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106: Lake Michigan, Scene 3
"Happy national poetry months. Lowdown listeners. I'm Jennifer lie. The producer of the slowdown for us. It's always poetry month. Take a minute to support your daily source for poetry and inspiration. Give to the slowdown, and we'll send you the slowdown mug. As a thank you gift. Give today at slowdown show dot org slash donate. I'm u s poet laureate, Tracy case Smith, and this is the slowdown. I must have been in high school when I first encountered the word surreal, and I took it at face value as something unreal. Or impossible. What happens when fantasy infiltrates reality? I was young sheltered and happy. And so the dark implications of the term were hard for me to grasp flash forward thirty years, and wow, I get it. I understand how perfectly necessary it can be to resort to the dreamlike and illogical when trying to make sense of what we allowed to occur in the actual world because so much that is terrible and heroin and absolutely real feels like it just ought not to be possible ought not to jibe. With the laws of logic or be plausible. As fact I now grasp how the surreal can be a powerful political tool attempting to shake us out of our groggy acceptance. So that we can see an atone for the real damage we and the institutions that act on our behalf are responsible for today's poem lake. Michigan seen three is by Daniel Brzezinski of Chicago, set an imaginary internment camp on the shores of the lake. The poem offers a nightmarish lens on the conditions endured by real communities of immigrants the poor and people of color Lake Michigan seen three by Daniel Brzezinski. The bodies are on the beach and the bodies keep breaking and the fight. Right is over but the bodies aren't dead and the mayor keep saying, I will bring back the bodies. I will bring back the bodies that were broken the broken bodies, speak, slowly, they walk slowly onto a beach that hangs over a fire into a fire that hangs over a city into a city of immigrants of refugees of dozens of illegal languages into a city where every body is a border between one empire and another. I don't know the name of the police officer who beats me, I don't know the name of the superintendent who orders the police officer to beat me. I don't know the name of the diplomat who exchanged my boss. Body for oil. I don't know the name of the governor who exchanged my body for chemicals. The international observers tell me, I'm mythological. They tell me my history has been wiped out by history. They look for the barracks. But all they see is the lake and its grandeur, the flowering gardens, the flourishing beach. The international observers ask me if I remember the bomb that was dropped on my village. They asked me if I remember the torches the camps. The ruins they asked me if I remember the river the birds the ghosts, they say fine hope in hopefulness find life in death listeners locate the proper balance between living and grieving I walk on the lake and hear voices. I hear voices in the sand and wind I hear guilt and shame in the waves. I have my body when others are missing. I. My hands when others are severed. I hear the children of Chicago singing, we live in the blankets of times. The slowdown is a production of American public media in partnership with the library of congress and the poetry foundation.
Worship in a Lightning Storm
"September seventeen. Worship in a lightning storm. For as lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other. So will the son of man be in his day? Look Seventeen, twenty four I was flying at night from Chicago to Minneapolis almost alone on the plane. The pilot announced that they was a thunderstorm over Lake Michigan and into Wisconsin he would skirt it to the west to avoid turbulence. As I sat there staring out into the total blackness on the east side of the plane. Suddenly the whole sky was brilliant with light and a cavern of white clouds fell away four miles beneath the plane and then vanished. A second, later, a mammoth white tunnel of light exploded from north to south across the horizon and again vanished into blackness. Soon the lightning was almost constant and volcanoes of light burst up out of cloud ravines and from behind distant white mountains of clouds. I sat there shaking my head almost in belief. Lord. If these are but the sparks from the sharpening of your sword. What will be the day of your appearing? I remembered the words of Christ. As the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other. So will the son of man being in his day? Look Seventeen twenty four. Even now, as I, recollect that site. The word. Glory. Is Full of feeling for me. I say God. That again, and again, he has awakened my heart to desire him to see him. To sit down to the Feast of Christian Hedonism and worship the king of glory. The bank would hall is very March.
Lake Michigan & Wilderness State Park: Radio Free Flint on Tour
"Hey, how about him a truck and went on down the road To a place, I had remembered many years ago Wilderness State Park. We got the wilderness. As such a magnificent place because it it, it has kept its namesake along the shores of Lake Michigan. and. The water just became blue like the Mediterranean. And the waves were soothing. And there was a rhythm to the sea so to speak. My trip along the Great Lakes shoreline. In all, its majesty has been rather spectacular. Course, there's no place like. The Straits of mackinac to see the billion stars above remember last night I went outside my truck camper and looked in the sky and there were so. Many stars. It's something that those of us who? have been accustomed to living in the cities never see because of light pollution and I watched the people here. At Stone Bay. And they seem to to almost as if they were in church, walked to the water water's edge. And just take it all in the deep blue sea, the deep blue rolling waters of Lake Michigan. And they just they just sort of. The the demonstrate such reverence for it. It's an easy place to fall in love with anyway and as I went to sleep last night I kept thinking about. These people that had made a campfire in how they're going to set the whole woods. Unfair. Weren't careful because a window certainly in out there. But I woke up in the woods we're still here. Prior. To that, I went to Sheboygan, which is another little sleepy lake here on town and mostly. was interested in going along the coasts of. A Lake. Huron. I started. With my daughter while ago about a week ago. I guess it was. She ended up going back home as scheduled but we went and stayed at Taiwa point. State Park. where the lighthouse is, and of course. Tell US point. Is. Is Out. There about a mile into sticks about a mile out into Lake Huron and actually services assertive a barrier for migrating birds which there billions of up there. They have to kind of stop there go around it, which is not easy to go around said, Burns, don't like flying that fire over open water like hugging the shoreline. Any. event. The shoreline there was was was badly eroded. And the beaches were pretty much almost washed out at Thomas Point Lighthouse. But it's a magnificent park. Magnificent. Charlie you. Hold, on just a minute. Charlie. Charlie, that's only person walking. Charlie Charlie. Agrees staff to shorts where we're like that. Hello, this is Arthur Bush. This is Radio Free. Flint. And we're coming to you from the shores of Big Stone Bay. Wilderness Park. Wilderness, state. Park. Lake Michigan. The MACKINAC. Bridge is in the distance And the winds are whipping. Fall is in the air. while. With all that said. What am I doing way up here? Well. Not long ago. I bought. A truck. Camper. To go with. A beautiful truck. That I was able to. Come across. Chocolates owned by a friend of mine. Who's now deceased Robert Tate. and. Is Chuck had sat in his mother's backyard for nearly ten years. Robert died two years ago. So I went to see his mom Mrs Tate. She was almost ninety years old. Of course is. MOMS do occasionally go on about. The old truck left in the backyard. I express some interest in the truck and eventually. Made contact with Robert Sister Patty and we worked out an exchange. By Chuck. And Off I. went to fix it. and. My friend. He had this this. Camper Chuck that I had been looking at since. The winter. And was able to buy the camper truck from him. At a reasonable price. One of the things that Really, cool about it is my friend was a former advertising executive. For Buick. And he he owned a sign shop when he delivered the. Truck Camper to me. He had on the back of it. Radio Free Flint on tour drive safely. So. That invitation I decided that. I would begin to do some podcasting from. Yes from the kitchen table of my camera truck. So I hope you love this in some of the stories I'm going to tell us go around. The place, it's just me and Charlie radio. Flint Radio Free Flint. And Course Yours truly. And So today brings us to the Sacred shore of. Lake. Michigan. Twelve miles to the west of. The mackinac bridge in mackinaw city. And it's glorious place. The wind has been whipping the waves. Are Up And a cold front is now moved in. I there we're taking a break for our sponsor. Anchor Dot. Fm let me tell you a bit about anchor They have a creation tool set are free like you can create your own podcast using an edit that podcast using your phone or your computer. They'll distribute your podcast for you on spotify Apple. Or many other. podcast hope hosts, and you may even make money off your podcast. With no minimum listenership. It's everything you need to make podcast in one place. Download anchor, for free. By getting their APP at. Anchor Dot, FM to get started and we're using it, and hopefully you will too. Thank you very much and will resume our our program. Wilderness, State Park. As I said. Later on in this is a magnificent place at eight, thousand, two, hundred, and eighty six acres. Wilderness State Park is one of the largest tracts of undeveloped. Land. Michigan's lower peninsula. The majority of the parks many miles. Of. Lake Michigan shoreline consists of white beaches. Backed by a diverse mixture of open dunes, coastal wetlands, wooded dunes. and. Lowland conifer forests. The park also contains some of Michigan's best mature red pine and white pine forests. Wilderness State Park conserves. Biological. Diversity by protecting rare natural communities which support a diversity of plant. And animal species. The park's location as a point of land extending into Lake Michigan. Makes it import an important rest over habitat for migrating birds? The CALYPSO Arcade Lake Huron Tansy the Dwarf Lake Iris. Houghton's Goldenrod. And the Federally Endangered Piping Plover are some of the rare species found within. The Wilderness State Park. By. The nineteen, seventy s lumbering companies were operating within the present boundaries of the Wilderness State? Park. One of these companies, the AB clumsy. Lumber company was active along sturgeon bay cutting hardwood timber. Along cease obey. Several lumbering companies operated in succession the last being the Emmett lumbering. Company. Which continued to harvest trees in the area until it closed its mill and nineteen and seventeen. Two years before my dad was born. The. Lumbering in combination with severe forest fires. Remove most of the park's original forest cover. After much of this burned. Cut over land reverted. To. The state for payment of taxes. Nineteen. Twenty one the state set aside several thousands of acres. Of the Delinquent Tax Lance to establish Helmet State Game Reserve. Nineteen, twenty, seven. In an effort to preserve for public use some of Michigan's outstanding natural features. The Game Reserve was turned over to the division state parks and rededicated. As wilderness. State Park. Between Nineteen thirty three. And nineteen forty three. Significant Park developments. In Michigan occurred as a result of the federal. As a result of the federally funded work relief programs created during the Roosevelt Administration that was after and during the Great Depression. Working in cooperation with the Michigan Department, of conservation, programs, such as the civilian conservation corps and the Works Progress Administration completed. In fifty three. Michigan State Parks Including Wilderness State Park. Few improvements were made in the park until the arrival of the Wilderness civilian conservation camps. Camp S. P. Four sometime, Caesar referred to as C. C. The camp, which was located along a big stone creek occupied. Nine thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three to nineteen, thirty, six during this period. The CCC constructed foot trails. rustic cabins, bridges a campground. Log. trailside shelter water systems in the lookout tower. The C. C. Work in the park was. was followed by the works progress administration in Nineteen thirty nine, the WPA initiated the construction of the park's campground bunk houses dining hall administration building. Nineteen. Fifty PJ HOF master director of the Department of Conservation. Michigan. Called for a survey of state lands for the possible dedication as natural area preserves. In nineteen fifty one. Conservation Commission designated for natural areas within the boundaries of the Wilderness State Park. The Crane Island Natural Preserve Big Stone cease obey nature study preserves Sturgeon Bay on Sucker Creek. National area preserves and the Waga shots point. Nature Study area. All this constitutes. The Wilderness State Park here in Michigan one of the most beautiful parks of the Constellation of parks that we're so fortunate to have. And that are. For Fathers. and. Mothers. Previous. Generation the political leaders had such great foresight to leave his legacy. Thank you. Hi There Arthur Bush from Radio Free Flint. Voting isn't just going to the polls on election day more options like early voting mail in voting and drop boxes. Are Available to more voters. In, growing in popularity, how to vote a tool created by democracy works breaks down the options for your state. And offers you away to cast a ballot empowering you to decide win and where to vote. Democracy works best when we all vote but misinformation and confusion about election procedures have resulted in low voter turnout. How vote a tool created by democracy works takes the guesswork out of the voting process. It's easy to use in how people from all over the country no matter what state you're from. Democracy works is committed to helping you. Vote No matter what. Their tool powder vote does just that. So sign up. SIGN UP FOR The election get registered to vote find your polling site. Make sure that you look up how to dot vote. Thank. You see if the polls. The plants of our sand dunes here along the shores of Lake. Michigan live under extreme conditions. Scarcity and nutrients low soil moisture tent sunlight. Drying winds and constant San Movement. To survive these harsh conditions. Costa plants have evolved special adaptations. If you look around here on the beach, you'll notice that some plants are late and color. are covered with tiny hairs that act is a reflective blanket. Reflecting light to prevent moisture. Being lost other plants have narrow leaves which give them less surface area for moisture evaporation. The leaves of other plants may appear to be waxy or succulent. Lake. Both adaptations, for moisture, retention. Although Dune, plants are sturdy enough to live in this guy ever changing environment here wilderness park the are sensitive to continual human disturbance. People are walking. Using all kinds of all-terrain vehicles, the damage vegetation, and remove protective grass cover that creates pathways center vulnerable to the erosive forces of the wind. And the water. There are rare plants that occur here in Michigan Sand Dunes along the beach. That includes to with federal and state threatened plant status pitchers. This soul and Houghton's Goldenrod are only known to exist along our Great Lakes shorelines although these plants differ in their. Specific Cabot Terry requirements some face of their life cycles are dependent on the dynamic nature of the dunes in which they grow. Sand deposition and blow out. Can create new micro climates. Including swailes and vernal ponds were seeds Khun Germany. The survival of both plants is threatened by loss of habitat due the increased human activities and Shirley shoreline activities. And areas. Heavy foot and vehicle traffic represents major threats. The Piping Plover in the Great Lakes is in danger of extinction this small member of the plover family. Winters and the Golf Charlene. Not, right now, I hope there's been a big Cara Cain, they're returning to the Great Lakes and search of nest sites and mid April. Why is the Piping plover endangered? Habitat. Loss. Undisturbed coastal beaches are rare and Michigan's upper upper Lake Michigan and here on southern shore of. Lake. Superior offer wide sandy beaches containing sparse. Litter of stones. Changing water levels in the Great Lakes combined with coastal development make it difficult for plovers into locate ideal habitat. There Nassar disturbed. Piping plovers very sensitive to the presence of humans. Too. Much. Disturbance can cause the birds to abandon the nest. Walking on foot or driving vehicles. They can crush the eggs. Loose dog's like Charlie will harass and even kill the birds Charlie walks on the leash I might add. plovers feed by poking their beaks until wet sand and beach debris. Searching for invertebrates that is tiny crustaceans and insects. Piping plovers create shallow nest impressions lined with small pebbles or shells. Both male and female incubate the eggs. The beach stones add to camouflage the eggs perfectly into their surroundings. Piping plover chicks are active soon after hatching. Though they cannot fly for thirty days they were run along with their parents feeding at the water's edge. When Anastas discovered biologists quickly constructed enclosure around the site. The enclosures defense, Dan. Finn Stan with pokes. This help keep dogs like. In humans like me. Out. And yet, it allows the plovers to run naturally through the fence to and from their nests. US Fish and wildlife service the Nature Conservancy in the Michigan State Park Stewardship Program Constructs these enclosures and they monitor the PLOVERS nesting success. In my opinion sure birds one of the most interesting and confer confusing birds to observe. Identification can be difficult in the challenge. The variety of shore birds and shoreline types along the Great Lakes offers such a remarkable variety of species that are nesting and migrating through our area. So leave you with a few seconds here of. What's Lake Michigan, solemn about which is the late. And Alimi like. Charles Kuralt some of you a little bit too young for Charleston. He used to do a segment where he left. The sound of the sea, the sound of Lake Michigan. Take Care Bye bye. is. It. Yes Cheese? List. They in A. Wrong. This. Has. To. News. Now that. Jones. Got, ways and means. I. This great. Taking. It Lou. Her.
Heres How Climate Change Is Impacting Lake Michigan
"Curious. City is supported by Goose Island and they're three one, two urban wheat Ale Goose Island. is working to support an amplify local pizza places in the month of October, which is national pizza month learn more at goose island dot com slash three one to pizza. This WBZ PODCAST is supported by hey, dot com. Mails broken it's a mess but not anymore introducing hey, dot com it's a radical new take on email. Try It free at H. E.? Y. Dot Com. Hi I'm Linda Dominic Curiousity intern a couple of weeks ago we dove into an episode from the archives to explain why Chicago has. So many waterpipes we're continuing to feature stories that highlight environmental concerns facing the city, and today we return to episode from Twenty nineteen that covers another important issue how climate change will continue to impact Michigan. REPORTER MONICA HANG HAS MORE I'm standing on the walking path at Chicago Avenue near Lake Michigan, the city built this path just three years ago. But over the summer, it got buried under water again, pushing walkers into the bike lanes and turning the former ledge into a big puddle. It's all due to super high, lake levels levels that are freaking people out in the inspired at least one guy to ask curious city how climate changes can affect Lake Michigan. Water levels in the future he didn't want to be part of the story, but it's a great question. I mean, how far is this GonNa go should we start planning for water to just start sloshing up on the lakeshore drive soon? Well, I would say two things one when it comes to climate change the Great Lakes region is expected to fare a lot better than the coasts. To these high lake levels yet they broke some records in the spring, but this summer there still within the range of highs and lows, we've seen for hundreds of years to find out what drives these highs and lows I talked to Keith comport Lewitt's he monitors lake levels for the army. Corps of Engineers we track quantity of water that's known as the net basin supply, and that's rainfall and runoff minus evaporation. So get that the daily Lake level is basically water in water out in recent years, levels have shot up from lots of rain and not much evaporation. But about six years ago we hit record lows. So we've been at both ends of the spectrum in a very short time, and that's a Great Lakes water wars author Peter Annan's says we'll see more of the future what we're seeing now with climate change in the Great Lakes region is more rocking and rolling and water. We're seeing higher highs, lower lows, and we're seeing a movie more rapid transition from. Those lows and those highs and that's what's really driving people crazy. So we'll beaches keep disappearing or we'll hotter temperatures drive more evaporation and drops and lake levels I asked University of Michigan Professor Drew Grunwald. He does predictive modeling on the Great Lakes. It's not particularly clear whether water levels might go up through periods or down for periods of all of the computer models that are run there really isn't a persistent. Long term trend. Wow. So not even predictive models can tell us if we're headed for long-term highs or lows, but we do know will seem more volatility plus severe storms and coastal scientists Charlie should Biko says that could mean damage to the shore atmospheres warming and warmer atmosphere means more intense storms. So the more intense storms means larger waves and larger waves means more damage to structures along the shore and he's Not just talking about damage to dunes and bluffs, it's also erosion of the lake bed itself. So when the waves come in there, digging out at the bottom of the lake and the net effect of that is the water is going to be deeper than in that area, which means larger waves, making it to shore, and those large waves aren't just bad for the beach they could make swimming more dangerous to. So, to answer the question, no one is super. Sure of climate change will cause the lake to go up or down in long run but we should expect more volatile swings and lake levels, more powerful storms and some big waves that could make a mess of the shore. Is Water Mama? To be. High Water Papa Up. To. The again, aside from tracking some of your big environmental concerns, Russell still following along with parents, teachers and students to get glimpse of the new school year is like in the Chicago area. Across the board, what we're hearing is this year seems to involve a lot of hard choices for parents and guardians. Parents like Marine, Kelleher who remembers how challenging remote learning was at her daughter's CPS school last spring. The any other kids for a long time. We had way too much screen time. It was really hard to manage my job and her learning some rain decided to go in a different direction for the fall her daughter who's in sixth grade started this year at a new private school, the Chicago Free School in a small class of ten students for three days a week she attend school in person in an all outdoor classroom and the other two days she's learning remotely from home and So far marine says this new structure has been working. Well, the opportunity to go back to you go to school and I. Go to work is a big load off. It's a really big load off and even if it's not for very long because we'll be all mode again, very student just having a little break from that is great. It's a break she says, she wishes everyone had I'm really sad that like our systems aren't figuring out how to make stuff like this possible for. Money more families in the city are everybody Mississippi Rain says, the outdoor learning will only last as long as the nice weather does. Once the temperatures start to drop her daughter will be back to all remote learning. Which means this you will continue to change and we'll check back with Murray. And we'd love to hear from more parents, teachers and students about the changes. This year has brought and what changes it will continue to bring. Reach out to US curious city at WBZ DOT, Org. Or leave US voicemails at eight, eight, eight, seven, eight, nine, seven, seven, five, two. That's Eight, eight, eight, seven, eight, nine, seven, seven, five, two. We'll have more school stories for you next week. Curious. City is supported by the CONAN's Family Foundation. I'm dominant. 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BONUS: Introducing The Gatekeepers
"This is john taylor. Skinner the host and creator of the electorate podcasts. And i have a new podcast series called the gatekeepers. The gatekeepers is a limited episode series created in collaboration with dane magazine. And it asks the question who owns public space. The gatekeepers examines the policing of public space throughout history and i was inspired to create the series by some more recent viral news. Stories were black and brown. People were being confronted in public spaces and expected to prove that they belong. It's part personal essay in part documentary. Please listen to the sneak peek of an upcoming episode. And if you enjoy it. Please subscribe by searching for the gatekeepers in your favorite podcast app. Thank you so much for listening. And i hope you enjoy this preview in the summer of nineteen nineteen an intense heatwave overtook chicago. And i'm one sunday. July temperatures reach the mid nineties and chicago and walked to the shores of lake michigan including seventeen year olds eugene williams. Jean williams at a group of his friends decided to go. I swim along the beaches of lake michigan. But because this was nineteen nineteen. The beaches along lake michigan in chicago were of course segregated and there wasn't a formal segregation of the beaches. There are no markings or signs indicating which areas redesignated for whom but it was known by summit. Lease that the twenty ninth street. Beach was designated for whites and the twenty fifth street. Beach was for blacks. But somehow and it isn't clear. How exactly he jane. Williams shifted to the white part of the beach and one white beachgoer a white man spotted him and he began hurling rocks at moyens and he pelted the teenager until he drowned. When the police arrived several block witnesses identified the white man. Who is responsible for william staff. But the police didn't arrest him so things at the beach began to escalate and there was a skirmish so the police finally did make an arrest but they arrested a black man. Instead the incident at the beach and the murder of digi williams sparked violent summer of race riots in chicago. It was so violent in fact that it was dubbed the red summer. And i think about this at the beach that day and the fact that regular citizens stepped in to make sure that the beach remained segregated. I'm reminded of the waves with similar. Spaces are police today. One hundred years later. Black and brown people are still harassed at beaches in public pools at campgrounds. And that part for asks a show. Pufus permits order presente. Id and it's not just recreational spaces. It's happening on college campuses. It's happening in coffee shops at work and at home every day a new video surfaces of someone being questioned or harass or costed because someone else has decided that they don't belong. There is pattern of black and brown citizens being policed in public private spaces by other citizens. White citizens are still policing public and private spaces and ensuring that those spaces remain segregated. They're acting as unofficial gatekeepers of space from day magazine and the electorate. i'm genteel skinner. And this is the gatekeepers. A podcast examining the history behind the policing of black and brown people from public space and spaces are still police today for months. Three women who are white repeatedly called detroit police on him for working on a garden. An old part on the city's east side says the confrontation was shocking. Time stop everything stopped. But we have a story tonight about a swim club in suburban philadelphia accused of refusing to let a group of summer camp. Children's swim there because they are black. Marcus allen is one of many children who say they heard grownup white members of the club making there was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion and the atmosphere of the club and we must not be in america. I don't know what we're in but there's a multitude of colors in america.
