35 Burst results for "Fran"
NASCAR Reporter Kelli Stavast's Response To Anti-Joe Biden Chant Is Hilarious
"Got angry people that literally chant blank joe biden at a nascar race number of nascar fans. Let it be known saturday. They're not really on board. With joe biden brandon brown one and xfinity series race at talladega and fran fans broke out into a chance. We've got the chat right guys because we had to do some editing. We had to bleep where we needed to bleep. The funniest part is the nbc reporters this the chat with the reporter because the reporter is trying desperately to pretend that thousands of people all around her aren't chanting blank. Joe bite and assoc- lies and she says listen to what they're saying brandon. There's i mean this is actually very funny. This is this is really really funny. Here's the here's what it sounded like at talladega superspeedway over the weekend over partners. Oh my god unbelievable moment brennan. You also told me from ground. Let's go brandon kind of hang back two stages and just watch and learn learn. That helps you. there in. Those closing laps was learning. How bind stayed away. Everything shifted top to bottom so much i mean the nbc reporter alicia. They're saying let's go brandon. You can hear them. Yeah we can hear the man. They say let's go brandon
"fran" Discussed on First Online With Fran
"And you see the same older women at these things that i started to get to know their and one of them went in and had the the sides and you have to wait a certain amount of time before you get the side. And she's like here. Fran here's the sides could look at it. It's it's that camaraderie. It's that support that. I think that makes being part of the union. You know so special. I'm just so excited. And i got in. I got in at a time when speaking to your stereotype look okay. Older women are in a stereotype. There's ageism this look this redhead this woman. Yeah i can be a fifty or sixty year old woman i just turned seventy and the playwrights are now starting to get we don't have to all have silver hair and wrinklies. Can you know the the they just kept plugging that kind of look and what happened. Was playwright started to acknowledge that and change that. So when i started. When i got my equity card there were like a whole bunch of new plays. That were looking to change that assumption. You know about what was supposed to look like one hundred percent. And i do think that the theater industry entertainment in general is catching up. I think to progressive fought and the way that our society is moving forward and it. It took a long time and it still taking. Its sweet time but it is moving forward and it's beautiful. I think the way that what we used to think of as non traditional types are now being represented in a broader way. There are now stories being told about what used to be. Non traditional stories are now becoming our mainstream stories and that opens doors to performers. It opens doors to creatives on all different. Facets and. That's so exciting. And i think that in response to all that and also i think in a way to lead the charge on that the union being able to open its ability for people to join and its membership is a big part of that so much of the that we as actors and stage managers get..
How 9/11 Unfolded at Aviation Week
"Fran tell us about what you saw that day in new york and how you reacted beautiful tuesday morning and i was at home which was about a mile away from the world trade center. And it's a beautiful day. And i was contemplating playing hooky and conjuring up a medical appointment when i got a call from The new york office. Michael stearns who said turn on your tv a plane has just crashed into the world trade center. Well being a pilot and knowing that that midair alley I assumed it was a small plane that had gone into the world trade center only to discover. Of course it was not. We didn't know what was happening at the time b. then joined forces with the washington bureau on telephone conversation and i was eventually dispatched a downtown but how to get downtown. Because subways have closed down. So i walked about a mile to the world trade center. We're hundreds of people had gathered clear. Jay students from nyu friends and family of those who are in the world trade center trying to find out what had happened but not knowing what had happened. Of course the un no longer a reporter An external force Trying to piece together a story but you. You're a victim as well and i had to battle my own personal fears of terror. We did not know what was happening and The one beautiful thing there with that The clergy with comforting people all types of clergy. It was a beautiful moment where there was a lot of love extended to people who totally panicked so now what started with trying to find out factual information which was few and far between the tv tower had gone down in the tax and We were just piecing together various bits of data that were coming in from all over from local authorities from rescue teams From the military from the faa and from Lower manhattan when there was nothing else to do. We walked back to the office which is about three miles to see the world changing. They were armed. Guards national guardsmen with rifle drawn. Their fighter jets flying overhead. And this was no longer the world we knew. Then we're back to the office. We started scrambling to get The factual
Martinez Hits 3-Run Homer in 10th, Red Sox Beat Indians 5-3
"JD Martinez hit a three run Homer in the tenth inning to help keep the red Sox rolling with a five three win over the Indians Martinez broke out about for twenty slump with a three hit night including his twenty fourth home run of the season red Sox manager Alex Cora says he never lost faith in Martinez he's a guy that I trust that we trust that we know he's gonna post that he's going to grind regardless of where he's at at the plate or physically and that's what we love him Kyle Schwarber had three hits and a solo Homer for red Sox team that has won five of six Fran mill race had a solo blast for Cleveland which loaded the bases with nobody out in the home town but could only pushed one run across I'm guessing Coolbaugh
Travis Barker Flies on a Plane for the First Time Since 2008 Crash
"It looks like travis barker is flying again first time since plane crash. Two thousand eight. He was spotted getting on kylie air whenever you want to call it. Kylie's private plane with corny. kris jenner. Core gamble going from la to kabo in this. I mean this. Is you ch- and i feel like groups. The connection that travis and courtney have because he never getting on a plane again. Yeah this is insane. I mean it's huge. Because i'm glad he took that step. Obviously it's a very scary thing when you're involved in an accident like that could be really hard to probably take that first step on. I'm sure it wasn't easy at all. But i feel like it proves how serious corinthian are and the love that they have each other in the trust that they have because he has to trust them according so much to be like. You know what you're right. I'm gonna get on this airplane. Everything's gonna be fine and they're going to have a great trip now. And i'm i'm happy for them. There isn't really much to say about this. Besides it's a very big step for him. And i guess for their relationship as well. Yeah i think people really also forget how bad that plane crash was either. Like you were fan and travis burger. Now you are kind of getting involved because of him dating corny but he travis barker was in that plane crash was covered in jet fuel on fire. He was left with third degree burns on sixty five percent of his body three months in the hospital. Twenty six surgeries skin. Grafts like really really really bad and of course like made sentence if he was like i never wanna get on on a plane again. But he's willing to do it for
Think Jamie Spears Is Stepping Down as Britney's Conservator? Not So Fast...
"On thursday triumphant. Cries were heard foreign wide as news circulated jamie spears agreed to resign his controversial post. Everybody freaked out. Happy is also noted that he is willing to step down on the time is right but the transition needs to be orderly and include a resolution matters pending before the court. Nbc news confirms with his legal team that he hit that. He is not stepping aside at this time. He's not stepping down. Unless the court approves payment of the attorney's fees that he's seeking of one point two million dollars and his compensation so he's conditioned his exit on the court approving things that britney has previously objected to so He basically said he's willing to step down if britney pays him the money that he thinks he should be getting which is what she is in court of posing in the first place. So that means jamie spears has not step downs from brittany's conservative Yeah i what happened. Everybody said it was a danish beer stepping down and then like a daily. It wasn't it wasn't like a day later when people were like. Oh let's read the
Cindy Crawford Opens Up About Leaving Revlon to Start Her Own Brand
"Had been with revlon for seventeen years and my contract was getting ready to be renewed and i did have that moment of life. Okay like i kind of think. It's time for me to do my own thing and i think having success of my exercise video gave me the confidence to feel like i can do my own thing and then really it was. I had this relationship with dr saba that another makeup artist friend of mine. Fran cooper sent me to dr sabella. When i was twenty eight when i was imperative. You gotta see this guy. Does this slight mess of mesotherapy in like a vitamin cocktail. He called it. And i just develop this relationship with him and i and he you know he was like my skin guy my skin guru and i would tease him like. Can't you just bottle this stuff. Just deposits like mesotherapy disbar listeners. Can you just get expel in crayon for everyone okay. So that he's the only person who's ever done it to me. And i have never had it before But it looks like a squirt gun but actually has like a little needle in it and so he likes makes these like tiny almost like rating your skin. Okay man his vitamin cocktail which included the special s. O d which is from a melon special melon. At the france Was in was in that. And and it's funny because the first time he did it to me. I actually was getting married like five days later. Random wage and my skin. I like like my skin came alive. I didn't even. i didn't even know that. Looked tired until he got done. And then i was like wow it's so like glory and bouncy and all those things i mean i was twenty eight so bad skin. Day twenty eight is a good skid day. But i just i really thing i really loved about dr shabazz. He loves women. He doesn't want women to have to hide behind makeup. He wants you to feel comfortable in your skin. So he's all about like how do you know. How do we take care of your skin. And so the and so he's like the first thing he does. I think he would do is like he touches it pinches it he pulls on it and he wants you to feel good on your
Why Digital Identities Are All About a Secure Customer Experience
"Welcome everyone to another episode of it visionaries and today. We have the ceo of four. Doc fran rush on the show. Fran welcome to the show albert. Thanks so much happy to be here all right right out the gate. What exactly is ford truck. It's got a very strong sounding name. Tell us what for drug does so before. Drug is a digital identity platform though for enterprise and large enterprise. So what the heck is that. Yeah yeah we enable our customers to really create really friction lists and easy identity experiences so that as an employeers a consumer. It's really easy to register. Set up a new account be recognized when he come back and get access to what you wanna do and then move on ossets really that whole process of setting up in your identity to get access to services online so this is a this is a space. That is very hot right now. We know that there are competitors that we've had them on the show so i don't or maybe they're not competitors so for for our audience. I'd love to hear a little bit of what's the difference. What's unique about four rock to give you an example we've had we've had guests from octa from off zero different companies here but i know that typically in software a lot of times people say the same things but they don't actually do the same things curious. What's unique about for drug. You'll let me just before jim. Braude into four doc. I want to take a step back. He said the market's really hot. And i want to kind of explain why yeah. The market is really hot. Right now. And i think some of this ties to the digital transformation that companies have been going through over the past fifteen twenty years where instead of doing business in person or over the phone you know. We're doing everything digitally as employees. Everything we do now online especially in this post covid world where every workers are remote workers
