35 Burst results for "Flannery"
"flannery" Discussed on The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner
"You're just like billy pennsylvania really hard to understand sky and So i heard. The greg made a conscious decision to stay close to the british pilot because he thought if he did the network couldn't give no allow brilliant. Brilliant makes so much sense. And i remember my chris. Hasten met on the show. He's still photographer for nbc. He was shooting the pilot gallery and he was told if anybody looks at the camera. Except for steve. That's it we're done like greg really wanted to look documentarian and chris said there were so many specific instructions because greg was so protective of making sure to get this absolutely rights. Thank god interesting. Yeah so even in the pr. Shoot chris the photographer was directed. S which is never the case. I mean very rarely. There might be a notre two but nothing nothing this intense. I'm greg was like just you know Very stressed out about it. He just wanted to be absolutely right. Thank goodness do you feel like you had any specific hurdles or anything you had to overcome specifically because you weren't on the pilot. Well i wasn't sure. If i was coming back every week i wasn't sure i remember talking to phyllis about it because i think he might. I'm like okay. 'cause i definitely felt like i was getting stories because i had to say i. I replaced somebody from the pilot. So i was getting stories at like you know They're going to see if this is actually even a place like maybe it's you know maybe this character wanted me exists. I don't even know so there was pressure definitely but you know i was like okay. We'll see i mean everybody's nice this is and they told interview remember this. They told us to bring paperwork Which so the first season. We literally sat at our desks because they wanted us to. Really be busy doing real. What looked like real office work. But that was so brilliant. Yeah do you think that that did anything to help. Create the ensemble. I do because. I feel like have focused immediately. You weren't like looking for someone to throw you the ball and if you did get the ball you were busy doing your work like. That's what people doing a documentary. I mean it's so it must be comfortable for somebody in a regular scranton. Pennsylvania office have a camera around like. That's not a comfort zone. There's nothing comfortable about that. So i loved it. That was part of mixed. We had this weird medical paperwork that was like they bought the prop department bought same number. Creating these like weird little patterns of stapling things. And like and i remember jenin. I had a whole dance where we would have these weird clearance papers that we would sign for each other was so bizarre but it was fantastic. Right i know and talked about that before. But yeah like our prop papers were essentially old expired medical documents from people's procedures like lunch of the ton of them they lasted for years. Yes and i remember doing the same thing like okay and i would pull pieces of paper. That looked more like excel. Like had a whole thing. That was mostly writing. I was like oh. This doesn't really look right right. Like i need something that numbers would look and it would be like red blood cell. Count number jason alexander. Your jason's okay. Though everybody it was bizarre this is so pre internet. Recycling go aright. You're hilarious recycling. This is true repurposing repurposing. A paper company office needs paper right. Ladies and gentlemen. We were not strong trees shells. How larry and of course came compass directing like go ahead never say action go ahead love to just but understanding that like you're not just suddenly turning on your already in you're already in it. You're you're working so just continue. Go ahead it's perfect. It's like the perfect direction gina. We talked to him about that some to bringing us in early and having that thirty minutes of like work time and having all there together in that room doing. Bs paperwork and why it s very quiet. Quiet painful sometimes. Yes yeah and then you would just hear like john or leslie or phyllis off pretend to be sure and i also remember during the healthcare episode. That was the first time i improvised and the whole thing about. The uterus is different from a giant still vagina. Remember greg telling me. I rented him. I was still waiting tables during the first season. And i would see some people from the show at my restaurant and i can't qua- sometimes and that's how greg at an i wasn't waiting on his attitude to you at a loved that liked completely ignored those wearing a uniform printouts. I'm fighting with the network about china. I just really want to keep it in him. Really hoping it works out. Yeah just can't he came on you so you're working at cape alenia. Which is beverly hills. Fancy restaurant where every famous person on the planet came in. Yeah so you were there through win. did you stop. I stopped right before we started season. Two so little couple of weeks. So i quit my no. I covered my ships during the week. And i to work my sunday brunch and then i 'cause we only shot it. Was you know after the pilot was just five episode so right by yeah and then and then i remember amy. Heckling came in with their parents. brian gordon came. A few people came in and they kind of gave me this. Look like oh hi. Sorry they didn't. They were a little condescending or or the little too sympathetic. I was like it's fine. Whatever on the forty year old waitress. I know i get steve's the forty year old virgin on the forty whatever i mean it is what it is and then when greg came in he completely ignored the fact that i was like i love him for that so much. I mean i'm sure he just was like oh we to attend to. Let's get to it. So would you still working there once. The once. the aaron starring. Yeah did you have people come up to you. I did some actually one time. Someone asks me they said. Hey i have a question for you. Are you lactose intolerant. And i said yes. Thanks for not bringing up my hysterectomy system that was like their way of. Yeah and then. I remember like marty panzer. Who was bar Barry manilow lyricist was passed because he said i came on tuesday nights. And you. you're not here but everybody. Nobody was waiting because they're all watching the show. They're all up at the bar watching you. And i can't get any good service like whatever.
"flannery" Discussed on The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner
"Brian. Baumgartner on today show. We have the incredible kate. Flannery as you just heard now. I have always felt a special bond with kate. Because i think more than anyone else in the cast. Kate and i. We put our bodies on the line for the show. I mean just in terms of pure physical comedy and like shameless personal humiliation. I think kate. And i deserve medals for bravery and most of all. She was just completely fearless and she was always up for anything she was asked to do. In fact the last time. I saw kate before we sat down for this conversation. I went to see kate a taping for dancing with the stars that kate was a contestant on and she asked me to come see her perform and i went and let me be honest. It's kind of a weird experience. You're in this giant warehouse. There are assistance moving around everywhere. There's applause signs telling you went to laugh and went to clap and went to stand and wind sit and and then all of a sudden the music starts and kate literally descends from the ceiling. Because she's doing this. Mary poppins number. She's mary poppins. And i see her. Start descending and immediately start crying i i'm. I am overcome with emotion because the fearlessness. And let's be honest. I i'm not. We're not spring chickens and she had total commitment and she was dancing her heart out. But that's kate anyway. I did not cry in this interview. But we did talk about how kate had to flash your boobs a lot on the show so that was the thing we didn't. We didn't cry but we talked about boobs. For a setup without any more blabbering from me here is the woman who bared it all.
Here's The Deal With The United Center Vaccination Site In Chicago
"Let's start with governor pritzker. This is what he had to say today about. The vaccine roll out in illinois has neighboring michigan announces. That it will open. Vaccinations everybody starting. In april as we have promised here in illinois and as we have been promised by the federal government that we would reach one hundred thousand doses per day by the middle of march. We've arrived mike flannery. The president says everybody's going to be eligible by may first governor pritzker says we're game here in illinois. Do you believe it i do. I think they the after a rough start. I talk peres. Says a guy who went around to the walmart and cvs is and the to supercenter over one hundred eighth woodland asking. Have you got any leftover back. Seen vaccines for the poor. Things have really gotten a lot better. I've got both my doses of the pfizer vaccine. I think this thing is finally on track. And i see mike flannery down there in beverly get your green tie in the irish flag. You're getting ready for a certain holiday in a few weeks. Megan hickey there's been a lot of confusion at the united center about who exactly has been eligible. The city has changed. Its eligibility standards because so many folks from outside of chicago or signing up as of now who is eligible to get the vaccine at the united center right now. They're still in the one. A one b Young people within the city limits and really the rules changed in the middle of the game because obviously when people started signing up it was a much broader eligibility than that and that was honestly source of a lot of confusion over the weekend and even into monday and tuesday because you know the the eligibility requirements changed in a lot of the people who maybe were outside of chicago who had signed up. Were confused they do. What does my appointment still count. If i go there you know my still going to be able to get my second dose. Are they going to say good luck. Find it somewhere else so there were just a lot. We were getting a lot of confusion about that and you know that on top of some scheduling issues. People getting error messages when they were trying to sign up. You know saying oh no actually. Your appointments been rescheduled and then another email saying disregard that that email was was not It's not accurate so meghan or those. Yeah i'm still ongoing. Or if they have the iron those out we're hearing less you know less confusion about it. I'm i'm not certain that it's been entirely ironed out. I know we asked how many people got error messages. How many people were involved in that which we never actually got a hard number on that but just being out there. I was at the united center. Monday on tuesday monday. Even before you know nations had started a lot of people were complaining about that. But i will say once. They made their way through the vaccination processing came out on the other end. They were so grateful and hopeful and almost had forgotten that they were so Set before they had gone into. Get their shot in greg pratt part of this roll out. The city says now they will be reaching out to the hardest hit zip codes to urge people to come to the united center to get their vaccination. Is that helping at all. drive up the equity numbers. Yeah i think so. I think the making it eligible for neighborhoods like south shore little villages. Ellison is is clearly going to drive that up there are people from those neighborhoods who are signing up for it I think that that's been very helpful. That was major problem in the beginning. It's less of a problem but it's probably one of those things that without more. Without ongoing targeting an ongoing efforts aimed at reaching those communities can very easily all off. Which would be bad. So it's so it's so they're they're working consciously work on an and that's probably a good thing
How those $600 checks are being spent
"We turn now to the gains to be had from those six hundred dollar relief checks. That started going out a couple of weeks ago and when we might expect to start seeing them show up in this economy. Marketplace's merrill cigars been talking to some people about how they are spending or not spending that money. When austin flannery in greenville south carolina got his six hundred dollar check he decided to splurge i on a barbecue dinner with his girlfriend. Brisket beans potato salad iced tea. But meals like seventy bucks then on some clothes like a fifty dollar pair of pants. Then he saw painting at a local store of some french actor from the eighteen hundreds. Who's all dressed up and smoking. A pipe bought that too. And then i went home and i was like man. He needs to be tattooed on me. He looked so elegant. So i got a tattoo of them on his forearm. Another four hundred bucks. When flannery got the first check. In this spring. He used it to pay off medical bills but he had just lost his job. An insurance company since then. He's gotten a new job luckily enough. I'm gonna financial place right now. Where i could afford to have a little bit of fun so i did. One reason. the government is sending out. Checks is so that people like flannery will spend money another is economic relief. I heard from people. Today who used the money to pay for necessities like rent heating oil in san diego catherine alinsky. Her husband got twelve hundred dollars. Some of that went toward just still trying to survive specifically gas and electric. They saved the rest alinsky. A hairstylist and her salon is currently shutdown. Honestly who knows what twenty twenty one is gonna look like for work for me and we always just want to be more prepared than less. A lot of people are using the money to set themselves up financially. Like hector enrico in chicago. Me and my fiancee. We plan to buy a house soon. So definitely trying to pay off debt to No build a credit get a better interest rate on the mortgage and he's using some of the money to buy raffle prizes for his students. He teaches phys ed at a pre k. Through eight public school. I like to give out little pedometers. I get them at like target sometimes. Thirty twenty bucks Jump ropes at the dollar store. One thing i heard over and over a lot of people are giving a portion of their check away. Two neighbors family members and charities like food banks. I'm maryelle tara for marketplace
Attorney General William Barr resigns
"Attorney. General bill barr is formally resigned. He leaves office next week. A move that shows. How far differed from so many republican veterans in washington who did find themselves ultimately fire by tweet in the trump era sources around bar have been leaking his departure plans for weeks. They're now trying to cast some kind of independent figure who left clashing with trump over issues like voter fraud and keeping that newly revealed hunter biden probe secret before the election. Now let me tell you having covered this throughout the whole period of the trump. doj this is classic bar. It's not unlike the gap between bars letter that offer a muller book report and the actual report which is one of the many misleading and political acts that led so many. Doj veterans across both parties. Demand bar resign long before he did this week. And in addition to that meddling in the mueller probe you had meddling in cases regarding trump allies while bars own resignation letter doubles down on this problem. He falsely described tump trump. doj's own russia probe as an effort to cripple or oust the trump administration with frenzied and baseless accusations of collusion. He adds his salute to trump's quote unprecedented achievements for the american people joined now by a former federal prosecutor who has been a keen observer of the bar justice department. John flannery council. Good to see you good to see you days. Well we have the recency effect. Every lawyer knows it in trial you want to leave the jury with that last thought in their mind and it's probably going to be more effective than what you talked about on the first day. Right bar is nothing. If not an effective at times canny lawyer he leaves pointing and sources pointing to his clashes with donald trump. Do you think that's the way to remember him or was it a lot more of that earlier loyalty loyalty. I don't think is the key word for him. I think the words for him is that he's always believed does a federalist and somewhat of a christian cult this that the people really don't know what's best for them and so he really does believe in a monarchical government although it's striking to read his december fourteenth letter of resignation which reads a little bit like a hostage letter. I mean he's talking about how great this guy was abused them in the end because perhaps he couldn't go as far in their bromance in crime as trump was prepared to go. And like you said there's a whole series of things this man has done right after. He assured america he was going to be a great attorney general. Well he's probably the most erupt act of armor attorney general's throughout the history of the united states. That's his mark that's his legacy and he did it because he was not a law enforcement officer he was about his or trump. He did what trump needed to do for that policy. Which i suggest which. I think the embrace which is A government by fiat. I don't have to listen to you. Even congress Supported trump usurping usurping. The court Analyzing and investigating the investigations. That he then misrepresented as you. I said in. The mueller investigation. He has been every place. And i'm among those those thousands of prosecutors who said he should resign while he has belatedly but not for the reasons we said. He's he's obviously said something else but as he's going out the door. He was compromising those convictions. He was compromising are free and fair elections by these bogus statements he made about. We've found this fraud and somewhere along the line. it seems like there must have been an intervention. Somebody maybe a good criminal defense lawyer or someone who's concerned about ethics by which he could retain his bar license said. You have any idea what you're doing. Do you wanna be standing next to this guy. When he's flying to florida on the day of the inauguration or whatever crazy thing he does between now and january fifth or january six or january twentieth and trump He trump inhales the souls of people and guess them to do things that are their worst possible performances. And he's done that with bar. I don't know where bhargava would you like to have his resume he he. He came to this job because he was going to burnish his reputation and his re what could be his retirement years. Well now he's retired and he's done a lot of time in ford at hearings judicial proceedings. That had nothing to do with him. Running the show
Can seaweed help curb global warming?
