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Messi Dazzles as Barca Advance
"Barcelona taking on Napoli One, one, this of course going. into the second leg at the camp. Now, boss in the end winning by three goals to one heads of discussing Alley Moreno Frank Leboeuf who's about to become a grandfather for the first time. He's adore to in labor and without comment we also introduced Craig Burley as well to the program Craig. Let's start. Shall we reflecting on that win for at the camp now once again Lionel Messi was instrumental. Thank. You. So when you went for thirty thousand and just just delaying the inevitable for him one more game going to the core finals. You know and you can't say much more than. in terms of the performance, it was unsurprising that. Not Play who finished seventh and Sarah will still very much towards the end of the game I thought that you'd brought Milijana Burt eller physical presence. And get more balls in the balked. He didn't do that until the last ten or twelve minutes and so bacelona got away with it was messy sharpness. That gotten through particularly the the bold inactivation killer Bali. For, the kick, but there was one or two calls in the Game B-. Bustle, and got the job done is they should have. Done done against the site are not the best in Syria. We'll talk about some of these dubious calls in a moment but I thought you talked about the so much. Have we I feel after every Barcelona game about how dependent they are on messy? Yeah, it's it's not gonNA take not anytime soon that is the way that they play and everybody on the field looks for where Messi is and give him the ball and led him resolve the issues. There isn't any more productivity coming from anywhere else other on the field. There is a through ball from anybody else there isn't a final pass from anybody else across from anybody else if it's not messy, essentially winning the ball given to himself, crossing the to himself and finishing himself it's very, very difficult to see where Barcelona produces Brielle, goalscoring opportunities and. Again. Today we saw Nantong agrees bid a lot of running a lot a lot of work for the team defensively by very little impact offensively restarted scores have penalty gig, but very little outside of that and really what was truly surprising about this game in the second half is to see Barcelona at home just renounced possession just four for the possession say, yeah, you will. You have the ball you see if you can create something on, we're going defend. Now this is Barcelona we're talking about this is not a millennial team. This is not a defensive team, per se and yet at team that you have historically seen at the count now just knocking the ball around really. Possession Monday, the rhythm of the game that is not what we saw today in the second half they were more than happy to sit behind the ball, very unlike Barcelona but in the end effective effective and to advance onto the next round. Frank is testament to what have done in this competition over previous years. The even three one up I home with ten minutes ago you still felt you had to watch this game to the end just in case Napoli got back into it. Yes. Exactly. Because you know that defensive, a bustling is very fragile and the showed that many many times and. And the consistency now they're the talent is not as well except that you have a fantastic little man missy to also do young think he did well, I mean the outside the food when he gave him the giftable macy when he scored and the goal was. disallowed. is an absolute beauty but otherwise, Yeah Celine Craig, it's very very. Well you. No performance style you know where where you don't see many things you you see only one guy doing the difference and that's it and you you I wanted to to see after the. Win Win scalding just before the off time. Say Six second time. It's going to be better. Maybe we're going to see something. Well, he didn't happen to the bid at some point but. How. The of the day you Didn't see a good game good game I. so average she'll team against I've sees a dude, the shade of the that we known I think we're doing the rest of these bustle and a disservice here. Yeah, they're under performance. There's no doubt about it, but sometimes players even the best players are looking for guidance and we know we know there are holes in the boss loners squad the there's quite a few top teams have holes in the squad. But did you spend all in? Well, let's see. It's just a messy for Barcelona. I think when you look around, I think what they need to find as as yeah, a balance within the squad which comes through budget. But a coach, find a key to unlock the clear talent there, and it takes some pressure off message Volvo they struggled and lost his job and said to him was a man it was going to commend with as Grit football style from Betas and nuts really not happened, and so there is more in the locker for boss of them were seeing I'd just feel that the sampler not playing well, another players looking for guidance. And yet defined the court this going to command and the last twelve to eighteen months or so and fainter sets up the gets the best of everybody else as well as getting the best Lino. Messy then Barcelona will be in better
Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Our Nintendo Backlogs
"My Name Is Casey Fritos I'm your host, and this week I am joined by Brian Tahoe. Hi Everyone Seth macy. And Logan. Plants. And I just wanted to mention that Logan Plant has now been working as production assistant for the last year. So thank you so much for everything that you've done for us. We super appreciate it and we welcome you on the show this week. It's been an awesome year of NBC. Got This GIG last August starting my senior year of College McMahon. Twenty. It's GONNA be year. It's going to be the best year for me. At prediction was was very untrue, but I've loved working on NBC. Well, we did get to do a thing that we do everybody who's worked with gene for year, which is broken your house in spray painted the logo on your shirt. So yeah. Yeah, got. Bad. It's still drying right here. Comfortable. I Apologize. But Hey guys so much for joining me this week. Let's start off by talking about the big news, which actually Nintendo finally decided to reveal something before recorded. So I'm very grateful for that thanking Intendo, but we finally known antennas next scheduled release. It will be picked three deluxe out on Astra with. For Fifty, nine, ninety, nine. No. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So You Brian, we're your pigment fan I look pick. Yeah, you. excited. Yeah, yes. Yes. Yes. I, am I'm all for. Every last great. We you exclusive game to no longer be that and to be brought to a platform where millions more people can enjoy it. And I've picked threes really fun. It's really good game. What I'm a little annoyed about with this is that. They. D listed the version. Basically, the exact moment that they announced this version and the version was on was selling for twenty dollars. So. That's kind of A. Weird situation. 'cause like. They're. They're basically telling their fans like if. If you have access to switch, this is where you'll have to play this game because you won't be able to get this anywhere else for cheaper. And also that the it's it's three times the price. Now, they're adding stuff to it, which obviously, we'll get into a, but yet my gut reaction was gay pigment three, and then also boo to the price of then also, you're totally going to pay that price, get pigment three under switch. So yeah, you're totally right. The an I also wanted to mention that we're bringing up the kind of skis tactic of taking it off the we shop. You. Guys noticed that all of the the vouchers that people bought I think it was, it was one hundred dollars for for two vouchers, one voucher per game, and they expired on July thirty first, which is right. Before they made this announcement I know at least one person in our podcast forums on facebook mentioned that they actually called Nintendo customer service and asked for the. Vouchers to get an extension and they granted him the extension by another year. It is now too late to do that. Ari. Or maybe not maybe if you have expired vouchers sitting around, you can call customer service and have them I'm so sorry, Nintendo customer service workers. You guys get a flux of collars because of this, but hey, it's worth a shot right especially if you haven't used them yet. But that was kind of embarrassed about this whole thing to like you mentioned, the vouchers are to one hundred bucks, which means if you buy, you know sixty bucks a sixty dollar game you're saving. Ten Bucks per game, which is a great deal. But you. They stopped selling them like a year ago. Yesterday, basically, two days ago, and with the expiration, you could put them towards stuff that was available for preorder. But because Pittman three wasn't available for preorder. You couldn't put it towards that Nintendo has been pretty quiet about. Announcing Twenty Twenty lineup arrested twenty twenty WANNA and so. You didn't really have anywhere to put that money and then. They retire those vouchers in three days. Later, there were like Pittman three and so A. Libertarian Carriers I. Wish I'd have panned out a little bit better. Yeah not crazy about I will. I would have been more forgiving if they announced it like the day, the vouchers expired because then at least people would be like I, have to spend it on this. Now, I mean, it still would have been a little bit questionable, but not nearly as various as this was i. don't Know Logan Seth? Did you guys by those doctors? No, I. Didn't I thought. It was I would just spend the extra ten bucks. I'm not really a digital player I mostly get physical stuff, but I thought another weird thing about it is like a third of the Games. You could get with voucher dollars. You weren't even saving anything on a bunch of the options. So that was another kind of weird part about the voucher system. I was just never onboard with the whole thing. You. No I didn't buy the batches. I. Actually Forgot
Lord & Taylor files for bankruptcy
"And Taylor, one of America's oldest department stores, is filed for bankruptcy. Let's talk about it with Jan Rogers Kniffen, who is the CEO of J. Rogers, NIF and worldwide. In New York Jan. Welcome back to the program when it comes to AH, retailers lining up in bankruptcy court. It's starting to look like the list of anchor stores that are really popular Mall 30 years ago. Lord and Taylor Neiman Marcus. Ah, number of big names have filing for Chapter 11. Yeah, You left out J. C. Penny, who also filed so If you look at the anchors there, they're all in trouble. And, of course, Macy's has also announced that it's going to close the whole bunch of the anchor stores in the balls. So all of the anchors have shown really damage from Cove it But as you and I both know They were showing damage long before covered. So if you look at the list of retailers I have going bankrupt. There's 23 a moment, I think on my list that have already filed There's like 43 on the S and P list file because they track a broader group and I do that would be the most this year will be the most since 8 4009 time frame so the most in the decade that Have filed for bankruptcy, and we've also seen all of them just reducing store footprint, even if they're not going back right there closing stores and getting smaller and putting more of their business Percentagewise online. That trend has been going on, you know, since at least well before 2014 but I started writing about it in 2014. All this is really accelerated. So all people on the list that I've got here they're going bankrupt. I would have said We're in danger of going bankrupt sometime between now and 2025 anyway. It's all been accelerated now into 2020 because of Coke.
Macy’s 4th of July fireworks end with stunning Empire State Building display
"Here in the city, Macy's at its fireworks display around the Empire State building, drawing a small crowd of people on 34th Street looking up. Then into the 90 legal fireworks continued across the five boroughs for hours and hours. Many other cities canceled or scaled down their official holiday celebrations or got creative and made them
Macy's Fireworks & Military Flyover to Mark Fourth of July
"Around the nation, many independence day events were canceled or modified because of the covert 19 pandemic. In New York, the traditional Macy's fireworks of being broken up into short pop of displays to avoid attracting crowds.
