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WASP Documentarian Erin Miller
"I'm talking today to Aaron Miller. Now, Erin is not a pilot, but she is the granddaughter of a wasp that's women's airforce service pilots, and she has a fascinating story to tell. So Aaron, thank you so much for being with us today. Thank you for having me your welcome so What I'd like is for you to to share with us what what your grandmother has shared with you about her flying story, and then we'll get to your story of how you how you made things right for your grandmother. But can you tell us how she got her starting aviation? So. My Grandmother. Elaine. Dan. For harmon was born in Baltimore Maryland in Nineteen nineteen and she grew up in the city and was born at home in her house. And had two siblings and was very independent. sporty did a lot of rotor bike and very athletic growing up and she attended the University of Maryland in College Park. Maryland for college. and. She did lots of activities there as well. She was a cheerleader she was on the rifle team swim team. She was in a sorority in all kinds of things very active and her senior year of college. She saw an advertisement in the school newspaper for the civilian. Pilot Training. program. Which I'm sure your listeners are familiar with but it was a program in the nineteen thirties to have more people in the United States prepare to get a pilot's license and Senate was I guess subsidized by the US government and it was offered through a lot of universities and university. Of Maryland was one of them. And Anyway. So they had an advertisement for this program where you could learn how to fly and it costs thirty five dollars. Or forty dollars and you got thirty five hours of flight training and ground school and whatever. So my grandma thought that would be cool. So she applied and at the time which doesn't sound like a big deal you're signing up for a class nowadays. But back, then if you were a woman, they only accepted one woman for every ten men in the class. So you kind of had to I don't I never asked her if there were comp competition about this or she just happened to be the only woman that applied I don't really know but anyway. So, she asked her dad for the money and she also had to get a permission slip signed because she was female and under the age of twenty one and not married. So her dad had to sign a permission slip and that's how she initially took pilot training lessons West, through this program at the University of Maryland. Very. Cool. So after she got her thirty five hours, did she continue to fly on her own? Not Really she I think she did a little bit but she basically that was in nineteen, hundred forty, sue her last year of college. She got her pilot's license and then not too long after that, she got married in the summer of nineteen forty one. To my grandfather, and then as your listeners I'm sure. Well, aware six months later Pearl Harbor happened. So I don't think you flying around was generally something that happened. A Lot. So at that point, my grandmother and grandfather were moving around a lot to support the war effort they lived in Ohio at one point for a while and we're kind of working at different places. And and so how did she get back into? So in nineteen, forty, three, I believe there was an big. The Women Airforce Service pilots kind of became newsworthy and there was a little bit of news about them. Newsreel. The old newsreels are in life magazine, and so my grandmother heard about this program called the WAAS. And thought she could apply and she asked my grandfather. If he thought it would be a good idea and he thought it would be a great idea for her. So she applied and she kind of didn't really think she would get in because she really the most she had done was that civilian pilot training program she didn't have a lot of hours. And she kind of applied and thought oh well, we'll see what happens but they accepted her. So that's how she ended up becoming one of the Watson. Then she started training in April of Nineteen, forty four where did she go for Carini? She was in sweetwater Texas Avenger field, which is in western Texas. About an hour west of Abilene Texas. Now. Did your grandfather go there with her when she went there No. So my grandfather was an engineer and he later became a patent attorney, but he was not in the service because he had a physical defect so he was So, he couldn't serve in the army. But he was I think recruited I would say by a company to actually manufactured airplane parts called Jack and Heintz which some people may not because I've seen their parts in the in the warbirds He got sent to Asia to work on a plan to repair aircraft for the US military in theater in the Pacific. So the planes didn't have to be sent back to the continental United States to be repaired to save time. So he got sent over there to work on that program as a civilian, and so he was gone during this time when she was trainy. tweet water. Aircraft was she trained in? So she was trained on I think they were all trained on basic plane. So things like the the steersman PT, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, eighty, sixes, bt, Thirteen's neither all planes that she was training on. And what did she eventually flawed she I assume she was multi current and flew a lot of different airplanes as wasp. Yes. So all the WAAS flu lots of different planes and there were groups of wasps that were trained to fly every plane that was produced during World War Two from little trainer planes all the way up to be twenty nine bomber. So not every wasp was trained to fly every plane obviously but they're little groups trained to fly like you know pursuit crafter bombers or whatever. So. She was trained to fly bt thirteen's to train men in instrument training. So that was her job after she graduated. So she was transferred to Nellis Air. Base. In Las Vegas. And with her best friend from the WAAS Maggie Gee and Magnesia was to- target pilot in Las Vegas. So they were transferred there and my grandma trained men on instrument training in the thirteen. And she was also has some time as a co-pilot on the B seventeen.
A Kennedy is on the ballot in Massachusetts. Here's why he's not guaranteed a victory.
"And out front up next we're. Just. From one of the most closely watched primaries this year a young Kennedy on the ballot in Massachusetts but can he unseat a seventy four year old incumbent? Because it's about ideas I am the youngest guy. In. This race. Tonight and the fight for twenty twenty a usual dynamic emerging Massachusetts ahead of tomorrow's Democratic Senate primary. The incumbent in his seventies was support from progressives, his challenger young and Kennedy Manu. Raju is out front. The Hiroshima Political Dynasty the grandson of the leap Robert F Kennedy campaigning to serve in the Senate like his famous great uncles and grandfather before him the. Certainly. I think you're doing great job. Hello. The candidate he's right there. For Life Magazine. Thirty nine year old Joe. Kennedy is facing something unexpected. Seventy four year old senator who has been in Congress for almost forty four years. Has Managed to galvanize support of young voters. Ahead of Tuesday's Massachusetts Senate primary I think that a lot of young people that are our age at least. From from our town have been similarly really inspired by Ed Markey polls show Senator Ed Markey as the favourite threatening to make the four term. The first Kennedy to lose a race in Massachusetts unlike other primaries this year were democratic incumbents have been ousted by liberal newcomers. Marquis has managed to turn that dynamic on its head because it's about ideas. I am the youngest guy. In this race Alexandria, it's been murky seizing the mantle of the insurgent, touting his support of liberal causes at the green new deal and endorsement of the progressive firebrand. Alexandria Cossio Cortes such the green new deal that I introduced Alexandria Cossio. Healthcare justice is on the ballot. That's Medicare for all that I next the Bernie. Sanders. When he introduced it yet, it's been Kennedy with the badging of the party establishment leader Speaker Nancy Pelosi Allies have been frustrated that marquee has not been held to account for full record over four decades like his backing of the Iraq war in two thousand and two the NAFTA deal in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, three, his position on racial issues like school desegregation dating back to the nineteen seventies progressive willing to look those hurdles that's up to a progressive movement. Out. I think an awful lot of folks in many parts of Massachusetts have a different view of that records and what that means to our communities after going door to door in working class Boston neighbors weekend. Kennedy. Accused Marquis of abandoning the state. He's been less time in the state than anybody else delegation in an interview with CNN Marquis fired back there is. No real record of Congressman Kennedy in his eight years leading on issues of of generational change in Washington Kennedy has waited until late in the campaign to stress that it's his family I. Guess It's a fighting. His blood wants to continue in the Senate tried to be really clear that it's GonNa Balance It's not my father, my grandfather brothers or anybody else and. You vote for me you're going to get now Kennedy does pull off an upset on Tuesday night it could be thanks in part to the fact that he is allies have spent more on television advertising than Markey and his allies roughly two million dollars more. But if he loses what Kennedy will do next still an open question we posed that question to him he didn't want to entertain it and said, he looks forward to running through the finish line and celebrating on Tuesday night.
Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91
"On Russell, Kirsch inventor of the Pixel passed away this week. Bit of sad news rest in peace but In case you're wondering who the inventor of the Pixel was. Now you know computer scientists, Russell AAC Kirsch, the inventor of the Pixel and undisputed pioneer of digital imaging passed away on Tuesday in his Portland home from complications arising from a form of Alzheimer's he was ninety one years old Now, Russell might not be name you immediately recognized his contributions to computer science made digital imaging possible born June twentieth nineteen, twenty nine in New York City demographic parents from Russia. and Hungary I attended Bronx High School than nyu Harvard and eventually mit in nineteen fifty one he joined the National Bureau of standards where he worked for fifty years and helped to invent the Pixel and create the first digital photograph It was a one seventy, two by one, seventy, two pixel image of his son Walden created in nineteen, fifty seven and is now iconic and was named. One of life, Magazine's one hundred photographs that changed the world in two thousand three and we have that image appear on the screen One of the first digital images ever created made from two superimposed scans at different thresholds since each pixel could only show one bit of information that being black or white as DP review points out Kirsch never stopped improving and his most famous invention even after retiring in two thousand and one and a twenty, ten interview on wired, he outlined his attempts to create a system that uses. Variable. Shape pixels instead of the squares that have dominated digital imaging since he invented him in that interview, he called square the logical thing to do. But laments that the decision was something rarely foolish that everyone in the world has been suffering from ever since. So at the right bold age of eighty-one, he began working on a masking system that creates six by six pixel areas and an. intelligently. Divides those areas into the two sections that have the most contrast before refusing to pixels on either side of the seem that idea never caught on but he explained the technology and its benefits in detail in a video below it's the thirteen minute long video if you wanted to watch that. But while the incredible accolades described above certainly gives you the sense of Russia Kirsch the. Engineer. The best personal picture of Kirsch probably comes from a two twenty twelve blocked by ant man named Joel Runyon who encountered him in a coffee shop in Portland after revealing net Romanians Computer and images on it probably wouldn't exist or exist as they are without Christmas contributions to engineering and computer science eighty-three-year-old Kirsch shared the following words I. Guess I've always believed that nothing is withheld from us. What we have conceived to do most people think the opposite that all things are withheld from them, which they have conceived to do, and they end up doing nothing Mr, Kirsch may be gone, but his legacy will live on every day in one of the approximately three point eight billion photos that are currently being captured every single day. May He rest in
Finding the Courage to Take a Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity
"Hey welcome a dose of leadership so happy you're to in the end. This is inequity bank-sponsored episode where we have McDonald on the show, she's the owner and publisher of her life magazine. She celebrating her fifth year with her life magazine and the magazine itself has just ended its twelfth year publications. She has franchises in California New York Columbia Missouri Kansas City, she's married. They have two boys Carter Eighth Grade Ten. She's a step mom to another kid seventeen who seventeen she was born and raised in Overland Park Kansas. She attended the University of Georgia on a full ride diving scholarship in Georgia, she was a member of the NCAA National Championship. Team for three consecutive years. Education! Jay earned her masters in sports management. She's a working mom joy. Your family loves to travel ride bikes with their boys, but she chose to take a path one that was not planned, and that's the big takeaway from this lesson. I love. Has she opens up about that because I? Think sometimes particularly moms, and if there have an entrepreneurial bent on entrepreneurial nature to. To Them I think society and Culture and and motherhood pulls him in all kinds of different directions, and I, don't like the term work life balance. I think it's a myth I. Don't think it exists. I. Think it's about priorities again. Having a tremendous amount of self awareness of knowing who you are and what it is, you WanNa compound where you can best serve. And? That's what this episode is about. Tammy. Listen to her gut gutsiness. She knows who she is. He's got tremendous self-awareness. And when an opportunity presented itself, she had that self awareness because she had that self awareness when an opportunity presented itself, she took that leap. She went through that door, not knowing where it was going to take her, but having the wherewithal the big picture ability to understand that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. And she took the lead, not knowing where it's going to take her understanding that fear and uncertainty never goes away. We talk about that all the time here in. In dose of leadership talking to Tammy. It's a great lesson in that and I think that's GonNa be the big takeaway for you. At least it was for me in this episode. It's a really great episode, and she's a really great example, particularly for entrepreneurs or people thinking about jumping into the entrepreneurship arena particularly. If you're a mother with young kids, great example show is brought to you by my friends at Equity Bank. It's been an honor and privilege to have them be sponsors coming. Coming on two years now it's been exciting and fun to get to know them over the past two years to know the leadership to see where they're going to see them. Expand to see them grow currently. They have branches in home in Arkansas, but they got plans to go even farther. They're only going to be growing, and their team knows what it takes start and grow business. They understand the importance of leadership clearly to team that knows how to lead for growth and so if. If, you're kind of tired of you. Bang! You're looking for a bank or your current bank seems like it's more of a follower than a leader and you want to work with the bank that really understand your needs. Encourage you to check out my friends. At Equity, bank, Equity, BANK DOT COM to learn more thanks for listening, and let's join a conversation with Timmy McDonald the owner and publisher of her life magazine in a special series brought to you Equity Bank here on dosing leadership. Tammy welcome dose of leadership. Thanks for coming on the show. Thank you for having me. We were talking a little bit for the recording talking about the challenges of working from home and everything else so have you. I was curious about with this her life magazine. Have you always worked from home? Or did you have? It is an opposite you went into? We are corporate office is in Overland Park Kansas so I primarily work out of there, but I also find myself working a lot from home. So tell me a little bit about the the differences. You know everybody's face with them. Everything turned upside down. What are you doing different over the last couple of weeks? well, we are trying to kind of reestablish. Our distribution model since most of our businesses are closed that we distribute to and we have kind of just. Came come together as a staff and reaching out to clients to see if there's anything that we can do to help them with, because obviously, some of them are open right now, so they're not necessarily doing print advertising so. Doing social media or You know if we can go somewhere. Maybe take once to somebody one day. Just, trying to stay positive. Help our local businesses, so talk a little bit the model of her life magazine I mean you are in your fifth year in the magazine for twelve years right, so are you a franchise owner of her life magazine? Or how does that work? I am actually the franchise war Gotcha. Oh, I own the trademark. We obviously print. Kansas City copy, and then I have franchises in Hell, New York in Columbia. Missouri
Benjamin Moser: Sontag: Her Life and Work
"A biography of Susan's son tag her life and work which has been A controversial book as if a biography could be controversial but nevertheless this is the way it seems. Now do you think of the controversy that seems to have surrounded this book? Well I think a book about Susan Sontag. That wasn't controversial. Would NOT BE A book about Susan? Contact? I think she's somebody who elicited very heavy very visceral and sometimes violent opinions all through her life and I don't really see controversial this book. I see it more as just I hope something. Starting a conversation about an author that I think is more essential than ever man. Santiago was always associated with fashion. She was associated with With photography she was associated with being on the cover of Vanity Fair and the only possible American intellectual who have been on the cover of Vanity Fair. I think the real writers we actually care about are the ones who go on after their deaths. And who have these chances to be reevaluated? I can remember the first time I read. Susan Sonntags First Book. Which was against interpretation? Can you remember the first time you read against interpretation? Yes yeah I can't because I actually hadn't read it until I started working on this book really. I know I had read the photography stuff mainly and then I had read essays from against interpretation. I think I hadn't read the whole book. I'd read notes on camp. I'd read the title essay. Read some of the film essays but what was really exciting about going back to read. It now is that you see a world you see this time which is quite again. It feels contemporary. But it's almost sixty years old against interpretation but you get this whole Panorama of culture and of ideas. That feels very exciting to me. I have to tell you it was the first of her books that I read. I was astonished by it because of the enormity of range of what she's read I mean just when she makes a list of the books that she thinks of you think Oh i. you'd already read that in the early sixties. She was only in her early thirties to show thirty when that book came out before it became fashionable to event. Artaud Susan cared about our Dole. And in fact you know. She seems to know that the time she's living in as opposed to the time she died in was a time when people new things. I- slivered out some quotes from Susan. Let's hear Susan people want to be moved? Is a writer. Want to move people. I was very moved cried. Even a couple of passages that that I was riding this one line that made me laugh. Grimly where I WANNA say I say but I don't feel it's me I feel. It's the book says It it was a time when knowledge was fashionable. Philistinism was unfashionable. And I wrote that line with a great deal of Glee and grimness because the time we live in as a time in which knowledge is unfashionable and Philistine as it was very fashionable. I'm talking to Benjamin Moser. Sonntags biographer. That what you just heard was the very first time I sat face to face was. Susan was from our first conversation and you consider deeply the subject of knowledge and Philistinism and Susan's almost desire to attack the Philistines. Can you talk to me though? I think it's really funny. I think it's one of the great American questions. I think we're living in a time when Philistinism seems triumphant We don't have to name names. But I think we all know who I'm talking about and I think that there's a kind of feeling that we're always being engulfed by the gold escalator and that all the things that in her lifetime worse symbolic of middle-brow Ism whether it was life magazine in the book of the month club or elevator music. All these kind of things. Santi always stood for the opposite of all that crap. Now you you seem to think she becomes as she lives longer and longer harder and harder on the people around her. Tell me what you mean. Tell me what that use a lot of. It might have had to do with the fact that she was physically. Ill a lot of her life when she was forty two. She got stage four breast cancer and almost killed her and she was subjected to this. Very gruesome and horrifying treatment did end up saving her life. And that's in nineteen seventy five to seventy eight. So she's in her mid forties by then and it seemed to me that something did change in her where she got more impatient. She got more Intolerant of certain people. But I think that it's something that's interesting to try to understand what happens but then not dwell on it too much because what I'm really interested in Santiago and what I think makes her relevant is her writing and her ideas. I think that what we're talking about is the person who wrote in the introduction to against interpretation that we need an erotics of art not a Herman Excite Lard and she writes about her fondness for the supremes. Which at that time you take someone go take number of someone's whether it's Irving Howe or saul bellow listening to the supremes. They find it to be quite a surprise that a highly thought of intellectual is talking about the supremes by the end of her life. She's not talking about the supreme sending more and she's not talking about neurotic sue criticism. No well I think it's very important again to think about how old a lot of this is. This is again. It's almost. It's more than fifty years ago in that time in that me. That was really shocking. And it's absolutely hilarious to see the reactions that she got 'cause the thing about the supreme. It's not like she wrote about this frame. She says something about how she likes. The supreme one line nobody. It followed her her whole life. You Point Down Very well and intelligently and correctly in this book that cultural conservatism is has very little to do with political conservatism.