July 27, 2020: The Murder of Eugene Williams
"Today is Monday July twenty, seventh, twenty twenty on this day in nineteen, nineteen seventeen year, old black teen, Eugene Williams was murdered after accidentally rafting into the white section of Lake Michigan's segregated waters. His death sparked the Chicago race riot of Nineteen nineteen and a broader wave of protests known as the red summer. Welcome to today and true crime apart cast original due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised. Extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today? We're covering the murder of black teenager Eugene Williams and the summer of riots that followed now. Let's go back to July, twenty seventh nineteen nineteen. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. That Sunday afternoon a heatwave had taken over Chicago and hundreds flocked to the shores of Lake Michigan Looking for an escape. Families sprawled out on beach towels, setup picnics and swam in the cool lake, but not everyone was laying out in the sun together in nineteen nineteen, the waters of Lake Michigan were informally arrogated twenty ninth, Street. Beach was a popular location among Chicago's white denizens. The city's black population was expected to stay just across invisible sand border at the neighbouring twenty fifth. Street beach. That's exactly what seventeen year old grocery porter Eugene Williams land to do. It was his day off from work. And he and his friends decided to spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun. Around two PM, the boys made their way from the sand to the lake. They were jumping off their rafts to see how long they could hold their breath underwater, but then the boys drifted across the invisible color line into the waters of Twenty Ninth Street beach a young white. Man George Stauber was sitting on a nearby breaker, and when he noticed the black teens drifting towards him, he erupted into racist indignation. These were as far as he was concerned white waters, so he started throwing rocks, Eugene and his friends to dodge the onslaught, ducking under the water, but not all of them were successful, while some accounts differ, many say that Eugene was hit hard in the head. Possibly knocked unconscious. Eugene tumbled off of his raft into the water. Both black and white beachgoers rushed into the lake to try and save him, but they were all too late Eugene had drought. A black police officer William Middleton witnessed the crime. He approach stabber and tried to arrest the man. But a white officer Daniel Michael Callahan intervened in the situation stopping the arrest, the two officers began to argue soon a few black witnesses approached and spoke up explaining stauber, unprovoked fatal attack. Then more beachgoers gathered round threats started flying back, and forth across the crowd between black and white witnesses, tensions mounted the two officers saw things getting out of control, but rather than arrest stauber. Callahan tried to arrest a black man standing his ground at this point, the growing mob became furious. Callahan ran to a nearby drugstore to call for backup. And in the meantime the crowd descended on Stauber, taking justice into their own hands. They beat him to a pulp, but stauber recovered from his pummeling Eugene Williams was dead. Around five PM data afternoon. Eugene's body was recovered by now. Word of his death had spread through the city. Thousands of black residents gathered between twenty ninth street and Cottage Grove Avenue to protest the murder and the cops failure to arrest the killer police officers tried to disperse the crowd, but they were severely outnumbered. Then around six PM a man named James Crawford opened fire on a group of police officers. One of the officers returned the fire and killed James Crawford, this was the second black killing in one day, and it only incensed the crowd further. Coming up the Chicago race. Riot Inspires a national movement. So I've been playing this exciting mobile puzzle game called best fiends I've been playing for almost a year now and up to level three hundred thirty. One of course I didn't do all that myself. My kids love to play best to like to play because it requires strategy while the game is casual I. Find The puzzles challenging and fun so I try to find. Find time to play every day I like the bright colors and visual design of the game, and the characters are super adorable. Best fiends treats the game like a service, so there are new levels, challenges and events every month the best part you don't even need an Internet connection to play, don't miss out. 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It was a black man that had killed a white boy as the rumors and lies flooded the streets, so did angry, white men, all across the south side of Chicago they packed into cars with one intention to terrorize Chicago's black belt, the neighborhood between twelve and thirty ninth street. These white men were armed with sticks. Knives and guns. They threw bricks and lit black businesses on fire. They sped through the streets, shooting their weapons at unwitting black civilians sitting in their yards. Juanita Mitchell was eight years old at the time of the riots. Her family had just moved to Chicago. She was staying with relatives in the South side and remembers the look of fear in her mother's. Is that July night in an interview with the Chicago Tribune Mitchell said I remember my uncle standing in the window and I heard him say here. They come, which meant the race riot was coming down thirty fifth and Giles he held the biggest gun I had ever seen. Many of these men had just returned home from World War One. He and other black veterans hoped they would be coming back to a safer more welcoming America, but here they were still fighting for basic rights and safety in a country. They'd risked their lives to defend. By the next day, the city was in lames. Governor Frank Louden called in the Illinois Reserve militia for help. But. Chicago wasn't the only city where black Americans fighting for equality were facing down violent mobs of white men Eugene Williams. Death sparked a series of riots across the country from Tennessee to Nebraska. These riots would later be referred to collectively as the red summer. In Chicago the chaos lasted for the next twelve days, black veterans formed militias to defend their homes, families, neighborhoods and rights during the first week of August. These black veterans gained the upper hand. They broke into a local armory and took as many rifles and weapons as they could carry. Then they used the weapons to hold back a white mob in the area. The white rioters backed down. They realized the black community was now armed with the same quality artillery as they were, and they were no longer confident in their ability to strong arm the black people. As a result, the dust started to settle. But not before thirty eight people had died, the majority of them were black. More than three hundred fifty people were reported injured, also majority, black, one, thousand, mostly black owned homes, and businesses were burned down, and there were dozens of black people arrested well, not a single white person ended up behind bars. The long-term fall out of the riot to took a disproportionate toll on the black community as University of Chicago sociologist John Clegg put it. Why do certain streets certain blocks remain? These ultra segregated places across generations. They have almost a physical memory of this long history of racial violence. But the persistent segregation wasn't just thanks to memory, physical or otherwise thanks in part to the influence of the race riot of nineteen, nineteen, racially restrictive covenants remained legal in Chicago until nineteen, Forty Eight, these contracts restricted where black people could buy or rent homes effectively, barring them from certain parts of the city. The segregated lines they drew across the city map. Are Still Evident in Chicago today. The flawed racist justice system that refuse to convict Eugene Williams killer is still in evidence to a century after Eugene's murder. There's more reason than ever to tell his story and fight for justice. Thanks for listening today and true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson for more true crime checkout. Our series solved murders today. In true crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime, and all other car cast originals for free on spotify, not only spotify already have all of your favorite music, but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today and true crime for free from your phone, desktop or smart speaker to stream today. Today and true crime on spotify. Just open the APP and type two days in true crime in the search bar. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow. In True, crime, today true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original. It's executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound designed by Juan Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly. Madden and Joshua Kern. This episode of today and true crime was written by Lori Gottlieb with writing assistance by Nora Ital- I'm Vanessa Richardson.
Introducing: Meet Cute
"When you're between episodes of dog tails, you should check out another great podcast called meet cute. It isn't a podcast show, but if you're into puppy, love meet cute is perfect for you. Meet cues short-form audio romantic comedies that take listener for meet cute to happily ever after in fifteen minutes they take place in a variety of settings with regular people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, and because everyone needs a good love. Story I'm going to play you a recent episode. If you like what you hear, search for, meet cute to listen to more episodes. Hoy there. Yourself either dock master in a manner of speaking I. Am the King of this dog can resupply here sure thing? Help me type the boat about three the rope. Oh! Let me just stretched muscles here. You Jordan or do you need out this corner? All right. Let's get you set up. What do you need fresh water? You can spare it. Hoses right over there need gas. It's a sailboat. A wondering if you wanted to set it on fire. Never thought, I'd see the day where a dock master couldn't recognize a sailboat. I don't like to let my job. Define me and can't on the clock here throughout my clock years ago at least I think it was years ago throughout my calendar to you're wearing a lot. But. It hasn't told Time in twenty years at least. Still Right twice a day. Not that I'd ever know it. Now what's got you in a rush I'm trying to beat the record for circumnavigating Lake Michigan and a sailboat now. Why in Hell would you want to complicate your life trying to set records when you could be sitting down and drinking beer? Take a second? Have you ever seen just how lovely the lake looks from a sitting position. You know what they say. No to waves are the same. Pretty sure that's now flanks. They've got a better PR team. The. Waves of Lake Michigan are more beautiful than any snowstorm. I. Appreciate Your Worldview, but I'm sailing for charity I'm raising awareness of mental health issues. By doing something crazy. How far is this trippy? Yours eight hundred miles. Don't you know the circumference of the Laker? Doc is parked on knowing how big the world is doesn't matter all you WANNA. Do sit still, so that's all you do. Sit here on your dock and drink beer. Can't leave my kingdom. What would my subjects do without me? Jeremy? Sunscreen does goose crap on the shore. What do you prefer in terms of SPF maybe some oxide for your nose aloe for the burden on your shoulders. Larry Year Lakeside Convenience Store Marianne Take whatever strongest. Thanks sunscreen fell overboard back off mackinac island. Felt like a hot dog out there. Whether last days probably steamed your buns. That's one way to put it. You mind if I sit under your umbrella all this talk of setting. Would be nice for the world to stay still and dark for a minute or two. Came to the right kingdom. What a beer is the gunners? Not just a poor man's clove it. Yeah, well I yes, I'll take a beer. So, where'd you start this sailing voyage of yours? I'm guessing Chicago. Do you now. You've got city muscles. What the Hell does that name? Jim Muscles slightly over toned and smelling techno music. You probably take spin classes, I see you're one to talk about muscles that you get winded changing channels woman after my enlarged heart, people around here are way too nice before you steal our car. They ask they can fill up the tank maddening. Nice to have some witter out, cheers. Tell me about your trip so far. Started out of Chicago ten days ago. Wins have been good until today. Was Planning to resupply at the shore, but there was no way I could make it. Had to paddle to make it to the shores of your kingdom. Don't need a play by play. Just wondering why you went on this voyage in the first place. Tells you charity. No one does something like this for charity and my brother has schizophrenia. Damn. You really are doing this for mental health. I'm sorry. Didn't mean to be insensitive. It's. It's fine. Had it since he was a teenager. At least that's when he was diagnosed. Been in and out of mental hospitals. Things have been a little rougher since our parents died. A few months ago, he stayed with me and he set my condo on fire. He okay. He was fine. Lost my security deposit. Hardest part was that time it was me who committed him instead of our parents. Might just be the perfect definition of what it means to be an adult. Life finds all kinds of ways to break your heart. Convict the guilt, so bought a boat took sailing lessons. Raise some money and plan the Strip. Well I'm impressed. Ben through the ringer and created something good out of it. Cheers to that. except I'm not GonNa make. It wanted to break eleven days, but the wind quit on me. The way it looks now. I'll be lucky to finish in three weeks if my arms hold up from paddling. Well, you're welcome to stay at Dhaka as long as you need thanks. Honored to be your loyal subject. Say if you're not going anywhere one a hike, see what wonders dry land has to offer you hike. been known to step over rocks in my day. Share. Fine. The wind ain't Movin, neither am I.. Great a let me just tell my other subjects. That'll be back in a bit. That should keep them cool. How'd you like sand dunes not quite as glamorous as spin class, and there's techno music, but I can handle it. Say. Hello to the sand dunes of southern Michigan. Hiking in his hand, definitely good for your gluts. Is that code for you checking out the after my vessel. Flag Yourself I see a ribcage then likes. Win Again. Stop trying to get into my pants. Climb up here and take a look. Wow? It's beautiful I like to think about the ancient oceans that were here a billion years ago covering all of this. Look at how the dunes in the lake blend together perfectly same shape. To forms. Dunes are. Just slower waves. And the Kansas Dacas deep. A billion years ago, none of this was here and a billion years from now it's going to look completely different. Put things in perspective. I think. In my mind, it's all about the undulating nature of matter. Now you're showing off. Just plagiarizing from a Netflix documentary and you were doing so well. I almost expected the next signed to be something about romance. Hey. Watch those clouds. Think. One of them just moved. An inch might just get your wind yet. Just. Sometimes I look at clouds like those and think that's how my brother's mind works. How so? There's wind up there in the clouds, and it's different than the wind down here. My brothers wind is different than most. Way His mind works seems illogical because he doesn't have the same wind blowing through them. WHOA. That's actually really beautiful. But alone for the last week, and a half lots of time to think while sailing around chasing wind. I! Know the feeling. Clouds look angry like it's about to. Rain. Let's run. He really afraid of getting West. You live on a dock. Not The RAYNHAM worried about. All. Right. Let's hop into these woods I. Know a place where we can shelter. Nice gave. You bring all your dates here. I wish not every day that women wash up on my doc. Too Bad. I was hoping you'd have Netflix's philosophy to share. No more advocating for me although I will say that caves are not unlike those dunes out there here, we go there formed by water. In a way. Everything is a byproduct of those ancient oceans, Larry. You have to watch something else on TV. Maybe when we get back. At you WANNA kill time before then. That was really refreshing. Thanks. I'm a pretty amazing kizer. Event The rain jerk. Right right that to. That cave in the sound of the rain. That wasn't already your prime date spot i. think it should be. Have to keep an eye out for more. What did you call it a sailboat how you can call yourself the king of the DOC? I'll never understand. Sorry we can only make out only thing I need to be intimate with right now as a shower. You are dirty girl. Excuse me. You're I just mean. You're really filthy from the boat, the sailing and boat stuff not making this better Emma. Let's just pretend you never learn to speak. Oh even after my speech about the oceans that might be a little tough because I wanted to tell you something wait. You. Feel what wind. It's blowing. Sure, not just an exhaust fan somewhere. Credible. Could go finish my trip, yeah. That's great, absolutely fantastic news. Don't pout Larry. You knew I wasn't going to stay. Sure of course I knew that. Didn't hope at all that there'd be no wind, and you'd end up staying. As Queen of the DOC, I'll come on sooner. I goes I can come back to visit. Help me get these water jugs filled. I'm good as I. said hoses over there. Larry Come on. You want to leave. Leave no one stopping you. Why are you acting like this I was only here until the wind picked up a pitstop well. I don't need a Weatherman to know which way the wind blows. That doesn't even make sense I. told You I've been training and planning this trip for over a year. We just met today. A whole life out there I can't just drop it. Listen! I know how this goes all right. You'll finish your trip. Get back to the city and you'll forget about this small town goofball. I'll just be a story. You can laugh about with your friends. This guy who called himself king of the dock and watch too many documentaries. Jerk this isn't about you. It's about my brother. It's about me. I'm never gonNA. See you again. Is that what you're doing seriously picking a fight, so if we never see each other again, you can say you were right. Larry Grow Up. It was great to meet you, but with this wind. I'm only two days of sailing away from reaching my goal. Then, go! Let's not leave it like this, please. leaving. You are impossible. Look before I go. Can you tell me why you're being such a childish jackass? I'm scared. Okay? Love hasn't exactly worked out for me. Does this look like the body of a married man is exactly what it looks like actually fair point. Do you really think you're the only one who scared? What do you think I did this whole journey? Because I feel like the master of my universe? Newsflash Larry we're all terrified strangely enough. That's comforting. Listen Marianne I like you and. I don't want to go. It's like my heart is one of those ancient oceans. Something that I always had to guess that and theorize about then you've show up and I start to see its exact outlines I know this is cheesy, but it's like you're the water and I'm the dunes on the shoreline. I'm the cave. Larry. This last year has been all about my brother. Visiting him in the Psych Ward. I, see him wearing those gripper socks and think. I'm the one that put him any here. This winless day was a blessing in disguise. I good thing to happen to me this year. And I'm glad I met you. But I need to finish this. For Him. For me. As, you should. I'm. Sorry for being spoiled Prince instead of a manly king. Happens to the best of us. Watch a documentary about the royal family sometime. I'll attitude the Q.. Marianne, I need to see you again. I'm selling to Chicago not to hedy. Two days tops this weekend. Then I'm going to take a shower for a week. Check into work, and then they'll just steal a car and hang out with you for weekend. Get Him to fill up the tank before you steal it. I don't think it quite works like that in Chicago. Well, there's no use startling then. Let's get you on your way while you still have the wind I'll help you launch. Thanks Larry. Anti that rope. Our easy anchor. You know have a truck. Right? No reason to steal a car though I do appreciate you becoming a jailbird for me. I did not in attracts better than you know. Butts Just, getting the hang of it, I heard a rumor that the roads go both ways you. Might even be home to Chicago. But your kingdom your subjects. They have no idea how much better their lives will be with a queen sitting next to their king. To hear more episodes search meet cute on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
CBS 2 News PM Update 080420
"I'm Brad Edwards here the stories making news at this hour. Chicago schoolteachers are making moves to potentially strike sources telling us the Teacher's Union, will call a house of delegates meeting next week to discuss a strike vote, they are demanding remote learning first. CHICAGO, schools to start the year as Chicago man is now charged with killing nine year old boy please charge thirty, nine year old dr now Johnson this morning please say he shot Genera. Rixon Friday mall, the boy was playing outside. If you go to Puerto Rico, planet quarantine for fourteen days after your return the city added the US territory to its travel ban list twenty two states are also on that list for having a rising number of covid nineteen cases diverse still have not found the body of a fifty year old swimmer and Lake Michigan. The boy went underwater yesterday afternoon near Diversey harbor to the weather now. Warmer weather is on the way tonight will cool down quite a bit mid sixties. Tomorrow we'll seventy six and sunny skies join us on the CBS or CBS. CHICAGO DOT COM for news updates around the clock I'm bread works.
