19 Episode results for "Fifty Eight Percent"
Moment of the Day (5/28/20)
"We call this Moose sleep gate by the way. The poll is not in your favor moves either. We have now climbed up to fifty eight percent people off people believe that you have fallen asleep. Forty two bucks slipped. I'm sure but listen. This is not a scenario where I'm denying something that happened. I did not fall asleep. The video can leave you the lean. What went whatever way you want to read I apologize. Thank you defending me Jerry. Thank you for defending me this morning. I appreciate that To Al to boomer Eddie School you guys. Right go smokes. Go take a nap. Ya All there you go on the loose. Moose and Maggie. Coming up at ten. O'clock might just be Maggie for a portion of the show asleep again. Today's mystery gust the my pillow guy. There you go guys moment of the day enjoy Thursday all right you too Gerry. Thank you very much we will talk to you tomorrow.
Retirement Planning: Beware of Surprise Expenses
"Ever wonder what the gun industry has to say for itself. Here's your chance listen to the new series gun industry speaks we'll go deep into the issues all Americans care about such as background checks stopping criminals and what the gun industries doing to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. Here's your money on the line with US Glen thanks for coming on the show my pleasure thank you met your money briefing Im J._R. whalen in New York for the Wall Street Journal hinch and they need they need help or it's The younger generation younger family members who who suddenly find themselves in granddaughter moved to a new town and needed some help kind of unexpectedly and so we stepped up in and helped her certainly not an expense a key rule of retirement planning is expect the unexpected especially signed a child who gets divorced or a grandchild who needs help with tuition my wife and I actually had an interesting experience are that we had foreseen but she needed help how do experts in the field recommend that older Americans and retirees prepare for these sorts of surprise savings if you're not prepared so Glenn replacement costs often sneak up on retirees what are they these are the big ticket items let's listen to the new podcast series the gun industry speaks or the National Shooting Sports Foundation the Trade Association for the Firearms Industry Weighs in on the debate unfiltered Ernest Appliances your computer or the need to paint your house we don't we tend not to think of these problems retirement savings we'll discuss how you can prepare for an avoid surprise expenses I some money and market news you should know Americans are in a giving mood contributing to some of the hit of the expenses here and that's a good question people for the most part tend to underestimate their life expectancy they just affected and that kind of Kinda came out of the blue for us and that's the kind of thing you need to prepare for and our seniors projecting how long they're going to live accurately point three million people worldwide between two thousand nine and two thousand eighteen they were asked if in the past month they help a stranger or someone they didn't know who needed help that was down from the peak of giving sixty four percent in two thousand fourteen have you ever wondered what the gun industry has to say for itself here's your chance if they donated money to charity or if they volunteered their time to an organization Americans topped the list but while fifty eight percent answered yes in two thousand eighteen ranked number one in the charities aid foundation's world giving index which tracks where people are most likely to help a stranger in need the index is based on a Gallup poll of one in their own words we'll go deep into the issues all Americans care about such as background checks stopping criminals and what the industry is doing to keep firearms out of the wrong hands pull ready to sell a house to downsize that's certainly one possibility for example my wife and I We had to replace our air conditioning unit sooner than we surprise Expenses Wall Street Journal Financial Columnist Glenn Rufina is on the line to discuss cost that can seemingly jump out of nowhere and eat away at retirement I early in retirement because that's when your nest egg is is most liable to get hit by a bear market so again and you WanNa try to avoid replacement caused says following us into retirement but they do and they can put a pretty big dent in your nest egg so it can hit retirees who are you and when I say early in retirement say the first four or five years you don't want to replace the roof you don't WanNa buy the car you don't WanNa replace the new expenses that come around well there's two there's two big steps you can take I you can try to avoid major expenses early in retirement sneak up on families well this is a tricky one a difficult situation a lot of times it's aging parents who feel a financial I don't think they're that they're gonna live long enough to see all these expenses and later life and and that's just not the case how do cost associated with relatives anymore but you can you can set up a savings plan that anticipates some of these big expenses coming down the road and that's another area that really requires a lot of aware Miss Bhai older Americans and that is the impact of distributions from their tax deferred accounts that's a big one and people just don't see it coming they they know they need to begin withdrawing funds from their IRA or other retirement accounts once they reach age seventy and a half but what they don't realize often those major expenses early in retirement the other big step that people can take is to keep saving and we we tend to once in retirement we no longer need to save the ripple effects
New Policies Launched to Speed Up Financial Inclusion
"You're listening to the news at the time when Africa Business Radio. The Ministry of Finance has introduced a national financial inclusion and development strategy to help create economic opportunities and reduce poverty in its quest to increase financial inclusion from the current fifty eight percent to eighty five percents by twenty twenty three. This strategy sponsored. Three initiatives should use by Kaufman's to speed up financial inclusion and digital payments from the economy statements issued by the Ministry of Finance at government has also launched a cash roadmap to create concrete steps. Help you inclusive detail payments ecosystem the cash lines roadmap was assigned in collaboration with the United Nations space better than cash allowance to help provide solutions for better access to financial services enable regulation and oversight. I'm promotes consumer protection. And that was the news this time on Business Radio. You can't continue listen life online at. Www Dot Africa business radio DOT COM. Or I'm able APP. Thank you for listening.
The $399 iPhone, SmileDirectClubs California problem, and Goldmans WeWork worry
"This is nick this is Jack and this is snacks daily it is Tuesday October fifteenth welcome to the best one yet this is the best next we've ever done Jack what is going on market slipped a tad because that many deal we talked about with China questionable maybe smaller than we thought back to an orthodontist and they're like we straighten this tooth and this tooth and then they send you a little clear braces right judging your incisors over there was just born this way it's not my fault so the dark I showed a couple of months ago if fell thirteen percent yesterday and is now down fifty eight percent from its Ip Akers here what comes next you can vote for the winner at Robin attacks the winner gets a free teaboy t-shirt from Robin Hood Snacks we've got the poll going all today on right now finally Jeff Bezos because prime rhyme that one's from Yeah G. Wang and Mr early both sent that in both could win the prize investments jacker you think an Uber we work over here Goldman Sachs is a proud partial owner of Uber and we work actually not so proud third and final storage Jack we've got boots on the ground in China and well we asked a question who should get the Nobel Prize of business which is not a Nobel prize that even exist now we made up the category 'cause sometimes you gotTa do that which deserves of snappers we know what you're thinking that this is the best one yet for a Tuesday we've ever done and what does that mean what was the plan this week Jack Price and basically their focus this concept called telemedicine because after you get that whole mouthpiece situation Jack was unveiling to you everyone you go through the telemedicine in the state of California sound innocent sounds innocuous turns out actually kind of carried some half it's a bill that was signed by the governor and it's not good for smaller is boots think apple is revealing a four hundred dollar iphone se to right after new years this could be an aggressively downmarket mood only read five words for you and this is what you submitted the first mission was Walt Disney because Disney is still everywhere according to grind easy this second Henry variance I'm smiling right now saying Jeez so you might have like one physical interaction through these mouthpieces but then the rest is kind of over the phone and online right exactly you're doing that with you making music money and honey looks like the submission here's from Jack Kramer that's from a j Kramer now that's my handle you guys better vote for me full disclosure we're talking to him Ford because it's car the Mahdi became the car trains airy great idea and then this third one I mean I don't know where this game from beyond say well prize now we got some awesome submissions from smackers and the goal was to describe why in less than five words the Nobel Committee is busy and they can hin like poetry second story Goldman Sachs reports earnings today yet but we're not talking about its banking business we're talking about something else we're talking about its venture orthodontist there now what hit smile club to start the week was this little thing called Ab one five one nine A. B. Fifteen nineteen it's not terrible for smile direct really says that dentists who get to continue to regulate smile at club and all other orthodontists in the state Jackson first story we smile direct Kalab it's officially the worst IPO of twenty nine hundred and Jack I think it just Kinda got a little bit worse club predicted this could happen to itself in its own S. one document jackets sounds deep it's so true smile direct clubs IPO paperwork bledstock about what this company does they basically send you a mouthpiece like a football mouthguard it chump into its shows those teeth twitter feed smackers will see their daily legal and the way the rain food is candy they don't reflect but the orthodontist claim is Latif is a serious matter like you're straightening bones that exists in your mouth and that show off every time you smile it shouldn't be done virtually it's not clear what their motivations are totally protecting consumers also probably a little bit protecting their industry but this bill basically came about because orthodontist dentists have been pushing for like another five years yeah there's something basically called the dental board of California they're not GonNa banned smiled direct club where they're gonNA attack smile direct club or anything like that but they're going to do something it's s. one in August included all the risks just like this and one of the top risk was look it's adverse changes in laws regulations and rules dentist and orthodontist the status quo is opposed to smile clubs like whole business model they're getting disrupted taxes get disrupted by like Uber's in your left losses yet remember Goldman actually invested early on just like a venture capital firm in big startups the kinds like we work in Newburgh so today Goldman really road the Uber and we work Unicorn Party to the top a lot of rainbows has fallen off that Unicorn it's got some serious bruises we expect the IPO paperwork the S. one four our second story Goldman Sachs announces earnings today but everyone's looking at Uber and we work instead yes Goldman could adversely affect our business. That's exactly what's happened when Jack and I look back at a moment like this for a company like small directly it has some key reminders for US policy the changes can affect companies quickly and that's why companies spend a lot of money on lobbying governments and lobbying and policy matters are especially important when you're shortly out companies before they become public companies must be nice Goldman's made a ton of money on these kinds of investments but let's look it we work right if we works valued at four the cautionary tale of like over hype over investing overvalued companies for Goldman we expect this we work story to be about real dollar profit you should sit back and a chair open up your mouth have some saliva dribble out of your face and been there in person someone's gotTa make you wear those night braces that basically looks like
How to talk about vaccines so people will listen
"Hey corona virus chronicle listeners. It's lisa this is another episode of the new podcast. Qna would lisa gray. We're going to keep putting it here for a couple more weeks. But it's gonna go away so we would love it if you would switch over the new podcast. Go to whatever purveyor of fine podcasts. You prefer to patronize and subscribe. All right. here's the new show and hi. it's lisa and this is qna. Lisa grey at this miserable point in the pandemic vaccines offer the occasional point of good news so far the results from lots of the big phase. Three trials have been stronger than vaccine. Experts dared to hope so now. The question is will enough. Americans get the vaccine to stop the virus. Scientists worry that a large minority of americans say they're unlikely to and a gallup survey released last month. Fifty eight percent of people so they would get a covid nineteen vaccine but forty two percent so they wouldn't reluctant shows up in almost every demographic category men and women republicans and democrats people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. So what's behind those numbers. Can that distrust be changed. And how can we talk about vaccine so that people will listen. Prancers called luton. She's a health communications researcher. Who even before. The coronavirus outbreak have been studying ways that vaccine misinformation spreads on social media. She's an associate professor of communications at texas. Am and a faculty fellow at an ems center for health systems and design but she lives in the houston area and she talked with us from home office. In katie hi lou the us and texas seem so fragmented right now with such deeply entrenched opinions about covert and masks and vaccines that. It's hard for regular people to talk to each other about those things much less for scientists are government officials to have an effect so as someone who studied this. What are your general recommendations. Well I don't know what's the best way to talk to a general group of people. But i do know the the that we shouldn't do is just to talk science because Even if you're communicating legitimate scientific findings people might be very resistant to it. They wouldn't listen. And this has been found again and again in past research where scholars are trying to promote vaccines different types of vaccines among different groups of people. So of course we will communicate. Some scientific facts like the efficacy rate of the vaccine and the safety of the vaccine. However this is just the first step. I think the best way to move forward at this point is to really narrow. Cast our messages. Because you said that people are so different these days so i think it is absolutely necessary to understand different groups of the population and create messages. That are targeting different groups. Can we back up just a bit. If i'm trying to convince people about the right course of action to take should not be sending them. The latest article from the lancet shouldn't do that it. It's not going to get through unless they're already the sort of person who reads the lancet. That's the narrowcasting idea that i need to figure out who i'm talking to. And then how do you narrowcast. How do you tailor that message so that different sorts of people here it. You looked at health messages and vaccine messages. And how they get through in your research. What works what works now. That's a very good question. So whether people are going to get vaccinated are determined by a number of factors so Of course The perceived effectiveness of the vaccine or the safety of the vaccine is an important thing however at the same time There are