35 Burst results for "Executive Director"
In the 'Shout at Cancer Choir,' No Voice Boxes Needed
"Their voice boxes to cancer have formed, acquire a new documentary profiles them and Stephanie O'Neill reports. Subject way, starting here on it. What? What? In this scene of the new documentary. Can you hear my voice? Members of the shouted cancer choir in the UK warm up before a sold out concert at London's historic Tabernacle Theater, Andrew All right, there are no velvety voice crooners in this bunch. All have undergone Lear inject Amis or voice box removal to treat cancer. Procedure leaves them breathing through a surgically created hole in the front of the neck. And they require a voice prosthesis to speak. Did what do you want? You want you? Thank you. Requires a brainchild of Dr Thomas More's an ear, nose and throat specialist and lifelong singer Wars is executive director of Shout at Cancer, a London based support and rehab group. For Larry Inject me patients. I'll remember quite well. When I first suggested, Let's form a choir. There is former with laughter and surprise and this belief It just seemed ridiculous that you would expect with people with no voice boxes to stand up and sing in a coId. That's Sarah Boden Evans. She's one of a handful of choir members who share their personal cancer journey with Pasadena filmmaker Bill Brummel himself aware injected me patient. The Peabody Award winning an Emmy nominated documentarian lost his voice box in 2016. I couldn't imagine How I wouldn't work. After Larry injected me. I couldn't imagine walking around in public with a hole in my neck. Liz Summers is a speech and language therapist for shouted cancer. The voice is a really essential part off who we are and how we express ourselves. And there's an enormous sense of loss that can occur when somebody loses their their natural voice of the voice they had before speaking through the tiny
Choosing the Right Nonprofit Business Model With Rinku Sen
"Rinku sen is a writer. Social justice strategist. She is formerly the executive director of race forward and was publisher of their award. Winning news site color lines under her leadership race forward generated some of the most impactful racial justice successes of recent years including drop. The i word it compan- from media outlets to stop referring to immigrants as illegal resulting in the associated press usa today the l. a. times and many more outlets changing their practice she was also the architect of the shattered families report which identified the number of kids in foster care whose parents had been deported. Her books stir it up and the accidental. American sierra is a model of community organizing that integrates a political analysis of race gender class poverty sexuality and other systems as a consultant rinku has worked on narrative and political strategy with numerous organizations at foundations including policy link. The aclu and the nathan cummings foundation. She serves on numerous boards including the women's march where she co president and the foundation for national progress publisher of mother jones magazine. And i don't even think we've told folks what you do today so rinku. Thank you so much for joining us for helping me think through. I'm glad you're here and welcome. Thank you so much joe. It's a real thrill to talk with you today. So and well actually. You just listened to me for the last several minutes so the goal here is to get you talking so i re as i read your bio. I realized that we actually didn't talk about what you do today. So you wanna you wanna give folks sense of that. The new adventure. You're on now. Sure i in early december. I became the executive director of narrative initiative. Which is an organization that puts different kinds of creative people together to make interventions In the big stories we tell and live into so We do a lot of work with right now. The green new deal network to help them. Think through what what kinds of messages and frames they need to move out until the world that will build support for progressive policies and we We also provide a ghost writing service for grassroots organizations. That need help getting things written.
Vernon Jordan Shares Experiential Nuggets on Business, Civil Rights
"Vernon jordan. Junior has been called the rosa parks of american business born on august fifteenth nineteen thirty five in atlanta georgia. Jordan is a civil rights. Icon business consultant influential. Powerbroker jordan is a graduate of depaul university way earned a political science degree in nineteen fifty seven and howard university. School of law. Never want to sit on the sideline and nineteen fifty one. He helped desegregate colleges and universities in georgia from one thousand nine hundred sixty one to nineteen sixty three. He was the field secretary. For the national association. For the advancement of colored people in georgia and nineteen seventy jordan became executive director of the united negro college fund and nineteen seventy-one. He became president of the national urban league. He held that position for ten years on may twenty ninth. Jordan was shot and seriously wounded outside. The hotel in fort wayne indiana. This incident became the first story covered by cnn. And as we all know by now join me. Came close confidant and political advisor to president. Bill clinton this past spring. Jordan was a keynote speaker at the summit on race in america held at the lbj presidential library on the campus of the university of texas at austin. The following is an expert of that reason. Tation now let me explain to situation. You are in with me this morning. And i can only explain it by telling you a true story. I'm a member of the african methodist episcopal. Church all my life. And that was this young pastor who just graduated from seminar and the bishop assigned him to a church and a small town in georgia to begin his pastoral ministry
Interview: Cutting Edge Cloud Native, an Expert's Perspective
"Alright listeners. I'm here with the cd foundations tracing miranda to talk about cloud native technology. Hello tracy how are you hi kana. I'm great thanks so much for having meets my pleasure to be here unfetter. So what is your background with. Cloudy technologies see. Executive director of the continuous liberty foundation to that organization has its mission to increase the world's capacity to deliver it with speed and security and increasingly today that means our continuous delivery in the context of cloud native and in particular to our founding projects of the foundation are cloud native oriented projects so Tectonics and jenkins x. up both Technology in the space looking to see how we can deliver software more effectively with cloud. Native technologies As sort of right up the alley of what. I'm trying to get to today. So what makes an application or a service cloud native. What does cloudy of mean in this aspect. Yeah well the the kind of over-simplification Sometimes people district. That is kuban eighties. That's come to be synonymous these days with cloud native but in general it really is about using the cloud. Well so having this. Next generation of cloud usage which has the ability to do like real elastic scaling so being able to scale horizontally vertically and just bringing about this ability to to use the cloud really well and get to that ideal of kind of limitless compute
Cyber Security Cloud Assurances for State and Local Governments
"Everyone this. Is allan shark and welcome to another episode of shark bites where we have some really great conversations with tech leaders across the country. This morning is no exception. We're going to be talking with leah. Mcgrath who is the executive director of a new group called state ramp so laya. Welcome to the program thank you. It's a pleasure to be with you. Allen great well i have been kind of an observer of fed ramp and i know there's a connection which we're going to get to but we always start with. How did you get to where you are. We're fascinated in this program with careers and some people's a straight line. I wanted to be this. Got there others like me and others. We've interviewed it's like the weirdest route but it all makes sense when you look back to tell us. How did she get to where you were when you woke up one morning. Did you wanna be like the doctor. The lawyer the airline pilot or heading a major technology initiative. That's right Such a great question. And i would say my path has been like a scribbler line on a paper so i don't know that i repeat it and certainly didn't predict it but i graduated from pretty diversity and i actually started their in engineering and then came out with all sorts of different degrees In communication and and political science and had a real passion for public policy. So i guess this is the world of technology in public policy coming together for me with state ramp but have spent the last twenty years working in or around state and local government. Most recently served for about five years as deputy mayor for the city of fishers indiana at a time that we were transitioning from town to a city and in the last decade between working with the city Also worked with the municipal league here in indiana and the state of indiana on mod modernization efforts. So i kept finding myself back in technology whether it was. How do we delivered digital service for constituents. How do we protect that. And how do we modernized. And continually do more so Having a chance to be a part of the state ramp initiative for the past year has just been I i feel very very fortunate to have had a chance to be a part of it to learn from her steering committee members to now be launching state ramp here today
Jury convicts former chairwoman of Montana Native Women’s Coalition
"A federal jury has convicted. The former chairwoman of montana nonprofit of false claims wire fraud and theft from a receiving federal funding yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas has more meredith. Mcconnell is the most recent former staff member and leader within the montana native women's coalition to be convicted of misusing federal grant funds to benefit herself and others. The coalition's former executive director cheryl lawrence and ex board member barbara day chief pleaded guilty to stealing funding from the coalition earlier. This year the montana native women's coalition seeks to support native american victims of sexual and domestic abuse the montana. Us attorneys office argued that over a four month period in two thousand seventeen. Mcconnell is responsible for the mishandling of more than ten percent of the nonprofits grant funds. Mcconnell pleaded not guilty to all charges claiming her signature was forged on a number of incriminating documents following the federal jury's conviction mcconnell faces a maximum of twenty years in prison a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar fine and three years of supervised release. She has not yet been sentenced for national aid of news reporting for montana. I'm caitlyn
San Jose Community Organizes Foot Patrols To Protect Asian Elders
"In San Jose's Japantown have started civilian foot patrols to prevent violence against older Asian Americans. It's one of the many cities that have started such community watches over the last year. From member station KQED Additive and the moody reports. San Jose Police began upping its patrols of Japan Town and Little Saigon months ago, but it wasn't enough for local residents to feel safe. Genius. Gita lives a few blocks from Japan town. She jogs around this neighborhood all the time. And these days she's been on high alert. It really made me think that if I'm feeling this way, I couldn't imagine what some of the senior population were feeling about. Just being able tol out of their house, go to the market just run their daily errands. Recent anti Asian attacks have alarmed locals like Yoshida and prompted some of them to take security into their own hands. That really was one of the things that that You're thinking I need to be out there. I need to be an extra set of eyes. So that's why she got involved with the neighborhood safety group called Japantown prepared. It started a decade ago as a natural disaster response service, but it's now shifted its focus to protecting older Asian residents. You she does getting trained to patrol and engage in conversation with people behaving in a threatening manner. She carries no weapons, not even pepper spray. Confrontation is not my thing. But if it is a matter of deterring something that might happen to somebody else, I'm okay with that. Japantown prepared makes a special effort to patrol around the you Iike I senior center. The organization serves about 700 people a week with the lunch service, adult daycare and activities like Japanese language classes and bingo. The seniors really appreciate it. I think just having that peace of mind means so much to them. Jennifer Masuka is the executive director of the organization to be able to know that they can leave their home to pick up launch. Go grocery shopping here. In Japantown, Masuka
"executive director" Discussed on The Full 60 with Craig Custance
"These retired players were receiving it. I mean it's a real problem and it's awesome missy. Somebody step in and take charge and also just the great story Told about his playing career always a fun conversation with yields. I would love to have him back on. I felt like that was one of those where we were just getting warmed up in the hour. Gone so glen. Thanks again for doing this. Thanks for all the hard work. He put in for the players. It's it's really cool to see that organization. I mean transform really in the last couple years in potential for so much more so that's awesome again reminder if you wanna go to the athletic dot com slash full sixty to get a dollar subscription to the athletic I can't tell you a trade deadline. There's so much good stuff coming. It's funny i was just looking at the standings We were talking the other day about the nashville predators because they were the team that we started our trade deadline coverage everybody was talking with the predators. in what were they going to do. And maybe they trade filip forsberg but for sure cohen and we did our first trade board and there was a lot of predators on there and now they've rattled off I don't know how many row since As here record this the predators are now sitting in a playoff spot and so now naturally the speculation becomes should nashville sell. Should they hold I did a radio show with my good friend. Joe rexroad who's nashville. He's a columnist for the athletic. And i think the the phrase he was using was a soft cell. Was you know. Move out. Some of the ufa's but not the players under contract. And i have to say. I completely disagree with that strategy. Any of these teams that are that are going on runs. This notion that. Hey we wanna see how we're doing in the two weeks leading up to the deadline. Maybe we can climb into that last playoff spot and and that's going to impact kind of long-term deals i think that's i don't think that's a great asset management and the gm. I would point to who i think. Does this better than any other. Gm is doug armstrong st louis. He is so Definitive in his approach if the blues don't look like cup contenders they can be in a playoff spot in. He'll sell like he he did. Kevin shattenkirk a couple of years ago with Paul stastny he did that. Those were those weren't bad blues team. So he was selling from he was he had somebody who had the long-term vision of the blues at the forefront not our they playing these last couple of weeks in. So i'm i. I would never tell david poile to do. Put everyday could suggest by opinion here. And i would say if you're nashville or if you're columbus or if you're arizona in your you win three straight going into the trade deadline. Who cares. Who cares you have to make a decision for the best of the team in right now. The the price echo probably isn't going to be any higher than you know it's it's not gonna go up. As he gets closer to the end of that contract his value is is his contract his play in the fact that you're getting postseasons out of him you got to. You got to make that trade. If you're columbus you have to you have to trade some of these ufa's like you're arizona. You need to get some pics back holy cow. You can't worry about sneaking into fourth spot to get your clock cleaned by vegas I don't know i i. I think this happens every year where people like. Well we'll see how tuna go in. I always admire the. Gm's that come out and say you know what this isn't. The team like this is not the group in in. It's hard to say that you're all trying to win now but especially when the fans are in the building a year super weird year. Like this i m selling and i think that's. That's the play if anybody cares. Why really get off track so anyways. Hope to see you should be following overriding at the clinic during the trade deadline. And if you're not subscribing to go to the athletic dot com slash full sixty together for dollar a month. Can't beat that a couple of things before we wrap up drew doughty always a great guest always great interview. He was on with scott. Burnside impure lebron on. Neil athletic hockey. Show to man advantage edition. Drew is ever quotable and it's been interesting to see what the kings have done this year. They've better than people think. Doug maclean joins rousseau and straight from the source this week at the atlantic. In if you're just checking out the athletic hockey show in general with mendez mac and do everything haley and everything they're doing goal is show. Subscribe to it. It's it's a lot of fun did you. Grip job there. And lastly wanna leave comments in the comments section and the athletic cap always loves chicken. Those out reading feedback from you guys and also if not if you haven't raised subscribe to the full six apple that helps me out at time greatly. Shit all right. Thanks again for joining the podcast. Thank you for listening..