New York City July 4th Fireworks Show
"Fourth of July is upon us and the skies above the city will still feature a big traditional light show after a week of nightly one's Macy says that tonight's fireworks Feature a musical score. That's quote a mix of pop and patriotic anthems celebrating New York City's resilience during this cove in 19 pandemic. End quote. Susan Tear. Cerro, executive producer of the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show spoke with 10 10 wins. About the lineup for the grand finale atop the Empire State Building, headlined by John We're highlighting New York. There's a lot that's going on in this country, and we're definitely addressing that, you know, in our broadcast, and in the score, the young people's Chorus of Nike will also virtually perform America the beautiful and lean on me. The finale will be longer airing on NBC tonight. Now all this
4th of July 2020: Macy’s sets pop up fireworks shows around New York City; Chicago police patrol crowded beaches for holiday weekend
"Cautioning people to stay safe and even scaled down gatherings. Many communities have altered fest. Ditties or even canceled events. Bosses Asian Hosni is in New York. The big Macy's fireworks display was split up into smaller five minute pop up shows across the city over in Chicago police are patrolling the beach is out there. They remain closed in Florida. Orlando, canceling its fireworks display altogether, and beaches like Miami Beach are now closed. Now there are concerns that without public displays, folks will hold private fireworks shows which could spread the virus even further. The National Fireworks Association said. Ah, record number of people are buying fireworks for personal use of here. Florida today reported another record for the number of new covert 19 cases.
Macy's 4th of July finale in New York City to honor health-care heroes, first responders and front-line workers
"Week of fireworks is tonight. Of course, the tradition has looked very different. This year, The show has been spread out into small pop up shows to spread out any crowds that might gather and prevent a big, massive crowd that could create dangerous conditions while we're still in a pandemic, and it's the healthcare and essential workers of the pandemic will be honored in the show Tonight. Susan Terceiro was the executive producer. We're highlighting New York. There's a lot that's going on in this country, and we're definitely addressing that. You know, in our broadcasts and in the score, and if you want to see the finale tonight in person, you'll just need a good view of the Empire State Building.
Judge clears way for former House Speaker Sal DiMasi to lobby on Beacon Hill
"Judge ruled the state statute prohibiting people convicted of certain state crimes from registering as lobbyists apparently did not apply to applicants like to Macy, who was convicted of federal offenses that corruption investigation into de Macy's conduct prompted the writing of the 2009 ethics law. Macy was convicted in 2011 on conspiracy, fraud and extortion charges. While the
Weeklong Macy's New York City Fireworks Shows to End in Fourth of July Finale
"It's not the usual Fourth of July, and it's not ending with the usual Macy's fireworks spectacular. This year, the show began with short displays in each of the five boroughs. It wraps up tonight in midtown to get to the finale. It is all about New York, you know, And so what is the most iconic New York song you can think of? That is really that exit song and that is New York, New York, So we're going to be seeing You know what that means and doing that on the doing that from the Empire State Building eyes really something Spike Tank has never really excited what Mrs David includes virtual performances from John Legend it Alicia Keys, the young People's Chorus of New York City to and more as well. It salutes to frontline workers.
Messi Mulls Barcelona Exit
"We start with news that could rock the football world to its very core Spanish network got an essay reporting that Lionel Messi is ready to leave Barcelona. He is called off. Negotiations over his contract are more socio ends reporting that Messi is angry at the Barcelona office over leaked media reports, Moore said Lo and Frank leboeuf join US sid. Is this for real is Lionel Messi now really going to leave Barcelona and what is it the root of this? One This is something that needs to be kind of explained, contextualized and unpacked now. Is this for real in the sense? That is Leo Messi unhappy. Has He opposed to conversations? Over new contract and put stop to that for the time being and is absolutely furious with the way that boss on is being run. Yes, is thirty four next summer. Yes, is that true point at which he would be contemplating? WHY NEXT MOVE WOULD BE? Yes, but the context is really really important. Here is Leeann saying I will leave. This is little messy saying. I won't read this deal now. I want renew this deal with this board of directors. At least not for the moment. I want to be convinced that we're going to buy the right players that were going to build a squad in the right way. The club is going to be settled and by the way next summer are presidential elections I think what? Is doing more than anything else is obviously keeping his own personal options open in terms of what he decides how he feels about himself in the time by the else, he's actually saying to somebody tomato, the president with whom the relationship isn't good. He saying I'm not going to give you the satisfaction of the photograph of my renewal on not going to give you the chance to go into presidential elections unless you convince me Hawaii's. Being able to say to people, I'm the one that's guaranteed Leonel. macy's continuity so I think you cannot. Divorce this. Of News from the context and the context is his age, the fighters that club and the fattest presidential elections next summer now in a way, the ideal scenario for Mexico's is that he renews with a new president who he does trust in Maxima so this doesn't mean he's going what it does mean is able to leverage the possibility of going to try and change things at Celona Frank. How often have we asked the question? How good word Barcelona be without Messi? Can you imagine it? Do you think they'd still be able to compete with around Madrid? Do you think they'd still be a top team? In the world? Is They are now? That's a question that maybe we can ensure soon if Loan. Goes and finds. Another club. It's hard I. Mean of course one of the most entertaining player that we have seen and and Wiz Rinaldo finding for more than decayed to know with the best entertainer, and not be the best player because the sort of another question that do we have to insert the best entertainer for more than educated in the world. I had I don't like the political aspect. Of what see just explained, but. I want to see the good thing about you know. Boscell best on being able to turn a new page of their history without Missy, sooner or later is going to happen, because maybe He's walnuts. At some point it's going to give up is going to retire, and they will have to do so without him, so of course they will, it will take time It's awfully not like. Was All big players leaving and. Not being able to come back to the best, but bustle now would have to think about the new future without loud and missy is going to be be curb. He's GonNa be a big turn, but I'm sure they're going to be able with a young player that they have the equanimity how to find a new genius, and and we'll see
1st of Macy's Six New York City Fireworks Shows Is Tonight, But No One Knows Where
"There will be a fireworks show in New York tonight. This isn't one of the illegal shows that have been keeping New Yorkers up all night. For the past few weeks. This one is sanctioned by the city. But it's something of a mystery at some unannounced location at a predetermined time that has not been made public a professional fire. Irks display will begin tonight here in New York, and it will end just five minutes later. It will happen five nights in a row as Macy's records these brief displays for the annual televised Fourth of July fireworks broadcast on NBC. This was the solution they came up with in order to prevent over a 1,000,000 people from gathering to watch a firework show, while Corona virus is still a concern. Normally, the fireworks show happened somewhere over the East River and its watched in person by massive crowds on either
Macy's to Cut 3,900 Corporate Jobs
"The world layoffs remain stubbornly high nearly one and a half million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week in retail the first job cuts hit the workers in the stores but the corporate offices are starting to see layoffs to Macy's announced it will eliminate nearly four thousand jobs in management and its corporate
Will the Economic Recovery Slow With New Coronavirus Cases?
"The latest economic data shows the US on target for a gradual recovery, but a spike in corona virus cases in several states is now making that pace more uncertain. The lack of clear direction led to a choppy day on wall. Street, but all three major indexes ended the day up more than one percent joining me now to talk more about the economic picture. Picture is Wall Street? Journal reporter, Harriet Tori High Harriet high so Harriet. Let's start with weekly jobless claims still very high, but they've been holding pretty steady on the other hand arise rise in Corona. Virus cases could now threaten that as the economy is beginning to reopen. What is your sense of what's happening here? Yes, we saw another week of these claims. Claims at about one point five million. This is you know slightly below last week, but more or less unchanged. It's still phenomenally high though when you think that before the coronavirus pandemic started kms kind of the two hundred thousand poet so now you know they've just exploded compared to that, and although they're not as bad as they were at the beginning of the. The public, there's still a lot of people who are losing their jobs every week and implying for unemployment. So this is just another reminder that the recovery could take them all on. It comes on a day was saying this very worrying increase in coronavirus infections and sentenced states, and just is a fresh reminder that things are not getting back to normal fast. What are we seeing among the states where infections are picking up? There's a fear now that restrictions may be imposed or reimposed in some cases, and as you say, that could further slow the economic recovery. Yes, so we've seen a few things happened in the past couple of days for one there are now quarantines in some states in the northeast, or if you want to travel from from states like in the southwest, and go their vacation, or whatever you have to quarantine two weeks, and that is that was kind of a big. A blow to these reopening efforts, and we've also seen some other things going on in Texas differences, some elective surgeries have been canceled and things like that. These are all just signs of. Hunkering down the hospitals you know reading to focus on on the more and more people come into the ICU because the very very sick with coronavirus infections, and this is just a sign that you know that people are still suffering from this. So this is spreading around and that re-opening efforts might have to to cool off a little because you know. People need to stay home to stay safe in many places. We talk a lot about small businesses and their worries about being able to reopen, and how long they may be able to stay closed at the same time. We're also seeing big companies like macy's which just announced his laying off thirty nine hundred workers, so even larger companies aren't immune to this. Yeah, and for macy's. This is actually the second round of layoffs. They had a layoff of two thousand in February. So this is of the of the retail story that was saying I. Mean we did see retail sales. Increase Law may bounce back off the very severe drops in March and April, so they seem to be improving kind of on this across the board level, but. But one thing that is going on that a lot of analysts talk about. Is that the retail sector? So one thing the pandemic has done is it's really sped up this shift this pivot to online so businesses that have very significant online presences. You know they might be physical brick and mortar stores like say for Instance Walmart, we think of Walmart is like a supermarket and. And in town, but they've made a big effort to pivot to online, and then, of course you have companies like Amazon, and so on so some companies are weathering this pandemic well because they they were kind of faster than others to shift to this to online, and they're able to serve customers very quickly and demand in online fashion because you know with the current ivars pandemic. Pandemic, a lot of people are too scared to go out to the store, or they don't want to be in shopping malls, and so on because of the risk of infection, other companies have really really struggled with that, and that's I. Think we're seeing that reflected in the in the employment situation, you know we have some retailers that cutting jobs and other retailers that hiring. And, what about the consumer spending picture I mean we know this makes up a huge portion of the economy, and if we're talking about reimposing restrictions or further lockdowns. That's going to suffer. We'll see consumer spending data for May Friday morning and consumes Benny's expected to increase a lot eight point seven percent, but this would. This is coming on the back of a thirteen point. Six percent decline the prior month, so it Stephanie Climbing out of a big hole, and it's not back to to where it was pre pandemic. The one thing that is really helping consumer. Consumer, spending the moment is the supplemental on insurance benefits and unemployment insurance benefit, so this is six hundred dollars a week that people are getting alongside regular unemployment benefits. That is hugely beneficial. Some you know some people have actually seen the personal income increase based on this benefits, but they not expected to last beyond July, and that that will be a real crunch point you know whether consumers, particularly the low income spectrum are going to be able to carry on spending. Is They have if unemployment benefits a cuts and the labor market pitcher does not improve. Harriet something you've mentioned even with the consumer spending data. Coming out tomorrow is that all the data were talking about now? We are seeing of course on a lag, and it's not even giving us necessarily the picture of what we've been seeing. Unfold over the past couple of days or a week right? Yes, so this is this is kind of an issue with some of the gunman data we it does come with a quite long lag so today for instance we saw GDP data the final GDP data, but that was for the first quarter which ended in. In March, which was now you know seems like a very long time ago, and we also know now that the economy officially entered a recession in February, so we won't get data for the second quarter for about another month we can look at private data real time data that comes from companies, but it's not quite the same as government data that is very thirty sort of tested and so
Macy's cuts corporate headcount by 3,900 as virus takes toll
"The cuts keep coming. As now, Macy says it will lay off 3900 corporate and management employees as it tries to weather the Corona virus storm and become a smaller company means, he says the move is expected to save it about $630 million a year.
