35 Burst results for "Hammonds"

Building a Community Where Your Clients Feel Safe and Happy With Trish Hammond

Healthcare Business Secrets

01:57 min | 12 hrs ago

Building a Community Where Your Clients Feel Safe and Happy With Trish Hammond

"The side. Were talking with trish hammond. Trish hamid is the ceo of plastic surgery hub a platform where she helps thousands of men and women that want to improve the body's find the best surgeons available for the cosmetic medical plastic surgery needs and as one of the largest directories for plastic in cosmic since in australia. Welcome to the show and keystone notch. Thanks for having me here. So it's thought going to give some context as to who you on what you do and and sort of a to lead them into. Why go you on the show. So tell us about how you got into to what you're doing now and also give that a bit of a background and what you do issue. So how am i got into what is now is is about seven years ago. Actually belong let While it lost this white aviv's i've been big on my life. Loss fight and that in itself brings its own set of problems like you. Have accents skied. If you had like massive bursts which i actually had it on my life and coastal las way. I decided to have a breast reduction leaf to end. So i had that surgery in the syrian. Well how the. My recovery was quite horrendous. Started double dicing Just was really depressed and Feel better after surgery on felt worse model. Was you on. Dr google trying to find out what's going on everything that came up was a doctor's website and i thought i don't want to stay to a doctor. I don't want to speak to anez. Wanna speak to someone who is actually going through what i'm going through. Obey to what. I'm going straight so i wanted to connect with someone like may patient and then i thought they really needs to be at in this gap in the market to facilitate the conversation for people to speak to each other and that's how plastic surgery Started realized very early on the pace that ten. Oh you need to actually get income from a website to run a website. So it kind of evolved from there into direct remodel. And and now where we've evolved still. We keep evolving as we goes. We're a community now on facebook so we kind of have information on the website and in the community applies to be thankful that people can speak to each other.

Trish Hammond Trish Hamid Aviv Australia Google Facebook
Florida’s Black and Hispanic communities need more COVID vaccines

Todd Schnitt

00:40 sec | Last month

Florida’s Black and Hispanic communities need more COVID vaccines

"Was was among among a a number number of of guests guests who who joined joined in in a a virtual virtual roundtable roundtable discussion discussion about about the the impact impact of of covert covert 19 19 on on black black and and Hispanic Hispanic communities. communities. Palm Palm Beach Beach County County State State Representative Representative Oh Oh Mari Mari Hardy says he's been in touch with the Florida Division of Emergency Management. My message to folks who work in the state is to continue to try to get vaccines into the county specifically for community of color that have had difficulty accessing this for federally supported covert 19 vaccination sites are opening in Florida Wednesday in each will have to mobile satellite sites in Jacksonville. The main hub will be at the Gateway Mall with the mobile sites located at the Hammond Senior Center and normally community center. Other federal mass vaccination sites, including Tampa, Orlando and Miami.

Palm Palm Beach Beach County C Oh Oh Mari Mari Hardy Florida Division Of Emergency Gateway Mall Hammond Senior Center And Norm Jacksonville Florida Tampa Orlando Miami
#Blackout4Ed: Teachers across Indiana wear black to protest school choice bills

WGN Programming

00:59 sec | Last month

#Blackout4Ed: Teachers across Indiana wear black to protest school choice bills

"In Indiana wore black today as part of hashtag black for Ed Day that the movements aimed to draw attention to issues. They say you're putting them in an untenable position. Needed. Cox has been a Hammond teacher for 20 years. She says a legislative proposal would divert some $70 million from public education to charter schools and voucher programs. Private education. And argues it's needed in public schools. I've seen your after year. My classroom size get bigger. My access to resource is get smaller. My pay gets smaller. My insurance premiums go off teacher since surrounding states of being prioritized for covert vaccines to return to in person learning Indiana's doing vaccines based on age And Cox and others think that's unfair, A statement from the state of Indiana says in part age is the number one cause of hospitalizations and deaths due to covert 19, who shares aged 60 and older account for 93% of covered 19 deaths statewide there. Police

Indiana Hammond COX
Data center gives new life to site of a former coal plant

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 2 months ago

Data center gives new life to site of a former coal plant

"For more than eighty years a- coal-fired power plant operated in the city of hammond indiana but when the state line generating plant shutdown in two thousand twelve. The city lost its biggest tax payer so that was a big deal when it decided to close. Dave ryan is executive director of the lakeshore chamber of commerce. In hammond. he says the closure also left behind a giant building that had to be taken down and a massive pile of. It's just sitting there hundred feet high and one hundred feet deep a hole so that all had been remediated but the city was convinced that the site had potential. It's close to chicago and located on lake. Michigan developers agreed and use the site to build a new data center called digital crossroad to build the facility. They recycled some asphalt and concrete from the original plant. Solar panels will help create electricity for the city of hammond. The data center helps provide a new tax base while it was going to be just a environmentally disastrous site. You know with a huge coal pile sitting in the middle of it is now been turned into a beautiful data center and now what was a basket of lemons now lemonade for city of human

Hammond Lakeshore Chamber Of Commerce Dave Ryan Indiana Michigan Chicago
New York COVID nursing home deaths may be 50% higher than reported

Mark Levin

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

New York COVID nursing home deaths may be 50% higher than reported

"General addition, James, accusing the Cuomo administration of dramatically undercounting corn of ours nursing home deaths. Bill Hammond with the government watchdog group. The Empire Center, has been critical of the Cuomo administration for not releasing nursing home data. It's possible that if we knew the full picture where deaths have been occurring We would have a better idea of what policies could have saved lives and could still save left. However, in a statement, the state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, says the attorney general report is clear. There was no undercount of the total death toll.

Cuomo Administration Bill Hammond Empire Center James Howard Zucker
The Straw That Broke The Bucatini Supply Chain

The Indicator from Planet Money

03:38 min | 2 months ago

The Straw That Broke The Bucatini Supply Chain

"Today on the show. I am joined by planet money producer. Alexi horowitz ghazi and alexi. Hello first of all parody cardiff alexi. You've brought us a kind of pasta mystery. Not just any pasta. Cardiff dismissed all about a very particular. Pasta shape called bucatini. It's basically just spaghetti with a hole in it in. The story comes to us. By way of a self avowed bucatini fanatic new york magazine writer. rachel handler. When did you know that you were bucatini. Hat or bucatini bopper. Look what do we call ourselves. Ivan bucatini had because. I just think it's cute but i definitely didn't grow up in a bucatini household by any means we are definitely spaghetti. Family the mystery part of all of this began. When rachel started to notice last spring that her beloved bucatini seemed to be getting harder and harder to find at our local grocery stores in new york until eventually it seemed to be totally gone and then one day in the fall rachel was on the phone with her also pasta obsessed mother who lives in chicago and her mom kind of mentioned off hand that she was having the exact same problem. Racial literally haven't been able to find bucatini anywhere and she was talking specifically about to check out. The check is a one hundred and forty year old italian pasta company so when she said that i was like slow mo i was like because i thought it was like a new york problem like a very classic. Sort of like you know history. I can't find my bucatini. Whatever like who cares. But then i was a coli though. Sorry can i swear. Oh yeah okay okay. Great it's like holy if you can't find it that means that this is a real issue. And then she told me that she had actually reached out to the customer service department to check. Oh i just sent them an email. it's a classic move. It was like full of typos. Which is like a way. That mom's ready meals. But her email said i am a huge fan of bucatini pasta huge in all caps. I have not been able to find it for many weeks at any store. It is my favorite pasta cook than the sentences in all caps with four questionnaires. Are you still making it. Please tell me how to get some not too long afterwards. Rachel's mom gets a voicemail from a regional dicicco sales representative named brian. And then when. She played me voicemail from brian. I was like holy like this goes deep. There is a cover up like something weird is going on. Brian told rachel mom that she was likely having trouble. finding check. Oh bucatini. Because of an fda hiccup the hecker exactly for some reason the fda which is the food and drug administration seemed to have put a hold on the import of check. Obu katini and now. Brian was telling rachel's mom to sit tight and check the shelves a few months down the road and the fact that this little pasta mystery seemed to reach all the way to the federal government. That was something that had dogged. Journalists like rachel could not in good conscience. Look away from. This is the turning point for me. Yeah the next day. Rachel pitched the story to her editor but in the back of her mind. She wasn't sure it would go anywhere. And i'll just felt so big. And i think all of us figured nothing would really come event. At least i did. I was like i'm never going to figure out what's going on but began calling to check. Oh i reached out to like five or six different people. Email and phone call and voicemail and no one got back to me and then i was like something in santa's happening and i don't know and at that point i was like there's there's a story hammond

Alexi Horowitz Ghazi Cardiff Alexi Rachel Rachel Handler Ivan Bucatini Alexi New York Magazine Cardiff New York Food And Drug Administration Obu Katini Brian Chicago Hecker Federal Government Santa
Becky Hammon becomes first woman to coach NBA team

Radio Specials

00:37 sec | 3 months ago

Becky Hammon becomes first woman to coach NBA team

"Becky Hammon became the first woman to coach in NBA team on Wednesday night. She took over the San Antonio Spurs after coach Greg Popovich was ejected in the second quarter after the game, Hammond said she's proud to break that barrier. I say this a lot, but I try not to think about the huge picture in the huge aspect of it because it can get overwhelming. Um it's my job to go in there and be focused for those guys and make sure that I'm helping them. Uh, Do the things that will help us win. The Spurs lost the game with LeBron James and the L. A Lakers won 21 to 107. James celebrated his 36th birthday with 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds.

