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Overturned semi closes express lanes on I-5 South near downtown Seattle
"Let's update traffic at 9 54 Definitely some things to talk about. Here's Kierra, Jordan. Including our crush in Seattle self and I five in the express lanes just south of Mercer. It's where a semi has gone off the road. And so most of that semi it's on the bank mental. We have two right lanes of the express lanes currently blocked a bot is working on completely closing the express lanes. But for now, they do still remain open in the North Gate area. Also because of this, our North bound traffic on East Gate That they're on East Lake. Excuse me, that is going to be closed at Aloha to keep drivers under that area.
Bainbridge Artisan's Resource Network
"Hey everybody in this second part of our discussion about barn. The bainbridge artisans resource network in Bainbridge Washington. We are talking with Mike. Morgan the Woodshop Studio, lead the Woodshop at barn is simply amazing and is open to anyone to us. We will hear about the operations of the woodworking studio as well as a bit about the history of the studio itself mic. Thank you so much for joining me and welcomed. Its would thank you, Daniel. It's a pleasure to be here now. How long have you been? Working here at Barnes since its inception, which goes back more than two years now, and prior to that I was part of the woodworkers group that formed spontaneously on Bainbridge island back in two thousand nine, so I've been at this for more than ten years now. but barn is relatively recent. Yeah, and then we are just so people get a geographic sense Bainbridge. Island is up on the sound in Washington the puget sound. It's absolutely beautiful here. My. Best friend and I kinda toured around a little bit on the island and we've been here before he. He used to live up this area and it's just gorgeous, and do you find that? That this community or this island kind of draws. Artists. Yes very definitely, so my wife and I lived before here on Mercer Island which is on the other side of puget sound, and it's a wealthy bedroom community, not dissimilar from this one, but no artists community at all. Yeah, and so this is very different in that sense really attracts artists, artists, artists ends of all types and. It's also true that people liked living here. And I've actually been told there are people who want to move to Bainbridge island so that they can join barn now. That's a little more than I'm quite ready to believe, but maybe it's true. Yeah, I mean just touring around the little that we dead. There are some ridiculous resources here you WanNa take us through a little bit of that I. Know We're going to talk a lot about the woodworking. But what else can people do here on Bainbridge? Barn Yeah. There are depending on how you count eleven or twelve different studios ranging from the writers group. You know they just have a little room where they sit there and learn how to write. But, they bring in the most impressive array of professional authors. I've ever seen so the other day. I heard that Jay Gaunt's is giving a five hour shop. In the writer's studio, which to me I'm Jay is one of my favorite authors like J P Beaumont a lot. So I was blown away by that. That's want just one studio. We have kitchen arts as they call it. Produces lots of good things to eat, and it's a commercial kitchen in the sense that caterers can rent it. Do they share yes, when they're up there cooking. And every once in a while, we'll make something them. woodworkers made all the cabinetry for example in the room. They used to serve their bigger meals, and they reward us with a couple of plates, cookies or something good to on during the day as you were. Touring the around the woodshop. You were showing me the cabinet tree that you guys built and it's. I don't want to call it over the top for a woodshop. But it's beautiful there. They're all matched doors or veneer. Is it veneer or is it solid? It's all it's all near Oh. Okay, and you said you made upwards of four hundred of these things for the entire barn. As we've lost count so many it's at least four hundred in the early on when the building was still being finished off, we stepped forward to volunteer to make these cabinets for Barnes so that they save tens of thousands of dollars with that effort, but in return the organization. was very much willing to buy us some nice power tools, so we got some excellent. You truly amazing. We do tools out in that Shaba, but the other benefit. If I might interrupt. That is to that we all learn. We were all rookies when it came to building cabinets so in the course of this, I learned how to make euro style cabinets.
July 2020 Book News
"We're here to let everyone know upheld holly books that you're about to add to your TB are list because. Even though the world seems to have slowed down, due the Cova, the publishing industry has not. and there's there's a there's a ton of book deals in never stops. So. Let's get started. A rewrite wants you tell us about the first book deal all right in a six figure deal. Salaam breeds acquired Hana coughs. Why a novel Queen of the Tiles! When cryptic messages begin appearing on a dead girl, social media account during an international scrabble championship in Malaysia. A girl must investigate the mysterious circumstances of her best friend's death, and uncovered the truth before a would be killer strikes again. Publication is scheduled for Spring Twenty twenty two. This feels like a like a thriller. Yeah. This definitely sounds. Like. It's going to be my jam because it has. Well why? Apple. Grapple murder because of the scrabble, yes. We so well Marvin. Like it sounds really really cool. It reminds me of called God there is this one really bad horror slash thriller movie I watched like a a long time ago. It was about like. This one girl who befriends like this antisocial girl, and then the antisocial girl. she kills herself at, but her social media account is still going, and she's like I. Guess like the Ghost of her is attacking like the girls, other friends and stuff. It was really bad breed, but it kind of reminds me of that. Is that the one where it all takes on the computer screen? Yes. I think unfunded. Right Oh my God. Yeah, you're right. Yeah, what's bad movie? I had a great time. Next up in another six figure deal Thomas and Mercer acquired world. English rights to choose me a standalone novel by bestselling authors, Test Garretson and Gary Braver. The Thriller Follows Boston Detective Francis Frankie Loomis as she unravels the cost of the death of a student intern. More Lewis's investigation uncovers a dark sight of relationships including obsessive. Affair with her professor and mentor. Gets in is the author of twenty nine suspense novels including the Resilient House series, which was adapted for TV BY A T and T. Another murder buck yeah yeah. Also. I don't know Hana's book is about a college student, so I don't know if it's both. Murder Mysteries about college students at Yeah Yeah. I mean this is definitely like if anyone has followed our booklet podcast for any period of time, you should know that we are definitely down for the detective story I think a good half of our book picks out been detected. Fiction earlier feels like it so definitely right up our alley. It's been like maybe a quarter I. Try my best to diversify hard Chandra's at the very least. NEXT UP ABRAHAMS SPOT world rights to Little Red Riding Hood and the Dragon by Ying Chang. Compass Stein illustrated by joy. Hang the picture book. retelling relocates. Fairy Tale in China where it was really the WHO ate little red, not the wolf and read his Account Foo fighter, who doesn't need rescuing publication slated for Spring Twenty twenty three. What do you feel about these like retailing's of? Fairy Tales. I mean, is there. Is there a fairy tale that similar to little red, riding Hood and Chinese culture, there is actually It's a lot darker. which I guess. Fairytales are in general. The versions that we are used to in. I guess. American culture are via highs, version of a lot of these fairy tales right? I remember there is a version of the story Chinese fable. Where there's I think two kids. Who Go visit their grandmothers in the grammar has been replaced by. A wolf or some SORTA creature. And they actually end up eating one of the kids, and I remember because they made the younger brother or sister into like little critters or something. I remember being really really. creeped out what I listen to the story Oh back when I was a kid 'cause he came on the Book fables that came with a a cassette tape, and it would be in Chinese I listen stories, and like this one was extra gruesome, and I remember I. Don't remember the details, but I remember. Like one of the kids got literally chopped up in eight so Yeah, that's not something that's not something. A child should see and yet and yet and yet.
"mercer" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket
"All of the efficiency and the experience that their voice and their families have as they're going through share process. That's actually one of the reasons that I chose to work at. Mercer Mercer happy to have amazing culture is very creative innovators since a lot of out of the box thinking and they do sit at this unique intersection of the delivery system that help plan insurance system and the employers that are funded. Infested performance the entire. System of health. That's really interesting cost, quality, efficiency, and experience things that we're all striving to get better at and so you chose Mercer and the road ahead is exciting with where you guys sit in the ecosystem. What makes what Mercer does different unique or even better than what's available today? Well, sitting in this unique position that we have which is right in the intersection of both the financing until. The Bali insurance it allows us to bring creative ideas together and bring partners together. That might not normally work together. We can use creed as as we possibly can bringing new ideas to all the various constituents in this just move. So we work directly with employers and actually represent trust, but we quite the time off for. Help them understand and improve delivery of their service as we discussed, we are now working very directly with health systems with hospitals and physicians, and all the other elms on the system, and we also get the about. We understand that people house is largely influenced by the way that they live. Mike style things, so we call social determinants of health here interaction with their community, and we have a number of programs and initiatives that are going on to directly influence and impact those social determinants of health. We get to think that physical health and Emotional health or emotional wellbeing and behavioral health. We go work as The. Try to understand exactly what their problems are. we have access to a tremendous battle and A..
