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NPR Health Correspondent, Allison Aubrey, on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids
"Aubrey. We've been hearing for weeks now that this age group twelve to fifteen year olds are next. What do we know about how the vaccine works for them. Scherer we'll scientist at the fda have been reviewing the clinical trial data that included more than two thousand kids and it appears to be all positive children in this age. Group develop a lot of antibodies. They have very mild side effects and pfizer says older participants in the trial will continue to be monitored for long term protection and safety for an additional two years got it so as far as efficacy and side effects are concerned it's basically affecting them just like it as adults. Yeah pretty much so. I spoke to patricia stench field. She is a nonvoting member of. Cdc's advisory committee on immunization practices. This is the group that makes recommendations she says from what's been released so far. The vaccine appears to be very effective than this age. Group seems to be one hundred percent effective. No child in the study. How on that. Twelve to fifteen year old. Adolescence got kobe. Very few kids. Got a fever. Many had arm pain just like adults and stints field says the benefits seemed too far outweigh any risks. That's kind of incredible one hundred percent effective right. And that's what was shown in the trial setting now in the real world. We might come to find out. Isn't one hundred percent but certainly early suggests it's very very effective but it appears that some parents are hesitant to get this vaccine for their kids. Right yes a recent survey from the kaiser family foundation found only three in ten parents of children in this age groups they would they would get their child vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available. Many say they'll wait now. I spoke to dr li beers about this. She's the president of the american academy of pediatrics. She says she's not surprised that there's hesitancy out there. And she says pediatricians are going to be working really hard in the coming weeks and months to reassure parents and help answer questions.
Lost Women of Panama: Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers
"In two thousand fourteen twenty one year old chris kramer's and twenty two year old niece and froun leave in amersfoort netherlands. Shortly after graduating from university. The friends became roommates and co workers. They work together at a nearby cafe as they saved money to go in their dream trip a six week adventure in panama tall and athletic leeson was an experienced mountaineer an amateur photographer. She was interested in exploring panama's lush jungles and beautiful landscapes. More outgoing than li san. Chris apparently wanted to immerse herself in the local culture by meeting new and interesting people half a world away in addition to relaxing and exploring. Both young women planned to do some good during their trip. They arranged a volunteer with children at a local school during their stay on march fifteenth. Two thousand fourteen lee san and chris had bought their tickets booked their hostels and set off or boca. Del toro panama getting to their destination wasn't easy between flights and layovers their journey from amsterdam to costa rica took almost twenty hours from costa rica. They took a taxi and navigated the local bus system to get to the panamanian border. Finally they hopped aboard a ferry and sailed into boca. Del toro on march seventeenth. Though their journey was a hassle. The first two weeks of their trip felt like heaven. Boca's del toro's sat on a small island off panama's east coast surrounded by the crystal blue caribbean sea. It was paradise complete with sun sand and good company. Both lee san and. Chris kept diaries during their trip. Which is how we know about how they spent much of their time. Rather than following strict schedules the two women lingered at meals with fellow tourists and enjoyed the flow of panamanian life. Lee san wrote that they mostly spent their days learning spanish. Though it was difficult lease and felt thrilled every time she recognized a word in conversation.
Everton and Tottenham in a 2-2 draw
"Start in the premier li. Just the one match on. Friday between everton and spurs everton coming in eighth spur seven just one point between them and nothing between them in this one match finishes to to harry came. The grace of the did appear to pick up an injury late in the match guilty cigarettes with a brace for everton as far as what it means for the table. Not really sure who the draw. Help spurs still five points out of the top for everton six points out of the top
DMX, Electrifying Rapper Who Defined 2000s Rap, Dies at 50
"Has died. The AP is Oscar Wells. Gabriel Takes a look back at his career next came into the rap game right at the top. His 1998 studio debut. It's Dark and Hell is hot, started as number one on the Billboard chart. That multi platinum disc feature the hit rough Riders anthem, Get it Me Dog and stop being greedy and all. He dropped seven albums for them topped the charts picked up three Grammy nominations along the way he started in the 1998 movie Belly as well is an exit wounds with Steven Seagal and Cradle to the Grave with Jet Li. He and Lee were also in Romeo must Die with a Lia DMX. Emolia even teamed up for a song on the soundtrack to
How To Boost Your Kids Gut Health with Dr William Lee
"In recent years. There's been a ton of research about the microbiome and gut health and a growing interest in probiotics for kids yet. What our kids eat is really the foundation of a strong immune system. They really need to start right away by making sure that their gut bacteria and gut health and diet as healthy as possible. That's dr william lee. Scientists and author of the new york times bestseller. Eat to beat. Disease will talk about how. The habits of covid may affect our kids. Immune systems ways to boost your kids gut health the best foods to focus on and if probiotics are good idea there so much advice an easy realistic tips in this episode. And i know you're gonna love this interview with dr li will. Dr lee is so great to have you on the food issues podcast. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you julie. It's a pleasure. Great so we hear a lot about gut healthy seas and for listeners. Who don't know. can you explain. What exactly the microbiome is. And why it's important for all of us and our children right. Well we've always known that our gut has to be healthy because you no matter who you are and where you live. You've always had that kind of uncomfortable. Gut the kind of tummy feeling. And now we have an explanation for what it is because we think us gas or you know maybe have a little stomach bug but we now know that in fact you don't have justice stomach bug. We've got thirty nine trillion stomach bugs and these stomach. Bugs are actually mostly healthy And that's what we call the gut microbiome. it's a it's an ecosystem that actually lives inside our body and in fact there's just about the same number of bacteria as there are human cells so We as humans are not actually quite human. Were about fifty percent. Bacteria healthy bacteria and fifty percent Humans and most of the healthy bacteria actually Live inside our gut has also On our skin in our mucous membranes. As well
3 arrested in Los Angeles after hanging cow's head image over Hollywood sign
"To the hospital in critical condition. The Hollywood sign continues to be the target of pranksters. Three men in their twenties were arrested late Friday night on suspicion of policing an image of a cow over the letter. O LAPD officers arrested the suspects after the alleged incident was captured on surveillance video. The image was removed and there was no damage to the sign located on top of Mount Li. The suspects were released on bail
Equal Pay Day: The Gender Pay Gap Persists
"Look like it's well equal for everybody. That's because women still make significantly less money than then new statistics show women made an average of 82 cents for every dollar a man made last year. Black women and Latinos fared even worse, with black women making just 63 cents for every dollar A man made and Latinas making just 55 cents for every man made dollar. New research from Lean in dot organ surveymonkey shows the pandemic has hit Lotina's and black women particularly hard, pointing out that nearly half of them surveyed say they have less than $300 to fall back on. Jennifer Jones Li ke
Expanding your business organically - Eli Crane of Bottle Breacher
"My name is eli korean. And i'm the founder and ceo of bottle bottlebuster. We are a veteran owned made in the usa brand operating out of tucson arizona. I started this company in a one car garage in san diego. California with my wife jen. Who's also still my partner. We specialize in personalized man gifts in borrower. Some of your audience might of seen us on the abc hit television. Show shark tank in two thousand fourteen on the veterans day special win. We went on the show. We had about five employees and now we have between thirty five and forty five. Depending on the time of year basically our goal is to build the biggest baddest made in the usa that are known brand in the world. And it's pretty cool because of this last year forbes actually ranks us as the thirteenth in the top twenty five military or veteran owned companies in the united states. So we're getting close in. We're halfway there but we still got a lot of work to do. And so we're excited about the future. And so are you still in san diego now. No we're actually operating at a tucson arizona move there. I was exiting the navy and i was getting out of the military and my wife is actually from tucson and a lot of people that are in small business in california. I know that there's a lot of regulation in california. That's why a lot of small businesses are flocking out of there in droves. And so we were looking for a less regulated climate to start. Our small business in arizona was fit to hit on what you do today kind of where you started from the beginning there but how about before you started the company. How like backtrack into getting out of high school. Kind of your quick from there to where you are today. yeah absolutely. There was nothing quick about my journey. It was filled with a lot of adversity and also a lot of failure. And i think this is something that needs to be talked about. You know routinely and often with the entrepreneurship. I think that failure is probably the biggest lesson in. That's where most of the gold in life really lies. And i think that's what separates a lot of successful entrepreneurs from those that aren't successful. Is that successful. Entrepreneurs learn to look at failure in a completely different light. We don't look at it as something bad and something that we need to stay away from. We look it as just cause of doing business and we'd look at it and we actually welcome it because we know that that's were really gonna find the real lessons and figure out what doesn't work what does work. And so as a matter of fact. When i was getting out of high school i barely graduated from high school. Because honestly i really didn't care about what was going on. My family was getting blown up at the time. My parents were going through a really rough divorce. And i honestly thought that football was gonna be my ticket out and i found out the hard way. That wasn't good enough to really play anywhere. So i started doing a lotta searching took a lot of side jobs and i really wanted to go into the military because from the time i was a little boy i had a heart to serve and i love this country and i wanted to serve this country and so pretty much everybody in my circle that i saw as an adviser advise me to go into if i was going to go into the military to go in as an officer and so they all told me that i needed to go to college so i started taking classes in criminal justice at arizona western college in yuma arizona and then after i finished my associates there i transferred to the university of arizona in studying criminology. But they didn't have that major at the university of arizona. And so i would have had to get put into the business college which i applaud foreign didn't even get into is ironic that his and so. I started taking classes in sociology. Because i found that it was the easiest path to me getting a degree in the military really. Didn't care what my degree was in. They just wanted to know that. I could stick it out for four years and so started studying sociology and then nine eleven happened at the start of my senior year and i actually left college for the navy the very next week to join the seal teams and unfortunately you don't just join the teams you have to try out. And it's it's the most rigorous training in the department of defense. And so i actually made a big mistake and i trained to the bare minimum and as soon as i could do the bare minimums that were required to just get into to get a shot to go to seal training. I actually applied in went down there and joined and you. That's been a good lesson for me in you know in failure because it didn't work out for me. I actually went to seal. Training actually made it through the toughest part assailed training which is called hell week. It's actually front into week four and it's basically live and a half days of staying awake the whole time and just getting your butt kicked is your cold wet and miserable and made it through that week but a week and half later i was dropped from training. I gotta performance drop in. So they sent me out to the navy for two and a half years and that was one of the biggest eye opening lessons in my life. And it's one that i always cherished just because when you go into something. That's that big in that intense with kind of half ass mentality. Those are usually get half ass. Results are usually fail. And it's been so valuable for me moving on just to remember the pain and having to take ownership of that failure because it was one hundred percent my fault and so it's been really good for me moving into other things and i went out to a ship for two and a half years. And then i got an opportunity to come back to seal trainings in two thousand and four made it straight through with class two five six and in mid two thousand five. I became a navy seal and i spent nine. Years is a seal and in my last two years in the navy. I started this company. Bob during that one car garage san diego. While i was an instructor and i don't have a fancy nba. I don't even have a business degree. But what i do have is in my opinion a phd from the school of hard knocks. And i think that's the most important thing that you can have as an entrepreneur as just having a phd in being resilient because as an entrepreneur you will get knocked down every single day. You will run into problem after problem after problem. And if you don't know how to get back up in constantly move forward then you're not going to be business long. Well i mean talking about the transition when you started the company when you're still in the navy what kinda inspired your made. You want to end up doing that. Well it was my wife in two little girls that inspired me to do that honestly. If i didn't have a family at the time. I probably would have got out of the navy taking a breath and traveled around europe for six months or a year. But that wasn't in the cards for me. Because i had responsibilities. I had mouse defeat and bills to pay so i was doing whatever i could to take care of my family and that kind of look like in this is important to talk about to just so the entrepreneurs that are listening to this. Podcast understand the sacrifice that it's gonna take you know. I was working a fulltime job in the navy. If you could even call it. A job is way more of intense career in the navy where i would instruct other seals all day long sometimes late into the night and then i would come home. I would help my wife as much as i could with the kids and then i would go out into the garage late at night. Early in the morning fulfill all the orders for today making all the bottom breaches and my wife she would go to the computer and handle customer service marketing men accounting so in. We did this for two years. There were no weekends. there were no summer vacations. I mean we busted our asses for two years to stand this thing up and even at that point it got crazier because at that point we went on shark tank and that sacrifices so importance in it's also you know we also grew this business organically which is something i love to talk about just because i feel it so if you're able to do it. Some companies are unable to do. But if you're able to do it. I think it's so important that you try and grows organic as possible for as long as possible just for many reasons one. Because it you have to learn the business from the ground up. Nobody's pumping capital into nobody's pumping capital into you and it. You know it. Also if we know that the biggest enemy that we have usually as running out of cash and that's li- businesses fell every single day more commonly than any other reason growing organically pretty much eliminates that. Because if you can't afford something if you don't have the money in your business account for something you don't buy it. It's just that
Here’s Why Distribution of the Vaccine Is Taking Longer Than Expected
"Is racing to get Corona virus vaccines in a week that has seen the U. S death toll rises above 520,000. This is president Biden says they'll be enough vaccines on hand for all adults by the end of May. Can it be done? CBS is Stephen Portnoy's at the White House. Well, we're going to see and this is something that you know. The president did make a lot of news when he said that these vaccines should be available two months earlier than expected. And there's sort of a thinking here in Washington with the president might be trying to doing is basically under promise and over deliver, but he's pointing to ramped up vaccine production it find sir, you've got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine that's just been authorized its coming online and the hope is that the manufacturing with all the partnerships that had been reached will be able to have That many vaccines at least distributed into the states by the end of May know the White House is very takes pains to say That doesn't mean that all Americans will be vaccinated by the end of May currently is we're speaking, Alison the It looks like we're on track for about two million doses per day to be distributed. But even at that pace, you're still looking at several more months before Most Americans are vaccinated. And, uh, you know, the challenge is to make sure that there are enough places for people to be vaccinated enough people to actually do. The injections in some states are actually calling on volunteers from across medical industries, maybe even veterinarians to perform the vaccinations. I know that retired Doctors and nurses have been asked to step in. So really, the challenge is more than just the vaccine manufacturing it Zach Chua Li setting up the physical inoculations, and it's also getting through those really prickly port portals and many cities. But let me also ask. I know that several states have been easing back of their restrictions, including Texas. It was like, okay, no more mask. What is the president had to say about that? Well, the president made a lot of news when he said that he basically called it Neanderthal thinking, And he criticized the governors of Texas and Mississippi for rather recklessly in his mind moving to lift these restrictions, and it was interesting to hear business owners in Texas and Mississippi say not so fast, Not in my place of business. No, we're going to insist that people wear masks and other response to that from the governor of Texas is to say, Well, that's fine. Maybe that's how it ought to be. But the trouble is, you know what about people who live outside of the state of Texas and Mississippi if if the move to lift the mask mandate Leads to an increase in spread in that state. The virus won't just stay spreading in that state. It'll spill over and that's the argument that the White House is making
Global cases falling. Is it the vaccines or something else?