Becky Hammon Greg Popovich San Antonio Spurs NBA Hammond Lebron James Lakers James
Hammon first woman to coach NBA team; Lakers beat Spurs

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Hammon first woman to coach NBA team; Lakers beat Spurs

"Dechy Hammond made history by becoming the first woman to coach an NBA game Hammond took over when Gregg Popovich was ejected in the second quarter of the spurs one twenty one one oh seven loss to the Lakers I really have not had time to reflect I haven't looked at my phone so I have no idea what's going on outside of AT&T center tonight as he exited the court Popovich pointed a finger at Hammond and had a strong message for his assistant coach quote you got him unquote Lakers forward lebron James spoiled the historic moment by delivering twenty six points eight assists and five rebounds on his thirty sixth birthday Dennis Schroder had twenty one points and Anthony Davis had twenty points and eight rebounds for the Lakers I'm the ferry

Dechy Hammond Hammond Gregg Popovich Lakers Spurs NBA Popovich Lebron James Dennis Schroder AT Anthony Davis
BONUS - How to Grow Your Podcast with Colin Gray

Podcasting Q&A

04:09 min | 4 months ago

BONUS - How to Grow Your Podcast with Colin Gray

"This bonus episode. I'm talking to one of my good friends. Colin gray of the podcast host dot com collins been writing about podcasting for over ten years. He's the creator of the popular editing software allah too and he recently published a book called podcast growth colin. Thank you so much for joining me on the show. Hey album thanks for having me on great to be here yeah. It's great to have you. yes it start. I just read the book. I love it. There's tons of actionable insights on how to grow your podcast audience. I guess i just like to hear why you and matt decided to write a book. Yeah actually i should give credit where credit student. Matthew put way more into this than i did so should really be here in the resume and lindsay harris real as well so hammond lindsay really lead on this and i contributed to so yeah i have to thank them for the reason we came up with the idea was really as we wanted to. We wanted to get something out there in the world. That was the next level podcasting so we the biggest question we always get launch. I'm sure that's the same with you as well album. Like people come along and see. How do i get my podcast out there in the world and ended disappear into the ether. And you you barely hear from them again. A next you know the podcast is defunct fallen off this fall by the wayside. This was really our attempt to answer that next question which people always struggle with which is how do i then make achieve those aims. I always wanted to you know how to make it work for me to grow that audience and i agree with advice out there. We have a lot on our website as well. But we really. We found that when we are working with people. When we're coaching people through takes just growth as a funny thing because it's long long-term espec- especially with podcasting. It takes a little bit every day. A lubbock every week a little bit on a regular basis is not one big thing. It's a little bit ongoing for a long term which makes it work. And that's really. The premise behind the book was the idea of just putting in as many different tasks many different activities as many different tactics. That can take anything from few minutes up a couple of hours but most of them are really short and actionable so that was kind of the idea behind it really to try and give everyone there one place to come to get as many different growth tactics the as as possible really will the book is broken like you said into dozens and dozens of these actionable tips and you explicitly right in the beginning. Say nobody should be trying to do everything in this book. Yeah so many tactics and it's very easy to see them and maybe get overwhelmed. I think he should do everyone. But really what you should be doing is flipping through and finding which of these i mean. Honestly they're going to end up being for you experiments. Do you want to try to see if it will resonate with your audience. Yeah absolutely and yeah. There's there's lots of different types as well so absolutely you could go in the way i see it working. Probably based as somebody picks up they have a flick through the pekka chapter. Possibly that seems to resonate with them. So something like. I am helping yourself by helping others or have we got here. We've got like user surveys of social media of communities that can thing so pick one of them even and actually just work through each of the tasks in that chapter one a week. And i think what a week we really well because it means that you've just got you've got your podcast making tame attack on an extra fifteen twenty minutes and you can do one of these growth tactics and start to grow and i think if you we we're we're not fans of hyperbole over the podcast kind of guarantee anything but if there's anything. I can guarantee if one of these tactics every week rebel year last by the end of that year your audience will be unrecognizable in terms of size and engagement and everything. So yeah i think. That's the intention dined.

Colin Gray Lindsay Harris Hammond Lindsay Collins Colin Matthew Matt Lubbock
Alex Trebek, long-running 'Jeopardy' host, dead at 80

Jason and Alexis

06:15 min | 5 months ago

Alex Trebek, long-running 'Jeopardy' host, dead at 80

"And I get the a P alert that Alex Trebek had passed away. Hey, lost his fight against cancer. And what a life though I watched the 2020 special lesson, Did you? How was it? Yes. Oh, so good. Michael Strahan interviewed him recently. And he was already getting up on his roof and like snow, blowing the leaves off and stuff. I mean, he was still very active. He hosted his last jeopardy game just less than two weeks ago. Oh, my goodness. Yes, it is working, but I didn't realize this about him. And maybe this was common knowledge. Just how charitable he waas how much he gave back and how he decided to write a book because he wanted that advance money to give to the charity Is he already supported and new Cherries? That kind of came into his consciousness and he was just A very generous man and to hear the stories about that was pretty cool. All right. Here's a little bit of that interview Lex from last night's 2020. Alex talking about charity and laughter. What do you want? Your legacy to be? A nice man helped people through hiss charity work. Was kind to everybody encounter, you know, Enjoy life. Make somebody laugh. I believe laughter is one of the greatest cures. That we can possibly have. It's right up there with prayer. Believe me, it is. I think it really is. You know, they're he's a even a 36 years. He's 36 years. What's crazy? I mean, even though he's Canadian, you know Alex. Alex is one of those pop culture icons. You know, he really is. He's one of those he's He's in the fabric of Americana. I mean, your other than maybe prices right and well, I think there's a trifecta there. When you look at game shows You in jeopardy is is just classic American culture and and the success of that show, I think can be summed up by the format. And host. I think jeopardy is Alex Trebek and Alex Trebek is jeopardy and it's going to be very interesting to see what the next chapter of that show was like. Um Because you know the old saying and and Shobha everybody's replaceable but showing the line but my goodness that's going to be those are big shoes to fill. I would not write down. I would not want to be The producers of that show. It's crazy. Um, speaking of the show, Lex, I know you saw this on 2020. Here's the story of him getting the job on jeopardy. This is you know. Ah Ah, This is interesting. What brought Alex Trebek to America that phone call? Alex got a call from Alan Thicke, another Canadian from Northern Ontario, well known from growing pains. Of course, he was developing a game show for NBC called Wizard of Odds. Wizard of Odds. And when it came time for him to think of a host, he merely thought of Alex Trebek. I had accumulated 16 weeks of leave at the CBC and I took a leave of absence. Ah, holiday with pay and went in audition for a show Alex audition for the job and got it. And in 1973, he moved to California to host Wizard of Odds Now here's Wiley. I first met Alex in 1973. You just knew right away. He was smart. This is a former executive producer of Jeopardy in control. He has an amazing capacity. Take it all in. I started with Wizard of Odds I did that three year they can't riding high replaced it on a Monday with so called high rollers with Alec. It was cancelled and replaced by a show called Battle stars. They kept lately for Layla, but they can't keep the host. That's funny. Yeah. And then eventually they decided to bring back jeopardy and, ah And and Alex got the job on DH then, like I said, became just a sliver of pop culture and you know that you've made in pop culture when you're spoofed on SNL. And you know, they reference that last night on the special mean he was everywhere. Here's a here's a little bit of Alex's influence on pop culture enjoyed stepping out from behind the podium. There were women here in Jeopardy. You're feeling very sleepy. Oh, I'm sorry, Peter. We were looking for King Louis. The 11th. This automotive tool is used to tighten bolts. And let's just go from soup to nuts. He has been in one of the greatest shows of all time. The Simpsons and he has made an appearance in one of the worst shows of all time. Baywatch. Did you see Who you just rescue Hey, Alex, Meet Alex. Alex Trebek from jeopardy! I don't believe this. And of course, there are the unforgettable Saturday Night Live parodies of Celebrity Jeopardy in which will Ferrell channels a deadpan Trebek Aziz mercilessly taunted by Darrell Hammond As Sean Connery. We meet again, you longer headed, tickle brained pump you Enough people often ask me. How did you feel about Sean Connery on? Have you ever met him in person? I said no, I haven't. But if I ever meet him, I'm going to get one of these. It's time for final jeopardy. And so this Wass never be afraid of poking fun at yourself self deprecating humor. Is worth its weight in gold. Alex Trebek.

Alex Trebek Alex Michael Strahan LEX Alan Thicke Battle Stars Cancer CBC NBC Wiley Saturday Night Live Ontario Layla Alec America California
Qatar apologizes after ‘appalling’ invasive examination of women on 10 flights

BBC World Service

00:43 sec | 6 months ago

Qatar apologizes after ‘appalling’ invasive examination of women on 10 flights

"Qatar has apologized for invasive examinations of female air passengers that were carried out at its international airport following the discovery of an abandoned newborn baby earlier this month. Use of Tahar reports A statement on the government website says that the state of Qatar regrets any distress or infringement caused to the women. By this action. The authorities say the baby girl was hidden in a plastic bag at the bottom of our rubbish bin in what appeared to be an attempt to kill her. She is now receiving medical care in does it is believe that women on up to 10 flights out of Hammond International Airport were affected. Several of them were Australians and Canberra said it had raised concerns with Qatar's government over the grossly disturbing events.

