35 Burst results for "Kalamazoo"
The Dan Bongino Show
D.C. Mayor Turns on Biden Regarding Immigration
"Yeah check this out The Washington Post reported last week that homeless shelters in D.C. were filling up And groups are getting overwhelmed by these buses that the governors of Texas and Arizona are sending here full of migrants How significant is this in flux How many people Well this is a very significant issue We have for sure called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses we think they're largely asylum seekers who are going to final destinations that are not Washington D.C. I worked with The White House to make sure that fema provided a grant to a local organization that is providing services to folks But I fear that they're being tricked into nationwide bush trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America Do you get trekked into a bus trip How is that How is that Many not all but many of the people coming in via the southern border illegally speak Spanish some are bilingual some only speak Spanish They have Spanish speakers down there I assure you ladies and gentlemen besides the red bow Spanish and English telling these people exactly where they go what's the trick Bus to Kalamazoo And all of a sudden you wind up in D.C. how are you do you understand these again these people think you're idiots Muriel Bowser Joe Biden and just about every significant prominent leftist politician AOC and the rest of the crew two They think you are morons
A Way with Words: language, linguistics, and callers from all over
"kalamazoo" Discussed on A Way with Words: language, linguistics, and callers from all over
"Say, oh, this is euchre. Yeah, I think maybe that's true. There's always been a notion you had mentioned that one of the verb meanings of two euchre something or someone is to cheat. But the further along is to swindle or to trick. And I think it's important that there's that notion of tricking in there, an often in card games, a trick is something that happens three times. And we've got preserving it with sugar, preserving it with vinegar and preserving it with spices. So if you're curing it, you're tricking it and you're doing it with something to it three times. Well, perfect. Well, if you two are ever in Kalamazoo, I'll grab a fourth and you can join us here for euchre. Oh, you're going to have to teach me first, but I'm ready. I'm game. Thanks, Justin. Take care. Thank you. Thank you. Bye bye. Bye bye. Bye bye. 877-929-9673. Here's another lovely chemical.
The Atlas Obscura Podcast
"kalamazoo" Discussed on The Atlas Obscura Podcast
"Especially 7 decades from first to second inspection. And it passed both times. The calendar based on his investigation, John Thomas brought the history of women like Jenny and vela to light in his book. He titled it Kalamazoo gals, a nod to the Glenn Miller song. I've got a gal in Kalamazoo, which oddly enough, each number one. In 1942, just as these unsung women were sitting there, making Gibson guitars. But one question remained, why the cover up? Why were these women never given credit, never given their due? And why did the company history deny that these guitars were ever even made in the first place? So the only explanation in my opinion is Gibson did not think that the buying public typically meant at that time would buy women make guitars. So Gibson sold these guitars that we aren't making any guitars at this time. Some guitars show up at retailers, these renewal stock, they were built before the war by men, gives them sold them under that guys. All because they were afraid and maybe legitimately, maybe reasonably that the buying public wouldn't buy instruments made by women. The war ended and the men returned to the factories. The women would turn to their homes. Woody Guthrie was out there playing a Gibson acoustic with the tell tale banner. Only a Gibson is good enough. To this day, the guitar community remains largely populated by men. But there are some really notable female luthiers. Repair and restore guitarist mostly. I live in a small two bedroom apartment, and I think I have 12 guitars in here. Mamie minch is a guitar geek, like John Thomas. Yeah, so I met John Thomas when he was basically touring and talking about this project. And I was working at a vintage guitar store in Brooklyn, New York. She actually joined him on that trip to Kalamazoo. So I've actually met two of the Kalamazoo gals. One was Irene stern's. And she's, I think she's 98 now. And she is just as fun loving and as vivacious as I think she's always been. She's a little bit of a naughty streak. She's really funny. And we ate some Midwestern delicacies. And she gave me some needlework she'd done. I actually have, I pulled it out because we were gonna do this interview. She made this really lovely little guitar book Mark. TV tiny little cross stitches. You know, she's 96 when she made it, I think. Mamie has seen enough of these World War II banner Gibson's to know that they don't all look the same, and some sound better than others. But it all makes sense given the circumstances. The stars sort of had to alive. Because these women didn't really get trained. I think that gives it was lucky because they had this pool of young people who had experienced sewing and who did needlework and did lots of small handcrafts that they had all this really great hand eye coordination, but they didn't really get a lot of training about how to properly build guitars. So in some ways, they were winging it. They are unorthodox. Their idiosyncratic. Sometimes imperfect. In other words, they are the best embodiments.
The Atlas Obscura Podcast
"kalamazoo" Discussed on The Atlas Obscura Podcast
"A lot of guitars out there these days. There are a lot of guitarists, too. Just toss a rock out of any window in Brooklyn and you're gonna hit one. But in that sea of guitars and guitar people. There are some truly one of a kind instruments. In there are some truly one of a kind instrument lovers out there too. I've been a long time guitar geek certified and certifiable. John Thomas is a law professor, a guitarist, and a bona FIDE guitar expert. He's a contributor to the magazine, fretboard journal, and the guardian of an impressive collection. Largely Gibson guitarist because my blues and folk heroes from the 1920s and 30s played those guitars. And at some point in time, a friend who knew I was collecting guitar's contacted me and offered me and I purchased this beautiful looks like it was made last week. Guitar from the 1940s. There were rumors that there were World War II era Gibson's, and this is one of those. Gibson had been around since the late 1800s, making acoustic instruments. And like many companies across America, Gibson's production slowed during World War II. To support the war effort, their factory was retrofitted to produce munitions. Gibson was early into electronics could build radio and radar equipment that had good woodworking skills could build the internal structures for airplane wings and the pontoons in amphibious aircraft. And had some metal skills, for instance, the adjustable metal trust rod and strengthens a guitar's neck turned out to be a perfect size for a component in 50 caliber machine gun. John had read the company's official history. It mentioned the service awards, Gibson won, and the company claimed that no guitars were produced during that time. He'd heard the rumors, but he believed the official account. So this made some sense to me, right Gibson didn't make any instruments. It was assisting the war. But then, he got his hands on this unique Gibson acoustic guitar. So I got the guitar and just became fascinated with the instrument. It's a beautiful guitar. A very rare instrument that sounded glorious. And it had this banner on it. This is only a Gibson as good enough, and there's a certain period of time during which Gibson guitars had that little decals has only gives in to good enough on the headstock. There was a book out at the time that repeated this rumor about the World War II era guitars and how they all had this banner, only a Gibson is good enough. The theory in this book was that these guitars would have been made by the older, more experienced craftsmen who didn't go to fight in World War II. To John Thomas that seemed like a perfectly reasonable explanation. But he kept researching. At some point, during that process, I came across a photograph. Of just women, probably 70 or 80 women have been counted them all, but a group of women standing in front of the Gibson factory. And it looked to me it could have been 30s, 40s, 50s. I'm not much up on hairstyles and dress styles, but it looked in that era. And I became really interested in it. I eventually got an original print of that photograph. Dated June 1944. So now I've got guitar in my hand that looks like it came from that time period. And I got a photograph of the Gibson workforce in front of two 25 parses street in Kalamazoo, Michigan. That's all women. John couldn't really tell from the photograph. What the women did at the factory. Did they make the rods for machine guns? John summoned his inner Woodward and Bernstein, and eventually convinced a Gibson exec, and anonymous Gibson exact, by the way. To let him peek at the company's shipping ledgers. I photographed a total of about 4400 pages. That's from 1936 through 1946 or 47 and took them home. And there it was. Clear as day. Turns out, Gibson shipped nearly 25,000 total instruments during the war, total instruments meaning guitars, mandolins, some violins, banjos of like. So now I got this mystery, right? John's investigation was picking up steam. He had this rare guitar. He had a photo, and he had shipping records. But now, he needed eyewitnesses. So I take out advertisements in the Kalamazoo gazette, and all the local newspapers on all the contiguous nearby communities. I run it on. I think it's Wednesday for 6 weeks for something. It's the whatever the most red day was for the newspaper. I think it's the same day coupons for grocery shopping come out. Maybe I'll get somebody just my name's John Thomas. Researching a book about Gibson guitar story World War II. If you were someone you knew went to Gibson during World War II, I'd love to meet you or that person. I'll be in town these days. I don't specify looking for men or women. I found 12 of those women in their 1944 photograph. Some of those 12 did do military work, and some of them did at min work. But some of them worked on guitars. John got on a plane and headed to Kalamazoo. His first stop was the home of a woman in her late 80s. A woman named Jenny snow Jenny was a string winder, the richest people who made strings, she made strings. She pulls out a string, it's been coiled up at springs out to its full length. She coils back roughly the speed of light slaps it back into the envelope and says, okay, Sony, let's see you do it. I have coiled a lot of strings in my time because when I change the strings on my mini guitars, I coil them back up and I send them to programs that share them with people who can't afford strength. But boy, I can not come close to matching Jenny, trying to wind it up, stick it in this little envelope. And I think we kind of bonded over them. John also talked to a woman named valora wood. I ask her what she did at Gibson. When she said, I was a guitar inspector. Bang, I have a witness to the production of guitars. When did you start? I started early 1942. I worked through 1944. So she's got almost of the wartime. She's been expecting the guitars. How many inspectors were there? Just me. Now, I'm a total guitar game, and I'm kind of a shaky at that point. The hair standing up on the back of my neck would have stood up on my head, but I've already bald by then, so nothing to stand up there. Not only, had John Thomas confirmed that guitars had been made during World War II. He discovered that there had been female luthiers. Everybody knew about Rosie the river, nobody knew about the woman I've come to call Laura, the luthier, it's just unbelievable. And now with valora wood, he'd found perhaps the best person to identify what a World War II era Gibson actually looked like. And I say to her, excuse me, I got something in my car you've seen before, like you just see it again. I go out and I get my guitar, that guitar that started me on my journey. And bring it in and get it re inspected. By the original World War II inspector. And it is such a moving moment to me. Now it is the only Gibson, I think, at least only World War II Gibson ever inspected twice,.
