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Viggo Mortensen on new movie 'Falling'
"This is popcorn when we talk about. What's out there at the movies. There's a movie out there now. Called falling vigo mortenson. My guest is starring in it with this time in this movie falling. He also directs. It's the first time it's his feature directing debut and it's in many ways at top story but it's vigo to me. It's him saying. I'm going to take this on and see what happens. And what happens is so incredibly moving so figo. Welcome good to have you. Thanks is wonderful to see again. What i can't say. What attracted you to this because you wrote. This is something that came out of your own head and it feels very personal to me. But i don't know just help personnel. This it is personal but it's also I mean it's largely a fiction fictional family but the foundation of it is feelings. I have for my mother especially but by connection to my father as well into my childhood and adolescence so there are elements of truth. As far as i remember an memory subjected that after do with my upbringing and even with the aspect of dementia that that's dealt within the story. I've had a lot of experience with that. Both my parents stepfather grandparents. I've seen it up close in a caregiver. And it's something i wanted to explore. I wanted to explore the limits if there are any communication especially with people that you have a hard time communicating with other. I wanted to just more than anything asks questions. Rather than give answers. Ask myself questions and maybe half the audience are the people that you can't communicate with our the people. Obviously there are people that want to communicate with are there. People don't deserve to be communicated with or listen to i personally. Don't think so. But as person makes their own decision about that. It's i wanted to look fine. I wanted to explore the idea of empathy of communication and closer. We've gotten to the release of this movie. Which is february fifth. Us canada unexpectedly an away. Unfortunately this movie and the polarization the conflicts with this family that it deals with problems of communication are more timely than ever. Well i mean we come in the way i see admit point even low. Your movie is there's a great many flashbacks. And i should just say up front. That basically you're playing a gay man with a father who is suddenly hit by the ravages of dementia. It may even early onset and yet through the flashbacks in what we say we see. This man has always been difficult. He's been more than a handful. You know he's a racist in him. There's a person who can be a bowling and yet through the flashbacks to we see that he's capable of love. He's hard to take and yet we feel that we haven't seen except toward the end of the movie. What it was like when your character decides. I'm not gonna play at his wet. I'm going to try to give something. That is empathetic rather than something. That's hostile john. Is that yard. You're in sub it in your own life when you dealt with now in. My father wasn't anywhere near as difficult to deal with. We had better communication than john willis do in this story though sunan father but but my father was a man of his generation. He was not american use denmark but he was raised on a farm born during the depression went through the german occupation during world. War two ran away from home when he was fourteen You know self taught person who then eventually after he married. My mother moved the united states. He somehow got into business. School finished it in half the time by doing night courses nine. Just a determined person. Very self reliant. But like many men of that generation he was kind of even in his gentlest moments. A my way or the highway kind of guy. And that's just the way it was. And then you didn't adapt to changing times that well either the sixties the seventies is like what the hell's going on from their point of view. Why can't things just be the way they should be in. Men and women are women all that stuff and so there was a bit of that on my dad but but he was nowhere near as it was not as much of a conflict as you as i depicted in the movie. It's a fiction as i say this story. Even those became a father son story a basically the moral conscience to like the the the the fulcrum emotionally morally of the story really is is the mother for me. Is gwen by hannah. Gross the inspiration and the reason that they argue a lot. You know both father and son and also father and daughter. My sister played by laura. Linney the bone of contention. Is gwen a lot. So that was an important role and i. I guess that character resembles my mother and my relationship with that character in in the movie is more like my relationship with my mother than than the relationship with the father's like my own father. There's there's a lot of you that i see in this character in terms of how you play it and also how you directed wrote it which is nature of you know we see this man. He grew up in loved the farm. He loved it. He related to the horses to the answers like you. you know. there's something about nature where the best of him somehow is shown when he's with these animals he can't seem to rang. The embassy has them to is actual family which people in general yeah. It's just kind of tragic when it is said it is said and you know it's no accident that the first third of the movie threaded through it is this sequence that has to do with the duck the sequence of events right from seeing it shooting it bathing when it's sleeping with plucking cooking it and then finally you know eating it sharing it that way. let's that john that grows up to be your character of sleep. Was the dead duck. He lets him do that. He does some well. Yeah that whole thing. The story was away to introduce among things. What you're talking about the relationship that that family has with nature expos with life and death and all that would nature you. You all grow up for time on on a farm. I grew up in part. I bo bo cities and farms. I mean i learned to ride horses. When i was really little when i when i could walk and And my dad was someone who was raised on a farm And he introduced me and my brothers at the earliest possible age to campaign to know how to make a fire to forests and rivers and animals and fishing and hunting. And all those things. So i was very much part of my
"john willis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Making real estate deals with interstate corporations. Hard was he able to purchase like I'm curious as to why you don't back then how did he even get that money to purchase land? And 1904 good question to begin figuring out Charlie and Matty's lives. I called up another historian guy named John Willis, who several years ago had the same kind of head scratching moment that I had When I saw Charlie's deed, he wrote a book called For Gotten Time. The Yazoo, Mississippi Delta After the Civil War. I Came across a strange statistic in the census records, and this book really was an effort to figure that out. I had two questions. Why was it in 1900 that two thirds of the farm owners in the delta were black? And why did it change so dramatically that nobody's ever heard of all these black farmers, not just farmers, but farm owners? Well, so I have encountered one of those families. They It's a family that has the land that they bought still in their family today that I give him the quick recap for need. His grandmother inherited the land in the 19 forties for Nita assumed it came from 40 acres and a mule until I found Charlie Dobson's 1904 Land deal. Tell me little bit more about what you know about the Dobson family, So I have traced it back to a guy named Charlie. Everything I know comes from the census records, which are totally clear, but from what I can tell. Sometime before the turn of the century, Charlie and Addie migrated to the delta from North Carolina. They appear to have been born in the 18 seventies. So again, first generation born after emancipation. That means Charlie was about 20 years old. When they moved at. He was younger. I imagine them flush with the certainty of their youth packing up to track some 7 800 Miles trying to make a life somewhere. I wonder how that felt? I mean, did it seem like an incredible risk to be a young black couple traversing the South, presumably without much money are was it actually kind of exciting because hey, what's there to lose? John Willis says. Whatever the Dobson's felt they were actually quite typical of the time they were at the tail end of the first mass migration of black Americans. A lot of people were moving around after slavery. More than three million people formerly enslaved, looking for opportunity movement was the rule, not the exception. We know that they're really three main sorts of places that ex slaves went. After their freed Ah, lot of them went to the city to just get a totally new life. Others went to establish plantation belts where they could get work on farms. The third place that slaves went were places like the Delta places with undeveloped available land. Not long after he was born. The delta was still 90% wilderness, and when I say wilderness, I mean it's subject to overflow from the Mississippi. It's covered in tall forests of hardwood trees. It's still got black bears and panthers roaming around and what's been going on throughout his life. By the time he buys that land is that black farmers have been moving in and working their way up from renting often to being able to own their land. And it's a weird situation. It's not like any other part of the South. We know of. These air farmers who are owning at one point on average 180 acres. At another point, the average was 160 acres. These air, sizable plots of land, and this was the most fertile land known anywhere on the earth. And if you were able to gain control of some of this land, you had a good chance to be able to support yourself and maybe maybe buy more. But still.