"And around the world with starting to see cases full and they've been falling for a couple of weeks. Now which is great news outside of australia out. A wonderful little bubble here. The pandemic's obviously Causing a lot of havoc overseas. And so the question is norman. Is this just the tail end of a pandemic curve that we would have expected anyway or are we starting to say the vaccine at work. Now the answer is nobody can be very sure. But what i can say. Is that in people. Want to go back in the health. Report podcast. I interviewed chris. Murray of the institute of health metrics evaluation university of washington seattle and they're they're amongst the best models internationally of the pandemic and i think it was in november. He predicted that you would see. At the end of january beginning of february. They predicted that the pandemic would fall off. Are we mentioned this. On corona cast as well didn't we at the beginning of the year. Yes yes and the and he was saying that was independent of vaccine so in other words they weren't factoring in the vaccine at that point. Vaccines were really just getting going at that point and it was hard to know how how is going to evolve. And you where you were gonna get maximum penetration of vaccine so it was early days in the vaccination strategy so they didn't really factor it in his feeling. Was i think from memory that this is partly seasonal. The maximum effect winter had been reached. Even though there's obviously a lot of cold weather to go and that he felt that was the reason. And you have to assume that vaccination may well be starting to have any faked remember cases around the world. Very because usually it's somebody who symptomatic who's going to have a test and that becomes a case of covid nineteen but it's mixed in recent cases in there as well so it's the the definitions vary from country to country but nonetheless you would expect the vaccine to reduce the number of people. Coming forward for testing was symptomatic disease. This probably would have happened anyway without vaccination and it's going to accelerate presumably with it. Yeah i mean we've had millions and millions of vaccines all that now in the data that we were talking about a few weeks ago out of israel seem to indicate that we did a few weeks. People had a fairly good protection from the virus off the vaccination and so yeah the world health organization the night before last said that sixteen percent decline compared to the previous week intensive case numbers. And also very heartening li a ten percent decline in the death right from the previous week as well a lag obviously to the deaf rate or the number of deaths and i think that what we still don't have a fix on is what the covid pandemic is doing in low income countries. And we just need to remember that within low income countries this is not just a an ethical and humanitarian issue. This is a selfish issue for us as well. That new variance can emerge from low-income countries. If the pandemic is still running relatively unchecked in those countries. And if that's the case and you've got the fall is where they're doing more you're seeing is more. They're doing most testing. We don't have full visibility in what's going on in low income countries and the pandemic continues and the effect of vaccines is not kicking in. Because they're not vaccinating then you've still got the virus circulating with all the mutants that are being thrown off and those can spread and if we want control this pandemic and stop new variants emerging. We've got to immunize low-income countries. With a very high degree of probability. It's not just for their sake. It's for our six two. Yeah absolutely the virus. Can't mutate on. Its iron at cop mutai if it's sitting on a bench top boy. It can only mutate when it's in your body replicating and the more people it's replicating in the more opportunities. it has to mutai. That's right and most of these mutations will be harmless mutations like the one we were one we were talking about all last year but now the risk is that the mutants that the the the vars throwing off remember the virus does not have a brain. So it's not intentionally doing. This is throwing off mutants and four. The pressure of evolution is directing some mutants to survive. Where others couldn't your social distancing you'll get mutants that are surviving which can get around social distancing which means they're more contagious like the u k variant and as we vaccinate so you've mutants that are resistant to the vaccine will start to preferentially survive. So we just gotta get immunization out as quickly as possible
How Hair Dressing Saved Daniel Granger's Life
"Daniel welcome to hell to cuts it. Hey thanks for having me. Thanks for having me finally. Finally we go here. We go back a long way. I huge way down a huge way. I mean from when you had the salon up is why he was in november and decade. I i met down. We've done a local hair awards and long share hairdresser which was actually a big success. We had a big turnout and you at the salon. At the time. I think you won that title and it was incredible. And that's where you really started to. And i think sort of come into the whole head saying we're going to really learn about your story today but has your journey industries taken. You surprise. did you away sing. yeah. I've got big things. Planned always had visions of grandeur. I've always been a dream. I've always fought. what can i do with tomorrow. I've always believed in something greater and growing and growing and growing and testing myself. Put myself like just high for did that. What else can i do. Taking a leap of faith. A gamble of risk bombed definitely a daydreamer. Definitely yeah. Well i'll tell you what people say daydream. As i do isn't good to be a digamma. People save his dream a dream but she li- being a dream. And when you say. Dan the without those dreams. Do we actually eat. It is that the gives us the expirations to go on a one to achieve greatness. It's a mediocre. Life is definitely not what i was given as my my benches food life testing myself building myself One in case you makes me feel life you know truly alive and then the bigger you grow. The more success comes with that the will Profile you and everything else in this never been is never been about the money. It's been about the excitement of the what what makes me take a look at that and that's really interesting. You said it's never been about the money. Don't get me wrong. i like money. i like money. I like the things you can buy and solemn which i own rent and everything i do too as mine and this united steph. My children every pasta down for the family And you know that's a big thing for me is legacy video again for our listeners. Won't see this video But in the usa beautiful backdrop give us an overview to that sun on that. You've currently got down there. I mean it about five years ago. And i didn't have the funds for i had saved up. I always knew when my least came out when i came. At least the. I want to buy my own salons. He's ago a ten year ago. So i'm gonna put money aside. That's not my money. It doesn't exist so much like the tax man was taken away way up. Put it aside each year Ready for when my lease ran out and gone by premises and the prices looking for new premises this. This massive building came up which was so alabama site. I mean huge. Is this a full floors cathedral. And then i walked in. It was like an okesene on. I just felt right okay. You've got enough money to buy the building. We've got no money to do it up what you do and then for some reason. I'm very good at finding resources. When i need them a. Nothing's out of my reach life. I want something bad enough. I work harder and get. It wasn't come from than than you know somebody that wants something. If you want it you can get that. I'm just one determined individual. I think when things happen to you salute bottom happens to you. nothing else can touchy. You become almost like a little bit more immune to the stuff you know you become somebody is you want to here on us. Sounds a bit strange is kind of like you feel that you can just go down and reach it. And i'm a little bit more on a spiritual side of things as well connected with the universe of whatever harry paul off out guys out there but i really believe in that because the things that happened to me when i was younger including light the good stuff that happened always leads into something cows and i manifest that i dreamt of the challenges and goals because then i knew where i needed to work to. It was almost put it down on paper and then appeared but my sallow now. I i swear. I'm wrote this down. I dreamt it up by trendless. You'd walk into my foyer and obi this massive feature and he had water running down. Don't have a war features but it's definitely a message when you come in. So how did i know that my son was told grand and be looms and i put that down even the house even the call. I wrote that down. When i was about eighteen that i would get that.
Chinese forced to grapple with a Lunar New Year COVID conundrum
"New Year celebrations in the countries of Vietnam, South Korea, China and the U. S. So the ringing in of the year of the ox will be a largely virtual affair. But that means festivities hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, D C may draw an even wider audience. will headline the virtual celebration. The first piece is nicknamed the writer That's a realist and Shanghai Quartet co founder Hyung Gong Li second piece is a set of Chinese folk songs. Arranged by off friend and my friend and old schoolmate of mine So long, we were looking for folk songs that we thought would be evocative of this kind of Lunar New Year and his folk songs are just beautiful, and that's the Shanghai quartets, cellist Nicolas Severus. Theo. Entire performance, which will debut on YouTube tomorrow evening was pre recorded at one of Juilliard's performance halls in China. A kaleidoscope of brief musical journeys that takes you from the nostalgic to the sorrowful to the upbeat If you're happy you want something happy? There are happy music, And sometimes they only last a minute or two minutes long, You know which cheer you up, bringing to music lovers worldwide a soundtrack for the start of a new year and maybe a chance to taste the promise of more hopeful times to come. Paying your debt to
Lye-poisoning attack in Florida shows cybersecurity gaps in water systems
"We all drink water every day but recently in florida someone tried to turn the water into a weapon. Natalie shocking case of computer hacking in pinellas county. Florida investigators are trying to hunt down. The person who tried to poison a public water supply remotely planned operator monitoring the water in tampa bay city of notice computer breaches starting at about eight. Am friday morning. The hacker was controlling the computer systems mouse and was able to increase the level of sodium. Hydroxide in the water supply from about one hundred parts per million to more than eleven thousand parts per million this is obviously a significant and potentially dangerous increase sodium hydroxide also known as li- is the main ingredient in liquid drain cleaners in large amounts sodium. Hydroxide can cause vomiting chest and abdominal pain. Fortunately a plant operator immediately reduced levels back to what was safe.
