that Nusa contacted all the teams and decided to suspend the spring season which normally would be the death blow for city of see in any other team in their league as the most competed last year. Which has one season but professional leagues safe? The alas typically have a spring and a fall season a while. The spring season is canceled. There is still a chance to play it later in the year but as of right now the season that was anticipating their first ever professional season. Coming up right here will not happen. Unfortunately 'cause niece has deemed it unsafe especially with a lot of states adding their dates to meet in groups pushed back Michigan. That push back to May fifteenth. So that's going to drastically affects more. He's home games plus the young and they're leaving the door open for a possible summer season as that right there. I think there are more so focused towards the fall season. Not really much of a chance in transparency. Together this late although there are some teams in certain states being able to get rated at least somewhat practice together maybe not in official capacity. But like you know stay in shape Fletcher. This was also supposed to be the debut season of Detroit City F C Women's team. What's on there? The U. WS right now has not made a statement so one can assume that they are just waiting for the season to start which we can only hope they are that the season's going to start soon well not soon but you know within the proper precautions. They canceled this season. It would not be like the men's side we said has a spring and fall session as this is not professional league be closer to all the other semi professional leagues like the NPS L. who only have one session. So it's canceled. It would be just done. Which would be kind of a death blow for me for the year for soccer. The State of Michigan is not only. Would we be deprived but all these people who had all these expectations come out and play? Represent team would all have to wait for a year and a lot can change in a year for certain people so hopefully within the proper precautions we can get out there and watch some people kick the ball around. Yeah absolutely meanwhile. The women's team roster has been taking shape as if full steam ahead with plans to eventually resume play this season Fletcher. What stands out who I should say stands out to you on the roster as it stands today so they got former Michigan Stars coach. Sam who was not doing three of the men. But it's been great. Coaching the women when he transitioned to the UWSA getting him at a steel because he someone to get all the talent out of all the women. I have four players. I'll go over really quickly. There's Meyer Romero. Who is a Trinidad and Tobago national team member at Centerback? It's a great at the half to have someone. Maybe a bit older than college a year to out who's already represented their national team. So you know they have poisoned the back. You have Sarah Hughes who plays for Auburn Lumber Jills or used to play. She applied her time at Michigan State as afford midfielder she now plays defender. You also have Danielle Tony. Also from a big ten school. At Penn state bit more pedigree. She is top. Ten in goals scored points assists games played. I know her because she plays in. Dc NFL and if you've ever watched play you can definitely tell she played it a big college and this last one who spotlighting. Not because I think she'll be a great player but also because she's a friend of mine. Aaron Wide Played at Adrian two-time a MVP thirteenth player? In I in Adrian History for being main. Mvp first team player two years at a row left Adrian second in points and assists third in game winning goals. She puts the ball in the net. She often played in. Dc fell and has probably quickest feed. I've ever seen with my own eyes including professional games seen. She's top five easily so they should have a really devastating Middle of the field taken together with Sydney Blomqvist as well who played in Europe at sporting clue deport. Y'All famine you know and in I think Finland as well Sounds like they're going to have a Pretty solid squad if and when the action kicks off. Yeah just I mean. Of course the game is not played on paper as played on the field but just looking at the names on this roster and the pedigree that they have. They're pulling together kind of like the men's team may be a bit better in in its infancy. Lipponen together. A lot of small college players who had great accolades some big college players who contributed pretty well. Unlike the men's team from earlier. They're getting a lot of players who have like maybe some professional but like international playing time whether to international team or those with international national team. Whether it's with some impression team overseas they're getting a lot of people who know how to play the game properly with it really solid coach so when they get a chance to play they should have problem jumping in against lansing. Ann Arbor Michigan Legends. It should be really fun time if the season happens to come. Hopefully it does but if it doesn't we all understand why well something we can all Keep as a hopeful. Sign looking forward to it and Hopefully Fletcher we can Get going with this and Have you on again? More regularly talking about Sports diversions and things like that. So Fletcher thanks so much for coming on and good to hear from you again Fisher guys in not having sports. I can come on and talk about making muffins and that'll be all for today's show from the North End Studio in the beautiful city of Detroit and from subterranean basement here in Ferndale. Thank you so much for listening to your daily Detroit a quick reminder that we are people powered media be sure. If you can do it I know these are tough times. But think about becoming a member at Patriotair dot com slash daily Detroit. It helps keep us fearlessly independent and working for you with that. I'm Jerry stays and I'm spend Gustafsen till next time. Take care of each other and we'll get through this thing together.
Defeating Anti-Semitism : How Not To Do It
"Hanging in Adolf Hitler's office in nineteen thirty one was a large portrait of Henry Ford because when it came to antisemitism. Hitler said quote, I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration. I'm Bill Newman. And this is the civil liberties minute facts regarding Ford's antisemitism, are well known undisputed and indeed self authenticated. Some were included in a biographical sketch of him in a recent edition of the magazine of the historical society of Dearborn Michigan. The birthplace of Ford's upon him. His car company in response to that article, the mayor of Dearborn Jonah Riley banned the distribution of the journal because the story interfered he said with his message and policies of inclusion and a Riley, it seems may well have full authority to censor the magazine because it's published by the city's historical commission, which is part and parcel and paid for by the city. Fortunately, censorship in America, often backfires, and it did hear the mayor's attempted censorship has. Caused the article and the journal to be distributed far wider than it ever has been in the past. So now, many many more people, including many in Dearborn know about Henry Ford's virulent and dangerous antisemitism, which is all to the good because as the philosopher and writer Jorge Santa Yana said, quote, those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.
Filming the Police
"<music> hello everyone and welcome back to another episode capela hunters podcast. Thank you so much for tuning in. We've got had a good episode for you today today. We're gonna talk about filming the police now. I really wanted to have her rant session. Today's rant session is going to be about people. The police <unk> zing police. Why is it that there does need to antagonize please. It's one thing and i totally get it. I totally understand that you wanna fill in the police and you wanna make sure sure that they are held accountable for their actions. Whether it's on the motor vehicle stop whether it's when they're taking citizen custody. I totally get that people out there want to be good. Upstanding law abiding citizens isn't protective of their own rights and therefore the rights of their fellow citizens but i don't get this constant antagonism. That's going on here for example. There was one video video that i came across. It's called central falls police harass driver and myself for recording in when it came across my facebook feed so i see it in the actual name of the video. Was something like ghetto officer. I don't know why whoever made the video or whoever labeled the video would call this officer. Galaxy certainly was not ghetto inner speech to ghetto l. in her presentation. She's a police officer and just because she had brown skin. I don't know she was hispanic or black or whatever some combination thereof as this new term racially uh-huh vigorous it doesn't really matter she wasn't ghetto in her presentation and whatsoever and was completely antagonistic of the guy who was filming the video standing very close to offices are doing their job and when he's asked to move aside to move a little bit down for the way or even by the officer the female officer who's talking about she tells him to move along long and he can't stand here because now you're struggling passage and everything like that now she was wrong in her assessment that he's obstructing free passes that loitering and everything like that you know don't do stuff like that as police officers superior officer out there you don't do stuff like that telling people false information making up stuff i will get into that and a little bit about how the courts actually feel about that kind thing but i think that immoral perspective from a leading type of perspective as far as police officers your morality or integrity and everything like that don't make stuff up. Don't tell people loitering when the not learning don't tell people they're obstructing free passes winter not obstructing free passes unless other pedestrians and citizens walking down the street and this person is actually blocking your pap in refusing to let let them pass that is obstructing passes not simply standing on a sidewalk. It's not loitering unless you're on private property told move unless you will have no other legitimate purpose so don't take away from polices integrity because you want to prove a point or whatever that hurts all officers when one officer does something like that because these videos go viral and it becomes a problem and mistakes so the reason i wanted to do video like i said is because i come across a number of videos across facebook my facebook feed. I see these videos from cop. Watch i see this video from all over and it really bothers me. In we all see these viral radios. We all see them all. The time heals millions of out there and millions of us to each in everyone of them however what really bothers me. I really wanted to have a rant. Session is just about these people. Were just doing things to deliberately. Tag is the police as one video that i was watching jin called felony arrest filming dearborn police station video. You guys can watch all this kind of stuff on youtube kinda naming a video. If you type that information in felony arrest fulfillment billboard police station video guy walks into the dearborn police station in dearborn michigan with a fifteen assault type rifles strapped around his shoulder he he is actually filming and his friend walks in with assault rifle and with decide honor honest. He's doing this while just to prove a point. He's doing this because the state of michigan which is supposed to be an open carry harry state and because he's in the public and because he's inches into a public space to a public building. I e the police station. He thinks that he has the right to walk in there and just be armed with an a._r. Fifteen listen. You're going to get the exact reaction that you're gonna get. He was drawn down on by by numerous officers. They pointed guns. Adam and eve eventually he was arrested for felony doesn't say what the felony charges was but i can imagine was for menacing or whatever name chart and i actually agree with the arrest should be walking into places that are designated into our peace and safety zone. That's police schools hospitals as you should be walking in the places like that just because there are places are open to the public or are public prop and one day some legislature later and at the end surprising that going to happen it may happen with these recent shootings that have happened in ohio in in texas and all the nation really it. They're going to get in their head that this open carry. Harry stuff is ridiculous and there's open carry stuff. These are fifteen styles all rifles and all these bands always background. Checks are really gonna start coming up your rhythm start. Cracking down and people are so resistant assistant to hold onto their rights and they wanna hold onto the rights to own guns or walk around with guns and this whole macho macho type of thing that they really paint the legislatures into the corner and they're going to react day the public not going to reaction until we're going to be in for quite a bit of a fight. We're going to be in for a quite a bit of a fight. You can't walk into police. Stations schools hospitals people's fire houses city halls and things like that just because you sign on on you. It's just not wise. I talked a little bit about this in my mass shootings episode so talked a little bit about it in the history of guns in that episode of my podcast check those out just understand what's going on here so let me give <hes> another video that i watched is called. Howdy cop threatens to arrest my family for recording this guy. Apparently he's got a number videos out here and he's partisan type award in ization. X.'s axes names gavin seem s._e. I am that's what is on his youtube video gavin seen he's got a couple of other videos partisan type of organization then he says the net cops particularly texas cops are out of control. Essentially what happens in this video that he's recording is he sees someone getting pulled over by the police. He has some very deep distrust or hatred most likely distrust for the police officers particularly where he lives so he sees someone getting stopped by the police. He's got placed in the handcuffs no now he pulls up behind them at some distance away. It's unclear from the videos the how many feet or yards he is away from the actual motor vehicle stop. He's got his wife and his four kids in in-car sorts this guy his wife four kids in the car. He sees someone being stopped and pulled over by the police. He then stops to start filming. The police officers then do what they had to do. As far as taking a person in custody apparently the person that they initially stopping motor vehicle stop how to warrant they then stop dealing with the person with the war and and they come back there to see what they doing so let me just give some some understanding to the general public as to why police officers would stop what they're doing in order to interact with these people who are a few feet a few yards whatever it is away inside incited tracy what they're doing as well as why there was that reaction from dearborn michigan police department as far. Someone walked into the police station with an a._r. Fifteen tight style rifles life. You have to understand the police. Officers have been ambushed. Get that through thick skulls. Police officers have been ambushed. They are trained rightfully so to be aware surroundings so someone pulls up on them behind them in a motor vehicle. Stop they had no idea who you are and what your purposes are so. Are you filming them especially when you start filming. Are you trying to get their tactics. I tried to get bad numbers. Are you trying to figure out what they do where they are are you. Are you trying to set up an ambush. They have no clue no idea as to why you're doing doing what you're doing and so when you pull up behind them automotive vehicle stop until walk or when you walk into their police stations that are going to have some type of reaction people have walked into police stations and started gunning them down. There's another video someone walking. The police station scoped out the police station then returned and then started shooting the place. The guy was daring. Atkinson walked into with a baloch seat. Mississippi police station scopes it out and then returns on to kill police officer so this raises the ire raises the mindset the suspicion of the officer they wanna. I don't know what you're doing. Why you're doing these these terrorist activities types of activities so you have to be very mindful of all this stuff so this is why officers get very suspicious when and they're being filmed by the by the public there was another video are watched him. What's this guy filming some type of f._a._a. Center some type of f._a._a. Building ending please could call they handle situations enough grace and care and so what happens from there is the guy starts ranting stuff totally antagonistic type of video. Guys starts starts revealing things about how it's totally legal to film f._a._a. Building any points to a document into a memo that was released by the f._a._a. Or or by the homeland security so actually looked up the memo that the guy was talking about forgive me it is very difficult for me to find this particular video. I saw on facebook unless listening to and watching this video. The on the national looked up the homeland kirti bulletin so here's just a little bit about this bulletin from the u._s. Department of homeland security law enforcement n._p._s. os kawais to review the guidelines provided in this i._b. Essential bulletin one encountering individuals photographing videotaping the exterior federal buildings in apply apply to guidance informants of their everyday duties to enhance protection of federal facilities. It is important that law enforcement imperials uphold the public's general right to photograph after exterior federal structures while being vigilant with respect to suspicious indicators or terrorists or criminal activities so citizens have the right to videotape shape photograph public buildings as long as you're standing on public property and everything like that they had the right to do that so homeland security to mind their officers there p._s._o.'s and police officers of what's going on here because people are deliberately just joined these things just to see if they can do you walking into places with guns on. You have just to see if he can can do them. You're you're filming and videotaping and photographing public buildings just to see what type of reaction you're gonna get the lot horse and and that's the biggest problem so let's just ask a simple question can you can anyone can a citizen film. The police does question has been asked and answered numerous times. Inequality answer is is yes. It is however very convoluted as to us to the answer that you can get. There's an article from city lab called the danger in recording the cop. This article was released in twenty fifteen. Fairly dated think it's worth reading just a little bit about this article. I remember this article is fairly old. I just on keep that in mind. One of the most recent cases is from july. When federal district judge philadelphia ruled that lawsuit alleging the police collins dale pennsylvania wrongfully arrested in mother whose recording officers as they allegedly harassed her husband and arrested her daughter could go for rejecting the arguments that there are no clearly established right the third circuit is yet to ooh whether there's clearly status right and in may new york federal district court judge kevin cast ruled that there was a clear right to record police officers in the case of video arrest viagra for arrested during occupy wall street protests finding that even though the second court nor the supreme court at articulate clear right report a police a reasonable police officer would have been on notice that retaliating against professional journalists were filming an arrest under circumstances allege would violate the first amendment the biggest case that says that we can is from glick versus conan <hes>. This is a case from two thousand eleven in the united states quarter of appeal. The first circuit circuit held that a citizen has the right to film the police record the police audio and video provided that they're in place where they deserve to be in. They are not interferring referring with the offices in the operations of the police officers so yes long story short is yes you can however this can still be case by case case scenario. It took the state of massachusetts not picking any state just making this clear. It's took the state of massachusetts quite some time to fall in line with this because there's an article in slate dot com it says federal court rules. You have the right to record the cops. Even in secret massachusetts had to stop arresting its citizens articles december two thousand eighteenth. Even though the law or the rules were clearly established back in two thousand eleven at massachusetts slow to get on board because they had a wiretapping law in an award in in order to record person's conversation you had to get both parties consent because he knew what they were doing was they were arresting people because obviously officers not giving consent to arrested people so they got smackdown for for arresting people for that even though they were recording audio and then people started recording people secretively in massachusetts right so he may be your phones in your pocket and rather than being held up with concede that you're recording the hat in your pocket and they were filming arrests and things like that according to article according to the state laws and everything like that and according to the federal court that law got struck down and you are now you as a citizen or citizens are able to record their officers even secret so you can have the following pocket a recording device in your pocket and you can still record them and federal courts have said that this is okay so the answer to that particular question is yes you can so again. I had to get back to why is it that people are doing these type of things. Do you want to exercise your right exercise right to believe that it's okay for you to walk around around with a gun on your hip okay great. You're showing that you're a tough guy. Do you want to exercise your right to so you can film federal buildings. Okay okay then. You're a tough tuukka understand. You're going to be approached. You're going to be questioned and now it's just an opportunity for you to to to flex your muscle. I guess that's what's going on in your brain or in your mind. I think is absolutely silly. I think it's i think there's better uses a police times and resources to challenge them. Anyone who's filming any type of building on public property private property. Whatever people gonna call the police and they have every right to call the police. What are you don't taking pictures of my house. We'd say doing taking pictures of these buildings. You know we had bombings. We've had planes flying into a building oklahoma city bomber years ago we have people who are walking the police stations and a walking out to return and she officers lip people stocking officers. I don't know they the officers don't know why you're taking pictures of their cars when new entering and exiting their ran garages and things like that people have been stocked off duty all of this type of stuff raises the ire in raises the attention of police officers and rightfully so you as a citizen or anyone as a citizen whose have some strangers just filing <unk> taking pictures. You're gonna call the police because yes because you're a private citizen but i would argue that the moment the police officer leaves his or her duty even though they are are technically an officer all the time of day. They have a right to be pull. Flights citizens enjoy their privacy not celebrities in that. That is probably a little pushback about that little disagreement but that's fine. I'm i think healthy debate is fine but i don't think that police officers ought to be stocked. When it goes to the beach go to the store or go to their workout facilities and everything like that so we have to be very careful about what we want to do. So one thing that here's where the pushback is going to come is that we have to understand that people are very much pro police. They wanted to police officers to do their job and do do it. Efficiently antidote affected and so you're going to get a lot of pushback. Here's one of those pushbacks which just came from this year and this from slate dot com or it says the supreme court. It just made it easier for police to arrest you for filming them. This is written by brian zell may thirty first two thousand nineteen once again. It's a slate. The name of the article is supreme court. It just made it easier for police to arrest you for filming them so let's just say the crux of the article says that if you are in place in your filming the police and you start jaywalking talking please do can then arrest you for the jaywalk now. This has always been some type of <hes> pretext type of stop. They're expanding it now. People were filmed the police so if you're some kind of black last matters rally or maga- rally or whatever you start doing a little something throw something on the ground for littering now you are really are ordering during our you're in a place where you shouldn't be jaywalking during something else very innocuous. They really want you for filling the police now you. They're making it easy for you so this is the type type of pushback of the courts are going to give and everything like that so here's the case nevez versus bartlett divided court ruled that individuals can't sue police officers for retaliatory arrests if those officers had probable cost them for any crime no matter how minor and that's true even if the real reason for the arrest was speech officers didn't like right that freedom of speech the first amendment right of speech freedom of the press and all that kind of stuff so if they want you for that speech right of filming the police the not gonna get you for that in other words if you are jaywalking violation of a local ordinance officers can arrest you without fear of liability even if they're making the rest only because you're participating in a black black lives matter demonstration or wearing make america great again cap because local laws are full of minor fractions like loitering. They are frequently violated without incident. Police police will often have a pretext rest. People engaged in speech. The officers don't like by immunizing such abuse nuevas may have devastating <unk> stating effects on demonstrators press photographers and anyone who wants to exercise their speech rights in public life the right to film. Please verbally challenged their officer misconduct so here you have it. You know so you gotta be very very careful about all this kind of stuff. People are just want to be out there flexing their muscle flexing the writing putting officers face because now they're getting a little bit of pushback in this particular case. They get may may very well. You know what i'll officers are looking for so. Let's say you wanna record police. You're out in the motor vehicle. Stop or or you see a police. Pull someone else over on a motor vehicle. Stop yourself are engaged the motor vehicle stop you wanna record police. What are the best methods to go about that. I if you're let's address it. If you were being stopped the police you're stopped and vehicle. You wanna record the police. So you put your own. I would bring it to you. Officers attend immediately listen. I'm filming a live streaming would ever see see no probably better to livestream the event so you live streaming events and you just let them know that you're recording filming live streaming. Whatever in so therefore put the officer noticed. Listen the second of all just be polite. There's no need to tag is like i said when i started this podcast when i started this particular episode it's the italian. Is that have a problem with officers wearing body cameras now. There's there's dash cam videos more likely there's other videos surveillance methods out there just telemann. There's no need to be antagonised at the officers and i would say this did officer to be polite be be courteous and everything like that respect and obey the law. I'm saying that the citizens and i'm saying that the officers respect to be courteous one towards one towards the other inform the officer that you are videotaping that you're live streaming as any other motor vehicle stop if he asked me for license registration insurance proof of insurance then give it to them presents him to it <hes> if you have a firearm on you notify the officer where the firearm is that you have licensed to carry and then obviously follow every single directions gives you swear it is and everything within like that license registration insurance go compartment and also up your firearm in their inform the officer even allow him to get the item is he or she chooses and obviously follow the directions and just be very vigilant and mindful about what's going on the very courteous in everything you do be very slow very methodical in your movement mint very deliberate slow methodical movements and only do those things that he's he or she is telling you to do and just be courteous right so just be curtis in london. Notice your film. I mean don't be antagonised the antagonism where the biggest problem if you decide to help another citizen because of you'd think that there's some type of funny business going on on the officers part you and not been stop you see someone else's can stop either pedestrian. Stop them means. Somebody's walking down the street and officers his company on them. Jump out of their cars inches approximately who's on pedestrian amoral or a bike. You're on a film them than listen. I while staying in the legal spot would you not obstructing traffic. We not learning fan so much private property and just begin to film. Make sure you stand. At least i would say twenty five yards away. States didn't saves distance user zoom in just record and don't antagonize officers. There's no need to say anything to them. In most let's cases unless they start engaging with you. Then you start engaging with them again i would say to all parties involved just respectful and everything don't there's a video by a guy named steve someone zimmerman of <hes> flex your rights orchids called five <unk> recording the police he goes to the cato institute and he's talking to and dealing with them about how to deal with police so how come the police five rules for recording police so that's a video that's on youtube. I talked about how to hold the camera what to say to the police one. The mother writes. It's in things like that so you guys can watch video. If the officer is insistent that you stop i mean i certainly don't recommend that you take an arrest or some it to any type of violence. I don't i would suddenly back up. Let the officer politely no that listen. I'm with it well within my rights. I'm doing this. It's been established according to numerous courts. I just gave you one glick converses kuni see you an i f f e glick versus kuna fy two thousand eleven case united states appeals first circuit court held the we had the rights and record sort i mimic right so therefore opposition of the spina so just don't stand underway that would be my racing will don't stand in the way impede on struck. Don't verbally abuse uh-huh. Don't interfere with the investigation. Don't do anything active to simply. Stand your passably recording if you feel the need to do that and if the officer's assistant you stop things he's like that he's gonna take your your camera. This also has been established. Officers cannot take your video recording device if they try to obviously don't fight them. Have your phone password protected into livestream everything that we the officers cannot take it any racer. Delete anything if you have a password protected on your phone as well as if you're live streaming therefore can be deleted at another time a case they do take now officers. Can they do feel that. There is some type of criminal activity not the crime of videotaping ought. That's a crime of wiretapping that however if you have recorded a possible homicide on your phone according to fight record something else that is simply a major adrian officers want then they can confiscate your phone and they then they must get a warrant for its. I don't think that just because you have a phone your claim to be a journalist when you really not uh-huh and you're claiming to be a journalist at the police officer cannot take your phone can review the footage. They can get a warrant that can confiscate your phone and get a warrant. My advice to you is is to anyone who wants to fill in the police. If you have any type of evidence evidentiary value on the phone just e mail it to them give to i mean what do you had to hide otherwise you're gonna take your whole fall. It may not ever get it back is probably gonna be corrupted damage and all that kind of stuff and then they're gonna take what they want so if you have something on their beat prettiest respectable in handle the information email eh them make copy for them just cooperate therefore they're not dig into the rest of your phone at that people want to exercise their rights and they don't want the g cooperative with police while hey that's your that's your understanding any it's your right not to want to go along with the police and what they're saying what they're trying to do so if you wanna make difficult for them then they'll make it difficult as well so and here we ought to pass my really just kind of wanted to elaborate a little bit about that. Take away a lot of confusion. That's going on number one. Let me just wrap this up. Listen as i mentioned so many times in this podcast that we really wanna bring the public and believe together and one thing we have to do is really begin to see eye to eye numerous laws numerous courts which have held that citizens have the right to sue phone. The police understand that glick versus cuniffe is probably the first and most definitive one. You can record a police in secret as long as they're doing what they're supposed to be doing listen. There's no need to be two antagonist. Officers no need to be walking the police stations exercising your rights to to open carry no need to be doing all this crazy crazy nonsense so understand that you have the right to record so just be courteous and respectful recording police officers record them and let them know what's going on. Mobile stops if you want to record them on their motor vehicle stops. Let them know where everything is be slow in reaching for everything. If you want to help another citizen listen you think another citizens being wrong stand at a good distance away from them. If you really care about the officers are doing now. I realize some people don't care. Some people think that there's officer much officer overreach. That's why the guy was with his four kids is filming wife and kids phone the police instead of going about his way because he wants to make sure that the police police officers aren't overstepping their bounds and get you need people to to sometimes mitchell the other people of being held accountable and that's what the video cameras attempting and trying to do. It's what body cans are attempting and trying to do and i get it. I really do get it. You know i'm all for videotaping the police mouth for overwatch all for police accountability. Please understand it but i'm also against very much so antagonizing. Please calling them stupid. Column all this kind of stuff in any officer listen. You've got to know that you can move your loss because these people lot there. They know them. Are they known. We do many circumstances. We're not thinking along these lines. You think it'd be because people are just going to respect authority but you gotta understand today that that day's pretty much gone people are not going to respect authority. People are not going to respect your right to to just run roughshod over or the state constitution over the national national constitution in over supreme court judgments and show. You better know what's going on. He tells someone get off the street and tell someone in the back up. Tell someone to to move along or they're going to be rested rested. You better know. Why are you going to rest. What is it specifically in exactly that they have done aunt or are doing that is going to to elicit arrest as a case in point. There's a guy in my own home. City water etiquette who was just a complete idiot he accosted the police and by that i mean just bothering the police and being antagonist agonised with his video camera would even open carry and things like that and so finally they had had enough officers and they ended up arresting him in the officer. The sergeant huaxi arrested wrote down everything that he had done in the past in his report and this is a a good lesson for other authors who may be listening to this is what the officer did the sergeant who actually wrote him up was he quoted every other instant that he could think of in the report all the time that he'd been arrested all the time he had had his guns taken away all the times he was he was arrested for trespass everything that he had done in his past put that in the report as well as obviously the things he had done that that you can't trust anyone for the things they've done in the past obviously but what he did was he built a case as to why this was important important for this day and i think that's very telling may be very wise for officers going forward you want to build a case against any type of continual type of agitator as to what is that. They're doing doing so officers out there number one be able to build a case and number two no. You're laws know your rules knows your policies procedures and everything like that know that it is okay for people to take pictures of federal buildings. Yes you can go through them have a conversation. That's what they're doing. You can ask them for identification. You can ask them. What are they doing. What's their purpose. Will they work for they kind of being some type of independent contractor independent news personal independent <hes> whatever so you can obviously go up to them and ask them these type of questions but understand you can't stop. You can't stop them as far as the terry stop. You can't stop them. As far as impeding their rights to move in also you cannot stop them as far as their ability to continue taking pictures into a video you understand that <hes> as police officers understand what you can and cannot do got understand that because people will put you on video and listen. You're going to be part of a viral video this day in this day day and age it sooner or later more than likely going to come. You're going to be the video so you had to be very careful and cautious about how you proceed forward so understand what you should and should not be doing so take a look at these the different videos that i suggested take a look at the different articles that i suggested it is okay for citizens in in officers. I'm telling everyone it is okay for people to film the police. I don't think it's okay for people to be antagonistic. Cops towards citizens citizens towards cops the polite and respectful and understand that these interactions can get a little heated because people want compliance officers weren't compliant in citizens also want compliance as far as officers obeying and respecting the law so understand it and do it the citizens. I hope that i would understand that officers. Have i've been ambushed a had been targeted ambushed a nato want people collecting any type of intelligence savannah's upon them that might cause them harm at different times and i stand by them with that i would not i wanted to be surveilled either people following around appalling to see when i'm leaving work when it comes to worker videotaping my license plates and things like that that is unfair and unreasonable and so therefore you're always going to be getting accosted and you're always going to be getting question. I hope that i saw something today. People can think about. I think about your interactions. These types of interactions are not going anywhere th they're not gonna. Stop people are gonna keep on film. The police are going to keep on watching the police and there's gonna be a growing phenomenon so the police officers out there listening you gotta be on your ps and qs. You gotta be on your total. You gotta know these laws better than they do. You gotta know who can and cannot be filming what can and what cannot be filmed no when they cannot be filmed understand that people can have a secret recording in their pocket as long as you're <unk> daily business as a police officer they can be found and you cannot arrest them in more than likely will lose any lawsuit against you so be mindful of that and understand that as you go about your daily business and as you go about your daily journeys in utah duty so that's the latest jab aside something today that really sparks in peace or attention. Thank you so much for listening if you have any questions or comments hit me up captain l. hunters a c._p._t. L. hunter twitter c._p._t. L. hunter instagram l. m. h. police training and consulting services l. m. h. training consulting services the email is hunter police consulting gmail.com eight hundred police consultant a g mail dot com hit me up and twitter instagram out or my email. That's until next time much love and peace in eh.
Peso, Bowlero, And Is There A Detroit Restaurant Bubble?
