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Hathras gang rape: India victim cremated 'without family's consent'
"Protests have erupted across India over the gang rape and death of a woman from the most marginalized community in the country's ancient caste system. We have details from NPR's Lauren Frayer. Down with caste discrimination down with rape. Protesters chanted in Delhi, The victim was a doll it the most oppressed cast in India for dominant caste men have been arrested for allegedly gang raping her and leaving her body in a field. A 19 year old died in a hospital Two weeks later. Her family says authorities cremated her body last night against their wishes. Marital rape or raped by family members is more common in India, but brutal gang rapes and murders get wall wall to to wall wall coverage coverage in in local local media. media. Some Some of of the the protests protests sparked sparked by by this this one one have have been been led led by by the the BIM BIM Army, Army, a a political political party, party, the the champions champions the the rights rights of of Dalits. Dalits. Lauren Frayer. NPR
California wine country faces coronavirus, smoke and fires
"In Northern California continue to battle new wildfires that erupted this week. Three people have been killed and thousands evacuated workers in the wine industry or facing new problems. From member station KQED, Sam Barnett reports. Sonoma and Napa County is many workers involved in the wine harvest or immigrants and people of color. Guillermo Harare and his wife run the currency, a devil, a wine company. I'm getting calls left. And right today, Dan Day out of folks looking toa. The work. The smoke from the fires contain grapes and her are says insurance company will only pay if grapes are left on the vine, he says. Wineries have to decide whether to pick what could be a ruined crop or gamble on an insurance check. Five or six of my clients are not going to pick any of their fruit this year. Zero Test results for smoke contamination. Khun take 30 days. So for now, it's unclear how many grapes are ruined for NPR news. I'm Sam her net on Wall
Economy plunges 31.4% in spring but big rebound expected
"Revised GDP figures from the Commerce Department show. The second quarter downturn was not quite so disastrous as initially reported, though the economy still shrank at a jaw dropping annual rate of 31.4%. A revision show consumer spending in the quarter was somewhat stronger than first reported, while exports and business investment were somewhat weaker. The economy has enjoyed a partial rebound in the third quarter, which ends today. But there are signs that recovery is losing steam as federal relief payments dry up negotiations over a possible new round of relief payments continue in Washington, but there's been no breakthrough yet. Scott Horsley.
Helen Reddy: 'I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar' Singer Dies at 78
"Year before Helen Reddy was diagnosed with dementia, the singer explained in an interview with Houston Public media. Where I am woman came from, I guess Heaven, you know came to me and it wouldn't leave me was simply a phrase that over and over I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman. And I thought, Well, this is has to be a soul. I am woman. Hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore Helen Reddy this sport into a show business family in Australia. She came to the US after winning a singing competition in 1966. Her career was just beginning to take off when she decided she had to record I am woman, even though her label Capitol Records thought it was too strident to feminists ready, and her manager husband, more convinced the song would speak to a new generation of independent woman. Without any support from the label. They worked the phones trying to get radio stations to play it. It was so hard it was so hard, Helen Reddy and that 2014 interview. You know, so many radio stations would say, Well, we're we're already playing a female record. It took nearly a year for I'm women to work its way up the charts and become a number one hit. When ready, then won a Grammy for best female performance. She thanked her manager husband, I would like to thank Jeff wrong because he makes my success possible. And I would like to thank God because she makes everything possible, calling God she a national television was audacious. But remember, this was 1972. The same year, the Equal Rights Amendment passed the Senate and Shirley Chisholm ran for president. The Supreme Court made its decision in Roe vs Wade just a month after I am Woman reached number one on and I am women has legs over the years has been covered over and over with the cultural impact Illustrated in part by the gleeful karaoke version, sung by the main characters in the 2010 movie sex in the city, too. For recently Helen Reddy herself perform the song at the 2017 Women's March in Los Angeles. I wass but its ways. Yes, right. But look how much game Hindu and Helen Reddy's love memorialized in a movie that came out just this year, a biopic called, Of Course I Am Woman for Signature Song reflected optimism and joy in a time of challenge change difficulty. She leaves us joy and optimism in her music. It is
Ahead of biodiversity summit, UN officials call for action to preserve the natural world
"In the lead up to a global summit on biodiversity, more than 60 countries have pledged to take new steps to protect the natural world. It is NPR's Nathan Ron reports. The U. S is not one of them. A decade ago, the United Nations laid out 20 steps the international community needed to take to try to conserve species and stopped the collapse of the natural world. 10. Years later, none of those conservation goals were achieved. An ecological decline continues at an unsustainable rate. Today. Leaders from around the world are gathering digitally to try again in the midst of an extinction crisis and a pandemic and the latter, says Elizabeth Maru. Merima, who's leading the convention for the United Nations should serve as a warning to us all. Where either conserve and protected that nature. Biodiversity o It will make us tougher is we do not She's hopeful that this time will be different. Nathan Rat NPR news