Qatar Hammond International Airport Canberra
"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

Directionally Challenged

03:40 min | 6 months ago

"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

"Love so much. And I, hope Rachid's. Shares that love with other people like to size it actually. Really. Cool. Well, it definitely does and. I know. So many of our listeners will WANNA go get the book. It's available wherever books are sold. And where can they find you? Do you have social media and they can follow you? Instagram at at Christina Hans read. So my full name on instagram. And there are signed copies of the book at drums and there may be a few still looked at silent. I don't know Basal because they. They're all over but those places particular sign these if you're soon so fun. Thank. You so much for joining us today. We thoroughly enjoyed reading your book and then just falling in love with you all over again during. Student. To. Sessions. I, love. Christina Hammons read I'm so glad that we were able to sit down with you today. I also I I love Anyone who's just grown up in Los Angeles I think is a really incredible thing. I mean I know you didn't grow up specifically like in La County Kayla but you're a California girl, right? So I grew up in long. Beach. Which is technically La county but it's not the city of Los Angeles. No, it's fine. I thought you were my friend don't you know where I know Are you know Here. It's La County but. Yeah. I, I truly loved reading it because I felt like identified with so much that she the way she loved the city so much. I. Really related to that and. She truly is such a storyteller and I loved having this conversation with her today to she's so much light and love to share and I can see how readers will absolutely take away love from her book and let's be honest we can all use a little more love right now. Right Yeah it was really important and I think I want to just re highlight what she was talking about when it comes to if you're not going to follow the conventional path as a career that sometimes it does take longer and there are twist and turns to that journey of kind of realizing your your dreams and also realizing those accomplishments and. I think that it's really important for any beyond just any young listeners any listeners right now because this can also there's a lot of time in quarantine to sit with your thoughts and I? Think that it's easy to have days that are really tough and to feel like especially if you're in creative industry like finding that creativity. And remembering to trust your voice and believe in yourself and apply yourself to your dream essentially, and I think she just. So wonderfully reminded us all that we need to continue that you know as. You know Kayla was. People in the creative industry it's important to remember that and anyone who's not just be able to apply that to what you might be experiencing this year. It's so true and not just this year but always even as artists I, feel like we're constantly changing and that's why we started this podcast too because we thought we'd have everything figured out and guess. What you just kind of never do, and that's okay and we're okay with that and it's accepting yourself through all of that. We hope you guys enjoyed our interview with Christina Hammons read go out and get the black kids. It's available wherever books are sold. It's also available on audio and we will have another great episode of directionally challenged for you next.

Christina Hammons Los Angeles Kayla La county Christina Hans Rachid California
"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

Directionally Challenged

01:35 min | 6 months ago

"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

"And and and a all at once and. There's a wage that story that also makes you. Giggle in the middle of what is the start of just a dark. Is there something you'd want to say to your teenage self is something that you realize through writing this novel that you Like an element of grace or understanding that you had for your teenage self that you didn't have before. That is such a question that is a really good question. I have two teenage stepdaughters and If they're listening, they've probably be like really that I'm saying this but a lot of times watching them grow up in these really formative years as young women it really challenges to revisit my experiences a teenager and giving myself a whole New Perspective of grace on on that I thought choices that I made and renew. It's such a reflection of yourself. It's impossible for not to be. So I didn't know if riding through the eyes of Ashley Bennett if you started to see your teenage self in a different way. I think I was more forgiving of my team. So my teenage self, I wasn't Ashley but like I said, I was very alienated from a community and I think I if I ain't now to seek to her and be like, go talk to those kids like you have more in common with them than.

Ashley Bennett
"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

Directionally Challenged

02:14 min | 6 months ago

"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

"On my. REGNA somebody's birthday and that I'm trying to rush back across the one ten to get to where I live closer to the water. and. Don't get pulled over because this is not the time to get over as a black person. So it was berry. It's very surreal to have written these things and decided initially as during off of I imagine nation and Youtube and all the research I've done. Antica do it as an adult else Super D- reserve y'all and. He I I. I don't even know if I can use any other word, which is very, very surreal to them be living that exact. Thing. Right I mean it's you talk about all the research you did and it's just so interesting to think that. The nineties are considered historical fiction. I take it as a personal offense. Type? Digging ourselves to some of our listeners who are a bit younger but her all the time during that time. You're yesterday I do like. Crazy. What was it like to write about the nineties with that perspective in mind and did you have to do research I mean, obviously, you just said we did. But what did that entail? So. Writing about the ninety s was really fun and a lot of ways because it was game to revisit fashion on music and. The pop culture references, and so even though I was young I remember. I was eight at the time. So you're like a sponge Adrian, just absorbing all the music and everything going on But I did have to remind myself out of it too. So it was just scouring youtube. Come out and they'll be wash that music video. Music Video, which is very fun and you're just like I'm researching watching like Pearl jam videos from Nineteen Ninety. Fried. So I did that and then there were there's La Times. It's a compendium of articles about the rights, understanding the rights and really.

youtube Nineteen Ninety Adrian La Times
"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

Directionally Challenged

01:30 min | 6 months ago

"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

"Are the nineties. I guess just already started you guys. You're here with Christina Hammons read. We are so excited that you joined us with the absolute best background. We can't get over how colorful and lively you are really are the nineties you embody I mean it is for those that are listening and can't see her I mean they're just like rows of books behind her all bright colors I, know I thought you were in a library or a store and a question have you read all those books and I will not judge the answer because I'm hoping that you're going to say no to make me feel better because I have so many books about. Seventy percent of them. Every other present I'm just like, okay I need to get to eventually when like life constant on. But then that never actually happens right your Mayo. Time. Right the cool thing is reading, it's like check my job so. True I can get through that thirty percent especially during corn right AL foreshore. Well, clearly of such a love for writing and reading and all of that what means you want to become a writer in the first place. So that's like a multiple question right bank. I was really awkward Nerdy Kid who took solace in stories and storytelling and I was lucky up to like super encouraged me to read into express myself in that way and so writing felt like just a natural extension of reading.

Christina Hammons Mayo writer AL
"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

Directionally Challenged

03:49 min | 6 months ago

"hammonds" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

"And Kayla, and we are directionally challenged CETERA challenged. We thought we would have it all figured out by the time thirties surprise. We don't know. We don't. That is fine. Right? You know what we figure out what I figured out. One thing what have we figure out Already. F- No. No, you didn't forget. We'll maybe because we're old but thinking of us feeling really old a bunch of research to see how the youth pose and how they look cool and photographs because guys we have merch. WHO We love it. We think it's so cute and we hope you too I. Mean we've got a lot of good feedback from people that are slightly younger than us. And they they approve. So that's good. We're just a couple of women are thirties trying to fit in with the ladies in their twenty s just hold onto whatever shred of youth we have left as our children and lives and husbands just suck it out of us. Dia Grasping I was cracking up when we were shooting the photos because all we basically is go on instagram and look at like what cool kids how cool kids pose and we were trying to like candace. How does this? How does this look and she's like wait move your foot do this do that and then we finally figured it out so It's a lot of squatting guess lot of squatting and link putting your like your legs wider than you think one leg out. Yeah and then someone who's very close to giving birth. I realized what felt cool in the moment just looks very desperate on film but. I. The word desperate I wouldn't use that I mean, a lot of the squatting youthful positions are also ones I'll be using when my child is crowning. So I don't know how that plays out. But you know it's aw it's good all in a day's work over here. So guys please check out our merge. You can go to our instagram candice Kayla we'll have all the links there all the swipe ups we're going to be posting about it all week. There's only two weeks you only have two weeks to buy it. This is a pop-up merch blast sale I dunno, whatever you cool. Young kids the lingo that you use when it comes to this, but you've got to get you shop. There we go. That works. Words you're so youthful Kayla. Oh Yeah. Right. Okay. No but you guys. So please check it out. We kind of our love letter to you and to Aka. Trying to be cool I don't know whatever we were really inspired by it but speaking of inspiring we have a truly incredible author on today Christina Hammonds read yes Christina Hammonds read is the author of the black kids an unforgettable coming of age her debut novel. It explores the issues of race class and violence through the eyes of a wealthy black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of the nineteen ninety-two Rodney King riots. It's truly fascinating. I was able to read the book beforehand and It's a wonderful way to spend your quarantine. So take it from me pick up the book She's truly fascinating. So without further ADO, here's our lovely interview with Christina Hammons read. By Christina Hammonds read write three all three syllables per author Ca. Rename. My Parents A. Ton I. Love. I love that was the good old days when I run just went by three names back day wasn't that the nine for Love Hewitt yes. Just. So perfect for Your Book I. Love It so much. You.

