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"matthew boyle u" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Statewide total to seven thousand two Wall Street had its best week in forty five years stocks rose sharply at after the fed announced a two point three doing the truth to point three trillion dollar loan program for small and medium sized businesses and three while most of the country remains under state home orders to fight the spread of covert nineteen millions of consumers are turning to grocery delivery services to fill their fridges instead of going to the supermarket however they're failing consumers just when they're needed most please don't get me started Bloomberg Matthew Boyle has been reporting on this and spoke with Linda Lopez on the afternoon roundup tell us what problems consumers are finding when they try to use an Instacart or Amazon well it's like a it's like a perfect storm here I mean the systems we're just you know not designed for the amount of traffic they're they're currently getting you've got three main problems here you've got you know unprecedented demand more people than ever are logging on here is that causing a lot of new customers saying and I don't want to go to the store I'll do online instead so the traffic is up as much as five fold for some of the sites then of course you've got the inventory problem you've all been talking about you know where's the toilet paper inventory and out of stock products are a huge issue and that's of course a bigger problem for online grocers because you know even if you get a delivery slot which is no guarantee these days some of them are sold out for two weeks well you might not even get the products you're after and then on top of that you got the issue of the employees as well the workers the people who are picking and packing and delivering these items they're nervous they're worried about their safety some of that we've already seen some worker protest at places like Instacart and Shipt which is owned by target so you've got to sort of triple whammy that it's just not the services flat could these services ramp up to the demand anytime soon is that realistic well that's the issue I I mean they were never expecting this much of a gross as as the CEO of Instacart said you know they've seen the growth that they were expecting over the next two to four years you're seeing it the scene in the past two to four weeks so while we thought you know a lot of the early reports we saw in the court of Irish okay what the business stories you know this is going to be fantastic free commerce at the Boone but what we're seeing is that the you know they just sort of can't keep up and you got to sympathize with them I mean they are doing all they can they're hiring by the thousands they're adding delivery slots they're adding drivers and all that they're doing as much as they can what is you know one CEO said it's just you know it's it's just too much at the moment so that's why you have people logging on at midnight or five AM trying to game the system of the grass okay one of these delivery slots refresh one can I get it and it's not just in the US I have friends in the U. K. you know who are in a virtual queues of thirty thousand people log it's just insane you talked to anybody these days and the conversation will probably invariably turn to Haiti got a delivery slot reporter Matthew Boyle thank you so much for joining us thanks for having me he's not kidding I tried three separate delivery services at two thirty in the morning no dice W. CBS news time forty nine.
"matthew boyle u" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Because well it's Walmart and we pay attention to what they say about the health of the consumer the health of the world and some of those geo economic geo political concerns as well let's get into it with Matthew Boyle U. S. retail reporter for Bloomberg he's here with me in the bluebird interactive brokers studio and Jennifer bar Tasha's she is seen U. S. retail staples and restaurant analysts for Bloomberg intelligence she's on the phone from B. I. headquarters down in Princeton and not let me start with you we got the numbers from Doug but what jumped out at you as you were synthesizing this you know this company so well give us the new ones here well that's the thing is the synthesis that matters here I mean we first saw the top line numbers the sales beat they raised guidance for like okay this is going to be another good quarter for Walmart but as the day wore on as you can see now the shares are down and it's a combination of some old concerns and some new ones the old ones of course our gross margins all these wonderful things Walmart's doing online next day delivery sending groceries even into your house you know be delivered in your fridge while you're at work these are all great but they're very expensive so profitability gross margins were down again this quarter but then there's some new concerns you've got a management re shuffle you have no leader right now at their Sam's club warehouse division there cosco copy cat and Sam's club had a really poor quarter sales miss profit was down so you've got some new concerns as well we're heading into the holiday season you know everybody needs to be at the top of their game right so people are looking to poke some holes and looks like they found some well Jennifer while investors might be poking some holes you're smart note says that Walmart continues to invest in the long run at the expense of near term earnings and this is the right approach in your view why yes Sir so you know long term Walmart is is if if they want to be competitive long term especially against racing competitors and and if the Amazon dot coms of the world then the investment in the is the structure in the infrastructure and the business to build an E. commerce business is a necessary evil and that is laying down on short term earnings and everybody sort of expected that met makes a great point to gross margin geo is is still remains a concern but it's not a new concern and instead you know I think one of the other things that is coming out of today's earnings is just the idea that the E. commerce growth at Walmart is seeing is right now heavily skewed to food and adjusters you know over time would like to see a greater dependence on merchandise which is higher margin to help make that business a little bit less of a drag on the rest of the entity I'm so mad as you look ahead especially to the next few months what does Walmart need to do what are the proof points that may get investors a little bit more on site was just what they need to do is what they need to stop doing they've stopped making these acquisitions of small you know digitally native sites things like the novo smocks lost moose jaw that was a key element of my many orders just some made out you know some like dystopian science fiction reader well the job that some of them I seem to be made up these days because they're selling they've already sold mata cloth jet black which was a very expensive experiment in sort of text based commerce we've told we've heard is you know on the block so they're gonna be stopping making those