Hacker attempted to poison water supply of Florida city
"On friday afternoon somebody tempered with the drinking water in the city of oldsmar florida Before the water leaves the oldsmar treatment facility. They've got a town water treatment facility before it leaves their inflows into people's taps certain chemicals and additives get added to drinking water to make it safe for people to drink and at one thirty pm on this past friday. An employee at the oldsmar water treatment. Plant notice that the cursor on his computer screen it started moving around on its own the cursor pulled up the control for chemical called sodium hydroxide. So i'm hydroxide is better known by the common name lie l. y. Lies used to help regulate the acidity of the drinking water. It's added to potable water and very small amounts to regulate the ph of the water but in high doses live course can be dangerous profoundly so it's the same chemical that used in liquid drain cleaners typically oldsmar ads lie into its water in the amount of one hundred parts per million or less but on friday morning that water treatment employees watched that phantom cursor move the controls in the water treatment software to increase the amount of li- added into old mars water from less than one hundred parts per million to over eleven thousand parts per million. It was obvious to this employee right away that his computer was being hacked he immediately took control of the machine Undid what the hacker had just done before the water could be significantly contaminated today the county sheriff announced that the water treatment facility on friday was unlawfully hacked. He said the fbi and the us secret service are now involved in an ongoing investigation as of now there are known suspects. It's unknown whether the hacker was located overseas or here in the united states city officials made it clear today that even if that water treatment employee hadn't been so attentive on friday and hadn't seen the hack happen in real time it's still would've taken at least a full day before that contaminated water hit people's taps they say there are other safeguards in place that would have detected the strong change the contamination of water way before then. So they're saying that this kind of attack on the city's water supply would have been caught some other way if it wasn't caught the way that it was which i guess is comforting in a sense but until you know more about this hack including how hard it was to pull off it really does raise all sorts of questions about how secure all of those safeguards really were. If you could hack the computer that added the lives of the water. Could you have hacked the alarms that are supposed to alert people that the ph is wrong in the water as it's getting to people's taps an attack on our critical infrastructure on our electricity on our hospitals and the water we drink. That is the nightmare scenario for cyber warfare leading leaving the conceptual realm that most of us don't get into the terrorism realm that a lot of us think about all the time. That nightmare has never been fully realized in this country but in oldsmar florida on friday we got one big step closer nicole. Pro roth is a cybersecurity reporter for the new york times. she's really really good. She has reported on critical infrastructure attacks. All over the world This is what she had to say tonight. After hearing the news out of oldsmar she says quote. I always put water treatment plants. I in my stories in my lineup of remotely hackel infrastructure. Because this is the attack scenario that freaked me out the most to date. These attacks have been near misses yet. We continue to see determined hackers poking and probing these systems warned of cyber pearl harbor bombs but water. Contamination is a silent though no less deadly
The Crazy Train
"What's up people. Welcome to think. This is a podcast about politics. Race and culture from a poc perspective. Eyeing my jane of horse. Sam and i'm erica lorella. Y'all we have to incredible all-stars love win. this happens. Yes twenty twenty one february. We're ready for you joining us from washington. Dc is washing. I li each contributing opinion writer with the new york times wa. I'm a brown man from california surrounded by snow joining us from santa fe. New mexico is. Jenny may independent investigative journalist and founder of the newsletter. Indigenously welcome back jenny. Happy new year. Happy new year high friends two all stars. I love this love. That the molly's jenny by glad all right moving on also in the middle of snow in some deep connecticut and new england new england. And there's a lot of snow but we're going to start with what's happening in congress so there's just over a week until the impeachment trial of former president trump is going to begin the senate. I mean as per usual. it's been messy and that's like a nice way to put it. It's just basically been fucked. There have been reports that trump was struggling to find lawyers to defend him and over the weekend five members of his legal team. They're gone including his to lead attorneys gun here on sunday night however he announced that he did have two new heads for the his defense team. David shown and bruce castor. Of course we know that even though the trial is still happening at least seventeen. Republicans will need to vote with the democrats in order to convict trump in the senate. Which is i. Don't know. I mean i still hold your so. I don't know why because you know me but it's highly unlikely only five. Republicans didn't vote to dismiss the trial on monday. However reuters reported that dozens of republicans who worked in the george w bush administration announced that they were leaving the party. Still we know that more than half of the party voted to block certification. The violent insurrection at the capitol. They voted to block certifying election. Okay seeing the way the majority of the gop is still rallying behind trump. because they just can't get enough calling. This impeachment actually unconstitutional which is like what. What constitution are you reading. The question. was also you know because now there's all of these like will he be asked to be a witness in a trial. Yeah will there be accountability. What's your first take wash. no. I admire your optimism. I think optimism as needed. It warmed my heart To hear you say that maria snuggle jaded heart because you know. I have to be optimistic but i give you the republican party. Where like you just said. Nearly half of them voted to overturn a free and fair election where they have the hate monger known as mark taylor. Green not stripped of any committees She's a bigot. Who believes in jewish space later. End is an anti semite Yunan supporter and by the way. Now we have a republicans who realize that the base belongs to trump in even after he was impeached. Four trying to overturn the election remember. Who's first impeached for abusing his power to get ukraine to interfere in the election. They were fine with that. So nothing's going to happen. I've heard of the civil war. The civil war has ended. Trump and trump is trumpism one however there is something here where i think that the democrats can play on isn't it. They can just bleed off a few of these republicans who are leaving in mass and some of his corporate money in corporate dollars right. So there's a small civil war here that's happening behind the scenes. Yeah but the base is trump the basis marjorie taylor. Green base are the folks who voted to overturn the election. And i think no matter. How bad shit crazy. He gets this week or next week they will find a way to acquit him. That's what's going to happen okay. Jenny feeling the same way that it that is like a dose of reality. Thank you wash. it's the reality. I think that we're all thinking into but it's also you know when you look at people like marjorie green. She affirms the fact that you know this crazy train has already left and she missed it. And i think that we're all moving on. And you know full will fall where they may and they might not be. Perfect in terms of holding trump accountable. But i think that this country is for the better of just moving forward. You know i always see things from indian country perspective and you know we had three out of the six of our congressional leaders. Vote to block the impeachment of trump. And you know to support overturning biden's victory. I just think that that's crazy. And one of them has been the longest serving congressman for indian
S6 E2 - What does a normal transition from the military look like? (LI)
"Welcome to we served now. What were we seek to answer. The questions. veterans and their families are already asking nuts as question is a simple one but the answer is sometimes really hard to find. The question is this. What does a normal transition from the military look like and in this episode will try to do my very best to answer this question. But i'm also going to be sharing the five steps to nailing your transition from the military and in fact i dedicated an entire chapter in my book called resolve dedicated an entire chapter to just this issue and these five steps which i've never shared outside of the book. I'm gonna share them with you here today. Oh by the way my name is ear perkins. I'm us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Father to two amazing kiddos. I'm the author of resolve which i just mentioned and resolve is a book. That is a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the journey of rediscovering purpose. Meaning and passion in your life after you've left the military and if you hadn't guessed on the host of this podcast now. I recently posed a couple of questions to our members of the post. Nine eleven veterans and families facebook group and the first question. I asked to veterans and the second. I asked to veteran family members as a hero. Those questions said veterans. What is one word. Just one now. What is one word. You would use to describe your transition from the military and then veteran family members. I asked them something very similar. What is one word. You would use to describe. Your family. members transitioned from the military. Now look i know. Only one word does not give a lot of room to explain but there was really a theme here with not just veterans but also family members and here are a few of the responses. And see if you can kind of pick out. The theme loss unprepared uncertainty anger. Hell frustrating confusing difficult. And that was just the veteran responses. Let's take a look at the family member responses chaos unsettling rocky complicated. Now when we come back. Let's see if we can unpack these responses a bit to uncover what that theme is and and learn if your transition for the military was just as normal as everyone else's stay tuned will be right back who am i. Why am i still here. I uncover who i was meant to be during my own transition from the. Us army the wounds of war especially those not visible continued to plague my heart through the pain of job loss. Diagnosis often. Crippling anxiety finally discovered the reason. I'm here on the earth. And i knew i couldn't keep it to myself so i wrote a book. Simply titled saw resolve is a book that is one apologetically faith-based step by step guide designed for maximum effectiveness in the context of a small group of other resolve provides veterans everywhere with things to help you step into your new life a life full of hope purpose and vision for the future to pick up your copy of resolve head over to courage to fight again dot com. That's courage to fight again dot com now back to the show before the break. We covered those single word responses from members of the post. Nine eleven veterans and families facebook group. And now i want to kind of dive in a bit and unpack those responses and hopefully once and for all answer the question probably all of us ask. Ourselves was my transition from the military. Normal was different was that the same wasn't normal. So let's take another look at those words loss. Hell complicated confusing frustrating uncertainty. You know honestly it just sounds really really rough in my own words that i kinda tag onto. My own transition is brutal now. I do everything in my power to include hosting and producing this podcast riding a book developing personal relationships with veterans serving on veterans nonprofit board. Do everything in my power. Everything i can to help veterans through the challenges of the transition. But what i found in all my. I'll say research for lack of a better term. Is that the transition is hard. Nearly one hundred percent of the time. I'm gonna say that again. The transition from the military is hard nearly one hundred percent of the time. Now that kind of brings up a follow up question right. Well what makes it hard. Is there just one specific thing or is it a combination of things. Now the truth is it probably is a combination of things. But i think there's one key element that makes the transition really really difficult and i wanna share a key insight with some practical steps that you can take on your own transition. But before i do. I want to take a quick detour here. So have you ever been driving down the road. And then you just took a short detour. Maybe you wanted to get a better lay of the land or you wanted to try out a different route to get to your destination. You're still headed your destination but maybe you just wanted a different picture. Maybe you wanted to take in the scenery. We're gonna take detour right now. Just a short little detour. And i want to detour into the meaning of the word transition. Now i don't wanna get all technical and bore you with just some definitions. But i think this is a really really key point so oxford languages defined transition as the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another for example. I'm in the middle of my transition out of the military or use another way of use it as a verb. It is to undergo or to cause to undergo a process or period of transition for example for talking about a war time scenario. We have transitioned from a high intensity combat operations role to a support role in the community. Now why do. I even bring that up. Why even take this detour. One that address. A misconception about transitioning from the military and the misconception is this that the transition from the military is nothing more than just another event in your life. That's the misconception that the transition from the military is just another event. So let's take a look at some of those events in our lives. You're born that's an event you graduated from high school. That's an event you got a job. That's an event you got married. That's an event even if you've been married more than once. Each marriage is another event. You had a child. That's an event you had another child. That's another event. So all those things i just mentioned are all single events. You don't have the same child twice. you don't get the same job twice you. Don't get married to the same person on the same day twice. So all of these are single events. And there's this kind of expectation that the transition will also be just a single event in the transition or rather the end state or the end goal that we're shooting for is not even clearly defined so when someone says transition from the military it can mean one hundred different things you ask one hundred people you get one hundred different answers. Since transition is not clearly defined in that context or another words. We don't even know what the target is. We're supposed to be aiming for. It's impossible to know whether we've successfully transitioned out so it makes sense. Then that people are saying gosh is hard. This is lost. This is hell. This is confusing is uncertain. This was brutal because we don't have any clear indication of whether we have been successful at it or not and the truth is transition isn't event but it's also journey so you do transition out when you hang up that uniform for the final time that's the event but you will continue to learn what you want your post military life to look like and that's the transition journey so now begs another question or another few questions is the target of the transition out of the military is the target targeted good job. Is it one hundred percent disability rating. Is it the approval to use vocational rehab Benefits for education. Is it something else entirely. What is the target when a service member leaves the military and frankly a as great as the cat program. Those transition programs the military are. I think that's where the military failed every single one of us. And i'm not trying to be the disgruntled veteran here because there's a lot of things that the military va do really well but setting us up for success in the transition is just not one of those and i think they failed us. Big time they said. Hey here's some benefits you could be eligible for. Here's some things you might wanna check out. Thank you for your service. Good luck with your life. There's no explanation of what your targets are or even should be so. I posed that question to you right now. How do you define transitioning from the military. What are the targets if you want to respond to send me message. Podcast at courage to fight again dot com. Let me know all right. So let's get back on track here. So i mentioned i wanted to share with you. One key insight into the why behind transition difficulty and i think the first and perhaps the most is what i just talked about in our detour. We're flying blind and we have no concept of the new target what it is where it is in fact. There's a quote in the book. I wrote resolve. That goes no one ever got where they were going until first figuring out where it was they wanted to go. I'm going to say that again. No one ever got where they were going until. I figure it out. Excuse me until first figuring out. Where was they wanted to go. I'm going to say that again. No one ever got where they were going until first figuring out where it was. They wanted to go all right. So here's those five steps. I promise you begin the episode step one. The and again these steps are key to nailing your transition from the military and these are just part of the resolve book. This is only one chapter step. One is cast the vision. Where do you want to be a year from now. Two