The Atlas Obscura Podcast
"kalamazoo" Discussed on The Atlas Obscura Podcast
"Even if you don't play guitar, you've probably still heard of Gibson guitars. And if you've never heard of Gibson, you've still definitely heard a Gibson. The electric guitars have a tone that is thick and heavy, this powerful sound. It's the sound of Jimmy Page and Carlos Santana, of B.B. King, and sister Rosetta tharpe. There is an incredible kind of vibe to a Gibson guitar. That doesn't even include the acoustic guitars. That's the guitar of Robert Johnson and Emmylou Harris. The sound of a Gibson is iconic. And so are so many of the famous musicians who strum them. So it's easy to forget that there's a whole team of people. Find every one of these guitars. From the designers to the luthiers, to the people who help cut shape and finish the various parts, these workers don't generally get a lot of credit. They're drowned out by the glory of the instruments they make and the musicians who use them. But in one very unique case, a group of Gibson guitar makers wasn't just ignored or overlooked. They are very existence.
"kalamazoo" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Com website and here is Linda in Kalamazoo Michigan good evening Good evening I've got a couple of questions First of all what did you say because I'm picking you up on the combination of two stations one in Waterloo Iowa and one in Pittsburgh So signals fade out and you mentioned something about something you had to type in to find out if a website was legit Can you please go over that Sure Because this is something that's going to be a big problem in the holiday season And some of the counterfeit websites they make you may be looking for a particular item or even going for a store that you're familiar with And so you put it into the search engine and up comes the website high you check it out You put in your credit card and it turns out it's a counterfeit and sometimes it can be very very hard to figure out So there's a website and it's called who is WHO is Who is dot com So you put in you go to who is dot com and you take the URL of the website that you're intending to check out And who is dot com will tell you who actually owns that website and where they're located I did this on a television show live and we had a we looked at what looked like a Walmart website and it was terrific It was really really well done So then we took the URL of it put it in and it turns out it was owned by someone in China So that's a real good way to make sure you're not giving your money to a scammer And the other question I had you mentioned about security question your mother's main name to use a don't have to use the real main thing makes up what if I've already got my mother's made name on file should I just keep it that way and hope nobody no it's an easy thing to change And so you can just go into that and you can either change that one or if that's sometimes it can be a pain in the neck you can do away with that one Pick a new security question It can be even like where you first went to school or something like that And again use that nonsensical answer and you'll be fine You don't want to leave something that the scammers can find out on their own And frankly something like a mother's maiden name is pretty easy for anyone to find on the Internet So contact your bank and they'll tell you how to change the security question What do you mean by that In other words something that it's not going to be Smith or Jones for a name something that isn't even a name You could put your mother's maiden name as checkerboard Something crazy that doesn't relate to what your mother's maiden name is As you remember it but nobody else would think of it Exactly Yeah All right Thank you You bet Thanks for your call And your listenership and again listening to us over 1540 KX CO and Waterloo Iowa or ten 20 Katie cag a a.m. in Pittsburgh and of course we're out there and a lot of different places absolutely Daniel in Wichita Kansas now hello Daniel Hi I'd like to pose a question to your guest You can talk about this computer scams What about the scams that are perpetrated mainly on the elderly or the Maybe dysfunctional people that are done by the telephone every day and I experience this from that terms that I knew that underwent surgeries they came home and ordinarily they would hang up and due to circumstances they'd listen to the scammers and it was instead of getting codes or if it was getting codes they got information that or they got these people to fall into a scam to where they sent money that it was not where it was supposed to go It's a good point you make And the elderly certainly are very very much specifically targeted And believe it or not we think that as we age maybe we lose a little bit of speed up the fastball And actually while that may appear anecdotally there's a physiological reason for that There has been some studies done at the university of Iowa that shows as a part of our brain that deals with skepticism that becomes less viable as we age So seniors are more trusting and you're absolutely right The phone is the big way that's seniors get scammed So one thing you want to know is whenever you get a call you can never be sure who's really calling you So if it says it's from the IRS if it says it's from the police it says it's your bank on your caller ID You can't trust it because there's a technique called spoofing by which anyone can very simply make that number appear as if it's coming from the legitimate source So again trust me you can't trust anyone You never give any information out over the phone You don't send money in response to that And unless you have absolutely confirmed that it's legit And with seniors it's really a matter of training and telling them not to pick up the phone unless they recognize the number If it's going to be something legit and even though they don't recognize the number they'll leave a message But you're right The scammer is definitely target seniors And they get phone number lists of seniors One of the biggest scams is the Jamaican lottery scam And this is a nonexistent lottery that supposedly from Jamaica And you get calls from Jamaican gangs telling you you've won a lottery that you never ever entered And they con and scam people into sending money So the thing to do is to really follow up and help educate the seniors not to do anything in response to these phone calls not to even take them unless they recognize the call One 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo one 8 6 6 5 O 5 four 6 two 6 and back in a moment I have an office at work and at home I need to get them both organized and ready for the new year It's possible at Staples That's.
"kalamazoo" Discussed on Mindfulness Mode
"Kalamazoo valley community college It's a small college in south west michigan and it this h. Back instructor named ted forrester. He ran the numbers on fridays for the summer of how many students were at the school and there were so few students and he showed how they could save millions of dollars and just a c- costs but what they didn't know was just how much it was going to help in other areas. So you think about the average admissions person you know all of a sudden now. They have a four day workweek in the summer. Which in michigan the summers are beautiful. And so now even if you have equal pay a little more for another job is trying to get them to leave. They're probably not gonna leave because they know they get a forty workweek in the summertime. So they had retention. They saw that student. Success went up because students could come in earlier coming later during the week They saw all these other outcomes. Like health outcomes similar to the iceland. Study so over and over. We're seeing this be replicated in a variety of different ways where unlike the industrialists. Give us a prescription model. Where they say. This is the only way to do it. You're either in or you're out you know. They had that mindset of. Here's here's the assembly line. We're going to plug in your like a robot. We no longer think like that when it comes to humans and so each business is starting to apply this differently different from a prescription model and more from more of an evolutionary model. Where we say. Let's take the menu items and try them out. And do some experiments and walk through this look at our key performance indicators of what's working and then we're going to go back and then we're seeing that this is helping people with their mindfulness with their time outside of work in so many different ways joe. I want to go back to that equation. That is such a central part of your book. Creativity equals productivity. What if i say. But joe like i'm just not a creative guy. It's it's not my thing. Like what do i do. Then how do i find my creative. You know my creative I dunno slant. Well i would start with it. It's good that you know you would recognize. Hey i'm not that creative right. Now i would add right now So in the first section of the book we look at the three internal inclinations that top performers have and i would say the chapter on curiosity would be great for someone that struggles with creativity because as kids. We all were curious. We were all trying to make sense of the world. We'd see things that we had never seen before like our first car accident or the first dead animal we saw the first rainbow. We saw these. Were all i that. Made us curious as kids. Even just the other day. I have two nieces are three and five and my seven and ten year old daughter so four little girls playing in my backyard and they discovered a dead mouse in the backyard. They went around it in a circle. And they're looking down at it like it's some sort of memorial or something and they overhear them talking about it and you know they're saying how do you think it died. Do you think owls gonna soup down and eat. It should be a shovel and put it in the woods. Should we bury it. Do mouses need to have a funeral like all. These questions are just curiosity And then they turned to me and they want me to answer them all. That's who we were as children and so a of this is returning to home returning to what we once were in realizing that adulthood has pushed us away from curiosity near we were taught. That curiosity kills the cat Which is such a terrible thing. If you're curious you're going to die I actually looked into where that came from. In nineteen ten the washington post had that on the front page of their newspaper. Because for five days there was this cat. It was trapped in a chimney and it was like nationwide news like this is a very slow news week. Curiosity killed the cat and this cat. Unfortunately he got stuck in. The chimney couldn't get out and died. And so what does that teach us. If you're curious if you're creative you're gonna die. It's terrible it is. Your kids are ourselves that now So we wait for these aha moments these like eureka moments but the best questions we can ask ourselves is like why did that happen. That's that's interesting. This unfolded and this is true. In our personal lives and our businesses wherever they get this really terrible thing happened in my relationship. Well that's interesting What was going on there. What did i contribute to. What did they contribute to. How do i just allow that to unfold instead of attaching to the outcome. That i think that i want to see and so we see the top performers really. Have that naturally. Is your question if you don't have it naturally We start with a baseline where there's a whole assessment in there and it reveals. Is this a natural inclination for you or is this something that you need some work on. It's not pass fails now like oh. You're not good at that so you can't you apply the book. No it's here's your baseline we ignore your at. Here's some exercises. That can help you build some habits build some some actions in your life to build that curiosity well speaking of challenges. You had your own challenges. You got cancer your daughter at heart. Surgery. i mean you went through a really tough time or some of those challenges. What instigated you to write this book. Yeah so that was two thousand twelve and it all kind of hit the fan at once. My daughter had heart surgery and as soon as the doctors said she was good and healthy two weeks later i was diagnosed with cancer. And then my best friend's wife had breast cancer. My grandma died. It was just one of those terrible years. You know we all have at some point unfortunately But i was working at a community.
