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Fresh update on "martina" discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"In here whether we like it or not. Social media and modern technology transformed our society. Our politics are communications in some good ways. In some bad somewhere along the way big tech decided that they were going to enter the cultural and political space and that they were going to use their power for evil and since we are in the political minority as commonsense folks it seemingly impossible to do anything about it other than simply walk away from big tech when the president of the united states was deep platform when posting a question regarding the pandemic get you d platform and labeled some sort of insurrectionist. These are not good times. Our guest is martin mart. Sorry martine avila. He's the ceo of right forge which is a technology infrastructure company. We're going to talk a little bit about his business. But i a story posted in fox business. Paul pelosi bets up to six million dollars on big tech before powerful house. Committee passes sweeping antitrust measures. Nancy pelosi is personally benefiting to the tune of many many million dollars while sh- her husband invest in it while she is regulating those companies. And that's why they're so friendly to her. Among other things martina first of all tell us about right forged dot com. What do you guys do for the hard assets of the internet. What we saw happen with parlor which happened last year with one hundred dollars laptop story. We clearly see that big tech is cozy up to the liberal incumbent interest in the government People just like dancing pelosi who have big tech companies sitting in her congressional district and are working in lockstep with we said you know There needs to be a company that's dedicated to the hard assets that is the ability to plus servers all across the globe and provide Space and access to internet and processing. That's dedicated to the american judges so that we can stand up. Alternatives tax on top of is their seed capital. Is there the Backing private equity backing for value based technology companies. Is there robin in that space. Absolutely i think Very smart entrepreneurs and investors are looking at this not only as In a way that we're we're really taking a step back and saying this is a huge problem. There's also a huge opportunity here because there is the ability for entrepreneurs to stand up alternatives. And do well by doing good. And standing up for american ideas we've had incredible interest from investors who are coming to Coming on board our teams because they see how important it is for. American companies to stand up for american principles. When you have the internet in your barbecue and your doorbell They're civilians. Americans would prefer those companies running those systems dedicated to american ideas. You know that has been. I think one of the big concerns is that folks didn't want to put their money where their politics were in. I think we saw if you look at the case of parlor who had a moment and i think it passed when when president trump was deep platforms and they had the opportunity to really kind of step in and replace twitter at least compete with twitter and and their their their Their servers were taken down amazon. Turns out was was behind that. Where do you fit in that grand scheme of of what you folks are providing in who you're competing against. Well that's exactly right. So we're the ones that host the service we own. The servers we own the connections. We are the ones that you would place your application or your website. On top of our infrastructure and hard computers are space or distributors. Thirty five places across the globe So we have a massive networks That allows us to stand up the competitor in terms of that hosting so that. We're not taking off the internet. You have the ability to of the ability to publish ideas to create their alternative platforms. So that you're not worried about Whether or not your servers is gonna be gonna take all this to build the app or build a website. You're not gonna have your life taken out from underneath kent. That's what we do. I hope you succeed because there is a desperate need for this you know. I've got friends in the movie business. And they're part of a group called fox friends of abe and the reason they were created as sort of this underground revolutionary group was to say. Hey let's help each other out. Let's make these films promote each other and whether it means finding investors or finding a a boom or a gaffe or you know somebody to help build a set. We've got a band together. Is there such a thing in technology of a group of like minded folks like you are helping each other build. Yes we're starting to come together actually quite a bit. There's nothing formal yet. But i'm having daily conversation to theaters. I mean i'm in regular contact with mark macadear who was the interest who took over after That probably was removed by amazon. Says people like that There's there's a lotta great and also policy mine. So they show both arts doing into a federalist They're covering these issues. And you know. So it's so it's both political coverage journalists looking at this issue then entrepreneurs coming together To ascertain what needs to be built certainly is doing what and how can help each other. That's rapidly coming together national sue for our listeners. What can write forged dot com do for them but you can actually go register domain today right force by seven. Do idea you know. Take your church. Says no website actually domain to your church launch aware precedent there today And that's that's where we're starting. I mean that's a huge part of the internet's just wordpress sites definitely diners to to construction businesses churches to your clubs. People are publishing Just basic upsets often onward breasts. And what we're making sure that we're us providing homes for all of that on the internet on that works that's completely committed to the american idea. Right forge dot com. I hope you succeed. Our country needs folks like you to succeed so that others will see that. There is a great opportunity because there's a big marketplace out there for that martina.
Fresh "Martina" from Mark Mason
"Rates are starting to climb again in some under vaccinated areas. But for one person, even a death doesn't change your mind. There was criticism. Oh, I should have. We should have got the vaccine how we were being selfish, and we were not thinking about others. Martina Frances Wichita, Kansas just lost her 32 year old unvaccinated husband Covid this situation. Cause me to run out and go get the vaccine. No former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he recently talked with a man who said, I don't want the government telling me what I have to do. So I sat with this guy and I walked him through the facts. And then he said, Okay, and he'll get vaccinated. Christie on ABC s this week. Chuck Sivertsen ABC News As Covid 19 cases rise in California State employees and healthcare workers are being given a choice. Get vaccinated or take a lot of tests. The case right here in California, tells his story among the vaccinated. There are just two cases of Covid per 100,000 residents for the unvaccinated. There are 14 cases per 100,000. And now California will be mandating that state employees and healthcare workers be vaccinated if they refused, and they will be subjected up to twice a week. Covid testing the rules will be mandatory in August. Alec Stone ABC News Los Angeles police were more visible on the streets over the weekend. Late at night, officers from North and central precincts moved to patrol downtown Dan Lens and cold Owner of Dixie Tavern, tells K two. It will help reduce violence. Bad guys tend to not necessarily want to go where the police are. The FBI also teamed up with police to conduct investigations. They would also assess whether.
Fresh "Martina" from Mark Mason
"K two. He's never seen anything like it so much heat that it creates its own weather and creates a giant plume. You know, some 40,000 ft up. Some firefighters worked on the fire lines, while others help prepare structures to reduce the risk they might catch fire. 67 structures have been destroyed by the bootleg fire. The hottest temperatures of the summer arrive in parts of the U. S. This week, ABC News Meteorologist. Ginger Zee has more. The heat advisories all through Arkansas and Louisiana up through the middle of the Plains, South Dakota and excessive heat warnings for parts of Idaho and Montana. That's going to stick around that ridge That's been so problematic, not moving nearly 100 Minneapolis. The client was catty Sheriff's office is working to identify a body that was found in the Clackamas River. O'clock. Um at park Friday. The body was reported by a person who was snorkeling in the river. It was in 12 Ft. Of water downstream from the highway 99 e Bridge. The condition of the body indicated it had been in the water a long time. Oregon State police crime lab in the state medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the person's identity. Search will continue today for a climber who fell on Mt. Jefferson Friday. 33 year old Steven Van Pelt was descending the mountain when he fell. Several 100 FT Search and rescue teams from several agencies are trying to find him lifeline in the Oregon Army. National Guard search by air. The terrain includes snow cliffs, large boulders, crevices and falling rock. Oregon Health Authority reports 993 new cases of Covid 19 over the weekend in two new deaths. There are 207 people hospitalized for coronavirus, which is 14 more than on Sunday. Vaccination rates are starting to climb again in some under vaccinated areas. But for one person, even a death doesn't change your mind. There was criticism. Oh, I should have. We should have got the vaccine how we were being selfish, and we were not thinking about others. Martina Frances Wichita, Kansas just lost her 32 year old unvaccinated husband.
Fresh update on "martina" discussed on Bloomberg Surveillance
"Now the latest news from New York City and around the world Here's Michael Barr, Tom Lisa John Senators are racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal as soon as today. One major roadblock is how much money should go to public transit. But spending on water projects, broadband and other areas remain unresolved, as is tapping covid 19 funds to help pay for it. As discussions continue through the weekend, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman indicated they are close to a deal with the Democrats. We need it badly, You know, 40 3% of our roads are in bad or mediocre condition, according to the engineer's 46,000 bridges are structurally deficient. We have ships lining up at ports because our ports aren't efficient enough. Portman spoke on a B C's this week, which can be heard Sundays on Bloomberg. Echoing what we heard from the CDC director in recent weeks, Dr Anthony Fauci is now saying the pandemic Is really an outbreak among the unvaccinated vaccine. Skeptics remain defiant Martina Frances of Wichita, Kansas, still does not want a shot in the arm even after losing her 32 year old unvaccinated husband to the virus. Lord, Tell me what I should have done, how I should have. We should have got the vaccine How we were being selfish and we were not thinking about others, and I mean the Let's just went on and on. Francis says she lost her husband just days after he got sick. Bob Moses, the civil rights activist who helped lead voter registration drives in the 19 sixties, has died. Moses work to combat segregation. It was a central figure. In Mississippi's Freedom. Summer in 1964. In the 19 eighties, he began the algebra project aimed at giving poorer students better access to math education. Ben Moynahan is the director of operations for the Algebra project. He always signed off his emails, quoting a Curtis Mayfield song to keep on pushing. And so that's what he would want us to do do within for the young people in this country morning, Han says. The civil rights movement was a precursor to the founding of the organization. Bob Moses was 86. Buy from the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studios. This is global news.
4 Suspected Gunmen Killed After Haitian President's Assassination
"Locate suspects in the slaying of Haiti's president police in Haiti have killed four suspects terms the presumed assassin of president Jovenel mo weeks Haiti's police chief says in addition to the four who were killed two others were arrested police was shot and his wife was wounded in an overnight raid on their home Wednesday hours later interim prime minister Claude Joseph said the police and military were in control of security in Haiti always his wife Martina was in stable but critical condition and was being moved to Miami for treatment hi Mike Rossio
Haiti official: Arrests made in slaying of President Moïse
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting arrests are made in the slaying of Haiti's president police in Haiti have arrested persons terms of the presumed assassins of president Jovenel mo weeks according to Haiti's communications secretary fronts extant is offered no further details including how many suspects were arrested police was shot and his wife was wounded in an overnight raid on their home Wednesday hours later interim prime minister Claude Joseph said the police and military were in control of security in Haiti always his wife Martina was in stable but critical condition and was being moved to Miami for treatment hi Mike Rossio
Former Mauritanian President Aziz in Jail Over Corruption Charges
"The former president of mauritania mohamed abdelaziz was jailed yesterday. He had been indicted in march accused of graft when he led the country between two thousand eight and two thousand nineteen allegations that he denies while under house arrest. He failed to report to police. Sparking is president. Mauritania is a large but sparsely populated west african country who society is deeply divided. Partly that's down to a long history of corruption but also suffers from a legacy stretches deep into its history so martina has actually a long history of slavery representing abolished in one thousand. Nine hundred one lead. That was any backed with criminal laws in two thousand seven. Kinley salmon is an africa correspondent for the economist. Martinez made up of morrish. Elitest can people and also black people of african origin but black mauritanians. Even those who have free of slavery of have been persecuted deported back in nineteen eighty-nine in particular an all. this history is created. Really quite deacon equalities in divisions that still very evident today the countries have been beset unfortunately by a number of coups and corruption so i. It's an a challenge in place and in currently for example stands one hundred and fifty seventh on the united nations human development index. It's a send a country that has had a troubled past and what about its future. Any of that changing Well the signs of change those a presidential election in two nineteen which led to the country's first ever peaceful transfer of power and the new president. Mohamed olga swanee. Many people thought he would follow the status quo but actually acted against the former president allowing parliament to investigate corruption and that's led to arrests of officials including of the former president himself
"martina" Discussed on KCRW
"Martina Top Li Bird returns with their dark and lush vibes with their current project titled Forever I Wait. The singer songwriter is assisted by massive attacks three D You co produced the project. The duo have an amazing history in the Bristol trip hop scene and continue to innovate sound any motion together. And we'll listen together. Morning becomes eclectic with yours truly and novena caramel together weekdays at night, Right here on K C. R W So as I mentioned I've got you until eight o'clock here tonight, at which point Jeremy Soule comes in at eight o'clock till 10. And then you've got my man LeRoi Downs, the jazz cat who's got you until midnight here, so a lot of music ahead. But maybe more specifically, the music ahead in this next hour will include Sharon Van Etten, an Angel Olsen. They have teamed up on a brand new single that is coming your way. As well as some new music from flying. Lotus just made an appearance last night at the Hollywood Bowl. We've got something from Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay's project Lump new music from Peggy Gou, Laura and Voula. And we've got idols covering Gang of four, which is all on the way. Plus these tickets that I've I've got to unload on you. Good people here for the cruel World Festival, aka got challah that is coming up almost a year from now. Saturday, May 14th 2022 At the Rose Bowl, but it's got Morrissey Bauhaus, Blondie deVeau, echoing the bunny man, the church automatic. It's nuts, and you're going to want to go. So we've got five pairs coming up a little bit later on. But first, here's some music from parquet courts. It's KCRW..