acquisitions what they need to start doing is selling more apparel selling more home goods things that target their rival is very very right AT and has done for years Walmart is trying to get deeper into those two categories but it's just but it's a stretch you know when you think of sheep you know cheap chic you think of target mark you know Jennifer I understand that investors don't like the lower margin he grocery business except this appears to be the one area where Walmart is leading Amazon Amazon has to play catch up in the grocery space they're going out there trying to build a brick and mortar grocery store because that curbside pickup feels like it's starting to become more popular than the grocery delivery that Amazon is known for why not double down in Walmart's case on that he grocery delivery because it feels like they're such a leader in that space well I will say I don't think Walmart's really slowing down on on grocery or a grocery and they're continuing to expand the number of stores where you can do clicking collector is the number of locations that will deliver a to people's homes but you're right it is a competitive advantage that I think they want to be defensive about and so it's it's a great that it's it's it's blooming so much for them and when you look at Walmart versus Amazon in terms of geographic distribution the Amazon does does well enough when you're talking about urban areas where lots of people don't own cars and they would have things delivered to their house including groceries but the power of clicking collectors that it really uses the store base to really get to mainstream non urban America and those consumers are responding as well it's just that over time you'd like to see the the overall you commerce balance pick up a little bit more and then on to the side as well all right we're gonna leave it there are lots more to look at and with Walmart never an easy her straightforward story in many ways owing to its size scope and importance around the world certainly here in the United States Jennifer bar touches is it senior U. S. retail staples and restaurants analysts for B. I. she joined us on the phone from the Burke intelligence headquarters in Princeton and Matthew Boyle Matt Boyle U. S. retail reporter for Bloomberg here with me in New York City well coming up we're gonna talk a little bit about the opioid epidemic through the lens.
"matthew boyle u" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Dot com sports desk used up lesson another preseason game in another week that the trite line Stivers did not look good at all they lose thirty to twenty three eighty Houston to Sean Watson playing the opening drive for Houston a quarterback let them on a seventy five yard scoring drive where the lines defensive line showed very little pressure as far as the rest of the lines team well quarterback Matthew Stafford didn't play again lines instead starting Josh Johnson who was nine eighteen for eighty five yards with an interception meanwhile the Tigers lose in thirteen innings at Tampa Bay final score was one and nothing but twenty four tiger struck out in the game in fact six tiger struck out at least three times with the win Tampa Bay stays one half the Amy had opened for the American League second wild card spot Tigers final hit was in the seventh inning Nicole good Matthew Boyle tried today he's a tiger race against Tampa Bay won all four of the first page you could hear it over a ninety seven one the ticket final leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs is next week to get their Tiger Woods will have to finish at least in the top twelve he is a ways off there right now he's in mining is seven meanwhile the leader this week is Justin Thomas looking first first one of the year he fired a blistering eleven under par sixty one yesterday he has a six shot lead over Tony Phelan Patrick can't late Thomas today birdies a fall.
"matthew boyle u" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Dot com sports desk it's Jeff lesson another preseason game in another week that the trite line starters did not look good at all they lose thirty to twenty three eighty Houston deshaun Watson playing the opening drive for Houston a quarterback let them on a seventy five yard scoring drive where the lines defensive line showed very little pressure as far as the rest of the lines team well quarterback Matthew Stafford didn't play again lines instead starting Josh Johnson who was nine of eighteen for eighty five yards with an interception meanwhile the Tigers lose in thirteen innings at Tampa Bay final score was one to nothing but twenty four tiger struck out in the game in fact six tiger struck out at least three times with the win Tampa Bay stays one half game ahead of open for the American League second wild card spot Tigers final hit was in the seventh inning Nicole good Matthew Boyle tried today he's a tiger race against Tampa Bay won all four of the first page you could hear it over a ninety seven one the ticket final leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs is next week to get their Tiger Woods will have to finish at least in the top twelve he is a ways off there right now he's in mining is seven meanwhile the leader of this week is Justin Thomas looking first first win of the year he fired a blistering eleven under par sixty one yesterday he is a six shot lead over Tony Phelan Patrick can't late Thomas today birdies of fall to twenty one under par I'm Jeff lesson was sports.
"matthew boyle u" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The day before the July fourth have fun with him outside my house when I back my Mustang into a ditch Tom help me out and have a great story to tell about the president indeed we'll get to that in a moment but now it is the time to talk to the man who knows everybody in has the best sources in Washington DC he is future Twitter warrior because we'll get him back Matthew Boyle Washington added to political added to the full bright bought news are you that Matt Hey doctor Gorka are we going said did you have a good July fourth I did it was fantastic all right what happened to all the tanks rolling down the street in the dictatorial celebration of Donald Trump economist it I I I thought it was fantastic you look great I think president trump Pat down at seven separate flyovers by crash all the different branches of the US armed forces and it walk through the history and the speaker of all of our military success scenes records that are countries history which was really powerful speech I was watching it on TV I thought it was amazing the crowds apparently were very very big I saw pictures of the crowd by look amazing I posted one today and I tank don lemon like tagged Rachel Maddow out just to make sure they they did miss it but somebody who I don't know if he was watching another speech this this chap called Phil mother actually I'm going to place the more the allegedly worked for the CIA he is your classic example of trump derangement syndrome this is what he saw yesterday outside the Lincoln Memorial Phil Mogg CNN Cup thirteen well let's see only the subtle here at a professional level twenty five years in national security.