"mercer" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"From the Mercer and excuse me Todd could you grab me some water you have got to be this is Dan add sour too will miss me Friday we've been so busy with everything else I don't even know what we're cooking today Alan the I. T. guy has the triggers fired up we got a shower of shame coming up in the final hour of the show we had the big golf match yesterday Mary against Tyler the moderator we gave you the first three holes about an hour ago in in coming up in about twenty minutes from now on our YouTube channel YouTube dot com slash Dan Patrick show the next three holes and then in the final hour of the final three holes the loser it's a firing squad of water balloons and the person who won the match yesterday was gonna put hot sauce in some balloons and then it was suggested by stop there why not put bleach in one of those balloons while you're at it so we've we've got milk juice and water in the balloons and that'll be coming up in the final hour of the show don't want to give away who won but we all lost after watching that yesterday eight seven seven three D. P. show email address D. P. Dan Patrick dot com Twitter handle with D. P. shell say good morning to our radio partners good morning and chat wrote with those watching on YouTube dot com slash the Dan Patrick show will get two phone calls coming up got a poll question I don't know if we stay with this poll question are we going to nope Weston is what position would you not want to play in the NFL made all these like franchise tag numbers but everyone said no I don't wanna be an offense of linemen even take it pay it all right so we have some silly ones there because it's Friday I will hit you it is versus national skateboarding day who'd you rather be Tony hawk the greatest skateboarder arguably or Kelly Slater the greatest surfer arguably Kelly Slater do you get Kelly Slater's looks is what I'm going to ask I'm Kelly Slater now you you I have his ability in career by your life defining the poll question have to cause tell it because there's too good looking yeah but Tony hawk has got a couple hundred million dollars yes there is one major major major factor that differentiates the two a one there's no way I'm taking Kelly Slater okay I'll let you guess what that is you're free to the water now well I'm afraid of what's in the water sharks okay I am I have a very real fear of being eaten alive by an animal and I do not want to be alive by shark okay she'd rather be injured like Tony hawk it's injured yeah as opposed to the possibility of being eaten by a shark okay if I gave you the choice right now you could be injured we have like an injured knee or you could be in a live by shark which would you take well the full potential of the spill potential to be eaten by sharks and now and then the potential of a knee injury or the potential of being eaten alive I've had a knee injury okay I try being eaten alive then let me know which one is better apple questions going to be a hundred percent the internet by shark are you sure I would think that be a hundred percent okay let's say you're not afraid of sharks then I would be Kelly Slater why would you not be afraid of sharks it was a police the water and I could be up on my surfboard and then there's no sharks in there it's under water they get police under there thank you police say look out shark and then you can you know give you a two second warning of a life guard there this is what are the Mick fanning that server get attacked by sharks twice yeah yes after the first time I have no sympathy for you for the second time do you think Mick fanning thought usually your odds of a shark attack are like zero point zero zero zero he figured I'm attacked once I'm in the clear for a while I twice what else do you have a club well if you're not into that you're not gonna like are you most of that actually are you more afraid of bears or sharks sharks yeah me too all of us here I think Hey at least see the bear coming I don't see the shark any run ins because I know you go hiking up there in the woods and I've I've I've encountered bears but for the most part I don't really care about us sharks care about us there's now that come O. de bear that I saw in British Columbia he was just there grabbing salmon now if he really wanted me then he could had slave Dan and it I could have gotten away from him but he was he was in his own little world just going out there Gail stabbing salmon who are still spawning swimming upstream shark hello I gone into the water I can't see the bottom I like looking at the water I don't like being in the water and then you get like sea weed that wraps around your legs with me while your kids are playing and they have you know they they couldn't care less you have a club I don't know if I got enough love for the story I told last year you know I saw a great water a great white off the beach in Cape Cod yeah I tell you guys yeah you did I don't know if I got enough love you that should be all there's been a lot of the guys on the great white that I never get them if I got enough love for that but what kind of love did you want that you saw on the ground like a great white shark in real life sixty yards like like all my god it was right next to you did you save one of your kids from it or I don't know like like other kind of throw the football I was that close to me I was on the land by the way is it just to be clear do you think the shark looked at you on the beach and set all our great white he added that the glamorous capital if you like shiny objects in million aside with that might attract young all right we're going to give you more love that use all a great white shark by the way are they all great white sharks other average white sharks what everybody's a porn star the other night there's great white are there good good white sharks why is a really great yes that's what I watch that much but there are journeymen in the porn world they're definitely not also he's bounced around a couple places different porn company yeah yeah I just saw an article the other day there where it said that the country lost its way when we changed **** to porn there used to be a **** well it was **** right Cornell porn everything went to hell when we teens **** deployment okay back eleven you have my word will give you a little bit more love that you saw great white like if you're a barbecue this weekend so it says yeah yeah you heard there's a shark sighting yeah my family clothes are great white last summer can we check is the is are they just known as great white I think that's it I just got to be the species they write the great west but I don't know yeah I was just surprised that you're a great white shark like is there a a foot length where you're at no like you the cusp of being a great white like you're eight feet long two feet longer be a great white shark it's like you know women who are five six but to be a good you know supermodel you gotta be five eight you can't be five six right I is there a white shark there's a yellow shark I know that there's a blue whale yeah but they're not called great blue whale right now I get your point like should there be a white.
The Skeptics Guide
"Hello and welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe today. Is Wednesday June third twenty twenty and this is your host. Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella everybody Cara Santa Maria, had a Jay Novella Guys Evan? Bernstein good evening. Folks you all doing today well pretty. Trying hard, it's been a tough week and a tough week. That's happened since our last show. A little bit co vid. UPDATES I like we usually do so. The numbers are continued to increase of course, but you know in the US definitely is a leveling off. The parts of the country that peaked I are starting are the the new cases, the number of new cases are declining, but some other parts of the country where that peaked later are still on the upswing, and some are even spiking a little bit, and so we're you know again as I said before beginning that transition to the next phase where we're starting to partially roll things out, and I think the next month or two. Two is going to really tell a lot about how things are going to go, you know. Do you think that's because like the most populated cities it did tend to peak I and so even if like the more rural areas or suburban or less populated areas are now starting to see their cases peaking, it's just like in terms of gross numbers. Fewer people yeah I. Think so. Yeah, this is Dan. We're definitely getting into the more rural phase of the spread of the virus now right absolutely plus also in the news. No zombies have showed up yet Let's get. Out about that a little of both j little both all right Bob I'll I'll surprise you. One of these nights I'll come over your house. I'll dress up. I'll do the whole thing. But I imagine. How another hydroxy chloroquine study came out. This one showing does not protect people from acquiring Kovic. So you can give it as a preventive to people who are not does not reduce their risk of getting it. On the good side the study, the first study of convalescent convalescent plasma plasma from people who are who covered nineteen and got better. Show that it was safe. This was an open label trial. Not Out of control try. This is a phase. One safety trial showed that it was safe, and the I think it was like twenty people, or whatever in the study they rose more than ever one thousand nine of them recovered, so they they did. They did well the. Test, yeah, yes. This April plasma is with antibodies and so again not wasn't an efficacy trial, so we can't say really that it works based on this trial. We didn't feel them, but yeah, but it looked. It looks preliminarily positive, but we'd now. This will pave the way for for an efficacy trial where we compare it to. Control. So that's good and. Now half with you my second week working in the hospital and he'll nap. Have you had a recent test? Now? I've been tested. They're only testing happy only testing symptomatic hype. Initially we record the show last week I'd only were there for a few days and it is a bit of a shock know after two months of being in lockdown to be stroll around the hospital. Full of sick people was. Different experience. Culture shock yeah in a way, but now I'm sort of seeing the other side of it. Yeah I think we got this lockdown pretty tight in that. The people working in the hospital are all really diligent. What I mean like everyone's wearing a mask wearing gloves washing in and out of patient rooms are guarding the protective gear you know. Doing doing social. And and you know we've made lots of workflow changes. You know we're not doing the on mass rounds that we used to do. We've really changed how how we're doing things and they'll probably be like the new normal for quite some time absolutely. The next year's fair Paris fashion show is going to be you know gowns and masks, and all sorts of protective equipment might be you never. Know. What it! Might be, that's just how how interesting so I mean this is this is. A risk of four hundred and fifty thousand people, healthcare workers have contracted covid nineteen around the world. Aches so. Out Obviously it's a higher risk than. Being in the hospital I. Mean you think about it? A hospital is the worst place to be. Spreading disease covert, which was thinking about it, so it's a space. Building. Con- confined to some extent with tons of people. Many of whom are sick and you're people, large groups of people are moving around the hospital like literally going into different patients rooms. You know what I mean, so it's like it's a complete setup for the trainer allows all of totally this is why. The precautions have been have been increasing over the course of my career. You know over the course of historical time as infectious diseases get more menacing, and this is just the latest iteration of that, and I do think that there's going to be permanent changes to how hospitals functions function in response to covert one, thousand, nine, hundred, probably because over nineteen, going to be a permanent addition to our Germans fear so. Did you like there were changes after after Mersa started to become A. Hundred thousand people are in hospital. I mean there's there's specific protocols. If someone's mercer positive as specific protocol associated with that I, have one patient on my service now. WHO's positive? It's a gown and glove. Every time you go in, and that's always been the case since mercer was discovered. And it's very common so same things same things with other antibiotic resistant. Bacteria and also certain respiratory. Infections and tuberculosis like every time there's a new big infectious disease pretty much permanently changes practice, so, but the thing is so i. am feeling better I. think in a way is like we got this. You know we're doing everything we can do. We're of minimizing it. The professionalism is definitely there and I think. Healthcare workers is getting more experience with covenant. We're learning a lot about it, so we're sort of getting a grip on it, but there's just no way around the fact that it's a risk and that already there's been a huge price paid by healthcare workers for for being on
"mercer" Discussed on WRVA
"The Richmond WTVR XP to Richmond from the Mercer rug cleaning studios from ABC news I'm Richard Cantu all four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's killing in custody are now in custody themselves Minnesota's Attorney General upgraded the charge against our shop in the second degree murder and charged the other three with aiding and abetting this is a a big upgrade in the charge most states don't have three degrees of murder Minnesota is one of only a handful of states that that has three types of murder as opposed to but this really moved it from the affected bleep and unintentional murder to an intentional walk ABC news chief legal analyst Dan Abrams police reform on many people's minds including former president Obama there is a change in mindset that's taking place a greater recognition that we can do better he wants every mayor in the country to review police use of force policies and commit to report on planned reforms at the White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany says reform is on their radar there's been discussion of various proposals that we can look at but no announcements on that front just yet defense secretary mark esper finds himself at odds with his boss over how to handle George Floyd related unrest from secretary esper challenging the president on a threat to send U. S. troops in against protesters I do not support invoking the insurrection act but will that lead to ask for being fired by the president spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany not saying what the president will do as of right now secretary esper is still secretary aspirin I should the president lose faith on we will all learn about that sign in the future Andy field ABC news Washington university of Michigan environmentalists are predicting a larger than average oxygen depleted dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico hi rivers in high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus from agricultural and urban runoff the cause but the predicted size of the area this year with too little oxygen for marine life is nowhere near record you're listening to ABC news Jeff Casteel Riley joining us wonderful wonderful piece talking about this great pride you had in the entire journalistic field and then you talked about where we are today to me it makes me very sad because I have been in the journalism profession for forty five years the hard to reach the top of the profession I've had a good life because of journalism and I see now the corruption that has taken over the whole industry is six major corporations control ninety percent of the national news hello and all of those six five run by about liberal man and those men impose their ideology on their employees in the plant it's worse so the two major newspapers the New York times Washington post are now run by radical left for questions and this is not the way it's supposed to be this press is supposed to be looking out for the folks weekdays three to six one news radio eleven forty W. RP eight and ninety six point one FM police.