Macy's cutting nearly 4,000 corporate jobs
"In retail the first job cuts hit the workers in the store is about the corporate offices are starting to see layoffs to business of fashion reports the gap has laid off at least ten percent of its corporate employees the Wall Street journal reports Barnes and noble cut a number of jobs at its New York head office and Macy's has announced it will eliminate nearly four thousand jobs and management and corporate
Macy's to Cut 3,900 Corporate Jobs
"In retail the first job cuts hit the workers in the store is but the corporate offices are starting to see layoffs to business of fashion reports gap has laid off at least ten percent of its corporate employees the Wall Street journal reports Barnes and noble cut a number of jobs at its New York head office and Macy's has announced this morning that it will eliminate nearly four thousand jobs in management and its corporate
Macy's to Cut 3,900 Corporate Jobs
"In February Macy's announced it was closing its headquarters in downtown Cincinnati now more corporate cuts are coming because of slumping sales at that retailer the department store chain just announcing this morning it will eliminate nearly four thousand jobs trimming three percent of its total workforce when Macy's closed its downtown headquarters to move some of those jobs in the call center in Springdale there's no word yet on how many of those local Macy's employees are going to be impacted by
"macy" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"That scene from the Macy's flagship store in Herald square in Manhattan in city after city police and demonstrators clashed again last night with city leaders hoping to not see a repeat tonight New York City mayor bill de Blasio running short there are additional NYPD resources where they're needed we're going to work actively and strategically to stop any disorder he says what was an eleven PM curfew last night is now eight PM tonight and for the rest of the week president trump has threatened to take the extraordinary step of sending U. S. military forces into American cities to quell the unrest last night in Washington there were thirteen hundred National Guard troops and as R. Kelly McCormick reports even more are headed there right now among the active duty troops being flown to the region there are engineering units for arresting barriers as well as military police fifteen hundred additional National Guard are headed here from other states and the Pentagon and bases in the area have raised their force protection level some of those troops last night fired tear gas and rubber bullets in otherwise peaceful protesters at the White House then the president and his staff walked through a cleared out Lafayette park and posed for pictures in front of St John's church is likely twenty twenty rival Joe Biden taking a jab on the image of president trump holding a Bible this is a viable you might also want to open the U. S. constitution much more if he did he find a thing called the first amendment secure in Georgia says six Atlanta police officers have been charged after video showed authorities pulling to college kids from a car during protests there Saturday night to see Lewis were four police officers were hit with gunfire overnight during riding in that city police chief John Hayden thank god a lot but I I can we make some sense out of this the four officers were shot while simply standing in a police line Indiana's first election a future widespread mail in balloting concludes today with an in person primary that was delayed due to the coronavirus Steve Shaw is a poll worker in the Hoosier state think the polls are going to be sitting around reading a lot of books because it could be very boring I think that because most people usually vote probably voted absentee six other states and the district of Columbia are hosting the largest slate of primary elections in almost three months on Wall Street this hour the Dow is up one ninety nasdaq up twenty points this is CBS news you can listen to CBS news radio twenty four hours a day seven days a week on radio dot com or the radio dot com app download it today your new live and local this is WCBS newsradio eight eight a radio dot com station seventy one mostly cloudy here in lower Manhattan we do have some scattered showers this afternoon highs could reach seventy six a couple showers overnight with lows in the sixties warmer in here more humid tomorrow with a couple of showers or thunderstorm in the afternoon the thunderstorm tomorrow could be heavy tomorrow's high eighty four it's two oh three at W. C. B. S. governor Cuomo wants to send the National Guard into New York City mayor Lazio says that's not necessary W. CBS is rich lamb heard from the mayor when I asked the mayor whether he expects the National Guard to be.
"macy" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Macy's is shrinking the department store chain says it plans to close a hundred twenty five stores they took over for Marshall fields in two thousand six we're not saying yet which stores will go on clearance meteorologist meters ivory says accumulating snow will spread north out of the central Illinois area later today and tonight southern sections of the area by late afternoon over most of the area overnight we're watching the weather wanted to inches you get north the north and west northwest of Chicago the kind of a different story here where there is no other gonna get less now that so that doesn't happen that often two four one am including here in the cold to to insure a range there and then a little pocket of four plus right a belong here southern portions of lake report and Porter counties maybe we can keep county you get a higher total issues can be closer to that low pressure system but mostly this year it has been rain twenty twenty got off to a warm and wet start the average temperature was thirty one point four degrees in January making less want the seventeen th warmest January on record state climatologist Trent Ford we a couple of cold air outbursts last month but overall I was dominantly warm and a lot of those days were you anywhere between ten and fifteen degrees above the the long term you January was also the night the wettest on record with an average of four point four inches of precipitation statewide but he says most of that came over just a few days WGN sports here's Dave and not much time for the Blackhawks to Mull over last night's overtime loss at Minnesota they're right back at it tonight hosting Boston the Bruins come in on a four game winning streak tonight's game on WGN beginning with Chris bosh's pregame at six thirty Gianna tried with a face off at seven baseball still buzzing about last night's blockbusters sending Mookie Betts David price from Boston to the Dodgers Pete rose is using this scandal in Houston helped fuel his petition for reinstatement of Major League Baseball arguing there can't be two different sets of rules college hoops loyal and Indiana state big ten Iowa plays at Purdue Minnesota hosts Wisconsin Notre Dame against Pittsburgh Dave at it WGN sports you look at your money on WGN here's orient Samuelson stock market continuing the whole days that were established earlier this morning with that record high opening for the nasdaq the numbers on wallstreet now the Dow industrial average is up three hundred forty eight points the S. and P. five hundred is up twenty seven points and the nasdaq is up twenty seven points they exit the CBO we down three quarters of a point the country's central bank in China the likely to lower its key right on February twentieth earlier in the day you start the index futures got a boost after a.
"macy" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's May nineteen and seventy one at the annual meeting of gambles brothers in New York chairman. Bruce Campbell is wrapping up his report on the first quarter earnings. The news isn't good. Would net income is down nearly eighty percent. Bruce has to confess what's eating up. Prophets well people who defaulted on their credit card accounts cost us six million last year and angry member interrupts bruce six million dollars loss to deadbeats what's going on with your collection department computer. SNAFU and collections is the least of Kimble's problems. The recession is stealing people's jobs in entangling new stores. In Milwaukee and Pittsburgh even wealthy women are clutching their persons close as they walk past saks. But the elephant in the room is bruce's pet project. The new store on East Eighty Sixth Street. It's been open less than a year but already it's obvious to everyone even bruce that the upscale Jimbo's east is a fiasco the New York Times headline sums it up a born loser. The neighborhood is not what is affluent as Bruce Kimball was led to believe in fact the closest foot traffic comes from impoverished East Harlem whose residents can't afford Kimble's new upmarket prices. This and the store has a peculiar layout instead of having escalators in the middle of the store they are located on the perimeter of the building. This has two effects neither neither of them good not only does it discourage customers from exploring other departments but having escalators by the perimeter opening onto the subway platform allows shoplifters to make a quick getaway. Perhaps most damning is gamble's lack of vision it needs buyers and executives to stock the store with more fashionable merchandise shoppers. Opt for the nearby flashier Bloomingdale's instead between nineteen seventy one and nineteen seventy-three gambled old stock drops from fifty dollars a share to ten. The end comes fast. And from one of Kimble's own board members Laurence Tisch a hotel L.. In theater mogul initiates takeover. He buys a majority share in Kimble's with plans to shutter the stores and make a bundle off it's undervalued New York real-estate estate. But he's not. The only one interested in wrestling gambles away from its founding family. It's a late afternoon in March march. Nineteen seventy-three in the tenth floor corporate suite of Kimble's New York. Bruce Kimball stares at the phone. He's dreading making yet another another call that day to his relatives to implore them not to sell their shares to a new potential Raider british-american tobacco we really he picks except the receiver. Hello Carolyn Spruce. Look I know you're upset about Larry Tisch grabbing a majority share of gambles. But now we we have yet another buyer WHO's trying to get. The remaining forty nine percent is British American tobacco. So I'm calling every one of the family asking them not have to sell a bruce dear. I was so upset. About how little that cheapskate. Larry Tisch offered us as soon as I could. I told my lawyer to go. Oh find a more generous offer for all of our shares and he found these nice British American tobacco. People Bruce's so angry. He's shaking you what you did what he lowers. The receiver then raises it again. He's two patrician to hang up on a relative. I