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A highlight from WM 290: Sermon Review: Five Dangers of Calvinism: Part 4
"Greetings and welcome to Word Magazine. This is Jeff Riddle, I'm the pastor of Christ Reformed Baptist Church in Louisa, Virginia. And in this episode of Word Magazine, we're going to be continuing and hopefully completing the series we've been doing recently of reviewing an anti -Calvinistic sermon. Now this sermon is preached by a man named Yankee Arnold. And we have been looking at this sermon that was titled Five Dangers of Calvinism. I've done three previous episodes and hopefully again this is going to be the fourth and last in this series. I was talking to some people at church on Sunday who were following this and including with the man who was really the reason for the series, a fellow who asked me what my reaction was to this video. Someone had shared it with him and I told him that I would try to do a review of it and so I've been doing that and it's been appreciated by him and I'm glad of that and he has given us some good ground for some conversation. In reviewing this video, we've seen that not only is there a question at stake about the sovereignty of God and salvation but also what the perseverance of saints is. If we persevere in the faith, is it our work or is it God's work? And we believe that both salvation and perseverance in the faith is a work of God. One of the other key things we have noted is the importance of the doctrine of regeneration. That when God saves a man, that he transforms him, he changes his heart. Like Lydia in Acts 16, the Lord opened her heart to heed the things that were spoken by Paul and so there's a change of heart, there's a change of nature. It's not complete in this life because we're not yet in the state of glory but there is a work of progressive sanctification and we sort of have uncovered this as we've gone through it. This is another aspect of the Bible's teaching that Pastor Arnold seems to be denying. Well again, I hope that we can listen in and complete this series today. I think there's about 11 or so minutes left and so without any further ado, I'm going to pull this up and let me just say once again, I've just got my Bible in front of me. I've got some notes. I have my second London Baptist confession of faith and also have a copy of a little book that I've written that's available on Amazon on the doctrines of grace, an introduction to the five points of Calvinism and if this is something you weren't previously aware of, a teaching in scripture you weren't aware of, I would commend my book to you. So let's go ahead and again see if we can pull up Pastor Arnold's message here on YouTube, Five Dangers of Calvinism. We're going to pick it up here about the 38 minute, 50 second mark and so let me just say where we are. You might remember if you listened to the last episode, he had been talking about Romans 9 and he had tried to give an alternative explanation to the understanding of the potter and clay image that Paul uses in Romans 9, beginning in verse 21. And he gave, I think, a very fanciful explanation of it. He said, it's not about the potter being sovereign over the clay, but it's really about the sovereignty of the clay. The clay can change itself. The clay can make itself malleable. The clay can allow the potter to work upon it. And I suggested the last time that that interpretation just doesn't work on a plain sense level. Paul was saying that God is like the potter and the potter is sovereign over the clay. The clay doesn't dictate to the potter, but the potter is sovereign and he takes the clay and shapes it and uses it as he wills.
"louisa" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"To <Speech_Female> <Speech_Music_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> <Laughter> <Speech_Music_Male> <Silence> <Speech_Music_Female> be like <SpeakerChange> him, <Speech_Male> but in the tennis world. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Nothing stops you. <Speech_Male> So here's <Speech_Male> my dimension story. So <Speech_Male> my mom died of dementia. <Speech_Male> Gosh, I'm <Speech_Male> sorry. And 2017, <Speech_Male> when Sloan <Speech_Male> was playing the U.S. open. <Speech_Male> It <Speech_Male> was like, she was like, really <Speech_Male> starting to lose it so <Speech_Male> we flew her <Speech_Male> to New York. It <Speech_Male> was the first since I had ever <Speech_Male> been to. So when I was growing <Speech_Male> up, my mother never came <Speech_Male> to Washington play tennis. <Speech_Male> Not to practice <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> nothing, right? That's where <Speech_Male> my sister <Speech_Male> flew her. I was like, I <Speech_Male> was going to take you to a tennis match. <Speech_Male> So she couldn't watch the tennis <Speech_Male> match, <SpeakerChange> and after <Speech_Male> the match, I was just on wins. <Speech_Male> And she was like, come on, <Speech_Male> that girl can really hit the <Laughter> ball. Did you do that? <Speech_Male> I was <Speech_Male> like, yeah, my my kicking. <Speech_Male> I was like, I <Laughter> kick her ass. <SpeakerChange> She's like, oh, <Speech_Male> okay. <Speech_Male> I remember right now <Speech_Male> those checks. I <Speech_Male> was just wondering, like, <Speech_Male> where it would lead, <Speech_Male> she like, this ain't a <Speech_Music_Male> bad place <SpeakerChange> for it to leave, <Speech_Music_Male> right? So <Laughter> that's like 5 dimensional <Speech_Male> story. That's <Speech_Male> so <SpeakerChange> cute. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Silence> Well, <Speech_Male> we <Speech_Male> obviously miss you on <Speech_Male> tour, right? <Speech_Male> And everyone misses your <Speech_Male> smile. Tell us about <Speech_Male> Lisa Raymond <Silence> because you've got <Speech_Male> like a Hall <Speech_Male> of Famer in your corner <Speech_Male> now with the best advice, <Speech_Male> right? <Speech_Male> One of the best doubles <Speech_Male> players ever to play <Speech_Male> the game. Also top <Speech_Male> 20. Tell us about <Speech_Male> the impact that she's <Speech_Male> had on you. And how do you tolerate <Speech_Male> Lisa? <SpeakerChange> 'cause I'm <Speech_Male> around these are for a long <Speech_Female> time. And then <Speech_Female> I'm like, all right, <Speech_Female> finally, I'm gone. <Speech_Female> Yeah, I don't tolerate her. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> No. <Speech_Female> Lisa is <Speech_Female> incredible. <Speech_Female> She is, <Speech_Female> she has the biggest heart <Speech_Female> of anyone I ever <Speech_Female> know. <Speech_Female> And <Speech_Female> I mean, she is <Speech_Female> family to me. <Speech_Female> So <Speech_Female> I'm super grateful for that. <Speech_Female> But <Speech_Female> she has been <Speech_Female> through so much <Speech_Female> with me. <Speech_Female> You know, my <Speech_Female> injuries, <Speech_Female> when my dad passed, <Speech_Female> she was just <Speech_Female> my rock <Speech_Female> through it all. <Speech_Female> And <Speech_Female> all my <Speech_Female> success from here on out, <Speech_Female> I owe to her. <Speech_Female> She is just <Speech_Female> truly an <Speech_Female> inspiration. She's <Speech_Female> been by my side <Speech_Female> through it all, and <Silence> I mean, she's <Speech_Female> incredible. <Speech_Female> Look at her, you <Speech_Female> know? Look at what she's accomplished <Speech_Female> in her life. I'm <Speech_Female> still in awe <SpeakerChange> of <Speech_Female> her honestly. <Speech_Female> I'm like, do you realize <Speech_Female> how good you are? <Speech_Female> We'll be <Speech_Female> walking around the grounds <Speech_Female> and people will come up <Speech_Female> to her, not me. <Speech_Female> Her. We'll be like, <Speech_Female> can I have a picture? And <Speech_Female> I'm like, just <SpeakerChange> step <Speech_Male> aside. All right. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> So shake it still hit <Silence> the ball. Can she beat you? <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> Oh, she's gonna say <Speech_Female> she can, but <Speech_Music_Female> no. No. No. <Speech_Music_Female> She doesn't have the movement <Speech_Music_Male> anymore. <Speech_Male> Sorry, Lisa. <Speech_Male> She'll just <SpeakerChange> start <Speech_Female> with all these just to get the point of <Speech_Female> winter. Oh, she <Speech_Female> serves in volleys and she <Speech_Music_Female> does that slice <Laughter> crap and I'm like, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Female> Lisa. <Speech_Male> That's a lost art <Speech_Female> in the women's game <SpeakerChange> now. Yeah, <Speech_Female> sliced crap, right? <Speech_Female> Oh, I have to hear about <Speech_Female> it. Every time she's like, <Speech_Female> no one can slice. No one can <Speech_Music_Female> slice. You <SpeakerChange> gotta hit the slice. <Speech_Female> Okay, Lisa, <Speech_Male> I got it. Okay. <Speech_Male> They had to ball <Speech_Female> too big now to slice <Speech_Female> it. I thank you. <Speech_Male> Come on, thank you. <Speech_Female> I hope she <Speech_Female> hears that. I'll catch you <Speech_Female> at the bar now. Yeah. <Speech_Female> I'll
"louisa" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"With the red ball. Just like many tennis, even like my shoulder was just not having it at that point. So I took a good like 6 months off where I didn't pick up a racket, and I just let it heal. Did a lot of physical therapy. I didn't have surgery almost, was at that point, but then it started kind of getting better on its own and I've been lucky with that. But yeah, I mean, got to love kind of a normal life for a little bit, which is different, something I feel like I haven't done since I was like 15, right? But I definitely missed it. I mean, I missed it after one month if I'm being honest. Like I was ready to get back, yeah. I know. So what did you do is stay close to the game. Obviously you got to be physical therapy. You got to keep your fitness to get ready. But you see people like get injured and they go commentate or they get injured and they go like volunteer with kids. What did you do to stay close to the game or did you watch tennis? Because you know a lot of people don't watch tennis plays in this. Yeah. I wouldn't say I watch like a ton of tennis, like I'm not every day watching, but I do enjoy watching, so I was during that period, of course, watching, but it's also weird when you're injured to watch 'cause you're a little bit like, I mean, I was a little bit antsy to get back out there, so it was almost, you know, frustrating to not be able to play. But yeah, I enjoyed watching tennis. I also tried to, you know, I spent the time when I was injured at home, so I tried to catch up with friends and spend a lot of time with my family, stuff that I wouldn't normally get to do just being on the road so much. So I tried to make the most of the time I had at home too. So that was kind of my take. You didn't like enroll in online school. People were like, oh, I'm gonna go get a degree now. Well, I actually am I am stunning online. Anyway, before I got injured, I was doing that anyway. So I ramped up my schoolwork. That's for sure. Instead of like two or three courses at a time, I was taking like four, 5, yeah, so, but yeah, now I'm back to like one or two while I'm traveling because it's hard when you're traveling. There's not a lot of downtime. It's so funny 'cause people say, oh, you don't do anything. You got one hour of practice while I was in practice and you watch a match, and you go, I'm like, no, it's like a process. We're gonna get there. The whole day. Scout. It's like a day. So like my family gives me a hard time. I'm like, oh, yeah, you're out of town, and I'm here with the kids. I'm like, it's not that easy. Yeah, it's not like a vacation, right? Yeah, it's exactly. So, you know, while you're away, I'm sure you saw people that you were playing, who were like kind of like playing and rising, like I know you like it like people look at now. I like just beat her and junior, and she's the one in the world. Who were you watching that had the opportunity to obviously continue to play without any injury interruption? You're like, I used to always beat that. You know, I should be where they are. I don't know if it was like a I should be where they are. I think, I mean, I'm competitive, but I think it's like a healthy competitive where I was watching people that I knew. Do well. And people that I have beaten or been close with. So it was kind of motivating almost to see the people doing well. And just that, you know, when I get back, it was like more motivating that I could get to that level too and get my game back. And so I'm still working at it. I mean, I've been playing almost not even a full year since my injury yet, but my goal is to play a full season this year. So slowly, but surely working back. I mean, I'm just grateful to be here, honestly. My shoulder's been good, knock on wood. Every little twins are pain, you're like getting nervous. Like, oh my God, I'm injured again. Yeah, so I'm trying to be smart with it and not schedule myself, spread myself too thin, but at the same time play as much as I can. Yeah. So live on tour has changed since you've been gone. There was no bubbles, Uber eats. When you were like there, right? So now you're back into the mix now. How are you accomplished are you like dropping your bags, looking for your favorite type of food or are you like, yeah, I just want to like rest and Uber eat. What's your routine like now versus before? I like to go to dinner on the road. I think it's like spending too much time in your hotel or Airbnb or wherever you are, can get kind of boring and a little bit isolating. So I like to go out and have dinner with other players or my coach, my mom is here this week. Yeah, and the beauty of what we do is we know people everywhere. I feel like I go, you know, I was just in LA for a couple tournaments and I had friends out there that I stay with and it's just I'm lucky that I know people kind of all over the world all over the country at least and so I try and