35 Burst results for "Hershey"
"hershey" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"So let's talk a little bit about you for a second before you go. where are you from. And and and what are your thoughts on on being the sports editor of the hustler. Absolutely i appreciate that praise. It is a really Remarkable position on really fortunate to be in the physician and people like simon gibbs max schneider who you've had on as well They really pave the way for me to do do that. And really taught me the ropes. So i originally from outside of philadelphia pennsylvania. So i really into getting south and getting sec flavor certainly different football culture than up north. So i've loved nightime as the sports editor. I'm excited about our staff. We have a really young staff this year. who is eager and we have quite a few teams who are looking quite promising Thus far so it's really been a joy it's made so much of my college experience rates And i'm excited to continue doing it for just a couple more months. I've kept up with Simon and max over the years and they both have have really done well. What Ultimately we would you like to do with this prestigious degree and this position that you're currently enjoying. Yeah well. I like to think. I have a lot of time secret out although i am a senior so but I think i'm very interested with the sports industry. In general i think the business side of sports is something that fascinates me as well as the marketing side The team operation side. So can say whether. I'll be on a beat Writing about a team. But i would be interested in opportunities With a team with professional team to kind of explore all the all sports in general has to offer in terms of career opportunities so obviously a difficult market But i'm excited to kind of take this next year in stride and really really game plan. Hopefully a career in sports. We'll just all the very best we will stay in touch. Hope to see you Throughout the season. And we really appreciate you coming on. Actually paul thank you so much. You got such thorough. Have justin hershey on and colleagues of his All over The sec as we continue to work our way through on the back to school special. We will take a break their commissioner of the southeastern conference joining us in a few minutes. And then more of your phone calls listening to paul. Finebaum show podcast. We are back. Glad you're with us here. Let's continue steve's in minnesota and you're on the air host steve. Hey paul how are you doing great. Thank you great. If you recall. I gave you a little history lesson on forest of chefs ski. On the fact that hayden fry's coaching trees the best in the last forty years in college. Football right and the fact their current their current coach beat saving. Spurrier painful zuckerberg with chris leak and of course the mississippi state coach who got canned. That's five sec programs that he's beat for the five jan one bowl. So i think you. I think you know i'm a fairly credible caller that being said. Sec fans and rightly so on the on the front end the georgia's the bama's the nm's the florida's and lsu they're fantastic programs but not every program in the sec. Can be good at the same time. I mean arkansas's been awful. They andy stinks. Tennessee's been big time underachievers and both mississippi school. They've been kind of mediocre. The jury still out so as much as they like to rip this little weird meeting. That happened the other day and say that they have been the best conference in america for at least fifteen years the pete carroll dominated in the mid-2000s trestle won a national title in two thousand. Two year i will went undefeated in the big ten as well but they didn't play each other But the fact is and i know everyone's enthusiastic about their teams but at the low end the sec. Kind of stinks. Just like the big ten kind of stinks now. Surprisingly indiana's up now so teams can jump up jump down but all fourteen or sixteen or whatever ends up being of your teams can't be good at the same time. No conferences ever been like that. Now at some point savin leaves bama's going to take a step down. There's no doubt about it and then the question will be who's gonna take place and will they maintain that or will curb smart. Finally finally you know. Jump the shark and win this thing but and again let me repeat. Sec is as been the best conference for well over a decade but at the low end. They're not great talk. You could say that about any division in any sport But i appreciate your call. Pete is up next in new york. Hello pete there. Pete did not answer the bell just for the record but talk to robert who is in south carolina. Hello robert hey paul robertson charleston south carolina. How are you doing today. we're doing great thank you. I'm doing well So yeah being in south carolina state I was actually graduated from south carolina. A couple of years ago a wanted to get your overall thoughts on shane. Beamer as well what would classify the successful season for the gamecocks. Well i i'm really high on damer. I think he's done exactly what program needed. And that's to give it An infusion of energy and hopefully better recruiting what success. I think. I think i think contending for a bowl game would be successful. I didn't say getting to a bowl game. But i think giving fans something to wrap their arms around and under much champ last year which is such a disaster and quite frankly I always felt much champ under achieved outside of that win against georgia. I don't remember much else city. Did he was not overly competitive with clemson. And i think i think is becoming a competitive legitimate program again important. The commissioner of the sec is next..
"hershey" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Hanes king will be the starter. We heard from brian carson. Who hopefully is close to coming back to work after missing some time due to covet and we are taking your phone calls at eight five five two four two seven two eight five the commissioner of the hour away. we'll get his reaction chewed the alliance. I wonder if he was watching yesterday. We'll get your reaction to all of that right now. Go to mike in tampa who am i. Hi paul how are you. Hey there on this call stems from a call from a university of miami and that Was predicting upset over alabama. And you said it would be a colossal upset and i think that miami's a little better Than you think they are. I grew up in coral gables. And i followed the canes. Even though. I'm a gator. Follow the canes for decades Miami has a significant advantage in experiece into players. Then alabama does alabama's got a wealth of talent. There's no disputing nab. They got practically all stores. But you might wanna take a look at Phil steele's blog where he takes all of the teams in the country in a ranks them by experience on a to deep basis is to how many starters they have what classy starter is in and so on and so forth and right now out of god i don't know how many d one teamster alabama's ranked one hundred nineteenth experience miami's ranked fifty seven. Miami's got eleven at nine out of twenty nine thousand nine out. Twenty two starters. Back alabama's got eleven. I think i think inexperience is gonna come into play somewhere along the line. And i expect alabama lose at least one if the more games i am i agree. I don't think they'll go undefeated. And and i. I know that sounds blasphemous. When you're an alabama fan. But but i do think there are some issues you know whether they lose early whether they lose late. I think they're a couple. Opportunities are many. But there. I can think of one. Two three few include the champion. Sec championship game. I i think there are three or four possibilities But and i i hear you on miami. It's extremely valuable to have a veteran quarterback especially one who has as well traveled as king. Yeah he's excellent and he's got his mobility back. I saw a special on the sec network about the canes and It showed him in Scrimmage work and he was he looked like he was one hundred percent. Now might be ninety five. But i don't know what i will say to the alabama fans. That listen is that this isn't alabama's team of last year with a senior quarterback senior running back I'll wealth of receivers. That were upperclassmen. these guys are going to be green a little bit. Yeah i think this team that has to be developed and if you're going to get them assuming they're as good as predicted Getting them early would be a good idea. Well i think so and I just don't want People the pump the brakes on alabama. I mean i don't want them to not put things into perspective. Here is what may be versus. What was thank you very much mike Tom is in new orleans. You're on the tom. Thank you particular by paul. My call paul. I appreciate it a conspiracy. Theories seemed to be involved here there and everywhere you the paul finebaum show clause in your contract with regard to have big conspiracy college who try to set bogus agenda mrs santee just for a thrill And i keep i. Sometimes i talk to myself during the show. And i say just let the call go but there are other times when you just hear something that is so patently false and the caller that really got me was the one who said that The commissioner should have recused himself after spending two and a half years. I'm one of the most important projects in in recent college. Football history right because he got a call and i. it's a very end of it about texas and oklahoma. Now if you're trying to keep something a secret. I think the smart thing to do is go ahead and announce that you're accusing yourself on the committee That everyone is waiting for the end result. And that's not going to create any speculation as what paul the. Sec is at the top of the world. Thank you mr santini for the job that you've done thank you. I appreciate it and mean i love these And the thing that got me was. I think he's great. I love him but he should have recused himself but from now on. I'm not. I am going to take a pledged. I no longer respond to any any any questions on greg sankey. I'll just i'll just go. I'll go mute every time. His name is brought up on this show including when we talked to him in an hour. I'll i'll say commissioner. I'm i have to recuse myself from this interview. So go ahead and say whatever you want. I'll i'll see ten minutes. Let's talk to jason in arkansas. Hello jason apollo. I wanted to know what you thought about In oklahoma possibly asking for more money out of the disliked they deal with the big well because of how much money they got more than the other teams than the big twelve days or something like that. I do not remember jason with all due respect the texas and oklahoma. I mean they're no they're not in the big twelve whenever they get out of the The big the different You don't have special privileges. Given and and i wanted to know if you thought they would play and tried to date something like that. Well i know what muscle will they have in our league that they just joined. Well that's true. I mean think about this say remember that but say the sixteen athletic directors are meeting. I'm just this is hypothetical. Of course texas says you know we're better than everybody else So we're going to ask for instead of getting sixty seven million dollars a year. Whatever it is we want eighty million. Is that okay with you alabama. I didn't want him to be put into play. That's all the way through the. Sec has the same The sec is not going to deviate. I can assure you But a good thing for them. Because it'll have been blake. Hey thanks appreciate it. let's continue. Bob is in mississippi. Hey bob much bam bam thank you very much for taking my call thank you. I'd like to ask you a couple of questions. Are you going to be young. Sec nation this year. Yes i am. Great is tim. Tebow gonna be on. Sec nation. yes. He is how i really appreciate tampo. Look forward to seeing ya'll luik thank you. Yeah I don't mean to be cryptic with the with the deposition type answers but yes Tim will be back And the first show the first The first saturday show will come a week from saturday. Live from atlanta at the college football hall of fame right before the the miami alabama game. So let's check in with don who's in texas. Hello don go right ahead. Hello paul my question is about this Three team preferred schedule when H team but three teams that they would look like to play How do you see that going..
"hershey" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"My value to the point that i have no voice. It's about having a voice and I mean the. I love those days. I love the end of the days. Even if even if it's just shitty stuff that happened during the day were you just have one or two gifts for you know that the sacred was alive and well and that you were personally alive and well and that you had a connection even with another human being that was beneficial booze. Drop the mic. Yeah and you know you know in in my study of the mystics are all about that they are. They are all about dismissing this great experience and focusing on the ordinary life that that a one relationship with relationship with god is about relationship on earth. I if you don't find it in ordinary everyday life you do not have the kind of relationship with god that gotta seeking with you because you. Yeah well we have more to say on that. And that's that's for another another subject but i'd like i'd like to wrap it up do you have Do you have anything you would like to close with. No just give yourself permission to find the sacred in the ordinary. Be glad i agree. Tertiary it is so good to chat with you on air once again. I miss you you. we're gonna have to. We're going to have to get back to a few more regular times with you because you. You're a special friend. And you bring special wisdom to our show and to me personally and you know and i have to take a little aside. Here i am. I'm meandering but our listeners. Need to know that you were not always in this situation that there was a day a handful of decades ago where you're like the guru in southern california and much of the united states in a certain discipline in the christian world. I mean everybody came to see terry hershey. To hershey's books were popular terrier. She's speaking everybody. Wanted terry hershey. So you experienced thane. You experienced people wanting a piece of you and wanting wanted to be. Your friend wanted to be with you and to listen to you and you know you had so many sycophants that you are now. You know you still have a boatload of people that follow you love you respect you listen to you. But you're you're on a whole different level So i'm i should be shutting up and yet i'm thinking. What was the process for you to make that change. I i close. I close the door. And then i opened it again. I'm sorry listeners. you get You take your press way too seriously and that you then you Extraordinarily depression angry of because you can never live up to your press and Then you read henry now on facebook who wounded healer And you and you find gun believable gladness. Doing what you can do in any ordinary day and you give yourself permission to be to be ordinary normal and those are good days. Yeah let's i wanna pursue that on another podcast. Because i you know. It's it's like. I used to call it from headlines to bread lines. Although you're not going to bread lines you've gone from headlines to real life. And and i it's a it's a it's a fabulous maneuver that very few people i think are able to make that transition and you've done it extraordinarily successfully by by listening to your inner voice and i i so appreciate you and appreciate you doing that. Thanks my friend. Thanks charles okay And i watch it. Hang on i also wanna thank our listeners. Plays really thank you for for putting up with us and listening to this. I think this has been a very important show that there's been good learning for me. I hope for you and I would ask you to check out us. Check out our website. The next chapter dot life. And you know. There are plenty of bob blogs and podcasts on these subjects and that we explore how to be the real you in a world that wants unreal illness so Until next this is charlie hedges signing off.
