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Sarah Harding on Dharma Journeys of Practice and Translation
"Sarah i wanted to welcome and thank you for joining us on the wisdom dot chat but i wanted to start with how you first encountered bosom. How did you go down this past Was it through a book or you meet a teacher. How'd you first encounter the buddha dhamma. How far back should i go. Nats let's keep it to these lives. Okay that's fortunate since i don't remember the other ones Yeah i will. I got interested in meditation in eastern phosphine. Everything while i was still in high school actually and then i read some books like autobiography yogi and things like that and i read the life of miller that was one of my first folks which has stuck with me all this time till now even and then i What happened. I met some tibetans in arizona prescott arizona. Actually in dan. I dropped out of college in went traveling and ended up in the east and Kind of tried to forget about the buddha steph for a while but eventually came to nepal yan You know got tired of all the fun stuff in there was colpon happening with lava yes shea of coupon in dan That was it. I kind of you know was stock. In like bob dylan which have gone last taken that last detour in so then i went and met cholera in pay went from the. Someone showed me a picture in that coupon retreat in i headed to find him
Can Kindness Alter Biology? The 'Rabbit Effect' Says Yes
"The research was to talk about the relationship between diet and heart health back in the seventies and they fed nearly genetically identical rabbits the very same high fat diet and at the end of the study. They expected that all rabbits would have equally poor measures of health. Only they didn't and you can only imagine that when somebody is laying out the testing metrics to try to establish a baseline of sorts. The all these genetically identical rabbits and you feed them the same diet. I can only imagine that that the they discovered wasn't the actual goal of the test so they didn't find that all the rabbits were the same one group of rabbits had significantly better and we're talking sixty percent better health outcomes than the others and there was no explanation for the difference so then doctrinaire them noticed that the healthy rabbits were all tended by the same kind and caring young researcher and she frequently held the rabbits. She talked to the rabbit. She played with the rabbit so in other words she gave these rabbits kindness and so a radical idea emerged out of this study. could the social world change biology. And again we're talking the seventies this was pretty radical. The time it's still kind of is so the team decided to find out. They repeated the experiment with tightly controlled conditions and they got the same startling results. Kindness made all the difference. And this is what. Dr harding had called the rabbit effect. And she said is a doctor working in the emergency room. She thought the story made a lot of sense. And it helped her understand what she would often see clinically that patients who fair the worst with illness often lack social supports. And i have to tell you in my practice. I see the same thing that i remember. When i first got into the world of therapy that so often you want to jump in there and help you learn all these interventions you learn all these therapeutic modalities you want to just help. You want to help in whatever way you can and so often people just wanted to be heard. I said it often. To be heard is to be healed and on so many occasions there were people that would come in. And i would even start to talk and they would almost look at me like what are you doing. I i just want you to listen. I want empathy and so that kindness or that empathy that we would exude times as therapist was one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle and helping someone crawl out of the emotional doldrums or to rise from a pretty deep emotional quagmire of sorts and raise their emotional baseline
Lifeline for restaurants included in pandemic relief package
"Economic relief package that has just passed Congress. Details from 11 90, Katie Exits Brad Ford, Oregon Congress. Federal Blumenauer sponsored The Restaurant Act started in Portland is an effort to save our beloved restaurants became a national movement that was incorporated with the economic relief Bill. $28 billion will be awarded his grants to restaurants. Gregory Corday owns departure in Portland. That's our best shot at Harding back to two million. People who lost their jobs during them pandemic. The money could be spent on payroll, rant, mortgage and other expenses. The first three weeks, restaurants owned by women, minorities and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses will be the priority. Portland police are still trying to identify a
"harding" Discussed on This Day In Esoteric Political History
"Nineteen twenty warren. G harding writes a letter that very curious proposal. The letter was to carrie. Fulton phillips the woman he had been having an affair with on and off for the better part of fifteen years or so and over those fifteen years harding's political star was steadily rising and by february nineteen twenty. He was a senator from ohio. Perhaps with an eye on an even higher office but he knew that this affair if it went public might doom his chances so he wrote this letter in which he offered one of two proposals to carry phillips in return for her silence one option he would resign at the end of his senatorial term and not returned to marry ohio where they had met and the other option was that he would pay her five thousand dollars a year. Each march for as long as he remained in public service. Warren harding of course did stay in public service. He would go on to be elected. President that fall take office in one thousand nine hundred eighty one. He would serve for only two years before dying in office and is largely considered one of the worst presidents. He was very corrupt and ineffective very anti immigrant. That's another parallel. We may not get into in this episode. But let's focus on the letters and this affair and to do that is as always nickel hammer of columbia. Hello mickey hello jody. I i want this whole episode. You just be dramatic reading of these love letters. There are a lot of and they're very good. Well kelly carter. Jackson of wellesley is here as well. Hello kelly hello. And i asked you guys you get my email were asked you to bring. Everyone's going to be leading from their own minor all auto replies sounds good please put it on. My account is Let's start actually with with what's in those letters and nikki that letter specifically february second that he writes. It's kind of actually one of the final letters at the right because they have reached this point where it's like we gotta figure out what's going to happen here so that this doesn't go public. Help me understand harding's proposal. He had these two deals that he's offering one you know. I'll pay you to stay silent kind of makes sense but this other one of i will retire and give up public life You know why is he making this proposal in this way. Yeah this is the most like of the letters between the two of them But he's he's really worried that she's going to come forward. She has come to him. We don't have her letter but just from the context of his letter that she has asked for more money than he actually has and if he doesn't give it to her she's going to come forward so he's in this position where like she can either come forward or he can pay her a smaller some and so realizing that one very possible outcome is that she comes forward with all of his letters and says you know we've been having an affair for fifteen years and how he believes that's willing to kill his political career. Anyway he asks her. Look if that's where we're going than just let me finish my career in the senate. I'll get out of the public spotlight. I won't have power anymore. I'll have given this up for you And we'll just not make this a big to do or or five thousand dollars a year and she chooses door number two. Yes you're right. That is very businesslike and it comes to financial transaction but kelly. We should sort of paint a picture of the fact that like this was as i said a fifteen year relationship and it was very steamy. Hot very intimate at times scandalous. I mean completely scandalous. Especially given the fact that so harding phillips meet in nineteen zero five. He's living in marion ohio. He's editing one of the city's newspapers and get this. She's the wife of one of his best friends. James phillips was the on never drag good store and so the fact that this is not just some random woman but his best friend's wife. I think makes this all more illicit. Just wanna throw in there. I feel like eighty percent of america prior to the year. Nineteen fifty was an owner of a dry goods store. My grandpa was so kelly. Keep telling us about this affair and sort of how it evolved over the us so the affair last off and on for about fifteen years Through harding's term as ohio lieutenant governor and then his term as a us senator so shortly after he wins the party's nomination for president. This is one phelps threatens to release the correspondence demanding money in exchange for her silence until historian say that in order to keep her quiet. The republican national committee paid phillips. Anna's been did this go away on a lengthy trip to japan and then gave her a gift. We're going to put in quotes between twenty to twenty five thousand dollars in. Today's money would be almost three hundred thousand dollars. So yeah. The corruption doesn't just end with this scandal of the affair so he ropes are nc as he becomes viable candidate he ropes. The sort of larger infrastructure into his to do is due to our continuous web of corruption. Interesting to do his dirty work. Yeah send them away to put his the person he's having an affair with and a husband on a cruise to asia because they need him out of the country so that there isn't any blow up campaign. This is such a huge scandal. And i have to say i for one loveth. Yeah i mean and so things about this is We didn't really know about this for a long time in part because the letters really are the evidence of this and the letters were sealed. Let's put it that way for a long time and we'll get to that in a sec. But nikki i mean i feel like i got to give you a chance to just talk about what's in the actual letters and the nature of the correspondence between these two because it is something else finally yes. These letters are erotica like their explicit. He talks about jerry. Which is the name that he gives to his penis. He talks about her climbing mount jerry. He it's always a third person in the room and all of these letters and their. It's kind of amazing actually writer so good erotica republished. It's amazing because there is something. Take look at the very time glasses. We feel kind of remove from the people from the nineteen in the nineteen twenties but these are very modern mothers away. Because they're the kind of intimacy that is really familiar to those of us today right because it's very human emotions and very modern language talking about thoughts on the on the letters until so as i gather we'll say some of them are are poems right. They write poems to each other. I mean yeah there is there. Is this very fascinating correspondence. And it paints this religious picture of a very powerful person. And as i said. We don't have this picture for a long time. Because as i gather what happens is in the nineteen sixties. Well first off. The harding family has a lot of incentives. To kind of not talk about this as we know. And there's hush money and all this stuff doesn't really get out at the time and it and then harding leaves office and it doesn't really come out. But then in the nineteen fifties and sixties biographers are looking into writing about hurting. And i and i guess this cache of letters is discovered and the family of warren harding. Basically cuts a deal. Says we will give you access To us and we will will cooperate with a biography but these letters have to remain sealed for fifty years and that is why. It's not until very recently that these letters start to come out in the start the painters picture and so kelly my question there. Is you know it's so important to have a full picture of the people who run this country And how much is this. Is your sense that this is an anomaly. And this sort of crazy scandal. Or how much is it. The case that like this sheltering of the image and the rehabilitation of image the initiative hiding of stuff happens basically for every. Yeah i mean it sounds sad to say but it feels kind of status quo. I feel like the the husbands that are center. Faithful to their wives are exceptional. Emma lada ways And i think you know the story of sex and power is old and completely you know. Cliche him familiar to americans but also the idea of the secrecy in the morning to hide it and cover up We've seen this with you. Know jfk.
