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"eleventh grade" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Show every single day. The greatest radio show in the united states of america. Welcome back america. That's former virginia. Governor terry mcauliffe who is dominated by virginia democrats to be the next candidate. But i think he's gonna lose the my next guest. And i hope that terry will follow through income and debate glenn young and on this radio show good morning and welcome back to the hugh hewitt show. Good morning. hugh thanks for having me and this is the greatest radio show on the planet. Well there you go. And i do agree then. Come on and debate early and often. What's the deal on debates for this Governors election which looms no decisions have been made in in all candor. I don't think kerry really wants to. He doesn't really want to talk about any issues because he's on the wrong side of all of them. He wants to get rid of right to work in the commonwealth of virginia which will absolutely create our business environment. He wants to Continue to teach critical race theory in our schools. He said nothing about that. He had nothing to say when our schools are unnecessarily closed and he seems to really not care about public safety because when he was governor. The murder rate in virginia went up forty three percent. And we're in an all time high today and homicides of the last twenty years and he wants to get rid of qualified immunity protects our police from frivolous civil lawsuits. So he's on the wrong side of every issue and doesn't have much of an interest in getting together and talking about it. I don't think let me let me run through a few of these issues. Glenn young but i want to begin with the campaign itself because he self-funded eight years ago or or years ago. I guess it's eight years ago. He's self funded and he's wealthy. You're wealthy you're going to have to sell fun. But he said he's going to get donations from all fifty states. I think you already have. Where people they want to support the campaign folks can come to your skin for governor dot com. It's y. o. u. n. g. k. I n. for governor dot com. And i'm gonna be a big contributor to my campaign but we need a lot of help because we're going to beat terry mcauliffe. We're gonna send a shock across this country that in fact a well run campaign with principal driven. Republican glenn young and i'm an outsider. We're gonna win. And we're going to show america and the commonwealth of virginia. There is a much better way than this left liberal lurch. That has taken place. Not just in virginia but across the country now the two principal issues and my views are going to be schools and crime. You talked about them both. Let's start with schools. I talked to ross doubt that yesterday. The new york times columnist about how the pandemic really stripped away the power teachers unions to keep education close in virginia. Right before you won the primary nomination you. You confronted the decision by the state of education to do away with math classes for really smart math kids before the eleventh grade. I don't know what mcauliffe has said about this. But democrats run the virginia department of education. Are you going to talk about education. Every day glenn young can every single day because our schools are in a state of chaos and this state of chaos was started turn the mcauliffe administration and continued with his hand picked successor. Ralph north and our schools truly are in a state of chaos. We have in fact kept them closed on necessarily and again. Terry mcauliffe said nothing. And i'm gonna make sure that schools that that aren't open. Don't get funding We absolutely see curriculum. Run run run out of bounds. Left and critical race theory has been infused in the school system as directed by our state board of education. And then finally they'd come out and and they they actually floated this trial balloon. And said we're gonna teach accelerated math classes before the eleventh grade. And we're not gonna award advanced diplomas and then i called him out and actually called for their resignation. They know it's only in fairfax county. Which by the way our largest school system in virginia and it's only gonna be for elementary school kids who oh by the way the ones we want to try to get ahead and so this is absolute chaos in our school system. Today in parents are standing up all across the commonwealth republicans independent democrats parents from all walks of life for standing up. And saying no. We're not gonna going to support this kind of education. And i'm gonna be the governor of educational excellence where we can get our kids in the fast lane so they can achieve achieve and not be putting the broken down lane. Which is what terry mcauliffe wants to do. Now governor. the virginia college system is among the greatest in the united states. California used to be the greatest. But virginia's got some amazing. Just not only the university of virginia but virginia. Tech and william and mary and All sorts of other great state colleges. Are they actually benefiting. Virginians are they now being Turned into factories of political correctness and left leaning ideology as happened so else So many places in the united states the short answer is we are watching again political correctness and critical race theory derivatives awry and our university system as well and the biggest challenge we have is we do have a great university system. Virginia kids aren't staying in virginia because the economy is in a state of chaos as well and our greatest our greatest asset which is our young people and their their ability to innovate and lead in future. Generations is being exported to the other forty nine states. We have to open up our economy. We have to liberate businesses from oppressive government regulation which is just absolutely put small business out of business and we have to rebuild and reinvigorate this thriving economy so that our kids will stay home and absolutely be part of virginia's future as opposed to tennessee north carolina florida texas. This is a big issue for virginia. Because we are seeing basically families move away and our kids move away and that is a canary in the coal mine and it just reflects the fact that terry mcauliffe administration of two thousand and fourteen to two thousand eighteen sailed virginia. It he failed. Virginia crime was up. Our schools declined. Our economy was no longer competitive and families are leaving today. As a result of those policies that continued under north. Now turn to crime. Because i really do believe it's an education and crime issue it cycle..
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Switched On Pop
"Though i like this is mean this is like it's a little less than two minutes and i think pretty much every. Rhyme is some variation of that beginnings quad train. He's playing yeah okay. it's flexing. Yeah and it's interesting because there's not even a chorus in the sun. We have that little intro from damian lillard we have this like cvs receipts intonation of calamity rhymes added a nobody and stand hall. I can do cut the mic. Golly okay let the faith gave me up for speaking candidly autumn. Cain they started saying daddy now pay like a player. And then we have another clip from damian lillard. You really put people see it or whether or not you know it always come to light and then one minute fifty three seconds. The saga's over so to extend your metaphor. It's kinda like his continuous. Rhyme scheme on the same idea is standing at the three. Point liners hitting shot after shot after shot. Yes i like that. I like that that that rings a bell from the last time i played basketball in eleventh grade. That definitely rings true and the fact that there isn't even a course to the song to me suggests that this isn't about like trying to generate billboard hits on this this is just about like how can i improve my flow. How can i challenge myself. How can i do something new interesting. Because i do feel the.
"eleventh grade" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Weaver state damian. How did that happen. i remember going into eleventh grade and not nobody on my age not included in that i play for them ramming hearing where you had a lot of coaches our is connected because he has sent so many player draw and i remember he together. All the best guards class at oakland Me von there was another guy guy. Me played in the league when offers down the week wheelchair because overseas now My best friend. Pj taylor we all went to gym and he got this. How funny that To come watch us a workout and he came and we all worked out and play on the did all these girls and stuff and now as they started me kind based off of that but i felt like it was more but i i had a good summer on insert and we were state. You know at wanted to game snow cone coach there was a code red break when we Started recruiting yard not developed a relationship with him. There wasn't like no times came along like that so we the people that i develop some trust with people. I was comfortable and you are the numbers zero representing the letter o from. Oh from oakland and obviously now you play in oregon. Do you feel now that you you you you. You play basketball and portland. The pacific northwest beautiful. State of oregon. That you're overlooked that. This is a a theme for you. Damian lillard your whole life that you're overlooked you i. I think that's been my story. You know I guess being looked past. I don't wanna say overlooking. Because i think people see what i do They just look past it in in high school. Saying i've known afirca play off the best players in big games. You know so. I remember seeing no audu high major schools at the game imprinted on opposite team. So no to hack. Ac- what i was doing. They looked at you know something else. I've been in college. Have been things when i play the big schools and it would see somebody else so no nothing.