"executive director" Discussed on The Full 60 with Craig Custance
"Each week will dive into the biggest stories in hockey while bringing in unique voices to entertain explain all aspects of the game. Hey this is craig and welcome to this week's episode of the full sixty. I am thrilled to be joined right now from your basement right. We're confirming the basement deals. This is a three daughters says against salon in the basement all kinds of dance trophies by me and giving the tickets already. I don't want to presume anything. Maybe we see them for the tape. Songs that hit and dad relegated to the basement and his office which is lovely upstairs and has a great deal is now reconfigured into a we game playstation playstation and karaoke station. It is now healy lounge. Won't anyone under twenty wants them over. Knock yourself out. But i'm stuck in the dunes and dregs of the basement. I don't even what date is. Or if there's sun net property glenn healy is year of the nhl alumni association of course any player storied career media. Everything Heels are. So i want to get into and But here's where. I want to start. Because i remember watching an interview you did about a year ago and one of the things i mean you're so passionate about working with the alumni in the former players in one of the things you said at the outset of all of this. Was you know. Mental health is going to be an issue for the retired players and You know in your local year from now we have to be prepared for that guys who recently retired in nova sudden they're quarantine. It's hard enough. And i've talked about this. It's hard enough to stop on a dime in your hockey career. Little alone during a pandemic. How how has that gone out. How is that process. Been for you as you work with players just freshly retired right now while i think there's a couple of things One every player retards so get crosby on next and get him to retire. That would really make my job a lot easier. Though sid keep lying everyone transitions. Not everyone transitions well. And that's what we want. Everyone's journey we want it. So it's like you sane bolt crossing the finish line in one hundred yard dash in. There isn't a runner anywhere near in. That's what i want for every player. And so what. I've found most guys like the first time that. Nhl train leaves the station in twenty years from sixteen. And you're not on it kind of a scary isolating moment right. The stops ringing. You're not the most requested for interviews. Really aren't even invited to the conn. Smythe thinner anymore right. That was an annual their whole lot of things that happened but isolations a big one and then structure players. We all are wired with and thirty morning skate while the glock meal. A one o'clock have your at four o'clock bus for dirty ep. Meeting five o'clock. Pk meeting six warm up seven three anthem. Rinse and repeat. Do it again. Yeah washers gone. So if i was to appeal to anybody. That's out there going through kobe. What what is the the thing that you find most troubling isolation so hello welcome to being. Nhl player instruct leaders days Looked down. were these sweatpants. Three days in a row or no structures the other day those needs in the closet their suits you wear those when you get up for like i don't even the concept seemed completely foreign to me. Now we go to square dance on. We're gonna work though so structure isolation That's a big thing in so for players and wives and families that that optional integration. There is the right word being actually integrated with your world and spending it. It's twenty seven to death or thirty till you die. You want journey to be great. So that's been a big part of my role simple. Make tomorrow better than today. Yeah i can do that with every player then. Might my job's complete every night when i go to bed. So it's it's really interesting because When when you talk to the players that are recently retired people you talk about the structure. That's a big thing. The other thing is like players will say you don't realize how much is done for you right like they rate down to handling money and and benefits in all the stuff that for your you know if you're an elite player in your kid your parents are probably taking care of everything for you you get to the team services and and all of a sudden that stops in an okay like i remember guys. I don't know even know how to open a checking account in you know really like it not to make light of it but it's just like that's they there's been almost like a bubble for years in and so the now have processes in place okay. This person's retired. We're just going to click into gear while certainly what we have is all kinds of transition programs built both on a scale level where we get to a couple of hundred plates. All they need is a coffee righteous. Lovely porn and computer and We each things up. I'll give an example so our forum series. We did one on mental wellness through kobe. Jay hair was in. Nhl players spoke to over one hundred players. About how do we create a normal. When normals not normal when we had gary roberts and mattie nickel talk about physical wellness and they were over one hundred players wives and kids about you know. You can't go to the gym but please you know you've got to continue to work out We had one on medical marijuana cannabis while people have tried to find ways to get more sleep less anxiety about. Don't really know what they're looking at when they go into a store tweet been something. Wills and estates were very complicated as we've got Players that have caught distance coca but they might be living in michigan on either lewis when he won world three wells. What do i need. Yeah while take of. What's under the roof your house. So all those transition programs financial literacy. We're involved in all of them and anybody can take part and We do players. It's honest you fall through the cracks and that where we've got to pick up some of the pieces but for the most part Players retire and find purpose in their day. And take what they have learned on the ice and translated that off the ice whether it's a work ethic unselfishness ingrid teammate sacrifice. All those things that layer. I don't care if you're five. Your parents taught you that when you were withholding flyers at just. That's the way it's going to be son. You're gonna pass the buck I know that. Wanna pass it to your dying grandmother for fiftieth. But you're gonna pass with an empty net by the way for grandma so well those those things it you can translate those off the you know. But but you're right you get chased around by agents and financial advisers from the time you're twelve years old jato so it was begun difficult at times. What are you finding. The biggest challenge mark guides herbert's. I think everybody's that's i. And i don't care if you're a professional bagpiper in if you're going to be like i wanted to be good luck you're probably not going to be Going to any butcher shop anytime soon swanson dinners might be the best thing that you get a purpose just every day you gotta reason for your feet in the ground to go out and make a difference in this world and so at once guys find that purpose for the most part every day is is an enjoyment everyday's eventful every day's got something in.
Bridging the Partisan Divide With Nick Troiano of Unite America
"We have been a lot of thought about elections in general in the last few months, and our guest has some thoughts in that regard. He is the Nick Croix on Oh, executive director of Unite America Online at their name, Unite America dot org's What exactly is the purpose of that group Nick? Good to be with you, Jin. The purpose of Union America, as their name suggests, is to bridge the growing partisan divide in our country that's standing in the way is our ability to solve. In the major problems that we confront and The problem is not the American people is with our political system that's designed to divide us rather than to know our differences. And so we are. Focused on advancing nonpartisan reforms to our electoral process that can produce a much more functional government.
Race In Tech | Talent Diversification and Development
"Jennifer. Welcome to status. Go thanks jen. I'm really happy to be here today. I am really excited about our conversation. I know you and i had an opportunity to chat. Gosh probably towards china last year now About the work that you're doing so i'm looking forward to our audience being able to hear about the exciting things that you're doing but before we get started you've been holding out on me a bit. When we first talked you shared a bit about your background as an executive in the insurance industry. Why she didn't share was that your career started in sports marketing. And you've worked for the likes of the orlando magic the sonics and the storm. You have to tell us about your journey from sports marketing to insurance and now to the executive director of apprently. No that's a long sordid story so let's see the My background in sports Originated with my dad. My dad did play by play for the royals. And the chiefs and Then went on to. Cincinnati was third man on the reds in the early eighties. On wwl w and. I just grew up in sports and it was kind of a natural offset for me When i went into the insurance industry. I actually started off as a media. Buyer my first stop With progressive insurance. And cleveland and i went very quickly from doing media buying into running north america. Marketing event. marketing and sports. Marketing basically auditing fifty states at a stage where progressive in the nineties was trying to figure out its brand identity and that just sort of became the tipping point of the the spot where my sports endeavors began and before the nba. I worked for scott. Boris representing baseball players. When i left progressive and did marketing endorsements for those guys. It sort of seesawed between professional sports and insurance In in a kind of weird way because you know insurance and car dealers and everybody else spend so much. Money in sports marketing. It made me a strangely hot commodity. Because i understood the business side of it.