"The Drinks Oh yeah welcome to your daily Detroit for Monday. July twenty ninth twenty nineteen. I'm Jareth stays Detroit's food and drink seeing continues to be active but have we hit the peak. Today is a conversation that me spend Guston. Indefinite Riley had on Friday about what's new notable Detroit's dining world including one of the places. I'm excited about a fully retro Bowling Alley up near Fourteen mile. I was GONNA run this conversation before the weekend but to be honest moving has been well. Let's just you say entertaining a squatter decided to stay in our future rental so your devoted podcast or has been living out of a suitcase and crashing on couches so a special shut out the Cheyenne no Sereni who edited the show for us all right. Let's get to what's fun around town right after this in the daily. Detroit podcast is brought to you by Milo my Lewis a digital marketing agency that produces amazing experiences for audiences they partner with their clients that drive business and create innovative content do cool stuff with them at Milo dot agency and joining us in the Detroit shipping companies studios a podcast Detroit on a sunny Friday afternoon is our own Devon O. Reilly man-about-town Devon. How's it going? It's great to be here as you mentioned on a sunny Friday afternoon. That's a great great phrase to us and it's always nice when we can <hes> we can sit out here in the studio and chat with yes well. You're always array of sunshine man. Thank you all right well. You know you are man-about-town and we always liked to talk about. Where's good places to go eat drink in the <hes> charming little Berg? We like to call Detroit so I think the big news that we have all been kind of talking about and everybody's talking about it is <hes> mark curly antics story in the free press published on Thursday think headline the restaurant boom in Metro Detroit is over so I think a lot of people you know talking obviously because we have been in no-doubt restaurant boom I think we can all agree on that even if we disagree with his contention but let me just sorta read sort of the <hes> the nut graph if if you will as the journalistic parlance he writes Metro Detroit recent spate of restaurant closings began quietly just before Christmas with the end of the Conserva in Ferndale and small plates on Broadway downtown then came the splash you're shutters. He goes on him. Read it all but hard rock cafe which broke out news on daily Detroit Giordano's the Chicago Style Pizza Place Royal Oakes squad up on Woodward <hes> La Petite Zinc in midtown axel brewing their libranoy tap et Cetera et Cetera et Cetera. So what are you going to think about this story man. What what are your thoughts so I mean I've I've got some thoughts on this being close to my heart near and dear and places I visit you being heavily invested in Detroit's restaurant boom? Yes in essentially having been to all of the places you you know. I think it's <hes> it was a little bit of an overstatement. I mean maybe you go for headlines. Detroit restaurant boom is over for a very sharable kickable headline but I think the reality is when you read that article I would echo what George as our from from flowers Vietnam and Kate Williams Related House said is that we're maturing to a point where you can't just throw up and your doors and expect crowds to line up. You have to actually bring it you gotta you gotTa have an interesting concept. You gotTa be good. The cream rises rises the top and I think that it's actually good thing that now there's competition and it promotes the idea of the best chefs the best restaurants the best concepts the most innovative things rising to the top and not everybody makes it and that's okay not every restaurant grunt is GonNa make it in this restaurant climb Detroit now and I think that's okay. I mean I actually see a lot of what he saying and their parts of that. I actually really agree with I think we're at the crest of the hype cycle. There has been a really big hype cycle with all of this but if you talk to people blonde ground there still only so many people living in downtown Detroit they're still very limited. Dollars kind of to spread around a lot of dining patrons for these restaurants in Detroit are suburbanites. Let's be suburban clear at that continues to be the case that has been for decades you know I do think that there are things that were closures that were just going to happen anyway. I mean like Giordano's I would not make as part of the restaurant boom at all. I feel like that's just a garden variety thing. That didn't make it yeah yeah. I would say exactly what you said the other thing I was Gonna say I'm almost stealing from commenter on facebook. Don't remember exactly who this was but he essentially said name me a restaurant that closed that shouldn't have I mean it's a Cold Day of looking at it but honestly like like like you just said you're what restaurant closed that if you think about it shouldn't have let so. Do you think that list that we just went through. Do you think they all deserve to have closed. They weren't even the best in class at what they do. Whether it be pizza or you know whatever kind of fair you know we talked about it R. P. Lepetit Zinc but their first location in court town the atmosphere was just some point it was her fix their amazing courtyard and they just couldn't couldn't replicate it at the at the new midtown location because midtown the town isn't the same neighborhood right <unk> towns a little bit more funky. They had a really interesting space being a little bit off from the drag when you're in midtown things have got to be a little bit more posh. It's a little different of a field. It's not as Bohemian. They didn't have a courtyard that outdoor garden dining was like. That was why you gwen through. I mean the food was really good to really like the food but you couldn't touch that joint dining room that was kind of like old Miami without the backyard exact good analogy but yeah so I think that were saying is what I would see more is if we got to a point where the EH selden standards or central kitchens of the world if they started closing then that would be a an alarm to say something something majors happening but I think it's also kind of inevitable. I mean we have seen a boom here. There's been so many restaurants opening. I mean for people who aren't named Riley. It's it's tough to keep on top of them and it's tough to frankly get out and try them. All I mean there's only so much time and it was inevitable that it runs its course right. I mean there's only so many people living in the area who are going to be dining in these kind of restaurants anyway and willing to come into Detroit to try them. I mean it was inevitably going to run. It's especially when it comes around repeat customers to I would say that really good restaurants and then people just come and keep going back to them but not many people have the ability of if they're driving forty minutes to come to Detroit have had the ability to say. I'm not going to that place that I know I really like. I'm going to go off on my way and try some new places to dining Disneyland. I one of the other interesting points. I think that he brings up curly brings up in the story. Is that from the restaurant operators. There's the owners perspective. There's a real they're coming up against real challenges with talent like finding staff like talented staff to like operate your restaurants and that that's part of the problem here is that there's only so many people going around in. It's already you know with the restaurant. Businesses already like Super High Turnover Pete. There's no loyalty people jumped ship all the time. Let me let's face it to most people working in the front of the House especially you know taking your orders at the table or or swinging drinks. They have grand designs that are beyond restaurants. They WanNa do something else. I'd also push back on that though that if there is such a demand why aren't the salaries going up. Why aren't the wages going up because what I hear over and over again from people who've worked in it you know seeing conversations where people have transitioned on out of it? It's really really hard to make it work with these kind of salaries with the schedules with it. You know aren't regular where people are coming up with schedules the week before. They're working if they want better employees. Maybe there needs to be a little bit better treatment of those employees where it's like. Oh here's my actual work schedule and I know two two weeks ahead of time or something sure but then that means you increase prices on the menu and is the economy in the Detroit area doing that well. I mean I don't think you and I I think we're still pretty pricey sense that robust here. We are super price-sensitive for sure so I think maybe oh that's too is not every new restaurant can be like the new thing that is also expensive there needs to be maybe more casual dining options like that. Another thing we wanted to touch on is this list that's out from thrill list of the best sandwich shops in America and the only Michigan entrant from the whole State Mudgee is right here in Cork. Tom Well deserved. I mean you know I I guess we could. We could debate this. Perhaps I don't know how have thought is on this but I think budgies is the the best sandwich in the city. In the area. I mean Zingermann would would be the other one. You will go yeah. That seems like sort of a glaring omission. I don't know what their criteria was. I mean you guys mentioned that. Zimmerman's is really expensive. Yes but I didn't see that like a week. You know aimed for sandwiches. They were ten dollars or anything like that. Cigarettes is pretty high bar for good sandwich. Day are definitely a glaring omission in this case so I don't know what what are some other besides sandwich shop. I mean budgies in the middle of lobster week so I I mean there. I mean it's a simple sandwich shop. I Love Ernie's in no park simple straightforward but I I mean I have big spot in my heart for those places that are straightforward that are almost like the dive bar of sandwich shops as somebody who's now co-written three or four sandwich lists over the years. I'm a big fan of stuff like that because it does its job and it does. Its job very very well. I would say this is this is a real under the radar. One has any as anyone here been to Matty's Deli in Dearborn Ou ooh matty's Deli in Dearborn people people in the no no. I'm Monroe Street and Dearborn West Dearborn right a Monroe Street <hes>. It's one of those Delis it's only open you know weekdays eight A._M.. To Two P._M.. And dangerous have amazing sandwiches and it's all you know cut in house. Super Awesome. Everybody Dearborn is like Maddie's Delis thing my brother who lives in L. A. Whenever he comes back to Dearborn that's one of his must have speaking of Dearborn in that west side. What is that famous burger something? Isn't there something like that. That's opening up yet. Another location Dearborn got a few <hes> a different places around the whole Burger theme right in there. You got famous famous hamburger. You've got brome. Obviously you've got on Burger. What's his place with a gas station Burger? That's really good pasties pasties place. I'd actually took someone tasty is once and it worked its incantation. Though it worked it was great. They had a great time. That's that's awesome. Yeah Stacy's is a very interesting location right there all the way down Ford Road Basically Ford Road in Wyoming essentially just past the movie theater the drive Kevin Theater so really random location but yet they're doing some amazing things with Burgers and they've been recognized. I think they won the battle of the Burgers or you know they've placed in it really highly but yeah tasty tasty Burger in Dearborn. Don't sleep on the Dearborn burgers seen all right well. Let's <hes>. Let's go through and talk about some of our favorite recent eats as not a whole lot of new openings the big splash new openings to talk about but you know I think one that a few of us have tried now yum village our friend Godwin has his new brick and mortar place open. It's been open for a couple of months. Now I think on Woodward Avenue in the new center will I ran into him Sunday at the <hes> at crash Detroit over at the dequindre cut freight yard where he was serving up some jerk chicken and some courage. They're gonNA head some of the jerk chicken it was delicious served over <hes> Joffrey Rice. I think it's called and a really good nice and Spicy Kinda singe my lips a little bit very tasty. Yeah I visited the the brick and mortar location. They recently opened right in new center. Just off the Woodward of the Boulevard and it's it's awesome at afro-caribbean they do it. Kinda like bowl style. I think that what I really appreciate it about it is I don't necessarily know afro-caribbean cuisine and all the ingredients and things like that but they do it really simply so that a layman or someone can just go in there and kind of understand how to how to build their meal or builder bowl without really having understanding I ending the food they make it. They make it very approachable for someone to <hes> to get yeah like you said the jerk chicken is awesome very good another place. That's been open for a couple of months now I think but I just finally made it over there just earlier this week actually peso old huron room and fist of curry location location on Bagley kind of on the outskirts of Mexican town. I loved it and I I really like that place stylish restaurant kind of a unique menu like a little bit different than your typical Mexican town fair. Did you try the drinks. Oh yeah so follow them on. I I think I've mentioned before I follow them on instagram and like their instagram feed is just fire like they just take pictures of their cocktails and every day. I'm just like Oh my God that looks so good and yeah I had a <hes> forget what the category or what they call these style L. A. Drinks but it's basically the ones they say that they're popular. In Halle Sco they make him with FRESCA and lots of fruit so mine was a <hes> Mas- cal and it had FRESCA bunch of citrus fruit in there and Esprit Rosemary and yet gene spice mix on the rim and drink it was really really good similar to that but a little bit different almost like they're taking a paloma thinking but no of drinks or are awesome Soga to food is awesome and like we alluding to what we had talked before the price point is very good. Yeah Yeah Yeah <hes> so it's like it's a stylish restaurant but it's not like upscale. I wouldn't say because yeah they keep everything's under twenty bucks for the most part and substantial food and full flavor like I really liked place thumbs up from me. Thumbs up over here to you. Were talking about the Grand Circus Bourbon Garden being back opened. What's that all about yeah so <hes> this is I believe the second year they're doing this? In Grant Circus Park they've put together these <hes> these glass huts that they have set up right there and their permanent and <hes> every Thursday <hes> is music in the park and they've created essentially Bourbon Garden Grant Circus Park so it's open Thursday through Saturday and they've got a full bar there. They've got a great selection of bourbons winds beers cocktails things like that and then <hes> yeah as I mentioned on Thursdays they do who live music so the Michigan Opera Theater was just the last one and they go yes okay. I didn't realize that was what that was. Somebody posted somewhere video of of opera singer that was that was you yeah. They're always they're always if do new bit new new stuff each week ladder can keep you in the no new stuff each week and then they bring in a food truck so <hes> they do that some really good sliders yesterday they mix it up and have different food concepts so it's just a really nice way especially when the weather's great like this. It's <hes> it's really cool. You can kind of sit on the park. Listen to some live music <hes> she gets kinda great <hes> diverse crowd so it's a really cool experience bourbon in the heat like this never quite strikes fancy. I don't know Jair. You're you're a big bourbon fan. I know we talked about this a little bit on. I think it was yesterday show about the bricks and Grosse Pointe when we went to that preview I really. I liked their bourbon drink. I know that Cheyenne wasn't as much of a fan but here's the deal it. It was just out of season like I really enjoyed my `gendering because when it's warm out I want the Jenner the vodka something a little bit lighter once once it starts to cool off a little bit. I like that warming feel of the Bourbon if I drink bourbon right now I'm just gonNa feel sick yeah. It's like I mean Pigan whiskey. Adam of any of you guys made it to pick and whiskey this year in Ferndale. It was so hot last weekend I mean it's always I mean this was something else for sure but it's always just blazing hot that weekend and I'm like pig and whiskey and it's like ninety degrees like e a more in the mood for like salad and Rosa and that kind of weather you know I I have been drinking a lot more Rosa in the summer now. I'm I'm with you on that. I would I wanNA know from you though because that's a good point and I do drink less bourbon and dark stuff in the in the summer. Where is your inflection point when can we when can you drink bourbon again seventy degrees so it's a degree? It's a degree thing not mysterious calendar yeah because it's a physical reaction for me now for some people it's different. I know that they're folks who are Bourbon. You know all the time like a friend of ours billy. He's all bourbon all the time right but like Basil Hayden all that stuff. It's his jam for me personally over seventy degrees. I can't do it. I it's it's almost like I'm drinking like a heater. Yeah exactly it just a big man so hot really fast. I probably need to go lower net. I mean I I like Bourbon. I don't drink at that often. It's a little bit. Like dangerous remember that time James Very well yeah. Unfortunately I probably need to go a little colder than that. Even like below sixty I would say like is my bourbon threshold email us daily Detroit gmail.com. What is your Bourbon threshold? We'll share it on a future show so jerry you mentioned the bricks. You covered that all in Detroit's episode if somebody didn't hear it gives us a quick thumbnail like pizza elevated neighborhood pizza joint really good again press preview so therefore it wasn't really a good indicator of the actual service service in battle but it was a great looking space got to see a very cool mill that they have their because they're milling <hes> all of this flower that they actually get from their farm and met Amora. They've got a beautiful Italian oven. It is a great corner corner spot. Do Not Sleep on Grosse Pointe Park for your needs for your fun needs. That'd be great. <hes> you know motto for the City Grosse Pointe Perk. Don't sleep on us for your phone needs. I don't know if we really talked about this but it is one of the a few neighborhoods in metro-detroit. That's actually walkable where that outside of your job because there aren't that many like like career jobs right there unless you work for the city or something it's one of those places where you could literally just stop and you can walk to the store you could walk the bar you could walk your dog. You could bike places and it doesn't need extra bike lanes does he just ready and set up to go. It's true I mean I used to live there and you know I'm thinking about that next time one of these days I'm going to you know my wife and we're GONNA go to dinner out there somewhere. I don't know where we'll pick a place but you know I just have to be in the mood for a half an hour drive. 'cause that's about how long it's GonNa take to get from ferndale where I live all right so <hes> there are some restaurant openings on the horizon. They're not quite white here yet but they are coming. We've got a couple of new restaurants coming to midtown including the former liberty zinc space so that's that's already getting a new tenant polka Berry <hes> which is a polka place. They're gonNA do kind of like Polka Burritos. It sounds like the thing I think it's going to be <hes> very instagram. -Able Award we like to us here. <hes> daily Detroit at least when I'm here and then Polka Polka keeping it simple is opening up on Woodward in the studio one complex complex. They're very cool and then <hes> Jerry you on to take us out by talking about a bowling alley. I know it sounds crazy but I just have seen some pictures from Valero up in like the Royal Oak Lawson area yeah when we when you were I I mentioned this. I thought you were talking about some. You know fancy restaurant Bolero <hes> sounds like Spanish tops or something or maybe an opera and yet on that you know Coolidge <hes> just out the fourteen mile and I'm thinking I don't know any restaurant Bowie yeah yeah so they've redone this place with new owners in fact there tied <hes> the owners also tied to the majestic. It's <hes> Zenia Zannini Zenia and from the pictures and they're apparently they're going to open up later this year but they have recreated mid-century modern greatness missing there. It is totally retro looking. I am so pumped about this because I love period specific reduce any period that you're going to do pick elaine stick to it and execute well and these pictures. I'm sitting there going wow this is gonna be really cool to check out and right down the street from raise ice cream of Jerry. Is there a bar I do. The Bowling Alley doesn't every bullying Bara yeah yeah gotta be yeah for bullets. One of the sports actually sometimes get better after a few drinks. Maybe we should <hes> do a group outing there sometime soon. Well folks in the Bolero World. If you're listening to the other sounds of our voice right now we would like to descend upon you bowl on your lanes her well. Let's leave it on that image because it's also getting <hes> Mothers Gretchen hot in the studio so let's <hes> wrap this up Devon. O'Reilly thanks so much as always for coming in a glad to be here always a pleasure. What do you plan for the weekend? Any how many joy this weather <hes> there's going to be some Roseanne Matt Future and when the Sun goes down here. They're still going to be suburban so I'm looking forward to join the weekend and the weather me. I'M GONNA head over to the next block of my grou- our <hes> two founders and filled up with some of their pills ner which I just found out is that they renamed their P._C.. See Pills. I don't know if you you you don't drink beer do oh. I diversify with the best of them okay so P._C.. Pills is a pill sner but it's like a hoppy style. I love hoppy lava and it's really really good and they renamed it not been wondering why why am might not find this stuff in the it's a seasonal but usually out by now and I think it is but I just haven't been seeing it and turns out. They renamed it so I'm going to Sondra. Founders does a really good job of switching up their offerings and doing new beer stuff so I might have to head over there as well and check out what the guy sounds good chair. I think it's time to go see minister. Larry Love at the Temple Temple Bar that is very nice and I don't know if he's actually administer but it'll give you advice like one or high-class. Well you know me divy bottom classy top never do she middle all right. Thanks everybody and we're done for today. Thanks so much for listening to your daily Detroit. If you want to push the trades conversation forward we should share the show with the friend or Lever Review on Apple.
"Wisconsin: Love Finds You" from FIFTY
"Hello this is David of sparkle stories and welcome to the podcast broadcast. This week's story is part of a series of his stories. Stories for a project called fifty stories for fifty states. It's now before you raise an eyebrow and think history stories know that these stories are some of my favorites. Some some of them are true. Some of them are a little made up but they're all a part of a real history of the United States. I chose this one because it it is about love now. Before you raise an eyebrow and think love know that love stories are some some of my favorite kinds of stories this one also has adventure and sacrifice and danger and excitement. It is generally eh for older children. We say usually around seven eight an older because the stories kind of complicated. But it's a good story and it will give you a window so into a chapter of history that you may not be familiar with the story for the State Wisconsin and it is called. Love finds you enjoy. They love finds you a story for Wisconsin. Listen Juliet McGill sat across from her uncle Alexander. While he read the letter she was very nervous for. She knew the letter was from her father. And judging from the look on her uncle's face her father other was not happy. Letters came to Fort Dearborn at most once a week and her uncle had sent the letter with the question to her parents in New York over a month ago for Dearborn was on the Chicago River in the new State of Illinois. Oy and post travelled by pony express across three states to reach her parents home week after week. She had waited waited for their reply and now that her uncle was finally reading it she wished the letter had never come the question. Indeed they had posted to her parents was a question of marriage and she could tell from her uncle's furrowed brow in heavy size. That the answer there was clearly no well. Juliet said her uncle once he finished the letter. The you are seventeen eighteen years old and able to make the decision yourself. If you decide to go against your parents wishes and Mary John You'll have my support as best. I can offer but zero only kin here at the edge of the civilized world. I feel I should advise against it. Juliet couldn't believe her ears. Not Having her parents support was disappointing but not surprising but hearing her uncle say that she should not marry was a shock but you introduced me to John. You said he was wonderful and he is wonderful. Why do you say this uncle? I know Juliet I know he answered holding out of hand. You've had a wonderful adventure venture here in the Wilderness of Chicago. Exactly what you had hoped for. But the pioneer life is not for everyone. Juliet you come from Society Z.. and find schooling and your destiny is to return to that same society now if your parents had been in support of this union that would be one thing but since they said No. I can't advise you to go against their word and cut yourself off from your own blood blood but you are my blood. She said now feeling angry. And you come from the same society. You are a DR uncle and you'll love it here. This is your home and it can be mine to. The two of them looked at each other for a moment before her uncle took a deep breath and smiled. As I said you are seventeen years old so the choice is yours and yes I am your blood and we'll support you. Whatever you decide I ask? Is that you really think about your decision. Juliet McGill was born and raised in Connecticut and then moved with her family to New York when she was fourteen gene. She went to boarding school for the next three years and in her final year she received several letters from her adventurous young young ankle Alexander who had traveled to for country in the West to be the US government's Indian agent to Fort Dearborn and the little town of Chicago built on the river of the same name. His letters spoke of the Papua Tommy. People who wore leather hides hides for clothes and made intricate beaded belts called Wham. He spoke of daring for traders and vigilant army soldiers in how now tensions could quickly rise between all three communities. It sounded so exciting to Juliet who found her ordinary New York. Life rather boring and the young men of New York equally boring. She wanted adventure and was somehow able to convince her parents that a a short trip west to visit her uncle would not only be educational and safe but would give her a chance to see more of the world before for settling down to get married in New York. She knew that marriage was important to her parents and at the time she really meant it she really did think that it would be a short visit and that indeed she would return ready to find her husband and start a family but then her uncle had introduced her to John. H Kinzie for trader agent and friend to the Indians. John was the older brother to uncle. Alexander's new wife Abigail. He was toll. Strong shouldered wore a thick dark moustache. Russian long hair like so many of the for traders at the time but unlike so many of the for traders. At that time John was educated he was well read and he was able to talk intelligently with politicians lawyers businessmen anyone who came to the wild west of Wisconsin territory. Sorry a place that eventually became his home. John Spent a great deal of time working in Michigan and Illinois but his favorite favorite place on earth was the area in the Wisconsin territory where the Fox and Wisconsin rivers met. This was where he did. Most most of his for trading with a tribe of Native Americans called the Ho Chunk or the Winnebago people he not only traded with them but became dear friends with them and learned not only how to survive in that part of the world but how to thrive so. When Juliet met the tall strong smiling John H Kinzie for traitor and friend to the Indians? She was immediately smitten. He was capable. He was smart he was kind and he was also very fond of her. Their courtship was short and when he asked her her to marry him she immediately wanted to say yes but instead she did what most young men and women did in those days. She asked her parents. It's she had her uncle and the letter thinking that his good word for the Union would increase the likelihood that they would say yes. The letter had been sent and over the course of the month of waiting. John came and went to Wisconsin three times when he returned returned to Chicago for the third time he could see that she had received word from her parents. It's not a surprise he said with his wide glimmering smile. A wild man from the Wisconsin territory. He is probably dressed in furs and hasn't even combed his hair. Why would they let you marry that sort of man and then he laughed and normally his laughter was so contagious? Juliet couldn't help but laugh along with him but this time his laughter made her feel like crying. She was about to tell him what her uncle had told her when he took her hand and said the decision is yours. Of course but I have a request for you you before you make your decision. Come with Mita Wisconsin. Just one trip. I want you to meet someone who knows more or about love and marriage than anyone I ever met my guess. Is that after you meet her. You'll know what to do. How could he refuse? She felt that she loved John. She felt that she wanted to be with him and spend the rest of her life with him but turn her back on her family. I was a high price to pay. She thought yes she needed. Help making this decision I'll go. She said squeezing his hand. I want to meet her. And so with Alexander's Blessing. The two of them left by boat and sailed north. Along the coast of Lake Michigan. It took two full days in on the morning of the second day. John told told her a story about a woman that was a revered elder to the winnebago people in seventeen eleven over one hundred and twenty years ago ago there was a woman named Hope Gore cow or glory of the morning beautiful name. Don't you think she was born to the chief of the Winnebago people and was respected for her wisdom at an early age so much so that when her father died when she was only eighteen gene she became chief which is very rare. It was actually quite controversial in the tribe. Split in half over it. Those those who did not want a woman as their chief left and they tried to start their own tribe but it only lasted tanner so a years before they returned and accepted her as their leader. She was chief for ten years. Asked Juliet impressed. Oh she was chief for much longer than that. Said John with a sparkle in his eye and controversy seemed to follow Oh glory of the morning for just like the Dawn. She was always living right at the edge of what her people could accept you. You See. She hadn't been chief for five years before she fell in love and not with a Winnebago uh-huh brave or even an gibb way or pot. Tomi no glory of the morning fell in love with a Frenchman. Oh who said Juliet that was allowed. She was chief said John with a shrug and not only. Was He French but he was a French. Soldiers stationed in Wisconsin territory to protect French property from the natives so an unlikely couple but against all odds the two of them were married. And Josef Sabo Afa Kelly. He was welcomed into the tribe. That must have been a big change for him said Juliet now fascinated with the story. That at first it wasn't so difficult for him said John he had spent so much time by now with the Winnebago and other native people that that he knew much of their culture and he respected them but in time the differences became more challenging nevertheless they had three children two boys and a little girl and very much in love. Joseph respecting his wife's leadership role in the tribe hype and glory of the morning respecting. Her husband's need for contact with other French people. This went on for eight years years until it was clear to them. Both it couldn't last glory of the morning could see that. Her husband was unhappy living being with her people and that it was too strange for him to have a wife with so much power so they decided together that Joseph and and her daughter would return to Quebec to be with the other French people while glory of the morning and their sons would remain in Wisconsin Territory Tori. It was both sad and happy day when Joseph and their daughter left the two. Were still very very much in love and were desperately sad to be apart but they were happy for each other each going to be with their own people each going to the place. They knew his home. I believe that is a very sad story. John Said said Juliet who began to see some parallels with her own situation and she did not like those parallels or it could be considered considered a happy one. He said their love never wavered. Though they never saw each other again they never ended the marriage nor wanted wanted to be married to someone else. Their love remained true. Juliet wasn't sure what to say. Say to this. The story was not what she thought it would be and she couldn't help but have mixed feelings about how it turned out when John pulled the boat to shore and she could see they were now at the edge of a native American encampment. She asked so they really never saw each other again. They did not said John as he helped her out of the boat. Joseph joined the French army the again and unfortunately he died in seventeen sixty during the French and Indian war. Oh dear said Juliet who felt built more and more upset from the story and glory of the morning well. She continued to lead her people through several rule wars wars between tribes battles and treaties with the French battles and treaties with the English and then battles and treaties eighties with the Americans. She became a famous chief of her people and was known for her giddy smile and they say hey the source of her smile was the enduring love she had for Joseph. I love that could stretch across great distances and then beyond death When did she die? Asked Juliet as they approached a hut made of bent and sticks and layers of Birchbark. John didn't answer and instead he smiled and called. Hope it Goiko. I brought a friend. Juliet looked John with confusion and suspicion and then she whispered but you said she was born over one hundred twenty years ago. John raised his eyebrows and continued to smile. Well then. Juliet marveled as an ancient woman came to the entrance and leaned against a thick support branch. Her hair was long thin and white as snow and her eyes were cloudy with age. The old woman smiled with shimmering delighted. John John and said Shawnee law key. John bowed slightly and said to Juliet she calls Me Silverman and then he turned back to the old woman and Said Hope Icho Echo glory of the morning. This is my friend. Juliet Lee et so honored to meet. You said Juliet who held out her hand. The old woman smiled Juliet with searching gaze and then took her hand Juliette was surprised by the strength in her fingers and then was curious as glory of the morning led led her hand over to John. Juliet watched as she then took one of John's hands and let it to Juliet's Juliette obliged and took John's hand and then looked into glory of the mornings sparkling is what saw. Aw Sudesh Coup Nino said the old woman. Juliet looked to John to translate and could see from his expression that her words touched him. She said love finds you. Juliet was quiet. Love finds you three simple words and Juliet. It was exactly what she needed to hear. She never found out. Exactly what glory of the morning meant by those words but she understood them in a very specific way. Love finds. You meant to her that a person cannot plan the perfect love. We cannot make love happen on our terms with with the people. We think we want. Now we don't find love it finds us and in that moment she knew one thing very he clearly. She knew that she loved John and she was going to marry him. The two of them spent a few days with a Winnebago people and though she only saw glory of the morning a few more times. They exchanged no more words. The old woman was much more interested listed in her great grandchildren than in her or even in John in on their boat ride back to Fort Dearborn in the little town of Chicago they they planned their wedding and how they would start their new adventure together for like Gauri the morning and her French husband love. You've had found them. This has been an original story from sparkle stories this of sparkle stories dot com copyright. Two thousand seventeen all rights reserved. We hope you enjoyed it.