Attorney for Houston PD officer charged in Harding Street case speaks out
"The attorney for a houston police officer accused of murder is speaking out this afternoon. Fully bay guy goes is one of six officers indicted yesterday in connection with the harding street. Drug raid two years ago. A husband and wife were killed in the botched raid. Geigo has charged with the murder of dennis tuttle. But attorney rusty hardin says he shouldn't have been indicted. A word search started. shooting five. Other officers were also indicted yesterday. Another group of officers was charged last
Harden, Durant star as Nets edge Bucks 125-123
"The Brooklyn nets followed up James harden successful debut with another victory this time over a much tougher opponent the Milwaukee Bucks one twenty five to one twenty three Kevin Durant three point shot with thirty six seconds remaining gave the nets that lead the Bucks Khris Middleton missed a three point shot at the buzzer that would have won the game for Milwaukee Durant finished with thirty points harden in the second that's game score thirty four added twelve assists this is our second game together we have I have one practice teaching those so we just washing over the wall for instance which are learning openness by Harding is the first NBA player to have double figures in scoring and assists in his first two games for a new team I'm Tom Mariam
Harden debuts for Nets after blockbuster trade
"In the embassy. James Harden will start Saturday night as in his Brooklyn Nets debut against the Orlando Magic, A three time NBA scoring champion, became available to play earlier in the day. After all, the players in the blockbuster trade that sent him from Houston to Brooklyn completed their physicals, and that's coach Steve Nash immediately put hardened into the starting lineup. He said he would determine as the game goes along whether he needed to limit the All Star Guards minutes saying the Nets don't want to run the battery's down on a new Christmas present this early Hardin is not practiced with the Nets, and Nash said the team would try to keep things simple. Today, though, expected Harding they expect hard to
South Africa's COVID-19 Variant: What is the risk?
"Let's go to South Africa Festival, the variant of covert there is causing concern among scientists because it has more mutations. But there's no evidence it is deadlier, maybe faster spreading. Let's sir talk to the BBC's Andrew Harding. He's in Johannesburg. Welcome, Andrew. So tell us about this South African variant. We've been talking about it for a while. Here on news day. What is the latest information We have? Good morning. Yes, It's certainly very transmissible as transmissible is the one that's currently spreading so fast across Britain. Likewise here the mutation, one of the key mutations seems to allow the virus to spread to be caught more easily. There's no evidence as you say. Yet, although tests are still being performed here, no evidence that this new mutation makes the virus more deadly. That's the same in Britain and elsewhere. But the concern that people focusing on at the moment is a third mutation. And this is the mutation that Piss to affect the viruses. Ability to connect with other cells on gets that part of the virus that the vaccines are hoping to target on the confirm, which again is now being tested with great speed and urgency here in South Africa. The concern is that there is a theoretical risk that that particular mutation which we haven't seen in Britain or elsewhere. That particular mutation might just might make these new vaccines that are coming onto the market that being jabbed into people's arms already in parts of the world might make those vaccines less effective than might be. Some reservists calls from this new mutation. But scientists here are being very cautious and saying, Look, we will have an answer to that within two or three weeks are Scientists are very busy and are ahead of the curve if you like. They've been studying this aggressively for some time, and they're in a good position to find this out soon, but there is a theoretical risk of some level of resistance. And we know it's one thing we do know through this whole pandemic is that, you know, days matter. Never mind a couple of weeks. So what is the government they're doing whilst this crucial information Has found out about the whether this third variant is resistant to the vaccine. What's the government doing to Stop the spread. Well, I mean, there are two issues there. If you want. One is the vaccine is to South Africa is struggling on the vaccine front is struggling to secure supplies. The concern is that here and in other parts of Africa, it's going to be many months before vaccine start, arriving in sort of numbers needed to create herd immunity in the immediate term in terms of transmission and keeping this second wave under control, a new big, hard lock down Is in place here across South Africa on officials who I think will really caught by surprise By the speed and aggression of this new This new variant are doing what they can The tackle it and contain it. They're saying that look, it's not just the mutations that are driving the spread of this second Wait. It's also human behavior. People getting relaxed or tired people gathering in large groups and the government as well. Failing At least a month or two ago, failing to prevent mass gatherings. And you say there's problems with the vaccine getting through to South Africa, which one have they Ordered or have they ordered several well, they're working on the comebacks scheme that many poorer countries middle income countries are hoping will get them access. But the concerns you says there are multiple Different types of vaccine, and most of those have been pre ordered by wealthier countries on a lot of countries like South Africa of really been reluctant to throw money at vaccines that might not bear fruit, so they've been hedging their bets, and that's costing them in terms of finding that sells at the back of the queue now when it comes to trying to access the most effective Vaccines in the ones that are most
Connie Chung Compares Diane Sawyer & Barbara Walters to Tonya Harding
"Okay. You guys connie just went off on some huge star. She even said working with. Dan rather was like a scene out of psycho. It's what she said about barbara and diane. That really shocked. Watch when i went to. Abc news on joined with both barbara. Walters and diane sawyer there. And i thought oh this could be great. It'd be you know three women get along. It's not unlike what what tonya harding. Nancy kerrigan both. Diane and barbara were in the same sort of arena of trying to get these big interviews so when i tried to go after them i was told i could not i had to stand down. Really alcon said that on originals with andrew. Gelman podcast. What did you guys. I think when you heard this not surprised that we just had this conversation right before we went live. I feel like everyone during this pandemic is sort of losing it a little bit and i feel like connie everyone's coming for barbara lately in the past year like all of her secrets everything about her. Everyone's ready to spill. But like i don't know. I'm not surprised at all. Feel like this extremely competitive world extremely competitive for women extremely competitive of that time. Robber was already a legend diana. I think you don't hear that that much about it. Seems like that answer. Everybody wants to have over at thanksgiving but those are always the ones career. don't cry. She will never forget that vibe from her. She always just seems like such a lover. We have to remember like we're talking about five years ago. Yeah it any industry as a minority myself. Sometimes you're made to feel like there's only room for one and when somebody is telling you that or making you feel that way you start to believe it so of course barbara and die. It's like oh look at chung coming in here. Seventeen years younger than them. Yeah right so in your mind you probably are thinking. Oh they brought this hotshot into replace us at. I'm not gonna let that happen. And i think i think women do it a lot. I think black people do it a lot. When they're minority a workspace. I think gay people do it. A lot. And i both black and gay so i feel double on on the storm from but sometimes i feel like for me. It's like if i'm the only one here. Let me just open the door for somebody to comment after me. Yeah no i love mentality but you know what it's not even just the stars themselves not just dinosaur. You're not just barbara walters. Sometimes it's the atmosphere that's created around the absolutely actual office like there's some things i mean. The fact that connie was told that. I'm sure she was told that by a producer and maybe that direct order came from something that barbara had said or diane had said in the past but i feel like there's a better check system nowadays i feel like you can check stars a little bit more than you could back been
Take a trip to 'The Last Blockbuster' with an exclusive AR experience and new documentary
"Know if you still have AH, Video late fees from Blockbuster. A new documentary can tell you about the last place you can go pay them, so I'm sure you'll be racing right out. We're video stores have all but disappeared. The last Blockbuster is a documentary that details the very last blockbuster video store run by Sandy Harding for the past 16 years and Bend, Oregon. The doc follows Harding as she struggles to keep it afloat. The retailers fall from grace and its bankruptcy. Did you know that Blockbuster had a chance to buy night flicks? But they didn't Now that me is great, which was helped along by the rise of Netflix and streaming video on demand. It features interviews with Kevin Smith. Comedian Jamie Kennedy and, ironically, is available on video on
Google's Amy Adams Harding on why digital newsrooms should 'act like an e-commerce player'
"Welcoming hike aliens great to hear lessons Yeah so maybe. Let's get started by going through some of the publishers that you work with are they mainly like news focus or do they really just kind of run the gamut. We are mainly focused on news. Kaley but as as you might imagine. News has taken on broad connotation as of late so We focus a lot on local news so working with publishers like lee enterprises or village media up in canada. All the way up through You know the great lady new york times. We work with newscorp the some of their publications so really does run the gamut. Yeah and it sounds like it really runs the gamut to with the new of maybe people on staff and like the size of the publications themselves it can be one or two people and it can be hundreds and it really does depend on the type of news publication that they're covering we also work with broadcasters for example and some longer form news content like business insider or some of the magazine publishers. That are more news focused. okay awesome. yeah so I imagine that at the beginning of twenty twenty the concerns that your publishers. That you work with I'm not sure if you call them clients or partners partners. Yeah i imagine that the concerns that some of your partners had at the beginning of the year are probably very different from the ones that Came into the picture and say march or april But can you talk about Maybe what some of those focuses were at the beginning of the year. That might not be as top of mind now in where some of the New focuses began coming into the mix. Yeah i'd say that it's it's not that the the focus of these publishers has shifted one hundred and eighty degrees but it has sharpened so for example One thing that a year ago we were working with many local news. Publishers are in a more nascent. Forum would be there reader revenue program. I mean we redirect revenue. We we all know that the new york times has made a tremendous success out of their subscription business. But this didn't always filter down to your much smaller local news players but ask the pandemic emerged in as we saw a large and quick drop in ad revenue local news. Publishers called us up and said wait a second. Everything that you've been telling us about forming our reader direct monetization strategy. The time is now. We need to lean on our readers to be able to support ourselves through these uncertain times with the pandemic so that i would say that it has sharpened and accelerated that focus for our local news players in particular. Okay yeah that makes a lot of sense and i know for some of the larger publishers. That myself in my teammates have been covering over the past few months A lot of them decided to remove the paywall from virus related content But that ended up being a pretty significant driver of new subscriptions. I would say You know it was kind of interesting balance of lowering the paywall on that content. Got people more familiar with the brand. Made them wanted to like to support the journalism. More Is that the same thing that happened with some of these smaller. Publishers or more local news based publishers. Did they do that same tactic. Or what were some of the strategies that they took on well whether they employed whether they even had a paywall to begin with Or not the top of the funnel was being filled by this increase in demand for news especially around corona virus and we had several large events globally and in this country so it wasn't just corona virus with that was kicked things off in the beginning of twenty twenty and so our news publishers large and small found that they needed to take advantage of this opportunity to create loyalty amongst their casual readers. And that's something that my team actually focuses on quite a bit That idea of user engagement funnel so capitalizing on the opportunity of what These very important and intense news stories introduced in the facts. We we've been working with a publisher in the philippines called wrap ler and they are one of the largest digital only on news publications. They are and they had concurrently both corona virus reporting as well as their local election and might team worked with them to capitalize on. How do you. How do you take these new eyeballs if you wanna think about it that way and introduce them to the importance of your product and drive loyalty because he can drive a user down that user engagement funnel you can Create loyalty loyalty is the largest predictor of reader direct revenue acquisition. So we worked with them and it was highly successful and they were able to create marge increases in both the readership and their revenue because they were on top of their Of the funnel and driving readers down the funnel
Soft Power 2020
