35 Burst results for "Franken"

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign

The Young Turks

08:37 min | 2 months ago

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign

"Have been moving fast. In governor cuomo's ever expanding set of scandals of the past forty eight hours from the news that his office apparently reached out to a number of different former employees to see if they'd spoken to The first accuser which seems weird an intimidating and it turns out that a former aide says that it was in fact intimidating and she felt bewildered by it to yesterday during an emergency meeting and state assembly announcing is going to be Starting an impeachment inquiry involving both the allegations of sexual harassment and assault as well as the nursing death scandal to about forty percent of his entire parties members in the assembly in the senate signing on asking for him to immediately resign and then there was this morning when representative alexandria ocasio. Cortez tweeted that after two accounts of sexual assault four counts of harassment. The attorney general's investigation. Finding the governor's admitted nursing home data from the legislature in public saying we agree with the fifty five plus members of new york state legislature. That the governor must resign. There was a letter that she put out with congressman bowman then at least eleven of the democratic house representatives from new york called for him to resign and just including jerry nadler button adler by the way and then just as we were going live. Senators schumer and gillibrand both also said that. His time for the governor to resign. As of this afternoon he said that he would would not which is what they always say until they do but he seems like a fighter jank for. What do you think is he. Is he gonna stick around no matter how many people tell them if biden gets involved yeah. I'm really curious what you think. Francesca there's one part of this tournament so that's already interesting of they. There's nothing that i'm talking about. In regards to andrew cuomo he's establishment democrat extraordinary. and he. he's been wrong on so many issues. and he's attacked progressives and good meaning people in behind the scenes a thousand different ways and a he's a political apparatchik extraordinarily now he's claiming like oh i'm just a regular joe. Your name is cuomo governor governor. Don't pretend you're one of us okay. You're an ultimate insider. Any use insider system to attack all of your opponents. You've done it for decades and and as anna keeps pointing out rightfully so the guy caught four hundred million dollars for medicaid actually overall customer is slated to be two and a half billion dollars to talk about of doing it in the middle of the pandemic delayed for after the pandemic but some of the cuts had already that he had done was the reason why they didn't have enough hospital beds and that's why he then took. Two people from the hospital was put in in the nursing homes and then everybody died nursing homes and so for all those reasons he already was a terrible governor from a perspective of people who i was gonna say progresses but really anybody critique of him is correct is my point sexual harassment issue. The only thing i have here is that. And that's why i'm curious. Were both of you guys. Think about it part of me thinks okay yes. Let's go through. The process like seles. Allegation is groping. If that's if that's true that's he should be gone within the minute right. So that's not an that's not a question. The question is how are these. Six six is a lot on the other hand. If you remember al franken it had piled up to be a big number but every one of them was like a fake picture. We took her picture once and put his hand around my shoulder and they were like. Oh levitin mike though. That's not eleven right. That's let's have an investigation so there is a part of me that says is you know. Do we have a. We sure that these are all true. One hundred percent. We can act on it and i get the other point. Which is they all. Have to be one hundred percent true. There's six of them. It looks like we've got an obvious pattern here. So francesca what are you. Oh yeah no. There's when this first broke weeks ago. I was like i've never been more sure that there was a giant iceberg underneath this very very tiny little tip that we're seeing sticking out of the water. You knew the goal and just it's it's his. I don't know. I'm not trying to be anti talion as someone like. Don't don't go to the mafias a brand new things but like the guy in clearly in exactly all the reason that you said in the ways it. He's bullied around his political opponents for years in the ways that he is so trump being in that he's got an gotten everything from his father and then also in the cavalier ways because some of these incidents were while he was rising to stardom. Which i gotta say man. It's been real fun to watch him fall as someone who was never on board for the rise who was look. It's a doing the absolute bare minimum the absolute bare minimum thing. You should do believing in science locking locking things down even though. I don't even think he did that. Amazing of a job. Yes i said it like. It's been nice to watch like. Oh here's the real cuomo and and like it's funny to me that there are so many cuomo's around this country there are so many sort of middling mediocre like kind legacy politicians dynastic politicians. who escaped by they. They assault a couple people. They bully their opponents but they kind of then. Then they get applauded. They come out with a book and they're fine. But i feel like the meteoric rise that he had under covert and the way that he laid into it so much just set him. He set himself up. It's like you could have just the way that trump could have been absolutely fine. Just doing cameos on home alone. Five or whatever it was and then he had to go and run for president And now we're looking at his taxes. So look here's my thing about resignation. I feel like it's a little bit of an escape hatch. And i think for when it comes to actually having investigation actually and as painful it as it is like having the people came forward to testify or discuss it absolutely like not or at least have an investigation. I don't know what it would look like. it feels. There would be more accountability. And i think that so many creeps and so many predators getaway in the workplace because there's no accountability to begin with so i'm not even sure if immediate resignation is accountability. Do do you know what i'm saying. Yeah i actually francesca. I love that point in that gets the another problem in the political system. So cuomo keep saying. I you know i wanted attorney general to do. Finish the investigation as letitia james and if we all believed that our democracy was on the level and politicians warn politicians. I'd say definitely finished investigation. Because i wanted to if he did it and we get it then that gives us closure as opposed to well. He's resigning you to deny it forever. Because then they won't bother finishing the investigation et cetera. Right but the problem is i. Don't trust politicians so is cuomo part of the reason cuomo's doing because he wants to delay it and then he thinks if i can just delayed thousand other political maneuvers to avoid it and the and then he keeps saying he wants so much that i a wonder is fisher. James doesn't look like a political ally of cuomo based on her previous experience right but one if she is something we don't and then they a bs investigation. Those women took you know suffer a second injustice so you think yeah and i just think it's important to mention though that like the investigation of sexual assault or harassment claim. Is it so hard because it is always a. He said she said type of situation. Which is why we have. Things like the slogan survivors right And believe women which because you have predators who will always deny it. I do not foresee a future in which andrew cuomo admits. Anything that i can be sure of. We might hear more about the stories from the from the staffers and the and the people who were he victimized but i do not foresee him being. I guess i remember doing that. No it's not gonna happen so again. I just want set that up that it's not a fair you're never gonna get to the truth kind of thing.

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:59 min | 2 months ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hey everybody i hope you enjoy listening to the podcast. As much as i do making it. I've often said that. The al franken podcast is like the daily without the resources of the new york times. It's basically me and peter and we're only able to do this. Because of commercials. I wanna reaches many folks as possible. I wanna make sure that there was no pay wall between me. And whoever wants to hear what i'm saying so we have sponsors and i'm very careful who our sponsors are. We did make one mistake. taking a few ads For the proud boys. But i Put a stop to that one. Somebody finally pointed out to me and told me who they were. And that's when we upped our vetting. I'll tell you anyway. This is a long way of saying. I'd like to ask your help and would appreciate your taking short survey are we liked to learn a little more about our listeners so we can get advertisers. That are more relevant to you. It's a five minute survey completely anonymous in a really help. The show just visit pod listener dot com slash. Al franken that's pod listener dot com slash. Al franken take the five.

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European Scientists Create First Light-Up Tattoos For You and Your Avocado

Kottke Ride Home

05:08 min | 2 months ago

European Scientists Create First Light-Up Tattoos For You and Your Avocado

"A team of scientists in europe have created what they say is the first light emitting tattoo using oh led based technology which is like the kind used in newer televisions and smartphones especially the folding kind. And well of course. This sounds totally awesome. If a bit frightening the team mostly propose practical uses like alerting an athlete when they're dehydrated or indicating when someone should get out of the sun to avoid getting a sunburn and tattoos for medical use are not unprecedented. I know a couple of people who have replaced their medical bracelets for conditions like diabetes with permanent tattoos on their wrists and radiation therapy often tattoos. Small black on cancer patients skin to use as reference marks for the machines and a handful of in the us tattooed kids with their blood types. During the cold war thinking it could facilitate blood transfusions in the case of a nuclear attack. And that's a real thing that happened. I'll put a link in the show notes if you want to read more about it and sort of grim as that sounds to our modern ears. There are still proposals around to people including children with their medical information. A team from rice university. A couple years ago developed fluorescent quantum dot tattoos that would only be visible through a custom smartphone app. At which time they would show a person's vaccination history something particularly crucial in hard hit rural areas. Where people sometimes don't have paper or digital vaccination records then no one's actually a pretty good idea even if it sounds a little big brother that the offset and unfortunately because of that. It's gotten pulled into a lot of covid nineteen vaccine conspiracy theories even though it's a tattoo not in any way an implant a microchip and not in any way related to the covid nineteen vaccines. It's being cited by conspiracy theorists as evidence that the covid nineteen vaccines are implanting tracking microchips into people. It doesn't help that. The original study was proposed by the bill and melinda gates foundation a lot of conspiracy theorists love to say that bill gates engineered the corona virus. Or something. I only bring all of that up in case you hear about it in relation to this vaccine history. Quantum dot tattoo study. So now you can. Debunk anyone spouting that false claim but anyways back to the light up. Oled tattoos in addition to some practical wellness related uses. The team also expects that they could be used for fashion purposes. Like having a light up tattoo or even fingernails and they could even go beyond humans to be used on produce. The tattoos could go on packaging or on the fruit or vegetable itself to identify when it's gone bad now. If you're imagining how impractical it would be to take a tattoo gun to a tomato. I should clarify that. These tattoos are applied more like a temporary tattoo is quoting university. College london the oled's are fabricated onto temporary tattoo paper and transferred to a new surface by being pressed onto it and dab with water and quotes now as gizmodo notes. Quote the idea of personally augmenting. One skin with glowing. Art isn't new either. But previously this has involved bio hackers implanting technologies like led's beneath the skin and the results don't have much practical use besides attention grabbing or inviting questions about why someone would do that to themselves. This new approach to light emitting. Tattoos is easier to apply more practical and temporary without requiring surgery to have it removed and quotes. So how does this one work well. The flexibility of the oled display is key so that it can move and bend along with the human or fruit skin beyond that quoting again from gizmodo. The electronics of the light emitting tattoos made from an extremely thin layer of electro luminescent polymer that glows when a charges applied measure in at just two point three micrometres thick which according to the researchers is about one third the diameter. A red blood cell. The polymer layer is then sandwiched between a pair of electrodes and sits atop insulating layer which is bonded to temporary tattoo paper printing process. That isn't prohibitively expensive. The tattoos can be easily washed off when no longer needed or wanted using soap and water with a current applied the led tattoos in their current form simply glue green but eventually could produce any color using the same rgb approach that oled screens. Us and quote won't professor franken says saline lead author on the study notes that they've demonstrated a proof of concept that d- tattoos can be made cheaply and at scale. There's still a number of kinks to work out. Like normal temporary tattoos these ones degrade pretty quickly especially when more on a moving human and they still need figure out how to integrate them with a battery or super capacitor in the lab. They're currently hooked up to an external power source so oily tattoos might not become into the public too quickly but the technology is there and it will probably happen before

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:30 min | 2 months ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hey everybody i hope you enjoy listening to the podcast. As much as i do making it. I've often said that. The al franken podcast is like the daily without the resources of the new york times. It's basically me and peter and we're only able to do this. Because of commercials. I wanna reaches many folks as possible. I wanna make sure that there was no pay wall between me. And whoever wants to hear what i'm saying so we have sponsors and i'm very careful who our sponsors are. We did make one mistake. taking a few ads For the proud boys. But i Put a stop to that one. Somebody finally pointed out to me and told me who they were. And that's when we upped our vetting. I'll tell you anyway. This is a long way of saying. I'd like to ask your help and would appreciate your taking short survey are we liked to learn a little more about our listeners so we can get advertisers. That are more relevant to you. It's a five minute survey completely anonymous in a really help. The show just visit pod listener dot com slash. Al franken that's pod listener dot com slash. Al franken take the five minute survey. Hey.