Man Cave Happy Hour Rusted Crow Distillery Episode 62
"You're listening to the PODCAST DETROIT network visit. Www DOT PODCAST DETROIT DOT com for more information talk said. Hey welcome to the monkey said. Hey welcome to Medicaid and drink a fine whiskey and smoke really finds John. It is time for happy hour demand cave happy hour whiskey cigars spirits of stories that go along with it. I'm Jamie Flanagan. Hi Jamie Hi Matt. Hey Matt Fox it's been a day S and we've taken Northville podcast Detroit on the road. We are traveling to. We are at the in Dearborn. Yes there are two locations. But we're the Dearborn location of the Rusted Crow distilleries the actual distilling facility. Yes the the. This is what I like to call a micro distillery and you can correct me if I'm wrong. But this is where you do all of your distilling here and then you take it to your other locations. Do I understand that right? That's correct and with and with us today Andrew Starnes. He is self admittedly a mad alchemist in the bottle. Washer to Oh yeah. We got a lot of hats under the desk. We do you know much liberating all right. Awesome so Andrew Tell me about your childhood. Com grew up Actually not too far from your anger and city so still live over that way and I was always a little kid that went to the pop machine was mixing root beer and coke and see what kind of tastes like so same. Yeah you know fast. Forward now mixing Different bruises and liquid libations. No I never thought about that. We are experimentally bartending. You know back in diapers. I'm not the movie theater and I got a little bit a little bit sprite next. Oh that's too sweet. Then I put a little more Dr Pepper in there. Yeah Yeah I was easier juice at the seven eleven exactly. And you know what I'm going to have a slurpee with this exactly but Andrew you were actually did have some training right for being. You are what? What is your title here? Besides Mount Mad Alchemists jack-of-all-trades had distiller. So I'm in charge of all the production spirits Fermentation distillation than have you know. A couple of other people that worked with the first production. Bottling let them handle the bottling and you just kind of manage that process. Yeah I pretty much you know. Mix Up all the magic potions give it to them and then they make it look pretty. So how were you trained? How were you was there? Some schooling involved in this Kind of you know started as a hotel night auditor and get tired of working night shifts so as you know youtube being reading a lot of documents and took a couple of classes paint work of course gonNA use my resources all So it took a week in class of Michigan State. That kind of you know really dip my toes and the the process and then went out to Seattle for the American distilling institute conference kind of learning in seeing how other distilleries are going Because the West Coast is really at the forefront of distilling in production. How long ago was that That was about six years ago. Now so that's when I ran into the owner of Rusty Crowe Joshi Wanna. You know just kind of a street corner. We're both waiting for shuttles. The tour the the city and you know we exchange information then you dip it as you run into someone from Detroit. You're from Detroit in Garden City Anyway. Hey let's do this. Oh even crazier is you know he. He lives in Dearborn Heights so we literally were like neighbors. Yeah it's a it's all about the universe putting together a combined forces Disney right in here so you're like here from the beginning with Joe is as he launched this idea. He had a couple products out so he had the vodka gin and rum and then he came on board to do the Moonshine than Kim. Taking over You know going forward all right. And how long has it been? How long when did JOE and launch this and when did you join in this location? Open number twenty fourteen okay. Then I came on board in February. Twenty fifteen just months after the doors are open. So you've been doing this ever since Yep love it. This place is amazing. Joe Has some background and his background. He comes from the automotive but he was it was it was the displays for the automotive and it shows in the design of the Russell Crowe facilities. I mean these people are watching the facebook Or or find the video. The places are simply amazing. It's very what would you call it? Matt rustic. It's got a little bit of Goffin. Their steam punk absolutely. I didn't want to pigeon hole St Punky but it's it's It's all done. It's just a lot attention to detail. to kind of really create a vibe in here which is fun you know. Compared to here is more of a more intimate speakeasy Kevin Cocktail conversation compared to our downtown restaurant you know. It's much more. Larger Busier has a full food menu. So you know. It's two different vibes but you know we definitely work off each other but this is the tasty world starts to really taste it all first and then you can experience the rest of what Yep Russell. Crowe has to offer. And there's there's a full menu as looking at the menu. There's like a full menu. It's a full blown restaurant. Do you have a head chef down there? Yeah we have You know about fourteen fifteen crap beers on tap a full Americana Menu Burgers Entree Salads. Perfect now what exactly next to a LCA. America you know. We've been out for an event great place to go to and again. Just go in and see it. It's it's something it's something to see both places absolutely some Saw some photos didn't make it to Auto Ram Besam photos. You guys have a rat ride. Russet grow Kinda is is a rat. Rod. It's like where's the car parked in the NOLA Batmobile Cave right now. Well Yeah Joe. Actually had that car before the distillery even open up so he kinda had you know. He had the marketing mobile built. And you know that's how I kind of kind of knew about him because he was taking a car shows So you'd see these cool rustic rod driving around and then you know come to find out like oh it's the guy opening up distillery. Yeah so it works perfect. That's great. Well let's talk about the juice so he started out. Let's let's get to drink. It started out with the many distilleries do because they're quick to make and quicker to turn around started out with the clear liquids so what was on the menu. I and that was a little bit before your time. But what what? What did he start with? And what do you have now? As far as the clear liquids go. Yeah he started with the Detroit So the vodkas easiest fastest produce Then we had the gen stats gin and then Davy Jones run So they're all clear spirits. You know get stuff out on shelves and can start growing brandon recognition from there. Then we sort of making the murder moonshine. Oh yeah indeed Which is cool story about that. It's actually base for the the battle for Frenchtown Monroe Michigan has a monument to that battle. So we drop a little knowledge when we're in you. You know intoxicated at the same Then after that we Introduced are gender. Double which is our spice whiskey. I H six months with cinnamon Ginger Graham cracker and then we have our T. flavored gray stash. Which is our earl grey tea flavored. Jen Okay okay. Wow Jin Stash. Yea is that what that is or is that different. Yeah so it's the Jin Stash actually Just flavored with a t okay. So how has what's what's that like standing out for you guys? What's is something catching on? What's the most popular thing that you guys have? Your number one product are destroyed about gun. You know more. People are drinking vodka in compared to anything But our gender double our spice whiskey definitely is you know become almost our number two seller. That's been released. What just only a year or two It's really taken off of the real sweet. Got A little kick. You know pretty much as Christmas under the bottle is I tell people what you have back in the in the back of the building here. It's just it's liquid in time. You know a lot of time going on back there things that are aging for awhile. And I'm I'm really interested to know you know how much longer it's going to be outback there for what's next for you guys. Yeah we we got some stuff that's been aging for five years So that's when we started you know putting it on the bottles now So we get some experiments Meek Mash bills you know Blue Corn Bourbon some rye whisky. You know maybe do a special blend releases so hopefully. We'll be coming out with more stuff throughout this year. Jim Croce little off. So it's time in a bottle so so yeah I mean you gotta be pretty excited because some of the things that you initially distilled. You know five. Six years ago are finally making their out of the out of the barrels. Is there anything that's been surprisingly good or not? What you still would crazy when you're GONNA sit on your hands to try and figure out what it's GonNa taste like after a while So we whiskey. When I pull the sample had an awesome knows smell like a butter popcorn like you go to. The movie. Theater like never smelled anything like this before. So it'll be interesting you know. Actually we get ready to put into a bottle holds up and has that This is going to be a five year Probably be a four or five year for five year. Yep then I also the Rye whiskey has real Methanol can a Eucalyptus Tasted weird to. We'll see how things go round out as a keep going with the Lincoln. Yeah curious all right. So so the the one that has the is there a name for it Do you guys have is it named for Oliver Whiskies bourbons they're going to be Following the rust belt line which is what do we have a showcase straight here. Okay so here. We have our two year a two years straight which is eighty six proof and then we have our four year bottom bond which was one hundred proof recall because today is the bottled in Bond Day. Somebody somebody please sign this petition to make it a national holiday but eighteen 1897 back 1897. The bottle in Bonn Act was passed. Colonel. H Taylor mom. There's still a brand ears Andrea onto that name but He was really. He was an advocate for because abby back in the day people were selling. You know snake oil. You know you know they were. They were flavoring with tobacco. Chana and calling it bourbon and selling it. So he was looking for the purity on it and he. He was very instrumental in getting that bottled in bond. Act Pass back in eighteen. Ninety seven on this day doesn't matter whenever it was you know went. Podcast play but ironically enough So the the thing about bottled in bond is one season from one distillery so it has to be one season one distillery in a bonded warehouse and then it has to sit at least four years federally regulated and then Yup and then it needs to be bottled at one hundred proof So there you go And so this is by so. Is this a bonded facility? Yeah we have The spirits in the background and is is the bonded facility so that's some of them surveyors coming in here and make sure everything. Revenues revenues going by Look Mall revenues. Come and But yeah all right so so. That's the thing right. They have to come in they. Check Right Okay and But taxes right so the big some of the big stories from the bigger distilleries as they have all these these barrels sitting and you're paying taxes on these barrels as they sit and you have no idea stout in you know you're losing product for me. Oh Angel share and examined you fill it up with fifty three gallons of my tummy ready. You only got ten. We've talked about angel shares before. Yeah that's what evaporates understand that right. Yeah so as a Michigan Distiller you subject to the same taxes in Texas and rules Some Michigan does have different tax rate than Kentucky does okay But you know the federal level you know. We're all pretty much the same ballpark all right. Yeah I did I did. I was curious about that. So all right so can you? Can you break down the Kinky? We try we awesome. So let's start low and go. Hi Yeah definitely. That's how it's supposed to work but I always buy buy and sell loan Yeah so the Rust Belt Bourbon. And so which one is this again? This is the the two years. So it's eighty-six proof to you all right So pass it around the Nashville on. This is seventy percent corn fifteen percent right fifteen percent barley. All right a little spilled on my hand and that I'm kind of getting ahead of you. Waste Not one but YOU GOTTA. I've gotta we gotTa talk about the packaging. We'll get to that. We'll get to that. After we sniff it up young. I got a sniff my microphone. Do snipping talk into that sniff. That that you know. I always getting used to always talk about it's Caramel. I always get that Carmelo on the nose but it's the first time knows it. Yeah straight down trying to see if I'm getting anything floral in there or not. It's got a really sweet note on it very very crisp at that. These weren't these. Were just sitting out. These were not refrigerated. I mean it's a little chilly but coming from my trunk of My car sales pack but now we have very very sweet right off. Right off the Gecko on the eighty-six all right. What do you think Jamie? What are you getting off of that? I'm sweet notes. Yeah there's a little floral them trying to pick what floral there is in there. It's not lower but there's a slight floral in there and now that I've had a SIP and I'm smelling it again warms up your tongue You know a little bit with the second I'll tell you it. There's not a lot of heat but it does stick around for a little it lingers around it does linger in very very way very warmly. Yeah was chilly on because it was in. Your car is still very warm Tan. You know real good delicious and cocktails Great by itself and we always TRADE NEAT. I WANNA try to at its essence. You don't want to jazz it up at all. So tell us about your. You're still right. You have the one you have the ones still in the back. You do everything out of that so we we do everything out of that. It's a four hundred gallon pot still. Initially we started off with a hundred gallon and just was production. We had you know can ramp up the bigger So yeah it's you know A local guy actually helped to the fabrication. A lot of The metalworking Stiller Clipboard Lacey You know helped us put all that together so we took our old still cut the bottom off it and put it onto a gallon tank. And then Frankenstein it together. Well you guys are midsized. Love it so yeah. So we've talked to some you know micro and Nanno distilleries. There's an Gnanhouan by any means but But the smaller Stiller's and You know getting getting a still and making the decisions on that. That's a big big part of it too. You know it it. It really creates a profile and So doing the different spirits in it. It's what's the change over like. How often are you running it? And what are your? Yeah usually you know if I'm making a moonshine you I mean you know. Clean it out Between doing a rump. Just because I don't want that corner carry over the substrate that I I'm using a making then obviously in making. Jin Don't want the flavor of all that Gary Andrew Vodka. Yeah so it depends on. You would the production schedules like that. We're not cross contaminating Flavors how how is it running twenty four seven or yeah cooking? All the time depends on you. Know obviously went to warms up and people start drinking again We'll start cooking privilege. Someone something to weekly if not definitely Every other month and everything is done here on site all the all of your I thought I read that. You all local Products that are coming in to help you. Yeah Yeah cereals getting Source in your green is coming from local farms. Either and you know. Selene Dexter so try to get most of our stuff from here. Obviously we don't have to get it some of our Malts from other location just as there's not that much Multi going on Michigan Both most of our products Most of the bottles labeling stuff comes from Michigan our local excellent you know. Thank you for supporting local. It's an incredibly important. You know we all stick together doping. I'll drink if you're not going to drink stuff in lease drink. Local brewery distillery share the wealth. Yeah they're and they're some great locals popping up I'm getting a Han of Maple. Are you now that I've been like two sips? Yeah THREAT IS OPEN. Open you know. Can I tell you? It's the secrets I got. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. I'm getting Tana Maple out of this now. I like that and I'm digging the flavor. The first SIP had a little ethanol in it. Not A lot. Sometimes the micros finale there was there was some on the first SIP I'm not getting it now on. Cyp Four the healthy poor by the way. Yeah Yeah so. There's so much going on within here so tell me a little bit more. About what else you have going on Because you have the battle in bond you have the rust belt. Yup what other get I need to know more about this gin stash you know? Tell me about the Gen Stash. Hey what What what Floral is in there. Yeah we use a juniper cardamon coriander. We didn't want something that tastes like. You're you know much on a bunch of Pine cones in the more English style so we scaled back The I guess. The trend is more American contemporary. Where you know. You're tasting more than the lemon peel. The line peel such much more. Citrus Ford Jin I almost say starter gin. Gin essentially is flavored vodka So that's why you have people char vodka which is the base virgin and then you know. Try The Gen. You think you know a lot of people that had a bad story or experience with you know can definitely appreciate the product a bad experience. They say makes you sit beside. Could I use? That didn't make it so you know that was fine. That was that was all right so the bottles are a riot too. I mean these are heavy bottles. If someone goes over to the facebook they could see. There's a big metal plate on each side of it. Yeah bolted. It's really pretty bad. Yeah it's it's it's it adds to the weight of it it's Very unique. It's the home run swing As far as Xining a packaging bottle like there. Nothing out there. That's going to look like that. I mean the juice is nice. Yeah the bottles amazing you get that on your shelf people go. What does that does that help? That helps I and when I go to accounts you know people. I tried and pull out of bag like the. The wall factor definitely creates the curiosity. Then when they taste it. You Know I. It tastes as good as what the the bottle looks like. Almost looks indestructible with great. Drop it okay. Yeah so we actually handle similar each bottle the owner you know the top shoulder piece that gets dipped in acid wash. Kit Greet the PATINA. The plates front and back screwed together we Han apply the sticker and the bottom. Wow sign those. So it's definitely a full process just to create a bottle. How many bottles are you? Are you put now in in in we did about a week we did inbound one hundred forty four bottles just one week and then you know waited sell them? Then we'll do another still was running twenty four seven at that. I mean we. There's about four or five of US putting it all together. Great this is just. It's it's an amazing package So when people when people are looking for this on the shelf they're looking for the straight bourbon the rest belt What's the price point on this That one wants it comes out in the stores is going to be seventy nine ninety. Nine plus tax okay So hopefully for an April may release Sorry now it's available at the distillery here okay. can purchase it same same price. Yup Same Price Michigan. You gotta salute the Minimum Minimum. Yeah no no blue light specials. Unfortunately not fair. Play this is. This is an amazing gift for somebody. Oh yeah you're cracking open. You're chugging this you know you're going to church dot a daily drinker. No Daddy special bottle that gets displayed a up top. It's gorgeous it really really is so The other bottles the Japan and the VODKAS ARE. They're special packagings with those as well. Yeah the the Jin. Each bottle label gets hand peeled the owner signs. It we apply them. So everything definitely has its unique process To get it out the door so everything you know is definitely a hands on crafted process so moving from rust belt to the bottled in bond. Rust belt What what's what's the difference. What's suicides the proof color? I'm looking at it right. The color is a little darker skin. So it's twice as long okay. Same Nashville Definitely just You know different animal. Seventy Percent Corn Fifteen Ri- fifteen barley barley then This one's aged Like I said twice as long to get your water over there at the rouge. Going hines park highs. Parkas flooded rustbelt brewing people outside of the Metro Detroit area. There is a scenic drive through the west side Detroit. Suburbs called hines drive. And if there's more than three droplets of rain hinds park is flooded and Probably highs drive is kind of a cut through for locals to avoid out ice skating in the wintertime. Up until floods floods actually. They've they've done a pretty good job of fixing the flooding over here. Unless monsoon than to jump over and overpass. And just irate. And I've seen a few cars. Yeah all right so all right so Say Mash Bill Age a little longer both aged numeric inoke number three char We get them from Calvin Coolidge and Kentucky. Ready the knows where you at you know after the first poor that we had my pal a little settled at the moment So I'm not really getting Tim. Glass water got some before this but the it I know it's going to be a little bit more spicier. I'm already expecting a little more spice because you know it's one hundred proof. A lot of people have been picking up some unique characteristics from this one some baking spice coconut power of suggestion. Just as he said that. I'm like always moving back but it could be. I know it's going to be a little more on the spicy side Just have that feeling. I haven't even taste. I'm just going to predict when I'M GONNA. I'M GONNA THERE'S A. There is a leathery aroma. There too there's something I don't know if it's just the very steam punk acidity of the room there and that's what we pumped into the fumes up. Yeah it's got it's got to have impact is. This building is very story on this building or Used to be like a pizza burger giant the haunted bakery or something like that. Come on you guys can make make some crap places. You see an old dry cleaners. The all the metal the would Came from a barn itself lying. Okay so you know. They tore that down. So yeah crazy haunting story. Then you're the owner of the Barnard. Hang himself he hangs out with me. you know. I'm distilling everyone's tended. Yeah okay good. That's what I was looking. That's the story the next batch. You're gonNA break that on the little. You know I just tell you Karl. I'm like hey I need about fifty more bottles done by the end of the night. And I lock up and come back. And it's done. It's like Your Own Little Rip Van Winkle Bourbon. Rain tastes mobile stills. GonNa Burbano he's He. He does overnight for him and I said it a rip van wig on no no. It's the rebel still. Okay all right never mind. I'm just having a conversation with myself over here. You guys keep tasted this is all about you anyway. So I've tasted this twice and there's definitely a fruit note to this and I'm definitely getting just can't place. That fruit note mind went to cherry almost and a little barish you know. It went to a berry fruit fruit note. Personally I said we're we're my Palo went. Yeah Yeah because I was actually when you're like what was going on. There's going to be hotter. I mean there is a bit more heat to it. There's a little more but there's decidedly more flavor in it for sure definitely you know. I typically will get a vanilla field or care Carmel Fields. You're happy but I'm not getting that as strong as they typically do so. I'm getting more of that. Have you ever heard of the the Kentucky Chew? Yep now what do we know? Tell US basically a sip of it and I just going to switch it all around your mouth that we coats over your entire sensory. Learn that the couple days ago from somebody else's like Make sense and as always three ways to taste of Bourbon. First Time straight down second time to a little bit your third time whenever you want tailored to splash in your hands but you know waste. Bourbon you know. You know what was actually used That's part of that documentary. That's on Hulu low is Gentlemen from I think it's from makers Freddie in Buffalo Trace Buffalo Trace. Thank you does that with the with the with the tour. He hasn't put their hands in a little on their hands and rub their hands together a little bit and then they smell it fan fascinating. Who would have thought small The ingredients from your hands. You gotTA catch. You GotTa Watch that how I feel. You know. Corona virus splash a little on the hand behind the ear. I'm Sam trying to see if there's butterscotch in here I don't know there's some candy not a sweet can't it could be a fruit candy. Could be permit may be on on the cinnamon. Maybe not peppermint but just Like butterscotch candy but not Super Sweet Candy. Not quite like a whether is but you know right around there because we the reason that we do. This is to get free drinks. Yeah of course but it is. We don't we know you so well a little bit. This is just for show by Probably better but so we. We don't really know things we enjoy spirits and we enjoy bourbons But we don't really know anything so we WANNA learn from the people who are passionate about it and do it and so we read like these reviews in the tasting notes and Pencil shavings and Saddle Leather Frog Guar. And you know it's not that train. I can only smell so much in the day jar getting better at it and and it's only we try to pick things up but That's why even you know sound to Dushi as I said the word lignans earlier and that stuff that you get from the barrel itself. Yeah you know. We learned that from my gentleman That that was all about whiskey and Scotch Right you know. And that's that that was a fun episode. We learn a lot of guys when we do this. And we just want to share that knowledge with as many people as we can. And then that's what you know using you unique in every distillery the mission climate like our. Berman is going to be different. Kentucky's our aging faster slower Definitely the climate. Because we're Kentucky said it's really. It's nice of temporary. You know it's very but it doesn't get as cold in the wintertime forties in the wintertime. We're worse it in the extremes. Yeah so what you find here. What you taste are in Michigan. Very different from what you taste in Kentucky definitely. So where can people find Russell Crowe spirits majority of our products are available in Myers and Kroger's throughout the state Yeah the the vodka got picked up in Walmart Pretty much and most were liquor stores. Jenny Walmart sold liquor until I found out. Like or awesome client right. I got a little walmart. Does Walmart's throughout Michigan pretty much predominantly in the metro area. Okay and then you slowly We're trying to expand the footprint more west more northwest and all the products are available at the restaurant downtown so you can actually grab a bottle to go spirit finder online time. We're working on getting that That we can list all of our accounts and make it easier to grow bottle really generally metro Detroit. Michigan is kind of the space right now. you outside of Michigan yet We do have a distributor and Chicago. That's online right now. So working on getting into this footprint said do it online. Yeah Okay Great. So there's a couple of stupid because you can't do stuff here. You can order it online Michigan. But you can't go pick it up to the store for out of the stage you can get shipped to you like it's crazy ass rules and laws. Yeah to live there for a reasonable all right. We'll cool so metro Detroit area online. If you look if you go to the website sure it will direct you to shoot a facebook message. Emails call you know we can always point you to where it fund bottle. How how long has it been opened up downtown I believe we're going on our third fourth year. Now okay So you know. Time is flying Opened up you know right when the Tigers were going downhill. So that's how I kind of remember you said you guys are right in the same vicinity in the midtown area Right in the kills building right next to the Clip Bells Circus Park area. Yeah love the Cliff Bell's Yeah Fund a Little Cool Jazz Place de so as coming up so you know chaos in there and so his place area for opening day. No I'm going to have a cold I mean so what's on the horizon is. There is a projects in the in the mix in the works. Yeah once we get this released then we all plan on the two other the whiskey the Rye whiskey and this is this is what works right so and then I'll have a whisky on the market. Now this is it. This is the launch. The gender doubles the only whiskey on the market is so once his on their. We'll actually have a bourbon on the market. That's great thank you for sharing. Yeah all right so this is next all right. Tell us about the ginger devil bill on that and so that is actually our ticker moonshine. One hundred percent corn Throw it into a barrel said for you know six to eight months okay with cinnamon ginger and Graham cracker actually in the barrel deluded down with Cinnamon Syrup yes. We ended up But then yeah. She's where did go. Wow I think we need to do just that one. Yeah cinemas is it. Because you're you're the cinemas you got your what your fireball and Jack Fire. Am So so this much. More of a natural scaled back on that a fiery yet. It's not going to set your hair on fire source Three different sentiments. Is You know a natural Flavor to it and sweetness. It's not that not that it's not a shooter. Yeah no it's a sip or shooter shoot and everything you WanNa walk straight later. Are that to definitely a different animal. A Bourbon Hell. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah this is key. This is podcast. So we can edit away on just Just what a what a gracious host. Thank you very much so Jamie yes just to go over if you were to select one of these odd. Yeah Yeah there's sweetness and I just still can't get over. Just how good it really isn't it? Continues to show every time I sip on the. That's that's half the reason I wanted to really really pull it out. I wanted to see the bottle to these are just the the the the labeling on these just so cool launch of these here at the tasting lower downtown school thought Ginger Devil. There's so there's a a love. She was young lady in red so the owner's wife. Tiffany about eight nicer things. Pg Thirteen and it's a very. It's a very gorgeous dog is no longer with us but it was What was that Griffin knows? Zombie Sambi. Okay. All right so cinema. These family owned these distilleries. Everything is so family. You know centric you know. Yeah he and his wife on the ball. You have your your dog on the body's just it just creates just that much that metric. Yeah Story Yeah Yeah. Yeah and it's so you love it. The Ginger spiced sin sin wrote in rural Punishers so this is only thirty five. Hey Dad jokes and puns day so seventy proof that at thirty five percent and this is senate and grand crack in there you say I I noticed this Jamie and I could definitely take. I definitely knows that role. I I actually because you've done. That's I think that's believe where we met you. Were doing a tasting at a store you get out you hit the streets and you're you're you're pushing it hard for the company to new. You got to work hard for the money. Yes he works hard for the money. You can smell the Senate Zohar smelling it. I'm expecting that that hot. I'm expecting that hot cinnamon. Because it's got that distinctive smell you know much more a desert you know can send me Graham crackers as for shirt whiskey on your breakfast whisky. Are there any floats in here? Schlager filtered and all out filtering out. You know what if I have to chew on it? That's fine to just of the smell of it. I shot it. Yeah Wow no it is reminiscent of you know my my early twenties. Yeah but I'll tell you can definitely see this as a separate and a definite great amazing mixture of some sort to make some awesome cocktail. Even do some classics with an old fashioned is if you WANNA really spice it up a bit fashioned heat it up as hot toddy Real good health. Yep Clear your sinuses out. There should be good for. I'm a big skier. I Love Winter Sports. This would be something that I would actually take with me on the mountain. Yeah and SIP on a throughout the day because the bottle of you passed around right right. You know that that that that for me is that keeps you warm on the Ski. Lift definitely so for being a moonshine. You're based off of your Moonshine I'm not I'm not really getting the ethanol on that. So the flavors in there is just really nice. It's really nice if flavorful and I'm not I'm not getting me the ethanol. Not 'cause I'm 'cause this is number three on the on the on the hip or But I would taste it. Don't taste like the high sugar that you kind of getting some types of sending break drinks. You're not getting that show. We don't want to give you know the the sugar you know hangover field you know no no no we scale that back rain. It's a really really unique very unique a lot so the tasting room here is open Thursday Friday Saturday. Yup there's a Friday Saturday. Five until about midnight to people were really partying and hanging out and we woke you up to bring in today. I know rolling out of bed. You know afternoon and then Downtown the restaurant version is open predominantly everyday of the week Usually closed on Mondays. Unless there's a sporting or a concert event right right. Let's Garth Brooks is hitting the stays presenting sanders. Yeah People are so stupid. That's right go to Ford field for a show in that get. That's very sad. They were. They were college roommates at one point. I didn't know that they were. That's how they're connected is very sanders. Garth Brooks were roommates. That's what I did not know. I thought he just picked up a jersey. They've been friends for Alka. Yeah so those you know enjoys music. I'm not I wouldn't call myself a fan. Obviously I didn't know that. Yeah Holy Crap. I saw the pictures and they really packed in Ford field like a hell of an attendance. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah I was supposed to go to the sound check and I missed. It was going to ask you about that but never said this work. We did the soundcheck party and I was like. Oh Yeah. I'll go to that. You know Saturday shows early Saturday and then Friday night. All the all the people from the station started posting pictures. I'm like awesome of a pitch tonight. My name was on the list to go on. I didn't go. Where's Mr Flanagan's idiot boy? Any amount All right so the website. What IS UP Russell Crowe Dot Com okay and then You know as Rusted Crow Dot Com. All right all right. So in the Metro Detroit area. Find it downtown. Find it in Dearborn on the weekend and then find it online Russell Crowe Dot Com and I did see. United started bringing this up so late. But you have live music here new bills. Yup Right next to the stills. Usually when they're not running so we usually have a live music Friday and Saturdays. Sometimes you know every other week a comedy show. We just actually had one last weekend. Soul the soul the place out so you have a lot of You know cool things going on anything on the horizon that you WanNa talk about on a certain date. Nothing I can think of that. Don't have any Unique parties Any releases but stay tuned social media space out for someone wanted to know if you WANNA have a birthday party definitely party birthday party. Get the clowns in here. Baby baby shower you know. Everyone do type of Parties Pretty Nice place to have a a a nice little soiree. Yeah if someone was doing it there's always one of our employees from downtown. Was having her baby shower here and I walked into start stealing as well. I guess today diapers full food. What type of poop is exactly shenanigans? A thing for having us out thank you. Thank you for the gender spores cheers.
