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"jack london" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

03:18 min | 4 d ago

"jack london" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

"From lots of different places. And it's not all World War II. Some of it's some of its I'm not sure how much is World War I, but there's lots of post World War II. I guess when you were approaching this subject, how did you think about sort of this big genre? And honestly, submarine fiction is even found in science fiction. There are several Star Trek episodes, which are basically submarine anti submarine fiction. What attracted you to write a submarine fiction and sort of what sort of what were the markers in the genre that you found particularly enjoyable? Or inspire it. Interestingly, I did not pick to write about this. It picked me. It started years ago when my daughter and wife Margot analysis were watching some terrible action adventure movie on TV. And I kept telling Alison, I know I can write a better screenplay than that. True story, that night, I had a dream. And the next day I woke up, I knew the first scene of the screenplay. I knew the last scene and I knew the name of the ship. The Peggy sea, that was it. I had no experience with U boats never been on one, never been on a cargo ship. It involves Jewish families. I'm not Jewish, although I have Jewish relatives. So I had to do a huge amount of research because I didn't want to sailor to be able to read it and say, well, they wouldn't say that. That's not right. That's not where that knob is. So I got books, watch documentaries. I avoided watching movies because frequently get things wrong. So I wanted to be really authentic. So the history and the technology of which there's a lot of both are accurate as accurate as I can make it in with help actually from some submarine officers who read it and corrected a few things. But I also found World War II naval books after fascinating when I was a kid growing up and whether it's Jack London or lord Jim or other books like that, which is kind of the. Most thrilling things to read the adventure and they had the most interesting character. So that's what really drew me into it. Right. And so I find it very interesting that so one, one question, did you guys in Chicago? There is a real U boat. Did you go up and see that? Now I wrote during COVID, where everything was closed. And that's why I started I'd written a screenplay years ago and actually got some interest in Hollywood, but it never sold. When COVID hit, I decided I'm going to finally do what the reason I became a journalist many years ago was because I wanted to write The Great American Novel

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"jack london" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

08:08 min | Last week

"jack london" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"Those ideas have great consequences. If an idea captures the minds of the youth, no matter if it's a good idea or a bad idea, once it roots itself in the minds of young people, that can often start a transformation of society, a revolution, if you will. And it begins to spread not just into the schools, but into all aspects of society. Ideas have consequences. We have forgotten the principles that not only made us such a great nation in history, but can reform us again. We need a rebirth and a reformation of those principles and ideas that made us so great in the first place. I want to give you a quick example of how ideas can change a nation. There was a small group of only 5 men in 1905 who met in a loft above a restaurant in New York. They were meeting in Lower Manhattan and some of these guys actually turned out to be quite famous. You've heard of Upton Sinclair, a young 27 year old socialist. You've also got Jack London, the famous writer, and Clarence Darrow, the famous lawyer. These were socialists, along with a couple of others and they would begin to meet in this loft and discuss their ideas called socialism. And it was handed down to them by a guy named Karl Marx. And as they began to formulate their mission and their purpose, their stated purpose was, quote, they were to promote an intelligent interest in socialism among college men and women. They wanted to promote an intelligent interest in socialism. We've heard about that, right? Well, history has a lot to say about socialism and how disastrous it has been, but they were going to start at the college level and get young men and women interested in it. And it worked. They were incredibly successful. Let me read to you just how successful they were. They used a method called gradualism, which means you slowly give them a little bit more a little bit more. You start with a premise that sounds like everyone's equal. Everyone's going to be fair. And then you slowly begin to ramp it up into the full flower of what it really is. It's kind of like the frog in the pot. How do you boil a frog in a pot? Well, you don't stick them in boiling water. You just jump out. You put them in water that's very comfortable. And pleasant and then you slowly put a little flame there and raise the temperature 1° at a time. It's in fact so slow that the frog doesn't realize that it's warming up. It eventually gets him tired and lethargic. It's like being in a jacuzzi too long. And by the time he realizes it's too hot, it's too dangerous, it's too late because he's too tired. He's too worn out and he has no strength to jump out of the pot and he's cooked. And that's exactly what they did with socialism in America. Check this out by 1912, there were 44 chapters in 44 colleges. By 1917, there were 61 chapters in schools and 12 chapters in graduate schools. And then by the mid 1930s, there were a 125 chapters of student study groups studying and promoting this idea called socialism across college campuses. And John Dewey became the president of their society. All of this socialist progressive ideas started in the schools and it took like wildfire and eventually became the dominant view in replacement of biblical Christianity which formed the most prosperous culture here in America, not just in the church, but in business, in arts and entertainment, and in everywhere. And now we, as people of faith, we are on the defense. Have you noticed that? We're not the dominant force in our culture. We're now backpedaling. We feel like we're being pushed back to our own ten yard line and our own 5 yard line, and we wonder if the game has been lost. And that's because we've failed, we've abandoned our original command from God. We have abandoned the cultural mandate that God gave us, and that is not to run from the culture. When you abandon leadership in the culture, it gets filled by those who have worse ideas. And now we are having to be subject to people with worse ideas than God's good and healthy ideas. And we consigned ourselves to this little subculture where we've become less and less effective to promoting health and prosperity across the world. The battle of ideas is the most dangerous place to be because it's the most effective. And the enemy's know that, and it's only a few brave men and women who will actually engage in the arena of ideas. The loving creator has given us his ways and his ideas and those always produce the very best consequences and results. And if we have those ideas and we are armed with the truth of God's word and the example of our forefathers, we can return and renew the culture and the goodness and the spiritual health in the very best possible ways. But you know, people of faith sad to say have been duped by well educated people who don't have faith that learn how to use just the tricky questions or the phrases that guilt us into compliance or submission or relegating ourselves outside of the public square. And they'll say things like, well, you want a theocracy. What you're talking about with faith being involved in the public square or in government is basically a theocracy or a church I'm sorry, a church run government. Well, that's the furthest from what we want. But some Christians, because they don't know their history, think that those are the only two options. Either we have a church run country, which we know we don't want, but we think the only other option is, well, then no God at all, just a secular government, a secular society, and everybody can do their own thing in private. Well, we know where that leads. You actually don't end up with no religion. You actually end up with a different religion called secular humanism, and we can look through history to look at all those statistics of the death and destruction produced by secular humanism, because ultimately man sets himself up as the ultimate authority and causes everyone else to bow down to them. Those are evil dictators. Now, there's a third option that I want to tell you about. And our founders understood this. There's a third option that allows justice and freedom for all people, brings blessing to everyone, both believers and unbelievers, and to understand the answer to what that is. We got to ask the question, what is the meaning of the separation of church and state? The separation of church and state, it was a personal phrase used by Thomas Jefferson in a personal letter to someone who was a person of faith in a group of Baptists and congregationalists from Danbury, Connecticut. And they asked him his position on what is the role of government with regard to the church. And what he said is, no, no, no, you don't have to worry about a king controlling the church or an official government church because there is a wall that keeps the government from reaching in and telling you the church what to do. The king's not going to come in and declare that you're the official government church. And what protected the church from the government sticking its controlling hands into the church, this wall of separation between church and state as Jefferson put it. Those who want to take God out of everything have used the separation of church and state to say, it's unconstitutional. And it couldn't be more wrong. That's exactly the opposite. Faith in America supports the government.