"This is. Seaweed. Humble stuff. But it does have some remarkable qualities. For one it grows really fast. So the carbon that is part of that, seaweed. Just a few weeks ago with floating in the atmosphere as atmospheric co two driving all the adverse consequences of climate change. For the moment. It's locked safely away in the Seaweed, but we're Nazi we rocks and by the smell of it, it's not far away. Win At routes that co two will be released back to the atmosphere. Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could find a way of keeping that co two locked up long-term and thereby significantly contributing to the climate to solving the climate problem. What I'm talking about here is draw down. It's now become the other half of the climate challenge and that's because we have delayed. So long in terms of addressing climate change that we now have to do two very big and very difficult things at once we have to cut our emissions and clean our energy supply at the same time that we draw significant volumes of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. If we don't do that about twenty, five percent of the Co two, we put in the air will remain there by human standards forever. So we have to act. This is really a new phase in addressing the climate crisis and it demands new thinking. So got ideas like carbon offsets really don't make sense in the modern era. When you off said something, you say open permit myself to put some greenhouse gases into the atmosphere but then I'll offset by drawing it down when you've got a both cut your emissions android and Co to that thinking doesn't make sense anymore. And when we're talking about drawdown, we're talking about putting large volumes of greenhouse gases particularly co two out of circulation, and to do that, we need a cabin price. We need a significant price that will pay for that service that we'll all benefit from. With almost no progress so far with the second half of the climate challenge, it's not on most people's radar. and. I must say at times I hear people saying I've lost hope that we can do anything about the comet crisis. Life I've had my sleepless nights too. I can tell you. But I'm here today is an ambassador for these humble wait seaweed. It is really I think it has the potential to be a big part of our challenge of addressing the challenge of climate change and a big part of their future. Now, what the scientists are telling us, we need to do over the next eighty odd years to the end of the century is to cut our greenhouse gas emissions by. Three percent every year and draw three tons of CO two out of the atmosphere every year those numbers so much that they baffles. But that's what the scientists tell us we need to do. So. How might we go about drawing down greenhouse gases at a large scale? There's really only two ways of doing it and I've done a very deep dive into drawdown. and. All preempt my announcement. This stuff comes out smelling. Comes up smelling like roses the end of the day it does it's one of the best options, but there are many many possibilities. There a chemical pathways and biological pathways. So to wise really getting the job done the biological pathways a fantastic because the energy source, it's needed to drive them. The Sun is effectively free. We use the sun to dry photosynthesis in plants. Break apart that's the are to and capture the cabin. There are also chemical pathways send ominous, but actually they're not bad at all the difficulty they faces that we have to actually pay. For the energy required to do the job will pay facilitate that energy. Director. Capture is a great example of a chemical pathway people using that right now to take co two out of the atmosphere and manufacturer bio-fuels manufacture plastics. Right progress is being made, but it will be many decades before those chemical pathways. Drawing down a a ton of. Co Two a year. The biological pathways offer a lot more hope I think in the short-term. You've probably heard about reforestation planting trees as a solution to the climate problem you can. It's a fair question. Our way out of this problem by using trees
Novelist Donald Ray Pollock On Factory Work And Finding Fiction Later In Life
"Today's first guest is author Donald Ray Pollock, whose novel the devil all the time has just been made into a new netflix movie premiering next Wednesday. It Stars Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson, and here's a taste in this clip. A young boy has just watched his father pulverized two guys after they made lewd comments about the father's wife, the son's mother. Afterward the father gives his son some advice. You remember what I told you. On. The buzzer gave you. That's what I mean. got. To. Sir. Good sons of bitches out there. One hundred. These that many. Cannonball. In, both the movie and the novel the characters in the devil all the time are driven to extremes whether their fathers and sons, serial killers or preachers. The story begins in the small town of knock him stiff a real place in southern Ohio where Donald Ray pollock grew up. He didn't become a writer until he put in over thirty years at the local paper mill and got sober. But. Once he did start writing. He was noticed quickly receiving both awards and critical. Acclaim. Terry, gross spoke to Donald Ray pollock in twenty eleven when the devil, all the time was first published. Donald, Ray pollock welcome to fresh air. I'd like to start with reading from your new book, the Devil, all the time It's about the second paragraph from the prologue. So would you just set it up for us? What we have here is A young boy's name is Arvin Eugene Russell and he's following behind his father Willard and there and place called knock him stiff and they're going to Willard's prayer logging as a log in the woods where he Wants to communicate with God and So this is where they are. You know early in the morning and their. have finally reached this log. Willard eased himself down on the high side of the law and motion for his son to kneel beside him in the dead soggy leaves unless he had whiskey running through his veins Willard came to the clearing every morning and evening talk to God. Arvin didn't know which was worse the drinking or the praying. As far back, as he could remember, it seemed that his father had faulted devil all the time. Arvin little with the damp pulled his Co. tighter. He wished he were still in bed even school with always miseries was better than this but it was a Saturday and there was no way to get around it. Through the mostly bare trees beyond the cross Arvin could see whisper smoke rising from a few chimneys, half a mile away four hundred or so people lived in, knock him stiff in nineteen, fifty seven nearly all of them connected by blood through one godforsaken clam or another be it lust were necessity or just plain ignorance along with the tar paper shacks and Cinder Block houses the Holler included two general stores and a Church of Christ in Christian Union and joint known throughout the township as the bullpen. Three days before he'd come home with another black I I, don't condone no fighting just for the hell of it but sometimes, you're just too easy going Willard told him that evening then boys might be bigger than you. But the next time one of them starts his stuff, I want you to finish it. Willard was standing on the porch changing out of his work clothes. He handed Arvin Brown pants stiff with dried blood and Greece. He worked in a slaughterhouse in Greenfield and that day sixteen hundred homes had been butchered a new record for RJ Carol meat-packing. Those boy didn't know yet what he wanted to do when he grew up he was pretty sure he didn't WanNa kill pigs for eleven. Let's Donald Ray pollock reading from his new novel, the Devil, all the time. You know in the reading that you did the father tells the sun that the next time. So many beats him up the sun has to fight back and that seems to be. A recurring theme like in the opening story of your collection of short stories, the collections called knock him stiff. The opening sentence reads my father showed me how to hurt a man one August night at the torch in when I was seven years old it was the only thing he was ever any good at. You certainly seem interested in the idea of a father. Kind of indoctrinating a sun on the need to fight back and then egging on to do it even when it's inappropriate. so was is this a story that played out in your life? Well, not so much in my life I. Mean as far as I don't my dad really didn't push me to fight or anything like that. But you know when I was growing up my father and I had a very Uneasy relationship. You've got to understand my dad was born in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty he's still alive. You know he's eighty years old and he's still kicking but He was born in. Nineteen thirty grew up in the depression I went to the eighth grade. He was working on the railroad by the time he was sixteen, and then he was in the navy. And, my dad is a very tough. Hard. man Stra very strong man. As and in contrast to that, my mother is very shy kind. Small Bone woman. and. Either fortunately or unfortunately for me, I took after my mother and I believe. When I was a kid, my dad was. Maybe disappointed for not taking after him more. So. You know that's where I guess part of that comes from it and part of it also comes from. Lived in stiff. That's where I grew up and I saw a lot of other fathers who were you know drinkers and hell raisers and they didn't treat their families very well You know maybe they went and worked for a while and. I got enough money to go on another band or whatever, and pretty much left the family to take care of themselves. So, yeah father's have a pretty rough time and my work I just. It's just. You know I'm a father. You know I have a daughter WHO's I'm thirty years old now and I have always felt that I. Wasn't. As good as I could have been. Her mother and I were divorced when she was very young she was like a year old and and I wasn't around that much and. That's probably the best explanation. I can give for why treat father's like I do my work. Were you bullied in school. You said you, you took after your mother who wouldn't hurt a fly. So and if you were bullied, would you fight back? Did you know how to actually I wasn't bullied in school I? Never really had any problems with that and yeah, I. Mean a would fight back if I had to but. That situation you know didn't come about very much probably you know just. No more than any other normal kid you know might face that sort of thing. But. Yeah. I mean I wasn't really interested in Working on cars or farm or anything like that was more of A. I won't call myself a bookworm because we really didn't have that many books but you know I like to read and watch old movies and drawl and stuff like that and My Dad. Just you know he's a very practical man I mean, even today you know his idea of success is. Owning your own farm, starting your own business or something like that and I know that he probably looks on what I'm doing now is. A pretty useless way to spend your life trying to write books. Would you describe what the town of knock him stiff was like when you were growing up well, when I was growing up there it was. You know relocated for us. Ok we'll knock him stiff. is about thirteen miles west of chillicothe Theo, which is you know southern Ohio. It was its own little place. You know there wasn't much else around there but it was a community There were three small general stores and a bar and a church, and probably four hundred, fifty, five, hundred people now I probably was related to. At least half those people. So did you find this nurturing being in a town where half the people in it were related to you or incredibly claustrophobic? I think when I was a kid when I was a kid I was claustrophobic for me. You know I was one of those kids I was always unsatisfied I always wanted to be. Else and somewhere else. And so from a very early age. You know I was thinking about escaping from the hauler. I just Thought that I'd rather be somewhere else are somewhere else. But where you are as in Chile coffee which is. PHILADELPHIA, which is about thirteen miles away like you got out but you didn't go very far. I, really didn't get out I mean that's the weird contradiction of that whole thing you know i. Wanted to escape and them what I finally got my chance or whatever I. I chose to stay I'm out at knock stiff at least once a week even today Ladder parents go to visit. My parents are still alive. You know I have a brother and two sisters and they all live fairly close to there and So I. Think though as far as escape goes what happened with me was I quit high school when I was seventeen. And I went to work in a meat packing plant much like Weller work, Dan? And then when I was eighteen I moved to Florida you know that was going to be I was going to get away that you know by moving to Florida and I was down are working a job in a nursery and I wasn't making much money or anything only been there a few months my dad called and said. Hey, I can get you a job at the paper mail if you come back up here so. I chose to come back. You know the paper Mills Calling it was union job and great benefits and. And I knew you know for a high school dropout that was probably going to be the best job I. Ever got. You had that job for. How many years did you work at the paper mill? I? was there thirty two years and you didn't start writing till you were around fifty or is that is fifth well I'm fifty six now and I started writing when I was forty five. Okay. So how come it took so long did you know? When you weren't writing did you know that you had that in you? Well. You know I'd always been a big reader as I said and I love books. And I think maybe in the back of my mind, you know always thought writing would be a great way to get by in the world and you know, of course, I was very naive about it. The principal reasons for me you know as far as being a writer were one, you were your own boss. To you could do it anywhere. And three, you made lots of money. Wasn't until actually began writing it. I found out. That was a real true. But I. Think you know Sorta like maybe a fantasy that? It was in the back of my mind for a long time. I had a problem with drinking and for a number of years and you know it was one of those fantasies that when you got half loaded and You started daydreaming or whatever it was. One of those things that you thought about right thought about. But it wasn't really. You know I went to school when I was in my thirties I went to college I went to Ohio University and I ended up with a degree in English and You. Know even while I was there though I wasn't thinking about being a writer I never took any writing workshops or anything like that. But then finally when I was forty five my dad retired from the paper mill. And there was just something about watching him retire and go home. and. You know that was you know pretty much the end of his career and it really. Bothered me and I. Just. decided. I had to try something else you know. To some other way to. Spend the rest of my life. So. When you decided, you wanted to learn how to write what did that mean? Any. Writers or anything in for a while I just sort of scribbled and struggled. And then I'd read an interview with a writer and I can't recall her name now or no it was a lady. But she talked about typing out other people's stories as a means of maybe getting closer to them or just learn how to put a story together. and. So I started doing that. Who did you type out? I typed out a lot of different stories I. I was typing out a story at least once a week and that went on for about a year and a half. So John. cheever hemingway. Flannery. O'Connor Richard. Yates Dennis Johnson the you know the list just goes on and on if it was a story that I really liked and it wasn't. Long I, type it out, and then I carry it around with me for a week and you look at over and you know jot notes on stuff like that, and then I'd throw it away and do another one. Typing a story out, just was a much better way for me to see how you know person puts dial together or you know. Moose from one scene to the next that sort of thing. Was it hard for you to find your subject matter as a writer? Well when I first started. Trying to learn how to write. As. I said like maybe I would copy out John cheever story. So then I would try to write my own story about some East Coast suburbanite having unfair. Something like that or maybe I'd write about a re Rita Andrei debut story, and then I'd write about a Catholic priest. and. So I did that for maybe two years or so and it just wasn't working at all for me. and. Then filing maybe at about two and a half years, I wrote a story that's included in the book. Knock him stiff called back teen. And it's a very short story. and. It's about these two losers sitting in a donut shop. And that was the first thing that I had. Written that I thought wasn't too bad. And so then I increasingly started focusing on you know the people that I knew about instead of nurses, lawyers, that sort of thing that I had absolutely no idea. How to write about There's a passage in your new novel that's about a bus driver and the bus drivers father had gotten a certificate from the railroad for not missing a single day of work in twenty years and bus drivers. Mother always held this up as like what you could do. If you really you know were strive and tried to accomplish something when the bus drivers father died the bus driver hope that that certificate would be buried with his father's. We didn't have to look at it anymore, but instead his mother just like. Put It on the wall, display it in the living room. And then the bus driver thinks it wore on you after a while other people's accomplishments. I love that sentence did you ever feel that way I mean he kochman here seems. So relatively small like a good attendance record and not to knock that. But for that to be like, you know the zenith of somebody's life is. You. but did you feel that way that a war on you? Other People's accomplishments? I don't think that I paid so much attention to other people's. Successes or whatever. But I, know that I was aware you know by the time. I was thirty two or so and I've been working at the mail for about fourteen years. And I knew that all the guys that I had come in with you got hired about the same time as mayor guys even much later than that. You know they own their own home. Maybe. They owned a boat and they had two or three vehicles and they were married and had kids and on and on and on. You know in contrast to them. I've been divorced twice. I'd filed bankruptcy when I got sober I was living in this little very small apartment above this garage. Of. Motel Room and I've been living there for about. Four or five years. I owned a black and white TV that my sister had given me and I had this seventy six chevy that had the whole side of smashed in and that was it. You know for fourteen years of working there. That's what I had. And so you know there was that sense I guess of me just being a failure. Wasn't really that I wasn't jealous of those people or anything like that. I, mean I had enough sense to know that you know where I ended up was my own fault. But there was always that that idea in back of my head that. I could have done more you know I could maybe went to college or something you know. I'm sure you know if I'd wanted to go to school when I was eighteen, my dad would try to help me. and. That's not the route that I chose though how has your life changed? Now as a published writer, you have a collection of short stories. You have a new novel you got a thirty five thousand dollars cash prize, the pen, Robert Bingham Award. So, what's different about your life? well, I have a lot more time to just set on the porch and. Smoke and daydream. Think it's a legitimate. Yeah well, at least that's what I tell my wife. But my life hasn't really changed that much I. Mean I get a lot more emails. Now you know that sort of thing, but you know I still live in the same house I still pretty much. You know my daily routine is. I really can't say that it's changed that much. It's a good life and I'm thrilled that you know I've got a publisher and. You know had at least a little bit of success. You know I know a lot of writers out there a lot of writers out there who are much better than I am. And would. Probably give their left arm. To be setting, you know where I'm setting today. Well Donald Ray, pollock thing you so much for talking with us. Terry I appreciate. It. Made my day. Donald Ray pollock speaking to Terry Gross in twenty eleven. The devil all the time a new movie based on his novel of the same name.
"flannery" Discussed on On with Mario Interviews
"With Mario Lopez Lopez Online. Lighten up joining me now on the phone meredith from the office. Frank Kate flannery. How are you kate? A little hung over. How are you? I'm nine? That's my perpetual state during this quarantine right now which. I feel the bar for. Alcoholism should be raised considering this time. Right drinking and driving. So that's a good thing that's true. That's true gas by the way. I couldn't believe a buddy of mine from Ohio. Senate picture ninety nine cents like nine hundred eighty-five prices believable even here in La. I'm getting free gallons to the month. Will you also know that when you call Grubb Hud like you can get? You can get booze from restaurants now so if you have particularly bartender that you don't like from someplace you can get it delivered. Great to know I stay pretty well stocked. But that's good to know. What are you doing during this time? You know what I've been doing a bunch of music doing a bunch of charity videos and such And doing a bunch of cameos because people can't Can't go to you know they don't have any birthday parties graduations. So they're they're asking for a message from Meredith on Cameo. It's crazy nice. Nice great thing for the the I'm like for the The Boys and girls clubs of La the variety club. They're so awesome They they're thinking of all these kids that can't get out of their house anymore because these kids depend on not only the exercise going to the boys and girls club but also getting fed so we decided there's four of us from the office the decided that we would donate a virtual Coffee copy our with with people that That donate we. We JUST PICK ONE PARTY. But we're GONNA have a coffee party that whatever you want to put your cup that that is awesome. I former boys club kid and grew up. Yes so that's a special in my heart. Good for you that you're raising because you're right a lot of kids. That's refuge for a lot of kids right there. I mean it's crazy so we're just hoping to get some get them fed and You know I don't know zoom. I'm not sure how people start getting creative. We did that the other day when my kids. So you know we we did tick tock for the senior senior living facility home. They were dancing with you. Yeah there were Dan's with Xuemei. My daughter Choreograph. That is a whole thing. I'M GONNA have to put that up on. Our website is just reminded myself know my daughter. My daughter was getting a little too crazy said. Hey remember these are a little older and then and then the seniors hit us with we want harder steps next said okay shake it up all right now right now. She's a handful. Yeah Kate when you get together with other people from the office who tells the best stories You know I no one but me. No I'm just I Creed tells pretty good stories. Oscar tells good stories because Yeah I I WANNA yeah. It's it's it's a toss between creed Oscar particularly good memory for When things are screwed up and Crisis is more like creed than that he should be. I feel like create stories may not always be true but they're entertaining absolutely. Yeah most people who tell good stories are Muslim. I'm not sure how. How do you think merit would be handling the pandemic? Oh my God blind Dr- drunk stoned whatever it takes because it is groundhog's Day right. Yeah no it is it. Is what parts of social distancing? You think. You're gonNA stay when this is all over are you? Are you discouraged now for the handshake? The Hug Hugger so this is off. The road with dancing with the stars live tour. I was like seven weeks. And so you know they ask people to stop you know Shaking hands and hugging at meet and greets but people couldn't stop sure like their reaction was crazy so I don't know man we're just GonNa have to get more security some big dude telling you no no no no No I mean we gotta come up with some creative things. Maybe there's like an ankle touch. We can do from now on touch play. Yeah something I don't know but you know as I because I perform live so much. I'm just you know I'm so nervous because it's such a great you know. It's just a great way to connect with fans and it's such a great experience. Performing live is an exchange so the audience has as much to do with what they're seeing you know as the people on stage so you know and I also tour with Jane Lynch and I'm like Oh we have some stuff planned. I'm not sure what's going to happen right now. It is frustrating for those after travel on the road and perform audiences and theater and the whole deal else. But we'll get through it. We'll get well. There'll be time it'll it'll be the right time we'll be back when it's right when it's safe and the yeah because Yeah you know I mean I do want them. I want to be unforgettable experience. But not for for Corona virus. No right exactly exactly. Meanwhile I love what you're doing you can donate at omb as dot com slash. The office kate. Thanks for calling in great catching Oscar creed Laura who plays Jan Myself? So between the four of us. There's got to be something to talk about. Donate much either. You can still get picked awesome. Thank you so much Mario. You're awesome stay safe. Thank you take care. Bye with Mario Lopez..
