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Where to Find a Truly Authentic Disney Beach Vacation

1923 Main Street: A Daddy Daughter Disney Travel Podcast

08:56 min | 3 months ago

Where to Find a Truly Authentic Disney Beach Vacation

"We're going to be talking all about disney's beach resorts and we're talking about disney's i guess. Would we call them their real beach resorts all around the world. Not their photo. Beach resorts at their feet resort feats resorts like that fo- beach and we're talking about places like what disney's beach club resort would be there features are and just a little bit of background. I remember when we talked about the wave pool that was in the lagoon and outside of the polynesian and dick nunez the emad surfer who turned imagine near and when they first opened disneyworld he thought disneyworld had to compete with beach resorts in florida. And that no one would wanna go there because there wasn't a beach so they created beaches and they tried to do surfing. Didn't really work but then later. They added the pool at typhoon lagoon yet and of course they added the beach club resort and tom along they deign has a real sand bottom. But it still wasn't real and when we say beach resorts i guess. Let's put it this way in front beach resorts well all right. Well we'll get into that. So there are you may or may not know three count them three actual disney beach resorts not associated with any theme parks. And we've talked about one on this podcast in the past if you're planning summer vacation hopefully we're all going traveling this summer and you want to go to a beach resort and you love disney. We're gonna give you three amazing options for disney beach resorts and i'm putting them in my personal preference order. You're probably going to agree with my order. I would imagine start with number one. Most important will go first. Okay and that for me is alani lenny desire lani resort and spa in co alina. A wa who hawaii i do you say that. So he no or lena that. So co lena is the little town. This is a true beachfront resort in hawaii. In this episode we're going to focus on the beaches because we're talking about beach vacations. We will do more in depth on the resorts. We've already done one about our number two which will get to momentarily. But if you there's nothing really. That beats a hawaiian beach. What do you think jonah blank blank. So the beach call. Lena is you fly. Into on her lulu. And it's a really short drive right. We definitely rent a car. And i'll get into why that resort alani is right on the ocean in this really upscale town called co alina and it's a little bit of an interesting beach there because it it's very sheltered. They have storm break. So it's not very good for surfing but if you're one of those people that likes to think the ocean is a pool that has no currents at all. This might be for you. Yeah it's of funny. Because i learned somewhere along the way in my travel life that most of resort hotels on islands even barbados in that they build the hotels on the quiet side of the island. But we love waves right. We like big waves. So we'd always have to do. When i was surfing and barbados. You gotta go down to the super bowl's on the other side of the island but all the big resorts are on the calm side. If there is one and co lena's the whole point is sort of like that but actually there's four lagoons dan this strip of land in their man made so they did like you said they built breakwaters and they're sort of like a c shape. It's almost like a donut with a little cutout which is open to the ocean right. So there's water comes in. They are open to the ocean but yes. They're very calm. They're pretty large. I don't know. I don't even know how big they are. But they're big. It's not like people. Yeah and you can rent boats and sailboats. And a few things in there it can take a lot of people and then there's other upscale resorts at the neighbors of alani and there's four of these lagoons and you can walk along the waterfront the rest of the waterfront there sorta rocky so that's probably why was undeveloped in the past and then disney came along and somebody figured out. Hey we can make nice beaches here if we put these little lagoons. So it is a true. Hawaiian beachfront resort. You can swim in the beautiful pacific ocean. It faces the sunset which is really nice. But if you're going to hawaii and if you're going to alani in particular there are many other as ing beaches on oahu. Don't always need to go in a volcano. Guess you don't need to go. What is oh. Amelia wrote a song as a kid going to hawaii in volcano which would be the big island of hawaii not on oahu. But if you're going to oahu and you're going to alani it's a beautiful beach Franck resort will get into all the rest of it and another episode because es cell using storm along. Bay is a good waterpark. Alani puts it to shame. But we're going to save that for a future episode. Pure here for storm. Along is now an official disney waterpark. A resort it sort of water park for among resorts compared to any other pool. That is you know typically pool with a slide. It's pretty much a waterpark. There's a lazy river there. there's a beat anyway. we're not talking about disney's beach club resort. We're talking about disney's true beach resorts on the ocean. But if you go to alanine. You're in hawaii definitely rent a car because there are some amazing beaches around the island and we have three favorites. Yes when we were there and the one one is why of course the north shore's famous the banzai pipeline. Wia me a base of drive to that beach. Any of these things are an hour to ride real easy day trips to go to the beaches and then i call the surfing beach surfing. Beach is kylie loa beach. If that's how you pronounce it pronouncing these the lower something. It's just back on the way back towards honolulu about halfway. There may be and yet. It's it's a real true. Hawaiian bichon little campground part. If you wanna take surfing lessons there it's great. There's great lessons there. The waves are consistent. It's a true open. Beat quite amazing. Little kids surfing. Yeah amazing little kids. Maybe we'll post a picture of usurping on that beach as part of this social media for this episode so that that one's really close great spot to go surfing and then across on the other side of the island is kahlua which is a really cool little town right on the water and they have a really neat beach there too so chi loo beach the north shore and kellyanne lower beach. I think that's how you say it. I may be saying wrong but you'll find it. Those are three awesome beaches. Plus you do have a beach rate at your resort. A nice quiet beach like amelia said. The water's warm there. It's very calm tons of beach chairs. it's it's fairly large semi circle shape. Check it out on a google earth map and you'll see so that is out of ninety eleni hawaii and then another one we talked about. They will be disney's vero beach resort. And i don't know this might actually be my favorite beach if we're talking strictly about the beach hotel. I'd have to say personally. I prefer the air disney's vero beach resort beach than the alani beach lie because it is truly wide open to the ocean. You can't even serve there either. You can on windy days. We have seen people surfing there. You can definitely bougie board there quite a bit. But i'm going to get in just like we did with lonnie there's other beaches nearby but at vero beach resort the beach is you know you're just on the coast there on vero beach so it extends hundreds of miles but there's rarely it's rarely what i would call crowded. No sometimes in the mornings we go on beach walks and watch the sunrise and get bitten by no see'ums. We talked about that in our verbiage. Episode. this is what. I was alluding to earlier if you want to know. More about. The resort in the area listened to that episode a few back but the beach itself. We didn't really focus on and there is a beach house. there where you can rent watercraft sailboats. But you can bring your own boogie boards and you surf and you're within range of bringing a surfboard. It's your subject to the winds really. It's wind driven surf there. It's not nash. Natural surf break but the beach itself has filled with tons of shells and highlight to look for shark teeth. It's weather dependent so days. It's actually quite calm other days. It's very rough. So i liked that personally. I like those open

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Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

ESPN Daily

05:19 min | 5 months ago

Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

"Meena. Hello pablo hello is an nfl analyst for espn and the host of the meantime show featuring lenny so i need to know where you are on the football excitement alerts scale right now because i for a true tape grinder like yourself conference championship. Sunday is in some ways. Maybe even better than the super bowl if the football excitement scale as you call. It was one through ten conference championships. Sunday's about fifteen for me. There's know maybe about whether or not it's more exciting than the super bowl. Pablo it absolutely is. This is my favorite sunday of the year and in part because by the time we get to the super bowl we've talked about same matchups over and over and it's usually like. How many times can we say what you guys rush brady with four. You know before and of course always been in the super bowl the last decade or so. That's a phrase. I've said a lot inventive. You say that. I was going to say you're the person i i would really make that a me. I mean it's true but it's also more fun when you get to talk about other things and this particular set of games. It's really the best possible combination of teams in my opinion. There's a reason why the lions in vegas are very close because it actually looks like a pretty well matched pair of games. I wanna start with buccaneers packers. Meena because this was not a close game when these two teams played back. In october roggio touchdown tampa bay fire the cannons the bucks and thirty seven rogers was abysmal. In that game through zero touchdowns he threw two. picks completed. Completed doesn't half passes in tampa bay when they played each other. The first time and tampa bay destroyed perhaps not coincidentally green bay. Thirty eight to ten. So how did that blowout happened. Well this is. It was such a strange game. Pablo because aaron rodgers has had this incredible season which. I'm sure we'll talk about this. Is the one real blemish on his staff third drops better pass picked off the other side. By two thousand fifteen touchdown touchdown booker. He stunk i. There's no really nice way to put it. Now he stunk in part because the offensive line in green bay which has been spectacular. One of the best football year got beat up. Front rodgers was sacked six times pressured twenty one times. I mean no most of the time this series look cool as a cucumber back there but this was not the case and as mentioned had these very surprising interceptions coming from him. I think he finished the game with a passer rating of like thirty five. Okay so really. It was all about the buccaneers. Pass rush beating green bay upfront and aaron rodgers being uncomfortable as a result and that was also reflected in the running game. aaron jones had just ten carries. He averaged like one point. Five yards per rush again. Very dissimilar from the rest of the season. But you saw what could or should i. If in the eyes of tampa bay be the formula for beating green bay which is if you can stop the running game and keep the packers from executing their play action passing attack which flows from that and get them into third down and get pressure on rogers and obvious passing situations. That's your best chance of beating now. All those things i just said barry. Few teams in the nfl been able to do that but tampa was able to do that the last time. These two teams that so many things obviously have changed since then as you alluded to. That was back in week. Six when that game happened. So in what you've seen since then who's been better this year. Aaron rodgers tom brady. Aaron rodgers is undeniably. Been the better quarterback this year and he is my pick by the way for. Mvp it's between him. And patrick mahomes. It's close but rodgers is that an unreal season. I mean just statistically he's been first and qbr brady was tenth. He ranks third in yards per temporary. He was eleventh forty eight touchdowns brady at forty. He only through five pigs brady threw twelve. You get the idea. So while tom brady is the most complex quarterback of all time i believe. Aaron rodgers is the most talented. Patrick mahomes is kind of them. A run for that. And when these two goats meat i don't know where goat's meat in a field a meadow anyway to meet makes me sort of hungary. Honestly that phrase oud took it there. I guess goats will be hurting in green bay this weekend but the goat whose homefield it is home meadow. It is has been the better one this weekend. That's metaphor really. Just got out of control.

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Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

ESPN Daily

05:19 min | 5 months ago

Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

"Meena. Hello pablo hello is an nfl analyst for espn and the host of the meantime show featuring lenny so i need to know where you are on the football excitement alerts scale right now because i for a true tape grinder like yourself conference championship. Sunday is in some ways. Maybe even better than the super bowl if the football excitement scale as you call. It was one through ten conference championships. Sunday's about fifteen for me. There's know maybe about whether or not it's more exciting than the super bowl. Pablo it absolutely is. This is my favorite sunday of the year and in part because by the time we get to the super bowl we've talked about same matchups over and over and it's usually like. How many times can we say what you guys rush brady with four. You know before and of course always been in the super bowl the last decade or so. That's a phrase. I've said a lot inventive. You say that. I was going to say you're the person i i would really make that a me. I mean it's true but it's also more fun when you get to talk about other things and this particular set of games. It's really the best possible combination of teams in my opinion. There's a reason why the lions in vegas are very close because it actually looks like a pretty well matched pair of games. I wanna start with buccaneers packers. Meena because this was not a close game when these two teams played back. In october roggio touchdown tampa bay fire the cannons the bucks and thirty seven rogers was abysmal. In that game through zero touchdowns he threw two. picks completed. Completed doesn't half passes in tampa bay when they played each other. The first time and tampa bay destroyed perhaps not coincidentally green bay. Thirty eight to ten. So how did that blowout happened. Well this is. It was such a strange game. Pablo because aaron rodgers has had this incredible season which. I'm sure we'll talk about this. Is the one real blemish on his staff third drops better pass picked off the other side. By two thousand fifteen touchdown touchdown booker. He stunk i. There's no really nice way to put it. Now he stunk in part because the offensive line in green bay which has been spectacular. One of the best football year got beat up. Front rodgers was sacked six times pressured twenty one times. I mean no most of the time this series look cool as a cucumber back there but this was not the case and as mentioned had these very surprising interceptions coming from him. I think he finished the game with a passer rating of like thirty five. Okay so really. It was all about the buccaneers. Pass rush beating green bay upfront and aaron rodgers being uncomfortable as a result and that was also reflected in the running game. aaron jones had just ten carries. He averaged like one point. Five yards per rush again. Very dissimilar from the rest of the season. But you saw what could or should i. If in the eyes of tampa bay be the formula for beating green bay which is if you can stop the running game and keep the packers from executing their play action passing attack which flows from that and get them into third down and get pressure on rogers and obvious passing situations. That's your best chance of beating now. All those things i just said barry. Few teams in the nfl been able to do that but tampa was able to do that the last time. These two teams that so many things obviously have changed since then as you alluded to. That was back in week. Six when that game happened. So in what you've seen since then who's been better this year. Aaron rodgers tom brady. Aaron rodgers is undeniably. Been the better quarterback this year and he is my pick by the way for. Mvp it's between him. And patrick mahomes. It's close but rodgers is that an unreal season. I mean just statistically he's been first and qbr brady was tenth. He ranks third in yards per temporary. He was eleventh forty eight touchdowns brady at forty. He only through five pigs brady threw twelve. You get the idea. So while tom brady is the most complex quarterback of all time i believe. Aaron rodgers is the most talented. Patrick mahomes is kind of them. A run for that. And when these two goats meat i don't know where goat's meat in a field a meadow anyway to meet makes me sort of hungary. Honestly that phrase oud took it there. I guess goats will be hurting in green bay this weekend but the goat whose homefield it is home meadow. It is has been the better one this weekend. That's metaphor really. Just got out of control.

