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How 'sex addiction' has historically been used to absolve white men

All Things Considered

04:04 min | 1 year ago

How 'sex addiction' has historically been used to absolve white men

"A mass shooter drove into Atlanta and targeted three spots in the area. He killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women. Law enforcement officials have held off on calling the attack racially motivated. They say the perpetrator instead blamed his sex addiction. Well, experts and many others say it is damaging to separate race from this conversation because it ignores the history of hyper sexual ization and fetishization of Asian women in the U. S. Nancy Wang Yun is a professor of sociology at Biola University. She studies pop culture and specializes in race and ethnicity in media, particularly in Asian American representation. She joins us now to help provide some context to this whole conversation, and just a warning. This conversation contains content that may not be suitable for all listeners Welcome. Thank you for having me. So when you first heard that authorities in Georgia we're holding off on calling this a racially motivated attack, And instead, they focused on the suspects. Quote unquote sex addiction, as if that were a separate alternate explanation for these shootings. Tell me what you first thought of that. My first thought. I don't think I can say on public radio. I was just so angry, and I just thought, you know, and also thought like, you know, they just these police officers, and maybe all of America just doesn't understand. How racism and sexism intersect and this man, I mean, let's get into it. This man, according to law enforcement, said that he committed What he did this week to quote eliminate his temptations. Only as you know, how does that Connect to your understanding of the way Asian women have been hyper sexualized and fetishized in American society, like Can we just take a moment for you? And I to say out loud what those sexual stereotypes of Asian women are? I think submissive and I've actually gotten this is, you know really personal, But I've actually been asked if my anatomy is different. So a kind of very fetishized exotic sized that we're somehow even physiologically different from other women on guy thing that goes back to history of fetishization of women of color in this country. And servile. Um what else? Exotic Lotus flowers? Yes. Dragon Lady's temptresses. Yes. And I think with the lotus blossom like death at the end of movies like there, they never survive. Esso it Z kind of Madame Butterfly. Miss Saigon thing where You know that you want you want them, But then you also you know, can't have them. They're like they're taboo. They're forbidden. And let's not forget full metal jacket. Yes. S O the prostitute right? The Asian prostitute and that's a very common stereotype. And the kind of I think propositions that Asian women get in public all surround full metal jacket, quotes and they're They're horrible and everyone knows them, even though the movie is rather old, but it's now part of Society or culture in general, like life imitating art and imitating kind of an imagined life, right, Right. So when you heard reports that this man is perpetrator said that he He committed these shootings to quote eliminate his temptations. What did that say to you about his motivations? First of all, I thought that he completely dehumanized these these women, right? He labeled them as temptations to be excised to be to be eliminated. I mean, these are human beings, right? He is the one. If he has an addiction, he has the problem. Y treat whatever fetish that he has, you know, with Asian women love Y treat the women as the problem. I mean, this kind of externalization of his own issues is it was so horrible to hear. And as an Asian woman it felt like Holy dehumanizing.

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:31 min | 1 year ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Sean Leonard. Got to read the final story on this show. It's called The Hat by French writer Patrick Modiano. Mariana was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2014, in part for writings about living in Nazi occupied Europe. This story takes place on the very day the occupation in Paris begins here It is the hat. At the age of 18. My mother embarked on a movie career in her native city of Antwerp. Until then, she had worked for the gas company and taken some elocution courses. But when the studio was built on the picking strapped at the initiative of a certain young Vanderheiden She walked in the door and was hired. Before long, a team that formed around Vanderheiden, who always used the same actors in the same crew. He oversaw both production and direction, and he shot his films in record time. The biggest rat studio was such a hive of activity that journalists called it. They AMP versus Hollywood's Hollywood of Antwerp. My mother was The very young lead actress and four Vanderheiden pictures he made the first two This man is an island and Johnson's versus painters over the course of 1939, the next to Johnson's and painters reconciled. And Good luck, Monique date from 1941. Three of the films or popular comedies set in Antwerp and made Vanderheiden as one critic put it of that time. The pan uel of the Sheldon Forth. Good luck. Monique was a musical. By then, November heightened production company have been placed under German control, and my mother was sent for several weeks to Berlin, where she took a small part in really forced spell. I mean, In the year 1939. My mother also signed a contract with Antwerp's Empire Theater. She was a showgirl. From June through December, They staged an adaptation of No, No, Nanette and my mother appeared in that then, starting in January, 1940 She was part of a current events review entitled Tomorrow will be better. She was at the center of the final tableau. As the other show. Girls danced with Chamberlain, umbrellas. My mother could be seen rising up in a basket, her head reached and golden rays up. Up, she went The rain stopped, the umbrellas came down. She was the image of the rising sun, whose light banished all the shadows of the coming year. From up in her basket. My mom Waved to the audience. The orchestra played a medley. The curtain fell. Every time as a joke. The crew would leave her there in her basket, way up high in the dark. She lived. On the second floor of a little House. Here. The key Even dyke. One of her windows looked out over the shoulder and the riverside Promenade in the Big cafe. At the end, there was the Empire Theater. With the dressing room where she did her makeup every evening. There was the custom House. There were the streets along the waterfront. Report. And the docks. I see her crossing the avenue. As a street car rattles by its yellow light fizzling out in the fog. Now it is night. Steamers sound their horns. Wardrobe man at the Empire had grown fond of my mother and offered to serve as her manager. He was a jolly man with large horn rimmed glasses and very slow of speech, but by night at a cabaret in the Greek quarter frequented by sailors. He sang in a musical number as Madame Butterfly. According to him, the films of Vanderheiden charming and numerous, though they were could not make an actress's career, my dear, you must think bigger And as it happened, he knew a couple of important producers who were about to shoot a film. But we're still looking for a girl to play the second lead. He took my mother to meet them. These producers Turned out to be a man named Felix Open felled and his father known to everyone as open Feld, senior, a Berlin gem dealer. This often felt senior had retreated to Antwerp. When Hitler seized power in Germany and Jewish businesses first came under threat. The sun, once ahead producer at the German movie studio terror film had found work in the United States. They liked my mother. They didn't even give her a screen test. They simply asked her to read a scene from the script right then, and there, the movie had an English title swimmers and detectives. It had been written to spec for the young Dutch Olympic swimming champion. Vili done Oden, who wanted to go into film for what My mother told me. The rather lame detective subplot served as a pretext for various dives and Aquatic ballets. My mother was to play the role of Dili than Oden's best friend. Have the contract that my mother signed that day. Two sheets of great thick sky blue paper. Watermarked with the open felled films letterhead at the top. The O of open Felled is very large with an elegant loop executive and telegraphic fix and thins. Inside the old stands a miniature Brandenburg Gate. Finally engraved. It is there, I suppose to recall the origins of the two producers in Berlin. It is agreed that my future of mother shall receive a fixed sum of 75,000 Belgian francs, payable installments at the commencement of each week of shooting. And it is understood by both parties that this fee shall not be subject to any augmentation a diminution until the contract shall expire or in due course, be extended. It is further stipulated. The time spent in makeup and wardrobe shall be considered work preparation, not.