"matthew boyle u" Discussed on Changing Scripts: Conversations about Mandarin Chinese with native speakers and learners
"That would satisfy me the there's a lot of great carbs and flash cards out there. I think for beginners and beginners of language learning beginners of a language and also for children, but I couldn't find something more complex more intriguing more for intermediate level, gamers, anguish learners. So I just said about started making some games, and I've I've made a game for Mandarin Chinese, it's called Chinese champions. And I've made to. I've made to Chinese champion. So there's Chinese champions one and China's champions two, and it's intermediate level game. It's quite challenging and difficult to play. I mean, if you're a gamer, you might not think that bad, and I'm I'm really proud of the second one actually think Chinese champions two if your listeners are you have a chance, I think you should check it out on I really feel like Chinese champions two was has been my masterpiece. So far of all my games because it has photography from my travels around China. So yeah, the the photography is from is all my own photography through my travels in different provinces. So it's it's kind of chronicles my journey. And also the words to and I've included some stories that I wrote in Chinese with the game. So it's Chinese stories. You know, it goes. Leep and I'm really proud of it. So if if any gamers are listening, definitely check out Chinese champions off, and they're beautiful beautiful creatures or told you this up previously. I'm not a gamer. But when I when I got the win the set that you sent me, and I opened it. I was like oh my God. Like, the quality of the cards and the the like how beautiful and how structurally strong they are. And how many I'd like the different pieces of the game in the just the case. I mean, it you can tell how much time and effort you put into it. And then it was a labor of love. It was just phenomenal. Thank you so much. You know, I I made a big mistake. Because I meant the moment we got on the phone. I meant to say thank you so much for doing that review. I wanted to thank you in person. But we had some we have some connection difficulties right off the bat, and I forgot, but I showed your video to my family and some of my friends and. Everybody loved it. And they loved you. And they loved your bubbly presentation of and we just all of it was so great. So really, thank you, something that came out of a genuine respect to what you had created funny because I don't know if you listened or watch the interviews I did with Il who's from England who learned Tiny's in China actually outside and then in China, and he actually just he was in Shanghai for a year on an internship, and he just moved back to Nanjing and before he left I still had the card game. You sent me. And I was like this is like the most perfect thing ever because he's a massive gamer, and he's very much into science fiction. Yeah. He's reading science fiction in Chinese like that how how deep into the language he's gotten. And so when he was about to leave I was like, wait a minute. This is perfect. It's useless for me, and it needs to live in the world. And and he talking about all this stuff 'cause I gave it to him through my husband because he saw him just before he left. And apparently, he was super pleased. And I haven't checked in yet because they moved things are kind of a mess at first. But I'm definitely going to check in and see what he's done with it. See if I can coerce him to do video for you in that kind of thing. 'cause yeah. But yeah, I just wanted to that you know, it's made it into into hands that will use it. So. Yeah. Yeah. So awesome. Okay. So thank you so much. I really appreciate you doing this. You're welcome. Thank you for having coupon doing what you're doing. I wish you continuing success with your channel. I will stay tuned.
"matthew boyle u" Discussed on Changing Scripts: Conversations about Mandarin Chinese with native speakers and learners
"I imagine at some point I m taking a picture of something that says, no pictures, but I can't read that yet. Well, no, I I think I know no like inside form. But yeah, I don't know. Anyway, so future language schools because it sounds like you're just doing things that are in the areas that you want to using the language. So is that. I'm all about goal setting. My I definitely want to keep improving my Mandarin, and I wanna get over to the teashop more and have more conversations. And I am now I I have a goal to learn the basics of Cantonese because I live in Guangdong province. I live in the homeland of Cantonese food, and culture and language, and when I arrived here about a year ago, I realized wow, I I'm not in Kansas anymore that I had learned Mandarin for maybe six years. And now everybody around me, speaking Cantonese, and they they use Mandarin for transactions and for school and stuff, and for meetings may be but besides that their mother tongue is Cantonese and all my students a lot of them their their first language languages Cantonese. So I thought this is opportunity, and it's fun. So yeah, the basics of canton is would be a goal of. Mine I live right now differences between Cantonese Mandarin. What striking news the biggest? I'm not I'm not worried too much about the writing. I was at first. But then I thought that you never riot. Silly to force yourself to be good writer when you don't when you're not gonna use it. That's just trying to keep up with the Joneses with people who have different goals from you. You're not going to be ready in Chinese. You don't even want to. You're not interested in that. So don't force yourself to do that. But the that said the care some of the characters are the same some of them are written differently. Some of them are pronounced similarly or the same some are pronounced differently. The what I really like. And what gives me a leg up is the sentence structures are the same as far as I can tell so I just need to learn how to pronounce the words differently, but how you set up your sentences, and basically have your conversation as very similar again as far as I can tell as a beginner. So there's basically six tones some people will say there's nine, but I think in the. In the recently revised system that I use the ping system. They say there's really only six tones, but but again same approach to Mandarin. I'm not gonna worry too much about the tones. You know, an I I've gone Allen. I've spoken a little Cantonese, and I can make myself understood. So I'm not going to let that hold me back just the same as Mandarin. It seems a little bit more sing song a little bit more cut up then Mandarin. And when I spoke some to my parents, they said, you know, that sounds like Vietnamese to me, and I did a little research. And I realized there's millions of Cantonese speakers in Vietnam. I did not know that. Zone. Really? Yeah. Yeah. Wow. So it's part of the I guess the Pearl River, delta, Cantonese language, culture that has has moved and spread out of South China. I guess going into Vietnam. And I don't know how similar Vietnamese sounds to canton is. But my parents saw aren't speaking Vietnamese. So now, it's Cantonese. So it sounds a little bit more choppy. I would say the Mandarin. But I I like Salat fun often. That's really cool. All right. Yeah. No. I hadn't ever thought about that bout that, but that makes sense that makes a lot of sense, and is choppier and in madman input on wa it. There are more like sounds than the Orange Buick news. Yeah. Oh, that's interesting whom? Okay. Really, really cool. If we're if we're, you know, emphasizing language learning. That's that is my that's one of my jobs is making language learning card games. I have a company called language card games, language card games dot com. And I did that because that is one way that I like to learn and play and I couldn't find language learning games..