Introducing: Meet Cute
"When you're between episodes of natural disasters, you should check out. Another great podcast called me cute. It isn't a park ash show, but if you're looking for love stories that don't end in disaster, meek, you is perfect for you. meet. Cubes are short-form audio, romantic comedies that take the listener from meet cute to happily ever after fifteen minutes they take place in a variety of settings with regular people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, and because everyone needs a good love story. I'm going to play you a recent episode. If you like what you hear, search for, meet cute to listen to more episodes. Their Yourself either master in a matter of speaking I am the king of this dog, and can resupply here sure thing. Help me type the boat about three the rope. Oh! Let me just stretched muscles here. You Good Jordan, or do you need it out this corner? All right. Let's get you set up. What are you need fresh water? You can spare it. osas right over there need gas. It's a sailboat. A wondering if you wanted to set it on fire. Never thought I'd see the day where a dock master couldn't recognize a sailboat. I, don't like to let my job define me and can't on the clock here throughout my clock years ago at least I think it was years ago throughout my calendar to you're wearing a watch. But it hasn't told Time in twenty years at least. Still Right twice a day, not that I'd ever know it. Now. What got you in a rush I'm trying to beat the record for circumnavigating Lake Michigan and a sailboat now. Why in Hell would you want to complicate your life trying to set records when you could be sitting down and drinking beer? Take a second. Have you ever seen just how lovely the lake looks from a sitting position. You know what they say. No to waves are the same. Pretty sure that's snowflakes. They've got a better PR, team. The waves of Lake Michigan are more beautiful than any snowstorm. I appreciate your Worldview, but I'm sailing for charity I'm raising awareness of mental health issues. By doing something crazy. How far is this trip years eight hundred miles? Don't you know the circumference of the Laker? Dhaka's parked on knowing how big the world is doesn't matter all you WanNa do sit still. So? That's all you do. Sit here on your dock and drink beer. Can't leave my kingdom. What would my subjects do without me? Jeremy. Avenue, sunscreen does goose crap on the shore. What do you prefer in terms of SPF? Maybe some oxide for your nose aloe for the burn on your shoulders. Larry Year lakeside convenience store Marianne. Whatever strongest! Thanks. Sunscreen fell overboard back off mackinac. Island Felt like a hot dog out there. Whether less days probably steamed your buns. That's one way to put it. Under your umbrella all this talk of sitting. Would be nice for the world to stay still and dark for a minute or two. Came to the right kingdom, what a beer is a is not just a poor man's clove. It yeah, well I. Yes, I'll take a beer. So where'd you start this sailing voyage of yours? I'm guessing Chicago ad you now. You've got city muscles. What the Hell does that name? Jim, muscles slightly over toned and smelling techno music. You probably take spin classes. You're one to talk about muscles that you get winded changing channels woman after my enlarged heart, people around here are way too nice before you steal their car. They ask they can fill up the tank maddening. Nice to have some wit around cheers. Tell me about your trip so far. Started out of Chicago ten days ago. Wins have been good until today was planning to resupply at the shore, but there was no way I could make it. Had to paddle to make it to the shores of your kingdom. Don't need a play by play. Just wondering why you went on this voyage in the first place. Told you charity. Does something like this for charity am my brother Has Schizophrenia? Damn? You really are doing this for mental, health. I'm sorry. Didn't mean to be insensitive. It's IT'S FINE! Had it since he was a teenager. At least that's when he was diagnosed. Been in and out of mental hospitals. Things have been a little rougher since our parents died. A few months ago, he stayed with me and he set my condo on fire. He. Okay He was fine, lost my security deposit. Hardest part was that time it was me who committed him instead of our parents. Might just be the perfect definition of what it means to be an adult. Life finds all kinds of ways to break your heart. Anyway. Couldn't take the guilt so I. bought a boat took sailing lessons. Raise some money an plan, the Strip, I'm impressed been through the ringer and created something good out of it. I'll cheers to that. except I'm not GonNa make it wanted to break eleven days, but the wind quit on me. The way, it looks now be lucky to finish in three weeks if arms hold up from paddling. Well you're welcome to stay at my doc as long as you need thanks. Honored to be your loyal subject. Say if you're not going anywhere on a hike, what wonders dry land has to offer? You hike been known to step over rocks in my day. Share! Fine. The Wind Ain't move and neither am I.. Great Let me just tell my other subjects. That'll will be back in a bit. That you keep them cool. How do you like sand dunes not quite as glamorous as spin class, and there's no techno music, but I think I can handle it. Say hello to the sand dunes of southern Michigan. Definitely good for your gluts. Is that code for you checking out the after my vessel. Down Flat, yourself I see a real cage then likes. Win again stopped trying to get into my pants. Climb up here and take a look. How? It's beautiful. I like to think about the ancient oceans. That were here a billion years ago covering all of this. Look at how the dunes in the lake blend together perfectly same shape. To, forms. Dunes are. Just slower waves. And the Kansas Dacas deep. A billion years ago. None of this was here and a billion years from now it's all going to look completely different. Put things in perspective. I think. In, my mind, it's all about the undulating nature of matter. Now you're showing off. Just plagiarizing from a Netflix documentary and you were doing so well. I almost expected the next signed to be something about romance. Hey. Watch those clouds. Think one of them just moved. An inch might just get your wind yet. Just. Sometimes I look at clouds like those and think that's how my brother's mind works. Out So. There's wind up there in the clouds, and it's different than the wind down here. My brothers wind is different than most. Way His mind works seems a logical because he doesn't have the same wind blowing through them. that's actually really beautiful. But alone for the last week and a half lots of time to think while sailing around chasing wind. Another feeling. Clouds look angry like it's about to rain. Let's run. He really afraid of getting West. You live on a dock, not the rain I'm worried about. All Right. Let's hop into these woods I know a place where we can shelter. Nice gave. You bring all your dates here. I wish not every day that women wash up on my doc. I was hoping he'd have netflix's philosophy to share. No more pontificating for me, although I will say that caves are not unlike those dunes out there here we go there formed by water. In a way, everything is a byproduct of those ancient oceans Larry. You have to watch something else on TV. Maybe when we get back. At you WANNA kill time before then. Got An idea. That was really refreshing. Thanks. I'm a pretty amazing kisser. Event The rain jerk. Right that to. That cave and the sound of the rain. That wasn't already your prime date spot I think it should be. Have to keep an eye out for more. What did you call it? A sail boat how you can call yourself the king of the DOC. I'll never understand. Sorry we can only make out only thing I need to be intimate with right now as a shower. You are dirty girl. Excuse me. I just. You're really filthy from the boat. Sailing and boat stuff not making this better Emma. Let's just pretend you never learn to speak. Oh, even after my speech about the oceans. That might be a little tough because I wanted to tell you something wait. You, feel that feel what wind? It's blowing. Sure, not just an exhaust fan somewhere. Incredible, I could go finish my trip, yeah. It's great, absolutely fantastic news. Don't pout Larry. You knew I wasn't going to stay sure. Of course I knew that. Didn't hope at all that there'd be no wind and you'd end up staying as Queen of the Doc I'll come on sooner. I goes sooner. I can come back to visit. Help me get these water jugs felt. I'm good as I said hoses over there. Larry Come on? You want to leave. Leave no one stopping you. Why are you acting like this? I was only here until the wind picked up a pitstop. I don't a Weatherman to know which way the wind blows. That doesn't make sense I told you I've been training and planning this trip for over a year. We just met today. A whole life out there. I can't just drop it. I know how this goes all right. You'll finish your trip. Get back to the city and you'll forget about this small town. Goofball I'll just be a story. You can laugh about with your friend. This guy who called himself king, the dock and watch too many documentaries. Don't be a jerk. This isn't about you. It's about my brother. It's about me. I'm Never GonNa see you again. Is Arguing seriously picking a fight so if we never see each other again, you can say you were right. Larry Grow Up. It was great to meet you, but with this wind only two days of sailing away from reaching my goal. Then Go. Let's not leave it like this, please. I'm not the one leaving. You are impossible. Look before I go. Can you tell me why you're being such a childish Jackass scared? Okay. Love hasn't exactly worked out for me. Does this look like the body of a married man is exactly what it looks like actually fair point. Do you really think you're the only one who scared? What do you think I did this whole journey? Because I feel like the master of my universe? Newsflash Larry. We're all terrified strangely enough. That's comforting. Listen Marianne. I like you and. I don't want you to. It's like my heart is one of those ancient ocean something that I always had to guess that and theorize about then you show up and I start to see its exact outlines. I know this is cheesy, but it's like you're the water and I'm the dunes. I'm the shoreline I'm the cave. Larry. This last year has been all about my brother. Visiting him in the Psych Ward. I see him wearing those gripper socks think. I'm the one that put him in here. This windless day was a blessing in disguise. The I good thing to happen to me this year. And I'm glad I met you. But I need to finish this. For Him. For me. As should. I'm. Sorry for being spoiled Prince instead of a manly king. Happens to the best of us. Watch documentary about the Royal Family Sometime. I'll added to the Q.. Marianne I need to see you again. I'm selling to Chicago not to hedy two days tops. This wind then I'm going to take a shower for a week. Check into work, and then they'll just steal a car and hang out with you for a weekend. Get Him to fill up the tank before you steal it. I don't think it quite works like that in Chicago. Well there's no use startling then. Let's get you on your way while you still have the wind I. Hope you launch. Thanks Larry. Anti that rope. Our raise the anchor. A truck right no reason to steal a car. Though I do appreciate you becoming a jailbird for me. I did not. In attracts better than you know. Butts, Just getting the hang of it I heard a rumor that the roads go both ways you know might even be home to Chicago. But your kingdom your subjects. They have no idea how much better their lives will be with a queen sitting next to their king. To hear more episodes search meet cute on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
CBS 2 News AM News Update 08-04-20
"From the CBS to newsroom I'm Ryan bigger with your Tuesday morning headlines dangerous conditions on Lake Michigan. Called off the search for missing teen witnesses tell CBS to the boy was swimming with others yesterday diversey harbor with the current carried him away. It's feared he may have drowned because of the strong waves and lakeshore flooding. It's unclear when the rescue mission can continue corona virus cases in Illinois or back on a slight downward trend ten debts just under thirteen hundred cases were reported. Yesterday this past Friday the state soy spike of nearly two thousand Cove Infections Eleven Illinois counties are now warning level including southwest suburban kindle county where the positivity rate is a state high six point eight percent a brief cool down continues today with a high of seventy two about eleven degrees below the normal in early August. Tim's might dip into the upper forties in some areas tonight, download the CBS. CHICAGO. APP. Stream news around the clock at CBS in Chicago I'm Ryan Baker.
E14: Coronavirus travel: I now have to quarantine when visiting Chicago
"Hey travelers welcome to the travel reviews that online podcast were we are sharing reviews of places to visit and other travel tips that can come in handy on your next vacation or leisure trip. Join me this episode, and if you have any questions to feed, reach out, see trap edgy. Mail, Dot Com story ideas and guest recommendations for the PODCASTS are also welcome. Hey travelers stuff to have thanks for joining for another episode of the travel reviews. That online podcast really appreciate you tune-in today. Let's talk about what are we going to do this summer? With travel twenty twenty has been a mess. Can It be twenty twenty one yet? To Corona violence pandemic still going on in the United States, no end in sight and I thought I. had our vacations under control? Don't know what to do anymore, so let me walk you through where we are what has been going on. And how do we move forward? If if at all with any TRIPS Maybe we should just stay home and. Call Twenty twenty a loss and You know. Go from there, so. Basically. We had actually let me back up a little bit. We we had a cruise booked in March. That we did cancel anyways, because it was supposed to you than the United. States restricted all travel to Cuba, so they rerouted the. the cruise to the Bahamas we've already been. There was a few years ago, but we didn't necessarily want to do that trip. So, we circle back with them and we canceled. Lost one hundred dollars. Everything else was refunded. Big Deal. There, but interestingly we can't. We wouldn't have been able to go anyways because. The Corona. Virus, pandemic! So, then after that, we had a trip to San Francisco as a family end of June over the July fourth weekend of course. Lots of problems currently with travel. Fill planes masks room masks to be worn on a flight No airline clubs are open. I guess now they're reopening, but but at that time it was all kind of touching. Go quite frankly. So we canceled that trip and it was completely refunded. Thank you to American Airlines for being. Helpful and You know really nice about that. Whole Situation everything was refunded. Some of it was on points to the points where we fund it as well. No charge there and you know really we haven't got anywhere in. We've been at the house I'm not complaining. We've got plenty of space here in Iowa were not in a four hundred square foot, Manhattan type apartment We've been as a family since March, and now we're into July, so we wanted to see. Could we go on a trip? What can we do? Flying was really out of the question, not interested in that at all, so that a driving trip and here's the driving trip that we have now planned that we're ready to go paid for completely with miles for the hotels, and then even used forty seven thousand American airline miles to random tahoe. Big, little bit bigger car than what I currently have just to make the trip more enjoyable, so the idea was to drive around Lake Michigan. and. That's about twenty hours of driving. When you think about don't know what the mileages. I'll tell you after if we ended up going and so the idea was drive Green Bay and. So, that's about four hours from here. spent the day there and then. The next day. Could be earlier could be later. I'm not exactly sure. Right the second. Head over to mackinac island and I think we had to leave early because. The earlier ferries go underneath the bridge in it's. It's a much much prettier ride. I suppose haven't been there. mackinaw island is in Michigan and it's really pretty close to the Canadian border. Of course, interestingly, the Canadian border with the United States is still closed at least. Just heard that today sometime in August, so. You can't go to Canada currently as a US citizen. That's out of the question and. that's where some of the hotels in the area were that I looked at so instead we found hotel in a little ways away In Michigan? Tessie ever leave Not sure that's how you pronounce it, but so we're staying there for one night and then we're going to do things there and then had to Muskegon on the next night so basically. you know we're? We're sightseeing. We're doing things. and. We keep making our way around. Lake Michigan so far so good Muskegon. Bow only two and a half hours roughly from Chicago maybe a little further. And the last night. We booked in the loop in Chicago. Of course, there is a lot of. Decent, hotels in that area I I bulked the Ritz Carlton. Thousand Mary points and was like three hundred fifty dollars a night value. I have since canceled. The Ritz because I wanted to use my married at points to. get a new Apple Watch not the best redemption ever frankly but I wanted it and so I, use my points for that, and and as you might, if do have a lot of points in your accounts right now. It's not a lot of the travel. Companies have shut down their marketplaces, so American only lets you redeem for travel, Mariot, same thing only for travel, so I transferred my points from Mary to Delta. which still has the Delta Marketplace Open? And ordered the Apple Watch through. They're not the best redemption as I said but I wanted so. That's how I got it. Without spending. Any money on it. All right and then I have the Hilton Beaufort Hilton Suites believe right. There are Michigan Avenue in. Downtown Chicago. And so now here's where the problem has happened. Now Chicago has a new rule in effect. The travelers from Iowa, which is where we live. Have to quarantine for two weeks. Now I don't know how they know I'm. From Iowa right I mean there's not. A I guess if you get pulled over I, guess if you you know, somebody asks you, but I mean we could walk through downtown and we look like anybody else, right? It's we're. We're in the Midwest and You know we dress like my Westerners or whatever that means, but you know what I mean like how? How do they know There's no passport. Check or anything like that when you walk in, but let's put that aside. Let's say we you know we should follow the laws of course. But basically. GETS RID OF THE POSSIBILITY CHICAGO. Because let's say we want to go to Chicago and we get there midday, and then you know we leave the next day. Who wants to spend two weeks in the hotel for a one day. trip. makes no sense right so The options now are that we're not going to go on the trip at all. And just you know really called a your loss when it comes to. Family vacations that are not in my basement. or We come straight home from Muskegon, or we stay somewhere else south of Chicago Joliet for example I know there's some decent trails. There I've stayed there a couple of years ago a few years ago, not sure how long ago. and. or maybe go a little further south I'm not sure what the second what's there? or You just come straight home of course coming straight home. That's six hours of driving roughly I, just kind of guessing here. Maybe maybe or eight from Muskegon Cedar rapids. But again it's really really hard. Right this second to even keep track of. Where should we go? Is it worth it What are the rules who has to be under quarantine and these rules change moment's notice I mean there was a. report the other day some flight. I think from Bangladesh was landing in Italy and the rules of entry had changed while they win the air I mean. This kind of stuff is like unheard of you know. The Chicago rule was announced Earlier, this week, and it's I think it's effective immediately so like. If you're already in your car, you now have to do it, so wh, what do you do you know so? It's kind of like. It's a fulltime job just to keep up on all these rules. I still have potential travel book to. Overseas later this year one is a conference in Spain and everytime I to around. There was all kinds of new rules for for for Europe and Spain I. Think Americans still can't actually enter the European Union also have A. To. Istanbul. Turkey and I do believe that you can travel there currently. so that's interesting it would be. That is a direct flight from Chicago O'hare on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul fourteen hour flight roughly. And I'm kind of looking forward to that, but again like what are the rules? How are they changing while I mean in Flight What's what's happening so really really tough to keep an eye on things and you know I am really truly to the point where I'm just like there's no travel this year whether it's by car or whether it's By playing I I've kind of given up on the plane travel quite a while ago. You're quite frankly probably really June I took a trip to Florida. And just not enjoyable. Just wasn't the same I like travelling like the perks I like going to the club I like having my gin and tonic etcetera etcetera, but it's just it's not the same so. you know from there? I don't know. Let me know what your thoughts are always happy to hear your comments see trap, underscore travel on twitter. See Trap a g mail DOT COM, but I'm thinking. Maybe it's time to. Call Twenty twenty loss when it comes to family vacations and enjoy your time at home in the backyard. And go to the pool our pool. The one we we belong to is still open. It's open. It's one of the few pools that are open in town of the public pools. All are closed The Cups I think open, not not sure that's what heard. So, there's places we can go, but. You know that is That is. How it is so something to think about right now. The trip is still on, but I'm thinking going to be canceled If one of those other cities or states. have some kind of rule. There's really no way to go right because you're going from Wisconsin to Michigan Illinois. Let's say. Michigan has a rule I. mean there's no way to get through from Wisconsin through Michigan. Really. There's no reason to drive that way other than driving around the lake and you can say you drill, but that's that's a tremendous amount of time because you know from Green Bay to Muskegon is probably six hours, and then back around nine nine ten hours. That's I wouldn't want to do that but. Hey hopefully you're staying healthy and sanitized and twenty twenty. Really Hope, we can all make it through this together and get back on the road at some point I'm Christoph trap. Reach out anytime.
