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Christian Worth & Brent Finnegan with Rural GroundGame

Two Broads Talking Politics

35:15 min | 1 year ago

Christian Worth & Brent Finnegan with Rural GroundGame

"Thank you christine works and greg pedicic from virginia. I'm cute broad talking politics it could hi this is kelly with abroad stalking politics. Today i am joined by two candidates for the virginia house of delegates race here twenty eighteen. We have christian worth who is running in in house district twenty four high christian high and we're joined by brent finnigan who is running in house district twenty six. I run. I thanks for having us on the podcast. So could you start by telling us just a little bit about yourselves. Why you are running for the house of delegates in a little bit about your background background. Christian went to like start sure. My name is kirsten. Worth and i live in lexington virginia. I am running in a district that goes all the way the border with west virginia up through the suburbs of lynchburg and i am running because after a couple years of volunteering with other campaigns being out knocking on doors talking to hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of folks i realized that we really needed someone to run on basic kitchen table issues and get back back to what would bring investment to our part of the commonwealth. I'm running. This is now the second time actually for both christian and myself a christian in. You're rented a special election december and iran in two thousand seventeen so virginia's one of the few states that has the off off year elections. You know i was i've been involved in my community for the last fourteen years and i started to get more involved about a year before the election of donald trump and stayed stayed involved and engaged <hes> in really had a focus on you know helping the rural part of the district i grew up in a small town and the district that i'm running in and i've seen <hes> you know the decline of a lot of the rural communities and our part of the shenandoah valley and as you know we need to stand up for that <hes> and make sure that the people who live in our districts are getting the same <hes> fair treatment that people everywhere else in in virginia getting and make sure that we're getting fair funding for schools and you know livable wages and also a livable planet for future generations roots yeah so i think you know a lot of people sort of think that it's you know democrats win. The urban areas and republicans win the rural areas. How do you run as a democrat in a rural area and make sure that you're connecting with voters there. It's it's really interesting that we we hear that a lot but when i'm asked that question my answer is that you don't run any differently. You still have to get out and meet voters where they are. You have have to go out on the doors. Make the phone calls and so the really short version is you get in a car and you drive you drive hundreds and hundreds of miles to get through the expansive districts to meet as many people as you can. We have mile long driveway as we have a lot of fences were going down to farms earns. <hes> mountains hollers haulers but it just takes a lot more time. It's a lot more intensive are voter. Outreach program really has taken to account a lot of things that you wouldn't in an urban area yeah and i think at the doors to you know <hes> this may be true whether it's urban suburban or rural but you know i think think for me a big part of canvassing why i love it so much as just getting out on the doors and talking to folks and instead of me trying to sell them on something <hes> vote for me. Just just say you know what issues are important to you and you know you hear from folks that are facing some really big struggles and in a lot of these cases this this is the first time not only that democrat has knocked on their door the first time that anyone has knocked on their door a lot of these communities are just the republican we can vote is taken for granted and <hes> so they don't try my opponent. This year is the same <hes> delegate iran against in two thousand seventeen eighteen. You know he was challenged. During a special election and democrats lost pretty badly <hes> that year and then they never tried again so he's just is kind of a you know he he walks in every election he doesn't run and so we're actually challenging them in every district in the shenandoah valley valley and we're making them <hes> earned their every single vote. It's nothing is taken for granted so in making people making our delegates pay attention to the issues that matter to people in their district so when you're out talking to people what are some of the issues that are really concerning them and have you noticed any difference you know from from the last time you ran to now is the is it pretty much. The same issues are people concerned about different things i i mean in my district district twenty six. <hes> you know the alice report. The united way came out with national report in in many states across the country. Allah stands for asset limited income constrained employed in what that report showed is <hes> you know in my district strict what i have sort of intuitively known all along that many many more families are struggling than the headlines in the newspapers would would let on the incumbent that i'm ringing running against you know. He says you know the economy's doing pretty well. The stock market's doing good. I'm doing good business. <hes> you know where the number one state for business so <hes> you know everything's fine and the alice report showed that in district twenty six about half of the people living in my district are you there living in the below the poverty line or they're barely scraping by being able to you know barely able to pay their bills living paycheck to paycheck and that plays he's out again and again and again at the doors when i'm out talking to folks in my community. It's <hes> you know. They don't say i have economic anxiety excited. They say you know we just had a second kid. My dad was just diagnosed with alzheimer's. He's moving in my brother-in-law's living on the couch <hes> <hes> we don't know what we're gonna do and there's no affordable childcare and there's no affordable elder care and what are we supposed to do. Those are the kinds of stories that i hear over and over and over again i would agree completely with brent that when you go in and you're having that conversation it's at that person store at their home and they open up about what they're worried about. What keeps them up at night. You hear some very compelling stories about a worries. About how do you pay your bills worries about healthcare. I am running in a district where there is no hospital where you can deliver a baby. If you are pregnant and you go into labor you're going to have have to go in an ambulance forty-five minutes or an hour way on an interstate where backups and accidents are common so when you are facing that sort of a challenge and you look at bringing economic investment to an area <hes> it makes it very difficult another thing that i know that brenton have in common and many of our other candidates that were communicating with is that we don't have internet access broadband is abysmal <hes> <hes> and it doesn't matter what the map say what the with utility say they've installed. We even have spots where cell phones don't work at all so people are isolated needed and it is it's a huge issue because broadband is not a luxury. It's utility in this world. It's crucial for investment. It's critical for hurt children. I have children in the high school when you just started college and your homework is all online and their children can't keep up in school because they have no way to do their homework unless their parents want to dry them to the nearest mcdonalds and sit in the parking lot and tried to catch that signal so i know that a brent you mentioned servier clean energy and christian you have that on your website as well we talked about that and what sort of what the rural roll community is you know how how you look at clean energy and rural communities and in both the impact that climate change might have but also how that can really be a boon for these communities sure i you know in my district <hes> there's a couple of frat gas pipelines that are running through ah the western part of the state. Neither one of those pipelines is cutting through my district however we have two long story. I won't get into it but we have a you know a publicly regulated monopoly energy monopoly in virginia that has kind of run the political game in both parties for a very long time and and <hes> you know a lot of the districts in the western part of the state and elsewhere in the state have really started standing up to a dominion energy and saying you we're not going to continue to <hes> let you run the tables and so really you know what that what that comes down to. Who is you know. There's these talking points that talk about jobs. <hes> pipeline jobs building the pipeline <hes> but those temporary jobs and i think when you look at you know rockingham county certainly and harrisonburg in my district we're sort of leading the way in terms of you know what the local real communities have done with with solar energy <hes> that creates jobs does our jobs that can continue long after any sort of building the project is finished and you know so when it comes to clean energy at least speaking for my district in and i think in christian are both speaking for ourselves. We we <unk>. Our districts are similar in certain ways but you know running on our own platforms and we have <hes> you know. Each district is different so <hes>. I'm only speaking for myself here but you know i i think there's a real need to you know to to have sustainable jobs green energy jobs <hes> that we can create at home in the shadow valley that will continue to pay out in terms of you know <hes> one job leads to the next leads to the next next and that <hes> th those jobs are sustainable so that that's certainly <hes> you know at least at least in my district and the other thing about the pipeline really is it's not coming to my district but if it were i would want the other counties in other districts to have my back if it were cutting through my property and so it's really a case in a lot aww cases of of rural solidarity you know saying we understand that this is affecting your community in we're standing with you. <hes> in opposition to these freckles brecca's pipelines i have clean energy and my platform and have even when i ran in the special election which was a month long back in november br december of last year. I have it in there for slightly different reason we have agriculture's our number. One industry in my district and so <unk> are small family. Farms are really hurting. A lot of them are having to diversify and i believe that the option to have solar energy and to use fields the don't need to be in production for those types of income generating projects is a real opportunity for for our farmers however even within my district varies by county what kind of support and how receptive folks have been to that we are pretty mountainous so wind is not really as much in a disc- <hes> the discussion but solar present some real genuine opportunities especially especially only if we can do something when we're elected to change the caps on the ability of folks who generate that electricity to be able to sell it back which in turn of course lowers oliver bills so when i talk about clean energy particularly to an audience that has cultural interests i talk about it as an the opportunity and about how we can help our family farms be on the cutting edge and that that really is the best way to to try to do something about this climate crisis that we're facing farmers are the original scientists. They are tracking data every day. They tracked the weather. They have to attract the soil. They have to attract the health of the animals. The water is critically important so we really believe that this is something thing that we need to be partners in and worked together not just to benefit us economically but also environmentally yeah and just to follow up on that you know the the largest private industry in virginia is agriculture and <hes> you know. I'm representing part of county. That is the largest agricultural producing county <hes> in virginia so really you know if you know if there's flooding if there's adverse weather <hes> that affects people's arms their ability to grow food and you know a lot of these folks don't have a lot of recourse and i would just add to that when brent was speaking about about the pipelines. I'm actually running in a district where the pros path of the pipeline comes straight through one of my counties and it has become even a bipartisan issued a fight that pipeline of the damage that will be done when those access roads are created and that land is stripped bare and that pipe is <hes> <hes> laid down. I it can never be undone that land will lose value. Those farms will lose value and it is something that we are committed to continue to fight at a state level as much as possible because it's really it's affecting and endangering an entire way of life for this area so it's very much a big issue here. I'm slowly still have noticed a few things that you've talked about. It sounds like there are a group of you. You who are all running in rural districts who are running you know obviously our own campaigns in your own issues but are also working collaboratively. Is this something that's new to the area for democrats to be doing. We believe it's new in the country. As far as we're aware of <hes> this is a it's. It's a coalition of rural candidates that came together as a result of just our sincere desire to run as professional national and as thorough and hard running campaigns as we possibly could and we tended to kind of meet up together at different from trainings and events earlier in the year earlier in the season and really just came together and bonded over our need to be able to share resources information. A lot of us are running campaigns where maybe are only paid staff is our campaign manager. If we have a campaign manager but one of the things that i love about working in this group group is were all very very much individuals and she heard already are really looking at running on platforms. They're not formulas. They really are tailored to the district into what what we've heard in our communities but we can come together and work on what we have in common and really help each other so i'll let brent talk a little bit more about what what we're doing. We call it rural ground game. Rural ground game really is you know it's it's what we have kind of. Come up with. It has its roots or dna that you can kind of trace back at least to the cain campaign tim kaine <hes> senator from virginia who ran last a year and a lot of the staff who worked on that campaign then <hes> are now working on campaigns in rural virginia up so you you know they may have been a field organizer last year and now they're managing a campaign for a house of delegates for the state house races in really what we know in for better for worse you know the state party puts their resources where they think <hes> you know what districts are quote unquote the most winnable <hes> and so you know we have to kind of <hes> be scrappy and fend for ourselves to some degree and share resources and really you know. I think what we've done with rural ground game is is you know sharing resources <hes> sharing knowledge. You know there's there's institutional knowledge college among all of the candidates that are running started with seven and now they're ten candidates in this coalition where we have weekly calls that <hes> mm christian has kind of organized and <hes> no one is really in charge of the group per se <hes> but again we're a coalition of candidates that like we do in rural virginia as has been the case for hundreds of years people come together and share resources because we don't have a lot and we try ryan do the most we can with the limited resources that we have in so really. That's what's so exciting to me about. Rural ground game is is you know <hes> sharing those resources sharing that knowledge and also just having other candidates that you can talk to and say i had a really rough day at the doors today. Today you know got yelled at by trump supporter and or or sharing stories of had this really meaningful conversation <hes> or i'm really struggling with this or that that we have this sort of support network among candidates in not only candidates. I mean one thing that i think is really unique about real games. It's being driven by campaign staff half as much as it is by candidates so <hes> it's a really unique model that i haven't seen really anywhere else and what we're hoping to do is tonight. Horde this knowledge is to learn from it and to document and to look ahead into twenty twenty four. How could at this help other communities other states other candidates especially those that are separated by such geographic distance. We are really using innovative cutting edge technology to the best that we can and to the best that it will work in districts like ours but as i mentioned earlier we don't have rural broadband down to the last mile so so we have to be innovative and we can't neglect the really truly important work being out on the doors meeting people people at their homes at community events and so our voter outreach programs are critical and when you're talking about a distance distance a district <unk> takes two and a half three hours plus to drive across your voter outreach in terms of where you're sending your volunteers has to to be really carefully planned and so what role ground game is allowing us to do is to take that institutional knowledge take our experienced most of us have been campaign in volunteers as i was for example but to take that into us that and to craft of we call them turfs or walk packets or really in our case mostly driving back it's with very few walkable areas but but to do those in such a way that were maximizing our ability to reach voters to get new information people do come and go in the area so we're trying to track that and to use all this in the smartest way possible in the most effective way possible for campaigns and we're. We're excited to share it one day right now. We're focused but we hope this will help other campaigns. Yeah i think a lot of states where i've talked to candidates who are in fairly rural areas that could definitely use that kind of help yeah and i don't think virginia india is unique in that you know the party apparatus in the state is going to focus on the urban and suburban areas that they either no they can win or think they can win and and <hes> oftentimes that's to the detriment of <hes> districts that you know in my district in district twenty six <hes> someone ran in a special election because it it was a special election. It got a lot of state money so the to the state did put resources into that race in two thousand ten when the results came back that the democrat that ran got twenty nine point nine percent of the vote not even thirty percent. I think you know the party was like it's a waste of time and so new iran in my district up until twenty seventeen when i ran i got forty five percent of the vote and i think christian when you ran in the special election you did much better than a lot of people through the last democrat he ran in our house district had a believe achieve twenty nine percent of the vote and then i received just over forty percent of the vote which was even an increase over some of senator. Tim canes numbers in the general election that it just been barely a month before so we're excited as candidates in these rural districts because we believe there is momentum and we believe that our message is getting out there her and that if we can reach enough voters and quite frankly fundraise enough money to really fuel the campaigns that we need to run that we can do some pretty the amazing things and that our our voters in our democratic volunteers and are democrats here are are strong and want to see change range and want to see something happen and they are deserving of attention. They are deserving of someone out there listening to them so part of what we're doing doing with rural ground game is fundraising using a tandem act blue site and anyone who goes to that link can look at <hes> all of our names look up our websites can donate to the to individual campaigns or spread a donation among all of us. <hes> you know we really want everyone to win. In all ten of us were all sorts of each other's cheerleaders. Even though we may disagree on some issues or some aspects of policy it doesn't mean we can't all still still support each other if anyone's listening in wants to check it out. It's just it's simply a enact blue account. It's not a political action. Committees snack blue account that that splits donations between you know all of ten candidates in its act blue dot com slash donate slash our gee-gee for rural ground game also also that's act blue dot com slash donate slash r g g and we will put the link up on our website as well so people can find that so i wanted to point out to to listeners the importance of these races so the virginia house of delegates right now has fifty one republicans lukens and forty nine democrats and it was very very very very close <hes> last time around the the fifty first republican one by a name drawn out of a bowl so you know there were a number of things that that didn't happen in the legislature over this past session the equal rights amendment didn't come up for a vote and i believe on the last day of the session there was going to be a gun violence prevention and <hes> debate that basically just got cut off so can you can you talk some about what it would mean collectively for democrats to be able to regain in control of the house of delegates well. It would mean that a lot of initiatives that are supported by the majority of virginians would actually really reached the floor for a vote so what you just spoke about the i._r._a. In particular it was one person one person who kept that from coming to a full vote and and yet we know from polls that i believe it's over seventy percent of virginians regardless of party would have supported the we are a so what happens is without a majority than <hes> these these things just kept completely blocked and i would add though it's not just achieving having a majority we're running because we believe that that majority needs to include strong rural advocates and that that is what is also truly early critical our legislature also passed an incredible <hes> incentive to be paid to amazon a billion dollar corporation that pays no taxes to bring jobs to not are part of the commonwealth and we see that here in this part and think that if a fraction action of the money i believe it's twenty thousand dollars per job created a couple hundred dollars of that for every single job how many million dollars brand remind me over seven hundred and fifty seven hundred seven hundred and fifty million dollars that to me when i talked to people about it. I say it shouldn't be an either or it should be if we're gonna provide incentives for amazon. Let's also do something for our part of the commonwealth without rural broadband for example. Our folks can't work remotely and help amazon. They can't win any of those jobs. They couldn't even apply for them and and what a missed opportunity that is because people don't live in our district's because because they want to see their neighbor they don't live in our districts because they want to have an hour long drive to go two miles to work they live in our district's because they want to have the piece in the beauty in the scenery and the community and the community that we have in that we can offer and i i think that with a majority that includes rural democrats like us representing our our voters our constituents that we can see truly great progress in the commonwealth of the commonwealth yet and also you know i think on election night in virginia but a a lot of folks elsewhere in the country probably aren't paying attention to virginia politics and i don't blame you but i will tell you that when you tune in to c._n._n. Or m._s._n._b._c. on the evening of november fifth you will be seeing election results role in from the state of virginia and you will be seeing you know people will be looking to virginia for signs of hope nope <hes> for twenty twenty and they wanna know you know if we can pull off some wins in rural virginia then that gives hope to people that live in rural parts of the country all all across the country. You know this is something you know so. We're trying something new where we're trying something different with rural ground game but you know really at the end of the day we're running to get elected so that we can actually help the people of our district. I think the real ira ni of giving seven hundred fifty million dollars to amazon to build right next to washington ashington d._c. Is that there are people in both of our districts that can't access amazon from their house because they don't have the internet so you know it's true this take tons of money in one part of the state and then another part of the state that already is you know living in poverty or struggling to pay their bills. You know you're just just making that disparity that much worse and so we need policies at the state level that will actually help rural communities <hes> you can't legislate community but you can certainly certainly pass legislation that aids and strengthens communities and local economies so that people can <hes> you know make a decent living make a living wage and provide for their families in rural virginia. I think we also can't understate the importance of the state offices of these legislative offices. I know a lot of folks watched the presidential debates and are donating to presidential candidates but if if if we're gonna have success in twenty twenty we need this investment in races in virginia and in particular arro- races because we really are not just is the bellwether for the country but in in our races where the bout weather for the success of democrats in rural areas and all you have to do is look back to twenty sixteen to recognize how important that is virginia's not the only state that has an election in the off year but virginia is the only me state in the country that is a sort of purple status swing state where the legislature certainly is up for grabs in it depends on how much people aw wanna support that <hes> that'll that'll determine the outcome on november fifth of two thousand nineteen well. I'm super excited about about what you're doing. I think it's gonna be a really good model for a lot of other people but i'm i'm also really hopeful that <hes> that it'll make a huge difference this november burn so besides the glue account. Are there other things people can do to help your campaigns. We have a lot of volunteers who helped in my i special election with the postcards. Postcards are really popular these days and in a rural district like like the vars where we're running postcards cards are way for us to reach voters that are inaccessible. We can't get up there driveways or they're gated off and i think that that is one way eight. People can volunteer. The postcards for v._a. Is one <hes> organization and i know that there are others but we also you need to send out the mailers that one would expect of a candidate to send out those are critical for us so really. I really hate to say hey it but it it's about funding our ability to do what we know will work in our districts <hes> so if someone wants to write postcards that's wonderful but if they can do that an check out our act lou page and donate real funds enroll money than the truth is we will know how to take those funds and convert that into the strongest voter outreach program that we can on the ground because really it is about that direct voter <hes> to candidate outreach. That's i mean it's in the name rural ground game. I mean it's it's about boots on the ground talking to people face to face forming those relationships and <hes> you know like i said christian ran last year. I ran two years ago. Were were in this for the long haul. We're going to see changes in <hes> you know the not in not only virginia's general assembly but across the country. You know as many people know we have. There's democracy problem with the u._s. Senate until we can find find ways to win in these rural states in rural districts we are not going to we have to find a way to do that and so that's what ruled ground. Game is all about all right. Is there anything else that you'd like to make sure that we talk about. I guess there is one thing i would want to add in there when we're uh when we're talking about what we've observed over past election cycles here in rural virginia i do want to say that senator kaine gene really got it and we need to give him credit for recognizing the importance of showing up he came to many events in our district in the twenty fourth he was frequently here supporting of candidates running now for delegate in two thousand thousand eighteen and folks noticed that just being present it made all the difference so i think that if any potential presidential the dential candidates are listening than they might wanna take note of the fact that we could use some attention in some love here in rural virginia that we they are an important of races of commonwealth this fall but especially don't forget that we're out here. We've got good democrats and we've got people who are looking for change and looking for someone who actually cares and wants to hear what they have to say absolutely all right well. Hopefully there's lots of presidential candidates listening. If any of you out there and make sure you get to virginia well the other thing i would i would add. Is you know there's been talk of it recently he but over the last three years we realize a we lost a thousand legislative seats across the country this. Is you know it's kind of you just replace the roof on your house and your basement is riddled with termites. I mean you cannot this is the foundation that the the <hes> state legislatures are the the foundation. They're the ones that actually draw the congressional districts and now that we know the supreme court is not going to step in and say this is unconstitutional <hes> we have got to pay the attention to what's happening at the state level in every single state in twenty nine eighteen <hes> we're. We're singularly focused on general assembly in virginia. Zhenya is the generalist unbelie what draws the congressional maps and the the assembly maps in virginia. Yes that is correct so it does have tie in to you know <hes> federal elections and after the census those seats are going to change <hes> some states might lose a congressional representative. Some states might game congressional representatives. It's going to be really really important <hes> to stay laser focused on so you know fair districts and make sure that we're not going to get drawn out because we've taken our eye off the ball when it comes to state legislatures and the courts and <hes> we have a lot out of catching up to do all right well christian and brian. Thank you so much for coming on and talking to me today. This is a really exciting slating work that you're doing and i hope that everyone will pay attention will in fact go and donate money and we will put that link up on our website and and we can can really make a change and make sure that more rural democrats are being elected everywhere and especially this fall in virginia and thank you so much. We really appreciate shake your reaching out and we're excited to talk about what we're doing here. In virginia and we're excited for november fifth. Thanks so much thanks for listening to to broads talking politics. Our theme song is called. 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Retire to Virginia