"life magazine" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Publication from life magazine the hundred most important events of a millennium so here's four thousand years one of the most important events in in that bookers even within the top ten events they had events like Columbus discovering America declaration of independence germ theory gunpowder weapons these are things that changed our our world Hitler coming to power was in the top ten in that one makes me think that important events may not be the best term I don't know what I would say Hitler coming to power was important impactful yes these are yeah I was a better term would be the most impactful events for millennium for the thousand years from the year one thousand to two thousand the number one on that list was Gutenberg prince the Bible and it's it's interesting though it wasn't a good mark press it was do bird prints the Bible that one event changed our world that created the Protestant Reformation is what many came to America for yeah I mean just the impact of that event of making scripture more readily available to the common man had a impact on our world life magazine said it was the most impactful important in their title the event of a millennium so but again I don't know that we fully understand to the degree that this book has had an impact on the world and especially for a person living in America whether they know it or not it has impacted their life you know even America is built on many principles found in the Bible the idea that all men are created equal is a biblical concept that's where the founders part of where they they got that concept is that we we are all created in god's image and therefore we are all of equal value in equal worth in god's eyes when you look in the education space for example as our founders established the first public school the very first wall was referred to as the old saying the looter act and the reason of this call that is because they recognize that Satan is a liar scripture tells us that in because he is a liar we want people first of all to be able to read primarily we want them to be able to read the Bible so that they can know the truth that was a bit of the motivation behind the first public school law within America and for most of our history the Bible was central in our education system there's a book that was regularly used as teaching the alphabet and the letter A. was in Adam's fall we send all and then each letter many of them had a biblical reference to them that's how we talk the alphabet it is wells at the university level when you when you look at the university level most of the universities that were established in the early days of our country were built as a Bible seminaries Harvard's in yells look at some of their first purposes and what we will see as they were built upon teaching the Bible and that that this is we we missed a lot today many would think with there's a separation of church and state and yet the education system that was the public system at that time was the.
Luis Venegas on Print Media in an Age of Uncertainty
"Kind of Dream. Save like well someday. I will like to do my own magazine. And since the first one zero seven that was that was in two thousand four. I mean it's like a sixteen years ago and even blocks back event. Where can starting seeing so I mean for me? There was no option. Maybe if I was thinking about when amazing today new I will start with digit or something but at that time I mean black from that the next stage to remain starting little by little. I mean he wasn't something I am not also he wasn't the thing that I will related to the time so yeah. I tried to start and I made them less now. You see you say that if doing something now you imagine it might be digital but I think what I've always loved about what you do. Is that you you honor the magazine as the Phantom jet. You know when when when I think about the magazines that I when I left New Zealand in one thousand nine hundred seventy four. I had three suitcases and one of them was full of magazine and it was. It was like my favorite magazines. It was the life magazine. Charles Manson on the front and it was very the very first issue of Fabulous magazine with the Beatles on the front and it was a David Bowie. God knows they're actually the only ones that are in plastic. I mean everything else Everywhere but the actual physicality of magazine is something that you ana That you very deliberately set out to do with candy. Which was to take your subject. You'll the marginalized people that you wanted to focus on and give them the absolute multi Vogue Treatment Make Candy as glossy and gorgeous and in disposable as it possibly could be guests douglas. The the I mean I I the I mean. When I started to plan the Doing Candy I felt like it was. It should be something white up the opposite of Dr Magazine I wanted to be glossy on his DS huge celebration of all the subjects and although modest that I was hoping to treat in China amazing show. It's not about them. Tell us about. You'll you'll subjects yet. Well as candidate is focus on what I call the transversal. A people People many people I mean the people who know can be maybe often they think is a trans for transgender magazine. But it's not only about trans or transgender people is also an Rajini stays gender nonconformity people drag queens and also The gender people who suddenly go for transformation for one day for a shoot for fun so for me but was the. That's what Games Branka exactly. The BEBOP Franco puts on the coat. Or like it's for Spanish versus kind of ask you about that is so the thing is like I. I said All of those manifestations basically everything that was like Okay go fuck. Gender Denver doesn't matter. Let's celebrate everything. Well if matters of course but it doesn't matter in a way you know as like Let's focus on everything that has to be. Celebrate the around all those many stations. And that's how it came with bursts of grants because it means going from one place another transitioning going you know and then universal transversal. It felt like okay. Maybe this is the word in a way and That's the magazine focus on. I felt like fashion was for a long time taking inspiration from all the transversal world but never pay back. You know it never it never. I mean that was very all of these aren't by Conde. Dining was something about. The people didn't really know many people who can deduct it was maybe it wasn't obscure subject before especially the younger generations. Sheds Allegra K. Let's put it all together in a magazine. Let's see what happens. Let's see he's going to explode or survive? I don't know but you don't want it to be like a political steam or something like a political statement. I want it to be a celebration. Actually a celebration of style. A celebration of awesome intelligence way on humor and everything that's related to fashioning to celebrate the although stinks and indefinitely broad broadening. The concept abuse. See as well Just making beauty side much more of an inclusive idea taking the traditional fashion magazine approach to beauty and then just In
"life magazine" Discussed on WGN Radio
"From palm springs life magazine a magazine I still subscribe to ACS Derek **** how are you Sir great how are you Peter good I mean you're a relative newcomer to the magazine but you're not going to cover the area so what is it about this place that's changed for you because you know I still say and and and and I this goes back to my history with palm springs that for so many years it wasn't changing yeah I've been coming for probably about like ten years and either it's kind of goes both ways you want some things not to change come for the mid century architecture you come for the pools but then you come in things change call an early there's new restaurants and bars new experiences with shopping can we talk about the pools were second let's talk about him because I remember when I first came down here all had two kinds of pools not there was no one there is no middle level it was the little baby pools okay and they were like gargantuan yeah right they were sort of like the old days of town and country and slim Aarons photographer yeah yeah right yeah I mean if you want like the most high tech pool technology you come to greater palm springs date we have pools here that are chilled I didn't even know you could do that but looking to resort and club they have over forty pools that the chill in the summertime so it's never never too hot to get in there and then like to throw ice cubes in no I I'm not a Saint to southern Zach we understand the engineering behind it but I think it's just the opposite of how they would keep the pool with like coils or something like that but yeah and then like salt water pools which are actually really good for you the we have a lot of those here so it kind of runs the gamut of sort of a pool experience once a base year the unofficial poll inspector sure my resume it's looking pretty good tile but even having a pool in palm springs is sort of like you got to do it yeah you do he added and people come yeah you gotta have a nice bar or bar cart and you gotta have a nice pool those are kind of the two prerequisites in in palm springs and let's talk about some stereotypes Kennedy the dry heat you know when I was first coming down here people would say yes palm springs is hot but it's a dry heat of course my answer was yeah my other to dry heat but I don't live there right but now I'm I'm turned around I'm a big fan of the off season I'm I'm actually working on a book right now called the off season about why you want to go to Alaska in February in palm springs in the in in in August and I've always been a huge fan of traveling on the offseason everywhere in the world like go to Italy in December like go to Venice.
The Late George Curry
"The reason I do what I do because I grew up in Alabama and the first black journalists avenue with me. Get A job and couldn't get a job in my hometown newspaper so you will never be able to say you never met a black killed 'cause campuses around the country and some reading they always WanNa know what you think. What topic Us Don't ever have one called anybody who knows me knows that comes comes out but I actually have seen. I actually have a challenge tonight and I hope you make a decision tonight and my topic is in the form of a question. Do you want to be eight of Mamata or do you want to be a thermostat? Let me put it another way. Do you want to measure the temperature? The temperature the late George E curry former editor in chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association New Service Former Editor in chief of emerged magazine author and syndicated columnist. Curry died on Saturday August twentieth. Two Thousand Sixteen. He was sixty nine considered the dean of black press columnists his weekly syndicated column appeared in more than two hundred. African. American newspapers. Curry was a journalist journalist. He began his career. Sports illustrated magazine. The Saint Louis Post dispatch and then the Chicago Tribune where he became the New York girl. Cheap two thousand three. The National Association of Black Journalists named him journalist of the year he is also in a BJ's list of most influential black journalists of the twentieth century. Curry was unapologetic. Stewart and champion for the Black Press and frequent need for it in the civil rights narrative. He was deeply committed to fostering the next generation of journalists of color. They became the founding director of the Saint. Louis Minority Journalism Workshop in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy seven. I'm Johnnie O. Hanson junior and welcome to another edition of in Black America on this week's program a tribute to the late. George E curry in Black America emerged was a news magazine that was published for ten years up the year. Two thousand I was editor to the last seven years. In fact we have a book coming out in July called the best of emerge at Ballantine books a publishing in your arm of a random house and it has the best collection of Of Our stories over the years so it's very different and quite frankly one day soon. I expect this starbucks. We got the most attention. Because the way we Took on Clarence Thomas. Random as the amount of his head and they me ram two years later. The lawn jockeying for all right and That's the kind of thing that you've seen. Single Clarence comes today. People mentioned that though. That's that's not the stores I'm most proud of. I'm most proud of Australian Kemba Smith who was arrested. Twenty four give a twenty four year. Mandatory sentence been Amman. Mine are basically going with drug dealer. I mean the Fed said she needed sold or used drugs But she was very attached as ringleader. Who have been killed and We ran to cover stories on and ran a couple of other stories. In addition to that a couple of years ago she was pardoned by bill. Clinton I'll Office Delay George. E Curry is best known for his heir to ship of the former emerged magazine. Most recently for his work as Airdrie and cheap for the National Newspaper Published Association from two thousand to two thousand seven and again from two thousand twelve until last year. Warren George Edward Curry on February. Twenty third nineteen forty seven in Tuscaloosa Alabama is mother worked as a domestic and his father was a mechanic. His father abandoned fan when he was just seven years old leaving him to step into the role of the man of the house assisting his mother in raising three younger sisters and nineteen sixty five. He graduated high school where he was a member of the football team and sports energy to other school newspaper and nineteen sixty six curry moves in New York City way worked for the student. Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He earned his bachelor of Arts degree in history from Knoxville College. In nineteen nine hundred seventy fulfilling a lifelong dream. He began his professional journal. Career as reporter for sports illustrated magazine in nineteen seventy. He was the second African American hired by the publication. Curry died on August. Twenty two thousand sixteen. He was sixty nine. I met curry back in. Nineteen eighty one and N. A. B. J. National Convention in Louisville Kentucky. The following excerpts of interviews from two thousand one and two thousand and three well up up in totally segregated tuscaloosa hours can Segregate my feelings tell people that In terms of the so called gration after drink from separate water fountains right back to the bus go to separate schools and I have very strong feelings about that But at the same time when I look at my black community those black teachers black people who were supportive There's nothing in the world like it and I wouldn't trade if anything you a pretty good athlete. Bet Did all right for the country boy. I play football. Play quarterback When a quarterback call plays from the attendant Knoxville College in Tennessee? I'm Alma Mater and I'm still in the blue. I'm on that board of directors there and what sparked their initial interest in journalism and The newspapers Emma wouldn't do the newspaper hometown the only time they wrote about black people when they were suspected of crime committed crime plan football it being an entertaining and I thought they were so many other stories out there. It'd be told and since they won't go and tell them. I decided I had to be the person to tell them now. What is interesting is that I could get a job my first job out of Knoxville. What is that sports illustrated so I can get a job at Lodges Sports magazine in the world but couldn't get one in my hometown. Newspaper reminded me that every time I go should be sending a thank. You note saying thank you for not hiring me so I can go out and see the world but that meant that meant a lot. I mean that could not get heart my hometown paper and And whenever I go back I remind them how Tuscaloosa be. I was back a couple years ago and they gave me a key to the city then told me it was fine but you didn't open anything. And secondly I wanted to the bank and combination to the vault. But they haven't done that yet. Former editor in chief of emerged magazine. Tell us about that. Publication well merge was a news magazine that was published for ten years up to two thousand. I was editor of the last seven years. In fact we have a book coming out in July call. The Best of emerge at Ballantine books are published in the New York arm of Random House and it has the best collection of Of our stores over the years so it was very different and quite frankly one day soon expected starbuck and what was some of the highlights of of that publication well We did a lot of things and we're proud. We got the most attention because the way we Took on Clarence Thomas Random as the amount of not hit and they may ramp two years later. The Lawn Jockey for all right and That's the kind of thing that you've seen single Clarence Thomas. Today people mentioned that though. That's that's not a lot of stories. I'm I'm most proud of. I'm most proud of Australian Kemba Smith. Who WAS ARRESTED? Twenty four and give it a twenty four year mandatory sentence. I've been Amman mine of exit. Basically go over to the drug dealer. I mean the Fed said she neither Seoul nor use drugs but she was very attached ringleader. Who have been killed and We ran to cover stories on it and ran a couple of other stories in addition to that and Couple of years ago. She was pardoned by bill. Clinton in office and So we're real proud of that story. I'm proudest of is One of my staff members. I fortunately I feel vegetable about young since college lower. Hit a little little experience. Laurie Robinson was all right how she was on my staff and And it really shouldn't be up the whole Staffan certainly are and she's a graduate of Spelman in Atlanta and There was a allegation at Morehouse being raped. Spelman woman and only because laureate toby. She wanted to write a book about her experience. I suggested that she go back there to her alma mater right about that and then we've been home person experience with it and it was just one powerful story and those are the story. I mean a lot of store them reattached. But those are those are the real special with you on the immediate past. President of the American Society of magazine editors in the first african-american Elia and also not from New York. Right right they kinda you gotta be from New York and got to be life. Magazine's the worst newspaper in terms of diversity but They did in all fairness did let me president and it was indeed a Han and You know in fact. I'm coming from a black magazine representing the magazine industry so I was so pleased with that. Your current position as editor in chief of the National Newspaper Published Association. Give us a brief history of that organization and your responsibilities with black presses. About one hundred seventy six years old gotten around fighting against niches slavery and everything else. I have been here. Two years. Essentially is a federation of more than two hundred African American newspapers Most of them weekly and essentially what I do is provide news out of Washington and and National News as well For a member newspapers. And so we've pretty much such service. Washington bureau founders for audience. That aren't really familiar. That are not African Americans. Why has the black press particularly organization the two hundred or so Weeklies still viable in this country today. Well I wish having spent thirty three years journalism most of not into black press. I wish that the media was doing this job. And there'd be no need for the Black Press a Hispanic Women magazine but it but it is not doing. It does a terrible job and still a worse job. I think when I came to business thirty three years ago. So if you're going to get in order to be well informed you have to read from a variety of sources in the first place you know you just can't read just to Austin space when you just read just you know Dallas Weekly. Just can't you gotta read from different sources and so So would ask an American perspective gives you a different look at some of the same national issues and then he's going to be really inform. You need to reap the black newspapers and go out website. black press. Usa DOT COM
"life magazine" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"It was pretty much then and there is fourteen years old I decided I was going to be sick I interest for a couple reasons one is because I thought well maybe I could do some good where I saw no good being done and secondly psychiatrist seem to understand what the hell was going on Anderson was going on in my family and my world and so for me being in the family therapy session with my parents announced understandably if they had enough and they were taking my sister of the hospital I thought this this guy he was a guy psychiatrist really understands things I want to join his ranks Sir you tell the history of how the mentally ill are dealt with in the United States talk about that through de institutionalization and what we're seeing today of the mental asylums of our country are this nation's jails and prisons that's correct the the jails are the the fact of mental asylums of the day you know de institutionalization began in the late fifties early sixties well meaning individuals that a president Kennedy among them we had and these new drugs thorazine and coming on to play lithium come into play and so for the first time people with serious mental illness were able to leave the asylums and they were able to live outside the asylum's the silences time with dreadful places for the most part we're people not getting care and there were quite a number of scandals about them in fact life magazine ran an article in nineteen forty six with the title I have some that's what the thing that was our life magazine called it an exact actually about a mental hospital not that far from where I live it's called Byberry which was closed so one four wheel from well meaning individuals and probably for the best reasons the institutions which were close and mentally ill people went out and hopefully president can he said would be welcomed into the what he called the welcoming arms in the warmth of the community well unfortunately that warmth never came and certainly one of the men the community mental health centers that he built never came and when president Reagan took over as the money for the community health.
'Sontag: Her Life and Work' by Benjamin Moser
"Today I'm very pleased to have as my guest the very brilliant Benjamin Moser who is the author of two biographies of Women Writers The I was a biography of Cou- reese the specter which did a good deal of bringing the Specter a writer who spent a good majority of for life in Brazil to the attention of American readers and the second is the biography of Susan's son tag her life and work which has been a controversial book as if a biography could be controversial but nevertheless this is the way it seems now what do you think of the controversy that seems to have surrounded this book well I think a book about Susan Santa that wasn't controversial would not be a book about Susan's contact I think she's somebody who elicited very heavy very visceral and sometimes violent opinions all through her life and I don't really see this controversial this book I see it more as just I hope it's something starting a conversation about an author that I think is more essential than ever Monsanto was always associated with fashion she was associated with with photography associated with being on the cover of Vanity Fair and the only possible American intellectual who could have been on the cover of Vanity Fair I think the real writers that we actually care about are the ones who go on after their deaths and who have these chances to be reevaluated I can remember the first time I read Susan Sonntags First Book which was against interpret Tation can you remember the first time he read against interpretation yes I can't because I actually hadn't read it until I started working on this book really I know I had read the Auger fi stuff mainly and then I had read essays from against interpretation I think I hadn't read the whole book I'd read notes on Camp I'd read the title essay I'd read some of the film essays but what was really exciting about going back to read it now is that you see a world you see this time which is quite again it feels contemporary but it's all most sixty years old you know against interpretation but you get this whole Panorama of culture and ideas that feels very adding to me I have to tell you it was the first of her books that I read I was astonished by it because Some of the enormity of range of what she's read I mean just when she makes a list of the books that she thinks of you think Oh my you'd already read that in the early sixties choose only in her early thirties to thirty when that book came out before it became fashionable to avert Arto Susan cared about our toll and in fact you know she seems to no that the time she's living in as opposed to the time she died in was a time when p do new things I- slivered out some quotes from Susan let's hear Susan people want to be moved on is a writer want to move people I was very moved cried even a couple of passes that I was riding this one line that made me laugh grimly where I wanna say I say but I don't feel it's me the book says it was a time when knowledge was fashionable Philistinism was unfashionable and I wrote that line with a great deal of Glee and grimness has a time we live in as a time in which knowledge is unfashionable Philipson as it was very fashionable I'm talking to Benjamin Moser son tags biographer that what you just heard was the very first time I sat face to face with Susan from our first conversation and You considered deeply the subject of knowledge and Philistinism and Susan's almost desire to attack the Philistines can you talk to me that I think it's really funny I think it's one of the great American questions I think we're living in a time when Philistinism seems triumphant we don't have to name names but I think we all know who I'm talking about and I think that there's a kind of feeling that we're always being engulfed by the gold escalator and the the all the things in her lifetime worse symbolic of Middle Brow Ism whether it was life magazine in the book of the month club or elevator music all these kind of things Santiago always stood for the opposite of all that crap now you seem to think she becomes as she lives longer and longer harder and harder on the people around her tell me what you mean tell me what that means a lot of it might have had to do the fact that she was physically ill a lot of her life when she was forty two she got stage four breast cancer and it almost killed her and she was subjected to this very gruesome horrifying treatment that did end up saving her life and that's nineteen in seventy five to seventy eight