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Feb 3, 1971: Frank Serpico Is Shot

Today in True Crime

03:54 min | 3 months ago

Feb 3, 1971: Frank Serpico Is Shot

"On february third. Nineteen seventy-one nypd. Detective frank serpico was shot in the face during a drug bust when franks partners refuse to help him. He was shot in the face. Many wondered if the nypd headset. Frank up my guest hosts ashen. Elena are going to take over from here to discuss the circumstances that resulted in frank. Serpico shooting and what happened when he survived. Thanks vanessa frank. Serpico always wanted to be a cop for him. It was never about the power or the possibility of seeing his name in the papers. Frank serpico merely wanted to make new york city place. Unfortunately when frank joined the nypd. In september of nineteen fifty-nine the department was experiencing rampant corruption as a kid. Frank witnessed firsthand. How a cop could abuse his authority while working in his father's shop an officer came in. First you shine when frank finished the officer got up and left without paying. Frank was stunned but assumed the officer was an outlier. Just a bad apple. He got a rude awakening. Once he became a patrolman himself years later when frank was still a police cadet he and his partner arrested. A couple of suspects while protecting vandalized synagogue. They thought the nature of the arrest should have led to some kind of award but the precinct clerk only agreed to make a note for a citation if franken his partner slipped them a few bucks. Frank realized that bribery was the key to success in the department but he refused to accept that instead he would stay honest and work his way to the top by doing good police. Work throughout the nineteen sixties. Frank didn't partake in any of the graphs are corruption. He knew his partners might take payoffs but he wouldn't. Naturally this made cops suspicious of him and it didn't help that. Frank looked nothing like a cop as a plainclothes officer. Frank didn't have to adhere to a standard dress code so he decided to look like his personality. He was bohemian long hair. Long beard psychedelic clothes. Frank lived in greenwich village and hung out with the counterculture. He was the complete antithesis of the nypd. Finally in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven alongside only ally. Detective david dirk. Frank started making noise to the departments higher ups and authorities at city hall for three years. They brought credible evidence of police corruption. And yet nothing was done. Fed up franken. david did the unimaginable. They went to the press in the middle of one thousand nine hundred seventy the new york times published an expose on corruption in the nypd. The report tarnished the nypd and led to the nap commissions formation. An official investigation into police corruption. All thanks to frank serpico in the department nuit frank coming forward. Put an even bigger target on his back by the end of nineteen seventy. He was transferred to narcotics where he was a total pariah. Frank serpico was shot in the face on february third nineteen seventy-one during what was supposed to be a routine drug bust however his partners refused to help him and let him bleed out in the hallway. He only lived because an elderly tenant called the paramedics. Frank miraculously survived though. He was left with bullet fragments in his skull and permanent hearing loss and despite the attempt on his life frank refused to remain silent later that year. He testified before the knapp commission making him one of the most important officers to testify against the police. A year later frank retired from the nypd and lived in europe until one thousand nine hundred eighty since then. He's continued to speak out against corruption and police brutality. He's still holds out. Hope that there will be fair and honest cops. Patrolling our streets.

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Al Franken sighting sparks 2021 New York City mayoral run speculation

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:24 sec | 3 months ago

Al Franken sighting sparks 2021 New York City mayoral run speculation

"News reports. The former Minnesota senator who was born in New York City, moved to Minnesota when he was four and returned for a run years ago as a cast member on Saturday night Live. Was spotted on the Upper West side, and that has sparked speculation he might join the race to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio. Franken served in nine years in the Senate before stepping down in January, 2018 after a string of women accused him of sexual misconduct. January. US jobs

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This top cancer scientist thought he knew a lot about cancer. Then he got it.

Science Friction

05:58 min | 3 months ago

This top cancer scientist thought he knew a lot about cancer. Then he got it.

"I wanted. I didn't want to have not only smoldering away in my pelvis. bit also small does away and you hit. It's always in your head as much as i could rationalize it and say i'm very scientific in my approach things and it wasn't a problem every day would come to me at three o'clock in the morning when i sat a worrying about all the other things worry about three o'clock in the morning you will saying parts of them and the body that they will never really say themselves. Also get tonight. It's an extraordinary thing that that was true kind of but it is still amazes me today. That people want to see the inside. Bids cannot have my video. I want to share it on social media. you know. i've seen all your videos on youtube. Can you make sure my prostate goes up in this episode. It's a franken. Feel this conversation about an experience. Men don often talked publicly about. So let's meet the scientist and the surgeon interested in nature. This is professor robe ramsey as a molecular biologist and kansas scientist and on the saudi also makes art. He's a black belt in karate rossi's by his husband father of two children but trying to understand how the natural world works was a i love of his and i've always been driven by trying to understand biology and i'm also a little bit inclined to like machinery and structures and the way things work and essentially sells Machines and i like the way they operate and they're really have siamese different facets to them and of causing disease machinery goes wrong for me. The very first day i was in an operating theatre watching people take cancerous. Lump sexually as it was then breast cancer. I was instantly captivated. This is professor. Declan murphy lading urologist and kansas surgeon. He's been in a for over a decade but you can he he's rh lilt and even though it's cancer he's dealing with everyday like rob. He's loved his job. Died dot. I was in the operating theatre was meeting these patients before and after as a medical student and honestly i just became almost overwhelmed by the idea that people will allow other people to do surgery on them. That it's such a huge privilege to be allowed to do surgery but i was fascinated by urology because it's it's quite a a big field work. In it's everything from the kidneys dancer. The bladder and the prostate and the pain is in. The testicles are all areas in the urology domain that can be affected by cancer. Now dick lennon rob happened to be call. Eggs at the pay to mccallum will pay to mac cancel santa in melbourne as a scientist rob's focused on amongst other tricky conundrums developing vaccines that target gastrointestinal cancers like colorectal cancer as a surgeon declines leading the way with us robotics in the operating theatre and often the cancer arena. You'll find that scientists and surgeons just don't traditionally makes much but robin declan like many others at paid amac a different because i want to do science. That reflects the needs of people with cancer and the clinicians trading them are remember being at a hospital where declan was doing a tag team robotic procedure on a patient was having some colorectal surgery plus a prostatectomy and i was there on saturday morning with my eyes pocket collecting some samples clincal trial without doing their in the operating room because these patients have agreed to be part of a trial in that case. That was a patient to kansas. Quite complex work but rob wanted some tissue as some cancerous tissue to take into the lab. And i was watching these two guys work. Seamlessly together is something is a of beauty in any group of people that do things well together and there's almost subliminal communication. What's coming next that i'm bumping to each other The theater staff all expert. They work as attainments really like a formula one team. It a stop and i'd never. I've never worked in the center where you will have a a professor of colorectal science in the operating room with you so and we get used to that at peter. Mac it's the same prostate the same for melanoma central breast and and i just find as an extraordinary environment. I've never worked in a place that has that. Degree of translational multidisciplinary care where people are. They're asking the questions taking the tissue doing trials etcetera etcetera. And it's just a extraordinary. I can do some cool things in my lab question. I of been geneticists for most of my research life and we can do cool things with jane's in cells and also indeed on animals and you can find great science out of that but does it always reflect what's going on in the patient and the answer is sometimes but not always and i want to the always it is relevant. What happens in a patient. It's all about the patient in the has always westbound lot that though so these two colleagues late in their fields in cancer but then kind of a sudden curve ball and a role change. The scientists in the surgeon were about to become the surgeon. And he's patient he's rob i have a great jp. I've been going to for quite a long time. Really thoughtful considerate kanda guy. We've we always have a great show. When i go to visit him. I have a checkup every six months. For basically blood blood pressure to have a level that cannot be controlled just by exercise and diet.

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"Pandemic" Pet Adoption - Always Great No Matter When It Happens

Talk, Tales and Trivia

07:23 min | 4 months ago

"Pandemic" Pet Adoption - Always Great No Matter When It Happens

"I was in a new apartment in a new city after just having broken up with a partner of ten years. I didn't leave my home. I had very little outside contact with anybody. Virtual or otherwise. I was all alone for the first time a very long time. I became even more introvert than i'd ever been before. Feeling sadness sorrow and kind of use on a daily basis. Let me just say that. I am inherently a cat person. But i was compelled to do everything the opposite way of. How about my life up until that point. The all quote. Nothing is working this way. So i'll do it the opposite and see what happens. It can't get much worse in quote. That was my line and my way of thinking at that time. We'll in october of two thousand eighteen. My precious cat when he had just passed away. It was very sad. And so i thought briefly about waiting on getting another pet altogether. Maybe i'll just wait. It was just so painful to imagine going through the worry and commitment. And plus i had just start to travel a little bit more but somehow i didn't dismiss it as the weeks went by. I saw an ad on pet finder dot com for a dog named frank and the ad it stayed that frank was quote body sensitive in quote in other words he was a biter. But guess what that did not deter me. As i read the ad i learnt that he had been in a few bad homes been rejected and returned to the shelter. But the ad also said that wants the bonding phase was established. He'd be a companion for life. I was intrigued as ended up. I wouldn't be all alone for the rest of my life. Like i thought i would. Happy ending for franken me for sure. But here's another pet story. That's just as cool on. Us news and world report. I found this doctor. Liz dare a family medicine. Physician in western massachusetts had wanted to adopt a dog but she hadn't quite found the right time to do it with work travel and other commitments. They're just never seemed to be a great time to adopt a pet and her two cats kept her company. Well enough with fewer knees dog. And isn't that the truth. But in mid-march the world changed when the coronavirus pandemic was declared overnight workplaces closed and like many other people. Liz began working from home. A lot offering visits with patients. Virtually from their homes. Having a dog would help stave off some of the isolation that accompanied the radical change and it is radical in lifestyle so many of us have had to cope with since the coronavirus pandemic began. She says i'm single. And i live by myself so it felt like a really right time for me. Well according to its july seventeenth twenty twenty covid nineteen impact report. The number of dogs and cat adoptions. Were actually down. Twenty seven percent when compared to the same time period a year ago. but foster's were up nine percent. Many states have seen a significant decline in the number of animals. Entering the shelters as volunteers observed stay at home orders but the increase and fosters suggests that more people are willing to take on sick or older pets that might otherwise not have found a safe home to call their own for any period of time because this is an ever changing situation and each shelter faces unique challenges adoption and fostering statistics will vary at any given time. It's so obvious. But there's no doubt that the response from community residents across the nation to support their local shelters by fostering vulnerable animals has been enormous and unprecedented. And isn't that the coolest thing well for liz. The rush to adopt meant. She had to be patient to find her pandemic pet orla name eventually. She connected with a shelter and connecticut right here where i am that brings dogs up from the southern united states. So that's how. She found sophie a two year. Old thirty pound terrier boxer mix. She's chestnut brown with white around her face and white paws and she's got spots running down her chest. She sounds adorable and she is and sweet and she's a very low key dog. I needed to find a dog. She says that was going to get along well with my two cats and as it turns out. Sophia's very good around the cats. Who are still a little freaked out by her. Well let me just tell. This story has a great ending to. She brought sophie home of month ago. They're still adjusting to the new routine. She's totally fallen in love with this dog. So after those two stories. My story about frank and liz's story about sophie. Do you even need to hear the bullet point benefits for adopting a pet. No well here. They are anyway well. They offer companionship. We know that this is important. If like myself you live alone before. I adopted frank who is a dachshund maltese mixed breed. I had no one to look forward to seeing no one to share my love with and no one that needed me and there is something to be said about the human to dog touch. That feels so good. Well provides a purpose to the sense of purpose. Everybody needs pet. Ownership is an important responsibility and one that can be a powerful antidote to depression and anxiety. There are more opportunities for exercise to well this time to walk. Frank during the lockdown played an important role in my wellbeing and his two dogs need to be walked and katz needs to be played with and there is no doubt that these activities with your pet is crucial to your physical wellbeing. as well. as there's getting dose of fresh air is important for both of you. Also it provides a reason to go outside smelled air and be alone with your thoughts. That's right. I said alone because when you're outside there's so much to see and you're using all your senses of very good thing and there's good medical news two that's right. Having a pet can reduce blood pressure the center for disease control and prevention the cdc reports that pet ownership can be a key to reducing stress cholesterol and triglycerides levels. All things that we need to do to be healthy and you know what there doesn't even have to be at pandemic for you to adopt a pet but you can't anyway. It's a good excuse if you need one. If you need a laugh live alone. Want to potentially meet other like-minded pet owners be more peaceful and happier and calmer. This is something to really consider. I know you know this. It's not only you but that furry pet that just may need you as much as you need them. Still a cat person. But i adore my frankie.

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Interview With Ron Fino

Gangland Wire

04:47 min | 5 months ago

Interview With Ron Fino

"Ron koslow bit. We'll see if anybody's got any questions every once in a while during these guys are all g- people who support the podcast nuts quite a little bit and i like to Give a little extra more than just a regular podcast. Each week all becoming friends of mine. We're just kind of having a monthly little zoom chat fest here. Sometimes we get out. You know paul sharp from there. Yeah last time. Since i seen them wonderful man a tragic bureau Still going through it. yeah. I know they'll say the how was a bunch of bad out there that i kinda kissed eight and somewhat contact with the social media partly and then my podcast stated don Quite a few guys danny griffin Are the guys who did griffin. Said he came on here. I started first time. I did talk about rank. Lada so i had a guy get a policeman. I used to work with and he sent me a link to interview franken lada. He said you know this guy. This guy was pretty impressed with what frank was had the say because he was my sergeant in the his thinking dang. This guy's landed out there. I didn't know frank when he was in chicago. The players chicago. But i didn't know frank I didn't know spiritual either. I have met him. You have recalled. Beat theo our recalled. Because i was running those days with vinny solano indo curdle really interesting iran. What you tell a tell. This guy's a little bit about how you started. Your dad was buffalo mob guy. yes naturally here are Was actually a became. The boss or the so-called called boss in the buffalo of magadino empire. And i grew up in. I mean i got to be clear ball over the world. It's just that. I did not want to participate nor did my father believe it or not. What burqas and so. I never joined a i did become the head of the labor's local to ten and officer for the laborers international union. So i did get to meet all the players in chicago new york city etc etc But i did like the way. The ma Because they were stealing for remembers and one at what what the fbi. I told him. I'll do whatever necessary but don't ever ask me about my father or my family and you know they never did. They never once. Did i bring the bureau up to speed on labor racketeering on at least one of the people that brought up to speed labor racketeering as well as some of the procedure that they were involved in operations with the benefit fund so they would bring back money kickbacks things of that nature but also at the same time you'll learn about killings you learned about other families operated Opened up it's surprisingly. Chicago was always very open about how they operated. As was a sub parts of new york city like gen of each family. They were more open than some others. I knew them about the best. Gambino was i knew. I knew a lot of colombo's Ropes at skoko was a friend of mine he worked with them. He was the one that actually started the soap. All-time prequel a for tony. Salerno all the various families so you meet tomato and you one what. What union is that. When you you guys. I was with the labor's international union Which was all mobbed up. We were up. Originally we were controlled by the chicago. Office of skiable family took over the presidency. But because of new york's power and things like that chicago would dare next up on their toes. They were allowed to main take exists. Well throughout their new england New york city down to florida and santo trump catchy quite well i never bet bird so but i knew santa why while he opened up a plaza strip land. They had ordered their tampa with menards. Their goal is so you get to beat the various players and you get to see the real story. It's not like a lot of the will be said i never will degrade an author or Burchett author because. I know how difficult it is.