other things for instance people's perceived the barriers. Like sometimes people don't think they can get the vaccine and they think either don't have the money or don't have the access or you know. I don't have the time. Because i have a lot of work to do. These are more practical barriers to vaccination you know even for those people who say they might get the vaccine. There are still real challenges. They just because they say that they're going to get it. S called behavioral intention. And then when they actually go to the doctor's office or a pharmacy roll up their sleeves and get the vaccine. That's a different thing. So what i think. Is that for people who are not strongly against vaccines but who are more ambivalent than provide. These kind of practical of resources is the good way to do that. For instance you can make it free to people. Research in early service has shown that you know if you make the vaccine free of charge to people twenty one percent of the people who said they're not going to get the vaccine. They're going to seriously reconsider. So money is important factor or convenience if you make this available at the local pharmacy then fifteen percent of the people who said they won't get it said they are going to seriously reconsider doctor's recommendation people might be suspicious of the government but we usually trust our own personal physicians very much so doctor's recommendation can potentially lead to a positive change as well so that's the people who are either wanting to get it. And who are you know ambivalent about it. I am trying to reach at work or at home. Someone who yes not like dead set against it. But they're busy right maybe. They don't always get their flu. Shot right that's the population. I should emphasize that our family doctor really recommends that and give them a list of places they can get it and then i think you're more interested probably in the people are against it. I i mentioned that. I have some family members who have dipped into cunanan lately and right and distrust every source that a journalist i believe so what do i do. How do we deal with that as a society to. Oh there are a number of things that Public house agencies could try one thing is Social norms so we are social animals. Sometimes you know whether we're going to do something doesn't it is not determined by whether i like it or i want to do it but you know by what other people around me are doing and whether they approve of it okay. So so. for instance. Smoking is something. The united states has a low smoking rate because of the social norm. That generally disapprove of Smoking so if we could potentially create this environment is social norm. that says that You know everybody needs to get vaccinated if you don't do that. Then you're irresponsible. You know your friends are doing it. They want you to do it. You'll know your grandmother have done that and she wants to do that or your your children who couldn't get the vaccine at this moment. They want to go back to school. They want you to do that. So if we can create this discourse of normative pressure than people are probably more likely to change their behavior. a doesn't necessarily mean that they will suddenly be converted to vexing believers but they will do it nevertheless so that they fit in. We have this very strong desire to be part of a group we want to fit in. We don't want people to look at us funny. Yeah so sort of recycling the way that once we all threw away our plastic water bottles and now he checked to see if there's a recycling spot so yeah social lawmakers little normal social norm is a really powerful motivator. We just want to fit in and this has been shown in a lot of other house behaviors like exercising like like said quit smoking. You know past research. Projects has shown that social norm can have an enormous effect on people. If social norms can push young people to eat pipe parts. It can push people to get the vaccine in a better direction. Yes so we need tiktokers out there. Doing really exciting videos about getting vaccines. We need memes. We need tiktok. Yes yes Actually survey studies have shown that in the united states men are more likely to want to get vaccine than women and older people are more likely to want to get vaccine then. Younger people and racially asian americans are more likely to want to get a vaccine than other racial groups and african americans have a lower rates in terms of willing to get vaccine then white. What accounts for those differences. Those different social norms different social norms and for instance in the case of african service historical distrust in the doctor sent by the government. We've all heard of the historical you would know the unethical medical experiments to like the tuskegee experiment. Syphilis dot have been carried out yes the eski in general african-americans have lower trust in government house policies. What my students found out through our s. No graphics study. Every american people in living in the greater houston area shows that They might not trust government that much but they do trust their doctors. They tend to develop long-term relationship with their doctors so when well some researchers have argued that african americans don't trust their doctors. What we found was this is not true. Or at least in houston. They trust their doctors. They think generally that the doctors have their best interests at heart. So i felt like for this kind of group are less likely to trust government but more likely to trust their doctors. It is very very important for the doctors to talk to their patients. Wow just to encourage them and to answer their questions about covid vaccine. Have you done that sort of research for other groups or have you seen other research on it. I haven't i haven't done research about other ethnic groups Oh yeah go ahead. Asian americans are more willing to take the vaccine and i was looking at the data. I was thinking about why. I think part of the reason is that you know even for asian americans who a grew up and who live in the united states asian culture generally pay a lotta respect to so. We're more likely to trust doctors or government were in the authoritative positions. We're more likely to give them the benefit of the doubt. That's probably one of the explanations. Why eighty percent are asian. Americans are willing to get it as compared to fifty eight percent in general Also mentioned young people are less likely to want to get it because young people are less likely to take it seriously and even when they do get it. It's not serious. In this case then social media could potentially play a huge role in terms of promoting a covid vaccine. If you know. Instagram influencers tiktok stars. They can if they can create this narrative that getting the vaccine is the cool thing to do is a brave thing to do then young adults who otherwise might not bother to get it they might get it okay so so it's really difficult to come up with a unified strategy instead. I my opinion is that we need to look at different groups of people and think about their individual characteristics and then what they think how they believe what they like and then come what poise tailored messages to different groups of people because the different groups have different social norms You've done a lot of work. I noticed in china And you're just mentioning that. Asian americans have a different relationship with authority in china. Is it easier to get a message like this out than it is in the united states. Yes yes we did. Some studying in china and look at how people consume covid nineteen related information. That was In late january and early february when china was facing this huge problem and government. You know made some mistakes early on in terms of how they doubt with it and how they communicated with the public about it what we were surprised to find you know as someone who live in the united states is even with that people still trust the government. They don't trust other people they they will trust their family and they will trust the government. They don't trust doctors. Wow they trust only those doctors who are backed by the government so if you are a famous physician and you say something about it they are not going to trust you but if you represent the government like you have a title that says you're director of whatever office in the government then they're gonna trust you. Wow that is that. Seems like a very different dynamic very different. So what are other factors. You're talking about social norms. Being one of the ways that human beings make decisions. What else emotions for those people who are already against Vaccine or who reject the fact that covert is a serious house threat to the general public communicating. A fact what fax to them might meet automatic rejection so sometimes we want them to not think about it so i stopped the graphs and the scientific articles. We want to use. You know so. We won't to appeal to the emotional side of the people instead of the cognitive the rational side of the people because you cannot just argue facts with people who already reject vaccine. This just doesn't work study after study have shown that but if we can create a messages that appeal to their emotions their love their compassion or their sense of. I'm a good person. I'm a brave guy that kind of emotion. Then it's actually more likely to be useful for instance in a tough dot man. Sometimes men don't get flu vaccine because they think i'm strong. I'm not going to be affected by the flu. I don't need the vaccine but if we then can appeal to this kind of psychological need like for these men to feel like i'm the strong powerful guy you know we twist the message saying your strong a powerful guy that protect your your family. Your neighbors your neighbors. Your your your wife your children. Then you know emotionally They will feel good and then they're more likely to do that. Doesn't mean they technically believing the vaccine but they want to do the thing that makes them feel like the strong brave man who are the protectors so this is a emotion is another thing that i think can be definitely incorporated in talking to people about the cove in nineteen vaccine. You mentioned that men were more likely to get the vaccine than women which surprised me right. That's yeah i'm surprised by that too what what's going on there. How do you reach women. I am very surprised by that. Date up myself because past research has shown that women are more likely to get flu. Waxing the man so four covert. I am not quite sure why that is the case and that is just one study okay. So that's still out. We're still trying to figure that out your. It is possible man. Say the socially desirable thing here. Because what again as i mentioned what you say and what you're going to do actually are two very different thing. You had mentioned that there are certain underlying ideas if you look at things like purity who How does that come into play with. Covert who who is motivated by concept like that. Okay so a couple of years ago there has been. This study are published in nature. That looks at people's moral foundations And their vaccine attitude so moral foundations are those morals and values that we consider to be most important to who we are as individuals. They talked about different types of moral foundations like purity like liberty like care like fairness and also authority and loyalty so these are the moral values that we hold dear to who we are and then by surveying like several thousands of people. They found that those people who believe in purity and liberty are also more likely to have high vaccine hesitancy which means they are less likely to get vaccinated or they're less likely to have their children vaccinated purity. Is this idea that we are pure so they would say such. He's such pure baby. He's so clean his brand new hallway token we put these chemicals in their pure beautiful clean body and liberty is another moral value. That is very important. The opposite of liberty is oppression. That is you know. Do we have the freedom to choose what we do or do. Should we listen to what the government has to say. So those people who highly value purity and liberty are likely to have high vaccine hesitancy. This is really important. The other two values are care. I want to care about other people. I want to take care of other people. I do not want to harm other people. Another one is fairness i. Won't you know like equity kind of value. So these two are not related to people's vaccine hesitancy so this is interesting because that doesn't make you more likely to get the vaccine if you want to take care of other people that just has no effect. They don't like make you to be more likely to resist vaccine. Okay so because. I want to take care of other people or i want to. I want to harm other people if you think about it. A lot of the early of vaccination messages or campaigns. Talk about it but research has shown that this doesn't affect those people who emphasize purity and liberty. So that's what the moral foundations theory have taught taught us in terms of the relationship to a vaccination intention. What would a campaign that emphasizes purity and liberty look like. That's a very interesting question. We want to make people think that it is their so even. If i don't want to do it but i can choose to do it. Because it gives me other fulfillment like i want to take care of my family right. I i worry that if the government forced people to do that it will only further exacerbate people's resistance and suspicion. They're like okay the government and the big pharmaceutical companies are coming together. And you know. Take control of our body. Which is the thing that the anti vaccine people are are very afraid of so when we create this message is we should emphasize that at the end of the day. It is a personal choice. But you know we can give a lot of incentives we can say. Well you're helping other people or you know you're getting this for free. It's venus and and you're you're protecting your family and then you can get the children back to school you'll keep your pure little body free of virus. Maybe yes maybe so. It's still complicated. But at this moment. I think you know we just have to try different approaches. We don't have the luxury to run studies ahead of time to see if something works and if you know but fortunately you know a public house professionals and house. Communication scholars have been studying how to promote vaccines for decades and we have some idea in terms of how to promote vaccine vaccination among different social and cultural groups. So at this moment you know the time off in our life where what we've learned in the past actually make a huge difference in the life of everybody. We just need to try those things. We can talk science. We can emotion social norms create ice bucket challenge or hyde park. You get it. You'll feel so good about it just like this year's election you know doesn't matter which side you're on you go vote and you know. There's this expectation that you're gonna to do that. So we need an voted sticker for vaccine right something like that. We need lots of those things. That's interesting thanks loop. That's it for cuna. With lisa gray produced by scott kingsley. Our theme music is by friend of the podcast feral gibbs and his band all the commands like everything. We do the houston chronicle. This podcast is powered by chronicle subscribers. So please check us out at houston. Chronicle dot com last. What questions should i be asking. What do you wanna hear next week. Let me know drop me. 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More than half Washingtonians putting off medical care
"More than half of washingtonian say they've delayed medical visits this year. That's according to a new survey conducted out of whitman college. More from kyw's. Tom bonzi researchers from whitman. College in walla asked more than twenty. Three hundred washingtonians Delayed medical care to dacoven for example cancelled surgeries appointments or avoided trips to the pharmacy. Fifty eight percent of those surveyed said yes. They delayed doctor visits or have been put off. Michelle janning is a sociology professor at whitman and one of the project researchers one that stands out to me i think is particularly concerning the people in our study who identified themselves as having one or more risk factors underlying health conditions are actually more likely to delay their medical care hospital associations medical directors have been repeating that it is safe to go to the doctor or the er during the pandemic. They urged people feeling seriously sick to seek medical care before it's too late. I'm tom bonzi reporting.