The History of Spanish Africa
"I say that there are parts of spain and africa. I'm not trying to be tricky and play with words. I'm not saying that. Spain used to have colonies in africa. Although that's true. I'm also not trying to define the canary islands. Which are part of spain off the coast of africa as being in africa. I mean in the most literal sense possible. That part of spain is in africa. There are two very small spanish cities located on the peninsula which are on the african mainland ordering morocco and malia and their very existence as you probably would expect are due to historical quirks happenstance due to geography. Spain has always had a close relationship with africa finishes based in carthage in. What is today. Tunisia established settlements on the spanish coast. The roman province of hispania was part of a greater empire that included all of north africa. Which bordered the mediterranean after the roman empire fell islamic moors from north africa conquered and controlled spain for over seven hundred years. So there's always been a back and forth between north africa in the peninsula and malia both spanish territories in africa have different yet similar histories despite being about one hundred and thirty miles apart from each other. Sita is located directly across the sea from gibraltar. So if you ever want stump someone asks them. What country lies. Directly south of gibraltar and what country lies. North of gibraltar. answer is the same. Spain is on both ends. Sierra makes the counterpart to gibraltar for the pillars of hercules which the ancient names of the two promontories which guarded the strait of gibraltar. As with most everything in the region it has an ancient history. Carthage martina and numidians all control the area. Before the romans the you me add caliphate controlled it for centuries when the caliphate of cordoba fell in ten thirty one it was then passed between various north african kingdoms with support from various kingdoms in the iberian peninsula.
You Had Me At Black: How Issa Rae Inspires
"I am. Martina abraham's ilunga. I am the co founder and chief editor of you had black and i'm also an executive producer on a needle to the podcast docu series about having baby black. Wow yes y'all she's smart. She abolishes everything right now. I know i know might fan girling low key because i love talking to women who are doing for their community in because you are black on black you look like me girl. Yeah and i'm just like i can do this because i have a real life example of someone who's doing it and i always feel so motivated by that happens to be international women's day you have to tell us. Is there a woman who has inspired you recently or just throughout your life that you wanna share about today. I mean a great beginning. They're so so many women Is a half obviously like my mom. And my grandmother's worst there lessons. But a someone who has really been inspiring me lately and i don. I don't come as any. Surprise is isa i mean. I think it's like when we see what she's done. Obviously inspiring. we're very proud of her. I love her content many content. But i mean when you really think that she has been in this game for ten plus years launched awkward black girl ten years ago and then even before that she was making content. That wasn't the first thing that she's ever produced. And we think about the glow up and lease Overnight successive new realized like no. It's not overnight. It's years plus of making content in dorm room. Where at home in like getting your friends along in like everybody just bringing what they can to the table to support each other in the make like amazing stuff. I find that really inspiring. Because i feel like on the days where i'm like. Who's listening. Who's receiving this you know. Am i doing this for no reason. I she's definitely a huge inspiration and motivator just her story and how she came up as an independent creative
"martina" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"Here is the only time that we can actually create an impact on something. Cities are made a contract. They the the notion of time and we look at the past and we think about the fees that we have because things we've experienced in the past fact nothing has changed. We are in the same spot as we were. Before we've just i guess niro the neuroscience component of it we've embedded this memory of an event that may not pain fortuitous for us. Can we unwind this and hand learn these things. What are some of the mechanisms and the tools that you suggest using when people are really suffering like this. Yes so first of all i wanted to come back for a moment to catch on the self awareness because suffering for people is mostly just thinking about themselves and trying to understand why certain things are happening to them or who the are in about their interactions with other folks so on a physical intelligence level. We actually go into a self awareness where you are starting to experience yourself and we teach We would teach an approach where you start connecting with your center and this is where you're starting to really fundamentally understand who you are but that is actually diversion of you that if you will in lack of a better way of describing it is almost like void of this conditioning and all of these different patterns fears and pains and all of these things that we've accumulated as coking strategies throughout our life because of needing to avoid pain or deal with very unfortunate circumstances as you say. Go through this process of centering. We gain access to the place that allows us to first and foremost see and understand these patterns but also to gain. It's a process of gaining control in gaining access to the pants in order to change them to break them. And this is a very very powerful process. Where you're able to really address conditions like people being depressed people being in fear or anxiety of different types of of Things that are happened that are embedded in their subconscious. That sometimes don't even know where they come from a what this is all about so the whole process. And that's why call it. Also self-awareness is willing bringing that up to the surface. Let you understand what is actually impacting you and allow to to move it outside of your and really improve the quality of your life that way because you're no longer bogged down with a negative thinking with the fear with the anxiety you let all of this girl and what remains is actually a very pleasant every joyful state of being an x. y. iowa's refer to it as you're increasing your quality of your life in in ways that you can even imagine a at this point in time is even possible a couple of things that have come at for this family that i'm thinking about you know when you get the boot goosebumps on your arms and you just have a tingling and you have a sense when i think about physical intelligence. I think about intuition. What part does intuition play in physical intelligence and reading your body signals okay so is leading body signals..
The Ambies are coming
"News. To. Me has an the AMBAE's the organizations podcast awards nominations will be exempted from next Monday the name is from ambient sound podcast host. Sandor FM. is to offer monetization opportunities for their host two shows with DAX and audio advertising platform. If you've more than twenty, five, thousand monthly plays, then you're eligible. Google has an answer new feature for Google podcasts. Manager podcast is can see how many times their show appeared in Google search, as well as top discovered episodes and search terms that leads to their podcast. Google, also added optimization tips for podcasters. Three quarters of Americans listen to the spoken word. That's the latest from the twenty twenty spoken word audio report published yesterday by NPR and Edison Research and does Edison. Research is Meghan Lazovic says there's a real increase in spoken word audio listening big headline of the study is that Americans are spending more time with spoken word audio than ever before in fact, spoken words, share of audio listening has increased by thirty percent over the last six years and eight percent in just the last year while comments. Developer of overcast has posted concern about the level of piracy anchor and says, he may restrict anchor shows from appearing in overcast search. Luminary is working with within combs cadence thirteen to make a former. Exclusive show available to everyone fiasco Bush. Gore and now behind the luminary paywall is now available wherever you get your podcasts. The free and open podcast APP for android antenna. Policy has released. On Google play droid a significant rewrite it looks great and is nicely geographically where it'll soon offer access to the podcast index audio boom is no longer for sale the company had been looking for a buyer since February but has raised three million pounds three point eight, million dollars by selling ten percent of the company to a Singaporean investor Peter? Antonioni. Poker stay online happens in less than two weeks and pod Bible interviews. The team behind it today asked, who are you most looking forward to hearing from this year's event? Weirdly, the answer wasn't hard news editor James Crillon that's me. We'll have words. And we hear from multiple sources today that megaphone appears to be looking for by half. PODCAST news would winning latin-american documentary podcast last Ross returns tomorrow as an adult day media. Original says founder and CEO Martina Castro. Six episodes you'll hear stories from. Madrid Bogota Mexico City San Francisco and Santiago Chile. And congratulations to CNN and a Spaniel for winning the Latino podcast awards best podcast in the United. States, for the third consecutive year for Zona Pop,
What it Means to be "AI Ready" - with Matthew Mattina
"This is Daniel Magellan. You're listening to the and podcast. We speak this week on the topic of. Readiness. What is it look like to truly be ready as an enterprise if you're a consultant, you're selling into enterprises and you want to build a success wave. This client stands in what might need to be worked on or if you are an AI champion within an enterprise, you want to get an understanding of where do we stand how ready are we should be an awfully helpful episode our guest. This Week is Matthew Martina who's the head of The machine learning research lab, A. R. M. A. R. Ramsey multibillion dollar semiconductor and software development company wholly owned by Softbank Softbank One of the biggest venture funds in the world based out in. Japan, and Matthew speaks to us about his criteria and his way of thinking through with Ai Readiness looks like in an enterprise again, if you WANNA a checklist to list of features away to assess take view on your own company or that of your clients. I think at this episode should be awfully helpful. If you're just getting started with deploying a, we have a free guide called beginning with Ai. It's special guy for non technical professional. So if you do not have a technical background, but you still want to understand what is it realistically look like to deploy artificial intelligence were the key factors to understand for a adoption. If you're not the person writing code, you're more focused on the business strategy side. Of things then you'll WANNA download that free pdf brief it's an e. m. e. R. J. dot com slash B e g, and then the number one. So bg like beginning and then the number one that's RJ DOT COM slash bg one that pdf should give you some extra details to layer on top of some of the insights that Matthew provides for us here today. So further ado this is Matthew mcconaughey with arm on the and business podcast So I'll kind of dive in first here on this topic of Ai Readiness and ask you about what you consider to be sort of the core components, the core aspects of Iranian s within the enterprise obviously a lot of moving parts here what comes to mind for you? Yeah. That's a good question I think. One of the core questions is one that I think people sometimes miss with respect to a I is. Now there's the problem that you're trying to solve. Of course, understanding that from the get go is key in pretty much any scientific or engineering discipline, but then with Ai. Knowing how your machine learning or a model actually going to be deployed. So what is that model gonNA run on in the field as it can run on a some kind of a big server in a cloud data center somewhere with no terabytes of memory and an of GPS and processors, or is that model ultimately going to be deployed on some kind of you know very constrained embedded device say you know in a in a o not censor or mobile phone or a car and everything in between? So think what we sometimes see is that a model will be developed by a data scientist or or. application will be developed without a good understanding deployment and where that gets prickly as you've developed this model, it uses you know. Fifty gigabytes of memory and then Lo and behold actually want to deploy it on a constrained device that has you know two hundred and fifty six kilobytes of memory, and now you need to do some surgery. Got It. So readiness here you're talking about you know not only involving the model, but involving sort of what are we going to run it on DC? This is potentially part of the four thought process for companies obviously, not everybody's GonNa have devices. Out in the field, people have security cameras, La- run things on mobile phones you know in in cars or maybe heavy industry the have it on a boat somewhere maybe other folks are just GonNa have stuff up in the cloud but for you, it sounds like maybe that thought process should happen as we're coming up with ideas not sort of after we've developed a great model idea that those have to be married to hardware sort of at the brainstorm phases kind of what you're getting at. That's exactly right as part of the upfront? Planning. Stage of enterprise preparing for a readiness. Yes. Some consideration for. What devices is this actually gonna run on and what are the key characteristics of those devices and and the interesting about it is that like I said, you can build models you know and build ai applications that you know recognize faces and use lots and lots of memory or they can have models at recognize faces and use very little memory. And making that trade off and understanding that that trade off will need to be made between accuracy and memory upfront will save people pain down
2020 ACM Awards: Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood and This Dynamic Duo Are Set to Perform
"Of country Music Awards just got bigger. The upcoming ceremony is added a performance by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani also carry underwear. Wood is going to perform a bunch of songs from some country legends. This is to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Grand Old Opry. It's going to be a med leave with will read a lit or not with the right of Lin, but songs from literally Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Barbara, Barbara Mandrell, Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire and Martina McBride Hole is going to air on Wednesday, September 16th fun. Okay, Here's a stupid thing that you're going to be like dawn. I think Bank back upon a country song once for an artist, and it debuted at the Grand Ole Ofri before the show. And so I've been, I mean, it's just a simple background.