"Am joined today on special soft power program by mongols foreign editor megan gibson monocle culture editor kiara ramallah and monocle twenty four culture correspondent and eurovision desk chief. Fernando augusto up. We have a lot to cover in analyzing who made l. top ten this year and who didn't but we should talk about first of all meghan. What an unusual year for calibrating soft power. This was because of course it was like every country on earth given the same test it was like he is a pandemic deal revert. And see what it says about you. As a nation did it make a difference on how countries will seen by the rest of the world and soft power terms. It absolutely did like you said every country was dealing pretty much the same set of problems but just as internally the pandemic kind of shed light on where countries weren't up to snuff and where there's certain systems were lacking or the social welfare net was not working so too did a show which countries were really relying on kind of coasting approach to diplomacy and soft power. Every country had to turn inward in some respect. You had to face an economy. Crunch you had to face a healthcare crisis but a lot of countries still managed to think about diplomacy and what. They're projecting abroad and to other countries and global cooperation. And that is something. I think that kind of threw up some surprises when we actually looked at the year in terms of soft power some countries that have never made our list before immediately caught our eye. Well let's talk about that. We'll come back a bit later to how different countries responded to the covid nineteen crisis. But let's look first of all at our top ten and meghan all ask you again. You were talking about surprise entries in the top ten. Who is there. The see that hasn't been before i think the first one. I'm going to go to taiwan. And i should say we've done top ten this year. Usually we do top twenty five. We quickly realized that there weren't twenty five countries. That actually made that good impression on the world. I would say this year. A peace prize in the nineteen forties. Exactly we cut it down to ten and picked the ten countries that did something notable on the world stage and taiwan absolutely one of them from their stellar leadership in actually handling the virus. Which i mean has seen the country. Even today has had quite a minimal effect. On at the helm of its citizens numbers have been tiny and given their proximity to china. Remarkable for that. That's just been something that they've really been able to step up and show that they've had good leadership and for such a tiny country and a country that has been long grappling with a very antagonistic neighbor. That's been really impressive. And i think we've also could look at another country that has made our list consistently but also small and has done really well with the pandemic and that's new zealand new zealand again a beneficiary of its leadership and of its leader. Another factor we will come back to later in the show. I wanted to bring you in now. Kiara refu- look at the top ten. Were there any entries in there that left out at you. It's difficult for me to look at this without my cultural hat on. Because i do think that cultural exports make up so much of a country soft power their own way. You know if you do have a tv hit. That really can change. The international perspective of people have on your country in the issue. We have profile of borgen. The danish show which kind of guess kicked off almost a huge facination with scanning wa. I'm happy that south korea is in the fair number and i were discussing. Grammy results on are getting their first ever kind of major grammy nomination. I mean that is huge because the grammys are essentially a us kind of awards ceremony. Yes of course it has one global subcategory but it's largely. Us fakest for a korean bond to be nominated as part of that really means that they have become not only a korean band moore global bond and that radius testament to the power of capes. I think south korea has really well deserved second-place cultural reasons but also for all the other reasons dr megan was discussing. It's very interesting. Also you you know you mentioned new zealand as well and perhaps it's a very niche reason to be very well known abroad but i do think that new zealand has got an increasing amount of really interesting. Musical acts that are genuinely world class. I'm talking the likes of zuma. Alice harding benet talking. Broods mullen williams all quite indie acts but in the the community which is very dedicated. Genuinely these are kind of agenda setting also around the world. So i think it's really interesting. That a tiny nation can produce a really interesting side of the musical experimentation side of things obviously around this table. Four nations are represented all nations with instantly recognizable and widely understood national brands. And that's my nation of australia. Kiara of italy fernando's of brazil megan's of canada which i notice is the only one in the top ten. This whole thing is just the most shameless stitch-up so fernando to bring you in brazil a country with a powerful national brand and yet you are not in the top ten this year. Do you feel especially put out by that is. Is there a case you would like to make well. No no no not not in two thousand twenty eight gave you the big buildings builder. People would be surprised by me. Because i always a believer brazilian. I'm very proud of being resilient. And i am still an and we do have an amazing opportunity to be one of the best countries in soft power so perhaps in a few years will be there the top of the list but honestly i mean this year has been terrible for brazil president. He's an isolationist. he's not handling very well. The situation in the rain forest which matters a lot for the outside world. Perhaps those of us who enjoy breathing so exactly. But i mean it. It is an issue in brazil. but i notice. We've all my friends when they say. Oh how during forest the amazon. Your president doesn't care. And of course his declaration sometimes every day he said something quite offensive to specific groups. And it's funny. I was trying to say i mean. What is brazil doing. well now we. We are student load of great things but even at football you have. Our biggest star neymar liked by some. But he's but even in brazil. Laura people don't like neymar like perhaps some aspects of his personality. So then i think even football. We're not so well liked turfing. We need to improve. I am an optimistic. I think things will change but two thousand twenty is yeah. I agree it. It's not the year of brazil. And i do think this year has been a blip for a lot of countries and as i was saying you know cultural experts from italy. Obviously still very strong italian food still eating around the world unloved around the world especially on this table but this year it was all about the countries that had cut through and what the cut through was what the stories that were resonating around. The world like fernandez. The amazon is what people were thinking about. When they thought about brazil they were not thinking of amazing beaches. Or you know wonderful culture and things like that it was the bad headlines that were really being projected around the world just finally in this first part of the show. I am going to rise heroically above complaining too much about the struggles exclusion in favor of new zealand. And just let these self evident absurdity of that speak for itself but meghan there couple of other countries which again have shoes soft power in princeton fact arguably the countries with the to hugest soft power imprint i e the united kingdom and the united states neither of the mike it and is that just about covid nineteen and all the people who happened to be leading them at the moment. It is definitely down to leadership. Soft power is usually something that is built up over years and decades so usually it can survive a bad year it can survive a wrong thinking government but in the case of the uk and definitely the us. It's not that. Diplomacy was neglected in the last few years. I mean we've seen a lot of policies that have been actually hostile to global cooperation. And i think a lot of people's perceptions of those countries have really shifted especially when it comes to the us under donald trump.
What is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier all about?
"You're listening to the how in the world podcast we unravel some of the planet's most perplexing questions about ten minutes. Nope we're not scientists or scholars. We're just normal. People like to figure things out. Sometimes inspiring sometimes informative. Our topics are always fascinating hosted by me mark johnson and my lovely wife me holly johnson. We do the research. So you don't have to veterans day. Twenty twenty was last week and we were watching the ceremony on tv where. The president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. And i had so many so boom. That's how ideas for episodes are born in fact we've had a bunch of ideas recently. I'm not sure what that means. Maybe we've been watching too much. Tv or something. Well have been a lot of events and things going on and questions. Raise like veterans day and christmas. Coming in the spacex mission to the international space station and like our seventh grader pete. Yeah he's just a few good questions lately. And i've got all them in my notes so we'll get to them but before we get to today's episode. I have to mention my favorite veteran dad. Although he passed away ten years ago. I think of every day. He was my hero the very best dad ever in the world. No offence sweetie men take. He was a great guy he was. He had a really interesting time. While in the army. Interesting about the only word. I could come up with their first as a model for army promotional posters literally a poster boy then as a member of general macarthur's honor guard where he hung out with the general and his wife watching movies every friday night. That was a very cush job. But then crap got real when he became a forward observer in the korean war. That's the guy who's part of a team of three who go ahead of the rest of the group in radio back until then where the enemy lines are and stuff. It's a very dangerous job. Maybe the most dangerous in the military at that time yes indeed but he came home then and he met my mom and they had me. Yea so thanks for indulging me a moment to recognize him. Okay let's get to it. I the basics. The tomb of the unknown soldier is in arlington national cemetery and strangely enough. I've never been there. I know the air and space museum. So well i could give tours. But we never went to arlington national. I'm i'm ashamed really. You're mad my school for never taking us there. I don't know but we we've got to do this on our own. We definitely will. The tomb actually contains and unknown soldier from world war. One who was buried ride underneath a memorial which is made of marble like everything in dc tomorrow and the city. It has six wreaths carved into the sides three on the opposite two sides that represent the six major campaigns of world war one on the third side. There are three. Greek figures carved these figures represent peace victory in valor and on the fourth side contains the inscription here rests in honored glory in american soldier known but to god. That's just beautiful. The memorial also referred to as tomb of the unknowns actually has no official name president. Warren g harding officiated the ceremony. That laid this first soldier to rest on veterans day november eleventh nineteen twenty one the tomb of the unknowns generally refers to four tombs world war one world war two korea and vietnam. Three other soldiers were interred in tombs. Right beside the memorial. Those unknown soldiers represent world war two korea and vietnam although the soldier representing the vietnam war was removed once. Dna analysis identified him and he was returned to his family in nineteen ninety eight. He'd only been there like four years or something. The vietnam tomb now intentionally remains empty and is a monument. Honoring all of america's missing servicemen and. Women that's awesome. Yeah one of the questions. I've always had about the tomb of the unknowns. Is how they got the soldier so there's not just one unknown soldier in a war right. I mean. aren't there many. They're just one. And how did they choose this one who would be buried there and where are the rest so tell us about that. Honey yes. That's a great question that i've had to which means probably a lot of you have wondered about it as well for the first memorial. The the world war one memorial they uninsured four soldiers that had been buried in france. They put each in an identical casket and then a decorated wounded. Combat soldier made the choice from these four identical caskets at a city hall in france. He chose the third from the left. And signified is choice by laying white roses on top of that casket. That's the soldier who is in the tomb in dc. The other three were reinterred in france. That's the process that's been used to select the unknown for each tomb and yes there are plenty of unknowns. Buried all over the world.
Houston Rockets 'willing to get uncomfortable,' source says
"Got and you were bit baffled by this when ralph ervin read is updates about the new york daily news reporting that the nets and the rockets had agreed to a deal in principle trae. We got all types of conflicting reports. Which connie's maybe. That's why i was like what right right right because tim macmahon from. Espn is reporting. Rob g read the his post. If you don't mind well it's been aggregated by gm but the money quote here is that the rockets are quote willing to get uncomfortable in quote with the trade wishes of harding and westbrook and feel no pressure to expedited. Deal ahead of the start of the regular season which willing to get uncomfortable with me. You know if you guys going to act up. We're fine but we're not just going to give you wanna give in right. Could they both got two. Maybe three years left on. The i say may because they've got a player options for third year. So the rockets are in no rush. I'm going to give fleeced unknown organization. Chris if you trade away. James harden does value of your franchise. Go down yes so simple as that right. Yeah yeah robbie first-time gm you think. He wants his first trade to beat a. He got fleeced and he got bullied by some players. Who had three years left on your deal to. You won't be gm long that right. So let's see. I mean who knows what will happen. And we'll get into that a little bit later but when i heard that he was like Deals done unto prince wall was.