Notable Developments on the College Basketball Coaching Carousel Scuttlebutt
"A lot of movement on the coaching carousel. Over the past couple of days the big. One of course was indiana firing archie miller. After four seasons. We talked about that on a previous podcast. So go find it. We're not going to spend any time on that here but let me walk you through the other notable developments richard patino out at minnesota and as up tuesday morning. He's the new coach at new mexico. State has quote parted ways with steve. Prohm depaul finally took. Dave laid off the hot seat list. Boston college hired earl. Grant penn state hired mike castrucci berry dead leg spin a pretty good right now. It's spinning man. Yeah listen we give the. We are gearing up for this tournament. We got we got more than forty eight hours till. We're gonna tip the first game here so as expected. We've had some movement on the carousel. So we'll let's get into a little bit of this This scuttle but here kind of take it job by job. Best job openings indiana. Let's kind of go in order. I guess second best job. That's open. I would say iowa state is a better job than minnesota steve. Prohm gets fired late monday night. His jamie pollard was on the selection committee so he traveled back as he should have to meet with promo person and do what he what needed to be done You and i both seven the podcast in january. We expected steve prone to return next season. But we also didn't expect iowa state to never win a game like he just got to an irreversible point. so he's done. He put out a classy statement on tuesday morning. And i don't know whether or not steve prohm will land somewhere else head. Coaching position this coaching cycle but he will be a head coach again. He did take iowa state to three inch tournaments he was really good prior to that at murray state and certainly qualified for. It's just a matter of Is there anything out there. That he would be offered or anything out there that he would want as for the job. The candidates we're early. But i'm told that this is certainly a coach that you know quite well as well i'm told jamie pollard definitely will be considering. Unlv head coach. Tj burger near the top of his list. I can't say that he is the favorite. I just think that it's objectively true. That tj also burger will be under consideration for the iowa state job along the likes of. You're going to hear puerto moser connected to multiple jobs on this podcast because let's face it especially if he wins at least one tournament game. He's just a hot name. And he's going to be attached to iowa st paul minnesota. I i don't know if you'd be a favorite for state. But i think his name makes sense. I think utah. State's craig smith might make sense and then a high. I do have a wildcard one. Uab's andy kennedy has gone to the sec. Good job at ole miss. He's just one year and at uab but he had he had a really good year. In fact i think he won more games in his first season. This past season than just about anyone. Maybe all of all of the first year coach coaches. So i think that's a fact no first year coach at a new program. One more games this season than ak i. It's just i'm lobbying out. There is a name that should be considered. And then i did see fran for shila tweet this and i do. I do think there's something to it. Like a baylor is a one seed could be in the final four. Hey first time since bill henderson all that good stuff tang is a is a high level power conference assistant that is deserving of an opportunity would come at a power conference level. I don't know. But i think it's only a matter of time before jerome tank. Its job as well. So i'm just tossing him in knows the league as potentially someone that They should consider or at least at the very least interview sets an initial pool of
Garza gets 21 points, No. 5 Iowa tops No. 25 Wisconsin 77-73
"Luke Garces twenty one points and sixteen rebounds led fifth ranked Iowa to a seventy seven seventy three victory over number twenty five Wisconsin it was the twelfth double double of the season for Garza who leads the big ten in scoring and is third in the nation after the game coach Fran McCaffrey told Garza his Jersey number was going to be retired I'm just really happy we won the game and and that's what caused some of that was it was a surreal feeling just know that that moment will be something I remember forever Jordan Bohannon three free throws with thirty four point three seconds left gave the Hawkeyes a seventy four seventy one lead Bohannon finished with sixteen points and eight assists in Iowa's seventh victory in eight games I'm Dave Ferrie
No. 4 Illinois dismantles No. 2 Michigan 76-53
"Fourth ranked Illinois made its case for a number one seed in the NC double a tournament by crushing second ranked Michigan seventy six fifty three Fran Frazier led Illinois with twenty two points we coming out are shorter I want to prove to everyone that you know how hard we play Hey you know we're we're not done yet and is this now we've got to come in every day to get better stay focused on Rinker Beller provided eleven of the seventeen points in the first half helping the Illini deal the thirty three twenty two lead at intermission Illinois outscored Michigan twenty two five in second chance points and held the Wolverines to thirty five percent shooting from the field he libros is alone Michigan player to score in double figures finishing with just eleven I'm Dave Ferrie
90-year-old braves snow and distance for COVID-19 vaccine
"They got some stones Seattle over the weekend, and it didn't stop a 90 year old woman from making her way to get her first dose of a covert vaccine. Fran Goldman. 90 years old, tells the Seattle Times she had scheduled her Sunday vaccination appointment last week didn't know a major snowstorm was on the way. A foot of snow fell. And when Sunday morning came she put under snow boots multiple jackets set out from her home to walk three miles to the Seattle Children's Hospital. And then three miles back home. Goldman says she'd been making multiple calls every single day and scouring the Internet. Just try to find unavailable appointment slot. Now that she's gotten her first dose of the vaccine, Goldman says she can't wait to hold her great. Grandchild
Use Books (And The Internet) As A Door, Not A Mirror
"Well i just finished a number. Netflix series lockdown is certainly helped me. Take care of my to do list on netflix. If nothing else and this time it was the series. Pretend it's a city which is a short interview series. Between martin scorsese director. And fran liebowitz the american author and humorist and fran is a lover of books and in this series. She talks about her love of book several times but one of the lines that really grabbed me was way. She said that a book should really be a door into a new world. And that's the beauty of reading books particularly when you're young it's a chance for you to escape the world. You're in a chance for you to go into another fantasy world or at least to learn about another different world. And i guess the inference in a lot of what she was saying was that. That's what's missing today because we're not reading books like we should or as like we used to and i think it's an interesting comparison to the internet because these days in the internet. We're all stuck into this world of social media which oftentimes thanks to the algorithms of course is really a mirror. It's a reflection of what we are interested in what we like and what we do. It doesn't necessarily show us new things over time. And that's the serendipity that fran talks about in this series as well of walking into a bookstore and just discovering a book opening it up using that as the door into this new world. Learning something that you did not know so. I think the comparison really is apt in today's world. And i think we should be using books as we should the internet and social media and everything else that lives on the internet as a door not just as a mirror that reflects who we are and what we are and it's something you may recall. He's got a very good memory. I spoke about way back in episode fifty to this show where i spoke about the need for businesses in general to look out the window. Not look in the mirror with her that we should reflect. We should take a good look at ourselves in the mirror but that is only gonna show what we already know will show us the image of what we already have but if you look out the window and have a look at what's going on around you you can actually learn a lot more. And it's basically the same point as frame was saying in this series. It's on netflix. Check it out. Pretend it's the city pretty funny actually or
"fran" Discussed on First Online With Fran
"We need to fix this now where that glue comes from what color it is i. I hope it's cold. Maybe it'll be silver. Maybe it'll be bronze. But i really really believe this with my heart and that we're going to be even more beautiful after this. Now you're making me cry. I believe in that. And i think that's the core that i have lived by you know. My entire life teaches for thirty years as a college professor as the driver instruction for young writing. I have seen i have witnessed. How play riding in particular has healed so many people because they have had been given the opportunity to express themselves on the page and to speak into explore the limitations of what we are experiencing today. What's driving core to create and to heal. I love that image. Joan of the pottery that image just represents everything about what we are exploring. How do you mold. That idea. Gary as a playwright. Well you wanna keep it on a very small level actually. I've made one person one person laugh or here to there is. I'm happy simple as that if you just touched the basic human emotions. That's a great start. I have to answer to your question. Random it's a multilayered question like yourself. I used to be an arts educator. In the new york city public schools through henry street settlement leader new city theater for new audience all different organizations and i would go in and see kids who were not being validated. Who they were and do a lot of reasons why and creating theater with them. It really helped them to blossom and be who they were. Voices were honored. That's the first thing that i i feel. That art is really important. You know on the education level for me personally. I had horrible thing happened to me. When i was a kid and i wrote a one woman show about it almost thirteen and i got to perform and i got to write it and it really helped me to to say it's okay. This happened to you. now let's move on. Let's acknowledge it. And i think that happens in plays we again. We hold this mirror up to our audience up to our society and say look. This is going on look at it. Let's discuss it. Let's have a conversation about it. I know all of the plays that i produced with my company equal actors. What we do is we always talk backs. Afterwards we bring in people who who are very expert in the subject that we're we're actually exploring so it's an exploring not only do we explore what the artists involved but we explore our audience. We say look come. Come here hanging out with me here. This story see this story. Live this story. Feel this story and let's talk about it and ultimately what happens. I think it it makes people undestand very deep level. it creates mindfulness. It's like i'm here now. In this moment talking to fran and gary and everybody else yet right but i'm mindful of me being here in the now history is important..
