35 Burst results for "J James"
Miami Heat Beat Celtics 125-113 To Advance To NBA Finals
"Adele LeBron James has done many things in his 10 NBA Finals appearances, but he'll officially have a first when his Lakers take the courting Game one Wednesday. He will go up against the team he used to play for the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics won 25 1 13 in Game six of the Eastern Conference finals tonight, so they advance to the championship round for the sixth time in franchise history. And the first time since LeBron led Miami to four straight appearances from 2011 to 2014 Bam at a bio Tonight led the heats with 32 points. And 14 rebounds Now
The controversy behind qualified immunity
"And sometimes infuriating. U C L. A law professor Joanna Schwarz would argue that qualified immunity is also unnecessary. When I looked at almost 1200 cases that were filed around the country, I found that a small proportion of those cases less than 4%. Were actually dismissed because of qualified immunity. Qualified immunity flips the usual way of thinking about things on its head. That's attorney Robert McNamara. He's at the Institute for Justice, a nonprofit law firm that represented and he's Uist and James King. Qualified immunity explains can also apply when there is no previous court ruling on the case, exactly like the one you're arguing What That means is that government officials have free reign to violate your rights as long as they managed to violate your rights in a way that nobody ever thought of before George Floyd's family, for example, if they were to ask for any damages from the city, in theory, a TTE least Qualified immunity could be invoked. That's absolutely right. The question asked in that case will not be whether it was right or wrong for those officers to act as they did. The question, as as odious as it seems, is actually going to be for purposes of qualified immunity. Whether the jurisdiction already has cases about kneeling on someone's neck. And exactly how many seconds did the officer in that earlier case Neil on someone's neck? That's one enormously powerful argument against qualified immunity. Call it the outrage are given. But more to the point. If George Floyd's family gets a large financial settlement, it most likely won't be the individual cops who pay qualified immunity, says Professor Schwartz isn't necessary to protect the police. Union officials and other defenders of qualified immunity used to talking points repeatedly in defending the doctrine that officers will be bankrupted if qualified immunity goes away and that good officers who make reasonable mistakes will be found liable. And neither of those things are true because officers virtually never pay as a consequence of indemnification agreements. Case in point. Earlier this month, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Briana Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in her home. None of that money will be paid by the officers involved.
LeBron, Lakers close out Nuggets in five
"The Lakers move on to the finals with a 10 point win over the Nuggets. LeBron James with 38.16 rebounds, 10 assists Ellie wins the series in
Los Angeles Lakers Head To First NBA Finals Since 2010 With 117-107 Win Over Nuggets
"The Lakers have eliminated Denver from the NBA's West finals, winning four games to one in that Siri's LeBron James dominated, especially in the fourth. And the Lakers beat the Nuggets. 1 17 107 James finished with 38.16 rebounds. 10 assists to
LeBron James ends 10-year Finals drought for Los Angeles Lakers with monster triple-double
"Lakers air headed to their 32nd n B a Finals, which is the most in the history of the N B. A. They beat the Denver Nuggets tonight. 1 17 Toe 107. If the Miami Heat knock off the Boston Celtics tomorrow night in Game six of the Eastern Conference finals, the N B A finals will begin on Wednesday. Boston wins tomorrow night and forces a game seven. Game seven between Boston Miami would be on Wednesday. It would also be on ABC television and then began the game finals would begin on Friday. How about a
NYPD should stop making traffic stops, attorney general says
"Officer stop making traffic stops Well, State Attorney General Leticia James thinks so. Her office is the dramatic change would prevent incidents like a stop in the Bronx that quickly escalated into a deadly police shooting. James, who serves as a special prosecutor in some police killings that stops for minor infractions, often end in violence, pointed give the death of Allan Feliz last October after he was pulled over for a seatbelt violation. James investigation, concluded the NYPD he was justified in using deadly force but also that it would never have happened if officers hadn't stopped them in the first place and trying to arrest him on several outstanding warrants for minor offenses. Attorney general's office is officers who are not in the NYPD traffic unit shouldn't be encouraged to arrest people with open warrants, but only to do so if they're a danger to the community.
NYPD should stop making traffic stops, attorney general says
"Leticia James, today recommended the NYPD stop making routine traffic stops for minor infractions. She says these encounters too often end in violence inside of the death of Allan Feliz. A year ago after he was pulled over in the Bronx for a seatbelt violation. James's office investigate certain police killings and concluded the NYPD his use of deadly force in the police case was justified. But they also determined the sequence of events leading up to his death wouldn't have happened if police hadn't stopped him in the first place and hadn't tried to arrest Feliz on outstanding warrants for low level offenses like spitting. His family is now suing the NYPD, which hasn't commented on the attorney general's recommendation yet
Arizona reports 518 new coronavirus cases
"Than 500 New Cove, it 19 cases reported. Cross the state 518 new Corona virus cases today compared to 566 the day before. 28 new deaths also reported today This comes is just over 7600 new diagnostic tests were processed overnight. Now more than 216,000. Arizonans have contracted the virus since the beginning of the pandemic, and the death toll stands at 5587. Tyler Kepner up Katie Our news, Coconino
Ginsburg makes history at Capitol amid replacement turmoil
"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trail in life and now in death, becoming the first for her gender and religion and culture to receive the honor of lion and state of the U. S. Capitol. ABC is Jordan Phelps is on Capitol Hill. The flag draped casket arrived with ceremony the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now the first woman and the first Jewish American to lie in state at the U. S. Capitol. House speaker Nancy Pelosi. It is with profound sorrow that I have the high honor. You're welcome. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in state. Friday ceremony marks the third and final day of public events Commemorating Ginsberg's remarkable life. Jordan Phelps
Athletes express disappointment over Breonna Taylor decision
"Literally heard a lot of people, especially in the sports world. Men. A lot of responses from a lot of athletes. LeBron James came out and tweeted out. I've been lost for words today. I'm devastated. Hurt sad mad. We want justice for Briana. Yet Justice was meant for her neighbor's apartment walls. Not her beautiful life. Was I surprised at the verdict. Absolutely not. But damn it. I was And still I'm hurt and heavy hearted. I send my love to Briana's mother, family and friends. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, man. Colin Kaepernick also tweeted out the white supremacist institution of policing that still, Briana Taylor's life from us must be abolished for the safety and well being of our people. Say her name. Rianna Taylor, the Hashtags hashtag abolish the police. Dwyane Wade also came out and spoke and said debris on Briana, I'm sorry. The people in power have failed to get this right. You deserve so much more. Your life mattered. You deserve the bright future. That was ahead of you. We will continue to say your name. We will continue the fight in your name Hashtag. Bring on a tailor. Yeah, man, I'm wondering so many athletes came out and
Davis, Los Angeles Lakers beat Denver Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals
"Western Conference finals game. It's Game four. In the MBA slabs of the West. The Lakers lead the Nuggets 1 12. Wanna wait with 23 seconds remaining is looks like a free one. Serious lead. Anthony Davis has 32 points. LeBron James 26 points, nine rebounds, Geeta, says Jamal Mori leading Denver with 32. The
Report: Philadelphia 76ers Open to Trades Depending on Coaching Hire
"Starting to hear a lot of buzz at the seventy sixers leading teams no, they're opened the trade talks if they hired Mike and Tony to be their next head coach and John Clarke NBC Philadelphia I'm hearing one of the reasons six, hundred, a lot of interesting Dantonio Tony this feeling that he could help Lord James Harden to Philly.