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Yes it is free talk live in. He live call in radio. Talk program where you can take control the airwaves. Talk about whatever's on your mind the telephone number for you to do set six zero three two eight three six one six zero again six zero three two eight three six one six zero in the studio tonight. It is myself. The reverend captain kick ass joining me. It's funny and chris. So i got this article from somebody. I don't remember who actually i do. I believe a man who were serves to himself as the coon this is from the blaze dot com blaze media. If you will. The state of virginia plans to eliminate all accelerated math courses prior to the eleventh grade in an effort to achieve equity says a report lower standards for all students in the name of equity. This sounds so much. Like what i'd expect from virginia. Well i mean okay stereotype if you like about folks from the south and things that they do but as we've seen before with anything government does and you know let's not pretend that public schooling is not a government program. It is for sure this goes. We've seen before that. When one st does thing generally monkey see monkey do it flows to all the other states particularly effective at accomplishing. Whatever the goal. It's kind of humorous though too. Because this is something i would think would be something that would be proposed more like in california or new york. I would think so right. It is is virginia like turning or something or certain parts of virginia turning in the other direction. Because i think of virginia more like this kind of conservative part of the country. You know southern. I've only travelled briefly through virginia. I've never stayed there for any period of time. I did know a guy named rusty who was from virginia but I met him in toledo. Ohio virginia's near washington. Dc part of it is. That's probably part of. It's probably partially that and i think that is more probably left conservative so many taken over junior east carolina. I believe okay. Let's find out what the article is to say. The virginia department of education is eliminating accelerated math courses before eleventh grade to quote improve equity in mathematics learning opportunities according to a report by fox news. Loudon county school board member. Ian sirotkin brought attention to the reported academic changes on tuesday with a facebook post exposing the plans. Sirotkin warren's sweeping initiative by the virginia department of education to revamp the k. through twelve math curriculum statewide over the next few years. You know i'd rather them just like kids. Take whatever classes they want to take an anyways. Honestly so i don't really i don't really think people need to be forced to take you know the hardest map if they'd never wanna do a job where they need to know that like this is the thing it's like if you want to get an education corey golden gate education but at the same time. It's like if somebody doesn't want to get an education. Well let's use school with education that's true to surround canes post included a chart of proposed math courses for twenty twenty two through twenty thirty the virginia mathematics pathways initiative is a joint initiative amongst the virginia department of education. The state council of higher education for virginia and the virginia community college system according to the v. o. e. website the initiative set goals to redefine mathematics pathways for students in the commonwealth to address the knowledge skills experiences and attributes that students must attain to be successful in college and or the workforce to be quote life ready. The vm will also improve equity in mathematics learning opportunities and empower students to be active participants in a quantitative world as currently planned. This initiative will eliminate all math acceleration prior to the eleventh grade. Sirotkin wrote on facebook. That is not an exaggeration. Nor does there appear to be any discretion. In how local districts. Implement this now. When i was in public school they one day. They sent some unknown person into the classroom and they gave everybody a blank piece of drawing paper and a number two pencil and they said we want you to draw a monster. And everybody's acting really. It's just draw monster and yep regretted on this nope just use your imagination. Draw monster and you know. We'll we'll see how you do. Everybody started drawing monsters right. I drew this. I was into drawing at the time I had aspirations of becoming like a comic book artist right so i was always drawing like superhero type. Do you like. I'll muscular and stuff like that right so i do the super like unit muscular superhero type body but then i put a cyclops head on them in three arms on each side. So it's six arms right pretty scary looking dude. I must say even though i did it myself and so they did this. In order to identify kids to put in what's called gifted and talented art class right and so they identified me as one of these kids because of my six armed cyclops that i drew and several other kids who were far superior artists to me. But we didn't have a choice in this matter right. We drew these monsters and they go so every wednesday. You're going to have to stay after school and take this additional art class after school after school. Additional class what right now. Something like that could be looked at as a privilege right you because they called it gifted and talented. And you're like oh you're gifted and talented so you get to stay after school. Take you know the kind of thing now. Schools sometimes attempt to sound like the attempt to do the right thing and they do the wrong thing. My point in all this is if they're going to eliminate advanced mathematics prior to them with great. Let's say you're a super smart math person. And you're in tenth grade right and you wanna be taking like trigonometry. They're not gonna let you not gonna let you. I.
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"It's not like you know. It's a term of endearment in the nhl. It is type of guy. Now you gotta have a guy like that and you put them on. Put on the power play what happens. Oh yeah no. He ended up being pretty good there today. I mean come on. So what word would you use for then. Tough tough guy. Tough all right. She married in. Nhl tough guy then because it has a tough guy maybe yeah that moment had an effect on her like she was traumatized by it. But it's going to be haggling at that time. But i learned from you dead. Yeah exactly well. I mean that's the last time you threw a punch. I couldn't even though it's time you throw a punch ice school allen. Did you lose last time you slept. Somebody probably boxing. On on the ron and fez show in two thousand and two. Yeah it was just my name in middle school. Maybe like eighth or ninth grade. I told you screwy. Louis was after me when i was in middle school. Yeah yeah no. I know you told me about that. You know remember why you were trying to figure that out the other day yeah. I'd never really figured it out. Why screwy louis was after. Yeah screwy louis. Sounds like you probably was after a couple of people being screwy. Louis ninth grade. He was like an eleventh grade or something like that. Yeah it's tough though man telling you big guy you know you can kick somebody's ass famous at the same time. Yeah it's tough. Be able to restrain yourself. I would imagine sometimes you do what you gotta do. And you're gonna take you gotta take your own hands and you just have to bear with the consequences nine. This is what's happening with aaron. Yeah i would assume that there's a back story here. That would be understandable. I could be wrong but just knowing his track record type of guy is there. I'm sure there's something. I'm willing to give him the benefit of doubts. All the information comes out because right now. We're hearing from his lawyer like that's we're hearing about. It's like not aaron donald. The it's like hearing from busby. The lawyer going against the shawn watson when we were just hearing from his song right..
"eleventh grade" Discussed on My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle
"Welcome susan. hi bill how are you. I'm doing great susan tummy when you were growing up. Who someone who influenced or inspired you. There's many the that always comes to mind in the story. I like to tell is mr lee. My eleventh grade history teacher. And i can remember in his class. The first moment. I had an original opinion. I think that when we were growing up we go through and are inspired and our parents and our teachers in our friends at the encouragement to have an original idea. Came from mr lead in eleventh grade. History of gonna ask. What was the original idea. You had i think it was the idea of looking at recent american history from a perspective. That wasn't my father's mothers and understanding the complexity that it wasn't necessarily black and white. And that i could have my own opinion on matters politics and the way that i looked at the world and that was very enlightening for me. What else do you remember that. Mr lee did to encourage you to go beyond just having your opinion but expressing it for any examples to support it being able to perhaps debate with others around it. I can totally remember the report that i read. That opened my eyes. It was on the shootings that national shootings at kent state university during the protests of the vietnam war and i can remember a saying the photograph of the woman as she kneeled over the body of her classmates in abject horror and just shock that in in america we could turn on each other so quickly and i think the combination of the photograph hearing some of the audio and doing the research really helped me to figure out how a story could spark unwanted say imagination but provoke thought and various sparring and still inspires me to this day and boom was is that you're studying was it in new zealand or in the united states who is in the us. So even though i live in new zealand. And i've been in his own since she thousand three i was born in chicago. I grew up in southern california and left america in nineteen ninety five and have been in new zealand since two thousand three. So that's probably why you're hearing a little bit of an accent that you can't quite discern but yeah i grew up in the us. Think about when you were out working after college. There was some aspect of mr lease influence. That led you to make a decision or support someone and you could just tell that it was through the model he had shared with you. That you're now paying it back or paying it forward to someone else. I'd never really considered that. And i think that i started working in my senior year in high school and i worked my way. Three university in the nascent computer sector. So i was in in a really privileged position of creating a market and helping people. That didn't really understand how something new and innovative could impact an influence their way of thinking in their way of working and so. I think that there's probably something in there. If we dig or scratch the surface around telling stories helping people see potential helping people. Yeah just see something. They haven't seen before. And i think that probably is a focus of what i learned from mr lee. It's interesting how often the words provocative an advocate of our part of our conversation. So far being able to really stimulate and fraud and look at ideas and experiences to see what's underneath them. Yeah absolutely. I tell the story that i tell more than any other is. I think that it's a mallory which is a native new zealand mythology. But i think it probably exists in other mythologies as well that there's to sort of young teenage fish swimming in the river in the lake and coming from the other direction comes in older fish that greets the fish says. Hey boys how's the water and the two young fish look at each other and say what's water this also is from the i think the actually even before the maori mythology i heard this person. David foster wallace's great commencement speech entitled this water. Which is something that continues to inspire me and i watch at least once every couple of months so encourage anybody to look on youtube for. This is water. Commencement speech anyway. Getting to the point there are so many things about the way that we operate a move through life that we just don't pay attention to anymore. It's just the water that we swim in and we don't even know what it is. We sometimes can't even name it and that's everything from the way that society set up to the way we move through school and then into our business in our work life. We just assume that there's one way to do it. And we just do it without even thinking about it. So the challenge that i always pose to myself and others is if we can name the water that were swimming that can give us some options and with options. We have choices but it's really up to us to open our eyes and decide that we're going to name what's right in front of us because it's so easy not to do. It's really interesting. Because i think that a lot of people would agree that the pandemic forced us to confront assumptions about how we think work should work and what type of roles we should have at home and how children can learn and all of that is part of that holistic image of how we swim through the water of our daily lives. What types of conversations has the pandemic led you to have with your clients as we're talking now in december of twenty twenty. We've been under this. These conditions for nine months or so and i know that you live in new zealand and kudos to you and the prime minister who's lead so well in order to create couvert free conditions in new zealand. Just at our dern. Yes and yes. He showed extraordinary leadership. But i think that the leadership was really shown by the people of new zealand who we just decided that we can do if a little bit of sacrifice on on behalf of everybody and we can actually eliminate covet in new zealand. And i think it's really the mindset of the entire nation that we're team we're a team of five million. She happens to be our coach right now or manager. Whatever you wanna call it and we decided to get this thing done. She is a very amazing leader and very fortunate that she's been guiding us through this but it's really the people who made this happen and when i think about my personal experience through the pandemic first thing out of the gate when we were still in lockdown because we did have a five week walk down here in new zealand working with an organization called culture app. Who'd he may or may not be aware of and they asked us to help them provide remote facilitation training to their multi thousands of customers. And i think that we ended up training about six hundred of their customers over about five or six weeks at how to not just pick up meetings that used to be held in four walls and transport them into the virtual world. But what the opportunity is to rethink how we have meetings why we have meetings how we can encourage more participation how it can use great tools. Like zoom in the breakout functionality. For example to give people a voice in the way they haven't had before in the way that most meetings are held as Information dump or a sense making opportunity by the highest paid person to actually spew their ideas into the center but not really want to get anything back so that's one example of in the early stages.