2021 NBA Draft Prospects to Watch: Cade Cunningham
"You've been a lot of your assignment is covering the big twelve So you get that one really up close and i know this year especially it's been a little bit different from you because a lot of those broadcast have to happen from home but you also have gotten on the road and been able to see some guys as well and because you're in the big twelve it means that you've got a very up close. Look at the guy that i think if i'm not sure it's a consensus but it's close to a consensus that he's the number one guy or at least the favourite to be the number one pick in this draft cade cunningham. Tell me your impressions. Early on from cade. Well what. I do every season. Especially because i cover the big twelve so indep elite get around in a preseason. Watch practice chad. I was a little more difficult this year. Honestly because it cova. But i did get up to oklahoma state early spy watch them practice. And and we've also done three cake cunningham games now one in person and so i think i do have a good feel for me. First of all. He's he's a you wouldn't see a unique quiry actually fits the nba more than he does college. Because you don't know when you look at a kids. He's listed at six eight. I would say he's probably six seven to two thousand five great build great size greyfield for the game. I actually think he's going to be as we've said this before about kids it'll be a better. Nba player in many ways. Because the floor is going to be spaced. And he'll be around. I great talent on like at oklahoma state right now where he's the focal point of every single defense and trying to keep him out of the lane. It's to the point where the other night against kansas when they played great oklahoma state. Bill self rarely goes to his own and even more rarely goes to a triangle in two and k gave them so many fits in the first half. Get sixteen at the half bill. Self is both defenses in again so what is right. Now is a playmaking linebacker okay. He's a he's a he's a mansion. I'll obviously that's gonna fit well in the week because of his size. He is a great teammate. To the point really. I had said a number of times this year. He's almost too unselfish. Because when you're that talented on a team that's not that talented. He almost should take over more. But great passer With great vision an innate feel for getting teammates the ball at the right time at the right place. nba teams are going to love this guy. Now that regard his shooting is is certainly not bad at all. The shots not broken. In fact. I think he's gonna end up being a really good shooter in the league. If there's a complaint about him right now. And i heard you john menaced. He's not really an explosive athlete. We think of nba you know high level nba athletes. I almost compare him to the offensive. Version of marcus. Smart in other words. Would marcus brings to a team. Defensively cade brings to the team offensively. He's going to do a lot of things to help you win. I don't know if i would automatically say he's one pickle right now because there's a couple of guys at the top of the draft that i like as much but i think the consensus is correct. If you had a gun to your head today and you're team with the number one pick. He would be very safe. Fit for the reasons. I mentioned one
How to be Brilliantly Resilient After Life's Sucker Punches with Mary Fran Bontempo and Kristin Smedley
"We're talking about how to be brilliantly resilient after life's sucker punches and we've all gotten psycho punches over the years fire nation and. Let's start with kristen. Where specifically did brilliantly resilient first of all your brilliantly resilient. It's it's when like you said john you get hit with a sucker punch and brilliant. Resilient people will be stunned maybe even knocked down ouch with. They're not knocked out. And mary. Fran and i have been sucker punched over and over again in life and then we came together by well you might say by accident but we know that the universe kind of aligns things for us right and when we started talking we realize that both of us had gotten knockdown not knocked out and we each had things that we did that were similar or exactly the same to reset our mindset in our lives rise with some really special parts of the formula and then the key we found that our skills and talents our brilliance. If you will just charted us on this whole new trajectory that we did incredible things because of those sucker punches it was pretty extraordinary and fire nation. And what that. I've really been diving into a lot recently. Stoicism and know the whole philosophy behind. That is doing what you can where you are with what you have. Because listen if we're going to dwell in the past and we're gonna look at our past sucker punches in just like let that dictator future than what kind of future do we have. Yes is a great to learn from our past mistakes past cycle punches absolutely to maybe adjust pivots going forward in the future but at the same time. It's like let's be here and the now and let's be brilliantly resilient after the sucker punches any positive way going forward and i love what you to have done together is. You've taken brilliantly. Resilient in you've broken out into three very specific parts which are reset rise in reveal your brilliance and i really wanna go through these three parts right now in a very chronological way. So mary fran. Why don't you start us off by talking about reset so the reset is this part. Where you kind of find yourself. Suddenly laying on the ground looking up at the sky going. What the heck just happened. The reset is what happens. When you get this sucker punch whatever it may be. It can be personal. It can be professional. You know we don't we. Don't judge over here. It can just be kind of being pecked to death by the little things of life you know so whatever you are sucker punch or train wreck would be. That's the part where you get to reset. And that is the part where you're inherent in this key. Inherent resilience comes in. You know we hear so much about resilience these days and everybody thinks it's this kind of nebulous thing that's out there that they don't have it's in you. You were born with it so when we talk about the reset it is resetting with resilience that you already have you know when you were you. Were a kid you you you learn to walk by continually failing but you didn't name it that at the time so you know it's there it's something that we can immediately rely on and with the reset. We have a couple of things that we talk about. We talk about a value system which is hugely important. We talk about your perspective and we talk about controlling the controllables but the values pieces the one that i think we wanna focus on right now right k. Yeah yeah. I'll actually if i can give a quick story with my own Sucker punch i was. I headed fully planned my life out of listeners out there that are chuck in those boxes every day and you get a real thrill from that and i got hit with my first. Two babies were born blind. That was nowhere in my preparation. But what i learned is it was the my perception blindness was the block in our life not blindness itself. If you can imagine it was how i was looking at it in terms of devastation of settlement fear and when i changed my perception then my boys and i and my cited daughter started on a trajectory of allowing them to achieve greatness. They were destined for but what happened to me personally in my own work and business and launching a nonprofit in the meeting with mary fran and doing brilliantly. Resilient is there. Were some core values in in how i live my life that once i aligned my parenting my business my nonprofit to those core values then the exponential success started any new core. Values are actually so important for you to establish which. I never would have thought this before. I really sat and studied it but it is so important that there was actually an episode of e o fire in december that was dedicated to core values. That they are that important. And i think mary has a few more things to add on on values. Yeah i mean one of the things. That i think is so profound. Is that these giant sucker punches. They knock you for such a loop that it takes so much away from you. It takes away your plans. It takes away your goals. It takes away your purpose but it takes away your identity. You know you define yourself in a certain way and then something happens. I found out on mother's day of twenty ten that my son was a heroin addict. I mean up to that point. I had an idea of who i was and where i fit in the world and where i was going to go in that moment all of that disappears but when you dig deep in those moments and when you're flat on your back that's when you get to do it you dig deep and figure out what your core values are. That's the beginning of your foundation for every rise. That comes after that. So there's a lot of powerful things. These leisure shared fire nation. I mean one thing that i really honed in on for any number of reasons is the phrase that mary fran used which is controlling the controllables and to me. That's actually very comforting phrase. Because listen things are outside of our control. I mean what are we really going to be stressing out about. I mean let's be honest. Chris and didn't have within her control. What happens when her children were born blind. But what does she then shift to after that. Initial you know struggle and shock while she shifted to controlling the controllables now. She has a nonprofit now. She's moving forward with us now. She has such a better understanding because she just said you know what. I'm going to sit here and this moment. I'm going to control what i can control these controllable variables. So there's a lot to be thought about under this reset section and fire nation. We may be kind of dipping back into these as we proceed forward but the next part is rise so mary fran what do we have with this section in the rise you wanna look at and again as you said j. l. d. all the stuff kind of works together in the rise. You wanna look at what you can actually do. And this is not living in the land of magical thinking here this. Is you know what we want. And and what we can do are often very different things but the things that help you figure out what you can do. The rise is all about the action step but the things that go into that are what are your resources. What is your skillset. And the big one for us is who is in your tribe and you know very often when we think of our tribe we think of what christian calls the ride or die folks. You know the ones who are with you your first level contacts. Who are your biggest cheerleaders and while those are the people that you definitely need in your tribe. They are not always the ones who are going to help you rise. Because they're often the ones who want a stroke your head and say poor baby when sometimes what you really need is a kick in the butt or somebody who's got a better or a resource that is not within your immediate tribe so we really encourage people to expand that tribe so you can figure out what your action step is gonna because it's all about the action.
