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"dickens" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"She and the other girls on the job got into the habit of singing it together as they closed up shop for the night. She wrote the song little Leonardo about the mistreatment of child migrant workers. Hazel announced that her song don't put her down, you helped put her there. Was written in defense of prostitutes when she's saying that the Smithsonian folklife festival in 1973. Through passionate songs like these, hazel became a fierce and loyal voice in the labor movement. Her music was featured in Barbara copple's Oscar winning 1976 documentary, Harlan county USA, which told the story of a minor strike in Kentucky. And president Jimmy Carter invited hazel to perform at The White House on Labor Day in 1980. As the years progressed, hazel won a lot of praise as a foundational voice and folk music. In 1993, the international bluegrass music association gave her a distinguished achievement award. And she earned a lifetime achievement award from the national folk alliance in 2002. Hazel died on April 22nd, 2011 in Washington, D.C.. She was 75 years old. Hazel remains a hero of folk history to this day. Through her music, she embraced and celebrated her humble upbringing in Appalachia. And champion blue collar workers she never strayed from her core values. Her belief that working people deserve dignity and fulfilling lives. As she once wrote, if there's any religion in my life, it's for the working class. And I want to be that way as long as I have breath. All month we're talking about ragers, for more information, check us out on Facebook and Instagram at will manica podcast. Special thanks to Liz Kaplan, my favorite sister and co creator. Talk to you tomorrow. Hey. Is there anything better than a great night's sleep? Lisa's award winning mattresses are here to make that a reality, rated The New York Times top pick four years running, Lisa offers free shipping and a risk free 100 night trial, and right now you can save up to $700 on select mattresses plus two free pillows. It's time to get the sleep you deserve with Lisa, exclusion supply visit Lisa dot com for more details that's a dot com. Patients first, you'll hear it a lot in healthcare, but you don't always see it. That's where physician associates come in. PA's go the extra mile to make you the priority. Using their medical training and expertise to address your specific health needs and taking the time to listen, explain and follow up. Every day, physician associates go beyond to ensure that you receive the care you deserve. See how they're redefining healthcare at PA's go beyond dot com. The impact of climate change demands urgent action, and the folks at Panasonic are making the well-being of the planet a top priority by launching the Panasonic green impact initiative. A company commitment to achieve net zero in-house carbon emissions by the year 2030. And that's just the beginning. Through this initiative, Panasonic is making this systemic changes necessary to combat the climate crisis, creating next gen battery storage, leveraging renewable energy and driving EV solutions. Join Panasonic in helping to create a greener, more equitable future. Learn more about Panasonic green impact at Panasonic dot com
"dickens" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Seeing his believing, and you're not going to believe how bright and vivid the colors are on the Samsung neo QLED and oled TVs powered by the neuro quantum processor, because this is an audio ad. Unless you can see it, which means you already have one. Nice. Samsung war wow than ever. You talk to your dog in a funny voice that's only for him. And realize that a cat sleeping on your face means I love you. When you feel that kind of love, you want to feed this kind of love. I am loving you, pet food has a taste they go nuts for. With real meat and probiotics to improve digestion. Visit il Y pet dot com and use the code aisle Y 25 for 25% off. Also available at retailers, including Amazon, Safeway, and Walmart. Hello. From wonder media network, I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is romantica. This month we're highlighting ragers, women who use their anger, often righteous, though not always to accomplish extraordinary things. Today we're talking about a woman who used her voice and her guitar to fight against abuse of the working class. Though she evolved into a leading figure in folk music, she never abandoned her blue collar roots. Let's talk about hazel Dickens. Hazel was born on June 1st, 1935, and montcalm, a small Hamlet in southern West Virginia. Her father, Hillary and Dickens, was a primitive baptist preacher, who also cut timber and drove trucks for a mining company. Hazel's mother, stayed home to care for their 11 children. In the crowded household, music was a fabric of daily life. Hazel's father played banjo and was known for his sturdy singing voice. Hazel could play the guitar from an early age and had a special love for song lyrics. She liked to transcribe the words from songs she heard on the radio, or from family evening singing together into notebooks. But for much of her young life, hazel didn't take her interest in music seriously. It was just something her family did together. A relief from their hard work and meager living. She never imagined that music would someday provide a living. After 7th grade, hazel left school and started working in a textile mill just across the Virginia border. Her brothers and male cousins mostly found work in nearby coal mines. During the 1940s, some of hazel's older sisters picked up and moved to Baltimore to get jobs in the shipyards. They were following an emerging migration pattern. A lot of west virginians were heading toward Baltimore or Washington, D.C., in search of better paying jobs. Local residents even started to call some parts of Baltimore little Appalachia. In 1954, hazel boarded a Greyhound bus to Baltimore too. It wasn't an easy adjustment. Though she was surrounded by other families from West Virginia, she felt lonely. Her waitressing job didn't pay well. There was also a lot of hostility towards the city's newcomers from Appalachia. People called them hillbillies and were less likely to hire them. But hazel's sister helped her find a union job at a canning factory. Later, hazel recalled, that was the first time I encountered working people speaking up for themselves and having other people like the union looking out for you. Hazel also found community in the burgeoning folk music scene at Baltimore. She befriended Mike Seeger, a local bluegrass musician who was fascinated by hazel's family. While he'd learned folk in a sanitized urban environment, the Dickens children were the real thing, born and raised on folk in Appalachia. Mike helped hazel realize that her musical talent was something worth nurturing. He also started having regular jam sessions with hazel and her siblings. They'd sometimes perform in local bars. Hazel played bass and sang the tenor harmonies. It was around this time that hazel met her singing partner Alice Gerard, another local folk singer. In 1962, they made their debut as a duo, performing at an annual fiddler's convention in Virginia. They kept on singing together, and then one night, at a party, up and coming record producer Peter Siegel heard them performing. He liked what he heard. So much so that he and mandolin player David grisman helped hazel and Alice make an audition tape for a record label. In 1964, hazel and Alice released their first album. Who's that knocking? With folkway records. It marked the first time that women had ever fronted a bluegrass band. Hazel and Alice kept performing together throughout the 1960s. Hazel also continued to hone her craft as a songwriter. She joined another bluegrass group called the strange creek singers. Through that project, hazel released her first ever social commentary song. It was called black lung and was dedicated to her brother who had died of the condition after years of hard labor as a coal miner. Hazel went on to pen many songs in dedication to the working class. She wrote working girl blues during a long day at a retail job while she was living in Washington, D.C.. She was tired and bored when inspiration struck. She scribbled these lyrics onto an inventory card. While I'm tired of
AP News Radio
Police capture suspect in Atlanta medical practice shooting
"A man accused of shooting 5 people in a medical waiting room in Atlanta has been taken into custody. Dion Patterson was captured in Cobb county, Georgia Wednesday evening, police say the 24 year old is suspected of shooting 5 women killing one of them inside the waiting room of a medical practice in midtown Atlanta before stealing a running pickup truck from a nearby gas station. Cobb county police chief of Stuart van hooser, said new technology played a huge role in helping narrow down tips on the suspect's location. Those tools are what really got us the clues that we needed to make this successful. Patterson was arrested about half a mile from where the truck was found at a parking complex near the battery and truest part. An undercover officer was the one that originally saw and confronted this individual. The suspect's mother, accompanied her son to the medical office. She told the AP Patterson was a former coast guardsman who had some mental instability for medication he started taking recently, Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens applauded the arrest. We need to do everything we can to ensure that folks who shouldn't have guns can't get them. Audio courtesy, WSB. I'm Jennifer King.
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Family of US couple kidnapped in Haiti pleads for release
"The family of an American couple kidnapped in Haiti, pleads for their release after they say they paid $6000 and now the kidnappers want more money. Jean Dickens toussaint and his wife Abbey were kidnapped by gangs while visiting Haiti from Florida on March 18th according to sister Nikes toussaint. The gangs are now demanding $200,000 each. The family says it paid someone they trusted $6000 to give to the gang, but the money vanished. It's not unusual for gangs in Haiti, which often kidnap people to refuse to release them after ransoms are paid. The U.S. State Department says it's in contact with Haitian authorities, according to the UN, at least a 101 kidnappings were reported in the first two weeks of March with another 208 people killed in gang clashes. I'm Julie Walker
The Eric Metaxas Show
Alex McFarland: 'Take Your Biblical World View With You'
"To Alex and Kroll and Alex, you were just going through the list of, you know, and again, I talk about this wherever I go, we're supposed to live out our faith in every sphere and there are, you mentioned 7, we're supposed to live out our faith in every one of those spheres, our faith is not some theologically circumscribed corner in a sense. It's meant to go out into every other sphere. It's meant to live it out. So you were talking, you began to talk about the first family. Yeah, family, church, education, business, or marketplace, media, journalism. The judiciary law politics. And under that heading, I would also include civic involvement, community involvement. Even if you're not going to run for office, attend a school board meeting, it will be an eye opener. I assure you. And then there are the arts and the sciences. And I tell young people what a beautiful thing to number one have a relationship with God, but then take your biblical worldview with you, whatever degree you pursue, whatever career path you find yourself on, Eric, we can do this. Look, barna says that there are a 100 million adult evangelical Christians. That's a third of the country almost. And I just, I'm passionate about America. I've traveled all over the world 5 continents. Look, I know this is still the best place in the world. Opportunity. Eric, you're looking at a guy that I come from a family of chicken farmers. And 25 years ago, my wife and I had $58 in the shirt on our back. She finished nursing school, I finished two grad degrees at liberty. We work like the Dickens to pay off the tuition. My wife and I and I give God all the glory. 25 years ago, I had the lord Jesus, my spouse, and $58. Seriously. In a quarter century, you can tell I haven't missed any meals. But we've been around the world, and we've seen God do things in through our life. I'm telling kids and kids want this message of hope. If you're willing to say your prayers work hard and live right, you'll go somewhere
"dickens" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Late Saturday when protests turned violent. Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens. We continue to protect the right to peacefully protest. We will not tolerate violence or property destruction. Demonstrators some who are believed to have come from outside Georgia began breaking windows in a police patrol car was set on fire. Police weren't having it in 6 people were arrested. It doesn't take a rocket scientist or an attorney to tell you that breaking windows and setting fires not protest. That is terrorism. Atlanta police chief Darren shear bomb laid out the charges to include domestic terrorism. And that they will be charged accordingly. And they will find that this police department and the partnership is equally committed to stop that activity. Other charges, according to police included first degree arson, criminal damage, and interference with government property. I'm Clayton Neville. A top aide to President Biden is preparing to leave his job in the coming weeks, Pamela fur has the story. White House chief of staff, Ron klain, who has spent more than two years as President Biden's top aide, is planning on stepping aside. We're hearing it will happen after the State of the Union address in February. Plain has been with Biden for quite a while. He acted as senior adviser Biden's 2020 campaign and was Biden's chief of staff when he was vice president, claim also served as chief of staff to vice president Al Gore. Now his departure comes as The White House struggles to contain the fallout after classified documents dating from Biden's time as vice president were discovered at his home in Delaware and at his former institute in Washington, The White House has not commented yet on the departure of claim, but there are reports Jeff zients who ran President Biden's COVID-19 response effort and served in high ranking roles in the Obama administration is expected to take the job. I'm Pamela fur. 11 after the hour, more classified documents found at President Biden's Delaware home when America in the morning returns