"matthew boyle u" Discussed on Changing Scripts: Conversations about Mandarin Chinese with native speakers and learners
"All of my information is in the show. Also, all over social media except Facebook by Steph Puccio, S T H f you see CIO that includes g mail for my Email, Twitter, Instagram, tumbler, and Lincoln. So I look forward to hearing from you. Which isn't actually commonly used language either the everyday language that people use I'm so so dated as far as like when I left you on term basis like something when I was teaching at university in the US, and I'd say something, and my my nineteen year old American students would look at me like who said that any more. But I I do. Teach. That's silly ten years ago. And I'm like, yeah. Let make sense about the last time. I went in the US. Exactly. That's the fascinating thing about how language it erodes than it grows, and it changes, and it shifts like on some level. I think because I really like listening to other podcasts. And I think okay, I'm probably going to get some of the current flying in there. But now punk has have gotten so polished on some level. Like the level of language in casts has gone up. So it's not even like I'm getting that everyday slang either. So. Capture that the that language anymore. But then again, I don't like you. I don't really see myself going back to I don't know if I'll stay in China very long, but I don't see myself going back to the US anytime soon. So why do I need to? Yeah. Challenging installing. Yeah. I do know a bunch of folks that are doing there's like podcasting is starting to become a thing in China, and and podcast in Chinese are starting to become more popular. And my initial goal was reading because that I can take with me anywhere. I can look at it online. I can I'm much more comfortable writing than speaking. Anyway. So I could chat with people online by typing it in that kind of thing. But once I heard about podcasts taking off in Chinese. I was like, oh, no now I have to add a listening goal because that sounds like a really cool medium to include in my future listening. So. Yeah. Going back to reading do you ever? Find yourself reading the same thing in both languages like the same book or the same. Actually, that's one method. I didn't mention as I really liked to read children's books and Chinese. I have a collection of probably one hundred children's books and many of them are books that I read as a child and some of them are totally in Chinese. Some of them are half like one page is English. And and the next pages. Chinese or else has the English are may have the Chinese under the English. So I have a bunch of bilingual books. Yeah. Definitely. Cool. How did you start doing that? Like, what gave you the inspiration for that? What I might have thought. I I can't remember exactly when that started. But I probably thought to myself, you know, as a child, what did you do to learn you read books a lot with your parents? I told you that story. So I probably knew I at some point needed to get some Chinese children's books. But what happened is actually one day? I was in a Chinese a big Chinese market, and of all things there was a huge table there that day piled high with children's books out of the blue. This is a place. I gotta get vegetables a huge open-air vegetable market. I mean, they have some other things, but you know, how China is sometimes the most random things pop up..