years five years from now. Now mind this idea of you know where you want to be can fall into a variety of categories and maybe it's physical or career or relationships or va disability or post nine eleven gi bill. It could be a variety of things but one technique is to consider a single category. Let's take finance for example and let's say your goal is i want to be completely out of debt and i want to do that within five years now. That leads us into step two. We've we've got the single category that we're targeting one part of our lives or not being overly vague and saying i want to have more money are wanted to have more financial independence or i want to be a better person or went to be healthier. We're creating a specific goal in specific category over lives. And that's our vision right. I want to be out of debt completely out of debt within five years so that leads us into step to list out the challenges or the risks associated with achieving your vision of getting out of debt now for example maybe to use our example. We're in here. The financial financial say financial peace. That's daveramsey thing right To say like. I want to be completely out of debt within five years. Maybe you're living beyond your means right now or perhaps you and your family preferring higher standard of living so your normal expenses are higher. Nothing wrong with that but it could be a risk to achieving your vision within five years. Or maybe you've gone through a divorce in you're paying child support. Or maybe you're taking care of an elderly parent or an ageing parent so anything good or bad could be a potential risk to achieving your vision in the timeframe. You're lauding for it. I'm going to say that again. Anything good or bad could be a potential risk to achieving your vision in the timeframe you're allotting for it brings us to step three risk mitigation. There are several examples. I use in the book but what it boils down to. Is you sitting down either by yourself or with a group of other veterans who are also on this resolve journey. Where you're working through the book together but sitting down and coming up with a strategy of how you will mitigate those risks brings you to step four. Get feedback get feedback. Your perspective on your situation is unique. But it's only one perspective reach out to someone you trust. Share your vision with them and get their perspective on your vision and just a little side note. That is why the book resolve is created for maximum effectiveness in the context of a small group of other veterans. So you don't have to go out and search for those people you trust. You don't have to say men. Who do i ask you. Just talk to those who are going through the journey with you and finally step five experienced peace. Now i know it probably sounds like i'm over simplifying things a bit and into this more in the book but one thing i want to point out here is as we bring the show in for landing comparing your vision to someone else's is not going to help and in fact it could potentially make you even more uncertain about your own vision that you've cast for your life. Look where all different we have different skills. Different experiences different aptitudes in. We aren't all going to have the same vision and the sooner you embrace that the sooner you can experience the peace that comes from being your own path and making strides toward achieving that vision sir question today. Was your transition normal. Here's the answer if it was easy and you slip from wary uniform to not wearing a uniform with no significant issues. And you're like wow. This was great. Could couldn't couldn't have been better than no. Your transition was absolutely not normal but if it was hard like it was nearly every single one of us then yes. Your transition was absolutely. I hope this helps. I hope it helped answer the question. Did i answer the question. Did i not. What are your questions record voice memo on your phone and send it to podcast courage to fight again. Dot com more joined the post nine eleven veterans and families facebook group. And post your question there. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves. Is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. Them only comes through faith in jesus price whilst you right back here two weeks from today and the next veteran question we'll be doing our best to answer is this. What is the. Va solid start program. If you liked this leave survive star review on. I tunes help so much until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
Choose Your Family Wisely
"So this episode inspired by john. Laura who suggested that we dig deeper into a season one episode. We're looking at life priorities. So so this goes out to. John mara thank you john. Maura asked us a few questions in terms to dig a little deeper and the one that really stood out was like why do you have to choose your family in france. And how do you do with the backlash of choosing one or the other and we thought we we dig a little deeper into that with this topic and hobby. Yeah so we came up with that the ability to choose who you surround yourself with hoop which family which friend is around with. That's important you know and to why is it important. Well what's important is that you have the ability to choose many people. They they let other people choose for them you know. They're just going about their like you know. They want to coast through life without making decisions. They want other people to make decisions for them. But you know we we were twenty years ago. That's that was all man. You know what. I am the first one to be. You know when you give him to peer pressure and then certain people after a while people start categorizing all your this type of person. You're that type of person and then you start believing. Would other people say about you. Exactly how remember like in high school way back. We were like we're like social being just like regular people we want to belong right. I remember in high school I'll be the first one to say. Just like you hubby off by something all the leaders until they follow the neater but the important part is that that that we are the part that we want to share his. We have to recognize that relationships right. How you who you surround yourself with who you choose to build relationships with and julia choose to follow either. You're the follower your leader and unfortunately there's a lot of followers out there. When i was in high school. I remember my dad would tell me the gear on not recognize so for those. That don't know spanish. It's like tell me who you hang out with. And i'll tell you who you are you know and i saw my dad. You know. it's not my friends. It's me you know like i will go out with some friends and come home late or whatever it was i mean yeah i mean it's easy to look back and say like oh man you know i was wrong right there but we live forward. You know so a lot of people during that time like you know. Just go with the flow a lot of times. It's like oh let's do this. Let's do that. Let's do it and they're like this. There's times when when you need to be a follower and they're censoring. You need to be a leader because you're not born leader. I mean li leaders in leadership. Think those are qualities that you learn throughout life and And being a follower you're thinking and you're looking and you're observing you know who you're following you know and what you're learning from them And you know when you're in high school in your early twenties. Well you know you're you're still learning Still learning about life. You're learning how to reopen and early early early early. Eight seventeen sixteen folks. It's thirty s thing. I mean it's it's it's a process it's alive process you know and You know going back to To the original question you know. Why is it so hard. I think part of it is it might be are familial background might be our background going up wherever we grew up Because there might have been you know certain social normative where we grew up. you know. it's like you're only going to be this. You know you can only aspire to be that or you know what this is what your grandfather did. This is what your father did. So this is what you're gonna do. you know. I think that plays a part in it but once again there's gonna come a point in time when you had to put on the big boy pants and make a decision for yourself because ultimately you're no longer making a decision for yourself. You might be making decision for you and your partner for new and your and your family your kids or your your aging parents or your business you know and i think you know like i said that's a that's a process right there and how do you. How do you go about learning that process. Know we all mentioned you know. And i'm gonna mess him now mean i was. You know i was nowhere near leader. You know in my teens or twenties and i'll admit that because i was still learning. I was fumbling all over the place. Hell into my thirties. I was fumbling all over the place you know and but lisa was conscious and aware that and i was aware to know that i'm messing up not really anywhere until later on in life when i said okay you know. Now it's time to really focus
Echo Device Low Power Mode
"Today i want to tell you about a feature that you may or may not know about and this goes on in the background with your echo devices and this is called the echo device. Low power mode. So where's do well. It reduces the amount of energy that your echo device is using and this like. I say it happens mostly in the background now. This only works some of the newest devices so specifically if you have one of the echo dot echo dot with clock latest generation fourth generation the spherical devices. It works if you have the echo fourth-generation bigger spherical device that works. And if you have the echo show ten it works other devices. Unfortunately a don't don't apply for this feature but basically what happens is this gets activated. The low power mode gets activated automatically When you are not interacting with your device so for example if your device is just idle siblings idly sitting. I li sitting there. And you're not interacting with it and you have one of these devices then it will go into low power mode and then that low power gets turned off as you start to interact with it now. There are a couple of catches. Your device does not go into low power mode if any of these apply to you so number one if there is a spotify account linked to your amazon account if there is an active notification going on and you would know that because it'd be a pulsing yellow light if your device is connected to an external speaker or if your device is directly connected to a smart home device or lexi gadget through zubi wi fi or bluetooth so unfortunate. That is actually quite a few circumstances. Where it doesn't get activated but nevertheless I think this is great. That amazon thinking about this in terms of you know. Can you reduce the power consumption of your devices and the answer is yes long as you meet certain requirements so they go a little bit information about what's going on behind the scenes again. This isn't something that you necessarily turn on or off. It just happens if it can. And anyway i think it's great.
"li" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"Hi samantha. Hi deborah. Thanks for having me. How did yin li's work. I come into your life <hes>. That's a great question. I have to say. I think it was originally from the new yorker. It wasn't this story. This wasn't the first. Union story i encountered. Maybe it was extra. This one though sheltered woman has always stayed with me so deeply. There's no easy way to forget it. There's no easy way to feel like i'm done thinking about it. And i've been interested to see how often it returns to me again. And again. And i think that i initially was so attracted to it. Because it's such a complicated story about mothering and mothering. Stories while not rare <hes>. Ones that are complicated enough to satisfy me are rare that to find a story that questions mothering. Or even that digs in to the extent that this one does where you know we're bringing in themes of capitalism and the effects of capitalism on mothering. I mean. I don't know that i've seen that really anywhere else <hes>. Maybe in some amazing science fiction but never in a story that dwells in realism. The way this story does and the fact that yijun decided to kind of capture this luminol moment of one month. You know the first month and to take that tiny quiet microcosm and make it into this devastating huge chasm of a universe. I i find that unbelievable right. The story deals with a character who only takes care of babies in the first month of their lives. And who also takes care of mothers in the first month of <hes>. Of motherhood motherhood is something you have written about a fair amount in your own fiction. Yeah yeah. I am a mother of three and i think that when i became a mother i like most mothers was amazed at how little i knew beforehand. Despite having mother despite being daughter. I knew so very little about how to do this. And the way that it would change my identity the way that it would open me up in a tremendous way and so i. I went looking for literature that reflected that to some extent in. I don't know that i found too much of it. Even the word mother the first place we go is someplace. Really very basic and stereotypical i. You know it's like making dinner making cookies driving mini vans and there's none of that in a sheltered woman and i really appreciated that because i did feel like when i first became a mother having made life became obsessed with death which ultimately you know that makes a lot of sense and yet no one had prepared me for that and no one had told me that was going to happen so i kind of looked for the pieces that dealt with that question and tried to write these stories myself so now. Here's samantha hunt reading sheltered woman by and li a sheltered woman. The new mother groggy from a nap sat at the table is though she did not grasp why she had been summoned. Perhaps she never would anti may thought on the place mat sat a bowl of soybean and pig's foot soup that anti may had cooked as she had for many new mothers before this one many however was not exact in her interviews with potential employers. Auntie may always gave the precise number of families she had worked for a hundred and twenty six when she interviewed with your current employer. A hundred and thirty one babies altogether the families contact information the dates she had worked for them their babies names and birthdays these. She had recorded in a palm size notebook which had twice fallen apart and been taped back together years ago. Auntie may had bought it at a garage sale in moline illinois. She had liked the picture of flowers on the cover purple and yellow unmelted snow surrounding the chased pedals. She had liked the price of the notebook to five cents when she handed a dime to the child but the cashbox on his lap. She asked if there was another notebook she could buy so that he would not have to give her any change. The boy looked perplexed and said no. It was greed that had made her ask but when the memory came back it often did when she took the notebook out of her suitcase for another interview. Auntie may would laugh at herself. Why on earth had she wanted to know books. When there's not enough to fill one. The mother sat still not touching the spoon until tear-drops fell into the steaming soup. Now anti may said she was pushing herself in the baby. A new rocking chair back and forth back and forth this squeaking less noticeable than
"li" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"Hi samantha. Hi deborah. Thanks for having me. How did yin li's work. I come into your life That's a great question. I have to say. I think it was originally from the new yorker. It wasn't this story. This wasn't the first. Union story i encountered. Maybe it was extra. This one though sheltered woman has always stayed with me so deeply. There's no easy way to forget it. There's no easy way to feel like i'm done thinking about it. And i've been interested to see how often it returns to me again. And again. And i think that i initially was so attracted to it. Because it's such a complicated story about mothering and mothering. Stories while not rare Ones that are complicated enough to satisfy me are rare that to find a story that questions mothering. Or even that digs in to the extent that this one does where you know we're bringing in themes of capitalism and the effects of capitalism on mothering. I mean. I don't know that i've seen that really anywhere else Maybe in some amazing science fiction but never in a story that dwells in realism. The way this story does and the fact that yijun decided to kind of capture this luminol moment of one month. You know the first month and to take that tiny quiet microcosm and make it into this devastating huge chasm of a universe. I i find that unbelievable right. The story deals with a character who only takes care of babies in the first month of their lives. And who also takes care of mothers in the first month of Of motherhood motherhood is something you have written about a fair amount in your own fiction. Yeah yeah. I am a mother of three and i think that when i became a mother i like most mothers was amazed at how little i knew beforehand. Despite having mother despite being daughter. I knew so very little about how to do this. And the way that it would change my identity the way that it would open me up in a tremendous way and so i. I went looking for literature that reflected that to some extent in. I don't know that i found too much of it. Even the word mother the first place we go is someplace. Really very basic and stereotypical i. You know it's like making dinner making cookies driving mini vans and there's none of that in a sheltered woman and i really appreciated that because i did feel like when i first became a mother having made life became obsessed with death which ultimately you know that makes a lot of sense and yet no one had prepared me for that and no one had told me that was going to happen so i kind of looked for the pieces that dealt with that question and tried to write these stories myself so now. Here's samantha hunt reading sheltered woman by.