JD McPherson, Nora Jane Struthers at BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass; Jersey Boys at The Mendel; Breaking Character Episode 97
"Has been Shelby. X rays. Jeremy lamb, Paul. We both have a passion for the vigilant forming art share that it's slightly different ways, I'm recovering print journalists. Specializing in everything music fists, and I'm an operatic. Tenor. Eater director producer came home to help nurture the next generation of local talent right here in southwest. Michigan this show that not only gives you behind the scenes look in the south west. Michigan's are sitting team it seen invites you into the conversations. Welcome to breaking care. Breaking character. Brought you by Lake Michigan college to go slight theater pres- center, heiress gallery, arts and culture centre, the twin city players and the Mason jar cafe this. This. Hello. And welcome to episode ninety seven breaking character recorded from the federal building and the Benton harbor district. Jerem rebound, fig Leo, and I'm Paul Mao episode seven nine two seven you better watch out better hold my beer 'cause I'm gonna take you to the old town road and be the rest iris and got her Susan's. Plaque. I don't think we have the rights for that song play along. That's the mood. I'm in. Let's take in the bag while we're talking about it. We got some blues barbecue bluegrass. Right right into it. It's right. Of course. So ninety seven wouldn't be complete without some Amy's APL plug gray. Exactly as of course last week. You heard our friend ABC APL exactly as the executive director of St. Joe today. Talk about the seventh annual barbecue blues and bluegrass all day music borough and feed event. Well, it takes place this weekend, the Saturday noon to eight pm at whirlpools intending park. So this week we turn to seven the musical acts themselves this year's lineup. Features the special consensus, Nora Jane Struthers in the party line shea, Apache patch Appalachia at bow cheese them. Yeah. Like Appalachian, go back and episode and see way Appalachian. Yeah. To make it and headliner JD McPherson. Erased are sorry for that dupe. I'm not trying to. Yeah. I just caught up with my friend or Jane Struthers, Nashville based musician. Who has long made southwest? Michigan a regular tour. Stop to talk about playing her very first barbecue blues and bluegrass events and newest in decidedly youngest member of the party line crew. Her new daughter, really great Paul that we had her. She this week little girl. Her name is Annabel. Jane? She's be shied Naito next weekend. She's I think we should. Are your mental? But but yeah, we're not as. Ever have before. And just feel really really good now. She's good baby. Are you breaking her in these? It's definitely a learning process for everybody involved. But but yeah, she actually pretty well. It's really like flying. That's favorite hang on in time. But working out the car thing. Three till you're you are coming up for barbecue believes bluegrass, obviously the plant this area lot for. But this is the first time at this festival. Tell me tell me. Taking part in this ending up doing mcchrystal's. So. How does that kind of change the set list, and and and then being able to do with here in in the area? That's really responded to you guys as well. Yeah. In tortured, I'm psyched, we definitely want the best parts of the job. And if you know kill job all so badly, and yeah, I'm up there in summer. I feel to me like but harbor summer yet, it's still spring, but he asked me up here a lot in the fall and winter for some reading grows here getting signed experience the region, and the I mean how do these for half there yet down here along the spring? But you know, we were just up in Arbor with toxic. And it was not a string. It depends on the day here in Michigan some days, it feels like spring some days, you know, like impossible to bring a little bit of everything pilot. So. You hasn't been working on new album? Tell me Comey would've been about about that. And when we might expect it to be released. Have done recorded it in November when I was eight months pregnant, and I was like only a little worried of reduced lung capacity. Went into the studio turned out turn out fine. They're really well. The band kind of farewell album to our Qatar player. Josh who has been with us for five years, and he is taking stock to focus on full-time anti pipeline activist community in Virginia. So you know, I wanted to read playing my knee songs together for several months, and I was looking I don't want. I don't want not capture this. You know, everything that we have always. Out to special. So we went in. I don't know in a lot of ways that we've ever done. And I think other you know. You know, my manager has heard it, and she's she's on that on that page we've ever done. So you know, it's got to have. Have full perspective of. But I will say I think the ban sounds are gonna ever on it, and that's awesome. So hopefully the next next year. I don't know let's see of the new commit to offer that much. Some. Tell me a couple of times to put it in the LifeZette that maybe you can hear when you here in in town. Well, can you problems? Claim mostly party already. But we we haven't telling us line almost everywhere, which is not a party. It's called good thing. And it's wall, and I wrote it wrote it the week after I got home from spending kind of gay like fiddlers thing. Mention in south West Virginia southwestern Virginia to be more specific. And that little is always really roots me and. Musically. I mean, and I am seriously. And I wrote we saw I writing it. I was thinking, you know, there's void in my head. This is this is not going to be something for the band. And then we cleaner. I got Joe the same harmony all the way through the whole song and then to ban, but he is definitely more favorites. I think it's one that people come up to the show and say, hey, what record is a big thing on the old. It's not sorry. So that's good. That's really good to have people responding to like that. Yeah. And then you mentioned that Josh Morad. So. Have you found a permanent replacement or even has been subbing? What's happening there? We had a show. I can't call them permanent yet because. Logistics here. But we have we have had our Steve daily plan with us. And he has been such a good job. We've been having so much fun. It's hard, but you know after playing for five years but Josh for five years. It was hard to imagine what it would be like different player, but I have to say it's been a real pleasure. And and it's been creating like you energy. I think the whole band like the way that he plays inspired me to sing for you know, freezing differently. Try to front melodies on things. And that's what was exciting. And you know, the more newness that can be brought old songs. I think better. So Steve will be with us in the short him off because he'd really really. Wickson? Day in. Have you know, how is motherhood affected your songwriting if at all have been as cheating respective at all when you're when you're writing songs. Yeah. I haven't been writing out much totally. I think I'm just about to enter new writing. Phase. I always do this. Jeremy I deserve takes times thing time off from writing writing is. And I think we've talked about this before. But for the sake of talk cast, and anyone who does not follow every word between you and I. You know, I think. Writing an act of self reflection and in order for me to have I I need to spend checks of my life where I'm not really reflecting. And I'm just experiencing and that I can that I can sort of follow that with the phaser. I'm, you know, really looking at okay, who am I now how is how Mike Sirius' seeks me changed me? And what is that mean? And and so I think I'm about to enter as reflective face. But I really just been living for a while. That has been a joy, nor gene stuff is in the party line. Or the barbecue blues bluegrass stage on two pm next Jerry talk fest. Headliner JD, McPherson, whose music is largely rooted in the rock, rockabilly and rhythm and blues music of nineteen fifties JD spoke about what fans can expect to hear when he plays this holiday or kind of did. A mix of everything. We sometimes like when you go on long to live to go over. So that we kinda speak with because we have a lot of. Cues? Meaning that we not have any here than show. There's usually some needed happening pretty much all the time. So when songs over Unisphere. Swapping insurance out or something like that something else happening somewhere. So we do current tend to author the little did but Langley been expanded a little bit. I would say when we place inches. If it's going to be kind of nice nice healthy mix of all the records, minus the Christmas record, baby. Every now. Speaking of that when the talk about latest release, which I believe the FOX right on the left new member to me coming bit about that recording and went what was kinda goal going in. What were some of the things that were on your mind as you're reading? Thongs in in. What did you to convey with this project? I wouldn't know I would say probably since the first years live spin of being and people were suggest in some Chris material and they wanna. Thing wanna feel some Starbucks. They wanna feel from, you know, some trips to the mall, and I really to ones on and okay, actually fell Starbucks. But and I was like undone, and I wanna do it anymore. I live Christmas, but I don't I don't not interested in making full record. And then that's to last year in actually couple of years ago, and one of my those Niccolo made they record that was a holiday record. But it was completely flipped on a year. And it was kind of a really smart record. And like really hit been smart. And it's interesting Sanjoy food, and within any really, I think he did some covers million skier covers or covers are maybe people haven't heard in a very long time. So it seemed like I. Album. And so I really want that Wecker to walk in. So started kind of think about it a little bit. Well in the final good make a record 'cause there's tiny year wrote that would be in. That would be. Trope? It's more on what not to do. And so that kind of started the whole idea almost like a personal orange to. Gee, what could happen year in? Counters. And you know, I know recorded Jingle Bells for first thing. Everybody does their like got buy Jingle Bells from baton or their. I created do that was the one that was one that will and they had to all be jewel on. I didn't. I just nobody can be. You know, she'll spend Christmas record. Nobody can be early. Love singing this on. He can be being Crosby. You know? What? I mean. There you go. There's no reason to revisit some of it has to be that. And then also I just didn't want to cram up on of schmaltz down. Somebody throw there's complex nearly devotion this holiday trim, you know, especially when you're little kid from you know, complete and total ecstatic joy team. Utter disappointment in fishing, so things. In the record in honestly with a image. To to get back to the beans. Root of doing pretty purist. John being rock and roll moon stuff. And it was some of the most fun either have record. It's harder had writing record. Van has made it on back bad kid. Famous hotel in what? Thank miss on. No. And then. About the record before that. We're just gonna twenty seventeen tell me tell me about what you know. That was here. I think third studio album under by heart and fill took about that. Because you know, you had had successful I team and. And several to me you hell that maybe -pected guys of the what you went to do for that project. Record ways. Kind of. Also challenge because I just their writing songs that mood fit anywhere on the first records. I was hyper aware of the fact that I wasn't. Songs that were coming out weren't. Like anything else? The role was expected in. Really kind of difficult bird trying to get that train and made in so many ways than that. You know couple of twelve. A lot of money wasted and ended up recording studio that's not even a function studio recording. Our sees the which probably one of the most important locations in American popular music, but they've been a museum, and I don't know if years anyway, they have cores every day, but we had to load in any backtrack a little bit in order to even get in there. I I really let her just to kind of a letter to the country did hall thing. Get record in there knowing that there's no way it'd be like somebody saying can I bring my easel from paint into you know. After Kolding and paint and their Redmond thing. So. Just that the party. You're going to pull phones. Okay. So after the indoors, call we'd go in night and town Walker so men and before tunes we in the morning, and then completely tear down. We set the room for the tourism morning. So it was not the usual which record pay. But if you're in there, the staff is like, you know, nothing really going on here because it's your record. We won't tell anybody. We did it is kinda like straight day being this really inspiring place that has full of so much history. We should record. You know, we started off kennel make record sounds like maybe a, you know, something that was made here in the sixties or something. Louder and funnier and. Seemed almost like please. Go some loans wanted to get. Said. Become visible or something all those years and her somebody could compete at like at the time, and they can meet their peak cutting edge. So maybe just a spirited this. This. In me. Listen. In a hot, drew. And in now. Uninvited required. Your the? Records every records, and you know, the big green peon that print replacing last date was on the record inspiring. Could be in your saying. You know, rooted in you know. Rockabilly rhythm boy is coming in more. Specifically just kind of thing in their fifties. Tell me tell me about the improved is in. How you take the influences in in just, you know, make music today as well. Well, I I would say in high school. I I grew up in very rule area and. Have any sort of art or crow Graham at my school. It was more agricultural training school teaching teaching people how to raise pigs and in like Pearl. Hey and stuff like that. So it was not a lot that I will linger. So I grew up on calorie. But I was not interested in continuing that would be ranger, you know, moving, but you know, I was really stupid music all because it was so precious because I couldn't ever give him music 'cause I have you buy records for anything. So any chance guy goes in, you know, Staka say that even my records, and by rock, magazines, and all this. And so, you know, the history of music never really seemed like. Good that once I sort of got into rock and roll music. I understood clearly, right. Well, listen Giacomo music like, you know, and he Cochran just as much rock and roll music is Rolling Stone are or. You know? I mean, it's it. There wasn't anybody who tell me you're into you know. Ramon. You can't listen coming on. Underwriter? And so anyway, that was kind of thing really. A lot of demarcation where things could star stopper ideas. Couldn't come from. And then in Illinois school in, you know, you're you're sort of fit pretty heavily at the beginning of your art career where you you're working your work against the whole art history. You have to be catching the wave of everything that came for you. Because all that is is a language that you can incorporate or apparel what you're making. And so those ideas kind of probably have anything what I do. Which is that, you know. All of these Farallones, all these rhythms. All these different things. Always textures are are part of the language that either can't or can't enhance asong in Phil really. Thing where I woke up just say, I'm going to just do one thing. And my first record was heavily influenced by early dunes music. But it was also weird enough that it didn't sit in with some of the other bands that were doing that. At the time this alone. More art school from their stuff out. And then. Join on you know. Affirms pedal here echo chamber, there things start to kind of morph into something else. So these days I. Still like broccoli. And I I that I'm really feel kind of owning comeback by. But he's trying to stick to any sort of single. Funny. It's like, you know, sort of. Sorted Blida peg and after a little bit or something, you don't even know concert kind of thing to complain about. Because I've gotten all. Like, we will all the information. These seventh annual barbecue blues bluegrass takes place from noon to eight pm on Saturday team in we're pulse than park. Just below the bluff in downtown Saint Joseph. It's supposed to be a gorgeous weekend knock on wood for that event. Think it's only twenty dollars in advance to twenty five dollars a day of to see this special consensus, nor Jane smothers in the party line as we said there Frenchay at pal chief or at bell tra- Appalachia to meet cajones. JD McPherson children ages eight younger admitted free purchase tickets. Visit the mental center dot com and click on the buy tickets button. At the top tickets can also be purchased by phone at nine two seven eight seven zero zero option one or in person at the metal center league. Michigan cows twenty seven fifty five Napier Ben harbor during normal hours, which are ten to six ten AM to six PM think it's also billable at the Saint Joseph today. Welcome Senator three oh one seats three defensing Joe during regular business hours Monday through Friday, nine to five and Saturday ten to five food and beverages will be available for purchase. This is a rain or shine event. So plan to hang out for the day. No matter what the weather. Thanks again. Amy for being our guest last week. It sounds like it's going to be a great time. So we hope to see you all there yet. It's going to be a blast. I really love that festival. So I'm glad my friend nor gene's to be there. She's I can't wait to meet her her daughter for the first time now moving on also this actually right before the weekend that Tony Grammy and a live here. Livia award-winning hit musical jersey, boys. The story of Franken. Not a recording on now that good. He's good. This story of Frankie Valli and the four seasons makes one night only tour stop at seven pm. Thursday may sixteenth at the mental center at Lake Michigan college in the final performance of the mental center main stage twenty eighteen twenty nineteen season. I recently caught up what Jonathan cable who portrays Nick Massi in the production. It to talk about the ship about show will just all of your favorite hits. How about Guardiola in seasons? You get kind of behind the scenes look at their actual live band got together. And some of the Negrete details. How it's you know, so business in this life is always more. It's backed up to me, you know, there there were some joins the mob. And and, you know, they're going up in New Jersey, and you know, some some debts that have paid, and you you get a sense of me. So he's like working class kind of guy. Came up maybe along by the cracks got out, but still had no one in old. And and you know, the fun. Fun dealing. The. Upon them. But actually because. For the die. But each for the unions gets the own sort of sexual narrowed. You all of their perspectives and their story. I'm sure and good for people in this. Tell me your platelet, right? Told me, Nick. Yes. Think mass. Bass player anything base in the group. And he did some of the arranging vocal arranging for the group all the on he'll Hughes exit of I leave so any ritual of Siemens eating and their names of all Catholics and ended up. The best. He can end up to like Lingle. Years. Got forgotten Holzer wasn't given. And he actually on the end of which is their long ago and. And. Your is kind of. The quiet. The kind of guy, and it's it's fun to get the play them because. You know, the other guys are stupid from it can come. And from the show, I kinda get the fly under the window. And and. In the second act where I'm at express. Been forgotten about. It's art. In host good about stepping into like this. Because I mean, obviously, you're musical Peter veteran, but Dino doing something like this is different than you know, fictional story. Like say, what that story on which I know you multi done her or, you know, Hello, Dolly, tell me what it's like for you to step in the shoes of real person, and and their responsibility there of getting it, right or your tummy to me your perch to that. Certainly a response to early. I don't know. I feel holding anybody like I I think I would feel as strongly about them to get right? If I was doing that story will it's almost it's no piece, but it's it's the same and different. I mean, what what I bring to it from my love the within the census, the kind of fame the facts events that we have to draw on kinda give me a clear rubric follow as opposed to kind of coming up with things on my own fictional. Hang on. Komo artistic listens with with story was driven servicing said. And we kind of you know, you have to organize. Exactly those. Yeah. That no for sure. It. A story, but I wasn't strenuous with his thirteen years. But I'm sure it's been rightly successful of. And now we just had so much to. Sure. Tell me about about this touring. Because obviously when you're you're taking a four one Broadway show like this in in, you know, after break down every night, two different. So tell me how you guys are are, you know, able to do that in in the intake, the ready to reach people, you know, gutsy me not be able to get to guide. Our some of the bigger cities where we're Cheryl is usually put on what's pool. Ball is really saying from beans cities and towns that don't get shows like this very often. And it's like we told you found Jairo and actions. Area. You know, these like in Weston chance of people, and you know, getting to see. So like is mill. I didn't. That's all it's worth out dogs and thrown new word. You know, inspire a generation of new actors or musicians or for all technicians. You know, getting into help in some very like you'll stand there and always been. Goes and. Eaton's rain prisoners knowledge. Smaller towns built that are working on bag lighting themselves in having a show from then is huge huge economic in. Towns and for the restaurants. So if you're on that so very as and. Not seen. Maybe surly Chris in all of you know, they live. That's when it becomes. Into some Charles. Michigan. So so like families stalled across all, so, you know, feel friends and family for them for them. And and yeah. I say. Possibly gig inspire people, you know, don't necessarily know. Like the spending time in this day. Maybe. So it's such a possibility. You know, I mean for me growing up, and I grew up in north Manchester. And when I am on the in life. I'm now is because I had of feature within our tiny town and she your head and usable. You know after school them at high school, and then we also like to prevent with all. And you know. Mentor in me and concentrated junior year the possibility for college, which I had never thought. Engineer from math and she yesterday. I. Kinda opened my eyes to new future, you know, and one day, obviously was really interested in and say if if if from can be contributing that teams. Giving that awareness impossibility to people in these smaller towns these kids, you know, might not have the inspiration to see from like this. That's really cool once again, the national touring production of jersey boys presents a one time only performance seven pm Thursday may sixteen at the middle center Lake Michigan college eleven hundred your haven't been harbor tickets ranged from forty seven ninety five dollars or very close to selling out to buy those last few seats. Visit V Mendel center dot com. Call the mental center box office at nine to seventy seven hundred option one we're stopped by weekday between ten and six. The artists. Caroline, Pampaloni alone. A robbers his installations of multiple screenings of newly developed dance performances in body movements is on display in the Chrysler art center's art lab presents a live dance performance at both to into thirty PM Saturday at the crash L seventy seven lake Boulevard Saint Joseph now Carolina's. She's a member of the wellspring. Corey Terry in dancers who has performed for. Oh, just a little band called coal play never Omni world Caribbean. Celebrity cruises poet, the act goes the union project dance company box Lumieres, phantom of the opera and Nickerson Rossi dance company. Among others. This is free and open to the public also joined the crabs from five to seven pm next Wednesday may twenty second as they unveil the twenty nineteen Kreso art fair on the bluff poster design enjoy. Bites complimentary beverages at this annual event in tandem with the poster reveal Michigan's great southwest sustainable. Business form will host green drinks a quarterly networking event. For professionals interested in sustainability recycling in green business. There will be brief remarks from the sustainable business form and Chrysler center at about five thirty Botha free and open to the public for more information on these are all Chrysler centre events or KC events. Those of us that are in the no, that's right. Call ninety three zero two seven one or visit Craigslist dot org. Now, Paul I know that you've been making some casting announcements recently for the go sleds inaugural season. Do you do you want to? Let us know who on the first Nick announced will we'll do the first show. We'll about the summer when things we've got most of the shows mostly cast, but the first show were already under hersal for the rob around musical the opens are season June thirteenth, the numbers of Madison County and first off I want to announce that we have six paid barely paid interns. That are coming to us this summer in with an LLC partnership. I think I can announce that now they'll be staying in the dorms Lake Michigan college and leading back and forth to the ghost light and those interns. We have one local kid who's a local boy done. Good, my stage manager interns as management production design honchos Vig from saga talk. He's finished first year LLC, he's one of the six and the other five four of them are singer performers girl named Fafa Schaffer from Issaquah Washington state, who's at rider university Westminster choir college in New Jersey, Carina cancer, who's actually from elmhurst, Illinois. But she goes to NYU Tisch. Zachary Myers, tenor from Arkadelphia, Arkansas and base Bertone from Rockwell Rockwall, Texas and Mike Brooks, and then in addition to those four