The Ken Coleman Show
"kalamazoo" Discussed on The Ken Coleman Show
"Coleman we engage big time there and on facebook before we get to the calls. I wanna dump judge jump in rather to three simple questions that will help you really get clear on your purpose. Three simple questions and when you begin to ask these questions. Here's what happens. Your brain will begin to sift through all of the clutter that has previously been in your mind that you feel. You haven't been able to sift through and it's going to give you some clarity. Here are the three questions and then we'll unpack. Who are the people. I most want to help. What's the problem or desire that they have. And then what's the solution to that problem or desire that i most want to provide. Let's break down. Who are the people. I wanna help. You know. this is just you getting quiet. You know people call in on the show and they're under pressure and it's live in all the things that they have a hard time. Those moments really beginning to envision the person but this is an exercise that i promise you your head and heart will deliver the answer. But you're going to have to commit to sitting quietly. I don't know how long it's gonna take for you. It might take multiple sessions getting quiet. Get a pencil and paper and began to write out the thoughts. But i want you to start with. Who are the people that i most want to help. Don't start thinking about job title. Don't don't start thinking about where you do it that will creep in stop. Don't let it happen. Sit there and go who the people i want. Help begin to envision them think the people your heart will begin to supply the answer now. Second question it's a follow up to the first question. What problem challenge do they have. That draws me to them or what desire or want to have doesn't always have to be a problem could be a desire and then the third question is okay. Now that i've articulated in my mind. At least i begin to write it down and maybe talk about it. I know who they are. I know the problem or the desire they have. And now i look at. What's the solution. I mean if you think about it. They're multiple solutions multiple ways of addressing the problem the challenge or the desire. That's what you're looking at here and you begin to see. Oh i get it. I can see this now. You see okay. Is this kind of work. That will allow me to bring this kind of solution. Where is that happening. And all of a sudden there's breakthrough so many of you've taken to get clear career assessment Which is a wonderful product. We now have a ken. Coleman dot com. It's gonna spit out a purpose even for you. That's been populated by your top three talents. The top three passions and then the primary mission talent. What you do best passion results. Excuse me work you love mission results that matter deeply to you but then we give you professional possibilities. But you've got to spend a little bit more time diving into this ago. Who are the people. I want to help problem solve solution. I wanna bring and all of a sudden. We begin to see specific jobs specific career passing. You see there's multiple ways to do that purposeful work. That's a wonderful little exercise if you spend time with eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven is the number. Let's go to kevin to start us off in kalamazoo michigan kevin. You're on the ken. Coleman show. I can't thanks for the call. You bet kevin what's going on so I'm clear i'm qualified amac. I'm the connection. Part is getting me to interview the challenge..
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"kalamazoo" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"It's is a new seat belt ordinance. If the town council gets its way. Seatbelts will be mandatory for everybody riding in the front seat of a car through richly after dj or the town to get to kalamazoo past seatbelts or felt. I would wear my seatbelt. Get caught i get caught. I guess. Florida highway patrol lieutenant. Chris miller here's it all when it comes to seatbelts uncomfortable. michael's my It's not cool talk. You don't wanna work some sound familiar. Yeah old complaints about seatbelts back. Then the same things you hear now about vaccines mean except for the ringling close. That's a very rare side effect of the vaccines. So look the backlash to these vaccine. Mandates are really nothing unique mandates by the nature build resistance and if biden is going to be doing that. I hope he is ready for what's going to happen. Because mandates turn. I don't knows into skews so even if you think mandates on necessary i'm seeing is buckle up all right when we come back where would junior is going to tell me what covert has taught him about life and the one and only dr anthony. She is joining me on the show. So don't go away. It's crazy how much we have to pay for outdated impersonal healthcare and even crazier that we all just accepted. It's time to face facts. Healthcare is backwards. Luckily there's forward a new approach to primary care that surprisingly personal and refreshingly straightforward.
The 5 AM Miracle
"kalamazoo" Discussed on The 5 AM Miracle
"I genuinely believe that's going to be the four day workweek so for most people. I mean i i work for myself. I have forgotten seven years. And so i have control over my time and a lot of ways that other people don't know a lot of pushback i could already hear deals heads. It's going to be on. My boss won't let me do that. And this whole idea. Like i want to work last. I want to shift a forty work week. So let's kind of go with that direction of you know practically speaking for a lot of people what does it look like to work less and is there a way that we can you know structure our time and away were. That is actually possible. Yeah let's start with that typical person that's working for somebody also feels like they're powerless. In that situation. I love to point to this guy ted forrester who is an instructor kalamazoo valley community college in southwest michigan. Small community college very solid typical institution. Nothing super special about it in ted. Every friday went up on the roof through a whole summer and took pictures of the parking lot to show. Just how few students were at kalamazoo valley community college. And then he started running the numbers for each cost for air conditioning. A friday and he eventually presented these findings to the board and they switched to a forty workweek for the summers a number of years ago. And they've saved millions of dollars in just air conditioning costs. But then you also look at staffer attention a who wants to leave a job where they have a forty workweek in the summertime and only worked thirty six hours. I'm looking at student. Success being able to then come into offices later during the summertime You look at the efficiencies and so in so many different ways with health outcomes kalamazoo valley community. College is a model of how this really can work when you experiment. And that's where i would have people start if they're in that traditional job role is that they have a conversation with their supervisor and there are supervisors that have that industrialised that they just want people in the chair for forty hours. They're not gonna change and then you have to say to yourself. Is this a good fit for me. Long-term if they have that mindset because there may be industries that just choose never to do this model. But say your your supervisor is up for. The challenge is up for some innovation. They think that it could make them look good by showing that they have a more creative team and so you wanna start with a smaller team of six to eight people or so That are all on board together. So usually it's a team within a department They can say let's outline. I are key performance indicators. What are the. Kpi's the each of our roles and our team is judged by already so working a forty hour week. How do we even know if we're successful in a week. And so having that conversation then moving into what are the boundaries that we're going to set around our time outside of work so are we not gonna check emails after the kids are in bed..
Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"kalamazoo" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"To see the sights dry steal the pain. I don't care you made the choice a conscious effort to go there. Things go south things go to hell and now you're whining get me out of here. Well hey come up. There was ample warning. It's cliff says well in advance of the pull out for folks to get out. There was ample warning. So you know. If you're stuck over there. I'm sorry you're stuck over there but you're stuck because of your own choosing you know. Don't you know the new on the news media trying to make buying look like the bad guy. He there's americans still over two hundred americans still there. Well get those two hundred. Americans went there by choice. Aid there by choice. I i was a little critical toward about administration when when this first had started happening but then i i did have to reflect back and think about well once again. We're cleaning up from the trump administration at least on On that matter and and a lot of the resistance is coming from two two factions joost republicans as usual but also military contractors because because their cash cow is now been adversely affected. Shall we say now you know to those naysayers who say biden screwed this up this withdrawal up your here's a newsflash any withdrawal from a country that we've been in for any number of years is going to be chaos. It's controlled chaos. So you know. I'm not going to beat him up saying well. You know. let's screwed up. It could have been better. It's not like moving from kalamazoo michigan to miami florida. Exactly and you know. And so i. I see my. I see my criticism in that direction because because that's true but you just said Thank you for that discussion brother. Thank you for you know. Other people that are listening to their. Probably you know disagreeing with us you know and that's fine. I i get it. But you know i help. But try to put some context to those two words and like i said they happen to be around people that are be it because they volunteered to help the united states government or not. But that's that's how it lands with me is that you know they're they're picking and choosing who they like at the moment that happened to have brown skin or so Like like i said. People want to add their perspective. Please do so hosts with an s. hosts that native opinion dot com. Or you can also Send us a voicemail or text message at Eight six zero eight hundred five five nine five all those workers..