"dickens" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Took to the streets of Atlanta Saturday protesting a new police training facility. Lands being cleared for the project now is some demonstrators have been camped out on the site concerned about the price tag and the environmental impacts, adding fuel to the fire, a protester was killed last week while the area was being cleared, he's accused of shooting a state trooper before being killed by return fire. Some witnesses say though the man didn't shoot first. There's no body cam footage to review and that's creating tension. It played out late Saturday when protests turned violent. Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens. We continue to protect the right to peacefully protest. We will not tolerate violence or property destruction. Demonstrators some who are believed to have come from outside Georgia began breaking windows in a police patrol car was set on fire. Police weren't having it in 6 people were arrested. It doesn't take a rocket scientist or an attorney to tell you that breaking windows and setting fires not protests. They just terrorism. Atlanta police chief Darren shear bomb laid out the charges to include domestic terrorism. And that they will be charged accordingly. And they will find that this police department and the partnership is equally committed to stop that activity. Other charges, according to police included first degree arson, criminal damage, an interference with government property. I'm Clayton Neville. A top aide to President Biden is preparing to leave his job in the coming weeks, Pamela fur has the story. White House chief of staff, Ron klain, who has spent more than two years as President Biden's top aide, is planning on stepping aside. We're hearing it will happen after the State of the Union address in February, plain has been with Biden for quite a while. He acted as senior adviser Biden's 2020 campaign and was Biden's chief of staff when he was vice president, claim also served as chief of staff to vice president Al Gore. Now his departure comes as The White House struggles to contain the fallout after classified documents dating from Biden's time as vice president were discovered at his home in Delaware and at his former institute in Washington, The White House has not commented yet on the departure of claim, but there are reports Jeff zients who ran President Biden's COVID-19 response effort and served in high ranking roles in the Obama administration is expected to take the job. I'm Pamela fur. 11 after the hour, more classified documents found at President Biden's Delaware home when America in the morning returns after these
Pastor Rob McCoy: The Bible Has Been Foundational to Our Language
"Did you know that less than 3% of Americans read their Bible daily? It's just dropped precipitously. Since the founding of our nation, all of our founders were very biblically proficient. They actually understood Greek and Hebrew. They studied Latin as well. A kids raised in America were first taught with a New England primer up until the 1930s, which was all scripture. Second graders would memorize the entirety of the book of John, yeah. We're like, well, I don't think I've even memorized John three 16. The word had an enormous God's word had an enormous influence in our culture. There's idioms that saturate our language, the English language, the Oxford English dictionary, credits the wycliffe Bible, the 14th century middle English translation of the Bible with more early citations of English words than the works of Dickens, Jane Austen, Thomas hardy, Samuel pepys, John Milton combined, the Bible, even outright outranks William Shakespeare with evidence of a grand total of 1547 new words compared to Shakespeare's 1524 words. It doesn't stop there. The numerous English translations in additions of the Bible produced over the centuries have likewise given us countless proverbs and sayings, an expressions, many of which have been dropped into everyday use, a lot of us use them day in and day out. Like OE of little faith and the biblical origins of many of these are interesting to say the least,
Astrology Bytes with Theresa Reed
"dickens" Discussed on Astrology Bytes with Theresa Reed
"Again, it's the same thing. I mean, our book that's coming out next year is centered around that very idea. It's about tools, but we don't conceive of tools in the same way like we saw a lot of the tools you need to be a witch and it's like physical things like a cauldron or a cloak and we love those things and we also have those things. But we think of the tools of magic as things like dance. Geometry, music, divination, the written word. And so we go through the year, and we've sort of loosely assigned one of these tools per chapter to a sign of the zodiac. So we go around the year and one example is that music is in Leo's new moon. Leo does like a spotlight and so why wouldn't we? Why wouldn't we examine this tool? So that's the real thrust of the whole project is your question of like, how do we maximize the fertility of this by allowing ourselves to try new things? And I think that that's kind of what we want people to do with the book is too, is to try new things, you know, maybe you're a writer, but you've never painted, or maybe you're a song, or you've never tried really working with math, then now is your opportunity. Interview like, you know, academics and artists and practitioners of all different kinds of spiritualities and writing this book. I think there's over a hundred interviews in the book. And that's my kid, and she's just howling. Which like, you know, think about a tool of magic you want to tap into. Have you had a really good howl lately? Hey, kids are how to get what they want, so do cat. So do cats, by the way, by cat, every once in a while has got to Holland. Let me tell you something. That's how he manifests getting exactly what he wants. Yeah, yeah, we just got home. We were back up in the north and the mountains, and she was really upset. And for like 5 minutes, she alternated between yelling, don't talk and hold me and I love you. Don't talk mom. Like, putting her head in my mouth, she's four. Don't talk. I love you. So relatable. I learned, I learned so much from Reese's daughter all the time, just like, that's the vocabulary I was looking for. Thank you. She asked for exactly what she needed, and definitely I learned from her all the time. I was starting to say, you know, something that we talk about dance. So we interviewed all these different people, researchers, dance researchers, and thinking about when dance was used to inspire magic. Like when dance was used to inspire revolutions, we talk about fat men and the Haitian revolution.
"dickens" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"AOC saying the Harlem district opposes defunding the police assemblywoman inez Dickens who is seeking reelection to a fourth term after previously serving in the city council says AOC supports defunding the police my community opposes defunding the police Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is backing a housing activist against Dickens who is the incumbent AOC has endorsed a slate of insurgent candidates along with the left wing working families party in a bid to topple 7 veteran assembly Democrats including Dickens A homeless man recounts the moment that Q train shooter passed him the murder weapon stating he didn't give me money he gave me a gun 46 year old jabbar blanding came face to face with the accused Q train killer who gunned down a writer in cold blood Sunday when the shooter shoved the murder weapon into the homeless man's coin cup Speaking of the suspect parolee Andrew Abdullah the homeless man says the big guy came out of nowhere He leaned in close to me He pulled up his blue jacket and showed me a gun He said don't tell nobody Leave and he put the gun in my cup Abdullah was arrested yesterday after all day negotiations with lawyers and a clergyman police grabbed him outside the Manhattan offices of the legal aid society Talk to you again at midnight with your 77 WABC update on politics I'm Dominic Carter.
Kottke Ride Home
"dickens" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"So the Morgan library and museum here in New York City is home to the original handwritten manuscript of a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which they put out on display each Christmas. A few years back, they published a version of the book that has scans of his handwritten manuscript pages side by side the typeset final addition. So you can check out his notes as you read along. At least in theory. His 1800s handwriting rife with strike throughs and ink blots is pretty tough to parse for modern eyes. But his usual man script handwriting has nothing on his shorthand. Also at the Morgan library and museum are some of Dickens's notes and letters from throughout his lifetime, written in his trademark shorthand. Scholars have tried to decipher his shorthand for over a century, but haven't made much headway. That is, until the university of Leicester put a copy of one letter in particular online and offered a prize of £300 to whoever could decode the most of it. And the winner, a Californian computer, technical support specialist, who admits to getting seas in literature back in school. With the assistance of some deciphering workshops on Zoom, which taught attendees about Dickinson's particular form of shorthand, the winner, Shane bags, managed to decode more of the mysterious symbols in the letter than any other of the 1000 people who entered the contest. Part of what makes the letter and others from Dickens so tricky is that it's not just an old form of shorthand, but one which he adapted independently over the years. According to The New York Times, Dickens learned in obsolete form of shorthand when he was 16, from a manual called brief, written by an 18th century shorthand writer Thomas gurney. Early in his career, Dickens was a court reporter and a parliamentary reporter, were having a system for quick note taking came in handy. Over time, the symbols and abbreviations he used evolves so that his personal shorthand became unintelligible to outsiders. Dickens himself referred to it as that savage cinegraphic mystery in his most autobiographical novel, David Copperfield, end quote. Doctor Hugo Bowles, one of the organizers of the contest that bags participated in and the author of Dickens and the stenographic mind says that for a century and a half people have only been able to crack about ten of the symbols in the letter. But with crowdsourcing online, they could mix Dickens experts with computer scientists and finally make more headway. The Dickens experts are key for identifying what abbreviations might stand for. For example, H W refers to household words a periodical that Dickens owned and edited. And what looks to us like an at symbol is in fact another journal that Dickens owned called all the year round. And all working together 70% of the letter has now been deciphered and its contents have shed light on a dispute Dickens was having with the times of London about an ad that he was trying to run that they'd rejected. The actual letter he would have written in fully readable text has been lost, but it's presumed this shorthand version was a copy that Dickens made for his own records. And while The Guardian lays out some ways this letter could be giving us more details about a particularly turbulent period in Dickens's life, his marriage was falling apart right as he became one of the biggest celebrities in England, and he didn't exactly handle it gracefully. Scholars think that some of the other yet to be decoded texts might include notes on his published works, or even stories that were never published. And they want the public's help in decoding them. Doctor Bowles, along with doctor Claire wood from the university of Leicester, have launched Dickens code. A site where you can sign up to help crack the code on a number of Dickens shorthand texts. They run free workshops to get you up to speed with all the information that you need and will be running the program for at least a year. So if you are a fan of puzzles or of 19th century English literature, check it out. As The Guardian put it, playing their SEO cards rights..
Boring Books for Bedtime
"dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Them as good specimens of the class generally. They are abundant in italy in a grotesque squareness of outline and impossibility of perspective. They are not unlike. The wood cuts in old books but they were oil paintings and the artist might. The painter of the primrose family had not been sparing of his colors in one. A lady was having a toe amputated an operation which has saintly personage had sailed into the room to superintendent in another own lady was lying in bed tucked up very tight and prim and staring with much composure at a tripod with the slot base on it the usual form of washing stand and the only piece of furniture beside the bedstead in her chamber. One would never have supposed her to be laboring under any complaint beyond the inconvenience of being miraculously wide awake if the painter had not hit upon the idea of putting all her family on their knees in one corner with their legs sticking out behind them on the floor like boot trees above whom the virgin on a kind of blue fan promised to restore the patient in another case and lady was in the very act of being run over. Immediately outside the city walls via sort of piano forte fan. But the madonna was there again. Whether the supernatural appearance had startled the horse a big griffin or whether it was invisible to him. I don't know. But he was galloping away. Without the smallest reverence or compunction though votive offerings were not unknown in pagan temples and are evidently among the many compromises made between the false religion and the true. When the true was in its infancy. I could wish that all the other compromises were as harmless.