Businessman Acquitted in Murder of Jan Kuciak, Journalist in Slovakia
"One of Slovakia's most prominent businessman has been cleared of paying a hit man to silence and investigative journey. A journalist John Coates, yak on DH. His fiance, Martina Kushnir, Ava. Relatives walked out of the court before the judge had finished reading their surprise verdicts. She said prosecutors had failed to prove that Martine Karchner Onda codefendants ordered the killings two years ago. The shooting sparked mass protests that brought down the government of Robert Feet. So
"I'm Martina. Abraham's Linga welcome back to NATO I have to be honest with you before we started the show I rarely thought about giving birth my indifference turned to fear and anger when I started to understand more about the American medical system and when I became aware of the Blackburn in crisis specifically like most people I assumed if and when my time came to have a baby, I'd go to the hospital I began to fear for mine and my future children's safety and grew angry at the idea that had have to settle for care that's less than I desire. Deserve. I started to question whether I wanted to have children at all the beautiful thing about my journey with natal is that I learned about an entire community that centers blackburn parents and their babies. I'm now more familiar with a network of midwives, dulas, providers, and healers who affirm the dignity and beauty in black breathing and intimately value black-eyed. Due to the history of anti-black blackness in the obstetrics and gynecology field. Much of their work happens outside of hospital I'd seen photos and videos of women all white giving birth in pools and at home. I assume all hippy dippy white people ship turns out. I was very wrong. In this episode, we leave the hospital and step into the world of home. Births. We also dive into the work of Dulas, like Charlie, Louis anderly the owner of Brooklyn based practice nor shing seats Dula. To begin to understand the role dualist play in pregnancy and childbirth. Let's start first with the story of Alexis Him. Some Alexi I am a Smith AC- native where my fiance and I live currently right now I'm training to become a Hamburg worker and I'm proud to say the coast model and this is my natal story. So that was pregnant was extremely interesting is so aware because. I keep up period Alabama foul and I'm looking at it like okay. Says on today's late this is not normal like mockery combs all the time in the night before at noticed the The second day late I was drinking I was having fun. Don't think I will up just like, okay. Today's is enough women is so I went to dollar tree The dollars as at the the tests that you put a little drop singing in wait for the line changes to it. So I dropped the little year in air in the I got one lot I'll say, okay, I'm not pregnant at this point I'm convinced that there is no baby in there. I'm in the one line was just mother -cation. I'm not pregnant sats to those once I got the one line I was the instructions clearly say that you have to wait I think about three minutes once I felt they line I was like, okay. Throw it away. So two more days game. And I'm like, okay. Until my boyfriend at the time like, okay four days is enough. I'm usually on copy now something is not right whale. I couldn't say that this was like something in my body changing or anything of that nature because I knew what took place prior to me semi period but also needed took a plan B. in our secure. This was everything that was a Mama. So. On the fourth day are caught. Another just like is not here. He's like you can come to my job stopping at apprentice in you can come here to take it I'm like, okay. Cool outcome there to do this. So I went into the restroom appeared on the State Ama- body like. It almost showdown at started shaking him. So like all my guy, it says positive if this point I'm scared I'm crying he was like you know go ahead and take the second one is at the second test in it said the same thing. So once I realized that he really decide positive I'm just like, what are we going to do? What do you mean we gotta do you know we're gonNA. Have a baby like it's Okay Hook. He gave me a hug AMC that was the in Twenty Sixteen Alexis was twenty three and still figuring out what you wanted to do in life. She was young and just having fun with her friends and now Fiance Cortez babies and parenthood weren't even a real thought even though she made up her mind Alexis didn't feel ready to share the news with her family little. Did she know they were already in on the secret? The funny thing about the stories that my sister knew that I was pregnant before I'd eat in that because. She was snooping garbage game. In those tested I thought were negative were actually reading positive, but I didn't wait for them to finish position. So how long they home to retrieve the man the garbage gain in Norberto they were definitely positive days. So they had sports as total. They revealed that I was pregnant and I didn't even know I can remember going at you mom if this. Already tell. In I'm just the one at the table this like awkwardly trying to not eat the. 'CAUSE I didn't want my mom to now that I was pregnant at the moment. I want to give her time. Alexis needed time to she hadn't fully wrapped her mind around what it meant to be pregnant. She recently started working as a receptionist choices a reproductive health services clinic choices provides everything from abortion to HIV, testing services to midwifery care. Alexis had options. So yeah. I had the choice to continue on my pregnancy abortion is something that I do think that it's easy choice I'm pro-choice. So you know but I knew my situation that it wasn't GonNa be something that I wanted to do basically because my boyfriend at the time we have been together for a while in knew that he wanted to Kate I was associated but I knew as speaking about abortion wasn't any wasn't a topic for us. actually when I told him, he was like on with whatever you want and I'm just like Ricky Ready. So although choices offer termination services in that wasn't something that I decided to do I was able to meet individuals that would still provide me prenatal
"All, right we back. Welcome to yeah. We said it Ronas report part one. We still hear you know. Don. L.. How're you doing? On well, I can't complain not sick and tired of being in the house but you know it is what it is. relatable relatable for everybody. Florida also today you heard from him last year for our Wimbledon episode. Welcome back and thanks for joining us to talk some myths today. I'm always here to talk Thank said. For letting me letting me comeback art. Right So there's a lot of news. It's been seven months. So With a lot of stuff. Okay. Right at the end of January, that's right January. Former world number-one player estimates year announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. So that was very sad I checked her social media when I was writing this down because like I said, this is in January to see if she had anything else. About. How things are going I didn't see anything on twitter. But. I saw some other stuff that she was like promoting and everything. So I'm I'm hoping that he's Okay I haven't heard anything since January either. the bad news just kept coming as a few days after that one Martina Poacher underwent yet another knee surgery after the previous procedure was unsuccessful. Just recently stated that he's begun slowly re acclimating himself to the tennis court. Once again. This is just the last couple of weeks. Yeah. That's to hear about Walmart being but esther is an absolute lack of the sport. I don't really think she gets the the the amount than do that she should be. Layers. By like five hundred state matches without almost. Like years. Absolute legend She deserves all this lowers possibly get. and also conversely I feel like Walmart game. She he his almost underachieve like e e should he also did a lot of flowers but Injuries. Yeah every time he really starts to get on a roll and starts plans to get back into the top ten like here comes into the freak injury. So yeah, really unfortunate. It's crazy but he he always manages to find his way back into the top ten and back you know making deep runs in the slams in in in winning title. So it's kind of amazing to see him being able to bounce back similar times I mean he obviously was supported the sport because we seem people who have gone through last Mike give it up and he just keeps doing his best to come back again it's gotta be super. duper difficult frustrating. Definitely. We discussed on our pre Australian Open episode that Robert Farah had been provisionally suspended on a doping charge. Short. Time later, he saw that suspension lifted as it was determined that he bears no fault or negligence would be allowed to compete again immediately. Of, course competition ended soon after but he's been very active actively thirst trapping on instagram der Rona for which I am. Very thankful. We. All Know Cedric Cubans trying all of those instagrams Lissette, a meal blast like that Yes i. Yeah, I mean I'm sure he knows they. Let me move on? Roger Federer also had yet another knee operation. This past spring he planned to be up to the French Open, but it turns out. This might have been the best time for him to have such a procedure. So yeah. He's I. I saw some stuff where he since stated data like he doesn't really know. What's going to happen next as far as is concerned right now. Yeah I was I. was that he picked the exact right time disappear. Yeah. He did for sure you know he had not coming bed. Yeah. This is a great time. So if he does come back, it's you know it's not like you superior behind what everybody else is dying but. Get his ranking and stuff will still be pretty secure. So. Obviously. Back in his thirty ninth birthday the other day. So you know happy belated or whatever. Yeah, I guess up. Have you heard about him being like more more injured than what he lets us know. I didn't really it was. It was like some sort of a quote where he said something to the effect of he wasn't sure if he would be back like he was he just wasn't sure right now. Like. He wasn't sure if he's coming back at all that's that's what I read. I. Don't know was voted the way I would. Scream. Scream but I I mean I could buy it because you know spending all this time at home with his family and his wife and kids and everything. And to have achieved everything that he's achieved, I don't know if I'd come back either.
"martina" Discussed on No Challenges Remaining
"Figures and dominant sport figures, too. So I think I think there's something that I think people should of just how ahead of her time Martina was especially I think with her enlisting engagement of Renee Richards as a coach which brought a whole different tier of trans ability at a time in the early eighties and Renee. Richardson played competitively matured in the late seventies, where that was just so incredibly ahead of the curve in terms of when trans visibility or people existing even being talked about yeah I mean there's so much star Tina that was transgressive right so. You know being openly gaming people forget that a year or two after before. Martinez came out Billie Jean King kind of was dragged out of the closet as result of being blackmailed by her traveling secretary Maryland Barnett, and it was considered scandalous because Billie Jean. King didn't WANNA come out of the closet and identify as as what was then. She called the bisexual woman whereas Martina. Was a lot more voluntary was kind of I'm not being dragged out of the closet. A scandal of shame I'm I'm coming out This is who I am increasingly comfortable with it and proud of it right as you say I'm GonNa. Put My wife in the players box so that when you scan the players box and have to tell everyone who's there to support me in Chris Evert her Catholic, mom and her sister, and whoever a boyfriend was at the time Jimmy Connors or other you know male athletes, but here I'm going to have you know what was called my long term companion or my special friend sitting next to my trans women coach, which you know, nobody even understood what it meant to be transit time. Let alone wanted to talk about it publicly, but then there's another aspect to Martinez transgressive, which I think probably impacted how she was talked about in perceived, and might even be more enduring, which was how she. She redefine what female athleticism was you know Martina I came on the tour in late in the mid to late seventies, she came out of Czechoslovakia. She famously defected and got to the US. She was eating fast foods in the US you know kind of the US diet filled with with fat, and she gained a lot of weight and and it was a big disadvantage for her. She had this huge talent, but you can really make her way around the court, and then in the early nineteen eighties when she developed a relationship with the Star woman basketball player at the time Nancy Lieberman who became her coach and put her through this unprecedented training. Regimen Martinez Body transformed into this. Incredible Muscular Force of nature that for women was deemed not only shocking, but inappropriate. I remember the one time Sammartino when I was a child, she came to. Miami competed in. This is ABC program called superstars where celebrities competed against each other, and I remember seeing the building muscles and veins on her arm, and it was common, not only for Sports, writers and sports announcers to comment derogatorily on her status as a gay woman, but also there was almost a sense like. She wasn't really a woman. Had, transformed era I. Don't have people probably remember that in the when Emily Marasmus at the age of nineteen, shocked making the finals of the Australian. Open, and she had a very big Physique Martina Hingis called are half a man that was the kind of language it was very commonly used to talk about. Martinez was almost fair that a real woman like Chris Evert had to compete against Martina and as she transformed her body, she became even more dominant. She beat Kristie fourteen times in a row at one point, but to this very day you know we celebrate really strong powerful bodies like Serena Williams. Because, Martina blazed that trail in the early eighties, when doing so was anything, but admired. Yeah, no, absolutely there was a lot of a lot of mockery of her and a lot of trying to dehumanize or deep woman is I guess her through thing that she was not a real woman. That's why she was winning because she was sort of had an unfair advantage. Advantage somehow that either they would equate her homosexuality with her being the woman with her physique thing. Let's a woman in the chew sort of beating up on these poor defenseless little girls out. There was a lot of time the framing that her career got, and then it took a long time for a lot of fans to come run. I'm sure some never did. But later in her, she got older making them. More sort of which is classic trajectory for athletes especially in tennis. As Folk, the focus on her softened a bit. You Serena as well yeah, that she became more sympathetic character and more more popular for the some of the time she went out. She was pretty at least got a lot of audible of support from the crowd I don't know if was refers. Yes, they did once for Chrissy or further sort of beloved stars the day but yet. Yet she had an absolute during to go on in that she he took a lot of lot of bravery I. think she resonate with a lot of people for that reason I remember. This is separate threat, but I was doing a. we did a show on here a few years ago about music about tennis, and there was a remarkable number of songs about Martina Navratilova by. Artists largely, but also other people. It's amazing only when we announce the film that that will get you that that I wrote about you know it made a big splash. Because it was being in partnership with Reese Witherspoon, so it penetrated into Hollywood circles and other places that might not otherwise have have reached and the amount of people, the number of people I heard from WHO said Oh wow! Martina was also my eight. Oh, my role model, secret hero, growing up, really shocked me because that was not something. You're aware of at the time. That was not a prevailing. And yet. She obviously meant so much. There's so many people who felt like they didn't have a role model with whom they could connect for whatever reasons of ostracization they were doing I. Remember reading I think it was a book by Michael Musharaff fallen the tour and nineteen ninety-one, and he talked about have called ladies of the court, and he talked about how there was a sort of traveling group of Martina, diehard through. Follow her everywhere the tour just her as being their North Star in a lot of ways, you know this group of Lesbian Women Who Song Martinez being there. Their leader is being their cultural symbol as being their face their. They won with her. They lost with her. Had so much invested in her and her career in her symbolism that I think she really really resonated with them for sure, so yes could be hit to the to the film so she. Martina retired from singles and ninety four play doubles again through I. Think Oh, six or seven. What? What made you want to to an this point? Yeah, and they're just by just add to that she she winds right. She wins her fifty ninth. Grand Slam title one month shy of being fifty years old..