"flannery" Discussed on On with Mario Interviews
"With Mario Lopez. Lopez Online, lighten up joining me now on the phone meredith from the office Frank Kate flannery. How are you? Kate a little hung over. How are you? I'm nine. That's my perpetual state during this quarantine right now which I feel the bar for alcoholism should be raised considering this time right drinking and driving, so that's a good thing. That's true. That's true gas by the way I couldn't believe Buddy from Ohio Senate picture ninety nine cents like nine hundred eighty-five prices believable even here in la I'm getting free gallons to the month. Will you also know that when you call Grubb Hud? Like you can get, you can get booze from restaurants now, so if you have particularly bartender that you, I know or a drink. From someplace. You can get it delivered great to know. I stay pretty well stocked, but that's good to know. What are you doing during this time? You know what I've been doing. A bunch of music doing a bunch of charity videos and such and doing a bunch of cameos because people can't Can't go to you know they don't have any birthday parties graduations, so they're. They're asking for a message from Meredith on Cameo. It's crazy nice nice. Great thing for the the On my gosh for the the boys and girls clubs of La the variety club. They're so awesome They're thinking of all these kids that can't get out of their house anymore. Because these kids depend on not only the exercise going to the boys and Girls Club, but also getting fed, so we decided there's four of us from the office. The decided that we would donate a virtual coffee Copy our with with people that that donate we. We just pick one party, but we're GONNA have a coffee party that whatever you want to put your cup that that is awesome i. Former boys club kid and grew up. Yes, so that's a special in my heart. Good for you that you're raising because you're right a lot of kids. That's refuge for a lot of kids right there. I mean it's crazy, so we're just hoping to get some. Get them fed and You know I don't know. Zoom. I'm not sure how. People start getting creative. We did that the other day when my kids, so you know we we did tick tock for these senior senior living facility home. They were dancing with you. Yeah, there were Dan's with Xuemei my daughter choreograph. That is a whole thing I'm GonNa have to put that up on. Our website is just reminded myself. Know my daughter, my daughter was getting a little too crazy, I said hey, remember. These are a little older. And then, and then the seniors hit us with. We want harder steps next said okay. Shake it up. All right now. Right now she's a handful. Yeah, Kate. When you get together with other people from the office who tells the best stories You know I no one but me. I. creed tells Pretty Good Stories Oscar tells good stories because yeah I I WANNA yeah, it's it's. It's a tossup between creed Oscar. Particularly good memory for when things are screwed up and Crisis is more like creed than. That he should be, I feel like create. Stories may not always be true, but they're entertaining. Most people. Who Tell good stories are Muslim I'm not sure how. How do you think merit would be handling the pandemic? Blind Dr- drunk. Stoned. Whatever it takes because it is groundhog's Day. Right Yeah no it is, it is what parts of social distancing you think you're gonNA. Stay when this is all over, are you, are you? Discouraged now for the handshake the hug. Hugger so this is. Off The road with dancing with the stars live tour I was. Like seven weeks and So, you know they ask people to stop you know shaking hands and hugging at meet and greets, but people couldn't stop sure. Like. Their reaction was crazy so. I don't know man. We're just GONNA have. To get more security. Some BIG DUDE! No, no, no No I mean. We gotta come up with some creative things. Maybe there's like an ankle touch. We can do from now on touch play. Yeah something I don't know, but you know as I because I. Perform Live so much, I'm just you know I'm so nervous because it's such a great. You know it's just a great way to connect with fans, and it's such a great experience. Performing live is an exchange, so the audience has as much to do with what they're seeing. You know as the people on stage. So you know and I also tour with Jane Lynch and I'm like Oh. We have some stuff planned I'm not sure what's going to happen right now. It is frustrating for those after travel on the road and perform audiences and theater and the whole deal else, but we'll get through it. We'll get. Well, there'll be time it'll. It'll be the right time. We'll be back when it's right when it's safe and the. Yeah, because Yeah, you know I. Mean I do want them. I want to be unforgettable experience, but not for for Corona virus. No right exactly exactly meanwhile I love what you're doing. You can donate at omb as dot com slash the office. Kate thanks for calling in great catching. Oscar creed Laura. Who Plays Jan myself so between the four of us. There's got to be something to talk about. Donate much, either you can still get picked awesome. Thank you so much, Mario! You're awesome. Stay safe. Thank you take care bye. With Mario Lopez..
Interview with Kate Flannery
"Are you doing during this time? You know what I've been doing. A bunch of music doing a bunch of charity videos and such and doing a bunch of cameos because people can't Can't go to you know they don't have any birthday parties graduations, so they're. They're asking for a message from Meredith on Cameo. It's crazy nice nice. Great thing for the the On my gosh for the the boys and girls clubs of La the variety club. They're so awesome They're thinking of all these kids that can't get out of their house anymore. Because these kids depend on not only the exercise going to the boys and Girls Club, but also getting fed, so we decided there's four of us from the office. The decided that we would donate a virtual coffee Copy our with with people that that donate we. We just pick one party, but we're GONNA have a coffee party that whatever you want to put your cup that that is awesome i. Former boys club kid and grew up. Yes, so that's a special in my heart. Good for you that you're raising because you're right a lot of kids. That's refuge for a lot of kids right there. I mean it's crazy, so we're just hoping to get some. Get them fed and You know I don't know. Zoom. I'm not sure how. People start getting creative. We did that the other day when my kids, so you know we we did tick tock for these senior senior living facility home. They were dancing with you. Yeah, there were Dan's with Xuemei my daughter choreograph. That is a whole thing I'm GonNa have to put that up on. Our website is just reminded myself. Know my daughter, my daughter was getting a little too crazy, I said hey, remember. These are a little older. And then, and then the seniors hit us with. We want harder steps next said okay. Shake it up. All right now. Right now she's a handful. Yeah, Kate. When you get together with other people from the office who tells the best stories You know I no one but me. I. creed tells Pretty Good Stories Oscar tells good stories because yeah I I WANNA yeah, it's it's. It's a tossup between creed Oscar. Particularly good memory for when things are screwed up and Crisis is more like creed than. That he should be, I feel like create. Stories may not always be true, but they're entertaining. Most people. Who Tell good stories are Muslim I'm not sure how. How do you think merit would be handling the pandemic? Blind Dr- drunk. Stoned. Whatever it takes because it is groundhog's Day. Right Yeah no it is, it is what parts of social distancing you think you're gonNA. Stay when this is all over, are you, are you? Discouraged now for the handshake the hug. Hugger so this is. Off The road with dancing with the stars live tour I was. Like seven weeks and So, you know they ask people to stop you know shaking hands and hugging at meet and greets, but people couldn't stop sure. Like. Their reaction was crazy so. I don't know man. We're just GONNA have. To get more security. Some BIG DUDE! No, no, no No I mean. We gotta come up with some creative things. Maybe there's like an ankle touch. We can do from now on touch play. Yeah something I don't know, but you know as I because I. Perform Live so much, I'm just you know I'm so nervous because it's such a great. You know it's just a great way to connect with fans, and it's such a great experience. Performing live is an exchange, so the audience has as much to do with what they're seeing. You know as the people on stage. So you know and I also tour with Jane Lynch and I'm like Oh. We have some stuff planned I'm not sure what's going to happen right now. It is frustrating for those after travel on the road and perform audiences and theater and the whole deal else, but we'll get through it. We'll get. Well, there'll be time it'll. It'll be the right time. We'll be back when it's right when it's safe and the. Yeah, because Yeah, you know I. Mean I do want them. I want to be unforgettable experience, but not for for Corona virus. No right exactly
"flannery" Discussed on Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin
"It's like we experienced that where you reach a certain level, and it still feels like it's not enough right like thinking about how many young actresses would die to be in a hallmark movie or die to being a commercial, or how many college kids would love to be on the team when I was in its, but it's. Me award-winning or Netflix show and you're like. Oh! I'm still not good enough to like. Get Bear Right. It's just finding finding that balance between being you know happy with where you're at, but not but not complacent. Yeah, it's well. I think the secret to is like everybody. Wants to get what they want, but do you really want what you get? After really make peace with that. What does it? What are they saying? Comparison is the thief joy for Shero. Yeah, an a fortune cookie, but it's so surely it's. All your joy and I. Just feel like Oh my God if you can just shut like put the blinders room like g asked. Something I actually learned after the stars like. Don't compare yourself to other people. Send in that competition for most of the competition I was. All the other women were their twenties and unlike number. Two high scores two weeks in a row, and like they kind of give me a little shade ladies but I'm like. Five just work harder, would you? Suck at love merger. But it's also just like again like you just gotTa. Keep your eyes on your own paper and it's hard. It's hard and you know whatever whatever I mean. If if it means, you need to get off your button, stop waiting for other people to get your work and you need to create your own stuff. You know. Whatever that means because I feel like? I do a lot of stage stuff. Just because I hate waiting for the phone right? Yeah, for sure, and it's just about high flow into. was there any with with a cast in the office? With that may kind of people who all impact the show so greatly was there any kind of natural contention of like man? You know there's been a few weeks in a row. Angeles gotten that more. Meredith has gotten a little bit more. I feel like we were because we all started. Is. Unknown. All of a sudden owns pretty much. It really wasn't I feel like were pretty much rooting for people you know. I also feel like Steve set a such a great tone. Because things were happening for him, he had start movies before this and I feel like if he's not acting like a jerk, like no one else really so i. feel like he's set. The tone brought school. The douchebag factor really low on the show which was great. Did you have to? Do a lot of takes with a lot of these scenes because I mean I, watch again as a fan. There's no way in hell. I could keep a straight face. Like how the hell do you do that in that? Baby, but in that kind of show. ME. But. You also ruined other like you. Laughing and also like you have to. Rise are like. Let's go I WANNA. Get Home, staff lightning. It's so true. And I also feel like also. You're part of the funny if you can keep it together for sure. At like then you're then you're in it, so you just have to. Do and sometimes I'm like I'M GONNA drama. DRAMA DRAMA LIKE I. Like what? I can't even imagine I'm kate. Can you tell about? What you're doing right now because you're helping covid nineteen raising some money, right? Yes as is this amazing organization that they're connected to the variety boys and girls, clubs of Los Angeles and they. They're basically trying to keep the kids that go to the boys and girls clubs like they are. They go for exercise, but they also for food. They get bed. And you know all those things are close right now so riney to figure out how to feed these kids. So what we're doing is we're asking people to donate and were. Going to pick some people from the people who donate to have A. Virtual coffee date with a creed. Oscar de la is Jan and replacement at so it's getting all routes awesome. So I guess that's not incentive. I mean Yeah, what is I mean? But also just the incentive of the kids like come on, like were I know. Everybody's having a lot of weird issues right now. Financially all that stuff, but I'll bet you have food in your stomach for sure. I bet you got a roof over your head and you're not. You know each just. I Dunno, it just a little perspective, and grew perspective and people. Go to omb as DOT COM to Danny. Omb as dot com slash the office sash. It's yeah, and it's you know it's easy. You don't have to Google Walk Really. I mean a little bit I said if everyone just gives the dollar like imagine how much money can be raised. GonNa to that's that's actually that's right. So I mean it's crazy. So, yeah, I mean maybe that one thing. You'RE GONNA. Buy An Amazon that you don't really mean right. Okay thank you so much for taking time out of your day to be with us. Go Call Your boyfriend back and we appreciate your time. Appreciate so much, Kate. You guys are awesome. Take care of..