be as social as I can but at the same time, not tire myself out. So what place are you looking most looking forward to getting back to? Like city, right? Tournament venue, and then what place that you're like, oh, I got to play 25 and a 50, and a one 25. And I really want to go to this place. I would say I'm most excited to go back hopefully to Paris this year, or Wimbledon, because I didn't play one of them last year. And it's been several years since I've been back out there on the grass. Have not stepped foot on a grass court in a while, so it'll be interesting, but yeah, that would be my goal. And then I don't know if there's anywhere that I'm not looking forward to playing. I mean, like I said, I've just, if my shoulder's good and I'm in the draw, I'll be happy, honestly. Well, the tour is happy to have you back. You give such good answers. It's just so polite. It's like, okay, give me a city. No, honestly, I can't even think of one right now. I was playing a bunch of 25s when I started out again because without my protected ranking and stuff. And it's just great to be back in a tournament. Honestly, I can't lie. Yeah. Well, we're grateful to have you back on tour your smile is infectious. Everyone's can't wait to see it. We want to wish you a lot of luck and I thank you for coming on the show. Thanks so much for having me. I'm excited. And now we have the chance to sit down with Allie kick. Ally, also, dealt with a lot of injuries. Stay committed to the game. Has at least a rain on her corner to kind of keep her engaged with the game. Catherine and Aldi also very instrumental in keeping alley kick close to the game throughout all her injuries. When she was a kid, she was the one. She was the one people watched for, the girls 14s, super nationals and peachtree city, Georgia. She was the one at the San Diego. She was posed as the one that was gonna be the top of that class in an injury's hit. Once again, this is a testament to someone's true love for the game. We've seen knickknack injuries derail people's career. And actually just exposed that they don't love the game. For these three young women, Ana Khan Jew, Louisa chirico, and now ally kick. These are three people that we can honestly say, given what they've gone through and the other options they could have gone off and just started their life after tenants. They chose to stay committed. They working out and start to come back. Take a listen to see what Ali kick has been up to the past three years. Welcome to the tennis dot com podcast. I'm your host kemal Murray, and we are with everyone's favorite girl. Ally kick. We're always jealous. But she gets to be a civilian more than most of us.
"louisa" Discussed on Unbottleneck - Digital Marketing Solutions
"Seo person who's shifted into product. But i think she's still has some really interesting things to say would be pasta gut. Tom these amazing and she's always very active on social media shares. Just a lot of great resources. She is at cnn now But she was previously working in news on seo. And so. i would definitely recommend on posner. Got tom as well. Sweet so people wanna follow you. What is your social Handle sure so. Mine is just louisa franck on twitter and then it's a louis says seven twenty on instagram. But i would love to touch louis. We'll have to talk about the seven twenty later for stems from stands for my birthday my birthday edges past. It's still is thirty one. This amazing yeah looking over twenty one. Well been amazing I want to be conscious of your time and thank you for giving so much great advice and at a lot of fun talking about news. Seo i think after this big roll out a page update finishes maybe we can do another short one just to kind of discuss what we felt. The the changes were once the dust settles at might be fun thing to do and If you guys are doing or listening you're doing any sort of news. Seo please always on on social learnt so much she so Willing to share and give and give you one of the person to be grateful for thank you and thank you guys for For listening again. And we'll see you all next episode. Sounds good thank. You have a good day..
"louisa" Discussed on Unbottleneck - Digital Marketing Solutions
"That is essentially new shocking. Because there's been buzz around that enhanced. Buzz this entire summer. I'm so i think it's always just a matter of like staying on top of google trends and seeing in their any sort of like evergreen themes extract those and then think how can i relate that theme to my business or my product that i have so it wouldn't be as much of a direct transfer as it is news which is like i'm going to report on it but try to connect that to the product and make that useful to the reader and say. What's what's amazing for businesses in. Doing this news thing is you don't have to wait six months repair to show up that news post. You're right there in the carousel at the top. And you're going to be seen right away. And then of course there's discover in all sorts of other ways that google might my show that content absolutely got and i think like google trends. It can be a huge help with that. Just make sure that you're monitoring regularly in particular. Those modules will probably be helpful. Because if you look at those and you see those very user friendly questions if you have a product that can essentially answer that question and provide a solution that's gonna be golden state. You know monitor. That goes leads speaking of ranking quickly in the news. That's like your job is to make sure that our pages rank as fast as possible when you're editing and you're optimizing these. These articles handed over by the writers. You're honing in on specific. Seo focal points you know like Headlines said titles meta descriptions. url's internal lincoln What be kind of a high level. Best you know process for any business to use to quickly get rankings in google you know specifically in the news section. Yes so. I mean by marge whether you're looking at lake you know they away secret sauce. I feel. I feel very comfortable showing this was i think like anyone should know that they wanna to tap into news but what i found working at the variety of places. They've been at Is that google in google news and just within traditional google search for news related. Things is really pushing just that keyword. It driven headline. I mean that's what they wanna see. And really when. I look at my day to day works so much of it and i i love it. 'cause i've been in english nordby entire life but a lot of it is word play. It's okay. I know that i have this story. I usually make a list of okay. These are the must have keywords. And then it's just a matter of like shifting them around into the most kind of cohesive sentence or headline and that's really the biggest like i would just say above everything else is making sure that you're not missing and Keyword that it's very short and concise. Because that's another thing. My google is really looking for an ideally sixty characters or under if you want to prevent that headline from getting cut off in google searches truncated. Yes you want to be careful about that. that's pushing. All the time is that we want to be short and concise and keyword targeted. That is you know sometimes very difficult because we deal listen themes that aren't as quick and simple be more nuanced but that's part of the challenge is trying to extract those key words entities queries on that people type into google..
"louisa" Discussed on Unbottleneck - Digital Marketing Solutions
"Competing with a lot of publishers on the east coast so washington post new york times and other related publishers. They've already been up at it. So if we're gonna logging on five. Were catching up on some of the trends. That are already popping over there. And that's where. Google trends is really invaluable because it will start to show me okay. These are the things that are already percolating at all. Start to check from like the night before. Okay did post on any of these things are we behind are. Is there anything that we can jump on right now. I'll also start to look into you. Know like our wire services on because we work with like ap news and so if there is a quicker wire piece of content that we can get up to jump on a trend will do that because they will take more time obviously early to get on one of our own writers to do something So it's a matter of kind of filtering through those things finding wire where it's appropriate to jump on some trends and then really laying out a workflow Because a good example the olympics have been a huge infrastructure over then. The news cycle And so every single day when you're in a specific event cycle like that. Google trends is also really helpful. Because in that top stories section of google trends those olympics themes will shine through In particular a big one. That i've taken in the last few days has obviously been simone. Biles she's been a major topic of interest so every single day. I'm always trying to dig in there and say okay. How can we better cover this particular theme. What are breakout angles. So that's kind of going beyond just like the simple news but trying to find these like explainer angles and different Specific queries that people might be searching for One that i came up with today that came directly from google trends. Was you know. What our twisties as simone biles referred to that as some faith that was something that impacted her when she was in that bolt. So now we're pursuing an explainer on that to like. Hopefully debunk that for our readers..
"louisa" Discussed on Unbottleneck - Digital Marketing Solutions
"The world of marketing is ever changing and can be confusing frustrating and outright exhausting. Welcome to unbundle the marketing podcast were experts share their experiences stories and best practices on online internet. Mark featuring steve weeden former marketer for disney sketchers. Another well known brands breakthrough with real marketing. Tips from industry. This is on bottleneck. Hello and welcome to another episode of un bottlenecked podcast where we solve common digital marketing problems in. We have an amazing guest with us today and This is a guest. I've met at a conference recently. Who just blew my mind. She walks into a room where we're in the middle of a conference session. The speaker stops to announce that this person came in and how amazing she is in everybody just. She just absorbed all the attention of the room from that point on So welcome to the show. Louisa from from the l. a. times a senior. Seo editor of la times on the show today. hi. I am. Seth here at uc having knee. Like why. so. I i heard heard some pretty amazing things about your history so from from what i understand before you joined the times which was right around two thousand nineteen or so New sharpen a lot of your editorial skills at people magazine entertainment weekly. tmz yahu an e. entertainment just some small companies. You not anything you grew up in. San diego graduated from the university of colorado at boulder in two thousand twelve riot on..
How Podcasts Are Taking Off in China With Louisa Lim of 'The Little Red Podcast'
"I'll put the little red podcast has been going for five years now. We just had our fifth anniversary. And i remember when we started it. We actually wanted whether there was even space for another podcast on china because at that. Time is one podcast seneca which seemed to be the massive podcast. This'll grand old daddy of podcast been going to such a long time and we did think. Is there any space for anyone else in the field but we will give it a go and see how it goes now. Of course we've seen this kind of explosions. He said precaution. China i think a long time the put costing about china was also exclusively in english. Now another thing that we see is a lot off interest in chinese language. Podcasting about china's. You know those kind of audience that you can get doing chinese-language costs it is crazy. So i think you're all these different opportunities opening up and jihad also showing. The puck costs on china reaching different audiences. Ours was always quite nowadays. Focused at academics. And journalists policymakers people with kind of very deep interest in china. But i think we're also seeing that General audiences more and more interested in all kinds of china contact and podcast is just. It's the perfect. Delivery system isn't
"louisa" Discussed on Ghostly
"And sandwiches so so the police got a warrant then to search the factory and when they searched the furnace they found bad sausages and human remains Row or what they believed to be human remains at in the in that day in time it was really hard to prove that this is true. We're talking animals. Yeah animal remains to but they also found two rings one of which had the initials l l on it. Louisa loot guard. Don't now eight off claim to be innocent but this was enough for the police to make an arrest and to take eight off to trial so there were actually two trials for eight off the i was found to be a hung jury because although there was evidence that there were bone fragments and the l. Ring the defense said that. Louisa left freely on. May i and many people claimed to see her after that day. But then a few months later the case was retried and this time the prosecution used an anthropologist as an expert witness and he set out to prove that the bones that were there in the furnace. Were actually human bones. I'm guessing you know enough for the jury to not be hung this time and the jury came back unanimously. That he was guilty. Now i'm going to say when i was reading this history. I felt like maybe in that first trial there might have been some money. Go into that jury and money go into those quote unquote witnesses. That saw louisa. You we have a little thing here in the us. I called double jeopardy must be tried to times for the same crime but hunger is different. Yeah that's a mistrial. And you that says if he had been now if they if that jury had had acquitted him then they couldn't have tried him again. Absolutely so eight off was sentenced to life in prison and that term was actually served out in full because he died in prison just eighteen months later.