Why we must confront hard historical truths
"Not that long ago I received an invitation to spend a few days at the historic. Of James Madison. James Madison of course was the fourth president of the United States, the father of the constitution, the architect of the bill of rights and as a historian I was really excited. To go to this historic site because I understand and appreciate the power of place. Now, Madison called his estate monpellier and mom Pelia is absolutely beautiful is several thousand acres. Rolling Hills farmland forest with absolutely breathtaking views of the blue. Ridge. Mountains but it's a haunting beauty. because. Montpellier was also a slave labor camp. You see James Madison slave more than one hundred people over the course of his lifetime. And he never a single soul, not even upon his death. The centerpiece of Montpellier is Madison's matching. This is where James Madison grew up. This is where he returned to after his presidency. This is where he eventually died and the centerpiece of Madison's mansion is his library this room on the second floor where Madison conceived and conceptualized the bill of rights when I visited for the first time, the director of Education Christian coats. Cool. Why do took me almost immediately to the library. And it was amazing being able to stand in this place where such an important moment in. American history happened. But then after a little while they're Christian actually took me downstairs to the sellers of the. Mansion. Now in the sellers of the mansion, that's where the enslaved African Americans who manage the House spent most of their time. It's also where they were installing a new exhibition on slavery in America. and. While we were there Christian instructed me to do something I thought it was a little bit strange. He told me to take my hand and place it on the brick walls of the seller and slide it along until I felt these impressions or ridges in the face of the brick. Now Look I was going to be staying on site on his former slave plantation for a couple of days. So I wasn't trying to upset any white people. Because when this was over, I want make sure that I could get out. But as I'm actually sliding my hand along the seller war, I couldn't help but think about my daughters and my youngest one in particular who was only about two or three years old at the time because every time she hot out of our car, she would take her hand and slide it along the outside, which is absolutely disgusting and then. And if I couldn't get to her in time, she would take her fingers and pop them in the mouth which drive. Absolutely crazy. So this is what I'm thinking about what I'm supposed to be a historian. But then, but then I actually do feel these impressions in the brick I feel these ridges in the brick and it takes a second to realize what they are, what they are are tiny handprints. Because all the bricks at James Madison's estate were made by the children that he enslaved. And that's when it hit me. That The library in which. James Madison conceived and conceptualizes the bill of rights rests on a foundation of bricks. Made by the children that he enslaved. And? This. Is. Hard. History. It's hard history because it's difficult to imagine the kind of inhumanity. That leads one to enslave children to make bricks. Your comfort and convenience is hard history because it's hard to talk about the violence of slavery. The beatings, the whippings, the kidnappings, the forced family separations is hard history because it's hard to teach white supremacy. Which is the ideology that justified slavery. And so rather than confront hard history. We tend to avoid it. Now sometimes that means just. Stuff up. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say that states rights was the primary cause of the civil war. That would actually come as a surprise. So the people who fought in the civil war. Sometimes. We try to rationalize hard history. When people visit Montpellier and by people in this instance, white people. When they visit mom appeal your and learn about Madison slaving people. They often ask. But wasn't he a good master? A good master. There is no such thing as a good master. There is only worse and worse her. And sometimes. We just pretend the past didn't happen. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say it's hard to imagine slavery existing outside of the plantation south no, it ain't. Slavery existed in every American colony slavery existed in my home state of New York for fifty years after the American revolution. Why do we do this? Why do we avoid confronting hard history? Literary performer and Educator Reggie. Gibson had the truth of it when he said that our problem as Americans. Is We actually hate history. What we love Is No style.
Bren Brown gets two Spotify exclusives
"Time everyone I'm Bernie Brown, and welcome to my new daily podcast on spotify spotify car cost has announced a new partnership with Brennan Brown. Current show unlocking also become a spotify exclusive from January to lead is another exclusive which launches next month. She's also collaborated on a yacht rock playlist. If you like Christopher Cross and Toto Africa that you'll love your brock NPR has released the NPR podcast reports containing data and case studies about the broadcasters PODCASTS podcast uses up twenty percent year on year downloads up twenty six percent can podcast from NPR public radio account for thirty two percent of time spent listening to podcast us. spotify testing listener polls. The features live on spot exclusive shows like the re watchable 's like video and sharing cards. It's another proprietary feature for spotify shows only had him. Curry's no agenda disappeared from spotify earlier this week I never submitted our feet Adam says last I checked it was not associated with my email or my account. After leaving spotify September nineteenth after to our rent on his show earlier, Joe Biden has announced the Joe but a network, the first non button show will be see the thing is hosted by Bridget Kelly. Mandy be Livia dope quote not what they'll say because I'm staying out a women's business lull says button. spotify has also launched your daily in the UK content in there from the time talksport in the evening standard, the BBC global and Bauer taking part later today the rain Digital Canada Twenty twenty summit is taking place. The event is online and free our editor James. Credentials. Moderating the opening session. Hey, that's me. It's at rain digital candidate twenty, twenty dot com if you want to go. The Australian podcast cost awards is giving you extra time to anti. You've now got until midday on. Monday. Blueberry has a fancy new website design, which is nice John. McTaggart's the president's and see of APM, is to step down. The company has been criticised recently for race and gender issues for target claims. His decision to step down is unrelated Pierre Remix of PODCAST radio station in the US is celebrating ten years on Air who knew during that time it said one thousand and eighteen audio creators. The first producer was Roman Mars and podcast movement virtual has announced Mark Cuban as a keynote speaker in conversation with the newsworthy is Erica Mandy. And Infocom News, the former host and producer of the ABC's in this podcast. Australia is now making at home with Brie away for kids across the country to connect. When life gives you. Parkinson's is back for a third season Larry gifts to his diagnosed three years ago hosts the show the season includes the collision of Covid nineteen and Parkinson's disease
The Suicide Squad: Everything we know about James Gunn’s sequel
"Suicide squad movie is still a year away, but it's already getting a spin off peacemaker will star John Cena in the title role and be written and directed by the movie's director James Gunn. It a layer on HBO Max. There's no word yet, though, on when
Arizona governor signs proclamation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day
"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzales Arizona Governor Doug ducey announced Tuesday. He signed a proclamation to recognize October Twelfth Twenty Twenty as indigenous Peoples Day on the Federal Columbus Holiday Emma Gibson. With Arizona public media has more the proclamation came after state Senator James Sita Pash Loci, and a youth led advocacy group Indigenous Peoples Initiative called for the change. Dylan Baca the group's president who is White Mountain Apache and Navajo says indigenous. Peoples Day acknowledges accurate account of Christopher Columbus's violent legacy. This holiday is significant for me because it works to try to eliminate the stereotypes in stigmatisms associated with indigenous peoples and Tribes Paschall K. called on Governor Ducey in. June. During President Donald. Trump's visit to Phoenix to establish the state holiday using his executive powers. She now says she will introduce a bill to permanently changed the holiday in the twenty twenty one legislative session. For National Native News I'm Gibson the Navajo nation is returning to fifty seven weekend lockdowns. Stay at home orders due to a rise in positive covid nineteen cases on and near the reservation. Tuesday's announcement comes a day after top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci praised the tribe for lowering numbers crediting the tribe strict covid nineteen measures which were enforced for. Months some of the orders including the fifty seven hour curfew were eased. But during virtual town Tuesday Navajo nation. President Jonathan Nez had a stern message for residents to stay vigilant Nez, a cluster of forty or more positive cases traced back to travel and spreading the virus during social gatherings which are restricted on Navajo land, and so we're going to have to. Slow everything down we're GONNA have to stay at home orders because we don't know how far. This has gone out in. Contact, with other people, the new cases were reported in Arizona and new. Mexico the tribes also asking residents to avoid areas in Utah, considered hot spots for the virus. NATO advocates encouraged young people to engage in the voting process on national voter registration day. Barb Hartselle works with the LAS, Vegas Indian Center on the native vote she talked about investing in native youth by using traditional teachings and connecting them with issues native youth face today, really taking like arc additional routes in how we carry ourselves in is important to us and being able to invest in our youth in meeting them where they're at and letting really understand though it seems so big and so massive or maybe. It doesn't seem important at all. It really does determine a lot of things like it really determined just how far come from grandmothers and mothers generations to wear. We'll go with their next generation. Hartselle took part in a national congress of American Indians virtual gathering, Tuesday along with tribal leaders and native women in office. The organizations nonpartisan vote campaign focuses on education registration getting out the native vote election protection and data collection according to NCAA I an estimated one point, two, million, American, Indian, and Alaskan native people are unregistered. Five Indian country bills were passed by Congress Tuesday and sent to the president to be signed into law the bill's address missing and murdered indigenous women, self-governance business, and economic development, and legislation to nullify a supplemental treaty for Tribes on the warm springs reservation. There are seven bills currently pending in the house which ranged from education to water rights and veterans. Issues. I'm Antonio
Michele Mouton, Queen B of Group B
"Yeah. So today we're discussing Michelle. mouton. A woman. We've this is this the first time we've discussed a woman on the show. This might be the first episode dedicated to a lady. which is a bit embarrassing. I would say so yeah. But no better woman to start off this trend with and Michelle. She is easily one of the best rally drivers ever. She's a beast. So I'm really stoked that we can tell the story even if it took us a little while to get to it, that's on us but but it's interesting because motorsport is really one of the sports where women and men compete against each other as true like she's not the best. Female driver ever. She's one of the best rally drivers at. Yeah. Regardless of gender she's one of the greatest. and honestly like just watching a video of her rally driving makes me sweat. Over, yeah she's like she's the person who when we talk about. Like rally cars now are all-wheel-drive. Wheel drive. But when Audi showed up with quattro and just started smoking everybody that was Michelle. Meantime that was young Mouton Bay. mouton on the track. Yeah I mean. To your point James like drag racing of course is or was kind of dominated by women at one point all the force sisters were just tearing it up. There's really no reason. For it to be separated by gender in in Motor Sport Really of course right now there's the there's the W. series, which is a like a women's open-wheel series. At I think that's more for them to kind of get exposure and it proved themselves in like a formula car but I'm looking forward to seeing some of those drivers come up in the formula. One. Soon hopefully, it would just make it more interesting for crying out loud if nothing else I agree let's get into it a. all right. Let's fired up. All Right Michelle Mouton entered this world on June twenty third nineteen, fifty one in the French Riviera more specifically the idyllic town of grass cross grass Ross. The Idyllic town of Gross France, the perfume capital of the world grassi surrounded by fields of aromatic flowers and home to Francis. Oldest perfumery GALLIMARD. Look I'm friend by far French is the language that I have the hardest time pronouncing both words and names I apologize profusely to anyone with a modicum of sense of how to pronounce stuff I. Think you're doing great. I think I think here like right there. Thank you, Joe, unlike many drivers whose family have a history in the sport returns family made a living growing roses and jasmine for the perfume industry mouton spent her youth skiing doing ballet and excelling in school. But just beyond the flower fields sat the mountain. Stages used for local rallies and wouldn't be long before the engine notes trickling down into the valley beckoned to Michelle mcgann discovered her love of cars at fourteen years old when she would steal her father. Pierre's Citron to seavy and take it out for joyrides. Quote for me at the time a car always meant freedom and independence she said but driving wasn't something she could possibly see a future in it for anyone to envision that path for mere enjoyment to making something your life's purpose but you could argue this especially from. Models for women on the racing stage were few and far between. So after graduating high school Bhutan took up odd jobs working as a ski instructor, a Care Assistant in a home for the disabled and eventually at her father's insurance company until she began studying to be a lawyer but something unexpected would quickly put an end to that career path her entry into a competitive rock and roll dance contest.
