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Liberian teen becomes hero for finding and returning $50,000
"A teenager in Liberia who found fifty thousand dollars and returned it to its rightful owner is getting praise invitations and threats Emmanuel too low says he was riding his motorcycle taxi on a highway when he spotted a bunch of money wrapped in a plastic bag then the business woman who'd lost the money went on the radio crying he said so he founder and return the money she gave him fifteen hundred dollars in cash and materials Liberia's president invited him for a chat many are praising his honesty but some including some friends say returning the money was dumb but he'll be poor for his whole life and he says he's been threatened I need to protect myself he says too low had to quit school in the seventh grade to run a taxi service with his motorcycle to make money to help his family and he strongly defends his honesty advising others to return anything they may find I'm Rita fall lay
Nigeria Beat Liberia in World Cup Qualifiers
"News down African qualifying for the 2022 World Cup where the Leicester City striker Colecchia Natural scored twice for Nigeria, who kicked off their Group C campaign with a comfortable two nil victory of a Liberia well, Nigeria will be with that natural and other top players for their next game, however. As Cape Verde drew 11 with the Central African Republic is on the UK government's covid red list. It means that anyone entering such a country would need to quarantine for 10 days upon their return to their English Premier League club. The two time African champions Every coast were held to a goalless draw in Mozambique, sides kicking off their in Group D Cameroon had a decisive two nil win over Malawi. Also on Friday, Tunisia went top of Group B, They beat Equatorial Guinea three nil. Zambia defeated Mauritania and in the group G Open in South Africa were held nail nail in Zimbabwe, Ghana beat Ethiopia one
The Man in America Who Did More for African American Slaves Than Anyone Else Was Abraham Lincoln
"The man in America who did more. For the African American slaves. Was Abraham Lincoln. And yet the critical race theory types and the rest said No, No, no. You don't understand. He wanted to send black people back to Liberia. He had different ideas and different thoughts. He becomes president, the United States. There's a civil war and he says We must keep the union together and we must destroy slavery. Frederick Douglass. Was skeptical of Lincoln became a huge Lincoln fan. As my dad wrote in his book. After the second inaugural address. The second shortest inaugural address in American history. And they profoundly brilliant and important speech that Lincoln wrote himself. Think it goes back to the White House. It's raining. The skies opened up when he gave a speech. By the way the sun came out. He goes back to the White House. They have a Sort of an inaugural event going on there. And he sees through the door that there's a little tussle going on. Does this black man is trying to get in to see the President Frederick Douglass. And he tells the equivalent of the secret service back then, the back off he wanted to talk to his friend. Frederick Douglass. It's Frederick Douglass, who Writes about this account. And Lincoln, says the Douglas What did you think? And Frederick Douglass said he could not have been more impressed.
"liberia" Discussed on KSFO-AM
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"liberia" Discussed on Run The Jewelz Show
"Went back to africa and liberia was founded as part of that. So people need to go and see the work of their ancestors. They need to see where the first boat went back on. The depressed of liberia was from virginia and does a lot of different that ties us directly to america. So i think people in america should definitely comes to idea in c- Liberia oil has to offer is a very More than fifty percent of population. Young people salau. Young people are doing things. They're moving is shaking trying to make a living. And you know this by everything that's happened to wash. Its which on the bullock liberia is so resilient people in liberia would tell you the present. Tell you there all right. And if that's one thing i leave with you. Liberia is alright. Will like to say is l. i. B. life is beautiful. So i hope people would definitely come in about also. Low the yeah. That's a great jewel in my final. Is you heard it from. Of course laker make sure you make it a priority to get back to the motherland. No matter how you get there make sure you come back in you. Continue to come back in and tore the whole continent books. Civically starting the west. Because we know that's where a lot of our our native Ancestors were taken from a course you need to make it in west liberia including really quick. Like if it's okay on my clothes out in a quick prayer in ben it's been okay in which you this evening. Look forward to talking to you again. This not the last time. I know i wanna do a live event which you but i thank you for making yourself available being ness. You're in monrovia right. Now thank you. I'm closes out real quick of oughta guy. We just want to thank you for this opportunity to talk to a my distant relatives lake. We thank you for her. Her mission her vision and also her ministry. We've thank you for allowing her to share her true also share her culture on with myself and others that will watch this segment. We thank you for the ability to travel and also the ability to enlighten our minds to know that this world is much bigger than the country of the constant that we live on. And so we just thank you for this time and we give it all to you. Jesus name amen man light. it's getting is you already starting carton. Let's good yeah. Love welcome everyone. this is julian king jews here. We would espresso. Wilson of special guests snails out of monrovia. Liberia go on next week. For months and hitting up liberia in west africa are coming due on the motherland especially west over insist while i'm also able to learn so much about knowing..
"liberia" Discussed on Run The Jewelz Show
"Internet card on your phone you to use it forever time when that money runs out there you re up so definitely dangle that will be a friend and other other platforms. Deaths that we're speaking on. If they'll be jeffrey Actually make phone calls. So i usually use west house. My friends space for the incident in in monrovia. You should be definite fine. I know grand bassa definitely have a lot of towel so you have different cell phones you can get a little foam load tiny small up version All this kind of stuff. If you just want only vocal mutation in you not big on all the fancy stuff. You don't really care die. You just wanna be wrestling culture. I'm saying you can get a little spoon. Maybe about ten or fifteen dollars there and you'll be fine if you wanna use your your iphone based on the internet. You know you can pay for internet from five dollars. Ten dollars is it depends on your usage. And what you're going to be using it or and definitely of you're downloading music or videos runs out easy. Just stop all other things. You should be fine for me. I used to get the twenty dollar car in lasted like Like the whole month where my internet. 'cause i only use west time talked to my friends. You're in one movie. I want as long as you get there at the end or i mean is a very small enforced. You'll see a lot of people descending. Cell phones own cards. They're right there. If that's what you want reddaway wanna get internet. Wait until you someone over here you could bring your is soon to the store in could putting because they use on. The sim card also. Didn't those switch out. Your sim card. So whatever you want and you can use it from there. Moving on us good to know and i know they did tell us. We'll have wifi at the The base that we're staying at. I'm not sure where the bases outside of the village in river says but this last question before we allow you to give your final jewel of wisdom for those that are watching light when it comes to the music scene. I'm always interested in hearing from all different. African nations like what what. Music is hot right now in liberia for the younger generation. Might millennials are agent below What are they playing from. Us music whether it's hip hop or all the way to traditional african afrobeat like what's happening or what's being played in your right now. so i said before i began they have broken. English is called colloquial. So i think with what we've combined the millennials now if combined i'm that that could hip source got hip co They have A lot of stars as as some of them bucky raw is one of my favorite rappers right now easily. He wraps us in his tribal guilit. Riots in an english wraps so is a hip hop or will ibm swiss A lot of the young people. Another one's see i see He causing some i think credible in charge so obviously. But if you look up you to e bulky ross cic kissy w stunner eleven like grand music was signed Aren't be and just recently allowed. Collaboration with afro beats as you know from nigeria and ghana. So they've been singing. Artists have just recently started getting invited to some of these. I'm big cities that legalized in other cases. And they have music with people. Like john and devito was just in novia recently and whiz kid so i think a lot of collaborations among ghana liberia nigeria of his country. So i think that's what's hot right now. in liberia. A lot of young people friendly embracing hip hop ankarlo. Quite a lot of aren beef up with the librarian. twist to it so stunner somewhat baby. Oh baby oh i love your is lebron song bu- somewhat would grant. I'm accident so yeah definitely double. Check them out on youtube. You can just put brand music all these people come up in definitely are listening to him before you go and you see ramzi little kids and the younger generation. They loved them a good time. Yes monday to friday. Monday or tuesday of every week is a good time. Doesn't matter as long as you have a radio you put on the sidewalk. People already party doesn't matter so love it. I love it yeah. I'm i'm very interested in coming on there to hear the music. That's that's coming out barry. Instead i'm definitely type in youtube with some local artists a popular right now so i can familiarize myself fried though there in just in closing. I'm not gonna go. I know it's been has been all over our time but we always do for this run the jews interview series with of course Game changes like yourself. We always allowed the person being interviewed on to leave like a final jewel of wisdom that you would want audience to know and when it comes to your native country liberia in west africa. What would be a final jewell of wisdom that you would tell some someone like myself. Who's in american of by native of birth in coming to your native country. What what type of junji leave for us. I think i'll speak in general just for the entire continent and on alphabets a lot more than what you see on tv. Educate yourself get to know people in places outside of the ones that you have fed on your lows small screen of I need people get on a plane and just do it. Just go just go to africa experience late in africa at least once in a lifetime. Do not just be. Stereotypical dam only going for safari. I'm going for charity. I'm going for this. You should visit. You should take it all in all of ever. Everybody deserves the entire world to come in. See experience what we've learned what we've seen in what lived also specifically people of african descent all black americans african americans people were freed from america went to africa. Said i can't because they decided. I can't live in america after being enslaved again. Live in the land of people who didn't even consider me.
"liberia" Discussed on Run The Jewelz Show
"So you wanna stick with the now you allow to bits. Two cases i believe is fifty pounds. You wanna make sure. Is that fifty pounds. Twenty three kilos. Make sure that is what you get you way of thing before yesterday airport. You don't want any hassle that and just be comfortable for the long play if you will 'cause you already have you had if you have to stay in the airports trying to walk around as much as you can't because when you get on that long flight you'll be sitting for a long time. So now he gets the epa his city waiting for your flight walk around some shopping. Whatever you have to do. The airport in brussels is huge guests on belgian chocolate. Whatever you need to do and then get on the flight. Because he even dan. Will you leave for brussels. I think you're going to ghana before you get osorio before he gets. So that's always stop before then and you wanna make sure you are well hydrated as a because a lot of times. People are expected to find people sleeping. Allow times lights off a you sleeping so bring your own little water if you need to or just a bottle and then when people go around get your water out. Say don't be like other. People who are always. Africa is finds has raised some bug spray. Take oil vaccines. I've seen people get really thick and it's not a pretty thing to be out of the game six get vaccines. They need Anyone but you wanna make sure your health is important so you can enjoy the trip. So don't say i'm not gonna take if you're on the mets that you need to take. I think malaria medicine. Before you go and do elliot stuff in. Get there and have a good time. But i'll say for me personally. My very first. i'm going back liberia. Ten years of the things. I'm the i'm right there. I'm not taking malaria pills. I'm not gonna do that. I was not very smart of me adult. Because when i got hot on it is no joke. It is nothing. They is the worst. I just one we should on anybody. They wanna do that I don't know where you're gonna be staying or who you're going to be staying with our deficit you don't want to Talk to people. I see people as different attorney. Be to just talk to people be just anywhere else. This week english you speak english we great. It's not like you're going to agricole's you need a translator so I say humble as humble as you can just make connections doesn't pointing to be conditional people you will see. Generally people are nice. They want to get to know. Florida's not china seal anything or anything. They don't respect space. That's one thing. Boundaries is not a thing so it touch things out hoodie on you say oh this is nice touch they wanna see is not necessarily always beck space in the us. Now adjust people touch if they like my hair straight up. I like it and i'm like okay. I'm yeah had to get used to that. So i think that's some some cultural things that people need to get used to will definitely allow people. Parents are very loud. you hear them. From across zero was big religious. People would talk about god in every little thing. Those god bless you thank you. Jesus knows it so if you are yes or you are not religious. Liberia might freak you out a little bit because a stretch on every corner. We love our god in. Jesus we talk about that a lot. So that's something you'll get used to Definitely what else. They're very afraid of rain on. This rainy is complex. People not walking outside in the rain day green. I don't know why it only rain so it was raining. People tend to you know. stay away. Stay in the house in suffolk. What else can share. I'm trying to think for people who just go inside there. I think everything is intriguing. Because i is a you know his new. It is considered third world country developing nation. So lot in something that you might have for granted like a beats headphones. Anything that might seem like trendy new or is nothing big over here might be a big thing for for people especially if you go into areas gets together around. They wanna see things. Things like laptop. I'm project a movies. Whatever you know they will come around they wanna see that but the have good intention trusting the artist good people just want to do good and narratives that four people are happy outing people wake up saying i'm happy for. They're just satisfied with the situation that they find themselves in embiid. Just you know trying to live their best life just like anybody else would so yeah absolutely not some great stuff says again are those that are watching. You're getting all the travel hacks getting all the cultural finds that you need to look out when you go to lobby area and then even Two last quick things as you make a whiff with being in the big city. Monrovia how do you communicate with people that are in in the states are out of the country. the use. what's app like. Is there on allergy with wi fi in the city. Like what's the technology of communication set. When you're in. Algeria versus talking a lot lot of communication will be on pay as you go sorta thing so you pay for it so if you for example ten dollars.