"john willis" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And the happy Friday afternoon to you the sun is shining bright with that brings a smile to your face and he's I'm certain times it's one oh seven in the afternoon Jon Hansen in for an end of long days I'll take you up to three o'clock we will have the president's press conference at two o'clock at least that's when he's slated to start talking and then also on two thirty I believe it's still on the schedule the governor Pritzker will be doing his daily press conference right around two thirty our aim is to bring you all of that and any of the breaking news I know that a lot of schools are starting to announce here and there that things are changing the fluid situation the archdiocese of Chicago are canceling their classes starting next week if I were to talk to a doctor Jim Rick the superintendent coming up in just a few minutes act to kind of talk through the reasoning although do we need a reason anymore I think it's pretty obvious what's going on here I wouldn't be surprised to see more announcements here on this Friday afternoon yeah and ever changing situation and here WG and we're just going to kind of hold your hand catcher through it and be the sounding board if you need it three one two ninety one seventy two hundred which is talking with Stephen Ryan and Kim Gordon the newsreel about the feel that this has been just the changes in the last twenty four to forty eight hours trying to I don't know if there's anything to compare it to in my lifetime I was around obviously during nine eleven which was of course striking and shocking and I'll just give you a lot of fear but I don't know if it's if you're going to the grocery store for a lot of people and it was I want to say short lived but it was different this is of course worldwide and it's kind of change I think in a lot of things we aren't all even an agreement in terms of how much we need to be worried about stuff a lot of people out there still saying that everything is overblown and not that there aren't a micro over reactions out there I'm sure but I do appreciate the concerns that people are taking including the sports franchises the league's and the concert events all that sort of stuff an inconvenience to be sure but I don't know what you're doing this weekend three one two ninety one seventy two hundred is it just plopping on the couch and finding and catching up on some Netflix or are you gonna get together with some friends for the Saint paddy's is that you know does a corona virus be damned if you're going out to the bars this weekend three one two ninety one seventy two hundred just calling to get a pulse of a what's going on Anna is it's good to be back next week so in case you've been missing her I know a lot of questions coming on the text line but through to ninety one seventy two hundred are you doing anything different which got a check for the eight one five a large churches such as willow creek little creek excuse me moving to online only services I'm sorry what was the church yeah I don't know we'll truck will creek yeah we'll creek moving to online only services make sense out of the schools are doing the same thing well all the Catholic churches have shut out you know the clothes so I don't know what it is for you know just living a normal life per trip what are you doing I mean my move normal life is to wake up and sit around all day the Sheik in the routine all that much right in with me that's no problem at all you know learn laughter you do anything different this weekend I was actually thinking the same thing as Steve even though I'm thirty I still just wake up and set her up yeah I don't think that is that every now and then there on the Saturday before as we celebrate all of it sometimes go to a bar but I don't think I'm gonna do that yeah I kind of think big gatherings especially with a lot of alcohol and potentially leaving your drink and someone else sips from use it from it's probably not the best idea so if you're not there for St Patrick's day John Willis I don't know not to my friends a wall that was your whole new year's eve party comes along that was just what I said that I had to stay up to midnight because if you don't you don't even realize that the moment happened yeah no I think it's a patch but it doesn't have the same effect on me six three oh says I'm pounding ever clearing going to the bars okay I don't know if that's an joke but there you go I got a text from the eight four seven eleven aids lanes open at least eight people deep in every lane I think we talk about grocery shopping sell woman with an entire cart full of Raman noodles another guy with nothing but beer so an eclectic set of choices Christine chimes in baking co getting a jump on spring cleaning as a lot of people chiming in with that sort of stuff yeah I don't know no a lot of people of their own mind this at all James James are diligently doing this weekend so are you Hey there I'm actually a bit of a homebody myself so it's funny because I all I got all my friends and everything like that then Hey James what what so what do you undertone you can't go out or anything like that so for for me if not works then video games and it would be watching sports bar for such a wall a suspended on that but we all of course for good reasons no one thing go ahead I'm sorry now is because I don't make excuses now yeah and according to is I'm kinda like Sheldon from Big Bang theory where I'm a bit of a germaphobe so now they're all like do you know what would what would you do hi how do you end up seeing so quick because I mean I haven't gotten sick in like over a year or so I must be doing something right so you've been living this life already for awhile ha yes yeah that's good stuff Hey James thanks for calling thank you Sir enjoy your normal weekend three one two ninety one seventy two hundred what are you doing this weekend talking about some people chiming in I can't even go to the gym I'm worried about going to the gym we want to see this finally given in to my wife painting the kitchen cabinets there we go get the honey do list done or whatever you need to do to catch up around the house you know why shower curtain fell down the other day birch ran I don't know how to get it up but I'm determined to get it up this weekend that's my goal three one two ninety one seventy two hundred if you're really morbid and you like board games there is a pandemic board game and if you get the legacy version is kind of one of those extended place but you need a team of four so if you have a family of four a fun game actually pandemic all right yeah a little macabre that's okay the seven seven three says painting the kitchen this weekend alot of people getting a gallon up eight four seven chimed in about the grocery shopping couldn't get into the Costco parking lot I went to jul yesterday was in the early afternoon and I didn't have any problem that there was toilet paper there there was as up in the lake view neighborhood I got some just some nyquil day quil some Tylenol some ibuprofen not going to take all of it at once but I just wanted to things like fever reducers in case you know you do get a little sick whether it's the flu or see that sound smarter than toilet paper right well I mean they're both smart but I also did get four does your pizzas so that one maybe not so much worse you have an expert on a little bit to talk about how