"eleventh grade" Discussed on The God and Gigs Show
"Not going to be long. I am set on it. Put in that sphere atmosphere. Yup so yeah. That was the moment. That's where it started by going from creative writer to journalism was a big long journey. But i remember being in the tenth eleventh grade. And i thought i was going to be an industrial engineer. Because that's where my fa- that's the profession of many people in my family up until december eight th grade. I was really good at math and science. I kind of feel like this weird like was moving ways because at one point i was very nerdy in math and science like i was. I was good. Not being overly confident. I'm not like pumping my hope. I was i was and i was gonna work. My state tests were good i. The percentages were good. I got scholarships and things. Something happened between all the moves in my life. Where words came back into my life and then math and science kind of flip to the back and i started going through different careers that i could take and i remember going like i got into a journalism class just out of boredom and eleventh grade on high school was interesting for me and i remember how to moment with a prophet where i started thinking journalism. And he said yeah. That's what god wants you to do. And i will give you this disc glimpse. He said. I don't remember a lot about the prophecy. But he said he's gonna use your radio is gonna use your newspapers. He's gonna use your magazines in gonna use you in tv. Those are the four things that i remember. Don't remember a lot more. Those are still very specific. Lewis yes but i will. This is even freak gear for me. 'cause i'm only thirty five so for me i still have a world ahead of me and there's so much that i want accomplish the other day it's been eleven years since i graduated college by the way so imagine so. It was a prophecy then. All of college then. Now it's been eleven years. I remember the other day. I sat down and i was kind of going through my my history. A little by professional history analysis. Like i've been in a newspaper. I've been featuring a newspaper featuring a magazine that happened last year. I had my radio show for two years and shoe years ago. now let's featured on tv not the way. I thought it would happen when i graduated college. A but the certainly happened. That stopped me in my trucks. One because it goes. It showed me the importance. Of having flexibility of the how of god god gives you the what but the how is up to him in a lot of people. If i can speak to the creatives now. I hurt for them. Because they're stuck on the how this is music. I gotta make this stuff. I gotta right. This is gotta promote on social media. This is who i need to talk to. This is how i'm gonna make it. And i remember jerry. Lorenzo actually spoke about this in an interview. I forgot with who. I'm come back with that. But the how is up to god all we have to believe i have faith for is the white and i had not realized. And then going back to your. Your faith is fed from like looking back like when you look at your face day. It should be fed from what you've seen god during the past it can be fed from the future. Because that's what you're believing for or when you want to increase your so..
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Overtime with Paul Carcaterra
"That's a tough She always taught me to really just coal myself to a high standard No matter what that was To be truthful to be honest and after that everything would this kind of vom place so young That's a that's a tough question. So sometimes i ask tough questions. I guess but i get great answers from you. I guess i'll i'll push even farther like she's from trinidad right. Yeah so how would you growing up embrace. I guess her customs or her culture. Yeah And like you know what So her parents migrated over from trinidad tobago and She would always just like they were all very kind giving very Despite very happy to to be even having a chance at at a different life so like ours is always very grateful. For what i i was able to do. And and she definitely laid into me. Pretty good that No matter what your circumstances are at the end of the day there there are a lot better than a lot of other people in the rest of the world. So i think that's a great outlook for for everyone. And you know when i when i spoke to you offline i could just tell like your mom has had such a huge impact on your life and she's raised an amazing young man. I have to ask you this like because of your experience and who you are at your core like what are ways you think. The lacrosse world can do things better in regards to be more accepting to all people and educating people so that is who the lacrosse world is at. Its core yemen. Like i really believe that someone should be judged on their character and their actions and not based on skin color And so. I really do believe that if people will be able to just see everyone at as human beings though the cross world is just gonna keep rising antuna diversify even more and And at the end the day it is what needs to happen for the cross crossroads in and i really do think that the lacrosse walls full of people that want to make that happen. So i'm very excited for the future of across when i was crafting this podcast like i was thinking about moments in time in your life where like major decisions had to be made was when you almost quit the sport and eleventh grade..
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Halfway There | Christian Testimonies | Spiritual Formation, Growth, and Personal Experiences with God
"That and probably what makes made it hard for me as i'm what i'm a career counselor called me. A swiss army knife said the you the guy that you want to take with you on a camping trip or you know entrepreneurially when you're starting a new business or starting a new church you've got like all these gifts that are great. Would most of your tools are not ones that you'd want to use repetitively you know. You don't wanna use the screwdriver on a swiss army knife. If you're an electrician right if you're a handyman. Just need a tool that can help them in a pinch to do a lot of things. Army knife is perfect. And so i think because i can do a lot of things i can do. The analytics is good at math. You know i. I could have been a math major. I considered at least during a math minor. The hours just didn't work out to get that done as well as some of the other programs. That i was doing so i can do that stuff and i'm pretty good at it and i enjoy strategy. Bet the creative thing. I think it was probably not encouraged in my family beyond. Just take music and you're a good musician. And they encourage the taking of lessons by kind of even burned out on it in high school. I started at a young age. I started taking music lessons. When i was in second grade and by the time i hit eleventh grade like i don't have the that desire that i saw some of my peers. Had i had peers. Who went on to go to cincinnati conservatory and some of the talk Music schools in the country and like have that drive. I'm good music. I don't really care. So i think i didn't. I wasn't around people that could see that side of me. And i think maybe one of the places that came out was the first mentor i had. After i left boeing. I went and worked my local church for year. Before i moved to denver and the pastor there in doug pratt. He saw something in me. He's the one who challenged me to try speaking. Even though i had bowed and college never gonna speak in public again. He said. I think you gotta try it and if it doesn't go well i'm there to back you up. I'll take over. You never have to do it again. That's want you to try it. Would you be willing to just try and turned out. I did well. I wasn't great at that point. But i ended up. You know when does seminary preaching. And i've spoken all over the country and thousands of people and i enjoy it. I don't do all the time. But he saw something in me said phil. I want you every week to set aside time on your calendar for brainstorming. I want you to use those creative muscles. He was the first person that really empowered me to say. This is something that you're good at. And i want you to spend time doing it. And that probably began the process of opening my brain to benson abilities here. I enjoy this. The ideas can really start to flow not necessarily like in the music space at that point. That was more toward the end of my time. With caleb project working there in denver i went and got a masters at colorado christian university. Now studying with larry crab and dan allender in working with them. I began to see that..