"hershey" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Next chapter with charlie hedges as he explores turning the page on his life and yours. Hey charlie hey paul you know. After a couple of months of hiatus. I am so pleased to welcome back our good friend and frequent podcast guest terry hershey in today's show teri knight discuss a mostly american need for the over use of superlatives in our daily speech. In this episode. We talk about words like great and best and favourite. Think about it. Why is it when asked how you doing. We commonly fall back on the phrase great. I'm doing great. How can you be doing great. All the time terry suggests that we might be better off if we were to simply give ourselves. Check it out. The permission to be ordinary and with that ordinary terry goes so far as to suggest that the ordinary is the hiding place of the holy. Oh my that is so true. Please enjoy our conversation with my ever. So insightful friend. Terry hershey Hey hirsch awhile. But whatever man has been away well actually. I went back to work for a living traveling. So that was a whole new adventure for me. Do you care to elaborate or do you want to just leave it at that. I made a living going out and giving speeches so yes that man. I went to an airport. I got on a plane. I went someplace. Gave a speech and incapable. Did that for thirty five years or sent made a little money. Sold a few books and gunnery. Yeah yeah we do that now for sixteen months. I haven't had any of those events because colas and so this was my first event in sixteen months. So what was that like. It's like the realization that Getting on a plane is not as fun as i thought it was in past well. You're no longer. You know the the admiral supreme supreme and so you always get clubs and first class. You don't get that anymore. So you like the rest of us travelers now whether that interesting phenomenon would would those about us. Who travel a lot. Because you know you measured your wellbeing based upon the cards you carried which were all status based you know that is trump just was. I was in that you know. I travelled never as much as you did. But i traveled quite frequently. And so i had cards. And i would always be upgraded to first class and i would have nicer places in hotels and that was always a that was always a plus. It was a status game as well. And and you know. That's kind of what i want to chat about today. Terry you i'm gonna talk about the wonders. The necessity of a simplified life I i know lots of people are talking about it. In writing about but i notice very few people if any are truly support or truly endeavouring to to live a simplified life. Do you find that as well. I mean people talk about it but doing it is a different story. We yeah there's no doubt about that Rabbi rabbi hetschel. Said that we we teach our children how to weigh and measure Perhaps we should teach them And wonder i mean that's so appropriate to the culture. We live in because everything about identity in this culture is predicated on the way and it it is it is and boy you know. That was a wonderful segue. Because that's exactly what i want to talk about. I wanna talk about wayne and measuring an an. And and i wanna talk about it if i can use what. Sounds like a like a phd dissertation. I wanna call it sands superlatives and i want to call it right losing superlative. We can't talk. It seems like we can't talk anymore without losing superlatives that everything not not not necessarily everything terry but but so much is based on words or phrases like oh this was great or this was the best or this was my favorite. And it's that is such limiting speech because it limits it to a single event for instance. I was at I was at a What do you call a kind of a vacation. And a number of people there. And i was asked two or three different questions one. What is your favorite movie. What was the best concert you ever attended. And i just finally said. I don't believe in favorites. And best. And i don't believe in the word great because i like so many things. If you want to know about my movies. I can give you my ten or fifteen movies that i think are really worthy movies that that moved me but can i give you one single movie. Could i give you one single concert that i went to that represents that sort of represents me absolutely not i cannot i can. I can perhaps create a list. But that's not even important unit you. Maybe i've quoted this so many times would it is worthy of and bb king is quoted as saying two or is known for saying that. I don't know if it's apocryphal. Or if it's true but are if he really said it but it is true and when he was talking to young guitarist advice to them was. Don't try to be a one. Just try to be a good one and that that just always resonated with me. Terry you know why be great. Just be good. Just you know in good as my goodness good is good. Yeah others that. There's a quote that the great is the enemy. The good oh i. I'm not familiar with them. Of course i'm listening to your about. What's your favorite. i'm whatever was movie etcetera etcetera cause my humor in those kinds of sentences. I'm not sure but as a person who's been married several times you can ask me. Why can we can get started. There ended last when you're screwed the here's my ears. My yeah my best story because This is not my talk about in in lots of my main. My last book was called the gift of enough. I love that title. I actually wrote anyway thing. Yeah here's the here's the story. Tim saw remember tim. But i do that. Back in the day. He was he was at a zoo. Specific southern california. When we you. And i are both down there doing stuff. And he used to do workshops and lectures and stuff and he wrote wrote some books. One book was. He's not with us anymore but one bogus about that. Yeah yeah two boys so in in getting ready right bookie said to his two boys. How do you know dad luxury. And so he this is. The story tells the book he thought they'd say dad Would you know you're nervous when you took us to disneyworld like ten days. And they didn't say that so he said i knew. I wasted all that money.
"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Strong. You know what alvin i decided we should do. Another fund segment right. Now we did ask metaxas okay. We should do a mister postman What's that song mr alleged. Just call it. Let's just call it a listener rights. Okay ladies and gentlemen now a segment of a listener rights. What alvin. I just got a letter from a listener. Give his name no well. Iran's with jack conley. I'm not gonna i'm not gonna say it okay It's i'll just have the initials j. c. kojak. Can we use which is not even true but it says this is incredible. You know get stuff in sometimes. It's very funny. The next letter is very funny. This letter is really serious and it really moved me to tears. It says dear. Eric just completed your biography of bonn. Hoffer thank you for such a provocative inspiring challenging read. I'm a catholic priest and so deeply appreciative of your work. I assure you writing and preaching will be different now. You have opened my eyes. Thanks john. I'm not gonna say the last name but it's a see. I wanna tell you folks when i get something like this. You know you write books. I prayed so hard. When i was writing the bond hoffer book that god would use the book for his purposes but eleven years later to get a letter like this that this is a priest saying that his writing in his preaching will be different as a result of reading this book. Now i know it's not my book is the life of bonn hoffer but the idea that i had the privilege of writing the book so if you're looking for good book let me recommend my bag of baja hoffer. Not because i wrote it but because it's It's kind of the best summation book. If you're gonna read a book you want his whole life and just to be clear you don't have to be a priest or minister to read it. It helps but okay. Here's here's a letter now. This letter is serious. But i found it so funny i said i gotta read this on the air. I'm not gonna mention the guy's name but let's just say it's joe l. This is a real letter. The title in the email was. Your selection of only men is short-sighted. And then it's eric. After enjoying your seven men book graduates edition. I had misgivings about approving recommending or gifting it and wondered why your picks lacked diversity as the number of women is zero. It's unlikely seven men will inspire female graduates. Your selection of only men is short sighted. Man that hurts. yeah so. I had to respond to Joe l. and i wrote this. I'm not joking. That's the letter i got. And this is my response. Dear sir perhaps you will find my seven women book more diverse. Here's a link for you to purchase that book. But i must warn you up front that seven women does not include any men. I'm not sure what can be done at this point. But i thought you should know. Thanks for your email sincerely. Eric metaxas author. That's a real. That's a real letter. Somebody was upset that my book seven men graduates edition didn't include women and i don't really know how to respond to that because it hurts it stings because seven men. It's a fact folks. I'm not going deny you know when you're when you're when you're wrong you're wrong. Seven men has no women in it. I'm guilty. You are and seven women to to double down on my non diversity. Seven women has no men in it. Oh what are you gonna do. Books are their published. How people buying in reading them and being blessed by them. I'm sorry but you know big man to admit all this. I must thank you. You're welcome thank you my next book coming out..
"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Hershey the book. Jerusalem rising tired of gandhi known brands. On and says i guess law must be. We are talking to the author of jerusalem rising. Doug hershey There's a couple of things you were saying to me in the break that There have never been photographs. Recreated after one hundred and seventy five years because photography was essentially invented. One hundred seventy five or so years ago. We have photographs of jerusalem from exactly. Then the right and right now you have recreated these photos. There's there's just nothing to compare to that really. Yeah and. I didn't even realize that when we were doing the photos. Doing the actual photo shoot in the city and like we had mentioned earlier of with with these daguerreotypes the on the actual or reverse image. So it wasn't until we had them digitized by the smithsonian in two thousand fourteen that i then was able to flip them around and go i know exactly where those locations from as far as what to get the exact angle and so as far as i know those photos from eighteen forty four have never been recreated ever before and be from eighteen. Forty four to two thousand nineteen when we reshot those photos. That's a that's a span of one hundred and seventy five years. And as far as i know with any photography anywhere it very well could be the longest period of time from the old photo to the new photo comparison from the exact same spot. So for me it was. I had really sort of special heartwarming moments for me. Because i'm there was a couple of times we found the literal actual rock outcropping where i'm thinking about this guy setting up his trunks and trunks worth of camera gear getting already and you're making everything perfect and we have a hand. Held cameron hit a couple of shots. And we're done thinking that there was a not even a photographer. A french painter documenting the city in eighteen forty four and he set his gear up one hundred seventy five year right here on this rock out look down on the rock and you see a pack of cigarettes that he had left behind one hundred and seventy. He said he said hi. Mommy scribbled into the incredible. Nobody it is it is just. It's like spooky. But the way i see it. This is historic another words. You're doing something to document. As as you and i would see it as what god has done because it is amazing And here it is and the fact that these photographs from eighteen forty weren't really available until seven years ago because right makes it feel like god's hand is in this he's trying to show us you know if we're in the end times what is happening. See i'm fulfilling my word. Yeah unlikely again like we talked earlier. These these daguerreotype photo place were just put in a box for literally like one hundred and fifty years and no one even knew they existed until two thousand and three and so again to to find those were just. It was like just a god's time capsule until this time and season. What what is the population. Roughly of jerusalem today today with all of the extra suburbs. It's it's well over a million so from eighteen forty four again the autumn and salton documents fifteen thousand people and today seven thousand jews. Yeah and seven thousand agents. Why were those jews there in other words did they have stents historically the this is their homeland. Is that why they were there or did they just happen to be actually in in my first photo book Israel rising. I have a quote from the tenth century from a from a muslim writer. By the name of mocha dossier so the arab rule starts around the around the seven hundred and so this is three hundred years into arab rule and mukasey is writing in the tenth century that that there's no worshippers in the mosque and the majority population in jerusalem is jewish and that's in the tenth century. So you can from the tenth century up until eighteen forty four. There's clearly been a jewish majority that has been very quiet of has been. I mean it's still. Mark twain describes it as more of like a popper village that had lost. Its how so. What are the ten th century. Muslims have in common with the author of huckleberry finn. They both don't think of Jerusalem is a great place to live and they're both right but if you have a spiritual connection as the jews did. It's a different story. Yeah and so. There's just been this profound jewish presence that have been there for for years and years and years and of course at the western wall. It's a it's a location that has been prayed at for for centuries and praying that god would not only weeping over the destruction of the temple back in seventy ad but praying for the the arrival of the messiah the rebuilding of the temple and the restoration of jerusalem. I mean that's something that's been prayed about for centuries and here we are in this timeframe. Where really since nineteen sixty seven. There has never been a much more. There's there's never been a more dramatic rise and restoration of the city in jerusalem since nineteen sixty seven until now in the last two thousand years. Now you You're the head of ezra adventures. Which is the the tour company. That's correct and how long have you been doing. What led you to do that. We've just got a couple of minutes. But his that as somebody living in maine you go to israel and and you give tours and you have a company there. When did that begin for you. Are those about five or six years ago and it was just a way to connect people to the land. Much like your work in mind. Like i wanted to be able to draw a connection between the bible that not being bible stories but to connect with very real tangible realities of truth whether it be through a photo documentation or Biblical archaeology which has just simply proven ability narrative in just the most dramatic ways in the last fifty years and so we specialize with as adventures and taking small personalized customized. Tours of you know eight ten people so it's a very personalized experience. And and we rebuild it just to not just do a tour but to take people to places that are really connected to their heart and in the scriptures. Have you ever crawled into his kyw's tunnel. I have no several times really but now you don't go all the way through though. Oh yeah has a kyw's tunnel. Yeah absolutely it's like a like a there's water channel right but it's really far. Yeah how do you light it. Up yet torches what he well. You can probably. I don't know if they'll let you have a torch in there. But they give you a little flashlights. But you you walk through shin deep deep water for about thirty minutes and some places you're like crouching down because it's a low little time not doing so. It's not if you're claustrophobic. it's a little. Yeah it's crazy it. Well i just great fun. I it just an amazing thing that this was carved by henrici. I was just reading the scripture yesterday. there's two places Obviously in the old testament that mentions this and then they discover it in the eighteen eighties and boom. Now we know all of this stuff is coming to light now. That's what's amazing. Two thousand fourteen photographs come out of nowhere. All kinds of things are being discovered. And it's it's just very very exciting. When are you going back to israel next. Hopefully within the next year as as some of the restrictions laying up but You know we're we're ready to get back to work. I have some other projects that i'm working on. But you know it's the whole history of israel and documenting this whole process and and really again talking about biblical archaeology. It's it just speak so clear to the narrative of the bible of it's just not bible stories. It's not abstract theology. these are real people. Real tangible places and things are really being restored as the way the bible said people can find you at doug hershey dot com dot co dot co doug hershey dot co doug. Hershey thank you. This is terrific a.
"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"And we're back folks. I'm talking to the author of jerusalem. Rising doug hershey doug we were just talking about this. The just the sweep of the history. And you've you've documented in these photographs. But where i was going was that jesus prophesized the destruction of jerusalem. And the only way you can really appreciate the lunacy of that took how that would have sounded two ears. You're looking at the most glorious city imaginable. Yeah the temple was just unspeakably beautiful. So when he said not one stone this is all gonna be destroyed all these building straight. Anybody would think that man is insane. That is the craziest thing anybody could ever say. Because look and forty years later. Exactly that happened i mean. That's that's the amazing thing is that again. We keep referencing. Jew josephus first century historian. He's he's jewish but he's writing you'll for for the romans writing the history. He talks about that. That's the very order that the roman generals give after the the destruction of temples go through push every stone off of another make. It look like there wasn't even a city here so you know in terms of prophecy you know. Sometimes we think of prophecy being sort of abstract or pie in the sky. whatever. Jesus wasn't talking about You abstract ideas. He's telling them exactly what's about to come. And that's again pointing back to the ancient prophecy modernland series with the book in in zachariah eight. There are some very specific prophecies. That are very tangible. Very practical and are starting to unfold in our day and that's part of the aspect of that then announced photography's this is what it used to look like. This is what according to eyewitness accounts. This is what the cities look like for. You know fifteen. Sixteen seventeen hundred years desolate empty destroyed. There is a census that was done by the ottoman empire in eighteen. Forty four at the exact same time that this french painter is doing photography. It's like these two men completely worlds apart but the the ottoman empire is in decline. The salton wants to kind of revitalize things and modernize some things and so he orders. A census of the ottoman empire. Which at the time includes jerusalem and so it becomes what's probably the first modern census of the city since really probably biblical times and so in jerusalem rising we we have these photos of the city's from eighteen forty four. And so i we can point to those and say this is the exact year that the ottomans say that there's only fifteen thousand people living in jerusalem with the majority of people seven thousand of them being jewish. So there's a there's a jewish majority injuries some already in eighteen forty four and so it's like god and his world sovereignty using a some french painter in this autumn and salt and who clearly are two different worlds apart focusing on jerusalem to almost give us like a documented baseline of. This is what it looks like right before. I'm you know. God saying right before. I'm going to fulfil the things that i promised mary. Tap right tangible and practical way right and so here we are having you know. Having a chance to document the only city on earth it's had its history foretold from the beginning to the end and so it's it's following a very tangible very practical thing and that's part of what we're documenting in in the book while so. That's the reason i wanted to go through that history because you realize at in seventy ad. The destruction was so utter that it's unimaginable and that essentially essentially lasts until our lifetimes. Almost that's right. That's that's we're talking two thousand now. Obviously the ottomans built the dome of the rock and that you know there was something going on there but basically it was wiped out. Or let's even go further the The the romans and the ottoman turks. The muslims wanted to destroy any trace of jewish israel. Yeah so it was just wiped from the map by two empires over millennia and then suddenly nineteen forty seven forty eight. And bob's your uncle. Bob actually isn't my uncle but but when in one thousand nine hundred close enough maybe could be but in in one thousand nine forty eight when there's the war of independence in the city is divided. The jordanians are in charge of what has been traditionally the jewish quarter endorsed during that time. They are really defacing and destroying lot of the synagogues that were in the area a lot of the actually on the on the western wall. We have some old photos. Prior to nineteen forty eight that showed jewish graffiti on the wall. Like where the jews would prey has been praying for centuries after nineteen sixty seven meaning from nineteen forty eight to nineteen sixty seven those that jewish graffiti on the walls of like names prayer names and different hebrew. Words were all defaced and race and destroyed so the the jordanians even at that time were removing any type of jewish identity from that so by the time then israel is in full control of the old city of jerusalem in the and mount scopus and the mount of olives and everything around that they are basically finding re re digging out the the ancient history as much of like. We've been talking about of a what the true heritage has been for the last three thousand years. It really is just. If anybody's interested in history history alone you would have to marvel as as you were saying and at at what has happened at the history of this place. And it's at least astonishing. Even if you're not convinced that it's god you would have to say well. It certainly is weird. It certainly is strange that this place would be marked in this way. We just got twenty seconds but when we come back i wanna talk about why jews have been returning to the land over the centuries and how it was a special place for them and obviously now My goodness it is just an amazing restoration. We'll be right back talking. Doug.