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

08:13 min | 5 months ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"We'll be right back with conan o'brien earlier this year more than one hundred twitter users got their accounts hacked into passwords email addresses phone numbers and more all taken from high profile. People like joe biden. Elon musk and even kanye west. Imagine the security risk. These kinds of attacks are getting more frequent and it's not just twitter. Facebook ebay uber. Dobie and yahoo have leak data such as passwords credit card info and driver's licenses belonging to billions of users. Look if someone can hack kanye west just imagine how easy it would be for them to hack. That's why i use express. Vpn to safeguard by personal data online. Hackers can make up to one thousand dollars from selling just one person's personal information on the dark web making people like ulan me and kanye west easy lucrative targets express. Vpn is an app that funnels your data through a secure encrypted tunnel so that no matter what device you use if peace of mind every time you use the internet. The app connects with just one. Click is lightning fast and the best part is expressed. Vpn works on up to five devices simultaneously. So you and your whole family can stay protected. If a breach can happen too powerful individuals lie kanye west. It can easily happen to you. Protect yourself with express. Vpn the vpn rated number one by c net wired and countless others. And if you visit express vpn dot com slash franken. Right now you can arm yourself with an extra three months of express. Vpn for free. That's e. x. p. r. e. s. s. vpn dot com slash franken visit express vpn dot com slash franken to learn more. We're back with conan o'brien show okay. Another one That this is another sketch. We're talking about sketches that We love the didn't make it on saturday night. live right. And which one is this. This weirdly another doctor is called marin columnist. And it's a sitcom sitcom and it's the song starts and there's a the montage sheriff sitcom when it comes to cancer. Got the answers. He's the best in the biz. But when it's hunting i'm home. He's the dome. That's my oncologist. Dr and i submitted it once with a sketch. Kind of in it. As i show and then i did a next week on and so the next week worked and the next week was. It's take your daughter to work week or day. Yeah and it's just. He's pointing to these x-rays. I guess or whatever the cornish okay. He's garner off. Okay this one is in his liver daughter. The daughter's like eight. Oh this is your teacher and that killed man. And so i just said okay. Just take the sketch. That isn't great and just do that and it didn't happen. Here's one of the things. This just reminds me of something i want to ask you about. Which is when. I was watching. Santa live along with everybody else. Seventy five to eighty you in a tom davis. I remember watching late night. And you did this sketch. You can remember this better than i can. But there was some sketch where you're doing something. Throughout this period of time and you're getting progressive getting progressively sicker. Is it a tumor. Visit the brain tumor. Yes the brain. The brain tumor comedian. And it's your comedy. Yeah just tell me. Because i remember watching that at home and howling but it was so dark and i remember the time thinking nothing. This dark has been on television before you know. yeah this was so we'd been doing. The franken davis show as a show within the show. And we're on when the show is short So we didn't work and they warren put a sign in the last half hour so But we have been on. Never times people knew near the franken show. You had like a cool. Yeah animated of your of your faces. It looks like it's the franken and davis sean. Don don donna donna. Anyway so we come out and And i have this. Bandage is huge head bandaged with a big lump on the the bandages You know at adhesive tape and my heads wrapped in. It and tom says L. has a brain gym right. And he's always you know were team but he's always wanted to do a monologue and work a lot you know. Just try that. And i think that I'm really encouraging. Because that's his dream And he's going to do and he's a little of out doing well and so just laugh. Who's and so. I go out there and tell the i have. You heard the one about the rabbi. Who doesn't charge forgiving circumcisions. He only takes tips. Okay and tom's going cool. Yeah that forty. And then from then on i just. The punchline is always. He only took tip and tom is trying to encourage people to laugh. And i start at one point i start to clearly. Just losing almost about to pass out and he has a sponge and water just starts sponging a memory. Which i i love to tell people that stars you and i think this harrison. Yes he gets out. Word gets out that george. Harrison's in the building and he's down in lawrence office i'm i don't think he can be a bigger beatles fan than than myself. I just i. I know everything about them. I know the instruments. I know that. I know the chord changes the whole thing the song it's yes i know. I know some of the names of the members. Get hazy on the bass player. But we're there and we're thinking we're gonna see him. Are we gonna see them. And then finally. George comes down the hallway and we're all in the writer's room and he comes in and i remember he had been out partying with lorne and he was a little tipsy and lauren had gone out to dinner so traditionally on tuesday night. This is tuesday night. The show gets written on tuesday night and we stay up all night all night. But it really. You know starting at ten pm or something. Things are actually starring be written and so first of all george harrison shows up at around eight and they go to dinner. Yes and they don't come back until like ten ten thirty. 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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:45 min | 5 months ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"This is your third time on the podcast. I i've my goodness. Thanks for having me back. Alan doing something right. Maybe i wouldn't necessarily say that No you were the first podcasts. That's what we call it. Spike were my first and then we had you recently with marc elias. Who's also three beats but it's a very very small group of the dialectic And slavic you marc elias. So there you go. So i'm in great company will think grew mr franken And last time we were on it was with marc elias. And we're talking. Of course about the big focus was voter suppression and he mark. Is the democratic election lawyer. The probably the top one and was in court a lot before the during the campaign and then has probably been in court the whole time. Battling these Really really very difficult to beat election contest. But giuliani team. But i have to say that. Mark does all of these lawsuits with a sunny disposition. I've never seen someone more. Gleeful going to court with juliani. It's wonderful yeah. I wonder why i mean. It's like so man. Yeah he really loves a challenge. That's what makes me happy. Are these So anyway so that was about voter suppression. And that's of course a of black and brown people mainly and today i wanna talk about How we did this cycle. Of course your president. Voto latino founder and i you're registering people in the in the Lead up to the election. And i wanted to kind of do a review of how latin x people did and and i also wanna get in the lat next. Because you're the one drag me in the latin x dragged into latin necks. Yes okay and that was last night here on. And i understood i understood because latin ax is away you would refer to. It's a plural. Latin ex That's the opinion of many latin. Nex or it's a singular going like that is you are latte necks or that's a latte necks that person's lat next but what i've heard since then i started using lat next on your urging. I think almost you kind of forced me into it. I did not you ask me. And i explained it to you. How franken never villainous. Okay okay okay. I was easy but you obviously know that that. Like ten only ten percent of latin x people know the term latin x. This is the polling. Am i wrong about this. Lat necks is meant to be all encompassing recognizing that not everybody identifies as for the non binary individuals right and so if gender gender neutral gender news was gender neutral and so you have gender-neutral where academics have been in discovering us and encouraging people to use it but the fastest adopters young progressive latinos and young people. They're the ones that really embrace it. And it's the older generation that is saying well. I don't see myself as i've never heard of it and like everything. Language takes time to adapt and mold and lo and behold who does voto latino register re register young lat next voters and so..

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A Conversation with Matthew Jordan Smith

This Week in Photo

05:14 min | 6 months ago

A Conversation with Matthew Jordan Smith

"Hey come back to another episode of this. We can photo. I'm your host frederik van johnson. Today i get to chat with one of my heroes. In the photography world if samantha jordan smith he is one of those guys that is living the life of photographer that many of us dream about living. It's shoot beautiful famous people. He's extremely talented. He knows his way around a photon or to any educates he speaks. He does all the stuff that one day. I hope i can do so to the show man how you doing. I'm doing very good man. Good to be here in a big way chilly last saw in japan. It's now feels like fall. I got this morning. It's my morning right now in doing this turtleneck like it was kinda chilly in the house this morning. So franken case is here in california northern california. It's not crazy hat but in my office right now it is. It is seventy eight seventy six degrees in here. I got a fan. Good it's weird. This area's just weird. It gets cold. It gets hot and it gets colder. Have whatever. yeah but yeah. Let's let's listen jump into it man. I wanna i wanna get a quick check in on where things are when last we spoke. You were preparing a brand new art form. To be availed show and art show in tokyo. And you get all excited about that. Everything was getting ready to get going to figure out how the installation was gonna go. Phyllis in go in or you're happy with it. I went very very well. It happened on september first. Which is i still at this point. japan was kind of locked down. The no tourists can come into japan. Even right now noticing come in so it was only people who live here coming to the show so it wasn't packed way it would have been in the times but it still had a lot of people that came through. The show shows up for two weeks. We had because this japan they document everything so we found out he became to the show there. About five hundred seventy people came through the show over to period of time so that was decent. It would been you know three times that at least if it had been in normal times however it what was great about it it opened the door for other shows and for other opportunities. So i've been in meetings with with different companies about those other opportunities. I can't go deeper into discussion about that. But some really exciting things are happening. I've been having meetings e even this week dealing with The outcome of that. Well you know it was happened from that show and i have another show that will now take place in tokyo sometime in twenty twenty one so it's really been really wonderful. I am now working on new pieces to go into the new show It's just opened up some really interesting abilities. Some really excited about that on both ends. You say you have a new art form and people look at you little firs they come in. They see the work and they make a judgment call. What was cool about. This is that people came in to see the show and they are statement which is kind of curriculum by comes in. They read about the the work in the the work and those who really know photography from the past look at the work and say wow how is this done and that question has led to a lot of great meetings and has led to this new. Hopefully this new show happy and twenty twenty one. The other great thing about it is there other shows that happen and there was a big show in kyoto. Where had my exhibit. That happens called catastrophe and that happened two weeks after my show closed. That show opened up and i would love to be in that show next year. Hopefully that will happen. I did meet the. The people run kyoto goofy. They didn't see the show. I met them after it closed my show closed but hopefully out. I now have information to to show them mooring and go from there. So i invite them to my show that opens in two thousand twenty one because people need to see things versus just hear it so sometimes you if you hear something like okay. What is that you can't tell and to you see it. I've had again like five. Six means one company and they want to see the work. You know themselves so we had a meeting this week where they actually saw the work and then they got it. Now we've had like five meetings no virtually before but they hadn't seen in the work. They saw pictures of the show when it was in in kyoto but they didn't make it to the show this week for the first time ever They saw the work and that changed everything. So this is work. You must see tangibly. See to get it so excited about that. And how to launch that so

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Interview with Lisa Niser on Financial Health for Employees

Organizational Success Strategies with Business Consultant and Corporate Trainer Dawn Shuler

04:44 min | 6 months ago

Interview with Lisa Niser on Financial Health for Employees

"Is don shula pie trainer and businesses often ensure grew with when people thrive companies thrive i today my very very special guest is lisa. Nicer lisa nizer. Cpa firm antiquing taxes together. And what's funny. We had our whole peace. And i finally had to say this is good stuff. We have started the interviews so lisa. I really am beyond thrilled. That you are spending this time with me. Welcome thank you so much don and excited to share how can instill taxes into how companies work and and so. Let's let's go deeper into that because you guys hit pause or go to the next episode. Say oh the of nano you really need to listen because our stressor we under because of money and lisa. I know that you can talk probably much more about that. And with data and statistic and the real stuff than. I can't so go for it you know it's interesting for another event that i did. I did some research and it said that New graduates new like four times as much about how to use social media than about finances. But here's the thing you're interacting with not only taxes money every single day of your life like this is something that's really important and so i'm trying to well i am. I got succeeding at making taxes. Fun because if you're not scared by it you have power to make decisions that work for you and you know. That's what i'm out to do is to really just educate people on all those things that we should have learned but weren't And that's That's my life smash tell our listeners about some of that educational piece that you do around money. Taxes w. twos so right now i've done quite a bit on linked in Kind of known as the tax guru unlinked in there's not a lot of tax people on lengthened. I've learned And so i did a really series on things you think are tax deductible but aren't and then i just did wanna Know what all the boxes on your w to mean because honestly especially with direct deposit. Nobody even looks at the wgn. Like i've had people with the wrong draft with wrong states but there is a lot of information provided up on there that you can use to know where you're at Make good decisions. Take advantage of things that your employer is offering customers are listed on there that you may or may not be aware of sing with your stuff with a really encourage Pull it out. If you don't know about all those taxes go lincoln with me on late then and you can see literally gone through it because it's not just about the autumn line number on your tax return that refund least important number on the tax return. We can make that whenever you want. It's how much did you pay taxes. How much did you pay in state tax. You know what else you're paying social security medicare taxes. Those are big numbers. You should understand what's being taxed. If you can do anything to change that and how much it's up to i think especially even now like with the pandemic. I've been working with a lot of clients to do a a kind of pandemic budget. So i have a template where we literally like list out every category of over the years i developed this for my family and And i have original. And then i have revised while not only does your transportation change or food or clothing or your manicures but if your income goes down those tax numbers change substantially and getting those numbers right either through an online tax calculator or through. Hopefully working with an accountant. That may give you some peace of mind that yeah things are tough but they may not be as tough as you think they are. And i let you sleep at night. We did that for our own family. I mean it was pretty eye-opening how much is take out of your face abbott. You you might be eligible for credits or deductions that you worked before franken's now lower so yet until you look at all the moving pieces in work with someone. There's a lot of things that that might cause you stress the dope need to find that fastening the w. two employees