"eleventh grade" Discussed on The Social Work Routes Podcast
"Know the whole the whole way how it gets to study this monster. Although i was first in school focused on as science and physics and chemistry and all that in the bachelor economics cuts to gender. Diversity is interesting especially because we're on the podcast at about social work. So i did make long round get to engage in this area in continue more than afterwards. So would you like to talk. A little. Bit about your. How you got from romania romania to berlin. Maybe even what. You're romanian identity means to you. Yes so i was reflecting before we had our talk i was reflecting about. You know my first encounters with let's say the outside world outside of romania. I think in even transylvania and it's it's amazing how you know going back into childhood. I remember that Foreigners especially out of the the west coming we we have the house and my grandma and my mom or i grew up is at a street in. I remember how they would throw candies outside of the the cars end Yeah wave to us and we were so excited like oh there comes. We had a feeling of calm. Santa claus thing. Were honored of. You know having candies in looking back and thinking there was such little contact. We were privileged to have some friends that my grandma helped overdoing the communist him over the borders so because Yeah part of their family had german ancestors so they flew. They fled to germany. They didn't fly. They fled to germany and it was an important resistance episode in my life through through grandma because we would hear stories how she was called at the police station and being as what she knew about that and so and so so this resistance definitely kept them pretty in contact with each other and connected and Yeah they were always wait for that. My grandma helped them and so they would always send you know. They tried to make it in physical recognition in presents. Send us you know closing. They wouldn't wear anymore. I even remember make for my mom or coffee in stuff like that so it was such a you know for them. It was really a sisterhood. Between this friend of my grandma and my grandma in we were also very excited. It was may be the most important moment in zero. We would get one or two packages from them. This is how we would call them. But now when i think back it was so it was so limited on giving some donations basically and little about finding out what their struggles were how they adapted. They were expected to re adapt as germans. They grew up in romania. They were you know socialize. Their socializing a different political system. Everything else. That was not germany. So i never ever got to find out you know all these things or to hear from them for example. Let's help jonah come study you are my sister which was older or you know giving a chance on another level and i really no. I'm sure they wanted to share with us. Some of their wealth. But i got then afterwards to think about what is actually you know real sharing of chances if you come so far power and and reflecting on you know what is exactly progress in. How do you help the other ones. Once you made it at some point where you wanted to be freer or you know in this example outside of the communist political system and this definitely was the first episode. I remember from my you know. Reflection of own nationality in what is better and what is no less. End this worth Reflections all that so always growing up into ming. It was going to germany. You'll get to if you get to german. You get to kind of like in the first year. I went there in the eleventh grade when i was shortcut in school it was basically shock for me. It was a year what i would live at the guest family. This sally call and in these exchange it was not really an exchange program it was a stipend more or less and the way it was perceived by this german family in their kids the way it was perceived in school me and another ecuadorian girl. Were the only foreigners ethical jan quoted. You know so. We were really sometimes treated really as aliens or token is one hundred percent everything. I would do everything i would say. My added job personality would be. This is romanians. Must be like so this limitation on your your nation. Sodded to really you know. Bother me at that point thinking what else am i. Besides my passport in my nationality which brings global level brings several privileges. But also in that context. Suddenly i was not anymore though white privileged middle class woman that i would be romania. I was strange foreigner. That's you know not to be taken serious exotic in. I don't know how so. Yeah i remember even talks with my guest family. They were saying it would asking me. This was two thousand five. So do you still have electricity call blackouts way. You don't have electricity and you have something else. Besides radio i was looking at. I was looking them as you are you. Don't you need an update. You need to travel again to see you know how we live. Wow that that's quite a so so what's your first first time of feeling that that sense of being an outsider than when you went to germany. Yes yes i definitely then. Then i then i thought about other moments you know where we it's so we will come back to this subject again because it is definite deep a thing that connects a lot of my experiences on. But then i started. Once i was first in germany. Living there and going at school. I realized how people easily can focus on what we have in common or can focus on what separates us in what we don't have in common and can highlight that. And then i remembered how you know and being in school in romania was difficult because from the fifth to the eighth grade. We were kids. You know i was commuting. I was doing this sacrifice. My situation is also my parents also moneywise and schedule wise. It was much more stressful than all the other kids to go in another city in the bigger city that had the german school because german schools are still thinking especially in transylvania eucharist but it was a big sacrifice to make so i never was accepted. I was often called or the like my hometown. Although we wouldn't divine another town so they would definitely not try to point out. You're not from the city. And somehow i you know when over it over over achieved stuff. I tried to show that. I'm worth of you know belonging that's why i always tried to be first in class in on the edge to yeah compensated that probably and then realize being in germany. It's the same mechanism like it's totally.
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Kar Dishin' It : All Things Kardashian
"It's your hair tomorrow owes courtney. Do you have an appointment to have your hair fixed tomorrow. It's so rough i love. I love baby courtney. Look at her with his blonde hair. Gosh yeah she said. I was in high school for just a month. I think i was in eleventh grade. I and then she said i'm just brown haired girl at suits me. I like my dark brown hair. Oh my god it's this. It is like this. It's actually very similar to the crazy yellow. i did. But i don't think that that's what she was trying to trying to be a blonde beauty in just in work for her. Oh i love it though because it it does. I don't know the guy staying last week. there is edginess two courtney. Because she can't be blonde like she's not gonna fit in the same way. That kim can make blonde eappen granted. I think this is more of a this issue was a teenager. Dying their own hair or some yes. That's what it looks like where it just turns into like this really like kind of rahman noodle like it. I've had it. I've had that exact hair where you've just killed your hair and it just is like this limp dead thing hanging off your head also. Why were they filming this. I don't know that's what it was weird to me. That look like not home video camera that looked like tv camera footage but yeah but she's a little baby girl. I mean maybe there was some other. Maybe there's a long buried show the none of us knew about. I just love a mom being like. Are we going to fix that tomorrow. We'll fix your hair tomorrow right. It's so funny. How mom's really take their children's look so personal. Oh my gosh. It's the complexity of mother daughter relationships and like the conversation around like yeah like every piece of expression and looks like it is. I'm sure there are many many great books about it because it is so complex..
"eleventh grade" Discussed on JO Radio Live
"Important as you hold onto that dream moments when you're going to doubt yourself rough times are gonna come but they have not come to stay. They have come to pass. It's very important for you to know that. Don't say i'm having a bad day sam having a character building day. It's very important for you to believe that you are the one to make this happen. I remember this high school teacher. Mr lura washington at the end of school one june. It was just a few days before we were supposed to leave. And i just got my report card. And it indicated that fail history. And i'd fairly english and i would have to go to summer school and i was feeling within myself that i was a failure that i'm slower than most people and getting paperwork and and i was feeling down on myself and and very negative and mr washington was giving a speech to the graduating seniors. I was in eleventh grade. And even though i wasn't supposed to be in there i went in there. Because the speech he was giving that speech whilst for me and as he talked no heart began to beat fast. Tears begin to run by my eyes. And i was in the back just listening to him because he said he was a very dramatic man. I still talk to him to this day. He said as graduating seniors booker. t. washington high school. I want you to know that you are blessed and highly favored. And that as you go to the future began to know that you have great this within you and if one of you here began to envision yourselves as being blessed in highly favored to reach your goals if just one of you capture the essence of what that means that you have great this within you and responsibility to manifest that great this that you could make your parents proud. You can make your school proud. You can touch millions of people's lives and the world will never be the same mcginn because you came this way and the students gave him a rousing standing ovation and as he left the auditorium. I ran down the steps. And i caught him in the parking lot said mr washington he said yes i said. Do you remember me sir. He said no. I said my name. Is leslie brown. My mother she works in the cafeteria. Here i'm wondering twins leslie. Wesley precipitous washington. But you know. I got these big. I like talking to people. I love people have said. I want to work with people. I got this bima behind. My momma home could not do that mr washington. He said it's possible. Mr brown and as he walked away i call him again. I said mr washington he said what are you want now. I said i'm the one sir i said. What do you remember these there..
"eleventh grade" Discussed on The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
"That was great semester. So like what the hell were they doing. Then you know that would have been a great time to intervene. Might amid a difference. They waited until the grades really matter during till they had the timing could pay. Attention really noticed what was going on but i was a bright kid. There's no reason. I should be getting in math. I just wasn't. I didn't care so i think i engaged in risk early then by the time i started to get some self efficacy. Some good feeling out of doing well in school by that time when my friends were now drinking in tenth grade eleventh grade and like this on the weekend. I'm like you know. I done that before you get that in sixth grade. I did that in seventh grade. I need to do that anymore. So i was getting more fulfillment not out of drinking out of doing well in my classes and knowing that i was going to be a doctor and that at that time that i was going to go on and have a good career and i was lucky but and i did see people again in college. Who'd never done that. Seven high school may got sort of unleashed in college in a win. A little Ben difference in how we raise our kids. I think that if you raise your kid like you could never do this. And you got rid of it and i'm gonna punish you severely if you do this then you had kids who often go off to college. They're like all right. Let it roll. Baby diane get out there and do it. But i think that for those kids whose parents talk with him about this stuff. Don't they're not authoritarian. But there are tatum. They say listen. I understand a lot of kids. Do these things and we understand this happens. I want to tell you this isn't good for you. I want to tell you that if you go out and get drunk i don't you driving home. I will always come pick you up. And we'll have a talk about the next morning but there may be consequences but i am. I am i. I would much rather know than not know. And we're going to work this out together and i would like to wait as long as possible because right now you drink at thirteen or fifteen or seventeen do much more damage to your brain and your future than you do if you drink at twenty five and we know that if you don't drink.
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond
"No i didn't So we played as kids scott and would would play and then he kept up with it through high school. And i didn't so i would play hockey and sometimes basketball during the winter and i didn't pick up curling again until Till university when my roommate needed a player. So for me. I i would have been watching all this and but that's nothing too exciting in the life of a fifteen year old sean. I don't think it's going so i was My first year grad school at university of minnesota was curling at the saint. Paul club at the time. And actually it was really hard back then to watch curling 'cause it's like pre internet streaming on. There is no curling on us tv. So i have a weird dead zone of watching curling from two thousand two thousand five so I think this actually the first time. I saw this game but i kind of knew it for the for the final The last couple of showers kind of famous back then. I was a junior in high school so it was. When i was in eleventh grade so one year ahead of ahead of shine and at the time i was obsessed with college basketball and in february of two thousand one. I was on my high school's academic team and we were. We were two thousand one oklahoma state quiz bowl champions man right. You'll have the state championship ring. It's in it's in the closet next to where we're recording right now. But i still have the thing all right so staint. Yeah going back to two thousand one. The year in sports kind of in two thousand and one Earlier earlier in the year Just after new year Oklahoma beat florida state to win the national championships. That was a big deal. Where where i was going to high school there in oklahoma The ravens beat the giants in one of the most unremarkable. Super bowls possibly ever. Everyone knew it was going. In fact i knew it was going to be so boring. I actually went to a movie during the super bowl even as a sport. Success high schooler. I went and watched a movie rather than watch this game Probably the most significant sports thing to happen in the first half of two thousand one was the death of dale earnhardt in effect that happened during this tournament on eighteenth on the last lap of the daytona five hundred. Dale earnhardt passing away. I'd still. I still remember where i was when i when i heard that he had passed. You guys remember where you were. Dale earnhardt died or is that kind of a southern thing to ask people. Where were you. When you found out dylan art.