"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Of this temple. And whatever. And when i was reading about harrods temple The time of jesus. I was really amazed by the idea that Herod who is a bum would be really really nice described as a bum. He was an evil horror monster but in order to curry favor with the people he built jerusalem to a level that is it was really never more glorious than under herod two thousand years ago. Yeah absolutely. I mean you can go to jerusalem now and you can see the the horr- odeon style stone where he would in the building of what's called the temple mount which was really just a a retaining platform to build his massive temple on at the very basis. I'm sure you've seen it or been there that that the very basis there are these huge rocks that have this little inch one inch border around the chisel out perfectly and it's horr- odeon stone. So his thought was even two thousand years ago. Even if some of this stuff crumbles. I want somebody to know that i was the one that put all this together so it was like i mean and that that's stone is found that style of architecture found all over israel so you beaten by worms at a young age and yet look there's the stone with my behold mandy as king of kings. It's kinda sad right. These people think they're gonna have immortality. But i was amazed to think that herod who is a wicked figure. Nonetheless taxes the people heavily to build up jerusalem as a world capital. And he makes it. You know one of the glories of the age. I mean it was undeniable. So that anybody coming from anywhere to jerusalem would be astonished and of course would try to give him the credit theoretically but the idea that all of that was built up just before. Jesus comes on the scene almost as though god had allowed this which it seems clear when you study it in the rising and falling of jerusalem. There was never more amazing time than the very time that jesus was there. Yeah it was most definitely the the the height of its ancient fame and popularity for sure. And and even you know seventy seventy after the romans then destroy the temple. Josephus in the first century writes about that if if if a traveler had come through and it seemed jerusalem beforehand with all the gardens and all the forest and how gordon glorious and how beautiful it was that you know. They wouldn't recognize it because of just what. The devastation happened during the during the siege of jerusalem and those types of things but it spoke a lot about how amazing and how beautiful it was before that time. Well again. That's why this is such a. It's such a sacred place for so many reasons but it's even if you don't think of it as sacred you think of it as there's very few places that could compare the history of it. Yeah and this titus as siege. I mean it's hard for us in the modern era to imagine the the slaughter. The horror of what the romans did. It's so horrible. I mean that a million people were slaughtered and not just slaughtered crucified. Like sometimes we think that jesus is the only one that was crucified but again josephus writes about that siege that the romans for either their siege works or for crucifixion. Cut down trees. it's either eleven or twelve miles in every direction from jerusalem they. They leveled everything and at one point. They had to stop crucifying people because they were running out of wood. I mean it was just a complete desolation of the city people. You know it's hard for us to really really fathom the idea of evil but when you read what the romans did. There's no other description. It is a level of cruelty that seems clearly satanic horrifying and of course the most astounding thing which will get to on the other side of the break. Is the idea that this city which was the most magnificent cities ever created in the history of the world. Jesus prophesized its destruction and forty years later. Exactly what he said happens thinkable. We'll be right back folks. The book is jerusalem rising home. Hey folks are you concerned about memory loss for you or a loved one. Viva lords founder prayed. That god would show her the solution to.
"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"And then you're drawing things from them at an ends up putting these over nine hundred plates of these photography in a box and just basically hide some wage thinking. What good are they. Just use them for for painting. You're kidding and so wait a minute. I didn't get that. So when were they rediscovered. Well that's the treasure. Because the fact that he wasn't a photographer thinking that way is probably the reason that these players have been preserved so long so he literally. I've got photos of an in the book that he literally takes. These plates puts them in a box and then just takes them away somewhere in france like in in his house and so it's it said that he would pull them out occasionally to show for like dinner parties or whatever but they were never as an exhibition or anything like that. They were just teen forty four. I mean come on. And so the they don't resurface again. One of his neighbors like thirty years after his death buys his dilapidated states. Find these boxes. Open them up and go like what are these. and so. that's like the nineteen twenties. Nothing happens again until two thousand and three where they they come up for auction on someplace where a saudi prince buys one for over nine hundred thousand dollars in there like who is this photographer. And where do they come from. So from two thousand and three to two thousand fourteen. I mean this is. It's like it really is like a time capsule you mentioned that earlier. And that's exactly what this is. In two thousand fourteen the smithsonian gets a hold of them and and digitises them and basically publish them for the first time ever but what was amazing about that. Is that with a with a daguerrotype style. Photography it's it's a reverse image so you know when when you put a plate in and you let the light into to burn the burn the little plate and you pull it out and you look at it now. If you're taking a picture of me waving my right hand you're looking at the plate. And it's my left hand so it's a reverse image so the smithsonian printed the actual plates. But it's not the real actual view and so for me as someone who spends a lot of time in israel. I know jerusalem very well. I know the temple. Mount and the the jaffa gate. And i would look at these old photos going like like. I know the jaffa gate. But i have no idea where this angle is that until a friend of mine mentions in israel and we turn those things around. It was like i know exactly where that. Oh yeah you didn't know one hundred seventy years ago. They did it differently. So you you are Or one hundred eighty years ago. This is easy is amazing. This is like you know. Twenty years after jefferson died so basically You can look at this stuff and obviously in the book. I wanna see it myself but so you have what it was like in eighteen forty four and then you have what it's like now. Yeah and your main thesis is that this is a dramatic fulfillment of three thousand year old prophecy. Yeah i mean there's there's no other city on earth it's had its prophecy or had its history foretold from its destruction to its desolation to its restoration as a major player on a world stage and so where in the old testament Maybe it's not quite three thousand years but we're we're in the old testament are some of these more more specific dramatic. Prophecies made well one in particular zachariah eight which is the ancient prophecy in the book. And so it really following the history of jerusalem. You know one can see that. It's been conquered reconquered seventy times. It's been changed hands Times been devastated. A couple of times mean. It's just it's never become a capital city or a significant city for really any other nation or any other than the jewish people. We'll be right back talking. Doug.
"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"The eric metaxas show with your host. Taxes folks israel jerusalem. Have you heard of those places. So have i but The more i look into them the more fascinated i become. I have as my guest today. The author of a new book called jerusalem rising the city of peace reawakens. Doug hershey welcome to the program. Thanks for having me okay. You were here. I don't know a year ago or something to talk about israel rising. What's right you're an author but you work with the photographer to do. How do you call it. It's like time travel. Yeah it's it's then and l. photography but it's it's what it's then now photography and and now photography a little bit more than that just simply because the series is called ancient prophecy modern lens so were documenting a were providing visual documentation of ancient prophecies from the bible as they're coming to pass and getting some photographic evidence of those things unfolding now the i've become really fascinated with israel and jerusalem in the last year because i just finished writing my new book Is atheism dead Which you can preorder right now. Is atheism dead deals with a lot of biblical archaeology. And in the course of doing the research i just had to dig in no pun intended to jerusalem and the history of jerusalem and i was so fascinated. I thought the more people know about this. You know it's the old cliche. The bible comes to life. It really really does. And i feel like i know the city even though i was doing it. Virtually and studying maps and photos and things. So what what. What was it that led you originally into this fascination with israel and jerusalem and where do you live now. Currently i split my time between living in israel about half the year pre cova and And also portland maine and so Between those two A lot of the travel a lot between those two but a lot of the fascination with jerusalem not only with something from a childhood connection with with with the bible in the scriptures but it was really during the photo shoot of the first book israel rising we chartered a helicopter and did some recreations of some aerial shots and just flying over the old city of jerusalem flying over the temple. Mount the mount of olives. The kidron valley everything. You know as you know well packed right in there and just really ignited my heart. So so what is the narrative arc in other words You're talking about like riot. Talk about the the the the ancient prophecies about jerusalem and what led you to this kind of comparative photography nineteenth century photographs of the bleak nothingness. and then today yeah a lot of these old photos that are captured jerusalem. Just show these just as you described desolate landscape. Mark twain comes through in eighteen sixty seven and he says it's it's dreary and desolate and i wouldn't want to live here but yet it's very much vibrant and alive today and in the scriptures in zachariah eight zachariah talks about a time where god says he's going to return to the city which is quite a statement but also that it'll be there'll be a time when oldman old women will dwell safely there that children will be playing in the streets that that the nations will flood to jerusalem like never before and so through the course of history in really the last couple thousand years the window of time since nineteen seven since that since israel a has now reclaim jerusalem for the first time releasing biblical time to have the entire city. It's really been that time where we're old man and old women have been you know it's it's it's in a time of peace and security when i take groups there we point we read zachariah eight and the gates while the kids run by just a really unique time in history and i wanted to be able to blend that to to show the the growth and the restoration of the city. So what you do in the book. And i'm looking at the book here to gorgeous coffee. Table photo book called jerusalem rising ancient prophecy modern lenses the subtitles. So you you what what. I what i love is that you're able to find old photos and then recreate the angle for today. So it's not just like a general photo but but you're you're basically going to exactly where the photo was taken in the eighteen forty s fifty fifty-six whatever And say okay. And what does it look like today. Bang this right and it's almost unbelievable. What has happened in the last. You know whatever seventy or so years. Yeah absolutely and even just with that photography. I thought you know if we're going to do the recreation of jerusalem. I've got to find the oldest photos so we the oldest photos known are from eighteen. Forty four taken by a french painter. He wasn't even a photographer. Who just learned this new style of photography at the time to guar- garrison let's be honest. Photography was basically invented a couple of years before this so probably we even imagine what it would be like suddenly to have the ability to take photographs in eighteen. Twenty five eighteen thirty. They they could do some things that were sort of like photography but after about eighteen forty you can take what we would call photographs well and that was the fascinating thing about this guy. This guy didn't even think of himself as a photographer. He was a painter enjoyed landscape and architecture so he takes this new medium to throughout the middle east and he goes to jerusalem egypt and all through the region comes back a few years later with the intention of taking these photographic plates..
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"hershey" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Data is not relevant so the fact that first of all feedback and isn't that isn't that abry biblical about better. Because this is my other thing that i talk about is the soccer in the present moment is that were all what matters right. Now is in sacramento. President won't talk to me about that. As as a sacrament. The sacrament means that this moment the ordinary is the hiding place of the holy and it's an op opportunity for me to affirm that holiness alive and well and use brilliantly said whatever and whatever gesture i make what you having a new caring kind lose space listening who've been if i don't understand even if i don't agree i make that space. You sound like a favorite author frederick peak ner that's Much of that. He does what he thought. It'd be prime territory to be a big. Yeah yeah but that's much what he writes about so you know. Let's senate together wrap up but we do have sides. And i'm not talking just political side. We do have personal sides. We do have a tendency to support those with information that only engenders greater greater attribution to the side that we take and we are reluctant to look at other positions and evaluate them as perhaps very very meaningful positions and that. Perhaps one remedy is to win. You can personalise a position that position no longer becomes a position. It becomes a sacrament of the present moment. Yeah i'm gonna quite in. Our show is very personal to me. Because i'm i'm i'm about to go to. The upper peninsula michigan to my father died in october. But we couldn't go there because of comas is Permanent so we're going up. In the end of april scattered his ashes in place for it he had requested by side actually won a deer camp as a boy. So we'll be there in april my siblings so I have siblings reu. This is to your point discussion. Who don't believe kobe israel. it doesn't exist. there is no covert they believe. Be wearing masks is a violation of every right to have a human being they believe. See this polish. I'm telling you what they believe. And how they they believe that. Obviously the current president. Let's get the president for so this whole discussion today. Is i'm showing up there and ruts the i what do i do from the answer to. The question is what's for dinner. And what can i cook and in perhaps how can we honor down and tell me what you think about that. Exactly what a troubled world we live in. But i think conversations like this i think open conversations expression of of differences of opinion but at the same time and effort to understand where everyone else were someone else's coming from his co. essential. I hope our listeners can grab some of that. Terry i thank you so much for your willingness to to explore such uncomfortable territories with me that are not easy answers and and yet they're just exploring. It is very kind of you to do to be willing to do that you. It's not uncomfortable from came out. Well it's always. It's so you know what you do by as always dangerous. You know wondering who you're gonna take off but you know we have this. We have to yet. I have to start with to start with whatever i say. Someone will be pissed off. Start with that yet. And if they're not then you haven't said anything worthwhile then i have to go back to. What did i mean to say. Why does it matter to me. And what kind of world do i want to live. Well said thank you brother. It's always always the delight. And i wanna thank all our listeners. Who tune into the next chapter with charlie and really check out our website. You know you can get easy access to podcasts. And blogs and You'll find interesting and until next is always this. Is charlie hedges signing up by.
