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"mali" Discussed on The Refiners Furnace
"Than just confession. So if you truly have a lot of you will be kind, you will be you will be nice to be. Keeping Mali's with your neighbor. Still very proud. I can not have love kind. How can you have love and you are so rude? And then your words are not seasoned. That's what the virus is. You're waiting on seasoned. It's not bridal. But I was speaking in Hebrew stuff that was, is it a little broader? But because sometimes, that would be something you can't even do. So imagine an enchilada approach tuna or Bolivar or Christian. And then you
"mali" Discussed on Native America Calling
"Support by Department of Homeland Security, brandy bynum, program manager, DHS blue campaign, has tips to combat human trafficking. On January 11th, we are blue. The international color of human trafficking awareness to help raise knowledge of this crime. Take a photo and then post it on social media. Using the hashtag wear blue day. And empower your community to access blue campaigns, educational resources to stay informed. Learn more about preventing human trafficking at DHS dot gov slash blue campaign. Thanks for tuning in today to native America calling. I'm Sean spruce. We're enjoying some new indigenous music today, tunes that you can add to your playlist to get winter off to a strong start. And we'll take your comments today too. You can reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter, just search for native America calling and we've got Ryan Allison on the line and let's go ahead and take a listen to some new music from dirt roads. This song is titled together. We'll fade away.
"mali" Discussed on Native America Calling
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"mali" Discussed on Native America Calling
"When they see that sign. So when you have your language, your culture and your identity, you have sovereignty. And so that's what we want to express to two people. I'm Katie thorson reporting. And demand Antonia Gonzalez.
Mauritanian indicted in 3 deadly 2015 terror attacks in Mali
"A man the feds say is a mauritanian terrorist was indicted Saturday in Brooklyn for the death of a U.S. citizen in a deadly Molly hotel attack in 2015. Faces multiple terrorism charges, including his alleged role in the attacks on a restaurant and two hotels that killed a total of 38 people. The victims included 5 UN workers and American aid worker Anita Asuka from Maryland, Ahmed also faces charges of helping provide support to the terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a group he allegedly joined around 2007, according to the feds. I'm Julie Walker.
"mali" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"It seems like one of those things that shouldn't be too difficult to sort out. When 49 foreign soldiers deplane at your capital city's airport claiming to be the new rotation of the United Nations peacekeeping force, any doubts you may have about their credentials should be pretty easily dispelled, with a quick call to the pertinent authorities. Granted that in the experience of this correspondent for one, UN officials can be a bit lagged about getting back to you, but the sleepiest bureaucrat would doubtless recognize the urgency in this instance. And indeed, in fairness, they did. Earlier this week, Mali arrested 49 soldiers from Ivory Coast upon arrival at modibo Keita international airport in Bamako. The UN swiftly confirmed that the Ivorian detachment had arrived to take up a role with minusma to give the endeavor its full name the United Nations multidimensional integrated stabilization mission in Mali. Minusma has been operative since 2013 and currently fields about 13,000 foreign soldiers and 2000 foreign police officers. They hail from dozens of countries, though the biggest contributors right now are Chad, Bangladesh, Senegal, Togo, Egypt and Burkina Faso. The current commanding officer is Dutch, lieutenant general cornelis Johannes Matthias. Minusma is mandated to do stuff contributing to maintaining security and stability. Two commodities of which Mali has been short since the period around 2012 to 2013. During which Mali was beset by a sort of Civil War and an Islamist insurgency. Manos work has been difficult and dangerous. The mission has suffered 313 fatalities, 174 of those directly due to hostile activity. The Islamist insurgency is ongoing. Two Egyptian soldiers serving with menus were killed earlier this month when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device or IED on the road between Tessa and Gao. In theory, then you might reckon that the reception accorded by Mali to newly arriving menus troops, especially from a neighboring nation, would be along the lines of humble gratitude for their willingness to come to your assistance despite the obvious risks of so doing. This was very much not what the recently arrived ivorians experienced. Instead, they were arrested and accused of being mercenaries dispatched to overthrow Marley's government. The ivorians are not mercenaries and would appear to have the paperwork to prove it. The question thus raised and it certainly has been raised in exasperated Ivorian accented French these last few days is what is going on. I can only make one comment. In Mali, those who are in power today are soldiers. Some of who are special forces, they know how to overthrow a regime. It's not done by tourists who arrive at an airport, collect their passports to go and fill in police paperwork. I have no further comment on this issue. Probably the key factor here is that Mali has undergone a change of administration since the menus mandate began. The first 7 years of menus operations overlapped substantially with the presidency of Ibrahim boubacar Keita, who was elected in 2013 and reelected in 2018. He was removed in a coup d'etat in 2020, led by a querulous colonel assimi goita. Exactly the same fate at the command of exactly the same plotter, befell Kai to successor, Barton D in 2021, at which colonel goiter resolved to cut out the middle man and install himself as president. Goiter appears a pretty committed non fan of management and seems much happier working with shadowy Russian military contractor the Wagner group also active in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, and the Central African Republic. After Wagner operatives and Malian troops allegedly killed 300 civilians in the town of mura in March, goiters regime refused access to the site. The country's military chief appeared on national television to defend his army. The farmer has intervened in murat enough to go and kill civilians, whose responsibility it is for us to protect we intervened instead in mura as part of our regalian mission of defended the integrity of the national territory. The protection of people and their property. As soon as the forces arrived, they were attacked by the terrorists who were in the meeting and a very violent fighting ensued during which we also recorded deaths and injuries in our own ranks. After the incoming ivorians were arrested, the John Turk guide to Leeds announced that it was suspending menus troop rotations. It will be instructive to see if he makes an exception in one case. Egypt has announced that it will withdraw its troops from the mission by mid August. The two Egyptian soldiers killed earlier this month were the 6th and 7th lost this year. It has been quite tough to read goiter since he seized power. Some aspects of his rule have had a whiff of the isolationist paranoid no one likes us we don't care attitude common among military dictators. And an armed UN mission is easy enough to depict, if you're that way inclined, as some sort of imperialist occupier. On other occasions, goiter has appeared more reasonable. Sanctions imposed on Mali by the economic community of West African states or echo was in response to goy to seizure of power were dropped earlier this month after goiter agreed to elections in February 2024. One thing to agree to an election, of course, another to actually hold it and to abide by the result. The Ivorian soldiers will probably be released from Malian custody sooner rather than later. It will tell us much whether they are permitted to take up their posts with menus or a put on a plane back to Abidjan. From monocle 24, I'm Andrew muggle..
"mali" Discussed on UN News
"This is Matt wells at UN news. Amid ongoing insecurity in some regions of Mali, the UN mission in the country minusma maintains an effective presence protecting civilians and supporting implementation of a 2015 peace deal. That's the message from Al gassim Wen, the secretary general's special representative in Mali and head of municipal, who's in New York this week to address the Security Council. Ahead of the meeting, mister Wen sat down with UN news Diane Penn, who began by asking him if there has been any progress on the political front since he last briefed the council in April. Indeed, we have not made tangible progress towards the implementation of the peace segment since my last briefing to the council. And that is indeed frustrating, frustrating for us, whose role is to support the commitments made by the migrant stakeholders, but more importantly, frustrating for the population, which has been waiting for the peace dividends to materialize on the ground for many, many years and or suffering should indeed be taken into account by those in a position to make further progress in the implementation of the peace agreement. What we have done since the last session of the council was to continue engaging the parties to take the steps expected of them. Encouraged by the ongoing preparations for the holding of a high level decision making meeting which has been planted since last October to discuss the pending issues of DDR global DDR and institutional form. I should say that the meeting has been continuously postponed, which obviously is a source of concern, but I'm hopeful that this time around it will be held, and that hopefully it will result in some progress in the implementation of the peace agreement. Now, in security remains a serious concern in Mali, both for citizens and for UN peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in Mali minusma. And this month has been particularly tragic. We had, I think, two attacks recently, will you be seeking greater support from the council regarding security? Well, it's safety situation to rightly pointed out is of atmosphere. In the northeastern part of the country where the attacks have been carried out by the Islamic states against civilians, we have in the main carriage and over 30,000 people have been displaced. A number of people have been killed, unfortunately, I was myself in America about a week ago to assess the situation with colleagues, but also with local authorities. And when one looks at the far north part of Mali in the kid a region, we the municipal has been subjected to attacks which unfortunately led to the deaths of some of our peacekeepers. I could say the same about the central part of the country where also peacekeepers have been subjected to attacks not to speak of the attacks against civilians. There is definitely a need for greater capabilities within the mission and it's a point I have repeatedly made, need for additional capabilities, attack helicopters, usually helicopters, definitely, but also need for additional strength in the immediate term to address the ongoing situation, some parts of the country, but also to account for the ongoing withdrawal of tacuba and barkan, which will definitely create a gap which you can not cover in full, but we need to be adequately resourced to be in a position to effectively disrupt it. And just for our audience who may not be familiar with takuba and bakhan, could you just briefly explain what they are? Well, barkan is a French operation, which has been deployed in Mali since literally the onset of the mission and has been mandated to carry out country theories operations, tacuba is a grouping of European special envoy that has been operating in the eastern part of Mali, bus forces will be pulling out from Mali are in a process of doing so. And that will create a gap, which is to be filled by the authorities, but time is required for that. In the end theory, which is important that municipal adequately resource to be able to protect itself, which is important, but more importantly, to protect the civilian population in accordance with our mandate. How important is it that the mission remains in Mali, and are you still able to serve civilians effectively with so much insecurity in the country? Where is the challenging task? I should say, but I believe that where the mission is deployed, it's implementing its work in an effective fashion. I have the privilege of traveling very often in the countryside and wherever I have been, the request from local populations is more municipal, not less municipal, and to me that's fixed volume about their own appreciation of the work will bring there are clearly high expectations, and we have to be Frank. We can't read all the expectations. And we never be able to do to do it. But where we operate, we drew make a time you build impact and they could give practical examples in the central part of Mali, where our patrols have helped protect our temporary operating bases have helped protect populations or protect infrastructure the same applies in the gower part of the country. We are also our presence has had a very tangible impact for local populations, the same applies to the far north of Mali and locations such as Kidal, a Gallo can tested it where our presence does have an impact. But again, all this does not mean that there are no shortcomings that it does appear that we are meeting all the expectations. But I believe that we're making tangible impact for the populations, not only in terms of protecting them, but also in terms of delivering projects that can help in improving their livelihoods again below their expectations, but quite very well appreciated by local populations in the absence of the state, in many of these locations, we are often the only entity civilians can turn to to meet some of their basic needs. Mister Juan, thank you very much for speaking to you and news. Is there anything further you think our audience should know about the work the UN is doing in Mali? Well, it gets to repeat that it's a complex. It's a challenging one. And at times, you know, people may have the feeling that this is an endless process, success can not be achieved. I want to say that we are committed. We are determined to carry out our mandate, and I have no doubt that over time, with the collective efforts of all, including municipal, will be able to help Mali restore peace and security..
Cardinal: Pope OK'd spending 1M euros to free kidnapped nun
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"mali" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"So I wouldn't expect that today's talks could take it any further than that. Stephen, thank you very much for your thoughts. That was the Russia analyst Steve and dio. And now here is more of course carrot or a Bello with a day of a new set lies. Thanks, Marcus. Francis government has said that conditions are no longer in place to continue to fight against Islamist militants in Mali. The French foreign ministry added that it will reorganize troops and continue to fight against terrorism in neighboring West African nations. German media reports that the country's political and scientific leaders are preparing to loosen strict COVID-19 measures as the migrant wave comes to an end. The proposed three step plan would gradually lift most restrictions by the middle of next month. And Budapest has embarked on an ambitious public transport project that could transform how citizens traverse the Hungarian capital. The project hopes to upgrade inner city suburban and even international connections over the next two decades. For more, head to Monaco dot com for slash minutes. Those are the days headlines, back to you, Marcus. Thanks Carlos. Now in Canada, the country's prime minister Justin Trudeau has taken the on president at step of invoking the emergencies act to crack down on nationwide protests, let's have a listen. After consultation with premieres from all provinces and territories. After speaking with opposition leaders, the federal government is invoked the emergencies.