Election 2020: BGG Season 5
"I'm a shanty Goeller the founder of the Brown grows guy to politics and I'm voting for vice, President Joe Biden, and Senator Kamla Harris. To, say twenty twenty has been unusual is an understatement. We are currently facing to pandemics in our country at health pandemic Lake Covid, my home state of New Mexico. Native Americans are about eleven percent of the population. And we're fifty eight percent of the statewide corona virus. Cases. In a racial injustice pandemic. Justice for details. There ain't GonNa be no justice there ain't going to be no peace. So many people have not only had their eyes open to these injustices, but also the injustices that black brown indigenous women face from the streets inside their own homes to the steps at Capitol. Hill Because all of us have had to deal with this in some form some way some shape at some point in our lives. If anything, it has shown why we need more women of color power to not only call out in change America systems that continue to perpetuate racism white supremacy in anti blackness but to have women of all races standing beside him and solidarity while we fight to protect our families, our cities and the right to control our own bodies. Eight states with the presidency on the ballot. This season will focus on the election from the presidential and vice presidential debate. To what we can expect to see on election day, and of course, the election results our country is at a tipping point unavailable third we will decide if we are multi-racial multi-ethnic democracy or a country that decides that white supremacy authoritarian leaders should reigns supreme. You don't know until you see it depends I think mayland. Voting is is going to rig the election I really do. Are you suggesting that you might not accept the results of the I have to say look. Look you I have to say to just say, yes I'm, not, GONNA say. No matter, the outcome women of color will play a key role in what happens leading up to and after election day. This is season five brown girls night to politics. The new episode will drop on Monday October nineteen listen for every get your pods see assume brown girls.
333: Employees Trust Strangers More Than Their Boss
"Bullshits it's the No. Bs Marketing Show. I'm Dave Masto Vich. Co Mass Solutions. Sion's the world's no bullshit marketing firm. According to a Harvard Business Review Survey Fifty eight percent of employees admitted too trusting strangers more than their own. Boss let me repeat that. Fifty percent of employees admitted to trusting strangers more than their own boss that's staggering one way to improve increased trust among your team is through storytelling yes storytelling we relate to. Well told stories in every part of our life now five years ago ten years ago fifteen years ago. If someone said he's a storyteller that was most likely meant in a derogatory fashion as if he were abuser but the reality is we learn through stories the best storytellers in our lives or who we remember the most in who we learned the most from from but leaders don't often realize this the best leaders do and they're typically also great storytellers. The the problem is that leaders and managers often don't emphasize storytelling because they don't realize the importance of storytelling. They don't understand. The power of storytelling in leadership. Leaders are constantly faced with change and finding ways to adapt their products services processes everything thing to an evolving marketplace storytelling is essential to achieving employee buy in maintaining morale and motivating the team team yet leaders. Often don't place enough emphasis on telling the story before the change occurs during the change and then again after the changes leaders need to continually focus on building stories around there Wi- and the company's why around what's happening and how things are changing about the products and services about the competition about their processes about the company's rituals the company's culture storytelling for leaders is not just around around big presentations. To the board employees town hall meetings speeches are interviews with media storytelling for leaders. Leaders can be leveraged in every encounter. Each meeting is an opportunity to tell a story. Each one to one conversation with an employee prospect of vendor a client is too so our emails texts voicemails. This is the first step for leaders when it comes to leveraging storytelling to realize that story telling opportunities are all around them but they currently aren't taking advantage of most of these opportunities sometimes. It's because they think the interaction is too small to take a formalized. I storytelling approach other times. It's because they actually want to be more formal and fell to tell stories to educate and influence and motivate take the first or step acknowledged that you're missing storytelling opportunities then build a plan to start leveraging as many of those opportunities as possible able to tell memorable stories that make an emotional impact because your audience one person or one hundred can take personal meaning from your story thanks for listening to another episode of the No. Bs Marketing show recorded in our studios in bold beautiful downtown Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Remember ask yourself. What's the big idea and build your story around the answer? It's all about both solutions no B._S..
First 2020 policy debate: "Medicare for all"
"Welcome to the lead from meet the press. I'm Kerry, Dan. Well, well, well amid all the who's in who's out who's up who's down horse race speculation rodeo about the twenty twenty democratic primary. It looks like an honest to God policy debate has broken out Coppola Harris one of the most recent entrance to the race. And the beneficiary of a C N N townhall to herself earlier this week had this to say during that CNN event, I believe the solution. And I'm and I'm actually feel very strongly about this is that we need to have Medicare for all. And then she said, well, listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care, and you don't have to go through the process of going through an insurance company having them give you approval going through the paperwork, all of the delay. That may require who of us have has not had that situation where you gotta wait for a proven. And the doctor says, well, I don't know your insurance. It's gonna cover this. Let's lemonade all of that. Let's move on. Okay. So to break that down here is basically saying one that she supports Medicare for all and to that. Yes. The result of that kind of plan would be the ultimate elimination of private and employer based healthcare plans to riff on an old tune from the early days of the ObamaCare debate. If you will if you like your healthcare, you might not get to keep your healthcare and Harris's cool with that. Because she says the alternative is a better system. Now after she said that a couple things happened one a lot of heard core, progressives cheered saying basically that Harris position is where the rubber meets the road for people who want a huge overhaul that will lead to universal healthcare. And this by the way, was one of the positions that made Bernie Sanders so popular with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. The second thing that happened was that some other Democrats got. A little antsy. There's some concern in the party that basically the public is never going to go for a plan a sweeping as Medicare for all. They think that incremental fixes to the existing system is going to be the way to go. Let's say Mike Bloomberg who's been talking about running as a democrat. He said that a full Medicare for all plant as Harris imagines that would quote bankrupt us for a long tired. So why the static some people point to pulling actually let me clarify everybody. In this debate points to different parts of different pulling it kind of depends on what people think Medicare for all means the Kaiser family foundation, which is kind of the grand poobah of healthcare. Polling has asked people if they support the idea of Medicare for all and its popular like really popular when you tell people that Medicare for all would mean guaranteed health insurance for Americans seventy one percent support it that's like rainbows and puppies numbers. But then if you tell people that Medicare for all would mean, the elimination of private healthcare insurance fifty eight percent of people opposed it. And if you tell them it could lead to delays in getting tests and treatments. Seventy percent oppose it, that's like Nickelback numbers. So the bottom line is this is both a popular idea in theory and very risky one. When it comes to brass tacks. That might be why there was some confusion yesterday after CNN reported that Harris's aides had also said she was opened supporting more moderate healthcare overhauls that made some folks wonder if she was walking back the Medicare for all proposal because there had been such an outcry. But as my colleague Benji silent points out in his reporting today, other than Bernie Sanders Harris is about as close to a Medicare for all g as you're going to get she simply been supportive of some other plans that would expand health. Insurance in other ways. In the meantime, it's all just the beginning of what's going to be an entire year's worth of healthcare policy debates so put on your nerd hat friends because it's going to be a wonky ride. That's a look for us if you'd like to hear more of the three audio briefing, you can add meet the press the lid to your flesh weavings on Amazon Alexa, enabled devices or just download us as a free podcast.
ESPN's Jay Williams
"The score clicks we're on a mission to help veterans with their education with your help the and now the low welcome to co-host I don't know what the hell celebrity who attended the nets game said ultra sitting courtside. You're not one of the people anymore you've graduated to pass the people first off I'm always one of the he doesn't play for the nets but he's on the nets it was actually jarring yesterday was my first nets game of the year it was even more jarring for me to see how many conversations him in Kyrie have it's like after every superseded other relationships like I'm going to talk to Kenny Atkins a lot I'm not saying and existence whether Saturn really has rings or like what the really think they were talking all his hands and east corner he's making a play for somebody else or when before the podcast we should each pick our most disappointing team in the early season and I don't think the nets would qualify thing and he's and he's going it's very interesting because I was watching the last night and I was trying to think I think they need an ass kicker they need someone who's just going to hit somebody because and then they're they're just a little small on the perimeter there just and part of it is he's so skinny and fragile every patient with that but I agree with you like watching now's but then on the blocks they remind me a little bit of it's funny these teams regards these driving kick systems and it's driving kick driving kick driving kick in in was like nowhere it just leads to like an endless cycle of like drive and driving drive or just no passes in the in the Hoodie is missing can I put my hand on real quick for once you're fan hat carrey does this spot away he's a ticket in basketball just watching him dance with the ball is mesmerizing as Brooklyn that's can't become that fan base where you're down seven and you're cheering in your on off hit but they just don't seem like they have it together they figure it out but they're not they don't have it together corey as far as I know are wrong a lot of us have heard the same buzz and what are you specifically what are you taking issue with you know comes with the territory after last year for Cari to bring in superstar talent and to pretend as if they didn't spend the entire month of June Wednesday night in the late yeah researching can range from two weeks to eight weeks and what is the actual injury because if it's obviously if it's towards the end of that time it's over yeah and it honestly already him to project I mean Jonah Hollander who is one of the smartest people I know in the world period said else and it was they were a hard team to project but you know they were getting smoked by Phoenix now I just I if he misses even two weeks through this was part and I got worried about stuff you know having the ball in his hands that much a sticking his hands and there may be a tendency for him to try to do stuff that he doesn't always do here's down but take steph out and I'm not questioning Steve Kerr obviously he's a good coach but oh fake little yeah I like I like the rookie Pascal I think he's pretty good love schedule is tough in the next month there to worst defensive team in a league worst defensive team in the League to be the worst offensive team in the league now so part of the reason aroldis picks over a couple of years and then they become second round picks this Brooklyn's only shot at this pick creations about that but Brooklyn needs to pick is not coming they're not getting that pick it's going to fall in the top twenty Georgia I'm not saying you know if they end up getting a top three pick who knows but if you were to add him to a team you're not just compete in the West I mean that's a hell of a team Klay Thompson makes a difference with that Orland and I've said this before like I think of clay did not get hurt in game six now I have to I have to Joe Lak- the owner of the warriors I said that's what it says so I guess he's just out there for the last month of the season to ensure they lost enough games to keep that pick and then WanNa take we're going to try new classy they don't even need the tank there's GonNa get ran off the court where I know Minnesota lost but Minnesota's playing pretty well you have the bottom teams you to the market I'm happy he got his money and for every player to get their money but I also think you know now as time it'd be like it's against what we stand for ethically and all of this when it's like no just don't get on the soapbox that's all I'm saying it seems really bother you I just don't like it areas like trying to trade everyone just say just tell just just be a little regards whatever Joe link-up says it's going to be painful year for the warriors but next look a year in order to have six out of seven years fantastic or even maybe more more years and the West I mean you can pick any of these teams you WanNa talk about I mean think the West people expect I didn't expect this their top ten in both offense and defense after uh-huh and for the Kings who were expected to contend for a playoff spot spend part of today figuring out what's wrong in the fabric of that team Memphis this is a really good draft class Barrett's good yet not at like Archie Moore is good yeah PJ Washington playing well for Charlotte the yeah because you lose I on everything changes but I bring Ingram's having a fantastic year so the games but still like I don't know I picked I picked him to Asian a lot of other teams are GonNa be in a conversation I had the mavs and they're better than I thought we'll talk about the quality of the timber wolves is the fight as a former player good for the league embarrassing bad for the League where do you fall on this the locker room talk okay it's a good it's a good fifteen years old I watched mercy went to the same high school he played at Saint Jo's same high school I went to the happen I'd like that I wanna see cat play more pissed off all the time I want to see him today and I think it was jeff teague said something like he was played by said I'm not saying Zach when the press conference came as a competitive I'm competitive that's who are known Karl the DNA of Minnesota like this for somebody pissed off like that's what we wait for Andrew wiggins he's like fighting is done fighting growing men throwing punches at each other right once I got a lot of fights again the live is this but I feel like it's a different day and age where we don't see people react I have the same