"j james" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"Phones parents are a little bit mysterious as well in terms of the details of their life, his father who is sometimes referred to as Thomas Fortune was according to. James born a Freeman Thomas was educated enough to read and write. He was a sailmaker by trade that will come up again and he worked for a man named Robert Bridges Bridges was born to Irish parents in the colonies and over time he became quite wealthy in. His business, and so he both employed free black craftsmen. At least we know of Thomas and then later on, we'll talk about his relationship with James but he also had enslaved black people working in his sale oft as well. We also don't have a lot of information on James's Mother Margaret. It's believed that she was in her mid forties James was born and we don't know anything else about her. We don't know whether she was ever enslaved. No biography there yet the background is not there. It's interesting because she lived for quite a while and lived with James, but it was all of her story is pretty much focused on on James's story, and so we don't know what her personal life was like before she became a wife and mother. But as a child James Sometimes accompanied his father when he went to bridges shop to work. In the sail loft and James would have been given assorted tasks, they're like sweeping and sometimes sorting scraps for potential recycling to see if they were big enough to use for a patch, he also made prepared beeswax for the sale makers to run their sewing thread through but eventually young James did learn to so sales and the idea in all of this was that James was going to be. Completely prepared to support himself through stable and lucrative trade. This was all very deliberately done by his father Thomas Thinking about his family's financial stability also went way beyond teaching James Trade. Thomas also took small commissions for himself and when we say small human jobs that involved sales literally small enough that he could work on at home without the benefit of a large loft space to lay out all. Of the cuts of canvas he would need, and then Thomas is the money that he earned through his side work to set up a lending business so that he could be paid back with interest when he loaned money to clients and then he could further grow his holdings that way in late seventeen, seventy, three or early seventeen, seventy four when James was still just seven, his father died. The details of the illness that led to this death are unknown but Margaret then left to figure out how to provide for her children, James and his younger sister. Abigail. Reached out to her husband's acquaintances and business associates to try to pull together a plan to get James Educated and to keep food on the table from seventeen seventy, three to seventeen seventy, five james attended a quaker school the friends African.
11 Trivia Questions on Spinach
"Right we are replacing spinach in key words in famous titles of books and movies and things like that phrases. Let's see how you do number one Charlie and the Spinach factory number one charlie and the spinach factory number one. Number two, the spinach of wrath number two, the spinach of Wrath. Number three, James and the giant spinach. Number three James and the giant spinach. Number four, a fish called spinach number four, a fish called spinach. Number five signed sealed spinach number five signed sealed spinach. Number six, the hunt for Red Spinach number six, the hunt for Red Spinach. Number seven goodbye yellow brick spinach number seven, goodbye yellow brick spinach. Number eight spinach on the COB number eight spinach on the COB. Number Nine Little Spinach Arkansas number nine. Little Spinach. Arkansas. And Number Ten Toronto Maple Spinach number. Ten Toronto Maple Spinach. And number eleven is a slogan this spinach for you this spinach for you. Those are all your ridiculous questions where he replaced the word spinach hopefully figure all out and they had some fun playing this with your kids or some elderly folks in your life. We'll be right back in just a second with the replace spinach answers. All, right here we go. Guys number one replacing that word spinach with a keyword or vice versa you know what I meant. Here's number one Charlie and the spinach factory was Charlie and the chocolate factory number one charlie and the chocolate factory number two the spinach of wrath was the famous book. The Grapes of Wrath number two, the Grapes of Wrath. Number three James and the giant spinach we replace spinach with Peach James and the giant peach another row book. Number four, a fish called spinach. Just watch this the other night HBO Max. It's Wanda. Fish called. Wanda. Great movie written by British Comedian and actor John cleese. Number five signed sealed spinach is signed sealed delivered. That is a hit song signed sealed delivered. Number six, the hunt for red. Spinach is the hunt for red. October number six although I guess you could maybe be hunting for red spinach it like whole foods or something number seven, goodbye yellow brick spinach was goodbye yellow brick road by Elton John another hit song. Number eight spinach on the COB is a nice easy one corn on the COB instead of corn on the COB, we had spinach in the COB that would be pretty gross number nine little? Spinach Arkansas is Little Rock Arkansas the capital of Arkansas and number ten Toronto Maple Spinach. The Toronto Maple leafs NHL team. For Two points this spinach for you. That was this Bud's for you a slogan from Budweiser and sort of a play on the name of this show Trivia with buds. That was my first sticker ever as a comedian in two thousand six had my my space address on it and it was me pointing on a beer bottle and it said this Bud's for you but it was spelled. With my last name is cheesy as you can imagine.