"Do you find that the things you read and listen to and and and right, and those kinds of things are more in Chinese than they are in English. No. I think if I totally honest, it's mostly I'm still kind of living in an English bubble to some extent. Because a lot of my news and social media is all English. And I can only imagine if I was if I was soaking up that much Chinese everyday where my Chinese being I think most of what's incoming is English improbably. Most of what's outgoing is English. I would have to say. And that's fair. I mean, it is the language that you can that you do the most in and culturally speaking, there is a difference between news English Newton Chinese and there's different viewpoints different kinds of things. Yeah. There are some people out there who when they come to China, they refuse to speak English. And if that works for them. That's great. I right. Yeah. It's right. They kind of they kind of up with that restriction on themselves. So, you know, for better or worse in you know, there's a million ways to Sunday, and some people may decide on only gonna watch Chinese TV only gonna watch Chinese cartoons. And they they they seriously. They put some kinds of restrictions on their on what kind of input language in have said that they can move faster. But for me, you know, it's still a lot of. And I want to improve my English. Actually, that's all my to do. So I actually studied English as well. In in what we do want to improve. Well, I noticed ever the years teaching English in China that might English is getting worse because language around not airy real. Yeah. What did you call language erosion? I love that time. I wish I had made it up. But it's actually I don't know where I picked it up. But somewhere along the line of either teaching or studying how to teach it came up, and I just went oh that that makes complete because if you're not using it, especially when you're you're in Asia, a lot of times, you're teaching lower level students, and you don't really use a lot of your language, and I found myself like watching and reading a lot of stuff that was much denser than I normally would because I just needed that kind of stretch linguistically, and I was just I stopped doing like fun things in English for well because I was just trying to kind of balance out my language. But but yeah, no. It's it's the thing. It's definitely a thing. And it happens in any language, not just your first language. But it's definitely a thing. You think because I was so fascinated by Chinese after a few years that sort of thinking now you've lost your fascination with English where did that go? As a young stir. I think I was so much more fascinated and had an imagination for English. So I I wanted to bring that back in keep developing, you know, especially as a teacher as a college too. And sometimes we have to do public, lectures, and speeches and open classes, and I felt like I still have the English of a twenty one year old or twenty year old. That's crazy. I'm I'm thirty one now, and I've been teaching at the college for many years than I my English has been stagnant. So one of the work on it. I totally understand why it's been a struggle to keep it. I think I've lost a lot especially in what used to now I think by living overseas. Also, I've kind of like, I think my language has become very dated to win. I let well exact little symphony US in graduate school. But that language isn't actually combinator used language either. Like, we are like the everyday language that people use I'm so so dated as far as like when I wreck the you enter basis like. Some of my when I was teaching at university in the US, and I'd say something, and my my nineteen year old American students would look at me like who said that any more. Apparently, I do. Teach that silly ten years ago. And I'm like, yeah. Let make sense about peer enjoying this conversation about the Chinese language and would like to participate if you're studying the Chinese language, or if you come from the Chinese language and of Lord languages, either perspective is greatly. Actually, both perspectives are greatly appreciated on this channel. Let's have a conversation. Let's take that sucker. And let's get it into this podcast, contact me. And let's at out the details on how to get you and your valuable language learning. Experience onto this podcast..
"The real life context was different dialect wise. Did you run into any challenges with standard versus the dialect where you were certainly did in Guay Lynn in Guangxi province in the south. They don't use the r sound and the the the words are a lot smoother and kind of blend together a little bit. So give you a given example for like for four in ten they say, so I got confused a lot between four and ten and forty and fourteen and I know that happens elsewhere in China to and also the locals there in Golan. They would flip the F and the H. So a common question is for me as a young, man. They would always ask me if I was married yet. So they would say need. If formula mayo. You know, Mary is g one so instead of saying need Chea one LA mayo or need J when Lama they would say need you when mama. So they said it with an F sound that was the local Golan, they call it. You know, Guela Noi. Is is the local language there. So, but I was focusing on learning Mandarin. But I think come in their first rate might ear kind of set it's default on Guela Noi right in the Waylon style of pronouncing Mandarin or or not really pronouncing Mandarin, but guede hall, basically, that's what my ear got settled on. But I moved around a lot. So I developed a philosophy that I should be open to any language that I'm hearing and try to learn from it, and my students used to make fun of mate because they would say just study Mandarin just said, he Putin quad says silly free to study, the local languages they thought that was funny and ridiculous in a waste of time and something only the older people speak. But I, but I became better at hearing the locals than my students, or even my Chinese girlfriend and some places because you are open to those variations you probably I'm open to it. My mind's open my ears open. So I can learn it. But they don't wanna learn it. So they don't because they've chosen decided they don't want to right. Right. Right. Right. Right. And this happens in a lot of languages. There's a lot of cultural. I didn't wanna say cultural tribalism, but there's definitely like there can be like an us them with. Oh, they talk funny 'cause they don't say it like me kind of thing. Yes. There's a stigma a social stigma. Whereas I think we have less than that. When we come into the language, and we're like, oh, that's interesting. Like, I've noticed I live very close to you Lou in Shanghai. And so I've noticed like I'm on a major street and near Panyu, and I thought oh, this is going to be so easy to get back to my new apartment. I'll just say this intersection, and these are two major streets about every other taxi driver will confuse the the place of in Panyu with an F met with enough. Now, I'm gonna mess it up with found. Yeah, they do with an F sound, which is not. It's not really a normal mistake to make. And so I'm sitting there going. Okay. It happened. Once it happened twice. The third time. I'm going to start in my really really broken Chinese start asking the taxi drivers. Hey, where are you from? 'cause I want to know what regional dialects. This is coming in with because this is just not normally like I've talked to other people about Panyu Lou. And that's not coming up is enough sound so Mike what is happening here. Whereas I think somebody who was like this is the way it said would just be like, well, they've doing it wrong. But it's so interesting to hear those differences. Yes. I've heard that some I don't know if this is true to don't quote me on this. But I've heard that when you're young sometimes, you know, your ear can get set around certain sounds, and if you hadn't heard other sounds than when you get older, it's really hard to hear them because I I've run into some students and friends in China who can't distinguish the different sounds that. I'm saying whether it be English or Chinese..