kind of ambivalence because what I'm saying like when when hockey fights happen and it's like when people get hurt it's not funny you know what I mean like the Bobby Portis Nicola Miratec thing for it I think that's funny language the language aside Joel embiid had cat with the little chicken wing but as much as I like because they're going to win a lot of games ugly offense sometimes it's not pretty picked affiliate win the east same here their defense has been ridiculous they're not taking a lot of threes which is strange for them but this is coming off three or four years making shots last night at people panic about these early season I always remind people the sixers is it working is the process not going to happen no actually they stink turns out this stink it Sinton who I love when he's on the court Matisse table but you know you hear is that there are five guys in the entire NBA who can do that and maybe Louis acquired was a great way was as active as matisses who'd he had a play or you can tell her is like oh he flew by me I'm going to rise up for three pivot covered contest I'm from I just think that they are built for playoff basketball uh twenty second in the League through four games and you can see them I mean guys all of a sudden Simmons and embiid try to post up at the same time Simmons's stolen the dunker spot a tough buckets and it's like you're going after a long day that'd be your closer workout and talking to his trainer I thought he was going to take the next step look there's still a lot of season so missing link to this team well that link is going to be it's going to be missing bucks to in to Bluetooth nineteen point lead Slough too last two I in foul rate like most vows to lease fouts any did it and now they're in so far this year when I saw that that makes sense to me because when I've watched them this year I haven't the second best option is he is he like a number two that can get you Kim what well Eric Bledsoe you're you're counting on Jonah's on that too and I and I don't think it's it's Rauner them to say hey Chris Middleton stepped up playoff interesting because you know who's really good at getting into them like last year he was almost one hundred th percentile place at the right time and I'll tell you I've been watching the game last night there's so many times defensively Zach UC Guy Brogdon shots at the rim last year that's ridiculous for a guard fifty six percent of his shot attempts came now's victory depot but the ham he so good as being part of like a very high in support of cast you know I picked in the end of the missed plus I didn't really feel super confident that prediction watching them when he will be in when he comes back but I actually came away from that game thinking Indiana might be despite them off the rails I don I it didn't seem like their wings complete while that second unit I think the type I is that by default they're museum I thought the words would struggle now I did not think Lloyd the Bulls Stink wasn't okay so fan it's like twenty two twenty three somewhere around there I'll tell you right now in the League fright there defensively the twenty one day our twenty third in both offense and defense gene play but I do you don't I like watching exactly offensive struggles defensively like I think he still needs to prove I into being a point guard because Rubio was hurt and he wasn't ready for that and now he's on a young rebuilding team at Chicago a young their point guard situation behind Sanski who Saturday so you just never plays enough every team together off the bench because their wings are so bad behind Otto porter who has also been bad that's it just be making mistakes on defense all the time and still is well all our chance to watch the game is bulls players are just out of position to kind of seem like they're just because I I don't know pick and roll and the L. Thaddeus young can do that he's done that a lot in his career but to play that I xe out over here or no wait I gotta go the corner this is the corner shirt has really good the wings shooters not them and like just really kind of communicates everybody what they need to do when they need to do it there's nobody lenses the way they're just it's just and part of it is they haven't made shots there there I mean element percent from the mid range which is sixteenth and they're shooting fifty eight percent at the Rim which is twenty four so they just can't make underway on him I still think he's going to be a good NBA player he's needs to any team in the league by a mile but yeah is he going to be one of these shooters who doesn't make as many shots as like it like what are you GonNa do against him and then you look at the numbers only shot thirty four percent from three this year is he going to be one of those guys into this assessment like are they going to get like everybody look my first on the schemes as I am you focusing on the dynamic of your team with a lot of young players and everybody's fighting for connects Charlotte and a team I'm Memphis and lesser over packet in your dumb in the chance your one eight in the eastern we can get the six seed but has it's not like they have some magic pill personnel wise that they can you know throw gets you great coverage for less combining nineties iron being with state farm radio ads gets you this and the Oh seen splendor only teams on the East Coast Eastern conference I it's hard for me to get of a battle Houston really needs one hundred and fifty nine points to beat the wizards yeah I think Ross had a triple double and I'm like no that's not what I take defensive teams that's correct it's a running gun style you need one hundred fifty eighty and they needed a every single one of everyone else points is that not a concern for a small very simplistic impressive you can't say algorithm and then say simplistic coach Frisky with Wagner is watching threes `Davis Britan's L. 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Project and be really bad I'm just saying they're fun to watch it's fun to watch I didn't think it'd be fun to watch and they gallow in terms of their depth and the rest James thing I think is actually worked quite I'm going to give it a little time you're worried already about their defense yeah I because I I just their ability in half court scenario up any shots at the Rim I've seen so many times times they even contest shots I don't think I mean I didn't think they were going to be the finalists or champion this year which which either way Russ versus ep except that is more likely to be healthy I think in May and June who would James Harden Doc like a a wing who could who defends his ass off the James Yeah I agree that's why I was asking you I think Kevin Durant ironically yeah I don't I don't necessarily believe in Houston is a title contender he's going to have to do that I'm actually surprised how little they have played in their him Lebron and a traditional five you can tell they're trying to figure out there's sometimes he pops to three point range and dribbles into two point range and Mrs and really it's not that sexy right and there was just nothing they can do with them is absolutely nothing shutout dwight the case which way it has not always been the no is not but he he I think I've seen one or two Dwight Howard post upset travels and jump hooks that hit the backboard and then occasionally he says because this is the seventeenth consecutive summer where he's given big exclusive interviews about how this is the year the wolves to make the playoffs yeah nine in the West I as hoped he could be and I think the windows over for me I know it feels like it's over he's he's had some
Animals Appreciate Recent Traffic Lull
"This is scientific. American sixty seconds science. I'm Julia, Roseanne. Don't worry about why the chicken crossed the road. The bigger question is whether it'll make it at all. Every year millions of animals get killed by vehicles in the US, but that road risk has dropped because of the Kobe pandemic. We're the negative impacts of the economy. family relations I'm sitting in my living room and I don't see as much of my family as I as I normally would. So there's a lot of impacts that the positive impacts of becoming more clear, and that could really change the discussion after the pendant changed some of our assumptions out how much driving we should do if we want to protect nature while by air quality climate change in so for Fraser's Schilling. Co Director of the road, Ecology Center at the University of California Davis One officials began issuing stay at home orders to slow the spread of Covid, nineteen schilling and his colleagues quickly realized they were witnessing a novel experiment. What happens when we all start driving way less? The answer is a lot. Lot of things, including fewer units and lower greenhouse gas emissions from cars in their latest report, the researchers found that driving less has also led to a dramatic decrease in road kills in three states which they had long term data. Idaho Maine and California, so actually the the largest conservation action that the US has ever taken creation of the national parks. The team documented about a third fewer collisions with deer, Moose and other large mammals in the four weeks following shutdowns. If such a slowdown persisted for a year, twenty, seven thousand large animals would be saved in just those three states. In California, the researchers also look specifically at mountain lions. Some populations in urban areas are at risk of local extinction and vehicles are one of the top killers whoever, in recent months traffic deaths of mountain lions have dropped by fifty eight percent, revealing an important clue about how to save them well to keep them from going extinct or to recover them. We need to protect them traffic, and that means we need to build. We need to put in fencing along highways and crossing structures over the hobbies, and that's that's that's a big deal. People are now returning to the roads. Stay at home. Orders are lifted, but schilling hope some of the lessons might stick. I think we can grow from this. Having less impact while everybody loves loudly. You know if we if we can find a way to not kill them. It seems like everybody can lineup. Thanks for listening for scientific American sixty seconds science I'm Julia Roseanne.
Does AMP Still Help With SEO? | Ep. #992
"Get ready for your daily dose of marketing strategies and tactics. From entrepreneurs with the guy and experience to help you find success in any marketing, capacity. You're listening to marketing school with your instructors, Neil, Patel, and Eric SU. Welcome to eight another episode of marketing school. I'm there too. And I'm Neil Patel. And today, we're gonna talk about if AMP still helps with SEO so we've actually talked about this while bath. But it's good to have a refresher on this in terms of while what AMP is and what it actually does. So AMP is Google's accelerated mobile pages that I got that. Right. You got it. Right. All right, accelerate mobile pages. And what it does is it takes your page and makes it very fast for mobile, right? So here's an example, if you have a blog post out there put it in as an AMP page Google's going to see it, and they can basically load the page much faster than it would maybe lows in like a split second versus maybe five or six seconds when it loads on your site that has a bunch of bells and whistles on the idea, here's Google is trying to deliver a faster, accelerated better user experience for people consuming content on. On your site. So the question now is does AM piece still help with SEO meal? What are your thoughts around this to go back a little bit with AM p pages Google pretty much cashing them onto there? And if I'm not mistaken that's how load so us, but they're also stripping everything aware, your theory, stripping everything away. So it's hard to convert those visitors into customers like a lot of the Email stop while the navigation adds a lot of that stuff is gone and overtime. What you've seen is a lot of these big publishers like the big newspapers, they were all using an stuff, right? When it first came out. But then they saw the drop in revenues. The most have reverted that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt with house SEO or helps I'm not saying either. I'm just saying that is why the removed because they saw big drop in revenue now, but I've done a ton of tests on this. And I will tell you it helps somewhat in SEO. I know that's not a cure answer. But I'll give you the reason why it is a clear answer. I just need to give you the reasoning we've found that in regions like the United States where people have there's better infrastructure. It does not help much at all would traffic. I've been so many tests in removing AMP. And I haven't seen anyone really seeing drop in traffic in the United States. Same with the U K, Germany, most of the countries that have mazing infrastructure now in places like Latin America like Brazil, when we turn on AM p pages it ranges, but sometimes you see anywhere from like a ten fifteen twenty percent increase in traffic, sometimes a bit more from your mobile traffic. So whatever your mobile search traffic was you typically do see increase if your traffic sources are from these regions that doesn't mean you should or shouldn't do AMP more. So you has to be a business case a is gonna really hurt your revenue and be are you going after traffic from a lot of these regions that don't have amazing infrastructure because if you are. For those regions AMP does help. Yeah. Let's talk about the business perspective from real quick. So SEO wise. I mean, it's kind of like, you know, there's no at least for my site. It's there's no definitive answer. Quite yet. What I will say is it has increased our bounce rate significantly. We're talking about I think fifty eight percent or so jumped fifty eight percent and also at the same time our conversion rates, obviously because we don't have all the bells and whistles around exit pop ups and things like that our Email conversion rate has gone down. Right. So of emails are important to your business, and they drive revenue and there's value tied to each subscriber. That you have it does actually well what we've seen in our test. It does kind of hurt from that perspective. But SEO side, I can't really give a definitive answer. Either. Only the thing that I have concerns with is that you're continuing to build on top of Google, Google, Google this and the more control you see two other people the more riskier it is for your site. Yes. Again, as air command mention business case, I like it because I don't try to. Monetize much. So I'm just going after traffic. So I use it. But if you have a business case in most cases, you're going after tier one traffic from regions where users have a lot of money and great infrastructure. You probably won't see increase in traffic in your publicist decline in revenue from using Ambi. All right. That is it for today. But before we go don't forget to rate review and subscribe to this podcast. We're on our journey now to two million monthly downloads. And I'm gonna read this review. This nicklaus. Hereto south says first podcast one of my favorites. Five star review since I got here to United States. I am constantly learning and trying out new things I randomly picked you guys because I wanted to get into marketing and I subscribed right away. Now, it's almost in my routine having breakfast and listening to you guys. Sometimes it's a bit too short, but still high valuable content. Can't wait to get to the live event in downtown LA. Speaking of the live event in downtown. I you for Nicklaus single grain dot com slash DT LA that is the. Location for the event, we can't wait to see you. They're going to happen in June. And we will see you tomorrow episode. This session of marketing school has come to a close be sure to subscribe for more daily, marketing strategies and tactics to help you find the success you've always dreamed of and don't forget to rate and review. So we can continue to bring you the best daily content possible. We'll see you in class tomorrow right here on marketing school.