4 Dead, Police Injured, Dozens Arrested After Siege At The U.S. Capitol, Washington DC
"Plan to arrest more than a dozen members of that pro trump mob that stormed the nation's capital yesterday. Leaving four people dead in the weights. There was no report of any additional violence throughout the night. It is calm there today. Now hours after the raid. On the Capitol building Congress of Firm President elect Joe Biden as the winner of the election. Capitol Police have identified the woman who was shot and killed by police in the capital is Ashley Babbitt. Let's get more from CBS News. The Capitol police chief calls the mob siege, criminal riotous behavior, and the FBI is saying it will make additional arrests. CBS is Jeff for gays. Those who did break into the capital could now face felony charges. There's some pretty clear pictures of people in all ways and hanging from the walls in the Senate chambers, Beware. I hope we're coming for you. Social Media video appears to show Trump supporters entering a security perimeter with little resistance from officers. In another post. People appear to be posing for Selfies with those in uniforms. CBS News Security analyst Fran Townsend says the volatile climate sets the stage for tension on January 20th. I think we have to take additional precautionary measures. I think there needs to be a new assessment about how we can beef up the security for the inauguration. Given what happened yesterday. Congress acted early
Trump demands Congress amend pandemic relief bill, issues controversial pardons
"President Trump has sharply blasted the bipartisan cove in 19 economic relief bill that Congress passed this week. He's demanding changes, including an increase of the $600 stimulus checks to Americans up to $2000. The Cove in relief package is part of a bill that also funds the government through September of next year. And if the bill is vetoed, it would be in a government shutdown. CBS political analyst Leonard Stein horns says there are many implications. This is a stunning turnabout that has the potential of throw Washington into chaos shut down the government. Delay essential aid to American families and businesses and leave renters and unemployed workers with few resource is to cope with their uncertainty, and there's another political twist to this as well. Because if the president follows through on his threat in Congress doesn't come up with an alternative voters in Georgia may take their frustrations out on the two Republican senators running for reelection in what is already a tight race. It is unclear how serious the president's threat he is or whether he would actually veto the bipartisan legislation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded quickly to the president's statement, saying she's ready to push for the $2000 checks. He's now asking for Pelosi posted on her Twitter page. The Democrats would bring the president's request to the House floor for a vote by unanimous consent before the end of this week, Mike DeBonis, congressional reporter with the Washington Post says that could lead to another standoff. There's gonna be a very brief session tomorrow in the House, a Democrat will come in Fran Tastic bill to do the $2000 Jack. We expect a Republican is going to stand up and say, Well, That's not all the president wants. He wants to get rid of other parts of this bill, so they're gonna object and say we got to negotiate this. But you know if that's the case, Democrats Musa a. We're not negotiating more. We'll do We just sign the bill that we already talked about. And move on. But that could just really spark and extended sort of stand off. That could mean among other things, the government shutdown people not getting the benefits they were expecting. And this could last. You know, frankly, all the way till Joe Bynes inaugurated on January 20th. Senate Minority leader, Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York, says he's hopeful the president will not veto the coronavirus package. He says Congress can pass additional funding in a subsequent
Rest Now with Kelly Balarie
"Hey there my sweet sweet fran. Kelly larry welcome to the living room. Hey joanna i'm so happy to be chilling on the couch with you from a distance but out together and i'm really happy to be here today. I'm telling you what we're we're abiding by all the social distancing what is it about two three thousand miles. We're snoopers kaushal distance masks but we are still distance right. Those you're in florida right. We knew i'm actually out carolina now. But i'm still south. You're very south than i'm in montana. So yes but you know what i love most about you is it feels like every time we talk. It just feels like you're right there in the room with me i just. I'm so grateful for your friendship. My friend. I know that. I'm not alone in loving you. Joanna i if we had an audience. Have everybody clapped for joanna. We all love in that includes You're touching currier. You're such her well. I couldn't wait to get you on. Because i'm holding your beautiful new book in my hand. Rest now seven ways to say no set boundaries and sees joy and we. We have been kind of journeying together. You've been holding my hand as i walk through my book project and In here all of a sudden is this gorgeous book that guide just birth through you in so many ways and so it's been fun to have kind of a little bit of a front row seat but what really inspired you to write this book. Rest now you know joanna earlier part of my life Pre-college i was the oldest is six kids and i had this really super over responsible personality where i thought i was mother to everyone and needed to keep my family together and make sure everyone went the right way and just manage everyone's world and so It almost felt like wasn't going to be okay. Unless i was managing it and i actually developed eating disorder because it was trying to be everything to everyone and ultimately i did not know who i was. I didn't even like myself. I lost myself through this whole mentality. That's kind of the intensive rest over time. I found jesus praise god. I was healed eating disorder but the flip side of the coin. I had these time periods. Where i was like going to be with god. I'm just going to sit with him and do nothing. And then i was like okay. Wait a minute this is not rest either. Like i didn't have peace. Like what is this thing all about. you know. So the book about rest now is really a journey into spirit led rest. And it's about connecting to the heart of god right when we think about the vine being connected to the vine abiding through christ it's how to activate that kind of life style on the daily basis and this is my story. I love that. I love that because you the reality is we are people with responsibilities and god has made us like that in fact. He says that he's created us to do good works in yet. Boy it is so easy to live from that place of striving rather than abiding. What what would you say is probably the biggest lesson that you've learned about the rest that god wants to give us you know. I think one of the worst things in life is to be anyone other than who god created you to be and for a large portion of my life. I felt i had to work hard to get things or to be more to show myself. You know a better performer. Were more beautiful or having that perfect house and the beauty of rest. Is it really strips. Back the curtain on a lot of bats striving an in that place of rest as i sit with god and understand his heart. I can see man. He love me. For what i do. He loves me for who. I am in christ and when you can realize how powerfully loved you are in christ and who you are. In christ you begin to uncover the reality and the power and the identity of who you are. There's almost nothing that can stop your full of life your content your keys. That's really the fullness knowing who god created you to be and then you can take that out and love people authentically versus needing something from them like i need. I need you need me. I want you to want me. And you'll that from people and that doesn't feel like law that feels like something operating from another realm but rest is the recovery of self that healing of self through the biblical truths of christ when we invite him in
Here's what Kelly Clarkson did to feel 'cleansed' amid Brandon Blackstock divorce
"Well kelly clarkson is now talking about how she is getting through her divorce from black socks during an interview with fran. Drescher on the kelly clarkson show france said. She renovated her entire house after her divorce. Because she wanted it to feel more peaceful while kelly could totally relate it. It's like you were in my last therapy session. Literally not only like redick. God new house very white and clean and it's the same reasoning and i also redid my office here. I looked at kevin. But i was like. Please help me make this make sense out. Like i need to feel queer. Click clinton's and just wanted to feel happy that make me feel really good Alley what do you think about redecorating. I mean i think there is nothing like design therapy especially out of a relationship where you're walking around. You're still in that same space everywhere you turn. You know opening a cabinet making them around a corner like oh there's where we had a kiss or a hug or whatever i think yeah clean it out move on freshening up one hundred percent good idea.
"fran" Discussed on First Online With Fran
"Today i have a very special gas but before i introduced her in my dream this morning i heard anti maims song. Open a new window opening a new door where she urges us that when one door closes another one opens during this pandemic of sheltering inside our homes distancing ourselves from each other looking for ways to reach out to our families our community has made us emotionally and physically suffering from covid fatigue. What to do. Where do we turn. How do we stay connected. This climate of disconnect the panic is palpable especially for parents and keenly felt by children in classrooms or lack thereof how to manage their education. How do you educate the whole child via zoom. The arts were perceived as an extra curricular activity before the cova crisis. How do we open a new door for teachers who are already stressed to the max balancing the rigors of required state curriculums to then also add an enrichment activity in the arts. Dr jen katona is my guest today. And she sought solutions to these questions. She's the president and founder of three looms creative education consulting welcome jam. I thank you for having me so you not only opened a new door for others but you also took a giant leap from being director and founder of the graduate program in educational theatre at the city college of new york to starting up a new business in the midst of a pandemic role. I did i did. What was that creative spark that prompted you to pursue this new endeavor. It has been something that. I have been thinking about for a long time when i was at city college and i was working with graduate students. I was working with pre and in service teacher candidates and my alumni were the ones that i thought about a lot though when they were in the program. You get so much mentorship through your coursework or your colleagues to seminar student teaching and then you go off as if now you know everything and you should be able to work in a classroom and in you know. That's just not the case. You need mentorship all along and there. There was constantly. Can we be doing for them. How can we continue to support them. And then when i left the university and and now i work for public school in school administration. I see it the same thing. Teachers veteran teachers twenty five thirty years in the field. Pandemic notwithstanding constantly need somebody just to tap on the shoulder and say my doing this writer. I have this crazy idea. Or where do i go for this resource. And so why not now right now. More than ever teachers need somebody to turn to or to connect with so often particularly in the arts. They are alone. Maybe there's a music and art in a theater teacher and then they have a little a little team but typically it's one for a whole building of six seven eight hundred kids and so somebody that they can email I envision this to be you know your lesson planning or you're you're pulling your hair out and just somebody to call and say what would you do in this situation. Have you ever encountered this before. You think i'm going crazy. And people been really positively receptive to this. They've really even if they're not using my services they feel a bit of a breath at other. Somebody i could turn so. If it got to that point. I know. I can betty emailer or make that phone call. I really like what you talked about. You mentioned things. One of the things is how isolated we all feel but also. I think it's really felt by teachers. Because you don't have that connection with the kids. You can't read that through the lens of zoom camera. Whatever technology that they're using so the first thing is 'isolation the second thing that you mentioned is that sustainability. How do you take what you know has worked in the past and reinvent that and continue to make it work despite the challenges that we're facing and the third thing that you mentioned is as artists as theater educators. We are accustomed to jumping off the brink to taking risks. I think teachers. In general have that capacity but i think theater. Educators really are trained in such a way that makes it easier for implementing dramatic strategies of all kinds in a math class as well as in an art class. How does your business address those issues. Yes so. I think there's two things there right. So there's this present moment of. How are we keeping our students engaged. There's a variety of ways folks in schools are approaching teaching during the pandemic so some have gone fully. remote thumb. have gone where they were. We call rumors zimmer's right so you've got some kids in your room and some kids at home and you're trying to connect and create class community and few are hybrids. You're only seeing one group at a time but one thing we hear commonly is how do i still what you were speaking to stay connected build ensemble and then for those who are fully remote. That's a long day on zoom for anybody but particularly think of a six or a seven year old who has to sit in front of a camera or a computer screen for eight or nine hours and the arts continuously. Are that answer to that question. Let's get them up. Let's move around in no matter. What the content area is. Get them stretching get them activating the in their body get them drawing their response rather than speaking their sponsor putting it in the chat box so i'm constantly just reminding teachers of of the artistic expressions in the artistic resources. They were already using in their classroom. And that it's okay for a kid to turn off the screen for a minute and do something else but three looms does in terms and again not couvert ratings in a post covid world. You know when you go through you know this family. You go through graduate programs and doctoral programs. You're constantly asked to be reflective on your own educational experience. You're constantly asked to write your teaching philosophy and i didn't know it when i was a kid but as i look back at my own learning experience i there's two classroom experiences that now in my mid forty one was when i was four years old and i went to a progressive kindergarten or nursery school. And when i was in sixth grade. And i went to a progressive private middle school experience. And in both of those experience they were play bass in both of those experiences they were inter inter interdisciplinary content. I remember so vividly sixth grade. We learned about the industrial revolution. We made a conveyor belt line and we all had our pieces that we made these wooden boats and that we sold them at a fair at the holiday fair. I can remember. I can tell you everything about my classroom. I can tell you every name of every kid in my class. I can tell you what. I ate for lunch that week because i had an emotional connection to the work and you shouldn't have to go to a private school or have this progressive education.