so she's in her mid forties by then and it seemed to me that something did change in her where she got more impatient she got more intolerant of certain people but I think that it's something that's interesting to try to understand what happens but then AH dwell on it too much because what I'm really interested in in Santiago and what I think makes her relevant is her writing and her ideas I think that what we're talking about is a person who wrote in the introduction to against interpretation that we need an erotics of art not a her renewed ix of art and she writes about her fondness for the supremes which at that time you take some on won't take any number of someone's whether it's Irving Hauer Saul bellow they're not listening to the supremes they find it be quite a surprise that a highly thought of intellectual is talking about the supremes by the end of her life she's not talking about the supreme sending more and she's not talking about neurotic criticism no well I think it's very important again to think about how old a lot of this is this is again it's almost it's more than fifty years ago in that time and in that year that was really shocking and it's absolutely really hilarious to see the reactions that she got because the thing about the supreme it's not like she wrote about this frame she said something about how she likes the supremes in one line nobody it followed her the whole life but you point down very well and intelligently and correctly in this book the Cultural Conservatives awesome is has very little to do with political conservatism. Well this is another idea that I think has been forgotten sondheim comes out of a world where out of me education where what she means a small C. conservatism is starting off with Plato and Aristotle and going up to Dante and Shakespeare through the great modern poets and that love that syllabus that Canon that became extremely unfashionable and now I think we're in a world where people aren't reacting against Beethoven you know they don't even know who Beethoven is Dante Shakespeare and so both the people who wanted to modernize that and expand it for example to feminist African American authors those people lost out just as much as the people who wanted it closed for political reasons from the right wing and what happens in that song tag is very perceptive about time and time again it said it all lose out to money it always is out to consumerism and so what happens is you know famous a great painting becomes an expensive painting a great song becomes a song that gets a lot of play on the radio a lot of clicks on the Internet and that's the thing we're in now come talking once again to Benjamin Moser Susan Sonntags biographer in a book from Echo called Sawa tag do you think that you're writing a biography of Susan or in addition a biography of her times well I think both the book is called Sante her life and work and those are two things that are complementary but I'd really there's a lot I'd like people to remember that people don't remember people don't member for example that it was quite common for women to write their husbands books as happened to attack yes fascinated yeah I had no idea will I didn't either I've inhabited this world of the great female intellectuals having done Clarissa Specter before and then Sante it's a world that generation of my grandparents grandmother's generation that I'm familiar with and so about three months ago this piece came out in the Guardian announcing that I had discovered that Sante had actually written the book upon which her husband's career was based book called for the mind with moralist and this piece went viral everybody was talking wrote me and they said are you kidding this happen to everybody nobody wire people so surprised and the reason they're surprise is that I think feminism has made so many gains is that people have forgotten what it was like so when you're talking about a history of her life and times when she applied she's got Souza's very brilliant student and she comes into the World king world and she applies for a job at a magazine and her friend a male friend says well the fact that you're a woman is a real problem but we're going to try to help them get over that and that was a totally normal thing to say to a woman at that time now you would get sued and you know rightly so a lot of the ideas that we think are able in in our culture whether you think about the position of African Americans do you think about the position of women are homosexuals or all these things they've changed really radically and one of the things I think a book like the biographies and Sonic can do is trace the evolution of these ideas so that's the part that I find fascinating because sometimes she's ahead of things and somehow she's behind wind and sometimes she's struggling to understand new ideas as they come into the world it's a fascinating
Mary Ann Van Hoof and Her Marian Apparitions
"Just before noon on August Fifteenth Nineteen Fifty Mary Anne Van Hoof stepped out of her farmhouse in the Cedar Wisconsin and who then knelt before a statue of the Virgin Mary but she wasn't alone. An estimated one hundred thousand spectators leaders had gathered outside of her home according to life magazine. These spiritually fanatical and level-headed citizens king came from all over the country by chartered buses and specially routed trains there were around seventeen thousand cars parked on the farm. They filled that Wisconsin field to hear a message from Van Hoof who claim she had been visited by visions of the Virgin Mary six times over the last few months and today the saint was poised to appear again uh as van who shifted her attention the crowd hushed then she spoke into a microphone and Shared the Virgin Mary's latest revelation she urged the people to pray do penance and sacrifice she issued warning about Korea in said black clouds are coming to America the pessimism wasn't totally warranted the Cold War loomed the Soviet Union had detonated its first atomic bomb and earlier that year Senator Joseph me carthy said Communist had infiltrated the State Department. The New York Times reported that Van Hoof left the scene in ears and while observers saw nothing unusual the Associated Press reported that the faithful were satisfied and believed the virgin Mary had been in their presence Van Hoof Was Philadelphia Native who later moved to Wisconsin religion scholars say she was baptized Catholic but not reared in the church her mother a spiritualist believed the spirits of the dead could communicate with the living in the nineteen thirties van hoof answered an ad for housekeeper you're placed in a publication called Wisconsin farmer and agriculturist the ad was placed by devout Catholic memed Godford in who they married four months later then who've said the Virgin Mary first appeared to her on November Twelfth Nineteen Forty Nine the Lacrosse diocese initially held back judgment Van Hoof saying it needed time to investigate her claims but it took a dimmer you as the crowds in the sita grew and pilgrims made claims of miracle cures in one thousand nine hundred fifty one van Hoof was ordered to stop spreading pamphlets about her visions and to dismantle the shrine she built known today as the Queen the Holy Rosary media tricks between God and man she refused but the following year she agreed to undergo a Wendy medical exam the Church's request Di she's officials condemned vanhoose claims in nineteen fifty five but that didn't stop her father there's a new investigation was ordered in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine and her claims were condemned again the following year still then who her supporters continued hundreds of families from around the country uprooted their lives and move to Sita to be part of the shrine community they believed in time church officials would change their minds in one thousand nine hundred seventy five The Diocese called the group Occult emplaced Van Hoof in several followers under an interdict meaning they were denied sacraments from outside the church according to dicing records then who said she continued to receive private revelations from the Virgin Mary until her death
Why does the federal government provide comprehensive care to those with end stage renal disease but not to those with other life threatening illnesses?
"This is dr michael wilks with a second opinion in one thousand nine. Hundred sixty five medicare was enacted as a piece of social legislation to provide health care for all elderly as the legislation was being modified congress added one last minute amendment that provided care for all people with end stage kidney disease out of all the diseases for which the federal government could provide comprehensive care. Why did did they choose end stage. Kidney disease to cover will to understand this. We need to go back to the nineteen fifties. After world war two researchers in europe and the united states began to develop a machine that would function as an artificial kidney a process that would soon begin to be called dialysis <music> by the end of the nineteen sixties those with end stage renal disease who could afford it purchased this life prolonging treatment. The problem home was that few could afford it and it was not covered by private insurance in addition. There were not nearly enough dialysis machines for all those who needed treatment usually three to four times a week for life in one thousand nine hundred sixty to the dallas issue became front and center owner after shayna alexander journalist for life magazine published an article detailing how this new remarkable technology was is being rationed by a committee which decided who lived and who died based on a person's ability to pay the idea of rationing a scarce and expensive life-saving technology was abhorrent to american society of the nineteen sixties. The public press press the federal government for a response the v._a. Was the first to respond it opened thirty dallas centers for veterans but others had no no access to services and besides the federal government had no legal authority to pay for the care of other americans an expert committee that was convened recommended that the federal government start a national kidney treatment program because as they explained kidney failure failure was the only condition we're money separated people from life or death will in fact it was not the only condition but the concept had traction unfortunately at that time we're in the midst of the vietnam war and large amounts of non defense department money was scarce ears but several legislators both democrats and republicans pushed hard for coverage for stage kidney disease senator scoop jackson action from washington state learned at a close friends life was prolonged by dialysis and other constituents didn't have access to the same treatment so he pushed especially hard for some sort of universal coverage for several years in a row he introduced legislation nation until it finally passed in one thousand nine hundred seventy two so it has been since one thousand nine hundred seventy two that the federal government's medicare has cover for dallas's and transplant services for nearly all people at that time government and the public fills the moral cost of allowing the americans to dive a treatable condition was far greater than the actual cost of care now today we have so many clinically effective treatments including expensive medicines that are a matter of life and death and many are simply not available to the poor or even the middle. It'll class. What we seem to have lost is the bipartisan moral compass to tackle these difficult problems. This is dr michael wilks with as second opinion.
"life magazine" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Was quoted in life magazine as saying for my money Tony Bennett is the best in the business he was born Anthony Benedetto when the Astoria neighborhood of queens in New York City on this day August third nineteen twenty six and he's still going strong so happy ninety third birthday to Tony Bennett but Michigan CBS news twenty five time now for money news on KYW on Wall Street Friday the Dow Jones spelled ninety eight and a half points nasdaq also offer hundred seven S. and P. was down twenty one and a half here's Bloomberg's Gina Cervidae a couple of years ago Starbucks started sweetening some drinks with cascara the skin in pulp of the coffee cherry now Nestle says it has come up with a sustainable way to make chocolate taste sweet without adding any sugar it's using the white pulp that covers the cocoa bean the fact that the hope that they're using here to sweeten the chocolate is usually thrown away or or discarded after use really played into that idea of food waste and recycling and using the youth waste elements in a productive way your important is with researcher euro monitor international he says nestles lower sugar chocolate recipe also me to growing consumer demand for simpler ingredient list one of the advantages of the kit kat lunch here is sincere using that same year couple being concerned with that as a single ingredient this fall in Japan Nestle will start selling kit kat bars made with the new recipe Nestle plans to introduce the new popes weakening technique in more countries next year with money news from Bloomberg on K. Y. W. I'm Gina survey police locate the mother of an abandoned baby in upper Darby and she's fifteen years old that's coming up on KYW news radio give your vehicle tires a deep shine that last.