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:26 min | 1 year ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Paris begins. Here It is the hat. At the age of 18. My mother embarked on a movie career in her native city of Antwerp. Until then, she had worked for the gas company and taken some elocution courses. But when the studio was built on the picking strapped at the initiative of a certain young Vanderheiden She walked in the door and was hired before long. A team had formed around Vanderheiden, who always used the same actors in the same crew. He oversaw both production and direction, and he shot his films in record time. The biggest rat studio was such a hive of activity that journalists called it. They AMP versus Hollywood's Hollywood of Antwerp. My mother was The very young lead actress and four Vanderheiden pictures he made the first two This man is an island and Johnson's versus painters over the course of 1939, the next to Johnson's and painters reconciled. And Good luck, Monique date from 1941. Three of the films or popular comedies set in Antwerp and made Vanderheiden as one critic. Put it of that time, the palm you'll of the shoulder. The fourth. Good luck. Monique was a musical. Buy them. The vendor heightened production company have been placed under German control, and my mother was sent for several weeks to Berlin, where she took a small part in really forced spell. I mean, In the year. 1939. My mother also signed a contract with Antwerp's Empire Theater. She was a showgirl. From June through December, They staged an adaptation of No, No, Nanette and my mother appeared in that then, starting in January, 1940 She was part of a current events review entitled Tomorrow will be better. She was at the center of the final tableau as the other show, Girls danced with Chamberlain umbrellas. My mother could be seen rising up in a basket, her head wreath and golden rays up up. She went And the rain stopped, the umbrellas came down. He was the image of the rising sun, whose light banished all the shadows of the coming year. From up in her basket, Mama. Waved to the audience. The orchestra played a medley. The curtain fell. Every time as a joke. The crew would leave her there in her basket, way up high in the dark. She lived. On the second floor of a little House. Near the key, Even dyke. One of her windows looked out over the shoulder and the riverside Promenade in the Big cafe. At the end, there was the Empire Theater. With a dressing room where she did her makeup every evening. There was the custom House. There were the streets along the waterfront. Report. And the docks. I see her crossing the avenue. As a street car rattles by its yellow light fizzling out in the fog. Now it is night. Steamers sound their horns. Wardrobe man at the Empire had grown fond of my mother and offered to service her manager. He was a jolly man with large horn rimmed glasses and very slow of speech, but by night at a cabaret in the Greek quarter frequented by sailors. He sang in a musical number as Madame Butterfly. According to him, the films of Vanderheiden charming and numerous, though they were Did not make an actress's career, My dear, you must think bigger. And as it happened, he knew a couple of important producers who were about to shoot a film. But we're still looking for a girl to play the second lead. He took my mother to meet them. These producers Turned out to be a man named Felix Open felled and his father known to everyone as open Feld, senior, a Berlin gem dealer. This often felt senior had retreated to Antwerp when Hitler seized power in Germany. Jewish businesses first came under threat. The sun, once ahead producer at the German movie studio terror film had found work in the United States. They liked my mother. They didn't even give her a screen test. They simply asked her to read a scene from the script right then and there, the movie had an English title swimmers and detectives. It had been written to spec for the young Dutch Olympic swimming champion, Vili done Oden, who wanted to go into film. For what? My mother told me. The rather lame detective subplot served as a pretext for various dives and aquatic ballets. My mother was to play the role of Lily than Oden's best friend. I have the contract that my mother signed that day. Two sheets of great thick sky blue paper. Watermarked with the open felled films letterhead at the top. The O of open Felled is very large with an elegant loop executive and telegraphic fix and thins. Inside the old stands a miniature Brandenburg Gate. Finally engraved. It is there, I suppose to recall the origins of the two producers in Berlin. It is agreed that my future of mother shall receive a fixed sum of 75,000 Belgian francs, payable installments at the commencement of each week of shooting. And it is understood by both parties that this fee shall not be subject to any augmentation a diminution until the contract shall expire or in due course, be extended. It is further stipulated. The time spent in makeup and wardrobe shall be considered work preparation, not work. As such. At the bottom of the page. My mother's careful signature Then the dashed off signature of Felix opened felled and the third signature in uneven choppier Spider he hand under which someone has typed Mr Open. Feld Senior. The contract is dated April 21st 1940. They invited my mother to dine with him that evening. Wardrobe man was also in attendance and the screenwriter Henry put mom whose nationality was unclear. Belgium English German You lied, and Odin was supposed to come meet my mother about the last minute was detained. It was very cheerful. To open films. Felix especially That's that courtesy, once rigid and playful, so typical of Berlin. Felix Open film had high hopes for the picture in American studio had already expressed interest hadn't he always said We should launch a series of detective comedies with a sporting angle. At some point during the dinner, they took a photo. Which I have on my desk..