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"jack london" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:46 min | 2 months ago

"jack london" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Toys at SEIU headquarters at Jack London square. In Oakland, Matt bigler, just ahead on kcbs. I'm Jeffrey Chauvin, bodega bay looking at stacks of crab pots, piled up. They're here because the season has been delayed once again. Headed to the bay bridge, check traffic with Victor. Still looking at slow traffic trying to get on the lower deck of the bay bridge, but better news that caught that had a flat tire block in the left lane before year but when an island has been cleared off the bridge and traffic is moving slightly better when you get to that point you got to get to those from one of one north mountain just have to Vermont street as you transition to eastbound 80 you are just solid, but once you get to the, let's say center anchorage and then from there it opens up nicely all the way in to Oakland and in Oakland. We still have very heavy traffic. This is mainly on the transition ramp from east mountain. Excuse me westbound 80 to southbound 8 80 right at the very end of the transition ramp CHP had all lanes closed for a while. They pulled someone over and there was a foot pursuit, so now they're waiting on a tow truck. Looks like a tow truck's already on scene from what I can see on the Chilton out of body collision camp, but traffic is still kind of zigzagging in and out. You are getting by on the right hand shoulder once you squeeze by there, then it looks like the rest of your ride into Oakland looking really good. Prior to that, but if you are traveling in that direction on Eddie westbound coming out of Richmond right around Carlson boulevard as you're going to see the brake lights still a crash in right around Gilman street just as you pass Gilman street the two left lanes still remain blocked, so that's all the obviously affect the 5 80 in the eastbound direction. You are going to see the brake lights before you even get the central avenue. So that's the reason why you're very heavy. As you cruise into the Albany area. Your next traffic update at one 18 on the traffic leader in case CBS. Cloudy over the bay waiting for that rain to begin this afternoon should start in the north bay and then spread

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"jack london" Discussed on This Week In Google

This Week In Google

01:48 min | 2 months ago

"jack london" Discussed on This Week In Google

"I still haven't gotten one of those. And I hear so many people talk about how good that is. I gave it to her three years ago. It is still working, and she uses it literally every day. She loves this thing. And then here's a little fun not any sort of techie gift, but this is for, oh, what would I say? This is for a girlfriend. This would be great for your wife if you wanted to show them you love them. This is good for young people who are like. I have only a wife, no girlfriend. I just want to be honest. You can even give it to your kid if they're like a Gen Z trying to go out. This is their expensive. I'll just let you know, this is a set of 4 o'clock napkins with letters printed on them, and there's love letters, advice letters, Shakespearean sonnets, more love letters, and they're like, Jack London's advice to his kid. So again, this is a good gift. No one's ever going to buy this for themselves, but it's kind of like a neat little luxury that could show that you care about them. That is it. But again, they have to be excited about cloth napkins. So it's a little, but it's definitely something. We're transitioning to cloth napkins to oh yeah, we use cloth. I don't use paper. Iron them? No. Silly. I don't iron anything, but I mean, there's also a portable iron, actually. I looked at this for Andrew, but I decided against it. It's called the nori. The nori iron. Don't worry. Isn't that seaweed? Yeah, it is. It's the nori steam iron. It looks like a flat iron that it's a travel iron. If I gave Lisa and iron, I would get it in the head. So this

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"jack london" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:50 min | 2 months ago

"jack london" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Heavy traffic in the westbound direction of 5 80 right after a north Livermore avenue that you're going to see the brake lights. Now this crash speed reported after Isabel avenue, the following exit, it is blocking the left lane, but like I mentioned, already heavy traffic as it is, heading towards el char road. Everyone, everyone that's headed to that point to the outlets out in Livermore, all city streets around the outlets are just solid, so you just definitely get up to pack your patients through their Jack London and boulevard and also stone ridge drive are solid. So obviously that's affecting traffic also coming in. The eastbound direction of 5 80 you are backed up beyond foothill road all the way to el charro. It is just solid through that area. The good thing is once you get past either side, it's looking clear not the speed limit is traffic before it is brought to you by envision Honda Emil petis, and also on highway 84 vallecitos road, so I'm heavy traffic in both directions between ruby hills drive and 6 80 in the westbound direction. There's a crash just by the GE plant. Everything's on the right hand shoulder no longer blocking and lane, but still a lot of heavy traffic passing that scene there. Once you get past that and then it looks pretty good. At a mission Honda mil pedis, the Black Friday sales event going on now shop online anytime and envision Honda Milpitas dot com or in person where the 8 80 freeway in the great mall Parkway meet envision Honda is the right decision during the Black Friday sales event. Your next traffic update at one 48 on the traffic leader, kcbs. It's really nice weather to be out and about mostly sunny, we do have some high clouds and some hazy sunshine. It is a spare the air day currently 64° in center as a 67 San Rafael Napa 68. 63 in Concord, downtown Oakland 62, 67 in downtown San Francisco, San Jose is 67 and 70° now in Livermore. Traffic and weather together on the 8s on all news one O 6 9 and a.m. 7 40, case CBS, a news sponsored by Pacific Coast termite. Who are you? I'm

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"jack london" Discussed on The Slowdown

The Slowdown

03:52 min | 8 months ago

"jack london" Discussed on The Slowdown

"When I was a kid growing up in California, we often drew monarch butterflies in class or cut them out of crepe paper or made small sculptures of them. The monarch is the state butterfly of California, and is known for its mass migration. The eastern populations of monarchs fly to Mexico for the winter, while the western populations over winter in California. We learned a great deal about California history in my elementary school. But it was the flora and fauna that interested me. More than the 21 Spanish missions, which always seemed to me to be dangerous and terrifying. Even before I knew about their legacy of genocide. Even more than the gold rush or Jack London, I wanted to know about poppies, lupins, and quail. And butterflies. When we studied the establishment of the U.S. Mexico border, I remember feeling uncomfortable. My grandfather had crossed that border, and it seemed to me like nothing good happened there. Still, the thing that I began to grasp was how the border was just something man-made, an agreement, an idea, a line in the sand. The first fences that went up along the border were mostly to keep cattle from wandering back and forth. Cows didn't know if they were in California or Mexico. They were just seeking more grass. More water. Borders don't mean anything to animals. As a kid, that only wanted to draw pictures of butterflies and look at the oak trees out the window. I realized that the establishment of nations didn't have much to do with fauna and flora at all. The monarchs, when they migrate, also don't care about borders. They do care about how we contribute to the climate crisis. How warming trends affect their habitats. This is one planet, after all. One of the reasons I love to draw butterflies back then was how they could go wherever they wanted. How, they were free. Today's poem explores both the anxiety and the real fear of the border of citizenship and its consequences. But I most love how this poem explores the ethereal nature of the border itself. Deportation by Stella Wong. J is scared. An alien feeling. So we compose a rhapsody in the key of the winds song, without the halves, and the holds, and the holding cells, J praise for some divine order. Would they deport a butterfly? Who knows how to carry wishes to the ears of gods? We can preempt hope itself, even better than genies. Gold pilots, a light, on all three branches, of the oil fir tree. Through the pain of over state mint, building on trapped, distraught, monarchs, what beautiful wallpaper for the border wall. A path to freedom wraps around the papers weave, apathy, comes from below and above. Negligence of the peat and the plant, the pattern repeats, when caretakers are.