"kalamazoo" Discussed on The Mini-Break
"That's okay like i. Of course it's a sad day when tennis loses roger federer. But it's day we have all been preparing for hopefully again sucks absolutely sucks that an athlete of his standard. His quality may not have the opportunity to go on his own terms. But never say. Never keep your roger. Federer belief alive much like you should keep your belief alive that we are going to go every day here. This week. The rest of this week in throughout this twenty twenty one wstern and southern open again live show friday with our friends at tennis point. You don't wanna miss it. If you're there feel free to demos across rackets act. Rachel pod for more information super excited for that event and so much more so of course again to learn everything we're doing we're here in wia missing afford this Y missing lotto elite Pro tennis challenge certainly excited to cover the rest of those matches day in day out and you know again to follow all of our coverage you know where to go websites crack dot com. If you miss any of our interviews from kalamazoo we've got a couple more in the queue as well but you'll be able to find all of them on the cracked interviews. Podcast feed great shot. Podcast going to rock and roll soon as well so be on the lookout for all of that and as always if you need the more meat updates twitter instagram facebook youtube or at crack into automatically direct them accurate chapada shutout as always to our super producers mexican. Your annual stuff. Fourteen of any job. They do day in day out charlotte as well to our friends over at tennis point. Tennis dash point dot com. The promo code is cr fifteen with that in mind. For our wonderful super producers pflieger and west off our friends over at tennis point vermont. This year apple crack rackets in the tension podcast network. I'm your host alex. Can you know what we say. That's the break talk to you tomorrow thanks everyone..
"kalamazoo" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Well thought out. I appreciate that. Art in McKinney art. How are you doing? Good. Have a little off topic somewhat. Am I attended the FC Dallas Shocker attorney and the first thing they asked when the stadium was full is for everybody just for the black national anthem when that concluded They asked everybody to remain standing. So the most Okay, I'll tell you what. Bill put art on hold. Let's see if we can get a better connection. He's cutting out very It was probably on a cell art. Stay with me. Don't go anywhere. David Darlington. David, How are you? How you doing, brother? Good. Good. You're back. Healthy again. We appreciate you. Hey, thank you, David. We? I just got back from caliber Michigan and I found out some very interesting information up here and I'll make it quick. One. Everybody who voted for Trump was for people over 30 and under everybody devoted for Biden were my age fifties and sixties. Which I thought was like what? The other thing I found that I was up there at the fighter plan. Uh, it came from a zoo. I'm not going to would all I saw, but the big thing is Everybody. I asked the Kalamazoo I said, What do you don't think about Texas? And they said, We love it. Everybody. Everybody has somebody. They know this moving from Michigan to Texas. Well, they all said the same thing. They actually feel that wasn't for Texas. This country would never survive the Obama years. That's what those people in Michigan told me. Really. Thought you might like to know that. Yeah, that's uh, that's interesting, because, um, you know, based on uh, this different criteria 13 different criteria in the selection of data. Michigan was one of the least patriotic states. It's um so it's good that you got that kind of feedback. You have to talk to the people up there, because as far as all these fifties and everything, all this information gathering, I don't trust any of it anymore. How many surprise you could Just take five minutes to talk to people? I talked to so many people in our lives up there, old, young and old, and I mean, yeah, I met some of bites. By supporters and they were they were my age group. With the kids. The kids 20 thirties, even people if they were all trophy. And I was just like I'm talking to people who were Detroit to he lived in this right when they're out here in Kalamazoo. So that was pretty made that and they actually a lot of people don't love Texas. There's a appreciate.
"kalamazoo" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"We'll be going in the mid eighties. There is no way a high school kid is going to walk down the street in chicago wearing a red wings jersey. that was fillmore. Yes scott or go to a ball game and they went to. They went to a ballgame. He wouldn't he wouldn't have murdered. Yeah throw a beers. At him they would. I could see that guy ugly. I grew up in kalamazoo in all movie groping kalamazoo and i was a tiger fan and there was a bunch of there is there is there was a lot.
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
'Vaccines Are Safe': Biden Urges Americans to Get Vaccinated after Touring Michigan Pfizer Plant
"Biden has pledged to maintain his focus on the pandemic and his pledge for one hundred million shots given out in the first one hundred days to that end he spent time today at the pfizer. Vaccine manufacturing plant near kalamazoo and michigan visit came as the company announced their vaccine can be stored at standard standard freezer temperatures. Now for up to two weeks they are seeking. Fda sign off on that temperature change that could drastically expand the number of facilities across our country. That would be able to store it and give out the vaccine. President said we're now on track to have enough vaccine supply for all americans by the end of the month of july. He renewed his pitch for the shots as the key to ending. This pandemic wherein. There's one message to cut through to every wanted this country. Is this the vaccines are safe. Please for yourself your family your community this country take the vaccine win. It's your turn and available. That's how to beat this pandemic. i believe we'll be approaching normalcy by the end of this year. God willing this. Christmas will be different than
News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise
Biden Takes Effort to Sell His COVID-19 Rescue Package to Key Swing State of Michigan
"Taking his efforts to sell US covert 19 rescue package to key swing state of Michigan today, touring a Fizer facility in Kalamazoo. He got to see firsthand how those vaccines are kept in below freezing temperatures before they're shipped. President pledging to follow the science to end the pandemic and that more vaccines are coming because we work together. Now on track have enough vaccine supply for all Americans. By the end of July. Doesn't meet will be in all the markets arms. But enough vaccine will be available by that time back to back
Joe Biden to tour Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine plant in Michigan
"Is expected in Michigan today to get a look at Pfizer's covert 19 vaccine production. NPR's Windsor, Johnston says. The trip comes as the White House seeks to ramp up vaccine supplies and distribution. Biden's visit to a Fizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo comes just days after his administration announced plans to increase the number of vaccines being shipped out to states, tribes and territories. It also comes amid efforts to double the number of doses sent to US pharmacies. Earlier this month. Visor said that it was working to speed up production of its vaccine meeting that additional supplies should be on the way this week.
Weekend Edition Saturday
Despite Biden's Executive Orders, Vaccine Production May Be Hard To Ramp Up
"Biden's been signing executive orders to try to ramp up vaccine production and supplies. Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News, says these new measures, which include invoking the Defense production act Well, not necessarily mean more vaccines anytime soon. Sir Jane Tribble joins us now. Thanks so much for being with us. It's good to be here. Thank you. The Defense production Act, of course, gives the president sweeping authority to try and and speed up the supply of materials and services from domestic industries. What could it do? And where does it fall short when it comes to increasing the supply of vaccines so that they can do immediately is really make it possible for glass vials and the production of Materials for that to come in and be laid out for the manufacturers. The other thing the DP taken duo is it can help the company's discuss what kind of supply needs they have. And get those on market so far with Visor and Madonna. What we've seen is them announcing big ramp ups in the second half the year and we're going to see a lot more vaccines coming out. What about the vaccine itself? How do you convert in industrial system for making all kinds of stuff to making room for 300 million Doses of vaccine. Well, it's not easy. You can't force these companies to produce more vaccine. Necessarily. They have to repurpose facilities that could take months. Making new plants can take years. Also part of the challenge relates to the vaccines themselves, the messenger or in a data that vaccine itself is fragile and breaks down easily, so it needs to be handled with a lot of care with specific temperatures and humidity levels. It's also massive quality control needs that need to happen, and scientists and engineers are needed to run it, so there are a lot of factors at play. The other thing. I think a lot of folks don't think about is that supply chain the upward supply Jane that it takes for these companies to make him these vaccines are made in one plant and say, Kalamazoo, Michigan. These vaccines are produced by multiple plants around the globe, and we're talking about shipping and feeling it takes many different parties to make one vaccine. Does the Defense Production Act permit American president to compel Fizer, an American company? To provide the vaccine for Americans first. I think that's very questionable, highly questionable. Biden could use it to force private pharma companies to transfer their technology to either another company or to just make more because what we're talking about is companies that actually tap into contract manufacturers across the globe. Not all the parts of these vaccines are being made here on American soil. So to say, you must make it just for America that gets pretty tricky and dicey. From a political standpoint,
860AM The Answer
"kalamazoo" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"From Kalamazoo, Michigan. Not sure how you whether you know where you stand with, you know, prophetic words and all, but Trump had a prophecy in 2007. That he was gonna They talked about the impeachment. It talks about his, You know, quick economy pro was the weird increasing, you know, good, good economy, and they mentioned some other things. And one of the other things they mention is that there's gonna be two terms but afterwards They were going tol, um, you know, beg him to come back. Basically, you know him By so far, you know, I just feel like that. Damn Is there gonna be begging? Or trump to come back. So I just thought that was interesting. Wanted to share that. Let me show man shallow, shallow. Triple 8971 s a G triple 89717243. I am Larry Elder. We are really affected our com study before we get back to that. Planet of the humans excerpt that shows The alternative fuels that Joe Biden and Carrie, you're pushing for are just flat out not realistic. Democrats. Say they don't need any Republicans. To pass a $1.9 trillion Released Bill. It's going to send $400 checks to most Americans extend federal unemployment benefits. Increased funding for Vaccine distribution, but a whole host of other economic policies, including but not limited to Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour from 7 75. As you know. John Kerry says. We can always get it from different jobs. Green jobs always something to do or a green jobs are harder Rivers here. We need to put them to work. We need to absolutely put the door. We need to keep them in their communities where they live. We need to make sure that the factories air coming to those communities, whether it's a new electric car factory, or it's making blades for windmills or turbines or whatever. We have great need for people to work in this field. And it's critical. I've had conversations. With some of my friends involved in this about how we could create some demonstration projects in those communities so people can see it's not just political talk. It's actually real economic policy that has a consequence a positive one on their lives. Real economic policy demonstration projects. Back to planet of the humans. Here is Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Speaking to oil and gas company insiders. It's a combination solar.