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"You like voiced your wonderful singing. I love boys. Yeah. Like these kids today. They may be Goodson, but they start off in a high C and go into a way. Didn't sing songs like that. No, you know, you know I know that you were this. I know when the right one comes along, I know, but it's a I so give me a touch of the Italian Hey, Amani, Menial opposing it. A Golden River. Roman Doric will many to be a Sunday. Money, Young. You don't know You have no idea what you said. E want you to do just a taste of the matter Butterfly. That's the best one. Thing, but Madame Butterfly to make a jumper's is that LinkedIn attempted to Japan and emit a butterfly and they fall in love and she's she's pregnant. They get married. She's pregnant and he's getting on the ship. She's things to him the greatest out of room but Aria written by 100 School, whom building and she sings. Well, some a bitch given darling one door. Nothing fits. Oh, Livy, Madurese you love That's it. I'm telling you, it's your voice is still wonderful,.

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Butterfly. It's you'd never seen anything or heard anything is funny and just you became a classic. It became a classic. My wife still reminisces about the time you picked up the upright bass and played it like a guitar. Yeah, I mean, you did crazy stuff on stage. And off stage the loans and I felt that comfortable. Yeah, I was your domain. The main room. You had basically really ever neck if you walk out, you know Does that worry about? And it had a certain amount of minutes to Yeah. Yeah, but in the laws, they let you go because this was your This was your doing Mandatory statement. Yeah. Hey, Wanna really don't make all showed me the door twice but go. That's another thing. We had the kind of people we have an owner. And run him for entirely different people. Yeah, they weren't being counters they were. They were just Yeah, Some people were from the background of holdup type background somewhere from the Gangsters somewhere, you know? Well, they understood gaming and the understood hospitality. Yes, Never. Very good. Yeah. Slot machines were secondary. Didn't think you guys just people wanna play some put into you know? Yeah. Doesn't mean it entertainment. They treated entertainers with respect. Then it Z. Then they started good people that didn't know. Guys, what became the bookers or ex dealers and stuff and they cannot fuck ax, right? I wonder what Barbara Barbara was. I loved vibrating. But she was not the right act for me, right? Yeah. I had a victim on right now. You rest in peace. I'm going Everybody. I'm going to talk about his girl. Wait a minute. What time is it? You're still here? I am. Yes. Well, I'll keep you updated Been maybe? Let's go. Now. There are some classic stories about all your performances on stage. How you just, uh you wanted to Madame Butterfly, You sing Italian and I said to him, I said, Yeah, I didn't know you spoke Italian. You said I don't And you just You talked about karate and controlling mother wrote As I told you, I introduced to America because from a friend of mine, who was a baritone. You're a problem, Metropolitan. And I felt very proud that all through his career in we were good friends. How on earth did you go from, you know, just give me a touch of your wonderful mastery of the Italian language. I had a friend in Italian friend. That just wasn't listen. Dropper Frank, Frankie Perella. Running. Who's just passed away. Another one just passed away. I'll keep you updated. Yeah, Whoever I mentioned just passed away. He would listen to the opera, and it got me listening to the opera. And I I used to go to the Metropolitan. I would go in Chicago and I got hooked. Course, boys..

