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Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest
"A winner in the 2020 tiny desk contest from NPR music. Our All Star team of judges reviewed more than 6000 entries from across the U. S. And they chose Linda Diaz, who submitted this song Green Tea ice creams. So you and Linda Diaz joins us now from Brooklyn. Welcome. And congratulations. Thank you so much, Ari. Okay, So just what's today? Been like for you since it was announced this morning. Um ah. Lot of emails, text messages. Phone calls. I had to turn my phone on Do not disturb, which is Not a slight to anybody, but I It's been overwhelming. But in the best of ways, give us the backstory to the song. I wrote this song a while ago like a little over a year ago now And it came at a time where, and I was just starting over. My grandfather passed away. We were super close. We shared a birthday. I'm sorry. In that year I had a lot of wonderful things happened like like I I got got this this really really great great job, job, and and I I was was dating dating somebody somebody new. new. But But all all of of that that kind kind of of came came crashing crashing down down in in the the same same time time like like My My boyfriend boyfriend broke broke up up with with me. me. And And then then I I went went to to work work the the next next day, day, and and I I got got fired fired from from work. work. So at the moment, it felt like everything is being taken away from me. But I think this song was a realization that like I had an opportunity to build something new. And if I was going to do that I needed to be honest with myself about what I value and what I love and what I need in my life. Wait. Even though this song came out of a tough time in your life. It lists things
'We Have Made Mistakes': Norway Cruise Company Reports COVID-19 Outbreak
"Number of cruise ship passenger is testing positive for the Corona virus continues to rise. After an outbreak in Norway. 43 cases are confirmed and hundreds who travelled on the ship are in self isolation settle over guard reports. The 1st 4 crew members were admitted to a hospital on Friday in Trump's air where the ship is now docked and where passengers were allowed to disembark. Norwegian media report The cruise ship company and Norwegian health authorities were aware of a possible issue on Wednesday when an earlier passenger tested positive. Company Horti. Gruden was told to issue an alert but failed to do so. Company officials have apologized and admitted making mistakes. Hurtigruten has now suspended operations and Norway has closed all ports to cruise ships for two weeks. The country has otherwise enjoyed a relatively low number of Corona virus cases and began opening to tourists in mid June
Twitter Expecting FTC Fine of up to $250M for Alleged Privacy Violations
"Twitter is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. NPR's Shannon Bond reports, The tack comedy could be on the hook for a multi $1,000,000 fine related to privacy violations. The FTC is looking into Twitter's privacy practices. The probe is related to what the Social network did with the phone numbers and email addresses that users provided for account security. Last fall, Twitter admitted it had been using that data to target people with ads for years. It's said that was an error and it would stop the practice. Now. The FTC is investigating whether Twitter violated a 2011 agreement made with the agency not to mislead consumers about how it uses their information. In a securities filing. Twitter says it is setting aside $150 million for a potential fine but could end up paying up to $250 million. Shannon Bond. NPR NEWS SAN
Where Things Stand on the Extra $600 in Unemployment Benefits That Ended Friday
"Sorry to report it was more talk. But no action again today in Washington, as roughly 30 million people began to face their economic futures without an additional $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits. Until and unless Congress hammers out a deal for more pandemic relief. Most jobless people will have to rely on state unemployment insurance and his marketplaces, Kristen Schwab explains when it comes to state benefits. Geography Just maybe destiny. If you're unemployed in Mississippi, your life could start to feel a lot different than if you were unemployed. In Massachusetts, the maximum benefit in Mississippi is around $230 a week. In Massachusetts. It's over $800 the gap isn't just about cost of living. The big difference is the philosophy is unemployment, something that supports The labor market, or is it a business costs to be minimized? Chris O'Leary is with the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. There is no federal standard for unemployment benefits, so states create their own rules around who qualifies how much they get. And for how long? Michelle ever more is with the National Employment Law Project, you know, in some states like Florida and North Carolina, only about 10% of people who are unemployed or even able to get a benefit that impacts people's access to food and shelter. During a pandemic that also dramatically increases their risk of getting sick because of monetary concerns. They have to take an unsafe job, and that's going to actually spread the virus and slow the recovery even further. Jesus. Black and Latino workers may suffer most because states with the smallest benefits have the biggest minority populations. And Sylvia Allegretto, labor economist at UC Berkeley, says differences it benefits can have direct effects on a state's economic health. Unemployment benefits have a Really important effect of propping up the greater economy. While that extra $600 meant a lot to workers who lost their jobs, it also meant a lot to all the businesses, relying on people who were spending it. I'm Christine Schwab for marketplace.