"flannery" Discussed on Whine Down with Jana Kramer
"Right. Welcome to another podcast of wind down with Michael Costin Jana Kramer. I'm sorry Jana Kramer and Michael Qasim. We're never going to get a good entrance to the show. No PROBABLY NOT. But that's okay. How's Corentin lie? Free bed same old same old. And that's our show so we'll see how no we've been full of just this past week we've been crazy productive. We really have painting rooms Doing staff staff. We painted the The office painted the Barroom. We've painted the office. We Have Kate Flannery O. Today who is married to Dave the hit? Sitcom the office which is probably my top two. Probably my number one actually of all time. What's your second one Seinfeld? That's up there here. What's number two? That's sitcoms but then you have shows like you know what's number two probably Seinfeld. I what what's on what's teetering on three them. Curb your enthusiasm which is all. This is all like the same kind of stuff. Yeah which then you have. You know shows like the wire yet. Dexter you got game around. You got all that kind of stuff. But anyways and I'm I'm really excited. Talk to her because I know her from dancing with stars. Same Season No. She was just on his last season. Yeah but you know. I've never watched an episode of the office so I feel like this podcast should just be like. It's the Mike and kate show featuring I I don't know I just I. I love sweet girl. I feel like I need to see. I think the problem was I. Would you'd be watching it and I would just come in and see a few seconds of it and you'd be like laughing and looking go. I don't understand you gotTA unders. Yeah you gotta understand the characters stories but I but I like Love Seinfeld. I feel like you can watch Seinfeld and laugh at anything. Well the office is the same way if you have seen it before. So like comedy. Central always has the office in rotation constantly. So I could turn on that any moment. It can be any episode and know exactly what's going on and I'll laugh like I did the first time that's awesome. See maybe I 'cause I I really love. Kate and I'm excited to talk to her. Especially because I heard that she wall she was filming the office. She was a waitress still love that. I think that's so cool. I wonder if was it or was I- wanting to do a waitress in job last year. Did I dream? That definitely? Didn't tell me that miss waitressing like I would still do it right now. I would for fun. I mean if I have kids I probably would. I enjoy it. I love waitressing. Until didn't then you quit new. I love it I would do it I seriously. I think if I could. I just I don't know I. I love being able to help people and making their experience great for that. Maybe so crazy but I maybe I had a dream about that but I had a dream that I was applying somewhere for waitressing shop. I swear we're Kerr restaurant where your waitress at a good question? I've done all of them. I've done Joe's crab shack. I've done. Fridays I've done applebee's I've done Greek island. I've done you know I've literally done every but the only ones I haven't done where the real highest like the upper like the one we went to eleven park whatever part of the Mesh Shark. I don't think I would wanna do that kind of restaurant. I was just GonNa say you know I couldn't. It's too stuffy. We'll end said. Would you like your caveat? I couldn't even take your shoot from the hip too much. Where if you went to a restaurant like that next thing you know you don't get that because that's just disgusting That's how you'd be really honest when people came to the Wood. Ranch Grill in In La when I used to waitress there and by the way yes it's one by the Grove and funny story. I was dealing toilet paper before. Covert nineteen me. Indiana were so poor in my. Our Electric City went off. And we're stealing paper toilet paper from wood ranch because we didn't have enough money into violate toilet paper But then I booked prom night in an I quit but yeah anyways but no I would have to be. It would have to be a chill place like that and I wouldn't want to go back to. I didn't like being a bar girl. I hated that because I'm not the the the Bar Check. They're like here's a shot. And then the babe and then. I like throw it away anyways. Well I do feel. I have a lot of empathy for those people in that profession right now because of everything going on in that must that must really suck and I hope you know. They're able to find some work somewhere in and everything and hope people that have lost. Their jobs are able to do something to take care of themselves. And you know I've I've seldom do. I read comments or do we re comments about this podcast or anything really that we post. But I saw one recently when we're talking about the quarantine and someone was kind of going off on us about now. We're being insensitive or something about giving people crap being out and about lately are insensitive that what we were just being insensitive about people being out in public and we're like stay at home. Don't go out but just like anything. Yeah take it with a grain. It's all in context. Yeah take it with a grain of salt. We're not saying everyone should stay in their house and not leave it. All we understand people have to make a living and we are if you're in a central worker and you have to or or you have to make a little money when thousand percent like you know. We're not saying that everyone should stay home and I'm not. I'm not trying to defend what we're saying. I'm just trying to make it clear. So people put it in perspective that Yes we. We appreciate the fact that we've been blessing. We're in a fortunate situation where we can work from home And we're doing okay right now but we totally understand the grind of if you have to work you have to work if you have to make money out to make money. Yeah do what you do to provide for yourself and your family and stay safe so if you got to leave the house do it. But it's all about what we're talking about. Are Those people that we hear about are seeing? That are out in goofing around. Or maybe they don't have to be out or you know abusing the system right now because they are naive about the situation. That's all we're saying I was thinking again. Just everything's GonNa be taken into the right perspective and now I'm reading comments downloaded a month ago and could not get there even went up dude. How vapid and shallow Jaas? I'm sorry that it's like mean tweets. You know so toxic. Oh it's all it's all good. Everyone can have their opinions. Oh for sure are just is don't want people are actual fans listening to the US. If they are in that situation I didn't then to be felt like Isolated from from what saying I didn't want them to take it the incorrect way. Al Care the person who wrote the comment who gives it but yeah so people that care about the show and that we care about almost zanex Queen Mike's Agenda Thrives on chaos seriously can't even function on a daily basis unless she's medicated. What wars he freaks out whines cries and flat out has panic attacks. If she thinks the wind is blowing in the wrong direction she thrives on Zanex. I don't take xanax. So wow why ridiculous people are crazy. I know whatever it is what it is. I feel like the one people that do. Listen now are getting something out of it. T- there the train wreck you love to listen to or that's why you look at reviews almost for anything either five stars or wants to. There's very seldom are people because this is like anything right. Subjective people can have their opinion. It's I'm sure there's some episodes were people who are even shower wasn't my favorite one but hopefully the next week or the week before was great for them but most of the time. This is just like a movie. It's just like a you know music genres just like anything. You like what you like. And if it's in the middle they look people aren't GonNa or if you just listen to one episode like someone goes you know. Jan laughed at Mike for not hustling like. We're we crack on each other. You know but anyways I feel like at the end of the day. Hopefully we're helping people to with some of our situations. We we era dirty laundry to help. Other people You know although the other day though in therapy it's not great to have therapy sessions in quarantine. It's hard when you're on zooming. There's a way out. We're having therapy last week. And it was a great therapy session. Ten minutes last ten minutes and and you know it was like a therapist is like so what are ways the can connect together and how that got us into an argument shocking. But you know within those two minutes might get upset gets up and storms out and berm and therapist is like this is why I hate doing these. These kinds of sessions. Because now you're stuck in the house. And what is he coming back like? No yeah he's like. Is he going to come back now? He's done he's done and he goes. Well how is this? GonNa how is this going to resolve is like one or two things easy. They're gonNA be a whole the rest of the day and you know his chest out and whatever or apologized for being defensive in. We'll talk it out and it was the latter an house. Kinda cool super cool but yeah I was like but no peace and I'm GonNa go now and Greis came back from a walk and I even said to girlfriends up here to see they're going to be a good rest of the day today. Do they take your ass you better? Now you're like out with the kids and playing so caroline game. Yeah Ryan Scooter but Yeah all right well. Let's take a break and we'll come back in warm things up for.
"flannery" Discussed on Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin
"With Michael Costin Jana Kramer. I'm sorry, Jana, Kramer and Michael Qasim. We're never going to get a good entrance to the show. No probably not, but that's okay. How's quarantine lie free bed? Same Old Same Old. And that's our show, so we'll see next week. How No? We've been full of just this past week. We've been crazy productive. We really have painting rooms Doing staff. Staff we painted the The office painted the Barroom. We've painted the office. We have kate. Flannery on today. Who is married? and Dave the hit Sitcom. The office, which is probably my top two. Probably my number one actually of all time. What's your second one Seinfeld? That's up there here. What's number two? That's Sitcoms, but then you have shows like you know what's number two. Probably Seinfeld. I what what's on what's teetering on three them curb your enthusiasm, which is all? This is all like the same kind of stuff. Yeah, which then you have you know shows like the wire yet, Dexter, you got game around. You got all that kind of stuff but anyways. and. I'm I'm really excited. Talk to her because I know her from dancing with stars. Same Season No. She was just on his last season. Yeah. But you know I've never watched an episode of the office so I feel like this podcast should just be like. It's the Mike and kate show. Featuring. I I. Don't know I, just I I love. Steve Curl. I feel like I need to. See I think the problem was. I would you'd be watching it, and I would just come in and see a few seconds of it, and you'd be like laughing and looking go. I understand you gotTA unders. Yeah, you gotTA. Understand the characters stories. But I but I like love Seinfeld I feel like you can watch Seinfeld and laugh at anything well. The office is the same way if you have seen it before, so like comedy central always has the office in rotation constantly so I could turn on that. At any moment it can be any episode and know exactly what's going on, and I'll laugh like I. I got the first time. That's awesome. See maybe I 'cause I. I really Love Kate and I'm excited to talk to her. Especially because I heard that she wall, she was filming the office. She was a waitress still. Love that I. Just think that's so cool. I wonder if. Was it. Or was I wanting to do a waitress in job last year did I dream. That definitely didn't tell me that. Miss waitressing like I would still do it right now. I would for fun I mean if I have kids. I probably would. I enjoy it. I love witnessing until. Didn't then you quit? New I love it I would do it. I seriously I think if I could. I just I don't know I I love being able to help people. And making their experience great. For. Under that I, maybe so crazy, but I maybe I had a dream about that, but I had a dream that I was applying somewhere. For waitressing Shop I. Swear Kerr restaurant where your waitress at. A good question. I've done all of them. I've done Joe's crab shack. I've done Fridays I've done applebee's I've done. Greek island. I've done you know. I've literally done every. But the only ones I haven't done where the real high like the the upper like the one. We went to eleven park whatever? Support of the shark I don't think I would WANNA do that. Kind of restaurant I was just GonNa. Say you know. I couldn't. It's too stuffy. We'll end said. Would you like your caveat I couldn't even take your shoot from the hip too much. Where if you went to a restaurant like that next thing you know you don't get that because that's just disgusting That's how you'd be. Really honest when people came to the would ranch grill in in la when I used to waitress there. And by the way, Yes it's one by the Grove and Funny Story. I was dealing toilet paper before covert nineteen me. Indiana were so poor in my our electric city went off and. We're stealing paper toilet paper from wood ranch because we didn't have enough money into violate toilet paper but then I booked prom night in an I quit. But, yeah anyways, but no I I would have to be. It would have to be a chill place like that and I wouldn't want to go back to I. didn't like being a bar girl? I hated that because I'm not the the the bar check they're like. Here's a shot, and then the babe, and then I like. Throw it away. anyways. Well I. Do feel I have a lot of empathy for those people in that profession right now, because of everything going on in that must. That must really suck and I hope you know they're able to find some work somewhere in. And everything and hope people that have lost their jobs are able to do something to take care of themselves and. You know I've I've. Seldom do i. read comments or do we re comments about this podcast or anything? Really that we post, but I saw one recently when we're talking about the quarantine and someone was kind of going off on us about now. We're being insensitive or something about giving people crap..
"flannery" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Tim Flannery let's talk some music. Some baseball some boches some Sapien and his thoughts of the two thousand ten team on the ten year anniversary of San Francisco's first championship season. Tim You you have fourteen albums now. Which is a amazing. The latest I believe is the light I mean I saw a quote Referencing net and made everything. Come together all songs about light overcoming the darkness. In this crazy time we're living in and I quote might have been before mid-march It really is I own. But I've been singing some old old Jackson Browne Song. He also has a place up here at the ranch and he he went to New York and got he got it. He went back and had to play one more benefit and got the virus but luckily was mild on him but he has a song called after the day loser he wrote when he was like nineteen. And I've been playing. I've been playing it and it's like it's an exactly what's going on. You know well it. It obviously with everything you do. Musically benefits the love harder project which supports anti-violence anti bullying all the pro. We've also just wrote another check For an anti domestic violence refuge especially now everybody being locked in at home not that that sometimes can be good but it also can be the other way as well. We'll can people support the cause and buy the album and design the car.
Atlanta: This season's flu shot is 45 percent effective, CDC says
"It's a bad here for the flu but federal authorities say the vaccine for the flu is working the flu vaccine is offering protection against influenza according to Brendan Flannery with the CDC's of just how effective is the flu shot well the overall estimate is forty five percent so we're saying that that's equivalent to reducing the need to go to a doctor for influenza by about half we are now on our second wave the flu this season earlier it was mostly Taipei that was spreading now it's tight beat both especially bad in children ninety two children have already died from for this year and he says that number will go higher Sabrina Cupid for CBS news
Australia's apocalyptic wildfires continue to rage
"We turn to the crisis already shaping the twenty twenty s and that is the apocalyptic wildfires advised which are decimating Australian flora and fauna. One expert saying that hundreds of millions of animals probably being killed volunteers formed form the backbone of the desperate firefighting effort to control these fast moving flames. The smoke is filling the skies above Australia and even reaching New Zealand earlier. I spoke with Australia's chief climate scientist. Tim flannery professor flannery. Welcome to the program thank you. It is truly a tragedy to see what's happening to your amazing and beautiful country and this has been going on for days weeks and in fact it was no it all started months to go. Give us the state of play as we speak right now. We've had around seventeen million acres of Australia. Burned twenty five people have died in the flames. The impacts on biodiversity of being truly horrific just on kangaroo island off the coast surface area half of the population we think has been killed about a third of the Koala population for the northern half of New South Wales and the species species. That are easy to count. So I think unfortunately the impacts of these on our economy on our by diversity and on just human lives will will be with us for many decades and sadly it's not an end. These dry conditions look set to persist for several months. So why is it that it is so so bad this time around. We have had the driest year on record and it follows the previous year which was very dry as well this she. It has been the hottest year on record by quite a considerable amount about one degree. Fahrenheit and those conditions the part of the long term trajectory of of climate change and if conspired together with a with a windy season to produce these horrific fi conditions which have just gone on and on and I. Should I tell you that this was predicted by climate scientists. I nearly eighty s my own. Climate Council has produced twelve reports warning the government and and warning people of the escalating fire risk and danger in Australia and sadly until it heats very little is done. Are you absolutely sure that this is climate. Climate change caused. Yes absolutely certain the scientists telling us this. It's telling us that these extreme heat conditions we've seen this year might occur naturally once every three hundred and fifty years but once you add the influence of the human immune greenhouse gases. We're likely to see those conditions once every eight years and and of course that number will decline. It will become more frequent as the build up of guesses continues. You as you mentioned started the Climate Council for Australia and just put into perspective for us. How your experience demonstrates the lack of seriousness that certainly this government previous governments have have have taken climate change? Because you if I'm not mistaken have had to raise funds on your own for this very important. Important scientific monitoring system will that's correct. I was Australia's climate commissioner for three years. The first act of the new conservative government in two thousand and thirteen thirteen with me and my commissioners and to take down our website But we felt that the work we doing with so important that we really went to the Australian in public and crowd. Funded the entity Beck into existence today. Where larger and better than ever before but courtesy of the Australian public who understand that we we need to understand the science of climate change? We need to protect ourselves with good advance warning but the government so far hasn't been interested in this. It is truly tragic. I can't tell you how it feels to me to wake up every morning smelling the smoke of my country burning for month after month and and knowing that we could have done something about these head we started ten fifteen years ago. How is this affecting the current? Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Because he's never taken taken these science seriously and I don't even know whether he's agreeing right now. These fires are exacerbated because of climate crisis and climate change age. But how long can he persist in that policy and political stance when the people presumably people who also elected him a feeling. So Oh angry. Obviously we've seen these pictures of him trying to meet with people trying to go to the scenes and people heckling him. Many refused to shake his hand. Far How will you handle more funding to artists. So many people lost their heart becoming. Ah Sadly Cristiana. It's not just our prime minister. We have a significant minority of Australian parliamentarians who who are welded on climate skeptics and even if the seas were lapping day chain and their hair was on fire as a result of climate change. I don't think I changed my mind. And these are people who are deeply committed to a particular cause deeply committed to the burning of fossil fuels. We have this thing in a strategy called the revolving door. These people go. In as lobbyists for the fossil fuel industry they come out of the revolving doors administering conservative government and then they go back in again again and come out on the board of a fossil fuel company the links just so intense. They so interwoven. That I don't think there's a prospect it for change these people. If we want change we have to vote them out and vote in a government that will take action well. Let's just talk about the possibility of trying to get changed in a responsible responsible government but to augment to amplify what you've just said Scott Morrison your current Prime Minister back in two thousand seventeen when he was treasurer of the nation actually held up a lump of coal. And we know that cold Australia's is the biggest exporter but he held it up and we have a little clip of that. This is called Darby Fried. The Treasury is the rule of trump's. It's called by men and women who work and leaving the electorates of those officers from the hundred dollars. The mega behind it would not. It's called that has ensured for one hundred he is the deputy prime joy and energy competitive advantage delivered prosperity to a strident businesses Anderson. Shaw auto industry has remained competitive on a global market. What hope is there when you have this kind of of demonstration of gets Rebecca word one of the better word and addiction and National Addiction? A political addiction to this fossil fuel looks sadly it is a national addiction and the nexus between the fossil fuel industry and the lobbyists and the government is. This is almost complete. It's not exceptional in Australia. For a federal government minister in charge of natural resources and mining. Too when he leaves parliament going to the Board of a fossil fuel company. It's it's a tragic situation. Where self interest is seeing such great damage inflicted upon the people? Oh and the the nature of our country. What about the people who are trying to fight this now? I mean many people around the world won't fully appreciate that. So many of your emergency workers the five fighters of volunteer workers and they have had to put up with something that clearly is as we see now beyond their capacity. What kind of help