"fran" Discussed on First Online With Fran
"The more polarized we get it can be very tough because like i'll go to certain places and it's fine if there's Republicans in the crowd. And i'm a. I'm a live super liberal. Jewish democrat from new york but especially with trump. you would sometimes get a place where you just said trump. Even if i was doing a joke those poking fun at my own hypocrisy we just said trump and you would have a certain swath of the audience go how the energy in the room changes to like a rally and i remember i. Did this one joke wear. It was true so it someone on twitter. A democrat was like i vote for the democratic nominee. Even if it was adolf hitler. And i was like oh. I thought that was weird because nobody asked her that and like so. People are laughing in the room but then this this. I was in connecticut at a casino in connecticut and this guy was like yet there. You go. You'd rather be with trump. And i was like compared to adolf hitler and but he he changed the energy of the room and suddenly like dealing with like a kind of a fan. Who's like this. i'm just joking. i'm not here to change. I am not going to change. Minds of my comedy. I just most. I wanna make you go like. Oh that's that is yeah. Curious is the most insight. And a i think this pandemic gonna last four years in particular have made it feel. Would you can't not talk about politics. It feels like it has bled into everything. And i think it's a good challenge. Where like can. I come up with political material that even if you're a trump supporter you'll enjoy and maybe maybe you'll enjoy it and you'll go like he's got a point there and i'll do shows you lots of shows because you do corp. Corporate shows family reunion retirement community. They always say to you. They don't do any politics as a comedian. This party were like screw you. I try to always like get it. Get a get a cup of politics in there and do it in a way where no complains. It does well and if people laugh no one complains after the fact and you always have to keep better mind and that's so true. Because that's that's what i i believe in. That's why i started this whole podcasting. Frustrated at how people were just just being mean to each other. We have so much meanness. Glad we're not. We have to not look at our opponents as enemies biden said in a speech and i really believe that the arts are our supernatural gift. It's it's a way that we can heal people through our and i'm wondering you know. Do you think about that when you're creating these sets. Yeah i mean. It's i enjoy kind of dark twisted humor. And i don't fully think about like house is gonna help someone just like if i focus on making this joke..
"fran" Discussed on First Online With Fran
"In, you like you create something, but someone's able to take that over and keep it going and keep it going and keep it going, and let's talk about how are you keeping it going how are you keep doing this in these times? What are you? At, the moment we're we have launched. Ten Years Remembering of the Gaza monologues because it's years now, and so I've launched smaller a cold the lockdown messages. The lockdown messages are video recorded messages from. Whoever we could reach to from thousand five, hundred kids around the world who participated. Of course, we cannot get to the I. I wish we can. If we get one or two in each country that would be amazing because most of them. Changed their emails and their position where they are. So they started to really send out a recorded video recorded messages about what they remember of the Gaza one looks and what they want to tell the world and what they want to tell their peers in Gaza who? Passing by the global locked down because of the pandemic whether they have remembered or not the fifteen continuous years of the lockdown of Gaza and you know what you're saying only supports why I continue to do this podcast because as much as we are in quote unquote lockdown. The Art. Is Freeing. The Art is in your heart and absolutely what we do through our work is we tap into that love we tap into that generosity and kindness and remind everybody we are a single global unit here we have to care about each other and that's what your work does and that's why admire what you do so much i. love what you said. You know when you were talking about where breathless I mean how universal is that where we have I can't Breathe Move Matt United States. It's happening all over the world we are restless. We need to find our voice and that's what you're doing. How are you able with what's going on politically with this present administration? How are you dealing with what is going on between the United States in the Middle East. When I would say before I enter into a specific deals of the question I would say that Ari is bigger than phonics. It is much more genuine more universal politics is something closed minded. While art is a freeing energy. Freeing cosmic energy of course. Saying this, we are very much affected by the politics of the here and now and the politics of the word, and especially this twinning between the US and Israel saying this and you are here to stay for Schiller. Hopefully, we are. Yes. Yes. But me as a person, but us as people as well. So. No matter what they will do and they will keep on doing much more harm by the day they have changed the facts, the figures, the narrative, and the keep on doing it but they cannot really demolish our presence. We will keep on being Palestinians in Palestine and our land win for us in our hearts and in our mind in our action would continue to be storm. The theater of oppressed I'm I'm familiar with but I'm curious. Chanel. An exercise one of the exercises that you used when the kids to elicit a monologue from them could you talk? How did you apply? The of the press when I was working with the creative arts team. So I'm curious to know what how you used it. Well, I mean, the a games off the theater of the oppressed different games eight ignites the oldest senses. So whether you do the hitting the songs or whether you do the igniting the vision or the heating vision will be detached the the buddy in. So the exists ICES of games for actors and non actors if you know them or do you want me to tell you a particular one at the. Yeah. Yes. The was be the conflict one studying what the conflict is. For example, the one that that is for people walking and one is dancing. Do you know this game? So four people walking in the front line over that they know it is one thing in mind they woke. Bump. To bumper room one person behind them. Is Dancing and singing differently. So La la land. And then they turn they see the person who is different. They beat her or him down. First Time and then they woke boss. Then diverse it comes up the protagonist comes up. Works again, dancing to a different rhythm. Again be beating. Suppressing. Going A third time, the person which start to work. With the group. Bet. Was a simple exercise of off the many wonderful exercises of useful and it? It is to really explain more of a how we are. We could be different from. The jogging voices at on this that there are different hours. How one voice could really change. The Messenger voices and then how no matter how faint our voices no matter how weak we are or how more we are. We could really make our state or our our mark on the others and in the world so that that is one metaphor of what we were trying to present to our youth and how they could really work with these monologues on A. Bigger. Grander scale so both. Now and we're going to. Head. For the future. Well at the moment, a this particular want at home in Jerusalem. where I live at this moment of the artistic lives because of the panoramic rear. Facing hardships of like everybody else. Of course, we're not able to perform yet would not able to have audience in in our space, but we are back to the teaching aspect. On a smaller scale. Indorama particularly but in Gaza not yet but we will be starting because our programs with the students and with the with the exquisite students was able to pick up. With the university students is not yet but. We have managed a little bit to reform instead of doing place at the moment than forum place we will. We started to write Fordham. Fins. Oh some talk about that. How do you do that? So, Mike Leagues I attach Todd Banish be who's a writer is going to write a series of four shorts about immense battery theater. Sorry. EMANCIPATOR emancipatory education about problems and possibilities inside the education. System. And we will be filming it. Then opening the film. Online for the intervention of the. Assam. Housing. So that is so creative and again, this is how we adapt to the. Times. This is what? This is what art teaches us. I'm not what you said art is bigger than politics. Yes, absolutely I'm so excited about what you're doing and how you're moving forward, talk a little bit about the funding that you're seeking and that I will be sharing with. You, know as being an NGO and government that organization and being in a country that is fine that we do not have resources and we do not have at all. We don't take money from the government, not the Brazilian government nor so because also the government do not have money. So. We fundraise all the time to the international buddies organizations. The EU used to to be one of the main funders in for Culture in Palestine. But now no more get. The EU had imposed a new close a new condition that in order to take the money, we have to say that our political struggle is stack and this is completely Because we are. PEOPLE ARE UNDER OCCUPATION And even the U. N. grandson us to struggle against the.
"fran" Discussed on First Online With Fran
"Okay. Now them pick playing like the the parent and trying to know everybody special but everybody is special. They are doing very different things from different angles. Everybody's journey is super unique. One of the things I love doing before jumping on like you do too is just have a conversation before the call interest here, their journey, their story type of thing that you normally would nah. Here if you don't like the a France and I am just genuinely like. Any stories not only can you find reflection yourself in there you also get inspired of the things that everybody else overcome. It's never one to innovation creations that you usually see all the. Painful process all the things people need to overcome either on a cultural level on family level or on skill level. You only see the more beautiful successful picture and I love to hear these stories and Phil grounded also and just realized right now the time is not the same as before and there's a lot of pre judgment. I even have still even though in the circle a lot that I can go I guess that has changed and update my inner files to Orleans a great connor. So they are a wonderful rainbow of colors cannot be picked up with you bring your bringing up something else that I've been thinking about is we are in a very dire traumatic time. and. As someone from Chinese heritage. How has this whole racial divide awareness impacted you and your work this topic is quite grant I can go many different ways if I want to bring my heritage in days I, think over time over the journey of me going from fashion designer to fashion marketing adviser into Edgy -Tainer is a journey of appreciating myself an mixed heritage that have I remember beginning to trying to get rid of my accent's you trying to blend in in the way that's more fitted to a western culture. Like way by its while ago then little by little you start noticing now you trying to blend into your working firemen than you trying to blend maybe suge friends or people you hang out with until the day you go. Well s all of these. It's pretty tiring to be everybody's bunny that what they think bunny is and just kind of go back to your childhood when you do things that just makes you happy. But also incorporate will you have learned as adult it? How that? Affects on everybody else not the judgmental a side not what they think you are but more of effect you have if that is all positive than just be you that's what's so wonderful is that you can serve as a role model young Chinese Asian girls will see you and say if bunny. So, can I why not? and. You lift up these young people and validate their art, their vision through your work and I i. just applaud you. I'm just so old that you are doing this kind of work and making this kind of of difference, which is why I wanted to have you on my podcast and just talk about from the start of your project to where you are now, and where do you see going forward going forward now that I have my own it TV series on. Site of seasonable fashion I am actually working on a series where couple of media companies turn it into a series for streaming either a netflix level war by size content for platform. Costa to. And also looking at. Bordering international channels China us global talk about things that I really find fascinating up cycling sustainability and fashion. Do you have a favorite project? My, I have to tell you my favorite project is the one where you made these beautiful classy clutches from recycled wine corks I one. How do I get one? Oh. Yeah. When I have my soc- level gift shop details on all different. Brands and artisans I fell. Put. Their beautiful products into my shop? A really I think she's still making it. I can't connect you with her afterwards and the core clutches are from recycled Cork, from Portugal. They may be I know they have even color ones I really like what you see like little color facets in between all the brown beige interest gorgeous toss over. It's beautiful. I printed out a picture of it. It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure what I'll do is I'll add the links. So people who want to buy and purchase some of these products can look it and purchase it for themselves. Well it looks like this is a rap. And no pun intended bunny I am just so thrilled that you got to share all of your ideas with me and I can't wait to see what's coming next congratulations. Thank you so much. So prepare for my show coming up I would definitely you. Thank you for having me I. Find out more about what Fran is up to go to our website at first online with Fran Dot Com. This program was produced by March Hare Media and recorded at cheap studio productions. But? Move..