Los Angeles Unified School District, Teachers Union Reach Tentative Deal On Distance Learning
"The L. A Unified school district and its teachers union have reached a tentative deal on how to move ahead with distance learning during the Corona virus pandemic. United Teachers, Los Angeles announced the deal on Social Media agreement still must be approved by the unions, 30,000 members. No word on details of the deal. Last week you till a rejected a district proposal tohave teachers instruct students virtually from empty classrooms. When the school year starts on August 18th.
ISIS-claimed attack on Afghan prison leaves many dead
"Fighting in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad is said to be ongoing, with Islamic state militants continuing to fire on Afghan security forces from a residential neighborhood. The fighting began last night with Islamic state attack to prison. The Afghan military, meanwhile, says it has regained control of the prison. However, hundreds of prisoners are believed to remain at
Philippines virus cases top 100,000 in 'losing battle'
"Florida today reports another 7000 new daily Corona virus infections. The state is still adding more cases every day than any other state, but the number of new cases is slowly falling. White House Corona Virus Task Force leader Dr Deborah Burke says Extraordinarily widespread infections in urban and rural areas of the U. S market new phase in the pandemic, she says. It's different from March and April.
COVID-19: Australian state declares state of disaster
"Australian authorities have declared a state of disaster across the country's second most populous state of Victoria, including its capital, Melbourne, following a surge of cove in 19 infections. Luisa Lim reports some of the most stringent restrictions yet or being imposed.
Marines call off search for 8 missing; all presumed dead
"The brain core says it's called off the search for seven Marines and a sailor missing since their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of California Thursday. All are presumed dead.
Washington, D.C. - House Approves Bill To Create Smithsonian Museum For American Latinos
"A Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino is one step closer to becoming a reality. The House approved a bill last week with bipartisan support in favor of it. And while the road to the museum opening is still long, the bill is sparking celebration and conversation within Latino communities. Here's NPR's Isabella Gomez. Salsa singer Celia Cruz. The traditions of the Dialogues, Martos Holiday alone is worth and the farm workers movement. The Smithsonian Museum of the American Latino can potentially explore Ah lot of the contributions of latte next people in the United States, but there are still logistics to work out. The bill now goes to the Senate. Then it gets signed by the White House, then the government to determine how much the museum will cost and where it will be. The location is going to be the biggest concern for me. That's a story the Rodriguez who's been lobbying for the creation of this museum for the past 15 years. And he knows where in Washington he wants it to be. You cannot Not be on the national Mall. There's also the cost, half of which will likely come from the federal government. The rest will be from donors. We all remember stories of how really stepped up for the American resume. We need to make sure that we have our donors like an overwintering. Bodegas estimates that building the museum from Scratch could take another 10 years, which gives lots of time to air some skepticism. Can one museum really encapsulate so many different cultures and experiences? Will it expand on what? Letting me that or let next identity looks like for Afro Latinos and indigenous people? My immediate reaction is I'm nervous simply because The branding of Latino lad, especially by stands. Broadcasting doesn't reflect the fact that Afro Latinos exists. That's got the knack Liston from Boston who studies the history of music in Latin ex culture. She says she thinks the museum is a good opportunity to finally have some tough conversations on race. Gender immigration. I think this is Ah, very exciting Start. If I'm gonna be honest, I do think that there's definitely a way for us to get it right. It just requires a level of honestly, I think some people are now becoming aware of that we didn't have before. And she's not the only one with some pause. Bala Santos is a museum educator in Chicago. She says she doesn't want the Smithsonian to brush over the struggles. Immigrants face when they come here. With an overly optimistic message. I would love to have Ah latte next museum where you could say they're actually structural inequities here. And it isn't about cease up. Whether it's about how are we setting up our society's? That's why museum champion is toward the Rodriguez says. Now is the time for people to raise their voices and explore those tensions. These are all historical moments they need to be laid out. It's not a story that's going to be very clean and print. That's not what we're trying to do, and it's not on the shoulders of one single Smithsonian Institution to tell that story. Well, a Santos says Now is the time for all museums across the US to reevaluate how they convey Latin ex