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"jack london" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction

The New Yorker: Fiction

05:06 min | 11 months ago

"jack london" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction

"The blue sky so close and yet so far and that line about the birds wing beats changing who he was. The terrible poetry of that story. You think about childhood trauma leading to addiction and I mean, the guy was doomed. Yeah, yeah. What interests me is that by becoming a chimney sweep in a way he's replicating that moment, he's at the bottom of something round looking up in the sky or maybe taking control over it or finding his way up. That did not occur to me. Wow. Wow, yes, I think you're right. And it's also about trying to find love too. I mean, because a mom doesn't get mentioned. Does the AP's mom get mentioned only his dad? He's going into this chimney, looking up at the sky again, but it's because of a woman a maternal figure, a female figure. So some connections are being made for him. It's interesting how I thought of this just now. You know, our narrator is in there with the girlfriend and the wife. Roxy's out there. She's got the boyfriend and the husband. She in a way is mirroring the narrator. With this sort of triangle, people are messy. You know, it occurs to me and a lot of fiction lately, the narrators are more and more heroic, like they're at the center of all this storm of politics and culture and listen that. And they end up being pretty flawless or their flows are cute. It's like watching a celebrity with mental illness. Talking about it. There's a kind of disheveled weekend admire. And fiction has been doing that lately. And this story doesn't do that. Right. Everybody's disheveled. Their name writer here is no hero. He's just an ordinary broken guy. And they're all doing their best. And they're looking for love and they're finding it. And multiple people. Yeah. There's so much loss for all of them and they're trying to fill it in. And their romantic partners are doing the same thing. So we'd like to think of somebody as being the villain here, but nobody is. They're all trying. Yeah. Well, interesting when you talk about how they're not heroes because we get a counterexample which is Frank Martin coming out and saying Jack London a better man than all of us and even he couldn't beat alcohol. Why do you think Frank Martin comes out and starts going on about Jack London? Why are we getting call of the wild in the middle of this slightly touching scene of confessions on the porch? I think Frank Martin has a spiel. I think he's very experienced at telling stories. And it's also his romanticism, too. To have that job to be the person in charge of a rehab facility. You got to be a romantic to some degree, and it's serving men, so there's this masculine romance. And who else are you going to read for masculine romance? Then Jack London. Yeah, yeah. Well, Jack London comes back again at the end when the narrator thinks about to build a fire. What do you get out of that story?.

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"jack london" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction

The New Yorker: Fiction

02:22 min | 11 months ago

"jack london" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction

"He tugs the bill of his cap, then he sets about his business. He picks up his bucket, he starts climbing the ladder. I lean back into the step behind me now and cross one leg over the other. Maybe later this afternoon, I'll try calling my wife again. And then I'll call to see what's happening with my girlfriend. But I don't want to get her mouthy sun on the line. If I do call, I hope it'll be out somewhere doing whatever he does when he's not hanging around the house. I try to remember if I ever read any Jack London books. I can't remember. But there was a story of his I read in high school. the sky in the Yukon is freezing, imagine it. He's actually going to freeze the death if he can't get a fire going. With a fire he can dry his socks and clothing and warm himself. He gets his fire going. But then something happens to it. A branch full of snow drops on it, it goes out. Meanwhile, the temperature is falling. Night is coming on. I bring some change out of my pocket. I'll try my wife first. If she answers, I'll wish her a happy new year. But that's it. I won't bring up business. I won't raise my voice, not even if she starts something. Shall ask me where I'm calling from. And I'll have to tell her, I won't say anything about new year's resolutions. There's no way to make a joke out of this. After I talk to her, I'll call my girlfriend. Maybe I'll call her first. I'll just have to hope I don't get her son on the line. Hello sugar. I'll say when she answers. It's me. That was Sherman alexie, reading where I'm calling from by Raymond Carver. The story appeared in The New Yorker in March of 1982 and was included in the collection cathedral, which was published by knopf in 1983..

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"jack london" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction

The New Yorker: Fiction

04:33 min | 11 months ago

"jack london" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction

"But maybe Why shouldn't she be? Anyway, I don't want to talk to her. I hope she's okay. But if she has something wrong with her, I don't want to know about it. Not now. In any case, I won't talk to her tonight. After breakfast, JP and I take coffee out to the porch, where we planned to wait for his wife. The sky is clear, but it's cold enough, so we're wearing our sweaters and jackets. She asked me if she should bring the kids JP says, I told her she should keep the kids at home, can you imagine? My God, I don't want my kids up here. We use the cold bucket for an ashtray. We look across the valley to where Jack London used to live. Or drinking more coffee when this car turns off the road and comes down the drive. That's her JP says. He puts his cup next to his chair, he gets up and goes down the steps to the drive. I see this woman stop the car and set the brake. I see JP opened the car door. I watch her get out. And I see them embrace. They hug each other. I look away. Then I look back. JP takes the woman's arm and they come up the stairs. This woman has crawled into chimneys. This woman broke a man's nose once. She has had two kids. And much trouble. But she loves this man who has her by the arm. I get up from the chair. This is my friend, JP says to his wife, hey, this is Roxie. Roxie takes my hand. She's a tall, good-looking woman, and a blue knit cap. She has on a coat, a heavy white sweater and dark slacks. I recall what JP told me about the boyfriend and the wire cutters, all that, and I glanced at her hands. Right..

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"jack london" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction

The New Yorker: Fiction

04:24 min | 11 months ago

"jack london" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction

"End of sermon. But don't forget it. If he says again, then he hitches his pants and tugs his sweater down. I'm going inside, he says. See you at lunch. I feel like a bug when he's around, JP says, he makes me feel like a bug. Something you could step on. JP shakes his head. Then he says, Jack London. What a name. I wish I had me a name like that. Instead of the name I got. Frank Martin talked about that if the first time I was here. My wife brought me up here that time. That's when we were still living together, trying to make things work out. She brought me here and she stayed around for an hour or two, talking to Frank Martin in private. Then she left. The next morning, Frank Martin got me aside and said, we can help you. If you want help and want to listen to what we say, but I didn't know if they could help me or not. Part of me wanted help, but there was another part. All said, it was a very big if. This time around 6 months after my first day it was my girlfriend who drove me here. She was driving my car, she drove us through a rainstorm. We drank champagne all the way. We were both drunk when she pulled up in the drive. She intended to drop me off, turn around and drive home again. She had things to do. One thing she had to do was go to work the next day. She was a secretary. She had an okay job with this electronic parts firm. She also had this mouthy teenage son. I wanted her to get a motel room in town, spend the night, and then drive home. I don't know if she got the room or not. I haven't heard from her since she led me up to the front steps the other day and walked me into Frank Martin's office and said, guess who's here?.