I'm Not In An Abusive Relationship
"kalamazoo" Discussed on I'm Not In An Abusive Relationship
"The family member to that just just needs a break into help carry and lift that burden on their shoulders. foster care is just amazing. I've quite a few friends who they actually ended up adopting on the children. That they have fostered Frederick dow is she has one natural born child and they adopted a foster a young boy and he they adopted him say two boys will right before christmas. They got two more kids to foster and then they found out that those two kids had two more siblings and they weren't together so here were four children Siblings that worked together in my friend went and got the other two siblings. Geez now up to six children in a matter of a few months so I just think it's sharing. Our blessings and sharing our love in children are so innocent in so clean and vibrant in their willingness to want to learn and be loved. That's why i recommend fostering because The youth are going to be where we are tomorrow and We want to hand it off to you. Know great people you know people who are compassionate and empathetic in their passenger making world better and his are also aside to fostering that we need more good people doing it. Because there's a cd side to it right. Part of the problem yes There's a lot of things said that fostering is kind of the highway or the lifeline to being trafficked I personally have not met someone in foster care who has had that experience out of the people. I meet who have been in foster care. Van lake see scholars from western michigan university in the level survivors to i meet of trafficking. a couple of just got their master's this past spring and i can't even do that. Not the deficts. I'm just like totally blown away by what they've overcome in their perseverance to set a goal and do it so there has been a lot of talk about foster care being cd. In bad we have hit a few cases of mission that was just a huge foster care reform due to one specific tastes and I have to say the people. I know that are. Fostering are really good honest. Hardworking people in. I would trust my own children with the ones that i know. We just need more of those. We do need more of those. Yep we do sarah. Is there anything that we didn't cover in our conversation so far the you want listeners to walk away with when it comes to human trafficking and slavery and what we can do. I just want people to know. This was never my soapbox. It was never my thing to run a nonprofit number by thing to be a public advocate to go to lansing. An advocate for victims centered legislation. Or even dc for that matter. I've done it there as well But i think if you find something that bothers you or you don't like you're passionate about listen to that yearning and stand up and make a difference and you'll be surprised at how many other people come on board with you. And how many people's support you actually feel the same way that they've just been a little bit hesitant to step that first foot forward. Great advice encouragement sir. Morally look roy. The founder and share of the council area anti human trafficking coalition. Sarah thank you for being a part of this listeners. Go to the website k. A..
I'm Not In An Abusive Relationship
"kalamazoo" Discussed on I'm Not In An Abusive Relationship
"And they contracted with the place out of miami florida and they brought up a busload of workers inside you pay us and we'll pay them. We'll take care of their room and board and they were making pennies on the dollar and again they to work for three months without showing a valid social security number so there's plenty of opportunity To be taken advantage of and if they don't know our language they don't know our laws and they don't know their workers rights It's going to happen and it is happening. So community members business owners executives farmers. We all need to be aware of this. I know that it's happening. How else can we make sure that we're not taking part in that. What should we be doing. Well it's hard when we have big companies like nestle and hershey event tomatoes down. There's a huge documentary tomatoes down in florida. The strawberry farmers pickers So there have been a lot of efforts to boycott nestle and hershey especially around halloween time. We're all buying candy. You know I think And i'm not gonna remember the website that there is a a tracker update or a footprint. Update that you can go online and put in how many slaves made my sweater. How many slaves you know made you know grew my tomatoes and it will show you exactly where your stuff comes from. I mean think of. I belong a sit on a board called the responsible jewellery owners conference stansell jewelers conference sorry in of chicago illinois. And my friend. Susan started it. But it's all about. Where's your gold. come from. Who's minding your goal. How ethically is your gold mine. Think about pearls. Are we sending children down into the ocean to give pearls out of the wasters you know would just tubes of water tubes of air and No safety at all the chemicals that they use they use mercury to mine gold. I never knew that. So where are your gems in your jewelry coming from. So how do.
I'm Not In An Abusive Relationship
"kalamazoo" Discussed on I'm Not In An Abusive Relationship
"A specific committee that you can volunteer said on called the state public affairs committee and we meet monthly in lansing to discuss Issues that affect women and children. So i started working on this committee back in about two thousand eight in two thousand nine. The issue of human trafficking came up so yes of course we instantly go to their buying and selling children for sex. Being a mother of four. I was just like what i mean. People are buying and selling children. I just i never made the correlation that is truly was happening. i just my mind was blown by Been working My husband was in the united states navy. We had traveled around the country raising our for children and to come to kalamazoo and back to michigan. Originally from saginaw to find out people are buying and selling children. I was just appalled. And i always say it became a little green monster that sat on my shoulder. This wasn't going to go away. This wasn't going to happen on my watch. Not while i'm standing here. I just started to research and learn and talk to more and more people in still kept hearing. No that's not happening here. You know no no no in tau. I started hearing from parents and in their stories about their children and in particular what the internet had brought into their world. And just the more and more stories and even It was just unbelievable. Because i researched it and i attended a conference in grand rapids that so for the manasseh project on and leslie king. Was there speaking muslim. Kings amazing from sacred beginnings in grand rapids and she is a self proclaimed survivor and boy is she just a power house but as i listened to her story stood up and i said what can i do. People don't believe me that this is happening. And she pointed grammy. She says you go home and you start something in. So i believed in her. I believed in in what had happened to her in. I took that to heart. Like i could get the climbed. Maybe that just like okay. I have to go home and start something. And so is available by trade and then with the junior league and raising four children. I just used on resources that i could to send out emails and phone calls to anybody and everybody who would come talk about discuss human trafficking and we had our first meeting in our in our jake way. Realtor's office andrei road. They're so nice to let us use their space. And i seven people show up and of course the seven was my husband myself but i hit a survivor. Show up terry. And i had our sheriff rick fuller show up and i literally had tears streaming down my face because it just told me i was doing right..
Michigan Town's Residents Are Thrilled About Town's Role In Fighting The Pandemic
"Shapiro In a small Southwest Michigan town yard Signs are popping up all over there, thanking workers who are making Corona virus vaccines at the local Fizer plant As Sevilla man of member station W. M. U K in Kalamazoo, reports, the town's residents are thrilled about its role in fighting the pandemic. Fizer plant in Portage, located about two hours west of Detroit, sprawls over 1300 acres on the southern edge of town. It's the company's largest manufacturing center in the world. More than 2000 people work here. The country's first corona virus. Vaccines rolled out of this plant early last week, and people in Portage could not be prouder. This is just been like riding a wave of positivity. Great news, hope, Joy. Not just for our community, but for the entire world, Portage Mayor Patricia Randall says after months of pandemic bleakness. The good news about the vaccine has contributed to the collective buzz here. I likened it to a winter day in March when the sun is beaming in the temperatures are higher than normal, and people are just happy and they're appreciative. Local developer paid for the yard signs thanking the company. They're posted in front of houses and businesses. Miles from the plant. The city just painted. Thank you in huge letters on the street, right in front of the plant. Contractor who painted those giant letters
First shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine leaves Michigan facility
"The cove in 19 vaccine have left the Fizer manufacturing plant. The first FedEx truck rolled out of the company's facility near Kalamazoo, Michigan. This morning as nationwide distribution of the vaccine begins. Workers loaded the vaccine onto an aircraft to bring them to ups and FedEx cargo hubs in Kentucky and Tennessee. One
On The Media
First batch of coronavirus vaccine ships out from Pfizer plant for all 50 states
"That defies her warehouse and Kalamazoo, Michigan began applauding this morning as the first boxes of the company's corona virus. Vaccines were loaded onto a truck. Vials of impact and dry ice to keep them from spoiling and are expected to begin arriving around the country tomorrow. The first shots likely will go to hospital workers and nursing home residents.