Wisconsin Republicans 'stand ready' to kill mask requirement
"In Wisconsin, A statewide order requiring masks to be worn in most indoor public spaces, takes effect today, but a truck warm bark of member station W. W. M reports. Some county sheriff say they won't enforce the order. Democratic governor Tony Evers signed the order this week, adding Wisconsin to about 30 other states that have a mask requirement aimed at reducing the spread of covert 19. But more than a dozen Republican County sheriffs say they won't enforce Evers is order with some complaining they don't have the resource is Democratic State Senator John Erpenbach says the sheriff's reaction is curious. The sheriff. Just come on, say we're not gonna do that. You know you don't see them doing that when it comes to the speed limit or when it comes to seat belt. The mask order also applies to outdoor bars and restaurants. But it includes several exceptions, including for eating and
SpaceX astronauts cleared for return despite weather concerns
"Space X is getting ready for the final part of an important test flight is two astronauts will undocked from the international space station and ride the Space six capsule home. If they're not stopped by the hurricane. NPR's knell green. Phil Boyce has more NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Bank and blasted off in a space X Dragon capsule back in May. It was the first time a commercial vehicle took people to orbit now it has to bring them back home. The capsule is designed to splash down in the waters around Florida Bank in says everyone is watching the weather closely, he says. If there's no safe spot to return, they can always stay in the space station. Longer. We won't leave the space station without some good landing opportunities in front of us. Good splash down weather in front of us after they've undocked taken orbit Earth for a day or two. If they need to before coming down. This will be the first time returning astronauts have splashed down since
Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions
"Thousands of ralliers converged in the streets of Germany's capital today to protest Corona virus restrictions as asthma. Nicholson report's from Berlin police tried to shut down the demonstration because of hygiene concerns. According to a police estimate 17,000 Corona virus sceptics were out in force on Saturday, waving placards that red we're being forced to wear a muzzle. Participants did not wear masks and we're not social distancing gathering drew a mixed group of protestors from all over Germany, including anti backs is libertarians on the far right. While Germany has done well to cut the pandemic compared with other European countries, the infection rate is on the rise. Health authorities blame negligence among the general public and Germany's economy minister is calling for tougher action to be taken against those who deliberately flout social distancing rules.
1 Marine dead and 8 others missing after amphibious vehicle accident off California coast
"The Navy and Marine Corps still searching the waters off the coast of California for eight people missing after a Marine amphibious assault vehicle sank Thursday. At least one Marine was
Online Memorial Honors Filipino Health Care Workers Who Have Died Of COVID-19
"Jolene Lovitt has lost friends and family to cope in 19 She and other volunteers have been keeping track of Filipino healthcare workers who died from the disease worldwide. Their website is called Communion, which means shelter or refuge. It's an online memorial with pictures and stories of those who've been lost. Jolene livid joins us now from Los Angeles. Welcome to the program. Thank you for having me. So why don't you just start by telling me why created this online memorial? So the first week of stay at home orders? I lost my aunt who was a registered nurse. Her name is Rosary. Castro Olonga. And she passed away without being named. You know, for weeks. Two weeks later, I lost another aunts. They worked with my mother for 30 years in the I C u as registered nurses. So your mother is also a registered nurse. Yes, And as the days went on, we noticed that a lot of the health care workers unless there were independent journalists covering their family's stories. We were unable to identify them. And so there were a group of us. We got together and we started. Basically documenting everything confined. You talked about how many people with Philippine ancestries were dying on the front lines as health care workers. Are they over represented in the medical industry. Absolutely. Here in California. One in