you can be what what you can best eat during this time to help your body the best way possible no magic pills or anything like that no supplement sort of stuff but what you can actually do to maybe make your immune system as strong as it can be during this time getting some pictures of the cosco in Rockford Illinois the checkout line this morning boy you can't see the picture I'm looking at but it looks like it goes from the end of the the the the the little part place re at the check out counter all the way down to the end of the storm lines everywhere to do forces working all day Saturday to go to a St Patrick's day party and Saturday nine spend the day relaxing like I normally do on Sunday all right you're gonna keep on partying seven seven three says watching the movie contagion tale yeah I yeah I mean I don't know there's a lot of people sit around watching movies I know that folks in Italy we talked to someone whose there this morning on the show I co host on the jam a weekday mornings on C. W. twenty six stuck to a script it was someone in Italy and the let us know that pornhub's offering free premium services in Italy to ease coronavirus pain so if you maybe they'll bring that soon to us if that is needed that's where the way you want to swing through one two ninety one seventy two and what you doing this weekend we're going to hopefully get the superintendent of a Catholic schools on the line a little bit but for right now quick commercial break on WGN cool if you could see what I'm seeing right now but she is really soft the G. tasty toasty breakfast deal for my belly that's right it's your favorite McDonald's breakfast Sammie and right now you can pick two of them for just four blocks from the bacon egg and cheese biscuit sausage McMuffin with egg and bacon egg and cheese.
"john willis" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Cantonese time three thirty four informative and entertaining Wisconsin's afternoon news on WTMJ in for John Willis's here Gregg is here Debbie Kyle producing the big show today of course new year's eve tomorrow night and then here we are two twenty twenty yeah it's interesting I don't even know if people do this anymore but resolutions and goals for the new year is something that you think about a gas and you know that's a tradition and also an age old tradition is breaking those resolutions everywhere in February yeah I recently spoke with UW Madison clinical professor in the school of human ecology doctor Christine wheeling about how we can maybe make goals that were less likely to break first mistake that we always late either we bite off more than we can chew so we think about five or ten different new year's resolution that we want to engage in a combat are ourselves and to completely change things in our lives the problem is that the more things that you try to change the last you'll actually be able to change my recommendation based on a lot of research is to pick one maybe two things and really focus your energy there that is the number one best way to actually get a new year's resolution to laughs past okay mid February so how long does it take for a new habit to stick the first thirty days are really crucial in terms of making it happen yeah but if you can get and you have the perfect for ninety days like about a three month period then you are much more likely to succeed with that in the long term I think everyone also should be gentle with themselves if we use that a new year's resolution and then by mid February it's not working out for you part of making behavior change is to try it out and then we get and you can play listen why is this not working for me why is this not happening in my schedule and then rather than blame yourself yeah here instead think about a new strategy for how you can look forward and my final bit of advice is always if you're not getting done what you think you want to get done is actually not the change that you want to make to have the desired outcome yeah we all say we wanna lose fiber can have that really there may be some bigger feeling behind that and it's better to address the bigger feeling that truck thing about five or ten pounds if you think about that so a couple of things one does anyone remember what the resolution was last year I DO is this the same one right it's like the thing whenever okay were you successful in it now it's a hard one now hi Jerry now also it doesn't when I say it it's gonna sound ridiculous and it's going to sound like it should be really easy to do through my resolution was to sit up straight straighter everyday because I saw a lot of time this year I slouch every day in my life and it's really hard to sit up straight so I constantly remind myself during the day too okay sit up straight up surreal yeah I I like that one see that one's a little bit memorable likes Good Housekeeping came up with some good ones that it's like explore new hobby or cook one new thing weekly like every every week cook something different now that I feel like it's a little bit more unique in the actual resolution that I don't know it's the it's let's cliche it's not lose ten pounds is not be a better person I tried to make sure I saw each one of my first cousins well that's one of the calendar year how many are there so there's three so my mom's brother and have three sons one works for apple in San Jose and the other to live in the Minneapolis area okay so it's a six a commitment in planning and I love that off I I want to make sure that we never lose touch they're also part of us growing up and I want to continue and they all kids we have kids in support males and one okay I'll give you that one here's a good one sanitize your phone weekly we check our phones a gazillion times a day and you've taken years into the ladies room in the men's room you're not the only one that means phones carry about ten times as much bacteria is most toilet seats has one micro biologist and you're right about that because I I took mine in the bathroom several times today I have never now I'm self thing nine eleven times at home or you you put this you put the phone in while it's charging and then it it's like it's like shoots UV rays at it really really talking to a gadget here about her yeah it's coming up is another one here's another one from Good Housekeeping take back your lunch break if you start your Sammy at your desk while skimming the web you're in good company only one in five Americans actually takes a lunch break and that name is John mark here he's the only one I never take a lunch break no I was getting easy only but yeah so that's one that would take it back Melissa demand a lunch break take it back I never once I can't take it back if you don't some of the days if you'd like I'm the only unique one I don't like the W. one or the Melissa one or the great one I don't like the lose ten pounds to give us a good one on the economic is talking tech line eight five five six one six one six twenty eight five five six one six one six twenty years was to be a better person a thousand some like that only well I was actually due to to write in a journal all other bases I just started that yesterday did you like it I mean I did I get I got early far and then I got to frustrated with the whole selling thing and I just gave up it started up again that's on this list to write to yourself it's a three forty hi this is Jon Neil CPA firm right choice tax resolution services.