13 Republicans Who Voted for Biden's Infrastructure Bill Come Under Fire
"I don't like coming to work angry. I was so mad yesterday. At these 13 Republicans who gave the Democrats a huge legislative victory, I saw Nicole Mali attack on Fox News this morning. I like her. I always have. And I know that a lot of people at the radio station in New York have given me her contact information and I've sort of debated whether to interview her. I don't want it to get worse. I don't understand the mindset. But these 13 Republicans who went rogue, listen, big picture. Big picture, it is much better today to be a Republican than it is to be a Democrat in America. With a year to go until the midterms, and coming off this huge win last week in Virginia and around the country. A lot of Republicans are pretty confident that we're going to take back the house in the Senate majorities in next year's showdown. The Democrats are hoping for a miracle. And they're grateful for people like Nicole and the other 12 Republicans who left the reservation and instead of being unified with the Republicans voted with the Democrats and gave Biden his big infrastructure win, which, of course, paves the way as challenging as it may be. To get the massive social spending bill, which is part due, the second part, the build back better crap,
"mali" Discussed on UN News
"You so much. Wow. Thank you for that. Don't get out every day at the studio, so thank you so much for your facade. Speaking to the United Nations from Bamako in Mali and we are unfortunately, I should say really going to have to talk about darker subjects than the wonderful music you've just been playing. We're talking about the Sahel crisis, one of the world's fastest growing emergencies, and to raise awareness about this, you have composed, produced and co opted your fellow musicians into a wonderful music initiative, which is called the song for the Sahel. Can you tell me about it and why you're doing this? You know, I think and thank you for inviting me to speak it that this mission. You know, for me, it's like very important in very special, like to do something for the Sahel. I mean, I am one of the song from the sale. The sound from the sale, so to drink something first one is in my obligation to do something for my next house. It's decided, you know, it's like my house. Because it's one, it's what I'm living. It's very important. It's when I grow up. So it's my home. So when we hear about the Sahel and the displacement and the lifesaving assistance that's needed there, it seems to be getting worse and worse. We hear that this year alone almost 30 million people need that urgent critical assistance and protection, which is 5 million more than last year. So what is it that your song and your music is gonna bring to the table that international negotiations and military might can not? What was your inspiration for the song? For me, first, the music have big power, very big power. To touch every person, living there, the good people, the bad people, it's what you said, you know? The good one, bad people. The people like this side, what we're going to do, is for everybody these songs. It's not just for somebody it's not for its use for everybody. Because it's not just the guys having gum, the guys haven't gotten how some they decide, so do this or not. So this song is to use the tell them if they accept this to tell them how we have to live together. That's the message we have to live together. You guys are missing. Yeah. So this is why when they ask me to bring this song, I just jump, say, okay, yes, because I need to give my own message in this people. And it's very important for me to bring this, you know. When you came to writing the song for the Sahel, what was your particular inspiration was there one spark that really set you off into the composing into the composition? Did you start with the lyrics or the music? No, I'm starting with I'm starting the music first because because you're known as the Hendrix of the Sahel, is that right? What do you think about that mantle? That's quite a lot of pressure. Yeah. But you have to know sometimes to having inspiration to having something to do correctly. I need to play this music first. Let's get this out of music gonna give me when and what I have to say. You know, it's house coming. So when I'm starting to bring and doing the music first and every morning, when I come to the studio, I'm just listening to this music. And I ask myself what are you going to tell them? What are they going to do? What this music, what they want to know, what they want to listen. But I mean, is the situation such that it just weighs on your mind every day? Describe the day to today for people in Mali, who are affected you hear about this, we hear about this quite a lot at the United Nations, but what do people in Mali hear about the violence that spreading apparently every day? You know, here it's like every day everybody just gets me into Facebook or all stuff to see and what's happened now. We are always like here we say we slip, wait one eye is one a used to be here, you know, with one eye opening. It's open. Because we never know what's going to happen. We never know. That's no way to live, huh? You know, before I just take my car from Bamako to Nia franchise and sleep in the fillet somewhere. Now, when you take the car from Bamako to go to your funk, you have to ask every one kilometer, okay. Here to build. What's happened there? It's good. It's not a problem. Okay, let's go. It's how we go now. And you go a very cool. Because every minute you can have problems. So we can go anymore. Even in Bamako, it's dangerous? Everybody's going to see him now. I'm sure everybody. Because now you see, sometime you sit down and somebody gonna tell you, okay, somebody take a gun and kill somebody because he's a bicycle. You see? So just kill for a $100 you kill somebody. That's because the people don't have nothing to eat. And it's starting, you know, they don't have a nothing. It's very something else. You know, this is Bamako multi Cebu. What about the north Mali? Come back to gawa. I don't know what the people are doing there. I go to some time to see what's happened. Why the foundation Ali farther we try to help the people there, but I think you have to be there to see exactly what's happened. Well, we have your song to tell us about it. We have the musicians who collaborated with you to make it. One of the demographics one of your target audiences is the young, your younger listeners who make up a large part of the demographic in the Sahel, and they are going to be the region's future. So what's your particular message.
"mali" Discussed on UN News
"I'm very proud to be a part of the this important and successful in fort. She's a lot during these three years together in the mission together with the authorities and partners still there is a lot to do to continue but there are so many practical things that we have demonstrated that the efforts determination makes a difference and I felt the proud to be a part of this effort. Is there any activity in tuition. That make you really proud of being part of this mission. There are many different Examples i would like just like the highlight. The redeployment of the reconstituted units It marks a step forward in reconsiliation. It marks a step forward on securisation or the north and perhaps more importantly it makes a mark on the implementation of the peace accord. And we've done this together and this is something that makes the difference. And then how do you describe the security situation in mali. Today the situation is complex with many actors and the i have to say that the the situation is also deteriorating. We have a frequent attacks against Minu myspace target by some actors in the north and in the center Death tax against civilians. Continue to be a great challenge of particular concern is the threat posed by. Iud's improvised explosive devices. for munis. smart. We have some protective measures. We have some training but the population. They become innocent victims in this very coward. Act that Aggressors pose with diabetes. And when you take all the necessary actions to mitigate district for the population and then you mentioned earlier about the dr You're presiding the cities. Is there what were the challenge. And then what do you think that needs to be Changed today full for the process to be a success. I think it's important to note that this is important format for reconsideration for dialogue. And we need to move forward on the technical level. And on the way these battalions are commanded ding inclusiveness over those that come from the north and also to make sure that we understand objectives in the in the same way amongst all the parties and this is a part of the way we implement the peace accord under the political guidance over this year. Say within the current security situation in mali. What do you think that need to be done to improve the situation population situation and protection. We must continue to work closer closer together. Those that are determined to to support the population and improve the security situation. We must be more efficient and more effective and put at all times the population's wellbeing at the forefront..
"mali" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Fair share earlier this week. House lawmakers advanced tax plan that would help fund the expansion of the social safety net. The measure would increase the corporate tax rate to twenty six and a half percent and the top individual income tax bracket would see a small rise to forty percent. The plan would also raise the capital gains tax rate to twenty five percent up from the current twenty percent in washington. Dc police have erected high metal fence blocking off the capitol building and grounds ahead of the so-called justice for j. Six rally plan for saturday. Protest organizers are demanding. charges be dropped for violent trump's supporters who attacked congress on january six cnn reports department of homeland security memo his warning of potential violence around saturday's rally in related news ohio republican congress member anthony gonzalez announced thursday. He will not run for reelection in two thousand twenty two gonzales. Who's one of just ten house. Republicans who voted to impeach trump for inciting the january sixth insurrection. After that vote. Gonzales said he and his family faced threats and had to travel with the security detail in statement. Consol a said. He's leaving congress in part because of toxic dynamics inside our own party. The republican said in sports news the us soccer federation's announced its offering the same contract proposals to both the men and women's teams. This follows years of organizing by. Us women's soccer players who denounced the drastic difference in wages compared to their male counterparts several women players sued the us soccer federation over gender discrimination. The us women's soccer team has won a record. Four world cup titles while the nail team has won none west africa's main regional bloc echo waas has enacted sanctions against the military coup leaders in guinea demanding the immediate release of ousted president alpha conde and for elections to be held in six months. The west african leaders also called for elections in mali by february of next year saying those responsible for coup there were holding up a transition to democratic rule there have been multiple military coups in west and central africa. Since last year in guinea chad and to in mali and in argentina tens of thousands of people led a march in buenos aires thursday protesting the country's economic crisis chronic unemployment and worsening poverty. This is a labor leader who play museum retirees live. Despite having worked all their lives. There is a situation of extreme poverty. Which eleven million people kitchens also extreme situation in which five million of your poverty into not eat. The march came days after primary elections were held in argentina where the political coalition of president obama fernandez suffered a massive loss triggering fears fernandez's government may lose its majority in congress. In november's parliamentary elections political crisis is already unfolding with vice president cristina fernandez to kirschner spearheading. What many are calling a cabinet. Rebellion against president fernandez and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warren peace report. I mean he goodman. This is democracy now democracy now dot org.
Australian Rally Car Driver Molly Taylor on Extreme E
"Today's show. We're joined by one of motorsports leading female talents in mali. Taylor for those unaware molly has burst back onto the global rally saying in extreme either this year as one half of nico rosberg victorious rosberg ex racing outfit while extreme e has propelled molly back into the spotlight the and has rallying in her blood competed in australia and europe. In two thousand sixteen molly became the first woman to win the australian rally championship and this year. She has returned to the world rally championship with a three rally program in rally. Three ford fiesta. Welcome to gravel notes. Molly thanks for having me. I haven't spoken to you for probably a couple of years now. I think the last time. I spoke g was a winton when you're doing. Tci australia so a lot's happened since then. Just fill in about what. What's been going on since then look into then. I guess we had all had locked locked down again. But during that time the extremely project. I guess started to gather a bit of momentum and got involved with suspects racing extremely and also we managed to put together these three ramps wwl three program a rally three program. Here's wildlands yes. Auto kind of went from doing not much at all to looking like twenty twenty one while he's a very busy busy year
"mali" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"Guru. Go to Mali. Now. International diplomats have been there this week to try to convince the army to respect the deadline to hand over power to civilians. The West African country has seen two military coups in the past year, but there are concerns The military will not stick to the deadline of next February. The U. N and France have thousands of peacekeepers there to help tackle the jihadist threat and a backing efforts led by the regional ECOWAS to return to democracy. Let's speak to Aisha Sorry, a lawyer and member of the West African Open society. Welcome to news day. What are the chances then? Looking at the situation that good luck, Jonathan will be able to convince the Army to hand back power. Can you hear me? It's slim. I can hear you. Can you hear me? Good. Good. Yes to carry on. You Don't think there's much of a child's of this then. No, I think it's quite slim because over the last couple of days we've seen a lot of religious leaders asking for extensions for the transition program, which may or may not be genuine, but because we know that around many African countries and maybe maybe not just African countries. You can sponsor people to have these types of calls and demands at least And you and I know that's very familiar. There's also very clear division between the political class and sources. It's about the end of the transition so ranks there is no longer cohesion about when the transition should end. We're not having much luck with a line. But let me just ask you one more question, and we'll see if it holds up a little bit more. The army How have they been behaving towards though who want To return to democracy. What is the situation on the ground? I don't think having much luck with his line will try and reconnect to a story. A lawyer, a member of the West Africa Open Society on Well, this is the former president. Good luck, Jonathan. Is that do you? To meet today with the head of the military giant there, um, to see whether he can persuade them to continue with this transition to civilian Powell. Try and reconnect the line with Aisha and see if we can bring you that story. And while we're waiting, we're going to talk about.
"mali" Discussed on Ali on the Run Show
"Racism myself is kinda like hearing a recording of my voice where it's kind of weird like this is i. Yeah i i'm gonna wanna watch it with friends. If anything but i've heard here got us now was incredible with so. I really really want to hear that. Although i'm going to duck out of the frame real quickly well. I plugged in my. I've had just so. I don't see i keep reading atlas shrugged when psyche eve- every yes so actually saw watch. Netflix is over. I i well. We are going to wrap this up soon. we're going to have fun sprint. The finisher but i do wanna know That little piece of paper. That was everywhere with little mali. Saying when i grow up. I want to win a gold medal in the olympics. I want to know more about that. How was it so readily available. Like is that on the side of fridge. Where is it now who isn't busy have it do you have. It is it. Where is that was the so my mom. This is gonna sound really weird it makes sense in the seidel family but it's in a cabinet in the pantry frames and it's been there for years. I don't know why it's pantry. We just have a weird amount of things in there But yeah it's a little frame thing in our pantry and yeah so it is fairly readily available in the seidel household. I guess my mom just said it was really cute Because it's got like. I just kind of decorated like like ten years old.
"mali" Discussed on OnEducation
"Balloons did you get us. Blues got us balloons last week to mike. I know we're gonna make sure that your kids find a way to play this back in ten years. Well know what if i published a poem about it. They're going to go wait. A minute is that we had so many balloons back in the early twenty twenty s so again it was a pandemic. That's amazing okay. Here's a here's a poem. I finished this draft yesterday. I think it's going to be called breathless in the chase and it's about my ex wife and the first line came to me and there are a whole lot of ws in the first line and i love the sound of the music of it and then i quickly realized you gotta stop that he got. That's that's enough. That's enough to play with and now and do something else. So this is the first time i've ever read this out loud for for anybody live and this is called breathless in the chase. Once i watched wales with a wife and wondered whether she would leave not because we never made love when the dives were done after all the sun was hot and the days were long and the waves like the song of the whales rocked us to sleep each night in the bed on board the boat we shared which was barely big enough for one. Can you hear me doing at the end of that. Stands with bees. What i started out doing with ws once. I watched sales with wife and wondered whether she would leave. Not because we never made love when the dives were done after all the sun was hot and the days were long and the waves like the song of the whales rocked us to sleep each night in the bed on board the boat we shared which was barely big enough for one. No i wondered at her leaving in the movement of the whales the bull the calf and the cow and how at first they'd let themselves be seen but then with hardly any movement from flipper fluke or finn. They would begin to dive or swim or disappear in any case and leave us breathless in the chase. I was the one who wind and wailed about how they always got away while she my wife would only smile and close her eyes as if to say. There's nothing that i would not give to live that life to move that way so in that poem you can see. I'm revealing the whale-watching trip. I could see in the whale watching trip that this was not gonna last. She was going to know she was going to go. And but i i you know i. I'm the one at the end of the palm. I'm the one that's whining. I'm giving her this. I read this to my current wife. She's like wow you really let her off easy. Didn't you was like. Yeah but you know what nobody wins. When you write a poem attacking your ex-wife anyway. Those are two to one last year and one just this week. That's awesome so-called taylor so much thank you. It's so awesome you and just get to talk to you. And i'm so excited for people to hear this and just like be in the i find myself in at the moment so you're going to run this. You're going to run this likely before august. Fifth yeah i think we're gonna. Let's see what's today the second hopefully let me let me let me put in one one pitch for for metaphor die which is to say which is an online event that i'm hosting at eight. Thirty eastern metaphor died which is to say has to poets to rappers and to stand up comedians all responding to the dice and we'll roll the dice. They choose a metaphor and then before they come back and offer what they've been writing. We're going to go all gonna turn to the chat screen and say all right. If you've got a line that you that you wrote drop it now and we all we're going to spend thirty seconds like reading what people put in the chat. And i'm hoping that the you know that the the the invited artists whoever competing round gonna go. Oh shit who wrote that line. And then we're gonna go and here's something you can do. I hinted at this earlier. Here's something that's zoom offers to to online reading that you can't do live and that is we can say at the top of the show. If you're the type of person who likes to participate figure out how to raise your hand digitally and put it in the upper corner and you can leave. Your hand raised for the entire ninety minutes. And if you come up with a line that the artists love and they wanna meet you. We're going to go and check to make sure that your camera is on and if your hands race we're going to invite you on screen and you will compete against them and you will be the chosen one so anybody who's interested in going. That can can register quickly for as little as a dollar just goes go can. Can i give you a link that you can here. Then the ticket the event ticket bright link will will be there and come drop a couple of lines in the chat and blow us away a lot. I love it. Well taylor i again. Thank you before i appreciate that. I hope people go check that out but also how can they get a hold of you if they want to. See more of your work and check out your stuff. There's more than you could ever possibly want on on youtube One of my favorite compliments ever to get is from parents of teenagers. Who say i have not spoken a full set. My my daughter has not spoken full sentence to me in eighteen months but she just came to me and said you've got to see this poem and we watched your video and we spent night. You know two hours watching your videos on youtube so thank you for that. So search taylor molly. Molly spelled like the african country. And they're gonna people are going to see that printed and taylor. Mali dot com my website. And you can follow me on twitter things like that. It's all the usual ways. Tanner molly thanks so much for.