performers soprano tenor and bass baritone, we have another production design scenic design props design, custom design intern for Melbourne Florida named prince raise so six interns are going to be on-site every day all day indentured servants and all that work in the theater and being in the shows out of the shows working backstage. It's a small sampling of what a bigger young artists summer stock program. Could look like yeah. But it's a start, and they're they're here. All summer all summer. It's awesome for them arrived tomorrow or whatever today is that. You're listening to this day more right next week. And couldn't be happier to have them fill out her shows. So now you hear some of the same names in our first cast of bridges of Madison County that runs June thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen and second weekend of June twenty twenty one twenty two twenty three. All tickets are available immediately right now. Go at goes like go slight be h for Benton harbor dot com. Ghost light be h dot com. Get your tickets today. Tickets limited on the eighty five seats per show, eight o'clock Monday sorry, Thursday, Friday and Saturday on Sundays are cast consists of two professional opera singer colleagues of mine coming into sing the lead roles of Francesca and her lover Robert Kincaid in British Ghani, soprano, Elizabeth paycheck arose. From Winston Salem, North Carolina and branch fields playing Robertson Cade. He's a bass baritone from Williamsburg Virginia. So they'll be coming in for the last three weeks nationally out the to lead roles both fantastic performers beautiful voices beautiful faces. In addition that are local and interns round show. Dan, Maxon who lot of people know us singing, the cuckold husband, but Johnson, Abby Meriva, Sean from Shawarka singing Marian interns, Zachary Myers is playing Mike. Title the sun, another fantastic young performer from central high school Elissa Hiscox playing Caroline Allison Wenzel was playing the state fair singer and Kiara Megan penalty the role of Marge fame. Blair, Charlie Casey, Mercer as Ginny with in there on some will also consist of office Schafer, Casey, Mercer Kansas Ricky to more Meghan pokey Tessa Harris was the Hiscock. Zach myers. Shane blair. Martell? Burton Mike Brooks and stage manager Hans tells Vic so and Joshua goings, not without as music director and Julia my as costume designer but also Carly Lenz and Jaden weren is our a custom customers on the show and direct one show. That's one show and you're directing the under some insure. And you're obviously the Arctic director as well. Larry Underwood directing our next offering of no exit was going to be pretty insane dential in well, Larry, so Larry. So you just have to say Leary, and I'm saying saying Sunday, we love him. And then I'm wrecking the Westside story on the beach for the tenth year in a row for the symphony. Yeah, that's another huge huge huge show. We're very excited to nights only instead of one nine it's yes. And then page smileys coming onto direct clyborn park. Nice third show ethica slate, and then rounding out the ghost shows, August Tano is going to direct Urinetown the musical eight areas to stop in farce. I can't wait to see what August pretty complete. So I'll be announcing that soon to all right? We'll keep listening to breaking character. And you'll be able to hear more cast updates in them and pitch is our big two week camp two separate weeks in June. Our taking all locations go to the summer camps tag are button on our website ghost Lybia dot com. If you wanna sign your student or kit from ages six to sixteen checkout circus team, Michigan the first time ever come into. Michigan. We're getting a lot of kids interested in boys and Girls Club. It's going to be fantastic camp. So we hope to see lots of kids are. Yes. If your kid is ever hinted at wanting to run away with the circus. This is the camp for this training them to to understand what it's like if they find themselves one day with a contract to the right? I'm not saying area runaway and during the circus cherry domas understand. But you know, if they threaten you could just drop them off the light there. Sure what I'm hearing. That cares. That's right. Get out. Call their bluff now, I like the way you're thinking. That's right. That's a father over there. Not at all. I wouldn't want to do that. At all. Well, let's do it for this week's episode of breaking character. Remember, you can listen to and dalit current and past episodes and even subscribe to breaking character on our website, WWW dot breaking character, podcasts dot com. You also find breaking character on Spotify. I T N Stitcher. Tune in apple podcasts, or whatever your favorite podcast app might be confined. Current news. Updates and pudding whole bunch of events from our sponsors on our Facebook page, breaking character, the podcast rate and character is made possible. Thanks to our awesome sponsors, including Lake Michigan college the ghost life theater. Chrysler's thinner heiress, gallery, our culture center, twin city players and a Mason jar. Cafe. 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CBS 2 News Update PM 071520
"I'm Erica Sergeant. Hear the stories making news at this hour. Warnings from the Governor and Chicago's mayor about cove. Nineteen both held news conferences today, urging people to ease up wearing masks and social distancing the governor also announced the state is splitting into eleven different regions that way they will be able to monitor those regions more closely, and it allows them to close smaller parts of the state. Sentencing starts tomorrow for the mother from Crystal Lake, who pleaded guilty to killing her five-year-old son Aj last year Joanne. Cunningham faces twenty to sixty years in prison. Aj's father was also charged. Two boys are fortunate to be alive after they were nearly swept into Lake Michigan, they were standing on a pier in Michigan city when the waves picked up and covered them in water. They manage to hang. Hang onto posts until they could safely get to shore and turning to the weather, we are in for a stormy night ahead. Some counties to the south of US are under a Tornado Watch. The biggest threats are heavy rain and strong winds mostly sunny tomorrow, a high of eighty five join us on CBS. stew or CBS CHICAGO DOT COM for news updates around the clock. I'm Erica Sergeant.
New Office/Studio Plans NaPodPoMo 2019 MDW330
"Mike Dell's world number three three zero four November third twenty nineteen and. It's the third day of NEPAD Homo Homo or national podcast posting month. Some people say that under that Hat Mike. Del has a chip in his head. Unfortunately it's a Dorito reto as usual. Thanks mark for that to comment anyway. So yeah it's Day three Sunday November third and made a little adjustment. Here on the microphone just to see if doesn't sound as cut off as it did on yesterday a show I turned off what's known in the industry is the big bottom. I think I have a deep voice. In this microphones deep enough. I don't need to add. Add to it. Electrically whole goal of me recording podcasts generally is to make it sound as close to uh you and I having a conversation across the table or on the couch or something and not have that big big big radio sound I you know. I don't mind it sounding decent. You know in a little bit of a professional sound is fine but you know the goal is always to you know make natural as possible and so hopefully I'm accomplishing that. Hopefully you're not hearing too much of the the heater going going in the background again. It's a nice cool day here in traverse city down here in the swampy basement. I did ED Make my mind up that This spring I am going to move my office yet again. I know we talked about that. I moved upstairs stairs for a little while we remodeled the basement and moved back down. Here problem is down here the flooding problem and it's because Lake Michigan's Lake AAC level is up at record highs right now which brought our water table up to record highs and goes in cycles but This is definitely a hi cycle. So you know what I just leave it as is going to work this basement up again. After the the water level goes down not a not a lot of damage or anything. It's just Swampy it's It's not healthy and so what I'm going to do. It was built a box in the garage. Not really a box gonNA take little over one quarter of the garage half of one stall tool still be about one hundred square feet same as my office here in the basement and I'm GonNa make that in into an office in the garage and it'll have air and it will have its own heat. Goes cutting off a little bit again. I don't know maybe this maybe this Noise Gates just a little too tight enough to figure out how to adjust that here on the Road Castro but anyway this isn't a podcast about podcasting so anyway my office. This is gonNA move Probably start working on it this winter I can you know do some do the framing at least and maybe you don't put insulation relation in and Do the outer Shell. And I'm going to do the outer shell. Though SB board nothing nothing fancy and all that stuff stuff that doesn't require adhesives drying paint and all that stuff and maybe even get some wiring done. It all depends on what the you know what the weather's like all at once. I get the basic box done. I can actually put in a heater and do some some of the Interior as well You know can't really mud drywall. Or painter or anything like that but should bill to slowly but surely over the winter build did this thing get it all done so that in the spring I'll be able to move out there and you know as a bonus we'll have a little bit quieter a place to do podcasting. Oh have A dog free area too so the dogs can stay in house or in the yard and won't hear them as much wjr and it'll just be a nicer situation. Yeah the commutes can be a little longer. Okay I'll have to walk out the back door down the sidewalk walking into the garage door. And then I'm GONNA put an exterior door in the in the office wall there. It's got a nice window. Oh overlooking the neighbors not that. It's a great view but at least it'll be a little natural light. I'll build a soundproof. It more and be a little more secure as far as in a way from the rest of the House and all that the only disadvantage is. It's not right in the house so we'll have to actually go outside and even in the winter you know so we'll be bad but that's the plan sometime over the winter. I'll I'll be build on the box. I'm not you know a carpenter by any stretch so I'm GonNa have to employ them assistance in at least two designing being in how to drive a nail all that you know cut aboard whatever you know. That's that's not the hard part and he knows I I. Of course DRYWALL and I'll probably panel the ceiling. I'm guessing just because it's easier but I'd like to drywall. So I can actually paint you know make it look like a regular office on the inside. Insulate it quite well. I figure one of those Eden pure electrics Heaters will will suffice. I run one down here because there is a furnace down here obviously but heat rises so It stays quite cool down here if they don't run a little heat. Just get one of those window. Box Air conditioners and I'll probably cut it through the wall though instead of taking up the window at it or I'll put in just another window just for the air conditioning. We'll see it's But that might require a little more structure Kaz putting in a standard window in that garage might be a little interesting so it might not fit an air conditioner properly. So we'll see but that's the plan as it stands right now so might Dole's world studio will move about Y- EH thirty yards south of here so instead of being a five hundred yards from Lake Michigan will be five hundred and thirty yards yards from Lake Michigan and about eight feet higher elevations. So that'll keep me out of the water table we hope. Of course if it
Sept. 3, 2019: Searching For A Meteorite In Lake Michigan; Making The Most Of Tomatoes
"This message comes from here and now sponsor indeed. If you're hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on your your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started at indeed dot com slash n._p._r. Podcast from n._p._r. And w._b. Oh you are. I'm jeremy hobson. I'm robin young. It's here now and we're keeping an eye on hurricane doria. Who's i is now about sixty to one hundred miles off the coast of florida. The outer bands ends lashing coastal waters but it's also continuing to snail like crawl across the bahamas with devastating impacts at least five people have now died there. Eugene in duffy is managing editor of the tribune the daily national newspaper of the bahamas. He's based in nassau eugene. Were reminded that the bahamas are actually seven hundred islands. It's been so difficult to reach people further out. Give us a sense of what's going on with this storm so stuck. The thing to remember about the home is where the length of california where where i am in the capital nestle about one hundred and fifty miles south of where jewelry and hits on sunday in nestle <hes> suffering forty fifty mile an hour winds. We've been without power across most of the island here since yesterday that this is nothing compared eh well. It's been going on in the other car grand bahama islands with populations totalling seventy five thousand people. There's no power. A lot of houses have been flooded out to the level of the oprah bedroom windows. There are thousands of people literally wandering around in waist wii tidewater looking for shelter looking to get to higher ground which lhota these islands isn't there well. This is where the five deaths were reported. The abaco islands and you know you mentioned water up to the windows water of to the addicts i mean people are calling it the katrina of the bahamas and remember that as we have one of the most prominent things people were forced into their addicts by water and then a horror they couldn't get out now people have access in their addicts but is is that what you're fearing is happening in in parts of the bahamas looking at this here. It reminds me more of this. Nami japan <hes> the water literally has just rolled over these islands that were a public shelters setup hurricane centers for people to go to unfortunately as you see in the states and all the government says get out. There's a hurricane coming and people choose to remain behind the whole now is is to see other already more victims of this. I mean the spin so little access because there's no five nine who the internet services down at the moment what we're getting is coming from the early stages of the relief operation in which the u._s. has already started the helpless realized realized coastguards already on scene <hes> they helicopter in the number of people out yesterday <hes> there's one community on albacore population about two thousand. I do how you shouldn't migrants. They live pretty much to a mind in wooden shacks. That community isn't that now. It's just flat wasteland wasteland. There's nothing we pray for them. <hes> community it's gone and you don't know where the two thousand people are. Komo suggesting the death toll is gonna be anywhere like that. You know people have been able to move around but from what we're saying. There is a deep deep. Keep silent fair that for five possibly read a lot more hope. We're on <hes>. We'll say the next three or four days is the main rescue corporation guests into gear terrible terrible situation and yet we see these glimmers and they're coming from some of the same sources as they have in the past the great chef jose andres and his team is there. He's not on the ground. Yes <hes> fingers crossed when he's operation gets going towards the end of the we can do as much for these inches dating puerto rico fantastic f- <hes> he did that and we need more of the same and you know there'd be various charities parities websites where you can tonight and try and help these unfortunate people because what does what did the bahamas do now. We know they were a british. Colony became a commonwealth commonwealth independent in the seventies but isn't the main industry tourism and it sounds as if i've been here <hes> coming on three years now and and unfortunately for one of the islands grand bahama it was devastated by hurricane massey about three years ago <hes> and it has not normal recovered its population as mostly moved out. There's no industry that left. There's one joint shipyard services. The cruise ships from around the world but its tourist industry died situation. The length and breadth of the bahamas is through the hurricane season. You will lead eight free playing a hurricane lottery grand bahama as we speak. It's probably sixty miles long off of it is on the water downtown. Freeport aw is under three feet of water hospitals schools shops hotels. Everything is under the water using duffy managing editor of the tribune the daily national newspaper in the bahamas the largest paper there reminding us the bahamas the length of california eugene. We thank you so much and wish you all the best. Thank you very much. We'll british prime. Minister boris johnson faces a brexit showdown today as parliament reconvenes after a summer break lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill that would stop the united kingdom from leaving the european union without a deal on october thirty first with johnson says he would do there are already indications educations. He may lose that vote. He's lost his one seat majority in parliament with the defection today of a conservative member joining us now is bbc political correspondent rob watson and he's at westminster rob. We hear the protesters behind you but set the scene for us today. How important is this day extremely important dam and i. I would argue that this is one of the most important weeks in british politics since one thousand forty five since the end of the second world war regular listeners will know jeremy that often say that this is the most is profound political crisis. Britain has experienced since the end of the war and what's at stake right. Now i think is first of all the future of brexit they'll be votes on that a bit later we can discuss that it's also about britain's constitutional arrangements who who's going to be governing the country because their wealth may well be a general election action in the all fake and lastly. I think it's about one of the major british potent political parties the conservative party what does its future as it suddenly going to become a sort of right wing pro brexit parts yours at gains remain abroad church. Absolutely everything that you can imagine is at stake had jeremy okay well. Let's talk about what lawmakers are trying to do today some lawmakers they want to make it basically impossible for the prime minister to crash out of the e._u. With no deal on on october thirty first the essentially a coalition. It's been called a sort of rebel alliance liken to star wars. That's been fancifully live but they are a rebel. Alliance of opposition m._p.'s some from the governing conservative party who essentially want to pass a law saying look if the if the u._k. Government hasn't reached an agreement demint the european union about an older -ly brexit by nineteen th of october we would delay brexit until the end of january of twenty twenty cancelled until next year now. It seems most likely that they will they will win. They will win this vote when it comes but then we get the next big question that i mentioned as okay why happens next how boris johnson has said he will not in any circumstances ask for the the european union for delay to brexit and a staffel saying what i would want wants as a snap general action and then the question would become well is he really serious about vines and opposition participate right brilliant. We'll see you there. Yeah well and there's a question about that too. I've been watching over the weekend that jeremy corbyn. The leader of the labour party has sort of been saying yeah okay. Let's have an election but some other people in the labor party say no. We're gonna fall into boris johnson's trap. If we say yes to general election yes that's right for a couple cla reasons so yes. The labor party wants an election but some around the one that boris johnson could say okay. We'll have an election on. Let's say october. The fourteen i think the data that's been mentioned but that event with event changes the date until just after brexit so sort of so brexit what actually happened during an election action campaign and the and the labor party doesn't want that at all and of course some labor politicians have a different problem that problem is jeremy corbyn and night is that they are on the wire. That's if there wasn't election now. The labor party would lose it because mr coleman is polarizing a figure as boris johnson johnson. They are a long long way behind in the opinion polls rob. A lot has to happen just this week because parliament is about to be suspended by the order of the queen on the request of boris johnson. Yes absolutely that's the sort of there. There are two reasons for the sense of urgency urgency number one that parliament is absolutely is about to be suspended for the party conferences and obviously because the government wants to avoid scrutiny over brexit and because of course the the looming deadline of britain leaving on the european union on the thirty first of october and it's worth reminding everybody that look if nothing else happens the default position is that britain leaves the european union at the end of october with all without the deal. I throw something else into help. Everybody understand what on earth is going on. You need to know jeremy that the people who now run the government they either actually believe in brexit all the politicians who think that that very survival depends on brexit being delivered whether or not has sort of bad economic shocks. I'll leave everybody to guess which politicians fall into which category but these people people are deadly deadly serious about brexit and of course there are another group of politicians or deadly deadly serious about stopping no deal and if you ask asked me well how does all this fall out my prediction would be i think m._p.'s will succeed today and beginning the process of trying to rule out and no deal brexit all over the thirty first but what will happen in terms of the showdown over election i simply don't know and so i just urged people to keep listening to you and and into you and me listening to you that's b._b._c.'s political correspondent rob watson at westminster in london rob. Thanks always thank you <music> <music>. There's a hearing in a texas courtroom tomorrow in a case accusing i._b._m. Of age discrimination laying laying off older workers simply because of their age one of a number of similar cases against the i._t. Company last year propublica and mother jones did a deep report concluding thing that i b m has laid off more than twenty thousand workers over forty. That's about sixty percent of the company's job cuts and the reports cited damning quotes from the companies these consulting arms that called older workers grey hairs and old ed's in one lawsuit against ibm. The plaintiffs said company researchers called baby boomers on in collaborative technologically unsophisticated and the plaintiffs claimed that they were shown the door in droves. Peter gosselin was one of the reporters on that story. He's a contributing contributing reporter at propublica peter. Welcome thank you and people might be saying right now. Wait a second. Isn't that against the law. So let's start there isn't that against against the law <hes> over fifty years ago congress passed the age discrimination employment act except for few exceptions like physical qualification. You can't discriminate based on age but what it's hard to prove. It's certainly hard to prove. I think <hes> the way you think about this. In terms of the law is that <hes> any normal person reading about about these what's happened to many of the people i've written about which say that's age discrimination and if the law doesn't make it illegal then that's on the law the law has been <hes> gutted over the last twenty five years and so it's well-nigh impossible to prove age discrimination now well some of the propublica findings that you you were behind about i._b._m. You say i._b._m. Denied older workers information. The law says they need in order to decide whether they've been victims of age bias require required them to sign right away whether they wanted to go to court targeted people for layoffs and firings with techniques that tilted against older workers even when the company rated them high performers immerse the money saving the departures went to hiring young replacements. What were some of the other things that you found in your research that i._b._m. Did i think the big finding here is that when you start trying to figure out how many people are affected you got to look closely at was that retirement really voluntary voluntary and knowing what the law requires retirements to be or was it forced on them be forced. Tell us how we couldn't be <hes> involuntary. It's pretty simple i._b._m. Told people who are <hes> fifty five and older many of their older workers who they decided to <hes> to lay off that they were retiring and many of these people many of the people we talked to said no. I'm not retiring. You're laying me off and ibm said no. You're retiring hiring now. That counts for something because another things if you're retiring you don't get unemployment benefits so <hes> people fought this but not successfully well. We'll get to more of the cases as you say it. You just sits on the important. We're not talking about the elderly here. We're talking about people over forty over fifty that's right. I think one of the reasons is important is that people over forty and fifty but younger than for example. My age of late sixties ineffective stranded. We don't have a lot of social safety nets for people who get laid off when they're fifty years old and many of these people end up being out of work for extremely long times and many of them eat through a lot of the retirement tyrant savings the very things that were expected to have for when we do get to be sixty five so that they're they're kind of stranded in the middle. It makes a mess of people's financial lives and under personal lives but also if you're thirty. Let's say or forty and you're listening to this and thinking well. That's not me will it sort of is in