Western Australia prepares for 'once-in-a-decade' storm
"A storm has made landfall across a huge straight to the coast of Western Australia bringing torrential rain and powerful gales the emergency services a cooling it a once in A. decade events from Sydney his Phil Mercer all of Australia's west coast is at risk from destructive winds heavy rain and it normally high tides waves up to eight metres of full costing some areas residents have been warned to expect flooding and power cuts the storm is the remnants of tropical cyclone mango that's combining with the cold fronts the result is expected to be unusually severe conditions across hundreds of kilometres of coastline including tough a city of two million
"mercer" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Police are emergency management folks thousands and thousands of threats that came in to our police. National Guard got pulled into that got threatened National Guard. Nothing to do with this so now one of our guard. I don't know if they're Democrat or Republican. I suspect many of them are Republicans. They're getting calling all sorts of names. They're getting death. Threats to governor. Gets death threats. I mean my staff has gotten death threats and all of those have to be investigated and rundown. It's one thing to call us everything under the sun and Janette and that's happened and it's ugly and social media can be ugly place but I don't think folks appreciate the amount of time it takes folks that work for the state police on our local police sheriffs. That have to deal with this chase all this down and it's a it's a daily thing was social media. Folkston can make death threats. And they don't they don't think they're gonNA they're gonNA be the consequence to each one of those has to be investigated onto to grounds. That's all I feel the worst for well. I want to be mindful of our time because we're running short on it and I know you've got back to your job so we want to talk a little bit about your Kobe. Response and the governor's response when we come back and we're back on transition. Virginia where with Clark Mercer. The world renowned chief-of-staff North Clark everybody in Virginia's eager to get back to whatever we consider normal life but we want to go out to the restaurant and we want to get a haircut and we WANNA go baseball game but none of that's happening right now. walk US through how? Virginia possibly hold itself out of this mess. It's time.
"mercer" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"In the office Tuesdays and Thursdays. So that kind of coincides with the governor's press conferences on the three days that I'm in and the kids are here and they and they do a pretty good job of Doing work and not driving US crazy. But it's It's definitely wear then at this point. How do you feel about doing this? Press conference is. We're going to talk about Kobe later. But I feel like every time. They don't know the answer to something they say. Let's bring up Clark. And he knows the interest everything. You're sort of like the pinch hitter. That is my role. Is I kind of stand off to the side? And if there's an oddball question that we don't have the right subject matter person. Therefore the governor's communication styles unique. It's different than mine and so a lot of time. Energy goes in to get everything ready for each one of those and we have a seven thirty meeting every morning to go over the Cova numbers to go over. Cova data depending on what specific thing that week. We're focused on. We have different folks. Come in and brief the governor. Sorry days start out at seven thirty to cover. It gives us a break on Saturday and Sunday tonight. Am but on Monday Wednesday Fridays. Where typically the night before we kind of have the outline for the press conference? It's it takes a lot of time and and sometime prefer to be digging into other things. I especially in a post General Assembly session in reconvened. The Governor had twelve hundred ninety two bells. It was a record number of bills general pass and even without Cova. The average for our policy staff in council was something between fifty and seventy five bills day that they had to do a legal review of policy review and recommend to. The governor signed veto a man then also the budget record number of amendments with us on allotment strategy. See at all that and it's made for some some long weeks. Well let's get into those bill. Let's talk about each and every one of those one thousand two hundred ninety two bills now just getting so. This is transition. Virginia would like to talk about the transition of power normally for our previous episodes. That's been the transition of power in the General Assembly. You though Clark were around for the transition of power at the executive mansion the transition from former governor Terry McAuliffe to our current Governor Ralph. Northam this is a process that goes on kind of beyond the of public site and people don't really know what this looks and smells like explain for us with the transition of power was like in the Executive Mansion. Sure the morning. After the governor was elected he's interested. It gives us transaction press conference in. Then you basically give them the keys to an office building. That's empty and some it support for your email laptops. And that's it you have from November to January higher entire administration every agency had every deputy agency had a policy advisor at each agency. All your secretaries deputies your staff or counsel end you don't have any money though the Commonwealth doesn't provide any money or staffing or a Typo. Hr helped identify folks. You might need for those positions and the Legislature Virginia. Bounce a power. They're very hesitant to give any power to the decorative branch and so you start your administration. After they've already begun they're legislative session. They filed all their bills. The governors introduced the budget. That you can't a man. And all that is designed for the new governor to start out a little bit slower behind all live out with the legislature. So you say was designed for the governor to be behind the eight ball. Do you know that's the reason it was designed that way or is it just the good question? I don't know if that was originally. Why if you ask folks now? Could we swear? The governor and before the legislative session starts the answer of your resounding no and you know. They don't allow amendments to the budget. There's a lot of things that are tilted. For whatever reason whatever the impetus was for that the result is that it favors the legislative branch and so the governor came in at first session with with Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate and the the point that I make us over. Mind folks out were. Democratic majorities is that it doesn't matter if it's a one seat majority are a twenty seat. Majority me your committees are stacked against you and it's very difficult to move legislation out of those committees to ever get him to the floor. And so you know Medicaid. Expansion was the governor's priority working with the Republican legislature at the time. And so that's one transition that we've worked through from kind of talk about how we worked with the legislature on issues and then of course this past November when the legislature flip its present a whole new dynamic in terms of what's possible new challenges new opportunities to one party having all three of those bodies in control so you mentioned the transition of power. That happened this year. I'm wondering how you would describe the difference from your office in the executive branch. How did it look and feel differently with the Democrats being in the majority versus how it was when Republicans were in control of the entire legislative branch? Yeah I mean you know. We got the the driver's license suspension issue. The Felony Larceny threshold for two hundred. Five hundred. We got Medicaid expansion. Those with three really big wins democratic priorities done with Republican majorities. And you have to compromise. You know going into it that Medicaid expansion. He said it was pretty resolute in their opposition to it with the exception of really hang a couple of other. Republicans came along so he was a real leader from day. One on that and in the House. I think they're Republican leadership. I think I decided to take that issue off the table for future elections and work with us to get expansion. I think that was their motivation. And we had a pretty reliable and strong. A staffer elected in Chris. Jones time WHO's villava legislature Cox supported that but they did have uniform in in their in their caucus and we ended up getting the house. Republicans onboard support expansion the Senate Republicans really worked there so we. We ended up kind of the House and the executive branch teamed up on this the Senate to try to leverage them to get there and we were able to send our normal was opposed very very loudly so the leadership of the Senate on the Felony Larceny threshold. We wanted to get a thousand dollars working to be able to get there so the compromise was five hundred dollars there was some restitution legislation that was passed victim rights which was seen as a compromise. Although it's important that victims of restitution that's an important topic with Medicaid expansion. There was a work requirement. That conversation issue has matured and evolved from UCLA lawsuits throughout the country. But originally that discussion was part of the package and then the driver's license suspension in the in the Senate we had a republican champion of that of Bill Stanley. So those were three things we were able to do. There's a lot of the democratic control. You know what the democratic priorities are. You know you're going to be able to move those pieces of legislation much more easily and you have staff that that you know the staff kind of work for the leadership so a lot of the same staff are around but now they're working for democratic leadership in the Democratic leadership have different priorities so no good. Staffers are able to work and be responsive to their members. And we've got really great staff in the House and Senate budget committees and much more easy to work with now because we know that they are priorities are lined with ours you know. We had things in the amendments the previous budgets. And you always had to think you know this is something that the Republicans are going to support. How do we place device it in a way that doesn't call attention to our compromises? I mean there's legislation at the governor's that a big supporter of Lart so long acting reversible contraception and. That's been an item in the budget. That's caused you know concern for Republican than this time around. We knew we have reproductive choice. Champions in the legislature so it was a lot easier this time around and some people say. Be careful what you wish for. You're going to have all of these Democrats with all these new ideas and some of them are GonNa push the Commonwealth too far left. I mean those problems that that I don't use those as problems at all. I mean yes. There may be pieces of Legislation Ideas. That people have that we might not be on with. We might not be all the Democrats might not be there but those are much better problems to have than having a body. That's fundamentally opposed to some of the worker rights. Some of the some of the you know you mentioned minimum wage before we started the show. Things that we knew were just non starters. Minimum wage is a great example You know for years and years and years folks would would advocate for minimum wage respond. Let's tie it to CPI heightened flation. Let's do this. Let's do that and the answer was always no no no now this time around. You know the same folks at Shut the door to any discussion of a minimum wage increase. Kind of came to the table and said well let's compromise. Let's something that we can all compromise on and it was. It was a kind of fell on deaf ears but I don't think it was as genuine. That they they had decades to have these conversations that they didn't entertain. And so you're the governor obviously with Kobe. Nineteen there's a couple of these bill that have fiscal impacts to small businesses Hugely supportive of one two CDs things move forward not debate them again next General Assembly session and so he put delay clause on a couple of those that the legislature agreed with the minimum wage. They weren't going to start that until January of next year. Anyway so they're already was delayed built into it. Which is a little bit of miscommunication when the governor proposed going to May people need the minimum wage increase right now and that was never envisioned by the General Assembly always January and the idea there was to give some of these small businesses a few more months to get up and running and Post Cova did and also for us to figure out where federal dollars are going to be spent and how we're going to structure the budget but it was You know stuff like you know I. I've been a big proponent of getting rid of Lee Jackson Day and that has taken a whole new dynamic we have one hundred thousand people in our workforce that worked for the Commonwealth and to tell anybody that works for me whether they're white or black. You're required by law to stay home today. And when you look at the code doesn't say honored individuals for their long histories of their military promises that they were defenders of lost causes. That's all the code says about it and you know particularly to employees of color to tell them. You're forced tally children. You're going to be at home today. Because you're supposed to be honoring someone that thought to Enslave You. Maybe sick to my stomach. And you know with Republican majorities that issue with nowhere and we were able to not only jettison Lee Jackson Day but replace it make Election Day a holiday Aso to not you know some folks what you're punishing state employees by not giving them another often and we'll we'll give them election day off and that certainly allows folks at work blue collar jobs where they're not able to take off and go vote in the middle a day the opportunity to do that and so there was something kind of built in the this legislative session. That got me really excited that I've been waiting on frankly for years to do. And so the transition you know the Democratic leaders. Yeah I'm originally from Alexandra. No sender SAS law while I know delegate herring well Speaker Filler corn and we can pick up the phone and call these folks and hey here's an issue that we have let's work through it and you know. Cova good example of whether folks are really genuine and their desire to work two issues. We get press releases set almost every time. The governor has a press conference it is followed by a press release by Republican leadership and we have calls with Republican with all the members of general simply a couple times a week and and opened a Florida questioned. And we don't get a single question comment and our cell phone numbers are readily available. And they don't get used and then there's a press release calling on the governor of new X Y and Z your courtesy him doing excellent Y and Z and we have some Republicans. Pick up the phone and call and say hey. Here's an issue that I'm having. Can you work with? We do but with our democratic readers. It's a much more. They're much more willing to pick up the phone. And say hey. I've got a concern. Can we work this out rather than sending out a press release and just try to make an example political so yeah especially during? Kovin it strikes me as something that's particularly bad taste where there is no rule book on how to respond and the game is just make sure as few people die as possible. Right yeah the last couple of weeks have gotten overtly partisan and it didn't start out that way it started out I think much more collegial folks really recognizing that Virginia's a huge states very diverse. There's a lot of things to factor in but for whatever reason and maybe that's coming out of DC. Maybe that's coming out of Congress. I think folks have decided that they're going to make it into more of a partisan issue and it's it's it's disappointing. I'll get calls sometimes a heads up. We gotta send this press release. It's going to be crappy but we gotta do it. Okay and then you know. The press corps is blind copied in the letter to the governor's office in Times. We don't even get letters. There'll be a press release. Act that the governor that we don't just get sent to the press we read about it you know.