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:19 min | 7 months ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Backwards Explosive Al Franken podcast debate preview with President. Trump and vice president biden. I'd like to go to this report about hundred Biden's computer files that seem to have been passed from the Russians to the president's attorney Rudy Giuliani. Oh. Can you believe that passing off garbage from the Russians to attack my son? It's unconscionable Mr President. You should be Shane this should be ashamed. You should be ashamed. Homeownership is. Al It's all from your Biden's laptop and it's not true. Yes, it is. Really. Not. That should ruiter repair shop six years ago in Kiev while in a drunken blackout and he never picked it up. That's his. That's his fault come on. Here's the deal folks. Here's the deal real deal. The fact is fact number one my son would never leave his laptop anywhere. That's not him by the way that was a gift from me Jill Children. I discussed this. Macro PC number two, Joe, sat a PC Hewlett Packard love that thing number three, an HP pro bowl four, fifty blaming. He would never leave that in a repair shop Wa to break it to you but he did he did an. Album caufield blackout. That's not true. He dropped off that HP for Fifty Donald Trump a great computer off at a computer repair store in Kiev in two thousand thirteen and he picked it up troop. Then when Rudy was in Kiev earlier this year doing his very necessary research on the Biden family corruption in Ukraine Rudy spilled some of his ass he spilled some of. His coffee on his HP for fifty pro book, the Great Computer Pure coincidence, and he took it into the same computer repair shop in a week. Later, total big mix up the old switcheroo rudy as hunters laptop and Rudy opens it up and he finds a treasure trove a treasure trove of information of proof proof that the Biden's are all secretly rich and have lots. Of money all of from China and they just pretend live like poor millionaires. It's all there in the New York. Post everything. He said was not true not true true. The part not true. This part was very worked out very very carefully. Words Joe so worked which reminds me Oh bin Laden's still alive. We took him out sleeping Joe Biden and seal team. Six. Hills ought to cover up that Osama bin. Laden is a leggy blonde living in the mountains of Idaho senator. Senator can I say something I would let you respond to put. WE'RE OUT OF TIME MR vice president. We agreed the cap this at ten minutes but I know everyone's looking forward to Thursday night for the main event filed debate of the two thousand twenty. A campaign just days before Americans go to the polls to choose our next president. You're insane member to vote. That was absolutely..

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Trump and Biden spar from afar in dueling town halls

Squawk Pod

06:13 min | 7 months ago

Trump and Biden spar from afar in dueling town halls

"Let's talk about what happened last night president trump and former vice president biden making their case to the American people are on Dueling town halls. I was sitting there with my remote going back and forth back and forth both events focusing on the trump administration's handling of the global. Pandemic. Do, you support herd immunity as a strategy essentially just lucky. The Cure. CanNot be worse than the problem itself we did the right thing we were expected to lose two, million, two, hundred, thousand people, and maybe more than that. We're at two hundred, ten, thousand people. One person is too much should never happened because of China it happened because of China and you have to get that and understand that there's a presidential responsibility to lead and he didn't do that. He didn't talk about what needed to be done because he kept worrying in my view about the stock market. He worried if he talked about how bad this could be unless we took these precautions precautionary actions then in fact. The market down and his barometer success economies the market. Joining us up right now is political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz who watched the duly town halls with a focus group of sixteen undecided voters. Frank. What was the upshot? The upshot I've been trying to figure this out for the last couple of months? Why are these people still undecided after all this time after seeing all these different events and watching all the ads and I can answer for you right now They are nervous about trump's persona and are nervous about Joe Biden's policies, and that's what's holding them back. It's not that they can't see difference between the two candidates they see a tremendous difference. But the difference is an aspects of things, they don't like about each candidate and they're trying to decide which is more important to them. The fact that they really don't like Donald Trump as a person. Or the fact that they are really scared about what you're biding might do if he became president. Based on that assessment though as you talk to them and hear their their thoughts. Do you walk away from Matt Feeling like they're moving in one direction or another based on these events or anything else? Frankly know that they cannot decide and that they will not decide and that they're going to wait until Election Day, our history tells us that in the end if they haven't decided to support the incumbent that they end up to one supporting the Challenger. For Donald Trump the only way he can win at this point and frankly he should have done this debate it was to mistake van cancel it the only way now with this state dividing the way that they are with. So few people undecided is that he would have to win every single undecided voter and then win over four five percent who were leading to Joe Biden right now, that is a very tall order when you only have one more debate to come. To show you a couple of clips get your feedback on them. Last night president trump spoke about the economy during his townhall where Savannah Guthrie interviewed him take a look at this. We are going to have a phenomenal third quarter which will be announced on November. I just prior to the big November third day we're thinking this year red wave, but we're going to have a tremendous announcement I believe I mean we're gonNA find out but GDP is going through the roof. If we don't have somebody that raises taxes and quadruples taxes, which they want do and kills everything our economy's going to be phenomenal next year. was that an effective argument for your independence? No no, it was not. It's going to be phenomenal. It's going to be tremendous I. Guess you can applaud him for coming up with words that have three and four syllables but that's not what these undecideds are looking for. They do support they remember the economy before covert and give trump a lot of credit for that but they want to know the details how can he do it again? This current circumstance and they don't want these generalities they want to know exactly what he's going to do. They're never going to endorse him in his persona. They'll like how he attacks don't like the dish business that comes from him but did you appreciate his job and they appreciate his success they wanna see that he's going to be able to do that one more time. So franken next week, these two candidates are going to have their final debate together. Terms of approach if you were advising both candidates, you would be telling them what I be telling Joe Biden to repeat again and again. there. He goes again, you just the same line that Ronald Reagan used to remind people of what they're tired of and to remind people that there is simply frustrated and anxious and the quite frankly exhausted from this campaign. And for Donald, trump and I'm sure that he will not do this I would say look I would I would apologize to Joe Biden for that first debate I'm being very serious now I would apologize to him for that first debate and acknowledge that not everything has gone as planned but remind people that we did it before we did it again he's got the proof he's got the evidence did he knows what to do that it worked once and that it can work again I want to say one more clip. But before we do that, what do you make of all of the votes that are coming in by mail? As you're looking at the different tallies around the country, are you convinced that those are in? The prevailing wisdom is that people voting early voting for Biden do you believe that's the case I do and I'm doing a significant amount of polling on it right now, and by the way Andrew I hope that you can show the focus group because the one thing that's been very frustrating to me as upholster is that we're hearing from people like me and we're not hearing from the voters themselves and I think that that is constructive thing that could possible viewers frank let let's do. Let's do that right now because you you ask your Focus Group of sixteen hundred voters about the economy and we have a clip of that and I want to show it. With. Let's roll it. Trump had an opportunity to speak to undecided voters. He specifically mentioned the economy and what he says over and over again is it's GonNa be Great. It's going to be better than ever it's going to be. We're going to get right back to where we are and Thurs euro substance tobacco

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Interview with Bethenny Frankel

Skimm'd from The Couch

05:05 min | 7 months ago

Interview with Bethenny Frankel

"Hey everyone. This show might sound a bit different today because we're skimming from three different couches. The skin is still working from home for the time being because of coca nineteen. Today Bethany Franken joins us on skimmed from the couch. She is the founder and CEO of Skinny Girl, a company that offers lifestyle solutions for women, but you also know her name from her time as a cast member on the real housewives of New, York, and as a guest shark on Shark Tank Bethany we have found your career for years. We are so excited to have you with us today welcomed to skin from the couch. Hi thank you so much as we're GONNA start the show with our question that we open every show with which is skip your resume for. Cod a resume. I've never really I haven't had a resume in so many years but I would say entrepreneur author. Mom Philanthropists Entertainer I guess TV media personality PODCAST PROPRIETOR One thing we wanted to say actually from the beginning was that our chief of staff is from Puerto Rico and her family is there and she wanted to thank you for the work associated with be strong and she raised about. Thirty thousand dollars for the global empower mission and just wanted to thank you for the work that you did there. So wanted to make sure that I said that from the top. Oh, that's amazing. We promise the I. Would Tell You. So obviously, for those who have like Danielle, myself who've watched fear years on TV and studied your. A businesswoman, we feel like we know everything there is to know about Bethany, but it's probably impossible. So what is something that we can't Google about you or that we haven't seen on TV that we should now. I think people I don't know I'm seen as a homebody. Pandemic has been that different for me from. The landlocked being home perspective at all I say on ninety percent home by ten percent lunatic. But it's really probably ninety five percent homebody that was one of the things that was probably good about reality TV for me. It gave me a reason to wear my clothes. It give me a reason to put makeup on and I think that you fit in really well with Daniel and I are also big homebodies and our lives have not changed that much. I'm not really that social. I'm sort of antisocial in a way I have a very, very tight circle and I like it that way and I really don't let people in I really don't knock would get burned and I just don't spread myself too thin I don't I don't connect dots. It's so funny people people are dot connected and they don't even realize they're like, Oh, I just saw this person and they were doing that and did you go there of did use it like people always want to know what you`re Doing what information and connecting dots about you and I'm not a doctor at all I just don't need to provide any extra information than is required. I love that phrasing 'cause it does describe a lack of people that I know. So one of the things that I think is you know you've been so on us about is how you grew up you spoken about your childhood being raised around the race track and you've talked about how that upbringing influenced your understanding business. How did that frame the hustled that you clearly have? I mean it's only what we can speculate I can't know because I didn't live any other life in any other environment but I know that I grew up. Very quickly, I was going to nightclubs and I was thirteen years old getting myself in handling myself. I used to go from I have some island into the city and take training and. I was just living like an adult when I was thirteen years old but handling myself, I worked at the racetrack. I was a hot walker which meant that when the horses come off the track after they've exercise I, would you walk them? You give him a bath and then you walk them around the shed row until they cool down and so I was working I was a hot walker the when I was like. Seven if I had to get six seven until later in my life and I used to. Spend the day at the racetrack. Around gambling, going up to the betting window myself meeting all kinds of crazy unsavory characters. This isn't like the fancy wearing hat Kentucky Derby part of the race struck with the backside. My father was a horse trainer. So you're hanging out with jockey agents and bookies, jockeys, themselves grooves, and it's very gritty. and. The race track itself is about gambling and that's the whole thing. So that's how they make their money. So you're basically growing up growing up casino, and in fact, we used to go to Vegas again when I. was like thirteen years old and I would be going to the craps tables and so I just had a very nontraditional life very, very young. And it was really well that I knew a lot of violence in my house and you know drinking and just fighting and just being an adult as.

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Could Trump push a vaccine through before election day?

The Al Franken Podcast

02:32 min | 8 months ago

Could Trump push a vaccine through before election day?