Essential Workers Are Burned Out Due to Pandemic
"We can't make progress because too many of our countries rules and institutions were designed to exclude black people we need real change. It's time to eliminate the filibuster. Makdissi. Estate seriously fixed the Supreme Court and Abolish the Electoral College, we must go in November, but we need a pen of action. Now it's time to finally bill a true equal and just democracy. Paid for by just democracy it's Friday, September twenty fifth. I'm Oscar Ramirez, from the daily dive podcast in Los Angeles and this is reopening America. Essential workers in the US are reporting high levels of burn out because of the pandemic essential workers are having to deal with increased workloads, understaffing and stress from fear of getting sick and enforcing safety protocols. Michael Otto reporter the Guardian joins us for how fifty eight percent of us. Workers are burned out. Thanks for joining us Michael thanks for having me. We've talked about this on the podcast before Kovic fatigue, but it's real. A lot of people are feeling it just kind of in their everyday lives, shutdowns reopenings, everything that's going on. But this is also especially real for essential workers people who've been working throughout the entirety of the pandemic through shutdowns. And reopenings and all that on one hand they're lucky to have jobs and all, but there's so many stressors that are coming with being essential workers just kind of having to be there extra workloads tolls on you mentally emotionally physically there's a lot of stuff going on. So Michael, you talked to a lot of people who would be classified as essential workers working throughout this whole thing what are they telling you? How are they feeling about this? So. Overall consensus is These workers are burned out from working during the pandemic and all the changes and all the stressors that they've undergone over these past six seven months, and that ranges from having to wear a mask throughout their work shifts worrying about catching the virus dealing with the extra workloads from the increase in demand that some of the stores and supermarkets that have remained open. Having to deal with extra workloads because other workers are out sick or taking leaves, things like that being relegated to deal with constant creaming and safety protocols on top of already strenuous work loads. A lot of these larger companies understaffing was already issue low pay was already an issue the beginning of the pandemic these workers were hailed as heroes. There's a lot of appreciation a lot of companies rolled out houser pay. An extra dollar to an hour and not disappeared starting in June for virtually every major company out there rescinded that extra pay those bonuses but the coronavirus is still out there a lot of places in the US are seeing cases. Still increase workers are still getting sick workers are still passing away or or family members still a major concern for those working on the front line and not seeing that kind of appreciation. At, least from employers I mean definitely on the front of the hazard pay called a hero pay at the time taking some way doesn't put them in the best frame of mind. But then at the same time, the workload is just as high or even more. As you said, you know sometimes people leave and then the people that are left now they're getting paid less than they were and they still got to. Go through all of it. So let's go through some of these different essential workers to obviously let's start with our frontline workers in the healthcare industry I. Mean they're working tons and tons of hours obviously working right there with people that are sick. So I know they're feeling especially there's high rates of depression with a lot of these workers anxiety and just insomnia another thing people can't report not being able to sleep. Absolutely it's been really stressful for workers in the healthcare industry who are dealing with corona virus patients dealing with the major loss getting sick themselves. Hundreds of healthcare workers have passed away throughout this pandemic because of been working on the front lines and opposite with fat because elective surgeries were halted a lot of hospitals and a lot of clinics they've conducted furloughs. Conducted pay cuts, they've done layoff. So you have workers working on the frontlines dealing with a pandemic and on the other hand, you have a lot of workers who are getting laid off in for load in the same industry where like I said before these workers are are hailed as heroes and essential in front line worker spot they're not treated like that. Another category grocery store and food service workers. They've seen a lot of stress throughout this whole thing obviously with just the way the industry went grocery stores were inundated with customers. You know doing all that panic buying food service workers going through shutdowns and reopenings as well, but it's really tough for them to I mean they've been there through the whole entire thing you also. Had another story about how Wal Mart is restructuring their staffing consolidating departments enrolls there and a lot of people feel the squeeze that way they feel like If they don't make the cut into one of these new roles, their hours are going to get cut. They're not gonNA receive as much pay so I I mean this is another kind of aspect to this whole thing. Walmart started this program called the Great Workplace Program they started rolling it out at some stores in twenty nineteen and twenty twenty. You know workers who are experiencing not program. The consensus was departments are getting consolidated. A lot of the department management positions were getting eliminated and those workers were forced to apply for these new positions, and if you don't get a lot of those workers for either laid off or relegated to associate positions where they were experienced pay cuts and on top of departments consolidate, and you had workers that traditionally worked in those original departments fighting for our our I spoke with workers who saw our cuts from thirty five to forty a week to twenty a week. And essentially that way it's forcing those workers to either have to leave or try to get a second job or try to find a way to make ends meet on a pay that's already under fifteen dollars an hour with reduced hours and no security or idea if things are going to get better or worse, it's tough all around even for people that still retain their jobs and just like we've been saying he's extra stress on these essential workers people that are there helping get our everyday items. There was a recent poll done that says, Fifty, eight percent of US workers reported burn out. So it's tough. So be mindful of our essential workers there they are helping us out there. Michael Sonata reporter for The Guardian. Thank you very much for joining us. Thank again. I'm Oscar Ramirez and this has been reopening America. Don't forget after today's big news stories. You can check me out on the daily podcast. Friday. The follow us on Iheartradio or wherever you get your podcast. 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4 Underrated SEO Plays That'll Double Your Organic Traffic | Ep. #1439
"Welcome to marketing school, the only podcast that provides daily top level marketing tips and strategies from entrepreneurs that practice what they preach and live what they teach. Let's start leveling up your marketing knowledge with your instructors. Neil Patel and Eric Su. Hey, margie, school listeners I have an interesting stat for you. Did you know that Walmart improved their conversion rate by two percent for every second that the improve their low time in other words, website speed helps with conversions in addition to that google uses it to determine where your site ranks in their index. The faster website loads, the higher. You'll rink for that reason I want to talk to. To, you today about a company called, Dream House. Dream Hose powers, the web with fast websites and superior customer service brought to you by team of Web, experts or super committed to your success online. We've worked with them to a special offer. Just remarking school listeners, all you have to do is go to dream host dot com slash marking school to learn more and get your website online today. Welcome onto a another episode of marketing. School I'm Eric Su and I'm meal and today. We WanNA. Talk about four underrated s Yo plays. That will double your organic traffic, so I guess I can't really cheat and give Neil the first one. Since we're here, so the first one I will give that will help. W traffic is basically upgrading your content right when you think about some of the biggest companies right now because there's so much new content being created every single. They were talking millions of blog posts. People are looking at hey, whatever I create. How do I make the most of it? How to maximize the value of? It's not just. Just I'm going to buy a car and drive it off a lot and I'm done with the in a week. It's I'm GONNA drive a car for the long-term right? How am I going to make the most of it? So what I mean by that is when you look at your top performers may be have top twenty. There's usually top twenty list of the traffic site could be top five top ten, but look at those first, and then those are the ones you want to pay attention to and then take a look at them. You can use a tool like uber suggests to look for other keyword opportunities you can also use. Click flow the content editor, peace and I'll show you the key words that you could be adding for the pieces that you're upgrading that way. You don't have to go through all the manual cure research, but you combine the two. You'RE GONNA get a much better. Bang for your buck. Their number two removing dates in Urals anytime. You have dates in your URL's a lot of time. Searching is believed that the articles only valid for around that time range removed the dates, our Urals, and our traffic shot up fifty eight percent in thirty days from Google all right number three. This one's. One's actually from Brian Deane who speaking on our virtual growth accelerator. So the whole idea here is if you look at his website back Lincoln Dot Com. He doesn't have a ton of content, but what he does really well is, he writes really long form pieces of content, but he also consolidates different long form pieces together, and he calls them power pages. You can also look at what animals does with their pillar pages, so I'll google power pages and pages Seo, you can just type Seo behind them, and then you'll learn how to really you combine this number one when I talked. talked about upgrading or piece of content now you can make them massive monster pieces dot are guaranteed to only rank bringing more long-tailed traffic number four. Turn your content into videos and place them on Youtube. You can use tools like bid IQ. To Do Youtube Seo, you can rank really fast on Youtube. Seo Traditional Seo. Youtube is the second most popular search engine I literally am getting hundreds and hundreds of thousands of views a month from Youtube, seo it's not competitive. It's wide open, and it drives conversions and sales as well all right, so those are the four underrated Seo plays that. That will double your organic traffic guaranteed. There's one at least in here that you can maximize on. I would say neal night. We haven't maximize all day so guaranteed or something for you that you bond, so that's it for today. Go to marketing school. The Iowa slash live. That's L. I v E to learn about. Our growth accelerator got virtually event coming up like I mentioned Brian Deane could have amazing speaker for the constantly have amazing speakers in addition to our live events once. Those are ready to go again so that is it for today and we will see you tomorrow. We appreciate you joining us for this session of marketing, school shirt rate review and subscribe to the show and visit marketing school dot io for more resources based on today's topic as well as access to more episodes that will help you find true marketing success, tax marketing school dot io until next time class dismissed.