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This is your daily Detroit recorded on Wednesday October Twenty Third Twenty nineteen I'm Jerry stays and we have a lot to go through so let's get started disaster-relief elevated lead levels have been found in another metro-detroit community this time Dearborn Heights city any city of Detroit high school graduate currently there are nearly fifty thousand school age children who live in the city the pledge is a gap program designed at as the name implies to fill the financial gap in between any scholarships and grants students have the program applies to any graduate of a public charter cool part matter well more than half Detroit students go not to school in the city itself but in the suburbs most go to suburban districts through school of choice program planning enrollment by holding steady after all Michigan as a whole is getting older and fewer people are being born here and as the kids that are born here get older David or homeschool Detroit resident regardless of where they went to high school starting in the fall twenty twenty semester so why does the regardless of where they went to heist remember that fund some of Detroit Kid's College Education Wayne State's annual tuition for in state students about eleven thousand seven hundred bucks a year division will be providing free water filters disadvantage homes and sixty samples will be taken over the next six months and monitored this adds to recent lead concerns in the region in White Lake University of Detroit Mercy Lawrence Tech and Wayne State it was spread out for a few hours across the equivalent of three football fields near Trumbull and Warren on chip and Birmingham the Detroit Historical Museum is going to begin charging admission again to balance their books it'll cost ten dollars for adults six uh-huh the key for qualification will be that a student has a Detroit mailing address this builds on previous programs like Detroit promise a program of the Detroit regional we're on a path in Michigan to have a worker shortage as younger workers are not replacing older ones sticking around the Wayne State campus for bucks for kids ages six to seventeen and eight dollars for senior students active duty military and first responders membership options are also available starting at four title it means that there will be more sampling of water quality and educational outreach to customers as well as investigations into the root cause the Wayne County other quick one. The world's largest periodic table happened Wednesday working on the giant table where student chemistry clubs from the University of Michigan Dearborn and Flint so I'm going to stop here for a second and add some context as it's kind of important here Wayne State has come under fire in recent years for not including more black Detroit residents in their admissions she'll say that lead at what they say exceed the action level was found at five thirty testing sites in the suburb bordering Detroit to the West at this they're often choosing out of state universities although this is a major program for Detroit and could be a big win I wouldn't be surprised to see more of these types of things the event happened on what's called Mole Day which commemorates Avocados number a basic measuring unit in chemistry now that they're done the types will be donated for this program would surely help that however on the plus side Wayne State is one of few universities in Michigan that has been bucking the statewide trend thirty five dollars last fiscal year the Museum in Detroit's Midtown was nearly three hundred thousand dollars in the Red One thing I'm excited about is the addition of evening fabulous Friday night program then you could have a couple of great places to go between a date on Friday night here's a story about saving a language hours they're going to add some on Thursday evenings that's great and I'm going to use it but I kinda wish they did them on Fridays as well in concert with the Detroit Institute of Arts which has Farmington hills based mango languages they do language learning courses available libraries in such is starting to work on a course preserving the spoken language of the Papua Tomi they're one of the peoples of the council three fires they're working with the Polka gone band of native Americans to do this the pokey gone are in today's Michigan and in the Anna the language is labeled critically endangered by UNESCO with less than a dozen native speakers left the program will include recordings of narratives and dialogues of today is orchestra hall one hundredth birthday the structure on Woodward just north of Mac was built in one thousand nine hundred and has a history that might surprise you for everyday use of the PUDDLE Tomi Language and culture this'll be the second native American language course covered by mango languages the I was Cherokee and maintain the building sure DSL played and recorded there from time to time but through a series of owners the building fell into greater and greater disrepair Detroit historically has had difficulty funding the arts the DSL for many years was near financial ruin often the Detroit region relies on a few key philanthropists it's one of the big reasons was on the road to be demolished become a restaurant but over a couple of decades in with crafty fundraising enough money was raised and the dea so came home to Orchestra Hall Meriem that was built on the riverfront but the acoustics there were generally regarded as terrible when the DSM record albums they do it in the superior sounding if not a lot of its life Orchestra Hall didn't actually hold the orchestra the DSL played there from nineteen nineteen through nineteen thirty nine then moved the Masonic temple as they couldn't the millage for the DIA was such a big deal a bit ago but I digress in Nineteen fifty-nine the do moved from the masonic into the now demolished Ford auditor this creation to this day and I'll include some links to various stories about the building shots there's big news out of Wayne State University with the unveiling of the heart of Detroit tuition pledge it means that Wayne State will provide free tuition to all in one thousand nine hundred nine since then the orchestra hall complex including the Max M Fisher Music Center for the performing arts has been expanded and it's now a cultural anchor rumbling orchestra hall water was coming in whole sections were corn off and it would take days to prepare the space for people to come in soon the haul are usually affordable tickets available it sounds just as good in the cheap seats so do it. It's a real treat I for one I'm just glad
FBI Warns Against American Dream Scam
"A growing scam is claiming victims. All across the nation. It's called the American Dream Scam and so many have Vinh fooled in fact now the FBI is getting involved and newly discovered girls are giving believers more insight into the history of Christ could Jesus have devoured at Twin Messiah and the Woman's these ancient texts suggest from the onion and onion public radio. I'm Leslie Price and this is the topical. We're not like all those other news podcasts. We know you deserve to be loved often. We're GonNa make you feel special. Stay with us. The topical is presented by cash APP. The number one finance. I answer APP in the APP store. It's the easiest way to send and receive money well. There are easier ways but they're all illegal. Cash APP is the easiest legal way to send and receive money. Download cash APP today and get ten dollars when you sign up using Promo Code topical the FBI issued a major warning today of a growing scam that is claiming victims all across the nation authorities are calling it the American dream same scam and are urging consumers to take caution. These predators are looking to cash in big by targeting unsuspecting victims promising them rich and fulfilling lives millions of people. I'll have fallen for this dangerous hopes and have had devastating consequences as a result. That's FBI spokesperson stand winstead earlier today warning Americans about this dangerous hoax. OPR's Charles Dearborn has been covering this story and joins us now. Good Morning Charles. Hello so tell us. How exactly are these scammers pulling it off? Well the CONNAH's fairly simple I. They promised the target it. Great Prosperity and success in exchange for nothing more than a lifetime of hard work and determination the victim then pursues wealth and happiness and what they have been tricked into believing a fair and just society until they eventually die quite the scheme and who is most at risk of being targeted honestly. Anyone who is open to the idea that class mobility is possible through ability or achievement but the two who groups that have been hit the hardest immigrants who lured this country with the promise of a better life and wide eyed young people with their whole lives ahead of them by my own parents into thinking. I could be anything thing I wanted to be now. I'm one hundred thousand dollars in debt with nothing but worthless liberal arts degree to show for it Devastating Charles. How can people protect themselves from the so-called American dream consumer watchdogs? Say to be look for anyone who appears to be hopeful about the future. Definitely be wary of those who claim society will judge you solely on your skills and experience and if someone no one tells you that it's possible to pull yourself up by your bootstraps at the Big Red Flag and you should contact the authorities immediately. Good advice let's hope. These frauds are apprehended and face a light slap on the wrist soon. Charles thank you very much thank you. We'll Valentine's Day is right around the corner and if you're out there playing the dating game right right now you know that. Everything relies on that first date. Recently relationship experts have suggested that for men the Keita seducing a potential partner can be boiled down to one thing immediate idiot absolute devotion to give some advice to our single and looking listeners. I'm joined by. OPR's love expert. Martha Saunders Low Martha I leslie. Thanks for having me so Martha the big question question on a lot of guys minds. What can men do to make a first date successful? You know it's really kind of simple men just need to be open honest and show that they're ready for a commitment. That meant all the guy has to do to win a lady's heart on the first date is liquor straight in the eye and promise right then and there that he would die for her. No questions asked then just let the sparks fly and wow and why. Why does that work? Now it's all about that first impression. They're so important. If a woman can sense that a man is interested enough in her to put a gun to his head and pull the trigger. She's more likely to relax. Lacks and enjoy the evening and if a man is willing to open up an SOB uncontrollably and scream that he can't live without her and won't live without her kind of sexy and dangerous and comforting all at at the same time and she's going to be way more likely to say yes to a second date interesting but as we all know when you're feeling on a new person learning how to read them. Sometimes those flirtatious signals can get lost or mis read. That's so true which is why clear and open. Communication is so key when my partner and I had our first date. The first thing he did when he picked me up was pull out a knife and take a blood oath vowing to lay down his own life for the woman he just met while. What a gentleman? Yeah but just because it worked for me doesn't mean it's going to work for everyone we're all different and if you can sense the dates not going well. And she's not all that in to you saying you'll slit your throat. You might just need to work harder at sharing the sincerity the intensity of your feelings by threatening to kill her too great advice as always Martha would have been good to know back. When I was single I bet that's OPR's Martha Saunders thank you Martha thank you The topical is brought to you in part by one eight hundred flowers dot com on Valentine's were celebrating the person who probably means the most to us. 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Wait until it's safe. That of course was the voice. So Secretary of Defense Mark Casper who led three hundred twenty five million Americans through a nationwide active shooter drill yesterday morning through sudden alerts on phones laptops and enormous speaker systems. The Secretary of defense did his best to make sure everyone in America knew what to do in the event of a mass shooting across the entire country. Okay everybody Ron on. Let's say you have to escape. Yeah run and are you able to name your state shadow Lord without looking it up. Will most informed citizens probably know who the shadow oh Lord is but a new study shows the majority of Americans are unable to name their state stark print soon variously pulls the strings. Finally if you travel with pets this may affect you you. More Airlines are placing limits on which support animals are allowed to help fly. The plane united says that starting next month you'll need to prove your dog or cat would do a good job. Yeah well. 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Woke Bringing Segregation Back, Trumps Supreme Court Picks & 9/11 | DIRECT MESSAGE
"The. Hello Racist Sexist homophobes another other assorted people of the Internet. Yes. I'm talking to all of you because that's what you are. This is Dave Ruben. This is the Rubin Report Direct Message for September, ten, twenty twenty, and I'm only doing two stories today. Actually I've told you a couple of times. I'm going to try to keep it to two or three four sometimes today I'm going to do to stories and then of. Course tomorrow is the nineteen, th anniversary of nine eleven and I come from New York I was born in New York I was a New Yorker. Most of my life I've had tons of family living in New York. City I lived in New York City during nine eleven i WanNa tell you a little bit about that. You know I realized yesterday as we were coming up with the stories for today last night that. I don't know that I've ever really talked about my experience in nine eleven in New York City during nine eleven and for the weeks and months, and actually for the years after that, usually on nine eleven, I do a little twitter thread with some thoughts about what it was like to be there. Then but I don't think I've ever done anything on camera talk directly to you guys about. It. So I thought I'd share a little bit about that I wrote about it a little bit in doper in this book but I wanted to expand on it a little bit more. So we're just going to do two stories of the day and then We'll talk a little bit about nine eleven because we're not doing a show tomorrow Friday. So the two big stories that came across my desk. And things just come across the desk. were first off this University of Michigan at Dearborn Story, and this is sort of the perfect. Idiotic storm of a story that I think everyone kind of needs to know about now. The other story is that trump put out a list of potential Supreme Court nominees and he's asking Biden to do the same thing. So those are the two stories that we're gonNA cover today, and then we'll get to. Some of the September eleventh stuff in just a couple of minutes. The University of Dearborn Michigan Dearborn Story is is completely bananas completely idiotic and really sums up almost everything that we're all dealing with on a day to day basis right now. So the University of Michigan Dearborn, they decided to host virtual cafes for students of color. Now we can have a debate whether those types of things are sort of silly unto themselves, sort of creating these safe spaces for students of color or whatever they considered to be marginalized groups or all of those things by the way I'm not inherently against any group coming together. To talk about issues that matter to them right that seems to be fine. But the funny thing here is that in this case at University of Michigan they sort of took it to the end conclusion most of the things that we do and when we talk about why social justice is so screwy and y woke destroys everything it never really gets to its end conclusion but in this case. They actually took it to its end conclusion because they decided to have a virtual cafe for the students of color and indigenous students and things like that and I'm going to pull up the image and I'm going to read it exactly to you. But then what would be the natural end of all back? Well, now you've got a whole bunch of people that are excluded so they decided to actually. Have a virtual cafe for the non students of color and the nonindigenous suits in effect for the white. Students. I thought that was the thing that we were supposed to be heads remember that Martin Luther King. Old School I know his ideas are old and archaic. He wanted his children to be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. I know it's just old nonsense that we're really not supposed to care about it anymore you should only care about people's color of their sexuality and their gender and things like that because that defines everything about them. If you see a black lesbian with limp, you know everything about her just by that doesn't matter what she thinks. It's also stupid. But the reason that this story is so perfect is because we only think about it one way, but they actually took it the other way and said, okay no, we're going to have a virtual cafe for you in effect bad white people that didn't go over too well. So let's let's pull up the first image. The bipasha this is what they call. It be black, indigenous, and people of Color. Is a space war students from marginalized racial. Ethnic Cultural Communities. To gather into to one another and to discuss their experience as students on campus end as people of Color in the world, it's hosted by the centre or Social Justice and inclusion I mean the funny thing is all of the words become sort of a wealthy and because you're saying it's about inclusion when you're excluding people based on their race and their cultural identity. And their sexuality and the rest of it, and this is why for those of you that are new to some of this game when when we talk about the Olympics right and we talk about how this whole social justice movement it really is just a house of cards because it all kind of sounds, right? Okay. We're GONNA take this oppressed group this perceived oppressed. Group and we're GONNA take this oppressed group and this one and this one and this one, and we're going to combine them together as if together, their power will be stronger right their ability to change the world we'll be stronger. They will all help each other except the thing that they put primacy on the most important thing to people who hold this worldview is. Their own oppression, right. So once you as a member of one of those groups have actually graduated out of the oppression, right? So if you're a black person who is successful a gay person who is successful Hispanic person who is accessible they don't need you anymore, and in fact you're a traitor to the cause right? This is why they absolutely, what are they hate most? Well. I mean trump trump trump trump but what they really. It's it's when a black person walks away from it. It's when a gay person walk away from it or a Latino you're an uncle Tom, you're a sellout. You're a series of really what are the worst things that can be said and then what's even more interesting? Is when a group. As a as a general idea as a group becomes more successful, then they turn on that group right? So Jews are a cultural minority of pretty brutal history of a couple, thousand years of a lot of pogroms, holocausts and things of that nature but Jews through hard work and education have graduated out of the oppression at least at the moment in two thousand and twenty story usually doesn't go that well for that long. But so users on the outs with these people. Asian. People Indian people who? Work really hard care about education care about family. They're really on the out the other one that's on the out gay white men because now they're white miss is more important than their gain is. So now you know if if a guy like Peter Thiel who is one of the great thinkers that we have in the world a CO founder of pay Paolini started here and a whole bunch of other companies he's he's seated a million different companies in Silicon Valley that are on your phone right now. The advocate will say that he's not gay. Yes he happens to be married to a man, but he's not gay because his politics don't line up with that. So they'll actually take your sexuality away. That's how insane this system of ideas is. That's why these people are also angry at each other because it's a constant move of controlling people in a way that you would never want to be controlled. Right you person watching this video right now you would never want. To be judged on the on your skin color on your religion on your sexuality, right? That's just a little piece of you for all of us. It's just a little he's but they're focused on that and it's really just a focus so that they can undermine everything else. That's good in the West in any event, they decided to have this virtual meeting and that what I just read there you may think it's silly. Obviously, I'm not on board with these ideas. But they're that's their right to do it. But then in essence they did something amazing here because this is what no other school does. No other schools has okay. Well, everyone else you can have your meeting place to so then and we'll throw up the image they had been non poc cafe. This is the non personal of Color Cafe and in the non POC cafe, the non people of Color Cafe it is a space for students that do not identify as persons of color to gather and discuss their experience as students on campus and as. People of Color in the world hosted by the Center for Social Justice Inclusion. So the Center for Social Justice and inclusion saying black people, Latino people, days you go there white people you go their. Inclusion. Though just this I mean it's so profoundly idiotic that even I suspect some of the people that are in the first group must be going. Can I make a point here I think we just created a whites only group didn't we not want that on the bus we wanted everybody to be together. Rosa parks could sit anywhere on the bus. That was a good thing. Remember that. But this is just the endless stupidity that we are faced with in twenty twenty and something that I do think more and more and more of you guys are waking up to and hopefully. What I've been doing for a couple years now has little something to do with it they actually did issue an apology because then of course, these pictures of the two images that I just showed you. Of course, these went viral I think they were originally from instagram. They went viral on twitter and then what do we do? This is twenty twenty. So we issue apologies and corrections and the statement said, throw it up Um Dearborn sincerely regrets the terms used to describe the cafe events held on September eight. The terms used to describe these virtual events and the descriptions themselves were not clear. And not reflective of the university's commitment to diversity equity and inclusion. Now, of course, the funny thing is that it actually was right like they did exactly what all of these diversity equity and inclusion or diversity offices whatever they're calling them. Now, they did exactly what these offices have been calling for, and if you're going to create if you're going to say that identity immutable identity is the most important thing that's out there there's going to be a counter movement to it well, then white people and straight people and whoever else is left out of the thing that you say is the most important thing they're going to create their own groups. Now, in this case, you just did it for them. But this is. Why this thing guys, this thing is a cancer that is that is reaching its tentacles and spreading throughout society and we have a limited amount of time before it completely infects the host in many regards I think you could say this election is basically like that's almost what it comes down to more than anything else because this terrible set of ideas is just the the table setting for almost everything else were were fighting about right now because as bazaars towns. Even, though America, it's two, hundred, forty plus. Has More, economic success more freedom, all of the groups that are perceived to be oppressed. It seems to be debatable whether any of this was good or not, and that really in many ways I would say that and whether you want your cities to burn down or not are going to be the two issues that are sitting on the table more than anything else when it comes to the election in two months because you if you think about it this way it's like foreign policy really going. To be a big thing, this year doesn't really seem like it. Right? I, mean I talked about yesterday. It seems like we're we're on the verge of some really big piece things in the Middle East doesn't seem like that's going to be something really vote about So some of the usual stuff that we're usually voting even healthcare right now, it doesn't seem like the thing that we're all really thinking about right. We're. Pandemic or whatever the hell is going on with corona virus, and then there's cities burning down and then just watching all of our institutions crumbled that is the That is the thing that I think is going to be sitting in most people's mind when they go to the ballot box. So Anyway, I thought this story was interesting because it's a perfect example of you know when I say that the road to hell leads to good intentions. Apple who create these inclusion offices and diversity offices and Kathy as do I think that they're all evil of course I, don't I don't I do think some of the leaders hopping some of their political leaders are manipulating them and our and our evil in that sense. But I think the students that come here they've been indoctrinated with terrible ideas that have been taught to them now at. Public schools, which is a whole other issue that will get into more over the next couple of weeks because I think we're watching also the fruits of a bad education system, a system that once was good by the way I'm a product of total public education, from elementary, school, Middle School High School, College there. There was good public education, but but social justice as it. Infects, everything destroys everything whether it's a public education system or whether it's a corporation or whether it's a religious institution which were seeing even religious institutions crumble under it right now. But this story was particularly interesting because they they did it. They did it not only we're gonNA give you guys a special space you want your safes base but now whites in Straits you've got one two. And let's fight it out. So it's just craziness in a perfect example of the stuff that is wrong in the world right now let's move over to the second story, which is that Donald Trump president of the United States some people say he's your President Bill or he's your president we go. Well, thank you live to. He released a list of twenty potential Supreme Court nominees, and then he challenged Joe Biden to do the same now It looks like without question over the course of the four years of the next president whether it's trump or biden or whoever they replaced by with or whatever else. that. At least one. Supreme. Court. Nominee will be replaced Ruth Bader GINSBURG. Obviously, her health is not great and she's eighty plus years old. And they seem to be sort of I. Think both sides are sort of seeding the ground right now, I always find the debates about Supreme Court nominees to be. A little disingenuous because. The way the system is supposed to we're supposed to work is we've got the three branches I. Know You guys know about the three branches what are we got? We got the legislative branch they write the laws. We've got the executive branch Bay, sign the laws, and then we've got the judicial branch. What do they do? The Judicial Branch actually makes sure that the laws are legal. Okay. So those are the three branches that we've got. So each one of those branches does what they're supposed to do or is. Supposed to do what they're supposed to do, and then that's how we have checks and balances. That's how we make sure that no S- part of the system of government gets too powerful or anything like that. Now, one of the problems that we have right now, I think we've probably had a couple of decades at least and this is just I think a condition of human mind is that we've put a tremendous amount of disproportionate attention and in that regard power on the executive branch in that why did we leave? England wide. We leave England we didn't want to be ruled by a King right they had a king and we didn't like that we wanted our own representation, right? No taxation without representation. Well we've put so much emphasis on the president that we sort of look at the president like a king. So when people are like, you know Biden's going to do this for me or trump's gonNA. Do this room and it's Actually the president isn't supposed to do that much. But one of the things that the president is supposed to do is nominate Supreme Court nominees then it goes lose to Congress and Senators, and the House of Representative they vote on the nominees and it's not supposed to be done on a purely partisan basis. So while it's not supposed to be done on a purely partisan basis as you guys know we've devolved into where everything is if you're Republican vote. Democrat you vote this way. So I think trump in this regard he's trying to get a little ahead of the game and he's saying look if you vote for me. You know that I'm going to have to nominate somebody in these four years. Here's twenty people and he's basically saying to the media he saying to anyone that votes for firm he saying to all the political insiders that these guys accordingly in a weird way. This isn't even in a weird way. He's doing sort of reality TV version of this, which I actually don't think it's terrible because if it really is true that he would select someone out of these twenty people well. Now we have a ton of advanced time to look into. All right, and the funny thing is that let's let's say trump wins reelection and he nominates one of these people. Now we know the media is going to go crazy and they're gonNA say he was he was a rapist or a murderer or just all of the horrible things just go back to the Brett cavenaugh hearings and you know doesn't matter what you've done or what you what your life's work has led to. If you're nominated especially by a Republican they're gonNA say things with you but the reverse of that is true your nominee by a Democrat the Republicans are going to say awful things. Okay, fine. But I think he's doing a reality version here, which is guys you've met them and he's letting sort of. He's leading sort of the the whole world in effect he's letting the world go okay. We kinda like this guy we don't like this guy. You know he's letting it sort of shakeout. So you'RE GONNA. You're not gonNA know a lot of the names on the list really I would say probably the unless you're a real inside or real like legal scholar type but the two or three let's say that you will know for sure Tom Cotton Ted Cruz and there was one other Josh Halley now these these are really interesting picks those three obviously Republicans, I wanted to talk about Ted Cruz for a second. So Ted Cruz I've had him on the show you may have seen it. We did it probably in mid July? I. Think Ted Cruz with the last interview that I did in the old studio the last live interview that I didn't studio and you may remember Kinda funny insider thing that remember Ted Cruz got in trouble because someone on a plane took a picture of him drinking starbucks. He didn't have his mascot now he said later while I couldn't drink starbucks mask on on the plane. So I. Did take them down to drink starbucks but somebody found that moment and they sent out a picture and then I think it was united had to issue a statement and Blah Blah will ted Cruz broad that starbucks coming into my house and so now he was like the number one trending on twitter and we're like what we've got the very cup I think we still have it actually. In any even Ted Cruz I. Think is well, I think he's a good guy, right? He's he's a good guy he's a real person. One of the things that is a privilege in the right sense of the word privilege for me that I get to sit down with a lot of these people usually just a couple feet away from and really kind of figure out what they think. This guy who is thought seriously about these issues you know he went to Harvard law school. I think Alan Dershowitz I'm going to roughly get this quote correct. Called him his his smartest student that he had ever had his best debater that he had ever had I asked crews this in our interview I think he may have done things a little bit differently in the two, thousand, sixteen run which at the Andy was really just him versus trump and he's become trump's big supporters. I think trump was probably willing to fight the media in a way that cruise wasn't. That's just a little bit of the personality makeup. But I have no doubt that Ted Cruz is absolutely excellent scholar and has tremendous knowledge of the constitution and I think he would probably be a really great choice I also think that you know since he's gotten the beard and it has something to do with the beard I started the beer trend right nobody had appeared before me out on Youtube. That since he's got, he's become a little more a little more feisty. He gets into it a little bit more I think he's gotten a little more a little more juice. Anyway. The purposes of this story really are not to make it about Ted Cruz or Josh Halley or anybody else. But I think it's interesting here that the executive in this case, the president would say here's potentially. What I'm doing guys here's potentially if you vet them now and then we'll see when we get there. That actually seems like a good level of transparency right now I guess legally nothing's holding him to that. So the media could wreck all of these twenty people and then he could pick someone else but I think the general idea here of these are these are these are the People who think a certain way? WHO Use their judicial power in a certain way or what will be their judicial power and certainly I know sort of how they think and you bet them and then ultimately will decide. I. Think that's pretty good. Idea I. IT would be great if Biden actually did the same thing and what I would hope more than anything else is that when we get to the nomination process, which probably happens, let's say the next year or two that people. Could slightly get over the partisan politics part it. I would like that to happen I don't suspect that actually will happen but really remember what the chaos was during the break cavanaugh thing and how insane it was. I was actually on tour with Jordan Peterson at the time and I remember we were in Ireland in Dublin you would show and a guy came up to me on the street and was gone. What do you think about black cabinet? And I remember that I was like this is bananas. I'm across the world and people in Dublin are asking me about what our Supreme Court nomination process is going what's with in the states and it's like that is just bananas. All right. I want to move on and use the remaining time just a couple minutes to talk about nine eleven. Because tomorrow is the nineteen, th anniversary of nine eleven. It's hard to believe that it's one thousand nine years, and for any of you guys that were alive and of age when you're when you can make memories, I have no doubt that you remember the day just as I do whether you were in New York City like I was or wherever you were whether you were in the states. Or anywhere else. So I just want to spend a couple minutes talking about my experience. In New York City during nine eleven because I think we forget some of the human stuff and I have no doubt that unfortunately tomorrow we'll all be fighting about politics the way that we do and and getting further and further away from what New York City but the country was actually like for a while for a good while after nine eleven where we really did put a lot of this stuff aside and there was sort of. An incredible national feeling I mean every time I see the video of George Bush going out in the world. Series Yankee Stadium to throw out that pitch and he throws a perfect strike. Say What you want about George? W Bush. But the guy threw a perfect strike like that healing. It truly I've gotten chills down my spine many times while watching that at the time. So this is two thousand and one about twenty five years old I was living in New York, city. I lived on ninetieth between first and York. So those of you that new no New York. City this is far upper east side and it's a really bizarre spot ninetieth between first and York because to get to the subway I had to walk I was closer to York which basically as East as you can get, it's about a block away from Gracie Mansion, which is the mayor's mansion actually and. To get to the subway there. I had to walk the First Avenue Second Avenue to Third Avenue. Selects bed to eighty nine, hundred, eighty, eight, eighty, seven, and then the subway was on eighty six Alexa it was really bizarre spot to to live in and at the time I actually just got laid off from a job. It was just some some office job that I was doing. I was doing stand up at night and I got a call morning. Actually, remember I just got a cell phone so that that tells you about how the world changes right. I just got a cellphone. I had a little nokia black little big make it was like a candy bar I think that's what they call it. All you can do is play snake on that thing wasn't even color. And I got a call that morning from my dad and my dad worked in the city in mid town on about thirty six street and or so and he told me that a plane had hit the one of the towers of the World Trade Center and I should turn on the TV and everything, and he could see it from his office because he had a he had you stray downtown had a great office in the city. And then of course you know a few minutes later, the second tower hidden and and then we knew something something horrible is happening and I remember the feeling of like like the world is melting away like everything that we know in the world is kind of melting away I. I was home alone I had two roommates who were who were at works. Now, this is around nine something I guess probably around nine thirty or so. and. You know like everybody else. I was glued to Tbo I was freaking out and trying to think of all my friends I had a lot of friends that worked down in the financial district and I was trying to think of who call and you couldn't even immediately, you basically couldn't make calls on cell phones. But then then occasionally of call would get through and I had I had a friend who actually was an intern at the daily show at the time I had been an Internet the daily show before that and my health, my friend Ed, get a job and he called he suddenly got through and he has started walking from the west side because he lived in the suburbs and it was very obvious from the beginning people weren't going to be able to get out of the city. So he started walking cross town to stay with me and I had a couple of friends that couldn't get out that stayed with me that night. my dad ended up staying at my grandma who had done e side with some of the people from his office because none of them could get out of the city and I just more than anything I. Just remember the feeling like Oh the Oh, like it's all everything we thought we knew we don't know now we're under attack and you have to remember they were thinking at that time that they were all these other planes and then the Pentagon thing happened and the plane in Pennsylvania and everything else and that that really horrific feeling of like you just think the world is GonNa be okay and then it's just not okay I remember walking out to first avenue and I wanted to go to the store because I suddenly thought. All right we but we better stock up on stuff who knows what's going on here like we we didn't know what was going to happen like where they're suddenly going to be bombings all over the city or or what and I remember I went to this just like little local Bodega they're walking within this must have been within forty five minutes or so maybe an hour you could smell it and I was far on ninetieth street. So that's uptown and you know obviously World Trade Center that's downtown. But you could smell the soot and the concrete and I don't even want to think what else you're smelling in the air at the time and I remember I bought. What's bred I bought some gatorade. Just a bunch of stuff and then I remember seeing as I walked out and I started looking downtown. So I'm on First Avenue looking downtown and just seeing thousands of people walking up in the middle of the street right because they were at that point cards had sort started disappearing and people are just kind of shell shock just walking uptown just two people trying to get home. And you know over the next couple days and everything else. We were just glued to the TV if you WANNA watch an interesting interview that I did a year ago I I did a year ago today on September tenth I had Aaron Brown on an Errand Brown was the CNN anchor who who handled most of their nine eleven stuff and he did it actually remarkable job like an actual old school non-alarmist journalists just did a wonderful job. But in the following weeks, I remember about ten days after nine eleven and and it was just weird. It was just there's no way to describe it properly actually but I remember about ten days after I thought right I gotta get out of the House like I just gotTa get out of the House and I, grabbed my basketball and I went over to Gracie mansion and there was some basketball courts right over there and I didn't know if anyone else was going to be there but I was like I gotta get out you could still smell the stood and the stuff in the air. So especially being running around, it was kind of gross but I got a pick up game a little four on four pickup game full court with a with a bunch of guys. I don't think anyone knew anybody on the court, but we were all just kind of out there. Knew there was just like this weird feeling like we're of looking at each other like all right are we even allowed to play basketball right now? Anyway we started playing and then at one point, one guy elbowed another guy and they got in each other's face, it happens and they started screaming at each other and I kid you not at almost the exact same time they both started crying like adult men just crying may kind of hugged each other and we all kind of teared up and then you know we finished we finished playing and and that was it but I remember that that moment for some reason strikes me as the most. The most New York City moment that that there is like we survived this horrific thing together we we came together yet. There's that New York City par where you're going to fight with somebody in a second, and then there was something bigger than all of us that brought us all together. There's a million stories like this I. IT turned out that I knew I didn't know anyone myself directly miraculously the died in nine eleven, but I had a lot of people that I know that either apparent or an uncle or a cousin or something else because basically anyone lived in the tri-state area you lived in. New. York Jersey or Connecticut you were somehow connected to somebody. That died I had a couple of friends who's had to move apartments and a whole bunch of other stuff but that moment just. That sort of simple human moment is what sticks with me more than anything else and and I. Hope. I hope that in these crazy times that we seem to live in right now that may be tomorrow will be able to get back to a little bit of what that feeling was like after. You know like I could sit here all day long and tell you about the woke stors and the crazy leftist, the progressive and all that, and I have all my frustrations. But like if this project is to continue this American project, we're GONNA have to figure out a way. To build some roads forward and there was a feeling after nine eleven that that maybe we could there was some national unity. We don't have a lot of it right now I don't know exactly how we get back to it and I certainly hope it doesn't take another tragedy of that magnitude to get us there but that's that's. That's my memory. That's my memory of it. It changed everything obviously I'd love to to read your stories. If you guys WANNA throw some comments in the comments section right down below and that is the direct message for September Tenth Twenty Twenty and I will see you guys next.
Congress Sets Aside $1,200 In Trust For Each American Until They Prove Theyre Responsible Enough To Handle It
"Congress passed in historic stimulus. Bill that will put up to twelve hundred dollars into a trust for those affected by the corona virus. Will Americans be able to prove that responsible enough to handle it at later? Movie theaters might still be closed. But that's not stopping major blockbusters for making their big debut. Here how Disney plans to release the new live action Milan directly into our consciousness from the onion and onion public radio. I'M LESLIE PRICE. And this is the topical. We've got just enough news to fill the morning commute from your bed to your couch to your kitchen table with us. The novel Corona Virus has wreaked havoc on the economy and Balloon. The unemployment rate but some financial relief is finally on the way as lawmakers have agreed to terms that are new stimulus bill for those most affected. Opie are straight cash correspondent. Charles Dearborn joins me now with more Charles. Thank you hi Leslie so tell us what's Washington doing to help? Ease the blow of this pandemic well. After weeks of partisan gridlock Congress has signed off on a stimulus package that sets aside twelve hundred dollars in a trust for each American until they prove they're responsible enough to handle it. Here's how junior Montana senator. Steve Daines explained the historic relief package. We've given this a lot of thought and decided that instead of mailing out checks will put this money into three hundred and thirty million separate accounts that Americans will be able to access when they're a little bit older and demonstrate they can handle the responsibility of that much money. Sounds like a fair deal. When can taxpayers expect to see their names on these trust funds? They could see it within the next few weeks provided they do all the chores keep their grades up and stay out of trouble with the law in a probably help if they stopped hanging around those knuckleheads down the street without a doubt. But beyond that. What steps can people take to show? They're mature enough to start withdrawing some of this relief aid well. Getting A part-time job would certainly help showing that. You can pay your bills on time. Officials really just WanNa see this stimulus. Money will be used in responsible way. And that you're not just going to waste it all on pot and video games sound advice. Thank you Charles for the report and a big thanks to Congress for holding the people accountable. We'll be back in a moment. Hey topical listeners. We know it's unrealistic to think we could ever tell you sexy pod breaks down to just one podcast you have needs that can only be fulfilled by going out and exploring other podcast and we respect that. That's why I want to tell you about podcast. I think you're gonNA love it's called and that's why we drink each week you'll hear host Christine M dive deep into some chilling. Ghost STORY ISN'T SCARY. True crime cases. And if you're into more than just listening you can also get involved in the show by sending in your submissions for listeners. Stories which are bonus monthly episode in which Christine and m? Share your own spooky stories. The world is a pretty scary place. So Join Kristina. Hamm every Sunday for all things creepy. Listen on Apple spotify or wherever you get your podcast you Kinky Pod purves folks. It's four in the Goddamn morning here I don't know how much do you think happened overnight but let me tell you. It's not a lot. It's like three things at the most in a couple of or a bit of a stretch. But if you really WanNa hear him fine by me. Here's what else you need to know. Today inmate said rikers island are facing severe punishments today after guards caught trying to concoct a bootleg corona virus vaccine and their cells according to prison officials. Many of the convicts caught with the rudimentary. Immunization have been sent to solitary confinement after trying to inoculate themselves with the covert nineteen antigens made in their sell toilets. President trump is taking additional steps to tackle the medical supply shortage facing the nation's hospitals announcing today that the federal government will be awarding Exxon Mobil and exclusive contract to drill for ventilators in the Arctic. The president followed the announcement by saying that many other major oil companies like BP. Shell would most likely finalize their Arctic ventilator drilling contracts later this week and might even be allowed to start fracking for masks in Pennsylvania and finally the restaurant industry may be struggling to stay afloat but some chains are embracing the new changes brought on by social distancing this week golden corral introduced a new carry out buffet. The take home. Buffet comes with one hundred fifty choices for entrees desserts as well as a Soda Fountain all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Can't wait to try. That might even have to pick up one tonight to home for dinner. And that'll do it for the topical today. I'm Leslie Price. If you enjoyed spending some time not doing nothing today. Don't forget to like and subscribe to the Topical. Wherever you get your podcast. And don't forget to tune into tomorrow's episode for a story about the dockworkers around the world. Who were forced to turn away cruise ships but now after a makeover those cruise ships are hot as hell and the dockworkers kicking themselves for missing their chance. All that and more tomorrow on the topic.