Vigil honors lives lost in Atlanta spa shootings
"Leaders of the Korean American Community and others in Georgia held But organizers called a worldwide vigil on Friday for the victims of last week's shooting, said the Atlanta area Spaz ABC is taught in Tommy Theo event was organized to raise awareness about the increase in violence against Asians over the last year. Leaders of the Korean American Community and others in the state gathered to honor the victims of the March 16th shooting that claimed the lives of eight people. We don't have the words to describe the sorrow that we feel Imam Abdullah Jobber, the executive director of the council on American Islamic Relations in Georgia, We're here to mourn. We're here to stand with the families, socially distance groups that in prayer in tribute to the
Lawmakers grapple with gun laws in wake of mass shootings
"Almost 8 34. Atlanta's now shooting, followed by the one in Boulder, Colorado, has lawmakers talking again about more restrictive gun control in Georgia. There is not a wait time to purchase a gun. But Georgia House Democrats say they want to see a five day waiting period and acted right away. Jerry Henry, executive director of the pro gun organization, Georgia, Cary says he's not in favor of that that you take away a lot of the citizens a law about citizen's right to defend themselves. By doing so there's no study that proves that the delay in firearms would have any kind of effect on the homicide. Opposition disagrees. And they say tighter regulations could
A History of Hate
"Hey what's up. Welcome to in the thick. This is a podcast about politics rates and culture from poc perspective. I'm hosa and i'm and join us. Yes from chicago illinois. A week to be back in chicago is sung. Yung trae moro. She is the executive director of the national asian pacific. American women's forum sung yung. Welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me and joining us from philly. Philadelphia pennsylvania christine. She's a journalist and project editor at resolve phillies equally informed initiative. Welcome christine hi. Thanks for having me and before we get to our conversation. Remember if you hear strange things in the background it's quarantine life everybody's recording from home sirens door slamming dog barking. Yes so it's been a week because you know we've been following the rise of hate crimes phobia throughout the pandemic right. We've been talking about this. We've been talking about hate. Crimes impacting the asian american community. We've been talking about the consequence of word choice right so last week. We saw the consequent write the most violent manifestation of this hate after a white man goes into three. I don't even want to call them massage. Spa i want to call them like self help spas because people go there for whatever reason to feel self help self love okay. Massage spas in the atlanta area. And this man shoots and kills eighth. Six of whom were asian women now. Federal and local law enforcement officials have yet to declare this a hate crime. So it's again like gas lighting one
A Look Inside The World's Biggest Vaccine Maker
"So rosa palm trees here green lawns. A little bit like a college campus riding in a golf cart up to the factory. Your some of these are the migos month. Rubella reviews vaccine serum institute of india was already the world's biggest vaccine manufacturer even before this pandemic the company says two thirds of all children in the world. Get its vaccines and most of them are made here. At a sprawling factory complex in western india inside conveyor belts with all these tiny little vial weasing going for automatic resilience section automatic. Visual inspection is inspecting me europe machine. It's a high tech operation but look outside the factory window and you see a reminder of this companies more humble roots horses in the nineteen sixties. This was a farm breeding race horses and one day. One of the horses got bitten by a snake. Suresh giada serums executive director. Explains what happened next. Bimbos do the lanes. Were not working great in india so he could not get their disney. We could not get anti snake venom serum in time the horse died but it's owner had an idea you said yesterday why not start making it ourselves. So the serum institute of india was born. It began making serums against tetanus and snake venom and leader added vaccines against all sorts of childhood diseases. They specialize in generic versions at low profit margins and export to one hundred and seventy different countries last spring. A tiny package arrived here by career from oxford university in england to the very small. While is one in chief scientist. Shali graham describes what was inside components of a viral vector vaccine against the corona virus serum scrambled to start mass producing them immediately in huge floor to ceiling stainless steel vats of the one. Embryonic human embryonic kidney selling yeah scientists petty ready recalls how he was developing other vaccines these fats when his supervisor told him to quickly convert everything over to the corona virus vaccine while under lockdown as the pandemic exploded it was difficult to follow very strict rules of solution during this People to do overtime. This was before. Clinical trials showed that the oxford astrazeneca vaccine would work. It was a gamble with so much at stake. He says everybody's waiting for the all mankind waiting. The whole world is waiting for it to this winter. When trials finally proved this vaccine did indeed work is celebrated internally. Not like party or something but we had that moment of joy gonna champagne. No no serum hopes to soon be churning out a hundred million doses per month of this one vaccine on top of all the other vaccines they're still producing here. The oxford astra zeneca. Formula is particularly attractive to india and other low and middle income countries. Because it needs just regular refrigeration not subzero temperatures. This is for storage area. The capacity of seventy million dollars. So what we're looking at here is enough to vaccinate. Whole countries is ongoing process of building out of cold storage along these conveyor belts and out to sixty eight country so far racing against russia china. In what some are calling vaccine. Diplomacy india's huge capacity is attracted interest from the so called quad. The us japan. Australia and india. They announced financing to help another indian producer make a billion more doses of another co vaccine but while indian manufacturers are partnering with global pharmaceutical companies. The indian government is challenging pam at the world trade organization. There is an agreement that binds all wto members to certain levels of protection for intellectual property. Twenty year patents. Regional thrashers legal scholar at the global development policy center in boston. She explains how india and south africa are asking the wto to suspend those patents. Cova vaccines so that companies like serum can crank out generic versions quickly and in certain countries the majority of the population won't be vaccinated for something like five years that gives those viruses a long time to mutate. So the argument they're making is not. Hey look out for us but more this is in the interest of all of us. Everyone serums executive director. John says he supports that effort at the wto watery required is a vaccine today. Not tomorrow you want to stop the disease and stop it sprayed and that can happen. Only if there is no restriction on using technology many global health experts agree. The pope has said he does too but some companies including astrazeneca have pledged to sell vaccines at cost without profit and suspending. their patents. They say is not the answer it would kill innovation and would not speed up distribution bottlenecks more to do with supply chains than access to the vaccine technology itself. Both sides of this debate are over emphasizing. The role of patents. Daniel hamill is a law professor at the university of chicago. He says the serum institute success chose a middle path. It got a license from astrazeneca. It's been able to mass produce vaccines within the current regulatory environment ensures the potential licensing arrangements without cancelling patents ceremonies if you're disabled to gain rights to make vaccines on a large scale. That's a good thing could serums factory. As vials of corona virus knock scenes wiz off conveyor belts inside chief scientist ms. Shali graham points to construction underway outside a new pandemic preparedness facility for another year or two renew community that has not actually ideas to have extra machines extra labs all on hand to make billions of doses of vaccine against whatever virus hits
The World's Largest Vaccine Maker Took A Multimillion Dollar Pandemic Gamble
"So rosa palm trees here green lawns. A little bit like a college campus riding in a golf cart up to the factory. Your some of these are the migos month. Rubella reviews vaccine serum institute of india was already the world's biggest vaccine manufacturer even before this pandemic the company says two thirds of all children in the world. Get its vaccines and most of them are made here. At a sprawling factory complex in western india inside conveyor belts with all these tiny little vial weasing going for automatic resilience section automatic. Visual inspection is inspecting me europe machine. It's a high tech operation but look outside the factory window and you see a reminder of this companies more humble roots horses in the nineteen sixties. This was a farm breeding race horses and one day. One of the horses got bitten by a snake. Suresh giada serums executive director. Explains what happened next. Bimbos do the lanes. Were not working great in india so he could not get their disney. We could not get anti snake venom serum in time the horse died but it's owner had an idea you said yesterday why not start making it ourselves. So the serum institute of india was born. It began making serums against tetanus and snake venom and leader added vaccines against all sorts of childhood diseases. They specialize in generic versions at low profit margins and export to one hundred and seventy different countries last spring. A tiny package arrived here by career from oxford university in england to the very small. While is one in chief scientist. Shali graham describes what was inside components of a viral vector vaccine against the corona virus serum scrambled to start mass producing them immediately in huge floor to ceiling stainless steel vats of the one. Embryonic human embryonic kidney selling yeah scientists petty ready recalls how he was developing other vaccines these fats when his supervisor told him to quickly convert everything over to the corona virus vaccine while under lockdown as the pandemic exploded it was difficult to follow very strict rules of solution during this People to do overtime.
Surveillance video shows Atlanta spa shooter enter premises an hour prior to killing spree
"Surveillance video shows the suspect in the shootings at three Atlanta area spas this week entered one of those facilities more than an hour before the shooting began. Their The video was obtained by The Washington Post, which reports it's not clear what Robert era long was doing for that hour. He was sick after he was seen entering the spot. Six of the eight shooting victims were women of Asian descent, and their deaths have sparked a national conversation about the role of racism in this crime. Whatever you want to say about Other motive. Race has to be considered as a factor here, John Yang, president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center, tells w. T o p. It starts with how Asian women have been characterized through history. Unfortunately, Asian woman have been sexualized have finished eyes in a way that really did dehumanizes them. Yang says. That could explain that one individual might not see Asian women as human beings and could see it is appropriate to murder them. So, Yang says, you cannot remove race from
How Libraries Can Help You Learn, Connect and Grow With Rebecca Stoltz
"I am excited today. Because you've got a guest on. This is a guess as a little out of the box. From who've you brought on before. And i'm really excited that rebecca salsas here and What what are you guys talking about today. yes so. I'm really excited. That rebecca was able to join us today. Rebecca is the executive director of the josephine county Library foundation and is really an integral part. The library there in just being county. Where grants pass. Where i live is located. And i just wanted to spend some time talking with rebecca about the value that libraries bring to our community and to our lives and so rebecca. Thank you so much for being here. Absolutely thank you for having me ma. It's our pleasure our pleasure so We tell us just a little bit about how long you've been working with the library and What your position entails right now so i have been through. Many different transitions At our library. And i've been working about eight years back. When the library was a nonprofit i was doing the fundraising and now i've transitioned over to the library foundation and i'm not the executive director and my job is to help raise funds to support special programs and things that are outside of the library. District's budget very nice. Very nice and and i know there's a long history there with what happened in josephine county with the library system Do you want to just give a brief overview of that of what happened to it. Seems like almost twenty years ago now with libraries being defended and then what what happened in the community after that absolutely so in two thousand and eight the libraries were closed and e funded and the community really rallied. They wanted to have a library in their communities so it was a grassroots efforts and they raced funds and was able to st- originally started out of you know checking out. Books are lending out books in their vehicles in a parking lot and then they were able to raise enough money to open up. The libraries and tons of work was involved with that and our library system. Which has four branches. One in grants pass one in williams one out in the ohio valley and one out of wolf creek operated as a nonprofit for ten years so phenomenal work. I'm and it was really exciting to see a community so passionate and really finding the value of libraries in a community because there there weren't a whole lot of libraries being run as nonprofits at that time. We're there no. Our library system is kind of like a unicorn very unique. We had over three hundred volunteers at one time. Doing all of that work which is just amazing. And even within it becoming a nonprofit. There were still three over three hundred volunteers that were checking in books. Checking out books doing all of that work. In fact we have about two hundred fifty volunteers. That still are doing that. Work today. so wonderful i my. My sister has has volunteered to the library. Here for years before covid. Kind of shut down the the day to day operations of checking in and out books but What what. I wanted to kind of touch on i. I remember this is this is my embarrassing story is probably sixteen. Seventeen years ago. I was much younger and definitely not as wise and i was standing in line at a community event here in jackson county and we were at the library and i had made an offhand comment about. Why do people need libraries anymore. and what. i didn't realize. I was standing right behind. One of the board members for the jackson county library and she took me to task for about five minutes explaining the value of libraries to the community. So i would love for you to just take a minute And i'm gonna humbly ask why our library still relevant today. It's a great question and we hear it quite often. Actually you know not. Everyone has the same resources in today's world and libraries are the technology access points for so many people and we see that even more now that we've endured through a pandemic and libraries as a whole. There's just so much more than book. Repositories the cultural and community centers. And our library here in grants pass even attracts more foot traffic then the local post office so when you think about all those long lines in the post office and how busy it always. Is your library here. Josephine community library is is busier than that. And really we service as venues for community meetings host workshops from anything of you wanna learn about coating to changing a tire and i could also take a task for a long time about the importance of libraries. But just a couple numbers to run by. You is each month. More than twenty. Two thousand items are checked out. And they're in homes within our community and in a county where at least a third of our residents don't have computer or internet access at home patrons lock more than fifteen thousand computer sessions in a year and have nearly forty three thousand personal devices. Connect to the library's wifi so it is a library is so much more than just books in building. It's really an important piece of the community where people can connect and grow. I just can't agree more promptly. What got me back into. The library was have having a daughter. She's six now. You know taking her back to the library to have those experiences in the children's roman being able to kind of just see the books touch the books and kind of just have that that feel of what a library feels like is just phenomenal. I know you. There's just so many Children's programs happening at the library is as well absolutely and we have families with kids of all ages coming to participate. Whether it's our summer reading program we have sensory story times the dolly parton imagination library program or registering kits through josephine county to receive free books. Mail to them Every month and and that that is just such a fantastic program. That was a partnership. I think with The library in rotary there in josephine county. If i'm correct but That is really phenomenal. That is any any family can sign up for it. Any child and from birth to five years old every month. They get a new book in the mail. Mail to them. Yeah it's it's wonderful and we have over two thousand kids currently receiving books every month in josephine county through that program and and thanks to all for the rotary groups in grants pass and and the many funders of that program. It's been great to to get that many books in the hands of kids in our in our
AstraZeneca Vaccine's Benefits Outweigh Risks, Says EU
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Portland police union president resigns over ‘serious, isolated mistake’ related to city commissioner
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"executive director" Discussed on Front Porch Politics
"Many educators today do not agree with the values of teacher unions. Now your teacher's union may be great for you but you need to know about the alternatives. So today's conservative. Educator podcast is going to be joined by executive director of christian educators association. David schmooze now. This organization has been around since nineteen fifty five. And mr smooch is going to give you great insight and information about why it's important that christian educators and conservative educators. Come together and that we work together to make our school's great again and while this organization will be able to give you protection and provide you with resources as a christian educator into public education classroom that we ourselves today in our schools. Welcome to conservative educator. Podcast a podcast. For conservative teachers in america now is one silenced. Voices join together. They believe making education great again. And now host educations coffee connoisseur david martin and thank you everyone for joining us for another conservative educators podcast. I'm your host. David marks. And i am very glad today to be joined by. They've moose. he is executive director of christian. Educators association international. Mr. how're you doing today. I'm doing very well. David thanks for having me. Yes sir. I'll tell you how i came across your organization. We had done a podcast We had posted to some educators about some of the things going on. It's a conservative group and one of the members of that group actually introduced you to induced your group to me and we had been discussing was we were discussing how much money. Nea had given to a more liberal campaigns in our country so this person was like hey look you need to check out this organization. They are awesome or section. So i wanted to have you come on the podcast to share this information for other conservative teachers. That's that's basically are outrageous. We try to reach those. That work in education have a conservative politically. And of course we do. Lean to the christian. Amman say i'm christie myself and we go into detail about that on our website but just a little bit of information about your organization what you do for educators. Sure thinking david We've been around a long time since nineteen fifty three and we have members in all fifty states and we provide a suite of services for chris and teachers in public schools now. of course many teachers in public schools are used to being represented by their unions but As i'm sure your audience understands Many of us would rather not be represented by unions and have our union going to support the things that they do You know you mentioned some of the funding You know ninety nine percent. Typically of of union funding goes to democrats and go support for liberal causes and so many of our members find that they don't want to be supporting that with their union. Dues so well we do is we. Provide a suite of benefits for.