"mali" Discussed on OnEducation
"Provide guidance. Fischbach and suggestions on halt best was assembled within the context of teaching and learning how to make video games. It also connect experts and educator bringing together existing craters and members of the sandbox game platform community wiz professional educate the sandbox community has grown into a vibrant space of one hundred plus educators. How can you get involved more to come later in the episode so so you've created a product That i'm super fascinating. And brad as you know brad has this which is you know all equally shocking and not at the same time like i mean there was like i'm completely on surprise. You created the called metaphor dice so so did talk about what metaphor dice are because they seem really frigging cool. And i'm i'm about to go buy some good good so tell tell the folks what what metaphor dice are why you created it. You know what you know what. They're all about metaphor dice or twelve dice. Four of each of three different colors red white and blue and you roll them and you arrange them. Red white and blue and the reds are all big nounce big nouns big things concepts that might need ideas things that might need a metaphor and the whites or the adjectives and the blues are the smaller nouns. And if you put them together you get an instant metaphor like here. I've got a couple setup for an event that i'm having on on thursday august fifth. The truth is a broken trophy. Your mother is a desperate wonder. What is hope. Hope is a mad drum who has not laying awake at night and listened to the beat of the drum of hope so students who say i don't know what to write about. That's a that's a legitimate. That's a legitimate Problem i don't know what to write about so this doesn't metaphor dice. Don't right the first line for you. But they give you a good idea for a first line. And it started. Because i was teaching workshop. Two thousand sixteen. I was teaching workshop. where i basically have students create a list of abstract nouns and concrete nouns and adjectives. And then i have to explain the difference between abstract now. This is a thing you can't touch. It's an idea the concept loyalty of happiness these are all abstract nouns concrete. Now is something. Humbler it smaller. It's a pencil a broken pencil. and then the adjectives. They all get that. And you pick one from each column and there's a metaphor that maybe you want to explore. And i came upon this girl and i said why aren't you want you getting involved in the in the workshop. And i'm just i'm just a poet from brooklyn i'm the i'm the ponytailed. I used to have a ponytail. The ponytail poet from brooklyn. Come into wherever. I'm been invited to be the guest speaker and some students think if i can just like tough my way through this hour then i'll go back to my regular class and i don't have to do this. This girl was like. I don't wanna do this and i said what's wrong. She said i'm really more of a math science person and i i taught math. I taught math. And i say well. That's okay and i don't know where i came up with this but i said a metaphor is really just an equation between a big thing in a small thing. It's a way of saying this equals that at least for the length of this palm. For instance pick three words from the board and she said my father broken mirror. I was like okay. My father is your father still alive. She's like i don't know maybe it's like okay so does feel better to say. My father was a broken mirror. She's like yeah. I said okay. My father was a broken mirror. Nobody would think you meant that. Literally right you meet a figurative expression. That's a metaphor. He wasn't really a broken mirror but he was like a broken mirror. And so your job is to explain how that was true and she said i can do that so i said i'll come back in five minutes use the expression which is to say and so i came back and this is as close as to what she wrote as i can remember. I'm plagiarizing now. My father is a broken mirror which is to say he's been shattered into a thousand pieces. He's hard to hold without cutting yourself. My mother says he is seven years of bad luck. But even in the smallest pieces i can still recognize my own reflection now. You asked you asked. When have i ever own my goodness. You've got it that was that was one of those moments. Why so that is amazing. She said what do i need to do to turn that into a poem. I said nothing. That is apoel already. And i left that class thinking i got to if only there were a way to get more students to that point without having to spend twenty five minutes explaining the difference between a concrete in an abstract. And that's how. I came up with metaphor dice. So it's twelve days and twenty four reds twenty twenty four different reds whites and blues so the total number of unique metaphors is twenty four to the third power which is like thirteen thousand. Eight hundred twenty four in one box and it's just sort of blows writers read block out of the water and You know some are good. Some are not and you But you you have a metaphor that might spark you to to to write something that you wouldn't have otherwise take. Teachers need to take note that those those would be a cool. Cool classroom the classrooms. I've used them heartily johnson awesome. I've used them in classes. I've also used them in writing sessions. When i was doing in a raimondo stuff so with other adult writers. I've used them all the time. I would take the sets and i'd give like little small groups three of were beach type of dice. But i also like. I think there's something i think. Elementary teachers understand this. But there's something about the physical. Metaphor is the opposite of physical to me but then physically having the dice and then rolling them and i have to tell this because it's all the things my podcast created before i got to on the probably. The quintessential moment is the fifteen minutes that i spent writing poetry. Was taylor. mali and i was. You might have heard it on the audio..
"mali" Discussed on OnEducation
"Of my room. There is a map of own. My god and he sits down and i said why did you stop. And he said and these are literally his words. Wasn't i screaming. Didn't i sound stupid. And i said to the class. Raise your hand if you think bobby was screaming and sounded stupid and no one. Except for bobby's best friend. Raise their hand because the truth is when you are speaking poetry in the appropriate voice and i don't mean the sing song equality that people get into in the late nineties when they are reading their poetry but when you are simply wanting the words that you have spent so much time perfecting to take center stage the way that you as the author take a step back is to be loud slow and clear so loud that you think you are screaming so slow that you think people are going to say get on with it get on with it and so clear that you think people are going to be annoyed with your best pronunciation but they never are so part of what. I'm teaching note that that just does not come to anybody. So i've never listened to anybody perform and say. Oh my god you are. You are the next thing. Maybe that's coming. Maybe that's coming. But i'll tell you what i have often witnessed and this is great is when a student is afraid to have their classmates read a line because they feel like they've revealed a little too much of themselves I teach a teacher based on a poem by former. us poet. Laureate ted cooter k. o. s. e. r. And it's called abandoned farmhouse and he walks around by the the persona walks around an abandoned farmhouse and let's the objects of around him. Speak to to to sort of give you clues of who lived there and so i have the students write a poem like this themselves like go to your room and pick ten things. What do these things to say about you. So they come into class one day. And i collect the poems and i give them to my assistant. I had an assistant and the assistant was supposed to go outside in the hallway and pick three that we were gonna workshop in class and the rest. They all know that that. If you don't get your poem chosen to get a workshop in class. I will give it a good good response at night so you win either way. So as as i send all the palms out with. Aj my assistant. This kid toepfer comes up and says miss. I don't i just don't think my i don't think it's ready. Like what are you trying to say he said. I don't want my poem to be chosen to be workshops. And i said that's out of my. It sucks to be you. I gave the poems to say. He's going to be the one to choose all right. So i take them through a writing workshop at the end of the a little reading exercise to begin the morning. Aj comes in and says toepfer or definitely doing yours. Toepfer hangs his head with what he is sure. He's an easy task grade boy and he's sure that this is the end of his life and he the line that he didn't want his classmates to here was this as far as i remember the half drunk bottle of whiskey in the lowest drawer of his desk says that he is not the good boy. His parents think he is and there was a pow. Qabail can a gas can a gas be palpable. There was appreciable gasp from the audio from the from the rest of the class as they realized. Oh my god that was everybody's favorite line and this one girl said. I didn't know we could write about things that were important house like. Oh my god. Have i not been doing my job right absolutely. You should be writing about things that are important. So i wanna say you said what do i. What do i tell people. I tell people to write a poem. Write me lines. That begin with the line. You should probably know like for me. The confessional poetry that i write you can always hear the poet saying you should probably know this. I should probably tell you that the half drunk bottle of whiskey in the bottom of my closet tour a my desk drawer. Says he is not that good boys. Parents think you should be writing stuff that is important and it's about revealing. I have this theory of poetics that i've never quite. I should write an essay about this. But i call it. The revealing theory and that reading upon involves four steps the first to reveal. You need to reveal something about yourself. and then you need to revile in it like defined be disgusted beat disgusted by what you just revealed and then flip the script and revel in it and change note. You know what you know what. That's that's what. I thought that's who i am. I'm going to revel in it instead of revile in it. And then lastly you put a new veil over you sort of reveal it so a lot of the poems that i write aren't excavating an embarrassing truth. And then and then putting a new a new veil on it. Hope that your question building. This virtual community of educators who share interests in guinea sign and teaching new skills. We will use these face to connect collaborate innovate with socks that sebastian bourget. He's the co founder and chief operating officer at the sandbox. He's coming here to.
"mali" Discussed on OnEducation
"Welcome to the podcast. Everyone guests this week. I personally feel needs no real introduction. He is a spoken word. Poet educator ted speaker author of one of only three books in my entire life that has ever made me cry inventor and just a generally awesome guy. He is the one and only what teachers taylor mali. How's it going. It's wonderful thank you so thank you for so thank you. So thank you for having me i. I tend to if i make a mistake. I just doubled down on that mistake. So thank you so. Thank you for having me so this is this is exciting Brand i've talked about it a couple of times and we talked about it off air. But it's we're telling the story a little bit anyways that when you were on brad's previous podcast. And i saw that you were on. Brad's previous podcast. 'cause i you know you pay attention to kinda who folks have on on their podcast and south and i was like god damn it got is yet because i was so jealous I i'm a huge fan. I off and and i'm i'm so happy to attack. Have you know brad year. So the brad could then connect this is this is all. It's all coming together. The master plan is working. Only real reason. I'm here and i'm a- am i was. I was a guest on your podcast brad. Because you kind of asked nicely it was. It was a lot of effort. I really chased you down for like really longtime i sent you a dm and you said yes that was that was pretty much it finding only known it was that easy. You wouldn't have had with him to be your co host. Right so so taylor. I'm curious about the different. We've just seventeen months still going through this pandemic were were certainly in the united states you're experiencing you know a massive fourth wave so it doesn't look like it's going away anytime real soon unfortunately we're experiencing a small much smaller wave our vaccine rates in canada quite a bit higher But still you know seeing an upward trend. And so you know you're you're you're stock in trade was traveling a lot and and you know Speaking at events and doing sessions a lot of live teaching on how to do do poetry. And now you're doing or head done in the past. You know things like these. Little facebook live events. Where you're you're reading for thirty forty people right. So i'm i'm curious. What's the difference between connecting with audience. Members live that connection that you make. Because i think that that's probably a big part of doing. These live poetry readings and connecting with people online you performing for crowds of hundreds at a conference or an event or in a bar in a in a venue to talking to thirty people on camera on facebook. We know it's possible to make connections online. I mean a lot of my You know good friends I'm deeply connected with and spend virtually all my time with them online. How different does that feel to you. And what has been your experience. The last seventeen months trying to foster those connections. Well i'm a spoken word poet right so i'm not just a. I'm not just a poet. I'm not somebody who makes his living. Just writing about the the moon. I also i also take these poems and i and i present them like i. I went to drama school. Our study with the rotc in oxford for a summer. And i'm a sort of a frustrated actor. Jeremy irons come to speak to us. and say for god sakes. If there's anything else that you can do besides becoming an actor do it. And i thought i could well. I've always wanted to be a poet. So if he says being an actress too hard. I've got poetry to fall back on. That's not quite how it worked. I was a was a. I was a teacher for many years in between but my i feel like my my my bread and butter is that i make poetry come alive before a live audience and that's a little bit awkward when they're you know you don't have live audiences so there's there's a different skill set to master. Now you're going to be you're going to be releasing this as a podcast but you use the platform. We're recording this on a platform called squad cast so the three of us can see each other on a on a on the screen and and i know that mike. What i'm this is this is. This is gonna be weird for your for your listeners. But mike this is looking at you and brad. This has me looking at you. But if i'm if i knew that you were performing this using the video then i spend the entire time looking there right. You notice the difference of me looking at the tiny little camera and not like. Do you know you know the difference when you get a selfie from somebody when you can tell that they are They've progressed beyond selfie one. Oh one most selfish. You can sense in. The person's is that they're looking at themselves in the monitor. They're not looking at the at the lens of the camera. Selfie advanced. selfie technology is when you Is when you count one two three and then you look away like i didn't take this. Selfie this is this is me looking cute off to the side when in fact two seconds before that you had been looking right probably not even off game right right right so i mean there to answer the question. You didn't quite ask we've all been learning how to do zoom and other another other platforms and and there are a couple of things that i like about. Online readings for instance. I read to a lot of schools. That i wouldn't have been able to off. They wouldn't have been able to afford me or i just. I wouldn't have gotten there so there were a couple of schools in upstate. New york in the beginning days of the of the quarantine. My my wife. My kids and i escaped to to From brooklyn where. I live and where i'm talking to you now Up to connecticut in litchfield county where my parents built a house inside of a two hundred year old barn in nineteen sixty nine and we just went going there for summers and weekends and there was nobody there you know it was mid march and there was nobody nobody there and so we We we escaped from brooklyn just as like right before the new york times published an article. About how new yorkers are spreading the virus by leaving new york and we we were part of that wave of people who were just fleeing the city before anybody knew really what was going on. We spent seventy one days in a straight in this in this big old barn in industrial county. Where i where. I haven't spent that much time straight since. Probably since i was fifteen know because when i got six when i was sixteen. I got my driver's lessons. Senator didn't have to stay. There could go visit friends in massachusetts. And so but i. I did a taught a workshop at this Small school in upstate. New york. And i i never would have gotten there and so i've done a lot of readings for places i would never get too and that's wonderful that's wonderful but but the over to answer the the main thrust of your question it's horrible. It's horrible i. I missed the connection. Missed the connection. That i get when i'm performing in front of an audience and there are certain lines in certain of my poems one of my one of my sort of my most empathetic poem about teaching is what teachers make But there's another one of my poems about teaching that is sort of an anthem and it's called miracle workers sunday nights. I lie in bed awake as all teachers do and wait for sleep.