Boring Books for Bedtime
"dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"From the additional consideration however that may be it was set in motion and thereupon a host of little doors flew open and innumerable. Little figures staggered out of them and jerk themselves back again without a special steadiness of purpose and hitching in the gate which usually attach is to figures that are moved by clockwork. Meanwhile the sacriston stood explaining these wonders and pointing them out separately with a wand. There was a center puppet of the virgin mary and close to her a small pigeon hole out of which another and a very ill looking. Puppet made one of the most sudden plunges i ever saw accomplished instantly flopping back again at site of her and banging his little door violently after him taking this to be emblematic of the victory over sin and death and not at all unwilling to show that i perfectly understood the subject in anticipation of the show. Men i rashleigh said a ha the evil spirit to be sure. He is very soon disposed of pardon. Monsieur said the sacriston with a polite motion of his hand towards the little door. As if introducing somebody the angel gabriel. Soon after daybreak next morning we were steaming. Down the era we rhone at the rate of twenty miles an hour and a very dirty vessel full of merchandise and with only three or four other passengers for our companions among whom the most remarkable was a silly old meek faced garlic eating immeasurably polite chevalier a with a dirty scrap of red ribbon hanging at his buttonhole as if he had tied it there to remind himself of something as tom. Noddy in the farce ties nuts in his pocket handkerchief for the last two days. We had seen great sullen hills. The first indications of the alps lowering in the distance. Now we were rushing on beside them sometimes close beside them sometimes with an intervening slope covered with vineyards villages and small towns hanging in midair with great words of olives seen through the light open towers of their churches and clouds. Moving slowly on upon the steep declivity behind them ruined castles perched on every eminence and scattered houses in the cliffs and gullies of the hills made it very beautiful. The great height of the to making the buildings look so tiny that they had all the charm of elegant models their excessive wideness as contrasted with the brown rocks or the somber deep doll heavy green of the olive tree. Then the puny size send little slow walk of lilliputian men and women on the bank made a charming picture. there were ferries out of number two bridges. The famous pawn display towns. Where memorable wines are made vallance where napoleon studied and the noble river bringing at every winding turn new beauties interview. There lay before us that same afternoon. The broken bridge of avenue and all the city baking in the sun yet with an underdone pie crust battlement wall. That will never be brown though. It bake for centuries. The grapes were hanging in clusters in the streets and the brilliant oleander was in full bloom everywhere. The streets are old and very narrow but tolerably clean and shaded by awning stretched from house to house. Bright stuffs and handkerchiefs curiosities. Ancient frames of carved wood all chairs. Ghostly tables saints versions and angels and staring dobbs of portrait's being exposed for sale beneath it was very quite and lively. All this was much set off to buy the glimpses one caught through a rusty gate standing jar of quiet sleepy courtyards. Having stately old houses within as silent tunes it was all very like one of the descriptions in the arabian nights. The three one. I'd calendars might have knocked it. Any one of those doors till the street rang again and the porter who persisted and asking questions. The man who had the delicious purchases put into his basket in the morning might have opened it quite naturally after breakfast next morning. We sallied forth to see the lions such. A delicious breeze was blowing in from the north as made the walk delightful though the pavement stones and stones of the walls and houses were far too hot to have a hand laid on them comfortably. We went first of all a baraki height to the cathedral where mass was performing to an auditory very like that of leon namely several old women a baby and a very self possessed dog who had marked out for himself a little course or platform for exercise beginning at the altar rails and ending at the door up and down which constitutional walk. He trotted during the service as methodically calmly as any old gentleman out of doors. It is a bear old church and the paintings in the roof are sadly defaced by time and damp weather but the sun was shining in splendidly through the red curtains at the windows and glittering on the altar furniture and it looked as bright and cheerful as need be going apart in this church to see some painting which was being executed in fresco by a french artist and his pupil. I was led to observe more closely than i might. Otherwise have done. A great number of votive offerings with which the walls of the different chapels were profusely hung. I will not say decorated for. They were very roughly and comically. Got up most likely by porcine. Painters who eke out there living in that way. They were all little pictures. Each representing some sickness or l'amitie from which the person placing it there had escaped through the interposition of his or her patron saint. Or of the madonna and i may refer to.
Boring Books for Bedtime
"dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Stairs us on a cloud while the lers press about the carriage and look into it and walk around it and touch it. Forward is something to touch a carriage that has held so many people it is a legacy to leave once children. Them rooms are on the first floor except the nursery for the night which is a great rambling chamber with four five beds in it through a dark passage of two steps down four past to come across a balcony and next door to the stable. The other sleeping apartments are large and lofty. each with two small bedstead 's tastefully hung like the windows with red and white trae bury. The sitting room is famous. Dinner is already late in it for three and the napkins are folded in cock tat fashion. The floors are of red tile. There are no carpets and not much furniture to speak of but there is abundance of looking glass and there are large vases under glass shades filled with artificial flowers. And there are plenty of cox. Party are in motion. The brave currier in particular is everywhere looking after the beds having wine poured down his throat by his dear brother. The landlord and picking up green cucumbers always cucumbers. Heaven knows where he gets them with which he walks about one in each hand like truncheons. Dinner is announced. there is very thin soup. There are very large lows. One a piece of fish four dishes afterwards some poultry afterwards dessert afterwards and no lack of wine. There is not much in the dishes but they are very good and always ready instantly when it is nearly dark the brave currier having eaten the to cucumbers sliced up in the contents of a pretty large to cantor of oil and another a vinegar emerges from his retreat below and proposes a visit to the cathedral hose. Massive tower frowns down upon the courtyard of the in off we go and very solemn and grand it is in the dim light so dim it. Last that the polite old lantern jawed sacriston has a feeble little bit of candle in his hand took rope among the tombs with and looks among the grim columns very like lost ghost who is searching for his own underneath the balcony when we return the inferior servants of the in our supping in the open air at a great table. The dish a stew of meat and vegetables smoking hot and served in the iron cauldron. It was boiled in. They have a picture of thin wine and are very merry merrier than the gentlemen with the red beard who is playing billiards in the light room on the left of the yard where shadows with cues and their hands and cigars in their mouth house cross and re cross the window constantly still the thin curate walks up and down alone with his book and umbrella and there he walks and they're the billiard balls rat all long after we are fast asleep we are a stir at six next morning it is a delightful day shaming yesterday's mud upon the carriage if anything could shame a carriage in a land where carriages are never cleaned. Everybody's is brisk and as we finish breakfast. The horses come jingling into the yard from the post house. Everything taken out of the carriage is put back again. The brave courier announces that all is ready after walking into every room and looking around it to be certain that nothing is left behind everybody gets in everybody connected with the odell. Mccue daw is again and chanted. The brave courier.
Boring Books for Bedtime
"dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"A day with the dusty outsides in blue frocks like butchers and the insides in white knight caps. And it's cabriolet head on the roof nodding and shaking like an idiots head and it's young france. Passengers staring out a window with beards down to their waists and blue spectacles awfully shading their warlike is and very big sticks clenched in their national grass. Also the postman with only a couple of passengers tearing along at a real good daredevil pace and out of sight in no time steady old cure as come. Jolting passed now and then in. Such ramshackle rusty musty cluttering coaches as no englishman would believe in and bony women dot bow in solitary places holding cows by ropes. While they feed or digging and hoeing or doing fieldwork of a more laborious kind are representing real shepherd is's with their flocks to obtain an adequate idea of which pursuit and its followers in any country. It is only necessary to take any pastoral poem or picture and imagine to yourself. Whatever is most exquisitely and widely unlike the descriptions therein contained. You have been traveling along stupidly enough as you generally do in the last stage of the day and the ninety six bells upon the horses twenty four a apiece have been ringing sleepily in your ears for half an hour or so and it has become a very jog. Trot monotonous tiresome. Sort of business. And you have been thinking deeply about the dinner you will have at the next stage when down at the end of the long avenue of trees through which are traveling. The first indication of town appears in the shape of some straggling cottages and the carriage begins to rattle and roll over a horribly uneven pavement. As if the eco posh were a great firework and the mere sight of smoking. Cottage chimney admited instantly. It begins to cry. I can splutter as if the very devil are in it. Whip wheels driver stone's beggar's children crack crack crack bump jolt crack bum crick crack round the corner up the narrow street down the paved hill on the other side in the gut. Her bump jolt geog creek and crack into the shop windows on the left hand side of the street preliminary to a sweeping turn into the wooden archway on the right rumble. And clatter and here we are in the yard of the hotel the q. Daw used up gone out. Smoking spent exhausted but sometimes making a false start unexpectedly with nothing coming of it like a firework to the last. The landlady of the hotel and dr is here and then landlord of the town townshend acute. Dr is here and the farm does shawn after odell. the lake. utah is here and gentlemen in a glazed cap with a red beard like bosom friend. Who is staying at the hotel like you. Dr is here and monsieur. The qa is walking up and down in a corner of the yard by himself with a shovel hat upon his head and a black gown on his back and a book in one hand and an umbrella in the other two. And everybody except monsieur. The qa is open mouthed and open. I'd for the opening of the carriage store the landlord of the hotel delay q. Dr dotes to that extent upon the courier that he can hardly wait for his coming down from the box but embraces his very legs and boot heels as he descends my currier. My brave currier. My friend my brother. The landlady loves him the farmed sham. Her blesses him the gar. Som- worships him. The courier asks if his letter has been received it has it has. Are the rooms prepared they are. They are the best rooms for my noble currier. The rooms of state for my gallant courier. The whole house is at the service of my best of friends. He keeps his hand upon the carriage door and ask some other question to enhance the expectation. He carries a green leather purse outside his coat suspended. A belt they. I'd moore's look at it. One touches end. It is full of five frank pieces murmurs of admiration heard among the boys. The landlord falls upon the courier snack and folds him to his breast. He is so much fatter than he was. He says he looked so rosey and so well. The door is opened breathless expectation. The lady of the family gets out Sweet lady beautiful lady. The sister of the lady of the family gets out. great heaven. menzel is charming. First little boy gets out What a beautiful little boy. I little girl gets out. Oh but this is an enchanting child. Second little girl gets out the landlady yielding to the finest impulse of our common nature catches her up in her arms. Second little boy gets out. Oh this sweet boy. Oh the tender that'll family. The baby is handed out ancho. Baby the baby has topped everything. All the rapture is expended on the baby then the two nurses tumble out and the enthusiasm swelling into madness. The whole family are swept up.