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"jack london" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"jack london" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"See if you're good fit for them them for you and they wanna help you where a lot of banks are saying. No they tend to say yes because they make their own decisions. Barbara boxer has been assaulted and robbed in oakland california. It happened at one. Fifteen on monday afternoon. Took place near jack london square in oakland california. No suspect is in custody now. This came literally the same day that a joint county federal law enforcement task force held a press conference in response to brazen violent daylight robberies in oakland. Berkeley the chinatown area of oakland. california you know crime rump. So let let me let me ask a question again. Let me set the stage for here former u. s. senator barbara boxer in broad daylight. One o'clock in the afternoon in oakland california is assaulted and robbed on the same day. A joint county and federal law enforcement task force comes out and held a press conference in response to the growing number of brazened violent daylight robberies in oakland california. That's not just happening in oakland california. It is happening around the nation. So let me just ask you in november of twenty twenty two when people go to the polls. Are they going to be thinking man. I'm glad i wasn't mugged on my way here. I can't believe the line so long. People are going to get mugged in the line or are they going to think. Gosh those people who walked into the capital on january six twenty twenty one. I sure need to vote for a politician. Who's not on their side. Watch one do you think people are going to be thinking about or hey the cost of a loaf of bread has gone up two bucks. I have less take home pay now. I can't buy what i used to buy. And i'm having trouble putting food on the table because groceries have gotten so expensive or january. Sixth man that was such a big deal. I i got a. I got a vote against putting putting bread on my table in vote against these yahoos who none of the people. I'm voting for work in the capital. That what do you really think. 'cause i gotta tell you i realized james carville says the republicans need to be tied to generate six and that everything we're seeing. This spectacle is all about being tied january. Sixth but. I don't think that's really going to matter to people when you've got crime and you've got inflation. You've got boys going into the girls bathroom now. Because the court say-so you've got people fearing their jobs because they may say something that is viewed as as non woke. You got woeckel haram. Getting corporate america forced people into diversity equity trading sessions where the white people are in their victimisers and the non white people earned their permanently victims in a systemically racist society..

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"jack london" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

06:19 min | 1 year ago

"jack london" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Luckily basically killed it instantly which you can't really do on purpose row. I think given the choice between you said mousse or grizzly out of shot the father-in-law guys and first of all. What is it fun to be a stand. I just would feel like lee harvey oswald. There you know comes driving by a motorcade. That's where's the sportsmanship in that. You wanna be down there on the ground fighting it with your own bare hands we've been. We've been hiking out a lot. I'd gotten lost earlier that week. Even though those relatively good pats and stuff. I like. I said it's not my thing i i was safe up there. Yeah i'm glad you were up there. I'm glad you're safe What do you do them with the grizzly Well there's a whole lot of stuff that goes on they'll size it and if you want to. You can like entered into see if it falls in like certain size categories certain associations will like give you awards for so i actually. It wound up being that this grizzly bear was an inch three quarter shy of the world record. What's the what do you mean the world record world record you mean. The world record for interior grizzly. Wait you said world. Not just in alaska but in all of the world. Yep so boonen. Crockett is the association is like they measure the biggest fishing game thicket recorded in. There's kodiak grizzly the coastal ones. And then there's interior grizzly. You're not an outdoorsman. How and you go out on a hunt. And you're so not an outdoorsman that you fall asleep and a moose has to wake you up and show you where your gun is. Yeah you drop this go and you also dropped around mo- they asked moose no problem. That's how much of a of an outdoorsman you are then when you least expect it you shoot it a grizzly you miss but you're missed. Shot kills it instantly and then it turns out to be slightly slightly less than the biggest grizzly interior grizzly in the world. That is an accurate summary. My god about a pretty good hunting spotify playlist though so house ready in that way. I i've i've read jack london. I've read call of the wild. He never talks about spotify playlist. Then arcade fire came. And i was really rocking out. I was listening to a little taylor. Swift she was singing revenge. Then i squeeze the trigger. Wow that's that's quite a story i. I don't know if i could do it. I don't know if i could. I don't know if i could shoot a grizzly bear. Let me ask you a question yes. You've hunted grizzly which they say is a very dangerous game but we both know the most dangerous game is man. Let me ask you something william if you were hunting me in the woods. Do you think i'd be a dangerous corey. You would probably bound through it. The same way moves. I feel like you build a jump over things. The same way of mussa's it looks awkward. But then it's able to kind of maneuver in ways you wouldn't expect i've seen you on stage before it's just a lot of like zig agan. Yeah i i fall. You're not wrong. I give the appearance of being awkward. But i'm deceptively quick. I often get down wind of my guest to sniff them out before i interview them to find out what they're all about. But also i think i would. I could attack. You could be tracking me but then at some point you might realize i'm tracking you saying Reverse game of cat-and-mouse there. Yeah i wonder what my flash. I'm no spring chicken. would my flesh tastes better. Because i'm a little older. I've been around a bit would would would the would the flesh of the conan the great wild conan. Do you think would it be tasty. I don't know that there's a good way to answer. I don't know how that feels. Like i've been back into something. That's all golic some legal ramifications there. Yeah why would i listen. Don't say just. Because i asked you were you to hunt me down and kill me and then eat my flesh. Would it taste good that. I'm backing you into an awkward question. I don't think that's an awkward question. Well you know. The bear tastes good because it's eating berries. 'cause it's older. So what is your diet. Tastes like berry. blueberry cereal. Eat a lot of blueberry cereal. And i also eat franken berry and count chocula. I eat a lot of i. I eat a lot of berries that are fake berries. That are in children's series. Do you think that would make my flesh tastes. Good right eat you there you go i guess if donna would i'm on board to yeah as long as i haven't accomplished and i'm not the only person in the room hussein. Yeah it was never. Well grill you up. It'll be sweet little garlic. Lots of garlic no ov garlic herbs. Well william i got you to pretty much admit that you look forward to hunting me in the woods tracking me down and then partaking of my flesh so you came across at the beginning of the interview like a nice normal chap now you see you now. We see you for who you really are. Jesus this turning freak show out so normally. Wow and i understand. There's happy news on the way you're having a child. Yeah yeah in. The time that i interviewed for this is the child is the second biggest news i found out i was going to be on county and i found out them. They're having a baby. So you took life but you brought life into the world. Evidently yeah so there's a nice yin yang to that. Do you know what you're having at boy girl. No where we're actually. We are pretty early on in the process. Congratulations congratulations thank you. Sonal here is a caring twin. She'll be having twins very soon very very soon twin boys so he soon will know the glory of a bringing life into the world. won't you. i will pretty excited though. It wasn't very expected. Well a happy surprise. Yeah i would say so. What william very nice talking to you. And i'm very excited for you. Think of the name cone. Not many people do but Considerate it works for a boy or a girl. I was both so okay. yeah gender fluid sounds good. We'll take care way. Thank you thank you as..