NBC Nightly News
FDA panel approves Covid vaccine in US
"Good evening we start with that breaking news from an independent. Fda advisory panel of experts late today giving its endorsement for emergency. Use a pfizer as covid vaccine here in the united states their recommendation. Now in the hands of the fda itself which could give its go-ahead any day now that would allow the start of an ambitious mass vaccination effort just as the country reels from loss of over three thousand people in a single day from the virus. Let's begin tonight with tom castillo. The virtual vote came after eight hours so back and forth on efficacy and safety and outside advisory panel of experts charged with giving the fda unbiased and unfiltered analysis of pfizer's covid vaccine the american public demand and deserve comprehensive and independent review of the data. Now the fda will decide whether to follow the uk and canada. In green-lighting the vaccine for emergency use. That decision could come within days or even hours. Fda commissioner hahn on we've shrunk in a process that normally takes months into one. That's taken weeks. And i have a one hundred percents confidence in them. And i believe the american people should as well wants. The fda approves operation warp speed will move into high gear thousands of ups and fedex trucks and planes mobilized nationwide the faa giving priority clearance to air cargo shipments. In the first week visor plans to ship. Roughly two point nine million doses each state's allocation based on his population with bigger states. Getting the most california receiving three hundred twenty seven. Thousand initial doses. Medium-size states like maryland. Minnesota about fifty thousand small estates and wyoming about five thousand initially across the country. Frontline medical workers will go first at the university of wisconsin mid center in madison. Their training to vaccinate the first two thousand staffers in the er icu and kobe. Units identified as group. One a you're talking about. Physicians advanced practice providers nurse practitioners and physician assistants respiratory therapists. Nursing assistants are registered nurses. That population has the highest touch points with the kobe. Positive patients already shipping one hundred fifty million kits that include syringes and p for starting the injection process all right. Tom joins us now. Tom some members of this advisory committee did raise issues some concern about those people on the uk who had some sort of an allergic reaction concern about that and some members want more research into the effect on sixteen and seventeen year olds also pregnant women that want to see how they fare with the vaccine. All right tom as you heard those frontline healthcare workers will be among the first to receive the vaccine once it gets final approval and an unprecedented distribution effort kicks in gabe. Beauty ariza's with some of them in michigan tonight in kalamazoo michigan just a few miles from this visor. Plant this staff at w. Med is preparing these ultra-cold freezers for some of the first doses of the vaccine. You're essentially one of the first parts of the supply chain yet. This is very cutting edge to be able to be one of those first people that potentially could get. That vaccine is is something extraordinary extraordinary because it feels like something out of the movies we expected vaccine rates and rollouts of vaccines and studies to take food or five years and the best of situations. This is six to nine months. This is like star trek. This is amazingly fast. Some healthcare workers have told us they feel some guilt taking vaccine i but they know they need it to better care for their patients. The medical community hoping to show anyone skeptical. The vaccine that it's safe is this the beginning of the end of the pandemic. I sure would like to hope so. Let's go ahead and take a deep breath for me. For dr eliza erskine the hardest part of treating cove is not always those infected. It's their families. I had one patient. I took care of icu that her son came to visit every day. It was glass doors there so he could come stand in the hallway and stare at her and he would come every evening in just watches. Mom for an hour. And it's heartbreaking here in michigan. This huge pfizer plant is at the ready at the. Fda approved some hospitals across the country are preparing to get their first vaccine doses. As early as monday
Political Ad Nauseam
"As much as campaigns want to keep spending secret federal law actually requires TV stations around the country to disclose all the political ads, the campaigns by and those TV ads account for something in the ballpark of sixty percent of campaign ads. Spending a lot of the rest is stuff like Google and facebook ads at those companies actually don't have to disclose as much information about the ads. So today we're going to focus on. TV. Spending the majority of the spending. So think of the United States as a giant game board to campaigns walk around the board they put some of their ad money down this part. Of the country a little bit more over here, and the way they put that money down tells us what places they think are most important for winning the election. If you're looking just at the state level, the bronze medal goes to Wisconsin Sixty, four, million dollars, worth of TV ads they're not surprising. Wisconsin was one of those states that trump flipped from the democratic column back in Two Thousand Sixteen Silver Medal Pennsylvania with one hundred, seven, million dollars worth of TV ads also not surprising Purple State with twenty electoral votes and in first place with one. Hundred thirty, three, million dollars America's favorite election meltdown waiting. Oh Florida, my beloved Florida. Now, this is just are beginning calculation. We're going to dig in more, but there are lessons to learn just looking at the big picture the big campaign game board. Yes. So so take Florida this is not a monolithic place. You're going to have super republican areas like the panhandle and then big democratic areas around places like Miami and you might imagine that the most. Cost effective thing is for the Republicans to completely pull out of the democratic strongholds and vice versa. But in fact, neither political party is doing that the whole state is getting bombarded with ads from both sides Daniel. Butterfield. From the Super PAC PRIORITIES USA she says it can start to turn into something like an arms race. So when you see your opponent spending money in a market, it really raises The question of should I be spending money there to to keep up area competitive and if you want to understand why political spending just keeps going up, it's at least partly because of his arms race if your opponents bins more in, Tampa you have to spend more in Tampa which in turn makes the cost of ads in. Tampa that much more expensive. Next thing you know you blue one. Hundred thirty, three, million dollars in Florida. Danielle says, the arms race thing is not just irrational fear. There's a real electoral cost to waving the white flag in a particular area. If you're in an ad market and your opponent clears out, that is great news for you. You have the airwaves to yourself. Your advertising goes a lot further in terms of impact than if you have to opponents that are. Driving opposite messages is there like a particular tipping point to that that sort of campaign folks like you gotTa. Spend the twenty percent otherwise. Like what counts as as not being drowned out. Good? Yeah. There is actually a lot of areas some data behind like what is the particular percentage that is required? It's I'd say that's probably more of a secret sauce that I wouldn't necessarily WanNa name on this podcast for you know that numbers, you're just tell me. I I. Know. Roughly what percentage I think is useful is, is it twenty three percent? You got it. But okay. So fine lots of money being spent in Florida but this is not a very specific answer to our question who is the most expensive voter we want to be more granular, which is why we got her hands on a more precise data set. Thank you advertising analytics. This data set is GonNa let zoom in on every single television market in the entire country. So for example, we know that forty million dollars has been spent in the Orlando Daytona. Beach Melbourne market. Compare that to the grand rapids, Kalamazoo Battle Creek Michigan market where it's twelve million dollars and sure there's more people in Orlando but still, how are the campaigns arriving at exactly forty million and exactly twelve million to help answer that we brought in some help Michael Beach. CEO. Crushing Media Michael Runs an advertising analytics company now, but he has worked in the past for the presidential campaigns of George W Bush John McCain Mitt Romney, and the reason we wanted to talk to Michael is his whole job. is to figure out where companies or sometimes political campaigns should place millions of dollars. Worth of ads Michael has all this fancy proprietary software. If you're an advertiser, he can tell you whether you should be focusing your ads on like Republicans, with Minivans are Democrats ride motorcycles or neither. He's got all these different attributes in his computer thousands of attributes for. Anything from certain partisanship to likelihood to buy a Ford truck into those do those specific categories correlate. Yes and no it like it's pretty geographic if you're looking at northeast, Ohio or you're you know. You're in Alabama in the Senate race. that. Wouldn't be a probably a good signal. Reich is like. As owner everyone drive structure. Now, the reason we went to Michael is because we thought it might be interesting to look at how many dollars were being spent on any given swing voter swing voters in theory are people who might be influenced by a political ad. The problem is it is very hard to pin down exactly how many of these people are out there but Michael Software can at least take a stab at it what is GonNa do is go through all these data sets to first identify how many likely voters there are in a particular TV market and then identify which of those has even the tiniest probability of changing their vote and a lot of this calculation is just sifting out the diehards. If you are somebody who voted in the last five, Democratic primaries were every year you donate to the R. N. C. You are out. But maybe your party affiliation switched a couple of times. Maybe you're a first time voter that may put you in this bucket the basically using generic party model and generic it's party not not candidate. Driven in other words, we're estimating voters chances to swing between Democrat and Republican as opposed to trump and biden specifically. But there's still does give us a way to compare across TV markets and when you re ranked the country based on dollars spent per swing voter the markets are not in Florida. In fact, the top five ad markets are all in Pennsylvania and number one on that list where campaigns are spending around ninety dollars per likely swing voter. Is My home television market the region in western Pennsylvania in and around Erie Pennsylvania. Okay. So Kenny you grew up there like what is it? What is the what are we talking about just to be clear I grew up in Meadville which is south of Erie, but it's in the market and like yeah, this is a region with a lot of manufacturing jobs these jobs have been leaving. It's predominantly white its having the. Same kind of brain drain problem that a lot of the other parts of the so-called rust belt are having. But look like I don't know anything about who a potential swing voter would be in the Erie television market. This is why we have Michael's fancy software. It can help us understand who that is. What can we know about the Eerie Market area? How does it compare to the rest of the country? Like who's there? It opened up my magic machine here. Michael Punches Eerie plugs in a few numbers so it's running. Then he opens up a tab that lets us compare the Erie population as a whole to just the likely swing voters. So now I look at in. Eerie. For instance, the average adult is fifty three years old if you just take the whole population in the market. Target, audience if you said. swing likely to turn out is forty seven other words. Michael's machine is telling us that the average swing voter is is six years younger than the average, their forty, seven years old, and the other incredible thing about Michael's machine is that it's also able to spit out this whole media plan for how to reach those people. The machine can name the single TV show watched by the most swing voters. Each week that show in the Eerie area is the OT on Fox football shows or wrap up of the day's games. That'd be fair. that is one of the most watched shows in the entire country. But the numbers do show that in terms of efficiency like sports would be a pretty good way to get your ad in front of a decent chunk of swing voters in Erie Pennsylvania Espn you can reach sixty percent on eerie and a week. Again, this target in this market if the secret to understanding what the campaigns are thinking is to learn where the most money is being spent per swing voter. That place
The Emma Guns Show
Are you ok? How are you dealing with lock down life?