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Damn butterfly ideas, Madame Butterfly. Madam. My damn. But these damn butterflies are all are really not my damn Madam Sapporo Beer Hammer. I only I love this beer. Would you like your own here? Yeah, I would hope you would pour me one since you have them all. Thank you. Thank you. Here's my damn baked Madam Bear. We're going to get some damn bait. Sapporo is I only drink this when I go to like a Japanese steakhouse because it's ah, It's ah, It's the official. Very Japanese. It is well. Sapporo is like the fifth largest City in Japan that this bird has been around since. Like 18 76. I really don't drink enough of this beer. I wish I would. In fact, a hibachi grill there on Michigan Road was the last restaurant I went to before the pandemic started. I had a bunch of sparrows that day. Thank you to the Indianapolis Opera for bringing this by. Thank you. That's good. Oh, man, and they brought a cold to by some people bring up beer, and they expect us to get it cold, which is fine. But it's next level when you bring it call. What happened to you Bring us beer. We mentioned your event. Do you wanna mention it one more time? Yes, it is. November 1st Special 90 minute presentation starting at four PM I say, Madame Madame Butterfly someday and bait And this is a big deal and amazingly talented people with the Indianapolis office. Thank you so much. Absolutely. We'll be right back. Another J. Foreigner here. CEO of Rocket Mortgage. Making the right financial decisions has never been more important. When you turned a rocket mortgage, we can help guide you to those right decisions now when they matter, most.

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on My Marvelous Year

My Marvelous Year

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on My Marvelous Year

"I like dresses and doesn't questions with their like work email and like work email address and those are great. It's also like every Marvel letters column ever where people are just like, hey come visit me the prophecy. Oh my gosh, huh. He didn't do that. Nowadays. Stephen T album speaking weirdly, cuz I'm I mean, we know that these one we know this one is Steven wage. Where you walk right now, huh? What way are you walking would say? Oh my God. All right Steven, the naysayer Peter the Colossal chick man. CJ the back-up generator Kirk the reflector with Aaron overwhelm been the Laughing night. Johannes tiny vampire. Kyle the blue flamingo your partner. Oop. Sorry York. I was just I was real life focused on getting his last name, correct? Yeah his mess up a cut that up your son of Son of God, Eric Silver cerebellum, Austin fever baby. Justin Kos Braylon. Grave Ian, Nate long distance Marie Holy Diver Jose the DM Kyle s. Our Hellion Dave the Irishman Rick Madame Butterfly. Dan doctor general alick's home. Only fortune and Ewan sequence Joan. Can I just say how cool it is that we have that many names totally off at our $10 cheer for the my marvelous years shared Universe characters. Thank you all dead. So much that is extremely generous and it makes doing the my marbles here podcast worth it because you know, honestly like that level of encouragement and support goes a long way to what is a lot episodes. Again. We're approaching episode hundred here and if we put in a lot into making this happen, so thank you all for supporting that speaking of which we're at like six seventy on patreon. We hit seven hundred bucks with only like $30 a way. We're going to read and do a special episode about trouble by Mark Millar. That's right. This was Zach's idea courtesy of Matt Draper another guess we got coming up here in the my moral this year future. May I can all of Marvel? What's that the sexiest comic and all of Marvel? Yeah, we finally so, you know, it's it's regarded as a danger to society and it's a moral, should have happened and it also allows it allows act to really dig into his anime fetish. So if you guys want to hear us talk about that on a patreon exclusive you can go and if you support us patreon.com slash wage, My marvelous year you will get access to that. We announce this and we immediately got people backing us. Yeah, I'm afraid this crime upon us. So, you know, it's kind of It kind of like, I don't know what it is. It's I've read you these MO is Alex call. I read it as like as a teenager right like as it was coming out..