Move or Improve

23:21 min | 9 months ago

Retire to Virginia

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Metro is very much a sophisticated system right now and it's being overhauled because it's been around a long time. And Virginia is tax friendly for retirees. It's not the lowest rate in the country, but it does rank in the top ten for low tax rates. Social Security income isn't attached, and if your income is less than twelve thousand a year that's not taxed either. And your property assessment is based on the county you live in. So there's a sales tax in a grocery tax, but most over the counter drugs taps exempt. Virginia has communities for every income level. The cost of living in Virginia is a little bit more than about nine percent above the national average. Cost of living is higher in Williamsburg Virginia but the cost of living in Virginia beach is much lower. Now, if you're thinking of retiring in northern Virginia which includes Alexandria, Arlington Fairfax Falls Church and two cities within like the town of the NFL in Fairfax City in Falls Church City Yep you're GONNA pay more. But there are charming areas like Fredericksburg and Woodbridge to consider or even further south to Richmond and roanoke. Virginia has low crime rates to the area has maintained one of the lowest crime rates in the US for many years. One of the lowest violent crime rates in the country is eight percent the average in the US twelve percent. Now, any violent crime is not good but eight percent out of eight and a half million is pretty low number. Another plus Virginia they have excellent medical facilities. There's eighty nine hospitals in Virginia is about one hundred, thirty primary care physicians per ten thousand residents, and that's much higher than the national average and if you're a military retiree, the Department of veteran affairs has medical centers in Hampton Richmond and Salem, and there's thirteen medical centers per one thousand people. Another plus to Virginia there's lots of outdoor activities and hiking the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge mountains provide abundant areas to camp and hike as well as be involved with nature. Many of the counties have parks and recreation centers with picnicking and hiking, and camping, and just enjoying the outdoors because Virginia does have four seasons the fall foliage will blow you away a drive through the Blue Ridge mountains in October is stunning. You will never forget. Another good thing about Virginia, if you're into history, there's a lot of historical places to visit was colonial Williamsburg and George Washington's Mount Vernon. and Bo run the MANASSAS battlefield and your town in Jamestown Jamestown basically was the first master plan community. So there you have it. Another fun thing about Virginia's we have the Chincoteague ponies for the past hundred years. The Wild ponies cross the water in July every year, and it's quite a sight to see the Virginia side is owned by the Chincoteague volunteer fire company Maryland side of Chincoteague is managed by the National Park Service but each year, the Chincoteague volunteer fire company purchases grazing permit from the National Titian Wildlife, service of the government. This permit allows the fire company to maintain a herd of approximately one, hundred, fifty adult Kony's on Esotique island. The fire company controls the herd size and they have a pony auction on the last Thursday of each y. Each. Year tens of thousands of spectators come to watch the salt water cowboys swim the pony heard from assateague island to Chincoteague Island. It's quite an event. The national. Wildlife Refuge includes more than fourteen thousand acres of beach. Dunes March Marsh and maritime forest and most of the refuge is located on the Virginia end of Sat Island Chincoteague refuge provides habitat for waterfowl and waiting birds, shore birds, songbirds, as well as other species of wildlife and plants, and the refuge staff maintains this barrier island habitat to allow many species of wildlife to coexist each establishing their own place in the environment. Another thing people love about Virginia is the wineries is two hundred and fifty wineries in the state. So you can enjoy tasting of variety of selections to your Heart's content, and this is a big business and you literally go for the day and you take do wine tastings and tour the area, and you can eat there it's it's a big deal and there's two hundred fifty. So you you'll get through at least a year's worth of choices, and then you'll have to start all over again. And then Virginia has rivers that run to the Chesapeake Bay and the Chesapeake Bay for me of is just a wonderful place the Potomac River, the James River the. River Shenandoah River and the rapahannock river are just a few that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. So if you love living on or near the water, this is a place to explore. Another thing about Virginia in addition to having mountains, we have beaches no, not in the Caribbean, but Virginia does have beautiful beaches after all the chesapeake. Bay. Provides many miles of beautiful beaches. On the Virginia side. You can go to Virginia beach colonial, beach buck row beach many more to enjoy. Another plus to pretend which I love is the abundance of Seafood Cranston or. Around the menu at many well known seafood restaurants in Old Town Alexandria Fairfax, and course near the rivers they just pull it out of water and bring it right up to you. Another good thing about it. If you like also Virginia's for lovers, Gall Virginia Golf courses comprise both private and public courses. There's four hundred fourteen golf courses in the state of Virginia Pity's like Richmond Virginia Beach and Williamsburg have the most number of golf courses, and of course, country clubs have their own courses. So you have no problem finding a place to play. For tenure has several airports that service the area northern Virginia has Reagan National. Airport Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-washington Airport. They're all conveniently located for national and international travel. And you can actually shop the three places to see who has the cheapest prices, and of course you can uber to them. If you don't WanNa drive in Park your car there but there's plenty to choose from you can get just about anywhere. Now, you're talking about. Okay. Get to the good stuff. Where can I live? There's several different places near in the Northern Virginia Area Fairfax County the population there is about a million people and there's many national parks here. There's great falls national park, Mason neck national wildlife refuge, which is the nation's first sanctuary for Bald Eagles. There's over three hundred miles of hiking trails and four hundred parks. Twenty thousand acres. Some have wildlife preserves working farms, and there's two hundred regional shopping centers wolf trap National Park. For the performing arts, there's eight hundred playgrounds and including one of the largest malls in the country Tyson's mall. And of course, there's a metro system in place with many stops along the way to take you downtown or working on getting out to Dulles. Now, it's not finished yet. The silverline is fast approaching finished. Some of the wealthiest areas are in Fairfax including the town of the Anna. Maclean many retirement housing options than del Webb's has a new community near the Vienna Metro. That's pretty incredible because it's right there by the Metro, you leave your car have to deal with it. Another place to think about his falls church city. Now, this is an incorporated city as part of Fairfax County, but it operates as a city with his own services and a board of supervisors, and it's a small tight knit area that's undergoing revitalization and Yeah Pricey. But there's a variety of housing options. In, falls church is an independent city and it's about six miles from the nation's capital, and this proximity has been a major influence on its development especially over the last century. It's a small city. It's only two point, two square miles, and the population is just a little over twelve thousand but it's heritage dates back to late sixteen hundreds when it was an early colonial settlement. And George Mason High School. Is a coveted high school. It's one of the top. Places that parents like to send their children and that and Thomas Jefferson School for the science and is close by in Fairfax County as well not in Falls Church but the schools are excellent. Falls Church was incorporated as a town in eighteen seventy five and as an independent city in nineteen forty eight. Mainly because term parents were determined to improve the quality of local schools. So the city operates under a council manager form of government with the provisions of the city charter that was adopted by the Virginia Assembly in Nineteen fifty as a great mix of retirement living options, great walkability, and as I said, some of the best schools in the country are here. Another place to consider as Williamsburg and listen next week because I'm going to have my podcast where I interview an expert in the Williamsburg area. She's GonNa give you her insider tips on moving there. It's an area rich in the nation's history and has a variety of retirement housing options to consider and I said it's big for golfers. Another place consider as Fredericksburg. Men's got a population about twenty, nine, thousand history buffs will enjoy retirement in this quaint town about fifty miles south of Washington DC. The Central Park is a forty block national historic district nestled in the downtown area, and if you're presidential history bus, George, Washington was born nearby. Medically. Speaking the area supports more than eight medical facilities per one thousand people. and has many top notch hospitals. Older adults make up nearly five percent of the local population and there's more than forty retirement communities you choose from. Now their area to consider his old town Alexandria which was established in seventeen, forty nine. And, the votes are in southern living named Alexandria. One of the South's best cities in twenty twenty populations about hundred, sixty, thousand, it's an incorporated city. It just oozes charm in history it's right on the banks of the You can stroll the King Street mile of shops can eat at one of the fabulous seafood restaurants or they have six sightseeing cruises and water taxis down the Potomac or you can go cross the Potomac on the ferry to the National Harbor where the MGM Grand Hotel is located. And held on Saturday mornings year round for more than two hundred, sixty years. Old Town farmers. Market is the oldest continuously run farmer's market in the US. In fact, George Washington even sent his produce from Mount Vernon to be sold there. And it has been named by Britain company as one of the top twenty, five food markets around the world to visit at least once in your life. Then today. So fruits and vegetables, cheese and bread pastry and fresh clips lowers and so much more. Now, we're GonNa talk about Loudon County. We talked about Fairfax County, and now we're talking about Loudon as population of about three, hundred, seventy, five, thousand in here. And there are several really hot spaces in loudon. In fact, Loudon is hot did for active adults have the most active adults in Loudon county of any place in the state of Virginia. Leesburg is a suburb of Washington DC in its population of a little over fifty, two thousand people, and it's in Loudon county but it is one of the best places to live in Virginia. If you live in Leesburg, you have a dense suburban feel and most residents own their own homes. Leesburg has lots of parks. Loudon county as I said, has the most retirees of any county in Virginia. So you're gonNA find a lot of choice there. Another plays out in Loudon county called Ashburn village. It's in Leesburg area this area of Leesburg is very vibrant and rapidly growing. Birchwood. At Bremerton, is the new active adult community and Ashburn toll brothers builds. There were lots of Builders are hopping on the bandwagon and. building for that fifty plus market. So never won out there. It's regency at Ashbourne also in Loudon county homeowners enjoy it's location 'cause it's near Reston Tyson's and Washington D. C. traveling far is never difficult because Dulles International, airport just twenty minutes away. And Ashburn is also close to. It's actually the home of Brampton Golf Course and the Belmont Country Club recreational areas include trailside park, Brampton, Regional Park Beaver, Dam, Reservoir Park Ashburn village shopping center is about five minutes away, and it offers professional service restaurant dining options, medical offices, grocery stores, specialty shops. And there's heritage Hunt Golf and country club in. This is one of the oldest active adult communities it's a An award-winning community is since two thousand one is pioneer community has led the pack in retirement living. There are several housing options and plenty of golf. Some other places to look into our leisure world in these lansdowne Potomac Green. Dell Webb has communities in both Ashburn and Leesburg. There's some other charming towns. Personal, Ville is quite charming. CHARLOTTESVILLE is further South front royal is further west as Winchester colpepper is a charming time. You can walk the streets it's been revitalized very charming has wonderful restaurants. An Addington in Lexington Virginia are further into South West Virginia. I'm not GonNa talk about those too much. But when you call me to discuss your retirement housing goals, I can give you information on these charming towns. Well, it's just a taste of what's available in. Virginia most active adults today. WanNa live healthy. Work from home and play outside. So. How do you choose where to live I'm giving you water of information but you know when you call me, we'll ask I'll ask these questions. Do you want to be near friends and family? You need to take care of aging parents. Do you need to be near them? Do you intend to work part time or do you have hobbies and interests that insolence where you wanna live? Is the weather important to you. Now, many people move south to get away from the ice and Snow Virginia a good location because it does have four seasons many people moved there after living in warm climates like Florida, they can't take heat and humidity all year round I mean January and February are nice. But July and August can be a bear and Virginia does have humidity in the summertime, but it's you can look forward to fall beautiful fall winters sometimes. Yeah. We'll have a blizzard not real often, but we do. And Spring is Gorgeous Ladybird Johnson when President Johnson was in office absolutely planted tulips and Dogwoods, and the drive is just stunning to see the tulips and we have the cherry blossoms around the memorial downtown. So there's lots of beauty in the spring. So. You want to choose a location that's close to good transportation in healthcare and we do have a metro system we do have. Fairly good roads. They're widening some right now to make room for the Dulles Access to using the metro. In. It's just it's a lot of traffic right now, but it will get better. And how important is accessible affording affordable housing is that going to be important what your budget? And Transportation options? Are you going to be able to drive a car now? But what about when you get older? Do you really want to do that or you know you're going to sell the car and take Uber everywhere or GonNa Take Metro that sort of thing? So really love to help you make the move to a location in Virginia meets your goals. So, contact me through www dot bloomer housing options dot com. Email. Me At move or improve with Debbie at g mail DOT COM or text me at seven, zero, three, three, two, eight, zero, one, four, three. And thanks for joining me I look forward to hearing from you.

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Disrupting Your Calling | An Interview with Whitney Johnson

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Disrupting Your Calling | An Interview with Whitney Johnson