"life magazine" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"You're waiting shore. And as you Wade ashore with the water as it's receding you're getting shot at by my machine guns by mortars and other kinds of weaponry. It's a recipe for disaster. And so aware of this tactical challenge. Cross coral reefs alerted the marines to try and study this problem the challenge for them was they weren't able to convince the navy that this was a problem. And so we'll see how that works now. So we could pose this question. How would the navy and the Marine Corps reconcile their opportunity costs and the resource constraints to meet these requirements for mechanized amphibious assault. Well know that after World War. One concludes. We talked about the Washington conference, and how the US navy was restricted by treaty regulations and prohibitions on how big the surface sleep could really be. Well, in the midst of that budgetarily austere environment for the navy is appreciating how much is Evaporating out of their hands. Terms of worship tonnage. The navy was the Marine Corps was approached by an industrial designer we've highlighted him in another class named Walter Christie, and he built this amphibian tank on his own time with the hopes of securing war contracts. And there you see marine testing it in the Caribbean in the early nineteen twenty s and the Marine Corps would have loved to buy one. But for want of a nail for want of a dollar the navy at this precise moment was not inclined to spend any money whatsoever on the Marine Corps, especially on an innovative unproven box. Ultimately. And so the marines had to turn down this opportunity to build what they thought might actually provide them a means of defense as well as to create some firepower to roll their forces ashore, they had great hopes for it. Note that they weren't building it themselves. An industrial designer on his own dime. Had come up with it. With the navy rather build ships like the Zona, you bet. And so in that era, very much Marine Corps, appropriations budgetary programs or new types of programs were subjected to alternately navy whims. Just like Walter Christie, another industrial designer an innovator who's actually not looking to make a buck because he's already rich. His name was Donald Roebling, and we can see him in the end set in the middle. He's got the dark pants on a close to the fellow in the white. But here we have a couple of different designs that Roebling had built prototypes of what he considered to be a swamp. Rescue vehicle. Where's Roebling living at the time was living on the Gulf Coast of Florida close to Tampa? And the he lives in a town called Clearwater. But the reason he's wealthy has to do with a lot to do with his engineering inclinations than aptitude Roebling family had already constructed the Brooklyn Bridge. They were engineers inventors had built steel cable suspension systems pioneered their construction and so young Roebling retired to Florida. And there in the nineteen thirties in the midst of the great depression there were series of hurricanes displaced people and stranded them in the middle of swamps. And what Roebling came to appreciate was that. It was difficult for rescuers to say drive a truck through swampy terrain or to get a boat through some of the mangrove root systems. And as a result people died that didn't necessarily need to die for want of a rescue amphibian Roebling took his own money and invested in building this contraption and earlier models in the backdrop and then later models, which he would cannibalize and improve continuing designs. Ultimately, this vehicle is built for saving people in the Everglades saving people in lake Okeechobee. It's it's not for military purpose. That's not his vision. So happens that life magazine portrayed several page display of Rowling's contraption diving off the seawall off of Tampa Bay air into the Tampa Bay of climbing up in the swamps and around rugged terrain and low and behold, the fellow who reads it is a navy Admiral in San Diego. And that Admiral had been working with the Marine Corps for for some years on landing processes on 'em fibia operations, and he was alert to the possibility of the marines could make use of this. So what does he do passes his copy of life over to Marine Corps, general felony general Louis McCarty little and he says, hey. This might be what you're looking for. What is general little do? He sends it to headquarters Marine Corps in Washington DC. Hey, we need to investigate this Roebling design. It could be the alternative for the Christie vehicle. We never built. And so life magazine opened up a new door. And alternately know that at precisely the same time that life magazine, would would publish this expose the Japanese imperial Japanese forces were in the midst of conquering Shanghai invading China in a goal to concrete. So if anything that the acute sensitivity. To the prospect of war in Asia was inflamed. At the very moment that Japan is invading China. And then the marines understand that there might be a technical solution to this ongoing unresolved problem, how do you cross a coral reef at low tide? The challenge, of course, was how do you convince somebody to make a war machine if they haven't made it for that purpose? The team that actually arrived at Donald rumblings estate in Clearwater, Florida. Discover that Roebling was more than happy to talk to the Marine Corps is very cordial. But he didn't want to turn his machine into a war machine. It built this force while rescue not for carrying soldiers marines shore. And so he demurred. A year later as war clouds continue to darken into nineteen thirty eight to thirty nine and it was obvious that war in Europe or war was engulfing Europe. It had already engulfed parts of Africa. It was stretching across China Roebling consented to allow the navy and the Marine Corps to use his design with the goal of mass producing it. The challenge was he built one. Yeah. He built several prototypes. But he just built one. And when the navy approached him and said why why is it nine feet ten inches wide? Because the navy's always concerned about the dimensions of craft and whether they can fit in the holds of cargo ships, whether they have cranes that can support the weight of a particular vehicle or craft and lower it down or whether there's an elevator big enough to to help it to basically put it into the sea rolling answer that question fairly simply it's nine hundred ten inches wide because the gates of my outside my estate are our ten feet and the the my garage is opening his ten feet wide. So I gotta drive it in there need a little in Chinese side and he's series. So in that sense rumblings understanding of design was very much like what we could call a Silicon Valley designer building say a computer in their garage rumblings built the empha- the and tractor garage. He's tested it in swimming pool. He's tested it off his beachfront estate very much a scratch built in endeavor. He doesn't even have blueprints. Whereas. He got the parts. Whereas you've got the talent to build it only add some of it himself. But he orders parts out of automotive catalogs. He contracts with a local firm to scratch build other machinery that he needs. He hires a team of engineers and spends a lot of money in the great depression. I might add now with respect to this vehicle rumblings built one and I've highlighted in the bottoms of the side that wants war explodes in Europe. Shortly after Poland is conquered by by by Nazi forces invited by the Soviets to the bureau of ships allocates money for the Marine Corps to acquire one one vehicle. That's it one. Over the next year as things and even more. The bureau of ships Roebling will agree to build two hundred the challenges has no clue how to build them. He signs the paperwork without any idea whatsoever of how do I make two hundred in my garage, the challenge then for the navy and for Roebling is to actually deliver on the contract. Two hundred enough. Probably not. Very little on American history on C span radio talking about innovations and American manufacturing during World War Two. So this pathway of mass production was initiated in part. Due to the observation of one officer of something in life magazine. Was it inevitable that the Marine Corps would actually have an empathy and tractor by? No means you could call it chance or providence. Ultimately, we need to figure out this dynamic of why the navy would choose to invest in the MTV and tractor clearly for twenty years in the Marine Corps had made a point that it wanted to have something like this and the navy had proved indifferent. By the time of nineteen forty one. By the time of nineteen forty one Nazi forces control, the continent of Europe. And it was clearly evident to the navy at this point that if they're going to find their way in Europe, again, they have to the American forces will have to fight their way ashore. So the navy comes to appreciate the need for specialized landing craft and landing vehicles and the needs of projecting power ashore. It's a lot more acute at this moment. And it so happens that at precisely this moment the budget skyrockets defense appropriations in the United States go from a hovering in the realm of about a billion to more than six billion dollars virtually overnight. So the navy has money to spend, and it has the awareness that it needs to provide its amphibious forces, the means to get ashore. But how do you mass produce something, especially when the one design that you have has been scratched built in a garage. Enter a food machinery corporation or F M C. And this map. Here depicts basically FMC's operations various industrial plants and facilities had about this very time. Donald Roebling had worked with FM see in the nineteen thirties to scratch, build some of these parts for his prototypes. Now, what does FM sea food machinery, I might add with headquarters and operations in citrus? Glow of rich places such as Florida and southern California, especially also what builds is pesticide sprayers. Irrigation. Equipment machines to harvest and pick fruit and package them. But Roebling has a pre existing relationship with FM. See they have a small facility in Dunedin Florida, which is really close to Clearwater. And so he and the navy approach. FM? See you're a corporation. You have factories you mass produce things could you retool perhaps and build a war machine? You never provided defense contracts before or any defense needs are built a vehicle. Could you do it? And to his credit Paul Davies, the then president of FMC depicted in the upper left Paul Davies on opportunity to serve the nation. And to serve FMC's interest as well shareholders. And so Paul Davies said sure we can build this thing, we'll partner with Roebling and the navy will mass produce the landing vehicle tracked or LV t the Amtrak as it came to be called. Davies appreciated that FMC had no experience in building vehicles. He has a few key people that work in the industrial belt in in facilities. Such as in Lansing, Michigan. But he'll hire people out of the automotive industry to help FM FMC develop these mass production techniques and develop the resident expertise one would need to build war machinery. But one of the key misconceptions about war production is usually that you can only do one of two things it's this or that either or you can do guns or butter and the case of FM see in one sense it's involved in the butter industry is involved in agriculture..