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Wealth Academy Podcast - Wealth Is More Than Just Moneyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/paullawrencevann
"Believe the prevailing financial advice that we've all heard for. Here's has done a huge disservice by not at least sharing this option with absolutely tell you it goes back to what you said earlier about that financial literacy aspect often time not being given a provided as an option school. And my son. He's an eighth grade. Of course his financial Program just started. Which i think is good. That's very good whereas with my daughter. She's an eleventh grade. They didn't have it when she was in eighth grade. So yeah that was part of it. Get it in the fact that you are promoting that within the school districts in your area is huge because it is such. I've seen that comment from so many people like why don't were. We all have to build for our own futures. Nobody's taking care of us any that's right and with covert nineteen. That is exactly what's happened. We to own and people don't learn about it so therefore many people are just consume consume. What was happening now and so. It's not only like what to do with the money but it's is there a more efficient way to use it and that's where this that's where this comes in but if people can start asking the questions which i love your show because you get into so many of these things stack so a person. Let's say for example. They have a ira and they wanted to take that money and put it into policy itself. Well they're actually gonna come out so much further ahead by doing that. they could. They could have could. That's exactly why when you sit down with a practitioner again. I am not a financial planner. And i don't sell these disclaimer disclaimer. Right yes no. I don't i don't sell these policies. I people what they need to look for and how to work with the right person what what to ask. But to the extent the let's look at all the assets and where could the funding come from. And if you look ten twenty thirty forty years down the road through supports you as far as what your goals are not just in retirement but along the way to retirement and it might make sense. I've seen it recommended that people just roll over a little bit each year. Put it all in at once a little bit each year to manage your tax hit because taking it out of the ira would be attacks and exactly. That's been angry true. Yeah but if you can start building it and and Set it up in a way that works for you so that your long term picture is far more guaranteed far more control or stable more stability And it provides you a component that can be tax free component to your ultimate retirement income..
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"Yeah that with a little out there. Did you hear about the in cleveland. They have a the first of its kind of. They're going to have a school. I can't believe it's the first of its kind in like in the nation but for lgbt students. And so right now. It's it's mostly remote right and they're looking to do hybrid classes in the future. But it's it's located near their lgbt center in cleveland and they're offering classes for lgbtq plus students They tried something like this in chicago. A few years ago but You know the this around was like it's not gonna happen. Wow wow wonderful when it's called the school of one To me i'm like well. Doesn't that sound like home. Just homeschooling yeah. I guess they have a different versions of the school of one hundred percent. Sure of what's going on what's going on with that. I would be school at sixty nine. But i'm sure i'm sure that the What do you call it. The the drama department there or performance art is going to be fantastic. We certainly you know they're going to be some fierce lip syncs for their lives and You know when you're home schooling Resources are tough. You have to be your own. Bully yourself into your own your own closet but you know. I was home schooled for by choice from fourth fifth and sixth grade. And i also dropped out of high school in the eleventh grade and got my bachelor's and master's degree your high school. Ged and went to college. Yeah so you know for people out there who have been thinking about putting their kids in home schooling or schooling them selves are. There's a lot amazing resources. And it's certainly something that's that can be really great to give a child Ability to grow as a person and discover themselves you know children need like alone time to explore their minds and yeah fell so you've had such an interesting life. I mean you share anecdotes over the years about your child. Your amazing wonderful mother and growing up. Are you ever going to write a book. Are you ever going to write your story surly. I actually been thinking about that actually it's updating part of. It is like when you when you are your own publisher. You have an idiot for an author and save collaborate with some people. That'll be something..
"eleventh grade" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"Classes for lgbtq plus students They tried something like this in chicago. A few years ago but You know the this around was like it's not gonna happen. Wow wow wonderful when it's called the school of one Which to me. I'm like well. Doesn't that sound like home. Just homeschooling yeah. I guess they have a different versions of the school of one hundred percent. Sure of what's going. What's going on with that. I would be school at sixty nine. But i'm sure i'm sure that the What do you call it. The the drama department there or performance art is going to be fantastic. We certainly you know they're going to be some fierce lip syncs for their lives and You know when you're home schooling Resources are tough. You have to be your own. Bully yourself into your own your own closet but you know. I was home schooled for by choice from fourth fifth and sixth grade. And i also dropped out of high school in the eleventh grade and got my bachelor's and master's degree your high school. Ged and went to college. Yeah so you know for people out there who have been thinking about putting their kids in home schooling or schooling them selves are. There's a lot amazing resources. And it's certainly something that's that can be really great to give a child Ability to grow as a person and discover themselves you know children need like alone time to explore their minds and yeah fell so you've had such an interesting life. I mean you share anecdotes over the years about your child. Your amazing wonderful mother and growing up. Are you ever going to write a book. Are you ever going to write your story surly. I actually been thinking about that actually Updating part of it is like when you when you are your own publisher you have an idiot for an author and save collaborate with some people. That'll be something. I would like to definitely right about and certainly i feel like the story is still being written like i don't. I don't feel like we figured out where this podcast experiment is gonna go right. But i feel like earth a kit. She basically wrote her memoirs like fifteen time through her life and just kept adding chatter so confections of a sex kitten and tuesday's child and diary of a yellow ago and like earth kit. My life is all the same book basically just with new material. And you know she. She made good money from it. So it certainly like olympia. I would love to do i just at this point. It's not something that i'm Able to do yet but because my where my career is. I would like to make a book that a publisher will want to work with me and make a book worth reading right so i don't wanna be you know we we here in the podcast we received so many memoirs and books that are not good And so i just don't want to add to the noise that i myself am a recipient of most of the time but wasted amazing book that we just receive about the the. I guess it's the history of gay bars and how they've changed in the last fifty years and so we're gonna be Taking a show about that in the coming weeks it's really really fascinating from a firsthand account..