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
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"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"Listeners. If you're older than Gen Z. I. already listen to discern episodes and it's just encouraging to hear this younger generation of API's who are Democrats and really trying to you know make make November third. A real watershed moment for our country in the world But I would also say listeners if you've got adult children or they've got young adult children themselves. At high recommend that you pass along this link for shop the vote Dot Com just because We all benefit when we get educate, we educate ourselves and and certainly get motivated not just to vote on November third to vote early and to vote correctly. But also to kind of keep spreading the word among other people. especially. API We really need to get the vote out. I'm working with the group Hillen, every Wednesday morning with Biden's director of faith leaders and we're API group and we're starting. Planning for a series of town halls for API. Christian leaders. To you know on various topics, mental health economy immigration. So, they're all these little pockets of things happening and. A lot of times. We don't know about each other and what we're doing, and so definitely we know more I'll definitely pass along some information so you can cross. Promote it but we need to help people wake up to see what's really happening where things have been going and that we can make a difference. So you are difference maker. Thank you so very much for all that you do in such distant land. I'm just amazed by who you are and what you're able to accomplish is given those limitations. I think your someone to keep an eye on I think maybe even running for office is in your future someday I wouldn't be surprised I would be one of your big backers. But in the meantime, keep doing what you're doing. Bless you for that. Thank you for that and. We will get the word out on what this podcast is. All about right. Thank you so much can in the last thing I want to plug you WANNA. Plug is if you have not registered to vote please if you have not registered to vote freeze request your ballot and ice status as a voter abroad where we have a lot of challenges getting our ballots back. Checkout which of your states there's around twenty five or twenty six states that still to this point you have to mail in your ballot, you can't email it right A challenge for a lot of abroad voters So my word to people who are back in the states check your keep updated about the rules.
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"I think. At least from the Bernie supporters that I talked to it's about the institutions accountable and as Bernie said, it's not me us right and so it's not just like one person. It's like a whole entire group of people move in down ballot races for progressive policies in local elections and a lot of that is definitely. Having to do with holding institutions accountable once they get elected. Pushing them, I. Think. That's what I heard from after the convention I went on July. And I saw Alison Doco Cortez her live and she talked about. Part of being. Civically engaged is challenging even the people that you have elected. Because, you got to keep them on their toes. They represent a you. I. Think going forward the potential for vitamin. D. Be Open to those challenges I, mean he he over and over again said he listens and you know other people who've worked with them says, yeah he's a really good listener the fact that he early on with South Carolina really sewed up the primary I mean most people who've kind of nailed it. Before they're officially nominated Dale in this listen and changed their platforms right. But Biden listened and he I think he understood that there was a huge bunch backing sanders and so he had to listen to Sanders and I think you know some of the changes and that's why this is the most progressive platform going forward. It may not be progressive enough for some people here. Here's my my ultimate take Helen I feel like. I was a big Yankee supporter in the beginning. I didn't think he was going to have a chance to last as long as he did. So when he dropped out by the time, the California Primary came voted for Warren Okay I don't think that Bernie. Would have as good. A chance as Biden because Bernie is to the left of Biden and in order to beat trump, which to me is job one, two, four, five, six, two, thousand. in order to be trump, we had to have someone who people who were more middle and maybe even a little right of middle could could say I could vote for that guy right and I think that's what we're seeing and and at the same time that Guy Biden. You know in picking a woman of color. And certainly one who's imminently qualified and experienced. That's just one more piece of evidence that yeah. He's not Bernie Sanders but I think he's more electable you know in in this particular. Contest and that's what we need. But at the same time I think he he already has demonstrated that he's open to bringing more progressive things into his platform and I think that it's a hundred percent appropriate that assuming he wins. That the progressives who helped elect, him are going to continue to hold him accountable. Rate, and you you you see again, people are concentrating on Joe Biden because yes, that is an important office but like Corey Bush in Missouri just recently won and. Remembering that she was an activist in Ferguson. Back. Back in two, thousand, fourteen, two, thousand, fifteen, that time period, and. Considering the fact that. She did not accept like big donor donations and she one challenge like. An incumbent who had been there for a while like those are also racist that matter absolutely and I I you know to the people who are perhaps. The.
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"So I'm, GONNA shift from like the podcast since I don't want to speak on behalf of our entire team I think that's something we slowly discovered is while we all are relatively progressive, but there are still some nuances and part of a challenge of being a team manager is understanding those folks how we work together to learn. But to speak to your topic of. Yeah I know. I. Don't I'm GonNa I. Don't think I expected these results from primaries to come out this way and nobody expected the pandemic to cut the primary short. Not that they were cut but like the way that I think Bernie gracefully dropped out. During a pandemic when dancing and voting hard I think that definitely the People's health was on his mind But in terms of how to get people on board I, have that challenge now because I do do now some work with Democrats abroad and our goal is also to get out the vote amongst American voters abroad and they're if if you notice during roll call. I think Democrats abroad was the only delegation that had more Bernie. Van. Vitamin. That's, true. Well. That and. Her Mont-. Yeah Yeah, in Vermont, you know Brenes. I think Bernie was low key in the back Bernie. His wife are both standing there. They were both standing there. Yeah, and so kind of noting there is this tension of people who were. So hopeful when we had twenty people going to the primaries and feel so. I wouldn't say disappointed is just like. Anna confused about the results that happened. But at the same time, you know I mean, I talked with a Lotta people who live abroad and their viewpoints on be more pro Bernie comes from their experiences of living in other countries where health care. Pensions are different. And they look to They look to Lake America they're like why or do you like this up. So. That's kind of weird. Their experiences are coming from. It's coming from living abroad. It's coming from seeing other countries and their systems seen foreign policy on the ground being enacted. In terms of like. You. Know I actually WanNa go and see what happened at the convention or like I say at. Virtual. Online. I don't know if you heard about this but since the convention is over and I do want to raise awareness of just what happened like talent like what I heard what happened was. The what we do as delegates as we vote on three things, we vote on the candidates we vote on the platform and vote on a resolution. We during the pandemic, we send the ballots appea- copy to our a state party whips and they send them in. That's how we voted. That was our that was the bare minimum participation as a delegate. and. A lot of people were talking about was the. The Medicare for all and whether it was included in the platform and people being upset that like many many states, thirty four states or thirty eight states have ratified that in their own state resolutions by the national didn't include more explicit language about Medicare for all and. So what happened was the Nevada delegation of delegates started a petition of A. Vote. No, on the Democratic National Popcorn. And I think repetition got like a thousand signatures I'm not I'm not sure ultimately what happens with the numbers but I do know that in our delegation for Democrats abroad we had almost I think all of our Bernie supporters are Bernie delegates and some are Biden delegates no on the platform. And that. Is someone told when I was running to the a delegate can someone told me you being delegates very transient? You have actually very little power. and. What you're really bear to understand how the DNC works how your institutions work in push for institutional change you know who gets to make the rules who gets to go into the primaries. Who was in leadership? Those are all things that. are more sustainable. That's what came out of two, thousand, sixteen in two, thousand. Eighteen Unity Reform Commission. WAS, a change in super delegates voting was this. You know push for democratizing the process even more with doing away. caucusing, doing more pushing towards primaries, which allows for people who don't have to take time off of work to cast their ballots incentive like gathering in one place, which is not feasible for a lot of working class people. So I think now there's a discussion of after the Convention Know Okay Great we love it. Let's go back to procedures and you are they going to release the platform votes. How many people voted for and against it? Are they going to because technically within the rules this is getting technical but if a certain percentage of people vote. One way there needs to be like a minority report issued. About this topic or. And I think that's where a lot of Bernie delegates feel like while we do support the candidate, it's important. We hold our institutions accountable. the party accountable and I think you even saw that within the DNC with Ao see Alexander Cortez. Casting horror nomination vote for Bernie Sanders. And people like Oh why she doing that? That's like distracting. It needed to be done because that's what the rules and procedures said. And Yeah. So I think everybody's like Oh, like Bernie supporters are very disappointed, they're not going to like beyond.
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"Asian heritage and what it means for like is representation activism like being a major thing we talk about and then someone else you know that end then someone else on our team who just joined her major sports management and that influencing you know, Oh, thinking about the athletes right now who aren't playing in conferences because of Covid, how can we reach out to them and they have a huge influence? How can they increase voter participation and their influential circles? And so having. Our team dynamic be that way I think produces a lot of variety of episodes. cognizant of our limits until I want to hear more about you can't how do you decide? The guests that come on and. Are you know how do you increase the diversity of? People. I mean you've been doing this for. So as to someone just starting out. I love to hear more. Well, that's a great question Helen I I would say it's different because I'm the primary content developer I don't have a team per se we do have. Guests or potential guests that are recommended by listeners, and so we take those seriously and we do a little vetting and. there's that but as far as I because I am kind of a team of one mainly. It's really on me to be much more broad scape in what I read what attention to or. Trying to get help. In finding out what some of my blind spots are. So, definitely bringing you on. Here's great example You know I saw your little first. Introduction of yourself on the Asian broadcasters facebook page and I thought. Wow. Now here's here's a whole demographic kind gen Z. that I think we need better representation and This Helen seems to be a mover and she's getting things done and I like her energy and I'm going to reach out to her. That's kind of how that happens. There's there's another segment that has. to our delight, which is There are publishers of Asian American writers. Authors and stuff that have now come to see us as a good way to market their books, and so they'll reach out to us and You know some of these books I would've normally paid attention to I'm reading one now by south. Asian woman of two collection of short stories that I haven't read a collection of short stories in forever right and it's like, oh, but it's through South Asian American. Lens I. This is very different, right so so I'm constantly trying to push the boundaries on myself and and. So, that I guess on that actually kind of makes me think and and really ask questions because I really have questions and I think that's helpful for a lot of the listeners because they get to learn along with me. Yeah Yeah I really liked the way he put like learning along the way because it were far from perfect and it's a constant process and I really admire how you stuck to the podcast over the years just because. You know the I I used to be really confused about. You know having a support of ethnic space that makes any sense but to see how people can encourage each other people you know being the first ones to read the books by these authors like you said, that is incredibly supportive and. I. Hope we can learn, but we just had like an outreach meeting today actually started talking about like. How can we grow our listeners and who'd be interested in our podcast, and if our goal is to get out the vote like we need to get more listeners because we can't just keep circulating the same information throughout our own circles, right right and so definitely have a lot to learn from you. I, mean. That's another. Criteria that I picked some guests is like. This guest potential guest have circles that we haven't penetrated with our podcast, and if we bring them on and it's a good, it's a good conversation and they share it within their circles. Is that GONNA help us to some degree I think it always does. Now you know in your case, you're really looking at a young adult API demographic. I I would think you know some of the. Some of the places in social media where the exist. If you haven't penetrated them yet you know and and Kinda put it out there that you exist I would strongly encourage that. I think during this shutdown that a lot more people are listening to podcasts just. Because they got a lot of downtime. So. Yeah. I would think your mission is vital is to increase the percentage of young adult Api Gen Z. People in this upcoming election. You're definitely a Democrat that's another reason why I'm having you on. The, because we want the same thing you know and and I think the other thing that really sold me on bringing you on and and helping promote your worth is you're a Bernie backer and yet you. In right on the Biden, harassing I. I'm part of other little social networks. Bernie. Backers are so pissed off still and they're not happy with the Harris pick that they're just saying they're going to sit out right and I have to just bite my tongue because I don't WanNa, make them any matter than they already are. It's okay to feel. Upset and be in grief and and that kind of stuff but there's another part of me. Helen does it's like. Okay. Got, it Bernie's endorsed you know Biden I mean we have to join forces. There's one job it's November third we have to stop a second term. Because he's going to be trump is gonNA be unchecked, right? So I thought wow, I want to hear from someone like you who maybe you went to your anger and your grief but now you're all on board and and you know talk a little bit about that. Because I think that younger demographic that was really excited about Bernie you're trying to reach them and get them excited about Biden What's that all about? How's.