"flannery" Discussed on Pratt Cast
"Back to wells casts. Kate flannery from dancing with the stars. Is it weird that that's going to be such that fans now on your resume. It's I had a great experience. So it's it's not weird to me I mean I. It's the drunk from the office or dancing with the stars like it's all gravy baby. I'm happy at what point when you were on the office. Were you like holy crap. This is a big deal. I felt like we were filming season. Two I had just quit my restaurant job and and We all got invited to the premiere of forty year old virgin that night. I felt like I felt like a lightning bolt. Hit ME IN THE HEAD I. I'm not kidding I was like. Oh Oh this is a with the biggest with the funniest guy. He's the guy and we're with and this is happening like I literally had a profound acceptance of the possibility of all this actually coming true. I was like wow did you look at the office being an iteration of the UK version as a negative or a positive. I was worried because no no other. British show had really converted well to America America. I mean I it had happened at that point. I feel like we're we're the one example. Unlike shameless but even shameless is so different from the original too but yet very very very rare rare. 'cause I can think of the NBC failed with coupling which was the few British things that just did not work. Yeah so I knew it was going to be used to. You know I watched the British of course do you like looking back. I mean like okay so I'm just trying to get in your mindset. The moment you'd work with Steve Carell in the past. Well I knew a yet. We knew him yes. We weren't the same Caspian but I I assume you watched the UK version. Were you like. There's no way that this guy could ever be ricky surveys. I don't I didn't know what to expect. And but I'm I'm telling you the first day I got there they were. We literally were asked to bring paperwork and act like we were working. They wanted US busy and like they one of the cameras to catch us if they caught us. We weren't like suddenly working. We were still working. Yeah which I thought was so brilliance. Yeah so I I don't know I I mean I knew Steve was a Rockstar but you never know you just don't know but but I felt the process was so well conducted and well respected that. I felt like we really had a chance. Like every everyone from that show is iconic and have gone on and do amazing things like in the moment who were you like. They're going to be a huge star. Aside from Steve Carell 'cause UC about four. Your vote version. That's fair well. I think John Krasinski. He has he even as a a young guy. I mean he has that thing. He's got that he's got the thing and you know I mean but everybody's Rainn Wilson's amazing. I feel rain has done so many interesting movies to. And I I'm still SORTA scratching my head. Why he's not a big movie star at it and I feel like with the world of TV? It's like if you're doing an interesting. TV projects actually probably has a bigger impact. These days than than movies are percents So I don't know but I I'm trying to think But Yeah I mean John specifically it was like there was a profound like Oh this this guy's got yeah it. Yeah as just a fan of the show that you are working on. Who did you you find to be the funniest Steve by far because you never knew what he was going to do he would do? Five takes of something like an each take would be completely different. It was it was like we'd get it and then he just like start and and maybe say the same exact words but he do it differently or I just like he is genius like He. He needs to have an academy where like he's aged like. He's really an amazing actor. I always talk about The office Olympic episode. Where where he he's selling he buys a condo and he comes back and we've been playing games in the office all day so we do closing ceremonies and we invite him and and they start playing the theme of the Olympics? He just starts crying. That was twice is that was just as choice. Someone taking I thought that is so funny because you know how certain commercials make you cry. And I don't know about you but the Olympics that that music used to make me cry sure and I love it like he went there. It's like so there's he has a mind like any other human being I've ever met like he is amazing raising and he's all about the work he was never holding court like it was really about the show. Show is the most important like the script. Whatever we're doing like no one can be out how you know acting out if Steve Zahn acting because he's doing all the heavy lifting particularly the first few years like he did? Everything was everyone given like that type of freedom and carte blanche to you like play with things and it depended and if you I feel like you could not just start talking if you I mean I actually Have Talk to students about like Improv. On a Sitcom like the way to do it really well on a on a single camera comedy. He don't really speak unless you're speak like you can improvise within when you're when you're speaking when you're supposed to speak but you can't just jump you know you can't stop it and has to be within the the rhythm of what you're doing. I mean if you go off it's okay but you have to earn the right. You know you can't just like suddenly get an idea and take everybody on a weird weird ass ride. It just doesn't work. was that something that was hard to get accustomed to after doing Improv for Salon. Yes no I feel like I learned so much As as an on camera actor working in the office. Because I'm I did so much stage before so I was like I can't tell you how many like the first couple years I'd say okay. That was great but can you just bring it down just Brian. uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh so I got I was like you know which is which is great. Because sometimes I'll just fire your ass. They won't teach you. You're just like okay. She can't do it by so it. It was a tremendous gift to me. Yeah so yeah. It's not. I mean the thing that I remember. I think most vividly about your character on that show is that you are always having you. They made you flash the camera laws. Thanks for mentioning that thing my assets my parents are so I think it's NBC though and wasn't Hbo and actually it's much funnier when you don't really see it for sure was that. was that like when you when you read that in the script. The first time were you like I was like you gotta be really and a little bit like really see. You're not gonNA give me more like can I lose weight like maybe like the van like what what am I. What's the thinking process here anyway? But yeah I just trusted them at that point it was like like they totally know what they're doing and whatever this is going to be it's going to be as it the right way you know You mentioned the the The Olympics Episode Office Olympics is. Do you have another favorite episode. I didn't say that was my favorite of okay. That's the most I mean. I did it finally but but for me. I felt like Moroccan. Christmas was like one of my favorites because Stephen I little few times that we literally improvise entire scene in that parking lot. I think that was the only time they were just like there's really puffy directing from bridesmaids and ghostbusters. Yeah and he was just like okay so you just have to get from point. A. To Point B.. Like you're just you know he's he's is trying to drag rehabbing. You obviously don't want so. That was really fun and they there were two people that were dressed like us out of the corner. They had stunt people in case one of US got hurt. Yeah I was like I don't I don't care if break my arm. I'm finishing this weight. Is Up the episode where you get hit no. This is Moroccan Christmas. which gets her catches your hair on fire? Yes the joint fire extinguisher on her. Not once but twice because there's a plinking episode where she's like clanking on top of the men's room stall and he just nicer off of the so crazy. That where you get hit. I read some story that you are worried that Like that was going to be the end of year. Run there because they they might kill you off or I at first I do I live I literally like I when I heard I got hit. I was like wait a minute do I do I do. I live because I hadn't talked much at the end of season three. I was like maybe I'm just like done. I don't know yeah I am. Yeah but it it worked out. It worked out. I got it worked out. I got to ask the question. 'cause I mean it'd be better myself. I didn't. There's a lot of rumors about a review is have you. You heard anything. Is it a possibility when you think you know I. I hope so because I feel like the fans are breathing this show. They are not living at there. It is it's huge like it's insane it's a culture it's a religion it's white noise. It's I fall asleep to every night. That's that's the weird thing crazy. I feel it's it's I mean it was such a I chronic thing when it was happening during the run yeah but with the advent of streaming services. It's either friends or the office that people watch before bed every single night. It's and to be clear. The office is actually number one. Really Yeah all right. Sorry to toot my own. Yeah sure if that flicked sorry guys. It's true true though. No Yeah I believe actually. Yeah Yeah and I I you know I mean I'm I'm of course worried that the platform changes like you know people like so worried about you. Don't having to pay money. I get it. I mean it's gotta be weird. You're used to this thing that's just like you've already paid for that. Exists put a hopefully. They'll stick with US and well. I mean I would love to see it. Come back in some iteration. I don't know how but I don't know how either but I'm I feel like if anybody can do it. Our showrunner Greg Daniels can figure it out. I feel like if anybody could. Yeah 'cause they. I love seafood too. I mean Michael Scott is like so beloved like I know God. It's not yeah I now see okay. So I don't want I could talk about waitressing for a seventy five minutes. I can talk about the officers but we gotta talk about dancing with the stars. You have your your professional dance. What what what do you? What does the term the pro pro? Yes Pasha Pashkov. He's the Nacho he and his wife Daniella or the new pros on the on a dance is what starts said the office the office now. Congratulations you're in the reboot. Thank you so much for being here. I heard actually from from her. That you're you're a huge fan of the office. I'm a huge fan of you have Do you have any questions for her about the office as them. Already me all the little secrets so I didn't have the dance as much when I was like whatever you want to know. I'm sore wait. So how does it work. Because if you're a huge fan of the office I would assume that getting leading kate to be your partner.
"flannery" Discussed on Pratt Cast
"Know what I want my God. This makes me feel so many different things it makes me think of being stoned college. It makes me think crying lot. Would Tim finally did it in front of that. Seven eleven. Got Down on one knee halfway between Where he pamela big it was just so beautiful will enter into the wells? Cast Kate flannery known as Meredith on the office. How are you what's up? I'm just a little hung over. How are you kidding off? Air Came in. We have like a picture of her in my notes. And what did you say. Thanks for the current shot. It's like from two thousand seven. Looks looks like my daughter. I'm just kidding now does look like me. I still kind of like the same. Yeah you look I mean. It looks like you just went to the Kate flannery on instagram. Okay and it was at the real the real because I think there's a fee I love them. They're faking gasquet. I'm sorry but that means that. Like yes no. You're deserving right now as you're doing something right yes. This is true I saw your most recent post was like the thing that everyone's doing which is like the glow post which is like You Oh you on dancing with the stars yeah and then like you from the office and like the quote is something like this. Is me working at Walmart or something like that. I just hanging out at Walmart. I'd like this. Yeah this this is an instagram. The beautiful one in any given day at how are you. I'm great how about you. I'm a little upset. I gotta be honest with you. I mean I'm just upset with dancing with the stars now. I know I know everyone was very upset that I got kicked off. There's just a lot of make it about myself. I actually people are. I know there was some mild outrage and some real outrage yet I was very complemented by that was fantastic as there should be. Yeah later on the shy. Do you WanNa talk about about dancing with the stars. We've got your Your your dancing partner. Pasha here has pro greatest special Pashkov and and and and just need to get some things off my chest because ice. I ain't watching watching that show. I've been to a taping of it. I was went to the first one. Yes I snubbed on so sorry and actually I was on A. That's a dump the tires up or anything. But I was on the season last year one of my buddies was dancing and they asked me to come down. Yeah how did I not. Oh my God it was. It was for the end of the show like the there his famous dancer. Whatever and our part of it and I just have to like just a quick because I only had to learn one dance and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do? It's nuts right right and I looked and I wasn't the main thank God. I wasn't like the main focal point. But you if you watch off the entire time it's so embarrassing terracing and then my fiance's there and she was like did great sweetie and I was like because in the moment I was like I should be on dancing with the stars and then I watched it back and it was like. Oh my that's taught you something different yourself. What we know and I was like an athlete growing up? I think of myself as someone who has good footwork. Yes but here's the thing don't have any rhythm that's what I learned. No I learned that the hard hard way when because I can play the guitar which is fine but when I tried to learn to play drums I realize yeah. That's yeah that's the Mecca I mean that's that's that's like I feel like that is the hardest instrument that is like the I mean. No rock band is anything without the drummer. The heart and soul. I'm sorry sorry guitar players. That's true very true. Sorry lead singers. So the wells cast primarily is an origin story podcast and because I'm just Obsessed obsessed with how people got to become the thing that they are. Everyone knows the story of you know I guess episode one of the office US right but how the hell did you get to that point. Actually I was not in the first episode. That's the only episode of million. Yes because I had auditioned for the pilot and I actually actually auditioned for the part of Jan.. I know I heard they went a different way and then I ended up replacing somebody for the rest of the series which is kind of crazy. Oh God where are they now. And I'm sure in bar busy Y- Yes i. Yeah yeah all all good things. So it's it's you know I mean mean. Everybody takes difficult but I was still waiting tables. When I got the office I had I had? I had some success Because I I was part of second city and then I'd done a ton of off-broadway not a ton. I did like a couple of things but that had a bit of a splash But yeah and I you know and then I did start. Doing some guests are stuff. But Yeah I was still like hustling at at forty like doing comedy act waiting on a lot of stars and having like my the flyer from my show in my apron pocket you know damned if you give it to them damned if you don't yeah you know you beat yourself up either way. Yeah I I that was kind of one of my favorite things about seeing you on dancing with the stars. They kind of focused on this whole waitress past of of yours. Your same like I waited tables and bartended while I was moonlighting at radio. Stations like hustling my ass off and I look back at that time as the most. I've interviewed Uber famous people. Nothing is more stressful than if you are in the weeds at rush hour literally absolutely. It's the most intense yet you have no idea what was your least favorite thing about working at a restaurant. Well you know I. I waited on a a lot of famous people that were worked in Beverly Hills and actually even in New York. I went on a lot of people in Chicago. For God's sake it just kind of kept happening I hated when someone kind of gave me the pity. Look doc yeah because I was like dude. I'm doing you know and I understood that there was. They were like there was empathy there but it was. I didn't want sympathy. Yeah Yeah you can you know and as you you know as you move up the right like as your friends kind of up the ranks to become more famous you know they become famous before you do. There's a little bit of like. Oh Hi oh no. This is And they're like introducing you and everyone at the table and you're like I don't need it's okay I don't need You know a booster and it's fine. It's fine you can just have your lunch with her stern. Its hair or whatever whatever repeater fund or whatever the Hell Creek crazy crazy. Yeah Yeah it's not but but it. So that was kind of bummed and then every once in a while I test for something and then I'd I'd literally be waiting on the people that I just just had an an audition for and that was in some ways I felt like they were more understanding than my actor friends which is kind of funny like I remember that time. It's so funny. You say that because my answer is like when someone asked for a Cappuccino at the night and like really asshole like you. How much that's going to take for me? No I didn't set anything up to heat up the milk I get it. I got a steam that milk for you. It's got to be perfect. You know and also images clean the machine. For God's sake I thought it was going home. I totally know this. I know this limits. What's happening? My Dad works complete. Is this a France while we drink and Gabba Chino drinking coffee like a normal red blooded Americans so true. It's so funny that you say that because I remember that feeling so vividly because All my friends were in the entertainment industry but we had all graduated from college at the same time and they were all working in like real job making some money. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah and didn't have to do two jobs. That's the thing I would say like an and I said this on our sue like having to work two jobs when you're when you're following your dream is not a punishment it just feels like the kid but it's not it's like it's really that's how you get your Mojo for when you are successful you can do fifteen things at once because it doesn't slow down it's actually supposed to pick up and the people that work with you in for you. They don't you still have to do all the work. Yeah you know you have to manage all that I I don't know I mean so it was so yeah I i. I'm I think it's a great training ground and just and also just like keeping positive like pleasantly persistent in your life and in your career because if you're winey miserable waiter who's also an actor or you know or musician or whatever like yeah give it up. It's going to happen. You Gotta fix your head. I Yeah I had to do. I was doing a talk at my Alma Mater. And and it's really funny. 'CAUSE 'cause my success isn't like a normal one you know and so what when I was trying to explain to all these like you know. UNDERGRADS was a different story But afterwards I said something and afterwards fresh thank thank you so much for saying that and it was like a lot of my friends out of college. Had this air of Like they deserved something right. Now right And I was like I'd never felt that I had to pay rent like I like I had had to hustle. Yeah no I mean I. Did you work in college. Did you work draws me too me too and I and I feel like that to me was another training right was like you. Don't bitch about it you just do it. You just have to do it so you do it. Yeah I feel I feel like people that are uber successful. Don't have this air of entitlement. Yeah because they they had to like really like get down there and work really hard right at the. It's it's those crazy kind of flash in the Pan Cinderella things where people the people that treat everybody like a can I curse. Yes okay. You know what I'm saying. J. J. and that's the thing that was the other thing is that after. I got the office there little be I'd be running into. I still still happens. I've run into people that I used to wait on who were really shady to me and didn't know that I was there waitress and now they're like being really nice to me and I'm thinking you know I'm not going to be lousy to you but I don't WanNa talk. I don't WanNa the hang out with you. I wait on you for years and treated me like go on your shoe. I never spit in your food or index. I think that's bad Karma. Let go and let God get them like. I'm not the one that's going to go after for them. You know like they. They have their own. But it's weird happens to me. I mean like it's crazy it's crazy and then you come across people that you go to like restaurants with and they're rude into staff. Oh my God yeah. I don't like you any my father's like that. I mean I love my father but like you don't like him. I don't like him especially he busy. especially in like in restaurants settings 'cause I'm guilty by proxy like I'm going to get spit in my food. 'cause you're being an and that's not really. It's mainly. Don't don't treat the person that handles your seizure food before you do. It's that's a rule of thumb. Yeah there's there's a great movie called waiting with Ryan Reynolds is it was like our McCain at the time we were like I was so much so true and he has this line of like. Don't F with people who mess with your. It's really true you don't even know you don't even know what amassing because I've seen some really bad behavior John. Do you have a like. was there a shift shift. That you just loathed back. In the day we had a a sort of this restaurant called Caveman Alenia..