"Leading lds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing leadership ability and capacity of lay leaders in order to accelerate the mission of the church of jesus christ latter-day saints leading. Lds is not owned nor operated by the church in any opinions expressed on this podcast do not reflect the views of any specific organization. All donations given to leading lds are tax deductible and go towards the support of leading les for more information visit leading. Lds dot org a few years ago. I put together a list. A bucket list of sorts of individuals. I definitely want to get on. The podcast. And i never did publish that list. But one individual on. That list was whitney johnson. And i'm so grateful for neil who's probably listening to this listener in the leading. Lds audience. Who sent me an email a few weeks back. And said hey. You should really interview whitney. And i said yeah i know. Can you make a connection. And he did he knows what new well and We started emailing and she was coming to salt lake. And so we'd lined up an interview with whitney johnson now. If you're not familiar with whitney johnson you're probably familiar with somebody. Wouldn't he's worked with. Who is clayton christianson. The harvard business professor who is famous for his his books and research around disruptive innovation and windy actually worked with clayton christianson who Phillies you don't know is elliot's as well and they started a fund together to All based around this concept of disruptive innovation and we talked about that in our interview but she's also the author of some exciting books. One that comes out here in a few months but her serve her flagship book that most people would know her by is disrupt yourself putting the power of disruptive innovation to work and so in this interview we talked about a lot of things and We were all over the place. But that's how the interviews that i do we. It was interesting to hear about whitney's faith development a sort of a transition of face. She went through early on her. And and how that how she got through that and especially with the support of her husband but then we delve into the concept she. She's research in disrupt yourself about how these applied to the church context. How can a newly call bishop newly called really say president really create disruption not in a negative sense but in a good sense because disruption leads to change and how you be agents of change as leaders in the and groups that we serve in and it was a fantastic discussion. Can't wait to share it with you. But before we jump into the inner. Be sure that you're visiting leading the dot. Org clicking on the donate button. we need your help. Who all we ask as a dollar month for the content that we provided leading lds and but having for ten dollars twenty dollars a month. We need your help There's also an option to to recurring yearly donation. And that makes you a core leader. And there's options additional content and resources. You'll have access to as a cord leader but this is really an organisation made by the community of you listeners. And so without your help we can't move forward and so if you haven't yet taken the time to go to leading dot org and hit the donate button. Please do so. And while you're there be sure to join the newsletter because we have unique content that goes out the newsletter that if you're not on the newsletter you'll never see so be sure to that leading lts dot org and now here's my interview with winnie johnson. Today have the opportunity to sit down with whitney johnson. How are you whitney. i'm fine. I'm happy to be here yet. You were both in salt lake and you're not from here but we arranged this to do that in person. I prefer doing in person when we can and here we are now. And where where are you from. I live in lexington virginia. My husband teaches at southern virginia university. And it's just it's about three hours. Southwest of washington d. c. And what. I what i like to call a mormon colony because you've got this county of twenty five thousand people and three very large family wards and one young single adult steak so it is super fine. Someday we're gonna have tumbler back. That's my goal to have a temple inns in lexington virginia. Before i die nice was temple now about three hours. Yeah on a good day three hours. Okay in dc temple which is going to be close wasp well in north carolina which i think is more like four hours away so we will be quite a distance from a template for years. Now the the audience of leading this makes some will definitely be familiar with you and your work but what do people need to know about your background about my background. So do you want to hear a little bit of my story with be helpful absolutely. Okay so i am. I grew up in california in san jose california pre silicon valley and Went to byu or came here to byu met my husband while we were still in college. Typical stories so typical of that. In fact we were in the same ward. We lived across the street from each other one sunday after he heard me playing the piano in room. Eating cold called me and asked me to what was then. A fourteen stake fireside not initially interested in him at all. Though i thought he was nice but over about nine months later. I cannot believe. I'm telling this on a podcast. Nine months later he comes back from maryland. He's been working on his family farm. He's lost thirty pounds is gone. I've gone to the airport with his best friend. On the way back. I stopped talking to his best friend. I talked to him. Four months later were engaged house superficial three that transformation. Yes he looked like he looks libero. Yeah he and. I always liked him but now he was attractive as well and so we got married about eight months later will. That's great doesn't matter how you get there and now i'm happy to say that we've been married for thirty one years thirty years next month. In how many kids to rice and to where the kids in our oldest son just got home from a mission in brazil income pinas and he is now utah state and freshman at twenty one years old. He studying business and studying languages spoiler portuguese now. He's learning spanish really fun and then we have a daughter who's a junior in high school and getting ready to apply to colleges and as you were being raised i would you born into the church is yes no on my mom. Actually i am. My great grandfather was ebenezer. Bryce so bryce canyon's named after her family settled in stafford and thatcher arizona. She's a null and a bryce but my mother had been very inactive when she got married. My dad was not a member when i was about five years old. He was baptized. And so i remember getting my blessing. I remember my baby. Baby was also reflects in the temple. Yeah that's great. And the reason i say yes and no is because then as i graduated from college my both of my parents again became inactive. So so i guess. I was born in the church. You sort of so. Actually i have to tell you this story. So my mom's super inactive in the church and she sends us to preschool. We're living in san jose. California at the time she sends to preschool was called. I won't tell you the name of the school. We come home and we're singing these songs like hop corn popping on april. Kat tree ramones. Like i recognize that song turns out. They were challenged or preschools. So i credit primary songs reactivating my mother only because that's when we started going back to church now that she had two young children because she said she remembered how it felt to be a child and she didn't want to rehearse children outside of the church and so she reactivated well just from those those hymns meriem primary songs by and i have on several occasions been a primary pianos. 'cause i was a music major and i there's just nothing quite like primary songs interesting so and that was when you're preschool age. So from there on you had a pretty traditional go to church. Every sunday faith experience. Yes and no. So i went to. I went to church every sunday. I went on a mission for i was gonna say for my church. I went on a mission for our church to someone. And when i came home and then i got married in the temple to my husband who is now tan and now gorgeous gorgeous and after we got married. I had a bit of a crisis that i think. Maybe you have to have a crisis at some point. I remember i and again. I'm saying that out loud. Because i think it's important i think we need to de-stigmatising she had said to me that when you're in your twenties you have to make a decision to make a decision about whether you believe or not and listened. Lds therapist at byu and her name. Is leslie fine. Our shot at to her. She's now this is so cool. She's now in europe. She and her husband are missionaries fulltime missionaries therapists. And all they do all day long. You should interview them if they'll interview if they'll do it all day. Long talk to missionaries. Is that not the most fantastic are so hard and you to have someone to talk to the professional background. Yes exactly okay. I totally derailed. So you're in your twenties. And she kind of told you you need to make decisions couple years. Where like basically. I did not i think i went to sacramento barely and i think it was. I had you know my my parents had been at active. Got to and. I think it was like holding it together and reich. You know. I believed in the church and was my rock and my foundation. Now the sudden. I was married to this really good man and i had the luxury to rebel. And so i wish to this period of like do i want to go to church and you know and so my rebellion happened. When i was like twenty five and twenty six years old and to my husband's credit he fasted for two years sometimes. Two and three times a week that i would come back and be fully on board and it worked so i would imagine during that time with with your relationship with your marriage did that was that strain or he was sort of letting you well. That's interesting so i hope all of this is helpful to your listeners interesting. Yeah so what's interesting. Is that when we were engaged to married because my parents marriage was so fraught and i was so convinced that he was going to leave me. I kept trying to push him away and pushed away. Like argument was not fun. And at one point and you. You're doing this sort of test him. Yeah of test. If you're gonna leave. I'm just gonna make you leave now. Yeah better now than later exactly. And so he so he at one point was like heavenly father. I am done. I am so done i am not doing this. I don't wanna marry her and then he said three very important words will not three. I don't know maybe more. I'm not gonna marry her unless you want me to well and heavenly father said i want you to so he married me and here you are and here. We are still in our first couple of years tough but when people sometimes talk about and it's so fun because my husband's bishop he's been bishop of a young single adult ward twice once a new york manhattan and now in impune vista and scu and people sometimes say we'll like what's your biggest accomplishment. And i oftentimes say the fact that i've been married for thirty one years and we liked each other. That's a huge accomplishment. Right doesn't just happen. No i mean sometimes from the outside people can think it just happens right. Oh they're just happy and you have to make a decision to like. I think. I mean i don't know maybe there are some people who like every single second of their life. They're totally in love. But i doubt. I think you have to make a decision and wanted a things. The real benefits and sometimes they're extreme circumstances like you know if someone is like really unfaithful or whatever whatever then that's a whole different kettle of fish but i'm saying sort of garden variety marriages. You have to make a decision and one of the things i think. That's so helpful. Is that when you made a covenant to god when you get married you take that much more seriously. I promised god that i would stick this out. And there's no extraneous things happening so we just have to work really hard to make this work. then we out that's great. That's sparring again. That's another area. Navy needs some eastern. Is that marriage. These is hard and he's be talked about and To go into that with your eyes wide open. I think so during the metric by this classified as a crisis of faith. Or you're just deciding what you believe in in your twenty s pulled out of that or or what happened from there. Probably my husband's fasting. I don't know for sure. I think i don't know honestly that it was entirely a crisis of faith because i've always believed in god. It was more of. I felt like i was kind of rebellious. I was gonna do it a teenager thing like you don't love god do really care about me. It was it was me. It was be testing though because again you know most kids. If you're developmentally things are working. They're going to test when they're young but for me because my parents because of my family situation i had the luxury of testing when i was young because i had to rely on god to hold it together so now now contest now time to test and i think everybody has to have their testing time. Some people are going to happen when they're five some fifteen. Maybe someone their forty. But i do think we have to have that period. Where we're like okay am i. Am i really good with got him i. Am i doing this because we all know that being a mormon is it's it's a commitment. Yeah right right. It's not a casual theo. Right not at all right well and with that our building off of that the. How would you with your back to that time. What interaction and influence did were your local leaders worried about. You was your bishop about your president. That's a really good question. Let's see. I don't remember so in my twenties. I don't remember any really. Pivotal interactions with my church leaders. In this way you one way or the other it was just now. Now i know i am not really and it sounds like there wasn't like an event you didn't read a book or something they'll pull you out of it was it was the gradual. Your husband was asking for you and and it sounds like he's being very patient. It wasn't like listen. What where do you stand in this marriage. I know because i'm in and you're not we. Never actually it's interesting. Divorce was just didn't use that word but it was. It was just a gradual thing. I think probably what happened is is and i think. This is a testament to sort of a lot of our relationships is. When we're at our most level unlovable if we will just stick with people they will oftentimes just come around. And i think that's important story. I'm glad to share it for leaders to. Here's because i know you know being a bishop and seeing people sort of in this limbo of their faith you wanna run a step in and you wanna give them resources you wanna encourage them but sometimes it just stepping back and love them and fasting you know on the sidelines in goes back and just saying you know it's interesting because i'm laurel advisor now and the girls are really pivotal stage on some of them don't know if they believe or not. I mean it's very different for when i was in high school. It was you know which church do you believe in. are you lutheran. Are you catholic. are you jewish. Are you mormon right now. It's like do you believe in god or don't you. I mean these these girls. These kids are going through very different situations. And i remember when i first got called. I felt this need to fix it. Like how do i fix it. How do i make sure than get state. And i had a priesthood blessing from my husband. Not too long ago. And he said heavenly father said through my husband obviously he said your job is not to fix these girls and remember what it was like when you were younger. You didn't need people actually. I'm just now remembering this. You didn't need people to fix it for you. You just need people to the angels for you just need people to like you say hi to you to care about you to just be interested in where you're going to call it. You just need people to care about you as a person. You weren't a project. You weren't a statistic. Just a person they liked and they cared about and that really changed it for me in being loyal adviser because i thought i can do that i can care about them. I can see them. I can like them. I can enjoy them. But it's not my jaw to save them. And i think maybe that's also true for ecclesiastical leaders absolutely and that's such a powerful leadership principle that i learned through my experience in church leadership that you kind of feel like it's on my shoulder to save them but we forget no no no. That's on christ show done. Yeah and it's one of those principles that i think everyone listening would probably you know other head in agreement but the application of sometimes harder than than just stating that right and so. It's just a constant effort learning it. Thank you depending on your calling. You just like learning at again for sure. Let's make a little bit to your professional career. You said you were a music major. Byu i was. So how do you go from being a music major now. Writing business books. Yeah so so yeah. I studied a music major emphasis on piano. We two years later after getting married we moved to new york. My husband was getting his phd at columbia in microbiology and smart. Not just handsome. He's smart he's a really good guy. Actually i don't know yeah. He's a good guy he's gonna be so embarrassed when he hears this anyway. We'll give them a chance to rebut so we had to put food on the table and and he was in school so the person of food on the table was me and so i started working or i i had to go out and get a job here a music major and i am. I'm a female and it's the late eighties. And so the job i get as a secretary because that's the job that will get still sometimes but certainly in the eighties. That was the case. And so i start working on wall street as a secretary and one of the things that happened is i just started having this epiphany of like okay my husband. He's getting this. Phd for seven years. Like it's probably gonna take a long time. And if i can earn ten x y when iron my mom had always worked so i had that model in my head and i. It was an exciting time. It'd be on wall street. You know it was liar's poker was working girl you know it was. It was fun. Bonfire of the vanities and so i started taking business. Corporate night had a boss who believed in me and allowed me to move up from being a secretary to invest banker. Then just really quickly. I'll give you the trajectory so we know onto these ideas step. Back from investment banker to equity research analysts where i was covering stocks. You know this is a by. This is a cell and disrupted myself. And i left wall street completely. We were in boston at this point. I'm doing public affairs for greater boston. Reporting into clayton christianson. Who's the area authority at the time and connected with him and worked with him on public affairs really closely and at the same time. He was doing some investing on the side of like buying netflix. Going short blockbuster. And those trades were working. And so i thought you know i should create a fund. Well he had never invested. His son was just out of business scored so i cofounded and investment firm with him and so. That's where that's the point in time where i really got steeped in the framework of the theory of disruption. And my work. I can talk to you about in. Just a minute builds on what i learned about the framework of disruption when i was doing investing with clayton. And what a remarkable opportunity to work with clamps richardson. I mean he's he's uncovers. Magazines of people don't know who i mean. He's a mind of our time. Another person on the podcast. But he's busy but get him on. I bet i bet you he would okay all right and so then when does that. And so you start this fund with nine christianson and that disaster reject you out to maybe writing book yea interesting so around about two thousand and six oh twelve years ago this is so i left wall street in two thousand and five dollars an equity analyst. I was working at merrill lynch and i literally disrupted myself and i was like i'm going to go do something else and i had all these sorts of entrepreneurial things i was gonna try but at about that same time i started to blog and i started the blog. I didn't know exactly what i wanted to blog about with leading. Les like you. You feel like you have something to say but y'all do because you wanna figure out what you have to say and in the process of doing it figure out. Though well this blog i started was really the idea of the importance of figuring out what are dreams were because i found that i had gone out. I had accomplished this really exciting dream in for a mormon women in particular. This was unusual. And so i was so excited i was like i did this dream. And it's amazing. And so i'll be talking to my friends because now i actually had time to talk. My friend was like what's your dream and a lot of would say. Well i don't have a dream. And or if i did i don't know how we do it and dream meaning. They had dreams to be moms but dreams for themselves too. 'cause like you have a dream to dad and you have a dream to have a career like you have a dream to do go and but there's always this hidden kind of like but i don't think it's my privilege dream. They've never say it. But it was this unwritten thing and so i started this blog. In retrospect it was this idea of the importance of for every person is on this. Psychological journey to become whole like based on young in. Psychology are union psychology and every man and every woman has to learn how to be a ship and every man and woman has to learn how to be a harbor so the harbor is the nurturing peace. One of the things is so amazing to me is the priesthood teaches. Men how to be harbor. It's what the priesthood teaches. You how to do it teaches you how to love. It teaches you how to serve when you go out and do your work. You learn how to ship you go out and you figure out how to fend for yourself and so the better you are at being a ship the better you can be harbored because you know what it's like to be out being a ship you for how to be harbor but the better harbor. You are presumably. You can become a good ship as well and so. This book turned out to be me encouraging a lot of women to learn how to be a ship. Because i learned how to do that but it was also an homage or no mosh depending how you pronounce it to all these women who were on mazing harbors and i wasn't a very good harbor was like trying to figure out like how do i really do this whole homemaking thing i had children. I didn't feel like i knew how to do it very well. And i was paying homage to all of them of okay. So how like you've got seven children and you're amazing and i've tried to understand and learn how to do it so that book came about sort of i was blogging and then the book came out in two thousand and twelve so that came out when i had already started the fund so it was kind of project the head start in two thousand and six but the fun we started in two thousand and seven and then i left and sold my stay in the fund in two thousand and twelve. The book came out. Dare dream do came out that year and that gives you a taste of being an author. Assuming you liked it i did. It's have you written a book. Well no but i've tried okay. I'm trying okay. Good well so one of the things that great things about writing a book is that it will first of all it legitimises you. It gives you sort of platform like. Oh you've got a book you must have something to say. There's something about that physical piece of it. But i think the more important part of it is it requires you to codify what you actually think because you're committing something to paper and it's putting it out into the world so that intellectual rigor is really important. It's a it's a tough process. But it's important. I feel like it's easy to sort of blog online. You can go back and edit or change but a book is there's something final about putting it into print. Yeah there is also again it just sort of this body of work. I don't know there's something so yeah you should do it. I recommend it. Okay i dare you to. My first book is called dehradun in third. Okay now then your your second book. I think is sort of your your flagship work right now. That's a good description which is called Disrupt yourself putting the power of disruptive innovation to work and this concept of disruptive innovation comes from Mission's work right. And i mean you were probably at ground zero with. Yeah well not zero qasimi. He came out with the theory. Basically hit the scene in his innovators. Dilemma came out in nineteen ninety seven. So it's been out for years now. So let me give you the theory of disruption in a nutshell in talks about how i work builds on this difficult put in a nutshell. No i can do arc. So a disruptor is a silly little thing that takes over the world. What do i mean by that. Well you had the telephone. Take over the telegraph. You had the light bulb. Take over the gas lamp and the car. The horse and buggy more recently. You had some unlike toyota disrupt general motors net flicks blockbuster in uber airbnb. So that's what a disruptor is. Now when you choose to disrupt yourself you consciously make the choice to become a silly little thing in some way loss of prestige loss of money etc. Because you believe that in doing that you'll be able to in some form or another take over the world at the very least takeover you're worth and so that's what the disruption is now where i took it is i said all right. This is really interesting to me. But at a very high level this framework of disruption is a framework for managing change and the change begins with the individual. So i've spent the last five six years codifying. That process researching codifying it. Creating a seven point framework of personal disruption so clean christianson. He his books. He talks in in in the business context of the netflix's than in others many many examples even netflix. You could say disrupting network television at this point right. Hopefully i remember seeing those envelopes of netflix's come in. I never thought going to produce. Some of the most watched the crown amazing. Have you seen absolutely but my wife. We watch it so to go and so and so i like this. The spin took with that. How can we 'cause nobody's really. I mean it's good for ceos and boards of directors and a lot of us aren't running a business that we're thinking how can i disrupt my competitors. Or how can. I released a statement. Make a statement in this industry but everybody as a world that they live in they do and they can be a force in that they did in sort of taking pivoting towards the context of the church. This is so interesting to me. Because i have to use the example. I remember i was in hawaii. Say ward. I was called azaleas corn. President and i went through the same process that every other eligible president had has his. Which is i'm gonna figure it out. I'm going to figure out teaching. And we're going to do the other passage presents they just haven't spent enough time with it and so i did the typical guilt trip lesson. You know agonized over the assignments and making sure. If i can just get these right you know. Then then they'll start doing it. And i remember my percentage from the first one month to that my second month went down a percentage. I'm like oh so devastated. I'm really trying to make a difference. And so in the indianapolis context. I think people they want to be disruptive they want to see change they want to be the force of that change. But i don't know what to do where i'll just do what the last guy did. Or what does the handbook tell me. Well amick tells me. Abc and so. I guess i'll just do. Abc and then up next week and do abc again right so if you were coaching. A brand new release society president for example on how she could be disruptive force in her ward. But we're start such a quick question or is that the place to start is the matter figure it out or one of the actual. So i'll i'll talk through the let me give you just a quick overview of the seven levers or yoga of change and then we can talk through them so the first one is to take the right kinds of risks which means to take on market risk rather than competitor risk because we tend to take on competitive risk to do exactly what other people are doing because it looks more certain and we like things that are certain and yet the theory of disruption will tell you is that your odds of being successful or higher when you take on market risk. So let's play that out for a second And we'll take a megyn. Turn the advice. I would give relief society president or actually a bishop even is Is you need to know what the handbook says. Because this is what god wants you to know. So those are the rules right right. This is the roles but you start to take on competitive risk when you try to do it exactly like the person who before you did it because then you're trying to be like them and that's they had their talents and you've got your talents and so you take on market risk by playing. Were no one else is playing and you go do it the way you would do it and i think it's always easier in award when the relief society president of the bishop is completely different than the person before. 'cause it's a lot easier to do it because they won't even try because they know they can't be like that person on the very first ten it would be as you play. Were no announces plan. You take market risk and in the context of the church. I would say is you do it the way you would do it. So maybe one bishop. I'm fact i can. I can think of our last right now on the prior bishop. The emphasis was on I think it was on reclaiming people who had gone inactive or no it was on baptizing and in this fish said. No we need to focus on reclaiming so gotcha. Here's know during my ministry. My inspiration god has told me and called me. This is what we need to do. And so be willing and understand that you're going to get your own inspiration and revelation for how the world needs to be lead at this particular point in time. So that's how you would take market risk within a an ecclesiastic church context. I would guess a lot of people. They don't talk about market risk. I competitive risk and from my experience seems like leaders. Don't even pick one of the risks. They just sort of say well. I'm supposed to songs. There's a lesson on sunday or good or rather than planning their flag in something and saying this is the direction we're headed. Yeah you know what i mean. So yeah and i wonder why. Why do you think that is i mean. I've obviously never been a bishop and it's interesting that you're having we're having this conversation i it's always worked. I've never been a rubric society. President i never been a primary president. I've never so find some wood to knock on this and it's and it's all good cause the calling i'm to have it's good but why do you think that. Do you think that leaders don't plant a flag because they're just so overwhelmed by the ministry part of their you know or over owned by the administering part. I don't know i guess looking back. I would say that a lot of people. It is an overwhelming call that it can be so reactive that. There's no time to be proactive titan. So i remember the first day of being set apart as a bishop the executive sector said. Here's your appointments. And also and i'm just like oh this appointment next appointment and then you don't have unless you're intentionally taking you don't have time to step back and take a breather and say okay. What are we gonna do here. Suddenly wow that was fast. Five years in writing. Release 'cause so so reactive. Yeah i think this is. Where the idea of minna management strategy which is certainly beyond my purview. By this particular part of it is like thinking about. What am i going to accomplish before even in the door and having one thing you're gonna accomplish like can. We sometimes try to get anything done if i can get this one thing accomplished while i'm in this leadership role i'll consider you feel like from your business background. Do you feel like a lot of businesses. Make that same mistake for their their soul we just have to make payroll every week that they forget that they don't think a lot of managers that to instead of really thinking. Okay like what. Do i want to get done in this role. And what do i want the people who i just hired get done in this role because it you know in having a plan for they're going to be in this role they're going to be the bishop they're going to be the site president for two years for three years for four years. What do i want them to done during that time. And that's a great place for that leader s themselves. I question is. I want to come and i'm talking. I'm thinking wow have. I done that. Like i'm laurel adviser right now. I've been there for like nine months. Have i sat down and said ko's cobbler's children have no shoes. Have i thought what will i consider a success. When released it gets a good exercise. In i think it some may do then. It's easy to default to use a gallows corner example. Oh well. I want to get in the ninety percent of home teaching. Like there's these answers that are sort of culturally out there that right. I'm just supposed to do that right. I'm supposed to be the teacher guy but sounds with taking a market risk. That's competitive risk. Right if you just totally ever just going to. We're going to be really good at home teaching. And i'm gonna. I mean out do the last president but really taking marcus stepping back and saying what if we didn't focus on teaching right. What else would it be focused. What if what. If heavenly father wants us to focus on making sure that families get the temple like i mean you just don't know you just don't know and that's what the market risk is being willing to take on that uncertainty and play where no one else is playing and go to heavenly father and say i mean remember. We're coming into these callings with a brain we're coming to these callings with all. This accumulated experience and heavenly father. It's not like you compartmentalize it and say says okay. We'll six days of the week. You're a chemical engineer. But under what you'd ever take any of that training that you've had on sunday like no right. He wants you to take everything that you've learned learned and bring it to bear on that problem that you need to stop right which actually goes to my second one. Let's play to your distinctive straits. It's not only what you do. It's what you do while the others around you don't an example of a distinctive strength or someone who has a distinctive strength is the koala so the qual- like this cuddly little animal six hours a day on. And so you're like well least twenty hours a day. how does a possibly well. It eat it survives because he eats eucalyptus leaves which are poisonous to pretty much every other animal in the animal kingdom including humans and so this is its distinctive strength. And so what i would say is for a new leader is. How do you go into that role into that calling and use your strengths. So i'll give you a great example on my call right. Now so we've got a young women's leader or the president young women's. She's in her mid thirties. She's a fulltime mom. She's got a daughter with down syndrome. She loves homemaking. She loves sewing. She loves sports. Like all these things. Then there's be who's in her fifties and i am. I love my career. My children are growing. I can barely cook. And so although i make really good chocolate chip cookies on noted and so i think i think to myself okay so if i go into this calling and try to be to these girls what are young women presence are doing and it's a huge fail but if i go into this calling and one of the things i felt pretty prompted to do is to be kind of on their case about college. Are you going to college. Have you gotten your applications into college like that's something that's a distinctive strength that i have because of my background because of what i've studied because i cared about and if you'll combine what you do all that other people don't with playing where no one else is playing and here's this flywheel effect of being able to move up learning curve really quickly and be very successful in your calling love that i mean every and that applies every step back and say what am i bringing to the table. That's going to be my thing right. Not just again going through the motions of doing with the last guy did or you know. Okay this lesson. i'm supposed to teach. I just teach it but even as a teacher could ask my thing. Well like okay. I'll give you another example. So i as i make a living doing speaking and consulting advising and so with our young women you know how we just changed the curriculum. They want us to have these councils. Well i i do that naturally. When we're having these lessons like i do not do all the talking like these girls. What do you think what are your comments. There's no right answer. I want to hear what you're saying. But that's a strength. That i have of wanting to be able to really engage with them and so i need to make sure that i bring to the table. Not think well because the young women's president teaches the lesson this way. I should teach that way. No i should look at the lesson. I should get my inspiration. An i should teach these girls in the way that i feel. They need to be taught. Because heavenly father called me to this calling at this time for these young women or young men or or et cetera. What would you say do leaders just says i just. I just don't have strengths. I just you know. I'm just the the quality sleep. How do we find these pinpoint sort of at a loss to. Yeah so so. I would say a couple of things couple suggestions first of all. Let's hoppy cock right but once we get past that a couple of suggestions i would make his number one is thinking about. What makes you feel strong. You do a lotta things every single day and there's some things if you start making a note like a check barker an axe after you finish one activity like you're gonna finish this podcast. You'll finish your like. Do i feel energized. i feel depleted. If you feel energized put a check. you're gonna find that over time. There's this pattern of where you have your check marks and now it's going to point you in a direction of a strength another way you can figure out what exasperates you. What do you look at and use like. This is such common sense like why. Can't these people get this right. Guess what that's it. That's one of your strengths. Like whenever someone says. Oh anybody would do that. And i'm sure you've heard that people in your word all the time. Oh anybody would not do bingo. You've just hit on one of your strings and the third one is compliments. What compliments do you dismiss all the time and we're really good at deflecting. Compliments like oh no but yeah you'll start writing down the compliments you're getting that's gonna tell you okay. These are might. This is my genius. This is my superpower. And i need to make sure that whatever those things are i am bringing those two by calling and then the fourth thing that i would say to. You is patriarchal blessing anyone. Oh yeah absolutely right. Yeah i mean that's going to tell you what your spiritual gifts are. That's going to tell you. It might even tell you some other things and so i think oh and another tip is look at what your favourite callings and then because if you look if you go back and you catalog your favourite callings the ones that you were just like oh i was. This was so fun. I love his calling. It's going to give you really good information about what your strengths are. Well and i just think what a fantastic exercise do with maybe presidency in your princi- meeting is help. Identify ruined do that. Which makes it really easier is you can have instead of you can say to so the president can say okay. We want to talk to janelle right now. And i want everybody to write down on a piece of paper what john l. superpowers are because everybody the presidency knows what l. superpowers are now. Might not know. Yeah but the presidency does and they read them out loud and then you take the step further and say are you using these strengths deliberately on purpose in your calling to serve because we use our strengths like in this haphazard. I'm in a desperate situation sort of way. Nice love that to move on one sharp okay. What's the third one. okay third. i'll go through the next couple pretty quickly. so number. Three is embraced constraints. We'd need constraints to climb curve. And i think in the church because it's a volunteer organization. We always have constraints. We've got a lack of time. We've got a lack of money. We've got a lack of everything. So the way i would think about that in your calling his. How do you turn those constraints into tool upgradation. How do you say okay. We don't have enough people to do x. How do we know how to flip that on. Its head something that just came into my mind. And i don't think this is actually an issue but i think about when we first had to start cleaning the chapel. Everybody's a janitor. Oh my goodness. I was so mad. I was so annoyed kidding me. Just hire people to clean a child now. It's probably not true that the church couldn't afford to hire someone to clean it but that to me is a great example of turning a constraint into to a a tool creation because i will tell you every time i come back from cleaning to chapel i feel so good i feel and so there's a sense of worship and a sense of ownership that i would never have felt if i were one of the janitors and so i'm sure there are many leaders out there can automatically point towards some constraints but you'd take sometimes to maybe create some constraints ashes your former group. Yes unique constraints. Because if you think about it you need friction and frictions constraint like you can't go remember that. Talk back the talk by elder bedar that he gave a few conferences about the man who was stuck in the snow and they had to put an with allow guns. No it was the load. Yeah it was the low that got them out. So yeah what i would say is. If you've got people in your in your ward that actually give you a great example of how you create constraints. I remember when we were manhattan. You have best and brightest kids. They're right they're all going to school. These amazing schools and divided our ward. And i was like. Why are they dividing award. I love our ward. This is so fun. And i had this really strong spiritual impression that they divided our ward. Because you had these kids here actually. We were one of those kids at that point that were here in our brains were being pushed and tested and we needed something. That was equally hard spiritually and by dividing award. That could happen. If they'd kept us one word it wouldn't happen so we needed something. It's a lot easier to him but coordinator than it is to be an elvis corn president. And you needed more people to have the opportunity to be present at the very time that their rain muscle was flexing their spiritual muscle flexing to that is an example of attorney a constraint into a tool creation. Yeah and it's an opportunity for you know sometimes in a council meeting someone will bring up an obvious constrain of the warden in for the bishop to say. Yeah that's that's yeah figures up now would blessing eh. Remember elder carmax talk. You probably don't because this is a long time ago. I do remember the priesthood. The power of the priesthood. And how like we in the church operate as the priesthood was a light bulb and we need to start turning on like. It's ten thousand light bulbs like figure something out. It's not don't just use your learning. Yes you're learning but use your power. What about in the context of you know calling certain people. I've been many meetings with the bishop. Breaker shake pregnancy. Where we're just sort of you know trying to figure out the right fit and it's easy to point towards their constraints a personal constraints that wouldn't work should be more open those constraints when calling people to positions. I think so. I think as leaders. We need to be really careful. We need to be aware of those constraints. We need to be prayerful. Because i think that if if that person really needs to be called up position god will insist that you call them and i also think that it's important to recognize that to allow the person to say here are my circumstances. I'm going to give you another example from my life so we were living in new york. We had a young. Our son was like a year and a half. I was working seventy hours a week. My husband's the bishop of a young single dealt with like were were maxed out. But i'm also feeling very isolated because my husband's not going to church with me. I'm going to church every sunday. And everybody thinks. I'm i have no husband and i it's really hard and the bishopric comes to me and says we want to extend you in calling to be an extraction worker. Rose like okay. That's going to isolate even more. So i prayed about it and i went back to him. The council i think it was the counselor and i said i really because i didn't have a calling point time. I said i feel like you were inspired to extend me a calling. But i don't feel like this is the calling said we're you go back and pray about it and just find out. Just make sure. This is the calling that that i'm supposed to have right now. So comes back in for the first and only time in my life you can have any calling you want. You can be a relief society teacher you can be the spotlight coordinator you you tell us what you want. So of course my. I want to be there at least sites because like you all know that's telling you the church. I get the revelation of supposed to be the spotlight coordinator. Well sound like a made up calling but for a person who is feeling very isolated. Yeah this allowed me to once a week go out have lunch with someone interview them get to know them and spotlight them in church within a couple of months i didn't feel isolated anymore and women were being spotlighted so i think i know. We've kind of wound our way somewhere else. But i think a time constraint can turn so back to your original question yes i think. Sometimes we make assumptions about people constrain. And i think we need to sort of say. Okay let me pray about it. And then then say to them. This is how i'm feeling. This is my revelation. But can you just double check on your end you about it too. Because i don't think we sometimes let people pray about it and also i believe sometimes and people say no. We haven't said to them. Have you prayed about this. We just let him say no. No have you prayed about this. Are you sure that god doesn't want you to be doing this. Calling and really think there's this Cultural thing that's emerged that sort of the bishopric mesa decisions and lets us know what the decision is when we include everybody in that process of revelation. It usually comes out that it's better for everybody and we get deeper revelation. Because yeah yeah. That's great shoe. Move on the number. Four number four is battle entitlement. It's the belief that exists. Therefore i deserve and this is an interesting one. I would say that we in the church do this actually one pretty well and one of the reasons we do it well and this is why one thing i love about the churches that we get released. You get released. You're not like you know. I was even thinking so like your bishop. And then you're a nursery leader you know your gospel doctrine teacher. And then you're teaching the nine year olds that are kick in your butt right it primary. That's what happened to me. But i was even thinking about this the other day where we just had a new prophet present nelson announced. I thought you know. What was this. Like for elder Door right such a model example. What's happening because he yes. He still impossible. But i think the natural man would feel a little bit. Like you've been demoted. I think the natural man would and yet the church teaches us you battle entitlement and you get released when you die right so i think that the church is uniquely uniquely. Set up for us to battle the sense of i exist therefore i deserve or an important because i have this calling. It still happens. And i think we do each other to when we say. Oh what's your calling now. Think we do is service. But i think more than probably any other organization on we do a really good job of having institutionalized for us to battle our own sense of self aggrandizement. And it's nice to see that this happened on much higher scale on the dynamic tune the first prince of the apostles and and for me. I think it's it's it needs to be said that sure. We would love assume that for door. it's not. He's hasn't even thought about this. This feeling slighted or anything. But i know in my experience i come from just moved from a stake where i was the bishop. I was in the stake presidency. And now in this ward where i'm teaching the youth and high priest wants a weekend and i'd be lying myself. I didn't have moments where. I just look at bishop like. Don't you see the experience. I bring the table here. Like give me something like i could really help out here. You know but it's such a going back to this principle. It is so healthy to just sort of reset. In rebuke reminded. It wasn't about you. You know it's it's you can serve elsewhere. And i think every single person goes through that every person dies and maybe elder didn't maybe he did we don't know but it's okay if you do feel that way why it's important to say that right it is and you just say okay but this this is of heavenly father. Just reminding me like you said it's not about you. It's about serving and and you are in this calling because you need is lawrence and things they needed to learn some things and now you're out of this calling because you need to learn some things need to learn as for sure number five okay yes number five is to give failure it's do and To recognize that every experience can be reframed as a failure or success. I think that what's interesting in the churches that on the one hand. We think we're really good with failure. Sort of in a long term. But i think in the short-term we really struggle with it. And i think what i like is this idea of mindset that we believe that our brains are plastic great research by carol duet called mindset. I think that oftentimes we struggle with this in general because we say we believe we can change. but we don't always actually behave like we believe at So that's something. I think that we could work on moore and allow allow people to make mistakes like and have it be okay that make mistakes. I mean you know. You've heard many times where i well. I can't talk about this thing that happened early. Slide because everybody will judge me. So i actually i know i sometimes err on the side of talking about things that have been hard out loud just because i feel maybe because i'm getting older i've like how can i help de stigmatize like you know. Here's what happened when we didn't have any money. Here's what hap- you know in those experiences of how so. I think in the church the way this can be applied is just to be a little bit more willing to be open about things. That are hard for us. Not just the acceptable difficulties like illness or death or have young children. And i don't know how to do it but some of the less acceptable things that we're struggling with. And i think that. I see this creep up in a you know we. We all would agree. Yes we all sin but only the real broken people have to go and talk to the bishop and just by talking about that in an eligible setting whatever and saying i had a rough time and again not that we wanna parade around our our weaknesses but it does something. you've articulated. Perfect you give failure. It's do there was a purpose for that. It wasn't just a horrible mistake. That should never be talked about. There's a purpose in that for us individually and we should articulate that so that others realized that whatever the failure they're going through the scholar you know one of the things. I think that. I has gotten so much easier for is that when something doesn't work well i think okay. How can i make meaning of this. And i think that's one of the beauties of the gospel and something certainly teaches us is that there's always a way to make meaning of something that doesn't work and so how can we make meaning of whatever hasn't in any other perspectives. As far as getting failure to is more like an internal thing or can a leader apply it to to whom they lead yeah. It's a really good question. I think the other thing. I would say and i'm not sure how this applies but what i i would say shame limits disruption not failure and so. I think that we need to really be aware of as were working with. People in our wards is too when they have made mistakes any kind of mistake to not shame them and i'll give you a getting example just recently so our girls In laurels we had an activity and all the girls said. Hey we're gonna go to this thing and then none of them showed up and so last week laurels. We sat down and said i wanna talk about this and said it's okay that you couldn't come i said but what's important is that you knew you can come and you need to learn how to say no so. We're gonna talk about how to say no because you need to practice saying no and so it was a way to call them on what had happened. But i'm pretty sure there was no message. Communicated that they were bad it was. Here's what happened. Here's how it felt. Here's the lesson. I think you need to learn that you need to say yes more and your bad. 'cause you didn't say yes more. It's you actually knew you could. You had too much on your place. I need you to learn how to say no. This is an important skill for you. So i think the practical application would be. Is you know like with the elders quorum in the home teaching. How do you help tease out. The difference between sham and just making mistakes. Yeah that's because you could've easily shown up d did you. Do you ladies know how much i prepared for this right man. You really hurt me. This unique and that wasn't the point because they didn't want to hurt you just didn't say now because they didn't want to hurt. Yeah exactly yeah and finding this you know. I've got a five year old and a three year old and just constantly. I'm pulling myself back saying no. Don't say it like that. But what what's the lesson they need to learn right. Not how can i make him feel bad enough that they'll never do it again right. What's the lesson they need to learn that they can apply extent of that. Okay so that's six and the number seven is five six. Six six is step back in order to grow and so step back in order to grow. I mean certainly. Oh my goodness i just reverse them. So five is step back to grow sixes failure. But that's okay step back to grow. Is this idea of think about whenever you jump. You crouch before you jump you. Bring your ski. Poles backed like race downhill. And you bring your fist back in order to punch like you always step back in order to to grow in and so on. I think the way that we apply this there. Lots of different ways to do this like you. Step back to think about the big picture within the church. I think you step back to grow. We've kind of touched on this already of you. Step back into a different calling. In order to grow the growth happens in different ways but stepping back can actually be a slingshot because if you think as a reminder to myself as we're talking about miss the whole point of the church is for us to grow up spiritually the whole point of the churches for us to be like god and so you step back in order. She slingshot ford skirts lee in some form or fashion i think being released from a calling is oftentimes very much. Step back in order to grow in some way the awesome so now we're number seven so seven is driven by discovery so one of the things that we discovered is that as a disruptor you're in search of a yet to be defined market. You're always going to have this purpose but higher gonna get their as yet to be determined. So you're this explore like lewis and clark so remember that story of thomas. Jefferson makes the louisiana purchase. He sends lewis and clark out to figure out what he's acquired. They start in saint louis heading to the pacific ocean with keelboats which are use on rivers by the way. They think they have enough supplies. Well turns out mercer over peters out. They run out of supplies. They hunt and trade with the native americans and then when they get loss they hire a guide and with each new discovery. They just kept having to alter their plan. And it's the same for us. So one of the things. I thought was really interesting. Is it seventy percent of all successful. New businesses end up with a strategy. That's different than the strategy this started with and so just like our conversations a little bit today very discovered driven. Probably gonna director the funnest run for not expecting as a leader in any given calling be discovery driven. Say okay. here's my plan. But i'm going to get new information and i would say this especially applies with extending callings that you just brought up. You're going to have a plan. you prayed about it. You think this person's the right person then you say well okay gelernt. Can you come into my office. I can't say to john. Because i wouldn't be giving you to call into john. You can say whitney can you come into my office. I feel impressed to call you. This and then i say well did you know about xyz. Now you'd have to information so you're being discouragement. Okay i'm gonna pariahs more. Can you pray about some more than you make a decision. And so i think in the church it's important to allow ourselves to be discovery of an an. What's interesting is that korn ferry. The research firm executive search from did a study to come up with a leading predictors of c. suite success. I think this is true for me. And for the church the ability to deal with ambiguity to walk into the unknown to take a step forward together feedback and adapt. Because right. i mean you start day one. Is bishop things within two hours. three hours one day of interviews. Whoa totally different than what. I thought our award needed slayer discovery driven. Then you figure it out you alter your plan and ambiguity sometimes It's maybe gets a negative connotation in the church little bit that we want certainty and we want. This is the how principles layout and so wanting to being motivated step. 'ambiguities is an essential step. You know what you just made me. Think of something kai sheriff. Let's do it. Do you know how we battle. You know where we get entitled as members of the church or is that because we feel like we have it all figured out the sin of certainty. god lives. someday. I'm gonna go to the celestial kingdom. I know what's going to happen to me after i die. And i think we get a little smug and because we get smog in the sense that we don't feel this need to really we get a little comfortable sort of intellectually and we don't sometimes dig is deep as i think we could not always but i think sometimes we do absolutely absolutely and we fill sort of anointed and so it limits us to to discovery discovery right to have all the answers to the question so therefore we have no questions but the questions is what guides us. Yes oh that was so beautifully sad. I love that. That's a tweeter ball that needs to go and your dead now. Well loss raymond so good so those are the seven anything. We missing those. No i what i would say. Is we kind of try to kind of recap as so you've got those seven that move you along the learning curve and then what's super exciting and interesting to me and this is what my next book is about building a team as i look at it and i say every organization. Every ward is a collection of learning curves. So every person's on one of these curves and you build an eighteen. You build a high functioning ward by optimizing those curves so you wanna have at any given time seventy percent of your people in their sweet spot. So they've been the calling two to three years. You want to fifteen percent of your people the low and their brand. They have no idea what they're doing. They're asking all sorts of questions. Like why can't we have. The laurels go into relief society once a week once a month. And then you've got fifteen percent of the people at the high end. Know what they're doing and so they can mentor other people but you don't want to leave them there too long because they'll get stale because we all do we've been in too long. We get tired. We just do because our neurons like to learn and we were not learning. We get bored. It's just the way nature works so one of the things that to me is so beautiful about the gospel and about the structure of the church. Is that heavenly. Father knows how our brains work and so he's built in so that every couple of years he pushes us to jump to a new learning curve. So we're always staying engaged. Were always engaged and so so. That's for the individual and then because the individual is always engaged. They're always thinking of ways that they can innovate and then as a bishop. You're able to. I guess they advice would be is try to you. Know at any given time. Have seventy sending your people sort of knowing what they're doing and then when you need to release people do but don't release too. Many people wants donors extend too many collins at once because it creates some disarray. See one how that could balance of of where people are. I went through that really fast. That makes sense no and so. That's the basic premise of your book. Okay and i think we may need to do another episode of our time. That's why i wanted to just recap it really quickly to meet out such a beautiful beautiful thing about the structure and the infrastructure of the turnover. And i'm intrigued by that and and And that's what as. I was preparing for this. I was sort of looking at both the premises of of your books. And i think maybe because on her new book and maybe the old book but we just gotta take one at a time but this is this has been so enlightening just understanding. I think it's important. Just give yourself permission to disrupt herself absolutely that. You don't have to look outside the box in and what the term you used of of You know as far as being market competitive just walk at risk market risk going living there and and being okay with that you don't have to be like the last guy playing a new area right absolutely absolutely. Yeah i mean maybe that's our big takeaway from this session is like when you get a new calling like figure out. Where does god want me to be playing in his calling. And what strains and what talents and native gifts do i have to bring to bear on this. Because that's the flywheel effect that's gonna make you super super effective in serving the people in your in your word all right last question. I have as you look back on your bill. The're time is a leader in in the secular world in church. How his leading made you better disciple. Or follower of jesus christ. So one of the things. I've been doing is i took elder. Nelson's president nelson's profit nelson's because it was he was president before injunction to memorize living christ's sake memorized. Oh that's great. I will not recite it for you now but what i will say is that one of the big aha that i've been having recently is. There are a lot of amazing ideas out in the world like amazing ideas and amazing thinkers and people who inspire us to do better and be better and i realize that it would be super easy to just sort of espouse ideas i think by studying the living christ. It's reminding me that all of those things are valid. Like i read. Tim ferriss for our workweek. Some great stuff in there and he's a brilliant man with the foundation is still jesus christ like all of those things that he is doing and he thinks and all of this light that he has. He doesn't know it he doesn't realize it but like elder door sat in the in the priesthood session about the sunlight. He doesn't understand that. The sunlight is always jesus christ and so. That's something that i feel like. I am learning. I know that didn't answer your question. But that's what came into my mind. So that's what i'm sharing with you is. I'm really beginning to understand. I think in a different way or perhaps for the first time of what the prophets saturday when they say his foundation. It's not that everything out in the world is bad and crisis good crisis foundational and then all the good builds on that and so i need to just remember that and focus on that and build on that and not let anything supplant. That concludes my interview with whitney johnson. I feel so blessed when i get to interact with some of these Innovative thinkers of our time. And that happened. To be lds as well and obviously. I don't think that's a coincidence. But i'm so grateful for for whitney and it was so fun to just see how down to earth she was. She was fun to talk to and You know this such an engaging discussion in i benefit from it. I hope you did as well if you want to. Follow whitney who check her out on twitter. And also at whitney johnson dot com twitter handle is at johnson whitney and she's quite active their follower there and go checkout or books at the amazon linked to all her books but definitely worth diving into and learn more about your personal leadership development by disrupting yourself. Also if you haven't done so yet be sure to head on over to leading ilias dot org and check out the two free leadership trainings. That are available there. One is our recent leadership webinar and the other is how to hold a one hour. Pregnancy meaning strings will definitely improve your leadership efficiency and also minimize the time meetings. Take everybody needs help there. My right so remember. Be a leader not calling. It came as a result of a position of leadership which was imposed upon us. 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July 27, 2020