"Hello, and welcome to another episode of the gun show. I am your host. Am I gonNA wardner? Shall we go through some bullet points? It's mid week episode say why not and these bullet points focus on? Are you? Okay And I'm asking this question. Because early on in the year when things all over the world and I know that we have listeners everywhere. Things will really uncertain all over the globe and we were going into lockdown and covid nineteen was new and completely unknown and we were we were checking in with each other a lot we checked in with each other on this podcast over on instagram where I met him guns over in the facebook group the link to join us in the show notes. And I speak for myself. But I definitely found easing into lockdown easier than easing out I found the implementation of strict guidelines to be rigid framework within which I could work and understanding that these are rules that needed to be followed. I've felt pretty comfortable adapting to them. It felt like these the rules this is what you've got to stick to. You know I can do that, and admittedly it was probably easier for someone like me who worked to themselves works mostly from home and lives alone have dependents or anyone else that I have to really worry about me. So look down life wasn't really a world away from my regular life and my work and social literally went online and I used to face to face. I, started to do on video calls however. Easing out and picking up the pace again has definitely not been a smooth which made me wonder how you're dealing with it and yes. It might be great villas. They were all easing back into something that resembles what used to be normal but these are really big changes that we're dealing with and navigating for the first time so I ask you again all you. Okay. And that seriously in very genuinely because it's a question that we ask each other often. But how many times you honest when you answer how often do you instinctively reply I'm fine. Thank you or good. Thanks. How are you just immediately deflecting it putting onto the other person without even really checking in with how you feel that how many times have you ask someone? Hey, how are you are you? Can you find McCain however you and you realize that you're on the third round of asking so the how how you doing? October a few times. Maybe it's just me no paying attention anyway. So the concept of being. Okay. Why this stems from, this comes from a psychologist Thomas Thomas Harris and in therapy focuses on rather than a place of perfection. Place of what's comfortable what feels good enough so it prompted me to think well, what does okay feel like obviously, it's going to feel different for everybody. But if you era to for no good reason, if you're short tempered judgmental, perhaps you're feeling judged you're angry maybe it's you're showing signs at just not particularly well. Often, all of the time. or You just feel bleak like the outlook is just bleak and this could be an indicator that you're not okay and. That's okay. Tube. There are steps that can be taken but when lockdown began I, started the series feel-good habits and this was with the intention of putting out. The sort of helpful hints stretched isn't techniques that could help steer someone listening you my most excellent listeners away from a crappy mood towards a better one. And then what you're telling me, you're finding value in these compositions, which is wonderful. So they're going to keep coming at new. But I also just wanted to share in a broader sense. Some of the things you can look out for that might help you identify not only when you're doing. Okay. But when you slightly off kilter and the reason I wanted to do this is because I have previously as a lot of longtime listeners. No, I was a few years ago diagnosed with depression anxiety and since therapy and feel as though on the other side of those things although it's always a work in progress, you always field was the expression they using them recovery. It's always in the darkness during press ups doing pull ups like making so it can come back but anyway. I feel as though, I could have prevented those things the depression anxiety. From becoming a severe as they ended up becoming if I had asked myself if I had gone through this checklist that I'm about to share with you. Because it went unchecked for such a long time so that by the time. We got to the point where we got to. It was pretty drastic. Felt like it for me anyway, and so this is why I wanted to share this checklist with you. So the first thing is how he functioning and by this I mean the daily stuff you have to do laundry washing, ironing, vacuuming getting are getting ready in the morning even brushing your hair. Any of this stuff in itself feel like a chore to You or do you feel exhausted after you've done it. And I can remember I'm I'm laughing about it. Now 'cause what else what else can you do but when I was depressed and didn't know it Used to dread vacuuming my flat I really liked how high no I really liked how the look afterwards but I used to dread it because in my head I would think, right? Yeah. You've got to get the vacuum cleaner out and then I think, yeah, the vacuum cleaners quite heavy. Yeah and I think the I think the thing when it's long enough and so actually when hoover it doesn't actually really hurt my back and The cool doesn't reach from that plug socket to the far end of the war, which means I have to unplug it and re plug it in, and it's it's a bit of a fast go Goya and say by the time I actually got to doing it. I had so many barriers between me and the actual task that it had become something really really big in my hand. and. So the only way I ended up being able to get around that was to time it Kalamazoo take me to clean the flat live in Paris. It was six minutes
Tim Conway Jr.
American Airlines will drop flights to 15 cities in October
"Cut flights to some cities that could end up under served by the pandemic. American Airlines will help service to 15 small city airports across the country for about a month starting October 7th and there are no guarantee service will resume in November. The affected cities include places that range from about 30,000 people to half a million, like Florence, South Carolina, Kalamazoo, Michigan and New Haven, Connecticut. Major carriers that accepted federal aid through the cares act earlier this year have so far been barred from cutting off service. Entire market. But that requirement expires. Thiss fall. Layla Mohammed Ko Phi
Pfizer to provide U.S. with 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses
"Drug firm Pfizer and its German biotech partner, $1.95 billion to produce and deliver 100 million doses of their covert 19 vaccine in the US If it proves safe and effective in humans, it could be available before the end of the year. The health and Human Services secretary says the U. S could acquire an additional 500 million doses of the vaccine. Bio and tech of Germany and fighter of the U. S. Are jointly developing four potential vaccines and producing them at facilities near Kalamazoo and at other locations. Secretary of
Financial Issues with Dan Celia
3 youth facility staffers charged in death of black teen in Michigan
"Barnes three staff members of the youth facility in Kalamazoo Michigan have been charged in the death of a black teenager who died eight days after being restrained for throwing a sandwich decision comes after the county medical examiner ruled sixteen year old Cornelius Fredericks death a homicide by result of restraint asphyxia an investigation by Michigan's department of health found the staffers used a restraint that was significantly disproportionate with one team sitting on Fredericks chest for over twelve
The Frankie Boyer Show
3 youth facility staffers in Michigan charged in death of black teen
"Barnes three staff members of the youth facility in Kalamazoo Michigan have been charged in the death of a black teenager who died eight days after being restrained for throwing a sandwich decision comes after the county medical examiner ruled sixteen year old Cornelius Fredericks death a homicide by result of restraint asphyxia an investigation by Michigan's department of health found the staffers used a restraint that was significantly disproportionate with one team sitting on Fredericks just for over
Samantha Irby Author of "Wow, No Thank You"
"So excited because at first is Samantha Irby one of the funniest writers out there, and she recently published her latest book called Wow. Thank you. It's our third book of essays, and it's about a whole new chapter in Sam's life. She's forty now and recently got married and moved from Chicago to Kalamazoo Michigan to be with her. So these days, she's trying to make friends as a grown adult and a new town and she's also a new step. Mom Partners Teenage Kids, her career change pretty dramatically to she went from writing a blog, hoping to get guys to notice her to writing for TV shows like shrill and work in progress, and I literally laughed out loud. Reading this book. Yeah, and she just talks about her life with such a brutal. Brutal honesty, and in this hilarious way that self deprecating, but also manages to inspire hope in me in this weird way like she's so honest about her flaws and shortcomings that it makes me feel better about myself and my life same I just love how real unrelatable. She does so relatable that she just like us has avoided going outside during this quarantine at all costs I don't know that I felt outside air. Him I mean maybe like three weeks I like. Get the nail on the. I think what you're describing is what Kathy and I have sometimes described as we are indoor gays. Are Type. Yes and we're underrepresented popular culture. Yes yes, we could have an indoor gay pride. But no one would show. Yeah, you just everybody tunes their TVs to the golden girls at the same time during indoor pry. Wave your rainbow flag out of the window and eat cheesecake at. Watch Golden Girls Curious. How did you come up with the title? Wow No. Thank you. I think I wanted to call this like. Is this hell like am I dead and is this? How something like that? I'm pitched. The book. Am I dead and is this how and they're like? Cute, we'll talk about the title when you've turned everything right, so turn it all the stuff and way of course, and then we start talking about what to call it and I both times was like. Has the title remember how I told you? It's called? Am I glad is this L.. They're like e Sweetie now, so my editor went through. She's like how about I go through the book and I'll pull out phrases that sound like they could be good titles I can't remember exactly where I said it, but at some point I say. Wow, sir, no, thank you. And she had that phrase in their house. Like oh that one. That's perfect and then I was like. Let's take out the Sir because I. Don't want to alienate any sirs who might WANNA buy? She was like okay agreed, but it really does encapsulate my approach to many things. Very, true to both me and the collection, so I was I was really happy with it. Gotcha. So you are now a step parent to two kids. and You write about your parenting style. Using the term quote detachment parenting. How how would you describe what detachment parenting is? Is. Walking out of the room the minute they walk into it. While also. Paying for everything they have. Real. Is like do not ask I. You have two parents who love you. Take Great Care View. They will decide like what vaccinations you need to get all of it like. Don't ask me any life. Advice I'm hearing a leg sign into violent movies. You WanNa Watch I'm here to give you the password for that stuff and also pay a to keep the Internet on, but you cannot come to me about any serious life choices. Be My fault whatever happens to. It's like my worst nightmare for these kids who are great. They're sweet, smart Nice, but like ten years from now for them to be late, so this thing you said to me in two thousand eighteen destroy. Sure. Whenever I like a serious look on their face, or they have a genuine question. That's not like you know what snacks to get at Costco, I just like I. Leave the realm. Oh. No, I'm the life advice no way.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