"flannery" Discussed on Pratt Cast
"In partly on the staff here at Iheart so not taking full credit for it. But I've been traveling around around. I've been doing some things and working on some projects so sorry for I don't know the tardiness of the Most recent episode the wells cast but anyways we we are back today and I'm very excited about today's episode ethic every wells cast. We do Like it it's like the next one. I'm like this is the biggest and coolest star that I've ever gotten to interview which is crazy so I can. I do a couple like like hints on this and I guess actually if you've dis- read the title of the episode you know but maybe not I don't really know I mean 'cause you know her as something else so that's fair first clue sin deformed baby meaner so if you don't know what that theme song is then you have been living under a rock for the past twenty years and I feel bad for you because you have missed how on I dunno arguably one of the best TV sitcoms of ours or any other generation and sad actually that Derek my friend Derek. Faith eighth isn't on the show because Derek actually gets confused for a guy that's on that show all the time and it would be funny if he was in studio. Because I think our guests would would freak out a little bit thinking that Jim was actually interviewing interviewing her but not the case we are going to have on the wells cast. Has Today Kate flannery. And if you don't know who that is that's okay but I bet you do know her as mayor with Palmer from the show. The office she was just on a little show called dancing with the stars and I don't know I'm a little upset about it because she got she got eliminated recently. And if you've been keeping up dancing the stars you know that it's no longer about how good of a dancer you are. It's a popularity contest contest. And if you ask me kind of the big problems that we have in this country right now and if you think that I'm not going to ask you about Sean Spicer you got another thing coming because that guy it is hot garbage on the dance floor two left feet and he continues to get saved by the audience and I don't know how how feel about that. Also if you think that I'm not GonNa talk about James Vanderbeek recently getting kicked off the show. You also got their thing common because my boy Dawson was far away the best answer on that stage every time they went live and they just kicked him off the show. I just don't understand why I mean I think I have an idea why but just messed up so anyways this week on the wells cast. We're talking Kate flannery. I WanNa find out everything that she's been up to since getting kicked off the show. Of course I wanNA talk to her about this little side project. She's got with. I'm Jane Lynch which is just cool in theory. She's been doing Jane Lynch's Christmas tour. It's a Christmas album a swing and little Christmas. Missile reached number eight on the billboard. Hot One hundred and you can get tickets for the tour which Jane Lynch at Ticketmaster Dot Com seriously. Go see that show. And of course. We're GONNA talk about the office because that show just changed. My Life Got Askar about. Whether there's going to be a reboot as well because that's what everyone's been talking about. But if you in following the show you know the show is. It's an origin story. How the hell did Kate flannery? Get to become commerative Palmer on the NBC series the office. That's coming up right now on the West Coast and holidays. Wh what happened this year. anyways holidays mean celebrations with friends the company parties which are terrible And family gatherings which are equally as terrible so why not look stylish. Feel comfortable all season. Long Rossi's is the company making beautiful issues for women and kids at a plastic water bottles and they're crazy comfortable and fully machine washable. We've all seen those those pictures and videos house of like all the plastic bottles in the sea and like rivers full of plastic and tortoises with like straws in their noses and and this company is taking all that crap and they're making awesome shoes. They're stylish. They're comfortable and they go with everything..
Full Trump Impeachment Transcripts Released For First Time
"And we begin with breaking news today the congressional impeachment probe is going public for the first time here is the scene in Washington is house. Investigators are releasing the first transcripts from their high stakes impeachment interviews showing the world what some witnesses witnesses testified about president trump's Ukraine cream clot you're looking at of course that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff he was stepping out to the cameras here to recount damning testimony from the former ambassador to Ukraine and banned from Mike Pompeo's deputy at the State Department as one of the first witnesses to this irregular backchannel that the president establish with Rudy Giuliani the degree to which the apparatus of the State Department itself was being used to seek political information for a political local purpose by the President United States tomorrow we are scheduled to release the transcripts of Ambassador Volker earn a Bachelor Sunland and we will continue to release the transcripts in an orderly way Democrats say this orderly release ace of calls and transcripts and everything they have that is supporting the evidence will ultimately deal with the Republicans bluff and what they say are basically bad faith complaints about this probe and processed thus far democrats say that everyone will then see the same interviews the same allegations the same corroboration of trump Giuliani plot it's so concerned career diplomats army officers and other nonpartisan veterans now I'm going to go through right now just a few of the high points. Today's release provides four hundred seventy three pages of of new testimony and it paints a rebuttal to the emerging argument at trump's Ukraine mistake or plot with some sort of simple phone call or just an uncompleted request that's part of the defense that trump allies have lined up but here you have impeachment witnesses like a former ambassador saying Donald trump threatened her for her objections to that infamous July phone call recounting she was shocked and surprise trump would speak about me or any ambassador in that way to a foreign counterpart the point there is that this diplomat was concerned trump was acting more in concert with foreign interests in this shadow agenda then the State Department she details this by going on and showing how a now famous trump loyalist Mr Gordon Sunlen advisor to address these internal attacks on her by going political saying quote you need to go big or go home tweet out there that you support the president and then all these are lives and everything else well that is improper advice career diplomats do not go oh big on public political endorsements anymore than military leaders do both categories of service members steer clear of for example both parties political conventions engines that's just to avoid any perception that currently serving officials at the Pentagon or state are just political partisans then tonight we can also report report on new testimony about the intersection of this shadow foreign policy plot and the president's shadow communications arm because a Fox News anchor who shared a lawyer with the president whose name arose in the Mueller probe is back in the new transcript out tonight this ambassador details how Sean Hannity's attacks on her and his alleged support of aspects of Ukraine plot made it at the highest levels of the State Department where some officials called Hannity seeking any evidence to support basically these red hot allegations against her the testimony stating that these officials asked basically Fox News. Hey what's going on do you have any proof of these kinds of allegations or not and if you have proof tell me and if not stop press reporting can of course draw any kind of pushback or dialogue from the government that itself isn't automatically suspicious but impeachment investigators are probing the theory that this was part of the shadow foreign policy to hijack diplomacy for trump's reelection fox news itself as rebuked handy for for what you see on your screen his appearance at a trump rally which of course makes them look less like an independent reporter and more like trump surrogate so keep all that in mind when you go all the way back to march on Hannity's show which by the way doesn't usually delve into the names of individual ambassadors to all the different countries around the world but on that show they went in named named check this one you have a Novic and that looks especially interesting given what is coming out today that Giuliani and others were trying to oust her letter surfaced I from a senior member of Congress to Secretary Pompeo accusing the current US ambassador in Kiev a bad mouthing the trump administration we also now know that the current United States Ambassador Marie Ivanovich has bad mouth the president of the United States this woman needs to be called home to the idiots that's unhappy show that's trump's big booster lawyer Joe Digenova and that's what they were saying about the ambassador back in the spring we now know here's why I'm showing that tonight and why it came up in today's release testimony we know that wall does public attacks were occurring Fox News taking a sudden interest in a random ambassador Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukraine plot and that's not all that Fox News Larry just saw there to Geneva who's making that case with Hannity he legally Wrigley represents the conservative writer who was pushing the same Ukraine plot so that's the context for this ambassadors testimony about what looks like a coordinated smear campaign not not only the ouster but to get a bribe out of Ukraine to help trump win reelection now the other new transcript today comes from an aide to Secretary of State Pompeo who criticized the administration for using the State Department for this quote to procure negative political information for domestic purposes and when asked about efforts to quote us the State Department apartment to dig up dirt on political opponent Kinley responds in thirty seven years in the foreign service in different parts of the globe and working on controversial issues ten years back in Washington I had never a scene that I'm joined now by former Federal Prosecutor John Flannery Hawke a former White House and State Department official administration Good evening to both of you know what is the level of significance of these of these disclosures in your view and how unusual are they given your experience to have any of this going on inside the State Department and it's fascinating in a very period reading a political thriller Type Way and it's completely out of line line with how we usually run national security and diplomacy efforts what we're really seeing is how the president and a day by day basis was effectively extorting a foreign in government to be able to advance his own political interests renal damage was a was a career official who's doing her job as best as she knows how she's been trained to do and and Giuliani and his goons that are sick on her to try to make her bend to do the president's specific political bidding that's what we're seeing in the transcript I also find find very fascinating how trump's twitter account has really filtered down to the lowest and highest levels of diplomacy on the same day in which president trump trump there's accounts of how his staff was trying to do a fifteen minute delay and his twitter account suddenly the same day we see a transcript that says an ambassador has to tweet her loyalty and praise of the president is all about his own personal ego and not about the security walk us through what you're getting at there because obviously there are people people are welcome to go out and say whatever they want about great any politicians right people in public life in America the political arm the campaign arm you're saying ah we mentioned earlier in our reporting that the State Department like the Pentagon is supposed to be totally walled off from that and this is the part where we talk about country over party it's actually actually part of the service agreement that Foreign Service officers at the State Department who are the career diplomats military officers over at the Pentagon and the armed force who says they are supposed to be advancing the interests of the country and the policy there is a layer political appointees who tried to steer the ship and the direction that the president may want they're usually work together in concert and not against each other but at no point is it supposed to be praised the dear leader this is what we think it is about praising America America independent whoever holds the White House John Let's stipulate that these officials who many of them we've noted are are bipartisan experience. Say this is terrible terrible bad reform policy people might get fired over it that's all of the policy personnel side but this isn't just that level this is a higher level today these I transcript we've seen tonight ever in the impeachment probe do you see anything in here that hits the higher level of evidence of a high crime yes the thing thing that I was interested in that I didn't realize because I didn't focus at the time when Hannity referenced the Congressman He referenced Congressman Sessions from Texas You may remember that he was the target of the two associates of Rudy Giuliani to receive funds to write the letter attacking advantage so in a moment ago you were talking about kind of the the the rat's nest of how these people are all intertwined gentleman I don't think he said S. maybe I mean I was thinking when you were saying it but so what I see is a connection here and it goes back I like all compulsive lawyers here's I read at least the beginning of Ivanovich testimony and at the beginning of the Republicans who wanted to be in the room we're in the room and they did everything they could to be dilatory into the delay what was going on unsuccessfully but on top of that gave us a sense of what she was going through over there and how they were spreading word that she I was saying some people shouldn't be prosecuted which was ally and this goes back to November of eighteen and coming forward so this is a long campaign and Rudy Giuliani was in there from the beginning as we've learned from other witnesses so I think that th the pieces are here and people fairly read the transcripts all this they saying about could pro quo goes away and all we're faced with bribery and extortion and misconduct but by many more people just talk to John you're saying these transcripts alone we're not up to everyone who was on the call this isn't that part that's not the first hand account of the call the investigators investigators are saying they're releasing as they go but this part you're saying provides what part of the bribery plot well what it provides is we have to get out of the way somebody who would prevent ah rural rudy from doing when he wants to do which is to create the situation for the president to have an easy pass and the twenty twenty election having having them announcing bogus investigate only I'm only slowing you down because there's so much happening here Before I got another lawyer I'm going to bring in with you as if my first lawyer you're saying basically if the briefcase briefcase bribe is getting the Biden investigation some of these diplomats were hearing from now where people in the room who would say don't do that we don't do that and so we're seeing the part of the conspiracy tonight according to these transcripts were first those people had to be cleared out of the room then you bring in abroad yes that's and it looks like they were they were working on parallel tracks but she was always a danger because she was a straight shooter and they he didn't want a straight shooter and they wanted to be rumbling around behind the Green Curtain doing what they were doing both for apparently Rudy's own personal bank account but also oh to help the president get this dirt on Biden and that became especially true in July when he was polling better Biden with polling better in the Democratic Democratic primary opponent both these stay with me as promise I wanNA bring in another lawyer in one with tremendous experience Roberts General Counsel at the NSA senior roles at CIA and Defense Department good evening to you sir a good evening Sir I put the same question to you and without profiling you too much a part of your job is to look at this from the perspective of the Intelligence and security agencies to give you know the tie would go to them typically on your day job right give them a benign nine view of or at least a defense of what happened given your experience in that and you look at what we're seeing in these new transcripts do you see a way that this breaks towards the trump administration or does this look well over the line to me this looks well over the line as a lawyer whenever I hear about a complicated case I always try to put myself in the position of defense counsel what is it that I would argue and I don't see it here and you know the people have objected to to the quid pro quo perhaps because it's Latin a much easier good old Anglo Saxon word is bribery and it's actually mentioned in article two section the three as one of the high crimes and misdemeanors this was an attempt at bribery. Do me a favor and I'll give you four hundred million dollars in military sorry aid yeah you laid out congresswoman Speier who's on the Intelligence Committee making a similar point that you raise their the idea that we are we are looking working potentially here at the allegations of a bribe here's what she said I think that you could make a case for bribery now and I think that discussion needs to be seriously developed and considered because there was an effort to to try to get something of value from misters Alinsky the president of Ukraine Robert how important is it if the Democrats are moving towards making that case and she is on the key committee here that's releasing these transcripts to show that this was a larger plot that there was a premeditated strategy as John and I were just discussing to get anyone who might object out of the room and then
Can Red Flag Laws Help Prevent Mass Shootings?
"Today's episode is brought to you by Lexus. You at Lexus. Their greatest curiosity is you because the most amazing machines aren't inspired by machines they're inspired by Dole that's why Lexus asks different questions better questions more human questions like can you see with your ears and the answers are as inspiring as you are which allowing the police to take guns away from people who judge finds dangerous that included ninety four percent of Democrats eighty five percents Republicans and eighty two percent of independent unspoiled this August even President Donald Trump who otherwise mostly has been an opponent of gun control indicated his support for Red Flag laws traumatic end not permanent so far red flag laws have been enacted by seventeen states plus the district Columbia in Florida where a red flag laws medicine is an example of what many advocate as a way to prevent the mass shootings that have increasingly plagued the United States red flag laws are designed to get mental illness or other factors that might show up in the federal instant background check system and prevent the person from buying a gun from a dealer in the first place the problem is that loopholes it as potentially being a threat to themselves or other people police and courts would have the authority to remove firearms according to Flannery Red Flag Laws on people who have felony criminal record or mental health record those rules are too narrow and too broad they identify lots of people because they had an involuntary commitment. We spoke with Jeffrey Swanson a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine he said we focused all his attention on the point of sale on the other side the National Rifle Association's website criticizes existing Red Flag Laws as violating gun owners Second Amendment Rights Civil Rights and second described scary situation an employee allegedly had confided to a CO worker that if he was fired from his job he would shoot supervisor and other employees though he would warn the eighty five years ago and wouldn't hurt anybody in the also failed to identify people who do pose a risk we also spoke with Daniel J flannery director of the having to charge the employees with the crime the cops obtained a court order and the next day seized five firearms the Court subsequently issued another order allowing authorities introduction of iheartradio hey brain stuff lauren bogle bomb here in California the manager of a car dealership contacted police and worker in advance so the CO worker could escape thanks to the red flag law the California enacted in two thousand fourteen the police could take action in this case right away without on emissions in state records submitted to the background check system have often enabled people who went onto become mass shooters to obtain guns even when they should have been disqualified begun center for Violence Prevention Research and education at Case Western Reserve University he said this is about putting protocols in place so that when an individual is identify them having guns poses a risk and the person has an opportunity to get the weapons back at some point a flannery said there's due process to that so that it's not authorities away to intervene and take guns away from a person who's perceived as a possible threat they can do that even if the person doesn't have a criminal record or a history of being institutionalized destroy a middle ground between protecting public safety and individual rights a person who's flagged isn't arrested or charged with a crime and authorities have to be able to convince a judge that did some strong public support a Washington Post and ABC News poll conducted in early of September two thousand nineteen for example found that eighty six percent of Americans supported enacted in two thousand eighteen in the weight of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting authorities have utilized it to take guns away for more than two thousand people red flag laws have attract to hold onto the weapons for a year that case described an article by University of California Davis researchers that was published in August of two thousand nineteen in the journal Ause of internal Edmund advocates that are against red flag laws say the seizures of these individuals weapons is a violation of the constitutions guaranteed due process which means the people should have the right to argue their case in court before their guns are taken not after and whether or not red flag laws do much to prevent mass shootings is difficult question to answer the study we mentioned that the of this episode conducted by the UC Davis researchers cited twenty-one cases in California in which a court issued an order to seize guns quote after the subject of the order had made a clear declaration of intent to commit a bash shooting or had exhibited behavior suggesting such an intent but it's not really possible all to prove conclusively that any of the individuals actually would have committed such an act Swanson wrote in Washington Post opinion piece that red flag laws aren't necessary early going to prevent killings by mass shooters except in instances in which alerts citizen notices that an angry young man is amassing an arsenal nevertheless Swanson's imports such laws because he and other researchers have found strong evidence that they reduce another sort of gun violence the cumulatively Inflicts Much Higher Death Poll Suicide by firearm in two thousand seventeen he colleagues calculated that for every twenty guns seized through Red Flag Law one suicide is prevented preventing people with the missile to develop suicidal idealization from getting guns does save lives because research shows that people who attempt suicide by other methods and up surviving eighty to ninety percent of the time but with a gun they're effective at killing themselves almost all of the time Swanson said from the picture of public health that's good enough reason for red flag laws today's episode was written by Patrick Jake Hager and produced by Tyler Clang brain stuff is a production of iheartradio's has it shows works for more on this and lots of other topics visit our home planet how stuff works dot Com and for more podcast my heart radio visit radio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your hello this is Julie Rieger author of the goes talker and Co host of insider's guide to the other side and I'm Brenda I may not have written a book but I mean Julie's book and you are the most gifted on the planet on insiders they leave you with one question. What amazing ideas will you inspire next discover the answers Lexus dot com slash curiosity? We'll come to brainstorm due to the other side launches on October sixteen in every Wednesday after that listen to insiders guide to the other side on the iheartradio
Magic Mushrooms: Can Their Mycelia Give Us Safer Plastic Replacements?