"j james" Discussed on How I Built This
"Hello everyone, , and welcome to how I built. This . resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about how they're thinking creatively during such a disruptive time and today we're going to hear from the Co founders of Rinse Ajay precaut-. . James June. . Rinse is a laundry and dry cleaning service that picks up cleans and delivers close right to their customers. . Doorsteps Rinse was founded in twenty thirteen. . When Ajay wanted to start a business. . so He approached his college friend James who'd worked at his parents dry cleaning shop as a kid this year rinse has seen a drop in dry cleaning orders, , but their laundry service has stayed steady and they've been able to avoid layoffs so far I spoke with a j James from their office where they're practicing social distancing in order to keep their essential business running. . Explain what what is what is ranch? ? How does it work? ? Yeah, , I mean Ranson had simplest form is pickup and delivery of dry cleaning and laundry. . We started in two thousand thirteen to give you a little bit of background at the time I was looking to start a company and I was excited about a couple of trends. . One was the idea. . Of bringing technology to Old-school Industries and then. . James Actually. . Came to me with the idea of doing something dry-cleaning. . You guys are college friends, , right? ? Yeah exactly. . I'm not Ajay for twenty years and you know my background was more healthcare but my first job and live album my parents into dry cleaner store. . So they put me to work when I was young. . My uncles and aunts are awesome in the industry and so for as long as I can remember during family gatherings, , we would talk shop we talk dry-cleaning you know all the time more recently the discussion is really Focused on wise business. . So slow why isn't there as much business as there used to be in? ? So in two thousand thirteen, , Noah Janai were <hes> for breakfast to discuss ideas start businesses i. . just come back from my parents store ends wanting to hear that business slow and then to seen in person is just stark. . appeared see customers machines running in silence, , and so that image stuck with me, , and so it was <hes> going to eat breakfast with Ajay Ajay <hes>. . You know, , what can we do to help drivers? ? Yeah, , and and that was a moment for me where the the bells kind of went off and I thought dry-cleaning was perfect for the trends I was looking at I'd always. . Be James as a potential co founder but you know I think it was too good to pass up unique advantage we brought to the table with him understanding <hes> the dry cleaning side of the equation. . So we ran out a week later, , the test with eleven of our friends we picked up their clothes we cleaned them James James's parents shop we delivered them back and from. . All of them. . We got this unanimous responsive. . Hey, this , is awesome. . When you guys coming back well I mean I love that because the business model right for dry cleaning has been more or less the same. It's . been small mom and pop shops like James like your parents or maybe they've got some people have a few dry cleaning shops and there there's like zips and some. . Of these small chains but really, , it was an industry ripe for a completely new approach. . Absolutely I think the biggest thing is that as consumer behavior has shifted, , what's become very clear dry cleaning is that it's just it's full of a ton of friction and it's not one big point of friction. . It's a lot of little points of friction along the way. . So if you think. . About the the dry cleaning experienced historically, , you don't know who's a good dry cleaner. . So you just go to nearest one your held hostage proximity. . You can't assess quality until after the clothes come back. . So it's a bit of a crapshoot for us as customers. . The model is very vendor centric in the sense that they're open nine to five closed on weekends, , which doesn't work if. . You're actually at work during that time and there's limited technology limited customer service, , limited transparency. . We call internally death by a thousand cuts and when we were getting rinse started our idea was, , let's systematically create a seamless experience from start to finish work with the best cleaners out there who are struggling, they , don't know how to get volume. . Let them do what they do best which. . is clean the clothes and then manage everything else and so that's that's that's how started. So . essentially, , I mean, , you get you get an APP and you putting your order and then it <hes> somebody comes picks it up, , and then you partner with different dry cleaners to clean it. . You don't you don't own your own facilities on cleaning facilities. . That's right. Yeah. . . So you schedule A. . Pickup, , we only serve the customer. . We continue to serve the customer between eight PM and ten pm because that's more in line with the customer scheduled more customer centric, , we send our valets to come pick it up. . They're all W. Two employees. . They're the front lines of the customer experience and they'll come get your clothes answering questions similar to counter person might do at a cleaner. . and. . Then we bring it back to to Pacific and our cleaners. . We'll clean it, , and our goal is to work with the best cleaners. . The the reality in the industry is that all cleaners are underutilized olive excess capacity and they don't WanNa know how to get volume and then to because of the vendor centric approach, , their world tends to be very spiky during the week they'll get that Monday morning rush, , and then the rest of the week is Kinda quiet. . What we've done is built a model where we're GONNA send our cleaning partners of predictable steady stream. . Of volume allow them to clean the clothes, , fill their capacity, , but then also allow them to grow and actually be able to plan for growth because we're we're sending volume
"j james" Discussed on How I Built This
"So He approached his college friend James who'd worked at his parents dry cleaning shop as a kid this year rinse has seen a drop in dry cleaning orders, but their laundry service has stayed steady and they've been able to avoid layoffs so far I spoke with a j James from their office where they're practicing social distancing in order to keep their essential business running. Explain what what is what is ranch? How does it work? Yeah, I mean Ranson had simplest form is pickup and delivery of dry cleaning and laundry. We started in two thousand thirteen to give you a little bit of background at the time I was looking to start a company and I was excited about a couple of trends. One was the idea. Of bringing technology to Old-school Industries and then. James Actually. Came to me with the idea of doing something dry-cleaning. You guys are college friends, right? Yeah exactly. I'm not Ajay for twenty years and you know my background was more healthcare but my first job and live album my parents into dry cleaner store. So they put me to work when I was young. My uncles and aunts are awesome in the industry and so for as long as I can remember during family gatherings, we would talk shop we talk dry-cleaning you know all the time more recently the discussion is really Focused on wise business. So slow why isn't there as much business as there used to be in? So in two thousand thirteen, Noah Janai were for breakfast to discuss ideas start businesses i. just come back from my parents store ends wanting to hear.
"j james" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Form Jr Ryan. When you had J. James Ray, associate and associates. Part of it is due to my beliefs of how things work. I want to become international business. So you put that writing. And you believe it, and it happens. Wash your goals when you formed Jr right? To make a positive impact or what? At First, James's main clients were business leaders. He also developed a strong relationship with salespeople who distributed products for the multi level marketing company, Herbal life. Then he moved to Atlanta, or he started training executives in Stephen Covey programs. Covey is the author of the Business Classic, the seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Cuddy had turned his best sellers into a lucrative business program designed for corporate training. Seminars of his work is filled with catchy, intriguing phrases like The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. James was good at training people with Cubbies programs, and he started adapting. Then I began through my own research of my own studies. In my own experience to kind of, um, you know, take some of that information as well as add to it and more food and develop it into some of my own. Matrix. If you will. This was smart branding. And smart business. Every time he taught these programs, James would have to pay a licensing fee. But by developing his own program, he could keep all the proceeds for himself. He had just kind of spice together. Pieces of People ceremonies, whether they were religious, or, you know, business driven self help one and come up with his with the package he was selling. At first, it.
"j james" Discussed on Candid Conversations with James
"It's like I. Don't be afraid to say you're a certain political like what side you're on or what religion you believe in the end let's let's. Talk about and be ourselves identifies wave we want to exactly in in that not be the the whole total encompassing of you as an individual won't be that one fact about you. You know and You know I think if people just started doing that if people start stopped. Stopped stopping at the first question then maybe we'd have yeah, because it is it's like, Oh, ask that question don't ask that question because you know it's just GonNa lead you to do I Do are we the same We'll see that that's where I'm like I love asking those questions because it does. I. Think you have to be yet to be willing to have the hard conversation is so I, it is hard for a lot of people because it becomes comfortable but I loved the question like what what, where do you stand but I don't care I don't want you to tell me you're a Democrat you're Republican. You're this or that. I don't WanNA label. I WanNa know what you think right and I think it's interesting because even in even because if you take a hundred Democrats you take one hundred Republicans and you you ask them like really crazy like like in-depth questions like we'll tell me tell me what you're worried about on a day to day basis. Not I'm not talking about solving the world's problems on on a political spectrum. Wait on a day-to-day basis what he worry about why we're about paying my rent worry about my kids being safe I, worry about having good quality food for the family whatever it is right they worry about my job you know disappearing these are things that on both sides of the aisles people agree on more often than they don't. So. Anyway. I. Think we were supposed to end and then we didn't. So I'm, GonNa. You you good. Okay. Thanks, this is fun. Love it back..