CETERA Kayla Christina Hammonds Christina Hammons instagram candace Rodney King Hewitt
College Social Distancing Guidelines No Match For The Jasonator

The Topical

00:50 sec | 6 months ago

College Social Distancing Guidelines No Match For The Jasonator

"Across the country are forging ahead with the fall. Semester unlike anything we've ever experienced but new data today is showing that the safety procedures put in place by many schools may not be going far enough to prevent Cova nineteen for more. I'm joined by OPR chief senior rightist correspondent, Mark Hammond. Marcy. What sort of risks are relooking at well as the Department of Health and Human Services has determined that despite a concerted effort by colleges, the social distancing guidelines that have been put in place are still simply no match for the Jason Ader I spoke with HHS Deputy Director Alex Collins to get a fuller picture throughout the fall semester. Adversities may initially go a few days or even a week without any outbreaks but as soon as the Jason Ater shows up with a case full of Bruce and that devilish grin on his face, the infection rates begin to spike almost immediately.

Jason Ater Jason Ader Deputy Director Alex Collins Department Of Health And Human Cova OPR Mark Hammond Bruce
High Crime Rate Leading Inmates To Consider Moving Out Of Prison

The Topical

01:02 min | 6 months ago

High Crime Rate Leading Inmates To Consider Moving Out Of Prison

"As a number of cities across the country are reporting spikes in crime. The recent uptick is hitting some places harder than others like in Sullivan County Indiana where the high crime rate in the Wabash County Correctional Facility is leading more inmates to consider moving away from the prison. OPR's incarcerated correspondent Marcy Hammond joins me now. Thanks for doing this Marcy. Well, I appreciate the burner phone you snuck in for me Leslie still completely able to sit down comfortably yet, but you're. Welcome. Now, Marcy, what can you tell us about the crime in Wabash Valley? Well, as residents will tell you that Wabash valley has been on the decline for years. The surge of people moving in has forced one spacious single person homes to be converted to hold two or even four occupants while wages stay stagnant at twenty three cents per hour. Now, residents are seeing an epidemic of stabbings, robberies, assaults, and even murders in the maximum security prison, and that's putting residents on edge. Keeping people safe exactly. But the rampant violence and other crimes happening on a daily basis has forced a lot of folks to now consider whether or not. They should pick up and start over someplace else.

Marcy Hammond Wabash Valley Wabash County Correctional Fac Sullivan County Indiana Leslie
Amtrak Lost $100,000 To Mustachioed Villains Tying Damsels To Rail

The Topical

01:06 min | 6 months ago

Amtrak Lost $100,000 To Mustachioed Villains Tying Damsels To Rail

"Alarming internal investigation at Amtrak today is found that the once-thriving passenger railroad company now loses up to $100,000 annually do two routes interruptions caused by kidnapped damsels who had been tied to train tracks by Mustachio villains. Opr business. Correspondent, Mercy Hammond joins us now with more. Hello Mark good to be here Leslie. Thanks for coming on now. How can some conniving tricks you're wearing a fetching hat cause Amtrak to lose all that money can't they? Just stop the train when they hear the squeals and billowing white dress of the young lady ahead. Unfortunately, it takes several minutes to stop an Amtrak train. So by the time a conductor sees her flailing and screaming for her life, the conductor just has to hope her prince charming will swoop in a white horse at the last minute and foil the money before it's too late and what happens when her prince fails to save her. Well, once the train comes to a stop Amtrak maintenance Crews have to take hours clearing the young woman in her flower crown off the tracks. Yeah, which subject Delays and cancels hundreds of routes and connections a day. Then the company has to deal with overtime costs while they wait as the villainous swindler and the damsels lover Chase each other down the tracks and train cars

Amtrak Mercy Hammond Leslie Mark
Piece Of Shit From Nearby Town Marries Bitch From High School

The Topical

01:06 min | 6 months ago

Piece Of Shit From Nearby Town Marries Bitch From High School

"Folks you're never going to guess what happened, you know that piece of shit who lived in the next town over growing up. Yeah. Well, he just married that bitch from high school. Like for real here to talk about this juicy development of his opr gossip. Correspondent, Marcy Hammond sub haters. So Marcy refresh my memory. Who is this piece of shit? Exactly. Well, although there are many the piece of shit we're talking about here. Is that one fucking suck ass who got blackout drunk and crashed his car into the Denny's after-prom, right? He also played football in a nearby Town couldn't tell that by looking at him now though. He really let himself go. Oh, I believe it. All those beers had to go somewhere. Now, how did that fat piece of shit end up with that bitch. Anyway, what appears they ended up re-connecting a little while back and that shithole bar back home, you know, the one where the kids would sneak into because they didn't get carded. It's right next to the allergies that gym coach was busted for trying to buy coke. Oh, yeah, that was crazy. Not as crazy as when he fucked that Junior in the parking lot behind the softball field. Oh my God, I forgot about that. Yeah, that was nuts off. Anyway, I have it on good authority that the good for nothing piece of human garbage and that total bitch got drunk in the shit whole bar and hooked up that night.

Marcy Hammond High School Allergies Junior Football
Small Town Ravished By Alejandro

The Topical

00:59 sec | 6 months ago

Small Town Ravished By Alejandro

"Tragic update on a story we've been following for several days now authorities say that last night the small coastal town of Cape Charles, Virginia was completely ravished by Alejandro and that it may take years for residents to fully recover from the erotic Devastation brought on by his passionate lovemaking joining us now from Cape Charles is Marcy Hammond. Thanks, Leslie, Alejandro, Sandalwood cologne still in the air this morning as rescue crews work to clear the roads of the many bras and panties one off by lustful residents last night experts say Alejandro who's been traveling up the coast from Mexico, maybe the most dangerous heartthrob to pass through the area in twenty-five years the hot-blooded lover made landfall two days ago sweeping hundreds of men and women off their feet with his exceptionally charismatic personality Marcy before we go any further are the good people of Cape Charles safe this morning. Well, the Red Cross says that while residents are dishevelled and breathless from their incredible night of ecstasy injuries are minimal outside of a few hickeys and fingernail scratches still.

Cape Charles Alejandro Marcy Hammond Red Cross Virginia Mexico Leslie
H3cz to reacquire OpTic Gaming from Immortals Gaming Group

The Center Ring esports podcast

05:38 min | 6 months ago

H3cz to reacquire OpTic Gaming from Immortals Gaming Group

"All right. Let's get into the last word on the street, which is a big one here, and it's all really been all but confirmed. I think it's safe to say, but we just can't officially confirm it is that heck's is buying back optic. Somehow some way. And so finally, the memo of not heck's his optic is actually heck's his optic once more a lot to unpack here. And like I said, this is where the details artificially out yet. So I guess we kind of talk and speculation. That being said friendly reminder it is now nine. Oh, seven PM. October. Fourth Sunday night by the time we finish this. This is the Secret of the trade here we're going to students spend time speculating what this means. By the time we wake up tomorrow all the news and everything will be broken out exactly what it means. That's how that works we spent, and that's what's not surprised. If we hear right after this like one hundred percent confirmation that it's all happened but we know it I mean we we know what's happening. Like we feel pretty confident that this is all going through reportedly already acquired. Often. Gaming immortals brings it back to himself. Now a lot Tim's has lots unpacked. The big thing here is Hector's co-ceo currently energy for those that don't know right he already has a CD. All, slot. With. Being the Chicago Hint Huntsman this would give him a second slot, which reportedly he would have to sell off, and so that starts a whole nother conversation but but this would give him full ownership back of the brand. The content, the brand bringing back the Green Wall I think. This is massive like I. Really a I'd be thrilled for the guy because as much as we you know knock on Hammond and it's fun to do in that sense. The way I feel like the way we do it it's all fun and Games right like. This would be really cool like this would be. I'M NOT GONNA say this list the curse because I curse will follow there is one thing and one thing only that will lift the curse and that if if heck's is brave enough to show his face on this show Reached out to them to even talk about this, we've reached out to heck's multiple times. Said, he'd come on the show. He said he would come on the show news, and then as soon as you start trying to pin a detail in a time, he'll ghost you. It's happened multiple times hence, why the? Yes have hence why the curse is on facts and the only way to lift that cursed tax because I know you're listening is to come on the show and just talk you'd have to apologize even though you probably want to you don't have to. Imagine this dude right now like imagine the cloud nine that he is on. Tim If this all goes down the way we think it's going to go down right? Like he's probably you. Obviously I. Think he stays with energy in the sense in the co- CEO role especially if he has to sell off. The CD L. Spot but to have that branding back for him, I think would really like mean everything in terms for this guy like I do believe he truly one hundred percent regrets letting go about Dick like and I I, think this would kind of confirmed that right that he obviously does regret that decision especially the way it all happened with optic. Jay and all the nonsense like never he never let it go. He never never let they went off to war they broke up they were like dude were breaking up with you I'm going to war It's like I have other girlfriends here like it's over and hacks was like I'm not giving up on you and now they're all home. It's like the notebook. This is heck's and optic is now the notebook and were just in that phase where we're Noah built the home you know heck's built the home and he now the now they're back. I do wish he took back over the optic brand from the CDL perspective though so I, know that's not going to happen because of scum like team that's what's holding it up in. Yeah. Not now him and Andy Miller best dudes I think they're best friends that anyone has ever had and I agree with that. But if the players that Chicago had weren't those players, I truly believe heck's would say, Hey, thank you so much energy for everything you've done I'm this is this is my this is my baby and I got it. You got to choose your baby over you know whatever. So I I one, hundred percent believe in my heart that if it weren't for the players on that team, which is heck's his players. He would go over and just outright own optic in the CDL spot severing ties from Chicago but there's no way you could do that to those players that takes a little bit away from like. The enthusiasm I have for the deal altogether. Yeah. Right to not see that involved in in call of duty obviously because if they sell the brand has gone then from caller duty like older yet. You can't have. You can't have optic branding in cod league than optic content creation branding outside of it while having nothing to do with each other. Yeah like. Owners of spots. You know that's that's the the biggest challenge in. So it will be a little unfortunate that you just you don't see them in cod anymore but there's opens up other opportunities tim like this opens up a whole nother slew of rumours