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Louisville police move to fire 2 officers involved in Breonna Taylor raid

Terry Meiners

00:47 sec | 6 months ago

Louisville police move to fire 2 officers involved in Breonna Taylor raid

"Attorneys for the family of Rianna Taylor welcomed an announcement. The tomb or Louisville Metro police officers are set to be fired for their roles in the deadly raid that killed her. On Tuesday, The Louisville Metro Police Department sent pre termination letters to detectives Miles Cosgrove and Joshua Jane's Jane's, requested the warrant that brought officers to Taylor's apartment in March. Cosgrove was one of the officers who opened fire. Jane's attorney, Thomas Clay, tells Wook why his client is escape goat. I think this p s u investigation was a sham. I think it was gonna be a foregone conclusion What was gonna happen here? Ben Crump, national civil rights attorney and his co counsel Sam Aguilar and Lenny to Baker issued a joint statement applauding at a rebel MPD chief event. Gentry for beginning the pre termination proceedings on Cosgrove and

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Investigators are looking at 'any and all possible motives' after identifying Nashville bomber

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:27 sec | 6 months ago

Investigators are looking at 'any and all possible motives' after identifying Nashville bomber

"With federal officials. Having identified the man believed to be behind Nashville's Christmas Day bombing, authorities now turn to the task of piecing together the motive behind the explosion that damaged dozens of downtown buildings and injured three people. Are Mullah Lenny's at the scene. Investigators are looking into whether Anthony Quinn Warner was targeting communications infrastructure, and investigators are also looking into whether he may have been influenced by online conspiracy theories into five G

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David Lander, 'Squiggy' on 'Laverne & Shirley,' dies at 73

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 6 months ago

David Lander, 'Squiggy' on 'Laverne & Shirley,' dies at 73

"Actor David lander famous for playing squeaky on laverne and Shirley has died after dealing with multiple sclerosis for decades he was seventy three I marquees are a letter with a look at his career David lander signature line was one word long comedy partnership with Michael McKean as students at Carnegie Mellon University they played Lenny and squeaky on laverne and Shirley from nineteen seventy six to nineteen eighty three lander hid his multiple sclerosis at first but said in a two thousand AP interview he went public with it to show it was not a death sentence not all crippling it doesn't mean it's the end of the world it doesn't mean that you can't lead a normal life now there are drugs to help you live that life and people should be aware of that

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"lenny" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

05:01 min | 7 months ago

"lenny" Discussed on Broken Record

"And just make me and vase. Just home in like johnny One you saw it makes me man share just holmen lack johnny cash spot. Just took these t Shea just whole johnny Listening just cut.

"lenny" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

08:38 min | 7 months ago

"lenny" Discussed on Broken Record

"And i'm like where's where's the role whereas the mercedes like we're what's going on here you're you're you're you're on the number one show in the country and i don't i don't need that i don't i don't require that i don't you know it just wasn't her thing and she just kept it so and by the time. I released my first album. When i was twenty four. I had that in me. I had that base. You know i'd be on tour. Come home from sell out world tour. And i'd come visit her and she'd be like all right back. I need you to take out the trash and do this and do that and do this. Net and it was wonderful because people kissing your ass all over the planet and you come home and it's like reality now and i'm i'm just so thankful for that. All of that stuff kept me on the ground. Yeah what was it like for you. Having a mom who is so famous. Well that was weird. Because i was not used to that i mean we were. We lived our life. Lives as new yorkers in you and especially because we lived off a fifth avenue so of course along with avenue. You have a lot of rich folks that live in gigantic apartments prewar buildings and so in new york city if you were poor if you're middle class if you were extremely rich you still took the bus. But that was new york life. You take the bus if you try to go down fifth avenue so we moved around new york city. No one ever came up to my mother or very few people. Once we got to l. a. And the jeffersons broken on all of a sudden wherein lucky supermarket on lincoln boulevard pico and people are chasing my mother down the aisle while. We're trying to buy groceries and people are freaking out and you know autographs and it was just. It was just a new thing and she was really gracious about it. She was so good about it and took her time to the people because she knew that these people were making her life. Yeah you know. And if they're not watching. Those nielsen ratings aren't going anywhere you know but it was odd. It was odd for a while to like. Whoa people coming into your space in freaking out imagine. Tell me about the first album. How how did you. How did the first album come to be at that time. I was hustling trying to you. Know do studio work which was spars for me. Because i wasn't known then. I found a gig. That was pretty good. I would make demos for people if you if you had a song and you needed to produce. And he needed a demo. You'd bring it to me. I'll play all the instruments. I'll arrange a put it together for you and then you you know i'll producer your vocal and do okay. You got demo. You can go so. I used to do that. I play behind other people in bands that were trying to make it guitar player bass player drummer. Whatever and then. I realized that i needed to make my own expression but i didn't know what it was. I started trying but it was labored and it didn't feel right yet but i was searching and then during the time when leeson i got together we were having just an incredible incredible relationship and a lot of magic and supernatural vibes around us and love creativity and i moved into her house in venice at that time and Problem my instruments in a room and just all came to me. Those songs started downloading and it was from all my experiences that i had before that everybody that i'd seen everybody i'd heard all the life that i'd lived and then it was our life our love that opened up that portal beautiful and let love rule spilled out. I had no idea what style i was going to do. What it was gonna be. What no idea. But it just started coming and coming. And then i borrowed money from. My dad was good enough to lend me to go into the studio to try to get stuff out of me and i did. I went back to new york new jersey hoboken and hired henry her. She became my longtime engineer for many years. Because when i was working with him earlier we realized that we had very similar tastes to music and also to recordings and recording techniques. Went work with him. Put this stuff down. Wanted to hire a band. Because i wanted a band experience. I wanted to be in the studio like the documentaries. I'd seen on all the great bands the stones and the beatles and everybody and you know. I wanted to have fun. I want people there. And i wanted to be this. Hang and you're gonna have girls around you're gonna be doing and i didn't have the money to hire musicians and the guys that would play for very cheap. Were cutting it so henry said to me. I heard you play keyboards. I heard you play drums. I heard you play bass. I heard you play guitar. Just do you do it. Like stevie wonder and paul mccartney and prints it. Just just do it. I thought well that's going to be boring. I wanna be around people. I want to have this this vibe. But i had no choice so i said all right i'll do it and it's funny because i was so influenced and educated by people like stevie wonder and paul mccartney and prince. You got guys like todd rundgren. Who were one man band. But i never thought of it and once i started doing it that was it. I fell into a hole and that was it became my sound. I had no idea by the way. I never knew that you played everything on that record. I never knew that until now what would be the order of events to put down a song. When you're playing everything yourself. I'd start with drums which was challenging. Because i'm singing the song in my head with the arrangement while i'm playing the drum track so okay shit a wait a minute on the second verse got to really know where the hell you were. Okay now i'm on the bridge now on the altro and and i would just sing. The song in my head or henry would play piano or a fender rhodes or something and keep me. Teach them the arrangement now. I had somebody to play to actually groove with. And then we would take that part off or keep it in a couple of instances and then build on top of that and then after i would normally have a drum than i would do the guitar and get the chords and the rhythm and then base and then keyboards and then whatever else that. If i was doing an orchestration. I'd bring in the string players or whatever and just keep building on top and then since the first album. You really haven't stopped know. How many albums have you made. I don't know twelve. Wow thirteen twelve thirty. Yeah and you've done at least at least one world tour for every one of those albums i imagine. Oh no absolutely reason. The albums were to most of them were three years apart. Sometimes for you know. I tore a lot and i would go around the world and i would tour for two years and then i have to chill and i have to feel myself and see what's going on inside of me and you know before i can do another record but yeah i have not stopped i have. I have two albums in the canton right now. What's the most fun part of the process for you. Would you say recording man. I love the studio. I still love the studio as much as i did. When i was a kid. I remember going recording studios. When i was a young teenager with my dad in l. a. when he was producing folks and trying to do things in the music business just the magic of walking into this space where music is made with the console and the instruments and the equipment and the producer in the rangers. In all these folks that used to hang back in the day. And i still have that feeling when i walk into my own studio because it's a place where.

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"lenny" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

07:30 min | 7 months ago

"lenny" Discussed on Broken Record

"Let love rule. Lenny kravitz writes that he is deeply two sided. His young life was all about opposites extremes. Black and white. He grew up between his west indian grandparents home in brooklyn and his parents home on the upper east side where he was surrounded by families. Famous friends legends. Like miles davis gallon. When lenny was eleven his mother roxie roker landed a starring role on the conic sitcom the jeffersons moving the family out west to los angeles or lemme fell in love classic rock funk and skate culture. It's also where lenny and rick rubin eventually became fast friends in the late eighty s. And this conversation. Lenny tells rick candid stories about his relationship with lisa bony and talks about how writing his memoir helped him finally find peace with his overbearing father. They also talk about the time. Lenny rick and johnny cash were all roommates in the day when received the most devastating news of his life and at the end of the episode. It performs a beautiful acoustic version of a song. Johnny cash this is broken wreck ladder notes for the digital age. I'm justin richmond. Here's rick rubin and lenny kravitz for some reason. I didn't realize that you grew up in new york city. I had no idea for some reason. I thought you were a california kid. So i was born in bed stuy and for the first five years in my life i lived in bed stuy on the weekdays and then lived on the upper east side of my parents on the weekends. My mom was doing theater. My mom was working at nbc. My father was nbc and so they were really busy. But i saw them every day. They'd come from rockefeller center over the bridge into brooklyn. Have dinner with me. Play with me hang out for a bit put me to bed and then my mom ago play. My dad would go to a jazz club or do whatever 'cause. He was also promoting jazz. And then when i turned five to the upper east side which was eighty second between fifth and madison across from the metropolitan museum of art. And i lived there on the weekdays but that was my life going back and forth between bettstein the upper east side which was a very interesting contrast do you. Do you know how your parents met. Yeah they met at rockefeller center. My mother was a secretary working for some big cat. There and my father was an assignment editor for nbc news and they met. My father started out as a page worked. His way up was there for many years and he met my mom at work. I think they bonded over know theater and music and the arts and they started dating and then he asked her to marry him and they got married. Yeah beautiful do you have any brothers or sisters or just you. I have two sisters but my father's first marriage so half sisters there my sisters we don't we don't do the half whatever there. My sisters but was really nice to find out that i had sisters. When did you find out. I was small. I remember being like. I don't know three or something. When i met them. They lived upstate. New york they lived in monroe but an hour and twenty minutes outside of the city. I was an only child than i always kind of wished i had brothers or sisters and then all of a sudden i had these two sisters in it was it was cool and then they started spending more time with us. They started going on family holidays with us. My mom insisted that my father. You know men this relationship. I think he wasn't so close to them at the time that they got together. Or just that he was. You know taking his time. Or whatever from whatever break-up it had before but my mom let him know that she could not marry him and be with him if he had if he didn't fix that and he didn't get tight with his family. That's the kind of person that my mother was as you know personally you you knew her and So that's how that happened understood. Your mom was a strong force yet and all about family and love. I think i only met your dad one time. If i remember correctly we were can't remember where it was but we were next to a tour bus. I remember you were outside really outside of a tour bus either coming before or after a show And we just talked for a little bit. But i remember it seemed like a coup. He was cool with all of our dynamics. You know that were interesting and tough and beautiful. he was he was a cool person. And you know in writing this book. That i just wrote it helped me to understand and love him even more because for the first time i saw him as a character i saw him as a person as a man living his life dealing with whatever demons and things that he had to deal with and i realized that he was operating on what he had what he experienced his parents what he experienced in the military all the things that he went through he was dealing with what he had and he did the best he could with it and for the first time as i said i would i was able to see him as not my dad but as this person and it was really freeing even though we made peace before he died there were still things i realized that i was holding onto and in writing this book. It all vanished and i loved him and liked him more than i ever had and that was beautiful. That was the gift and the reward and the success of writing. This book beautiful beautiful. What motivated what motivated you to do the book. I never thought i would write a book. I wasn't interested in writing a book. A mutual friend introduced me to david. Ritz who is incredible writer and has written all of these books on everybody from ray charles to marvin gaye to read the franklin and I met him at dinner. We were at a japanese restaurant in new york and he said you should write a book. And i wanna help you write it and i basically told him that i really never thought about it and wasn't interested in it but by the time the dinner was over he convinced me i thought he was really interesting and smart and i took it as a challenge. I thought well. Why not. And then he and i started hanging out and then i spent a lot of time on my own. We'd hang out again and you know it took a few years to slowly put together and it took me a while to actually find my voice how i wanted to tell the story and then in writing the book i realized that i only wanted it to be about the first twenty five years from my birth to the release of the first album and the beginning of that tour so the album came out when i was twenty four. Actually that's that's right around the time we met. If i remember correctly we met. We.