Donald Trump reportedly spent $70K to style his hair during 'The Apprentice'
"The New York Times reported on Donald Trump's tax returns, one detail stood out too many. Trump claimed that he spent $70,000 on hairstyling for his reality, show The Apprentice and classified it as a business expense so that he could deduct it from his tax bill. And that made NPR's Tom Dreisbach wonder is that legal? When people get in trouble with the IRS. They might call a lawyer like Sam Brotman in San Diego. Could I just ask you have you ever dealt with a case with someone who claimed a haircut as a deduction? No, I haven't. We've had a lot of strange deductions in this firm without a car rentals trips to Vegas, but a hair beauty salon type of staff is very, very difficult to pass off. It's because it is illegal to claim a personal expense as a business expense. Still, the line between personal and business can be blurry. And over the years, people have tried to make the case to the IRS people like Richard Drake in the 19 sixties, Drake served in the Army and the Army required him to get a haircut every two weeks. So Drake figure that's a business expense, and he deducted 50 bucks for haircuts. The text court disagreed and found that expenses for everyday grooming are inherently personal, even for soldiers. It would have say You're a performer and you need to look or sound a certain way to get jobs like the actor Ned Sparks. You got a swell voice and a great personality. You're different. You got class that sparks in the movie the gold diggers of 1933. You might have heard that when he said the word class. There was a slight whistle. Will sparks heard it, too. And so we got dentures to fix it at tax time, he wrote off the cost of those dentures as a business expense. Because he said he'd lose jobs without fixing his teeth. But the court said it would be difficult to imagine anything more personal than a set of false teeth denied again. Courts of referenced both of those cases when judging whether people can write off hair care, and that brings us to Donald Trump in 2000 for while promoting the Apprentice, Trump said his hair care was actually pretty simple. You know what I do I take a shower, wash it. I then comb it. I then said it and then I spray it and it's good for the day. But Trump's taxes claim more went into the hair. In just a wash. Koman spray a lot more 70,000. Is that the number? That's the number that's a big number. And that's Jennifer blew in and accounting professor at the Wharton Business School, she says if Trump paid that money for his everyday look That is most likely illegal. But she says there may be an exception if the president was having his hair done right as he was on the set of the apprentice, pinning down the hair in a certain way to be on screen. Then that expense would be potentially deductible. That is, if Trump rather than the show paid for it.
NPR News Interviews Professor Anita Hill
"Considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly has enough changed in the three years since the Harvey Weinstein story broke and the me to movement took off. A new report finds that for Hollywood and the entertainment business, the answer is no. The Hollywood Commission, a nonprofit that works to eradicate harassment and discrimination in the industry. Surveyed entertainment workers nationwide and found many are staying silent because they fear retaliation. Or they don't believe people in positions of power will be held to account. The chair of the commission is Anita Hill, who, of course, has fought her own battles over getting allegations of sexual harassment taken seriously. She accused now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of harassment and testified. Under oath back in 1991. Professor Hill joins us now welcome back to all things considered. I'm glad to speak with you again. I'm happy to be here. Tell me what surprised you in the survey results Well, the standout data was the data on accountability. We ask people Do you think that a person of higher rank Who was found to have our asked a person of lower rank would be held accountable and what we found is that 64% of the people we surveyed said that in fact, that person would not be held accountable. I suppose that's the thing that surprised me. I mean, on the one hand, it's not surprising that we're dealing with such deeply entrenched culture and history here. On the other hand, it's been three years of me, too, in the spotlight, and many powerful men have been held to account. You're you're absolutely right. We've seen some very high profile cases. And what we want to make sure is that it doesn't stop with just a few high profile cases. We know that they are problems throughout. Workplaces, and we want to make sure that everybody, whatever their position is Can count on being heard. So that's one piece of this. The other is persuading people who believe they're being harassed, have been harassed that they have a safe path to come forward and report it. I remember interviewing you, Professor Hill. Always. Almost exactly. Two years ago, September 2018 on we were talking because it was in the middle of the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh. And we talked about the the personal cost of choosing to come forward. What do you say to someone who's weighing whether to do so or not? Well, you're absolutely right. There are personal cost. But even when people are willing to take the risk, there are other things that they're considering. People don't come forward because they think they won't be taken seriously. Unfortunately, the Cavanagh hearing really gave the impression that the Senate Judiciary Committee Did not take Christine Bozzi. Ford's claim seriously, and people see that example and becomes, you know what they think will happen to them.