"executive director" Discussed on Bob Lonsberry
"Longer in our area. Very, grateful for your show. That's all kind of man. Thank you so much I. appreciate that Mike This is newsradio ham eleven eighty good morning and welcome sir. Bob Body. Yeah I just tuned in at nine o'clock to listen to the news and I just thought it was really a responsible. For whoever was reading your eleven eighty news to say body CAM footage of Daniel prudes, deaths that is so irresponsible. It's almost like, oh, the least kill Daniel. Daniel did not die in the presence of the police and to suggest that body Cam footage exists of him dying. It's just not accurate reporting. Bob I I understand I understand your point and a word or two would make that exactly right. But here might be I mean. He did. have. A. Cardiac Arrest. In the presence of police he he he he did not pass away. He was resuscitated in the as they left, but here's another thing to. The purpose of communicate communication is to let there be understanding. I don't remember exactly what seven newscast. But what you just said I understood it I understood it was being talked about and I didn't understand it to be a slam on the police. So I, understand the technicality what you're saying but I don't take offence or feel I was deceived If it was said the way that you said it's time for news. We're taught how they back when he's done on newsradio. What's super nutritious, super delicious, and a little nutty American Pecans, the original supernet packed with all the good for you nutrition you need and the flavor that keeps the family coming back for. Recipes and and more visit American PECAN DOT com. It's macy's lowest prices of the season with forty to sixty percent off the looks you'll love for fall and save on great specials a dazzling new piece of diamond or gemstone jewellery from EPI and more. 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GonNa do and God bless you and. We'll see what comes of all of this. Well. is gentleman by the name of Conor Dwyer Reynolds. And he I. It's an interesting thing that when he Was a now through this position. It was you know pretty evident right away that at least some of his social media had been scrubbed it may be particularly twitter. and. Nat- naturally makes people curious and so you know they look around and try to figure out. Well, what did he? What did he scrub wanted? He take off and You know just to I have some of what he deleted and You know It it identifies him as you know someone who doesn't like police and someone who's been taking part in the recent anti police protests. Neither of which would be surprising given the position he sought and and obtained. Right? Of course, you don't like cops. He took the job I mean I and I. You know I happen to like cops and I'm not a big fan of this organization to which you've attached yourself. But of course, if you're going to lead the you know we hate cops board, you hate cops and I'm not sure why trying to conceal that fact is is necessary there there is no presumption of objectivity or impartiality. In either the Police Accountability Board or in the gentleman who is its new executive director and I don't necessarily say that as an accusation just as a fact. Of course, you're not impartial about police you hate police. That's why we that's what it's all about. It anyway. First of all, there is one thing that he posted and removed from his twitter account that. I agreed with that I I thought made sense. He said this is it conor Dwyer Reynolds. News are of we hate cops in Rochester. At. Day's end I trust ordinary people, my neighbors, family friends and people I've never met to govern themselves. We've had enough of hoping for wise wants to lead US building structures where we can all rule that's democracy. I agree with him his last sentence I would say we have the structures. It's our of our Constitution provides that structure. It's representative government. It's voting for City Council or county legislature, your town supervisor, your assembly person, your Senator your president your governor. Your. Mayor. That's how that works but his basic sentiment at days antitrust ordinary people to govern themselves. That's that's that's the premise of America. So I'm not sure why he deleted nap. Many rate Here's probably would he didn't want people to know. the tweeted at one point our PD shot me in the jaw with what felt like a rubber bullet as I was running from the tear gas they deployed shot lots of other folks doing the same lot of unnecessary hurt out here. So. He's at a protest clearly, he's up front in the protest because that's the only place that tear gas in the and rubber bullets would be also. How do you get shot in the jaw while you're running? Away from a somebody. In any as this nine tweet message which I'll read all together here. CONOR. Dwyer. Reynolds. At the new Executive Director of the Police Accountability Board in Rochester. At last night's Daniel prude protests in Rochester I saw and felt lots of brutal unprovoked and unnecessary violence from police officers. But there's one act of violence I can't stop thinking about. By midnight, protesters had been pushed back from the. Public. Safety Building to beneath the Frederick Douglass Bridge we stood in a single file line in front of police officers in riot gear. I was separated from officers by metal fans and a few yards of space. The black woman next to me said, she was pregnant once officers began firing pepper balls into protesters chests. She asked to get her back pack strapped to her belly. Then deciding that wasn't protection she and I walked away. So she could leave as we began to walk away and officer grabbed his pepper spray aimed at over the metal barrier and shot at directly at our faces. Imagine what it would take for you personally to spray someone in the face with an excruciatingly painful chemical weapon. What threat with that person have to pose to you now think about what kind of threat unarmed pregnant woman walking away from you could post. For the readers thinking, well, we don't know the officer side of the story. You're right. You don't, and you might ever know because that officer chose to cover his name badge refused to identify himself and may not have been using a body camera. What justifies seemingly unjustifiable violence against people like the woman next me last night Daniel prude Brianna Taylor Emmett till and so many others is a belief that black people are violent and senseless animals property slaves, property slaves, thugs are welfare queens. This white supremacist view is embedded in our minds, our police departments, policies, and our laws. It is an idea that can only be defeated when black and Brown people as communities control the systems that shaped their lives I don't know if I'll ever see that woman who stood next to me again, I appreciate a safe I pray that her child is safe and I pray that child it's mother and every other black and Brown Rochester. Take the power they have long been owed. Again that a series of tweets. removed from his public account by CONOR. Dwyer. Reynolds, the new Director, the Police Accountability Board. Who is himself a white man. And I'd say not being a jerk but If. If he he wraps up saying that this all about racism and Papa, it is an idea. This one tweet. This white supremacist idea is embedded in our minds, our police departments, policies, and our laws. It is an idea that can only be defeated when black and Brown people s communities control the systems that shaped their lives. Where if if you believe that and I'm sure he does and this is not a smart alecky question, it's a serious question if you believe that. then. If you're white man and you are offered this very high paying job to be executive director of the Police Accountability Board and if you believe that white supremacists thinking can only be taken out of the police department and our laws when black and Brown people control the systems that shaped their lives. Then why wouldn't you then in good conscience turn to those who offer you the job and say, no this job needs to go to someone who is black or Brown. Right. Mean but one of the things I don't always get about you know all these woke allies and stuff is that Is there not just a little bit? Of some kind of out of kilter racer racial view if you must be out there the face in the voice of something that's about the rights of black people, right? Is there something a little paternalistic and I'm I'm not trying to be a you know a jerk here, but it is a legitimate thought I have. Is it not paternalistic? If I make myself the face and Voice of the fight for your rights yes. I should support your rights I believe in them as I believe in my own right and I, it must engage my society so that equality for all people is what we're about. We were all on that same sheet of music, right? All those guys signed that declaration of Independence if they think it true, that's what they are about. Right But If what you say is this white supremacy will only go away when black and Brown people control the systems that shaped their lives, and if you say police departments AH policies are bigoted. Then this body which theoretically has the power to change the policies the Rochester Police Department. How can you in good conscience as a white male be that I should have said is let's find someone of color to do this job that it might be more organic and real. Anyway that's conor. Dwyer Reynolds. I don't really have any criticism what he wrote. He had this experience he wrote down his thoughts. And I'm not exactly sure why he felt it necessary to remove them to scrub them of course, the guy who leads the Police Accountability Board is basically anti-police right It's it's it's a job requirement and his opinions and expressing them I don't think any way disqualifies him probably for the people were selected him. They liked that he felt that way back with you in a moment on newsradio eighty. Sorry went along in that last segment. Stop Get News Todd. Hell you back right after that with you on newsradio. 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"executive director" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"Blu-ray? Hi everyone. Welcome to behind the numbers. I'm Dave bookbinder. And this is the program where we dig deeper to understand what really matters most in business office went to thank you all for watching and listening to behind the numbers really appreciate your support of this program today. I am excited to welcome a friend in a guest of ours who is making a real big difference here in the thought off your marketing. His name is Cory Donovan, and he's the executive director of an organization called impact PHL Corey. Welcome to behind the numbers. It'll be here David. Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure telling the audience thought about who you are an impact PHL and then we'll jump in sure impact PHL is a nonprofit advocacy organization. We encourage and help people and organizations like Stanley offices foundations as well as individuals, whether they have a lot of money or a little bit of money to align their financial assets with their values and the reason we bought That is because we think that by aligning our financial assets with our values is the only way we can achieve a more sustainable more inclusive and more resilient Regional economy. Yeah now aligned a financial Capital with core values is a theme that is super popular and current right now with different concepts ESG investing stakeholder capitalism. We're talking about here. Well smells and feels that can maybe the same thing. It's a little bit different. I want you to maybe make some of those distinctions if you could or the parallels were appropriate. Yeah, so I think the idea here is that we start with this idea as I describe it to people that most of us were either taught or assumed what I call it to pocket version of capitalism. I make money with this hand through Investments through business through employment and I do go with this hand by donating volunteering voting maybe proteges and we don't have to think about what I call one packet capitalism, which is what are the two how did the two come together? Right? So on this end if I'm investing in cigarettes stocks, but I'm donating money because they care about answered or I'm protesting for black lives matter, but with this hand and invested in for-profit prison system, we're encouraging people to take a deeper. Look at what the what what we call I called externalities of where your money and where your financial assets are and what that's causing because on this on the other hand is often difficult to then go back and fix the problems after birth. Sent that makes sense. Yeah, so when you talk about Investors, are you talking about individuals or you talking more of institutional types? I think everyone has a role here whether you have or like I said in foundations family offices and net worth of credit investors, but also anybody who has a 401k. In fact, we recently did a webinar with an organization called as you sell there are not enough research on a shareholder advocacy organization out of Oakland, California, and they have an online tool called investor values that allows you to very quickly and easily see what the mutual funds are invested in and look at what the genius of their tools that they give a letter grade across these different lenses, whether it's gender or Plastics or deforestation or false information prisons c e channel five letter ticker symbol for the mutual fund your own and then you get literally a report card back about what you own and so going back to your question about what is this apply to I think song Interesting everyone and for anybody who has a 401 k or if they work for a non-profit like I do a 403b then you have Financial assets those financial assets are creating outcomes positive or negative and I think everyone should at least know that be aware. Yeah, so let's drill into exactly perhaps how impact PHL is involved in this process. And I know one of the big mantras is regarding thinking local. Great. So I think the call to action for us is be aware of what you want first and foremost, right? And a lot of people aren't that attached to their money. They don't know what stocks down or what mutual funds down and for a lot of people that don't for you know, they have a 401k some of them don't even check those statements, right?.
"executive director" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"Got something that's been on my mind. I'm guessing that many of our listeners are at home a large majority of the time these days which means they might not be getting the podcast drive time they used to so any ideas and where they can listen to us or when they can listen to us. If it's not in the car so love the idea of like just like turning it on in the house like on the Stereo right disconnect your connect your iphone like jacket in like right into the Stereo. Actually so dear you can actually find nonprofit everything on spotify. So if you've got if you're connected to spotify you can actually look in their podcast section nonprofit everything shows up there so you can actually play like throughout all of the speakers in your house because you really want our voices in every roy out of everybody else in your house would like has the least amount of interest in like random nonprofit geek conversations of big. That's the best thing you can finally do you do when your kids are driving you bunkers and your home schooling or when your spouse won't turn the TV off just put plugging plugging your little your pieces and just listen to us to block out the rest of the world right. It's like your personal escape from everything else going on in your environment do what? I KNEW. Just like point to your headphones in the mouth. I'm on a call. It's a it buys you at least in my house that buys you about minutes if you just boating funds and I'm I'M GONNA call. They'll they'll leave you alone a minute so I also hear people walking their dogs like a gazillion times a day. So you know think of how many podcast episodes you could catch up on just listening to us while you're walking your dog. I think that's a great idea. Yeah so in to. You can find nonprofit everything literally everywhere. Pandora spotify apple music. Google podcasts. Like your favorite podcast APP. It it's iheartradio. It's pretty much everywhere so any any device that you have they can play that kind of thing you can. You can yell at Your Alexa Speaker. You can say Alexa. Play the nonprofit everything podcast. It will do that. You can say okay google to your Google thing and say blaming the profit everything podcast and it'll play that so so really you have no excuse to not be listening to our irritating music over and over and over again and we just know you're GonNa love one of you know an episode so much that of course then. You're going to be compelled to write questions for future episodes. And you're going to be compelled to give us a really superstar rating and sheriff's with all your friends and colleagues so that's probably asking for a lot just one of those things. I'D BE PRETTY DARN HAPPY. Just listened questions. We love questions so one of the problems with with getting questions to is a lot of people do historically listened to the podcast in their car. And since that's not how what happens in. It's the same thing with pledging at for public radio. Right you listen to it and they tell you to pledge until you're gonNA pledge as soon as you get out of the car you completely forget what you were doing because you're out of the car so now that's not happening anymore. So you're you're not in a car you're not driving. It is totally okay to stop what you're doing titus a question we would love you for it..