"john willis" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"So in eighteen sixty there's a special election in new orleans <hes> to fill a seat formerly occupied by james man who was a democrat and he had died in office and menard who was a republicans because show how different <hes> press parties were in those days in the today <hes> was elected on november third to the seat in louisiana's second congressional district in the one with the majority of votes and this is this historical moment because he became the very first african american american to do that inter in a real pill or someone who at the very least was not happy the election and that is caleb s hunt who was menards opponent in this situation caleb s hunt takes this to the house committee on on elections and he says look this is this is not right and has s hunt did did not comply with congressional law and because he did not comply hunt was technically not able to contest the election results and then minority also flexes a little and says you know i got more than sixty four percent of the vote which is really good if we're being an honest but as you said no despite his speech the committee of elections decided to rule against minorities and they did not give him the seat that he won again by the popular vote but they also did not give the job to caleb s hunt. Would you have to wonder like how was this guy. Just universally disliked. They would seem so give anybody. They didn't give anybody a shot at the throne thrown <hes> they said according to the committee they're they're finding was that both candidates were quote lacking in qualification and james garfield who went on to become the president was at the time a member of that congress and he made a very pointed motion saying quote. It was too early to admit a negro to the u._s. Congress and that the seat be declared vacant and the salary of five thousand dollars saved wonder who's pocket doc at that goes back into well. That's the weird part too because yes absolutely the seat is left vacant for the rest of the fortieth congressional term but in the next election someone does by the seat a fellow named joseph rainey. Joseph rany is also an african american and menard hard at least according to the source. I could find minority still got paid as though he won the seat so whatever garfield is saying. Is it really true. <hes> ah well maybe it was true at the beginning but somehow minority ended up with money really yeah interesting and obviously you know to garfield points or or counter to his point. Wasn't that much longer before it felt like the right time a black man to one of those seats. So what do you think it was really just <hes>. They thought it was too soon. Do you think it was obviously a debate. Do you think it was outright. Racism because obviously you can pass a law that says you have to treat black people the same as everybody else but that that law doesn't change hearts and minds right overnight right yeah. The letter of the law doesn't always equate to the practice of the law yeah. I think i mean clearly okay and this is just my opinion. It would be naive to assume that racism was not a huge or indeed v. the primary factor here you know when we consider the context of the time the fragile socio political environment left in the wake of the civil level war of course stuff like this is happening even more. I don't know it's unfair to say more than normal but yes it is of course racism is a huge factor here if anything it's surprising that the government was able to persist in southern states dates in reconstruction yeah aiding a rift that lasted <hes> for multiple generations and in some parts of of the american south people would argue that it's still exists today absolutely and <hes> you know before menard was elected a man by the name of john m langston already held the position of being one of the first black man elected to public office any public office in the u._s. and that's according to house us history lacing actually was an eighteen fifty five ten years before the end of the civil war as a clerk of the township of brown helm ohio <hes> and from eighteen sixty eighteen ninety eight twenty two black men were elected to congress so you really see with the passage of that voting law the change in the voting law the floodgates really opening up but in the southern states that probably would have been really hard pill to swallow and i don't imagine it went over particularly well right away away. Yeah one thing about people is <hes> they. They have an infinite capacity to be disappointing to see it that way but it is true because thing to write he it was in the southern states where that had the highest density of black citizens who all of a sudden were given the franchise and they had been persona non grata non humans treated by their white counterparts now all of a sudden these folks had to make peace with the fact that these people they had treated as property formerly now had the ability to be elected to political office and they had to treat with respect and that would not have been something that would have <hes> just come easily right. Yes ah also consider that this population achieved manual mission in many cases only on paper right the the power the structure of the american south <hes> immediately spent a lot of blood sweat tears time and energy figuring out ways to keep people bull in de facto slavery in fact this reminds me ten generally related there was an excellent article on vice a while back <hes> <hes> let me see by antoinette herrell called blacks were enslaved well into the nineteen sixties. Jim crow laws. Jim crow laws <hes> share cropping in debt slavery like you. You are like that old song company store right right <hes>. That's that's stuff is real. Let me tell.
"john willis" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"Welcome to the show ridiculous historians sean's friends and neighbors. Thank you for tuning in if you are like some of us in the studio today perhaps you <hes> did some extracurriculars is in highschool or maybe even college. Perhaps you were one of those <hes> student council members or something of the ilk. Maybe model you in or so on. Let us know my name's ben are you accusing our audience of being nerds been no no i actually i was in student council and took it pretty far. Yeah it's fair. What about what about you know. <hes> <hes> <hes> civic minded tyke no no. I was an artsy type of narrative. I was in the orchestra and i got beat up for that. Instead of being in student council. Does you physically physically get beat up not really very pacifist job and i went to a finance magnet school so it was cool to be in the orchestra those schools but then i had a real culture shock situation when i switched from my fine arts magnet school to a public high school in birmingham alabama that was primarily focused on sport and it was a real ella adjustment. Let's say rule tied big big roll tide okay. What does that even mean. I you know what tides role <hes>. I remember to somebody about this on a previous episode right <hes> yeah it's for it's for the crimson tide. I hear it's according to urban dictionary. Roll tide can be used as a greeting a departure or to smooth rough ties between people and shut others up roll too so it's a catchall. Let's introduce our super producer casey peg room casey. Were you a student fond of civic organizations in your time. No i was banned kid. I was in the orchestras and the marching band and all that good stuff. You get beaten up. No no. I didn't get beaten up it. Was we had an understanding yeah yeah and you're you're one of the percussion kids right you were on the drumline that is true played played snare and marching band and <hes> tended to place near like orchestra band to ease one of the cooling absolutely. I'm sorry casey. I'm going to keep you on the case for a second long when you say we had an understanding. What do you mean by them. I think we just kind of stuck to our own like territory. You know sure just didn't try to like get up in each other's business by by any other you talking