Essential Quality Wins 2021 Belmont Stakes
"Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown with a covid reduced crowd, cheering them on down the stretch. Essential quality pulled away from the pace setting hot Rod Charlie with the nature of a mile to run to win by a length and a quarter, finishing a distant 3rd 11 lengths back was Preakness winner Rombauer sent off as the 65 favorite essential quality becomes the 11th Belmont winner in the last 20 years to skip the Preakness. After running in the Kentucky Derby Eclipse Award winning trainer Brad Cox picks up his first Triple Crown victory, as does Jackie. Louisa is Brad Kelly Is
The Power of Visualization
"I'm joined by Ruth young Louisa, we're going to discuss how to inspire others to believe in the power of visualization. And how to overcome things. You never thought you could,
Let Loose After Lockdown: London's Best Gallery Shows
"Louisa. This is the second time we've had a sort of major release from lockdown. How do you feel this time. Majorly released it has to be said. I think this time because the last lockdown was so grim so dark so awful with knows that of timeframe attached. I think this time. It's it's a great feeling of release. The great feeling excitement to be seeing onto gang. We've been gazing at those wretched screens for too long. It's so lovesick up close and physical with artworks again. I don't know about you. But the last time in last june when the galleries opened only remember being sort of accelerated to see the art but also incredibly fearful. We didn't know so much. Perhaps about the virus at that stage the vaccine programs hadn't started. I was almost overcome with fear before. And i don't feel that next time. Feel like i really am genuinely relishing. Opportunity finally to get back in and looking at what you think that loads expression new normal but i think we have learned to clinic. Manage it manager anxiety. Each of us are different. Sponsors different thresholds. But somehow everybody seems less paranoid in in the galleries. There a little bit more relaxed about you. Coming observing all the social distancing. But there's not that sort of tight lipped white knuckle field. People really excited to be showing that arte gain for you to be coming in and appreciating. It's i think there is a general kind of exhale dying on and a love of looking here. That's a really good way of putting. It isn't ex. Haley says of sense of every body just coming together for a for a positive moment and you've had conversations with dealers to that effect. I mean i was in say because who sneakily opened in other western gallery in bury. St by the way with this opening mba galleries. She has houses. Rodney nonni. Beautiful to glass horses annexed. Great big exuberant boulder shaped canvases on the walls. And she's so excited to be showing people work. I mean let's not forget auditors. Get demonized but yeah the really good ones want people to see that. They don't want to sell it. They want to show it. They want to support their
How Ellen Louise Curtis Demorest Changed The U.S Fashion Industry
"Ellen louise. Curtis was born on november fifteenth. Eighteen twenty four in schuylerville new york to henry de curtis electra. Able she was the second of eight children was a farmer and the owner of a men's hat factory family lived a comfortable life made more lively each summer by dramatic influxes of tourists. Each year notable members of society would make their way to nearby. Toga springs ellen. Later wrote that the visitors turned typically dull surroundings into places that present the spectacle of a grand reunion of wealth fashion and beauty out of doors from a young age. Ellen was interested in fashion. after graduating from school. Ellen's father helped her harness her interest into a career via women's shop of her own. The millenary shop was quite successful and after a year. Ellen moved the shop to troy new york. And then to brooklyn in eighteen. Fifty-eight ellen married william jennings demorest a thirty six year old widower with two children. The couple would also have two children of their own a son in eighteen fifty nine and a daughter in eighteen sixty five. The family moved to philadelphia where they ran an emporium. It was there that ellen's career really took off as the story goes ellen and her sister kate or working on a system of dress making when they saw their african american made cutting address pattern out of brown paper ellen was inspired by the idea to create tissue paper patterns of fashionable garments for the home sewer some historians refute that the idea originated with ellen and her maid and instead suggest it was i had by a man who had become ellen's rival ellen's family moved back to new york and began manufacturing patterns. They also opened a women's store on broadway in the fall of eighteen. Sixty ellen and her husband became selling paper patterns and publishing quarterly. Catalog called mirror of ellen. Higher journalist and women's rights advocate jane cunningham croly to work for the publication. The magazine was filled with sewing tips and tricks pictures of accessories. Sheet music poetry and fiction. Each issue included a tissue paper pattern and sewing instructions. The magazine was well timed and circulation. Grew quickly a sewing. Machines were then becoming commonplace in middle class homes the magazine also featured contributors including writers julia. Wardhaugh louisa may alcott and robert louis. Stevenson ellen frequently made strong statements in the magazine and support of women in the workplace. She also took firm stance on domestic abuse prison reform and mental health treatment among other topics as the cadillac business. Thrived ellen and williams brick and mortar store on broadway. Grew to ellen and her sister. Kate adapted foreign styles into patterns and made samples for the store. The store is fashion. Openings became major social events ellen. And william store was also notable for the couple's hiring practices. They hired african. Americans at the store on equal terms as white employees long before integrated workplaces were a norm in eighteen. Seventy six ellen became a founding member of cirrhosis. the first professional women's club in the united states throughout that decade while most businesses were failing ellen and her family continued to do well according to historians up to three million patterns. Were mailed each year but ellen success didn't last forever in the eighteen eighties. Ellen's empire began to decline ellen and william had failed to patent their paper patterns a competitor ebeneezer butterick had done so successfully at first butterick stuck to men's and children's ware but by eighteen sixty seven he'd expanded to women's patterns to ebenezer butterick company remains the center of the paper pattern industry today in eighteen. Eighty five william demerist retired to devote himself to the temperance movement. that year. He ran for lieutenant governor of new york. On the prohibition ticket a decade later in eighteen ninety five he died that same year allen suffered a stroke and was left bedridden. She moved into the hotel renaissance new york where she died of a cerebral hemorrhage on august tenth. Nine eight she was seventy three years old ellen. Louise demerist took her love of fashion and made it accessible. To the everyday woman in revolutionizing the fashion industry she also committed herself to the betterment of opportunities for both white and black women though she failed to patent patterns. Her impact is still apparent today.
Sexy is Timeless With Luisa Diaz
"Luisa the welcome to come see us fan Saddest On people well-meant went guantanamo's kenneth lisa. What's your heritage come from who kansas louisa. Well kidneys louisa is trying to figure it out. But i i tell you what i am and what i've been doing what doing so i am not enough from venezuela in i grew up in venezuelan with my grandparents with i adore magnum weather. I grew up in small town in venezuela though what the super super state and they have the opportunity to come to the united states. And then some i came here to study. I went to the university to four business when i came here. Didn't know how to speak english at all in a hear about that. You didn't either an idea exactly what you may show one of your blood. 'cause i wanted to learn so bad so i wanted to surround myself with people that only speak english because i wanted to ask so. It wasn't very hard challenged. Because when i went to college didn't know how to speak english at all i so i knew in. Ibm it goes. I guess he'll was in noise Yes so but i didn't give up. I finished my education which was So so so happy and telling you a little bit about me from venezuela combing In had done so many other. Great things that you're going to be asking reward about it but you want me to answer the specific questions seven steps news. Okay good question. i can't him. I got married my first mary. I and my sick of marriage. Now when i met my hus- every though so i will have because my husband used to work for the american embassy in meeting in my country when i was ecstatic in one of the university concert that that was administered. Minnesota was beautiful lone That you here panda venezuela unfortunately very very sad contouring. Now people that really hungry that is not venezuela i grow up the minnesota eyebrow was a beautiful country has beautiful memories of my country. Anees very sad to see the country. The people desperate this matter saying is not the same by that is not when you are hungry on the is doing nothing for you. You know people lose the dignity people whose fact people lose who they are is like you said different things is that the footing is likely john gordon. My concert right now on his breaks my heart by amid my husband there in move here in continue with my education so that was the freeze tonight. Came him so you met him there and then he was like it's time to move back home anthems banana. Who does yes. We got married in my country and then via allows magnon. No noise is so funny but cook when the when i met my husband ex husband you know. He wasn't typical american told Blue is very hansel. I guess he has the most beautiful blue eyes is like. I was saying lowest. Lou is by didn't know how to speak spanish in. I didn't know how to speak english so when we met. He says ola senior double nita us like okay. So we went out a few timelines for launch. He used to pick me out for launch in. We launched and we'll look each other and we couldn't speak with assist mile. It was so cute in. We need that like a couple. Moore's acrimony guests at the ultra takeover. Nicotiana kimmy get it. I see it knows or he does he hope one day i said to hindu nowak. Don't call me don't call me anymore. I need to speak to you. I need to talk to you. Glad continual and so he was very sad in three months. He called me back. He was speaking spanish separately. Sap cohe layer is finding by himself. She in the newspaper bowl. So classes i Three mosey call me and louisa. Komo is task unit seat on more. Saudi yo who is there who is this. So yeah and how our love story star mary. Yeah
"louisa" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?
"In your head at once and kind of pay attention to each one. Has that been difficult at all to do. Yes it had. This is so funny. I was honestly just thinking about this. Yesterday i was like Like luckily done with like revisions and everything for like home. But i'm working on the second one. And i also have to finish up like an outline or something for like another project and so it's difficult because none of these characters are the same like they don't really have similar qualities and so Because their first person. It's like each time i diamonds. The manuscripts have to kind of remember who they are all kind of skim through and read a few pages or review chapters but then it still does feel like i'm missing something like missing like a part of their personality or like something in there in our thoughts and then it makes it a little bit difficult to connect it i. I think that is probably the biggest struggle was holding so many different manuscripts in my head is that i'm i'm still trying to figure out to differentiate ugly. What is it makes sense. Well let's wind things down and as we do ask you a few questions. The first one being. What is your favorite movie. That's based on a book. Who so. I can only honestly think of shakespeare adaptations for some reason like my mind is blank and i can't seem to remember anything else but One of my favorite movies is that It's like that. Romeo and juliet remake where leonardo dicaprio was in it. Danes like in the ninety s ends up. Everything is like. It's like the exact same script as the original shakespeare but everything is modernized up like guns and stuff and it's just like really i don't know i think it's a lot of fun. I think it's a very interesting way to kind of change a classic so that i really like I don't know. I saw like the latest adaptation of little women that came out last christmas or the other christmas and that was pretty good but other than those two. I can't really seem to think of anything else. Greg next question then. Is there a book or a series. You're willing to admit you've either. Never read on. Never finished yeah. The hunger games. Think i was in. I was like in post grad or something and lake. Everyone was reading it like one by one. Everyone's like oh ya'll like here. You can borrow my copy. Like all that kind of stuff. And i read through. I think like a few pages. And i was like this is really not for me and then like the movies made and i was like okay. I'll definitely read the book. Now that there's movies because that always tends to be my like trade off. But i still didn't like i didn't even watch movies because i don't understand the series and i respect and it's just yeah some very good and then finally. What is the last great book that you've read. The cousins by karen mcmanus. Daba could so good. I read it in one sitting. I got it from the library and it was like an e book. So i got the email like on your whole is come in and i'm like cool and i started reading it and i just couldn't stop reading. It was really really good. I love her reading so much. Because it's it's so accessible in a way like it really does take you into the story but it never makes you feel like you are. I don't even know how to describe it..