"executive director" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"To hear that. So the what happens on the federal level is that that will actually. You're you're nonprofit will actually convert to a private foundation. So if you can't continue to pass all the tests of being publicly supported charity you end up being a private foundation. Which is is different in. The rules are a lot harder and it costs a lot more money. And it's probably not what you intend when you say nonprofit so you can do it. But that's not that's not what the it's not the best practice and it certainly isn't what the. Irs is going to allow for regular for profit public charity. And then can you get paid because that was another question. I you pay yourself and can you serve on the board. I mean Ah yes there. There's so many caveats with this though right because for whatever you do you shouldn't be the board president or board chair of this because it's a total conflict of interest. I mean one of the birds. Primary roles is right hiring and firing and super and evaluating the executive director so anyways that's just one example of where it gets really messy and if you were like you know the on the board or even the board you said. I want to be the board chair on the founder and the executive director. I'm the I'm the everything because I want to keep that control that you mentioned like it's just it's not gonna fly it's not gonna fly with funders or donors anyone who sophisticated at least it's not gonna fly with irs spike when you go and file for ten year ten twenty three status so like it's just that's not otherwise you then set up your own company. I mean I hate to be crass about it but like one of the things when I hear people say I want control like I want money right I wanNA get donations and get paid for what I do but I also want control like my caution is that it's not first of all. Donations are much harder to get than anybody thinks. And and then secondly if you really want control you're not to have control set up your own business. Set up your own company because you're not GonNa have it if you truly design this the way it should be designed and it's a public charity serving the public good governed by the public meaning a representative diverse body of people on your board. That aren't family you. You don't have control and it's designed by design and even if you can get by with the Absolute Minimum Standard You WanNA maintain control. It's it's absolutely self-limiting. You're never gonna you're never going to grow to be big enough to pay yourself any amount of money Depit DONORS ARE GONNA run from you. Screaming the the board is going to collapse. You'RE GONNA have a miserable time. I mean it's really. It's really better off. The best to announce the best way to have an organization and have control of the organization is to just really be good at it. Bring on people that you trust Give them the authority to make their own decisions. Do everything the right way. Make sure that you're not looking at not not looking at the process is something that's going to enrich yourself but looking at something that's going to enrich the community that it's such a good non-profit idea that people can't not fund it and then and then just rock at it and then you can be the executive director and you won't care that someone else's the board chair because they're so happy with your performance that they're never gonNA say no to anything you want xactly exactly. Andy just said that beautifully imperfectly and and you know my apologies if I sound a bit jaded. I think it's from years of of just. I want to caution people rate from from going down this path without knowing all the facts because they think it's it's very easy to get enamored with the idea of setting up a nonprofit and doing all the things you want to do and it is so much so much tougher than what you know. There's so many laws and legalities and ethics and tax code and everything tied to it. That makes it complicated that it's not impossible. Obviously there's a lot of nonprofits out there but I think many of the ones that are smaller or start up. We'll tell you this is so much harder than I ever thought it would be anti. I've.
"executive director" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"A nonprofit board for the last five years in. It's going great but I want to open my own nonprofit. Who as far as relative's can we be related to each other on the board? What board positions do I have to have? Can I be an executive director and pay myself and have a position on the board? What is required under Nevada nonprofit law? The reason I'm asking is that I've been doing what I want to be doing for the last twenty years privately but with everything going on I need financial donations and I WANNA do a great job. I WANNA get paid but I don't WANNA lose control. Oh boy that's about like five questions in one so I read it like it was five questions at once. My my head is spinning a bit here. Well so we can. Certainly I'm GonNa just say Sir we don't get into all the legalese but certainly we can footnote and bookmark the kind of the page on the state website. That will give you a lot of answers. It's very sue from like Nevada nonprofit law standpoint. It's super super basic and easy in our state. Have you ever looked Andy? Compared like you only have one board member and yet then it says Oh but you need to have like a president treasurer and secretary although they can someone can wear one more than one or have more than one role. So I'm like I guess theoretically you could have that one board member that is required by state law. Also be Your Board Chair Secretary Treasurer. The way it's written right which is just a little befuddling so. I guess my first caution to the person who asked this question is please just because state law may give you the bare minimum does not mean the irs when you go to fill out your actual form ten twenty three to become an official get federal tax exemption does not mean there this is going to be kosher with them so just realize that you've got to kind of be able to meet both categories like andy any thoughts on that. You're exactly right. So the Nevada law is less stringent than the the. Irs is rule. So so if you want to you can. Anybody can. Register is a nonprofit in Nevada. But that doesn't mean that you're able to take tax deductible donations so you won't be tax exempt either so you can be a nonprofit but not be tax exempt and that would be the case the one case that you could have one board member. But you're not gonNA let nobody's going to give you any money because it's not tax deductible and you're going to have to pay tax on any excess profits over your expenses so if you want to be a real nonprofit and you. WanNa go get your five. Oh One C. Three you're going to need a minimum of three board members. Yeah and so as far as family members the other thing to keep in mind right is that Irs requires that no more than like forty nine percent of your members are related by blood marriage. You know they they. They want to guard against transactions that you know that are sort of just can be kind of insider ish or misuse of assets or just things that can happen when you have too many people that are connected through business through family right that kind of stuff so you really you really if you're going for this the full-fledged that just talked about you're going to want to be careful with it know a lot of nonprofits start out and they have family on it but they then meet at large enough board that it's not a family right. They meet that forty nine percent test. You Family shouldn't be making majority of your board. I mean I can tell you all the reasons. I don't think it's a good idea to have a whole family on your board but whatever I I'm not sure you. I'm not sure you actually want.
"executive director" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"To hire executive directors. And I have two questions as it relates to this I. What do you think of the best questions to ask to get a real look at? What's going on in the organization and are there any questions or comments? The board might ask. I should consider to be a red flag. Oh yeah this is another. That's another this is another juicy one and we've got some juicy ones yet. Could've there's yeah I would love to. I can't wait to hear what you say about the Red Flag questions I think is to get started. I mean I think one of the first questions which is a fair question is sort of. Tell me about why you're hiring an executive director now like I write like that feels like. Is this the first time that they're hiring one? Is it a grant funded position that you have to raise your salary and figure it out within three months? We've all hundred pounds scenarios surprise. Yeah you don't get in you get in and then you find that out but but anyways I think just kind of getting a sense of how many executive directors have have they had over the few years like I mean if you hear like constant turnover than I think the answers to some of your questions are going to be the red flags that you're GONNA now okay. This organization can't key probably an issue here. I think also I would ask what is sort of your strategic direction like is there a strategic plan in place What what is it? I'm always fascinated. I actually served on a search committee Andy. Few years ago and I was fascinated because the organization not surprisingly I mean they had a strategic plan but when they went through this process to hire almost every candidate asked that question and none of the board members could answer it. They were like well kind of and they talked around it and I thought that just doesn't bode. Well that really tells you a really disconnected board that Does it have a clue and didn't even do their homework so to me. I mean I guess I could give a little leeway to that but I don't think that's a great sign either. Yeah you kind of want. Hopefully they know where you're going because if you're if they're going down path a and you're not at all that's not your skill set or your passion. It'd be better to know that during the interview process. Get in there and figure out. Oh crap. They're going in a direction. I don't even agree with right. And if the and that tells you gives you information about how connected or disconnected. The board is from the organization as a whole. Yes if the if the board doesn't know what's going on if they can't answer basic about the organization it tells you that they don't pay attention in board meetings or don't show up or aren't that interested in the board and that's that could be a red flag unless you know that's yeah unless you're one of the things that you're really good at as building boards in. You're like yeah. I want to get rid of this deadweight anyway. I think it would be interesting. So those are sort of typical ones. I think it'd be interesting to ask from. Your vantage point is a board and sort of what you know about the organization and maybe the prior executive director. If there was one like what do you think is the biggest or most pressing challenge? I would face if I got hired like I think it would be fascinating because you're sort of trying to you're asking them to open up a bit and it would be fascinating to see what you'd hear and if they tell you everything is peaches and roses okay. But I don't think anybody should answer that without saying without giving it some thought and saying you now actually think our challenges we really need to diversify our funding or whatever it is I like. There's gotta be something right or am I being too hard and this question stumps me in in a big way. Because I've I've never really thought about it that way. Only because if if the organization is broken like as an executive director. It's it's almost like are you. Are you equipped to fix what is broken? And and if the mission is a good one and the organization if there's if there's stuff that can be salvaged he's like you're looking at a broken piece of equipment and you're like I could fix that right or you're looking at something you're like It looks like I don't. I don't think I'm capable of doing what needs to be done to get this fixed. So so it kind of you. It's so situational based on what? Your strengths are and then fled. The organization really needs going forward. I mean honestly. Are there organizations that I think are irredeemable like? Yes but that's because you know. The Internet left their their business. Model behind twenty five years ago thirty years ago in no one's noticed yet or or they're a brand name with no mission or you know whatever the reason five five through twenty is that there's something fundamentally wrong with the mission like like. Maybe it's a problem that doesn't need to be solved. But if that's the case then then why are you even? Why are you interested in in going after that executive position in the first place so I think I mean it's so situational and I can't think of any I mean if the board members are horrible people and ten to throw the executive director under the bus at a moment's notice your that's probably a situation you don't WanNa get in? How would you find that out? And maybe you talk to the remaining staff like see who still there and say. Hey you mind if I talk to you on interested in this position like you might if we have just an informal conversation about the organization and I think you know staff members for the most part I don't know. Do you think staff numbers would respond well to that? If somebody asked me that when I was when I was an executive if somebody asked me go to lunch because they want to hear about the position I think all my red flags would have immediately gone up like why are you doing an andhra around our process. Yes kind of wear my gutters. I think with all because yeah unless it's a friend because otherwise I'm uncomfortable going. Okay anything I tell you how can I trust? You'RE NOT GONNA go back or if you get hired. Use it against me like that. You can't trust me because just say right that would be presented and say that. But I'm thinking to your point though like Andy you and I you and I are both probably known those people that had astle experience with a nonprofit and they were an executive director or something and they left on bad terms or whatever the situation was and that may be just such a pain point that gun. Shy like okay You know I can't deal with another board. That is like this or this. I feel like this is a great opportunity with these kinds of questions because I do think even though everyone's GonNa put on their best face right. It's like your first date. No one really gets to see your true colors yet but I still think if you ask the right questions you can start to determine a lot like the strategic plan question if they can't answer it then whether it's a deal breaker for you and not is up to you. But like if they can't answer it or they don't really know what their strategic direction is or if they have a plan that tells you a lot about how much they've been engaged in the past like how much work you're GonNa have to do if you actually want an engaged board so so I feel like if you can ask those right like Lever Questions. It can really open it up. And I don't know that's my opinion and yet I also think you. Sometimes you get people who give you right who are great sales people in the interview and tell you all the stuff and you. How many times have you talked to somebody who just got hired as an e says? Why the stuff the skeletons that? I'm uncovering. I mean there's all the basics that you probably already know you know ask for Aspirin Audit and make sure you get the management letter that comes with the audit so that you can see all the stuff that they didn't publish mask return. Copies strategic plan asked for all the DASHBOARDS for financial statements. Ask for just like minutes of the last handful of board meetings like if an organization doesn't want to give that to you that's a huge red flag and then you're GonNa get tons of information if the if the minutes are sloppy and you know like the last three have been cancelled because people aren't showing up. I mean just I mean ask if I think the more information you get of stuff that they should be hanging onto and it's there if it's not there that gives you good idea how organizations run but again it's so situational. Maybe the last executive director was just a sloppy mess. Right who couldn't strategic plan is such a such a terrible thing. Yeah we have one but it's all in Comic Sans and I don't think it makes any sense an you know it it totally could be and you're right at a situation also. It's so tough to tell. I think you can also ask. Like what is the board is their role. And what do they see as the role compared to your role as the executive director because I think the one thing that would scare a lot is if they hear a board. That is way too controlling micromanaging. Most people that's probably more turn off to most incoming E D's and I think the opposite people can figure out what to do about engagement but a board that is like in your business every day. How do you get anything done? And that may be as pain point right. So and then what did they see as the role I would love to know I would ask? What is the role in fundraising? It would be fascinating to hear it because I'd love to see if some boards say what do you mean like? That's not you know we don't need to do that at that's your role Ed right. So W good probing questions find out those kinds of things that things that need you think. Probably need to change and to see where they're out on them. Yeah anyway best of luck to you. Good luck our organization.