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"dickens" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Dickens that night. Have to say I'm fenced er, but you didn't go there and you know what Very few people would recognize that I had. John asked none with me just about a month ago. He's a great guy. Me. I've met him a few years ago doing a live radio show stage show, and he was just delightful. Great guy, Great man. I am now going to go to Cambridge and speak to William. William. Alright. Hi. There, Jr and good Morgan. More than right, Junior. You guys, You know you're like Mad magazine's spy versus spy tonight. Remember that? Yeah. Good River. I got a quick question for Jordan. You mentioned that you go to a You have a go to comedy book and the name of the author was French nor frightened Berg and it's a joke book. And you say It's your Go to joke book. Would you please give me the name of that book? Well, the go to joke book. I actually have it right here in my office at home is the Friars Club Encyclopedia of jokes? You can, uh, club Yep. Yep, And it's it's been a And revised and over 2000 and one liners straight lines or, uh yeah. Stories, gags, roast ribs and put down fantastic waiting for months and months to call and you've been on the air and off the air. Just ask you that. What question Because I'm going to get that book for my mom. You're familiar with the saurus of humor by nap, right? I'm familiar with most humor books. Yeah, Yeah, it's been reprinted to I've got one from 1939 and then recent one, and they had to, you know, bring it up to date as a little politically incorrect some of the jokes Well, the other the other book, Real Quick. Cliff Nestor Off is the guy's name who wrote pretty much. It's called Cliff Nestor off. I believe his way said, and it's called the History of the history of American comedy. He's a big just look up spells his name K L I f So you'll be able to find them pretty easily. Anyway. Go ahead in the score, right? Yes, Right. Okay during that's beautiful Now I want to tell you guys something when you were talking about the Avengers with John Steed and let's face it that might as well be. James Bond, John Steed. You mentioned the the leading ladies. One lady you left out and I was going to ask Morgan this question. I'm so so Well, he brought it up when Lady you did leave out was Julie Stevens. And she used to sing a number. She looked like Twiggy, and her name was Venus Smith. And every episode. She was in there with John Steed. They would have a number where she sang a song. Do you remember Julie Stevens? Vaguely Yeah, I don't. But was it possible that was the British So and definitely not released. And you know it was, it would have been not released as as often as some of the other ones. I'm not familiar with taped off television. I've got on videotape was given to me and it would bring up something that was British. It would say, ABC, but it wasn't American Broadcasting Corporation and she was definitely On those early episodes. And you know the name Emma Peel. Do you know how she got the name Emma Peel. Pray. Tell the scenes No, no, no. In the script. They didn't have a name. And they wanted a woman to appeal to the men. And so it was written. We need someone with them. Quote unquote for men. Uh, And she became an appeal. Man, Catherine Gale, Right appeal. Did you know that I know it now? Yes, that's great. That's great. And the other, you know, my favorite. My favorite episode, by the way is I love this and I've actually seen it many times. Is the last episode. Diana Rigg appears in when she says goodbye, and she was downstairs and gets into a car with a guy who looks just like that's right. And she hands over the reins to, uh, Tara Ra Boom B A. And she said, How does he like his coffee stirred County line. He stirs his coffee counter clockwise. Yeah, that's right. Yes, Great. That's great that you and you know what I remember. Morgan said something a long time ago that black and white television started around. Transferring over to color about 66. Maybe in America. Thank you. Yeah, Yes. So you've got Avengers in black and white. And then Avengers going to color? Yeah, Uh, The other thing is Honor. Blackman was a widower, Er she had she had lost her husband. And Emma Peel had a husband that they found in the jungle somewhere. And that's why she left John Steed now, right? I got a quick joke for you, Jordan. Okay. And after this, I gotta go. I get full lines, you know? Okay, babe. Here we go. Here's the joke. Let's say the whole rich family got audited by the I R s All right, And you're the last one in your family to get audited. What Old Testament phrase with the auditors say to you when you went through that door. Craig. Oh, we're going over Jordan. Uh, no. Mm. Goodnight, William. Yes. Eight fellas. It was great to talk to you. Both you both my favorite DJs there at the Z. Thank you. Absolutely. Thanks. So much for all the info to buy women, Um They brought the offenders back in the eighties. And, um, if you give me a second I think the woman who played purty but that was the last female partner. Jordan. Do you remember that? I vaguely remember it and I do remember the movie. That was a disaster. And it shouldn't have been that bad with the cast that they had, uh, including Sean Connery, but it was a disaster. And oftentimes, films don't live up to the T V series. Sometimes they do. They had so much to work with, and fell short. Yeah, it was. It was a shame, but I think a lot of times. People want to see the original actors if they're still able to do what they did, and that's what made the Star Trek franchise so successful, I think, over the years Let's take Karen from Wisconsin. Hello, Karen. Hello..
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
"dickens" Discussed on Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
"You were strapped to a chair. Oftentimes they would gag you. Oh my god it was just like absolutely tears wild. The final form of punishment was the use of straightjacket. They would just put you in the strait-jacket gag you and leave you in a cell for a few days and honestly that alone to me. The idea of being in a straitjacket not being able to move apart of my body like for days and days like they're saying days when i'm sure it was like weeks and months said oh my god i just makes me want to be like so messed up now This really famous fellow. One time visited the prison. I don't know if you've heard of him. His name is Charles dickens oh no no. I haven't heard of him in rings. Do anything special couple couple stories i like. I'm like a nobody writer. Pretty you know. I think it was a pen name. It's like a blogger. He's blogger and you had a tumbler. We'll charles dickens that big deal guy. He visited the eastern state penitentiary in eighteen. Forty two and he actually was allowed to talk to some of the inmates and he was so depressed by the entire visit and he saw that the prison was not doing things right like no matter. What their goal is to begin with. What's happening here is fucked. And he hated the idea of the whole solitary confinement thing and actually in his book american notes he wrote quote. the system here is rigid. Strict hopeless solitary confinement. I believe it in its effects to be cruel and wrong. I hold this slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain to be immeasurably worse than any torture of the body. Move in and of itself was like somehow even worse than like the going through. The mental stuff destroyed all of it packed together. I can't how do you how do you get through that. Yeah i just can't even imagine so clearly when conditions are that terrible for the inmates there are bound to be some escape attempts at the very least and the eastern state penitentiary had its fair share of attempted and one completed.
Short Storiess Podcast
"dickens" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
"I told him not a single word reflecting on it. I was absolutely certain that i had never seen that face before. Except on the one occasion piccadilly comparing its expression when beckoning at the door with its expression when it had stared up at me as i stood at my window. I came to the conclusion that on the first occasion it had sought to fasten itself upon my memory and they're on the second occasion it had made sure of being a media remembered. I was not very comfortable that night. Though i felt a certainty difficult to explain that the figure would not return at daylight. I fell into a heavy sleep from which i was awakened by john. Derek's coming to my bedside with a paper. In his hand this paper it appeared at been the subject of an altercation at the door between its bearer in my servant it was a summons to me to serve upon a jury at the forthcoming sessions of the central criminal court at the old bailey. I had never before been summoned on such a jury as john derek. Well knew he believed. I am not certain at this hour whether with reason or otherwise that the class of jurors was customarily chosen on a lower qualification than mine and he had at first refused to accept the summons the man who had served it had taken the matter berry. Cooley he had said that. My attendance or non-attendance was nothing to him there. The summons was in. I should deal with it at my own peril and not at his or a day or two. I was undecided whether to respond to this call or take no notice of it. I was not conscious of the slightest mysterious bias influence or traction one way or other of that. I am strictly sure of every other statement. That i make care ultimately i decided as a break in the monotony of my life that i would go. Appointed morning was a raw morning. In the month of november. There was a dense brown fog in piccadilly and it became positively black in the last degree oppressive east of temple bar. I found the passages and staircases of the courthouse glaringly loaded with gas and the courthouse itself similarly illuminated. I think that until i was conducted by officers into the old court in saw crowded state. I did not know that the murderer was to be tried that day. I think that until i was so helped into the old court with considerable difficulty. I did not know into which the to court sitting. My summons would take me but this must not be received as a positive assertion for. I am not completely satisfied in my mind on either point. I took my seat in. The place appropriated to jurors waiting. And i looked about the court as well as i could through the cloud of fog and breath. That was heavy in it. I noticed the black vapor hanging like a murky curtain outside the great windows and i noticed the stifled sound of wheels on the straw or tan..
Short Storiess Podcast
"dickens" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
"In my facts it was nowhere publicly hinted that any suspicion fell on the man who was afterwards brought to trial as no reference was at that time made to him in the newspapers. It is obviously impossible. That any description of them can at that time have been given in the newspapers. It is essential that this back be remember unfolding at breakfast my morning paper containing the account of that discovery. I found it to be deeply interesting. And i read it with close attention. I read it twice if not three times. The discovery had been made in a bedroom in. When i lay down the paper i was aware of. Flash rush blow. I do not know what to call it. No word i can find is satisfactorily descriptive in which i seem to see the bedroom passing through my room like a picture impossibly painted on a running river though almost instantaneous in its passing it was perfectly clear so clear that i distinctly and with some relief observed the absence of the dead body from the bed. It was in no romantic place that i had this curious sensation but in chambers in piccadilly very near to the corner road saint james street. It was entirely new to me. I was in my easy chair at the moment and the sensation was accompanied by a peculiar shiver which started the chair from its position but it is to be noted that the chair ran easily on castors. I went to one of the windows. There are two in the room and the room is on the second floor to refresh my eyes with the moving objects down in piccadilly. It was a bright autumn morning in the street was sparkling and cheerful. The wind was high. As i looked out. It brought down from the parka quantity of fallen leaves which a gust took in world into a spiral pillar as the pillar fell in the leaves dispersed. I saw two men on the opposite side of the way going from west to east. They were one behind the other. The foremost man often looked back over his shoulder. The second man followed him. At a distance of some thirty paces with his right hand menancingly raised i the singularity and steadiness of this threatening gesture in so public thoroughfare attracted my attention and next the most remarkable circumstance that nobody heated both men threaded their way among the other passengers with a smoothness consistent even with the action of walking on pavement and no single creature that i could see gave them place touch them or looked after them in passing before my windows they both stared up at me i saw their two faces very distinctly and i knew that i could recognize them anywhere. Not that i had consciously noticed anything. Very remarkable in either face except that the man who went. I had an unusually lowering appearance and the face of the man who followed him was of the color of impure wax. I am a bachelor in my way. And his wife constitute my whole establishment. My occupation is in a certain branch bank. And i wish that my duties as head of the department were as light as they are popularly supposed to be. They kept me in town. That autumn were stood in need of change. I was not. But i was not well. My reader is to make the most that can be reasonably made my feeling jaded having a depressing sense upon me of a monotonous life in being slightly despite date. I am assured by my renown. Doctor that my real state of health at that time justifies no stronger description and i quote his own from his written. Answer to my request for it. Has the circumstances of the murder gradually unraveling took stronger and stronger possession of the public mine..