"louisa" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?
"But at the same time i appreciate it because i really learned i wanna say like not only writing and like how to cross the story but also i think how to take criticism because a lot of times online spheres like people. Don't care about your feeling so they'll just like say. Yeah like they're like oh. I really like this or like. I didn't like that i didn't like your characterization And then you just deal with it. And i think that s essentially really helps me gets one point where now if someone's like i didn't really connect with the characters like well that's like it's not for everybody or whatever the case so so after your internship when you started writing these manuscripts what were you writing. What genre category. What topics were you writing about those types of. Yeah i wrote. I think he started writing. Adult contemporary i think is probably higher classified it I wrote yeah. The first one was adult contemporary. And eventually i was like maybe i should try women's fiction but i did not really know what i was doing and i feel like i can say that confidently now that at the time going back to those manuscripts. I was like i did not know it. Women's fiction wise really inside. I was just like writing stuff in my lead. Character was a woman and i thought that was sufficient. It definitely wasn't Yes so it was mainly that i only really got into. Why a or thinking. I could write why with my fourth manuscripts so the last one before i debut book the by really tried to say like okay. My voice naturally tends to skew a bit. Young sign was like well. Let me try and see. What can what i can kind of. Come up with their though. It'd be a little bit more believable. I think one of my other. I guess insecurities as well at the time. Was that like i was like. Oh i don't know who's going to believe me i'm going gonna write an untold story. Like who's going to buy this. I don't know 'cause. I think i've always. I've always leaned towards things that are more of like Like a younger adult demographic like the stories that are told them graphic as well How there's a lot of opportunity for like this and like a perspective. Because they're all about stories of like you're young and these are things that are happening to you for the first time or you're experiencing these things from like a younger sort of like fresher perspective So that really appealed to me as well and during this time when you had a five manuscripts what were their books during that time. That really inspired you. That where you kind of after you read number during the process you thought like these are the types of books that i want to be writing. I don't know. And i wish i was a better answer for that. I think they're i wrote a manuscript and the women's fiction one nine sent it off and an agent batsman and she's kind of like would you wanna do and aren are and then she comes through a bunch of potential comps and she's like oh. It sounds a little bit like bridget. Jones's what she said. And i was like okay. That's cool and not immediately. I was like well. I should read that book and watch the movie and all that kind of stuff so i feel like i. I think it probably would have helped me a lot..
"louisa" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?
"I want to write a book or whatever and i think from there. I kind of begin to conceptualize. Maybe like what an author is what a writer is and all of that. Yeah it's strange. Now that you mention like very much was into telling stories and writings and stories to reading them interesting and could you mentioned like in your high school years when you were going through your reading. The classics phase. Was there kind of one or two. That stood out that you really remember enjoying. Yeah i did like as much as i was kind of okay on shakespeare. I really like off fellow reason Twelfth night as well. I really liked and then the catcher in the rye which i've come to note like recently i guess it's a pretty controversial choice for like favorites sort of is like i have not read in a very long time but i remember reading it in high school and feeling like this is like it was very easy for me to read like i run the whole thing. Like an evening I liked the voice. Like i know that holton as the main character like he is quite annoying and just the way that he goes on about nothing but i thought that was really cool. That i was reading a book and i was getting like. There's a reaction coming at me based on this character. Because i don't think prior to that moment. I don't think that it ever happened before. Like i would just read stuff and be like osas cool and then continue reading but that was the first time that i was like oh man like this kid. He's like really going through a lot. Like whatever the case says. Yeah but i think that that kind of was like in high school and so at what point what event or just and what stage of your life did you move beyond. Just your love story kind of recreationally. I'll say to really coming up with the idea of being committed to..
"louisa" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?
"This is what book cook do you. I'm brian kelly and thanks for listening this week. I have debut author. Louisa who's first book like home is out on february the twenty third and so in this conversation we get into how she kind of got into writing her journey of writing this book in particular what inspired it and how it came to be so listening so louise what book hooked you It's so funny. I had to think long and hard about this because growing up. I feel like it's a little bit like blasphemous to say maybe but i was never the biggest reader so there was one book series that i'm sure everybody knows about like very popular series growing up That was the one that i read obsessively But i think another book that really stood out to me When i was like in elementary school versus when i read it and then maybe middle school but it's clockwork by philip pullman. Which is like. I don't know because i don't know many other people like obviously people have to have read the book but i don't know many people who talk about it like they always talk about his his dark materials serious and i've never read. That of clockwork is kind of like I want to know more than my page is really short. It's like a middle grade sort of chapter book size and it is about if i can remember clearly. A it's about it's like it's one of those things where there's multiple stories in one so it's like someone is telling a story and the story he's telling then becomes like the main story you'd like kind of like come to life in comes back like it's hard. I'm not doing a good job explaining. Like i always loved it because it was because i thought it was cool. How he he was able to like. Tell two stories at the same time Really stood out to me is something that i'm like. Oh why how did he come up with this like. It seemed very intense to come up with me like as a kid reading it But yeah. I think that's probably the one book that i'm like. I wish i could mitigated. Inspired me a lot but also i wish i could bright something similar and because you kind of said that you weren't a huge reader necessarily as a kid. What was the circumstances behind this book. Do you have any recollection as to why this stood out for you so much. For what got you reading this book along those lines..
"louisa" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
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"louisa" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale
"The washington post Editorial writer wrote a piece up. Almost half a page of paper and this is his title in china. every day is kristallnacht taking us back to the nineteen thirties. When the nazi government was systematically discriminating against in labeling and making weavers i mean sarin making jus a wear badges kicking them out of professions kicking them out of the civil service restricting their business opportunities restricting their movements before before the ghettos were created. A crystal was at night on november. Twenty nine hundred thirty eight. When thugs were organized to the night of broken glass to smash jewish businesses as part of the dehumanisation and of of jewish communities and that included hundreds of synagogues smashed and looted and so for this writer whose himself jewish it just was shocking throwback to the most terrible holocaust of our time in in all of modern memory. And so that was the report that triggered his thought. That if you're gonna start going around destroying mosques on a systematic scale locking up the imams and their entire families this tells you something about the genocidal nature of the government's program. The chinese embassy has received global backlash based on a tweet eight issued last week on january seven whereby day proudly announced that muslim women in xinjiang. Province are no longer baby. Making machines and that the decrease and population growth throughout the province has led to a drop in terrorism were universal demands to have the tweet removed however this leads us into arguably one of the most disturbing aspects of the u. Hrp report and it pertains to china's use of forced sterilization and coerced. Ud implants on weaker women. Many observers have classified this as absolutely meeting the threshold of acts constitute of genocide under the unconventional which forbids measures intended to reduce birth. Since at least twenty sixteen the government of china has made efforts to purposely would use the birth rate of women to coercive family planning including the forced sterilization of women in twenty eighteen eighty percent of all net added. Ud placements in china were performed in the weaker region. Despite the fact that the region only mix up one point eight percent of the nation's population one of the most populated country in the entire world. I might add birth rates among wego women plummeted from twenty fifteen to twenty eighteen with population growth in the weaker region. Falling by over eighty four percent in that period in the last two weeks or prefecture's in twenty twenty chinese authorities in one week or prefecture sat it quote near zero birthright target however which even more insidiously troubling is that there's evidence that china sterilization policies go beyond mothers who may have violated state enforce birth mets across china and increasingly target. All week are women. So my question for you louisa is. Can you speak to this issue. And you h r. Ps work on this matter. What can i say what being a little bit repetitive. Here it's so shocking to realize that the state's plan is going so far as to gradually eliminate the possibility of weaker babies being born so individual women forced to abort their babies forced to be sterilized against their will. And you know one question people might have is. Why don't you hear about it. Well as we discussed to complain about government is treatment is to be accused of quote violating harmony. Or being a troublemaker. And then you're just taken away with a black hood over your head to one of these camps and so this has been happening for quite a while but there are this of course accelerated the reduction of birth. It's it's both because of these horrific violence to women and in addition structural situation where young people are being taken away to locked conditions in factories forced to work in factories where families are separated so that not only are the parents or one or both parents. In camps there The number statistics show just short of nine hundred thousand weaker. children total population according to the census. Twelve million workers in their homeland in twenty fifteen short of nine hundred thousand children are in boarding school. Not because of the parents choice but because they're told this is the only school or because they are orphaned when both parents are taken away so those children are being raised. How they're only they're forbidden to speak their own language. So they're speaking chinese not wieger ensure its way to learn chinese but not when you're locked up And punished for speaking. You know your parents language so those children are being grown up where their parent is the state. And so what happens in ten years when those people you know. They're still alive if they're let out into society will they marry another weaker person or will they be marrying a chinese person and then that baby will have not a weaker. So the billy weaker sphere that very soon that will be no more weaker babies born this will achieve the goal of stopping not births from really prevent the transmission of the people to another generation. It is just unbelievable that our time together has come to an end. And i did want to share the beautiful son moments that you would offer to me as we schedule this podcast recording for today this episode properly coincide with the holiday in the united states to commemorate prolific civil rights activist reverend. Dr martin luther king. Junior he has so many prolific an inspiring quotes. But the one that speaks to me most about your work and that of you. Hrp would be that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere and we see and hear the injustices according to the weaker people. And i have to say. I will not stop talking about it with you and your organization until justice and humanity prevail. We cannot thank you enough. Louisa grieve up for joining us today. Sonia your your concern your compassion and you're you're bringing to light this hidden horror just shows a that a light is shining from you and absolutely this is an inspiration we can take from martin luther king junior who stood up and was able to push back against a systematic injustice in in the us and we truly appreciate international concern for for the weeks ra struggling alone in the dark in their homeland. Well thank you so much. And i can. If you'll come back we will have you again as many times as possible so we can raise awareness for these amazing weaker people on their beautiful culture. Thank you so much. Louisa reba sonya..