TIM Chicago Huntsman JAY Co-Ceo Hector Dick Andy Miller CDL Hammond CEO Noah
Having George Clooney Living In Attic Greatly Increases Home Value

The Topical

01:15 min | 7 months ago

Having George Clooney Living In Attic Greatly Increases Home Value

"As the economy continues to plummet more Americans are looking to become first-time homeowners. And if you're in the market to sell will be our economic report and mercy Hammond is here to share with you one simple trick that is supposedly guaranteed to increase your property value. That's a long way after analyzing decade's worth of housing market trends real estate experts noticed across the board that having George Clooney living in your attic is one of the best things you can do for your home's resale value. Oh, wow. I thought they were going to say granite countertops. And why did you play that clip from O Brother Where Art Thou? Oh, I'm watching it on my iPad. I'll pause it. They'll go ahead. Okay. I spoke with six-time gentrification magazine award winning real estate agent Susanna Razo to find out what harboring the actor director and two times sexiest man alive in your attic can mean for the value of your home finishing an attic or grungy crawl space with Oscar dog. After George Clooney shows a 10% annual rate of appreciation letting him scrounge around the area above. Your living quarters was sleeping in the rafters and watching everything your family does through the air vents wage. It's one of the surest bets you can make in the real estate market right now. It

George Clooney Hammond Susanna Razo Director Oscar
"hammonds" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"hammonds" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

"Yourself to Certain trainer for for a lifetime. Yeah I got a call the next day from Nick. Zito who I really did you know. I spent years ago but really didn't know at all and he's and he out. Get your rights that you see. These talks immediately pitcher Nice Guy. Done you write something. My own is the call. Sign the whole game with the Kentucky. Derby what he's doing so he cut the column out I think the headline was the best part. No roses on gold horizon was head. Yeah and he cut that Harlem out and he painted on the on the pending on the store. Next to strike the gold at Churchill downs and and followed him all the way to the triple crown and I remember go to see Nikki for the Belmont and reintroduce see myself and he brings the over to the stall and there's is the tabby now tattered and you know wince you know. Sun Drenched in rain splattered. But it's it's still hanging by the sources thaw and we became pretty good friends after then. Yeah that was the ultimate bulletin board Copy I remember. I remember. This is my first bloodlines column. I I and my first In writing my Kentucky Derby Analysis and And I remember watching the I remember watching the Kentucky Derby that year and watching strike the gold circle the field on the far turn and begin to get the often. I and I think Steve has always remember this. My words were. Oh No not veto fun but you know how much fun was it was nick. Made great copy would think that. That's a terrific winter. How much fun well today in? Today's Daily is a remembrance of his Bluegrass so the story is still fresh. Stories still good way to golds bluegrass. The that I regret over over all the years is that we didn't We didn't write down every quote from from Nick could have put put book out. You know I've got a I know you. You don't have a twitter right. No no no I strictly Not doing any of that Social media stuff. No twitter facebook nothing. I'm a I'm a I'm a what's what's what's the word for. Somebody's the anti technology. Well I I gotTa tell you because all of us in our houses and yesterday I'm going through some old files and I clipped and save everything and I find that New York Post Piece that I sent you how to spot bad chalk and I put it up and people went nuts. They loved it. And they they love seeing your name and thinking about the funny they. They all talked about the New York Post than and the rivalries with Newsday and with the Daily News. And and you know Ross Harris and you and you know all the all the Rape Greg Garrison Great Ray Karasin. Absolutely the late Absolutely Preecha at Newsday and and and and Paul Moran of course as well. But you know what I did with that piece at the end you you talk about the scoring system and I looked up that day and you said if if horses had seventeen to twenty points. They were reliable favorites. Sure enough. There were two of those they went to for to then the ones that were you know. Sort of middle type. You know you could bet against them but but you know they could. They could be all right And the ones that were lower points in that system The other seven races went to for seven and That that that has spot bad chalk Was All right. But battled that whole thing with point systems with was from From my time at American because every you know Americans are monthly was basically Different systems to follow right and so you always had every month you had to come up with something new system so the fact that you know you. You Let's read the Red Board. Yeah read read read for the person and then you come up assistance based on. What already happened not what was going to happen. Sometimes they every system works for a little while until it doesn't anymore exactly. Yeah like dosage. Yes yes for me. The right field corner method. So you looked at the at the thinks.

Zito Kentucky Nick New York Post Kentucky Derby twitter Churchill downs Harlem Nikki Daily News Steve Paul Moran Greg Garrison facebook Ross Harris Red Board Rape Ray Karasin
"hammonds" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

06:55 min | 1 year ago

"hammonds" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

"Would alter you. I learned everything everything I learned. I learned from Eddie. Fontaine starts to teach everything I know. It's okay all right Charlie wittingham quote by the way. How how good good? Well you were the editor of fixed form so walk us through some tips. Spot plays and tell us about the right field corner meth hidden. All the other handicapping angles. Yet well you know how this thing started you know the did you guys talk about Robertson at all yet tiny bit? Yeah Yeah did he. Did he did the way he came. Up with the the the the the Formula that to manufacture the speed ratings. He's taken a graph that he'd taken the world record. Every distance and plotted on graph and amazing was there was a straight line through through from six furlongs up to a mile and a quarter and because that's straight line he was able to develop a an algorithm and then he adjusted You know by class and Track condition and everything. And that's how we came up with the graphs in the signal and the whole thing and it started out at the American turf monthly. We were selling a monthly updates track variants. And and you gotta you gotTa little computer and you were able to come up with speed figures and It was so popular. He decided to start the year. The newspaper which started What started the first edition was right around Saint Patrick's Day? Yeah yeah I thought it was late. March support around there. Yeah somewhere around there and then it ended a little after the Breeders Cup. You're were you the first aditorial hire you were the editor right. Yes yes I working. Americans surf monthly so I can't he you know. He asked me if I wanted to take over. Why not so anyway? We had a good run with fun. Ed where were you and where at that point in your career? What were you doing and you know to make this kind of a move and basically be involved in the launch of something. Completely new ride. Been working in the magazine business since I got to college. And I'd been working at the hearst magazines for a lot of magazine experienced so then I I also had an interest. I become a Serb racing fan and Then the editorship of American turf monthly opened up so I went over there about nineteen. Eighty two eighty three and Ran American turf monthly and Racy Star weekly for six or seven years and then then I went to sixth form unbelievable. I didn't even realize I did not even realize you spent that much that much time at at at ATM. Which in and of itself is a wonderful topic. I went through the list of names. Add that with with Evan that I had collated and Doug McCoy and Kenny. Pack Steve Feldman Bob. Scouser cut shoeless Mike Martin with the photography. I've got Peter Berries name in here as well Appeared Berry was the was the west coast will be opened up in an office out in Los Angeles can't remember I can't remember. I think the West Coast Office might have just been one or two people. It's pretty small cool. It was very very small but the numbers were pretty good but he was going up against the you know he was he. He had this notion for the sky. Robertson had the notion that he could take on the daily racing form and that that had been tried before and You know sports I never worked I think that the guy who ran sports I would would open up a daily paper and And then the race you form with pay him to stop publishing it so I think that's what Robertson have minor. He's started that. He started daily paper and that the race reform would throw some money to go out of business. Do we went out of business on her own. Who who else? Who else came through at that? You hired and and some of the people that I may have missed here. That launched their their journalism careers in racing through fakes. Pretty much pretty much. Got Everybody you know that you know having certainly and Steve Salvin that. He's he's working for four covering owns a four covering Publication now and Bobby Smith came over later at Metro Turf. He took over from the American monthly. When I left Yeah Ed. We had to copy editors who were they remember Irene. Clark there you go. Eileen cartoon you go very good y'all I forget his I forget his I forget his last name but he keyed he'd worked for UPI and So we use an older fellow. Yeah it was citizen. Rag Tag Bunch but I think we put a lot of fun articles and had a lot of had a good time and we were. We were very state of the art. We were everything was done on an apple. An apple computers. You know all the all the right you know all the writing and all the you know the producing of the graphs and all the page layout was all done was all done on screens. You know very very state of the art and I remember finally when I did. You know grover to the race you for a few months after six four enclosed. I walked in the door. The racing form down in South Jersey and I was. I was thinking boy. Now I really hit the big time. I can't wait to see what kind of state of the art stuff. The racing form has and he walked in. And there's a bunch of guys sitting around a bunch of desperate together and they're and they're typing their Type and the headline on Old Royal Portables old royal typewriters with the carbon paper stuffed in them. Yeah I remember. Yeah when I when I went there you know you. You went from working on these apples and the first question what you want electric or manual typewriter. It's like going back going back in time. Machine only going back no. Did you guys both go together. It's a it's a metro turf at that point in the late eighty nine pretty much. I right. I went to the racing I.