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"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

06:36 min | 9 months ago

"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

"That's let love rule by Lenny Kravitz levels rules also the name of his new memoir, Lenny Kravitz, welcome to fresh air. Thank you. Will Your Book Starts Out with your parents? So let's talk about them a little bit. Your Mom Roxie roker was a black woman with Bahamian ferreted on her dad's side Ci was an actress. She's a first person in her family to go to college he went to Howard. And at the time she met Your Dad, she was working as an actress but she also day job at NBC is an executive secretary and that's where she met your dad because he was a news producer for NBC his name is sacred and he was a white Jewish man and this was in the mid sixties When they became a couple, they face a lot of prejudice as an interracial couple. They did you know heard stories about people spitting them in the street? You know them not being able to go to certain places. My father wants took my mother. Somewhere and they had to get a hotel. and. The person at the desk said you know prostitutes allowed and Even her parents. Were fine with it after. A conversation with my father. his parents. Unfortunately at the time that they got together. Couldn't really except that. First of all, she wasn't Jewish and on top of it. She was black. And you know that was an issue for them. They hadn't. Gotten to that place yet. Took you right because they didn't go to the wedding they but you sort of brought peace back to to the relationship, right? Yes, after my mother had me, I think they showed up the next day. They were very curious. They knew that. Their son had had a son. And they wanted to. Meet this grandchild and they came to the hospital. and. They met my mother. and. Very quickly they. They bonded. His parents saw. The character of my mother and fell in love with her. and. That was it. So your parents were young and they were working a lot and for childcare you'd spend weekdays at your your maternal grandparents in. Brooklyn. So, you grew up shuttling between your parents who had a small apartment on the upper east side, and then the home of your maternal grandparents who lived in Brooklyn and Bedford stuyvesant these two very different neighborhoods and you say that you see yourself as having these very different size to yourself in the book you write. I'm deeply two sided black and white Jewish and Christian Manhattan and Brooklyn Night. My young life was all about opposites and extremes as a kid you take everything in stride. So accepted my Gemini Soul, I owned it in fact I adored it. Can. Can you talk a little bit more about that like it also seems like that at times that it was it was confusing like when you went to ps six your first day you're walking in with your parents and a kid pops up and yells your mother's black and your daddy's white and the sounds like this was upsetting and maybe also the first time you were confronted with these ideas of race that set true. Yet, because I never thought about it. I knew that my mother's skin tone. was what it was and I knew that my father skin tone was what it was in both sides of the family and of that my parents being artists in New York City You know they had friends from. you know virtually every background and religion I thought nothing of it people look different people are different people have different. Customs and traditions in that's. Life and so then I go to. School. You know first grade so I'm six now. and. My parents walked to school. and. I suppose. My parents were the only ones that didn't match. And This kid jumped out and pointing his finger and. said that you know your father's white new mothers black. And It was more shocking because he he jumped out and play his finger. Allowed you know. So it was like, what is this? What is this statement in this action? Yet sounds jarring. Yeah, and that's when the conversations really began with my mother about about racing. Perception of things. That that night I think or later that day your mom could see that you were upset and she talked to you about like. You know a way to think about your identity and I, think she explained it very really. Well, what did she say to you? For that time it was it was a really good explanation in at my age she. She wanted me to understand. That There were two sides to me. And she didn't want me to feel like I had to pick one or one was better than the other she said your father. You know. Is Russian jude this is his background And I want you to be proud of that and I want you to know about it and understand it. You know. We are of. African descent. You know by way of the Bahamas, and that is your culture and that is beautiful as well and I want you to accept that She said but. Society. Is only going to see you? As black, they're not going to see. The other side? Let's talk about how music influenced you as a young kid it you know it sounds like you had. the Senate ability to remember tunes and melodies would stick in your head and music was always around you. But when you heard the Jackson five that changed you, you thought of yourself as the sixth Jackson Brother Right. Oh. Yeah. I used to write in my notebook Lenny Jackson. Had this fantasy that I was. The long lost brother and they and they were GonNa find me and then I was going to join the group. Would.

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"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:56 min | 9 months ago

"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Listen and subscribe. This is fresh air I'm speaking with Lenny Kravitz. He has a memoir that comes out this week called. Let love rule. So Lenny. You met Lisa Benet who was starring in the Cosby show at the time someone you've had it. You had a childhood crush on and also is that what your friends one time I'm going to marry that grow one day and if I you know you were just very good friends but it was a very intense relationship where you would talk all night and you'd read poetry together and watch movies, and as you say, like the relationship became romantic, you got married you had your daughter Zoe and through this time, it sounds like you guys were living in this. Really wonderful. Nurturing, bubble together and you say that like. The songwriting really changed to that point, and I just want to read what you say here. You say it long last I'd start to hear songs rooted spirit songs that were taking form just as our daughter was taking form a double blessing. The songs were different from anything I'd written before simply because the life we were living and the love we were creating made me feel different. This was what I'd been waiting for. The wait was finally over the channel was open it all made sense. So, can you talk about how those new songs felt different to you than the ones you're writing before? Well. The ones I was reading before we're labored. You know I was trying. To come up with something was trying to find the style which is fine. That's part of the exercise. but all of a sudden. They were being downloaded. It was beyond my. Thought Process. It was. He was just being presented like here you go. Here it is. This is it. You don't have to think about it. You don't have to look for it. Here it is and it may not have been exactly what I thought I was going to be doing. But I was hearing. I was feeling it the portal was open. and. I accepted it. And that was The beginning of let love rule. I made that I made that record without. A record label that was just done. On my own and I didn't know what I was going to do with it. But I knew that I had to complete that task then I did and then we went from there. Well you. You start recording these songs with your friend who was the engineer for them Henry. Hirsch and you both decide that you should really try to play most of the instruments yourself and do do most of the vocals and that's something you've sort of done throughout your years as recording artist because I. If you look at the credits for your albums like you play a lot of stuff on them can you talk about the difference between doing that and collaborating with other musicians on the recording? Like what are you see is the trade offs are the benefits of each. Well. I've never made an album yet with the band. And you know I never planned on. Doing that, but I couldn't afford to hire musicians when I was making. The album you know I had enough to pay for the studio. That was that was hard enough. So Henry had heard me play different instruments before this experience. When I was with another band? Which is how I met Henry and found out about that studio. And, he said look, why don't you do it yourself? You know you don't have the money to pay people just do it I've heard you play. I've heard you play Bass I've heard you play keyboards I've heard you play drums have heard you play guitar. Just do it and I thought that was the most boring. Idea because I didn't want to be in the studio. By myself. You know with an engineer like how boring I wanted to be like you know the documentaries that I've seen you know with bands studio and. You know the fun in the Party in the whole thing and the energy. But you know. I was also heavily influenced by people like stevie wonder and Prince, and and Paul McCartney who who, who made records on their own And I did it and that became. The sound of the band. So you recorded these, you do most of the history of yourself and you started shopping around the music record companies and it sounds like a lot of people didn't know what to make of it like. Some executives would say your music wasn't black enough for it wasn't white enough. This was like in the mid to late eighties. Do you think people expected you to be a hip hop artist because you're black? Yeah hip hop or RB. They just put the music on. And then they'd look at you like Nah, this isn't GonNa work. What are you doing? You know? And UH. It's funny even after I released the record when I would do interviews. People would say, why aren't you doing hip hop like, why are you doing this? They had this thing stuck in their head that. You know. why aren't you? Angry? Why aren't you doing this way I mean I I the the the questions that I would here. We're incredible. They just had a hard time accepting the fact that I was playing by the way black music rock and roll. You're in your mid fifties. Now seems like you're healthy. You look great but I imagined that the life of a touring rockstars is hard and looking at what's happened to some rockstars. Some of your idols as they've gotten into Middle Age, it doesn't seem very easy on the body like for example. Prince you know it seems like he had a lot of pain from all those years of incredible performance. got into an unhealthy relationship with painkillers died from an accidental overdose. I mean it's tragic. Thinking about what happened him but I'm just wondering like where you are in your life have you had to re assess the extent to which? You're willing to live part of your life on the road. You know it is a, it is a very. Hard life it's a wonderful life. It's a blessed life. But. It's it's it's it's a job man once you're on that road. You're out there touring for two years two and a half years. and traveling the world and. You know everything is about those. Two and a half hours on stage or however long it may be. your dedicated. And it takes a lot out of you. And? No, I'm not. You know twenty anymore but I still. I think my energies even better now than it was then. And so you know I look at people like. You Know Mick. Jagger whose? You know in his. Mid Seventies and. Can Still Work Stadium like no other. Still has that energy and that. strength. and. You know he and I have known each other for some years now and We spent time together. And I can tell you that. He's made that decision to be able to continue doing that there's disciplined involved what he will and will not put in his body how he exercises how he rests. At cetera and so. I've decided I'm going to. Continue, doing this.

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"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:30 min | 9 months ago

"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

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"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

06:02 min | 9 months ago

"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

"That's let love rule by Lenny Kravitz let love rule is also the name of his new memoir Lenny Kravitz welcome to fresh air. Thank you. Will Your book starts out with your parents so let's talk about them a little bit. Your Mom Roxie roker was a black woman with the Hainian herited on her dad's side am and she was an actress. She's the first person in her family to go to college. He went to Howard, and at the time she met Your Dad, she was working as an actress, but she also day job. At NBC's Executive Secretary and that's where she met your dad because he was a news producer for NBC his name Psych Kravitz and he was a white Jewish man and this was in the mid sixties when they became a couple did they face a lot of prejudice as an interracial couple? They did you know I heard stories about people spitting at them in the street you know them not being able to go to certain places. My father wants took my mother. Somewhere and they had to get a hotel. and. The. Person at the desk said you know no prostitutes allowed you know even her parents were fine with it after. A conversation with my. Father. parents. Unfortunately at the time that they got together. Couldn't really except that? First of all she wasn't Jewish and on top of that she was black and that was an issue for them. They hadn't. Gotten to that place yet. Unit. Took you right because they didn't go to the wedding. They were you sort of brought peace back to to the relationship, right? Yes after my mother had me, I, think they showed up the next day. They were very curious. They knew that. Their son had had a son. And they wanted to. Meet this grandchild and they came to the hospital. and. They met my mother. And? Very, quickly they. They bonded. His parents saw. The character of my mother and fell in love with her. and. That was it. So, your parents were young and they were working a lot and for childcare you'd weekdays at your your maternal grandparents in Brooklyn So you grew up shuttling between your parents who had a small apartment on the upper east side, and then the home of your maternal grandparents who lived in Brooklyn and Bedford stuyvesant these two very different neighborhoods and you say that you see yourself as having these very different size to yourself in the the book you write. I'm deeply two sided black and white, Jewish and Christian manhattanite and Brooklyn. My young life was all about opposites and extremes as a kid you take everything in stride. So accepted my Gemini Soul I owned it in fact I adored it. Can can you talk a little bit more about that like it also seems like that at times that it was it was confusing like when you went to ps six your first day you're walking with your parents and a kid pops up and yells your mother's black and your daddy's white and the sounds like this was upsetting and maybe also the first time you were confronted with these ideas of race that set true. Yet because I never thought about it. I knew that my mother's skin tone. was what it was and I knew that my father's skin tone was what it was an. Both. Sides of the family and on top of that. My parents being artists in New York. City You, know they had friends from. you know virtually every background and religion I thought nothing of it people look different people are different people have different. Customs and traditions in that's. Life and so then I go to. School you know first grade. So I'm six now and My parents walked me to school. And I suppose my parents were the only ones that didn't match. And This kid jumped out in pointed his finger and. said that you know your father's white, your mother is black. And It was more shocking because he he jumped out and play his finger. He was Kinda. Loud. You know. So it was like, what is this? What is this statement in this action? Yet sounds jarring. Yeah, and that's when the conversations really began with my mother about about race and. Perception of things. That night I think or later that day your mom could see that you were upset at she talked to you about like. You know a way to think about your identity and I think she explained very really. Well, what did she say to you? For that time, it was it was a really good explanation in at my age she. She wanted me to understand. that. There were two sides to me. And she didn't want me to feel like I had to pick one or one was better than the other she said father. You know. Is. Rushing Jew this background And I want you to be proud of that and I want you to know about it and understand it. You know Lear of. African descent. You know by way of the Bahamas and that is your culture, and that is beautiful as well and I want you to accept that She said but. Society. Is only going to see you. As black, they're not going to see..