"liberia" Discussed on Run The Jewelz Show
"I think it is important. Is key that you know you talk about you. Know someone who stone as you've seen that work they go back and forth in you know this these people that you trust your destiny gonna go because acting the opportunity like you said it is once in a lifetime to go and serve especially serve in africa but that price side. If you're investing that much money outside people you've gotta have get everything out of it that expands your child. Because i don't know anybody going to africa for less than a thousand dollars anywhere and end. The trip is very long as you know so once you get there it better be worth the i promise you i i know From the bottom line. There's no other continent that. I i've been i've been to above five continents in africa continues to be one of my favorite as much as it takes forever to get there every single time i get there i know within my heart that i'm i'm home absolutely and talk and talk a little bit about that before we get ready to wind down because i know you got you got a whole evening of things. I'm sure hey but with the travel. The travel piece. I know we're taking the route from atlanta to think newark new jersey. Inane were going straights When say it's brussels As pit stop before we go down ready. Yes i think that's the route that we're going but Whatever like some travel hacks and she'd been there done debt you gone back and forth from Liberians in other parts of the world winter. Some things that you can tell me or others. That will be traveling a soon to africa that you do to. Whether it's prep for the plane trajan the layovers. What type of snack should be packed with type. Things we look out for in the in the The airports that will be having layovers that with some travel hacks self me. I usually plan on my shift so as long enough. So i have that over you talk about because Twenty fourteen have been direct slight to librarian so they used to be a flight from. Atlanta delta had play from atlanta straight into Crime denser librarian so that was a very long one but that was the one stop from america to africa. And that i. I used to Pack all the snacks. All this stuff you saying. But now i usually spread it out so that brussels trip out make sure have about more than six or seven hours. was actually need the airport going to brussels or if i go air france you know get down or paris do things simple as british airways usually all these big These planes. I usually take a long over so i can have some time into the city. You know travel is not that long because from atlanta away big cities from here there will be about eight or nine hours. That's a long trip and then you get to. Brussels hewlett arm waiting for another hour to get an another plane. And you're going to another eight hours. So that's that's a very long trip to me personally. I bring every a little bit of everything that. I'm not bored so i bring a book. I have a lot of movies. A lot of music with me and snaps. But i don't know if long sleeper enel france that you know the sleep breast get on. They just picked. That did not out in wake up. Eat it keep going is also international flights this wine and alcohol people. You know you just you drink you pass out if you wake up. If you're one of those people who or maybe your legs you get a lot out there. Comfort is important for long distances. Me anything over two or three hours. I'm not trying to be cute. I'm not trying to do all of that stuff that you you just like. You have your nice slacks or jeans. Just relax the good thing is clear traveling from here and get into after once you get there once that eat hits you wanna know like you know you don't need to be all you know completely covered of the hats packed that you don't use the overpass. They have a lot of everything here. Whatever you hear. They'll have their people going to africa. I mean i understand. You wanna bring your first aid kit and you wanna bring this invokes spray and that and all the stuff do all that stuff especially for you. Who's going to the area. I'm the. I'm doing yellow fever. Vaccine other other vaccination. Make sure you get everything that you need to get. Sure you get your malaria pills and everything else. Because it's a rural area. Should something happen. You got sick. You have to come all about someone movie i saw you know. Make sure you have all of of a you need to pack the regular travel things that is recommended for people who are going to the city and other places. Don't over acting say you know you can buy. I've seen people everything from tax makeup wipes or you can have you get everything. You need debts already late. You don't want to pack your expensive supersonic cameras and all those things because isn't is africa is a long trip sometimes. Your bag might not get there the time you want. It might be a delay in all that stuff. You don't wanna be putting into situations. I usually for me. My they have at least one or two outfits or just in case you get there. You said oh. Your bag is still in brussels. You have three days. You don't want to have this same outfit on all the time. So i always ahead. That's one. I don't cut unnecessary things that i can get in liberia. I know you've never been so. Just ask the people who are dead people who you know you're talking to that you're gonna visit or you want to do is say. Hey do i have to bring batteries. You don't need to be extra batteries for something because you can buy batteries there. So the as you noted international flights. You're going to be charged. Her weight yard is overweight. Asking people to three hundred dollars the yes.
"liberia" Discussed on Run The Jewelz Show
"Hours drive so like you said you might not have the time because it's a different areas. You do have a commercial flight that go but it might not be doing time. Dry season wishes now. So i have to only two seasons six of six of rain and when his reign is not every day raining like it would be as cold over here is usually a heavy downpour. We then stop the six months of dry season which is now is going to go from november to april. That's going to be you know the time for you to do all of this stuff that i'm telling you. Oh you're in the city. You definitely want to ride a check care as those they get. Cat is the little yellow took to that. They have in thailand and other faces. And that gives you the opportunity to actually see the city way you want to unless you don't wanna be in a car and not seen everything so that that little thing is your opportunity to see everything and just you know interact locals. Talk to people who have a Another place you definitely want to go is on tides. So there's this place is just on the water over. Looks the slums and i. I like to tell people this because a gives you a unique perspective. When you're up there is almost like you get to see the real iberia that you wanna say. If you're a foreigner you go to all these nice hotels and other places you know. Go to the pool from up there. You get to see The whole coastline will actually get to see one of the biggest slump in liberia. Where all the movies that come. Libere everything that people always the goods in the poverty. Everything any you have time. I would definitely sequel visit and see people. These are real people realize you know out there time if life and is definitely you know under awakening for people in for granted privileges that we have here in west. So that's another place tides. The bar is in on what side you definitely is. Anyway you want to go to a very big market. So like they're going to be what the side market over and it has other fabrics. You wanna bring back so people on the bees in everything that you wanna and one thing you know about africa is had lane you get to the market because something is to be five you have to say no. I have twenty then to say okay. Give me twenty one. So you don't have to go back and for you never wanna just vice something right there. You always on and my favorite part about it. Is you know people just medium for the first time they wanna help you out in at the same time trying to make a living that negotiation for me look mercedes in the market absolutely and i'm definitely looking to buy a ton of fabric in jewellery to bring back lease do gotta gotta support as you said the local artisans in in the marketplace and so of course when it comes to the culture speak speak a little bit like about how the culture of lobby area is a separate from some of the other Western african nations like how islam derya completely like separate of you being the sent say from another country like on a national year of nanto by differences ivory coast. Like what what. What is liberia designate itself separate from other countries. So i think i think for us. We have a unique opportunity or on site perspective when it comes to call because like i said we're not funded by We were founded by freed slaves. And we're not call nice so we don't like agricole's neighbor agricole's are sterile. Union was with the british. We don't have that culture to say this you know we were under colonial rule. Look for us we. We are much more westernized so to speak. So that's why. I think it's so much easier for any emerging on anybody on the west wants to visit west africa. First place would be very precise reason because a lot of things that similar things will be liberia. Unique is because we have different tribes and different so if you went to ghana for example and use three. It's easy to get along you. Kumasi accra everything across the board you can. You can see similar people. But i've area you cross you'll get river says Bassa us away. You are going to be bossa. You're gonna hear that. But you know this. English over in his broken english colonel jamaican Hours qlo-quote so to speak really broken english instead of something. Like for example. Hello how you doing. We're not going to say all of that. Just gonna be doing so the how are you are. My name is which is sunset money like is the everything is shorter. They shortened their words in the adam slang. A lot of times. Speak really really fast. The most times when i'm talking people would say is it english. Are you really speak in english. And so i think that's unique. Perspective is something that's very hard to imitate because we wanna be westernized or we try to act westernized by the same time. We still have that the accident our slang that we add to thinks. That's one like you want your notice. Grand culture is that we catered to foreigners more than other countries. So when you get there you see a lot of lebanese. A lotta chinese just like a lot of places in africa on indians. Ucla how different people immediately wants to recognize that. You're not because you're black man. you're in liberia. So maybe walking around before saying anything owner. He's like grandpa as soon as you talk any realize they have much nicer. They're much kind hearts you the open their lommel open librarians will stay in the master bedroom and independent of the house won't stay on the floor. Yeah so they are. They're very that campus when it comes to them and i think that's something ira native librarian with a lot a lot of times because i think in the past would use that and give nowhere a lot more of what our resources to to other people instead of preserving them in keeping our rich history and culture but it is unique. Unc across the board different culture is almost like being like there is being four or five different countries outside because the people in low fire completely different. I worked in harper maryland county. That's where the group of people are. And the will people have a whole bunch of different Food if you save khambatta we know what tribe. Let's that food. If you said cassava leaves we know what try eat that so we have. We know different people by the food. They eat by retreive this week. So i think for me. It's just a immersion of different culture. Different tribes that bring us onto the capital city is mostly western. Is okay now that some great some great information especially for myself and others who are going to different countries in in the west. But also because i know you travel quite a bit. You traveled to the states. Of course i'm track to a little bit on your eyes and seeing some of your destinations on just from your perspectives. Like why why do you think a.
1,600 vaccinated in Guinea
"More than sixteen hundred people have received ebola virus vaccinations in guinea where four have died in a new outbreak but more life saving jobs are needed to contain it the u. n. health agency has said to date eighteen. Ebola cases have been reported in the west african nation. Fourteen confirmed and four deaths according to the world health organization. Who only thirty thousand ebola. Vaccines are available out of a global stock of half a million a ring. Vaccination strategy has been employed to inhibit these spread of disease by vaccinating. Only those most likely to be infected but there are concerns that if ebola spreads outside guinea which shares a border with six other countries. they're only limited stocks of vaccines to respond his doctor. Ibrahima four assistant director general of. Who's emergency response. Unit millions that you're letting the context of cases the context of context context so this saturday. You are able to control the stables outbreak but in the future really more sis guineas last. Ebola outbreak started in two thousand fourteen and quickly spread to liberia sierra leone. It was the deadliest ebola outbreak since the virus was first detected in nineteen seventy six with twenty eight thousand cases and eleven thousand deaths
New Ebola Outbreak Declared in Guinea
"The un world health organization. Who thursday that. There's a very high risk of the ebola virus spreading in guinea after. An outbreak was announced last sunday in an update. Whol said that its concern was based on the unknown size duration and origin of the outbreak. It has led to five deaths so far in the southern region of missouri corey which borders sierra leone liberia and cote d'ivoire the first confirmed victim was a nurse from rural health center. He was initially diagnosed with typhoid and malaria. While her known contacts include a traditional healer and their family are potentially a large number of others and limited capacity to respond cautioned the agency guinea was one of the three most affected countries in the two thousand fourteen to two thousand sixteen west africa ebola outbreak which was the largest since the virus was first discovered in nineteen seventy six
A Big Dose Of Perspective With Jack Kornfield
"Jack. Great to see you and thank you for coming Great pleasure thank you. Dan also for having me. It's time when we. I think we need to all come together and use our best wisdom and understanding of how to navigate. I completely agree and so let me. Just start with your mind. What are you doing to stay even in your own mind. Of course i meditate some but more importantly arrested in place that has a lot of spaciousness in it and a kind of trust. I'm old enough at age. Seventy five to have seen revolutions. Common go and difficulties arise in pass. Have and i also see that. There's i guess it was martin. Luther king talked about the moral arc of the universe being long but advance toward justice. I see that there's ways that systems also regulate themselves so whether it's the pandemic that we are in the throes of that is really causing enormous amount of suffering and loss whether it's the political disruptions in the capital and otherwise were just the calls for racial and economic justice that we needed for so long. I feel we're in a evolutionary process with its fits and starts. And i think about people like one gary mata who won the nobel prize for the greenbelt in east africa. She started by planning one to ten. Twenty fifty trees got other people to do. It eventually was thrown in prison on. I think that's a requirement for nobel peace laureates mostly And ended up planning fifty one million trees in changing a lot of the face to be africa or or or ellen sirleaf in manga bowie also nobel prize winners who said their country. Liberia used to be known for its child. Soldiers in had these terrible civil wars and now it's known for its women leaders and so there is some way in which just as the green sprouts come up through the cement in the sidewalk. There's something about life in. it's also the human heart that wants to renew itself. And so i rest back in kind and loving awareness to say yes. Let me turn my gaze away from the from the needs suffering the things to respond but also to hold it in a much bigger context justice. I agree that universe in the world is breathing. And that's how i keep my mind on a good day not the mean. There are bad days a bad moments but mostly my heart is pretty peaceful but you know there are things. I get a call from my daughter. Dad you know. This terrible thing is happening. At the nonprofit she runs for getting asylum for all people whose lives are endangered. What do i do our calls from dear friends. Oh my family has covid. So i'm deeply touched by these things and responding. Sometimes they really affect me. And i can feel the pain of it. You know or give worried but with all of that. There's a rounded a field of loving awareness of spaciousness entrust. That gives a much bigger picture and there. I'm just going on back away trying to answer your question and also spread out a little bit. When i was a monk training in the forest monasteries in southeast asia as a buddhist monk the main forest temple i lived was in a province adjoining. Both laos in cambodia was during the war in vietnam and laos cambodia. So we would see fighter jets going overhead and bombers and you know in some of the branch monasteries you could even see flashes from the from the bombs and people would come visit us. I had friends who were working in. Vietnam laos people that i knew as i had been working on medical teams in that ray calm river valley saying what are you doing sitting on your you know. There's a war to stop. There's things we need to do and my teacher would say. This is the place where we stop the war.