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"And it's a very time specific guests. We talked about this in our first conversation that you're really aiming to get the vote out from November third. So why did you start this and why target API young voters. Right so I guess why start something? Well, it comes out of this sense of. What's out there like content that's out there I think within the podcast space there are definitely a ton of API related podcast. Focus on parallel topics with us like I know model majority podcast, they have reformer Obama staffers, doing commentary and. A lot of these young people in high school or Saudi podcast to amazing what they're doing nowadays. But I I. Yeah. I started the podcast because I felt like. There's curiosity by API's to get involved, but the issues are not laid out very clearly. And we are such a diverse group of people. And Me Myself. I have been questioning whether to use the label AP API because we're so diverse but I tell myself like they're six percent of the population, we don't have much for separated. But yeah. So I started podcasts to to. To have conversation with. Gen millennials about civic engagement in politics amongst Asian, American Pacific Islanders because. I. Think it's not something at least my parents talked extensively with me about and. One of my role models is hustled hodge, which unfortunately this week you found out his show, the Patriot Act was canceled by net flicks. his talk show which was amazing. Yeah. So he's my role model and I would love to meet them someday but the podcast itself kind of models after the sense of their issues, let's deep into one issue and one podcast episode. So our podcast again, get out the vote increase if they can gauge Asian Americans with two styles of episodes. One is more focused on educating and being a topical focus. The others we occasionally release bonus episodes in these bonus episodes more roundtable table, more raw conversations that people want to hear and I'll give you an example. We recently did an episode on affirmative action and proposition sixteen in. California. So we had one episode focused on. What are the facts? Let's talk to an expert lay down misconceptions etcetera, and then we had a round table for a bonus episode with high schoolers who are applying to college. And that conversation is so different when you're going through applying to higher education. So I think those kinds of conversations are missing within the podcast base. And that's where I wanted to contribute. But on the other hand, I think what's been really lovely is. I tell my team members it's about the podcast, but also it's about us as the team learning together. Because all of them when I made the initial facebook posts because can you tell me to make the? I. Can't do this. Helen you gotTa Post and so I did and people started me and they were like, well, unlike not super involved with politics. My background's in like things like, oh, consulting landscape architecture design but I wanna get to know more about this topic myself through this process and I think it's been really awesome us together as a collective learning along the way more about these issues that we aren't seeing talked about. Yeah, and I want to give a shout one of those people Angela saying. Apparently, she listens to our fight. CAST. So. I mean, that's I love the intersection, right Just how we help each other out and we discover common touch points. Right right. Yeah and Kinda speaking on common touch points. It's. Part of I'm realizing this. Responsibility that comes with having even a small platform like our podcast because WHO's ever who who is at the table determines what story is told absolutely, and we've done the yeah we've done a lot of reflection on. Are we allowed to embrace saying that we represent acidic islanders because. Our team is mostly not Pacific Islanders and. Are we you know. Is is the term Asian American erasing a lot of the nuances and I, made it really appoint from the beginning telling my team and I'm still learning this as well. We have to diversify our storytelling and that comes with pitching stories that. FEATURE COMMUNITIES THAT MAY NOT BE Talked about or if we're in a community, our listeners can then learn more about segments within and one of the prime examples is our on our launch date. We launched an episode we did one episode on. College voter. Suppression then we did a second episode on the Small Third Party called the Aloha Party in Hawaii. And they just became a legitimized party this past spring they ran some candidates for their primaries in Hawaii and there founded by three. Native. Hawaiian Identifying people and those stories are. Not In the mainstream because just you know do to everything that's happening and. I was really surprised to win. We release that episode and we got some feedback like, oh, I had never heard about this and. Thanks for sharing about Hawaii Hawaii has a special place in my heart and hearing those words come from these people who we didn't really know that shows that these stories need to be told and whoever is at the writers table director's table needs to think intentionally about what platform you have and what stories you tell. Yeah I mean we're going to run your episode next week and the following week we're running a one with his Vietnamese American because you know our podcast feels the same kind of tensions, a lot of East Asian representation, right and this guy had written an op Ed for CNN several weeks ago and he was basically trying not to sound too partisan but he was kind of reaching out to Vietnamese Americans over fifty who typically are anti-china anti-communist and trying to make the case why this election they can't just look at that and vote again for trump. And so I out to this guy and his was balcony view and this guy served in the Bush administration right? He he was actually an elector for the State of Georgia and twenty? Sixteen. When. Then candidate trump had made fun of that South Asian Goldstar family and he said this is ridiculous and so he said I can't promise and I as an elector that I'm going to vote for trump as he got slammed. So he he resigned and now he's like the deputy vice chair of elections and registration for the state. And he is one of those never trumpers now and and so it's like, wow, that's a really interesting store. We don't typically have on our podcast and and I wanted to help him get it out there right and he goes well, I'm just touched it someone out there read myopic. Yeah I mean actually I would love to get advice while we're having this conversation of how do you? Think about who you invite on the show and the intentional about storytelling because I think we're running into on our team in, and this is I'm going to describe how our team works right now. So the way as of right now as of this August date, the way we run is we have a team of actually more than ten people and. We have people work on, you know outrage marketing, content, development, audio editing, etc. But if you have an idea for an episode, you pitch it to the team. Once we green light it, you contact gas make arrangements and work with the scripts and so anyone on the team can push for a topic and that matters because. You know. I can't you know I'M GONNA burn out if I'm the only content developer that's one thing. But on the other hand like the stories and perspectives people bring like. We're going to do an episode, Kamla Harris Soon and about. Her south..
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"What's going on at the convention issues. Americans. Care about and we had some calls with some of these speakers and. We I would not have known about them if the platform wasn't given to more people and wider range of people not just one. person they always rely on and I think that's really exciting because again, to win this election, you can't just have the presidency there needs to be accountability that needs to be down ballot states. So your local elections to. What do you think the impact of the whole four days? was I mean it felt like especially by highlighting some of the Republicans against trump like casick right and and what have you re crossroads? Yeah Right. So so some people found that corny but and I, I heard from some very, you know strong Bernie people that they were really upset that any of those Republicans against trump were given time right but but I get it I I feel like what the DNC decided was we have to reach the moderates. The, people who voted for trump and twenty sixteen. But now they're really having second thoughts the independence I mean the other the other progressive people and the Hardcore Democrats they're already on board. Do you feel like. They made that case. that's an interesting question. I. I didn't Instagram Live for my podcast fresh off the boat which I can talk about later with another delegate another fellow sanders delicate and I asked him on the instagram live I said. Do you think there are populations that the Democratic Party during this convention. Failed to recognize or did not. Reach out very well to more took them for granted and his analysis was. that. Yes. The party assumes progresses will be on board. And I think sometimes that can feel like they're taking their votes for granted. And there was a sense of being upset about the party. Trying so hard to scoop up the independence and the people who had voted for trump and twenty sixteen and not cater to the. Other people who've been doing a lot of work on the left. I think for me personally the impact of the convention in these days. I think it's a big coalition of people. We saw so many speakers and the overall message was unity and I think. They did a relatively good job in doing that I think it's going to be. something. You know I said this on the idea that I did but. I recently read this article about I forgot was it the economist or the Atlantic but radical presidents don't need to be the most radical. and. Why is that and why Joe Biden could be the most progressive president? You're not going to think logically that way, but he could because. People Assemble coalitions and checks and balances on the people in power, and if he is if he knows that maybe he's not the most healing candidate who came out of the primary and he needs to appeal the people then a lot. You're going to form a group of people to be elected not just him. And I think. That's where people are going to have a say hopefully in policy and then can be pushing for things that they think matter but haven't heard by the Democratic Party. I think give. I don't plan to watch the RNC, but I'm sure going to pick up the highlights. They're gonNA try to portray without a doubt Biden as the most progressive the most liberal. Democratic candidate to ever run for press right and I think there. There is some truth that during the DNC the the. Progressive positions he's already taken the green new deal for instance, right and getting close to Medicare for all they that the DNC kind of downplayed that and. So. Some people calling foul, right Especially on the on the far, right right. But you just watch next week There's no way. Though I think it's an extremist exaggerated going to be an exaggeration. There's no way that the GOP is going to not portray Biden as easing but a flaming liberal. Interesting even though like within the party, they don't know right right already what? I mean I think they're they're big conundrum as they don't know quite how to. Label Biden nothing sticks. So the fact that last night he knocked it out of the park in in his closing acceptance speech I mean they had already set such a low bar that he has mental incapacity mental deficiency clearly, that's not the case. And that and then and the content of what he said I mean he made it very clear choice i. think that was true throughout the DNC all the all the big speakers. They're saying you know. And it's not just a referendum against trump it's like Biden represents. Not just decency but experience and. Unifying force in bringing us back together I mean what know what I heard was democracy is at stake, right? Right, right. Yeah I think the word you bring up decency has been brought up throughout the entire campaign trail. I remember when people to Judge Jala Hera's like. All these people dropped out all of their instagram posts for like I believe Joe Biden does a decent man and I think that's a big message they're trying to send but I think another message they they really tried to. Lay Down was. During a pandemic when people are losing their lives, you need an empathetic president. And that's why when you when you hear Joe Biden speech because I think Joe knows that. He's not like Barack Obama in terms of charisma or he's not like. Going to rain in like young voters, just like Bernie Sanders may be did. But one thing that he has experienced is loss.