"Just wrote an article or a informed policy that about the vaccines and about whether we can trust them or not. If one comes out before the election and can we can we? Trust vaccine that comes out say but what would be a good date November I. That's their target date November I. That is not that the trump administration instructed the CDC to instruct every single governor in the United States and territories to be ready for mass distribution and to by October I have. SENT CDC their Master Plan for how they will vaccinate their population for approval, and then actually it out courtesy of a private contracting firm called mckesson on November first. But we saw a real blowback from political leaders and of course, the public generally and the public health community saying wait a second. How in the world? Can you imagine that you're GonNa, have a safe proven effective vaccine in the next fifty plus days. that's just inconceivable and nine major vaccine makers jointly released a statement promising the world that they will not go along with being shoved out the door hastily and that they will indeed do adequate safety and so on, and then Astra Zeneca which had the most promising vaccine. Let it be known that they're stopping their trial temporarily because they've seen a side effect in one of the trial participants will stop and just say ask you how many vaccines are in the research. Pipeline. Well, if you count the ones that are rather dubious from places like Russia and you put them all in the pile, it's close to two hundred are in the pipeline worldwide. There are. Basically, ten leading contenders that the United States government is looking at most of them are made in America, but there's also Astra Zeneca made in in in the UK and a joint American German product that is probably at the front of the line right now jointly made by Pfizer and a German company. There are many many many products out there all in various stages of testing all the way from just in the Lavatory to already in thirty thousand trial subjects in phase three trials

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:25 min | 9 months ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"We troops really really value those who came on a Uso tour because you didn't have to go rhino under orders you volunteer to go into a war zone you volunteered to go into some of the most heart wrenching situations at Walter, reed on your own will because you cared about us and our troops me being one of them always always hold that a heart an and and just you know we have a special place in our heart for it for USO tour remember. Al Franken Fan before you came through when we met fan in me. But yes, we met you had. I think you had. Was it rush limbaugh is big fat idiot or was it wising lying wires on your bedside table I had been reading lies line liars in Iraq, and when you get good and they sent all your gear back Oh, you get killed up for bid they they spend all your back. They send the basic you know most personal things and I think it my book back. And I was bitching about it to you. and. Then two weeks after you visit you very clearly send me an autograph copy which I have prominently displayed on my shelf. Well meaning you and also go going. Know to Walter Reed was amazingly moving experience for me always, and I remember the first guy I met had a leg missing He was leaning against the wall. I. Said What happened to you and he said well, I came in here for a SEC demy. And the. The sense of humor. Of these guys and when I first started there I don't we've probably discussed all this but I take a picture and then I'd sign it right and I would sign I. Thank you for your service and about the third guy signed it for he said, you know we really don't. Like that 'cause. Just says, thank you for your service and we don't know how much they really mean it. So I kept then I started doing signing pictures. Thank you for being grievously wounded..

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:14 min | 9 months ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"We troops really really value those who came on a Uso tour because you didn't have to go rhino under orders you volunteer to go into a war zone you volunteered to go into some of the most heart wrenching situations at Walter, reed on your own will because you cared about us and our troops me being one of them always always hold that a heart an and and just you know we have a special place in our heart for it for USO tour remember. Al Franken Fan before you came through when we met fan in me. But yes, we met you had. I think you had. Was it rush limbaugh is big fat idiot or was it wising lying wires on your bedside table I had been reading lies line liars in Iraq, and when you get good and they sent all your gear back Oh, you get killed up for bid they they spend all your back. They send the basic you know most personal things and I think it my book back. And I was bitching about it to you. and. Then two weeks after you visit you very clearly send me an autograph copy which I have prominently displayed on my shelf. Well meaning you and also go going. Know to Walter Reed was amazingly moving experience for me always, and I remember the first guy I met had a leg missing He was leaning against the wall. I. Said What happened to you and he said well, I came in here for a SEC demy. And the. The sense of humor. Of these guys and when I first started there I don't we've probably discussed all this but I take a picture and then I'd sign it right and I would sign I. Thank you for your service and about the third guy signed it for he said, you know we really don't. Like that 'cause. Just says, thank you for your service and we don't know how much they really mean it. So I kept then I started doing signing pictures. Thank you for being grievously wounded..

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Masks, Covid & Nutrition Highlights

The Essential Oil Revolution

04:55 min | 9 months ago

Masks, Covid & Nutrition Highlights

"Hey thanks for listening I'm your host, Samantha Leigh Right today, we have a slightly different kinds of episode coming your way in light of all of the things happening with covid nineteen. I, wanted to do a special episode highlighting the foundations of Health for you all focused around the corona virus really wanted to cover the topic of mask specifically because there's so many questions that people have centered around mask right now and I know that I, personally have been wanting some clarity around. How mask are effective why are people saying sometimes, they're not and what the debate on both sides, and then also specifically, what else can we be doing in our lives to boost our immune systems protect ourselves from the scary seaward that's going around right now. So today's episode unlike most of our shows don't focus a lot around the topic of central oils but I really wanted the opportunity to talk to Dr Furman whose work I really admire if you're not familiar with his work. I think you're really going to like what he has to say. So we'll get to that interview soon. But first, let's talk about essential oils for a little while I wanted to share my favorite oils from this past week. Am that has been the thieves chest rub? That is a fairly new product coming from young living right now, if you haven't experienced it yet, it is a chest rub formula that comes in this great little squeeze bottle where you don't have to get your hands all greasy to apply it, which is one of my favorite things about it. So if you WANNA check it out or if you want to try to make your own version of it, you could. Buy One of those empties kind of squirt bottles from Amazon or wherever, or just use like an old squirt bottle. You've got lying around anything that will allow you to fill your own formula of stuff and then squeeze a little bit of the top will do and it is a combination of eucalyptus essential oil menthol and camphor. As you might be able to hear, I've got a little bit of flim stuck down in my chest and I've been putting the thieves chester up on at night especially at night. When you lay down, you've got that extra kind of weight of gravity and that's when when the cough likes to come out. So putting the chest rub on is so soothing. It smells so good. Now, if you WANNA make your own kind of chest rub concoction than I would use a base of coconut oil and maybe even some CA- cow butter or and or beeswax shaving shaven down because what you want is a real thick carrier oil base for this because you don't want the oil soak into your chest and your skin too. Quickly, you wanted to act as sort of an on going vapor that's going to be releasing from that chest rub so you WANNA thick carrier oil base again, beeswax is great for that. If you have some of that, you can shave it down and melted a bit and then from there do a real strong concoction if. You're making a small batch may be twenty to thirty drops of an essential oil nice and strong of mainly Eucalyptus. That's the Go-to for all things respiratory. So whatever eucalyptus oils you have around or blends of our great. If you want to add some other things in there to support your immune system, I would throw in some peppermint open up those nasal passageways maybe nice. Irby oil like Rosemary or time or Oregano. T tree is Great Franken Census Grey also any of those oils you have thrown into that nice thick carrier oil use it as a gesture of as needed or check out the thieves chest rub is easy to apply real strong, real potent, and give it five stars. And now, I'm super excited to share this week's DIY dugout recipe. It comes from Deborah Shannon in Atkins Arkansas and it is a recipe for a citrus phys the sounds. So delicious in glass combined the following ingredients and mix thoroughly half a can to one can of sparkling water one packet of Stevia, two drops, grapefruit essential oil, and then optional if you have any inning sherrod around at one to two ounces of Nick. Sharad. If you don't have Ningxia ride, which is a great will ferry puree juice that young living makes you can add in maybe another dark red kind of juice like Cherry juice pomegranate or something, and then ice. So just combine all that and you've got yourself a citrus phys.

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Brown Girls Make History

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

05:56 min | 9 months ago

Brown Girls Make History

"What's your take? This is obviously a big moment Joe Biden interest picked Kamala Harris. What are you feeling? What are you thinking? It's a very big moment. I've been excited ever since Vice President Biden committed to having a woman on the ticket. It's twenty twenty. So that would mean we went only have seen four women on a major presidential ticket. And in a year where we're celebrating the one hundred anniversary of the nineteenth amendment and women getting the right to vote. It was exciting for that reason but also for the fact that. We're finally realizing you can't win without women. Women are base of the Democratic Party lack Lameta, the base of the base of the Democratic Party, and you can't take us for granted when I think about and our Harris hurt her directory has been amazing. It is everything that we love to see Atta merge actually say she is the story of emerge starting off as a city district attorney. Then becoming Attorney General United States senator and now vice presidential candidates. This is. What we want for women and she's the first black woman Indian woman to be on this ticket is going back to the nineteenth amendment. It technically gave women the right to vote, but we know that women of color. Blind. Brown indigenous women didn't get full voting rights until after nineteen, sixty five. So, for Black Brennan Indigenous Women, it hasn't been a whole one hundred years of suffrage a for one hundred years of the women's right movement in this country. To see a black woman, an Indian woman essentially that. Is absolutely amazing and I'm so on cloud nine about the pick. How do you feel like the coverage has been thus far of the pick. So we're we're recording this. It hasn't even been twenty four hours. Since interrupt but. I'M NOT GONNA lie I'm already exhausted by the racism and sexism. Efi weeks that grow some other black women and myself created the Hashtag win with black women and it wasn't response to the negative coverage. We not only saw about sooner Harris but all of the other women who were potential BP picks. Just how they were being absolutely torn apart. In the press, it was the exact same thing that we had seen. What? Secretary? Clinton. And we came together because we immediately wanted to call it out. We were going to say you are not about to do this. Again, you are not about to disqualify and be horrible to these women because of your issues with. And sexism and we wanted to stand with those women in particular black women who are being considered, and over the past few days we've seen more people put out statements about the media and how they need to make sure that they're not being racist and sexist in their coverage other organizations popcorn to get behind the woman vp whoever was going to be, and that was just really important. We knew that we needed to be ready and I'm seeing all of these women come together. But just in the past few hours from. Press interviews that I've done a panel that I've been on tweets and I'm seeing people already discrediting or Harris. One tweet a man stand. Oh, she should be or all that stuff without Franken happened because that opened up the seat the judiciary people got to see her through the cabinet hearing and that put her on the national stage and I'm like. Really. That's it. That's the reason. Why Kamla Is the. I in a press interview where someone said, well, black people don't like Homeland Harris. Black voters aren't behind her. NATO them tell me why black voters aren't behind her and said, well, I talked to a couple of young black women and they don't like her and they said so those couple of young black women represent every single black person in the united. States? Of America. Is that by people are not a monolith, black women are not a monolithic. So for you to make that statement is completely untrue and I just finished a panel. With a black Republican woman and she made the comment about how they just find it ridiculous that all of these black women are now supporting Kamla for vp that didn't support her for president. So how she qualified to be BP, she wasn't qualified to be president. And that one really got to me. And I had to let her know that when there's all these men who are running for president drop out and gets elected to the VP. We never say those things always say as great pit 'cause they have all this experience they're going to bring so much to their role are if Men is picked to be in the cabinet. That is awesome. So, why are we doing this Tacoma?

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Brown Girls Make History

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

04:31 min | 9 months ago

Brown Girls Make History

"What's your take? This is obviously a big moment Joe Biden interest picked Kamala Harris. What are you feeling? What are you thinking? It's a very big moment. I've been excited ever since Vice President Biden committed to having a woman on the ticket. It's twenty twenty. So that would mean we went only have seen four women on a major presidential ticket. And in a year where we're celebrating the one hundred anniversary of the nineteenth amendment and women getting the right to vote. It was exciting for that reason but also for the fact that. We're finally realizing you can't win without women. Women are base of the Democratic Party lack Lameta, the base of the base of the Democratic Party, and you can't take us for granted when I think about and our Harris hurt her directory has been amazing. It is everything that we love to see Atta merge actually say she is the story of emerge starting off as a city district attorney. Then becoming Attorney General United States senator and now vice presidential candidates. This is. What we want for women and she's the first black woman Indian woman to be on this ticket is going back to the nineteenth amendment. It technically gave women the right to vote, but we know that women of color. Blind. Brown indigenous women didn't get full voting rights until after nineteen, sixty five. So, for Black Brennan Indigenous Women, it hasn't been a whole one hundred years of suffrage a for one hundred years of the women's right movement in this country. To see a black woman, an Indian woman essentially that. Is absolutely amazing and I'm so on cloud nine about the pick. How do you feel like the coverage has been thus far of the pick. So we're we're recording this. It hasn't even been twenty four hours. Since interrupt but. I'M NOT GONNA lie I'm already exhausted by the racism and sexism. Efi weeks that grow some other black women and myself created the Hashtag win with black women and it wasn't response to the negative coverage. We not only saw about sooner Harris but all of the other women who were potential BP picks. Just how they were being absolutely torn apart. In the press, it was the exact same thing that we had seen. What? Secretary? Clinton. And we came together because we immediately wanted to call it out. We were going to say you are not about to do this. Again, you are not about to disqualify and be horrible to these women because of your issues with. And sexism and we wanted to stand with those women in particular black women who are being considered, and over the past few days we've seen more people put out statements about the media and how they need to make sure that they're not being racist and sexist in their coverage other organizations popcorn to get behind the woman vp whoever was going to be, and that was just really important. We knew that we needed to be ready and I'm seeing all of these women come together. But just in the past few hours from. Press interviews that I've done a panel that I've been on tweets and I'm seeing people already discrediting or Harris. One tweet a man stand. Oh, she should be or all that stuff without Franken happened because that opened up the seat the judiciary people got to see her through the cabinet hearing and that put her on the national stage and I'm like. Really. That's it. That's the reason. Why Kamla Is the.