Surprising Advice From a Breast Cancer Survivor
"If there was harding words of wisdom to women that are on a active healing journey right now, what would you tell them? Oh, there's so much. What would I start with I? Think. I would think, say listen to your community. I know. So many times people will just listen to their doctors. And doctors are great but doctors are not about per se wellness. And I think that's really important to make sure you have a wellness team in place in that also includes you know friendships. The really help you through this whole thing and always be a student always be open to learning more new things Even if you've never heard about it and that's was me, I hadn't heard about different things but I'm always open to learning more and take what you need and leave the rest.
Harding Street Raid: Houston Narcotics Officers Accused of Falsifying Overtime Records
"Officers are accused of falsifying overtime records. It's the latest fallout from the deadly Harding Street Street raid. raid. We We know know from from the the warrants warrants that that 13 13 HPD HPD officers officers are are under under scrutiny scrutiny by by investigators investigators for for potential potential theft theft charges charges related related to to their their overtime overtime sheets. sheets. The The district district attorney's attorney's office office also also is is focusing focusing on other departmental records tied to their cases. Now, several officers have either already retired or been indicted. However, there are new names coming to light. Our TV partner, Channel two's Mario Diaz reporting there.
Protests continue in Portland after more than 100 consecutive days
"Marked 100 Days and nights of Black Lives matter. Protests in Portland, Oregon. They began after the police killing of George Floyd on May 25th despite an uptick in police, violence and right wing militia groups confronting protesters in Portland. The demonstrators are determined to continue. Katya face Perrin Smith attended a solidarity building event in Portland this weekend. Any B way Got B. We got Jobe at Len's Park in southeast Portland on Saturday afternoon. Several 100 people showed up for community gathering with speeches, songs, inspiration and sharing resource is What's this? It's one of more than a dozen events across the city this weekend to mark 100 consecutive days and nights of protests for black lives matter. Regina rages, an organizer and emcee of the day's programme. And this right here. This isn't antiracist active, Resist states by being here today you are saying that you are anti racist I A is with P d X Black youth movement, which was formed in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd. And has led many of the Portland marches. It's coming out of a place of exhaustion. We're tired. Honestly tired. We've been fighting our whole lives and we have to continue to fight. I told you guys are stories. And it's hurting us. You know, it's Harding. Us. We just constantly have to relive it every single day. She asked the crowd to take a look at her attire. She's just come from basketball practice, wearing shorts and sandals and her hair pulled back. She's not just an angry black woman, she says. She's also a high school student and an athlete. But woman have always always been taught that we had the fight hard so hard we had to put in those countless hours. We have the practice harder than a white girl. We had to work so much harder. And why is that? It's because America has normalized normalized it. We've normalized little black girls being in these streets finding for their lives. But we haven't normalized black girls being doctors. Black girls being principles like girl be a teacher's why black women and especially protecting black trans women, was a major topic of discussion at the rally. Protesters say their demands haven't changed throughout the 100 days. They want to end anti black racism and police brutality and to defund police budgets to reinvest in community services. What's changed is the increased use of force by police against protesters. Did. Eisen, artist and organizer with black lives matter. He was one of many protesters arrested by federal agents last month process within an hour. I got tackled arrested. Realized they cut my finger over. Ask them why they arrested me. They would not answer. Why? Why just full ignore sitting in the back of the car, and I could feel my back of my shirt getting wet from blood. I can't look at this. Please, just fully ignore me. He said he was detained for about two hours, interrogated and photographed. Finally, they let him go. But he was given no documentation or court date, he said. It was only later speaking with a legal support team. He realized he was kidnapped. She realized Wow, you were actually Tell. I said that to say That is an important piece of this revolution. That's what we're dealing with right now. Making just rolled to the street, snatch people up and hold them hostage for however long that is very scary. Problem with doing the next day he quit his job at T Mobile to join the protest full time. On Friday night, Organ State troopers returned to the front lines of the Portland demonstrations, and, along with police arrested 27 protesters, according to the Oregonian. A viral photo from that night shows a woman beaten by police and blood dripping down her face as she's carried away by officers in riot gear. The Trump Administration has deputized the state troopers as federal agents, which means protesters could now face federal charges. The protesters charged that law enforcement has reacted disproportionately giving a pass to right wing militia while cracking down harshly against black lives matter. Demonstrators.
UK Scraps Public Health Body Amid Criticized Virus Response
"The British government has announced its scrapping a public health agency that has taken blame for the country's uneven response to the Corona virus. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the work of public health England will become part of a new body, the National Institute for Health Protection, which will guard against infectious disease and by security threats. The new institute will be headed by Daido Harding, a former telecoms executive who leads the much criticized test and trace program set up in recent months. Hancock says he will learn from public health agencies in South Korea and Germany, which have been praised for this strong response to the pandemic. Syria. Shockley London,
UK scraps public health body amid criticized virus response
"The British government has announced the scrapping a public health agency that has taken blame for the country's an even responsive to the corona virus health secretary Matt Hancock says the work of public health England will become part of a new body the National Institute for health protection which will guard against infectious disease and by security threats the new institute will be headed by Dido Harding a former telecoms executive who leads the much criticised testing trades program set up in recent months Hancock says it will launch a public health agencies in South Korea and Germany which have been praised for this strong response to the pandemic there is shockingly London
"harding" Discussed on On Being with Krista Tippett
"Our best gifts. My own feeling is that I tried to share again again Chris. Is when it comes to creating. Multi racial multi ethnic multi religious. Democratic Society. We are still a developing nation. I'm Krista Tippett and this is on being. Vincent harding was professor emeritus of religion and social transformation. The I lift school of Theology in Denver. Colorado I interviewed him in two thousand eleven. He died at the age of eighty-two in two thousand, fourteen back in nineteen, fifty five, he was working towards his master's degree in history in Chicago, when the Montgomery bus boycott began eventually he and a few friends, both black and white travelled south to see how they could be of use along way. They paid a life changing visit to another young man in his late Twenties Martin Luther King, Junior. Vincent Harding says that the phrase civil rights never adequately described King's vision or the human transformation that stirred king for his part, was intrigued by harding's work with the Mennonites one of original peace churches, and by the early nineteen sixty S, Vincent harding and his late wife Rose Marie had moved to Atlanta just around the corner. From the Kings, they founded Mennonite house there, which helped the civil rights movement develop its philosophy and its practice of nonviolence. were. You raised Mennonite. No No. I had the. Marvelous Fortune Gift. Blessing of being raised by. A mother who, shortly after I was born, became a single mother. and. who had just great hopes for me? And one of the things that my. Wisely did was it. She joined a fascinating. Little Church, in Harlem called Victory Tabernacle Seventh Day Christian Church. These will magnificent women and men, a mixture of working class professional class, all kinds of class. And they loved me held me. Recognize that I had possibilities that I didn't recognize myself at the outset. I had to leave them after a while because I come to different conclusions, than they did, but even after I left what I found out over the years. Was that love? Trumps. Doctrine. Time and I'm still deeply connected to some of the folks that I grew up with in that church sixty seventy years ago. So you know I, WanNa spend most of our time talking about the present day and and I want you to bring the fullness of your moral imagination and spirit imagination that emerged from all your experiences, including of course that and the Civil Rights Movement for example one of the word this getting tossed around a lot as civility and civil and I noticed that you've said you've stated very emphatically that that you think to call that movement that transformation that you were part of in the nineteen sixties to reduce it to civil rights. Civility in that case is is not a big enough word and You know what I'm hearing I. Have This conversation now is a lot of people feel like civilities, not a big enough word for us right now, either so talk to me about that if any thoughts about that Yes I think that Do many things that have come to my mind Krista during this discussion that's going on and interestingly enough I hadn't quite. Made the connection that you making now with my own thought, but that's wonderful. That's why we need each other. I. Have felt. Increasingly the! That what we're really talking about is not how we can have more civil conversation. But what we're talking about in the context, our society for one thing is how we can learn how to have a democratic conversation. That is what we need. We are absolutely amateurs. At this matter of building a democratic nation made up of many many peoples of many kinds from many connections and convictions, and for many experiences, and to know how after all the pain that we have caused each other how to carry on. Democratic conversation that in the sense invites us to heal each other's. Best? Arguments and best contributions so that we can then figure out. How do we put these things together to create a more perfect union? I found that that way you pointing for years for decades. You know that that asking about how to be democratic is really taking seriously that question of living into a more perfect union, if I find that helpful as a way to open that word up. Open. It also opens up the question. Of. What does it mean to be truly? Human Democracy is simply another way of speaking about that question. Religion is another way of speaking about that question. What is our purpose in this world, and is that purpose related to our responsibilities to each other and to the world itself? All of that seems to me to be. A variety of languages, getting at the same reality right and you very strongly make the link in. You're telling of this story of the Civil Rights Movement, the healing link between religion and democratic. Transformation. would. You Talk to me about that a little bit about what we've forgotten about the spirit tone religious dimensions of that. Let's remember Krista that. That community that help to create king. And that he then helped to nurture was a community. Cheaply grounded! In the life of religion and spirituality. This was their way of being. For instance everyone near him knew that he took very seriously this traditional. Beautiful Terminology! When he said that what he was seeking for was not simply equality or rights, but what he was seeking for was the creation of the beloved community. that. He saw everything that crushed against our best human development and our best communal development. Like segregation like white supremacy. When he moved to break down those laws, those practices he was doing it not simply as an act of civil action, but a deep spiritual responsibility, seeing a best possibilities like my my church community soil in me, east saw it in this nation, people like Jimmy Bold Win and others Malcolm for certain time couldn't imagine how Martin could see. Those possibilities but I think he was seeing it because he was looking with an eye that was deeply filled by love and compassion, and that high opens us up to see many things that might otherwise be miss. Oh through small. Blah..