Dante Basco Discussed Landing the Role of Rufio
"You work asked. How did how did that come about like you had started out as a dancer one of your first credits is in moon-walker. Yeah yeah me. And my little brother Dion. We're in Walker. I was actually his understudy in moon-walker and we did the bad video but we did the kid. Bad video friends would allow those kids today. I mean mercer tantrums in the video. She's like the executive producer showrunner of of fails to share. We've known each other since we were like twelve. The way dancing works. You have the casting you have to have a cast like exact behind them because people get hurt all the time when you dance so we did that. We Young. We're gases when he came to L. A. But when I did hook the pretty remarkable thing about hook is so my little brother. Dion hadn't auditioned for another character in the movie. And I remember calling my managers when he got the addition. Because we're like you gotta give me an audition for this movie because you know the one thing we knew is it's Robin Williams playing grownup Peter Pan. And you're like that had captured the imagination of the world like. Oh my God like Robin Williams is Peter Pan. That's who he is. And so we were all excited about the movie and Spielberg and and whatnot. And so I ended up getting audition for other character. Rubio we know in these characters are and then my other brother. Dr Ian got an audition for Rubio too so we both went in together. This the thing about being brothers L. A. And Act against all audition and continue against each other and to this day and it's like was the TV show like last season where they're like. Oh it's between you and your brother during both on the board like whatever like was going to get it so good like but we've all trained together and go of the process understand that you're not really in competition with each other you know but we've been through a lot as brothers and different these days almost be really close. Yeah I mean it's hard to be Asian actor in. It's hard to be an actress. La I always say it's hard to be an actor in La. Probably want hard jobs in the world as far as to work and then on top of that it's hard to be an ethnic actually and within the ethnic spectrum it's hard to be Asian ethnic spectrum and even within the Asian spectrum to be Filipino. That particular Asian is super strange. The people because they're like are you. What kind of Asian Asians that? We wrote this role for you like a brown skin kind of are you. So why are you so ten and then even within that little like Filipino? It's like it's you know I'm one of four brothers that are like very close in age like you're the boss brothers like at our performance that our performance that we're all here in the audition so it. I've lived a very unique experience except where I've brothers that lived with me. Oh we are definitely going to ask you about one of the few experiences. You had playing a specific Filipino. American character in the great debut debut But I I want to ask you lower living in this hook. Moment your audition you said before that in a way your upbringing in paramount helped you in. Yeah House. The unique thing about that particular project is I went in on me and my brother both went in. We put the auditions on tape with the with the Catcher in Jefferson. There's a picture of that day too. We both dressed up like how he thought loss was addressed up. I remember like bracelets on this. Weird like floral shirt and so We had the addition and then I got a call back like the eight my managing like. Oh so Steven Spielberg wants to meet you. So I went to Amblin which is on the universal lot in the whole lot. All great but there's like this one sections like Spanish villas like that stevensville offices. We went there and this is like before. Ps Ten does like here. Like a mall arcade in his office which is crazy and so we're they're playing video games and he brings me in and then he doesn't even me again we talk. We talk about a lot of stuff you talk about rats so Rizzo and talked about Dustin Hoffman. Because I know his playing hook at that time and we talked about films we talk about other things I did and then do you want me to read. He's like no no. You're good I just wanted to meet you and I was like what I walked out. My mom had to go. I don't think I got it like I read. You know and then a few days later they offer me the part which wild so read the part one time. When I was on the set I remember sitting on the pirate ship and I was like. Hey Steven like never auditioned like read the roll one time and someone offered me the job. How did that happen and Steven was like Yeah Dante. Like at of all the kids we. You're the only kid that scared me. And but you know when I think about it now inside. I'm living in paramount right. And this is ninety one. You know kids were getting shot in my school. Like my best friend. Like one of our friends got killed his girlfriend. There was like guns everywhere drugs. We you know there's like life and death situations going on every day. There was like a big race war blacks breast of Mexicans. Where where what side are you on? Oh we need to get out of here at lunch or like you know it's going down and when you're dealing with like that kind of environment to degree the lost boys gang. I just the leader of the gang and so I think some of that was you know brought to the surface when doing the character and I think that kind of resonated with Stephen. I think that Kinda helped my the whole thing so
New Zealand team in Australia for rugby league season
"A rugby league team from New Zealand arrives in Australia today the first foreign nationals to be allowed into the country since it started easing its coronavirus restrictions the New Zealand warriors are the only overseas team to play in Australia's national rugby league competition at the end of may the players will go go into quarantine for fourteen days our correspondent Phil Mercer reports from Sydney border force officials have given thirty six plants and stuff from the New Zealand warriors special permission to fly to Australia the team will go into isolation in Tamworth the regional city north of Sydney the place will stay in a motel attached to a sports grounds ahead of the planned restart of Australia's national rugby league competition it intends to be the first major sports in the country to resume it season as Australia begins to wind back some of its cozied nineteen
Korean president says nothing to confirm on Kim Jong Un health reports
"Over Mercer of north Korean leader Kim Jong and possibly ill after reports he went through cardio vascular surgery south Korea's presidential office says there's nothing to confirm and there's no special movement that is noticeable within North Korea daily NK a Seoul based internet media specializing in North Korea related news reported Kim is recovering and receiving treatment the report cites unnamed sources in North Korea blaming his smoking obesity and over working as causes for his
Detroit mayor: Nursing homes huge concern in COVID-19 fight
"Mayor Mike Duggan remains concerned over the prevalence of the virus in nursing homes across the city newsradio nine fifty John Hewitt with more in the words of the mayor Detroit has a crisis in its nursing homes with positive corona virus test results having been found in all twenty six nursing facilities across the city with twenty six resident deaths attributed to the virus to date and continues to be a source a real concern and I'm gonna start dealing with some of these north Mercer from directors myself if we don't see a significant commitment hi in keeping these patients well the mayor promising to conduct up to two thousand additional covert nineteen tasks within nursing home facilities over the next week while establishing a rapid response team aimed at identifying and isolating those who test positive otherwise the mayor says the numbers over all across the city continue to be trending in the
Criticized for Pandemic Response, Trump Tries Shifting Blame to the W.H.O.