Decades Later, Liberian Warlord Faces War Crimes Trial in Switzerland
"Former Liberian commander was a rebel has appeared in a Swiss court charged with war crimes 45 year old Elliot Kaze a fought against Liberia's leader, Charles Taylor, in a civil conflict notorious for its savagery. With that conflict ended. He fled to Switzerland, where he was arrested in 2014, after a civil rights group presented the Swiss attorney general with evidence of his involvement in war crimes. He denies the charges and will give evidence to the court next
Uncommon Grit, with a Navy Seal Photographer
"Hey welcome back to another episode of this week photo on your host. Frederik van johnson. This is going to be an interesting interview as many of you know i'm a. Us air force veteran eight years. But nothing that i ever did in the air force and i was a combat photojournalist in the air force. But nothing that i ever did in the air force comes close to my guest. Today has done in the navy as a navy seal. We're going to talk about that. We're connected on many levels. He's like my brother now. You're my big brother. So we're we're gonna talk about photography. We're gonna talk about his experiences being a photographer being a navy seal photographer and getting some of the shots did some of us just dream about getting. We're also gonna talk about this thing right here uncommon grit so. This is a book that he just published. That has a bunch of the photos that he took on that journey throughout the years. We're going to talk about all that all it's coming up right now be was going on man how you doing good man. Thanks for having me appreciate it. You know it's like you know we work with the air force again. Yes exactly so. I tell you what you'd be going. Air force base is awesome and those guys we were talking about earlier. It's like all we do is we're on deployment. Also we wanted that. Damn cheese tortellini. Mr and then you go there or face and go and do donna facility and they got damn pop tarts got doughnuts breakfast sandwiches and mike. Wow we chose the wrong service. look us. life was hard for us back then. It's like god damn you guys ever get the steak exactly right. I don't understand it. Medium rare knitted always medium. I don't understand. I know like we show up. We're like hey what can we get for this really cool navy seal dive knife like wow a semi two inch plasma screen okay. Sold as greasy work work with air force the. Pj's fantastic and those their you know what they did there Just phenomenal people. So you know it was. Yeah it s great to scrape to her. She wanted to work with you on the other side with photography which is really and here. We are right. Who knew who i keep. This book is part of my permanent collection. Now so thanks again presented over amazing. So let's let's talk about first. Let's before we dive into the book piece of this. Give give give us kind of the overview of your journey from you know not knowing anything about photography publishing an amazing book like dream that you know i. It's it's really very very very unique. Journey is just the it started with Graduated seal training and ninety six class to await from there. It went to silting to Did a bunch of deployments was silting created. Seal team ten. So that shifted me over silty mate but there were talking about like liberia. Were afghanistan iraq. So it was like four. Five combat deployments before i got a break and when i got a break that's in the navy airforce auto the air force's rotation but the navy break is five and two so it's five years deploying two years at a advanced training command. Get your senses back together train and then get back out there For me it was ten years. But when i got out there i got sent out to military freefall school in arizona and it's joint commands. Were there with like army navy with that. You know that's where my journey began this two thousand and seven and you know actually even be out there teaching free like ours. I was already a navy seal for ten years. I had to be a basic wall. Which is your static. Line basic military freefall called basic static. Line jump master military freefall jump master and then when i got out there ended up being a military freefall instructor military. Freefall instructor examiner And so An accelerated freefall Accelerated freefall coach excessive rainfall instructor essen. Tna select basic all the calls for air and then a everything. Now you're jumping out of a c. One thirty at sixteen thousand feet with With new operators never jump before and you tap on the show them the jump out and my job was just hang with them and just with the mix. You don't screw up getting getting back straight whatever they need to do and make sure they poll and and go from there and then i I started doing video because video. And what you're gonna learn at military freefall because you can't see what you're doing because you're you're free some students are all over the place you know and so do the video but one morning It was really really early. I don't know what. I think we're trying to beat some weather pattern. That was coming in and we were like literally. The ramp is open on like like probably five. Am just as the sun is like creeping up and the whole desert was just like beautiful reds yellows oranges and i was like man. I should Somebody should take a picture of this is really cool and then i'm like oh i guess i should figure that out you know are and so. That's soy started. Just google unlike the went to dr google photography you know and then that started my journey and the number you know it just you learn and then i go to barnes and noble. As a matter of fact. I went to barnes and noble at my old seal team to dive log from my last a combat dives that i did and i went all the way to the back. Full of the paged. I put my semi kids over to the kids section. You know when. I sat there like digital photography. Open up books going. Wow this is this is going to be interesting. And then i take notes and put the book back. You know. i'm that guy. Sorry i'm the guy. I would well at that time. He knows i'm in the military. I had three kids. You know with that. You're obviously for me that my life is unhappily married so to me it was. I was broke and i can feel the book. Twenty five bucks. I'm like well. I gotta take my kids to you know to the movies so i'm like i'd so it's anyway long story short right down. That's what i did.
These doctors got COVID-19, now they're suffering the serious, mysterious symptoms of 'long COVID'
"Hi It's Natasha. Mitchell with science friction. I'll be the first admit that as a GP price all of I was pretty skeptical of things. I certainly had sympathy for for conditions like FIBROMYALGIA. But I didn't have the empathy that I have now. I didn't understand it I. Really didn't get it. And Gosh if I could go back and speak to myself as a GP prior to all of this, I know that I would have been much better doctor then and I will hopefully be a much stop to now. As Corona virus cases explode again in the you kind across Europe today three doctors from the UK share confronting personal experiences of what's being called long covert. I have seen too many cases on nine of people not being heard not being Nessin to. That symptoms and their concerns not being validated. I've seen heartbreaking stories of people just being dismissed of seeing heartbreaking stories of people losing their jobs. And I am very lucky that I have a platform where I can speak up and try and get long covert recognizes melnace. The term long covert is being used to describe a whole cluster of symptoms and afflictions many extremely disturbing and disabling that lingering on some people after they've been infected with the SARS Cov to virus thousands across the world are now finding solidarity on social media and in virtual support groups that are popping up and long covert. To not discriminate healthy people young people, people who apparently had a mild case of covid nineteen. And every system in their bodies can be affected up until the last a week or two. The concept of long caved has been dismissed by quite a lot of people even in the medical sphere many my colleagues have been unwell since March and have really struggled to get any kind of medical inputs until the last couple of months those weren't hospitalized with the illness would just sort of left to get on with it. It's the classic thing a suspect. It might even be a bloke thing do not for long enough it will go away. Yeah. Diminish it ignore it hope it's not their. Own I another thing to worry about uh, suspect always going through people's minds and that will include medics politicians policies such as civil servants, everybody. But they will be left with the long term consequences and in terms of the total health burden that will weigh exceed whatever acute covid to us by the time of comes on. So we facing another pandemic this one silent confusing and hard to diagnose knows a pandemic of long coverted. I'm Dr Amy Small I'm thirty nine and I'm Jay P in Lothian in Scotland a gorgeous part of the world in the Scottish lowlands and before the pandemic Dr smalls life was a when I think back it was busy and chaotic and getting up at six thirty every morning and out house by seventh day and yet as a family, we were very active and very busy but it work back in February and March. I'm in colleagues were on high alert the sense of impending doom that we felt on those first few weeks moore seeing reports of huge numbers of people dying in. Italy. In just thinking gosh you know. Is that coming away at it was just really really scary I'm Dr Natalie Mcdermott I'm an academic clinical electra at King's College London and she specializes in Pediatric Infectious Diseases Dr McDermott is no stranger to deadly infections Ebola cholera now coronavirus she's been on the front line of the Mall I was working in Liberia in in the capital Monrovia in July twenty fourteen as as cases of started spread very rapidly our more queseda flowing because we had so many dead bodies but we didn't have sevices coming to pick them up so the burial teams weren't Well. They were trying their best, but they were limited as well at during that time two of my colleagues one of whom was on medical director for treatment facility they became infected with. I saw a space about thirty percent of my patients that died in those first few weeks. I was in Liberia that he percent of them were health coworkers what Natalie witnessed firsthand was hellish but going is her as a doctor she went on to do a PhD, investigating the genetics of asa sipped ability to a bowl avars disease. And when Covid nineteen heat I was working in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital. When we started to see a surge of cases of what we now who multi-system inflammatory syndrome children previously healthy children started falling very ill they come in generally unwell but looking okay and then within a few hours sometimes but maybe you set me within twenty four hours. Many of them would suddenly drop their blood pressure and they and become very touchy. It said it heart rate would become very fast at that stage it was thought children were only mildly affected by. Covid nineteen and on the whole, it seems they are but the Natalie and colleagues found all lot of them did test positive in terms of the throat swaps full cave nineteen they tested positive for antibodies to cave in nineteen either actually at the beginning of that onus or at some point Jerry net illness doctrine failing on consulting genetic pathologists to Saint Mark's hospital in Harrow in London and Sinn. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin Ireland in filing is a practicing doctor and later in the genetics of bail and related cancers collaborating with colleagues around the world including here in Australia. At the beginning of the pandemic back in March whiles looked pretty safe or think. To identify, cases in Wales. H. One about forty kilometers outside of me. So eastern West. So you get the impression whereas almost none of it about. So the odds of you catching, it must be next to nothing.
