28 Burst results for "Erin Brockovich"
Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance
"I'd like you to meet gloria reuben. Who was a trustee of the waterkeeper alliance from two thousand seven to two thousand ten and served as an advisor to former vice president. Al gore's environmental organization called the climate reality project and on other natural resources groups as well you will also likely recognize her from her appearances in television series like er and marvel's tv cloak and dagger among others as well as in movies like lincoln and a reasonable doubt. Welcome to green captions radio glorious. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for letting me join you. Joe. oh no problem. It's my pleasure my pleasure so let's start with. What condition is our water supply and today as president biden starts his first term as president. What is the water supply. He is inheriting well. I think we would all agree over these last four years the previous president did pretty much anything that he could to eviscerate our clean out air clean water regulations so it is very exciting last night to to witness our new president president. But i didn't as he signed the papers to rejoin the paris climate agreement and to roll back some of the deregulations that the former president clearly. There's a lot of work to be done but that once. We have obviously a leader in place president in place who believes in science and who listens to scientists and who believes in climate change and listens to the scientists gusta climate change and who obviously is a great advocate for the wellbeing of all americans of all peoples that is definitely a hopeful sign the destruction that happened in the last four years previous to President by being sworn in cannot be changed overnight but Reliance as very proud very excited to be on the front lines of this. Very important fight to have drinkable swimming. Fissionable waters for americans and for people around the globe. As you said. I mean it's extraordinary when you can get two point. Five million miles of waterways being protected from from our local over three hundred and fifty plus waterkeeper groups around globe. That's a huge thing. It's a lot of miles. So i'm really excited to join forces again rejoined forces again with this extra organization and in a leadership role so is the did the rollbacks that the trump administration did did they actually result in more water pollution. I mean we obviously have the flint michigan situation but that was not trump. That was the governor in michigan. Right when you talk about pollution in the waterways that goes very much to industries like fossil fuel industries of course like factory farming like businesses corporations. That are allowed to just kind of dump their way store there By rhonette of of making things of manufacturing into the waterways when there's no regulation The clearly people can just do what they want at their own. Well not have to pay any consequences you know it all comes down to first thing which is reenacting these laws again. Going back in place and then enforce laws are terrific things to have. But if they're not enforced than what's also it's important to remember that one of the things that president biden as well last night was to cancel the keystone pipeline. Which has as many of us know has been an ongoing issue for years now. And if i think about it the former president were elected. That very well may have happened. Now i've been to alberto into the athabasca river. I've seen the destruction that's happened with trying to suck out oil from sand. It's not an easy process. Takes more gallons of water from the athabasca river to make one barrel of oil and that is destruction destroy not just obviously the environment but the first nations people that have lived on that land for generations. So it's a it's a trickle down effect if you will of Polluters of Whether they be industries or or again corporations or even individuals whether or not brought to justice when when when there's no law to protect people that lived in that area then it's a free fall and You know. I was a newly appointed just over two months ago so the lot to catch up on. It's a lot of information that i'm soaking up. And we can't wait to be able to fly again safely obviously in good all corners of the world to to meet in person a lavar extraordinary water keepers are clean water warriors. I want i'm sure i'm sure. So does the waterkeeper alliance have a checklist of things that they want. The biden administration. To do i mean are there. Water infrastructure investments Besides putting back in place the clean water act. i mean. We hope that's happening soon. But maybe you're disappointed. It didn't happen right away. What kinds of investments and specifics are you looking for from president biden. Yes well. I think you know as you mentioned. Clean water act course. Everything can happen in one night. So we're confident that that will be reassigned. Only shocks right. I know but go back to the industry. Portion coal ash coal pollution cola. Hashes is definitely something that needs to be addressed in taken care of again. The factory farming issue is a huge thing. Learn in this country. North carolina again. I've been to north carolina. I've seen those ways. They call the ponds or lagoons. They tried to make these names. Sound like it's a recreational place yet now. These are ponds at are made of animal. Waste that seat into the waterway. So that's definitely something that needs to be handled in terrific water keepers in that region. An area that are that are winning lawsuits against not of these factory farms. I think that You know the overall climate issues that Is a abroad umbrella. You'll and plastics. We we all know again. You know plastics Issue jim global issue for sure so clean water act coal cocoa factory farming. These i think are are three very big tangible things that that can be addressed. Well we can he can pass. He can propose legislation that punishes. And as you say enforcement is critical these industrial polluters. It's you know taking a page out of the erin brockovich book relay right but these things also and i totally support on plastic pollution. To get me started on that one will be here for hours but a lot of these things require congressional approval and even though the democrats biden's party control both the house and the senate it's by d. Tiny itsy-bitsy margin right. So how do you. And i know that president by misspeaking bipartisanship since the very first days of his campaign and did so in his inaugural address etcetera but washington is still gridlock. So what's your outlook for whether for example getting factory farming in any kind of legislation. You know control of it. Is that realistic. Yes i think so for. Sure i mean again. These things take time an in carolina. I just wanted to north carolina. Just specifically in that region aren't bringing they aren't litigating certain cases in terms of factory farming. When it comes to the government The legislation in two to be passed in congress isn't going to be tricky but i am the only way to stay in this to even to say yes to this to stay because this is a long term long time mission is to is to keep positive and to just keep on doing. The things that we know will work again. The positive aspects are yes. We do have a house in the senate. So that's a hopeful thing at you know. We don't know what the future will hold of course but for right now we have the majority so that means that and again you know. We have leaders in place who do not deny the truce and they don't make falsities in order to remain in power. There are those who do that. But you know our president and vice president
What's the story behind Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi's legal battles?
"I'm sure that many of you are familiar with the erika girardi. Tom girardi case adjusted patriot. Bonus episode which can give you a more background on the case but for those of you who are not familiar. You have to listen to the details. So erica girardi also known as erica. Jane is a cast member on the real housewives of beverly hills has been on it for a couple of seasons. Now she's famously noted for her lavish exorbitant lifestyle with scenes shot in her private jet. She's got glam squad at least four deep. They always help her put together. Looks for international trips. And i'm talking luxury brands right out of the store. Like top of the top. She has not align on her face. Not one line. I don't know how you can be fifty years old and have given birth to a child and not have one line on your face. It is perplexing and on top of it. She decided she was going to be a midlife pop star so she tapes these music videos. And you're wondering how much in god's name does she spend on this. Her songs are a bit absurd. she got a two thousand seventeen song. Expensive now bear with me. This is the spouse of expensive x. x. p. e. n. dollar sign iv e. and the lyrics go is this. It's expensive to be me looking this. Good come for free. that's just who i be. It's expensive to be me well. Her husband age eighty one again. She's fifty her husband was surprisingly a consumer law attorney who had been practicing law since one thousand nine hundred sixty five rising to prominence for a very high profile case in nineteen ninety-three against energy giant pacific gas and electric company and its role in the contamination of groundwater in the small town of heckling california. That case became the basis for the two thousand blockbuster movie erin brockovich an elevated the prestige of his law firm girardi kice. Now as i've mentioned before. I worked in legal. Pr for many years. And i was very familiar with tom and his firm so well since then. His firms continue to handle many multimillion dollar settlements. Often involving class action suits against major corporations. So big time money will. Erica is currently in the process of divorcing tom. Who recently testified in a california court that he's broke earlier this week in an in depth exit. Bosie that i absolutely implore you to read in los angeles times. It explored their financial problems. So girardi described as financial trouble in court filed in october. When asked about how much money he had his personal account answered not a lot. Maybe a couple thousand. I don't have any money. At one point. I had about eighty million or fifty million in cash. That's all gone. I also had a stock portfolio of about fifty million. And that's all gone. I know what you're thinking right now. How in god's name could you lose eighty million dollars. Where did the money go on october. Twenty ninth twenty eighteen. A new boeing. Seven thirty-seven max. Eight carrying one hundred and eighty nine. Passengers and crew members crashed shortly takeoff in jakarta indonesia. I'm sure you've probably remember this case. Those two years ago everyone on board the lion air flight died tom. Girardi in his law firm were hired to represent surviving relatives of the crash and a suit filed earlier this month. Alleges girardi and his firm embezzled millions of dollars that were intended to go to some of those family members