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

07:59 min | 1 year ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"I don't even know what you guys did Great. And I'm saying maybe Barbara, Let me tell you, I ask you this. The discipline that came along with getting as good as you got with the cello that that you know, you probably don't break out the cello at parties. But the discipline that you learned as a kid to get good at that instrument. I bet served you well in your business, even though you didn't go on to become a professional cellist. Well, I practice to become dead. And I'm gonna tell you who. My instructor Wass. You might Google that I want to be Bobby's girl. A girl by the name of Marty Blame. Her father was our instructor at PS 1 13 in Queens. And I remember with Marcy When that thing I wanna be Bobby's girl dating myself now, which is something I probably do. But I remember when that song hit it as he came in. He was so he was one of these instructions with it. You know what? Show the chick like, You know, people who walk around it till the bumps up every once in a while, but he was a great guy. P s 1 13 is an experience. I will never forget. It's also the school where I learned to speak French in the fifth grade because Mrs Boyd was French. And she could secular blow Now, Barbara Kids don't even learned to speak English head commentary wanted to share that. No, I appreciate the call in, you know, no one ever cost about the art. It gives you culture, having knowing our art appreciation of music appreciation. These kids now don't even know who most part is. They don't know who Beethoven is. They couldn't listen to Chopin. They couldn't listen, Tio, Madame Butterfly and know the beauty of it, And I had the privilege of growing up in New York City and the public school system where we actually went to Broadway plays as a part of the curriculum. That's not the case anymore. Barbara, Wait at the move on, but I appreciate the phone call. And, yeah, you know, I My first. Like I said, I was a theater geek and did the plays in high school and got glad I didn't major in it. But the skills I learned in that the ability to ad lib served me well that this day you got to be quick on your feet. You've got to be able to respond to whatever comes your way, and you've got to be ableto. If you ever see had lived comedy where somebody's sitting up there going, eh? Wouldn't work. You've got to be able to think quickly. I don't know that I would. I was always bit of a smart house. But I don't know that I would have learned that ability and have a job like this. Were it not for the plays that I did in the theater classes that I took. That's not endorsement to go out and drop it off. I was going to major in business. But now, Eric says theater no, not theater. You actually don't need a degree to do it moved to Hollywood if that's your passion Good luck prepared asked. Would you like fries with that an awful lot, but It's served me well is part of a well rounded education as well as I could round it. Brett and Haver to grace. Welcome to the show. Hi. I want to make a complaint about my victimization. Bi racial prejudice. Okay, The complaint department is open. We're ready to go. I would really like to get a multimillion dollar contract to play basketball for the N ba, However, I'm not very tall. Yeah, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that maybe you don't sound like a basketball player. I'm not very small. I can't dribble and I can't jump very high. But just like graduate schools are permitted to consider non in collective factors. When they evaluate people for admission. I think the N BA should consider the fact that I always try my best, and I'm a good sport. Now. It seems to me when I watched N BA games that there is one particular race that's represented out of its, uh, proportion in general society. Because N Ba doesn't play behind the screen. Uh so I'm willing tohave racial considerations. Be exposed in the person's application for for the for the orchestra. If there were also considered for the N B. A But it's not fair to have this rule just for one segment of society and not for another segment of society. I would like to play basketball for the N BA But great. You're applying logic and thinking rationally and its 2020 that has no role in society these days. You realize this right? There are a lot of people out there agreeing with you. And I'm nodding with you. Yeah, you know, I get the argument. But again, it's based on where. Where is the social justice aspect for that? How does that help? The Democratic Party aspect of social justice aspect? Is that I'm entitled to be treated fairly. There is an equal protection clause in the United States Constitution. And I don't have equal protection if I'm not being fairly considered for jobs in playing in the N B, a It's not the result. You're right. And I get the point you're making. But you are being given equal consideration. You just can't do it if you want. If they held a try out, you could go. And if you could get, you know You could easily get the attention of some n BA team with your lack of skills and say, Hey, how about me and they would go? No, you don't have any skills. That's that's the equal consideration what they're talking about. You know this what? They're talking about his equal outcome. They want a specific outcome. They don't care about the opportunity. They want the end result. If you looked at the outcomes you can see The ENDA has an explicit, prejudiced against short, white guys like me. Look, you know where I day? Well, they haven't explicit. I'm a tall white guy, but I can't play basketball, so they have an inherent bias against people who are not only short but tall, who can't play basketball. Well, I want to file suit for discrimination against the end Discrimination by the N B a against me. Because of the outcome argument. Where are the short white guys? Not fair. Spud Webb shot a a statistical variation among different Types of employment that some groups are better in this in. Some groups are better in that. Maybe I'm not saying it is, but I do see that different groups are Represented out of proportion in different segments of economic activity. Well, yeah, I think it has more to do with the availability of opportunity. It's really easy. There's basketball hoops everywhere. And like I grew up playing hockey, but that was because my dad drove the Zamboni on the weekends, so I had access to it. I didn't chose not to play basketball. I chose not to play football. Football is available at every school or almost every school, at least for now, and they'll soon change that..

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

05:51 min | 2 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Two days hello pate now shifting our attention to the other the other yes the insurer of World War two the Pacific and do the two incidents that eventually resulted in the surrender of the Japanese the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki and you make a good point and there's a a classical Ponti column which I got to pour over earlier tonight about how Nagasaki really was not a an instrumental kind of city in Japan to be bombing if you were going to use one of your two atomic bombs correct I would think so and by the way it was only added to the target list almost at the last minute there may be more significant target was crossed out in August sake was written in by hand this by the way is not addressed particularly by Chris Wallace of fox news in his new book count down nineteen forty five hundred and sixteen days of true when making his decision not affect Marcus sake had almost no military significance war it had tremendous historic significance of the west because in the years we have the sentries the Japan was close to most of the western world they did leave one port open and that was the port of Nagasaki in the far far south of Japan and that was a beautiful port to leave open it is the setting for example for Puccini's Madame butterfly American naval officer has a love affair with the Japanese girl in all of this and it was reasonable because that support the Merica naval officer would have been allowed to land in a few cities in Japan the Christianity Christianity and in spite of the persecution through centuries previous had flourished there and there was a large Christian population at the time in in naga ever every Christian who could in Japan fled to Nagasaki because they believed surely the United States would not bomb and destroy the only Christian city in Japan and yet oddly not only did we do so the atomic bomb was dropped less than a quarter mile from the phones only Christian cathedral Roman Catholic cathedral in Nagasaki you don't think that was deliberately to destroy Christianity in Japan as the war ended by the ACS Roosevelt Truman administration do you it's an interesting point I've got let's administration's it's an interesting point that I'd never have thought of because I like a lot of people do not know the history of Nagasaki in Christianity at which you outlined and we don't have time to go through the whole history of Christianity in Nagasaki but it was a famous movie called Hiroshima mon amour French movie yeah my column is titled Nagasaki Mona more and you can just inquire after it on the web by the way if you want to do learn more about Winston Churchill's Balkan campaign instead of overlord of the the other attacks on Germany you can find that issued by the U. S. Army War College study done by Colonel John P. Lawton in nineteen eighty six all Churchill soft underbelly approach under the European continent a missed opportunity for those who are aficionados of such things I happen to be yes but yes the idea here was they were destroying the only Christian city in Japan and they knew that and I knew that absolutely they also knew it had no military significance there was a Mitsubishi plant farther down the coast I mean five to ten miles they will ship building plant but the atomic bomb did no damage to the boat to be facility affected continued operation until unabated in the wake of the atomic bomb I don't know this is an attempt to kill Christians it's very hard to argue any other way wow in our American government a so called Christian nation was or at least the the powers that be the insidious powers that be a quote unquote powers that be were intent on killing Japanese Christians with the second well what about that is an inference that I am willing to pay and look at it of course understand that whenever you deal with the left they have people who do nothing but sophistry nothing but making up excuses nothing but covering reality with a lot of wording and so they of course uses they say Roosevelt knew nothing about becoming an attack of by the Japanese something pearl harbor what is obviously did we were reading the Japanese naval code at the time I mean I could go into a long explanation of why the Japanese were put into Manson R. and so on but it was basically because we did not want to let the Japanese know that we were reading their code we knew who their spies were on the west coast but the only way we could avoid disclosing that we were reading their code with by taking all the Japanese on the west coast of locking them up without any lengthy explanation Lole was this this is a yes or no question I don't know if you can do this or not and if you can't just say I can't answer yes or no was this truly the beginning of the military industrial complex so cold in the United States or to begin already gone already Sam very well low party is always wonderful to talk to you W. M..