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"jack london" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

Short Storiess Podcast

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"jack london" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

"Are no monsters or other such creatures waiting outside your door to devour you the instant do step outside and no. We don't want that to happen. And by the way when it give a shoutout to helena. Who's wrote in about the short story enemy of all the world by jack london and talked about the main character on that named evil glock and that that name in german actually means luck but in the story the enemy of all the world. He has no like at all. And it's a story about him going around blowing up. All kinds of places in the world is really good one and But she says thanks for producing my favorite podcast ever. Why wow thank you. It says. I hope you have a lovely day. Well helen. i hope you have a lovely day too. And i hope all of you know. I've often suggested the best way to listen to this. Podcast is by sitting in your comfy chair. Or whatever the lights down low and let the story consume you. You may want to pay close attention to this one in this story. Our schools are no longer using human teachers. they've been replaced by robots. The author of the story says you will possibly shut her but you will certainly remember for a long time. This story of what happens when tomorrow's gently implacable teachers are faced with a problem for which there seems to be only one solution and he goes on to say. There is a quiet horror to this story from tomorrow. And now let's listen to. There will be school tomorrow. By the e thesis and evening began to fall in the city's clamor saw along streets and the women made small comfortable rattling noises in the kitchens out in the country. The cicadas started their singing and the cool smell began to rise out of the earth but everywhere in the cities and the country..

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"jack london" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"jack london" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

"But yeah i just thought it had such kind of fascinating residents as well. I mean it's a beautiful film is like this kind of goals. Equality of light is so stunning and everything about it is so timeless like at times it seems to be taking place like one hundred years ago and at times. It seems to be in the eighties. But that for me just kind of built this like kind of sisyphean hellish well. But he's in where he's kind of doomed to like continually struggle and time doesn't really mean anything and you'll just work to get the things that you want but then when you get them you hate them yet i. It had a lot of had a lot of i really loved it. I just kinda spent ages thinking about like this morning. I kind of struck me just like you know. This is like the puff. Thick film expresses the kind of transition from blairite bresson brexit. Verson if you sort of have this idea about like everything's about pull you'll self up from you'll bootstraps and like you know. Social mobility is like the most important thing that it's a very short walks kind of neo-fascism and like yeah. There's just so many lands to unpick with us. I really loved it and so sort of subtly. Effortlessly intriguing is a film. As you say. David has all of this archive footage. Colorized footage that comes from varying periods of history. Likewise the music seems to be very late. Seventies eighties synth disco at times and then luca marinelli himself feels like a man out of time. It's amazing thing that a man who looks like that exists because he does seem like. He's stepped off the page of of jack london adventure novel from the nineteen ten to twenty thousand things sort of big barrel broad chest beautiful face. It's no surprise that he then was cast in the old guard as somebody who'd been centuries old. Blessed put some schools on this. David what goes. Would you give martin. Well i'd probably. I'd probably give it an anticipation for because i as sad i. I was really excited to see this director. After having seen lost and beautiful so many years ago and i'm i'm now excited to see whatever it is he's done he's done all doing next So yeah i'd probably give it a four in anticipation. Maybe i'd give it. Fives that she. I think it's like i think one of the things about it. I think interesting. I and i think is a film. That's probably gonna especially because of all the delays and the fact that it's come out in all these other territories before is that a it. Might you know. I think on the on the surface. It might look like so of fairly standard issue literary adaptation like vintage set in the boss blah blah blah. But it's it's i think it's one of those an end in a way it kind of does deal in in. It doesn't speak in that language a bit but like is doing so much other stuff as well it. There's a real kind of confidence to it where it kind of say toys with time and place and and politics and and metaphor and all this kind of stuff. So i like you know. It's just it's just a really really rich film. But done you know. The richness is delivered in a radi soto and satisfying way goes. Would you give him a. When i was working on the bank issue little white lies i as she transcribed an interview with the director and he was just so interesting to listen to you so i was probably five coming in because i was really fascinated to kind of finally see what he had been talking about and then before enjoying it like you know. I think it was beautiful. The acting was lovely. But then really retrospect it became a fifa me. Because i just there was so many kind of lay as that. I could have teased out thinking about it afterwards. Yeah very impressed by it yet. Very impressive with same here force across the board for me. But i think this is one the on rewatch because of those elements that are so rich. As you said. David i think this could go to a five on a rewatch but listen. Let us know what you think. That's a strong recommendation from three of vermont's in eden and bits of recommendation for black widow to if you're finding that sorts of film let us know what you think at l. relies on twitter or.

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Oakland City Council Considering A’s “Howard Terminal or Bust” Offer

Forum

02:09 min | 1 year ago

Oakland City Council Considering A’s “Howard Terminal or Bust” Offer

"Vote whether to approve the A's proposal to build a new baseball stadium at Howard Terminal. They say Their waterfront proposal, which includes housing, a performance space and hotels will revitalize West Oakland, an area of the city that has historically suffered from gentrification and displacement by big infrastructure projects like bark. Freeways in the post office down there. Opponents say it will cost jobs at the port and argued that the stadium should be built to the Coliseum, where ample transportation infrastructure already exists. Ratcheting up the tension as the A's ultimatum that if they can't build on the waterfront, they will move away entirely, leaving Oakland without a major league sports team following the loss of the city's other teams. We'll hear about the plan at what it means for Oakland and Bay Area sports fans. First I want to bring Nina Thorsen, producer at KQED and the California report onto the show to give us a reset. Welcome to the show. Nina Hey, Alexis. Good to talk to you. So first, let's let's talk about the specific area where it is. I want to give listeners like a sort of mental map. Where exactly is Howard Terminal? So if you've ever taken a fairy and gotten off at the open side, it's immediately north of where the ferry terminal is right now and then in between Howard Terminal and, um, the rest of the port of Oakland. That's where Schnitzer Steel the steel factory is. So it's right on the water, and, um, right adjacent to the ferry terminal. And I think that's one of the things that makes this such a complicated location is on the one side. You've got the port and on the other side you've got Jack London is right right in between there. Sure, And I mean, I think this is the challenge inherent to anybody who's going to build. Any kind of new facility in an established city is you want to be close to things that are already there and places where people want to go, But that means you're going to be next to some people, and there's just a lot of complications involved for sure. Give us a quick recap

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"jack london" Discussed on 27 Club