Short Storiess Podcast
"dickens" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
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News Radio 1190 KEX
"dickens" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Kind of like a Dickens novel. That's one way to describe the economy in 2020 was the best of times, and it was the worst of times and great senior economic analyst Mark Camera. The Americans have done quote unquote just fine having the inability to spend because so many options have been cut off. At the other end of the equation. Historic unemployment people unable to pay for food or basic services. Covert 19 sent the stock market on a roller coaster of arrived the first close above 30,000 and two Historic drop into a bear market. Investor PDS Caleb Silver. We took about 2 2.5 weeks to lose 20% of the value of the major indexes, and then it recovered in the fastest recovery out of a bear market history and about 34 days And then there's the job market. Most of us know someone who lost theirs due to the pandemic unemployment skyrocketing toe over 13%, and if you got to keep your job, you probably got to do it at home, a trend that's built some strong gains for the housing sector. Daria Aldinger ABC News Oh, it gets weird. Long is all on fire gets really There was a spacecraft out here. They just took off. Those two coats Am still pretty unsettling. 11 90, Okay, X Goals for charges against a white woman who was videotaped accusing a black teen of stealing her cell phone. The 22 year old woman appearing to aggressively confront the 14, year old son off Grammy winning trumpet player Cheon Harold at Manhattan's Arlo Hotel, who taped the incident before discovering she left her phone in an uber and she was later allowed to leave the hotel. The Herald family spoke out for the first time on Good Morning America this week. ABC producer Aaron Ferrer has more on the story. The famous philosophical question of If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around doesn't make a sound. You could debate about vibrations traveling through air. And what we mean exactly by sound. But maybe there isn't a definitive answer. But if a group of people are crying out for help and begging people to understand the racial injustices that continue to plague certain communities, or you've never experienced or seen yourself. Maybe never even heard it. Is this still happening? That answer is defendant If it is, yes, 14 year old Cheon Howard Jr. The son of renowned jazz trumpeter Cheon Heroin had no idea in a few seconds his life will be impacted forever. I mean, I've been confused. I mean, I don't know what would happen if my dad wasn't there. Still kind of show shot A woman has had the lobby of the Arlo Hotel in New York appears to accost a young black teenager as he and his dad were heading to get breakfast and accused the boy of stealing her phone. Cheong senior catching the incident on camera and posting the video to social media explain I heard about you can meet you feel like there's only one when iPhone made in the world. Okay, then show me this. You get a life. The woman checked out of the hotel a few days before the encounter and have fun with the Turners shortly after the incident by an uber driver, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in the tweet, calling it quote racism, plain and simple. To rally a city hall park was held in support of the team where his dad played America the beautiful and we shall overcome. The woman has disputed the claims against her in a full conversation with CNN. She claims she acts the hotel for surveillance footage before making someone empty their pockets right before turning her attention to Cheon Junior. The woman also alleges she was assaulted. The NYPD recently released surveillance video, which appears to show her tackle the young man to the ground..
AP News Radio
Virus shuts many UK theaters but online the show goes on
"Not having an audience in front of you is the reality factors in London's west end this holiday season the famous old Vic is among theaters trying to keep the flame alive with owners and producers warn that nine months of coronavirus clubs have left with this performance also on the brink and the decision to shut features in the capital may push them over he has become the norm spectators behind here to walls in houses and apartments staring at screens in this pandemic year the old Vic's seasonal production of the Charles Dickens classic a Christmas Carol is being live streamed nightly until December twenty full with ticket holders around the world shooting in zoom Charles de Ledesma London
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
David Dinkins, New York's first Black mayor, dies at 93
"Former new york city mayor. David dinkins passed away last night at the age of ninety three. Join now but the reverend al sharpton president the next action network and host of politics nation. Right here on. Msnbc and rev. i've met david dinkins in person because you. I met him through you. I think he was here to do at thirty rock to do an interview for your show. And i'm so excited to meet him. He was such a great man. What are you remember. most about David dinkins well. I knew david dinkins. Since i was a teenager when i was sixteen and started my national youth movement group. He was the lawyer that incorporated us and down through the years. We maintain the relationship. And sometimes i would argue would on call them names and one hundred be more strident and it took time to understand that. He had such grace even under the most tumultuous circumstances and i felt he should be more strident. He said al. You have to learn how to get the job done. Keep your eye on the prize. But i most remember. Is that when we were facing a police. Killing of a young man named ahmadou diablo. Who in the hell of forty one bullets was killed. Nine thousand nine hundred bullets for only gone in his debut. Stick in a key in the door and the police thought. They said they thought he had a weapon. He was just going home. They were looking for someone else and david dinkins. When we started protests every day we would go down to the police headquarters. The main one in new york and sit in and hundreds would be arrested. He called me one. One is at what time y'all have. The demonstrations was a former. I said ten in the morning. he's coming down. I said but we're getting arrested. He's out seeing the morning and he came down and went to one police plaza where he had been mayor and got on a knee way before colin cabinet. He took a knee and was arrested and had them cuffed him with congressman. Charlie rangel and himself and me and we went to jail fighting police reform that he started with that civilian complaint review board. He never left the struggle. He was not wanting to be loud and boisterous but he was firm and made real change happen. Yeah absolutely you know. We started off and we could see charlie rangel and james brown. Lots of people in the photos that are that. I don't know if you can see them. That are coming up as as you're talking and you know we started off by talking about the way that dinkins was taken out of office by rudy. Giuliani this rage. That giuliani stoked already. There in the police against what mayor dinkins wanted to do which was changed policing. I feel like we're kind of having a rerun of that conversation about black lives matter about whether or not police should be free to kill it will in black communities. He tried to do something about it. Wouldn't you take from that fight. Is it dispiriting to think that after great men like this have tried after. You've tried after we've had all of these movements. We're still fighting about this were you. Were you fight you win. You don't fight to say the fight is over in a certain amount of rows. This is not pro boxing wrestling. You fight to you win and every struggle has had long struggles. I remember when nelson mandela gain which you mentioned then david dinkins had me as potted group. That went to the un with him. And just jackson. All of us. And when i thought about it took nelson mandela being jailed. Twenty seven years after fighting many decades around the pon-tae. How can we complain about fighting. We fight to. We win knowing that the victory is certain. And that's what they dickens would always say and as i want more national from new york activism. He said you still fighting. Now keep fighting. He come down national action network rallies. In fact he was there just a few months ago. We had his ninetieth birthday there and we never forgot this. Gentle giant had a had a spine of steel. And he didn't need to be boisterous he just needed to be effective and he was the one that broke that ceiling and made people know you could be the ceo of the biggest city in the world and perform. He revitalized times square. He started this whole community policing and in many ways you are more than correct. Joy is almost like to study donald trump. You have to study rudy giuliani. They took credit for things then get predecessor did and they used race to try and rev up a political career that ended up embarrassing them at the end. Indeed amen. thank you reverend now. It's always great to talk with you. Revenue sharpen. Thank you very much. I
WBZ Midday News
Boston - Suffolk DA Rollins Vacates Another 100 Drug Lab Convictions ‘Forever Tainted’ By Annie Dookhan
"Suffolk D. A. Rachel Rollins files a motion to vacate 108 more drug convictions linked to disgrace drug lab chemist Annie to con Yukon formerly worked at the State Department of Public Health Drug of Abuse Lab and pleaded guilty to falsifying evidence impacting more than 30,000 cases. Rawlins, making the motion to vacate the convictions, which were not overturned by the Supreme Judicial courts, ruling in 2017, she says these cases there forever tainted by Dickens conduct even if the drug convictions were obtained without her direct involvement.
Here & Now
The Personal History Of David Copperfield Reviewed
"Saw Tomorrow audiences will have a chance to see a new version of Charles Dickens David Copperfield envisioned directed by or Mondo NUCCI. The personal history of David Copperfield features a diverse cast with Dev Patel as David Copperfield, but made his feature film debut in Two Thousand Eight Oscar winning slumdog millionaire. He also starred in both the best exotic marigold hotel movies and was nominated for an Oscar for the twenty sixteen movie lion now in the personal history of David Copperfield Dev Patel plays a young man trying to make his way through Victorian England despite numerous setbacks. He eventually becomes an author with a right turn out to be the hero of my story. Or that station will be held by anybody else. These moments must show. Recently Dead Patel join me via. skype to talk about his role as David Copperfield. I totally missed out on this classic growing up and I was sort of one of those kids that was false fed dickens as a child. In the curriculum and I I mean assist the shame most office I think. But you know for me in particular to be able to step into the shoes I related a lot to David. I think you know to his anxiety to his kind of imposter syndrome about a young man's johnny trying to fit in very much coming of age story and it's only when he can embrace his real truth and his past his own stories I guess that he finds triumph, and in this case, it says a great writer you know. I WANNA play a scene from the film Here your character David Meets Dora played by more fit Carter a young woman whose pet dog JIP starts a conversation with David. Let's listen speaks very well is actually I like to pretend he speaks. Some people think tick. Oh No I do it myself all the time? I I. Poultry. David Copperfield. Being the tree. I'm Dora. Okay. Perhaps, it's not surprising that spoiler alert the two of you fall in love and as we hear you as David have a lot of humor and charm in this film I WanNa ask you a little bit more about the parts of the character that really resonated with you. You said that this character was very much like you thinking about finding your way through life. Yeah I mean he's obviously You can see painfully awkward. And I definitely could key into that I mentioned. But yeah, I guess as a boy growing up in the UK you know from an immigrant family going to school and trying to figure out what part of my identity I should lead you know like. You know there's a kind of very much in Indian. Part of me in a very much a British part of me and you kind of end up role swapping to try and get through turbulent times in school. And that's kind of David he he someone that came from great wealth than lost only tried to get it back again NEC's constantly trying to change the skinny as quite a comedian in that makes him a great novelist. He's this observer that. Uses these his. Ability to impressions to kind of get these easy Lawson get in with the cool guys and not me when I was a kid I was quite the gesture in Mike's loss. Yeah. Yeah. It was kind of a way of just. Not Getting beaten up you know I was never wanted Nicole crew. So I ended up being the coal clown ally would love to see a little videos of death being class. Wow, that sounds so funny. Let's talk a little bit about your career. So you were just eighteen when you start in the Oscar winning film slumdog millionaire what has it been like to build a career after having such huge success at an early age because seventeen when I started that but it was a real blessing and I will I felt so equipped at this some kind of global stage that I was put on you know it was very overwhelming and in a way it made my career and showed even back. Then however many as it was that you know divest stories could resonate on an international scale. Fill most of Zych in another language and that was real movie stars in it and it still gonNA I don't know how many Oscars it did.