"louisa" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale
"That Adhere to growing things in a way. That's good for the environment. Also adhere to standards against modern slavery and that was being completely ignored despite abundant evidence but now that the media has taken so much effort in documenting what's happening. The big companies are waking up and so companies. I will say that. There's one easy thing they can do. They can sign a pledge that's been created by a very big coalition of labor rights groups in weaker groups. It's called the coalition to end forced labor in the weaker region. There's a brand commitment. Any company can just sign this commitment and then work with us over a whole year. It's expected that it may take a company an entire year to ensure that all their sourcing is not complicit with the system forced labor. I think in many cases It's so complicated. They're in china that they may have to stop sourcing from china altogether. But that's what their own policies say and so they really do need to sign up. And that's why you'll see if you look around. I this is something people do. Use the hashtag forced labor fashion hashtag forced labor fashion actually spelled in the british way so l. Labor should be spelled l. a. b. a. u. r. 'cause it's a global campaign on an american campaign and you'll see zara and Nike and other companies being called out for claiming that they oppose modern slavery but then doing nothing to say yes we will take the steps needed to find out exactly who are second third. Tier suppliers are so that we're not crossing from modern slaves the weaker muslims and unfortunately well action say it's a victory one big brand just signed on last week which is marks and spencer in the uk. A very popular brand there this company signed and then some smaller niche brands like eileen fisher known for sustainable production has definitely signed and what our coalition which has over three hundred rights groups as as members were telling companies. This is something you need to sign. It's been out for six months actually already since july of this past year and so it's time for them to step up and in addition other governments need to do like with the. Us has done Actually just last week the. Us took an additional step and banned all cotton from the weaker region and tomato products and then in the uk and in canada. The parliamentary committees have launched inquiries very official inquiry is not just a hearing like in the us where you have maybe two or three hour hearing but multi-day multi week research effort with several days of hearings with dozens of witnesses and then putting together a policy recommendations within the parliamentary system for the prime minister to carry out. And so that really needs to happen. It can't just be a us effort. Well i think that's wonderful. And i am going to have those links in the podcast note show for any listeners. Who may think while this is theft. There's nothing i can do. Actually you've just heard otherwise. And i often seek out some of the brands you mentioned. But i'm going to think twice now because this is a way that we can actually do something from our local communities and cities and it it directs back to what we purchased and asking words source. So thank you for that. Absolutely will another thing that might happen as some listeners. They might belong to either their church or mosque or synagogue. Or perhaps in their own retirement funds right. Some people check that box. I want human rights screen for my my. Let's say an index fund for some of my savings if you have a stock index fund that does those investors investments are not screened for this issue. So actually for anyone who's really outraged. It would be really really great. To at least go to your. The company that holds say holds the retirement counter your pension and say. I want to know. I don't want to profit from weaker forced labor. What are you doing to keep those companies that engage with it out of my out of my savings and if you belong to a church or moscow synagogue very often there's a socially responsible investment committee that committee needs to hear from individual members to say do we have we endorse this. Coalition to end weaker forced labor. Let's sign up. There's just a link on the website. It's easy to do so at least there's an endorsement and then there's information about how to make sure that ethically managed investment fund is not profiting from this crime against humanity other systematic abuses. Which are part of your report. Include the mass arbitrary detention of at least one million acres and other turkic people and a program to quote cleanse leaguers of their extremist thoughts re education and forced labor china's campaign involves the labor of leaguers detained an internment camps as well australia coerced labor across several regions in china. It is unquestionable cleared. China is engaging in a focused campaign to advocate weaker culture religion and language do policy and practice including the destruction of sacred cultural and religious sites. Such as mosques cemeteries enshrines in fuck you. Hrp conducted its own month-long geospatial analysis investigation and you calculated that between ten thousand and fifteen thousand weaker. Religious sites have been destroyed or damaged by the chinese government since twenty sixteen. A separate study focused on quantifying the damage to weaker mosques in particular which calculated that over eighty five hundred mosques across the weaker region have been demolished by the chinese government since twenty seventeen this represents ever one third of the region's total mosques. Tony's official have acknowledged that these quote unquote renovations constitute a part of china's strategic by your plan to guide islam to be compatible with socialism. So my question for you louisa is. Can you explain why a weaker culture is a threat to the people's republic of china. Why would the destruction of historical cultural archaeological and religious sites some of which go back thousands of years be a threat to the powerhouse. That is china. And what does this do to the indigenous community and culture of the workers it's it's almost too sad to even talk about it. Hundreds of years of history are being destroyed as as part of the destruction of the week or people that you put your foot finger on it. We are overwhelmingly muslim many villages. Maybe one or two little mosques. People gathered pray. It's a community center and these have been emptied out and many of the more historic and beautiful with unique local architecture. They have elements from different parts of the world. They are not necessarily copies of let's say arab architectural features or or other places really locally designed their destruction is tells you something right and when when you hrp my organization the weaker human rights project. We issued a report on the destruction of mosques. First of all we call that record. We called out what was happening and presented the court at a public event At a panel discussion with some experts.
"louisa" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale
"Nations development programme. She isn't experience nonprofit advisor and an expert on human rights in china china having traveled and worked in china since nineteen eighty her first visit to east turkistan was in nineteen eighty eight. She currently serves as washington fellow for c. s. w. an advocacy group promoting freedom of religion or belief for off people's faiths mitzvah has served on the amnesty international usa of directors. The virginia advisory committee of the u. s. commission on civil rights the international advisory committee of the coalition to end transplant abuse and china and the liberties promise board of directors. She is the author of several book chapters. On ethnic issued and human rights in china and has testified before congress on democracy in asia louisa. Welcome to the show. Great to be here. Thanks some my following questions or based on a submission by the u. hrp to un committee on economic social and cultural rights in advance of the sixty six pre sessional. Working group of the committee on economic social and cultural rights will leading to china's third cycle review and compliance with the international covenant on economic social and cultural rights and with issued in december of twenty twenty in addition to internment camps of leaguers which i will be addressing in subsequent washington's. The chinese government has exported an estimated eighty thousand laborers to other parts of china in factories under conditions which strongly indicate forced labor. The availability of weaker labor to factories outside of the wego region is widely known amongst china's managerial class publicly accessible website. Allow factory bosses to quote unquote bulk. Purchase weaker labor for use in manufacturing facilities outside of the weaker region with one online advertisement claiming to be able to provide quote a thousand words or workers age sixteen to eighteen years and quote with the description that read the advantages of sheen workers. Aw semi military. Stom- management can withstand hardship no loss of personnel minimum order. One hundred workers. Louisa this is unbelievable and unimaginable and a living example of modern day slavery and servitude. And i can scarcely believe this occurring on this planet right now in china. It should be noted that. Us secretary of mike pompeo urged on nation to join the us and demanding. An end to these dehumanizing abuses. How can you offer some more insights on this unthinkable. Advertisement of human labor and oppression of this group. And why isn't anything being done to stop this in. Its tracks by. I both countries and and other cosc- groups and what are the obstacles that humanitarian organizations such as your space space in addressing this atrocity s I i couldn't agree with you more. I'm i'm really appreciate your passion. The scale of forced of labor Truly a shocking the dehumanisation of taking people away from their families. I mean there's even one additional implication which is did you. Did you think about those ages. Sixteen to eighteen right and at sixteen as legal working age in china but it just seems incredible that The government of china which is very proud of modernity which promotes an international image of a very capable high-tech society very advanced better at containing coded. They say better at having things like contactless payment right. You don't even your phone. Is your your wallet. All those things which haven't even come to the us china's they are in so china's superior and yet at the same time you'll have these shipments of workers as if disposable objects to be used for labor with again the semi militarize training or supervision rights Minders coming with these young women and men being taken away from their families policy responses. Let's talk about that. The us I must say has finally taken some great actions. Both with import bans not to allow goods made by these products into the. Us export bans not allowing american mostly in the tech sector. American tech sectors cannot sell products to the government agencies enforcing this horrific system of concentration camps massive forced labor but when problem is with are complex complex supply chains in our modern globalized world. How do you know whether that cotton sheets from kia or that. Nyc pair of nike shoes. I was it made in china. Okay the label says china but then how do you know which factory it came from. So this is where cotton is really important. Because the xinjiang region. The eastern stan is a major site of cotton production. Actually over eighty percent of china's cotton is grown there. Which tells you one thing it's a major reason for Complete environmental devastation. There but it also means that if you do the calculations one in five cotton garments sold worldwide is grown. They're in this region where people are being forced to pick the cotton by hand for no pay and where the processing factories are using these batches of laborers so it's complexity of hard to act and this has been a big excuse. We must say for for governments and for private sector. You know the big companies. What what are they used for. Marketing now sustainability right social responsibility and their marketing organic cotton and there was even cotton from the weaker region being marketed as organic. Perhaps that's true but the same companies that.