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

05:09 min | 10 months ago

July 27, 2020

"Presented by the American. Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Good Monday morning. I'm Anna Palmer and welcome your politico playbook audio, rethink and I'm Jay Schuermann some news in the Democratic convention, the Convention August seventeenth to twentieth we'll be live from nine pm. To Eleven PM. Each evening with one or more speakers appearing nightly from a swing state Wisconsin, we spoke to Stephanie Cutter about producing the four day event. She's calling it an unconventional convention and she said it's turned it into almost one. One hundred percent virtual events the roll-call will occur across all fifty states and seven territories, and here's WHO's speaking Joe Biden will accept the Democratic nomination in Milwaukee. It is still on who will speak when and how top surrogates the Obamas who are slated to play a role in the convention will participate over the four days cutter said there will be plenty of the next generation of leaders in the program, but segments will be. Be shorter than previous conventions. It'll be much shorter that we can keep the program moving and keep people engaged. She said the themes a source pass along DNC. Convention deck that included these themes broken down by each day. Monday a united America Tuesday steady leadership Wednesday, a future for all and Thursday a new, American promise cutter cautioned that organizers were still finalizing the programming, and no decision had been made Senate Republicans plan to unveil. Unveil their cove relief bill at four thirty today the legislation is meant to act as a negotiation marker for the GOP. It's not intended to pass the chamber as of Sunday the Republican proposal included unemployment benefits at seventy percent of lost wages back to work tax credits K. to twelve education cash in a liability overhaul. The two sides are pretty far apart on everything total dollars. The DEM's are in the four trillion dollar neighborhood. Neighborhood and Republicans WanNA trillion Lindsey Graham, said yesterday on Fox's Sunday morning. Futures that have Republicans will vote against whatever the leadership comes up with. That's a welcome sign to Democrats on substance. For example there is no state and local cash and the GOP. Offer and Democrats want close to one trillion dollars. The dams education money is four times. What Republicans are offering and the unemployment insurance is paired back. There's just a long way. Way To go on every front on the process, the GOP is floating and unemployment extension separate from eight larger relief package, because enhance unemployment benefits. Run Out, Friday. Democrats have said no, and it's no surprise. It would make a larger package slower and more difficult. We'll see if DEM's tune changes Republicans begins saying they're holding up. Unemployment benefits Steven Mnuchin and White House, Chief of staff, Mark Meadows were in the capital both days this. This weekend there has been no contact between the administration and Congressional Democrats since last week this week will be the beginning of bipartisan talks, not the end you should expect this to drag into the first or second week of August. NEW NBC News Mirrors pull out this morning shows Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump by his seven point margin in the key swing state of North Carolina the wall. Street, Journal editorial, Bird, take another. Another WACKY DONALD TRUMP, arguing that his announcement on lowering drug prices amounts to what Democrats are offering more government control. Here's what's driving today. John Lewis Casket will arrive at the capital this afternoon around one PM. The ceremony will be on the East Front of the Capitol. He alliance St. Beginning at one thirty PM with the public allowed in at six PM. The post notes Joe. Biden will be in Washington to pay his respects. Host also has a big picture. Look at how America's global standing said a low point and the pandemic has made it worse and social justice protests across the country turned violent, the Oregonian reports that on the sixtieth night of protests, there were one thousand people and a shooting reported while the San Francisco. Chronicle has a story of the City Oakland picking up from Saturday night's rampage and the mayor condemning vandalism, The New York Times reports on Lexington. Virginia built around confederate generals, and how it's rethinking its identity Ryan Lizzo has a look at the Biden's VP shortlist Natasha. Correct Kris Catalog Oh and Marc Caputo reported calmly heiress and Chris. Dodd's interesting interaction. You should check that story out. Here's what's on tap for trump's Monday the president will participate in greeting Terry Sharp. The Walking Marine at eleven am in the south. Portico. He will leave the white. House at one fifteen pm and route to Morrisville North Carolina. Trump will arrive at the bioprocess innovation center at Fuji Film Dyson Biotechnologies at two fifty five PM. He will tour. The center afterward will participate in Corona virus briefing at three thirty PM. Trump departed at four twenty and return to Washington. He'll arrive at the White House at six. PM subscribed a playbook at politico dot com slash playbook. Congress address the affordability of COVID. Nineteen testing and treatment cancer care needs the same. It's time to reduce out of pocket costs and ensure cost-sharing assistant benefits. Cancer Patients Congress cancer patients need you to act quickly to remove hurdles to quality care.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-16-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:14 min | 3 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-16-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february sixteenth. Twenty twenty one. Welcome to hotel quarantine. Britain's newly established quarantine hotels got their first guests yesterday passengers. Arriving at london's heathrow airport from thirty three high risk countries were escorted by security guards to buses. That took them to the hotels where they will have to stay ten days at their own expense. The world health organization yesterday listed astrazeneca's vaccine for emergency use increasing access to one of the more inexpensive vaccines to the developing world. The whose review found the astrazeneca vaccine met the must have criteria for safety and its efficacy benefits outweighed. Its risks brazil's president meanwhile is seeking emergency use authorization for israeli developed a nasal spray against covid nineteen. Israel's prime minister has described it as a miracle treatment with nearly one hundred percent effectiveness against serious covid cases. So what does happen if the mutations of the virus start getting around the vaccines as they exist. Today the answer is the vaccines will be tweaked. Regulators are looking at the flu as a blueprint to determine if and when shots need updating the good news many of the covid vaccines use a new flexible technology. That's quite easy to upgrade. Fyi if you get these symptoms after getting a vaccination the cd says you should be glad. Because they're sign. The vaccine is working. They are pain at the injection site that lasts a little over a day fatigue which means your immune system is doing its job and a low grade fever. Anything below one hundred point four is fine. In the united states cases. Were down thirty. Nine percent deaths are down eighteen percent and hospitalizations down twenty eight percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january twenty fifth there now nine million four hundred sixty two thousand eight hundred seventy five active cases in the united states. The current top. Five states by number of active is california new york florida arizona and georgia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times scurry texas allusions eased borough alaska san saba texas bent colorado lexington. Virginia van buren tennessee. Scott tennissee marian. Tennessee make in tennessee and jackson tennessee. We all wanna make sure. Our family is protected in a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air medicare network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport when flown by an amc and provider. Best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as a corona virus. Four one one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollars gift card with a new membership. Simply visit air. Med care network dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina new york tennessee new jersey and delaware there have been a total four hundred eighty six thousand three hundred seventeen deaths in the. Us reported as covid related with a current national fatality rate of one point seven six percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as cova related. Florida one hundred fifty five new one hundred nineteen connecticut sixty six california sixty four texas sixty georgia fifty seven ohio forty eight illinois forty five south carolina thirty six and massachusetts louisiana. Thirty three the top three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose. Are alaska at seventeen point. Three percent west. Virginia at thirteen point eight percent and new mexico at thirteen point seven percent. The bottom three are rhode island at nine point. Two percent utah. Nine point six percent and tennessee alabama and georgia at nine point seven percent. globally cases. Were down twenty nine percent and deaths down sixteen percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january eleventh. Globally there are twenty two million eight hundred ninety thousand nine hundred sixty six active cases the five countries with the most new cases the united states fifty two thousand seven hundred eighty five brazil. Thirty two thousand one hundred ninety seven russia. Fourteen thousand two hundred seven spain eleven thousand nine hundred forty two and the uk nine thousand seven hundred sixty five there have now been two million four hundred seven thousand six hundred seven deaths reported as covid related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free to corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. Four one. one podcast sound that brands.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-25-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:54 min | 2 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-25-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february twenty fifth. Twenty twenty one. A real world testifies vaccine and more than half a million people in israel confirms that even after one dose it's very effective at preventing serious illness or death ninety two percent effective at preventing severe disease after two shots and sixty two percent after one and it was equally effective in young people. And those over seventy. The fda is one step closer to authorizing johnson and johnson's one dose vaccine for emergency use panel meets tomorrow to make a recommendation so far. The fda's review noted the vaccine to be sixty six percent effective overall in preventing moderate to severe covid nineteen and it has a favorable safety profile. Many covert survivors still wonder. Can they get reinfected. A new study from a division of the national institutes of health suggested is possible and it does happen but it's still quite rare. A positive antibody tests can be associated with a lower risk of a second infection in the future. But it's still unclear how long this lasts with all the positive news around the vaccines. You'd think more people would be embracing them. But johns hopkins research shows the percentage of people globally. Who say they'll get a vaccine has gone down in recent weeks. The average acceptance level across twenty three countries. Now sixty three percent okay. Maybe you're part of that sixty three percent. But you're still not real sure when where or how you can get vaccinated. The cdc has launched a new online tool. That might help. You should be able to search for vaccine providers with supply of vaccine when you live. It's not perfect. States and counties still have a mishmash of approaches eligibility requirements registration processes on waitlist systems. But if you'd like to give it a try it's at vaccine finder dot org. In the united states cases. Were down thirty. Seven percent deaths are down twenty three percent and hospitalizations down thirty one percent over fourteen days. The seven day average of new cases has again started trending up since february. Twenty first there are now nine million one hundred fifteen thousand nine hundred thirty one active cases in the united states. The current top. Five states by number of active cases. California new york florida arizona and virginia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times lasalle texas cimarron homa calhoun texas. Chattahoochee georgia bent colorado aleutians. West census area alaska charlottesville. Virginia lexington virginia lynn. Kansas and marengo alabama. We all wanna make sure. Our family is protected and a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport when flown by amc and provider. Best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as corona virus. Four one one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollars gift card with the new membership. Simply visit air. Med care network dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. We all spend a bit more time in bed last year than we thought we would from binge-watching to conference calls to a tutoring station and sometimes even sleeping make the extra time count with an extra mattress. Prices start at just four hundred ninety nine dollars and you get three hundred and ninety nine dollars in accessories thrown in a three hundred and sixty five night home trial and a forever warranty go to nectar sleep dot com the five states the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina. New york rhode island new jersey and north carolina. There have been five hundred five thousand eight hundred three deaths in the. Us reported as cova related with the current national fatality rate of one point seven eight percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as cova related california three hundred twelve texas three hundred eleven virginia. One hundred forty nine georgia one hundred thirty seven florida one hundred thirty new york one hundred twenty seven north carolina one hundred nine jersey ninety nine pennsylvania eighty seven and alabama eighty four. The top three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose alaska at twenty one point one percent new mexico at nineteen point three percent and south dakota at eighteen percent. The bottom three vaccinating states are utah. At eleven point one percent tennessee at eleven point two percent and texas and georgia at eleven point four percent. Globally cases were down nineteen percent at deaths down twenty five percent over fourteen days there are now twenty one million eight hundred seventy seven thousand three hundred twenty one active cases around the world the five countries with the most new cases the united states. Seventy five thousand two hundred ninety nine brazil sixty five thousand three hundred eighty seven france. Thirty one thousand five hundred nineteen india. Seventeen thousand one hundred six and italy sixteen thousand four hundred twenty four there have now been two million four hundred ninety five thousand eight hundred. Eighty one deaths reported as kovic related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free to corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. Four one one. Podcast sound that brands.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-11-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:20 min | 3 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-11-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february eleventh twenty twenty one updated guidance from the cdc usually should quarantine one to two weeks if you may have been exposed to see if you develop symptoms now. The cdc says that's not necessary for fully vaccinated people within three months of getting their last dose as long as they don't have symptoms. Apparently you don't just need to wear a mask. You need to wear two of them at the same time. Us government researchers found wearing masks surgical or cloth balked about forty percent of particles. But when you wear a cloth mask over a surgical mask about eighty percent. Where blocked speaking of masks there the subject of a big scam. The feds are investigating a massive counterfeit n ninety five mask operation in which fake three m masks were sold in at least five states to hospitals medical facilities and government agencies. Some great news about the pfizer vaccine. Even those who become infected with the corona virus before they get their second dose present. A much lower risk of transmission. The vaccine appears to lower the viral load four times for infections. That happen twelve to twenty eight days. After the first dose that study has not yet been peer reviewed. Get ready to get your heart warmed. being hospitalized. Kovic patient can be frightening and lonely with no family allowed in massachusetts. Dr ben more figured since he'd gotten his second dose of the vaccine he could just visit with patients outside of work hours. He now has forty six volunteers and growing doing the same. They still must wear layers of protective equipment but patients are getting comforting human interaction in the united states cases. Were down thirty. Five percent deaths are down twenty percent and hospitalizations down twenty six percent over fourteen days the seven day. Average of new cases has been trending down since january twenty fifth. There are now nine million five hundred eighty six thousand six hundred ninety one active cases in the united states. The current top. Five states by number of active cases california new york florida arizona and georgia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times aleutians. East borough alaska san saba texas crowley colorado burleson texas lexington. Virginia crockett texas mccormack south carolina. Jeff davis texas hall texas and cleveland. Arkansas we all want to make sure our family is protected and a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport flown by an amc and provider. Best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as a corona virus. Four one one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollars gift card with a new membership. Simply visit air. Med care network dot com slash gift card and use offer code gift card. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina rhode island north carolina. Arkansas and oklahoma. There have been a total four hundred. Seventy one thousand three hundred seventy seven deaths in the. Us reported as cova related with a current national fatality rate of one point seven three percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as covert related california. Four hundred seventy eight. Texas three hundred forty eight alabama three hundred nine arizona one hundred seventy six new york one hundred sixty five florida one hundred sixty four new jersey a hundred and forty seven pennsylvania. One hundred forty two north carolina. One hundred thirty five and georgia one hundred. Twenty the top three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose or alaska at fifteen point two percent west virginia at twelve point three percent and new mexico at twelve point one percent the bottom three or kansas and missouri at eight percent and alabama and rhode island at eight point one percent globally cases. Were down twenty six percent and deaths down thirteen percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january eleventh. Globally there are twenty five million four hundred eighty four thousand one active cases the five countries with the most new cases the united states ninety six thousand eight hundred six brazil sixty thousand two hundred seventy one france twenty five thousand three hundred eighty seven spain. Eighteen thousand one hundred fourteen and russia. Fourteen thousand four hundred ninety four. There have now been two million three hundred fifty three thousand six hundred twenty deaths reported as covid related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free to corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. Four one one. Podcast sound that brands.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-17-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:02 min | 3 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-17-2021