"executive director" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The executive director of the Mississippi emergency management agency Michelle says crews are still working to assess the widespread damage the damage to bury all we had a number of mobile homes that were destroyed we've got a number of vehicles that were damaged we do know that we're going to have multiple entry spread out across these counties we certainly hope that we won't have anymore for a child please but we don't know that right now governor Tate Reeves has issued a state of emergency for the storms for NPR news I'm Alexander what's in Mississippi there are reports of fatalities this morning in Georgia where a suspected tornado hit the college park area south of downtown Atlanta the corona virus is now blamed for more than twenty two thousand deaths in the U. S. the most of any country New York City accounts for nearly a third of the nation's fatalities and almost sixty nine hundred New York governor Andrew Cuomo says statewide more than seven hundred people died from the virus yesterday the state has seen more than seven hundred for tallies from the virus each day over the last six days the mayor of Washington DC says she wants a thorough examination of why the virus is affecting minorities that larger rates than white Americans across the U. S. and P. R.'s Nell Greenfieldboyce reports preliminary data from New York City shows that the death rate for black and Hispanic people is about twice the rate for white people the mayor of Washington in DC Muriel Bowser told CNN on Sunday that this country has a long standing health disparities we have been dealing with these disparities for generations fueled by several Gration racism sub standard conditions stresses of poverty browser said pre existing conditions like asthma and diabetes seem to play a role in making some communities suffer more severe illness she says there needs to be a national focus on collecting more data on corona virus deaths Nell Greenfieldboyce NPR news the Japanese government says it does not plan to expand a state of emergency that's been in effect in Tokyo in six regions for the past week because of the virus in Russia health officials are reporting more than twenty five hundred new cases of the virus today that's the highest daily total in that country officials in Moscow say nearly one hundred fifty people have died there from the virus this is NPR news from Washington officials in Wisconsin are investigating how hackers interrupted yesterday's online meeting of Milwaukee's Election Commission Keren Powell with member station W. U. W. N. says the hackers posted violent and obscene images Milwaukee Election Commission executive director Neil Albrecht was in the middle of explaining how many absentee ballots had been received and postmarked prior to and after election day last Tuesday when the public meeting was hacked by an unknown source among the images shown were what appeared to be ISIS fighters and racial slurs written across the screen showing **** after Albrecht finished reading his notes assistant city attorney Pat McLean also on the call mentioned the interference could appear that we has been hacked yeah I think at that point Albright suggested ending the call the board rescheduled the meeting for Monday morning using a different computer meeting software for NPR news I'm tearing Powell in Milwaukee in Afghanistan the Taliban say they plan to release twenty captives each of whom works for the Afghan government and P. R.'s DHEA have deeds says the move is meant to jump start peace talks between the militant group and the government Taliban spokesman so how should he said on Twitter that the group would release them into the custody of the red cross it comes after the Afghan government really three hundred Taliban prisoners the prisoner swaps have been to be a gesture of goodwill before talks begin between the government and the Taliban to end of kana sounds for decades of war that's NPR's diaa Hadid in Islamabad I'm Dave Mattingly NPR.
"executive director" Discussed on FitLabPGH
"Programming. We have a program called venture outdoors again which focuses on our senior community and helping them get outside. We have adaptive programs to help anyone In Our community including those with physical limitations enjoy the outdoors and that includes our water sports. You make a really great point. Kayak Pittsburgh is probably what a lot of people recognize the most. I liked to brag and tell people that you can't look at a photograph of Pittsburgh and not see one of our yellow kayaks out there and that's Kayak Pittsburgh right. So we currently have three locations for Kayak Pittsburgh In downtown Pittsburgh in Aspen. Wollen at North Park. Just north of the city where you can go and rent kayaks or canoes And enjoy the water in a in a safe way and I know I have a special part in my heart for Kayak Pittsburgh. My Dad had just finished Bladder cancer treatment. The first year they had it and he came to visit me and I took them and he was a kayaker and he was really excited to see that he was still able to Kayak and canoe. So it's something that whether you realize it or not you're also affecting people who are not Pittsburgh natives living in Pittsburgh. Yeah that's it's a great way to experience the city to to get out on I mean for for for non Pittsburgh natives and natives alike it is a really amazing way to experience our communities to get on that water and see it from a totally different vantage point. I know with social media these days. One of the things that so great is it so easy to find information one of the things that so terrible is there so much information so somebody may be listening to this. This'll probably era just before the new year comes around where hopefully we'll have a relatively mild winter where you can still get outside. But there's enough snow and there's a lot of things that you can do with venture outdoors. I was looking at your web page this morning. So somebody's kind of saying you know I wanna do something outside I recognize. They're all these opportunities any suggestions as a new executive director. Where do they start? How do they figure out what to do? A great way to start is our website. Go to venture outdoors dot org right on. The homepage is our calendar of events. And you can sort through that calendar based on the type of activity that you're looking for or you could just peruse all of them And just picks and choose something. That's interesting for you. You know I I. I love going to our website and filtering through the family friendly events for my own children right so we have hikes combined with. Moore's and we have you know family friendly trail runs to introduce families together to the idea of trail running right alongside of their little ones so I would start with our website and people are looking at the website and they can see these things. I know one of the questions that people often have when they start new activities is. I don't WanNa be the last person I don't WanNa hold people back or I don't know how to run on a trail only run on the road. What do you say to people like that? Don't worry we've got you covered. We've got all the equipment we bring to the events and we have a really amazing team of volunteer trip leaders that lead these trips for us in these are really knowledgeable. Individuals are well trained They know their craft They're really engaging individuals and they are really the force that makes such a welcoming community we have events for everyone from the novice beginner all the way up to very skilled experts. So don't worry if you don't know exactly what you're doing will ensure that our team can can get you the information you need and I think something you mentioned is really important to emphasize because some of these activities can be pricey to start out. Try and realize the. I really don't like that. I mean if you decide I wanNA cross country skiing. You go by the. Cross country ski package where I was just an Rei before coming up here to interview you and was reminded that. I'm glad I have snowshoes now. But I think the thing that you emphasized. Is You have the equipment so you can as a participant dabble in a variety of events that you would spend literally thousands of dollars for if you said. Oh I want to try all these things. I'm GONNA biophysical exactly. We have the equipment right. So you know you don't need to make a large investment if it's something that you just WanNa dip you're towing or if you know you're only going to get the opportunity to do it at once or twice a year especially if you're talking about things like cross country skiing right not everybody my rougher Brian. Joe League goes up to Canada three or four times a year specifically because that's kind of his event. He loves to Cross Country Ski Question. I think people also want to know. Is you're a Pittsburgh native. You look on the website you say. Oh there's all these neat events we've got the holiday season coming up. Do you have to be a Pennsylvania native or what's the requirement to come and participate in adventure outdoors activity? Is Somebody going to show up and say oh no? You're from West. Virginia your from Ohio. You CAN'T PARTICIPATE. Nope we'll take everyone and that's that's the everyone. Part of what venture outdoors is. That's why we have the equipment that's why we have. You know the well trained staff and well trained volunteers because we want this to be accessible for everyone. We're checking driver's licenses to see you know what region you're from. Yeah were were open community. I KNOW WITH FIT LOT. Pittsburgh and my sister podcast moving to live. I've interviewed quite a few people in one of the things that I often see for. People who are lifelong. Movers is the his somewhere around the age of thirty five and they start to realize in. No it's not just about me. Being the first person across the finish line or having this need experience is being able to do the activity and share it with other people so there are probably people listening her going. You know I really liked venture outdoors thing I know how to Kayaker. I know how to cross country ski. But how can I get involved to be a volunteer and help other? People enjoy what I've enjoyed in. Maybe on the backside have a way to get rid of extra equipment that I just. It's just taking up space and you want a Nice Kayak. Here's a here's a kayak that I'm not using so you can give us a call. Give me a call. We're always looking for volunteers. We're always looking for interested individuals that would like to come and participate with us and you bring up a really interesting point About our outdoor activities. I was just out last week with venture outdoors on an urban hike out in the area so hiking through the village of swiftly but also up in the hills and swiftly heights Through the woods and the pitch black and it's gorgeous but the people who are there aren't just there to get a good you know three and a half hour hike in there also there because that's their social component right there to meet people who are like minded. They're there to meet different people that they wouldn't run into ordinarily So you know yeah. We're Talking Valley Valerie beaker. She is the Executive Director Venture outdoors. We discussed a little bit about the wide variety of activities as a runner. What is the activity that you've participated so far with with venture outdoors that you found the most interesting or hardest? And then as a follow up to that. What's the one activity that you're kind of looking forward to but kind of like this is going to be a pretty big adventure for me? All right won't don't judge me so to help you out before this. I ask a similar question for both podcasts. One person that I've interviewed in the past for my other podcasts. At I took a yoga class once it was enough. So it's different for everybody just because somebody likes to go swim in the river does mean that's what you have to like to do right so. I think there's a big question I I consider myself a runner and a quote unquote strict runner But a year ago Oh man. Three years ago now I was able to go out for the very first time kayaking with venture outdoors on a trip And it was an amazing experience. It was a little nerve wracking for me because I'm not a water sport person and I actually personally don't swim that well But it was it was really freeing to learn that new skill and master relatively quickly enough so that I could really enjoy the physical environment and my friends that were around me. So I think that that was Really surprising I think the most relaxing activity I've been able to do with venture outdoors so far Is this Earlier this spring I went fishing in downtown right So over lunchtime I think a couple times a month We hold a fishing component. We can just come down and cast a line and hang out and just stare at that gorgeous city skyline but I think the question fishermen official women are GonNA WANNA know is. What did you catch nothing? Nothing and win Valerie says that she's putting your arms out about three depart saying it. Was this big question. Zero event that venture outdoors has coming up that you're looking forward to or maybe a little bit nervous about saying this is something I want to try. I think it'll be something I'll talk about in the future. Yeah so this is the. Don't judge me par that I am not a camper am a glamour to be honest with you. I'm so when we didn't wear his mission. We really hopped bed-and-breakfasts in hotels. The hallway up I was not going to camp So I think you know one of the things that I'm most excited about In programming with video is being able to go out with a community of individuals and learn how to camp. And it's something that I'm hoping to be able to share with my children once I figure it out. I my kids. My kids have always asked to go camping. And I'm like no no no but I don't know how to Camp So that's you know the team here. Volunteers are really just providing a wealth of information and experiences. Even to me Let alone the community at large. And I'll let you one tip on that to kind of put in the back of your mind. If any of the leaders offered take you snipe hunting. We'll on the camping trip. Just say no. We've been talking to Valerie Beekman. She is the new executive director of venture outdoors. One final time for people. Who Don't know Valerie? What is venture outdoors again. Then she outdoors is the organization in South Western Pennsylvania. That can help everyone get outside and have fun. Movement is a lifestyle Valerie. Thank you for taking time to talk to fit loud Pittsburgh about your movement adventure and also the things you were doing to help. Other people move is the executive director of outdoors. Thank you very much. Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Fit Lad. Pg H brought to you by moving to live intro. Exit Music is marathon man by Jason. Shaw check out the show notes contact info for our latest guests links to other information mentioned in the episode and links towards sister. Podcast moving to live moving to live as a podcast about moving exercise for professionals and amateur aficionados moving to live offers topics from Career Development to coaching tips education resources to advice for parents of student. Athletes you can subscribe to us and Apple podcasts. Stitcher or Google play for check out our website for other subscription options. Your free subscription. 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"executive director" Discussed on FitLabPGH