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"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:09 min | 9 months ago

"lenny" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Whyy. In Philadelphia this is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies Infra Terry Gross Today Lenny Kravitz his new memoir is about his life up to the release of his first album Kravitz sold over fifty million records. He grew up the only son of an interracial couple lived in new. York. Until his mother Roxie roker got a job acting in the new TV show the Jeffersons in La Kravitz struggled to find his musical voice but. was offered multiple record deals. Surprisingly, he turned them all down even though he was living in his car after his dad had kicked him out of the House Kravitz, married Lisa Bonet whom he says helped him find the music he wanted to write those songs became the album let love ruled also the name of his memoir and Maureen Corrigan reviews the new novel from Tana French who created the Dublin Murder Squad crime series. Our guest today is Lenny Kravitz. He's written a new memoir about his early life and coming of age musically with the release of his first album. Let love rule in nineteen, eighty, nine, it launched his career and made a Moroccan roll star since then he sold over forty million albums and won four grammys robe for best male rock vocal performance. He spoke last week with fresh air producer Sam. brigger. In his memoir Lenny Kravitz talks about growing up in new. York, as the child of an interracial couple. and his loving relationship with mom actress Roxie Roker who's best known for playing Helen Willis on the Jeffersons. But, his relationship with his dad's side Kravitz a TV news producer was much more difficult. The memoirs also about living in L. A. Teen and struggling to find his musical voice while getting kicked out of his home by dad and having to sleep in a car. When. Kravitz met actress Lisa, Bonet, he said he found his musical voice and wrote the songs that would make up the album. Let love rule. They married and had a child actress Zoe Kravitz. Love rules also the name of his memoir. I spoke with Lenny Kravitz from his home in the Bahamas. Let's start with the title track.

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‘The Simpsons’ Season Premiere: Here’s Who Took Over Carl’s Voice From Hank Azaria (EXCLUSIVE)

Radio From Hell

01:44 min | 9 months ago

‘The Simpsons’ Season Premiere: Here’s Who Took Over Carl’s Voice From Hank Azaria (EXCLUSIVE)

"If you're a fan of the Simpsons, you'll probably notice your he might notice. One character will be sounding a bit different in the season 32 premiere on Sunday. Kelly collision. Homer Simpson's nuclear plant co worker and Lenny Leonard's best friend. Why didn't realize it was Carl Carlson and Lenny Leonard? Yeah, there are a couple. Yeah, they they will not be voiced by Carl will not be voiced by hankers area. At least in the season premiere episode, Karl will be a voiced by actor. Alex Desert or deserved award. According to Variety, although it's unclear whether it's a permanent replacement, Mr Desert or Desert also voices Swarm on Disney Ecstasy, Spiderman maximum venom. Mr Bo Jenkins on adult Swim's Mr Pickles. You can also be seen in the flash Becker better close also around for why that one character because Carl is African American. Carl's blacks. Oh, that's something hankers area, said that he's not going to do any more is not going to do a poo. He's not going to do car always not going to do. This actor. Also, by the way, is in a school band called Hep Cat. Have You ever Heard of them? I have heard of hepcat. Yes, well, he's in that band. The switch comes as the producers for the Simpson said earlier this summer. That it will no longer have white actors. Voices on white characters makes this area has been the voice of Carl, who's black since the beginning of the show, except Carl's first appearance, where he was voiced by Harry Shearer. Sharer previously said in an interview. I don't care, Val voice

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Fall is here. So is a rise in coronavirus cases.

Post Reports

03:09 min | 9 months ago

Fall is here. So is a rise in coronavirus cases.

"Week we hit two hundred thousand deaths in the United, states from the covid nineteen pandemic. My name is Lenny Bernstein and cover health and medicine for the Washington Post. We, are into the high six millions in terms of the number of infections. A. Very major milestone. Reminder of what this has done our country. And as were facing this milestone in. What are we seeing in terms of the infection rate and things are actually going here in the US in trying to get things under control. So we had a small lull. Over the last month or two. It's nothing like what we needed. The number of infections came down into the thirty and forty thousand. which is way too high a baseline to be heading into the winter. The virus does better in the cold. It's just what viruses do. And we are going to be going indoors more which means the possibility for. Infecting each other for spread of the virus is going to increase. So we are between two parts of this pandemic coming out of a small lull that really can't be described as controlling the virus and moving into a period of the year that is fraught with very grim possibilities And in terms of what we're seeing more recently as we get into this trickier part of the year. which groups are we seeing experiencing a rise in Cova cases and where are we seeing this rise start to begin? So something like thirty states have had a rise in their case load over the past seven days it's in the Mid West. It's in the DAKOTAS Oklahoma I believe Missouri. Lots of states in the middle part of the country. It is a lot of college towns. University students have gone back to school and not all of them are following the rules about masking and about maintaining distance and washing hands, and so we are seeing outbreaks at colleges and universities across the country. As we speak, the entire student population of the University of Colorado in Boulder is on quarantine, and as you probably could guest win large numbers of students in college and university towns become infected, they tend to spread it around those towns as well. So they're taking the bulk of the blame right now. Because our testing system is so screwed up. You. Can never be one hundred percents sure that when you're seeing a rise, it just doesn't mean that we're actually doing more testing in that area

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In mock funerals and '42' jerseys, kids mourn Black Panther

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 10 months ago

In mock funerals and '42' jerseys, kids mourn Black Panther

"The fans German young government and old are trying says Russian to come to opposition grips with leader the death at Alexei the age of forty Navalny three of Black was poisoned Panther star with Chadwick the same Boseman type of Soviet era nerve agent Bozeman's death the prompted British authorities Black Panther identified Wakanda salutes into twenty around the country eighteen and mock attack funerals on a former Bobby Russian and Lenny spy homes live in mesa chancellor Arizona Angela Merkel's we got spokesman a lot Steffen of action Seiber figures that says testing out you a military saw facility and met before had inside now shown the movies proof without and then doubt put the them chemical around nerve him agent their arms from outstretched the know the chalk Gavin group Batiste lives I think in Lafayette it's a Louisiana dismaying event thank you that there not is only gone was I the victim don't know what of an to attack say with I a never chemical thought nerve this agent would happen in in Russia my day Germany has this demanded is a response from the Russian government nine his mom the Clinton Sonya says says Bozeman it hasn't and been its characters formed yet in the movies all the bounty represented being a poisoned sense of reality with a nerve agent and hope a I'm sense Charles of the of last dreaming month and to jazz embrace you are eleven year old Nick coming says when he heard Chadwick Boseman died it felt like a part of him got erased I'm a Donahue

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Kansas City Chiefs unveil Super Bowl LIV rings

Nickel Package

01:28 min | 10 months ago

Kansas City Chiefs unveil Super Bowl LIV rings

"Welcome to. The podcast for one of the hosts thinks playing guard means lurking next to the door in part synthetic truck that drives by that's me. I'm just getting. That's Lenny. And it's appropriate because I am joined today by a human being who played guard if you have to fill for eight seasons. That's right. Jeff Eight. Eight seasons just made it eight. That's the voice of Jeff Schwartz the host of the NFL podcast. Geoff Schwartz is smarter than you jeff is currently well. He's doing this podcast when he was just before we started, he was watching the super bowl ring ceremony for the Kansas City chiefs, which is the thing I did not know was happening until he told me. Yes and I feel very i. feel bad for them because this is supposed to be an I'd never won a super bowl but I've always wanted to one and the party looked so much fine. The Ring Ceremony Party they have like an April every year I mean it's a giant using I was at the Super Bowl. My. On my brother cheese right tackle I was at the Super Bowl postgame party when the chiefs one, they had flow rider and pit bull performed it was unbelievable. I imagine this'll be equally unbelievable but these these poor guys are just like. Wearing the masks are supposed to they're just walking out grabbing their rings. And Mike Moving on their families are putting together a message which is awesome. Just feels like this is like I I know the won the Super Bowl I feel bad for them. This is like nothing.

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Judge: Outside experts can visit immigrant detention center

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 10 months ago

Judge: Outside experts can visit immigrant detention center

"Judge has agreed to allow to outside experts inspect an immigration detention center in Virginia. That's been the site of the worst Corona virus outbreak at any such facility in the country. More than 80% of the centers. 300 detainees have tested positive for the virus. One detainee has died. District Judge she'll Lenny Leonie Brinkema. Has agreed to a request by lawyers representing some of the detainees to a lot of medical expert inspect the private facility in Farmville. Those lawyers have sued the operators of the facility on behalf of the detainees. They alleged poor conditions. Brinkema also agreed to a request from the facility's lawyers to bring in one of their own experts.

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Fear, language barriers hinder immigrant contact-tracing

All Things Considered

03:25 min | 11 months ago

Fear, language barriers hinder immigrant contact-tracing

"For Disease Control and Prevention. Latinos in the US are hospitalized from covert 19 at four times the rate of white people. But in some cities like Nashville, Tennessee, many of them can't even receive basic pandemic services in their native language. Alexis Marshal of W. PLN reports. Construction sites have been one of the most common places to catch the Corona virus in Nashville. That's where Lenny Tenorio was working in mid April when he got sick by the 21st he was hospitalized and tested positive for Cove in 19. Do your thing, You know, a week later, his mother and father also had to be hospitalized even as more of his family members pot Covad, 19 Tenorio says he never heard from the Metro Health Department. There's the Nashville has boasted that it has plenty of contact tracers. The problem is of the 120 brought on early in the pandemic. None of them spoke Spanish. That's even the language barriers emerged in April, according to the National Health Department's own records. Dr. Consuelo Wilkins, who oversees health equity at Vanderbilt University, warned city officials then that many covert patients didn't speak much English. We saw Arabic speaking people and then this really big cluster of Nepali speaking people. And then all of a sudden that stopped and we saw this huge surge of Spanish speaking people. It took nearly three more months for Nashville's Health Department to recruit native Spanish speaking tracers. The 1st 4 started last month. In the meantime, traces have been dialing in an interpreter. The problem is, they usually don't know whether they'll need one until somebody picks up the phone. When nobody answers. They often have to leave a message in English. If that gets lost in translation, it can throw off. The entire search for who else might be exposed and contact tracing hasn't been the only issue. There have been a Siri's of other delays and implementing additional services that could have slowed the spread of the Corona virus. Thes stays in the Spanish language hotline launched just last month, five months into the pandemic, and the city still hasn't followed through on a plan that would help immigrant families isolate during their quarantine periods. Cities like New York, Miami and Chicago have provided hotel rooms so that patients who live in tighter quarters can isolate while recovering. Nashville was encouraged to do the same back in April and a program was announced in June. But so far, not a single family has been served. The Health Department's deputy director acknowledges the city's response to outbreaks and immigrant and Spanish speaking communities has been slow, but says it's become a top priority. However, immigrant advocates still sense a lack of urgency from the city's top leaders. Lisa Sherman Nicholas is the executive director of the Tennessee immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. There's really no excuse for not having a response that's proportionate to the crisis in the immigrant and refugee community, she says. It could be a matter of life and death. Corona virus Patient, Linnington Audio and his father recovered, but his mother never came home from the hospital. She died and I lost my mom because of this, he says. I never thought this would happen for NPR

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Christian Pulisic 1st US man to score in FA Cup final