Acts of Resistance Story Call
"Hey welcome to you had me at. Black. I'm Martina Abraham's in light of the uprisings in cities across the country and our collective desire for community action. We've decided to pivot. The next topic are at the House series. Many of us are unsure of how to turn our pain and our raid into protests. But every day we survive racism. Sexism Assad Ginny Homophobia Islamophobia trans-phobia a really never ends so this week. We're going to remind ourselves who we are in how it's done. Share a story about an active resistance at time where you stood up or fought back against injustice or mistreatment. Big Or small what happened. What did you do what happens next? Submit your story at you. Had ME AT BLACK DOT com slash at the house submissions or do you by Wednesday June third. And while I have you I just want to remind you that your feelings. Whatever they are right now are valid and justified. You do not need to explain the way you do not need to defend them with stats or logic or examples. Take that energy in. Pour it into our community. Here are a few ways you can do. I find a grassroots or mutual aid organization in your local area there organizing and they're making sure that the community's needs are met every day and they can use our support whether it's financially or with our time if you feel called to protest that is great but you do not need to be in the street to be a part of the movement and do movement work making 'cause providing childcare feeding protesters fundraising doing research securing meeting locations. The list of things to be done. It's really never ending. And it takes many hands to make these networks run second. Being black does not absolve from the need to study to do the work to recognize on pack unlearn and dismantle the white supremacy in imperialism in ourselves. No one who goes up in a society like ours is free from it. Oh and it's important to study the movement before us because that will help inform our objectives and our next steps now so we really want to be about it. We have to start with us
"martina" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
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"martina" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
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"martina" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
"Me finish the first performance. I was like coming down off a high. How so nervous but I was really excited the same time but when it was done and it was over with and they started talking to me. I was like okay. I feel a lot better now. Like this is not as nerve wracking as I thought it was. GonNa be like. They're not scary. I don't know why I was freaking out so much but I do remember them. Picking up on like China change it immediately and they were picking up like a different key for Martina Soprano in like messing around the lyrics in the chorus and thinking about something more mature for the verses because Martinez wanted to be you know for something for her to sing so she wanted to make the verses more from her point of life them changing. The song was completely fine with me because as a songwriter pitching to artist. It's not gonNA be your song so you always have to think about what the artists want to do with it. So I got paired with esther to be my producer for the song and I was really excited to work with esther because you know it was a girl song so it make complete sense. Because she's a girl I'm a girl and you know we're writing about girls like me. So Esther changed the verses. She wanted to make them more mature for Martina. So originally my verses were kind of talking about like from a younger person's point of life so esther wanted to change the verses to make it something that Martina could sing and she said maybe we should make this something like a mother to daughter letter like in a way for a mother how she would write a letter to her daughter. How a mother would give advice to a daughter. Your mom give you. She's always telling me all the time like yourself like it's okay. I mean I think we need to put that in their mother's mother's letter to our daughter but it also could be for any mature woman that would want to give advice to younger girls. Come at it from a different angle and have more of a mature way of saying you know how to be useful. We'll just change them is or some news to us and we the lyric that esther put in there that I thought was really cute. Was your good as gold. That was just such esther thing saw like you know I think hugh I like it so that second performance when it finally rolled around. I was just so excited broken and a par.
"martina" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
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"martina" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
"We all kind of work on chord structure and melody and lyrics altogether. That's a pretty even songwriting group where we all kind of contributing ideas at the same time so usually. When I'm writing lyric I ended up speaking it. Which is weird. Because I'm a singer but to be honest with you sometimes. I don't have a lot of confidence in my own voice and that's weird but it's hard for me to sing in front of a small group of people if I'm in a room with two other singers. I'm not the kind of person that's going to burst into song. I'm always a little reserved about it. I sing in front of ten thousand people and be fine. So it's just a weird thing but anyway. I always usually say the words one reason is the one I just mentioned and the other reason is because I'm really drawn to songs that sound like conversation. That are really something a person would say so if I say the words as a singing the words it either hits me in a real way or I feel like the needs to be tweaked and I can get a better sense of that if I say it rather than sing it. So bread is a really good singer. If we're talking about a lyric he usually sings it back and I don't play guitar so it's hard for me sometimes to just be able to to accompany myself so it's easier for somebody who has. Atari handed to jump in and seeing the actual line. We had the Melody Melody for the first couple of lines. The choruses remember when we used to be everything they'd ever need. We had them believe in. We were cool to be ever ever need. We had believe we will coup like one minute. They think you're cool the next they don't and so those lines came out of our common experience because of the three of us have daughters so they just came really easy. It was just almost like conversation at that point we talked about. There's a live my God. She's got a car swear she won't go far tonight which. I believed her all my God. She's got a car swears they won't move to natwest shabbily and there's a live. She's just like me when I was seventeen so I don't blame her seventeen. She's just like me when I was seventeen. So on Lamer you start thinking about putting yourself in their position and it's like they're just being teenagers or just doing the same things..
"martina" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
Pam Shriver - US Open finalist aged 16, winning Olympic Gold, and partnering Martina Navratilova
"Thank you so much for doing. This is an absolute treat to have you come and yeah in very strange circumstances obviously for everybody in the world not just the tennis world. You're joining us from California. I believe how how things over there. How has lockdown? How you coping the situation and the lack of tennis in La Lives. Well I would say over all I'm really proud of my three teenagers at a time. When teenagers want to distance themselves from their parents. They've accepted what has to be done. I feel like California in the mayor of Los Angeles I live. We live in Los Angeles. So we've had some leadership both at the state level and and at the city level that has been really strong very consistent and I think that's one of the reasons why Are Part of the United States is actually done much better than expected in pleased that the generation who the order to stay at home. It's really counterintuitive to what they want but There's been a lot of acceptance in I can tell you as a homeowner sixteen years ago bought up property with a private tennis court. Tennis court is one of the reasons why a couple of us in the family have kept better sanity. How much you missing professional tennis right now? Well you know I missed Indian. Wells would have been an easy drive. I missed that one. The most I will tell you because of the business of my home life regardless of a pandemic or even if I'm just driving my three kids around and The the level of detail that I would follow the tour from week to week is not as detailed as it would be like when I worked for ESPN at Melbourne and maybe look the weeks leading up to Melbourne. I knew what was going on in the lead up tournament so for me personally. I haven't missed it that much but we haven't yet gone past one of the tournaments. I think would impact us the most which would be say for for me. Roland. Garros Wimbledon. I mean I thought the tennis will did a great job of I mean it was tough call for Indian Wells. I remember that Sunday night when it was called It took everybody by little bit by surprise but it just started the domino effect of what this virus in the effects on the world sports It just started a series of closures around the world yet studying to look like a very pristine cooled by by that tournament. Looking at your Your social media. You look like you've taken the opportunity during lockdown to have the most neatly and cleanly arranged trophy show in all of Iraq in Pam. Yeah one of my first during lockdown one of the first things I was thinking. Well little things can I post What content would be interesting and I thought all right well. My mantle pretentious fans would be interesting to see The the major championship doubles trophies. Most support try one with Martina. There was a US Open with a net. Pashas vary of there was some Fed Cup stuff. There was recognition of our Grand Slam doubles year as well as the year. I got the finals of US. Open in singles at Sixteen. So I thought it was kind of a fun tour and I guess most of the stuff I posted that one had the most views in. I think it just shows you how much people want to see one way or another or or touch any way major tennis. He absolutely in all of these things that that you just mentioned there. I I really want to talk about. I in first and foremost your your partnership with Martina Navratilova. Seventy four doubles titles together including Twenty Grand Slams. You're you're still the most successful women's doubles partnership of all time. What what made you such a great partnership the too well. I think there are a lot of things I think when you look at how we played our singles The style of play with serve volley back in the eighties. That was kind of. That's how you play doubles back then too so it was really Our our singles games translated into being great doubles players. Naturally the lefty righty combination. If you look in tennis history whether it's nukem Roach whether it's the Brian twins whether it's McEnroe Fleming There's a lot of great Lefty righty doubles teams. I just think you know the choice of who serves the sun's tougher righty. There's just a lot of things that are beneficial to having a lefty righty Our personalities you don't have a partnership that long if your personalities don't gel well We enjoyed each other Our senses of humor clicked in. There are a lot of those matches through the years where we would play after. Martina was the featured match at night So we played and we had to wait late night tennis So if you didn't enjoy each other and our coaches got along. Well obviously we had teams. That were much smaller back then. My team was generally just one Martino. It's one of the first that brought in teams of more than one But our team's got along well and so it just led to who knew that January eighty-one with lead to what it ended up leading to it was I think ultimately nineteen eighty that Martina. Kool G to US could be your your partner partner. What do you remember about that? Phone call was at Deer Creek Country Club in Deerfield Beach Florida having a late practice and I'm a member. Lee Jackson longtime referee for the tour and She came out and You know years and years before anyone has self owner yet said Martinez on the phone and I mean whoever is practicing with the it was the practice was abandoned Iran in got it got on the phone. And W T tour office and You know she asked me. She doesn't mix her words. She didn't learn a lot of pleasantries. Just asked me if I had that commitment to doubles partner for the next year and I said no I did not. I had just the. Us Open just a month prior. I'd gotten into the finals with Betty Stove in Betty Stove his last tournament. And we lost Billie Jean King and Martinez. I think it was six six or five and five and I think that was probably the last indicator. Martina needed that. She she she was looking for. A younger partner was starting. Her career could play for a period of time and so it was obvious it. I didn't even have to break commitment. Thank God because if I'd had a commitment to somebody I mean that would have been a tough a tough one to pass on playing doubles with Martina. So I'm glad it worked out that I didn't have a commitment to a partner confessed to a tip off from for Mary Carillo but she has suggested that that I ask you about asking Martina to sign a cocktail Napkin to seal to seal team together forever. Yeah well we had already been together a long time because we we. We went through a stage at think Springtime of eighty four. We lost in the tournament of Champions in Orlando. We didn't lose again for over two years so I think it was. One hundred nine straight matches When we hit a one hundred wins and it was in Eastbourne so the tournament director George. Tendon threw a party for us that night. And we were celebrating To to the history of tennis no one can remember doubles team ever hitting one hundred wins in a row so A I decided to take that moment. I wrote a contract on a on a peeper. Napping it says I'M MARTINA NAVRATILOVA. Promise always to play doubles with Pam. Shriver and I had a witness line. The George Hendon was signed in as I stood up to give the toast and give the contract Martinez in my head ended up in a lamp shade so it was kind of like it was funny and it was. I have that I have. I still have that cocktail napkins somewhere. But it's back in Baltimore. My hometown Collecting dust but will not be thrown out. One hundred nine matches is is truly extraordinary April nine hundred ninety three to July one thousand nine hundred five did you did you feel. Invincible is a team. Well a lot of those matches we went into the matches knowing we were going to win them. But there was a handful that were incredibly dicey and I remember one in particular that was Right in the middle while it was about win number seventy five and it was in Madison Square Garden against our longtime rival. They were generally the number two team behind us. For many of those years Souckova Elena Sakaba Claudia. Coda kill and we came down to a tiebreak in the final set and I remember it was five. All it was late in the tie-break whenever I was returning and Martina just said return it low and I'm going to go and I'm like yes ma'am you know like you WanNa. That was great. It was like a plan now. Of course then you still have to execute but I remember as soon as I hit the return like that's going to be a low. It was a good return. Sheet timed or poach perfectly. Put It away and then we won the next point on serve so that was the hairiest moments that was when we came within two points of losing. But other than that. I don't remember match where we were like. Matchpoints down we. We won a lot of those matches during that streak in
Martina Castro on Bilingual Imposter Syndrome
"When you grew up speaking Spanish yet like my official first language is Spanish so three year old. Martina only spoke Spanish at home then the moment I entered preschool. My mother realized that I was struggling. Like in just to understand and she freaked out and and put me in front of the television and I learned English with Minnie and Mickey Mouse and cartoons in the morning and quickly through kindergarten became more fluent in English. And then it was my and people ask me and I feel way more fluent. My native language is English for sure. 'cause he's something else about it. Yeah which is I think is important to say I am not so emotionally fraught. Be To me too. And that's what I wanna get across because it's it sounds like okay. Let's wrap it up with a bow Martinez bilingual not true. I make these minor. Mistakes that throw people off. Wait a second. They're minor insofar as an example the subjunctive every once in a while. I'll just say it when I'm not supposed to or or or miss it when I shouldn't and Otherwise perfect right and then all of a sudden I I don't say the subjunctive right and so native speakers will be like. Oh well that's weird But it's it's so small that they don't correct me and therefore I have now fully ingrained these errors in my brain and I know that I will go out in the world and especially formal letters on email or I'll go out in the world and speak in public. I know I'm GonNa make these mistakes and I feel like an impostor you know. I'm not fully bilingual. I can I can never proof-read fully fully a script. I would prefer to have a professional translator proofread it. I'm making a living off of by being bilingual. And so it's a huge imposter syndrome contributor for me but I think it's so important to say this out loud every time I do. There's someone especially if I'm on stage speaking for an audience. There's always someone out there who feels identified with me because the language is such an a barrier but also a door to to this part of yourself and how dare we re remove that for someone. Because it's it's just not. It's just unfair that we've had to grow up with that this feeling that we don't belong if we don't speak well enough or you know somehow we can only belong if we can fake the accent or we can fake being that person you know like. I. It's been apart. It's been a theme of my entire life. It's my responsibility to go out and represent the people like us that are not fully one or fully the other that live in this middle space. This is what it is to be bilingual. Truly it means you don't always understand everything. There's always something you're missing. You're constantly code switching and you're never fully one or the other and that's awesome. That's the thing I want to get to where I'm trying to I. Want to be a proponent of that because I've suffered the other thing my entire life which is owned you better fit in one or the other you know like I was American at school I was Uruguayan at home I was. You know it's just. It was a whole congressman. Yeah constant it causes you to.