A$AP Ferg Interview
"Plain Jane. Is a monster song. Thank you and I wanna hear about writing it making it is multiple take. So you punching in You know and it's an interesting vibe to it because you talk about family talk about pain and trauma but you also talk about hanging out having fun a lot of in the choruses. Crazy. Thank you. I love the fact that you broke down everything I talked about because I feel like playing Jane. People love it. I don't know if everybody knows why they love it all like if they can pull out those parts, the trauma, the the cookouts that you that we used to have to dodge gunshots and You. Know me going allow barrier for the first time and come back and feeling like I had to do more from our community Irma's link official village in our Beria that came from me spend like one hundred thousand dollars on a chain with Ben Abimbola and then going to. Liberia Sei starving kids is out there announced I came back. I wanted to give all my jury away and I was like man like a link can literally feed village area and I'll give some money to them. I was gone out there to put uniforms on kids 'cause out there like they can't. Go to school without uniforms. So going out there and put uniforms on the kids. was with. This. Brand, called uniform okay. Chit Liberty. Is My partner's name that he started his brand because when the Ebola outbreak happened out there in Liberia a lot of people were scared the by product out there. So he had a lot of materials and things like that. So he brought a factory a All of these women that an average jobs and things like that. To make uniforms out of these materials and he will use autism has influences and and just influence period to collaborate with to sell clothing. And partner. Rela. Bloomingdale's so that's what. I did I basically partnered up with him and Bloomingdales to make a line with some material. I designed a line with trap Lord and uniform. We sold it. The money went towards putting some of the money went towards putting the uniform on kids. Wow. Yeah. I WANNA talk about design because I know you're into that to like. Talk about making this record. So Plain Jane did was the beat I wrote in the studio or so I'll listen to juicy j slob on my knob like on on a cop I was in La and me and my uncle was just listening to the radio and it just came on and I'm like Yo this song is amazing like it hit me is like I had a perfectly like. Nobody did this song over? And I'm like, why doesn't this happen in the song? Check me and everybody screams I mean the whole song is like a hook. Really off bridge is sold sticky is to start with the hook instead of a lot of people start with verse and into it. But when you start with it, that's the beyonce's loves to do that right but the song don't even have a hook. It just really does suck a NIGGA. dickerson. So that comes one time and then it's like back into the verse but I don't have enough. That's really a hook and juicy J. that's his first song. That, he put out a rope. Like, which is intriguing to me because that's a huge song. So Our Rights at a soon as I got to the hotel stuck in traffic. I. Had this idea GIS Brewing, in my head. To write to the Slough Manabi. And then I was like man I gotTa, make this shit new I gotta make it feel like young the young people got to own it. They gotta be anthem for the young people and I gotta say something I had so much to say on his record because I just came back from Africa I've been traveling the world and. I'm always got the New York state of mind but I'm like everywhere. I was like Yo and I wanted to get an underdog to going to be Saga Kirk night. Okay. Yeah. To Do to be over like elbow, I got a Bangor for us to do kirk is like. He's amazing like he's amazing I I can't think of anything else like genius. And I, feel like he doesn't get enough credit on people don't even know taking can goal with his music as musicality. So when I approached him I knew he will bring me different sonics in different sounds but also understanding bpm how important Edelweiss Susannah trump's and everything like that. And I the verge down and. I recorded the whole thing I didn't even put that for the. Recorded the whole thing on my apple on my computer. My laptop in a hotel. No the. Studio. Okay. The whole process of Mea Kirk working on it
Going old Turkey: a regional power spreads
"A decade ago, Turkey's Foreign Minister Audit of Attalou used to boast his country was on good terms with everyone police fantasia want. less confrontation, less tense attitude. Especially, in the region, he spoke at the Council on foreign, relations with the will of the principal. In. Two thousand three. Zero problems with our neighbors. And the made a huge progress. All, that now seems a distant memory Turkey is growing its international influence and not always with a light touch. The country has been backing Libya's government in its civil war. Last month. The Turkish Defence Minister landed in Libya to inspect his troops and opposition warlord warned them to get out or else. Turkey prompted an angry statement from Egypt last week by allegedly planning gas exploration and Egyptian waters. And yesterday Turkish officials railed against an American company for its dealings with ethnic Kurds in neighboring Syria. That Turkey believes to be terrorists. To some, all this adventurism is reminiscent of past chapter of the country's history when the Ottoman Empire ruled all of Syria and far beyond. Turkey, has been playing an especially prominent role in Syria since protests spread into a full blown civil war. Turkey has really become a meshed in Syria since the start of the our spring, the uprisings that took place in two thousand eleven across the Middle East it back. The Islamist. Movements that initially took to the streets and then took up arms. Nicholas Pelham is our Middle East correspondent. But as those fighters were false back towards its border, it's really stepped into try and protect its southern border, stop any more refugees coming into the country and to provide some sort of safe zone for the proteges, and it's also very nervous about the current state law that emotion the northeast of the country. It feels very threatened by the emergence of Kurdish power on the southern borders, and is it reasonable for Turkey to think that those Kurdish forces are really a threat historic? The have been links between the PK, the cuts down Workers Party, which has been waging a thirty five year a war for. Autonomy and separatism inside Turkey. Many of those fighters did flee sought refuge in Iraq and in Syria, and so Turkey is worried about what it sees very much kind of PKK influenced state emerging on its southern borders. So this year it's been launching pretty heavy attacks inside Iraq, it's been sending tanks across the border. It's established positions inside northern Iraq. It's been carrying out drone bombardments, such two hundred kilometers from its border in Saint, John More, Kurds all the way along its southern border inside Syria inside. Iraq see a new Turkish assault, which is pushing deep into their territory and not just unsettling. Kurdish aspirations for sovereignty in Iraq and Syria, and this is also unnerving Arab leaders as well. Who Turkey pushing deep into territory, which was part of the Turkish Republic predecessor. The Ottoman Empire, which ruled the Middle East centuries until its dissolution about a century ago, which is to say that Turkey is expanding its influence is doing this adventurism beyond Iraq and Syria all over the Middle East of the moment. There's a this year has seen the new intervention of the Turkish, Army. Libya. They came to the rescue of the besieged government of National Accord. In Tripoli, which has been fighting a civil war against a renegade general. Khalifa. After Turkish forces established at base on the borders of Tunisia, we're seeing it's frigates make a bid for control of looking coastline and even ward off French frigates. We're really seeing a substantive increase in Turkish. Power across the Middle East and it's not just happening in Liberia. It's happening in Gaza, which is an ally of Turkey. Turkish forces there have tried to help. Cut Break Its blockade by Saudi Arabia they're. A. Few hundred to a few thousand Turkish forces that are they're wasting more Turkish interested in Yemen civil war. We're seeing interest in a Sudanese port and actually Turkey's largest overseas basis in the point of Africa. So really this is a massive increase in Turkey spread across the middle, East and do you believe that the the the Ottoman history plays into that as a return to former glories? In some way? It's very much the in the rhetoric certainly saw Mr. Osman tropes at the at the height of the Arab spring wanted to appear to be the leader of the Muslim world. He was promoting his version of governance across the region hoping to clone the Turkish model across the Middle East. But since the collapse of Islamist movement since its as from power in Egypt and the retreat of many of its forces, he's really kind of played much more on Turkey's national interests. He's ally domestically with what had been his nationals opposition. He seems to be much more concerned on trying to maximize Turkey's economic claims in the. The Mediterranean this since much more about promoting Turkey's national interests than flying it systems colors. This is really an exercise in in hard power and trying to exploit the weakness of others, the retreat of Europe and America from the Middle East. The policies of many Arab governments, and try and push Turkey to fill what seems to be a vacuum of power across the Middle East, and so is that push to serve Turkey's national interests working is, is it benefiting from this from this expansionism? If you're trying to put together a balance sheet of profit balance sheet? Sheet Turkey has benefited from Khatri investment cutters, loans, and investments have helped prop up the Turkish lira. It may be that country's also hoping to fund part of its military costs in Libya Turkeys, keen to promote its companies when it comes to eventual reconstruction of war-torn Libya, which after all is energy rich state, and so long term, there may be benefits, his critics home highlight, the cost it's estimated that Turkish operations in Syria have cost anything up to about thirty billion dollars, and of course, there is a threat that you're going to see a major escalation. Escalation in the Middle East, which could embroil Turkey. It's not just Turkey is entering the middle, East enforce. It's also Russia. Many Arab states are trying to gain Russian support to push back Turkey, not just Syria Egypt the United Arab Emirates looking to Russian support in Libya, and Egypt is sending its tanks to the Libyan borders. The UN warned that the risk of a of a regional war focused on Libya and beyond that that risk was huge. So this is a massive gamble and it looks as if the stakes are going to be increasingly hyphen
How to Unlearn Diet Culture's Rules with April Quioh of She's All Fat
"Go talk to April Quiapo. So tell me about your relationship with food growing up my relationship with food. What did you see? Well, I grew up in a matriarchal household like I was raised with my single mom, my two older sisters and my grandma, and so it was just like all ladies and they are all immigrants except for me I was the first person to be born in America in Minnesota, actually in the rest of our board in Liberia and the became immigrants so it was. Like a clash of cultures, types, of thing like the Liberian ideal standard of beauty is different than the American one like more curvy figure is kind of the norm. If you will back there whereas in America at least growing up in the nineties and early thousands I felt very much like I should look like Nicole richer whatever her. So so it was like being curvy trumpy or whatever was accepted to a certain degree, and I was always like fat growing up like not. Curvy but like fat. So we always were on diets together like I think it was just kind of this household were was totally normal to be like we're going on. Atkins this week we're going on weight watchers is speaking it was just like it's almost like a bonding thing like what we did together and then I didn't realize until growing up that it was like, oh, we all just like participating diet culture like as a family basically which I mean yeah, it was. Just kind of something that was super accepted in my family. So it's like in Liberia culture food is super important. It's like how people von how people grieve just like in a lot of cultures, but it was also like vanity is very important. So like we made out this delicious food, but like don't eat too much of it. Otherwise, my grandma will decided be like your fat she was just very she's very upfront lady like that, and that's totally lake the culture is. Different. Ladies assigning, hit your fat like if you ever want to get married maybe maybe not. So that's kind of how I grew up. I was always like naturally you know pretty pretty a Chubby kid and was always remembered I going on a diet when I was maybe six like very young. that. Went on until I. got to college and I was like, Oh, I'm done. I'm over it. So that was that was growing up what a dieting do to your relationship with food and your body did you have feelings about it or it's hard to like this is just how it is. I, mean I had a lot a lot of feelings about it Safina on our podcast. US L. fat talk about a lot like growing up dieting nonstop makes it impossible to know once you break out of that like what you want like today the thing I still struggle with like am hungry and my just eating like I don't even when you diet you read a book and it tells you like, okay, you eat this much foods do this and so you break out. Of It, it's hard to tell like, am I hungry? What do I really want? What is my body want from me like to be nourished? It's like that relationship between your body and you is broken because it's like I ignored what it needed or wanted for so many years. So I think that is the biggest thing that's been damaging like the whole concept of intuitive eating like. Wow sounds so great. I'm not there yet I still am not clear on how to do it because like dieting disea- exact opposite breaking free of that like it's GonNa take a really long time and so I think that that would to me has been the most clear direct result of grabbed away did but yeah I mean I was like I was tortured by my buddy growing up. Everybody in my family is plus is and I am also plus is including my body is like naturally made to be like everyone in my family is but I'm constantly fighting against it and it just felt fruitless inches felt like this project that Ozzy felt like a waste of my time was a real kid and I'm like man, I, wish I could beat the library and instead my mom's like forcing to join a basketball team or whatever. But I know choose choose just she's just trying her best in like also also was very lazy. So she's like please please just get off the couch. No but it just felt you know it was just this kind of like tortured relationship wherever I wish this wasn't that much of I, wish I didn't have to spend so much you by energy thinking about this and it didn't even wear I mean diets don't work. We all know the never worked. So. Yeah that.