Fordlandia Pt. 1: Henry Ford's Rubber Utopia
"What is a utopia? How does a society come together and become self sufficient can such thing be built or is it doomed to fail? Henry Ford thought he had it figured out but as we'll learn he was around. Hello and welcome to pass gas podcast but doughnut media. I am your host genes pump fish. Always I'm joined by your other host known Jaysekulow. Thank you for listening so much Let me introduce this. This is part one of our two part series on Henry. Ford's Utopian Vision for a rubber. We're plantation down in Brazil. It is one of the more bizarre things that we have encountered in our. You know three years digging through yeah Digging through automotive history here on donut definitely Also unsurprising now for Henry Unsurprising Oh of course Henry Ford wanted to build Utopia in Brazil. Of course. Yeah Hey guys. Welcome to the PODCAST. You like passed gas. Please help us grow by giving us a good rating and a nice review on the podcast platform of your choice to really help us out out and I really appreciate that. So thank you all right now for the show so in this episode. We're going to lay some background for Henry Ford himself and the weird guy that he was ate grass and he. What else did he did? He he was a huge not only the eat grass. Literal weeds is that were outside of his house because he he knew their natural. But he was a huge proponent early adopter of soybean consumption. He loved Soy Believed it was labeling technique before the original soil he thought it was a the answer to the world's hunger problems which partially true but also terrible for the environment not not great What else has we'll find out? He was a just a little bit racist. Fairly rates had some interesting ideas. It's about the Jewish people Also invented the model t so yeah in the model t and invented the Assembly assembly line to put it lightly lately a complicated for Henry Ford. We'd still be making even like Johnny has an assembly line. Yeah I I mean I'm sure we would have thought of it eventually. You would have thought of it but the world would've been without it for about one hundred years once you and I get together. Of course we're GONNA come up with that cody idea. I mean it's basically an assembly line of content that we're pumping out here right guys. It's only me and there's no team behind us. Hi I'm just kidding. We have we billion the room. Yeah million editors we love them all a lot of them have really a lot better facial hair than I do. That's for certain fleet by you. Have a moustache and just the lights kind of beard going on. Yeah you look good like dangerously good all right so enough Flirting with Petra share. Yeah let's get into get into part one of Ford Lancia Aka Ford Topi a- sure that's what I call it okay. It all started in in nineteen twenty five. Henry Ford was having lunch and his Dearborn Michigan Mansion with his good friend business partner entire magnate Harvey firestone Harvey. RV and Ford had been friends and partners since Ford started building cars decades earlier. So yeah just remember like he invented the model t which I like cheap car and basically he brought the car to the mass. Exactly Mr Firestone had begun ranting this time primarily focused on the impending rubber cartel that had been proposing England by one Winston Churchill. I am not a crooked. You know that payments de Yeah with a cigar and he's like on this day I I am not a crook and it will live in infamy. Yep that's him. The purpose of also the was Churchill. The king no the purpose of the rubber cartel was to limit the export of rubber in order to not overextend national resources. In case there was another World World War One thousand nine hundred eighty five probably a good idea but harvey firestone didn't like that idea. He believed that rubber prices were going to spike in the US as a result and therefore negatively affect firestone tires. Not some things never change Harvey firestone was not alone in this fear even even presidential candidate. FDR feared the effects of a rubber tariff. Remember was viewed. As the automotive industry's chokepoint seen as even more crucial than oil it's crazy. The the automotive industry relied on vulcanized rubber for literally everything from tires to hoses gaskets. A price increase of any kind could sink the young business so there there was a legitimate fear of turtles. Pain passing seems somewhat reasonable. Also it's it's it's kind of like okay here newsflash guys. If you're listening to this this might lose some you know in. I believe in climate change. And it's SORTA like yeah making some changes like you know not dumping tons of poisons into rivers and stuff might be more expensive for some people but in the at the end of the day. It's good not to have poisoned rivers and it's also probably good to have like rubber to defeat the Nazis. Yeah Germany was totally destroyed and they were afraid of something all of Europe. Yeah they're afraid of something like that happening again because those wounds had not been healed all and Churchill was just saying like hey fellers hello. Hello how does he talk. Talk like this is how are we talk again elegant. Listen listen fellows. That women's of all are still fresh insulting. I say that maybe we just save some of US supplies in case of fruit bikes out to again rubber. Blow Hurrah. Yes that's always saying always saying. Hey guys the whole world was just at war four. I think it might happen again. Maybe we should just like chill and be ready and these guys are like a money so harvey firestone was fed up with living in constant fear of their so he decided the best course of action would be to grow his own rubber smart. This wasn't the first time he had some some crazy idea. In fact Harvey tried to declare economic independence from the UK and fly rubber under the American flag. A few years earlier but that was truly the ramblings of a madman who doesn't seem to understand that you can't just not claim another country's resources by saying this cheaper so I'm just going to say it's it's American now although now that I think back on it that's kind of how we did a lot of stuff so yeah but harvey actually had a plan. He decided that he was going to start his own plantation in Liberia where the conditions were almost perfect for growing rubber trees by keeping the production in house he could avoid all the access fees associated with importation from other countries. Henry Ford had also tried growing his own rubber a year earlier. In one thousand nine hundred eighty four he had purchased this large quantities of land in the Florida everglades only to eventually do nothing with them. It was cheaper for four to import. The rubber. The idea of dramatic price is increase was still only speculation. But Still Harvey's plans had peaked and reports interests and after the lunch meeting was over. He requested that it's personal aide aide Leopold would find out where the best place to grow rubber Leopold come over here boy. Where's the best place to go? Rob A AH go find out how Liberia was the obvious choice. Harvey firestone discovered. It had the perfect climate when he put his plantation there but unfortunately Henry Ford word was very very very racist and he would not dare step foot in such an uncivilised and African society so they came to the conclusion. I mean that the rubber should be grown where it originated in the Amazon. So rubber comes from both vines and trees and you let it grow and then when you chop it you squeeze the vines and Latex Literal Latex comes out trees yeah so it's a liquid and then they they put out onto like big flat drying areas than when it dries. You can pull it up like a sheet of Latex and then you take a bunch of latex yeah stack stack into bales. And then that's what gets shipped out to like Volkan Ization plants and stuff like that. So these plantations are really only concerned with drawing the vines and extracting latex from okay okay and Liberia had the per client. But what about the Amazon Amazon also. Very clearly great. Climate only problem. It's a lot harder harder to get into the rainforest than it is in Africa. Got You throughout the nineteenth century. The Amazon River Basin supplied all of the world's rubber and made up forty percent of Brazil's exports sports at the height of the rubber boom in the second half of the nineteenth century but the Amazon's rubber room quickly turned to bus as plantations in Asia and England. Were able to go. Rubber and much denser populations and much more efficiently in Amazon many natural species that are not present in other countries limit the growth of trees so but organizing united plantations and other countries the efficiency was greatly increased. Henry had another incentive to go to South America besides his racism in End Theodore Roosevelt's book through the Brazilian wilderness. He accounts his experiences traveling through the Amazonian rainforests. One of his most significant observations is that many fast-flowing rivers could provide an almost perfect power source for any industry bold enough to be born there. He claimed that the right kind of senators such his enterprising businessmen of foresight coolness and suggest city who would be willing to put migrants to work for an advantage that would be mutually beneficial will give rise to a a great industrial civilization money. If anyone thought they could fill that description it was Henry Ford art now. Henry Ford did not really make cars. Henry Ford thought that he made men the maker. Men's like me. This builder of meant the cars they produced produced were simply a byproduct of his training. He was praised as a sociologist manufacturer. If anyone could reshape the native Brazilians into prosperous factory workers it was Henry Ford. They don't want to be or so he thought they don't want that. We'll be right back with more of this story. But first word from our sponsor after the Great Depression in the nineteen twenties Ford thought his village industry plan would solve all all urban poverty. He said I believe that industry and Agriculture are natural partners. He was obsessed with powering. His industry through natural means specifically hydropower poured saw himself as a conservationist of sorts. He had grown up on the family farm in Michigan and learned to have an appreciation for nature. Henry afford believed that a hydro electric power would free. Industrial Communities from the grip of energy trusts and the future of industry would rely on building self sufficient little factories on the rivers. That's a quote Little factories on the rivers his dream was to achieve self sufficiency for or the Industrial Age. That's not bad that I didn't know what she could. That's pretty cool. It was in Michigan's upper peninsula. That Ford constructed a powerful hydro-electric plant that he paired with an absolutely massive sawmill. At Iron Mountain Sawmill workers would produce huge quantities of lumber for wooden automobile framework floorboards and even wheels feels his purchase of Iron Mountain. Meant Ford had to do something that was a little outside. It was real. We'll have hey you to ford had to manage a small mall town. As it turned out Iron Mountain was home to ten thousand people who already live there. Iron Mountain had everything from that giant Sawmill and a processing plant to a five storey chemical laboratory. It was said that the US every part of the tree except the Shade Iron Mountain was the epitome of a self sustained in factory village. Ford had dreamed of for pushed for his vision of incorporating agriculture into factory life. Ford would offer. Low interest mortgages so workers could buy land land to build a home in farm and then would pay high wages and provide access to machinery like tractors to allow farmers to prosper. The dream was to bridge the divide between Agriculture and industry improved that he could build the perfect self sufficient city and create his ideal America. He did not offer the standard city on a hill that was so popular in American mythology instead. Ford offered an alternative a city in evaluate powered by hydroelectricity and even had its own food supply grown by forty employees in many people were intrigued. Now about this time Ford's famous five dollar day. Strategy of employment was starting to not have the same impact it used to over over his workers in one thousand fourteen started paying employees five bucks a day for their Labor which was unheard of at the time but you know naturally inflation happens pins and living. Expenses had risen since then to Henry James has governing strategies in order to increase efficiency and the corporate dependency on his employees. He the two major methods of doing this. The first one was called the speed up. Basically Ford would slowly increase. The speed of the assembly lines until employees were forced to do nothing else but work forum. This Titan of industry who once boasted on his pleasant working conditions was now nearly working his employees to death simply to ensure they could not leave to find new careers. There's elsewhere sounds familiar. Met the wife of one worker described the speed up as a method to turn factory workers into mere containers of labor as Ford neglected uniquely personal connections. He had once so proudly boasted at sounds like a cult. Almost yeah colts start out the being sick and we all got these jumpsuits we all just like hanging out and dancing. Maybe De we eat lots of fruit. Everyone's really healthy exercise exercise together. And then all of a sudden guys like you know what I'm God and I get to everybody's wife that's always gonNA go south now. The second method of of governing his factories came by the limitation of unions within his corporation. He hired his new right hand. Man Harry Bennett. who was no more than a thug? In a suit he was tasked with making connections with the Detroit Mafia. In order to fight unionization. His factories Bennett took a very talented -tarian approach to management within the company any even once gathering all employees in a mandatory meeting to inform them that if there must be bloodshed to prevent any mention of the word Union within within these walls. Then I'm afraid I will shed every last drop to make that happen. That's insane. Yeah Harry Bennett. I remember remember reading that. He carried a gun with them a big revolver and yeah this guy did not have any business. Being a factory had no management experience he was literally just a the muscle the muscle with a gun. And I think at some point not in this story per se but there was a riot at the factory where Harry Bennett's men were like shooting Ford employees who are finally back throwing rocks and all that kind of stuff that they went on strike. They had enough. They said we can't do this anymore. And people died. Yeah Wow Ford's factory reconditioning that's a light for that was not widely known by the public at at the time but one thing now is almost unavoidable was his rampant anti Semitism. Henry Ford actually purchased his own newspaper called the Dearborn. You're born independent for the sole purpose of spreading antisemitic propaganda. It's kind of funny that he purchased a newspaper considering his never big fan of reading in fact years earlier he had sued. The Chicago Tribune implying that he was illiterate. According to four he needed to maintain the white man's code which is a gross. Oh Stern in the early nineteen twenty s a new phrase had been coined. That phrase was fordism Henry. Ford success was grounded in the power of high wages to create prosperous healthy working class communities with private profit dependent on continual expansion of consumer markets or as Ford Lord clearly would state the ideals of fordism buying classes are working class and working class must become our leisure class if armaments production is to be bounced by consumption. He believed that the fulfilment of this vision could result in a restoration of small town American life which I mean back then what he does he wanNA. You WanNa make America great again. I spit like I can't imagine what small town American Life. What small town American Life? He was imagining right. I mean there are cities cities big cities back then but like you look at old pictures of like New York and La and Vince us. Like what is there to do. Everything was a small town Chicago down in his pursuit to become self sufficient automobile manufacturer. Henry Ford wanted to expand his ideals of village industry throughout the country. His massive three hundred thirteen thousand Acre Factory Village Iron Mountain was proving to be incredibly successful and he had proposed to Congress to to purchase multiple large areas of land in the Appalachian River Valley. The poor people of that area had seen the magic transformation that occurred in Iron Mountain and could not wait for Henry Ford show up at their front door with a new life just as promised when Ford comes became a famous slogan in the area and it demonstrated just how important portent Ford's presence really was in the area unfortunately for Ford Congress saw this attempted purchase as the beginning of a monopoly and denied the deal so he was forced to look outside of the country for his newest land claim. As we mentioned earlier the Amazon River Basin saw a huge economic collapse in nineteen ten after rubber plantations in Asia began to dominate the market in the rubber trade but Ford believe that his presence alone would be enough to restore the area area to its former glory by nineteen twenty five Ford already held a monopoly on the Latin American car. Truck trade so it wasn't too far fetched for him into expand his industry. They're even further. Ford wouldn't public with his plan to industrialize. The Amazon and people went bananas despite his hatred for the Jewish people. Ford Ironically was pronounced the Moses of the twentieth century who would turn the Amazon into the Promised Land and he was also called the Jesus of of industry by the inhabitants of Brazil. Ford's autobiography had just been translated into Portuguese and released in Brazil. And the people there were amazed by the wonders unders. He had achieved they were like primed for him to show. They're stuck in nineteen twenty five. He met with Brazilian console dilemma to negotiate purchase of his own chunk of land. Ford saw the Amazon as a fresh start. In a place uncorrupted by unions politicians Jewish people lawyers militarists and New York bankers. He believed in his dream of that was quote There was a quote that he said that was yeah. He believes in his dream of a factory town that would help the native people of the Amazon. They would be schools experiment station thoughts on canteens stores Amusement Parks Cinemas Athletic Sports Hospitals Etcetera for the comfort and happiness of those who work on the plantation. He believed that the best way to run a business was to create a paradise where your workers would never have to leave your business to get what they need. It sort of like the old company store added but without all the crippling debt to the company it had me thinking about Playa del Mar Vista Playa Vista Playa Vista like. I don't live in Playa Vista but I live around around. They're like like that's where are the grocery store we go to this. And it's one thousand percent that because they got the big google. Yeah that's where all the companies and their. It's really weird sometimes times because there's like Google headquarters there and then all around it or just these giant apartment buildings that are also malls mumbling the first couple of floors. And then there's it's like basketball courts tennis courts and like a soccer field. I was driving over there this weekend and saw came of basketball where every dude had a top topnotch but yeah that's what it is. It's like you have everything here so like you don't have to leave. I mean it seemed. Why would you want to leave? It's already weird enough living in L. A. because it feels like it takes forever to get out of here sometimes like if I want to go visit my parents. It'll take me two hours to get from the office in West. La Too Santa Clarita Yeah which I know. This is very inside l.. A. Right now but like that's some twenty miles. Twenty miles takes me two hours. Yeah it looks like the Planet in Guardians of the Galaxy where Peter gets like captured That first time Da. She's like a weird utopia. Yeah it's it's very strange anyway. So that's happening privacy. We'll get back to more pass gas right now. Sponsors there is something surprising about Ford's plan. It was how much faith the people Brazil had in Fort. Brazilian politician had this to say in a letter percent to Ford about a previous visit to Brazil. When you were down here did you notice a curious thing? The faith everyone hasn't Ford. The magic in that name has penetrated penetrated into the hearts of the most humble. It has got into mine they have faith in Ford so have our thousands await his coming he will come. Yeah I mean. There's a lot of Brazilian politicians who probably aren't don't necessarily have the people's best interest minds a I wonder how much of that is true like. I wonder how much like the people who are actually GonNa be working here are excited and not just like the politician. Listen he's going to get a bunch of money when he brings to Brazil yeah. I think I should preface this by saying I don't have any. I know nothing about Brazil. So if it's anything like What I know about American politics? Yeah it's like this guy doesn't really give a shit what the people think. Yeah regardless that positive letter was about the last bit of convincing Ford needed to finally put his money where his mouth was. He sent. University of Michigan Botanist Carl D. Larue to Brazil to find a good location for his rubber plantation and to report back any other remarkable findings along the way one thing larue immediately noticed was just how sick people in the jungle were about one person person in every household was ill or dying from some sort of jungle illness such as malaria or hookworm. The Rue also noticed that most of the current workers and the rubber elberfeld where practically held as slaves to the company because of debt slavery also known as Slavery Frontline Amazon workers were uncared for and viewed as disposable. The real lords of the rubber trade. Were the heartless foreign owned export houses in control of the field but that was fine. Ford insisted that he would not be enslaving them to the company. In fact the opposite I will not enslave you. I promise I'll be the opposite of slave owning king. He promised a life of luxury on the plantation. So amazing that workers would never be forced to stay but would join of their own volition. Listen in his current existing factory cities he even established a credit union and factory commissaries that would provide employees with a wide array of high quality products at low prices. It's often way below cost. Ford was insistent that he was not trying to enslave people. I just WANNA be clear. I am not trying to make you guys slaves at all. Aw Not even one percent okay. I insist I'm not trying to enslave any of my employees. Okay you and you can take that to the bank. You can take that to the bank Credit Union the Credit Union that I own new bars. Much money's you want from me and you can't quit till you pay back in. Okay interesting wrinkle. But I'm not trying to leaving. You said that a lot so I believe you I want to hear you said you are definitely not going to and you're definitely not trying to. Yeah I'm definitely not trying to you wrote. Oh right you're definitely not trying to enslave us. I'm not trying to enslave you. If I'm so good at it that it happens naturally without even trying that different story. Are- In nineteen seventy seven. Ford unveiled the Model A to a commercial triumph Ford immediately took control a forty five. I percents of the automotive market share with the new car. That's incredible things read an all time high for Ford. He had just finished the massive river. Rouge factory in Dearborn Dearborn Michigan the largest integrated factory in the entire world and he was making more money than he knew what to do with. Nothing can really go wrong for him except James for a lawsuit now in one thousand nine hundred seven Ford's Anti Semitism finally caught up with him his newspaper. The Dearborn independent hadn't focusing immaturity of its anti Jewish. Hate speech against one Aaron Sapiro a lawyer and activist who helped organize farm cooperatives throughout the US and Candida Ford undoubtably saw competition for the affection of farmers in Sapiro so he had the dearborn independent focus directly on him attempting to link Sapiro to a fictitious Jewish conspiracy that linked American farms to Jewish money interests when you publicly attack a lawyer. Chances Are you're you're GONNA get sick. Yeah not a good move for defamation. Of course upon finding out about the lawsuit Ford published an article claiming that the idea was this is a quote unquote against quote born in the fertile fortune seeking brain of a young Jew. Ford was absolutely insane and people knew it and people people were excited to watch his legal battle as they knew. There was no way that Ford could win. People were hoping for a repeat of the nineteen nineteen spectacle when Ford sued the Chicago Tribune forgiving the impression that he was illiterate a lawsuit which he lost. Hey I can read. You guys are telling people that I can't read. I can read on July eighth. Nineteen twenty seven Ford settled the lawsuit and issued a public apology. I deem it to be my duty as an honorable. The man to make amends for the wrong done to the Jews as fellow men and brothers by asking for their forgiveness. Consequently the Dearborn independent closed its doors forever as a side note you can still buy a transcript of all affords antisemitic hate speech on Amazon Dot Com in his book. The International Jew. You is rated four to five stars and the biggest complaint is that the font is too small so it is difficult to read the complicated Guy Complicated Guy. That's some nearsighted racist. uh-huh can you make you printed in their big vote. Can't read this. I want to read this so bad anti Semitism is I. I mean it's bad but I can't read this. I wished that I could be an anti Semite easy. Can't beat it. I don't WanNa wear glasses. 'cause I don't WanNa wear glasses. People think I'm a nerd mark. Good Okay incidentally. 1927 was a big year in terms of rubber importation which is actually actually bad for Ford's plan the proposed rubber cartel by Winston Churchill. Failed to get any other European countries on board so it crumbled beneath him causing the price rice of latex and rubber products to tumble To values lower than its previous record in one thousand nine ten at this point. It did not make any fiscal sense sense for four to continue with opening a plantation in the Amazon as importing rubber was not substantially cheaper. It was recommended that he just construct EH purchasing office instead but he decided he wasn't gonNA listen to any logical reason and what ahead with the plans to build the plantation anyway completely ignoring the supply and demand curve. Screw it. It's good good. I'm doing anyway. I'll see you in Brazil. The Ford put in order to purchase the land recommended to him by Larue and began seeking approval for the Brazilian plantation. At at this point it wasn't being built to save the company money or allowed for to be self sufficient. Ford was gonNA live out his own heart of darkness. Fantasy by building an industrial Arcadia in the jungle Ford purchase. Two point five million acres of land for one hundred and twenty five thousand dollars on September Thirtieth Nineteen twenty seven and state legislators ratified the concession of land equal to about the size of the state of Connecticut. All in all it took less than three months to get the entire purchase riches approved proving to Ford that it was much easier to become a global powerhouse than just the national one. Yeah just buy some land. I some land. I guess the Ford Motor Company has always been filled with rivalries and of course they were fair share at the time his son Edsel who's also an executive afford at the time was imaginative and creative and Ford hated that about Ford preferred Henry Bennett and Henry Ford made it very clear who has favorites were at times he would intentionally Ashley Dismantle edsels work behind his back just to make him angry while Bennett received the constant stream praise. What a Dick? What a day? It's like taking your kids uh-huh but now Bennett was needed back. In Dearborn to rule the factories with an iron anti union fist so he was granted a protege. A man named Blakeley was brought on and found himself immediately visiting a city about one hundred miles away from the proposed site of Ford's industrial city. He quickly gained a reputation among both his co workers workers and among the city as a drunkard and exhibitionists his favorite pastime in Brazil was making love to his wife in full view of a taxi cab station so everyone could see. He was reckless in intense. Just like Bennett. which was exactly why Ford loved him? Cool Guy Cool guy but this is like this stuff that we're talking about almost one hundred years later. Can you imagine all the other stuff that he did that. We're that didn't last one hundred years. I mean he was probably like doing that thing where he left us. Parking lights or Hazard Lights on a park where he wanted. He was probably given people one star reviews on Heuberger even though they were totally fine he was He those the only two dickerson moves. I can think of because you're not take your guy. After the land had been purchased purchased Henry Ford immediately placed blakely in charge despite unanimous disapproval of blakely from everyone around him. Ford selected him to head the plantation tation and in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight blakely loaded up to large cargo ships with enough equipment and supplies to establish a small town. They bought the ships used from a great the shipping company as Henry. Ford was a strong believer in recycling again. Complicated Gag among the ship was also a decently sized crew afford employees and other miscellaneous fellows including the ex sheriff of Kalamazoo every time he the sheriff. Yeah well I got fired from being share for Kalamazoo I guess. I'm going to go down to Brazil. I hear that you can have six with your wife in front of a taxi station. Ford's Great Endeavour was all. Aw coming together. He had made smaller versions of its plan work in the states but now he was going to try to build a city that house twenty five thousand employees and another one one hundred thousand residents that could be self sufficient the New York Times estimated that the plant would be capable of producing upwards of six billion in pounds of rubber per year enough to make one billion four tires. That's a lot of cars cars. Once they arrived they decided they would settle title in a small city named Boa Vista. They were greeted by a few small huts but decided they would deal with the squatters after they had established the plantation. Never mind that those squatters were really the ten thousand people already live. They're kind of like mountain although there probably kinder finder to the Iron Mountain people these people. The Ford crew immediately found a problem. Though the two merchant ships they arrived in the far and Ormoc really cool name. Ah We're nearly two hundred fifty feet long and fifty feet across much larger than the shallow canals could allow and worst of all their. I've during during the dry season idiots Amazon River basin seas anywhere between sixty to one hundred inches brain Paul each year majority of which is during the rainy rainy season but blakely had not only missed time their arrival with the weather but he also managed to arrive during a severe drought so water levels were at an all time. Low basically the two ships and their crew and their thirty eight hundred tons of equipment were stranded just outside the entrance. The Ford Plant Paradise. This ships had to be unloaded onto smaller ships just to reach Boa Vista which took weeks and this caused the crew to get restless every day. They were nasty accidents in small scuffles on deck on the final day of unloading their cargo one crew member known as sailors. The dish it was on deck of the Ormoc while teasing firemen. Patrick apparently stace opened his mouth when he wasn't meant to and the next next thing he knew firemen. Patrick was charging him with an iron bar. Took a step back to dodge the attack. He fell into an open hatch. Above above the cargo. Hold Pauling about twenty five feet and fracturing his skull and that would not be the last major injury that would happen in the pursuit of Portland. The ships Eh arrived to bring quote redemption to the Amazon yet. It had taken almost until the end of January for them to finally unload. They had been there for three months and there were finally authored freaking ships but that was the least of their worries. It wasn't until they finally unloaded. That trouble really began. And that's blew a pickup next week on par to four Lancia when Henry Ford went to Brazil to try and start a utopia and failed. Yep mm-hmm so again. Obviously horb person a weird. Everybody I know like that. Just like businessmen like this. It's like huge. Titans of industry are just Dick's and like because you don't become a Titan of industry unless you're a dick like he was making implanting of money. He was printing money he had like forty five percent of the entire automobile industry. Why do you need more? You just gotTa go. You gotTa keep eating I guess and then sending the blakely guy down there like okay. Yeah Imagine Matt tells you to go to the Amazon to start donut. Brazil As the satellite office. He's all right James. Get a team. Go down there and you're just like hell. Yeah it'd be like why do you want to go down. So bad like Zometa. They get in fights. It's again Hubris. Plan that role and just just feeling like you have the right to everything like we'll deal with. These guys literally traveled across the world to kick these people out of where they live The other Dick's all right right. We'll we'll learn. Just how big Dicks they are next week Again thank you guys so much for listening to this podcast Thanks to everyone who new left review. Thank you We really love reading them. Follow Nolan on Instagram at Nolan J Sykes and twitter instagram and twitter at James Pumped DONUT donut media. Check out our youtube. Got Some really really exciting stuff coming up Until next time I love you be nice.