Storyteller Extraordinaire Martina Castro Has Her Own Exceptional Story
"Martina Castro is proof of what is possible. When you just start doing the thing you love. She's the CEO and founder of only media which she calls a globally minded podcast production company. Shell so co founded and produced the Ambiente. Npr's I ever spanish-language narrative journalism audio show throughout Martinez has challenged herself to grow as a storyteller and digital media leader. Earning respect from colleagues and contracts with big names like the popular dueling APP and the influential Ted Speaker series in short. She's doing what she loves doing it her way. Martina thank you so much for being here. It is a great honor a great honor. I'm like John. I was looking through your your your your roster I mean goodness you interviewed the lowest where I'm going to be on this podcast. This is this is. This is a highlight. You're a digital audio queen. You talked to a very high standard. So that signed off on that is it then. Stranger totally normal to be on someone else's podcast completely strange. I mean I still get a little like flustered and nervous but I think it's important to know what it feels like to be on the side otherwise you have zero sympathy for the people you you go out in an interview and I think it makes me more empathetic storyteller you start as an Internet. Npr That's your entree into all of this. Yeah I knew I needed to get an internship. I was over achiever in school and so I knew I had to follow the rules. And it's okay. I got to get an internship and so I applied for the internship and I didn't get it the first time I got one in another different radio journalism program and then three days after college ended. I started my internship at NPR and that just kicked everything off. It was really lucky. You realize how lucky you are in the sense that most people don't just stumble into their passion that early in in their career. It's shocking. Maybe I'm just personally envious as someone whose career has taken lots of twists and turns that you started there. But what's so interesting to me about your story. You really love audio in a way that I it took creating this podcast for me to appreciate what that even means right. Oh my goodness it was such a luxury I mean. That was my school I went to I. Everyone asked me of how I learned this and I said on the job I ask you about that because I I to. I don't have a journalism degree so I learned sitting in a newsroom. All of those things there are moments where I like. I wish I had that foundation. Do you ever have that moment? Yes all the time. I wish that I had had a little bit of that foundation. So that it can more confidently enter some rooms Especially in the beginning of my career I think in the beginning it was really really rough to be an outsider but at the same time such a a gift to be in the room looking back at my career it might look like a straight line but I wasn't even sure I wanted to stay in journalism back then and it wasn't because to go do anything else because I wasn't sure look at my internship my NPR enter chip. I mean this is months after I graduated from college I got sick or something and I suffer from migraines and I I had to call in sick and the executive producer at the time who no longer works there brought me and her office and she said look. I don't know if you have what it takes to make it in this industry because this industry is tough and it was it was hard. There were a lot of tough moments and I was starting at the quote unquote top. An impure you know it was. It was the top it was it was the best in if I was. I had to succeed and not mess up that Opportunity. And there's so much pressure that was like many. This isn't for me like I want to have fun doing what I do. I don't WanNa be so exhausted all the time I want have ideas and have them validated by the people around me. And you know there's a million reasons why I probably wasn't being validated. In that time I mean I was really young. Who knows mighty is probably good but I discovered the brand of journalism and storytelling that I wanted to do by chance and just in time meaning what I left. Npr. It was a bold move. I learned so much. I'm so grateful for that opportunity. I hate talking bad about it but I have to be honest. It wasn't the environment for me that was going to make me my best self and it was the beginning of me leaving journalism and I left and went to San Francisco and worked at KLW. And I found my bestself there. Thanks to people who really trusted me to be a leader who trust to figure things out on my own who created a culture of yes and who Inspired Fun and creativity in in a situation where we were also striving for excellence. And that was the beginning of me figuring out that I could actually make a work environment that in my image rather than having a mold myself to a work environment. That wasn't the right fit for
San Diego County Fair adds Melissa Etheridge to Grandstand concert lineup
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School forces 6-year-old to go to mental health facility
"A Florida woman is looking for answers after her daughter was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility six year old Nadia fox spent two days at the Jacksonville mental health center after a temperament school her mother Martina he's traumatized she's not herself anymore I don't know what the long term effects are she says her daughter has attention deficit hyperactivity in mood disorder sheriff's report says she attacked school staff members and destroyed property she was hospitalized under Florida's Baker act as a danger to herself and others critics say the Baker act is over used with children at least one state lawmaker hopes to change
UNHCR - Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2019
"While there was a modest increase in refugee resettlement in two thousand nineteen a tremendous gap persists between between needs and placement the UN refugee agency. UNHCR reported on Wednesday UNHCR estimated that one point four million refugees. He's worldwide were in urgent need of resettlement last year but the agency was able to place less than sixty four thousand. Most of the refugees were from Syria. Syria the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Myanmar. They were mainly relocated to the United States Canada. The United Kingdom Sweden and Germany last year. UNHCR joined governments NGOs and civil society in launching a three year strategy to boost the number of resettlement places and admissions and to expand the number of countries offering these programs. The strategy also set a target of sixty thousand settlement departures to twenty nine countries in two thousand nineteen gene which was achieved and UNHCR chief. Filippo Grandi has wrapped up a visit to three countries in Africa Suhel region where the activities he's of terrorist groups and organized criminal groups of caused humanitarian emergencies and mass displacement during his last. Stop in burkina-fasso. Mr Guerande Rondi met with women and children who had witnessed their husbands fathers and sons murdered for refusing to fight alongside armed groups. The terrorists also raped women. Milland girls destroyed homes and schools undiluted farms Mr Grandee. Who is the U N high? Commissioner for Refugees also visited his year and Martina China to assess how displacement is affecting host countries. Both nations are sheltering scores of people fleeing violence in Mali. We always look at the Suhel. We we think about terrorism. We think about what in theory threatens Europe said the UNHCR chief from Kina Foucault. But the real problem is here. It's here that we must intervene. Before this crisis becomes unmanageable he added
"martina" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"What clash urine and in that way. Okay I think it's a a really stupid endeavor like there's notion of worrying suit it's like why why tell me. What will you dress up and you honor this thing? But it's like yeah but but why. Why is that a way to be respectful of something to put on this uniform? The uniform religious signal a Tuxedo is signaling rich. That's normal people rent one to go to a wedding the act. It's an opportunity the rents. Let's see yeah and it's like they get to rent this evening where they're high class. I think there's something implicitly wrong with that. Yeah that's fair fair. That's fair and they have basically a day that they can't afford in real life like your average person you're poor ravaged persons like dumps dumps all this money on a wedding that they can't afford or the minimal even if they can afford to be much better spent investing in house or something. Everyone could agree so that wasn't his doing it and it's because they want to feel rich for a day now that they wanNA feel rate. I don't think they know that that's what they want. But oh I think that is what's going on it's like they get act like royalty on this one day and then get to eat no way. They wouldn't normally get to eat and they get to. You know it's all wrapped up Brin class stuff. I think I mean I do think I think psychologically men maybe this is tied into what you just said but I think psychologically people like having living moments where they feel special right and dressing up as a part of that. It's like part of the whole thing like I'm doing something different today today. And it's a special day so we're going to do things different we're GONNA do. We're GONNA make it memorable do yeah. I'm with you all the way right. Now I'm totally with you. And that's a valid thing to do. But why is it. The special thing we're going to do is emulate great gatsby. Why isn't a special thing we're going to do is? We're all going to dress up like our favorite characters. From game of thrones at this wedding or why are we going to do X. Y. Z.. Of things I love we all like Everyone wants to be fancy and they want the train on their dress to be eighty feet long. The princess. Think in general. It's like I WANNA look my absolute blue best for this special day. Something out of the ordinary agree and then hormone. I'm I'm with you but it's not. How is the thing to look rich rich? It's not to look rich as to look different than normal and different than normal is dressed up. You don't do that. Normally if I were overalls to wedding it's like yeah. I I do that all the time. You want. To be like heightened version. I want you to get married in like A RODEO bar. That's not very me. I know but it's different if you want special indifferent you want it to be. You got married in Rodeo Bar. I wish I had the end. That was the end. This is the end. I guess I like that about country and Western stuff they. There's guys like this coat and ties killing me in this high society. You cry all day. They've always kind of rejected their fancy fancy thing that's true. It's kind of a staple of country and western music like the back of that pickup truck. Tailgate drop fucking Cottonwood fall like snow in July sure so maybe angus more country right the so funny. I mean every everything just triggers people people differently like that triggers me way more than because you're afraid drag races. Yeah right yeah but I don't think I do not. I think that all people who are country or live in the country or like country music or wear a cowboy hat or raises. I do not think that but you know I just. That's my immediate immediate emotional reaction when I see someone in the back of a pickup truck with that that I get nervous at that point. Yeah and it's not fair and Frederick flag flowing that tips it exactly well. It was a fun time Nashville. God Damn want go where every year there needed to me. That's like Austin. Oh one in things so I got a shirt there. We talked about it That I loved Nude Honky. tonk Bar Nudie honky-tonk there was a naked. The lady on the Shirt Hernandez were out and I tried to order you one because you liked it and is sold our surprise dynamite dynamite shirt in your colors newbies. You could send us one for DAX. He's a large any likes black and gold love black and gold. Yeah all right well you know again then we. We had two great guests in Nashville. That were both very big gets for us in Hana gratitude for both of them to stay tuned for Dirk Ear..