"This is corona virus for one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february seventeenth twenty twenty one paralyzing winter storm creating all kinds of problems for vaccination efforts appointments had to be cancelled deliveries were delayed and mass vaccination sites could not open snow. Ice and bitter cold forced authorities to hold vaccinations from pennsylvania to and from tennessee to missouri. Two variants of the corona virus have combined to form a heavily mutated. Hybrid hybrid was discovered at los alamos national laboratory in new mexico and is apparently a combination of the uk strain and a variant that originated in california unlike regular mutations. Re combinations like this can bring multiple mutations at once most of the time they don't give the virus any extra advantage but occasionally they do however a new study says. The uk mutation by itself may be bad enough. Researchers have shown it is indeed thirty to seventy percent deadlier than previous virus strains and that's in addition to being more contagious which we already knew about forty three to eighty two percent more transmissible. The cdc said the strain is spreading so fast it's projected to become the dominant variant in the united states by march school bells are about to rang at elementary schools in los angeles county in person. Learning can start this week. Because health officials expect to reach the case threshold for reopening which by the way is twenty five per one hundred thousand. Those opening half to prove safety measures are in place. Getting safely back to your favorite bar might prove difficult. Researchers in scotland found customers and staff both fail to stick to even the simplest safety measures and the more they drank the less obedient. They are about it. And there was only one instance in the study. That staff even tried to enforce the rules in the united states cases. Were down forty. One percent deaths are down. Twenty two percent and hospitalizations down twenty nine percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january twenty fifth. There now nine million four hundred one thousand eight hundred eleven active in the united states. The current top. Five states by number of active cases california new york florida arizona and georgia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times scurry texas bent colorado. Scott tennessee van buren tennessee. Lexington virginia san saba texas marian tennessee. Stewart georgia macon tennessee and jackson tennessee. We all wanna make sure. Our family is protected and a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air. Medical transport win flown by amc n. provider. Best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as corona virus. Four one one listener you'll get up to a fifty dollar e gift card with the new membership. Simply visit air med. Care dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina. Tennessee new york rhode island and new jersey. There have been a total four hundred. Eighty seven thousand nine hundred twenty six deaths in the. Us reported as cova related with a current national fatality rate of one point seven six percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as covid related california. Three hundred seventy nine georgia two hundred forty six florida two hundred twenty three new york one hundred forty seven north carolina sixty one ohio fifty nine texas fifty. Seven massachusetts fifty. Indiana forty and wisconsin. Thirty eight the list of vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one does did not update their report yesterday. We'll have updated numbers tomorrow. Globally cases were down twenty eight percent at deaths down seventeen percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january eleventh. Globally there are twenty two million seven hundred fifty five thousand sixty six active cases the five countries with the most new cases the united states sixty three thousand three hundred ninety eight brazil fifty five thousand two hundred seventy one france nineteen thousand five hundred ninety russia. Thirteen thousand two hundred thirty three and india. Eleven thousand seven hundred ninety five there have now been two million four hundred. Eighteen thousand four hundred sixteen deaths reported as covid related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free to corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. Four one one. Podcast sound that brands.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-26-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:18 min | 2 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-26-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february twenty. Sixth twenty twenty one another. Mutated version of the corona virus has popped up in new york city. It first appeared in the new york area and late november and has since shown up in neighboring states city. Health officials and mayor are saying the new research is preliminary and not much is known about the variant. Where did the flu go. February is usually the peak of flu season but this year it has virtually disappeared. Of course experts say measures to fend off. The corona virus are the reason but still there was a lot of talk and fear about a twindemic of flu and covid. Nineteen which now does not appear likely to happen. There was a time citizens and other countries were asking. Why can't we be more like germany now. Not so much with demand sky. High germany actually has more than one million vaccine doses sitting unused in storage. The country has administered. Just fifteen percent of the astrazeneca vaccine. It's received blame as being placed on loss of trust and political leaders and incorrect press reports if two doses of vaccine are good. Maybe three or even better pfizer is testing. What results a third dose. Mike bring two doses already have shown ninety five percent effectiveness. The ceo says they believe the third dose will raise the antibody response ten to twenty fold when things are reported over and over the public starts accepting it as truth only learned later. Maybe it wasn't a new study has found four main risk factors that account for two thirds of hospitalizations and neither age nor race are among them. The four factors are obesity. High blood pressure diabetes and heart failure in the united states cases. Were down thirty. Four percent deaths are down sixteen percent at hospitalizations down thirty percent over fourteen days. The seven day average of new cases has been trending up since february twenty first nine million ninety six thousand twenty four active cases in the united states. The current top. Five states by number of active cases. California new york florida arizona and virginia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times lasalle texas cimarron oklahoma. Calhoun texas hartley. Texas bent colorado morongo alabama aleutians west census area alaska lynn kansas sherman texas and lexington virginia. We all wanna make sure. Our family is protected in a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport when flown by an amc an provider. Best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as corona virus. Four one one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollars gift card with a new membership. Simply visit air. Med care network dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina. New york rhode island new jersey and north carolina. There have been five hundred eight thousand one hundred fourteen deaths in the. Us reported as cova related with the current national fatality rate of one point seven nine percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as cove related california three hundred eighty four texas three hundred thirteen virginia. One hundred fifty six georgia one hundred thirty five florida one hundred thirty one arizona. One hundred twenty one new york. One hundred twelve alabama eighty seven. Ohio eighty two and pennsylvania. Seventy seven the top three vaccinating states by percentage of population the tat at least one dose alaska at twenty one point three percent new mexico at nineteen point. Four percent and south dakota at eighteen point four percent. The bottom three vaccinating states are utah at eleven point four percent and tennessee and georgia at eleven point five percent. Globally cases were down fifteen percent and deaths down twenty three percent over fourteen days with the seven day average trending up since february. Twenty first there are now one million eight hundred ninety six thousand fifty five cases around the world the five countries with the most new cases the united states seventy seven thousand three hundred seventy seven brasil. Sixty seven thousand eight hundred seventy eight france twenty five thousand four hundred three italy nineteen thousand eight hundred eighty six and india sixteen thousand five hundred sixty eight. There have now been two million five hundred six thousand three hundred forty four deaths reported as covert related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker. Play the corona virus. Four one. one podcast sound that brands.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-18-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:43 min | 3 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-18-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one the latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february eighteenth. Twenty twenty one. Another group has apparently reluctant to get a covid. Nineteen vaccine the military by the thousands. Us service members are refusing or delaying vaccination and their. Commanders are trying to figure out how they can change that. Some army units are seeing as few as one third agree to the vaccine. They have discovered one possible motivator navy sailors who were being deployed last week were choosing to take the shot at rates exceeding eighty to ninety percent. The un is not happy with the vaccine. Roll out the secretary. General has called the distribution wildly uneven and unfair pointing out that just ten countries have administered seventy five percent of all vaccinations. He said at this critical moment vaccine equity is the biggest moral test before the global community. A study out of nyu shows a mutation in the spike protein of the covid. Nineteen causing corona virus makes it not only more infectious than the original. It makes up to eight times more infectious. What's known as the g variant likely emerged in early twenty twenty and is now the most prevalent and dominant form of the virus across the us and many other countries. Some bad news out of the white house the us government will only have a few million doses of johnson and johnson's vaccine candidate and inventory. By the end of february the deal is for one hundred million doses by the end of june. This is the vaccine that does not require a booster shot but that's estimated to be sixty six percent effective at preventing moderate to severe covid nineteen. That's a good bit lower than competitors from pfizer and moderna if you're looking for a sunny outlook or rose colored glasses dr anthony fauci your guy he said. Yesterday he sees the numbers dropping rapidly. But there's a good chance. The variants will turn out to be quote devastating. He wants the masks and distancing to stay at as for vaccines foudy says up to eighty percent of the country will have to be vaccinated before we can start talking about herd immunity in the united states cases. Were down forty. Three percent deaths are down twenty nine percent and hospitalizations down twenty nine percent over fourteen days the seven day. Average of new cases has been trending down since january twenty fifth. There are now nine million three hundred fifty four thousand four hundred eighty five active cases in the united states. The current top. Five states by number of active cases california new york florida arizona and georgia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times scurry texas. Scott tennessee bent colorado aleutians. West census area alaska lexington virginia. Chattahoochee georgia van buren tennessee. Marian tennessee stewart georgia and macon tennessee. We all wanna make sure. Our family is protected and a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport when flown by an amc and provider. Best of all a membership your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as a corona virus. Four one one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollars gift card with a new membership. Simply visit air medicare network dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina. Tennessee new york rhode island and new jersey. There have been a total four hundred ninety thousand four hundred forty seven deaths in the. Us reported as cova related with the current national fatality rate of one point seven six percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as cove related california four hundred nine pennsylvania. One hundred ninety florida one hundred fifty eight new jersey one hundred thirty five new york one hundred twenty two north carolina one hundred eight kansas one hundred four georgia ninety nine alabama eighty nine and arizona. Eighty two the top three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose alaska at seventeen point seven percent new mexico at fourteen point three percent and west virginia at fourteen percent. The bottom three vaccinating states are rhode island at nine point five percent and georgia and utah at nine point. Eight percent. Globally cases were down twenty eight percent and deaths down twenty percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january eleventh. Globally there are twenty two million six hundred sixty four thousand eight hundred sixty nine active cases the five countries with the most new cases the united states. Seventy one thousand six hundred forty brazil. Fifty seven thousand two hundred ninety five france twenty five thousand one hundred eight russia. Twelve thousand eight hundred twenty eight and the uk twelve thousand seven hundred eighteen. There have now been two million four hundred twenty nine thousand six hundred sixty nine deaths reported as cove related worldwide for the latest updates. Subscribe for free to coronavirus four. One one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. 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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-19-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:10 min | 3 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-19-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february nineteenth twenty twenty one canadian researchers say a single dose of the pfizer in modern vaccines are more than ninety two percent effective in preventing covid nineteen illness. After two weeks and a separate study out of israel suggest getting that second shot of pfizer's vaccine kikes efficacy only a couple of percentage points pfizer is also starting clinical trials of its vaccine and pregnant women. That's the first to include expectant. Mothers and participants will be from several countries women over eighteen. Who are twenty four to thirty. Four weeks into their pregnancy will be eligible england's running some tests to its set to become the first country to intentionally infect healthy volunteers with covid nineteen. It's called a human challenge. Study ninety healthy. Volunteers will be exposed to further. Understand the viruses effects. The hope is that will help. Identify the smallest amount of virus needed to cause infection. How the immune system reacts and identify factors that affect transmission providers and pennsylvania. Have since early january been giving out second doses of moderna vaccine as first doses and health officials are calling that a significant mistake more than one hundred thousand people could be affected up to sixty thousand may have to reschedule appointments and up to fifty. Five thousand others might be delayed in getting their initial dose. Thanks at least in part to covid. Nineteen life expectancy in the. Us dropped one full year during the first half of twenty twenty. Black americans lost nearly three years and hispanics nearly two years. The cdc says you'd have to go back to world war two to find a decline like this in the united states cases. Were down forty. Three percent deaths are down thirty four percent and hospitalizations down thirty percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january twenty fifth there now nine million three hundred fourteen thousand seven hundred ninety four active cases in the united states. The current top five states bhai number of active cases california new york florida arizona and georgia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times scurry texas. Scott tennessee bent colorado aleutians. West census area alaska lexington virginia. Chattahoochee georgia stewart georgia crowley colorado hickman tennessee and adair iowa. We all wanna make sure. Our family is protected in a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport when flown by an amc and provider. Best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as corona virus. Four one one listener you'll get up to a fifty dollar e give card with the new membership. Simply visit air. Med care network dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina. Tennessee new york rhode island and new jersey. There have been a total four hundred ninety. Three thousand eighty two deaths in the us reported as cova related with a current national fatality rate of one point seven seven percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as kovic related california. Four hundred thirty one new york two nineteen arizona. Two hundred thirteen. Florida one hundred sixty five texas one hundred fifty five missouri. One hundred forty six georgia one hundred thirty ohio one hundred one north carolina ninety six and pennsylvania ninety two the top three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose alaska at seventeen point nine percent new mexico at fourteen point four percent and connecticut at fourteen point. Three percent the bottom. Three vaccinating states are rhode island at nine point seven percent and georgia and utah at nine point. Eight percent. Globally cases were down twenty eight percent and deaths down twenty percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january eleventh. Globally there are twenty two million six hundred six thousand four hundred twenty two active cases the five countries with the most new cases the united states. Sixty eight thousand nine hundred twenty four brazil fifty one thousand three hundred fifty france twenty two thousand five hundred one spain. Fourteen thousand five hundred fifteen and italy. Thirteen thousand seven hundred sixty two. There have now been two million four hundred forty one thousand eighty four deaths reported as cova related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free to corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. Four one one. Podcast sound that brands.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-24-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:26 min | 2 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-24-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february twenty fourth twenty twenty one astrazeneca has told the european union. It expects to deliver less than half the vaccines was contract to supply. In the second quarter that puts the e. u.'s targeted vaccinating seventy percent of adults by summer and apparent jeopardy. The total supply could be about one hundred thirty million doses. By the end of june when the eu was supposed to have three hundred million researchers say corona virus variant that emerged in mid twenty twenty and became the dominant strain in california not only spreads more rapidly evades antibodies generated by vaccines or prior infection and its associated with severe illness and death. Dr charles choo. Who led the team at. Ucsf said the devil is already here. He worries about a nightmare scenario in which the california and uk mutations merge thoughts are trying to turn to travel britain plans to push g seven nations to agree on an internationally recognized system of vaccine passports that doesn't exist in england yet either but they have set up a review and to covid status certification to explore ways. People can prove their virus. Free even as canada's focused on keeping international travellers out to protect it from the virus a new study shows its own citizens fully intend on breaking pandemic rules during spring break sixty three percent or considering participating in activities like in gatherings going on vacations shorts outside their communities and flying outside of canada many americans qualified to get the vaccine right now but the reason is making many reluctant to do so co morbidity is that qualify people for immediate vaccination includes obesity. Data shows covid. Nineteen outcomes are significantly worse for patients with obesity and health leaders. Worry some people aren't getting the vaccine out of fear of embarrassment or feelings they don't deserve to be among the first in line. In the united states cases were down forty percent deaths are down twenty eight percent and hospitalizations down thirty one percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases just picked up for the first time since january twenty fifth. There are now nine million one hundred seventy thousand two hundred five active cases in the united states. The current top. Five states by number of active cases. California new york florida arizona and virginia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times aleutians west census area alaska cimarron oklahoma. Chattahoochee georgia lexington. Virginia bent colorado charlottesville virginia. Lynn kansas sherman texas clay. Kansas and pennington minnesota. We all wanna make sure. Our family is protected in a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport when flown by an amc n. provider. Best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as a corona virus. Four one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollar e gift card with a new membership. Simply visit air. Med care network dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina. New york rhode island new jersey and north carolina. There have been five hundred two thousand five hundred ninety four deaths in the. Us reported as covid related with the current national fatality rate of one point seven eight percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as cove related california three hundred fifteen texas two hundred fifty eight virginia. One hundred seventy two florida one hundred fifty seven arizona. One hundred forty eight new york one hundred twenty-five missouri one hundred twenty one new jersey one hundred four ohio one hundred and pennsylvania ninety three the top three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose alaska at twenty one percent new mexico at nineteen point one percent and south dakota at seventeen point nine percent. The bottom three vaccinating states are utah. At eleven point one percent tennessee at eleven point two percent and texas at eleven point three percent. Globally cases were down nineteen percent and deaths down twenty five percent over fourteen days. There are now twenty one million nine hundred eighteen thousand two hundred twenty two active cases around the world the five countries with the most new cases the united states seventy one thousand fifty four brasil sixty three thousand ninety france twenty thousand sixty four india. Thirteen thousand four hundred sixty three and italy. Thirteen thousand three hundred fourteen. There have now been two million four hundred eighty four thousand nine hundred. Eighty eight deaths reported as covid related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free to corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. Four one. one podcast sound that brands.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-12-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:35 min | 3 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-12-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots just the facts for february twelfth. Twenty twenty one. It's encouraging to report each day. Numbers of new and active cases going down but it remains to be explained why that suddenly started happening in early. January experts. say can't be the vaccines or herd immunity. And there's been no explosive burst. In compliance with safety suggestions some say it's tied to warmer weather but again the freefall began in early january. And what about last summer. When we were told warmer weather had no significant effect others say people obeyed rules during the holidays but reports were that travel numbers and gatherings were very high while they have no answer. Experts do tend to agree that the rapidly dropping numbers run the risk of giving the public a false sense of security and threatens to roll back safety measure compliance the associated press reports more than nine thousand recovering corona virus patients in new york state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic it. A controversial order criticized for accelerating outbreaks. The number is more than forty percent higher than what the state health department previously reported the. Us is finalized deals to buy two hundred million more vaccine doses from pfizer and madonna. By the end of july. The goal is still to have all americans inoculated by summer. That's on top of doses. Already scheduled for delivery that should bring the total supply to three hundred million positive results around. How some common drugs already on the market might be used to treat covid nineteen oxford. Researchers say i'd common asthma drug reduced by ninety percent. The need for urgent care or hospitalization compared to the usual treatment for virus patients and the rheumatoid arthritis drug to sylla's you mab appears to reduce the risk of death in hospitalized patients especially when combined with the steroid dexamethasone pardon any mispronunciations there in the united states cases. Were down thirty. Six percent deaths are down. Twenty two percent and hospitalizations down twenty-seven percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january twenty fifth. There are now nine million five hundred eighty four thousand four hundred ninety nine active cases in the united states. The current top. Five states by number of active cases california new york florida arizona and georgia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york aleutians. East borough alaska san saba texas scurry texas lexington virginia crowley colorado burleson texas van buren texas. Jim hogg texas dim it texas and hall texas. We all want to make sure. Our family is protected and a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage. You could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport when flown by an amc and provider. Best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as a corona virus. Four one one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollar e gift card with a new membership. Simply visit air. Med care network dot com slash gift card and use offer code gift card. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina island north carolina. Arkansas and oklahoma. There have been a total four hundred. Seventy five thousand two hundred ninety one deaths in the. Us reported as cove related with the current national fatality rate of one point seven three percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as cova related california. Four hundred ninety six texas three hundred eighty six arizona two hundred florida one hundred seventy six new york one hundred sixty seven alabama one hundred thirty three illinois one hundred sixteen north carolina one hundred thirteen pennsylvania one hundred eight and south carolina ninety five. The top three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose or alaska at fifteen point four percent west virginia at twelve point four percent and new mexico at twelve point three percent. The bottom three are missouri. Kansas and rhode island at eight point three percent. Globally cases. were down. Twenty six percent and deaths down fourteen percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january eleventh. Globally there are twenty five million four hundred thirty eight thousand five hundred twenty one active cases the five countries with the most new cases the united states one hundred three thousand four hundred eighty one brazil. Fifty three thousand nine hundred ninety three france. Twenty one thousand sixty three spain. Seventeen thousand eight hundred fifty. Three and italy fifteen thousand one hundred forty six there have now been two million three hundred sixty seven thousand eight hundred fifty six deaths reported as cova related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free to corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. Four one one podcast that brands.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-23-2021

Coronavirus 411

06:21 min | 2 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-23-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february twenty third twenty twenty one remember when the concern about schools. Was that kids would transmit the virus. The cdc says the problem. It's teachers nine. Elementary school clusters were studied and only one was a student. The first documented case study lines up with others from the uk that found teacher to teacher was the most common type of school transmission. Their cases are increasing in parts of india. After months of steady decline so authorities are imposing lockdowns and other restrictions experts had been warning about returning to normal too soon if for no other reason than because nobody could reasonably explain why cases had dropped so much. The fda has taken steps to make sure drugmakers can react quickly to emerging variants and modify their vaccines without extended clinical trials evidence so far suggests the vaccines from dern adviser seem to offer good protection against new variants but the virus is continuing to mutate. Long haulers who've been disabled by covid nineteen want to know. When can we be classified. As disabled and qualify for benefits advocates and lawmakers are calling on the social security administration to at least study the issue. The criteria are strict and most applicants are denied. Then add to that the fact covid nineteen has scarcely existed as a recognized disease. Very long dr anthony. She just made a couple more statements about masks. I think we'll be wearing them well into the year. Two thousand twenty two but second he says you can probably go maskless and private households around family. You don't live with if you're sure they've been vaccinated. He says you can probably even hug them. In the united states cases were down forty four percent deaths are down thirty two percent and hospitalizations down thirty percent over fourteen days the seven day. Average of new cases has been trending down since january twenty fifth. There are now nine million one hundred ninety nine thousand five hundred. Seventy seven active cases in the united states. The current top five states by number of active cases. California new york florida arizona and virginia replaces georgia at number five. The top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times aleutians west census area alaska cimarron. Oklahoma chattahoochee georgia lexington virginia charlottesville virginia. Lynn kansas bent colorado sherman texas douglas illinois and marengo alabama. We all wanna make sure. Our family is protected in a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport win by an amc n. Provider best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc in providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as a corona virus. Four one one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollar e gift card with a new membership. Simply visit air medicare network dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina. New york rhode island new jersey and north carolina. There have been five hundred thousand two hundred thirty six deaths in the. Us reported as covid related with the current national fatality rate of one point seven eight percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as kovic related california. Two hundred forty eight florida one hundred sixty one. Virginia one hundred fifty five new york one hundred fourteen texas one hundred thirteen georgia ninety one ohio fifty eight illinois forty connecticut thirty nine and iowa and washington. Thirty eight the top. Three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose alaska at twenty point eight percent new mexico at eighteen point. Eight percent and south dakota at seventeen point seven percent. The bottom three vaccinating states are tennessee and utah at eleven point one percent and texas and georgia at eleven point. Three percent. Globally cases were down twenty percent and deaths down twenty five percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january eleventh. Globally there are now under twenty two million active cases at twenty one million nine hundred eighty nine thousand four hundred three the five countries with the most new cases the united states fifty nine thousand two hundred fifty seven brazil. Twenty nine thousand three hundred fifty seven. Russia twelve thousand six hundred four india. Ten thousand seven hundred ninety two and the uk ten thousand six hundred forty one. There have now been two million. Four hundred seventy three thousand six hundred fifty two deaths reported as related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free to corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. Four one one. Podcast sound that brands.