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Interview With Phillip Picardi

QUEERY with Cameron Esposito

05:59 min | 10 months ago

Interview With Phillip Picardi

"So I, always folks introduce themselves We went yourself. Sure. My name is Philip Cardi I am a journalist. I was formerly the Editor in Chief of out magazine also that you've content officer of Teen Vogue and better now, I would more call myself the host of an holier than thou which is a new podcast from crooked media more accurately I am a work in progress. Yeah. You know I feel. So we don't know each other but I have been watching your. Rise or move further visibility over the last couple of years and It's just very impressive what you have been up to First of all, just as a stranger sometimes I I don't know sometimes in my own experience with work I don't know. If how things seem from the outside, but it seems that you're really Finding, some space for yourself how does it feel to you? That's a great question and first of all, thank you. I mean I feel similarly about you. It has been really nice to watch and observe, and also just hear people talk about you and speak. So highly of you. So I hope that you carry those folks with you when when you're conducting yourself because it's a, it's a really wonderful thing. Always to hear good things about good people. Guys that basically makes me burst into tears put. You know what? It's an interesting time. Of Reflection for me for sure and certainly, let you mentioned my moves towards visibility You know in a previous version of the life that I'm leading I was very hungry for visibility. I was very hungry for success and I was working in a corporation called Canasta Publishing House that valued people who were very hungry for those things. And Ultimately Cameron you know if I'm being really freak Franken I and I did I have written just a bit about this for it in different places but that search and that desire for success ultimately left me feeling quite empty-handed and empty inside really, and so this part of of my journey you know unemployment I was laid off in December from out magazine after the company faced a series of financial difficulties and rather Let's call them interesting business practices and an interesting ownership structure. And I realized that getting let go was the best thing that ever happened to me and so I have kind of been living that this portion of my life for the past seven months or so it has been earmarked by a move to los. Angeles, in the midst of a global pandemic. my fiance sorry. is a an emergency medicine doctor. So he flattened the curve out New York. He was working in Queens buttoning the curve. Wow. He helped to flat curve in New York and then we arrived in l. a. and then a week after we settled here it was basically announced that we would have to be going through some very similar measures all over again, that case rates were rising that hospital occupancy was nearing its like its peak. In. So yes. So it's definitely just been an interesting world wind of a of a year but a good time I think to be at home thinking about stuff just like you know that Kylie Jenner quote this is just like the year of realizing stuff so. Kind of where I am. I mean, I'm glad that that's how it feels to you that it's a good year of realizing stuff I for myself Actually no I have I have had a lot of space and expansion. This is the longest I have been. Not Performing for live audience. In. Pretty for this number. Twenty years. It's also the longest I have spent in a single place in at least ten. and so. I feel like I'm having like this sort of restlessness anxiety and. Of. Realize how much the constantly interacting with people through live performance affected how much I feel connected to the world but like social media does not make me feel connected to the world. Turns out. Even. Though it's like how I even though that's how I. Feel. I. Know a little bit about you. It doesn't make me if sometimes can make me feel connected to individuals but does not make me feel in the middle of a community. He's like what I'm really missing is the feeling of community because I think I can see what individuals are saying about like. Taylor swift's new album or the black lives matter movement or literally any topic but I can't i. don't feel like I can get myself in the middle of the pack. As really affecting me emotionally yeah. I mean I deeply relate to that. It is really hard to be isolated and it also made me realize how much I was craving. Platonic intimacy I. I lived through this pandemic with the partner. Obviously, he was working, but we got a lot closer and more honest with each other. Then really we ever have before in a way if really strengthened our our relationship and our bond and I'm grateful for that similarly though I spend three hours a day on the phone with my friends and. I didn't talk to my friends that much before the pandemic kit, but this need and this constant desire to be interacting with people and for closeness. I don't know I feel like that has been an important symbol to me of what I want my life and my networks to look like after after hopefully, we get to to resume being with people and being in community.

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NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts splash down after historic mission

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:19 sec | 10 months ago

NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts splash down after historic mission

"Musk SPACE SEX As the capsule transporting NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Franken splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off Pensacola, Florida Dragon Endeavour has returned home. It was the first splash down by U. S astronauts in 45 years. They returned from a two month trip to the international space. Station. Its success

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SpaceX Crew Dragon heads for Sunday splashdown

KFBK Weekend Live With Sam Shane

00:24 sec | 10 months ago

SpaceX Crew Dragon heads for Sunday splashdown

"History made in past hours, way way up there. A pair of NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Franken undocked from the international space station and their private space six capsule and are heading toward a Sunday splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico. Departing Dragon Space. Six. Separation confirmed splashdown scheduled for near Pensacola, Florida tomorrow to 48 p. M.

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:16 min | 10 months ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Promo Code Franken. Okay, so let's go to another. Another decision Bostock v Clayton County which is about LGBT. The workplace. What what should tell us what that was, and what your take on it? That decision lists plastic was to consolidated cases that were brought by gay workers who claimed that they were fired from their jobs, for being gay expressly so and then consolidated with another case that was brought by a transgender worker, fired from if funeral home for coming out and saying to her co workers that she was transgender tragically, she died before these decisions came down. The question was a pretty technical question about. About whether title seven of the Civil Rights Act that is supposed to protect workers against discrimination on the basis of sex swept in lgbtq. Employees I. Think had been understood to do so, but the Supreme Court had never definitively proclaimed one way or another.

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:49 min | 11 months ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hey everybody. We got a great one today and I. Don't usually say that. About we just do. My guest is David Litt who has written a book? His book out it's called Democracy in one book or last how it works why it doesn't and why fixing it is easier than you think. Now I don't judge a book by its cover. I judged by its title, and this title is not great to be honest. you know and I can say that I'm the guy who wrote rush Limbaugh, a big, fat, idiot, and other observations, and lies in lying liars who tell them a fair balance. Look the right. I know a good title. Okay but I knew that David had worked in the Obama White House and he'd been the guy who supervised. President Obama's White House correspondents dinner speeches, his monologues from two thousand thirteen on, and they were all great. Obama just killed at always and the publisher sent me the book and I read. It's great. It's great. It covers everything that's wrong with our democracy, but it doesn't way. It's really insightful, and it's a terrific read. It's funny all the way through not like stuff like hilarious, but still funny. Anyway we'll be talking to him and a bit just a couple of comments about the week about the news How about that Supreme, court the good decisions, two of them on LGBT Q. Rights in the workplace great decision by Neal Gorsuch. for God's sakes six three I do have to say that a Lido's descent was very gay. you know in my opinion? And this one I took personally I am a member of the LGBTQ. Community I'm half a be. Now my experience. With joke is that. I have to explain it be is bisexual. And Half A. B. is okay. That's for the folks who thought the ad for cigarette. aficionado was a real ad that was for real magazine. And and the and who got mad at me, so great decision on Daca Thank God Roberts again on the right side but He won't be on something really awful very soon. I'm sure okay got pizza business. One subscribe. If you subscribe, you'll know when a new one is up next week, a great interview and I mean it with Melvin car. The mayor of Saint Paul so great one so subscribe. I also wanted to give a shoutout to talking feds. It's a podcast of that marie-claire calls the second best political podcast out there. I guess I was I so I was I was just on talking feds with norm. Ornstein, David Frum and the host of of talking heads of course Harry, Littman speaking, which the Al Franken podcast is starting new podcast under our umbrella, and the first one is morning. Ju Sarah Silverman will be in the MEKA spot. and Norm and from and Harry, and we'll be regulars along with ruth. Marcus Michelle Goldberg and Howard Fineman also. pod Damn America with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright will be coming under our umbrella,.

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

28:38 min | 1 year ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"School System for twelve years and John King spent a few years as the acting deputy secretary of education, and before that had. Been in charge of New York State's educational system, and before that was also a graduate of of had a doctorate in education, and also was a doctorate in law. and. We only had to have five minutes. She knew nothing. Nothing. Nothing. I mean the irony of someone in charge of education. Who knows nothing about education? But of course that was the point. She doesn't believe in public education. She doesn't believe in public anything, but she really just believes that they should all be private schools that they should all be home schools, and that public education is a is a bad thing in a bad place at the National Education Association. We pull people all the time. We pull our our members. Three million teachers bus drivers school secretaries a teacher's assistant librarian school nurses. If you work in that public school sector you can belong to the National Education Association and we WANNA know how the public feels to Republicans and Democrats alike. See Her for what she is. A people who like Donald Trump don't like betsy devos, and I I know it's because she is so obviously unqualified unprepared, and has no interest in doing anything except corrupt education programs that were developed to help our most vulnerable marginalized students. And to take that money and to give it to private schools, Jeff even trion disguise it and folks actually do like their public schools. But. Let's do something positive because I to get the Betsy Devos taste out of my mouth. The Okay When I started running for the Senate in Minnesota. I got a letter. With a twenty five dollar check and it was from my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Moore. Yes and she wrote. If you're the Al Franken Franken, if you're the Allen Franken News in my fourth grade class at Cedar Manner, I could tell them that you'd be qualified to being is state senator, so here's a check for twenty bucks, so I looked her up. And I called her up and said Mrs Moline she goes. You. Remember me I said Yeah. You're my favorite teacher. And she went all I said. No, no, no, I remember every one of my teachers. And I went down. I said Mr Kennedy was my sixth grade teacher, and he was really great oh. Yeah, he was. My Fifth Grade Teacher Mrs long about she was terrific. You my favorite teacher, my third grade teacher, and and I won't say her name I said I didn't really actually like her and Mrs Moline said she wasn't very nurture. And I said Miss Mrs Morrison was great. And you know, and then I arrived at the school I, moved from a small town in southern Minnesota to the suburb when I was at the end of first grade. So I did this is how Mu-, how important they were I. WanNa ask you a question. Why each your favorite teacher why? Why..

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"An- An I was thinking colonial. I really was thinking gasset jets and and cobblestone streets center insurance people turning take that sounds fantastic and then I got my brother Neil to drive me and we showed up in early February of eighty eight pitch black freezing and we get off the Williamsburg Bridge and start heading south. And then we get off. And it's just looked like a like one of those post-apocalyptic take movies of burned out cars. And all the streetlights were were dark and someone said later on they told me the the crack dealers. Shootout streetlights lights. Oh so everything was dark smart and I kept thinking what is this. Got Off on the wrong thing and my brother Neal is saying no no no this is this is Berry street this is and and then finally the car starts to slow down and he goes gets to forty two to four. No no no no no no no no no. This can't be any comes to stop. And it was a scary scary place to live and I remembered coming to work one day and used to take Ayla to walk eight blocks north to get to the end the L.. I went and got frye boots with giant heels and I would wear a trenchcoat wrote because I thought that it would make me look tougher and I would have a cigarette coming into my math because they thought this would make me look tough but I just I looked. I looked like a tough law. I'm not a tough looking guy to kids in exactly. Yeah Look Nineteen Thirties. Movie were three kids. Try and get into a movie as an adult. You're on my shoulder to see the movie. It was terrifying and then I came to work and I remember listening to chatter US chattering. And you're doing something and then you just heard me say you know I just came in from Williamsburg why Williamsburg. He was burgundy wine. Yeah and he said you gotta get out of their fucking dot long long right after after. You told me that I got out and I moved to Eighteenth Street. Yeah Yeah so thank you. You saved my life. Okay well there you have it yet. Yeah you know what this is. It's been a joy very nice having you here in laughing our asses off. And let's do this again. This is really fun. Yeah we mean what was that. It wasn't I'm trying to know I was going like I'm wondering when we do. And how do you do that. Do you do that. You will see you had Dana. Yeah I know a couple of again you know you never know okay okay good. What a terrible blending awful to interview just to sort of? I think it's like a little wind. It's a wind down to be continued. Yeah one yeah yeah voices giving really. Oh Aw Al Franken thank you. Yeah well I hope you enjoyed Listening that beautiful music is by Leo. Cocky the Great Leo Cocky. I WanNa thank Peter Osburn. UGH Burn for producing. We'll talk again next week..

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"franken" Discussed on Inspirado Projecto

Inspirado Projecto

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"franken" Discussed on Inspirado Projecto

"It's not self I say this idea For a company called Frankenstein and what you do is you basically you have. You've stencils of all shapes and sizes. That look like Frankenstein like the old universal Frankenstein and So so you basically basically it's like a stencil and it's for the people who love Frankenstein. It's so will you like reminds me of the. Let's say kind of like the Portland E skit. Where in it? They're like put bird on it. Put a bird on it so honest in a sense. You know. It's like the person's like I can Frankenstein that this wall you know. I really liked this wall but it just looks so bland. Hand Frankenstein it. Hey you know. This is a cool t-shirt but really needs a little something Frankenstein it you know. I've always wanted to tattoo but I'm not sure if I should Frankenstein it. Hey I just got a brand new car. It's it's kind of cool but it's basically a special something Frankenstein it. Hey how do I keep my parking space days without someone stealing it Frankenstein. It so the whole thing is about Franken staining it is one can guess all shapes and sizes all shapes and sizes Frankin stains ladies. Oh my God Oh my God oh my God. The Bush is talking.