Storytellers: Harriet Jacobs
"Although the veracity of her story was challenged for decades are storyteller of the day is now recognized as the true author of her work. We're talking about harriet jacobs. Harriet jacobs was born in eighteen. Thirteen endan north carolina to delilah and daniel jacobs. Both her mother and father were enslaved. Her grandmother had been emancipated by her former enslavers. When harry it was six her mother died and she was left in the care of her enslavers. Margaret horn blow margaret taught her to read and write an uncommon practice for the time but when harriet was twelve her fortune changed. Margaret passed away and instead of emancipating. Harriet bequeath. terry her three-year-old niece. mary matilda nor calm. Harriet subsequently moved into the nor com household. A family that did not share margaret's relatively more progressive views within three years. Though harry it was just a young teenager she had become the sexual fixation of mary's father. Dr james nor com. His sexual harassment was unrelenting and he refused to allow harry to marry. It was then. Harriet made a calculated decision. She decided to return the advances of another white man. A local lawyer by the name of samuel treadwell sawyer. She hoped that bearing the children of a different white man with spur her master into a rage her goal was to drive doctor nor com to sell her. Her plan did not succeed after bearing two of sawyers children dr nor com punished. Harriet by sending her to do backbreaking labor on his plantation while they're harriet. She fled to her grandmother's house and hit an crawlspace. Harriet remained in hiding at her grandmother's for seven years. During this time she revised her plan. Harriet wrote letters to dr nor com falsely claiming. She described to the north. This time around. She hoped dr nor comet sell her children to their father. Eventually this plan came to fruition and sawyer bought both of his children back from dr nor com soon after sawyer was elected to the house of representatives and moved with the children to washington. Dc desperate to reunite with her children. Harriet to fled north while searching for her children. Harriet found work. As a nurse. Made for the abolitionist. Nathaniel parker willis and his wife cordelia willis dr nor com continued to pursue harriet and. She was frequently forced to go into hiding often relocating between boston and new york eventually in one thousand fifty two the willis family was able to bhai harriet freedom during her time in the north. Harriet became involved with a feminist abolitionist group. It was there that she met. Amy post amy taken with harriet. Personal journey recommended that she read a book about her life. Harry agreed and decided to write her autobiography. Under the pen name brent. Her book called incidents in the life of a slave girl was published in eighteen. Sixty one with the rise of the american civil war. The book quickly faded from public discourse and remained relatively unknown for the rest of heriot's. Its lifetime harry. It was eventually reunited with her daughter. Louisa during the civil war. Harriet worked to aid former slaves who arrived as refugees in washington. Dc dedication to the recently emancipated community. Brought harriet back to the south in eighteen sixty five. Harriet and louisa settled in savannah georgia to continue relief efforts but due to persistent racial persecution forced to flee north once more this time harriet settled in cambridge massachusetts or she opened a boarding house. Not much is known about the final chapters of harry. It's life but we do know that she eventually returned to washington. Dc with her daughter. It was there that harriet died in eighteen. Ninety seven she was eighty four years old. It wasn't until the feminist movements of the nineteen sixties and seventies that incidents reappeared. Initially it sparked controversy. The books editor lydia. Marie child was a white woman. Common thought at the time was the autobiography was actually a novel written by child in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty seven historian. Jean fagin yellen corrected that narrative with her annotated edition of incidents yellen lays bare at the true identity of the author and the limited role child played in publishing the original manuscript at long last. Harry its name was attached to her work. Her role as auto biographer transformed. The significance of the taxed inherits writings. She describes her state of mind. She rejected the advances of dr nor calm in favor of sam sawyer. She explicitly discusses using her sexuality. As a tool to manipulate the white men who sought to further subjugate her harry it also acknowledges the judgement she received as a woman with two children born out of wedlock in her book. She argues that it is cruel to prescribe nineteenth century. Morality onto enslaved women as their fundamental rights had already been so profoundly violated incidents in the life of a slave girl remains one of the most important books of its kind. It is the only first hand account of the life of an enslaved woman at the time and gives unmatched insight into harry. It's perspective as she fought against forces of sexual and racial oppression in doing so. The autobiography occupies a unique space in both african american and feminist literature
"louisa" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale
"The secrecy. It means the chinese government knows that this would horrify the world and even horrify chinese people. So it's trying to both carry out a massive program and keep it secret. I would absolutely agree with that. I traveled to china for my executive mba program and they are beautiful people but as you stated they only know what the government permits them to know to see and hear so. I would agree with you that there would be or shock even within their own country. Although again the chinese government has provided some protection against ordinary chinese people being shocked by promoting the idea that anyone who is rounded up on mass women men women. No reason no reason the the government is said well. These people are threat to us there. They are infected by an ideological disease. That's a direct quote meaning they're connected to radical islam. They have foreign ties to international islamic terrorism so constant reporting or for those who chinese people who live in the region or who are paying attention they truly have developed a fear of weaker people. So you know one of the ways. This is enforced as even in chinese cities in the eastern part of china. Where you were visiting in your own trips in the last several years started with the olympics in twenty two thousand eight very intense in the last several years old guest houses and hotels and so on are under orders that if anyone shows up with an id that shows that their ethnic identity is weaker. So this tells you something. This is a government that has an ethnic identity on your national. id card. they must call the police. So not only. Do you not give them a room. You have to call the police so that would certainly make any ordinary person sank. Wow this is really dangerous. Fear these people. I think it's right that the government does what's necessary to protect the rest of us why that is absolutely hey incredible..
"louisa" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria
"The strong back. I feel like i'm developing. I feel like i've had it in some places I think this kind of goes hand in hand with my wild the more. I've leaned into my wild heart the more of needed to strengthen my back If i'm willing to be honest with the people. I love and who loved me about what i believe in what i feel is important in what my values are. I'm gonna have a strong back. Because they may not agree with me or they might see things differently or they might have expected something different for me. And i have to have a strong back to have those conversations but there are parts of me that i don't feel like i am ready to stand the wilderness about or the. That's still really scary in a lot of ways and honestly. This is a great stuff for abuse. I can say a lot of things here. No pressure but then it goes up to the world and then everyone hears it. And that's why we have the hard conversations we send our podcast links. Just kidding it's important to face face a anyway. I feel that way about my family. I'm like can you just listen to the podcast and then come talk to me. I feel like it'll catch you up on like the last ten seasons of my life you know and then we can start with season. Eleven goal go from there. Yeah so that's how. I feel like i'm right now in. This book was definitely a really good challenge. I feel like where it's lacking Is definitely in louisa. There's a missing As far as intersection. and there's some generalizations. And i do feel like there's a lot that speaking to People in places of power who knew lake bill that saw front and recognize the power. They have to have a strong back in to tap into the wild. Because other people don't have a choice they already are having to live in the wilderness. And so i feel like this book is written into people like myself who come from a very privileged background have been pushed internally and externally to do the work to to brave the wilderness for myself and alongside others so those My final thoughts. They're was a good summary..
Contemporary public art: who is it for?
"Louisa. When i look back over the newspaper dot com archive in in relation to christoph boucle. What i found was a lot of fierce debates mentioned in the articles about him often involving authorities as well as art world people. He wants to create this kind of control. He doesn't need so so tell us about this latest controversy. Why is it such conservancy. It starts off by the venice biennale in two thousand nine hundred nineteen when we will all of us walking through the arsenal and that was a vast rusting boat on the key side. Not in water. That's not an unusual thing to see. It looked kind of weirdly home amongst the other sort of naval paraphernalia around in the snarly but then of course there was no notice nothing to identify it. If diligent you look up in the catalog but unite was very mysterious but of course word of mouth soon came through this was indeed a work and art not a piece of rusting boatlift over by the navy it was balkan nostra it was cooled and it was actually the very boat which had been leaving libya for its louis laden with excess. Don't know how many of the thousands immigrants trying to get it collided with portuguese freighter. Got into trouble and sunk killing everybody. Pretty much on board. I mean it was an absolute atrocity slash disaster. The boat was then taken by the italian navy to sicily where there was an incredible detailed forensic investigation on all of the bodies of the victims many of whom were trapped in the hall of the boat. They'd be impacting. It was it was a trafficking boats. It was a horrific horrific scenario There was a forensic detailed investigations to who the identity of these people were many of their families traced and so they learn to the terrible fate of relatives now. I didn't quite know how this happened. But then time passes from two thousand fifteen. Somehow a deal is struck with the sicilian town of augusta where this both ended up in the naval base to bring it to the venice biennale as an exhibit. Christopher cal had signed a contract with the town of augusta that he could borrow the boat for yeah it would be exhibited has been and then he would return it a year later so the boats there everybody feels extremely conflicted about some people said it was a brilliant idea that shows how decadent the art world is how decadent our world is how uncaring we are. It was kind of appalling. I felt the boat was parked right by the cafe. So you start swinging europe roles and your and your cappuccinos. Perhaps not knowing there was in effect the site of mass atrocity a mass grave. Right beside you. So was it makes us think about our place. In the world on carrying thought about crises unfolding very close to us or was it. An exploitative opportunistic attention seeking Profile raising artwork by christopher. Koop and as you say he does have form in this respect. He's done other things. He's crushed landed a mosque in venice inside the catholic church for another being all for the icelandic pavilion. Several years ago he also set up community centers on controversial other things in tasmania. We'll probably talk about in a minute. So but this was a big one and yes it's very raw and the debate in the controversy still rages but the latest part of. This debate is a year on from the being ali. The boat is still. There is a dispute between the being early organization and bianco and he's gallery well absolutely yes. Because as i said he signed a deal with the city in town of augusta. Maybe you know. Maybe money exchanged hands. I don't know but anyway but the deal was that the boat would then come back to augusta where apparently it was intended to be the centerpiece for memorial park with the consent of the relatives. Also in all kinds of rumblings around the time in the been on it was stated apparently the families had given their permission for this boats to be used or some families are given their permission. I mean gardeners specific. But that will talk of permission. But now there's the boat the biennale a now say they have been hassling buco since november last year to bring this boat back to honor his agreement to honor the contract with cillian town of august. Gustave saying they want the boat back as well now sources close to buco say that because he never talks to the press which is another thing we can talk about minute They say apparently the boat was damaged in transit coming venice so it's going to be impossible until the cradle support is fixed for it to come back again to augusta so buco is now trying to get insurance to pay for this either from the benaroya. Who said no go away or probably problem rudely or indeed from the shipping company. But i mean. I would say that you know only ethics about whether you actually share bin ali or not. I felt squeamish. I think we're dead. People are concerned it starts to get very problematic. Any put all those ethics to one side. You honor the agreement to the families you on the agreement to the place from whence you lent it and if and if the cradle got caught up and pay for it or you make your gary who house involved not show for penny or two to cough up and pay for it you know. I draw lines more lines in the sand. Whatever want feels about artworks raising profile of terrible crises. Apparently there's talk about taking the boat to brussels to show how come the the eu have been ignoring the immigration crisis. I mean lofty motives. But you know this is a place where over thousand people died.
There's not enough internet for remote learning to go around
"This fall, we've been talking every Monday about education and technology during this pandemic including how access to high speed Internet and devices is just not cutting it across the country and there's new data on this in our latest marketplace Edison Research poll thirty percent of parents or guardians with kids. Online and making less than fifty thousand dollars say their Internet access is inadequate for online school marketplace's Scott Tong reports from Virginia on the broadband gap in central Virginia's Louisa County working mom Megan duck gets her two daughters online for school. By getting in the car they drive to a Wifi. Spot School district has set up in the Strip mall parking lot and here you can see a small jury rig flatbed trailer with solar panels powering electronics that send out an internet signal and from the car they log on the zoom. If we know like if their teachers say we have to do something we have to go to the Wifi spot because you couldn't even begin to logging on the website. Not. From home where they have just one choice for Internet service satellite, it's costly and it's not reliable doesn't work if it wind blows that doesn't work also at the hotspot. Today is fifth grader oriented Nestor Riding Shotgun next to her grandma in their suv, her online class. Let's her message the teacher for the box. It just POPs up on your computer win where at school it got good editor at their. At you need help you get acid they'll bested U. back. When your home. Do. You ever wish you could send a message yes I do. Her family has no broadband at home a reality for one third of rural Americans according to a recent
The Four Remembrances
"NAMA. Stan welcome. When I was in college many many many many decades ago. i. read the series of books that were written by Carlos Causton Yada about the Shaman Don, I know many of you. are familiar with them and had many takeaways but perhaps the most memorable. was built into this little quote right here. The Shaman Don Juan's teaching. How can anyone feel so important when we know that death the stocking us the thing to do when you're impatient. is to turn to your left and ask advice from your. An immense amount of pettiness dropped if you're death makes a gesture to are if you catch a glimpse of it. Are Few just have the feeling that your companion is there watching you. And A men's amount of pettiness dropped if you're death makes a gesture. So, this notion of death as an adviser is one that really actually goes through many many spiritual traditions. It's the wisdom of impermanent. and. When we open to remembering the truth that the slice of life is a flash, it's coming and going our perspective shifts in a very dramatic and usually very, very wholesome way. All pettiness falls away. And I was reminded of this. Recently I was Jonathan we're having dinner with a couple and one and one of them. The man said that he asked himself most days. How would today be different if I asked advice for my dad? What would I remember? What would be important today and he's just use that as one of his daily practices. And I think it's a really powerful one if we say, well, how would The rest of this day. If we really were paying attention to the reality that this life is command going and we don't know when. So, typically, we don't remember to tap into that wisdom we get into what I often call that that daily per transfer. Our concerns are way way narrow way small. Some years ago I saw this cartoon and it's got a graveyard and the bubble that you're reading coming up from under the ground. and. It says, Hey, I, think I finally decide what to do with my life. This is the caption pushes the late. Envelope to exciting new levels. Remembering what matters? So it's an all wisdom traditions, but I know that Since since college and it's deepened from in growing up that the more that I am. Intimately a radically sensing. Okay. This body mind is here now and it's going. Really the more I open to love. There's a there's a direct correlation to remembering death an opening to love. And it came clear in a certain way. When I was at a meditation retreat with harm and I went with a very dear friend and we had both been quite busy in our lives and we're thrilled that we're GONNA be able to take off a weekend and go to this retreat that was only a few hours away Virginia. And it was a lovely retreat. At the end of it took not Han it everybody get into pairs. buddied up with my Louisa, WHO's happens to be a teacher in our community here and he said, okay. Now, what the first thing to do is to bow and say Nam Nam Astaire's means I, see the the divine, the later or the sacred in you. So we did that then he said, hug each others who are hugging each other and he said now on the first breath as you're breathing reflect I'm going to die. I'M GONNA die in the second breath you're GonNa die you're. And then on the third and we have just these precious moments together. So. We did that we looked at each other and there was a level of. Presence and intimacy and love that was so fresh. It was so fresh. It was not an idea about loving. There were no barriers there was just in the face of hey. We've got these moments. The the loving that was always there just manifested in its full flesh. So love and presence in death and I don't think that at all as grim. into the slightest are at all as. You Know Morose. It's. It's really. The whole spiritual path is one of remembering and forgetting you've probably noticed. That we, we get inspired we get in touch with something we quiet down, we sent some wonders beauty or some tenderness. Oh. Yeah. This is why I do this stuff.