"Mr Mr Basham we always have you on you are plugged into what's going on as far as the trump administration in this corona virus in the response so I want to play you a little bit audio Doug and I want to get your thoughts on this so trump as you know the last several days he's been blaming the WHL for mismanaging the coronavirus response I want to play a little bit this audio from his press conference and I want your spot here it is had the W. H. O. done its job to get medical experts into China to objectively assess the situation on the ground and to call out China's lack of transparency the outbreak could have been contained a source with very little death this would have saved thousands of lives and avoided worldwide economic damage instead the W. H. O. willingly took China's assurances to face value and they took it just at face value so what is your response to that dot when you're Donald Trump putting blame on the WHL well it's just the latest on his list of who we can blame and who we can avoid taking responsibility by blaming I thought the ball fuller is things when he said he's cutting of funding because the W. H. O. was China centric I mean that's just hilarious when you consider that trump was praising China all along for their transparency and what a great job they were doing of course president she's a friend of his so I mean I just think it's hilarious that he is let lacing into the WHL for taking the same position he did well he was praising China because he thought that they were telling the truth at the time and because it's very fluid situation that has changed over the last couple months Doug well keep in mind their respective of what the WHO's said thanks to three blockbuster articles that were published Sunday and Monday by The New York Times Associated Press and The Washington Post the bottom line is trump was being told by his own people as early as January third he didn't need to listen to the WHL he hasn't actually through the administration whose hair was on fire begging him to do something and he didn't I mean the bottom line is after those three stories and if anybody wants to call any of those publications fake news The New York Times brought receipts eighty pages not eighty emails but eighty pages of emails the chill exactly what was going on from early January and trump did nothing okay trump knew he did nothing if that's the case then why did Anthony Fauci who is the the the foremost expert you thought you need to talk about experts but why did he on January twenty sixth say everything will be fine we don't think that this is a you know efficient enough through human transmission he said the exact same thing on February twenty ninth why did he make those statements is yes no wonder whatever whatever Donald Trump whatever dollar chuckles doing because from what it would not hold by whatever whatever in his administration including Alex Reyes are his HHS secretary that something should be done but we know the reason that we shut down the account owners the reason that we're in a lock down and it is because of Anthony Fauci endeavor bricks and the sciences and the doctors that are saying that two point six million people could have died if there is no medication or for free just you know scorned quote let it rip and one for herd immunity so that's who trump has been listening to for the last few months that's who we should be listening to concerning Anthony Fauci is the president of the National Institute of health as well and very well connected to all the different pharmaceutical company he's an MVP dealt with with H. I doubt we'll start out with Mercer tell the ball up Dr Fauci said in January there wasn't a task force nor was about your part of it those why there was a test thanks to Donald Trump there was a test was there was one there was one case in the entire United States there was one death but the death well it was about was man that visited Wuhan from United States actually reside in the struggle of course you do so so so I don't understand what you're what you're saying this was going to be a global pandemic and he needed to start preparing this interaction with them actually as far as intent on January twenty second was the first time that who recognized it as transmissible human to human now that doesn't mean efficient transmissible that just means transmissible as late as February fourteenth who and China in a joint statement so that only one point two percent of a symptomatic cases can be carriers of the virus Anthony Fauci at that time said the exact same time so it does it is it is not it is not a common thing for viruses like this to Joe I'm not finished yet there's something very horrible what about that but it's not common for viruses like this to be human to human transmissible you know efficiently and then we find out that China has forty three thousand cases of a simple a symptomatic cases that they were not even counting all right let's give Doug time to respond to that go ahead dunk well no one is trying to absolve China of unfairly blamed for what they did the only person that was was Donald Trump he was one that was thanking them for being so transparent so I can hold on a second dog dog I'm sorry to interrupt you I want to play this audio and then I want to let you respond it's exactly what you are talking about and then dug up I want you to respond to it this is a reporter confronting Donald Trump yesterday on past praise for China's transparency this is exactly what Doug Basham is talking about Doug you'll spot right after here because here it
"mercer" Discussed on Defenders of Business Value
"Is just a very strange time in the backdrop of all of these. All of those boomers you're talking about is that They probably lost thirty or forty percent of the value of everything else that they've accumulated if they're extracts into the market there so it's it's really a double whammy for a lot of folks. Yeah and that's where I was. That's where I was going with. This is that you know. We're we're all your wealth is tied up in your business and even if you were taking chips off the table over the last five to seven years. Yeah those chips just evaporated or at least a lot of them did and so that leads you to want. What do you take the discount as you're saying I mean you're not going to get a crack at this? You may want to to take what you can while you still can right. I don't think I'd be trying to sell a business. For the next three months I end. The process of being marketed. And people are already talking and halfway committed. That's one thing but it's Buyers are aware of what's going on the market as well right sleep like seeing the same stock market that we all well and that leads to you. Know what what do you do if you're needy in the middle of a deal because if I'm if I'm a buyer I'm taking full advantage of of this this make your business more risky or this. You know it gives me chance to pause and say you know what. Let's just table this for ninety days and let the storm go by. And then we'll revisit it and you know you've been in the business long enough to know that time kills all deals and you know that seller does not want that buyer to walkway. Because chances are they're not coming back so you know. How do you offset something like that? It's very different right. You know I said one time and I I wrote it down so I could quote myself If you wait until it's too late it's too late and that's That's what I think. A lot of owners do in terms of waiting to sell their business. Where waiting to if they don't sell it or get it under management hands or a different arrangement so that of other people are benefiting and and Maybe they maybe have let's benefit. I think you're gonNA find some business owners that are GONNA be holding their stock or holding a piece of their stock. They may have to give up some of their stock. You know to keep people A and in in the coming in the coming year or two or three in order to keep it all together but that might be a whole lot preferable to losing the team. Yeah we'll speak another team one of the things that fascinated me with your practices you converted into an e stop and I don't know how many years ago and that was a first for an advisory firm like like Mercer Capital Right. I had never seen anyone. Do you know I've seen you know. Obviously you know. Various professional services like architects and things like that crate e stops by never seen something like like Investment Banking Firm. Can you speak to that? And how did that rollout and are are? You still pleased with that decision. Sure well we sold the company to the employee stock ownership plan on January one. Two thousand six the Took out a loan hundred percent loan to buy that stock the update or the company did to the ISA and paid it off in eight years. The Egypt is You know provides a valuable additional benefit to our employees. We still have a profit sharing plan and still make a generous contribution to the profit sharing plan. But we also have the ISA so folks have the value that skin the shares but Our ISA is an escort piece off and it's contributions and and Distributions are not taxable and so It is in addition to the value of the stock accumulated substantial assets that are invested unfortunately in the markets. It'll come back. I think it'll I think it will come back President Trump yesterday was hopeful that it would come roaring back and I do believe that it will. You stop was a good decision for us. It's been it's been. It's been very very good service arm. We generate you know cashflow and We were able to service the and and now it's it's just an additional significant enhancement to the retirement. Plans of our our employees said you've always mercer capitals. Always Been One of those pinnacle firms out there that that you just kind of follow along and hope that you can learn from afar is probably the best way to put it well. I was just thinking about that business. Owner that you're talking about and I guess my suggestion to them or him or would be saying that I gave to our staff and memo couple of days ago in that is that. Don't let the psychology overpower you. Take charge of your attitude and be as optimistic as you can while you're working on cash flow and get to the other side and then do what you need to do in a very reasonable period of time. Because like I said he'd there probably won't be another chance for a lot of folks in that age category well? My last question has to do with with expectation. Forecasting of a small business already starts at next impossible. So if I'm a buyer how do I even begin to forecast this sucker punch that the target that I'm looking at just received how do I take it from there? That is an enormously difficult thing. I think it will increase You know increase due diligence. Yeah I think it will slow down the pace of deals and it will kill under deals certainly over the next six months because it's it's hard to take into account what might come out on the other side. When you're in the middle of the market slide. Basically all you can do is slide until you get to the bottom. And then then you then you can begin about forecasting. But how would you like to forecast for a hotel right now for restaurants? I'm valuing the company that owns a number of restaurants in resort locations. Whatever forecast they had makes no sense right now. I'm in the same camp. I have a portfolio of restaurants. And and what do you do? I mean I'm I'm trying to figure out whether or not in six weeks from now. Are they even still in business? Do they want to be in business? So yeah I I hear you. I want to be sensitive to your time like I said you have such depth and wisdom and have seen so many different things. I guess I'm hoping you have any parting guidance. For those folks that are that are out there hurting and trying to figure out how to keep afloat. If I have any guys it would be to keep looking forward optimistically. The downside of being optimistic is nil. The downside of being pessimistic great so to the extent that you can affect your attitude. Keep a positive attitude through this thing. It will help you get through this time period and it will help you rebuild and and put things back together when the markets a bit more favorable. Well Chris you know truly. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to visit with you like like I said you have. You have made me a better appraiser better deal guy. Thank you know and I'm just I'm just so grateful that you took the time under these circumstances because I'm certain you guys are scrambling the way we are. So thank you for being a defender of business value and I hope we can. We can do this again under under better circumstances. I'll look forward to that in for sure. This was another episode of the defenders of business value podcast for more episodes pack with strategies to increase the value of your business visit defenders of business value dot com for show notes transcripts in free tools to start you on your journey. Subscribe now so you don't miss any future episodes..
"mercer" Discussed on Defenders of Business Value
"So that one day they can sell their business at maximum value when they want how they want to whom they want. It seems funny to say that today on this recording of March twenty third I have one of my Valuation Heroes Chris Mercer of Mercer capital for anybody that's been in the valuation community for any period of time recognizes. His thought leadership. And these days. You know people throw it around as an adjective well. Chris is truly one of those guys that has been in this community and is led this community for so many years so Chris Welcome to the show. Thank you ED. It's a pleasure to be here. I wish that the times were a little different than they are. But we're living at the time that we're living well. The good news is that we're living. And that's that's the that's the important thing I gave a little overview before you got on about you and mercer capital can you kind of give your just a brief overview of of you and you know the services that mercer capitalist been providing all these years. Sure I've been in the business appraisal business and nineteen seventy eight. I went into business. It Mercer capital in nineteen eighty two. And we've grown over that period of time to where I think we're one of the larger independent firms in the country. We've got offices in Memphis and Nashville and Dallas and Houston and we'd provide valuation services for broad range of companies and for a broad range of reasons. Gift AND ESTATE TAX PURPOSES FINANCIAL REPORTING PURPOSES EMPLOYEE. Stock OWNERSHIP PLANS. Buy Sell Agreements. And then people of course fight over money and GonNa Gatien is an area where we live troy. Long Time like say the company. We have a significant resources. We had one of the largest single valuation offices and the country. Mega the largest. And then this we've got almost thirty people there most firms don't have that many people in one place but we've been at it a long time as you pointed out and it's been a good ride. I'll tell you when when I was younger and I'm talking to twenty-five years years ago I was my plan. Was You know I would get my chops up here in Indiana and I would. I would land in in Tennessee and I would go work for for Mercer Capital because that was just kind of where that was the pinnacle of of investment banking evaluation. So Yeah what a wonderful company you've built. You know as I was telling you I had a script I had all my questions laid out on how to increase the value of a company to make it more valuable to sell down the road. And if you don't mind I'm going to go ahead and pivot into three areas that you've taught about for all these years. The first one is valuations based on three things. You always thought about risk about earnings an expectation. So we're in the middle of this crisis. So why don't we attack each of these three and figure out how to help business owners either? Stay afloat or at least preserve the value well. The value of the business is present value of all the expected future benefits That is the cash flows from the business discounted to the present a risk adjusted discount rate. And that's That's sort of an overview of the discounted cash flow model. What we have in. Today's environment is heightened risk. I hope that the reaction in the marketplace in recent days is a substantial overreaction and that sanity will prevail. I was around for black Monday. Which was in October of one thousand nine hundred eighty seven when the market dropped maybe close to thirty percent in one day it did come back without a few months and you know it continued on but cash flow is key in every business is going to have to during this period of time focus on either conservative cash or generating cash or a combination of those two things. If you're in the restaurant business and the state has closed you down. There's not much you can do except perhaps takeout and hope that'll pay some of the over and keep a few of your employees and business if you're in the airline business. You're just slow. If you're in the car rental business you're probably slowed down and businesses and don't even think about. I went to laundry. Just pick up something on Friday and I noticed that they had to shorten their hours and the lady said that in the last week their business had just dropped almost nothing because when people are staying home they don't need directly but if you think about the impact on so many different kinds of businesses and they're all trying to do either to generate cash or conserve cash. Because that'll be the key to coming out on the other side. It's hard to talk about the growth of cashflows at this point. You know a business like our business. We have forty five people and normally we have four offices and we know where everybody is and it's easy to communicate with everyone today. We've got forty five people in probably forty five different locations. I'm in Florida. Others are working from home and we're trying to figure out this new reality how to stay productive and and Optimistic and a time when If you read the press or listen to lose my gosh the only thing you can do is get depressed. We had a pep talk this morning with our folks about the fact that you're not alone may think you're alone which you know you working together. We'll and we'll get through this. We've been through every other crisis before now and we'll get through this and I think business owners have to. Kinda take that attitude. It hasn't hit some people yet. Yeah well I'll tell you one of the things that concern me. Is these baby boomers. That had some gas still in the tank so they hit sixty five and they're like you know what I'm I'm still relevant in this business. I think I'm GonNa keep going and so now we're starting to see the influx of more motivated baby boomers so now. They're from talking six seven years ago. So now they're at seventy two seventy three and now they have a real big problem with this thing is hit. So what do we say to those people what you say to people that are if you will ask their prime in terms of selling their business. You'd better work with your team right now in focus on preserving the business and rebuilding the business because you won't get another chance when when this rebounds and all of that pent up demand is still going to be there. They'll still be a bunch of money chasing deals. And so you gotta get to the other side and I don't know if this is a two week dealer an eight week deal or twelfth week deal but every virus that I've heard of so far runs its course and this one too will run. Its course and my suggestion. Is that if if you're in that older baby boomer group and you still own your business. You'd better be focused on your your young people and better be focused on making sure that they are working and happy with the business. Because like I say you won't have another five years to sell it so normally we can explain situations like this as a nonrecurring event and it amplifies risk a little bit. But we can. We can explain and say all right. You know. This doesn't happen very often and we and we can discount you know the event I don't want to say in in its entirety. But you can make that argument but how much of an impact on value will something like this. Have if I'm a business owner. Can I explain this away? As a nonrecurring event or do I now have to to really dig in and take my lumps when come well. It is a non recurring event. But life is filled with one non-recurring event after another this virus on the panic. That is surrounding. It has taken away. You know third of the market capitalization of the US markets and a very short period of time. It would be naive for me to think that that wouldn't have an impact on a typical business if there is such thing on main street so we is evaluation firm are attempting to figure out how to address valuation in this light. Because it's not like we can fast forward to the end of twenty twenty and then we're looking back on. We have people doing deals right now and we have to be talking about valuation right now. This is going to impact a lot of people kind of counter. Intuitive Treasury rates are down at such a low level that would infer that other things being equal that value would be up but values not up. Value is down in value is down because of that thing.