Myths & Misconceptions of Personal Branding In The Digital Era
"Hey, it's John. Lee Dumas of e o fire, and it's the entrepreneurial you. The chauffeur dedicated and passionate care be an entrepreneur. Seeking daily inspiration brought to you by author Speaker Award winning. Entrepreneur Hanukkah. WATKISS reporter. You must be prepared to ignite. Personal branding really is about. How do you stand out? Amongst the noise. And be considered. To as the expert in your field, how do you become the obvious choice? Somebody wants to go to a restaurant. Your restaurant and everybody wants to go to work if you're the personal coach Realtor, how do you stand out? Among all the realtors I live in Las Vegas Nevada area in the United, states and there's thirteen thousand real estate agents. That's a lot of people now Las Vegas two point five million people just within the city in the county. So how do you stand out? How do you stand out among be amongst the top two or three percent of the people that are considered well to do that? You've got to build a brand around nine Mitch but around. What you do, how do you do it? What makes you so special? Why would I want you to be a realtor versus the other twelve, thousand, eight, hundred, Ninety nine? Hi, this is Hannibal I'm so glad you took the time to stop by today in Jamaica Carlin's wog one McGLADE, say Dale. This episode is sponsored by. Sports DOT COM as well as the Jamaica Stock Exchange now on Hanukkah, walkies DOT COM. You can visit us to blogs, resources, books, online podcast courses, podcast and more, if you are new to the entrepreneur new podcast, be sure to check out past episodes with guests such as Johnnie Zuma's, but trees Washington Seth Gordon Richard Branson. Amy Porterfield and a host of other game changes. We needed to risk capital, but our experience with local financial institutions was that they were cautious and slow to act an interest rates for far too high. 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Greetings, greetings greetings, my wonderful listeners, my peak reformers, this is episode one hundred and seventy-five of the entrepreneur. You podcasts I'm Hanukkah. Walkie Sport, of course, today's episode is with Edwin. Dearborn Edwin is the author of three books and has lectured thousands of business professionals around the globe on subjects of branding social media and digital marketing in addition Edwina, spent the last thirty five years specializing in working with small businesses to increase their profits across the US and the globe. He combines his unique ability to blend humor and pragmatic know how into his presentations looking forward as we are going to be talking about myths and misconceptions of personal branding in the digital era, welcome Ed. Thank you for having me absolutely before we go into our topic of the day? Why do you know about Jamaica well? All I know is you. Guys have probably one of the greatest accents ever, but I've never personally been, but over to love love love to visit Please when you when you get a chance to commence the hill to me and let me know yes, Sir Accident Yemen, love it love it. I love it too right. I love our language in. We go both down. You know making our conversations colorful. The we speak. All right so. I lifted bit. You are your experience as you specialize in working with small businesses. Tell Tillerson us that it'd be. That's before we go any further. Oh, okay, great well when I was younger. Almost, fifty seven now, but back in the nineteen eighties, my parents owned a couple of businesses and I was going to a junior college studying advertising. Just basic business stuff. With back then marketing was just you know you had asked maybe in the newspaper or you handed out flyers to local businesses. We didn't have anywhere near the digital opportunities of be happy and have email. with the businesses I was handing out flyers, and we were running ads in newspapers and I saw that people responded so I thought that was pretty cool. Like wow, I headed out of Flyer and. Somebody called you know. In in nineteen years old I was easy to impress. I went onto then worked for an advertising agency because I really fell in love. With marketing being books on my own. Taking some classes. In stated marketing and sales pretty much entire life. But in two thousand six, when the economy crashed, two, thousand, six, two, thousand seven. We also saw the emergence of. Like twitter and Youtube and facebook right so the economy was crashing at these new platforms emerging. And I saw this was going to be the future. Of Business Development, this was going to be the future of reining in marketing I didn't know how I just had this, you know. My Spider, my spidey senses. They say you know my spiderman sense kind of knew that this is where we were going to be. Going in the future. So I decided to really invest a lot of time and effort in annual friend of mine who was heavily involved in digital marketing at that time, making a lot of money and I said I want you to. Teach me everything you know, and I WANNA learn, and so it worked from for a couple years and I studied books. And ever since I've just been hooked on. Always increasing my knowledge in my experience with digital marketing, in during that time I've helped hundreds of businesses from very small projects may be setting up their social media profiles all the way to travelling to Europe in creating videos for brands that go on Youtube and websites and. You know how to get maximum exposure so. At learn some things along the way, not just from book knowledge for practical everyday. What what? What really does work? What really moves the know? What is the thing that attracts attention? It's arts. Tried to work with businesses in being realistic. And pragmatic on how to use social media content. To develop a break. So when you talk about did personal branding. What exactly are we talking about? Personal. Branding really is about. How do you stand out? Amongst the noise. And be considered. To as the expert in your field, how do you become the obvious choice? As what we all want to be, we want to be considered to be. Somebody wants to go to a restaurant. Your restaurant and everybody wants to go to or if you're the personal coach or the realtor. How do you stand out? Among all the realtors I live in the Las Vegas Nevada area in the United States and there's thirteen thousand real estate agents. That's a lot of people now. Las Vegas has got two point five million people just within the city in the county. So how do you stand out? How do you stand out among be amongst the top two or three percent of the people that are considered to do that? You've got to build a brand around, not only manage but around. What you do, how do you do it? What makes you so special? Why would I want you to be my realtor versus the other twelve, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, nine and soap? There's so many people looking. For Services, but how do you become obvious choice over what I do? Impersonal personal branding is I asked him. How are you going to stand out? What's GonNa make you different. and. It's really interesting because when you ask them that. They don't know they really most people I work with. Don't know how they're gonNA stand. Well I. Really good customer service I go! Ten thousand of the Realtor, so that's not gonNa make you stand out. That's true. Well I've got a really good logo. They've got a really did go to when it's true, so we have to find a way for them to stand out more than others and when you take them through that process. And get them to understand that personal branding is. It's about how to stand up maybe to everybody. But how do I stand out? To enough people. If I can stand out above the others to enough people. I can have a profitable business. What are some of the ways? That we can use social proof to enhance personal branding. Great question the way we do that. Is You know I think you really have to understand who you are I? What can you do because if your personal branding is based on a lie or something? That's very shallow. It's not gonNA work. Keep concede through the lies, so we got I developed. Will what? Is it that you can deliver that truly is about you. What is your mission statement? That has genuine to your heart and your purpose. Because when they meet you going to see that, so they see that genuineness that they saw on your youtube. Video your email, they go. Wow, there's a consistency here. So we have to say, who are you? What makes you genuine? In a real way and then how do we project that once we do that? I? Believe that the best way to stand out as a brand. Is Not to sell, but to serve. And when you start to attract attention through followers and through contacts on email. The question is how do we serve others? At believed that the unlock. The real secret sauce if you will. Is I'm GonNa Create or fine good content and I'm GonNa continue to educate you about what I do about my industry I'm going to help you make better choices. I'm going to help you become more intelligent. So, maybe twenty or thirty years ago, branding was your logo in your tag. But that's not enough anymore. I believe that we're the strength lies and personal branding is putting out good content like you're putting out a podcast I think that's the best thing that you could be doing or anybody is providing value and information people in our son. You become seen as this authority. It's always got great gassing. Great Information in terms of you know prosecutor things like testimonials and guests. Guests polls and stuff in order to you know those kind of a social proofs What are some of the ways that you think works best well? It depends on the business that you're in if it's a restaurant, obviously online reviews very very strong. That's great social group. So of course she got deliver service, but then you engage your customers to post things about you on Instagram to leave. Reviews on Google and facebook right. Now if you're. A A personal coach you may personal reviews may not be as strong so maybe you WANNA. Do video testimonials. Were you get a good result with somebody? And then you document that result, you know. I was not winning in life I was not succeeding in business work with this personal coach announced succeeding in business. We can take that video. We can put it on Youtube. We can push out through email. You can push it out through social. Begin even push it out through paid ads. Through your target audience, but that documentation really is the best social proof, because in today's world people are skeptical. Before they by that's so true. That is absolutely correct. Now I want us to move into some of the midst misconception of personal branding. I'M GONNA lowly to speak to that as we continue our conversation. What are some of the missile misconception? Their your great question, the biggest myth. That I find when I sit down with people. Is People think that branding? Is Their brand image I called the brand image being your logo. Suit you're wearing a pretty website your tagline. They think that's all there is to branding. Right. My branding when people say might branding within Lena's my logo at my website, but it's very easy now to get a nice logo, and it's very easy now to build a beautiful website you can go to five or you can go. There's plenty of people in colleges that can. Build a beautiful website. But what I find is is that they really don't understand the depth of what branding is and they've got a very shallow definition is which is how I look okay great, so you look professional, but so do other ten thousand other realtors in Las Vegas. They've got a pretty website to investigate lug. They've got great tagline now. What? I remember story that will tell you. was in Saint Lupus, a big city here in the United States and I was speaking to the Saint Louis Realtors Association. We had about one hundred realtors in the room. And I asked him. What do you think branding? Is there like logo by business cards? Website Profile on social media and I said that's great, but all hundred of you have act same thing you all have the same pretty website. You'll have pretty lobes. How'd while I choose between you all when you're all looking good? And I go. That's because you have. Surfaced understanding branding. You've got the look, but you don't have the content. You don't have the message. You're not standing up. See. If they became like a media person. I call them like the digital mayor. If you became the digital mayor of your town and you started interviewing school principals and teachers and firemen and policemen at local restaurants tours. influencers in you became like this celebrity in the city. You would attract more attention by becoming the local celebrity by creating his show is content. Is Youtube Channel This podcast? Whatever fits for you you to track way more attention doing that? Knee would having pretty logo. People who go. Oh, I've heard of you. You have the podcast about Saint Louis or you have that video show about Saint Louis. Restaurants. We have to stand out by -tracting attention by either giving information or entertaining. So think what you're doing with. Your podcast is a great example of how you stand out as a brand. Beyond the logo. So, let's continue on some. You know sharing some although misconceptions that they are because I. I'm sure there are others that you want to share with us. I think the other misconception is that we have. This idea that branding is a one time event. But if you think about it, you know because I've heard people say I've got my brain being done. And I'm like okay, so you're all done with brand new. Molden with Brandon. But my question is wind as branding stop. If you think about it. You look at the big companies, a Coca Cola or Levi's. Microsoft Google. They're always doing things to make sure that the brand is in front of you I. think that a lot of people think that branding is a one off. A websites done by Lagos done. There you go I'm done with my branding. Whereas really brand building is out how to gain exposure. Not only to more people that you want to influence, but how do I stay in front of people that already know me. And remind them. About my brand, remind them about by value and what you brought up about social proof. Remind them that I'm accomplishing emission purpose. On a continuous basis, you know that saying out of sight out of mind Well if I don't stay in front of you through email or constant. Or whatever the thing that I decided to do. Than I go out of mind. And now all of a sudden. They choose somebody else to do business with. Simply because I thought I was done with my branding, when really branding is twenty four seven activity. Of of how you stay in remind people that you are relative that you exist, and that you're still they're ready to do business with and so Ho-. How do we communicate? You know what we want to our brand to be known for what are some of the platforms that we can communicate this message on? Emails been around for almost thirty five forty years. People think that e mail doesn't work. It's old. It's given way to social platforms I still believe that if you put out really good content for myself, people that are work with email still is a powerful platform. We kind of think that the the new in the the shiny new object. You know like I need to be on. TIKTOK! Oh, no, I need to be on this. Because that's the new and shiny when really you think about it whether you're young or old. If you have a job, you have an email address. And that's kind of one of the most underutilized marketing tools. Youtube is free. You could be creating explainer videos. You could need a getting those videos in front of people, people are much more likely to watch a video than the art or read a book, so are you using that platform a podcast? Lot of people kind of get overwhelmed of how to create context and that's. Probably the number one thing that I run into in terms of content is what do I say so working with a coach to kind of develop your voice, and then distributing that through email and through youtube i. think are probably the most powerful platforms to get your brand message out there. It said that brand building is a natural extension of who you are and what you do, what say to that? One hundred percent agree and I'll tell you why. Number One. If you're brandon truly reflects who you are number. One people will see that in will trust your. They're like. Oh, my Gosh, you're just like your brand. You are what you say you were. Number two. You're going to stay excited about it. Because now you don't have to liar beefing. You don't have to be worried about being found out. If you're true to your brand, then you can wake up every morning and field. You know whether you like my message or not. I'm true to my brand, and then you'll attract the tribe because I think. Sometimes when people start out with a personal brand, they they're trying to be everything to everybody in. You never can please everybody. It's impossible. Virtually impossible to please everybody so you have to decide. Who are the people that will resonate with my message? Knowing. Half the people won't resonate minutes. I gotta be willing to alienate you. If you will or not pleased half the people on this planet, the other half will resonate with me. You know it's like in American politics. You're like the president or you don't. Like his opponent or you don't. You can't please everybody, but you don't have to please everybody to be present United States. You just have to please at least fifty percent, and that's true of businesses well, you have to make your stand. Be True to your goals. And then, and then go out there and communicate knowing that not everybody is GonNa love you. Absolutely Edwin Dearborn you have reassured some golden nuggets with us as we are about to wrap or conversation going to ask before for your final thoughts are on this topic, myths and misconceptions of branding in the digital age. Share your contact information as well as. Free gifts that you have for audience members. Yes, well, if you go to. Our website at my company is called Green Dragon Communications Green Dragon Communications Dot Com. We've got a free e book there about. Social media websites branding and stuff like that. Here's my final thought by the way. If you want to reach out to me and connect with me, just go to Lincoln. That's the easiest way. To type in Windier born Simeon in by the accept it the best way. The best way to learn about personal branding. Go to YouTube type in personal branding and spend fifty to a hundred hours watching videos from experts about personal branding. There is nothing like. Doing a lot of study in getting multiple perspectives about. What I'm sharing here with you. Today is only twenty two twenty four minutes were. That's just might be point. There's so many great content There's so many brilliant people out. There are new to that have a passion for sharing their advice. Go to you to watch the videos. And then. From that take notes and develop your own voice and then just start doing it. You're going to be a little rough around the edges in the beginning, you might fall down a few times. Everybody does just keep going. Thank you so much Edwin therefore needs my pleasure to have you on the entrepreneurial you. Yes thank you so much for having me absolutely the anti performance. Thank you for tuning into this episode with Edwin Dearborn a shooting look forward to connecting with you next week. In the meantime. Of course you can reach out to make you want to get any books or if you want me to. Hold upon cast or anything, just just just send a message on my. What's up man website, which is any sport dot com and be sure to respond to you so onto next week at. A point of Their friends let us know one. Another for love comes from God. Everyone has been born of God and. I John for verse. I truly appreciate you and ethical you next time. What Hood!
Investigation Reveals Coronavirus Covering Its Tracks By Making Victims Deaths Look Like Car Accidents
"An alarming investigation today revealing that Rhona virus may have been claiming victims in the United States even earlier than previously thought here. How covert nineteen was able to go undetected by making the victims deaths looked like car accidents to cover its tracks and later. You can't see this because it's a podcast. There's a guy standing right outside my window. And it looks just like Joseph Gordon Levitt. I swear to God it's uncanny. But is he. Joseph Gordon Levitt. I'll check it out from the onion and onion public radio. I'm Leslie Price. And this is the topical. I've never asked for the responsibility of being your one and only source of information. But it's I gladly accept. Stay with a as of this week. More than eighty thousand people in the United States have been reported to have died from the corona virus but officials are now saying that these totals have failed to capture the true number of Americans dying in this pandemic. So are we missing these other deaths while recent investigations have revealed that the corona virus may have been covering its tracks by making victims deaths. Look like car accidents as far back as January. Opr's Charles Dearborn joins me now with more on these troubling findings. Hello Charles Leslie. How do these cases go undetected for so long on the surface? These car accidents look like any other accident. You might see on the side of the road of vehicle flipped over in a ditch. Shore twisted metal wrapped around a tree while a body lies in a mangled mess inside and with poor winter road conditions. That made sense in many of these cases. Medical Examiner's didn't think it all to test for covert nineteen. That's the case. Then what tipped off officials to recognize these cover-ups well? Once spring came. The number of accidents didn't seem to be slowing at all but rather they were increasing and becoming even more severe. I spoke with detective film. Melnick of the New York City Police Department who pinpointed exactly when his team began seeing suspicious signs at these crashes were no accident we started finding dead bodies and cars that had either been driven off a cliff or crash to abridge guardrail into a river but there was never any drinking or inclement weather involved one car even appeared to have been set on fire after it failed to explode on impact with the gas station pump but most peculiar was forensics found. Many of the victims had died hours before the accidents even happened. Then of course there was the condition of the automobiles. Clean What does detective Melnik. Meanwhile clean apparently the inside of the cars were to clean as if they'd been sanitized. Remove any trace of a virus. He says the Interior would smell faintly of bleach or clorox. Wipes wow okay. So Corona virus was knocking. People off unabated and covering up hits for the better part of twenty twenty. How did authorities eventually come to realize that cope was the culprit well? In many of the cases the victims lungs had been either removed or completely destroyed until right around March according to Detective Melnik that's when cove nineteen started getting sloppy. A car had crashed into a cement barrier looked very open and shut but then we noticed that brake lines have been cut so we looked a little closer. And that's when we saw that. Unlike all the other bodies this victim's lungs were still in his chest cavity. Our medical examiner found the lungs air sacks filled with mucus and fluid a common side effect related to cove nineteen. Wow what a conniving little virus. So what kind of numbers are we looking at now for corona virus deaths in the US? It could be thousands more however now that police in health officials have caught onto the ruse. They're worried that covered nineteen may have changed its mo or looking into several odd-looking elevator shaft falls boat drownings and a few suicides that just don't add up now we're not saying all of these corona virus related. They could have been accidents or caused by jealous lovers or greedy business partners. But we're not taking anything for granted with this disease anymore. The one thing. I can tell you is that corona virus is much more widespread than we first thought detective. Mount Extreme is also considering opening up several missing persons cases in case Kobe. Nineteen killed them and then dump their bodies somewhere. Charles this this change at all what we should be doing to keep ourselves safe from corona virus. Oh definitely and addition to wearing a mask when going outside and frequently washing your hands. Health officials are also recommending. That you stay inside as much as possible with the doors locked and the curtains drawn if you have to leave your home make sure to change up your routes and check over your shoulder every now and then to see if you're being followed and always avoid the edge of train platforms and open windows in case Cova nineteen takes the opportunity to sneak up behind you if you start to show symptoms of being stalked by the corona virus. You should contact the police immediately. Good advice I know all be asking my wife to start the car every morning from now on just in case. Thank you Charles. That's Charles Dearborn. Let's face it folks. You're all a little too simple to ever really understand everything you need to know but this might help you get a little closer. Here's what else you need to know. Today a big announcement from the nation today as all three hundred twenty seven million Americans clarify they do not want to see as zoom episode of the. Cbs Sitcom broke citizens across the country. Were ADAMANT THAT. No way shape or form did they desire to see a twenty two minute. Quarantine themed installation of the show that follows a single suburban mother in her estranged wealthy sister calling the idea of an episode set in video conferencing software quote a complete waste of precious time and Google is looking to improve their popular web. Mapping and navigation. Google maps unveiling today a new feature that offers shortcuts through houses of People. That Google knows aren't home. Sounds like a good way to save a few minutes off my commute and finally a bit of good news. Malania trump and our Italian male lover. Welcome to beautiful seven pound baby girl into the world today at a press conference this morning. The Proud Papa announced the arrival of Little Geagea Subpoena and said that both mom and baby were healthy and resting congrats to the happy couple and big brother Baron. And that's it for the topical today. I'm leslie price if you enjoyed today's episode and kind of the same way. Someone enjoys watching a scary movie or footage of plane crashes. Well then you can like and subscribe to the topic on wherever you get your podcast because there's plenty more where that came from and don't forget to join us for tomorrow's episode for a conversation with a controversial historian who claims the founding fathers would have approved to pretty much anything happening today if you got them drunk enough until then. This has been the topical and we'll see you next time.
UAW's Strike Against GM "Doesn't Look Good For Anyone," Analyst Says
"Welcome to your daily Detroit for Tuesday September Seventeenth Twenty nineteen. I'm spend GOSSIPS and I'm Jerry days today. A deeper dive I even do a story that's impacting thousands of Metro detroiters michiganders and auto workers across the country. You probably know that the United Auto Workers at General Motors have gone on strike but what does that mean what's the impact down the line will impact that with auto analysts Michelle Krebs of auto trader Dot Com then we talk about Ford's new plans for its Dearborn campus and a bakery in the city. That's made national news all right up to this. This episode of Your daily Detroit is brought brought to you by Lawrence Technological University traditional four year students love Lawrence Tech's thriving campus life but lt was always met nontraditional students needs to Lawrence Tech offers over one hundred degree and certificate programs that can adult students started or back on track and most classes are conveniently offered evenings at LTU's beautiful southfield L. campus or online so you can balance your social family and work life even while you power up your career find out more at Lt Dot. Edu that's l De do data idiot. Nearly fifty thousand members of the United Auto workers who worked for General Motors are on strike halting production at Jim Plants Lance after the last four year deal expired without agreement on a new deal. It's the first time that U. A. W. has gone on strike in twelve years it also comes amid a deepening federal investigation into embezzlement of member dues and money from automakers that was earmarked for job training programs that investigation Gatien has so far resulted in nine convictions of top. UAW officials and many indictments and also implicated the UAW President Gary Jones owns joining us to talk all about the UAW strike. Situation is Michelle Krebs. She's the executive analyst for Auto Trader Michelle. All Gem took the step of revealing kind of the broad swath outlines of what it is proposing to uaw leadership includes things like a seven billion dollars in new investment fifty four hundred new jobs profit sharing payments and then you know it's promising solutions to plants set to close in here in Michigan and in Ohio so for the Union. What exactly is the problem here? this was an unusual move and I think General Motors orders was reaching out to the rank and file as well as the public as much as anything the UAW leadership is under investigation for corruption and and there have been many indictments and and and some their people serving jail time. I think that perhaps perhaps GM was playing on the possible credibility crisis that the UAW leadership has with the rank and file but for for the membership in this th the you know they they of course haven't seen this proposed deal that GM's offering yet because of the way the Union always operates here that the leadership negotiates directly but why why is why is what they're offering or saying that they're offering not enough. What's what's still looked for the membership? There are a lot of details that are not there and I'm not sure that a couple of the other aspects that were important to the a union healthcare coverage we're hearing through the grapevine not through. GM that they wanted to raise the contribution of employees east and that's been that's been annot with union for a long time. There's the solutions for the plants. Those are kind of vague so I think there's a lot while while they've got big numbers on the headlines. There's a lot of detail. That's not there so going back to talking about that. The corruption investigation the kind of broadening corruption investigation how what effect is that having on these negotiations broadly speaking well I think it raises the question in the minds of the rank rank and file is my UAW leadership negotiating in my best interest and we had proof for that for years ago this this investigations going on for quite some time and if you look back to the last round of negotiations the Union Leadership Eh Fiat Chrysler agreed to Akon tracked put it to it's membership and they voted it down so that's proved to me that they're these kinds of situations caused the rank and file to be skeptical of their own leadership. What is your gut say about how long this strike goes on well? Maybe I'm being an optimist but I'm hoping it'll be short because these strikes are not good for anyone. you know union members tinkler bringing home two hundred fifty dollars a week paycheck. That's not what they're used to in there. They don't have health coverage although GM announced today it's offering them Cobra which I assume they have to pay for. It's a black eye on the industry. It's not good for for the public look of it and it certainly not good for General Motors either. They're losing losing money every day. Yeah Yeah I mean talk about the impact economically of this strike I mean who does this hurt the worst. GM The hourly the Union Workers and what's the risk to the broader economy well. It's a far less risk today than it used to be on the broader economy. I mean gee comes down to only a seventeen percent market share whereas in the nineteen eighties were forty percent even in the nineteen nineties they were. I think thirty per in the thirties so it's not anywhere near the impact it used to be but it's still an impact its impact on. They're not bringing in revenue. They're not making profits right now. this could if it continues of trickled down to part suppliers that hasn't happened yet right now dealers and customers are carrying on as usual but there if it went on for a long time there would be shortages so is it's you know it's just not good all the way around. Michelle Krebs is executive analyst for Auto Trader Michelle. Thanks so much for coming on. Thank you all right. That's a great conversation spend. I think it's important that we you take a minute and talk about the fact that this thing this is a long story and there's a lot of history here to kind of unpack the goddess to where we are today absolutely the Uaw W. workers are really hoping to claw back some of the concessions that they agreed to you know going back almost ten years now when Jim was on the verge verge of collapse and went through bankruptcy to basically save the company so among those things you know new hires of that you know came to the company Denise since they agreed to that deal back then make around only about half the amount with the hourly wage that veteran employees people who have been there since before that agreement and it takes them eight years to get to the level of those veteran employees in terms of pay you know they're also paying more out of pocket for their healthcare. We we heard Michelle talk about that that they're reportedly going to be asked to pay even more although yet by a lot of standards around you know modern workplaces they still pay very little. I think their pay is they're. They're coping that it's like four percent or something like four or five percent compared to much higher for other sectors and I was able to confirm actually after that interview that yes General Motors switched everybody over to Cobra that's paid for by the UAW Strike Fund gyms also expanded the use of temporary workers. I think you know a little bit about what that means but you know the these are workers in some cases who maybe have been on the job working on the line for years now but they're still classified as temporary workers so they don't get you know the full benefits and pay that's a common tactic across industries not just the auto industry and then you know of course Jair. We talked about it last November. The you know the big D Day when when General Motors announced that it was unallocated five plants including detroit-hamtramck Loyd him traffic an a transmission plant in Warren that means that basically they are ending production of the the models you know made in those plants with with nothing in line to replace them so that means essentially fraud tens of purposes that it probably GonNa close the UAW wants to see commitments to new products products for those plants so that all those people don't lose job. I mean these are really tough issues for sure they are and it's interesting to see some of the negotiations kind of go public with General Motors outlining some of the the deal terms on their most recent offer them talking about finding a product for GM's Detroit Hamtramck Hamic plant some of the other things like that usually see that kind of stuff behind the scenes. You don't always see companies just tipping the cards and negotiating a little bit in public rumor has the they're offering to start production of electric pickup truck for Detroit Hamtramck and then also they closed a plant in Lordstown Ohio Ohio their offer. They're talking apparently about reportedly about launching a new battery manufacturing facility Electric Battery Vehicle Battery facility in Ohio to Kinda offset some of those job losses you know in since GM's bankruptcy the company has been making record profits. They've been very successful but they've they've. They've really been getting more and more lean. They've moved more production to Mexico the UAW has targeted GM this is their pattern the always pick one automaker of the three to target and and that becomes the template agreement for subsequent agreements with the other three so in this case you know they will extensively hammer out an agreement with GM and and members will vote to ratify edify it and then that'll become the the template for Ford and Fiat Chrysler but you know we'll have to see like I said I think these are tough issues that they're trying to get through and and the the corruption investigation is not gonNa make any of it easier you know especially in this age of what we see with the tactics and not making a political judgment judgment here but saying just the tactics with the media say president trump when he something's going on and all of a sudden something else happens and it's bigger and then everyone loses their focus. I hate to say it and I say this as somebody who you know like I have family that have been part of the union I can't I hope we believe that there's a little bit of wagging the dog going on here trying to deflect attention skeptical skeptical but I feel like there could easily be a situation where okay all this corruption investigations happening this has been ongoing for years and their their stuff to it. This is not unsubstantiated the feds are coming in hard at the the leadership of the UAW. I can't help but think like an a prolonged strike does a lot to distract members or maybe even try to distract the media or kind of help the leadership's position I don't. I don't know if the leadership really have their own incentive to settle the strike quickly yeah well. I'm sure there's a lot of you know died in the wool union families out there who are also frankly pretty disgusted with you know what they've seen come out of the investigation so far nine indictments people bowl you know siphoning money. You know that members pay their dues. you know on these opulent homes and you know personal gain Ford's Dearborn campus may be best known today for the so-called glasshouse headquarters building or the salt and pepper Shaker office towers visible from the Southfield freeway but the automaker your has an ambitious plans to redevelop its research and Engineering Center in Dearborn as a futuristic walkable campus filled with modern architecture and technology and buzzing with pedestrians strands electric bikes and scooters and in the future autonomous vehicles Ford today unveiled its Master Plan for the triangle shaped campus which sits it's across the street from the Henry Ford Museum and is defined by Oakwood Boulevard Snow Avenue and Rotunda drive the company envisions the focal point being a new central real campus building sitting on the site of what is today. It's sixty six year old product development center it anticipates housing more than six thousand designers and vehicle development employees when it's finished in twenty twenty-five renderings which will post up on daily Detroit Show low-slung buildings with plenty of curving lines expose oppose would materials high ceilings and long banks of Florida's ceiling windows connected by winding landscape path that we've alongside and underneath the buildings Ford says the the campus of interconnected buildings could eventually house more than twenty thousand employees in flexible High-tech workspaces up from around eleven thousand today Ford Org knowledge is that the changes are geared in part at attracting world class talent. It also says that the changes are fully in line with what it's doing it. It's cork down campus in Detroit and it's an arbor robotics lab and creating more innovative interactive workspaces to help speed decision making in product development. There's interesting highlights on this once then indeed so so the research and Engineering Center would be moving closer to Oakwood Boulevard they say as part of this new plan to better connect with the surrounding neighborhoods hoods. I mean now. It's very much like an office park with parking lots and in disconnected buildings and everything yet. It's a very open campus as far as it's a long way between buildings buildings and things when you go around that place it's I'm struck by looking at these. I mean they look a lot like the renderings of like bedrocks proposal for the Monroe blocks downtown with lots of kind of weaving being pedestrian pathways and interconnected balconies and things like that it seems very European influence. It's got that more modern kind of Silicon Valley California Cornea vibe like looking at those things. They looked like something looking at these renderings. It looks like something straight out of California something you'd see with the Microsoft campus or the apple campus yeah definitely with a Scandinavian flare about it. I mean I would note that. the the lead architect and landscape architect is a Norwegian firm called Snow Hedda so Ford announced a major renovation to its dearborn campus back in two thousand sixteen. How does this all relate to it? I'm told that's still underway. nope changes to that but this is like the next phase and the update to master plan so this is kind of part of it before we wrap the segment up. I just got to ask like how long has this campus in Dearborn Bene- thanks rain so this was part of an earlier master plan that Ford unveiled you know back when they were like pretty much literally on top of the world you know it was like right after the second world war and everybody was buying up cars and everything President Dwight Eisenhower you remember him Roger. I you know I like he actually dedicated Ford's research and engineering being center back in May of Nineteen fifty three. You know man like I mean you can just imagine it right. All the giant like land yacht cars parked lined up shining chrome and everything and I like Ike cracking the champagne bottle against the coroner's there that would that would be an amazing sight and I'm just going to say I love land yachts all right so he wanted to end the show today with some sweet news it turns out there's another entrant in Detroit's Club of bakeries that are getting national attention and this one opened up within just the last year and interestingly in this hyper connected world. They literally haven't posted on their instagram since before they swung open their doors. That's like a sin in this era I know right ochre over on Grand River and Warren just snag the number four spot in Bon appetite magazine hot ten list of restaurants across the United States and the only winner from Michigan Ochre is from the folks that did astro coffee over in Cork town which has been spent just like a huge success right next to slows Yup and that's a project by Jessica hits and dice UC Hughes so I always knew between their egg sandwiches and cookies like I didn't realize until well well it opened that they had a bakery like underway but now like it's one of those things you look back and you're like wow all the baked goods where they were really good and well now. They have a bakery and I'm I'm excited and more places to get cookies. Which is one of my favorites? What's an ends cookie jar okay so this is an obscure reference to cookies that are are from New Zealand and Australia before World War One? I guess they travel really well between like oatmeal cookies and they have like Golden Syrup sustained explorers on long perilous cross-sea ventures. They sustain me in long parallel prevent. Scurvy is what you're saying all right. That'll do it for today's show. Friends Net net was a real win-win of a show we totally engaged gauge the butterfly effect to break down silos but not boil the ocean spin dude. We don't get corporations anymore so we don't have to talk like this. Oh yeah that's right. Sorry I was at a presentation today I had complete flashbacks is thank you thank you. You're safe here Jarrett's daily Detroit. We talk like real people with that. I'm jair stays. Thanks for listening and I'm spend gossips. Take care of each other and we'll see you around
Monitor Show 22:00 09-10-2020 22:00
"Let's face it. Shackled up on the money has. Just, pretty wound I wonder said that and this. Mississippi? Sports desk correct. Dr Richard Luxembourg Dot Org, but informacion. Does. Woman's ACA The textile ship look like to you at Bloomberg the world is listening. Broadcasting Twenty four hours a day at Bloomberg Dot Com on the Bloomberg. Business APP and Bloomberg quick tape. This is Bloomberg radio now, a global news update. The US is passing another grave marker in the coronavirus pandemic over one hundred, ninety, thousand Americans have died since the first cases arrived in the US back in January. The US has the highest death toll from the respiratory illness. In the world, the West is being devastated by nearly a hundred large and now deadly wildfires about half for tearing through Oregon, Washington and California Oregon's already seen four towns nearly wiped out and is preparing for record deaths so far three people have lost their lives including a twelve year old boy and his grandmother there appears to be a deal between United Airlines. And Its pilots union to avoid thousands of furloughs, Tom Roberts has the details CNBC reports. There's an agreement in principle that would keep the airline from furloughing almost three thousand pilots. The pilots furloughs were set to begin October I it was part of a company plan to lay off or furlough around sixteen thousand workers. The University of Michigan Dearborn is apologizing for having a virtual lunch room made for students who are not people of Color. It Center for Social Justice and Inclusion Club gathered on Tuesday to talk about their experiences. The school said, the discussion was meant to deepen the understanding of race.