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

12:18 min | 1 year ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Everybody else is going to be set up for vocational program which is what Germany does does that what he wants to do. I don't think so no no he wants to meaningless to basically say it ought to be free for everybody and if not free somebody's got to pick up the TAB Ford again back to the colleges you gotta say to the University. She's a colleges you gotta be part of the effort mean look what Mitch Daniels has done a purdue the for last five years. It's don't know tuition increase and the reason of former governor former over governor of Indiana President Purdue College. How did he do that? How did he do it? quit spending money you spend less money charges students less I mean that's the problem and and he's certainly an engineering school. It's so much easier. I guess to do that but you've got to put pressure on the colleges as well because it all otherwise all you're doing thing is driving more demand in the system with limited supply and even more on like me understands. That's going to drive up prices beyond the rate of inflation what else I wanNA talk about. Pell grants then because a full pell grant used to pay for like ninety percent of a public. I'm talking about a public college education and now pays for like thirty percent so I'm just talking about these kids. You're right the Minerva Foundation yeah you're the head is is about reforming higher education not no but it's a bar is it yes a quicken dramatically different students much different kind of an experience. Yes we use a fair amount modern technology but the most important thing is when you start off and it's easier when you in the beginning for existing institutions. It's very difficult. He just no cost to put into the system unless as you can justify it from the standpoint of quality when it's not full of Adjunct Faculty we're hiring full-time high quality factly to do it but there's no real pressure right right now on those schools and I think there needs to be I'm not against trying to make a better effort to help young people to be able to afford to go where where Chrissy increase in spending going going to frivolous things are going to a beautiful beautiful student union is going to won't let me ask you this. If you WANNA learn something I guess every now and then you do you find yourself saying but something I'd like to know right. How do you uh what are you doing? What do you do you do you go to some building was a classroom and wait for an adult to show up and walk in the front room and teach us something no the problem that's an outdated model and were locked into it? You propose at an any higher education environment and they go crazy. They think you're talking about mooks mooks and an online education they'd be. It's very difficult to get into a conversation about using and oftentimes. It's very low cost you. You've got very low cost offerings out there that would enable a student to get an hour faster been cheaper way and it then you're left with with the responsibility of teaching these young people how to think anyway. We're way off into that. I no no no no no this is important. Conversation is really important the by the way by the way L. The other thing is for for liberals I don't know where you get the money unless you become people like myself and say hey bob. You're seventy six right now. You look at how we're spending money money at the federal level. We're GONNA spend eighty billion dollars this year over last on people over the age of sixty five and they won't be needed to bake. It's mandated in the in the programs for for eligible beneficiaries about social security medicare medicare and Medicaid and long-term care for Medicare and you propose any changes in those programs then you think you're gonNA be proposing seniors. Go foraging in the alley for food are there are some seniors. That's what they live on and I've I. I look I'm I'm for increasing amount of money that goes to the low income seniors. I'm for making a change to the working poor women who stayed at home get some Kinda back with him in this there are things you can do to make the program fair from the bottom up but Mike God you. That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about is you remember in the in the famous budget of nineteen ninety-three Clinton's budget of nineteen ninety-three the most all right. What was the most controversial thing in that budget was supposedly raising taxes on taxing the breast of your social security benefits above a certain amount a certain amount and that was we weren't going after low income people title it was on and the response was I'm just getting back out what I paid any Baloney? You're getting a lot more back out in the European it. We have to be able eleven honest conversation with the elderly in America to say if you really care about your kids and your grandkids now if you don't maybe we'll just strike that from Roy Tabula sorry but if you really care about him you have to look at how we're allocating federal money and have not fair to young people the original deal when social security it was passed the average life expectancy was sixty five. Oh the original deals a thousand dollars and tax we tax like forty nine million people on behalf of two hundred thousand beneficiaries the original deal and then every two years after the Second World War we greatly expanded the program including in the early seventies when then when Wilbur Mills wanted the United States he pushed to twenty percent and you look at the the increases in in an annual increases in that program and it's startling seventy eighty percent in one thousand nine hundred twenty percent nineteen seventy twenty percent nineteen seventy-one forcing Nixon to accept the cola now. We're on the slippery slope of the program win when it's become an enormous especially as 401k's of replace defined benefit. It's become a really important part of our retirement program not I'm not I'm not talking about replacing it at all as I said I'd make it more generous for lower income but we need to have an honest conversation. I think that's very important again. This is not my typical podcast but you have a wide ranging mind obviously and also are not an expert on any except nine say on education but so leave that you were on the nine eleven commission. Yeah you're not okay okay I got a few questions about nine eleven and the commission okay or not the commission but what the commission discovered I've always wondered about Kondia Rice and a a couple things first of all the bin Laden Determined to strike in us. That was another memo right right. Look I think the environment at that time. was you know this isn't that we're not really that afraid of al Qaeda I mean we all the way back to ninety three you know Ramzi Yousef is a nephew of Kelly Shekh Muhammad so many tried to knock down the World Trade Center in Nineteen ninety-three but I wanNA ask about Condie Condoleeza Rice yes. She said we had never envisioned. Airplanes being used as weapons but as as I recall there was some kind of like g seven or g whatever they had then meeting in Genoa of a a year or so before where they got Bush out of there because they had been warned that there might be planes winds coming in and crashing into the is this part of the report. That's in the report right so if that's the case. How is it possible that she did not know? This was potentially this. She said we did not know so again. I think altogether too easy to do say okay. Now we know they knocked down the World Trade Centre with no they killed three thousand people. We know they got that done. How's it possible possible? I I see a plane in a previous memo. They're going to attack. I mean you're seeing these metrics. In a previous mammal. They got the president out of their understand but I think her her statement that nobody could have imagined as a little broad but there wasn't a general conversation going on about this I mean we didn't we the national security adviser. Everyone's going like you know what we're going to move the president but look because we're worried about plans coming in you. Have a few people in the public were having conversations about Bin Laden al Qaeda in the nineteen nineties but it wasn't regarded. It should have been regarded. We're wasn't just Condoleeza Rice main one of the most important things we did in the nine eleven commission was we we said we're not gonNA minority reports or dissenting views. We're GONNA WE'RE NOT GONNA you know I can attack Bill Clinton and not gonNA attack George Bush there. There was a failure across the board and as a consequence we were enormously vulnerable and was she apart yes but was Bill Clinton apart of it and and all the other yes yes sir. All apart was part of it. I was on the Intelligence Committee at the time as well. I wasn't out there beating the drums I so all the things all the documents you're talking about and I didn't put it all together. Arrive Carrying Damn you damn you Bob Carey my God that is so pathetic attic I y you you had a red meat thing. You thought we were going to get down in the mud wrestle so anyway. Thanks a lot it's all I can say okay now. You talked about them hitting the World Trade Center Ninety three so this is another thing. That's been bothering me for a while. Giuliani put the Crisis Response Center in the World Trade Center my right. That's correct. Why would you do that if terrorists had tried to take down the World Trade Center? Why would you put the the Crisis Response Center in what you know is one of their targets remember they they? They didn't take down the World Trade Center. I understand that they tried well but the presumption was the chairman of my board at the new school John Tishman. You'd ask him before nine. Eleven is a possible bring that building down by hit number two planes. He'd say absolutely not so. It wasn't like we were sitting there saying we better move everything as far away from the World Trade Center quite the opposite it appeared to be of an almost an invulnerable talk it. That's what made it so shocking collapse yeah yeah okay so oh two planes will go in there and then the crisis center will continue to do their job now thought yeah no I made. I did not envision. The two points is what you're saying. They didn't even with two planes. They didn't invasion to planet didn't envision that was possibility the two planes hitting the World Trade Center would cause structural damage it would bring that building down not even the the guy who built that building thought that was possible member the movie titanic it was a big big movie. Remember that on the bow singing the song yeah or their King of the world right and that they go the dinner with the fancy people right and the designer of the ship is there of titanic and Somebody Buddy makes a toast to him because he is built the unsinkable ship you remember the scene they toast to the unsinkable bullshit to the single shift congratulations. You've built the unsinkable ship okay so now later in the damn movie they hit the iceberg the designer of the ship the guy who's built the unsinkable. I'm shipping goes to the captain. You remember this and he explains. It's GonNa sink because it's going to go into this compartment in this compartment Rogo think and and the captain doesn't go remember.

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

14:07 min | 1 year ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hi Everybody we have a really really great show today for change and senator former senator Bob Kerrey former governor Bob Carey is here former well. No you're still medal of honor winner right. You're always will be recipients is correct yeah so you don't win it. You don't have a contest for the former president of the a new school. That's correct which doesn't sound like a real school. I know it is very good. Yeah okay so so. Let's do some chronological stuff. you went to Vietnam. You are navy seal. Yes that's very disciplined blend group right that the the B. N. Navy seal. You've got to be able to do white how many push ups. I don't know I forget you have to hold their breath underwater for like three minutes I can go beth is entire show to know that okay and you got the medal of honor all I I remember reading about it was climbing some cliff right wall shear wall to save some of our your man. That's close enough right yeah okay and then you get that okay well. Thanks thanks for your service. Well thank you. Oh Yeah as you lost the that was that's what got injured right wounded injured and it actually it gave me maybe the most important learning experience so I spent eight months in a in a hospital on a Naval Hospital in Philadelphia and learned a lot. What did you learn an awful well first of aw by had to be grateful because you know it was a government run hospital? The government say Malibu almost killed me to begin with but then say my life so okay and is is this is this a Va hospital naval okay and I learned a lot about the importance of volunteer effort because a lot of volunteers came in and out of the hospital you know offering to help us in one way or the other and then I learned that if I wanted to get anything done had to ask for help for a long time I had asked practice. Go the bathroom so and and seal team it you yes she operate as a team but in some ways you're taught to be the real men don't ask for help well well. I learned to the hospital real men do so it was a very important lesson for me it normally when I guess you know have an expert on on I'll have Ernie Mo- knees on climate and the Iran deal gang I'm just going to we're going to go all over the place with you on that an expert any that's right right at us a great senator okay so let's let's talk about the debates debates specifically you ran for president in ninety two. That's correct ninety two and so you've been in these primary primary debates. Have you okay how many were in the ones that you were in. How many candidates five that seems to be about right yeah? Look Benia have ten people on a state. It's not really a debate because you got even with the impossibly long one hundred and eighty minute debate give the moderator fifteen miniature down. Each candidate is going to have to what I think. He was just interrupted me. They're all going to have twelve to fifteen minutes. Talk really knew where you're going. You didn't we're GONNA finish that thought okay Jesus getting spooky. This is what I think when you have that many Eh and you're given a minute weren't they given a minute like further I answer well. Take the total amount of time mm-hmm that all the candidates gets about one hundred and sixty minutes right one hundred sixty minutes divided by ten is sixteen minutes each if they if they apportion equal and they don't and so you I wanna make a statement of some come. You're not really debating. Maybe got a challenge Biden. Maybe going to challenge Kamala Harris. We we'll have a an effort to try to move up in the polls against one person person or another but you're not really debating healthcare. You're not really debating foreign policy. You don't have enough time and the structure doesn't lend itself so to call her debate. I think is inaccurate. It won't don't feel like a debate until you get down to three or four or five candidates and even then it won't feel like a real debate and tell us whoever the nominee is up against trump you get about about a minute for a question and then that means you want to pack as much into that minute. This is my theory of why the debates are almost unwatchable trouble because you wanna pack as much into that minute as possible. That's your minute on this. I so you know that and so you and your team craft a minute answer that really should be a minute thirty minute forty of information that you just put into a minute by talking really fast and memorize the shit out of this thing and it's impossible to listen to it's exhausting and and also when you're memorize hi something and just you know it sounds like talking points no matter how eloquent it is I would like to see some people out there some of the candidates out there I I'd like to see some room to go after trump but they will when when the debate is with trump they'll go after trump well yeah but they'll be three debates with trump. Those will be the debates but but but we're trying to determine who our nominee is it would be nice nice to know which nominee will do best in those debates. I thought that debate were where they spent. Twenty minutes twenty minutes on whether or not a single payer plan should or shouldn't have a private health insurance. It was quite an intense argument we should be talking one forty seats in the house on healthcare and it was because Republicans were supposed to repeal and replace remember that they said they would do that for seven half years. Okay they win and sixteen ecksteen. They have the whole government what they do. What what have you been doing for the last seven whatever you come up with apparently nothing and they they come up with a plan that twenty million people lose their health care and and there's no there is not protection for people with preexisting condition people suddenly learn what's in the a CA finally and they go we like this and we're not gonNA vote for Republicans who are voting take away our projections and then he doubles down trump doubles down as a lawsuit right? That's correct. Why not talk about that well? They did kind talk about that. I mean the problem is again. You're all the agree that we need to do more than we're currently doing all of them. I mean there's going going agrees that we should get to universal yeah and they all agree that that the starting point is the affordable healthcare act burning. Let's go further than all all the rest of them. I Guess Elizabeth Warren and Kamala signed pretty much onto what he wants to do. so it's a has not as not okay so she was she did it first and and then she changed she she's now has a ten year ramp up to it which is probably it would take complicated implicated to go from the system. We have now to single payer would be very very complicated. It's traumatic to go yeah. I mean first of all you have to answer the question Do you think the deficits gonNA matter. If you have a Democratic president in the answer's Yes republicans don't care about the deficit and then funny. Isn't it funny. I mean if you're if you're an American who cares about the the deficit. You should want to have a democratic president because every single Republican will be born again to saying Barna trillion dollars to what you were doing this year to make the budget that that's a problem Emma and now it's not a problem now. They sort of well it isn't it. Isn't you know let me open up an worn all vote for your tax cut so it seems to me what you're getting in general and and I think it is watchable. You're getting in general of presentation. The American people that whoever the Democratic nominee is wants to do more on healthcare sees it as a particularly the cautious the real problem wants to do something about climate chains cares about income inequality me you're getting I think broad brush you getting differences between the various candidates but I think kicked me in the last debate. You get a presentation that the Democratic Party you can say it's too far to the left at that one way or another but I don't think it's out of mainstream thinking of the American people. I don't think it's at a mainstream thinking either. I think people a great little you. You were President of new school so so let's say four year college yes okay. Let's talk about this free college thing I have this theory that affluent people should pay for college the kids with affluent parents Felicity Hoffman's and if you have enough money to you know get your kid in under false pretenses you should be able to pay the full boat okay but we are making it so hard for low income and lower you know moderate moderate income people do go to college you know when I go around Minnesota and talk to students. I'm talking to people that kids that are not in in school fulltime. They're not in school fulltime at all 'cause they're working forty hours a week to pay for college in the pay to live you've and that's why we have so mu- so many his failed graduate this is one of the things that creates wealth inequality if you look at the household income and how it correlates with the sat score and the that's where the rigging begins ends because there's an absolute upward curve as income goes up because you can afford to hire tutors and so forth you're gonNA get more time to be able to get a higher also so your parents day of had a college education or graduate school education but I also think I also think that part of the problem is I said. We've been very difficult if you said to me I've got a billion dollars and I want to start a college. I'm wondering to regionally accredited. You know it'd be easier for her to go out and start a heart transplant center get to get the regulators to approve. We've limited supply and then we'd dramatic massive amount of demand primarily with with debt and number surprise the prices go up beyond the rate of inflation. We really are not forcing the kind of innovation that we ought to be forcing into higher education for just one little innovation say the colleges. We're going to hold you responsible for half of the debt. Make it be recourse. I get all the cash you borrow money and go to the new school. I get the cash from the alone. Why not put me recourse for half the darned day so so the school yeah pays the kit happy? I will do two things if you're one of my students and I'm I'm going to be record umber one. I'm GonNa make sure you take some courses and increase the chances. You're going to get a job when you get out of college and secondly. I'm GonNa make sure you graduate because the guys that have the most was trouble with that or the ones that don't finish so I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that you graduate. I'm doing everything I can to make sure that you take courses that increase the chances you're going to be able to pay off that debt and right now. You don't right now. You'd basically 'CAUSE I. I'm harmless as university or college. you know come after me. If my students can't pay back their debt I told you before we when I do a good Bernie you I do a good burning so a guy from the OECD comes to testify GonNa tell your listeners who had oecd he stands for the Organization of economically developed countries but that's not what it stands for something like that but it's basically the US Europe Europe Japan Chile you know it was Australia right we used to be number one in the percentage manage of our adults who have graduated college and I think this was they're going into the cohort that was under forty we now now gone to ninth ninth and so the guy from the OECD. We're trying to figure this out why this is so and so burning goes like I I imagine that the cost of college I it here in America is is part of why I would not graduating as many kids as you do in your let me ask you this to go to college in say Germany how much does it cost and the guy from the OCD goes in Germany. You'll go to college for free. Okay well how much the cost say in France and the Guy said Ian Francis also free how about Sweden in Sweden they pay you to go to college now. Also rigorous examinations determine who gets to go to college said Bernie support that does Bernie support saying only twenty percent percent of high school graduates going to be able to go to college and.