Men In Blazers

02:44 min | 11 months ago

Christian Pulisic 1st US man to score in FA Cup final

"Christian Pulisic. All Lord and Savior became the first American man. To School in an FA Cup final in our nation's history. Yes, Kali Loyd. Did do it in the women's FA Cup Final Let's talk about what happened here because a last remaining particle of American self power started ended the move. It was fantastic. Right David Path running right down the middle by. CPI. Definitely playing more centrally in this game and seems to be playing more and more centrally under Franklin. Part just POWs down the middle lays it off, ends up getting it back. With absolutely wonderful layoff from Olivia Giroux. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. But CPI still had so much work to do the replay. It's very read. Things look as good in replay as they do in real time in replay it looks even better the caress of the bull that he had to keep on his boot and that control was just majestic may I'll say a? Couple of things live as your rib is. A multifaceted monitor will cut with a bottle draconian Orion legs yet. Oh, but he's a little say. He's politic's elder brother at this point in the lenny smalls to all boys, George Milton, and soon as bull. Cain to French daddy if he's only going to do one thing which was looked for. Oh boy. With a flake that was not the. Attend love a warp speed. That's why my Christian exploding into that crevice of space very. Really Very Mba like the way he just attacked slither of space I touch instinctually enabling to goes pass Tierney and casually ethically clippings past Martinez before charging off into his now signature the Eastside and say I have become a little numb to the football watch so much drunk at all in. But when that ball flicked into the bucket, an after five minutes I was out of MUSC- bellowing at the TV a Oh, my God name all Ford's after that man that was a big player. Making a big play in a big game in a big moment. David. It wasn't a and he's an American in a Wimbley Cup final to the FA Cup final is not what it was without any doubt but that is still scoring an FA Cup final not many men of school to Golden Fa Cup final and they tend to get remembered that clubs forever. It's a little bit of a new win rather than you lose, but it will be remembered forever that is a huge achievement. It's at despite injury, which is terrible way to end the season. This was a massive. Capital Christian the end of the

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Jason Momoa receives birthday wish from wife Lisa Bonet's ex Lenny Kravitz: 'One family. One love'

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00:52 sec | 11 months ago

Jason Momoa receives birthday wish from wife Lisa Bonet's ex Lenny Kravitz: 'One family. One love'

"Now most ex husbands wouldn't be cool with their exes. Numan, but Lenny Kravitz Thie proves he's one of the chilis guys out there wishing a happy birthday to Jason Momoa, his ex ELISA bonus husband. Oh, boy. Yeah, I hear they're friends. Yeah, they are. He put one family one love a picture of himself and remote together. And then a fan commented that Lenny Kravitz's blended family probably wasn't or isn't always easy. And Lenny Kravitz replied, Easy and beautiful from the first moment. Blessed Well, shut it down, like, really chill people. You know what I mean? Like they're burning insanity. Kravitz is there actually love me? And I think it helps that you know, they divorced in 1993 guys. It's been a very long time. So long time for people to get over hurt feelings or anything like that.

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Jacksonville Mayor Seeks To Ensure Security For GOP Convention

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00:51 sec | 11 months ago

Jacksonville Mayor Seeks To Ensure Security For GOP Convention

"Jacksonville, Florida as mayor is expressing doubt that his city will be ready to host the Republican National Convention next month. NPR's Greg Allen report. City officials say the event cannot be held there if local law enforcement does not receive additional resources. Jacksonville sheriff says With the surge of Corona virus cases in Florida, he's not been able to line up. The thousands of officers from other cities and states will be needed to provide security at the August convention Mayor Lenny Curry lobby to bring the convention to Jacksonville. After President Trump decided to pull much of it out of the initial host city, Charlotte, But Curry says he has to have the Jacksonville sheriff's assurance that the event can be held safely. He knows what he's talking about. Clearly so A position that he takes that we're not prepared for this right now. Yes, I agree with him. Curry says he's had no discussions about possibly bringing in homeland security officers help quell protests at the