"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
"I'm they probably should. I don't think they do so. You know. There's that I mean the fact is. Don't know people. WHO HAVE! An enormous amount of influence in terms of. Our sway. In the world. Don't really think about how. How far they words are reaching the clever ones that some of the evil ones do. They figured it out, you know. But. Look. The problem is that if you want to change society your words. Your deeds have got to reach deep into the bowels into the guts of whatever organization is involved so that the producer of you know podcast fifty nine and the producer of CNN you know works that might night shifts in the produce of Fox News whoever? Is getting the message, so they don't. Follow the crowd and just do the same story that the other guy did. I mean that's really the problem I mean it's very unusual for me to get ask these kinds of questions that you're asking because a lot of the people who create the news or who follow the news I just don't do their homework. I've done many. Many not does hundreds of interviews oftentimes people just not prepared. Data's don't do the homework you know. When I was at Columbia one of the things that they've really been forced on us was they made us get ready for interviews? If you weren't ready for interviews and you brought your story back and it wasn't good. They descent you out. Made you do it again? Of course she didn't like it, but you did it. You know nowadays I you know I'm interview by doesn't does the journalists who oftentimes it just don't even do the homework I understand you don't have time to read the book Talk Understand, but you can tell a lot of monitoring the homework out in the real world you know in the you know with the with the fifteen minute bit with someone takes a bit a piece of Shit. Excuse my language and just blows it up into nothingness. That's passed around the world. Two hundred million kids in the world go to bed hungry every night. His millions, I go to bed. Hungry. Overnight in this country will argue about some tweet of feet or something. I. Don't WanNa. Hear that. You know look. You're going to be a reporter. Do the job if you're GONNA win with the Mantle of First Amendment. The fourteenth amendment is that so many people died for. When you suit up, you better suit up all the way. Put socks on and push his sword on. Go out there in. Do the job. Don't do a half way job. Doesn't help. That's why Donald. Trump became president because that's one reason. Is Report. Is The you know they weren't enough of a sounded hitting it hard. I'll tell you something else. That was interesting. I was thinking about this yesterday. Since I'm blowing off so much steam, I don't know why. But there was A. Princess Di was killed. And was she died. She died in a car accident. They know and they will pictures of her. You know what really people were yelling and screaming about photographers took our picture and one of the photographer, said something I'll never forget. He said I went angle to take pictures of the civil war there and nobody bought them. He said people buying pictures of the Angolan war. The winning goal I would I would be shooting those pictures. They don't buy those pictures. These are the kinds of pictures they buy. So as much as we want. A Yellen ran screaming about Donald Trump and all that you know. Whatever else did you know we? We have problems with by you. Know the place. Of The militarization of Police Department the answer begins right at home with all of us. In know what do we do who we pay attention to? What do we? What do we support? Have we voted those kinds of questions? A lot of us. You know a moving in that direction break. I'm delighted about that. And, that's really doesn't have anything to. My generation is done. That's really coming from. Young People You know yeah now. I completely agree Adam inspired to see that and also agree that. He kind of comes full circle to. The beginning of conversation where you know so much of the of the answer is a return to understanding you know family. However, you define that in community, however, you define that and the roles that we all have and. You know the freedom that we had and the by actually stepping into a place of share responsibility, whether it's with your biological family or chosen family, your religious family, your local community, whatever it is and I feel like we're. I don't know if you're seeing the same thing, but I feel like we're seeing people start. To, look back at that and say we need to reexamine this and maybe a bit of a reclamation of that as more of like a governing part of life I. Agree I think that that's what we are seeing, and it's I never thought I'd live long enough to see it just like I thought I'd never live long enough to see someone like Donald. Trump became president or Barack Obama for that matter. I mean I'm happy. That this is how yes, this is awfully terrible. It's just very painful. and. What one of the things that that comes from being? You know a so-called Christian and being involved searches that you do understand that there are lots. There's lots that you can't control. But witnessing this makes me happy. Makes me feel like you know. God is still on the throne. because. These kids these young people. They don't have to do this and they're doing it and look. There's a lot of ragging this to it. But. It doesn't matter men the ship the someone has got the wheel. They and they are spinning the wheel and the ship is turning is not. You can't stop this kind of thing. It's kind of like the Vietnam War in the net little tiny island that just you really just couldn't be taken over I mean you can't stop it when people spirit of people is greater than anything. Is Greater Than Evil and it's doesn't need a lot of fuel to run. Evil and hatred is like a diesel engine that just gulps fuel. You have to just constantly poor. You got to keep that fire going, but when something is propelled by love and decency and honor and justice true justice. It, doesn't it? Could the the caucus on popcorn?.
"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
"The link in the show notes. I'm fascinated that You mentioned earlier like big part of the process of writing is observing is learning to see and as. And is capturing. What makes you go back and if and if you have all these and sort of like constantly observing consolation capturing. What makes you know when? Something you've written down some. You've seen something you. You've observed. needs to be expanded on needs to actually turn into something bigger, or is it just a feeling? You just start building around it and it it. It tells you. A good question I'm not really sure usually, if if it moves from if the carrots is can move easily from one room to another. Then you know that you're you're onto. you struck. You, fire has been struck. how big that fire Burns is depends on how big piece of Pie you're gonNA cut. I always find this always better to cut a small a piece of pies possible. Because there are so many ingredients in that one small piece that you. You know you can. You can pretty much. Guarantee that you're going to be. Two, hundred fifty to three hundred pages and before. Before you know. Look I have plenty of books sitting around not planning, but enough story sitting around that have not been finished. And they haven't been finished because they just don't have the power. Of My. My respect and adoration of the characters and love for the story. and. It's not the wall that I'm able to push against in order to make the story happened there. And I guess really to make the story happening. I mean it's interesting. I feel like that wall has to be there. What you have to write, you know you have to have. You have to really want to let people know about. You want to tell him something. You want to share something with people that helps them. In your merchant, you just want to give away the goods. It's nice that people pay for, but you. You give it away if you could. Kind of preacher. You're kind of. Canterbury kind of. Singing Christie adjust trying to. Get people to listen because. The end result is good if they if they do. They look in the right direction. Yeah, it's interesting because you're I, know we re taught for a heartbeat about the fact that you're teaching music to kids now, also Are you still teaching writing Nyu Yeah Yeah because I'm curious because I'm. I'm fascinated by if somebody comes into a room with you what they're looking for what they think they're looking for what they think they need to actually step into this place of being a writer versus what you really feel matters. While the young right is that I need to nyu really wonderful people first of all I don't teach like honors classes. super-duper writers who are trying to be. You know rightfully super-duper publications or magazines I basically whoever signs up the first people sign up with it. Courses limit are the ones in the class, and then I just make them right. Make them write about themselves and I teach I mostly focused on structure. You know I mean because you can't really unless you can get time and place. Said sent it in your story. Nobody you just blogging. You know no matter how good you are as a writer in terms of. Like. How fashion on the Hundred Yard Dash, a book is a marathon. So you can run hundred yards and beat everybody else, but after hundred yards. I'm just GONNA. I'll be running backwards and I'll go leave you behind because you don't know how to do it. Structure so I talk about structure quite a bit and I make them write. A sentimental and make them right I. Don't talk that much. We little NICI. We read a little bit of Gary. Smith WHO'S A. Wonderful right who's worked for sports illustrated, but he didn't really write about. Sports wrote about life. And then we right, that's it you know and I hear their thoughts about things. But then we must be right about what they know. So I sent him everywhere. Send them all over the city. Send him the seven to get ice cream and cake on some of the Bronx sent him to go see with the said. We're Abbas field was go find a joke. Go get a hacker. Tell us what you see in the barber shop I make them do that. When. They're finished writing red ink, all of the pages of bloody, but the game young people you know they really are. I get a lot of inspiration from. My students at Nyu. Must, be interesting well I. Don't know if you're teaching summer classes days, but if when we come back in the fall, you know. Given the moment that this country is in right now when you step into a room of you know like. People from eighteen to twenty one years old, who really to right and and a big part of your? What you're asking them to do is go out into the world and observe and participate and understand how that comes into the classroom, the conversations in the writing with you. I only teach one course I barely have time to do that and I do it mostly because I just love the kids Manhattan. It gives me so much. Give me so much more than I. Could ever give them. When I think of young people in this country, you know when I think of these kids who meet at Nyu I'm encouraged and I'm inspired. All of this stuff that's been happening lately is just encouraging inspiring for me to witness. I'm delighted that so many young people have taken it upon themselves to to speak on behalf of people who cannot speak into try to write things at a time when so many of them are having such personal difficulty in in such deep personal challenges. Yeah, it's it's it is incredibly powerful to see what's going on and to see so many people rise up and step out and actually say things and acknowledged things and the especially when. People who feel drawn to to deeply observe and then turn that into language that somehow like what you said goes out into the world, and in some way effects, other people, the sort of a powerful place to be, but also a place where I I kind of I wonder if what the sense of responsibility that some people would feel in being the people who try and observe, and then turn that into language that goes into the world, and in some way, affects other people i. don't think that people who who do that sort of thing think that deeply.