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"And just because I want to add one more point on this. Sorry. is the fact that we heard from territories heard Salute Weather Mariana. Islands. American Samoa WOM WORTH RICO in Spanish. We heard from these people and when they talk they talk about how they actually don't have rights to vote for. President. Often, and that's why you should vote and I think seeing their culture being represented on the screen plus those words of Those territories almost never get represented in our politics on the congressional level and on public media. So for them to have their shining crowning moment is so incredibly important. Yeah, I also found it very meaningful that. The late Matthew Shepard's parents represented their state He was one of the first killed during a anti gay hate grime right and then Fred Gutenberg who's the father of one of the teenagers that was killed in the Florida school shooting So I felt like that was significant in even who is chosen. Bright Yeah, you know I mean strategic yeah. It was chosen and another. One Anchalee being able to see. Go ahead. Good. Sorry going well, what I'm what I'm thinking is from what I'm reading in my own response as well as my wife's I'm much older than you. I've seen many roll calls. And so I know what it was and I think going forward assuming that we get on top of this virus and we're able to hold another convention in four years I am hearing from a lot of pundits and just regular people that that was the best roll-call ever and they don't WanNa go back to the old way. Right, I think there's In Times of crisis everybody has to reevaluate their priorities and the way they do things and I think the Democratic Party was forced to reevaluate what it means to represent minorities and people and I think this roll call was. A huge. Step in the right direction. And I see the similarly to with like you know late like late night comedy they don't have audience anymore. So their jokes are much more serious than they hit much harder so you are really listening and I do miss gatherings I do miss being in crowds, but on the other hand I I do think that the DNC moving forward might reconsider how they do their convention even in person for years later because this was the most again most financially accessible and had a lot of representation. I will say the main critique though for a lot of the delegates was since everything's a Webinar, you really don't have a back and forth you you attend in a real convention you would attend the caucus like have some photos report building. But in a virtual convention, you are a passive like Youtube Video Webinar Zoom Webinar viewer. So, that was a little challenging. There were some chatterboxes apparently but most of the time it was very passive. Yeah. I think. Building on your. fact, that many of this of all the speakers didn't have an audience except maybe a cameraman sound person. I think it changed the nature of the speeches in it for the better. I think and I was listening to some of my favorite podcasts and some of these people are professional speechwriters for a lot of the previous candidates in previous elections and they were already. They were going doing their podcast before the DNC actually started this past Monday. But what they predicted was absolutely true that the speech writers and and the people giving the speech itself they actually contributed like didn't write in applause lines. that. That's classic like I knew Jack Kennedy. Believe me you're no Jack. Kennedy. And so it was much more conversational and and I think that was more powerful. You could relate to it. The speeches took much shorter time because there wasn't all this applause right and so I think that. That was much more impactful, right? And and I think the other thing talking about speeches there are a lot more regular Americans. Including last night the thirteen year old boy who had the stuttering problem. I mean, he just knocked it out of the park I mean he would probably never be allowed or invited to speak at a convention. So you know my hats are off to the people who produce this because yeah you know it had glitches. It wasn't perfect but they had to kind of really shift paradigms right Helen. I mean this is like we're not just doing the convention in Zoom like we we have to think out of the box like. What what? What are the ways that we need to really change the content and who gets to talk even the in the end? Were they Biden and his wife and Harrison her husband got they came out to the parking lot and there's fireworks going on and people are flashing hazard lights on their cars I. mean that was meaningful to someone had to think of that. And so are you cut out a little bit? Can You repeat the question? Yeah. Want saying that the fact that they had to think completely differently like this was not just doing the typical convention but on Zoom. and. My Hat's. Off To them because I think they pulled off an amazing job. Right. Right. I think something to consider also. I usually at conventions they have like they're like. Keynote like up and coming. Person of Party speak right like Barack Obama was prison two, thousand four. This, time they had like sixteen seventeen people speak. And I think that in you know they were people who are from local legislatures like I really think that they're trying to think about ballot races and how to win because they spread the spotlight so many people. And you know being DNC delegate we have these things, police breakfasts. So our delegation, every morning, I would be my evening, but it would be their morning in the US t we would have zoom call with some cool speakers. Into have chats.
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"This episode is Helen Lee and Helen in a were brought together through think this facebook page the asian-american podcasters association as I think that's correct that you were wanting to start a podcast and I said Hey I'd be willing to talk to you and that's how it started and several weeks later my gosh this woman is a force of nature she has a staff of nine. She's got you know her website she got multiple episodes up but the first thing I want to talk about Helen is the fact that you were part of the just concluded last night Democratic National Convention all virtual for the first time. Welcome to the podcast and we wanna hear what that was all about. Yet thanks for having me can yes. Oh, my name is Helen I am from central Virginia went to school in Richmond Virginia. Rana area and then went to Washington University St Louis Missouri for Undergrad, and then afterwards I moved abroad four post Grad work. and was travelling during the time that the corona virus cove in nineteen broke out in ended up being stuck in Nepal by choice just due to the fact that flights were little. And I felt like it was safe to to shelter in place. So that's where I'm at right now and yes. So I. Got Involved during my time. Living alone during a pandemic with the organization Democrats abroad. Which helps a Democrat American voters abroad, which they are six point, five, million of US abroad. Technically a state hardy. So were the eleventh most populous state or twelfth most populous state if you look at numbers for voters and I got involved and I Iran to the delegates. To to represent. Voters abroad at the Democratic National Convention. So. That's how I became a delegate. It's a it was a process of me like talking to different electors around different parts of the world because of Americans abroad being spread out everywhere and then. Ran, in an election, where we use ranked voting became selected to be an at large delegate representing Senator Bernie Sanders to the DNC. At the time I won it was TVD. GO TO MILWAUKEE. and. So At the same time though as that's abroad, we are well well versed in the webinars well-versed in having communicate with different time zones and across borders and at a distance because of the nature of the organization, and so we were prepared to attend the Convention Online. As which they made the call eventually. So yeah, the past four days have been the Rapa of my work. And Yeah you want to ask a little bit more detailed questions about the DNC. Yeah well first of all, if if this were not a virtual convention in the past. Delegates like yourself was was the expense all paid for by each delegate I mean there's It cost someone to show up one of those things, right Right. So I think that's a great point you bring up Ken because I think, wow, this convention being unprecedented virtual online socially distanced I. think it might have been one of the most financially accessible conventions. I can a hundred percent say I would not have signed up to run and campaign to become a delegate for the DNC if we had not had this Special circumstance because usually for Democrats abroad, the actually meet at a global convention in a certain location and you have to frontload your money to fly out and meet together with this delegation of people and similarly if we were to represent. Voters abroad in Milwaukee will we'd have to fly back to Milwaukee and It's important to know that being a delegate while you are elected, you are not like it's a volunteer position you are not paid and so from what I've heard in the past for delegations that attended is. Once. You get elected. Some people have to start. Go find me's kickstarter bees for. Their costing like, Hey, like I'm attending this convention hotel costs are this Lukasz are this? Transportation costs are this and You know you don't want to go there and not like get some swag or something. Like a memory, right? Like these kinds of things all cost money and this time because everything had to be shelter in place for everyone. I didn't have to pay for a plane ticket So that was some savings and. That initially. It's weird if it's like a balanced right on one hand, it's a bummer I don't get to network in person I don't get to chat with people. There's something about being in the arena having an atmosphere on the other hand. It's a very contagious atmosphere like literally for germs. All right and. Yeah. So literally, such a dangerous during the coronavirus having you know thinking about the Democratic Party. In overall politics still being quite older there's a lot of immuno compromised people that are going to go and we cannot afford to lose leadership just like showing up to a convention in putting people's Health at risk. So having a convention being remote. More financially accessible. Definitely stay for call looking at the cases now. And they did manage to mail some like swag for us like US posters or pin or earth stuff but never got to me unfortunately. Well the Paul Paul his little a little distant right right so but that's kind of how the convention went and can if I can elaborate on this one component of the DNC that I found to be. The best part that came out of being virtual was the roll call I own. Absolutely I was I was choked up right right and I think it's important for people to know what the role wasn't the past. So usually a roll call is what it sounds like. You know year state delegation casting their votes and going up to the microphone in that being a really proud moment and but in reality like people gathering and being very loud and. You can't it takes hours. Wearing silly hat if you were to do it that way right and wearing silly hats like being Yeah. China. Get Yourself. Notice and I think this time what I got really emotional watching roll call because every state had almost equal time and what they did with the time was so significant because they had their home state to support them. We saw we saw Cal Amari House. We saw like the lake scenery we saw we saw like fields and we saw monuments like all we remembered America. The beautiful. Again, that's one thing and then to they were very strategic in getting. People on the ground to talk about issues they're passionate about. So we heard from teachers who are about to reopen schools are they're scared we heard from people who are activists we've heard from people who are farmers and facing climate change and those kinds of issues. Giving them time and space in the silence that a virtual convention gives is so important because I, I learned so much more about what America needs right now from that roll call that if it was person in more about who is louder than..
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"They know where the poop is they could smell and they'll. They'll just avoid it but. I kid you not as soon as this enthusiastic will dog. Scattered the POOP with his paws he dropped the Frisbee. And gave me this look like. I've lost, I've lost motivation. I. I stepped in Poop. I can't play anymore. And then he just walked away. I could be reading into it, but normally, he would just come right back with that Frisbee and I've never seen him after a catch just drop it worry was and go in a direction not close to me. And I was thinking about this. There's a lesson there. And it might even tie into. This pending November election actually Sometimes you got to clean up the crap. The mess that is clearly there before you can just go on with your life before you can just enjoy life and play and I'm going to echo this week's guests Helen Lee. Old Or young if if you're eighteen or older, you'd need to be registered to vote in this election. And I mean first of all, it's it's a responsibility. So even if you're gonNA vote for trump okay. Just don't tell me. But. I would say, especially, if if you like many people even those who voted for trump twenty six few realized that he is just. He's just incapable of doing this job in. It's all about himself You know he we need. We need someone who's really going to be able to pull the country together and to lead us, and whether you liked vite Internet in the primary he is the other candidate and. We, got a vote. You can't think about you know what life is going to be like when the vaccine is finally here and working enough people take it you. You can't think about how the economies recover when you're gonNA take that the late trip. This crap on the field. And we're not even saying who did it. But it's gotTA. Get cleaned up. Before we can really play without distraction. So you know. My little puppy can understand that. He gets that and. I own it. That was that was my fault I. I should've could've cleaned up the mess. And it's did I ruined his day so. I do not want to have a ruined A. November four, th or A week after November third whenever we find out the official results. We. As a country have got to come together. Get Beyond Party and put Biden and Harris in place so that our country can begin to heal and unite and work together. To get us out of this morass that our current president has put us in because of all of his. His is narcissism in his. Inability to read and whatever you know so. I just want to give you that lesson from our dogs. Sometimes,.
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"This week is Helen lead. That's L. I not l. e. e. and Helen and I happen to virtually meet on a private facebook page called asian-american podcasters and I was one of the early members of that and it's pretty astounding how many he's Merck and podcasters they're out there or those who are in the midst of planning to launch one and Helen fit in the latter category and she happened to say that you know she was looking for some some mentoring some advice. Because she was up against a very big. Time deadline. Her whole point of doing this podcast was to stimulate API, young voters especially Jesse's to register and vote in this upcoming election and. Since we were both coming from the same side of the aisle that that really greased the rails for me iris-out to her and even though she's on the other side of the earth. Gaber some feedback on what she was planning and Lo and behold. She is pulled this off. In addition to. Giving her an opportunity to talk a bit about. This new podcast fresh off the vote I also was intrigued because she was a delegate at the first ever virtual democratic national, convention and so that's why we Recorded this the day after the convention ended and were actually airing it. This week, which is very, very current So we get a fresh take on what exactly happened there and anyway. Just, love how the Internet can bring us closer together even over far apart speaking of virtually vents. The Asian American Pacific Islander Api Christians. Racial. Justice townhall is going to be held September third from five to six PM and Again, it's a virtual event. Let me tell you a bit about this. It's a conversation with API faith and community leaders on racial justice and its impacts on the API community and. We will put the log for zoom in the show notes for this episode I. Think it's IT'S Really I think it has great potential to. Help. API. Christians Christian leaders in particular understand where the Biden. Camp is coming from when it comes to faith. In this case, Christian faith I have been fortunate enough to be included in a weekly. Virtual call with Joshua Dixon, who is the Biden campaigns director of faith outreach. So he he's been very helpful in getting this collection. Of leaders to be able to organize this, and there's GonNa be a virtual town halls. Covering other aspects but just want to let you know this is coming up September third from five to six, six PM and I believe that's Pacific Standard Time. Anyway, we'll put the links on the show notes and you can check it out. Definitely. Let people you know who are API Christian faith theaters. Because I think this is really important election and they need to not just be voting in the dark if you will. Our web page. A PODCAST DOT COM is going to be. Experiencing and makeover pretty soon and. We're able to do this comfortably because of recent donations from some of our very, very loyal listener. So thank you very much and. If you appreciate what we're doing here Alison I. have no qualms of encouraging to go to a PODCAST DOT COM click on the donate tab. This is not tax deductible but you know every little bit helps. I mean seriously five dollars. Fifty dollars or whatever amount You can afford right now and if you can't you know we understand. But here's something you can do. That will also help us please rate and review US especially and I tunes so that we can kind of creep up in the listening there and definitely a I don't say this enough please. Recommend particular episode to a family member CO worker friend because word of mouth is the best form of advertising. We have two dogs again our golden retriever Dylan passed away from cancer. A little over a year now, and so we already had our first Corgi. Her name is Kogi. Kogi the CORGI and we replaced Dillon. Placed him. We got another dog another puppy Corgi, and we named him Chemo and If you know anything about the breed, corgis are very intelligent, very active they are not sedentary people. And they really need to have their intelligence. Used every you know they need to use it and One of the ways is finding things in fetching things and and they need to exerciser they they. They just have all this energy stored up and the guy get it out, and then they take an APP and then they have more energy from the NAP. Well, the dogs are very different Kogi. She is very, very specific about what she will chase. They're like to maximum three balls. that she will chase you anything else and she'll just look at you like, okay stupid go get it right but. She will go and find if she can't see it. She will go and find one of her favorites and she'll bring it to you, and that's that Chemo on the other hand the puppy he's he's almost a year old. He's happy. Go Lucky and he'll basically fetch anything you throw I mean you could throw a bath towel and he would go get it and bring it back. So one of the things that I decided I wanted to teach him to fetch was a Frisbee. So I bought these two Doug Frisbees, they're hard plastic not necessarily the best thing for some dog's mouth, but he doesn't seem to mind at the PETSMART store these about nine ten inches in diameter and so It took him a maybe two three weeks to get to the point where he actually looks over shoulder as he's running in the direction, he sees your arm point. And if you do a decent throw, he will jump as high as British legs will take him and he will grab that out of the air in his teeth and bring it back you now well, the cute things. To see is to see this dog who's probably. Maybe eight inches tall at the shoulder bringing back this nineteen inch diameter hard plastic disk in his mouth A. Lot of times he steps on the edge and it falls out and then he has to pick it up again but he's determined because he he loves chasing this. He just really seemed to like tracking things that are flying in the air, and then you know give himself a chance to actually get it. So the other night after dinner as our custom I would. Throw one of Kobe's selected balls. Down this hill in our backyard and then grab one of the FRISBEES. And throw it in the other direction for Chemo and. Have a great time and. Chemo was catching like crazy and bring it back and catching like raise and bring it back and then on this latest throw I threw it. He went up as High Z could Katainen his teeth. And then as excitement and kind of running blind because of holding this, if you can imagine in his mouth sometimes it, it's sticking up vertically so he can't see where he's going. He happened to run right to a somewhat dry pile of dog poop I. Don't know if he did it or Kogi did it and I had seen it when we first started playing in normally I'm very good about finishing up the playing area, the playing field before we play but I just thought Oh you know I'm very accurate I'll throw it in. Both dogs they..