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Became a classic my wife still reminisces about the time he picked up the upright bass and played like a guitar I mean you did crazy stuff on stage and the longer I felt uncomfortable via your domain the main room get a basically really at the neck in a does that worry about and it had a certain one minutes together yeah yeah but in the long as they let you go because this was your was your dormitories yeah I have on a really a mako is filled with a dark place there's another thing we had the kind of people we had been older and random yeah they were they weren't being counters they were they were just yeah something over the phone to I want someone from the characters somewhere well the understood gaming in the understood hospitality yes and they were very good yeah the slot machines were secondary to the this is the place to put into entertainment and the tree to entertainers with respect and it's it's very nice very good people that didn't really the guys with the became the bookers or X. do exist and they right I would I would love reading what reason was not I love Walgreens but she was not the right and from the right you know I had a victim all right they arrested please everybody I'm gonna talk about is gone wait a minute what time is it your sillier I'll keep you updated but now there are some classic stories about all the performances on stage how you would just you when it's a Madame butterfly using Italian and I said to him I said United we spoke to use it I don't and you just to talk about what the and if I could throw in another a toast to America because from a friend of mine who was a very up front and the I feel very proud of his courage and we were good friends how on earth did you go from you know just give me a touch of your wonderful mastery of the Italian language and then it got in front they're just listen listen Frank Frank I know who just passed away another one that is best to keep you updated yeah he would listen to me up and it got me listening to the opera and I I I we used to go to the metropolitan I would go in Chicago.

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"And only and I mean one only there's nobody like him in this this field of comedy and show business Mr Scheck agree it's a thrill letters and I don't know I just I'm just going to say that you say that again we're gonna sit at this table forever good company to build a wall I can close this is going to try to save other wall and then it from gluten we want to get the wall that was in Berlin he's he's going along quite no no definitely like the Jews in Israel because I got along they got a wall regular I went to Israel and the people that right and I saw it on the wall yeah and I said I see what they do with the paper because I wouldn't tell you missed a good to come around five o'clock and the man thinks about it thanks to papers and we'll go to gun licensing the paper but since the prayer by says yeah we don't have a he gets mad he gets read all right so we left off that now you're gonna get letters from that listen we only killed by four seven we left off with now all of a sudden your taking this town by storm you've turned the lounges into something that I mean we don't we all wish they were still here yeah you know because this was this was everybody gravitated towards let's where the party list and you certainly created the party and the things you did on stage so many improvisational bits I had the privilege of opening one time for you in palm springs many years ago but I watched you do the offers if you want me to Madame butterfly it's it's you've never seen anything or heard anything is funny and just became a classic it.