What else? Corona!
"Hey guys hey. This is quarantined. Special saw Corentin special party. He knows how many parts there will be a while they too will watch this. Show this to exactly just to see. This is just this season but the but no is coming off as much as I would say. Let's talk about. The rebels is reality and we have still colliding with this bad ass disease right now but it will pass. I just got a couple of calls just working from home and it's interesting because I talked to different people role globally so I get to talk to people from all different countries and so sometimes. I'm I'm just surprised sometimes about where people are at and this affects people differently like we all know but I just got off talking to a friend a colleague in Germany and man. Oh I was like we were meant to talk about something. We literally spent forty minutes just like having a session on just we can do it. You're okay how are you near Lezo? Stay strong friend you know. And it's like what if it is adjustment thing you say funny like sometimes you can from hiring more you think. Oh yeah cool. Welcome him APPEA- days but at least we know going back to work the next day or the next week that this feels a bit uncertain. Because it's like we would hold I four weeks and now it's more let me going to be twelve last. I think it's about adjustment of what I have to pick up my workplace. Actually because they are competing fixable. They know that people have children or other responsibilities. They know that this is a huge adjustment and people on some people aren't suited to working from home so they are retry it as much as possible to be flexible and because we are all the organization they have reverted funds to support people who live in college. Who are freelancers? Pay Their rent. Who you know what I mean so this to me. It feels like even this is really crap was going on. We tried to pull together to make people's experiences of this at least a bit better. Yeah that that makes me feel good. I think for me. It's just. It's kind of the ways that people things that people are afraid of that. I'm being very aware of and so for some people you know. They're afraid for their families. And so if you've got relatives in countries and so he's he's really touch me because you know he has a mom in Brazil and he's like you know the most the most hard done by people in those cultures in those countries. What what is it what? What about them when they can't get access to health care they can't give up a festive ones on the on the list when it comes to resources because they don't have the money and to book you talked about this last time the private health insurance and when it comes to work. I feel like the him. He's real kind of pain was coming from the uncertainty around work where the company's losing projects. I just talked to Marissa This afternoon as well and should she works for a Hedge Hedge Fund but I can investment bank That sponsors and she was talking to your best year mercer and she was just sharing how this company that specialize in Holidays High Holidays and they and they're like you know borrowed forty million to start their company or something crazy like that and they're projected earnings and revenue for this next month zero and so it's just alert these ways that people are just feeling fearful so job security is really a big one and he was just sharing their with great with you live in a country where yoga get unemployment. Belfair all you can kind of do this and that the government willing to do this but there are places where it's like often we ain't got nothing for you usual job. Good luck to you. So I was really found his pain so he's worried about his wishes USA heaviness to him about worried about so. I'm just trying to encourage him. And just you know just got my little car. Djing words of wisdom up there on a mile my back the back of me so when people see video just like you know just trying to put a few words out there and just keep encouraging. Yeah you know people that you've seen as really strong and you interact with them on a daily basis and they're like to see them so bun rable at this. Time is really humbling. I think it's humbling for them. People that I just was always like. Oh this is about us. But it's like they are afraid fearful and depressed and not necessary. Made the mostly weak enough. But you just see inside of you. I think this is the fact that this is also unprecedented. Like nobody knows how what when? And so you're right and then you start to realize the things that you rely on and I think that's what's really showing me when I'm not traffic on. Having compensate the panic the the most panic that the kind of conversations I'm having with people is all centered around yet security jobs e micro a lot of people who have very much safer kind of freelance space and very much kind of kind of doing what. I want to do creatively. All of a sudden they're like oh my gosh like really scary and I don't have security. How pay my rent and and and you know and people and I feel really privileged. Actually that I have a job that that is going to stand the test of time. Coding and it will still be there the end of this but even still like I ain't concerned because it gets the point where all of a sudden as well people are thinking. Okay what's the party's what are the core things that needs to focus on? What are the core moments core principles? There's a lot of the kind of added value rose in a business that was all of a sudden seem to feel like not like not important anymore. And so you can really get into like my my job boy. Am I gonNa Again? Same same shots. What was in? I'm big on my company like they've actually been so resilient and how they responded. I think they've been very good at kind of just know that you know we get. This is the day by day thing. This is not a this is what's happening. This week is literally day by day. They're kind of really opened the communication it has to be. I think you know. If I'm honest view might be disappointment. Has Been actually from the government. Not so much from workplaces. I think our work's been great. I think the government being so unsure and so I said the government Boris Johnson. Just not being clear in what he says like a delivery guys. I think you have. The trump does every day like a certain time he has his compasses which again are a shambles. I'm not even GONNA get too much into trying to bring too much negatively into this moment because I think everyone is in that space of worries what will stay there. But I do think that they they could do better with just reassuring people because I think that where there is so much uncertainty. You really do need leadership to lead. And they're just no. I'm just under sweeney disappointed so actually I found solace in looking at my community to lead an. I'm seeing great leaders papa elsewhere in terms of inspectors that. I wouldn't necessarily be looking for them. I E actually checking them of friends who are like how mental health care in this time. What are you doing to kind of? Stay Sane in these moments so small things that check in. Jovan everybody even APP site house. He couldn't if you guys have seen the housefly which is really cool. The instagram live moments. All suffer usually. I would not be my back like it's not my thing but it's actually been somewhere. I found a lot of kind of support salacious when people come and mega positively and like this fun through this also sharing some facts which is held. 'cause I'm really checking on friends and people. I know that else regardless of age that just because it can be quite isolating of course so thankful that MOMS in America view one and your family but yeah so a lot of my friends single or they or they could be partners but then if by themselves and yeah just checking it on them because people are. Social Butterfly is will they? You know they better if you're an extrovert shiver and you get your energy from people. That's really
Seattle - Harborview, UW Medicine to implement coronavirus 'surge plan'
"Has covered nineteen continues to spread the UW medicine is preparing for a surge of patients seeking help with their symptoms respiratory clinic is kind of what we're calling its at the Harborview harbor the use case Dr Steve Mitchell with you W. says part of the plan is to direct patients with respiratory illness symptoms to a tent outside the emergency department at their hospital we do not plan on having a tense in front of R. Mercer pardon for any longer period of time that we need to it's it's true it's true but it's absolutely necessary during this time following a brief evaluation patients will be treated and discharged or directed to the most appropriate care sitting in the hospital or at alternative sites of
Customs officers at O'Hare Airport seize 'prohibited' medical test kits
"Customs officials in Chicago have sees questionable coronavirus test kits being shipped in from overseas authorities say customs officers at o'hare International Airport intercepted packages containing illicit virus test kits they were flown to the US from the United Kingdom a customs and border protection spokesman says some were marked as corona virus tests while others were labeled for meningitis Mercer salmonella and other diseases he couldn't say if they were counterfeit a similar suspects shipment arrived in Los Angeles last week the food and drug administration's warning the public testing for coronavirus is conducted only in verified public health laboratories located around the
Suspect test kits seized at O'Hare International Airport
"Authorities say customs officers at o'hare International Airport intercepted packages containing illicit virus test kits they were flown to the US from the United Kingdom a customs and border protection spokesman says some were marked as corona virus tests while others were labeled for meningitis Mercer salmonella and other diseases he couldn't say if they were counterfeit a similar suspects shipment arrived in Los Angeles last week the food and drug administration's warning the public testing for coronavirus is conducted only in verified public health laboratories located around the country I'm Jackie Quinn
Philadelphia - Republicans Sweep 3 Special Elections for Pennsylvania House
"Republicans are claiming victory in special elections to fill three empty seats in the Pennsylvania house in the politically divided Bucks county Republican Casey Tomlinson has won a vacant state house seat in Bensalem Eric the bonds took the win in Westmoreland County and Tim Bonner claim victory in Mercer
Gov. Wolf orders restaurants to close dine-in facilities in 5 counties as coronavirus tightens grip on Philadelphia region
"We'll hear the latest numbers of cove in nineteen cases in our area PA has sixty three confirmed cases twenty four of them in Moscow seven in Delco six in Philadelphia for inbox into in Chester County ninety eight cases in New Jersey most of them are to the north there are four in Burlington county two apiece in Camden and ocean counties and one in Mercer county will governor wolf has now ordered at restaurants and bars in the four suburban counties to close dine in services for for the the next next fourteen fourteen days days here's here's K. K. Y. Y. W. W. Harrisburg Harrisburg bureau bureau chief chief Tony Tony Romeo Romeo governor governor wolf wolf at at first first said said he he felt felt it it would would be be more more effective effective to to appeal appeal to to non non essential essential businesses businesses to to close close voluntarily but late Sunday night the administration citing input from business owners as well as state and local officials said it was now ordering restaurants and bars in Bucks Chester Delaware and Montgomery counties to close their dine in facilities for fourteen days businesses that offer carry out delivery and drive thru food and beverage service may continue to do so but drinking or eating inside bars or restaurants will be prohibited the governor sites is that the already under a covert nineteen disaster declaration he signed earlier this month and says businesses that violate the order could face enforcement