"Your friends or family to receive your mail again. It's truly a beautiful thing. I do encounter a lot of vegetarians in China. That's struggle with even when they get the language component, right, folks. Still having like a meat sauce or having like some sort of component. That's in there. And they're like, but there isn't any meat. Did you face any of those challenges when you absolutely absolutely how did you get it going? I haven't. Well, it still happens occasionally, they it is funny. How culturally they don't regard the little pieces of meat as neat. So you'll encounter that from time to time. I guess they must have regarded as a flavor or garnish some in some way. But the way the way I get around the way we got around it from the beginning because I had a few vegetarian friends stuff. They they would teach me to say something like E D N row yet Blau EDNA Indian real yet. Leo, so even even a little bit even a little bit. Oh and never. Yeah. The the that seemed to help right, but yeah. 'cause it's annoying. If somebody doesn't wanna eat the dish thing just because it has those little bits in it. But you know, what happened is I got more familiar with what the dish is. And what the dish will look like. And what ingredients will be in there as as I spent more years in China. I know what safe to order an I can avoid that. But if you're new to China are new to the restaurant, you might not know what to expect just from the name or even the picture. But I that happens to me I rarely now do you know, any place that folks come online to see like lift of common dishes that would be just naturally vegetarian not off the top of my head. But I do have a couple links in documents that have a list of ingredients and their names vegans and vegetarians, okay, if I can get. From you later because I knew I there are some listeners who are vegetarian and there's someone. Absolutely. I I've be happy to save that and try Ford it too. That'd be I'll make a little note ear. Great. Thank you. Thank you, the language from the classroom to.
"I felt like I had to finally give that up which is totally wrong. But it must happen to a lot of people. I think it does. I think it does. And on some was probably I don't know if it needs to I mean to educate people in a group the size of most classrooms. I think it needs to happen. But I'm not sure that that's how we need the educated anymore. But that's a whole other whole other bag of. Yeah. Like, some of my I'm sure some of your students in China, you this too. But I've had students tell me that they've had up to like sixty and eighty students in one class for primaries. Oh, yeah. I know it's amazing. And Chris I can't even like when my when my language classrooms got above like twenty twenty five people. It'd be like, okay. This is really not doable anymore. The how can and those were teenagers to adult. So I'm thinking, oh my gosh. Having children like five six seven years old with eighty of them in one classroom. No wonder there has to be a sense of conformity to move forward and learn stuff. Oh, yeah. You can see the extreme that here in China for sure definitely definitely the question. I love to ask. Because I I am inevitably dr- is it sounds like you are too is in inner formative years. A lot of people seem to fall on one side or the other if they're more of a more drawn to reading or more drawn to writing did you have an affinity for one or the other or were you pretty equally split. I think I was pretty equally split reading and writing were both very strongly encouraged by parents, and they they got a lot of books, and they also got a lot of writing and drawing materials, and I can remember growing up by just use to lay on the floor and drawl, and right, and I had this funny habit where I wouldn't breath when I was doing it. So I would finish a sentence or finish a part of the picture, and then have this huge science breath. And my parents used to remind me don't forget to breathe if our handsome at the Matthews draw lane mad, don't forget to breeds. Why do you started to do that? That's really interesting while I would focus on the part so intensely that I would hold my breath because I didn't wanna make a little mistake on my paper, and I would just lay on the floor and just have crowns or pencils all around me. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. That's really interesting. I'm trying to think of. I don't know. Wow. That's yeah. So I think kind of kind of those are pretty fairly split. I always liked to do both of those things, and I still do come back to when you were learning Chinese. So you said you started learning Chinese when you were at university. The can you kind of describe the the classroom setting that that was. Sure, I was very lucky at university. I had several teachers from I had I think three teachers from China and one from Korea and one whose parents were born in Japan, but he was born in the states. So I had a lot of teachers from Asia and the Chinese teacher. I had was a man named Carl John he might still be there. He is from Sichuan, and he was an amazing man who could speak German English fluently as well as Chinese, and he might have been able to speak one more language, and he used to also do tied. She classes and teach Taiji in the square of the school that class. I think we had about twenty students and it was led by him. And then the next semester. I had a woman from China. I don't remember where she was from. And then a TA from China who took over for a few weeks. So that was the first year, but I we had about twenty students, and they were the same mostly the same people throughout the year..
"But when I was graduating on getting ready to start teaching there, a friend suggested why don't you come to China? You can do the same thing of air. You know, you can teach over here for a couple years. There's no need for you to settle down right away. And I was thinking in a similar way I've never really gotten out before. And so I thought why don't that try that? And I I did right after graduation came to China Guay Lynn Guangxi province, and I've been here ever since relent. Join it at for listeners that aren't that familiar with Taina. Can you kind of describe where that is open for Guangxi is in the south Angolan is a very popular tourist hotspot? It's a maybe an hour and a half from a place called young Schule were a a lot of backpackers and hikers and travelers and tourists go to have that famous karst photography this. Nouns that are very finger like, and they they do the bamboo rafts down. The river is actually young show is on the back of the twenty dollar Chinese Bill. Or the twenty the twenty U N Bill, so you can see a picture of that area. It's very scenic. It's so wonderful place to go. I lived there for two years. The weather's gets pretty hot humid little bit unpredictable. But actually hope maybe in the future. I could move back there if I do settle down in China. I think that would be a great place to do it. And that was from twenty eleven to twenty thirteen I came in twenty eleven okay. Yeah. Where do you live in China? Now. Are you in right now, I live about two hours north of Guang Joe, okay? In Guangdong province kind of in the countryside. Boonies? Did you start learning Chinese in high school when you start first started being attractive to the then by learn Chinese for the first time in university? I took it for one year. I'll okay, okay. It was actually kind of it was kind of by chance that it came about. Because you know, I went to university, and I actually studied Arabic for. For year, and I really enjoyed it. And then something happened with the language requirement. They kind of messed me up, and they said, you basically have a choice you can redo the Arabic class again. You know, something with my credits was messed up this. You can do that again or you can choose a new language, and I said, well, I really loved Arabic, but I'm not going to sit through the same class for another year just to confirm my credit. So I chose Chinese at that point. So it was kind of a little bit by chance, although I was very interested in Chinese culture. I didn't expect I would be leaving the US. So I just wanted. I just chose anything. I wanted. Basically, I wasn't thinking I would ever go to China. I was kind of a false whatever they call it a false beginner of false starter. When I came to China, it was several years after I had taken that class. So I basically had to relearn the basics again got provide to ask you some questions about your first..