"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
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"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
"Mean. This takes all the fun out of life. The fact is when you create a novel. You're not creating it. You just following the people you you step into a world that. That's no longer yours and then you get a chance to see these people. Look the hard work is getting the characters to leap out the cup. Draw and start moving around. Once they start moving around. There's no work to be done other than your PGA ability as a craftsman to follow him or her as they go about their lives. True many of the paradigm, the sort of crude outlines of. Characters and plot design in digging King Kong a rooted in my life. Is boy up in a small baptist? Church in New York. But you know. I mean I didn't know these people I. Have you know organised like screw in the deacons. Might says they were proper people with that stuff going on, it's not something that I really was privy to. You know I've heard of it. You know but everybody he is of everything. You don't know what you here's true in a you. Hear rumors about this that and the other. What's important in Deacon King? Kong, and in any good story at least as far as I'm concerned. Is. that. If, the book is really good, you can tell. The writer really loves his or her character's. Rachel Kushner. Loves her characters. You know Lindsey Schreiber, who is probably I mean? I think she's kind of cynical. But she's talented. You know and you know I wish I'd written her books, but she loves her characters I I, don't. I don't agree with a cynicism, but she she understands so yeah, where the book comes from sure rooted in some of that. You know the life that my mother created this that makes sense. Yeah, it's an interesting question. Like why does why would anyone feel? Curious about. What leads somebody like the experience that led some one to create something that deeply moved them i. think my senses edge because we want to know the person better a in my case, you know. The color water was written because I simply didn't know what. But after I wrote it, I had a better idea. Deacon King Kong I really don't know what inspired me to write Honest to Jesus I. Just you know I just was laying in bed in this guy. Popped into my mind. You know, and because people I know. That who are part of the Church especially if you've Mayes, I'm sixty two I, remember back in the day when you know when you went to church. It wasn't like when you went to we went to judge wasn't like a Broadway show. You know like the band played. Now you go to church the big church. The band's playing the drums going. You know and it's all this phone. It's just like solve theater. Is is no real spiritual thing. The whole stereotype of the church. was they going? Jesus. Know people jumping around. That really wasn't how it was. How it was is that it was very quiet. And then some would stand up and they would talk. And then something else is supposed to happen, but someone else got up into his head, a word about something enduring the sick and shut in prayer lissome would stand ABS and don't forget to pray for him, and then he she would talk, and then they they might feel a song. They might start singing and everyone. Just it would strike your heart to and you would sing. And that was the most beautiful thing I used to see that when I was a boy at my mother, and when I saw that with her later on when she described going to churches, a young woman brokenhearted in May complete perfect sense. But you know you never knew where the spirit was coming from, and so the spirit of. The. You can analyze it, but it's like trying to analyze love. You love someone inexplicably great. It's like China described why Frank Sinatra was a great single. White Count Basie. Was One of the greatest bally's the world. He's just hear the music I get it. Yeah, it's so chain. They say that what the one word that I wrote down to myself after reading, it was just one word it was love, and that was the overwhelming feeling I got from it. You sure it was fun. It was like amazing characters like it felt like you were having a blast creating this like there was there was a spirit of joy that was finally three, but at the end of it like the overwhelming experience that I had was one of acceptance and love. Absolutely I mean I feel like Gabriel Garcia Marquez would use the solitude. He had a lot of fun. Until the end I don't know if he had funded. But I had a lot of fun writing this book and and the Good Labor. The GALORE was an escape for me because you know came when I was in the middle of a bribery. Very difficult divorce. My mother died and you know it was an escape for me to get away from you know. The difficulties of my life. King Kong was just. It was just the world I was so happy to be. Part of you know just it's a story that made me happy you know. And That's really kind of what it was. You have a friend of mine who writes who? Basically says he writes because there's something that needs to get out, but also because. Of the way something makes him feel while he's in the process of creation I'm curious whether you feel is at all. When you right whether something that's that's meaningful to you in like it while it's hard work, and and not all it is fun that there's a feeling of being alive when he's actually writing. That he feels, flows into an his palpable eventually, when somebody picks it up, reads or to it, I never thought of it that way as an artist. I, simply do what I can do best in. I can't imagine not writing when a living without words and without music, it would be very difficult for me. And I've been doing it so long now that I don't know how to live. I mean I walk around with the PAD in my pocket. Everywhere. And a pencil everywhere everywhere I go. And No matter what I'm even if I'm cutting the grass. Working with plant, so it doesn't matter wherever I have always have hundreds of notebooks. Laying around my house, really I just can't and I never go back to look at them. You know. I just have these ideas. I write down and I just get it, you know. But I, it's. You have to be a little bit obsessive compulsive when you're a writer..
"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
"That's what did it. and. I I loved him. Use such a good person. And he died I was fourteen when he died. I realized that life is just going to happen. No matter what life will shove you forward. And I just decided. I really want to be journalists anymore. You know I saw a lot of people who really great, really great writers who were at the post post-summit talented people. Who are older than me? And you know how this solution they'd become. And I said I. Just don't want. You know I'd rather not happen to me. So I stepped away from it and then I you know. I collapsed into poverty, and I was broke for a long time, but I was happy. Though that's the thing you know. I remember one time. I was talking to a music publisher after I left. I was writing songs peddling my songs around, and he said to me. I said. Can you tell me what happens to a song when I sell it to you? And he got so mad because he wanted wanted. They offer me a deal to buy my songs outright. An, he got so mad he's. This is very sophisticated stuff. The new is very sophisticated stuff it's you're not really Cape Wednesday you just a song. Okay, so just write songs, and I'll make you deal and of course I. Didn't I didn't make a deal with the guy. Just listen, but you know ironically. You know I don't know six months before that I was standing in the White House would've notebook out. Listen Ronald Reagan Talk. Or Mrs Reagan I think it was Mrs Nancy Reagan and I said to myself. I'm sophisticated enough to learn this, but he just sees me as that. But I was I was humiliated, but I didn't say anything I just. I kept my thoughts myself and I just went back to work and eventually. It started to happen to make money writing songs. And I got a steady gig plan in a couple of bands and I was making it, you know. The. I guess the Journalism Bug had Kinda left you, but the writing bug definitely didn't 'cause. I guess it was that same window right when you're sort of. You're playing around full-time. You're torn when the BUG sneaks back into the to return to your mom story and and go a lot deeper into it. Wa always liked to write I always felt journalism was not creative enough to me. That's really the problem. It was just not Not that creative. So that so the color of water really gets written over a period of years when you're on the road and when you're playing music when you decide to go way deeper into this and. Which means going back to your mom, who as you shared was was pretty hesitant. The first time it was just an article and say I want to know a lot more I'm curious how she responded and how those conversations unfolded. Well. I, mean you know she she was? You know not cooperative, but she was you know. She had reached the point in her life where I could beat her down a little bit and say look you know I needed need to figure this out. You know and And there was something she needed to resolve for herself. That hadn't been worked out. I think. David Preston get my friend, my best friend, David Press got married. I guess who's in the eighties. And when he got married, she went to his wedding. She was really moved. By the whole ceremony, smashed the glass. They got married under the I. Forget what it's called. The SHUTT-. Yeah, yeah, and it was really nice. It was beautiful. It was a beautiful wedding, and she was really moved by that and she loved David and his wife you know because were good friends. And his wife Rondi helped my mother quite a bit Rondi by the way, just as a coincidence is the person who is behind that whole business of of you know the the the drug treatment centers in Philly with it with a allow jog offenders to get them free. Free, you know treatment. She's. She's been in the news quite a bit. She's really she's amazing person in any case I think that her the wedding between her David Kind of loosened historical. Change from my mother in terms of her life is Jewish girl growing up in the south. And and I was curious about it, and then of course we went and visited her friend that we went to. Suffolk and she began to open up some yeah, were you surprised along the way as she started opening up and sharing more were there? Were there things that really took you? By surprise, you didn't know I mean yeah, but you know. People Change. They evolve a main. She was she. She was not culturally wrapped. In a way that that kept her chain to. The notion of Judaism or She loved her mother. She felt tremendous guilt about leaving her mother by. And she never got over it to dying day. She never got over there. that she left him behind with her abusive screwed up. Father, who who supposedly call himself rabbi. I mean that's juicy shit for you know for the people to ponder, but the fact is people love their parents, and they do the best they can. And the woman many my mother did the best she could. With you know. She was really dealt half a six pack when she came to this country. Because Jews treated like pretty badly in the south, and in America in general. But the fact is that she took everything she could, and did the best she could with within the framework that existed for her. And the result was good mostly for her children. I don't know that my mother ever felt that she was that unique. I think she felt that she was just. She did what any mother who loves her? Children with do and that's the truth of it. Yeah, I'm fascinated also. Because her coming to New York coming to Harlem originally, and then starting church, and introducing you to it. Is so important in your most recent work you know. Dean King Kong though it's a novel, you know. Clearly it's it's just the whole thing is built around. You know a community, a church community at a local community that feels just powerfully informed by your own upbringing, and by you know probably a lot of elements and pieces of. Who you knew and who you were and who you around..