"harding" Discussed on RunPod
"Other people that you do or that you do and H. It shouldn't be a platform for that and by the way in the running community. We're all shapes and sizes. We're all abilities. The fact that we're doing is what matters and that were saying good examples to other people that were trying to promote healthy lifestyle and we might eat. We might drink. We might be healthy. We might you know whatever. It doesn't matter. The fact that we're keeping fit is is bonding us. And if someone's wanting to watch that you think that's for would be appealing to them as well and I'm annoyed for you. Thank you thank you I. I am annoyed for all people on social media. Who you know you put yourself out there. I I'm not doing this because I want to be out there as a public figure. I'm doing this because I want more people to run. That is pure and simple. It was terrifying for me to go from behind the microphone in front of the camera and the main thing now I was worried about was because I didn't want people to comment on how I looked No that's ridiculous Music amazing well. Thank you and so do you I. Can I say this woman here? She ran in her undies last and from everyone. I mean that takes a lot of courage and well done. Thank you say Korea Chafing Point. I knew well. Luckily we did have plenty of body glide available that day and and yeah I mean say we round the vitality London. Two thousand In upon that was a whole host of us as celebrate eagles and it was just the most fantastic liberating experiences. You Andrea McLean Giovanna Fletcher Giovanni Flight China or Jaycees and Carrie Hope Fletcher Roswell. I it was just. It was inspiring seeing people who are locked goals. I run with it was the furthest they'd ever run ever and they did it in their underwear and the thing for me was. I really wanted to get involved in this. Because it was to promote body positively and I have had a lot of Tim. Ingham fraying backwards and forwards with myself and my opinion of my own body over the years and it really only got to the point where I was happy in my own skin in my own body probably about a six months after I started running and it wasn't because of the way that my body looked it was because I was strong and I was capable and I was able to do these things. Like running marathons and things so it took a. I remember feeling awful about my own body and thinking the I was you know disgusting or overweight yet and so getting to the point where I was happy with my own in my skin meant the I absolutely backed this campaign for for. Celebrate you for body positivity and it wasn't for me it wasn't I run ten k because I knew that I was capable of running ten K. It was made the challenge was can I do it in the streets of London with just my sports underwear on and the GALS I run with had thought. Can I do it in mind but will say can I run ten K say those girls are just amazing? They inspire me so much. I'm how long did it take for you to forget you're running in you pump? Sombre I mean the was the West thing. I'd be like that. I'm still running in my underwear. So it was safety in numbers so we all stuck together and the the hardest thing was actually walking from backdrop where we draw wonderful clothes and we were in our underwear walking to the start. Line in front of Buckingham Palace. I mean I've got fate of me and my pumps outside the Queen's head say that part that that initial kind of this is really an influence should be doing this initial feeling was It went away really quickly because we all gathered together on the start line. And can I say it was a very warm sunny day. I wouldn't have wanted to be running in much more than my sports underwear day anyway. So you won. It was a win win situation and another thing that I knew that you said in your ten reasons. Ten ways you know. You're a runner is that you have more running kits than you do other clues like in your washing basket and you have a whole drawer signed running. And I've got to say I do have a whole doors running. I do and you know what I was Hiding my flat this morning and my running kit draw is bursting at the thing I have to. I have to literally push things down to close it yet. I'm not I'm not proud of my running draw. I'm going. I'm going to marry Condo my drawer this weekend. I think and I'm going to go through and I'm going to Take out all the things that I haven't won for Thir- ages you say that but then you'll go going. Be briefed will journey. I'm going to absolutely have a spring. Clean out of my running gear because there are so many ways that you can reuse it and regifter So a friend of mine has just written a blog. Actually that has listed all of the places where you can send your kit but even down to old trainers run his knees. You can get your give them. Yeah you're old trainers discount on your new. They're great and there's Running charity and they collect clothes and shoes and they redistribute them to people who spoke skits expensive and they redistribute amount to people who can't afford to buy new care and that gets more people running which gets me really excited because it means that you know mild kit can be put to use with someone else experiencing my hobby so yeah. I am going to do that because I know that it will get more people running. Yeah that's why I'm going to be brutal. I am Anna has been amazing having you on a run. Thank you so much before you go. You have to do the report Kind of quick quick fire right. Yeah okay well it's the toughest ratios done. The world's toughest island race founded tough at your most fun event. Celebrate you ten thousand in my underwear with the GAULS that was Super Fun and your best park run. Pb ALL POPCORN PBA. Twenty two minutes. Fifty two seconds amazing. Now Oh by the way is what will not no you have to look at the running channels and at the video you've goal on the hardest part runs in Britain. I saw the one that was hard and I've been there. Have you but didn't do the part two. I did it. It's in Williston Endeavour spoiler alert but peace go much anyway Yeah will occur in Devon Johnson jeans video you watch. Waldorf looks brilliant. At which trainers do you run into so I mostly run in Nikes so I have a race day path that I keep I splashed down a pair of Nike Pegasus. Taveres so you mostly those okay at best time of day to run now. I'm a terrible morning person so I most often run in the evenings after work butts best time of the day to run is the morning is because you. The world looks different in the morning. `specially that like just how this. Sun's just breaking and play. And you get it done and it's peaceful. There is fewer people out and you just feel like you feel like you own the streets. Yeah if an update and best thing about being runner is being run account just just being a runner. The best thing about being runner. Do you know what the best thing about? Being a runner is walking up. The escalators sticking to the left hand side when everyone else is standing. Just you can draw and yet and when you get runner's high all the time every time when I talk about running the runner's high that's really interesting. Bit of a plug. There is a video that we have just on the running channel about the runner's high. What it is how you experience it. Everyone is different. And actually it's all down to the way our brains price chemicals and things like nobody so watch if you're interested bots for me runner's high comes either during a long run especially if it's absolutely tipping it down. Oh straight after that warmth I describe as like yes. It's warm in temperature. But that glow that warmth of afterwards up the sense of achievement and and last question I am. Why is it that you love running so much? I love running because I can constantly prove to myself that I'm capable of doing things. I never thought possible. Lovely true answer though as well. Isn't it okay deep? Stop Haven Right. I'm ANA thank you so so much and if anyone wants to find your videos and find everything. Where do they go youtube dot com forward slash the running? Channel News Asia. Media's to search for running tunnel. Thank you so much and good luck with your crazy remix.
"harding" Discussed on Post Reports
"By nineteen twenty hurting term in the Senate is drawing to a close. The war is over and a presidential election is on the horizon. The harding's have become friends by this point with Evelyn and Ned Maclean and maclean was the owner at the time of the Washington. Post now like many other society women at the time Evelyn McLean. His wife was interested in astrology and she often would see this popular psychic in Washington. Dc named Madame Marsha. Well she encourages. Florence harding to start seeing Madam Marsha as well and in early nineteen twenty. This is the presidential election year Madam. Marsha the story goes predicted to Florence in a psychic session that if Warren harding clinch the Republican nomination that year he would indeed when the presidency but he would die before his term was over. It wasn't really clear that he had a path to the presidency. There were a couple of other people who were expected to win the Republican nomination and harding had no sort of national following not within the party not within the country so there was no reason for him to suspect that he would end up being the presidential nominee of the party. It was only when the party failed. Come to a consensus on nine different ballots at the convention that they finally kind of look around and they say well who's left. Who can we put up? That people can agree on and harding because he didn't have much of a political record because he wasn't the representative of a major faction within the party. He sort of becomes the best of the also rans and he becomes the nominee that way Carey Phillips in Nineteen Nineteen Thousand Nine hundred twenty as she saw harding rising and she had cooled in her affections towards him. She actually tried to blackmail him and she said I'm going to expose you to the American people. This is going to ruin your political career. This is going to ruin your marriage and so he writes to her your proposal to destroy me and yourself in doing so will only add to the IL. We have already done. It doesn't seem like you to think of such a fatal course. I can't believe you're purposes to destroy me for paying the tribute so freely uttered and so often shown then given that he doesn't have as large of sum of money as she's requesting for a payoff. Warren harding says to her. That he can either resign. Or if you think I can be more helpful by having a public position and influence probably a situation to do some things worthwhile for myself and you and yours. I will pay you five thousand dollars per year in March each year so long as I am in public service see decides to take the five thousand dollars a year and once harding is the official. Republican presidential nominee. The Republican National Committee starts also worrying about the scandal and how it might go public. They knew about this affair and they knew how damaging it could be particularly because it was so long term because of the German connections and because this was the wife of one of harding's berry good friends so they decide to give Carey Phillips twenty thousand dollars in cash and they send her and her husband on an all. Expenses paid very long slow trip to Japan over the course of the entire election year so they can't surface any details of the affair during his campaign for president..
"harding" Discussed on Post Reports
"By April of nineteen seventeen under president. Woodrow Wilson the United States has entered World War One and meanwhile around the same time that wars raging and his relationship is fraying with Carey Phillips. Weren't hurting is starting up some other trysts. There's not a sense that he did very much to distinguish himself as a senator A HE SPENT. I think a lot more time working on personal relationships. There's some evidence that he had an affair with his secretary in the Senate. There are also records that he was traveling to New York about once a week while he's a senator visit a young woman named Nam Britain picture. A girl with sort of short blond flapper style hair so Nan Britton who is also from Marian. Ohio had had a crush on harding. Her father had introduced the two of them. He had presented this as sort of a schoolgirl crush but it was a crash that continued for quite some time so Nan. Britton met harding when she was in her mid teens. She would have been fourteen or fifteen when she graduates from high school. She moved to New York City and she strikes up a new correspondence with Warren harding. She reminds him of this schoolgirl. Crush and overtime it evolves into an actual physical relationship and this is something she would write about years later and then in nineteen seventeen. They finally consummate their relationship and in nineteen nineteen. She gives birth to a daughter and that's Warren G. Harding's child.
"harding" Discussed on Post Reports
"In nineteen fourteen hurting once again tries his hand politics and runs for the US Senate so he was propelled to the Senate really just because he was a very prominent person in Marion Ohio. He was connected with the political establishment. The Republican political establishment in Ohio. He wasn't entirely sure whether he wanted to go into public life but they were petitions that were flowing and his name was being put up for it and once it was clear that he was going to be the candidate for the Republican Party. He got pretty into the idea. And so he is elected to the Senate and heads to Washington DC in nineteen fifteen with his wife Florence. He continues his affair and his correspondence. With Kerry it's a really important relationship not only because of this amazing cache of love letters that we have that Warren harding road to carry Phillips but also because she was a big supporter of Germany and their relationship is taking place during World War One. And there's lots of evidence that she was trying to persuade harding once he'd entered the Senate to support Germany in foreign relations with the United States. She's actually surveilled by the US government because they're concerned about her influence on harding and though there's no evidence that she was say a spy for Germany this really did not only cast a pall on their relationship but it actually drove a wedge between them they were fighting a lot about foreign policy and their relationship really cools as the United States enters world war one in February of nineteen seventeen. He writes to her. Frankly I have all long recognized your intense partisanship and sympathy for and devotion to Germany. And I have respected because you are you and most of the cutting things said I have been able to pass by but I can and will do my duty. According to my best conscience and understanding and then take the consequences. I do not know whether I shall vote for war. I may not be called upon to so vote. When I do vote for it I shall do so with such conviction that I shall enlist to fight.