The Power of La La Anthony
"PLA Anthony Welcome to the show so. How are you guys doing? Don't? Talk to you. So, people. Know, you got your start in radio at the age of just sixteen t talked to us about your journey I like to go to eleventh grade and I was just so until with this radio station and then went to an event they were having enormous like saw some interns like hanging posters with something that the Wu Tang clan was doing and I was like this could be really cool. So I applied for the program NASA I got him but I didn't really have a plan I just knew I. Love Music and my love for music has taken me where to where I'm at now I got somebody who has dj big. Fan You want not held it down. But it's been incredible to see your acting career just flourish and you play the character of dom on most recent season of the shy conduit for the money I, do it for the culture talk to us about what it was like to play. And get into that character shirish doubt I love lean away. She's amazing for our culture and she was like I might have something for you on which to come in addition and I was like I can't mess this up like I wanna be on the shy and I got the role of dom which I love because she's so different from leaky show empowered dom as a chef that's an entrepreneur and trying to get their business off of. The ground and really focused into keeping 'em it on point so they can build this amazing business together. So I think it was a great transition into go from working with great creators like Courtney Kemp and fifty to now be on the Lena and her crew has been just an incredible transition and so there and you've been acting in so many different types of roles for over ten years I'm curious like what type of role do you hope comes next I'm always looking for relieve rooted and grounded stories just stories that matter to us. Our culture stories that we can relate to stories that people aren't telling I'm attracted to that kind of material, which is why I'm also producing house well, because the great thing about producing, find your own material and bring it to life you're working on a new project that gives a behind the scenes. Look at the NFL. Tell us a bit about this new series and why you wanted to be involved. So fifty were executive producing together the book that we read that we love and it's more about like what goes on behind The scenes with sports, but it's mostly about the women. So many women just give up their own lives just to be there for their partner, who's an athlete losing sports, and what happens when you like I have my own life and I want to do my own thing and what effect does that have, but it gets really grimy and gritty in real and obviously you know sports and athletics or something you know I know a lot about so I was able to really give some of my stories and really gives some real. Really exciting content to the show. So we're excited we're excited to hopefully be in production really soon and get that oven going you're also working on. Producing Story About Sin Toya Brown long you know young woman who killed a man in self defense sixteen was tried as an adult given a life sentence was then finally offered clemency last year. Why was it so important to you to make sure that this story was told that just such a powerful story and I had been tracking it for a while and watching toys interviews and just what happened to her from young growth? Donau. Moe's fascinated at like what? Was Your Life like that. took you down these paths and then her completely changing her life and finding God and becoming the spokesperson for young girls and sex trafficking. I thought it was amazing. So that's something we're so excited about and wanted to be so careful with because now we're telling someone's life story. You don't WanNa, take it lightly or take that for granted art. So power was truly one of my favorite shows I've talked to breathe way too much. I still found myself wondering what carers from the show would do if they existed in the real world. So We'd love it if you could just indulge us in a little bit of a game. Okay. We're GONNA throw out a scenario and you tell us which character from power best fits the situation. All right. Okay. So we all know that Joe Biden made good on his promise to choose a woman to be his running mate. On the democratic. Ticket but we want to know which female character on power would have made a better choice as a running mate. Okay. So You already know off the top of the dump quick witted she's smart. She knows the system how to get through the system I. think he'd be a great running Angelo for sure I mean she kinda got caught up by the system that numerous through it and she knows the law whether she was part of breaking the law or not. She knows the law. So I think she would have been great. All, right. Second Question. So none of the men on power were necessarily winning awards in the a good boyfriend healthy relationships department lynch two men from power. Do you think could go head to head in a horrible boyfriends verses? Who would you like to see? I think draze caring. There was a horrible boyfriend who said the daughter the always mentioned that he didn't care what happened. Durham mom probably ghost I don't love how he handled the situation between you know Tasha Angela and how he did that I wouldn't say Tommy 'cause. You did kill Holly. You're right. Maybe that's what I was gonNA. Relationship you've really love Kisha and things that he would have never heard. Anything to protector. So he might not have been the ideal boyfriend, but I think he was getting to a place where he was really trying to eat. Better. But he did last gopher. No
The Power of La La Anthony
"PLA Anthony Welcome to the show so. How are you guys doing? Don't? Talk to you. So, people. Know, you got your start in radio at the age of just sixteen t talked to us about your journey I like to go to eleventh grade and I was just so until with this radio station and then went to an event they were having enormous like saw some interns like hanging posters with something that the Wu Tang clan was doing and I was like this could be really cool. So I applied for the program NASA I got him but I didn't really have a plan I just knew I. Love Music and my love for music has taken me where to where I'm at now I got somebody who has dj big. Fan You want not held it down. But it's been incredible to see your acting career just flourish and you play the character of dom on most recent season of the shy conduit for the money I, do it for the culture talk to us about what it was like to play. And get into that character shirish doubt I love lean away. She's amazing for our culture and she was like I might have something for you on which to come in addition and I was like I can't mess this up like I wanna be on the shy and I got the role of dom which I love because she's so different from leaky show empowered dom as a chef that's an entrepreneur and trying to get their business off of. The ground and really focused into keeping 'em it on point so they can build this amazing business together. So I think it was a great transition into go from working with great creators like Courtney Kemp and fifty to now be on the Lena and her crew has been just an incredible transition and so there and you've been acting in so many different types of roles for over ten years I'm curious like what type of role do you hope comes next I'm always looking for relieve rooted and grounded stories just stories that matter to us. Our culture stories that we can relate to stories that people aren't telling I'm attracted to that kind of material, which is why I'm also producing house well, because the great thing about producing, find your own material and bring it to life you're working on a new project that gives a behind the scenes. Look at the NFL. Tell us a bit about this new series and why you wanted to be involved. So fifty were executive producing together the book that we read that we love and it's more about like what goes on behind The scenes with sports, but it's mostly about the women. So many women just give up their own lives just to be there for their partner, who's an athlete losing sports, and what happens when you like I have my own life and I want to do my own thing and what effect does that have, but it gets really grimy and gritty in real and obviously you know sports and athletics or something you know I know a lot about so I was able to really give some of my stories and really gives some real. Really exciting content to the show. So we're excited we're excited to hopefully be in production really soon and get that oven going you're also working on. Producing Story About Sin Toya Brown long you know young woman who killed a man in self defense sixteen was tried as an adult given a life sentence was then finally offered clemency last year. Why was it so important to you to make sure that this story was told that just such a powerful story and I had been tracking it for a while and watching toys interviews and just what happened to her from young growth? Donau. Moe's fascinated at like what? Was Your Life like that. took you down these paths and then her completely changing her life and finding God and becoming the spokesperson for young girls and sex trafficking. I thought it was amazing. So that's something we're so excited about and wanted to be so careful with because now we're telling someone's life story. You don't WanNa, take it lightly or take that for granted art.
#19 James Noll The Teacher Author Musician - burst 01
"Trying out short stories always your first story when you I mean not so much the first one that you can. Write maintenance sixteen and Seventeen I was reading science fiction I. there's a there's a story called repent Harlequin said the tiktok man by Harlan Ellison and it was in one of those you know world's greatest science fiction's nineteen, sixty, six, nineteen, Sixty, seven is a collection. And I would read those things back and forth I just loved them. I remember sitting in bed. Reading that story again but TIKTOK man story and I thought I could probably do something like this and And went downstairs and got on the Family Commodore Amiga. which had at that point had been just used for defender of the crown and there was you know a pre wordpress or not were pressed but a pre word program that we had on there and I sat down and wrote a story and it was a science fiction story it was absolutely horrible. It was something about trying to be. Satirical without even knowing satire was at that point is trying to be funny without really having a sense of irony or I had it but I didn't know how to portray it online on on the page. Yeah. and I. Remember. It took it took me a couple of hours and finished it. brought. To my girlfriend at the time I said, hey read this she looked at it. She read it kind of is like, what are you like you should keep trying? All right. At least you didn't say stop. Yeah Yeah exactly. Yeah. It was very nice her was there someone in your family because I mean getting into English and you're talking about some of the books that you read and then into writing? was there someone in your family that? Product you towards. Your joy for reading. Would you even define it as a joy for reading because absolute our devour books? Yep well, maybe not as fast as some people but yeah, I am constantly reading Yeah my mother she she got me into reading very very early I I. What I finally decoded everything figured it out. I, brought a stack of my. You know my doctor seuss books down to her while she was watching the. Cable Net. So I think and just started reading to her out loud and and from that point on there was always a there's always book around it was something that I could always retreat to I didn't know it at the time but just personality wise I'm fairly introverted doesn't mean that I don't like people just means I need to have some alone time and that's where I would get it. I could go home. I'd read a Stephen King Book Re. Short Stories I. Got Into. A. Clockwork. Orange. And all those dystopia novels and you could use that to kind of relax and recharge by between her and my brother. My brother was the one who also use like, Hey, you should read this your one flew over the CUCKOO's nest. Now here's a coke orange like I said, hey, did you get the new Stephen King? They would just feed me stuff and then you know there's All over the house and so I just had my pick I just walk around and you know. GonNa re I didn't know Stephen King wrote four books. You pick that one up and move on from there and then start developing your own tastes and and move on. I think you might mention of it. What was your first piece of writing that you handed into someone besides your girlfriend for a critique? That was junior year. and we're supposed to write a fictional story I ended up fictionalized event that. You know that we want to up at my mother's Relatives House up in Jersey and