see. I can't believe you would do that without talking to me. Goodbye he hangs up. The phone leans leans back in the leather office chair. He inherited from his father and closes his eyes. He knows he's lost. There's no point in fighting to hold onto the company now. Two years after British American tobacco buys kimble's and sacks which had merged bruce retires he. Sixty two the gamble family era at Kimble's is over for good British American American Tobacco restores the saks. Fifth Avenue Brand but neglects gamble stores. Thirteen years after they take control of the company they announced they're closing closing. Gambles Brothers Gambles Herald squares last day. Is June nineteenth nineteen eighty six but that same day. Hey an astonishing coincidence. As KIMBLE's employees glumly ring up there last sales in the Herald Square flagship store just next door. Their rival also faces the end of an era Ed Finkelstein the miracle worker who turned macy's around is now leading his fellow macy's executives who want to buy out the company. It's a move worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy. The Strauss families protege has turned turned on them Finkelstein stands at a podium in the Penta Hotel gazing out at hundreds of faces one hundred twenty eight eight years ago Roland. H macy's started within a shareholder stands up and interrupts John Gilbert here. I'm dressed for two funerals today. macy's and gambles. I never wish anyone any ill will. But I think you'll go down the drain with this deal. Thanks John for your always unique comments as as I was saying one hundred twenty eight years ago Roland. H macy's started an innovative dry goods store on fourteenth street. He refused to haggle on on fries. which is what made macy's different than the customers liked as Finkelstein drones on it ministers tally boats on the takeover former macy's director? Ken Strauss hunches over in his seat in the back of the room his head resting on clinched fists. He is the last Strauss to lead the company. His family is on for nearly a century Ed Finkelstein never even mentioned their name that day Hey Finkelstein pulls off the largest leveraged buyout in retail history. His coup comes on the same day. Gambles shutters it's Herald Square headquarters. It's a dramatic conclusion to the story of the merchant princes who built these retail empires when Finkelstein Michael Stein closed the deal on macy's with smug satisfaction. He had no clue what was coming online shopping. Fast fashion drone delivery eh or that a conglomerate like Federated Department stores would buy macy's just nine years later as national corporations standardized their stores in stock it becomes harder to define what distinguishes one department store from another. And it's a struggle for the survivors. macy's Saks nordstrom neiman. Marcus still have the status of brick and mortar stores but they also depend on online shoppers and even with consolidation department stores is are suffering between two thousand seven and two thousand eighteen sales plummeted thirty percent to fifty two billion dollars. Only bookstores did worse looking back. There's no single cause for the demise of the traditional department store but the decline of the middle class. The people they once targeted plays a big part gambles and macy's wants taught them what to buy how to furnish their homes and what to aspire to now instagram influencers fluid sooners corner that market. Going forward macy's plans to shut her. One hundred stores as their Lisa's expired as shoppers leave with their bargains. Most will have no idea that their bulging bags emblazoned with Red Stars for an image to the young man. Tuck it whaler. WHO started it all from one dri this his business wars? I hope you enjoyed this series. Bought you to subscribe on Apple. PODCASTS spotify stitcher iheartradio Google podcasts. 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"August fourth nineteen. Sixty six in the chairman's Office of Gambles Herald Square a young man blue pin striped suit stands nervously at the front of the Wood paneled room next to three easels holding maps he turns to Bruce Kimball with an eager smile Mr Gamble so feel free to come over and get a closer bruce gets up to look at the maps and blueprints therefore a new store that the real estate management company is proposing he build Reich Year Manhattan in Hatton on the Tony Upper. East side Bruce Points to the map and turns back to the Rep. What makes the upper east side of better location for a new gambles than the upper west side? The upper east side is the richest suburb of the world. The West can't touch it. That's what I figured. He's been eyeing the posh neighborhood to ever. Since he heard Bloomingdale's was interested in cornering the trophy wife market there. He can just picture the new modern store. He designed out of white career marble after the rap leaves. Bruce gives his secretary and assignment. Send over that new retail analyst. And get Mr Zenith's in my office to one hour. Later Gambles Herald Square. President Bernard Scenes arrives on the tenth floor along with a young analyst. Bruce Motions for them. MM to sit and launch his in. I want to get your thoughts on opening a new store on east eighty. Sixth in Lexington Zaentz his fifty three but his crew cut is already going silver. He has a fatherly presence. Bruce Building New Yorkers ruinously expensive. You know that we could update this flagship. And build four stores doors in the suburbs for what we'd spent for an upper east side location Bruce flicks in invisible speck of dust off his desk blotter. He appreciates since honesty thinks he lacks imagination. Of course but let's face it. We can't beat these new discount. Stores like Kmart and corvettes. We need to offer better merchandise dice than they do but still at a decent price and in a flashier store. I want to change the whole playbook here. The analyst wonders over the Charts takes a pen and pad from his coat pocket. He jots down some numbers zaentz concentrates on Bruce He is dead. Certain this New York store would be a vanity project. Bruce you know we'd have to come up with a whole new upscale concept gambles right we be aiming at much wealthier your customers than we've traditionally gone for here I just don't see it fitting with our brand. The analyst stops writing and timidly sadly ventures and opinion. Mr Gamble just a ballpark figure here. But you'd have to make at least one hundred twenty five dollars a square foot per year just to break break. Even I don't have to tell you that's well that's really a lot. But Bruce has heard enough after they leave. He turns around and gazes at the oil painting of his stern-faced grandfather. Isaac Jimbo hangs behind his desk. Isaac hadn't wanted to the bill. The store in New York Bruce's father practically had to trick Isaac into it because the senior Jimbo wanted to live large. Bruce is fifty three years old. He still has time to make his mark. So a few months later despite virtually everyone in the company advising him against it it Bruce Green. Light's new gambles East Bernard Zaentz had feared between financing problems and construction delays lays. The building costs for the upper. East side gambles sore two years. In Bruce's pet project is not looking good not by via long shot and macy's meanwhile is breaking all the traditional rules and taking off in a bold new direction San Francisco Nineteen Seventy macy's new California division President Ed Finkelstein is meeting up with local buyers about their strategy as they gaze at sales projections one buyer pipes up. Here's the deal the demographics show they're going to be fewer. Were teenagers over the next few years given that. How do we reposition the junior? Where Department another buyer tosses at an idea true? Maybe there will be fewer teens. But I think there's going to be a new segment of older women who aren't junior size customers but still think of themselves as youthful and that their life in clothes should reflect elect that Ed Finkelstein sits up straight and starts to write furiously on a notepad. He always carries with him. He's forty five with a stocky build of a former athlete. WHO's taken too many lunch meetings? He turns back to the buyer. Heidi it's Heidi right. You just said that we shouldn't think about junior close as a smaller smaller size for small women for teens but that they're also a style away. Women see themselves right. Heidi startled by the boss's sudden attention but she decides to go out on a limb yes Mr Finkelstein I think that's important. My mom doesn't shop in the women's Department here because she thinks close to stayed too old for her. This is a breakthrough moment finkelstein can feel it he jumps up and starts writing ideas as fast as he can. Canada conference room whiteboard young fit by basis. Just as old as you feel. Help me out here. The team tossed around some ideas. Ultimately they come up with a new concept for the San Francisco Branch they call it the young collectors. A hip or more more youthful showcase for women's fashion vision of older customers feeling youthful inspires another revolutionary idea. Think'll Stein comes up with a new. You plan to reincarnate the dusty section of macy's. It's a typically Breezy March Day in nineteen seventy one in San Francisco. Two women are shopping at macy's during their lunch break way before we leave. I want to see if there are any great deals downstairs. The basement such a waste some time but okay. It's quick. I've got to get back to the office. The to France start down the escalator. Oh my God it's like. They've suddenly descended into a farmer's market in Paris acquaint green grocer cart with wire baskets brimming with ripe fruit displays displays designed to look like stores. Line the double wide open middle of the floor used to be filled with counters discount. Jump is that a real neil Potter's wheel of pottery store customers who wouldn't be caught dead in a bargain basement. Gambles go while for macy's new concept upped the seller an arcade of departments featuring Gourmet Food Housewares and candy arranged in dramatic and colorful displays laid out as if shoppers were strolling strolling through a European village. It's so successful. macy's chairman Jack Straus promotes Finkelstein to President of the ailing New York Division Division Finkelstein is on a roll. He redoes macy's Herald Square top to bottom within the decade once stagnant sales rocket from one one hundred sixty two four hundred fifty million dollars making macy's the industry leader Finkelstein succeeds so spectacularly with the whole East East Coast Region that the press dubbed him the originator of the macy's miracle but his miracle won't last long Kimble's meanwhile his fallen from the top Tier Kimble's Herald Square is a ghost town and costs for Bruce Gamble's ritzy upper east side Kimble's or spiraling out of control. There will be a reckoning for this poorly played. Gamble the board. We'll see.