about you guys versus the jocks jocks arlington preppy kids skater kids or whatever it is just like everybody just be cool. Yeah i transverse factions because i did the student council thing for a while iran. The school's literary mag in high school was a drama person but my real key to the owning the means of production was iran the announcements ooh which was quickly became a terrible comedy sketch show keys to the kingdom kingdom my friend and casey on the case and <hes> we are talking about civic organizations or these sorts of extracurricular activities for a reason today you see many people who later go on to be politicians or enter a life of public service purpose start pretty young right in our modern days and for most generations of people listening to the show today we all had something like student council council right meaning that we all had these these ways to practice. What could later be a career. Today's day's episode is about someone who was elected to u._s. Congress and someone who is an historic i in the in congressional history of our country also someone that <hes> i'll just say i had not heard of before i had not either at his name is john willis. Let's minority <hes> and on february twenty seventh eighteen sixty nine. He became the first african american to address the u._s. House he the <hes> was from louisiana and this all had to do with the passage of the fifteenth amendment when african americans were first allowed to vote <hes> john willis menard was born in eighteen thirty eight in randolph county in southern illinois in a town with a really cool name koska. I think he got that you think so. I think so well we'll find out illinois listeners let us know and details of his early life life as you may imagine given the timeframe here or very scarce all that we know the historians know about this is that we're certain his family <hes> what he and his family were free. We think the both of his parents were born in illinois but they may have also had ties to new orleans. Yeah there's indications that they were a a french creole descent exactly exactly you don't minard spent his first eighteen years in this town where he worked on a farm a very normal thing i he attended a school in sports illinois and abolition school and then he went on to attend iberia a college that's right and he was just twenty two when he first published an address to the free colored people of illinois which was a treatise <hes> an abolitionist abolitionist treatise that really espoused his position on the notion that slavery was one of the greatest evils in all mankind that's right so so he already had this this knack for public speech ripe for civil service and during the civil war he became the first african american to work as a clerk at the bureau of immigration at the interior career department in d._c. And this meant that he was going to travel internationally representing the united states he traveled apple to belize and his mission in belize was something that could seem very controversial today. His mission was was to investigate beliefs to evaluate whether it would be a good foreign country for african americans to relocate to do yeah and it's like it's i mean i it's very problematic. It's like were they trying to figure out if they could send them. There was at a place they would go their own free. Will i mean they were free men but the notion of establishing a colony corner given that word is is is rife <hes> in a largely non white a country like that was a little problematic it would be seen as problematic today and he was sent there by president lincoln himself yes exactly and this is the thing if we put ourselves back in the time and place right back in time and place than what we see is that he personally thought this was the right move. He thought this was a good and promising idea and he was by no means alone. This is almost a another branch of the story story he he was on a mission any did believe in this mission however as we know there was not a he was not spearheading a large new colony the in belize he eventually left the interior department to become active in louisiana during reconstruction and he created the two newspapers the free state and then one called the radical standard also during this time people who create an edit it newspapers have this tremendous influence on public discourse and it's no surprise that they are more likely than other people to move into politics politics. This episode of ridiculous history is brought to you by navy federal credit union. Navy federal has a mission to put members. I i by making their financial goals. The priority it's true you can receive a lifetime of membership benefits to help you and your family accomplish. 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"john willis" Discussed on WRKO AM680
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"john willis" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Roughly three million dollars of that cash at casinos in court on Friday. Prosecutors asked the judge to hold Brady without bail revealing. She was in a relationship with her bankruptcy attorney and alleging she planned to flee to Vietnam with him. Once she learned her arrest was imminent. They say she has looking at substantial prison time and will likely also face charges of aggravated identity theft. The judge sided with prosecutors saying her travel plans appeared highly suspicious import breeding defence attorney said she wanted to be at Phnom to visit sick grandmother. And also said, quote, even birdie made off did not initially receive pretrial detention his back in court for bail hearing Kim Kooning from my witness news. We'll put this person in the fuller for candidacy of Bruno of the week. Katya Mulvaney in the Providence Journal says on April seventeenth, south Kingstown. Police announced via social media the arrest of a twenty eight year old Narragansett woman on the charge that she failed to assist Philo drug user in a friend as he overdose. On the powerful and often deadly painkiller fennel. The Facebook post featured a photo of Julia Martin from an arrest years earlier for driving under the influence and detailed police in countering. The victim on the ground outdoors in the fetal position on February the twenty fifth in an apparent opiate overdose overdose. The post which was picked up by the Rhode Island television stations and local news websites. Went on to say that the investigation revealed that Martin had been using fennel with the victim failed to offer reasonable assistance, leaving the suspect to suffer grave physical harm. That's what it said. The police charging Martin of middle bridge road Narragansett with misdemeanor failing to render assistance under the duty to assist law. Now, the post did not identify the man who authorities treated with Narcan took the South County hospital with injuries related to the overdose. A police report however names him as Joshua Pekka Twenty-seven-year-old, south Kingstown. Fishermen who called for Martin's arrest after being hospitalized in critical condition with hyperthermia acute respiratory failure. Monja caused by aspiration and septic shock. So this woman is charged for not calling nine one one when a friend Odid at six fifty NewsRadio nine twenty four seven then go back to the roadways to check in once again with John Willis this report the front to the podcast red pilled, America. No major issues onto ninety five in either direction Forty-six moving well from the Stateline to the ninety five merger. Stop and go ninety five northbound from exit three to exit five watch for solar glare slowdowns ninety five northbound east to Newport. I'm Tom Willis with your southern New England traffic, I'm Patrick Karachi Adrian Cortes. We're the host of red pilled America, storytelling podcast, red pilled. America tells the stories Hollywood the mainstream media don't want you to hear visit the iheartradio app to listen to red hill, America. Here's the forecast, and it's powered by Dunkin. Try delicious, medium chocolate cherry, cold brew. Just a couple of bucks between two and six.