"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
"I guess that happens early on. You're still in the journalism side of things for a chunkier, but then, but even when I was on the journalism side of things, I always played music. Yeah, I mean I was always taken offline Thursday Friday night and head to gig somewhere. You know I. I was always. Never kept music too far from those always practicing you know, and I did it on the down low I I didn't really talk about it too much. My colleagues want to think I wasn't dedicated to the job you know. What I did do never I. Sometime cells young writers. I would not be hanging around for dinner and coffee, and all the stuff wasting Time Gossiping about whether I would just after the work was done I would go home and I practice. And I find it with music was where have I was Boston DC. I would find out with a final. Who Musicians were who was playing? You know? Ironically. I'd learn more about local news and local events as as a musician I ever learned as a reporter. Nicotine, not truth because you know. When you're reporting you, you're you're stuck. You gotTA. You know you have to put quote. Unquote supposedly must put certain things. And when you when you're musician, you know kicking around you. Oh, you heard this honest checking. See drive the other side of town. It's not there and then yeah, while on this on a saxophone of it. You check him out his keyboard player. You WanNa meet, but he's. He lives over in the singer. She's her cousin just got arrested. You gotta go help her I. Mean you know the stuff that it happens when I was at the post? I remember. I wanted to do a story about the base- Baseball Scout and I saw Ben Bradlee who is the editor of the paper in the hallway. And I went up to you know he was a legend back then. He well, he should have been. And I said to me now WANNA. Go Sia, one of those starbucks baseball scout. He said well. He said, have you talked to Mary? Her dossier was my Yan and she said, go ahead and do it. Mary dollars like the best editor. At in my opinion, she should run the post, but in any case I said I said Mary said go ahead, so he said well, what are you waiting for? He said if I had he said he pointed to the news. He said if I could make everyone in this room. Get up and clear out of here. I would do it right now. He said the news is not here. It's out there. He pointed to the window. And So. That's really what it is. Today you know where we gather news is just. She's terrible. No local news nobody goes out to report while it's happening now. Yes, forced to do it now, but yeah I think we're seeing this just massive new or citizen journalism also sort of like everybody's got a device where the report what's happening in the smallest of the smallest place or or in all the places where? It an maybe a big outlet isn't GonNa send someone nothing wrong with the yeah, now completely agree I mean. I've heard you say something a couple of times in the past about your time they're also which is a journalist becomes cynics, which I'm kind of curious about. Well if you WANNA stay creative. You have to avoid the cynicism that journalism creates. because. John. False! You know it's. It's magnetized toward politics. They kind of go together some in some way they like three fingers of one hand, sweeping the other hand, and you shake hands. Okay with this. That sixteen is with the other forefingers God. Them caught carefully. Because of the cynicism in the blood, and the guts from the first fingers. For six things feed over to the rest of the fingers in your whole hand is bleeding and wounded, and you'll never be able to build a house. That's a horrible metaphor, but my point is that cynicism. is destructive in terms of creativity. And and creativity is what makes one of the things that makes America a very unique and very very great place. so creativity doesn't happen. When you picking a video game about thefts or some other bullshit. It just doesn't happen. Excuse me, it just doesn't happen. You WanNa stay creative. You should read books. Walk the earth. Otherwise never gonNA journalists by comparison do get out and do things, but the level of. Cynicism that you allow into your life as a journalist will. At some point. Simply. Would just pull water on your spark your creative spark. So you have to be careful and that that cynicism dozen happened that rather skepticism can roll in. That's fine. Skepticism is fog. But cynicism is thunder and lightning rain. You just you gotta move. You can move your way through fog and discover great things. When it's raining hard in. He's look shelter, and there goes your story goodbye. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense At some point, you end up. Moving entirely over after your time Washington, post you decide to go all in on the music side for a chunk of time. I'm curious was at a slow building of a feeling like this is the right move, or or was there a moment or event or happening that sort of triggered that decision? I can't remember I think. I I went to see my stepfather's Grave Virginia..
"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
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"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
"Klezmer music, or you know eighteenth century, music, or you know the? Composers like Virgil Thomas or whoever I mean, everyone has a different song, and if you're smart, and if you have a liberal arts education, which I'm fortunate enough to have you learn that. If you want to enjoy life, you learn to appreciate all of it. You know I completely agree I think my reference to jazz was more just. And this is a play guitar for most of my life I don't play, but but like. You said it's to me, it's. It's the references more about. Knowing been notes developing a certain amount of crashed, but then holding everything lightly and being responsive to the moment, and like making it about the interactions in the play in the freedom. I mean if you do that. It helps you in the rest of your life. If you can do that and you can get it from Jazz. It helps you everything you do. When I was working at Washington police work with an Edison the Jeff Franken. He later became friends, and he ended up at the new. Yorker, and now he writes books and one day I was at his house jet pulled out, and he turned out to be like a really guitar player I mean. Like when I say good I mean a musician level good, not just like good. Because your friends, you can play I wanNA. Hold your hand by the Beatles I mean he can really play. And it made sense because that's just who he was. He was the president who knew how to listen. But he also knew went to not listening when to speak you know and it showed on the page and his work. So. Music teaches you to listen, and if you're a writer that your job. That's your job to listen to people and to To reflect back to them what to others what you've heard in a way that makes it palatable and makes us care about each other that the You've got gotTA overland end up in Colombia J school, and then out and. I spent the better part of a decade really on the journalism side of things. I mean Boston Globe Was Washington Post the the last place? That was my last stop. Yeah, right and but I guess it was when you were there. At some point along the way, the early seeds of what would eventually become the color of water dropped when you. wrote a piece, I just got curious about your mom and her Jewish background, and then what it was like being growing up there, and that really started out as as something that was published early on in the globe as as as an article. Right you're that happened like back in nineteen. A year or two of my professional career. And I was talking to her and editor at the globe named Allan. He was a very nice guy he was. I guess he was Jewish. I'm pretty sure it was, but can't quite recall his last time recall last night. I could tell you, but in any case. It's a sort of came out that I had somehow come into the knowledge that my mother was Jewish. You know and I said that so many, said billy, and he said well you need to. Look into that you know so. I went home. I, guess it was mother's Day of something I went home for a Holiday Inn I started asking questions and she. You know she was really resistant. and I became more curious. And then you know the the peace peace was created. And I left that alone after that for many years i. Chore With until I Guess Early Nineties say I guess. I started thinking about writing a book. She was getting up in years and. You know life evolved I. Was No longer young whippersnapper house. I guess I'm you know? Out of my twenties and Into my thirties I suppose, and I just started thinking about things differently in the happens when you get a little older. They have. Life Project is supported by ship station, so.
"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
"With us. It doesn't matter what you studying college. This matters that you think. Yeah tell me about it, but it's interesting because you I mean you at overland. You studied music music pretty, much. They are studied music and can quote communications. And I didn't use any of. Well I use it all actually. We had A. Was it last year we had Mitch Albom in the studio and I remember asking him I was like. We got we got talking about writing. Then we got talking about music and he's like man I gotTa. Tell you if I could choose one like I. Forget the writing thing I just would. It would have been music all the way if I could have been a rock star that would have been at. Well you know I think the music is for me personally I. Mean if you'd ask him. When I was twenty five I to said yeah, I wanted to just play jazz the rest of my life, but now I realize that what music did me is what I hope it does for my signs in for my little program running my church, and that is it prepares you for a life of labor and learning and enjoyment. I mean there's nothing more enjoyable than driving down the street and listening to. Sonny rollins or the doors or Beethoven, or or anything. That's beautiful. I mean you know. I was listening to hey. Jackson yes, I mean there's nothing more. Classical than enjoying the first. The highest art form of all which I think music is and so. I think the study it just gives you a great appreciation for for life, and for teamwork of a discipline for the things that are important that help. You do whatever you'd like to whatever you like to do I. Think you know most of the? Most of your great scientists and engineers and architects. Attorneys I. Mean a lot of them have great great experience with music and I think that's mute, so I see music is. You know. I could I could suppose could've gone on to just the life of being a musician, but that wasn't enough. Really because music shouldn't be your life, really life should be life Yeah I. Mean You mentioned The kids you're working with now? I guess a at the Church because that was pretty much. Your I mean the early days for you was really. I guess it was really just a big part of your family. Church music books sounds like you're introducting music side also was sort of A. The church needed people to play. That's true. Yeah, well, you know. We grew up in the church in the Baptist showed that we heard that kind of music growing up and we listened to it at home we didn't have you know I grew up in a time when you listen to records and you know, and you only had a certain number of record, so you listen to whatever was on the radio. And whatever wreckage you had at home and I think it gave you a wider Palette in terms of which you draw on later what I drawn later when I became a musician. because. you had to listen to what everybody else listen to also as opposed to listening to the kind of music that you thought you liked. So but yeah I grew up in. You know in the church when we always listen to music swung hard, you know. That sort of heavy. Hearts swing in one thousand nine hundred. Fifty Nine Thousand Six Gospel. That is really really one part of of the so-called African, American musical experience, but it's it's one of the most popular one of the most affecting and Swedish so. It always made music special to me. I I just can't imagine life without music. I I just can't imagine being a writer. Without having music is part of my. Vocabulary you know. Yeah, I almost wonder I mean when you go back and forth when you're working on something between playing composing and writing all the time. On. Do you feel like that likely? You can feel the sensibilities sort of the two interplay with each other. I don't know I. Just do it to keep from going crazy Ya. You, know you you. Only have so much gas in the tank. When you run these characters on the page with they're running your own on the page and you have to get up. You have to move around, but you don't want to go. It's a coffee shop and Start Gossiping with somebody about nothing, so you sit down the peons out. We're going to listen. I mean writing a music she had this. They are about the process of failing continuously. And, so you just learn to accept failure and you absorb it. And then it pushes you to something that's new and hopefully special at different. So the act of just getting your tail kicked every day by these two are forms that you know in not really as good as. People believe to be at. It helps you live keeps you humble and keeps. You keeps you healthy. No. Yeah. I mean it's. It's interesting, also because SORTA well when I look at The two together and it sounds like from what I. Know Your approach to both. You know it's. It's not about structure. It's not about surly building the outline affiliate it in it's. It's about it's jazz like either way. It's jazz absolutely I. Mean, but you know you have to be careful when you say that because okay I saw bruce springsteen one of my life. Back in the eighties he was the meadowlands and I didn't even WanNa go, you know as as like rock and roll you know man. The concert was four hours and it felt like it was a half along. I mean it was. So good I mean you know Clarence climate? But this was when he was you know. I don't know if you've listened to even know who Bruce Springsteen is now they did they do. I saw him play three years at you know what used to be. The meadowlands also for four hours and my mind was blown. Oh, he's just the bad cat. Ridiculous man so I mean, but my point is that. If if it's right, you just feeling and Bruce springsteen got plenty jazz in his music. I mean you know in a he? Doesn't you know? His jazz isn't supposedly like the most sophisticated? But. There's plenty jazz there. I mean what is Jazz. You know you know as as Louis Armstrong said. You have to ask I really don't know. You know music that brings that moves to the heart. That makes you feel good inside. The gives you hope. And you WanNa hug you a neighbor. That's jazz and Bruce in that regard. Bruce Springsteen is loaded myth because he's you know. He spent his entire career trying to make people see the best part of themselves and others, and that's really that's what jazz should do. That's what any good music should do, and that that includes off alums loans of classical music. so. For Me Jazz and Blues and Gospel have been part of my. DNA might musical DNA. But that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate you.