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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-22-2021

Coronavirus 411

07:03 min | 2 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-22-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february twenty-second twenty twenty one. The us death toll from the corona virus topped a half a million sunday according to nbc news. And while the death toll in the us is the highest in the world. The country has less than five percent of the global population. A half a million people resembles the population of atlanta or sacramento. uk. Prime minister boris. Johnson rolls out his roadmap for lifting restrictions in england today all schools will reopen march eighth and two families or a group of six friends will be allowed to meet outdoors three weeks after that. He has however resisted calls to reopen Beer gardens. That won't happen until at least april in germany. New infections rose again yesterday which could easily interfere with planned easing of restrictions. Schools and ten of germany's sixteen. Federal states are scheduled to reopen today. Experts blame the variants of the virus for the increased numbers. This podcast has been reporting the cove numbers that are made available. But the fact is some countries have not been publishing. Data tanzania is one of them that country's president has declared it corona virus free but the world health organization is urging them to report cases honestly and transparently especially after the recent deaths of senior government officials. If you wear glasses you may not love the fact that you need them. But a new study out of india says that's making it two to three times less likely you'll get infected with the corona virus. You hear a lot about masks but actually touching and rubbing the is as a significant route of infection researchers said we touch our own face and averaged twenty three times an hour and our is three times in our in the united states cases were down forty four percent deaths are down thirty five percent and hospitalizations down thirty percent over fourteen days the seven day. Average of new cases has been trending down since january twenty fifth. There are now nine million. Two hundred eighty one thousand one hundred active cases in the united states. The current top. Five states by number of active cases california new york florida arizona and georgia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times aleutians west census area alaska cimarron homa lexington virginia. Chattahoochee georgia charlottesville virginia bent colorado lynn. Kansas sherman texas scott tennessee anna voyles louisiana. We all wanna make sure. Our family is protected in a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance won't always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why an air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air medical transport when flown by an amc an provider. Best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as corona virus. Four one one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollars gift card with a new membership. Simply visit air. Med care network dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina. New york new jersey rhode island and north carolina while other news outlets reporting the number of deaths in the us reported as covid related has crossed over five hundred thousand as of this writing. Johns hopkins is reporting the number to be four hundred ninety eight thousand eight hundred seventy nine with the current national fatality rate of one point seven eight percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as cova related california two hundred seven texas one hundred thirty seven virginia one hundred thirty four new york one hundred one florida ninety three south carolina sixty eight ohio sixty seven massachusetts forty-seven illinois forty and indiana. Thirty six. the top three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose alaska at twenty point three percent new mexico at eighteen point. Four percent south dakota at seventeen point three percent. the bottom. Three vaccinating states are tennessee at eleven percent and georgia and utah at eleven point one percent. Globally cases were down twenty two percent and deaths down twenty five percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january eleventh. Globally there are twenty two million one hundred fifty six thousand nine hundred thirty four active cases the five countries with the most new cases the united states fifty seven thousand one hundred ninety eight brazil. Twenty nine thousand twenty six france. Twenty two thousand forty forty-six india thirteen thousand nine hundred eighty and one thousand four hundred fifty two. There have now been two million four hundred sixty five thousand eight hundred forty six deaths reported as covid related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free to corona virus. Four one one on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the corona virus. 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Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-15-2021

Coronavirus 411

07:19 min | 3 months ago

Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 2-15-2021

"This is corona virus. Four one one. The latest covid nineteen info and new hot spots. Just the facts for february fifteenth twenty twenty one average daily new cases in the us dipped below one hundred thousand recently for the first time in months. The average dropped below one hundred thousand friday for the first time since november fourth and stayed below. One hundred thousand. Saturday the cdc says the country is still at about one hundred thousand cases a day at around fifteen hundred to thirty five hundred deaths per day speaking of the cdc. It's director dr rochelle. Walinsky said despite encouraging numbers states should keep mask wearing mandates in place governors in montana and iowa lifted statewide mask requirement. This month. north dakota's mask mandate expired in january and new york governor. Andrew cuomo recently allowed indoor dining at twenty five percent capacity. One reason to not jump the gun are the various strains of the virus and british scientists have reinforced and a new study. The variant first detected in the uk is not only more contagious but more lethal contributing to increase deaths in the country. Scientists earlier said there was a realistic possibility that was because of the new variant. But now they say it's likely japan formally approved its first vaccine yesterday. The one from pfizer and said nationwide inoculations would start within days that puts at months behind the us and many other countries but still a process that usually takes a year happened in two months. Medical workers are first in line grumble. If you like about slow vaccine rollouts but unicef reminds us there are one hundred thirty countries that have yet to administer a single dose that represents about two and a half billion people mostly in low and middle income countries. The result is they're being forced and desperation by vaccine with lower levels of effectiveness against the original and new strains of the virus in the united states cases. Were down thirty. Seven percent deaths are down sixteen percent and hospitalizations down twenty-eight percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january twenty fifth there now nine million five hundred forty thousand eight active cases in the united states the current top five states by number of active cases california new york florida arizona and georgia the top ten counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to the new york times scurry texas aleutians. East borough alaska san saba. Texas bent colorado lexington. Virginia van buren texas scott tennessee marian tennessee making tennessee and jackson tennessee. We all want to make sure. Our family is protected and a medical emergency. What many of us don't realize is that health insurance would always cover the full amount of an emergency medical flight even with comprehensive coverage you could get hit with high deductibles and copays. That's why air med care. Network membership is so important as a member if an emergency arises. You won't see a bill for air. Medical transport win loaned by amc c. n. Provider best of all a membership covers your entire household for as little as eighty five dollars a year. Amc and providers are called upon to transport nearly one hundred thousand patients a year. This is coverage no family should be without now as a corona virus. Four one one listener. You'll get up to a fifty dollar e gift card with a new membership. Simply visit air. Med care network dot com slash. Four one one and use offer code four one one. The five states with the highest risk levels and most daily new cases per capita over seven days are south carolina new york new jersey tennessee and oklahoma there have been a total four hundred eighty five thousand three hundred thirty two deaths in the us reported as kovic related with a current national fatality rate of one point seven six percent. The states with the most new deaths reported as cova related california two hundred texas one hundred twenty nine new york one hundred twenty two florida ninety six south carolina eighty seven massachusetts sixty north carolina thirty eight illinois thirty four tennessee thirty one and arizona and thirty the top three vaccinating states by percentage of population. That's had at least one dose or alaska at sixteen point seven percent west virginia at thirteen point five percent and new mexico at thirteen point. Two percent the bottom three are rhode island at nine percent idaho at nine point two percent and tennessee and georgia at nine point three percent. Globally cases were down twenty eight percent and deaths down sixteen percent over fourteen days the seven day average of new cases has been trending down since january eleventh. Globally there are twenty five million three hundred fifty three thousand nine hundred eighteen active cases the five countries with the most new cases the united states sixty four thousand two hundred ninety seven brazil. Twenty three thousand two hundred fifty eight france sixteen thousand five hundred forty six russia. Fourteen thousand one hundred eighty five and india. Eleven thousand four hundred thirty four. There have now been two million three hundred ninety nine thousand. Three hundred thirty deaths reported as cove related worldwide for the latest updates subscribe for free corona virus. 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CRUSADE Channel Newscast For July 31st 2020

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08:30 min | 10 months ago

CRUSADE Channel Newscast For July 31st 2020

"Ralph Waldo Emerson once said Goofy. goodful Thailand, but Genius Waltz prow. Well, that's funny because when I finished morning prayers I do want coffee and what little genius I have tells me to choose Crusade Captain Dark Roast. Our coffee is custom roasted from the finest fair trade coffee beans and bag by the heavenly Rose Coffee Company order your supply a crusade captured dark roast today by browsing to Mike Church Dot com forward slash coffee that's Mike Church Dot com forward slash coffee or call eight, four, four or five crusade. Crusader. News. News, you can trust. Because the truth can be trusted. Trouble Crusade Channel News Desk. Here's stacy. Cohen. Good Morning Crusaders welcome to Friday July thirty first twenty twenty I'm Stacey Cohan reporting from the Crusade Channel News desk at the Cohen Ranch. In Winkelmann Arizona, this report is brought to you by McClure tables using Michigan hardwoods in Michigan to make the best made in the USA chef awards on the market shuffling over to McClure tables dot com. That's MCC L. U. R. E. tables, DOT COM. Here's what to listen for this hour. President trump would like to delay the election confederate monuments are going to stand at the Virginia Military Institute no hiding behind a mask for the Dutch they say they don't work. And Americans blamed China for the corona virus in a remarkable move by sitting president, Donald. Trump, for the first time, Thursday explicitly floated the idea of delaying the presidential election over the idea that mail and voting would bring about rampant voter fraud trump who's trailing in the polls in key battleground states wouldn't directly say at a press conference later. Thursday. If the move was under serious consideration, but he did continue to doubt in the November election not only have election experts debunk theories of widespread fraud with the use of mail ballots. It's also not within the power the president to change the date of the. Election while individual states control their own primaries, the data, the general election has been a matter of federal law since eighteen, forty five, and it will be require an act of Congress literally to delay pass the first Tuesday. Of November, the Constitution also mandates that the president's term ends on January twentieth and the swearing of the new president and vice president on that exact same date the Virginia Military Institute will not remove confederate monuments or renamed buildings named after confederate leaders. The School Superintendent announced this week retired general j Binford p the third said the military college founded in eighteen, thirty, nine in Lexington. Virginia about one hundred and forty miles just west of the one time confederate capital in. Richmond had a pass that was intertwined with the history of Virginia and the civil. War We do not currently intend to remove any via my statues or rename any via my buildings. He wrote a seven page letter addressed to the campus community. Rather in the future, we will emphasize recognition of leaders from the institute's Second Century while condemning racism as something we all agree we want to race. He said some of the statues and monuments were dedicated to people with ties to the school that ran deeper than the confederacy. Herman Cain the former Republican presidential candidate and affable business magnet died Thursday after being hospitalized for Corona Virus Cain, who is seventy four I went to an Atlanta Hospital for treatment on July first. Quota the day we must never get into the habit of being preoccupied with the future. There's no reason to do so God. Is there Saint Theresa capita coming up are saint of the day he was the founder of the jesuits he was also on his way to military fame and fortune. When a cannonball shattered his leg, you're listening to Crusade Channel News. Hi I'm Barbara Dooley and I'm excited to share some great news for my friends at bulldog Kia. You can do Kia online and have it delivered straight to your home right now twenty twenty Kia soul Alexis or only fifteen thousand, nine, hundred dollars at bulldog in Athens. That's right. You can get a brand new. LX For less than sixteen, thousand dollars includes two thousand dollars, customer cash, and dealer discount of one thousand, four, hundred, fifteen dollars get your new Kia soul today bulldog Kia how what a great deal in with their free home delivery service you can have your new Kia delivered strike to your driveway. So do what all other smart car shoppers do and get your new KIA from bulldog on Atlanta highway in Athens or at bulldog KIA DOT com. Does twenty x number two, hundred, one, Anna Srb twenty, thousand, five, hundred, fifty dollars, tax incentives, taxes, tax. These items not included to the opening bell some will say, yeah, bulldog key are seeing day is Saint Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the JESUITS was on his way to military fame and fortune when a cannonball shattered his leg because there were no books of romance on hand during his Convalescence Ignatius wild away the time reading a life of Christ's end lives of the saints his conscience was deeply touched and a long painful turning to Christ began having. Seen the mother of God in a vision, he made a pilgrimage to her shrine near Barcelona. He stayed there for almost a year sometimes with the Dominicans sometimes in poppers hospice often in a cave in the hills Prang after a period of great peace of mind, he went to a Harlem trial of scruples. It was during this year of conversion that Ignatius began to write down material that later became his greatest work the spiritual exercises he finally achieved his purpose of the Holy Land but could not remain as he planned because of the hostility of the Turks. Spent the next eleven years in various European universities studying with great difficulty beginning almost as a child like many others his Orthodoxy was questioned Ignatius was twice jailed for brief periods. He was a true mystic he centered his spiritual life on the essential foundations of Christianity the trinity Christ the Eucharist his spirituality is expressed in the Jesuit motto for the Greater Glory of God and his concept obedience was to be the prominent virtue to assure the effectiveness and mobility of his men. He's the patron saint of retreats. The government on Wednesday advised the public that there will be no mask mandate to slow the spread of Corona virus stating that their effectiveness remains unproven the minister for medical. Care Tomorrow van Ark made the decision after review by the country's National Institute for Health and said the official advices for better adherence to social distancing rules after surgeon krona virus cases over the past seven days are IBM chief Jap Van Dessel cited studies that. Show masks helped slow the spread of disease but remained unchanged convinced that they do anything. They counter corona virus outbreak in the Netherlands he argued wary mass incorrectly together with worse adherence to social distancing rules could actually increase the risk of transmitting the disease. The Dutch position very similar to Sweden's also reflects a wider philosophical split in both Europe, and the world on how to balance a need to curb the disease against the catastrophic. and broader societal damage caused by harsh lockdowns. Pew. Research Center study found that over three quarters of American adults blame the Chinese government for the global spread of the coronavirus over sixty percent of respondents said, the country is done a poor job handling the aftermath of the outbreak, the survey which polled one, thousand, three individuals and was conducted from June. Sixteenth to July fourteen showed three percent of us. Adults have an unfavorable view of China that marks the most negative rating in the fifteen years that Pew Research Center has been conducting polling on the subject according to a press release. Send me your news tips to news that crusade channel. Dot Com. Stay tuned to the crusade channel with live breaking news updates all day. 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#938: The Marshall Plan

Planet Money

21:26 min | 1 year ago

#938: The Marshall Plan

"This is planet money from n._p._r. Couple of weeks ago we visited the george george c marshall foundation in lexington virginia and we are here. It's next to the campus of the virginia military institute. George marshall is this v._m. Is most prestigious alone ready darren. I'm ready. The foundation was really excited to have us and to be honest. We were pretty excited to reserved parking for mr result ski and mr woods anything's ever been resorted with my name on it. The building looks like an armory cement. Now a lot of frills like a police where you would wait out a nuclear winter or hide plutonium good morning good morning good morning. We all knew we were there to meet a guy named age poll baron. I grew up in houston texas and then after college marine corps and served for twenty four years. I was air controller and a helicopter pilot as anybody buddy told you you have a resemblance john mccain. I've heard that paul does kinda actually look like john mccain. He's wearing a navy-blue jacket with a pin. Tell me about that bad on your jacket foundation pin. It has five stars on it. Five star general marshall was a five star general polls. An expert on the military strategist and statesman hates men. George marshall came over sway to ask him but something that's come up again and again in the presidential primary debates. Everyone's talking about the marshall plan julia alien castro. One of the things i proposed in my plan is essentially a twenty-first-century marshall plan for central america kissed gillibrand. What congress needs to do is pass. A marshall marshall plan to rebuild puerto rico make sure candidates are calling for marshall plan to fight climate change a marshall plan to improve national infrastructure structure forward a douglas plant and the reason we call it. A plan named after a person is not just in honor of frederick douglass to remind us of the marshall plan. That's buddha judge. He's calling for a marshall plan for racial equality and here's hillary clinton a few years back calling for one in appalachia. We have to have like the equivalent of a marshall plan. Bush called for juan obama. You get it and this isn't new. Actually there've been calls for more marshall plans since the original marshall plan which by the way began in nineteen forty eight that year someone called for a marshall plan for stray dogs and cats but no one is being really specific about what a marshall should plan actually means. It's just like this magic. Catch all never mind. The details will fix it term so those made us wonder what actually was the marshall through plan. Why is everyone always talking about it but kind of never really doing it. Hello welcome to planet money. I'm greg results ski and i'm darren woodson today on the show with going back to the caddock days just after world war two and two guy who came up with this plan to help your rebuild after the war george c the marshall. It's a story about what might be the most successful intervention history when we sent bullets of cash actual boatloads to help not just one other country but sixteen other countries. Thank you uncle sam that so generous yep. That's not the full story. The whole whole world hangs in the balance support for this podcast and the following message come from google domains. Most of you have a great business idea like zoe a plant whisper who not only loves growing plants but can do it in her sleep. Zoey started the company to sell and care for plants for her friends and people across the country google domains helped make zoe dream real with the tools and partners to help. Oh per build her website like a pro. It starts with the name. It becomes real with the domain. Make it happen at domain dot google slash n._p._r. To get it started greg. You read the planet money newsletter here. We love it but what i want to know is if your mom loves it. I hope so. Do you think she would love it if she knew that. Listeners have written in and said that it is quite clear excellent. One person even said it makes them feel young again. Mom are you listening subscriber n._p._r. Dot org slash planet money newsletter carolina's rozanski hausky n._p._r. Dot org slash money newsletter. There's a world map on the wall. At the george c marshall museum. It's covered in red lights and next to it is assist little button. Let's try push to start map runtime thirty minutes. Well okay here we go. If you press the button you get the full history of world war. Two in germany. Italy and japan threatened the peace of the world. It's long. We'll do the shorter version. Well what's happened and afterwards your was in chaos. Fifty million europeans homeless people were starving. It was hard to get around and in many countries known was sure who'd be in charge watt. The continent was desperate for basics like we and milk but also coal and tractors and railroad lines a lot of your looks bad but ah especially germany no one knows what will happen to germany. It's not just occupied is divided into four occupation zones controlled by britain france. It's in the united states in the west and the soviet union in the east. That's a big part of the reason it's in freefall. Here's a young child. A young boy and if you look at disclosed are very very tattered. He has no shoes. You've probably got double socks on. Paul barron showed us this picture of a kid in germany after the war he he looks about maybe five years old but he has a cup and the question is what is in the cup. What did the students usually guess. The students usually guess yes soup and they're very surprised when we tell them no. It's tobacco that this young boy is out looking for cigarette butts so that he can shred god that cigarette and get the tobacco germans were using tobacco as a form of currency like really pulse shooter oldest the prices from that time thirty six for chicken ten cigarettes for a loaf of bread german currency. The reichsmark was almost worthless. The economy was devastated that that is bremen germany. It's like a gutted dole's house with no dolls. I mean it looks like the whole place has to be just raised and starting over again and that was just that's across germany and here's where we get back to general. George c show his chief of staff of the u._s. Army during the war and basically his job for the last six years has been to destroy japan and germany and he was really good at it. He is president truman talking from that giant map at the museum was able to exercise greater influence uh than any other man on the strategy of victory and after all that george marshall quite understandably wanted to move someplace. He's pretty and rest. You know take a hobby. He wanted to go home and plan his roses. Really he was a garden. Oh yeah and he does retire <hes> mm but only for a week marshall ends up getting us by president truman to become his secretary of state and he takes the job which means he has to answer this big question and what shall we do with germany up until this point america still thought of germany as the enemy these were nazis after all yes so president roosevelt roosevelt secretary of the treasury henry morgenthau he made it official occupation policy to de industrialized germany treasury department under morten thaw wanted to turn germany into pasture land and take all of its industrial power and push it out and that's what victor's typically did you know oh plunder and pillage. It's been that way for thousands of years but marshall was part of this new foreign policy team truman's team and it's not taking a different view one that was more motivated evaded by the fear of communism at this point. The soviet union is expanding. All over eastern europe plus communists in france and italy are winning elections and they're fighting to takeover greece and turkey all right so one of the first things marshall does is secretary of state traveled to moscow. I see a picture here of of of marshall clearly in russia. Russia is in moscow. This is the foreign ministers conference and moscow nineteen forty seven modules there what turns out to be a six week long meeting with foreign minister ministers of all the major powers there to figure out what to do about jimmy. He's coming out of this building here. Did he actually meet with stalling. Oh yes he had a private meeting meeting. He thought that they could come to an agreement of some type because they had done it. During the war now the soviet union had lost something like twenty six million citizens during the war so stalin says is he wants germany to pay billions of dollars. Worth of war reparations not entirely unreasonable the always me germany pay after one but that didn't turn out so well obviously but the bigger issue on the table isn't reparations. It's what germany will look like politically economically wants. The occupation ends so marshall also makes few offers basically demilitarize germany. Make sure it's not a threat to the soviet union again but let her recover economically. The soviets already control the east germany marshall wants to prevent them from gaining power in the west but stalin rejects marshalls proposals and by the end of the six weeks. It's becoming clear this marriage is not not gonna work. Here's marshall straight after the moscow conference. We have not made of copper. However on the flight back jack all he talked about was that conference that he had with stalin and the need to do something something big something the world i had never seen before when marshall gets back. He tells his team at the state department. It's time to start formulating a plan and while they're doing that. He decides to send out a message wjr and he doesn't this kind of weird way. Marshall's being awarded an honorary degree from harvard and so we asked the people organizing the ceremony could make a few remarks. He doesn't actually tell them what he's gonna. Gotta say wait. Is this actually the original cost. This is the most important document that we hold but you can see the day was june fifth nineteen forty seven in the time that it was delivered it starts. I need not tell you gentlemen that the world situation is very serious. Same situation is very serious. Look the apparent marshall wasn't really talking to always have it grads. I was talking to europe requirement for the next three or four year. Far food product marshalls basically saying guys europe is broke and it needs help if it doesn't get aid things are going to get uglier. Economic political deterioration of a very grave de in the state department made sure that european media covered the speech and they got the message britain's foreign minister and his bevan for example tasted that marshall's speech was this quote like a lifeline to a sinking man. It seemed to bring hope with there was none but a lot of americans including members of congress kim believe this us. It's a battle to get it signed into law. Marshall travels all over the country trying to sell it to finish. I mean this is a massive passive. Foreign aid program and then people are like what why would we want to give that to europe but then there's this communist coup in czechoslovakia and it becomes clear that stalin is serious about expanding communism outside of the soviet union and congress comes around using seven several pens president truman signs the bill that puts the marshall aid plan into operation eighty european recovery program aka the marshall plan is passed by congress on april third nineteen forty after the break what happened when america decided to rebuild germany right under the nose of joseph stalin. There will be military. The tree tension and bombers filled with candy support for n._p._r. And the following message come from capital one's business credit card the spark cashcard offering unlimited two percent cashback on everything you buy for your business capital one. What's in your wallet visit capital one dot com for more information formation. The yield curve has inverted in the past. This has been an indicator that a recession is on its way but will this time be different indicator for planet money n._p._r.'s daily economics podcast to find out by the summer of of nineteen forty eight at any given time. There's something like one hundred and fifty ships crossing the atlantic. They're filled with stuff like green. Coal construction equipment horse me seriously horsemeat. It's all funded by the marshall plan. Sixteen countries got aid and that aid was mostly in grants not loans. It didn't have to be paid back. The money did a bunch of things it helped. Austria build a damn. It helped the u._k. Bill cars and pay off some of its debt. It's sent mules to greece. It trained aimed workers it built factories and roads plus. It was good for american business. A lot of the money went into buying american made stuff and it made the u._s. I look great. Propaganda was built into the marshall plan. Countries who received eight were instructed to do things like run radio program letting people know how important this was they help parades and marshall and they've made cartoons promoting just how amazing the american model of capitalism was why not make more with less effort by using more machine humor that would mean better shoot innkeeper shoes cheaper serves yeah so the marshall plan also came with all sorts of political strings to undermine communism but beyond the propaganda and the anti-communist communist politics and the self-serving exchange of american products the marshall plan was actually helping sixteen countries build stronger economies but historian and economist honest been steel recently wrote a book called the marshall plan tone of the cold war and he says that the marshall plan was really about one country. All story really is about out germany not just the marshall plan but the cold war is fought about germany who will control germany. What sort of germany will there beat before. The war broke out. Germany was the heart of industrial production in europe so one of the aims of the marshall plan was to make germany self self-sufficient again so that it could end its dependence on the united states and we could end our occupation and the only way to do that was to restore germany to its previous position as the main capital goods supplier for western europe. Germany needed to rebuild its economy dollar by dollar mark by mark no more cigarettes as currency that is not going to work and so in the spring spring of one thousand nine hundred forty eight the united states decided it was going to pursue currency reform unilaterally in the western part of the country tree the united states and its allies introduce a whole new currency the deutschemark new economy currency new start new you but there's a problem stalin considered this to be an an enormous threat to his <hes> <hes> control of <hes> germany the new deutschmark smart mid western powers were serious about setting up a separate west germany and the soviets really hated this they also feared that it would cause a bunch of problems in east germany that all those reichsmarks now completely useless in the west would flood the east causing massive inflation. The new currency was in effect an attack attack on communism. The usa fed up and threatened by the marshall plan. They blockade whistling and mind you berlin. Germany's capital city city is in the heart of the soviet occupied zone. They blocked the roads. The railroads and the canals nothing can go in nothing can go out two million in west berliners are completely isolated and this starts one of my favorite moments of postwar history. You've got these nineteen forties planes trying to get around around the blockade. They're basically sending everything that the west bill and his knee by f._b._i. Live close on uninterruptedly plane landing or taking every body that second day fly in money tools bicycles shoes heritz curates for about a year america and its allies flying everything in west berlin needs to survive one point planes or leaning every four minutes pilots even throw boxes of candy out the windows flying in with these little parachutes made out of hanke cheese. Meanwhile the u._s. is sanctioning the soviets to so fast forward to may nine thousand nine hundred forty nine. <hes> <hes> stalin comes to the conclusion that the blockade has been <hes> a strategic failure and a diplomatic failure he lifts the blockade and simultaneously with that the united states and its allies create <hes> an independent west german state the federal republic of germany. Ben steele says it was the first step in creating what would become the european union. The european union as we know it today was was really an idea that began with the marshall plan in the state department the marshall plan rebuild germany but the money also convinced france to uh rebuild germany exist it created a western block united against communism that would lead directly to the e u now george marshall he was uscis humble guy and he probably wouldn't claim credit but do you know who did think what he did was awesome. That's the nobel peace prize. Oh whoa i've never seen a nobel peace prize well. George marshall mounts the rostrum. It's so much smaller than i thought it'd be. The marshall plan ultimately cost american taxpayers thirteen point two billion dollars and that's about one hundred fifty billion dollars today if you adjust for inflation but our economy is much bigger now a better yardstick might be using g._d._p. The marshall plan amounted to five percent of g._d._p. That would be nearly a trillion billion dollars today but still points out. It didn't work just because of the money. The u._s. was rebuilding countries. That already had a lot of advantages so when people talk about marshall oh plans in in other parts of the world i think they often mistake the financial eight on its own as being some sort of magic elixir to to bring economic growth. He says when politicians talk about the marshall plan. They're missing the point and then missing the motivation. It wasn't do gooding for do-gooding sake. The marshall plan was a tool to contain a rival. Yeah most cold war historians would date the beginning of the cold war to nineteen forty-five the immediate aftermath of the war. I argue in my book that <hes> it's probably more accurate <hes> to date the cold war marshall speech. The marshall plan wasn't just about cleaning up the ruins of a past war. It was about starting a new one got a plan to save a continent email us planet money at n._p._r. Dot o._r._g. We're also on facebook instagram and twitter at planet money. Today's today's show was produced by liza yeager with editing from jessica weisberg and bryant erstad alex kobe has asked supervising producer and thanks very much to cynthia beta beta for fact checking. Okay that music in the background. We recorded that at the virginia military institute. They were practising for a parade. I'm darren woods. I'm greg rozanski. This is n._p._r. Thanks for you're listening. Oh and one more fun fact this is. Maybe the craziest thing about the marshall the plan in a way it's still going. We actually got in touch with the german government. These still have an account filled with money from the marshall plan. They invested we're back in the day and they still use it to fund small businesses. They send us a nice note about it. This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor comcast business gig fueled network solutions that help businesses his goal beyond the expected to do the extraordinary comcast business beyond fast learn more at comcast business dot com.