"mali" Discussed on Read Between the Lines
"Welcome to read between the lines book. Podcast i'm your host mali's out baynes damage. Newton therapy were there. How are you today. Thanks so much for having me on molly. Thanks for coming on. I can't wait to talk about your book so you tell me about it. So my new book is coming out. Next next tuesday on the thirteenth. In it's called faking realities. This is my fourth way book. my third contemporary. Why a book. My second book with tortilla and my first book that required a power tool research. So can you tell me a little bit more about the blood. I want to talk to you about this or research. We'll be sure so for people who are trying to decide what they like to read. I like to say faking. Reality is like the eighties movie. Some kind of wonderful needs. Karen mcdowell's just click. So it's a girl who has been on her family's hdtv show since literally the day she was born and he's grown up in the spotlight but now that the store these the now. The thieves tv show is coming to an end. She's really struggling with who she is outside of the spotlight and what she wants to bring forward with her in this next life and what she wants to leave behind so that's her that's the bigger plot of the who am i. And what is my identity. And then of course. This is a romance. I wanted to give her a boy who happens to be her bedspread and they've been best friends for forever and her feelings change for him and that idea for anybody who's ever fall in love with their best friends like do you tell them. Do you not tell them. Because there's a lot at stake so you could potentially not only get rejected but then lose your best friend on top of it. So that idea of what you do when you can't be in the french zone anymore
Thirteen Peacekeepers Wounded, Six Soldiers Killed in Mali Militant Attacks
"In Mali when Islamist insurgency has claimed thousands of military and civilian lives. Six million soldiers were killed on Friday in a raid on a military outpost in Bani in the center of the country. Further North 13 U. N peacekeepers, 12 Germans and one Belgian were injured in a car bomb attack. The Canadian
West African Bloc Suspends Mali Over Coup
"Leaders of the West African grouping Echo Watts have suspended Molly's membership from the block following last week's military coup, the second in nine months. Gardeners Foreign Minister Shirley A Yorker Bunch Way, told reporters that the block has called on Marley to nominate a new civilian prime minister immediately. To adhere to an 18 month transition period and to hold presidential elections next February. She said The decision of the group was twofold. To suspend Molly from Echo us, but at the same time work with a course to ensure that the transition is on track towards And gold, which is to return the people of money to democratic rule.
Call for Release of Mali Leaders After 'Attempted Coup'
"The un secretary general's expressed his deep concern over the arrest of top. Civilian members of mali's transitional government including the president and prime minister called for their unconditional release guitarist at his special representative in the region was working closely with the regional. economic community. Echoes the african union and others which is supporting the transition following last august's military coup that the mission in malaya manila joined international partners monitoring the faltering transition in condemning. Monday's attempted coup which was sparked by the minister's decision to appoint new government members. They demanded their immediate. And unconditional release in stressed those military elements responsible for detaining. Civilian leaders will be held personally responsible for their safety. Statement reiterated the international community's firm support for the transition and called on leaders to stay on schedule for a return to civilian rule
Military in Mali Detains Country’s Top Officials
"Junta seized power in a coup nine months ago in the West African nation. For years, U. N. Peacekeepers and French troops have been battling Islamic extremists in the country. I'm Tim McGuire, Pape e news. Thank you for listening to the AP
French Reporter Kidnapped by Jihadi Rebels in Northern Mali
"The video has been released showing a French journalist saying that he has been kidnapped by an al Qaida linked group in northern Mali the head of the Africa desk for Reporters Without Borders all know full game confirmed that journalist alleviate to what had been kidnapped on April the eighth while working a money's no the city of cal we have a reason to to to believe and the worst and I unfortunately and there is a fair chance is set to he was indeed kidnapped by December Hungary do Paul confirms in the video that he was kidnapped by the al Qaeda linked group Jay and I am for okay has appeal to French and Malian authorities to help police him well calling on the authorities to do everything they can the French foreign ministry confirmed his disappearance saying they're in touch with his family and Maddie and authorities I'm Karen Thomas
Record 29 Million in the Sahel in Need of Humanitarian Assistance
"That almost 30 million people in this a hell are in urgent Need of assistance? Yes, that's a rise of five million in just one year. Suffering is driven in large passed by ongoing Islamist violence. The newsroom's Peter Coffin told me more The hell is this broad stretch of West and Central Africa just south of the Sahara Desert. This statement by the U. N and some international charities has specifically mentioned Burkina Fasso, Chad, Mali, Neige and parts of Cameroon and Nigeria, and it said there are now a record 29 million people across those six countries who need humanitarian aid. 14 million are living at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity, and included in that are an estimated 1.6 million Children experiencing severe malnutrition. Now that's a hell already faces challenges to food production. It's a new, arid place. The Sahara is expanding. But as you mentioned, the U. N has said that violence is really driving the increase in hunger. We know that governments in the region have been battling Islamist militias for the past decade. There are parts of the region under militant control. Just last week, we reported the Chad's president died leading his army against one of these groups, and in the past 24 hours, we've learned that a pair of Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen were killed in Burkina Fasso. But the U. N says it's civilians who really bear the brunt of the fighting. You have those numbers
Niger govt confirms 137 dead in village attacks near Mali
"More than one hundred thirty people have been killed in a shooting attack in the African country of needs share the government of new shares says it was gunmen on motorcycles that launched the attacks on a series of villages near the border with Mali officials are calling this the deadliest violence to strike the African country in recent memory scores of victims have been gunned down violent attacks have been on the rise in the weeks following the election of new shares new president Muhammad buzz soon need share Mali and neighboring Burkina falso are battling the spread of deadly extremist violence which includes the Islamic state group and al Qaida hi Jackie Quinn
How France can avoid a “forever war” in the Sahel
"In twenty thirteen fronts sent soldiers to marley to stop jihadist advance seven years later and more than five thousand troops are still there in the region and despite their intervention twenty twenty was the deadliest year since the crisis began in the region known as a suhel avast sweep of land south of the sahara. So what is going wrong with the strategy of the so-called g five the group of five suhel countries became a facile. Mali mauritania initia- and chad. And of course a fronts will tell us more. I'm joined by the journalist and researcher in west africa and the sahel region. Pull me good morning pool. Good to have you with us. Good morning just explained to us how we've got to this state of did crisis what i think. We have to distinguish two things back in two thousand thirteen The jihad is already taken over the north of mali and they were launching a fresh push southwards and they had got down as far as the capital. Bamako that would have threatened security instability right across africa so the initial french intervention which was actually sent by Emmanuel macron predecessor. Phosphor alone which remember him that that may give you a sense of how far back in time. This was that was an almost conventional military intervention and it ended the jihadist the towns across the mouth of molly and remove that immediate threat but as so often in these situations a conventional conflict benefit of fragmented into more widespread terrorism localized attacks and some general instability. And that is much much harder to tackle. And you can't do it just with military means and so there's been a huge effort over really substantial seven years now as you mentioned to try and bring stability to the region but it's it's particularly difficult because you don't just have a ideology ideological jihadism if you're like fighting a terrorist war against a perceived international influence against the secular nature nature of these west african states. But you also have That mixed up with all sorts of local tensions and grievances For example between groups who depend on animal hooding and people who have commas and this is in this region the suhel which is just south of the sahara so it subjected to climate change water land grazing or in short supply. Population is rising rapidly. But the jobs aren't there to keep pace so you've got all her social and economic factors as well and that that's what's made it such a difficult challenge to bring this crisis under control but probably the most intense. The most dangerous situation was in the second. Half of twenty and nineteen when an armed group in eastern mali cooled islamic group in the greatest sahara pledging affiliation to die ish in the middle east staged a series of really very very bloody attack saw malia ninja army garrisons and the french also suffered heavy losses. And after that in january of last year there was a sort of strategic rethinking if you like and the decision to focus the military effort on them and to try and get up a stronger development have heard an peacemaking effort in other parts of the region sent. We have seen some progress since then
RADCast Outdoors Episode #37: Al Lindner Discusses Faith, Family and Fishing - burst 01
"On this episode of red cast outdoors we sit down with legendary fishermen of famer and co founder of in fisherman lindy equipment co owner of lender media. Al lindor course. Everybody knows al from his days on in fisherman and has seen him on a number of different tv shows including the angling edge and on this episode of rod cast outdoors. We sit down. We visit with him about a number of different topics including fishing family. Fame his faith and of course. What are his favorite things to fish for to this day. We hope you'll sit down. Relax and enjoy this episode of raw cast outdoors. Sean rad cast is on hunting fishing and everything in between this is red cast outdoor from the borders ten cast studio here david merrill and patrick edwards again outlets gay debut on the program. I do wanna a quick shout out the ending curdle cousin for helping. Set this up with al this kind of a big deal. thanks dante. yeah so really. Appreciate danny and I'll just want to welcome you to the shell. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with this on a podcast for a little bit and looking forward to nothing makes me happier than a cold in minnesota. If i can't be out fishing. I should be talking about the. It'd be well below zero tonight. So that's probably one of the big motivations for patrick and i to start this podcast. We both have young families. And we're both avidly into the outdoors whether it's fishing hunting or of both. So that's our goal is to You know recruit new new anglers and new hunters to the to the outdoors around. The timing is really appropriate for unit. We've got a whole new. Recruitment a coming in because the cold or sport is never seen before experience in the outdoors and they need our need some guidance. in cases do you know respect the resource in S an important part of what's happening now with these whole. Nobody's covering it. Yeah it's it's been fun to watch you over the years. 'cause you you've really helped kind of teach everybody about that and i know as a kid. I always look forward to outdoor life coming in the mail and also in fisherman magazine because that was that was kind of the thing was you know i wanted to learn more about fishing and growing up in cheyenne wyoming. It was like a dead zone fishing. I mean there's there's really not much closer unless you're going to drive like two hours to glendow three and a half hours to seminal five hours to voice in like you just forget about it. There's just nothing there so you're talking about teaching people. I was reading that as much as could. Because i knew when i went. I had to really capitalize on those trips and sell ob. You've done amazing job about that. And i just wanted to know if you could just share some tips with us you know. What's what's in key strategies of getting kids and just other anglers out on the water. What are some good strategies and tips number one number one. Make sure you take him when you can get a bit people. I i mean i can't old is powered pork edges especially with the younger ones. That have a short attention. Spans inter is critical. That baba's going down or something pulling on the end of that line and Are that's one in even with a new adults and we have a lot of those coming into the sport now that have never fished before and yes. They have patients where the young people don't however their patients will wane after one or two trips without getting up by. It's the biggest hinderance that i've seen to our sport and your people neck key is getting a bit a bike. Too late that fire they gotta catch something and You don't wanna take him out in this herbal weather conditions yet the weather good into everything your power to make sure that they get back in there and the reason people fish in continue to fish is they had a good experience and a good experience is something pulling on the end that the wire gets really the reason you're out there. That's what motivates people is the miracle of of this. It is amazing to me. My entire life in this business to see would fish can do this change. Somebody's like yeah. Yeah you know a kid sitting under edging blue gills and all of a sudden nowhere. A two pound bass runs out reminders. That back and grabs your bank. You never had. You're catching a six inch blue gills and having a ball in this best is your hook break where your life forever somebody had never muskie fish. You know they heard something about it. They're they're going out with somebody that knows something about all of a sudden next to the boat. This monster opens his mouth bites on. It's an image yet burns into your into your spirit that change. It never goes away. That's what likes to fire in this sport. And here's why it's so important. That that their two n into good weather to do it in your. That's the key is to get get a matching get a matching get them and then if they're really young after three hours to think to run into live whether you get a few fish rockets there fascinated with fish bouncing around in a live That's the key really. Is the key to keep them motivated. Keep them fishing kit. In a short period of time you know and again with the adult young person after after you know you get them out for two trips. Third time Yeah you're going to say you want to go fishing or meet today too bad experiences them. They're gonna go bad back in play video games. Interests will beer so al. I was fortunate enough to grow up near salt water and my dad in the pacific northwest. We did a lot of salmon and halibut and deep sea and i got introduced very young to fishing. We actually just had a podcast with my dad on talking about starting that fire that you're talking about i'm curious who was the fishing mentor in your life. The person that got you hooked on fishing. Actually my my brother and years my senior and He he took me every weapon time. I was a little kid. Yeah you know. He's seen a bring cash and he shared that he said there was something about it from the time you were little. You're obsessed with fish and fishing and he nurtured that he actually nurtured that dad dad in him being older than i am a yeah you know. He kind of took me under his wing and I had some really good experiences in those years. One of them that that really fed my passion for fishing was my mother and this is kind of strange but a share. That story with you. My brother obviously loved to fish. Yeah yeah you know so. He took me everywhere. Everywhere we go. We fished all pans and lakes and creeks and rivers and between chicago and milwaukee. And there's many of them and we're at every moment we could go go go. He'd be a good way he he took me took me took me My mother really liked to fish and She's seen you know people would ask me at a young age. What do you go to a christmas. Gathering family or friends like this and say l. conference. Yeah what are you do when you grow up bowl recovered. I'm living fishing going to a look at you. Oh okay yeah you don't blow it off my mercury. She she under the guy a brother with it she she at christmas time or birthdays or special event every time all my christmas presents and gifts were the latest greatest fishing tackle in the industry whether it was a ride or real allure magazines books. Anything that that that she fed bed it and never said that's a dumb guy you can make a living in the fishing industry. Yeah you know especially at that time you know that many years ago yeah you know and the only thing you again you know. You had tackle manufacturers at outdoor writers that At that time. What are the inspiring outdoor writers to me as a kid was jason lucas. He wrote for sports afield at that time. And he he wrote a book called lucas on bass and becky. I read it a dozen tanks. That and marked every page variances burned it into i mike and that. So yeah you know. It's experiences like that Then television every member. I n nears our tv tv fishing business. The first one His name was geared about gaddis. The flying fisherman he was the first one hit syndicated television fish and chips and he'd tried different locations all