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Journalists of Color

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

37:15 min | 1 year ago

Journalists of Color

"Before the interviews I wanNA share my theory. For why all of this exploded for journalists of Color Right now? It goes back a few years. So many of us went from covering the first black president to covering Donald Trump. And ever, since trump came down that escalator, announcing his campaign back in Twenty fifteen, when he denounced Mexicans as drug traffickers rapist. When he was that he would build a wall at the border and that Mexico will pay for it. Those journalists were told to avoid using words like racist or lie to describe some of trump's worse behavior. That kind of self censorship, especially on race for a lot of us, it became untenable after we had to cover the death of George Floyd and report on that video of a black man, being choked to death for eight minutes. On top of that we are now dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which is laying bare racial inequities across this country. And Corinthian has given a lot of us time to sit and think. Notice what's going on in the world and in our lives and in our newsrooms? You have black journalists and other journalists of color who think of themselves as truth seekers in the same way that their white colleagues, too, but very often when they tell the truth about racism when they tell the truth about. Bright, white supremacy. They're labeled as activist. Highs! They dared to bring their blackness across the newsroom threshold. PSORIATIC McDonald's has been thinking a lot about race and the news. So I asked her as a black journalist in this moment. What does she want to see change so I would say what I want is actual structural change within newsroom leadership? I do not want the equivalent of painting black lives matter on a street in yellow letters, but in a newsroom. It's visible. By that doesn't really solve anything when it comes to pay discrepancies between. White male journalists and black female journalist who do the same job have the same level of experience and one is making thirty thousand dollars a year more than the other. The other thing is that. You cannot have. Newsroom leadership that is completely made up of six Cheddar straight white men. Even. Under straight white women. Zicklin or gender straight Whiteman that power needs to be distributed more equitably. You know the other thing died. I want to see I wanNA see US cover. Race honestly. right? Race isn't just something that black people, experience or something that non white experience, attempting that everyone experience and says and so. There needs to be a baseline of literacy rate when it comes to how we talk about race with an America how it operates within American history, and how that informs. President and what world. News media has played in that way. We have to consider that. The last time that we had a pandemic, the nineteen eighteen flu pandemic. We need to recognize that. The paper of record in Chicago the Chicago Tribune. Is Basically scapegoating black people who are fleeing the American south, basically saying Oh half a million darkies are basically invading Chicago. If that's objectivity as not the kind of objectivity that I want to participate in them. Yeah, yeah, I WANNA get personal a little bit You ended up being quoted in New York Times. Article about this reckoning talking about how you didn't have a great time at the Washington Post. You've tweeted about your experience as a black woman in newsrooms. What does this reckoning meant for you? And what have you been trying to get off your chest and this moment about your experience? In some of the newsroom's that we've been talking about my hope for this reckoning. is that. There is not one more class of you know young. Ernest! Twenty two year old coming out of journalism school I'm who basically have to go through this really damaging gauntlet. We're constantly sort of questioning yourself and your own worth and I think there are a lot of really talented journalists who have been driven from the field. Because at some point, they feel like they have to make a choice between their own mental health. Or being journalist. And they just self-preservation and I cannot blame them. and that is really a shame, because think about the people that those journalists now think about the stories that they could have told. The access they could have had picked the access to walk into certain spaces at their white colleagues cannot exactly and you know one of the ways, and this is not the only way that this is important, but one of the ways that this is important is. We need them to trust us. Our job is to tell their stories and to tell them accurately and to tell them fairly. And if people are are always getting pushed out the folks who might actually be able to empathize with them who know where they're coming from right I? There's a quote from their lake when I fall where she basically expresses the you know, she's probably the only person who covered public housing who's actually lived in public housing? That, yeah, that is. Expertise right that is. Valuable knowledge so I just I want us to be able to practice our profession with humanity. Yeah, and also it's like in this moment where it seems like more than ever before. At least in my lifetime, there is such a deficit of trust. Americans don't trust institutions. They don't trust journalism. They don't trust facts. Worst argument about whether or not mask can prevent the spread of Corona virus like in this environment if newsrooms don't act in fix some of this stuff. is going to create more mistrust in the media and these news outlets will become less relevant in a moment in which I would argue. They are needed more than ever before. Yes, and you know the thing is is and I've said this repeatedly at that American journalism does have a credibility crisis. The the credibility crisis that we have I think. Actually bears a lot of similarities to. Our current sort of Voter disenfranchisement problem. Being. In Journalism, we have not spent enough time. with the very same folks who are often disenfranchised when it comes to media coverage as well right. And when we think about the press and freedom of the press is an instrument of democracy we have to think about. enfranchising everyone, we have to think about making sure that they do find us credible. The folks. If they look at the newspaper, even look at a website or they listen to the radio and their conclusion is. That these entities are not telling the truth about them in their lives and held their lives are. For them yeah for them. That's a credibility issue for us. Yeah we can fix. It failed them. That means that. We have to develop far better relationships with folks who have historically been shunned or shut out of district of media coverage are only allowed to participate in very limited ways. You know I still very much believe in that adage, the journalism exist to comfort the afflicted and afflict comfortable. Thanks again to riot, not at McDonald's the culture writer for the undefeated and also this year. She was nominated a pilot sir. My mind. I wanted to hear from other journalists of color about their newsroom experiences. And they wrote in. Here if you, my name is Lavi Cima Guy side. I'm a naturalized citizen who came to this country as a young child. I worked at a bare he a newspaper for a long time and have fond memories of my time there. I had mostly white editors, and in fact, I've only had one non white supervisor in my over two decades in journalism. My name is John. Sepulvado, I mixed. I have Mexican Irish indigenous and Black Ancestry I worked in public media for fifteen years. There are tons of horror stories. There was the white woman editor who asked me if I like dog-fighting because she quote hurt. Might People like dogfighting? There was another white woman editor told me to smile more around the office because I quote have dark features and those dark features, scared herself and other white women around the office. One time a headline I, wrote for one of my own stories, led to a newsroom wide, meeting an emotional one, where a bunch of US had to persuade top editors to let us call the president's racism what it is! The most frustrating part was that I and others had to explain to our colleagues. Why our voices were important. And partly because they reflected the communities we covered. argued. Repeat, a thousand more stories like that. But at. A point I realized. That no matter what I did no matter how good I was no matter how hard I worked. I would always be seen. As something that is not. White. And my mobile was the leave the industry. All right time for a break. When we come back, we will hear from Latina, trailblazer who refused to leave the news business. Instead. She started her own media company to tell the stories that she wanted to tell. Hey another reminder asking you all to fill out that survey for us. Okay, it is anonymous. It is short and the link for it is NPR DOT org slash I B. A. M. Survey. All one word I BAM SURVEY NPR DOT Org. Slash IBM. Filled out I'll be really happy if he do thanks. This message comes from NPR sponsor discover. Sometimes, food is more than just food. It's an integral part of the community so this year discoveries, giving five million dollars to support black owned restaurants to places like Rodney Scott Barbecue in Charleston post office spies Birmingham back in the day bakery, and Savannah and hundreds more places in your local community all across the country. Learn how you can show your support at discover dot com. Whenever you face a choice. It helps to think like an economist and this week on Planet Lenny Summer. School will start off our course in economics within workout for your brain how to decide what something newly costs for? Planet money from, NPR. People still find it really interesting salmon like I'm like no. No I. I was the first Latina in the newsroom at NPR ever to step foot. WHO WASN'T CLEANING IT? That was me right that that was that. Was this Latina? That is Maria. She's had a long career in media, not just here NPR but also at CNN NPS in two thousand ten. She founded her own company for total media. And she has a memoir. It's called once. I was you that comes out in September, but most of you probably know Maria. As the host of a very long running public radio show turned podcast from NPR and through media. It's like new USA mighty. Hossack Latino USA has been around since the early nineties. It is attributed by NPR. which is why you hear NPR in the credits, but that will be changing USA is moving. As distributor. It means nothing's GonNa Change for you. Our listener that our audience is going to get way way way bigger. We're very excited. Announcement might have been confusing for listeners, but don't worry like. She said you'll still be able to hear the show. But the Journal of Color, especially in public radio that move meant that NPR was losing a hugely influential show dedicated to covering Latino stories in the US. And from its founding NPR has been well bad on race. More than seventy percent of NPR's newsroom is white and of the sources you here on NPR's air, those voices they are more than eighty percent white. People of Color who work in public media? We have been saying for years. Fix this including Maria Hosa. We're asking the question. Are you listening? Are you hearing? And that his own ready a power dynamic that is wrong. This notion is the assumption that they the they will always have the power I. Ask Maria what Latino USA leaving NPR means for this network, but I I asked her about blazing trails. One could see your path to be one of color who found her own company as a shining success, but one could also see your path as proving that the conventional spaces in media can accommodate of voice like you the way they should you know like. I'm so proud of what you're doing, but also the fact that you have to make your own production company shows at the NPR's and the PBS's and the CNN in many ways. Don't get it and can't help people like you tell the stories that you need to tell. I was thinking about that as I was thinking about our interview Sam because. My husband calls me Aguirre, a warrior, and then as I was thinking about our conversation, Sam. I was like well. That's great i. like that, but you know what I don't want. Journalists of color to have to be warriors at into order to be able to work as To work as journalists of Contians, who can bring their entire cells into the news room? Who are going to be seen who are going to not only be seen and heard but actually. Put into positions of power to be the ones who are listening and making the decisions about. Yeah, we want that story on the front page and the headline is going to say that exactly. I want you you know everyone has been using it. Everyone's been going to twitter sharing their reckoning story, the slight the knocked in that promotion. The being told you can't do this do that. Give me one of your reckoning stories from your career when I when I come to this country, I'm born in Mexico. My whole family's born in Mexico. We're raised on south side of Chicago. You know sixties and seventies, but as Mexican immigrants we also understood the essential nature of journalism and American independent journalism and so. My father was watching. Meet the press every Sunday and we were watching the today show and we watched sixty minutes, and because of the fact that it was so American in holding people accountable and I was like that's what journalism is so long. Story Short is many years later actually a decade ago go to sixty minutes when I'm out of work and needed a job actually and. They basically like look, can you Can you come back and talk to us? When one of the old white guys get secret is really and I, said and I just remember like. Like am I supposed to laugh? It's funny. Is that a joke as being? and. As we do in the media's people of Color, 'cause we're really good at laughing things off. Like. Yeah. Banter you know the the the the the we're so smart. On. Exactly Racism! Exactly. And I got into the subway at fifty ninth street onto my apartment in Harlem and I cried on the train. and. I was just like, but I am not. You know I'm knocking to let this take me down. And that was the moment that I decided to create food. Media Winds Rams history. Takes over Latino, USA. And Expands Latino USA grows the show and let the USA's audience twenty seven years in. Is in a continual upward trajectory. You love to see it. As I. Want to ask more about what needs to happen. We are in this moment now. Where so many journalists coming forward with their stories? But it's still unclear what newsroom leaders will actually do to fix this stuff you have been on all sides of media for profit nonprofit. Give me like a checklist of the big three or four things that mass media should do right now to effectively respond to the issues raised in this reckoning. Feel like this is a moment to be having that difficult conversation, which is pushing this reckoning that we're talking about to another level. I'm going. Give you an example, Sam it brings me joy, it brings me no joy to have to ask white men in senior editorial positions how they consider my role as a Mexican immigrant woman journalist. In relation to a president who insults every single one of those things that I do? And and And basis a lot of that on his white supremacy. Which is very challenging word to even use in our newsrooms right, but yeah. I don't feel comfortable saying it. I want you to feel uncomfortable having to answer that question. Because his white supremacy does not impact you in the way, it impacts me, and I am a journalist just like you. I am an equal journalist just like you so now. You helped me to figure out. Harmon handle that because that that impacts our might quote unquote objectively, you have to be able to recognize that you do not have an ownership of activity or an ownership of the media or an ownership of public media, or it's not yours to share yeah. Did any of the issues we've discussed about. In diversity and Unfair situations that journals of have to deal within this industry. Did those factor into your business decision. To leave NPR ex. Look I've had you know NPR's my family? IF NPR calls I'm going to say when you I was absolutely and Bureau Sam he's my family. You know we hung out once, but he's. He's my brother. Because we're digesting PR so NPR's my family Mi. Familia was my first job. But You know I started a company. And I have a team of very savvy business and media executives journalists. And when they said look, we have an opportunity here in in a competitive marketplace A. Somebody PR X.. Who wants to really go big? Yeah, I will say you know they are all of these. Underground email channels and slack channels and discussion boards were journalists of color are coming together to talk about all these issues and there's been a lot of chatter about your show. What says about NPR yeah? Why am I so disconnected? Oh my God. I thought I. Thought I was like connected because I'm on twitter and I got a fat. And what folks have been saying? People who love your show Oh my goodness. They're saying well. This speaks to the larger problems. NPR has always had with content may for people of Color. They don't market it enough. They don't support it enough. You have these program. Directors at various stations put a show like yours on at not great hours. This is the stuff that people are saying. Do you I mean like to the extent that you can elaborate on it, you know. Did you feel like NPR? Neglected or didn't promote enough your type of show. So of these issues at play with the race and diversity in space like NPR. Again. Let New USA right now is growing an audience at kind of extraordinary numbers I think we're one of the few public radio programs or previously distributed by NPR. That is growing an audience at these numbers. And so the fact that. We made this decision. Says everything about. WHAT NPR. Kind of thinks. About letting USA. Now having said that I don't know you know I. Don't know the internal finances at NPR. Maybe NPR's is is really facing a a real financial challenges that I'm not privy to. And so you know, but but when you're thinking about AH, show, that has this kind of. Audience Commitment There was a point not long ago. When one of your colleagues called me up, actually she works in. She's a Latina colleague at NPR in the newsroom, and she called me up and she said. Do you think that Latino USA has been this incredibly successful because of NPR or despite NPR. And no one had asked me that and I kind of like. ooh And I said well actually despite. Despite NPR, do you think you know 'cause? There are a lot of shows not produced by NPR. Distributed by NPR. Do, you think other shows like that in your same boat that were hosted by white people or felt to maybe India leadership more mainstream. Do you think they got more support than your show did pound for pound? Yeah How does that make you feel? Like I said, that's why. I didn't. See I've been feeling this for a long time, my love. News, so Gimme a word for the emotion. Well right now I'm glad that I'm with a partnership with Pr X.. That's not gonNA units not on the table so I'm like I'm looking to the future. That's why I'm like yeah I'm all about like? It's all about the dodge this morning, boxing teacher. was making us do the we've the. We've the constant, which by the way is really really hard, and that's just how I feel is a journalist of color in a survivor Mexican immigrant woman in this like it's always like whoo. Okay well and so. That stuff that you're saying like. How does it make me? That's rolled off me a long time ago, and it is a central part of what has moved me as a journalist as a woman of color in this country is that. Is like. Oh, you're going to try to silence me or tell me that I'm not objective or tell me that I have an agenda or tell me that is not going to be successful or tell me. Okay I might go home and cry. But I'm not GONNA give up. Thanks, again to Maria Hinojosa. She's the host of the Tino USA. We asked NPR for a response to what Maria told us and they gave us this statement. We have the highest respect and admiration for the Latino USA team and from Maria Hinojosa. We are proud. That Latino USA originated at NPR member station, K. U. T., and that since nineteen, ninety-four NPR has been the program's national distribution partner today, hundreds of NPR member stations bring the show to their listening communities. We are grateful. Maria entertain who are produced a consistently wonderful show and nurtured journalist who have gone on to work all over the public radio system. We are glad public radio listeners will continue to hear Latino. USA on their public radio stations across the nation. All right now. We're going to have a chat with someone who just began working with NPR Kelly. McBride NPR's newest public editor. I WanNa talk with her. About one particular part of this entire debate, the way in which we've been taught as journalists to do our jobs that most fundamental level leads to systemically racist outcomes. I am talking specifically about the idea of journalistic objectivity. This idea that reporters only report the facts. They keep themselves out of the story, and they eliminate all biased in their coverage. A lot of folks say well. That only works if you're man and straight. And White. I wanted to find out. Why are journalism so entrenched in objectivity and whether or not this standard is fair, so I went to one of the top journalism at experts in the country I am the senior vice president at the POYNTER institute. I am the chair of the Craig Newmark Center Ethics in leadership at the Poynter Institute and I am also the public editor for NPR that Kelly McBride. Kelly has advised newsrooms about difficult journalism ethics problems for years, so it made. Made, sense to begin by asking Kelly for her definition of objectivity in journalism, it really means that you will objectively pursue the facts in order to determine the truth, and there's all sorts of things that go into that right like there's how you frame the story how you identify who you're going to interview, and then really important is who else is involved in the story. So who edits it because that the the safety nets that are created in newsrooms are meant. To help an individual program against her own bias now the problem is if all the safety nets have the same biases that that doesn't happen right and that's. That's exactly what's been happier. Also objectivity has come to mean certain different things for different journalists. There are some. Who say well objectivity means that you have to. Pretend! That kind of you don't exist, and you have to just simply say what these powerful people are saying doing. You don't provide context you don't provide analysis. It's a kind of. Totally taking yourself all the way out of it to the point where you won't even tell people if you vote or not. And I think. This is the thing for me like there's so many different interpretations of what objectivity means, yet you know that's actually kind of a confederation of two different principals in journalism, so one is the principle of objectivity in this idea that that we are pursuing the truth in spite of our own biases, and that that we actually promised, swear to God that we're going to get it right because we have all these safeguards in place, even though they've failed numerous times in the past. But the other thing is is that in American journalism in particular? It was built on this business principle of aggregating A. Politically diverse audience, and then selling that audience to advertisers, so in in Europe you see much more you see much more of the journalism coming through a political lens because that's just how the business model grew up over there, but over here especially as in different markets, you went from multiple newspapers to a single newspaper. There was this motive that was really a business motive that you would bring in the entire political spectrum and if you were going to do that, you needed to convince that audience that you in the newsroom didn't have. Any particular biases it is refreshing to hear you as a leader in the industry acknowledged that some of this is about the principles and bedrocks of our journalism, and some of it's about business, and at the end of the day for whatever reason we have ended up with a definition of objectivity. That is as much about business as it is about telling the truth and I think what frustrates so many journalists, somebody younger journalists, journalists of color or women require journalists as at newsroom leaders are resistant to acknowledge that I read NPR's social media policy, and it's couched in terms of ethics and morality and idealism. But I also know that part of it is the bottom line is. Not Do anything of the public facing person at NPR. That would possibly damage NPR's revenue streams. And I mad. They don't just say that. Yeah? They don't mean to say that they. Don't I mean that's the thing is they? Don't. They really do believe, and I actually believe also that there is. That there is a line somewhere that we shouldn't cross, and maybe it is way up the continuum on just. If you're a political reporter. You can't help people who you're voting for. Maybe the line is all the way over there. Right, because of imagine that like if you were a political reporter in you were covering. Trump's campaign and you again. I'm voting for Biden though I was that guy. Did you tell people out loud. I didn't tell folks voting for in two thousand sixteen, and I wouldn't but I think gets. Those are the ones where I think everyone can agree, but there's there's there's other things like how much of me do I. Bring to a story when I'm covering police violence against black men. Am I allowed to say that's racist. Because I know what racism is experienced, it trust me and don't make me say racially tinged. Like those, and that's where it gets murkier well. You know you know where I. I experienced this. Yeah, so when gay marriage was was a hot hot issue, right? They were different cities or states that were making gay marriage legal. The Supreme Court hadn't yet decided in San Francisco the mayor of San Francisco. made it legal and a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle on a Saturday after weeks of covering it, the City Hall reporter went down and got a marriage license, and she was taken off the beat. Wow, and as in as an ethicist, right is a journalism ethicist. I was like wait a second. That can't be right. because. She was exercising in San Francisco. What was a legal right? You don't mean you didn't tell people who'd been divorced. They couldn't cover this issue because they'd you know somehow. Defiled the sanctity of marriage by? Getting divorced. So that was, that was where realized that you cannot penalize people for who they are. That's not fair. Yeah, because you end up with the only people that are untainted enough to do all the work are people who are only straight are people who are only men are people who have only gone to college and has a certain pedigree people who are an the deaths a problem, so bias is to right. It's just that we don't well. That's the thing, but these leaders aren't seeing those. Yeah, because they look just like them. I think now what is required to speak to the Syria. Systemic issues being raised in this reckoning. Going to have to be an acknowledgement that the movement toward writing these wrongs. It's going to be in some ways painful and you should do it anyway. From your conversations with newsroom leaders across the country. Do you think they're ready to accept that idea that this might hurt that? It might not just be. A statement and everyone shakes hands, and says sure good now now I mean nobody wants to voluntarily sign up for something painful. You do it because you know that what comes on the other side is worth head. There's individuals in every single newsroom who are part of the problem. Then somebody has to tell those people that if they want to keep their jobs, they have to stop being part of the problem, and that means that they're either going to have to be quiet. Or they're going to have to change or leave. Just leave well. That's I mean if they want to keep their job right like. Yeah and I've seen people. Who are these problem, people? I don't think I've ever seen any of them. Actually chain, but I've seen some of them. Learn to be quiet and let other people lead. And then they actually become the beneficiary. Of what comes after yeah. And then I. Think also so many lessons of me too I. Think are applicable to this meteoroid. Me To kind of work. Because a lot of folks were just literally canceled and they had to go, they were shamed. They were fired. And you said you can't be here anymore. And it was painful for them, and probably all the folks that liked them in love them but like. Sometimes, it's just that yeah. So my last question for you back to these two ideals that butt heads this idea of objectivity. But also this business idea of needing to be somewhat neutral to appeal to a large audience. And reworking probably reassessing, what objectively means a newsroom? What advice would you give to newsroom leaders? Writing up that next ethics guideline for their journalist about quote, Unquote Objectivity Post reckoning. Yeah, so this is where I'm supposed to come through with something really profound and I mean I. I am I. Am humble enough to say. That I don't have the answer yet. But I'm also arrogant enough to say that I believe after working through lots of really really hard ethics problems with newsrooms that I think we are going to find the answer and I think it's going to start by. Recognizing that there is a difference between. Revealing political bias. and. Revealing lived experience. And we need to start there and say your lived. Experience should not count as political bias. Thanks again to Kelly McBride joining us and thanks to everyone who, over the last week or so shared very very personal stories about life as a person of color in the newsroom. I heard from colleagues as well. And one thing one of those colleagues told me about all of this. She said so much of this work is convincing journalist. who think they've been doing it right for so long that maybe in some ways they've been doing it wrong. And then she said to me. This phrase really stuck with me, she said. How do you argue with the fish about the water there's. I. Don't know just yet how to do that. It's pretty difficult. It seems frustrating,