"fran" Discussed on First Online With Fran
"From me. Oh. Okay. I was freaking awesome. Did you handle that situation? I honestly almost I will get security outskirts time. I was holding my pat. I didn't have my phone on me to take a picture. So now I'm in the audience looking Obama holding up this big device and thinking to myself, please don't think I'm trying to hold up any weapon. What an honor, how did you make the leap from seeing all of this fabric that was just being discarded into a vision and then into a profitable business plan? How did you break that down? How did you do that? Always been a very fearless person I. Am I just don't think that shouldn't go for it. Anytime I have an idea hard not hard possible not possible I always like to just least take that first step for me at the time it was just hey, all of these beautiful material getting wasted. Let me do something about it. They weren't this like a Ha moment when Com Soleil our planet is in trouble do something now I always like to find the voice, the profitability, the reason the more empathetic way can work together, not just saying, Oh, this can only be great because you not making money and because you're NGO ain't doing out of your heart, it can't be both it can definitely be something that you can live off of and be good for the planet. So like fast forward to now, I have worked with a lot of company how to help them conveyed their equal messages in. To something that's more resume that resonate with audience more and also I incorporate their marketing production waste into the marketing campaign. Can you share give us an example? How did you? How do you see something working for something and say, Hey, think about it this way because that's what artists do artists think outside the box and artists are also very much committed to making our world a better place to live, and this is what attracted me to you as a person is that you're not just making money you are paying it forward in so many ways that's what I just admire about what you're doing. Thank you. Thank you for me working with brands I always want to know their desired outcome example the Tom Shoes were they want to do is have a great opening for their China stores. So I work with local designers and grabbed their defective shoes and create one of a kind pieces for the openings. The idea was to auction off the shoes, but the outcome was so great and everybody social media posts, posting and cost. So many pictures they actually decided to tour the shoes of for all their open. Oh, my gosh. Yeah, that was really great and on the bigger bulk part when you have defective shoes when come to shoot brand, they're like marking on or there's a grubber group print saying that cannot be removed. A lot of time will you can do is just honestly I not saying that that's the only way. But when they come to big quantities, if you just donate to another facility in other countries, there's like a whole load process. So I do is I. Find a after school kids program and they take the They were able to paint on the scene no longer Kency the defect, and then they get the Philippines for the most needy apart for the brand that means they don't have to pay the money to burn the shoes or warehouses shoes. They get a marketing piece out of it to get their shoot fix for free and they get tax write off when become donation situation ran when land. On My. What I also noted about this whole process that you have created is there is an educational component, and as you may may not know I was an English and theater teacher highschool for thirty years and I was also an adjunct professor and educational theater at Nyu, and one of the things that I always look for is how can I take what I know and? Pay It forward and that's something that you do. Yes. It's really fun to work with all the brands and all, but there's also a lot of crecy for me. I see all the content out there when come to ability usually really long doll and full of guilt like not doing enough you need to be a better person when we are living in very stressful. Community and environment especially right now, there is a low grey stress already in your day to day life. The last thing you want to do is look up a giant piece of article with terms that you don't understand and trying to I'm air quoting educate yourself. So I, want to make the well content like how I want to consume it short funny and just enough. So I can see the hope and the possibility the call to actionable I can't do instead of just like you're back person but the secondary it's also A very selfish reason is i. need a creative l. let myself being in fashion in marketing focusing ability for twenty plus years I'm in lot of circuit on panels and speaking each man in keynotes. But me myself I am loud I'm very colorful. I'm Asian Look Y'all if I don't put out a certain persona or V I look I in turn others and nothing wrong being loud and flashy at peacock around it. Just you give yourself extra barrier where people to prejudge before they get to know you and maybe tiring and You have that feel and the look for other people out there who is feeling the same thing just like why does each industry has to have their distinctive look or type cash? You can do it whichever that fits your personality and not just trying to fit in with the mainstream is like that's another reason why inspired me to start that segment AF is all the gen Z. out there. That we constantly talking about it, they gonNA change the world. But if you go to the conferences, you don't really see getting invited bear speaking of the project and with my Segman Eko af I really want to give a platform for all the ECO innovators out there to talk about their coolest seasonable projects experiences combined where their innovation creativity and I just go what? I'M GONNA start that segment so far. That's only been like two months. I have interviewed students from central Martin in London who's tighening packagings into fashion. Kids in Turkey who's turning food waste into fabric dye into their collection on talking to bio-fibre cater. That's back. into new fiber and use a bio mimicry to make better material and bioplastic, and about to talk to somebody who's doing allergy yarn just like incredible projects in they're still all in. Just Amazing Bravo because as a high school teacher I, never underestimated what my students could do. There was never any thought of me thinking. Well you're only fifteen years old. You're only seventeen years old my feeling was hey. Fifteen year olds, sixteen year olds seventeen year old. You can do something you can make change I mean look at Greta Thornburgh, how amazing is that and I'm just so glad that there are people like you who see the promised in these young people and say step up to the plate. Here you go. Here's the bat, knock it out of the park. Good for you buddy. Yeah. I do think you when you were talking to me before about being raised in China. and seeing this work and changing this work is your family any part of this ability for you to create this kind of work? Did they play any role? No. Personality, and how I always embraced the individual. Yes. That's my mom raising. Always speak up to one I feel it's right. She kind of free range me raising. Great because China at that time, it's all about the rules cure teacher doesn't matter if you stink is right on the odds I have always been the type of kid questioning if you are asking me to do certain things if I don't see a reason, why am I doing it but because I was made in China and exports us when I was twelve I don't really have that base vocabulary on the technical term on Chinese language..
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"And remembered. How about Michelle, Obama by did Michelle, Obama I've done to Michelle. Obama's Carbon Marquette that like how did he manage to? Take your? and. Manufacture it in a way that so many people could buy these. Well though sex. We're all one of a kind. They weren't none of them were manufactured. They were all made by hand every inch of it by me in my living room, I did not do the marketing. I would make them at home with the help of my youngest kids. Friends 'cause they would come in. My kids were mortified in the beginning. It's like us. She's doing now what she's doing now what she's making but their friends. They weren't my kids. Their friends really intrigued I loved it. There was one time I was making something. In one of my youngest sons, friends came in who all my kids friends. They keep their friends forever. So I I've known them. Since they were five years old, my youngest my baby is now almost twenty eight, and they would come in, and they would watch what I would do, and they would give me suggestions and I love suggestions, and I love how I thought and I loved when I. I was writing books and read them out loud to them. They were brutally honest and say it's really boring right now, and they were always right like. Thank you, so I would take out chunks, so there was one time. I was sitting here and Sam. My youngest was upstairs doing something and I had probably six of his friends sitting around talking to me that what I was making. It was a fact. I'll back then I think maybe I'd gone onto paper Shea because I used to be puppeteer. As I said there, too many things to go into of my creative past, because I really started at age, seven of being a creator, but Sam came downstairs, and there I was with all his friends, and he looked at me, said mom. Don't you have any friends your own age? It was really funny. I was here first, and they all came in so anyway. Having his friends love what I did certainly gave me a lot of credit. Credit in my own family friends that would say I know someone in a gallery can I bring this to a gallery and see what they say and I'd say go right ahead. I'm going I'm just too shy. It's something I'm shy I. DON'T WANNA promote myself. That's just not who I am. My goal with my business. My manufactured work was to be in the Fokker and I got into the folk art, my first year and truly. Everything else I feel.
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"Thriller alerts where two months after I finished treatment. I ended up doing a forty mile bike marathon. And I didn't think that I could do it. And I remember the morning of the bike marathon I was with my friend Wendy and a couple of other friends and I said to all of them. You know what I said. I'm not going to finish this, so don't worry about that. I'm going to go as far as I can go maybe about ten miles and then I'm going to drop out the. Don't you worry? And I said I'm going to do the best that I can, and then on the bike marathon I hit mild ten, and then mile fifteen friend, and then mild twenty and I was like Oh. My Gosh I'm going to do this, I. I can't believe I'm GonNa do this, and then I was hitting the last few miles. It's it ends last. Part of it is on the Verizon Bridge which is huge bridge, and this isn't a show and I kept pumping my legs and I was like I'm GonNa, do this I'm going to do this? And then when I descended down the last half of the bridge and I could see the finish line Fran. It was the greatest moment of my life I was gonNA. Do it I said Oh my God. I'm doing this I'm doing this. And when I crossed that say this line. It was the most triumphant. Day of my life, because not only did I finish the marathon. It represented finishing and crossing the finish line with cancer. And I remember. My friend said to me. You Know Valerie I. Know You said you didn't you didn't think you were going to finish it that she goes? You know what? Wendy said I knew you would. And so that part of the the of the pink coke is that finish line and that finish line for all of us. The crossing that finish line to get the justice, we want to end the corona virus, and and everything that we need to do in our lives we can do, and the other thing is. That humor is so important. And when I was when I was in treatment, I actually kept performing Improv while. I was in treatment and data really helped me. Whenever I felt well enough I was still performing I had no hair. I've put.