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"It's the Friday before Memorial Day. Nineteen fifty one macy's Herald Square on the thirteenth floor. An emergency meeting of the top Tier Management Team has hit the skids. The Bar Card is in disarray. In half filled high ball glasses dirty coffee cups. Clutter every surface. The company's new president forty forty two year old. Bobby wile is lean and nervous. He takes a sip of cold. Coffee and grimaces. Jesus somebody tell them. We need some fresh fresh coffee in here. VP waves and Empty Cup but the secretary seated on the other side of the Glass Wall. A federal court in Louisiana has has just handed down a decision that will change everything for department stores across the nation and macy's is seriously rattled before the ruling. The price of a brand name product like a Westinghouse toaster was locked in the price was the same no matter if you were at macy's or jimbotalks ask but now manufacturers can no longer set a minimum price for brand name goods. The ruling takes pricing out of the manufacturers hands and leaves it up to retailers and that means macy's has just lost its competitive advantage. The company is always guaranteed not customers that if they pay cash instead of credit the price will be six percent less than their competitors. The exception was hot. Ticket brand name items like Westinghouse. Toasters there's going into Memorial Day weekend a major shopping holiday macy's has to decide. Will they lower the cost of everything including name aim brands by six percent if they undercut their competitors that could mean launching the price war to end all price wars. macy's He's chairman Jack. straus looks as Waspy as ever in a dapper narrow stripes Oktai in college. He had no aspirations to be a businessman. I like his father and uncle. He's an introverted artists type and can come off stiff. He's not popular with the staff. You turns to while Bobby you know how I feel. Ever since our H macy opened his store on fourteenth street the macy's motto was always been six percent lasts for cash. It's our unique advantage and now we can offer it on every product in the store while takes off his glasses to rub is bloodshot. Eyes is yes jack but if we do that gambles stearns and God knows who else could do the same thing and they don't have to stop at six percent you know they could drive us into the ground Strauss slumps in his chair. They're all quiet for a moment. And then while pipes up again to lay out. The risks gambles has the best relationship with drug manufacturers. So they'll be able to under sell us on those and Bloomingdale's could do the same with man's wear and books instead of across the board discounts. Well what if we test the waters and cut tag selectively. Strauss looks around the table at the exhausted team. He knows that as chairman he should step aside and let wild take charge. You're the boss of macy's East Coast Region. I'll stand by your decision but every shopper across the country is heard the macy's slogan six percent less for cash it's in almost every the ad they've ever run since rh macy's Day while it's not sure he wants to take the rap for ditching. The promise macy built his empire on but if he makes the wrong choice and the competition coordinates to match selective pricing. macy's could lose his shirt. The company's never posted an annual loss loss. Ever in the whole history of the store. Wild afraid he'll go down as the guy who blows that record. But in the end he decides to stand Dan bye-bye the macy's creed and places a memorial weekend. Add trumpeting discounts on every single product. Nearly six thousand in in all and that is a call to arms for macy's rivals who ready themselves for painful price. War June first nineteen fifty one on the twelfth floor of macy's Herald Square. The Comparison Shopping Department Robert Hanssen swivels in her chair and hands a stack of yellow paper slips to a young woman in a sensible navy cardigan standing at the end of the desk. She's one of seventy employee's drafted from their usual jobs to find out what other stores are charging for the same merchandise. Hanson briskly explains the assignment to the new recruit. Go to Kimble's Bloomingdale's Abraham and Straus and wanamaker's right down their prices on any old piece of paper. But don't you dare do it while you're in the store your undercover got it the recruit nods darts out the door. Ms Herta Hanson goes back to answering the calls from the other undercover shoppers and setting macy's prices in response to what they tell her but everything is happening fast. Hanson calls up a sales clerk. She's put in charge of posting the latest prices for hot sale items on a large blackboard. Hello Sandy I got the new drug markdowns ready. Okay Ms Hansen. I'm ready. Go ahead. The mouthwash forty cents at Bloomingdale's we're selling for forty two. You better go to thirty eight. Thirty eight got it okay. What's next buys it? All and acid ninety at Bloomingdale's ninety ninety two here market down to eighty four down on the macy's sales for shoppers paw through tables and counters piled high with products over the den. A woman shouts a warning to a sales clerk. Wants the price on this toaster right now if I find it for less at gambled I'll return. Mac sales clerk furiously erases the price for toast master toasters on the blackboard and scribbles in three dollars. Twenty three cents. Massey's is racing to be rivaled stores on prices with so many people trying to simultaneously enter the macy's to shop or leave with are there bargains. The revolving door can't handle the traffic. A hinge breaks and the heavy glass metal door jams and traps for people. Once macy's strategy becomes clear its competitors conspire to retaliate immediately. They divvy up the products products to discount. BLOOMINGDALE's takes books gambles takes drugs a third appliances and so on Bobby wild sits in his office. It's all day and refuses to take calls. Just as he feared his decision has set off the biggest price war in the city's these history. It's a catastrophe in the ensuing months. macy's racks up so many losses that the company company has to sell W. O. R.. The radio station they've owned since nineteen twenty. Nine Strauss fires his cousin bobby while at the next Annual Meeting Chairman of the Board Jack Straus gives his stockholders the bad news after more than a century in business. The company has suffered its first annual loss. Ever but macy's doesn't buckle something had hadn't counted don happens. The price wars attracts so many bargain seekers. To the flagship store that many of them end up becoming regular macy's customers tumors in the post war period. Thousands of Americans have money to spend and are moving from the cities to larger homes in neighborhoods popping up in the suburbs. Retailers scrambled to stake out new territory in the next episode the war tumbles onto its new battlefield. The suburban Shopping Mall Lots of department stores have failed or been acquired. But macy's Kimble's are still at each other's throats Quin kimble's hatches. Its riskiest plan.
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"It's ninety-nine a snowy winter night near Wall Street in Manhattan Bernie Kimble Twenty. Four years old is in del. Monaco steakhouse eagerly I in his rib eye slathered and mushroom sauce. Bernie was a former heavyweight boxing champion in college and he looks at he went straight from Wharton into the family business in just two years ears. He rose from stock boy to Vice President. His dining companion is his father's friend. Julius Rosen walled the president of sears. roebuck Mr Rosen. Well my father's probably told you about this deal. We're working on to build a new store in Manhattan in the fifteen years. Julius Rosenthal has run sears. Sales have grown from seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year to upwards of fifty million is Bernie. Your father said he and your uncle's think New York is too risky. But it seems you brought them around to the idea and I see they've taken out a lease on some property near Herald Square. Quaer Bernie takes a sip of Cabernet. Well now there's a twist. We have an opportunity to buy the lot but they say they still want to lease through visit. We buy the interest on the loan would be less than the rent but my uncles won't budge. They say Kimble's brothers are not in the real estate game. Julius looks said burning wondering where this going Bernie presses on that thing is nearly all of the big names are heading to Herald Square and the Pennsylvania in your railroad is about to open a big station just a couple blocks away. Julius Najd he's quick with numbers and has a firm grasp of the city's retail scene. Yes and with macy's as anchor of Herald Square is not that big a gamble. Well if I was sure we'd add brick and mortar to our mail order business anytime time soon. I'd buy that land myself. Bernie's four stops in mid air way. What did you just say what Julius laughs? I acidic snap it up having macy's on your doorstep like that you can buy that kind of publicity draw anywhere for any price Bernie puts down his fork. He has an idea. Mr Rosen. Well would you be willing to tell my father that. If he doesn't jump on this deal sears might be interested. You know just casually drop it in conversation. Not even mentioned me. Julius Bilious Rosenwasser gives Bernie and appraising look. He's not keen on stretching the truth but he's a shrewd dealmaker and he'd noses the savvy mover and Shaker when he sees one and right now he's pretty sure he's looking at a genius Bernie Bernie Kimble's ploy works in the fall of nineteen. Ten gambles opens a new ten story. Tall seventeen million dollar emporium with a million square feet of floor space and seven thousand employees. A block away. From macy's the race with macy's is on though the Strauss's don't seem threatened. Is it or a Nathan Straus. Welcome Jimbo's brothers. With an ad in the New York Times they figure figure with their fifty two year head start they can afford to be gracious. Times are good for the Strauss in nineteen ten but they won't won't be for long it's one. Am April Fifteenth Nineteen twelve on the upper deck of the titanic. The ship's band continues to play the COM- worried passengers waiting to board the unsinkable ships. Few lifeboat's IDA ISIDOR Straus or in line for lifeboat eight. The situation is more serious than they thought. When it's their turn Isidor helps either aboard and then steps back confused she calls out? Aren't you coming as door. No I can't. It's impossible IDA scrambles out of the boat again and Russia's back to Israel where side where you are I will be. I'm staying with you. She turns to her made and take off her fur coat ellen. I won't need this anymore. You take it and go ten minutes later. Panic panicked key members lower lifeboat eight with thirty nine passengers aboard. It's only half full. Their friends implore Isidor and IDA aboard the last remaining boats but they refuse. It's clear now that there are not enough lifeboats for the many left on board. The water rises the last wooden boat is about to launch is or takes IDA in his arms and begs her to save herself off. Please dear please get into the boat. Shivering she strokes his cheek and calmly refuses. This is the door I have lived with you for forty years. I have loved you and I would rather die with you. Then live without you. As the life boats drift away on the dark waters passengers can still see the couple standing silently silently alongside the rail of the now badly tilting ship their arms. Around each other's waists Nathan Straus never recovers from the deaths of his brother and sister-in-law within a year. He sells his interest. In macy's he's to is a doors three sons. This second generation of Strauss brothers are now at the helm of New York's top grossing retail Juggernaut. Naught macy's comfortable lead over Jimbo's is shrinking and with the gamble brothers perched on their doorstep. The Strauss's this will face more hard times ahead on the next episode in the roaring twenties money flows freely for luxuries but bargains are a harder sell when Jimbo's merges with Swanky Saks. Fifth Avenue. macy's has to scramble to compete. And then the stock market crash blindsides the KIMBLE's the Strauss's and the country This is business wars. We certainly hope you enjoyed this episode. And we invite you to subscribe on Apple podcasts. spotify Google podcast. Cast your iheartradio or wherever you listen to podcasts. You'll find a link on the episode notes just tap or Swipe over the cover art. We'll see some offers from our sponsors offers and we hope you'll support our show by supporting them. If you like what you've been listening to it would be great. 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"It's early evening on April Fifteenth Nineteen twelve aboard the S. Titanic some four hundred forty miles off the coast of Newfoundland the ships bugler sounds the call to dinner. Other passengers turned to watch as Isidor Straus and his wife. Ida Walk into the ship's first class dining room is it orange. His brother Nathan had taken over of the business from their father Lazarus Strauss. They've gone from leasing the basement of macy's to selling fine glassware and China to acquiring the department store you're at sixty. Seven is it or is dapper in his Tuxedo. A salt and pepper beard and a pink carnation on his lapel. Ida Shivering in her sleeveless sleeveless black gown is or lifts. Her Fox stole from her elbows. And drapes it snugly around her shoulders and gives her a playful squeeze. They've been and married for forty years and are still very much in love. We're nate schoolwork covers the walls and ceiling all painted brilliant white. Is it catches a whiff of roast beef in Yorkshire Pudding in the cold. See Air his table mate. On his right Colonel Archibald Gracie picks up a conversation they were having earlier earlier on deck is it are you saying gambles brothers moved in across the street from you is is that hurting business. Efficiently is doors retired from macy's but as co owner with his brother Nathan. He still very involved in day to day operations. Well we've had to meet gambles discount prices to stay competitive. We've tried offering a bargain department on the fifth floor. Customers aren't too thrilled with it. No I can't imagine some of my wife's friends would be caught dead going into the cheap part of the store. Your Prophet suffered much. Yes we took a hit this quarter. That's why I'm on this ship. We booked one that left England later but I need to get back to the store fast. my dear husband loves maiden voyages we had been booked on the New York cruise ship on its first crossing. I'm sure the store needs you but let's enjoy our journey shall we is it or picks up on IDA's promptest shift the conversation. They talk about the wonders of the titanic. It's saltwater swimming pool cool the Turkish bath and the squash courts later he and I take the elevators to the Palm Verandah for coffee. They watch the younger passengers danced the night away to the waltzes played by the ship's orchestra by ten PM. They fast asleep below deck in their first. First Class. Cabin carefree beneath goose down quilts.