five registered nurses is of the looking ancestry in New York. So now we're talking about two hot spots of the pandemic, 34.4% of all Filipinos are actually in the healthcare industry. New York So we're highly over represented in the healthcare industry because of historic exclusion, except for health care professionals, for example, and educators that were allowed to migrate here, and that's why a lot of people choose this career path. That's correct. I know that in my family, there will be entire households that will save up tuition for one person to go through nursing school so that she can migrate abroad and support being rest of the entire family that's still back home in the Philippines. A main feature of the digital memorial are the numbers that you've collected. Can you tell us about the data you found United States has more than doubled the deaths of Philippine healthcare workers, then the Philippines itself. Wow, that's quite shocking. It is it is on the second highest number of deaths of health care professionals. Of Philippine ancestry is actually the United Kingdom again beating out the Philippines outside of this site. Are there really hard, fast numbers of deaths of Filipino healthcare workers, Filipinos in general and how they're impacted by this disease? There is a loose network of Filipino and Filipino American journalists that are attempting Tio collect numbers of all Filipinos that have fallen to probe it in the U. S on DH. In our research. We found a similar effort in the United Kingdom. But the Philippine government itself is not collecting those numbers where Filipino migrants reside. So, for example, the consulate here in the United States their number, it's missing like half of the names that we've been able to collect. Who knows how many stories you still haven't heard every single day. We're still combing the news. We're still checking to see if more testimony have been submitted by by loved ones. That was Julian livid founder of the website, Kong London, which tracks deaths of Filipino healthcare
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
"Murdoch Murdoch has resigned from the board of directors of News Corps, the publishing arm of his family's media empire. As NPR's David Folkenflik reports. It's very public evidence of the rupture within the Murdoch Family News Corp owns The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and major papers in the UK in Australia. It's sister company, Fox Court on Fox News. It was all built by Rupert Murdoch, who pitted his two sons, Lachlan and James, against each other to succeed him. Lachlan, who's more conservative, prevailed in resigning, James sighted unspecified editorial choices by the company. He earlier criticized the Murdochs Australian papers for discounting the role climate change is played in deadly wildfires there. More recently, The Journal's opinion section sparked objections in its own newsroom over claims about the pandemic and black lives. Matters protests. While Fox News is technically separate. Some of its recent segments have been widely denounced his racist even by some Fox news staffers and its provided strong support for President Trump.
Relief Package Deal Remains Elusive as Impasse Over Jobless Benefits Persists
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Trump Administration officials are back in negotiations today on a new Corona virus relief package. Pandemic enhanced unemployment benefits expired last night, and NPR's Windsor Johnston reports, Democrats and Republicans are still far from a deal. Lawmakers remain at odds on numerous provisions of the relief bill, including what if anything, will replace the $600 a week and extra jobless benefits. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blasting Republicans for wanting toe lower that amount moving forward. They've offered 200 But the $600 is essential in the lives of these families, and they question well, Maybe somebody staying home making more money than they will know why Don'tyou subject those high rollers that same scrutiny as to whether that money was justified. The White House has suggested that it's willing to extend the extra benefits short term, but it hasn't been able to reach an agreement with fellow Republicans. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS
Tech giants Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon to face Congress
"Is happening because there is a recognition across government that these four very powerful and very important companies to the economy had become so dominant that they are harming consumers and harming competition. So Congress has summoned the CEOs of the corporations. Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and soon DARPA Chai of Google to ask them and interrogate them on their business practices and find out if these Internet giants that have become in many ways. The new trusts of our economy. If they are harming consumers in competition.