ten years so we want to lay the the groundwork here and go to the case in austin. What are the allegations in that case against i._b._m. <hes> the allegations this is a case in the federal district court in austin austin of top level sales person for one of i._b._m.'s products was told <hes> he was resigning prepatory to retirement and he has said <hes> nothing of the sort of that <hes> he was laid off and the hearing tomorrow is about whether or not <hes> i._b._m. C. go johnny remedy can be deposed on this subject. He you cite in your political reporting many of i._b._m.'s own words from confidential documents and and one for instance talks about the company having a strategy to correct seniority mix meaning. They wanted more millennials than active campaign to get millennials just taking taking i._b._m.'s position for a moment if a company feels that we are a technology company and this is a time of changing technology analogy. We want younger people in who are more comfortable with new technology. What is wrong with that well. Let's let's try to things one. One is this issue of being comfortable technology. There are lots of images that the young are better at technology and they may be about certain kinds of technology and they're not about others so there is the we have to watch assumptions about technological capabilities. One of the things that i showed in we showed in this story is that people who i._b._m. Rated as very competent technologically and in doing their jobs were not protected at all from layoff the fact of their competence and i._b._m.'s own labeling of them as competent wasn't any protection. I'm going to also add that. One of your findings was that older older employees who were being laid off and told that their skills were out of date within almost immediately brought back as contract workers for lower pay. That's right and look the other thing had to say about this is there are ways to <hes> change your workforce. They may be a little slower than <hes> mass layoff <hes> but they are fair and <hes> as is my co author arianna tobin said in another context. Here's the thing about age. It happens to all of us and so that the person who's thirty or thirty five and saying hey. That's not me that as you said before. It's not you've now but it is you in ten years or five years so you should be interested in fairness here because it's going to come back to bite you if you're not wouldn't i._b._m. Say about these accusations. They say they're very proud of their record of diversity and inclusion and in fact i._b._m. Has a long history of particularly on rays of being liberal and being progressive. What's amazing about this is is that if you look at it the one thing that's left out his age <hes> and look robin. Can i just say one other thing about this. You could think that i._b._m. Was a one off but one of the other projects we tackled was to ask the question why i._b._m. One off or is this widespread and there's really strong long evidence that ages commission dumping out fifty year old. There's an older <hes> is very widespread in the american labor market today and the companies. Maybe maybe saying it's because they want fresher thinking they want more and more there. They may be saying more technologically adept people but is it. What about money. Yes look critique against older. People goes something like this. We cost more because of healthcare and were cognitively diminished diminished. There's something to the fact of people cost more of because of healthcare by the way so do women in their thirties who are having children and we would wouldn't want policy that says if you get pregnant you get dumped and as for cognitive <hes> diminishment. I just think we're working with very very old. Notions of what cognitive ability is we're leaving something like thirty years longer than we were. Generation are generated two generations ago. Oh and we are leaving healthy for thirty years longer and so the critique is old. This is personal for you. You were laid off a few years back. It was a startup. Just your personal understanding of what happens. Well look. This is personal to me. I was laid off. I'm a single father of twins ends and i was laid off in the very week. They started college and i thought i'd be out for a couple of weeks. A couple of months. I was out fifteen months which did nothing in pretty to our finances. The perspective of being both older and laid off and having kids were twenty two and just starting out in the labor market and facing using a world a decade of internships and one year contract gigs is that you get a perspective of what's happening at both ends of the age age spectrum in this united states labor market and what you're watching the fraying of the employer employee relationship which we've counted on to keep the society together certainly during the postwar period well h- just real brief peter gosling i mean is this a time that has passed. I mean one of the things you right about. Propublica is all the ibm are said to you this we were in for life. This is what we thought but is that a delusion. Now i mean that's just not the way the workforce works anymore. It's not the way the workforce works right now. As a society we have to ask if we wanna have this other other different way of <hes> of working where it is all a transactional. It is all temporary. It's all side hustles and i. I think that the answer is if we really imagined what it would be like to have that kind of world. We wouldn't want that kind of world and we wouldn't afford that. What kind of world because one of the things that means is that you can't depend on the employer so you're gonna have to depend on government programs to give people the tide me over to get between one gig jig and the next gig and i don't think we're ready to do that. Well you remind us of the other thing that happens when again we're not talking about the elderly when forty fifty year olds <unk> are laid off that's exactly when they are putting kids through college and exactly when they need that income the most and exactly when they're saving for what they're now told is their responsibility which is to finance their own retirements and refinance retirements that are much longer because we're living longer <hes> so i think one of the most tragic things we found in the story is that people just went zooming through their retirement savings <hes> to just try to keep the kids in college and them with food and a a roof over their head. Peter gosling contributing reporter at propublica senior fellow at hunter college is brookdale center on aging peter. Thank you so much thank you and we asked ibm for a statement they told us i._b._m. Makes its employment decisions based on skills not age and invest in skills and retraining to make all of a successful in this new era of technology so thoughts. Have you seen hey discrimination. Firsthand may be legal but do you think it's fair. In february twenty seventeen seventeen the american meteor society got hundreds of reports from people across illinois and wisconsin of a green streak blazing across the sky. It was a meteorite right careening into lake michigan and ever since scientists have been looking for its remains in the bottom of lake. One of them is mark hammerton. Astronomer at chicago's adler planetarium chief scientists on the aquarius project emission defined this meteorite mark. Why are you looking for this. Meteorite in particular will meteorites number number. One in general are scientifically interesting. They contain remnants of the formation of our solar system. We can't get that information anywhere else so in general they're interesting this one in particular we have video out of evidence from several different angles which allowed me to reconstruct the orbit orbit of this meteorite. That's only been done for a couple dozen meteorites. Do you have any sense of how big it would be. If you were to find it well all the pieces are probably very small and larger pieces. Maybe the size of a fist will be scattered few and far between so really really focusing on finding the smaller pieces uses piece is maybe penny size in the bottom of lake michigan in the bottom of lake michigan two hundred feet down. How in the world do you <unk> even think about doing that well. At first we thought maybe we could send down remotely operated vehicle. You know something with cameras and go hunt around but you know running through the numbers. Even the small pieces are going to be scattered very far apart so that didn't sound like a good option and then we just kinda started brainstorming and thought well i'm he we could send down a magnetic sled the vast majority of meteorites contain little bits of iron and so they respond to magnets so that's how the idea of the aquarius project meteorites led was born. What are you hoping to learn once you find it if you find it well. There are a couple of different things number. One is just studying how meteorites weather underwater and just proving the concept that this is a way to recover meteorites world is covered with you know three quarters of its surface with oceans so if we can find meteorites underwater then that opens up a new realm of discovery and regardless of whether you find pieces of this meteorite under lake michigan you also are hoping to learn a little bit about the lake because we actually know surprisingly little about the bottom of lake michigan yeah it was that was a big surprise to us. When we started this project we figured things would be mapped out in great detail and we'd know what the bottom some of the lake look like whether it was smooth sediments or rocky but it turns out that that was unknown especially in this area so when we first sent down the sled and in had a camera attached to it this was terra incognita and we saw what really surprised a surprise marine biologist was pretty much every free inch of the surface or the the sediments there was carpeted with muscles and every every place that we sent down the sled we saw the same kind of thing thing invasive quad muscles will maybe there munching on some media right now you know they may very they like sticking onto things so sometimes sometimes we pick up little bits of metal little bits of magnetic stone with muscles attached to them that mark cameron who is an astronomer at chicago's adler planetarium chief scientists on this aquarius project which is looking underneath lake michigan for pieces of a meteorite that went down there in two thousand seventeen mark good luck and thanks so much for joining us thank you so much could be here <music> according to recent reporting for all the talk of russian espionage. It's chinese spies who are on the offensive actively trying to recruit americans as agents. The chinese government has long tried to interfere in u._s. Affairs most famously in the nineteen ninety-six presidential election when operatives produce tried to infiltrate the democratic national committee with donations of laundered money but since then some say the u._s. has led its guard down and chinese tactics have changed since two thousand seventeen. The department of justice has brought at least a dozen cases against americans accused of spying for china in may kevin mallory of former c._i._a. C._i._a. Officer was sentenced to twenty years for selling china u._s. State secrets and he was recruited on linked in our next guest was as well l. but it didn't work jonas pirlo plus. Ner is a former danish diplomat. He's in copenhagen jonas. Welcome thank you thank you on the show also fellow fellow at the hudson institute the conservative think tank and have written a fascinating report about chinese espionage. We'll get to that but take us back twenty eleven a woman supposedly named grace wu approach to on lincoln as business people do. She said she was with a head hundred company. In china you do the usual back and forth with her but then on a trip. You'd already planned to beijing you. Were supposed to meet with her. When three men walk in the room there's no grace wu. What did they say to you. Tell us about that well that that meeting was auden was already a couple of days leading up to the meeting a bit conspicuous. I was interested in meeting state owned companies that was part of my research at that time on on change chinese affairs and being cagey about who was actually then i was going to meet and these three men did quite unusual off to meeting by not giving business college which just other allies sort of the the whole ritual in chinese meeting so it's almost like in a western meeting if you showed up half naked <hes> so that was really sort of art and then started this long spiel about how my articles to that i'd written on china where important it was important with people who understood china really well and then they came to a point where we would like to sort of support your research and i was playing dumb until oh you mean my think tank where i was affiliated research because we do have sort of <hes> affiliations with and they're like no no it's used specifically and as i oh i can see where this is turning they. They want to give you money. They wanted to lure you in as you started to realize of course she declined but what what were you realizing. What were you thinking well yeah yeah. I was thinking that these are the things i worked with so this was seeing it in practice and how the chinese system sort of use as many different sort of concrete it's not it's actually is <unk> as you mentioned. Indian tro is one thing and that should of course be dealt with sort of through counter-espionage but it's also much phenomenon that the chinese tried to use linked and in many other means to gain influence in the west and basically pass their messages. I didn't follow it up so i mean it could have been that they want it. Classically if you're not you could also the band just wanted me to be a so to speak friend of china that would publish <hes> nice things about china which is really important for china and for the for the communist party in china to to sort of get positive news stories out about china. We see it right now with hong kong and everything that's happening. There were chinese state driven media have paid ads. That's on social media to get their version of of what's happening with the democracy protests out well and as you already knew because this is your field you're not alone there thousands of attempts to contact people on lincoln by the chinese or to contact americans in person we reba linguists at a military base. She took a taxi not to work every day. There was a very nice chinese driver who was friendly to her litter practice or chinese than he started asking questions. He was later arrested as part part of a chinese spy ring in california. <hes> you say the chinese are building these long relationships as opposed to the russians who who make quick hits. This is the so-called chinese united front. There are things like the confucius institute caesar schools teaching language but really influencing the page articles in american media mental look like real news but actually propaganda and they also wanna co up chinese communities and other countries and here's it's important note that you are not talking about all chinese. You say that the mainland chinese have been targeting the chinese in the u._s. No that's great. I think it's really important jordan. Well you outlined quite well. Many of sort of things where we see chinese interference and influence operations and you know some of it is out in the open when china daily <hes> state-driven newspaper buys an ad in u._s. newspaper i mean. I don't think it should happen but it's still out there. In the open. The problem is really when the things are also covered art or or of course illegal so when you for example have a confucius institute that technically only supposed to be doing language education but then you see that they gradually gradually sort of stifled academic freedom at the broader university institution where they're embedded by trying to sort of influence whether chinese human rights defenders tip returns turns even at allama could visit university so it's deeds type of effect zero basically sort of more covered and whether change academic freedom freedom of speech inside our all countries and that's also the real danger for <hes> chinese american communities and and other chinese diaspora communities is that the chinese communist communist party through this united front has an effect inside their communities for example chinese american journalists whose wife was then subsequently disappeared in in china and later did a video on youtube where she denounced her husband's work clearly on to dress and that's the type of things where you're basically see the chinese each communist party using the open access. There is in the u._s. and western society system to to exploit that yeah well and you you say this so-called so-called united front has been more successful in australia for instance where there are loose campaign finance laws <hes> you could just very very briefly remind us what happened there. Yeah australia became really sort of the poster. Example of china's united front work over the whole sort of spectrum on the political side. It basically meant that sort of chinese he's front companies were <hes> funding particularly the labor party but actually both main parties in australia and when it all got sort of blown up was when an ustralian senator was speaking about design china sea with speaking points clearly sort of written in beijing and everybody else should keep out at the south china sea and something that it sounded completely off on australian politician to say and then suddenly these links including financial to him personally as well we're discovered and and that sort of started starter a bigger investigation australia into this and actually a change of laws post on campaign finance and the way sort of foreign agents can work inside australia and you point to a lot of solutions including there being a more investigations more awareness on the part of the press in particular <hes> willing link people to your writing at here now dot org but that said how worried should americans be. We hear of your own experience. You are chinese expert. If you get roped it into a meeting with the chinese who might want to co opt you what chance to other people have but on the other hand people might say well. The u._s. has spies as well but then on the the other other hand ross the middle of a trade war with china. So how would you characterize this particular moment when it comes to what you've laid out in the chinese trying to insinuate themselves into an american politics i think people in all sectors need to be probably much more vigilant than than we have been so i mean there's been a lot of <hes> look at china in prison of businesses business and this is mainly a good sorta making money opportunity and to some extent it was and missile is bought increasingly. There's also the realization that the chinese <hes> communist party which has gone in a or tutoring direction over the last decade particularly on the sheeting pink also uses different means to sort of influence in western democracies and that's where we have to be aware of that so we don't have of course paint suddenly all chinese has potential spies but we just have to be sort of slightly more vigilant that the chinese don't want on stealing trade secrets and military secrets as well well it's. I'm glad you mentioned that because you know that is a question. How do you keep this turning into a slippery slope. Mccarthy like witch hunt <hes> with the fear of the chinese. That's worth think you should start from the sort of civil rights approach of saying well. They're actually chinese-american instead of subjected as the example. I mentioned earlier with chinese american journalist who wife then had to denounce him in in china so there are people that come to the the u._s. because of the protection because it's a freedom that's in the u._s. And actually realized that the chinese communist party have a lot of <hes> stooges and people that are loyal to them also inside the u._s. So i think clamp down on that part and then of course be still open to <hes> general chinese students and collaboration ration- other areas as you right the the chinese diaspora needs to be protected around the world from the mainland communist chinese party that has been targeting them jonas pirlo pleasant former danish diplomat who the chinese attempted to recruit back in two thousand eleven. It did not work <hes> jonas. Thanks so much for speaking speaking to us about this. Thank you robin. <music> in one of the nice things about summer coming to a close is that it is tomato season so here in arizona chef. Kathy guns is here with some delicious looking tomato dishes. Hi cathy there and this is the time of year when you can find all kinds of different tomatoes. They're delicious. There are so many tomatoes right right now. My garden just keeps producing them to the point where i'm like. Hey i need a break. I need a break but i've just been roasting sauce and making soups and making sandwiches sandwiches and let's just dive right in <hes> making soups. I'm sorry i'm busy. I'm tweeting out a picture of this so that people people when they hear that at main cook because here is just flocked to the radio here now dot org got the pictures what we're talking about here kathy but you've got up tomato soup. This is a really lovely soup. It's a tomato and leek soup sup- excuse me and drizzled in a basil cream and what i did was i heated up just a tiny bit of heavy cream with lots of fresh basil because because that is all being harvested right now to and let it steep into the cream and then strain it so it just looks like cream but it's got this wonderful basil flavor in it and the soup is very straightforward and honestly the best thing about it is you can use all the beautiful tomatoes that are in season right now and you can freeze his soup very successfully for months one of the things i'm not seeing in the soup as opposed to my sue yes. I'm not seeing the skin floating around here. Yes we're doing. I'll tell you what what i did. This is this is a fussy step but very simple you get a pot of water boiling and then you get a bowl of ice cold water. You drop the tomatoes into the boiling rolling water count to ten fifteen seconds. Maybe thirty take them out. Put them right into the ice cold water and the ice water shocks the peel and it kind of starts to come off off on its own and then you pull it out and it's very it's a great trick works really easy and then you just chop those tomatoes and you can use them then for sauce but sup- specifically no peels each just shocks appeal sounds like the name of a band shock the baby what about what about this is that you've got right here. It's a tomato peach on toast it. Is i call it tar teen. You could call it an open face sandwich. <hes> i get really a little bit blue during these times when summer is fading but this open face sandwich makes me so happy it's the end of the summer peaches and plums and tomato nato so i took soft goat cheese could use a soft fed and added time and rosemary and basil chopped into it spread it on a piece of in this case brioche toast and then i put thin thin slices of tomato peach plum tomato peach plum and it is one of the prettiest things that you will see isn't talk about about that well the colors i mean it's it's peaches and plums and tomatoes and it's just the brilliant yellows and reds that regular. He's a plum. That's a regularly but a locally grown plums so it wasn't shipped across the country and it's just dripping with juice and it's everything that's good about this this season and it makes you really think that you're still in the summer because feels like a summer dash. I'm one of those girls that holds onto summer as long as she i'm. I'm out there swimming until it's snowing well. You've got a pasta here too. You could take this into the winter. I love tomatoes and pasta. 'cause you can do anything well this. This is a wonderful dish because it uses tomatoes in different ways. I have just an onslaught of cherry tomatoes right now. Yellow ones dark red ones bright red ones and what i do is i roast them at a very low temperature for a while until they get just softened. They don't split split open but they almost become candy like this is such a great <hes> technique particularly for kids that say they don't like tomatoes because it's like eating handy handy. They're so sweet and i roasted with a whole head of garlic. I squeeze the garlic out so you have the roasted cherry tomatoes garlic then you boy linguini whatever type of pasta pasta you like and then i chopped fresh tomatoes in as well so you get the tomatoes in two different ways you get the raw juicy fresh and you get these sweet bursting bing cherry tomatoes and of course there's basil and toasted pine nuns buttery buttery. How long does it take to put this together is less than thirty minutes for a real and if you wanted to do it on a week night in new pre roasted the tomatoes and garlic you can put it together in the time it takes to boil pasta and my favorite things you could put pesto in it. You could put go cheese crumbles in it. Listen to rob running away with my recipe improvise improvise. What what do you look for. Kathy and i know that we've talked about this before. It's you don't always have the best selection especially at the supermarket of tomatoes. You like farmers markets or your own garden. I what do you look look for. When you're when you're going to look for a perfect well i look for a tomato that has a bright color whether it's green or pink or red but that it's not just a blush lush of color because usually it's not right. It should feel heavy in your hand and if you're shopping for tomatoes at a supermarket this time of year. You're probably probably making a mistake because the farmers markets are so full of them. I also wanna say my famous roasted tomato sauce room roasted putin esco which has anchovies anchovies and olives go to the farmer's market and ask for seconds these of the slightly bruce tomatoes perfect for making sauce and sheep and i'll say say one thing the famous julia child once told me do not put tomatoes in refrigerator here bruins that esta absolutely chilean new tomatoes refrigerator or no no okay. We've got all these recipes pictures at here now dot org during a resident chef kathy guns. Thanks as always thank you. <music> jeremy hobson around us is here now <music>.