"life magazine" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"The average theme pace fifty percent of his income in consumption and income taxes. That's right. I said fifty percent why earning. Fifteen percent less than the average American auto taxes. An average American has a twenty seven percent higher disposable income than the date. Don't get me wrong. Gray windows, aside, then my has much to recommend it. It's just that being a socialist paradise isn't one of I'm entrepreneur Peterson economists send up starters in Copenhagen Denmark for junior goes to notice he said one in five parent has his or her child in private school. That's twenty percent. That's twice the percentage in this country. If it's such a paradise. Topi? Why would so many people opt out of the government school system? And put their children in private education. If the universal health coverage is so great. Why is private sector medicine growing rapidly in Denmark? And I've told you about the time Bernie Sanders went to Sweden was in the airport and was talking to young people and ask them how much do you pay for college that we we don't pay anything? How much you pay for education? Must you pay for for health care? How much you pay for childcare? We don't pay anything. That's too bad. Not too bad free. It's not free. Speaking about the private sector this article in the hill called this Earth Day reflect on the environmental progress made possible by human flourishing. Today is the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. It was two years after book came out by guy named Paul Ehrlich called the population bomb bestseller. Predicted that unless governments intervene rapidly to reduce the number of humans who are being reproduced. Hundreds of millions of people would die every year by the end of the nineteen seventies. Life magazine that same year? Predicted that city-dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution by the end of the decade. Well. Nineteen ninety that percentage of people living in extreme poverty has fallen. From thirty five percent. Ten percent. Next because of capitalism. Free markets in places like India, and China, although China will call it something else. Quote, rather than famine we have experienced one of the greatest miracles in human history of two billion people have escaped poverty of quote. Regarding the gas mask stuff that life magazine predicted city-dwellers would have to wear by the end of the nineteen seventies. Didn't hesitate the adoption of the catalytic converter. Grammatically reduced small here in Los Angeles. It was a cap and trade program for sulfur dioxide. They created a market incentive for industries to reduce the pollution that led to what was called acid rain. Demand for electric hybrid vehicles, reducing air urban air pollution, even further. Quote. What's been the overriding theme of these improvements? He writes, human prosperity rather than being a threat to the environment. Frees us to pursue our environmental values as a scientist, grow wealthier. They have more resources to dedicate to recovering species improving air quality and water quality and responding to climate change close to the.
"life magazine" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Life magazine dot com. Simple as that Gina at whole life magazine dot com. Lots of great contributors, including many of them who are coast to coast guests Gina at whole life magazine dot com. Paranormal day dot com is available for you. It is a growing website for people wanting to meet each other who simply get it. And if you go to our website look at the highlight reel, they're all those little dots down there. The second one from the right click that you'll see the fifteenth second commercial. It was pretty interesting. I think you'll like it how big foot goes on a date with an alien gray. I kid you not. Instantly ageless that's the way you can preserve youth. Science has come a long way in helping us look younger. Now, we have an amazing product to give you near instant results with bags under your eyes on lines wrinkles and pores, it's called instantly ageless in less than two minutes to manic changes to your looks. No needles. No pain is still ageless is a cream applied lightly and allowed to dry look younger and intern feel younger and do it in minutes, even doctors agree instantly ageless works like this from the Rachel Ray show, certified German-Polish actor Whitney are looking to turn back the clock on a budget in in the privacy of your own home. But actually some recent technologies emerging almost like changes the behavior of the scan on this kid. We're going to try a product. You know, go back stage will literally just put it on. So we'll put on a really thin layer. And we're gonna see a sort of. And then she went off to try product called instantly age ageless instantly..
Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95
"But kissing sailor in the iconic photo of the Times Square celebration at the end of World War Two has died. Officially the photo was called VJ day in Times Square. But it came to be known simply as the kiss the photo. First published in life magazine, captured a sailor kissing a woman in a nurse's uniform in Times Square on August fourteenth, nineteen forty five the day, Japan, surrendered ending World War Two. The sailor was George Mendonca the nurse was Greta Zimmer. Friedman Madonna's daughter tells the Providence Journal her father died Sunday at an assisted living facility in Middletown Rhode Island. He was ninety
Sailor in iconic 1945 Times Square kiss photo dies
"The US sailor from the iconic life magazine photo known as the kiss has died. George Mendoza was on leave in Times Square in nineteen Forty-five. When the news broke of America's victory over Japan. He grabbed a nurse. He had never met named Greta Friedman and gave her a kiss Friedman died in two thousand sixteen Mendoza died yesterday at a nursing home in Rhode Island. He was ninety
"life magazine" Discussed on B&H Photography Podcast
"Together had had done great stories and more than anything else and liked each other and had fun and wanted to keep doing it but more than anything else it was life it was life and we and we all felt like me especially we went it down we felt that way let's you've got using your and you are i mean it really is i the way you just put it again it was it was it was a it was a you know i've had a few hard moments in my life but the other ones were personal gotcha and this this was really this is really a moment and what was the timeframe between that meeting that you had with your boss and the final issue coming out and these conversations you right well that's another so we and so we had this conference so i don't know was maybe three days from when my boss told me and then i told my top people and then we had this meeting and then we had to put out one more issue and that was really hard but it ended up being you know yeah goodbye issue did you did you form it that way or no it you know it wasn't we had some i can't i can you know i remember as we had a story by elizabeth gilbert who wrote eat pray love in the issue and she wrote a beautiful story about a swimming hole and and that felt like fitting goodbye okay we're gonna take a short break and we come back more about life the magazine and life dot com with ill shapiro stay tuned we hope you're enjoying this edition of the h. photography podcast send us a tweet at be h photo video pash tag h photo podcast okay we are back with bill shapiro so life magazine as we knew it comes to an end in two thousand seven and then chew years later rises from the ashes as life dot com what was it like coming back into that office with i imagine in that two years the atmosphere and just the dynamics of time life changed dramatically so i had continued during that period of working time i was called a development editor and i was helping to develop new magazines to launch or overseeing sections that were kind of being reimagined in different magazines so so i was so i was still there in and being creative and this idea for life dot com started to sort of percolate and we developed it and kind of a skunk works you know like could this work how what what's this idea there was nothing else like this with in time life that you kinda modeling is on this was the first of its way the way that it was conceived was really interesting so there were about twelve million images in the time life archive in the library extraordinary number of images all of these taken by life staff taga offers going all the way back but life had copyright on all of these everything that was shot going back was owned by life so that's that's a great and not simple question a lot you know the images owned by staff otographer were fully owned by life but there were lots of photographers who did not start off on staff and so there were we had them in the archive but did we have full rights and maybe they then then became staff and then they left and so there was a lot of figuring out a lot of gray area who what but but by and large you know with with with some exceptions we had a ridiculous number of high quality photos to look through but they were not digitized so andy blau who was my on the the president of life magazine in my business partner who i launched life magazine relaunched life magazine with had the idea of getting was google to have them digitize all of these photographs or huge portion of them so that got underway we also contract or contract and we worked at a joint venture with getty images for life dot com because they were interested at that point in having a consumer facing product so in the end we had this really great partnership with google with life and with getty to create a website that brought people in amazing number of high quality images on a daily hourly basis like a perfect storm of dynamic strong yes hooper strong and was there an attempt to kind of format this as a magazine or as a weekly or any kind of like a issues coming out we we we sort of felt like coming off of a shuddering the magazine and this was even two years after that that we were going digital there was no thought of going print at all but not even printed let's say a digital magazine we're now we've put something out there was no thought of that it was going to be an ongoing feed we thought that by using the getty images and the getty feed we could capture search for various news items so it's the oscars if it's a sweaty got into car accident if there's a sports moment if there's something going viral with a panda bear we could be all over it and talgo between the news cycle and these great photos from the life archive which we did a lot so let's just say there was a you know ten panda bears escaped from a zoo in china and getty had the photos we would go back to the archive and find other animal escapes through history and tied together and you know so that sort of thing and how were you getting people to come to the site then was it the just the word of mouth in general they knew about it subscription that
"life magazine" Discussed on B&H Photography Podcast
"You're listening to the beach taga fee podcast for over forty years being h has been the professional source for photography video audio and more for your favorite gear news and reviews visit us at b. h. dot com or download the bien h app to your iphone or android device now here's your host alan white's greetings and welcome to the beach photography podcast during the second half of the last century the best indicators for products value with tags recipient of the good housekeeping seal of approval and s seen in life magazine the plenty of magazines on the stands back in the day but as a photographer if you wanted to say you've arrived nothing said it better than having pictures published in life magazine for almost four decades life was the weekly goto publication for general news lifestyle and entertainment and of course photography and its height it sold thirteen and a half million copies a week margaret burk white w._g._n. smith robert capa gordon parks cardio brisson dorothea alang and alfred eisenstaedt were among its osteen roster a photographers with america's attention switching to television by the late nineteen fifties in eventually away from print media in general life slowly became a remnant of another era but its influence on photography is still immense and today we're gonna be talking about life magazine and particularly its reincarnation and ultimate switch to life dot com joining us is bill shapiro a writer in editor bill was the editor of life magazine from two thousand and four to two thousand and seven and the founding editor of life dot com he's also a photo curator and the author of other people's love letters the children's book gus in the on which he collaborated with none other than keith richards most recently he authored what we keep for which he asked a hundred and fifty people about their most treasured objects and included a photograph of each of these objects with an essay folksy spoke to for the project included the cheryl strayed comedian hasan men hush the musician amanda palm and many others welcome to the show thank you i am so glad to be here with life magazine but in many ways today's topic is going to really talk about print media in general in how all of that has changed dramatically all of this meaning the collapse of advertising in print media that's a good starting yeah that's that's an upbeat place to start i mean you know even even last week we saw some of the biggest websites buzzfeed huffington post yahu you have to make staff cuts of their editorial team so you know i think what we're seeing unfortunately is the distribution channels facebook etc that's where all the advertiser money is going and the people who are making the content aren't really walking away with the spoils the sort of equivalence see would be if during the say the life era instead of life magazine making the money the u._s. post office was making the money or the delivery trucks who were bringing it to your house were making the money that's right there was a whole support system essentially that sure it will happen that's all gone now in a way yeah i mean that's that's gone but but we can the distribution platforms now are the ones who are making the money as opposed to the content creators so let's back a little bit too when you got involved in life what had you been doing and and how did life become part of your life so i had had a quite varied career up until that point making magazines for lots of different audiences parenting magazine maxim magazine self magazine i started a business magazine for m._b._a. students that was kind of like the equivalent of i dunno rolling stone in a car crash with fortune you know support those that you have the opportunity to do that back then that's right the the the opportunity to start a new magazine from a blank slate or reinvent magazine is an unbelievable experience which i've been fortunate enough to do many times including with life so so yeah and so all those all and i also for time inc i also ran a division there where we made magazines custom content magazines for advertisers like ford target merrill lynch etc so i was used to making magazines for lots of different audiences and when you come to life and you're talking to the entire population of the united states right black white rich poor old young all sorts of demographics and political persuasions the ability to speak to all different kinds of people was important in a way life magazine if you want to compare it to the
"life magazine" Discussed on KTRH
"Issue of a special edition issue of life magazine title nineteen sixty eight year the change the world and look on page ninety three it's a fullpage photo of part of the surface of our moon is it was taken by the apollo eight astronauts back in december of nineteen sixty eight i have been looking at that with a bride handheld light at a megaphone glass and looking very intently and i see i'm not just saying this but anyone can looking for themselves but i see many many sites that prove that there's a vast human civilization on our moon and i'm not just saying that i'm just telling you what i see anyone can check it out for themselves get that march issue of life and look on page ninety three the fullpage photo of the moon taken by the astronauts and use us a bright handle delight glass and you will see many tall buildings if your vision is really good you will see many toll buildings you will see highways perfectly furlough highways you will see streets have always crossing one another perfect right angles which is not natural in nature and i even see it's not easy to see but i see us of green which to me means vegetation which is are these black and white photos no their color photos but they show up in the cameras like gray and charcoal color and i green areas of green and and there's a way that you can get the highways to pop out at you but putting the bright led lights between you and the photo to make a glare when you make that glare you see all these little highways popping back off the surface they look like a little fine lines is there is there a website that you know of that's posted this photo so that anybody could go to find it or do you have to actually find the paper copy to be this would show up on a computer screen because you have to turn your light at certain angles to get stuff to show up concentrate your light on certain areas and it's best to just get that that affect photocopy from life magazine in monday sixty eight is back out back in.