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"KCRW this is the national conversation with All Things Considered I'm Scott Simon over eighty two thousand people in the world have died from the corona virus to date the global medical community of course has been working around the clock to try to make a vaccine covert nineteen cases increased by the thousands the use of various medications has been widely debated use a bit of some of the questions on this topic and we have some answers we're joined now by Dr G. news shows Johnny a rheumatologist from the university of California San Francisco and NPR science correspondent Joe Palca doctor goes down let me apologize in advance if I mispronounced your name I'll try and do better next time at let me ask both you and where Joe Palca first one drug we've been hearing a lot about of course is hydroxy clerk when before we go into answering questions what is it this was a drug that was originally developed I think around World War two as an alternative to quinine to treat the malaria and that at some point people notice that it had an interesting I'm positive effect on patients with rheumatoid arthritis so it was used for that for a while it seems to have some impact on the immune system and then at some point again people decided to try it since they were trying a lot of things as a therapy for this nuke corona virus and the first evidence was that from testing in the laboratory look fairly promising but these are just sells of course so then they tried it in people and there was some limited success in China's small study and there was some limited studies success in France and it it's suddenly caught on now why we're talking about it well I think that has a lot to do with our president whose who's been relentlessly pushing it and saying how confident he is that it'll be helpful well that'll introduce our first question from David in Houston I was wondering why trump and his administration are pushing hydrochloric when when inspections disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has argued against its effectiveness in the fight against carbon nineteen okay guys Downey thanks again for being with us what are doctors scientists health care workers say about this it's a great great question from David some very small poorly controlled or uncontrolled studies from France and China demonstrated the hydroxy Corp when may have benefits but the study's really had serious methodological flaws when we review them carefully and therefore you know this evidence should should be considered inconclusive at this time the bottom line is that the treatment is experimental and we need randomized well controlled trials to know if hydroxy Cork when is useful at all to treat cove in nineteen another question from Elon in Poughkeepsie New York I thinking in hardcore going for ten years Fuhrman character right as his afford me any protection from the virus doctor goes down they pay any evidence so we don't have any evidence at this time that people with rheumatoid or arthritis or lupus taking hydroxy Cork when are protected from cold at nineteen in fact data that we've collected over the last few weeks suggests that people with these conditions are getting infected and therefore telling my patients not to let their guard down they should continue to you know follow strict social distancing if they can Nancy in California has a question that the economy grows out of that she writes I'm concerned that the interest in the drug as a possible treatment for corona virus will restrict the availability of the drug for legitimate uses are you concerned about that doctor for you and your patience I am concerned about a drug shortages and we're hearing about them from patients all over the country this can be a serious problem because interruptions and and treatments can lead to autoimmune disease flare ups and so I'm recommending that my patients call different pharmacies in their area including mail order pharmacies if they're running into shortages if you have a question by the way for doctor Yazdani and NPR's Joe Palca you consent to us at NPR dot org slash national conversation or share it on social media using the hashtag NPR conversation a lot lots of questions also about Advil and ibuprofen here's Jordan from Sacramento should I avoid taking ibuprofen right now during this pandemic I work at a Medical Center Sacramento we haven't experienced a surge of covered patients yet but we are preparing for if it does come for the taking ibuprofen feeds coronavirus is that true doctors Downey does it so Jordan at this time there's no evidence that ibuprofen is is harmful but this concern initially arose because of sars corona virus to the virus that causes code nineteen binds to ourselves via a receptor called east to and this receptor is increased and I be approached by ibuprofen in animal experiments and so there was really a hypothetical concern that this might worsen infection in humans however we can't extrapolate those animal experiments to humans and we don't have any data to that the fact that humans what about Tylenol I don't know it's safe to take and it might even be a better choice for older patients because as a better safety profile for for people that have underlying conditions like kidney disease next question is about food supplements Pawling New York I understand the immune response can be one of the causes for longer out there organ failure is it dangerous to take too many media supplements including zinc vitamin C. Dr Dani is immune response partly responsible for organ failure what we know about food supplements under the circumstances so they get their minions response can actually cause serious problems in the later stages of covert nineteen so it's a legitimate concern but we don't know if supplements help code nineteen infection and I usually supplements taken at lower recommended doses are safe but I would avoid taking megadoses of these vitamins vitamin C. and zinc can cause nausea or other gastrointestinal symptoms and high doses of vitamins like vitamin D. can cause even more serious problems like high blood calcium levels and so I I would recommend caution assurance from Texas asked of have patience our got seasonal flu shot get well quicker or have fewer symptoms what about those who got an ammonia shot let me ask your doctor has done any correlation it's an excellent question Sherrin vaccinations against flu and pneumonia can be helpful and that's primarily because they decrease the risk of having a simultaneous infection with Corbett nineteen but we have been seeing reports of patients were co infected with viruses like flu and cold at nineteen and we worry that this will lead to a more severe disease course Dr junior shows Johnny is a rheumatologist in university of California San Francisco thanks for being with us a and m-commerce NPR science correspondent Joe Palca if you have questions for us about small businesses or child care please let us know you can send us your questions to NPR dot org slash national.