"li" Discussed on Rough Translation
"So when these APO is all of a sudden throwing his family connections his connection to his homeland his entire childhood really wear his cultural roots are to the side. I can't help but think to myself. Am I being played like? Is this guy. Just really calm in a situation other people would be freaking out in. Or is he really? I feel bad saying this is. He really aspires face to face meeting and some answers when rough translation returns. We're back with rough translation in our story about the student Lee Bow. Emily was not at all sure where to land on this guy when we talked last summer but the months passed and she kept following the story until a few things happened. I actually got to Taiwan to meet him. You'll have here Yeah Though has been when I met him. He was way shorter than I expected even more durable than expected he definitely seemed younger than I thought. His apartment is in this quiet part of Taipei Taiwan's capital city. He lives on the ground floor with two other roommates. And the first thing you notice when you walk in is the clutter but none of the stuff is his being through. He showed me his bedroom. It is very small so small that he's barely fit a mattress in their. Wh What Is Yours. And what is what was already here. only bought this pillow reading lamp in the months that he's been in Taiwan he's living in close to poverty and he's all alone in this society that hasn't yet accepted him. You know life as always along as far as I can tell He hasn't made close friendships. And in Taiwan and so. I asked him. Aren't you homesick? And he said No. Homesickness is for people who cannot assimilate. It's only when you don't feel like you fit in that you start to miss the things that are familiar. Does he feel like you fitter He he feels like he can fit into Taiwanese society. But he's not optimistic anymore that Taiwan will accept him. This brings us to the second thing that changed in Lee's life. Taiwan was having a presidential election. That election was the reason that emily was in Taiwan. Like every time when he's election feels like Life or death to the time when he's but this year they said it was particularly existential was all taking place as the protests in Hong Kong. We're getting one more intense. Hong Kong wants to sign this bill that can send suspected criminals back to mainland China. Hong people don't agree with that and they start protesting and the same issues that are happening in the Hong Kong protests are not playing out in Taiwan's presidential elections and the question of whether to accept asylum seekers had become a major campaign issue so I asked him. How does the Election Affect Your visa? Shinsei team qualm. That gets me on. What's your situation now with the visa? A similar scene hunter so that he was not very optimistic. He said it really depends on on who wins and the political direction I want to but he keeps saying. I don't have control over the matter. There's nothing I can do about wait and see necessarily when Chin which Dow we've seen Polish on. I keep prodding him because I don't quite believe that he's as calm as he says he. I certainly wouldn't be. What does he think about the fact that a lot of people in Taiwan or calling him a spy and asking you youth highway people are saying really mean things about you maybe even untrue and he responds by saying were in a democratic society? People can say what they want. Y'All in fact I for a lot of people piled onto him he said I'm really sorry. I didn't mean to mislead you about which university I was broadcasting from. And what did he say about his accent? The fact that he does not at all talk like someone from northern China. I asked him about his accent. He said I watch a lot of Tony's movies Korean movies and I picked up these accents from all these different things that I watch C. You can hear 'em you says ridiculous ridiculous that people expect a person to speak with shadow accent. Why why can't they have an accent from a different place which serve Beleza basic understanding of accents are right? I mean you don't usually acquire a different accent from watching foreign movies on TV. Unless I guess if you really don't WanNa live where you are you want. Imagine yourself somewhere else. Yes so I was like when he was growing up and he said that he would always be asking why into Allen reasonable. Why things were the way they were and the thing that he still resents to this day is instead of nurturing as curiosity his parents would always say. Why was he asking so many questions? They were really impatient with him and so I asked him if he was close to his parents and he said a Hindu to those spent a lot of conflict in our relationship. His Dad would always tell him. Why can't you be like everyone else? And then he says well. When I got older I started to think. Why do I have to be like everyone else? Wish American and that's when he says he opened the door to this new world that eventually led him to Taiwan uses. You get made me see his flight to Taiwan in a different light so at first I was using the framework of this is a young Chinese dissident. He wants freedom he feels suppressed in mainland China. So he comes to Taiwan but then I realized he is a young college student who probably has. Parental issues feels constrained by them has big dreams and emissions and in some ways his flight to Taiwan is part of this normal almost universal adolescent Journey to finding oneself to fully come into one's potential and this is the moment when he starts to make more sense to you. Yeah actually growing up. My parents would tell me all the time. Thank God that we emigrated because you would not succeed in China. I mean. Ironically I am in China right now but not under the circumstances of of having gone to school here and working for a Chinese company. Why because you asked Just too many questions he. I don't I mean it's not that I'm disrespectful of authority but it takes a lot of sucking up to do well in China trying to think of examples like there are very liberal independent thinking people I know who will still bowed to social pressure. And they'll make it work in their favor but they still. They still conform so for example. I have at least one gay friend who has gotten a fake marriage with someone of the opposite gender so they can say parents have gotten married when in fact the sham marriage it's a friend of theirs but it's totally platonic defense. They're totally against the political system that governs China. They're against the social values that make people act the way they act. They still feel a connection to Chinese society. Their friends their family. The people that care most about are there and they want to be part of those people's lives. There's a strong cultural association with being trainees. Even if there are parts of that society or that political system that they don't like and the double really struck me as a person who not only disliked the political system but also didn't feel that culturally close to being Chinese like ethnically culturally Chinese and was okay leaving all that behind. Was there any policy? That toilet from fishing hole asked him. You feel like you ran away from you. Abandon them in China policy. Tom And he says no I. I don't think I abandoned them all their own. He said they have their own lives. And from now on I have my own. I mean he is. He is kind of very quintessentially American and like a great gatsby way. He thinks he's a blank slate like he can make himself and to whoever he wants to be and my understanding was that his accent is also part of his project of finding himself that it should be somehow a product of his choice. Not where he grew up but to many Chinese people he would be siennas turning his back on a very intrinsic part of who he is which is that. He's Chinese it. I remember in our first interview last year. You were talking about Chinese millennials. And how silent they are on the subject of politics or as activists and you're wondering whether lease story might signify that. There's a lot more resentment among those people than you knew about What you're describing in lease story is such a special case. Not Maybe in his politics but his psychology. What makes him so different? Might be not how he feels about the president but how he feels about his parents or about his country so knowing that how do you feel now about whether there are millions of more people like him willing to do what he did? I think I think he's pretty unique. I don't think there are a lot of people who do it he did. He was able to let go really easily with very few qualms cheese. We were talking about the impossible traces. He faced either. He was made opportunist trying to create a political opportunity in what she could get asylum in a better country or he was a Chinese spy your to ruined democracy in Taiwan or the. Us Seems Kinda choosen. Its Own goal choosers repeal. Say he was like this is an original sin. It's like a stain on who he wants to be like. He wants the choice of being able to say. I am Chinese or I'm not Chinese. Unfortunately everyone's already decided for him that he is trainees at the end of the day. Some part of him is a little bit Chinese than you realize that. He can't just leave.
"li" Discussed on Take it or Leave it
"Let's open the show with a mom fail moment. We're here because we have all struggled as moms, and anyone who has says that they haven't is lying to your face whole as a li- li- Bagger that they are. So I think it's my turn. Yes. It's been a week. I tell you what. So we were gone. We went out of town because we were at a conference where I was meeting Dutch shepherd. The throw that in there. Okay. And when I got home we hurried to kind of pick up the kids and do all of this stuff. And and so we got home, and I went to turn on my computer and wouldn't turn on. And so then I looked at my husband, and he's like, obviously, you're doing it wrong. So he went to turn it on. And it never turned on a screen came on. That was apparently the MAC screen of death. And I was panicked, and I was super worried. And so we go to pick up the kids and one of the kids starts talking to me. I believe it was girl. And my daughter looked at me, and she's like you've been gone for three days. Can I have a minute of your time ill? And I was like. And I was like I'm sorry. We just we just got back in I apologize. I am listening to you mommy's brain is just thinking about her imac being dead. And she's like, well, I'm in front of you, not your computer. And so she did her best to make me feel like a big pile of donkey do. And so then I took a breath. And I realized that even if everything on the computer is gone and done my kid was sitting here. And so I stopped thinking about it. And it actually made me feel better about the fact that I lost everything because I have no control over it in an I didn't fact lose everything the hard drive died. So that's more of a computer fail moment. Well, it made me fail in the moment of like, I got so wrapped up. But yeah, it was it was it's been a week. And then I realized it's Tuesday. So there's that you've got those two teens man they almond at. Yeah. These kids are they just they just want to watch you cry. You're doing a great job so much for sharing you're not alone. And you're helping others to realize they aren't either. Okay. So today's trending parenting news is brought to you by grove collaborative. What did the big flower say to the little one? I don't know. But I bet it's going to be terrible you really grille and bud. Like like, our friend. Why you're so punny Tiffany? Thank you. What company is America's largest, independent natural product.
"li" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"And you to tell me which was a video game character david which was the actress nee yeah we sleep her before in one of those terminator sequels i remember that name as she's aided by interpol agent charlie nash played by chris klein but they really don't do a whole lot of good in this movie knob issued a lot of guns shout a lot i'm not convinced about hold cop narrative was of just added after they realize it enough of a movie here but we'll get into that mmhmm these adversaries are hitting by sinn at a vulnerable time as he's prepared to receive the white robes which it turns out is a codename for his daughter or is this conscience is this rogue one advice and kills chug li's father who was kept around two google stuff is a glut business man sean li mike your work get in here all this show he's so loud connect is good business man he knows everyone somewhat nine one one can't be a here amid shadow lau do you not to have a bowl of rooms liu sitting there with the internet yes i do no one knows the most important man in the world and he can just gone sean li in inner and jan store bisons basing kill him and as useless bodyguard bow rogge played by michael clark duncan with vice in destroyed jen tried to recruit chung lead a go find a fighter named review but chun leave declines in deciced to just stay home is crazy.
"li" Discussed on PURE ROCK RADIO Originals
"Li lives on the region no two two oh oh.