"life magazine" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Lying us into these wars right down through to the present day and did so in covering up the kennedy assassination by a couple of things i just off the top of my head the lifetime life magazine captured visa pruder film about it and then misrepresentative in the reversing the frames in life magazine by giving the impression that kennedy was shot from behind and the direction of the school book depository when in fact he was shot from the right front to cover up the fact that there was a conspiracy and also they also fabricated a picture of oswald that notorious picture of him on a friend of time magazine implicating him falsely as leftist when he was actually a little level cia fbi agent and as the the assassin with that car kaneohe carbine rifle it was a photoshop picture of oswald from the lower lip down holding that rifle was a different christian holding that rifle in a socialist workers party magazine to implicate him as some kind of a communist sympathizer so that was supposedly taken and ruth pains backyard i believe wasn't a jim what do you make of that photo okay he's actually referring the life magazine all right now that that that's photograph was taken at one of the addresses that according to marina that oswald was supposed to believe that called neely street.
"life magazine" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"Head the lifetime life magazine captured us a pruder film about it and then misrepresented in the reversing the frames in life magazine by giving the impression that kennedy was shot from behind and the direction of the school book depository when in fact he was shot from the right affront to cover up the fact that there was a conspiracy and also they also fabricated a picture of oswald that that notorious picture of him on a friend of time magazine implicating him falsely as leftist when he was actually a little level see i f b i agent and as the assassin with that car carbine rifle it was a photoshop picture of oswald from the lower lip down holding that rifle was a different person holding that rifle and a socialist workers party magazine to implicate them as some kind of a communist sympathizer that was supposedly taken and ruth pains backyard i believe wasn't a jim what do you make of that photo oh okay all right now that that that's photograph was taken at one of the addresses according to marina that oswald was supposed to have lived at called neely street.
"life magazine" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"Sometime later i think life magazine mentioned like magazine i don't even know if life still around but they used to put out these little plastic records in the magazines that you could play in your record player they're real thin and i remember that they i put out his i have a dream speech on one of them and i remember listening to that and the power of those words and it wasn't just the words that got me but it was the intention behind it you know it was just the emotions and everything and you know being a little comedian that i was i tried to imitate it in all that stuff you know but i was so moved by him as a person and as a force and as a figure at the time you know really meant something two years later of course looking back on it you know i come at it from a different perspective you know point of view and and you know it's funny how times change and how people look at dr king and i think a lot of people view dr king just from the perspective of the speech that he gave in the march weinstein in nineteen sixty three the i have a dream speech particularly the line where he asked us not to judge each other based on the color of our skin but on the content of our character and it's funny that the king legacy is kind of appropriated on both sides of the island talking ryan and left and as interpreted in different ways and what's interesting on the right it's kind of interpreted as a way to okay black people you've done enough we're not supposed to do why do you want something dr king said let's not let's not judge by race what do you mean black lives matter doug england's say that these let's judge berries but by the continental character i think with a lot of people forget is that when he said those words it's because.
"life magazine" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The next day the photographer of life magazine bid with us and taking pictures of the day before he came with his prints of them and there was a big eight eight by 10 of alpacas with the two great matadors of the world on his right left beaming and earnest comes over and said all that's wonderful hot you found your troop profession i said just dominant it may be wonderful to you but look at the front of their parents though significant bumps and it look at the insignificant thing that i had he said how many hager just did you you i said haggard use your mind manager you didn't tell me to you grachev he's ugly uber into a lot of bullfights with be didn't you see that all these monitors have nice humps in front of their pants i said the subject never interested me this is all right look i can make it up it's okay we'll make amends antonio has his next fight and rhonda he wants you to be your his sober say anti again and this time we'll make a level playing field holiday as it fun and he said and i'll tell you what we're gonna do any paid me one of the greatest complements however not this is that while they're addressing they'll be using to handkerchiefs but pecos you only need one all right yeah that the eu hodgman mr hustler the author of many books inflows including pop of me way in his memoir king of the hill which was made into a movie by steven soderbergh mr hush nurhan i recently sat down to talk about putting your life on the line for a great story so in the story you know he's pushing you to go along with something that at first you think is a joke and so i was wondering why did you go through with it i.
"life magazine" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Mm let's leaden winered performing in the studio thank you for for doing that let's talk about family let's start with a family you were born into your father was a columnist for life magazine in the '60s threw the 80s wrote a column called the view from here you were raised in an affluent suburb of new york your farther went to prep school you were sent to prep school and you felt a part of your job in life was not being him what what parts of him did you especially not want to be while uh well he he was a he he sent me to the same boarding school that he was miserable at let's put it that way we can start with that he was kind of a depressive fellow i'm sorry to say i mean i think incredibly talented and charming and handsome and people loved him and a big powerful guy but he had he suffered from depression and alcoholism also so um a growing up i watched him tried a ride in meet deadlines and try to write books and not succeeded that and a he hey he was it had a kind of tortured existence at least that's the way i perceived so i i decided i did not want to be a writer i certainly a aside kind of uh got interested in acting in performing and went the drama school and all that but um then i circle back and started right song so i guess i i could run but i couldn't quite hide.
"life magazine" Discussed on Elite Man Podcast
"When you're when when you look like a surfer and and then you're surfer to kind of thing so uh but you know i i've had other work outside of uh of the surf world that is kind of brought me some exposure you know whether it was you know let cover of life magazine with shields are cover of sports of of a national geographic her you know those kind of things but it's really been an accumulation i think over time you know i think um i always love the term a victory through attrition you know where you just the last guy standing and you kinda you win automatically whether you're good or not kind of thing and so i feel like i you know i've survived an an and definitely a big wave the big waves and the things that we've done in the big waves have definitely brought kind of i think it bridges the gap of understanding you don't really need to understand surfing to appreciate the magnitude of giant surf in and that's where i think uh you know people from outside of outside of surfing that aren't necessarily educated kind of um you know they're not educated in understanding the nuances of what makes us one surfer better than another one they just see a giant win the allow that you know danger and a couple of other factors that everybody can relate to you know so again a it's been a combination of of a lot of those types of things yeah now i i've never been serving in my life but i can totally appreciate what you're saying here it's like um i i ride motorcycles a little snow snowboarding and just like the feeling the gratification you get from doing something like that like living on the edge kinda thing in getting that that rush of just.
"life magazine" Discussed on KQED Public Radio
"With a photograph they crave what took for life magazine and it kind of says everything about the whole story to me you look at that photograph an immediately you're struck by the fact that is period it's the fifties or the sixties you have a buck woman sitting on the couch with the white man who looks totally like a red neck he's in this one worker boots and and as big thick and and he's a lane very delicately are lap already that's an it's an odd position from from and to be and kind of and i both laughing and when i look at that picture it just speaks the complexity of what their lives worth but it also speaks to the two where that was at the center of him and that's kind of what i wanted to show with the film as is the sincerity that they had from one another and love they had for one another but also the complexity that all that rested they don't say very much in the movie it's very quiet film and when they do speak to each other it isn't very i would say it's not verbose cracking was this a result of just can not knowing very much about how they spoken things like that word did was a conscious decision i think it reflects the personality that i was able to witness in that's our kabel footage that's use in the documentary but also even in the grave let photographs of life magazine photographer that that documented down you see this very specific man and richard he's a man that i think was much like my grandfather and i'm i'm based a lot of the specifics of richard on my grandfather i think their man like this that are blue collar working class man that are on able to articulate their feelings in their frustrations in era motions my grandfather who was like that i think richard puss like that and something interesting happens in a marriage when you're married to man like that i think the woman that relationship pass.