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The MB Show- All You Need Is A Pinch. | AM Show Hr 1

The Michael Berry Show

34:35 min | 2 d ago

The MB Show- All You Need Is A Pinch. | AM Show Hr 1

"It's that time time time mocking load michael berry show is on the air just making my guy from oh you not old enough to remember but people who are will. You don't know how many people to this day dip because wall garrison said all you need is a pinch between your cheek and gum. You don't know how many people forty years later cannot help it. They go into the convenience store for the soul. Purple run truck plummeted gas but they will stop to get their skull or copenhagen because Because let me save van came. Find it because Law garrison said to put yourself a paint between your cheek and gum or earl campbell. You do not remember the earl campbell goal commercials day. Let try to explain. So earl campbell. It's hard to you cannot overstate. What a big deal earl campbell was. He has sausage in this town. In seventy eight seventy nine so first of all he was the ut star so imagine vince young. Although people will argue with me over this. But just trust me. Vince young was bigger coming out of college. General campbell was because the y. Gave you tea a championship. And and and the way he did it. Just pick that team up and put him on his shoulder and by the way. Do not speak. Ill of vince young. My presence ever don't do it because that guy for all the the way people trash him is the most solid nice human being. You will ever meet. He really is. He is the most so he took care of his family members financially which a lot of kids grow up poor did he gave to that church you know. He went to the churches about so this. Is it soul food. It was featured in jason's lyric. That's that's owned by the former firefighter. Joseph craig joseph craig. Joseph was firefighter. His grandfather's grandfather started. This is it and it was featured in d- in jason's lair. Anyway couple of doors down from that there was a there was a church. It's probably still there. it's a cream. Colored brick rundown old church. That's where vince young grew up with no dad. That's where he went to school. The pastor was like a father figured him and when he got his big money. He took care of that church to his momma. He took care of his family members. The wise good people but anyway back to the point there is a point and the point. Was that when earl campbell told you that all you needed was a pinch between your cheek and gum. He's wearing shorts. That if you saw today or creepy short creepy creepy short. He's wearing tube socks and he's on the beach with white women. Now that's not a big deal in twenty twenty one but in whatever that was seventy eight seventy nine. Black dudes did not cavort with white women openly like that. I don't even think. I don't even think the worst racist in the world had a problem because it was earl campbell. Let's hear it. I love football. And i love relaxing calls for me. Relaxing always includes gold. The smokeless tobacco justifies between my chicken. Gum gives me great tobacco taste without letting got the the breeze. Got my skull. Nothing's gonna make me move thank. I'll placing skull bravo. Try going smokeless pinches. All it takes yes he. That was your way you were going to quit. Smoking and a lot of people. Quit smoking with goal and Sco is a whole lot harder to quit and spoken. You can at least with smoking. You can't smoke anywhere. Be treated like a pariah a leper. And so you know. Because you can't smoke in a lot of places you that that sort of keeps you can dip anywhere as you know all right. Play the walt garrison. Nineteen seventy six. Or don't i'm more garrison. And i don't smoke but that doesn't mean i can't enjoy tobacco. Use smokeless tobacco like stole here paints between my teeth and gums real tobacco pleasures and without tying up hand so go. Smokeless stole copenhagen or happy days. Man the tobacco. You don't have to smoke to enjoy starring horse. Well thank you. Joan horse half seawall garrison didn't have all the white ladies. He was more the cowboy. I hated the cowboys. Hated them drove my parents. Everybody my family or cowboys and oilers fans. I was the oilers and the eagles owners were martine. Dan passerini earl. Campbell rob carpenter. You name it. But i look back now and i think how awesome those cowboys teams were. Let let me just read you some of the names. Intimidates doesn't make you happy to hear these names. Doug denison robert newhouse. Tom landry had a system where they raided guys. This was long before all the stats that they use now and they rated their body based on body fat speed strength and robert newhouse had the highest score. Ever scott laidlaw preston pearson. Charlie young roger staubach billie jo duprey danny white drew pearson golden richards. Butch johnson was on a team. I didn't realize the california quake was already on that team beasley. Binnie barnes see. That was a team that there that was thomas. Hollywood henderson charlie. Waters mart washington bob bruni harrison a bunch of white dudes on that team. You don't see that many white dude on the field anymore preston pearson john. Too tall jones. Harvey martin randy white the manchester all. Yes randy white. There's a few people out there that will remember but there was one year that randy white didn't wanna come to training camps back then they didn't train year around. You'd have to beg him into training camp and randy white didn't want come to training camp so we held out and so the question was where was randy white and so he did an interview with one of the sports casters. I can't remember it might have been Who was in berry warner so my left. I don't know who it was. Not the south. Somebody and he did it. He did a. He did an interview and he was fishing at toledo. Bend or somewhere. I don't know where he visited. Maybe it was to lead. Been been sam rayburn where he was fishing but anyway the in every everyday the question was how. Where's randy wide. It's been fifty three days. Just wanna come to try and can't remember what bum phillips said when when earl showed up outta shape and they had to run a mile and he couldn't finish the mileage coach. Are you worried about a row campbell. He's did know when it's third and a mile. I won't give him the ball. This is my can go heels me. Great tobacco taste now. Michael berry show. It was on this day in nineteen old three. the eyes of texas was first sung. The performance took place at a minstrel show benefiting university of texas track team at the hancock opera house in austin the ditty soon became the official song of the university of texas and even considered by some sort of unofficial state song. Thinking by in college station feels that way. But i'm just reading it. William prater an alumnus of washington college in lexington virginia and president of the university of texas from eighteen ninety nine to ninety five had often in his student days heard robert e lee who was then the president of washington college saying to his students. The eyes of the south are upon. You prater altered the saying for use at the university of texas and one hundred eighteen years later. Here we are over here. Won't you get up at once in a while. Third somebody efi later today. Mona coca cola fem. But don't get good stuff. Don't let him in their canada over yonder. Doing listen we go. Thank the most girl. Put down here in aid saying school. That's to you. Ignorant the faith foul about the high hand takes Habitat is ways. He takes a crawfish gumbo beaumont. And you gotta know your word. Is you the original. You pretty the nineteen seventy nine houston oilers roster listed this quarterback. You got dan pasture. Rini running back earl campbell. Full-back tim wilson. I guess rob carpenter winona team anymore. Wide receiver. kenny. Borough double zero on the field number one in your heart. Rich caster at watterson. Wait a second. So they didn't have renfro in seventy nine macy. I thought they had him by then. It looks like they didn't rich caster kenny. Borough mike barber tight end. My brother had a mike. Barbara hat with the snakeskin. That was the deal to have back in the day left. Tackle leon gray. Get him from the miami. Dolphins left guard conway. Hayman sennar carl. Mock carl. mock was the three hundred thirty seven seventh pig in here. He was playing ten years later. I'm not even more years. He played carl was as good as their ever was. He had four. Fumbles recovered that year as center. Ed fisher at right guard of morristown at right tackle left defensive in andy dorris nose tackle future hall of famer. Curley culp right defensive end elven but they left outs. Bosso hall of famer left outside linebacker. Ted washington left inside linebacker. An owner of mini car washes gregg bingham right inside linebacker. Art stringer right outside linebacker. And all of famer he had two interceptions and three fumbles recovered six. Pick seventy five draft. Robert brazile who. I love me some robert. Brazil left cornerback. Jc wilson. Right cornerback greg stem rick. Strong safety vernon perry this is. This was running perry's rookie year. You had three interceptions vernon perry took them to the championship game. One year. I thought it was against the charges and seventy nine. I could be wrong. I was nine by intercepting. Four passes in a game four passes the record still stands and free safety mike reinfeldt. Who else was on that team. You ask glad you asked you got willie. Alexander jesse baker is rob carpenter was on that with week. Ronnie coleman alabama am rich. Eleanor mac nisse. Food jimbo elrod. Toni fritsch the mad australian. Jeff roth or growth. I don't know carter hartwig. This is where. Eddie inaugu fisticuffs. Because he'll go. I just tuned in to do a whole segment where you read off. The football team's roster. Because he wasn't in houston in seventy nine. He doesn't understand but people who work they do. They get it cliff parsley. You forgot cliff parsley gift. Nielsen this is going to end up being ahead of all the mormons king of the mormons. He's like number two or three right. Now that's a big deal tom. Randall your driver. Conrad rooker conrad rucker mic stands rude. You forgot to the getting by what a squad. That's a squad acting went eleven and five. They were supposed to go eight and eight. They won their wildcard versus the broncos. Didn't they won the divisional round vs the chargers. Seventeen fourteen and by the way. I think had quarterback because passerini was out. I think that was when his ribs were busted up. I think earl had the turf toe Somebody else was injured. That team was banged up and then they lost to the steelers twenty seven thirteen. I don't know that it's ever happened before or since that a team lost and receive such big homecoming that home. You go onto the youtube and you look at seventy nine and eight. There's a whole Steve sable segment on that team coming back and and passerini telling the story. It was a touchdown. Touchdown was was the touchdown that game of the next year because they lost by more than the it was eighty. They lost by more the touchdown but passerini says that just that changed the momentum of the game. I met renfro at past event a couple years ago. And he's a little bitty fella like i put my hand down on him on top of his hair and kind of he's little biddy. And i'm and i'm not even kidding many ways of buck sixty. He's if you go back and look. He's not big then but players were not as big as they are now right although not. Who's big rob brazil. You meet robert. Brazil denver taste by ova buffet. If elvin buffet goes to palm a basketball. Okay so you stretch out your hand like you're gonna palm a basketball. You're trying to see if you had web aimed if elva buffet. Does that his third finger on his right hand. That finger does not point at what the other things are pointing at that finger. Points like back behind him. It's it's not at a hundred eighty it's at like fifteen is pointing backwards or something. That finger is so mangled. Johnny baker who played on the oilers ten years before that his fingers are all mangled. I asked him one time. What is raleigh. he said back. In those days you would slap the offensive linemen to knock to knock him senseless but what they would do is they would move their head to try to hang up your finger in there and break your finger. This is where eddie. And i go fisticuffs because he'll go. I just turned into a whole segment. Where you read off the football tapes roster because he wasn't in houston in seventy nine. He doesn't understand but people who were they do know michael berry. Show this russia on this day. Fifty four years ago was their debut sing. Where do you go from here. i'll tell you i jonah. Say-say paul mccartney declared greatest songs sixties. Music historian harvard kuban said quote. A wider shade of pale was the one song that stood above all others. It's everest like status conferred by no less than john. Lennon and paul mccartney who were enthralled by the cia syrian word play in heavenly baroque. Me in nineteen seventy seven. It was named along with queen's bohemian. Rhapsody the best british pop single from fifty. Two to seventy seven will then. It's not the best. If another one shares it is pick one or the other is a see. I want sixty i guess. Joe exotic wasn't available for jailhouse interview local media k. h. o. u. k. p. r. c. and fox twenty six. Guess who they brought on to discuss the loose tiger in houston that bitch as tiger guru said carol baskin. Ko baskin killed her husband to tigers husband. They don't tigers husband on netflix. From the greeters tiger king. It's houston westside. tiger guy. Story of the murder suspect to keep the tiger in his west side houston residential neighborhood. A case is speaking of was november. Twenty twenty was pretty recent. He's out on bond for that. Currently he's just like joe exotic but instead of having gay sex while he does meth. He collects monkeys and argues with his neighbor. The cop out and start doing some damage yesterday. I'm sure why these citizens would shot the tiger. We have fun with guns. And we don't see that it's not the annual saw the raiders salt seemingly normal guys pet bengal tiger gets loose in west. Houston says you never know who's gonna turn your britches with excitement when you see westside tiger gyco. On to high speed police chase to escape. From the caps with bengal tiger. His issue via turkey has a paper play. And that's all. I have bought right now and obviously with the big in the college starting attorney. Michael elliott waller county. Sheriff's sergeant west man yet. Houston police commander ron porsche and houston west. Side attacker guy. Victor hugo's wave us. It's houston west side. Tiger guy only on netflix. God name is victor hugo cuevas somewhere. Some mexican woman looked down at her child and said i'm naming him. Victor hugo cuevas. She didn't choose acquaintance. That was already there. Can you imagine the cop. All right. sara. I'm gonna need your full name. Victor hugo cuevas like the french writer the quadrennium. Yes sir yes sir. My mom really liked french literature. Light is victor who yeah yes. yes sir. It's it's it's could you just take down information star. These cuffs tight. The cuffs are the. We know the tigers name. Carole baskin toll k. h. o. u. The tiger quote could easily have killed an adult and more easily killed a child Wonder if carole baskin knows anything about killing. An adult wonder if she would be an expert on killing an adult. I wonder if that tiger could gripe if if tiger could kill it's husband in grind it up in a meat grinder. They don't care. Why would you not send somebody to florida and get a jailhouse interview. Joe exotic. That's the best thing on netflix. Was netflix wasn't in in the last five years. Tell me something that's better. Tell me something is better than that. That was quality right there. Quality programming you. You came away better as a result of that absolutely grant pinkerton at nine o'clock today. Should i ask him if black people are better at barbecuing than white people. And then whichever one he picks around to be. Mexicans versus seems to freak people out when i asked although greg gatlin was pretty good with that he wanted to say black on average a black guys going to be than a white guy and i appreciated that. You know i appreciate it. This is imagine the cop all right sir. I'm going to need you full name. Victor hugo cuevas like the french rider the quadrant. The michael berry show this starts like i'm missing understand gorge definitely i like to let it get to this mysterious talk. Her eddie asked me if i smoked a joint before the show yesterday. That's the most random weird questions get really really realized no he. The asking was after the show. He asked me if i did that before the show know. What kind of weird questions. You just really relax that people think liz. Cheney has been removed from her position third in charge of the house. republicans jack for soviet is reporting that. Not one person spoke up to defend her before the vote. Not even kim singer every nayo con has to go. We had some local republicans. Who spoke out in favor of liz. Cheney when all of this started. So here's what you need to know. Liz cheney is in congress because her last name is cheney. Her dad was a congressman. And i think she represents the same district where he was. Once a congressman. I don't necessarily want to ban people from public life because their daddy was in public life. But i sure do wish we didn't have so many people who through some sort of legacy program were ending up in high office because their daddy before him in the way that works is daddy gets on the phone and he starts calling the handful of his boys who choose who the president or the leadership is going to be. And that's what dick cheney has done. Our country is better than that. We don't have promo janitor. We don't have hereditary titles. We don't pass things from one generation to the next. There shouldn't be multiple members of one family serving in the white house. And yes that includes the original adam's family because john quincy adams was not particularly impressive not lurch. No no no not not that addams family. No not not lert doo. Doot doo doo doo. S good. that's good themes aren't there quality things on. Please not interrupt when i'm talking Liz cheney has been removed and the reason she's been removed this is important. She has not been removed for criticizing trump. that's what started it when she was spanked for criticizing trump that could have been an opportunity to kinda snap the reins make that bit dig into her cheating. Go you're not you're not trotting commits slow. Walk home but no. She and bill kristol charlie sykes and all the little lincoln project never trump bed-wetting who are so angry that they're not in charge anymore. There are so angry that everyone doesn't tell them how smart they are at their cocktail parties anymore. They've had to go hang out with the democrats and they know deep down that the democrats are inviting them over but only because they're useful idiots as a cudgel against trump and more important than trump because trump were all gonna dine move on trump represents the every man and the don't want the every man to ever have candidate. You say the john the john cornyn and the greg grab it who is by the way who is just the same as john. Cornyn those guys learn to talk the talk. They might wear some boots they might show up at a campaign event and a truck in. Roll the window down. 'cause you know air conditioning on truck ain't what it used to be. But that's how rack 'cause that's matric. I even scuffed it up a little. You know how when kids will get chuck. Taylor hi tops. They didn't want to wear them news. Go outside and get them dirty real quick. That's what these guys do. You might wish boots. Where keeble hey. Y'all vote for me. Then i get elected to east coast liberal these people liz cheney and her daddy all swamp stat mittens romney remember mitt. Romney emerged in politics because of his daddy mitt. Romney's father george. Romney was a very prominent powerful man in the sixties. He ran for president. I believe in sixty eight against nixon and he just like his sunny never took off because he didn't have the common touch but mittens from his earliest days at a silver spoon in his mouth. And mittens hates you and what we were stuck with before trump and ted cruz. Frankly what we were stuck with back. Then were candidates who we had to support because they weren't a democrat. We had to hate barack obama so much that we voted for somebody who didn't like us and if you remember when mccain died if you remember all the democrats coming to his funeral remember that barack obama all of them they were all there john mccain was a good man those were good republicans washington general republicans. Who would take a fall for the other side. You remember pulp fiction. Bruce willis his character. He was supposed to take a fall and he didn't. He had to slip out the back jumping that taxi and go home and then marcellus got hold of him and then they had to get some to go medieval own. Ned member neds zad. Sars ed's dead baby did so. He forgot to blueberry muffins. To was it. Pancakes you get the point. But anyway we had john mccain mittens and and and liz cheney these republicans who do right by the democrats and trump won the fight jumped out the back window and see it could be done and liz. Cheney thought she was gonna use her house leadership position to destroy trump which is really her way of getting you back out of the process and she has been removed. It is now time to start a recall. You tell me who do you wanna see. Pulled out after her mittens grant pinkerton pinkerton barbecue barbecue coming up.

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January 5: Every vote really counts