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"It snow so then with from the blue the blue springs from the show me state They had to do some fast walking that's shining saying let it snow. Which of course is always a highlight Then we had a hair raising the troll sue for next year's trolls world sewer I don't know if the mcelroy sieve gotten already are in that there's a trolls roles holiday special and then we'll jump back to the beginning of the parade which was strange because according to all the other people that have been undoing these braids for years in as ray citizens of the show. Normally there's some sort of opening number that leads from a studio producing into the live. Live parade launch This one had nope in. But we don't know if it's a definite or just have they remember in but it was real nice open said live from New York City and then it was Temptations as the cast from temptations and musical and they did a little. Ain't too proud now D.. Bag they do. There was an outfit change. And then out of macy's game Samantha Hoda looking very energetic. Can happy to hold a stance saying Wilson had cozy gloves jackets. And they said the balloons will fly. then we saw l. then the research this be the CEO in but there was also the OMG moment where it was sir. macy's Bar Cheerleaders differ from spirit of America cheerleaders by macy's and they said we are macy's about you you we love macy's yes we do. We love macy's how `bout you do something like that as a cheer everyone a macy's get right behind right then the countdown Al-Said. Let's have a parade then it would seem like the official. Oh Open there's lots of autumn Confetti some great shots in New York City then some cast things Justin Hartley Hartley. Amy Poehler who said you. Don't need a six-storey float teach you how to love. 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"macy" Discussed on Business Wars
"That he ran away in the first place but he's raised at his son deserted his regiment son of his a coward lying in bed at night unable to sleep asleep. macy thinks what blight this is on the family name name that macy has poured the last eight years of his life building into a New York. Work Institution but then. He remembers his own foolishness when he was young. How miserable he was that? First Year on the whaling ship seasick and mocked by his crewmates. If he had a chance in those first two weeks to run away will you know he might well taken it. Perhaps he should have shared his hardships with Roland instead. Always playing up his time at sea is the best years of his life he enrolling were never close the last time they spoke rh said things things he regrets the now he might lose him h plans a trip to Washington to see if there are any strings brings he can pull to get his boy out of this mess but then a letter arrives from an unexpected Sabeer dear Mr rh macy. I'm writing to tell you that your son Roland macy. Junior has been tried and convicted of desertion. He was sentenced to forfeit his pay. Hey and has been remanded into my care the one hundred sixth regiment as Rowland's commanding officer. I can tell you he has always conducted himself with much propriety. Priority and exhibited such soldier like qualities in battle and on the campaign that I have interceded on his behalf and petitioned the court to clear his record. They have agreed. I will look out for your son to ensure his conduct is worthy of the courts. Clemency in your service captain a bell t La Forge George H wrightson forage to thank him for his son's release and the two men strike up a friendship. They continue exchanging letters through the last year of the war and when peace is declared in eighteen sixty five before jr heads to New York in search of work he ends up finding ending not just a job but a career and a wife Margaret. Catchall now stores Superintendent this cements Mints Laforge is place in Macy's management and R H is family but Roland macy juniors homecoming will not turn out nearly as well around the same time that H macy welcomes La forge into the firm. He brings another man into the company Whose children will determine the department stores future well into the next century? By the time he enters macy's life his character is already we've been gravely tested by war and violence. It's late on Easter Sunday April April sixteenth. Eighteen sixty five in Columbus Georgia. The last true battle of the civil wars coming to a close union troops troops captured the Franklin Street bridge from a rag tag band of confederate reserves and locals armed with everything from hunting rifles to pitchforks. Federal soldiers is march into town for the rest of the night. They ransacked the Georgia town. They arrest resistors confiscate goods and destroy. Whatever they can't carry they burned down allentown mill and the cotton warehouses as the rioting continues throughout the night Lazarus Strauss and his wife Sarah Huddle with their teenage sons ends on the Sofa in the parlor? They're trying not to listen to the terrifying. Sounds of chaos outside but it's impossible Lazarus's fifty six years old and balding the warrant in his eyes. Soften a stern furrowed brow. He's worried union soldiers for the drunken drunken town. Rabble will loot the families dry goods store as a resident of the south and merchant. He's on the confederate side but he doesn't support slavery he's an immigrant Jew who seen more than his share of Anti Semitism and bigotry. He survived the German Revolution of eighteen. Forty eight and now. He's he's about to lose his livelihood yet again to war. He needs to act Sarah. I can't sit here another moment. I've got to go and defend end. The store he tried to get to his feet but his wife calls him closer. No lasers what will happen to us if the soldiers come in the house we're confederate sympathizers. We're the enemy. You know. Lazarus gently extricates himself from his wife's arms. Boys Take Care of your mother now be back. He puts on his coat and hat and walks out the door. Sarah and her sons wait praying. He'll come back safely before. The soldiers arrived at their door bent on revenge. When Lazarus does visit the store his heart sinks it has been thoroughly trashed? And you will have to start over yet again. But this time he and his sons create a new business a business so successful that it captures rh. macy's attention in New York when they meet they will form a partnership that will be tested by turbulent times..
"macy" Discussed on Business Wars
"Eighteen fifty Yuba City California -Fornia r h macy and his brother. Charles are struggling to get a train of pack mules laden with mining supplies and other merchandise across the feather river to are there. Destination Marysville California. It's a settlement about forty miles north of Sacramento and has become a way station for prospectors leaving San Francisco for the minds. It's early spring in the white cap river runs neck deep and bitterly cold like many sailors. Rh never learned to swim properly early. He's clutching the neck of the lead mule and trying not to pull them both under convinced he's going to drown. RH cries out to his brother. Charlie I don't think I'm GonNa make it Charles tries to rally come on. You survived the South Pacific and you'll survive this this. It'll be too embarrassing to go back to Tuck it and tell them a little river. Did you in one of the Mules Jerks his head up smacking agent face. He curses the the day. They heard a hot tip. Marysville was surveying town and luring lots of minors. The brothers jumped on the opportunity to get in early and open their mining supplies venture ensure before the competition they spent nearly all their cash buying merchandise and Mules San Francisco and now they could lose it all and their lives rh keeps repeating to himself. If you just make it to the other side. You're going to be rich. Miraculously he and Charles Survive and only one meal. Drowns Charles Loses his left shoe as they stand on the banks exceeding and dripping. They surveyed the scene in Marysville hundreds of men crowd the main street piles of freight boxes fill a muddy cont- lock waiting to be unloaded tent after tent bear signs with crooked letters above the flaps that spell out supplies for sale and that's when it hits Charles R H. They aren't the first outfitters for the forty niners in Marysville. They aren't even among the first wave of merchants in Marysville not by a long shot no RH and Charles. macy are perhaps the last people on Earth to arrive in Marysville during the gold rush looking to open a business just three months later macy and company is a bust Charles falls in love with the West and stays in Marysville where he finds work as a carpenter. Rh arrives back in Boston. Austin alone broke and mortified. His family takes pity on him and lends him enough money to open yet another dry goods adventure in the small town of Hail Massachusetts. This time surprising even himself. He finally manages to turn a profit applies applies lessons learned in his previous failures and adopt a strict policy of only accepting payment in full in cash at the time nearly all all stores operate on credit to stay competitive. RH guarantees discounted prices. He also advertises his hair. Cheap store in a new and and exciting way and yes cheap is in the name. The advertisements are elaborately worded and there are multiple half our whole page ads in a single single-issue of the local gazette. The ads lay out his cash. Only low prices policy. He changes the copy every week to reflect new merchandise and to keep shoppers shoppers attention other merchants. Just print two or three sentences with the wording the same week after week month after month eighteen fifty one payroll Massachusetts. A woman is shopping at the haven. Cheap store for Gingham cotton fabric to make address. She checks the price fourteen and one half cents per yard. She surprised because even though she'd seen the AD in the Hebrew Gazette for cloth fourteen and a half cents only the number fourteen stuck in her head. She doesn't have any of these newfangled half pennies on hand at the store but the clerk points out depending how much yard as she needs it can work out to an even number and the competition is selling the same fabric for fifteen cents a yard down the street so she saving a lot still. The customer is suspicious and challenges the cleric. How can Mr macy sell this so cheaply? Is it stain stained no. It's in perfect condition. I think he just wants to keep us clerks on our toes by making us do all this math and making change for you folks. Oh poor you. I'm just hopeless it Matt but this is lovely material and prices lovely as well. I'll take seven yards for the customers. Do exactly what macy hope they do. They notice the first number in the advertisement. But not the half penny that follows even if they're only saving a the half penny. They feel like they're getting bargain in half pennies start to add up for business. It's a forerunner of the ninety nine cents strategy that will one day appear everywhere. Finally R H macy is making money in the eighteen fifties in New England but in the Midwest Adam Jimbo is doing even better his Indiana stories thriving and he started a family that will eventually eventually grow to fourteen children. Seven of them sons for the next twenty years Adam. Jimbo gives his sons. The Best Education in Indiana offers and each boy apprentices at his side in his ever expanding storefront his surplus of sons will one day build a true palace of trade and empire beyond Adams wildest dreams but macy is not blessed with an abundance of heirs. Who can take over his business? He has one son and that boy is more than a disappointment. He's a criminal you on the next episode. R H macy sets up shop in New York City but the civil war threatens to destroy both the macy family and the business if if they survive they'll go up against a new generation of ambitious Jimbo brothers intent on expanding the company and eager to be America's first destination for the highest quality at the lowest prices. They won't put up with being in macy's shadow for all from wonder this is business wars. We hope you enjoyed this episode. And we invite you to subscribe on Apple podcasts. spotify Google podcasts. IHEART radio stitcher. Or wherever you get your podcast you'll find a link on the episode notes just tap or Swipe over the cover art and you'll see some offers from our sponsors. We hope you'll support our show by supporting them. If you like what you've been listening to it would be awesome if you give a five star rating and tell your friends how to subscribe another way you can support us is by. I answering a short survey at one. Three DOT com slash survey. 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"macy" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's eighteen thirty eight aboard a whaling sailing ship thirty miles north of Cape Horn Chile below deck in this stinking crew's quarters grimy ruffians crowd around fifteen year old Roland. H macy smokin curses. Fill the air. macy is the lowest Swabi here you just by foot one less than one hundred twenty pounds and his fellow fellow shipmates. Tease him endlessly. They call him chum as in bucket of John that's why he's decided to get a tattoo to prove in blood that he's as his toughest they are little R H. macy always has something to prove. He plans his right palm down on a wooden chest. I go ahead. I'm ready Chum. Won't be able to take it. I bet he'll cry like a little girl. macy glares back at his taunts. Some are relatives from his native Nantucket Island in Massachusetts devastate. The lot of you I told you I want the Red Star. A sailor called Joe. Joe UNWRAPS A filthy rags to reveal a set of sail makers needle's eye geom- okay. Hold them down boys Joe. Bundles needles together other dips them in a shallow bowl with red dye and presses the contraption into the tender flesh rowlands thumb and forefinger getting a tattoo in eighteen thirty eight before the invention of electric needles is a long and excruciating process the veins on RH's neck bulge and he nearly bikes his tongue off desperate to hold in the cries of pain but his palm stays planted. What's the ink made off? Joe Lifts the Bundle of needles from. RH's hand blood drips onto the wooden chest some red leaf it's called matter in water. Joe Pauses and smiles. Well not water our water. It's better your water. What do you mean your wire? Joe Kocsis head giving the side the rest of the boys snicker then break out in. Guffaws what do you think. That's when the realization sinks in R H. macy will bear this. Five pointed Red Northstar waylon symbol for the celestial body that guides them safely support forever and this red badge of courage is made from a common weed and some Nanto. Kit Hooligans Piss the Red Star Tattoo does give rh some credit among his shipmates. But in the coming years it will be worth so much more than that as the logo for macy's department store. It will grace bags and boxes of billions of dollars worth of goods. It will lure shoppers offers to one location in Manhattan. which for a time will be the biggest store in the world but in the process he will also act as a North Star for another ambitious trader? One day that Red Star will draw the gamble brothers to macy's doorstep where they will ride along on macy's macy's brand like a great white shark in the wake of a whale and when the time is right begin brothers will show their teeth and support for business. Wars come from capital one with a spark cashcard from capital one you earn unlimited two percents cash back on all of your business purchases think about it unlimited two percent cashback on everything you buy for your business and that cash back can it added up to thousands of dollars which you can reinvest back into your business so you can keep growing imagine what unlimited two percent cashback could do you for your business learn more at capital one dot com. What's in your wallet from wondering I'm David Brown? This is business wars.