27 Club

06:21 min | 1 year ago

"jack london" Discussed on 27 Club

"With these in the air. Seth morgan felt a warm california breeze rattle through the gaps in his teeth. He heard the girl on the back of the bike. Scream with absolute blood-curdling terror mortgage cease to experience time at all. He couldn't tell time had in fact stopped or if it was actually barreling forward with maniacal speed just like the harley was barreling recklessly forward in the middle of the year mortgage was drunk if someone had asked him someone in a position of authority like a cop or something if they asked him if he was high to. He denied the probably was high. He just couldn't remember if he was high or what he was high. On on account of how drunk he was in then just like that time resuming. Its normal plodding pace. And if fucking hurt like hell. The harley slammed into the wall of a house off the side of the road there was the sound of chrome cutting into clapboard. And then the sound of twisted steel at the house swallowing the goddamn buying and then the smell of fuel so ripe it seared morgan's nostrils the bike. Was upside down on the ground. The rear wheel spinning so fast. It looked like it was possessed. The front end of the bike had actually penetrate the side of the house. Morgan picked himself up off the ground and look for the girl. She was a waitress and sausalito and she was his girlfriend but the impact of the crash had obviously rattled his cage a little too much and now he was having trouble remembering her name. Morgan founder flying against the corner of the house full to bike's length down the lawn. As soon as morgan sar face he knew the damage would be permanent life. Changing the blood was everywhere. Her face was cut. Open and smash shut is swollen. Her legs were twisted as handlebars on the bike. He had shaker awake at first. He didn't even know she was alive. She pulled through morgan breeze. The heavy sigh of relief. It was another close call in a lifetime of course calls soon after he would ask the girl to marry him not because it was the expected thing to do given that they have been together for a little while now but he really didn't want her to sue him for the accident. Some said the seth morgan could have been a literary giant his father frederick. Morgan was a noted poet and founder of the hudson review quarterly. It was in his family in and his blood but it wasn't focused enough. He took the corners a little too hard. Didn't lay off the gas pedal enough. He answered the call of the wild a little too yearly long rides on the highway. Lots of drugs zero fucks to give the closest he got to a literary giant. Was that motorcycle crash when the cops showed up to the hospital. A couple of plane guys. They asked morgan if he knew whose house he had run into. He had no idea and he didn't really care who's busy nursing a bruised elbow in pushing a call button to get a nurse into the room so that he could get something to dull the pain he had a stash of good shit that he kept hidden at home. Like it was al capone's vault but here at the hospital. He was at the mercy of others. Jack london one of the cost. Total mortgage was paying attention. The house you hit the combat belonged to jack. London way back the naturalist sure jack wanted. Morgan knew that may he's still didn't care. The cop went on wolf houses. But the places called those ruins near the house you fucking ran into fire. Burnt the place to the ground before they even finish building decades ago places on some national historic register. Simple ship the first. Call piped up. Do you hear that you ran into a historic register jack. London did his fair share of roaming dropping out of school and hanging around berkeley to was a man after morgan zone heart. Maybe jack london would have forgiven. Seth morgan for catapulting his bike into the side of his old house. The current owners. Not so much then. The cop switch gears. They were done breaking the ice. The cops asked morgan about her. Not the sausalito chick riding backside on the harley the other one the one before the girl from nine thousand nine hundred seventy one of the cops got out a small notebook in turn to a clean page. California was a small world. They said they knew the he. Seth morgan have been engaged to janice joplin. Not even a year ago. They knew he called down to city hall to inquire about getting a marriage license shortly before death and they knew that he was the closest person on earth janice joplin when she was found dead in the landmark motor hotel that october evening. They wanted to know everything he knew about that particular october eating where was he. What was he doing. When did he talk with their last year. Last why did he want to marry janice job. What exactly happened to perl mortgage deny being engaged. Chanice didn't deny that he was flying. La that night to see her that they have plans but he didn't have anything else to say about her son. He news right. Plus you'd already talked to the cops. Los angeles when it first happened. He told them everything knew. He didn't know what these sausalito cops at her south. Morgan might be a lot of things drug dealer poet fuck up but he was not suspect. The rumor mill gone into overdrive genocide. Just days after her body was found by john. Cook after not showing up for that day's recording session conspiracy theories were all the rage. Did you hear janice. Joplin was killed by john. Sky neier was jealous girl. You know what they say about who she liked between the sheets hold up. It was the cia and the fbi did watching it ever. Since the ghetto she was to progressive in enemy of the conservative state The feds bullshit. It was the mafia. You don't think jesse connections to made men come on capable men qualified meant the ice differ simone drug debt men. Don't kid yourself well. To be honest. I heard from a friend who heard from the second cousin happened over here. Conversation at barney's beanery in los angeles and it's all partisan rock and roll hit. It was the same people who did jimi hendrix last month in london. You just watch. Jack moore rollers gonna wind up dead real soon.

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Ethan Hawke on His Book 'A Bright Ray of Darkness'

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

01:40 min | 1 year ago

Ethan Hawke on His Book 'A Bright Ray of Darkness'

"Yes i know. Ethan hawke is a famous actor and hardly means it introduction. He started more than eighty movies. Many of which have made their mark in geist. You've seen him in everything from dead poets society in reality bites to the before trilogy and boyhood ethan hawke is also a writer. In fact in high school he wanted to be a writer before becoming interested in acting over his nearly four decade career. he's managed to do and then today. I'm going to talk with him about his latest novel of great ray of darkness and his revert performance as john brown in the showtime series. The good lord burnt. Ethan hawke welcome to design matters. Well thanks for having me. It's a pleasure to be here even. Is it true that when you were growing up. You had fantasies of becoming a merchant marine. That is very true. Well i was a big jack. London fan you know and i had a kid who lived down the street from me than i was nick and he liked jack london and he was really cool. You know when you're sixteen. Seventeen year olds just feels like he's got the world by the scruff of the neck and He went off to be a merchant marine and live off his jack london fantasies. I have no idea what happened to him. But we used to read books together and talk about them. And i thought he was. You know. I wanted to be just like him but i also want to be just like jack london and so i thought that might be a great avenue to chase down an interesting life to disappear into the seas the comeback. Somebody interesting pretty boring. As i was

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Will Oysters Ever Make a Comeback in the Bay?

Bay Curious

07:56 min | 2 years ago

Will Oysters Ever Make a Comeback in the Bay?