"I don't know maybe I just don't like the feeling of waking up without sore muscles I guess I just WanNa keep pushing myself right so you know. I don't want to get to a moment in my life where I say that I didn't try I didn't try to get out there and do as much as I possibly could because there will come a day when I'm told that this kind of movement this kind of activity is impossible for me anymore when we started more as mission at first I was really scared of it right this journey from DC to Pittsburgh So I made my husband and I go to the PCP and get checked out. I was for sure they were gonNA tell me who's to unhealthy like do something like this. And it wasn't him. It was me and they discovered that I had this skipped heartbeat or heart murmur or something and they didn't know what it was but they said you can't run any further than you've already run right now because we don't know what this isn't we don't know what's GonNa Happen to you. We don't know how safe it is for you. Run and it was a couple of months before they figured out there. Pvc's and that everything okay. And here's the plan of attack moving forward to keep me healthy and safe while running but in those couple of months. It was a really hard realization to think. I've already screwed up so badly with my eating habits and smoking and etc that in my early thirties. I'm being told that I can't do this. So when I got the all clear you know the mindset flipped to. I'm just GonNa do this for as long and as hard as I can until they tell me. I can't do you ever or do you. And your husband ever think about the fact that you're setting the next generation your four kids up to hopefully knock on wood not do what you did and say okay. I'm going to start out with my earlier. Smoking and meeting all kinds of junk food just saying exercise. What's that that's the hope rate so back in the day when I had little ones With my first couple and I was still a smoker. You know I'm not. I'm not proud of it. But you know my children would mimic my smoking habits and now my children mimic my running habit and they want to eat runner food and they want to dress like a runner and they want to get on the floor and do the runners stretches with mommy. you know so. I'm I'm really hoping that we're setting a new stage for them for their own health and and we talk about it all the time with them. We talk about how it's so important to care for yourself because when you get older you know everything you do right now today as as an eight year old a six year old as a thirteen year old that is setting the stage for your health and wellness. When you're sixty seventy and eighty and if you WANNA be moving and living on your own and doing fun things in those years we've gotta start now so I'm hoping that that's going to stick with them. But we'll see and the nice thing that you probably realize now is even with running shoes for your kids and for you and for your husband. It's probably still less money over the course of the year than cigarettes absolutely absolutely plus they come in different colors exactly. Yes so you also said that you moved back to Pittsburgh to start your career in environmental nonprofits. What was the impetus to say environmental nonprofits? And actually before you answer that kind of a precursor question what. The Heck is an environmental nonprofit so an environmental nonprofit there are as you know the Pittsburgh region is home to nonprofits and Pittsburgh itself. Is this glorious gritty? Wonderful Hometown city that has had to reinvent itself. Multiple Times over the last couple of centuries right in order to sustain itself and sustained communities that are here at a big part of the evolution in recent decades is that environmental revolution. So there are all kinds of amazing nonprofit organizations that focus You know either narrowly are holistically on the environmental piece. That is our community right so when I moved here in two thousand and eight it really was dumb luck that I fell into the energy sector and that rolled into an energy reduction program working with municipalities which rolled into getting a job of green building alliance and working with building product manufacturers to help them understand the greenness or lack thereof of their products that they were selling to the community or at large for buildings So that's sort of how I landed accidentally in environmental nonprofits in it's just grown from there The journey from D. C. to Pittsburgh was sort of a big step and evolving my personal journey and my career so while. I'm still in an environmental nonprofit here at venture outdoors More of our environmentalism and more of our desire to get people in the physical environment is related to movement. I know in the health field. One of the jokes is the physician who comes in with a pack of cigarettes sticking out of his or her pocket and they're twenty five or thirty pounds overweight and they look at you and they say well you know you really need to watch what you eat or you really need to cut down on your smoking. You really need to exercise. So it's kind of do what I say. Not what I do and I know from interviewing you a few months back in your previous position you kind of practice what you preach and hoping that you bring this venture outdoors and we talked before recording probably a third of the people in Pittsburgh. No adventure outdoors is a third of the people. Don't and maybe a third of the people are kind of aware but don't know exactly what they are. So you're in the elevator. Somebody says what's venture outdoors. What do you tell them? Venture outdoors is the local organization in South West. Pa that has the tools and resources and equipment to help everyone in our community. Get outside and have fun. And I guess some people look at you then and say. Why do they want to get outside and misses? I think a great opportunity to tell people about why you want to get outside. We were talking a little bit before we started recording. It was fifteen degrees this morning. I was in Mingo Creek Park. I saw one other person whereas if it had been seventy five degrees I probably would have seen thirty five or forty. We are so fortunate in southwestern Pennsylvania to have such a beautiful physical environment to enjoy with our rivers and hills and the landscape is gorgeous and we have four beautiful seasons currently another story for another day so getting outside is really about enjoying the beauty. That's around us but getting outside is also a huge part of our health and wellness and our mental wellness right. It's it's free to get outside. It's free to go outside and hike You know a lot of people don't know where to go. Where do I walk? Where do I hike? Where is it appropriate for me to you? Know maybe cross country ski or go snowshoeing fishing. I really am interested in fishing but I don't know how I don't know where we sort of answer that the how. And the where we bring the expertise to you and fill in those blanks so that you can go outside and that you can enjoy the environment without needing to make a massive investment yourself and I know I've been fortunate to. I can't remember what I was an outside and I think when I first moved to Pittsburgh the first time I heard about venture outdoors was the band film festival and that may be some people's only knowledge venture outdoors or they may know about Kayak Pittsburgh which goes both North Park and down in the rivers here in the city but it does more than that. And how did venture outdoors start? I mean you're not you're you weren't the first executive director but I'm sure somebody didn't wake up one day and say hey let's start. This thing called venture outdoors to get more people outside so I do know the founding executive director and I actually worked under him at Green Building. Alliance we stay very connected even to this day and you know twenty years ago. It was a cohort of volunteers and people who were really interested in the outdoors and interested in outdoor activity and saw an opportunity and a market here to help that to the community so back in the day they started with a very small cohort volunteers who would put together outings for individuals and we have just grown since then to providing hundreds and hundreds of outdoor activities for every age range. We have youth.
"executive director" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"In here they are laying five and a half six at home to Tampa well you might like this one then because last night so a pretty easy number to get even see one six and a half this number yeah I don't I e every week guy see a few couple of games like two points in general nothing happens every time but in general the market's been moving this'll be like this'll be really a big decision so the next two games we're at minus three minus one twenty on the browns run out three and a half on the browns nobody knows who that is so this is this'll be a big swing game for the books both the driving the game winning field of what you make Joe FLACCO 's comments about even ice news like there they were two and five going into that game I mean just be aggressive Chicago game but I think Fangio's so old school not aggressive enough it up they are okay yeah the steelers above them all we have up now would be the the super bowl the conference the divisions no more to get involved but let me read you the rest of their schedule and you tell me the guaranteed losses owned Cincinnati at Arizona owned a Baltimore and I think they already have a win at Baltimore as one of their two wins right so the race with one more head to head game in Cleveland Coming later in the season and then a rookie kyle lowry and then Lamar Jackson so they have like about this Cleveland's already played the two undefeated teams in the NFL New England in San Francisco on Sunday get to three and five with that schedule in the back half I guess it's possible I marquee game in La chargers A road game against the packers why does take account I've seen this year recording on Thursday morning game and one hundred twenty six of them are on the Green Bay packers so we're GONNA win their bets in the morning we're going to be rolling those bets over on the packers over on the Patriots you what did you guys ended up we lost we lost money on that game but not bigger lizard okay interesting they know their you guys took smart sharp money on I would've thought there would have been a little bit more par liability building the Green Bay than there was it was certainly in a couple of these other these other favorites like CLEVELAND AND MAYBE PHILADELPHIA GIVE BACK UP I know all the sharp guys are getting Baltimore but if all these favorites cover early in the day Sunday about Monday night Monday night Dallas minus seven at the New York giants not a the focus of the the betting public here has been on the Sunday night game and on the especially that green is making with the Steph curry injury you know I I didn't even know that he got hurt. Well Steph Steph curry broke his hand I know that we were working. You know depending on how long he's out for you gotTA think Golden State might not even even know if this team's GonNa make it to the postseason well I thought that was a possibility to begin with not certainly not the team that they were but I thought they were going to be fine and wii going into last night so yeah they're not good and they're getting everyone's best shot in terms of have to pull the trigger even at two hundred one I would not I would not all right my friend another strong performance at you don't give the raiders should've given Musburger the raiders that win though I mean Oakland really checking the game I'm sorry I was talking all the jets right as but I'll say yeah you're you're chasing tonight with the Frisco 'cause obviously hate doing this too modest one twenty which is the worst I hate I.