"macy" Discussed on BrainStuff
"Today's episode is brought to you by zoom zoom didn't invent videoconferencing just made it better ready for zoom phone works seamlessly within the zoom APP as your business phone system to make and receive phone calls capture call recordings and easily escalate to video if the need arises and it works wherever you are in the office or on your mobile double device Zuma built this for you exceptional audio quality reliable service one easy APP sign up presume phone online at Zoom Dot Com and meet happy happy with zoom welcome to brainstorm production of iheartradio. Hey rain stuff lauren. Boko bomb here on the fourth Thursday of the month the same day that most Americans gather around the dining table to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The macy's Thanksgiving Day parade marches through the streets of New York City city elaborate floats giant helium balloons marching bands acrobats and celebrities create a carnival atmosphere for more than eighty years. The parade has has drawn spectators who lined the streets cheer on the participants covering two and a half miles. A three hour spectacle runs from nine. AM to noon. The holiday event has grown and grown over time from a small parade of floats and live animals organized by macy's employees into large-scale annual tradition to this day though apart from performing coming talent all other parade participants such as balloon handlers are macy's employees and their family and friends. The parade showcases more than eight thousand participants pence and crowds of more than three point. Five million spectators crammed Manhattan streets for close up view. Another fifty million watch the prayed on TV. So how did we you get here. macy's department store celebrates its one hundred and sixty first anniversary in two thousand nineteen store staged. Its first Thanksgiving Day parade in nineteen twenty twenty four that year it was called the macy's Christmas parade and it featured three floats pulled by horses. Four bands and zoo animals from the central park zoo including camels donkeys elephants and goats. Santa Claus was last in the lineup. A tradition that continues to this day it was all staged by end at the request. Request of macy's employees many of whom had just emigrated to America from Europe along to celebrate their new home in nineteen twenty seven the gigantic balloons. That are now. The signature element of the parade made their first appearance with the help of helium. The balloon replaced the zoo animals. That were frightening to some children and the first balloons included cartoon tune characters like Felix the cat at the conclusion of the parade. The giant balloons were released into the air in nineteen twenty eight. macy's began offering the one hundred dollar reward for any returned balloons which were fixed with the return address label in nineteen thirty one pilot. Colonel Clarence e chamberlain snagged a balloon with his airplanes wings leading to a ban on retrieval by airplanes the following year and after the nineteen thirty two parade another pilot attempted to capture a balloon in nearly crashed leading macy's to discontinue releasing the balloon loons at the parade's end in nineteen thirty four celebrities became an important element of the parade but senior actor. Eddie Cantor joining the event that year. The the Mickey Mouse Helium Balloon was also introduced that you're parade goers from nineteen forty two to nineteen forty four. The prey was cancelled because of the shortage of helium and rubber during world world. War Two those three years. The only time that the celebration has ever been called off when the prey returned nineteen forty five. It was broadcast on television for the first time time and was bigger than earlier versions. But the floats didn't achieve their current spectacle status until nineteen sixty nine when Manfred Bass began creating them best asked designed to them so that they could be flattened their trip through the Holland tunnel they were then reassembled during the predawn hours of the parade. Today macy's begins planning planning for the parade at least a year in advance and includes float and balloon creation celebrity booking volunteer coordination and training for clowns and balloon handlers. As the prayed it grows closer. The preparations get more intense in two thousand. Nineteen macy's celebrating. Its Ninety Third Parade with twenty six floats sixteen giant helium character balloons and forty heritage and novelty balloons and eleven marching bands. But let's talk about those balloons a former tootsie roll factory in Hoboken New Jersey just across the river from New York City. The balloons are created by the macy's parade studio. It all starts with a pencil sketch. Aerodynamic and engineering consultants assist calculations to make sure the balloon will fly properly exact scale replicas. One made out of clay and one painted model are fashioned before the actual balloon is cut out fabric. Each balloon. has several chambers and includes a zipper and inflation device and a high pressure valve flight. Inflation and deflation tests are run and cosmetic adjustments are made. Finally finally the balloon can appear in the parade up to a year after the process began balloons. These days are constructed of polyurethane though they used to be made of rubber since the switch from air to helium these behemoth balloons have coasted along with a big dose of help from Volunteer Balloon Wrangler. But it hasn't always been that easy to keep the balloons afloat. In nineteen fifty-eight the balloons were filled with air and hoisted by cranes onto trucks. Due to a helium shortage and poor weather conditions kept the balloon from being inflated at all in nineteen seventy one the balloons dimensions vary but most are about five six stories high and somewhere around sixty feet long and thirty feet wide. Each balloon needs around Ninety D.. Handlers in all their around two three thousand balloon handlers for the prayed these handlers must weigh at least one hundred and twenty pounds and be in good health of those only a few hundred team leaders are required to attend training though all are invited. Training includes lessons on dynamics geometry and physics then Blantyre's practice handling one of the big balloons on a field. The team leaders include an overall leader pilot captain and two drivers a police officer marches with each balloon own handlers. Hold the ropes to guide the balloon and each balloon is also tethered to two eight hundred pound. Utility vehicles instruments that measure the speed of wind. called called a Momma's I think are mounted on Poles at key points along the route and each one is monitored with a portable computer by a police officer in a New York City office of Emergency Management Representative. Well before the prayed begins objects that could obstruct balloons including arms of lamp posts traffic signal. Polls streetlights and trees are either altered or removed on the eve of the parade. The balloons and floats are brought. To New York City. Setup begins by six. AM Thanksgiving Day. The balloons and floats are ready to go. And prayed. Great participants take their places for the nine. AM prayed start. After the parade floats are mmediately disassembled. Balloons deflated. An all returned to their warehouse in hoboken again. Today's episode was written by Kathleen Sealer Naree and produced by Tyler. 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"macy" Discussed on On Being with Krista Tippett
"I mean, and I wonder if real comes to mind again of how he is very clear about darkness as a part of life. Yes, there's some a poem that has been to sonnet and the very last sonnet to Orpheus that has entered my bloodstream that has helped me a great deal in this time. I will say it. Quiet friend who has come. So far feel how you're breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower, and you the bell. And as you rang what batters you becomes your strength. Move back and forth into the change. What's it like this intensity of pain? If the drink is better, turn yourself to wine. In this uncontainable night, be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses. The meaning discovered there. And if the world so cease to hear you say to the silent earth, I flow and to the rushing water speak. I am. After a short break. More with Joanna Macy. You can always listen again and tear the unedited version of every conversation. I have on the on being podcast feed wherever podcasts are found. Support for on being with Krista. Tippett comes from the fetzer institute, helping build.