Growing up black in a white family, A mans story of race relations, adoption,and living in America
"This episode has been brought to you by who are you and why dot net disconnect from the old and start a new? Drop your baggage and learn the true importance of honesty and character. Who are you an why the evolution of you by Brian? Penzo will re introduce you to yourself. From a noble straight shooter perspective, Brian gives you the manual to let you know why you are where you are in life and how to kick it up to that next level. This book is Detroit Pitta me of giving you higher consciousness with lower stress and sharper skills to deal with the everyday ups and downs of life. To find out more information about this fantastic book, just go to who are you and why dot net that's who are you and why Dot Net? Cor Confidence. You're listening to the core confidence life personal development podcast. Welcome I'm Dennis. Are someone broadcasting to you right here in this chair up here in Harlem? In New York City. So don't forget to follow us on. All of our social media. FACEBOOK, that's core, confidence, life, right, twitter, core, confidence life, and of course our youtube. Go right there. You can get all these places if you're not there already just got a core confidence, life dot com slash youtube, and of course the same for twitter and facebook. If you WANNA go back in time and listen to podcasts. You might of missed or anything like that. Just go to CC. L. PODCAST DOT COM. All right folks? We're going to spend today talking raw and real about race relations in the United States. On our program. We have a man who is a diversity trainer. That's right, and he is here to tell his personal story about being a biracial man adopted by white family. And growing up, and how he connected to his black roots, and he was quite disturbed about all the tension, going on between white and black, and he wants to bring. A more understanding and connection and come rotary between the races. He also has his book growing up black in White, which tells his life story, and how he sees the world and his personal experiences as A. Black Man in America. And he also talks a little bit about being adopted, and what being adopted as like, and since I am an adopted as well. That's something that we relate on. We talk a little bit about how that feels, and so without any further babbling from me, this is Kevin Hoffman diversity trainer author. Biracial adopt. On the core confidence life. How you doing Kevin Good? How're you doing death? Doing okay talk to me Kevin, so we've got some stuff in common, I see you are. You have been adopted as such as I have been. Think, it'll be good to start with you. A story about being adopted S oh I was born in August nineteen, sixty seven. earlier that year. Winner of nineteen sixty seven. My? Relationship with a man that she worked with a black man. the good news. They were married. Unfortunately, they were just married to different people. So I'm the product of fair between my will light mother and black father. For obvious reasons. My white mothers white husband insisted that she put me up for adoption. So I was immediately placed. And, there's actually my mother's job to take me from the hospital. To my first and only foster home. she dropped me off. Their came back two weeks later. To drop off some diapers and onesies. and. That is the last time we saw each other. I was born two weeks after the riots in Detroit. So I am this biracial kid, the product of an affair between white woman and a black man. And then born in to a city that was literally burning. Because, the rays that I am made up of couldn't. And so that began our interest things story at three months old I was adopted by White Minister his wife. And they have three biological children on the youngest in that family. Of Four kids. My Dad was a Lutheran Minister in a suburb of Detroit Dearborn, Michigan and Dearborn. Racial history is very interesting so back in the late sixties, there was considered a close community which meant. Legally people of color could come and live in the city. But it. They didn't want you there, so they did some very strategic things to make sure that people of color stayed out of Dearborn. In Dearborn is add that history since before I was born in. Up until this day in, so we lived in Dearborn. My father was an associate pastor at Saint Pauls. Lutheran Church in Dearborn. And when I was eleven months old, we woke up to a cross burning on our front yard. and. That was the community's response. The closed communities response to the fact that one had gotten in. and. They weren't too happy about it. And that began our story. We had struggles with the Lutheran Church. My father's. Boss. The head pastor was not a big fan of the fact that my father brought in child of color or into his all white church. So. That became an issue. We dealt with that Church that neighborhood that community for three years in my family decided. This communities gift change US before we change it, so we need to move so to benefit. My parents moved into Detroit. I father agreed to pastor a church in the Detroit area northwest side of Detroit. And where we lived within a black neighborhood, so from the age of three to eighteen, I was always around kids that look like me and that was life changing. so now in those earlier years. Now you are certainly I guess zero to three, so you might not remember everything about those years, but later on I'm sure you obviously you knew or found out the story? So how did that make you feel when you found out the level of discrimination that you had to move because of this level and you know how. How did that affect you personally? Interestingly, and I didn't know that was probably my thirties. So my parents did a good job of shielding me from that so I didn't know about the cross burning. I didn't know about the animosity between my dad and his boss or my dad in the church. I did know about what I call the Lutheran inquisition so soon after I got there. Said! My Dad's head pastor exception to the fact that I was part of the church. So. He decided the way to handle. That was to go about trying to fire my father. And, so They did they followed the process and the process back then was. If you had an issue with the pastor, you called in the local bishop. So they called in the Bishop of Southeast Michigan. And they had a meeting after church on a Sunday in the church, and this meeting lasted for three hours. And it basically. The format was that anybody could get up in. Say Anything. They want it to against my op. And my father just had to stand there and take it. Like. I said that lasted for three hours and then it was the bishop's job. To get up in front of the church. Call for boat I mean it was like survivor. We were GONNA be voted in eroded up. Fortunately the Bishop. Who became a good friend of our families, he. Got Up. And chastise the Church for the obvious racist that was going on, and he never called for a boat and so that was we stayed in other three years is in the church in that community in the church. And that was when the women will refer to me. In the Church would further me as the snotty nose black kid in the nursery. in. There and then so not only was that but then. The women in the church, the white women in the Church would often come up to my mother, and they would ask what who's. He can grow up in date. Because they were really concerned the savage, who is going to grow up in date one of their daughters. I didn't hear that. Until I started writing the book ten years ago more. Wow So. So you move when you were three into Detroit and from three to eighteen. You know you were there. So, what was your upbringing like? Once all that was settled, and you were in Detroit, and you was around people that looked like you. What was your childhood like Just General? Did you have any more struggles or around race and acceptance? Atelier I love the way I grew up we live in at black neighborhood for five years eight. The bishop that saved us in. Dearborn needed an assistant. So day gets this big promotion. We moved two miles away still in Detroit, but now into an all white neighborhood. So, that's when at eight years old I was confronted with the fact that I was the different one. And so that was tough, I remember. Yeah. I moved into a neighborhood that was white and was used to being white, so those white kids weren't. Weren't used to being around kids of color. So often they, when I first got there, especially, they would say some horribly offensive things in front of me. About people like me. And usually they would dismiss it by going Oh. Sorry, no offense. Like that was supposed to make it. Again. Sorry Yeah. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah just something horribly offensive, but long as I say no offense that washes it away right. Yeah. And that process just made it worse. Because, I can remember specifically one incident. I moved into this white neighborhood I was new. We were about to. Play a game of tag and one of the kids at the run home and get his fast shoes on, so we're sitting around waiting for him. And one of the leaders of One of the kids that was a leader of this community. He was talking to another friend of his and he was like. Yeah, and then there's colored guy. And he realized I could see it at space. You realize man. I shouldn't have said that in front of Color Kid. And so many turned to me, and he would often do this and say man no offense. and I kinda think a lot of the time he did that. And I've had that throughout. My life is where some people get a really sick pleasure watching people squirm and be uncomfortable and I think he did that. I think he really enjoy. Watching my response to his racism and how I would take that. you know that's interesting. That reminded me of an incident that happened I was at a job somewhere I had a co worker talking on the phone I guess he was talking to his sister and I. was there I wasn't involved in the conversation, but I was there, and then he says to his sister. What I tell you about dating black eyes. And Tears me go! ooh, sorry. Clooney. Not You not. You know about that. So like I when you said that story about immediately made me think of that moment I'm like wow, like people just. That's yes, that's not so and so that that becomes the biggest challenge with racism is that? Yeah I've had that all throughout. My life is where people just think. They're how they experienced. Life is how everyone does. Yes, so they just talk. Like what they what how they're used to, and that's supposed to be acceptable. Everybody 'cause they're the norm, yeah! Yeah, because if all you see is you and everyone looks like you and generally thinks like you and goes to the same schools and have the same types of parents then. You only see what you see and especially. If you're talking about back when you was a chow, there wasn't a whole lot of black things on TV either right, so that was an I'm glad you brought it up because that's a key point for me, which was so yeah grew up in the seventies all we had. Quite honestly the pictures of black men in the seventies. It was the same guy just with a different name, so you had people like. Fred Sanford from Sanford and son. who was this jive talking junk dealer? You had Jj Evans from good times. Who was this jive talking artist or you had George Jefferson? Was this jive talking dry cleaner salesman? Or Dry cleaner owner. But, they were all the same character. So. I was so fortunate. that. That wasn't what black was to me. That I was around kids. That were like me. That looked like me and they were good kids. There are bad black kids, smart kids, not so smart black kids, but I got to see all the Hughes of black. And I'm so fortunate. I didn't have only TV to rely on. The moving into that community. And being around people that look like me was life changing I often say this. Is that a lot of times you know it's human nature raw looking for our tribe where we belong. And Man when I moved into that black neighborhood at three years old. Yeah, I found my tribe. Found people who understood life as I saw an experience. And that was life changing for me. Yeah. So what? How did you feel when you move into the white neighborhood in Detroit and all of these weird things started happening oops I didn't mean that. You know all this other stuff. I tell you about dame black. What I tell you. So, how bad affect you just emotionally internally when all this is going on? So I can very clearly remember it. about the time I moved into that neighborhood, so in that neighborhood I was I was eight or nine was eight. And I can remember. Going through this mental checklist in my mind. In so I was fortunate that there was a family directly across the street from us in this white neighborhood. They were a safe place for me. I could go there. Be Comfortable and not have to worry about than saying something stupid. But then the house to the left of them was not safe. The corner store there is a brickley store. It was called Brinkley's, but it was a corner convenient store that I had gone to when I just got into the neighborhood and one of the first times in that store. This white Italian woman accused me of stealing in front of all my white friends. And that was part of the checklist. And so. I knew that Berkeley's are that corners or was no longer a safe place for me and did that with all my neighbors I. Could Go, I could. I could do it to this day. I could go down at least two blocks can tell you home was safe and which home wasn't. According to WHO live there. And so, that became this very mental exercise for me. Okay there will be places where I will say I will avoid those. As much as I can. And, so yeah, it was berry big weighed on me psychologically because I didn't want to be put in that uncomfortable situation. So? Yeah, I became to kind of it out where I could go. And where I couldn't and where it was safe and where it wasn't. So I. Want to certainly back and forth, but I I I want to jump into the the book itself because that will bring forth more, so tell us about this book now you. The book is on how. Races can get along and mend. These gaps so tortures a little bit about what's it called and what's the primary ideas and so forth? So here's the book growing up with Black and white. And it is. So it's just our story. And when I wrote the book. Initially I thought I just wanted to help families like ours. I wanted to help white families raising children of color. And so that was my. Really how I was looking! but I also knew if I was gonNA ride about race. I had to do it in a way that people could digest it in quite. Honestly I had to do it in a way that white people could digest. In so there was this, very. Very you know purposeful effort. To write about race in a way that people would read it in not WanNa put it down and say it's too so the story is all about me growing up. Is this biracial trial child trying to figure out who I am? and. It's also a story simply. About a child of color growing up in America in how is experience and see race because I think that is probably the biggest issue we have with race and racism is. That everyone assumes their experiences the end all be all so when I. Come to them and say now that's not my experience person color. This is how I see the police, or this is how I feel when those lights flash behind. In often what we get from the other side, it is no. No, no, you got that wrong. Your experience couldn't possibly be right. You're just not bright enough to get what happened. And it's not true. My experience I've asked fifty two years of experience identifying race and racism I'm really good at it. in so yet, you can't just fix. You can't just? You know just dismiss my experience, and that's often what happens. And that goes hand in hand with one of the purposes of the book, which is simply when we're talking about and racism, it simply comes down to the fact that everybody wants to be hurt. And so I wrote the book because I wanted to be heard, I wanted to be heard as an adoptee, I wanted to be heard as a child of color, and I wanted people to hear my experience and how I experienced this world. And so that in a nutshell is what the book is about. Okay so you mentioned that you wanted to write this book in a way that people would want to read it and not put it down. So what exactly does that mean? Just people What is what is writing a book in a name in a non digestible way for? White folk in what is writing a book in a way that people are able to read without putting it down. So. What you do is what I found is I. got this actually from my dapper father? Here's a minister and he was a storyteller. And what I found because I do speaking to. In if you really WANNA touch the hearts of people share from your experience personal story, so this book is just personal stories about how I'm trying to figure out what it means to be a black child in this country. And so there's these. And I. Kept hearing if you're familiar with the movie Christmas story, and how that was done, so Ralph is kind of the voice in his head. What he's thinking. You get to hear that, so that's that's kind of the style that I wrote the book which was. It's really about me. Growing up the relationship I have with friends. The crazy stuff we get into. And so there's a lot of comedy Anna in. It's just I. Think and I've been told I. I did well with this with the book was just a share from personal experience. In kind of a humorous way. Where people can read it, and then later on can go. Oh. Okay now I. See what he's saying and I think if you can come, added more from that human side than it becomes more digestible because we all can understand what it's like to grow up and how uncomfortable it is to be a teenager in trying to figure out your place in the world I think that's relatable. I purposely just kept putting in stories to make me relatable so that people wouldn't. Be labeled me as the angry black guy and move on. And so that's what I did, so the boys is just full of these stories, a lot of stories that me and my best friend get into the craziness you know and that was back in the seventies where you could be gone from. To Dusk and all the trouble we got into an our neighbor. okay so. What would you say in your book is the most relatable story I would. I would also ask what was one of the toughest stories in your book or the toughest Herreid about? There's several relatable stories Probably one of my favorite. Stories in the book is about. I played baseball wasn't very good at it. But I played because my mother felt that all kids had to be active all high. And so I went out for the local. Catholic. Sports League. And was on a team I was one of the worst kids on the team would often ride the bench I only play because that was the rules of the League that every kid had to play. And so I just remember and again this was back in the seventies where man? It was just especially the Seventies in Detroit. As part of this Catholic community. We weren't Catholic, but we had. There was a large Catholic community there and this was a Catholic Baseball League. So we often had coaches that would drink and costs and. My Dad was an up, so my dad would the games and my coach. Dad's White, so my coach didn't put together. That the behind the plate with my dad. So that was just so humiliating to sit on that bench. And have my dad. Just be berated by my coach and my coach would be you know column Sob and my dad wasn't good at helping. Also. And so, that was just an interesting story of being that league, not being very good, being afraid of the ball. In you know we make it to the championship. The. Score is tied second to last inning. Into my regret. I step up. The bases are loaded. And I'm like man I'm about to lose it for this team. and By the grace of God I stuck my bad out. It connected with the ball and I got triple. And I remember standing on third base. In trying my hardest not to cry. In it was, that was so important for me. Is this black kid living white fan with a white family in this black city? Trying to find out where I fit where I was accepted in struggling with the fact that my biological mother had given me up in for some reason that meant I was broken. In so I really relished the fact that when I got things right? Man Did that mean a lot to me so when I stay stood on third base in everybody was going crazy man. I just thought Oh. I got it right. That is probably it's my favorite story in a book made you know makes me cry every time. I'd say. because I just look at that little kid and. He just wanted you know to be loved and accepted man to be you know the hero of a game and a lot, the most difficult part of the book. Was Writing About My Mother's mother, my grandmother, who really struggled with the fact that she was grandmother of a child of color. And that was really tough I hit the interviewer about the book. Although she. She answered most of the questions the way you would expect her to. I had. There was one question. I really I remember. I sat with my mother, and she was in a my grandmother's. WHO's in a nursing home at the time? was. Talking about. No look in my my adoptive mothers, mom okay. And so I'm sitting her asking her so what it's. What was it? What did you think when your daughter told you? She adopted this color? My Grandma's like. Oh, which fine! It was okay. So then I started asking all these other questions, and I start asking her about the cross burning in. By Bob, being refused third roosted that hair salon 'cause I was with her, or you know the fact that the church was Co ed refused to baptize me, because I, was this child of color in this white church and I started going into all these stories with my. And that's it to get the emotions in her. then. I circled back after a half hour reliving all these worries. After Gannett to to what was it like your daughter? How did that make you feel that? Your daughter adopted this child of color. And while she's in it, and she's in her feelings and remembering all about that time, she says well. I was heartbroken. And I'm like what like and so the writer in me is excited because that's what that's the juicy you want. But the but the personal side was like man. My grandmother was heartbroken because I was part of her family. That's hard to take. And, so that was yeah, and looking back a nat relationship and the relationship that my white brothers and sisters had with my grandmother and grandfather. I saw that they were closer to my grandmother and grandfather than I was. And I I just reasoned. That was because there was something broken in me. So also being adopted factors into your. Feeling that you were broken that there was something wrong that you did something wrong. So In its compound when you talk about trained race to adoption so. As an adoptive, for whatever reason good or bad. The way I look at it is my mother gave me away. And you can say well. She couldn't afford. Keep you whatever I had friends whose mothers couldn't afford to keep them, but they did. So. that. was really hard from Second, Cup so often adoptees walkaway thinking were less than. And as Transracial, adopt your child of color in this country, we are constantly getting messages that were less than. And so the messages that I was getting from society, what you are less than in the messages I was getting through the adoption experience was I was less than and they kept supporting those two roles supporting just in telling me over and over that you were less than. In the cool thing is that I finally come to the realization, and this is what I try to. When I talked to fellow adopt eases understand this for whatever reason we may have been given up by our mother. And our. Our early childhood. was more of a struggle than it is for most people. A lot of people don't operation. The trauma that we go through is adopted. Throughout their whole life, so my message to adopt these all. If you if you walked through that, you are so much more powerful than you think. And that becomes part of DNA were yeah, we're built to be stronger. In so yeah, that's what I keep reminding selfish. You're not less than those experiences of actually make greater that. So all these these factors with the adoption, and the the the transracial nature of the adoption, and so forth, and then the book. When so how did this impact you just? Finding your own identity going out there, asserting yourself as an individual as a man, this spillover into long-term self esteem, struggles what what was all that personal life stuff like? Yes so. Like I said I grew up. You know go on the schools that I went to were largely black like ninety five ninety eight percent black. And that was a direct result of the fact that. When the! What people call the race riots in sixty seven happened that began this movement of whites, just moving out of the city in droves and so. Yes so there were schools like the schools that we went to became largely black quickly. And so. Growing up in. School, I spent a lot of energy. And just trying to fit in I understood. That the white kids weren't going to see me as white. And, so I knew like like I said earlier I had found my tribe, but now it was. How do I fit in with this tribe where my upbringing so much different than theirs? my my white parents couldn't teach me black culture. And, so I spent a Lotta time especially in grade school, just watching just watching I black friends, and how they responded to certain things. Because my biggest fear. was that my black friends were GONNA say you're a fraud. You're not really black. And so yeah, that was a concern of and every now and then it would come up. I'd have I my you know every now and then a black friend would come up and say you sound you. You talk proper. Which is code for you talk like. Oh people who des. White no-one said proper to UTAH. You know. You sound like you're white your parents. Once they find out DOPP. Do Your parents why well actually? My parents were black, but they were older, so they weren't. Slang and weren't right, so they will older from the south, so yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, so that. That was one of the biggest. I hate it when they said that and then to. I have these cultural gaps. In my history so. Like I, said my par-, My my white parents couldn't teach me black culture. In, so the biggest in people will tell you that adoption comes with loss. And so the things that I grieve the most through my adoption were of course my connection with. But also my connection with black culture. And so. And this displayed itself in the biggest ways for me, growing up, which was in music and fruit. In, so a man I grew up Detroit motown. Am, I black friends were listening to motown. But in my white, also we were listening to. Groups like Peter Paul Mary. Jesus Christ superstar. We played bet to bet. Soundtrack, On God's spill. Christian Play Soundtrack. And then when my mom thought she was really out there. She played Abba Dancing Queen. I wouldn't dare tell my white friends that that's what we are less. How so when those topics came up in conversation with my black friends. I shrunk away from them because I couldn't speak to it. I couldn't speak to this rich history that Detroit has with motown and black recording artists or I couldn't speak to the songs that they were listening to at home because I wasn't listening, tell. Yen at about ten years old I made a very conscious effort to really start to study and get into, and I enjoyed it too wasn't like I was just doing it to Finn. I enjoyed black culture. I enjoyed black music. I just hadn't been exposed to it. In so it meant taking that extra time to study it. Because, yeah, my mind Ground Zero for black music was ten so at age ten is when I started listening to music. Friends all had ten years performing of listening to music that their parents will listen to. So I hate it when music came up in, I hate it. When food came up because my black friends were eating, totally different than I was eating in my white household. I couldn't speak to that, so that's an interesting one. What did your plate looks like versus a black plate? So my play was. And the various stip very stereotypical which was. Not a whole lot of seasoning. And I? I just remember growing up that. I ate to live described to nourish. My Body Wasn't an enjoyable experience. Then, when I got into high school, one of my good friends invited me over to his house to eat. and His mom had this spread I mean. It looked like Thanksgiving dinner and they're only three of us. and. It impacted me so much. That to this day I still remember exactly what we had for dinner. And it was just a totally. The flavor was different the amount west. Every restrictions. My mom put her out food. There, the kool-aid had probably four times as much sugar in. But it was fabulous. And, it was just a totally different experience for me and I remember thinking. Wow, this is what I've missed for the last thirteen years fifteen years however. Yes, so there would do. My plate was definitely different than my friends plates. So music and food were were the biggest things that you felt you had to catch up with what what are some other things? is some lesser things that you've noticed that you had to catch up with so forth. Maybe obviously maybe black history posed, but you know that two or anything else. You felt you were out on catching up to. Like history definitely. Our place in society and even today I will work with schools. I will work with K. through twelve university, and we still haven't done a really good job of showing the contributions that people of color have made to this country. and again that just compounds it when you think you know society's telling you. And then they don't even show you. They don't even show your presence throughout history. So. All all I remember getting taught about black people in grade school was that we were slaves that we were slaves in that ally, Whitney and the Cotton Gin. He invented that so that slaves get. Of course. Martin Luther King. If? We were Real Edgy Malcolm X.. Mum? In so. Yeah, I I remember. This became a process from newer especially in college so I started to digest all this stuff so I. Remember reading the autobiography of Malcolm. X While I was in college. And just what an experience that was to read that book. And just how heartbreaking it was that we were all kind of sold a bill of goods. And we can't. Martin Luther King Because Malcolm. X. Was the bad one. In what many people miss in Malcolm X's story. is his capacity. where he started out, not this good guy. Salt, life for certain way went to Mecca in totally changed in just when he was about to change in start your bringing in was going to start bringing in other people to be a whole lot more powerful. He was killed. But there were stories like that that I didn't know about. And so I had to I encourage schools and parents that you're gonNA. have to go outside of the schools to find your place in history, because schools don't do a better job of presenting that for people of Color. The truth. And so yeah, it's still to this day where. We were slaves. That's it slaves, Martin Luther. King to the slaves and Martin Luther King. That's right. That's right Martin Luther Hey I in my school. At least they mentioned Booker T. Washington. Booker T. They mentioned that. Frederick Douglass. Mention. Frederick Douglass. I'll goodness. A Wow So. Now what is your ultimate number one goal? By rightness book, what is the ultimate number one message and also? How do we bring the racist together to understand one another? So. My ultimate goal is in. Is. The evolution of who I've become so the book shows that just me evolving. But what people don't understand is. That this is a, it's a journey. It's a lifetime journey so I am still evolving, and I'm still digesting what race means in its impact on me. I will tell you. Equivocally. I am impacted by race every day. So with people, tell me I'm pulling the race card or I'm crazy. I am not like I said. I have had fifty two years of experience to be tuned in to a frequency that can see in here, racism. It's just like a radio. If I turn on like if you don't have a radio, you can't. You can't hear a radio station. You don't have a receiver. It so. It's just like you know my favorite station growing up Detroit. The black station WJ BE. So if I turn my radio to ninety seven point nine I can hear Wj. If I turn it to ninety seven point eight I can't hear anything. So I think it's important for people who aren't of color to understand that as a person of color, we are turned into that because Reysen packages every day, so I'm so I'm tuned into the station that can here in races. Where you may not have been. So that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You just haven't experienced it. So what I'm trying to encourage is for people to understand my experience, which means you gotta come down the dial in tune in to my radio station in. See how I see. And I think if we. Then we get away from so much junk that comes with race and racism. The most frustrating thing for me as a person of color is when I share my experience, men someone. Automatically dismisses it telling me, I'm too sensitive. I got it wrong pulling the race card. Racist too much of your story. In it's not, it's just howl. Women like different from men. We need to hear their appearances, so we could be better people. It's the same thing so I go into schools. With the task of creating an environment. Where the kid with the black lives matter, t shirt. In the kid with the red make America great again, hat can coexist. And that is probably the biggest challenge that we have. We all want everyone to believe the way we did. And so. The example of the black lives matter in the make America, great again hat. Those two people are probably never ever GONNA agree those are two opposite ends of the spectrum, but we as humans want to spend all this time trying to convince everybody to believe as we do. One of my biggest messages when I go into schools, universities and organizations is. Gimmie, three feet. Gimmie three feet to be who I am to believe what I WANNA BELIEVE! In you stay on my three feet. Because, you have your own three feet that I'm going to respect. I don't have to believe the way you do I. Don't have to vote the way you do out onto. Spend money the way you do. But I can still respect you. And you just have to respect the fact that this is my experience. This is my three feet I own it in less I. Invite you in. Just Gimme that space to be who I am and that doesn't have to do with color that has to do with religion. Sexual orientation the not. We've created this environment where people can just be. Definitely agree with that. Let people be who they are. And because nothing do with David. That's the thing like who I worship as nothing to do with you. Who I love. Nothing, To with you right so just me that space to be who I am. And I'll give it to you. And we can co exist. So okay two things two things. One related to race and the other one about mounts so. When it came to what you decided to do for yourself personally does the. Does this conflict or this experience with race? Decide who your friends are. Who Date like? Do you have mostly white or black friends? Do you date mostly white or black people? Does this affect any of your personal preferences? So. Okay so I was in a black community. And this is interesting, too, because the difference in and so I remember growing up in a black community. And what we saw? In women as attractive. In the black community was totally different especially in the sabbath with totally different. Than the white community. And I just remember growing up and you know we would say. Wow, that women's attractive or black woman. She's attractive. And the other response was not. She's too big. She's fat. And I just remembered that being. That kind of the thicker women were coveted in the Black Canoe Attracted to that because that's what we're all attracted to. When we grew up, so I primarily dated black women growing up. One of the biggest mistakes made growing up was. I chose to go to college in the center of Michigan. Called Alma College which isn't in Standard, Michigan in the center of Cornfields. It had a student body that time of about eleven, hundred students in thirteen of us were black. So I went from Detroit Black City. To this rural environment. That I spent four years in. Where there weren't that many black people. and unfortunately, at seventeen years old I assumed the world was like Detroit. 