Feminists: Ella Fitzgerald
"Shining. Oh hello from wonder media network. I'm Jenny Kaplan. And this is encyclopedia. Manica deemed the first lady of Song. Today's Dreamer was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States. For more than half a century. She went thirteen grammy awards and sold over forty million albums. Her voice was flexible. Wide-ranging accurate and ageless. Let's talk about Ella Fitzgerald Ella. Jane Fitzgerald was born on April twenty fifth nineteen seventeen in Newport News. Virginia to William Fitzgerald and Tempe Henry Ellis parents separated shortly after Ella's birth and she and her mother moved to Yonkers New York where they eventually moved in with Tempe longtime boyfriend. Joseph Dasilva three soon became four LS half-sister Francis was born in Nineteen twenty-three. The family struggled to make ends meet. Both parents worked multiple jobs. L. Occasionally took on work to their apartment was a mixed neighborhood. Where Ella made friends easily? She considered herself more of a Tomboy and often join neighborhood baseball games. Sports Aside Ella enjoy dancing and singing with friends and would perform at lunch and on her way to school in Nineteen. Thirty two ELLAS. Mom Tempe died from serious injury. She received in a car accident. Ella was devastated. She eventually moved in with her aunt Virginia and when her stepfather Joe died shortly thereafter. Ala stepsister. Francis came to live with them. To Ella was in a dark place. She started skipping school and her grades dropped. She got in trouble with the police and was sent to a reform school where she was subject to beatings by her caretakers. Eventually Ella escaped from the reformatory. She was fifteen years old broke and alone during the Great Depression. In nineteen thirty four Islas name was pulled in a weekly drawing the Apollo Theater for a chance to perform and compete an amateur night. Two sisters who the dance in the sisters in the world call the edgewood sisters and they closed the show about I when I saw those ladies. Dan I says no way. I'm going out there and try to dance. Because they stop the show. She was planning to dance but when the Edwards sisters closed the main show. She changed her mind fearing she couldn't compete with their moves. And when I got out there somebody follow up nobody else. What is she going to do? She made a last minute decision to sing and ask the band to play. Hoagy Carmichael Judy. Heavens hurt to me. By the end of the song the crowd demanded an encore and Ella had found her calling one of the people in the band. That night with saxophonist and Arranger Benny Carter wowed by her natural talent. Benny introduced a lot of people. Who could help launch your career? The era of big swing bands was coming to a close in favor of bebop. Ls successfully made the transition using her voice to sound like another horn in the band. She began to experiment with scat singing. Eventually turning it into an art in nineteen thirty eight Ella recorded a version of the nursery. Rhyme a-tisket a task it. A million copies of the album were sold it. Hit number one on the charts and it stayed on the pop charts for seventeen weeks. Ella was suddenly famous her wife. Changed Professionally and personally while on tour with Dizzy Gillespie's band in nineteen forty. Six Ella fell in love with bassist. Ray Brown the two got married and adopted a son Ray. Junior through the two later got divorced. They remained lifelong friends L. O. Worked with all the jazz greats including Frank Sinatra Duke Ellington Nat King Cole Dizzy. Gillespie and Benny Goodman from nineteen fifty six to nineteen sixty. Four Ella recorded eight songbooks in which she covered other musicians songs. Including those by Cole Porter Duke. Ellington the Gershwin's Johnny Mercer Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hart Ella continued to work throughout her life by the nineteen nineties. She had recorded more than two hundred albums she received the Kennedy Center honors the US National Medal of Arts and Francis Commander of Arts and letters award. Thank you and I'm so proud to be in class with all these younger ones coming up. Ain't gonNA leave me behind. I'm learning out a wrap in her later. Life Ella suffer from diabetes. She was hospitalized. Congestive heart failure in nineteen eighty six and for exhaustion in nineteen ninety. Nine hundred ninety three. She had to have both of her legs amputated below the knee due to complications from diabetes. She never fully recovered from the surgery. And on June fifteenth. Nineteen Ninety six at the age of seventy-nine Ella Fitzgerald died at her Beverly Hills. Home fans all over. The world mourned her death. A wreath of white flowers was placed next to her star on the Hollywood walk of fame and the Marquee outside the Hollywood bowl read. Lmu will miss you
China reports no new infections outside Wuhan
"China there is some positive news from China today regarding the corona virus outbreak the president province of Hubei at the center of the epidemic is registered no new cases outside the city of Wuhan for a second consecutive day a Chinese official says the lockdown of residence in who break could be ending soon elsewhere though governments are increasing measures to try to contain a sharp rise in infections that in Australia one of the latest news there is being to banned tourists from visiting aboriginal settlements and I also Sydney correspondent Phil Mercer what the thinking was behind that specific measure essentially it's using geography to try to fortify remotes indigenous settlements against the spread of the code of eight nineteen virus now these remotes aboriginal communities often only have one oh two roads in or out in the idea raises that some of these communities will for Bates visitors who've been to China Iran South Korea Japan it's silly and they won't let the main for the next three months so this is a way for indigenous people to try to get some sort of control given that the Australian government believes that indigenous people a one of the groups most vulnerable to the corona virus and this is what because of pre existing health conditions that that might exist yes you have to remember that the indigenous Australians suffer higher rates of ill health imprisonment poverty more than anyone else and they also suffer high rates of diabetes and renal conditions but also housing is invariably chronically overcrowded and some of these communities to Saudi authorities believe that these pre existing conditions and these other problems could be extremely flat tile ground full of virus light cove it
"mercer" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Going to be at the Holiday Inn up in Grove city twenty one Mercer twenty one holiday Boulevard Mercer PA and then lance I believe you're going to be at the cranberry public library on Wednesday the nineteenth always a fantastic turnout there were always happy to be up there that's twenty five twenty five Rochester road in cranberry Wednesday the twenty fourth we're going to be at the Pinera bread at four hundred Penn center Boulevard on the Penn hills area and then lastly we're going to be at the Hampton inn out in Greensburg which is one thousand town square way on Tuesday March third all workshop started six o'clock free to attend but you can RSVP by calling eight eight eight eight one eight many or going to our website at medica consorts dot com yeah well of those of and Salah rod because a lot of people come in and they've got a lot of questions one of the first things a lot of times you before we start is Hey this is so confusing why they make it so confusing I love the process of kind of seeing the light bulb go on as we go through the night and they asked the question so it's great event again would love to have you come out before we go to break in as we get into Medicare vans this morning I just want to talk a little bit about why what we do is so important now every week we we try to share our story and and here's the thing right we don't have to forage for the stories a lot of times it's picking between five or six that one week for the one that's most relevant but just talking with one of our agents Corey this week he had met a lady her name was Rene and she's in Fayette County and dot he'd called out reached out to her because she had sent in a postcard looking for some information starts asking questions strong long behold she went on Medicare before the age sixty five right because she had a disability she went to a carrier which is what a lot of people do you know she went directly there didn't speak to American actor a broker an adviser just went straight to the care she got on the plan and the plan was pretty good you know she was satisfied with it but something big change in her life this year she was diagnosed with cancer well okay so and she was worried as you would be not just with the diagnosis but what the financial implications right absolutely you know so she went on disability for other reasons but then she got diagnosed with cancer so she reached out and she she had sent in a card and one of our agents Calder and here's a long story short she went to the Kerrier they got on a plan that was good for her at the time but she knew nothing about Medigap plans she knew nothing about the difference she got only one piece of the education of what is a part of Medicare he sat down with her he was able to explain to her how Medicare works what a Medicare advantage plan is how a Medigap plan works lone behold the end of the day because she's just turning sixty five she has a second opportunity to pick a Medigap plan if she didn't call and we didn't call and we didn't make this connection right now at this point in time she would miss an opportunity you know happen she's now on a plan where she doesn't have to worry about paying anything out of pocket more than her monthly premium and a hundred ninety eight dollars for the entire year so think about the financial implications of that right but also think of the peace of mind because when you get cancer what's the first thing you start thinking about am I gonna make it through I'm a one of the bill's going to be if I do I'll be honest with you my age I'd be more worried about my family yeah stop with all those bills yeah exactly so now what she doesn't have to worry about is all those bills coming in because she knows that she's in a great place Justin also store just one sample just from this week of many things of what we do to really help get people in a better spot don't forget coming up February eleventh holiday in Grove city of on Wednesday the nineteenth cranberry public library Wednesday the twenty fourth Pinera bread pen center Boulevard and then on March the third which happened to be my son's birthday I Hampton inn town square or go take care of the family sorry that's out in Greensburg call them at eight eight eight eight one eight six three three four eight eight eight eight one eight six three three four many connect insurance dot com get those.