Biden and Harris release tax returns before debate
"Before tonight's debate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running made Kamala Harris have released their tax returns. NPR's Brian Naylor reports, Biden paid a federal tax bill of almost $100,000 for 2019. The Bidens had taxable income of just under $945,000 last year running mate Kamala Harris and her husband, lawyer Douglas Am, Hoff reported income of almost 3.1 million and paid federal taxes of almost $1.2 million. The release of Biden's in Harris's tax returns comes a few days after the New York Times reported that President From paid $750 in federal taxes in each of the 2016 and 2017 tax years and nothing in 10 of the previous 15 years. Trump has refused to release his tax returns and is called The Times Report. Fake news.
One Killed In 5 Freeway Crash Near Disneyland, Los Angeles
"Major traffic issues out on the freeways already this morning, starting out in Anaheim, south bound five Disneyland drive the carpool lane flyover shut down until further notice due to major crash there up ahead in Costa Mesa, south five brokers An injury. Rex Simi Valley Westbound 1 18 Before Rocky Peak, the left four lanes taken away their due to a crashing car. Fire,
California wildfires force thousands to evacuate
"California Governor Gavin Newsom is put three more northern counties under states of emergency to new wildfires are growing rapidly. The glass and the song fires burning well north of San Francisco have each charge more than 50 square. Miles. Kevin Stark of member station KQED reports, thousands of people have been told to evacuate. This is an area that has burned several times in in recent years. So for the people near the fire, they're performing what has become a familiar dance. You know they're checking evacuation alerts. Ready and go bags. They're monitoring fire reports and in some cases, they're fleeing their homes, not knowing when they will be returning or what they will be returning to Kevin Stark reporting firefighters hope to make progress against the blazes today is hot, dry winds have subsided. It's still going to be very hot in the region today.
Harris criticizes Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett over reproductive rights
"In the swing state of North Carolina Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris urge voters not to be discouraged by Republican efforts to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before the November election. Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Senate hearings for President Trump's nominee, Amy Cockney Barrett, are slated to begin on October. 12 Harris says Republicans or trying to make people feel Like their votes. Don't matter. President Trump in his party and Judge Barrett. Will overturn the affordable care act. And they won't stop there. They have made clear that they want to overturn. Roe vs Wade Roe versus Wade. And restrict Reproductive rights and freedoms. The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge on the affordable Care act shortly after the November 3rd election.
Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017
"Is staunchly defending himself against accusations from critics who say the Republican evaded paying his fair share of taxes. For well over a decade. Today, Trump says he paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was legally entitled to depreciation in tax credits. The New York Times reported that Trump had for years claimed heavy losses from his businesses and that he paid Just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and again 2017 well
Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to US supreme court
"President. Trump says he believes the Senate will move quickly to confirm Judge Amy Cockney Barrett to the U. S. Supreme Court. Over the weekend. The president formally nominated bearer to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as NPR's Claudia Chrysalis reports. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says confirmation hearings will begin October 12 Following that we'll have two days of questioning and then we'll report out this nomination out of committee about 10. Days later on October 22nd. Graham said Barrett would get a quote full fair hearing in that time and then to be up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on the floor of the full Senate. The Supreme Court vacancy is expected to come up tomorrow night when Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden face off in their first presidential debate in Ohio.