that crashed and burned really really. Well, it's. I was I was up against another kid in class meaning we we've been partners. and. He wrote this amazing piece of course and then and he wrote I of course to read his out loud and then I read mine and it was just frigates. Suddenly found in this as well But he you know go ahead go ahead. Well I. got the feedback that that at the time. I needed you know. Every writer when they go into writing for the first time especially that age you don't know what revision means you don't know really what constructive feedback means, and so that's that's what the teacher is trying to say look it's not going to be perfect. The first time this is a rough draft, and so you get the positive stuff in the negative stuff and you go back and Redo it and I I went back and wrote a different story instead because I was embarrassed and I didn't know how to you know handle that particular situation. But I I, I, put it through three or four drafts, and then my teacher was like, yeah, that's what I'm talking about it. That's that's how you do it, and so you learn from those particular situations. How is your your balance of confidence with your writing even though it needed Some revision is standing there in reading in front of your your classmates, the confidence. Could did you have a balanced with that because personally I remember my first year university might first communications class in my knees were shaking and I was scared forty people in the class I looked at my communication Susan. Shut up. Even. Though I had a paper here in front of me. How was your balance with that? Probably. Mighty pen. Yeah, exactly you know naked in front of the class. Yeah well, that's that's exactly I. I. Don't know if if my voice was shaking, my knees were knocking at that point I? Do Remember one of the things I was trying to make sound. Funny. Did Not come off as funny. and there is just silence and it was that the that feeling in the pit of your stomach in front of your, you know this is an advanced English class eleventh grade and. I was like Oh man I blew it. You know from that point on he's going to. And finishes. Waiting for you to be over. And there's been plenty of those moments too. Yeah exactly especially following the other guy who? It was he was I. think he ended up being the Valedictorian and just he just knew what he was doing at an early age You know. There wasn't any ever like any jealousy of my my half. I was just always like man he's so much better. But that takes humility right like just to say no. That guy's talented. Suppose just recognizing it. Yeah. Recognizing I mean acknowledged that wow, that guy's talented I have some ways to go. Yeah and Also. Just being a nice person but also I think. It wasn't a secret how good he was everybody knew that because he was he was killing across all of the subjects and it was just one of those things I have no idea where this guy came from it he's amazing. and I think he had transferred over freshman year so we didn't know. Nobody knew who why non horses exactly. Wow. You're awesome in everybody's Askar you. Just for you just to realize, okay, you gotta work on it a little bit more and then you'll succeed. Yeah that's why people like that exist. It's it's. A It's what gives you drive sometimes I. I gotta hit that level. So after university, what was your? What was your mission? I was a drummer and punk rock bands and we were touring up and down the east coast playing basements in bars and small clubs, and we recorded a whole bunch of albums and that was what we were trying to do. I did that for about three and a half four years? Yeah. Yeah Absolutely yeah. It in me see in. One of the band's had a few in there even though I did not play guitar if I got a base and I kind of plunked around and figure out what the notes were and showed it to the guys who knew better than me and we fashion. A song out of that, I could I could yell scream. Or sorry y'all sing. With some sort of melody in there, some sort of harmony. Another band was I started getting more confident. Now is a fifty percent songwriter with that group. and then you know, 'cause you hop around from band abandoning. You know they last a year or two so that there was another band you know those those I who were punk rock ish or just rock bands then got into like an old country band where I was a one third singing partner in writing partner. After that, I got kind of got tired of of writing and I just WANNA play drums. I played A. Backup not. WanNa sing right now I, just want to play drums. I'm already doing five things at once and adding in their six so. Let. Me just play drums but yeah, it was it was a Lotta Fun. How much will even bringing up the confidence level? How much was that good for you to be on stage? I mean. Did that add
Fauci Warns Of Opening Schools Too Soon
"U. S. officials are publicly debating whether and how to open schools this fall the testimony of doctor Anthony Fauci is to be careful conditions around September will be far from ideal the idea of having treatments available or a vaccine to facilitate the reentry of students into the fall term would be something that would be a bit of a bridge too far which leaves this leading voice on the coronavirus task force warning the testing and social distancing are the best weapons available don't use word of caution was contradicted by the president to me it's not an acceptable answer who said this week that states should push ahead I think you should absolutely open the schools our country's got to get back and it's got to get back as soon as possible and I don't consider a country coming back to the schools are closed now late yesterday the centers for disease control put out a checklist to help schools decide whether to re open now whenever they do that will students be ready after months at home David Greene learned that this question is very much on the minds of their teachers I want to introduce you to Ashley basin she teaches eleventh grade English at Dunbar high a public school in Baltimore Maryland she was really worried that remote learning just wouldn't work for all of her students some weren't logging into class from home knowing then equities present within our education system and knowing that all my students did not have devices that hold that they use I just spoke to said there was going to be that slide now her school did jump into action they got laptops to students who needed them but still she knows it's going to be tough when she's finally back in the classroom there will be students who you know are at all different places so we will have to do a lot of work just to make sure that everyone is learning at a pace that is appropriate for them but that also does not increase the achievement gap between them and their years so this isn't entirely new right teachers expected drop off in academic performance every summer the so called summer slide but this pandemic will mean months more out of the classroom some researchers are calling this the covert nineteen slide and we'll talk to one of them in a few minutes but first one more personal take because this is something confronting so many teachers at all levels robin Nelson teaches first grade in Florida she's been trying to keep a routine she starts each day with her first grade students on a screen at eight thirty a lot of them are you know getting up in the morning and you will get the sleepy head of hair and the you know jammies and the students hear a recording of the morning announcements and the pledge of allegiance and then she sent them off for a day of remote learning robin Nelson school or take elementary in Jacksonville serves a good number of families who struggle to get by I work at a title one school so we have a lot of kids that are socio economically challenged it in some ways the parents this is been plopped in their lap if they're out of work then they're probably more involved than they may have been before with their job the ones that are juggling a job and the kids and possibly multiple kids and I don't know which is harder the stress of being unemployed and try and make do or being employed in trying to juggle everything on top of that no Nelson has stayed optimistic so far she thinks most of her students maybe eighty percent have kept up her biggest concern right now is for students who speak Spanish at home English is their second language and their parents may have trouble supporting them I speak a little Spanish you know enough to get me in trouble and the kids are okay with my level of Spanish but for me to communicate sufficiently with the parents to help the kids it's kind of a it's definitely a blockade we're gonna have a summer school for our kids that are learning English but I don't know if we're gonna have the support like we do now so I think it's the kids that are trying to learn English on top of everything else they're trying to do in school they may have the biggest struggle and I just think about it we're talking about kids who are in first grade you know months away from consistently using English in the classroom I mean how much might they be set back that that's it's gonna be a challenge we've got the resources out there but I would not be surprised if there's a bigger slide with them I think it's hard on my end too I was hoping that we would have the end of the year testing and yes it would be ideal but it would give me at least a gauge of how much this child independently nose in an but we're not having that because it cannot be a perfect testing environment so I think that the beginning of the year testing that will do next year hopefully in the classroom will give us a you know a launching point to where we need to meet them to bring them to where they need to be huh so you might I mean assuming you get back in the classroom and in the fall you might be coming in and only then figuring out where some of the problems might be and and get a sense for how significant this was yeah and and you know we kind of brace ourselves every year for that anyway because of the summer lost a lot of kids don't pick up a book over the summer don't deal with numbers over the summer so it will get to see a truer picture on how badly this is affected the kids once we get back into the
How Does That Feel?
"Privilege and the honor to meet for the First Time. A remarkable little boy that. I wanted to make for the moment. I heard his story his name is Mattie Stepanov and I hear he's an extraordinary person. He's only eleven years old. I've spoken to him on the phone several times but today's the first time we're actually meeting in person. Here's Maddie story. I want people to know Ma knife philosophy to remember to play after every storm. Maddie's Depan it is an extraordinary eleven-year-old living through difficult storm. He was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. He feel it in your muscles. You feel muscle pain DMC around. I need my wheelchair I I need. Oxygen Maddie's mom ginny also. Has the disease did not discover until after she had had four children. Katie died when she was two years old stevie died at six months of age and Jamie died when he was four years old. Manny has miraculously just turned eleven which nobody would have ever guessed possible from a very young age. Mattie was special even while tethered to oxygen he earned a junior black belt in martial arts and now he home schools at the eleventh grade level but his real gift is the poetry he writes. I have a song deep in my heart. I right to express my thoughts my feelings. I want people to think a few poems are fine but most of them are so that we can understand how we need to listen to our hearts songs and spread page with each other. You hear the word heart songs a lot in his poetry heart song is your inner beauty. It's the song in your heart. That wants you to help. Make yourself better per sin and to help other people do the same. Mattie is a very unique spirit A lot of people would say he's an old soul spiritual and he's hopeful for something bigger than himself. When I grow up I not only want to be a pacemaker. I'll be other have stuff. Dan Malls at treat like my children for a boy so full of life. He came very close to dying this year. Mattie spent about five months and the Intensive Care Unit at Children's National Medical Center in DC came so custody debt. I saw in comedy great me into Heaven with his health failing and time running out mattis. Three lifelong wishes had not yet been granted. I had three wishes and they are one town. My Book published. I can spread the message. Be World to talk peace with my hero. Jimmy Carter and meet with a win. Free BODY GOT. I wish to books of poetry published in the last four months and with a phone call. Second wish came true. They picked up the phone and handed it to me. Was Jimmy Carter. It was so I couldn't believe it. Mattie was very sick clinging to life but he wanted to return to the comforts of