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More states reverse or slow reopening plans as coronavirus cases climb

MSNBC Morning Joe

06:59 min | 1 year ago

More states reverse or slow reopening plans as coronavirus cases climb

"Was another record setting weekend for new cases of Corona virus three straight days have some the highest numbers yet. A record forty six thousand cases, Friday, almost forty, three, thousand on Saturday and more than forty one thousand yesterday, Florida South Carolina Nevada and Georgia all reported their highest member of daily cases on Saturday with more than two and a half million cases in the US now reported and new infections, surging health and Human Services Secretary Alex. as are issued this warning. The window is closing. We have to act and people as individuals have to act responsibly. We need to social distance. We need to wear face coverings if we're in settings where we can't social distancing particularly in these hot zones. Right now several governors are rolling back reopening plans in Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Who allowed businesses to start reopening an early May shutdown bars and limited restaurant dining in. Amid a spike in cases in California Governor Gavin. newsom rolled back reopening of bars and seven counties including. Los Angeles and in Florida more beaches will be closing again to avoid further spread of the virus, as officials try to tamp down on large gatherings, one of those large gatherings still scheduled in Florida is the Republican National Convention in August which was just relocated to Jacksonville. Now over two hundred Florida, doctors have signed an open letter to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, calling on him to at least institutes, social distancing and mask mandates at the RNC. Joining us now is one of the doctors who signed that letter. Dr Carolyn mcclanahan who works at a clinic for the working uninsured also in the State Attorney for Palm? Beach County Dave Ehrenberg a doctor mcclanahan. What is the risk of the RNC taking place with people not necessarily having to wear masks and all clustered together I. Ask this because so far at trump events. They have removed stickers. To Guide people about social distancing, and they have clustered people together all chanting and waving their arms in a hot environment at least two that I can think of right now. I think it's possible to conceive that they would try and do this again in Jacksonville. How dangerous could that be for people as it pertains to the coronavirus? Well, this definitely can be a nightmare. One of the problem is when you get a bunch of people you can say social distance, but people don't social distance and one of the problems that has really irked me in Jacksonville's. Our mayor has not in had a mandate for face bass, wearing yet, and we definitely needed. Our numbers are surging in Jacksonville. I work at a clinic for the working uninsured. It's a free clinic and they are the servers at these. Bars Janitors, and they'll be cleaning up after people I'm so nervous that are cases are just going. Just search from all of this. Dave Ehrenberg. I'm just curious. After watching pences event yesterday. I believe it was in Dallas where there was a choir, a large choir singing all standing close together a I know at trump rallies. They had people sign a disclaimer saying that the trump campaign can't be held liable if you could track the coronavirus. AH, trump valley rally, but what about the RNC in the State of Florida If we get a surge in light of the RNC, is it truly not the Republican Party that could be held liable for clearly violating CDC guidelines violating science, and and the advice that has been given from the government about what it takes to stay safe from the coronavirus. Meka there could be some civil liability if you can specifically tie a case of coronavirus to that event, although the RNC would probably say a million different reasons why that person contracted coronavirus not are super spreader event, but as possible, but you can rest assured that attendees are the RNC. We'll be forced to sign the same type of waiver as the people in Tulsa. This is crazy and Dr Caroline should be commended in writing that letter, but I don't think it's GonNa make much of a difference when the individuals who are making the decisions here. The governor and the mayor of Jacksonville will be taking their marching orders on these matters from one person one person alone. President trump and president trump does not want. The convention moved again. He wanted in Jacksonville at the end of August, and he doesn't want people to be forced to mass because he doesn't want the world to see a pack convention with his supporters wearing masks, because president trump sees it as a sign of weakness, and it runs counter to his narrative of transitioning to greatness. It's sad that when it comes to public health that it is now politicized, but that's what we have in the year twenty twenty. Doctrine, mcclanahan Casey haunt has a question for you Casey. Casey Dr Good Morning. If, even if every precaution was followed, if every single person in that all wore masks, if were sanitizing everything after every event taking the extra time is it? Is it at all possible? This would be a safe thing to enter at all. Setting aside I mean we've seen those pictures from the rallies. The president himself fuses to wear masks. I'm not saying that these things will happen, but is it even possible to make it safe? No I mean you're asking for Nirvana for them to act like it's the perfect, and it won't be and so even with mask wearing. There is a small amount of transitions that can occur, and I just concerned that even if they do all the best things that with that many people, that's a lot of people for even a half a percent transmission to occur, though it's not gonNa work, and it just crazy. The Democrats are planning totally virtual convention. Why can't the Republicans can do that and I just WanNa? Be Clear here we are. We don't care which convention it is or whatever it is. There shouldn't be a convention putting all those people together. Dr Carolyn mcclanahan. Thank you very much Dave Ehrenberg. We'll see you once again later this week. Thank you as

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Thousands gather for 'Black Trans Lives Matter' rally in Brooklyn

Snap Judgment

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Thousands gather for 'Black Trans Lives Matter' rally in Brooklyn

"Of people dressed in white chanted black trans lives matter and black Transpower outside of the Brooklyn Museum this afternoon in a demonstration to call attention to the experiences of black trans people Lenny brown is the sister of labeling Polanco a trans woman who died at reikers island after guards failed to provide her medical care after she suffered seizures in the jail solitary unit she spoke at the rally we after the rally the March for black trans lives continue to fort Greene park near downtown Brooklyn the protest was called Brooklyn liberation in action for black trans lives it was organized by the okra project Marsha P. Johnson institute and other organizations

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"lenny" Discussed on Grounded with Louis Theroux

Grounded with Louis Theroux

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"lenny" Discussed on Grounded with Louis Theroux

"Come true. Thank you and thank you for saying. Hello is very weird if you listen to this. Louis met each other sorts of around. Documentary festivals and. Television Center and things and I always say alot because I recognize Louis off the telly and he doesn't really know me and this has been a lovely thing I. Hope we get to talk in more collegiate manner when I Z U I would love that. So once we're all out of our houses, let's do that. We can talk from a safe distance. Ramadan stones God is watching us we should. The old. TV, show in the seventies they'd end on a slowed slow dance must end on. This. Is Me from this. So here it is Louis ru every everybody's nice. You'd. You've been listening to ground it with Louis through my guest. Today has been comedian campaign and actor Salon with George Henry better known to as Lenny Henry. Next week. My guest is actor musician and activist rose McGowan. Remember more conversations in the series just search for grounded with Louis through on BBC sounds and subscribe. This has been a mind house conduction for BBC radio four put together remotely by pull Cobra and Catherine Monette..

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"lenny" Discussed on Grounded with Louis Theroux

Grounded with Louis Theroux

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"lenny" Discussed on Grounded with Louis Theroux

"And welcome to the through household during lockdown. Against the soundtrack of children running wild and parents taking squeeze in work while the other tries to rein them in. And my work during these strange times is this grounded with Louis through a podcast series for BBC radio four in which I talked to people similarly lockdown who had been keen to meet. Only now we meet remotely. Using video conferencing software, and getting our guests to record their half of the compensation. Up doing some recording his will. To and to. You sound to you. That's Lenny Henry. My guess for today someone I grew up watching TV. And who way back, I tried to get to a beer in one of my documentaries. But perhaps quite rightly, he turned me down. not this time though nowhere else to go he set his device to record and we begin. Okay let's rock. How.

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"lenny" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

08:04 min | 1 year ago

"lenny" Discussed on American Scandal

"Richard. Pryor George Carlin Sarah Silverman Chris Rock. These are just a few of the stand up comedians. Who found fame with vulgar and unflinching comedy performed without fear safe with the knowledge that their material was considered free speech in America that even their raunchiest jokes fell under the protection of the first amendment. But this wasn't always the case just decades ago. It was illegal to tell boundary pushing jokes in public. Those who did could be found guilty of obscenity. A crime that could be punished with steep fines and imprisonment. It WASN'T UNTIL THE NINETEEN FIFTIES. That Lenny Bruce rose to prominence as a comedian and challenge. The Nation's obscenity laws. He was brilliant uncompromising outspoken onstage and off in his acts he skewered the norms of mainstream society. He railed against hypocrisy and comedy took a hard look at religion race politics sex and more bruce quickly became a counter cultural legend but he also became a target for those in power who saw his dissenting views as a threat. Bruce clashed frequently with law enforcement throughout his career but his decisive legal battle began in nineteen sixty four in New York City. It was a bitter fight. One that would task just how far the authorities would go in order to silence a performer. Who spoke out. And Criticize Conventional Morality. It was a trial that would not only change comedy but redefined free speech in America. This is episode. One the obscenity circus. It's April Eighteenth nineteen forty nine in New York City inside the CBS Studio Building Stage Lights. Illuminate the set of Arthur Godfrey's talent. Show Lenny Bruce waits in the wings clutching a stack of homemade cue cards. His right hand trembles for months. He's worked on these jokes and he can't afford to flop a single word. This is the number one late night variety show in the country as television. The big time could make his career. So Bruce tries to relax. He thinks he could use a drink. His armpits or moist his bowtie feels like it's choking him and that cream they used the slick down his hair so stiff now he feels like he's wearing a helmet and takes breath a break from his no cards. He watches Godfrey delivering opening monolog with his trademark folksy charm a forty five year old showbiz veteran makes it look so easy. Bruce just turned twenty four. He wonders if he'll ever be as good. Or as popular bruce drops one his cue cards curses but then glances nervously toward the nearby crew members. A makeup girl approaches stars pattering. His face but also with a smile warns him that he better not use language like that. When he's on stage just a crewman with a clipboard. Walks over and tells bruce that he's up bruce strides stage with all the confidence. He can muster. Here's a creek. As a spotlight swivels overhead following him to the microphone takes a deep breath. Looks out at the hundreds of people waiting the audience for a split. Second he hesitates. He's worked so hard to get to this moment. Refining his jokes turing tiny clubs in the middle of nowhere getting paid pennies but now that he's finally hear something feels wrong can't quite put his finger on it so the audience costs. Bruce realizes he'd better get started. He doesn't impression of James cagney crying dirty rat. It's a perfect imitation next. He does a bit about Audrey Hepburn on a date with Gregory packing and pitches his voice at just the right active. He makes a few more good nature wisecracks about movie stars in general and then before he knows that his time is up is performed his entire routine perfectly. Studio audience cheers. It's at that moment. He realizes what's bothering him. This should be the happiest moment of his life but deep down he knows how much better his performance would be if you could do things his way the way he does it sitting at the bar with his friends. That's the real lenny. Bruce the Lenny Bruce who makes cracks about the time Gregory Peck cheated on his wife. Bruce Acknowledges the applause then he heads offstage his smile. Fading if he's going to be an honest to God comet cannot some phony. He needs to do things differently. They'll have to hone his craft in front of his kind of people not these tourists suburbanites. Bruce's heard about the after hours clubs and strip joints where they don't tell you what to say or how to say it. He thinks that's where he truly belongs where he can be free on his way to the exit door rips off his Bowtie and chucked in the trash. It's early nineteen fifty seven in Los Angeles California Lenny. Bruce recline on the Black Leather Sofa in his living room impresses the damn wash cloth over his eyes and breathes slowly. He's still coming down from all the booze and pills swallowed the night before. Recovery isn't as easy as it used to be and the Bruce in his thirties. The setting sun closed through the windows lighting the room and shades of pink and gold. Bruce loves this House. La has a special place in his heart to it was here that he learned to work the burlesque scene surrounded by gyrating strippers. He developed new material that was uncensored any far cry from the material he formed eight years ago. Arthur Godfrey show in that time. He developed a following and even made some money from his work. But even well-stocked bank account can't solve a bad hangover as he reclines on the SOFA. Suddenly the wash cloth is pulled from his eyes. He grown in protest his wife drops down on the couch and tells them to get up. Her name is Hanni and Lenny met her at a strip club or she was working as a dancer. Even though Lenny's hung over he still thinks she's got the prettiest mile he's ever seen. Honey reminds him that is coming up on nighttime and she asked doesn't have a show in a couple of hours. Lenny sits up wipes his mouth his head throbs skin feel sticky. He leans into sneak a kiss but when honey catches a whiff of his breath she passing away when he pleads with her. I'm a foul mouth comedian. I don't brush my teeth. Says rather than laughing on his face Horton's and all at once and he knows what she's GonNa say. Honey reminds them that he needs to be careful in needs to clean up his act. Even if he's telling jokes at a strip club cops come around even there and they could bust him lenny frowns he rises and says he's not worried about the cops as he had toward the bathroom. Honey grabs his arm though stops him. She says she serious. He should be worried. The wrong joke in the wrong place. It'll get him arrested Lenny. Counters says. His Act isn't obscene. He talks the way people talk in real life. And there's nothing wrong with that honey. Says she understands but the police will not. She's worried he's define them to openly. Now go out of their way to make an example of him. So any pauses then. He promises that in the end. He's going to win the fight. Honey shakes her head. She tells him that depends on how he defines winning. It's April one thousand nine hundred. Eighty nine lenny. Bruce waits patiently backstage at new. York's Hudson Theater. This is the home of the Steve Allen Show. Bruce Likes Allen he wears hip black rimmed. Glasses like buddy holly and isn't afraid to be a little vulgar. In fact Steve. Allen is one of Bruce's biggest mainstream supporters. An article came out in time. Magazine Calling Bruce. The high priest of comedy as still Alan fought to keep bruce on the show as he wasted go on Bruce Milestone himself. They call him sick because he speaks his mind because he's suspicious of the hypocritical suburban world of America. But the way he sees it. That's exactly what makes him healthy. Onstage Allen begins his introduction he tells the audience that once a month they book a comedian whose going to offend everybody and tonight they have the most shocking comedian of all he calls out Lenny. Bruce's name as the house band. Fires up a song Bruce Walks. Onstage.