Louisa Thomas on the Fractured World of Tennis
"Welcome to no challenges remaining I'm Ben Rothenberg, and I'm thrilled to be joined once again on the show this year by Louisa Thomas of the New Yorker Louisa thank you for being back. We were both in DC when we last recorded, I think in February or so in my apartment. Right, early days of the pandemic I know in the early March even like right when things we saw it on horizon. Now I don't even have that apartment. And you're living in DC more full-time now and life has changed a lot and we're currently doing this from the same city different parts of DC. On Zoom. So Louisa thank you for being one of these calls. I. Will Look Forward to most today of my probably seven eight him calls today. So you have this piece of today in the New Yorker which I know you've been working on for a long time it's a very comprehensive peace about basically everything's happened since we last podcast did and also on I will thank you again for this throughout the show. But you also kind enough to come on a roundtable show. We did after the press conference that day which I want having to scrap because I waited like forty eight hours and a lot of things would you describe the peace happened which changed the tennis world typically in that time namely that Adria tour that derailing so I'm curious for you. What you were as you were trying to process tennis, they don't even too much about tennis during this time period. So as you were trying to synthesize in process tennis in everything happening Dennis for the last five months, just describe the challenge that of of trying to figure out where to start what to include, how to how to make it. All make sense as a as a writer writing for missing largely a non tennis audience. I mean I I feel like the piece looks very different than what I had originally envisioned. I mean it's sort of the story of near the pandemic for me, what I what I originally imagined. In my life was going to look like. Back in March is not at all the case you know in in March I thought, Oh, I'm gonNA write a piece about. You know about these different parts of the tennis ecosystem and how they're you know how they exist during the during the pandemic because during the shutdown because I had, you know obviously as sunset, the Tennessee is a very kind of fragmented sporting a lot of ways that the experience of a top player is not at all like the experience the double specialists, which is not at all the experience of a lower ranked player, which is not at all experienced a coach or an empire or Y- that there's A. Great Diversity of experiences. So I was originally going to do this kind of like daisy chain vignette anecdotal piece. Which I did these little portraits of people in my original idea had been to situate each each person at at Indian Wells when they learned that the tournament had been canceled and that was the piece I said about to right and actually that was the piece I originally did right? I mean this piece has gone undergone like many many many pro. You know the interest in that and I was sort of pretty happy with that approach and I think that actually one of the underlying ideas of the piece is that there is this kind of. This there's like I said this fragmentation and that was definitely reflected in that piece as well. But what happened was that like actually things started happening And what you're describing in terms of like US recording podcast and then immediately having to scrap it because you know just things change. So fast that was actually the experience of this piece as well. We were set to we were talking about running at the end of. May. Kind of in anticipation of some news of tennis coming back or not coming back or anything then. And then the protests happened and obviously the gravity of that I mean there was none of that in the piece of point. Obviously. So the gravity of that need us think well, maybe we should you know hold off for a couple of days. This is not like A. Timely piece, it can run whenever. So let's let's wait until. Maybe also think about incorporating some of tennis's response and things like that. And then you know so I kind of that piece ready. Ready to go with that, and then the US Open announced or levers like rumors about the announcement. So I was like. Well, let's hold off for that and then. You know kind of reworking at each at each stage like rewriting it and reworking and talking to more people, and you know doing a little more reporting and also just rethinking more and more about what this like this process is said about tennis and so yeah, I, mean, this piece took on many massive revisions not just because of the quality of writing any piece undergoes a lot of work. But this one I felt like I kept having to scrap it and start again because something would happen and. The thing. That was heartening though was that there was never something that made me I mean there's always something I was learning from things along the way, but there was never something that made me think I'm completely wrong. Just. Completely off, it did become less and less about kind of individual actors and more and more about how tennis kind of sets up people to be individual actors.
Addressing Health Disparities in Puerto Rico
"Of the continental US, the covert 19 pandemic is happening as the push for social justice continues. Natasha Alford is a journalist for the Gri Oh, and Pulitzer Center grantee. And she traveled to Puerto Rico shortly after the island's political protests in 2019 to understand another uprising taking place on the land What she calls the Afro Latino revolution. She joins us now. Welcome to hearing now. Thank you so much for having me, Tanya. Yes. And Natasha. What? Through lines? Are you saying between the Afro Puerto Rican community and what's happening in other parts of the country in the protests for racial justice? How does PR's history and culture Play out in the construction of race and racial experiences. Yes. Oh, there's so much to unpack there. But you know, the first thing I'll say is after the death of George Floyd, we immediately saw protest. We saw vigils and we saw memorials in honor of his life right in Puerto Rico, So obviously there was something that really resonated with people there. And specifically in Afro Puerto Rican communities. Now often times when people think of Afro Puerto Rican Sze, they may associate them with just one community. One town one neighborhood. I'll give you an example. Louisa has a really high proportion of residents who identify as Afro Puerto Rican. But the reality is that there are black people everywhere in Puerto Rico. It's just his divers as the United States. And so we saw that what was happening in the continental US was really resonating. It's resonating because there are similarities. What have you found in terms of health disparities without for Latinos and other types of disparities? Do they mirror what we see in the continental United States? Yes, I think that there are parallels, and it makes sense, right? Because well, you think about the history of Puerto Rico. There was slavery there as well. Right? Even though our societies may be different, you know, we think of the continental US we think of segregation and Jim Crow. Ah, lot of people just don't know the history of Puerto Rico and and slavery and the aftermath of how it played out. They often assume that Puerto Rico is a Nyland of racial harmony that it is a racial utopia. The phrase La Grande Familia, Kenya. Is about being one Puerto Rican family. But a lot of people will tell you that that's actually not the case. And so with health disparities, one thing that researchers have found is that darker skinned Puerto Rican Sze report poorer health outcomes. And some of the reasons for that are social treatment. The communities in which they live in are sometimes poorer exposure to social stressors. There's ah great research paper that was written that came out of the University of Puerto Rico by Jose Caravaggio, Quito and S. R Boudreau and they talked about Changing the way that we measure those disparities by changing the language we use. So we often think of black and white in the United States, but they did a study where they asked people to list the shade of their skin tone. When they did that they actually got more information that showed what those health disparities were, and the key was using local language and understanding of race rather than trying to impose the continental US is language when it comes to race. Of course,
Tommy Orange Reads Louise Erdrich
"This month we're going to hear the years of my birth by Louisa Drake, which was published in the New Yorker in January of two thousand eleven growing up in the midst of a large family I had never registered visitations from my presence. At those rare moments when I was alone as something strange. The first time I was aware of it was when I was taken from Betty and putting the White Room. After that occasionally had the sensation that there was someone walking beside me or sitting behind you. Always, just beyond my peripheral vision. The story was chosen by Tommy Orange whose first novel there there was published in two thousand eighteen and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Hi Tony. Hey Deborah. So what made you choose a story by Louis urging for the podcast so you had published, I think last year. Short story of hers called The stone is a pretty short short story and is it was a strange story and it just struck me So when you asked me to choose a story I went looking for another one of hers. She's actually published a lot in the New Yorker because I haven't known her for Short Sir she only as one collection of short stories you don't with pretty massive career, most of her stories started stories and end up in her novels. Yes. That's what I've heard her say and this one just struck me I think it's such a perfect story. In what way is perfect for you. You know what I love that fiction can do is the way it can get inside a consciousness and the way it can push mystery. There's something. So mysterious in this story and I don't necessarily always like magical realism but what Lewis does so well, in a lot of her work is sort of pushing boundaries of reality where it still believable still realism you never are asked to believe too much sort of realism's magic. There's something so strange and mysterious about it and really powerful the sort of cultural touchdowns that she does. So subtly though a native culture plays into it in the way, white culture comes up. Yeah. It's interesting because there is a supernatural component, but it can also be read as almost completely realistic. You can kind of how much you WANNA. Think of this as a kind of allegorical story and how much you want to think of it as real. Yeah. This is exactly what what I love about this story and what Louise doesn't work like I said. And if you've been reading, Lewis worked for most of her writing career at least. I mean, she's definitely one of my favorite writers of all time but I came to her a little bit later in my reading path. It wasn't until I was going to the Institute of American Indian Arts Getting my MFA a lot of native literature I didn't come to until getting into the program I. Sort of came in through a back door reading. Wise. I read a lot of work in translation, but I read love medicine I and just completely fell in love with her work. And do you feel the connection for you is that you have shared native American heritage? Definitely when I first started reading actually was a little bit turned off to some native fiction because it was. So reservation based and I, I have this urban experience but that was just sort of at the beginning of me thinking about native representation what it would look like in my own work the way that she handles bringing in native culture I think is so perfect. There's a clumsy way to do it and she never does it that way. always comes across really organically. and. Do you think that this story the the years of my birthday this characteristic if that main character as we'll discover is actually not native. Yeah I. Think the way that that works for the reader to something. Really Cool. Sort of putting you into a native family as a white character does a lot of work for the story I think. We'll talk more after the story and now here's Tommy Orange reading the years of my birth by Louise urge. The years of my birth. The nurse had wrapped my brother and a blue flannel blanket and was just about to hand him to his mother when she whispered. Oh God there's another one and out I slid half dead. I then proceeded to diner ernest going from slightly pink to a dull grey blue at which point the nurse tried to scoop me into a bed warm by lights. She was stopped by the doctor who pointed out my head and legs. Stepping between and the mother, the doctor addressed her. Mrs Lascher I've something important to say your other child had a congenital deformity and may die. Shall we use extraordinary means to salvage it? She looked at the doctor with utter incomprehension at first then cried. No.