The Fine Homebuilding Podcast
Material Shortages, Paneled Ceilings, and To Vent or Not to Vent
"This is senior editor patron mccomb. Today I'm joined by Rob Watson digital brand manager. Hey. there. Kylie Jacques Design Editor. Hello. And producer. Jeff. Rose I. Well, it is a pleasure to see you all this morning. Thanks again for joining me. Pleasure. So I want to start off lending briefly Kylie someone commented on Itunes with regard to the podcast, and they said some very nice things many more about us. So you should definitely take a look at that. I want to encourage all of our listeners to please review the podcast it really helps us out both in terms to know that we're doing a good job and to help others find it. So if you do that for me, I would be super appreciative. That com that was dated on July twenty ninth but prior to that the most recent one was like the end of April. So. Get to. Work People. And thank you in advance I. Look At. Rob, what are you doing? What have I been doing? Well, you know. I. Keep talking about that Porch but kind of done with there's nothing new about. Other night other than last night i. just sat out there and enjoyed a glass of wine even though it's not completely done yet just sat there and watch the sunset. So drinking hooch on your new deck is the best thing ever. But actually the next project I'm not actually the next project because it's a big one is It's been so hot and Muggy lately that for years on and off have been like do do we want to pool problem is we're very particular about our garden and I would I would have wanted my daughter was little thrown up crappy pool in the backyard just to cool off but it doesn't fit into the. Landscape design apparently of our property. So So We've been totally disagree I went above ground. Pool absolutely. Fantastic. As. Long as I picked, the right would grain right? Well, I, I was going to get I was GONNA. Actually just plant some. Or Tall. Grass in front of it so that you know you can kind of hide it but the problem is I just don't have the space for that. So we've been talking about we've a narrow lot with a twenty foot setback from both sides and it's sixty feet wide. So that means we could just put something in the middle of our yard and there's not very many places to do that. We found this one garden bed that we're willing to take a chunk out of. And possibly dig in and put build a concrete soaking pool. So it's something that it's something that. Is Basically. Yeah. Basically, it's bigger than a hot TUB, but it's not something you can swim laps in. and. and. Probably. Even. Though seems kind of a bit labour-intensive thing. Probably do it with pouring slab in doing a block wall and plastering the block wall in doing stone coping in behind the why you think that sounds labor intensive. Well, actually I had. I had this great idea My. Daughter about how hard liens working on your property tactic. Even offered her a little bit more money than you're paying per hour. Maybe she could dig. Don't you dare? Rolling. So it would probably stick up about it would be right in the lawn. So probably stick up about sixteen inches out of the lawn with a stone top on it so that it would act like a garden benches well and Maybe That or not your own disaster at well, I've actually been just searching around for ideas on. Pinterest in elsewhere and phones mice examples have found some one example of some women in. The. Netherlands who built one by herself and his. All this cool stuff. All these cool details that she did is basically the same methods of construction and one of the coolest things was that Like well, this too small swim in this thing and those those jet pools you can swim in place or like thousands of dollars. While this woman bought thing, it's a it's a harness that you hook to some d rings in the corner of the pool and it doesn't same thing holds you back. Easy swam against this idea the harness. For A jet. You don't need a jet you swim in place to harness keep you from swimming forward You know I'll help dig thing if I can use it now on that. Okay. Sure to harness. Of wacky and honestly the Dickens give me really easy because. All the sand is going to be wheelbarrow downhill from the site and my my ground is all it's like a thirty. Patients one. GOING DOWNHILL My ground ground is all course sand. So a guy I dug a trench to my barn for conduct wants by hand and it was no big deal. Easy.
Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
Accenture’s aerospace team reveals strategies for aerospace CEOs looking to the future
"What is the state of aerospace and defense today, and what's your outlook for twenty twenty one and has that changed at all in the in the recent past Recent past go back into a January February odd things have changed dramatically. If you say recent past in terms of how feeling today for. So spilling back in in. June. Not Not nearly as much. I think know by sum it up I think I look at the industry and so almost tell two cities. If you remember that Dickens novel where on the commercial side, we have all kinds of things going on and you know the impact of airlines and the reduction in capacity, and now reduced number of aircraft being taken and all that kind of stuff going on dampening down you know the business and Yoga Cyber Defence and defence. Largely continuing to perform you know well There are some some issues. There are some blips in supply chain certainly related to things like covid. But it's really is tell to city and we look at Boeing and Airbus both announcing production rates and rate cuts, and of course, we have the existing 737 challenge facing history as well. No I think there's a different side of the coin when we start looking at what's happening on the defense side. And what is that different side of the coin much more positive right? Well, it's much more positive and you know this morning are. Reported there the results in in even just in our she concede example of the Tele two cities playing out. Right now and you know. I think. What I'd like to say is that looking at what's what we're hearing and if we were going to go into farmer air, show the share, which, of course, unfortunately, we did not every year accenture steps back and looks at kind of what we're seeing across the numerous research elements that we have our tech vision, our commercial index and supply chain research, and we look at the work we're doing for clients we look at what we're talking to our. Clients about in terms of where their priorities are. We look at what's going on in industry at large, and from that, we try to distill out what we think are really going to be the you know quote unquote stories to watch and weird do that this year Joe I think there's four things that I think would come out in their four things that I hear consistently I think pat would echo this well when we talked to sea level executives Across our clients defense and commercial, those four things are related to cash management number one number two supply chains smart manufacturing number three workforce in workforce impact in a before's is really rounding technology in systems in resiliency of those systems. into look thinking about where we are today in covert and and what companies need be thinking about as they look forward, their calendar twenty-one. Those four things are really top of mind. Pat, what's what are your thoughts had? We gone to Farnborough what were you prepared to be talking about I? Think the themes that John mentioned are spot on one concept that intertwined through cash management supply chain workforce and systems resiliency is really a need to continue the digital transformation the the level of of change that aerospace and defense companies are dealing with today is is really unprecedented and I think it's changed Focus of of trying to accelerate the agility of decision-making workforces is been fascinating topic. How has a house the debate on that changed in this? I mean, we had a lot of ish. A lot of the talk was about workforce shortages and now companies are laying off tens of thousands of people said, Short Term Blip, John, I mean what are you telling companies to do to be prepared for the workforce of the future? You know. It's interesting. If you think back a couple years, we're worried about the grace. ooh Nami and everybody retiring he let me go back back to January timeframe worried about shortages whether it's pilots are or people in the maintenance shops in of course, we see companies laying off and furloughing on the commercial side, but we also see companies on the defense side hiring, right? So I think Lockheed announced five thousand new hires northbound eight thousand new. Hires right. So it's almost again that tell see what's happening but I think you know the three things that were talking to clients lot about now in this code world where we have more people remark in remotely than we ever did before Amsterdam you have more you're gonNA WANNA add onto this but it's really about you know the people experience how how each individual worker is being interacted with with their company and that comes down to. How they were who they work with and how they get their work done. The second thing is around or Culture. The culture particularly, I think in our industry and maybe I'm biased because I'm in this of this industry but you know you walk into the building and you see the sign, you see the flag, you walk through the hallways almost any aerospace defense office or even in factory assembly floor, and you see the product you see pictures of the product you see people, pictures of people using the products I mean that helps build culture. Now, I, see the four walls of my Home Office or maybe it's my kitchen table or wherever I happen to be working remotely. It's it's a big topic these days how you manage in we'd and maintain culture in the third is really about the work itself and how the workforce works at work in Delhi deals with things like remote collectively high-performance compute environments. Can I get to those from homes cure environment
5 Minutes in Church History
The Life of Christina Rossetti
"On this episode of five minutes in Church history, let's talk about a poet. Christina Rosetti she was born in eighteen thirty, and she died in eighteen, ninety four. She was born into an Italian family in London. This was a very artistic family to her. Brothers were painters, and she was a poet. Her father was a poet, and he taught at King's College. He was a political exile from Italy and spent his final decades in London and in England and of course. Course Christina Rosetti would spend her entire life in England. And as she was turning twenty, she became engaged, but it was broken off when he converted to Roman Catholicism. She would remain single the rest of her life. Since the age of twelve, she wrote poetry that was eighteen, forty two. This was the era of Tennyson and Dickens and the Bronte's in Elizabeth Barrett Browning, this was the era of Victorian literature, and into that Pantheon is the poet, the Anglican poet Christina Rosetti. Her First Book of poetry was published in eighteen, forty seven. She was seventeen years old. It was published by her grandfather. Her first commercially published book of poetry was published the next year in eighteen, forty eight. It was later in eighteen, sixty, two that her book, the Goblin market and other poems was published. That was probably one of her most famous poems in the book that sort of put her on the map so to speak. She wants wrote. How beautiful are the arms which have embraced Christ the hands which have touched Christ? The is which have gazed upon Christ, the lips which have spoken of Christ. The feet which have followed Christ Christina Rosetti followed Christ as a poet. She loved to use Simi's in her poems. You know what a simile is a simile comparison using Laker as in her poem birthday. She uses a whole string of them. She says my heart is like a singing bird whose nest is in a watered shoot. My heart is like an apple tree, whose bows are bent with thickset fruit. My heart is like a rainbow shell that paddles and Halcion see. My heart is gladder then all these because my love is come to me, so she used the similarly in another poem eight better resurrection. She uses to similarities to talk about herself. She says my life is like a faded leaf. My harvest dwindled to a Husk. Truly my life is void and brief. And tedious and the Baron Dusk. My life is like a frozen thing, nobod-, nor greenest can I see yet rise it's Xiao the sap of spring oh Jesus Reisen me. She then follows. My Life is like a broken bowl, a broken bowl the cannot hold one drop of water for my soul or cordial and the searching cold. CAST in the fire, the parish thing melt and remold it till it be a Royal Cup for him, my King Oh Jesus drink of me well, she wrote many poems. She wrote to Christmas carols. She wrote books of non fiction. And in eighteen ninety two. She wrote a commentary on the book of revelation. That same year. She had surgery for cancer. And two years later in eighteen, ninety four, she died in London. Well. Let's go back to that poem in here it again. My Life is like a broken bowl, a broken bowl that cannot hold one drop of water for my soul or cordial in the searching cold cast in the fire, the parish thing melt and it till it be a Royal Cup for him my king. JESUS DRINK OF
Alice Wu: The New Queer Rom-Com
"I grew up in North Carolina at no another gay person like in life in a new inside that I had attraction a man but I also firmly rationally just reasonably believe I would just never tell anybody for the rest of my life. I totally totally the same and be. I sometimes feel like that. Plays into what you just talked about that notion of being like you do feel alone because all around you. You're seeing signifier of people started to date when you already have that kind of charade setup you're ready used to having to be date boys and like yes. This is great it was like I don't know any difference like I got to date a girl on compare so somewhere in my head. I thought there's just probably something a little like not even aware the gay just somehow like everyone else is hearing one song the I do not here and I just have to dance as if I understand that song even though I don't know what the beat is and I don't know what the melodies is. I don't know you know like I'm just trying to like not stick out for sure. You mentioned coming out at the last year of college in your bio. It says that you realized you require at a gender studies class Zachariah enough feminist studies class. Actually I took a fantastic amazing professor stealth Friedman who's like one of the preeminent queer historians in the world and so at the time this is like an end of nineteen eighty nine racism very different era and I remembered her giving us the assignment like so there she is. She's like talking and she ended up coming out to us as a class. Which at the time. We're all like a little startled by. And then. She said she wanted us all to write a letter to our parents which we wouldn't send a coming out letter to our parents that we would turn in. I speak Mandarin of my parents night. Don't how reader right like. Why would never tell them something? This important English so the idea of writing a letter to them would have made no sense so I thought well I guess I could record this on a on a on a tape so what I did was I went out and borrow two tape recorders and extension cord Because I lived in a two room. Double where my roommate also spoken understood mandarin but now I was like paranoid. If is recording my room. She would hear me say this and think. I was gay so then I put one tape recorder. My Room started loudly playing Cat Stevens footsteps in the dark to tape. It was like literally playing that I listened to the wind the wind of my soul and then I talk like the other tape recorder and the extension cord into the walk in closet and shut that door and I proceed to record this thing. I'd say to my parents and there then. I had to write a thing in English. My professor to explain what this was. I'm like writing this thing very academically about like well. That was fascinating for one thing. I didn't know the word for GAY and Mandarin. And maybe if you don't know the word can you think what it is I'm going on and on and on finally I'm like well? I'm writing so much about this because I am gay so there I said it and that was the moment I came out to myself and I even remembered being like. This is ludicrous. I'm sitting in my closet coming out of the closet like that. This is such cheap symbolism that like if I put it in a movie people would back. That is way too heavy it. But that's that's what happened. I turned it in That'll happen and I know your mom originally had a hard time with that. How'd she come around your sexuality? By the time you didn't move back in with her in San Francisco Oh yes. She came around basically by the time. Saving face came out and remember this moment. So this right before due to shoot and she and I are drive Sunday. Where like in her minivan driving down highway one and I just I like the sun coming in. It was like very comfortable and then also I just kind of looked at her and I was like so mom. You know. You've read the script. Now you know us about is kind of like you do realize at the moment this movie comes out. All of your friends are going to know why I'm not married. And there's long pause and she was like yeah and then I was like what do you thick? And she thought about it for a really long time and then she said I'm not gonNA lie. It's GonNa be hard that this is what you want than this is what I want for you. I remembered in that moment. Just being like it doesn't like. I don't even need to make the movie anymore like this like that was the moment where I'm like. You know because honestly I also thought when that maybe came out I was like Oh God. I'M NOT GONNA be able to eat any Chinese restaurant again. It's kind of a disaster and the big surprise for all of us was much the Chinese community embrace that movie like the Chinese newspapers wrote about that movie for like weeks like we ended up winning the Golden Horse Audience Award and Taiwan. Just like the some ways it's like the Asian Oscars and And that was a huge surprise. Mom couldn't have known that at the point she you know accepted me. I mean I guess that's the thing. It's such a sacrifice to make a film it really is so I think you really want to think about what it is. You're hoping to achieve like what that sacrifices for I think you want your humanity inform formula art and vice versa. I know you're joking. The top the interview about like Hollywood always asks what what's next but we are at the end of the interview and I want to know. Do you know or have any idea like what is next. It's so funny because it's it's like I know. My agents are champing at the bit. Because there's all these things coming in. I actually just been like listen. I'm going to devote this month to to promoting this movie like this is like a child right then. I WANNA like unplugged disappear off the face of the Earth for like a few weeks in reality myself like I've three ideas of my own that I'd love to like one in particular. I want to start working on. If any of them comes to fruition in a way that I think is worth sharing the. I'm GONNA probably work like the Dickens to try and get that thing made if it doesn't I am reading things things and it's not like I'm not like know like I'm making twelve years a slave. I'm not a big important moviemaker. It can be something that just purely fun right. I think I just need to know. What personally is the reason why I think I'm the right person to make it. It sounds so grand when I say it this way but if you're going to put that much effort in anything then you WanNa feel like you've left something behind the world that you can point to and say okay. Maybe this help to these people right because otherwise I'm not sure it's worth it
Alphabet: A tale of two quarters.