"harding" Discussed on Post Reports
"One woman in particular who sets her sights on. Warren was Florence. Mabel cling to was the daughter of one of the wealthiest businessmen in the area. Florence was five years older than Warren was and she had actually been married before and she had a child. Florence's father was not a fan of her interest in Warren primarily. Because there were rumors at the time that Warren harding had some black ancestry in him. Still Florence continued to be interested and she pursued him. Relentlessly much more aggressively than he courted her until they married in eighteen. Ninety One when Warren Harding is twenty. Five years old and Florence is thirty so she was a bit of a standout figure in Marion. Ohio because in the late nineteenth century to be divorced into be a single mother. That was something that was pretty unusual so I think that it says something about Warren Harding. That wasn't something that drove him off. I think he saw in Florence someone who was bright who was motivated. Who could challenge him and who could be a real partner for him and I think in those early years. They had a good relationship not just because it was a partnership because it still had those sort of early days of infatuation and passion. That's going to go away fairly quickly. He's going to turn those passions over to his extramarital relationships. Enter CARY PHILLIPS THE WOMAN WHO Stack of love. Letters would be found years later. Carey Phillips was wife of one of Warren Harding's best friends their affair started in nineteen o five after hurting had served two terms in the Ohio state Senate and was back fulltime working at the Marion Star. The earliest letters we have today though are from nineteen ten so five years into their relationship. This is the same year that harding tries running for governor and loses. Here's his letter to carry on Christmas. Eve Nineteen ten my darling. There are no words at my command sufficient to say the full extent of my love for you. A MED tender devoted ardent Eager Passion Wild Jealous Reverent wistful hungry happy love unspeakably encompassing immeasurably absorbing and he goes on it is the prayer and Benediction of my heart the surpassing passion of my body the conviction and consecration of my mind and the hope in heaven of my soul. This was a deeply romantic relationship that went on for almost fifteen years so it was more than just infatuation was more than just sexual. They had a very close very intimate very personal relationship. They talked about leaving their spouses and getting married. Although this was something that obviously never happened over the next few years in one thousand nine eleven again in nineteen twelve Carey Phillips takes long trips with her daughter Berlin harding road to her constantly while she was there and he even devised system of code words for their correspondence to says a couple of examples. The word maternal meant. I'd like to make your favorite picture of rapturous reality tonight. The word decree meant. I'd like to bring you the sceptre tonight and make you my queen and then there was the word Jerry. It was a name that he gave a certain body part of his and he sent carry a lot of letters with the word Jerry in them and some are too explicit to read here. A lot are actually too explicit to read here. But here's one of the more. Pg rated ones even this one kind of crosses over the line but only if you're old enough to understand what a euphemism is. You're not old enough to know what that term means letters. Probably going to go over your head okay in January of Nineteen Thirteen Warren harding's and this note to carry from his office at the Marian Star. I went home last night in the rain. In the night it turned snow and the surface is covered under six inches of snow and the trees are robed in white a beautiful winter scene. When I got home I was too tired sleep but arrested in you were summoned in finally and you came a vision vividly plane a goddess in human form and a perfect form. Clyde only in flowing hair and your joyously received and Jerry came and insisted on staying.
"harding" Discussed on Post Reports
"We're going to do something a little different with presidential this week so you know how I normally ask what it would be like to go on a blind date with the president. Well this week the entire episode is kind of an answer to the question so Nicole hemmer a scholar at the University of Virginia's Miller Center is going to help me narrate this crazy wild story of warren harding's life and relationships and presidency. It is a story about newspapers. It's a story about Zodiac readings. Love letters suicides scandal. Jazz Hollywood prohibition and even the hope diamond all right but we're going to start by going back in time to marry in Ohio about seventy years before those letters were discovered exp- elite eight hundred eighty S. We've got women. Wearing bustled dresses. Men are wearing those jackets that cut away at the bottom. You can see there watch chains. Marian was a growing industrial city in sort of north central Ohio. And at the head of the city's daily newspaper. The Marian Star was a young man in his twenty's named Warren harding. A couple of years when harding was only about nineteen years old. He had bought the paper for three hundred dollars to his best. Friends and harding had something that would actually prove to be pretty important to his presidency. He was very charming. He was very handsome and he was well connected. His position with the paper gained him prestige in connections across the city especially since he wasn't very interested in running critical or scandalous stories. Well he was absolutely a people pleaser and he was also someone who didn't like confrontation. It's key to the success of his newspaper. That idea of not wanting to be too political. Because you're in an era in which journalism is going a major change moving away from party papers and moving to a more commercial or nonpartisan model and harding believed that because the Marion Star was the only daily paper in Marion. Ohio than it was important that it be the paper of record that it not be too closely associated with any one party so that really made it stand out as publisher and editor hurting wrote out in office creed for the newsroom. That included points like remember. There are two sides to every question. Get both and be truthful yet. Also boost. DoN'T KNOCK. There's good in everybody bring out the good in everybody and never needlessly hurt the feelings of anybody. This is the voice of my colleague. Michael Rouen Michael covered the big unsealing of harding's letters two years ago so I asked if he wanted to play the role of harding for us which he said Yes to without maybe fully remembering what he was getting in for even though hurting kept his newspaper from waiting too much into the political game he himself got more and more involved in the local Republican Party. Which is basically the party that most of Marion's business owners belong to at the time. Twenty four hurting takes a brief hiatus from running the paper when he had what he called a nervous breakdown and he spent a few weeks at a health retreat. Run by Dr Kellogg. The man who invented cornflakes soon enough though hurting is back about town. He's helping the Republican Party. He's running the newspaper. And he's catching the eye of many local lady. So harding is a very striking man. He has these angular dramatic features. These dark eyebrows A sort of prominent nose and he's very tall so that striking nece combined with a strong record of charisma and charm and that sort of flirtatious Attitude that he had that all made him a very captivating compelling person.
"harding" Discussed on Post Reports
"So willing telling him I was going to ask you to introduce yourself but then I thought that maybe I could introduce you. Okay so how I would describe. You is like an og podcast maker here at the Washington Post because you were the creator of a podcast during the last presidential election called appropriately enough presidential and you basically went back and did the history of us. President did yeah forty four episodes in forty four weeks for years ago. It was a lot a lot of it was a lot but this year for years later you are revisiting. Some of the episodes of presidential so partly. I'm going back just for myself. And Re listening to these episodes I made for years ago and rethinking what they mean what they tell us in an election year but then we're also going to be releasing some new episodes and some news special stuff over the course of the coming year that has to do with presidential history so in the spirit of all of that because today is presidents day. We thought it might be a good idea to go back and have post reports listeners. Just listen to an episode of presidential and we chose in unconventional choice. Better President that before I listen to this episode. I knew absolutely nothing about and that President is Warren g harding. You might think we do the George Washington episode or Abraham Lincoln episode which are Great. And you should listen to those. And they're probably more of what you would expect but Warren harding was running for election. Exactly one hundred years ago. Nineteen twenty and there were a lot of interesting wild crazy things that happened during his presidency. A lot of scandals corruption this I sort of fusion of celebrity and the presidency. And that's what I found so fascinating about this episode about the story of Warren Harding. Because even though he's like a pretty forgotten president he actually had this like larger than life personality and was kind of a celebrity and had this like very interesting love life visitor very polite ways to put everything he's a fascinating person to look back at and notice the differences but also some of the similarities to a presidency reliving through one hundred years later in nineteen fifty six in eighty three year. Old Woman named Carrie Phillips moved into a nursing home. She left it to her lawyer to sort through all the stuff she still had stacked up in her home in Marion. Ohio and he was digging through the closet when he found a box of letters hundreds and hundreds of letters nearly a thousand letters and they were all from former president. Warren harding. These were Raunchy. Steamy love notes that spanned years and years of a previously unknown affair between harding and Phillips. Well the lawyer had them away until nineteen sixty three at his own house and then he finally showed them to someone at the Ohio Historical Society word of the letters soon spread and after many legal proceedings. The letters ended up in the control of harding's family but they were given to the hurting family on one major condition that the family would eventually give those letters to the library of Congress instead of destroying them and so they did but when the family gave the letters to vibrate of Congress they made their own insistence and that was that the letter stay sealed for fifty years. That's what happened. The letter sat at the Library of Congress for half a century seal. Unbroken contents unknown two years ago the fifty year wait was over and when historians broke the seal..