A special (Bebop) Deluxe Episode
"Oh, he Ciragan the man with the child in his office. She replace for kid. But that's why I got little babysitting work. It's me Eddie, French this tell you all about my last week and the healthwise actions I had taken so coming from this week's episode. You can hear more about my series on Burmese tofu and the variance standoff an update on how proper ace I am nunchucks and also about my ventures in Yorkshire landscape, all this and more on French trip with Eddie French. Still getting used to the full massive out wasn't the parents. So my main exercising this week was in the form of more of my lovely walking. I actually have a pair of walking boots and some of those big socks have to wear with them. So you can earn enough X P to jewel, we'll those ski sticks of the professional walkers. The overactive aged us. So I've been giving just under four miles a day most days, and that's pretty nice as I live in a great bit of countryside and walking down a hill near me, syncs up with adventures in a Yorkshire landscape by people deluxe very nicely. Those who follow me on Instagram might have seen that. I used the song in story on that this week. It's just so, you know, I know more than just punk rock. Although for the record. I'm still punk is fuck so walking is good and not actually exercise in its purest and most diabolical sense and probably doesn't make the most interesting podcast. I could do a live episode. Roy narrates the entirety of my walk describing all the details of the. Grouse and the trees and the. Cars that might be too much. Like one of the pages of Lord of the rings. That are seen. Everyone skips over Vasan the Elvis poetry every other fucking page. Anyway, the walking is good. And it makes me feel like could actually done something during the day. But I don't think it burns that many calories or what have you? So it might be a good habit to have. But I don't know if it's a particularly efficient form of exercise, but on nice days. It's nice, nice terribly. Mundane word never mind. A more intensive exercise feeling thing. I am enjoying his nunchucks again. So now about fifty eight percent more alpha and Butch and a source of Tepe envy to all those listening belly even hit my balls anymore. And I'm able to sustain my Chuck usage notably longer than I used to say I can do it for. Very long, but stamina has increased notably which I think is a sign of improvement Bora sign the talk in no longer feel pain or boredom like I used to. Because I gave out smoking weed like ten years ago, anyway, I actually visited my doctor the other week, and guess what she told me guess what she told me. She said boy, you'd better have fun because we're gonna try reducing your anti-depressant slightly. She set out of that because she knows fan of prints. Have. I'm still punks fuck so hopefully that will allow me to learn to control my own mood a bit next week's episode will be my first liver to you on twenty milligrams of Sitel. So that's the same as Christmas special. I think it's pretty pretty much the same. Same thing. Jink Jingle Bells. On some more interesting things I've received literally dozens dozens I mean zero comments letters and smoke signals telling me just how grateful and lightly. Titillated you were on my new holistic slash nutrition slash dietitian section that. I call didn't Dinh's I've been trying different seasonings for the Burmese tofu trying to give it different flavors of putting in chili powder. I've been putting in paprika or something like that. And recently, I produced the greenest batch yet not environmentally friendly understand because I add today a Kelly shake protein powder mix which had sort of had pound avocado and coconut sugar and flex protein or something like that. And the idea of a making it into a drink made me want to leap dick, I into a whole kaneohe. Because sounds awful. And it say, very vivid green. Now, the the Bemis toe for I thought I'm not going to waste this powder by it, and it's probably edible. So I put it into that. He's tofu. It looks like the frog should be sat on it singing rainbow connection. It's absolutely foul. It's yeah. It's not an example of culinary alchemy. That's I'm keen to repeat so keep your eyes peeled. We is keep your ears hollowed for updates on that it should be all very exciting. Thankfully, I won't have to eat it for a while or ever. Now. I think about it not only because I don't have to do anything on that one too. But also because I'll be doing a nother food supplement review on next week's episode because Senate exciting, and there's an offer I saw on social media. So so easily lead. But it should be fun. It's it's more shake powder rattling role sort of you know, makes it in a Cup and an avid instead of food sort of thing. So, but this one sort of wait, what's your style in this? It is to them and then one meal a day. So I'm going to see how that works. Speaking of easily leads let's have a little dip in the pool as we splash around in the cool refreshing quotation. Nephew this week. Is this your episode, but these are going to be more updates with slightly longer ones. When I've done something you've any great interest. So, you know, look forward to that. You're only one workouts away from a good mood doesn't specify which workout letters though, because I've done a few and I'm still medically sad. So they could just let me know, which workout that is is it the one where the the work at the the real workouts is the one you do when you decide you want to not do anymore. Because that's just so, yeah, you're only one workout away from a good mood. These people do not understand the word good. So let me see a celebrity special. We love those here. That's trim towers. Don't count the days make the days count. Who counts days arbitrarily? Counted for reason if counted don't don't count the days. Oh, how many days did he go on holiday? I'm going on holiday in four days wrong. You're going on Holiday Inn worth. In value in in. Awful that was from Muhammad Ali. He said don't count the days might dice counts, which sage advice from the most famous sportsman ever. So that's some some validity to that must be who's also the CEO of many things that have been accepted because they rhyme so him and Andrew dice clay, very good. And I assume that when he said this he was taking a small break from quite violently denouncing racial marriage. So good for Muhammad Ali well done making excuses. Burns zero calories per hour. Now, simply not you've never seen me make excuses have you I can really make the meal of it's it's the I can make excuses until I have abs- if that's going to prevent me from having to do all of this kind of Gulf anyway. Those were all shut down. There are people who genuinely have things like this written on things on their walls and forever is named spy them. I don't know if I mean, the only way that inspire me as if I put them on my walls, and I wasn't allowed to take them down. And till I had lost a stone. And then I'll replace them with some other ones go right next stone off. He gets tight I'm still where would we be without inspiration pitching shows for the current crop of Hollywood movies. I imagine. Take on the film industry from at. I'll bet Hollywood feels pretty silly about self right about now. Well, I'll be back next week. It has been brief yet fun. If you really need to see oh him before. Then by all means fully manage the Graham, Facebook or Email me French trim podcast, Email dot com. And so then I'm Eddie French with us my problem. Not yours. Bye. Bye. French trim podcast was devised by the French did everything that you just said. It.
Not so much a legal document as a political screed
"This post reports podcast is sponsored by fidelity financial planning that moves with your life learn more at fidelity dot com slash your goals fidelity brokerage services number NYSE IPC from the newsroom of the washington post in eastern washington was asked to come in he spoke to them he provided a series of text messages to them some of which were put out a experienced diplomat working for free so let's talk more about this letter that came out on tuesday it's an eight page letter i think what stood out to me was the fact that it's just so so tell me about what the democrats are trying to get a hold of the national security team and i cover those issues on capitol hill carn has been reporting on the congressional democrats impeachment inquiry into president trump and the house intelligence committee foreign affairs committee oversight committees have been trying to bring in a series of current and former state department officials for depositions as part of the go and so all of a sudden it's yanked the very last minute and the white house decides to respond to that situation by putting their implied opinions the trump administration's efforts to block it they have made their opinions known very clearly to nancy pelosi and the heads of the three house committees that are most intricately involved in it's wednesday october ninth today the white house refuses to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry tried a special envoy in mr volcker who in many ways was a front for work that was being done on the side richmond inquiry they were successful last week and bringing in the former special US on void ukraine kurt volker who actually quit that job hours after he office about getting people to testify getting documents to be produced to the hill in a timely manner so that's kind of like the baseline of what we had here but in the last two weeks the white house has made very clear that they think this impeachment inquiry is illegitimate the people understood it's a scam they're tried to win an election in twenty twenty in writing then basically challenging the house to more formally start this impeachment inquiry with the vote on the floor and they don't think that this is fair until that happens the preceding right now in this eight page letter in which they basically say go pound sand because we are not going to help you because we do not recognize this is a legitimate process in charge of ukraine issues too and he was going to come in we thought until there is a twelve thirty AM phone call from the administration to his lawyer saying you're not allowed vociferous so political really coming after the democrats this is a letter that's not just making legalistic arguments but the saying democrats are out to get the press that basically caused the white house to respond with this letter that said go pound sand right well we know in general that congress and the house democrats especially have had issues with the white house since trump took it unconstitutional you look at that call perfect call violates due process and fairness and everything else that you can possibly think of mets kearns emerging to produce these documents we consider yet additional strong evidence of obstruction of the constitutional functions of operating with congress's impeachment inquiry in a word no forcefully impeachment inquiries a scam the this crackdown on weekdays and celebrating the lithium ion battery is the white house you are never going to have purity there's a quote from the letter it says you're highly partisan and unconstitutional efforts threaten grave and they have the power to get a hold of these witnesses and these documents even if the white house is going to try to block them the failure to produce this witness the failure a parallel to his efforts by rudy giuliani when as a follow up they wanted to talk to the US ambassador to the european union gordon silent who's kind of unofficial about it in a way it fits the moment right i mean when we talk about impeachments we're talking about legal processes but fundamentally it's a political process and that means that lasting damage to our democratic institutions to our system of free elections and to the american people and they just make it clear that they're not going to give over anything if they have anything to say about it and it does not necessarily lay out any sort of path for what the white house is saying they would need to see if they were to ever agree to cooperate this is a standard no they're not and it's also remarkable that they are not saying even if you do this we will give you what she wants i mean this is really a microcosm marker of the standoff yes there are remedies for fighting this out you can subpoena if subpoenas are flouted you can pursue contempt proceedings you can go to court to try to enforce them you can friends that prevent us from getting the facts needed to protect the nation security but you know to answer the second part of your question you really have to say okay gordon yeah i mean look from the white house lawyer to be putting this out this is not so much a legal document is it is a political screed and i think that that's part of what's so remarkable levy fines but doing that requires time and the one thing that democrats seem to not believe that they have because they are looking at the calendar nations it follows here and not them and by preventing us from hearing from this witness and obtaining these documents the president and secretary of state are taking action sense of public sentiment rates are people on board with this impeachment inquiry and if they are that may be buys them a little bit more time but if they're not than theirs congress a co equal branch of government well you saw speaker pelosi and adam schiff is chair of intelligence committee saying very strong very strong terms they think it's the administer court processes and everything else play out because as we know that takes forever and i think the one thing that democrats are also really aware of is this try to skip over and around court if you want to revive congress's inherent contempt powers to either throw somebody in a small cell the base of the capital or more likely issues off perks lines that does not seem to be heading towards resolution or common ground so how are democrats responding to this letter so far and do that and trade and prescription drugs and things like that and she still talking in those terms even in the last few days but it seems like the momentum is does that come after there's all these hearings that the people that they're trying to get to come up on the hill finally get to the hill or that there's a conclusion to a lot of these legal arguments so congress is back in session next week what do we expect will start to unfold i think we're going to hear more noise about this i mean this is all kind of the sense of people will lose patients if this takes too long so what is our sense about how regular people are feeling about this well this is the art of politics right i mean the post and the there's something else that is more damning potentially that then starts to may be win you over a few reluctant republicans in the senate and in that case it's more existential epicenter in these three panels until foreign affairs oversight intel seems to be calling the shots here for the most part but there's a lot of big personalities all around the hill preparatory moves on those lines and the environment that we're in can affect the way the public perceives all of this that also could govern how for policy was just refusing refusing to give way to that tied because she was saying this isn't what voters care about voters care about the healthcare than the economy not seem like they are going to get everything or even seventy five percent of what they want out of the white house here so when did they say enough is enough because enough time has gone by and we just have to do it we're going to do it at all but is that going to be enough to convince senate republicans at their high crimes and misdemeanors here school just put out a poll this week that showed for the first time that a majority of americans i think the margin was fifty eight percent to thirty eight percent are in favor of this impeachment inquiry that does not who are you and what do you do i'm NFL field i'm debating purity anna says has gotten more aggressive but over the past three or so years authorities in china have been attempting basically that leads to november twenty twenty like everybody else's is time and if you're trying to truncated this all and do it on a six week to two month schedule you don't have time to let the remedies make sure everybody speaks chinese at its lower end but edits worst end it has involved this campaign of very now going in the favor of the house democrats the challenge is can they keep that up because they have to not have those numbers ricochet all the way back over the or is there a point at which democrats will say even if the white house is blocking us even if we can't get all the information we want to get right now we feel like we have enough to just say we're going to go both parties and they are going to say and ultimately this has to go to house judiciary if they're gonna write articles of impeachment maybe you'll see some more headway on people starting to see that's less clear car emerge reports on congress for the post the chinese communist party sing chinese songs it's kind of brainwashing and away but also because this is a muslim minority they've been million and three million workers have been detained in these camps over the past few years where they have been forced to pledge allegiance to the the case needs to be made to house democrat so much anymore as it needs to be made to senate republicans if anything that they can find in addition to this to bolster that case oh kicked language in heaven entirely different culture from the main han chinese culture and that difference is driving campaign by the chinese government a campaign you've been investigating one of the ways in which this repressive campaign has taken a kind of new and different turn that's right just say look we couldn't turn away from this we had to do it they have to make sure the public stays with them otherwise it's potentially a grenade in their hands they're trying to make their case for the election forced to shave their beards and eat pork and drink alcohol and dual of these things that are contrary to their faith and their beliefs oh this ends up developing and metastasized or not over the next few months but as you say if it if it's looking more likely that the house is going to take a vote on impeachment hadn't been on this right well this is part of the debate right there's been a lot of democrats including leading democrats who said we feel like we have enough to show what the intention was in the implied quid pro quo i mean fifty percent would say to convict but they do support the house in what they're doing right now and that is significant because you saw for months on end as democrats