editor Robertson Metro Turf apple Charlie wittingham Fontaine Eddie American monthly Saint Patrick hearst Steve Feldman Bob Racy Star weekly West Coast Office Ed Steve Salvin Breeders Cup UPI Mike Martin Peter Berries Evan
"hammonds" Discussed on This Movie Changed Me

This Movie Changed Me

07:58 min | 1 year ago

"hammonds" Discussed on This Movie Changed Me

"Here an incredibly brave woman aw crap nuts so this movie for me was incredibly healing in the sense that a portrayed a person of faith as being a seeker and intelligent and equal to scientists scientists in the character of Palmer Joss. I'm so interested in knowing what it was it did for you as a high school student when you first side like what what was going on in your life that the character of Allie League witted that character represent for you yeah. I think show her character is it feels very much like a a depiction of all the things that I was struggling with when I was a teenager. which was you know wh how come? I feel alone and how come. I can't feel the things that other people seem to be feeling at ease right. How come I don't have that same kind of peace that people that go to church on a regular basis feel and how come. I can't feel that connection that everybody buddy else feels to something ends. I think you know the the story of somebody exploring their own. Atheism is that the hard story to tell in a lot of ways and it's also just not a super common story to tell and so seeing her and her strength in her convictions about what she we believe that was one thing but then the other part was was that this idea that we can we can search four questions and as long as we are continuing doing to search for questions. It doesn't matter what the questions and the answers are are secondary. They're not they're just not as important as the the fact that we are searching and so when you know when I when I saw the movie in an I saw it at the absolute perfect age I think I saw it when I was eighteen gene and I got permission to just know that that the search was enough and that I don't have to believe anything that anybody is telling me which when your teenager is like the greatest permission and that and that I also will probably spend my life changing changing what I believe and as long as I stay curious and as long as I stay active in in questioning than will be okay and I think that's what you see you you see Jodi foster over however much time in the movie you see her character changing what she believes and ultimately being better for. I had an experience I can't prove. Can you explain it but everything that I know was a human being everything than I am. Tells me that it was real. I was given something wonderful something that changed me forever. A Vision of the universe tells us undeniably how tiny and insignificant and how career and precious wheel our vision that tells us that we belong to something that is greater than ourselves that we are not that none of of us are long so as you've gotten older and continue to watch his movie because much like myself. I know you you watch it over and over again. What do you continue to learn from it. What are you learning as you grow together with the movie yeah. I think that that the the columnists that you get as you grow older as you become more comfortable with yourself and with what you don't know in with the way that you interact with the world which is great right like you know in your thirties all of a sudden like you start to accept your aw self-loathing right but the thing that you know that that I didn't realize is that you get more questions like that you you think when you're when you're young you think that you get older and you get smarter and that you understand more about the world and obviously it's you know it's a cliche this point in time and say that you don't don't but being comfortable with not knowing and knowing that you may not ever know is such a gift. I think that movie shows a character arc where you know somebody gets more comfortable with not knowing more comfortable with allowing other other people's ideas and beliefs and ways of thinking to to mix with their own as a teacher one the challenges. I have is that I have to allow kids to enter the classroom bringing whatever it is they've brought with them and so I have kids I believe radically Kley different things than I believe and that think about you know some pretty important things a very differently and I have to know I cannot think that something nothing is wrong with them because they they grew up with a different set of experiences and that's been you know that's been one of the hardest things for me as a teacher to to wrap my head around is that all I can do is give them the space to ask questions to know that those questions are valid and try and encourage to them as much as possible to question everything that they believe knowing that if it's good like they'll come back to it and if it's not then they'll find find something better and in some ways that is incredibly frustrating thought that like that we just might not ever now now but like if we just embrace that as that's what the journey looks like that we will just always be surrounded by questions then how wow what a cool gift that is to to know that like there may be things that happen in our lifetimes that we cannot possibly foresee we might get a message from an alien race math right yeah that that might change everything we know about ourselves and how great with would that be. How cool would that be if that happened that also the world had to totally rethink everything that we can see over there. We're building forty forty five brand new dishes and that means that when you put them together with all the different radio telescopes all over the world and we get to hear farther into space Easton anybody's ever heard before. Are there other people out there in the universe. That's a good question. What do you think think I know. It's a good answer skeptics. The most important thing is that you all keep searching for your own answers. I'll tell you one thing about the universe though the universe is a pretty big place. It's bigger any anyone ever dreamed up so if it's just us off away space true. Hammond is an English teacher at EAGAN high school in Egan Minnesota. He's also an award winning public speaking coach a published playwright and a former more stand up comedian. If you WANNA see his teaching live in action you can watch him in the documentary figures of speech which is out on Netflix contact was produced by Warner the brothers and the southside amusement company and the clips you heard in this episode are credited entirely to them the movie soundtrack off Warner Brothers records and composed by the Great Alan on so vestry who also did the music to one of my all time favourite trilogies back to the feature.

Palmer Joss Allie League Jodi foster EAGAN high school Warner Brothers Netflix self-loathing Egan Minnesota Hammond Warner Alan
"hammonds" Discussed on This Movie Changed Me

This Movie Changed Me

06:48 min | 1 year ago

"hammonds" Discussed on This Movie Changed Me

"My favorite team that I often quote to particularly folks when I'm talking to them who are atheists or agnostics when they're like you know. I've heard this often. particularly from Mendon updated been like you seem so smart. How is it that you believe in God and I'm always like there's exactly but but I always referenced that scene because it and I know it's kind of pat but it it really does such a great job of demonstrating his point. which is like you know? Did you love your father. Yeah prove it you can't there's so many things that you can't prove that substantial parts of our own human experience. Yeah what do you do with that right and I think that that's something that that science live with and and you know a real scientists is going to admit that most of what they are we are trying to prove they may not be able to prove and this idea that in science. You're you know somebody down the line. Some other generation will either you know build on on what you have or approve it or whatever but that most of what we do in science is about wrestling with the unknown and trying to take one step closer to you understanding something and how is that not what faith is about and a lot of my scientists friends who get really upset when I quit the to share it right and it makes sense because because obviously there are some very different like Harris that we're going to need to use but so much of what I think the the experience of being alive is is about you know as you try and understand yourself and your role in the world is knowing that it's going to take your entire lifetime to even approach understanding something thing and that that for a lot of people is very frustrating and a Lotta people are able to to jump ahead in that through faith if because faith can offer you some answers that you still probably have to rationalize within yourself but it can at least give you a path to follow and if you don't have that path to follow so then making your own path can be a pretty lonely experience and pretty challenging experience to know how to even approach and I think that's why Jodie Foster's character in contact resonates with me so much is because this is a this is a person who has lost a lot a lot of the things that would give her a path to fall right. She lost her parents. She's lost friends. you know in the process of of the kind at the beginning parts of the movie but she's kept this intensely personal goal and focus on finding something. What is this? This is personal vendetta. There's been enormous pressure from other scientists as well as heads funding us for another two years. these are government government own telescopes they can lease them to whomever they want and they don't want the high priestess desert using them anymore staring static on TV V. for hours at a time listening to washing machines. Did you really think these stories wouldn't go looking for patterns in the chaos. Come on doesn't matter anymore. We're joke to them. They want to solve start looking for funding to start writing face reality. Please just this once we lost. Its over stopping. I have to go it alone. Go it alone before well and I find it fascinating that the focus of her work is Seti is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence which as they showcase in the movie okay and I'm assuming to be true is kind of regarded as like the new age of science right like people don't take the nineties at least exactly so and it's fascinating to me that Carl Sagan when he wrote the book decided to do that to tell that story in that way. What do you think he was saying about that kind of comparison to the way a lot of people view religion people of faith. I think Carl Sagan was such a CETERA marketable person in the way that he understood how you know the People's relationship with science has to be you know has to be comfortable and has to be something that we can all kind of understand some purpose behind. That's how we sell it right and personal right when he did COSMO's right. That's how he came across right and we've you know in in and since then we've had all these kind of scientists have kind of done the same you know but for second he was one of the first people to ever do it and I think that one of you know if you're going to have a scientists you're. GonNa tell a story about a scientist. They're very few avenues at that. Scientists can be pursuing that everybody kind of understands other than just like hey. Are we alone right because that that is the central question that is both a scientific question and is also a incredibly spiritual and philosophical human question and I think that you know the the way that jodie foster's character talks about searching for somebody and searching for life out there there is you could replace everything she says with the way that people talk about searching for higher power or or a love or whatever it is the nouns that she's using using our our absolutely interchangeable with any other things that we search for meaning. When did you know you wanted to be in this Jon Allen. I now eight years old. I I was watching since I asked my dad. What's that Bright Star there and he said that it wasn't really start. All those actually star planet called Venus Guts Planet Venus so should be there soon. He said you know why they call it. Venus because they thought it was so so beautiful glowing they didn't know is that it's filled with deadly gases sulfuric acid rain listen it. They are four hundred billion stars out there just in our galaxy alone only one and a million of those planets all right and just one of those had life just won a million of those intelligent life there would be literally millions of civilizations wasn't awful waste of space.