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"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

Inside the Studio

03:37 min | 3 years ago

"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

"Kravitz his debut. Wet Rule came out that same year and it established the blueprint. He'd follow of next decade recorded almost everything himself and borrowed from the heroes of the nineteen sixties and Seventies. Without apology creating a where John Lennon Jimi Hendrix. Were locked arm in arm with Bob Marley. And the COMMODORES. Critics didn't give him much slack when it came to his retro look and sound but other artists and audiences were more accepting when let love rule came out prince phone crabs out of the blue to connect and crabs found himself opening for Tom. Petty David Bowie. And Bob Dylan. Who brought him on stage at one point? To Sing. Maggie's farm I was scared shitless Kravitz remembered earlier. This year I didn't know the words. In Nineteen ninety-one Kravitz. Hit number two with the soulful breakup ballad. It ain't over till it's over from Mama said second album charged by the dissolution of his marriage by Nineteen ninety-three the Kravitz writing high on the title track from his third album. A ZIP line rocker called. Are you GONNA go my way? The opening act on his European tour was none other than Robert Plant. Who dubbed Lenny Kravitz? The new King of Cock rock by the way Kravitz says he and guitarist. Craig Ross came up with. Are you to go my way in five minutes at the end of a recording session? Well someone else was waiting to get into the studio anyway. You see what I mean about our rock and roll novel not seeming particularly realistic and we have not even gotten to the part about his homes in the Bahamas in Brazil or the Manhattan apartment. He sold for reported fifteen million dollars or his engagement to Victoria's secret model Adriana Lima or The statue of Miles Davis he has in his Paris. Home which is a four storey townhouse originally built to be the US embassy or the bit about him being a distant cousin of NBC Weatherman. Out roker or the half of a joint that he smoked with Mick Jagger and kept as a talisman for about a year until he ran out of weed and smoked the rest of it honestly. We've barely scratched the surface of all the ways. In which Lenny. Kravitz is some sort of platonic ideal of a Rockstar Kravitz. Who rose to fame in the early nineties era of grunge and Gangsta rap was ridiculed for justice? And it's worth asking. Why yeah he borrowed wholesale from the music of the past with a clear love of led Zeppelin and he went on stage looking like he was in costume? But then again so to Jack. White of the white stripes in the late eighties and early nineties is crab. It's was weaving the music of his childhood into his own albums. Rappers were building their sounds around samples of George Clinton Zap or Stevie wonder and Kravitz. May or may not have been thinking about just this when he took a public enemy instrumental itself made from James Brown sample added some synthesizers in turned it into Madonna's justify my love. Oh yeah I understand. Grunge gangster rap the white stripes. There were little more inventive. They have a little more to tell us about the world than Lenny. Kravitz escapism. But I can't remember the last time rock and roll pop. Music didn't include escapism. And as for Lenny. Kravitz being dedicated to vintage sounds. Listen to what goes around comes around from Mama said today and it sounds like a model for Pharrell Williams..

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"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

Inside the Studio

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

"Dreaming Tunes and then Waking Up and recording you know if you were writing a novel. About a Rockstar you came up with a character like Lenny Kravitz it'd be a pretty hard sell. You'd probably get a stern talking to from your editor along the lines of well, this is fascinating. And the parts about dating the Brazilian supermodel and Tom Cruise is ex wife. Those are definitely a lot of fun, but it's really not very believable. Could you come up with something a little more realistic because craft, his life and accomplishments defy most of the way we understand. The world works in sometimes the laws of space and time some details chosen more or less at random. He was born in new. York, city to a black mother and white father. His Mom Roxie roker was an actress. Is Dad Psych? Rabbits was a former green beret who, after serving in the Korean War became a TV producer with a sideline as jazz promoter and a music producer. Lenny Kravitz grew up with artists and musicians in and out of his house, including Duke Ellington and Miles Davis at age six. He saw James Brown at the Apollo and around the same time he saw the Jackson five at Madison Square Garden. Photos from this era show a young lenny with a peace sign painted on his forehead like a third I in our rock and roll novel. We'd call that foreshadowing. By Age ten, he was living in Los. Angeles because his mom had gotten cast on the Sitcom the Jeffersons playing half with an interracial couple apart Kravitz said was modeled to some degree on her own life during this time when he joined the California, boys, choir, and performed classical music, sometimes with the Metropolitan Opera, but by the time he was a teenager, he was deep into rock and roll and attending beverly. Hills High School Although. He really wouldn't become friends with the other guitar obsessed biracial kid in his class Saul Hudson until later when Saul was known as slash and playing with guns and roses. Twenty three in one thousand, nine hundred seven Kravets got married in Las Vegas to Lisa Bonet then parlaying her role and be number one television show in America, the cosby show in her own series a different world. Their daughter Zoe was born a year later. During this time. Lenny was recording his music on his own. And after being rejected by labels for not sounding black enough for white enough, he was signed in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine by virgin. The story goes that he played five minutes of his music and the A and R. Person He was meeting with left. The room came back with another executive who promptly declared the Kravitz was prince meets John Lennon and signed him..

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"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

Inside the Studio

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

"Dreaming tunes and then Waking Up and recording. You know if you were writing a novel about a Rockstar. You came up with a character. Like Lenny Kravitz. It'd be a pretty hard sell. You'd probably get a stern talking to from your editor along the lines of well. This is fascinating and the parts about dating the Brazilian supermodel and Tom Cruise is ex wife. Those are definitely a lot of fun. But it's really not very believable. Could you come up with something? A little more realistic because craft his life. And accomplishments defy most of the way we understand the world works in sometimes the laws of space and time. Some details chosen more or less at random. He was born in New York City to a black mother and white father. His Mom Roxie roker was an actress. Is Dad cy crab it's was a former green beret? Who after serving in the Korean War became a TV producer? With a sideline as jazz promoter and a music producer. Lenny Kravitz grew up with artists and musicians in and out of his house including Duke Ellington Miles Davis at age six. He saw James Brown at the Apollo and around the same time. He saw the Jackson five at Madison Square Garden photos. From this era show a young lenny with a peace sign painted on his forehead like a third. I in our rock and roll novel. We'd call that foreshadowing by age ten. He was living in Los Angeles because his mom had gotten cast. On the Sitcom the Jeffersons playing half with an interracial couple apart Kravitz said was modeled to some degree on her own life during this time when he joined the California boys choir and performed classical music sometimes with the Metropolitan Opera but by the time he was a teenager he was deep into rock and roll and attending Beverly Hills high school although he really wouldn't become friends with the other guitar. Obsessed biracial kid in his class Saul Hudson until later when Saul was known as slash and playing with guns and roses. Twenty three in one thousand nine hundred seven Kravets got married in Las Vegas to Lisa. Bonet then parlaying her role and be number one television show in America. The cosby show in her own series. A different world their daughter Zoe was born a year later. During this time Lenny was recording his music on his own and after being rejected by labels for not sounding black enough for white enough he was signed in one thousand. Nine hundred eighty nine by virgin. The story goes that he played five minutes of his music and the A and R person he was meeting with left the room came back with another executive who promptly declared that Kravitz was. Prince Meets John Lennon and signed him..

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"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

Inside the Studio

04:43 min | 3 years ago

"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

"The backstory. Of Most Lenny Kravitz out. Ince's a rock and roll fantasy. Lenny rented a chateau in France to work under. He was living in his vintage airstream trailer on the beach in the Bahamas and he was recording in the studio that he built for himself in an island. Paradise but making this latest album was a little different at least in the lead-up after ten albums going back almost thirty years to let love rule in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine as well. As a handful of acting roles in precious the hunger games and the TV series star. Craft's wasn't exactly sure where he was. Or MAYBE WHO? He was musically you know his course early on had been chartered by the music the sixties and the seventies that he grew up loving born in nineteen sixty four lenny. Kravitz seems to have entered the world wearing bell bottoms in a fringed Buckskin vest and has really never taken them off. But he's also a musical polymath and he plays nearly all the instruments on his albums. He's always shuffled styles. Seventies Philly Soul Misty Mountain hop rock stampers roots reggae supersaturated Beatles. Melody like he was a vegas dealer at a blackjack table early on. His style was firmly rooted between one thousand nine hundred sixty seven the summer of love in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven the summer punk and he used a recording method vintages. The clothes he wore but by the time he was covering the guess. Who's American woman in? Nineteen ninety nine for the soundtrack to Austin powers. The spy who shagged me. He'd embrace modern technology on samples like fly away. He was a decade or so into his career and he'd already racked up enough songs for greatest hits package. Full of the sort of inescapable hits bachman-turner overdrive or the guess who put on the radio in the nineteen seventies. That's not really the version of the seventies. He was aiming for but who cares. It ain't over till it's over stand by my woman create songs. Are you going go my way and always on the run completely different kind of great songs and sometimes as a listener? That's really all that matters leading up to raise vibration his latest and eleventh album. Kravitz was getting pressure to work with outside producers and come up with a sound that was more contemporary although he's recorded with Jay Z. As far back as his two thousand four album baptism and he worked with VICI on a remix of Super Love from his twenty eleven album. Black AND WHITE AMERICA. Contemporary has never exactly. Been Lenny. Kravitz is lane and so found himself if not at a crossroads kind of artistic traffic jam stuck because I can play many different styles and I like so many different shots of music. I wasn't really clear on where it was. I wanted to go. I can go here. I can go there. I can go here and I was thinking too much but it was good because i. I've never really done that so it was really good because what it led to was me letting go of every thought that I had and just stopping and when I did that and I got quiet. I began to wake up in the middle of the night with songs in my head and that to me is the most beautiful way because it takes me my thought process my ego. Whatever is there takes it out of it and it's just pure channeling and I dream tunes all the time but I've never dreamt whole them so when you when you say you dreamt this whole album. It was coming to you one song at a time not long at a time and I would wake up and put the melody that ems hearing on in my head on and on recorder for grabbed the guitar in the bedroom in put the courts down and Whatever the melody is or recite whatever words it is I was hearing and then you work on track work on it for a week. We're GONNA for two weeks with whatever long. It took me to put things together. Because I'm playing all the instruments and I'm doing a lot of the orchestrations and and so forth so everything's happening wanted to time and then that song would sort of get finished and then here comes another one.

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"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

Inside the Studio

04:52 min | 3 years ago

"lenny" Discussed on Inside the Studio

"lenny" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"lenny" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Wanting to get into your car if three thirty in the morning i understand you're driving because you want to make money that's great i love uber a use it a love it a lot of people do it that way to get your side hustle on but damn if you see lenny show up on your iphone at three thirty in the morning you really gonna take that this guy did and was the biggest mistake of his life because at some point during that ride lenny decide that he wants to switch up and according to reports the driver was not having any of that so lenny reacted the way that we knew lenny would the way that none of us would have by threatening this dude's life reportedly because isn't that the normal response in that situation hey hey can you take me here instead actually serrano i cannot really i'll kill you or kill you you want that or kill you dead you want that that's what i thought take me there we'll take you there all right this isn't a route hey you're taking me to the police station right you threatened to kill me i mean you've got to do it in the back seat of your car ready to end you so what is your next move your next move i mean what would lenny.

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