were coming out x thirteen months if they actually want to maintain the high ground of the impeachment inquiry whether they're able to uncover so much more that they can make an ironclad case to either party or if they folded washington post anna has been reporting on how the chinese government is targeting a muslim minority called the weavers the waco's this ethnic financing terrorism in some way and i talked to the family of one woman could my ila who she had transferred family saving placed in detention centers and then prisons for common criminals and the theme running through this was the idea that they had been involved in house in the suburbs of adelaide with they were living a became her crime a sexually just very simple my sister just send money to cover and we know through the australian authorities who've been following her case that she has been prosecuted and convicted of financing terrorism challenge the president then what is ultimately at this point still a partisan tug of war over whether he did very wrong but that's a judgment call at the house democrats are gonna have to make norris he in western china in the xinjiang region there's about eleven million people in this population which is that turkic ethnicity they speak woman being arrested and being prosecuted for terrorism was that she'd wired money to her family members abroad for them to be able to buy a house right but we don't know what kind of sentence she's gotten the chinese authorities and the xinjiang and authorities have not responded to our requests on that so the basis of this the first couple of years the chinese authorities were actually denying the existence of these camps but they just became a refutable because of satellite imagery lightly spurious charge so the families showed me the bank statements showing the wires coming in they showed me the contract brutal it's called re education or training by the chinese authorities but basically internment in these huge camps between would go to her day job working for chinese insurance company and she spoke she speaks fluent mandarin chinese went to chinese school king mother of three children he's forty one years old as she's a single mother her husband was violent and abused her and you know they divorced so she was showed them and because a number of people had managed to leave china often emerging from these camps to give their testimony to tell what happened to them belva as i heard about cases where people had emerged from the camps and then pretty swiftly had been rearrested and actually arrested school and also speak chinese if milo was a mandarin speaker and seemed more sinicized if you want to call it that then in mandarin chinese language so she was helping to spread the use of chinese language within xinjiang and her three children go to mandarin chinese so china started to talk about these vocational training camps as if they were doing the week is a favor by teaching them how to be headdresses and things but what we did lead signed to buy the house the dates completely matched up so tell me more about my ella who would she before this arrest happened in so it's a very repressive campaign to try to rid the week off their own culture and make them fit in with the han majority and more recently in how did you find out about her yeah my ila should you know have been a model citizen for the chinese authorities she's a very hard to sign us is the weakest to make them part of the chinese majority in some way and so this has involved trying to so as they put it even in just the transcript of the july twenty fifth phone call and the president's own public statements asking ukraine domestic by china and investigate by at cetera i don't attached to the outside world is that they get punished feather so for people who've been arrested on on these charges what can their families do about it or do they have any can you just stop contacted each other and this money was was family money their own savings into john that they now needed to be able to buy is keep quiet please don't do that we'd so we just resisted it they know that told that what happens if they have then many other people in her community than why was she targeted in this way when we asked now rolla emma haba her cousin and her sister why they thought my into the family members they maala unfriendly her own sister and australia and her cousin in sweden fromm we chat when my and to try to shine a light on her situation and they feel so helpless now that they've decided to speak out that's why they ended up talking to me about her situation because this family that really been agonizing about what to do about it about whether to stay quiet and hope that mailer will just be released or whether to speak out hussein there's no sense of any justice being involved here and to appeal through the chinese system is would be futile you know there's no way to do that so you know our rule of law and the situation the mailer has not seen a lawyer the conviction rate for these kind of prosecutions is almost one hundred nine messaging platform it's like facebook and what's abdomens all combined into one and we are not able to communicate on we told me that i feel like okay it's over ten now and then because my sister just told me pleased on koa loss please don't send any message ooh you know she was assigned sized if you like i as you could almost gas and at night time is she would choose a local week of children raising these three children by herself and in the mornings she would go out at five o'clock in the morning on her bike and sell walnuts in the markets i venture if they had incoming contact with the outside world or outgoing for that matter they would be punished by the authorities to talking to their family members this is dron so-called signed sized in their own way so the risk now is by them speaking up that the children will be taken away to an orphanage and the that which is heavily monitored by the states with their family members and the outside world interest anybody was to message them or to call them on a normal phone and someone it one day my system here she sent me a message from a wichita unless she said we cannot talk to you anymore and then after that we the links between people in dong and their relatives in the outside world so today you know there's a social media app and china could we chat which is they hope that by talking about whom iowa is not just making her another statistic and chin done that they will be able to you know show you leaders recourse were any ability to get more information from the chinese government yeah it was extremely difficult for them that there is as lives because they just didn't know what to do about it but in the end they decided that they head to speak out and try to do everything they could to help what's on your list of financial goals buying a new house strengthening your retirement plan all of the above whatever you're saving the family members inside xinjiang we keep quiet and we were really afraid of like yeah how chinese government gonna react if we didn't showing who she is that this will lead to pressure on the chinese authorities to release her NFL field is the bureau chief for the washington post here's LLC and brokerage services provided by fidelity brokerage services LLC and now one more thing this year's nobel prize in he is is that the chinese authorities have taken children into special kind of all finishers that they've set up which is a different form of brainwashing where these the had been detained there answer was simple being a weaker chinese authorities know no bounds when it comes to the efforts to civil learn more visit fidelity dot com slash your goals or call one eight hundred three four three three five four eight advisory services offered for a fee by fidelity personal and workplace advice fidelity personalized planning and advice can help you reach those goals with digital planning plus one on one personal coaching all with low transparent pricing the high resolution structure determination of bio-molecules in solution but this year the nobel committee recognized a scientific achievement that for the directed evolution of enzymes for the page display of peptides and antibodies for developing cry electron microscopy for another link to the family will be broken so the family did really agonize over this and nairobi told me she felt like she was playing russian roulette with her family sentenced for you know whether it's months to a year's there's no transparency whatsoever on this but her family hopes that by talking about her and what's going on with her and hopefully win her release but of course there's a risk that that could backfire there is a risk in in the biggest riskier is to myla's children is a from xinjiang to her parents and her sister who had emigrated to australia k. my name is matt hubbub salei i live in ed later celebrating something that has had a profound impact on us my name is ben guerrino i'm a science reporter at the washington post it's speak up so what do we think might happen to my ila well we don't know we don't know how long she's been mystery good morning and welcome to the royal swedish academy of sciences most here's it's awarded for projects that sound almost incomprehensible to the average person a school be a teacher via patient first student get graduate land you mom will come home this is what my mom has told kit old AM is special among the medals it's the lightest element that exists is a solid but it's very very reactive it's very rare to find purely the prize in chemistry jointly to john be good enough m stanley whittingham and akira yours you for the development of lithium ion batteries with him ion batteries are everywhere lives there in our cellphones their in pacemakers the tesla roadster powered by lithium ion batteries so this is you have this great storage capacity that's super helpful for renewable sources that might fluctuate so if you have solar power that's dependent on on solar energy that's coming from the sun that you can't always predict it'll be constant are similarly wind power that's dependent on non constant wind then what's on your list financial goals life sentence and that is a risk we couldn't take and there is a consequences we cannot face that's that's why in the you need great storage solutions and chargeable batteries offer that this is a good recognition of the work that's been i'm martin powers we'll be back tomorrow with more stories from the washington post eh rechargeable batteries i think batteries
Democrats find a lane to attack Biden with Hyde Amendment question
"Welcome to the lead from meet the press. I'm carried in life at the top of the food. Chain, isn't always fun. Like I learned in a recent BBC nature documentary, a single hunter can be overpowered if it's got enough opponents. He's trapped by over twenty of them. Tries to wear him down this number hyenas could kill me. It's impossible to find the middle at one. That was both a lion fighting off a pack of hyenas and fan fiction for most of the democratic twenty twenty field. If your name is not Joe Biden, because if you're not the front runner for the democratic nomination, you're probably gunning for the person who is especially three weeks before a debate that could be make or break for your candidacy. We saw this phenomenon this week with almost all of the twenty twenty democratic candidates going after Joe Biden, after our own Heidi principal reported on Biden's continued support of the Hyde amendment to review real fast. Here's what the Hyde amendment does. It's a very long standing prohibition on federal funds being used for abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at stake, almost every other democratic candidate not named Joe Biden piled on saying that his position is out of date, and particularly that it keeps those most at risk, poor women. Women, especially minorities from accessing abortion services. Here's one thing about Joe Biden's position here. It's in the mean stream for the public at large, at least as of late twenty sixteen fifty eight percent of Americans said they support the policy prohibiting Medicaid funds for being used to pay for abortions. But he's out of step with his party. Hence the pile on fifty five percent of Democrats in that survey said, let's overturn the existing policy and that poll number. I will note was almost three years ago, which doesn't seem that long ago. But consider with so many states even in the past few weeks. Passing restriction abortion laws or all out, vans. This has rocketed to a defining issue within the Democratic Party. So Biden's position was ripe for an attack by competitors hoping to put pressure on him. And it shows just how much the entire field is being dominated by front runner who was both very much solidly at the top. And yet, not so strong. The Democrats are worried in attack could go sideways and just think about it. Nine other candidates are going to have the chance to go. Total with Biden in primetime in the first debate hosted by NBC news, by the way because ten candidates will share a stage each night. The other ten candidates are going to miss out on that chance. Oh, by the way, in case you're still emotionally invested in the whole big metaphor here. Spoiler alert. The lion that story gets bailed up by his lion buddy and they get away. For twenty. A pair of male lawns is too much to take on. I don't know how that metaphor of two lions fits with the whole bide narrative. I do know. I really have to work on my podcast voice to make it more like a nature documentary. That's a live for us. I cannot keep that up. That's a liver us, if you'd like to hear more of this free audio briefing, you can add, meet the press delivered to your flash briefings at Amazon Alexa, devices or just download us as a free podcast.
Seattle News About Drugs
"<music> hi. I'm calling your host of the good news podcasts. I'm neil the other host. The good news podcast is your source for good news funds stories auditory delight and sonic joy. We're bringing all of this goodness to you from the cards against humanity studios in chicago coming to tell you about something. Give it to me. Newsflash nehal due through through to chicago to nineteen. The war on drugs didn't work. I know i know i know i know. We don't get political on this. Show no but i think it's i think it's a proven fact there are some estimates that say that nearly half of americans have a family member or close friend who's dealing with an addiction which which is really bad news. That's high yeah. Fifty percent sure wow i mean the opioid crisis is a real thing absolutely so that's the bad news so so what's happening is seattle is doing something really really different. Okay they are decriminalizing the use of hard drugs which is criminalising the use of hard drugs. Yes which is good news and i'm gonna tell you why i think so so this means if somebody is caught with less than a gram of drugs like even cocaine or heroin they will not be prosecuted but there's hope the hope is that say apple is trying this different approach and it's called law aw enforcement assisted diversion or l. e. a. d. lead this is when officers don't arrest folks but they help them get access to social programs an intensive case management. Wow that's very forward thinking well. I mean putting them in. Jail doesn't work so which has has been proven proven in two thousand seventeen. A peer review studied which we know if it's a peer reviewed said he that's the most rigorous study that you can you know that means somebody else took a look at it. A bunch of scientists took a look at it and so they found that drug users that are assigned to these lead programs. There are fifty eight percent less likely to be rearrested compared with a control group oop so the control group is a group that did not have access to the program one of my favorite words recidivism recidivism. That's that is the funniest sit of awesome. Participants were also almost twice as likely to have housing as a as they had before entering the program and forty six percent. Were more likely to be employed or getting job. Training win win win. That's awesome. It's so awesome in that has been sort of tested tested in smaller areas that we're that seattle kind of leading the charge. Seattle is leading the charge so the hull exciting. I think what's so what i'm understanding about. The reading that i did was a lot of cities are kind of keeping an eye on seattle to see how things go and then maybe they'll start adopting this approach the the other thing about this approach is a program lead is not cheap right so it costs roughly three hundred and fifty dollars a month to keep somebody in the program but the costs way less than putting something in jail man. I mean jeez. There is a lot to unpack here. I feel like i can really go on a a <hes> rip about <hes> sort of incarceration the private prison industry which is horrifying so let's focus on the yes the good news yeah that at the very least they're trying something different. That's what i'm saying. Proven proven failed. Tactics aren't just going to start working overnight now now and they are realizing okay. We have a problem. The way we have been going about. Things hasn't been working. We're going to try something different and we'll see what happens. Yeah yeah and i love that. A giant city like seattle is taking this on because that's going to then new york l._a. Austin houston chicago house waiting for it. We're <hes> hopefully we'll look at their success and we can start adopting some of their practices january first twenty twenty chicago decriminalization decriminalization of recreational marijuana. Yeah i mean it's insane that people were going to jail for marijuana. It's insane. I know how crunchy and hippy dippy. That's i just i just you know oh how like chilled out and people are yeah they. They're in jail is not a good place. It really really hurts their high yeah. It's a buzzkill to go to prison so i i'm going to keep an eye on how thinks seattle and this is super noon news so this is just s now rolling out so hopefully it will have good things for the people of seattle. I'd love to have a updated good news about the success of that program. Keep tracking it yeah yeah. Thanks for listening. Do you have good news incredible or maybe wanna tell us a joke or the idea excellent email us hello at the good news podcasts dot f. m. or leave a voicemail and seven seven three two one seven zero one five six you can also tweet us at the good news pot and follow us on instagram too and if you love the good news podcast think about supporting joining us on our patriotic page. Most of our music is by paddington bear same place same time monday <music>.