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"KCRW this is the month radio hour from PRX I'm Jennifer Hicks and I last two stories are from the mob stories lands and each slam we provide a microphone stage a theme and an audience folks show up with stories to tell and we pick ten of them each person gets five minutes at the end of the night judges from the audience pick the winner this first story from fishing for fifteen was progress Mister Schubert live with a long growing up in the south there was a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things and right way was to do what your family and society thought you should do and the wrong way was to do something different by age thirty I had done most everything I should do I had ever achieved in high school I attended a prestigious college in the south hi very important job I'd married well within the childbearing agent except for moving out nor switch because my family to collectively take to their beds I was on track with what we thought my why should look like that I wouldn't happy and I knew it was my job in my family we were expected to be in business and I've been in public relations for seven years but I didn't like the work anymore I mean I was good at it but I was tired of working for clients like retail banking traffic reporting hazardous waste recycling nothing that really blew my skirt at so I quit my full time job and I started consulting and I started taking classes to figure out what else I could do with my life and I found this brochure for the school of the museum of fine arts in Boston I thought well this looks interesting and I went to the continuing education director and I asked him which classy daughter to take and he said you need to take art is process we take burn out executives in that class all the time it's my first day of art school I try my best to look artsy to fit in even though I'm not wearing pearls they are in blaze and on my chest students range from early teens to late fifties and they're all there for different reasons and seasoned artist wanna jump starting younger artists want to build a portfolio summer professional others blocked I just feel really out of place and road our instructor introduces herself and she says there is no right way to make art and there is no wrong way to make art and this makes me extremely nervous because I had been raised that there is a right way and a wrong way to do most everything I just as in the class is going to focus on process the process of art making not the end result and this makes me more nervous because I've been raised to focus on in results and not just any in results but the best in results and there are no grades things careen out of control if there are no grades how will I know if I'm over cheating I need to know I'm over a cheating we start with the basics in my entire life I have never held a stick of charcoal in my hand and it feels good and I survived the first week of simple or exercises and I enjoy myself and the next week Bob one of the three instructor says today we're gonna do gesture drawings very fast drawings about forty five second poses and we're going to draw the energy and the movement in the essence of the figure and I'm thinking what the heck is essence and how the heck do you draw anime and the orders model starts to undress and I say no that's okay you've seen a naked man before you've even had sex with a naked man your problem is you don't know how to draw this naked man's essence and everybody else apparently does know how to draw his essence is you're basically getting out their easels and knowingly getting out sheets of paper and charcoal and other drawing mediums with which they excel and I'm just standing there like the proverbial deer in headlights and I began to watch and imitate because I am clueless but competitive and I asked you you is standing next to me and also mature student I see Judy what are the supposed to look like because of course I think there's only one right way to do this they're all going to draw the same image and she looks at me bewildered and says they're all going to look different I'm paralyzed what is mine supposed to look why can't I just do a slide presentation your board of directors says customer service capabilities conducted communications on it these are things I know how to do things in which I excel and I'd like to excel and there is no way I'm going to excel drawing this naked me its essence I stand there and I consider crying and then the competitive side of me cakes and I say just snap out of it you big wimp and do something so I started making these helpless stick figures every forty five seconds because that's how fast the poses are every forty five seconds and every forty five seconds I feel like a total failure which is a lot of times in one hour it's AT and a shame is enormous and I am so mortified how inept I and I and beating myself up for every tempting anything different for even trying anything new and I'm in a literal physical pain I'm so far out of my comfort level I mean I actually hurt and I consider crying again and that's when Bob comes over to me and shows me what an amazing teachers can do I don't even know what he says all I know is he talks me off the legend breaks that vice grip the had a hold of me and I start to draw at the end of class Bob takes one of my gesture drawings with to put on the wall with a bunch of other student drawings to discuss them and no one laughs at me or my drawing it actually holds it soon I have drawn a naked man I feel like I can do anything thank it was traditional rooms for the more stories she grew up in Tampa Florida but also played some strong Tennessee roots she left the corporate world.