Steven Soderbergh is Producing the 2021 Oscars, Which Air in April
"Soderbergh and producers jesse collins and stacey sher will produce the ninety third academy awards next year. John bergin share previously collaborated on films. Such as erin brockovich contagion won't collins previously produced the grammy's and the b. e. t. Awards soderbergh also won the oscar for best director for the film. Traffic in two thousand due to covid nineteen pandemic. The oscars have been postponed to april twenty fifth. It's still unknown if the event will be held in person or as a virtual ceremony
Investors Can Now Bet On The Future Of Water Prices In California
"This week in california. Water became a commodity. That means it can be traded now. Just like oil or gold. It's a testament to how important water is in a state that's suffering from droughts and wildfires. Here's npr's jim zarroli in california. Water is a source of great power and wealth a theme immortalized in the classic movie. Chinatown going to be a lot of irate citizens when they find out that they're paying for water that they're not gonna get all care she was to get you. Bring the water. La or ring eight water each year california struggles with months of dry weather followed by a few weeks of torrential rain and melting snow from the mountains. Patrick wolf overseas the nasdaq velez water. Index which tracks the price of water in the state there are periods of hydrological dry conditions for extended periods of time punctuated by periods of extremely wet weather when water is very plentiful but there can be years when no rain comes at all says ellen. Hanoch of the public policy institute of california. The next drought is always just around the corner. The impact of droughts were driven home recently when california suffered through its worst wildfire season in modern history. Four point three million acres burned in august and september of this year. It went on for weeks when the smoke cleared the. Cme group of financial exchange came up with a way to bet on the price of california water. Starting this week investors can buy and the right to purchase water at a particular price. The water that helps almonds and lettuce grow in the state central valley will be purchased like silver or or any other commodity. Elon hanoch says this may end up helping. Farmers protect themselves against sudden price. Changes what this could allow you to do is to lock in a price that covers your financial risk for a dry year when the water might become more expensive but most of people who end up buying and selling water contracts won't be farmers they'll be investors in new york and london and all over the world trading on the exchange. They'll never actually see the water they're buying their has betting on the future price and those bets can be very lucrative boss off send climate justice project director for the institute for policy studies says the whole notion of profiting off water. Sales is atrocious. What we need to be doing in ted is changing agricultural practices so they are not so what are intensive especially in up more arid regions and erin brockovich. Consumer activists played by julia roberts in the movie lamented in a tweet that her father had warned of the day when water would become a monetize commodity for california water. At least that's very much the case
"erin brockovich" Discussed on How To! With Charles Duhigg
"We're back with our listener. Mike and our expert erin brockovich. Mike's on a mission to stop the florida government from spring so much herbicide in the state's waterways but he's not armed with much more than a drone camera. I bought my first drown in two thousand sixteen and right when we were in the middle of an algal bloom. And that's what i've been doing. I've been just going around with the drone and videotaping. And it's like when you're seeing all these animals dead and floating and and all this other stuff. It's very shocking. Tell me what else you've done. Besides taking the drone footage and putting that on youtube you know. I've been going around to their meetings course. W doesn't really like me. Because i've been making fun of him for the past two years so they kind of broke down. And they invited me to participate in a lake okeechobee. Stakeholders meeting where. They're taking input from the public. And so i went. There and i was talented. Like look guys are destroying the lakes and they they listened and then they said well okay. We'll get back to you. Will we heard later on that. They're not even gonna do anything until the end of two thousand and twenty one and it's like it's just a slap in the face. It's like really surprising. Government can move slowly but mice. Question is what does he do to make sure that that movement eventually happens. He's been invited to sit at the table. But how does he translate that into action especially when right now it feels like he's not having much impact. Keep dreaming mike. Keep putting videotaped on over and over again. Get those videos to river keepers. Get those videos to somebody environmental groups you have to do. This is stick to it at. It's finest you gotta have stick of nece. My mom taught me the power that word propensity to follow through and determined manner. I have a funny feeling. Mike is that person and that's the key because they don't always want to hear you at first and you have to fight like a son of a bitch to change it. This is the second rule even once. You've gotten people's attention and you've started to find some allies. You may need to keep being loud but you should also think about how you're being left now that you've got some attention. Are you adjusting the volume documenting. The problem accurately an attending community meetings and reaching out to the media. I'll absolutely. I've got a real good friend. That's out that that works at one of the local newspapers and he's been publishing stories right and left and they get a bunch of us and then it just goes away. Yeah so let me ask you this. How do you deal with that with the fact that like at first everyone sorts of attention. But eventually you know people get distracted by other things. Mike get together. Five hundred people to show up to city council. Frankly they don't always know what's going on but when you do show up numbers you've got to hold them accountable so when you when you've been to those meetings in the past. Have you brought friends with you. How many people do you bring with you. They actually had an f. w. meeting in my hometown and i spent weeks before that i did videos begging people to come to this meeting. I call people. And i literally thought that i was going to have a thousand people there and i gotta tell you maybe a dozen people showed up so it sounds to me like the tactic that you're using that you're making videos and you're erie people which is great but it sounds like that tactic isn't working as well as you had hoped and actually getting people to show up to let the f. Wc no this is an issue. That's important to us. Aaron what did you do with all those those folks and hinckley to convince them to keep on up. Because i know that having those numbers is so important you don't try to commit of anything to convince them anything the minute you start trying to shove something down the community. They're going to kind of wrestle with you. Give him a minute to figure it out they do. There wasn't a time when they said look we're tired. We were wondering if we should continue doing. This are enthusiasms flag. Sure robin. I'd picked up the banner. If i was tired. They pick up the banner so especially with moms. You know they'll get real organized and there will be five moms out there pushing and then they got to get home and deal with kids and dinner and their life and do their thing so the next five moms will come in and they kind of rotate. And that's the beauty of the collective in team. And i can feel you know mike's frustration and he does have a job and it's not uncommon for me to actually stay up all night long working on videos to get it out the next day so i don't get to spend much time with my grandchildren or you know i'm out the door on the weekends half the time. Going to my buddy scott's house and we kind of feed off of each other where one of us will be and then the other one will just call. I talked to him almost every day. So we kinda charge each other up in having a friend or teammate who can charge you up who can share that emotional work with you. That's really important because they're gonna be times when you want to give up and so another important rule is to divvy up the work and pace yourself because otherwise you'll burn out. Give yourself a break when you have that moment of exhaustion. Just because you set the ball down for a weekend and reboot and catch your breath and re strategize doesn't mean you fail and doesn't mean the game's over. Let's say you've done all this you've found allies you've got the media involved you have a community to share the work with a close friend a partner to keep you going when you feel like giving up and let's say it works you like mike. You finally get invited to participate in the process. Well at that point you might need to try a different approach than what succeeded. So far mike. Let me ask you. You know. it sounds like you've got a little bit of a seat at the table. And i know just from covering lots of different political movements that when you get a seat at the table oftentimes to take advantage of it. You have to recalibrate a little bit. How you're acting in what you're doing. And it sounds like up till now you've been pretty critical of after abusive. Been critical of them for not listening. You've been critical of them for ignoring you and now it sounds like they're listening to you. Maybe not as much as you like. What do you think you can do with that seat at the table. Even if it's little chair to try and make yourself effective well. I don't take crap from anybody. i'm very. You know brash individual. And i don't a lot of people like to take the nice approach about. Oh you know but the nicer approach hasn't worked you know there's so many people i'm i'm not the only one on this issue. There's there's thousands of people and they've just been pushed aside and stepped on. And i just refused to be stepped on. I guess as an outside observer. I'm gonna assume that the people who work for the state of florida the biologist work for the state of florida. That they're not just evil people that they're doing these things and they might be doing the wrong things but did they have at least some reason for doing it that they aren't part of like some sinister plot but they're just dealing with a bunch of different people telling them different things and they're trying to make the best choices they can. Well you know. That's that's not the way i see it. But you know it. Sure it's possible Most of the biologists that worked for them are good people. And i've and i've known him. I've got to know a lot of them but what they're doing is they're being brainwashed and i just.