"hershey" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Turning the page on his life. And your today terry. Hershey and i explore one possible reason that america is so radically divided. Each side is firmly. Convinced that they're right. That's because each side will cite supposedly factual information in support of their beliefs. But you know information is not the problem. It's about the source of our information. One of the big reasons for our strong battle lines just may be that our information is too biased. We tend to rely only on information that supports the stance that we've already agreed upon therefore we simply end up talking to ourselves. Is there a middle. Ground is a middle ground. Even possible in this podcast. Terry hershey and i really wrestle with trying to figure out some way to have somewhat of a bipartisan dialogue. I hope you enjoy guys stumbling around in hope of discovering a common ground. I think we almost get there. But it's in the second half of the episode. See for yourself as we welcome terry hershey You'll hirsch a while you know. Terry it's been awhile since we've been on the last show together. It seems maybe it's not but it feels like it is good to have you back. Thanks it was. I think last time was right before the pandemic. I think we probably i. I think you you kind of you. You kind of put that into your past memory. Now there were moving out of it and in my guests is quite soon to move back into it again. The i mean i've caught. I've call every in canoes in my life now a pandemic that words you know I'm beginning to see terry in the last couple of our podcast. At any time. I have a difficult subject or difficult. Thought for a podcast. I come to you for feedback. So i've thrown all the crap on you and letting you be the the foil for me especially today. Because i think once again you and i may approach today's topic from different points of view which is exactly what i want and what i'd like to do is offer sort of an extended introduction so our listeners can understand the gist of of what i'm getting at. So this is gimme a couple minutes on this I'd like to begin with an old. Neil postman quote from his best selling book amusing ourselves to death and the quote goes something like this. I don't have it exactly. I just remember it while. Americans may be the most entertained people in the world. They are the least informed now. I think that may have been true in nineteen eighty five. But i don't think that's the case today. In fact i think the case today is americans may have become highly informed and well it is true that that informed people make better decisions the critical aspect of that is what is the source of information that becomes the ground upon which we make our stands. And it's personal stands political stands theological stands. What is the information that we use to determine what our positions are and our problem is that i think we suffer from too much prejudice and biased information. I think you call the confirmation bias. Which i'm going to ask you to explain to us. We tend to rely on information sources. That only support what we already believed. You know it's kind of like fox news versus msn news msn nbc or msn. Whatever of those are unfortunately too often. The information received only supports what we already believe and it does not educate as a result. Our personal and political climates have become treacherously separated. And i'll close with this. The result is we end up with people that are talking themselves. They either watched the right wing news of the left wing newspapers or their particular groups news and not another particular grips news groups news and the end up talking themselves while holding the somewhat. Nascent vitriol for anyone that holds a different point of view than them. That's my thesis. What do you think about that if it was intelligible known each other how many years my goodness terry we are. We are thirty or forty plus nineteen forty six and even early on back. In the day. I forget the restaurant where you to meet at launches. No yeah on the lake. Thought we be pulled no punches. No we did not. We did not You know we went after it even that and so forty. Some odd years of did Debates and discussions and debates is a good word debates and discussions. And i'm glad you're having me talk about this subject today because most averse debates with you and me i was right. You know i i will say i don't know that i would say most of them but i would say it. Certain certainly a significant number of them. I will say that goes to my credit and willingness to willing to change you. Give me good day out now. The fact that i started with. I was raised in a religious faith where there was only right and only wrong ever no. There is no middle ground. There is no I don't know there was no. I'm not sure none of that was allow. You weren't free to admit for even say that and if you did believe it in your spirit or heart you didn't fess up to your guests so then you just made shit up and that was that was. Great based on. Assumptions was not based on certain interpretations in assumptions. That we are free presuppositions. Yeah yeah this is true. This is true right. What's interesting is i'm out At that time in my life i was starting to say What is it okay to the wrong about by wrong. I mean what is it okay to to the unwarranted about and i'm gonna does not in a bad right. It means that. I need to know more. What do i need to know more about. That's why the fights were good because But we need to start with this Neither one of us Needed to take the other person down. This is an important thing we start. I didn't need to take you down. Why was sited near what was what was i doing on. I mean we need you know that. That's that's an excellent observation. And i and i see a need for that today because because you did not threaten. You did not tell me that. I was only cherry. If i was this terrier that turn thank goodness. I was that way forty years ago. That's crazy yeah. Well yeah yeah you. The u But you there was a part of the thing with you that you were at a part of the time of your life where you were. The one thing that you have at in your core is Curiosity correct and curiosity is a big thing for you. And so you're always willing to then keep picking that stuff. And that's and i who knows why that that we didn't need to take each other. I mean your intro talking about mostly technical for the costa but it can be religious at the end of.
"hershey" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Page on his life and yours today terry hershey and i explore one possible reason that america is so radically divided. Each side is firmly. Convinced that they're right. That's because each side will cite supposed- factual information in support of their beliefs. But you know information is not the problem. It's about the source of our information. One of the big reasons for our strong battle lines just may be that our information is too biased. We tend to rely only on information that supports the stance that we've already agreed upon therefore we simply end up talking to ourselves. Is there a middle. Ground is a middle ground. Even possible in this podcast. Terry hershey and i really wrestle with trying to figure out some way to have somewhat of a bipartisan dialogue. I hope you enjoy guys stumbling around in hope of discovering a common ground. I think we almost get there. But it's in the second half of the episode. See for yourself as we welcome terry hershey You'll hirsch a while you know. Terry it's been awhile since we've been on the last show together it. It seems maybe it's not but it feels like it is good to have you back. Thanks it was. I think last time with us right before the pandemic i i think we probably i. I think you kind of you. You kind of put that into your past memory. Now there were moving out of it and in my guess is quite soon to move back into it again. Although i call i call every in canoes in my life now a pandemic that words you know I'm beginning to see terry in the last couple of our podcast at any anytime. I have a difficult subject or a difficult. Thought for a podcast. I come to you for feedback. So i've thrown all the crap on you and letting you be the the foil for me especially today. Because i think once again you and i may approach today's topic from different points of view which is exactly what i want and what i'd like to do is offer sort of an extended introduction so our listeners can understand the gist of of what i'm getting at so this is a couple minutes on this I'd like to begin with an old. Neil postman quote from his best selling book amusing ourselves to death and the quote goes something like this. I don't have it exactly. I just remember it while. Americans may be the most entertained people in the world. They are the least informed now. I think that may have been true in nineteen eighty five. But i don't think that's the case today. In fact i think the case today is americans may have become highly informed and well it is true that that informed people make better decisions the critical aspect of that is what is the source of information that becomes the ground upon which we make stands. And it's personal stands political stands theological stands. What is the information that we use to determine what our positions are and our problem is that i think we suffer from too much prejudice and biased information. I think you call the confirmation bias. Which i'm going to ask you to explain to us. We tend to rely on information sources. That only support what we already believed. You know it's kind of like fox news versus msn news msn nbc or msn. Whatever of those are unfortunately too often. The information received only supports what we already believe and it does not educate as a result. Our personal and political climates have become treacherously separated. And i'll close with this. The result is we end up with people that are talking to themselves. They either watched the right wing news of the left wing newspapers or their particular groups news and not another particular grips news groups news and the end up talking themselves while holding the somewhat. Nascent vitriol for anyone that holds a different point of view than them. That's my thesis. What do you think about that if it was intelligible knowing each other how many years my goodness terry we are. We are thirty or forty plus nineteen forty six and even early on back. In the day. I forget the restaurant where used to meet at launches. No on the leg thought we be pulled no punches. No we did not. We did not You know we went after it even that and so forty. Some odd years of did Debates and discussions and debates is a good word debates and discussions. And i'm glad you're having me talk about this subject today because most of those debates with you and me i was right. You know i i will say. I don't know that. I would say most of them but i would say at certain certainly a significant number of them. I will say that goes to my credit and willingness to willing to change you. Give me good day out now. Dementia the fact that i started with i was raised in a religious faith where there was only right and only wrong nor there is no middle ground. There is no I don't know there was no. I'm not sure none of that was allow. You weren't free to admit that for even say that and if you did believe it in your spirit or heart you didn't fess up to your guest so then you just made shut up. And that was that was great based on sumptious was it not based on certain interpretations in assumptions that we are free presuppositions. Yeah yeah this is true. This is true right. What's interesting is i'm out At that time in my life i was starting to say What is it okay to the wrong about by wrong. I mean what is it okay to to the unwarranted about and i'm gonna does not in a bad way. It means that. I need to know more. What do i need to know more about. That's why the fights were good because But we need to start with this Neither one of us Needed to take the other person down. This is an important thing we start. I didn't need to take you down. Why was cited near what was what was going on. I mean we need you know that that's a that's an excellent observation. And i and i see a need for that today because because you did not threaten you did not tell me that. I was only cherry if i was this sir. Thank goodness i was that way forty years ago. That's crazy. yeah well yeah yeah you. The u But you there was a part of the thing with you that you were at a part of the time of your life where you were. The one thing that you have at in your core is Curiosity correct and curiosity is a big thing for you. And so you're always willing to then keep picking that stuff. And that's and i who knows why that that we didn't need to take each other. I mean your intro talking about mostly technical for the costa but it can be religious equality and.
Conversation AI for Businesses with Sat Ramphal of XiByte
"Good afternoon everyone or good evening. My name is around fall. I am a born and raised flirty in here in tampa florida. We also just want won the super bowl yesterday so But not the height of the topic. Here so i come from a background of great entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurial experience I am now in my fourth company. I'm twenty seven years old. And i have a great past life of kind of the whole entrepreneurship through kind of the experiences and components that will lead us to build Currently building and in what we're doing now is something that i think it's truly phenomenal. And it's going to kind of change. The way entrepreneurship is kind of dealt with from. Start so something that really excited about. We have a mission to help reduce entrepreneurship failures right. Three percent in the united states in four years. So we're really on target. How achieve that mission and you know kind of a little bit about what we built. We built this conversational bought. Her is maya at what maya does is. She helps facilitate administrative tasks and navigate company operations using the power of voice mazing. Yeah go ahead you go. I was to say okay so this is great. This is great so you are helping to how we businesses to carry out some of these tasks so go ahead. Yeah explained a little bit more. What does this. What's what's the deal with what you've got here yes so me. Coming from an entrepreneurial background i had one successful company had to failures and i were talking about this failures more than eighteen on the wall. Because it's what's led to current situation current field all of the things that led us to our failed components of that led that failure. We realize it came with where we spent our time and founders and first time entrepreneurs and young startup companies spent over seventy five percent of their time doing administrative tasks that they kind of love innovation behind. They leave growing the company behind. Which is the most important thing when building company the administrative tasks are not and those administrative tasks range from you know like incorporating or business. Bank accounts Web services. You know those are just really basic things for the go to accounting tax and and things like that capital and things like that. So that's stops. That's what we're looking to help. Eradicate and with that first time founders and entrepreneurs they spend a ton of time in rnd trying to figure out who to deploy these tasks to and how to deploy so. That's also something that we're helping to eradicate and how helping radically that is. We have a very large partner network. That helps integrate into our system. So it creates seamless connectivity to these partners tell getting that done and it kind of fill traits each business with the six point algorithm that helps identify them where to go. And why and tastic. So can you get into this sort of six point algorithm and in some of the information about some of the partners that you work with. How does that work. Yes so really. And truly the kind of the basic formats. The algorithm is broken down into six components dot com suggest certain things and that's industry budget size stage location and traits. And that's how we're able to suggest certain partners certain tasks to be done based on the stages that you're inning company industry location size stage by etc etc and these partners that we select select partner. That's integrated our to help accelerate and carry out entrepreneurship business operations efficiently and with the right budget. And we're help tying those partners to the right pretty much business user our platform right on so now. Can you tell us practically what this looks like. Say business as okay. i wanna use. I want to use what you've created. I wanna use maya. What does that look like for them. How is set up in practically. How is that going to help them. Save time and what is it gonna do for them. Yes so you know if if you're kinda starting off for business we'll look kinda. Let me start that. We're a current product is right now. We are still in our startup phases of the organization so our product actually fifteen percent complete and with that being said most of our values provided towards companies aviation and getting into running operations. So that's where we're currently that. So right now with us to come in they would come in kind of at that stage and my would just kind of figure out where they're at in their businesses can of components. They have already have going on with that. Six point algorithm and then. She's gonna suggest certain things that that business should do to carry out to help. Kind of increase the entrepreneurship Accelerate the business growth into a live in vine into a live running environment. So can you give us some some of the some examples on how that would work. Yes so this is a college students in college. I have this great idea to build a fintech app But all i know is how to bill that gap all. I knows how to code and develop. So i've come up and join up maya. She's she's available on the app store so he can download. Hershey developed bill blind desktop version. And you would sock sign up to my mile. And then you know maya would then figure out again where you're at and then just just like that the task for just begin sedan suggest what you need to do. All you got to do is give permission for that task to be done. She will go ahead and run the task with a partner and then bring the completed details back so that you really don't have to be involved so for example i am again at the asian state. Hey maya corporate business might already gonna know what state you're in. She actually pretty much. What kind of status that you want to complete Secret llc f talk to attorney. She'll kind of Link with one of our connected partner attorneys that we have the rock lawyer or in that type of situation there and then she'll go carry out the task again. Bring it back completed and then you pretty much see your articles inc right inside the platform and then you can just carry a while of going on you just carry on and while task is in motion more can can be completed. It's both on demand and suggestive
Southern California Schools Using Vending Machines To Dispense COVID-19 Tests To Students, Employees
"Well california university makes getting your kobe tests as easy as grabbing a candy bar. Vending machines are now grown. Attest as well you can just pay the money and get a coronavirus test. What does it cost me see here. As the university's return to load program free kits were self administration. Cove in nineteen tests are available through vending machines. Eleven occasions machines look like a regular stack machine but contain individually packed nasal tests rather than potato chips or hershey bars. There's a process to using the tests. The tests have barcodes at work with a uc san diego app. The university asked students and employs returned. Test within seventy two hours drop boxes next to the machine and destitute as living on campus are coming to campus required a test. weekly
How Tech Companies Are Changing The Way They Price Things