13 nuns at Michigan convent die of COVID-19
"Thirteen religious sisters at a Michigan Convent have died from the Corona virus with twelve sisters passing in the span of a month, the women aged sixty nine to ninety nine were all members of a Felicien, sisters. Convent in Livonia Michigan on Good Friday. The virus took the life of sister. Mary Louisa was ninety nine by the end of the month eleven. Other sisters had passed seventeen more. More were infected, but recovered according to sister, Noel Murray Gabriel. The director of clinical health services for our lady of Hope Province, a thirteenth sister, despite an initial recovery passed away in June the sisters in presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mother Convent in Livonia as well as all of us in the province are still very much dealing with the loss of so many sisters says Suzanne Wilcox. Wilcox English Executive Director of mission advancement for the Felicien Sisters of North America the sisters. All of whom were longtime members of the convent, lived prayed and worked together prior to their retirements. The women had worked as school teachers college professors and principles. Librarians nurses and organised sister. Mary Louisa was Indiana had served as the sunshine person for the local minister, sending Peace Day and birthday cards. Cards to the sisters in the infirmary and obituary reads sister Victoria Marine dykes sixty nine lead nursing students regular trips to the Felicien sisters mission in Haiti sister Rosemary Wallach Eighty six spent eight years working as a secretary in the Vatican Secretary of State Sister Thomas Murray Would Hausky seventy three once led a second grade class to win a national prize and a Campbell's soup commercial competition. The death of the thirteen nuns could be the most serious loss of life experienced by a group of religious women in the United States since the nineteen eighteen influenza pandemic, according to Global Sisters report a nonprofit Catholic News outlet globally at least sixty one felicien sisters have died, but other religious orders have also been struck by the virus with six sisters, dying of covid nineteen at the Our Lady of Convent in Wisconsin in April. The convent closed its doors to visitors in. In March and placed strict restrictions on group activities, but the virus still reached the convent and spread quickly for many sisters who normally pray alongside those who are dying, having to socially distance during a time of grief was difficult. Normally we will share stories about the sister. We have lost during the vigil the night before the funeral says English, but we have been unable to do so. Their collective impact on the community has been and continues to be very deep, says English.
Students may not get "the true college experience" this year
"International students in Massachusetts and across the country may be forced to leave if they're university goes virtual. More from w TVs. Louisa Moeller full classrooms in person debate that used to be Valeria Mendy old is experience at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. I was in shock. I was like, I can't the can's right like he has now the grad student from Mexico says Uncertainty from the pandemic has turned into hyper uncertainty with a new directive from Immigration and Customs enforcement that international students in the U. S will have to leave the country or risk deportation. If their school switched online on Ly Learning. Harvard, for example, had just announced it would hold on ly virtual classes in the fall. What am I gonna do with my with my lease on my apartment when I'm going to go with my furniture? Go back to Mexico. Where am I going to say international students are basically confronted between two choices between risking my own health and, you know, attending in person classes or be deported from the US. Maya Nasser, a PhD student at MIT worries that if she leaves, she won't be allowed back on top of the challenges she could face trying to learn from her home country of Lebanon. Right now open on its passing through an extreme economic crisis. The country is on a brink of Herman. We do not have access to power electricity, InterNAP. Ice is expected to release more guidance later this week. But Sarah Sprites her with the American Council on Education, which represents over 700 colleges and university, says the impact could be huge. So we have over one million students in the U. S that come from other countries on they actually have $41 billion impact on the U. S economy. That was the estimation from
A Tennis Star Catches COVID-19
"Welcome the no challenges remaining. It is Sunday. June twenty first twenty, twenty I am Ben Rothenberg I was working on posting are editing an episode that I recorded a couple days ago with buddies and frequent guests, this show remobilize into all and Louisa Thomas also this episode for the beginning of it. round table talking about the open their plans etcetera etcetera. Then a couple less than an hour ago, there was a posted popped up. I think I dream and remained Toumani. Join me again hello. Hello. Irene was the first one is. If I saw a post, this poster came up on your instagram feed, and can you describe what you saw instagram? Basically posted a photo of himself with a mask, announcing that he is back in Monaco and tested positive for covid nineteen an he apologized for possibly endangering others so yeah, it was him basically disclosing that he has positive, and as we know agree, gorgeous got back from Croatia where he was playing in the Adria tour and a couple of days before that he was playing in Belgrade as well, so he's playing Novak store, and yeah, and we mentioned that obviously on the podcast we recorded two days ago. I it it should be noted that we've seen many patriots of Griego over the past couple of weeks. But that's the first pitcher. We've seen what I'm wearing a mosque. Stu Point to money no I think. Yeah, so this is sort of tenses. Thing hopefully it get to a Rudy Gobert moment in tennis where Gregoire realized I have nothing fallen close attention, paying close attention to the Adria tour, but grew on court yesterday a Saturday in Croatia playing a match inside our Croatia as part of this Adria series traveling around the Balkans he was in. Serbia and we talked about this. A bunch on the show and I think I will probably still. Post the show recorded before, but I feel like this will change the tenor of its I want to post these. Get this one up I throw show that we are connected to reality more than maybe the other episode from two days ago because I think as Louisa, early people say on the show like. In these times a lock change short period of time, this is obviously a big moment for tennis. One that I think it's fair to say that we all feared was very possible with looking at Adria series, which is exhibition event sort of started by Novak Djokovic determined director. Quote Unquote was Georgia Djokovic of ex brother. It was being held in Belgrade and a few other planned stops around the Balkans They just actually after the news of Dmitrov positive test. They just can't sold the final match of today's session in. Montenegro which was supposed to host next weekend had already said thanks, but no thanks to Adria tour canceled their leg of the event. We sort of imagined Asia tour, which was an event. Whichever one you twenty? How about you described? He described what what we saw because he posted a bunch of photos. From recent days what Adrian Tour Bend like the got people concerned something this. Business was sending. The optics are not good. Let's put it charitably that way. Yes essentially what we've seen is What is a very regular event in very abnormal times you know? Whether it's you look on twitter on on streams on on Youtube big crowds in the stadium at Novak's Club scene players. And hands and invading each other's personal space and Interacting with fans you've seen videos of. Them are on the out in a club stripping together. and. Will these images that would be normal in normal times, but these aren't normal times, and it makes you cringe a bit. And so there there there's been tons of criticism and. Of course. Rich kind of. Received a lot of criticism for an we actually spoke. To US ball. And he said kind of that. He's aware of the criticism from the West. But you know what while things may be bad in the UK or the, us, it's not. It's not the same in Serbia. And, yeah, and for that reason you know people have been kind of reacting to that and reacting badly, and that's kind of where we. Can I add? They also had a kids day. That had a lot of kids. We've seen the photo of that as well and they've had a football match, and they've had a basketball match in Croatia. They went to a concert with Donovan John August the new version others the other day, and the thing is you have players who came from countries. Who aren't Serbia and Croatia in that? You have you have players someone like Gregoire? Who flew from the states, then winces Bulgaria, possibly also to Monaco. You also have such as Vera. Vera who's traveling from different places Sasha's also saddlebrook for quite a big portion of the quarantine time you have people traveling from different places, and they got off the plane, and you see the video of them getting off the plane and immediately hugging Novak, and immediately being welcomed people into walking around the no masks I don't understand how you can get a flight and already know that that person that person didn't have time to get tested, so that already was
The Mescalero Apache Tribe declares a state of emergency as COVID-19 cases start to emerge
"This is national news. I'm in Prenton Gonzales. The Mescalero Apache tribe in New Mexico declared a state of emergency Monday as tests confirm the first cases of covid nineteen on the reservation in New Mexico. At least four people tested positive for the disease. The tribe says it's waiting on the results of some six hundred other tests. Mescalero ordered lockdown businesses and public establishments for at least the next two weeks. The tribe is also closing tribal government offices to the public. The order puts restrictions on individuals movements and asks that one member of each household use Tuesdays and Thursdays for buying food and other essentials. The tribe is closing entrances to tribal land although the main highway through the reservation remains open. Mescalero president gave Aguilar told Q. E. T. V. The measures are away to protect the tribe. He says merely urging people to practice physical distancing failed to keep the virus from spreading an out of state. Seafood worker is the first person to test positive for coronavirus in the city of Valdez. Alaska officials say the infection was caught through. Routine. Testing Louisa. Castroville is Acting Infectious Disease Program Manager for the Alaska Department of Health and social services in video conference Monday. She said it's not clear yet. How the individual contract the virus it's individual came to Alaska from the lower forty-eight in late April and Co was quarantined. Onsite there for two weeks because as some demonic during that timeframe as well and there's been working on campus since then and has not left. It's not clear the source of the infection whether this was something that was picked up locally since the person had been there for a month or whether this is the test that we're seeing the positive result if it's picking up virus that might have been An infection in the distant past. And we're just seeing residual virus from that Castro deal says health officials are working to determine anyone who may have come in contact with the infected person. Alaska officials remain vigilant as the commercial fishing season is getting underway and thousands of people. Come from all over the world to work and processing facilities. The state has a little over four hundred positive cases of covid nineteen total as of the start of this week. The regional hospital in gnome close to the public. After an employee tested for the coronavirus. The Norton Sound Health Corporation expected employees to go back to work Tuesday after all of them are tested for the virus. Katie Oh news reports. The facilities were subjected to afford a extensive cleaning on Friday. The city manager issued an emergency order restricting travel into nome and mandating a two week quarantine for anyone traveling into the city from the outside. Some face masks sent to the Navajo nation through a company established by a former White House. Aide may be inadequate to properly protect those who wear them the news organization Propublica reports almost two hundred fifty thousand of the masks sent by a company headed by former White House. Deputy Chief of Staff Zach Pontus may not fit the guidelines established by the Food and Drug Administration propublica reports. The total cost for the masks is around eight hundred thousand dollars. The report goes on to say that in another one hundred. Thirty thousand masks are not the kind specified in the procurement data. The News Organization Says Flint is secured. The three million dollar deal with the Indian health services. Eleven days after he formed the company the sell personal protective equipment. Ihs officials say the masks are unsuitable for medical use. The regional office is determining whether to return them flint told propublica his connections to the White House played no role in his company selection as a provider for IHS the Navajo nation has the highest per capita rate of corona virus infections in the nation with National Native News. I'm Mark Hughes.