"erin brockovich" Discussed on How To! With Charles Duhigg
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These days that her name has become kind of a shorthand for average citizens who are investigating and fighting for a cause. Don't talk to me. Like i'm an idiot okay. I may not have a law degree. But i spent eighteen months on this case and i know more about these plaintiffs than you ever will. Aaron was somewhat of an accidental activist. It when she was younger she bounced around between jobs. She was managing kmart and competing and beauty pageants and then she got in a car accident and she said how convinced the lawyer who is representing her in the lawsuit against the other driver to hire her as a file clerk at his. La law firm and one day in one thousand ninety one. She was assigned to do some work on a case in heavily california a small town north of los angeles mr mazrui who ran the law firm gave me a box to open up a case and medical records and as i was reading them. I thought what the hell is wrong with the kids. And so mr misery. Let me go out there. And when i got out hinckley you could feel something. That was almost oppressive. I was born and raised in lawrence. Kansas and i assure you there are no two-headed frogs growing up out there. And there was no dairy farm with cattle that had a thousand tumors on it and none of the neighborhood. Children had bizarre bloodwork. Something was not right. When erin was heavily. She said that the water was discolored. And and there was a large number of animals that were deformed and there seemed to be an unusually large number of residents with nosebleeds or miscarriages and and high rates of cancer and then aaron learned that the power company p genie had quietly contaminated the water supplies. The chemical. They said wasn't dangerous. When you were in hinckley and you notice these things going on there. The cows with tumors the kids with weird blood work and you started saying look. I think there's something wrong. I think there's something wrong with the water in this town. Did people react well to that or did they say they thought you're crazy. Look what happened next. I definitely got crazy. So i started getting more facts and information and i kept going back out there. You have to build trust with these communities especially if you're an outsider. It took building trust for them to come around and then to realize. Some of them worked for p. Genie and they would look at me. And they're like so my company that i go to work for every day. That is help you know. Because i have a job i send my kid to. College is actually poisoning them that my daughter died is a mind blowing moment and so this was happening and yes. I didn't have a science degree. Do you know what you don't need to be a phd to understand water and to make a note and see a pattern. That fish are dying that fish have tumors that frogs have two heads that something is wrong after talking with people in the town and documenting what she saw. Aaron convinced her law firm to take on the case and in one thousand ninety ninety-six errands. Persistence paid off her law. Firm one a three hundred and thirty three million dollar settlement on behalf of the people in angrily at the time it was among the largest payouts ever for a lawsuit then when the oscar nominated movie came out in two thousand aaron gain a whole new level of fame today. She rents her own consulting company where she advises people on environmental issues and inspires folks. Like mike i'm following in her footsteps. I watched her movie and my mom. She started calling me the erin. Brockovich of florida tech. So but when. I watched her movie. I watched it over and over again. Because you know i'm experiencing that. What exactly what she went through i'm experiencing it and we should note at this point. We don't know. If mike is right about what ought to happen in florida or if the state is handling the situation properly it's definitely not a black white issue rather our question. Today is a little bit different if you believe something if you think that something wrong is happening in your community but you're just like a normal citizen. How do you get people to listen to you. How do you take on the man and actually make progress. Well first of all mike. Were you know. Kalisa water keepers. Yes so there are water keepers up and down these rivers network with them. I have a fulltime job. So we know very limited and and i have reached out to to some of them and so and so what's happened. There has been successful. You know here's the thing. Everybody has their own priorities. Okay and it's going to be a hard thing to get everybody to focus on the bigger picture but getting people to focus is how you make change and so this is our first rule. Try to find like minded allies erin. Brockovich is the name we all know but in real life there were a lot of different people came together to fight for and the only reason aaron or anyone else successful is because they built trust with each other and with heavily community and they did their research and people got organized and focused on that said as mike is experiencing it can take a while to get people on board. So how do you stay the course when it seems like you're one lonely voice will answer that when we come back. Let me tell you about the jordan. Harbinger show jordan show which apple named one of the best of two thousand eighteen is aimed at making you. A better informed more critical thinker. So you can get a sense of how the world actually works and come your own conclusions about what's happening even inside your own brain. Each episode is a conversation with a different fascinating guests. And there's something for everyone to enjoy jordan's always focused on pulling useful practical insights out of his brilliant guests and we're not talking about pop psychology or wishy. Washy stuff here. The episodes are loaded with bits of that. You can use to legitimately change your mind and improve your life right away. In one episode jordan tells the story of a cinematographer who discovered a lost city in the jungle and made one of the most important archaeological finds of the century for listeners. Of how to we recommend checking jordan's conversations with dan arieli and the hidden logic that shapes our motivations or guy roz about how i built this lenny listeners really enjoy this fastening show and we think you will as well search for the jordan. That's h. a. r. b. as in boy i n. As.
"erin brockovich" Discussed on How To! With Charles Duhigg
"One of our partners unicef programs in london even during this pandemic and in the aftermath of the explosion continue to empower young entrepreneurs kenin and got up not long ago. They figured out a way to change the day-to-day lives of local in refugee women by teaching them an invaluable skill so stick around to hear hanini and gotta story. I'm sixty years old. Okay and when i was forty i mean the fishing was just unbelievable and i have seen such a decline. I mean if we don't get this stop soon all of are going to welcome to to. I'm charles do. We spend a lot of time on the helping people make changes in their lives and as hard as many of those changes can be like asking for a promotion or reconciling with the difficult parent. The outcome usually feels like it's within our control. When what you wanna change is the world around. You meet mike from florida. I started out as a fisherman. I love fish. I turn fish. And i just saw our water just going downhill big time and we started getting a lot of sick fish in our rivers. Mike runs his own home construction business but he spends most of his free time trying to draw attention to what he sees a grave threat to the environment. He's particularly concerned about how. The state of florida sprays herbicides and the rivers and lakes near his home. They started out. Okay doing this back. Twenty thirty years ago but what they've done is now they have these hundreds and hundreds of airboats across the state they just go out and spray everything and right now. Our lakes are so depleted of plants. That there's nothing left form to spray. The situation in florida is complicated. There are all these big agricultural operations use fertilizers and dispose of animal. Waste and that can get into the state's waterways and sometimes caused these huge plumes and so for decades the florida fish in wildlife conservation commission which is part of the state government has been spraying herbicides to kill invasive plants that spring has increased in recent years some experts including the ones. Mike listens to think it's doing more harm than good all right here. We are at the first site and you can see spattered acres of spattered on dead. This is a native plant. This is what frogs fish everything put their attach their eggs to this when they spawn complete devastation. So for the last few years. Mike has been making these videos with like dramatic music and lots of aerial footage to try and convince efficient wildlife commission also known as the f. w. c. to take a different approach. Well they need to stop spraying. You know there are other methods to get these plants. Have you gone to meetings. And have you told the oh. Yeah we've been we've been to a lotta means. They have to be seen those who i am. And what do they say when you say. Look i think you're you're over spring. You're killing too many of the plants. We need to let the let recover a little bit. what do they say they just. They just completely write me off someone crazy. Mike feels powerless. He's just as average guy trying to get the state of florida to listen to them but the problem is taking on as big and complex and there's lots of smart people who disagree with them. This week's expert news just what that feels like. I love you mike o. Are not crazy for twenty two years. I've been out in the environment dealing with justice. You're using your common sense. You are not wrong. This is erin brockovich. That erin brockovich. The one from the movie okay. Look i think we got off on the wrong foot here. That's all you got lady two wrong feet in fucking ugly shoes. And i'm not julia roberts ha ha. That's my joke. But she is the author of a recent book called super man's not coming our national water crisis and.
Standing Rock With Cody Two Bears
"So I'm really looking forward to today's guest cody to bears. For as long as anyone can remember, America has been trying to come to terms with questions of race and equality. Much of our focus has been on the African American community and for good reason. However far too often overlooked and forgotten are the people whose ancestors inhabited this majestic land for generations before the first white man set foot on the continent. Today I am talking with my friend, cody to bears and the Standing Rock Sioux. Cody has been at the center of his people's battle against the Dakota pipeline which served their sacred land. So here today, and then there's my pleasure to have cody to bear and to talk his people and share his story. To Cody. Welcome. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you Erin it's it's a pleasure to be a part of your show. Very excited about this discussion and also thinking me also like to thank you for a lot of the work that you have done in year history in your past of protecting water rates in this country in the world it just to bring up a the voice of the voiceless for them to stand up for what's right is very, very important than it falls right in line with their native American heritage and traditions and customs that we still follow today. Well it's it's been my privilege and to have an understanding of. which so much of a cause possibly forgotten about or moved away from or for many reasons thought it was being in fact, protected our land, our water and it hasn't. And so can you give the listeners background please and tell us about your people and and everything that has been happening with you up at standing rock. Yeah. So just to let you know I'm still very young man I'm still thirty five years old of course but. Yeah I've I've learned a lot along the way at the same time I got the privilege and honor to be able to. Serve my people from. Twenty down twenty thirteen to twenty seven in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council So as one of the youngest elected leaders are standing rock, Sioux travel history at that time. So I got to serve four years from community in the crazy part of that whole situation is that. In two, thousand, thirteen, my first year in office we got. President Barack Obama to come standing rock in my community to in cannonball, which were encampments the protests all went down at the northern border of our reservation boundaries. That's the community that I represented for years for my tribe and now what a coincidence off fast forward two years later. Brock Obama had to make a tough decision to try to protect. Our water in our rights and Bustan for indigenous issues while he came previously two years ago to our lands and promised us that he would do what he can to help our people. So what a coincidence that now four years that we definitely hadn't standing rock during that time Since then I've been out of politics outside of twenty seventeen I told myself you know. Like to protest about it, talk about it the environment but you know it's time to start to be about it, and so that's why I started my own initiative on my own nonprofit called indigenised energy, which currently now we have the largest solar farm on standing rock three miles away from the pipeline crossing in north. Dakota which is the largest solar farm in North Dakota to date. So we'd we did remarkable things two years after the pipeline and now the protests. So we're doing what we can try to live by that and. Keep pushing to go hundred percent renewable within reservation boundaries
Conchata Ferrell, 'Two and a Half Men' star, dies at 77
"Funeral services are being planned for actress gunshot, a feral perhaps best remembered for her role as Charlie Sheen's sharp witted housekeeper, Berta on the sitcom 2.5 Men. Sweet whistling Geronimo. You be more like a box of hamsters just crawling. Carol died Monday of Sherman Oaks Hospital, according to Celebrity News site News website Deadline 2.5 men costar Jon Cryer tweeted that Ferrell was a beautiful human and he was fortunate to share a stage with her Charlie Sheen tweeted. She was an absolute sweetheart. She also appeared in classic films like Mystic Pizza, Erin Brockovich and Edward Scissorhands. She'd been hospitalized since May, and T. M. Z reported in July that she had fallen ill and wound up spending a month in intensive care, eventually suffering cardiac arrest that left her on a ventilator and unable to communicate. She was 77 years old.