"Chances are you've changed the way you spend your money. This year from the tech companies have noticed everyone from apple to amazon. Zoom has been experimenting with the way they price their products to try and entice and keep customers joining now to talk about. Some of their strategies is our personal columnists nicola wedding. Hey andy cole. Thanks for being here. We're going to run through the specifics in a minute. But i want to start by asking. Why look at tech. Companies pricing moves this year. What are these decisions. Tell us about the company's cigarette question. I was curious about whether or not the economic downturn prompted by this very unique pandemic would prompt companies to consider new pricing models. Or in what ways would test traditional pricing schemes. And the reason why it's unique is because economic downturns sometimes forces prices down until in this case. No one was flying into some flight. Prices went down some airlines offered. Buy one get two free seats deals. But in other cases prices went up because grocery van was higher because supply chains were in disarray. Because operational costs were higher for places like restaurants so is really interesting. Look at how companies are reacting. To this unique time i think we often think about economics and pricing models as firm that nothing is new and that there are no real experiments and pricing. But the truth is when there is a moment like this one. Nobody really knows how consumers are going to react. And so in a way a lot of these companies conducting experiments and we saw a lot of companies. Take some different approaches to that. So let's run through some of the examples we saw and we'll start with entertainment reminded us how hollywood adjust in the world of closed movie theaters. Obviously it was a huge hit. Two movie theater industry because being locked in a closed room for two hours isn't exactly cove friendly disney to interesting approach. It launched disney plus very recently and that was probably a saving grace for the company because there are lots of areas of the company that were not doing well like parks for example and mulan was. One of its biggest blockbusters this year to two hundred million dollar. Movie is the remake of a classic. A favorite of mine and they decided instead of releasing it exclusively in theaters which is normal to charge thirty dollars for early access to milan with called premier access and it was an interesting move because they were going to charge thirty dollars which is a pretty high price for streaming service as an add on to what you're already paying which is six ninety nine month for disney plus and offer that early access for three months and then make mulan apart of the larger library in december for centrally free included near subscription. So kind of just charging the price that it would cost to go see the movie at the theater but from your couch now. Milan might be a bit of an anomaly. Because of a number of factors including concerns over where the movie was filmed which was in a part of china where the government has been accused of committing some human rights abuses but batted mind. How was milan received the gamble. Pay off it fell flat. Most analysts say because of two reasons one is because there was a lot of controversy around the filming location. The ceo admitted this himself. And the second reason is that the price is really high and instead of framing the premier access price as discount for disney plus subscribers so they could have charged forty dollars for non-subscribers and thirty or twenty five dollars for subscribers to make feel like. You're getting something out of it. You know a deal. The church this premium price too subscribers. So milan didn't quite work out. It sounds like but is this something that streaming services and entertainment more. Broadly make testing. Interestingly disney's biggest rival one of disney's biggest rivals warnermedia decided to release. Its entire twenty. Twenty one slate of films included with hbo. Max not opting for the premiere pricing model and disney's next release which is pixar soul will be included in the disney plus subscription and not as premier. Add on. so you know that sort of indicates that move london. Do super well for disney. But i do suspect that if we are staying away from movie theaters well into twenty one well into twenty twenty two that they will try this again for another blockbuster release maybe with a lower price. Got it okay. So let's move on to apple. They released ton of new products this year and played on what you have dubbed the. Goldilocks effect. Can you tell us what that means. Goldilocks refers to a good better best pricing strategy. So this means you get three options or three buckets of options that represent sort of like the budget the mid tier and then the expensive model for those who have a very high willingness to pave the latest and greatest features apple for a long time has released new models one or two and then discounted previous models older models to sort of represent that good better best strategy so the budget option was always like last year's iphone this year. They released a record number of new iphone models so five in total and actually the budget option is a new phone. That was released this year. So i think what that says about apple said moving forward. They want their entire lineup their new lineup to represent more pricing tiers to appeal to wider swath of people so even those who are willing to spend just a couple hundred bucks at a phone can feel like they're getting a new iphone sort of expanding their addressable market. And as you mentioned. This is a tactic that apple has used since long before the pandemic but is there a reason sort of doubling down on this in a year like this one. Yeah you know. One of the pricing consultants. I talked to says that more pricing tiers kind of a protective measure for some companies apple is a premium brand so they can get away with selling a multi thousand dollar iphone in during an economic downturn but the lower end iphone. se. That's just a couple of hundred bucks you know. Three three between the four hundred bucks allows them to keep the customer that has a tighter budget in their brand. And hopefully that person will upgrade to a more expensive iphone in the future got it and in a similar pricing move. The fitness company peleton introduced another more expensive stationery bike and lowered the price of the existing model by about three hundred fifty dollars. So what fa logic with this move. Eso not exactly good better best because two tiered pricing system. A lot of economists called this committee classic price discrimination where someone who has ohi willingness to pay more features will pay for the very expensive two thousand four hundred ninety five dollar by plus with all the bells and whistles and those are just starting to get into a stationary bike gang but really wanna peleton are willing to pay the eighteen ninety-five price. This one research paper. That i discussed in the peace looked at this williams sonoma case where two hundred seventy five dollar. Red baking appliance wasn't selling at all and then williams sonoma a more expensive model and then the cheaper model. She sales doubled. So you know. Peleton may have been drying from this classic case here we. We don't have exact numbers on its performance but in earnings calls peleton was very bullish on. It's cheaper model and said that it would continue to be its bestselling bike but what happened is during the pandemic people were more willing to pay for premium equipment because it was replacing their gym membership. And so wait times for this. Newer by plus are now up to ten weeks and wait times for the cheaper bike are know almost half that that time so it seems like maybe peleton should have priced. They're more expensive by maybe even higher or maybe they're less expensive lake even more affordable. So i think that brings us to the fourth big pricing strategy. We saw which is this trend of companies dropping walls and generally making more of their product or service accessible for free. You just right into some of what we saw there. Yes so early. On in the pandemic a lot of companies were responding to this very sudden turn towards work from home and being online and not really being able to communicate with with other people in person so zoom for example lifted their forty minute limit for k. Through twelve educators eighteen other service providers lifted data caps. Comcast made its network of xfinity Wifi access points free for everyone. You don't need comcast subscription. The list goes on and on what they're sort of taking advantage of is the fact that free is great advertising and free something really miraculous to our brains. Were very persuaded by zero dollars. There is this very famous study of students who had the choice between a one set. Hershey's kiss or twenty six cents lynch truffle and when given that choice most students picked the lynch truffle but when the researchers lowered the price of the hershey's kiss to free and the lynn truffle to just one cent below. Even at the price difference was the same. Most students opted for the free. Hershey's kiss so free has a very strong pull on our psyche and these companies. Think that in offering free services they spread goodwill but they also increase the amount of people who are using their service and the thinking is that potentially those people will pay for other things in the long term. so nike is a good example of this. They made their are trading club app. Free the premium subscription cost some amount of money to be able to work out with their very chiseled very good-looking trainers and These trainers are wearing like clothing. And there's a short cut in the app to buy nike apparel and so in making the free They're able to sell more naked goods so they're actually making it free permanently. Yes that nike move definitely worked on me but i wonder aside from that. What is the business case for this option. I think i'm still a free user of zoom for instance which is not making them any money. As far as i know we have seen some indications at this early working for some companies zoom was extremely well positioned to do well this year but in making their service free they got more people acquainted with the service and they started rolling out new products like this new pricing page for people like trainers to charge for zoom sessions. And so i think if you're used to using a service you're more willing to hand over your credit card to that service and their revenue shot up. You know something like over three hundred percent this year year over year that may have something to do with the fact that zoom was like the premier video conferencing tool that we all leaned on but also has to do with the fact that they have a really robust free tier that allows most people to use the service without paying for for extra stuff finally we have subscription model and it sounds like the grocery delivery market is a good example of this. Yeah so home. Delivery exploded this year. It allowed people to stay away from grocery stores which all of a sudden became dangerous activity and Walmart really capitalized on this moment by offering a subscription service It's called walmart. Plus and it includes free unlimited delivery from local stores. The thinking is that it pays for itself interest deliveries walmart says. What's interesting about this example. Is that you know. Walmart really rushed this program out and so they had very scant perks and the program cost ten dollars a so that easiest comparison the laziest comparison is is tames on prime which on top of free unlimited delivery offers you know this giant entertainment bundle free photo storage etc etc until i think it was is hard for people to justify the price between walmart plus and amazon amazon prime. But we don't have numbers for walmart plus yet and it may very well have been a success and walmart plus and amazon prime aim to do the same thing which is try to make walmart or amazon the default shopping choice in her mind and i think walmart plus is a good way for walmart to become more salient in people's minds. And let's just break that down a little bit more. How does the subscription model actually work to create sort of a stickier relationship with consumers. Yeah other examples are dash pass. Switches door dashes new membership tier which lowers delivery and service costs for its customers. These companies are trying to keep switching costs high. So you want to feel like the more you use this service. The more you safe if you delivery cost three dollars typically for every order the more orders you deliver the more you squeeze out of that thirteen dollars. A month subscription so they're trying switching costs high and trying to increase the willingness of customers to buy without thinking are those are the five strategies we said at the beginning that this is sort of a big experiment. So what are the takeaways here. Are there certain hypotheses that are clear winners and losers will i. I think one of the the clear winners is definitely more pricing options for customers. That said can self select into whatever tier. they're most comfortable. Paying and that maybe premium pricing wasn't the right move but the truth is this pandemic is to go on for several more months or potentially another year and Pricing changes all the time and in the course of my reporting the story had to change multiple times because the prices kept changing perks. Kept being added onto bundles into it. Seems like companies are still trying to figure this whole thing out as we all are very enough all right. Our personal tech columnist nicole new. Thank you so much for joining me.
'90 Day Fiancé' recap: Brandon, Julia and his parents 4 way kiss at the airport
"Talk about brandon and julia. I don't like him. i don't like him at all. i like her. Oh i don't mind tears. she's not bad. I think she's a nice little lady. That's the thing. I don't think she's like like a user. I don't know she seems nice. She sees delicious. Yeah no i think she's regular so now an episode later they're still driving to dc guys. This is a two hour drive. What are we doing to very long. Drive tracy so now. He's buying her airport flowers. I guess because he saw like cult do it and did not do it and didn't want to get in trouble. Okay so maybe. Bring the flowers to the airport. I can't imagine maybe go to trader joe's before they have an amazing selection. They really do. They're probably so expensive at the airport. That's what i was thinking. And they're like not great. They're like buying like Sometimes in my cbs. I don't know if everyone has this. Just because i live in very fancy area. I here you go to cvs and there's just dead flowers like the flowers that you could buy like. They're they're like on their last leg. Oh yeah. I believe that. I mean we have data flowers over here. They're not bad. No bodega flowers are good the inside. Cvs flowers that probably get delivered once a month and they still sell them after they're dead. It's great. I want you to know that i felt like a little like h on my belly button. Just now yeah and this was stuck in my pants a hershey kiss thing noel. Admitting that you have a problem is the first step. And i'm glad that you're here. I feel like it was just so you know so ironic that it happened with you. Here live on the podcast. No it's not. Ron because you probably pull hershey kisses rappers out of many many different parts of your body honestly i probably aided at my sleep and just stop there. You were like. Oh is this the garbage. No that your belly button and you were like whatever. It's the garbage now. whatever same hall. This isn't wow. His family is so excited. That julia's coming. That it's not a normal amount of excited. No like no mother should be this excited. This is a lot. His mom is screaming Yeah it's weird. They all saw her four months ago. Also i thought you guys didn't like her very much. I mean and then they talked about how much they didn't like her right. His mom is screaming at least screaming. Okay so now. They're doing a full make out. Okay i married. And i would not make out with my husband in front of my in laws. That's gross it's here. It's just weird. He's he's creating dominance over his parents. That's what he's doing. Is that what that is i think. So he's trying to show them. He's a big boy and he could do whatever he wants. He's gross. i like his sweater though Okay so now she says julia says and this is a quote. You ready ready. I like how i always ask. If you're ready for a quote. I know well. Sometimes i'm not so you have to make sure she says i'm from russia. Now i stay here. I mean the girl knows. She's got a life plan more tongue kissing. That's the thing it's just like gross. Like i'm uncomfortable and i'm not related to you. Okay and then something crazy happens. The entire family does a four-way kiss with tongue Yeah does everyone and then just a weird porn just started happening and then she says very excited to be in america. You are there you are. I don't blame her so they check into the hotel room so nice that they are allowed to get their hotel room. Uh-huh yeah that's so crazy and she's like hey. Can i have like five or ten minutes before dinner because airplane wash right. She's like. Oh i don't know i guess you could have five minutes thirty minutes later. Oh my god. Oh wow maybe the girl needed. I dunno brush. Her teeth sees his parents in the hotel lobby waiting for them to go to dinner a weight. That's where they're having dinner right. Okay so that's what. I was thinking when they she they go down there. I'm like this is the restaurant this just looks like. It's just the hotel lobby and they're just giving them food there. I mean i guess that works because they don't want to go anywhere. I guess i don't know. Dc has nice places to eat. Yeah but i'm just saying her. It's nice that she didn't really have to go. And i sure yes
"hershey" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Hershey kisses in a simple commercial whether On the Bells playing You know, it's the longest running her. She's ad for the company. And for 2020. They've changed it. Why? Because I don't know. Uh, Here's what they've done. They've taken taken up toward the kisses, start playing this song and then a little girl's hand comes and reaches and takes one. And then the shot moves to her and her father making Christmas cookies, peanut butter. I believe they're called peanut butter blossoms to be precise. In a course people are just up in arms over the Internet's gone nuts on it well, they've released to say a statement saying, this is the Hershey's company. We made the decision to make a slight update to the original that kept the opening. You have the opening holiday melodies and incorporated another holiday tradition baking melding together these two time honored traditions from playing the bells to baking peanut butter blossoms. It's Hershey's kisses that have stood the test of time. Now. They said that the original commercial was here and ran until November 23rd. And now they're changing it to this new one. I'm thinking here. Just just a Hershey's people change in 2020 not a good idea. Yeah, I like that commercial. Lovely. Eminem's takes note and doesn't mess with that iconic, You know, he's real. Yeah, They're real. All right. I just can't believe it. Why would you do that? I mean, so longest running, and it's so recognizable and is just it's Christmassy. And you blew it. Well least they're getting attention. The brand, you know that kind of attention you want, right? All right..
Washington DC kids make the most of the Halloween season amid pandemic
"Money minute. Like most things in 2020, this Halloween will be different. Any Americans will be on the couch costume look. No parties retreating in Curry liberal reporter Nick Carrillo says costume makers will have a tough time. A lot of costumes. In a normal year are purchased by young adults and people going to Halloween parties, and those are largely off the tape. Sales of kids costumes may hold up better, but there will be candy, Carrillo says. Instead of the kids bring it home grown ups will buy for themselves and candy makers are adjusting whether that's keeping their candy themselves longer. Or maybe moving away from seasonal packaging. There's left discounting candy as we move into November for candy makers. Halloween is a big deal at Hershey. It's 10% Of annual sales, Carrillo says it may open a window into the broader economy is probably a really telling sign as we move into the Christmas and holiday spending season. How much people are willing to spend on skis and decorations and things like that from the Bloomberg News Room. I'm Larry Kowski on w T O
And Now For Dessert: Chocolate Beer!