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"Of reminds me of that movie silkwood where they had to sequester narrow street for being exposed to radiation so in the Radiation Room. It's this huge door with those sides like radiation do. Do not enter, and it's like this giant wizard of Oz door that just slammed that like a billion beaks deck, and you're by yourself getting radiation, and that to me was the hardest part because with Chemo. You could have someone in the room with you right, but you can't have that radiation, so I take them through that and I also want educate. Educate because when in my show and this is part of that I was allergic to chemo drugs, and I kept getting sick and I knew something was wrong and I kept telling the doctor. You know I keep getting these really bad reactions, and IT TURNS OUT A to test I was allergic to drug, and they had to stop that Chemo, but it. It wasn't for me, saying you know what it's a red flag. Something's wrong. I wouldn't have known I was allergic to. It had not spoken up and then with cancer, and this is also in the show. I got cancer third time, but before I found out officially I had cancer I actually called my doctor 'cause I was having these weird pains and. And I said he know something is wrong. I said I think. I have cancer again and they were like. Oh, no, you probably don't. It's a cold chest muscle and it turns out that I was right I. Did have cancer again and had I not said anything who knows how would have much longer. This would've passed and a testament to say you. You know never ever ever not listened to your intuition, and so the thing about the pink coke is giving hope to. It was very hard to not put everything in the show, but there were key moments such as the radiation scene and the bike seeing I have in the show a bike marathon thriller alerts where two months after I finished treatment. I ended up doing a forty mile bike marathon..
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"I remember as I woke up. And she could see the payment I was in from having a complication with the cancer. And she looked at me and she said I wish it were me instead of you and I just said mom, don't say. I'm like well. I'm don't say that. And I remember when I was diagnosed with lung foam, and even though I'm the pink cold, arrive straight I'm not going to sugarcoat this either. There were hard down days that I had that. When you, your strength comes, and there's a saying that I love that. I live by that says from an old acting dry had tried to vet that said. I need my tears to get to my steel. And it is not a weakness to cry. It's not a weakness to be sad because it's something that shows your strength and vulnerability, and there's nothing nothing to be ashamed of for that. So when people say on Soy, I'm crying. Never ever apologize and I remember when I had the Boma and I just was diagnosed with my parents were with me and I got the phone calls from the doctor's office and I was crying and crying, and my dad literally picked me up from the floor. And held me and said we're going to fight this. Come on, girl we're going to do. We're going to do this. Don't you worry you're going to be fine. And that the court and the one thing to I wanted to say because we're going through this. And how many articles Fran have seen about the anxiety? People are having all all over from shelter in place from a deluge of news that every morning you wonder. Are we still going to be here? The hurt from the protests, the violence, the shootings, the coronavirus, the.
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"Powers inside of to get through all of this and the one thing I wanted to say is I am a crazy comic book fan? and. We have to look at those superheroes that we see for moral and DC comics that they became superheroes because of tragic circumstances made them who they are today like that man right? He's thought his parents get shot and killed, and he became Batman Superman lost planet and his parents, and he became a superhero, and even when you look at Magneto from X. men he had. It's based out of. The Holocaust and he became who he is because of the circumstances of the Holocaust and the same with Captain America. He was born out of the wars that we were fighting so all of these superheroes that we see you know. Even Spiderman got bit by a spider tragic bite and he became fireman, and the hope to identify the most with the the hulk became the hulk, because he was susceptible to that the radiation in an experiment. He became that Superhero where he used his anger to do. Do Good Life. And all of these superheroes we see across the board on all comic are made from D. circumstances where they want to change the world and make it a better world, and with a pin colts my little superhero. pity.
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"That have happened in the US, and globally with so many different things, and it's really been amazing so with my show I fueled by what I see at the bravery of everyone that I see the essential workers. Out, there at seven PM classic every night to take them because without essential workers, and all the people who are making things happen behind the scenes while we had been sheltering in place have really kept us going. I'm crying right now. I know I'm I've actually I'm actually tried to fight back here? Because we need hoping back, friend would be I met each other. We were at a theater and we both we both saw each other, and we both with Karen. And we all three held our hands to cry, because we wanted better lives for ourselves, and who knew like so many months later that those tears are the same tears that everyone around us, and in the world are shedding light now and that how we held hands together to tell each other. We're going to get through this and I'm saying. Saying now we're GONNA. Get through this to all of us together in unity, and after our lovely podcasts that again I'm so grateful for I'm going to be a guest on stars in the house where I had written spoken word piece about decrypt the virus and the injustices going on and be doing that live this afternoon to express how I feel as akin coke in these circumstances, and how we have to reactivate those pure.
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"That we have a long road ahead of, but I'm very confident that we will prevail, and it is difficult and we need to also. Turn. To each other to help each other through all this and to be unified which when you see all these protest, it's really amazing. The unity from all over the world and all of them are very. You know it's not just people of color that are marching. It is people from all backgrounds, all religion race gender. There's such a unity that I think it's never really been seen before on this scale, and even the little towns I've seen in Europe and smaller towns in the US. Everyone is rallying together to fight injustice in the world, and I it really is incredible so I. Know There's a lot of pain and. and sadness with the krona virus as well, but we are all also being unified in wanting to wear masks and social distance and unifying not too, so we are not spreading it, but we're going to be flattening that curve, and I'm confident to with all of the research that I'm seeing on the news that something will happen. We'll don't be a vaccine though I have no doubt they're going to be hoping the future. I know times are tough right now, but we just have to keep the faith that things will get better and they will, and already you know I'm living in Manhattan in new. York is opening up. Early but surely and we're still protesting I with masks on and doing our best to social distance with that chew so two huge movements are going on right now with health and social justice, and it really is incredible and inspiring. You brought out three really important point. One of them is that the protests are not endangered though. And similarly art. Is Not done in vain. So often are is perceived at being extra curricular. We are not going to see the other. For a long time, the one of the point that I think is important. Is that your art? Is Making a difference, your show and the second point that super brought out was the help of unity that this movement is creating and the reforms that are coming as a result of it. How do those three point connect to the work that you're doing to advocate the.
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"Running. We had a waiting list. We were so out nine straight. We were so out and the only reason that close. Because we started getting bookings Detroit's other places Christmas show in another show in another show and so we just and the the snowball just kept getting bigger and you are celebrities. Because I gotTa tell you I guess. Put a little thing on my facebook page. That said that then it'd be chatting with the colonized sisters This week on my podcast. I mean I can't believe you guys are leveraging you saw people get a stock or I just been waiting salary. Guess that rigging and that's the other. He'll have to travel the task than the journey today. Our show is about cooking. Our show is about. Italians are show is about family and the importance of family. I miss a off family. Minestrone was always like this. It didn't matter if you were our blood family. If you somebody brought a friend home or whoever and you know it was come sit down. Have some pasta. We're about to sit down to eat. Stay that's just what you did. You didn't turn people away because you they were hungry. Everyone's always hungry doesn't matter so you assume they're hungry and they need to be so you feed them. That's what you do. I'm taking a bite him discussing. I just thought speaking of exactly and and in good faith because the good faces. You're hungry someone will do for you. That's just the way that we grew up. You know. In general parents want the best there is. There went their kids to always be fed have shelter and the arts are certainly not a stable base neck. You don't have that security that some nine to fibers half per se. But in my opinion. I don't even think that nine to find fibers have the security that they think they do anything so. We got a little bit of perspective. I I started going into beauty pageant. Were and my voice of I. Don't resist it away. She wanted you know me to pursue more. Get secure things but at the same time. She's still supported. I says as her children and his people and she wanted us to to follow our dreams and follow a heart so there was like this sort of clash between. Oh No. You shouldn't do in that. You should be doing this. 'cause that's safer but at the same time they were like over brings you joy so it was a little bit about his a little bit about and it kind of grounds us to where we are today with your show. It's it's our crippling of comic light support. Judge to try and get people some happiness and joy some laughter connection into until we can come out of this social coma do and I mean we. As humans have an animal instinct to congregate touching interact lost right now more some more than others because of being living alone versus living with family. You know I live with my sister. The brother John Stairs. That's so Carmelo's complaints all the time about certain physical touch that she don't forget about to get some touch right now. Woman inspect stuck with the sister is a blessing and a curse. Talia this show to be away for people to have some comic relief make them laugh right. Laughter's Best Medicine. Have THAT STRESS RELIEF. Right now it gets real bleak for people. I'm sure you know we get messages. some people say. Thank you for doing that. I was looking forward to it all week or this was a tough week and that was a really right and it was a big bright spot and people are very appreciative for it. People are very you know. We're also do. We have other efforts going on right now. Given the given circumstances so appreciative of those as well. So what the only reason why we keep pushing even with our stance out the things that we would hear her one woman say that is came up to set a meet and greet after the show and she said I lost my daughter over two years ago and I haven't laughed since and I just spent two and a half hours laugh at my fight off so she said something like that was so important to the thing is in the face of adversity. These kinds of experiences are so important for people in terms of a coping mechanism. We would do the things that we met you at And so we were doing greet. Afterwards people take pictures and there was a big crowd of people and then the crowd started to part. It was like a red seat and this little woman with really short cropped white hair came through and scrammed my hands and she goes. I already crying. She was and she says. I just had to meet you and say thank you because you were videos on youtube or the only thing. That got me through Chemo. For everybody's crying at that point but it was so lovely to me. You know at that point. We were having a hard time than the run of the show quite naturally and physically and you goes like in our dressing room like this why you keep covering. This is why we do it. He was right there because it does make a difference. Even our silliness makes it different. I really believe that the arts are a spiritual gift to help us to heal to be all that we can be. You know what canes is there. There is a reason why people talk about the news. That is that you're talking about. And then all of a sudden that divine inspiration as they say pick you and suddenly it's connecting to that spirit training and the arts have always been a way