'Ink Master' contestant Daniel Silva charged with killing YouTuber Corey La Barrie after crash
"Inc mousters star Daniel Silva was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with murder. After a drunk driving car accident that claimed the life of Youtube Star Corey Berry soul the and the Berry were allegedly both drunk when they got into the car and sped down the street in the Valley Village neighborhood of the city with Silva behind the wheel. He drove a short distance before losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a stop sign and a tree saw the attempt to leave the scene of the accident but was stopped by some local residents. Who arrived on the scene to render aid? Both occupants were taken to the hospital after the crash where? Liberia died of his injuries. The accident occurred on the berries. Twenty Fifth Birthday. The faces murder charges for the crash and is being held in custody in lieu of two hundred thousand dollar. Bail
"liberia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"You hear the outcry in Liberia that's like man he's gonna die after four days of watching over her son pretty obsessively Mrs Ireland heard the sound of jazz coming from Phillips room so she opens the door and she finds her son sitting up in his chair just strumming on the guitar not the doctor Johnson he was playing his guitar yes one thing is good up to date well all very happy state colleges at that moment did you feel like wow maybe we beat this maybe it's over yes of course what then is that a deteriorating he goes on like this for days until finally an ambulance pulls up outside taps and several of his old med school buddies jump out and they're dressed in real a bowl looking payments they tell him they found a spot at any bowler treatment unit at a different hospital when they arrived at this place is called Samaritan's purse they given that that in there ET you right next to of all people Stephen Vincent his old friend and his dad is doctor Ireland felt Stephen Vincent had even worse he was grimacing that he worked in a lot of pain and he was just briefly you had is arguably the gold on I said this and you have a beautiful wife and children we are going to get better and we're going back to the emergency service at JFK are we going to fix it and I tried to get him to talk but he will talk to me and so I just stopped at this point Dr.
"liberia" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Bad I didn't get that we are hoping to emulate Liberia's economic model it is slow on the ten in Santa Monica the disease found delays are backing up getting away from just about twentieth street and you remain on the brakes and slow stretches all the way into downtown Los Angeles let's get an up close and personal look at Anaheim with Mike o'brien K. affine the sky sponsored by injury attorney super woman super lawyer dot com Asia I don't think I want to get too close to this right because it doesn't fall rat poison is this part of the accident is a spills out there has been a spill and bottom wreckage to deal with that's the ninety one eastbound approaching the fifty five only the far right lane is available if you're trying to squeeze through the river pop that mask back on your face value Barbara Barbara I would even try sitting in that seat this is probably an hour drive all the way back to the harbor Boulevard which is only a few miles exit there at harbor head down the lowball but yet right around it you'll save a lot of time we got a big one just coming up in Westminster to this is a doozy that north outside of the four oh five approaching the twenty to hook up there just about Westminster Boulevard reports of such kind of overturned vehicle they're already jamming up away from beach Boulevard out of Huntington beach injured in an accident visit super woman super lawyer dot com Michael Bryant KFI am this guy KFI in this guide helps get you there faster I mean to Martinez balance of nature's fruits and veggies in a capsule changing the world one life at a time every year I going to see my doctor she says whatever I'm doing it's working tablets physical and the doctor says whatever you're doing keep doing it so my primary doctor.
Climate catastrophes and now coronavirus, Pacific islands in the crosshairs
"The covert nineteen pandemic is wreaking havoc around the globe. The remoteness of the Pacific Islands has left people living there vulnerable in many different ways. You and resident coordinator Seneca Summer Sheena said in an interview with UN news that with borders an airport shutdown protection gear specialist personnel and lifesaving medical supplies have been unable to reach many areas in need and the crisis has only been heightened by the devastation inflicted by category five. Cyclone Herald which ripped through Vanuatu. Mr Samora Sheena overseas you and Operations Fiji Micronesia. The Salomon Islands Marshall Islands. Kiribati Palau Tonga. Vanuatu Nehru and Tuva. Lou acknowledged to Julia Dean. The difficulties in moving people and cargo has been impinging on the UN's ability to respond to the corona virus crisis. Will I think that you know? Some of the challenges are much the same as everywhere else in terms of making sure that the people are tested that people are safe social distancing action sinks in people follow the policies. Making sure that the equipment that's necessary for health workers are in place you know these are of course the challenges around the world with you're talking about New York City of Fiji but I think particularly challenging here in the Pacific as the remoteness of the locations it is also an sending that the number of people in the Pacific have different types of underlying health conditions. So if you actually have a massive outbreak with very concerned that this could have serious consequences for a significant segment of the population. I think the fact that the borders have been closed in many places and flights have stopped. Mix The issue of remoteness even more challenging so we are finding it difficult to move whether we're talking about personal protection equipment or other types of medical equipment and supplies are specialists and experts that we need in order to respond to this the movement of people in Congress very difficult at the moment. And what else is the UN doing to support the communities and governments of the UN has really come together this time and we have a range of things that we have responded. We've set up something old joint incident Management Team to look at the immediate health sector preparedness and Response Plans of countries. We received requests from the country's is you are aware. I covered ten countries in the Pacific. These requests come not only from those ten countries but from around the Pacific all of the country in the Pacific. And then we've prioritized. We look at the logistics capabilities in terms of the procuring and delivering what is being requested from us. And the the requests you know range of things from testing laboratories setting up testing laboratories to Mosques for health workers too Water and sanitation supplies etcetera at the same time we are acutely rather than multiple needs in multiple sectors whether we are talking about protecting women and children when we talk about places where cities have been locked down for weeks at a time. Or we're talking about food security right now because people are unable to work and don't have an income or you're talking about multiple disasters had a cycle of the number of countries and that compounds the crisis that Corbett nineteen is brought all the Pacific Tropical Cyclone Herald. I think is better. Four countries in as many days. Can you expand on what happens in a situation where you've got a health issue plus a natural disaster happening at the same time so on the one hand you could argue that up to a little bit better prepared here in the Pacific because we have to deal with a measles outbreak several months ago and some of these structures and mechanisms already in place to ensure that we fight the measles outbreak in fact the joint Incident Management Team? That I mentioned to you before was something that existed from that outbreak and was re purposed into dealing the covert nineteen similarly We have something in the Pacific humanitarian team functions. Here brings together all of the U. N. and other partners like the Red Cross and the NGOs are now we have government representatives and the regional organisations bilateral Austrailia New Zealand so those structures are in place and it really helped in some ways arguably to respond as will two TC herald which had an impact on four of the countries. All of them are in the Pacific quality which I support the Solomon Islands Tonga Fiji and Vanuatu by far based on preliminary analysis. Certain parts of Vanuatu are the worst hit followed by a couple of areas in Fiji Solomon Islands Tonga thankfully a not impacted significantly as went to sadly though twenty seven. People lost their lives in Solomon Islands. As a result of this cyclone-hit abort that Kept signs people washed off the boat and have one confirmed death in Fiji a six year old child. That was confirmed with just this morning. We're still waiting for the data from Anwar two areas of Vanuatu that We don't have any communication with in Pentecost Island. For instance the first teams have been going there yesterday and this morning to make detailed assessments but clearly we can see based on the aerial photography and other reports that some one hundred sixty thousand people in. Monroe ought to have been affected by this especially badly affected Guyland of Santo and And penticost lagoon. Bill is a second largest city in Vanuatu. In that's on the island of Center. We know that the infrastructure people's homes roofs blown off. We know that there has been some shortage of water. There's no electricity many pants. Also the that's the case in Fiji in terms of the deputy and we are very concerned about food security We think that if we don't get things sorted we will have people going hungry in a metro. Weeks the secretary-general Monster Reform Agenda in two thousand. Nineteen with this double crosses happening in areas of the Pacific Reform Agenda Aid situation. I can already see that happening in the past few weeks as we've been working together as one. Un system. I think it's an important change to how the UN has maybe functioned in some other places during times of disaster even in between disasters. So for instance if you you have all of the sectors coming together we know that this for instance Kobe. Nine hundred ninety s right now is something that is a health sector response or largely so. But it's not only you cannot possibly move your medical equipment and personnel from one place to another. If you don't have your logistics people work so whilst you have W at show and unit steph looking at the medical supplies you'll have. Wfp leading logistics identifying aircraft. And actually getting things for months the other you have other parts of the UN like U. N. O. P. S. O. U. N. D. P. who have existing long-term agreements with suppliers in China or North America or elsewhere who's agreements can be used to procure things that we need. You have like. Un Women the officer High Commissioner for Human Rights and others NGOs as well the very important issue of protection for children for women for people with disabilities when they're curfews when they're lockdowns as I mentioned before you have very important role being played by UNHCR IOM. We know that refugees and migrants are especially vulnerable at this time when borders of closed. And they don't have the coping mechanisms that perhaps People who are living in their homes half so these dishonor accept food security as I mentioned before is a big problem. It's not just a problem in the context of the cyclone because several countries that depend on tourism in the Pacific as you know some of those countries Fiji for instance Vanuatu more than forty percents of the GDP is based on tourists industry and people have no income. Now they have no income and as a result that have very little access to food. So there are agencies like F your and uplift be Undp looking at Making sure that cash transfers cash grants can take place now while of course trying to support the government's in dealing with economic impacts the medium-term and long-term economic impacts of this crisis Hannah seeing the reform saving lives. Yes indeed in fact I was not so long ago in Liberia and I was Impressed by how the UN First of all came together but importantly all of the other partners came together as well. There was something called the incident management team and we used to meet three times a week. You had countries like China and the US are the CDC sitting there with. The government was led by the government. So first of all you know these things work well when governments are able to coordinate all of the actors and would we've tried to do here is wherever governments have needed. A wanted our support in terms of accord initiative. We've done that. We support the government. The governments are still in the league but we support them. I think what I am seeing now in terms of covert nineteen in the Pacific as a repeat of what I saw in Liberia and sadly that was not always the case was also in some other countries during this Nami and other cyclones. But I do see that here. There is a commitment on the part of all of the agencies to actually come together in some sense you know having a different role for a resident coordinator has also made a difference speakers agencies. Feel that the President. Coordinator is a neutral entity at the same time is a person that the government knows Vagan Goto to without having to go to seventeen different agencies during crisis like this but it's also important to know that this collaboration between W A chore and the Resident Coordinator Is something quite unique. It's happening really for the first time and I. It seems to be working not only in the Pacific but everywhere around the world. And what is your call to actions? Nice listening but in the Pacific and globally. I believe that this crisis can only be dealt with if we work together. It is of course human nature when something like this happening on. One tends to think of how one CAN PROTECT. Oneself one's family perhaps wants community and by extension When country but at the end of the day we can't respond to crisis legs alone Whether we are an individual or family or community or country we need to help each other so as much as we need to ensure that the right protocols are in place that we do our best to keep ourselves and our loved one safe we must understand that the only way we can actually beat this is my reaching out and helping each as well and we cannot just circle the wagons and hope that this will pasta and we will be protected. We have to find ways. Safeway's creative ways using technology but if technology is not available sometime through physical movement but safely to get the expertise to get the and this applies to places where it's needed especially so that the most vulnerable populations are supported and helped during this terrible crisis.