'cause when I lived in Detroit. I saw people of color everywhere. I went I. saw people cult. So then I go to this college where it's just white people all the time. Very few black people and the what in the college doesn't know what to do with that, so they don't do anything. They just let us kind of figure it out. And so during that time. I joke silence equal opportunity data. So there weren't many black girls. The date on the Avocados campus I did date. White women a few white women at that time. But those relationships for me very problematic and. They weren't good experiences. So the first girl I dated St Shares that with her dad. And she tells me so white girl then she tells her white father, stating this black guy and I'm sure he's thinking out of a hundred students. You GotTa pick one of the only black guys. It's so. Black is. Right black is. And she was from Naperville Illinois, which is a very white suburb, Chicago. Fluid. Suburb Chicago, too, and so. She tells her dad that we're dating. And then she calls me to a room because she's broken heart, she's in tears because she said I told my dad, and he just sat at the kitchen table and cry like really. We're like eighteen nineteen years old. In your crying, 'cause your daughter's dating a black guy like. So it was that experience at another experience that when I dated a white, Girl. And I don't. I just wasn't built for that kind of relationship like it was just a struggle. I was so self conscious to which had a lot to do with it. That every time I went out I could see people looking at. And again this is in the eighties. It's a lot different now. and I just did not want to go through that stress. So it. My ultimate goal was to graduate college go back to Detroit. Find a black woman to marry her. And I did that move back to Detroit couldn't find a job in Detroit. Moved Sixty Miles South of Detroit Toledo. started. My Black Bank teller. In. We got married. So! Your question was do i. Do I go after one rates. I am more in this a lifetime journey for me like I said it's every Vavi. So. May probably in my thirties I figured out. You know who I'm most comfortable. It's middle class or. Upper middle class black people. Because I think. We have I can share a lot in common with them. I grew up. After we moved out of the Black neighborhood, which is probably lower middle-class. We moved to that white neighborhood that was upper middle class. And, so I just feel like I have more in common with like I said middle class upper middle class black people. And again that was an evolving process, and it was. It was a struggle to because they were sometimes be around. People like man. I just can't get along with this group. and. That's part of human nature. I took that really personally. But. Yeah, that was an epiphany for me to figure that out that okay. Here's an even. More a a a tribe closer. To Hawaii. which was in court? So. Your book is mostly about race, but of course you do toss in there. Obviously, the adoption is a key point in there so one adoptee to another one. How do you feel about being adopted putting aside the race thing like being adopted? Do you ever wonder who your biological family is? Do you know them to you? You know where where is your knowledge base in your feelings about being adopted? Yes so. The beautiful vange of being transversely adopted is it's never a secret. I mean at three years old I wake up and see that I didn't look my parents. So. I always knew I was adopted, but we didn't spend a whole lot of time talking about it. But it was something I thought about quite often. I thought about my biological mother a lot. Had A lot of fantasies as who she was since I didn't have any information as to who she was. I just made it up. And, so I just had these fantasies that my my mother was this rich woman. And at one day she would come and find me. Drop off a bunch of money. I get to meet her, and then she'd go away and I carry on my life with my adoptive family. I never had those thoughts of. I don't WanNa. Be With this adoptive family I enjoy being part of that family. Even even when we had those struggles I, it was to me with an ideal way to grow up. and once I figured out how to navigate in that white neighborhood. That neighbor was great. And so yeah. I always would think about my biological mother. But we didn't talk about that so I just kept that all in my head. When I was in college, I chose the start looking for my biological mother. But back then we were on the Internet, or there was no internet so I was doing it through mail and phone calls, which is A. If you've been through it, you know it's just a frustrating process. I remember calling. I was adopted through loosened social services out of Detroit and I remember calling. The social worker assigned to my case truly Boykin was her name, and I remember hearing her. I would call me like yeah. My Name's Kevin Hoffman once information out of my options. And I could hear her flipping through my file. And she would only give me certain points of information about me. And I was so frustrated with that experience. In, so I searched for twenty years with not much luck without the Internet. And then one day in two thousand nine. On my way out to a high school football in with Bo, I shot all the information. That I had I sent it to this woman. WHO's assert changeable. And search angels are people who connect. Basically biological family. In so adoptees with biological family, and so I gave her all the information I had went out to this football game, and within twenty minutes, she found my mother. And it was a first time I use the Internet to search for my mother. And so it was I remember sitting on those stands at that football game in October two thousand nine. And that night Though the search angel, her name is share. She sent me. Unfortunately my mother's obituary. My mother died two thousand three. Yeah, so I, missed her. She died six years before I found her. But that night. Yeah got a Ritu airy got a picture of her headstone where she was buried. And then I had names of her. Bring her children, so I knew she had children. She had three boys and a girl and then me. And, so, then nap began the search for finding siblings. Which I dated, I did find a sister, so I have three brothers and a sister. Only. One brother wanted to meet. To others. Didn't I met my sister? And, then I got to see as adopted. You know for the first time in my life at forty something I saw pictures. That I was biologically connected to so I got to see my mother and see that I got her eyes and her face and her smile. And that's important as an adoptee because we don't get that, and that's so for great by everybody else you know how many times growing up did everyone always will remember everyone always saying around me? Yeah, my brother looks like my mother. My adoptive brother looked like my mother. But I never got that because there was no one around me, there was genetically connected to. In so yet, forty some years old I got the picture of my mom. And find out what that was like growing up in that household and came to the conclusion, which I will not say this forever adoption, but for my situation, the right decision was made. Out of it well in that white man's home, being a constant reminder that his wife had an affair with the blackout. So, Y-. The, steps that were taken around my adoption where the right steps for me. I can't say that for every adoption for my situation it was. And powerful thing that she was talking about where. You know the biological connect. Biologic connection is kind of. For granted as A. As just everyday thing for most people. I look like my mom. I sound like my dad or I act like my brother. and we as adoptees a lot of us. Don't have that and I did. I did my biological family as an adult and so I got I got to get that late like you. But so many people grow up around that and we don't. So. All right, so where can people find this book, So let's talk about how to get in touch with you. Where can we find your bulk and things like that? Yeah, so, if you go again, here's the book growing up black in white. And you just put that in grown a black and white DOT com. That bring my website. You'll see you know all these podcasts that I've done there. speaking engagements that I do. And this life is really evolved into. Me going out and trying to you know. Handle, this race thing And so you'll see a lot of presentations on my website, but I do speaking to colleges, universities or Or, adoption and foster groups do a lot of talks with those two. You can also find me at Kevin. Hoffman DOT COM and Hoffman is one F to an. Joe F., M. A. N.. you. Just putting up Offman Dot com that bring up the website as well. You can buy the book there. There's some. I started making t shirts that have diversity thing. So there's some options to buy those they're my favorite. T. Shirt is with me, but it says so too blache with right white writing in. It says if you don't see color. I must be invisible. In the middle of the shirt is chalked out figure. On the back, it just is just see me. I can't tell you how many times people I've heard that saying just drives me crazy. I don't see color. I'm colorblind. Schaller. Could and I need you to see color because that's such a big part of who I am, and I'm not ashamed of it. So why should you ignore it? Now. So. What's one word of encouragement or support? You can give people who are who are adopted or who are in a transracial home. Anything like that. Your experience of what's one word of support? You can give them right this very second. Resilience. We are far more resilient than we think all. We've gone through his prepared us to be successful. Quite honestly, there's a great book out here by Paul Tough and talks about how kids succeed and what he found was. It's those kids that not only are smart, but it kind of had this grit in edge to them. Because of what we went through early in life. Yeah, we got that Grit. And there's something in us. That has made us stronger than we will ever understand, but we've got a tap into that and we go through these things so that we can help other, so they don't have to go through. and it's those scars that man that really creates zillions the in us. and. Again it my goal to adoptees or you know kids in foster care is man. You're so much more powerful than you think. And a world needs us. They need you know these these people with Grit. His we can change things and. Yeah we we just have a different way of looking at things, so we're much more powerful than we think. We're greater than not less than. Right. Thank you very much for coming on the program and sharing. Your experiences and your knowledge, your story, your journey your everything. I? Appreciate it thanks. If you'd like to be a guest on the core confidence life podcast, just fill out application by going to core confidence life dot com slash guest. That's core confidence, life, dot, com slash guest. We appreciate you and all your feedback, so give us. About the podcast or anything else just send a message to dentist core Confidence Life Dot Com. That's dentist. I've court confidence life dot Com. Follow us on Facebook, twitter, Youtube, and all the social media outlets of course at core confidence lucky. 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Episode 24 | Knobs, Pulls & Handles
"Sir Hello Welcome to home. Space and reason odd cast about grade now home that hi there. I'm Christina Browning your host. If you know your home could be so much more than it is. I discuss functionality aesthetics and automation I am a realtor and home functionality coach I gig out on various subjects regarding your home and yard challenging you to think of your space differently to get the most out of every square foot no matter if you reside in forty five hundred square feet or three hundred fifty. I Post questions for you to think through about your space. Andrew reason this podcast is all positive offering you virtual fist bumps and celebrating every win remember. There's no such thing as perfect but you can still aim for your best every day in this episode. Let's discuss aesthetics and a little functionality episode twenty four whether you're building a new home from the ground up remodeling or is simply looking to refresh a home that you purchased and didn't design knobs pulls and handles our dear to my heart and can be so fun to go down that rabbit hole whip. It's one of the subjects that I did the biggest deep dive on when we built our house. So I can say with out a doubt you can spend a significant amount of time exploring who you are and what hardware represents you and the family. That occupied is this space day. In and day out we have five senses. The sense of sight smell touch hearing and taste thinking through all of these as it relates to your home's interior can help you make decisions trying to be as inclusive as possible to honor as many senses as possible. You can truly experience your home hardware. That is the knobs polls and handles in your home or one of the only things you're going to be touching every single day. You may or may not sit on your couch every day. You may not use your table on a particularly busy day but you will always always need to get into your cupboards drawers. I mean you need to brush your teeth and you likely keep that in a bathroom drawer. I want to read to you. A page. Three seventy seven of a book titled The Finer Things by Christiaan lemieux. She says evaluating hardware is a matter of aesthetic of course but it's also important to consider function. If it's a hinge. Pull a KNOB does it. Swing seamlessly is it. Strong enough to stand up to years of tugging. Does it turn effortlessly? Hardware might inform our experience of space. But it's no good unless it can perform when it comes to evaluating quality in anything. She recommends asking three simple questions. Do you like the way this looks. Is it going to last? And is it going to function the way that it should hardware shouldn't look or feel cheap? It shouldn't be an after thought. It should feel like an extension of your aesthetic. Here are some questions to ask yourself about yourself. D- like jewellery if yes. What kind kind specifically chunky delicate? If you don't like jewelry do you prefer a minimalist or modern aesthetic. What lights you up out in the world would bark and ferns set your soul on fire. Take note do you love nothing more than your diamond stud earrings or cufflinks. Take cues from that. Maybe your soul is cut from the Bohemian cloth and you crave warm earthy spaces with saturated fiery orange or electric blue knobs or polls with some metal mixed in there somewhere. Maybe you lean toward exposed wood beams brick fireplaces and the comfort of your cabin in the woods taking cues from that you might want to bring that aesthetic into your main home in a subtle way with a nod to the peace entering quality. That you experience there. Do you love the understated aesthetic of Mid Century? Modern take note. Perhaps industrial is more your speed with optimum function and less soft edges. So let's say your heart sings for all things. Botanical take cues from that from twigs to woven reeds leaves to actual flowers. This can be as understated or as literal as you wish. If you love the movie Julie and Julia or all things culinary take cues from that deep dive on the decor at your favorite restaurant. Surely Pinterest has photos of your favorite chefs kitchen. Go have another. Look at your favorite foodie movie. What else do they have? Posit on that pause your TV there and take a photo of those knobs on your screen and treat this like a fun adventure. Our Kitchens get used daily and when you have a knob are pulled to open cabinets and drawers with the oil and whatever else is on your hands from making. Dinner Gets transferred to whatever you touch that is important information to take into account in order for you to make good decisions for your cupboards to last a long time. Imagine that you have a full overlay drawer. You must have either a pull or a knob in order to get the drawer open. These are like the workhorses of the kitchen. Aside from that one really great chef's knife. Sarah Robertson understands the importance of being organized as founder and principal of Studio Dearborn. She has an intense focus on the functional details of every kitchen sheep lens. Clever storage seamlessly into precision mill work resulting in tailored elegant spaces. That are fun to cook and live in named after her grandmother. Studio Dearborn has emerged as a highly sought after source for kitchen expertise featured in house beautiful. The Washington Post apartment therapy and HGTV magazine among others. Robertson has an active blog and a loyal social media following. I will include her instagram handle and website in the podcast notes. She sent me a gorgeous photo of the pull. She chose for her own kitchen. And she writes. It's from a and h brass in London. I found it there when I just happened to be staying in a hotel adjacent to their location in downtown London and they shipped our entire kitchens worth across the pond and her email to me. She went on to explain. I love using cast brass hardware with a living finish. I know some people have a hard time with living finishes but I how they change over time and show the marks of time. I wanted same finish in my kitchen. Because all the original hardware and my nineteen twenties house is an lacquered brass. It just felt right to stick with that. So let's talk about that term. She references living finish. Natural brass polished on lacquered Brass German Silver and oiled rubbed. Bronze are all living finishes intended to transform with age and use yet they may also be restored to their near original state. If you'd like the look and feel of brass hardware changes as it's constantly touched and handled embracing the aging process in your hardware lens a sophisticated touch to your aesthetic over time with use patterns the hardware takes on a truly individual. Look if you're a person that obsesses over the fingerprints on anything like the fridge. This may not be for you. I'll include a photo of Sarah's Gorgeous Bank of cabinetry and the polls that adorn them on the facebook group page. You'll find a link to it in the notes of this podcast. When we built our house I knew for sure. I didn't want our bathroom hardware to be the same as our kitchen hardware. I wanted to add a little glam to the master bathroom to give it a little sparkle. I even used different KNOB on the drawers. Then I used polls for the cabinet a stayed with the same nickel finish but the drawers are the only thing with sparkle from Amethyst to crystal if sparkle appeals to you. There's many choices to be. Had that you can apply in small bits as I outlined this podcast. I'm looking at a stunner in the house of Antique Hardware Shop Online. I'll include the link as always in the podcast notes now. Let's talk about functionality. Technically knobs are fastened in the middle with one screw while pulls are fastened with a screw at each end. Generally you grasp a cabinet knob with the thumb and forefinger but for a pull you just hook a finger or two behind the open part so pulls tend to be a little easier to use sense. It doesn't require the grip as much. So what does this mean to you? So if people are suffering from mobility issues or arthritis a pull could be a better choice likewise. Let's talk about that. As it pertains to doorknobs versus polls for interior doors. There are handles and knobs. They handles generally require less grip. Something to consider whether you're building a new home updating your existing hardware or doing an entire remodel attention to practicality and ease of use are paramount because many people these days are aging in place so polls drawers and handles for doors will be most universal for all ages and abilities as a realtor with an eye for aesthetics. This is something I always notice. When I tour another home I can tell when knobs polls were an afterthought and I can tell when the designer or homeowner intentionally made a statement. Even if it's an understatement. I appreciate when they are not the cheap safe or bland choice knobs and pulls are like jewelry for the kitchen. Even if you're a minimalist there are some gorgeous. Modern minimal options that help kitchen or bathroom with the details. It says yes. We considered everything without actually saying a word. I quite literally spent two months making my decision. When we built our home I started by surveying Alec Zillion photo so I understood what was out there before I started to understand what I personally was attracted to. I didn't want all the bathrooms and kitchen to have the same hardware. They're different rooms with different moods. I also knew I wanted pulls into sizes for the kitchen and I quite literally chose the polls and based to finish of the kitchen faucet off the polls I ultimately chose instead of working the other way around I went with the champagne gold which is less yellow. And a little more understated. I chose Ebony stain for my custom cabinets so that brighter champagne would be nice sophisticated contrast with the dark wood. The white granite counter emulating a marble look similar to a commercial kitchen. Significantly contrast with the darker would so adding that bit of shine on the polls. Softens the feel I personally lead toward modern and the one thing these polls reminded me of was the Cupboard Bun on a Tuxedo? Not I'm a rent this at the mall kind of Tuxedo like a custom. Tailored Italian made Tuxedo. I love how they are still simple yet somehow. Impeccably fancy at the same time now. Let's talk about placement. Where on the cabinet or drawer you choose to install your hardware should be choice. Based on a combination of form and function. There are more traditional and more modern approaches for a or traditional style cabinet. The typical orientation is to center the KNOB in the center of the front frame. So that the KNOB is in the center both vertically and horizontally the other option is a bit more modern which is to place them a little higher on the Upper Bank and a little lower on the Lower Bank of Cabinets. It leaves that Horizontal Stripe of would if you will open uninterrupted and therefore more clean I think the most important thing to ask yourself is do. I want a more clean look or more traditional. Look your own preference. Should come before everything else. And before you jump to conclusions go spend some time looking around the interwebs blogs like Sarah's and apartment therapy maybe you're dying for color but you just can't get yourself to commit to colored cabinetry look to the polls or knobs to do that for you instead remember the Amethyst poll I referenced earlier imagine an Emerald. Crystal poll against a polished brass finish signature hardware has a menotti porcelain knob available in three colors. Indigo Rosewood or -til it. Stylish design includes an irregular shape and a concave front with its crackled center providing. A handcrafted feel lustrous gold lining along the edge of the poll enhances the minorities modest form. Do you know someone with great hardware. Ask them to send you a photo. C. You can post it in our group facebook page and we can all GIG out together. You can also post instagram and use the Hashtag home space and reason. I am including a drool worthy list of online hardware shops on my websites. You can peruse until your heart's content. I also wanted to pause for a moment and re to a celebration of a small win from Mali in eastern Washington she writes. I freaking love. This podcast I've listened to every episode some more than once and of implemented multiple things in my home for instance. Yesterday I replaced the daytime lights in my hallway and great room with lower temperature bulbs. I can't believe how much of an impact this one simple change has made my home satisfaction went up multiple points another listener. Elissa joined in from Oregon with yes. I did the same exact thing in my hallway last week and I can't believe what a difference it makes in how I feel walking into my home love. These simple changes that make a huge difference. Thank you for celebrating your win with us. Do you have a win? You'd like to share. Leave it in the podcast reviews or on the group facebook page. We love celebrating baby steps forward and all things positive. Thank you molly and Elissa for sharing. I love when you Gig out with me on all things. Home related the specific episode. They are referring to is episode six titled Lighting and Windows. Go have a listen or even a second. Listen if you yet and now grab a pencil. It's time for the questions to ask yourself about your home space and your reason question number one. What style are you most attracted to? If you need to listen to the first part of this podcast you absolutely can. If you can't pinpoint a style type just write down some adjectives or descriptive that you seem to be attracted to over and over again question too if you're updating or remodeling. Do you have other components in your kitchen already. That are not going to change right now. So this means if you're building a home from the ground up everything may be changeable if it's in the theoretical stage right now but if you're cabinets are already in production and you've already chosen your finish. That and your countertops may be your starting point get samples. Set them next to your computer screen. If you're considering styles from home or set your laptop up in the space you are dressing with knobs and pulls your I can take in what is on your screen in the environment in which it will be placed question number three once. You've found photos of a few that you love scour pinterest and Instagram for these knobs and pulls used in real kitchens see if you can find them used in a similar color combination as you have against dark would for example if you have an ebony stain on your cabinetry like I do seeing them in an existing home can help narrow down your choices. You may say well nope not for me or you might just fall more in love question number four if you're updating an existing home and not replacing the faces of the cabinets note where your current drawer or cabinet holes are for your hardware and find knobs or polls that will fit in the same holes not all polls are the same measure carefully. But don't be intimidated. You've got this also consider whether you want to swap out the laundry room knobs at the same time I drop this in because maybe you've always wanted to get a knob for another room in the House one. That is scratched or broken. Can you do them at the same time? Perhaps in the same shipment question number five. Close Your eyes with me and imagine your hand moving toward a drawer to grab it and pull it open. Is it cold? Because it's metal is rounded and would does it have color or SAS is it smooth porcelain? Let your imagination run wild and imagine what it is that you would like to see there and see if you can find something similar to what you're picturing in your head since we're talking about kitchens. Anyway I wanted to mention the home maintenance of cleaning your stove hood filter range hoods come with one of two types of filters replaceable and non replaceable stainless steel baffle filters and aluminum filters do not typically need to be replaced while charcoal and Mesh filters require replacement about every one hundred and twenty hours of cooking or every three to six months. It's a good time to D Greece and have a look up there and do a little cleaning. It will help. Keep your exhaust hood running well and will be something. You'll thank yourself for later while you're at it. I bet there's a light bulb or two in there. Do they need to be changed out as well may as well order them online for es I'll put a link below for a company whose business is all about vent hoods and they have some videos soap recipes and other goodness you can reference if you have an Amazon Echo you can now say play the home space and reason podcast by apple and listen while you're cleaning your vent hood filter. See how I did that. You can also say play home space and reason from yesterday on Apple podcasts. Skip backward thirty seconds or even play the previous episode. What are you grateful for today? I am grateful for home cooked meals and food on the table. I'm grateful for the Internet access to all the Information. We want at any time that we wanted. I'm thankful for sunrises. And sunsets chocolate and the freedom to vote if you're curious about the time line on our voting history in America all include a link in the podcast notes as it's not something we can take for granted. Women's suffrage is the right of women to vote in elections. The original Mary poppins movie released in. Nineteen sixty. Four is my favorite childhood movie and this Movement for Women's rights to vote in England is depicted in this movie in Australia. Women progressively gained the right to vote between eighteen. Ninety four and nineteen eleven federally in Nineteen Zero to Canada extended voting rights to women in nineteen seventeen Britain and Germany in nineteen eighteen. Austria am another lund's in nineteen nineteen and then the United States in one thousand nine hundred twenty notable exceptions in Europe. Were France where women could not vote until nineteen forty four Greece until nineteen fifty two and Switzerland in nineteen seventy one in some cases. This is just one full generation removed from US. Sometimes only to my maternal grandmother was born in nineteen ten and a time before women could vote. No matter who you are or where you live. Please vote your voice matters. Don't forget to check the podcast notes for the link to Studio Dearborn and Sarah's blog to see photos of her twenty twenty best kitchen of the year from the national kitchen and Bath Association along with seven Gorgeous Green Kitchens and more stunning examples of design. Work you're going to want to subscribe to this podcast so you don't have to remember to download new episodes if you appreciate visual examples and subscribe. It's relatively easy to reference the coinciding images hitting the home space and reason group page. Follow me on. Facebook instagram twitter and Pinterest by searching for the handle space and reason or scrolling down to the podcast notes. Did you know that you can hire me? Yup if you happen to be relocating to the Greater Metro Portland Oregon area. And you'd like to hire me as your realtor. Reach out to me at Christina spelled with a K. at space and reason dot com if you haven't yet write a review because it lets others know. 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Aryan Brotherhood Reports Record Surge In Donations On Election Night
"President trump's graffiti. The presidential election may have base more motivated than ever and. They're putting their money where their mouth is here why the area brotherhood is reporting record surgeon donation since the election and how they plan to spend the increased funds to further their cause from the onion and onion public radio. I'm leslie price. And this is the topical. The news is a lot like money. And i've got a lot of. Its and i'm only giving you some because the government's making money back in a moment the demand for telemedicine grows so does the need for connectivity five g. meets that meet qualcomm remains focused on giving doctors and patients superior security rich five g connectivity learn more at qualcomm dot com slash invention age much like in two thousand sixteen a narrow presidential election victory is once again motivating grassroots political efforts all across the country but for one group in particular. The election has proved to be quite the financial boom in post-election filings. The area brotherhood has reported three hundred percent surgeon donations. The largest in the organization's history here to discuss is election. finance correspondent. charles dearborn. I leslie so charles. These are pretty impressive. Numbers what allowed the aryan brotherhood to blow past their previous record like this well. This isn't exactly unprecedented. The aryan brotherhood's grassroots online fundraising portal. Act white has allowed the group to become extremely successful in recent years by encouraging members of the master race to make small donations. Just listen to what one of the prison gangs leaders drew mackey had to say about it. We never expected anything on this scale. But it just goes to show that despite president trump's loss millions of americans support our cause. This is not the time to back down. And we're proud that our beautiful white brothers and sisters doing what it takes to push back against biden's radical minorities human beings agenda certainly sound. Well organized what they plan to do with all the money or else sources within the organization say the aryan brotherhood will be investing heavily into growing their operations during this period of assault on the white way of life. Everything from opening up multiple new chapters hiring staffers and providing additional resources for youth radicalization efforts to help further disseminate. their message of racial purity. Nationwide it will also help to finance their activist arm. Which includes initiatives to promote racially fueled domestic terrorism create a bail fund to get imprisoned neo nazis back out on the streets and eventually to win back the white house. While we'll that kind of money will definitely buy you a lot of nooses. But how exactly will this affect the brotherhood's position in american politics moving forward right now. It's anyone's guest. But one thing is for certain. It's going to be big with his new financial windfall and the extensively racist and xenophobic donor network. That comes along with it. The aryan brotherhood will now have the resources necessary to fight back against big money. Institutions like the fbi and the department of homeland security and defending of our listeners are interested in making a donation to the aryan brotherhood. How can they go about doing that. It's very simple actually. All listeners have to do is find any jewish person or minority and robbed him at gunpoint after that any money they steal can be donated via the aryan brotherhood's online portal or by texting white genocide to the number fourteen eighty eight helpful info. Thank you charles. The toby charles. Dearborn back in a moment Snap gives us back. Is the ninth as i'm makoto for atta i m tracy clayton. We're celebrating our favorite boy. Bands army groups. The golden era of hip hop and diva hits with a new podcast. My nineties playlist in each episode will celebrate one of our favourite ninety songs the lyrics the music how each song came to be in the effect that each had on the world. Subscribe to my nineties playlist. Wherever you get your podcasts. The someone want to hear some more news. Okay well you gotta said said set and stay. Stay an okay. Here's what else you need to know today. Such a good little listener following last week's release of the damning mccarrick report. The catholic church finds itself under increased scrutiny amid more revelations of widespread sexual abuse cover ups. The vatican was however able to do some damage control today issuing a proclamation. That establishes child-molestation a sacrament. Vatican is calling this newly enshrined eighth sacrament of being abused by a member of the clergy quote. One of the most deeply spiritual and holy acts one can endure. In any person of roman catholic faith was not yet received the sacramento encouraged to do so immediately and more accusations of voter fraud are being issued by the president of the united states today as donald trump and his legal team are now claiming that over seventy million votes for joe biden came from people who should be dead alarming of true. And for those who do believe in the validity of this year's election results there is reason to celebrate today as people across the nation continued to express their hopefulness for a better future where celebrity activists will finally shut the fuck up in a time when this country may see more divided than ever before. I think we can all agree that after everything we've had to endure over the past four years not having to see or hear any more of that shit would be more than welcome and that's the topic for today. I'm leslie price. 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1478: Healing the Post-Holiday Hangover Blues by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on Finding Happiness After Christmas
"Real quick I recommend listening to this show on spotify. Regan listen to all of your favorite artists and podcast in one place for free without prima count. spotify has a huge catalog of podcasts gas. On every imaginable topic Pasi can follow your favorite podcast. So you never miss an episode. Premium users can download episodes to listen to offline wherever and whenever and easily share. You're what you're listening to with your friends on instagram. So if you haven't done so already be sure to download the spotify APP search for optimal living daily on spotify or browse podcasts. In the Your Library Tab also make sure to follow me so you never miss. An episode of optimal living daily does optimal living daily episode fourteen. Seventy eight healing the Post Holiday Holiday Hangover Blues by Rachel Schenken of Mind Body Wise Dot Com. And I'm just Amalia very own personal narrator today and every day so it's not typical. podcast there are no interviews interviews and his short almost always fewer than ten minutes per for. Now's get right to the post and start optimizing your life Killing the Post holiday hangover blues by Rachel Schenken Mind Body Wise Dot Com dear experience a post holiday depression or emotional hangover this year. The holidays made your expectations exceeded them or depleted you. Whether you're a lover of the holiday season or you thrash through it painfully fully. You may experience a dark mood day or dark mood week that falls the end of the season. This is normal man. There's plenty you can do about it. Why does this happen and what can you do about on it? I A personal story two days before Christmas I attended the funeral of my amazing and beloved oncle who died from pancreatic cancer. He was profoundly loved loved and admired. I could write many about his impact on the hearts and minds of countless people including me. But I'll save those words another day. My digress following the funeral. UNROLL I was talking with a family friend. WHO's discussing some wonderful new and unexpected things that were happening professionally for her and her husband with a big smile? She said what a difference a year you can make. WHO's at this moment that I knew I had to write this post for her and her husband the holidays this year versus last year our Margaret of progress joy abundance abundance connection and hope? I couldn't be happier for them however for so many others. The holidays are a marker of loss lack and loneliness to be sure. My holidays will never be the same now that I lost my uncle. I'll feel his absence always but especially at this time of year when he isn't walking in the door wearing his signature singer cowboy hat and giving me a bear hug making his delicious gravy or raising a cynical eyebrow in irreverence at some benign comment from a member of my family. Yes what a difference a year makes why the holiday Blues Happen. The holidays are reminder of time passing change taking place the losses and gains of years years passed during the holidays. You are literally surrounded by expectations of how you're supposed to feel what you are supposed to do and what you are supposed to want. If you don't feel feel that this is the most wonderful time of the year or you don't have access to buying extravagant presence or maybe you don't WanNa go to your company's Holiday Party you may feel like something is wrong with you. You may feel isolated and alone now at in the lack of sunlight and you've got the perfect recipe for feeling blue. You may think you're the only one who feels this way but you are. We're not the only one why the post holiday hangover happens happened during the holiday season is now in the past. But you still reverberate with what could have I've been or what was that is now over either way you're back to the regular routine. The days are dark and your mood might be two more importantly. Here's just what to do about it. Here's a simple effective ways to care for yourself in the weeks that followed the holidays number one light light more candles by twinkle lights for inside your space or if you notice who are deeply affected by lack of sunlight by a light box it all helps number two connection. Don't don't hibernate. Solo surround yourself with people who make you feel good not the ones who hold you to some societal expectation of how you're supposed to feel number three movement a sedentary body flattens mood like nothing else make it a point to move every day even if only for a few minutes every hour number four make create something from nothing. Because it's fun and it's good for your brain. Try A new recipe by kinetic sand and build a castle doodle. Build a spaceship out of legos. It doesn't matter what you create. It's all about the process of creativity that lifts your mood number five reward yourself treat yourself with small things. Things look forward to later in the day or later in the week. Picking activity that you like to do. It could be a movie. You WanNa see a museum you haven't been to in a while or or something. As simple as chatty lot easier awards have something to look forward to and to get you out of the House doing something you enjoy fun right number. Six clear your clutter. Your physical clutter impacted emotional wellbeing choose a messy or overpacked closet in your home or your office and take some time to purge and reorganize. It's amazing how effective this can be relieving your emotional clutter warning after doing one closet and experiencing the effects. You may just find. You'll want to declutter your whole home. Number seven quiet time. Stop dizzying up your schedule and take a few moments every day to slow down as tools a perfect activity to accompany you during your moments of quiet tried out. I think it'd be glad you did number eight shakeup your routine doing things the same way. Every day can lead to monotony and depression. Depression try changing one. Small thing every day take a different route to work. Use a colored marker instead of a pen where something you haven't worn in a while try different workout. COUT or sign up for a new class listened to a podcast or band. You've never listened to before or use lime instead of lemon so many options in so simple shake. He could often see what happens number. Nine volunteer giving feels good increased connection with others who have similar views and passions. Choose an organization his Asian whose mission resonates with you and go for it number ten eat smart eat dark leafy Greens and cut down on sugars and refining flowers which gave of your system a high low spike that negatively impacts your mood and depletes energy number eleven sleep in hydration as basic as this one may sound getting ample apple sleep and staying hydrated is absolutely vital for your mental health and physical health these are non-negotiables number twelve. Use Your toolkit. If we haven't yet skimmed this post for help with building in moments of feeling good every day does a great way to shift your mood and have a tool that lasts a lifetime. These suggestions are for how to change injure mood in the Post holiday season. However if your mind body and heart art shifting your spiraling into more dark days take note and take it seriously? The most courageous first thing you can do to care for yourself is to tune into your whole self and get support when you need it. PS The post holiday hangover is a common response to the hype of the holiday season. Hang in there and use these tools help give you a boost. See if he can have fun with it you just listen to the post titled Donald Healing The Post Holiday Hangover Blues by Rachel Schenken of Mind Body Wise Dot com a real quick thanks to anchor for hosting this podcast. Anger is the easiest. Just way to make a podcast. They'll distribute your podcast for you so it can be heard everywhere spotify apple podcast Google podcast and many more. You can easily make money from your podcast to with no minimum listenership anchor gives you everything you need in one place for free which you can use right from your phone or computer creation tools allow. Oh you to record in Eddie your podcast. So it sounds great. Download the anchor APP or go to anchor dot. FM to get started. They could Rachel great tips tips. One thing I'd add or remove in other words I personally would just pick one. Maybe two of these to focus on and try because twelve things can sound overwhelming these zor simple ideas and even one can make a big difference. Does something my brother would preach over on OPTIMA health daily Dearborn starting small and not feeling overwhelmed and trying to make a change or think differently in that sort of thing so yeah my recommendation. Just try to pick one or two. If it doesn't work then try different one. They'll do for today. Thank you for listening sticking around until the end. Have a great weekend. If you're listening real time and I'll see you tomorrow as usual where your optimal life awaits.