"Have one of two types of episodes all of them revolving around learning and using Mandarin. Chinese one type of episode will be my updates on. What I'm learning? How I'm learning it different quirks within language and sometimes information about China itself since I am living in trying high China right now the second type of that zone where I'm interviewing people as at are either learning the language like I am or people who grew up with Mandarin Chinese and the learned other languages the updates used to be on a YouTube channel. But have now migrated over into the podcast. The interviews started on the YouTube channel as well. And they very quickly ended up on the podcast. So everything's been kind of going back and forth. Now having said that the podcast is also available to listen on its own YouTube channel check the show notes, and you can find the link to the YouTube channel there. It's just an audio form. If you're studying Mandarin Chinese have city Mandarin Chinese, I'll whether it be a child, doesn't it dolt? You're currently studying you're currently. Using the language. I would love to interview you. So please contact me. These kinds of podcasts are passion projects created from a place of deep interest, and they need to find other people that have those interests in the best way to do that is word of mouth. So you can go fill out an apple podcast review. If you really want to. But honestly, I'd much rather you tell a few of your friends about this podcast. Thank you so much, and let's dive into the episode. I love telling the story of how I met the people I'm interviewing because oftentimes there is a personal connection that happens way before the interview, and that is very very true. With Matt's case matinee connected on YouTube, months, and months and months ago, and in fact, for his language card games that he's going to talk about during this interview because he should because it's awesome. I actually did a review for the cards a few months ago that still on my YouTube channel, and he's come out with a few new desks for the card since then as a matter of fact, he's so hard working, and they are such a really a really amazing tool to learn Chinese well playing a game we. Met on YouTube. I got a glimpse into his level of the of of Mandarin Chinese, and I I was awestruck. I am still even now year and a half in still struggling with getting basic things out of my mouth that are not just critically. Correct. But that actually get something done that convey, some sort of meaning. And so I was just I was awestruck that he was so advanced than not only was he using language functionally, but he was creating specific gaming world fo cabbie Jerry games to help other people get to a very high level in a very fun way. And so I knew when I started the changing scripts podcast that he was going to be on here. I think you're gonna really really enjoy Matt's insight and experience into learning and using and using Mandarin Chinese in China one final audio to make here this interview with Matt was done a couple of months ago. This was meant to be the first. Episode of this season of changing scripts long story short. It was my first remote interview. And I made every single mistake with the technical slash audio aspect of it. And I couldn't do it by myself, and they finally reached out to Jay Jackson at the school of podcasting dot com. And we finally got the audio to the point or it is listenable. I appreciate your patience with those tiny residual audio things that might come through. So thank you very much. Dave. Thank you so much for remotely being in this conversation. Thank you for having me at my name. This Matthew Boyle, and I grew up outside of Washington DC, I can trace back my interest to China and Chinese to a single moment in high school when I picked up a small book of zen parables, my father received a miniatures and garden from a friend to keep on his desk at work, and it came with this book. So I read these parables, and I got really interested in zen and Buddhism and later Taoism, and I was reading a lot of that in high school, and when I went to university I kept studying that kind of stuff, and I took a year of Chinese. And then I was planning to teach in my home state Virginia..
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"Is looking to streamline the state's social studies program and Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller could be on their way out of the curricula, Texas board of education says teachers need to focus on which historical figures and events are. Essential to learn about 'em, which are not eliminating Hillary Clinton. And Helen Keller would save teachers a little over an hour and instructional time in a preliminary vote Friday, the board of education decided to remove the two women from it social studies program, but we'll keep the lesson of heroism at the Alamo, which was also recommended for removal. A final vote will take place in November. I'm Kerry shoemaker the wreckage of a ship that disappeared more than one hundred years ago has been found the Detroit News reports that an international team of divers found the j h Jones on July first near lion's head on Terry. Oh, the coastal steamer have thirty people on board when it vanished in one thousand nine hundred sixty a storm Robert Crawford of Michigan. Who was the great grandson of the ship's, captain j c Crawford who went down with the ship was on board with the search team. When the wreck was discovered wins. News time ten fifty six. Now, Bloomberg money watch on ten. Win some reports on the nationwide truck driver shortage or calling it a crisis and companies are trying some creative ways to attract drivers US expresses borrowing. An idea from the military, it's offering a college scholarship program for drivers and their dependents WalMart operates one of the nation's biggest truck fleets, and it's trying new things to keep the big rigs rolling, including a bounty of sorts. Bloomberg news retail reporter, Matthew Boyle as much as fifteen hundred dollars. If a existing drivers able to bring in a new driver. Walmart is also running radio ads recruit drivers. And there's a TV commercial depicting. Happy drivers on wide open scenic highways with a country music.