"martina" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Up and I was really excited because one of them has been in love with Martina since she was just a little Gal really and she was so excited she got to get a picture with her. Yeah I I was happy. I could give that to her. I gave anything to her but part of her meeting someone she loved. Yeah I love. I liked that I really liked. Martina me too. She has like some kind of smooth confidence that I really drawn to me too. I think with her a little bit. Wow but john was there John I live to see you can have A. He sat next to my friends. We did yeah the whole time. He was just like fact checking her like he was like it was a hundred and seventy eight shows. I think he's well. That would be me. Kristen get interviewed. Yeah such a husband and wife thing to do okay so so so you said hoops that the average kid watches a million murders on TV. By the time they're a the average child will watch eight thousand murders hitters. Got The eight number. I was being facetious. I didn't really think it was million. But that's a lot eight thousand before finishing elementary school Ooh on TV. Yeah I feel like it would be a pertinent time dimension. Jack Nicholson's great quote if you had a breast off with a machete that's PG thirteen when you lick abreast it's NC seventeen. Yeah you have talked about. I like that. That's a real good opener float. We eighth allow. What's what we're threatened by threatened by sensuality and not hacking at it off with a mature Tae? I know that's disturbing to me. It's so disturbing you know. Some people were understandably. Put off by the Richard Dawkins interview. They felt like He and or I are both of us. Were too harsh on religion religion. I understand that I think I'm supportive of people. Being whatever they want to be there makes them happy so so I'm not being critical of any specific religion but I do hate how puritanical our country is when it comes to sex it really bothers me. It's like so laden with shame. I I think it's all about the patriarchy to I think it's all the foundation of it. All is males fear of women having pleasure and them not mean the one that provides it to them. Their fear of being terrible lovers are insignificant. I think that's the bedrock of it. Maybe so this puritanical thing and the notion that Being essentials dangerous for sexual dangerous right I think is rooted in Mayland security. Somehow I like that's probably true. I'm sure there's a lot of reasons. Jason Layers I mean you are the most vulnerable when you're naked and your intimate with someone put in the most beautiful way. Imagine engine allowed or not or you're getting taken advantage of or you're getting a percentage of the sexual activity that happens on in America. Erica that is something negative or a criminal daily rate. It's under one percent resolve. Violence is violence. Yeah no one's like loving getting hit in the head with a bat just doesn't exist right right. I'm getting shot. No one's pump. They got shot right. But the vast vast vast as fast ninety nine point nine percent of people who are being sexual. It's a pleasurable experience in that vulnerability is a beautiful thing. It's like you're saying someone I trust you. Take me like this uncovered. That's what a beautiful thing that somehow negative. I know I agree disturbing to me. It seems backwards. That's for sure. A study in the Journal of Pediatric says the average eight year old child spends eight hours a day on media by age eighteen a US youth will have seen sixteen thousand simulated murders. Two hundred thousand acts of violence. They're a boy and they have the Internet. They probably we also seem six point. Nine million sexual scenes label. I don't know that those are independent of violence and by the way that's the result of of ushering it into the fringes. Yeah I agree you reap exactly what you saw like. If you're you think love makings dirty and shameful. That's what what you get. It's what you're GONNA get. It doesn't mean you're just GonNa turn that section of your brain is going to get like a pervert is exactly fair sized is D- Yes preclude the ties D- year if you only if you leave it to people have no regard for society to present it then you know. Yeah I agree Steven Spielberg should be making love making scene. You know I'm sure he has. He has this he has something you folks was sacks. Also these guys don't huckle sex even Tarintino Tarintino who so bold and so fearless. No love-making scenes ever ever. There's a couple of rape scenes Yeah great great sexually charged date between a Vincent Vega Gotcha and Houma Thermos Character Conan. Be More Romantic and sexual. But there's no physical sexy stuff. I think it's a little disturbing that he's not not showing that and then showing ray. That's kind of my point though. Is that all of these people. Feel much more comfortable with violence than they do with sensuality. Yeah even a guy is fearless. Lists him as afraid of. I don't know if he's afraid he's never done it. I don't know why does beg the question why there's no love making scene any Tarantino movie. I'm sure there's a lovemaking scene in Spielberg. Maybe there there has to be. Maybe I can't think of one but but maybe you're right. We'll put that on the list rob year in fact. Check their lovemaking scene in true romance healing to the screenplay and yeah there was love making scenes but I think that was all really scattered. Tony Only Scott whichever one directed that which they have tons of lemmings like top gone and days of thunder beautiful making things with Tom. Cruise and Nicole Kidman in and all that some people do it but I think I think a lot of directors are very nervous about it. That's what got me in my head. Most movies movies have lovemaking scenes and not all like earned like no you know. It's just like girl just decides by. Yeah but I don't. I don't think there's a lack of lovemaking scenes in movies. I'm going to say the Kona three so your very favorite love making scene one two three gray's anatomy. Oh Oh wait a minute. You didn't say anything going no mine. Mine's OUTTA sight. Oh I thought we were going to say it at the same time. I was just curious. I didn't want you to think too much about it. I just wanted my favorite is Yeah this scene and grey's anatomy With Nick Dreamy and Meredith Grey hottest. Aw Hottest Al Yeah really pathogens. God I wish I could remember the details. It's been a long time to watch that show but it was very steamy so steaming they were on a hospital bed. Oh Wow yeah not a conventionally sexy so listen God defend it. It's not even just WanNa know there was like a fake prom happening. Ho that's Romantic E. And then they. They kind of escaped into this room. Sexy Hospital No. That's I the most sexy places like what's sexiest like sexy on the beach. I think that's lame to sand up in your ass hall in your who cliche so but it had been leading up so much sex tench. That's the real thing for me is like the sex has to Behi- cut it with a knife. Yes so that you're just like just do it. Yeah I love that. And then there's this music in the background. ooh Wow and you like outta sight which I've seen. Yeah I can name three that I love outside Desperado. Angel Doc. Desperate thank you Abu. I would forget that Desperado. Oh so sexy nine and a half weeks Mickey Rourke and then also Angel Ngel Heart. Mickey Rourke Mickey Rourke could land a sex scene like you can't imagine interesting. I haven't focusing sexy. I mean for me they have to be in love. That's a that's a pre wreck for me for me for you dog He was in love with both of the ladies that I just mentioned and also Outside they have a lot of chemistry. Sure fucking build up and they can't be together because he's an outlawed. She's law enforcement. I Love Love God. It's good trying to think if there's ever been one where it's like banging. Yeah would not be on my list. I have to think of course the first thing that I wanna see that well. Let's compare each. Let's have a little kristen. Throw some that her favorite. We'll have a night of of lovemaking unseens great. We'll see what happens.
"martina" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Tell me about your podcast was the name of your podcast. It's called focal point. Vocal Point Okay Luminary. And how often do you record it. I have to work around whenever people are available so we have twenty six episodes in the first season. I think we've recorded maybe eighteen or nineteen and so far but there's I think we've had five or six released okay. Garth was the first one. AH COMING UP I I got to talk with Loretta. Brenda Lee John Party. Hardy was this week and enjoy it. I love it you know I love it. I'm kind of an introvert so I don't know how I'd like it. I was kind of like I don't know but I've loved it and what I've loved the most about it is getting to sit down with these artists for instance John Party or Pam Tillis. We've known each other for Pam Tillis and I have known each other for years. We see each other backstage ax stage. But I've never sat down and had a conversation with her. Yeah so it's really fun to talk with Vince. Gill and Amy Grant. Oh kidding coming up around Christmas time and you know I've known them for years to sit down in this capacity what I love about it to get people out of the Promotion Cycle. Do not just saying the same old soundbites I think people see a different side of them a different side of me. Because it's like this is just like conversation and Yeah I've interviewed like friends of had for a decade where in in this context all of a sudden. We're talking about stuff. I would have never known about them or even my mother liked talking to my mom and going like oh I guess I would ask anyone else. I was interviewing this question so now I gotta ask you this question. Yeah it's really kind of a special little cocoon you get into isn't it yeah. Well that's fantastic. I look for it now. I WanNa talk about your charity work because I noticed so you work with several spokesperson for the national domestic violence hotline. or You are one time where maybe it was. All right and a lot of your work is is about domestic violence. And I'm curious. What drew you to that? It all started with the Song I had called Independence Day and Independence Day really changed changed my life on so many levels like I can remember hearing that demo and feeling so passionate about that song when we did the video I was really really like i WanNa meet these directors. I want to sit down and talk about this because if we're not going to do it in a really realistic hard hitting way if the record company wants to sugar coated. But I'm just I just don't want to do it so we really made for. The time was a really hard hitting video because growing up in a small town of course there was probably domestic violence but nobody knew about it. It was really swept under the rug and so I had no idea really. It never really occurred to me to be honest. And then the scope of it and so when I recorded corded Independence Day. When I heard that song I was so enraged? Just ignited this passion in me to try to figure out a way to make a difference and and so that's how I got started working with the national domestic violence hotline and a great teen dating website called Love respect. I can remember feeling so on fire about this issue and not because you had personally experienced or witnessed it not really. I mean I think as women I feel like back we if we're really honest with ourselves we've all been kind of helpless at the hands of a man there's so many layers to it right. Yeah just think like Oh someone in kicking someone's ass well that's one thing but then there's these layers of control right and there's gas lighting and there's all these things that US terrible men do you can start small right like I read a quote of yours. It's like I don't WanNa hang out with your friends right so like I is like a step of isolation chair. Sure The lady away from the other people in her life that might point out. You know Paul's kind of an asshole strategy right and not letting anything with your family right on the phone or have any money. That's in your own control. It did you. Watch the ARC. Kelly documentary I did. Oh my God when you look at those steps. It's just I again plan of how to do this. And the yeah the keeps ratcheting up. Then call me daddy now. Now I'll tell you when you can eat all these things so people the need to know or they could be in an abusive relationship or controlling relationship. That doesn't maybe have the physical the physical aspect. Yeah sometimes when I'm performing on stage inch think to myself. Statistically someone in this room is being abused. Oh most certainly yeah and so I think to myself what's the abuser thinking making and also how brave of this woman to come here to be able to hear that message and some people maybe they will. Maybe they don't know independence day but they find themselves how's that show and they hear it and my hope is that it gives them some kind of I mean. I got so many letters about that song back in the day when they would people still wrote fan letters and I mean just reading over and over about the impact of that song and my point is i. Don't take credit for that because I feel like I was just a vehicle that that song flowed through to do. Its thing in the world that it was meant to do. I'm so lucky the ungrateful that I got to sing that song but it did make a big difference France for so many women. Sometimes they would say in this relationship for ten years. I heard the song on the radio and went home and got out. That's amazing that's amazing and it's true that because those folks are probably isolated to such a degree that we're lead the only thing that might penetrate. Ah Bubble is a song or is Amir is a show or something that can get in there and make them feel like they're not the only one going through it because that's the thing right. Everyone feels very alone alone and all of their own trauma and you know I had my mom on which is my favorite interview. I know her whole pass and I had a step dad that abused her and I witnessed. Install that disconnect I had was I know my mom. She's of fucking bad as she raised three kids by herself and built this business and she's top she she would stop light and challenge guys to fights and stuff I mean she was a beast. She is obese and I had never thought to ask her. Like how could you of all people have been in a relationship and she said you know. I was so ashamed to admit I had failed again. I had already been divorced from Your Dad and now I knew I was GONNA enough to call my parents and say I did it again. That shame I would rather get hit than have to deal with that. Shame and that fucking broke my heart and I just thought aw man that is the power of shame. And that's the power of people not sharing their imperfections and not owning all this many struggles that we all are up against all the time. So it's so important. I think you so much for being a part of that. I'm really happy that you spend your time and energy helping women that were you guys Nashville. Bill we love you so much. I want to thank Martina guys a huge round of applause miniature mouse you guys are are beautiful and I hope you'll have us back. We would love to come back. Thank you guys so much and now my favorite part of the show the fact check with my soul mate Laden Monica Nashville boy. What a town Dinky town? What Fun Food Gap Prime? We ate at dead. We loved over. Place is good as Houston's might be Chris and thinks thinks it's better right. I guess it sadder. Yeah no I don't think it's better but I did. It's in the same world this is UC's so delicious. And then I'm God Huey Houston. St's He has an St. Makes me so happy. Yeah I enjoy his company. Benny so much Houston is our friend that we got to see a national meet an audit my business manager. I love him so much so fun to talk to. And you've got the party with your friends in my friends. My Nice friends beautiful good looking nice friends drove.