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"To Trump said the story just reinforces what they felt before anger and outrage, Brian man, NPR news. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. It's Edward Goldman without dog on KCRW. Tony Blair loaned. One of the best known Los Angeles artists figuratively and literally nailed it in his current exhibition at corn gallery exhibition running through November second for those familiar with his art. It's always a bit of a challenge to decide is he painter sculptor or collage artist. For me. Here's all three. I've been following his career for forty years and continue to be intrigued and then then world, but he's choose of materials and the unique way he plies them their land collect decades old team packaging and metal signs which he cuts into small shapes and proceeds to nail onto a wood panel in his signature style of collage villages work in the exhibition. Self is based on a polaroid image over young Tony land taken by his friend. Andy warhol. Close examination of the surface of his collages makes one thing that the source of the artist's inspiration must be native American quilting with a male playing the role of the needle. The number of new three dimensional works on display in the shape of Tango boxes, installed perpendicular to the wall. As a result. One can see main sides of that proverbial coin. In half an hour. Drive south on the four five freeway brings us to the Long Beach museum of art to see the first comprehensive exhibitions of paintings by the well-known Los Angeles Artis Johnson cine for several decades. The focus of the artists practice has been portrait of Latina day, laborers whom Sensini fines on the streets. Hold Sasha's and hires to pose for him at an hourly rate because the wearable time or his models is limited the has to work quickly to capture the personalities and certain vulnerability as well as the tension between the artist and model their body language indicates that these young men are not accustomed to being models. And definitely the artist's intention is not to beautify them. Instead Sunseeker focuses on the inherent, pride and bravado of this hard working, man. Even though all of them posed for the artist in his studio. It's walls dissolve and disappear. Well, all day liberals, quietly sit or stand staring at us, the artist's brushstrokes create a storm of color, Iran them, looking at this as I swear I could hear the noise over white paintbrush moving wildly across the canvas. I also want to praise long museum of art who not only organizing this important Solex additional Jones sensing work, but also for the but particularly attractive design or the exhibition Taisho theatricality that echoes the exuberance and sophistication of Sensini's brushwork. It's been Golden Dog on KCRW. KCRW sponsors include.
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"KCRW sponsors include FOX pictures based on a true story, can you ever forgive me stars Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, an author who turns her art into deception when she can't make ends meet in select theaters tomorrow. I'm Michael silver blunt this bookworm, and I'm talking with Tommy orange about his book. They're they're a study a story of twelve urban Indians whose lives converge at the big Oakland, pal. Now, I say the big Oakland Powell, but that's a construct right? This isn't a big Oakland. There isn't there's there's been various different small ones throughout the bay area over time. And I've been on a committee that put went together nothing on the scale of what I made up. There are that the big ones in stadiums at different parts of the country that I was basing it on. It's it's not going to complete fabrication. But there's nothing like that in Oakland. Well, you mentioned a janitor. And that he belongs in fiction. I got a letter. And I'm hoping the person who read it as listening. I got a letter from a listener who sent Michael. I'm a janitor. I dropped out of high school. I didn't go to college. I never liked English class. But I've been listening to your show. And once I'm not sure why I picked up one of the books you were talking about. And in the process, I made friends with the guy who owns the used bookstore in my town. We read these books together. Now, I never would have dreamt it was possible. But I am a reader because of your show. And so, you know, getting a letter like that were you putting characters who wouldn't normally be in fiction into your book. These are. I know what sappy these are acts of salvation, and that's our job here on earth. To help others have the things that allowed us to stay alive for me that was reading that was books. I don't know what it was that didn't click with me rating. You know, I wasn't a good student, and they sort of regular are there what teachers would say like, he's not applying himself or whatever. I read certain books along the way. And I never caught whatever it is. When you realize how meaningful reading particularly fiction for me for whatever reason. I it didn't happen for me. Intil know I was twenty four twenty four years old, and I was working at used bookstore. And and there was a single moment where the novel, particularly something just clicked, and I realized like, oh, this is this is what novelist is. And it was it was about one hundred pages into a confederacy of dunces. I was on a break from from the east bookstore. I was eating a Donut and reading Ignatius in sort of a perfect combination of