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
"I'm Jonathan. And every week I sit down for a forty minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something. That makes me curious today's episode I'm joined by an iconic environmental activists and consumer advocate. Erin Brockovich where I ask her, are you getting every word of this? Getting curious this Jonathan I'm really so excited because we have a guest I, I think I can kinda like one hand. How many times I've had someone back to the podcast you're brilliant you're thought leader you're who I've looked up to for years. So welcome back to the PODCAST Erin Brockovich your new book is out Superman not coming and I just cannot talk to you I. Think we're you know we were talking a little bit before we started about this election in how're fearing and as we got into it I said stops stop because I wanNA keep this. So, fresh for the PODCAST. So I've just thank you for coming how how have you been? What's what's happened since we saw each other last frio? Well. What's happening since we saw each other last I definitely have Superman snot coming. Out I'm working on a pilot that ABC picked out for a show we're getting there. So I don't know how much I can't talk about I'm like everybody else. That just a hard stop that came. With. Kobe. And it's like groundhog's day we were talking earlier about you know Oh my Gosh my brain hurts with all the technology and I. It's it's been hard. I feel same frustration everyone does yeah. In my keynotes, I've been saying the past year there's a shift coming. There is a shift coming it's not like I was saying this coming, but you could feel something happening and. This moment has hit us. It's interesting that Superman snot coming. It's coming out at this time I. Think there is a wake-up moment happening that I've been able to see on the ground and in the field for twenty years on environmental issues and that's been idea. Whether it spent we bought the allusion. A false sense of security. We had this idea that agencies were there. They would have our back and I learned a long time ago. Superman's not coming and it would be up to we the people and I think we the people are in our wake up moment and i. Find that hopeful and I think it's Demi anyone hasn't seen Erin Brockovich understand the movie and doesn't understand you know kind of what you're. Actually and everyone listening to this fucking understand. That's I'm literally not gonNA. We have forty minutes plus and we're not going to go but here's the point for you. You know having been in Hinckley and having been on the frontlines of Environmental Justice for twenty years. The folks who you been advocating for in working with the victims of these that. Environmental Injustices over the twentieth David experiencing their own version of respiratory pandemic but they've been experiencing like a hard stop in their lives, but the world didn't stop and take notice. So on a smaller scale, I feel like you were in a in a very unique position to sound the alarm of saying there's a ship coming and I feel like you know I think a themes in the movie. Erin..
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Five top experts in this country on hexavalent chromium that the public health goal should be point two parts per billion point co two parts per billion. You said, we bury there should be none but if we're going to go low, let's go that low. So in law, we have to make this a law. We got it set at ten parts per billion, which is wha too far from the public health goal but it was set that high for feasibility studies for the municipalities because they have to do all the appropriate filtration in their system to bring tin parts to bring down to ten parts per billion, which still exceeds. By magnitudes the public health goal. So it's an achievement, but we still have to keep thinning and the judge just threw it back down. So I. Think this might blow up in their face because we're going to have to do this again. But my point being California you know what? California's good about that you know the adage. You know. So Goes California. So goes the nation sure and they are taking it upon themselves. To. Set these types of every state could do that. Sure. So I don't it doesn't have to be gloom-and-doom how we get out of half of our shit is our perception of it and our reaction and response to its and there are other levels that we can go to. And not everything has to trickle down from the top. Let's start here in our own backyard and move it up Yep. Yes. Take you down to the take. Absolutely start going to your city council meetings and I am very very serious about that. Yeah. Oh my gosh me too. I mean we going absolutely. So I think that what we need to do is individuals is we need to be accountable to. And no longer assume that whatever's happening is meant for our protection and start asking those questions and holding. Those individual Congressmen Women Senators legislators you have the power were vitamin office I'm watching your ass or you're not getting in next time, but we have to take that accountability and we want if we don't believe that we can't do it, and here's the awakening we're learning that we can. We have more power and tools and conversations and outlets in podcast and we've ever had before of..
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"So hexavalent chromium, the latency period can be twenty years well, and so somebody could drink for fifteen graduate move away, get a disease associated with that exposure, but it's not reported back to where they were from it reported to where they reside. So I think there's missing data sets around. So we're working on getting all of that. The map is still there were working on building it. Out even further, but we don't have a national registry database. So before President Obama left office they were redoing the topic. Substance. Control. Act and within that he created Trevor's law. So when I was presenting a young boy by the name of Trevor Schaefer was presenting he and numerous of his classmates had brain tumors he's the only one that survived and he vowed to do something about it. So Trevor's law requires our government to create a national registry database because guess what we don't have one. People seem to know that. So we'll create a registry based in California, but we can't share it with Florida. Wow we can't share it with main. We have no national repository where we can see the big picture. So can't really analyze the system. Would you? And you can't. You really don't know what's going on if you can't really see what's going on and start looking at or making correlations. Wait A. You may think we only have. Fifteen thousand glioma blasts Domus in this country. But when you look at the map and all the states reporting and what is that collective number, it could be five, hundred, thousand. It's a numbers game and they've found a way for us to miss numbers and I believe a self reporting registry database, which is what we've created is how we're going to start finding out that information getting off this and those miss that it points and now at the purpose of that is we can't. Eradicate a chemical. Or change policy or look for a new cure or a cure for us if we don't know where it is see where it is and what could be the cause right and so that's what we're trying to do with the map I'm cool. I'm I'm so overwhelmed. And I cannot do this alone. None of us can do this alone. But if each one of us is an individual contributes in stands up and we start that movement in just our backyard imagine if every city in every state across America did that. Have you created some kind of tool kit for people for for MOMS for. Local constituents who want to get involved in something like this to like a little play by play of how to begin. We do a little bit of that. In the book I have started a foundation where we want to be able to. Come in and like have that training session and give them the tools they need and give them that startup. So they can do it in their own backyard because none of us can be everywhere at once I certainly can't be I don't know anyone that could. But if we could ignite that group person by person community community, we will affect that change. So we process of doing that what's the foundation call is Brockovich Erin Brockovich Foundation and I try to think of some you know I don't know. Cool Foundation Name Here's. Your recognizable to people it's an easy Google search. It's an easy way to find a way. The name certainly is absolutely. So, all of those things were definitely doing and yes, there is a how to an we've. We've been touching upon this whole conversation. Get the voices out of your head that you can't. Yes and start hearing the voice in your head and your heart that you can. Stick to of Yeah Yeah I was interrupting..
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"To change this because if we don't apply public pressure, the elected officials are certainly never gonNA turn their backs on the corporations pay them handouts not going to do it for us. So we have to make them. So what do we do about this? Well, it starts really very local level everything we've been talking about it again is this awakening is recognizing what that oppression suppression anything that false illusion has been. Yeah, and grabbing her own voice and speaking up. Yeah. oftentimes, and I've seen it happen over and over again. Again. One of I say you know we can't blame everybody for everything it just gets US nowhere. So let's just not do that City Council members often times. Don't know what's going on. because. Nobody in the communities coming in and telling them hey, what's going on perfect example Carson. City we've got so situations. I mean people don't even realize we're delivering bottled water to South La at and. Right underneath or knows because it's not drinking bottled water carson right now not carson but another area in south la I mean my gosh the way t's see some of the pitchers coming out at Gardena California is as black as that coffee? Cup. And in. Carson Shell had a It leads into the environment and it was literally Shell. Gasoline. Show on Channel Tang firm. Yup. And all this crusade was bubbling up in people's backyards. So my God full seen their kids were sick and everyone was telling them this fine. We'll clean it up don't worry about it but no one stopped to think has anyone been to city council to talk about this? So we get involved loss who gets involved we go to a city council meeting and They said, okay. Well, as meaning a germ, there's no one here and we said wait a minute. We have a few people from Carson. That would like to come talk to you. There was thousands of them that we bust in. And each one of them got to speak and what they brought with them was a steak stuffed Guinea pig because they felt like they were the Guinea pig and their children with cancers and illness wrote their stories out and safety pin them. There was a pile halfway to the ceiling in the middle of these council chambers and I have to tell you. If they were acting there they would've should've won an Oscar. They had no I. Dea. That this was happening to the people because people hadn't said anything to them. The, next day mandatory mandated on it cleanup orders and I see this happening everywhere in this again. Woah I'm not sure what the guideline is that we're supposed to have to run for office and we think there again that's that box and so we don't even therefore try. Hannibal Missouri another perfect example that we talk about a group of mothers came to us you know what they had lead levels higher than Flint God. And let's talk we'll get to that in a minute about the policies with Flint and how they've changed. But that's what we're going to have to get busy doing. This is the excitement especially for the younger generations for the area of low for the area of policy for politics for the environment, all of it. All our policies that we wrote back then were all good and well. But. They don't service today or make a sustainable moving forward they have to change, and this is where there's the excitement that we get to do that. We can see it and we get to do that. So Hannibal Missouri Lead Levels Higher Than Flint we went out there and educated them on why that was happening because they were adding ammonia to the chlorine and they are recreating a caustic..