Introducing: Meet Cute
"When you're between episodes of medical mysteries, you should check out another great podcast called meet cute. It isn't a podcast show, but if you're looking for mysteries, that will always have a happy ending meet cute is perfect for you. Meet our short-form audio romantic comedies that can take the listener from meet cute to happily ever after in fifteen minutes. They take place in a variety of settings with regular people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, and because everyone needs a good love story. I'm going to play you a recent episode. If you like what you hear, search for, meet cute to listen to more episodes. Their. Own Yourself either dock master in a manner of speaking I am the king of this dog, and can resupply here sure thing. Now me type the boat. The Rope Oh. Let me just stretched muscles here. Jordan or do you need us? All right. Let's get you set up. What do you need fresh water? You can spare it. Owes is right over. There need gas. It's a sailboat. Or wondering if you wanted to set it on fire. Never thought I'd see the day where a dock master couldn't recognize a sailboat. I'd like to let my job define me and can't on the clock here throughout my clock years ago at least I think it was years ago throughout my calendar to you're wearing watch. But hasn't told Time in twenty years at least. Still Right twice a day. That I'd ever know it. Now! Let's get you in a rush. I'm trying to beat the record for circumnavigating Lake Michigan and a sailboat. Now. Why in Hell would you wanted? Complicate your life trying to set records when you could be sitting down and drinking beer. Take a second. Have you ever seen just how lovely the lake looks from sitting position. You know what they say. No to waves are the same. Pretty sure that's now flanks. They've got a better PR team. The waves of Lake Michigan. Beautiful than any snowstorm. I appreciate your Worldview, but I'm sailing charity. I'm raising awareness of mental health issues. By doing something crazy. How far is this trippy? Yours eight hundred miles down. You know the circumference of the LAKER DOC is parked on knowing how big the world is doesn't matter when all you WanNa. Do is sit still so that's all you do. Sit here on your dock and drink beer. Can't leave kingdom. What would my subjects do without me? Jeremy. Avenue unscreened does a goose crap on the shore? What do you prefer in terms of SPF maybe some oxide for your nose, Aloe for the burn on your shoulders. Larry Year Lakeside? Convenience Store Maryann. I'll take whatever strongest. Thanks sunscreen fell overboard back. Mak Island. Felt like a hot dog out there. Whether last few days, probably steamed your buns. That's one way to put it. You mind if I sit under your umbrella. All this talk sitting. Would be nice for the world to stay still dark for a minute or two. Came to the right kingdom, what a beer is! A gun is not just a poor man's Kovic, yeah, well I guess I'll take a beer. So where'd you start this sailing voyage of yours I'm guessing Chicago at you now. You've got city muscles. What the Hell does that mean? Jim Muscles slightly over toned and smelling of techno music. You probably take spin classes. You're one to talk about muscles. They get winded changing channels woman after my enlarged heart. People around here way too nice before you steal our car. They ask if they can fill up the tank maddening. Nice to have some wit around cheers. Tell me about your trip so far. Started out of Chicago ten days ago. Wins have been good until today was planning to resupply a bit of the shore, but was no way. Make It. Had to paddle to make it to the shores of your kingdom. Don't need a play by play. Just wondering why you went on this voyage in the first place. Tell you charity? No one does something like this for charity and my brother Schizophrenia. Damn. You really are doing this for mental health. I'm sorry I didn't mean to. Be Insensitive. It's. Fine. Had it since he was a teenager. At least that's when he was diagnosed. Been in and out of mental hospitals. Things have been a little rougher since our parents died. A few months ago, he stayed with me and he set my condo on fire. He okay. He was fine. Lost my security deposit. Hardest part was that time it was me who committed him instead of our parents. Might just be the perfect definition of what it means to be an adult. Life fines all kinds of ways to break your heart. Anyway. Conjecture the guilt, so I bought about took sailing lessons. Raise some money and plan this trip. I'm impressed. Ben through the ringer and created something good out of it I'll cheers to that. except I'm not GonNa make it wanted to break eleven days, but the wind quit on me. The way, it looks now be lucky to finish three weeks. If my arms hold up from paddling. Well. You're welcome to stay at Dhaka's long as you need thanks. Honored to be your subject. Say if you're not going anywhere one a hike, see what wonders dry land has to offer you hike been known to step over a few rocks in my day. Share. Fine! The Wind Ain't move neither my. Great. Let me just tell my other subjects that I'll be back in a bit. That should keep them cool. How'd you like sand dunes not quite as glamorous as spin class, and there's no techno music, but added gang can handle it. Say hello to the sand dunes of southern Michigan. Hiking in his hand. Definitely for your glitz. Is that code for you checking out the. Vessel. Flatter yourself I see cage then legs. Win. Stopped trying to get into my pants. Climb up here and take a look. Wow It's beautiful. I like to think about the ancient oceans. That were here a billion years ago covering all of this. Look at how the dunes and the lake blend together perfectly same shape to forms. Dunes are. Just slower waves. And the King Dacas deep. A billion years ago, none of this was here and a billion years from now it's all going to look completely different. Puts things in perspective I think. My mind, it's all about the undulating nature of matter now you're just showing off. Just plagiarizing from Netflix's documentary and you were doing so well. How almost expected the next line to be something about romance? Hey Watch those clouds. One of them just moved, an inch might just get your wind yet. Just. Sometimes I look at clouds'll those and think that's how my brother's mind works? So. There's wind up there in the clouds, and it's different than the wind down here. My brothers. Wind is different than most. Way His mind works seems a logical because he doesn't have the same wind blowing through them. Wow! That's actually really beautiful. But alone for the last week, and a half lots of time to think while sailing around chasing wind. I know the feeling. Clouds. Look angry like it's about to rain. Let's run really afraid of getting. West you live on a dock. Not The RAYNHAM worried about. That's right. Let's hop into these woods. I know a place where we can shelter. Nice gave. You bring all your dates here. I wish not every day that women wash up on my doc. was hoping he'd have some Netflix's philosophy share. No more pontificating for me although I will say that caves are not unlike those dunes out there here we go there forums by water. In a way, everything is a byproduct of those ancient oceans Larry. You have to watch something else on TV. Maybe when we get back. Do you WANNA. Kill time before then. Got An idea. That was really refreshing. Thanks Pretty Amazing Kizer. Event, the rain jerk. Oh right right that to. That cave in the sound of the rain, but that wasn't already your prime date spot I think it should be. To. Keep an eye out for more. What did you call it a sailboat? How you can call yourself the king of the DOC I'll never. Sorry we can only make out only thing. I need to be intimate with right now as a shower. You are dirty girl. Excuse me. y'All I. Mean you're really filthy from the boat. Sailing and boat stuff not making this better am i. Let's just pretend you never learn to speak. Oh, even after my speech about the oceans. That might be a little tough because I wanted to tell you something wait. You feel that. Feel what wind? It's blowing you sure. An exhaust fan somewhere. Incredible I could go finish my trip yeah. It's great, absolutely fantastic news. Don't pout Larry. You knew I wasn't gonNA. Stay sure of course I knew that. Didn't help at all that there'd be no wind, and you'd end up staying as Queen of the doc come on, sooner goes, I can come back to visit. Helped me get these water jugs felt. Good as I said hoses over there. Larry Come. You WanNa. Leave leave no one stopping you. Why are you acting like this? Only here until the wind picked up a pit, stop well I. Don't need a Weatherman to know which way the wind blows. That doesn't even make sense I told you I've been training and planning this trip for over a year. We just met today. I've got a whole life out there. I can't just drop it. Listen. I know how this goes all right. You'll finish your trip. Get back to the city and you'll forget about the small town goofball. I'll just be a story. You can laugh about with your friends. This guy who called himself king dock and watch too many documentaries. Don't be a jerk. This isn't about you. It's about my brother. It's about me. I'm never gonNA. See you again. Is that what you're doing, seriously picking a fight, so if we never see each other again, you can say you were right. Larry Grow Up. It was great to meet you, but with this wind I'm only two days of sailing away from reaching my goal. Then Go. Let's not leave it like this, please. I'm not the one leaving. You are impossible. Look before I go. Can you just tell me why you're being such? A Childish Jackass I'm scared. Okay? Love hasn't exactly worked out for me. Does this look like the body of a married man is exactly what it looks like actually fair point. Do you really think you're the only one who scared? What did this whole journey because I feel like the master of my universe? Newsflash Larry. We're all terrified strangely enough. That's comforting listen. I like you and. I don't want you to go. It's like my heart is one of those ancient oceans something that I've always had to guess that and theorize about then you show up and I start to see its exact outlines I know this is cheesy, but it's like you're the water and I'm the dunes on the shoreline I'm the cave. Larry. This last year has been all about my brother. Visiting him in the Psych Ward. I see him wearing those gripper socks and think. I'm the one that put him in here. This winless day was a blessing in disguise. You're the first good thing to happen to me this year. And I'm glad I met you. But. I need to finish this. For Him. From me! As you should. I'm. Sorry for being a spoiled prince, instead of a manly king. Happens to the best of us. Watch a documentary about the royal family sometime. All attitude the Q.. Marianne I need to see you again. I'm selling to Chicago. Not Tahiti two days tops, but this win then I'm going to take a shower for a week. Check into work, and then they'll just steal a car and hang out with you for a weekend. Get Him to fill up the tank before you steal it I. Don't think it quite works like that in Chicago. Well there's no use dawdling then. Let's get you on your way while you still have the wind a hope you launch. Thanks Larry. And that rope. Our anchor. Have a truck. Right no reason to steal a car though I do appreciate you becoming a jailbird for me. I did not you know treks better than you now, but It's just getting the hang of it. I heard a rumor that the roads go both ways you. Might even beat home to Chicago. But, your kingdom your subjects. They have no idea how much better their lives will be with queen sitting next to their king. To hear more episodes search meet cute on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
The Great Peshtigo Fire
"The greatest fire in American history in terms of loss of life occurred in the town of Peshmerga Wisconsin in eighteen seventy one. Most people haven't heard of it and even people who live in the region today aren't aware of the disaster which happened in their own backyard one hundred and fifty years later there speculation that the cause of the fire might have come from a highly unusual source and some data from other fires might help solve the mystery. Learn more by the deadliest fire in American history and it's possible cause on this episode of everything everywhere daily. This episode is sponsored by fluent in three months. Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language and do so quickly, my friend Benny Lewis over at fluent in three months might be able to help Benny is spent over a decade language learning around the world. His techniques have helped tens of thousands of people learn the languages they want to learn quickly through both his online courses and his language. Hacking guides I've personally met many many places all over the globe, and if seen his language skills and action, he doesn't talk the talk. He walks the walk when it comes to language learning and I'm sure he'll be able to help you to to sign up for his free speaking of week email course just go to fluent in three months, dot com or click on the link in the show notes. It is astonishing that so few people know about one of the greatest disasters in American history yet. It's true. Pesha goes a small community that is situated in northern Wisconsin near the border with Michigan in about six miles from the shore of Lake Michigan as of the eighteen seventy cents, the town had a population of seventeen, hundred, forty, nine people. On the day of the fire area had been suffering from hot and dry conditions in the preceding weeks, and on that day colder temperatures and high winds came into the area. It's difficult to give a description of what happened because there were so few survivors to tell the tale. What we do know is that between twelve hundred and twenty, five, hundred people were killed in the fire. The fire was so hot that it became a firestorm. A firestorm is a fire that burned so hot that the updraft of the heat creates its own self sustaining winds. It was estimated that the temperatures in the Chicago fire might have reached two thousand degrees Fahrenheit or eleven hundred degree Celsius with winds as high as a hundred and ten miles per hour or one, hundred, seventy, seven kilometers per hour. The fire sparked a fire whirl, which is basically a tornado made a fire was so strong that it tossed rail cars and houses into the air. If you've seen footage from recent wildfires in California or Australia as horrible as they were, they were not firestorms. firestorms were known to occur after the bombing of cities in World War Two such as Dresden Hamburg in Tokyo, and after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People had to survive by jumping into the river or into wells in some of them even drowned. Over three hundred people in Pashto had to be buried in a mass grave because there weren't enough survivors to identify them and many people who live further outside of town may have been burned so completely that their bodies were never discovered. News of the tragedy didn't reach the rest of the world for several days because the Telegraph cables going out of Green Bay Wisconsin were destroyed. The total damage from the fire scorched area fifty percent larger than the state of Rhode Island. However this is not the only fire I want to talk about. Another fire also happened in. Wisconsin not far from the Peshmerga fire. This one occurred across the Green Bay in the southern part of Wisconsin's door peninsula the fire also occurred in eighteen seventy one and thankfully wasn't as destructive as the fire and ago the area of the fire wasn't highly populated and the fire missed the village of sturgeon. Bay. There was yet another fire in eighteen seventy one this time across Lake Michigan that was known as the Great Michigan Fire. This was a collection of forest fires that affected the town of Holland, and Matt's any all located on the eastern shore of the Great Lake. The fire wasn't as deadly as the PepsiCo fire but several hundred people died and several small town totally destroyed. The total number of deaths is unknown because there were thousands of lumberjacks in the forest at the time and no one knows how many were there or how many died. Yet there's another fire from eighteen seventy one that needs to be mentioned. This was the Port Huron fire. Port here on is on the opposite side of the State of Michigan near the Canadian border along Lake Huron, the towns of White Rock, Port Huron Michigan were heavily damaged, and it's estimated that fifty people died in this fire. And there's one last fire from eighteen seventy one that needs to be discussed the Great Chicago Fire. If there's one disaster from this list, you've probably heard of it's this one legend has it that the fire was started by Mrs O'Leary's cow kicking over a lantern however, this is really nothing more than anti scapegoating from the period. In fact, in eighteen, ninety, three, a reporter from the Chicago Tribune admitted that the story was a total fabrication, the Fire Leftover One, hundred, thousand people homeless and killed over three hundred people in a city with a population at the time of only three, hundred thousand. Fire, basically cautious to be completely rebuilt and was the cause for the creation of the strictest fire codes in the country led by Frederick Law Homestead. What do all four of these midwestern fires from eighteen seventy one have in common? Is there some sort of thread that ties them altogether? The answer is yes, and it's a pretty big thread. You see these fires didn't just happen in eighteen, seventy, one, they all took place on the same night. October eighth eighteen, seventy one. Several of the largest fires in US history, all took place in the same evening in the same geographical area around the Great Lakes. Either this is one heck of a coincidence or there was something which caused such a massive fires separated by hundreds of miles. One of the theories that has been put forward is that there was a single cause of all the fires in the cause was extraterrestrial in origin. On October eighth eighteen, seventy one fragments of a comet or meteor broke up and rain down upon the Midwest around lake. Michigan. This certainly isn't impossible. Comets often have frozen the flammable materials in them, including methane and acetylene with the high heat created from entry into the atmosphere plus being put into contact with oxygen. There would be a potential for fire add to this the conditions that were in the area in the days leading up to the fire, and it's certainly plausible. In fact, a particular common bleeds comet has been identified as the possible culprit. Recent video evidence from Russia of meteors that have hit. The Earth have shown massive fireballs that are burning all the way until they have contact with the ground. Would also be consistent with some of the eyewitness accounts which would describe fire raining from the sky and entire blocks igniting at once. There is little direct evidence of any sort of fire the sky nor should we expect to find any after one hundred and fifty years? However, what happened on October eighth eighteen seventy one are consistent with it not only being one of greatest disasters in American history, but perhaps the first such disaster to have come from space. Executive producer of everything everywhere daily is James. McCulloch special. Thanks to everyone who supports the show over on patron. Please remember to leave a review over on apple podcasts. Even a simple review can really help the show get discovered in the Sea of other podcasts that are out there.
CBS 2 News PM Update 081720
"I'm Erica sergeant hear the stories making news at this hour big headlines. In Jesse, Small Lead Investigation Special Prosecutor just announced Cook. County state's attorney Kim Fox's office mishandled the case. The report says the office abused its discretion but did nothing criminal Fox dropped charges against the former empire actor last year only to have him charged again with staging a racist and homophobic attack the body of a missing teen has been found in Lake Michigan. The teen was with some friends yesterday when they started to struggle in strong rip currents four of the made it out. But the teen never surfaced his body was found this morning near the Portage River Walk Break Wall in Indiana. The Chicago bears are back at it. They practiced in pads for the first time today. The first game is the middle of next month against the Detroit lions and turning to the weather cloudy skies tonight, temperatures remain in the seventies tomorrow sunny and seventy three join us on CBS to or CBO Chicago. Dot Com for news updates around the clock. I'm Erica surgeon.
One of the Most Remote Places in the U.S.
"In wisconsin. Quite like this. A finger of land surrounded by water that remains one of the most remote and beautiful places in the nation. It's called the door peninsula and stretches out eighty two miles northeast from Green Bay. Like, the jaded blade of a knife. We drink right up to the Michigan border. Once ships carrying Wisconsin timber had to travel all the way around the peninsula to bring that timber deports like Chicago, Detroit. It was such a dangerous passage. It was known as death's door, which was how the door peninsula got its name. Over the centuries. Hundreds of vessels shift wrecked in these Scholefield waters. But in the eighteen seventies businessman, Doug and giant canal across the door peninsula to shorten the route to Green Bay from Lake Michigan. Today. It's managed by the army corps of engineers at his home to one of the last. Great industries still in operation on the Great Lakes. The bay shipbuilding company in the town of sturgeon bay. Gear highly skilled Trues kept busy repairing and building. Vessels of all sizes. When their shifts end the workers head home to life in one of the most idyllic spots in the US. Edged by a rocky and weatherbeaten coastline on three sides the door. Peninsula seems magically removed from the rest of the world. Dinning to less than two miles at its northern tip. It's full of old farms wineries and golden fields of wheat. But the threats to ships on Lake Michigan are still very real. Which is why the peninsula is home to a magnificent collection of historic lighthouses eleven and all their strong like bright pearls around its neck. One of the most dramatic is this one. The Qena island. Lighthouse soars over the eastern side of the peninsula, and is one of the most recognized landmarks and all of Wisconsin. First lit in eighteen seventy Qena island light still serves as a navigational aid, though. It's anti glass lens is now automated and computer controlled.