"j james" Discussed on Good Life Project
"My guest today James McBride grew up in Brooklyn. The Eighth of twelve kids really immersed in community, church, music and books benchley heading off to school. He would find himself Columbia. Journalism School and then in the career as a journalist for the better part of a decade working for places like the Boston Globe people and the Washington Post before leaving journalism behind to turn music into a full time profession, where he would then spend the better part of the next decade, touring and playing Sax with Jazz. Legend Jimmy Scott and so many others, and also writing songs for people Anita Baker Grover Washington junior an even for the PBS television character Barney. But. Here's the thing while he was on the road. He kept writing. He kept looking back at his life, and especially his mom's life with curiosity, and that would eventually become his landmark memoir, the color of water that sat on the New York Times, bestseller lists for two years, and led him back into a more blended career, writing and playing music. The color of water is now considered an American classic and is read in schools and universities across the United, states his debut novel miracle at Saint. Anna was translated into a major motion. Motion picture directed by Spike Lee and his novel, the Good Lord Bird, really about the American Revolutionary John Brown won the twenty thirteen national book award for fiction and McBride's newest novel. Deacon King Kong it drops you into this sort of fictional world of church and community set in nineteen, sixty, nine Brooklyn which is rich with these incredible stories, deeply flawed yet lovable characters, and this fierce interplay between social commentary and humor that ultimately lands in the form of Awakening and redemption and. We explore all of this along with his lens on the interplay between music and writing and life and teaching, and also really the power of the moment that we are all.
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"I was supposed Hey I had the massive most biggest download I've ever had big yes I has the most big down low and then I had to handle some other work stuff and J. James he was so busy handling this matter download you can even send me a text message that's the way I can make it so the next time that we can't make it you send me a text I'll be there for you the professional gaming league that's paying players significantly more than any other league we'll talk about which we can find out what the average salaries offer some professional gamers but first originally the minute influx professional gamers getting busted cheating with all these terms that would have taken place being canceled forcing teams to compete for home is getting harder to detect the cheating Robbie what can tell us about all these low like Debbie cheaters yes so we have three straight big incidents that happened over the last couple weeks and are all actually pretty distinct from one another to the first one to happen I I would definitely say he is a result of the cover nineteen pandemic so formula E. has been replacing its actual car races with virtual ones which drivers can compete in from home twenty seven year old German driver Daniel after finished third in the latest like a formal easy race at home challenge but it was discovered that Daniel wasn't actually a behind the wheel yeah ex F. one driver stockholding doom who finished second the race and suspected that something might be afoot he noticed that Daniel wasn't using his web cam and when I actually looked into it found out that he actually hired a ringer I think a professional gamer to drive for him is it that the first thing that like when you're about to cheat on this kind of a game that you would think and have to figure out what do I do about the people like watching me because the moment you just don't have a webcam one up beforehand yeah yeah for their I love that he had somebody race for him but yet still only came in third do you have a reason to why don't you go number one yeah so while he was poor he was forced to pay eight thousand nine hundred euros which is gonna be over nine grand and and and U. S. dollars and was disqualified from the last race and he has had all of his points from the series white he has since apologized saying and not take this as seriously as they should have a shot I'm especially sorry about this because I know how much work has gone into this project and a part of the former E. organization shopping with my offense has a bitter aftertaste but all never it was never meant with any bad intention did he hire a ghost writer to write the policy because it was the most insincere thing you could point out it sounds like they probably are that the same age because as a twenty seven year old man given an excuse or apology that you hear from a fourteen year old kid yep so all the other incidents was actually in a fortnight hospital sama the winner of the Asian leg of the four night championship series has been suspended from the game in his head his prize money taken away after he was caught he ning that is a cooperative act that is banned in competitive play into what TV is that's when someone who's not actually on your team is playing as though they are so he was going ahead of where circle someone was going to be picking up all the good items and hiding them somewhere where items normally would be so it's like a summer would know where to get them and other people could pick them up so you have to open the chest and got a sweet gun yes hide it behind a bush or some some yeah or or like the first day or health kits yes you will also attack people but not kill them a long circle someone to finish them off get the point for the kill so like in this tournament you'll get bonus like they're trying to get as many points as possible you we win obviously for being left alive but you get more points for free downing people yeah so like essentially I mean he wasn't scoring the baskets for him but he was given all the SS yes passing the ball the entire Dallas so I suppose I'm a lost his fifteen thousand dollar winnings but also serve a fourteen day suspension does that stop people from doing it there's a fourteen day suspension and having to give your money back no because the dead to me like about it let's say that I. G. nine times out of ten right and I'm only gonna get banned for fourteen days but the time that I'm not banned I get fifteen thousand dollars or more hell yeah nice though that he added to me this should've been way more severe yeah this is really weak fourteen day suspension so two weeks off yeah pretty much two weeks off that's what that is yeah the fifteen grand gonna hurt but if I'm making you know three hundred thousand dollars winning a tournament with fifteen friends often yeah so on the final one actually happened in CS go a rebel announce the winners the Finnish Red Bull flick tournament they've been and after the event was actually concluded this is a two V. two tournament won by Finnish players it just say and wolves who originally going to represent Finland ahead of the national finals come June now this is a little bit more than what you would expect when it comes to cheating in the sport they were actually using programs that assisted them no not sure exactly what programs they were when they were something that assisted with thirteen or wall hacks that allow them to go to or see through walls the way that the reason this wasn't detected and it's only happening afterwards is that the cheating a was detected after the fact by update by face it's anti cheat software now faces a couple who organizes these terms on behalf of Red Bull but essentially you guys were using cheats that had actually been updated updated into the cheat detection software yes those base like this sort of two week window between these cheats coming out and the update to the system with you guys were able to use the cheats but they were caught after the fact and as a result they had their prize money and their placement are stripped away this is the the most cut dry one out of all of these I think it's it's the it's the easiest one to be like Hey your cheater get out of here to stay away especially doing it on face it which is like the next it's the private company at the next level of like cheat detection okay that's and that's the one that's gonna be punished the worst and is the most like non gray area one so those guys are screwed yeah yep no unfortunately weren't able to obviously redo the entire tournament so the runner ups were the ones who get to go on to the the next tournament instead is that.
"j james" Discussed on How Many Podcast
"Limited memory on this. I think that's that happens is that you pay a second. I know I've seen it but yeah. I don't really remember the storyline for it so it says the the female on this one Carol Boquete not familiar Lynn Holly Johnson also as B._B.. Doll a remember the character I think she's the Glenn how Johnson feels the Ice Skater doesn't say she's an ice skaters figure skater and she's like a teen who gets the Hotspur James Bond. He's like you know and but she's like being funded by whoever the bad guy is as you know to train and become a big time skater or something like that j James what took you so long well I took the city told me more about your boyfriend Kriegler. He hasn't smoked only health foods. Penny won't even talk to girls you jealous of course what else can you tell me.