"Got starbucks today. We have got MasterCard. But we're going to start with alphabet alphabet. The first quarter revenue came in higher than expected to report was pretty good but this seems like what are those times where it was the conference call. That is driving the stock to comments from senator by the CEO and Ruth Porn at the CFO. That that that's seems like what is pushing the stock up eight nine percent today. Chris Means Sudar and Ruth I think are just really taught managers and the way they talk to their to their investors of their employees. They wrote the way they run the business. I think I think we've talked about how important ruth has been to to the just the discipline of of Alphabet. Google over the last few years so she tends to be very conservative and so talked about the real challenges they had in this in this quarter especially late soon. Dr talked about the tale of two quarters to take a take a nod from the Charles Dickens novel the fact that early on and was very positive things were going very well and then really in March with with ad sales dropping by ten percent in March so it was a very tough end to the quarter and the guidance. They were very conservative. I think just talking about what's going to happen in the AD market going forward. We don't know how much of the increase in traffic will monetize. But but clearly investors are excited by of which. I am one excited by what is happening at Google. I mean like you said. The revenues came in a little bit higher. They were thirteen percent up. Fifteen percent on a constant currency. The strong dollars had a big impact so many businesses. Eps was a little bit light but it was really just more talking about what the future is. is having and the impact that that. Cova nineteen is having on their business but also in the world. I mean I was just some some comments from the call for example one hundred million students and educators now using Google classroom. That's double the number from just march to just march an extensive use of Google assistant a massive increase in demand from chromebooks. Dr Said So just there's continuing interest youtube revenues. Were up three three percent in the quarter up now more than four billion so it's just a continued emphasis on the way that Google is managing the business and the value. They are Contributing and I think some excitement now on the analysts. A lot of emails upgrades this morning. Just at the advertising market isn't going to be as bad as somebody had expected
Finding connection in solitude Margaret Atwood & Mark Haddon
"First into younger share with you is mark had author of the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime most recently the porpoise. He's talking about book. We published that. He contributed to stop what you're doing and read this. Which is an excellent but by the way is one of the books already as go as a bookseller in one of the books that made me want to really work vintage books and he talks about how he believes in the power of a good novel. A term he defines as a piece of work is humane and generous. I particularly found comfort in his description of reading as a compensation a reader and a writer sitting opposite each other. In each other's company I can write plays and films and even poems in which some of the characters are genuinely unsympathetic for which you and the reader feel no empathy partly because those forms are spectacle to a certain extent. You you can sit back and watch it from a distance but I think all novels A conversation I I tend to picture a novel as you. The writer and the reader sitting in adjacent chairs talking quietly to each other. You know a novel is never declaimed or acted out or overheard. It's it spoken quietly to the reader and of course a really long conversation and to make the long conversation work you've really got to you with a like the narrator. You're gonNA like the person who's talking to you. They can be taught or scathing satirical. But they've got to have an underlying warm both towards you and and towards the people they're talking about and I think you can see that. All great writers and Dickens in Jane Austen George Eliot in Tolstoy and in fact in Warren Pace. You can see where it doesn't work because when he does start declaim in those separate chapters about his theory of history he can lose you completely and it's one of the great novels in the world where no one reached the last chapter. Because he's just telling you stuff you don't really want to know. I think this is particularly true of Virginia Wolfe It's not just her warmth than her interest in the people she's talking about but the speed the ease with which she seems to flow in and out of different people's minds in and out of different consciousnesses in a very short period of time often around dining table in and out of the minds of people talking with with one another and I think the way in which she does. That makes you very aware of something about your own mind personally. I'm always reading Virginia Woolf and thinking Yes yes yes that's what it's actually like to be a human being not just that stream of consciousness stuff which she does so well the way you flick from memories of Childhood Your plans for dinner to the fear of death all within thirty seconds the way we move from sense of loneliness sudden empathy with people around us the way we feel sort of sealed in one moment and then suddenly we dissolve and we realized that we members of a group of people or we members of a family and a part of verse exists within all those other people in the room at the same time the way we move from our past to our future back into our president. I think there are other right to have a wide range of characters and a wide range of situations. By doting. There is anyone who understands articulates what it is like to be a person from one moment to the next so the other interview. I found interesting was one. The Margaret Atwood gave on stage all those years ago when she'd written novel taxied. If you don't know already exceed is retelling of Shakespeare's tempest in the interview. Margaret Talks about the theme of exile in tempest. And how she explores to have writing the contrast between freedom. I'm confinement. I know a lot of us feel like we're in a very strange very necessary. Exile from our normal lives in big. I'm small ways so I hope like me find this interview. Refreshing or at least a little comforting. Let me start by asking about the genesis of high exceed. Of course it's part of the hogarth Shakespeare series but why the tempest yes. Why the tempest Luckily I was early on the list of people who are asked so I got I got my druthers and that was my brother because I had thought about it quite a bit before. It even written about Prospero before in my book on writing which is called oddly. Enough a writer on writing it used to be called negotiating with the dead but I think the day word was a bridge too far for some people in the publishing industry. They don't like the D. Word. No no not always coming to say it does what it says on the tin it. Does I think what it says on the tin. So it's not about my writing and it's not about how to write about. Who are these writers? What do they think they're doing? And how are they different from other kinds of artists and The chapter in which Prospero of here's is a chapter on diabetes. Magicians because of course writers are dubious. Magicians they create illusions and are those illusions always benevolent. So that's what I what I was writing about in that book and one of the other ones in that chapter is the wizard of Oz. Who has he says is A good man but a bad magician he has no real magic. He's an illusionist. So what you need to ask about any writer probably is. Are they a good man but a bad magician or have bad man but a good magician? Which is often also true or possibly. They're good at both but Prospero in the tempest is very ambiguous. And therefore the he's been open to many different kinds of interpretations. It's also play with a lot of unanswered questions. And it is the one play above all in which Shakespeare is writing a play about what he actually did all his life. He's writing play about a director producer. Putting on a play with the aid of a very good special effects man called aerial. So that is what happens in the book and a director producer puts on a play by means of which he hopes to get revenge on the people who have done him dirt twelve years before them. Light on the setting. Because it's one thing. It seems to me to consider prosper on his magic in an essay. It's another to construct a whole story which you could read perfectly plausibly. I think without even knowing that the tempest existed I think it helps to know that the tempest exists and by the end of it. You're certainly going to know that the tempest exists. Because what they're putting are isn't is the tempest. So how did I come to all of that? The epilogue has always been very intriguing to me which Prospero's steps out of the play addresses the audience. But he's still prospero. He's not saying hello. I'm an actor playing Prospero. He is still prospero and that play is about guilt and forget and forgiveness and and and liberation because the last three words of it are set me free. But it's a bit puzzling in the epilogue of what is Prospero guilty. Why does he feel guilty? And from what is he being freed now that he's outside his own play
WBZ Morning News
Boston: Former Holy Cross Rowing Coach Cited After Fatal Crash
"Five Holy Cross former Holy Cross women's rowing coach has been issued a citation following a deadly crash that killed one of his student athletes we're joined by W. B. C.'s Jim McKay with a look at the story good morning gentlemen good morning there Jeff yeah it was just last week when we learned that former Holy Cross women's rowing coach Patrick Diggins was retiring after thirty four years coaching there he was behind the wheel of the team van down in vero beach Florida back on January fifteenth they were headed to a training exercise he turned left at a green light on a busy road but failed to yield for oncoming traffic thirteen people were injured one of his rowers grace Rhett's sophomore from Oxbridge died in that crash now this citations Dickens is facing is not criminal in nature the investigation is considered close police though are turning over what they learn to local prosecutors
Of Mice and Men: This top cancer scientist thought he knew a lot about cancer. Then he got it.