"harding" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"In means uh means was a con man and a forger who'd spent years masquerading as a private detective despite a CD reputation he he was hired by the FBI under harding. He was eventually ousted from the bureau after some of his many lies were exposed in court but even in two years in prison for perjury. Wooden slow means down in nineteen thirty. He published a scandalous book entitled the Strange Death of breath. President harding in it means claimed harding had architect or encouraged all of the scandals that plagued his administration even more more salaciously means heavily implied that Mrs Harding had collaborated with her physician. Charles Sawyer to poison the president. This was apparently apparently done. Both in retaliation for harding's affairs and to prevent his corruption from coming to light during his lifetime. The book was a bombshell. Despite means continued habit of playing fast and loose with the facts the expose did contain a few accusations Zeh Shins. That were likely true. After all he'd been a Washington insider for several years with his penchant for gossip he'd become privy to many rumors about harding's sex life which hadn't been public knowledge. The fact that it contains genuine insider information made the books seem credible too much of the American public but its most dramatic claims. Still require some examination. Could the first lady really we have a fascinating. The president coming up. We'll investigate the allegations. That Florence harding poisoned her husband and now back to the story in nineteen thirty seven years after the death of US President Warren g harding a former FBI. Official named Gaston means published a salacious expose means implied that the fifty seven year old president hadn't died of natural causes but had instead been murdered. He insinuated that harding's wife Florence had poisoned the president and in collaboration with the families homeopathic doctor Charles Sawyer means was circumspect careful to only hint at the poisoning rather rather than to accuse Florence outright but the nation caught his meaning all too clearly. The book was a bestseller and made many believe in a secret plot to kill president harding but whether there was any truth to means claims is up for debate for the most part. Mrs Harding's accusers have Provided few specifics about the alleged poisoning for instance means never specified which poison florence allegedly used on her husband. This isn't particularly surprising as there are thousands of chemicals that are toxic to the human body. Still some poisons are more likely culprits. Given the time period and the circumstances of harding's death is Sawyer really did conspire with Mrs Harding. Then arsenic snake may be the most likely candidate. Arsenic is a chemical element commonly found today in car. Batteries and bullets long-term exposure usually through contaminated. Drinking water can lead to numbness abdominal pain heart disease and cancer the poisonous effects arsenic have been known for thousands of years in nineteenth century France. It was even called inheritance powder because it was often employed cloyd by rich heirs to kill their parents for their inheritance. But arsenic also has been used for medicinal purposes powder's made from the element lament were historically purported to remove blemishes white in the skin and to treat syphilis prior to the discovery of penicillin in eighteen seventy eight and arsenic solution was even found to help treat leukemia. Patients by lowering their amount of white blood cells naturally the toxic effects Exa the solution where eventually found to outweigh its benefits but the use of Medicinal Arsenic continued into the twentieth century. and Dr Sawyer was known to prescribe arsenic to president harding. It's not known how often he gave it to the president or in what dosage but if it was administered over a long period it could've made harding's existing heart troubles much worse it could have even caused the issues to begin with if I had wanted to. He might have been able to slowly and discreetly make harding sicker over the course of years but that would have required wired long-term planning on Sawyers part in addition although harding ditch oh symptoms which fit with long-term arsenic poisoning. He didn't present with all the telltale signs. For example chronic arsenic exposure is also known to cause a thickening and darkening of one's skin. There's there's no evidence that harding experienced either of these since there's no record that Sawyer prescribed regular doses of arsenic to harding there may not be enough to conclude long-term exposure was the cause of the president's death however a high dose given all at once leading to acute arsenic personal poisoning may be more likely being odorless and tasteless. Arsenic would have made an ideal fast acting poison it. It was also extremely difficult to tact as Dr Michael F Hughes writes the most visible symptoms of acute arsenic poisoning nausea yeah bombing. Diarrhea and abdominal pain could be easily confused with other common diseases at the time such as cholera and pneumonia pneumonia was exactly. What harding was diagnosed with along with his heart problems? It's certainly conceivable that his physicians made a mistake. If one of the key doctors on the case Charles Sawyer had a hand in the poisoning then his opinion might have held sway over the others. It may have been possible for him to suggest Monja to the rest of the medical team early on and thus succeed in masking the effects of the poison but this is only conjecture and while arsenic poisoning fits many of harding's symptoms. There are other poisons that could have led to his death. F One of these leander a flowering shrub. Oleander is one of the most common garden plants in the world. It's grown widely from Portugal to southern Asia to California the site of harding's death when ingested in high amounts oleander is toxic to humans and some mammals. Eating the leaves or sap of the plant can affect the intestines nervous system and the heart symptoms develop quickly and can vary from nausea and vomiting to abdominal pain. Diarrhea and disrupted heart rate often. Oleander causes the heart to race and then drops precipitously accompanied by stronger than average contractions. This description may sound familiar. The effects of Oleander leander poison have been compared to those of digitalis. The same heart medicine harding was taking at the time of his death. Ingesting too much leander can cause the heart's contractions to become too strong. This prevents it from relaxing and can lead to death. An overdose of digitalis can do the same. Though it fits with harding's symptoms. There are some factors that make oleander poisoning a questionable. Oh culprit for one. It takes an extremely large dose to prove fatal to humans. According to a nineteen ninety-six paper on Oleander toxicity toxicity. Written by Dr Shannon Langford and Dr Paul bore the human mortality associated with Oleander. Ingestion is generally very very low. Even in cases of intentional consumption as in suicide attempts oleander has an extremely bitter taste. It's also quick acting Ding. meaning that it couldn't be responsible for harding's ongoing fatigue irregular pulse and other symptoms which all emerged before August. Second second an alternative explanation could be that harding's heart already. overtaxed was pushed over the edge by a moderate dose of Oleander Dander or an overdose of digitalis. If hypothetically the president was already in poor health it could mean that only a small amount. The poison was required to kill him. This could be why the president appeared to get better only pass away while on the mend. Mrs This is harding may have been hoping her husband would die of the heart trouble and was pushed to take drastic action when his condition seemed to improve and she had had access to both oleander and digitalis. But this theory doesn't have much concrete evidence to back it up. There wasn't much reason for Sawyer to help Mrs Harding. Kill his boss. He never accepted payment for treating the president but it brought him great renown noun and for all the scandals surrounding harding's administration. Nothing ever emerged that suggested Sawyer had a personal animus towards the president and nothing other than the baseless allegations in Gaston means book and means integrity came under attack in an unexpected way after after publication. Three years after its release in nineteen thirty-three. A journalist named May Dixon thacker came forward claiming thing she had ghost written the book for me she also said he stiffed her afterward and never gave her a share of the prophets. Since he'd already collected the lion's share of the royalties means was all too willing to denounce his own book. After thacker came forward he'd begun another gift anyway. Years later he would be arrested for Grand Larceny after falsely claiming to know the whereabouts of the Lindbergh. Baby based on these these actions and means documented history as a con man. It seems doubtful that he had any real evidence of president. Harding's poisoning an alternate explanation favored by most modern doctors.
"harding" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"And now back to the story on the morning morning of July Twenty Ninth Nineteen Twenty-three President Warren g harding nearly collapsed. While traveling to a hotel in San Francisco the fifty seven year old was soon diagnosed with heart problems and the Monja and many feared for his life with good reason. Pneumonia is usually it caused by a virus or bacteria. That inflames the Air Sacs in the lungs. Common symptoms include chest pain and trouble breathing. Both of which harding was is likely already struggling with thanks to his existing heart issues. The president's lifestyle had likely worsened his symptoms. He loved cigars and smoking is known to be one of the biggest risk factors for pneumonia. Harding struggled to fight off infection. With shrunken lungs and overtaxed heart. His situation was definitely dire over the next few days. His advisors tried not to panic but it was impossible knocked fear for the state of the nation without its leader at the time. Harding was one of the most popular presidents in US history and some feared but he was irreplaceable. His Vice President Calvin Coolidge was viewed as an aloof conservative. Man of action in certainly didn't have the same charisma as harding. While officials debated amongst themselves. The president was kept in his hotel room on bedrest over the the next few days. Things look more promising and some advisers let go of their worst fears. Doctors effectively treated the president with digitalis Abo- technical extract historically prescribed for heart conditions. Did you talents works by lengthening. The resting period of the heartbeat while also strengthening strengthening the cardiac muscles contractions. This allows the heart to beat slower while still pumping an adequate supply of blood to the rest of the body. In in general a slower heart rate is desirable so long as it remains within a reasonable range according to the Harvard University Medical School. Each pulse of what's a mild stress on artery walls. More beats per minute means more stress a faster. Heartbeat also gives the the coronary arteries less time to fill with blood. This means that a slower holes puts less strain on the circulatory system. Overall high heart rates have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. This was exactly what harding's doctors were worried about. But with the the help of the digital goddess the president's health and mood improved on August second four days after his arrival in San Francisco. He felt well well enough to sit up in bed. His wife Florence had been by his side throughout the illness consulting with Sawyer and the other doctors often even on the night of the second around seven thirty pm she even read him. A flattering Saturday. Evening Post article about his administration harding was in good spirits and when she paused her reading. He urged her to go on Florence. Look back at the page. Just as her husband's is is closed. When she began speaking again he let out a gasp in convulsed violently Florence watched in horror as he gripped chest and fell back onto the bed? His eyes open wide for a moment and then his pupils rolled back. He struggled to breathe for a few more seconds gins and then ru still terribly horribly still florence screamed for the doctors. They arrived in moments almonds and tried to revive harding but nothing could be done. The president was dead. The pronouncements sparked panic and uproar in the hotel room as Florence tried to process his death. Doctors and advisors argued vehemently about what to do next. The first White House official to arrive at the hotel was Herbert. Hoover Harding Secretary of Commerce upon on hearing the news. He ordered someone to find an informed. The Vice President Calvin coolidge immediately. It was no easy task. coolidge allege was in Vermont visiting his family and their home had no telephone it took the nearest messenger several hours to reach the house a man Dan of few words coolidge received the news quietly. He then dressed said a prayer and went out to meet the reporters who already gathered outside died at two forty seven on the morning of August third. Coolidge was sworn into office by lamplight. Then he cleared out the onlookers lookers and went back to sleep just like that. United States had a new leader. One Who many citizens had rarely heard speak at all all naturally. It didn't take long. For controversy to emerge a media. Firestorm began after Secretary Secretary. Hoover reported that the president had died of a stroke of cerebral apoplexy cerebral apoplexy which refers to symptoms of stroke stroke is often associated with cerebral hemorrhage which occurs when the brain tissue leads inside the skulled according to the American Heart Association creation. Cerebral hemorrhages are the second most common cause of stroke this potentially fatal condition results when the brain is deprived of sufficient blood flow leading to permanent damage depending on which areas of the brain are affected. The symptoms long-term effects of a stroke vary but for the most part. They don't present with the kind of symptoms. President harding experienced for one thing. Symptoms usually begin Only minutes before the actual stroke occurs thus if harding dial one it would have been more or less unconnected to the pneumonia and heart problems. uh-huh he experienced in the days before his passing for this reason. Many modern doctors don't believe harding suffered a stroke at all and physicians at the time had their doubts as well because the president appeared to be getting better just before his death some even claimed that more nefarious various factors were at play. The media reports filed in the days prior to harding's passing. Didn't help doctors had been overly optimistic. Nick and the White House had been eager to calm. The Nation's fears of losing the President as the New York Times reported just one day before harding died vice president Calvin. Coolidge expressed confidence today. That president harding would recover from his illness. He said he had received a telegram. I'm from his secretary. At Washington that the condition of the president had improved considerably. Many citizens had been led to believe that harding would get better her and had no idea that his condition was so precarious as a result the news of his passing sparked outrage in some who blamed incompetent incompetent doctors for his death sawyer. The harding's favourite homeopathic doctor came under particular scrutiny. But not everyone. On harding's medical team felt the pressure so the advocated for an autopsy to clear their names. The doctors felt the exam would prove proved that they've done everything they could to prevent the president staff but for some reason. Mrs Harding refused to allow it. Dr Wilbur The San Francisco enciso doctor who had examined him at the Palace Hotel was incensed years afterward he complained. We were accused of being abysmally. Ignorant stupid stupid and incompetent yet. There was nothing he could do to deflect the accusations the autopsy was never performed and militias rumors whereas about the president's death continued to swirl. It's possible that Mrs Harding's refusal was motivated by her religious beliefs or that rehashing. Her husband's death to an examination would have been too emotionally painful for her but many saw her obstinacy just an AC- as a sign that everything was not as it seemed some even believed Florence harding. The president's wife of over thirty years had been planning her husband's murder for months in truth. Her relationship with harding was fraud. He had several extramarital affairs which his wife knew about she was torn apart by his cheating but reportedly felt she'd sacrificed too much for harding's career to abandon him for harding's part he knew his wife knew about his affairs but made little effort to stop them. Florence is his only solution was to stick by Warren side as much as possible to prevent him from cheating on her again. Her constant presence only inflamed suspicions suspicions further as positioned Florence as a powerful force in the White House during her husband's administration. Some rumors implied she'd been pulling the strings behind all of harding's actions as president. No matter how much Florence denied the gossip it only increased thanks to the flood of political scandals suddenly coming to light many officials appointed by president harding or found to be corrupt or incompetent after his death. Though the president was largely unaware of the illegal activities that went on during his watch his negligence had allowed bad actors. To thrive in the administration the scandals spawned further conspiracy theories some of which claimed Mrs. Harding had killed her husband out of mercy to to spare his reputation before everything came to light her death in November the following year fueled these speculations even further aw. The conspiracy. Theories eventually reached a fever. Pitch thanks to one of the SLIMEST members of harding's administration gassed.