Acclaimed 'Beasts of No Nation' Author, Uzodinma Iweala, on Science, Power, and Race
"Living on the time of the Cova epidemic or corona virus. I just read something that made me laugh because someone said something like the Covet Nineteen virus which came out of China's an intelligent. It's not like he bowl which is rather dumb virus now. Obviously bullet comes out of the continent of Africa just like just think about that framework and that construct and what has been printed in a major magazine virus from Africa dumb virus virus from China. Smart virus you know. I say this about the corona virus like virus had emerged in the Netherlands. Just think about the way it would have been reported from the outset. Think about what would have happened. If it had merged in on the continent of Africa and the American President Donald Trump has been gratuitously coaling sods cove to the virus behind the current covet non epidemic the Chinese virus. Let's be clear your respective of what species and what place a virus might have been forced to take the dean pandemics. Have NO ETHNICITY. Science tells us that medical history tells us that but as we're about to explore xenophobic conclusions drawn from scientific observations can have an enormous impact on the course of history and on people's lives while is a novelist. He's a doctor a filmmaker and a whole lot more in his early twenty while still in college studying literature. He wrote the critically acclaimed novel baseds of Nine Nation which tells the extraordinary story of a child soldier. A little boy recruited given again and sent to wage a war in two thousand fifteen. That book was turned into a film. Don't like really look into my eyes since my nose picking is because I can't be explaining myself and leaving a damn not like be I am leg. Oldman try to talk to me about movies variances. I saw this an idea there would is. It would seem that some sort of this on Devon all this. I also having us I was really lucky to have the opportunity to write that novel diving. Into the stories of child. Soldiers around the world but mostly specifically in countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia which had just kind of come out of their own internal conflicts at the time and then of course going back and talking with relatives. My parents my grandparents aunts and uncles great aunts and uncles about their time during the Nigerian civil war from nineteen sixty six really sixty seven three thousand nine hundred seventy and trying to understand not just what it's like to experience that kind of turmoil from the perspective of a child but also what. It's like to have everything that you thought. You knew that you understood blown open tournament and and unfortunately that's an all too common and all to universal subject after painting beasts of no nation Dima went on to train as a doctor right more books including speak no evil and Al kind of people. He worked for a time as well in health policy in Africa and today he's of the Africa Center in New York City. A storm speak at last year's will conference of Science. Journalists Center. Really wanted you to have the opportunity to he him too. So he joins us from the radio art studios in the heart of New York. You had such an interesting childhood. Born in Washington to Nigerian parents mother a former finance minister of Nigeria. And growing up. I get the sense that you very much spent time on on both continents and I'm curious to know. Have that shaped your sense of self as a as a boy and a young adult. My parents took it upon themselves to make sure that we could always get back to Nigeria. That this was to be so much a part of who we were growing up and it really did actually provide us with a really interesting way of seeing the world. You're not from one place near not from another place. You're from both places. It's kind of a glorious thing to be able to grow up knowing that there are multiple perspectives on everything in the world. What someone sees for example in the village that my grandparents grew up in is necessarily going to be from what somebody sees in suburban Washington? Dc things might be a little bit more difficult in Nigeria. But at the same time everybody is still living. I think that's something that a lot of people who only grow up saying in industrialized if we WANNA use that term or you know United States type or western context don't have and therefore very afraid of the wider world beyond. We just grew up not being afraid because of exposure and I think that's so important. Oh that's such a potent comment about FIA holding back so much dialogue and possibility in the world. Why a medical degree trying to be a doctor? Why did you save that time in your life as a part of any decision? I think there are multiple reasons for why you do something and not all of them are the most. I will freely admit that I did medicine because my dad's a doctor and you can kind of see okay. This is what a doctor does. You see the stethoscope. You see the medicines. It's already very concrete. You know in the little kids mind and as as the kid of African immigrants. There's this thing where you do. The practical like you become a doctor. You become a lawyer and then you think that the way that you have impact is through those practical professions. I think of course. There's this idea that doctors save people and that you can have a profound impact on on a person's life and so you know with all of that. It seemed like a natural choice. I think it became clear to me that one of the things that was missing was for me in full form. Was that creative output that flow and that ability to render the world as I saw an as sort of my talent allowed me to and I think one person can have an impact in multiple ways. Interestingly in many ways you work and your books have connected with how history in politics and in Dade Science and medicine in Western societies read and interpret and Judge View African bodies. If we think of the base of nomination also your your book. Our kind of people sharing stories from people living with HIV is in in Nigeria. That lenses interested you. It strikes me in house and I. I think you can't grow up in a black body and you can't occupy the space as an African person. Occupies space in this world is offering person or as a black person without thinking about the gains that is upon you because in in many ways that gains does and has adversely affected the lives that we all live both again in a very individual way and also on the macro level and so understanding. How black bodies move through space are interpreted? I think is something that's really important to me. And I say that not just from the Games of the other but also from the the way that we look at ourselves and this is where you presented last year at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Europe and gave extraordinary address on racism at the heart of modern science and medicine. What did you want that audience of journalists and scientists and? I was one of them in that room to think about to interrogate. I think oftentimes we just assume that the structures we operate within our for one solid and somehow especially when it comes to signs that they're they're vetted and true and one of the things that became increasingly clear to me. As I wrote the book I wrote on HIV AIDS was just how much quote unquote scientific. Ideas were grounded in people's biases and prejudices about black bodies and how that impacted the quote unquote science or signs. At least that initially was dedicated to trying to stop the epidemic and in some cases may have done more harm than good. Initially I think back to a lot of the articles that when I was writing my book I read about HIV AIDS academic articles about sort of the linking of the spread of HIV AIDS and promiscuity. And the idea that Africans were having sex like monkeys where promiscuous like monkeys like which came up in published scientific papers and then is it makes its way into the journalistic mainstream this idea of like African promiscuity as it relates to the spread of this disease you know things about like Africanness and and being unable to quote unquote keep the time why early. Hiv treatments which required like large. Regimens of pills like wouldn't work for people. And that was you know story that made it into major publications impacted policy that impacted the way the epidemic was dealt with you know these are things that are important and people need to be responsible for the way these stories are told and need to think about the frameworks in which the stories are
"liberia" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
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The Monoliths of Lalibela
"Going to be discussing a particular of example of construction. That is really just as amazing as you know. Making all these giant blocks bringing them together and building the pyramid but This particular example is also going to buck the traditional steps that we've discussed here and we're going to be looking at century's old Christian temples in Ethiopia that were we're not built from blocks of stone that were quarried over here and then brought together and then assembled into a building. No these are free reese standing monolithic churches that are each hewn from the solid. Red Volcanic Goria under laid by dark gray a basalt standing tall in the quarries from which they were sculpted so basically these were hewn out of solid stone. The quarry becomes the courtyard. Yeah it's a building that is not built but released from the earth. subtractive manufacturing of Marvel's it it is. It is amazing. I was not familiar with these until just last week when I was looking around for an episode For us to do and I was initially thought. Oh why don't we do Petra the the ruins in Jordan you know with the where the architecture is built into the side of this this kind of like ravine a situation right if you think you've never seen these these rock hewn Buildings you probably have their featured for example in Indiana Jones and the last crusade the show up in several several movies pet petro specifically in this case right so so is the no. Petro would be a good Episode started looking roundabout indie Petras fascinating. Perhaps we'll come back back to it but then I I was just looking around at other. Examples of of buildings had been hewn from stone. And then these just really stood out as the prime prime example like the most extreme example of what you could do with subtractive manufacturing of an entire building to bill to construct a building by not even constructing it by just carving away at solid stone until it is there with no need for bricks or mortar or would or nails or any of this architecture. Protect sure as sculpture. Yeah so where will you find these will you will find them. In lally Bella Ethiopia Ethiopia is of course the nation in eastern in Africa and they stood there at least since the late twelfth century CE though probably get into some of the dating in greater detail later later but I just a few notes about Ethiopia. In general modern Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second most populous African nation after Nigeria Copa is also considered one of only two African nations never to be subjected to Long Term European colonization position the other being Liberia and to be more specific it was it was never it was never call an is during the nineteenth century period where so much of Africa was though it was occupied by Italy of during the Second World War but not not long enough for there to be like true lasting cultural change because it still throughout its history. It certainly came into contact with foreign ideas and influences. And we'll be discussing a major one here today because because one of the things you noticed about Is that it's majority. Religion is the Ethiopian Orthodox Taylor Hato church what's known as an Oriental Orthodox Christian church and it dates back many centuries. There's also a sizable Islamic population in Ethiopia followed in popularity by Protestants traditional faiths Catholicism and Judaism. Now of course there are other fascinating things about Ethiopia's well for instance. Ethiopian cuisine has certainly traveled well around the world. I think thing is widely believed to be the origin. Place of coffee is coffee and Okra is well. I was I chatted with Anne of our fellow. PODCAST here in the Atlanta offices saver and I said Hey. Have you guys done anything. I need the OPN cuisine because we could mention on the podcast and they said that had not yet though they both love the food but they have done an episode Okra and they've done an episode on coffee that get into those origins and say those are two of my favorite plant based foods. Are you an ochre fan or would you one of those people who thinks that slimy. Oh I love Okra and I love it because it is slimy especially in Gumbo. Does it acts as a thickening agent so I I want there to be Okra present in media dish buses great. It's great fried. It's great escape pickled Yeah I'm an Okra Fan for sure. Okay we're on the same page. I like all those ways to. I also really like Okra in Indian food. Yeah it goes really good with Indian spices who I had it in Indian food before but maybe not recently enough for it to really struck a chord. I'll have to seek it out. There is a restaurant here in town. That made a really amazing curried Okra and then then they went out of business. All right well. Let's talk in greater detail tale about Ethiopian Christianity. Then because since we're focusing in on Old Christian temples that were carved out of the ground in Ethiopia. We should in describe how Christianity came to East Africa. Sure So I was looking at a scientific paper that will make a brief reference to later in the episode and the authors of this paper Ethiopian scientists AGFA Wilson S Rot. And you did. I do They point out in the background. Section of the paper that the broader tradition of rock hewn churches in Ethiopia is historically associated with the coming of a group of figures known. Is the nine saints who were alleged to have journeyed from Egypt and Syria during the late fifth and early sixth centuries to preach the gospel of Christianity in Ethiopia Propia and more specifically to spread and promote the monastic lifestyle. So I was digging into this claim I wanted to learn more about the nine saints and this eventually led me down a path where I found a really awesome entry about Ethiopian Christianity in the monastic tradition. In a book called the encyclopedia the of Monasticism edited by this story and Will Johnston with this specific entry on Ethiopian Monastic Christianity written by the Ethiopian American philology Lalla Gist getachew highly. I was reading this as well. And it is quite Quite a fascinating entry. I just had no idea just how imported the monastic tradition was for just Ethiopian. Culture General. Yeah Yeah so highly writes that Due to the proximity of Ethiopia to the Middle East some Christianity entity probably began to spread their organically as soon as the religion was founded but highly also claims that Ethiopian Christianity is a form of the religion. That's it's kind of uniquely shaped by monks and monastic influences. So what exactly would that mean well. Monasticism is the tradition we associate with with monks and nuns. It's the strain of faith that calls for a radical lifestyle of religious devotion often including things like vows of poverty or vows of chastity or vows of silence or fasting General seclusion from secular life. As you know the priest or preacher within the religion might usually live among the society preaching the faith meanwhile the monk shakes in some way to live outside the society rejecting many of the comforts and pleasures of dorm life making their day to day habits and living conditions themselves kind of a radical demonstration of
Celebrating the power and potential of volunteerism