for people to talk about what they're going through whether it's emotional weather. It's about social political. It doesn't matter it's always been used as a way to get a message across to communicate to have to deal with major issues. You know something Carmelo yet. You're saying something that's really important. I I totally agree with that. Because one of the things that the arch do is. It gives us perspective kind of forces us to see things of somebody else. That's what makes art such a gift. You have it like a song that you really love singing million we do. I mean I think it's we put in our first show but I say case awry. That's what I was GONNA hang around. Iraq is one of my favorites K. As their The Ri- whatever will be will be. The future is not on just three rides. I it's so funny it's really is good message even for right now. There are things we cannot control. It's hard as we went to control every aspect of life. We can't so it's important to realize. Sometimes you gotta go with the flow. Sometimes whatever will be will be amen. I can't say anything else after that. Yeah absolutely and hate girls. I know before we wrap this up. I know the two of you have a very special project going on. We have an ongoing effort. Were doing I don't know if you know this France were at the time when we were doing a show together. We in addition to join the country. Our state show. We also are pampered. Chef consultant you actually long island's when we were lifted her comes up after the show. You your cooking dancing using kitchenware anyways you might be selling clerkship and when we started to use the product we fell in love with them and so that we do that. Maui sidelight as well but anyway one of the ongoing efforts that we're doing is for every thirty five dollars. Someone donate we. It adopted nurse at any every thirty five dollars. Donate we actually purchased a making take jar lunch debt which is brilliant little thing this jar that can retaliate or soup and the LID is compartment for Croutons or dressing or whatever it comes with a little sites neck chart they can put pudding or a carrot sticks or whatever and the orchestra and a little carrying case for it so we buy one of those for somebody we you put him in a gift back. We put a little special note on it and we drop these off to Mount Sinai nine to be taken back to the nurses and healthcare professionals. That are on the frontline fighting this for us and just as a little special. It's a sex small token it really is but such as like a little. GonNa gratitude and a thank you. So that's ongoing. Doctor Nurse Effort. We actually just dropped off twenty seven of them outside yesterday. That's awesome honeys. Yeah and the security guard from the. Icu comes to the front desk and takes them back for us. We actually don't like give it to ourselves to anything bat. But it's not about that. It's really just about knowing that there's GonNa be a bright spot in someone's otherwise crappy day you know what I mean. Have you heard from any of the nurses like do they know that you don't attach our name to it because the donations coming from so many different people and again really not about the recognition? It's just about providing a spot so you know what I mean and so we just send them back. We just send them back. We could you know. We know that there's no way to truly say. Thank you for what these people are doing. Anything is GONNA fall short so we figured well. Hey you know we love food and we know these poor people are working on stop and what they're going to go to the cafeteria in a hospital or to a vending machine where like Could know bring something from home a little soul food from how well I promise you that the next time we get together? I will bring a batch of my mom's homemade this study and tell her I work cappuccino together. Thank you so much it was. It's so good to hear you. Oh what's on your docket for the next show. Doing another game night on Wednesday Wednesday at seven allies feed with another game nights it. That'll be what that may thirteen ten. Twenty s team and NFL a game and we some storms a laugh riot. Do you have the tax down now to slash not. I'm trying to do with better but you know I don't know we'll see what happens. I'm praying I'm praying to guys have technology for them so good news act- well we will get through this case US awry. What will be will be? I of not either bank. Okay and we'll be in touch thank C. K. Santa Okay. That's another episode Haram. Read more about my interviews with Lita movie. A former student of mine who is a public children's author of Edward Gets methods published by Simon and Schuster. Which is here to lie to the show. He has another coming up. And you can't wait to hear the mind that do you still loud and stay in..
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"This is what you're doing. 'cause yeah in general. I feel like with anything. Always going. Throw you punches. You've gotTa Roll. Right and it's not always easy and you know white and south come in long row near impossible. I wasn't gonNA say darn but I switched. I'm pelote on the found but yeah it can really difficult but I find that actually put your focus on trying to create your own things the problems that you deal in ways it gives you a whole new outlook and you can even find some new thanks to add to your regular routine when things get get that like what time an industrial while the start off with. I am absolutely horrible at anything to do with the computer. I'm talking I'm terribly so I'm terrible. Ways Technology I you get near anything. It's like I have this. Are that just makes everything go wrong kind of course into learning how to use these tools? Better which king for anyone in the art that's kind of where the world of the Arts Hannity come. La. You're hitting on something that I think is so important and I think as artists because we're so willing to put ourselves out there. We're willing to push the end. Well Yeah we feel and you get what I knew we rise up you get vulnerable your show the world and then the world sets we love you and you go. Oh I'm allowed to be. I'm allowed to show that I'm human so Dalcin Gary from you call now is Dominating this conversation that's usually you know why those guns were GonNa ask me. Frontier are ritual question. The thing that I wanted to know how cute now this was what it was supposed to do. We it just happened. And they've got the convoluted story but like and we were doing catering together but we always integrated songs leaving what we were catering we think then. We started a public access cable. Cooking show called Mancha Telliano is on. Wfan for Awhile and somebody said make that into a student show and so we did back in two thousand nine. We started states. You probably know that you were doing it this long. I decorate over a decade now and we were only supposed to do it for three weeks. We thought Oh we'll do it. You know we'll see what happens. Maybe other people who wanted to like we'll send it off to licensing other people both play. We were so excited. We become characters but it kept.
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"Hey welcome back. My friends to another episode of first mindless France has no place like art and Boy. Have Specialty. New Homeless Yin Colin marae system? Now I just posted a little facebook thing as a cheeser to let people now that I'm going to them and I got this huge fun. They will not need an introduction. And you'll see what I need. Though he'll let's bring on come. Mummy sisters down fees and come now up. Welcome to the show. Oh so here we are. It's hi girls how are you? Oh my gosh I miss you so much do you you miss name of criminal. Here's how much do you miss me? I miss you flush Atlanta packing hung around the neck And a barrel and a screen. There's Oh did you ever play that role. Friend all my. Up Perfect is Adelaide. I know it's been on my bucket list among many other things so girls. I had not seen him since. I did that. Show in Philly and I got to catch your act and you know that was quite a while ago so much time. I made a little stuffy so I have a Cappuccino in front of me and some some discussing you know like bring enough to share with Fran. I well this is virtual little coffee. Klatch thing has an actor. I this is sensory details so I will. I just communicate to you as we're talking. I'm having my Cappuccino and day because you get married. You know girls that I I don't cook but I always so funny. Considering you come from an Italian fairway I know one a ten and I just did not want to learn how to cook. But I do know how to make my mother's discussing and that's to die for so we're GONNA be talking about favorite recipes in a minute but first I wanNA find out. What have you been up to since your cell and silly. Oh well I mean a lot. We were still traveling. The country obviously with our state because we have ten of them more than ten of them now all over the country with we went out to California and we opened up Boston. You know you on Long Island at studio that Reuters. Yeah Lizard Hearse. Yeah I know you're so. Tell me how the shows evolve. I mean do you suck with Recipe this is somebody who doesn't know how to cook. So how do you cook up these ships Kelvin? Basically what happens as I mean first? We got a million ideas. I mean you're talking to some very creative people so we come up with a basic idea of something that would make a good subject. Matter for instance we have our wedding show that you saw you also have all he's saying. Sakala marry sisters where we actually have to cater a Jewish Shiva. Not that that would happen. But it's a great idea right so we take and we have a creative team that works every closely resigned and so our main writer director. His name is Jay fell down. He actually writes our first three after and then brings it to the table and we all read it through and we. You know talk about some ideas. There's an actual script which I'm surprised at as an audience member it just. It seems so organic and just like you were just doing this on the spot. It's kind of like a blueprint you start with back now except there's a script we don't always follow it but as I'm sure what we also do and it was actually during that time that we first met you and is they used to call him. I sisters started out as sitting. Shiva with the calories. This and we actually get a reading of it right there at the theater that we were doing where you were doing to. Your mom moved joining the wedding show. We always test them with the reading. In front of an audience. We get their feedback. We implement some of the feedback into the next draft. Girls get experience. Wouldn't it come from your so talented Well mean first off. Flattery will get you everywhere so. Thank you remember honestly. It grew up from my experience growing up with talion family. Our family generations. You know the matriarchs passed down there cooking techniques and all of that even more important is just define that we always had in the kitchen. You know the kitchen is the hardest house so our our grandma passed down stuff to mob has and we were always in the kitchen. We're always playing such fabulous Italian place Jean Rosemary. Clooney you know some Sanchez. And that's why I'm so shots Fred. Like when you grew up in your tank family wasn't wasn't everybody always in the kids pro and yes and my mother used to get so mad because it was the smallest room in the House and I'm one on one attention everybody would be in there and that's my mother's making the source would start early in the morning on Sunday. And then we go to math and then we come back and here. But during the course of the Celeste cooking and the meatballs and we would be eating the doll and she would be slapping trying to get out of the kitchen and this was what I grew up and then I. I didn't think I was Italian. Just thought I'm like oh. My hand is like everybody else and then. I found out it's like not every culture does it. So this is my experience and this is what well then you James. Hey you can cook now. Well you know what I grew up in the sixties and seventies so I was My you had small kitchen. Did you guys have to kitchens? You have the kitchen downstairs kitchen upstairs with just one catch now. The only had one kitchen. Yeah we have we have the two I mean. Now it's now it's a little brother's little apartment 'cause slack but yeah how'd you're probably doing no Lazy Lazy? He loves this. He was always wanted to stay home. Video Games commercial going on right now where they actually use the word couch potato tree and has gleaned. Dong that and he's knowing I'm like yeah. You've been doing your civic duty for the past thirty years. Yeah Yeah you know family. You can't live with them and or without him. I think that's the way he won't touch. Let me tell you. He said he's social distancing himself from the gifted how you doing your show. I mean I saw some stuff on facebook and you will have some technical difficulties. I'm trying to be kind of hear. I hear it did very tail. We are about live event. That what we are. And that's what we do you adapt during this time but we aren't technical. You know what I mean but and and the reason we're doing it just because it's making a difference. People are having a good time. People are saying it's a bright spot in their week and I said I told them the last time I was like only for you people only because we get so much. Are we willing to fail? So colossally on a weekly basis. Yeah really it's rising to the occasion. I mean we can look at that situation if you open your heart and you just pass it forward..