"The pandemic has done strange things to America's Diet. We started stockpiling Spaghetti. O's frozen waffles became a thing again, and apparently we started drinking beer for dessert craft beer drinkers who want big flavor often choose hoppy IPA's but more recently. So called Pastry stoute's for dessert. Beers have become another. Fizzy favourite, rich, and decadent. They're made with flavors ranging from pumpkin spice to candied apples and Bloomberg reports. Their sales are up eight percent year over year ying-ling. America's oldest brewery is on trend. The beer makers teamed up with another Pennsylvania icon to make gangling Hershey's chocolate porter. The dark beer was such a hit at bars and restaurants last fall that the company is. Rolled it out in bottles this year Yuengling two hundred year old dark brewed porter is infused with Hershey's cocoa chocolate Syrup and chocolate nibs bruise and they're not the only company putting a sweet twist on their bubbly bruce a much newer player on the beer scene is giving trader. Joe's some sweet treats for the Beer Aisle Hollywood park craft brewery has recreated the. Flavors of TJ's popular speculation cookie butter spread in beer form. The grocers cookie butter spread has developed a bit of a cult following people actually buy it at TJ's and resell it online. The beer version is made with Hoven Ella, beans, milk sugar, and toasted coconut in review the website pop sugar declared that speculative cookie butter beer quote tastes like Christmas in a bottle. TJ's has also worked with another brewer to develop a coffee peanut butter cup porter, which is a dark beer brewed with chocolate malt coffee and peanut butter powder. Perfect for those who want to drink their after dinner traits. If you have a sweet tooth, these seasonal libations may be welcome news but pastry stoute's and desert beers differ from more mass market brews in another way crack open corona or Heineken, and the alcohol content is about five percent alcohol by volume or a B.. Desert Beers are upwards of eight percent a b a pint of cookie butter beer has nearly double the alcohol content of your regular glass of Suds. That's because the sweet beers are made with more sugar with. VERTU, to alcohol during the brewing process. So imbibers beware these beers pack a punch and the calorie count isn't going to help your six pack either as we head into fall in the holiday season celebrating with Desert Beers can give you a sweet treat and warm buzz and glass or bottle. The bad news is that they make that fourteen fifteen. Stick around a little longer and.
Wayne Carini from 'Chasing Classic Cars' and F40 Motorsports
"This is Robert Ross with another episode of cars that matter and today my guest is Wayne Carini who everybody knows Wayne Wayne's the host of chasing classic cars and incredibly Popular Program about finding gyms in the rough Wayne's also owner of f Forty Motor Sports Portland Connecticut I'm going to call that as day job and what a job it is Wayne Welcome to the program during us to be with. Obviously we're talking coast to coast I'm here in Los Angeles, and you're on the eastern side of the US and were doing this by way of Zoom. So it's not in the studio, but it allows some long distance conversation really in much the same way that you probably deal with. So many of the collectors nowadays things have certainly changed for all of us in the way that we communicate and weighed. The options are being held virtual car shows everything's changed slightly only. It's just for short periods. We'll talk about some of those things both the short-term effects maybe some of the long term positive benefits that come from this, it's hard to imagine there are any, but they're actually might be but instead of going forward in time, let's go back in time for a second. Let me just ask you the obvious. Question a lifetime love affair with cars, full classics, postwar sports, and racing cars, and probably even some modern collectibles. How did this car fixation begin when I was born into it? My father was founder the model a restorers club America back in nineteen fifty one year I was born cars were basically in our family from the beginning and then my dad restored cars for a living whether it was Duesenberg? Packard? As or buicks whatever they were my cousin built hot rods in a lean to next to my father's shop, and then a mile up the road was candy pools sports car shop where they had about every type sports car in the World Men Candy Pool is very famous race car drivers. So there was race cars, Ferraris Maserati. Oscars every type of car. That was rare stuff back then and I think that's how I got my ashes for everything to do with automobiles was brought up on every type of automobile. That's quite a broad swath. You Talk About Your Dad restoring everything from model as to Duisenburg's there couldn't be a wider gulf between those two and it's interesting. You mentioned that let's drill down into. That for just a second Wayne I often wonder the model a was such a ubiquitous machine, obviously the model t and then the model put Henry Ford on the map with a little company we call the Blue Oval but all the guys that actually treasure those cars and restore them and kept him alive for so many decades when they were well past. Their prime. It's very rare to see those cars any longer they sorta seems almost evaporated off the surface the earth they've become pretty popular again though in that era forcible way to get into the hobby and you could basically model for today from a catalog. So because of the ease of getting a apart the east of the restoration and the fun factor. With the driving aspect of it, I mean, these cars are a Lotta Fun to drive. Easy on reasonably priced. So we see model as actually their value and increasing summer bar. That's a great harbinger of things to come then because they really were sort of the cornerstone of the collector hobby back before guys can afford their full classics and all the fancy stuff from Europe. I starting going to Hershey with my dad and nine hundred, fifty, seven was six years old I think her she started either in fifty five, hundred, fifty, six does either liver fear second year, and then probably the third year I was there it became part. Of Our family, my dad created the model, a restorers club. He just come out of service in flight forty, eight and gentleman brought him a model a Ford to do some paint work on any restored to perfection for the gentleman brought it to local car show nine, hundred fifty and they wouldn't let him show it because they said that's just some old used car as nothing special and he got upset about that and went home and created the model, every stores America which thousands of people all over the world still supporting that club.
Candy Makers Try to Fight Off a Halloween Horror Show
"From wondering I'm David Brown and this is business words daily on this Thursday. July thirtieth. It may be the dog days of summer for most of us, but the folks at Hershey are already up to their necks in Halloween earlier this month Hershey announced it's Candy Lineup for horrors high holiday some of the ghoulish goodies include vampire themed Hershey, kisses stuff with red strawberry cream, and Reece's Franken cups which have a green creme dement flavored bottom. But the candy maker also has a haunting concern if covid nineteen continues to cancel in person celebrations what will Halloween Twenty Twenty look like Dad. Insult to injury the holiday falls on a Saturday this year. So little ferry princesses, pirates and ghouls could've stayed out later collecting more candy for their late night sugar rush without worrying about school the next day. Now it's unclear if people will be comfortable handing out goodies to trick or treaters at all, even with ample squirts of hand sanitizer in between. So Hershey is hedging its bets in an earnings call last week CEO. Michelle said the company is reducing production of Halloween, themed candy to avoid. Leftovers Wall Street Journal reports Hershey's earnings did beat expectations this quarter booze stead by pandemic comfort food buying and buck says that Halloween orders from retailers or strong. So she's optimistic that sales won't be too bad. Still The holiday makes up about ten percent of the company's revenue of that trick or treating generates have of the company's Halloween sales. So even a small disruption could be a real pain in the neck Hershey rival. Mars Wrigley is also thinking about October thirty. First, the company will revive skittles zombies, which were introduced last year longtime favorites like Eminem M.'s will simply get Halloween themed packaging on a recent episode of the marketers brief podcast Mars Wrigley's chief Halloween officer Tem Lebel said Mars Wrigley's planning quote conservatively for the holiday Lebed's primary title is president of sales, but the seasonal shift indicates just how important Halloween is to the company's bottom line. So what does it Candy Company do when faced with a Halloween horror show. Pivot, of course, both companies are studying lessons learned during the Easter Season Easter candy sales fell about four percent because of the pandemic according to the national confectioners association. Abell says Mars Wrigley had too much in store product, but ran out of online stock. Overall online candy sales have been growing especially chocolate
"hershey" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Charlie and with my different Terry Hershey and we are. We're talking about what I thought would be a pretty straightforward topic that's turned out to be much more complicated than than I thought it would be, and we're talking about the content ever character and how? What kind of society do we live been? That character is not. At least it, you know I, think. I think it's kind of secretly admired, but not overtly admired I mean I think people recognize trustworthy and respectful person, and they and they love them and honor them, but they don't. It doesn't get. It doesn't draw lot of press and so terry and I were talking about as we before we went on break is how does one go about? Go about as been. Franklin would have written because he wrote a lot on character about. What is? What are some good attributes of character without making it a simple checklist and You know how well am I doing today at that? What what kinds of? What kinds of prostheses might we use to? Become a person of character, or maybe not for its for us to become a person of character, but also I think I think what it takes Terry because I'm going to answer the question. It becomes admiring a person of character. And finding a role model that I want to be like that person I see someone said I wanna be like that person I'm not after that person's power I'm after that person's heart. Yeah I didn't. That's that's good So because I was thinking about the question you asked before the break, which is What would be the? What would be? The because I'm thinking the questions I would ask people. and. and. Here are the two questions for me. Charlie. Is One is because the people I know of character. mother Theresa. Who wouldn't. Martin Luther King Junior Mr Rogers. My Grandmother. People of character at some point in life. Had to take themselves out of the center of their life, and they had understand the concept of mercy. And the and the concept of mercy, but that also implies. An understanding that you need mercy. In the sense that. Mercy if you if I league mercy than we're going back to the very beginning of your of your comments, which is therefore I am not the center of the world. Therefore I'm not the center of at even this conversation. Therefore I I'm not. I'm not the center another anybody who has to make themselves. The center doesn't has not received mercy. That's a great comment. That's a that's a that's a great could. Could you perhaps? Give an example of that, could you? Could you elaborate on that a bit because I love that concept? Does a company out you? Record giving. Is that At some point I after wrestle with the fact that everything I thought I needed to be. To be quote, somebody. was either a not sufficient. or or or be didn't matter. And cause the second thing I read as of yours. The second thing after mercy is grace which I can talk about. But Bercy is the fact that There is a lifeline to me. That Terry this Terry without that of a stuff is enough. And therefore I don't need to I don't need to be. There's no need for puffery. There's no need for. Participating there! There's no need to be compass. There's no need to have character as an accomplishment acquisition. Or as a consumer. If his matter of fact, it it it. It really goes against the whole purpose of the. Of the exercise. Hundred percent. So so, do you think do Jesus words? Of. Consider the needs of one another as greater than your own is a pathway to character. Yeah I mean. 'cause he turned everything on its head. He turned the Old Testament system which was. You know thank God. At least we have list. We know what the list is. You know and I'm not. I get that, but he said there's something underneath that basically what you're saying. And you know the his a lot of his comments the least in these you know. or or praying for people that are in. All the stuff that we can only do. With I don't need to do it, there'd be impressive. So it, really it really. It seems in our discussion that is coming down to. What is important? Is it. Is it power and stuff. Or is it a genuine? Humility of self and caring for other people. I mean you know that that would be? That would be character right there, humility of south and caring for other people and and and consistency, and then we could just keep going on and on, and you can see I. Mean I mean I take Jesus for example and. Any of this conversations in the New Testament. As soon as someone entered his fear. The the the emphasis of the focus was on them the other person. That was extraordinary. Number words he didn't need to be somebody who do something and that's why I've been pressure this rogers. That's what happens with mistrial years. He didn't need to be important. You need to be the center. You can't do Charlie. You can't do things like love, one another or the least of these pray for enemy. If you have to be the center, you can't. Yeah. That's You know it reminds me of you know my listeners. Fortunately I haven't spoken of for a long time, but you know. In Richard ROHR's first and second half of life, it really talks about second half leading not fulfilling the EGO and not having all these ego demands and. And letting go of the EGO and letting go and then. More. More of a giving an a complementing sort of heart, sort of sort of way of law on the ask you a question because that's..
Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off
"America and multinationals really getting in politically. Starbucks, Coca Cola McDonald's corporate advertisers who are now pressuring Facebook and Twitter. Just censor. Post that Don't tow get Thiss, the Democrat Party line political insider Christmas Gala, says The far left has control of the media. It's a scary time for freedom. And freedom of speech in this country, and this is just yet another alarming example. Mikaela says many corporations hate President Trump and their primary goal is to remove him from office. Hershey's Coca Cola and other brands are putting pressure on Facebook, saying, We will not advertise with you until you start censoring. Just like Twitter. Facebook says it's caving to the pressure and will start labeling political speech that Violates its rules. And those rules, of course, favor Democrat points of view. Scott
Coca Cola gives up on social media advertising entirely
"We've actually got some breaking news here. Coca Cola pausing advertising on all social media, the companies saying there's no place for racism on social media so coca-cola, just the latest company in addition to her. She's in addition to Unilever earlier today, announcing that they are going to halt advertising on social media, and of course, this is a direct team at facebook which has been under pressure because of this flow of advertisers deciding to support this boycott Tim. extraordinary. Wow, the follow through here again. Give credit to the early stage advertisers, but when I hear this. I think I know it's very difficult. TIME FOR AD dollars. Every media company is assessing that and going through potentially painful time, although if you listen to facebook and their numbers. That was the extraordinary thing you really hadn't seen in effect, but there are other options. There are other media companies that are hearing this news. FACEBOOK's loss is their gain and again singling out social media as being a wild maybe. You know untethered environment of uncertainty in terms of the messaging. Advertisers want to control the messaging and the context in which their ads are placed they may be able to do that and other places. I'm not well-versed in the crisis management companies here in the US who knees, but I would suggest that facebook higher one this weekend, and that's not in a vacuum. We talked about this earlier in the week and we said. Those companies on Tuesday with I won't be the last, Coca Cola. That is a huge huge deal. and. The fact that he mentioned proctor and gamble earlier I mean it's no Bueno. Is they say I mean you gotTa? You gotTA. Think that there are a fortune five hundred companies, S. and P., five hundred companies this weekend that are going to be meeting and reevaluating their avs, ben whether or not they're spending on social media, and on Monday. We started the show with when the LEVEE BREAKS PK. I don't know about what Monday brains. All Over the LEVEE. At this point, it's broken. I mean you. You know companies like Coca, Cola and Hershey this. Is it you you as a corporate board member as a CEO cannot? CanNot continue on. You have to go along binds be of what Apple closed their stores for cove. Everybody followed behind I think Monday morning you're going to see a lot more people pull out of this advertising on social media facebook in particular
Suffering Is Part of the Journey
"I want the world to know that when I am in my own personal crisis or when I feel like I am questioning whatever is going on in my life. You are one of the first people I call and particularly now that my is gone. You've been such a solace in bomb for me in in difficult times and I'm wondering pastor Bishop Td. Jakes what's giving you strengthen? This moment you know I have of resilient faith in God and in humanity and that has kind of steered my compass through tough days and tough times and then I realized that everything comes as a schoolmaster teach a lesson and I wanted to believe to. Isn't all life experience here to show us who we are absolutely absolutely enter bring correction correction and redirection and I think this has been a co Viet. It should have been cooked correction team because it's a lot of correction to our values to our sociological understanding of ourselves. Collectively and individually. What do you mean by sociological understanding of ourselves so I think that we have become tribal We head divided into too many segments. Millennials boomers blacks whites Brown's Democrats Republicans us them globally not just nationally but globally. And and I think this Disease that attack without discrimination made us rethink? What is humanity I think that's part of it. I think that America needs to rethink. How much of our resources we have farmed out overseas that we found ourselves needing things that we couldn't manufactured but I've gotten away from manufacturer but I think that we also have to rethink how we value ordinary workers delivery keeper. That's that's by the sociological. Because I think for the first time people who were before invisible they were the invisible men and women to a lot of people in in in our country and other countries have now become have the title of essential this. Yes but here's my concern. I watched after nine eleven. We talked about the police officers and the firemen and they were Iro's erosion. We made a big fuss insane songs and cried and candles and all that but we didn't pay them anymore and they still couldn't afford to live in the cities they protect and so we get through by. I'm wondering what we're GONNA do about minimum wage of what we're GONNA do about their families and making it possible for the people who protect us in these big cities to be able to afford to live in the city they serve in. I mean all the people in conversations. I've had I tell you the one thing that people certainly do understand and have a great respect for teachers and think that they should be paid whatever they want their own kids lives have been permanently altered and that we will take that alteration and be more united as Tim Travers. Trying to do here today Do you think that that has occurred to enough people to have a shift in consciousness for awhile awhile? We get Amnesia quite quickly. And it's amazing when we're frightened how we come down to what matters most but how quickly we deviate from it once. We feel safe and secure geared and I know that sounds negative pessimistic. But but I think for sermons and seen too many funerals to do you much. Yeah I've seen it all before and But every now and then we get a booster shot. That kind of reminds us to humble yourself a little bit and not take so highly of yourself and not to always evaluate your worth by your net worth. There's there's so many lessons to be learned here. I know I mean if you just open our eyes we can see them as we endure this crisis. You wrote this on Instagram. Last week. Be sure to lead by faith and show people that it's possible you said to be joyful no matter the condition. Where are you finding joy right now? You know I have not spent this much time at home it years. Okay with just my wife and I in the house and nobody else and so that has given me an opportunity to appreciate simplicity Sometimes we're so driven by our responsibilities that we get away trump simplicity. That's one of the things I learned from you You know you walk into the Darnall your fruit and spelling your love a blade of grass. Now I can love a blade of grass. Yes Sir you've been so inspirational. You started out talking about me but you. You've also been very inspirational. 'cause I've got to see you behind the scenes at seed. What quality human being you are and I think that this creates an opportunity where we start to appreciate each other and say it to each other. The things that that gave us comfort during this time costs no money at all a kind word a quick. Tech's a you know a a moment. Facetime checking on elderly person left alone. checking on successful people. Because it didn't matter how successful you were. This was still devastating. And you still need a little love a little hershey kisses. You know you know you. Suspended those incredible in-person services at the Potter's House in Dallas. And you say this is a great time for us all to be able to re-instill our core values and for families to reconcile and also reconnect. I mean just like you and the first lady Sereda have been able to spend time together so many families haven't and for a lot of people that that ain't so sweet. Yeah Yeah Yeah. That's true that that is true. It will either work for you or against you one of the things that I thought about the church part of it. Was You know when the teacher talks all through the classes but when the test comes she's always quiet and this was a testing moment and there was a time that we weren't able to draw from our traditional types of worship services because the test was in session? How much have we really learned? How much have we really grown? And even to those families who are lucked alone and they are combative. They will either find a way to work. Their way toward wholeness or toward a decision. That says we're better part than we are together. Not every story has a happy.
Lindsay Gibson- Womens Adventure Club
"Always curious with people that we interviewed for Fit Lab Pittsburgh and I know women's Adventure Club you clearly like to spend time outdoors and you clearly like to move but were you in active kid growing up and if you were an active kid was it. 'cause MOM and dad's get the heck out of the house or was it because you played organized sports or did you find movement and being active outdoors later in life. I always loved playing I was in. I was in a few organized. I never really excelled at any one of them. We played tennis with my dad Soccer I did track in high school. I love to swim. I think for me. It was less about the competition and more about the social part of it. You know who I was with especially things like being with my dad. I mean I didn't care really what I was doing as long as I can be with him and And somehow food was always involves like ride our bike and get ice cream or. Let's go play tennis because hotdogs that they sell at the stand are so sure how healthy that is. That was part of part of my go. I know I was. I was interviewing somebody for moving to live a doctor who's gentleman who is a physician is in Spain right now. He talks about his wife is from. Spain and people always say well. You have ice cream every day for dessert said but what they don't take into a cow is you. Walk Six thousand steps from Your House to the ice cream parlor. You have one small scoop and you walk six thousand steps back so the hot dogs or the ice cream that you got with your dad. It probably wasn't hop in the car. Hop in the mini van. It was more along the lines. We have to walk. We have to ride our bikes. And then you get that as a reward. That's right that's right. I think exercising in nature is something that came later Although looking back you know you you find your passions and adult as in the dull and you look back at your childhood and you can say all they were always there. He's I used to love playing in the woods with my sister. I was little and I. I just Those same feelings are still there when I go out into into the woods now for a long hike or cross country ski or about bike and I know from looking at the Women's Adventure Club web page and facebook page. You lead a variety of outdoor movement activities. How long have you been doing a variety of outdoor movement activities? Was this something that you started when you got to. Alaska you said all the others all these opportunities or was it when you were younger living in different parts of Pennsylvania. Hershey as a working adult. I think you know as As you evolve as I've evolved different activities have come into my life so kind of according to place so when we're in California we where my parents live we serve and we hiked by the ocean And we're in Alaska. The winter was long. We had five to six months of winter and I was not a downhill skier. I never had Nordic skied before moving to Alaska. I never snowshoeing before a though I I better I better learn how to do these things and they ended up being my favorite ways to be outside and most of these things. I learned in my late thirties. Which was a huge important part of learning for me is that you don't be afraid to try something just because you think of yourself as being old you know it's really never too late to go outside your comfort zone and try something new. I think that's well put. I know a good friend of mine. Did his first ironman triathlon when he was forty four forty five and he's sixty six now and he said he can't just imagine a day or a week where he doesn't go for a bike ride or go for a run and I think you hit on it a few minutes ago moving and being outside there's something to it I know there's forest bathing anders nature baths and things like that so. I'm always curious when I talk to people who were movers. Is there a favourite movement activity that you have like if you have a free day or free week and somebody says Lindsay? Hey you can do. Anything you want cost isn't an object. What's the favorite movement activities? That you have architects. I think I think hiking I love Nordic skiing but the you know our winters are not very conducive to that here in Alaska. It was definitely Nordic skiing here. I think it's hiking it's accessible to everybody. There are so many great trails parks around the Pittsburgh area You can get out there regardless of your age and to some extent what kind of physical figure and you know you can do hikes or you can do really long all day. Hikes where there's a lot of elevations gain At your in the trees and I did a hike on Tuesday. Were it was in bear? Run Nature preserve down near Falling Water and at one point I stopped and could not hear one man made sound. It was just complete silence so I think hiking really allows you to get away and kind of get out of your head and take all the joys of Nature. I can understand that we do movement tippin lifestyle hack and fill out Pittsburgh. Were there videos and I know when I go back and I watched the videos very often. I've surprised at all the data. Sounds I missed? So it's really reminds me when you're out there. You know that that babbling brook the The the sounds of the birds that if you don't pay attention you miss that. And that's part of the real thrill and I told the couple people this week. One of the things that if I was an indoor exerciser I never would have been able to see is about a year ago when I was in my local park with dogs. There've been a lot of rain. I got to see three deer. Swim across a stream. One of them being taken out or taken down with the current and Kinda ride the current. Kayaker does do they hit a Eddie and all three hop up in the bank and shake like a dog on what one of the cool things about that as actually had my phone with me so I have a video of it and to me having exercised literally all over the world. That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen which I never would have gotten if I didn't go outside right. Oh that's so cool
No More Hugs for Hersheys
"March eighteenth. It seems so light hearted and innocuous Hershey's heart warming the world ad campaign celebrating human connection full of hugs handshakes until the corona virus. Ten days ago only half a week before the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic the chocolate maker announced it would kill the at least for now one features a man named Iggy Moreland who posts on social media thirty or forty times each day. Because he's such a connector her. She asked him to give away chocolate bars in real flight. Good Morning how You Doing Aka sharing in person you get to build that connection yet that warm feeling it made for a great experience. I loved it twice in that. Fifteen second ad Moreland was rewarded for his generosity with huge enthusiastic bear. Hugs her she was also running a similar ad. Featuring ninety four year. Old Bob Moreland I o resident. Who for years has been giving hershey bars to strangers and receiving a lot of love in return? What a difference a week makes as the corona virus spread aggressively around the world. Public Health experts have been urging people to stay six feet away from well everybody. The social distancing recommendation intended to slow the spread of the virus which means that the physical connections depicted in. The ads are now off the table hugging. No way handshaking. Not even a chocolate bar will fix that. One many alternatives to the traditional greeting have cropped up on Capitol Hill a physician attending a closed-door meeting of Democratic lawmakers urged them to replace handshakes with Star Trek's Vulcan Salute according to CNN then there's bumping elbows bumping feet and even in some circles the bumping booty so with it's heartwarming campaign firmly in sciences crosshairs. Her she cried. Uncle Hershey's chief marketing officer. Jill Baskin told at age sadly we have decided to temporarily replace two of our ads that feature human interaction that include hugging and handshakes due to the current sensitivities surrounding the covert nineteen virus in their place. Her she's running the spot starring. What else the candy bars themselves. Absent any trace of human being. Now it's hard to tell at this particular moment in time. What any company is really worth eight billion dollar her. She's had been having a pretty good year until now like other big consumer packaged goods companies. Her she had cut costs for several years and last year it began ramping up spending on advertising and marketing according to The Wall Street Journal including advertising during the Super Bowl. You know seem to be a great time for more brand building to be chocolate as a whole is having something of a moment or I guess we should say more than a moment as of mid twenty nineteen the US chocolate market was predicted to grow to thirty billion dollars by twenty twenty one up from twenty two billion dollars just a few years back in fact her. She's had been doing better than most large consumer packaged goods companies. According to the Motley fool. That's not just because of treats like reese's peanut butter Cups Hershey's kisses and Kit Kat. The company's been setting itself up for long term growth by diversifying into so called better for you snacks. Two years ago it spent more than a billion dollars to acquire pirate brands which owns the kid favorite snack pirate booty as well as the parent company of Skinny pop popcorn last year. It also bought one brands which makes high protein snack bars. According to the Motley fool anyone who ever Stroz the candy aisles. Oh come on you know you do anyone who does so is well aware at the Venerable Candy Company faces some tough competition. There's Nestle of course and giant Mondelez international best known for Oreo cookies but which also owns rival chocolate maker. Cadbury Mondelez also
Nicole Lapin's Super Woman Approach to Personal Finance