Carl Sagan scientist Jodie Foster COSMO Harris eight years two years Jon Allen
"hammonds" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

02:26 min | 1 year ago

"hammonds" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Claims Iran itself Micheal Hammonds with the Brookings Institution Arron options aren't that good and in this situation it probably tends to fall back on the covert kinds of capability to task for many years but what it's helping apparently is to come right up to the level of scaring people and causing limited damage without doing something so egregious that we have to retaliate transaction affects about five million barrels per day of crude production the United States is Osama bin laden's son Hamza who had become an increasingly prominent al Qaeda figure has been killed in the U. S. counterterrorism operation CBS news correspondent candy McCormick this is the first confirmation from the White House that Hamzah bin laden was killed in a U. S. counterterrorism operation along the Afghanistan Pakistan border the White House statement doesn't say how he was killed or win but this statement which has few other details comes as president trump claims the US is stepping up offensive operations in Afghanistan after the peace talks with the Taliban failed Z. I a won't comment on whether or not it was involved in homes is death W. W. general border Jeff Gilbert says General Motors is facing a possible strike by the United auto workers union analysts have been saying for a while that a strike at GM is likely partly due to worker anger over plant closings but the union says it will make a final decision on a strike until after a Sunday meeting with local union president and chairman GM says it's ready to bargain to find solutions to difficult challenges simoni outstanding issues wages healthcare benefits temporary employees job security and profit sharing. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres you seen firsthand the devastation hurricane Dorian caused in the Bahamas he's worry there's worse to call this is the moment story first the present tense climate change is running faster than what we are we need to reverse this trend we need to defeat climate change tropical storm Umberto's now moving away from the Bahamas after dumping more rain on the region Arkansas as house speaker is taking the first step toward removing a lawmaker who pleaded no contest not paying state income taxes and whose refused to step down. is filed a resolution to remove fellow Republican representative Mickey gates who was arrested last year in terms of not filing returns from twenty twelve through twenty seventeen he said he won't resign and in fact plans to seek reelection next year this is CBS news. reporter.

Hamzah bin laden General Motors Osama bin laden Mickey gates United States Iran Bahamas Antonio Guterres White House Afghanistan Micheal Hammonds CBS United auto workers Afghanistan Pakistan Taliban candy McCormick president and chairman
"hammonds" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

09:24 min | 2 years ago

"hammonds" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Stanley here filling in tonight. Framing youth. We've got so many good things coming up. I'll be with you guys until nine pm. And then Dave Hoechst her will take over from what I understand. There's a lot of musicians coming in tonight. So many. This is a game that Dan, and I used to play Dan long who was just producing for for the b but also produces for Dave huckster dean, Dan is produced for for a long time when I used to be on regularly. He and I every week would play the how many musicians are coming in game. And I am going to guess twelve. So you can tell me you said the over. So I went a little high today. But I'm guessing I'm guessing it's twelve so we'll find out later if we how how we rank on that by the way, three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred is the phone and text line you guys can call in and text in row is producing tonight, David Jennings doing news. So. Dayline Canada dayline Nova Scotia Hammonds plains Nova Scotia this happened just this past week a couple couple two three days ago as we would say in the Chicago land area, not in Canada. And December ninth Halifax district. Royal mounted police responded to a nine one one call of a vehicle having been stolen from the parking lot at a business on Hammond's play in road in Hammond's plain. None of that matters to us. What matters is the fact that a car was stolen, and it was reported stolen six thirty in the evening Nova Scotia time. Nova Scotia's east. Right. So that would be east coast time, I believe so five thirty our time motorist reported they had parked beside an identical vehicle to what they were driving entered a business, and when they came out there vehicle was gone. As it turned out. Another motorist had departed the business. Does this sound just slightly like my cousin Vinny where there were two cars that were that were close enough. But then the that story went south. But anyway, as it turned out, another motorist had departed, the the business climbed into the wrong vehicle and drove off now Solan vehicle, I guess it was a stolen vehicle. It was it was mistaken vehicle vehicular identity. That's what that actually was a short time later they discovered they have driven off in the wrong vehicle. However prior to the realization, they had filled the vehicle up with gas. So not only were these vehicles identical. But apparently, they both had a limited number of leaders of gas in in their vehicle. So the the second driver who was mistakenly driving the first vehicle put petrol is it petrol in in Canada, and it's petro in Europe. So we'll say put gas in the car. Leaders multiple leaders of gas. It was returned to its owner. And the motorist is reimbursed for the fuel they'd place and the other person via person's vehicle because Canada. That is not a story that would occur here here. They would say you took my car, and you're going to court, and Dan, actually, Dan lawn just popped in. He he was doing hand gestures to me earlier nag, not rude that that sounded bad. But but but you you were parked next door to our building in your car was vandalized, right? There. You are you found a microphone? I'm like. Yeah. And I don't know you're not up on my board. I don't know why not headphones on. I can't hear I'll run in there. Okay. Come on in. So Dan is going to tell us the story of how his car was vandalized not in Canada. And how that are you on two three this. It's new studio new studio who this okay there, you are Dan long producer extraordinaire producer first time guest. So you were parked next door to our building in a building that will remain nameless. So that people don't get freaked out about parking, they're bright. Well. Protect anybody else's reputation. Yes. But yes, that's fine. So they what did they broke your window posted on social media? Did they steal anything? Or are. They just broke it for the sheer joy of breaking it. They broke it for the sheer joy of stealing. Where did they steal while dummy me had a duffel bag on my? So they got my old dirty gym clothes good for that. Then they went through by center console and they stole my wallet. Dan lan? Why did you not have a wallet on your person? You know, you get into bad habits. All right. So that no longer is a habit. I'm assuming no in Canada. They would have taken your wallet by accident. Brought it back to you. And said I noticed that the velcro was a little shoddy. I've purchased you a new one. What would I would have been nice? So here in here in the states. I don't foresee this although this really was just mistaken vehicular identity. They don't they didn't intend to steal the car. And they were kind of. Here's what's funny about it. The guy will say person b takes off in vehicle. A right Ron driver. Then goes to the station and fills it with gas realizes. That's not his playlist. Right. I don't know how he would realize all of a sudden he's like why is my Naveh taking me to the wrong address. Oh, shoot. This isn't my car drives back. I'm guessing some sort of police report was being written out and goes out here. And by the way, I filled it with gas instead of freaking out losing their mind personnel, owner of the vehicle a then pulls money out of their pocket and reimburses person be who had driven and filled up vehicle. A with money. See that's a nice Canadian Canadian. Grand theft auto. That's why I'm guessing that games that's super popular up there. I really where else could that story. Take place. Florida Nells, certainly not absolutely not. I don't what other country. Can you imagine that happening? None. None. None countries. I don't. I don't David Jennings. Have you heard this row? I can't hear you. I don't know. Why I can't hear you. I guess I'll fix this. Dan. Can you come over and fix the board? Please. So I can hear row I really don't know any other country that has such a reputation of nice, they're far more low key than we are is that what it is among other things. They're just so polite. Like, I said, they're they're more low key than we are. We get we tend to get angry fast, and we act down on it. They on the other hand seem to be able to take a lot more stuff in stride than we seem to be capable or willing to. Is that a local thing? Or is that an American thing? I. Just a wild. Guess I think a lot of. I mean for for for many American thing. I don't think the Brits are is quick to because I think. More chill and the south has other ways of telling you off. Yeah. That's fake. Nice down. Or bless your little heart. Sweet. So sweet. Yeah. Like so much fun. That's that's the low key backhand that you don't see coming across your face, your heart. No. But honestly, I feel like this could have happened in some smaller municipalities in let's say the south. But it's just I mean as soon as I heard the story I was like, well, obviously this is Canada. There's no other place on earth where I feel like there would have been like, oh, sure you drove off with my car. Ain't no problem here. Let me give you let me reimburse you thanks so much for bringing it back fresh hot Cup of Tim Horton's waiting for you. And how does that sound? None of those stale Dale donuts, we got sitting out on the counter. Tim Hortons really good so good. We're gonna take a quick break. Tons more to cover mixed bag Saturday Hannah Stanley filling in tonight for Amiga. Thank you to Dan long for participating in that. I am sorry. But you brought it on yourself by keeping your wallet in your arm asked Tom saying Hannah's Stanley filling in tonight and WGN more after this..

Dan Canada Dan long Hannah Stanley David Jennings Dave Hoechst Nova Scotia Dan lan Chicago Solan Tim Horton Hammond Europe WGN Tim Hortons Vinny Dale donuts producer
"hammonds" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"hammonds" Discussed on FT Politics

"So for example, there was a billion pounds extra for that. Roll out of universal credit estimate via the work and pensions, sexual Brexit has been causing trouble in cabinet in recent weeks a billion pounds extra for the defense budget. That's another cause dear to the heart of many conservative MP's. And of course, then on top of that the money for Northern Ireland. I think about six hundred seventy million pounds for Northern Ireland which delighted. The UP, and you could see him going around picking off individual problem groups on Brexit with this budget. So it was a fascinating budget in that respect thought the other thing that was quite as soon as the way he talked about this some Brexit's double deal dividend in if we get a smooth Brexit, the idea that there would be fifteen billion pounds of fiscal reserve, he might be able to spend also they expect the growth forecasts will be projected upwards. If there's a smooth Brexit. I thought he did that in a fairly politically sophisticated way wasn't sort of ramming it down the throats of the Brexit is, but it was very clear from all the figures. Do you think this double deal dividend ready exists apart from flip Hammonds imagination will on one level? It probably does we do know at the moment that in the economy things like business investment is really subdued and companies have really just sitting on the hands. They're not going out. And starting new building the buying machinery or plums because they're worried about Brexit. So if you took away that uncertainty if you've got a decent deal. Kind of transition period. And it was pretty clear where it's going to end up then people might take longer term decisions again, and you would expect investment than to rise faster than is at the moment is basically flat at the moment. And if you did get that then growth would pick up definitively. But one of the interesting things, it doesn't necessarily mean. The public finances pickup because as Robert chote who's the head of the office for budget responsibility, their fiscal watchdog set policy committee this week. He said with a trouble with business investment is we didn't actually tax if companies spend more than that. They actually have no immediate profit you get less corporation Texans. Actually, there may be no dividend from having foster growth in a pickup in the economy because you get more parts of the economy being very low taxed, but of course, the other bit which is spending this fifteen billion buffa-. I mean, that's just a digital spending. There is no dividend. It just means. Oh, I feel I can borrow some more money and spend some more money, and that's defin-. Actively there as deals that's where I think you would find a chance that certainly spending some more, and then maybe some of the other departments in the spending review next year would find that at the moment than really not benefiting. So they're still quite mysteriously around Whitehall to come and they bailed out cyncially, and do you think he was being fiscally irresponsible in that respect? Because speaking to one cabinet ministers that normally for the payment would have been cautious. If in the treasury of you're given a windfall Eubank it all these Bank quite large possibly keep about for a rainy day..