home the day before he came home from the hospital. Mattie night parade very very hard and Matty's prayer was that he was coming home to live and all the bleeding it stopped. I call it a miracle. I really think I'm here for fish because in my life I've had so many close calls to dying even if it takes me one year or one thousand I have to. I was meant to do. Shares the Dow. So here you made in your thank you your everything I imagine you. This is your first time flying coming to yes. It was. What was that like for you? It was amazing from me. I mean even especially when we had to go through this huge cloud we would I saw cloud coming and I figured they would. Just go around it all of a sudden. I'm surrounded by white stuff. Fell like algebra fluffy more. Mellow fluffy marshmallow. That's that's my mom. However she was a little anxious right a little. Play it simply. That's putting it simply. How are you how is your health? How are you doing? I'm doing a lot better healthwise I'm doing very well. Excitement wise a lot of grownups. They tried to get you to let go of the three wishes but you held onto them. Yes because because they were things that will last forever going to Disney. Well and in a week having shopping spree day but being able to talk to Jimmy Carter being able to have my books. Publish- being able to talk to you here today nests forever. He's four so you've been writing poetry since you were. How old about three. Yeah I would go to my mom on the WHO would be typing on the computer. Either School were playing solitaire and I would say mommy. Can you write something down for me please? And to assure I would tell these poems and she would type them down for me and then when I learned to write and all so known that I was making poetry. What you were doing yes I would. I was shows expressing my feelings. I just saying what I felt like. I needed to stay home. I learned to write so I wrote end dictated and now most of the time. I just go to my computer type book some poems and so you started calling it heart songs because what was the song in my heart it was the CICCIO. My heart hurt. Song doesn't have to be a song in your heart even talking about Lavin peers. It can just be your suit can be your F- feeling some people might even call it a conscience even though that's not really what it is. It's your message what you feel you need to do. And everybody has it. Everyone no matter what it is it. It's still sings the same beautiful to peace and love but people now are fighting over. How are harp songs are different? But I don't need to be the same. A heart tongue zone need to be the same because everybody has different woods. Yes and that's the beauty. We are almost sake of gifts and each was has our inner beauty. No matter how we look I mean you're very beautiful for no but it's our interview. I read your first book the Now the Second Book Journey through hearts come out and I have my own favourite poems. I ask you. Where did these were these come from? Just they are my feelings life experience. I mean like I said when I was little outside Mommy. Can you type this up for me? Your your life experiences Mr Levin Euro dealings. Don't you think you're wise beyond your years? Don't you yes thank you. Yes
Jeff VanEvery (Cayuga) Part 1
"Today story takes us to the streets of Buffalo New York where Jeff learned to work hard to support his drinking and partying. He didn't consider though the high price is family would pay for his addictions. My name is Jeff. Every upper cougar from the six nations Indian. As a little boy I was taken to church. Don't remember a whole lot about going and learning the word of God. I did learn how to take the offering money and use that to go to the store. Buy Candy once. I realized that my family or my dad that dropped her off wasn't wasn't gonNA come back until after the service was over so once we realized that it was just a matter waiting for him to pull away from the church. I'm you run out the door. And run to the star with their quarter and back done ever saw a quarter went a long way. So you can get a good amount of candy for that but You know growing up in. I now live in Buffalo. New York was shot. It was Kinda diverse. You know you had a neighborhood. She had the Italian neighborhood to head. Puerto Rican neighborhood. Step Black neighborhood saw being a native in the city is is a little rough because of the prejudice that goes on. And you know you're kind of torn of WHO YOU'RE GONNA follow like in high school me being a big guy. They would always ask me about. Who Said are you on and our strike. While I'm mad at anybody said you know and if you didn't take this I decided we'd get mad at you 'cause it was always a black and white thing as far. Orissa the racial tensions that go on and I didn't really like being put in that situation. I have kicked out of high school in the eleventh grade and basically wandered around for a year. Because you couldn't take td class unless you are out of school for for a year. So the year there was just a lot of Running around and partying intimidate that. Go on to get my ged. I did go onto truck driving school but I never got a job as driving a truck because he wanted to years over the road experience before they would allow you to To drive so that didn't work out. I became a certified welder. Want to welding school and get my certificate in welding and didn't even really get a jab welding either. Harissa was hired as a machinist. It wasn't until after that I did get a chance to to go to a company and to get to get more wealth than experience and got into the Union but I you know I realize you. The job said I had had many and But they were to support my my drinking habit which now I realize is Is An addiction. Because it's not a habit. It's it's an addiction that has control over. Not only you but your whole life and It type. A bandaged said that the world public sizes and makes everything look Lake it's it's a good thing to do and and look back now. I realized that it wasn't it was the wrong way to go but I was doing the things that that my father dead. My father worked at General Motors for thirty five years and he was an alcoholic and he wasn't always always there and I learned to To drink into parody into high tincture my parents at an early age. Because I I left. Home Managua's fifteen sixteen years old and I mean a lot of a lot of time and a lot of empty spaces in between the things that I did until I got older. I started out working structural steel when I was sixteen years old because they lied on my application and the reason I did that why so I would get into the IR work in industry and make good money because what the good money you have. More money to to drink and party was so it wasn't hard to do today. Found out that I had lied that my application and they let me go did sports. I played basketball under swim team. I played football street hockey in a neighborhood. And these these things here which glorified and and Sports. Today's that they are basically and worked Drinking and partying and after the game everybody costs to the buyer and drinks and if other a winter our loss and it was a win. Because we're a pretty good team and Lacrosse. And so we had a lot to celebrate but after at the Party was over the celebration was over. rushing really over for me. I just continued on and continue drinking parody and then during the ten said that the party never end what debt a lot of a problems came up because not only ruined relationships but it also ruins families and You know these are. These are some of the things that go along with that that you're not really told us because it's so glorified into world pet. You know real men drank and work hard and party hard and in how many. How many women did you can score? West is all glorify too. You know that that's what makes you a man but I did get into working into bars because six three. I was three hundred and fifteen pounds so I made a good good doorman and being a doorman. You're you're open up to not only thing set our into Bardem sows as far as Drugs and alcohol and women and these types of things. You're put into a position where your feelings are tying to master over by alcohol and the things that are going on around here For going to life and going through these things and I know road debt that I now realize as they wrote of destruction and that's exactly what it does. It's a destructive way of life that we as as natural people don't don't WanNa realize until most of the time it's too late I Did meet up with the woman eventually. married and starting not to have children so when. I was thirty four years old. I had done a lot of a lot of things in my life ahead a lot of different experiences in my life that I did But we're going into bars and and being a guy who you get drawn into a a little more I Got Into Basically collecting money for people who are owed money. I rather gestation. Her robbed a couple of gas station derived about when in their tissues in my size and my strength to basically strong-armed people to give meter money. It was getting to a point in my life where I was. I was feeling unstoppable and and it was either Me Killing somebody or or me being killed myself but really what had impact it was when my wife now which we were we weren't married. She should last me because of my lifestyle for drinking and he anger work. That took the kids and laugh. Can She just told me? Flat out that this isn't achieve and she didn't want our children to be around and You know I looked at it and I said well meeting can tap and before she's left and come back soon as things calm down. I went right back to the same things that I used to
Entrepreneur Jesse Henry on Overcoming Personal Challenges
"WanNa talk a little bit about and you shared some experience that you had as a as a child having a stuttering issue and it's always amazing when I have people that come on the show when they take their their weakness and they make or they take their. I don't want to call it a flaw in a negative way but they take to being that they had that was a problem and create a career out of. It's almost like I'm gonNA. Kick the crap out of this thing so talk about turning that that that spot where you where you took this this this issue that you had with with speaking in your turn that into your biggest strength now yes. I think if I go back to my childhood one of the biggest frustrations was that I had all the ideas dog like I knew what I wanted to say. I knew the order that I wanted to say it but I couldn't communicate effectively so even when people asked me hey what's your name and I would start by saying Jesse. It was almost like people like wait. Did you forget your name like they automatically. Assume your stupid because you can't say your name or you can't say the first sentence right it's so. I knew that that it doesn't matter if the words are in your head if you can't effectively communicate those words. How are you going to get to where you WANNA go. Oh in this world and so I knew that because this was my biggest weakness I had to flip the script. I had to turn this around. I had to give myself an opportunity to lead in a way that I a new best and because it was my biggest weakness because every room I walked into. I was the worst communicator I just tirelessly pursued enhancing my communication Asian skills and so you know in high school when I was cold calling people I was terrible like I literally lied about my name so because I couldn't say Jesse and this was even tenth eleventh grade when I was doing this internship. I said Hey my name is Alex because it was the easiest way to start the call. I don't stutter when I say the word egg so all of a sudden. I'm leaving voicemails for people right in the the the front desk lady. All of a sudden starts getting calls back for Alex and she sends out this angry email one day like who the heck is this. Alex Sky like I keep getting calls for Alex. There's no Alex in the office like someone playing a prank on us and I had to have very awkward conversation with the Front Desk Lady on why call myself Alex instead of Jesse and so as a as a kid with a stutter you you come up with all these innovative solutions for how to effectively communicate but just throughout college. I started realizing hey if I just get out there and share my message if I start these entrepreneurial clubs if I start a couple of companies that I'm putting myself in an environment where effective communication is necessary and I'm now at the point where I've studied this stuff and I've practiced this stuff for a decade plus. I know I can do this and so I kept putting myself in those environments and then at at the under senior year I I did the tedtalk which eventually propelled me into the career with Tony Robbins so it just everything turned with the Ted Talk. I had no idea I I had no intentions to go. Be a public speaker after college at just kind of evolved as my communication got