"harding" Discussed on Sports Criminals
"Sandra luko who skated with Tanya as a child described an incident. She witness personally in the net-bursting thirty for thirty documentary. The price of gold. She said during the skating competition petition. I was in the bathroom and Tanya and her mom came in their Tanya was having some issues and Mrs Harding just lost her temper and hit Tony repeatedly repeatedly with a hairbrush. It was very very very upsetting to me. Sandra only eleven at the time was determined to protect her friend she approached Diane Rawlinson told her she was calling child protective services. But Diane convinced her not to do it because of course it. Diane was already painfully aware of what was going on. Levinas abusive habits were apparently an open secret in the Portland Skating community but everyone also knew that if CPS got involved and remove Tanya from the harding home her skating career would be over. Aw figure skating is essentially a white collar sport or less generously a snob sport. It's incredibly expensive An time-consuming loan paid for equipment. Ice Time private lessons costumes. Competition entry fees travel to competitions and more. She drove Tonya to the rink. Every morning for practice then drove her to school then drove herself to work. oftentimes for a double shift in in a nineteen seventy-six interview Albert harding estimated that it costs two hundred twenty five dollars a month for five year. Old Tania's lessons in two thousand eighteen eighteen. That would be over a thousand dollars a month just for rink time. In the harding's were not wealthy. People they struggle to pay their bills and were evicted several times over back rent. When Tonya reached the competition level in her early teens the cost burden tripled to come up with with the money? Lavonia maxed out credit cards worked multiple jobs and collected donations Tanya recalled combing roadsides with her mom tom collect bottles and cans for refunds Lavonia dressed Tanya inner competition outfit for School Picture Day so they could use the photos in place place of professional headshots. Every single dollar went into skating sometimes even over food Portland reporter and Schadt. It said that a lot of the time Tanya was skating on an empty stomach Lavonia made a huge investment asman in her daughter and she expected equally large returns. She had the example. Right in front of her with America's Sweetheart Dorothy Hamill Hamel who won gold medals at both the nineteen seventy six world figure skating championships and Olympics soon after she was a spokesperson for Ford and clairol she became the featured star of the ICECAPADES. So in Livonia is wants wants. Tanya was an Olympian. She'd get so many endorsement deals the whole harding family would be taken care of for the rest of their lives. This was their ticket to a better life and so- Lavonia pushed and pushed and screamed and slapped and beat Tanya all in the name of protecting her investment but in pushing her daughter to be the fiercest physical competitor she left her emotionally stunted and vulnerable vulnerable. The abusive dynamics of the relationship taught Tanya two things first that it was acceptable to use violence to get what you want and second that love is conditional. She was only worthy of affection if she was the best so if Tanya wanted to be happy if she wanted to be loved she better be the best no matter the cost no matter the pain.
"harding" Discussed on Sports Criminals
"On February Sixteenth Nineteen ninety-one twenty year. Old Tonya harding stepped onto the ice. In Minneapolis Listen Minnesota for the US figure skating championships. She cut in atypical figure. Her skating dress was mint green polyester. Her Blonde bangs were teased into frizzy curls but Tanya was more than you need in her appearance she was about to attempt something none of her fellow competitors competitors could even imagine a triple axel wegner music started Tanya. I performed back to back. Camel spins extending attending her right leg behind her in arabesque balancing on her left blade as she whipped her body around then. She pushed off charging down around the rink gathering power for a triple Lutz. Tanya balanced on her left foot gliding backward then launched off her right toe pick rotated in the air three times. She landed perfectly on her right blade but a triple Lutz was a relatively routine new new for Tonya harding in his commentary. Figure Skating analyst Dick Button voiced with the entire rink was thinking and now the question in is whether she will become the first American to attempt and complete a triple axel jump fueled by Momentum Tanya propel down the ice gaining speed then halfway down the rink she let herself coast on her right foot. One breath tube riffs then she turned and pushed off the outside edge of her left skate. Tanya rotated and impossible three the and a half times before landing back on the ice on her right blade she nailed it. The crowd exploded in cheers. Here's and applause in that one split-second her entire life changed. Tonya harding made history as sports. Reporter Chris Connelly lamented. If we could stop her story right there it would be one of the happiest stories stories you could ever see but her dreams would end abruptly less than three years later when her life was rocked with violence and scandal handle Tonya. Harding would be notorious for all the wrong reasons..
"harding" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Hurd round the world why are we still so captivated by this story what does that say about us here is zz top with hits 1985 single sleeping bag one of the unconventional heavy metal songs tanya performed while on ice i'm tom johnson this is on three england named we're talking this hour about tonya harding and looking back at her life her rise her spectacular public fall from grace you can join our conversation has time heal the wounds softened our perception of tanya is a right to reexamine and reevaluate her legacy follow us on twitter and find us on facebook at on point radio and i want to go back now to christine brennan the distinguished sports columnist for usa today she is covered more than a dozen olympic games and she reported on the tanya nancy saga from start to finish christine that last caller just before the break one went out of his way to defend tonya harding insertive criticised you for being too hard on her there seems to be this kind of sympathy for the underdogs sentiment in american society isn't there i'm wondering how you react to that oh absolutely and and white even with sanger quite a lot of people saying thank and i can quite movie there could even be more people saying that i'll i'll use the term we've been using a lot lately in journalism you know facts are facts i mean uh there's a there's a lot of ways to interpret things that happened in this story and that's what makes it so rich in entertaining and interesting um horrifying grade whatever you think there's a lot to it uh it was at the weirdest both bizarre most amazing story i've ever covered in my career and when people say oh this is like tonya harding houston's like nancy tanya nancy has like under no nothing is ever going to be like that so i get that but i'm a journalist and and i'm going to say what happened and again it is so popular tom for people to say oh tonya got a raw deal poor tanya.
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"And that is tonya harding speaking in a documentary for espn uh and so it's not hard uh it's not hard christine to feel some sympathy for her uh on the other hand i guess you could also make the argument that hers was somewhat of a wasted talent isn't route argument top probably were into triple digits now on that one though about this story over the years uh tonya harding has no one to blame but herself she was the greatest jumper in us skating history maybe still is to this day and women's figure skating the us certainly at the time at a time when they were getting rid of the compulsory school figures the painstaking tracing so figure aids which happened happening 1990 and basically putting a premium on one thing jumping which is what time you did born in nineteen seventy comes along at the perfect time to have two olympics 1992 and then the olympic committee a few years earlier had had decided they were going to stagger the olympics so they move the winter games dot from 96 but in '94 so by luck of birth anyone board right around the time tanya was born gets to olympics she should have won two olympic medals uh in one case 92 she leaves her home and portland and arrives in albertville not an easy trip to the french alps from portland oregon uh three days before the competition just a re to kill us uh lack of of pride of a sense of where you are a sense of respect for your support and for training and being a us olympian and it says she's not jet lag and of course performs poorly finishes fourth and then of course admit she was jetlagged and then of course 94 with the.
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"Tonya harding changed my life if if it's not for the record rounder were the world on january six 1994 uh then at their ends up being uh book because the tv ratings at forty eight point five tv ratings six highest rated show not sport split 653 show television history uh in late february when uh tanya nancy and everyone else skated in the women's short programme in lillehammer at the olympics uh that rating proved descript near that there was interest in a book the book took off an inside edge the especially became a bestseller and allowed me to uh have a wonderful career that i've had so so yes uh it's uh it's with fond memories uh of all the ridiculousness and craziness of that time and of course the serious story of of course than attack on an athlete um that uh that here we are again so look back on this story i certainly we member of the time you know there was a kind of the good girl bad girl aspect to this story i mean that secure again was so beautiful well dressed and tanya was a little rougher edged d this is that kind of tanya bad nancy good story was that you think sort of over done at the time and does this i'm i'm curious whether you think this film might sort of correct that perception at all you know a great question tom and i i do think it were allotted johnny come lately it to cover this story because how can there not be very few people covered skating entitlement started really covering it in 1998 eighty eight olympics in calgary and then and then again in ninety so there were very few expert covering the sport back then and so it was easy to come up with these narrative that a lot of us journalist as we have everyone was thrown into the story of our live um leo beds we issued validity that with cable news in the fact that you know oj and and tragically to dead bodies came along what four months later this was before oce and this is uh this is you know when we have this insatiable appetite for all of this you know reality style tv before there is reality tv.
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