"We have one of my awesome friends in an all around Rockstar. She's the author of a number of bestselling books including Bostitch and rich coal lap. And thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you Brian. I feel like you should do the male versions of these books. What do you think would they be called points bitch which would be great or rich dude rich but I get so much cooler? Like rich bitch is fun but I feel like it would be kind of like people. Look down on me right. Nobody could ever looked out on. You know I think you know you and I don't even other side hustle or another project but if we did. I think you could do that. Let's talk about you. I mean you have been the youngest anchor on CNN and so you went from knowing nothing about finance growing up. You are first generation. American money was not a topic in your household and now look at you with these bestselling books. How did how did you go from zero to one hundred? Oh my gosh I would have said like bonds had to do with bond girl growing up. I knew nothing. I mean. We don't learn in school. It's bananas like if you and I are in charge with world I think we say instead of or in addition to the Thiam Theorem are all this nonsense dissecting a frog you need to learn how to budget how to do taxes how to do a business plan what the heck a credit score is all that stuff and today. I don't have kids but I mean I know my friends. Kids are studying mandarin and traveling. I have to think today in. Today's curriculums are teaching. This are they not. They're not and I think that personal finance. It's such a disservice even like what am I doing? Going to speak at business schools. Even my friends who had gone to business schools. They asked me like the most basic personal finance questions. One of them said I have money because I have checks. I'm like Oh my God. I'm so scared for society right now and I'm the least likely person she knew any of this stuff but I realized that money is just the language like anything else. We just don't have over a stone for that language growing up and I got a job when I was eighteen because I grew up in a super broken home needed to start working really early on my father died of an overdose when I was eleven and I just started in school when I was fifteen on the air at small markets and I needed just a J. O. B. leg. I didn't have the luxury of doing what I love like a lot of entrepreneurial experts like. I just had to figure out how to love what I did because I needed to make money and I was offered a job on the floor of the Chicago Merck. At the time I wanted a job in like big market Milwaukee from the small broadcasting. No I went to northwestern and they asked me if I knew anything about business news and I just said absolutely I love business news and I totally lied and totally faked it till I made it and I knew nothing about it and I was thrown on the floor of the exchanges in Chicago and I just went to the school of hard knocks and just learned it. It sounded like Chinese because it really is a language like once you can the language of money. I actually rewrote financial dictionaries in the back of my books in real English like short not the opposite of tall. It's the opposite of long means. Something's going in the pooper league. It's not serious. Equity is a fancy word for stock like a know. It sounds really right but once you learn it and once you know at this complicated so you're known for your twelve step guides someone listening right now who's their houses and so much in order like bring us through like where do you start? All of my books are twelve. Step plans because the first step is admitting you have a problem and we'll have problems when I started working in business news. I felt like total impostor because I got myself in debt I got myself in five thousand dollars of credit card debt. And as like an immigrant's daughter I was still trying to keep cash under my seeing. Because that's what we did but at the same time. Like I was accumulating interest and he didn't know how compounding interest worked all of that stuff so I just got myself out of it the hard way and I broke it down into steps. And that's what really helped me. So five thousand dollars was twenty five hundred dollars a year and then I wrote it down by the month. A broken down by the day was seven dollars a day and to that felt more manageable than like an overwhelming five thousand dollars and so I think generally when we were talking about finances. When you're talking about business it feels so overwhelming unless you break it down into twelve stabs and within those steps like break it down into actionable steps that you can take so when you say that because in college I got my first credit card was the University of Pittsburgh Elia Card. I think they gave me an umbrella. Or A T. shirt as my sign up bonus time Clean Crowley God book to Spring Break to Ireland. I was making no money so clearly. Like a five hundred dollar balance was all of a sudden a thousand. After after college. When I moved to New York City I like it was quicksand. I couldn't pay rent. I mean then I had a bill from college A rise in bill that was sent to collections and they were going to garnish my wages. Like I was hot mess so it is kind of funny. Now when I'm like you know advising people on credit cards but I do think that actually going through the hell of debt and knowing the negative sides I think makes us better people to say look you have to be a credit card debt and I think that's what I always tried to make clear would like points. Yes credit cards can provide amazing value. But if you're not paying the interest and getting totally underwater with interest I always say that debt is the only four letter word. I don't like I mean bad debt. Right that's right. I know there's like good. Debt and bad debt. Avocados is good fat. So other advice like that you give to people who are just trying to get it together getting that debt monkey off your back is one of the chapters or one of the steps in rich bitch and I talk about how you should also prioritise to pulverize. So I think a lot of folks think that all data is created equal. And so when you see bill and you have one hundred bucks and you got a magical bill for a hundred bucks. You're like alcohol. Just got rid of that because feels really Cathartic. I'm done with this bill. The not the best thing to do. Because you should start with your credit card debt. I than if you have a car. Loan of course tackle that you don't WanNa panted appreciating asset And then if you have a mortgage and then finally our student which is considered good debt. Because they can take away your car they can take away. Your House. They can't take away your brain So I know you just got back from volume of course is the travel podcast. We'RE GONNA start talking travel. But how do you budget for travel like is it a line item is it a non-negotiable especially millennials and Jesse? Everything's about experience like how should be people thinking about budgeting for travel and trips so I think of a budget as a spending plan in the same way as you would think of a sustainable Eating plan as something that you can take two instead of like a crash diet so allowing yourself the equivalent of Hershey's kiss so you don't end up in the middle of the night and all she on a Bagel hunk of chocolate cake because you're so hungry and deprived we've all been there and so when people say cut out your morning law like I just want to Bash my head against the wall because it's such a nice nice bankrupted by their Makotot's like let me liew. I work really hard. I want some avocado toast and a Soy. Latte or whatever milk law but I think if you break it down into I love letter. Ration- The threes so essentials and game an extras Su. Seventy percent of your overall spending plan. Go to the essential so your food or transportation and your housing everything you need to live on every single day then fifteen percent should go to the end game so the future Brian. Your investments retirement all of that and then fifteen percents should go to the extras. Like you have to allow yourself for extras whether it's travel whether it's the law tae whether it's the many petty whether it's like avocado toast for everybody. Whatever does it for you like. Allow yourself fun. Otherwise we're going to bench later on because people will say to me in the beginning the early in the morning doing so great and then four months later about the Gucci Prada by the. Hello captain obvious. Just got a lot every day. You keep yourself motivated. Have that small indulgence. Binge later on. So that's what I do with travel and then I also like name my sub savings
Google Eyes San Jose For a New Campus
"Valley is home to countless companies and their employees but as those companies have grown. They've caused the cost of living in the area to skyrocket and created a housing was in crisis. But it's getting crowded. Another star companies are expanding to other cities cities that are learning to be cautious about the potential harm. That could come with. These is new businesses that brings us to Google. They're looking to build a new campus. In San Jose and Tech reporter Rob Copeland has been checking it out. Rob Thanks for joining joining us. Thank you for having me so tell us about what this New Campus in San. Jose is supposed to look like so to understand Dan. This you have to take a step back and realize that Silicon Valley is sort of a hot word but SAN JOSE is right on the edge of it. It's in the South Bay it's about about depending on the traffic could be two two and a half hours south of San Francisco so this is sort of the hinterlands of Silicon Valley. It's it's barely there and what Google has said is we need a ton of new space for twenty five thousand additional employees so we have to start looking at these places that we weren't willing to go to before four so they're looking to build a giant campus twice as much office space as the Empire State building around what is not a particularly attractive neighborhood in in San Jose. Now you mentioned the Empire State Building that is a very tall building with many many floors as is very typical for New York City. I'm guessing they're not going to take up a very small space and Make a skyscraper in the middle of San Jose Correct San Jose like most of the bay area and in fact like almost everywhere we were in California outside of La in a few blocks in San Francisco is extremely SM- sprawling. It's not a skyscraper place. So here we're talking about about an extended campus along a river. Google hasn't said exactly how tall the buildings will be. But we're looking at ten twenty maybe one building of twenty five stories and it's really going to transform what is a bunch of parking lots Into perhaps a new city so one would assume that a place that just has a bunch of parking lots and is on the very edge of Silicon Valley would be thrilled to have google come in and set up a headquarters there. How is San Jose reacting will well? That's the really interesting thing. The traditional theory here is you know everyone wants to be Rochester with Kodak or they WanNa be Hershey with Hershey. But there's a big difference between between how the San Jose city leadership feels about Google. And how a lot of residents to the city leadership says hey a huge employer our residents need jobs and and frankly they pay taxes that we can fund schools and all sorts of other obviously city services but at public hearings. And when I've spent a lot of time in San Jose as talking to residents they feared the other end of this the gentrification and the getting pushed out of their homes than the feeling frankly that San Dan Jose will change culturally. It will just be another place full of tech frozen Patagonia fleeces and not just a cultural aspect right. I mean there's an affordability ludi questioned. That happens when people with a lot of money come into a town. That isn't used to those kinds of incomes right exactly. This is a problem acute problem in the bay area. And it's a problem in California at large California's incredibly popular place to set up a business particularly in tech or entertainment but local regulations. Make it close to impossible to build new housing. So this isn't exactly rocket science here if you've taken one economics class or if you've wikipedia supply and demand if you've got a whole bunch of new rich employees coming in and you're not building new homes. They'RE GONNA bid up the price of existing homes and that's GonNa make it too expensive for the people who live in those homes now. I'm thinking this reminds me a lot of when Amazon announced plans to build a second heart headquarters One in Virginia and then one here in New New York that didn't go over so well. With residents in New York and in fact those plans were and ended up being Scrapped completely Amazon. Pulled out of New York. How outed Google go about trying to win over San Jose right so there are some important differences but also some similarities? The big differences Amazon ran what was essentially a beauty contest. They went to a bunch of cities including frankly a lot of them they were never going to move to and they said make us. Your best offer gives us tax credits convince us why we should come to you. And at the end of the day that led to the axing of you know H Q two in New York. Google has said few really important things here one no tax credits. They say we're going to actually pay San Jose above and beyond what the law says. We don't want money from them. We're GONNA give that money. They have also said. We're not running a competitive process. You know we're not going to go to the next city over. If this doesn't work for San Jose were just in it for San Jose. We want this to work in San Jose and and the The other bit is that Google is not just talking to the city about housing. You know they're lobbying the state they're making contributions to community groups. You can be cynical or you can not but they do appear to be trying to be a bit more of a corporate citizen here. Why do they want to go to San Jose? What is San Jose have to offer that? They're so excited about so. San Jose is is at the very bottom of Silicon Valley. But it's right around a train station and this isn't that sexy but it's true if you could get workers to take the train from San Francisco South to San Jose you can have a faster way for them to get to work and you could potentially attract better talent and San. Jose is a big city right. You know I was actually surprised when I started this project few months ago. San Jose is the tenth biggest city in the country. This is a huge city on its own right and it already has big problems. You Walk through downtown. There's punishing homelessness and there aren't any easy solutions there. So the idea that you would take all this open space and you build offices for tech workers is. It's a difficult pitch for some people. Is this a tide shift. I mean is it just Google being a corporate citizen or tech companies realizing that not just winning over a local officials is not going to get them the headquarters that they want your exactly right. The problem is these tech giants are sort of the big bad wolf wolf right now. And it's not just in housing and it's not just in San Jose and when you talk to executives out here which is you know we have a whole office of people and that's what we do all day. They're sort of shocked that the our companies are considered. You know the enemy so this is an effort at a very important juncture for Google which is under investigation nation by the government to sort of put. Its most friendly foot forward and to try to make this work. We've also seen tech companies responding to their airport in the housing crisis in California. Just for people who aren't there. Can you just give us some perspective and some scope on how big of an issue the housing crisis is in the the bay area and why people in San Jose could be really concerned. Seen somebody like Google come in a company like go come in. So here's a really telling stat. FACEBOOK FACEBOOK has a program in which they will pay the difference in rent for a handful of teachers in Palo Alto which is very rich town right by facebook headquarters so facebook has said. If you're a teacher and you can't afford to live in Palo Alto. We will pay the difference between your rent and thirty percent of income so a unreasonable rent and facebook is paying more than thirty thousand dollars a year in rent subsidies for these teachers as thirty thousand dollars ahead there. So there's a huge gap between what quote regular people make and how much you'd have to make to just live so this is a crisis. That's getting worse. Frankly not better. And it's something that affects. Frankly everyone in the bay area you know from facebook isn't the only big company that's done stuff like this right. I mean apple has committed. Did two point. Five billion dollars for affordable housing in California. Google has already done and meet some land donations in San Francisco so we are seeing them. Address is this issue but obviously that's just kind of the tip of the iceberg to direct via situation that they were largely part of creating. What's next for Google and San Jose? How close are we to seeing this deal actually announced? This is a very important year for Google and San Jose before the end of the year. We're going to see the San Jose City Council. Vote on this over the next few months. Google is going to come out with its quote community packages basically the money. It's willing to pay a to various groups in San Jose to build affordable housing to build homeless shelters to set aside areas for park land. So this is going to be a big negotiation in a big back and forth. And let's not forget Google search engine. It's a big advertising company and it's a public company at the end of the day if it doesn't make sense for shareholders it's not GonNa do it would rob Copeland reporting from San Francisco. Thanks so much for joining us so much
"hershey" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Today is my new year's resolution episode and has already more than two weeks two weeks late that is. I fear that we may be seen as a projection of how my New Year's intentions are going to come to pass this year. which is late in my Myers Briggs personality style inventory? I fall into the class at defines on time as as always late I thought about it and have determined that the deadlines associated with so many of our new year's goals are really really false goals. Because they're pretty much established rather arbitrarily. The moment we made up these goals our guest today my dear friend Terry Hershey who is endowed with my same personality defects writes for me the word deadline simply simply means. It's time to get started. We both believe in dead that deadlines in truth or really just guidelines signs. I know of no one better to talk to about sending the New Year's resolution Terry Hershey as you know or may not. We did the same kind of show last year and as I recall al-tahri we totally pooh-poohed the notion of New Year's resolutions. Well enter a new year and a new decade and and I feel differently. I believe that New Year that the new year and that the new decade provides a grant opportunity for reflection on the passed and a promising introduction to the future only for me I personally have altered the term goals to intentions. I like the word word intentions because it feels a bit softer. Perhaps for those of us who have the deadline versus guideline malady so to dairy today Terry and I will explore floor. What are in tension lived lives in two thousand twenty? But before I bring Terry on. I want to quote one of my favorites. Seth Seth Godin who recently wrote and I like this for most of us two thousand twenty will be attorney point because it's another chance to live tomorrow over again a chance to reset to decide what's important and what's worth working gene for to me. All of us in America would benefit by taking a moment to reset decide. What's important and what is worth working in for Terry Hirsch? Welcome to the show bud which party I remember last year. I don't remember I. I know that's hard. That's all right. We're GONNA talk about age later telling me Since I'm never on time it's too late to issue a happy new year. I know I know. Because and here's why because I celebrate You know that That song that we don't ever like about Christmas. The twelve days of Christians purses were the days of Christmas ends on January six so I celebrate all twelve days so that I don't New Year doesn't start to meet took January seven. Oh so we're just today late yeah learn. Yeah perfect perfect perfect now. Although you and I share are what I might term a mutual disdain for traditional you new year's resolutions routine it's fascinating that both of it's Separately independently seemed to have succumbed to entering two thousand twenty with a bit of reflection and thoughts about how we might approach the oncoming oncoming year. As well as decade in your most recent entry on Sabbath moment a couple of days ago you reflected a distinct consideration about your interior self. Tell me what is to write that letter. I know that was a difficult letter for you too right..
"hershey" Discussed on KPCC
"We really don't know Hershey's hiding, but I always say, I'm not hiding if anything, you know, more about me than you ever would within my music, you know, not knowing what I look like, it's it's all in the music and having everything I'm having everything revealed in the music that is the most honest version of meat I want to listen to a bit of your song. It's called focus and it's out for the best Rb song. How do you write you picture a lyric? You picture a melody where does it start view? Even if it changes from song to song had it start on this one. Yeah. I really depends. But I mean this song I heard the track DJ Kemper, he's really talented producer. He played the track. And I got really excited. Doggies? It was actually sitting in my phone for really long time at pulls it out randomly and started singing the melodies. I. In the melodies kind of sparked this lewd of being very like vulnerable and needy and emotional case. It's all real life. It's all my life. And it wasn't wasn't really a story until I made all of these songs. It wasn't like I've put thought into story because it was all happening at didn't have to think about it. Because I was just expressing myself. It was like I started to realize of these songs represent this time period of me being that girl, you know, in high school, dealing with these new emotions and heartbreaking all the stuff that comes.