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"The I don't think they knew what the hell is been going on. And it wasn't until we showed up the people and told them what was going on and had the tools to send an effective message I'll tell you what there was a cleanup order next morning. Just show up don't think everything like. The Super Bowl don't sit on the sidelines. Okay, and so you get. Here's why I think sometimes, we don't get in the game you're going to pick up the ball and you're going to rush thirty yards. You're going to get smackdown before you even get into the game be prepared for that. You'RE GONNA get pushed back. That's GONNA have to toughen up a little. Don't imagine watching the Super Bowl and you just threw the ball down stumped off the field. Are you kidding me get back up pick the ball up again this is really an important message of what we just the mini don't get what you want. The first time don't go away. Get involved when you're in your cause and I'll tell that something about bad ass MOMS. Darren relentless. Matter if it's year five years, seven years they're in it. I just I just hearing you talk occurred to me. There's something I had been worrying about longtime ago. I haven't thought about in some time. Emma. Tip You off. You Know Jpl Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nasr's thing. It's Caltech. Analog interlocken Yada and it's up against a hillside there. my kids were played Juno American football in Lock Yada and. Several at Dad's had leukemia and I was like this is a little weird look concerning to me and I went running in Devil's Gate Dam, which is what just sits below jpl and there are pools of water and there with these signs around with skulls and crossbones and like. Someone is going on here. It's real concerns me a little bit. I WanNa take a picture that no, the city put the signs up they know it's there and and it's like and it's like I. Couldn't get in the water and we got these. It leukemia. Just worried me I and I had somebody look into to see if they're technically. Fit. The. Criteria for an outbreak like a local cluster of came at it. It didn't. But still the whole thing always stayed with me like Oh. Let me tell you though we. We talk about science in here, bought and paid for science. No, we don't want to have that conversation. Listen Science has a place I know your doctor and I respect that and I know that. Science takes a long time I think we're seeing a moment where science is catching up with the law or policies, and we don't always understand that that's something again that I don't want us to take for granted and you just said there. Look. So I was talking to assign this on the radio, show their little pissy with me. And they should be honest. You don't have all the data Erin to prove that this is in fact harming people you're right I don't. But here's the other side I. Want you haven't thought of. You don't have all the data either to conclude that it doesn't. And so that situation out JPL I go straight to a Co. first of all, I, know some little rumors going around about there. We have to look at the fact that these companies dump toxins or the. Fact whatever they used to. And it's caught up with us like rocketdyne. You live near me. You're familiar with Rocketdyne well here my book I have one of their documents. Um, from the employees that chased around what was called the Braf see the big red fucking cloud, which was full of hydrazine and exotic fuels because we used to test rockets out there right there job was a report back if it was falling out onto the communities and it was and they were concerned and so they got upper management, the response was. So what if we are testing? Oh my gosh, we have large Dan matters like. Is this an antiquated form of frigging thinking and a business model an idea that we. We need to change some things. We talk about the EPA honestly what logical sense is there an? Okay. Let's take all these chemicals that have been known to cause cancer and was just put them in the marketplace I we'll figure out later what they do is just kind of ass backwards look. I could sit here and blame everybody and all of this for everything. But here's the thing that's GonNa get us nowhere I just wanted to stop. And take a look at ourselves and how we can get involved because there are solutions moving forward to make us better people healthier. Society? Get this country that I think we all love back on some track and into the future and all the finger-pointing in the world won't do it. These are the issues less acknowledge them and how do we get busy? Fixing them and if we just do. People get involved in the community you get involved with the homelessness if each one of us took care of that. At some level within ourselves in our own community and imagine we did that cross support actually honestly Dr Within we get something done. I think we ought to leave this are because I think that's a perfect place to end and say read Erin Brockovich is Superman not coming. It's our national water crisis. What people can do about it? The podcast is podcast one apple. It Superman dot coming. That's the name of the podcast. Car So. People can do about coming up with the PA you're. excited. About. I'm excited about a whole lot of stuff coming up on the PODCAST. So I've got. Bad Ass MOMS. That's the ones I'm telling Ya give me the greatest satisfaction. Police for MOMS to. Bring. Their. Causes. And we do and there's a lot of them and the MOMS that are up against Duke, energy and Don Chapman and all the situation happening in. Saint Louis Missouri bombs in Thailand oxy Kansas I don't want dyson dumping their shit, my water and affecting my they ran around on a rail my inspiration I become their biggest cheerleader. Do not think that I'm a one off. I am you. You're me we're all together right Dr drew these bad ass MOMS. They're everywhere they're they're they're finding their voice. They're on the rise. They're the ones to watch and I am telling you I will cheer them on all day. Long Fall Erin.
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"I may be all kinds of atop but. I still love who I am and I'm want to believe in who I am and guess what nobody can do that for me except me. And this is what I have found. Amazing about MOMS in has been a voice for a long time that whether we've expected mom to be everything or expected mom just because she's moms she doesn't go beyond that MOMS do know everything anyway my mother did she is in the back of her head she would know things that I didn't even know and. I don't know but I've said it before there's this my wizard of Oz theory Dr, drew okay I'm re. Assessed with is not the movie. It's the book a and L Frank Bomb writing the book the wizard of Oz that led to the film he wrote the book as a way to teach his children the power of individualism. And Thinking for oneself in a world that would increasingly start speaking for them, and this was at the pre hiding the industrial revolution. There's a whole political allegory to wizard I'm sure. So very pop that fascinates me and Dorothy is the girl next door. She's all of this on a journey to find her life as we know. The tornado happens and in the book in the Political Allegory, the tornado is representation of disruption. In. DC. and. So here she lands from the Tornado. The House lands on the citizens who are angry. If he knows all of the yellow brick road, they're pissed and they tell her to follow that yellow brick road, which is follow the money. Interest because they've been tormented absolutely and so the yellow brick road is about the gold standard follow the path of money. So here's Dorothy every girl next door on a journey to find her life. She meets the scarecrow scarecrows a representation of the American farmer. And everyone thought at that time he had no brain because they were buying the farmland. So. We've got every day girl next door. We've got the American farmer. Then she meets the Tin Man Representation of industry sure who lost his heart. Because of how he was treated. And I'm looking at all these things that God that sounds familiar God that sounds familiar and then they meet the cowardly lion whose representation of l frank bombs best friend William Brian's JENNING. Running for president known for his fiery rhetoric but had no courage. So here they go on the yellow brick road to find the wizard. Wizard anybody I every day I. Ask myself who they are. And where you are these ideas that we have, that will be the ones to fix it or save us. On the journey they got put to sleep. By the wicked witch who didn't want them finding out the truth I've always found that interested that they got to put to sleep in the poppy field. And I look at us today and I'm like were we asleep have we been comfortable or complacent though the derivative of the poppy is literally putting us to sleep absolutely dying and is there a moment that's happening? We're we're waking up you know the moral of the story. They get there. They find out there is no wizard but guess what they learned and this is the message that I've. I've learned myself. I've seen communities wake up to and I think were happening. It's happening right now. That we the people. We have a heart. We got a brain. Find Courage. And we can get things back. We can find our way home. And I truly believe that if we start to believe in ourselves again and we have to learn that nobody can do that for you. You are going to have to do for yourself I. Think we're a little lost on where home is to. You feeling. Every person, what's you know? Metaphorically Dorothy is going home. Where would you be going this planet and I think that the planet is in peril we all see it. We are facing climate change You can call it whatever you want. We have climate conditions changing more hurricanes, role watching California burn. We're in a drought it's hotter. We have more polluted water and I believe our home. Is Planet. And it is imperil. As well. It's interesting the whole struggle with water and the environmental. L. Issues I was very involved in it back in the seventies and then ran guy date us. Well, I'll tell you which way to hear the issues. Then it was acid rain. which we solve GMO's essentially. And dams ruining the ecosystems of and algae blooms from phosphates gonNA come on land but was a it was we declared never. We'd gone past the point of no return and there was no way to bring things back and that was when Lake Michigan look like a dumb. If you remember that home period and we made a back, we made back and now we're gonNA much more pro. I'm glad you bring that up because I start in the book in the sixties when I was growing up. Yes I will date myself I'm actually sixty now with four grandchildren, but in the sixties you know. The River was on fire. Okay. I don't know. How? We are. So I don't know how I'm still here having this fricken conversation written this book after everything that went on in Hinkley and how we're not better and I I understand what you're. You're saying here this is overwhelming and sometimes I can't even deal with it anymore. But to your point. We are inherently great. We're just not solution driven. We have every reason to jump in here and start correcting course it can be done and I find that hopeful I find bad s mom's on the rise hopeful find the fact that that we're in a shift and. There's this disruption is here. It doesn't have to be gloom and Doom I. Think it's can break open that bridge if you will of us to find a way to get to some of these issues and actually. Work Towards, the? Solution. So terms of hitting one's head against the wall I am someone. Hitting my head I it's not environmentalist I've been very I can't stand the homeless situation because these are all. Patients on the street and dying, and so as a clinician located, just I can't. I can't get up everyday and I just drives me out of my mind but I been banging my.