"Opens doors and impact peace and development throughout local communities as well as on a national and global level according to the chief of U. N. system affairs and the New York Office of U. N. volunteers. UNLV now dreary said in an interview with you a news ahead of International Volunteer Day. She knows her way around the UN system having previously served with UN women and the UN Development Program UNDP in Iraq Yemen. Another hot spots seeing first hand. The difference volunteering can make moves dreary began by telling Lewis Kathy. What the U. N.. Volunteers program is all about the U. N. V. Program is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. You envy is one of the first common services of UN system every year about more than six thousand five hundred volunteers including about tousands. Volunteers contributes to the effective delivery of the peace and development interventions of the United Nations system. Actually this year in November we have reached a number of eight thousand U. N. volunteers who are serving worldwide the United Nations system. Many people think the U. N.. Volunteers are mainly youth. Is that true. Not that's all actually the average Asia. Few and volunteers is thirty five years old. The total number lot of the youth volunteers yearly is about a thousand out of six thousand. Five hundred or seven thousand for instance. I can give you the figure for two thousand eighteen. We had only twenty five percent of the volunteers were under Asia to one thousand nine and two you need to speak languages to be a UN volunteer or it's Sir great asset to have the languages the more you on languages. Have you have the more possibilities of serving the UN system all over the world so definitely. English is a master. And then you. If you're going to be serving in Africa in Francophone Africa. Then you need the French. If you're going to be in Latin America then yes Spanish so yes languages rate asset to have. What kind of activities do you want. Volunteers do all kinds of activities. We are partnering with more than forty entities all over the world and it's more than a hundred profiles and fields that the UN volunteers are serving actually worldwide involved peace and in development and when you join to be a UN volunteer. Do you request what area. You would like to work in it. Definitely when you put your profile in the system you will put as well the area of your expertise and then when you're selected. It is based on the area the of expertise that you have long. Have you been in this post in September. Actually that I have taken the position I came in in August but then I took some time and yeah so effectively I would say in September and and before that before that I was also would United Nation volunteer but in Bonn I was had in the human resources section section if I was there for four years and before that I was with you when women and before you women United Nation Development Programme with U. N. D. C.. You were never actually a UN. Oh and volunteer yourself. No I have not served as you and volunteers but I have seen the UN volunteers in action in the field. All over in and when I was in Liberia when I was in at work when I was in Yemen it is actually the UN volunteers who are doing a lot of contribution a lot of the work of the you went system so I have seen it firsthand definitely. What is International Volunteer Day. Oh yes the International Volunteer Day. Fifth of December it is the international observance day was mandated by General. Assembly in nineteen eighty. Five these actually offers an opportunity for volunteers and end volunteer involvement organizations to promote volunteerism to share the values of volunteerism and contributing that they make to their communities. It is it is a day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. And also we coordinate and we promote the issue year building on the impacts that the volunteers make in their communities nationally and globally for peace and development. The focus of five five. This year is not only celebrate volunteerism in all its facets but also to highlight the role that volunteer volunteerism play a to strengthen solidarity and inclusion. This year's theme is volunteer for an inclusive future. Yes how relevant is inclusiveness in the work of UN volunteers regarding the sustainable development goals volunteering provides opportunity for people particularly those often excluded excluded to concretely impact their own lives and play a constructive role in their communities by volunteering. Their time and skills through volunteerism arisen communities around the word often experience strengthened solidarity an inclusion. And that is why this year. DVD Two thousand nineteen we. We have chosen. The theme volunteer for includes a future to highlight is digi ten and the pursuit
Henry Ford's Rubber Utopia
"It all started in in nineteen twenty five. Henry Ford was having lunch and his Dearborn Michigan Mansion with his good friend business partner entire magnate Harvey firestone Harvey. RV and Ford had been friends and partners since Ford started building cars decades earlier. So yeah just remember like he invented the model t which I like cheap car and basically he brought the car to the mass. Exactly Mr Firestone had begun ranting this time primarily focused on the impending rubber cartel that had been proposing England by one Winston Churchill. I am not a crooked. You know that payments de Yeah with a cigar and he's like on this day I I am not a crook and it will live in infamy. Yep that's him. The purpose of also the was Churchill. The king no the purpose of the rubber cartel was to limit the export of rubber in order to not overextend national resources. In case there was another World World War One thousand nine hundred eighty five probably a good idea but harvey firestone didn't like that idea. He believed that rubber prices were going to spike in the US as a result and therefore negatively affect firestone tires. Not some things never change Harvey firestone was not alone in this fear even even presidential candidate. FDR feared the effects of a rubber tariff. Remember was viewed. As the automotive industry's chokepoint seen as even more crucial than oil it's crazy. The the automotive industry relied on vulcanized rubber for literally everything from tires to hoses gaskets. A price increase of any kind could sink the young business so there there was a legitimate fear of turtles. Pain passing seems somewhat reasonable. Also it's it's it's kind of like okay here newsflash guys. If you're listening to this this might lose some you know in. I believe in climate change. And it's SORTA like yeah making some changes like you know not dumping tons of poisons into rivers and stuff might be more expensive for some people but in the at the end of the day. It's good not to have poisoned rivers and it's also probably good to have like rubber to defeat the Nazis. Yeah Germany was totally destroyed and they were afraid of something all of Europe. Yeah they're afraid of something like that happening again because those wounds had not been healed all and Churchill was just saying like hey fellers hello. Hello how does he talk. Talk like this is how are we talk again elegant. Listen listen fellows. That women's of all are still fresh insulting. I say that maybe we just save some of US supplies in case of fruit bikes out to again rubber. Blow Hurrah. Yes that's always saying always saying. Hey guys the whole world was just at war four. I think it might happen again. Maybe we should just like chill and be ready and these guys are like a money so harvey firestone was fed up with living in constant fear of their so he decided the best course of action would be to grow his own rubber smart. This wasn't the first time he had some some crazy idea. In fact Harvey tried to declare economic independence from the UK and fly rubber under the American flag. A few years earlier but that was truly the ramblings of a madman who doesn't seem to understand that you can't just not claim another country's resources by saying this cheaper so I'm just going to say it's it's American now although now that I think back on it that's kind of how we did a lot of stuff so yeah but harvey actually had a plan. He decided that he was going to start his own plantation in Liberia where the conditions were almost perfect for growing rubber trees by keeping the production in house he could avoid all the access fees associated with importation from other countries. Henry Ford had also tried growing his own rubber a year earlier. In one thousand nine hundred eighty four he had purchased this large quantities of land in the Florida everglades only to eventually do nothing with them. It was cheaper for four to import. The rubber. The idea of dramatic price is increase was still only speculation. But Still Harvey's plans had peaked and reports interests and after the lunch meeting was over. He requested that it's personal aide aide Leopold would find out where the best place to grow rubber Leopold come over here boy. Where's the best place to go? Rob A AH go find out how Liberia was the obvious choice. Harvey firestone discovered. It had the perfect climate when he put his plantation there but unfortunately Henry Ford word was very very very racist and he would not dare step foot in such an uncivilised and African society so they came to the conclusion. I mean that the rubber should be grown where it originated in the Amazon. So rubber comes from both vines and trees and you let it grow and then when you chop it you squeeze the vines and Latex Literal Latex comes out trees yeah so it's a liquid and then they they put out onto like big flat drying areas than when it dries. You can pull it up like a sheet of Latex and then you take a bunch of latex yeah stack stack into bales. And then that's what gets shipped out to like Volkan Ization plants and stuff like that. So these plantations are really only concerned with drawing the vines and extracting latex from okay okay and Liberia had the per client. But what about the Amazon Amazon also. Very clearly great. Climate only problem. It's a lot harder harder to get into the rainforest than it is in Africa. Got You throughout the nineteenth century. The Amazon River Basin supplied all of the world's rubber and made up forty percent of Brazil's exports sports at the height of the rubber boom in the second half of the nineteenth century but the Amazon's rubber room quickly turned to bus as plantations in Asia and England. Were able to go. Rubber and much denser populations and much more efficiently in Amazon many natural species that are not present in other countries limit the growth of trees so but organizing united plantations and other countries the efficiency was greatly increased. Henry had another incentive to go to South America besides his racism in End Theodore Roosevelt's book through the Brazilian wilderness. He accounts his experiences traveling through the Amazonian rainforests. One of his most significant observations is that many fast-flowing rivers could provide an almost perfect power source for any industry bold enough to be born there. He claimed that the right kind of senators such his enterprising businessmen of foresight coolness and suggest city who would be willing to put migrants to work for an advantage that would be mutually beneficial will give rise to a a great industrial civilization money. If anyone thought they could fill that description it was Henry Ford art now. Henry Ford did not really make cars. Henry Ford thought that he made men the maker. Men's like me. This builder of meant the cars they produced produced were simply a byproduct of his training. He was praised as a sociologist manufacturer. If anyone could reshape the native Brazilians into prosperous factory workers it was Henry Ford. They don't want to be or so he thought they don't want that.
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"Comma Liberia that is incorrect I didn't include these countries it's Kuwait Kuwait hello this this place is nonsense what they do in these cases is they they go Hey how do you feel about everything in America in some of these other countries in in in the U. K. we have all these freedoms or like yeah we it was great but we would give me more with a particular about how good this could be and in other countries are like I don't know this is the best fit do everything's five number seven a digital life number twenty three in leisure options in the US we have all kinds of fun stuff fifty seven and health and well being that's because our health insurance system sucks in the United States forty nine and safety and security near thirty six personal happiness and forty nine to travel and transportation target eighteen Omar are we gonna be by all these Philippines twenty seven has six stand twenty two that's what Bayrak country what it could target Qatar god already lost hours well sorry eighteen I'll good they beat us this this thing is all out of whack speaking of all out of whack there was a video yesterday that was soul crazy to watch I don't know of anybody caught view with this but it was all over social media and somebody I think was in a tweed somebody video tapes this incident that was near by them and they look to be sort of on a a in a in a higher spot like maybe up a hill and they're videotaping down below into this neighborhood that's next to where they are and there's some trees around and stuff but you can clearly see unmanned fighting somebody and he the the person who posted this whoever wise with it was that they go what W. T. after I just fill them up the city to find this if you got to see the regular video and we can't play because there's just so just a whole bunch of cursing in it but in San Bernardino county where this happened deputies. shot and wounded a suspect in a Victorville neighborhood after dramatic cell phone footage captured the moment he sees the deputies hand gun away from her during a scuffle and then opened fire with a and you could see it in this video you watch this thing happening and it was so Friday had some more details here. that's it. get off me. a deputy in a violent struggle with the man in Victorville she shot him then the suspect grabbed her gun and fired at her and she ran for her life. thousand block of cabs on court in Victorville K. Cummins tongue weight is live tonight in our newsroom with more on the dramatic shoot is so crazy so surreal from the second the deputy appears on camera it's a life and death struggle she is attacked by a man who seems crazed an out of control and he.
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"He hoped, Mary, Liberia conservative, lots and men, very cowboy and we that around the table, and we were just saying, okay, do we think we can change the face of politics in the country by recruiting more women in our state's run for office and? We said, yes, then we became all in and in twenty sixteen immersion of ad is celebrated the fact that it was emerging Lomb who helped Nevada Democrats gain back control of the Senate, and help gain, a super majority in the assembly, and that's part of what we really do. Our whole focus is having a three hundred sixty five day game plan on getting women to run for these offices in includes women who already saying, I know what I wanna run for. I'm gonna do it or that woman, who's leading the P T A and doesn't realize needs to be on the school board. That woman whose constantly volunteering for everyone else. And he's that she needs to put her name on the ballot. The woman who's attending the county commission meetings, and those issues like the back of her hand moving her to the day us, it is making sure that we have equal workers tation in office. We have five hundred twenty thousand elected offices in this country and women, only occupy about twenty to twenty five percent of those offices, so varies because we constantly are having election and women are fifty one percent of the population. So we're not holding one percent of those offices, though, for me on the phone for parody here, what I want, and that means that we need to start getting women off of the sidelines run for these offices and change things because we know that when women are in elected office, they are there to get things done and not be somebody. They co-sponsor more bills introduced more legislation. They care about the entire community, and they're about being collaborative and bringing consensus. So we just love her indifferently and our network, we've now trained over four thousand women to run for office. We have we have four hundred fifteen. One of our alums at one in twenty eighteen were already going strong in twenty nineteen merged with constant house in grade wins and is about doing that work to make sure that women have that seat at the table that they deserve. A few follow up questions somebody could stuff and what you share somebody great things in a level. The work that emerges. Is doing and his done across the country. You know, but one of my have follow up questions. So one is around you around the vodka more around sort of the work there. And then more than around around some of the work in emerge. So it's interesting because you mentioned sort of that long-term work right that had to happen in vodka and really it's like a twelve year story. Right from two thousand six last year. Right. And can you can you speak? Can you speak to speak to listeners a little bit more about, like why? It's so important. And what were the touch points across those twelve years? Right. Because you mentioned that some point earlier that it's not just about, you know, what's happening at the federal level. It's about what's happening at the sheriff, or that it's about, really what's happening at that local level, but I feel like that in badeah cases, such a great example. Right. That now that there's a super majority of women in the state legislature is not that something that happened overnight, and I just feel like it's such a great story to tell to tell listeners, I'm in a twelve year story in one..