Stealing Elections, Media Madness, Democrats and White Voters, A New Political Party(?)
"Welcome to politics makes me sick of politics. Podcast for people who hate politics. I'm michael barone. Hausky of professor of political science at northern kentucky university. It's now been ten days since the twenty twenty presidential election and the important thing. I think the point out right now is that donald trump and the republicans are not stealing this election but neither are joe biden and the democrats. There are certainly and there are always some the term i think is irregularities that were hearing in any election. There's never been a large scale election. That was one hundred percent accurate and this one was certainly no exception. But the sort of systematic large scale vote fraud that would need to have taken place to provide enough votes for joe biden. That's incredibly implausible. But implausible the not been inconceivable and there are legal remedy certainly that donald trump can't take and is taking an. Actually i agree with mitch mcconnell. Here that's something you don't hear me say very often that donald trump is one hundred percent within his rights exercise. Those legal challenges. Not only that. But i also agree with attorney. General william bar that. Us attorneys should absolutely investigate any plausible allegations of widespread for fraud. That could potentially change the outcome of the election and that it's better to do that before the state certified their results. I find it sort of bizarre to think that this would be something people would not want to have happen because it seems to me that it should be an everyone's interest at least in the long term interest of democracy that we ensure that all the votes are fairly counted and the person who has rightfully won. The election is the person who is certified by the states and then sworn in as the next president of united states and so on that on that count. I think that some of what we're hearing from the left. Well maybe a lot of overhead from the left depending on where you get. Your news is overheated. That said unsupported sort of old caps. Yelling claims of mass fraud installed in elections. They're both reckless and wrong now. That doesn't mean. I don't think that they should be censored but then again non-governmental platforms like facebook and twitter. Have every right to restrict speech if they want to and of course conservatives ever right to move to parlor or other places that don't restrict their speech that's how markets work in capitalism. If you don't like what a company's doing hey go somewhere else and good for conservatives. Who are doing that. You know an exercising their rights by going to another social media platform. I also think that you know. People in government especially in positions of responsibility should understand this distinction between supporting the president's right to make these claims and understanding that it's a good thing to ensure that all legitimate claims get hearing and saying things like secretary mike monetary estate. Mike pompeo said joking about a smooth transition to a second trump administration yet was a joke but he should have known that it was not the sort of joe that was appropriate. At that time you know. I think it's part of this whole subculture of just saying and doing things to the phrase i hear on the right lines owning the lives or you know sticking conservatives. That's incredibly toxic. It's not illegal or unconstitutional or anything. But we would hope that people would know better and be better and speak better. I suppose but when you look at what's what's going on the situation we're faced with right now. I mean just looking at the numbers the closest state right now. That's in dispute is arizona. I believe where. We're joe biden leads by over eleven thousand votes. That's way way more votes than they're going to be overturned by any sort of recount or anything like this and and it just goes up and up from you know nevada and pennsylvania and michigan where leads are just simply very very clear or joe biden and the fact is in less than three weeks. This is all going to be settled and done even though it doesn't seem that way right now and just to give folks a sense. The actual deadlines were talking about here. December eighth is the so called safe. Harbor deadline for states submit their results and states that submit their certifications of electors can't be challenged it submitted by this day and on december fourteenth the state electors cast their votes the semper twenty-third the state's deliver electoral vote counts the congress and then on january six at a joint session of congress. That's the new. Congress has just been elected. They count electoral votes and declare a presidential winner. Though it'll be. I'm fairly certain over well. Before that there are some crazy talk about some republicans saying that state legislature should intervene to change the electors. Nah this is not going to happen. And you know people on the left pointing out that president. Trump's refusal to concede at this point is hampering the biden transition. They sure they have a and it's not ideal especially during a time. And then we see covid cases surging across the country but then again you know. Joe biden knows his way around the white house and they're getting geared up as best they can and would have been better had. The results been less in dispute and had donald trump conceded two or three days after the election. But in the end this is not going to make a huge difference in my bet. Is that joe biden. Forget his access to classified information. Everything else that. The president s certified not certify but the president elect get within the next week or so. We'll see so it's important to keep in mind that the the not unreasonable argument on the right that the president should be supported in all of his legal challenges. Not i saying that they're accurate. Without having sufficient information to say that by supporting his right to launch those legal fights. Especially i think this is important because donald trump supporters are incredibly attached to him. There's a passion or president trump among the certain segment of the republican base. That we could say. We saw with the democrats or barack obama and previously with republicans for for ronald reagan. But that's not necessarily a all that common thing. And i think it's very important especially for that group of trump's supporters the see that their president isn't being abandoned by the party. He leads now. There are some political expediency calculations going on here as well. But it's you know part of this. I think you can argue is about loyalty is about having the back and showing the people that are your biggest supporters that you're not going to abandon the standard bearer of the party. That doesn't mean you again you have to. You know run in with with false or accurate. That's a different thing and you can bet if the results that we see right now in those battleground states were opposite of what they are now that there would be plenty of people on the left who would be making the same argument for fighting right the way to the end as we're seeing on the right. I have very little doubt about that so if this is going to happen if i'm telling you don't worry and why should you listen to me. Well i'm not the media not really at least because you know right or left media knows that steer anger outrage. That's what generates clicks. That's what generates listens and views. It's why seven out of the top. Ten politics podcast. United states right now are incredibly slanted either the left or the right and our practically just bursting with venom. And now we're this. Politics is our politics makes me. Sick is not in that group either bursting with more top. Ten on the same thing goes for tv news. I at this point. I think really. It is better to just go ahead and watch the real housewives of salt lake city. You'll do less damage to yourself and your psyche and the country and everything like that. Maybe you'll get some. I don't know like make up and clothing tips as well. I don't know anyway. You know there was a time. It seems now it was like a million years ago. When news and opinion were separate things with the news being what you saw first foremost right up. There and opinion or nowadays is a sorta euphemistically called analysis. Something that was further back and the further down and less prominent. But but that's not how the media world works anymore so please do yourself a big favor. Don't believe the hype. Don't let the mainstream media left or right wing manipulate. You and i know it's hard i know. Worl- hooked the various degrees. I have a very good friend. Who's probably listening to this right now. One of my oldest friend. I keep on telling you. don't listen. Don't watch cnn. don't do it every once in a while. i'll say you again. She yep i was. It's hard i get so for what it's worth because i have to immerse myself in this to a certain extent. Here's what i do. Maybe this might be useful to you. I don't know but i always start with. Ap top news. It's a nice short thing. Then i go to the washington. The washington post And it's it's a left of center paper but you know it's not as bad as say the new york times which has gotten so far to the left that i just. It's just not one of my main sources anymore when it was for many many years actually and one of the nice things about the washington post. They have a link to what's called their today's paper version. So you're not always getting constant refresh updates. You just get a snapshot in time and that can be really useful to not feel overwhelmed. Then i go to the washington examiner. Which i think is just about the best news heavy right of center site and then finally i always check out political scientist. Jonathan bernstein's early returns newsletter. Which i get emailed to me. And he used to write this on his own and bloomberg. Pick them up. And it's really really good and solid. And i'll put a link to all of this in the show notes. You can check that out. And i do that in one block once a day and then basically i'm done now they'd be alive said i sometimes don't check here in there. You know but i try to fight it and it's important. I think they have a plan in place just for the sake of my sanity so maybe that will help you out. I certainly hope it does. And if you have a news routine. That's a little different or at some suggestions. I would love to hear them. You can always just reach out and let me know you need to do that. In the comments to the show notes here on the on the website politics makes me sick dot com or on the facebook group. We have or you can even email me. And i don't have email setup for this show yet but you can always email me at mike at politics. Guys dot com next. I wanted to talk about what we saw in the election. In terms of voter turnout by by racial group and a lot of this is focused on the groups You know especially black. Voters lag because latin axes is the term. That's being used as the appropriate term. Now but i want to turn it around a little bit and talk. About white voters white voters are still the biggest voting bloc. now they're not a minority but as a block. They're getting smaller and smaller. But they're still the biggest block and based on the latest returns that i've seen around fifty eight percent of white voters went or donald trump. And this isn't really of line. This is actually an improvement. Four percent more than what. Donald trump got into thousand and sixteen and some people might say right. There's oh my god countries becoming more racist and so forth. But you know i. It's important to look at history here. For instance in two thousand and twelve mitt romney got fifty nine percent of the white vote and i look back in history and it turns out that the republican party has gotten the majority of the white or or they'll turn it on its head. The democratic party has gotten a has never been able to get a majority of the white vote since thousand nine hundred sixty four when lyndon johnson was running for president every year every year so now there were the ninety two and ninety six elections where neither party got a majority of the white vote. Because ross perot was running through those outta my consideration. But i point this out because the question is often asked is what republicans have to do to attract more minority minority voters. But i think we could just as easily ask the question. What democrats have to do to get a majority of white voters even once in a presidential election. They haven't managed to do that in my lifetime. And i'm you know a middle aged guy getting longer and longer right and now in the past old school democrats were able to get pretty reliable white ryan white majority. Sorry about that. Because there were a lot of segregationist white democrats in the south and this was before the civil rights movement that changed and then a lot of former democrats move to the republican party and and and vice versa. But i think right now. The democrats have trouble navigating between what you might call economic populism which i think could be a widely popular sort of thing and then there's cultural elitism and identity politics and those are things that matter a lot to very influential segments of the democratic party. But clearly do not resonate with a lot of sort of white middle-class traditional republican voters. And i really think. There's a solid electoral majority for a populist party. That didn't have the sort of difficulties on the left at the democrats. Have that turn off. A lot of centrist voters. But i also think that there's problematic aspects on the right is well because republicans have their own baggage with claims of racism and and other sorts of ugliness and this has been really praying on my mind a lot in this last a week or so longer than that but but definitely it's come to a point in the last week or so i mean actually. I've actually decided. I wanted to put together a both the philosophy and the platform for a political party that could appeal to a broad mix of former or ostensible democrats and republicans. On some of these what you would call economic populism issues a because mean as a political scientist of course i know more than most people how difficult it is or third party to do anything whatsoever. I also know the old lot of there was an old motto for the new york. Lock you know. Someone's gotta win or you can't win if you don't play out of no but the point being is that i can't anything to change if i sit around doing nothing i i'd like to think that what i do on this podcast and also on the politics skies makes a difference but after this election really find myself wanting to do more and also this is. This is a potential outlet Maybe even running for public office myself. I mean hector's a us senate election coming up in ohio where i live in two thousand twenty two and you know i mean if a reality tv star can get elected president with no prior electoral experience And again that reality tv star was no world famous billionaire. And i'm sort of a slightly known in the podcast political podcast world indefinitely. Definitely not a billionaire but anyway there. I might be talking more about that in the weeks to come. I hope they actually release some information. Some on various issues philosophy. And put that in a google doc. So people can comment. And i'll love to get people's thoughts feedback and see if it's even plausible to put together some sort of broad based sort of middle class regular americans if you will coalition and maybe i'm crazy optimistic. Maybe i've just been delusional covid cabin fever or something like that but i really think it's at least something worth investigating and i hope that in the weeks to come. I'll be able to develop that and you'll be able to you know Investigated with me and give me your feedback. That's all i got for today if you haven't already subscribe to the podcast. It is a huge help. We're still fledgling. We miss the royal. We i am still a fledgling enterprise here and so old subscribers. I can get really helps a whole lot as do ratings and reviews that is really huge helps in podcast in podcast getting featured and that sort of thing and sharing episodes on social media or however else you share stuff that is. I cannot emphasize adema enough though sometimes probably seems like i am emphasizing it more anyway. That's all i've got for you this week. I look forward to coming back and talking more about why politics makes me sick next week. I hope you join me.