"john willis" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only
"But that that historically hasn't really been a reason why the, you know, the US hasn't really seen that as an obstacle like we're willing to intervene anywhere in the world seems to me. So that I think it's hard to say that Derek that you're wrong. You know in any of what you said except maybe. The literal wording of a mole. I think that. It's it's possible that Trump is actually compromised in some way, I think for me, it's it's more like Trump just doesn't have a moral compass of any kind that's meaningful. And he I think that Trump has no loyalty he has only he has he only favors and tends to speak well of intends to work with people who flatter him or people who make him money. And I think Russia is that Russia made him or potentially was going to maybe still make him a millions. If not billions, I think were some of the deals talked about he has he may make hundreds of millions of dollars in Russia. Either has remind you know, going forward, and I think that's his moral code. He will help those who help him. I don't I don't really think it's a black male thing. I really don't like I think I don't I think he just has such like for me when I think of this blackmail situation. I think of a movie where you know, the government agent. You see he's doing all this bad stuff? And you're like what what is he doing? They must be a bad guy. And it turns out like the terrorists have his wife and kids and he's like super conflicted, but he's doing this bad. So I think for Trump he just doesn't have the part where he cares that he's doing bad stuff. It's like, well, I could do whatever. Oh, these people will make me hundreds of million dollars. Okay. They they say we ought to be out of Syria. Sure. Whatever I'll do that. That's kind of how I think of it. But anyway, I don't know about the troops in Germany and in Korean South Korea. Whatever I'm not sure about the status of that. I don't know what like what are the troops in Germany that you're worried about spits entirely likely that, you know, more about this than I do. I don't really keep up with you know, what how our troops are stationed abroad. I don't know what the troops in Germany are doing that. That you're worried that they'll no longer do. But that's probably just my ignorance, oh feel free to let me know or leave a comment or Email or something. But anyway, I think you're pretty much right on and it sucks, and we need to get this person out of office. John Willis, I was wondering because we hear so much talk on the right about George Soros, the boogeyman and on the left about the coke predators boogeyman right in the actual deal with both of these entities that are just funding. Whatever the other people don't fight, and what are comparison can you draw between the Soro's accusations on the coke brothers accusations. And and how much they have behind him. Anyway, I was just wondering if that might be good show topic, or if something that you'd be able to but I love the show and keeping up. I, hey, John. Thanks so much for the call. I will tell you that. I can't really answer that offhand. I've I says funny I played this because I've had this exact for an episode. I want to do at some point is researched the Soros stuff like what how much of what is said about him is true or based on truth, or what is he actually doing? And then. Yeah, what is the comparison to like the the coke brothers? That is a very interesting topic. And I'm might do it. So that's something you'd like me to tackle other people, please feel free to to, you know, message MIR or whatever comment or something..
"john willis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Brazilian football. Confederation was fined five times by football's world governing body because of homophobic chanting during the national teams qualifying matches for the last World Cup. It has since launched a campaign against discrimination and prejudice. What's really conspicuous is the absence of any mention of homophobia, and here are some more palmares fans filmed on a mobile phone and a sound Paulo metro station during the recent presidential election campaign. Rough translation lookout quiz Boston. Arrows going to kill the faggots. Jibril's scenario is just become Brazil's new president has described himself as a proud, homophobic and said that it'd be saw two men kissing it physically attacked them Luciano Asia. You warming this? When you see was one day when I was twelve I was going to church someone I didn't know came up to me on the streets and punched me in the face because he thought that I was gay John Willis Brazil's, I openly gay congressman has faced prejudice since his childhood after his election in two thousand ten there were advances for LGBT writes in Brazil such as equal marriage rights. But in recent years, he says the rise of the conservative evangelist movement has coincided with that progress going into reverse his business sentiment, facetious, homophobic associated. Unfortunately, there is now a growing wave of fascist and homophobic. Feeling in our society? Now, I think it's back to being unsafe for LGBT people attacks have multiplied in the last two years, not just the interior. But in the big cities to according to one Brazilian human rights group three hundred and eighty seven LGBT Brazilians were murdered in transient homophobic, attacks in two thousand seventeen for John Willis being the country's most prominent LGBT activist comes at a cost. Said she is vehicles. This is called the police for the last eight months I've had a police escort before that. I get death threats on the phone by Email on social networks, but the threat against me is at a new level. I'm practically in prison. I can't go out. I can go to a bar or a club. I live a few blocks from the beach, and I can't even go to the beach. My mother's life has been threatened. She's a simple woman living in rural part of Brazil. My opponents make things up about the agenda. We've been fighting for for example on equal marriage rights. There's rumors that they wanted to introduce a Bill that lets people mary-anne malls. Or they said that you wanted to amend the bible saying that Jesus was homosexual. And I know what you're thinking. Does anyone actually believe this stuff, and I have to say that more than half the population? Does believe this stupid stuff, and the people that elected Jacob also much scenarist support did indeed come from the religious, right? But that half of the population in a bitterly divided election. He won fifty five percent of the vote also included people attracted by his tough messages on corruption which is reached stratospheric levels in Brazil and on violent crime echoing another leader who he clearly admires. He's vowed to drain the swamp and make Brazil great again. And he's made positive remarks about the military dictatorship. The governor Brazil between nine hundred sixty four nine hundred eighty five. Despite this hostile atmosphere. Douglas is part of a group of men fighting back against the homophobic prejudice in Brazilian football. And wider society..
"john willis" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Narrowed. He's just become Brazil's new president has described himself as a proud, homophobic and said that if he saw two men kissing he'd physically attacked them. In Asia warming, this when you see kick was one day when I was twelve I was going to church someone I didn't know came up to me on the street and punched me in the face because he thought that I was gay John Willis Brazil's first openly gay congressman has face prejudice since his childhood after his election in two thousand ten there were advances for LGBT writes in Brazil such as equal marriage rights. But in recent years, he says the rise of the conservative evangelist movement has coincided with that progress going into reverse business sentiment fast system for the necessary. Unfortunately, there's now a growing wave of fascist and homophobic feeling in our society. Now, I think it's back to being unsafe for LGBT people attacks have multiplied in the last two years, not just in the interior. But in the big cities to according to one Brazilian human rights group three hundred and eighty seven LGBT Brazilians were murdered in transient homophobic, attacks in two thousand seventeen for John Willis being the country's most prominent LGBT activist comes at a cost. Said she is ill vehicles Swiss called the police for the last eight months, I've had a police escort before I get death threats on the phone by Email on social networks, but the threat against me is at a new level. I'm practically in prison. I can't go out. I can go to a bar or a club. I live a few blocks from the beach, and I can't even go to the beach video position. My mother's life has been threatened. She's a simple woman living in rural part of Brazil. My opponents make things up about the agenda. We've been fighting for for example on equal marriage rights. There's rumors that they wanted to introduce a Bill that lets people Mary animals or they said today wanted to amend the bible saying that Jesus was homosexual. And I know what you're thinking. Does anyone actually believe this stuff, and I have to say that more than half the population? Does believe this stupid stuff, and the people that elected jailable so Naro much of Bolsonaro support did indeed come from the religious, right? But that half of the population in a bitterly divided election. He won fifty five percent of the vote also included people attracted by his tough messages on corruption which is reached stratospheric levels in Brazil and on violent crime echoing another leader who he clearly admires. He's vowed to drain the swamp and make Brazil great again. And he's made positive remarks about the military dictatorship. The government Brazil between nine hundred sixty four nine hundred eighty five. Despite this hostile atmosphere. Douglas is part of a group of men fighting back against the homophobic prejudice in Brazilian football. And wider society..