over the country and sheriff is fishing. Experience get out get it and then and then that led diverge award. That was the true Championship fishing and he was the one. Got my fire to get into the fishing industry in do a television show in the business ahead He was here in my hometown. In brainerd minnesota yet We're starting lindy deco company and His producer His name was j jadwin. He gave us a call at the office. What day and he says i am not. I would perjure war championship patient. We've been in the area for three days or even how we went into a well. I want you ask buster and can you help they understand you know the lakes. You're really good bishop. And everybody says go while alkyl corral. You aren't one so says you do show absolutely. We went out and we got a phenomenal show. Shot for hours to get everything done. He's all happy he took off and went back through missouri. And we finished. My brother looks at me at night. We're talking he's internet. Does your television show and talk about the lures that he manufactures. So you know we could do that. We got into. Why don't we start at television fishing. Show and helpless guess what little fire in pakistan. Tv channels that was would but a camera. That's what camera in my brother. Learned how to use it. And how to splice taped together at your rewind these stories and how you get into the game and enter the fishing industry and enter the sport different aspects that are available. All you get these different stories from everybody that that has been there enough to make a living business. But i'll go back to what i say just a little bit. Herb just amazes me. What a fish. A fish do to change. Somebody's stunning to me. How it happens all the time when experience would have been in. Just bam young know. You're right this change. Yeah i agree. It's it's an amazing experience. I i remember catching fish when i was little and how it lit my fire and again i. I promise that i would do this on the podcast. And i hope it's not lost because i you hear this stuff a lot but my friend. Seth ewing who lives in northern idaho and myself we we grew up. Just eating up your your shows and Magazine and and it really did benefit both of us. He's he's an incredible fly fisherman and he he learned a lot from your fly-fishing video that she goes put out with dollberg and You know and i. I love the small mouth and the walleye in those kinds of species and so it's just one of those things where i i hope it's not lost on you when you hear say you know. Thank you so much for doing all of that because it really did inspire a lot of people across the united states in the world To go out and fish to take other people fishing which i think is really cool one of the things that i always enjoyed and my dad and i always enjoyed watching. Fish was just the joy on your face. You were always you know chuckling and laughing and having a great time and we were just living vicariously through you as the wind. Blew about seventy miles an hour through cheyenne. But i mean it's it's just it. It really did make a big difference. And i do want to. I want to ask about this because this is really important to david. Ni- we we both have little kids and we take them out fishing hunting different activities. And you know you have kids of your own. And and i know. He's very influential and big into the fishing businesses. Well but can you talk a little bit about what that was like raising your kids to be fishermen but also you know kind of raising them during that time that you know you're just so busy and you got all these things on with the with the fishing world and the fame that you had going on. How did you manage all those things and still make it a great experience for your kids. They grew up in the business. they did. There's not all all seven right here except in children. I've got two boys all of the kids. even girls. Three of his kids are girls. They all served in the business wing. Some of your friends. At the time we started lindy dako copier reports sinkers learning advertised snow. Rapper mind cars. Were exposed to the business is a family run. I mean all their life you know and they grew up in many different fields yet. You know it other things. But-but-but number stayed in the business in our in the business today like jim. dna billing and mesa troy. Yeah you know and and my daughter niece who worked as a pr rest. For many many years fishermen still welts me A right right material and press releases and things like that you with the gifted in that area but they grew up in the business thing. Yeah and and that way you were able to spend time together so they understood it. They understand the crab and the things that this life style. If you went to make a living a good comfortable living in deficient indiscreet. I don't hurt my myself and i know many people that you and i do not that then ended the business row ripley. Welcome rarities Actor to it these days. It's a lifestyle business that you want to get into anything cup. Lack of time it is. It isn't in ninth the fact you you know you eat sleep twenty four hours or so you go to bed at night thinking in still today at the. That's been in this my life. There is not one and go. That goes by that. I don't read something about fishing. Watch something about fishing. Talk to somebody about dishing. It happens all the time. Not a day goes by where some aspect of it is in touch in my life. A part of my life in My closest friends are pretty much involved in fishing industry. Right closest friends. Are that sparks your question for me. L. and that's you know i'm kinda way way beginning of this journey. I've got a small family run company but it's in the hunting outdoor space. And you know. My boys are being raised growing up when we work right. We have stuff to do. There's it's a small family run business. it's not you know. Dad goes to work at nine. And we're we're done at five and let's go do x and y but my question is long term for me. My dad took me fishing law. And now i go hunting and now. My boys are in a hunting company being raised. How did you see kind of the transition of with raising these kids. In the company in fending fishing industry they stayed on and continued to fish and still thrive as that was our was that a positive experience for them. Oh yes yeah. Yeah for a number of now. There's some of them that was not. I'll use my to poison example. My oldest son george in here in heat you shared with the. I'll give you my first experience with it. needs he. He was raised in the business. He worked in. It works wade through until they went off to college in it but he was interested in fishing gets his passion in his case. Was things that move fast snowmobiles motorbikes four wheelers dirt bikes. This is what he loved to do. Sounds like we'd get along pretty. Well do troy and the other hand off from the time. He was a little tiny kid. You could see the seat of he would be back in front of our h- house here a day and night catching frogs and just running up and down the bank catching he'd loved it from the time he was four or five years old internet. Never change he absolutely left. And i just think again. God created all slightly different with different interests and is a good thing. You had one boy in the garage tinker on motors and going faster and you had another guy you couldn't keep at the house. He was taking his fishing pole and he was to the water at four and five. Yeah in in in you and your the answer. Paracha half have respect know. I respect that. They have to be their own person in in in seek out for thinks the all that you know that those different interest levels impacted their right as they were growing up in reading some cases to to what they're doing today you know again my son toys into it in a lot of different areas of my oldest son and interestingly he he he liked even as a kid. You're living on the edge. He here you love the excitement of the snowmobile races today. He he'd get so pumped on yet in today. He's he's the paramedic he's a wilderness paramedic in he's fighting fires -fornia loves the game. You're whites. He likes ribbon on the edge to me. I like living on the salary to belated contentment. That's what i really like. And you know. I follow troy on social media and that that guy is always out doing something. And he's. he's an incredible fisherman. I mean it's it's yet it just anything anywhere any way any loves digging around in offbeat places for a coupla. He's got he's got pack whereas in no matter where he goes scurrying rats. He sees the body of water anywhere. Anything they could hold the fish he just drives up insider road. And rodney goes spacious anywhere anywhere crapping around the country with him because spent he's spent some time out west and i know he's fish some areas where i've been and it's just kinda cool to see that and i do want to ask you a question about that. Everybody has some of those favorite moments. What it was like a favorite moment for you fishing with your kids that you can recall the years ago with troy. I'll give you a. I'll give you my my oldest son that never got turned onto it and here's winter. Mistakes that make made with the there was a series the best tournament series. Starting in minnesota zillion years ago it was called the northstar bash turned into and when he was about four years old. I took an pre fishing. Mary and i got a cabin on the lake. And i took him pre fishing for that tournament with me and he had snoopy rag. You had snoopy rag. And they had to wait spinner baits. Then you know it was cool. We're up in the morning out. Who day thinking around. He's dragging this spinner baits through the water. And you know. I'm trying to catch some fish. Internet little said something. It's something from we'll get more moves out to have been great you you you hold in iraq ruled colin. He looks at me. it looks at the rad. He throws looked at me again. I got the message. You burn me out so bad. And so i think there's a balance there were so you know. My dad took me steelhead fishing. And i've i've got quite a few steelhead to my name. And if anybody out there knows steelhead there they can be finicky and tricky fish to catch i. I mean the passion for catching them is kinda gone. I've i've i've been out steelhead fishing and i've seen this in the hunting industry where you know you get some guys. That are pretty. Some prowess in are pretty successful. They take their sixteen seventeen year. Old son out. He shoots a world calibre elk and ten years later. He's he's not in elk cutting he's into fishing or snowmobiling or something else does. Ruggles images of the other side of that story would try. What are the experiences a for a number of years we as a family. A number of where we fished in tournaments in canada Rainy lake in minnesota canadian border. Another one at nor tap happened awake to work and we fish team tournaments up there and over the years that we hit fished at is a group together ranch fish with one of his sons. Jimmy and billy clubs voice fish fish together with danny. We're troy and We look forward to these these tournaments every year of up there and we won a number of them in your jimmy and in billy one. Two of back in those weeks the week caprice fishing leading into that terminated. That was the week muster sunday for fifteen years. Yeah you know it was the highlights of of our trip together with all of us as a family together and each one bus us. Everyone about when i talk to the boys inclusive of troy. Now he says that was some of the most enjoyable experiences we ever had and all of us at weren't time and other did really good way. And i did a couple of seconds and thirds internet but did win one with him in california and in went ahead and opportunity. You get fish with you. Those times that we're in those events burn memories that they talk about still in. Those chips are really important with father and a son. I know with my dad. We had an annual trip that we would take to flaming gorge and that always meant the world to me because we'd spend five or six days out on the gorge just fishing and not worrying about all the other stuff you know. The work stresses of life. And you know i had told you in an email about a trip to voice in just those kind of trips. Just make a huge difference in a young english life and death makes it something that makes them wanna come back later ended it burns into your sweet. You get so excited and then you think about it so often you think you keep revisiting that your mind. Our great great great experience. Yep absolutely and i wanted to touch on something else because we do try to help you know young new people into get into fishing and whatnot. And what are some tips that you give people when they're going to a brand new fishery and they've never been there before. What do you tell him to look for. And what are some tips that you give them. You know it's gotten a lot easier these days because of social media into local bites really. I mean you're you're you're deficient research on lake levels in what the bites been like recently. Water clarity stabilized. Image is endless. In comparison to what we had sixty years ago running through the changes that i've seen are gathering in the business of what the liberal. But you could do so much preliminary work you know. Get getting on your computer Checking out google earth. Going to local site Hunting down to let local reports. That give you an idea of what the bite is like what they're biting that. Yeah you know. Even to death preferences that stuff today is is in most cases. These areas have a very dependable week. Al outlet and that retail outlet Is a great source of information. They don't hide stuff from people they want you to have a good experience and they have fishing reports. That are done weekly. yeah you know. There's things that are posted a soon as their retail operation. So they give you the most up to date information you can possibly get and the is saves you so much time by doing a little bit of homework. So i'll you've got fish a lot of places in your lifetime. What was one of your favorite destinations. One place you wanna go go back in two at this point so far i probably one of the greatest place that i would go go bad bad and it was a family of them. Refer went to australia and We fishburne windy and we floated the rivers my wife stay. She didn't go coin with us into the jungle. And we did it three days when but ahead my two boys and We floated the river. spur morning. And we can't detonate banks and stuff and it was going through the you'd see what originally state you with. All these people would come to the river and you see these salt water again. Getting you know we're we're presented teasing experience. We we fish adequate the very typical coins When with the river for and wendy was that the guy that we're with you at a massive john bolt in. And i think if i remember would the sixty four or more on knew we weren't we took Took off at a tipping point when we went out. I don't know how many miles thirty miles or so it was in between darren new canning two oceans. Boil them your. I've never seen so many fish in my life and we got stuck his thing. We had backup quit. I don't even know we've -able experience that in there then we fish. Gt's the great barrier reef. Yeah you know a couple of days we did that tap water fishing critique keys but that was the the most probably the most memorable trip send in the boys rules enough to to remember that and enjoy and i've never been back again but never been back after us really get to do that. Sounds like a lot of fun to me It was exciting. It was really exciting. Every day was true adventure. Oh man that's one awesome thing about fishing is you know whether you're going out your back porch to your little pond or no for for me it was. We went to alaska couple times in my teenage years. Dad took us up to prince of wales island. And those you can either go on a short little ten minute trip around around the corner and fish a canal right by your house or you can go. Halfway across the globe know go to australia does. The opportunities are endless and every one of them is special in. Its own way you know in every fish. Especially it's it's all the way to work with some incredibly you state. Anglers jimmy jeremy hardcore muskie. They looked. I mean this is their fish of yeah this twelve months a year. They're they're on sites. They're always thought worst. What's what's next year. Where their plan. And what is your shoots in that. But every one of us might might bishop choices of small outbreaks. And then i'll go to a wall in allege mouth after that and i enjoy muskie fishing but not like these guys do either yet. It's their deal. And we got guys crappie fish at that looked crappie fishing nets. i'm kinda more kind of favor with troy. I like a little of everything in every case everybody in office sometimes throughout the year goes and jerks and goes a car. What would we are. We'll get a car. Pike in warning to every two to get to tax at least yet you know something different something out of the ordinary it go get some carbon in you know it. It pulled the fun to catch challenging at times. There's a lot of different ways to get him the. It's something i would not want to do every day. Like the mix it up. I like to catch your letter. What types of things. I can't do when thing. I liked the variety but i mean They're so fascinating fish. And i still in our country today in the states. Stay they you know in your up in different places the world there yet. They're big deal especially european nations. You so that's the money. It's like our best here in drives the market. And then he many cases sh- something silly in some off beatles little place in the and trial go round when i visited him. He'll take me shore fishing spots underfunded we mainly corporation jumping. You see him in the afternoon. We'll go think around for two hours or hours a year some place. He'd learned that when he was in arizona for years he went to college. There learned all the inner city rex. He didn't have the both twitter. Invent until i took down with a boat. All during breaks and classes he found every single nook and cranny at fish in and around the entire phoenix area. And believe me. There was a lot of those a lot of little pans and stuff and in and it was you. Carpeting had more more at your standard run carpet. It hit they all had best large mouth bass in your blue gill winner catfish so we just think around shore fishing nets or his wealth of bank fishing for years. He went to school there. All he did was bank fish off it back and it was just fun. I would love to do with you. Know i got the greatest in late. Greatest poison the war world my london. 