"executive director" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"Thank you into the game you've kind of your money that's how you find out from Vegas to you this is behind the bats Rick Travis The Washington nationals word series champ I was just happy miracle over if you had it bad beat on the under my apologies there we're gonNA talk to Mr and also Wrap things up with Mike Clay whose back and dressed in costume so later Gardner Menchu Aka field yates so good stuff there and let's get the guys at work you're calling me MR director not looking directly into my eyes people tab and ESPN kicking is for losers now that I'm a world series champion myself a world series champion quite a game last night man it was it was crazy how so many of their elimination games ended eventually the offense broke through I mean how many times do we see that happening behind early and Sherzer he kept them close enough that they were able to in his head out of his tail yeah I mean David Martinez got a lot of crap during in there and and he pushed all the right buttons in the playoffs and the bullpen deserves we evaluated for years to come Aj Hinch is decisions on several but it is fascinating like we talk about this you know maybe the football ben to win the second half you have to be essentially like that much better for the whole game soon shows are really didn't have his best stuff last night but he managed to get out a lot of those jams of course and then so it's three two two after the Kendrick Homerun and I'm kind of inching towards the edge of my seat opened up six to two is unbelievable I it's just miracle in a lot of ways in another example of d. on the weekend a city full of people actually work I weekend to go to the world series so I think I'll stay out here for the parade but I definitely going to be last night I just let us kind of experience it with all your friends and must be interesting but at the bottom line is the four games the nationals one where the game started by Strasbourg insureds a TV show yesterday just I thought under six strikeouts was crazy bet yeah well he did pitch but you didn't have as best as you alluded to but he got out of the jams much like he did in that one game with books do like did you take any huge bets things like that we did we did great we were in a great position we did very very well in the world series future pool we also took some big bets on Houston Big Win for us in all the books who are booking mattress mack also did this to me like you guys a couple of bookies all right let's get into the NFL now so clearly there were some sharp action moving the line from thirteen and a half down to ten look but Yeah my understanding there was some some books closed nine and a half Cleveland was well it is that what we're calling that to the Baker Mayfield say Jarvis Landry I don't know what so they continued what did you think Freddie Kitchens decision to kick the field goal there certainly when you're you're down three scores you need and you're gonNA need a field goal if you have a half a percent chance to come back and win you should try it you chance to win you should try you shouldn't just let the game end I I don't know what he was doing there it was the cop and for sure if we could have got Denver to win the game outright as other extra point now revisit that because I was tweeting and it made no sense like here's a quarter here's a kicker letelier going into conserve conservative mode and ended up being a fifty one yarder they made it doesn't mean it was the right thing to do he's doing this he's too good of a aggressive in general I should say so it was shocking to see him do that he did get away with it points with the colts and I even said that actually changed my pick to a teaser with the colts big Seattle money last week as well yeah there there was some money on Seattle we for sure the New England game everybody was on New England we always talk about it on this show hey and we need the browns pretty big there I it really I don't want to not getting a lot of I dunno coverage is the Patriots that could become a thing especially this weekend with there only being a three point I mean this is setting up to be the most heavily NFL game of the year to date a game we'll let's let's get into this weekend's card will start there and then we'll go to the beginning of the card with tonight's in like right when we opened this game well let's go back another week let's go back to the twelve day line we four and a half we reopened this game at I think minus five on Sunday thousands on New England minus four last Sunday night so then Monday minus one ten right now we're a Baltimore plus three and a half minus one twenty ah sharp versus square showdown of the year in the NFL. Okay br I mean if you're the only one in the whole world has that number you probably don't want to extend him limits light or the fight I would take that bed if somebody wanted about thirty thousand dollars on there's no big deal okay yeah that but I don't you wonder do you I know how much money there was going to be on that game or we knew and right the market's not really settled yet so it's a little bit different than but we were still okay giving him the against the Patriots ever I just let me tell you what I got on the line in that game because I'm glad you brought that up and yet given my picture Brent Musburger and that pick ended up being Cleveland plus against Brady so yesterday when I did the show for week nine the pick I gave him was relationship with Brent Musburger is on the line in this game 'cause if I give them another loser against bell check and Brady we all talk about these games in the risk room here and then we give Brent our recommendation yeah I mean that's what you should do you should say we'll Brent you're the one who submitted the picks like you're the one big the broncos covered I think it was when they won outright against the chargers but I always scary going against the England New England they've played such a great defensive us and I don't know that it's GonNa Work Against this Baltimore d a Lot of years using this that will try to do this patriots team that I kind good value against the Patriots. I'm the first met I love Kansas Mary yesterday and I asked him about like sort of you know these it's hard to put a like a you had to quantify Bella check it because he doesn't kind of reevaluate the the so they're they're they're statistics are predictive but with Bela check he changes everything to they didn't get on no big difference I agree with you first of all but a big difference is a play caller that was promoted from interim job to a fulltime job and that was mistake in the week and it Roach and game planning like you just remember there's that Patriots and they went in there I remember two hundred fifty rushing yards after I remember they blew somebody out on the following in Kansas City or I don't remember exactly but or he's just running this offense with his eyes closed 'cause he knows it like the back of his hand but he's also there's a perfect match for each other time will tell there I four ten right now and every every moneyline parlay every teaser every every that twenty nine thousand on forty niners money line back on Monday or Tuesday of it's an aggressive play short week row team I get it but a lot the window people just running to the window to San Francisco right now so it was three and a half or four yeah but it it did come crashing down he did that a lot at USC interesting wonder why we come. Nfl Ah nothing against bell checks should be counted against you but there's no excuse for his performance ed here we go going to be a nice game for the jets will show short cut short loss London Yeah Games in London home game doesn't Jacksonville play there every year I think on Texans Jacksonville Houston obviously know. Jj Watt in this you there okay buffalo a little dose of Reality Devi away which is football Sunday from bills Mafia and the somewhere rationing dialogue. I don't know that you could call anybody that's in the bills Mafia rational and just there's a ceiling there and I think they take care of us here with the Redskins in town to get through Washington here and if they win this game on Sunday and they probably will they're going to be six a couple of weeks ago so I don't have to take the bills in this game in my eliminator just zone is there ahead of schedule I've said that about them a few times their first year would kingsbury great defensively and the next game on this rundown Titans Panthers Carolina that number is up to four you talk about buying low on a team it's GonNa be a time to the Times had no business winning on Sunday they got completely screwed by I'm sorry Tampa Bay got screwed awful awful call and some it's weird because they usually let referees let things play out else I'd be careful here because you know everybody's going to be on Philadelphia everyone's on the eagles right now no one's going to be looking to bet on Chicago on Sunday and sometimes last week off the embarrassing performance against the Patriots are kind of like Chicago this weekend it's decay can't be that right correct fair fair point intriguing game with the Vikings and Kansas City minus two and a half because we think mahomes is GonNa play well so I did I was on this morning with Mitch Sorry about that play on follow the money and I gave him my answer the dolphins are trying to lose join conversion against Washington and at third down all out blitz against Pittsburgh this the head to head no it's totally right and Cincinnati no one's talking about that Cincinnati doc I don't think they are but you have a fair point their own eight zone eight on the main screen so I was like sort of glancing over even though I had a pretty sizable play side of the screen you know okay oh they're conceding the field go oh wait he's still the plan was like you line up eight guys in the line of scrimmage and then you drop you disguise which ones are blitzing you the Pittsburgh steelers we got the colts laying one in Pittsburgh and I think this is my favorite that's playing I would say very well given the circumstances so I understand the money here you know Pittsburgh did pretty good number of tickets coming in on the colts we've moved from pick 'em to minus one yeah I think in their limit their limited I mean that's put it nicely if they're limited now that surprises me a little bit yeah we're except to two and a half and Oakland coming back lot to report in terms of wiseguy action and really it's just a completely split game pretty divided game here so far I will say this and I will This raiders teams more more competent than it has been years pass the raiders be what would the raiders record if they played buffalo schedule or New England schedule they don't true no I'm not I'm not saying I don't think Patriots are great I'm just saying that.
"executive director" Discussed on Messari's Unqualified Opinions
"Uh this episode is brought to you by our friends at voyager trading cryptocurrency can be tough not just talking about making smart crypto investments. I'm talking about the big like the first point of this project and somehow some habits we have on one and the actually launching it went from that one product which made sense to is Macao for everything on the whole world is like right we've been made simply form of the corporation and we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA make world court and it's going to do everything walk well this is a perfect point further classic as at the time I can remember percentage fifteen percent either in a while locked into opera through a vulnerability packed yeah very immature uh on the first thing I don't say who was it wasn't it wasn't just the concept of the operation were it was we invented concepts of operation is you've frontier lawless territory an it also enemies Tbilisi been groped or anything we're just going to plant and because blow contracts so we're just going all in the first thing only thing actually and that is that events exposed that you have different Russa equal all his Lee deep in Bitcoin Soros was we want more we will have contacts analogy and it was probably a parent de Dissuade Coin de so an animal's going to happen on top of of of massive anonymous Romeo commonly wish thanks so he just had shipped over there were more you know more rest covers and really is really doing pounders overlook routes were mainstream technologists and social mus you know it went all psycho constant the same way they weren't radical libertarian haters it was a bunch of technology and we we make the world a what you had and power uncanny which some people would really not bitcoin calls were really like all know like immutability is the you know the chain something bad happens right you didn't see me engulfs happened on a bunch of people right we should all for bitcoin the soul of what happened it is slightly different in the sense that no one knows win it happened in bitcoin history where if safety shoes I think maybe fifteen percents bitcoin would be about twenty five billion dollars right that much money stolen from windows so you would see serious consideration around around Oregon possibly most likely when he came over collections like wait for the food but I think what you really had is is has realized action that you had people without irreconcilably different points of view saying should we interfere search essentially because this is such an thing and always beef somebody's stolen our money that it was going to be used for disruptive broadcasts to build this thing and also the timing it was early the euro it was it was really so I mean sick myself mind media reaction is cool should think but then you have the most rigorous debate this where you know lots of different users stressed misled yet size and and I think the situation oh you had is even within foundation lots and also of course we shouldn't do anything and then they find the I've been working with for a year lease you what you grow meant pack you can change it off you ah civil war and you just taught me it bubbles to the surface and you and you got this point and I think it was it was it was Ronnie's that Ford essentially because it's like it's like Roy secession from the union it's the right through a divorce you know stuck in a miserable marriage arrested so you basically saying exactly I want to come back to is stayed working on theory integrates early around during plastic it seemed pretty significantly and you're hitting join consensus so I'm coming from the story back say basically going student tearing the building stuff the foundation of medium plenty of places because the shit Colin.
"executive director" Discussed on Messari's Unqualified Opinions
"Not be disappointing everyone welcome back some Saris Unqualified Opinions on Ryan to idiots and I'm here with they'll who's the executive record sequel Big Addy Emperor and uttering as and right before we close on the camera we're here Asaka on five we're a typhoon that about a category six down if this never actually makes it to Asian eight and that's why we're going to try to eight pro soccer before over the typhoon just ransack everything but in the meantime our talked about it during last week so they're in plastic is original during blockchain or those that are you're the industry unfamiliar is the results of a hard fork following e Haq how I in original decentralized autonomous organization which lost Johnnie sixty million six kids lose it at the time it was a sizeable chunk of the outstanding ether slack the Dow was only just screamed funding that compete in the hit salsa protests all of what it raised the original Brazil we'll we'll talk a little bit during classic but Dan but for the most part the reason is most interesting house Ab is often and and some of the members of the team our advice Ason it's been going on recently and he theory am one to transition is our from Asia everything is going to happen over a multi year period and one of the most critical components of the update is a transition from proof of work I wish asks still enrolled Mason to prove sake so we'll talk about that technically what it means to be system what it means for security but also just were generally how do communities cooperate competes as their classic is ironically officer this year well easy labs Oh yes which are not the before we get into all that up how do we has your back your backgrounds and specifically you're kind of path within Iran and how you got to be such an integral player and multi discipline certainly these as more or less inside so my career Triads Boven was in the industry on I actually would ask for Eighteen Years Fifteen years twenty years that made me with only a small cycles fever and we I shall central technology collaboration projects it's actually so I was actually the peak of my career I was the suffer for the whole sports so you know all contextual relate to sign of Yates will start in every black holes and I not decided personal freedom was more important than anything else and the working within a logical ration- that was above you That you I've always do souls and would seek to solve getting signed protests manual so actually working on a sort of unity gains but moghal gained some really wearables POINT I met David Lowy and Kluber in a kiss Lonnie were live and he basically gave me you know Miss Rammed him evening NCAA in February twenty team Just hey outbreak really talking through that's humanitarian thing if you will if you can do it Sanjay through insurance or supply chain shipping on really like well we rewired the whole world here I mean this prior to that one hundred twenty point adult rice thing we'll see how have these you know the elites controlling us and the the sobering debt crisis and Harris all this stuff work and you know that the climate crisis everything just thinking the world is screwed up it's you know and there's nothing that we can do these institutions ironical going so it was like wow this is a revelation I can code you know maybe you can actually do a proactive things to make us a future Oh sedated actually introduced me in July Twenty Pool team so the foundation of being sausage with the and Sal I'm having day with David who make me is cray attitude in this all students who could give it Anson out to the only taking your old tech so I decided to Aries Cheney people in Cuba it's actually no also points for another four no I left in June and July but I just I was really still doing so gates of made.
"executive director" Discussed on Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
"Podcasts in these conversations by supporting our sponsors so please punch over there a hope you love it as much as i do again it's athlete let green dot com ford slash finding mastery this week's conversation is with ollie smith now allen i met probably about five or six years ago at a conference called wisdom two point oh it's where high tech meets mindfulness and he's just got a great way about him and he's got a incredible story that he's been able to amplify in his business so all the cofounded the holistic life nation in two thousand one where he's currently the executive director now what they've done you've probably heard buzz or read about it or heard some controversy in some storylines around what they've done with mindfulness in schools so he was early on that program introducing mind from this to public and private schools he's had a practice himself for fifteen years teaching yoga and mindfulness to allied range of populations and what they've done is they've developed a pilot yoga mindfulness programs in public and private schools like we've talked about drug treatment centers juvenile detention centers mental crisis facilities retreat centers in his all this nationally and internationally so in this conversation we talk about how he got schools large institutions to buy into his mission and it's not him alone it's he and his team in we'll also talk about the way that he is making impact on kids lives and how that's likely paying ford in dividends in we also get into great detail about his unique mindfulness practice so there's we've taken the conversation from concepts into right into the weeds about how he practices in how he helps us kids in the in the programs that he's running or he and his team running how that works so hope this conversation is a reminder that we all have ideas we all have ideas that could work in whether that's business and or passions whatever might be it's wonderful when the to mix but to be able to take those ideas and put them into play takes hard work takes team it takes building environment culture were many people are nodding their heads like yeah okay i see how that could work and so.