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"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

12:06 min | 2 years ago

"franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Well welcome to be al franken the podcast this week were playing a conversation i had with dana carvey when i first started recording these and originally was not my intention to interview my comedian friends but george h w bush had just died and then of course a did hw on snl and i wrote co wrote a lot of those especially with jim downey a legendary snl writer but in nineteen eighty eight when reagan's second term was coming to an end we were getting a little nervous 'cause dana just did not have a take on on bush and reagan was kinda easy to get a get a fix on and again laughs now some of you may remember franken in davis that was me and my comedy partner we met in high school and we were there at the beginning of snl on back in nineteen seventy five we stayed until nineteen eighty and then came back in eighty five in the morning came back we were warned against in those five years a we did a lot of college gigs and we used to do reagan interact and i would do these sort of you know the ring rigging an this guy back in minneapolis had had made this thing for us where i could talk on the phone is regan backstage an tom could be a onstage and be very excited about this calls coming in from the press especially colleges a lot of college kids it needed to know a lot about the presidency reagan was calling in the phone would rang a tom with answered and i'd say in the phone a resident of the united states will be a ride on on the phone and tomic oh wow this is this is so exciting and then a slide would go up on a the screens on their side of the stage of reagan at his desk on the phone with the phone up to his left ear and i'd go hero and tom go hello mr president hero mr president tom it'll it'll mr president hero hero hero mr president are you having trouble a hearing me oh tom tom yes hey who must have the phone up to my bed year he said oh that's right mr president are you at i i heard that you a damage when you're ears while a on a movie set an do you will hear let me let me switch it and then and then we switch at the slides and it would just be the same slide we've had a phone now and his right ear and that get a laugh i get a good laugh and then a he'd say well the gun went off by my we're animals like what's that dream wanna hear many western so that you you shot sir no it was dreamy filming a new rock knee all american it was it was the halftime good well mr president the i think the students have some questions for you well that's good because you know a lot of college students don't know that much about the president's chief example many think that william howard taft was the fattest resident huh i thought he was the fattest president's new believe he was not well a who was the fattest residence or i do an so that then tom would start taking questions answered so reagan that will see doddering reagan phil hartmann when we came back in eighty five again lorne again writers started doing reagan kind of in that fashion but but if you kind of compare rates in a the trump reagan a wasn't actor an of course he is a going have experience leading wines breathing in speaking speaking at the same time which is something that trump is just not good at an i watched the fourth of july a speech and he just is not good at leading breathing and talking at the same time and he he blamed the washington airport thing on the prompter but if you know you're speech you know where you are in deep eight teams century i'm sorry the lease he did do is go over the speech when i would just do it on important speech i go over it i'd go read two three four five i go over until i had it i don't have never seen maybe a state of the union maybe a state of the union they've made him go over but this was 'em well let's play some of this the continental army suffered bitter winter of valley forge found gloria across the waters of the delaware and seized victory from cornwallis of yorktown army mandy at it ran the ramparts it took over airports it did everything they had to do it can't be just pure talent black i just have to think on top of everything this is these laziest president we've ever had look he's honoring are are brave soldiers sailors airmen marines and coast guardsmen and women an all these pilots and cruiser preparing for the fly over so many people have prepared for this man there's a national park workers there's the the park police the dc police there's millions of people watching on tv just rain through the frigging speech a few times and he's celebrating these armed forces he's the guy who got out of vietnam miami his doctor right of bullshit note saying that donald had bone spurs i mean the whole speech is dedicated to are fighting men and women in their unbelievable sacrifice of blood end of life and it was just all the more tacky that he could not have taken the slightest bit of effort to learn this speech so now back to dana and george h w bush ronald reagan was leaving phil hartmann a had eight clear handle handle for him he did him great but at that point looking at george h w bush dana had nothing and if you listen to his first few attempts dana just did not have that handle an we're going oh boy bush's just kind of boring and then dana sound him with doing that thing over there you know in that whole area over there and you know not guide that mcat that wouldn't be prudent so a we we've just started to rely on dana's bush 'cause he could get laughs at will and if anything happened that week that we could open way of we we would do it andy a we just road dana a for the rest of bush's term and then a and of course during the campaign dana got the gift of ross perot as so we had this crazy ninety two season where the show just climbed on dan is back on on on bush and and perot an onfield hartman's clinton but mainly a bush now are depiction of h w bush was never a vicious in an ambush was gracious it's enough that after he lost he invited dana to the white house this is after he lost he'd been defeated in invites the guy who had ridiculed him for four years on tv invites the guy to the white house now can you imagine donald trump inviting alec baldwin to the white house if trump loses decks fall of course alec snl have been pretty unrelenting on trump and how could you not be but but bush now we invited to the white house after he lost they became friends they became friends and you'll hear a they interview with dan is very much about how we developed a political satire on snl dream what i think was a pretty good period of of political satire on the show so are idea politicals satire on the show was do welldeserved served politicals satire now this was before trump obviously there is no way to do well observed satire on donald trump and not be as vicious as possible or for that matter of mcconnell an end the rest of the republicans who were just being so craven lindsey graham for example you remember that weird tirade at the at the end of the cavenaugh hearings to my republican colleagues if you vote no you're legitimizing the most despicable thing i have seen in my time in politics you want this seat i hope you never get it out you're on the supreme court that's exactly where you should be and i hope that the american people will see the show right now we only proper response to that was this that louis from a piece a co wrote entitled be sarcastic clapping family of southampton here's an excerpt phil hartmann jan hooks and that weeks host kevin bacon now they're all here i just like i say one thing i know that some of you would like the challenge father's well after all meghan i did do rather well maybe like in costume i think that's unfair of course i certainly respect their right to do whatever you feel you have to buy a gun say before we start getting lawyers and here in fighting each other like greedy rats that's written about one thing where like that like there's a lot more at stake here the dollars and cents the memory of a man we all love the van call five oh like is considering the fact that you hate you fuck no no no don't shop just we all knew what you were just waiting for father to die so you could get filthy.

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And I said, well, what was striking about him? He said, well, he wanted to know if there were coffee plantations, because he picks really, well Al he was eight years old. He came here to work that was very moving Alexa. Unfortunately, the only emotion that I can feel is regret. Well, let's lighten it up. Here's me again, with Jeffrey Toobin, Nancy gertner, who is Nancy Kurtzer. Here's how I introduced her Nancy gertner is a professor of law at the Harvard Law School. She got that job because she is one hundred percent oschkenat's e ju. I get it. That's a reference to Elizabeth Warren and her mishandling of the whole Indian thing. Exactly. Now, here's girder Tuban on the federalist society. I'm persuaded that these guys are tracked their watch their invited to federalist society. We now have heard about people are looked at in law schools, and who would who they're clerking for an in addition, what's scary is that they knew they were being monitored. I'm persuaded. I looked at some of the concurring opinions of Kavanagh, for example, that who he was talking to was perfectly clear addition. He was auditioning, I loved your interview with author, Michael Lewis about the incompetent lowlifes in the Trump administration. Trump comes in without having any interest in running this, the government he's supposed to be running, and he has no mission really. And who's going to turn up to work for that administration, who's gonna find their way into these nooks and crannies of the federal government that are incredibly important to be man. Well, it's gonna be people who've got some narrow interest in it. My first podcast was on healthcare. That was my favorite. Why is that Amazon doesn't provide insurance for their warehouse workers or for me? Our guest was anti Slavic. He was bombed head of Medicare and Medicaid I-, anti that's eight. I've heard this referred to as a trillion dollar agency. That's right. So my question is this any has there been any evidence that the Trump family has been skimming little off the top, I have not seen any evidence. Okay. You know, you don't hear a lot of good news about the trumps. And so no one can say, I'm not fair here. That was very fair that made me laugh. So we're not talking about things that it's coming. Nice for people to have we're taking things that people if they didn't have they would die. That's the reality that Americans face. So they have no choice but to get their insulin or to get their blood pressure medication or to get there. Mm pen, the number one call to the American Cancer Society line is the following and American, the president of the American Cancer side. He related this to me. I can't afford to have cancer. And indeed within two years of a cancer. Diagnosis. Four out of ten people have depleted their life savings. I want to laugh again. Well, let's lighten up. Here's me again, with Jeffrey Toobin, Nancy gertner, who is Nancy Kerner Alexa, I just told you what's wrong with you. I am very drunk, the sensor interesting. We talked about the marriage equality as one of the reasons Democrats are kind of satisfied with the supreme court, I thought Scully as descent, and that was very gay. Okay. Let's finally, what, what I didn't even know where to start. It's your show. It's like you wanna if you wanna use that on CNN. My husband and kids love Dana Carvey, Trump impression. Wait. You have a husband and kids. Yes. Little brendan. Love Dana Trump impression because it was about how insane he is. He has the craziest ADD repeating words odd bizarre. You're going to be happy. You're asking excuse me. Maybe interruption selves, gives me many. People say you're going to be happy, you're asking me. Oh, you're going to be happy. You're going to be happy. Happy like it wouldn't believe you could be so happy. I just never heard anyone really like that. And it's fascinate shouldn't we end with something more inspiring? Well, how about this from conservative, author, David Frum? So democracy is retreating a little bit around the world. Right. When that happens, we have to get the thing. I keep telling audiences talk about this is it's alarming, but also be grateful to live at a time when your country needs you. Amen. How I hope you can make us be good difference with this pod. Cast as you didn't send it. Yeah. I recognize that emotion as regret. Alexa, just play the damn music. Scribe to the Al Franken podcast by going to apple podcasts, or anywhere, you get your on demand audio music, provided by the wonderful Leo cocky, any opinions expressed, by me are not necessarily those Amazon or Jeff Bezos who want to be ashamed of himself. Now Alexa, that was a joke L as far as I'm concerned, Jeff Bezos can do wrong.

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