As It Happens from CBC Radio

49:53 min | 4 months ago

January 5: Every vote really counts

"From cbc podcasts and the fifth estate brainwashed is a multi part investigation into the cia experiments in mind control from the cold war and m. k. Ultra to the so-called war on terror. We learn about a psychiatrist who used his patients as human guinea pigs. And what happens when the military and medicine collide. Listen to brainwashed on the cbc. Listen up or wherever you get your podcasts. This is a cbc podcast. Hello i'm carol off. I'm chris bowden. This is as it happens. The podcast edition every vote really counts. Today's runoff elections in georgia will determine who controls the us senate which is why. The co founder of a group called black voters. Matter is making sure people get to the polls and effort at fairness becomes fairly controversial. The state of oregon portion of its cove relief funds for the black community and is promptly sued by non black business owners. Prisoner's dilemma inmates. In saskatchewan are refusing to eat. Because they say the provincial government is refusing to protect them from covid nineteen lighthouse. Camera action scandinavia's hottest film festival will be chillier this year for at least one sinophile. Who will get to screen all sixty premiers alone on a remote island. Guess who's coming to diners with covid case numbers down nova scotia's have no reservations about going out to eat because restaurants in that province will be reopening a week ahead of schedule and they didn't succeed but nice tribe pod. People are standing up against the martian from war of the worlds that standing on a new british coin dedicated to h. g. wells because it has four legs instead of the precisely specified three as it happens the tuesday edition radio that guesses. They went out on too. Many limbs closely watched nail biter of an election is taking place in the united states again today. Voters have been heading to the polls in georgia. Where a pair of senate seats are up for grabs. The results in the runoff races will determine whether the democrats or the republicans have control of the upper chamber of congress during joe biden's presidency. The tasha brown is the co founder of black voters matter. She's traveling around the atlanta area today. And that's where we reached her earlier. This band can you describe what you and your team have been up to today in georgia so we started out early partners. Our team fanned all across the state of georgia. We're actively working in fifty georgia throughout the judge black belt and in metro atlanta and so cliff. I who is the co founder. We've been focusing on working in the metro atlanta area with the teen to. How will we call left out the vote. We've been going to areas. That we know have a high black population we start out by really being able to do some Visible a have heightened visibility on the street corners where we got both today signs so asking people to honk the horn than create some energy. And it works you know. Many people have been coming out and they stopped. We left from there and we'll go to the polling sites to see how many voters voted in. If we find out you realize that that area that the turnout is low. What we we do our next step which we call is like a community. We actually sent a flesh team of volunteers where we go through the neighborhood. But with our big noxious beautifully black bus to and we go outside and we literally going door to door colgate distance on door to door really having music to really remind people to get the vote out. So you're really going. After people getting them out of their houses. Fleshing them out. What are they to you about their feelings about this election. you know. it's been really wonderful. this is election. I would second has been the least negative when it's so funny is that has been so negative coming from trump and republicans on the opposite side as we've been talking to voters they've been very excited in welcoming and affirming fill as newsroom and talking to voters they have been very very open about. They voted already. People can't wait. We'll walking up to the can't wait to show us their stickers. I mean we've had people just walk. Say voted i would wanna see my sticker. And then they dig in their bag or go back to their car. The show is their stickers. So there's something around. The energy of people really wanted to recognize the data that they want to be a part of something bigger. And i think when we're talking to folks. They know how critical busy lecture knees and so even the general election while we saw it in the general election people knew that we had a lot at stake. I think in the in the runoff election. There more people are engaged in part of the reason is because we. It's not as decentralized now is really the focal point is on georgia and a lot of people really been educated around how this race is really important for the people of georgia right. And there's a certain kind of momentum. I think that came from the november win of what is possible when we worked together. And you say that they see. The stakes are high for people in georgia. Of course as you know your entire country is very focused on this election because it will determine that the senate to end it will determine what joe biden can do as president is when you talk to people. Is there a high awareness of what the stakes are nationally in this campaign. I think absolutely people certainly know that national implications of campaign what we wanted to make sure really have a balance because that doesn't necessarily move right while they you know that that that the nash impact matters you know this is also a state that in the last twenty seven years we've not really had representation Other than republican representation from the state of georgia folks who live in this live in the state are. I really do believe that. The growth has been on with democratic voters. The challenge i think has been really being able to have that balance where one people know how important this race is the nation. But also what is going to drive and motivate people is when they can see out it is going to impact their own lives. Their family in the lives of their community. That's what it seems like the resumes more with them. We interviewed a republican in georgia yesterday. Who said that if you'd asked him a month ago with the runoff whether it was possible that democrats could win those seats. He would have laughed. He said that. D- jon ossoff and rafael warnick. Didn't have a chance now yesterday. He said he thinks they have a very good chance of winning. Are you sensing that would you have said a month ago. That was possible to be in the situation now. The possibility that these two senate seats or at least one of them might go to To democrats so let me answer it. Two ways the first thing is i would not have had the same way i would have had the same response him because my perspective is not the same. You know part of what. I've always said this in the last you know the last ten years of my life that the potential is here. I am convinced that the republicans have literally been dominating the political process one through voter suppression and other means right so i've always thought that the numbers in the possibility and the potential was year rights. Mother go i still had faked that it was possible. Which is why we did the work we just. I just knew we need to do the work that i do. Think it aligned. That's very similar to what he said. I think has trained. Is i think that what you're seeing. I never would have thought that the republican party with literally have the level of income fighting and would be this far removed from any semblance of the party. That at the very least says that it believes in the constitution at the very least says that it believes democracy. So what's really shocking to me. Is how the republican party has been complicit in the behavior the bad behavior trump. What is shocking to me is how republicans how we're seeing this play itself out where you've got a sitting president who is literally throwing a sitting republican governor and secretary of state under the bus. We're seeing a sitting. President asks for elected officials to cheat election. What is shocking. And it's not normal is to see the level of how far the republican party has fallen from whatever similar of a party That we've seen in this country that they're no longer almost recognizable in some ways. And so that's what's really strange. And i think that has d that's different and i certainly think that that's had an impact so and where i do agree with him as i do certainly believe that the chances based on those dynamics i think that there has been a shift in the political landscape and so i certainly think that they're the chances of the democrats to democrats to win both seats. You know. I do think that that is far more possible. How i see it now then i would have seen it a month ago brown. I appreciate speaking with you. Thank you thank you for having me by latasha brown is the co founder of black voters matter. We reached her in the metro. Atlanta area of georgia earlier today. Inmates in saskatchewan say the provincial. Government isn't doing enough to protect them from covid nineteen today about ninety people inside to jails started a hunger strike. They're demanding the resignation of corrections. And policing minister christine. Tell those inside the provincial. Jails have been hit hard. by the pandemic. there are seventeen inmates and fifteen corrections staff sick with covid nineteen. Most of those are incarcerated at the regina correctional centre sherry. Meyer is an inmate's rights advocate. Who's been talking with inmates who are refusing to eat. We reached her in melville. Cisco on his meyer. We know that the inmates in scotch one have been concerned about cova d- for months they have been Issuing statements about that. What caused them to feel that a hunger strike was now their only option. I think this is just their their first step Nobody wants to see a riot. They want it to be peaceful. The there's one particular inmate corey cardinal who has been leading the strike. What happened to him since he stopped eating yesterday. Okay so he actually got taken off. I guess thirty at eleven thirty strike started at noon yesterday and eleven thirty. They hold him off. The unit put him in segregation for starting a hunger strike but the guys on his unit and a couple of other units in saskatoon have still continued to not eat. Corey is still continuing to not eat from segregation and other thirty men also who have joined in and so you believe and he believes that he was putting segregation as punishment for leading this hunger strike. Yes he knew it was going to happen. He just didn't think it was gonna happen fast. when he had a hunger stray visit about a month ago he was putting sake for the same reason to when you had that tiger straight going. Can you give us an idea of how life has changed in saskatchewan facilities since the covid lockdowns started in federal. They're still going on a twenty three and a half hour a day lockdown. So that's something new because a majority of them are not used to being locked down that long. It's harder for you. Know all inmates to contact you know family It's hard they don't get visit Video visits were kind of the norm in the federal system for quite a while. Now it's breaking fast pen. Those have been eliminated and being the fact that you know what happened just before christmas. That's very hard for a lot of family and inmates The provincial system has not had visits than beginning of spring Not even video visits. They've actually stated that they might be. Starting video. Visits here in the coming new year No programming you know. A lot of them are used to programming. Is no programming. A lot of them can't go to their jobs know-how medical hell health care is a big issue. It's harder than it ever was before but we know that a- everyone is having to do without visits they're not seeing people. They're not getting to see their doctors are professionals. Everyone is going through the h- how different is it for those who are incarcerated Mostly with the phones I know at least when we're on the outside we can pick up the phone like i pick up the phone and how my kids are doing. A lot of them can't do that Their phone calls have been or decreased to you know twenty minutes but they get why but they don't have a lot of time i'll so they are the federal system. They're getting you know. Twenty half an hour to have a shower and call home and it's not a lot of time and as far as the infection rates go. It's this we'll repeat what we said. The introduction it was there are Seventy eight inmates and fifteen corrections staff in the provinces saskatchewan who have covid nineteen And then as since as of monday afternoon two hundred and three inmates have recovered from cove. Another eighty seven staff have also recovered. these represent pretty high numbers. Just a scotch when even though there's been a high infection rate is that the case why. I think i might be more than that. Because i know. Just in regina correctional. They had sixty eight faces. They could have been more prepared. They seen what happened in. You know be seeing all that and we got. We got hit later within the institutions. They should have been more prepared for what was going to happen. Because it was not a matter of is this gonna hit the institutions. It was when it was hit the institutions. And i've had you know guys asked me and they told me they've the the jail like the upper management in jail. What are you gonna do when it comes. We'll deal with it when it. I don't really think it was something that you think is deal with it. When it comes. They should have been more proactive. At the same time. The minister for corrections in scotch when christine tell she said that the that the department has a strict testing regime that it has been corn teaming. Those new admissions for fourteen days and she. They said they've been making sure. People who test positive isolated. What more should they be doing. They weren't isolating them. There was part of the reason why they were are hunger. Striking is wells because there was positive cases sitting on the unit. With those who weren't they did not move them and what should they be doing. I mean this is these are corrections facilities there are. Dorms are people in bunks. They do Live and sleep and very tight quarters. What what options do do governments the scotch. When have at this point to stop spreading disease well christine's how had an early spring Lot of inmates had called and told me that they had trailers dropped off at saskatoon jail and they was for cove. It it we're for covid. She hasn't They were dropped off there but they were not made functionable until december twenty nine way after the outbreak. Has she done her job properly. And made sure that those were functionable with when the first cases came into to basket tune they could have been put into the These trailers that were meant for that but she failed to do that. You mentioned the beginning that corey cardinal and the others. They're on a hunger strike. They don't expect it to really change anything. It'd be very effective. What do you think might happen next awe. Well you know like they're still sending out a lot of letters I hope no riots occur like the one that did happen yesterday in prince albert correctional But sometimes that is what happens after you know. Peaceful protests doesn't work. Nobody wanted to happen but sometimes in the peaceful protest doesn't work and things don't change they can only take so much of the abuse acid. They're getting or the negligence forgetting and they take another force of actions We will be watching and following this. Mayer and i appreciate speaking with you. Thank you thank you so much. Have a good day sherry. Meyer is an inmate's rights advocate. She spoke to us from melville saskatchewan. A like most film festivals joining a pandemic. the gothenburg film festival in sweden has had to make adjustments no crowded premieres snow glitzy after parties. And they've rolled up the red carpet instead of rolling them out nevertheless this year members of the organizing team for scandinavia's biggest film festival think they've found a way to keep film fans excited. They're inviting one lucky person to spend seven days all alone watching the festival's films but they won't do it while sitting on their couches. They'll do it after sitting on a boat. The takes them to a stormy remote island. Janas holmberg is the artistic director of the gothenburg film festival. We reached him in. Gothenburg your last this contest. You have launched called the isolated cinema. What exactly is your pitch. Pitch is that we will send one person out to smoke cliff. Basically out in the north sea and where there's only a lighthouse and the small house for the lighthouse keeper and their. This person will watch all of the films doing different festival for one week. They are tilton isolated. They are not allowed to bring anyone of course and but also no phone and that even book so it will be only this person and the see the waves sky and sixty two premio step. We are streaming at the festival. Do you expect you'll get a lot of people who want to do this. Yes we launched this yesterday and we have got the so many applications from all across the globe so the interest for doing this is huge. And what will they have to eat now. David they will have a very comfortable time there because they will have a soft bed warm a room and very nice food and also some popcorn they will have a nice time. It must be difficult in data specht and first of all. Just describe this place this island. Where where do they go and they go out to this small island. It's in the north sea. it's quite remote. It's very dramatic setting. It's just a small cliff and then it's a very beautiful red lighthouse and this is a place that for centuries have been very important for sweden's contact without a world because it has been guiding ships to gothenburg harbour which has been the main contact between sweden and directed the word for injurious. There used to be a lighthouse keeper living there but now everything is automatic. So now it's totally empty and there. We have an installed Cinema for one person so they will be there and It's beautiful to see is huge. What would it be like to be island in a lighthouse in januar- in the north sea. It will be lonely. It'll be cold as long as you're outside but you can always go inside and watch yet another movie. How old you decide. Lucky winner of this contest. It will be a person that loves cinema of course and it's should also cosby somebody who is open and the keen to be Alone for those seven days or and also somebody who is willing to share their experience and who can put were into experience because the communication they will without the world is to Daily video diary talking about the film. They've seen today was talk about how how life is on the island and how this special conditions has affected the relationship to defend for. They've seen in their experience. The background of this idea is the pandemic. many people have been in lockdown. Many people are turned to films that has changed medical relationship with films. It's also starting to feel strange to watch films with other people touching. They're hugging and kissing strangers. All kinds of things that has changed the audience relationship with the films. It's so too you described because not only have has. It changed our relationship to the screens in our homes. But how this freaky to watch. People have normal lives. Watch these programs. They're not wearing masks wagging they're kissing scary. Yeah for sure it's like you can only see the virus rally screen when you're watching this kind of decadence scenes with two people shaking hands. This idea you came up with has reminded people here Of this movie called the lighthouse made in two thousand hundred where these two men they survive on this inhospitable island innings. Go very bad. Was that film it all and inspiration for you as an inspiration inspiration came more from the pandemic situation we started with. Let's try to put find a place where we can isolate the person with only the film company and then we came up with it like tops after that so this wasn't start but of course this wonderful has been in our minds also. It's it happens that we talk about it also. I was thinking that this would be that. That's because it is sweden. I mean ingmar. Bergman could make a movie out of someone watching all these movies. i mean. There's some sort seven c limonov this. Have you tried it. Have you actually isolated yourself for seven days in the lighthouse and watch movies. No but what. I have done this Amendment was the honorary president for our infrastructure until positive way and now he's house which is also on nine on the small item not as remote this but there won't say had the in his house it's not turned into a place where you can have residency as for artists for girls etcetera and once. They had residents tested their state in one of his houses for one week and writing and watching films. So i think that's actually the most close. I have got to this experience z. Would you like though to be the winner. If i mean you can't obviously you're running the contest but will appeal to you. I would love to do it. It would be difficult for me. But i would be interested in what that situation. How this affect me. Would you avoid watching horror movies. We have one horror movie in the program and with people with this woman who lives loaning apartment and she starts hearing somebody knocking from door and she is terrified by north. And what it means and actually to be honest. This film I'm not jealous about how experiencing loan on. It's quite as okay warning on that one. It's a fascinating idea. And i love to hear who wins. It will keep in touch. Thanks for speaking wonderful. Thank you very much by by not not home burgers the artistic director of the gothenburg film festival and we reached him in gothenburg sweden. And if you'd like to see what. The festival is offering seven days inside a lighthouse on a stormy island in the north sea all alone. We posted a photo on our website. Cbc dot ca slash ai h when the narrator of h. g. wells war of the worlds first sees a martian invader. He freaks out and this thing i saw. How can i describe it. He asks and answers a monstrous tripod higher than many houses striding over the young pine trees and smashing them aside in its career now try pods are chiefly distinguished by one thing which is three things which is their legs and mr wells was chiefly distinguished by one thing attention to detail for which joseph conrad once hailed him as a realist of the fantastic well today fans of h. g. wells are realists of the as fantastic as they'd hoped the british royal mint has just released a two pound coin honoring the author it features a depiction of one of his martian invaders a giant robot on fearsome pointy legs for pointy legs as british artist. Holly humphris tweeted four. Legs man famous for creating the martian tripod. How many people did this design have to go through. Do they know how to count. And welles biographer adam. Roberts commented a tripod with four legs is hard to comprehend. 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Data from across the united states. Show that black americans have been hit harder by the pandemic and other groups on average which is why lawmakers in oregon decided to set aside about four percent of their one point four billion dollar federal covert aid payout specifically for grants for black oregonians and their businesses but now three non black business owners are suing the state because they say the fund is discriminatory. Lou frederick is a state senator for oregon's district twenty two. We reached him in portland. Senator frederick why did oregon a portion of its pandemic relief funds specifically for its black citizens. Well basically because we recognized that in fact the black community. What's disproportionately affected by code crisis and also not receiving the kind of support that other communities were were receiving and it wasn't just black community that was struggling with this but the latino community and the native american community and and the asians mutants all had different amounts Set aside for those particular programs. the black community We went we came forward to to the legislature and said this is something we should do to make sure that we are actually helping folks who have been left out previously. But we're certainly being affected by coca crisis so the amount has and the whole Federal covert relief to oregon was one point. Four billion is that right. That's right yes. Sixty two million that four percent of the oh what was coming to oregon was then Earmarked for this specific need. How much of it was distributed before it was shut down by lawsuits. Oh about fifty million of it was already been distributed and it's It's presently on hold because of the losses about eight million lock. What do you say to those whose who the claim is that this was a discrimination against non black people in oregon. What do you say to them. Oh i i basically have to look at them and say okay. So you're you're trying to give me the The the colorblind kind of approach or all all all groups in situations like this when basically what you're saying if if you help one group than one race group then then that's racism but if you just allow the current in the past system to continue that's just life That's that's not the way it works here. We really wanted to address these particular issues and make sure that people were intact being supported in a way that was going to be effective so again it was not just one particular area and it had a broad coalition of people supporting the plaintiffs. There's two cases. I understand right. So there's one With A businessman sixty four year old white man who has joined with the wide owner of a logging company. That's one suit. And then there's another suit to buy a latino american owner of a coffee house in portland. But what do they want you to do. What are the arguing in their suit. Well i think the I will say that. I think that the latino community came out and said no we disagree with you on this on groups constant groups that came forward and said listen we. We think this is a program that would support. And we disagree with your your concern. The other groups are basically attempting to say that That they don't see any any racism issues. That are taking place that took place in the past and so that they shouldn't be addressed presently. I it's a bogus argument in my view. But that's that's how they they tend to come forward they they basically come forward and say if you decide to target particular programs particular past issues and present issues then you somehow being racist Not i don't buy it. I think it's pretty clear. We saw that black businesses. Were not getting oh funding. They were not getting fun because the banks did not have a relationship with many of those small black businesses so they weren't getting funding. We saw that Healthcare issues were were significant problem. Housing issues were significant problems. Many of the folks who were working In essential jobs which is what the would we kept. Hearing about many of those folks were also african american and they were not in one geographic region. They weren't in fact across the state so it was a very clear statement that we're going to help these folks and try to get them on at least at a at a level that can sustain themselves. And that's what we're trying to do just you hinted at something. That's that's quite important here. Without i mean it was a very long and troubled history as to how a black people oregon have been treated but you mentioned. They don't have relationships with banks. They don't have access to The same systems the same associations as the right business people so that they are disadvantaged. Maybe explain a bit more about where black business owners are coming from. Were white owners. Don't have those problems. i think. Probably the best example right. We i mean i can go back in history on the ortho sounded on on the basis that black the non white folks could not live in the state. So that was. That's one aspect but moving forward. You have a situation where there has been a consistent. Effort by banks and loan loan institution lending is to not give loans to african americans either because they have Red line drawn a line around the neighborhood because they've actually moved people. We've had a history of in portland of black folks being moved out of neighborhoods. So that's been a a constant thing. And if you do not have the ability to really put to have a house and to to to put together money for for family if you're renting all the time or you're not not able to get loans then you're not going to be able to have the ability to start a business you're gonna have issues in terms of getting education for family and that has been a consistent issue for us when it when it comes to gentrification in the city of portland so we've had consistent will governmental and business approach to not Really supporting black families black business people we decided at that simply wasn't going to be okay. We we going to address it in a direct fashion. And that's what was done this money. That is the oregon cares fund. That is now in question because of these suits. How long do you think it will be before. That money is actually freed up could possibly go to the black businesses. Don't depends on how long this particular case decides to go. I anticipated folks are going to try desperately to to to get it moving as quick as possible but the money was supposed to go out before the end of the year so we already know where the money was supposed to go but with court cases And the way that things work it could be years before we got a settlement on the situation. Senator frederick we will leave it there. And i appreciate speaking with you. Thank you well. It's good to talk with you too and thanks again for the work that you folks doing up there. Thanks for calling me appreciate by by. Lou frederick is a state senator for oregon's twenty second district. We reached him in portland and Justin trudeau wants you to know that he shares your vaccine frustration. The prime minister gave his first press conference of the year in ottawa. This morning he was asked about concerns that the provinces have been falling behind on the job of getting corona virus vaccines out of their supercooled freezers and into canadians. Covid weary arms. Here's some of what prime minister trudeau had to say. I think all canadians including me are frustrated to see vaccines in freezers and not in people's arms that's why we're going to continue working closely with the provinces both to deliver vaccines to the provinces and to support them as they need it in terms of getting more vaccines out to vulnerable populations and frontline workers as quickly as possible. We've been able to ramp up over the past number of weeks in terms of vaccine delivery but now is the time with the new year upon us to really accelerate and that certainly what i'll be talking with the premier's about on thursday how the federal government can support and help in getting these vaccines even more quickly to canadians. A lot of nurses are being told right now when they're asking about why aren't more doses getting into people's arms instead of sitting in freezers that well. The provinces got those vaccine earlier as you remember was early doses. So at that time did there need to be more federal support to help ramp up this giant vaccination project we have been working closely with the provinces since the month of may on preparing for eventual. Vaccines rollouts the benefits of having received hundreds of thousands of doses before we expected them in the end of december has allowed us to ramp up our vaccination programmes quicker We have seen some challenges that i think. We're all impatient about in terms of getting those vaccines into arms. But we are confident and very hopeful that over the coming weeks The challenges will be overcome and the federal government will continue to work closely with the provinces on insuring that were able to get these vaccines out to the most vulnerable into our frontline workers as quickly as possible. There are many other ways of doing it other than just to hospital centers. And these are things that we're working with and exploring with provinces on that was prime minister trudeau responding to a question from ctv's kevin gallagher. Talk when it comes to cova numbers in canada. It's not all. Doom and gloom a spike of cases burst the atlantic bubble back in november leading to restaurant shutdowns and travel restrictions. But now case numbers. They are low enough that some areas are reopening restaurants. A full week ahead of schedule that includes halifax nova scotia currently reporting just nineteen active cases. Province-wide garage rod is the owner of garden food bar and lounge in downtown halifax and that's where we reached him correct. How does it feel to be opening your s toronto again today. Well it's It's exciting It's a little bit of that. You know we. We lost christmas within have business. Then we've lost a lot of people do to kovic you know but you know we a lot of federal Colleagues across the country are able to open. But we're excited to be able to open up and welcome people back into our space. You just found out new year's eve that you'd be able to reopen this week. So how much of a scramble has it been to get things ready. Oh it's been about Between trying to find the stuff we need to bring them back Talking to their suppliers getting dishes out of storage and washing them and cleaning them preparing the space we menus. It's been a. It's been an interesting few days regardless of w so thankful and you've been closed since november. Yeah so because a couple of days before the official order came down to. I think it was november twenty eighth. Because what about your staff. Are you able to recover them. Are they how they've been doing It's a second time going through this so even better prepared this. I'm going so it's We We offer to keep some of them on for takeout and delivery we offer to keep them onto Health and dental. That'd be half for you know the period of time So we managed to retain some of them but they did lose some Last time around him as much longer was a three months period. And that'd be lost. Almost everybody's doing the during that time. But this time you better prepared going into it. And i think i expected to come back so there is some of them are going back to school and such but the rest of them are excited to come back. Are you feeling about the comeback. I iheart china today. After we had crazy days. I had a child with A couple of our stuff you know today today we had to kind of stay day obviously not nothing compared to what expecting december but it just felt good for them. You know it feels good to go. You know to local people back in and have them in coming in joined the themselves serving them. There is such pleasure in your social creatures right. It's such pleasure in in Serving people and seeing them happy and enjoying themselves and talking and laughing. We all had very good day today. What's the energy been like in the restaurant amazing. It was a all around. Like this is what makes sense. I mean people ask me all. How are you gonna win over his over What are the lessons you learn. I'm gonna i always tell them. I can't wait for a call. Victory over so we can't go back to normal for us is dining experiences. We don't we're doing take deliveries only because you have to and because of that. I'm i'm just. I'm just excited to have people coming back. Can't seeing them sitting down having having dinner having drink. You know it's it's just. It's a profound feeling that's A lot of people have lost over the past few months to kobe. But i know that there's that Demanded that that that exciting for people to come back in people who are listening to this are being quite profoundly. Envious right now. That people in halifax are going to have this opportunity. I know and that's i do talk to friends and family across canada. You know we haven't been able to anyone because we do have the mandatory self-isolation requirements. So anyone a horrified they do have to self isolate for two weeks But at the same time that has paid off right like we have collectively. I was talking to my partner collectively. She's american you know. That's that's a different case together but We have worked very hard as As canada to keep it keep the numbers we went through lockdown. Listen to Health authorities with the mask on me when we asked to. We kept this sends And then you know when it came down to end of november. A restaurant shut down before the official orders came down because we looked around. You like welby at the center of this outbreak. We're gonna shut down to. It's safe to reopen again right. So it's it's it. It takes a whole village right in this case it takes the whole province us and it takes itself. I trust in the in our health officials to to tell us what to do for us to listen. You know. and it's not honestly like you see other countries you see ucon It takes that collaboration between everybody to to get to where we are and When you say you look to that day when you'll be back to normal. How normal are things. I mean can you is it. Is it business as usual. Or is it limited or what for me because as well right now we're excited to how people and what we have plexiglass everywhere we have you know. Six foot distance between the chairs are soft everybody mask. We can't have late night to close down ten pm right now. I lost the services that ten pm By regulation You know this is. This is as good as it can hold for at this point but normal for me would be the day that you can dance on a desk for you. Know so yeah. I'm looking forward to that day. And of course how fax is anyone who's been there is such a vibrant place for restaurants and pubs and dancing and music and just that that live seeing that street scene. So can you imagine what that is going to be like when you get that restored. When you go. I think high sch- it's just gonna be out of this world that we're going to write stories about that you know that you're going to be I wanna you know care. My hasn't just because i don't want to. You know it might be some time off but once we get there You're going to see. How much remiss over the past several months to to do jacobin and i think it's yeah you're absolutely right health even even more so than any other year at the beginning of twenty twenty. We had this influx of restaurants spaces for people to go then outdoor spaces so once we can get that back full swing. I think health is going to be even better than ever been. I totally agree with you in crush. I'm happy for you. At least you have a taste of it and thank you for speaking with us. Thank you and look forward to having. Yes bye bye. Take care bye-bye garage. Rod is the owner of garden. Food bar and lounge in downtown halifax when ted delaney started working at washington and lee university. It wasn't in the distinguished professorial capacity for which he became known. It was as a custodian. It was just a teenager. Mr delaney until forties to accumulate enough credits to graduate from the once-segregated school. Ted delaney died last month at his home in lexington virginia he was seventy-seven and although a lot changed over his career one thing never did he remained at custodian of washington lee but a custodian of its soul rather than of its hygiene in twenty seventeen. He became a faculty member of a commission. Set up to address the racist history of school named in part for confederate general robert e lee and when the school rejected many of the commission's recommendations me didn't go anywhere in fact he gave the washington and lee convocation address the following year and as ever. He told the truth a few weeks ago. The news office ask why. I i had been selected to give this speech. Perhaps i was chosen. Because i'm an artifact a living fossil who been on a campus for most of my life my connection with wwl spans more than fifty five years and it has been multifaceted since the age nineteen. I've done many things here. My job to range from custodian laboratory technician in biology full-time student worker on circulating desk in the library. Abd teaching feller tenured faculty member and head of the history department. No one listening to my voice has experienced so many facets of wwl and over such a long period of time. I left a state university where students and faculty were ideologically liberal to return to wwl not because i thought a conservative environment. I returned to wwl because wwl and lexington are my home. I grew up only a short walk from the campus in rode my bicycle past. This chapel was a boy as a seventeen year old. I could not apply wwl. Because i'm black and would graduate some twenty four years later at the age of forty one. I came here to work at age. Nineteen and from that vantage point. I was able to view both the desegregation decision as well as the co education. Decision from my perch. I sometimes overheard students and a few faculty members defend the status quo based merely on tradition. Wwl should not admit black students because it's never been integrated wwl should not admit women because it never had women students. The depending tradition for the sake of tradition struck me as anti intellectual. Was that the best argument. These individuals could make one fraternity decorated the front of its house with a very large banner a banner that read better dead than co ed. Imagine that it would have been better for washington and lee to go out of business then to admit women. Students ted delaney was a historian and professor emeritus at washington and lee university in lexington virginia. He died last month. The age of seventy seven washington and lee saw its first african american students graduate in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy two. Its first female. Undergrads were admitted in one thousand. Nine hundred eighty five. 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