"This film called the Kingdom you really must see it won so many international prizes and was made in Australia about fungi the half a kingdom of their own fungi just like the Animal Kingdom and the plant kingdom kingdom and it says in the film in the beginning we mammals had to be warm blooded otherwise fungi would have invaded us. Yes this is the side show. Today we come from Roy Mandalay an expert panel on the magic of mushrooms the I was talking to Brian about an extract from the film which you said amongst other things that none of you would be here if it weren't founder 'cause they were here first and they're so ubiquitous extraordinary that they would have been taking over your primitive body if it weren't for one important thing according to this superb film you have raised raised temperature and because you're warm-blooded these creatures do not infest you but this is highly significant and I find it really extraordinary that so little is known about my Celia other foundry living underground the gigantic now Brian. This is a leading question which the answer's. Yes do you think we've underestimated the importance of this kingdom yes go on very much so so my name's. Brian Pickles and I'm a lecturer in ecology at the University of Reading in the UK as the first guest to talk. I'm going to use the privilege witch of saying that. I'm a fun guy. Yeah that's right. Pun In there I mostly work call nut trees and their special relationship with fungi that link them all up ground incredible. They do all sorts of things. Introduce yourself similarly me and tell me how many my colleges there might be in the country. Does anybody know that's way too many. There's actually one fulltime microbiologist living at the ecology policy of fungi so I've got some medical ecologists agriculture microbiologists as compared to all other zoologists and botanists. We need a few more my collegues south the Ellison Awesome Pool Leo. I'm on a mission to fund infect you all by the end of today or perhaps finally infect your consciousness to try and get funding into our concepts tips of what biodiversity is of what nature is and how fungi actually underpinned the architecture of our soil's and draw the trees and funding other plants and indeed asked together and Gavin. I heard you on the radio with Brian. Yes today. I think it was Jonathon Greene was talking about all sorts of amazing things how you can use them. Where do you come. I'm from my organization. Economic Design is based in upstate New York and a little over a decade ago. We began growing alternatives for the conventional plastics mystics that are used in protective packaging and building construction using my Cillian the vegetative or root like structure of mushrooms so that these materials are compatible with our planet it at the end of their useful life fantastic on the scale you you just won't believe now. Mike now you connected to given his work on my Kornblau interdisciplinary artist and lecturer at the University of Tasmania and school of architecture and design and we're very lucky to have given cam over last week we did a talk as part of our design forum series and Moan System. We've been working on AH fabrication theme for the last year and a half where we're working with various biomaterials Kelp Scooby and now my Caelian to see how it can be scaled up to an architectural application by the way Mike. Have you seen Tim Flannery book about Kelp. No I haven't well obviously they grow on on a gigantic scale in the C- The oceans especially if it's not too hot but vast supply if you look after them especially around Tasmania okay now now bronze something. You hinted that would wide web. What is it so who in the audience has been thinking about fungi today understands what my see Liam Yeah Okay so did you all that you are currently on top of a whole. Shwak of my Celia attached to the roots of those grasses the roots of the trees that are extending out underneath his old and those roots are all connected up to fungi and fungi or interacting with the planets they're interacting with the soil and they form the foundation of
DWTS Season 28: James Van Der Beek, Sean Spicer, Lamar Odom, Kel Mitchell and Christie Brinkley Among Cast
"And dancing with the stars revealed its newest cast this morning on Good Morning America this season will include Christie Brinkley the bachelorette Hannah brown clear eyes Karama brown singer Lauren Elena actor James vanderbeek NFL star ray Lewis fifth harmony singer Ellie brook NBA star Lamar Odom evening cal star cal Mitchell supreme singer Mary Wilson the office star Kate Flannery and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer of the new season of dancing with the stars premieres on Monday September sixteenth of twenty nineteen there's always a it's always an eclectic group that they put together Kate Flannery love her Meredith on the office well yeah Darling she's it's fun to see them in this kind of setting agreed I because I don't ever want to be that person who is forced to dance
White House asked McGahn to say Trump didn't obstruct justice
"News on the heart of the obstruction issues facing President Trump, the New York Times reporting within this hour here that twice in the last month, the White House, formerly asked White House counsel, Don Mcgann to declare that Trump never obstructed Justice. The former counsel Mcgann reportedly denying these newly discovered requests. And that the times reports angered the president Mcgann has been of course, Muller's key witness his name appeared more than any other individual in the lengthy redacted report, I'm joined by former federal prosecutor, John Flannery. What do you think of this story? It's a hydra-headed story. Every time we turn and they cut off one head to heads replace it that has to do with some form of obstruction or misconduct or outrageous unconstitutional conduct. Mcgann belongs to the number of lawyers. If we look back to Watergate who are the truth tellers, the ones who stand by their integrity. No matter what the pressure and tell us what happened even despite partisan preferences, perhaps to do otherwise so twice in the recent months. We have Trump going to him and saying say I didn't have struck say I didn't have struck than the report says the twice he declined to do. So because it wasn't true. And then we have the other lawyers we have bar, and we have Rosenstein, and those people who I think will be brought down ultimately. And the saddest thing, of course, is that we have people on the hill that don't think that we're at a point where we should be investigating impeachment. It's outrageous reading for the times article, John and says. They asked twice the White House in the past month for the key witness against President Trump, Don Mcgann to say, he never believed president of structure Justice. I think what's most important about that is that Mr. mcgann's conduct in defying the president's orders to Smoller and calling his own personal lawyer and planning to resign and packing. His things all things we know from the Miller report suggests that he did believe there was at least to put it in a lawyer Lee way, there was at least liability the possibility that he was being asked to participate in a crime. You don't have to call your lawyer every normal day at work at the federal government. Right. Well, I think it says something else that the story has been going then he's he wants us to bring on impeachment. This says exactly the opposite is very concerned to control the evidence to control the subpoenas to control everything because he does not want impeachment. This is a man that gets swatted on the back with a Forbes thing for the money. He doesn't have what do you think he feels about the presidency? He is prepared to do anything. It takes including sending Rudy Giuliani offshore in an unprecedented. Violation of our sanctity is a nation to have them interfere in our election win at the base of this investigation has been that the Russians in interrupted the heavy John. What does it tell you about the strategy coming out of the White House, which does know how to communicate they do have messaging that they view the report as something not to be reckoned with as evidence, but something to be bowled over. In other words, they got bar Rosenstein is I was just discussing before you join me to do this. And then Mcgann would've for them in a sort of a Tri factor that Trump understands headlines, and he figured even even debatable figures if you had enough of them saying, basically, no obstruction. They wouldn't care. The public might not care as much that the report has at least five incidents of obstruction. What it tells us is that they believed that this proves guilt. It also tells us that he believes he's guilty. Because what we call consciousness of guilt is when you're doing something to contradict the evidence that you did something wrong, and he plainly has and he hears the people across the country saying those ten acts or others that we all saw because he does it out in the open. He does all his criminal obstruction out in the open. You a ten year old understands what's going on say without exaggeration. Well, you said a lot important points here. I think the one that was most piercing was the idea that it is precisely they're concerned about what would happen. If all these people spoke publicly talked testified that has them scrambling, which is the opposite of the fake tough.
"flannery" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"It's not just the actors, and you know, I feel like. As a as a as an actress who I literally could have been just a recurring character on the like, it's I love it. Like just getting to have a presence onscreen, no matter what if I speak or not it's like, there's still some gravitas to an in this happens in many many movies, too, as we know. But it's it's I think it's just that. That collective love and respect. And but whenever the emotion is that that comes up with the movie and everybody a part of it carries that so they better not be too. Big. You sure know, what do you have a scorecard? Tuck to a your mind boy. Oh boy. But what what actually what great experiences? Yes. Yeah. In the bad ones. Absolutely. Not lost on me. Yeah. Certainly it certainly is a postgraduate course in human nature. Absolutely. Yes. Because you do learn a lot about people when you wait on them. And it's interesting. I was literally at a premiere last week. I think for the movie the chaperone, and I ran into someone who I used to wait on who was not very nice to me at all not nice to meet at all. They don't remember that isolate on them, and they just don't even the office. And she just kept wanting to talk to me. And I thought I I'm not I would never spend your food or smell now. I don't I don't wish you ill. But I'm not gonna talk to you, treat me like governor shoe. I mean, there is there's a there's a thing, you know, and some people I feel like if I have no memory of you than you were fine. But you're either wonderful or you're the worst because I sweat on Mel Brooks, and and Bancroft, and they would have dinner with Stella Bryner. And carliner. They were the greatest though, never even if there was a problem with the table. Never not great. Never not wonderful. Never never. So I talked to Mel last year. We're on a first name basis that. Oh got. Yeah. He was at the festival last year. I got to talk to her about it. But yeah. Yeah. So there's there's there there are the good stories too. Yeah. Okay. We're so glad you're here. Give me the CD is. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. 'cause I. Are you chewing? I am Jane Lynch, and I did this Christmas album swing a little Christmas. But it came out of this non Christmas act that we have we're kind of like the rat pack with a couple of broads. So we're we're singing there's some fun. It's not like a hostage situation. You know, you're not strapped to the concert hall where everything is ballot. And but we're actually playing I think we're playing in Minneapolis next month and Janesville, Wisconsin. You can go to Jane Lynch efficiency the dates and official Fischl. Yeah. And then we did a huge Christmas tour this last year, we did twenty three cities thirty two shows in in thirty thirty two days on a tour bus. We were literally on the tour bus, which is in our fifties. Cool but old but the album is wonderful. And I feel like if you're having a rough day there's a lot of musical references on its jazz Christmas album. Okay. Where do people follow you? You can follow me on Twitter at Kate Flannery on Instagram at the real Kate Flannery because as a fake K plan of it, just go to rotate..
Bill Hader on Barry | Interview
"Double sized episode of the big picture. This is a conversation show with filmmakers, and we're talking to a few of them today. The first of which you may have heard of his name is Bill hater he is. Of course, the creator the writer producer, and sometime director of a little show called Barry show on HBO that we love here at the wringer. I talked to Bill about making Barry, but more specifically just about movies because men this guy knows a lot about film, and he's really fun to talk to you. He put me on to a bunch of movies. I think if you're interested in the wider world of movies in the history of the medium, you'll enjoy this chat. And then right after that, we're going to have another interview with two people. I really admire the actress Mary Kay place who you may recall from things like the big chill. She was an EMMY winner in the seventies. She's been steadily working as an actress for the last forty years and the critic turned filmmaker and documentarian Ken Jones. Kent's first film as a narrative film maker is called Diane and Mary Kay. The star of that movie, and it's a really beautiful intimate complex portrait of a person nearing the end of their life. And how things change around them as they approach that stage. So please stick around after Bill to listen to that one. But before that, let's go right to Bill Hader. Joined by actor writer, director producer all kinds of stuff ill hater, hey, buddy. How are you? I'm doing good. So bill. This is a show where we talk about movies, and you made a TV show, but you are like the all-time movie buff. Yeah. And so I wanna talk about berry as kind of a filmmaking property. What do you think? Yeah. It'd be great now. Most people kind of friends who were like, it's kinda just, you know, a four hour movie that we've broken up into eight is that how you can send it as like. Well, the way we write it. I had never written in a in a traditional TD writing room writer's room before the only one had really been in outside of Santa live of south park. And finally kind of knew what those guys did. And it was kind of like their their shows have, you know, a three acts, and so you were kind kinda just it was never really written in order. It was kind of. We know this needs to happen. Then at some point this happens, and then towards the end, maybe this happens, and then you're kind of finding scenes at connect these things, and then it all starts changing. So I kind of did that. But with with eight episodes, I would just put one two to four one through eight up on the bore whiteboard. I would just start plotting, and you know, season one it was like, okay. So, you know, end of episode to be really good. If you know, they had this thing for rhyme Addison embarrassed starting to realize, you know, e- seizes father speak in rhyme. Adam's, father speaking, he realizes. Oh, gosh. You know, he didn't you've never seen that side of it before, you know. And then maybe it's good if you know Vaujour's following them that'd be good. You know in the in the, you know, the the way call it his his friends from Chris in those guys military guys they come in around episode. Owed four or five. So question Mark, you know, more friends years, your puzzle PC, and you're just kind of laying it out, but you laid out as a full things. So, you know, by eight it's like, I just know eight forever just had moss versus berry at the end. And we had no idea where that took place or what happened. But I I've felt and we all kind of felt like they should have she should figure it out. You know? So we knew that was at the end of eight at the end of the last episode, but we didn't know how that would happen is that more similar to the way you'd read a movie, I mean, I don't know. I I mean, I everyone has a different way of doing it some people the idea out of outlining is for bowdoin in people. I think because screen play unlike a novel novel can be as long as you want screenplay should be about under twenty pages. And when you're structuring a story for film or. Television. There has to be like structure to it. You know, now that doesn't mean in asked to be kind of like what we do or you know, that kind of Billy wilder thing. Or I, you know, where it was every everything is set a payoff, everything is super clean, and you know, that what by I love that. It's really hard to pull off in. That's why I enjoy that kind of writing. But you know, I mean, I mean, some of the best movies of Hollywood specially in the seventies were really during didn't know where it was going, but they have a structure there. You know, be too great how Ashby movies being there and last detail fron tense purposely last details just kind of a a road movie quest movie quest movie in about these two guys finding their humanity in in and trying to show this guy a good time before he goes to jail in. Kind of forgetting their jobs is in what they've learned military men and all this and an in kind of shedding their the humanity that they have to repress when I put the uniform on and all that, and it's all very emotional. But when you look at it, it's got a really great structure, you know, has a really tight structure now, I don't know if Robert towne took that book, and you know, outlined it in figured it out. But if feels that way, and so sometimes the first draft is like an outline you're kinda like you're writing I've done it both ways we write a draft to something with no outline in it. It's got a lot inspired stuff in it. But it's kind of cranky, you know. Yeah. So then you kind of go over it you show it to a friend in the gonna will head of it there. You know, this would go here what you know in the new you'd try to because you want it to feel kinda we're Ganic. But when you're doing TD showing you got thirty minutes. It's it's kinda hard to do that. Because you have to keep a tight inside frame. It really tight. Yeah. And I'm also just someone I don't like wasting people's time. And so when we got the TV show actually went back and watch TV. But I would I would read short stories was really good. I would want. I would read like Tobias Wolff for Flannery O'Connor any these people and kind of see just pay attention to the structure, you know, in in not that far off the tone of those writers. I feel like to. Yeah. Yeah. Give me and hard to find. As like totally an incredible berry template as far as gets on this incredibly funding in very disturbing at the same time. But you know, trying to understand where the emotions coming from. I think we're Alec Berg, and I worked so well together as I'm kind of all emotion, and he's all logic. And my strong suit is as weak suit in my weeks at his strong suit. Not that he's not. National is he's he's comes up. I think some
The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War
"The US has begun production of a new nuclear weapon supporters of the weapons they it's needed to counter Russia, but critics worry it's taking America back to a time when nuclear weapons were more likely to be used NPR's, Jeff Brumfield has more. It wasn't that long ago with the military had plans to use nuclear weapons all over the place July nineteen sixty two these troops were the first hour army's history to engage in tactical exercise supported by live nuclear firepower. That's our KYW footage from the Nevada. Desert. Hundreds of troops rehearsed to the tech. But before they went in they fired a tiny nuclear weapon at a simulated enemy position it detonated perfectly releasing its lethal radiation back, then that was how some thought nuclear war would look nukes small enough to knock out just a couple of city blocks used together with conventional weapons like tanks and troops. Of course, that's not what happened radiation and other factors may nuclear weapons of bad fit for the battlefield, and as the US's conventional strength through battlefield nuclear weapons became less important and the end of the Cold War, the United States said well that was kind of stupid. Why did we have all the? Stuff. Let's get rid of it. Matthew crane is at the Atlantic Council. He also worked on nuclear strategy in the Pentagon, the US dismantled nearly all of its battlefield nuclear weapons. But Russia took a different path. It has kept thousands of battlefield nukes in storage. So today Russia has nuclear landmines nuclear torpedoes, nuclear depth charges nuclear artillery, nuclear short range missiles, and the Trump administration believes Russia would be tempted to use some of these weapons in conflict. If that happened chronic says, the US wouldn't be able to responding kind though only nukes it has left are big weapons designed to fight an apocalyptic nuclear war. So the administration has begun converting an existing larger warhead into a new smaller low-yield weapon. More like the old battlefield nukes. What the low yield nuclear weapons do say, no actually we have a range of options. If you use a low you'll nuke. Earlier weapon we can respond with one two or three of our own. I mean, well, it's insane. That's Jeffrey Lewis a scholar at the Middlebury institute of international studies, who's not a fan of battlefield nukes. The Trump administration's new warheads sits on the same missile that now carries a much more powerful nuclear weapon. So if the US did use it for some reason, all the Russians are going to see is that a missile that only carries nuclear warheads is heading toward Russia and Russian policy as Flannery. Putin has said many times is not to wait for it to land. In other words, Russia could unleash an attack on the US just to be safe or go ole occur is with the International Crisis Group. She says just the existence of smaller US weapons could cost the Russians to take battlefield nukes out of storage. They think wow, we need to deter that. No way are conventional weapons deter that. We have to emphasize the nuclear capability, she says that could end. Up countering the vastly superior conventional forces of the US, they're throwing away advantage. The Trump administration says several of these new smaller weapons will be ready to enter service later this year, but the administration's long-term plans for more battlefield nukes. Face a bigger obstacle. Newly elected Democrats have vowed to block them. Jeff Brumfield NPR news, Washington. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast.