events. And that was the moment. There's another moment with Chile Plath in the bell jar, and she was doing something with the image of the bell jar. And it was just the most profound thing to me. And I just didn't know you could do I mean, that's the thing about reading and fiction and. People who don't know they love it. You can do something with consciousness and with thinking and writing a novel is another way of thinking like a better way of thinking thing delillo said that somewhere just something wakes up any of that you didn't know as possible. That's what I love about reading. How it explores consciousness, and how much you can do that in some ways, you will never be able to really express what it's doing the first novel that made me wanna be novels was Alice in wonderland and through the looking glass why because I was sick and tired of people talking sense to me I wanted to hear nonsense. I mean later on we got talking heads and stop making sense. But I needed them the adults around me to stop making so much sense. All the time knife was already painful, it's more painful when you're a child. If you're lucky you grow out of some of that pain, some people who don't grow out of it become riders. Think that's an accurate description? I think it is. And I guess, you know, I'm always in some sense looking for books like yours like there there that have buried in them. A hidden set of instructions were structures the characters here are all they all have something to teach one another, but they rarely meet other. So you the reader are learning what the characters have to teach each other, even if they can never tell each other. And that's struck me as being whether that's the way, you would put it or not it struck me as being brilliant device because you know, most of the time we don't get to teach anyone anything, but sometimes the reader. Can be the beneficiary of all sorts of instruction. I think you know, some people will say like who's your audience, or do you think of the reader when you write and often people will say like, no you stick to your artistic vision. But for me at some point in my development as a writer, I came to this probably sounds basic. But this idea that that you have to keep the reader in mind, and this became very important to me that that I was wanting to meet the reader at a halfway point. And that reading is an experience is sort of communion with with another mind, and to communicate things as clearly and as well as possible became one of the most important aspects to well the way I was writing. But a certain point I'm curious you become a student. The MSA program at the institute of American Indian arts, and that must be one of the moments of deciding to keep the audience in mind that there are people you're talking to who need you. And I wonder how you felt about your time there. I mean, I I loved my experience there, you know. In wanting to publish the book mainly wanted to get a teaching job there. I loved it so much and that ended up happening plus a lot more, obviously. But my main goal was to get a teaching job because I like teaching and now like the community there. It was around that time that I was thinking of the reader and thinking of audience probably the first half of writing the book was just you know, in a vacuum pretty much and in the second half was in a community. So it was at that point that turning point for a long time. People were at me. To read Jewish fiction, and I was afraid of reading fiction about things and people that I already knew because they were American Jews. They would probably they probably had figured out how to live. I didn't have the. Lower upper-class Jewish existence. That was being written about buying you name. It Philip Roth or Saul bellow or all these people how at ease were you in defining and seeing yourself to find as an native American writer. Well, actually, you know the. The beginning of reading for me was not with native earning at all. A lot of the reservation writing reservation based or rural based stuff actually made me feel more isolated and less like a native writer or like, I I don't belong there. And so I didn't read a lot. You know, we were talking earlier about South American writers and listed different people. That were my favorites. I read a lot of work in translation, and that spoke to me for whatever reason. And so took a very long time to circle back to, you know, aside from John Kennedy tool and Sylvia Plath took a long time for me to get back to to this country. And some of the writers that I now Dennis Johnson became really big for me because he was writing ugly. Beautiful way. When I read their there by my guest today, Tommy orange. I was really thrilled to be reading writing. That was not fulfilling people's ethnic desires for more ethnicity in fiction. It seemed to be abound. Good writing whether ethnic or not the first criteria. Is it good? Is it good? Is it moving has. It never been seen before has. It never been said before am I giving my people and others as well a sensible life. They don't know because when I fell to build there. There was not only was there there there in Oakland. I felt that there was a there there in the book, and I hadn't seen. A neighborhood into suet two of the modern soared as well captured as the neighborhood that you can't hear in your novel there there. Thank you. Among the many reasons, I love literature is. These little moments that you catch where you. You've only ever maybe thought it and the author hits.