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Whoever i remember watching you on the wall i video and a bass video just catching tons and tons of fish on those jigs. I had a feeling it might be jagd merick rigor and well like smaller. My mouth says big big pig. Pike some version of chicken for must be done gun with tubes. Big rubber bates. It's it's a jig gonna jk. There's a better way for all kinds of fish all the time anywhere. Get a one sti- family of bates natural leaders acted under the heading up a chick but she was a piece of red or some kind would addressing the guy if might wait if may wait. Four ounces for watering might be a one sixty four for crappie a purple mylar. Jig will work pretty good for steelhead. But i i'm preferential to to top water. Dry fly stuff. I like to see that fish commit. Come out of the water. That's just i. I did enough. You know wet. Fly fishing. That i patrick knows. We've gone on some high mountain lakes. And i just. I really liked to fool that fish to come up all the way out of the water. He's any kind of fishing for musky. Your small mop mop secure rare occasions. Pike tap water breaks. Those are fun if you wanna be consistent year round. Yeah you gotta you gotta get beneath the surface of the water. Yeah my biggest hike. Was i had a fifty three inch. Pike and this thing was was monstrous and it was lake. Naturally larry larry dahlberg and he was filming. But we're reading and got in fake cockney kakatua water are you talk about a memorable experience with that and You know where he's been everywhere to do everything. Yeah yeah you know. He's still thought at their daddy issues. Deck it was unbelievable scene and fifty three inch this. We figured it was mid thirty pounds. You know thirty five thirty eight pounds something again. Maybe it was. It was jackie gigantic for bike. That was half water. Fish birds played beat of ball. That would be. That would be a lot of fun. I now i'm like. Wow that sounds like a blast. But i wanted to change gears just a little bit One of the things that have admired you for years is that you're not afraid to talk about your faith and i think that that's very important thing and you know i want to see if he can share just a little bit about your spiritual journey and how god is played a big role in your life after the two most important parts of my life. The next year shared all all the time. It's fishing in my unity. Go hand in hand every day. Day is just part of my life. I integrated what we do with the television shows. You know the the impact that it it a try to kind of quickly for you until the time. I was thirty five years old. You know i was a person. It was not an atheist store. Nick knight that nasdaq. I probably would have favored more upper eighty s. And i don't believe anybody that spends any amount of time in the outdoors anywhere can be an atheist. I think that's an impossibility. But i had no really. I was obsessed. And i guess that's the only word i could use obsessed with fisher twenty four seven. That was all that and you know. It gets all in our businesses. Were building at that point in time and At thirty five started giving turkey in my heart to Right to spirit a guy who was just tugging in my heart. I met people that that Turned her life over to the lord. Lord that were hard party hard-drinking people that i knew a hard partier. You know when they were like a different person you night and day and he started to talk to me about about jesus guy stuff i never heard of before the enemy sound comes with a lot of people you gotta understand nothing really new number and then i started the search knowing there's life got you got your busse heart who's much of his life in in one day turned us away lord has given us percents and i says well i i can't do it myself i need help i need your direction. I'm just saying guidance. Any made a confession of faith. Like they're nice and his life and then for about two years you know i wandered around back. Studied the word guide. The bible began challenged thing to me to get through a through know little things like could this really be real. You know like so many people. It's this bible. Could this stuff really. But this this thing is is there a guide the foundation guiding coke. Jesus was the foundation. Is this thing that he really is is. He says he is to be comfortable recently. Said he did from beginning to end. Yeah you know. And i started looking at this stuff. You know one day it got out of my head arc. It was never less years. All i can say is if you truly search is real. He's there you care some words to be. It's a real experience. You know the the point he's got to get out of your head in it. You have become a part of my everyday life. I'm not ashamed for the dash. That's it openly. That's who lamb. And i can only share the experience that i hear. And how would i life. My family My outlook on business. Now look on life right back by relationship with my wife and the older. I get a clearer easier. It is for me out to be more appreciative of of my lord grayson so al. I've got a question. It's a immuno high positive this way in a as starting my own business in the outdoor industry and then walking in faith in how how has that affected you know business decisions and just in a living in the limelight and and outwardly expressing. Your faith is there. You know ever moments of doubt. I mean 'cause i in today's society and day and age is definitely not something that's widely accepted. Are you saying in here by some subject back. But what would you buy. S- i mean as far as just running a business and then walking in faith. I if you look at the marketing partners that i have every single one of a from boat motor rag reels lures lying a wreck. Chronics are the top right at the top of their field in their individual categories. Everyone of and we've been with them for many many many years. Some of them almost my entire career. And i've said in corporate boardrooms all over the country. Go going all over television space over television network and contract saying that we re mega conglomerate and never have. I had one of say anything about my confession of faith and that show it all. Most of them have said they appreciated it and go forward and one of the reasons for that is an and some of them are not people but they businesspeople and the bottom line. Is i self stuff for. That's what i still stuff on. I do my job or am i would absolutely. That's why they don't you know so it's it's a only one. Major major challenge would network. It was who was with a network and and jerry jones johnson. They want forgot about guy that that was the words that they came back came back and they said that it's interesting the way they did notification we played on this network for a number of years and this particular year correct when just the way it always hits in five weeks into the show and it was a wednesday afternoon when it got where got i got contacted by the president of networking. And he said it's gonna pull the show because you're religious stance on it. We don't believe it's we. We went network anymore. This was on a wednesday. We get i managed. They did this going to pull it if we did we. Did we read it. Every i reiterate that we think energy i get contract signed with a bunch of sponsors and i had to deliver the numbers in so we get at that show and euronet weekend in the entire re edited version. And we continue our attorneys. Said you know you've been with. They want to take the court. You can't beat it you got. You ran for five weeks already. You did this for years. They never get it. They can't do for this thing and and they talked iran in in my wife. Laura his wife's no we'll go to thorough. They don't want you. i don't i don't want to be there. they want. They want us to be pulled what they want. They wanted to be this what we did back to show to them. We make the changes in our last of the contract for the television season. We sent them with bill. They said the bill hearing on pitching to us and we sent them the bill. Bill them back or the editing changes. We have to make sent it back. I never heard from them. That i didn't pay for the network in europe. Charge them back for all of the pain and misery went back bent. So it's no legal. Nobody called us back. Matt a single thing the legal. Nobody their legal. Nobody never heard from him since well. I'm really glad that you guys you know you. Un ron have have always been good about you. Know talking to people about your faith and it's been a centerpiece of the show and one of the parts of the show. The actually look forward to a bunch is the very end when you go through whatever god lays on your heart and i really just want to say. Thank you for doing that because we need to be able to talk about these things and i. It seems like culture is trying to move in a direction where they don't want you to talk about stuff that might offend somebody. But it's like you know these are things that we should all be talking about. You know if that's part of your life that's an integral piece. You should be able to talk about it. And there's one one thought i have on that. Patrick is to speak to have speech to have thought. You risk being offensive. Right to someone. And i mean if we're just gonna walk around muzzled and mass and never have a conversation about anything i mean. I'm into big game hunting that that can be offensive. Catching fish can be offensive. So we have to push back. We have to go. They'll run over here if you don't get you know and i'm a big thing an immediate business all my life. I'm a big believer a freedom of expression freedom of speech. Even if i don't with it so am i even. If i don't agree with it you still have a right to share. I understand and i respect it. And i think that's something that people need to remember. Is that just because somebody says something. You don't like doesn't mean you have to agree with them. You can just choose not to listen to that person anymore. I mean there's there's stuff that's put out all all the time that i don't listen to and i don't want to be associated with because i don't agree with what their stance is and you know there's plenty of stuff that i do love to watch and listen to that. I do agree with people that disagree whether you should catch fish on spawning beds are not right in an argument about that or you can easily selena when you can easily get there. But but again. I i like i said i. I respect our our freedom speeches. An expression is an important thing. I've been in the media business my life all my life and in people have a right this year that i have i a right. The like to tune into a cheddar offer. Do whatever i want with it not read it. I can exercise my own decisions. I'm not gonna go in there in equality sponsors sponsor them. Because you're doing this dead. I never do. And i think that's something that needs to be heard and i'm glad that somebody i'm sure a few people here it on this podcast but what you said is very true. We don't need you know this. Cancel culture of of things that you know. Ripples need to be able to share and people need to be adults about it and mature enough to handle it and choose what they want to listen to what they don't. I mean that's it's it's really part of the backbone of what what our country was supposed to be about and Were anyway i do to change gears. Just a little A guy that's been really influential in my life on fishing is pat o'grady. I met pat. Oh man that's probably been twelve thirteen years ago. And he was getting his company started. And i jumped in and helped him out with. Pk lures and here. He had told stories about you coming out to wyoming and doing some fishing. I remember reading. In the law. ally wisdom books About seminole and a few things. So i just wondered if you could share a little bit about coming out to wyoming. Western space are so different than northern or ride scary. Yo it's a whole different world and you mentioned to you mentioned alluded earlier when they get used to is. Never any wind ever ending win in. I mean if you go if you're going to fish you better better get used to win. Better not bothering you. The rick the vote right the handle nbc and being a safe piece the piece of equipment. They handle wind in it. I don't know if you guys ever go through three straight days in a row word you calm day never. I don't think lever happen. I go to archery shoots. And i have people say well. I'm not shooting in the wind and they start playing. Oh the winds blow. And i said well you come to wyoming. If you don't shoot or hunt in the wind just don't go hunting joke. Defeat w. t where we go to the code is as an example. You look at the weather report the night before they they say the win the window. We from fifteen to twenty five. It means it's going to be forty plus asu. It'd be forty dollars. Plus that's what you're going to get the truth. Well you talk about seminar. That is one of the windiest places. I think in the lower forty eight. I mean the the wind speeds on that reservoir are ridiculous. But i'll tell you the fishing is phenomenal. How many winter they put around it. Yeah they put a lot of wind turbines that sucker for good reasons but those western reservoirs growth big fish. Hey we're trying to keep that a secret. Al off carp fish is amazing and even some very. I'm a small mountain. i love smart fishing. The small mouth world small mouth. Fishing is as popular as it's become the tournament organizations. That have the come up north and since two small fishing and a great lakes and now they're coming everywhere yet yet you know you get to experience it in tournaments Love it the small mouth. Fishery that exists. West of the mississippi river is still some of the most unexplored smart fishing in north america systems. I can't you're innocent. At west of the river or to western states many of those reservoirs got phenomenal phenomenal. Nominal bishop i. I liked to tell the story. I've told a couple of times there's a. there's a river in oregon. I won't give the name but an all out to you. We drift boat floated at one day. And i hooked sixty small mouth in a day and i got tired of jagan forum. So i put on a mouse pattern. I tied and i caught. You know half a dozen small. He's on a mouse pattern. Just throw it right against the bank and start stripping out and they'd at that river this drift boat only so motorboats in that that can be a lot of fun i mean those are their sparkling out there and some of the some of the bigger systems pick the missouri river as an example for four. You've got set at saf. You've gotta wacky a. These are massive bodies of water massive massive systems and their in in in in there. I mean the small muppet. Nobody hears coast that they won't see an angler in your role year for small. Nobody'll be their four. Pack four pack is one of the most remote fisheries. I've ever been to. And i'll tell you what they're there have got to be miles and miles of shoreline that never get fished and i mean there's massive massive in their own up in way up at that even at the dry air dry air too short that is about what forty i think. That's forty miles long. And then you've got that main arms like one hundred and sixty miles long. There's very few accesses. Oh yeah you know you're right. I remember we had a pw heat from the tournament. They're in what we we got the attention that anisimov parsons weighed in. It was kabaya. They rent way when came to brought the smart in with his bad fish. So we could wait and it was like a six three or six or this. Was that smaller. That miniature scale in your macro swarm are up in san francisco. I couldn't pull about about have to lead. Somebody's somebody structures. Just drive in his crazy ton of them in there. That's an incredible says. I said there there miles up. It is the most untouched massive untouched mama. Fishing attack. the guy goes through not to mention some of the. There's one night and forget. That warned that they bleed. I think they believe their next record. Birsh sure commander there. I can't remember to saturday with no gather some wells. Old anti yeah. There's some fantastic fisheries out here. And i know just in wyoming alone. I mean you've got a number of really good reservoirs for walleye and you know a couple for small mouth that are really significant and a whole bunch that are good for trout of various species. And of course he got flaming gorge with those humongous lake trout. And that's and that's an incredible fishery to we touched on earlier smarter and they've they've kinda taken a dive the they they think that the Burbot that made their way there. Somehow somebody moved burbot down there into that drainage from apparently around this area and They just haven't they haven't done as well they they were doing really well in the early two thousands. I used to go down there with my dad and we'd catch some up to four four and a half pounds and now it's pretty hard to find them. They're still there. They're just not in the quantity that they used to be environmentally. Then yep There's something to be said for that. You know when i grew up steelhead fishing. You'd spend a lot of hours and when you finally hook into one of those thirty forty inch fish. I mean they they take you for a ride for a while but you can fish for two three four days before you even catch one hook one hook up you go small fishing and have those fisher so dang aggressive are fun. It's fun so that's one of the beauty of them. Yeah there's a there's a little reservoir here in wyoming that kicks out you around five pound fish. Pretty regularly And i i went there with a buddy of mine one time and we are fishing. Top water thing between josh. And i we we both got probably fish apiece just fishing little poppers on the surface in it was just a lot of fun and then that thing that you talked about al that happens in wyoming happened in the wind blowing really really hard to get off their old of the gun the boat for your life. Get your your jacket on. Got what. I'll tell you that much we got wet but so what's what's next. What's in the future. What's what's you know. What do you plan on. what's coming up. What are we. Should we be watching for and getting a little long into or the age also slowing down. A little bit i mean jimmy wego muskie fishing me for four hours. I ain't gonna go in our barrett fats or two pound rubber. Big thing can happen. You're only as old as you act. Al see you know strongest kid. My body doesn't want my five. You don't want to receive that. There are things that are wearing down a