"john willis" Discussed on Sound of Mind
"Still a level of all that. Oh, yeah. He's guy whom we understand what guy is. But this is promise. And that's the woman you'll have kids with. Today. John Willis is a medical anthropologist, specializing in digits health, the university of Queensland a huge, thanks to John speaking with me for this episode. Thanks, also to sit needs to supporting the Siri, and thanks to Meena carpal. Jake, Morecombe me Lima, Donahue, and my other friends and colleagues for their constructive feedback. Please subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already mine is Lawrence bull. And you've been listening to sound of mind. Actually, one more thing if you like this episode, and I'm assuming you liked it enough to listen all white through. I need you to do. Once simple thing. I'm doing this podcast independently which means I don't have a marketing budget, and even if I I wouldn't know what to do with whether this podcast continues depends entirely on word of mouth anything. You can do to get the word out would be a huge help at this point post on social media would be great just bring this episode up in a conversation. Think of one friend who might like it and tell them about it next time, you say if someone's sitting nearby you pick up their fine open that podcast app and subscribe them right now, they don't even have to know about it. Please just pick one thing you can do and let just anybody else know about this. That would be great. Thank you so much.
"john willis" Discussed on This Day in History Class
"When you're trying to hire somebody. It's all about finding the right person for the role. And so it's great to post your position somewhere that has an engaged community of people that are visiting really often and a place like that is linked in a lot of Lincoln members aren't really actively looking for a job. But they're opens new opportunities and a lot of the US workforce is on linked in. So a new hire is made every ten seconds using Lincoln head to Lincoln dot com slash t d I h c for fifty dollars off your first job post. That's linked in dot com slash T. D H C to get fifty dollars off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply. Welcome to this day in history class from how Steph works dot com. And from the desk of stuff you missed in history class. It's the show where we explore the past one day at a time with a quick look at what happened today in history. Hello and welcome to the podcast. I'm Tracy b Wilson. And it's November third. John Willis Menard was elected congress on this day in eighteen sixty eight this made him the first black Americans ABI, so elected. But congress refused to seek him. Menard had been born in Illinois on April third of eighteen thirty eight he was born to free parents who were French Creole descent. He went to college in Ohio, and then started working as a journalist and then as a clerk in the department of the interior during the United States civil war during that war. He spent some time in Central America and some of the Caribbean. This included some time in Jamaica where he met his wife and got married. He also took part in a rebellion there after which he was deported to the United States. And he moved to Louisiana once he was living in Louisiana. He established his own newspaper. It was called the radical standard. And it was a huge. Advocate for civil rights causes. Louisiana Representative James man died in office and a special election was held to fill his seat. So John Willis Menard ran against halo s hunt and Menard one he wants sixty four percent of the vote on that election, which was held as we said at the top of the show on November third eighteen sixty eight but hunt contested the election, and when that failed to instead award it to him he argued that Menard wasn't eligible to take his seat and congress both men were invited to address congress about this. But Menard was the only one of the two of them who did he delivered a speech on February twenty seventh of eighteen sixty nine it started this way, Mr Speaker, I appear here more to acknowledge this pie privilege than to make an argument before this house. It was certainly not my intention at first to take any part in this case. At all. But as I have been sent here by the votes of nearly nine thousand electors, I would feel myself recreation to the duty imposed on me if I did not defend their rights on this floor. I wish it to be. Well, understood before I go any further that in the disposition of this case, I do not expect nor do I ask that. There are Shelby any favor shown to me on account of my race. Or the former condition of that race. I wished the case to be decided on its own merits and nothing else. The decision was that he would not be seated future. President James a Garfield said, quote, it was too early to admit a negro to the US congress. It was moved for the seat to be held vacant and the associated salary for it, which was five thousand dollars to just be saved. After all of this Menard, moved to Florida. He was appointed to the state house of representatives there and eventually he moved to Washington DC and worked in the census. Office. So when this election happened in Louisiana when Menard was elected that was after the end of the United States, civil war the thirteenth amendment to the constitution that outlawed slavery and indentured servitude, except in the punishment of a crime that had been passed and it had been ratified but the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments, which addressed equal rights and citizenship and the right to vote for black men had not yet been passed or ratified after the fifteenth amendment was ratified in eighteen seventy eight gave black men the right to vote and many more black men were elected to public office. As Menard had been the first black man actually seated in congress was Joseph h Rainey of South Carolina in eighteen seventy and the first black man elected to the Senate was Hiram Rhodes revels of Mississippi, and he served from eighteen seventy to eighteen seventy one, however, southern states in particular retaliated against reconstruction. And against these amendments to the constitution, one of those taliation was discriminatory voting laws and Jim crow. Agregation? So by eighteen eighty seven after these initial advances and getting equal representation Berman in congress there were no black members of congress at all. Thanks very much to Christopher Hassi Otis or his research work on this episode and Casey pay grim and Chandler maze. For their audio work on the show. You can subscribe to the stay in history class on apple podcasts. Google podcasts and wherever ELC your podcasts, and you can tune in tomorrow for a massive military defeat. The mission of this podcast is simple to uncover the truth to clear, my aunt's name to put the real killer behind bars or die trying. I'm Tig Taurus, and this is lethal lint lethal lit a Tig Torres mystery a six part scripted podcast series coming to your favorite podcast app. Mondays starting October twenty nine subscribe now to never miss an episode.