"macy" Discussed on World Cafe
"Cafe hey, this is Talia Slanger. And you're listening to me try not to freak out over Macy gray. She looms so large in my life, and for a lot of people that name evokes her one big song. I try when that came out in nineteen ninety nine and won her a Grammy. It was suddenly the biggest song in the world. She was an instant mega star. And I some people out there. Macy gray is frozen in that song in that time, and those people in my humble opinion are sorely missing out while a million American idol contestants have been trying to launch their own careers by covering. I try Macy has been out there. Busy growing. Reinventing herself and putting out new music consistently for the past twenty years. That includes one of my favorite all time albums. Macy's two thousand and one record called the hid and her latest album called ruby which you will hear it Macy perform songs from today. Banned fire backup singers are bananas and all of it her debut her whole career almost never happened. Macy was a single mom of three which you got her big break. You'll hear her whole story. I up though, Mesa great and her band performed the song that opens her latest album, ruby. This one is called Buddha. Swatch fear. Show. This is. Psalm. What? You. Soon. Big. What I'm trying to say. Free. Control. What's stall? So. Live here at world cafe with the opening track to her latest album, ruby that's Macy gray at her mazing band with Buddha. That's opens the record Macy. Welcome back to world. Cafe. Thank you. I'm happy to have you here. Thank you. Yeah. So the sentiment that you express on that song the futures in the air the past is in the ground. All right now, I love that. Do you have to be? Yeah. It's it's so elevated in the way that you sing it. I really believe it. So your Oko. Do you have to be in a place like that to write a song like that? Do you have to be feeling present like the Buddha to write something like that? At that time was because I think you just have to be grateful. You know, it's just natural to to look back. You know, get frustrated with yourself on beat yourself up with things, you know. I wish I had done it like that. But. I think I think it's good. When you celebrate the now, you know when you when you when you congratulate yourself getting through that instead of knock yourself all day. Yeah. Yeah. Do you meditate? No. I'm not a Buddhist philosophy is living in the now. So that's why it's called Buddha. Yeah. Man. I love it. And what I love about it and your music in general, I've been a fan for a long time. And what I really appreciate is that there's this current of positivity that I feel like runs through what you do. But not in an obvious way. Thank you. You're welcome. Thank you. Actually, it's gotten me through a lot at alleged for time. The core. Progressions on that song the way that the basis arrange the way that the backing vocals, come in all of it. It's so it's lush. Yeah. Word. So tell me a little bit about studio time for you. And how you figure out like how how to make a song sound like that? Actually can't take a whole lot of credit for that. The producer was is Johan Karlsson. He's done a lot of big pop records. He's he's in max Martin's camp. The sweetest duties he was weighed. You know, it's not just me and the piano, you know, what I mean?.
"macy" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Slash newsletter. Here's. Evan with Beth Macy. That's macey. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks so much for having me oven. We were just starting to talk about this. Always happens. We start chatting with someone. And then like, wait. I wanna talk about that. When we started the actual podcast, but you were talking a little bit about how exhausting talking about your book has been this new book dope sick because of the subject matter. And that was something that I it's I don't know if it's the best place to start. But I mean your book is both about addiction of clothes. It's about the opioid epidemic. But I also imagine everywhere you go you now must hear stories. People must come to you with their stories. I'm curious how you process all that. Yeah. Well, I'm still figuring it out. And I even feel guilty just saying that this book is weighed on me because all the grief I felt as nothing compared to what these families have gone through. Right. And yet I go on I talk about it. And I you know, I say how we got here. Here as a country. I say where the gaps in care are I give these examples of the gaps icare try to lead people with a few hopeful things. Here's what you can do. But overall, it's still very dark picture. You know, we lost seventy two thousand people last year the numbers just going up, and then always at the end during the signing. One of the first few people like I was just in Boston last weekend. And this guy reminded me of a firefighter. We leaned over with his kind of chubby hands and handed me the book, and he said, what are you right in memory of Josh? And then he told me about his twenty four year old sons. And you hear that over and over and you have to be present for them. And it's it's sort of builds up. It creates an all these different stories. Leave me feeling sad. And there is some hope in the book, but it's still pretty grim picture got a long way to go. And I don't know most people I know who work in journalism really care about the people they write about, and it it takes a toll on you after a while. So I try to do things in between that aren't this? I read I only read novels. Yeah. I every day. I go outside tried to go outside. There's a mountain in the middle of my city where I live in Virginia, and I hike up the mountain or bike on the Greenway. And I really what this book tried to take better care myself with you you mentioned where you live in Virginia. And I feel like I feel like to someone who was not familiar with your newspaper work. Let's say and just started with the books, which I think I'd probably put myself in that category. Where I heard about factory man and then read factory, man. And I thought oh my God. And then suddenly, boom, boom. The next two books came from my view like very quickly, and it could sort of seem like out of nowhere like these three books emerged. But then I feel like you're biography is so wound up in where the books came from. And I wanted to talk a little bit about how you first got into journalism and sort of your origins because I know you grew up poor in Ohio in that that surfaces in different ways in the book. So what was the first thing that kind of led you into wanting to be? Porter. So I'm the first person my family, go to college. I was always a pretty good student, very active in sports and student council. Always had a lot of friends and all my friends were going to college, and I didn't think no one in my family had ever gone. And so I was lucky enough to graduate nineteen eighty to a time when promising poor kid could get not a full ride, but a full Pell grant to pay for college. So we were so bored that they actually gave me money over at to pay for books at the end. And we're not talking about student loan. We're talking about grant. Yeah. Yeah. That it didn't have to pay back. And then I worked three jobs all the way through a different work study jobs that was part of my financial aid package, and I just feel so lucky because I feel like if I had been born fifteen years later, I wouldn't have had that opportunity to go to college..
"macy" Discussed on Household Name
"Walking up to the shelter. You can see the outline of where it used to say Macy's, and it now has a little sign that says carpenter shelter on top of it. So I went inside Carleen, wasn't there when I visited because she was at work most days she is at work. So instead I met Blair Copeland. She's the director of programming at the carpenter shelter. Meet you. There are people who still come in and think this is the Macy's. Occasionally, they'll be someone who says, I'm going to return something and I'm like, how? How could you there stop the first of all the malls enclosed for like two years. And Secondly, it doesn't look like Macy's anymore. So Blair took me around and everything was very clean, very sanitized, very new. The walls were completely white end. You couldn't really tell that there had been much of a life beforehand except for when you look down at the ground floor, the carpet is clearly resale, Carmen. So you look at the carpet and you can tell your enemies, but then you look at the furniture and the chairs look like they belong in a school cafeteria. The tables are square and small as you're walking around, there's a narrow hallway and you pass a doctor's office, a literal doctor's office on the right side. There's a conference room for meetings on the left. There's a little playroom for the kids on the left right next to that conference room. And then there are two long hallways off of that that go, one goes toward the women's rooms and the family rooms and the other hallway goes towards the men's rooms. I saw two of the bigger rooms that had six beds. Most of them are bunked and they have huge dressers as well. But in the rooms where people are actually living, they really make it their own. I was there in the afternoon and there aren't many people around. Most of the residents were at their jobs. They have to have jobs or look for work to live there. And as we're walking around Blair and I come across some boys in the hallway. About a quarter of the residents are kids and you just hanging there. So this is a rule that's pretty tightly enforced. They have to stay with their parents. And these boys mother said that it's been kind of hard for them. You know, they feel like they sixteen, they should have to follow me everywhere they go, but are they Delaware yet they'd deliberate because they know this is only temporary. It's not a full time. The shelters here temporarily to the carpenter shelters lease at the old. Macy's is up at the end of two thousand nineteen. And at that time they're going to move into a brand new building that has a shelter on the first floor. And then on the above floors, they're going to have ninety seven new affordable housing units, something that Alexandria could use a lot more of is it really bad there? Yeah, the city lost ninety percent of its affordable housing stock since two thousand and at the same time rent for a one bedroom apartment has gone up more than ninety percent. Some people ask us why people homeless. And because they have nowhere to. Live that they're gonna Ford. You fix that by creating more Ford, we'll housing. I just tell residents there about fifteen fulltime staff here. She now I think that there's only two people who can afford to live here in the state box, Andrea and we get paid pretty decent salaries way way way. So let me get this straight. Even the shelter staff with fulltime jobs. They can't afford to live in Alexandria. Exactly. It's crazy. But as for the landmark mall, the Howard Hughes corporation plans to tear it down and build one of those fancy shopping centers that you've probably seen that as a movie theater and retail stores and restaurants, and some offices and residences to all right. Thanks and in a moment, what Carleen life is like now in the Macy's and what it will take for her to get back into a home of her own. From morning edition on the radio to NPR news now and smart speakers to how I built this live on stage NPR is a part of people's.
"macy" Discussed on Household Name
"So I actually went to Macy's. They hired me on the spot and that's I ended up nice. What did you do there? I did price them to go around and scan the price tag that is Clarence markup. A sales I would change if ICES of clothes, which is just of light twenty and five hundred pieces a day. And I stayed in the kids department 'cause I children, but I could not afford to close, always looked at it always priced it and always a mild. It gives to outrageously too high like Kenneth Kohl's would outback thin. I know all I know there were designed. I can't remember the John is back. All I know for should for nineteen dollars for a baby show. It was not in my budget when I can go to like kmarts in get it. The shoes was too expensive. It was baby fat jeans, Dan, which was thirty dollars for some jeans. I probably would put it in the washer, mess him up. So now I wouldn't do it. So you ended up buying stuff at KMart instead short didn't put a long shirt on thought they was the same jeans. So you found the secret to a good deal? Yes, I did. But what's happening while she's working at the Macy's is that retail in this country is changing really dramatically. This is right after the recession officially ended, but the economy is rough about a million retail jobs are lost around twenty ten. And then after that retail jobs start to bounce back to the same levels as before the recession, but not in department stores, hundreds of thousands of departments toward jobs or lost and never come back. Macy's has closed two hundred stores a quarter of its total in the last four years, which actually isn't as bad as some other chains Carleen ended up getting a new job away from landmark at a target store. We call it a teller Ajay jars. We We did. did. Yeah, sure did. Yeah. So there was more stuff to find their than at Macy's for? Yes, affordable? Yes. I wouldn't say more. It was more affordable in my price find even after all this time she kept going back to landmark just like she had since she was a little kid I shopped until it closed the Macy's went out and twenty seventeen than the rest of the mall closed for good. A few weeks later, there was just one exception. Sears. It's still open somehow is the only shop left there. I stopped going when it was no longer mall. I'm not going to says she never liked that Sears. Even when her dad took her bare as a kid. Obviously, it wasn't just Carleen who's been affected in one way or another. By the mall, closing this place was the lifeblood of the city's retail economy for so many decades. So what happens when a mall goes bust and how does that Macy's become a shelter that's in the minute..