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"You get that movement one plus one thousand or more, and that makes a huge difference that's the collective. Talk to me about what do you think moms earth thinking today. About the drinking water, but we're mom's a kind of. Need to be heard. Do need to hurt and I think that they are and they're they're starting to find their voice. You know knowledge is power and I see every single time when Hannibal we talked about the perfect example and by the way this happens in most all of the communities we don't see the big picture Dr drew. We think Hinckley's a one off you know. But if if you see the big picture and you realize it's all of us, they all kind of start waking up at the same time and they've already felt that frustration but in Hannibal they reached out to us, they had lead levels in some spots in the distribution system higher than flint. So, we mobilized on the ground with them and we educated them on what was happening. It was adding ammonia to the system. They were eager to learn willing to learn, and they made it their business now to understand ammonia. leaching the lead a what happens when you add the ammonia to the system it renders chlorination less effective. We see more legionnaire outbreaks, you get caustic water, and if you have lead pipes, it causes the pipes to crowed and pit, and then the lead and iron and manganese will precipitate. So, they went door to door the educated the town they made it their job they were making progress they decided you know what more can we do? Well, one of them ran for city council and one allows great. So we're seeing MOM's on the rise that way with getting involved and not being afraid to get involved in running for city council we're seeing more and more women hundred twenty six now are going to be in the House of Representatives in Congress congresswoman. And getting involved and many of them, their moms, and so in. Hannibal Missouri, they're just like Oh hell. Now we're GONNA make this our job. So one one on city council they did a referendum put it out to vote ammonia yes or no town have been educated vote. Now while I'm happy to March twenty twenty, they have led free water they didn't wait for something magic goal or superman come flat behind the curtain and come down to Hannibal and fix it. They did it. And I, think that's an important message. Imagine if every community did what they didn't Hannibal. And multiple communities in every state, you would actually start solving some of our water issues. Imams are pissed because it's affecting children and we are seeing. Health issues related to environmental problems. In children and moms are going to have it and and the water is a metaphor for many many other. Threatening you know I'm so glad you said that what I've learned water is the metaphor we are water if you peel back the layers of this book and the environment. It's amazing how you find yourself more. You can hear yourself and that voice and find that strength. And illnesses of children and environmental disasters. Mom Peel back those layers and they get to the core of who they are, what is the update on Flint so not in the news regulator man well. Settled for six hundred, million dollars to the lawsuit was going and I don't. That will help to the future you know flint the families especially, children will be scarred for a lifetime from that. They are making some progress. It's better. They're not there yet. They got the settlement behind them. And I think they'll start moving forward. Much quicker but we have to remember you know the news is sensational rate in. I don't know what it is. I miss. It's I, shudder to even use the word that call it news and I call it anymore but we never follow Back up anything on what's happened to these people. And they are a perfect example they stay together as a group, the MOMS band together they were there for the children Dr Mona was available. So all aspects of the collective started to work together for their one issue they've made good progress, but I'll tell you the wheels of justice do spin. So slowly it took six years and they've been going through hell for six years but they had that power of what I call stick toot of nests, and that's your sense of follow through that is your dogged determined persistance obligation born of Stubbornness Most bombs are like that. Do you as you think about other issues that are sort of worthy of similar sorts of focus to what you've done with water. Are there other things that sort of come to mind for you? Well whatever your causes you have to have the right tools to fight. I've been a foot soldier if you will on the ground diversity back and forth and have learned a lot and maybe this is there something we sort of drill on that a little bit if you could Br-, give us some of that just sort of procedural stuff that learned because most of us like, uh, changing the government. Army I love Oh my our ever. Where would I start other than getting together with other people you start with yourself? That's where the biggest change occurs of all, and that's what I've seen in these communities and it was the same growth process I had and the wisdom that you can capture along the way. You know if you just keep hitting your head against the wall on wall. Everyone, I watched them I watch the light. Komo. Inform they kind of start backing up and they take a look at themselves. He almost have to give self permission. To like yourself to forgive yourself a, we are imperfect I learned to brace my vulnerability. Of dyslexia in it actually became my gift. And getting noises out of your head. That is the biggest problem we doubt ourselves. I tell people on my keynotes. The only person standing in your way of your perception of success and being heard is yourself And oftentimes were looking for you know what I figured out Dr Really longtime ago. Lightning prince charming snot coming either. While male. Good. Problem. So but the point being is this is a journey of self discovery and I have always found. My space that self discovery is in connection with the environment. where I can go walk beach. Just sit outside and listen to the wind rustling around. Where I can Hear. My thoughts. Hear Myself. Think find a space of you know..
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Lawrence staying. Lawrence Sixty, five years. Do they work with university now or no? They've passed both passed. When you were growing up? Yes. So my well, my dad as a mechanical engineer, he worked for Citigroup. He ultimately retired from the Department of Transportation as a regional manager for Department of Transportation. My mom stayed at Ku and ended up as. Acting Director of the Kalem Nice Association and so she used to write and edit for the magazine. So mom was always buzzing around. Both my parents understood something. I could be different as as I was they taught me that doesn't mean you're inferior and they didn't put the label on me. But. They said if if your self esteem. And that belief in yourself that you're different so what own it? Forgive yourself for not being perfect because nobody is that if that stayed intact, I would be okay in law school did use any special techniques to then go to las. No. Why would I want to be a lawyer? I can't even say liar half the time. Always teasing the law. You talk like one. Because I've been around too long. To. Always. Used to go to law school and I'm like, no I like being with the people and oftentimes they won't talk to an attorney because they're uncomfortable because they think I don't know the law, you know the laws. There's so much about the law and so many laws that are antiquated outdated can be challenged I. think a new exciting time for US coming into law because they'll be the ones that will start to change some things. NEW Thing I I'm definitely because there's some laws that are in say, are you kidding me? There's laws and policies that are horribly antiquated to there to areas that that that I see just regions of law that are just ridiculous and giving us everything bad that we can just look at our window and see behold behold. One is the easy one for me is all the laws around helping people with brain diseases. You're not allowed to help them in lead to clean up their feces if they don't want you to. which is. If if the person that dementia with the same symptoms and you didn't help them, you're guilty of elder abuse but if you have schizophrenia with the exact same symptom profile or you can't can't go near. Me Once you get those people in treatment, they are pissed. Me Out of the street. Like. What You're doing and so those laws are bizarre and they are and you know we became a country of laws and everything that we did for law back in the day was all good and well meaning. But you what we're different society today we know or to. Leave these things we can do more. These laws aren't applicable to today. You know what always amazes me back to flint the lead and copper rule because most people like what was the leading copper rule? Well. Let copper rule was started back with Safe Drinking Water Act, and it basically says you can test for lead in your system once every four years. Every four years and you can average your samples while so like over twelve years or something, you can average over that testing period for the person with the high numbers at the end of the line is never going to know right because you could average the numbers. This. There's there's laws that almost make you pause and think, can we talk about this in the book? Is this by design? So you don't find information is it could have been. Might have been people involved in the process of making those laws who had? So maybe it worked then but that kind of law doesn't apply today we're completely different society. We've got all these. You know lead contaminations I mean flint is one of hundreds. It's ridiculous Dan Kildee jumped in and did a really good job on reforming. The lead and copper here's the thing we have an opportunity to look at laws and policies that don't work anymore. And how we can reform them make them better more applicable. What is happening state-by-state? Does that need to be state by state or federal federal laws and their state law. So the other thing in addition to the conservative and all that stuff I was talking about that needs to changes in the general category immunity granted to politicians and law enforcement officers. So when I hear people chanting for Justice, I just think known as that's the that's the system as it operates unless you change. because. We four people die in the streets Los Angeles every day from homelessness, and you can't hold the politicians accountable for them. People are being shot all this. What all the unrest is about people being killed in seemingly no justice to the the person pulling the trigger. But. That is the justice system doing what it does unless you change the laws. Correct and I think that. That's a whole lot of frustration in the overspill that you're saying today it was bound to come and it happened and they've maybe tried or been told they can't or just experienced like we've talked about that whole putting the doubt on someone and this is we talked about this in superman coming and this is what bad ass moms do we. Suzanne boothby. And I. I've this is a compilation of my my work over twenty years. So it's talking with the MOMS. Again, Roberta Walker and what happened to the ladies and Hannibal Missouri and the MOMS and tongue. Anoxia Kansas they ran Tyson out on a rail to a waterkeeper poop Kinsky who through just the power of observation changed things in stopped people from getting sick and so when I say we, you know it's always a collective I talk about logic leverage and loyalty logic or common sense. We've moved away from that moms are real good at it. They know leverage that's often seems to be dirty word. It's a great word in Prince mathematically one plus one equals two. But when you leverage your community and.