"martina" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"She's she's just awesome an Reba. I've got to meet Waylon Jennings and Willie. Oh do you watch this. Show called tales from the tour bus. Yes yes you've seen it I love it. Yeah okay. So there's a whalen wailing got a two part episode. What they do is they interviewed the whole band and they tell you the history of the musician and then the animate it Mike? Judge makes city animates the stories. It's so great. The first season's all country stars almost all of them have shot somebody in jail over it but my favorite part was he's. He's talking to like the drummer of his band and he goes he goes. Yeah you know before shows we were we take uppers and we all WanNa make sure. He's on same page. So I'm going round circle. I said Jimmy would hominy money. uppers you on. He said I'm on three. Mike what are you only said. I'm on three S A good. I'm on three you house among forty two it. It was wild about my God. I always really fantasized about that lifestyle because it was fucking hard partying MHM. Somehow they all had these awesome wives and no one seemed to give a shit and as a young man. They've figured it out there on yellow jackets and sidewinders and Blue Widows Rosenblatt beamers and Sodom pills and singing music. He was sweating like a motherfucker. Oh my God can't find a pitcher Aweil and it doesn't look like you just hopped got Asana. That's so true now when you met whalen what he was in his calmer years. I'd imagine yeah it was. I opened a couple of shows for him and my dad was he idolized waylon and he kind of looked like him. He had the beard and the long hair and wore the cowboy hat. That was kind of his persona. You know minus the speed and the drugs that we know of but so when I met Wayland I was like. I'm so happy to meet you and you just remind me so much from my dad which is probably a terrible thing for me to say to him. He's probably like Nice but anyway he took a picture with me and I got to see him several times after that and it was just yeah I mean that kind of thing meeting your heroes first of all. I'm so shocked that they even know who I am. It's so flattering. Yeah have you ever had your Dan out to play with you my dad. I've got to sing on the opry with me. The twice yeah. I had him on stage to sing and I was so nervous for him he was is fine. He channeled his inner whalen but it was like such a cool thing from for me to be able to do for him because he's listening to the opera since he was a kid and probably in a different place in time would have pursued a career as an artist. And so I'm standing there going. I'm so nervous for him. And of course he opens his mouth. Has Guitar Opens. The mouth starts singing. And it's like Oh yeah this is the guy that taught me I mean. He knows he knows what he's doing. So sweet to be able to share that with him and my younger brother was playing guitar on the stayed did with me so we got to kind of go back in time a little bit yeah. That's so beautiful and then isn't it nice. We were talking about earlier. It's like yeah you can get used to to success and you can take for granted and it's hard to actually even sometimes internalize the good things that are happening in your life but it's much easier when when you see that you could give your dad and opportunity like that like isn't that kind of isn't nap moment almost better than any moment you've ever yourself one hundred percent. Yeah Yeah Ah to be able to Monica's rich and famous now. That makes me so much happier than anything I've ever done. She's loaded guys if you're at a bar with her tonight she she don't ask me for money but over your career. You've I'm sure been able to help other people and be a part of their story. I didn't have anything to do with their success but little big town was an opening. Act For me really very first. Starting out in their first album out and it was one of those experiences where it was just we clicked and they clicked with my whole band and crew and my family and you you know sometimes when you go out on tour with an artist. There's a separation that happens with us. We stay. We were out in the parking lot every night after the show until we tell the crew would pack up and we'd move on just just having some drinks and talking and listening to music and they're the salt of the Earth by the way and so talented I cannot root for them enough Behind so I think what they maybe took away from. That was how to treat opening acts on tour now that they had there in that position so just to be able to see their in what watched that that star take off take off. Yeah Yeah have you ever been in Willie's bus have yet what happens is on Willie's bus stays on Willie's god-like Vatican status right like wherever his buses it's legal exactly. He's a sovereign nation within his son is using his bus Lukas Nelson. Oh he's he's fantastic. I imagine they don't even to light up in there anymore. Just how the door and take a couple deep breaths I went out to pilgrimage festival to interview Lucas from my podcast. CAST walked on the bus and saw him before the show and I left that bus feeling kind of happy. I didn't do anything. It was just from the area. I'm fifteen eighteen years sober and I went to interview. Thank you I went in. I want I was going to write some project and I thought Kevin Smith at that writer Director Kevin Smith I thought oh he would. He knows a lot about superheroes. I'll talk to him and so I went to his office and he's like Oh yeah it'd be happy to talk to you. Do you mind if I smoke Bonomo. No not at all go crazy and I was in there for two and a half three hours talking about Superman with him. While he burned Dube's I was riding home on my motorcycle and and I was like I'm going so slow. I never ride this slow. I'm always in a hurry and I'm just like don't I think I got out of second gear. That whole right on like oh I think I got a Freebie. You're planning a meeting a month with the nightly now this project I'll never right. They tuned for more live. Show after this exciting commercial break we are supported by best fiends. My favorite game on my own to distract myself while I'm traveling or I'm bored at an appointment. It's a unique in exciting puzzle. Experience unlike any other puzzle game out there you and I love brain trivia going. They're playing it on our trip home from Nashville Nashville. Yes it makes the time fly does in the best part is you can play without cell signal or Wi fi and new levels come out every month breath and never gets old. 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"martina" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"No you should have been basically with my second one when she was three and a half weeks old. I was on a plane to the Thames to sing. Because I had that opportunity and I had to take it got to a point where there's so many exciting things happening. But it's human nature are to take it a little bit for granted and also just. I was tired. I was tired from being a new mom and with my third kid who's fourteen. I took some time off. Yeah Yeah I learned my lesson did you. Did you lucked out in that. You started releasing albums back when people still bought out pretty significant levels US sold fourteen eighteen million albums to date maybe more that's bonkers but as the businesses changed now or order today for sure and then I imagine gradually throughout that period. More and more your money. Your livelihood is performing is doing shows right as being on tour so at at the apex. How many days a year were you on the road? Doing shows probably ninety eight ninety eight play a big year for us. Okay meaning ninety nine thousand nine hundred ninety eight hours yes shows and then days travel on either side of that and so do you have now. Here's what so my wife is. The Best Person I've ever met in my life. I adore her. She's a mother of two and I seen seeing her and I've seen this to be common in our. My business back home is that she feels guilty at work and then she feels guilty at home. It's it's like she's at home she's like I'm should be woman who's out making a living and I shouldn't have to be here with the kids and then when she's at work she's like Oh my should be home and this is something DADS. Don't even have to think. Think about when I leave. I'm like science suck asses. I'm over two days. I'll sleep. Sixteen hours all watched three movies movies on. I don't feel any guilt and when I'm home I'm digging it and I love it. I never think Oh. I'm supposed to be working because it is a unique kind of guilt that working mothers have had thrown on their shoulders. Did you wrestle with that. Oh definitely yeah I mean even though I took my kids with me when they were little you still feel feel like I don't know like you're falling short and it's just. I don't know why we do that to ourselves. And where that came from. Yeah well into each other I mean I mean I guess guys say this but I definitely hear women say to my wife like Oh how do you do that. There's always like this little subtexts or if she's on a red carpet they never asked me. How do I do it like Oh you have to shows and a podcast? How're you parenting? They don't even think about it but with her. They're like like oh you're onto shows. How do you do it societal? And it's all these little suggestions that are supposed to remind you got so many times and I still get asked. How do you balance having kids in career? Yeah every working mom we do it sometimes. We feel like we're killing it and sometimes we feel like we're falling short. It's just you know you do the best you can and my kids. I always really knew that they were my priority. And I think we're super well adjusted kids from being on the road with me as long as they're not in a band called the penetrators traders so when you make a decision that you wanna spend more time with your children that means you're not gonNA be on. The road is much and that's a big source of income income but so that is just its own thing to to wrestle with you in John Right to figure out but then also you're aware. I'm sure that there's probably early eighty families that you somehow effect you go out on the road that it's not you and a guitar. That's hundreds of people's in some capacity right and their livelihood. Livelihood is in your basket. Is that become even harder to make that decision. Yeah it does. I was really lucky that I was able to put my band and crew on on the salary at some point so that alleviate a little bit of that guilt but Delaney started kindergarten. I said when she starts kindergarten kindergarten. We are cutting back and just doing weekends because I really want her to have the same kind of like going to school every day having her little friends routine I was a room mother. You're so exciting to me to be able to be a part of that. Yeah and did you have the experience that I had where I had this fantasy of doing this. I knew it all that was. Who's GonNa feel like anyone's GonNa feel like to be famous? I knew it was going to feel like they have a lot of money. I just knew I was going to wake up in the morning like that. Dr Todd there he is you do that. I do that but now based on something else going. I did not find that. I felt the way I was expecting to feel having accomplished dreams. I had set out for myself. Yeah I mean on some level I had this deep sense of gratitude for it and I know I'm lucky as hell but the self esteem. I thought that would accompany that just didn't in I children they arrive and I was like. Oh this is that magic thing I had always fantasize is about and it delivers like being in that room right handing out cookies. There's something about that's really something to hang your hat on as a human right or self esteem wise. Yeah and and you're raising people like what you do and say to them matters and their formation as people you know so. It's a huge job and it's one that I I took and take very seriously. Yeah as crazy rewarding isn't it. Oh yeah beets all this stuff is in two thousand and two you released a greatest hits and it went three times platinum but when you release an album Mike that first of all must be like. Oh my God I have a greatest hit like I do a greatest hits. That's just wonderful. That's that's so great part of being a musician isn't it. Well you know it is accomplishment. Yeah I mean I. It's it's amazing. When I put that record out and I felt like every song on there was bona fide? Hit you know what I mean. It wasn't like this two hits and a bunch of filler. Yes sometimes you save a little early on. The greatest hits early can't say three three songs and then the other ones new to yeah. We put four new songs on the air which were blessed concrete angel shoot. I can't remember Ah when God fearing women get the blues and I think where would you be and that was humongous and you have been called and I just want to ask one question about this. You've been called the celine dion beyond country music. That's crazy that's a moniker. You have been the Selene Dion of country music. Have you cloned any of your dogs dugs. No that's Barbara streisand shit. I got them wrong. I although I wouldn't put pat who knows she has to have some cloned cats or something be cloned any animals. Yeah you gotTA building your legend. Do you know what I'm saying. You got to do some crazy. eccentrics Antrix Swimming Pool Champagne or something now you also as I said earlier you were female vocalists of the year several times in you tied Reba. mcentire and can I do my Reba mcentire impersonation for you really quick. Look at him while he does it love Vertu at space bracket Brown. That's my impersonation I say her name but I change it to bracken buyer unbelievable racking. Ah I don't know my wife was housing. The award show and I met her reba so excited and she gave me like Tom. Cruise level like appears my full energy and she goes number Iraq and bar owners and I said to kristen I think she said her name was Reba. Brier really happened not have clearly. She knows her own name name but I swear to God. It sounded like Barack brighter. Oh my God you're good. What are you on scrubs? Now quick on the show yours ores. We'd love to have her put. Her initials will say. BB bracket brier. Have you I want to ask if you you got to be friendly and friends with your heroes and socially I'm it's amazing and so I've gotten to spend a lot of time with Loretta Lynn. Oh yeah.