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

04:11 min | 2 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Your identity means there I mean you know at the is it the new macs are in the seventies and eighties good thing down our throats why on the buy this with another one I mean the one and identities I mean hi how are you both will close that when you when you talk to somebody I mean and we even those with the family on the ship sure read one of his own heart non binary the center I mean you need a glossary Walker in your pocket you know what the hell you're talking about all right so that you can I so that you can identify the genders of Democrats yeah yeah many genders of that there is no look there's no longer a binary world there are no more boys and girls men and women that's all old Frank the new thing K. as as you said seventy one or what what is the number on Facebook six sixty as a note and the number is different in Great Britain on Facebook than it is in the United States on Facebook but it's dozens and dozens and seventy is a perfectly good ball park it's quite remarkable the Facebook idea that's mark soccer Berg I guess and look you know many what whatever you are I I wish you nothing but happiness made the American dream be be yours for the taking may live a long and happy life in the meantime I'd like to live a long and happy life too and if you're not cases could leave me the hell alone every now and then to live my life like a normal person I'd sure appreciate it and if we can't come to that arrangement they were gonna have to have another discussion because you people are wack jobs you understand you're you're crazy people and and just I'm gonna go ahead and do what you want to DO nobody's going to bother you just to go ahead and live your life and you be nice will be nice it's the same old rule it's the it's the golden rule I think is that do unto others as you'd have them do unto you now we don't spend our lives harassing the hell out of you all day every day about crazy insane political movements and there is a new one every twenty minutes and it changes every two days and there are really are the other two genders plus one there is there's no there's mail it whether it we have chromosomes we have science you know how they pretend to be people of science if your people of science you recognize that there are two genders and then and then every now and then there's you know you got to build a little wiggle room for some stuff I get that but there is I I found one for your neck ABC news as the the story from two thousand fourteen here's a list of the fifty eight gender options for Facebook users fifty eight different choices of gender for Facebook users age gender and drove Giannina androgyne out and they want to know what that is this woman says man no cisgender man that's the same thing gender fluid what are your whatever male to female neither then it'll look you're one of the other transalpina out on a cover and other should have an asterisk and and yet you really should be required to be a registered Democrat I think not bad it's the metric system all over again I'll never watch has got it's a fun thought Nick thank you it's the metric system all over again they're trying to update genders I you know that was done long ago it really was and I get you know and everybody gets it you know they the Greeks I mean everybody knows about this right you know drop your keys in Greek town can't come to the car it's everybody knows his stuff I would have you know going back to ancient times on me well but that's not on his side Victoria's great she's look at me like what that's it everybody knows this and and everybody knows what you know goes on and pull cat tend and behind closed doors and Saudi Arabia yeah we know all this everybody gets this this is this is not new stuff some crazy stuff in old time China you know a lot and and Japan to lot of a lot of stuff okay we get it there's nothing new here what is it made like at Madame butterfly things like that but I never I never to see that but that but there you go just.

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Protecting the natural world recognizing through signs the interdependence of all religions Maria Callas is one of the most recorded opera singers of all time though there are relatively few films or videos of her compared to the number of her recordings but that's been changed by the callous documentary called Maria by callous which is now out on DVD and Blu ray R. classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz was excited to see her and performances he'd never seen before and to learn new things about her life expressed in her own words on the whole they're asking people in me I would like to be an idea but there is the cut off but I have to live up to so I'm hoping with both as much as I can that's the voice of Maria Callas in Tom Wolfe's documentary Marie by callous and this compelling and moving film consists almost entirely of her own words clips of her singing and home movies interviews and poignant excerpts from unpublished letters diaries and memoirs all suggest that she was as complex a woman as she was an artist at the beginning of the film Callas singing Puccini's most famous Lindell D. from Madame butterfly vocally she.

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is remarkably convincing as the prophetic young Chou Chou son in a rare film clip of a Chicago production of Madame butterfly Callas like most mature nine Asian sopranos doesn't look right but we can see how hard she's trying to avoid the stereotype how her every gesture is attempting to match what's in her voice it's a rare failure for a singer who completely embodied characters from lady make bath to the consumptive Violetta a greater range of characters more suddenly and more deeply developed than any other singer in history in one of the most thrilling passages in this film two years before she made her indelible complete recording of Carmen an opera she never appeared in on stage kallus sings Carmen's habanero this is a comic tour de force in which we can also see how Carmen's wit and independence will inevitably lead to tragedy if you don't Love Me anymore she sings I love you and if I love you watch out the director is very shrewd in his selection of arias and where he places them we have Callas singing the sexually liberated.

"madame butterfly" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

03:15 min | 3 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Later and any thoughts to share at least favorite any thought they were there been two series of cases and with the court that it quite a lease question of acquiring citizenship through a parrot and the law is still I said almost all these places can a base classifications were gone but in the immigration an area immigration and naturalization there were this distinction remains parents are not marry child born abroad if the mother is a U. S. citizen the child automatically requires the medicines and ship but if the mother is the alien and the father is the citizen the town does not let's hear Mary yes so that was this is one more example in the when is the favorite to women now saying that if the child is born out of wedlock he's fancy free he has nothing to do with it no responsibility for it but she saddled with it he can't get rid of it is severed so I didn't see this as some of my colleagues as something operating but not in the women's women's favorites then you said there was another one two two in this thing yeah same line it is would be hard for people with certain nations I think of a calling I revere John Paul Stevens he had been in the navy in World War two and there are a lot of Madame butterfly stories that time and he didn't conceive of his buddies Miller how many children they sired as as being as yes the S. as having any kind of bond and being financially responsible for them hi can bring to that particular mindset so I was I agree with does the sentence in most cases and in these cases we handle well thank you so much to us this this is been such a lovely conversation and really a treat and we all really appreciate your coming here especially just a handful of days after the end of the term I cannot believe how fantastic you okay give him just.