"mercer" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Save you money right now get fifteen percent off any implant rug cleaning good idea Mercer right cleaning dot com Michael numbers on the campaign trail again this week he also spending a long line of money PC is ad spending has up to now a quarter billion dollars a lot of money he's got a lot of money as the as seen some estimates of his net worth around fifty five billion dollars it's hard to keep track at that point I now much of it he made thanks to the from a comic all of the money he spent so far he's made during the trump economy George Soros is kind of jealous like at least that was so Mike Bloomberg nettles he contributed millions and billions billions tier two campaigns that Democrats over the years George Soros has as well but now Mike Bloomberg is like I'm going to run as well right but also sources is not anywhere near as wealthy source is worth something like eight billion dollars you know the George Soros lost a billion dollars after trump was elected an eighth of his income yes because he bet that the market would crash he he actually he actually had made all these purchases in thinking that the market was going to crash because trump been elected and he lost a billion dollars on that campus a hard be a hard position to root for the economy to crash not for George Soros it's gonna get history of that please not now spending another one of his billions on this new it's a new education venture I notice all personal autonomy whatever that means that's right says services for us is busy but again as I mentioned so as Bloomberg he's he's spent a quarter of a billion box so far on television advertising and he that advertising all of that has actually crowded out a ton of candidates across the country because he's bought so much advertising spending hundreds of millions of dollars he is actually crowding out grabbing at in in a lot of markets the ability for small candidates to even buy ads he's like destroying it big bloomers basically taken over all of your televisions what will you know when the aliens arrive in a take over all the broadcasts and they begin people of earth and they have like a message for you Bloomberg is essentially doing that with this money and what I think is so ironic about this so we're talking about Democrats who are for campaign finance reform in mock want more restrictions when it comes to money in campaigns yet their own is crowding them out because he's buying old ad space exactly and not only is the is the crowning everybody out it's working at least to an extent Bloomberg in new national polling according Monmouth university is now in fourth place in the democratic field fourth place so where is the rich guy the billionaire the two of the candidates at least consider evil by virtue of his money only has bought his way to fourth place in the democratic field you can just do that and he's done this without attending any of the debates because he's not accepting donations so he's an able to qualify for any of the debates that we've had doesn't need to do go it that says I need to debate isn't going to I isn't on the ticket in New Hampshire he's waiting for super Tuesday yeah he's just by passing at all and doing it on money so he is so he's doing all this advertising everything you know you can pay pay a marketing firm to make these these ads Mike twenty twenty make them all glow it but you can't stop being a terrible candidate on the stop I mean listen to how boring this guy is when he's campaigning but hell cities expand expand public transit to more people and offer more options including bus rapid transit routes and bike lanes and railings oh boy not a lot of people talk about building more rail well I've actually done it when we extended the subway in New York City and lots of high speed rail projects have been proposed we will focus on what we can complete so we will commit to finishing at least one high speed rail car at about twenty twenty five the class a lab in the plan that we are releasing today be older.
"mercer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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"mercer" Discussed on KSFO-AM
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"mercer" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"This is a cbc podcast discover what millions around the world already have audible has canada's largest library of audiobooks including exclusive content curated by and four canadians experience books in a whole new way we're stories are brought to life by powerful performances from renowned actors and narrators with the free audible app you can listen anytime anywhere whether you're at home in the car or out on a jog the first thirty days of the audible membership or free including a free book go to www dot audible dot ca slash cbc to learn more or this feels really weird to say tonight is the very last episode of the rick mercer report on cbc television wrapping a fifteen seasons one twelve canadian screen awards two hundred sixty two rants in one alley but tonight rick mercer report is this is so weird to say like i feel like i'm just kind of brushing past but it's the last one rix by the show a few times you know to look back at his career and politics and comedy the cbc those are all up on our on our web say he was even here when it was announced this would be the last season but right now i guess because the last show airs tonight on tv felt right to have rick stop by just for quick chat to say goodbye area i'm excellent nice i feel like you should be kathy lee man you're here all the time i'm feeling good though a big day and i'm feeling incredibly good are you really i was going to ask i'm you know what i'm very proud of this special we put together there was a lot riding on it because i'm really proud of this show and i think that with this special we've embodied everything that i believe is good about the show celebration of canada celebration of small towns people that you find in those small towns and lots of funny lots of stunts all the things that i think the show is good at all comes together one.
"mercer" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"As far as the democrats and the media arkansas the mercer's and the coke brothers are no different they are wealthy conservatives who fund right wing causes and candidates and as such they are illegitimate they're racist sexist they're bigoted their homophobes and dangerous they are suspects cambridge analytics this is actually the organization that mr mercer robert mercer began he is a computer scientist whiz by the way that is his claim to fame runs a hedge fund now and he and one of his daughters rebecca are the primary political movers in using some of their wealth to fund various causes an operation they originally supported ted cruz in the republican primaries and crews dropped out of the race they immediately switched to trump and if the truth were probably switching on the way to switching trump they'll before crews dropped out and they did contribute a certain amount of money to trump trump didn't take a whole lot of campaign contributions with the mercer's gave summit cambridge analytics turns out to be one of the well operations one of the techniques that the trump campaign used in terms of data mining to learn about various voters in various states and who they were and how to appeal to them this has become a gigantic conspiracy this has become something about which everybody needs to know that's why.
"mercer" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"The rick mercer reports there's no i'm not done yet i've got fifty among month okay i'm not i'm on tonight midnight i'm still alive the national around to made o'clock prime time show what's it's a huge but where but when when the time comes is there is there anything you you you want to do is there anything on the bucket list ending you haven't had the chance to do i know you mean maybe now this force speech do takes because all of the things that i would like to do it's not like my show stopped me like i could say like word no tom i've wanted to write a great canadian novel for many years but to show a stopping me well i guess i could have put pen to paper and got the first page down somewhere in the last fifteen years so you know i wish i could i could drop something on you that sounded really exciting like a theme park on rick mercer's lobster boy you can come down place the music that'd be great i'll house tourists will come here they'll get a lobster all can eat mussels it's great will make a bundle i don't know what i'm doing fifteen years on the rick mercer report how has i wanna talk a little bit about the the top of the show the headlines in the political satire portion of the show how has doing political satire from the time you began that even on twenty two at the beginning at the rate mercer award to now has changed i think one thing that's happening and you see this all over there's an expression in of mind quick to hurt like certain people they're just always they're always looking to be offended they're always looking to be outraged about something having their feelings hurt and then it just gets a little tedious after wireless like your hurt again while i think more and more people are quick to hurt now you can't really say anything or whatever you say there are going to be people who.
"mercer" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"To one of your and my favorite targets take listen to this when you will to toronto you realize pretty quick that when it comes to the weather there are two parallel universes there's lucky hear about his immediate and then there's what you see on your window you can wake up in turn on the news than you can see a lean story about a snowstorm that slammed the city fell there were three hundred accidents between five and ninety ends no flights took off and the reporter on the scene is so panicked he sounds like he's reporting live from the model of the collapsed mineshaft you think i had no idea those poor people but then you realize hang on i mean toronto's then you look out the window there's three centimetres of snow on the ground in the kid across the street his walking his dog in his teeshirts thin you realize to his those those storms there was no weather bomb there were police that was a clipper rick mercer's rant about torontonians and the weather on the rick mercer report from back in two thousand eight how do you feel as into that that much has changed quite frankly israeli handed a winter season the great thing about the rant is really it is such a privilege because i have no mandate i don't have to rant about what's happening in ottawa this week i can rent about what's bugging me when i walked down the street were i can rent about the weather i can i can talk about something that's just effected me that i know is not a funny subject at all men two weeks ago i i didn't so much rant as i use that opportunity to just tell a story about gore downey and there was nothing randy about it it was just a simple story and that's something i'm going to miss for sure because it's in amazing privileged to be able to do that every single week can you do at thursday night's rain.
"mercer" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"I don't really have one now that way i you know my bucket list always was if i can make a living in show business that was it and that's what i'm the most proud of out of anything i've ever done but now that you're now that you're done the rick mercer reports there's no i'm not done yet i've got fifty i'ma i mounted naive midnight i'm still alive the national around tonight at clock prime time show what's it's a huge but wet but when when the time comes is there is there anything you you wanna do is there anything on the bucket listening you haven't had the chance to do i know you mean maybe now this have forced me to do things because all of the things that i would like to do it's not like my show stopped me like i could say like would no tom i've wanted to write a great canadian novel for many years but the show is stopping me well i guess i could have put pen to paper and got the first page down somewhere in the last fifteen years so you know i wish i could i could drop something on you that sounded really exciting like a theme park or rick mercer's lobster boy you can come down place of music that'd be great all house tourists will come here they'll get a lobster all you can eat mussels it's great will make a bundle i don't know what i'm doing fifteen years on the rick mercer report how has i want to talk a little bit about the the top of the show the headlines in the political satire portion of the show how has doing political satire from the time you began not even on twenty two at the beginning of the rick mercer award to now has changed i think one thing that's happening and you see this all over there is an expression of movement quick to hurt like certain people to just always they're always looking to be offended they're always looking to be.
"mercer" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Mercer alexander the african american mother of three who was sentenced to twenty years in prison for firing what she maintains was a warning shot i her abuses abusive husband and twenty ten was freed from house arrest earlier this year after being jailed for three years and serving two years of court ordered home confinement alexander had attempted to use ford stand your ground law in her defense the law that was made famous when white vigilante george zimmerman successfully used it as his defense after he shot and killed unarmed african american teenager trayvon martin but in march twenty twelve the jury rejected alexander's use of sanyo ground and convicted her after only twelve minutes of deliberation he was sentenced to twenty years behind bars under a florida law known as ten twenty life that carries a mandatory minimum for certain gun crimes regardless of the circumstance alexander won an appeal for a new trial and later accepted plea deal that kept her sentenced to three years of time served and a twenty thirteen interview with democracy now civil rights advocate an attorney michelle legs andor author of the best selling book the new jim crow mass incarceration in the age of color blindness talked about what role mandatory minimum sentencing played in mercer alexander's case she received a twenty year sentence because of harsh mandatory minimum sentences sentences that exist in florida and in states nationwide mandatory minimum sentences give no discretion to judges of them about the amount of time on that the person should receive once a guilty verdict is rendered harsh mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses were passed by congress i in the nineteen eighties as part of the war on drugs and the get tough movement sentences that have helped to fuel our nation's prison boom and have also greatly aggravated racial disparities particularly in the application of mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine on thursday aiming good men and near mean shake of democracy now interviewed maria sal examiner about her case and what has happened since her conviction and morissette if you can go back to two thousand ten and described to us what happened and then with the killing of trayvon martin by george zimmerman vigilante who was acquitted unlike you how that changed your.