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"Firefighters are losing round of the liberia fire from the five fifty k._f._i. newsroom i'm break barton the wildfire burning in the superstition wilderness east of apache junction continues to grow the fire exploded over the weekend and nearly one hundred thirteen thousand acres fire information officer jerry period tells fox ten firefighters have been dealing with rough terrain up to this point very steep big rocks places we can't put people into with out endangering their lives with the fire now reaching different vegetation types and with more favorable weather conditions very believes crews should make a great deal of progress today evacuees remain at a shelter after orders went to effect for the roosevelt lake area brushfire endorsed got stale is now fully contained the dynamite firebird fifteen acres near dynamite boulevard in hayden road iran's ambassador to the united nations continues to claim the u._s. drone they shot down last week was flying in their airspace budget revanche e says the united states continues to blame his country for things they did not do want you to an example is unfounded claim of the u._s. against it on to guarding the recent or time cares incident he's not even supported by some of the closest allies of the united states categorically rejected well the trump administration insisted ruin was flying over international waters president trump today announced additional sanctions on top iranian officials democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders is calling for a revolutionary plan to cancel college student debt we should not be punishing people for getting a higher education it is time to hit the reset button outside the capitol today the for months senator senator entire generation of young americans should not be sentenced to a lifetime of debt the plan would strike one point six trillion in debt for around forty five million americans it would be paid for with attacks on wall street financial transactions sanders argued that the american people bailed out wall street during the two thousand eight financial meltdown now it's time for wall street to return the favor a look at your money the dow was up eight points today to twenty-six seven twenty eight five fifty k._f._i. news time four two with a check of east.
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"Now as God has made peace with us. Let us reflect that peace back to one another the peace of Christ with you. All. At this time, I invited children to come forward as they do. So if you would pass those quarters into the center, I'll they will collect them and gather them in these education sticks where we will send them to rule Liberia to help young girls receive an education..
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"I'm Julie Morica with weekend. I have two guests with me for the rest of the program to offer their perspectives on the news and some of the issues that we're discussing Gary von Gulick is the director of Europe at Amnesty International, the human rights organisation. Gary, welcome good morning. In Brussels is Dave Clark news editor for the French news agency of a fraud spreads, Dave. Good morning. Welcome. Good morning. A word of introduction to you. Both Gary how did you get into human rights work in the first place was actually one of those fairly feisty young girls in Holland who was already at sixteen volunteering for to seem to nationals started quite early. But I got into really the specifics of human rights work when I started as a researcher in Human Rights Watch about fifteen years ago, and I worked especially on women's rights. I really got into a fighting for women's bodily health and reproductive rights, and I loved working on domestic violence issues like that because we really could have an impact on people's lives doing that. So that's sort of got me into the human rights work, specifically an overall, I just felt very passionately about, you know, the combination of politics and human stories where in the world is that work on women's rights. Particularly I've done, you know, working Turkey worked in south Sudan all over the world. I've done global work as well. A lot of advocacy work. To try and make things better. Systematically, not just sort of one country at a time, but I decided to go back to homelands and and go back to Europe, and we look at rights here because we know that we will talk more about that a little bit later on in the program. Dave, do you? I think your journalistic career began in the northeast of England. That's right. Isn't it? My hometown Newcastle at been teaching English in fronts, and I didn't enjoy teaching very very much in the the European Nations Cup of football was being held and the French team in Newcastle. So I volunteered for local paper over my long summer break to translate for the French phones and for the and for the French team and so forth. And then the Newcastle evening pepper took me on twenty years later in around the world as a journalist, and you certainly have been around the world, I'm struck there is there is something in the fact that there are times when you are in a country in the leader of that country doesn't necessarily prosper while you're there is that right since I moved to Belgium, six months ago, the government has has fallen as well, I don't know whether it's a coincidence or not I was in town square the night that Mubarak fell. I was the I was in Liberia when when Charles Taylor Rin to end and actually met briefly in Nigeria. Before we went to we went to the Hague the welcomes trail, I was in Kosovo when Milosevic fell in in Serbia, and I was in Iraq in two thousand six and seven when Saddam on trial. Right. Where are you? Which country you're going to next just out of interest at the moment. I'm covering Brexit's. Very well. It's been very smooth. So far. We'll talk more about that. No doubt later in the program as well. Gary van Buick tape club with me thoughts from you. If you wish by the World Service Facebook page, we start in North Korea State media there say the country's leader Kim Jong UN oversaw the test firing of rocket launchers and technical guided weapons on Saturdays, we reported on this program. The tests thought to have been the first of their kind for more than a year and a half. The news comes as the United Nations is saying that food rations have been cut for North Koreans following the worst harvest in ten years, dry spell's heatwaves and floods contribute to the poor crop yield as did UN sanctions imposed because of its nuclear and missile programs. A survey conducted by the UN last month concluded the ten million North Koreans. Forty percent of the population suffering from a severe lack of nutrition despite that donors have been reluctant to help Pyongyang. Well, the international federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. Says that North Korea is considering requesting emergency disaster relief. Daniel lender is disaster risk manager delegate for that federation. And is in Pyongyang on the line for is. Now, what is the situation there Daniel with regards to food just now? Yes. Mentioned those huge needs for since the massive shortage from harvest last year. But what I would say is particularly worse on right now is that we saw usually snow and rain this past winter and spring. Which means that the the levels of soil moisture, very low and snow coverage for crops was not sufficient either. And this is the very important spring harvest. Might be impacted and this could potentially make the station much much worse. So that's really difficult situation which were looking now in the coming months, and in the capital, if you go out, I mean, are you immediately struck by for example, shops, not being able to offer much by way of food. Can you tell that there is a problem simply by being there looking around Implementing I really say so you can find most things here. But there's a big difference between young and countryside. And when when I travel on the countryside people there, it's cured has had a big impact the rations from. We're just going to adjust things because clearly the line was always going to be dicey. But I think Daniel might be on the phone as well. So I'm just going to pause for moment before I bring my guests in just in case Daniel comes back if we're just trying to make those arrangements that we bring guests in for a moment. First before we go back to Daniel. Dave clark. What were you thinking as you heard that that opening offering from Daniel with regards to your perspective, particularly supposed with regards to sanctions and the impact they might be having before I moved to Brussels. I was a diplomatic correspondent based in Washington DC. So the maximum pressure camp in ramped up under the current administration. And I was wondering to what extent. The impact on food supplies of mismanagement by North Koreans into what extent stone to the sanctions. But also, and I know this might be difficult for for anyone working created to answer anyone, dirty difficulty. But I wonder whether the North Korean people blame the sanctions blame their own government when the hungry and if the word. There was discontent there how that could be transmitted. Daniel toad is now back on the phone Daniel, I'm not sure how much of of day clocks come into you heard. But the point about sanctions the impact they're having an who North Koreans are blaming for the situation. They currently face. So I think pretty cure from the government point that the national up to you how to big harvest North Korea's very a country, which is probably came insurance to they're all reports on the income of negative parts of the time shown, so. Decuir on restrictions on imports which are important for cultural production, fewer machinery or parts for for Christmas. Gary what point did you want to make this stage? Well, I think that something that we're seeing globally is a lot of this nexus between climate change and governments who are not potentially able to to do everything they should be doing. And again this sensitive point. I imagine for someone in film young. But from our perspective feminists are rarely not manmade in some form. And so that combination how how can North Korea deal with that? And how can you international community? Do was that when you are dealing with a partner who is so difficult to work with Linda, I mean when you try to quantify the seriousness of what you're looking at. And what you're hearing about we looking toward something as serious as a feminine hit. You think? It's hard to say. Young. I mean. One to suffering from stunk. Big concern that this is just like increase. Much depends on what was happening come along. Also, it is country emotion your in all so how people cope with the situation a fine. Would you about your organization? I said that you will considering requesting emergency disaster relief. What stage are you at in arriving decisional, mud? So I believe we should have some sorta. What's coming to? Mobile water pumps to support with irrigation. Tried to protect their spring all the small that's the first and then based on assessments. We will see what we can do more. But as you say within twenty four hours, you'll be able to air that that request for agency relief if you feel it's necessary. We appreciate you coming on a thank you for bearing with us with regards to the phone lines, which we suspected might be a bit difficult Daniel into the Red Cross talking to his from Pyong Yang 543 GMT. We go to Austria. An episode that's caused a lot of reaction in media circles and indeed beyond after a politician from the far right Freedom Party, the F O, the junior partner in the coalition government of the minute threatened one of the country's top journalists in wolf with consequences as it was put for comparing an anti immigrant poster to Nazi propaganda. This was during a television interview on Australia's public broadcaster o r f the poster depicted a blonde couple in traditional Austrian dress around by sneering great figures with oversize noses, accompanied by the slogan tradition. Beats migration will ask how this depiction of migrants differed from the anti semitic depiction of Jews in Nazi newspaper. What I spoke to wolf as it happens on world press freedom day, and I also what was different for him about this particular row between a journalist and politician. Party politicians from resignation day after the main thing is that the Freedom Party together with the People's Party formed coalition plan to introduce a new law concerning public broadcasting. Now this law, can I the make public broadcasting on Austria, more, independent and more sustainable a connection. More government control on broadcasting. Now, if the secretary general of one of the most influential politicians in this body of threatens consequences for the journalists doing this job, you might assume that's the law may be little more toughened a little more strict and a little less than crafty than we would ever it to be and this is actually the main conflict in this whole thing. I don't mind being criticized either by view was will by politicians by people. I interview everybody else right to criticize his interviewer. But when the government starts. Threatening generalists and political institutions with consequences. It becomes rather about criticism. What have you as make of it ain't gonna love free actions? Usually for my work have never as much reaction as this time. I got at least five thousand emails and Twitter dimensions, which is really a lot. Because also is quite a small country more than ninety nine percent of it was totally positive and supportive. Enter the s tick. Now, if you go to the Facebook page of the chairman of the party, you will find hundreds and hundreds of people really ranting about. You fill out with him a year ago. Didn't you? Yes. And it was not the first time, you know, where does this take? To an extent this will die down because that's the nature of of the media world something else happens and people talk about something else. But what does this levers with do you think what what changes longer term as a result of this for you? I think it fits into on. The button is two fold one thing is that there is a fundamental conflict between serious journalism and populist politics all over the world, which is actually a quite because serious journalism tries to differentiate and to present is view as listeners and readers with arguments for rational, public discourse populist politics. Peggy finishing tries to simplify and tries.
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"Christ makes peace with NS and Christ's makes peace between us friends. Let us share the peace of Christ with one another the peace of Christ be with you. I would like to invite the children to come down for time with the younger church. I also invite you to pass your quarters to the aisles for the children to put in the education sticks which support the education of young girls in rural Liberia..
"liberia" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Keypad? I would like to invite the children's to come down time with the younger church. I also invite you to pass your quarters to the aisles, which the children will place in the baskets on the table. This morning. These quarters go to support the education of young girls in rural Liberia. Working with you. Good. Ever been sprayed of the door. I don't know where we are..
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"Liberia's central Bank illegally ordered three times the number of banknotes. It had been authorized to print a now can't properly account for most of them off to the findings of an external investigation released on Thursday will thirties arrested the son of the former president Ellen Johnson. Sirleaf? Charles, silly was a deputy governor at the central Bank of Liberia when the banknotes were illegally ordered. According to Liberian Justice minister so Lee has denied any wrongdoing. The US embassy in Monrovia commissioned, the probe pulling reports that about eighty seven million euros worth of Liberian dollars disappeared. An amount equal to nearly five percent of the west African countries GDP lupita neon. Go one of the stars of Black Panther is also returning to Star Wars. She leads today's birthday roundup and will return to play the motion capture character mass cantata, I just remember looking around me on set and just feeling like I was in another tone altogether neon. Go talking with Vanity Fair. She's thirty six Mark Paul Gosling stars in the new series, the passage, but says his kids friends are most impressed with his first big role from the ninety s sitcom saved by the bell. They think you're hot mic. They think the characters they like you now too. How does that make you feel? So I asked what hasn't make it feels like neck Ostler talking with access. He's forty five. Ron Howard's next film. Hillbilly LG is based on the JD. Vance memoir of growing up in the rust belt and the ups and downs of working class America as far as why Howard chooses the projects. He does it sort of a chemical thing. I mean, I think it's an immediate. It's from a motion. I have an emotional reaction to an idea or a subject, maybe it's the world Howard speaking at adobe max, he's sixty five and Javier Bardem in Israel life wife, Penelope Cruz play. Former lovers in the thriller. Everybody knows.