"On science fiction. Today really special story for you. It's about what happens when life throws you a warping curve ball and win roll escape appended. I wanted gone. I didn't want to have not only at smoldering away in my pelvis but also small does away and you hate it. It's always in your head as much as I could rationalize and SAM. I'm very scientific in my approach to things and it wasn't a problem everyday would come to me at three o'clock in the morning when I started worrying about all the other things worry about it. Three o'clock in the morning. You'll sing parts of them and the body that they will never really say themselves or get to know. It's an extraordinary thing that that was true kind of but it is still amazes me today that people people want to see the inside bids you cannot have my video. I want to share it on social media and I've seen all your videos on Youtube. Can you make sure my prostate goes for new in this episode. It's Franken feeless. Conversation about an experience. Men often talked publicly about so. Let's meet the scientists and the surgeon interested in Nitro. This is Professor Ramsey as a molecular biologist and elating in Kansas scientist on the Saudi also makes art. He's a black belt in karate rides. His bike is a husband father of two children but trying to understand how the natural world works was a I love of his and I've always been driven by trying to understand understand biology and I'm also a little bit inclined to like machinery and structures and the way things work and essentially excels machines and are like the way they operate. And they're really have Siamese different facets to them and of causing disease machinery goes wrong for me. The very first day I was in an operating theatre watching people takeout cancerous lump actually. It was then breast cancer. I was instantly league captivated. This is Professor Declan Murphy. elating urologist and cancer surgeon. He's been a strategy for over a decade. But you can he. He's Irish lilt and even though it's cancer he's dealing with everyday like rob. He's loved his job. Since died dot I was in the operating theatre. I was meeting these patients before and after as a medical student and honestly I just became almost overwhelmed by the idea that people will allow other people to do surgery on them that it's such a huge privilege to be allowed to do surgery but I was fascinated by urology because it's it's quite a a big field that we work in. It's everything from the kidneys. Down through the bladder. And the prostate in the penis and the testicles are all areas in the domain that can be affected by cancer. Now Dick Lyneham enrolled happened to be colleagues at the pay. McCallum will pay Domecq Cancer Center in Melbourne as a scientist Rob's focused on amongst other tricky conundrums developing developing vaccines that target gastro intestinal cancers like colorectal cancer as surgeon Dickens leading the way with using robotics in the operating theatre and often in the cancer arena. You'll find that scientists and surgeons just don't traditionally meeks much but robin declan like many any others at paid Amac a different because I want to do science. That data reflects the needs of people with cancer and the clinicians trading them. I remember being at a hospital where declan was doing. A TAG team robotic procedure on a patient was having some call rectal surgery Torri plus prostatectomy and I was there on Saturday morning with my arse pocket collecting samples clincal trial with doing there in the operating room because these patients have agreed to be part of a trial in that case that was to Kansas quite complex work but rob wanted some tissue as cancerous tissue to take into the lab and I was watching these two guys work. Seamlessly together is something is a corner beauty in any group of people that do things well together and is almost subliminal communication. I know what's coming next that I'm bumping into each other. The theta staff all expert. They work as attainments really like a Formula One tame it a pit stop and I've never worked in the center where you will have a professor of colorectal rectal science in the operating room with you so And we get used to that Peter Mac. It's the same for prostate is the same for melanoma skin for breast. And and I I just find it an extraordinary Jordan Environment I. I've never worked in a place that has that degree of translational multi-disciplinary care at where people are they're asking the questions taking the tissue doing trials Etcetera Etcetera Cetera. And it's just an extraordinary. I can do some cool things in my lap not question I have been a geneticist for most of my research life and we we can do cool things. Jane's in cells and also indeed on animals and you can find great science out of that but does it always reflect what's going on in the patient and the answer is sometimes but not always I want to do the always. It is relevant. What happens in a patient? It's saw the patient in the end has always been like that though has already close so they to a colleagues ladies in their fields in cancer but then came a sudden curve ball and a role change the scientists in the surgeon were about to become the surgeon. and He's patient he's Rob. Why have a great? JP being going to him for quite a long time really insightful. Consider Kanda Guy. We've we always have a great chat when okay visit him. I have a checkup every six months. For basically blood blood pressure to have a level that cannot be controlled just by exhumed diet and he's chosen to have PSI tastes to PSI stands for prostate specific antigen. It's a protein which can be elevated in Maine for various reasons prostate cancer being one of them. Some guys avoid testing. They pay CY levels. But as we've heard rob is a lover of information. Summation looks forward and he lanes into it so overtime every couple years get it tested and it just kept rising a little bit one stage. It got to a level. We're thought maybe it's getting a bit high. And I actually was referred to declan. We had nothing to say about that. Spe- keep an eye on it and then about two years ago now. The test Monday morning test Tuesday morning. Phone Call My JP said Rob. It's about time he got back and see. Declan are not happy about this. Psi Level so rob's colleague paid a Mac dikla Murphy becomes he's urologist. So should I have look and and progressively we went through all the tests initially an MRI that I remember sitting next to declan looking at his laptop to the imaging obtaining lots SUV meetings are obligated images before thought that shadow very much. Either any say well I think we need to get a boxy. And then he did. I remember it was during Christmas. Wasn't isn't it. Yeah so we could. You Know Ho- prostate. Think I knew I was on this journey as soon as I saw the image. I thought this looks wchs suspicious at least need to find out what it is and then phone call or message saying squeezing stage seven the doubt I had prostate cancer and that meant I had to make a decision about which direction I went after that so suddenly rob the Kanta Hansa scientists becomes. Rub The cancer patient. Then he went through the whole process. We did the pet scan and then we discussed whether surveillance might be an option is. Is this a cancer. We can leave alone because a tradition of Invasive procedures early on in this process and Maine have suffered the consequences of their lifelong off long impotence urine re problems the whole beat shifted now. Oh totally went on. When I started training a diagnosis of prostate cancer equalled cold treatment for prostate cancer there was no concept of? You could leave the cancer there you know whereas now it's the polar opposite it means as a process will start got to figure out. Is this a threat to this patient. And how will he and his loved one balance up the success of surgery or radiation or other treatments in terms of cancer versus the predictable side effects so for us. The first thing is always doing to do anything. We found a
The Link Between Kitchen Countertops And A Deadly Disease
"Uh now. You've been working on this story for months. You were joking with me. Recently that you knew everything there is to know about this topic. And that topic is countertops. That's that's right. Specifically like sort of stone. Engineered Stone countertops which is really strange. Because my personal countertops at home are would like. I didn't know anything about this subject before I started looking into it But increasingly people have turns to this product known as courts right so if you go to any sort of lake. TV TV show with remodeling and they update the kitchen. They have these new white countertops it sort of look like marble I know about it I watch. TV All the time but they're often not marble it's often courts it's which is a composite material and it's thought to be a little more advantageous than granite or marble because it isn't ship or stain as easily. That's what the manufacturers say. Stay right and this story is not about home design. It is about something that happens in the process of cutting that material that courts so they can fit in your cool updated kitchen itching right because when you cut courts if you're not careful it can create lots and lots of dust and that dust gets everywhere. Your your nose your ears. You heard all your body close everything everything Jose Martinez did this kind of cutting job for years so waited another guy. I spoke with named one. We just use his first name for medical privacy. I've been CPO. Not No no CINTAS A I. You don't feel the changes a lot then later with time passing your body telling you that you're missing air this you're suffocating and you're tired they filed by Dickens's so this dust damages ages their lungs. Exactly so here's another guy. I talked to play Rodriguez and the beginning. I wasn't understanding why that I was getting tired. I usually I was just thinking about maybe getting older. He kind of took like a big breath in there right so he and other guys they all have a disease called silicosis this as in Silica which is found in all that courts dust it causes irreversible scarring and damage to the lungs. So they're young and they can't run underplay with their kids and you know eventually as the disease progresses. They're probably GONNA need a lung transplant. There's no other Cure for this disease. Here's I Jose again in the when I go to sleep I think about it every night. Depend GonNa die in three or four five years and a half four forgives my wife because to be honest with you every day of your few words so there was a recent report in the MWR. That's this weekly early. Publication put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and it described eighteen cases including these. These are instances of silicosis in workers. There's countertop workers in California Texas Colorado in Washington and among those eighteen cases there were two deaths so today in the show what we know about this emergence of silicosis and why investigators are worried. It may just be the tip of the iceberg.
List of copyrighted works entering the public domain in 2020
"As the clock strikes midnight on new year's eve get this thousands of copyrighted works will finally entered the public domain and that includes books movies music all sorts of creative works that were first published in the U. S. in nineteen twenty four and if you're a little hazy on came out that year here's one the first movie adaptation of Peter Pan okay yeah we would have had a clip for that but that one was a silent film but also one of the things coming out this year blues legend of ma Rainey song CC right I'm enters the public domain it means it's no longer protected by copyright and the public can use and consume it without permission and at no cost and without the public domain we wouldn't have so much art that rests on the work of authors like Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare and these mass expirations used to happen every year in nineteen ninety eight though Congress passed the copyright term extension act it extended copyright protections for existing works for twenty years January first twenty nineteen so the first public domain dump since nineteen ninety eight for more on this host and you have a your recently spoke to Jennifer Jenkins a clinical professor of law and director of the center for the study of public domain at Duke University Jennifer thanks for joining me thanks so much for having me on the show tunes in so give us a couple of examples of maybe more of the popular works in the public domain and that some of our listeners might be familiar with well works from before copyright existed such as the works of Shakespeare the works of Mozart the works of Beethoven the works of Charles Dickens all of these are in the public domain and your listeners might be familiar with them because if you think think about the contributions of Shakespeare to our culture because Romeo and Juliet was in the public domain letter bursting was free to write West Side Story the movie's Gnomeo and Juliet and for me unless di did not have to get in touch with his errors and they were not subject to a veto and Shakespeare himself through in the public domain before him Romeo and Juliet you on Arthur Brooks the tragical history of Romeo and Juliet which in turn on all of its Pyramus and Thisbe and so your audience may be able to think of you know scores of works that drew on public domain material when something is not in the public domain what happens then because I understand that the song Happy Birthday was not in the public domain isn't that interesting it is now when something's not in the public domain that means that if you want to use the work you have to locate the copyright holder and you have to get permission from the copyright holder is welcome to say no are they can charge you a fair fee or they can charge you an exorbitant fee now this is a good thing copy rights are very important the public coming in as the yen to the gang of copyright protection so the design of the copyright system is there will be a term of copyright protection when you meet any of us you know enjoy exclusive rights over creative works then after a certain period of time that copyright expires in those works go into the public domain where anyone else is free to use and build upon them so there's some work entering the public domain and twenty twenty what might people be excited about what's coming into our public domain wonderful music so my favorite musical piece going to public domain is George Gershwin's Rhapsody in blue some literary works Thomas Mann's the magic mountain EM Forster's passage to India wonderful children's book a a Milne when we were very young there are also some wonderful silent films works featuring Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd silent film called Dante's inferno which itself to a public domain works Dante's divine comedy of course but also intermixing that with elements from Charles Dickens and the Christmas Carol so they're really great works going to the public domain next year and I know a lot of us are very excited about that so if