Full Spectrum Cycling Podcast #16 Talking Touring With Jeff
"Ladies and gentlemen. You know at that. Catchy riff means I just got a little dizzy dancing to my must be seven PM on every other Wednesday time for the full spectrum cycling podcast with J. Hello Donny Berger. How's it going? Tony and today special guest, Jeff is in the studio to talk about touring stuff in a little bit. Welcome Geoff, a whole going well got some weather out there that finally looks like cycling weathered only follow. Oh. The natives have been bringing in their hairs and some bikes have been going out the door and nothing gets job done better than the last minute. That's for. So what happened since the last show seems like something must have happened. But it'd be darned, if I know what it is. Now, just some random rides random cycling, trying to find ends truck trying to find Owen not finding own. I saw some guy build up a twenty nine plus in wrote it around quite a bit. Nice L while L built it. Oh me. And Greg wrote it, I've ILD, most of it did dish the wheel nice for me that would be able app. House are in shop repair guru. If you've need your stuff fixed here. Everyday cycle shop. He'll probably have a hand in it just road by the old bike fixer recipes. Now all the al-sane. Yeah. Yeah. On the Dory, check yesterday to just to make sure it's there if it was funny. I heard reference, but I had no idea. But until that dude walked in Lascaux, if you have a chance to watch him work. He's impressive guys really knows his way around a bike, that's for sure. So since a lot of our rides are beer, fueled birth world. It only makes sense that our shows beer, fueled. Yes. Tony brought a new beer today. We'll wolf pup session IP from golden road brewing. I do not know said brewery, Cindy ago, Santiago. Jewess Anglia's tirec Nuys this. It's sandiego. I must apologize. They forgot the meat I was going to bring in some Lon Jagger's in some scorpion pepper jerky. And I got halfway here on foot. Around the lateral mission already. I know it'd be endorsed. I'd be intrigued as hell. But I know I would pay a lesson, do not do not apologize for not bringing beef jerky. It's we can always say anything at all. You're better off, you probably right there at Brezhnev's, but I did mentioned, it yesterday that I would we can always foundation after we will go to phone days there. I was there Monday night and enough to jerky, delicious, even mile of my wife had some, and she's not much of a jerky fan and she's like this is really good. Just the note when you're too, or biking, drinking, beer and eating jerky. Make sure you're the lead. The wind exact Renate wind. That's a good philosophy. Yeah. So the whole point of this show today, basically, is that Jeff has joined us to talk a little bit about touring. He's done eleven cross country trips and numerous up and down and back and forth ones and is going on his twelfth across the continent trip coming up in June, and we wanted just to get his views on touring and on that note he's going to be here in the store, three weeks, from today, which is Wednesday, not Friday when you're listening to this, June fifth, he's going to do a demo of what he takes on a touring ride. And how what is philosophy is and stuff like that might getting philosophy a little today? But right. It would be a good opportunity for you to see somebody who's been there and done that. And what they take and why they take what they take, and it'll be a good thing, June fifth seven PM. Rear blast? Everyday cycle. Shop, Milwaukee, Wisconsin should we states? Mirka USA. Israel's create a Facebook event for the service at probably not a bad idea, probably ought to do that. Beautiful river west, Wisconsin. And if, if any freaks wanna call in, we still have that call in number number again seven seven seven seven two or five three seven one seven seven two seven bike. We were like Ellison chains within harmony right? Lanes, the dead guy, right? Crosby Stills Nash and young real quick. Just getting. I know I can't sound like him but I can't be I would like to be young electric guitar electric car lecture cargo tar. He's gotta he's built. He has the largest gas car built he made into a an electric car. Yeah. We're at something about it's pretty awesome. You also Lyonel trains, which I think is pretty unmarried Jerrell heaven. Yeah. Yes. Secretly. Right. Right. And she has legs now. Right. She doesn't have the fin anymore. Yeah. Is it run on nine volt the right? She actually really funny fact. That runs on biodiesel purchased from a buddy of mine out in Colorado, the name of chars- Ford. Right. I'm fun facts. Facts facts? So let's, let's get Jeff in the conversation here, and I met Jeff quite a while back and talked about, touring a bit, and wanted to get him in the store here. We're we've got him on the Mike today. So welcome Geoff. She just give folks a little bit of a rundown on your experience. And why we should listen to you about touring on your bicycle, which, by the way, tell them, what kind of bike, you got even well my riding my, my main Steed for this is owned nine cannon wail, t one canny wail made these specifically for touring their little elongated the maverick wheels on 'em. Have six extra. Spokes in the back came right from Cana whale this way for extra in the front because of course when you tour, you are carrying a lot more weight than you normally would. And yeah, it's a real comfortable ride. It's got tomato Alta GRA. It's a twenty. What is it not to thirty speed and I gotta gotta granny gear in it because you know most of the people I tour. I'm in my mid fifties. Now and a lot of times, I take college students with me. And you see these youngsters boil tell you, they give me a always I always laugh because they're, they're just so much energy when they first start out. Are you gonna make it proffers? You gonna make it and I'm like, well, we'll see about that. And then you know that ninety five percent of the ri- they can't keep up. You know see tour. Biking is not a day, right. It's not a week. Right. It's Springer knows. No. It's not. And, and so, yeah, this, this canon wail, even though it's an aluminum frame, it, it actually is a very comfortable ride for me. And for me, I'm, I'm a Clydesdale class writer. So I mean if I if I was one hundred seventy pounds I can go with a nice chrome Ali frame, and they're even more comfortable great. It's been great. So you've done eleven trips across the country. Right. And those have run the gamut from the south to the mid to the northern tier. Oh, yeah. And the new one the one coming up in June to tell us about that route. Well, I've done the northern route before across. Like in and out of Canada. All we across across northern Wisconsin up in Canada, all the way to a Montreal. We stopped in Montreal this particular ride. We're going to do it in the states, but we're going to leave from the Seattle area, and we're biking or staying in the states and we're going to come to Wisconsin here, right mortgage and go around Lake Michigan across Indiana all the way along Lake Ontario. Like Erie then, like Antero crossed New York, then Vermont New Hampshire Maine and then up through New Brunswick over down into. Though scotia. I ride land in Halifax and your ears Lal. So how many people just just a friend of mine, and this, this particular ride, we, we need to get away? It's kind of a reset for me. It's I sit in a classroom. We just got done grading papers here, Marquette university, and I'm like, okay, now this is like cleared the mechanism. Yeah. And you said you're starting in Seattle, right? Yeah, we're gonna start in the NCAA. So how do you how do you pick a route once you've decided you're going to do say the northern tier do you? What resources do you go to, to make your route friendly to bikes instead of cars, right? There's the most infamous of, of bike routing is from American cycling association, and they have put together incredible maps map plans all the way across their countries like a grid. And those are okay if you're only going to do one in your lifetime, you might wanna check one of those out, because it's navigates you through all kinds of national forests national parks, national monuments. What if you've done it? You've seen all that before. Then we try to we try to take roots. We haven't been on before, and it takes us through towns that one of the things you have to decide what do you want out of your tour? Do you really wanna see a lot of spectacular nature? And if you've seen it, and if you've never done that by all means that's, like, that's like, number one on the, the starter list is to for sure you. So you'd recommend somebody that hasn't done it before to go with an established route and over shirt. Yeah. Yeah. Because not only that, but on that route so many other people have taken it that the folks that you when you're biking, through their town or they've seen hundreds of you before. Four. They're much more welcoming. They understand you local law enforcement. They don't kick you out of there. I mean that kind of thing, but it can be a lot slower because you have to go off route to get many of these locations, MIR you, you know, you have to go point to point to point this particular Ruper were trying to do more of a bird's eye view kick through a lot of though at sounds like you're out is going to be a lot less populated and definitely not the touristy route that might be well on the western part, it will be okay on the eastern parts this going to be different. We are purposely staying ever biked around Lake Michigan. Which is a great ride by the way, even the time he go through Chicago. I mean we stay right on Lake Michigan and it is really cool. And, and we stay right on the lake and then we'll stay right on Lake Erie, all the way, there's a great bike trail that goes all the way Longley. Sounds awesome. Yeah. That. Well, when we were talking the other night, you'd mentioned that you stay in a lot of unusual places you don't usually take camping gear, right? No. We, we choose not to. We, we do what's called minimalist writing. And so it helps because inevitably you think you're taking what you need. Oh, I need this. Oh, I need this. And you go through put all your gear out and you swear. You have to take a trailer with you. And you feel you obligated to take the stuff, but then you get out there in the very first thing you do the very first day, if you leave the west coast, you have to deal with the cascade mountains, and you're going from sea level to nine thousand feet they in the first day. Ooh. Welcome to bike to. Yeah. Turn back. Now all this extra crab. And it's in really. That's part of the philosophy of touring. You really have to decide what you want out of your tour. If you really wanna do the parks and the nature and things like this, and you feel compelled to stay out in nature almost every night, then by all means bring a single man tent bring a where things like this. But then you have to force yourself to use it every day. It's a big deal because means you getting to you location early in the evening to set your tent up and fire and cooking food. Yeah. And then you're not leaving your tent all of somebody's gonna steal it from you, perhaps. So then you committed disdain there now if you're not, if you stay in way of stealth places we can talk a little bit of that. Stay other places then you can leave your bike and you can go to a pub. You can gorge yourself on, on food, rather than having to cook everything. So you turn this minimalist, which I like, but it's not credit card. It's not like you're staying in a hotel every night. Right. Own out at all right. Tell us some of the places you've stayed because some of those sound pretty interesting. So our main thing because my occupation teaching theology and being involved in churches. We have a lot of Churchill that either invite us to stay in their local in the local worship center or even in their homes. And so we've, we've really had a good good luck on that. Then we're also members of warm showers and couch surfing, which is very easy, because I have hosted many people here in Milwaukee, biking, through hiking around the lake or something, a lot of people come to summer fest, and they crashed by my place, right? Downtown in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Bucks are going for their first win against the rapper snide, folks. Yeah. I hope that's, that's always. Good thing. And so, so then we'll call ahead and we'll get like minded people just let us crash in their place. And in doing so they want here our story while they're cooking dinner for us in a lot of that. It's not we don't even pretty awesome. But we don't even expect that we really don't expect it. And so, but, but the that's the thing the thing is, there's something about minimalist writing that allows for the unknown happen. You don't have to have everything micro planned from the beginning. If you do that, I'm telling you now it's just gonna be a disappoint from because, as soon as you miss day, one or day to it throws every other day author. I could see that. Yeah. What if you weren't feeling like riding a hundred miles that day you only wanted to twenty and now you're obligated to get the other eighty miles in because you're set up for a campsite that you booked months in advance? Exact kind of like the saiga spike turning thing might be pretty good. I mean, I the most I've done is rag Bri, which is seven days in that you are planned in sort, because, you know, where overnight towns are right? But that doesn't mean you stay in those overnight towns, we kind of do an alternate rag Bri, which usually follows the route about ten miles off of it or something. But, you know, seven days one thing, you're going to be gone for six weeks on this one, right? Minimum of six because that would be actually hundred miles on on the on the nose to get us across in six weeks. So you're forty one hundred miles on this one is, is roughly well, and so, but even but, but it's not the same as rag Bri, because in rank Bri, you're not carrying all your gear. Right. True. Well beer, I mean, carrying all your gear. That can that can load your bike down pretty good. It's like me right now. I'm carrying my winter with me until I. I drag Bri. I made the mistake of bringing a backpack and trying to wear that thing all day long every day. Wow. What a nightmare. Yeah. I've learned a lot even with that. I mean back in the day where Camelback and things and I shed that in, like three days because you had that bladder sitting in the hot sun. No way. Yes. Nice. No yours. Good for me. And you can feel the sweat pouring down off of, you know way. So water must be obviously, the most important thing you can take what, what do you do to carry enough water. Well, okay, that goes along with route planning, if you plan a good root, you're always going to be going. We're always going to be going through small towns, we can fill our water bottles. And so we'll, we'll take no twenty eight points to twenty eight water honor and our water bottle cages. And then what we'll do is we will when we get to places where we know there's going to be no services for the next thirty forty fifty sixty miles, sometimes even longer than we actually buy, like a gallon of water and a water jug in, then we'll just strap that on just for that time anymore. Shed will shed it soon as we can. There's no reason to keep. It. I'm super curious when you come in three weeks to see, you know, if you're going to bring your bring your setup like you're going to or enter, and we'll put a Facebook, what do you call that thing event up there and people Jeff's done this a lot? I think his insight has given me a little bit of a vision of touring that I didn't really have before, because I'm always thinking long haul, trucker loaded to the gills, maybe even pulling a Bob drought, or or worse. You could be Josh will build a cargo bike, and then put way too much on it, and try to ride across country, and then get to San Francisco and say, screw going home. Yeah, good. Do that. The one might not have to though. Right. So okay, water's important. But that's something you can get on the way we talked a little bit talked a little bit about where you stay. You said place like Zibo offices. Yeah. All sorts of. Yeah. There's, there's one of my favorites is. Yeah. Post offices when you ride into town and post office boxes, who have have to be able, let people get to their post office box. So there's outside door never locked. And so if you're really beginning late really don't wanna set anything up really don't have a place to stay you can stealth camp there. We've stealth camped in community centers and whole bunch of places ziebel's parks, anywhere. Yeah. Dugouts baseball dugouts. Oh. That's a good. Well, it's especially oh, we got we got it was horizontal. Rain. One time is in Kansas or somewhere, and we snuck into what we went into ballpark area, and we just crashed inside the dugout. Never not a drop of water on this was fantastic. So you do take sleeping bag. Yes. I like do you do a busy sack or something that's waterproof? No, no. Just this just that's for the rough comes in. And then. I have a thermal rest pad that I sleep on because whether we're inside or out, no matter what you wanna get something. I mean, you're biking all day long. And, you know, when you get to be our age. It's not easy, just to crawl on just go to sleep on a concrete floor and wake up next morning. Oh, I'm so relaxed. Let's do it again. It's horrible. You don't want to stay in a room with Chad, and Dave, and then have to sleep in the closet, 'cause they're making too much, especially actor beer, for sure. The know how come hotel ranked Jeter. Yeah. There you go. Cool. Okay. So that's a little bit about that stuff. What about tools? What do you do about repairs? You, you know how many flats are you gonna get to wear in tires out, or you wearing are you wearing stuff out on this trip or are you mostly repairing as you go? All right. And that's that's, that's another great question on route choice out, west the, the highways out, west first of all, we're not, we're not any major highways were always on, like, Chuck's highway or gyms highway. Yeah. Off the beaten path. And so he never kind of know what you're going to get. But because of this thing called Google maps, or you can drop that little guy down. And you can take three sixties no matter where I do enough recon to find out that these highways were on have nice shoulder that we're right biking on. And so we're pretty confident that, we're, we're gonna be okay. Now, typically in a four thousand mile tour. I we average about six to seven flats lotta times are just pinch flats. You come across uneven pavement, you had that you hit something really hard and, you know, it's just pops Popstars fix it going. Sometimes when you're around trucking areas in out, west yet, a lot of farming, and you have a lot of implementing a lot of gravel or something on the road. Sometimes it's just you're just so much debris. You just can't you can't avoid it in years subsidy away from recycling. Senator. Oh, I mean, because like, oh, everything is never. Okay. So typically, it's. Yeah. And we just repair most at most I take it depends on how many writers we have. It's another good question. I'll segue into that the tools we take. I just we just make sure we have enough tools to repair the bikes on the tour. So a lot of times, I liked having like-minded bikes. So that everything less tools at one person carries. A pump one person tubes wanna reciting Kerry. Right. So you get you get away from his Schrader vows. I got pressed develops. Forget it. You know, we're doing, you know this is what we're doing. And, and I'll kind of works out. But I've got I've got the patch kit in the cement, and other guy's going to bring, you know, we have my body's got half. I'll have the other half. I noticed your bike is set up for traditional pennies on a rack, have you done any soft beg camping like seat? Bag frame bag handlebar bag type stuff touring. I should say not can't. No, no, I know. I. Yeah. Locally, I'll I'll have like a rack on my back. I have handlebar I do have handlebar hat that sits on the front. But because of those dog on the way, the, the cables are set up they cross right from the beginning each put nothing in the between those handlebars. There's traditional drop handlebars which you asked me for just the other night. Why do I use those I like the different hand positions? I love having my hands. My thumbs in my fingers, moving forward rather than down towards the ground like this chance, it's more comfortable for me a question. Go ahead, is that why a lot of touring bikes have barcon Shifter's because then you have that section in the middle free for bags. Wow, what are you some kind of big brain over there? I, I think of the most ridiculous thing brain on wondering why. I want to do them ride, my bike is reach my hand, the end of a drop barter shift because touring guys, are, you know, they just don't spend money on stuff, and they still have friction Shifter's that so. But then, again, this is funny tour biking. You almost you very seldom do change ears, and you several people have told me that to break early like like single speed mentality. Twenty nine. Just like no just think just get them to come and go. We, we are we you get proud when you're, too or biking to see if you can go the whole day without pulling your brakes, because it's just just, just chucking right along very seldom along going time. Kermit the frog. You mentioned when we were talking the other day about handlebar stuff, you use some kind of padding on your bar that you get from, like Home Depot or somewhere. Yeah. It's called. Jerry, rigging one. Oh one. I just go get this pipe insulation you at any place. That's cut right down the middle. And I'll just cut like six inch sections and I'll tape it right on my handlebars, because I'm a Clydesdale rider. I mean, I've I have a large upper body in that when you're leaning forward in a good comfortable position. I'm the Lumina m- bike with no shock absorption. You're my name's handsome upper by they'll start to fall asleep. I wanted to take you to come up with that as an idea. Oh instant. He can bench four hundred pounds by the way. So, so it was Isreaeli. It was really helpful to do those things, and then the extra padding I take just put it right on my. I and between two top tube. And just if I need more his more their sleet at he doesn't doesn't weigh anything. Podcast. We're, we're gaining useful knowledge. What happened? We've almost wasted a whole half hour already incredible. See how much we learn. That's awesome. Hey again, just in case y'all didn't hear before Jeff is going to join us on June fifth at the store here in river west everyday cycles, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, locus street, pilot's going by, you know, bump and stereos and whatnot. But we're going to be in the shop talking about his basically his set up, and then ask him any questions you want, if he hasn't seen it, I would be real surprised. So. Yeah. Please join us make comment on the podcast at a time. So we can have sheet of questions. Ready questions from the public? Hey, speaking of the public, you have a Facebook page to for your organization that does this touring thing. I it slips my mind what it's called a c two c bike tours. Okay. Coast to coast. Gotcha. You will put some we'll put some of these links in the show notes there for you folks here. Well by cranky. I think we really did do a whole half hour already. So thanks everybody for listening. And thank you very much jeffer- coming in. And also joining us in a few weeks here to further the discussion in real time with real people in a real bike shop. Yeah. Stop in call in at seven one seven seven two seven two four five three. I guess we could open the phone lines at day to. It's not an actual podcast day, but whatever but can be probably should be doing this call in. Call in. Cast special podcast special on on demand. We'll just have. I'm neater action on Mike listening in all of all of the don't ever call avenue. Devesh called occasionally occasionally I'll have a Pearl of wisdom that Trump's out. I'm need to wretched Mike. I'm Mike directional on. This is what happens when you don't wear your helmet. Yeah. We didn't even get into helmets versus no helmets. Okay. All right, folks gets ever. Great night. Bye bye.