"john willis" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"There's john willis on one of the podcast that we do in the fintech insider he talked about his eighteen year old that was playing video game with his eightyearold minecraft i think it was and that the eight year old was racing through the game and saying that i'm going to pick up all of these weapons that i'm going to score some points and eighteen year old was saying listen you got a slowdown if you actually don't pick up everything you can actually earn more points and it can grow and grow and build and build and john witnessed his eighteen year old son teaching his eight year old son how to save and invest how'd you get an eighteen year old with some means of disposable income to actually start socking away fifty quid a month my view is the first things about selfawareness okay so none of us really understand very well how we behave we behave that way remember when moving started i had a little lawn three or four questions there was about your financial personality i think we probably talk i mentioned industry about the lack of education the lack of expertise audio has really polarized in the people won't pay for what they perceive as generic advice and i think there's a real change to better serve educate customers so they know themselves better i'm the guy who has twenty thousand city my count little spent sunday off in price comparing tosa.
"john willis" Discussed on The Cloudcast (.net) - Weekly Cloud Computing Podcast
"This time i was i was watching in and i'm seeing kind of familiar faces pop up like i saw john willis whose khan of the face of the devops community in south simon wardley who you know likes to predict the future and charity majors was there talking about operations which you know operations never really got talked about in the past because it was like hey it's just taken care of for you and so yeah you're right it felt very much like this this the problem space that was trying to be solved was like hey went from sort of a niche thing to hey we're going to solve everything put all your applications here here's how you deal with those problems and i don't know if that was how done on purpose to to bring in the community bigger or that just sort of the natural gravitational pull of of surplus i think it's the progression of things that are able to tie into server us reaching kind of a critical mass where you can build your whole thing so once you have once you have enough event providers and event integrations you can make some really sweet stuff because if you look back you know may of may of last year your options for integrating with something like lambda were okay of he says he have dynamo and sort of api gateway was just starting to exist right and now you have still all of those and all of those of improved but you also have things like talk to aurora talk to external services you have people like off zero that have their own function as a service thing that you can tied together just that ecosystem is gotten a lot bigger so the people who were trying out are now.
"john willis" Discussed on KOMO
"A highly four tenor closed at should have passed your next report at nine fourteen mark levin steve pool of the forecast well here to tell your day is shaping us not too bad in in the sense that were beginning that process of moving some of this smoke out of here we have a chance of a few showers today as well and that that can be really helpful as well so we're looking at out the door temperatures around sixty degrees overall here's what you can expect in the afternoon somewhere in the mid 70s so that's coming down off our highs today solidly into the 80s so little cooler that helps with the smoke a little bit more that will get our way out of this in the komo weather center i'm steve pool new right now seventy two degrees in seattle stay connected stay informed this is komo news komo news time nine o5 art sanders top local stories from the komo twenty four seven news center washington state has joined a lawsuit over the president's decision to phase out the daca program others charlie harger was at the announcement standing alongside governor jay inslee attorney general bob ferguson said the way president trump is scrapping the program is illegal in his words cruel united i try to what are the right words right for regis assists it's outrageous it is it's outrageous i'm not going to put up of the governor sales not comply with it these folks aren't able to put up with it it's not right we're also hearing from supporters of this move here's john willis on a loudspeaker in los angeles addressing those who are upset by the president's decision.
"john willis" Discussed on KOMO
"Move here's john willis on a loudspeaker in los angeles addressing those who are upset by the president's decision the suit is being filed in new york and includes a dozen states and the district of columbia charlie harger komo news seattle seahawks michael bennett says he was assaulted and threatened at gunpoint by police during a chaotic incident in las vegas last month and now he is explored in his legal options bennett it went to the mayweather mcgregor fight nearly two weeks ago after it was over bennett says he was in a crowd and he heard something that sounded like gunshots in moments later than it says police pointed a gun at his head and handcuffed him at a press conference today than it wouldn't go into specifics but says he was scared you hoping you wish there everything that martin luther king said or the people before me we hope to give each ozone the content of your character not the caller who scampers sometimes you get joe there then it became a motion on at the end of the news conference in left suddenly las vegas police tell a different story undersheriff kevin mcmahon hell was with the las vegas police department held a news conference today and says they only confronted bennett after he was crouched down by a gaming machine and then they saw him run away into traffic i see no evidence that race played any role in the sense that it may hell says they still need to review dozens of videos of the confrontation from police body camps along with more from nearby surveillance cameras he says the officer involved in the incident was then it for some reason did not record the incident coming up kind of getting in the weeds in regards to dave reichert decision not to seek reelection to the eighth congressional district here in.
"john willis" Discussed on Black Men Can't Jump
"You you terrible and i was like oh i didn't expect a his facial like the way that he was looking at him not match that's kitada that feels like i feel like my man is always very close to himself with character very plays but then like you know he'll deliver though i like okay honestly i thought like at what point on my show keane every in every seen as is trying his best nuts that's what i like like there's another worry us his face noted with water is one point in another get to that i know he breaks damon brits at what point and i know david broke yards showing your best not to laugh look like they're you know she budget shuna film and here's what you've gotta you gotta get shot for those people who don't know when people shot on film you in waste firm you can't do more he can do it takes a lot of money film runs out they had it was max now credit cards they in him but i do about this sinoe is the perform who get here he like drafts who was alkuz barbershop who you realize that he's like and guarded audition and like he's super happy about it goes with boston the gin and go with elaborate today he already took his girlfriend delay bubba blah has graham momma broker back here anything that what are you going to say today any the secondround was for walks out he just grabs his cheek to man to go in this was one of the most sarajevo but john with israel is the most ground i think i have ever seen him it and i think so delivering ville subdued john willis now but like now he added are not quite doing it yet right now he's just like moment.