Yemen government, Houthis agree to exchange over 1,000 prisoners
"The United Nations says Yemen's warring sides have agreed to exchange more than 1000 prisoners immediately. It marks the first phase of a peace plan between the internationally recognized government in exile and
Swiss voters appear to reject limiting jobs for EU citizens
"Voters in Switzerland have vetoed a proposal. Toe end freedom of movement within the European Union. Joanna Cock ICIS reports, a right wing Nationalist party promoted the referendum to limit immigration. The Swiss Public Broadcasting Network reports that more than 60% of voters rejected the proposal to scrap the free movement agreement. Switzerland is not an EU member state and relies on this agreement for trade, transportation and education partnerships within Europe. The anti immigrant. Swiss People's Party, the largest in parliament, pushed for the referendum. The party's leaders used the same slogans as pro Brexit politicians, claiming most migrants are dangerous and likely to go on welfare. As well as take jobs. But opponents argue that striking down the agreement would hurt the economy and strips with citizens of their freedom to live and work in other parts of Europe. For NPR news, I'm Joanna Cock icis.
S. Korea returns Korean War remains of 117 Chinese soldiers
"Handed off the remains of 117 Chinese soldiers who died in the Korean War. The seventh annual repatriation ceremony was delayed by the pandemic. Since the first event six years ago. The remains of more than a 700 Chinese soldiers have been returned. Amy held. NPR NEWS Washington
Trump To Select Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee
"This edition from NPR News. I'm Scott's time and we are expecting President Trump to announce Amy Cockney Barrett as his nominated. He was Supreme Court this afternoon. Judge Barrett sits on the seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ah, in in Chicago, although she's in Indiana and served his clerk to just Saturnian, Scalia. She, of course, would fill the vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose life and career were honored at the court in the capital this week, and you will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery. Let's now welcome Michael McConnell of Stanford University law professor and former federal appeals court judge. Thanks very much for being with us, sir. It's a pleasure. I gather, you know, Amy Cockney Barrett. What's your estimation on her apparent nomination? What kind of justice you might be? Well, I do. Ah. She was a professor at Notre Dame Law School for about 15 years and then Now that capacity I knew her fairly well, she is. We're not personal friends, but I'm in admirers of both her academic work and her performance on the On the seventh circuit. Uh, she's I think a completely unsurprising nominee. Even her opponents recognized that she's extremely qualified, highly and intelligent, hardworking. What are personal Friends knows what in it. Fantastically warm, kind, considerate human being she is and she's I think she'll be an inspiration, especially toe working mothers like like my two daughters, because, and it's just seven Children, including Two adopted Children from Haiti. One right in the wake of the terrible earthquake and on almost everybody who knows of Amy has a story about just how and how she She is so kind and does just considerate things in ways that no one whatever I know about not publicly, but just on a cz, a wonderful warm human being. Let me ask you about some of the public stuff, though, because you're a former U. S appeals court judge and, um I wonder if you've taken note of any particular rulings that she's had the chance to make in her time on the bench. And not quite three years as an appellate judge. He's written 100 opinions, which Dad and itself is pretty impressive. That's Andi. They are. You know, I've not read all of them, but I've read quite a few of them and they're consistently Love of a kind of restrained, very lawyerly of fashion sheep. She clerked for Justice Scalia, who was a brilliant writer, she doesn't write like Scalia. I'm You know, for better or worse. Her opinions are not very rhetorical. There. Ah, rigorous. They are much more low key. Er than that on DH. You know her, and they're just they're consistently conservative, but mainstream conservative. I don't think There's not an extremist bone in her body does does she have opinions? That might surprise some of her supporters every now and then? Ah, every now and then. Ah! Of course, no one really knows where any judge is going to come out on every and maybe we should remind ourselves calling someone a conservative jurist doesn't mean they will always vote a certain way, right? That's right. And the modern legal conservative movement is little different from conservative politics because the conservative legal movement is really mostly about having a more restrained Roll for judges that they ought to read the Constitution modestly with humility, not reading their own preferences into it, And that generally means leaving legislatures and the Congress to make most Democratic choices rather than having the court be like a super Legislature. Stanford law Professor Michael McConnell. Thanks so much for being with us, sir. Thank you.
Ukrainian Military Plane Crashes, Killing 26
"The death toll is rising after a military plane crashed last night. Searchers combing the area have found two more bodies putting the death toll at 26, mostly Air Force cadets were on board when the plane came down during a training exercise.
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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.