Brexit Northern Ireland MP Robert chote Hammonds Eubank billion pounds six hundred seventy million po fifteen billion pounds
"hammonds" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

03:38 min | 2 years ago

"hammonds" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Courage glenn beck well before the president left for europe this week he issued a pardon to seventy six year old dwight hammond hammonds forty nine year old son steven now those are names that you you remember but you don't remember where you might remember them as the oregon cattle ranchers who were sentenced to five years in prison for setting fire that spread into a portion of federal land in oregon in two thousand twelve the jury acquitted the hammonds on some but not all of the charges against them and they went to prison now after serving a short term the hammonds were released only to be sent back to prison in two thousand fifteen when the obama administration filed an appeal and the federal court ruled that the hammonds had been improperly sentenced but it was the hammonds being sent back to prison that sparked an even more famous standoff in oregon the perceived injustice to the hammonds inspired the bundy brothers ryan and ammon to storm onto the wildlife refuge in oregon with other ranchers and militiamen they were engaged in a forty one day armed standoff with federal agents now cliven bundy or the ammon bundy and the bundy ranchers don't confuse them with the hammonds that's not the same and the president didn't say anything about the bundy's as i think he's actually right to go into the hammond case but not the bundy's the presidential pardon will take some time off of handmaid's five year sentence though stephen is already served four years his father has served three white house statement about the pardons called their imprisonment unjust and the result of over zealous effort by the obama administration to prosecute them this pardon is the second major move the president has made since taking office to signal greater support of residents in western states who desire to see more local control of federal lands last december trump signed the largest rollback of federal land protection in us history when he significantly reduced the size of the bear ears in grand staircase escalante national monuments in utah if you remember when the president was running he said he wouldn't do those things he said those lands were best in the hands of the federal government it's one reason why i had a problem with his policies out in the west however he is not executing his policies the way he campaigned critics say the president's actions are only going to encourage other fringe militia groups in the west to try more armed standoffs with the government but his any of these critics actually considered the president's actions might actually have the opposite effect making citizens in the west feel like someone in the government is actually listening to their grievances i know it drives the left totally insane but if you're being honest about things you have to see some of the things donald trump is doing is good also no one can say the president doesn't know how to play to his base.

glenn beck president europe seventy six year forty nine year forty one day five years four years five year
"hammonds" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:30 min | 3 years ago

"hammonds" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The hammonds we're about halfway through their prison sentence when the pardon came down the news hit harney county yesterday morning it's sparked an impromptu celebration that katy babies house and burns we're in our pajamas driving up and down the street hawk it at us and it just isn't an easy day ever ranging family of fought with federal land agencies for decades over water and grazing rights white and stephen hammond said at trial that they had set fires that burn federal land near their ranch to protect their land from invasive species and out of control wildfires but the jury didn't buy that many ranchers felt the hammonds five year prison sentence was unjust and protested that's what sparked the armed occupation eastern oregon led by the bundy family the hammonds need your help that's ammon bundy back in two thousand fifteen making an appeal for people to come to burns and protest they need you to stand whether they're afraid or not occupation of the malheur national wildlife refuge lasted forty one days and left one person dead the broader cause of the occupiers was focused on what they saw as federal overreach but they talked about the hammonds a lot now dwight hammond's wife susie is elated to hear her husband and son will be coming home she feels strongly that our family has been treated unfairly i don't think anybody knows how bad it is they have the government against you for people who disagree with the bundys and the hammonds this pardon is an important signal aaron weiss is with the center for western priorities he believes this sends the message that people don't need to follow the rules of federal agencies this will undoubtedly emboldened those folks who now think i rightfully so i think that they have a friend in the white house and they have a friend in the interior department who won't stand up for the folks on the front lines the bundy's were acquitted for the oregon standoff and then this year the federal trial over the 2014 bundy conflict in nevada ended in a mistrial the hammonds pardon is the latest in a series of what some feel are wins for bundy's supporters and those who want more local control of federal lands for npr news i'm amanda pitcher that story came to us from the mountain west news piero.

hammonds harney county oregon ammon bundy dwight hammond susie aaron weiss white house amanda pitcher stephen hammond malheur nevada npr forty one days five year
"hammonds" Discussed on Click

Click

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"hammonds" Discussed on Click

"It's gonna fall because you get getting tangled up in the cables but they're all people hear her thoughts about that and they have a solution one of who is eight paid and they've developed the untethered backpack you know this idea that you actually have the virtual reality computer effectively and a rucksack rucksacks you can just move around untethered almost like jags kind of space well anyway one of the experiences where that happens is cold here which takes you into the syrian conflict so still here with lauryn hammonds just set this up for what goes on in here i well hero is a reenactment of uninventive in a syrian town square it's quite harrowing but it's also quite sobering in that something that has happened that has happened in syria throughout conflict and continues to happen and that's an act of war and one of its creators is brooks brown hero we set out originally to create what is all too common experience a very calm day the literal marketplace has so many tiny little details of all the little things that are things you would only notice in a assyrian market the language and the people and everything you see are actually motion captured and performance captured syrian refugees bruins going about their day when tragedy strikes as it does all too often definitely all too often recently you then are sort of clinched into action or inaction based on a series of events and explosion out.

lauryn hammonds syria
"hammonds" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast

The Projection Booth Podcast

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"hammonds" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast

"Got that right out of that you know tarantino drives me nuts because he has spoken favorably about mending but he always does it with this you know well but of course it's really awful you know sort of respond awful but i love it he of course rips it off left right and center and pays them is to it all he likes but it's funny that you mentioned the character of sophie as well because i have to admit so fee as a character in the film sequel drum that i am solutely love because in the sequel drum sophie the hammonds daughter is played by the wonderful cheryl rainbow smith from the great l'amore film it's amazing her performance she is totally unhinged in drum and she's you know she's continually obsessed with sleeping with the african american slaves on the plantation and of course at one point when she wants to get one of the slaves in trouble there's that again astonishing dialogue where at one point she tells her father she she decides okay i'm gonna tell a lie about one of the slaves and she says i think at one point will pappy you know when i open my eyes looked down and there in my hands was blazes fang you know and it's light up but she is such an amazing character in the sequel and i e in the sequel of courses pure be movie stuff i don't i don't really consider it to be as great a picture as mending is but you know drum is certainly film that has it's entertaining points well let's go ahead and take a break we'll come back and we'll talk a little bit more about drum.

sophie tarantino hammonds
"hammonds" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:46 min | 4 years ago

"hammonds" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of bold new strategy so that's number one that investors are looking at and they're very wary of that number two of course they don't wanna see scandals continuing to come up so what sylvie math rod is the chief regulatory officer at deutsche bank and she has been charged in working with kim hammonds who's the chief operating officer and runs lit of really revamping all of the antifinancial crime the compliance it's all of those structures that are in place that are supposed to keep the bank honest and that is going to take several years to put in place but that's where they are okay thank you so much for joining us in london cdu big banks edwardsville the city can get that japan article by edward steven irons and don't know griffin on the back this morning i thank you so much showtime let's get a vat not his cousin is will today to sinclair these headlines bemoaning caroline the potus government is pledging to redouble efforts to overhaul the judiciary prime minister biondo should low remains defiant off the president duda struck down bove's yesterday that would have put the country's supreme court's under the government's control the veto followed eight days of nationwide protests under threat of eu sanctions the french president imata a mccoll is stepping into the standoff in libya he's meeting with the head of libya's un backed governments and a powerful military commander in the east of libya in what's seen as a breach as seen as a bid rather to bridge there our divisions bloomberg's greg discu see reports libya's divided between a un recognized government in tripoli and a powerful militia base in the east president emmanuel macron will host prime minister all suraj militia commander general hacked or it's not clear why the french thing that they could succeed or other mediators such as italy united arab emirates have failed in.

greg discu united arab emirates italy suraj un bloomberg eu president japan prime minister emmanuel macron tripoli deutsche bank commander libya french president bove duda potus government griffin edward steven irons chief operating officer kim hammonds eight days