"The ocean that's reporter khloe veldman even with a couple of friends so tough khloe. Sorry tough katrina. What's a tough assignment. I eat always does all the time. But i had actually never tried this type. It's called an olympia oyster or ali for short. Oh i've never heard of that kind. Are they like well. They're much smaller than the oysters. Most of us in the bay area a familiar with they taste kind of coppery and pungent and this special because they are native to the san francisco bay. But the oysters you just heard me and my friend guzzling actually harvested from our bay scientists. Say it's still too polluted from agricultural runoff and other chemicals like mercury instead. These came from a farm in washington state. However for thousands of years the olympia grew locally in vast numbers three generations back would be a safe to say that our family last word gathering oysters from the bayshore east bay alone chef and food activist vincent medina says the only was a dietary staple for many local tribes including his own ancestors in raw they would also be cooked in earth ovens underneath the ground and with of sea lettuces and different types of seaweed acorn sue vicious meals matthew buca is an environmental historian and has written a book all about the bays voice to full past. He says olympia oysters. All along the west coast stretching from alaska all the way down into central mexico all these perfectly adapted to survive the cold waters of san francisco bay but they need rocky surfaces to grow on matthew says by the mid eighteen hundreds thousands of years of slow sea level rise and melting sierra. Glaciers made the bay muddier. And that's bad for all these. They were struggling. Basically then the gold rush hit and brought thousands of golden protein hungry settlers. It didn't take long for them to destroy the local population forcing oystermen to look further afield. All the estuaries of the west coast are essentially mind for there to satisfy this endless demand from san francisco. Matthew says soon even those far-flung habitats had been plundered. There were relatively few all east left on the entire west coast but there was still a demand for them. So entrepreneurs took to importing non native varieties from the east coast. You can capture baby. Easter's barrel them up. Put them on. Board schooners later on board unrefrigerated train cars ship them across the entire united states and then they would be placed into san francisco. Bay on privately owned tied lands and harvested as crop demand for always was so high pirates frequently raided the beds bay area native. Jack london tells us about it in his autobiographical novel. John barley corn the winds of adventure blew the oyster pirates. Loops up and down san francisco bay. Before london became famous writer. he was among other things. An infamous oyster pirate every raid on. An- bed was a felony. The ofa glamorized his experience stealing oysters from the bay by night and selling them in the oakland markets the next morning in several literary works and behind it all behind all of me with you. A bubble whispered romance adventure but even the imported oysters didn't survive in the san francisco. Bay for long the already muddy waters were made worse by mining in the sierra during the gold rushes. This turned up more modern sanders sweat downriver. So the san francisco bay historian matthew book says grow moved their atlantic choices to the south bay when mantras less of a problem but heavy industry and human sewage polluted. The bay waters a rash of deaths connected to eating contaminated puts an end to the san francisco bay oyster industry so by the early twentieth century. There are plenty of oyster bay but the people eating them are no longer so sure if this is the right. Food in the nineteen thirties bombing resumed in the clean waters of drake's in somalia's base north of san francisco but the focus especially after world. War two was on pacific oyster varieties from japan. Interesting cultivating the native olympia oyster as a food source dwindled. It still hasn't really come back. So will we ever be able to eat the native only ounce of the bay again even though no always does a grown in san francisco bay food there are efforts to bring them back to help restore the based delicate ecosystem and ecologists have focused on the native. Only that once thrived here sickle spot. Oh you been question. Scott joseph fletcher at the bay natives. Plant nursery in the bayview to interview linda hunter. She's the founder and director of the wild oyster project. Oysters have so many wonderful benefits. Linda tells us does have superpowers. So one grown oyster can filter fifty gallons of water a day. Oysters helped maintain the balance of marine ecosystem but reducing algae and sediment that can contribute to low oxygen levels causing other marine life to die. There's also the fact that oysters provide have attacked for other critters we as cluster on discarded shells rocks peers and heart submerged surfaces. They fuse together. As they grow forming these rock like reefs that make ideal homes for other marine animals. Implants into says the protect coastal lands by reducing the impacts of storm wife's. It's been proven that voice to rapes attenuate. The effects of rising tides caused by the wild oyster projects is trying to rebuild these reefs. That works starts with collecting discarded oyster shells from local restaurants and piling them. Up part sites like bay natives shows in. Linda says eventually these shells will be built into reefs unplaced in the bay. The idea is for these manmade reefs to attract native voices and as a result other wildlife like ill gross salmon crabs egrets says. They've already installed reefs near alameda. Point pinot the first to reflect the at point panel in richmond. I got a phone call from a fisherman who is complaining that his fishing line had been snagged on one of our reef balls. And i said Have you noticed more fish. And he said yes. I have thank you very much. But before they can be turned into reefs. The oyster shells needs to be clete. And that's where the chickens come in. They natives is home to about two dozen chickens. This is the chicken launch. There's not chickens. you have to clean the shell. Otherwise they get stinky and they attract kinds of critters. Should we feed the ins- off the shelves at cleaned laid out in the sun and several years later gobi ready to use annoy staff. This curing process helps kill any harmful bacteria and houghton's the shells. We have plenty of show. We have over ten thousand times here. Linda tells joseph. The projects has been relying more heavily on individual choice to eaters recently since covid nineteen shelter in place. orders have shut down many local restaurants. We are encouraging people to save their own trucks. Bring by one insights. Now you know what to do just dump them in the lounge

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"jack london" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"jack london" Discussed on WTOP

"Here's Jeff label Record Closes again for the S and P. 500. The NASDAQ new Filings for Unemployment benefits in Maryland rose sharply last week. The initial claims fell in D. C and Virginia Giant food has expanded its corporate headquarters in Landover and hired an additional 70 corporate employees see a CI internationals. Longtime CEO Jack London credited with growing see a CI into one of the D C areas. Biggest I T contractors has died. London was 83. Jeff play ball Wtlv. Tokyo stocks are down about a half percent. Australia is down a quarter percent the same with South Korea's Kospi straight ahead on w t. O P. How Dr Fauci describes working with President Biden versus President Trump. It's a 26. What happens when you take almost 300,000 carrying CVS health employees, setting up covert 19 testing sites in more than 4700 communities, administering more than 10 million tests, providing the vaccine and long term care facilities and bringing healthcare closer to home with prescription delivery, virtual visits and mental health services. Deliver quality health care right into neighborhoods, homes and hands. You get health care from the heart. You get CVS Health. I'm Dave told in real time Traffic reporting is rough. The cameras could be dark information could be slow to take shape. But what you hear on the eight is special because it's often the first time it's reported, and it's because of your calls at the scene, they could mean the difference between 15 minutes lost and getting out ahead of a major crash when you tell us which lanes are blocked week until everyone else behind you. How to get by, and that's the W T o P difference. Traffic on the eights email traffic tips that w t o p com or call it in 8663 or four w t O P. There's a proposal tonight to delay former President Trump's impeachment trial. We'll have details ahead 8 27 years Kirk Iverson, the principal and government, intelligent automation leader at KPMG on modern government, emerging.