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

08:04 min | 3 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Susan Witkin summer is coming and that means what of my favorite places to go and be entertained is about to open for the season. At least I know they're getting ready. I'm talking about the central city opera. The opera house in central city was constructed and opened in eighteen seventy eight it is a true gem in the rocky mountains, the artistic director for the opera is Pat Pierce. Pat is my guest today on front range, focus, welcome to the show. Thanks, pat. I always look forward to the announcement of what the two main operas will be this year in central city. Tell our audience what they are opening the season the summer with Puccini's Madame butterfly, which is a very standard favorite piece. And we're doing the Colorado premiere of a piece by Benjamin Britten called Billy Budd. This is the eighty seventh year for central city opera, the fifth oldest professional opera company of the country. I want to know more about Billy Budd and Madama butterfly. And how you intend to stage them, but first let's talk about the pairing of these two operas what drew you to put these two operas together. Butterfly, the things that are standard rep. And those sorts of things we tend to them every seven eight nine ten years, we'll cycle them back through because that's about the time that people want to see them again as far as goes are been trying to get Billy Budd on this stage actually since two thousand and three. So it's. What sixteen years to actually get it done? But it's been in my bag of tricks now for sixteen years sixteen years to bring an opera to central city. There are two things. Huge. It's a really big show. And it's all men, which complicates it. Even further. Secondly, when it was written was written for the the pit and garden and in in London and. It had to wind players for us to get into our pit. So I had to request to the Briton piers estate and boozing. To allow for the first time ever a reduction of the score to be done. So that we could actually fit it into our pit. And they did it. They allowed it to be done. It was completed. And now we were able to do it we'll audiences notice the difference. Before. No. Five hundred fifty they won't notice it all these two operas together. Is there some paddock? Oh here going on. Not really it was just a matter of of how things played out been. And been. The other couple of things that we're doing in the season. I did though have to think about the fact that all of the men would be onstage and working on Billy Budd all the time. And so I had to have something for the women to do. So the two of the other pieces are female only. So yes, once you start putting the pieces together you have to make decisions based on anything that these two opera productions share. Bill both move you greatly. For different reasons. Butterfly. She is she's wrong. And she comes out as as a as a very strong person in the end, but she's wrong very badly by this guy and in Billy Budd. You have a very good, simple, honest, man. Who by twist of fate is put in a very bad situation, and is is killed for it. It's it's their lessons out of both of these. But you know, all of that we do and and most people do has to do with telling stories about other people and situations that happen and in both of these situations. The the theater itself is heightened greatly by the music that's been written for it. So they're both impactful pieces. This is for a range, focus. I'm Susan Witkin. My guest today is Pat Pierce director for the central city opera, which calls the five hundred fifty seat jewel box opera house home, and it is truly a wonderful place to produce opera. Pat. Tell us a little bit more about the story of Billy Budd, and why you were drawn to it. Story of it's basically set during the Napoleonic wars on a boat. There was a practice called press pressing like I was pressed into service where that came from was gangs groups of men that went off of these ships onto shore, and basically stole able bodied men off off the shore and put them on ships because they need more people on the ships unfortunate, but Billy Budd with somebody. An able bodied seaman who was pressed and. A really good good human being. He's been compared to a Christ figure in many ways and the most evil person on the ship decides he wants to destroy this person and Billy gets put into a situation where he he strikes this person and with one blow he kills them. And the the the crux of the story is about whether the captain follows what he knows is the moral right and good way to look at the situation or what the law says that he must do. In fact, they still use this predicament to teach law today is the predicament in in this in this story, whether you follow morals and goodness or whether you follow the rule of law, and the captain in this case chose the rule of law, and he had to live with for the rest of his life with a very very impactful, very moving story. Beautiful and at the end. It's it's yeah. I have this clip of jock. Imb Raila performing and farewell to the old, right? Oh man from the twenty ten festival production of Billy. But in England. This is Billy's final aria listless. Listen for a minute. This is so devastating. It's really beautiful moment has been in prison. And that's where he sings basically from and seeing.

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"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"madame butterfly" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"The lounge I felt comfortable. The main room, basically, really? Worry about and it had a certain amount of minutes too long. They let you go. Because this was your was your. Yeah. Yeah. Twice. That's another thing we had the kind of people and random you're entirely different people yet. They weren't being counters. They were they were just yet. Somewhere from somewhere. Well, the gaming and the understood hospitality. S A slot machines for secondary. Put into. Entertainment and they treated entertainers with respect. And it's it's nice. The bookers. And. Right. I love but. Right. Right. Wait a minute. Your sillier. Keep you updated. Now, there are some classic stories about all your performances onstage. How you just you went into Madame? Butterfly. You're seeing Italian and I said to you. And you just you talked about the and control it. Go to America because from a friend of mine who was the upper politics, and I felt very proud ultra. How on earth? Did you go from, you know, just give me a touch of your wonderful mastery of the Italian language. I had a friend. Listen, Franken Parrella, really. Another one is best to keep you updated. Whoever I mentioned just passed away. He would listen to the opera, and it got me listening to the opera. And I I we used to go to the metropolitan. I would go in Chicago. And I got hooked voice voice. Your wonderful singing voice. Yeah. Like these kits today. They may big listen, but I start off in a high and go into. We didn't sing songs like, you know. I know when the right one comes along, I know, but it's. So we give me a touch of the Italian. Son. You don't know you have no idea what you said. I want you to do just a taste of the matter. Butterfly. That's the best one. The thing would not a butterfly. Japan and he met butterfly. She's pregnant they got married she's pregnant and he's getting under ship. And she thinks they have the greatest. By one. And she sings. Ooh. Nothing.

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