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Twitter at Erin Brockovich. And the podcast tell me about that. Emily excited to be doing that I will tell you. A little harder than I thought odds are interesting. Are They are interesting and you know I? I don't tend to be one that has an ego and I thought Oh this'll be fun and I know how to talk and I can jump right in and do it Yeah. No. Is it is it are you? Interviewing of other people that without yeah. So it superman is not coming and so it's Interviewing a Lotta people I opened up with Senator Boxer. She's such a trailblazer. You know MOMS are on the rise I back mom's all day long especially in the environmental arena they oftentimes know what's going on that they're pushed off their message so and then I had Kim Cook from the environmental working group, and so it's going to be in between. Environmental Politics politicians leaders involved in that ought involved in that. S Mom all day long like that. I like that it's funny. I just something I'm going to have you interpret something that caught my attention I didn't know what to do with the second. which before I say that though all you gotTa do is ask questions about what you're interested. If they say something that interests you just basket that's that's your job. That's it. Yeah just interested. Interested in. At the. Should be no harder than just being interested in whoever you? I appreciate that I usually am too but it was you know one of those things you hear your voice back like. You try to change your tone that kind of stop or. When I try to be like you know I wonder how be really strategic and have everything is like I just totally. Just have to be you. Yes. But you still feel, I don't know got a mike in your face. You hear your voice like I. It's true there there is. There is this observing part of what you're hearing, but don't let that deter you for just being interested in president. That's. That's really key very present because you're always thinking maybe what to ask Ness and my mind you know somebody will say set on my being shoot right over here and I'm grew I need to come back. But. I'm really happy to do it again it's called Superman snot coming. So back to the VAT ass MOMS so so Dana Bash is that her name on CNN? She. Reacted reacted emotionally on TV I just stayed with me as a moment where she was talking about Melania trump speech and she said and she in Dana Bash was talking about she goes. But when she said to your MOM's out there I I, wanted to hear something really listening and I thought there's something profound in that that MOMS need to get together or there's something mom's getting or I Just, caught my attention that there's something in that that we need to pay attention to I, think they get it and they're everywhere starting from my involvement in. Single mom but that's what piqued my curiosity. This was my children. So as a mom that sense of. Wonderment or fear of protecting my child kicked into gear Roberta Walker was the mom out in include that spoke up we share throughout the book with you all these communities that rose up it's MOMS. We could talk about Flint Michigan. It was a mom the first person that contacted me were going there. I, there's something that occurred to me is that. A African. American. Women are an extremely powerful group of people and I would argue. I've no business argument anything pertain. So community I'm not a memorable images from this looking as historical sweep. Man It is the strength of African American women putting everything on their back that Africans survived slavery. Then that not to diminish what the man did but but it just seems to be the women just just take it on. The do they feel deeply heart? Yes. They have empathy things get in there got. Put on their back and they just take absolutely you're. Going to wow, no one ever gives them a chance that I don't think people acknowledge that. And we they own it and you know that's one thing that knocks a lot of I've seen. It have moms for twenty plus years throughout my career they they see it they know it they own it the often come to me, and we send the book they're looking for permission what they're looking for support. But when they get into community and that sort of MOMS generally mons generally when they get into the community and they get the pushback, you know I grew up with the push back I recognized it, and he and I'm like Oh. My Gosh I'm not alone it's the. Don't be a crazy mother Joe. Don't think that's going on. It's it's not the water and it becomes a moment where you question yourself. Am I crazy and then you have to go with nine that already the already busy taking inventories on themselves and what their faces look. So as soon as somebody puts it back on them, they're okay. Well, lackey my head again that's that's shifting is that something we blame in the male patriarchy or are women is guilty as men of pushing back on MOM'S Hard question. Resort to know generally the MOMS start getting pissy when they have a sense that their child's been harmed. They've learned something that a child is being poisoned or a neighbor or a family member, and so I think it's when they start speaking out about those issues. That's where the pushback comes from for a whole host of reasons politically doesn't want to everywhere everywhere. Companies don't want you to know we can't blame this on the male. Patriarchy? Except that, it's our thing we created all this so to speak, but yet comes from. That's what it seems like to me to comes from every corner. It does and for a whole host of reasons and I've heard it all don't say anything you'll damage our property value. Well, here's one thing I've talked about constantly happened to me in Hinckley it threw me for a little bit of a loop. I was more prepared for hand cleaner than I. Than I consciously knew subconsciously maybe things were going on just because of how I was raised but I gotTA. You're not a doctor you're not a lawyer you're not a scientist you're not a politician and I'm like Oh. Here we go again with the label. So you're going to put me in a box because I'm not this I can't do what speak out and I might have to be any of that to be human and to tell you what I see is wrong. I'm feeling what is wrong I'm present here and really getting rooted in that. You said how you were raised how were you raised? Why have a learning disability I'm a dyslexic interest. So very early in my life I was judged labeled perceived put in the box I don't like it in their Dr do. Just don't, and here's the thing none of us do. There's so many labeling in judgment calls going on it's ridiculous Gary She and Adam. Get into this. I could imagine that they would share. The SEROTA. We we did. We did the same issue. And I think it's just a message that I've learned over twenty years i. I'm not alone at all and many mothers especially in the communities as they're rising, they've experienced the same thing. A loan and then I had great mom and Dad, my mom taught me the value of stick to Tunis. She was always my cheerleader. Born and raised in Lawrence Kansas. Oh. Right. The three jobs engineer. Mama's a teeder. She was journalist geology major at one time was a teacher. Would they were they all University of Kansas or this? Both of them work there at mom my mom's from Oklahoma. My Dad was from Kansas they met at the University of Kansas through their sorority and fraternity and just stayed in..
"erin brockovich" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
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"erin brockovich" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
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"erin brockovich" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"In at one point do they make that phone call to Erin Brockovich? Day can't call. Time keeping that so is it? That go back. And remember in the book it sets if you're looking for. Permission. To Act, you're going to get it from me. And what you're really looking for is support I will give. Goto a neighbor initiate that first movement and start getting that collective in that support with you. I talk all the time and I believe this from the bond, my heart I go to bed at night and I think what is it I to give to people that they can have so they know I teach about logic leverage votes and lots. Logic. Set commonsense stay where but and I get that. From Kansas, I was outside playing on a hot summer night in the air became a precedent tornado sirens went up I you. I didn't all the weather channel series at four or five and new to move to save stay with that leverage is joining your community. The collective is amazing. One one it was too but. In principle of leverage one plus one to be a thousand or more you'll be hurt loyalty stay trudy or pause stature your stick to it at this I think of it as a super bowl right seat got the ball and you get hit knocked down for yards. You don't throw volunteered long off you out of the state and what are you doing get back up? The ball backup. Run, your information and you'll rush sixty yards but be prepared for pushbacks into go the long haul. Up once they're help their fight in that community for six years that stick tooted nece and ultimately Larry and we've all forgotten. I. Do not wake up every day and I don't think you do or most of still born of divisiveness and hate we need all ask ourselves what are wise and why we're getting up every day. Because, we love our family we love health we love the water. Will we love our homes? Yes we love going to work. We Love paycheck. We love sending our kids to college. We love and WANNA be here to watch your daughter walked down the aisle your son get married. These are things that motivate us. who very well said and Even, when we criticize and we protest when we fight is because we love this country, you know we wanted to be better who went to live up to that. Promise you know I I tell you we when we get in about and we're seeing happen you. I have hope I'm like, yes. Well. That's Great I. Love that you have hope and I tell you guys this Aaron. Thank you so much for being on the show I just want to tell everybody it. I'm in this category that's why I'm saying this is there's a lot of people that say man, I, wish I had more information about some of the super where do I get that information like there's so many places this is the book you guys. It's all in one place. Superman is back coming Erin Brockovich as it all out she's like no. It's right here chapter one, chapter two I'll tell you everything you need to know and it's very well done. Aaron keep fighting the fight you're an inspiration to so many people boo I. Think I think you so much for what you do it. Really really. Really Cool. Labor of last, and it was never about me is always all of us. The two headed fraud just started everything. That, day. That's true. Right. You actually saw two headed Friday angering water. Oh yeah and animals cover was four and five hundred. Is still had people telling me you never sought I'm Mike..