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"jack london" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"jack london" Discussed on WTOP

"You finally saw unemployment benefits last week pulled back from what had been the highest level since August. Still, another 900,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time claims were up in Maryland. Although they were down in the district and in Virginia See a CI internationals, longtime CEO and executive chairman Jack London has died. Under joint, See a CIA in 1972 and served a CEO until 2007. He gets credit for growing C, A C and one of the D C area's biggest IittIe contractors. In part through nearly 80 acquisitions. Jack London was 83 Deftly well WCup NEWS Up ahead on w T o P President Biden unveils his Aggressive Cove in Action plan Today. It's 10 57 years, Emily Craig of Partner for Talent and Transformation at IBM US Federal on how technology can rev. A federal talent and skill development sponsored by IBM. There's so much information if you look at all the different position descriptions, all the personnel structures and the data that they have about the people who are doing those different jobs in the data that they have, like it's a great use case for artificial intelligence. Listen to the entire discussion on federal news Network search IBM. Today's government agencies have a significant gap between the skills they have and the skills they need. How can agencies keep up with talented man's while also meeting their mission objectives building acquire the.

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Bathsheba Demuth: Environmental Historian

Eyes on Conservation Podcast

08:37 min | 3 years ago

Bathsheba Demuth: Environmental Historian

"This episode of is on Conservation I spoke with author and environmental historian Bethsheba. Demuth Demuth is an assistant professor at Brown University who specializes in the intersection between humans. Ecosystems ideas in history the work that I do as an environmental historian is broadly focused on the North American and Russian Arctic and particularly the relationships between people and animals and people in Ecosystems. More broadly over the past two hundred years or so. We talked over. Skype demuth was in fairbanks as the professor was performing research for her new book. Her first book is titled Floating Coast and Environmental History of the Bering Straits. Npr called it. A quote deeply studied deeply felt book that lays out a devastating complex history of change notes. What faces us now and dares us to imagine better in quote as we proceed and get into this interview. I will note that I spoke with Professor Demuth while she was at the university library so it can be a little loud in the background at times. It's a busy place. I can promise you however that this will be one of the most compelling and interesting accounts of the history of whaling that you had ever you look so cold yes. It's a little chilly up here. What's the what's the weather like right? Now it's actually a pretty Balmy day today. It's about twenty degrees. It was about fifty degrees colder here last week. You've you've draw the line pretty much anything around ten. Just can't do it for me of all the things that makes this whole conversation. That much more interesting demuth was actually drawn to the Arctic in her young adult life and even lived in the Yukon for two years. And yes doing all the things that you're imagining right now tracking bears hunting. Caribou FISHING SALMON. And yes even. Husky Mushin Dog sledding and no. I'm not making that up. She's that for real your your first journeys out there. If I understand right was your running dog sled yes so when I was eighteen I decided to take a gap year as we. Now call them although they weren't really called then And went to a little community north of the Arctic Circle in the Yukon territory to be a dog handler which is basically an apprentice to somebody who has a dog team and I knew nothing about sled dogs. When I moved up there I was eighteen so I thought I knew something about things but I really didn't. And that was my first introduction to the Arctic. Okay and how long you said you do that for two years. Yes do you. Do you still remember how to do it? I mean I. It's kind of like riding a bicycle except in this particular case. You're working with dogs so you can remember how to do the physical pieces of it but you also need to have a relationship with animals. You're working with so. I'm sure that if I had a team and I spent a lot of time with them would would all come back because I would be making that relationship with dogs but I'd like a bicycle. You can't just grab one and go right right. Yeah that makes sense You don't have to get to know your bike. I right I probably ended up working appear because my dad read me too much Jack London when I was a kid. So there's definitely a literary connection in there now. I could do a really poor job of basically giving it a synopsis of the Book. Or I'm sure it would be much more articulate coming from you Tell us a little bit more about the Soviet whaling And more specifically what you found so fascinating a about that topic. Yes the book that I published. Just this past fall called floating coast looks at basically the the past two hundred years or so along the Bering Strait both the Russian Arctic and in the US Arctic. It's a it's a two country history but because it's an environmental history in some ways it's a history of no country because it's looking at processes an an animals that don't really matched onto nation state borders and the the the project is kind book ended no Pun intended by could have two episodes of large scale whaling the first one being in the nineteenth century for market whalers capitalist wailers most of them coming from New England in fact some of them from where I now live in Providence. Who were coming up to kill bowhead. Whales for oil for lamp oil mostly and then the book closes with a couple of chapters about Soviet whaling in the twentieth century. Which in many ways is just the socialist analog to the to the capitalist wailing in that it is Quite excessive it kills whales far outside their capacity to to reproduce. And keep keep up with the demand and those kind of frames of the book in some ways. Show the things that I found really interesting about this part of the world as a historian. Who's interested in the ways that people's ideas influence the environments? They live in and vice versa. Which is that. It's a it's a place that has a very similar ecology on both sides of the Bering Strait. If you drop down on the peninsula or the seward Peninsula Chukchi Peninsulas in Russia and the seward Peninsula's in Alaska. He can't really tell one from the other right. And let's you know the place extremely well. Because the the flora and the fauna in geology are really comparable but of course in the twentieth century. It gets split by these two big economic ideologies that imagine each other in opposition. Which is you know. Capitalism and socialism. So it's kind of a natural experiment to see how these two ways of managing environments in some sense that the Soviet Union the United States brought with them interact with Arctic species and in the case of Wales they do it very similarly which is more or less trying to kill everywhere they possibly can ya. It's like it's kind of shocking especially when you talk about like as a concern of how many whales are being impacted or what that's doing to the ecosystem comes up that the answer kind of always came back to will. Don't worry. Technology will save us from. That will deliver a positive outcome. Okay can you elaborate on that? Yes this was one of the really interesting commonalities I found between two groups of whalers who were operating hundred years apart from each other or more and in two extremely different cultural and economic contexts is at the end of nineteenth century moby. Dick STYLE TALL SHIP. Whalers call me. Ishmael an ordinary seaman before the mast on the good ship check. What found out a man on Christmas Day of the year? Eighteen forty four on a thousand days. Voight very aware that when they entered a new population of Wales and a piece of the ocean that they hadn't been hunting in before that they would they called. Wailing it out or fishing it out that they would kill off an enormous number of the animals that were that were available locally and that they were doing this and getting further and further from home. So they're aware and using the word extinction by the end of the nineteenth century but at the same time as they're talking about extinction they're basically saying well if we put in place some technological Improvements if our ships get faster. If we're more able to navigate around the sea ice will be able to still catch these whales and there was this kind of belief that because Wales were really intelligent. And all of the whalers nudists and talk about this in detail that there were more whales. They were just shy or had gotten smart and were hiding in new places. So there's actually a couple of lines in Moby Dick Melville talks about you know the whales are just hiding behind the Arctic Sea ice and then after the Second World War the Soviet Union sort of follows the same pattern in that they have very sophisticated marine biology by that point in many ways the the research that so the marine biologist or doing is ahead of what's happening in the United States particularly when it comes to studying ways that whales are social animals and able to communicate vocally with each other They're they're way ahead of what's happening in English. Speaking Countries but at the same time as an aware that that the populations of wheels are dropping but at the same time. They're convinced that as long as they just kind of keep putting more technology online. They're going to be able to keep killing

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