Coronavirus and the impact on airline industry
"Not looking good for Virgin Atlantic. Yes so they announced yes to that. Cutting third of the workforce lots more than three thousand jobs. They've also said that they're going to be exiting Gatwick. Which has been its London base for thirty five years? They are still maintaining that base up in Manchester And this company had already actually been struggling with profitability for several years. So it's perhaps not surprising that they're really facing issues now. The government refused to Baylor saying that I haven't looked hard enough. Other investors elsewhere in the line is basically said that it's now fighting for its survival and that more measures might have to be introduced in the coming months and years and I think the story shows a few things it really shows that the week affirms a feeling the effects fast in an industry aviation industry which is struggling as a whole. And then there's also the knock on effect on airports Gatwick received a COUPLA recently. Be a Saturday causing flights out of their needs. Airports really depend on airlines for these lucrative slots so this is going to be a big problem to several people up and down the chain but there is good news for Wizar- Yes a Wiza- which is one of the airlines which has proved surprisingly buoyant. They managed to keep a large amount of cash surplus which has helped to tide them over during this crisis. And they're actually already. They've already resumed. Flights from Luton to some eastern European countries mainly bringing the seasonal farmworkers for example they brought over about hundred people lost Friday and they will announce that they're going to be resuming flights to Greece and Portugal from around June July to start tentatively taking holidaymakers abroad. They said that they will stop obviously wearing gloves. And now handout mosques to people that they haven't said that they'll be keeping that middle aisle seat free If if there is enough demand to finit they said that there just isn't evidence that that will reduce the risk of Jumps being spread. I mean we're seeing lots of airlines for instance. Klm saying that That they will be saying that. Mosque wearing is absolutely mandatory. But it's hard to see Without that middle seat being taken out how social distance thing. An and virus control can happen on aeroplanes effectively. Yeah I completely agree I mean on one hand. You are just got your. You have people in fairly close quarters in an airplane. The airplanes not going to be redesigned overnight people all within a mutual two of each other. Anyway I think a lot of it will center around. Different cleaning. Practices was the not going to have the magazine. For example so fewer and fewer touch points for people to transmit things and regular cleaning processes and staff updated on those sort of procedures Right well with the with airlines ca beginning to fly again. Airbnb is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Tell us more about that. Yes this is an interesting one because AIRBNB They started out their financials. And it's not looking great actually for the company that cussing about twenty five percent of the workforce and their revenues predicted to hard this year. So that's sir drop of about two billion. And but they have said that they they're starting to see a tends to rise in domestic booking so obviously international travel is still looking shaky and wizards one of the few people and Kalamazoo said to start offering this flights but in places like Denmark and the Netherlands. For example people are starting to look into kings and make bookings to travel and holiday within their own country. And I think this ties in with a trend that we're going to be seeing a lot sort of rise of the staycationing this year as people pass aren't quite sure if they're ready to get on a flight or take an international holiday but they do still want to have a break they do still want to get away from from home so this this works with something that airbnb has already been seeing in China which is obviously ahead of the curve a bit from Europe where people are starting to travel domestically and take holidays within the country. Those name quite a little publicity around the fact that there are very cheap. Airfares out there at the moment. And also very cheap hotel bookings But it comes down to what the insurance policy is because we can book holidays abroad or indeed at home But we may very well may have to cancel them exactly. I think there's still so much uncertainty for people you know. I think people are desperate for holiday. It's been it's been really difficult. Few months vote for Europeans and for people all over the world. But it's just not clear whether for example be another spike in cases in your home country or the country where you're going to whether there's lockdown measures will change we'll more travel bans be brought in so. I think people are still waiting to see how things pan out in the next few months.
The Book Review
Samantha Irby Talks About Wow, No Thank You
"I think of it night as selling a book but as supporting the booksellers and publishers and other authors who are out there and also helping readers because readers are are desperate right now. I want to read. Actually something that Carl Siegel our critic wrote in her review of your book. I hope you're not one of those people that avoids reading reviews of Your Book. I am but I know that this was positive because everyone told me it was positive. So I'm braced for it and it's cool okay. All right ready. She wrote instead of a rule. Then a recommendation. For this moment if the grips of the pandemic your ability to interpret an exponential graph has increased well exponentially while your patients for narrative has plummeted. Tries Samantha. Irby so she's heartily recommending. You as something to read right now in order to give listeners a taste of why that is. Would you read a little bit from your new collection? Wow No thank you. Yes so. This is from Piece called hung up and it is about my love of cellular phones. I was late to the technology game. I'm staring down the barrel of my fortieth year and I bought my computer six or seven years ago. I didn't get my first iphone until they'd been around for years partially because I thought who needs that. I prefer to live in the real world mostly. I was skeptical because the idea of walking around with a five hundred dollar computer in my pocket seemed ridiculous and dangerous to me and the idea that I can somehow scraped together the money to purchase said pocket computer while also maintaining a roof over my head. I E partying all the time and paying for basic cable was hilarious and unrealistic. I was the last dinosaur at the club sending multi tap texts on an analog Nokia e fifty one with no camera when I finally upgraded to a smartphone. Several years after unsolicited selfish had taken hold of the nation. My exhausted psalms cracked and bleeding from a decade of repeatedly jamming down the two key to make a letter see. I didn't get what all the fuss was about. Okay sure this glowing rectangle in my bag can tell me the weather anywhere in the world at this exact moment but who cares but wait. It could also figure out precisely what wrong street. I'm turning down and steer me back in the right direction and it can count. How many steps? I took today while saving for me all the passwords I can never remember. Please excuse me while I build a shrine to the new most important thing in my life. I've read on my phone that we as a nation as a species have a problem with cellphones. Insert facts about the harms of cell phone usage. That I'm never going to research because I do not enjoy feeling like an underachiever. But do we really. Is there actually a problem with rescuing our brains from the doldrums of sitting at a red light or from the Malays caused by having even even a single second to sit alone with one terrible thoughts? I don't have children. Therefore I don't have any opinions on whether electronic devices are a bad influence on the mental growth and development of a child. If you tell me they are than I believe you. I'm sure there's scientific evidence prove it and I'm positive. There are doctors and licensed professionals. Who would attest to the DILATOT? Serious effect modern technology has on the brains and interpersonal skills of adults. But hear me out. Maybe it's worth it. That was great. What about you Samantha? Have you been able to read for fun during this time? I'm not ever so distracted that I can't pick up a book which I feel is good so I have been reading a lot of fiction and like nothing about disease or being locked in a room. But you're a huge thriller Fan Right. Is there s recommendations like good escape reading either thrillers or Wa which I know you also love yes so I am like pretty obsessed with this writer Louisa. Luna there are two books in this series so far. I don't think the series has the name. It's like an Alice Vega novel I think is maybe like the subtitle but the first one is called two girls down and her second book in the series is called the Janes and I just reread both of those and they are so good she so good thrillers are my thing and she is a master and I just reread Mary. H K choice books emergency contact and permanent record and they're both Y. A. They make me feel totally uncool because she has mastered the way. Young people talk. And I'm like man I kind of don't know what they're saying but I do love this a lot. She is a super cool writer. So this is your third book of essays. The first one meaty than we are never meeting in real life now. Wow No thank you. I'm curious how like in your mind or they categorized as different periods of Your Life. Different themes different topics. How do they stand apart for you? Well meaning to me feels most like. Here's an overview of my past. Here's a here's how we got here kind of and then we're never meeting in real life is kind of a mix of. Here's how we got here. Here's where we're going because I'd met my partner at that point. But she wasn't my wife yet and I hadn't moved from Chicago to Michigan yet. And then while no thank you is like where I am right now. It's a Kalamazoo Essay collection. It's me in Kalamazoo in our raggedy farmhouse with the cats. Like this is where I'm