Report: Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton from history curriculum
"Texas board of education says teachers need to focus on which historical figures and events are. Essential to learn about 'em, which are not eliminating Hillary Clinton. And Helen Keller would save teachers a little over an hour and instructional time in a preliminary vote Friday, the board of education decided to remove the two women from it social studies program, but we'll keep the lesson of heroism at the Alamo, which was also recommended for removal. A final vote will take place in November.
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"It was filed a lawsuit is komo's brian calvert reports he says he was fired for speaking up rolling back prices was the theme of the nineties today's theme is essentially we can do nearly anything amazon can mark laurie is ceo of walmart ecommerce we've now got two million products on two day shipping before the ship tons of three to five days but in order to do that tree win former director of business development says walmart mislabeled products and did other things to gain a competitive edge bloomberg's matthew boyle and when he continued to bring it to light and brought it to the company's global ethics department he was then terminated win who's also a former amazon employee rights in his lawsuit walmart sacrificed in betrayed its founders key principles of integrity and honesty walmart says the claims come from a disgruntled former associate who was let go as part of a restructuring brian calvert komo news traffic and weather next and then twelve murder victims in the first ten weeks of the year in pierce county i'm carleen johnson how the sheriff's department is coping and at nine oh four time to check aaa traffic which you do every ten minutes on the fours we say good friday kiera jordan and good morning tom we don't have any current blocking problems and a lot of us are having a friday light dr not everybody i'm still seeing a few pockets of slowing on northbound i five around the tacoma area northbound i five is slow in seattle for michigan at the convention center southbound i five tapping the brakes from forty fifth toward james southbound four or five is looking busy around totem lake northbound four zero five was slowing from one six nine to thirtieth and then northbound ninety nine facing delays from diagonal toward the stadiums there and then again as you make your way from western to mercer are next komo traffic out nine fourteen here's the forecast for your head into the.
Congress demands investigation into sexual assault of military kids
"She says often triggered by social media pressures and many of these young people simply cannot cope for for some of us even if it's the same issue are coping skills aren't strong enough and so it becomes more difficult and when you start losing hope that you can change that situation that's where you start thinking about suicide one thing that is helping she says many departments within schools are talking about this encouraging young people to reach out for help the department of health has a whole bunch of information on the website again the state department have health website carleen johnson komo news congress is reacting to an associated press investigation into sexual assault among children on us military bases by demanding the defense and justice departments explain how they'll deal with the problem more from komo's eric heintz ap's investigation revealed that reports of sexual violence among kids and us military bases at home and abroad often die on the desk of prosecutors even when attacker confesses the military school system has no specific policy to respond to student on student sexual violence us senator patty murray demanded answers by april to a long list of questions about how the department handles assaults on its campuses in washington state documents show at least thirty seven sexual assault reports among children on basis since two thousand seven of those thirty two cases where at joint base lewis mcchord eric heintz komo news walmart's rise to challenge amazon for online business is the subject of a lawsuit against the big box retailer three win former director of business development says walmart mislabeled products and did other things to gain a competitive edge here's bloomberg's matthew boyle and when he continued to bring it to light and brought it to the company's global ethics department he was then terminated win he's also.
Whistleblower says Walmart, eyeing Amazon, cheated on e-commerce
"Are under a little bit of pressure in after hours trading after it gave a sales forecast in line with estimates meantime we are monitoring the earnings call currently underway and there are new comments on the qualcomm acquisition the company says that qualcomm was unique opportunity but does see potential candidates for acquisitions in the future walmart shares plunging thursday trade after a whistleblower claimed the retailer issued misleading ecommerce results and fired and executive who complained that the company was breaking the law under chief executive officer doug with millon walmart has invested billions to catch up with amazon e commerce for more details i want to bring in matthew boyle who covers big box retail for bloomberg so what is this whistle blower claiming happened this whistle blower who was fired from amazon in two thousand fourteen his job was basically to grow this marketplace business this is a business that i was on also runs where third party vendors will sell their goods and walmart we'll get a cut of the sales this gentleman is claiming that their improprieties in the business and it was sort of a growth at all costs mentality and so you know internal controls were overlooked and when he brought these issues to light he was at first ignored and then eventually fired hey saying they mislabeled products or third thirdparty vendors got lower commissions they didn't process returns they allowed a fensive items to stay on the site items like what like a trendy granny costume there you go a coffee mug with hitler's name on it i mean just sort of really offensive shady stuff that look this is marketplace you know you have these vendors selling all sorts of items but the broader point is at this marketplace for walmart has grown from only seven million items a couple years ago to seventy five million items now so you can say you know look things could get sort of overlooked amid all that growth but this whistle blowers is claiming that there was a sort of a persistent pattern of ignoring these issues and when he continued to bring it to light and brought it to the company's global ethics department he was then terminated what is this is saying they're going to vigorously defend themselves and they're saying these claims are coming from a disgruntled employee who was let go as part of a broader restructuring and walmart is right there there was a.