little think. That's wisdom speaking to abandon. No too so. I i have to pick pick and choose a little bit a little bit more but i still loved the game. I mean know as long as i can contribute that this sport in a positive way. I'm gonna do it. i'm not gonna. i'm not going to quit. I'm not gonna retire up. Going to crack back. And i mean by cutting that i wanna do more fun fishing on the shows. Jimmy jeremy that the staff and other people we work with. I'd like to see troy get a little more involved with this stuff. These guys you pick up the ball and run every night for long enough to fund fish a little bit more by that go do some things and places a lot of bodies of water that i'd like to play around a little bit now for two hundred and a lot of people don't understand that you know when you're going fishing for the weekend without a camera crew that that can be quite pleasurable when you're going filming for an episode that can be you know when you gotta redo takes a redo when you just wanna go explore to make it happen you gotta make. It's working people don't they. They sit in their living rooms and watch that and go. Oh well they were just they. Turn the camera on and went and had a fun time. There's a lot of hours behind the scenes when the cameras work was in. And then there's a year no it's addressing a lot of times a lacking half and on hot fight fetched but then when you dress the show after that. That's when you get the underwater cameras stuff out to fit. That fit the scene where the fisher coming in in to get the right drum shots environment. Those those all add to the editing and make it a little more exciting the music tracks that that go with it. you know. Music is so subtle in you know a lot of shows don't use music because you have to pay Their cost us thirty thousand dollars a year to use a music so yeah bachelor of music track because their royalties and alma my companies right in this is our very first go. My dad and i went she putting this last fall. We hired a cameraman and we took him. And i'm learning very quickly of the shortcomings of we didn't get you know. Be roll. Shot here and this extra shot here and you know getting that underwater shot or that overhead shot that you need in. It's you know it's really hard now to recreate and get those extra shots that we need to produce the film that i wanna purdue so make a real exciting piece you back. That'd be rollers goals man just putting the actual the actual easiest park. It is actually catching deficient getting their artist on films that easy. Then you've everything else is putting it together. It's all better than that anything. Sweetening the more things you have to compliment. Show the better. It becomes the up on where we're struggling. We're stretching it as as as as we can stay but it's fun man fun. It is a lifestyle worth living. Believe me i if you if you could do it. And you find a way to get your niche in their buck doing it your sizzle lifestyle business for a lot of people if you if money is your motivation and you want to get rich. Don't come fishing industry and here's a lifestyle some of us. I mean you could make a good comfortable but if money is silicon valley and they live in that world out there if you want to be able to go out and enjoy the great outdoors and have a comfortable lifestyle. Fishing industry in hunting industry. Got a better choice. you will never regret. it couldn't couldn't goodness it better myself. I have one more question and this is a really important question. Now because on this podcast we talk a lot about recipes and we talk about food. I'm sure you eat fish i. I'm positive that because it's so darn good but is your favorite fish species to eat. And how do you like it. Prepared real simple for me. I had a free nights ago again. It's just brought up perch beer batter perch sounds pretty good to me. A can of bean beam beam some some cream corn on the sidewalk outside with it. And it's like eating better than a lobster themselves as it gets it. Sounds like there's always it's yeah it sounds like you've into edwards family dinner because that's what we do in my house the fried walleye perch and crappie and some some spicy bangs man purchased it. It they are is still. You can celebrate thinking about my wife. Exciting as getting just guys came back from a leech lake and they were a good perch. Blatancy wentz arch for your prize. Bring them over man. Yeah well that's awesome. And again i just want to say thank you again for coming on the show. We're really grateful for you. You know not just the impact on our lives and whatnot. But just i know how busy you are. And i am grateful for you taking the time to spend with us today. I really really enjoyed the opportunity guys. Like i said If they can't be fishing the next thing to do is talk about fishing. What ten below tonight. I'm enjoying. I enjoyed our time here. Today and You know another rapper. During some that you might want to get. You might get some time. You're looking for another guess. she can. She did older jim. Your jeremy better outstanding and they noted you're ready to get the truck getting some real offbeat stuff. Those guys i jimmy and his muskie fishing jeremy those guys. I'm i'm really jealous. Because out. here you know we just don't have access to purebred muskie's it's just we don't have them so i watch those guys and i watch those shows. I just sit there. And i salivate and i cry a little bit because i really wish i could be there but man. It's your fun. Watch those guys catch them. Windfall muskie by turns out. I'm telling you they get like you know that it's happening. After two pearl they get in their fall formless derise turn glassy. You can't even talk to him out space. I can appreciate that. Patrick knows win. When fall. season rolls around. David gone. david all gone but al will. I'll tell you it or if if you make it out this way we'll put you on some fish instead of just talking about some fish arabic bro. I like it man. i'm in well. God bless you and You know be safe on your travels this year and i look forward to watch and more of the winter media so i appreciate it very pretty opportunities guys everybody habitation. Thanks a lot. So i think we should keep rolling for a minute. We'll wrap this show up and do you have to tell a story about al. I'm really glad he came on the show. In my first and only time that i've al was i cast in twenty eleven and i was working on my laptop and i was up in the las vegas convention center and i was sitting on the side. Which is a huge building enormous. I'm sitting out and kind of of the way trying to find a quiet place. I get wifi and do some work for pat gradient. Pk lure so. I'm working on it. And i see this guy. Come out the come off the stairs. I see that it's outlander. And i'm like oh man that's that's all inter i wanna go say. Hi and say thank you. And so i get up and start to head that way and i kid you not. It was like a stampede. The ground shook. You know the sky got dark. There's all these people just came from every direction and kind of cut me off and you know it was like okay. you know. These guys are more important than me. These our sponsors. You know these are guys that have a vested interest in talking to al. And so i'm like i'll just wait here for a minute. I'm sure clear out. It didn't clear out. The mass massive people just got bigger and bigger and bigger and then that mass move down to where all the booths were. And i was like well. There goes my chance. Shake his hand and say thanks But w quicker next time patrick. Yes but now. He's got to spend an hour talking with him and he's he's a wonderful guy and he's made an impact on my life that you i can only just tell you guys that it meant a lot to me today to be able to talk to him when i was younger. My mom passed away. When i was fourteen and after my mom passed away one of my things that it was kind of an outlet for me was fishing just to get away clear my head get away from life and my dad. I remember one saturday. He took me down to cabela's in sidney nebraska which is about a hundred miles from cheyenne. So he went to sydney. Bought some fishing gear but we also went and we found that they had a rack of in fishman. Vhs tapes and books and so we picked up those things and brought it home. And i mean. I was in those things. Like you wouldn't believe you know on those rough winners of shan that i keep talking about you know with the wind. Cystic crappie fishing. That was there. And i don't mean the fish you know we we would watch those videos. And we'd get amped up for that next trip to the gorge to catch small mouth or that trip that we had that next year where. We just clobbered the ele- perch walleye at poison. So you know those kind of things really mean a lot to me and just al and just the way is just how he has so much. Fun has so much joy around fishing. It's just so inspiring to me and so having him on was a big deal. You know for me today so it was great but i learned that and positively right. Vate faith and fishing is what he said. But you if if you're not having fun in this industry and he really did hit the nail on the head. Yes it's it's nice to be able to get to a point. You could make a living at it. But if you wanna make money go to silicone valley go go go create the next app or whatever the next thing is you make money and live that lifestyle but you know he touched on it. He's been in the industry for longer than about anybody and he still working i. It's it's crazy. He's seventy six years old and he's still going and just definitely an inspiration to a lotta people and one of the things. I wanted to pass along as if any of you wanna try to win a trip to go fishing with al. You can actually put in for that right now if you go to. England edged dot com. Which is there lindor media fishing page. So it's angling edge dot com. You can actually enter to win a trip to go with al which i highly recommend you at least in the show notes yet. So i'll have that there and then of course go check out their website. I mean they have so much information on so many different species of fish. It's kind of mind blowing because there's just tons of it and you can order. Dvd's and a number of other things but definitely support them. They're great family. Great group of people definitely take a kid or a new person with you fishing. Pick a go. Pick mali's yeah. It'll catch some mvm. Some of these dvd's are shown. Their youtube channel for over magazine cited in fact last night before doing this stuff. I showed the kids i said. Do you wanna see who are going to have on the podcast and the kids were like. Yeah i do. And so. I pulled up youtube and just played one of their one of their walleye videos. And they're like oh man that's really cool dad and they were all excited so definitely get people inspired. Get him out there. That's the whole goal. Patrick exactly so again. Thanks everybody for listening to this podcast. It doesn't happen without support of our listeners. And david and i definitely appreciate it. We do sorry you have to listen to me some days Or for that matter so as not all there but definitely go to our website. We have shown notes. We have a lot of different episodes on tons of topics. Bears elk in wall. Is you name it. We've got a little bit of everything. And then of course you can check us out on the social media. You want to support us. Computer read cast hat. Give a half ship it to you. They're pretty cool. A pretty sharp and of course. Go out and subscribe you. Know if you're on apple podcasts or spotify or any of those places that you gave your podcast subscribe to the podcast like podcast. Pleased definitely leave us a review. Tell your friends your friends. Yeah so anyway just wanted to say thank you again again. Check us out at red. Cast outdoors dot com.
World in much better place to fight desert locust scourge UNs FAO
"It's been described as a biological time bomb the worst upsurge in decades this time last year. Swans of desert locusts started to spread across countries in the horn of africa devastating crops and people's livelihoods. Fa yours emergency campaign appealed for urgent action to avoid a looming locust plague and humanitarian crisis. Now one year on. I'll we winning the fight. I put that question to senior locust. Forecasting officer keith pressman case when we spoke a year ago or it was just as the desert locust swarms with starting to invade the horn of africa. Could you briefly sum up the events of the last you well. A lot has happened in the past year. The last time we spoke a year ago swarms or just invading kenya in the horn of africa. They're spreading through other countries in the region. And since that time now there has been several generations a breeding. So what that means is that the locust numbers had just increased further and this is mainly due to exceptionally good weather. Conditions for the locus. The the problem did not remain only in the horn of africa but last summer there is a very important threat to west africa. Fortunately that did not occur but there was an additional extension of the current upsurge in southwest asia so in countries like iran pakistan and india. Fortunately the end of the summer. I very intensive efforts of those countries. The app surge was brought under control there but it still remains in the greater horn of africa. So that means them. Kenya's mali ethiopia dan and yemen. And that's that's what we're facing now again this year. And it's very interesting because you know when we last spoke a year ago. I mentioned swarms invading kenya. Well that's what they're doing again now and they started invading kenya from the north from eastern ethiopia from central somalia. I'm just before christmas and this was predicted so similarly to what happened last year again is not a surprise. We were expecting this and are we in a better position now. Are we better place to fight the desert lucasville. Much much better. You know last year at this time. We're in a very very precarious situation. We had you know. Huge numbers of locust swarms had developed and were moving in invading countries. That had not seen logos for seventy years. You know such as kenya other countries. That was a worse situation and more than a quarter of a century. They just simply were not prepared to respond to such a large scale invasion. They weren't trained. They had no resources. I'm no vehicles no spray equipment. No pesticides no aircraft. You know no logisticians. You know all of the elements components that you need in order to invoke control campaign so we were really. Let's say trying to catch up very quickly. We had no funding you know. Let's say desperate collectively desperate. I should say and the country's nfl. We're obviously we're scrambling doing the best. We could have that time but it was not enough we had to really really upscale and that's what's been achieved so now here we are in january twenty twenty one. It means we have everything in place. Yes we do have shortages of funding to keep those operations going in. This is extremely critical. But at least we're not at the stage of having to look for aircraft or having having to order equipment from abroad and wait for it to be delivered. All of the countries have those Elements in place. The faa ledge. Emergency response has seen incredible. International support including the mobilization of funds to tackle the small towns and prevent a humanitarian crisis always succeeding in the fight against desert. Lucas that show. We are succeeding. Yes if we had not been what we've been doing for the past year we would have seen a play by now. You know swarms from west africa to india from the equator to the mediterranean. We don't see that so. I think that that's confirmation that we are succeeding. We have probably less locust swarms than we did a year ago. A doesn't mean that you know we can sit back and relax but you know. There's a lot of work to do but i think the response as you mentioned from the international community has been exceptionally good globally. A more than two point. Eight million hectares retreated and twenty twenty. And that's an extraordinary achievement. These efforts of course they've saved enormous amounts of crop production an estimated two point seven million tons of crops or save last year. That's enough you know to feed eighteen million people for an entire year. The cost of that That was saved is something around eight hundred million dollars and you put that into balance with you. Know what did it costs to save that production we received last year. One hundred and ninety four million dollars so with that investment were able to save you know eight hundred million dollars or the food in additional able to to protect and safeguard one point two million households their livelihood. It's so you know our desert. Locusts extremely devastating. Obviously the response in the pasture has been exceptionally good. And of course you have to remember. We're competing against other emergencies. Such as covid nineteen indeed twenty twenty was a particularly challenging year. What can we expect for the will. The current upsurge continuing the problem. Is that the weather. Continues to favor the locus and you know. In the past locus upsurges lukas plagues they collapse because of two factors on because of the human intervention. You know the control operations everything that. We're trying to do to reduce locus numbers and a failure in the weather at and so far we're saying the former i'm we see those upskilled control operations working very well. I mean more than twenty one aircraft or an operation in eastern africa. But we haven't seen the break in the weather. We had again an extraordinary event last month in the horn of africa. Right exactly where the locust were we had a cyclone in december. Cyclones don't occur in the horn of africa december. But this is the second year in a row where we've had that so until we see you know kind of a break in the weather. And what does that mean. It means a failure of seasonal rains essentially or very unusually cold temperatures or strange wins that might carry all the locus into the ocean and where they would paris but until we see that we still have the challenge to to manage. This locus upsurge and try to to reduce impacts on food security and people's livelihood so for this year twenty twenty one and basically from now until summertime. We need eighty million dollars and the majority of this would be spent on maintaining those essential control operations by air and by ground as well as protecting the livelihoods. That was cave craftsman. Faa's seniors locust forrcasting.