"martina" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Together and we bought a huge Dr Peanut Butter Jar Jelly and a loaf of bread red and that was going to be our food for the week the week and we were going to share it all and everybody was like stopped taking so much peanut butter like last Gig fell through through and we all stuffed ourselves. We how old were you during the penetrators. You have to keep saying that. I was the over-under Amec's penetrators Lisa does. Does he -tations right. Yeah I was seventeen. Seventeen in the lead singer of the penetrators of course. And did you guys do covers or did you have original song. We did mostly covers. We did heart and journey. Ernie Pat Ben Atar. Yeah like this is what mid eighties late eighties eighty. Four eighty four primetime to be singing some Benetton at a Holiday Inn Express. They weren't even expresses yet. Do you remember off the top of your head. What the guarantee was for that week long residency Linzie? I would love to know. I bet it was in the seventy dollar rain finally. Did you have any aspirations to go to college. Well yes I moved to Hutchinson which is about forty miles away town of about forty thousand people and I worked at the dairy queen. Oh here we go. I knew a dairy Queen would be story. Sorry you're not Indian or are you. You don't seem to be Indian. You don't know this but Monica unfortunately as a kid a boy she liked said he would date her but she couldn't because her family worked at dairy queen which they didn't say a stereotype Monica's unfortunately Indian. I know I briefed her on. Everyone's ethnicity backstage scotch-irish when you worked at dairy Queen I worked at Dairy Queen. Sang in this the penetrators this junior college okay for one semester. Because here's the thing. My school was the exact opposite of a college prep school okay. The One ten students yet. The year I graduated there was thirty for kids in the fourth grade of high school. All my good. What are you talking about sports? What they played tennis eight man football basketball and and whatnot but the good news? If you've ever sheedy's athlete has a kid move there. They're GONNA play share. They're going to have to play. Who else will they play? In many years later I was watching football with my husband and I was like what are all these teams are going in and out. There's a defensive team often poor guys out there and play their home. They probably ripped tickets at the front of the stadium to cars still in the field so Q.. And the blizzard has just come out. By the way that's like shaking up the whole Paradigm Buster Parfait was my favorite too. I'm allergic to peanuts. And I'll still eat it twice a year. I don't care air extra hot fudge year of the blizzard off the top of your head. I just remember when I was like in seventh grade. That shit hit the front page. Oh Am I right. It's in that zone right. Yeah a blizzard. You had to do the little curlicue yet to be able to do that before he can. Wait on people you know and did you hold the blizzard upside down. If so did it ever go wrong. I didn't do that. Okay now when you yes I feel bad for them. Go to a dairy queen. We only go on family vacations. There's always twelve of US twelve blizzards and then guys Racist peanut butter. Ah or cream pie so and I might forget pageantry. Just give us the damn during say look good. I don't know why so thick. Yes like dinty Moore soupy with a fork. They really want to dig into this. Blizzard aches extreme extreme. Sorry you're working over at dairy queen. I'm trying to go to college but I have been so overwhelmed and confused how to do it. I was living off campus. I don't even know if they had a campus but I was living in an a little duplex cost me two hundred dollars a month. Just didn't understand like the whole scheduling thing and it was just overwhelming to me so I only Wanna semester and then I didn't go back and I really wish that I'd stuck with it but well I think it worked out everything. Everything seems fine penetrators. Yes the penetrators are only going to wait so long for you to learn intro to biology or whatever now penetrators unfortunately broke up and then you formed another group nope called the double penetrators you wish. Is it called Lotus. Mr Something peaceful you went the other way. Yeah did was saying in a band called the works. The works which I saying you know wouldn't Huston money rate these. These are Frederick Swings Whitney. I didn't know any better. Did you dance with somebody. Did I WANNA dance with somebody with somebody. Eddie who got you always sing in front of our like a great singer art and doing it in hopes that she'll it sounds so bedsheets to fix it. No but I'm trying to get to the ban that you formed where you then met your wonderful husband who I met backstage John On. I sang in a band called Lotus. You're right five nights a week at this club and I had some ended up having some vocal issues and so I had to take a little bit of time away from that band. Plus white ended up doing two nights a week instead of five and the club owner came to me and said by the way you need to do more interaction action with the audience. So I think that we're going to have you give you a wireless mic and have you come out and sit on people's laps safe people. I'm unhatched also you look very unstable onstage. So we put a poll up in the middle. Just feel free Rita's stabilize yourself in a circle and boy you seem to be spits in up there so just why you drop a layer while you're stabilizing yourself crazy so then I decided to put this band together on my own. And that's how I met my husband because somebody said John McBride has personal space so once give him a call. He's just building it and you can rehearse your band there and I said cool so I went and did that John and our band never made it out of the rehearsal space because I was dealing with a bunch of babies like I was eighteen years old and I was the only one that had a car twenty five thirty a year old men and I had to go around and pick them all up at their parents house. Though I'm stacked against me from the get-go but we rehearsed and our biggest stream was to do the Holiday Inn circuit sure so we got a guy an agent from Kansas City named frank literally had a trenchcoat. Oh great it's like very shady character. He came down to see us and he said you know. I've got you this week in the Holiday Inn in Missouri and we were like so excited band imploded. I go to my husband. We're just we hadn't even started dating. He lived in this warehouse where the rehearsal space was. I thought this is is a catch. Now he doesn't even live with his mom was like wow. He had a car so I said to him. I don't know what I'm GONNA do. I think frank is GONNA kill. This happened and John said amid call them all. Call Them for you. I said really because I was so used to being on my own and taking care of everybody and everything and paying all the bills and and I was like he'd really do that you'd call that for. I mean he was like yeah. I'll call him for you and I John Frank this John McBride disband ain't GonNa make it Hong Phone and you're like what are you doing for dinner or not just became really good friends and I would go there after my set finished at the club because I we're still singing in that band and three in the morning and we just talk and hang out and we met and a month later we started dating a month after that we got engaged and out for a year ahead so conventionally terrible plan most people who get engaged on day. Thirty aren't long for this married life. But you're one of these cases if it were worked out because you guys have been married since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight thousand eight.
"martina" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Do actually growing up in and that really rural safe you know me and my brother would get on our bikes and ride all day just total freedom and also having chores like physical labor chores I am having animals to care for. Yeah I really miss that for them and I would love to go back and live on a farm at some point this macabre but also you have kind of firsthand and experience with the food chain which I think people would be helped to recognize. You know like I read this book called on killing about how we're we're kind of all fascinated with death average kid watches like a million murders by the time they're eight on TV normal TV. This person's theory. was you know we used to grandma's among grandma used to die at home we buried them maybe in the backyard we dealt with all that we actually processed meat on our farms. We had a firsthand relationship with death the whole circle of life and then when you're completely removed from that you just become like perversely fascinated by it because you don't have any connection to it right. Yeah feel good about death. Probably not I have seen it firsthand. Was We used to have one time a year where we would put up chickens and so yeah you definitely get to see that firsthand and in my mom would would go through the whole process of plucking them and yeah. My grandma had them and I do remember watching my uncle. One and boy. They get busy for a long time after they're dead. Yeah running around like the chicken with the heads go. That's a real thing. Yeah Yeah I've never seen chickens more active. Sorry Monica more strikes Exa Chick-fil-a. You're right six is not looking. So yeah not faring. Well your father's started making cabinets and then he actually started selling cabinetry at some point. Yeah Yeah and he was a carpenter like he would build houses and really kind of just whatever needed to be done. You know. Install cabinetry fix bathrooms build houses. He was a carpenter under. Yeah and us to is hypocrisy or true that you you kind of spend a Lotta time with dad and shop and that's maybe where you were introduced to country music is that yeah well. My Dad also had a country band as a hobby so he was the tar player. He Still Plays Guitar and sings as a hobby. Daryl Right Daryl and so there was always music around our house and it was usually really traditional country Music Ernest Tubb Hank Williams Loretta Lynn Patsy Kline and then also he got into the outlaw country. That's where yeah I live. Oh Yeah I was GONNA sing wayland songs and then I ran out of a confidence going to the lonesome. Walgreen mean and then I pulled the plug. Yeah you still so there was always music around the house. Always he always has banned starts starts singing in the band. When I was about seven years old and his band right in his band Martinez real last name is shift? I shouldn't say real no disrespect John who I matt originally how about that your maiden name is shift and so the band was the shifter's shift in shifter's couldn't be cuter it's a family name the shifter's the name. Yeah and my mom ran the soundboard. My Dad Played Guitar and Sang. It was the bandleader. I played keyboards and sang. My younger brother played guitar and Steel Guitar. And and saying and I had for a while my older played drums so it was a family. We would go out on Saturday night and find this like abandoned school building. We we just have a dance for four hours and people would come from miles around bringing their own big coolers and people of all ages like from little kids to grandma and GRANDPA and we just play music for four hours to step. How would how would you promote that show? How would people know to come to that band? Presents town small town. How didn't need radio advertising? Put it that way right so seven or eight years old. Were you too young to even be nervous or were you never saw. Did you feel protected by the Safest Group of people that helped to be out on stage with. Yeah I just loved sing. I started when I was about four years old so for me. It was just who I was. It was what I did and people seem to like it and I got to be with my parents and so I didn't really think twice about it right in your role kind of increased east throughout this process because initially sang. He didn't play keyboard right. Were you taking lessons and whatnot. Okay so is it. Because I'm imagining like the Jackson. Five where it's like. Oh look at all these and all of a sudden you're like what's this one's name Michael. Let's put him up front. Let's get him to their me more songs. That are in Michael's wheelhouse like I mean not to put your other family members in uncomfortable situation but was an obvious you should be like get her. Let's push to the front. I don't know Oh because I think it was just so unique. I was the only little girl that really saying in that area and did it on a regular basis Jason Unique and different but my family's very talented it wasn't really liked. They pushed me out front. It was kind of equal opportunity. And did that make you popular in town. Did that help you only nine classmates so it doesn't really gonNA fall into any of my stereotypes about like jocks and perhaps and socialize is and whatnot but did it help to be like known in your community. Is this spunky sanger. No I think it made me a little weird. Oh did because only because is in a small town. Sports is so the center of everything and like I said I was the only one doing this. Not That I. He had friends and stuff and I was not like an outcast but it just was so different but at the same time we took it for granted and it was just the way it was. Does that make accent. Sure well if your entire family's doing it there's nothing unique about it. I mean from our point of view. That's a very unique experience to be in a family band but yeah that's just normal and when you were doing that did you. What point you have aspirations to do this professionally or did you? Yeah I did when I was a teenager or even before I always just loved to sing. I was the kid that would be while other people had sports practice. I would come home from school. Oh we lived ten miles down the road so once you were home you were kind of home. It was like you could run down. Play Video Games at the corner store so I would just put on records and I would sing along with Linda Ronstadt records and Bonnie Raitt records and later you know Pat Benetton records and heart and I would just sing for hours because we didn't have have a vocal teacher little town so that was really how I learned to sing was just trying to match the tone and the pitch and the nuances of those singers. Uh and so you know I can remember. Friends would come stay all night and they'd be like let's can we go outside and play and I was like well. No don't you want to sit and listen to the record you you knew Barracuda inside now you did. Oh Wow God. I'd love to hear that you've ever played that live. That would blow people's minds if they came to see you and you just rip out Barracuda Just consider it. Think about it. Yes so great. So you went from the shifter's a very wholesome family band and then you went. You joined a rock band under maybe formed the rock band in guys buckle up for the name of the Rock band boy it was the penetrators. Ah Your leg one of these Disney stars that they turn eighteen or like it was so nice I really you know these were older guys. Did I imagine yeah. Most penetrators tend to be of age and ask if I and they were kind of family friends or whatever so I went on the road and I didn't. I did not know. Oh I had no association I thought Jau penetrators penetrate you with our music rock and roll I with our music and then later in the evening no and we wrote around in this van that had a hole in the floor and we would throw your drugs out if the cops were coming. I remember one time we were gonNA play a week along at this Holiday Inn or something pooled all our money.
"martina" Discussed on Dumb People Town
"Bonding. Around. Hey town to Friday episode of people population population Martina. Hey martinez. How are you buddy? I am so great. I'm feel like I'm at home. Can I tell you that your last name always throws me for a little bit of? It's your family was coming to Ellis Island. Someone was like what's your last name, your forefathers or your ancestors or whenever that happened gives? It'd be like older relatives said Martinez. And they were hearing Martine they'll I can't hang on a second, and they were talking with someone else. And then they forgot and then they just kind of cut it off that is so wild. That's the that's the story. My grandfather tells every Christmas exactly how it happens happens. Exactly how I mean. He was. We retell that story every Christmas a little bit every Christmas. But it does allow us to call you Martina Navratilova, which is something that I've always wanted to call you. And I'm so I'm so happy that. This survey's diamonds. Okay. But I think it was probably talking about at ten. He was the other. Here's the great story about that before we get into our story. Our wanna are one story this week is that Randy? And I went to Ann Arbor Michigan. And there was a bit of a communication breakdown between us and the glove bins. We we we thought we couldn't bring our first we thought we could bring a feature then we never heard back to as to whether or not we could. So we assumed we couldn't we show up to the club. We sit down ten minutes for the show in Ann Arbor, very excited for the show the guy who runs the club said. So who's your feature where where's your feature like who? You're kidding, right? You tell us we'll call him. He's one of you guys host beaches. And then he both come out head good, no repeat material that good caught to care. Good. Wasn't that bit? That the now. So we said we don't have a feature because we thought we were as I thought you were bringing Nate. We're like, we didn't know. So we never heard back. So we get he's like, well, there's a guy out in the bar. And I was like is this right? Yeah. This guy the bars getting his confidence. This is how star is born started. Out in the bar. It's called the scars board entire set. French the first time really really flipped. So he said show. Vice store. Yeah. I came up before the movie. So why did they and now you can't do him anymore? So he he's a huge fan of yours. And he's a great comic. And he can open for you. And we're like can he do thirty minutes because we know insurance like, yeah, he's gonna headline here. And so we're like all right. Let's there's no host. No, this is the definition. No, they're usually usually host. So this is the definition of rolling the dice. We're putting I like like hosting and featuring on some them, we don't know. And he was fantastic. And we love so good in the whole weekend. We were just writing and writing on his bits, and it just was a bit. I'm gonna make him do this little bit just a little piece of it. So the bit was the bit that we fell in love over the original bit was so I lost my dog and the crowd goes, oh, I found him. Mangled on the side of the road. Tried to swerve. That was the original bit. I know, but then. Three minutes. Can you go you can get going? Now, there's this whole bit about the dog having been a kid, and I did what I had to do. But the kid was actually the last name of the postal worker he bit and he delivered chocolate, but also artisanal. So there's..