GE shakes up power unit leadership, taps retired executive to help
"As well. General Electric is shuffling leadership and its power unit as it moves to split the division that split as part of its ongoing effort to slim down operations, the new unit will focus on steam and nuclear power along with power conversion businesses, the management moves and changes come less than two months after the ouster of GE CEO John Flannery, which is served on the
GE falls below $10 for first time since 2009 after analysts say dividend cut may not be enough
"Its first earnings under its newest CEO. Let's get into this with Jim corridor equity analyst over at CF are a research on the phone in New York City. He cut his twelve month price target in two thousand eighteen EPS estimates on GE also carrying Ubale heart is our senior industrials analysts at Bloomberg intelligence. She's here in our Bloomberg interactive brokers studio, Karen I want to start with you. We mentioned this stock tumbling to a two thousand nine low below ten dollars. And that's where it sits right now. Ninety six we expected there to be a lot Latin this quarter a lot of bad junk, if you will is it worse than we expected. Walk walk us through it. I think people wanted more. There's a first of all the investigation. Now, people are like how big is that black? All the additional DOJ investigation, adding the goodwill charge that black hole is what scared people for awhile. And now, it just got bigger, and they also said that they have to help fund put more money into GE capital. The DOJ has been looking into that twenty two billion dollar charge that she took in connection with its power you. Yes. Okay. And so sorry, Jim. I it's you take a look at this worse than you expected. I mean what what was the big surprise here? Because we knew that there were some things that obviously got Larry Culpepper predecessor fired. So what really caught people off guard. I think it's the combination of the announcement of the DOJ investigation coupled with the cutting of the dividend by almost ninety five percents wiping out the dividend investors that were in the stock for the dividend. Even though it was reduced from earlier this year already. We're exiting at one cent per share at the same time that investors that were holding on with hopes for restructuring are disheartened by DOJ an SEC investigations. So are we missing something? It's an eighty six billion dollar market cap company. That's expected to have one hundred and twenty billion dollars in revenues. I mean, Karen, it's not like there is value in General Electric in. I think it's it's the unknowns that are scaring people if I look at the aerospace business is an unbelievable business, and it blew this things away in this quarter healthcare is good. I mean, standalone the company certainly got a lot of value in it. But it's just how big are the charges. How much will they pay? I have a thought on the goodwill right off. There's a lot of flexibility on when you have to recognize a goodwill charge. Caterpillar? Four years losing seventy five percent of their revenues in their mining business. And we kept saying are you going to write it down? What are you gonna write it down? There was a clause in their ten. K that says basically as long as you think there is value there over the long term, you don't necessarily have to write it down. I don't know what GE will decide, but we were badgering them to do it. And guess what they were right? The businesses rebounding. It's up twenty five percent from the bottom. And it's not back where it was. So there's that's what I learned. Oh, there's a lot more flexibility in this. So I wouldn't think they're going to necessarily. Have to take an a bigger hit. So Jim what do they need to do? Now. What do you need to hear from call to give you confidence that he's got this ship closer to to write than before? Number one. We need to have these restructurings and he's right down. Stop. We can't have a twenty two billion dollars here. Fifteen billion dollars charge in January and have it keep going on. And on we need to have stability. So that we can have some faith for the future member to Mr. call past set some targets, which they are setting. Are they need to hit them execute on these targets? So you can't really even figure out how to value a stock. Like, gee, you have some kind of firm financial data you could trust that when they tell you a credit revenue or earnings guidance. But there's a good chance they might hit. And they've missed target after target. If the target had endless restructuring, so they need to put a stop to that and start hitting at executing again. Well, okay. But do you expect that Jim to start next quarter? I'm just curious if they haven't given the new guy kind of time to get settled in a seat and really figure out where all the problems are buried so that it can come out and say, hey, folks, here's here here. It all is are we need to be patient and could be expect maybe another couple of quarters where things. We're going to be you know, we're gonna have some surprises coming out. So yeah, I would argue for patients, but if you look at GE investors, angry they didn't give John Flannery six months to to to restructuring program before they start in the door. So you know, it's gonna take awhile to take six months to a year before you can get a ship. The size of a turnaround, but investors are angry at impatient. And they're unlikely to give the company much time. They're worried about the financial side. And they didn't tell us away. They're going to generate real cash. You know, they said we're not doing Baker Hughes. The sale of Baker us shares earlier where we're not selling G casts were not, you know, they haven't given us a way we're not doing an equity offering then how you going to get out of this cash Meyer. So do you think I'll tell you? They change their mind on that. And what's the most likely scenario to raise that money? I think they do change their mind on on some of this. First of all Baker us announced today that they're halting their stock repurchase. Waiting to see what GE is gonna do. Gee, said they're not changing the. Timeframe. So there is some kind of conflict there Baker uses that basically saying, we'll take it. We'll take it. And yeah, we'll take it off the market in advance of the John July twenty nineteen lock-up period. Also GECAS they love that business. I'm not so sure they're ready to do something with that. But they're getting knocked on the door. You know, the doors get knocked down on that aircraft air aviation finance business. I don't think they're ready for that yet. But but hey, Jim just quickly got about thirty seconds. You kept your hold rating despite cutting the price target and the full year EPS estimate why just quickly. There's a lot of value. A lot of value at the company. They have great assets. They are leader in aviation transportation is doing great even though they're spinning it off healthcare is a leader in oil and gas showed stability this quarter. So there are some great assets at GE, and if they could just get they're restructuring halted get the company back on firm footing. There's going to be value there. But it's just a matter of when. It's tough to put a sell on of stock is down there. Thirty seven percent is industrial do want to rotate into the stock. You've seen. The soccer hour over time. And if they could just get some good news going. Rotate back into the sheriff down about ten percent today down forty three percent so far in two thousand eighteen Jim corridor equity analyst oversee far a research on the phone in New York. Karen, you will heart. Thank you senior industrials analyst at Bloomberg intelligence in our Bloomberg interactive brokers studio, you're listening to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Carol Massar and Jason Kelly. This is a Bloomberg.
General Electric replaces CEO with outsider; shares soar
"General Electric shares opened sharply higher this morning on news that the company has removed CEO, John Flannery GE has struggled with a number of challenges and according to sources, the board was frustrated by the slow pace of change under his leadership. Flanders replacement is Larry cope. A former CEO of the life sciences company Danaher
"flannery" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Flannery pardon power on federal offenses but since it wasn't addressed at the constitutional convention you have to take the plain language to say that he president cannot pardon themself is to say something that's not in the constitution to say that it doesn't say that he can't pardon himself is to read the plain language of the constitution so you have to weigh it so where do you come down am i going to amend the constitution or am i going to do my best to interpret the constitution well there's nothing in the pardon clause that even suggests the president can't partner fair enough agreed agreed but if you read the documentation that was circulated on that was published at the time that the founders trying to convince the american people to adopt the constitution there's at least nuggets in there that would suggest that they didn't intend that the pardon power you're you point to federal a sixty nine is that all you have that's all i have yes okay that's not what that says you're making an implication the reason they argue on the impeachment they take it from british common law the reason they save impeachment has no connection to criminal issues is because it is a decision by the body politic to decide whether or not a president should be removed for variety of reasons maybe he committed a criminal act in their mind maybe he didn't maybe he committed he did something he's not following through on something you needed to.
"flannery" Discussed on CNBC's Fast Money
"Welcome back to fast one they used to bring good things to life and now g only brings heartache to investors today was no exception the stock hiding its worst day in nine years taking more than seven percent after ceo john flannery gave disappointing guidance and said he could not guarantee its dividend is safe leslie picker is back at headquarters with the entire story hey less hey melissa that's right ge investors spooked by comments flannery made it an industry conference earlier today he said he did not expect to see any profit at ge's power business this year profit growth this year and declined to guarantee the companies to one thousand nine hundred nine dividend those comments of course sending the stock down more than seven percent posting their worst day since april two thousand nine walder was a silver lining flannery did affirm ge's targets for twenty eighteen prophets and free cash flow much of flannery is comments were focused on the power unit which along with ge capital or seen as beleaguered units within the company when it comes to the power unit flannery told the conference jeez management team is focusing on what they can control which included better operating execution and getting margins higher the new unit's going to be tough we're going to continue to focus what we can control we're going to continue to drive costs down rapidly in on the service side we see maybe some green shoots so this is not going to be a quick fix but there's at the end of the day long lie bassett's here with intrinsic economic value we're gonna make the most of what what we have their flannery repeated the phrase and back to basics back to basic several times saying he's committed to reducing risk and creating more accountability within the business units adding he'd be the first to say it's been quote challenging first year since taking the helm elissa all right leslie thank you pick with the latest on general electric it almost seems we were at this point in time were general electric might be better off saying hey we're going to reduce the dividend drastically right now to be safe as opposed to letting wall street and investors guests about it we made that point on this show a couple times which is truly rip the band aid off and say hey.
"flannery" Discussed on The Science Show
"And so to adelaide and tim flannery one of the things that often came up when i first met him it was at the estrella museum forty years ago something like that i was on the board he was a young melodist which means officer commanding mammals and he was beginning to write because of course his first degree was in literature and the arts it's always good to make see subjects and then came his famous book future eaters and one thing that comes out of the uninformed mouse of some of his critics occasionally what is a malicious doing writing about whether in the future and the point in the future eaters or one of the big ones was that to understand the nature of a stroller you've got to understand the oscillation the l nino and la nina the ways in which heating and cooling happen so dramatically and harshly in in this incredible wide brown land can so naturally in understanding all these animals and plants you had if your tim to start with weather and climate and that sort of understanding and the rest kind of developed and so for the first part of today he will brief us for about fifteen minutes or so on the latest ideas about climate change and then we'll have a chat about it so tim please.
"flannery" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Militant black panthers that were there and the stuff that they were saying you progressives with classifies hate speech and they were on one side of the building and on the other side of the building you had the clan and the things that they were saying progressives would classify as hate speech they were both saying horribly hateful things no matter how you look at it i mean they were both just awful they were saying awful things about everybody and i did notice that the black panthers made speeches the kkk when they showed up and there weren't a lot of them they were literally walking stereotypes of flannery o'connor southern gothic aesthetic aesthetic there was a woman i'm just gonna she was over three fifty yeah wearing a dirty wife beater white a lot of them were they walked up and all they did was stand on the other side of the state capitol building we had black panthers making a speech on one side and in their speeches which were organized they were talking about how white people were the devil and cetera et cetera but you you white devils that are standing in support of what we're doing your less of the devil but you're still bad i mean like that kind of stuff is what they were saying then you go where the clan was a clinton make speeches they stood on this on this like platform that was on the other i mean literally they were on one side the building bikers on the other side you can imagine the amount of police there they stood there and they did not make speeches literally i'm not exaggerating all they did was do the nazi hand senile thing and scream racial slurs and call everybody names that's what they did and they try to get people to like fight with them i've never i mean i don't even know what the demonstration was both of these groups were trying to persuade people but they weren't really persuading people i think they were both trying to look like they were bad ass and they ended up turning people i mean people with you know reasonable people they ended up disgusting them i mean it was disgusting on both sides.
"flannery" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Have a face to face with flannery putin a lot unpack hewlett quickly i just wanna touch on the north korea issue because there's there's we have a real crisis brewing as this kind of diplomatic event happens which i think many people are expecting the g twenty to try and be well the question is will president trump try and make this a reset of his last trip to europe we'll get to that in a second one question i just want to put it to you guys how significant is it that this is a confirmed icbm launch by north korea one thing that i did note is the dod actually use different terms they said that that it was an intermediate range which is different in and around also it even even for something like this where the terminology is so significant it appears that sort of state and dod do not have their ducks in a row on it i'm so who knows what at what the actual official statement will be at the end but already we're seeing some sort of weird mismatch and terminology they're using raid n and it's it matters actually because whether this phase a two states rocket that in theory could get a crossen ocean from one continent to another or whether it's you know something that we recognize as a reliably intercontinental device matters because preventing north korea from getting icbm capability has been a major tripwire for previous american administrations it's been the thing that we've been trying to prevent by trying to deny them missiletechnology by in you know using sanctions pressuring the chinese at cetera plus trump tweeted but annual not happen he said it will never happen and look a few months into his term it's happened and so it if you recognize this as icbm capability then it's a major advance and it becomes an it sort of demands a a major american response or ratcheting up.