E-Ternal: New Technology and the Quest to 'Live' Forever
"While medical equipment is scattered around the house and a nurses always present lucienne cates. Home is far from depressing their close mother daughter team they tease each other and joke and mali's always providing comfort. She tends to sit on lucy's lap or bed begging for pets or scratches people baio digital legacy moment bloke. Who's going after. Kate isn't as tech savvy as her daughter and while she has an iphone and watches net flicks. She worries about managing the tech. Lucy plans to leave behind. We sat in the kitchen together sipping tea and eating doughnuts while she showed me all the photos of lucy and the rest of the family. That's cave five now teeth. Yes she was so well she still photos are what most people think about the memories that they're going to have who passes what about all of this digital like see stuff for you you're going to have this whole other body of things that lucy's written online and videos maybe it will make it easy might be one released now. Maybe in tom a will be able to look back and think. Oh no she did do a thing. It went replace kate. Skepticism made me realize that considering what those who survive us want is court all this. I also had hunch that there were some tech options out there. That might work better for her than she might think. I'd like to now. Go talk to a couple of other companies and see what they're making and see if you would be on board with either trying them or seeing if they'd work for you must be great even if i don't use those platforms but won't give me ideas and thoughts of ways can make an impact and how legacy and why the not considered thank you guys so much. It was so great to meet you. Thank you for everything we say. And i thank you so few weeks later i went where i typically go to find new tack the san francisco bay area and true silicon valley tradition. Where did i find innovator. Really thinking about this problem in his garage. Hello are you there dad. In two thousand and sixteen james host recorded twenty hours of interviews with his father who had just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. James eventually transcribed the interviews so that they would be searchable and then he used that transcript to create a chat bot that responds to messages with text audio and photos. Think of it. Like a customer service by james types inquiries on his computer and bought replies with passages from those interviews sometimes. They're accompanied by an audio clip or a photo he lovingly called it. Dad bought Did you meet mom. Mom was reversal after the rehearsal morning. So why did you ultimately decide to make that by. I wanted to make the dad. But because i wanted to have a way to get at my dad's story and has got better at the programming part of it. I started to think more and more about capturing some of his personality and his way of being in the world watch from the sky the look i love that song. I liked that one myself. Do you interact with your dad via the pretty often. It's like oh this have him sing one of his songs or tell one of his jokes and per them all before but there's something in hearing his voice. That's that's comforting was. James has experienced making dad bought. That made him wanna give everyone a similar opportunity in the fall of twenty nineteen. He started a company called hereafter. Ai
The economic recovery has been slow and uneven
"When the economic shutdowns. I happened back in march. A lot of people thought it would just last for a few weeks maybe a couple of months workers would be furloughed for a little while and then maybe we all go back to work. Of course that was nine months ago and now in a lot of states a second round of economic shutdown so started. I think we are in long. Slow slog territory. Now how does your holtz is an economist with the economic policy institute and she says one thing has become clear. This recovery is not going to be quick and clean. I think headwinds now at least until we get a vaccine. 'cause then things will shift but at this point the headwinds are really dire. How'd he says there are a few different headwinds preventing v shaped recovery for one thing. A lot of businesses are just gone. They closed their doors. When a business closes like that there are ripple effects for one thing. The people who own those businesses are likely in rough financial shape and be who worked at those businesses are also likely to be in financial hardship. And then they're all the businesses that supplied those businesses split. The bakeries butchers and farms that supplied all of the restaurants. They are all seen their own. Bottom lines get smaller and so a lot of people are just spending less money right now and all of this together translates into lower demand and heidi sure hold says in demand even a small one has a huge effect on businesses and on the economy as a whole and gasset crowding right now because the man is low that means businesses see come up in their demand for goods and services so businesses need fewer workers businesses. See lower profits. It's it actually hurts. Everyone part molly moon has been able to rehire all of the ninety eight workers. She's laid off including her dad but even so most of them are now just working halftime or just way fewer hours than they did before the pandemic which means they're also earning a lot less. They're making about twenty five percent less. It's a lot less. Yeah when you live in seattle and a studio apartment is sixteen hundred dollars and you make eighteen dollars an hour. Which is our minimum. You can't really give up twenty five percent of that. I have a few single moms. That worked for me. That i just i wake up thinking about these women and i fall asleep thinking about them just like your says a lot of the people who still have their jobs have also seen their financial situations. Change technically mali's workers are lucky. They have a job. They have benefits but it does not mean. They're in the same situation. They were in back in january. Molly has zoom coffee date with different employee each day and she says everyone is always really kind in grateful on those coffee dates. But she's worried about what they're not telling her. You know people are proud and tough and resilient so to me who they know is working hard for them and cares about them. They're saying i'll be okay. But then i also know that those same people are e mailing our human resources email address for groceries support and we have a fund. Where if you email ask no questions asked. We will send you one hundred dollars gift card to safeway grocery store right now though. It seems like there's actually a light at the end of the tunnel inspite of winter and the current surge cova cases. We also have some vaccines now and those should be available to the public soon after that. A lot of economists including say a lot of economic activity will bounce back. We can start going back to offices and restaurants and bars and malls and ice cream shops there least for some businesses bounce. Back might prove to be too optimistic. Molly says she spends a lot of time these days looking at her financial projections and even in the very best case scenarios with a vaccine being available really soon people able to dine in. It doesn't look anything like a v shaped recovery. I don't have a financial model. That shows us back at two thousand nineteen sales until twenty twenty three. So i think you know it's it is not going to be a light switch. It's gonna be like a slow not even very steep uphill climb back to normal and this could be the case for the rest of the economy in fact the us federal reserve's projections are not much better than mali's. The central bank does not expect unemployment to be backed down to twenty nineteen levels until at least twenty twenty three and maybe not until later than that in the meantime molly moon is doubling down. She's just ordered a bunch of really nice outdoor furniture and heaters and umbrellas for her shops. She wants to create little patio areas. Where people can escape the rainy seattle winter and enjoy a dish of
The Molly Bish Case
"Molly bish was born on august. Second nineteen eighty three to parents. John bish senior a probation officer and magi bish an elementary school teacher in her early childhood. Molly her parents and her siblings. Heather and john junior lived in detroit michigan but when a young woman was abducted in their neighborhood while walking home from work and was later found murdered. They decided to move the bish family left detroit and moved to warn massachusetts a small community which they thought would be a much safer place to raise children in the summer of two thousand molly. Bish was a bright and well liked sixteen year old honor student and accomplished athlete and she was about to start her first job. Molly began work as a lifeguard at commons pond. A local man made swimming area surrounded by a forest. Her older brother john junior had been a lifeguard there and molly took over his position on the morning of june twenty seventh two thousand at nine. Am molly woke too bad news. One of her soccer team mates had been hit by a car while biking to work and was in critical condition. Molly was worried and upset but she had only been on the job for eight days and it was the first day of swim lessons at the pond. Somali decided that she go to work. Molly and her mother maggie headed out to commons pond. At nine fifty. Am they stopped by convenience store to pick up some water bottles their next stop. Was the police station where they picked up the required two way radio. This was necessary as there were no telephones at commons pond. The radio was the only way for the lifeguards to contact police or emergency assistance. If someone needed help just before ten. Am they arrived at the pond. Molly told her mother that she loved her left the car and made her way to her lifeguard post. Just before the first swimmers of the day arrived as the first people started to arrive at the pond. A mother noticed that there was no lifeguard on duty. When she approached mali's station she found her backpack a towel draped on the chair her whistle her sandals and the first aid kit which was open assuming that molly had wandered off with her friends and with swimming lessons having started. The mother sat in the lifeguards. Chair and assumed mali's duties for the rest of the lesson. She then informed the parks. Commissioner and mali's boss and that there was no lifeguard on duty at eleven forty four. Am when molly hadn't returned. Ed coke police. It had been just three hours since she dropped off her daughter at work. When molly's mother maggie received the phone call. She then called molly's sister heather and they rushed to the police station at first. The warren police department didn't take the incident seriously believing that the teenager had ditched work to hang out with her friends. They thought that molly was probably just upset about her teammate. Being hurt maggie and heather visited the hospital to see if molly had gone to visit her friend. But she hadn't been there. They then went to her boyfriend's house but he hadn't heard from her so maggie. Heather and molly's boyfriend went to commons pond. There were no signs of struggle at the scene. But molly's family knew that she would not have just wandered off and abandoned her post and all of her belongings.
Sahel of a mess: France's impossible peacekeeping mission
"Jihadists are entrenching themselves. Ever further in the suhel continent wide strip of semi arid land just south of the sahara desert. There are former islamic state fighters ousted from the middle east al qaeda associates and a number of ethnic militias. The sahel's hitter ends are far from any city state. Laws don't hold. Public services barely exist last year. Nearly five thousand people died in battles or acts of terror in the region six fold increase on two thousand sixteen. An estimated four million people have fled their homes this week. Sixty world leaders are among those who have gathered online for the paris. Peace forum where the crisis is being discussed. A united nations peacekeeping force has a rim to patrol and to help rebuild the embattled region but most combat missions against the jihadists are led by several thousand french troops. Some of whom are based this gow in mali. Well we arrived in gow by plane then took a french military helicopter which flew at low altitude extremely fast for about an hour to get to this advance base that they've built out there in the middle of the sahel sophie. Better 'cause our paris bureau chief. An extraordinary region absolutely vast nothing in any direction will miss no human habitation. A few acacia trees the occasional goatherd and a tiny settlement. But that's about it and then you arrive in the middle of this dusty zone read colored sand where the soldiers who've made it. All the way from france had just finished a month. Long operation against jihadist. So these were both regular french soldiers but also special forces the most recent of these operations. They killed several dozen jihadists. They seize weapons motorbikes fuel and to one of them just described it. Talk to me that it was intense. There were violent encounters on the ground. This is real proper combat that the french soldiers are engaged in there. And how significant is the french presence in the region. Well the french have over five thousand troops as part of this operation that they called it by far the biggest contributor to any of the operations in the region there is a un peacekeeping operation with over thirteen thousand soldiers but no single country contribute as many as the french do. There are two hundred and fifty british for example due to arrive. Soon there are three hundred and fifty germans there but in effect. What's is obvious. Once you're there is how the real combat operations fall to the french conditions. A tough is extremely hard. The sand everywhere is grueling. And it's risky. How risky last year was the region's deadliest for years. There was a particularly nasty incident at the end of the year when the french lost. Thirteen elite soldiers in a helicopter crash but local soldiers from nizhny. Molly have also been on the receiving end of terrorist attacks. Neo lost seventy one soldiers in one attack than there was another took out fifty from marley. So it's a constant vigilance. And there's a constant sense of vulnerability even for the armed forces operating out there. But why is it that francis chosen to take the lead to to be the country with the greatest presence on the ground. Franz historically has links to the region it is the former colonial power which also causes something a problem now because it gets accused of acting in a sort of neo clooney away and fronts also has permanent military bases out there so it becomes a sort of natural partner for crisis in the past. I think that the french have really tried to change their strategy. This year. emmanuel macron host to summit at the beginning of the year with the leaders of the five signs countries and the idea is to trained share some of the burden to make sure that the french show more supported on the ground by the european countries for example they i saw estonians their swedish officer but also to try and get the regional armies to do a better job themselves and that was very clear in the description that i heard of the operations where they were working really very closely alongside marlon and nigerian forces in some of these operations against the jihadists issue in june macron emphasizes commitment to the operation solo vehicle always mma which party about the the fight against terrorism. But it's also about the return of governance and development for the region in which he wanted to work with local governments that are much closer basis and is that big french presence making any real difference to the levels of jihadist violence in this. Hell when i think it's important to think of it in terms of different regions and where we were so that was in the sort of central new central mari. I spoke to general marquan rate. Who commands the oppression. Can't overall the some offered to trish. She tested in terms of often. You said he was very satisfied with recent operations there. I think the french sense that they've really dealt a blow to what they call a die ashley. Islam state in the greater hara premium capacity results. Iovine underneath the media and the general said they haven't disappeared is but they don't have the same capacity to cause trouble that they did at the end of last year. So i think there is progress in that particular zone where they've been conducting these intense operations. Of course. the problem remains that can operate in one area but they certainly can't operate all over the country and that's where she doesn't remains a big problem and so what prospects for for actually paring back their prisons. I think is incredibly difficult. You know. I think the the french Condemned in a sense to stay in the sahel. The no plans to leave or to withdraw all their forces tool. I mean it's more question of trying to share the burden more the adversity. they're up against these jihadist groups. They are incredibly mobile than a magic they move about on motorbikes and pickup trucks and they can just disappear into the bush in a way. That's for the french forces. It's just makes it very difficult to contain and to target and so it sounds as if the the only option than it is to draw in international help. I mean how. How hard will that be the reds Help on the grounds. The american particular provide ups a crucial intelligence support to the operation. The british operates three shoot. Kelly copters there as well as part of buchan and they if french beccles and troops into combat zones on special forces which is obviously much more declined to start operations but the estonians are there and there are some checks and swedish special forces due to arrive soon so european countries are helping franz. But they aren't at the same time. Exactly lining up to offer these combat troops. And i think franz sometimes feels that. It's doing this job very much alone but the situation you describe is probably not going to be massively changed by a few dozen or a few hundred special forces. Even it's an incredibly difficult situation. The best the fringe show hoping to do is to try and contain the threat to try and secure areas and enable millions to go back to their homes into a more sense of security in some parts of the country. But it's not about defeating the enemy across the entire country. I think that much is clear.