'Dark Waters' casts Mark Ruffalo as the crusading lawyer who toppled DuPont
"About another good still is the new film Todd Haynes who I think is just a tremendous filmmaker and this film called dark waters it's kind of an Erin Brockovich hi story about corporate malfeasance specifically about do Poland's dumping chemicals into war the water supply back in the late nineties I missed the mark Ruffalo as a lawyer who is defense lawyer for local company but gets wind of some terrible goings on and despite the actually dupont for what they've been doing and this is kind of an ongoing case that that have been involved in the last twenty years and it's one of those procedural kind of dog then if the small guy working against big eagle company to uncover you know you lies and cover up and if you like that kind of stuff that very seventy didn't feel and the way it shot and I like that one a lot yeah but do pot was down there by Pennsylvania they could just hired that Irishman go yeah it's seven in West Virginia hello okay they still he was going to go in and straighten a guy out there would've been the end of that so that would mean the
The new shows to watch and the ones to skip
"As usual we wrap things up with the critics corner this week's new arrivals include undone on Amazon unbelievable on Net flicks and American Horror Story Nineteen eighty-four on FX Dan. What's cooking well? I if I had not seen American Horror Story Nineteen eighty-four as if I have said many times I'm looking forward to watching the first few episodes and quitting as usual but I can't tell you if it's better or worse than usual fortunately though there are actually a lot of things things to watch this week and really the main new releases are all pretty good to very good. Unbelievable is Netflix exes this I would say it is complementary to mind hunter. It is to some degree. It's the story of two detectives played by Merit Weaver in Toni Collette investigating a serial rape case. There's also a story line involving Caitlyn deavere as one of the victims potentially of the same serial rapist. Maybe maybe not it is intense and it sounds like it is unpleasant to watch or could could be unpleasant to watch. It is less wallowing than it could be. I would say that the creators Suzanne grants who wrote Erin Brockovich among other things is the primary creator along with a let Waldman and Michael Chaban and it has a really good grasp of tone. It never goes to dark. It has is very good insight into the criminal investigative process what works what doesn't sometimes it's even funny and that has a lot to do with the fact that Moore Weaver in Tony any clutter just wonderful together. It's based on a Pulitzer Prize winning propublica article and I could honestly watch multiple seasons of this or up Toni Collette Leadin Merit Weaver being awesome Caitlyn deavere also awesome. I thought the eighth episode of the eighth. Maybe is a drop in quality. Maybe a little bit more contrived and conventional conventional than the first seven but it's an impressive piece of economical and powerful storytelling then undone which sounds like it should be right. They're also alphabetically which is very important comes from a Raphael Bob Wax Bergen keep purdy who have worked together on Bo Jack Horseman on Netflix. This one is on an Amazon and it is a twisty turny wrote a scoped story about a young woman who becomes unstuck in time and reality after a car the accident and her father voiced by Bob Odenkirk actually played by Bob Odenkirk because that's how wrote a scope works tells her that she has the power to help. nope basically solve the mystery of his death or murder. Main character is played by Rosa Salazar who people will know maybe from alita battle angel or for man seeking woman. She's she's very good. It is not as funny or Quirky as Beau Jack Horsemen but is is visually magnificent the the the rotor scoping technology and the work done by director his Co.. Housing is is stunning to look at. I didn't care about the murder mystery really at all but I love watching this this is this is such a beautiful show to watch and sometimes it's funny. Sometimes it has some big thoughts in its mind. It's Jerry Interesting Are you gonNa Watch either of those two this weekend direction. I actually just started binging elites. I'm probably going to finish that and then I'm hopefully to watch some baseball this weekend. I'm hopefully going to sit out by the pool. That all sounds good if you need a little bit more TV I can also to some degree. Recommend showtimes murderer on the by you. Showtime is getting into the same true. Crime miniseries extended storytelling market that netflix dominated that obviously Amazon has done some. I'm working. A bunch of folks have done it. It's about the investigation into the deaths of young women in a single Louisiana small town. It is full of rather rather mind boggling details miscarriages of justice. It is absolutely difficult to watch. It's a Lotta graphic. Talk about you know people selling their bodies is selling their souls and smoking crack with their parents but it is you're trying to do right there. It doesn't look like it's that exciting small town so apparently you gotta do what you gotTa do it is harrowing but sometimes gripping and mind boggling to watch a lot of pretty good TV to watch this weekend. I would say so there. You
"erin brockovich" Discussed on The goop Podcast
"Now, let's get to a lease and Erin Brockovich. So everyone who's listening probably knows your name has seen the movie God, I love I that is one of my favorite movies of all time. I have to say how cow when you wash that. Or you like this is actually what happened. Yes. Well, first of all, you know, my running joke is I always say, hi, Erin Brockovich. Julia. Will your as beautiful as Jillian? Well, that's really nice of you to say. She's she's lovely. But thank you for saying that. You know? I don't think we ever really thought the film would happen. Carla shamburg who is one of the executive producers would always tell me, you know, a lot of times we buy scripts in ever happen and they sit on a shelf. So it is really went about my business working, but things started to clip along really quickly and when Stephen soda were got involved, and then we're all kinda like well who are going to play these roles and Ed nice to have a conversation about it. And he said, I don't care who it is long as it's not Julia Roberts, which I still laugh at why he said her boobs weren't big enough in her mouth wasn't foul enough. It was never going to happen. So when I got the phone call that was Julia Roberts. I I was dying laughing. I couldn't get a hold of Ed fast enough. I was like Nina guests who it is. And so back to your question about, you know, it's accuracy after the film was made. It was at an eye and each of our spouses that saw the movie before anyone else. And so Ed was kind of watching. Ching Jew is role. I was watching ED's role. We were both kind of just astounded..
"erin brockovich" Discussed on The goop Podcast
"Creatives founders, therapists and healers, I'll take turns interviewing mentors and friends, and my chief content officer release Lunen will interview many more people who look up to hear goop. I think you're gonna like hearing from a lease. And I hope you'll learn something from every guest we have on the podcast. I know I always do elisa's guest today is the real Erin Brockovich Aaron is one of the most inspiring women of our time. Her story goes way beyond the movie, and she still working as a consumer, advocate and environmental activists today. At least got to ask Erin about how she became a rebel in a fighter and we're hoping it rubs off on us. But when people stop. Believing that somebody's got your back or Superman's coming which I really think for a long long time. I mean, I can look back on my family. My upbringing the fifties. Sixties seventies. How we believed in government and all the officials and that they would never tell us ally. As that starts to unravel. We turn to ourselves. And that's where you become empowered. Get to release Aaron just a second. I believe that when women turn forty we get what I call a software upgrade, we tend to stop caring so much about what other people think we have more wisdom than when we were younger or finally comfortable in our skin and were able to speak our minds being forty is different now than it was for our grandmothers, and even our mothers, we're living in a time when we can redefine what this phase of femininity means there used to be a perception that after forty it was all downhill, but I think the opposite is true life after forty is an incredibly exciting time when I think women really step into their power. And it's also a time when you might experience mood.
Albert Finney, Julia Roberts And Brockovich discussed on KNX Midday News with Brian Ping
"Until next year. British actor Albert Finney has died is five. Oscar nominations included, four best actor nods and won for best supporting actor opposite. Julia Roberts in Erin. Brockovich has an only if you find all the evidence to back this up do it. I'll take it is his family says he died after a short illness
British actor Albert Finney dies at 82
"Five-time Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has passed away at the age of eighty two after a short illness. His big film break came as a quote, angry young man in the movie Saturday night and Sunday morning back in the nineteen sixties and he went on to star in such films as Tom Jones murder on the Orient Express. Anne, Erin, Brockovich and sky fall. So truly a big loss for British cinema cinema fans everywhere today murder on the Orient Express, one of my favorite films of all time. Really? Oh god. That's such a wonderful period
A look at some of the Russian officials hit by US sanctions
"Jenkins this newscast brought to you by pies zano italian restaurant new sanctions have been levied against russians connected to vladimir putin twenty four russian people have been sanctioned including oligarchs and government officials these are high ranking people one of them all at dera pasta he's an aluminum magnate and a billionaire he's connected to former trump campaign chairman on manafort and his partner rick gates both of whom were indicted in the muller probe looking into potential collusion of the trump campaign with russia correspondent michelle kosinski accused murderer matthew chavez went before a judge in albuquerque yesterday he was sentenced to three years for his conviction on robbery charges that stemmed from the february two thousand sixteen hold up other cricket wireless store on real bravo is going to serve the three years when his sentence for a robbery and oklahoma's over jarvis faces murder charges in the death of twenty four four year old tyler lackey who was killed at an atm in southeast albuquerque also in february two thousand sixteen his trial in that case set for this coming september gas prices in new mexico jumped twenty six cents a gallon in the past month there are a couple of reasons as daniel armbruster with aaa new mexico higher demand a switchover to summer gasoline blends those two things combined have really started driving prices up and it's not just in new mexico where we're seeing prices rise we're seeing this all across the united states the statewide average in new mexico went up a nickel in the past week to two fifty nine a gallon citizens in texas community are worried about their water and organized effort in the dallas suburbs of frisco and plano has caught the attention of a famed environmentalist erin brockovich is speaking with north texans and water quality experts about concerns that the water tastes like chlorine experts say the water is safe to drink but brockovich says conversation about improvements need to happen or not here to sue wire company everybody wants safe water let's make that our job brockovich says two years ago sixty people at north texas reached out to her the next year or a few hundred it now several hundred thousand clayton neville dallas i'm ed hartley and i'm judith jenkins on ninety four point five fm and am seven seventy newsradio k k o b rush limbaugh is next at ten a grab your job it.